(FiveNation.com)- A crypto influencer found that FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried had pills in his car, according to Crypto News. Ben Armstrong, also known as BitBoy Crypto, reportedly flew to the Bahamas to try to get an interview with the disgraced CEO after FTX, one of the industry’s largest exchanges, filed for bankruptcy.
Over the past few days, Armstrong has tweeted himself camping outside Bankman-Fried’s home, waiting for him to come outside. He allegedly tried knocking on his door, but security prevented him from going any further.
“Sam, in all seriousness, we just want you to come tell your story. Unblock me on Twitter. Come tell your story. Let’s talk,” Armstrong said in a video posted to Twitter.
The crypto influencer has reportedly been critical of the former CEO after FTX filed for bankruptcy and claimed to have lost $1-2 billion of customers’ funds. The crash had a ripple effect in the crypto world that caused the entire industry to lose $200 billion of its total market capitalization.
Armstrong claims that he did not have a single dollar in the exchange but decided to represent those that did because no one else has stepped up to the plate. Many in the crypto community have reportedly directed their anger at both regulators and the mainstream media for not confronting Bankman-Fried.
Others have made connections to Bankman-Fried’s political donations to members of the committee currently investigating him. He is being investigated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for moving $10 billion of his clients’ assets into his trading firm, according to a report from the conservative magazine American Pigeon.
Those sitting on the Senate and House Agriculture Committees overseeing the agency have reportedly enjoyed large donations from Bankman-Fried before filing for bankruptcy. He donated to both Democrats and Republicans alike, but largely contributed to Democratic campaigns, totaling $37 million during the last election cycle, second only to George Soros.