Stock exchange chief Alexander Höptner becomes CEO of Bitmex-Holding

Alexander Höptner, CEO of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange since 2018, will be the new head of 100x, the holding company behind the Bitcoin derivatives exchange Bitmex.

December begins with a bang: with Alexander Höptner, the head of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange is switching to the crypto industry

In January 2021, Höptner will take up his new position as CEO of the 100x Group. It is the holding company of the Bitcoin derivatives platform Bitmex .

The BitMEX platform forever changed the way we trade cryptocurrencies, and 100x Group will forever change the way we use modern financial services. […] I will ensure that the 100x Group and the BitMEX platform continue to play a leading, constructive role in the global development of the digital asset markets.

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Höptner can be quoted in a press release on December 1st .

Alex comes to us at a time when the company is on the path of transformation into our next phase of growth and development and I am confident that he will make an important contribution with his experience.

David Wong, Chairman of the 100x Group, is certain

Höptner gained the experience to which Wong alludes both on the traditional trading floor and in the crypto space. He held various management positions at Deutsche Börse AG for 15 years before becoming CEO at Boerse Stuttgart in 2018. There, Germany’s first regulated trading platform for digital assets was created under his leadership with the Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX) .

In Stuttgart, however, Höptner’s departure is grudgingly accepted:

We very much regret Mr. Höptner’s departure and would like to thank him for his excellent work in recent years. We wish Mr. Höptner all the best for the future,

commentedMichael Völter from the Vereinigung Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse eV, the parent company of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, made the move from Alexander Höptner to Bitmex Holding. One can assume that this at 100x will also contribute to blurring the boundaries between crypto and traditional financial markets.