HashKey Trade, the primary licensed retail digital asset change registered in Hong Kong, introduced its official launch right now. Along with executives from the HKSAR authorities, top-tier banks, insurers, and Massive 4 auditing companies, HashKey held the grand launch in Hong Kong.
Strictly adhering to the SFC’s person registration and KYC necessities, the HashKey Trade platform helps USD and HKD fiat deposits and withdrawals, and can initially assist buying and selling in BTC/USD, and ETH/USD, with plans to introduce extra markets following regulatory pointers.
The change, which received approval back in November of 2022 is providing a zero-fee promotion, delivering all customers zero fee buying and selling on all transactions.
Hong Kong’s First Licensed Retail Digital Asset Trade
Livio Weng, COO of HashKey Group, unveiled the next-generation high-performance buying and selling system, the “HEX Engine,” supporting 5,000 transactions per second (TPS).
Weng additionally introduced a complete improve to institutional enterprise options, providing strong API interfaces and enhanced account administration options (together with the Omnibus Account) to supply brokerage and institutional shoppers with deeper buying and selling liquidity and smoother experiences.
As a licensed entity below the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Fee, HashKey Trade has devoted substantial assets to establishing a local compliance product framework.
Protecting a complete spectrum together with person admission inspection, anti-money laundering (AML) inspection, transaction monitoring, and mental property (IP) oversight, creating an entire regulatory closed-loop system. This method spans the whole lot of inside operational processes, making certain a sturdy compliance safeguard for traders.
- Fiat Forex Deposits & Withdrawals: In partnership with main industrial banks, HasKey presents USD/HKD fiat forex deposit and withdrawal companies, permitting direct transfers between financial institution accounts and HashKey fiat accounts. Direct USD and HKD transfers from financial institution accounts are supported.
- Fiat Buying and selling Pairs: Offering retail clients with fiat buying and selling pairs equivalent to BTC/USD and ETH/USD, with plans to assist further fiat currencies and pairs, together with HKD sooner or later.
- Licensed Custody: Impartial licensed custody system topic to common inspections by the securities regulators. HashKey holds a TCSP (Belief or Firm Service Supplier) license.
- Chilly and Scorching Pockets Separation: 98% of digital belongings are saved in chilly wallets and a couple of% in sizzling wallets, making certain the safety of the vast majority of belongings.
- Asset Insurance coverage: HashKey Trade pioneers within the business by introducing skilled insurance coverage establishments to supply insurance coverage for consumer belongings below custody.
- Authoritative Auditing: The platform strictly adheres to regulatory necessities, present process audits and compliance checks by the Massive 4 accounting companies, absolutely complies with varied regulatory provisions, establishing itself as one of the crucial safe exchanges globally.
Setting Sail within the Web3 Period in Hong Kong
The HashKey Trade Grand Launch was held right now on the Maritime Museum Central, Hong Kong.
Dr. Xiao Feng, Chairman and CEO of HashKey Group, introduced the official launch of HashKey Trade and its retail buying and selling companies. Mr. Lu Weiding, Chairman of Wanxiang Group, joined 10 distinguished visitors in turning the symbolic “helm,” marking the beginning of Hong Kong’s Web3 period.
Joseph Chan Ho-lim, JP, Undersecretary for Monetary Companies and the Treasury, Dr. Jimmy Chiang, Affiliate Director, InvestHK, Norman Chan Tak-lam, GBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Web3 Affiliation delivered their speeches, extending their congratulations to HashKey Trade for its official launch and providing insights into the event of the Web3 business in Hong Kong.