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   1068

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.

Stolen Cryptopia Funds to be Found at Huobi

Researchers says hackers presumably chose this site to withdraw part of the stolen assets
21 May 2019   315

CoinFirm researchers tracked the movement of funds stolen from the New Zealand Bitcoin Exchange Cryptopia.

Two other addresses received a total of 1010 ETH. At the same time, according to CoinDesk, 10 ETH were moved to the wallet of the Huobi exchange. Hackers, presumably, chose this site to withdraw part of the stolen funds.

According to data, the damage to Cryptopia as a result of the January hacking could amount to $ 16 million. The site management announced its intention to return funds to affected users and even credited tokens to users' accounts, which fixed the amount of payments due to them.

Attempts of the management to achieve profitability after hacking were in vain. The management subsequently decided to begin the liquidation process for Cryptopia.