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NEWS: Sam Bankman-Fried has ‘regret’ for not probing $8 billion debt to FTX

CRYPTO MARKET: The value of crypto assets have begun to bounce bank one year on from the arrest and charging of crypto darling and industrial fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried.

By Luc Cohen and Jody Godoy

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried testified on Monday that he believed his Alameda Research hedge fund had enough assets to cover an $8 billion debt to the cryptocurrency exchange until days before both collapsed.

Testifying in his own defense at his fraud trial, the 31-year-old former billionaire told jurors that he was concerned and surprised, but not alarmed, upon learning in October 2022 that Alameda had borrowed $8 billion from deposits that FTX customers sent to the exchange.

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