On November 14, former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried posted a series of cryptic messages over a period of about 14 hours. The first one was ‘What,’ followed by single-letter tweets spelling out H-A-P-P-E-N-E-D, and then a disclaimer warning that his memory “might be faulty in parts.”
Bankman-Fried, also known as SBF, was interviewed by the New York Times somewhere between tweeting the letter ‘H’ and ‘A’. And the embattled former billionaire offered an even more befuddling explanation.
Twitter, as expected was all over the strange thread, trying to add color. Was it a message to former Alameda Research Co-CEO?
Was he “experimenting” with Adderall again?
Or was he starting to build his insanity defense?
For an intense few hours, people thought he was tricking tracking bots into missing tweets he’s allegedly deleting.
He did delete some damning posts in the past week, but this was not the case at this point in the story.
Perhaps in the eight hours between ‘N’ and ‘E’ he wanted to put ‘S’ instead and tell a story — “I think it’s time,” he did say. And he also said it was going to be more than one word. Maybe he just changed his mind, or maybe he talked to his lawyer.
Noting the disclaimer and the timing, it’s also likely that it was his way of promoting the NYT story.
Or perhaps he just fell asleep — he did say he was surprisingly getting some, unlike people at Ikigai Fund, people at the World Economic Forum, or poor Tom Brady who was actually deleting FTX-related tweets.
The answer could be much less interesting. There are no aliens, after all. It’s all mostly just weather balloons, space junk, and China’s surveillance drones. And SBF said it himself — he was making it up as he went along.
As of this writing, the fallen crypto hero has yet to offer clarity on the tweets … or the backdoor through which he allegedly funneled customer funds to Alameda.
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