Huobi, one of the most prominent crypto exchanges, currently sitting third in terms of 24-hour trading volume, has managed to secure some impressive additions to its team. One name stands out from the rest, however, as Randi Zuckerberg, the elder sister of Facebook founder and CEO was unveiled as a member of the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee.
Ms. Zuckerberg was an early employee at Facebook, serving as a spokesperson and marketing director back in 2004. She left the social media giant in 2011 to head her own content production company Zuckerberg Media and has authored four books as well. Since she is no longer employed by Facebook, there should be no conflict of interest, as was the case with David Marcus, who had to quit the board of Coinbase after being chosen to lead the blockchain unit of Facebook.
The Committee will be responsible for providing professional advice for the exchange with regards to development and administration. In addition, the group of experts will be overseeing the Huobi Chain Superhero Championship Program, which was introduced a couple of months ago. The program aims to increase community participation in the development of Huobi‘s public blockchain, which the company hopes will be the “next generation financial protocol.”
According to the official announcement, “8 esteemed experts from blockchain & techni have already joined this panel, forming a strong think tank with expertise in academic, investment and industry background.“
Here is the remaining roster:
Steve Hoffman, “Silicon Valley Start-up Godfather”
Xiaolei Liu, Professor of Finance and Accounting & Director of Blockchain Lab at Guanghua School of Management in Peking University
Ooi Beng Chin, Fellow of Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at National University of Singapore (NUS)
Don Tapscott, CEO of Tapscott Group and “Father of the Digital Economy”
Jeffrey Wernick, early investor of Airbnb, Uber and Bitcoin
Lon Wong, Founder & CEO of ProximaX
Jihan Wu, Co-founder & Co-CEO of Bitmain
The announcement further reads that the Committee, “Will provide comprehensive professional advice and insights on the underlying technology, industry application, business model construction and other dimensions of the blockchain.“
At the beginning of the year, Mark Zuckerberg said that one of his New Year resolutions was to study digital currencies and blockchain technology. The aforementioned blockchain unit in the company was established in May but there are very few details on its activities so far.
Nonetheless, Mr. Zuckerberg claimed it was his personal challenge to “fix Facebook” and it appears that digital assets are going to play an important role for that plan to come into fruition.
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