Sam Bankman Fried

updated 09 Mar 2023

FTX: the legend of Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried (often referred to as "SBF") is a prominent figure in the cryptocurrency and finance industry. He is the founder and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, and Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm.

Prior to founding FTX and Alameda, Bankman-Fried worked as a trader at the quantitative trading firm Jane Street. He also served as the Director of Development at the Centre for Effective Altruism, a non-profit organization focused on maximizing the positive impact of charitable donations.

Bankman-Fried is known for his outspoken views on cryptocurrency and finance, as well as his large philanthropic donations to various charities. He has been featured in numerous media outlets and has spoken at various conferences and events around the world.