Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Post a Series Weird Tweets Following The Firm Collapse.
Sam Bankman-Fried, ex-CEO of FTX, posted a series of bizarre tweets in which he typed a single letter, “What Happen”, in a row.
How the strange tweets starts
A simple “What” was the first tweet posted on Monday followed by “Happened,” tweeted out one character at a time over the next 24 hours.
He then finished the tweets with saying “[NOT LEGAL ADVICE. NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE. THIS IS ALL AS I REMEMBER IT, BUT MY MEMORY MIGHT BE FAULTY IN PARTS.], he said.
10) [NOT LEGAL ADVICE. NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE. THIS IS ALL AS I REMEMBER IT, BUT MY MEMORY MIGHT BE FAULTY IN PARTS.]
— SBF (@SBF_FTX) November 15, 2022
In response to the bizarre sequence, users tried to guess what would happen next, sparking heated debate and anger.
Following the initial two posts, Bankman-Fried spoke with the New York Times and said, “It’s going to be more than one word. I’m making it up as I go.” When asked if he was planning cryptic tweets.“Something like that,” he replied.
Further questioning Bankman-Fried’s motive behind tweeting such an odd message, he said he didn’t know.
“I’m improvising. I think it’s time,” he said.
Sparking a wide range of speculation
According to some, the tweets were in reference to Alameda Research’s former co-CEO Sam Trabucco, who said he was leaving the company “to relax” and ended tweets with “what happened.”
“@SBF_FTX’s tweet spells out “What Happened” in reference to Sam Trabucco (@AlamedaTrabucco)… his estranged sparring partner and co-CEO of Alameda,” said one twitter user.
A crypto analyst, Miles Deutscher even outlined the possibilities explanation behind SBF’ recent post, “Possible explanations for SBF’s recent tweets:
- It’s a dead man’s switch (he’s being threatened)
- He’s purposefully tweeting to claim mental insanity as a defence
- His account got hacked (or it’s a staged hack)
- He’s sh*t posting for fun (genuinely losing his mind),” he said.
Possible explanations for SBF’s recent tweets:
1. It’s a dead man’s switch (he’s being threatened)
2. He’s purposefully tweeting to claim mental insanity as a defence
3. His account got hacked (or it’s a staged hack)
4. He’s sh*tposting for fun (genuinely losing his mind)
— Miles Deutscher (@milesdeutscher) November 14, 2022