Fidelity is expanding its digital assets business into Europe. Former Barclays exec Chris Tyrer will head up Fidelity Digital Assets in the U.K. and EU.
LedgerX founders Paul and Juthica Chou ousted after futures debacle
Badly embarrassed by a bungled futures launch, the derivatives exchange removed its CEO and COO the same day rival Bakkt expanded its offerings
On Dec. 9, LedgerX derivatives exchange CEO Paul Chou and his wife Juthica, the COO, were unceremoniously removed by the board of the company they founded. While no explanation was given, the company suffered a huge and embarrassing setback over the summer.
LedgerX accused ex-CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo of vendetta
An unflattering blog post by LedgerX CEO Paul Chou led to a campaign of delays to the exchange’s license to offer physically settled Bitcoin futures, the firm alleged
Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange LedgerX has accused former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo of carrying out a revenge campaign. LedgerX wrote two letters of complaining about Giancarlo to the CFTC in July, Coindesk reported September 28. Giancarlo is known as “Crypto-Dad” because of his favorable view of the cryptocurrency industry. Coindesk obtained the letters, written on July 3 and July 11 from the CFTC via a Freedom of Information Act request. In them, LedgerX CEO Paul Chou claimed Giancarlo deliberately sabotaged and delayed its vital derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license application. “In January, the Chairman called one of our board members and told him that he was going…
LedgerX spokesperson quits after CEO’s profanity-laced tirade against federal regulators
RGPR’s Ryan Gormley dropped LedgerX after Paul Chou lashed out at the CFTC on Twitter
An hour after Chou accused the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulator of acting in bad faith and being in the pocket of one of the largest companies it oversees, RGPR agency founder Ryan Gormley took to twitter with a message of his own.