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State of crypto | Annabelle Huang, Amber | VOX Ep 27

Annabelle Huang of crypto player Amber Group discusses the firm’s move to Singapore and into retail.

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Amber Group is a crypto business that moved from Hong Kong to Singapore last year, and is now backed by Temasek, among other investors. Its latest Series B fundraise boosted its valuation to $3 billion.

Annabelle Huang, managing partner, discusses the firm’s valuation and potential IPO plans, managing the changing regulatory landscape, and the extension of a prop-trading start to a new embrace of retail business.

  • Timecodes:
  • 0:00 – Annabelle Huang, Amber Group
  • 1:54 – Amber expands out of pure institutional business
  • 4:20 – Institutional needs in crypto versus TradFi
  • 7:54 – Convergence between crypto and traditional finance
  • 9:07 – How Amber views regulatory uncertainty
  • 10:43 – Amber switches HQ from Hong Kong to Singapore
  • 12:59 – Crypto’s prospects if CBDCs emerge
  • 14:52 – Adapting institutional products for retail wealth mgmt
  • 16:56 – Is gamification healthy?
  • 18:31 – Why NFT valuations are falling
  • 21:55 – Web3, institutional versus retail demand
  • 22:41 – Are there social benefits to financializing games?
  • 23:30 – Stablecoin and Tether risks
  • 25:32 – Amber Group’s IPO plans
  • 27:00 – Most exciting development for 2022

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State of crypto | Annabelle Huang, Amber | VOX Ep 27