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 associate 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 novel vantage level in growing the product technique and options delivered by Amber Group.
1 — What’s an issue you assume blockchain has an opportunity to resolve, however it hasn’t been tried but?
The gender divide is a key social problem that blockchain know-how can doubtlessly deal with. I consider blockchain know-how has the potential to unlock funding alternatives for girls, and I’m honored to be on this business to assist construct consciousness amongst ladies and different marginalized communities concerning the utility of crypto and blockchain know-how of their monetary journey.
The business can also be shifting 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 girls 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 is going to occur to Bitcoin and Ether over the subsequent 10 years?
Bitcoin and Ether are usually not going wherever. If something, they’re going to achieve in recognition 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 help them grows and rules turn into clear, Bitcoin and Ether are prone to drive innovation and turn into a mainstay within the business and past.
3 — Do you subscribe to the concept of Bitcoin as a way of fee, a store-of-value, each… or neither?
Each! I consider Bitcoin works similar to every other foreign money, and holds its personal saved worth. We’re seeing its widespread adoption lately, with the tens of millions of transactions on-line and ever-increasing curiosity in crypto exchanges and digital asset platforms. That is testomony to Bitcoin’s utility — it’s not solely used for buying and selling, as an alternative doubling as a way of fee for items, providers, artwork and extra.
4 — Which two superpowers would you most wish 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 at all times so busy, so the previous could be useful to assist me go locations shortly!
5 — Apart from the current day, in what time and wherein nation would you prefer 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 received the chance to review overseas in Pittsburgh and Paris. I additionally depend myself fortunate to have been capable of work in lovely, cosmopolitan cities similar 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 converse to you?
My favourite quote is from Le Petit Prince: “All grown-ups had been as soon as kids… however solely few of them bear in mind it.” This quote is my go-to reminder to at all times keep curious and to strategy every day with recent eyes and a day-one mentality.
A want for the younger, formidable blockchain group:
On behalf of Amber Group, we want the younger, formidable blockchain group to proceed changing into catalysts of innovation, and ship new blockchain functions that rework industries whereas upholding the decentralized spirit of DeFi. We’re excited to see improvements that advance our international economic system with out forgetting the spirit of alternative and group when creating a greater world for everybody.