News Tech: Crypto Twitter influencers are swarming to the Bahamas in pursuit of Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
The owner of the well-known Bitboy Crypto YouTube channel, Ben Armstrong, broadcast a livestream of himself exploring the resort’s grounds before being asked to leave by security.
Since September of last year, the now-bankrupt exchange has had its headquarters in the Bahamas, where it has operated out of an opulent penthouse at the Albany Resort, a gated community on the island of New Providence. The area is currently the focus of impromptu investigations purportedly conducted on behalf of the crypto community.
He remarked, “I want to develop some great, entertaining content that people will appreciate. “Individuals will have lost a lot of money in this, and I have gotten so many letters from people saying how viewing my movies on SBF and the entire collapse made them feel so much better.”
“I don’t know how often the content creators are funded to go to particular places to create content, so I think it’s a very unique thing that happened,” he said.
Joseph Schiarizzi, who tweets as @CupOJoseph, established the crowdfunding campaign. He told Decrypt that after viewing a consensus form regarding transporting Haines to the Bahamas, he felt forced to create the page. We will construct it if CT so desires, he declared. Schiarizzi set up the initiative such that contributions of.1 Ethereum or more received an NFT that he hastily created in Microsoft Paint and which changed Haines’ Twitter profile photo to include a magnifying glass and a Sherlock-style hat. He said that he launched the entire project in just one hour.
Schiarizzi thought it may take up to two weeks to meet the $10,000 target, so he was taken aback when it was accomplished in less than a day. He exclaimed, “I can’t believe how excited everyone was. Regarding Armstrong’s choice to travel to the Bahamas, Haines stated that it both allays some of the concerns of the crypto community and satisfies a demand for knowledge about what is happening.
Haines stated, “I understand why he’s doing it. It appears that no one in authority genuinely cares. Flying to the Bahamas to hunt SBF has turned into something of a meme on Crypto Twitter in the wake of Bitboy’s misadventures, with many people claiming to join the party.