Turkish Traders Welcome OKX.TR: Goes Live with TRY Trading Pairs

by Tareq Sikder
  • The firm has introduced trading pairs, such as USDT/TRY, BTC/TRY, and ETH/TRY.
  • Turkish banks such as Akbank and Garanti BBVA have entered the cryptocurrency arena.
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OKX, the cryptocurrency exchanges, has unveiled OKX.TR, a localized platform tailored for Turkish traders. The new exchange offers trading pairs denominated in Turkish Lira (TRY), catering to the burgeoning interest in digital assets within the country.

Cryptocurrency Adoption amid Economic Challenges and Government Leniency

The expansion into Turkey was initially announced by OKX in early 2023, reflecting the exchange's strategic vision to tap into emerging markets. OKX.TR introduces trading pairs, such as USDT/TRY, BTC/TRY, and ETH/TRY.

Amidst Turkey's economic challenges, such as soaring inflation rates, many residents seek refuge in cryptocurrencies. Despite the uncertainties, the Turkish government has shown relative leniency towards cryptocurrency activities, possibly recognizing its widespread usage and the potential ramifications of alienating a sizable portion of the population.

Hong Fang, President, OKX
Hong Fang, President, OKX, Source: LinkedIn

In an interview with CoinDesk, the President of OKX, Hong Fang, emphasized Turkey's significance as a pivotal market for cryptocurrency adoption. Fang stated: "Turkey is a very important and special market for us. It ranks high in terms of crypto adoption and crypto transaction volume. There is a natural tendency to look for value in bitcoin in Turkey, particularly for wealth preservation."

Major Turkish banks like Akbank and Garanti BBVA have ventured into the cryptocurrency space, signaling the country's regulatory landscape and growing acceptance of digital assets.

OKX Middle East Fintech FZE Obtains VASP License from Dubai's VARA

Earlier, the Dubai-based subsidiary of the crypto exchange OKX, known as OKX Middle East Fintech FZE, announced the acquisition of a Virtual Asset Service Provider license from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), as reported by Finance Magnates. This license allows the company to provide virtual asset exchange services.

Dubai, a prominent emirate within the UAE recognized for its supportive environment for service-based businesses, recently implemented crypto regulations through a framework and established VARA as a dedicated regulatory body overseeing the sector. Additionally, the company operates in various locations including Hong Kong, the Bahamas, and France.

OKX, the cryptocurrency exchanges, has unveiled OKX.TR, a localized platform tailored for Turkish traders. The new exchange offers trading pairs denominated in Turkish Lira (TRY), catering to the burgeoning interest in digital assets within the country.

Cryptocurrency Adoption amid Economic Challenges and Government Leniency

The expansion into Turkey was initially announced by OKX in early 2023, reflecting the exchange's strategic vision to tap into emerging markets. OKX.TR introduces trading pairs, such as USDT/TRY, BTC/TRY, and ETH/TRY.

Amidst Turkey's economic challenges, such as soaring inflation rates, many residents seek refuge in cryptocurrencies. Despite the uncertainties, the Turkish government has shown relative leniency towards cryptocurrency activities, possibly recognizing its widespread usage and the potential ramifications of alienating a sizable portion of the population.

Hong Fang, President, OKX
Hong Fang, President, OKX, Source: LinkedIn

In an interview with CoinDesk, the President of OKX, Hong Fang, emphasized Turkey's significance as a pivotal market for cryptocurrency adoption. Fang stated: "Turkey is a very important and special market for us. It ranks high in terms of crypto adoption and crypto transaction volume. There is a natural tendency to look for value in bitcoin in Turkey, particularly for wealth preservation."

Major Turkish banks like Akbank and Garanti BBVA have ventured into the cryptocurrency space, signaling the country's regulatory landscape and growing acceptance of digital assets.

OKX Middle East Fintech FZE Obtains VASP License from Dubai's VARA

Earlier, the Dubai-based subsidiary of the crypto exchange OKX, known as OKX Middle East Fintech FZE, announced the acquisition of a Virtual Asset Service Provider license from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), as reported by Finance Magnates. This license allows the company to provide virtual asset exchange services.

Dubai, a prominent emirate within the UAE recognized for its supportive environment for service-based businesses, recently implemented crypto regulations through a framework and established VARA as a dedicated regulatory body overseeing the sector. Additionally, the company operates in various locations including Hong Kong, the Bahamas, and France.

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