OKX seeks Australian growth citing ‘big urge for food’ for crypto

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Seychelles-based crypto trade OKX has signaled its intention to broaden its crypto providers to Australia, a rustic it believes is primed to tackle the subsequent wave of crypto adoption.

The buying and selling platform defined in a March 29 assertion that Australia can be a key progress marketplace for the agency shifting ahead. The agency states it offers providers to over 100 international locations. In July 2022, it secured a provisional license in Dubai.

“We see Australia as an indispensable a part of this technique and a key progress market. With such a robust uptake of crypto in Australia already, we’re dedicated to the native market and purpose to construct a robust native workplace,” the agency wrote in a press release.

Haider Rafique, the chief advertising and marketing officer of OKX informed Cointelegraph that the choice to broaden “Down Below” was pushed by a “big urge for food” of Australians for extra crypto funding and buying and selling merchandise:

“What I’ve curiously discovered over the past 5-6 years is that Australian retail traders definitely present an enormous urge for food for exploring crypto as an funding car and in addition for buying and selling. Once I got here to OKX, I definitely noticed that when it comes to net visitors and folks from Australia attempting to discover OKX providers.”

Rafique believes Australians are above-the-curve when it comes to crypto training, which he hopes will make OKX’s transfer into the market all of the extra clean.

“They’re fairly acquainted with crypto, the worth of blockchain, the promise that it holds sooner or later, and I feel from us as an organization, it makes it actually intriguing for us to increase our providers on this market,” he mentioned, including:

“I feel the worth creation we are able to do for Australians will finally raise all boats.”

OKX Ambassadors Daniel Ricciardo and Scotty James with OKX CMO Haider Rafique on the Q&A session held in Melbourne on March 30. Supply: OKX

A September 2022 survey from Australian crypto trade Swyftx discovered that about 1 million Aussies are anticipated to enter into crypto for the primary time inside the subsequent 12 months, which represents about 4% of the nation’s inhabitants.

Rafique mentioned he was additionally impressed with Australia’s crypto startup scene.

It’s understood that the buying and selling agency has not but registered with AUSTRAC, the licensing regime required to supply cryptocurrency providers in Australia.

OKX was not ready but to share the place the Australian workplace would doubtlessly be situated or how massive the staff can be. OKX at present employs over 1,750 workers, in line with LinkedIn.

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OKX is within the means of making use of for a Digital Asset Service Supplier (VASP) license in Hong Kong too, Rafique confirmed.

The growth plan into Australia and Hong Kong comes as OKX just lately introduced plans to stop its providers to Canadians in June.

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