Crypto derivatives giant and popular crypto exchange BitMEX now controls 0.15 percent of all the bitcoins in circulation according to the latest data reports that we have in our latest cryptocurrency news.
The charts from BitMEX’s insurance fund show that the company’s stocks have reached 31,300 BTC as of August 25. This number is the largest recorded for the insurance fund which BitMEX uses to reimburse winning traders on the behalf of those who do not have the funds to cover the losses. The fund has become extremely popular due to its rapid increase in size since 2018 and when compared to January 1 this year, its balance has increased by more than 50 percent. Twelve months ago, the Fund had about 10,000 BTC at the time valued at $77.5 million. As it was reported at that time in a blog post by the company itself, the Fund acts as a safeguard for users who haven’t guessed correctly the trajectory of the market and avoid accruing negative balances on their account. The Fund also had a positive balance since March in 2017 when a sudden market crash caused the US regulators to reject the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund and then the reserves also went up. Since then, the company has increased into one of the biggest and best in performance exchange platforms in the cryptocurrency world. As bitcoin increased as well in 2019, so did the crypto derivatives giant-Bitmex.
As noted in the other altcoin news, the success of the company has attracted many US regulators who revealed back in July that they were investigating reports of US traders that circumvent the security protocols to trade on the platform secretly. The impact became much more obvious for BitMEX which registered huge capital outflows after the news reached the surface. Arthur Hayes who is the vocal CEO of the company announced that he was retiring until September and chose to live in the wilderness far away from media appearances. This week, however, a fresh new theory came up supporting the idea that the margin trading offered by BitMEX has directly induced the volatility on the Bitcoin markets so now we are yet to see how the company performs in the next quarter of the year.
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