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BitMEX Looks to Gain Virtual Asset Provider License in Hong Kong

BitMEX says it is ready to apply for a virtual asset service provider (VASP) license in Hong Kong. The license is available under Hong Kong’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Ordinance 2022. BitMEX which has endured several rocky years – most recently firing its… Read More

BXM Link AG, Part of BitMEX Group, Receives Membership Confirmation from Financial Services Standards Association in Switzerland

BXM Link AG has been granted membership confirmation from the Financial Services Standards Association (VQF), a Swiss self-regulatory organization (SRO) officially recognized by FINMA, the Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority. The VQF membership granted to BXM Link AG, which will be “completely finalized soon after… Read More

New BitMEX Spot Exchange Tops $24 Million in Daily Trade Volume

BitMEX, perhaps best known for its leverage crypto derivative trading, recently launched its spot trading platform to enter a new line of business. In a company statement today, BitMEX shares that ten days after spot trading went live it has topped $24 million in daily… Read More

After a Long Wait, BitMEX Launches Spot Exchange

BitMEX, better known for crypto derivatives trading, has launched its anticipated crypto spot exchange. BitMEX stated in a release that spot trading for digital assets is now available for both retail and institutional investors. BitMEX touted its ambition to emerge as a top ten global… Read More

BitMEX’s Acquisition of Munich based Bankhaus von der Heydt Collapses

Earlier this year, BitMEX announced its intent to acquire Bankhaus von der Heydt., a bank based in Munich, Germany. BXM Operations AG, founded by BitMEX CEO  Alexander Höptner and CFO Stephan Lutz, was expected to close on the acquisition of the bank at some point in 2022. Terms were not… Read More

BitMEX Enlists Mercuryo for Fiat to Crypto Purchases

BitMEX, a crypto derivatives exchange and aspiring spot marketplace, has signed up Mercuryo, a  crypto payments company, for fiat-to-crypto purchases. According to a corporate statement, the integration means 21 more fiat currencies can be used to purchase Bitcoin, Ether, and Tether (ERC-20) on BitMEX. The… Read More

BitMEX Reports 1.5 Million BMEX Airdrop

BitMEX, a crypto derivatives exchange that will soon operate a crypto spot marketplace, says it has now airdropped over 1.5 million BMEX tokens. BitMEX added that the BMEX Token Litepaper is now available as well. BMEX is an ERC-20 token that provides rewards to its… Read More

BitMEX’s Acquisition of Bankhaus von der Heydt is Another Step in the Rehabilitation of the Crypto Trading Platform

Last week, BitMEX announced its intent to acquire Bankhaus von der Heydt. The deal is actually structured so that BXM Operations AG, founded by BitMEX CEO  Alexander Höptner and CFO Stephan Lutz, will acquire the bank located in Munich, Germany. While the purchase is subject… Read More

BitMEX Partners with Tokeny on Forthcoming BMEX Token

BitMEX, a crypto derivatives exchange, has enlisted the help of Tokeny to support its forthcoming BMEX token launch. BitMEX is using the BMEX airdrop to incentivize new users and recently announced adding over 50,000 new users to its platform. Alexander Höptner, CEO of BitMEX, said… Read More

BitMEX Reports 50,000 New Users Following Token Airdrop

BitMEX, a crypto derivatives exchange that expects to launch a spot market later this year, says it has added 50,000 new users following the launch of the BMEX token on December 21, 2021. BitMEX is using the airdrop to incentivize new users following a challenging… Read More

BitMEX Continues to Rebuild with New CMO Hire

BitMEX, a crypto exchange in the derivatives market that is planning to soon add a spot market, has hired a new Chief Commercial Officer – Rupertus Rothenhaeuser. BitMEX has been in a rebuilding mode following the exit of its founder and former CEO Arthur Hayes… Read More

BitMEX Users Eligible for Airdrop of Native Token BMEX

Digital asset exchange BitMEX has announced its native token, BMEX. The tokens commence its airdrop on 1 February 2022 with the token becoming tradeable on BitMEX upon the launch of its Spot exchange in early Q2 2022. BitMEX is a crypto derivatives – futures marketplace… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform BitMEX Introduces BitMEX EARN Program

Global crypto trading platform BitMEX. which was hit earlier this year with a $100 milllion penalty pertaining to CFTC action claiming illegal trading, AML violations and other charges, has announced the launch of BitMEX EARN. This interest-bearing product “offers the highest annual percentage rate (APR)… Read More

Bitmex Says it is First Crypto Exchange to Become Carbon-Neutral

Last May, Bitmex published a commitment to become a carbon-neutral crypto exchange. As many people know, crypto transactions can utilize a lot of energy due to the need for computing power. At that time, Bitmex said carbon offsetting was its path to mitigating its carbon… Read More

BitMEX CEO Says Crypto Is Changing and They’re Changing with It, After $100M Penalty Pertaining to Alleged Illegal Trading, AML Violations

Crypto is “changing,” and BitMEX is “changing with it” according to Alexander Höptner, the CEO at the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange. In a blog post dated August 10, 2021, the team at BitMEX revealed that they’ve reached a “resolution” with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission… Read More

Stuttgart Stock Exchange and Digital Asset Trading: A Discussion with Alexander Höptner, CEO of Börse Stuttgart

It is not just disruptive startups that are looking to create value in the digital asset sector. More traditional firms are taking the plunge, dedicating capital and investing in the future of finance. In the secondary market and primary issuance sector, there are numerous young… Read More

The Stuttgart Stock Exchange Pushes into Digital Assets, will Support Initial Coin Offerings & Trading in Cryptocurrency

The Stuttgart Stock Exchange (Gruppe Börse Stuttgart) has announced it is launching infrastructure necessary to trade and manage digital assets including the trading in cryptocurrencies, an initial coin offering platform, custody and wallet. Following the launch of cryptocurrency trading via BISON, a platform for ICOs,… Read More

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