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FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Warns More Crypto Company Insolvencies Are Coming

In a recent interview, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the popular exchange FTX, warned that some crypto exchanges are “secretly insolvent” and may soon fail. Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research have already helped Blockfi and Voyager Digital as the 30-year-old billionaire says sometimes you have to do “what it takes to sort of stabilize things and protect customers.”

Bankman-Fried also spoke about the recent investments in Blockfi and Voyager, as the FTX CEO explained there’s a chance he may not get a return on his investment. “You know, we’re willing to do a somewhat bad deal here, if that’s what it takes to sort of stabilize things and protect customers,” Bankman-Fried told the Forbes contributor. The FTX CEO said that more platforms will bow out from financial burdens in the near future.

“There are some third-tier exchanges that are already secretly insolvent,” Bankman-Fried detailed. “There are companies that are basically too far gone and it’s not practical to backstop them for reasons like a substantial hole in the balance sheet, regulatory issues, or that there is not much of a business left to be saved,” he added.

“I think that the really bearish views on Tether are wrong… I don’t think there is any evidence to support them,” Bankman-Fried told the reporter.

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