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OKEx Lists BitTorrent, Airdrops BTT to TRON Users

Crypto exchange OKEx has announced that it will list BitTorrent’s new token, BTT, and support an airdrop of BTT for TRON (TRX) holders.

“We had established strong and solid relationship with TRON's team since the very first day we listed TRX on OKEx,” said Lennix Lai, the financial market director at OKEx. “TRON's community was thrilled at the news that we decided to support BTT.”

BitTorrent is running BTT on the TRON TRC-10 system.

According to the press release, all OKEx accounts holding TRX will be in included in an airdrop of BTT.

“As an exchange we are committed to offering a great variety of tradable digital assets for our users,” said Lai. “We reckon the potential airdrop of BTT for TRON holders has affected the supply and demand on TRX. We are hoping the listing on BTT would let the market to determine the value of BTT in a fair and transparent manner via trading mechanisms.”

The airdrop is expected to last for six years.

“We list any projects which have fulfilled our listing procedures and criteria,” Lai claimed. Looking to the future, he also noted that “BitTorrent has set a good example recently. We are looking forward to seeing more successful projects this year.”

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Square to Hire Full-Time Team of Open-Source Bitcoin, Crypto Contributors

Source: Twitter

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Huobi Introduces Coin Launch Platform

Source: Huobi

The Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has announce that "Huobi Prime," a coin launch platform, will go live on March 26. The service will allow professional and retail investors to purchase new cryptocurrencies before they are listed more broadly and potentially at lower costs. The announcement appears to compete with Binance's Launchpad service.