Huobi is one of the most famous and largest central crypto exchanges. Now that rumors have spread that Chinese authorities have arrested Huobi’s COO, investors are withdrawing huge amounts of money from the stock market. In this article, we look at what exactly happened in detail, how Huobi positions itself in relation to the rumors and what has to be considered in general with central exchanges.
Rumors of arrest of Huobi COO
The crypto world is extremely fast moving. As a result, rumors spread dynamically and impulsively. First assumptions are making the rounds via Twitter, so that there is speculation about facts – even before they are finally clarified.
This phenomenon is both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, bullish and euphoric news can be made quickly accessible. On the other hand, this flood of information quickly leads to rumors, which in retrospect turn out to be false reports.
Let us now see these words as a small digression and consider the current rumors about Huobi.
Rumors spread on Twitter that Huobi’s COO , namely Zhu Jiawei, had been arrested by the Chinese authorities. Jiawei himself is an extremely well-known personality in China in the cryptospace and is therefore often referred to as Huobi’s „PR guy“.
After these rumors spread via Twitter, the central crypto exchange reacted quickly and wrote a statement itself. In this, she said that she could assure you in good conscience that the rumors surrounding the arrests were false.
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The exchange also emphasized that it uses a multi-signature system based on 15 keys. In other words, even if the rumors were true, it shouldn’t lead to a withdrawal freeze.
Despite these security confessions , investors in the platform probably had to think about the case of OKEx .
Another tweet from CryptoWhale also shows a massive outflow of Bitcoin, which is being withdrawn from the exchange.