The CEO of a major copy-counter (OTC) exchanger OTCBTC and the winner of the Facebook hackathon Yui-ting Cheng (better known as xdite) announced that it is going to run for mayor of the Taiwanese capital of Taipei this year.
Chang known as designer and world class hacker, which won the Grand Prix at the 2012 Facebook hackathon, held the position of chief technology officer for ico.info. OTCBTC is ranked 68 in the ranking of the exchanges, CoinMarketCap, and the company claims to be “the largest OTC cryptocurrency exchange in Asia.”
Cheng said that she “always wanted to be mayor of her town was a man that understands how the business works,” and as she was unable to find a suitable candidate, she decided to run for office herself:
The mayor is running 8 candidates, most of them older than 60 or even 70 years. None of them understands what is really going on in the world and what challenges we face. I believe that our mayor should be a person who enjoys team work and has experience in that area.
Political platform Cheng is based on the idea of turning Taipei city into a technologically advanced city. According to her message to Facebook, “a friendly regulatory environment” of the city and proximity to Japan, South Korea and China give it a “great potential to become a pioneer in the field of blockchain in Asia.”
In addition to the General idea of creating a blockchain community and areas conducive to the development of financial technology, Chang also plans to create the first cryptocurrency investment Bank.