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(Bloomberg) -- You may have heard of cryptocurrency exchange FTX and you may have heard of its CEO and Founder, Sam Bankman-Fried. But have you ever heard of Alameda Research?
No, it’s not a Silicon Valley robotics lab. It’s one of the largest and most influential crypto trading firms in the world. Alameda was founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF as he’s known. The trading firm operates out of the Bahamas along with the rest of his empire.
With a modest team of only 30 employees, Alameda pocketed over $1 billion dollars in profit last year. The firm and its employees have, for the most part, preferred not to draw too much attention. In recent months though, it’s gotten harder for Alameda to fly under the radar, as the collapse of crypto has revealed a tangle of connections between Alameda, FTX and the broader virtual currency markets. As Alameda’s influence spreads and connections emerge, so have concerns over potential conflicts of interests.
Bloomberg reporter Hannah Miller joins guest host and Bloomberg crypto senior editor Anna Irrera in this episode to untangle these connections.
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