Arthur Hayes, one of the original founders of the Bitmex exchange, has stated that he is prepared to “be more public” regarding his family office, which is known as Maelstrom.
In a post on LinkedIn, Hayes stated, “You will see our head of investments, Akshat Vaidya at conferences globe,” adding, “let’s screw some shit up!”
According to the website of the family office, Maelstrom invests “in amazing things” with a primary concentration on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The phrase “we are entropy” may be found emblazoned over the homepage of the workplace. A request for a remark from the office was not immediately met with a response.
According to his LinkedIn page, Vaidya worked at BitMEX for slightly over three years before to joining Maelstrom, first as an investment associate, then as a manager, and finally as the vice president of corporate development and strategic finance. This was before he joined Maelstrom.
Hayes, along with investors FalconX, Commonwealth, OP Crypto, and ChapterOne, took part in a seed round for Elixir, a decentralized financial system and market maker, that raised $2.1 million earlier this year. The results of the round were disclosed in January of this year.
Hayes received a term of six months of home detention for his part at BitMEX, which was handed down to him in May of last year. In court, he stated that he was “ready to turn the page” on the past.