Nov. 15, 2022 — Leading global cryptocurrency exchange Bitget announces that it will increase its Protection Fund to $300 million in order to provide better protection and further assurance to crypto users. This is part of Bitget’s major efforts in building the trust of the crypto market after FTX’s collapse, leaving users with massive losses. The initiatives come along with a $5-million Builders’ Fund to support FTX users, coupled with a plan to share Merkle Tree proof of reserves, which is under preparation and will be released in 30 days.
Bitget’s Protection Fund was launched in July this year with the objective of safeguarding users’ crypto assets. It was set up with a fund worth $200 million, consisting of 6,000 Bitcoin (BTC) and 80 million Tether (USDT). The fund is completely self-funded, allowing more flexibility and discretion to efficiently cover users’ assets without external bureaucracy or policy changes.
The increased $300-million Protection Fund will be made up of popular cryptocurrencies of high liquidity, such as BTC, USDT and USD Coin (USDC). The exchange has pledged to secure the fund’s value for the next three years with no withdrawal. If the fund’s value drops as BTC’s price declines, Bitget will continue to cover the position to ensure that the balance is not less than $300 million at any given time. To ensure transparency, all the information about the fund is open to the public, and users can view the wallet addresses here.
Gracy Chen, managing director of Bitget, said:
“Expansion for Bitget Protection Fund is another move by Bitget to help enhance trust and confidence in the crypto space as a whole. Working as an emergency reserve and with additional capital, the fund would be able to offer top-notch safety and protection for users, especially in extreme and unpredictable situations in the crypto space. We believe that risk management policies such as protection funds would become the norm for prominent and reliable exchanges.”
Gracy Chen added:
“Bitget strives to work on quality efforts to ensure that the platform is safe and stable with adequate protection for our users. We will continue to focus on initiatives in building a trustworthy and transparent crypto ecosystem for all.”
Bitget, established in 2018, is a top five leading cryptocurrency exchange in the world, with innovative products and social trading services as its key features, currently serving over 8 million users in more than 100 countries around the world.
The exchange is committed to providing one-stop and secure trading solutions to users and aims to increase crypto adoption by collaborations with creditable partners, including Argentine legendary footballer Lionel Messi, Italian leading football team Juventus, PGL Major’s official esports crypto partner, and the leading esports organization Team Spirit.
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