Leaked Private Chat Reveals Troubles Causing FTX’s Downfall

In a stunning revelation, leaked chat logs expose the inner workings of FTX’s downfall and its alleged market manipulation tactics.

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  • The downfall of a formerly prominent cryptocurrency exchange has unveiled a complex web of intrigue.
  • Internal conversations have exposed high-stakes strategies and market manipulation.
  • This leak, which could potentially reshape the ongoing lawsuit, has displayed desperation and recklessness.

The cryptocurrency community was shocked by the unexpected downfall of FTX, a once-prominent exchange. Recent leaks, however, shed light on internal conversations that likely played a pivotal role in the company’s unraveling. 

Ellison and SBF’s Leaked Chat Reveal Corruption

A leaked chat conversation between Caroline Ellison and Sam Bankman-Fried provides a rare glimpse into the mindset and strategies employed by the central figures in this scandal.


In this conversation, Ellison proposed tweeting an offer to CZ, Binance’s CEO, to buy all of Binance’s FTT for $22 per token. This move was apparently aimed at countering the negative PR surrounding their companies. 

What’s intriguing is that SBF’s response supported this idea and implied that such a tweet could elicit a positive market response. While seemingly casual, this exchange reveals a somewhat cavalier attitude, seemingly unconcerned about the enormity of the situation and the billions hanging in the balance.

FTX’s Attempt at Manipulation Revealed

Digging deeper into the conversation, Ellison’s mention of intending to tweet that “FTT will go up” becomes significant. It seems to be a maneuver to influence market sentiment surrounding FTT, FTX’s native token, precisely when it grapples with significant price drops.

SBF’s subsequent messages hint at FTX’s liquidity challenges, underscoring the urgency of freeing up capital due to substantial withdrawals. This revelation is especially alarming when placed against FTX’s deteriorating financial health.

On the Flipside

  • FTX was not the only cryptocurrency exchange facing liquidity challenges, and the pressure to free up capital due to substantial withdrawals was a shared concern in the industry during that time.
  • FTX’s efforts to free up capital could be seen as a pragmatic response to a dire situation intended to protect both the exchange and its users.

Why This Matters

This leaked chat conversation between key players at FTX and Alameda Research exposes a potentially deliberate attempt to manipulate market sentiment during a financial crisis. Such actions not only raise concerns about the integrity of the crypto industry but also underscore the need for increased transparency and oversight to safeguard the interests of all stakeholders.


To learn more about the FTX users’ withdrawal scam targeting claimants, read here:
FTX Users to be Aware of Withdrawal Scam Targeting Claimants

For information on FTX’s recent use of billions in customer funds to reclaim its Binance stake, read here:
FTX Used Billions in Customer Funds to Reclaim Binance Stake

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.