The Huobi exchange has announced the new members of its expert advisory committee.
They are eight people recognized by all as experts in the fields of blockchain and technology, with experience in academia, financial investment and industry.
Here are the names:
- Steve Hoffman, the “Godfather” of the Silicon Valley Startups,
- Xiaolei Liu, Professor of Finance and Accounting and Director of Blockchain Lab at Guanghua School of Management, Beijing University,
- Ooi Beng Chin, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Singapore (SNAS) and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS),
- Don Tapscott, CEO of the Tapscott Group, the “father” of Digital Economy,
- Jeffrey Wernick, the leading investor in Airbnb, Uber and Bitcoin,
- Lon Wong, founder and CEO of ProximaX,
- ihan Wu, co-founder and co-CEO of Bitmain,
- Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, former senior manager of Facebook.
All these are very important names, some of which with a considerable experience in the cryptocurrency sector, such as Jihan Wu of Bitmain, some with a substantial background in the digital economy, like Don Tapscott, and others with high-sounding surnames, such as Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook.
Their work will consist of providing professional advice and insights on basic technology, industrial applications, the study of business models and other technical and financial aspects related to blockchain technology.
Huobi Group’s goal is to start “a new era of self-financing on a global scale” so that the blockchain industry can live up to the opportunities of these times.
But there is more.
According to the South China Morning Post, the exchange is also launching five new partnerships to open trading platforms in other countries.
These include a partnership with Yatai International Holding Group, Vnesheconombank, Chi Fu Group, Asia International Finance Holdings and Dbank Group.
These partnerships will launch cryptocurrency exchanges in the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia and Canada.
Thanks to the new Huobi Cloud, which debuted last month, it is possible to launch trading platforms similar to Huobi that also include functions of wallet compensation and asset management.
Other exchanges are also announcing interesting new features, such as Binance which is launching Binance LCX, a joint venture with the Liechtenstein fiat-to-crypto exchange LCX.
Binance to date does not allow fiat currency trading, so a partnership with an exchange that does is strategic.
Binance LCX will be entrusted with customer service, legal requirement verification, due diligence, KYC and AML procedures, and government communications.
The first fiat currencies to be exchanged for crypto will be Swiss francs (CHF) and euros (EUR).
Bitfinex, on the other hand, in an exclusive interview with Cryptonomist, announced that they are considering a possible move to Switzerland, probably because of the relationship they are trying to build with the local regulatory authorities.
In short, the relationship between crypto exchanges and the new financial world that has been developing in recent years continues to become increasingly solid and tight.
Crypto exchanges are slowly becoming the protagonists of the financial sector that has snubbed them for so long