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The Motor Court Company

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Really was the top…works every time…😂😂😂

All Those Celebrities Pushing Crypto Are Not So Vocal Now

Crypto boosters such as Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow have been criticized for hyping virtual currency without highlighting the risks.

Enthusiasm for crypto from Hollywood celebrities and top athletes reached a fever pitch over the past year. On social media, during interviews and even in music videos, they portrayed virtual currency as a world with its own hip culture and philosophy — one that was more inclusive than traditional finance and that involved the chance to make loads of money.

The Super Bowl was nicknamed the “Crypto Bowl” this year because so many ads — which cost as much as $7 million for 30 seconds — featured the industry, several of them starring boldface names.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/...eth-paltrow-matt-damon-reese-witherspoon.html

Tom Brady Likely Lost Big With FTX Crypto Collapse

Back in 2021 Tom Brady and his then wife, Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, reportedly planted a large stake into the FTX crypto exchange, after having already announced a partnership with FTX and its CEO Sam Bankman-Fried back in 2020. As brand ambassadors, the two gained an unknown equity stake in the company in exchange for crypto, likely FTX’s native coin FTT.



https://news.yahoo.com/tom-brady-likely-lost-big-155500105.html
now we know why Tom Brady is now divorced
 

Liar Loan

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Is this guy fundamentally any different than Bernie Madoff?

He duped a lot of people who viewed him as a "crypto savior". There is no fundamental value to the "coins" themselves, but they lure people in with payouts that come from other people's investments. No real investing of any kind is going on.
 

morekaos

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when it rains… It pours…

Binance backs out of FTX rescue, leaving the crypto exchange on the brink of collapse​


The reversal comes one day after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that the world’s largest cryptocurrency firm had reached a non-binding deal to buy FTX’s non-U.S. businesses for an undisclosed amount, rescuing the company from a liquidity crisis. Earlier this year, FTX was valued at $32 billion by private investors.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/09/bin...are|com.apple.UIKit.activity.CopyToPasteboard
 

morekaos

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The end is neigh...

Matt Damon?s sold his soul for crypto?: Actor is roasted on social media for commercial in which he tells people to invest in Bitcoin because ?fortune favors the brave?
Matt Damon spearheaded a commercial for cryptocurrency that aired during Sunday's NFL games and has made Twitter users cringe
The ad likened purchasing Bitcoin to landing on the moon as Damon strolled down a sci-fi-esque hallway talking about how 'history is filled with almosts'
Vignettes nodded to explorers sailing and climbing Mount Everest, as well as nods to the Wright Brothers, before flashing 'Crypto.com' at the last second
Crypto.com, which sells cryptocurrency and NFTs, donates $1m to Water.org, a nonprofit co-founded by Damon that brings safe, clean water to people in need
Many users tweeted that they felt as if the actor, 51, was calling them a p***y for not spending their life savings on crypto such as a '$378,000 cartoon ape'
One tweet called the ad an insult to Damon's 'own cinematic legacy from The Martian,' where he played an astronaut stranded on Mars
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ople-invest-Bitcoin-fortune-favors-brave.html
January 5 2022. Put it on the gravestone😂😂😂
 

morekaos

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The end is neigh...Repent!!! Repent!! ;D ;D >:D

The Staples Center?home of the Los Angeles Lakers?is getting a new name: the Crypto.com Arena

https://fortune.com/2021/11/17/cryp...sponsor-renaming-los-angeles-lakers-clippers/

The Stadium Curse: Naming Deals Gone Bust

When a company spends millions to put their company name on a major stadium, controversy often follows as the value of such an expenditure is difficult to track. Major stadium naming deals have also seen another trend: corporate failures.

Throughout the booms and busts of the American economy, many companies who have chosen to embark on a naming rights contract have seen their companies suffer financially or even collapse within several years of a naming deal. Although external, indirectly related factors are certainly at play, the correlation is quite impressive: In many cases naming deals parallel a corporate ?boom? spending mentality that contributes to a company?s weakness when a bubble bursts.

https://www.cnbc.com/2010/01/20/The-Stadium-Curse:-Naming-Deals-Gone-Bust.html
November 2021…this is just as accurate😂🤣😅
 

marmott

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Crypto exchange FTX lent billions of dollars worth of customer assets to fund risky bets by its affiliated trading firm, Alameda Research, setting the stage for the exchange’s implosion, a person familiar with the matter said.

Woops...
 

qwerty

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At one point I said I would pull the trigger on BTC the next time it hit 30,000. Glad I didn’t pull the trigger after all. I don’t think I have the guts for crypto

That FTX commercial was one of my favorite commercials. I had forgotten it was ftx that actually made the commercial.

I don’t remember another company that predicted its own demise in its own commercial. Excellent.
 

morekaos

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This has every call sign of a mania. True believers, no fundamentals, new and ingenious ways of justifying astronomical valuations, amateurs making zillions and tempting other fools into the greater fool loop. It will last longer that people expect and the nay-sayers have to start questioning themselves...then it will collapse spectacularly!!!
That was November 30, 2017…this is now…😂🤣😂

Inside the epic crypto collapse of FTX—and how it hurts Tom Brady, Steph Curry and Joe Biden


Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady co-starred in a $20 million ad campaign for FTX, receiving an equity stake in the company along with cryptocurrency in return. NBA legend Steph Curry was made a global ambassador for the company in exchange for an equity stake and even entangled his Eat.Learn.Play. charity with the platform. Tennis star Naomi Osaka was given an equity stake. Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani and Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers both signed on as global ambassadors, receiving equity stakes.

During the 2022 Super Bowl, comedian Larry David starred in a commercial for FTX.
In the ad, which cost a reported $30 million, David listens as an actor playing an FTX executive implores him to invest via the company’s “safe and easy way to get into crypto.” Ever the skeptic, a smirking David replies: “Ehhhh, I don’t think so. And I’m never wrong about this stuff — never.”

Bankman-Fried — and his celebrity pals — should have heeded that advice.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/11/how-the-crypto-collapse-of-ftx-hurt-tom-brady-steph-curry/
 

The Motor Court Company

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rofl, FTX was 'hacked' last night (they filed BK just in the morning) and up to 1 billion disappears. So much source materials for Netflix/Amazon. 10 college friends living together in a flat in Bahamas? either are dating or were dating each other at some point? SBF with all his ties to the Democrat party/Washington? his alleged GF's father is the former boss of SEC chairman at MIT?
 

morekaos

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rofl, FTX was 'hacked' last night (they filed BK just in the morning) and up to 1 billion disappears. So much source materials for Netflix/Amazon. 10 college friends living together in a flat in Bahamas? either are dating or were dating each other at some point? SBF with all his ties to the Democrat party/Washington? his alleged GF's father is the former boss of SEC chairman at MIT?
It’s the gen Z “Friends”😂🤣
 

morekaos

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I’m shocked to find gambling going on in here!...




5 More Disturbing Revelations About Sam Bankman-Fried


The first stage of any collapse is confusion, maybe even Schadenfreude. It was no different during the wild week when Sam Bankman-Fried, the supposed crypto wunderkind and founder of FTX, tried and failed to sell his imploding empire only to find himself totally broke, his companies bankrupt, and his polycule perhaps no longer in the mood. (Read about all that here.) The stage after that, though, is fear — and that is precisely where we are right now. The sum of Bankman-Fried may have added up to less than his parts, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was deeply interconnected with the worlds of politics and finance beyond the relatively small world of digital currencies. Since his bankruptcy filing, the crypto empire Bankman-Fried presided over has been subject to even more embarrassing and damning revelations, and he is the target of multiple investigations. It is still too early to say that he’s headed for prison — if the prior big financial crisis taught us anything, it’s not to be shocked when nobody gets arrested for obvious crimes — but that is certainly a strong possibility. Here’s what we’ve learned about SBF since Friday.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/per...velations-about-sam-bankman-fried/ar-AA146FQT
 

Liar Loan

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The first rule of risk management is "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."


The implosion of FTX was financially ruinous for some employees. Outside the US, many staff were paid via direct deposit to their accounts on the cryptocurrency exchange, so when FTX froze customer withdrawals last week, these employees couldn’t access their funds, people familiar with the matter said.

“You have to understand just how devastated the average FTX employee was,” said Nathaniel Whittemore, a former FTX marketing specialist who quit last week. “Not only did it seem they might be out of [a] job, but they also were potentially facing the total loss of their savings. All I could think of was rage and white-hot anger.”

It was also common for employees to hold FTX equity or get part of their pay in the exchange’s FTT tokens, the people said. Last fall, Bankman-Fried offered employees the opportunity to buy shares in FTX at a 50% discount to what venture capitalists had paid in a recent funding round, the people said. Now that equity is worthless and the price of FTT has crashed 90% since the start of November.

Tackett — who continued to tweet updates to FTX customers last week even after quitting his sales job — said he had lost 80% of his net worth in the collapse. “I kept nearly all my money on FTX,” he told the Journal.
 

irvinehomeowner

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Truth... who here put money into crypto?

I don't even play stocks... so no crypto for me... someone I know did... lost about $3k in the latest drop... kept telling him to cash it out. I think it was Ethereum.
 

The Motor Court Company

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I'm not touching crypto with a 10-foot pole. Crypto is a scam.
it is obviously a scam. I recall there was a Crypto saving program that gives 20% yield, and some TikTok investor was boosting he bought a 1.4 million house for $700k cash; $280k of $700k toward 20% downpayment and the rest in Crypto with 20% yield and the yield alone pays for the PITI...
 
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