The FTX Collapse, Explained | What Went Wrong | WSJ

Former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was hailed as a savior of crypto before FTX’s implosion.

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX was seen as a survivor in a struggling industry, but over the course of six days the exchange collapsed due to a sudden liquidity crunch. WSJ explains the factors that drove FTX’s growth and what led to its downfall. Illustration: Alexandra Larkin

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FTX’s Collapse: The Three Key Points on the Largest Crypto Bankruptcy Ever:

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  1. FTX’s new CEO says he’s never seen “such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information…” in his career.

    So what’s next after FTX’s bankruptcy filing? WSJ breaks down the three key points around the largest crypto bankruptcy ever:

  2. Thanks Lammonhack 👆he was able to recover my money back from FTX I really appreciate sir

  3. Thanks Lammonhack 👆he was able to recover my money back from FTX I really appreciate sir

  4. 05:13 Can someone explain how the money is missing ? I am not in crypto but all peoples are speaking how safe it is and you have full control . How can the money be missing now ?

  5. Realistically, a bank run can nuke any bank. So this is maybe more a fault of people being too reactive to news and fears.

    Seems they needed controls to stop too many withdrawals.

    The "protecting consumers" aspect of banking that applies here is definitely interesting though… If you're not government backed, you likely need a different set of rules to keep things stable even in dark times.

    And crypto companies really should be more transparent in their activities – in the sense of having code (decisions) be public.

  6. So, you give him real dollars and he prints FTX currency in exchange, he goes and buys real things like houses and cars while you get the digital coins in your wallet hoping that someone else buys your digital token for a bigger price… wow, just wow

  7. Will the concerned departments be able to squeeze out enough money from him to repay some of the investors?
    If not cash then in assets liquidation?

  8. Wouah !!!

    Wall Street Journal can predict …. the Past . Well done , Wall Street Journal 👏👏👏

  9. What do you mean what happend? He blew investors money on democrat donations. He donated the most right behind George Soros. Funny how the crypto fell apart after midterms. What a scam.

  10. Another financial bamboozle just like in 2008. Not only is America not manufacturing anything anymore it seems to be moving from one financial bubble to another 🤦

  11. What went wrong is the ponzi schemes are all coming down…and no mas using dirty crypto for trafficking children and funneling money back to dirty politicians…


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