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Huobi Global – Cryptocurrency Exchange Volume and Information


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Huobi Global Huobi Global is one of the largest Asian cryptocurrency exchanges, currently domiciled in Singapore, though it was originally established in China...
Rating 4.3
Volume 24h $16 066 293 949
Change 24h 50.47%
Updated Monday, April 19, 2021 12:00:02PM UTC
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Huobi Global General Information

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Huobi Global is one of the largest Asian cryptocurrency exchanges, currently domiciled in Singapore, though it was originally established in China. Currently, Huobi Group, the company responsible for the exchange development, is operating in four countries, with its headquarters located in Singapore while the branch offices are in South Korea, Japan, and the US. Huobi also has several compliance services located in Australia, Canada, and Brazil. It has recently made some branding adjustments, and today its major offering is Huobi Global, its global crypto exchange offering an inviting platform to trade cryptocurrency - with a wide support for many altcoins and a large variety of stablecoins, alongside its own invention - HUSD, a USD-backed stablecoin. Huobi also has a token - Huobi Token, or HT - which they try to market as a utility token and are working hard to promote usage in it, for competitions, fee discounts, voting on certain matters and more.

According to the company’s official reports, Houbi Global accommodates over 5 million users who reside in more than 100 countries. 

Huobi Global was founded in 2013 by Leon Li, an accomplished computer scientist who established Huobi Global after parting with Oracle Corporation, where he worked as a computer engineer. Interestingly, Huobi Global is one of the few publicly traded cryptocurrency exchanges; a feat which the company achieved last year after performing a reverse takeover (a procedure that stipulates for the acquisition of a public company by a private one) of Pantronics Holding Ltd, a Hong Kong-based entity that produced electronic products, solenoid coils, and power supplies. Therefore, Huobi Global is fully compliant with regulations in all of the mentioned jurisdictions, though it ran into some problems with the Chinese government in 2017, after the respective authorities had imposed a ban on Bitcoin trading and ICO’s, which forced the exchange to halt all Bitcoin-related operations.

Huobi Global is a cryptocurrency exchange with Service Centers in Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shenzhen, Singapore and Tokyo. It allows users to exchange crypto for crypto, including the USDT token. Huobi Global features an advanced distributed system architecture built to protect against DDoS and other potential threats . Huobi is available for iOS and Android.

Trading with up to 5X leverage for spot trading


At one point Huobi Global was the largest digital assets exchange, encompassing more than 50% of global BTC market. However, over time, it lost its dominance, having slid to the 29th position on CoinMarketCap by reported trading volume and 22nd - by adjusted volume. The daily trading volume on Huobi Global is approximately $600 million, while the average weekly volume accounts for $4 billion and the weekly one often reaching $24 billion. 

The exchange has its native currency, Huobi Token (HT) which is tradable against other cryptocurrencies or used to cover trading fees. In the latter case, the user receives a substantial discount, a scheme that’s been propagated by Binance and a host of other cryptocurrency exchanges. Moreover, Huobi Global has recently introduced HUSD, a universal stablecoin backed by the US Dollar. As of now, Huobi Global allows for 529 trading pairs comprised of 225 crypto assets.

Access Anywhere. Deposit, withdraw, and trade 24/7 on our mobile apps for Android and iOS.

Like any reputable crypto trading platform, Huobi Global provides an option for margin trading with the standard leverage ratio of 5:1. It should be noted that margin trading is available only to the traders with the Huobi.Pro account. The daily interest rate on margin trading is established at 0.1% per day for all cryptocurrencies except Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash, and several others, leveraging which would require paying the interest rate of 0.2%.

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Huobi's User Experience is exceptional when compared to other altcoin exchanges, although not perfect. The website itself is easy to navigate and strikes a nice balance between functional, visually pleasing and elegant; The customer service surprised us, in a good way - the live chat representative became available very quickly and did their best to answer our questions. However, they still have some things to improve, mainly revise descriptions of some sections i.e Fees to make them more understandable and consequently reduce support tickets.

Huobi's performance is average, with almost all points in this category deducted due to the many allegations that Huobi allows wash trading on its platform in order to inflate volume numbers; Nevertheless, they do manage to attract significant volumes to their platform and many of the trading pairs they offer see high trading activity compared to other exchanges.

In the trust factor, Huobi receives a favorable score - although we do have a few concerns. Firstly, it is incorporated and operated from Singapore, where crypto regulations are advanced and promote blockchain startups. Second, Huobi does provide users with multiple ways to safeguard their accounts, although not enough: while 2-factor authentication is available using both SMS and Authenticator apps, the platform does not require any special confirmation if the account is logged into from an unfamiliar IP address or location, and there is no option to whitelist addresses for asset withdrawal, allowing funds to be sent to any address input.

Huobi was never hacked, even though they do present a lucrative target for attackers, and we believe the exchange takes these threats seriously and does everything in their power to shield the exchange from hacks. Is also worth mentioning that Huobi does store user funds in cold storage to restrict access to them.

To conclude, Huobi Global has managed to build a successful exchange platform, operating in the space for a long time with its reputation steadilty increasing. The exchange offers a wide variety of coins to trade across many markets, and many users choose to place their funds and trust with the company, due to their proven track record, their impressive team and their lucrative features outside the score of regular exchanges. While we do not agree with some of the business choices Huobi has made such as minting an exchange token, our rating remains impartial and Huobi certainly deserves a high score in the ultra-competitive crypto exchange landscape.

Huobi Global also has a derivative market (Huobi DM) with the flexibility of leverage ranging from 1x to 20x, though it is available only for traders from the limited number of countries. As for the order types, Huobi Global has the usual buy/sell orders as well as stop-limit orders, which could be immensely useful in stop-loss and stop-profit scenarios.

Benefits of Huobi Global


Client funds held in dedicated multi-signature cold wallets. 24/7 security monitoring. Dedicated 20,000 BTC Security Reserve Fund.

Author: Alex Paulson for Crypto-Rating.com

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