Going Infinite with Michael Lewis: The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

Going Infinite with Michael Lewis: The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

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From the bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, comes the story of FTX’s spectacular collapse and the enigmatic founder at its centre. Join author and financial journalist Michael Lewis, to celebrate the paperback release of Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon.

Sam Bankman-Fried wasn't just rich. Before he turned thirty, he'd become the world's youngest billionaire, making a record fortune in the crypto frenzy. CEOs, celebrities and world leaders vied for his time. At one point he considered paying off the entire national debt of the Bahamas so he could take his business there.
Then it all fell apart.
Who was this Gatsby of the crypto world, a rumpled guy in cargo shorts, whose eyes twitched across TV interviews as he played video games on the side, who even his million-dollar investors still found a mystery? What gave him such an extraordinary ability to make money - and how did his empire collapse so spectacularly?

As the man who was there when it happened, Michael was able to get to know Bankman-Fried during his epic rise. In conversation with a special guest, he will tell the story like no other, taking us through the mind-bending trajectory of a character who never liked the rules and was allowed to live by his own. Michael will uncover both a psychological portrait of a preternaturally gifted ‘thinking machine’, and a wild financial roller-coaster ride.

With the opportunity to ask your own questions, join Michael as he delves into a twenty-first-century epic of high-frequency trading and even higher stakes, of crypto mania and insane amounts of money, of hubris and downfall – a story no one could tell better.


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The venue is seating only. All seats are unreserved and are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early before event door times if you have preferred seats. Due to the nature of our venue, please be prepared to queue for entry.

The venue is fully accessible, with use of ramps and the upstairs bar is accessible with use of a platform lift. Please email [email protected] with your accessibility requirements as soon as you purchase your ticket.

The bar is located on the first floor of the venue and will be open from the stated door time and remain open after the show.

Alcohol consumption will be limited to the bar area only, it is not permitted to take alcohol to the main chapel space.  An array of soft drinks and snacks will also be available and are permitted in the main space. (Please note, no food or drink may be brought from outside into the venue. Water bottles must be emptied before entering the venue, with refilling stations available inside).