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Arthur Hayes        

Co-Founder & CEO, BitMEX

Arthur Hayes so the co-founder and CEO of BitMEX, a trading platform that is best known for using Bitcoin. He is an experienced equity derivatives trader and banker.

After graduating with a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business, Hayes lived in Hong Kong as an equity derivatives trader for five years. He was the market-maker for Deutsche Bank and Citibank’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) businesses. He also has extensive experience trading equity index futures, forwards, and swaps as well as non-deliverable FX forwards.

After leaving Citi in 2013, Hayes began trading and investing in Bitcoin. He primarily engages in arbitrage between different spot exchanges, and between Bitcoin derivatives. After trading Bitcoin derivatives on various exchanges for some time, he thought that there is space for a Bitcoin derivative exchange modeled after existing exchanges where fiat currency derivatives are traded.

Along with two other individuals, Arthur helped found BitMEX - Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange. In January 2014, BitMEX – Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange was formed. BitMEX is a P2P leveraged financial products trading exchange. BitMEX through the use of Bitcoin as collateral, allows anyone anywhere to trade any time of financial risk.

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