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OKEx lists AKITA and KISHU — the winners of an OKEx community vote

2021.05.20 OKEx Public Relations

Seychelles, May 20, 2021 — OKEx (www.okex.com), a world-leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, is pleased to announce the listing of AKITA and KISHU. Spot trading for both tokens against USDT opened at 8:00 am UTC on May 14, while withdrawals opened at 10:00 am UTC on May 17. OKEx hosted a voting event for its community to choose which two meme token projects out of four options to list on the trading platform. 

AKITA and KISHU are the first native crypto assets of the Akita Inu and Kishu Inu networks, respectively. Similar to a lot of their fellow early adopters in the meme token community (e.g., Dogecoin and Shiba Token), Akita Inu and Kishu Inu are both fully decentralized community experiments. Half of the available tokens were sent to Vitalik Buterin, while the remaining half are locked on the Uniswap platform. 

To celebrate the listing of KISHU, OKEx is proud to support its users holding such tokens by offering 2% of the total trading volume of the day based on the percentage of holdings held in their OKEx account. Snapshots of OKEx accounts holding KISHU will be taken daily, and the accumulated rewards will be credited every Friday. In addition, OKEx will be giving out all of the transaction fees generated from the KISHU/USDT trading pair from the first week of trading as a special dividend, which will be deposited into users’ accounts before 12:00 pm UTC on May 21. 

OKEx CEO Jay Hao commented:

“Following the addition of SHIBA to the OKEx platform, we are pleased to be able to add AKITA and KISHU to the mix. We would also like to thank our community for helping to determine which token projects to list on our platform via this special round of voting. We are always putting our customers’ needs first, and their choice and preference are essential elements for us when determining which assets to list. We look forward to continuing to host community events to strengthen our bond with our users and to understand their needs better so that we can ensure a rewarding investment experience and strengthen the development of our exchange as well as the blockchain community at large.”

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About OKEx

OKEx is a world-leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange that offers some of the most diverse and sophisticated products, solutions and trading tools on the market. Trusted by millions of users globally, we believe that cryptocurrency will reshape our money and society, enabling all people to live with dignity and freedom. With our extensive range of crypto products and services, and our unwavering commitment to innovation, our mission is to promote and advance cryptocurrency globally — and empower every individual on earth.

Media contact

Email: media@okex.com

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Disclaimer: This material should not be taken as the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation to engage in investment transactions. Trading digital assets involve significant risk and can result in the loss of your invested capital. You should ensure that you fully understand the risk involved and take into consideration your level of experience, investment objectives and seek independent financial advice if necessary.

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