What is your background briefly?

My background is in global banking. I worked at HSBC Korea for about 7 years and my area of expertise is in global investments including FX, securities, and bonds. I managed accounts and relationship management duties for over 80 International Banks and various types of investment schemes. I worked through the 2008 Subprime Mortgage Crisis and observed the emergence of Bitcoin all while working at HSBC. I like comparing FX and securities to high technique boxing, whereas cryptocurrency at this stage feels like a no holds barred UFC fight with weapons and no time clock. We all now how exciting boxing once was, but who actually drew bigger interest for the biggest fight in 2017, Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor?

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

Absolutely. I have a sound understanding of finance related projects and I believe the DeHedge team is working on an inevitable subject that investors at all levels will crave for in a proper utility token. I’ve been around numerous ICOs as advisor providing insight from my research and experience in meticulous details where the companies could struggle due to lack of experience. It is my job to assist the entrepreneurs engaging in the birth of their business in blockchain to concentrate on the business and carry on as they planned on the white paper while comfortably relying on my expertise. I’m a problem solver type, so teams are free to discuss any ideas with me.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

I’m based in Seoul, Korea and my main focus was to create a data set for the very young cryptocurrency investment industry. I began researching for my personal investments, however not much info was out there. So I decided to gather some info and began analyzing. One thing led to another and my analysis eventually covered technology to politics and even weather. My research data was strictly in the investor’s point of view and therefore I have a very good understanding of individual investors. I’m working on a personal project to help the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem. Although I am unable to disclose much info as of now, please keep your ears open and I hope to surprise many people in the near future.

Why did you get involved with this ICO?

There are numerous ICOs which approach me every day for some sort of partnership. I review the partnerships on a simple principle: Would I invest with my own assets? The DeHedge team caught my attention, because I believe the demand for finance related utility tokens will constantly grow. I know DeHedge already has a strong team, but my value will be most appreciated as a bilingual ex-banker turned crypto enthusiast Korean with deep knowledge of the cryptocurrency industry in it’s early stage.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

I believe the demand is there. Key to success for entrepreneurs is to find where the desires are. Cryptocurrency is traded 24/7. It’s not easy making big profits every day, and although the cryptocurrency investment market gets really exciting during bullish times, the situation is more bearish. It’s just the way the market is. We build up to frequent climaxes, but the market requires just as much time to build up to the sizzling occasions. Our contribution to the cryptocurrency investment industry will be valuable and our investors will appreciate a visionary project like DeHedge.

How can people find out more about 

Follow DeHedge on twitter and on Facebook for daily updates and visit our website to learn more about the project. For more info on myself and the projects I’m working on, follow me on LinkedIn and feel free to look me up on Facebook if you want to find more casual side of me.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

I’m interested in many things. My hobbies include sports – baseball, basketball, golf, swimming, tennis, etc. – , photography, cooking, technology, and playing with my two puppies.


Prepared and edited by Andrew Carroll, Journalism MA in DIT.

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