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CCN Catches up with the CEO of CHBTC, One of China‘s Largest Exchanges

发布时间:2016-08-24 12:27:00.0     关键字: CHBTC 李大伟

Hi, thank you for the interview. Many of our readers are not familiar with yourself. Could you please give us a brief introduction?
Hello, I’m Dawei Lee, chief executive officer of CHBTC, which is one of the mainstream digital currency exchanges in China. Before founding CHBTC, I have served successively as marketing executive, product manager and operations director when worked for many Top 500 enterprises. I am a firm believer and an early adopter of digital currency, such as Bitcoin.

Thank You. I’ve heard of CHBTC in passing, but could you tell us a bit more?
Founded in 2013, CHBTC is one of the mainstream digital currency exchanges in China, offering Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Ethereum Classic trading and 3 times margins. Headquartered in Zhongshan, China, CHBTC serves a global customer base, but for the moment its core target market is in China.
CHBTC’s highest 24 hours trading volume was 5.431 million Etheruem (about $70.53 million) and 17.13 million Ethereum Classic (about $45.82 million), became the world’s largest Etheruem and Ethereum Classic trading platform. While Bitcoin’s average 24 hours trading volume is 120,000, which makes CHBTC rank fourth in Chinese exchange.
We have a strict AML and KYC policy to prevent fraud, collusion, money laundering and ensure a safe and honest trading environment for our customers. The mission of CHBTC is to provide the world with the most convenient and trustworthy digital currency services.

Security is high up the list in the digital currency space currently, why should our readers trust your exchange?
CHBTC has been operating for 3 years without any security incidents. We use offline cold storage, multi-signature wallets, geographically redundant cloud servers, SSL encrypted traffic, SMS and Google verification code technology, real-time internal controls and strict procedures to secure our customer’s account and funds.

Considering the recent theft at Bitfinex, what is your view on regulations/oversight?
We hope the Chinese government will formulate specific regulatory policies to supervise exchanges. This will provide the industry the regulatory clarity that is needed to develop and to provide the market the best services.

Not many are familiar with the overall atmosphere in China. Let’s start with regulators – how would you describe the attitude of Chinese regulators towards digital currencies like Bitcoin and ETH?
Recently the government in China has been giving positive signals in regards to digital currency and blockchain technology. Positive announcements from the Cyber security bureau, the PBOC, and the media have instilled some confidence in the local digital currency industry. However, there is currently no formal stance from the government since the December 5th 2013 announcement towards digital currencies.

Blockchain was a huge topic in the earlier part of this year and continues to be very big. Has any of that attention trickled down to more bitcoin/eth interest?
In the past year in China there has been increasing interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology from many of the major banks and tech giants including Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba and Huawei. The coverage from these initiatives has led to greater understanding by the public about Bitcoin and Ethereum with local communities developing in the major cities here.

Many of our readers may not know, but Fintech in China is huge and in many ways far more advanced than in the west. Many use their phone for daily payments in malls to street vendors. Is bitcoin/eth playing any role?

You are right, China has the most developed mobile payments systems in the world with Wechat and Alipay. At the moment Bitcoin does not have a use case for domestic payments in China. Where we see Bitcoin providing value in China is for cross border payments. Though we have the most advanced domestic payment system in the world, when we need to buy an online product from an international website or would like to transfer some funds internationally that is a pain point.

How much would you say has been invested in bitcoin/eth Chinese companies/start-ups?
We cannot give an exact number at the moment but since fall of 2015 there has been a significant increase of investment into digital currency and blockchain startups. There have also been more hackathons and developer events organized, we are excited of the potential coming from China.

We see a lot of trading volume in Chinese exchanges. Is this fake volume? Does your exchange fake volume?
This is a common criticism we hear from our international colleagues. Because of the nature of the domestic market and the zero fee trading model that has developed here, there is a significant amount of API trading across all of the local exchanges. However, it is also true that in the past 3 years the digital currency exchange industry has been developing rapidly, with the aforementioned positive coverage over the past year, more people in China see digital currency as a legitimate asset to trade. We at Chbtc have seen rapid growth in our user base over the past year and we attribute this to the more positive overall atmosphere in China towards digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Can you give us a rough number or idea of the amount of funds under your control – as in how many btc/eth/yuan/usd or a total in combination.
We cannot reveal the exact figures, but our Bitcoin trading volume ranks fourth in the world and ETH/ETC trading volume ranks first in China.

Some exchanges have stated they are not profitable. Is your exchange profitable?
We currently have a healthy business model that is structured around service fees from margin trading and fiat withdrawals. We see our model continuing to grow in the long term as interest and knowledge in digital currency continues to increase.

What’s your view of the current bitcoin community?
The Bitcoin community is a resilient, vibrant and passionate force. As we are a China-based member of this community many times we are not in tune with what is happening with the international community due to the language barrier, culture differences and the great firewall. But what unites us all is the potential to change the world for the better with this revolutionary technology that has been able to bring like-minded individuals from across the world together on a common mission. CHBTC is committed to helping bridge these gaps in communication between the international community and the community in China, we believe we have more in common than disagreements.

What effect do you think the bitfinex hack will have in the short and long term?
The short term effects have been the fluctuation in Bitcoin price. It has become commonplace now for exchanges to be hacked. The market seems to now acknowledge that these are issues with the exchanges and not with Bitcoin itself. If there is a silver lining in these events, that’s probably one of them. In the long term the market will see who are the industry leaders when it comes to security of user funds through the test of time and we hope to see regulators use these events to craft responsible regulation for users to report grievances if needed.

How do you see bitcoin evolving in the next few years?
Bitcoin will continue to grow and be used by more people around the world. I have been astonished on the progress that has been made in the last 3 years in Bitcoin. We as a community despite the challenges we face have made amazing strides in education, accessibility and technology. There is no doubt that many difficult issues that must be dealt with await us, but I personally feel Bitcoin will persevere and reach its full potential as an idea whose time has come.

What do you think attracts Chinese citizens/businesses to bitcoin?
Bitcoin as an extremely volatile asset with incredibly attractive margin options is viewed by people here as a high potential investment. Combine this with a strong tendency to be attracted to assets that have the ability to increase in value quickly and this leads to the attractiveness of Bitcoin in China.

What attracted you to bitcoin?
I knew Bitcoin and tried to buy my first Bitcoin since 2012, at that time I thought Bitcoin was amazing. In 2013, when I found more and more people around me wanted to know about and invest Bitcoin, my friends and I had an idea to found a Bitcoin exchange.

What do you think are the main qualities of bitcoin?
I think the main quality of bitcoin is its monetary attributes, Bitcoin was created to be a peer to peer electronic cash system. I believe Bitcoin’s monetary attributes will play a key role globally in the future.

Do you think bitcoin’s value solely depends on any one quality?
In my opinion, Bitcoin has some natural advantages when compared with fiat currency and it can solve some drawbacks of fiat. Decentralization and a fixed quantity are other attributes I feel adds to Bitcoin’s appeal as a currency.

I believe you are the biggest exchange of ETH in China. Is that correct? Can you give us some numbers?
Yes, CHBTC is the largest ETH and ETC exchange in China, its average 24-hour trade volumes is around 850,000 Ethereum (about $9.658 million) and 5,350,000 ETC (about $10.469 million).

Why did you decide to add ETH to your exchange? I think you were the first, can you confirm or correct that?
CHBTC added Ethereum trading on March 14th, 2016, it was the second Chinese exchange to add Ethereum trading. We added ETH for two reasons: market demand and we recognized its value as an innovative technology.

How would you describe ETH’s community?
The Ethereum community is excellent at technological development but needs to improve in crisis management. CHBTC does not believe the hard fork should have taken place, we believe in immutability as a core value of blockchain technology. The hard fork has led to the split of the community and disillusioned former strong supporters. This event has been a turning point for many of us and was the main reason for our stated support for the development of Ethereum Classic.

Why do you think ETH is attracting attention from Chinese users and businesses?
The Ethereum foundation up until the DAO situation had done an excellent job of outreach in China. There are several communities in the major cities here focused on Ethereum as well as companies researching it. Some of the biggest blockchain events in China the last couple years have been Ethereum events including the Devcon events. We are starting to see the development of startups focused on Ethereum, however, with the recent developments of the Hard Fork, it’s difficult to gauge the scene now.

How do you think ETH will develop in the coming years?
I can’t answer clearly now due to the current crisis in Ethereum.

Some suggest it might surpass bitcoin’s marketcap – do you think that’s likely?
I don’t like to compare the price of Ethereum and Bitcoin in that manner because they are different, both offer different value propositions and significance.

Do you see ETH and Bitcoin as competitors or complementary?
Bitcoin is a peer to peer electronic cash system primarily and Ethereum is a world computer/smart contract system. They are not in competition and both offer outstanding possibilities for decentralized products and services.

What do you think our readers should know or would be interested to know about the Chinese digital currency ecosystem and community?
Though we have significant challenges in communicating and sometimes the impression is given we are adversaries I hope to express that we are all in the same boat. From Asia, to the Americas, to Africa, to Oceania we all want to make Bitcoin a success some for reasons that are noble and others for not at all. But that’s ok, because that was the brilliance of Satoshi, the creation of a system that can bring together all these different intentions for a greater good.

What do you think they should know about your exchange that has not already been covered?
First off, we would like to tell everyone outside of China, we are here! Though we have not been active outside our market until now, we recognize the global nature of Bitcoin and will work to communicate more with the international community.

Do you have any other general statement to make?
We would also like to express our strong support for Ethereum Classic. We believe it maintains the core concepts of immutability and decentralization which were the original vision of Ethereum many believed in.  We see a lot of local support for ETC at present, because of these reasons we have recently announced our intention to donate 50% of ETC trading fees to the development of Ethereum Classic. We look forward to working with the community and the Ethereum team to continue to develop and grow Ethereum Classic.

Hi,大伟,感谢你接受我们的采访。大部分读者对于你还不熟悉,你可以向我们的读者简单地介绍一下自己吗?
大家好,我是中国比特币的CEO李大伟,中国比特币是中国的主流数字货币交易所之一。在出任中国比特币CEO之前,我曾就职于多家世界500强企业,历任市场主管、产品经理、运营总监,拥有多年的高新科技企业的管理经验,是一名比特币等数字货币的坚定拥护者与早期实践者。

谢谢。你刚刚讲到中国比特币,能多聊聊中国比特币吗?
CHBTC成立于2013年,是中国最主要的数字货币交易平台之一,面向全球用户提供BTC,LTC,ETH,ETC交易和3倍杠杆服务,但目前以中国用户为主。中国比特币目前是全球最大的ETH和ETC交易平台,最高24小时成交543.1万个ETH(约7053万美元),1713万个ETC(约4582万美元)。中国比特币的比特币日交易量平均12万BTC,在中国排名第四。
我们有严格的反洗钱和了解你的客户政策来防止欺诈、腐败、洗钱等违法犯罪活动,为我们的客户提供一个安全和诚信的交易环境。中国比特币的使命是为全球用户提供最安全和可信赖的数字货币服务。

中国比特币CEO 李大伟

安全是现在数字货币领域的头等大事,为什么我们的读者可以信任中国比特币?
中国比特币安全运营3年,安全可信赖。我们采用冷钱包+多签钱包+热钱包分离方案,网站采用ssl加密通讯,为每个用户建立安全库,并采用短信验证码+google验证码验证技术确保用户资金账户安全。

就最近Bitfinex的被盗事件而论,你对监管的看法是什么?
中国比特币希望中国政府能够制定具体的监管政策,为数字货币行业提供发展所需的规范,以及鞭策市场提供更好的服务。


大部分人对中国的数字货币整体氛围并不熟悉。我们从监管部门开始说起吧,你认为中国监管部门对比特币和以太坊等数字货币的态度是什么?
近来,中国政府对数字货币和区块链技术释放了积极的信号。中国国家网络安全局、中国人民银行的正面公告和媒体报道为中国的数字货币行业注入了一些信心。然而,自2013年12月5日五部委发布了关于数字货币的公告之后,目前没有其他关于政府立场的公告。


区块链是今年大热的话题,并且在未来也是一个大话题。对区块链的关注有助于更多人对比特币/以太坊感兴趣吗?
最近一年来,许多中国主要的银行机构和包括百度,腾讯,阿里巴巴和华为在内的商业巨头对比特币和区块链的兴趣逐渐在增加,这让中国一些主要城市的公众更加认识到比特币和以太坊的社区发展。

我们的读者可能不知道互联网金融在中国发展得很好,甚至在很多方面遥遥领先于西方国家。很多人日常使用手机支付商场和街边小贩的商品,比特币或以太币在中国的互联网金融中扮演了什么角色了吗?
是的,中国有全世界发展得最好的支付系统,他们是微信和支付宝,而目前没有使用比特币支付的用例。在中国,比特币主要是用于跨境支付。尽管我们有世界上最先进的国内支付系统,但在国际网站上购买商品或者国际汇款方面,我们还存在痛点。

你觉得投资在中国的比特币/以太坊创业公司资金有多少呢?
现在我们没法给出具体的数字,但自从2015年秋天以来,对数字货币和区块链创业公司的投资在明显增长,编程马拉松和开发者活动也在不断增加,我们很高兴看到来自中国的发展潜力。

我们看到中国交易所有很大的交易量。这是虚假交易量吗?中国比特币对交易量造假了吗?
因为中国市场的性质和零手续费的交易模式,很多国际友人质疑中国的交易量。但是我要指出的是,大量的API在中国的不同交易所之间交易。同时,在过去的3年里,数字货币行业快速发展,加上最近一年的媒体关于数字货币的大量正面报道,越来越多的中国人民把数字货币当成一种合法资产在交易。中国比特币的用户群也在迅速增长,我们认为这归功于中国对数字货币和区块链积极的整体氛围。

关于中国比特币控制的比特币/以太坊/人民币/美元或总和,您能给一个大概的数字吗?
我不方便透露具体数字,但是我们的BTC交易量在中国是第四,ETH和ETC交易量是中国第一。

很多交易所声称他们没有盈利,你们交易所盈利吗?
我们目前有健康的商业模式,由杠杆服务费和法币的提现手续费构成。我们相信这个模式以及数字货币的知识将长期持续增长。

您对现在比特币社区的看法是什么?
比特币社区是一个有弹性、充满活力和激情的力量。因为我们在中国,因为语言障碍文化差异和国家防火墙,很多时候我们的信息和步伐和国际上的比特币社区不一致。但是用这个革命性的技术让世界变得更好的使命让全世界志同道合的人结合在一起。中国比特币致力于为比特币国际社区和中国社区构建沟通的桥梁,我们相信未来我们达成一致的意见比分歧要多。

您认为bitfinex被盗事件的短期影响和长期影响是什么?
短期影响是引起了币价的大幅波动。交易所被盗已经不是第一次发生,而市场上似乎意识到被盗是交易所的原因而不是比特币本身,这可能也是这个事件的一线光明。长期影响将是经过时间的考验,市场将检验在保护用户资产安全方面谁是行业的领导者,同时我们希望看到必要时监管者根据这些事件起草负责任的规则规范,让用户反映诉求。

您认为比特币在接下来几年会如何发展?
比特币作为一种易波动和有高利润吸引力的资产,它被视为一种高潜力的投资工具,结合它作为一种快速增值能力的资产的吸引力,这将增加比特币在中国的吸引力。

比特币是怎么吸引到你的?
我是在2012年知道了比特币的存在,并尝试购买了第一笔比特币,我当时认为比特币很神奇。到了2013年我发现身边越来越多的人想要了解比特币和投资比特币,所以我有了运行交易所的想法,我当时只是创业成员之一。

你认为比特币主要的属性是什么?
我认为比特币的主要属性是它的货币属性,从出现开始它就是一个点对点的数字货币系统。我认为比特币的货币属性在未来将在全球发挥重要作用。

你认为比特币的价值完全取决于上述属性吗?
在我看来,比特币的价值在于他跟传统的法币相比有天然的优势,可以解决法币的一些缺陷。去中心化和定量发行,使得比特币的信用等级高于国家的信用评级。

中国比特币是中国最大的以太坊交易所,我的想法是正确的吗?您能给我们一些数字说明吗?
是的,中国比特币是中国最大的ETH和ETC交易所,ETH日平均成交量为85万ETH(约965.8万美元),ETC日均成交量为535万ETC(约1046.9万美元)。


为什么中国比特币决定增加ETH交易?我想你们是第一个增加ETH交易的交易所,你能帮我确认或指正吗?
我们是3月14日开始ETH交易的,是中国第二个上线以太坊交易的交易所。我们增加ETH交易有两个原因:市场需求和我们认可它作为一项创新技术的价值。

你是如何看待以太坊社区的?
以太坊社区的技术开发能力很强,但是他们需要提高危机处理能力。我们认为硬分叉是可以不用进行的,我们相信区块链技术的核心价值是永恒的。这次硬分叉造成了社区的分裂,也让拥趸者幻想破灭。这个事件对于我们很多人来说是一个转折点,同时也是我们开始转向支持ETC发展的主要原因。

为什么你认为以太坊正在吸引中国用户和商家的注意?
在THE DAO事件发生之前,以太坊社区在中国的推广工作一直做得很出色。中国的一些主要城市的社区都在关注以太坊,并且很多公司也开始研究它。过去两年,在中国举办的最大的区块链活动都是关于以太坊的,包括以太坊开发者大会。我们开始看到一些创业公司在以太坊上的发展。然而,因为硬分叉后的发展,现在很难衡量以太坊的发展情况。 

你认为以太坊接下来几年会怎么发展?
因为目前以太坊正在面临的危机,我无法明确地回答这个问题。

有些人认为以太坊可能超过比特币的市值,您认为这有可能吗?
以太坊和比特币的价值和存在的意义是不一样的,我不想比较他们的市场价格。

你认为以太坊和比特币是竞争关系还是互为补充?
比特币是一种点对点的电子现金货币,以太坊是一个世界电脑/智能合约系统。他们不是竞争关系,而且它们两个都提供了出色的去中心化产品和服务。

结束语
你认为哪些方面是我们的读者应该知道或者可能对中国的数字货币生态和社区感兴趣的?

各界的沟通信息的互补对于我们双方来说都是一个不小的挑战,很多人都认为交易所之间都是竞争关系,但我希望表达的是:我们都是同一拨战线上的人。从亚洲到美洲、再到非洲、大洋洲,我们都是最希望看到比特币成功的人。

你认为他们应该了解中国比特币的哪些方面?
首先,我们想大声的告诉中国外面的人们,我们在这里。虽然我们目前并没有扩大我们的海外市场,但我们清楚的知道比特币是一款具有全球交易性质的数字货币,我们在接下来的时间内将与国际社会进行更多的沟通与交流。


你有其他的综述吗?
我们将支持ETC的发展!我们和很多人一样相信去中心化和分布式节点才是区块链的核心精神所在。我们看到社会各界很多人都相信ETC会做的更好,很多人都在积极投身于ETC社区的建设以及Dapps 的开发,我们近期也会将50%ETC的交易手续费捐赠到ETC社区开发者及维护者的手中。同时,我们也期待能有更多的人可以参与到ETC的建设中,一起壮大ETC社区。


来源:CCN  https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ccn-catches-chbtcs-ceo-learn-atmosphere-china/