If you thought just one member of the Zuckerberg family bragged entrepreneurial spirit, then think again. Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg’s elder sister, is showing similar empire-building flare as her Facebook co-founding brother. Jumping on the burgeoning cryptopreneur bandwagon, the serial entrepreneur has announced she is joining the advisory board at a leading cryptocurrency exchange.
Randi Zuckerberg has officially joined seven other esteemed experts in blockchain technology who will make up the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee. The advisory board will act as a think tank for leading cryptocurrency exchange, Huobi.
The Huobi Chain provides individuals and organizations with “reliable infrastructure of self-finance, so that various assets and warrants can be generated, transferred, notarized and confirmed on the public chain in the form of tokens.”
Next generation financial protocol
The advisory board will offer specific advice and support during the Huobi Chain Superhero Championship Program’s election phase. The Championship Program was launched to enhance community participation in Huobi’s rolling out of its public blockchain, aimed at serving as the foundation for a “next generation financial protocol.”
Talking to CCN, Gordon Chen, Huobi Chain product director spoke of the importance of the program.
“The future will need a new type of financial system,” said Chen.
Randi Zuckerberg is no stranger to driving entrepreneurial ventures, being the CEO of Zuckerberg Media, the New York-based content creation company Zuckerberg founded five years ago. Randi was formerly a spokesperson and marketing director at Facebook, but currently holds no position at the company.
Facebook’s cryptocurrency connections
Facebook’s ties with cryptocurrency have been well-documented in recent months. In May this year, David Marcus left his role as head of Facebook Messenger to embark on an internal blockchain initiative. Earlier this month, Facebook quashed rumors it was planning on building a cryptocurrency on Stellar.
It seems Randi is not the only Zuckerberg to recognize the merits and potential of digital currencies. Mark Zuckerberg shared his enthusiasm for cryptocurrency, saying that one of his challenges for 2018, is to learn more about technologies “like encryption and cryptocurrency.”
Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the Peak District, UK. Since 2006, Gabrielle has followed her passion for writing and has sculptured a rewarding career out of her love for the written word. Gabrielle thrives on creating compelling content related to current affairs, politics, financial news and the latest advancements in technology and innovation. Gabrielle is excited about having the chance to write about the constantly-evolving world of crytocurrency and enabling people to learn more about this rapidly-advancing digital asset.