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Sam Bankman-Fried denies shifting funds from Alameda wallets

Sam Bankman-Fried, the previous CEO of the now-shuttered FTX trade, has denied having moved funds linked to the Alameda pockets, days after being launched on $250 million bond.

On December 30, Fried tweeted to his 1.1 million followers, denying any involvement within the motion of funds from the Alameda pockets. In response to allegations that he might have been answerable for the withdrawal of funds from the Almeida pockets, he shared: “None of that is me. I’m not and can’t switch any of those funds; I haven’t got entry to them anymore.

SBF’s tweet was in response to a information story revealed by Cointelegraph, which reported {that a} pockets handle beginning with 0x64e9 had obtained over 600 ETH from a pockets belonging to Alameda. In response to on-chain transactional data, a part of the funds have been swapped in USDT whereas the opposite a part of the transaction was despatched to the blending service.

The motion of the cash and the way wherein it was moved raised suspicions throughout the crypto group that it may very well be an inside job. Some folks suspected that SBF is perhaps behind this. The Almeida pockets was discovered swapping bits of ERC-20 for Ether and USDT, which have been then funneled by way of instantaneous exchanges and mixers.

RELATED: FTX Founder Allegedly Cashed Out $684K After Being Launched on Bail

In response to an on-chain investigation by DeFi educator Bo Tide Iguana, SBF has reportedly cashed out $684,000 in cryptocurrency. An trade in Seychelles whereas beneath home arrest.

On December 29, Bow Tide Iguana reported a sequence of pockets transactions that have been allegedly linked to SBF. Transaction data point out the previous FTX CEO might have violated situations of launch by not spending greater than $1,000 with out permission from the courtroom.