Offshore Cryptocurrency Exchanges

OKEx #

TypePrivately held company
Founded2017
HeadquartersSeychelles
Area servedWorldwide
IndustryCryptocurrency
Current statusActive
  • OKEx is owned by Ok Group which also owns crypto exchange Okcoin.
  • 2018 On November 25, 2019, the company announced four major partners for its global utility token “OKB”.

Huobi #

Native name火币
TypePublic
IndustryCryptocurrency exchange
Founded2013
FounderLeon Li
HeadquartersSeychelles
  • Key people: Leon Li (Chairman, Founder) Jiawei Zhu (COO) Xianfeng Cheng (CTO) Charlie Tsai (CSO) Xiaofeng Chen (Vice President) Peng Hu (Vice President)

  • Founded in China, the company now has offices in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and the United States.

  • In August 2018 it became a publicly listed Hong Kong company.

  • Following a 2017 ban on Bitcoin exchanges by the Chinese government, Huobi stopped Bitcoin withdrawals.

  • In September 2021, Huobi announced that it would stop serving customers in mainland China due to new regulations.

Bitfinex #

TypePrivate
Founded2012
Area served52 countries
Fiat CurrenciesUSD, EUR, JPY, GBP
USD, EUR, JPY, GBP
  • Services: Cryptocurrency exchange, P2P Margin trading, P2P Margin lending, OTC
  • Bitfinex is a cryptocurrency exchange owned and operated by iFinex Inc registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Binance #

Founded2017
FoundersChangpeng Zhao (“CZ”), Yi He
HeadquartersCayman Islands; Mahé, Seychelles
Area servedGlobal
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrencies

KuCoin #

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gate.io #

Founded2013
FoundersLin Han
Area servedGlobal
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrencies
  • Bter.com was founded in 2013 by Lin Han, and was rebranded as gate.io in 2017.
  • gate.io was initially based in China, but moved to the Cayman Islands due to China’s increasing regulation of cryptocurrency.
  • In 2019, gate.io raised $64 million by selling it’s native GateChain Token.
  • The company also has a startup incubator through it’s Gate.io Labs platform.

FTX Exchange #

FoundedMay 2019;
FoundersSam Bankman-Fried, Gary Wang
HeadquartersNassau, New Providence, Bahamas
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrencies

FTX is a Bahamian-based cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows users to trade cryptocurrencies.

  • FTX is incorporated in Antigua and Barbuda and headquartered in The Bahamas.
  • FTX operates FTX. US, a separate exchange available to US residents.

BitMEX #

Founded2014
FoundersArthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed
HeadquartersSeychelles
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange
  • BitMEX is a cryptocurrency derivative trading platform.