Bybit Celebrates 5 Years of Its ‘Financial System for Everyone’

Five years of Bybit: CEO Ben Zhou breaks down the crypto exchange’s growth, innovations, and compliance efforts.

Ben Zhou CEO of Bybit talks about five year plan.
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  • Bybit celebrates its fifth anniversary. 
  • The exchange secured licenses in diverse regions.
  • Introduction of Unified Trading Account and TradeGPT AI. 

The last five years in crypto have been marked by significant ups and downs and shifting narratives around digital assets. As crypto exchange Bybit marks its fifth year in the cryptocurrency market, its journey mirrors the broader trends and challenges within this rapidly evolving industry. 

Bybit, under co-founder and CEO Ben Zhou, has navigated through the turbulence of the crypto world, reflecting on larger industry patterns of innovation and resilience. 

CEO Ben Zhou on Bybit’s Half-Decade in Crypto

On Monday, December 4, Ben Zhou, CEO of Bybit, offered insights into the company’s journey amid broader market trends. During that period, the exchange was working toward building a “financial system for everyone,” he emphasized. 


Zhou acknowledged the steady recovery of the crypto market from the challenges faced in 2022. However, Zhou claimed Bybit has shown remarkable resilience despite bearish market conditions. By 2023, he showcased how Bybit had positioned itself as a major player in the global crypto exchange market. Specifically, Bybit reached fourth place by spot trading volume among crypto exchanges after Binance, Coinbase, and Kraken. 

The exchange continues to prioritize regulatory compliance, the CEO explained. In 2023 alone, Bybit secured licenses in several jurisdictions worldwide, including Dubai, Kazakhstan, and Cyprus, aiding its global expansion and demonstrating its adherence to global regulation. 

Bybit also launched specific product updates, such as the Unified Trading Account, to simplify and enhance the user experience in trading. Additionally, Bybit jumped on the AI train with the launch of TradeGPT AI as an educational tool. 

Regulatory shifts were in focus for crypto in 2023, with many industry leaders highlighting these challenges. In 2023, Bybit moved its headquarters to Dubai, widely perceived as a crypto-friendly jurisdiction. The territory has become a hotspot for crypto as U.S. agencies continue to levy strict policies on the industry while lacking clear guidelines for compliance. 


However, the cryptocurrency market also experienced a notable bullish momentum in 2023. This was partly driven by the narrative surrounding US regulators’ potential approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF. During that period, Bybit, like many other crypto exchanges, saw a surge in trading volume. 

On the Flipside

  • In November, Bybit and other exchanges received a boost in trading volume after the biggest crypto exchange, Binance, saw significant legal trouble. 
  • On November 27, Coinbase revealed a subpoena by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) concerning Bybit and its co-founder. The exchange did not share any details or implications it might have for Bybit. 

Why This Matters

Bybit’s five-year anniversary and its recent surge in market share amidst the broader industry upheaval provide broader insights for crypto exchanges. Understanding these trends is vital for crypto investors. 

Read more about how Bybit got a boost from Binance’s troubles: 
Binance Settlement Boosts Coinbase, Bybit Market Presence

Read more about how Bybit users’ changed their strategies in 2023: 
Institutions Bank on Bitcoin, Users Hold Stablecoins: Bybit

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David Marsanic

David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.