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In episode 007 of the Global Crypto Podcast, co-Founder and CEO of BitMEX Arthur Hayes started as a trader in Hong Kong, and after seeing the revolutionary power of Bitcoin, saw a great opportunity for a derivative market. He approached his Oxford University friends Samuel Reed and Ben Delo, and together they founded BitMEX in 2014, which has grown to the largest crypto exchange in only 5 years based on trading volume. In this chat, Arthur reveals his bullish case for Bitcoin, and why we’re seeing so much unrest in the middle of this global Pandemic.

James Preston is the Executive Editor of Global Crypto. He is a writer and media commentator who has been reporting on how the Tech industry will make the world a better place for 14 years, with a large following on South African radio. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin, and began reporting on its revolutionary capabilities in late 2014. Philosophical by nature, he is intrigued by how the world works, and in turn, how it can be bettered. James believes wholeheartedly that the world can become as close to perfect as we humans can imagine, but it will take a lot of effort (and time) to get there. He believes his life purpose is to inspire people to believe this, and find their place in helping humanity achieve it. James regularly does talks on emerging technology and its impact on society at Universities, global conferences, and events. To invite him to speak at your event, or comment for your media outlet, email