Introduction

Huobi Group is a leading global digital asset financial service provider. Upholding the idea of “empowering financial services and liberating global wealth” as our mission and “putting users first” as our concept, Huobi Group is committed to providing secure, professional, credible and quality services for its global users.

Since its establishment in 2013, Huobi Group has been financed by ZhenFund and Sequoia Capital. Its accumulative turnover has exceeded 1.2 trillion USD and once became the world's largest digital asset exchange with a global share of 50%. Currently, Huobi Group has invested in more than sixty upstream and downstream enterprises. It has established compliance service teams in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Hong Kong to deliver its secure and credible digital asset trading and asset management services to millions of users in over 130 countries.

Milestones
  • 2013Year
    In September, · Huobi.co, the Bitcoin spot trading platform, is launched;
    In November, · Huobi raised investment from ZhenFund and Angel Investment;
    In December, · Huobi became China's largest digital asset trading platform with a cumulative turnover of over 30 billion RMB;
  • 2014Year
    In April, · Huobi became the world's largest digital asset trading platform with a cumulative turnover of over 120 billion RMB;
    In April, · raised investment from Sequoia Capital;
  • 2015Year
    In April, · Huobi sponsored the "Digital Asset Research Project" at the Internet Finance Laboratory of Wudaokou Finance Institute of Tsinghua University (formerly the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China);
  • 2016Year
    In June, · the cumulative turnover reached 1 trillion RMB;
    In July, · Huobi Research published the first easy-to-understand and science-based work "Blockchain: Defining a New Financial and Economic Future";
    In November, · Cumulative turnover of Huobi Group has reached 1.7 trillion RMB, accounting for more than 50% of the global bitcoin exchange market.
    In December, · Huobi co-sponsored China's first Fintech Digital Asset Alliance (Shenzhen) and the Fintech Research Institute under the guidance of the Shenzhen Municipal Government;
    In December, · Cumulative turnover of Huobi Group reached 2 trillion RMB;
  • 2017Year
    In July, · Cumulative turnover of Huobi Group reached 4 trillion RMB;
    In October, · Huobi initiated its global strategic layout by establishing Huobi Korea Team and putting it into official operation;
    In November, · Huobi Global was officially launched and started operation with cumulative turnover of the first month exceeding 4.6 billion USD. The Singapore Operation Team was also estalibshed.
    In December, · Huobi completed its business layout in Japan with the Group's cumulative turnover exceeding 850 billlion USD;
  • 2018Year
    In January, · Huobi Token was launched;
    In February, · Huobi Autonomous Digital Asset Exchange (HADAX) was launched to support vote for listing;
    In March, · Huobi Korea, Pool, Global Ecosystem Fund and Global Elites will be available soon.
    In March, · Huobi signed a cooperation agreement with 360 Group on financial technology security service;
    In March, · Huobi signed a cooperation agreement with the Data Science Institute of Imperial College London on the research of digital currency trading data;
    In March, · Huobi signed a cooperation agreement with Blockchain Global on co-building Huobi Australia with strategic investment;
    In April, · Cumulative turnover of the Group exceeded 1 trillion USD;
    In July, · Huobi Cloud was officially launched.
    In August, · the Group acquired Pantronics Holdings Ltd (01611.HK), a Hong Kong-based listed company.
    In August, · cumulative turnover of the Group exceeded 1.2 trillion USD.
    In September, · the Group acquired BitTrade, a licensed exchange based in Japan.

Team Members

Leon Li

Chairman, Founder&CEO

Leon Li is founder and CEO of Huobi Group. As an alumnus of Tsinghua University’s Department of Automation, Leon became an early pioneer and a serial entrepreneur in the field of financial technology. Before establishing Huobi Group in 2013 and building it into one of the world’s leading providers of financial services in digital assets, Leon was a computer engineer at Oracle, the world’s largest database provider.

  • Jiawei Zhu

    COO Chief Operating Officer

    Robin Zhu is in charge of the Operation Center Management of Huobi Group, who has rich experience on Corporate Management, Practical Data Analysis and Operational Management. He has worked for Oracle and Capgemini Consulting before. He also has solid experience and in-depth research in the blockchain industry, and a unique insight on blockchain security and big data application.

  • Xianfeng Cheng

    CTO Chief Technology Officer

    Mars Cheng is head of the Huobi Technological Research and Development Center. He is a member of the China National Committee of Internet Financial Security Experts and the Blockchain Professional Committee of the China Computer Society. Prior to Huobi , Mars was Chief Operating Officer of OneAPM, and VP of Building Block Technology. He was also an early promoter of MongoDB and Docker in China.

  • Chris Lee

    CFO Chief Financial Officer
    & Board Secretary

    Chris takes charge of finance, administration, legal, global business development, M&A, capital market, and corporate governance of Huobi Group. He was the CEO of OKEx, CFO of OKC Group and PAX Global Technology Ltd (0327.HK). Chris has over 15 years' experience in corporate governance, strategic planning & execution, global expansion and capital market in digital payment and fintech.

  • Simon Wu

    CSO Chief Security Officer

    Simon Wu, the CSO of Huobi Group, is currently in charge of company security and risk control management. Before joining Huobi, Simon previously worked at Didi Chuxing, NSFOCUS, international consulting firms, and government institutions, where he has gained extensive technical research and management experience regarding information security, business security and rick management.

  • Bessie Pang

    CHO Chief Human Resource Officer

    Bessie Pang is in charge of the human resource and administration management of Huobi Group. With many years of experience in human resource in listed companies, she has been a senior HR expert and a lecturer for Tsinghua University, and a counsel of college students' employment for many top universities. She has also featured in many career-related reality TV shows.

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