Not wanting to be left behind, Malta-based OKEx, a very popular exchange in the Southeast Asia market, also rolled out its DOGE-based trading product.
In a release shared with CryptoSlate, OKEx said it will provide its users with DOGE margin trading, savings and DOGE/USDT-margined perpetual swap trading on its website from July 10.
Founder Jay Hao said in a statement:
“DOGE is a very popular coin with sophisticated marketing and market potential that many traders will enjoy speculating on and we believe that it will bring additional liquidity to the exchange.”
DOGE was founded in 2013 as a joke by developer Jackson Palmer. He likened the currency as one used by Shiba-Inu dogs worldwide, complete with a dog emoji for a logo.
Later in 2015, he left the broader cryptocurrency community citing “an extended leave of absence.” Palmer has since stated he never expected DOGE to hit both the valuation and the popularity it has today.