Sam Bankman-Fried

Hedgehog Markets Raises $3.5M in Funding Round

The company is testing what will be the first predictions platform on Solana's blockchain.

Business  ·  27 July 2021

FTX Crypto Exchange Valued at $18B in $900M Funding Round

Sam Bankman-Fried's exchange is bringing on the largest funding round in crypto history to fuel expansion.

Business  ·  20 July 2021

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Become Part Owners of FTX

The financial terms of the long-term partnership with Sam Bankman-Fried’s trading empire were not disclosed.

Business  ·  29 June 2021

FTX Follows Binance’s Lead With Move Into Tokenized Stocks

Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX will allow users to trade tokenized stocks of companies such as Facebook, Google, Netflix, Nvidia, PayPal and Tesla.

Markets  ·  24 June 2021
Bitcoin Mining

How the Bitcoin Industry Is Responding to Wall Street’s ESG Concerns

“They are doing it out of the sense of survival,” said John Reed Stark, former chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Internet Enforcement.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 June 2021

Tom Brady to Speak at Consensus 2021

The seven-time Super Bowl Champion, NFT platform co-founder and new bearer of bitcoin laser eyes joins FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried on May 27.

People  ·  26 May 2021

Sam Bankman-Fried Says Bitcoin Mining Council Opens an ‘Interesting Can of Worms’

Hopefully it will clean up the "stupid dialogue going on about ESG," he said. "Not in the sense that ESG was stupid, but that the dialogue was."

Markets  ·  25 May 2021
Digital Currency Group

Decentraland Founder Unveils Project of Bringing NFTs to ‘Big-Time’ Video Games

Decentraland co-founder Ari Meilich is teaming up with gaming industry heavyweights to launch Big Time Studios. Everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Sam Bankman-Fried is involved in the $10.3 million Series A round of funding.

Business  ·  12 May 2021

Serum Token Becomes Latest Project in Bankman-Fried Empire to Turn Heads

FTX-backed serum surged to an all-time high price.

Markets  ·  28 April 2021

Solana Bucked Bitcoin Sell-Off; Upstart Blockchain Challenges Ethereum on Speed, Fees

Solana's SOL tokens have jumped 17-fold in price this year, for a market capitalization over $8 billion.

Markets  ·  20 April 2021

FTX CEO Says Miami Heat Naming Rights Deal Is Partly Philanthropic

Sam Bankman-Fried wants to do good by doing well.

People  ·  29 March 2021

$80M Deal Gone Wrong: Alameda Research, Reef Finance Spar Over Unloaded Tokens

A scuttled deal between Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research and DeFi upstart Reef Finance offers an inside look at the wild world of OTC trading.

Business  ·  16 March 2021

FTX in Talks to Sponsor Miami Heat’s NBA Stadium: Report

The talks are another sign that crypto is breaking into the mainstream in 2021.

News  ·  13 March 2021

CEOs of Coinbase, FTX and Binance Top Blockchain Billionaire’s List

According to Hurun Report's 2020 ranking, there are 17 blockchain billionaires, 11 of whom were new additions in 2020.

People  ·  4 March 2021

Coinbase: DeFi Could Hurt Us and US Regulations Make It Hard to Fight Back

Caught between megabanks and food-branded DEXs, how does Coinbase compete?

Business  ·  25 February 2021