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Mingxing Xu (Star Xu)

Mingxing Xu, also known as “Star” Xu, is a Chinese entrepreneur who founded [1] and [2], a worldwide service-based platform. [3]

Education & Early Life

Star Xu graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in the year 2006.[8]

Career

Star founded [1] in June 2013, growing it to become one of the largest digital asset exchanges in the world. With experience in the and space as an engineer and technology decision-maker, Star previously served as the CTO of DocIn.com[5], China's largest document-sharing website. He has also worked at Alibaba[6] and Yahoo[7]. Star has been a frequent speaker at international conferences and on television, including CCTV in China and TBS in Japan. He has also received numerous entrepreneur awards for his success with . [4]

In 2017, Xu founded , a Seychelles-based   , and derivatives exchange that offers basic trading including spot and simple options, and derivatives including margin, futures, perpetual swaps, and options. Xu is presently CEO of OK Group. [12]

Controversy

On October 16, 2020, the exchange, suspended crypto withdrawals barring customers from taking out their crypto holdings. Reports surfaced that the suspension was related to Mingxing “Star” Xu being arrested by local authorities — although the exchange denied that was the issue.

After being unreachable for more than 30 days, Xu finally made a media appearance on WeChat on November 19, 2020. He revealed that he’d been assisting relevant authorities investigating OK Group’s “backdoor listing in 2017,” in which the exchange had sought to partner with an “undisclosed third-party entity” to make its offerings available to clients all over the world. Xu indicated that after having looked at his prior business engagements, investigators had finally clarified the matter and given him the all-clear. [11]

Social Media Updates

2023 Lookout

Star Xu in a tweet, expressed hope that 2023 would be more optimistic than 2022.

"Luna, 3AC, Ftx, Genesis…A lot of accidents make crypto guys feel frustrated. But look back to the history of crypto, it’s a technology driven industry, Pow, ETH, SegWit ,Defi, ZK drive the whole market cap grow to trillion size. I’m optimistic to the 2023." [9]

In his tweet, “Star” Xu mentioned several key events that upset the space and put selling pressure on the market — the bankruptcy of the Three Arrows Capital fund (3AC), the exchange and SBF, the crash of the LUNA token, the problems with liquidity faced by Genesis and so on. [10]

Thoughts on Compliance

In July 2023, Star Xu emphasized the importance of compliance controls in the industry through tweets, citing as a risk example and questioning the nature of UniSat Wallet's -swap.

Xu highlighted the risks associated with platforms lacking robust compliance measures and emphasized the need for regulatory adherence.

He also revealed proactive efforts to establish a global standard compliance infrastructure, underscoring the platform's commitment to security.

"OKX CEX team start to build our compliance infrastructure at the global standard before, keep to build" - Star Xu

Additionally, Xu's inquiry into UniSat Wallet's -swap reflects ongoing scrutiny of compliance measures within the industry.[13][14]

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