BitMEX Founder Arthur Hayes to Surrender to US Authorities in April


The founder of the BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, has reached an agreement with the investigation under which he will surrender to the US authorities in early April.

March 17, 2021 | AtoZ Markets The founder of the BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange, Arthur Hayes, will surrender to the US authorities on April 6, 2021. This was announced on his Twitter page by the head of the law firm Consensus Law Pavel Pogodin.

Arthur Hayes Voluntarily Surrenders on a proposed $10 million bail

According to the published decree, Arthur Hayes entered into a deal with the investigation under which he will surrender to the US authorities in Hawaii and will be released on bail of $10 million. Hayes’s mother will contribute $1 million in cash as security for the deal, according to the decree.

It is also reported that in case of a successful deal with the investigation, Hayes will be able to return to Singapore, where he now resides. At the first request of the court in New York, Hayes will have to return to the states.

Earlier, AtoZ Markets reported the surrender to US authorities co-founder BitMEX – Ben Delo. On Monday, March 15, a hearing was held on the case of violation of the Bank Secrecy and Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

He pleaded not guilt and declared his intention to defend himself in court. The court released him on bail in the amount of $20 million. The technical director of BitMEX, Samuel Reed, was released on bail of $5 million back in October 2020 .

The former BitMEX management is actively involved in litigation with the US authorities after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) accused BitMEX of conspiracy and violation of bank secrecy laws.

It is worth noting that for the first time BitMEX was publicly accused of market manipulation and operating without a license in the US back in the summer of 2020. Then the company Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement (regulated by Pogodin) went to court with a request to oblige BitMEX to save thousands of incriminating records on the Twilio email service.

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