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BitMEX Co-Founder Is Now Known as Self Made Youngest Bitcoin Billionaire

The Hong Kong based crypto exchange; BitMEX was founded in 2014 by Ben Delo, who is now known as Britain’s youngest self made billionaire. He is one of first Briton to become a bitcoin billionaire in dollars.

Britain’s First Youngest Bitcoin billionaire

Ben Delo, aged 34 from Sheffield, England, who is the founder of BitMEX, told he had spent 18 hours a day to build such trading platform. Obviously!!! it seems now his work has been paid off, at present BitMEX is one of the largest crypto exchanges with a daily trade volume of $2 billion.

He said,

“I have had my nose down in a start-up for the past four years. I was doing 18-hour days at one point”.

In 2015, Ben Delo graduated Worcester College, Oxford with first class degree streaming in computer science and mathematics. Ben also worked as a Software Engineer at IBM, he moved to Hong Kong to work for JP Morgan. Therefore, Hong Kong is the place where Ben met his BitMEX co-founders, Samuel Reed and Arthur Hayes.

Delo said that he is used to follow the modest lifestyles of billionaires of Warren buffet and Bill Gates. He believes he prefers to give out his wealth to charities unlike many crypto millionaires. He always looked forward with ambition to become an internet entrepreneur, millionaire and computer programmer.

The previous year bitcoin price reached an extraordinary heights and the process made many millionaires. In month of December, 2017 Winklevoss twins become the first official bitcoin billionaires holding worth of $1.063 billion bitcoins at that time.

Talking about 2018, Bitcoin prices were holding down by 12 percent after Coinrail Crypto exchange suffered a hack. But currently a scenario shows that bitcoin is making a comeback; or just may be a slight high or low.

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