The leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange platform, OKEx is keeping up with the evolving DeFi space by introducing nonfungible tokens (NFTs) through a community vote. The Special Voting Event that went live on Sep 30 allows users to vote for six popular tokens until 2 AM UTC on Oct 8.
The decision to introduce NFTs were taken by OKEx following an increased interest in these digital assets, whose weekly trade volumes in recent times stands upwards of $3 million. With more innovative projects entering the market, the crypto collectible market is expected to grow further in the coming days.
During the OKEx Special Voting Event, users can vote for their favorite projects by either generating wallet addresses or depositing tokens of choice into their OKEx accounts. They can vote for Aavegotchi (GHST), Meme (MEME), Rarible (RARI), Whale (WHALE), Dego Finance (DEGO), and Bonk Token (BONK), of which the top two projects will be listed for trading on the platform.
Announcing the NFT Special Voting Event, CEO of OKEx Jay Hao said, “We’re thrilled to support another burgeoning sector in the blockchain space. It’s incredible to see so much innovation and creativity, with projects pushing the boundaries of what can be done with this technology. At OKEx, we’re always listening to our users, and it’s a very important factor for us when deciding which assets to list. That’s why we’re especially pleased to give them a voice and allow them to choose the hottest new NFT tokens that they want to see on our platform through this special voting round.”
Apart from the preparation to list NFTs, OKEx continues to expand its support for the DeFi ecosystem by scouring for revolutionary projects that can promote the sector. Last week, the platform announced the listing and spot trading of five such DeFi tokens which includes Solona (SOL), Elrond Gold (EGLD), 8X8 Protocol (EXE), S. Finance (SFG) and Near IOU (NEAR).
“Together with the help of our users and by collaborating with up-and-coming projects in the space, we can help grow our global exchange and the blockchain industry at large. These are exciting times to live in, and we feel privileged to be part of a space that’s actively shaping the future,” added Jay Hao.
At its current pace of listing new tokens, OKEx is on a fast track and may soon become the go-to place for acquiring and trading all the latest crypto assets from leading projects that come with huge growth potential.