Huobi Group, the world leading Blockchain Company has announced the establishment of Huobi DeFi Labs.
Huobi DeFi Labs is the platform for DeFi (Decentralized Finance) research, investment, and incubation and eco system building in DeFi space. It aims to build a better financial system in collaborations with the global crypto and DeFi community for the future.
“Huobi as the leading crypto financial services provider in Asia and worldwide, our mission is to provide the best crypto financial products and services to our users regardless it is CeFi or DeFi,” said Leon Li, founder and CEO of Huobi Group. “We are excited to join as a part of the global DeFi ecosystem and will be very honoured to work with the global community to provide the best support possible.”
The DeFi initiatives will be led by Huobi’s Chief Investment Officer Sharlyn Wu, who was a Wall Street veteran, ex UBS and also have been leading blockchain investment at China Merchant Bank International.
“Over the past two years, we have witnessed the birth and exponential growth of DeFi. The width, depth and speed of innovations are unparalleled in human history. It is exciting to see the power of permissionless economy unleashed at global scale. However, there are still many problems to be solved at theoretical and technical level.” said Sharyn Wu, Huobi’s Chief Investment Officer. “There is also a lot of investor education to do in order to bring crypto and DeFi to mainstream users. As DeFi is still in its infancy, it needs collective efforts from the global community to build and grow the space together.”
Huobi Group will allocate tens of millions of dollars to an initial investment fund, which will be managed by Huobi DeFi Labs. The team consists of 4 research and investment professionals initially.
The DeFi Labs will be focused on the following three areas:
- Research of underlying financial theories and technology
- Investment and incubation of DeFi projects
- Work with the best DeFi projects to service the entire ecosystem
DeFi and CeFi to Collectively Change the Landscapes of Traditional Finance
Sharyn Wu explains why Huobi group invests in the DeFi space and Huobi DeFi Labs’ mission: