Caroline Ellison’s FTX-related amphetamine tweets resurfaced

  • Caroline Ellison’s old FTX-linked tweets about “regular amphetamine use” have resurfaced online.
  • Ellison is the CEO of Alameda Research, the hedge fund FTX allegedly used to borrow money for betting.
  • Amphetamines are often prescribed to treat ADHD.

Old drug-related tweets posted by Caroline Ellison — the 28-year-old CEO of Alameda Research, the hedge fund linked to FTX’s downfall — are resurfacing as the cryptocurrency industry plummets.

In a 2021 tweet posted by Ellison, who is also the ex-girlfriend of disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, refers to the regular use of amphetamines and how “the human experience not medication” can be “stupid”.

Alameda Research filed for bankruptcy in early November along with other FTX Group-related entities after failing to secure emergency funding. Although Bankman-Fried founded Alameda, Ellison has since become an integral part of his demise.

His initial tweet about amphetamines – often prescribed to treat ADHD – was followed by a thread of tweets detailing the “dumbest” parts of his own drug-free day.

It’s unclear exactly what Ellison meant by his April 2021 tweets. As of Saturday morning, his account had only a total of 71 tweets since he joined the platform in March 2021.

Alameda served as the trading company through which Bankman-Fried would move crypto tokens while running FTX. As CEO of Alameda, Ellison has come under scrutiny for his role in FTX borrowing money from client accounts, CNN reported.

A CoinDesk report named Ellison as Bankman-Fried’s recurring girlfriend, according to unnamed sources.

Information on the elusive Ellison is hard to come by as his Linkedin profile, online photos and contact details all but disappeared following the FTX implosion.

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