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The Fall of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried: A Timeline


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Ironically, the remarkable fall of crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried was foreseen at the apex of his FTX empire earlier this year in its own Super Bowl ad by none other than comedian Larry David.

The multibillion-dollar Bahamas-based exchange, until earlier this month among the biggest exchanges in the world, positioned itself as a safe and easy way to get into crypto. In the ad, David plays the foil who is skeptical of every great technological advance through history and naturally rejects crypto too. In the end the message is "Don't be like Larry.. don't miss out on crypto, NFTs, the next big thing."


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