Huobi Global

Huobi Global

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Huobi Global exchange overview

Huobi Global is a Singaporean crypto platform with Chinese roots. It was founded in 2013 by Leon Li, a former Oracle computer engineer. On 1 August 2013, Huobi Pro launched trading simulation, and on 1 September, full-fledged Bitcoin trading opened. Due to the fact that the Chinese authorities banned crypto exchanges in 2017, Huobi began its expansion throughout entire Asia, replacing Pro with Global in its name. In Q4 of the same year, the following were established: the first branch in Seoul (in October), headquarters in Singapore (in November), and an office in Tokyo (in December). In virtue of the strategic partnership, in the summer of 2018, new branch offices were opened in San Francisco and Hong Kong. In 2019, representative offices were established in Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

The cryptocurrency platform gradually turns into an ecosystem by launching new services. To help users and the entire crypto community, the following already operate: Huobi Pool for POW mining; Huobi Wallet for POS staking and transactions; Huobi Capital business incubator for investments in crypto projects; Huobi Cloud for creating white label exchanges based on the turnkey engine; blockchain industry support funds Eco Fund and Blockchain Guiding Fund. In January 2018, the company issued Huobi Token (HT), which gives privileges on the exchange and other ecosystem services. In October 2018, a subsidiary Stcoins created a stablecoin HUSD pegged to the U.S. dollar. There are 3 additional types of trading available on the exchange: over-the-counter, margin (with leverage up to 5x), and futures.

Huobi Global advantages

  1. Nine cryptocurrencies for 27 fiat currencies available to buy and sell through the OTC service.

  2. Spot trading of 233 cryptocurrencies paired with BTC and ETH coins, USDT and HUSD stablecoins, and HT token.

  3. Proprietary index HB10, consisting of 10 liquid cryptocurrencies.

  4. The site is localised in 12 languages.

  5. Leverage with cross-margin — up to 3x, with a fixed margin — up to 5x.

  6. Basic commission for standard trading: 0.20% (the same for makers and takers).

  7. Discounts when deducting the native HT token: the commission can be reduced from 0.20% to 0.07% (seven levels depending on the number of stored tokens).

  8. Commissions for professional traders: 0.0138–0.0517% for makers, 0.0276–0.0660% for takers (depending on the trading volume) with the possibility of reducing it by another quarter when deducting HT.

  9. Commissions for over-the-counter trading: 0% for takers, 0.10–0.70% for makers (with HT, discounts are provided).

  10. Margin trading commissions: 0.0980%, with the possibility of reduction to 0.0343% by means of HT.


  • November 2013: the company raised first investments from the Zhen Fund and Dai Zhikang.

  • April 2014: the company attracted investments from Sequoia Capital.

  • June 2016: cumulative volume record set at one trillion RMB.

  • July 2017: new cumulative volume record set at four trillion RMB.

  • February 2018: HADAX subsidiary autonomous exchange was launched (in September, when upgrading to 2.0, it was called Huobi Next).

  • March 2018: the exchange set a daily trading volume record at one billion USD.

  • August 2018: Huobi Group became a public company as a result of the reverse takeover of the electronics production company Pantronics Holdings, which helped it float on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

  • September 2018: Huobi Group acquired BitTrade, a licensed Japanese exchange.

  • March 2019: Huobi Prime service launched: a platform for DPO (an analogue of IEO).

  • July 2019: Huobi Chain public blockchain was created in cooperation with the Nervos network.

The user’s USD wallet in personal account is a simulation wallet. Buying and selling coins in indices, gains or losses thereon are a virtual simulation. We are not able to conduct any transactions with real currency. *Partnership service does not offer the service of buying or selling cryptocurrencies.