Bitmex is trying to meet US government requirement and improve relationship with them.
In this early stage of crypto time, it would be necessary to be careful not to violate the legacy frame to prevent any emotional or unexpected attacks from government.
BitMEX’s new CEO said the firm is planning to add spot trading, brokerage and custody services to its offerings.
Alexander Höptner, who joined the exchange in December, said Thursday he is planning on transforming the exchange and expanding business operations by adding three new services, according to a Bloomberg report.
In his new role, he plans to transform BitMEX by amending relationships with regulators and expanding business operations to spot trading and brokerage and custody services.
“I was coming from the regulated and classical world. I have a lot of touchpoints with the regulators already…Now I’m working on the crypto side and bringing the crypto side to the regulated world,” he said.
BitMEX announced Thursday the appointment of auditing veteran Stephan Lutz as its new chief financial officer. Lutz will take charge of financial growth, business expansion and profitability.
In October, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and federal prosecutors charged BitMEX with facilitating unregistered trading and other violations.
BitMEX founder and former CEO Arthur Hayes, who is currently in Singapore, could surrender to U.S. authorities next month.