Bankman-Fried’s Arrest, 2023 Predictions and Your Questions Answered

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The year of the “mini-Musk” chief executive, the end of homework as we know it, a crackdown on TikTok and other predictions for 2023.

Also, Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest and answers to our listener questions.

Credit…Photo Illustration: The New York Times; Photo: Winnie Au for The New York Times

On today’s episode:

  • David Yaffe-Bellany, a cryptocurrency and financial technology reporter for The New York Times.

Additional reading:

  • Bankman-Fried, the former chief executive of FTX, was arrested and denied bail by a judge in the Bahamas. Prosecutors accused him of engaging in widespread fraud.

  • John J. Ray III, the new chief executive of FTX, described an “unprecedented” lack of record keeping at the company.

  • Scientists used a quantum computer to simulate a pair of black holes.


“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land. The show is edited by Sara Sarasohn. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop and Marion Lozano. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Hanna Ingber, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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