LedgerX CEO writes expletive-laced blog post on diversity

Paul Chou, CEO of bitcoin derivatives exchange and clearinghouse LedgerX, penned an expletive-clad blog post to address sensitive issues relating to women in the workplace.

In the post, Chou, who isn't known for having a fiery personality, wrote "lots of fucking people talk about equality and diversity but that is much easier to do than to practice it. Well, I do and I will talk about it."


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Chou goes on to tell a story about a senior executive who is about to go on maternity leave, being approached a "stupid asshole" who "had the nerve to ask exactly what date she would be having her upcoming baby."

In the note, which was released the day before International Women's Day, Chou writes "I’m sick of people treating the women of LedgerX the way they do and I will make sure it never happens again," and that "there are so many wrong things in DC and I intend to fix it one way or another," adding "for those who ever upset the women at LedgerX with their nonsense, I will go after them and make their lives miserable. Mark my words." When referencing Washington D.C., Chou explicitly calls out a "Mike Gill." Notably, CFTC's Chairman Christopher Giancarlo's Chief of Staff is named Mike Gill.

LedgerX recently released the LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX) which provides a gauge for investors in the spine-tingling bitcoin markets to inform their trading decisions. The index will draw its data from LedgerX's option marketplace.

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