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Sam Bankman-Fried Pushed One Boundary Too Many

Sam Bankman-Fried Pushed One Boundary Too Many

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. For months, the FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has regularly engaged with the outside world and lived in relative comfort under house arrest. Now the judge presiding over his case has had enough. First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: ‘Up to the Line’ Sam Bankman-Fried has long bent the rules. The FTX founder once wowed elite investors with talk of FTX’s bright future while playing the video game League of Legends during a meeting; later, he raised a “meme round” of $420.69 million from 69 investors. For years, Bankman-Fried’s maverick approach worked in his favor: His quirky persona, unruly mop of hair and all, endeared him to celebrity backers, placated regulators, and helped propel him to billionaire status by his late 20s. This renegade attitude has not served Bankman-Fried quite as well lately. In December 2022, he …