- FTX paid $40 million in September for a 30% interest in SkyBridge.
- The CEO is also critical of government officials, including SEC Chairman Gary Gensler.
Skybridge CEO Anthony Scaramucci said he is still enthusiastic about Bitcoin despite the criticism he has received for his involvement in the crypto markets. There are significant headwinds that he has to overcome. By the time Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange FTX declared bankruptcy in November, he was already connected with Scaramucci both professionally and personally.
The CEO stated:
“I’m not a cold figure in this space. I’m not an evangelist. I’m not one of these religious figures that’s going to chant ‘Bitcoin über alles’ no matter what is going on in life. So I want to frame it from that perspective, and then tell you that I’m more bullish now than I’ve ever been.”
Looking Forward to Bitcoin Rally
In April last year, they collaborated to hold the Crypto Bahamas conference. FTX paid $40 million in September for a 30% interest in SkyBridge. After the collapse of Bankman-Fried’s business, Scaramucci told CNBC he was “working to buy the equity back.”
Now he’s looking forward to the next Bitcoin boom, hoping that government agencies will stop standing in the way of innovation. According to him, it wasn’t until late 2021 or early 2022 that Bitcoin began attracting attention from a larger audience.
He is also critical of government officials, including SEC Chairman Gary Gensler. Therefore, he finds some comfort in the fact that Bitcoin, at least in his opinion, ought to be classified as a commodity and not regulated by the SEC.
The increased scrutiny by U.S. authorities has led other nations to adopt stringent regulations towards the crypto sector as a whole.