BitMEX names ex Hong Kong regulator Angelina Kwan as chief operating officer

BitMEX names ex Hong Kong regulator Angelina Kwan as chief operating officer

Angelina Kwan

BitMEX, one of the biggest digital money exchanging stages, has named Angelina Kwan, in the past overseeing executive and head of administrative consistence for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), as its head working officer. Kwan, who joins the organization as it rides outstanding development, will work with controllers worldwide to create decides that will bolster cryptographic money’s proceeded with development.

Kwan, will’s identity situated in Hong Kong, said she trusts her experience working with controllers worldwide will help her in building up a “useful discourse” with controllers, she told the South China Morning Post.

China and South Korea a year ago restricted advanced coin deals while different markets, for example, Hong Kong have not completely directed cryptographic money. Norman Chan Tak-lam a month ago said digital currency exchanging conveys high hazard while the city’s speculation controller, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, has cautioned about extortion and control in the cryptographic money showcase.

“I believe Angelina’s decision to join us is a signal that the global markets are shifting focus to the rapidly-expanding domain of crypto-coins,” said Arthur Hayes, BitMEX CEO and co-founder. “Angelina’s vast experience in regulation, trading platforms, business development, restructuring, and investor and stakeholder relations will be pivotal as we continue the push towards mainstream cryptocurrency adoption and broaden our community.” Kwan brings vast experience in both regulation and traditional finance, Hayes added.

Kwan, who put in eight years at the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, brings over 24 years of involvement in positions of authority for monetary items in Asia and the United States. She has worked at worldwide budgetary administrations firms, covering retail securities exchanging and resource administration.

“My most memorable accomplishments — from successfully restructuring and relisting a bankrupt financial services company, spearheading the establishment of new operations or companies, to serving on a number of boards and committees — have been joining organizations that are at the cusp of making a major breakthrough, so it’s with a sense of great excitement that I take on the challenge of driving BitMEX to new market heights,” Kwan said. “In addition to being a true market leader among trading platforms, BitMEX shares my value of gender inclusion, particularly in STEM fields. Cryptocurrency markets present an exciting new opportunity for women to get involved in the intersection of finance and technology, two fields in which they are chronically under-represented.”

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