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OKX Senior Executives Lead Discussions on Virtual Assets and Web3 Development at Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023




OKX, a leading global Web3 technology company and virtual asset exchange, showcased its dedication to the development of Hong Kong’s Web3 and virtual asset ecosystem during the recent Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, where it was also a Diamond Sponsor of the event.

During the main conference, which took place on November 2-3 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, OKX’s senior executives participated in a number of panels and fireside chats. At the ‘Hong Kong Stage’ on November 2, OKX Global Chief Commercial Officer Lennix Lai engaged in dialogue about strengthening Hong Kong’s strategic position in the global FinTech space, with a particular focus on digital infrastructure and building a FinTech-savvy workforce.

Lennix also participated in a fireside chat on “How Hong Kong is Becoming a Global-leading Hub for Regulated Virtual Asset Businesses” alongside QReg Advisory CEO Clara Chiu on November 3. The conversation continued with a panel discussion on “Leadership Lens: Unpacking Web3’s Potential with Top Innovators,” where Lennix shared his insights alongside Bloomberg TV Reporter Annabelle Droulers and key Web3 players, including Scroll Co-Founder Sandy Peng, Ledger Chairman & CEO Pascal Gauthier, Animoca Group President Evan Auyang and Animoca Capital Managing Partner Homer Sun.

OKX Ventures Partner Jeff Ren spoke on the future of finance in relation to DeFi and CeFi in a panel discussion on November 3, alongside Moody’s Investors Service Managing Director and Global Head of DeFi & Digital Assets Fabian Astic, Easy Crypto CEO Janine Grainger and CoinTelegraph Reporter Tom Mitchelhill. During this session on November 3 at the AI, Web3 & New Frontier Stage, panelists delved into the innovative landscape of DeFi, the opportunities and challenges it presents, and its implications for the financial industry and beyond.

Jeff also joined a fireside chat on “Investing in Blockchain Infrastructure: The Zero-Knowledge Technology Boom” with CoinDesk Head of Audience Development Eliane Ramirez at the Center Stage on November 3. During this fireside chat, Jeff highlighted OKX Ventures’ commitment to investing in pioneering zero-knowledge and Layer-2 projects, such as Scroll, StarkWare, zkSync and Taiko, as well as its dedication to supporting its partners and builders in the Web3 space.
Conference attendees who visited OKX’s booth (booth number: FA03) also had the opportunity to mint a limited-edition OKX-Hong Kong FinTech Week NFT for free, as well as receive OKX-branded swag items.

OKX Global Chief Commercial Officer Lennix Lai said: “Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 was the ideal platform for OKX to engage in conversations about the potential of Web3 technology to shape the future of finance and beyond. We believe Hong Kong’s strategic position and strong infrastructure make it an ideal global hub for emerging technologies and virtual assets, and are looking forward to driving a future marked by mass adoption of Web3.”

OKX Ventures Partner Jeff Ren said: “OKX Ventures is committed to promoting the growth and development of zero-knowledge technology, which we view as a crucial element in scaling blockchain infrastructure. Our involvement in this year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week allowed us to emphasize the significance this technology has in shaping the financial landscape of the future. OKX Ventures’ support for innovative projects in the area of zero-knowledge technology will continue, as we strive to facilitate the mass adoption of Web3.”

These discussions underscore OKX’s commitment to fostering a robust and innovative Web3 ecosystem in Hong Kong, highlighting the city’s critical role as a global hub for emerging technologies and virtual assets. In March of 2023, OKX announced the establishment of OKX Hong Kong, along with its intention to apply for the relevant licenses for virtual asset trading platforms.


Accura Scan, The Only Certified Biometric Solution Provider in Middle East & Africa for Banks and Telcos




Global Identity Verification and Digital KYC solutions provider, Accura Scan is pleased to announce being awarded ISO/IEC 30107-03 compliance after passing a presentation attack detection (PAD) iBeta Level 2 audit with 0% FAR, making it one of the few companies worldwide and the only in IndiaSingapore, APAC & Middle East to have such a recognition.

As part of the testing procedure to assess the performance of Accura Scan face biometric liveness system, which is already being used by clients globally, it was successfully tested with millions of data points in alpha & beta testing modes. Its algorithms were pitted against various forms of spoofing attempts, including but not limited to 3D-printed and curved masks, silicone and paper masks, and videos of real subjects.

Yasin Patel (YP), Accura Scan’s CEO & Founder, expressed great pride in the achievement, adding, “Obtaining the ISO 30107-03 standard after passing the rigorous iBeta level 2 test demonstrates the effectiveness of our solutions against spoofing attacks.” He further announced that in keeping with their motto of ‘Biometrics for All’, Accura Scan would be offering its trusted Identity Verification Suite for free to all start-ups, while established entities would be offered various modules for as little as USD 5,000 a year onwards.

Commenting on this feat, Director – International Sales, Reza Writer, added, “Ambition greater than resources is in the DNA of Accura Scan. We have achieved this feat with a very small but highly skilled & dedicated team that has executed the organizational goal beautifully.”

The ISO 30107-3 framework measures a biometric system’s false acceptance rate (FAR) and false rejection rate (FRR) at the point of presentation. Passing the evaluation with an FAR of 0%, means that the company’s biometric algorithms offer a high level of spoof resistance in all environments.

Headquartered in India, Accura Scan has been completely bootstrapped & profitable since its incorporation. It has firmly established itself in the MENA region over the last 4 years, working with some of the most esteemed Banks, Telecoms & Fintechs globally. As a part of its global strategy, it has now registered itself in Singapore, the EU, the UK, & the US. With top-notch Identity Verification & Digital KYC products, it is confident of making a mark in these markets.

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BIM Exchange integrates traditional currency option for buying and selling cryptocurrencies



BIM Exchange revolutionizes the purchase of crypto-currencies: implicity and security guaranteed

BIM Exchange, the French pioneer of crypto-currency exchange platforms, today announces a major breakthrough in the ease of access and security of crypto transactions. With its new feature, it has never been easier to buy and trade crypto-currencies, bridging the gap between the traditional Web and Web 3.0.

Integration of payments in tradtional currencies: Euro, Dollar, Pound Sterling and Swiss Franc

BIM Exchange now enables its users to buy crypto-currencies directly by bank transfer in less than 24 hours, regardless of their currency. The funds are then securely transferred to the user’s decentralized wallet, such as Ledger, TrustWallet, MetaMask or other.

This method considerably simplifies access to digital currencies, while guaranteeing maximum security.

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Monzo founder talks Prosper. Company sees incredible demand for its Crowdfund, smashing 130% of its target, raising over £785,000.




Having recently announced its crowdfund was open to the public and with a little more than a week to go, Prosper today confirmed it has hit 130% of its funding target, raising over £785,000.

The company is backed by some of the biggest names in fintech. One of those, Tom Blomfield, the founder and former CEO of digital bank Monzo, said:

“The crowdfunding community was vital to Monzo’s growth and helped us engage with our early users. Like Monzo, Prosper is a customer champion brand shaking up the wealth industry. As I invested in Prosper, it became clear that speaking to the community would also play a part in their journey. It’s only the beginning, but I’m excited to help more people prosper!”

Monzo’s first crowdfunding campaign raised just under £1m at a £30m valuation. Today, that valuation stands at “around £4 billion”, according to Sky News. With a week of its own crowdfund still to go, Prosper hopes to build on that success, already closing in on Monzo’s original raise achievement.

“We’ve been blown away by the demand we’ve seen from our community. It’s a testament to the value we can create building a customer-championing business in the world of saving and investing,” said founder and CEO Nick Perrett.

Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment, and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 minutes to learn more.

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