The previous president of FTX US took to Twitter, questioning the motives behind modern tech startups remaining personal for lengthy intervals of time as an alternative of in search of public funding, preferring to lift funds by issuing tokens.
Nevertheless, he needed to face the anticipated questions concerning the FTX controversy.
Owing to his earlier prestigious place – from which he stepped down in September final yr, whereas FTX nonetheless appeared to be a powerhouse of the crypto business – he was instantly assailed by group members, who requested him for any data on the implosion of the trade.
Harrison selected to stay tight-lipped, replying that he would share the requested data “in time.”
What do you know about @FTX_Official US and when do you know it?
— James Christoph (@JamesChristoph_) January 9, 2023
Cooperation With Authorities Not Confirmed
Harrison additionally offered one other obscure response to a extra hot-headed response to his put up. When requested why he’s not in jail, the previous president of FTX US selected to stay tight-lipped, basically telling the inquisitive sleuth to determine it out himself.
use powers of inference
— Brett Harrison (@BrettHarrison88) January 9, 2023
He was additionally requested whether or not he was cooperating with authorities investigating the FTX collapse. Understandably, no reply was provided, as cooperation between people and authorities businesses tends to remain underneath wraps till the latter decides in any other case.
Harrison has not been part of the continued FTX trial and has not had any accusations leveled towards him by any regulatory physique. Since stepping down from his place as president of FTX US, he’s been in search of funding for his personal crypto startup.
“I’m remaining within the business with the aim of eradicating technological obstacles to full participation in and maturation of worldwide crypto markets, each centralized and decentralized.”
At present, Harrison is reportedly in search of $6 million in enterprise capital funding and values his startup at $60 million, in response to The Info.
The truth that Harrison left FTX US along with his palms clear could certainly persuade buyers that he was on the trade with real intentions and seeks to place his hard-earned experience to good use. If that is so, it’s doable the funding can be secured in spite of the present bear market.
In the meantime, FTX’s authorized woes proceed with the potential seizure of Robinhood belongings in Sam Bankman-Fried’s management and extra.
With a trial date for SBF set for the 2nd of October, any data Brett Harrison could have concerning the collapse of FTX will undoubtedly be given due consideration by US investigators.