OKex to Report on BTC Futures Price Manipulation Attempts

As a result of price manipulations attempts, prices were different from the current price of the first cryptocurrency
30 March 2018   944

The OKEx said that unusual transactions were registered on Friday morning, March 30, to manipulate prices for bitcoin futures contracts. As a result, prices were significantly different from the current rate of the first cryptocurrency.

As a result of the investigation, it was found that one of the users closed a large number of positions, not taking into account the current prices, resulting in the bitcoin price fell to unusually low levels.

Representatives of OKEx promise to make public the relevant transactions after the completion of a full investigation.

The Exchange team also refers to clause 6.2 of the user agreement, which grants it the right to control the accounts in the event of the detection of deliberate manipulation of prices.

To prevent forced-liquidations due to price differences after the settlements in "bi-weekly" and "quarterly" futures contracts, we will rollback the transactions as mentioned, and all futures contracts will be delivered at 00:00 Mar 31, 2018 (Hong Kong Time). Further announcement will be made if there are any changes in delivery time.
 

OKex Team

The exchange's team assures that the process of crypto and fiat trading has not been affected and continues to be carried out in normal mode.

In addition, in order to compensate for the inconvenience, the exchange will remove the commission for trading bitcoin futures from April 1 to 7.

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   501

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.