Jordan Belfort Admits That Crypto Exploiters Stole His $300,000, But He's Not Mad About It.
However, Belfort revealed that following the occurrence, he has decided to store his assets in cold storage rather than the "hot wallets" of bitcoin that are kept on the exchange. He went on to say that he does not have any money invested in any cryptocurrency exchanges. According to him, the abuse of his finances caused him to lose up to $300,000 worth of MetaMask in the year 2021. [Citation needed] According to his assessment, the relevant global market has recently become comparable to the Wild West and has gotten significantly more competitive.
A significant amount of attention is being paid to the storage of crypto assets on exchanges, which is an interesting development in light of the fact that a large number of customers suffered financial losses as a direct result of the failure of FTX. When seen from this angle, the attention of investors has been directed primarily toward the safekeeping of cryptographic assets in wallets that provide the option of self-custody. In addition to this, on-chain data has been at the forefront of the crypto exodus from exchange platforms, with storage firms such as Trust Wallet rising to prominence as the primary benefactors of this trend.
In the end, this curiosity was the catalyst that brought about the new highs that were achieved by the Trust Wallet Token (TWT). Importantly, the cryptocurrency industry as a whole has been experiencing a bearish trend throughout the entirety of this year. This trend can be described as being characterized by a list of scandals, with the FTX scandal being the high-profile and exclusive event in this respect.
Belfort was of the opinion that in order to lessen the occurrence of similar situations, there should be further rules. According to him, Bitcoin would be able to make progress in an environment where there was a lot of regulation. He continued by stating that even after more regulation of crypto assets, there would still be a fraction of scammers operating in the market because this is the situation with any industry.
The book "Wolf of Wall Street" accuses Bankman-Fried of being the mastermind behind the disastrous FTX trade.
According to previous reports, Belfort leveled accusations against Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, suggesting that Bankman-Fried was responsible for the decline of the cryptocurrency exchange. He referred to the various goings-on that took place on the platform as a "frat house." According to him, Bankman-Fried was responsible for a significant portion of the downfall experienced by the general market.