OKEx to Launch Own ERC-20 Based Token

In total, 300 million OKB tokens have entered the public network and they have confirmed that are going to launch OKChain in June
29 April 2019   882

OKEx cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of its own OKB token in the public blockchain. Starting from Monday, April 29, users will be able to display OKB tokens in wallets that support the ERC-20 standard, or in a cold storage in the exchange application.

In total, 300 million OKB tokens have entered the public network.

The developers also confirmed that they expect to launch OKChain in June. After the confidence that OKChain is working stably, OKB coins migrate from the ERC-20 standard to the main network of the new blockchain.

OKB tokens are intended primarily for the future decentralized exchange: they can be used to pay for transaction fees, as well as in decentralized applications based on OKChain. In addition, OKB will be used in the tokens' pre-sales, for voting and paying for the service fee of supernodals.

Of the 1 billion OKB, 700 million tokens are currently blocked. Of these, 300 million coins were originally to be distributed among OKEx users as part of a loyalty program. The remaining 400 million OKB will remain under the control of the OK Blockchain Foundation and Exchange teams. The lockout period will end in 2022.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   261

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.