Crypto: The 5 weirdest Sam Bankman-Fried stories Michael Lewis told to ’60 Minutes’

by | Oct 1, 2023 | Stock Market

Say what you will about author Michael Lewis, but he does have a knack for finding interesting characters to write about. The latest is Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of failed crypto exchange FTX who’s accused of running “one of the biggest financial frauds in U.S. history.” Lewis’s latest book, “Going Infinite,” follows the rise and fall of the man known as SBF, and comes out Tuesday — the same day Bankman-Fried’s trial starts in federal court in New York City.

CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired an interview with Lewis on Sunday night, in which Lewis delved deep into Bankman-Fried’s history and psyche, and revealed juicy tidbits from the book, which he compiled from meeting with SBF more than 100 times over two years. Here are five of the weirdest stories about Bankman-Fried that he told “60 Minutes”:SBF played a videogame during his first TV interview Lewis said that during Bankman-Fried’s very first TV appearance, when FTX was gaining notoriety, he was playing a videogame through it all. “If you watch the clip you can see his eyes going back and forth, back (laughs) and forth. It’s because he’s trying to win his videogame at the same time he’s on the air,” Lewis said, according to a CBS News transcript. The fashion icon vs. the schlub In perhaps the most fish-out-of-water story ever, Lewis said Vogue editor-in-c …

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