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In light of a recently published real estate listing, former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) is reportedly selling a 12,000-square-foot penthouse in the Bahamas for $39.9 million. Moreover, reports further detail that FTX Property Holdings spent roughly $74 million on real estate purchases in the surrounding Albany Bahamas oceanside district.

Bahama Mansion Called the ‘Orchid Building’ Listed for Close to $40 Million

This past weekend, the web portal seasidebahamas.com published a real estate listing that’s reportedly tied to the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). The property dubbed the “Orchid Building,” is located on a 600-acre oceanside resort community called Albany Bahamas or Albany Resort.

The Albany Bahamas mansion reportedly belongs to the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). The penthouse was listed for $39.9 million this weekend.

The asking price for the 12,000-square-foot penthouse is roughly $39.9 million, according to the listing, and the so-called effective altruist SBF’s maintenance fees for the home are around $21,000. SBF’s penthouse listing made waves on Twitter when it was shared by the Twitter account dubbed “Autism Capital.”

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A large portion of the commenters on Autism Capital’s thread mentioned SBF’s so-called altruistic nature he boasted about on a regular basis. “Effective altruism housing,” one person mocked in the Twitter thread. “That mansion screams effective altruism,” another person wrote.

Report Says FTX Property Holdings Spent $74 Million on Real Estate in the Bahamas, FTX Purchased Real Estate in Tokyo, Miami’s Brickell Financial District

In addition to the Albany district mansion, a report published by The Block indicates that FTX allegedly spent $74 million on real estate purchases in the Bahamas. Reporters Kollen Post and Frank Chaparro witnessed documents that show “FTX Property Holdings spent $74,230,193 on property in the Bahamas over 2022.”

if people like new office videos..

about a month out from moving into our new Tokyo office pic.twitter.com/o3bGbqxKtr

— FTX (@FTX_Official) November 7, 2022

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The report further details that $67.4 million went to properties in the Albany Bahamas district. In addition to Albany properties, the report says SBF purchased a condo at One Cable Beach for $2 million. FTX’s subsidiary FTX Property Holdings is mentioned in the company’s bankruptcy protection filing registered in Delaware.

FTX also purchased real-estate in Miami Florida as reports detail that FTX was building a “permanent space with capacity for 16 to 18 employees.” The FTX office was located in Miami’s Brickell financial district and the company also shared a video of a new Tokyo office on Nov. 7, 2022, days before its bankruptcy filing.

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What do you think about the real-estate purchases FTX Property Holdings reportedly made during the last few years? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Kevin O’Leary paid $15 million as a FTX spokesperson, but lost it all

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Kevin O’Leary paid $15 million as a FTX spokesperson, but lost it all Soumen Datta · 2 hours ago · 1 min read

Kevin O’Leary said he spent $9.7 million in crypto, had FTX equity worth $1 million.

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Updated: December 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm

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Canadian businessman and investor Kevin O’Leary revealed on Dec. 8 in an interview with CNBC that he lost all of the $15 million FTX paid him to represent the now-defunct crypto exchange.

BREAKING ‼️Kevin O’Leary got paid $15 Million to be FTX spokesperson.

That money belongs to FTX customers. 🤨

— Bitcoin Archive 🗄🚀🌔 (@BTC_Archive) December 8, 2022

During CNBC’s pre-market morning news program “Squawk Box,” the hosts confronted O’Leary for not properly assessing the risks associated with investing and promoting FTX. In response, O’Leary said he fell victim to “groupthink,” stating that none of his investors lost money.

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“The institutional interest in FTX on the US equity was unbelievable. The amount of people that approached me saying, ‘How do I get a piece of this deal?’ And I said at that time, ‘I’m a paid spokesperson, I cannot bring you in as an LP,” O’Leary said.

Speaking about the $15 million deal loss, he said he put about $9.7 million into crypto, had about $1 million of FTX equity, and a little over $4 million was cut due to taxes and agent fees.

However, some Twitter users are skeptical that he lost all his investments. 

The money conveniently vanished to zero. Funny how that happens. He won’t be returning a single red cent. pic.twitter.com/RaNa63hX7K

— 𝐓𝐗𝐌𝐂 (@TXMCtrades) December 8, 2022

 Nevertheless, the Canadian investor acknowledges that his investment was a bad one, as FTX mismanaged billions of dollars.

Even though the FTX vaporized billions of dollars, O’Leary refused to condemn Sam Bankman-Fried, without an audit. 

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“There’s only the murder of my money in this case… If you want to say he’s guilty before he’s tried, I just don’t understand it,” O’Leary said. 

Earlier, Kevin O’Leary supported Bankman-Fried after the ex-FTX CEO denied any connection to Alameda’s activities that brought down the whole market.

I lost millions as an investor in @FTX and got sandblasted as a paid spokesperson for the firm but after listening to that interview I’m in the @billAckman camp about the kid! https://t.co/5lWzTT7JEv

— Kevin O’Leary aka Mr. Wonderful (@kevinolearytv) December 1, 2022

Moreover, the Canadian businessman recently tweeted that he is not afraid of investing in failed entrepreneurs.

I am not scared of investing in entrepreneurs that have had catastrophic failures. Failure is often the best teacher.

— Kevin O’Leary aka Mr. Wonderful (@kevinolearytv) December 8, 2022

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Alameda’s capital portfolio reveals highest token investments in Polygon, Hole, and Port Finance Soumen Datta · 9 hours ago · 2 min read

According to FTX/Alameda’s spreadsheet, the portfolio of FTX/Alameda contains nearly 500 illiquid investments spread across 10 holding companies.

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Updated: December 6, 2022 at 8:27 pm

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The capital portfolio of the fallen quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm Alameda Capital was recently released by Financial Times, revealing some interesting investments.

According to the spreadsheet, there are nearly 500 illiquid investments spread across ten holding companies in the portfolio of FTX/Alameda worth $5.4 billion. 

Source: Financial Times

Two of the most significant investments were cryptocurrency mining firm Genesis Digital’s $1.15 billion investment and Open AI founded Anthropic’s $500 million investment. Crypto influencer Wu Blockchain thinks the investments were “ridiculous. “

The two largest investments, the $1.15 billion investment in Genesis Digital, a cryptocurrency mining company, and the $500 million investment in Anthropic, founded by OpenAI employees, are ridiculous.

— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) December 6, 2022

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Investments in Sequoia and Skybridge

A  $200 million investment in Sequoia, the venture capital firm that wrote down its FTX stake to zero earlier, is also included among the fallen trading firm’s holdings.

Further, the Alameda document lists an investment of $45 million in Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital. Per the spreadsheet, FTX transferred 30% of its stake in SkyBridge to Alameda to protect investors’ assets. Later, its founder Anthony Scaramucci revealed that SkyBridge had lost money on its holdings of FTX’s FTT tokens.

Additionally, the portfolio revealed the largest token investments in the form of HOLE – $67.5 million, Polygon – $50 million, NEAR (FTX) – $50 million, Port Finance – $33.5 million, and NEAR (Alameda) – $30 million.

Last month, FTX announced filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy along with its sister entity Alameda Research and approximately 130 other companies related to FTX.

However, an analysis by Arkham Intelligence on Nov. 25 revealed that Alameda Research withdrew over $200 million from FTX.US before the company declared bankruptcy. In addition, Arkham disclosed in a Twitter thread that Alameda Research, FTX’s sister company, had collected $204 million from FTX US in the final days before the collapse of various crypto assets.

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Alameda’s capital portfolio reveals highest investments in Polygon, Hole, and Port Finance Soumen Datta · 3 seconds ago · 2 min read

According to FTX/Alameda’s spreadsheet, the portfolio of FTX/Alameda contains nearly 500 illiquid investments spread across 10 holding companies.

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Updated: December 6, 2022 at 7:50 pm

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The capital portfolio of the fallen quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm Alameda Capital was recently released by Financial Times, revealing some interesting investments.

According to the spreadsheet, there are nearly 500 illiquid investments spread across ten holding companies in the portfolio of FTX/Alameda worth $5.4 billion. 

Source: Financial Times

Two of the most significant investments were cryptocurrency mining firm Genesis Digital’s $1.15 billion investment and Open AI founded Anthropic’s $500 million investment. Crypto influencer Wu Blockchain thinks the investments were “ridiculous. “

The two largest investments, the $1.15 billion investment in Genesis Digital, a cryptocurrency mining company, and the $500 million investment in Anthropic, founded by OpenAI employees, are ridiculous.

— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) December 6, 2022

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Investments in Sequoia and Skybridge

A  $200 million investment in Sequoia, the venture capital firm that wrote down its FTX stake to zero earlier, is also included among the fallen trading firm’s holdings.

Further, the Alameda document lists an investment of $45 million in Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital. Per the spreadsheet, FTX transferred 30% of its stake in SkyBridge to Alameda to protect investors’ assets. Later, its founder Anthony Scaramucci revealed that SkyBridge had lost money on its holdings of FTX’s FTT tokens.

Additionally, the portfolio revealed the largest token investments in the form of HOLE – $67.5 million, Polygon – $50 million, NEAR (FTX) – $50 million, Port Finance – $33.5 million, and NEAR (Alameda) – $30 million.

Last month, FTX announced filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy along with its sister entity Alameda Research and approximately 130 other companies related to FTX.

However, an analysis by Arkham Intelligence on Nov. 25 revealed that Alameda Research withdrew over $200 million from FTX.US before the company declared bankruptcy. In addition, Arkham disclosed in a Twitter thread that Alameda Research, FTX’s sister company, had collected $204 million from FTX US in the final days before the collapse of various crypto assets.

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