Abstract：Ben Zhou, the CEO and co-founder of Bybit, announced the decision to conduct a mass layoff on December 4, 2022. This is the second time this year that this famous crypto exchange has announced massive layoffs.
Bybit is crypto exchange rooted in Dubai. It was established in 2018 and achieve a significant success in the spot market. Bybit has professionals from investment banks, technology groups, and the forex industry. The co-founder and CEO of Bybit, Ben Zhou, previously worked in XM, the reputable global forex and CFDs broker. Bybit now has more than 1.7 million registered clients across the world, and its business covers many regions including North America, Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia. In addition, its derivatives trading volume is among the highest in the world.
On December 4, 2022, the CEO & co-founder of Bybit unexpectedly announced that the company decided to lay off a number of employees due to the crypto winter on Twitter.
Before this, in the early period of this year, Bybit had already launched a massive layoff in July. The layoffs were attributed to inflation, a market that has been declining, and Bybit being forced to cut costs.
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Bybit is expected to cut 30 percent of its workforce. According to Ben Zhou, the top priority is to ensure that business is not affected and that clients' money is safe. Besides, the N+3 compensation scheme will be implemented uniformly for the employees who are laid off.
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