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KuCoin Exchange

KuCoin Exchange

KuCoin is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Singapore.

KuCoin Exchange, also known as "The People's Exchange", is a cryptocurrency exchange that is headquartered in Singapore. The cryptocurrency exchange officially launched on September 15, 2017 and was founded in 2013 by Michael Gan, Eric Don, Top Lan, Kent Li, John Lee, Jack Zhu, and Linda Lin. 



KuCoin wallet

The exchange platform offers a KuCoin wallet that is protected by multilayer encryption and offline storage through bank safe and/or funds escrow. KuCoin also comes with profit sharing among token holders.

Funding

Initial coin offering

In September 2017 KuCoin completed their initial coin offering (ICO) with approximately $27.5 million worth of Bitcoin (5500 Bitcoin at the time of ICO). The company planned to use the ICO money to hire developers and expand their support team from 50 to 100. 

Series A

On November 15, 2018 KuCoin completed their series A funding round with $20 million in funding from NEO Global Capital (NGC), Matrix Partners, and IDG Capital. The series A funding will be used to develop and launch the KuCoin 2.0 platform. KuCoin made the following public statement after announcing their series A funding: 

We will continue to spare no effort in exploring the best hidden gems in the crypto world while growing exponentially on a global scale and, more importantly, solidifying our position as ‘The People’s Exchange'. 



Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Eric Don

Co-Founder & COO



Jack Zhu

Co-Founder & Marketing Director



John Lee

Co-Founder & President of Business Operations



Kent Li

Co-Founder & Operations and maintenance Director



Linda Lin

Co-Founder & Chief Legal Consultant



Michael Gan

Co-Founder & CEO



Top Lan

Co-Founder & CTO



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Interview with Michael Gan, CEO and co-founder of the KuCoin Exchange

LetKnowNews

Web



The Complete Beginner's Guide to Kucoin Review 2019 - Is it Safe?

Oliver Dale

Web



The Complete Beginner's Guide to Kucoin Review 2019 - Is it Safe?

Oliver Dale

Web

July 22, 2019

White Paper of KuCoin

KuCoin Team

Academic



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

How to use KUCOIN Exchange (Beginners Guide) 2018 | Why Kucoin Exchange is AWESOME

January 3, 2018

Kucoin Exchange Tutorial : How to REGISTER and USE the Kucoin Exchange

January 2, 2018

Companies

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CEO
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