(PatriotWise.com) – After his arrest, social media erupted with speculative predictions that FTX CEO and cryptocurrency tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried might meet the same fate as Jeffrey Epstein.
In 2019, Epstein was discovered hanged in his cell in New York City while he was awaiting trial on charges of child trafficking and conspiring to commit trafficking.
Epstein’s death has officially ruled a suicide, but online conspiracy theorists have insisted that he was murdered to keep more information from becoming public during his trial.
Since it was revealed that Bankman-cryptocurrency Fried’s exchange company FTX had declared bankruptcy in November, he has come under fire. What the CEO was detained for is currently unknown.
Before his arrest, Bankman-Fried was scheduled to testify before the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on December 13 regarding the demise of FTX.
This has led to absurd—and occasionally not entirely profound—comparisons between Epstein and Bankman-Fried. On Twitter, memes have started to spread that claim there are similarities between the two cases.
“You know, just in case SBF gets Epsteined. Recently, many crypto billionaires have passed away, “a social media user wrote.
Additionally, they posted a picture of Epstein’s head speaking to Bankman-Fried over a cloudy background, saying, “You’ll be fine, Sam. Jail cameras will ensure your safety.”
This is about the two jail cameras in front of Epstein’s cell that, according to reports, were broken the night he died.
A Twitter user wrote, “Maintenance working on the surveillance cameras in Sam Bankman-Fried’s prison yard, along with a gif of a man smashing a camera with a hammer.”
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, also made comments that added fuel to the conspiracy theories by highlighting Bankman-Fried’s role as a significant Democratic donor.
Some social media users interpreted this to mean that a probe into Bankman-Fried’s financial dealings could cause problems for the Democrats or President Joe Biden and that if he passed away, it would therefore bring the government into disrepute.
Musk stated in a tweet on November 13 that “SBF was a major Dem donor, so no investigation.”
With about $8 billion in depositor debt, FTX failed. Numerous institutional investors suffered losses, but thousands of small investors did, some of whom claimed to have lost their entire life savings.
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