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FTX collapse

TagLast edit: 10 Oct 2023 12:35 UTC by Amber Dawn

FTX collapse refers to the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX in 2022. The FTX exchange was founded in 2019 by Sam Bankman-Fried and Gary Wang[1]; before the exchange’s collapse, the FTX Foundation was a major source of funding for effective altruist projects.

History of the collapse

On November 2nd, 2022, FTX filed for bankruptcy following a revelation that Alameda – a trading firm also co-founded by Bankman-Fried[2] – held a substantial portion of its assets in FTT, the crypto token issued by FTX[3]. It was disclosed that FTX held less than $1 billion in liquid assets while facing liabilities of $9 billion[4]. Bankman-Fried, former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison, and former FTX executive Gary Wang are facing multiple charges, including fraud and conspiracy to money-launder. Bankman-Fried’s trial is scheduled for October 2023.[5]

Following the bankruptcy, holders of FTX’s token FTT lost their deposits, with Reuters reporting that at least $1 billion of customer funds vanished[6].

Effects on the effective altruism community

The collapse has also affected the effective altruism community. The FTX foundation had been a major EA funder, and some are worried that some grants will be subject to clawbacks[7]. Sam Bankman-Fried had also spoken publicly about his interest in effective altruism[8], resulting in some negative press about effective altruism following the collapse.

Some are also concerned that Bankman-Fried’s risky or illegal activities were encouraged or validated by his utilitarian philosophy, his expected-value reasoning[9], his commitment to earning-to-give, or other EA-related motivations; some critics suggest that this should make us more skeptical about those philosophies. There have also been criticisms of EA leaders, who are alleged to have ignored early warning signs about Bankman-Fried.[10]


Further reading

Kim, Whizy (2022) Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest is the culmination of an epic flameout, Vox, December 22

Lewis, Michael (2023) Going Infinite: the Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

Smith, Timothy (2023) FTX: An overview of the exchange and its collapse, Investopedia, January 5

Related entries

Future Fund | Sam Bankman-Fried | FTX Foundation | FTX-collapse-related resources

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    CryptoMarketsWiki, FTX

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    Gara, Shubber and Oliver (2022) FTX held less than $1bn in liquid assets against $9bn in liabilities, Financial Times

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    Molly (2022) Thoughts on legal concerns surrounding the FTX situation, Effective Altruism Forum

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    Tsipursky, Gleb (2023) Sam Bankman-Fried’s double-or-nothing philosophy brought down FTX

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The FTX Fu­ture Fund team has resigned

Nick_Beckstead11 Nov 2022 2:04 UTC
679 points
287 comments1 min readEA link

We must be very clear: fraud in the ser­vice of effec­tive al­tru­ism is unacceptable

evhub10 Nov 2022 23:31 UTC
717 points
90 comments3 min readEA link

FTX FAQ

Hamish McDoodles13 Nov 2022 5:00 UTC
144 points
79 comments4 min readEA link

Com­mu­nity sup­port given FTX situation

Julia_Wise10 Nov 2022 11:51 UTC
265 points
52 comments1 min readEA link

“Go­ing In­finite”—New book on FTX/​SBF re­leased to­day + my TL;DR

Nicky Pochinkov3 Oct 2023 22:10 UTC
65 points
24 comments2 min readEA link

My takes on the FTX situ­a­tion will (mostly) be cold, not hot

Holden Karnofsky18 Nov 2022 23:57 UTC
398 points
33 comments5 min readEA link

Thoughts on le­gal con­cerns sur­round­ing the FTX situation

Molly13 Nov 2022 17:01 UTC
367 points
65 comments4 min readEA link

The Col­lapse of FTX Was a Black Swan Event

Stephen McAleese4 Dec 2022 23:36 UTC
−9 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How should small and medium-sized donors step in to fill gaps left by the col­lapse of the FTX Fu­ture Fund?

JanBrauner1 Dec 2022 12:56 UTC
41 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

A per­sonal state­ment on FTX

William_MacAskill12 Nov 2022 16:40 UTC
286 points
144 comments2 min readEA link

Wrong les­sons from the FTX catastrophe

burner14 Nov 2022 0:39 UTC
282 points
20 comments4 min readEA link

Some com­ments on re­cent FTX-re­lated events

Holden Karnofsky10 Nov 2022 22:23 UTC
652 points
79 comments4 min readEA link

Who’s at fault for FTX’s wrongdoing

EliezerYudkowsky16 Nov 2022 4:47 UTC
175 points
88 comments6 min readEA link

Moder­a­tor Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Thread

Ben_West18 Nov 2022 22:51 UTC
337 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

IMPCO, don’t in­jure your­self by re­turn­ing FTXFF money for ser­vices you already provided

EliezerYudkowsky12 Nov 2022 4:51 UTC
466 points
43 comments8 min readEA link

A long-ter­mist per­spec­tive on EA’s cur­rent PR crisis

Geoffrey Miller18 Nov 2022 18:49 UTC
99 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

Some Com­ments on the Re­cent FTX TIME Article

Ben_West20 Mar 2023 17:36 UTC
288 points
38 comments5 min readEA link

A Sys­tem­atic Re­sponse to FTX/​SBF-Based Crit­i­cisms of EA

Alex Strasser26 Sep 2023 7:21 UTC
29 points
4 comments1 min readEA link
(gospeldemands.com)

How has FTX’s col­lapse af­fected pub­lic per­cep­tion of EA?

Ben_West16 Jun 2023 17:37 UTC
91 points
26 comments3 min readEA link

“I’m as ap­prov­ing of the EA com­mu­nity now as be­fore the FTX col­lapse” (Dun­can Sa­bien)

Will Aldred15 Dec 2022 21:12 UTC
112 points
5 comments3 min readEA link
(www.facebook.com)

Does Sam make me want to re­nounce the ac­tions of the EA com­mu­nity? No. Does your re­ac­tion? Ab­solutely.

GoodEAGoneBad18 Nov 2022 10:30 UTC
123 points
55 comments3 min readEA link

Kel­sey Piper’s re­cent in­ter­view of SBF

Agustín Covarrubias16 Nov 2022 20:30 UTC
292 points
155 comments2 min readEA link
(www.vox.com)

In Defense of SBF

Austin14 Nov 2022 16:10 UTC
−1 points
42 comments7 min readEA link
(manifold.markets)

My up­dates af­ter FTX

Benjamin_Todd31 Mar 2023 19:22 UTC
259 points
78 comments20 min readEA link

Why you’re not hear­ing as much from EA orgs as you’d like

Shakeel Hashim15 Nov 2022 19:42 UTC
342 points
42 comments1 min readEA link

The rel­a­tive silence on FTX/​SBF is likely the re­sult of sound le­gal advice

Tyler Whitmer21 Nov 2022 1:47 UTC
338 points
58 comments5 min readEA link

FTX Cri­sis. What we know and some fore­casts on what will hap­pen next

Nathan Young8 Nov 2022 19:16 UTC
366 points
321 comments3 min readEA link

A per­sonal re­flec­tion on SBF

So8res7 Feb 2023 17:56 UTC
320 points
23 comments19 min readEA link

FTX Com­mu­nity Re­sponse Sur­vey Results

Willem Sleegers15 Mar 2023 14:49 UTC
181 points
33 comments7 min readEA link

Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested

Markus Amalthea Magnuson12 Dec 2022 23:49 UTC
62 points
32 comments1 min readEA link

Ene­mies vs Malefactors

So8res28 Feb 2023 23:38 UTC
84 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

SBF found guilty on all counts

Fermi–Dirac Distribution3 Nov 2023 0:04 UTC
71 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.cnn.com)

Reflec­tions on Vox’s “How effec­tive al­tru­ism let SBF hap­pen”

Richard Y Chappell12 Dec 2022 16:05 UTC
144 points
35 comments2 min readEA link

EV up­dates: FTX set­tle­ment and the fu­ture of EV

Zachary Robinson13 Dec 2023 21:25 UTC
433 points
39 comments2 min readEA link

On Back­ground: Effec­tive Altru­ism Still Has Friends (Michael Lewis’s Against the Rules)

BrownHairedEevee13 Jun 2023 22:04 UTC
25 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.pushkin.fm)

Some up­dates to my think­ing in light of the FTX col­lapse by Owen Cot­ton Bar­ratt [Link Post]

Nathan Young29 Mar 2023 15:23 UTC
133 points
16 comments1 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

I’m less ap­prov­ing of the EA com­mu­nity now than be­fore the FTX collapse

throwaway79016 Dec 2022 19:40 UTC
219 points
96 comments2 min readEA link

How well do you think EA han­dled the FTX scan­dal?

Isaac King27 Jan 2024 16:55 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

Thoughts on le­gal con­cerns sur­round­ing the FTX situ­a­tion: doc­u­ment preser­va­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Molly24 Nov 2022 2:05 UTC
125 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

My re­ac­tion to FTX: appalled

Robert_Wiblin11 Nov 2022 18:08 UTC
325 points
73 comments2 min readEA link

Sadly, FTX

Zvi 17 Nov 2022 14:26 UTC
134 points
6 comments47 min readEA link

Pro­pos­als for re­form should come with de­tailed stories

Eric Neyman14 Nov 2022 18:46 UTC
262 points
16 comments2 min readEA link

FTX: Let’s not throw stones

Grayden14 Nov 2022 22:54 UTC
34 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Book Re­view: Go­ing Infinite

Zvi 25 Oct 2023 19:08 UTC
55 points
3 comments97 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Go­ing In­finite—Quick Review

Darren McKee7 Oct 2023 21:07 UTC
25 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Dis­cord space for peo­ple with FTX claw­backs/​claims request

hnykda16 Feb 2024 8:56 UTC
18 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

How EA is por­trayed in “Go­ing In­finite”

EA Lifestyles7 Oct 2023 14:37 UTC
94 points
17 comments8 min readEA link
(ealifestyles.substack.com)

EA is prob­a­bly un­der­go­ing “Eva­po­ra­tive Cool­ing” right now

freedomandutility12 Dec 2022 12:35 UTC
69 points
30 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism: Not as bad as you think

James Özden24 Nov 2022 13:11 UTC
169 points
18 comments10 min readEA link
(jamesozden.substack.com)

Holden Karnofsky’s re­cent com­ments on FTX

Lizka24 Mar 2023 11:44 UTC
147 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

Sense-mak­ing around the FTX catas­tro­phe: a deep dive pod­cast epi­sode we just released

spencerg30 Nov 2022 1:54 UTC
87 points
6 comments1 min readEA link
(clearerthinkingpodcast.com)

Claw­backs: Prob­a­bly don’t spend FTX grantee money for the next few days(?)

Error40412 Nov 2022 21:04 UTC
30 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Re­think Pri­ori­ties’ Lead­er­ship State­ment on the FTX situation

abrahamrowe23 Nov 2022 22:54 UTC
265 points
77 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Is it pos­si­ble that SBF-linked funds haven’t yet been trans­ferred to An­thropic or that An­thropic would have to re­turn these funds?

donegal16 Nov 2022 9:33 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing FTX Com­mu­nity Re­sponse Survey

Conor McGurk2 Dec 2022 17:13 UTC
103 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What are the odds that the up­com­ing wave of FTX crit­i­cism will tar­get EA again?

trevor15 Dec 2022 1:22 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] After re­cent FTX events, what are al­ter­na­tive sources of fund­ing for longter­mist pro­jects?

Caro12 Nov 2022 16:51 UTC
56 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

FTX Fu­ture Fund’s web­site is down, ftx.tghp.co.uk still seems to work

vipulnaik16 Dec 2022 22:54 UTC
13 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing Non­lin­ear Emer­gency Funding

Kat Woods13 Nov 2022 18:02 UTC
192 points
60 comments1 min readEA link

For the men­tal health of those af­fected by the FTX crisis...

Daystar Eld11 Nov 2022 10:04 UTC
122 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Po­lis (Cluster) Poll: What are our opinions on EA, gov­er­nance and FTX? (Now with vi­su­al­i­sa­tion)

Nathan Young19 Nov 2022 11:52 UTC
71 points
35 comments1 min readEA link

An Im­por­tant Les­son of the FTX Im­plo­sion...

EliezerYudkowsky15 Nov 2022 2:59 UTC
4 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Up­date on GWWC dona­tion platform

Luke Freeman26 Dec 2022 22:57 UTC
100 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

List of past fraud­sters similar to SBF

NunoSempere28 Nov 2022 18:31 UTC
114 points
11 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] Crowd­fund­ing to Res­cue FTX Grants

UriKatz15 Nov 2022 17:55 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Samo Burja: What the col­lapse of FTX means for effec­tive altruism

peterhartree17 Nov 2022 12:16 UTC
46 points
9 comments7 min readEA link
(brief.bismarckanalysis.com)

The Economist: Has EA bro­ken bad?

AustinZ16 Nov 2022 0:39 UTC
38 points
14 comments1 min readEA link
(www.economist.com)

Fu­ture Mat­ters #6: FTX col­lapse, value lock-in, and coun­ter­ar­gu­ments to AI x-risk

Pablo30 Dec 2022 13:10 UTC
58 points
2 comments21 min readEA link

SBF, ex­treme risk-tak­ing, ex­pected value, and effec­tive altruism

vipulnaik13 Nov 2022 17:44 UTC
73 points
17 comments26 min readEA link

Byrne Ho­bart & Dwarkesh Pa­tel on hard­core be­liev­ers, monas­ter­ies, and effec­tive altruism

peterhartree3 Dec 2022 22:00 UTC
31 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

If EA Com­mu­nity-Build­ing Could Be Net-Nega­tive, What Fol­lows?

joshcmorrison2 Jan 2023 19:21 UTC
153 points
78 comments5 min readEA link

EA could use bet­ter in­ter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tions infrastructure

Ozzie Gooen12 Jan 2023 1:07 UTC
67 points
11 comments1 min readEA link
(quri.substack.com)

SBF Has a Sub­stack!

Stuart Buck17 Jan 2023 2:16 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

The Effec­tive Altru­ism move­ment is not above con­flicts of interest

sphor16 Dec 2022 15:05 UTC
80 points
25 comments6 min readEA link
(medium.com)

[Question] Have the rep­u­ta­tions of effec­tive giv­ing orgs like GiveWell taken a hit due to the FTX crisis?

BrownHairedEevee28 Jan 2023 5:23 UTC
27 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Re­spon­si­bil­ity and Re­form: Are we learn­ing the right les­sons from FTX?

hawkebia13 Nov 2022 14:48 UTC
1 point
3 comments4 min readEA link

[The Guardian] FTX seeks to claw back dona­tions to poli­ti­ci­ans and charities

Guy Raveh20 Dec 2022 19:05 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(www.theguardian.com)

How has FTX’s col­lapse im­pacted EA?

AnonymousEAForumAccount17 Oct 2023 17:02 UTC
238 points
65 comments14 min readEA link

Fraud 101

Miguel14 Nov 2022 17:50 UTC
24 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.acfe.com)

Austin LW meetup notes: The FTX Affair

jchan22 Nov 2022 16:37 UTC
18 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Be­ware FTX /​ Kroll phish­ing emails

Ardenlk21 Oct 2023 13:26 UTC
95 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Reg­u­la­tory in­quiry into Effec­tive Ven­tures Foun­da­tion UK

Howie_Lempel30 Jan 2023 14:33 UTC
183 points
15 comments3 min readEA link

The FTX crisis high­lights a deeper cul­tural prob­lem within EA—we don’t suffi­ciently value good governance

Fods1214 Nov 2022 12:43 UTC
452 points
55 comments4 min readEA link

SBF, Pas­cal’s Mug­ging, and a Pro­posed Solution

Cole Killian16 Nov 2022 9:34 UTC
0 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

What might FTX mean for effec­tive giv­ing and EA funding

Jack Lewars15 Nov 2022 13:24 UTC
204 points
26 comments9 min readEA link

Open Phil is seek­ing ap­pli­ca­tions from grantees im­pacted by re­cent events

Bastian_Stern16 Nov 2022 5:10 UTC
414 points
20 comments1 min readEA link

Thoughts on FTX and re­turn­ing to our ideals

michel11 Nov 2022 20:17 UTC
176 points
9 comments2 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Sam Har­ris on “The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried”

michel16 Nov 2022 5:35 UTC
104 points
12 comments1 min readEA link
(www.samharris.org)

You *should* have ca­pac­ity for more trans­parency and accountability

freedomandutility13 Nov 2022 11:52 UTC
22 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

What Hap­pened at Alameda Research

Jonathan Yan15 Nov 2022 10:27 UTC
79 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(milkyeggs.com)

Shee­lah Kolhatkar at The New Yorker writes “In­side Sam Bankman-Fried’s Fam­ily Bub­ble”

ben.smith2 Oct 2023 5:32 UTC
−3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.newyorker.com)

WaPo Edi­to­rial Board: The failed philan­thropy of Sam Bankman-Fried

JeremyR17 Oct 2023 10:17 UTC
34 points
4 comments1 min readEA link
(www.washingtonpost.com)

[Question] How well are uni­ver­sity groups do­ing post-FTX?

Chris Leong11 Feb 2024 6:39 UTC
27 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

If you re­ceived FTX grant money you should re­turn it

Thurgood28 Nov 2022 8:44 UTC
−8 points
23 comments2 min readEA link

Time Ar­ti­cle Dis­cus­sion—“Effec­tive Altru­ist Lead­ers Were Re­peat­edly Warned About Sam Bankman-Fried Years Be­fore FTX Col­lapsed”

Nathan Young15 Mar 2023 12:40 UTC
241 points
174 comments4 min readEA link
(time.com)

If Pro­fes­sional In­vestors Missed This...

Jeff Kaufman16 Nov 2022 15:00 UTC
191 points
39 comments3 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

FTX Open Thread

Chris Leong18 Nov 2022 1:00 UTC
27 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Un­der what con­di­tions should FTX grantees vol­un­tar­ily re­turn their grants?

sawyer11 Nov 2022 16:52 UTC
52 points
39 comments1 min readEA link

“In­sider EA con­tent” in Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s re­cent New Yorker article

To be stuck inside of Mobile1 Dec 2022 22:09 UTC
208 points
39 comments3 min readEA link

Me­dia at­ten­tion on EA (again)

Julia_Wise17 Nov 2022 18:22 UTC
170 points
16 comments1 min readEA link

CEA/​EV + OP + RP should en­gage an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tor to de­ter­mine whether key figures in EA knew about the (likely) fraud at FTX

Tyrone-Jay Barugh12 Nov 2022 14:22 UTC
314 points
68 comments2 min readEA link

Pro­cess for Re­turn­ing FTX Funds An­nounced

Molly20 Dec 2022 1:24 UTC
142 points
14 comments1 min readEA link
(www.prnewswire.com)

The FTX Si­tu­a­tion: Wait for more in­for­ma­tion be­fore propos­ing solutions

D0TheMath13 Nov 2022 20:28 UTC
109 points
17 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] How could we have avoided this?

Nathan Young12 Nov 2022 12:45 UTC
116 points
109 comments1 min readEA link

A pos­i­tive per­spec­tive on the fu­ture of the movement

GidiKadosh13 Nov 2022 18:39 UTC
21 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

How VCs can avoid be­ing tricked by ob­vi­ous frauds: Ro­hit Kr­ish­nan on Noah­pinion (linkpost)

HaydnBelfield27 Nov 2022 14:02 UTC
52 points
4 comments3 min readEA link
(noahpinion.substack.com)

I think EA will make it through stronger

lincolnq16 Nov 2022 2:02 UTC
65 points
10 comments2 min readEA link

Adam Cochran on the FTX meltdown

Greg_Colbourn17 Nov 2022 11:54 UTC
15 points
7 comments1 min readEA link
(twitter.com)

Try­ing to keep my head on straight

ChanaMessinger19 Nov 2022 16:03 UTC
123 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

Clar­ifi­ca­tions on diminish­ing re­turns and risk aver­sion in giving

Robert_Wiblin25 Nov 2022 15:02 UTC
146 points
25 comments5 min readEA link

Pos­si­ble up­com­ing LeftTube video about EA

NicholasKross29 Dec 2022 22:03 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

What does the FTX bankruptcy af­fi­davit tell us? A summary

howdoyousay?17 Nov 2022 20:55 UTC
23 points
4 comments1 min readEA link
(twitter.com)

[Question] What should we have thought about FTX’s busi­ness prac­tices?

smountjoy10 Dec 2022 17:10 UTC
33 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Gray­den’s Quick takes

Grayden14 Nov 2022 23:11 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Money Stuff: FTX Had a Death Spiral

Elliot Temple9 Nov 2022 20:33 UTC
57 points
29 comments1 min readEA link
(www.bloomberg.com)

NY Times on the FTX im­plo­sion’s im­pact on EA

DirectedEvolution14 Nov 2022 3:51 UTC
293 points
19 comments3 min readEA link
(www.nytimes.com)

[Question] What should EA do in re­sponse to the FTX crisis?

Sharmake10 Nov 2022 18:44 UTC
9 points
24 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How should I keep men­tor­ing in light of the FTX scan­dal?

nongiga14 Nov 2022 18:43 UTC
30 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

FTX.com has prob­a­bly collapsed

Charles He8 Nov 2022 17:23 UTC
79 points
32 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Who are the other se­nior mem­bers of the EA com­mu­nity that have se­ri­ous char­ac­ter is­sues?

supesanon17 Nov 2022 17:39 UTC
−7 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Whistle­blow­ing tiny wrong­do­ings to pre­vent higher level fraud

Mindaugas16 Nov 2022 10:28 UTC
28 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

New in­ter­view with SBF on Will MacAskill, “earn to give” and EA

teddyschleifer7 Dec 2022 1:48 UTC
100 points
8 comments1 min readEA link
(puck.news)

Sam Bankman-Fried, the FTX col­lapse, and the limits of effec­tive al­tru­ism [The Hindu]

Elijah Hoole27 Nov 2022 5:42 UTC
−12 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(www.thehindu.com)

[Question] How do you think EA will look in Michael Lewis’s book?

supesanon17 Nov 2022 4:51 UTC
16 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

FTX, ‘EA Prin­ci­ples’, and ‘The (Longter­mist) EA Com­mu­nity’

Violet Hour25 Nov 2022 17:24 UTC
66 points
12 comments15 min readEA link

[Question] How can I ac­cess in­for­ma­tion about FTX Fund grants that were made be­fore the fund was wound up?

ben.smith21 Dec 2022 23:44 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Deon­tol­ogy is not the solution

Peter McLaughlin16 Nov 2022 14:22 UTC
38 points
1 comment4 min readEA link

SBF x LoL

NicholasKross15 Nov 2022 20:24 UTC
−1 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

The Need for the Hu­man­i­ties in EA

Zohar Atkins14 Nov 2022 15:25 UTC
−1 points
2 comments8 min readEA link
(whatiscalledthinking.substack.com)

Some feel­ings, and what’s keep­ing me going

Michelle_Hutchinson25 Nov 2022 12:42 UTC
187 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] What to do if a re­porter con­tacts you about FTX?

Jack Malde15 Nov 2022 7:48 UTC
44 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

The biggest red flag about SBF

trevor124 Nov 2022 19:08 UTC
18 points
11 comments4 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

In­surance against FTX clawbacks

Grant Demaree23 Nov 2022 2:40 UTC
56 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

FTX’s col­lapse mir­rors an in­fa­mous 18th cen­tury Bri­tish fi­nan­cial scandal

Michael Huang22 Dec 2022 6:58 UTC
34 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(theconversation.com)

[Question] [re­tracted] Dis­cus­sion: Was SBF a naive util­i­tar­ian, or a so­ciopath?

NicholasKross17 Nov 2022 2:51 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Con­se­quen­tial­ism does not en­dorse fraud­ing-to-give

Jasper Meyer7 Dec 2022 17:40 UTC
20 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

Tainted dona­tions: the Pres­i­dents Club din­ner – a case study

Sanjay15 Nov 2022 3:45 UTC
15 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

[Linkpost] [Sum­mary] The Guardian: Is the effec­tive al­tru­ism move­ment in trou­ble? (FTX re­lated opinion piece)

David Varga16 Nov 2022 12:10 UTC
27 points
7 comments1 min readEA link
(www.theguardian.com)

The NY Times In­ter­viewed SBF on Sunday

Lauren Maria14 Nov 2022 23:07 UTC
59 points
22 comments1 min readEA link
(www.nytimes.com)

BBC news ar­ti­cle on Jeff Be­zos, Sam Bankman-Fried, and EA

Matt Goodman28 Nov 2022 22:56 UTC
7 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

A job match­ing ser­vice for af­fected FTXFF grantees

High Impact Professionals21 Nov 2022 11:19 UTC
71 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Money Stuff: FTX’s Balance Sheet Was Bad

Elliot Temple14 Nov 2022 20:23 UTC
59 points
12 comments1 min readEA link
(www.bloomberg.com)

Stop Over­re­act­ing re: FTX /​ SBF

MattBall16 Nov 2022 23:40 UTC
51 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Bridg­ing the FTX Fund­ing Gap: Pro­jects, ETG Ideas, and Brain­storm­ing to Fill the ~35% Gap

Coleman@21stTalks15 Nov 2022 22:37 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

The case for ac­tively as­sist­ing FTX clawbacks

Matthew H27 Nov 2022 4:01 UTC
19 points
40 comments6 min readEA link

SBF’s re­cent live in­ter­view at the DealBook Summit

Agustín Covarrubias30 Nov 2022 23:11 UTC
29 points
16 comments2 min readEA link
(www.nytimes.com)

Another FTX post: sug­ges­tions for change

SaraAzubuike11 Nov 2022 17:47 UTC
54 points
31 comments2 min readEA link

Be­ware the “greater good”: FTX and Utilitarianism

angelica_white20 Nov 2022 5:51 UTC
−10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Get free emo­tional sup­port dur­ing the FTX crisis

Sandra Sobanska17 Nov 2022 14:42 UTC
18 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] If FTX is liqui­dated, who ends up con­trol­ling An­thropic?

Ofer15 Nov 2022 15:04 UTC
63 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Not­ing an un­sub­stan­ti­ated be­lief about the FTX disaster

Yitz13 Nov 2022 5:37 UTC
93 points
34 comments1 min readEA link

late en­try for the EA crit­i­cism contest

eigenrobot17 Nov 2022 4:52 UTC
65 points
9 comments1 min readEA link
(eigenrobot.substack.com)

Cryp­tocur­rency is not all bad. We should stay away from it any­way.

titotal11 Dec 2022 13:59 UTC
95 points
41 comments10 min readEA link

In favour of com­pas­sion, and against band­wag­ons of outrage

Emrik13 Nov 2022 0:42 UTC
154 points
33 comments2 min readEA link

SBF in­ter­view with Tif­fany Fong

Timothy Chan29 Nov 2022 21:09 UTC
49 points
6 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] The US At­tor­ney for the SDNY asked that FTX money be re­turned to vic­tims. What are the moral and le­gal con­se­quences to EA?

Fermi–Dirac Distribution14 Dec 2022 21:57 UTC
65 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive Peer Sup­port Net­work in FTX crisis (Up­date)

Emily14 Nov 2022 12:09 UTC
133 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

FTX prob re­lated: Strongly Recom­mend­ing Creat­ing An In­ter­nal Au­dit Com­mit­tee that will Pe­ri­od­i­cally Assess EA Or­ga­ni­za­tions, Its Ob­jec­tives And Pro­cesses Based on IIA Standards

Miguel13 Nov 2022 1:42 UTC
10 points
6 comments1 min readEA link
(www.theiia.org)

EA cre­ated FTX

Max Utility7 Dec 2022 22:40 UTC
1 point
6 comments1 min readEA link
(www.semafor.com)

[Question] How does the col­lapse of the FTX Fu­ture Fund change the pic­ture for in­di­vi­d­ual donors?

vipulnaik1 Dec 2022 4:59 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Pro­posal: Fund­ing Diver­sifi­ca­tion for Top Cause Areas

Evan R. Murphy20 Nov 2022 11:30 UTC
29 points
8 comments2 min readEA link

SBF Deal­book Thread

Daedalus30 Nov 2022 23:02 UTC
24 points
34 comments1 min readEA link
(www.nytimes.com)

Timeline of FTX collapse

vipulnaik23 Nov 2022 21:21 UTC
42 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(timelines.issarice.com)

Es­ti­mat­ing the prob­a­bil­ity that FTX Fu­ture Fund grant money gets clawed back

spencerg14 Nov 2022 3:33 UTC
30 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(manifold.markets)

Agent Of Illumination

Mike Stockwell16 Nov 2022 15:36 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.awakin.org)

Non-perfor­ma­tive speech in EA

eaanon202215 Nov 2022 0:07 UTC
21 points
0 comments8 min readEA link

Ex­treme risk neu­tral­ity isn’t always wrong

Grant Demaree31 Dec 2022 4:03 UTC
12 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

It was prob­a­bly hard to hedge fi­nan­cial risk to EA

Stan van Wingerden19 Jan 2023 10:41 UTC
63 points
7 comments8 min readEA link

[Question] FTX Poll Post—What do you think about the FTX crisis, given some time?

Nathan Young8 Mar 2023 10:22 UTC
34 points
46 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What, ex­actly, did SBF do?

bern18 Oct 2023 13:15 UTC
52 points
21 comments4 min readEA link

How the FTX crash dam­aged the Altru­is­tic Agency

Markus Amalthea Magnuson13 Nov 2022 21:38 UTC
78 points
9 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] Thoughts on con­se­quen­tial­ism?

Daniel Birnbaum3 Nov 2023 2:41 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Dark EA Poetry

Falk Lieder26 Nov 2023 0:38 UTC
−9 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Who is Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) re­ally, and how could he have done what he did? - three the­o­ries and a lot of evidence

spencerg11 Nov 2023 1:04 UTC
36 points
12 comments9 min readEA link
(www.spencergreenberg.com)

Thoughts on EA, post-FTX

RyanCarey10 Sep 2023 11:05 UTC
136 points
55 comments8 min readEA link

GAP Lead­er­ship Prob­a­bly Par­ti­ci­pated in an Ille­gal Straw Donor Scheme

GapThrowaway4 Apr 2023 5:04 UTC
−8 points
10 comments7 min readEA link

[Linkpost] A Peter Thiel-Linked Startup Is Court­ing New York Scen­esters and Plot­ting a Liber­tar­ian Paradise

Radical Empath Ismam16 Sep 2023 5:15 UTC
−25 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.motherjones.com)

EA is good, actually

Amy Labenz28 Nov 2023 15:59 UTC
265 points
15 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] Look­ing for some­one deal­ing with the FTX “claw­backs” etc.

hnykda19 Sep 2023 21:00 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

My ten­ta­tive best guess on how EAs and Ra­tion­al­ists some­times turn crazy

Habryka21 Jun 2023 4:11 UTC
146 points
39 comments1 min readEA link

Cor­rectly Cal­ibrated Trust

ChanaMessinger23 Jun 2023 17:08 UTC
92 points
4 comments11 min readEA link

FTX ex­pects to re­turn all cus­tomer money; claw­backs may go away

MikhailSamin14 Feb 2024 3:43 UTC
45 points
21 comments1 min readEA link
(www.nytimes.com)

[Question] Is any­one else still con­fused about what ex­actly hap­pened at FTX?

bern27 Feb 2024 16:50 UTC
0 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Against Learn­ing From Dra­matic Events (by Scott Alexan­der)

bern17 Jan 2024 16:34 UTC
46 points
3 comments2 min readEA link
(www.astralcodexten.com)
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