Dubai-based crypto derivatives exchange Bybit is looking to cut up to 30% of its staff to reduce costs, journalist Colin Wu reported on Twitter, citing anonymous sources. 

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Fast facts

  • “This was not an easy decision to make,” a Bybit spokesperson told Forkast in an email response. “We are exploring a way to remove overlapping functions and build smaller but more agile teams to improve our efficiency.” 
  • The spokesperson added that affected employees will be offered a severance package and access to Bybit’s employee career support in their job transitions. 
  • Bybit’s job cuts add to a growing list of crypto firms, including Coinbase, Gemini and, that are scaling down staff during turbulent economic conditions and free-falling cryptocurrency prices. 

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