XBTO Group

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XBTO Group
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Founded 2015
Headquarters New York, NY (Headquarters)
Key People Philippe Bekhazi, Co-Founder and CEO; Walton Comer, CIO and Co-Founder; and Richad Idris, CTO and Co-Founder
Products OTC trading, asset management, derivatives, analytics
Twitter @xbtogroup
LinkedIn Profile
Website XBTO Homepage
Releases Company News

XBTO is a cryptocurrency finance firm offering OTC trading, asset management, derivatives, venture capital, cryptocurrency mining, research, analytics and consulting in the U.S. and globally. The company was founded in 2015 by Philippe Bekhazi, Walton Comer, and Richad Idris.


The company's team of financial professionals and software programmers come from such well-known firms as SAC Capital, J.P.Morgan, UBS, Tudor Investment, Magnitude Capital, Deloitte, and Société Générale.

XBTO Group is one of the most active cryptocurrency investors globally and was the first large-scale liquidity provider to exchanges. The firm also makes venture capital investments in blockchain and AI technologies. Some venture capital investments include Lukka and Paradigm.

On October 4, 2019 Intercontinental Exchange, a CFTC-designated contract market {futures exchange) announced that XBTO had participated in the first block trade in its bitcoin futures contract which took place on October 1. The counterparty was Galaxy Digital and the clearing member carrying the trade was ED&F Man. A block trade is a privately negotiated transaction on a futures exchange.[1]

The firm is a founding member of Stablehouse, a Bermuda-based centralized global clearinghouse for stablecoins.

XBTO is headquartered in New York with an office in Paris.

The firm is a founding member of the Association for Digital Asset Markets (“ADAM”), which was formed to create a comprehensive code of conduct for the crypto markets. It is also a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).[2]

Key People

  • Philippe Bekhazi, Chief Executive Officer
  • Walton Comer, Chief Investment Officer
  • Richad Idris, Chief Technology Officer
  • Group Robert LaSalle, Head of Finance
  • Greg Carson, Head of Corporate Development & Venture Capital
  • Brice Wilson, Global Head of Asset Management
  • Paul Eisma, Head of Trading, XBTO Trading, LLC
  • Julien Auchecorne, Chief Operating Officer, XBTO International, Ltd.
  • Nicolas Genechesi, Chief Executive Officer, XBTO International, Ltd.