Crypto Exchange Huobi Poaches App Exec to Lead New US Branch

A senior executive from the provider of China’s top photo-retouching app, Meitu, will now lead HBUS – the new U.S. strategic partner of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi.

According to an announcement on Monday, Frank Fu, former managing director of Meitu’s global business, will join the fledgling U.S. exchange as CEO, and will manage its operations and oversee the platform’s technology development going forward.

Fu’s appointment comes at a time when the exchange is moving toward a formal launch in the U.S., having already registered as a money services business with regulators in the country. According to its website, the San Francisco-based exchange plans to start trading early next month.

Notably, Fu’s new position does not mark his first step into the cryptocurrency space. In April this year, he invested $2 million in a blockchain-based sports game called MyDFS and was appointed an adviser to the project, according to an announcement at the time…

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