November 19, 2020 – Harumi Kicks of Hong Kong Blockchain Week with Blockchain Center

Harumi Kicks Off Hong Kong Blockchain Week with The Blockchain Center

The Blockchain Center was LIVE from Hong Kong Blockchain Week, launching off with a panel on Central Bank Digital Currency with Harumi Urata-Thompson from Celsius Network and Andrew Durgee from Republic Crypto.

In the webcast, Harumi and Andrew talked about the current cryptocurrency landscape. The lively discussion ranged from talking about the variety of financial and technological features of NFT’s and NFT exchanges to a wide-ranging back-and-forth of crypto “war stories” about the recent past and future trajectory of cryptocurrency businesses. Their segment of the live webcast was followed by presentations of the biggest Non Fungible Token projects: Juergen Hoebarth from Tokenization Limited, Jesse Johnson from Aavegochi, and Devin Finzer from OpenSea.

Andrew Durgee entered crypto in early 2010, pioneering early blockchain technology plays including an industry first multi signature wallet repository. Andrew studied Management Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a highly skilled executive with over 12 years of experience. Andrew was previously a Partner at a leading blockchain advisory group, TLDR.

The online event was hosted by the Blockchain Center.

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November 19, 2020 – Harumi Speaks at Goldfingr Virtual Deal Club for Hong Kong Blockchain Week

Harumi Opens Hong Kong Blockchain Week with Goldfingr Virtual Deal Club

Appearing alongside notable blockchain investors and advocates, Brock Pierce and Nick Spanos, Harumi Urata-Thompson opened up Hong Kong Blockchain Week for Goldfingr Virtual Deal Club.

Brock Pierce, a blockchain billionaire, spoke about “The Future of Blockchain and Crypto during the Global Economic Crisis — A Time for Rebirth”.

Nick Spanos, Founder of the Blockchain Center, talked about “Ushering in the Digital Age: Smart Contracts and Oracles.”

Harumi, speaking as CFO at Celsius Network, addressed “The Crypto Lending Economy”.

Hong Kong Blockchain Weeks Premier Investor Event – Goldfingr Virtual Deal Club XVI, was hosted by Lior Messika, CEO of EdenBlock VC.

Goldfingr is an exclusive global investment club, based on the mastermind principle. Founded in NYC (2014), Goldfingr is the 1st digital members-only club.  The Virtual Unconference of Conferences, a Boutique Experiential Summit for Investors, Founder/CEOs & VIPs.

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November 4, 2020 – The Block Babes Interview Harumi On Cryptocurrency Lending

The Block Babes Interview Harumi on Cryptocurrency Lending

The Block Babes host a weekly webcast event, “Today in Tech”.  In this episode, Harumi Urata-Thompson was interviewed by the three GenZ blockchain advocates who comprise The Block Babes team. The trio have made it their mission to promote financial education in the area of blockchain technology, decentralized finance and cryptocurrency. Their topic today was about Harumi’s latest endeavors as CFO at Celsius Network.

In the webcast, Harumi talks about:

What is Celsius Network and how does it work?

How does Celsius Network pay interest?

How has Harumi’s career trajectory evolved to get here?

Celsius Network has emerged to become one of the most popular cryptocurrency lending platforms.  Against this backdrop, Harumi provides an inside view of crypto lending business models that are driving some of the biggest trends in cryptocurrency today.

Celsius Network enables interest-bearing cryptocurrency accounts and low-fee lending that utilizes cryptocurrency as collateral.  Companies like these platforms have grown significantly since they allow users to earn a substantial passive income on cryptocurrency digital assets, particularly in comparison to fiat-based savings account interest rates. They often offer higher interest rates on savings accounts and loan rates that are generally lower than traditional alternatives.

The Block Babes video channel on pscp.tv and YouTube were created in efforts to bring awareness about blockchain technology, decentralized finance, and education to the younger generations. They are a self-described group of “GenZ girls that fell in love with blockchain technology and the ability to build and capitalize on it.” The Block Babes believe that financial freedom is so important yet it’s not common knowledge or something you typically learn in schools.

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October 18, 2020 – Centralized Finance in a DeFi World

Harumi Talks Centralized Finance in Decentralized Finance

Harumi Urata-Thompson was recently interviewed in a live podcast by Norbert Gehrke of eXponential Finance.

In the podcast, Harumi as Chief Finance Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Celsius Network talks about her current endeavors promoting centralized finance in a decentralized finance world.

eXponential Finance provides advisory and customized research services, primarily focused on – but not limited to – market entry to Japan/Asia, business model validation, innovation and scale-up strategies.

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October 5, 2020 – Harumi Talks Cryptocurrency Lending with Blockchain UniVRse

Harumi Talks Cryptocurrency Lending on Crypto Mondays VR with Blockchain UniVRse

Blockchain UniVRse’s Annalese hosts a weekly webcast event, “Crypto Mondays VR”.  In this episode, Harumi Urata-Thompson spoke about the current environment of decentralized finance and cryptocurrency, and her latest project as CFO at Celsius Network.

Celsius Network is one of the most popular cryptocurrency lending platforms.  From this vantage point, Harumi provides an inside view of crypto lending business models that are driving some of the biggest trends in cryptocurrency today.

Celsius Network enables interest-bearing cryptocurrency accounts and low-fee lending that utilizes cryptocurrency as collateral.  Companies like these platforms have grown significantly since they allow users to earn a substantial passive income on cryptocurrency digital assets, particularly in comparison to fiat-based savings account interest rates. They often offer higher interest rates on savings accounts and loan rates that are generally lower than traditional alternatives.

In the webcast, Harumi addresses key questions like:

What is Celsius Network and how does it work?

How does Celsius Network pay interest?

What was involved in fundraising $20 million during COVID-19?

Blockchain UniVRse is part of Bits and Tokens, a blockchain media company that focuses on the world of cryptocurrency. Their goal is to educate, inform, and teach the public about how cryptocurrency works and how it can be used in day-to-day life.

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August 27, 2020 – “SEC & Mom and Pop Investors? Nodes on CODA” Podcast with Matthew Aaron

“SEC & Mom and Pop Investors? Nodes on CODA” Podcast with Matthew Aaron

Listen to Harumi Urata-Thompson and Matthew Aaron as they talk about “mom and pop” investors and the CODA “lightweight” blockchain protocol on his podcast show, The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Podcast. Matthew Aaron, Editor-in-Chief of CRYPTO 101 Media, is an advocate for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. He is focused on educating the average consumer to the benefits and real-world applications of blockchain technology.

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June 18, 2020 – Blockchain Center Expert Panel: Enterprise Blockchain Webinar

Blockchain Center Expert Panel Webinar: “Enterprise Blockchain”

Harumi Urata-Thompson’s homebase is New York City, the world’s leading financial center.  It was natural for Harumi to reference fintech as examples of enterprise use of blockchain.  In a time of COVID-19, people are using virtual means of communication and come from many different homebases.  Accordingly, the panel of experts that included Harumi related enterprise blockchain to other areas like medtech. The lively webinar discussion on Enterprise Blockchain focused around addressing questions like:

At what point can we say a certain technology is truly adopted?  Is it when most solution providers consider this as part of the product?  Or when the majority of  end users have switched?

What is the best use case of this technology? Is personal data one of them?

Presenting alongside Harumi Urata-Thompson were respected peers, Manny Alicandro, NYC attorney and former candidate for New York Attorney General and NYC Public Advocate, Brian J. Esposito, Founder & President of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, a holding company with 20+ years of taking a company’s vision and launching successfully into market, Radhika Iyengar, Founding Partner at StarChain Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture studio focused on the convergence of advanced technologies and enterprise blockchain expert, and Xenia Vyazemskaya, co-founder of It Takes Two content marketing and PR firm for startups in fintech and digital assets.

The webinar was moderated by Peter Borovykh, who made his name in finance and created groundbreaking algorithmic trading strategies that quantifies market sentiment and leverages market participant emotion.

The online event was hosted by the Blockchain Center and Bitcoin Center NYC, with special thanks to Anna Ginzburg, Nick Spanos and Scott Spiegel.

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June 4, 2020 – Blockchain Panel: Modern Stores of Value and the World Economy

HUT Consulting on Blockchain Expert Panel, “Modern Stores of Value and the World Economy”

With blockchain’s underlying technology still so young, there remains a lot of room for innovation and improvements. Subjects discussed in the webinar varied from financial trading to legal & compliance across to marketing communications and technology. These areas were focused around addressing big questions like:

Are cryptocurrencies really acting as stores of value?

What can we do to bring more transparency?

What’s the “it” that will push this technology and investment vehicle into mainstream?

Presenting alongside Harumi Urata-Thompson were respected peers Bryan McGurk, investor and writer experienced in non-profit sector and legacy market trading, Xenia Vyazemskaya, co-founder of It Takes Two content marketing and PR firm for startups in fintech and digital assets, and Manny Alicandro, NYC attorney and former candidate for New York Attorney General and NYC Public Advocate.

The online event was hosted by the Blockchain Center and Bitcoin Center NYC, with special thanks to Anna Ginzburg, Nick Spanos and Scott Spiegel.

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April 23, 2020 – Delivering Cybersecurity Learning to the LairEast NYC Startup Community

LairEast NYC Craving for Cybersecurity Learning Satisfied by HUT Consulting

Harumi Urata-Thompson delivered cybersecurity knowledge that was especially in demand in a post-COVID-19 world to the highly engaged (and engaging) Lair East community.

While presenting the cybersecurity topic itself isn’t particularly unique, given the pandemic, these are by no means ordinary times, and new things develop day by day.  Harumi talked about the heightened importance of protecting our digital assets and securing the work-from-home environment by better understanding what exactly we’re facing.

HUT Consulting thanks Cyber Dacians for contributing content to the presentation.

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November 8, 2019 – HUT Consulting Discusses FinTech and Blockchain for the Lawyers

November 8, 2019 – HUT Consulting Discusses FinTech and Blockchain for the Lawyers

HUT Consulting was invited to speak on a panel at the “Fintech 2019: A Regulatory Overview of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Coins & Tokens” event at the New York City Bar.  The panel topic was Ethics of Bitcoin and ICOs Enforcement. 

 

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