Huobi cryptocurrency alternate has confirmed plans to put off 20% of its workers as a part of the continued restructuring following Justin Solar’s acquisition of the agency.

“The deliberate layoff ratio is about 20%, however it isn’t carried out now,” a spokesperson for Huobi stated in a press release to Cointelegraph on Jan. 6. The consultant emphasised that the allegations on Huobi firing as many as 40% workers is a rumor.


Huobi has established a brand new organizational construction after the brand new shareholders have taken over, the spokesperson stated, including that the agency has adjusted the enterprise departments.

“With the present state of the bear market, a really lean crew can be maintained going ahead. The personnel optimization goals to implement the model technique, optimize the construction, enhance effectivity and return to the highest three,” Huobi stated.

Within the assertion, Huobi additionally pressured that current media allegations on the cryptocurrency alternate’s purported insolvency are unfaithful. The corporate’s consultant acknowledged:

“We’re conscious of the feedback relating to the Huobi App and the security of person property. Such unfounded and inflammatory rumors not solely injury Huobi’s model picture, however in the end have an effect on the pursuits of Huobi customers.”

The information comes shortly after Solar publicly addressed rumors of Huobi’s insolvency, saying that the enterprise state of the alternate was wonderful and person property had been absolutely protected. He additionally promised that Huobi will “absolutely respect the authorized calls for of native workers.”

As beforehand reported, Huobi founder and majority shareholder Leon Li sold his total stake within the crypto alternate to Solar-linked About Capital in October 2022. Apparently, Huobi subsequently launched its reorganization efforts as some key executives left the corporate quickly after Solar took over the agency.

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A former Huobi worker instructed Cointelegraph that he left the agency a few months in the past as a part of a broader transition when it was rumored that Solar was buying Huobi.

“From what I do know, there was a administration shakeup first,” the previous worker famous, asking to stay nameless. In response to the supply, Huobi Group chief monetary officer Lily Zheng left the corporate a few months in the past as nicely.

Huobi didn’t instantly reply to follow-up questions from Cointelegraph.