Okex Crypto exchange launches okexchain mainnet
Okex a leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange,has officially launched the OKExChain mainnet. Unlike other exchange chains, OKEx wanted to embody blockchain’s core qualities of openness and decentralization in OKExChain. After more than 10 versions of iterative updates on the testnet and exhaustive development over the past three years, this vision has come to fruition.
OKExChain will be rolled out in four stages starting with the Genesis stage from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. 14, 2021. It will then transition to the second stage, which will involve continued mainnet stability testing to ensure its safety and reliability. In the third stage, following the validators’ proposal-vote process, the transaction function will be enabled, and users can withdraw their OKT from OKEx to OKExChain. During the fourth and final phase, the smart contract virtual machine will be enabled, and OKExChain will be compatible with all projects on Ethereum. At this time, the main network will be officially fully launched.
Since its initial test launch OKExChain has seen upgrades, including committing to open-source, EVM smart contract development, the realization of OKExChain’s liquidity-mining Farm module, iterations to reduce trading fees, and partnerships with promising development projects such as Waves, Achain and DoraHacks. OKExChain has also expanded its ecosystem of decentralized apps through continued development.
“2020 has been a year of incredible transformation and, while we have witnessed the suffering of many people caused by the pandemic, we have also seen the tremendous growth of the cryptocurrency space and the continued confidence from institutions pushing Bitcointo a new all-time high and fueling the growth of DeFi. For OKEx, it has been a year of reflection and tremendous learning, and we are thrilled to be launching OKExChain to the mainnet and furthering the financial system of the future,” said OKEx CEO Jay Hao.