BitMEX CEO Alexander Hoeptner Departs From the Crypto Futures Exchange

CFO Stephan Lutz will take over in the interim.

AccessTimeIconOct 25, 2022 at 11:33 a.m. UTC
Updated Nov 2, 2022 at 8:09 a.m. UTC

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Alexander Hoeptner, CEO of crypto futures exchange BitMEX, has left the firm.

Chief Financial Officer Stephan Lutz was appointed as interim CEO, according to a company spokesperson, and will continue to serve as CFO.

Hoeptner joined BitMEX in late 2020, and before that, he was CEO of German stock exchange Borse Stuttgart GmbH and liquidity provider Euwax AG.

Earlier this month, Hoeptner told CoinDesk that BitMEX was planning to launch its native token, BMEX, by the end of the year.

Hoeptner's departure was reported earlier by the Block.

Lutz is a former partner at auditing and consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined BitMEX in March 2021.

UPDATE (Oct. 25, 11:40 UTC): Updates headline and story with confirmation.


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