Huobi explained its position on the SegWit2x

Big Chinese cryptocurrencies exchange released official statement regarding the upcmoming hardfork
20 October 2017   746

The Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Pro will add support for tokens, which may appear in mid-November as a result of the SegWit2x hardfork. This is reported on the official site of the trading platform.

Huobi Pro does not have the right to and chooses not to pick any coins deriving from bitcoin Segwit2x hark fork on behalf of our users. Therefore, Huobi Pro will support all coins deriving from bitcoin Segwit2x hard fork and our users have the options to choose which coins to trade. 
 

Huobi Official Announcement

Thus, users of the exchange will be able to choose which assets they want to trade. Representatives of the trading platform reported that for security purposes, the input and output of funds will be frozen for up to three days.

In addition, on October 19, Huobi added BT1 / BTC and BT2 / BTC futures. In the case of a successful hardfork, Huobi plans to rename the tokens of the new chain and add these tokens to the users in the ratio 1: 1. Then the exchange will start trading paired with BTC, and the new tokens also being traded paired with bitcoin. In case of a failure of the hardfork, Huobi will stop trading futures BT1 and BT2.

Huobi's New Voting Rules to Rise Criticism

The company introduced the idea of "Standing Nodes," for which the HADAX platform will invite 14 large, traditional venture capital firms to join
02 July 2018   170

New tokens voting rules changes on the HADAX platform of Huobi's cryptocurrency exchange caused a negative reaction from the community. This is reported by CoinDesk.

On Friday, Huobi published an announcement in which it said that from now on it will rely on 2 groups of funds when making decisions on listing tokens. A group of "standing nodes" will be created on the platform, 14 large traditional venture companies such as ZhenFund, FBG, Unity Ventures and Draper Dragon will be invited to participate. A group of "standing nodes" will also be formed, consisting of 31 crypto-currency venture companies, for example Node Capital, Dfund and BlockVC, chosen by voting.

Huobi launched the HADAX platform in February this year and invited users to participate in the process of selecting assets for trading using HT tokens. Later, the company introduced a mechanism that allowed well-known venture firms to obtain supernode status and help HADAX select projects before they are allowed to a public vote.

All projects for the public voting list must be supported by a Standing Node and projects that were not supported by any standing nodes will be removed from the list and votes will be refunded.
 

Updated HADAX Rules

Thus, now regular nodes have more weight in the HADAX ecosystem and can decide which tokens to allow before voting.

The decision was immediately criticized by various crypto-currency funds that accused Huobi of "discrimination and authoritarianism".

The founder of Node Capital and Huobi co-founder Du Do Jun said that he would no longer participate in the process of selecting tokens. He was joined by representatives of other funds, who also said that they do not intend to put up with the new Huobi policy and plan to withdraw their applications for the role of supernode.

I apologize for not having effectively communicated with supernodes before publishing our new decision. ... We understand that some selected nodes feel disrespected or their branding is hurt, which led to their respective responses. We build collaborations based on a win-win purpose. Partnership or not is always a free market choice. Huobi always opens its gate for partners. But HADAX must be completely revamped and we will have another major upgrade in July. In regardless of what model it will take, we think being responsible for users is of utmost importance.
 

Li Lin

CEO, Huobi Group

In response, co-founder and CEO of Huobi Group, Li Lin, wrote that the new process is designed to improve the quality of tokens on the platform, although he admitted that discussion of the solution should have more attention.