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BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes Proposes Surrender to U.S. Authorities

  • The former CEO discussed surrendering April 6 in Hawaii
  • Federal authorties claim he violated anti-money laundering law
Arthur Hayes.

Arthur Hayes.

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Arthur Hayes, the former chief executive of crypto exchange BitMEX who is wanted by the U.S. government, proposed to surrender to authorities in Hawaii on April 6, according to a court filing.

Hayes is currently in Singapore, but has discussed surrendering in Hawaii and appearing remotely in a New York court, said Jessica Greenwood, assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan, according to a transcript of a Feb. 9 hearing. She said arrangements are under discussion that would allow Hayes to live abroad and to travel to the U.S. for court appearances. If there’s a trial, Hayes would come to New York, Greenwood said.