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Huobi to Set Up Headquarters in Singapore (Report)

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The large cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has picked Singapore for its Asian headquarters, according to a recent report.

Despite its regulatory issues in Singapore, Huobi Global has chosen the country as its regional headquarters. The exchange will have another one set up in Europe.

  • Bloomberg reported Huobi’s intentions earlier on November 30th, citing the exchange’s co-founder Du Jun.
  • Singapore will become the company’s new headquarters since it’s unable to continue operating from China following the massive crackdown on anything even remotely connected to the cryptocurrency space.
  • It’s worth noting that Huobi had offices in Singapore for years, but the decision now is to move all basis of operations to the city-state.
  • Du Jun further explained that the exchange is looking for a regional HQ in Europe, which could be in France or the UK. Interestingly, Binance is also examining France as such an option.
  • Picking Singapore as regional HQ is somewhat of a surprising move from Huobi, given the recent regulatory hurdles.
  • Earlier in November, the company announced that it will stop servicing users based in Singapore as of March 31st, 2022.
  • “To comply with local laws and regulations, Huobi Global has ceased account registration for new users in Mainland China. Huobi Global will gradually retire existing Mainland China user accounts by 24:00 (UTC+8) on Dec 31, 2021, and ensure the safety of users’ assets.” – said the company at the time.

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