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An Inside Look at SBF's First Court Appearance

CoinDesk Reporter Cheyenne Ligon joins to recount her experiences sitting behind SBF in a Bahamian courtroom. Plus: Trump NFTs and Binance news.

December 22, 2022

On “Carpe Consensus,” hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson chime in on the latest crypto news and chat with Cheyenne Ligon about her experience at Sam Bankman-Fried’s (SBF) first court appearance.

  • [1:52] Inside the Desk: Trump NFTs take off with some wonky tech and Binance loses auditing partner Mazars
  • [13:09] CoinDesk’s social token DESK
  • [14:19] Cheyenne’s on-the-ground report of her time in a Bahamian courtroom, including a mad dash to the courthouse, a judge who kept forgetting SBF’s name and a waiter who recalled the former FTX CEO playing phone games while dining.
  • [29:49] Cam’s Corner: Yuga Labs taps former Activision Blizzard president as new CEO

What’s “Carpe Consensus?” CoinDesk’s newest podcast is for crypto fans and fiends, DeFi degens and non-fungible enthusiasts, while welcoming the crypto curious. Each week, hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson thread together the biggest themes in crypto. Consensus speakers and guest experts join the hosts to pull back the curtain on all things crypto and Web3, providing listeners with a balanced look at the state of the industry. Tune in weekly on Thursdays on the CoinDesk Podcast Network.

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“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.