Malcom Wright new COO at BitMEX

BitMEX has a new Chief Compliance Officer. Ex Revolut CCO Malcom Wright was brought into the company during an ongoing legal battle.

100x Group, the operator of the blockchain company BitMEX, has hired a new Chief Compliance Officer

With Malcolm Wright, the company now has a man with more than 30 years of experience in this field. At 100x Group, the former CCO of Revolut will now lead global compliance efforts and assist Vivien Khoo, interim CEO and COO of the group. According to LinkedIn , Wright is said to have been employed at Revolut for five months. 100x Group had been looking for a new Chief Compliance Officer for a long time.

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BitMEX is currently working on a four-stage program that works similar to an ID check. This is to create a more trustworthy and safer trading environment for all BitMEX users. Wright will also be responsible for this in the future. From 2018-2020 he worked as Chief Compliance Officer at the blockchain company Diginiex. Just recently , Diginex became the first Bitcoin exchange operator to be listed on the Nasdaq. Wright worked for Thomson Reuters in London from 2013-2017.

For me, compliance is non-negotiable. Compliance is a prerequisite for the exchange of information between supervisory authorities and institutional investors being equally accepted.

Wright clarified. Furthermore, it is his vision that the 100x Group will play a leading role in shaping the cooperation between this industry and the regulatory authorities via the BitMEX platform. He wants to ensure that everyone can safely use the digital markets.

BitMEX co-founder jailed – owner free again

Former COO Angelina Kwan left BitMEX last year after the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) investigated whether the exchange allowed US traders on its platform and thus violated the rules. The CFTC and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have jointly brought charges against BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes. BitMEX has been in a legal battle since the beginning of the month.

Hayes and BitMEX co-founders Ben Delo and Samuel Reed, would have violated the rules of the CFTC. They operated an unregistered trading platform and disregarded the anti-money laundering and know-your-customer regulations. Meanwhile, the DOJ (US Department of Justice) filed a criminal complaint against Hayes, Delo and Reed. Business Development Director Greg Dwyer was also reported for breach of banking secrecy.

On October 1, Reed was arrested in Massachusetts. The other three defendants are outside the United States and remain at large. Reed was released on a $ five million bond. None of the four defendants are still active at BitMEX.