Hong Kong retail cryptocurrency traders now have access to a locally based cryptocurrency exchange, with HashKey Exchange launching retail trading services to users in China’s special administrative region on Aug. 28.

The company was previously permitted to serve professional and institutional investors before being granted Type 1 and Type 7 licenses by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on Aug. 3. This paved the way to becoming the first licensed retail exchange in Hong Kong.

Figures from Hong Kong’s treasury, banking, accounting and Web3 ecosystem marked the launch of retail trading at the Maritime Museum Central. Source: HashKey Exchange