Huobi has withdrawn 14 million Huobi Tokens (HT) from the open market. The move is part of the cryptocurrency exchange’s plan that seeks to stabilize the altcoin price as well as create new incentives for users by curbing inflation. An Ethereum address is to store the withdrawn tokens expected to form a reverse fund.
By slashing down 14 million tokens, the exchange has essentially reduced the supply of tokens from their initial supply of 310 million coins. The reduction comes at a time when the altcoin has picked up some pace, its value having skyrocketed in recent months on the broader cryptocurrency sector turning bullish.
The Singapore-based exchange has not been able to burn the tokens at a consistent rate as revenues have continued to fluctuate quarter over quarter. Strong revenue in the recent quarter has allowed the firm to buy more tokens at a rate that is 116% greater.
This is not the first time that Huobi has moved to reduce the supply of Huobi Tokens from the market. Since early last year, the firm has slashed its HT supply in the market by 20% by using its revenues to buy back the tokens.
Future Burn Cycle
Following the recent burn cycle, Huobi says it will no longer withdraw tokens from the market using the traditional buyback method. Instead, the crypto exchange intends to use tokens from the HT Tiered deduction program to reduce the Huobi Tokens supply in the market.
The next burn cycle will also target tokens from team holding as well as those held in the open market. Depending on how the token performs in the market, the firm intends to initiate monthly burns.
The Huobi network continues to grow at an impressive rate as evidenced by increased membership to the Huobi Prime and Fast Track programs. “The rest of 2019 will see even more improvements and innovations coming from Huobi,” said Huobi Group CEO Leon Li.
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