After having the dogecoin-spinoff altcoin Shiba Inu publicly listed, global crypto exchange and derivatives trading platform OKEx added two more decentralized community experiment tokens under its umbrella.
This after projects Akita Inu and Kishu Inu, named after popular Japanese dog breeds, had their respective tokens AKITA and KISHU listed on the platform and are now available for spot trading against USDT.
OKEx said the decision to list the two crypto assets was a result of a voting event held where their community was offered a chance to pick two meme token projects out of four options.
AKITA and KISHU share some similarities with the earlier-listed SHIB such as sending 50% of their token supply to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and having the rest locked on Uniswap.
OKEx thanks the community
The crypto exchange platform expressed its gratitude to its community for helping to ascertain which tokens will be listed on their platform, noting that they always put customer needs first and that their choice and preference are essential in making a decision on which assets get listed next.
OKEx, meanwhile, assured that they will continue hosting similar community events to further strengthen their bond with their users and to better understand their needs to provide them with a “rewarding investment experience.”
Meme tokens on the rise again
Meme tokens seem to be gaining some popularity and revival once again following the successful revival of interest in dogecoin with the listing of SHIB, AKITA and KISHU reinforcing the crypto community’s reaction to such sentiment.
Based on figures by CoinGecko, at press time, SHIB is trading at $0.00000777 while AKITA is changing hands at $0.00000251 and KISHU, suffering a 30% decline, has almost no value, registering at $0.00000001.
In what seemed to be an effort to help KISHU, OKEx marked the event by offering rewards for its holders, promising to distribute proportionally among holders 2% of the token’s daily trading volume at the end of each week.
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