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   310

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.

 

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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 

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   286

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.