A manhunt for FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is going strong in the Bahamas after the collapse of FTX’s massive empire.
According to Decrypt, following the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, crypto Twitter influencers gathered in the Bahamas to track down former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried with the aim of “hunting SBF”.
It is known that FTX has been based in the Bahamas since September last year and operates in a luxury penthouse at Albany Resort.
Opener Ben Armstrong, founder of the BitBoy Crypto YouTube channel with millions of subscribers, posted a live video of him walking around the resort, but was rejected by staff. Not giving up, he also traveled to other locations on the island to try and learn more. He posted a video of himself at a residence that the Washington Post reported was the property of SBF’s parents.
More influencers are on their way to see what information they can tap into. Youtuber Gabriel Haines is currently on his way to the Bahamas after crowdfunding $10,000 in the crypto community.
Haines told Decrypt that although he was not confident he would be able to find the SBF, but he hopes his videos can bring some relief to a community still reeling from the swift closure of one of the biggest companies and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges.
Haines said he became aware of the crypto community’s interest in sending him to the Bahamas after he saw a poll posted by a twitter user in which 75% of the 2,000 respondents agreed that they should pool the money.
After the Bitboy incident, flying to the Bahamas to find SBF became a meme on crypto twitter, with many claiming to join the search for SBF.
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