Our Story

Phemex's founders felt that something was missing in the cryptocurrency industry. As both traders and professional investors, they realized that crypto companies lacked in professionalism, trust, and customer support. This is why Phemex was created with the goal of becoming a dependable company that constantly gives back to its users and its community. We work together every day to create a platform that allows people to make transactions with efficiency, simplicity, and more importantly, trust.

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PHEMEX

Pheme (Fama) is the personification of fame and of the public's voice in Greek mythology. While MEX stands for mercantile exchange. This name was chosen to highlight our vision and our dedication to stand as the most trustworthy trading platform.

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Our Mission

To Empower everyone to manage risk efficiently and trade simply

From day one, our mission was and will always continue to be the empowerment of individuals. We want everyone in this world to have access to the right set of tools that will allow them to manage risk efficiently and trade simply. We sincerely believe this to be a fundamental right that all traders should enjoy.

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Our Vision

Become the most trustworthy cryptocurrency and derivatives trading platform

We see ourselves becoming a leading financial services provider in this industry, one that is unrivaled in trustworthiness, honesty, and integrity. Above all else, we wish to stand out for how we treat our customers. However, we will never compromise or abandon our firm commitment to deliver the highest level of quality products and services as we continue to grow with our community.

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Our Values

Led by 8 former Morgan Stanley Executives, Phemex's goal is to build the worlds most trustworthy cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. We leverage a “User-Oriented” approach to develop far more powerful features than any existing exchange.

Above all, we place customers first. All of our features and tools are designed with this philosophy in mind. This is why our development team is directly available and constantly gathering feedback, comments, and requests from our community on social media.

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Core Member introduction

Our leadership consists of several executives from Morgan Stanley BXS and EAI teams with over 40+ years of combined experience in delivering HFT (high-frequency technology) with great stability.

Jack Tao

Jack, our CEO, is an 11-year veteran executive from Morgan Stanley, where he worked as the MSET BXS global development leader before departing to co-found Phemex. Jack's primary area of expertise is in building high throughput, low latency, large scale algorithm trading platforms both in C++ and Java. He is also an expert on q/KDB+. Jack has been enthusiastic about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies since 2016. He is both devoted and determined to create a revolutionary cryptocurrency trading platform with the eventual goal of developing a new economy for global users.

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Yang Du

Yang has been working in the financial industry for 12 years. He has worked as the leading system architect for HKEX, and as a core developer for Morgan Stanley and Ericsson. His areas of expertise include research & design of algorithmic and strategic trading systems, ultra-low latency matching engines, and market data systems. Yang strongly believes that technology is meant to improve and simplify our lives. This is why he is motivated to make Phemex as accessible and intuitive as possible.

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Cecilia Wang

Cecilia joined Phemex in 2019 as its Head of Marketing. Prior to this, she served as the CEO of J.C.Moritz for 7 years. This marketing research firm is well-established in the areas of Private Equity and Venture Capital. In addition, it has also served other top global management consulting firms and Fortune 500 clients. Cecilia is a proven professional with 10 years of executive experience in creating, developing, and managing both businesses and teams while aggressively generating growth.

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Federico Variola

Federico Variola

Federico is a Ph.D. candidate at Fudan University. His research specializes in cyber warfare and the intersection between conventional concepts of national security and new technologies. Federico first encountered Phemex while researching the prospective role of cryptocurrencies in the international community. Soon after, he joined the team as a consultant. Federico possesses working and academic experience in Europe, Russia, and China. He is eager and excited to be a part of what he believes will be a fundamental shift in transnational relations and the global economy.

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