Cape Town -- SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 -- OKEx, the world\u2019s largest spot and futures digital asset exchange, today announced its entry into the African market to provide professional, secure, and convenient digital asset trading to cryptocurrency users and newcomers. OKEx is dedicated to providing resources that will facilitate blockchain adoption in emerging markets, including those in Africa. Company leaders are hosting a series of meetups this month in African cities, including Lagos, Cape Town, and Accra, with upcoming events in Nairobi, Kenya and Osogbo, Nigeria.\u00a0 In recent years, unstable political environments and the depreciation of fiat currencies in Africa have prompted citizens to move their assets to crypto or alternative investment opportunities. South Africa, for example, has the fifth highest cryptocurrency adoption rate in the world. Yet despite widespread interest in cryptocurrencies, many people have encountered challenges in safely and securely buying, trading, and managing their digital assets. Research shows that many people give up on cryptocurrencies because they are too impractical, and that 19 percent of people who use cryptocurrencies have been hacked on an exchange.\u00a0 \u201cCryptocurrency exchanges have a responsibility to their customers to provide a safe, secure, and user-friendly experience,\u201d said Andy Cheung, OKEx\u2019s Head of Operations, who grew up in South Africa. \u201cOur goal at OKEx is to usher in a new era of cryptocurrency adoption in Africa, and we\u2019ll do this by providing a level of approachability and professionalism that thus far has not been delivered in this ecosystem.\u201d Along with Andy Cheung, OKEx recently brought on blockchain solutions architect and fintech business developer Khaya Maloney to oversee this new market. OKEx\u2019s next meetups in Africa will be held on September 21 in Nairobi, Kenya and September 28 in Osogbo, Nigeria. For more information, please click here.\u00a0 ABOUT OKEx OKEx\u00a0is a world-leading digital asset exchange headquartered in Malta, offering comprehensive digital asset trading services including fiat-to-token trading, spot trading, and derivatives trading to traders globally with blockchain technology. Currently, the exchange offers over 400 token and futures trading pairs enabling users to optimize their strategies.