ChainEX - leading the way in cryptocurrency

2018-11-22 06:02
Newly launched Jeffreys Bay-based ChainEX, a new cryptocurrency platform, offers access to some of the largest digital currencies worldwide. Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

Newly launched Jeffreys Bay-based ChainEX, a new cryptocurrency platform, offers access to some of the largest digital currencies worldwide. Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

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Launched in March 2018 and founded by CEO Otto Lessing, CTO Ryno Mathee and CFO Martin de Bruin, ChainEX - set to become one of the most recognisable cryptocurrency and digital exchange platforms in South Africa - offers investors access to cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) amongst others.

“Through its digital exchange platform, ChainEX provides an efficient, innovative and secure environment for new and advanced traders to participate in the revolution cryptocurrency is bringing to the world,” says CEO Otto Lessing when asked about ChainEX’s vision.

Renowned for its stellar customer support and easy verification process, the company gives all its users unparalleled access and the best experience for the future of currency, whether buying or selling, positioning itself as the premier crypto exchange platform.

“What sets ChainEX apart from other digital exchange platforms, is that it is the only digital asset exchange that provides a platform for South Africans to buy, sell or trade over 40 different digital assets using the South African Rand as the fiat currency for some.”

ChainEX: The Beginning

But where did it all start?

In 2015, one of the executive team members was introduced to cryptocurrencies after eavesdropping on a conversation between two people over breakfast.

Curiosity got the better of him, and after reading up on what he heard and researching the subject further, he decided he had to get involved.

He did not know the details yet, but he knew he had to do something.

Eager to share his excitement about this newly discovered technology, he spoke to some of his friends (now shareholders) and spurred on by passion and excitement, with a vague idea of what they wanted to achieve, the journey to ChainEX began.

Then, with one random conversation, the team met a new friend, who also happened to be a systems architect and involved in the crypto world since 2013.

The new friend had an overseas investment partner and wanted to launch a digital asset exchange. The difference, however, was that they knew how to do it.

The rest, as they say, is history.


“The future is bright at ChainEX, as we continuously work on improving the ChainEX exchange by providing a trading platform that is secure, user-friendly and reliable with a well-tested, highly scalable matching engine,” says Lessing. “Our new look platform with some amazing new features will be launched in December and we are excited to share this new phase of our journey with our users. “Our plans also include expanding our asset base by introducing more digital asset currencies to our trading platform, thereby providing South African users with an even better experience and more exposure to the world of cryptocurrencies.”

The launch will include some amazing promotions so check out and their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for all the details as to how you can get rewarded for joining ChainEX!


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