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Crypto Exchange BitMEX Introduces New Social Trading Concept for Professional Traders

BitMEX, which claims to again have become the world’s “leading” crypto derivatives exchange, introduces a new concept in social trading for professional traders, Guilds . Currently in βeta (testing), Guilds is accessible “to all BitMEX users – new, existing and returning, offering them the opportunity… Read More

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

Crypto Compliance: BitMEX Joins TRUST Protocol to Expand Travel Rule Compliance Capabilities

BitMEX, which claims to be one of the world’s most trusted crypto trading platforms for professional and institutional traders, has joined the Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology (TRUST), which is described as an industry-driven Travel Rule compliance solution for global virtual asset service providers (VASPs)…. 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

Former BitMEX Executive Pleads Guilty to Single Charge

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Gregory Dwyer, a former head of business development at BitMEX, has pleaded guilty to a single charge of violating the Bank Secrecy Act, according to a report in WSJ.com. Dwyer was one of BitMEX’s first employees during a period of rapid growth for the crypto… Read More

Ethereum Proof of Work (ETHPOW), a Fork of ETH, Trading to be Available on BitMEX


As Ethereum migrates to a proof of stake (PoS) ecosystem (called the Merge), a group has decided to maintain a proof of work iteration or Ethereum Proof of Work (ETHPOW). While not making Vitalik Buterin very happy, this is the way of the blockchain world…. 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 Founders to Pay $10 Million Each to Settle CFTC Charges

Bitmex, once the leading crypto derivatives exchange, will see its three co-founders paying a $10 million penalty each to settle charges with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to a statement by the CFTC, Arthur Hayes, Benjamin Delo and Samuel Read must each forfeit… 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 Co-founder Arthur Hayes Now Cautiously Bullish on Bitcoin Given Current Geopolitical, Socioeconomic Environment

Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes (who pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Bank Secrecy Act after being accused of willfully failing to establish, implement, and maintain anti-money laundering (AML) programs at BitMEX), notes that thankfully, (unlike many others around the world) his… Read More

BitMEX Founders Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo Plead Guilty, Agree to $10 Million Penalty Each

Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, BitMEX crypto derivatives exchange founders, have pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Bank Secrecy Act. According to the US Department of Justice, the two founders willfully failed to establish, implement, and maintain anti-money laundering (AML) programs at BitMEX. Under… Read More

BitMEX Predicts that Solana Will Challenge Ethereum, Crypto Firms will Aquire Traditional Financial Services Firms

BitMEX, a crypto derivatives exchange that will soon launch spot trading, has posted 5 predictions as to how crypto will change the world. In summary, this is what BitMEX anticipates will happen in 2022. First, more women will embrace crypto as currently, women make up… 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

Analysts at Blockstream Predict Huge Year for Liquid Network, STOs, as Bitcoin Price Continues to Decline: Report

Bitcoin-focused tech firm Blockstream notes in their Markets Weekly Report that BMN is launching a capital raise via Bitfinex Securities in the coming days. Meanwhile, El Salvador is preparing its regulatory framework for the upcoming BTC bond, and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) recently stated that BTC… 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

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