In a recent turn of events, Apple Inc., the tech behemoth responsible for the iPhone, has secured the rights to Michael Lewis’s forthcoming book, “Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon.” This highly anticipated book chronicles the life and times of Sam Bankman-Fried, popularly known as SBF.
The Timing of the Release
The book’s release is strategically scheduled for October 3, coinciding with the commencement of SBF’s criminal trial in New York. This simultaneous launch is expected to generate significant buzz and interest from readers and followers of the crypto world.
Inside the Book: A Glimpse into FTX and SBF
Before the downfall of FTX, Michael Lewis, known for his bestseller “The Big Short,” delved deep into the company’s journey. His research involved attending lavish FTX parties in the Bahamas, joining Sam at the Super Bowl, and even visiting him during his house arrest.
A Documentary in the Pipeline
Apart from the book, there’s buzz about a documentary directed by Nanette Burstein. Burstein, known for her works on John McAfee and Hillary Clinton, is set to focus on Bankman-Fried. Given the high-profile nature of SBF’s case and his distinctive fashion choices, this documentary is bound to garner attention.
The Larger Picture: The Crypto World and Its Stars
SBF’s story has been a topic of interest long before the FTX debacle and his subsequent arrest in the Bahamas. He was once viewed as a luminary in the crypto space, managing billions in assets through Alameda Research and FTX. Yet, his public persona remained grounded, often seen in casual attire. However, court appearances saw a different SBF, dressed in formal suits.
Other notable documentaries in the crypto realm include Netflix’s feature on QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten and a piece on Coinbase co-founder Brian Armstrong. There were also whispers about a film focusing on the relationship between Bankman-Fried and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.
The world of cryptocurrency is filled with intriguing stories, and Sam Bankman-Fried’s journey is undoubtedly one of the most captivating. With Apple’s acquisition and the upcoming book and documentary, audiences worldwide are set to get an in-depth look into the life of this crypto magnate. Only time will tell how these releases shape the public’s perception of SBF and the volatile world of cryptocurrency.