Huobi Globals Ban on U.S. Customers Could Rattle Huobi Token (HT)
With Huobi Global exiting the U.S. market, its native token could be a casualty. | Image: shutterstock.com
- Huobi Global will disable the accounts of U.S.-based customers.
- HBUS welcomes Huobi Globals users.
- The move could impact the price of Huobi Token (HT).
Huobi Global announced Monday it will freeze the accounts of its U.S. customers in order to comply with domestic regulations. The move could have severe implications for Huobi Token (HT), the companys native cryptocurrency.
Complying with Laws and Regulations
In a blog post, the worlds third-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Huobi Global, announced that it had been steadily disabling the accounts of its U.S. customers. Now, the firm plans to cut off all the remaining U.S. accounts on Nov. 13. The decision was made to comply with U.S. laws and regulations based on the companys user agreement.
In line with the laws and regulations of the United States with respect to crypto-assets, our User Agreement expressly prohibits users in the United States from using our platform. For that reason… we will freeze all US user accounts from 13 November 2019 (GMT+8) onwards, reads the announcement.
The Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange also asked its users to return borrowed funds in margin trading and to withdraw all assets. Despite disabling U.S. based customer accounts, the firm does not plan to exit the U.S. market.
Huobi Global is encouraging its customers to migrate to its exclusive U.S. strategic partner, HBUS, a cryptocurrency exchange dedicated to serving American customers. The San Francisco-based exchange operates independently from Huobi Global, including running its own order book. Last year, the company made sure to emphasize in a Medium post that it is a separate entity.
HBUS is not an arm, subsidiary, division, or any type of affiliate of Huobi. Nor is HBUS to be referenced as Huobi US or any variant thereof. HBUS is the exclusive US strategic partner of Huobi.
As Huobi Global deprives American citizens of using its platform, it is also preventing them from investing in its native crypto, Huobi Token. Closing such a vast market could affect the value of its cryptocurrency.
Huobi Token (HT) Technical Analysis
Despite recent developments, Huobi Tokens technical indicators looks bullish in the long-term.
The moving average convergence divergence (MACD), which helps determine changes in a given trend, recently turned bullish on HTs 3-day chart. The crossover between the 12 and 25-three-day exponential MA increased the odds for an upswing that could take Huobi Token into higher highs.
The last time this bullish crossover occurred under this time frame was between May 19-22. The cross was succeeded by a 109% rally that took HT from a low of $2.55 to a high of $5.35 on Aug. 9.
Even though the MACD is estimating higher prices, the TD sequential indicator forecasts a correction before a further upward move. The correction could last up to four days.
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