News

OKEx CEO resigns to «start a new life»

Chris Lee, the Chief Executive Officer of OKEx resigned, leaving the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange just as it became the world’s largest by reported turnover.

Chris Lee left for personal reasons, to «start a new life». In a statement issued by his spokeswoman, Lee said it had been the «greatest pleasure and an honour» to work at OKEx and that he will return to the blockchain community after a short break to spend time with his family. He did not specify the reasons for his departure.

OKEx handled more than $2 billion of cryptocurrency trades during the past 24 hours, making it the world’s most active fee-charging crypto exchange, according to Coinmarketcap.com. OKEx has been climbing in the global ranking over the past few weeks, overtaking the crypto exchange Binance as the biggest by turnover.