March 23, 2023

communicate without leaving a digital trail. The judge had expressed concerns that Bankman-Fried could use these apps to tamper with witnesses or destroy evidence.

Under the new agreement, Bankman-Fried will be allowed to communicate with his former employees, but only through a designated third party. This third party will be responsible for monitoring all communications and reporting any violations to the court.

The agreement also prohibits Bankman-Fried from discussing any details of the case with his former employees or anyone else who may be involved in the trial. He is also not allowed to discuss any confidential information related to his former businesses or their operations.

Bankman-Fried’s trial is set to begin in October, and he faces charges of securities fraud and market manipulation. Prosecutors allege that he and other executives at FTX engaged in a scheme to manipulate the price of certain cryptocurrencies in order to profit from their trades.

Bankman-Fried has denied the charges and maintains his innocence. His defense team has argued that the government’s case is based on a flawed understanding of the cryptocurrency market and that their client did not engage in any illegal activity.

The new communication protocols are designed to ensure that Bankman-Fried does not interfere with the trial or attempt to influence witnesses. They also provide a level of transparency that should help to prevent any potential misconduct.

The judge has yet to approve the agreement, but if he does, it will be a significant step forward in the case against Bankman-Fried. It will also serve as a reminder that even in the world of cryptocurrency, the law still applies and those who break it will be held accountable.

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