The Singapore-headquartered company has reportedly expanded its staff from 400 employees in early 2018 to more than 1,300 people by 2019, with 15 offices in 12 countries and regions, as Huobi CEO Leon Li said.
Huobi’s over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk has reportedly become one of the most traded OTC platforms worldwide, while the recently launched service Huobi Cloud has managed to enter in more than 100 partnerships over six months.
The company also noted its progress in Huobi’s key markets such as the United States, Japan, and South Korea. In the U.S. Huobi’s strategic partner, which has been recently rebranded from HBUS to Huobi.com, has obtained a Money Services Business (MSB) license from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The company launched fiat-to-crypto trading services on Feb. 5.
In Japan, Huobi has reportedly obtained one of the first 17 crypto licenses ever issued through their merger BitTrade that was re-launched in January this year. The crypto exchange also acquired a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) license from Gibraltar to provide compliant blockchain asset trading in Europe.