Published On: Mon, May 14th, 2018

OKEx Exchange CEO’s Sudden Resignation Prompts Crypto Industry Suspicion

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Cryptocurrency industry commentators have reacted suspiciously to news the CEO of Hong Kong  exchange OKEx abruptly stepped down May 14.
CEO ‘Starting A New Life’
As Bloomberg reports citing both an emailed statement and private statement from Chris Lee’s spokeswoman, the executive suddenly left his post in order to “start a new life.”
It was his “greatest pleasure and honour” to work with the exchange, his spokeswoman reportedly quoted Lee as saying.
The news comes following a troubling period in OKEx’s history. At the end of March, unusual activity in its futures markets forced staff to roll back futures contracts after it emerged many had suddenly liquidated and a large number of users had lost millions of dollars.
One trader even came to the exchange’s head office and threatened to commit suicide with poison in an episode which became widely reported in the press.

Prior to that, OKEx had felt pressure from security threats, but last month nonetheless succeeded in relocating to Malta, copying world volume leader Binance.
Old Dog, Old Tricks?
Responding to Lee’s departure, however, figures on social media were skeptical, appearing to have …

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