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BitMEX is a cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform. It is owned and operated by HDR Global Trading Limited, which is headquartered in Hong Kong and registered in Seychelles.[1][2]


BitMEX was founded in 2014 by Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed.[3] In 2018 Ben Delo was reported to be the United Kingdom's first billionaire who made their fortune from bitcoin and its youngest self-made billionaire.[4]


  1. ^ "Company Overview of HDR Global Trading Limited". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 Oct 2018.
  2. ^ "About BitMEX". BitMEX. Retrieved 16 Nov 2018.
  3. ^ Robinson, Edward; Vaghela, Viren (31 Jan 2018). "Bored With Banking, This Former Citi Trader Went Full Crypto". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 Oct 2018.
  4. ^ Urwin, Rosalind (1 Jul 2018). "Where's Wallet? Can you spot Ben Delo, the UK's first bitcoin billionaire?". The Times. Retrieved 17 Oct 2018.