Zhu Su, co-founder of failed crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, was released from a Singapore prison last month after serving three months for non-cooperation with liquidators. according to the South China Morning Post. Mr. Su, in an upcoming podcast interview, spoke about his time behind bars, calling it a “really pleasant experience.” He claimed he had the “best sleep” of his life while serving his sentence in a Singapore prison, and added that everyone should seek to spend time in a cell.
“No one wants to go to jail but I think it’s a really enjoyable experience overall. Not enough to recommend it highly per se. But I would say it’s something that if everyone could experience it once, I think it’s good for you.
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Mr. Zhu added that he was able to catch up on reading, got plenty of exercise, and was well-nourished with three meals a day and servings of fruit in between.
“And then the sleep is amazing because they turn the lights off at 9:30 p.m. and the lights come back on at 5:30 a.m. But since you have no time for the Internet, no alcohol, no caffeine (or) anything, you will fall asleep immediately,” Mr. Zhu continued.
Since there were no beds in prison and he had to sleep on the floor, he said, “It’s the same as Japanese tatami” and it’s “really good for decompressing your… spine”.
He also said that once he adjusted to life in prison, he felt a “magical feeling.” “Because you feel a kinship with your ancestors. That’s actually how I was supposed to live,” he added.
Notably, his company Three Arrows Capital collapsed in July 2022 after defaulting on a $667 million loan from Voyager Digital. He was arrested in Singapore last September for failing to cooperate with investigations into the collapse of his crypto hedge fund. The 36-year-old was initially sentenced to four months in prison but was released early based on standard good behaviour provisions.
His statements also generated buzz online and sparked mixed responses. Laurence Day, the creator of Wildcat Protocol, wrote in a sarcastic comment: “Su Zhu was so terminally ill with being online that he had to go to prison to feel the same feeling of ‘kinship with his ancestors’ that the rest of us feel. from the simple act of unplugging and walking barefoot on a beach with a cool breeze.
A second wrote: “Turning a negative experience into a positive one is a very powerful skill, but let’s make no mistake, Zhu. A third added: “The only reason he said that is because he (was) in a Singapore prison.” Try a third-world prison next time, I doubt he’ll say the same thing.”