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Caroline Ellison is an American business executive most well-known as the CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm founded by Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) in 2018. She is rumored to have dated Bankman-Fried with an anonymous source cited by the Wall Street Journal alleging that her company, Alameda Research, was lent $10 billion by Bankman-Fried's cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Ellison is also known for her Tumblr blog worldoptimization, which surfaced in light of the November 2022 FTX bankruptcy scandal and crash. The page contained Ellison's musings about polyamorous love, sexuality and business prowess, with many of the posts being used in memes alongside other memes depicting Ellison herself.


Caroline Ellison was born in 1994 to Glenn Ellison, a U.S. economist and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). According to LinkedIn, Ellison was a trader at Jane Street, a global proprietary trading firm from 2016-2018. Sam Bankman-Fried was also a trader at Jane Street from 2014-2017. She then moved to Alameda Research in 2018 as a trader, and three years later, she became CEO of the firm in 2021. [1]

Relationship With Sam Bankman-Fried

In 2022, Ellison was purported to be living with Bankman-Fried and various other executives from FTX in a luxury penthouse in the Bahamas.[2] People working for FTX lived in the mansion, with roommates supposedly being in various romantic and polyamorous relationships with each other.

Ellison, the CEO of Alameda Research, was also purportedly a romantic partner of Sam Bankman-Fried and lived with him in the Bahamas at the time. A photo of Ellison supposedly taken at the penthouse shows her smiling against a backdrop of skyscrapers and was uploaded to her now-deleted Twitter account on an unknown date, which would later become an exploitable in various memes (seen below).

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2022 FTX Crash

In early November 2022,, the third-biggest cryptocurrency exchange, filed for bankruptcy and subsequently brought down the values of many other cryptocurrencies along with it, resulting in a crash. Key executive operators at FTX like founder Sam Friedman-Banks and his purported polyamorous partner Caroline Ellison soon became the subject of numerous memes, many using the previously mentioned image of her portrait.

For example, on November 12th, 2022 Twitter user @alifarhat79 posted a For The Better, Right? meme describing their relationship, which earned over 2,100 likes in less than a day (shown below).[3]

The whole thing is a scam We're not going to jail, right? We're not going to jail, right?

Caroline Ellison's Tumblr Page Worldoptimization

Discourse about Ellison's since-deleted Tumblr[4] page "worldoptimization" surfaced in mid-November 2022 due to the FTX crash and the alleged polycule between the employees and executives. On November 12th, 2022, Twitter[5] user AutismCapital shared a screenshot of a worldoptimization Tumblr post, writing in the tweet's caption, "Caroline has a tumblr called 'worldoptimization.' Her kink is men who control most major world governments." The tweet received roughly 7,300 likes in three days (seen below). The featured Tumblr post outlined Ellison's opinions on "cute boy things," listing, "controlling major world governments" as one among many.

Autism Capital @AutismCapital Caroline has a tumblr called "worldoptimization." Her kink is men who control most major world governments. worldoptimization nothing against this post in particular, but it reminds me that I find it amusing how ~boy positivity posts on tumblr always end up taking this cute, infantilizing tone that elides what is actually attractive about men here are what I think are some ~cute boy things~ • controlling most major world governments ● ● being responsible for many important inventions and scientific discoveries • spatial reasoning abilities low risk aversion sufficient strength to physically overpower you if you are a boy who is driven to succeed at ambitious goals you are valid if you are a boy who arrives at opinions through logical reasoning you are valid if you are a boy with the confidence to advocate for unconventional ideas and take actions based on them you are valid 8:19 PM . Nov 12, 2022. Twitter for iPhone :

Twitter user @AutismCapital went on to post a series of screenshots from worldoptimization, including one where Ellison outlines the ideal setup for a polycule, advocating for a Chinese hierarchical harem system. The November 12th tweet gathered over 1,000 likes in three days (seen below, left). That same day, Twitter[6] user @0xgodking posted a tweet showing a post from Ellison's Tumblr blog where she was soliciting "applications" to be someone's girlfriend. The tweet gathered over 400 likes in three days (seen below, right) and was reposted on November 13th by user @growing_daniel.[10]

Autism Capital @AutismCapital From now on "polycule" should be referred to as "imperial chinese harem" worldoptimization Follow when I first started my foray into poly, I thought of it as a radical break from my trad past, but tbh I've come to decide the only acceptable style of poly is best characterized as something like "imperial Chinese harem" none of this non-hierarchical b-------; everyone should have a ranking of their partners, people should know where they fall on the ranking, and there should be vicious power struggles for the higher ranks #personal #crypto social conservative blogging 10:35 PM . Nov 12, 2022. Twitter Web App : King @Oxgodking They got Caroline's tumblr n this mf had a gf application post worldoptimization Follow shameless self-promotion: if you're interested in dating me, or know anyone who might be a good fit, I am currently looking for people to date! Open to: irl dates in Hong Kong for the next month, irl dates in the Western Hemisphere starting in a month or so, zoom dates, email conversations, google docs, and probably other stuff. I think people's impressions of whether they'd be into me based on my tumblr are quite predictive. Maybe relevant info: • 26-year-old woman, straight • ultimately looking for a long-term monogamous relationship, but kinda open to whatever right now given that my location/life are somewhat in flux #personal 9:14 PM. Nov 12, 2022. Twitter for Android

On November 13th, Twitter[7] user @fbifemboy then posted screenshots of Ellison's career advice from the Tumblr account's posts and gathered over 1,000 likes in two days (seen below).

The aforementioned tweets began the semi-ironic mythologization of Ellison as a girlboss archetype.[8] On November 13th, Twitter[9] user wiki_early_life yassified Ellison, gaining roughly 1,900 likes in two days (seen below, left). She still received pushback from other commentators, however, with Twitter[11][12] user @growing_daniel posting a series of tweets ironically sympathizing with her as someone who must have driven hundreds of debtors to suicide (seen below, right).

monke @wiki_early_life How you see Caroline before you read the tumblr posts vs after 2001. 5:53 PM Nov 13, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone Daniel @growing_daniel. Nov 14 Kinda messed up that people are being rude to that Caroline girl about her looks after she stole billions of dollars of peoples life savings probably leading to multiple suicides 120 577 8,866 소 Daniel @growing_daniel. Nov 14 I'm very worried that the misogynistic blowback against Caroline Ellison is going to stop other talented young women from entering the crypto space and running massive scams that ruin millions of lives 151 487 5,783

Sex Tape Leak

On November 16th, 2022, a website went up from someone claiming to be an FTX insider, saying that they would post a sex tape of Caroline Ellison, Sam Bankman-Field and other members of their polycule in order to "hold them accountable."[13]

John W. Rich Kid (Wendy's Fry Cook) @JohnWRichkid SBF and Caroline's sex tape is going to be leaked this coming Friday....buckle up SBF and Caroline (Alameda) must be held Accountable. 11/18/2022 their sex tape will be released on this uncensorable web page. As an FTX insider who wishes to remain anonymous, it is only right to bring the truth to light. Videos from the polycule will bring transparency and humility to this space. They will not wipe this website, they can't. The puff piece from the NYT has to be balanced out. Please bring awareness to this upcoming leak. 10:17 AM - Nov 16, 2022. Twitter for iPhone 79 Retweets 58 Quote Tweets 1,010 Likes ***

Cooperation With Federal Investigators

According to court filings unsealed on Wednesday, December 21st 2022, Caroline Ellison and another Alameda manager named Gary Wang both pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other fraud charges in connection with the FTX crypto scheme. Ellison confessed to being an "active participant" in the scheme and to taking orders from Bankman-Fried to defraud investors. She also agreed to cooperate with federal authorities investigating Bankman-Fried and others responsible.[14]

The New York Post and other outlets had speculated she was collaborating with law enforcement at least a week earlier, posting an article on December 14th making that claim.[15] Even before that, eagle-eyed social media users who spotted a person looking a lot like Ellison at a New York coffee shop on December 4th speculated she was there meeting with the feds. @AutismCapital shared a purported photo of Ellison at the coffee shop (seen below) earning over 17,000 likes in three weeks.[16]

Autism Capital @AutismCapital PLEASE CONFIRM: A user claims that they spotted Caroline Ellison at Ground Support Coffee on West Broad in SoHo Manhattan at 8:15 AM. This would mean she is not in Hong Kong and is in NY not in custody. 7:10 PM Dec 4, 2022 . BASA 2,810 Retweets 846 Quote Tweets 17.4K Likes

According to court documents, the deal on the table for Ellison (as of December 22nd) waived almost all criminal charges but required her to pay $250,000 bail and agree not to leave the continental US. Some posters, like @HsakaTrades, who received almost 1,400 likes in less than a day on December 22nd, congratulated her for getting such a good deal (seen below).[17]

Hsaka @HsakaTrades · 3h >Commit one of the greatest cases of financial fraud ever >250k bail, surrender all travel documents in exchange for all charges waived (contingent on cooperation with authorities) This might be Carolines best and only profitable trade. Caroline Ellison Plea Agreement: $250,000 Bail, Surrender of Travel ... Plea agreement would waive Ellison of any charges, except criminal tax violations, provided she fully cooperates with U.S. Attorney's office. 100 159 1,382 ↑ :

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried, also known as SBF, is an American businessperson responsible for the FTX cryptocurrency exchange that was founded in 2019. He rapidly became a billionaire during the early 2020s and a major donor and investor to various groups and causes because of his work in crypto, including the DNC. In November 2022, FTX and Bankman-Fried's fortunes collapsed in the FTX Crypto Crash amid allegations of wrongdoing and financial crimes, which subsequently spawned a wave of discussions and memes mocking him online. SBF's purported relationship with Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison was also a topic of viral discussion around the same time.

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I WAS ALSO SOMEWHAT OF A "THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION WAS A MISTAKE" TRAD CORC H 1. AND I THINK I'VE MOVED AWAY FROM THAT A BIT THOUGH LESS DRAMATICALLY Bing Bong Equity Research @BingBongLLC Pete Davidson and Caroline are reportedly now dating !! 3:02 PM . Nov 14, 2022. Twitter for iPhone 174 Retweets 21 Quote Tweets 3,005 Likes MALL THEIR Flood @Thinking USD what did caroline mean by this worldoptimization Follow me: how do I signal my genuinely sweet and feminine nature on my dating profile? should it go before or after the section on wire fraud #follow worldoptimization for the intersection of finance and redpill thought #pua cw 15 notes 11:44 PM - Nov 13, 2022. Twitter Web App *** Caroline @carolinecapital nothing like regular amphetamine use to make you appreciate how dumb a lot of normal, non-medicated human experience is 9:41 pm 5/4/2021 Twitter Web App ● . 385 Retweets 478 Quote Tweets 1,537 Likes be Sam Bankman-Fried CEO FTX M.I.T. Graduate ↑↓ Caroline Ellison CEO of Alameda Dated Bankman-Fried Daughter of Glenn Ellison ↑↓ ↑↓ Gary Gensler Head of S.E.C. Former Professor at M.I.T. ↑↓ Glenn Ellison Professor of Economics M.I.T. Former Boss of Gary Gensler Caiman | Ex-Cop | Private Investigator @BowTiedCaiman Caroline Ellison's Tumblr posts are a tour de force of Female Autism Follow d my foray into poly, I thought of it d past, but tbh I've come to decid of poly is best characterized as son ese harem" ierarchical b-------; everyone shou people should know where they fal pe vicious power struggles for the to social conservative blogging 9:55 PM . Nov 13, 2022. Twitter Web App ...

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