Published November 29, 20232 min read

Coinmooner: Former BitMEX CEO's Perspective on Regulation and Financial Revolution

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In a recent blog post, former CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, delves into the remarkable journey of Changpeng Zhao, the former leader of Binance, who has experienced unexpected highs and lows. Hayes focuses on the contentious $4.3 billion fine imposed on the largest cryptocurrency exchange, expressing a strong opinion about the harsh measures taken by U.S. authorities against Binance and its founder.

Arthur Hayes also addresses a topic that is highly relevant to many regulators. He draws parallels between the consequences and punishments faced by Changpeng Zhao and Binance and major traditional financial institutions that have been involved in significant scandals, receiving comparatively lenient penalties. According to Hayes, such comparisons underscore the arbitrariness and looseness of regulatory decisions, casting doubt on the fairness and consistency of their impact on various entities.

That seems a bit strange. Bad Gurl US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen got up to the podium and excoriated CZ and Binance for all their crimes. Did Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein get the same treatment as GS under his reign helped Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and financier Jho Loh steal more than $10 billion and saddle a developing country with more expensive international debt? No, Llyod got to retire with his stock options intact, and GS was not deemed criminally responsible. Did any Too Big to Fail bank CEOs get criminally prosecuted for precipitating the worst global financial crisis since the 1930s Great Depression? Nope, they got a free pass because to prosecute them would threaten the banking system. Did HSBC’s CEO spend time in the clinker for his employees physically altering cash deposit points so that Mexican Cartels could launder more money efficiently? Money that they earned selling poison to the American public? Nope, Nope, Nope.

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Furthermore, Hayes emphasizes the importance of true cryptocurrency principles and strongly encourages people to maintain control over their digital assets through the use of decentralized structures. He highlights the need to secure private keys, emphasizing that the essence lies in empowering individuals rather than relying on centralized structures. According to Hayes, such an approach can provide a more reliable and stable foundation for the future development of digital financial systems.

In his blog, he asserts that centralization is literally evil, describing it as the "tool of the devil." In his view, in the eyes of Satoshi Nakamoto, we are essentially sinners because we benefit from centralization. Hayes believes that people and perhaps even artificial intelligence will use decentralized structures to collaborate willingly in order to achieve common goals. He underscores that governmental authorities support centralization, achieving collaboration through threats of violence.

The Coinmooner team will continue to delight users with news articles about current and exciting events in the world of cryptocurrencies. We are confident that upcoming events will bring even more fascinating facts and opinions, especially regarding a key moment in the Web3 industry in 2023 - the legal issues of Changpeng Zhao, the former leader of Binance. We also urge users to be vigilant and prioritize their safety in the crypto sphere! Always conduct personal analysis and gather information only from reliable sources!

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