Huobi Group, the largest global blockchain company with the third largest trading volume for cryptocurrencies in the world, is celebrating its eighth anniversary in a somewhat unusual way.
Hobby told Cointelegraph on Wednesday that the company is organizing a series of events to celebrate its eighth anniversary, including free promotions and a ticket to space.
Huobi will host a competition that will give the lucky winner a real space travel experience. All Huobi Global users worldwide are eligible to enter the free competition, but with some restrictions.
“There are still health requirements for space travel, but these details will be revealed at a later date,” Jeff May, director of global strategy for Huobi Group, told Cointelegraph.
The company declined to say which space agency will provide this spaceflight to Huobi, and whether it will go through a private company such as Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin or Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
“The message we are trying to convey through this competition is that the concept of space is open to everyone, and this reflects the openness of cryptocurrencies and the Huobi platform,” Mi added.
At the end of November, Huobi’s anniversary celebration will also include Huobi’s annual online forum Summit 2021: Blockchain and Beyond. The event takes place on Monday and will include panel discussions with industry experts as well as government officials.
The list of speakers will include Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Greenspan will discuss global inflation as many investors have turned to cryptocurrencies in search of higher returns.
Greenspan is known as the main proponent of Bitcoin (BTC), and compares Bitcoin to an early form of money in the United States called the “continental currency.” He also criticized the idea of a digital central bank currency in 2019.
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Du Jun, co-founder of Huobi Group, noted that the company will continue to expand its global presence to offer innovative products and local services, starting with markets in Turkey and Brazil. To accelerate global expansion, Huobi plans to increase the number of employees from 2,300 to 3,000 by the end of 2021.
Huobi was recently forced to leave China after the Chinese government imposed another major ban on cryptocurrencies in late September. From mid-October, Huobi’s operations outside China accounted for approximately 70% of both trading volume and revenue.