Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced it will be expanding its services in Europe – adding fiat support for the euro, Turkish lira, and Russian ruble.
OKEx is a Malta-based crypto exchange. According to a press release shared with Coin Rivet, it will be adding several new fiat currencies to its markets on its customer-to-customer (C2C) trading platform.
The C2C platform is a decentralised system for the purchase and sale of Bitcoin, Tether, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
The newly added fiat currencies will be the euro (EUR), the Turkish lira (TRY), and the Russian ruble (RUB).
According to the press release, and in light of “the great demand for digital asset trading around the world”, OKex is “set to fulfill the role of the trailblazer in driving mass adoption of digital assets globally”.
Users will now be able to place orders with self-selected exchange rates and payment methods to buy or sell Virtual Financial Assets with fiat currencies.
To use the C2C platform, customers will need to complete several steps including ‘Know-Your-Customer’ (KYC) verification alongside linking a valid local bank account and mobile number to their account.
Andy Cheung, head of operations at OKEx, commented: “We strive for building a robust crypto ecosystem, that’s why we never stop expanding and pushing crypto adoption forward.
“We are so thrilled about the expansion as our C2C platform is fostering the buying and selling of digital assets across Europe with the newly supported currencies.
“This is a big step forward. Given the recent Bitcoin price rally, the whole crypto market is giving a strong signal. We have good faith in the growth and development of blockchain technology under this bullish trend.”
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