Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi sent a “friend request” to a member of the Zuckerberg clan, and that friend request has been accepted.
This is after Randi Zuckerberg, the elder sister to the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was unveiled as a member of Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee. The serial entrepreneur and author is currently the CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a New York-based content creation firm she founded five years ago.
Zuckerberg will join seven other experts on the committee, which is designed to serve as a think tank for the digital asset trading platform. Notably, the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee will provide professional advice as well as support during the Huobi Chain Superhero Championship Program’s election phase. The Huobi Chain Superhero Championship Program was launched a little over two months ago as a way of enhancing community participation in the development of Huobi’s planned public blockchain.
Additionally, the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee will offer the digital asset exchange counsel with regards to the governance and development matters of Huobi Chain.
Besides Zuckerberg, other experts on the advisory committee include investor and bitcoin evangelist, Jeffrey Wernick, and the co-founder and CEO of bitcoin mining giant Bitmain, Jihan Wu.
Though she currently holds no position at Facebook, the Harvard-educated professional was an early employee of the social media giant, serving as a spokesperson and a marketing director. With Facebook already having launched a blockchain initiative there will thus be no appearances of conflict of interest, like was the case with the social media giant’s blockchain head, David Marcus, who had to quit his position as a board member of Coinbase recently.
As CCN reported earlier this month, Marcus tendered his resignation from the board of the cryptocurrency exchange on the grounds that it was the “appropriate” thing to do.
The launch of Facebook’s blockchain division in May this year came on the back of the social network’s founder having stated his intentions to study decentralized ledger technologies with a view of potentially fixing the platform’s myriad problems this year.
So far, Facebook has released few details regarding its blockchain initiative. This has given room for speculation with the most recent being that the social media giant was considering forking the Stellar blockchain. However, the Silicon Valley giant refuted the reports, as CCN reported.
“We are not engaged in any discussions with Stellar, and we are not considering building on their technology,” a Facebook spokesperson said at the time.
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Last modified (UTC): August 26, 2018 22:00