New Yorkers aren't welcome Sam Bankman-Fried trial

New Yorkers aren't welcome Sam Bankman-Fried trial

In some ways, Sam Bankman-Fried's imminent trial is one of the biggest stories in recent news, but to numerous New Yorkers, the name doesn't strike a chord.

The FTX founder will go to trial next week in a federal courtroom in New York City on charges including wire fraud and conspiracy. The jury for the suit will consist of 12 randomly selected New York State residents and two alternates, coindesk said.

Many of these random New Yorkers suggest that they would need a better comprehension of the digital asset space and Bankman-Fried's cryptocurrency empire to be confident in their judgment. The majority declined to be interviewed for this piece and video, claiming they were not familiar with the story, and some expressed distaste for the topic.

Haseeb Khurram, a visitor from overseas who claimed to have at least $7,000 stuck in the bankrupt exchange, has expressed disapproval of the trial.

The attorneys for the Department of Justice and Bankman-Fried's defense filed their questions for possible jurors early this month, which they hope will gauge if those who could be selected are familiar with the case, the cryptocurrency industry or the 'effective altruism' philosophy that Bankman-Fried championed.