We ask the buidlers within the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for his or her ideas on the business… and throw in a couple of random zingers to maintain them on their toes!
This week, our 6 Questions go to Annabelle Huang, the managing accomplice at Amber Group, a world main digital asset platform.
Previous to Amber Group, I served because the Asia lead at AirSwap, a decentralized buying and selling platform that allows peer-to-peer buying and selling on the Ethereum blockchain. Earlier than transitioning into digital property, I suggested non-public fairness funds, U.S. corporates and hedge funds on structured options and danger administration as an FX structurer at Deutsche Financial institution and Nomura in New York. My background in conventional monetary markets, coupled with my expertise in establishments and macro markets, has given me a singular vantage level in growing the product technique and options delivered by Amber Group.
1 — What’s an issue you suppose blockchain has an opportunity to resolve, nevertheless it hasn’t been tried but?
The gender divide is a key social problem that blockchain expertise can doubtlessly handle. I consider blockchain expertise has the potential to unlock funding alternatives for ladies, and I’m honored to be on this business to assist construct consciousness amongst ladies and different marginalized communities in regards to the utility of crypto and blockchain expertise of their monetary journey.
The business can also be transferring at such a fast tempo and the likelihood for improvements are limitless — what extra can we do to financially empower ladies? And the way else can we smash the glass ceiling for ladies who’re constructing a profession on the intersection of finance and tech? I strongly consider these are questions which we should sort out collectively, as an business.
2 — What’s going to occur to Bitcoin and Ether over the subsequent 10 years?
Bitcoin and Ether should not going anyplace. If something, they’re going to achieve in reputation as crypto goes mainstream. The value and worth will proceed to fluctuate as in any given monetary market, however as the scale of the communities that assist them grows and rules turn into clear, Bitcoin and Ether are more likely to drive innovation and turn into a mainstay within the business and past.
3 — Do you subscribe to the concept of Bitcoin as a method of fee, a store-of-value, each… or neither?
Each! I consider Bitcoin works similar to every other forex, and holds its personal saved worth. We’re seeing its widespread adoption today, with the hundreds of thousands of transactions on-line and ever-increasing curiosity in crypto exchanges and digital asset platforms. That is testomony to Bitcoin’s utility — it isn’t solely used for buying and selling, as an alternative doubling as a method of fee for items, providers, artwork and extra.
4 — Which two superpowers would you most need to have, and the way would you mix them for good… or evil?
I might go for both teleportation or mind-reading. In my line of labor, it’s all the time so busy, so the previous could be useful to assist me go locations rapidly!
5 — Aside from the current day, in what time and during which nation would you wish to have lived?
All through my life, I’ve been very lucky to have lived in a couple of lovely locations. I grew up in China and bought the chance to check overseas in Pittsburgh and Paris. I additionally depend myself fortunate to have been capable of work in lovely, cosmopolitan cities equivalent to New York, Hong Kong and now, Singapore. In one other life, I might be having tea in a quaint cafe in London.
6 — Pondering of a favourite poem or musical lyric, what’s it, and why does it communicate to you?
My favourite quote is from Le Petit Prince: “All grown-ups have been as soon as kids… however solely few of them keep in mind it.” This quote is my go-to reminder to all the time keep curious and to method every day with contemporary eyes and a day-one mentality.
A want for the younger, bold blockchain neighborhood:
On behalf of Amber Group, we wish the younger, bold blockchain neighborhood to proceed changing into catalysts of innovation, and ship new blockchain purposes that remodel industries whereas upholding the decentralized spirit of DeFi. We’re excited to see improvements that advance our world economic system with out forgetting the spirit of alternative and neighborhood when creating a greater world for everybody.