In what is now being called one of the biggest mess-ups in financial history, the FTX scandal has seemed to overtake Enron as an even bigger mess. Though, being compared to Enron like that, the question becomes what exactly makes them so similar?

To begin, let’s quickly go over what the FTX scandal is. FTX, a digital currency exchange company, was founded and began operations in 2019 by Sam Bankman-Fried. The company rose quickly and rapidly gained high-dollar investors and celebrity endorsements. Though as bitcoin and crypto, in general, seemed to fall in 2021 FTX remained stable leading many to think FTX could be the leader in the field. However, earlier this month new evidence was brought to the surface that could explain how FTX was able to keep its numbers high when everyone else was going lower. A crypto investing firm, Alameda Research, which was also owned by Bankman-Fried, published its balance sheet which showed that things didn’t add up. At this point, a mad dash began for companies and individuals alike to withdraw all of their money from the platform in worries they would lose their money if they didn’t. Though, as money was taken from FTX Bankman-Fried put a stop to it and quit allowing people to withdraw. Only for the company to later file for bankruptcy, citing poor mismanagement and financial opacity.

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1 year ago

commie democrats benefited from this little commie

Sidney Jolly
1 year ago
Reply to  graceythecat

Quite a few people, on the right, label anything they fear or don’t understand “commie.”

Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Only big issue is the Dems brought into FTX en masse & Chap 7 DNC

1 year ago

A dumbocrap commie con artist, proves what absolute pathetic, crooks they all are.Never see a penny of that money again.

1 year ago

When will gov pass laws that protect the investor not the bank. having investment laws that publish the risk in plain English not legalese and in large print. how many retirees have lost a lifetime of investment ? How about anyone that lost money have zero taxes from wages and investments for the rest of their lifetimes. both stare and federal also no funds for SS or Medicare. this should help with their living costs. loosing these investments send many into Poverty. worry also shortens your life, a proven medical fact. It is time we get control of lobbiests and politicians that gain both financially and politically. this bit-coin couldn’t exist without fraudulent support from the fraud that is supported by government .———- I, Grampa

Peter K Baker
1 year ago

Just like Madoff Bankman had someone blow the whistle on him too . But just like Madoff he was ignored. Can’t help notice A lot of Jewish charities and organizations have got the tin cup out to convince people to give them money now that FTX went under. Let the buyer beware.

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