The strategic Director of Bitfinex Phil Potter (Phil Potter) is leaving the company. About it reports Reuters.

The duties of the Potter will be temporarily vested in the Executive Director Bitfinex J. e van der Velde (van der Velde JL), said in a statement.

Potter, in turn, noted:

“Since Bitfinex departs from the United States, I felt that as a citizen of the United States, needs to rethink his position as a member of the management team.”

He also said “new”, but what exactly, is not specified.

Trading platform Bitfinex-controlled company iFinex Inc., registered in the virgin Islands, is the fourth-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world (in trading volume).

Recall that in cryptosuite have long discussed the close relationship between Bitfinex and Tether. In early December, the representative companies confirmed it and also said that they are headed by one and the same person – van der Velde.

Earlier this month, the University of Texas published an article, according to which the token Tether could be used to manipulate the price of bitcoin during the period of rapid growth in the past year. Guide Bitfinex has denied these assumptions.

In December, the Commission on trade commodity futures U.S. (CFTC) sent the subpoenas to the address of the Tether and Bitfinex. But recently the company confirmed the presence of Tether on its Bank accounts of $2.55 billion, the Founder of Litecoin Charlie Lee (Charlie Lee) called this information the good news for the strengthening of the stock market.

Potter, who previously worked at Morgan Stanley, was one of the three main managers Bitfinex, including the CEO and CFO based in Europe.