: A federal judge has set a $250M bail for Bankman-Fried’s release from custody.

• Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried appeared in U.S. federal court in New York on Thursday on charges of fraud, money laundering, and campaign-finance violations.
• The judge set bail at $250 million and Bankman-Fried was released after agreeing to a list of conditions including not making financial transactions for more than $1,000 and going through substance-abuse and mental-health treatment.
• Two other co-founders of FTX, Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang, have admitted guilt in securities violations and are now cooperating with prosecutors in the case against Bankman-Fried.

On Thursday, Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX, appeared in U.S. federal court in New York on charges of fraud, money laundering, and campaign-finance violations. After listening to the prosecution and defense, the judge set bail at $250 million and Bankman-Fried was released after agreeing to a list of conditions including not making financial transactions for more than $1,000 and going through substance-abuse and mental-health treatment. His release was secured by equity in his parents‘ Palo Alto, California, home.

These charges come after Bankman-Fried was extradited from the Bahamas court on Wednesday. He had been brought to the U.S. overnight by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York centers on accusations of fraud, money laundering and campaign-finance violations.

Two other co-founders of FTX, Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang, have admitted guilt in securities violations and are now cooperating with prosecutors in the case against Bankman-Fried. Ellison, who was the former CEO of FTX’s sister company Alameda Research, and Wang have admitted that the senior management was aware of lawbreaking in the movement of customer funds between the two firms.

The cooperation of Ellison and Wang is likely to be key in the case against Bankman-Fried. Data analysis by Delphi Digital shows that bitcoin tends to lead major stock market bottoms by at least six weeks. In response to this positive economic data, investors in traditional equities should expect to see a negative reaction, and investors in digital assets should keep in mind that both bitcoin and ether maintain strong correlations with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.

Ultimately, the economy is still doing too well for the Federal Reserve to see positive signs in fighting inflation. Until the U.S economy starts performing poorly, asset prices are likely to suffer. Bankman-Fried’s case will continue to be closely monitored and will likely have an effect on the overall crypto markets.