Samuel Reed

BitMEX agrees to pay $100M to settle US regulatory action

Companies in Bermuda, Hong Kong, the Seychelles, and USA have agreed to pay $100 million to settle a complaint by the CFTC alleging they operated an unregistered cryptocurrency trading platform known as BitMEX.

Domagoj Zdilar v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Domagoj Zdilar, described as "a citizen of the European Union" v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as being domiciled in the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being domiciled in California, and Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States who has resided in Hong Kong and Buffalo, New York, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Jerome Wilson-Chalkley v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrency in Jerome Wilson-Chalkley, of London, England v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "cryptocurrency/derivatives exchange"; ABS Global Trading Limited, of San Francisco, California, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

CFTC sues operators of BitMEX crypto derivatives platform

The CFTC has sued eight companies and individuals in or from Bermuda, Hong Kong, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and the United States, alleging they operated a cryptocurrency derivatives platform without being registered.

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint for alleged unregistered activity by a self-described "world's largest cryptocurrency derivatives platform in the world with billions of dollars' worth of trading each day" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Arthur Hayes et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an "online trading platform" known as BitMEX or the "Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange" in USA v. Arthur Hayes, described by the U.S. Department of Justice in a news release announcing the indictment as being "of Buffalo, New York, and Hong Kong"; Benjamin Delo, described as being "of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong"; Samuel Reed, described as being "of Massachusetts", and Gregory Dwyer, described as being "of Australia and Bermuda", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Application for Third Party Evidence

Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for Third Party Evidence Preservation Order on Twilio Inc., its subsidiary SendGrid Inc., and Intercom Inc. regarding a complaint alleging fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment involving "one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "holding company" with "more than a dozen affiliates around the world, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, and the United States"; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Aleksandr Kanyshev et al v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving a "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform" in Aleksandr Kanyshev, Nikita Luzhbin, and Miguel Villagra, all of Russia v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Brett Messieh et al v. BitMEX et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud involving "one of the largest crypto-asset exchanges in the world, with a daily trading volume that regularly surpassed $3 billion in January 2020" in Brett Messieh, of Florida, and Drew Lee, of New York v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as a Delaware corporation based in Hong Kong; Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chase Williams et al v. HDR Global Trading Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging market manipulation and the sale of unregistered securities involving BitMEX, described as "one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world" that "acts like a casino with loaded dice", in Chase Williams and William Zhang v. HDR Global Trading Limited, described as "the owner of the trading platform called BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as a Delaware company based in Hong Kong; Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed, all described as residents of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.