Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is launching a mentorship program called Beacon Program in Europe to support those interest in the cryptocurrency space during the lockdown and foster new talent in the space.
According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, OKEx has noticed the cryptocurrency industry has been gaining significant traction, with the total number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions per day steadily rising since the March market crash, and the total trading volume on major exchanges surpassing $680 million in March.
The pandemic, according to the exchange, “undoubtedly accelerated the adoption of crypto” and encouraged people to see Bitcoin as a safe haven like gold or real estate. Given the increased interest, OKEx is expanding its presence beyond the 180 countries and regions it is currently serving, and expects to double its staff over the next two years.
The exchange’s CEO Jay Hao was quoted as saying:
This is an exciting time for OKEx, we plan to open new offices in more regions to better serve our users, and we’ve already started recruiting passionate blockchain professionals to grow and prosper together. We expect a 100% increase in the total number of staff in 2 years serving customers from around the world,
Hao added that OKEx is launching its Beacon Program to nurture talent in the cryptocurrency space. The program will recruit 6 mentees for a one-month mentorship program with Jay Hao himself and OKEx’s Director of Financial Markets Lennix Lai.
The program will see mentees join their mentors once a week for a 30-minute mentoring session on Telegram, and will allow them to participate in masterclasses given by industry professionals on topic surrounding the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. The OKEx team will guide them by sharing industry research, news digests, and more with them so the most talented mentees join the firm.
As CryptoGlobe reported, OKEx burned 70% of its OKB token’s supply earlier this year, helping the cryptocurrency’s price surge little over 90% in a 30-day period. At the time it launched a testnet for its decentralized exchange, which further helped demand grow.
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