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Huobi Global passed a milestone yesterday, launching a better way to provide the crypto community with access to cutting-edge projects at discounted rates. Huobi Prime went live at 21:00 (Singapore Time) on Tuesday, March 26, offering TOP, TOP Network’s native token to the first ever batch of Huobi Prime users.

The inaugural launch was met with enormous demand, with 3,764 users buying 1.5 billion TOP Tokens using Huobi Token (HT). The total supply of TOP tokens offered was sold out for all three rounds of trading, with the first round selling out of available tokens in 7 seconds, the second round in 5 seconds, and the third in 7 seconds.

“While we knew Huobi Prime’s inaugural launch of TOP would be popular, even we were amazed by the overwhelming response,” said Ross Zhang, Head of Marketing for Huobi Group. “We were thrilled to hold our opening launch with our great partners at TOP Network and we are humbled and honoured by how many people wanted to take part.”

TOP has now been fully listed – and is freely tradable  on Huobi Global in the form of TOP/HT, TOP/BTC, TOP/USDT.

Acknowledging that only about 3% of the 130k participants were able to purchase TOP as a result of the overwhelming demand by some users, Zhang said that plans are already underway to implement improvements for future Prime launches. “We hear your concerns and we’re already working on ways to address them,” he said. “Our goal remains making Huobi Prime the premier place to access premium coins for the broader crypto community, not just the few.”

Zhang also addressed concerns about the verification slider Huobi requires users to use to complete purchases. “The slider is an anti-script and anti-bot safety mechanism and it is one of the standard methods we use to ensure trading is fair and equitable. We’ve found it to be quicker and easier than the more common CAPTCHA method but we will evaluate it as we continue to improve the user verification experience.”

Highlights of TOP Launch:

  • Total participants: 130,000 (Approx.)
  • Total numbers of people who bought TOP: 3,764
  • Percentage Increase For TOP: 505.8% (as calculated from the 1st round of Prime to 12AM)
  • Ceiling Price for TOP in Each Round:
    •  First Round: 1 TOP=0.000708 HT
    •  Second Round: 1 TOP=0.000852 HT
    • Third Round: 1 TOP=0.001020 HT
  • TOP Sold (Overall Total): 1,500,000,000 allocated for Prime trading (7.5% of Total Token Supply)
  • TOP Sold (By Round): 1st Round: 300,000,000 TOP (Sold out in 7 secs) / 2nd Round: 450,000,000 TOP (Sold out in 5 secs), 3rd Round: 750,000,000 TOP (Sold out in 7 secs).

SOURCE Huobi Group