HUSD: The stable coin solution of the Bitcoin stock exchange Huobi

20. October 2018

The Bitcoin exchange Huobi is planning its own stable coin solution. However, instead of issuing a new token, as is currently the case with many others, the company is working on a solution to connect the existing coins.

Stable coins are a controversial issue in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Although they are theoretically very practical, they promise a one-to-one mapping of fiat currencies such as the US dollar. This allows one to switch directly between crypto and fiat when trading on the Bitcoin exchanges, without having to go through any bank accounts.

In practice, however, doubts repeatedly arise about the supposed stability of stable coins. As the Tether case has recently shown, there are currently still some problems in the implementation. Even in the sheer mass of stable coins, you can sometimes ask yourself the question: Do we really need several stable coins? A stable currency should actually be enough.

Huobi launches new Bitcoin formula review

Be that as it may, the Bitcoin exchange Huobi is now throwing its own stable Bitcoin formula review onto the market, which in turn is to represent other stable coins: the HUSD. According to the official announcement, Huobi wants to release a stable coin, which represents a total of four stable Bitcoin formula review coins. These are Paxos Standard (PAX), TrueUSD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC) and Gemini Dollars (GUSD). If you transfer stable coins to your Huobi account in the future, the stable coin balance will be displayed directly in HUSD – a conversion and an exchange into one of the stable coins will be done directly by the exchange’s own token.

Bitcoin trader scam is still to come

As you can see from the blog post, the Stable Coins PAX, TUSD, USDC and GUSD can be deposited on the Bitcoin trader scam exchange from October 16th. The trading pair USDT/HUSD for Tether will be available on the Bitcoin exchange from 22 October. The BTC/HUSD and ETH/HUSD trading pair will probably have to wait some time. Huobi first wants to evaluate the “market conditions”.

Phillip HorchPhillip Horch is head of the BTC-ECHO service and responsible for the structuring and planning of editorial content. He gained several years of editorial experience during his studies and then worked as a freelance journalist before joining BTC-ECHO as an editor in January 2018. Phillip holds a Master’s degree in Literature, Art and Media Studies from the University of Constance and the Universidad de Valpara√≠so.

After the Hard Fork – may a stock exchange retain “Bitcoin Cash”?

10. October 2018

At the beginning of August Bitcoin had to accept the first “Hard Fork”, who keeps his Bitcoins in his own wallet now has the same amount of “Bitcoin Cash”. But what if the Bitcoins are at an online exchange? Does it have to issue the new crypto coins?

An article by legal expert Dr. Bernhard Freund, lawyer and specialist lawyer for IT law (published on Planit.legal).

The hard fork – one currency becomes two

Like most crypto currencies, Bitcoin is based on a blockwise updated public transaction register, the blockchain. New blocks are continuously generated by so-called miners in a computationally intensive process (the power consumption already exceeds that of Croatia!). If the new “minted” blocks comply with the rules stored in the Bitcoin software, they are accepted by the nodes of the network and attached to the block chain. The transactions recorded therein are thus confirmed.

However, the Bitcoin concept must be adapted to the technical development and enormous growth of the network. This occasionally requires changes to the rules in the Bitcoin software. Due to the decentralized organization of the Bitcoin community, agreeing on such rule changes is a major challenge. In the worst case, part of the community will follow its own concept and accept a spin-off from the original Bitcoin currency.

This happened on August 1, 2017

Since then, part of the community has pursued its own blockchain, which on the one hand allows for much larger blocks and on the other rejects a new function called SegWit, on which the majority had agreed. By splitting the blockchain, the new, independent crypto currency Bitcoin Cash was created parallel to the Bitcoin.