Huobi to Reply on Faking Trading Volumes Accusations

Huobi did not find any evidence of systematic abuse, CEO Huobi Global said
31 May 2019   706

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.

ETH May Become Security After POS Migration,- CFTC

At the moment, according to the head of CFTC, Ethereum is more likely an exchange commodity rather than a security, but it may change 
14 November 2019   84

The head of the Commission for derivatives trading (CFTC) Heath Tarbert expressed the opinion that cryptocurrencies involved in the cryptocurrency using the Proof-of-Stake algorithm can be considered as securities. It is reported by Decrypt.

Earlier, the head of the CFTC said that in its current form, Ethereum is more likely an exchange commodity rather than a security. However, I am sure Tarbert, over time, the status of an asset may change. For example, a security can become a commodity and vice versa.

We are thinking carefully about it.
 

Heath Tarbert

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The popular Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm involves the use of “stake” as a resource that determines which particular node receives the right to mine the next block. Higher chances to generate the next block are received by the node with greater balance.

Recently, staking services that promise customers a return on investment in PoS assets have become popular. According to some experts, these services could potentially violate the provisions of the Howie test, such as having a joint venture, as well as an investment contract involving two parties.

At the same time, Tarbert spoke out against an aggressive approach to regulating cryptocurrencies, which could suppress innovation and hinder the strengthening of the US position in the innovation sphere.

Clarity and consistency is the first step to leadership.
 

Heath Tarbert

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Earlier, Heath Tarbert expressed the view that regulated futures based on Ethereum will soon appear on the market.