I joined Michael Lewis on his podcast back in May, and found him generally skeptical of both cryptocurrencies and the industry. We didn't talk much about FTX specifically, which is perhaps why I left that conversation hopeful about this book.

https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/against-the-rules/on-background-crypto-skeptic-proven-right

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If Sam Bankman-Fried is convicted in the upcoming FTX fraud trial, Lewis’s admiring biography will take an awkward place on the shelves of history.

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I've reviewed Michael Lewis's book Going Infinite, which just published today as Sam Bankman-Fried's trial kicks off. Ultimately, it's a story of the FTX collapse that never meaningfully changed from the hero story Lewis originally set out to write.

https://newsletter.mollywhite.net/p/review-michael-lewiss-going-infinite

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Former FTX exec Ryan Salame has pleaded guilty to two charges in the ongoing FTX trial. Many had been wondering when an indictment would come out against him, particularly as his donations to Republican political causes had already been alleged to have been straw donations.<p><a href="/hashtag/FTX">#<span>FTX</span></a><a href="/hashtag/crypto">#<span>crypto</span></a><a href="/hashtag/cryptocurrency">#<span>cryptocurrency</span></a></p>

Salame (pronounced "Salem", not "salami") was mentioned in the prosecutors' motions in limine back in August, which revealed that they had access to some of his personal communications.<p><a target="_blank" href="https://hachyderm.io/@molly0xfff/110890754677655941" target="_blank"><span>https://</span><span>hachyderm.io/@molly0xfff/11089</span><span>0754677655941</span></a></p><p><a href="/hashtag/FTX">#<span>FTX</span></a><a href="/hashtag/crypto">#<span>crypto</span></a><a href="/hashtag/cryptocurrency">#<span>cryptocurrency</span></a></p>

Salame (pronounced "Salem", not "salami") was mentioned in the prosecutors' motions in limine back in August, which revealed that they had access to some of his personal communications.<p><a target="_blank" href="https://hachyderm.io/@molly0xfff/110890754677655941" target="_blank"><span>https://</span><span>hachyderm.io/@molly0xfff/11089</span><span>0754677655941</span></a></p><p><a href="/hashtag/FTX">#<span>FTX</span></a><a href="/hashtag/crypto">#<span>crypto</span></a><a href="/hashtag/cryptocurrency">#<span>cryptocurrency</span></a></p>

Reading further from the original court documents (was working off secondary reporting above), it sounds to me like the $6 million, two properties, car, and ownership/equity in his East Rood Farm Corp. will be the entirety of his payment towards the $1.5 billion money judgment (assuming he cooperates, didn't lie on the affidavit, etc.)<p><a href="/hashtag/FTX">#<span>FTX</span></a><a href="/hashtag/crypto">#<span>crypto</span></a><a href="/hashtag/cryptocurrency">#<span>cryptocurrency</span></a></p><p>h/t <span><a href="/character/%40nikhileshde%40journa.host">@<span>nikhileshde</span></a></span></p>

Reading further from the original court documents (was working off secondary reporting above), it sounds to me like the $6 million, two properties, car, and ownership/equity in his East Rood Farm Corp. will be the entirety of his payment towards the $1.5 billion money judgment (assuming he cooperates, didn't lie on the affidavit, etc.)

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h/t @nikhileshde

The real estate forfeitures appear to be one residential property, and his restaurant The Olde Heritage Tavern. (photo via Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Olde_Heritage_Tavern,_Lenox.jpg)

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