Tron founder and advisor to the exchange, Justin Sun, has stated that Huobi could get a Hong Kong crypto license in six to twelve months. Specifically, Sun told Coindesk that the exchange applied to become a virtual asset service provider (VASP) last week. Additionally, Sun discussed the process of the VASP application and his belief that the crypto exchange could have an answer by the end of the year. Huobi had recently relocated to Hong Kong, aiming to launch Huobi Hong Kong by the summer. Sun was asked about embracing potential competition in the Canadian market and noted the strict regulatory standards in the country, referring to the Caribbean, Hong Kong, and Japan. There has been no verification of other cryptocurrency exchanges that have applied for a similar license, however, Coindesk reported Sun’s expectation that five to six other exchanges could make the move.
This news is good for Huobi as they are in the process of obtaining a crypto license in Hong Kong, which would allow them to operate in the region and serve customers. Other exchanges may also apply for the license, and the grace period given to the exchange could provide them with the opportunity to get approval in the next six to twelve months.
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