Crypto Exchanges Huobi, Poloniex to Form 'Strategic Partnership'

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has said it will form a "strategic partnership" with Poloniex a week after denying rumours that the two firms were planning to merge.

"The two exchanges will progressively cooperate in multiple business aspects including HT ecosystem development, project connectivity, liquidity sharing, and global compliance - committing to build the world's top trading platform and gaining the trust of users," Huobi announced on Wednesday.

Top performing projects on Poloniex, as evaluated by Huobi's advisor board, will be mooted for listing directly on Huobi.

It was first reported on Nov. 25 that the two exchanges would merge, with Justin Sun, founder of the Tron network, saying that it was possible in the future. Huobi however said the rumours were "categorically untrue."

Sun is involved with both exchanges. He was part of an investor group which acquired Poloniex in 2019 and is now also an adviser to Huobi.

Huobi Global was founded in China in 2013 and is one of Asia's largest crypto platforms. It is currently planning to move to the Caribbean.

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