Huobi wants to send people to space on its eighth birthday

Huobi Group, the major global blockchain company behind the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is celebrating its eighth birthday in a somewhat unusual way.

Huobi told Cointelegraph on Wednesday that the company will host a series of events as part of its eighth anniversary celebrations, including gift promotions and space travel tickets.

Huobi will host a competition to provide a lucky winner with a real experience in space. All Huobi Global users worldwide are eligible to participate in the free competition, but there are certain restrictions.

Jeff Mei, Global Strategy Director of Huobi Group, told Cointelegraph: “In order to enter space, health requirements are still required, but these details will be announced later.”

The company declined to say which space agency will provide the space travel for Huobi, or whether it will be conducted through a private company like Jeff Bezos. Blue origin Or Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technology Corporation.

“The message we are trying to convey through this game is that the concept of space is open to everyone, which reflects the openness of cryptocurrency and the Huobi platform,” May added.

Lasting until late November, Huobi’s anniversary celebration will also include the company’s annual online forum, the 2021 Huobi Summit: Blockchain and Beyond. The event will be held on Monday, with panel discussions with industry experts and government officials.

The list of speakers will include Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board. As many investors turn to cryptocurrencies in search of higher yields, Greenspan will discuss the issue of global inflation.

Greenspan is known as the main supporter of Bitcoin (Bitcoin),Compare Bitcoin to an early form of currency Known as the “mainland currency” in the United States.he still Criticizing the idea of ​​central bank digital currency In 2019.

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Du Jun, the co-founder of Huobi Group, pointed out that the company will continue to expand its global footprint, starting with the Turkish and Brazilian markets, launching innovative products and localized services. In order to strengthen its global expansion, Huobi hopes to increase the number of its global employees from 2,300 to 3,000 by the end of 2021.

After the Chinese government, Huobi was recently forced to withdraw from China Implemented another major cryptocurrency ban Late September.As of mid-October, Huobi’s business was outside China and Reach about 70% In terms of transaction volume and revenue.