Today marks the start of the trial for Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, a former cryptocurrency exchange, in a courtroom located in New York City.
Bankman-Fried and former executives of FTX are on trial for allegedly orchestrating one of the biggest financial frauds in US history.
FTX collapsed last November, claiming $8 billion in losses and listing over a million creditors.
Bankman-Fried faces seven criminal counts, including wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering.
US regulators allege he misused billions of dollars worth of customer money for personal purchases, including buying $200 million of real estate in the Bahamas.
A conviction could land him over 100 years in prison.
The trial is expected to last up to six weeks and attract global media attention.