Seth Melamed
Liquid Japan Exchange & FTX Japan
Seth brings over 11 years of expertise in Foreign Exchange, Treasury, and Equity Derivatives operations, which he acquired during his tenure at Goldman Sachs. In 2017, he transitioned to Quoine Corporation by Liquid based in Tokyo, where he leads the operations and business development teams. Under his leadership, Liquid became one of the earlier adopters of MPC technology in 2018. Additionally, in 2021, Seth played an important role in facilitating Liquid’s acquisition of a Type 1 license.

Following the acquisition of Quoine Corporation by FTX Trading Ltd in April 2022, Liquid underwent a rebranding process and is now known as "FTX Japan". As a regulated Japanese exchange operating under a global financial services business, FTX Japan significantly expanded its product offering to include spot, swaps, and market-leading crypto derivatives.

Despite the challenges faced by the parent company, FTX Japan consistently adhered with Japanese regulations and expedited the return of customer assets by February 2023, precisely 101 days after the parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Throughout his career, Seth has confronted uncertainties and challenges within the Web3 Crypto industry and the global landscape as a Japanese global company. Nevertheless, he remains dedicated to enhancing security, transparency, and most importantly better serving digital asset market participants. Seth possesses comprehensive knowledge of the Asian market. He excels in managing diverse teams, optimizing work environments, and designing resilient blockchain-based financial institutions.
5:40PM - 6:00PM
🎥 Fireside With FTX Japan's Seth Melamed
While the bankruptcy process continues to plague other parts of SBF's collapsed crypto empire, FTX Japan was able to rapidly pay out its customers. How did the local outpost survive crypto's most catastrophic implosion in years? Seth Melamed, the COO of FTX Japan, joins CoinPost's Bradley Loewen to explain why it's a positive story of regulation in action.