Crypto will never escape SBF’s shadow

It wasn’t long after Ian Allison’s FTX killshot last year that the desire for the crypto community to “move on” from the downfall of its exchange and its leader, Sam Bankman-Fried, first emerged.

Last night’s not-really-surprising, all-counts guilty verdict magnified this hope. Take a spin around Crypto Twitter, er, Crypto X, and you’ll see plenty of comments of this kind.

This hope — to put FTX and Bankman-Fried firmly in the rear-view mirror — is understandable. Let’s put the past in the past and start building again, the thinking goes. It’s an attractive notion — who wouldn’t want to do all they can to inoculate themselves from the public relations disaster…

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