Arthur Hayes Says 24/7 Trading Of All Types of Assets Is The Future
The CEO and co-founder of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, spoke on the most recent episode of Laura Shin’s Unchained podcast from the CME Global Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida. Shin asked her guests what they thought the future of blockchain technology would look like.
Arthur Hayes started by telling the story of how he had gotten involved in crypto trading. Hayes worked at Citi Bank until May, 2013. He said when he lost the job, he got into trading Bitcoin for a living. During that time, he got into derivatives trading. About 8 months after losing his job is when he co-founded BitMEX, in January of 2014.
Then he said that he believes in the future, 24/7 trading, as we have in crypto markets unlike most stock markets, will become the norm.
He said: “What really struck me about Bitcoin and the world of crypto assets was that for the first time, you basically have access for people who otherwise wouldn’t interact with financial markets. I think 24/7 trading of all different types of assets is something that’s going to be the future, and that will bleed into other markets we’re all familiar with, you know, FX, fixed income, and equities.”