What 2023 Holds For Us
Dear KuCoin users,
Looking back on 2022, it’s been a year of ups and downs and a year of great changes to the structure of the industry. The entire sector experienced the tail end of the last bull market at the beginning of the year, the Luna crash in May, and the FTX collapse at the end of the year. Things moved so quickly that it was difficult to take them all in. But looking back, adversity builds fortitude, and the crypto industry will undoubtedly usher into a prosperous future.
As People’s exchange, users are always our core and at the heart of what we do. I would like to highlight the milestones we’ve achieved in 2022 with you.
- KuCoin completed $150 million in Pre-B series funding with a valuation of US$10 billion. We are delighted to build the future of the crypto industry and Web 3 together with our esteemed partners. The number of KuCoin users tripled, growing from 10 million in December 2021 to 27 million as of December 2022. Our thriving user base reflects the prosperity of the crypto industry. Together with our 27 million KuCoiners, we will accomplish our "from geek to masses" mission.
- We and the whole industry also received some skepticism and suspicion. To dispel them, we stayed true to our transparent and user-oriented approach by releasing critical data, including some of the hot and cold wallet addresses and Merkle tree proof-of-reserves. We will continue to do so on a regular basis.
- KuCoin celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2022. We gathered our partners, industry leaders, and users to review the great changes in the industry in the past five years. It is also because of our collective efforts that the entire crypto industry has become more prosperous. Cheers to our family!
As the builder of the industry, we're devoted to helping it grow. Although we are in the crypto winter, we have never questioned its brilliant future. Moreover, we firmly believe that the crypto winter is in fact the summer of BUIDLer. To maintain vitality and competitiveness in this rapidly changing industry in 2023, KuCoin will continue on our two strategies: Glocal and Web3.
Since day one, KuCoin has been determined to make a global impact. At the same time, we know that local talents can help us serve our users in every corner of the world. "A People's exchange," or enough localization itself, is a part of our globalization strategy, which was also the genesis of the Glocal strategy. KuCoin welcomes new talents anywhere to build a better technological future together. As such, we are opening new positions in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and Dubai. Join us today at Kucoin.com/careers.
In addition, the crypto industry must develop toward a Web3 future. With the release of a number of decentralized products, including the KuCoin wallet, KuCoin has become a pioneer in this field. In the future, we will continue to make it easy for users to explore the world of Web3 through advanced technologies and innovative products.
I'm confident that 2023 will be an exciting year for us. When the cloud clears and the darkness is swept away by the sun, the industry is bound to flourish. Happy holidays to everyone!