HT Operations Quarterly Report (Q4 2022)

Dear Huobi Users,

Greetings from Huobi! We thank you for your continuous support and trust in HT.


I. HT Burn Data in Q4 2022

653,000 HT (approx. 4,174,000 USDT) were burned on Huobi in the 4th Quarter of 2022. As Huobi steps up its burning mechanism, a total of 296.162 million HT was burned as of Jan 15, 2023.

The quarterly circulating deflation rate was 0.3%. (Note: circulating deflation rate = HT burned at time T * (15%/20%) / circulating supply at time T-1 = 653,000 HT * (15%/20%) / 162.3 million HT)

Current circulating supply: 162.19 million HT

Current total supply: 203.84 million HT


To learn more about our former HT burning mechanism, please refer to:

Huobi's Announcement on the Results of Community Poll on Optimizing HT Burning Mechanism

Huobi Releases HT Operations Monthly Report (November 2022) and Will Burn HT Quarterly

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II. Announcement on Upgrading HT Burning Mechanism

In December 2022, Huobi decided to adjust the burning mechanism in response to the voices and feedback from the HT community. More transparency will be provided and the monthly burning will be upgraded to quarterly burning to be in line with the common practice of the leading crypto exchanges. This new burning mechanism takes effect in Q1 of 2023. Under the new mechanism, the number of HT burned in October, November, and December 2022 is to be announced on January 15, 2023. The number of HT burned in the first quarter of 2023 will be published on April 15, 2023. We will not announce the monthly HT burn data on February 15 and March 15, 2023. After that, the burned amount in each quarter will be published on the 15th of the first month of the next quarter.


What is the HT burning mechanism?

Huobi allocates 20% of its revenue to burn HT.

Huobi's revenue includes:

1. Trading fees from spot, futures, and OTC trading, as well as coin conversion.

2. Interest on isolated margin loans, cross margin loans, and OTC loans.

3. Withdrawal fees.

Revenue from various businesses/products/services, such as margin trading.


We will burn HT quarterly rather than monthly and disclose details to the public on a regular basis, as a part of our efforts to continuously improve the openness and transparency of HT burn.


The number of HT burned is calculated by the formula:

H = R1 * 20% / P2


R (Huobi’s revenue) includes:

1. Trading fees from spot, futures, and OTC trading, as well as coin conversion.

2. Interest on isolated margin loans, cross margin loans, and OTC loans.

3. Withdrawal fees.

Revenue from various businesses/products/services, such as margin trading.

Calculation formula of P (HT's average price):

P = Σ (Daily HT amount received * Daily HT opening price) / Quarterly HT amount received


Since the launch of our HT empowerment plan, HT has seen continuous growth with the support of the community. By aligning itself with industry leaders, Huobi is well positioned to make our HT burning mechanism more transparent and refined. More importantly, this upgrade shows that we are constantly reforming HT and growing with the community, which will speed up our return to the top 3.


III. Institutional Data

TokenInsight: Huobi's turnover reached US$124.7 billion in Q4 of 2022.

According to TokenInsight data, the turnover of Huobi’s spot and derivative products in Q4 2022 reached US$124.7 billion.

(Note: The above data is independently published by a third-party research institution. Huobi is only citing third-party data and is not legally responsible for such information.)


IV. Media Coverage

Cointelegraph: Huobi announces plans to launch the Huobi Visa Card

Huobi, one of the world’s leading virtual asset exchanges announced plans to issue the Huobi Visa Card worldwide, with the aim to bring a more efficient fiat-to-crypto gateway for its users and promote the development of the virtual assets industry, on Dec 22. Justin Sun, a member of Huobi’s Global Advisory Board, said, “This launch of the Huobi Visa Card marks a significant milestone in Huobi’s push toward making virtual assets available to all. Huobi and Visa are both prominent leaders in their respective industries, and with the Huobi-branded card, we hope to contribute toward global financial inclusion.”

Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto at Visa, said, “Visa wants to serve as the bridge between the crypto ecosystem and our global network of merchants and financial institutions. We’re excited to work with innovative platforms like Huobi to make it easy and seamless for consumers to spend from a crypto balance—anywhere Visa is accepted.” The Huobi Visa Card will be linked to Huobi users’ accounts. With this card, Huobi users will be able to conveniently convert and pay for goods or services at the 80 million merchant locations worldwide that accept Visa, using the virtual assets balance in their Huobi accounts.


We sincerely appreciate our community members' long-term support and contribution to the HT ecosystem. With your continued support, we firmly believe that we will build a stronger future for HT.


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