Analytics Business: 200,000 Bitcoin is Currently Locked Within OKEx’s Wallets
In a post published just hours before, the platform details how he regularly has to run withdrawal authorizations, with the newest one — which would normally occur now — not occurring due to him still being in police custody.
Bitcoin’s price has been facing heightened selling pressure throughout the past few hours because of recent news surrounding the arrest of their OKEx founder.
This has caused all of the crypto within the system to be locked, although users can still trade.
This is a staggering number, and the consequences of this either being permanently locked or captured by the Chinese government has created some fear among investors.
Information surrounding the arrest of this OKEx founder is somewhat limited at the time, with some reports suggesting he was detained weeks ago.
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Some investors are concerned that this will represent a new wave of regulatory crackdowns in China and strike a blow to Bitcoin investors and investors who were using the system.
Last night, news broke that the creator of the platform had been detained by Chinese authorities and can no longer run any draw authorizations because of him being the sole key holder for the market’s wallets.
One analytics company explained that data suggests there is currently 200,000 BTC locked within the platform in a recent tweet.
That is around $2.3 billion worth of BTC saved in the market’s vaults.”
Bitcoin’s price has remained steady despite this information, but it’s uncertain as to how long this stability will last as this situation continues developing.
OKEx is one of the greatest crypto trading platforms in Asia, together with Huobi and Binance.
Published at Fri, 16 October 2020 23:00:52 +0000