OKEx Expands to Malta Following Binance

OKEx found the Malta government’s approach appealing and decided to grow OKEx exchange further on Malta
12 April 2018   325

At the end of March 2018 we have reported that the Binance cryptocurrency exchange was planning to open offices in Malta. It seems like the sunny island is very attractive for the exchanges, as OKEx has also announced today that it has met with Maltese government and regulatory leaders to discuss their legislative plans. OKEx found the Malta government’s approach appealing and decided to grow OKEx exchange further on Malta.

We look forward to working with the Malta government as it is forward thinking and shares many of our same values: the most important of which are protection of traders and the general public, compliance with Anti Money Laundering and Know Your Customer standards, and recognition of the innovation and importance of continued development in the Blockchain ecosystem.
 

Chris Lee

CEO, OKEx

Moreover, OKEx plans to become a member of Malta Blockchain community, and the exchange will also participate in Malta’s Government sponsored DLT Delta Conference which will be held in October, 2018.

The Hon. Silvio Schembri  meets with OKEx Chief Risk Officer Tim Byun and Vice President Jason Lau Silvio Schembri meets with OKEx Chief Risk Officer Tim Byun and Vice President Jason Lau

Malta is striving to become a "blockchain island", for instance, the new Malta Digital Innovation Authority certifies blockchain platforms used by companies in the country. The government of Malta really wants to bring some peace of mind to businesses using distributed ledgers for cross-border payments.

Crypto Exchange White Label Service launched by OKEx

OKEx, one of the biggest exchanges in the world, has declared the run of a crypto exchange creation programme ‘Digital Asset Exchange Open Partnership Program’
20 June 2018   301

The announcement claims that the programme is intended to “nurture a new generation of digital asset exchanges”. To establish a new crypto exchange, interested parties have to provide OKEx with a domain name, logo, and specialties of the management team. They are assured to possess “solid industry experience, quest for service excellence, and strong industry influence.”

Applicants should also deposit 500,000 OKB tokens into their accounts. This equals around $2.5 million at the present rate, according to coincodex.com. OKB is a utility token that were first sold in March of this year in packages of up to 100, each costing $100. They can be applied to settle transaction fees on the exchange and traded for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether.

The applicants will get access to OKEx’s fitting system (which links up buy and sell orders), cold and hot wallets (offline and online cryptocurrency storage), clearing system (which handles money transfer), client support system, and know-your-customer and anti-laundering systems. They will also get support from the OKEx technical team.

100 places are suggested by the programme in its first phase. It is anticipated to start in July. The announcement also points out the setup that the new exchanges must have. They will develop their own native tokens, and distribute them as follows:

  • 25 percent to themselves;
  • 24 percent to OKB holders;
  • and 51 percent to be mined.

OKEx explains the mechanisms by which the tokens will be mined/released. The term white label was firstly invented in the music industry - a white label vinyl record was a release so new that it had not yet been labelled, a much sought-after thing. Presently it cites to a service or product manufactured by one company and sold to another for re-sale under a different brand name.