Chris Lee the CEO of one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world OKEx have resigned. He left the company in a special moment when they have just reported the largest turnover in the market on a world scale.
As he had stated in an email today (14th of May) the reasons were simply personal as quoting “starting a new life”. A separate public statement issued by his spokeswoman, Chris Lee have said working for OKEx was as quoted “greatest pleasure and an honor” and that he will make a comeback into the world of blockchain and crypto after a short break to spend some time with his family. No specific reasons were given for his departure.
As of the past 24 hours OKEx has handled well over 2 billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency trades thus making itself the worlds most actively traded crypto exchange according to Coinmarketcap.com. OKEx has seen an uptrend in the global ranking for over some time and recently had performed an overtake of Binance as the biggest by volume trading crypto exchange.
There have been some reactions from some of the popular crypto figures and other social media commentators raising skepticism about the trading numbers given by OKEx. Some even suggested that the company was as stated “up to its old tricks” relating to the event from a few years back when OKEx’s parent company OkCoin had been involved into a scandal over allegedly fake trading volume.
This event had the former OKCoin’s CTO and now current CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao revealing an alleged accusation that OKCoin has violated a breach of contracts.