Founded in 2013, Huobi Group is a world-leading company in the digital economy industry, with a mission to make breakthroughs in core blockchain technologies and integration of blockchain technology with other industries. Surrounding the upstream and downstream sectors, Huobi Group has expanded into industry blockchain, public chain, digital assets trading and wallet, digital economy research, etc., and has established a global industry ecosystem for the digital economy.

Huobi Group is licensed for digital asset services in many countries and regions across the globe. It has established regulated entities in many countries and regions, including Japan, South Korea, Gibraltar, and more. With the principle of globalization, professionalism, compliance, and diversification, Huobi Group is dedicated to providing safe and trustworthy Internet of Value (IoV) services to its tens of millions of users in more than 100 countries and regions.

  • 2013Year
    In September, · Huobi is established;
  • 2014Year
    In April, · Huobi became the world's largest digital asset trading platform with a cumulative trading volume of over $20 billion
  • 2017Year
    In October, · Huobi first initiated its globalization strategy by establishing Huobi Korea
  • 2018Year
    In April, · Together with 20+ institutions including the Fifth Institute of Electronics of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Huobi China jointly drafted and formulated the first "Grading Evaluation Specification for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Information System" in China
    In August, · Huobi Group acquired Pantronics Holdings Ltd (01611.HK), which was renamed "Huobi Technology" afterwards
    In September, ·Huobi Japan obtained the exchange license (No. 00007)
    In September, ·Huobi China set up its headquarters
    In December, ·Obtained Gibraltar's DLT license in Europe
  • 2019Year
    In January, ·Huobi Korea obtained investment from the Danal Group and passed ISO27001 certification in September of this year
    In June, ·The Blockchain Branch of China Software Industry Association (CSIA), Huobi China, CC Capital and other institutions jointly established the Blockchain Information Disclosure Trustworthy Alliance
    In December, ·The Hainan Blockchain Ecosystem Alliance was established. The first batch of alliance members include Huobi China and a dozen companies from the Hainan Free Trade Port Blockchain Pilot Zone
    In December, · Huobi Group undertook the World's first ministerial blockchain forum - The Hainan Digital Economy and Blockchain International Cooperation Forum
  • 2020Year
    In March, · Huobi China joined BGIN, an international blockchain non-profit organization, becoming its founding member and the only Chinese member on board
    In June, · Huobi Charity was selected in the "China’s Top Charitable Donor" list and awarded the title of "Annual Charity Role Model"
    In June, · Chongqing Big Data Application and Development Administration and Chongqing Yubei district government signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Huobi China to jointly promote the construction of Chongqing's blockchain industry ecosystem

    In October, · Huobi Education principal Yu Jianing was elected as the 2021 rotating chairman of the China Communications Industry Association Blockchain Specialized Committee
  • 2021Year
    In January, · Huobi Korea obtained the Information Security Management System Certification (ISMS) from the Korea Internet & Security Agency
    In January, · Huobi Charity was approved for the Gibraltar charity license

Note -- the compliance process of affiliated companies

Huobi Tech got the approval from the Hong Kong SFC to conduct Type 4 and Type 9 regulated activities in July 2020 and the Trust Company License in Nevada USA in December 2020. In March 2021, it was approved to issue Hong Kong’s first VA fund with the active investment strategy. In April 2021, Huobi Trust was registered in Hong Kong.

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Team Members

Leon Li

Chairman, Founder&CEO

As an alumnus of Tsinghua University’s Department of Automation, Leon Li is a serial entrepreneur and previously worked for Oracle (the world’s largest database vendor) before he established Huobi Group in 2013. He is a pioneer in research and promotion of the blockchain technology as he developed the company into a leading player in the digital economy.

  • Du Jun


    As a veteran in the internet and tech space, Mr. Du Jun, cofounder, has also previously worked for top-tier internet companies such as Tencent and Comsenz Inc. Mr. Du is an early practitioner and explorer in the blockchain industry and an early blockchain investor who is also the founding partner of the Jinse Business Media and the founder of Node Capital.

  • Simon Wu

    CSO Chief Security Officer

    Simon Wu used to work for Didi Chuxing, NSFOCUS (a cybersecurity leader), and multiple government organizations. He has extensive technical research and management experience regarding information security, business security and risk management.

  • Roy Zhu

    CTO Chief Technology Officer

    Mr. Roy Zhu has rich working and management experience. He was the partner and senior vice president of Jinshan Cloud, a technical expert in Alibaba, the head of Taobao's local life business line, and the head of Youku product technology center. During his tenure at the Alibaba group, he led the research and development of Taobao's core system as the technical expert. As the senior technical manager, he served as the chairman of Youku product technical committee.