KuCoin Delivers Keynote Speech at Green Sustainable Finance Forum in COP28 Blue Zone


Dubai, UAE, December 12,2023 – KuCoin, a top five global crypto exchange, proudly presented at the Green Sustainable Finance Forum at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, UAE. The Forum was held in the Rotary Pavilion organised by the Global CSR Foundation.

COP28 brought together a diverse group of over 90,000 attendees, and is expected to be a critical platform for galvanising global climate action. The Green Sustainable Finance Forum has shed light on how to integrate sustainability into the financial system by raising awareness and leveraging technology.

KuCoin’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Nancy Cheung, delivered a keynote speech on the critical role of Green Blockchain technology. She emphasised how blockchain technology and decentralization have brought positive changes to the society, and also mentioned that “KuCoin is deeply committed to fostering green sustainable finance and development. We call on everyone to join their efforts toward this great action, and to make the world a better, and greener place.” Other distinguished guests including  Patrick Bolton, the former President of the American Finance Association, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Chairman of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) also joined the forum to share their insights on Climate Change on Finance, and CEPR and Climate Change.

The issue of climate change has long been a pressing concern for nations globally, representing a universal challenge for humanity. Blockchain, as an emerging technology, holds the potential to push forward the mass adoption and application of green finance due to its diverse, transparent, traceable, and immutable nature, while playing an effective and vital role in the global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Such promising potential, on the other hand, also creates a demand for professionals skilled in blockchain technology within the sustainability sector, unlocking more opportunities ahead.

At its heart, decentralization is about the distribution of power away from a central authority, and is often seen as a progressive move of refining the structure of human society. This shift can democratize access to opportunities and resources. A decentralized system,enables  women to  find more accessible entry points to advance  their professional path. In addition, decentralization removes barriers imposed by geographical location, socio-economic status, and gender biases, thus leveling the playing field for women and other underrepresented groups.

As an organisation deeply engaged in the blockchain sector, KuCoin urges the industry to join hands, leverage our resources, and foster a sustainable future as a team. Together for a greener earth, together for a brighter tomorrow.

About KuCoin

Launched in September 2017, KuCoin is a global cryptocurrency exchange with its operational headquarters in Seychelles. As a user-oriented platform with a focus on inclusiveness and community action reach, it offers over 700 digital assets and currently provides spot trading, margin trading, P2P fiat trading, futures trading, staking, and lending to its 30 million users in more than 200 countries and regions. KuCoin is currently one of the top 5 crypto exchanges according to CoinMarketCap. In 2023, KuCoin was named one of the Best Crypto Exchanges by Forbes and recognized as a highly commended global exchange in Finder’s 2023 Global Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Awards.

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KuCoin Pool Brings Efficient Mining and Lower Fee to Miners Globally


KuCoin, a global leading crypto exchange, is proud to announce the launch of its KuCoin Pool product. The Proof-of-Work mining pool will support global cryptocurrency miners by providing mining revenue after connecting their mining rigs.

Mining is an indispensable part of the blockchain industry as an underlying infrastructure, especially with the dominance of the PoW consensus algorithm. As an important innovation in blockchain history, mining achieved a win-win situation for both blockchain projects and miners, with the former obtaining security and the latter getting rewards. Therefore, loads of miners joined the activities at the initial stage of blockchain development.

However, as the mining difficulty increased, the proportion of individual hashrate is largely reduced to obtain a stable income, except for the fixed costs of electricity, Internet, and equipment maintenance. Therefore, the mining pool was created to pursue a more stable income by connecting global miners to the platform to share hashrate and rewards.

KuCoin Pool is a platform built by KuCoin. It aims to serve global crypto miners who can integrate their mining rigs to the KuCoin Pool and earn continuous rewards. KuCoin team creates the KuCoin Pool concept with over six-year of expertise in the cryptocurrency mining industry. That knowledge offers much lower mining fees than other pools and more efficient mining rewards for those who contribute. Additionally, KuCoin Pool will offer improved mining efficiency and a convenient interface to cater to miners worldwide.

“For existing KuCoin users, it will become straightforward to set up their mining devices to generate passive income right away. Miners can benefit from the one-stop mining service platform and its features to get up and running very quickly,” said Johnny Lyu, CEO of KuCoin, “Our Pool team also wants to provide environmentally-friendly mining solutions. Any miner relying on renewable energy will receive mining fee discounts.”

In the future, the KuCoin Pool will lower the entry threshold for new miners and introduce mining in the cloud. That later option will remove the need for users to install and run the mining hardware themselves. KuCoin wants to give all of its users the ability to enjoy this one-stop mining service and explore its benefits.


Mainnet of KuCoin Community Chain (KCC) Launched to Promote KCC Ecological Plan


KuCoin, a global leading crypto exchange, announced that the mainnet of KuCoin Community Chain (KCC) (official website: https://www.kcc.io) is officially launched today. Built by the fans of KCS and KuCoin, KCC is an Ethereum-based decentralized public chain with high performance. KCC features high throughput, low latency, low transaction cost, and satisfactory security and stability, aiming to provide community users with faster, more convenient, and lower-cost experiences.

The public chain is the most important infrastructure in the cryptocurrency industry, but with the emergence of a growing number of decentralized applications such as DeFi and NFT, the existing public chain technology can hardly support such large-scale and complex commercial-level applications. Currently, problems such as low performance and the high cost of the public chain adoption have impacted the user experience, becoming one of the problems that hinder the large-scale application of blockchain technology.

KCC introduced the Proof of Staked Authority (PoSA) consensus mechanism and reduced the block confirmation period to 3 seconds to improve the processing power and performance on the chain. At the same time, KuCoin Token (KCS) is used as the only fuel for KCC to reduce transaction costs. Thus, KCC has successfully achieved faster transaction confirmation speed, higher transaction performance, and lower transaction fee.

In addition, KCC is compatible with Ethereum and ERC20 smart contracts, which offers extremely low migration costs for projects. It will improve the user experience by lowering the threshold for the landing and development of decentralized apps, while at the same time providing community users with a more convenient, faster, and lower-cost blockchain experience. As one of the KCC community members and angel investors, KuCoin provides financial and technical support for the early development of KCC.

“We believe that blockchain technology will accelerate the flow of value around the globe. We take it as our mission and will make great efforts to achieve it for the future,” said Johnny Lyu, CEO at KuCoin Global, “KCC also represents a key step towards decentralization beyond the integration of open-source blockchain communities. We welcome the community members and enthusiasts of the blockchain world to hold hands and promote the development of KCC and blockchain technology.”

With the mainnet launch, KCC will initiate the “C Plan”, namely the KCC Ecological Plan, which includes a bunch of innovative projects such as the Grants Program, node voting,etc. The plan will support a wide range of projects, including on-chain ecological applications such as wallet, block browser, decentralized exchanges, as well as projects built on traditional finance and supply chains. In addition, the plan will also support and encourage the deployment and development of various tools and Dapps based on the KCC public chain, while operating in a decentralized manner, thereby enriching the KCC ecosystem.

KuCoin will migrate KCS to KCC’s mainnet with the launch of KCC. The number of KCS migrations is 100,000. KuCoin will lock up an equal number of ERC20-KCS on the Ethereum network while releasing the same amount of KCC-KCS on the KCC network. The total circulation of KCS will remain unchanged during the migration process. More mainstream crypto assets are expected to be transferred to the KCC ecosystem in the near future to enrich its asset ecosystem. KCC also plans to launch an asset cross-chain bridge to support users in transferring cross-chain assets on their own.


KuCoin Partners With Cashaa to Combat COVID-19 Crisis in India Through Distribution of Daily Supplies


KuCoin, an IDG-backed crypto exchange, announced today that it has partnered with Cashaa, a blockchain-based financial platform, to jointly initiate charity campaigns to help people cope with the increasingly severe challenges of COVID-19 in India.

Latest statistics show that India’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 25 million as mutations spread across the globe. What makes things worse is that the virus crisis is pushing up the cost of living as the shortage of daily supplies has been seen in many Indian cities. As part of KuCoin’s charity initiative in India, the crypto platform has pledged ₹2 million worth of food and daily supplies, and these goods will be delivered to the families in need with the help of Unicas, the world’s first crypto bank powered by Cashaa.

The first batch of food and daily supplies including wheat, rice, dal and salt has started to be distributed to people in Jaipur, Delhi, and Patna earlier today, and more families will be covered in the following days. It is noticed that each ration kit will be able to feed a family of four for up to two weeks.

“As a global exchange, we pay close attention to the COVID-19 situation as it spreads across the world,” said Johnny Lyu, CEO at KuCoin Global. “Knowing its outbreak in India and considering the daily nutritional needs are at the edge for millions of people during the quarantine, as the People’s Exchange, we are pleased to take our responsibility to help local people address these challenges brought by the COVID-19.”

As the COVID-19 has continued to deteriorate in India since April, KuCoin launched a charity fund with an initial investment of ₹1 Crore on April 28, 2021. The fund is dedicated to assist local partners and NGOs in providing much-needed support to residents in those cities with insufficient resources to fight against the pandemic.

“Unicas started the initiative #NoOneSleepsHungry to address the root cause of hunger and that it does not become the reason for anyone to suffer amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. With our distribution of 1,000 ration kits with essential food supply, the campaign has positively affected the lives of several people in Jaipur, however it’s not enough,” said Dinesh Kukreja, CEO of Unicas. “We are grateful to join hands with KuCoin to facilitate the underprivileged and needy in these dire times and extend this initiative to two other cities and provide support to 2,000 families.”

As one of the first crypto trading platforms to enter the Indian market, KuCoin is committed to supporting local blockchain startups, listing promising crypto gems, providing Indian Investors with safe and easy-to-use trading services, as well as contributing to the mass adoption of blockchain. It believes that the technology has the potential to facilitate the free flow of value, upholding the well-being of all people.

As the next step of its charity initiative in India, KuCoin has partnered with Adim Sanskruti, a Pune-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), to extend the daily supplies distribution to Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra in a few days, and it is anticipated that another 750 families will be benefited.


HBTC Chain and Ti-Labs Establish a Strategic partnership, Co-constructing Cosmos ecosystem


KuCoin Exchange announced on December 9 that HBTC Chain had reached strategic cooperation with TI-Labs, a project of KuCoin Exhange’s KuChain, and joined the Cosmos ecosystem co-construction. This cooperation promotes resource sharing, technical communication, blockchain technology application and industrialization among Ti-Labs’ members including KuChain, IRISnet and HBTC Chain. Furthermore, the Labs keeps promoting the ecosystem development of Cosmos and other progresses in the whole industry.

Ti-labs is a laboratory initiated by KuChain along with IRISnet. It fully mobilizes the resources behind different projects and provides assistance and support for the future development of Cosmos ecosystem, including concept inspiration, technical support and resource sharing. Ti-labs gets its name from “titanium”, a material needed to make spacecraft such as rockets. In the future, Ti-Labs will share and integrate project R&D, ecosystem development and other aspects by holding regular technical meetings, and finally provide forward-looking guidance for the future development direction of each project.

With HBTC Chain joining hands with Ti-Labs, the two sides will carry out in-depth cooperation at many levels:

Co-constructing the Cosmos ecosystem.

With further development of the cryptocurrency market and the outbreak of DeFi, the need to improve asset liquidity and solve performance constraints of a single blockchain system is increasingly strengthening, and cross-chain has also become a race track. The initiator of Ti-Labs, KuChain, innovated and reformed the Cosmos technical framework to fully serve the decentralized financial scene, and contributed the financial resources and experiences that it shares with KuCoin Exchange into the Cosmos ecosystem, thus perfectly completing the ecosystem’s application layer. Ti-labs co-initiator IRISnet team deeply participated in the development of Cosmos/IRISnet, and established in 2017 Cosmos China community to spread cross-chain technology; Whereas HBTC Chain, as the new member of Ti-Labs, had its development including Cosmos gene at the very beginning. It has chosen the Tendermint as the underlying framework based on Cosmos and conducted a lot of advanced development, thus realizing the new cryptography based decentralized cross-chain mechanism. Collaboration between the teams involved would allow technology applications to land more quickly and would undoubtedly facilitate Cosmos’s ecosystem expansion.

Promoting project incubation.

Ti-Labs promises to assist, support and incubate projects carrying Cosmos gene sequence. Cosmos ecosystem participants will get the adequate support provided by Ti-Labs for commercialization and industrialization. The integration of HBTC Chain can provide further technical support for Ti-Labs projects in terms of cross-chain asset transfer, on-chain stable-coin, DEX, user applications and developer tools, among others. Thus, to help the projects to overcome technical issues and achieve better development through technical consultancy and collaborations with the Labs.

On one hand, HBTC Chain’s EVM feature will be helpful in efficiently migrating projects and deploying smart contracts on chain, it can further boost the Cosmos ecosystem by opening up to all types of DeFi projects.

On the other hand, its innovation in elliptic curve digital signature, zero-knowledge proof and trusted multi-party computation allows implementation of the distribution of private key generation for cross-chain assets among all validators, which can balance security and usage convenience. So far, HBTC Chain test net is ready for bi-directional heterogeneous cross-chain communication with BTC, ETH and TRX; as for the functionalities, users can try AMM and order book trading based on Opendex protocol.

The momentum towards a tech- and eco-development-oriented future is unstoppable. The partnership between HBTC Chain and Ti-Labs will facilitate a blossom Cosmos ecosystem, rich resource of project incubation and strong capability in tech innovation, which will further not just benefit the participants of Ti-Labs, but the whole industry.


KuCoin Enters NFT Market with the Plan of Launching NFT Exchange


On November 13, 2020KuCoin, an IDG backed exchange, announced that its liquidity trading platform Pool-X will open the deposit service of Dego.Finance NFT assets on November 16, and the withdrawal service on November 20. In the next few months, Pool-X will officially launch the NFT exchange platform and support NFT trading service. As the first major crypto platform to support the deposit and withdrawal of NFT assets, KuCoin will continuously contribute to the NFT industry in the long term.

NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) have rich application scenarios in different fields such as collectibles, artwork, and GameFi. Its unique and indivisible attributes have increased market acceptance. NFT is regarded as the next trend in crypto following DeFi as its value is increasingly recognized by the market. According to a report released by the NFT data analysis website NonFungible.com, NFT transaction volume in the first half of 2020 soared to $230 million, an increase of nearly 300% year-on-year. Active users reached 78,881 with an increase of 5.7%.

KuCoin’s support on deposit and withdrawal of NFT assets indicates that NFTs will soon enter the centralized trading platform for circulation. At present, trading NFT assets is difficult for users because many of them are unfamiliar with on-chain transactions. The centralized trading platform will greatly reduce the threshold of trading NFT in an easy and user-friendly way. The centralized platforms will also become an important channel for the popularization of NFT concepts and the improvement of NFT liquidity.

Johnny Lyu, CEO of KuCoin Global, said: “KuCoin is paying close attention to the NFT market. Although NFTs don’t have enough market attention at present, the potential is great. Moreover, it has many application scenarios in insurance, bonds, options and other fields. It can even create a virtual real world on the blockchain. So, we launched the NFT Trading Board to facilitate users’ participation in investing NFT. And we donated 100,000 KCS to Dego.Finance to help its development. In the future, we will do more to solve the problems encountered in the NFT field and to build a prosperous NFT world.”

KuCoin is a global crypto exchange that supports multiple crypto asset transactions. Established in September 2017, KuCoin has grown into one of the most popular crypto exchanges in the world. It currently provides spot trading, P2P fiat trading, futures, Pool-X, and lending to its 6 million users in 207 countries and regions around the world.