Notice of Covered Action
May 12, 2022
Amended* Notice of Covered Action No. 2021-012 – HDR Global Trading Limited, 100x Holdings Limited, ABS Global Trading Limited, Shine Effort Inc Limited, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, all d/b/a BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, Benjamin Delo, and Samuel Reed
Award Claims Due No Later than August 10, 2022
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission hereby gives notice that individuals may submit whistleblower award claims within 90 days from today’s date for the following matter:
Press Release: PR8412-21 - Federal Court Orders BitMEX to Pay $100 Million for Illegally Operating a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Anti-Money Laundering Violations
Order: HDR Global Trading Limited, 100x Holdings Limited, ABS Global Trading Limited, Shine Effort Inc Limited, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited (Case No. 1:20-cv-08132-MKV, S.D.N.Y., Aug. 10, 2021)
Press Release: PR8522-22 - Federal Court Orders BitMEX’s Three Co-Founders to Pay a Total of $30 Million for Illegally Operating a Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform and Anti-Money Laundering Violations
Order: Arthur Hayes (Case No. 1:20-cv-08132-MKV, S.D.N.Y., May 5, 2022)
Order: Benjamin Delo (Case No. 1:20-cv-08132-MKV, S.D.N.Y., May 5, 2022)
Order: Samuel Reed (Case No. 1:20-cv-08132-MKV, S.D.N.Y., May 5, 2022)
The Commission posts Notices of Covered Actions for each Commission enforcement action where a final judgment or order – by itself or together with prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010 – results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million.
Individuals who voluntarily provided the Commission with original information after July 21, 2010 that led to the successful enforcement of a Covered Action are eligible to claim a whistleblower award.
To make an award claim, you must submit a Form WB-APP by mail or facsimile to the following address:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581
Fax: (202) 418-5975
All award claims for this Notice must be received no later than August 10, 2022.
Please note that by posting a Notice of Covered Action, the Commission has not made any determination that a whistleblower tip, complaint or referral led the Commission to open an investigation or file an enforcement action, or that an award to a whistleblower will be paid in connection with the action.
Please email any questions about this Notice to the Whistleblower Office at [email protected].
Notice No. 2021-012