OKCoin refuses the use of idle client funds

OKCoin makes an announcement about its policy regarding properly safeguarding idle client funds
28 August 2017   1715

About a week ago, it was reported that two of China’s ‘three exchanges’, Huobi and OKCoin, have reportedly dipped into 1 billion yuan ($150 million) of idle users’ funds to invest into risky, high-yielding financial products.

Now, OKCoin, an exchange platform occupying the sixth position in the list of all digital currency exchanges on coinhills.com, dismisses such claims.

Recently there have been rumors and false allegations regarding OKCoin, and its affiliates, in their use of idle client funds. We would like to assure all parties, and especially our customers, that we have a strict policy of placing idle client funds into bank-backed low risk products for safe-keeping.
 

OKCoin team

The company continues arguing that they consider the safety and integrity of the client funds as their "most important responsibility". Thus, OKCoin refutes any claims to the contrary as false.

It's also noteworthy, that at the time of writing, Huobi has not issued an official statement about the allegations of diversion of customer funds. 

Boerse Stuttgart to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

SolarisBank has a license to provide banking services in Germany and will become the banking partner of the exchange
13 December 2018   82

In the second half of 2019, the second largest stock exchange in Germany, the Börse Stuttgart Group, with the support of fintech company solarisBank, will launch a platform for cryptocurrency trading.

The official press release notes that solarisBank has a license to provide banking services in Germany and will become the banking partner of the exchange.

At the initial stage, the platform will support Bitcoin and Ether, and in the future, various tokens that will produce its own ICO-service of the exchange and will also be available in secondary markets.

Access to the trading platform will be available to both retail and institutional traders, and it will differ little from the existing securities trading platform.

In addition, the Boerse Stuttgart Group is awaiting approval by the regulator for the launch of a multilateral trading platform for cryptocurrencies, which will allow to compare the applications of buyers and sellers using electronic systems.

In April of this year, Sowa Labs, the Fintech division of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, reported on the work on the Bison application for cryptocurrency trading. Its launch was expected in September, but so far has not yet taken place.

SolarisBank is also a partner of the Bitwala blockchain-start-up, which on the eve announced the launch of its updated cryptocurrency service offering users a single bank account with support for Bitcoin and Fiat.