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AAX Exchange Sponsors Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit 2022

The Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit 2022, the biggest blockchain event in Eurasia and a vital gathering point for the world’s leading crypto firms and entrepreneurs, is thrilled to have AAX as a Featured Sponsor.

While thousands of visitors are expected to arrive in Turkey over the next several days, AAX took advantage of its sponsorship to make a big splash at Istanbul Airport.

The fourth annual Blockchain Economy Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Modern Turkey is one of the most crypto-friendly civilizations in the world. Forrester commissioned by AAX showed that 13.6 million individuals in Turkey hold Bitcoin, a figure that roughly equates to 16 percent of the population. As a result, Turkey is one of the most important areas in the world in terms of boosting the use of cryptocurrencies.

Alex Bornyakov, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, entrepreneur Carl Runefelt, MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor, and many more will be featured speakers at this year’s conference. Ben Caselin, Timothy Wong, and Anadolu Aydnli, AAX’s VP of global marketing aka Head of Research & Strategy, are just some of the AAX officials on the speaker’s roster. 

Mr. Ben Caselin, AAX’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Head of Research and Strategy, said:

“Our presence at the Istanbul summit also marks our expansion into Turkiye as one of our target markets. In Turkiye there is an understanding of Bitcoin and digital assets beyond trading and investing alone. Digital assets including stablecoins are a necessity here and AAX is ready to serve this market beyond the confines of its urban centers to bring the benefits of digital assets to everyone.”

Istanbul is a great location for the expanding crypto community in the area. AAX has hired Anadolu Aydnli as its Country Director in Turkey, where he will lead the local team in extending AAX services in the area. Prior to joining Glassnode/Accointing, the Turkish-American lawyer had positions at Binance, Bybit, and Glassnode. He has an LLM in Cryptocurrency Arbitration. As a Karar writer, he is also a board and advisory member of many fintech ventures.

Anadolu Aydınlı, Country Director of Turkey at AAX said:

“Everyone has the goal of being as established as they can be in a crucial market like Turkey, but we are taking a step further by expressly focusing on local partnerships, sustainability, and philanthropy. We have one of the most crypto-native teams in Turkey right now, with deep exchange and product knowledge to help hyper-accelerate our growth in this market we call home. We are ready to not only continue the journey of digital asset adoption in Turkey but help our users reach their maximum potential via our product.”

AAX is becoming more popular in Turkey, as the user base continues to rise. An AAX meetup in Istanbul on July 26th, featuring speakers like Eren Ozkan, Principal & Vice President at Mastercard, Sima Baktsas, Co-Founder of CryptoFemale Turkey and Max Lurya, CEO of Enough Tea, and moderated by AAX’s Caselin, brought together the local crypto community just days before the summit.



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