How do world leaders think on blockchain and crypto, and what opportunities are lying ahead?
As the world’s economic event of every year, the 4-day World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (aka Davos) of 2019 has come to an end on January 25. Themed Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the event gathered the world’s most influential leaders and heavyweights to discuss and explore some of the most important matters of the global economy — two of them being blockchain and digital assets.
Ethereum’s price has surged over 70% over the last few weeks. In mid-Dec, its market capitalization was only about $8 billion, which is the lowest since May 2017. But since then, thanks to the imminent hard fork, it has doubled to $16 billion at press time.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin blockchain
On October 31, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin white paper. Shortly later on January 3, 2010, exactly 10 years ago from today, Bitcoin officially came to live with its very first block mined.
At that time, Satoshi probably had never imagined the chain events that Bitcoin would set off — all the altcoins, ICOs, crypto trading markets, STOs, and a lot more blockchain applications that follow. Today’s blockchain ecosystem would never bloom if Bitcoin never existed.
What have we achieved and where are we heading to?
The highs and lows in the blockchain and crypto space this year are no less pulsating than those in 2017.
Throughout the year, despite the seemingly bearish trend in the digital assets market, we have observed maturation in investors, project teams, regulations, and technology. Riding on this tide, we have taken some bold steps aiming to further accelerate the growth of blockchain technology and digital assets.
If you’re struggling with which one to go for, read on for some insights.
Long-awaited, OKEx’s latest derivative product, Perpetual Swap, officially goes live on Dec 19, 2018. As a new product in our derivatives line-up, it definitely offers more opportunities for traders to hedge exposure and speculate on digital asset prices. However, how is it different from the existing futures, and when it comes to trading, which one should you choose to optimize your trading strategy?
Let’s revisit the exciting product launch in OKEx NEXTGEN Conference
(Funding time details updated on Dec 14, 2018)
Since launched, OKEx’s futures trading has been widely embraced by our institutional and professional traders and miners, making us the leader in the crypto derivatives market. With that said, we have noticed the market demands a more flexible and convenient derivative product. Therefore, as outlined in our futures product development roadmap earlier this year, we officially launched the long-awaited Perpetual Swap today (Dec 3, 2018) during the OKEx NEXTGEN Conference.
HODLing is made profitable with OKEx’s new product
The art of HODLing is hard to master, given the tempting price rises, sheer impatience, and, not to mention, the peer pressure that urges you to sell your coins. But now, there is one good reason to HODL.
Let’s join OKEx Security Response Center and make OKEx even more secure
Although we are very proud to boast a clean slate of security record, we can’t be more careful when it comes to the security of your assets and data — that’s why in November 2018, we launched a new safety feature, OKEx Security Response Center. And now, we would like to invite you to join forces with us and help to keep OKEx as one of the most secure places for digital assets.