Huob toi Register With FinCEN on the Eve of US Launch

For the first time, Huobi announced plans to open am office in the US in early February
26 March 2018   1112

The American branch of the Huobi currency exchange has registered in the US Financial Crimes Network as a "financial services provider", CoinDesk reports.

For the first time, Huobi, the world's largest Chinese site, announced plans to open a representative office in the US in early February.

Subsequently, Li Lin, CEO and founder of Huobi Group, confirmed that the company intends to launch a crypto-exchange platform aimed primarily at American investors and operating separately from Huobi Pro.

The issue is, currently there is no clear regulatory requirement for crypto-to-crypto trading platforms from the U.S. at the federal level. Other platforms like Poloniex also operate in a similar way with registration as a money service business.
 

Li Lin
CEO and founder, Huobi Group

At the same time, Lee added that the only registration in the US financial department does not solve all the potential difficulties with regulators in the US.

Earlier SBI Holdings, a financial services unit of the Japanese SBI Group, refused to partner with the Chinese currency exchange Huobi, within the framework of which it was planned to open two new trading platforms in Japan - Huobi Japan and SBI Virtual Currency.

Huobi to Reply on Faking Trading Volumes Accusations

Huobi did not find any evidence of systematic abuse, CEO Huobi Global said
31 May 2019   355

The general director of Huobi Global, Livio Weng, said that the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange has never been involved in faking trading trading volumes, as stated in the report of Bitwise Asset Management. It is reported by CoinDesk.

So, after the publication of the report, Huobi conducted an internal investigation, which resulted in no systematic problem.

We did identify a few of our market makers conducting what we suspect may have been wash trading for the sake of performance and marketing purposes. We have already communicated with these market makers and they have discontinued the strategies in question.
 

Livio Weng

CEO, Huobi Global

In the near future, the exchange will make the necessary changes in its policy, as well as take additional measures to combat the increase in trading volumes.

Late March, Bitwise told the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that 95% of trading volumes on unregulated exchanges are fake and devoid of any economic sense.

This provoked a lively discussion around the CoinMarketCap analytical resource and the correctness of the data published on it.

Later, Bitwise said that the cryptocurrency market can be considered “healthy” if it will get rid of fake data.

Only 10 Bitcoin exchanges passed the original test of the company, Binance, Bitfinex, Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, bitFlyer, Gemini, itBit, Bittrex and Poloniex are among them.