On Thursday (April 18), Huobi Marketplace (formerly known as "HBUS"), the cryptoasset exchange operated by San Francisco-based company HBUS Holdco, Inc. ("HBUS"), the exclusive U.S. partner of Singapore-based Huobi Global Limited (“Huobi Global”), announced that XRP trading had become available on Huobi.com.
The Huobi Marketplace originally went live under the "HBUS" brand on 10 July 2018. Initially, trading was only available in Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Tether (USDT), Civic (CVC), Dash (DASH), and TrueUSD (TUSD). By 29 November 2018, 12 cryptoassets and 35 trading pairs were supported.
Then, on January 11, HBUS published a blog post in which the company's CEO, Frank Fu, said that HBUS had "obtained exclusive rights to use the Huobi brand in the U.S." and changed the name of its marketplace (i.e. crypto trading platform) from HBUS to Huobi. HBUS also said that it had migrated "from its previous website (www.hbus.com) to the new domain at www.huobi.com."
In a press release issued on the same day, which was also posted to its blog, HBUS explained that it would continue to be "the company operating the U.S. trading platform," while Huobi Global, Huobi Group’s flagship digital asset exchange, would continue "to operate under its own name at hbg.com."
Here is how HBUS explained the advantages of this strategic partnership with Huobi Global:
"The exclusive licensing agreement and partnership gives HBUS a reputable brand to provide U.S. traders with localized trading experience. A closer relationship also means more technological support from Huobi Global for HBUS, which will provide advanced stability and security features."
Thursday's announcement by Huobi Marketplace informed customers that in order to provide them with "carefully vetted and high-quality trading options," it was adding support for XRP:
"Starting now, you can deposit XRP on the Huobi Marketplace, and the estimated opening time for XRP trading and withdrawals will be April 19th, 2019 at 12:00AM PST. Supported XRP trading pairs include XRP/USD, XRP/BTC and XRP/USDT."
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