Following FTX Fiasco, Huobi Discloses Asset Holdings To Pacify Crypto Customers

Zinger Key Points
  • Huobi becomes the latest crypto exchange to disclose its proof of reserves.
  • Huobi has $3.5 billion worth of digital assets in its custody.

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has disclosed the quantity and value of its digital assets held in reserves.

According to the Seychelles Islands-based company's " inexhaustive overview" of its digital asset holdings, the crypto exchange has:

  • 9.7 billion Tron TRX/USD tokens
  • around 32,000 Bitcoin BTC/USD
  • 274,000 Ethereum ETH/USD
  • And 820 million USDT USDTC/USD stablecoins.

Huobi revealed that it held $3.5 billion worth of digital assets. It also released a list of the addresses where the money is kept.

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What Happened: Huobi, which was acquired by About Capital in October, unveiled details about its digital asset holdings to quell concerned users.

Other cryptocurrency exchanges have already provided their respective proof-of-reserves via Merkle tree and completed audits before Huobi revealed its proof-of-reserves. They include Binance BNB/USD,, Deribit, Kucoin and Okx.

The cryptocurrency exchange declared that by making the display of proof of reserves a standard procedure moving forward, it will further increase user confidence.

Why It Matters: The crypto community is on edge following FTX's dramatic collapse and subsequent bankruptcy.

Prior to FTX's fall from grace, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao  unveiled plans to liquidate his company's entire FTX native token holdings. He then urged other exchanges to “do Merkle-tree proof-of-reserves.”

Disclosing the assets held in reserves increases transparency and user confidence in the exchange.

“To further enhance users’ confidence and accelerate our efforts in improving transparency, we are working to perform another Merkle Tree Proof of Reserves audit with a third party within 30 days,” the crypto exchange said in a statement.

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