MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA: Thanks Huobi-Global!

in #huobi4 months ago

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Alright so I've been very nervous about hanging on to this much liquid Steem. Multiple accounts are counting on me to help them transition over and I felt like there would be a dump as soon and Bittrex and/or Binance opened back up again. I had over 8k liquid Steem in my account and I've been looking to dump it for two weeks now.

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So I was taking a look at Huobi but they don't seem to take kindly to my IP address.

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It was around this time that I figured it just wasn't worth it and I should wait. However, someone told me Huobi doesn't even have KYC procedures.

REALLY?!

You're going to ban my IP address and then not even require KYC?

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So I guess I live in Switzerland now!

Making a Huobi account was super easy. Only an email is required. I didn't even set up 2 factor authorization or anything because I don't plan on using it very often. It took me 50MB worth of bandwidth to sell my coins off in small chunks to the users I owe and to make sure my account wouldn't get frozen or anything. TunnelBear gives me 500MB a month so this free service (VPN) was more than enough to sidestep the IP block.

I was able to get 0.14 Bitcoin with my share of two powerdowns. I really wanted to keep the Bitcoin but after doing so many swaps to Hive my love of the network got the best of me.

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14 million Satoshi later...

Yep!

Even after just hitting Orca I power up another dolphin's worth of stake.
I think I might have an addiction :D

Honestly I should have pumped some more Ethereum into my bag, but whatever.
This is the only network I actually want to build value on, so let it ride!
Plus I feel like my money is safer here in a locked stake contract than on a hardware wallet I purchased from Hong Kong or a hot wallet in my browser.

The same obviously goes for exchanges.

We should all keep a little money everywhere for maximum decentralization.

Account recovery is key and mine is on the brink of swapping from worthless @steem to @v4vapid. Always nice to have a free "oh shit" button connected to your assets.

Go-go gadget Graphene!

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Thanks Huobi!

Keep up the good work with that totally fake psych-out ban on American citizens!

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Thanks for sharing the workaround!

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