[announcement on resumption of French currency trading
We will resume French currency trading at 20:00 (HKT) on October 21, 2020.
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October 21, 2020 (HKT)
Recently, okex, a well-known cryptocurrency exchange, issued a suspension of withdrawal notice because founder Xu Xingxing was taken away by the police. According to some institutions, okexs wallet contains a large number of digital currency assets such as okb, bitcoin, Ethereum and so on. The number of bitcoin alone has reached 200000, about 15 billion yuan.
According to okexs statement, it is possible that some of the private key holders of the exchange wallet lost contact due to cooperating with the public security organs investigation, resulting in the users inability to withdraw money.
Oko cloud chain personage said to the first finance and economics reporter that at present everything is subject to the announcement.
At present, what is the connection between Xu Xingxings investigation and okexs inability to withdraw money at the same time? When can the withdrawal of currency be resumed? Many cryptocurrency circle personage said to the first finance and economics reporter, this matter may be related to Xu star involved in money laundering and other issues. On the one hand, it may be because of the fear of users running. On the other hand, the exchange often has a number of cold wallets that are not commonly used. The key of the wallet is in the hands of the big boss, or the key of the wallet is encrypted by multiple signatures. The signature of Xu Xingxing is required to open the private key vault.
It is worth noting that in September 2017, after China comprehensively stopped the issuance of ICO (virtual token issuance) and identified ICO as illegal financing behavior, many digital asset trading platforms sought to go out to sea, and now these platforms are facing more stringent supervision.
It is unknown when the money can be withdrawn
According to okexs announcement, recently, some of the companys private key principals are cooperating with the public security organs investigation, and are currently in the state of loss of connection, resulting in the failure to complete the authorization. Therefore, from 11:00 on October 16, 2020, okex decided to suspend users withdrawal of coins. The announcement also said, to ensure that other functions of okex are normal and the safety of assets will not be affected.
Subsequently, jayhao, who was certified as CEO of okex digital asset trading platform on Sina Weibo, responded that its a personal problem of the private key manager, so well temporarily stop withdrawing money..
Public key and private key is a key pair obtained by encryption algorithm. Public key can be used to encrypt and verify digital signature. Only the corresponding private key can be decrypted. The public key is the public part of the key, while the private key is the non-public part, which is kept by the user himself.
Since then, Lei Zhen, former okex partner, said in the wechat group: it has nothing to do with the blockchain. Xu (Xu Xingxing) cooperates with the investigation on other matters and hopes to help him solve this problem as soon as possible.
There is a view in the currency circle that the real reason why Xu Xingxing was taken away to assist in the investigation may be related to the backdoor listing of auco group in Hong Kong last year. At that time, a sum of money to buy a shell came from an underground bank in Shanxi, which has been put on file for investigation by the police. However, there is no official information on the current situation.
Oko cloud chains announcement also confirmed that Xu Xingxing is cooperating with the public security organs to investigate. OKC holds 3904925001 shares of OKC cloud chain, accounting for 72.60% of the total issued share capital of the company.
The okex exchange was established in January 2014 and its official website is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the ranking of coinmarketcap website, the 24-hour trading volume of okex exchange ranks 11th in the world. The platform and its founder, Xu Xingxing, have been involved in controversial events for many times.
At present, people of all walks of life are undoubtedly most concerned about when the money can be withdrawn. Investors are alarmed by the announcement of suspending the withdrawal of currency. Some investors claim that the digital currency worth 700000 yuan is in the wallet of okex exchange. Last year, okex also had disputes over freezing and disappearing out of thin air huge accounts.
Offshore platforms attract more attention
After the ICO was banned, many digital asset trading platforms claim to be transferred to overseas, and try to cut the connection with domestic companies.
For example, since November 2019, OK group has launched its Chinese brand name auco group, headquartered in Beijing, China, to position itself as a global large-scale blockchain technology and service provider. According to the terms of service on the official website of okex trading platform, the companies providing services are okexmaltd in Maltese and those in Seychelles AuxCayesFinTechCo.Ltd u3002
For another example, on September 10, 2019, Tongcheng holdings announced that the Chinese name Tongcheng Holding Co., Ltd. would be changed to Huo coin Technology Holding Co., Ltd.. At the same time, the company appointed Mr. Li Lin as the executive director, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the company. Li Lin founded firecoin group in 2013 and is currently its chairman and CEO. In the morning of September 28, 2019, the company was scrambled for funds, and its share price rose by 67%. At the beginning of 2019, Huo yuan disclosed that in 2018, the commission income alone was as high as 3.5 billion yuan, and the annual net profit of the company might reach 3 billion yuan.
However, due to the lack of strict KYC (know your users) and anti money laundering procedures, such OTC transactions are easily involved in money laundering. Previously, some OTC platforms of virtual currency exchanges have shown signs of tightening up, including the need for buyers to provide flow screenshots of payment accounts within a week to assist identity and account verification, and some platforms directly stopped providing services to users in China, and asked users to put the virtual currency of the platform into their digital wallets.