TechCrunch Minute: Sam Bankman-Fried’s sentencing marks an end to the FTX saga

After a lengthy trial and conviction, we finally learned how long former crypto baron Sam Bankman-Fried will be behind bars: up to 25 years. It's a lengthy sentence, but one that given the scale of the crimes he was convicted of, doesn't come as a shock.

For the crypto industry, it's also the final page in a chapter that many may want firmly behind them. After all, we're out of the last crypto winter and are back in a period of rising token prices, growing trading volume, and hints of the prior excitement that web3 commanded during the last asset bubble.

Still, before we fully wrap up our coverage of SBF and his erstwhile empire, it's worth taking one last trip down memory lane to cement in our minds how we wound up with a former venture and political darling not in the dock, but behind bars.