Four weeks back, prominent cryptocurrency exchange, OKEx had to suspend deposits and withdrawals of all cryptocurrencies due to a brawl involving its investors and users. To users’ relief, the exchange has now enabled its deposits and withdrawal service.
Chinese reporter on Twitter, Colin Wu Twitter noted that “OKEx has reopened the legal currency deposit and withdrawal channels”.
At the time Wu confirmed the news, crypto could be sold to OTC merchants for CNY within the exchange at a 20% lower price than on Binance. This was indicative of the prevailing perception among users about the exchange to resume its services to normal soon.
OKEx’s bumpy road
As the news about the investigation gained momentum, the exchange had claimed the chatter about detainment as rumors, in a public update.
The exchange noted:
“Claims that a concerned party related to OKEx is under criminal detention have been refuted — we can confirm that these are rumors.”
It added that the “concerned party” was actively cooperating with a public security bureau in an investigation. Recently, the exchange had hired an external legal counsel to resolve the suspension of withdrawals.
Adding to the already unclear situation, it was suggested that millions of users had jointly written to OKEx to disclose information, however, Wu noted that there were only about a hundred people who actually signed the said letter.
Even though the protests have not escalated against the exchange, the users can only get in touch with the police to request a reply through various channels. However, the exchange may not respond on the grounds of confidentiality.