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Huobi Partners With Global Digital Finance (GDF) to Develop the Digital Asset Industry & Improve Market Integrity

By ET Bureau - August 01, 2019 2 Mins Read

Huobi, Global Digital Finance

Huobi, a leading global digital asset service provider, is pleased to announce it is partnering with industry group Global Digital Finance (GDF) to develop best practices and standards within the digital assets community. Huobi now sits on the organization’s Patron Board and Advisory Council alongside other crypto leaders like Circle, Coinbase, ConsenSys, DLA Piper, Diginex, Hogan Lovells, and R3.

“As a Patron Member of Global Digital Finance, Huobi is honored and delighted to work with top institutions all over the world. Through our efforts, we have infinite faith in promoting the development of this industry while addressing major issues surrounding market integrity, compliance, practice standards, and business models. Huobi believes blockchain technology could benefit our society, and we will continue to devote ourselves to this case,” says Chris Lee, CFO of Huobi.

The Patron Board supports the GDF organization in the development of its global strategy and by growing the community membership of firms who wish to adhere to GDF’s Code of Conduct. As part of its efforts on the board, Huobi now co-chairs GDF’s Market Integrity Working Group, where it will help address issues like wash trading, market manipulation, and other abusive practices. “Maintaining the public’s trust that markets are fair and transparent is crucially important if we want our industry to grow,” said Josh Goodbody, Head of Europe & the Americas, Huobi Global Sales and Institutional Business. “Co-chairing the Market Integrity working allows us to lead from the front on issues like these.”

Teana Baker-Taylor, GDF’s Executive Director agreed. “Integrity and credibility of crypto markets are currently major hurdles for mainstream and institutional adoption of digital assets, as well as a key concern for regulators,” she said. “The goal of GDF’s Market Integrity Working Group is to devise a set of pragmatic, implementable guidelines that, if adopted by digital asset service providers, will promote a fair, ethical and transparent industry.”

As part of the partnership with GDF, Huobi has also registered its self-attestation for its licensed service provider to the GDF Registry, committing to adopt the GDF Code of Conduct, including Part I: Introduction and Overarching Principles and Part III: Principles for Token Trading Platforms.


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