What made Sam Bankman-Fried launch FTX — and what he now thinks about the world (Part 2)
Episode 86 of Season 3 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block’s Frank Chaparro and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX.
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Sam Bankman-Fried, the billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX, joins The Scoop to close out 2021 in a two-part episode that explores the origin story of the increasingly ubiquitous trading venue, Bankman-Fried's worldview, and what he expects for the digital asset market in the year to come.
In Part 2 of this episode, Bankman-Fried and Chaparro also explore:
- Whether a crackdown on stablecoins is a possible concern for FTX’s business
- The ramifications of the government’s “really extreme fiscal” reaction to Covid-19 and its impact on the monetary supply
- Why the Fed should have seen hot inflation coming
- Product leverage in the cryptocurrency market and cascading liquidations
- How the amount of capital sitting on the sidelines is “absolutely massive” and could fend off a big crypto bear market
Disclaimer: The former CEO and majority shareholder of The Block has disclosed a series of loans from former FTX and Alameda founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
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