Congresswoman maxine waters and ftx founder sam bankman-fried were involved in a back and forth exchange on twitter regarding the collapse of ftx. on december 2, waters thanked bankman-fried for being candid about what happened and invited him to testify before the house committee on december 13. bankman-fried replied that he would feel it was his duty to appear before the committee and explain, but was uncertain if it would happen by the 13th. bitmex vp genia mikhalchenko suggested extradition to bring bankman-fried back to us soil to be tried and properly judged for his misconduct.
Exchange between waters and bankman-fried happened on twitter, with waters initially thanking bankman-fried for being candid about the collapse of ftx. bankman-fried said he would testify when he has finished learning and reviewing what happened. mikhalchenko suggested sending a subpoena. waters more forcefully compelled bankman-fried to attend the december 13 house committee hearing, although the invitation was not a demand or subpoena.
Collapse of ftx has harmed over one million people and bankman-fried’s testimony would be meaningful to members of congress and critical to the american people. bankman-fried has a long line of officials and regulators waiting in the wings to speak with him. waters did not mince words about the importance of bankman-friend coming to washington to testify. how bankman-fried will respond is still uncertain, as he has not yet confirmed whether or not he will show up on december 13 to testify.