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sbf interview
SILICON VALLEY December 6, 2022
An occasionally chilling conversation with Sam Bankman-Fried about accountability, naivety, family, prison, politics, and the strategy embedded in his walk of shame.
s.b.f.
SILICON VALLEY December 5, 2022
Puck’s Teddy Schleifer and Eriq Gardner discuss the litigation minefield, financial casualties, and political backlash after the FTX supernova: Who’s getting sued? How will Washington crack down? Can crypto investors recover? And will Sam Bankman-Fried go to jail?
Mitch McConnell
SILICON VALLEY December 2, 2022
In his previous life as crypto boy king, S.B.F. was fetishized as a modern Soros. But he cared about power and relevance, which is why, yes, he gave some dark-money to Republicans, too.
Peter Thiel
SILICON VALLEY November 29, 2022
News on Thiel’s Arizona “blackpilling” and Hakeem Jeffries’ first great Democracy Alliance donor gauntlet.
Sam Bankman Fried
SILICON VALLEY November 28, 2022
Sean McElwee, the ur-connected political operative, is the latest to get singed by the FTX scandal following a no-confidence vote at Data for Progress. His exit speaks volumes, not only about Sam Bankman-Fried, but about the power of social media contagion.
sbf
SILICON VALLEY November 22, 2022
New revelations illuminating the world-changing ambitions, aborted blueprints, utopian projects, and democracy-transforming money-bombs emanating from S.B.F., Inc., before the crypto billionaire’s house of cards came crashing down.
S.B.F.
SILICON VALLEY November 18, 2022
A clear-eyed assessment of the past and future of the crypto-political-philanthropic machine, some two weeks after his scandal erupted.
Sam Bankman-Fried
SILICON VALLEY November 15, 2022
The fate of Sam Bankman-Fried is being closely tracked at the highest levels of the Democratic Party, and by the dozens of allied political groups that are either racing to distance themselves from his surname or to find their next check.
Sam Bankman-Fried
SILICON VALLEY November 11, 2022
The Bankman-Fried industrial complex is imploding, with massive turmoil brewing for the donor who was seen as the Democratic Party’s next great hope. Does all of that money just disappear?
Peter Thiel
SILICON VALLEY November 9, 2022
As Peter Thiel poured $33 million into his acolytes J.D. Vance and Blake Masters, Republican power brokers fantasized that they had found their heir to Sheldon Adelson or the Koch Brothers. The truth, it turns out, is quite different.
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