Based in 2017, OKEx is a centralized cryptocurrency alternate based mostly in Seychelles. According to CoinGecko, OKEx is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency brokerage, with almost $12 billion in buying and selling quantity throughout the previous 24 hours. The alternate lists 312 cash and 518 cryptocurrency buying and selling pairs.

It is typically troublesome for brand spanking new cryptocurrency fanatics to navigate the advanced world of buying and selling and finance. OKEx seeks to deliver such subtle buying and selling strategies to on a regular basis customers’ disposal by constructing easy consumer interface. Throughout an unique ask me something, or AMA, session with Cointelegraph Markets Pro Users, OKEx employees mentioned buying and selling instruments, monetary regulation, the OKExChain (OEC) blockchain, meme cash, and DeFi choices on the OKEx platform.

Cointelegraph Markets Professional Person: How can somebody profit from bots / API [Application Programming Interface] buying and selling with no coding expertise? Does OKEx have any partnerships totally built-in?

OKEx Workers: TLDR [Too Long, Didn’t Read], you do NOT must have any coding expertise to automate trades with the buying and selling bot on OKEx. We make it very easy so that you can set the buying and selling bot up — it is built-in into the OKEx buying and selling dashboard. you’ll be able to mainly go totally automated by selecting the AI choice and simply setting the order quantity in USDT. OR you’ll be able to manually set your parameters, together with the higher and lower cost restrict for the asset you need to commerce.

So the bot is basically an auto-trading device with pre-set parameters. Buying and selling bots can maximize revenue potential, particularly in occasions of range-traded market. So with a buying and selling bot, just like the one we have now on OKEx, it will likely be extra worthwhile if the market you select goes up (promoting), then down (shopping for), then up, down, and so on. moderately than simply up, up, up. The buying and selling bot on OKEx is accessible for all spot buying and selling pairs, which implies you should buy and promote ETH, out and in of BTC, for instance. A buying and selling bot video tutorial is coming quickly! subsequent week possible however this is the written tutorial. And This is what it appears to be like like within the UI [User Interface]. You needn’t API/coding expertise with the intention to execute such a strong and automatic technique. 

OKEx buying and selling interface | Supply: OKEx

Buying and selling bot revenue and loss | Supply: OKEx

CT Markets Professional Person: How do you assume the India crypto ban will influence the crypto house?

OKEx employees: I believe for India, the regulator want to have a extra complete framework in regulating crypto as an alternative of banning it. Historical past instructed us when crypto is allowed and controlled – it might even be stronger. The India ban is unlikely to have any main influence in the marketplace. Crypto has turn into fairly resilient to such information developments over the previous couple of years. 

CT Markets Professional Person: Cryptocurrencies have fairly excessive beta [volatility]. Do you guys use the identical monetary mannequin (I.e. Black Scholes) as shares to cost crypto derivatives?

OKEx employees: Our choice market makes use of the Black Scholes mannequin to compute mark value (truthful worth of the particular contract). And for threat administration, we’re utilizing a SPAN-like state of affairs stress-tester (like CME) to calculate the max lack of the consumer’s portfolio.

CT Markets Professional Person: I lately heard some developments with the OKExChain; what is going on on with that?

OKEx employees: Sure, the rumors are true! [The trading chain] It is referred to as OEC, the mainnet was launched this summer season. a bit bit about OEC — it is an EVM [Ethereum Virtual Machine] appropriate public blockchain that makes use of Cosmos / Tendermint structure. OKEx has been quietly creating OEC for a number of years to make it as strong as attainable and to deal with the blockchain trilemma . Versus being an Ethereum clone, it is being constructed from the bottom up . For extra in-depth data on OEC, you’ll be able to read this, but it surely’s not gentle studying.

CT Markets Professional Person: What’s the OKEx DeFi Hub? What services and products are at the moment provided and the perfect staking alternatives?

OKEx employees:  DeFi is a brand new mode on OKEx. You may toggle between “Change” mode and “DeFi” mode on or within the app. It is mainly like a bridge between the worlds of CeFi and DeFi — OKEx brings DeFi to you in a single cohesive interface. To begin with, you do not have to have an OKEx account to make use of the DeFi mode. You join your Internet 3.0 pockets, you’ll be able to observe wallets and see all of your DeFi belongings in a single place. In the meanwhile, DeFi mode (which launched this fall) at the moment consists of our very personal NFT Market, GameFi heart, and Dashboard, the place you’ll be able to view all your decentralized belongings, together with your NFTs. However there’s extra coming quickly! OKEx supplies a bespoke Internet 3.0 pockets that you may conveniently use by way of the browser extension (Chrome or Firefox) or instantly within the OKEx app. At present, staking, financial savings, and yield-farming provides are solely out there on OKEx Earn, by way of our centralized platform, that is all I can say for now:)

CT Markets Professional Person: I’d admire your views on multi billion $$ meme cash and whether or not they function a viable supply of influx to crypto, or are they ticking time bombs able to destabilize the market if and after they pop. That means is there really room in a rational crypto marketplace for these cash?

OKEx employees: Good query! Sure, meme cash are undoubtedly performing as gateways for non-native crypto traders/merchants because of their accessibility. There’s a particular chance of those cash sliding sharply sooner or later, however I would not go as far as to say they’ll destabilize the market at this level. Their speculative nature is on the market for all to know, and these cash do not take themselves too severely, which implies traders are considerably conscious of the dangers. Furthermore, the highest meme cash, comparable to DOGE and SHIB, have truly cemented themselves fairly effectively by now. We truly did an episode on meme cash on our podcast. Here’s a link to that for the total dialogue.

CT Markets Professional Person: How does OKEx combine with the play-to-earn video games? 

OKEx employees: In the meanwhile, the GameFi heart on is a play-to-earn sport aggregator. So you will discover all the newest and hottest blockchain video games there. You may simply filter by blockchain community and we characteristic video games on over 20 completely different networks, together with video games solely constructed on OEC (the general public blockchain developed by OKEx, which i defined above). Every sport listed on OKEx GameFi has its personal web page the tells you all in regards to the sport, the worth historical past of the in-game asset(s) and different key data. We additionally embody the hyperlink on to the sport’s web site so you’ll be able to go play it — most play-to-earn video games are performed in-browser. This is a enjoyable spacey sport built on OEC.

CT Markets Professional Person: How would you comparecontrast Okex with, say, Coinbase? What makes OKEX stand out in a world with so many alternate selections?

OKEx employees: OKEx is a complicated buying and selling platform that gives derivatives (choices, futures, perp swaps), buying and selling bots, margin buying and selling, and an unlimited variety of tokens. Plus, we lately launched a DeFi mode with decentralized choices, comparable to NFTs and crypto video games, and a useful dashboard to handle all of your DeFi belongings. Our line of providers, starting from extremely liquid buying and selling markets to staking/farming choices, are geared toward catering to merchants and traders of all ranges.

Aside from DeFi mode, the buying and selling bot talked about earlier and our new portfolio margin mode are a few examples of how we proceed to push ahead with providers and instruments that facilitate crypto market members. OKEx is the primary platform to supply true portfolio margin with multi-currency collateral threat offset — it is a enormous plus for skilled merchants buying and selling massive portfolios, particularly choices/different crypto derivatives as a result of it lets them closely cut back margin necessities.

CT Markets Professional Person: The place do you see the whole crypto market cap going in a single yr, 5 years? What market phase is undervalued proper now? Identification? Meta? Layer1?

It is laborious to say any actual numbers, but it surely looks as if the charts go up and to the appropriate! Nonetheless, market members will do effectively to maintain tabs on financial coverage adjustments within the subsequent yr. Personally, I believe that Internet 3.0/digital identification/metaverse initiatives are undervalued in comparison with the place they (or at the very least some) will probably be in a couple of years. We talked loads about this with some nice visitors on final week’s episode of our podcast.

Disclaimer: The next market predictions had been made earlier than of onset of stories of a novel coronavirus variant negatively impacted capital markets worldwide on Nov. 26. They is probably not relevant in at this time’s surroundings and shouldn’t be considered funding recommendation.

CT Markets Professional Person: Do you guys assume that [Bitcoin price] $69K was the highest? Is there nonetheless an opportunity for one more alt season within the subsequent couple of months?

OKEx employees: $69k is the highest or not is a matter of time frames, in my view. On-chain metrics, comparable to alternate flows and balances, point out that the final all-time excessive ($69K) could be very unlikely to be the highest for this cycle. That being mentioned, BTC can also be not more likely to transfer straight up, even when most metrics are bullish. That is due to the way in which the market has matured and the rising variety of market members as effectively. Matured within the sense that there’s a distinction in market composition from 2013 to 2017 and 2021. Much more “severe” traders and institutional involvement and futures from CME, as an illustration, and the ETF [Exchange Traded Funds]. 

The larger a market will get, the slower it strikes and the much less risky it turns into. Nonetheless, the subsequent few months, particularly Q1 2022, needs to be attention-grabbing to look at as we might even see this bullish cycle prolong into the subsequent yr as an alternative of ending in December. If that occurs, we will certainly see one other alt season.

I believe we’re already beginning to see one thing of a meme season/metaverse season in the meanwhile. Clearly the information from Fb going all-in with the metaverse spurred on that aspect of issues, however the decentralized metaverse is unquestionably seeing new capital influx. In my opinion, the market cycles by sectors; as an illustration, we’re at the moment seeing metaverse trending however might see different lagging classes begin catching up so long as BTC stays bullish/would not slide too sharply. Usually, if the market appears to be like sturdy, every little thing goes to rise eventually. We are able to see there’s a constant influx from institutional cash. Fairness steadiness on institutional move is steadily rising. Onerous to inform with reference to shopping for Ethereum, although, since they commerce every little thing and all have several types of methods.

The BTC alternate internet place change metric, as an illustration, continues to be not exhibiting indicators of the present value, or the final ATH [All Time High], being a prime just like the one we noticed in Might.

Bitcoin internet buying and selling place change | Supply: OKEx