How to buy Huobi BTC (HBTC) in the UK

A beginner's guide to buying and selling HBTC in the UK.

Huobi BTC
-$2,103.58 (-5.03%)

How to buy Huobi BTC

Look for an exchange that supports both fiat and cryptocurrency to simplify buying Huobi BTC.

  1. Open an account on an exchange that supports HBTC.
    Jump to our table to compare popular options — just remember that most exchanges require an email address, phone number and proof of ID to register.
  2. Deposit funds into your account.
    Fund your account with a bank transfer, pay with a credit or debit card or deposit cryptocurrency from a crypto wallet to buy Huobi BTC.
  3. Buy Huobi BTC.
    Complete your Huobi BTC purchase and then find the best wallet to store HBTC.
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

What is Huobi BTC?

Huobi is a major cryptocurrency exchange primarily focused on the Asian market. Alongside the cryptocurrency exchange, it also operates the eighth largest Bitcoin mining pool in the world.

Huobi BTC is an ERC-20 token issued on the Ethereum blockchain. It's designed to track the price of Bitcoin. The HBTC token is 100% backed by BTC, which means it can maintain a 1:1 peg. It is claimed that every HBTC token minted is backed by a BTC coin.

The token allows users to utilise Bitcoin holdings within decentralised protocols that would otherwise be incompatible. DeFi protocols where the token can be currently used include Uniswap, Curve, Balancer, Nest and ForTube.

Huobi BTC (HBTC) is the 68th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $1,641,719,996. The current price of Huobi BTC is $41139, which is -0.767% lower than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $42512 and $40797 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of August 02, 2021 03:08 UTC.

Where to buy

Unfortunately, at this time no major exchanges in the United Kingdom offer this coin. However, you may be able to purchase it with another cryptocurrency, just be sure you're following all legal restrictions and requirements.

Consider buying a different cryptocurrency after comparing popular exchanges.

Huobi BTC at a glance

Information last updated August 02, 2021 03:08 UTC.
Coin symbolHBTC
Total HBTC supply39,906
Circulating HBTC39,906
Current priceUS$41139
All time highUS$69,325.00
IndustryDecentralised finance
Token usesCryptocurrency

Huobi BTC price performance over time

Historical prices compared with the price of US$41139.

1 hour 0.12%
24 hours -0.77%
7 days 20.31%
14 days 29.82%
30 days 21.14%
60 days 12.14%
200 days 21.96%
1 yearN/A

How to sell Huobi BTC

You can cash out your HBTC with the same exchange you bought it through:

  1. Sign in to the exchange you have HBTC on.
    If you store your Huobi BTC in a digital wallet, compare crypto exchanges to sell it on.
  2. Place a sell order.
    Choose the amount of HBTC you'd like to sell.
  3. Complete your transaction.
    Confirm the sell price and fees and close your sale of Huobi BTC.

What to consider when buying Huobi BTC

Huobi BTC strictly tracks the price of Bitcoin, so it’s important to remember that the token will be subject to the same market volatility. Here are some factors to consider before purchasing this token:
  • Bitcoin token on Ethereum: Huobi BTC is a form of wrapped token that aims to allow users to use Bitcoin on Ethereum-based decentralised applications (dapps). It's comparable to other tokens such as Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC), RenBTC and Bitcoin Proxy (BTCpx).
  • Fast trading: Using HBTC can be significantly faster than using BTC. The Bitcoin blockchain processes new transactions approximately every 10 minutes. As HTBC transfers across Ethereum’s blockchain, transactions can be completed in 5 minutes or less.
  • Cheaper trading fees: As HBTC is an ERC-20 token, transaction fees are often less than the equivalent Bitcoin blockchain fees.
  • Huobi suspension: The cryptocurrency exchange suspended mining and other services as a result of China’s recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies. It should be a situation to keep an eye on when dealing with this token.
Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Huobi BTC, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of HBTC is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the Huobi BTC or any other cryptocurrency discussed.

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