OKEx Skips Warren Buffett Lunch, Donates $4.5M to Insurance Fund

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has donated $4.5 million in Bitcoin (BTC) to its perpetual swap market insurance fund as a show of support for the Warren Buffett Power Lunch.

More protection for traders

In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 23, the Malta-based crypto exchange revealed its contribution to the perpetual swap market insurance, whose amount is equivalent to what Tron’s Justin Sun paid to have lunch with Warren Buffett. 

Andy Cheung, head of operations of OKEx, commented on the contribution saying that “the Power Lunch is a significant initiative to advocate the value of Bitcoin, blockchain, and digital assets to traditional finance leaders on Wall Street.” Cheung added:

“We wanted to support blockchain development in our own way and, more importantly, put our customers first. That’s why we decided to place our resources where our customers can directly benefit.”

The insurance fund is used to pay the amount of default value on a margin call before the clawback event is triggered. So the bigger the insurance fund, the less likely the clawback would be occur. The clawback mechanism would, therefore, act as the last line of defense if a large-scale systematic event occurs. Insurance serves as a cushion to protect trader’s profit from reaching the last defended line.  

“The insurance fund minimizes the uncertainty and trading risk of which traders’ expected profit would be taken out, aka clawback risk,” OKEx explains. 

The donation is expected to go through on 24