Sam Bankman-Fried deepfake aims to scam FTX collapse victims

A deepfake of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried aims to scam victims of the exchange’s collapse.

FTX was the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange and Bankman-Fried was seen as the face of crypto in Washington. The exchange enjoyed many celebrity endorsements and secured a 19-year, $135 million sponsorship agreement with Miami-Dade county that included the local stadium being renamed the FTX Arena.

All of that success went up in smoke when concerns around the...

FTX’s Bankman-Fried could donate $1 billion in 2024 US elections

Sam Bankman-Fried, billionaire altruist and FTX exchange founder, has claimed he could donate upwards of $1 billion (£796m) to help influence the outcome of the 2024 United States presidential election.

In an interview on the “Whats Your Problem?” podcast, Bankman-Fried said he would spend “north of $100 million (£79.6m)” on the next presidential election cycle with a “soft ceiling” of $1 billion.

The multi-billionaire went on to state: “I would hate to...