Saudi Arabia is Working On Cryptocurrency Legalization

According to Chairman of Saudi Arabia's Capital Markets Authority, agency doesn't plan the prohibition of cryptocurrency in a regulation law
01 February 2018   1130

The Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia (CMA) will soon submit a draft law on the regulation of the cryptocurrency. As CMA chairman Mohamed ElKuwaiz said in an interview with Business Insider, the prohibition of cryptocurrency is not included in the agency's plans.

Not unlike most other markets, the regulators in Saudi have been following developments with cryptocurrencies with great interest. We are still evaluating what our appropriate regulatory response should be. I think we are likely to come up with something very soon.
 

Mohammed ElKuwaiz

Chairman, Saudi Arabia's Capital Markets Authority

It should be noted that to date the Saudi authorities have not imposed any restrictions related to bitcoin trade or ICO.

Earlier, the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia noted that it is too early to introduce regulation, because "the market has not yet matured," and it is possible to assess the impact of the crypto currency on the financial market not earlier than in 5 years.

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.