by confoundedinterest17

Just like the disastrous Bernie Madoff debacle the place buyers misplaced thousands and thousands of {dollars}, Sam Bankman-Fried has apparently price buyers like Steph Curry, Shaq and Tom Brady appreciable sums as effectively.

What do Bernie Madoff and Sam Bankman-Fried have in frequent? Grasping buyers who apparently didn’t hassle to watch what was occurring.

Sure, had they monitored FTX, Bankman-Fried’s firm, they might have seen that FTX held lower than $1bn in liquid belongings towards $9bn in liabilities.

Usually, with purchaser beware, the onus falls on buyers to watch what’s going on. However The Fed’s utterly dropped the ball on Bernie Madoff the place buyers didn’t appear in any respect interested in incomes supercharged returns. The identical is the case for FTX.

FTX had partnered with Ukraine to course of donations to their warfare efforts inside days of Joe Biden pledging billions of American taxpayer {dollars} to the nation. Ukraine invested into FTX because the Biden administration funneled funds to the invaded nation, and FTX then made large donations to Democrats within the US.

The SEC’s Gary Gensler blew it once more. After his company did not warn buyers about Terra and Celsius—whose collapses this spring sparked a trillion-dollar investor wipeout—the Securities and Alternate Fee chair allowed a good greater debacle to unfold proper beneath his nostril. I’m speaking, in fact, concerning the revelation this week that the $30 billion FTX empire was a home of playing cards and that its golden boy founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, is the crypto equal of Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes (Stanford College is the place Holmes was an MBA scholar and Stanford Regulation College is the place each SBF’s dad and mom are professor).

To be truthful, Gensler was not the one one suckered by SBF. Almost everybody else fell for the narrative that SBF, along with his cute afro and aw-shucks demeanor, was precisely the savior crypto wanted to shake off its dodgy fame and emerge as a part of the mainstream monetary system. The issue is that cop-on-the-beat Gensler not solely failed to identify the crime—he appeared set to associate with a legislative technique that might have given SBF a regulatory moat and made him king of the U.S. crypto market.

Whereas it’s straightforward responsible Gensler, the onus nonetheless falls on buyers (and their managers) to MONITOR. Purchaser beware.

What’s going to occur to Sam? Doubtless nothing. He’s a golden youngster of Democrats and was the second greatest donor to Biden and the Democrats after America-hating George Soros. Similar to Biden’s son Hunter won’t ever pay for his many inappropriate antics, I doubt that Merrick “Double Normal” Garland will do a lot to Sam.

Steph Curry, Shaq and Tom Brady ought to fireplace their funding advisors and presumably sue then for failure to watch. Nobody seen $1bn in belongings towards $9bn in liabilities??

Gary Genslar is extra like Inspector Clouseau than a critical regulator.

Right here is the SEC’s Gary Genslar interviewing Sam Bankman-Fried about FTX.

Possibly Sam’s Stanford legislation college professor dad and mom didn’t inform him that it’s towards the legislation.