Huobi Opens First Russian Office in Partnership with State Bank’s Digital Tech Center
Huobi has launched its first branch in Russia in partnership with local state-owned VEB bank’s blockchain and crypto center.
The Moscow-based exchange, dubbed Huobi Russia, is established in partnership with the state-owned Russian Development Bank’s (VEB) Digital Transformation Center and supported by Huobi’s regional exchange partnership program, Huobi Cloud.
The Center of Digital Transformation was created by VEB to promote blockchain and other crypto-related technologies, as its website states.
Back in September of this year, Huobi first joined Russia’s VEB Innovation Fund and became a resident of the Digital Transformation Center to share experience on crypto regulation, with the fund’s CEO claiming that Huobi’s expertise will assist in building a “legal basis that could compete with current promising jurisdictions.”
Speaking at a private event on Thursday, Huobi senior business director David Chen claimed that the launch of Huobi Russia will help to promote the company’s “leading technology and trading expertise to Russian users,” including such skills as “un