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Talking Heads: Crypto’s “Pure Speed” & TradFi’s Hurdles ft. Amber’s Annabelle Huang

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Singapore-based Annabelle Huang is the managing partner at leading digital assets exchange Amber Group. Hailing from traditional finance, she previously advised private equity funds, US corporates, and hedge funds on structured solutions and risk management as an FX structurer at Deutsche Bank and Nomura in New York.

Prior to joining Amber Group, Huang served as the Asia lead at AirSwap, a decentralized trading platform that enables peer-to-peer trading on the Ethereum blockchain.

We sat down with Huang to discuss the current state of the crypto market, the convergence of DeFi and TradFi, and crypto’s prospects in the long-run.

Key takeaways:

  • It’s not the first time the industry is facing a bear market cycle.
  • The difference between TradFi and crypto is that latter is evolving at a much faster pace.
  • There will be new and previously unknown use cases for crypto.