Alibaba going to buy out Retail Ele.Me Stocks

The large e-commerce Chinese company, Alibaba, is to buy out the remaining stocks of food delivery platform Ele.me
02 April 2018   583

This transaction will let the restaurant take out and the local services app to be valued in 9.5 billion US dollar. The above mentioned bargain is the biggest one to be kept among the China's trade giants. It will provide Alibaba the access to Ele.me`s horde of above 3 million delivery staff, spanning the nation. Also the e-commerce giant would be able to quickly send meals, groceries and an increasing wider array of goods of items as it gradually bets down on a 'new retail' strategy.

Approximately 57 % of Ele.me outstanding shares from earlier investors (supermarket chain Hualian Group and Jd.com) will be bought by Alibaba. Mostly these companies were aimed to capitalize on China's retail revolution. This can be explained by the changes in consumer market which make shopping to become a jointless connection of online and offline channels, varied by specialized design, experience and social media friendly marketing techniques. All they are kept in place by a highly efficient delivery system.

Ele.me is known as a platform that was founded out of a college hostel about 10 years ago and today it has 26 million users. The representatives of the platform  declared they had chosen to join into the Alibaba business sphere despite the investors were ready to go on funding the cash-burning company.

Money is not everything in this current phase of on-demand services sector. The trend is a complementary relationship between new retail and food delivery, which is why we choose to partner with Alibaba, who has the strongest position in new retail.
 

Zhang Xuhao

Founder, Ele.me

In order to put a head start in the inspicient sector, Alibaba has made a number of forays, privatizing large supermarket chains and picking up smaller fresh food delivery contenders, launching a number of Hema supermarkets under its new retail policy.

OKEx to Launch OKChain Based Decetralized Exchange

Great role in the upcoming exchange will be played by OKB coin, which will be trasfered to OKChain as soon as its development finished
22 March 2019   79

OKEx cryptocurrency exchange will launch a decentralized trading platform on its own blockchain.

Currently, the OKChain blockchain is in the final stages of development, and its test network may be launched as early as June 2019. When the OKEx blockchain becomes stable enough, it will transfer OKB to it, which will then perform the function of the native OKChain token and be used to pay commissions, as well as in its own decentralized network applications.

The primary purpose of OKChain is to launch the OKDEx decentralized exchange, where the OKB token will be used to participate in presales. In addition, project teams will use OKB tokens to pay the service fee to the super nodes of the network.

While the total volume of OKB emissions is 1 billion, 300 million tokens are in circulation today, and 700 million remain blocked. Of this number, 300 million OKB will be distributed to users through the loyalty program, and 400 million belong to the OK Blockchain Foundation and the exchange team. However, for a more efficient formation of the OKB ecosystem, the blocking period of these 700 million tokens will be extended from 2020 to 2022, writes OKEx.

In addition, OKB will be the only token to be accepted during the initial exchange offerings (IEO) on the OK Jumpstart platform, announced earlier this month. According to the company, it is currently negotiating with various projects and will soon announce the launch of the first IEO on OK Jumpstart, for which investors will be admitted who have passed personal verification and have OKB tokens in their accounts.