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BitMEX is a bitcoin mercantile exchange-based cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that allows investors to access global financial markets. The platform offers a comprehensive API and supporting tools. The company also offers a sandbox testing exchange for new users to practice placing, executing, and canceling orders of various order types and sizes. It is operated by HDR Global Trading.

HQHong Kong, HK

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)229(+11%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

BitMEX Office Locations

BitMEX has offices in Hong Kong, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York and in 1 other location
Chicago, IL, US
Chicago, IL, USA
Milwaukee, WI, US
Milwaukee, WI, USA
New York, NY, US
New York, NY, USA
San Francisco, CA, US
San Francisco
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BitMEX Financials and Metrics

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BitMEX total Funding

$25 k

BitMEX latest funding size

$25 k

Time since last funding

6 years ago

BitMEX investors

BitMEX's latest funding round in July 2015 was reported to be $25 k. In total, BitMEX has raised $25 k
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BitMEX Cybersecurity Score

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BitMEX Online and Social Media Presence

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BitMEX News and Updates

BitMEX Introduces Data Storage Framework for FATF’s Travel Rule

Compliance chief Malcolm Wright led the development of BitMEX’s data storage principles for crypto exchanges.

Seychelles, Longtime Home of BitMEX, Is Bending to US Pressure on KYC

When it comes to island-hopping crypto exchanges with relaxed know-your-customer rules, BitMEX could be just the tip of the iceberg.

Parent of Troubled BitMEX Names a Former Stock Exchange Chief Its New CEO

Hoptner comes from Borse Stuttgart GmbH and Euwax AG, where he has been CEO since 2018.

BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

The case against BitMEX, an offshore crypto trading platform, has regulatory implications for the burgeoning DeFi market.

BitMEX Delves Deeper Into DeFi With New Futures Listings

BitMEX is soon to offer futures contracts for DeFi project (YFI), Polkadot (DOT) and Binance coin (BNB).

BitMEX Exchange Hires Compliance Chief After US Charges

BitMEX, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange recently charged by U.S. authorities for offering illegal trading services, has hired a compliance veteran.
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BitMEX Blogs

Updates to BitMEX Indices and Quarterly Future Listings Q2 2021

On 12 March 2021 at 08:00 UTC BitMEX will list new quarterly futures. Please see our blog  for listings and settlements for current and upcoming futures contracts for Q2 2021 (available in Testnet now). On 26 March 2021 at 12:00:05 UTC BitMEX will update its indices across all products. The affected…

Q2 2021 Quarterly Futures Listings

On 12 March 2021 at 08:00 UTC, we  will list new quarterly futures on the BitMEX platform. The new contracts will be visible on the platform from 11 March at 08:00 UTC as Unlisted, 24 hours before the start of trading. As previously announced, we will not be listing new ADAUSDT, BNBUSDT, DOTUSDT, EO…

100x Group Appoints Stephan Lutz as Chief Financial Officer

It’s our pleasure to announce the appointment of Stephan Lutz as Chief Financial Officer of 100x Group, the holding structure for the BitMEX platform. Stephan, who will take up his role in May 2021, will direct our financial growth, expansion, and profitability, reporting to 100x Group CEO Alex Höpt…

New ADAUSDT and XLMUSDT Quanto Perpetual Swaps Coming Next Week

On 10 March at 04:00 UTC, we will list both ADAUSDT and XLMUSDT perpetual swap contracts. The contracts will be visible on the platform from 9 March 2021 at 04:00 UTC as Unlisted, 24 hours before start of trading.  Please see our blog for more information.

New DOTUSDT and UNIUSDT Quanto Perpetual Swaps Now Live

Today at 04:00 UTC, our latest products – DOTUSDT and UNIUSDT Quanto Perpetual contracts – went live. Trading started here. Full specs are available here: UNIUSDT, DOTUSDT

[Testnet] Delisted – XBTJPY and XBTKRW Futures Contracts

Today, 26 February 2021, the XBTJPY and XBTKRW contracts on Testnet were delisted at 12:00 UTC, as part of regular housekeeping. Please see our blog for more information.
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BitMEX Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BitMEX founded?

    BitMEX was founded in 2014.

  • How many employees does BitMEX have?

    BitMEX has 229 employees.

  • Who are BitMEX competitors?

    Competitors of BitMEX include CoinFLEX, Binance and Stratis Group.

  • Where are BitMEX offices?

    BitMEX has offices in Hong Kong, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does BitMEX have?

    BitMEX has 5 offices.