SBF says he wants to ‘raise liquidity’ as puzzling tweets continue

Quick Take

  • Bankman-Fried said he hopes to “raise liquidity, make customers whole, and restart.”
  • The tweets come after he recently resigned as CEO of FTX, the exchange operator that filed for bankruptcy protection last Friday.

Sam Bankman-Fried, former CEO of beleaguered crypto exchange FTX, is still tweeting.

In the latest installments of a puzzling series of posts on Twitter, Bankman-Fried said that “too much leverage” and a run on the bank scenario were to blame for FTX’s collapse.

“So what can I try to do? Raise liquidity, make customers whole, and restart,” Bankman-Fried wrote. He said he may fail, but added, “part of me thinks I might get somewhere.”

The tweets will raise many an eyebrow given that FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week and may have more than a million creditors — not to mention the fact that Bankman-Fried is no longer CEO after resigning on Nov. 11, and reports that sister company Alameda Research used FTX customer funds for risky bets. Many Twitter users responded to Bankman-Fried’s latest statements derisively. 


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Bankman-Fried did not immediately respond to questions about how he planned to raise liquidity.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that Bankman-Fried is trying to raise capital despite the bankruptcy filing, citing people familiar with the matter.

Bankman-Fried’s latest tweets extend a bizarre Twitter thread that began on Nov. 14.

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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Ryan Weeks is deals editor at the The Block, focused on fundraising, M&A and institutional trends in the crypto space, among other things. He is particularly interested in investigative work — so please send tips! Ryan previously worked at Financial News, Dow Jones as a fintech correspondent in London. Prior to that, he wrote for several different publications, including Sifted, AltFi and Wired. Beyond journalism, Ryan is a keen reader and writer. He enjoys all things active, especially running, rugby, climbing and tennis.


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