Coinbase to Help Determine Whether Coin is Security

The system, which is developed together with Kraken, Circle and Bittrex, will help exchanges to determinate whether a coin is a security under US law
01 October 2019   661

Bitcoin exchange operators, including Coinbase, Kraken, Circle and Bittrex, have developed a system to evaluate which cryptocurrencies are classified as securities under US law.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the system will help exchanges decide which digital assets to list and which ones to not deal with so as not to violate the requirements of securities laws.

A specially created Cryptocurrency Rating Council evaluates digital assets based on the rules and recommendations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Cryptocurrency project developers do not participate in asset valuation, but may provide additional information.

The rating structure assigns from 1 to 5 points to the asset in question. The highest value indicates that cryptocurrency has the maximum number of signs of a security.

The Council published the results of an assessment of 20 cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR) and DAI each received 1 point, which indicates the minimum probability of classifying them as securities. The same applies to Ethereum (ETH) - only 2 points.

Ripple's XRP was at risk with 4 points. Closer to this value, the ratings of tokens EOS, FOAM, Stellar (XLM), Tezos (XTZ), Augur (REP), Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) and LOOM from Loom Network - 3.75 points.

The system itself selects digital assets for valuation, but may consider the application.

In addition to exchange operators, the founders of the Cryptocurrency Rating Council were custodial and trading companies of the industry, including Anchorage, a division of Cumberland holding DRW, Genesis Global Trading and Grayscale Investments.

Huobi to Launch Brokerage Platform

The service, aimed at institutional investors, is  available to investors in almost all regions where Huobi is present, except China
22 January 2020   135

Huobi cryptocurrency exchange opens a brokerage platform focused on the needs of institutional investors.

The announcement of the Huobi Brokerage platform took place this Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The service is already available to investors in almost all regions where Huobi is present, with the exception of China.

The brokerage platform is the first product of the Global Institutional Business (GIB) division, which will focus on serving institutional clients. According to the publication, from the third quarter of 2019, Huobi recorded an increase in the institutional client base by 400% - it was possible to attract 1,700 investors.

GIB currently has offices in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong and will be a top priority for Huobi in 2020 as it continues to expand globally.

 

Huobi

 

Like the American brokerage service Tagomi, Huobi Brokerage provides the ability to execute applications at the best prices by forwarding them to several trading platforms, including third-party exchanges and over-the-counter services. Huobi is known to have over-the-counter partners in Chicago Jump Trading and Hong Kong-based Alameda Research.

In addition, the platform provides services for block trading, individual financing and other solutions for traders interested in concluding large transactions. Bitcoin, USDT, HUSD, PAX, TUSD and USDC are available for trading blocks. By the end of the first quarter, ETH, EOS, BCH, LTC and XRP will be added to them.

2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand. As we enter the next phase of crypto, Huobi staking an active role in setting new standards for institutional and retail clients alike.

Ciara Sun

Huobi Group vice president