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Randi Zuckerberg Joins Huobi As Facebook-Blockchain Speculation Continues

Mark’s Zuckerberg’s big sister Randi has accepted an invitation from digital currency exchange platform Huobi to become part of their Chain Expert Advisory Committee. Randi Zuckerberg is herself a successful author and entrepreneur,  the CEO of Zuckerberg Media, and creator of “Dot” – the hit children’s book and TV show.

Randi Zuckerberg will team up with several other techno-savvy individuals as part of the committee which has been set up to serve as a kind of Think-Tank, the intention being that the group bounce ideas off each other and “brainstorm” in a bid to stimulate new ways in which blockchain technology can be utilized within Huobi’s platform.

In addition, the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee will provide advice and support during the Huobi Superhero Championship Program. This event was launched two years ago as a method of getting the community to participate in the development of the Huobi blockchain.

Because Facebook has already launched its own blockchain initiative, Huobi must have trusted there will be no conflict of interest when they decided to approach Randi Zuckerberg, although there will surely be speculation that Randi won’t be able to avoid doing a little recon work for baby bro!

Who Is Randi Zuckerberg?

36-year-old Randi Jayne Zuckerberg was born in Westchester County, New York, and it’s safe to say that had younger brother Mark not founded Facebook, Randi would have done just fine for herself. Long before Facebook, her success in the business world led to her becoming a regular contributor to the TV program Forbes on Fox.

Randy graduated from Harvard in 2003, and she then worked for the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Zuckerberg would later write in interviews that at the time, this was her dream job and the one she had aspired to, and she had a great couple of years working for that firm.

Randy left Ogilvy & Mather to go and help her brother with Facebook. Although currently holds no actual position with Facebook, Randi was one of the very first people to be employed by the fledgling company, and earned a stellar reputation as Facebook’s spokesperson as well as it marketing director.

In 2011, Randy decided to go it alone, announcing her new social media firm Zuckerberg Media. Her company has proved highly successful with a client roster that includes BeachMint, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Condé Nast and Bravo.

Zuckerberg is also a successful author; as well as several female-focused tech-oriented self-help books, most recently Randy wrote the children’s book Dot, which as well as being a bestseller has also become a successful TV program.

Facebook Still Eyeing Up The Blockchain

Back in May, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had launched its own blockchain division. Zuckerberg put together a small but ultra-efficient group of highly talented people whose sole remit was to thoroughly investigate blockchain technology, asses if it would be useful for Facebook, and if yes, in what way.

There had been speculation of late that Facebook were about to approach the cryptocurrency company Stellar with a view to a partnership, but a Facebook spokesperson shot such speculation down with this statement:

“We are not engaged in any discussions with Stellar, and we are not considering building on their technology,”

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