Founded in 2014, by three cybersecurity engineers, Bittrex is a US-based blockchain trading platform boasting lightning-fast trade executions, dependable digital wallets, and industry-leading security practices. Its mission is to help advance the blockchain industry by fostering innovation, incubating new and emerging technology, and driving transformative change.
Set-up in Seattle, Washington, it is renowned for its vast number of listed cryptocurrencies and for employing the most reliable, effective security technologies available. It was co-founded by Bill Shihara, Richie Lai, and Rami Kawach who all have extensive backgrounds in security with leading global tech companies.
Bill was previously a Security Engineering Manager at Amazon, a Manager of Security Threat Analysis and Security Engineering at BlackBerry, and also spent 11 years at Microsoft working on the Windows Operating System and with the Trustworthy Security team. Richie previously served as a leader in the Amazon Information Security Team and spent 12 years at Microsoft building up their security engineering and internet crimes division. Rami was Principal Security Engineer at Amazon, Director of Engineering at Qualys, where he built a next-generation vulnerability management solution and malware detection system. He also spent 10 years at Microsoft where he led multiple projects.
In 2018 Bittrex established Bittrex International Inc., an affiliate company, to operate its blockchain technology-focused businesses outside of the United States. Its advanced digital asset trading platform was developed specifically for international customers and built on Bittrex's existing cutting-edge technology. The trading platform provides innovative tokens which claim a more streamlined approach for being listed.
At around the same time, the company established Bittrex Malta Ltd. The location means the European platform will be able to list coins more quickly while operating within the regulatory framework established by the European Union and the Maltese government.Read More