FTX rule breaker Sam Bankman-Fried’s cozy home detention was spiced up on Tuesday with the arrival of a smoking hot, single cryptocurrency influencer, who said he seemed “surprisingly optimistic” before his trial on several fraud charges, according to The Post.
Bankman-Fried, who is under house arrest at his parents’ Palo Alto home, faces potentially 115 years in jail, if convicted of multiple charges against him. He can only leave for exercise, legal meetings, and court ordered rehab.
“He doesn’t seem to want to talk too much about worst-case scenarios,” she added.
Tiffany Fong, 26, earlier coaxed Bankman-Fried into opening up about his polyamorous sex life during a phone call published in November. Now, she’s become one of the first people to Bankman-Fried, who is currently under house arrest.
Fong, whose specialty is cryptocurrency content, boasts 19,000 YouTube subscribers and 39,000 Twitter followers. Her current profession on LinkedIn is listed as a self-employed “reluctant” crypto content creator.
She says she was merely on vacation for the holidays in nearby San Francisco spending time with his sister when she got a text from Bankman-Fried.
When reached by The Post, Fong said that she met with the accused scammer in his family’s library, and that their conversation was focused on strictly business. It’s not clear if Bankman-Fried was discussing FTX or other business. Bankman-Fried is not allowed to make purchases more than $1,000 or start a business due to the terms of his bail.
Fong added they “touched upon his time in Fox Hill,” but the crypto vixen drew no conclusions about how he fared in prison.
“He definitely expressed regret and remorse a number of times” for what transpired at FTX, she said.
“He’s trying to gather his take on events. … He sounded like he was trying to gather his thoughts about what happened,” Fong added, noting Bankman-Fried was on his computer during her visit, but he was not gaming.