AAX, a crypto exchange for everyone, is pleased to announce its participation as a selected sponsor of the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit 2022, Eurasia’s largest blockchain event of the year and an important meeting place for the world’s top crypto businesses and entrepreneurs.
AAX marked its sponsorship of the event with a prominent presence at Istanbul Airport, drawing attention to the event for the thousands of people who will be traveling into the country over the next couple of days.
Istanbul is a fitting host for the fourth annual edition of the Blockchain Economy Summit. Modern Turkey is among the societies most receptive to crypto.
A recent study by Forrester commissioned by AAX found that 16% of Turkey’s population – approximately 13.6 million people – own Bitcoin. That means Turkey is one of the most significant regions in the world driving crypto adoption forward.
Keynote speakers at this year’s edition of the summit include Alex Bornyakov, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, entrepreneur Carl Runefelt, MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor and many more.
A number of representatives from AAX also join the list of speakers, including its VP of global marketing aka Head of Research & Strategy, Ben Caselin, Head of Impact Lab Timothy Wong, and Country Director for Turkey Anadolu Aydınlı.
“Our presence at the summit in Istanbul 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 investment alone.
“Digital assets including stablecoins are a necessity here, and AAX is ready to serve this market beyond the borders of its urban centers to bring the benefits of digital assets to everyone,” said Ben Caselin, VP of Global Marketing and Head of Research and Strategy at AAX.
AAX welcomes Anadolu Aydınlı as Country Director for Turkey
Istanbul is an excellent hub for the region’s growing crypto community. To be part of that, AAX has appointed Anadolu Aydınlı as Country Director in Turkey, where he will lead the local team to expand AAX services in the region.
As a Turkish-American lawyer with an LLM in Cryptocurrency Arbitration, he previously held roles in other major crypto exchanges such as Binance, Bybit and Glassnode/Accounting.
He is also a board and advisory member of several fintech projects, as well as a columnist for Karar.
“Everyone aims to be as established as they can be in an important market like Turkey, but we take it a step further by explicitly 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,” said Anadolu Aydınlı, Country Director for Turkey at AAX.
AAX has a growing presence in society in Turkey
Just before the summit, AAX organized a successful meetup event in Istanbul on July 26 where the local crypto community came together for a panel discussion with speakers such as Eren Ozkan, Principal and Vice President at Mastercard, Sima Baktas, Founder at CryptoFemale Turkey and Max Lurya, CEO of EnoughTea – with AAX’s Caselin moderating the discussion.
AAX is a top-tier crypto exchange that caters to a global audience, with a vision to bring the benefits of crypto to everyone.
Through an accessible range of products and by contributing to the conversation about crypto and culture, we aim to empower the estimated 96% of people worldwide who do not yet own Bitcoin and other digital assets to build better and more inclusive economies.
Preferred by more than two million users in over 160 countries, AAX is the first exchange to use the Satoshi Standard (SATS) to power the adoption of Bitcoin.
We are also the first to be powered by LSEG technology, offering high-yield savings packages, 200+ spot pairs, deeply liquid futures markets, regular discounts on major tokens, and a variety of on- and off-ramp products.
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