About Us

Founded in 2017, MidChains is an upcoming institutional crypto asset trading platform based in Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) and will be operating under the regulatory supervision of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). The platform seeks to provide one of the world's first fully regulated and supervised ecosystem infrastructures for digital asset trading and investing with a membership based public exchange and OTC market supported by investment grade technology enabling a suite of sophisticated order types, flexibility on custodianship, low-latency features, robust compliance, market abuse controls, and highly competitive pricing.

Institutional Grade Technology

Building institutional grade technology with global technology partners. Our team consist of experienced engineers & technology architects who completed assignments under different regulatory jurisdiction (CFTC and SEC). The trading platform can be used to manage and trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar, Ripple, EOS, and other major digital assets while creating opportunities  to list securities, commodities, and facilitate forex transactions.

Why Us?

MidChains is an upcoming institutional crypto asset trading platform based in Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) operating in under the supervision of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). The platform seeks to provide one of the world's first fully regulated and supervised ecosystem infrastructures for digital asset trading & investing.

The Team

Basil Alaskari

President and CEO


Basil is one of the co-founders of MidChains and is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the company. He has over 8 years of experience in financial markets, investment management and banking. Most recently, Basil worked on the Private Equity team of Mubadala Capital and prior to that, he worked for Mubadala’s leverage finance joint venture with GE Capital (MGEC)  rotating between several commercial finance roles in GE Capital business units in the UAE, US, UK and prior to this worked in Hong Kong at Merrill Lynch’s Credit and Macro FX sales/trading desk. Basil graduated cum laude from Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, Boston with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship

Mohamed Al Hashemi, CFA, FRM

Vice President


Mohamed is one of the co-founders of MidChains and is responsible in co-leading the strategic and operational management of the company. He has over 9 years of experience in financial markets, project & structured finance, investment banking and credit investments. Mohamed worked in the Treasury and Investor Relations team at Mubadala Investment Company. Prior to joining the team in 2015, Mohamed worked Mubadala’s leverage finance joint venture with GE Capital (MGEC). Mohamed started his career in PwC London in 2010 before moving to ADIB. Mohamed graduated from American University of Sharjah with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. He is also a CFA charterholder, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certified and holds a number of other certificates

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MidChains

Al Sila Tower, ADGM Square, Abu Dhabi, UAE