6 Questions for Amber’s Annabelle Huang – Cointelegraph Magazine

We ask blockchain and cryptocurrency industry builders what they think of the industry…and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!

This week our 6 Questions go to Annabelle Huang, managing partner of Amber Group, a global digital asset platform.

Prior to Amber Group, I was Asia Manager at AirSwap, a decentralized trading platform that enables peer-to-peer trading on the Ethereum blockchain. Prior to moving into digital assets, I advised private equity funds, US corporations and hedge funds on structured solutions and risk management as an FX Structurer at Deutsche Bank and Nomura in New York. My background in traditional financial markets, coupled with my experience in institutions and macro markets, has given me a unique perspective in developing the product strategy and solutions provided by Amber Group.

1 — What problem do you think blockchain has a chance to solve, but hasn’t been tried yet?

The gender divide is a key social challenge that blockchain technology can potentially solve. I believe blockchain technology has the potential to unlock investment opportunities for women, and I am honored to be in this industry to help educate women and other marginalized communities about the usefulness of crypto technology. and blockchain in their financial journey.

The industry is also changing at such a rapid pace and the opportunities for innovation are limitless – what more can we do to empower women financially? And how can we break the glass ceiling for women building careers at the intersection of finance and technology? I firmly believe that these are issues that we need to tackle together as an industry.

2 — What will happen to Bitcoin and Ether in the next 10 years?

Bitcoin and Ether are not going anywhere. On the contrary, they will grow in popularity as crypto becomes mainstream. Price and value will continue to fluctuate as in any given financial market, but as the size of the communities that support them grows and regulations become clear, Bitcoin and Ether are likely to spur innovation and become a pillar of the industry and beyond.

3 — Do you subscribe to the idea of ​​Bitcoin as a means of payment, as a store of value, both… or neither?

Both! I believe Bitcoin works like any other currency and holds its own stored value. We see its widespread adoption these days, with the millions of online transactions and the ever-increasing interest in crypto exchanges and digital asset platforms. This speaks to Bitcoin’s usefulness – it is not only used for commerce, but also serves as a means of payment for goods, services, art and more.

4 — What are the two superpowers you would most like to have, and how would you combine them for good… or for bad?

I would opt for teleportation or mind reading. In my job there are always a lot of people, so the first one would be useful to help me go fast!

5 — Other than today, when and in which country would you have liked to live?

Throughout my life I have been very lucky to have lived in a few beautiful places. I grew up in China and had the opportunity to study abroad in Pittsburgh and Paris. I also consider myself lucky to have been able to work in beautiful cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Hong Kong and now Singapore. In another life, I would have tea in a quaint London cafe.

6 – Thinking of a favorite poem or song, what is it and why does it speak to you?

My favorite quote is from The little Prince: “All the adults were children… but few of them remember it.” This quote is my go-to reminder to always stay curious and approach each day with fresh eyes and a day one mindset.

A wish for the young and ambitious blockchain community:

On behalf of Amber Group, we want the young and ambitious blockchain community to continue to be catalysts for innovation and deliver new blockchain applications that transform industries while preserving the decentralized spirit of DeFi. We are excited to see innovations that advance our global economy without forgetting the spirit of opportunity and community when creating a better world for all.