FTX: Bankman-Fried claims he ‘basically forgot’ about account holding $8bn customer cash

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By Charlie Conchie FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has launched an attack on regulators for failing to protect consumers today, even as he admitted he “basically forgot” about an account holding $8bn of customer’s cash. In Twitter messages with a reporter at the Vox news website, the 30-year-old former billionaire, who had publicly courted regulators and lawmakers in the past, said “f*ck regulators” and claimed his previous overtures towards them were “just PR”. “They make everything worse. They don’t protect consumers at all,” he wrote. When told he was previously “really good at talking about …

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