Cindy Huynh

Cindy Huynh is a digital nomad and cryptocurrency enthusiast. As a former edutech founder, she's on a mission to help others understand the social and economic implications of emerging technologies.

Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin’s Price Increases as Positive News Flood the Cryptocurrency Industry

By Cindy Huynh / July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bitcoin’s price increased by more than 5% in the last 7 days. While it’s uncertain what is behind the rapid increase in Bitcoin’s value, there are several positive announcements in the cryptocurrency sector. Global regulators have taken active steps to publish a framework to monitor risks from cryptocurrencies, while BlackRock, the largest asset management company…

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Cybercriminals Target Facebook Fans and Demand Bitcoin Ransom

By Cindy Huynh / July 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cybercriminals have recently threatened Facebook users that they will leak their private sensitive videos unless they pay thousands of dollars in Bitcoin. Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting center, is currently aware of the situation. They have alerted and advised victims who have received the threatening email to not respond to the…

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Hong Kong Launches the Largest Government-backed Blockchain-based Trade Platform

By Cindy Huynh / July 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to the Financial Times, Hong Kong’s Central Bank will be testing out a blockchain-based trade finance platform. The platform is linked to 21 different banks which include HSBC and Standard Chartered. Although there are a large number of blockchain-based bank-led trade platforms, this is one of the largest examples and one of the earliest…

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Blockchain Consensus

Polychain CEO: Tech Giants are Losing Talent to Cryptocurrency Startups

By Cindy Huynh / July 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

While large technology giants like Google and Facebook may provide their employees with great benefits and perks, this is apparently not enough to keep many qualified developers from leaving Silicon Valley to explore the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. “What we’re seeing is an absolute exodus from many of these major tech giants like Facebook, Google,…

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Blockchain Software Firm R3 Considers Going Public, Announces New Platform for Businesses

By Cindy Huynh / July 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to Bloomberg, the enterprise blockchain software firm R3, who is currently working with over 200 large international companies including Microsoft, Wells Fargo & Co, Intel, and US Bancorp, is considering an initial public offering (IPO). R3 Speaks with Advisers About a Potential IPO According to an anonymous source, the blockchain software company is currently…

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Billionaire Steven Cohen Invests in Autonomous Partners, a Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

By Cindy Huynh / July 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to Bloomberg, billionaire Steven Cohen through Cohen’s Private Ventures has recently invested in Autonomous Partners, a hedge fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Autonomous Partners is currently led by Arianna Simpson, a strong advocate for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Autonomous Partners emerged in 2017 and has received investment from Union Square Ventures, Coinbase’s…

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Early Uber and Airbnb Investor: ‘Bitcoin is a People’s Currency’

By Cindy Huynh / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Jeffrey Wernick, an independent angel investor who previously invested in Uber and Airbnb, is also a large advocate of Bitcoin. Wernick believes that Bitcoin has true value to add to society, including the potential to solve the biggest problems plaguing our fiat financial system. Problems With Today’s Existing Financial System According to an interview with…

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Bitcoin Down Losses

Wall Street Trader Confident that Bitcoin is the Best Investment for Cryptocurrency Traders

By Cindy Huynh / July 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bart Smith, the head of digital asset trading at the Susquehanna International Group, believes that Bitcoin is the best investment for cryptocurrency traders because it has established use cases and has cemented itself as the currency of the internet. According to CNBC, Smith believes that despite the bearish market, Bitcoin remains the best form of…

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HTC

HTC Releases More Details On Its All-New Blockchain Phone

By Cindy Huynh / July 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Taiwanese phone-maker HTC recently revealed more information on its HTC blockchain-powered Exodus smartphone. With HTC’s current financial problems, there’s a lot riding on the success of the Exodus and whether the phone will help HTC succeed in the smartphone market. TechCrunch recently reported that HTC released more information concerning their smartphone at the RISE blockchain…

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Kraken vs GDAX

Kraken vs GDAX | Detailed Comparison of Two Fiat Exchanges

By Cindy Huynh / May 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Kraken and GDAX (Global Digital Assets Exchange) are popular, well trusted, and secure cryptocurrency exchanges aimed at experienced traders. Both of these San Francisco-based exchanges accept fiat currencies, but are separated by their numbers of supported cryptocurrencies: GDAX only lists 4 of the most popular cryptocurrencies, while Kraken offers trading for more than 15 cryptocurrencies.…

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