Angie talked about blockchain and agreed that blockchain had been tainted by its association with wild cryptocurrency price swings, scams, tax evasion, and money laundering:
“The resources to actually verify [blockchain projects] and do deep dives doesn’t currently exist within the framework of traditional newsrooms,” she said.
“Those aren’t the only stories that are relevant,” she said. “There are a lot of superficial headlines out there, and that’s great, it’s all part of the same ecosystem, but it is not the only part. I want to elevate understanding.”
Take a look at Angie’s videos below to learn more:
Angie Lau is an award-winning former Bloomberg TV anchor, 20+ year veteran of journalism and is currently Founder and CEO of Forkast.News: a digital media platform for all things blockchain.
Her flagship morning show “First Up with Angie Lau” on Bloomberg was broadcast globally into 350 million homes and offices around the world. She has interviewed leading newsmakers, CEOs, and icons, including her exclusive with Li Ka-shing — his first television one-on-one in more than a decade — that continues to be watched in syndication globally. As a communications leader, Angie has advised CEOs and executives at global firms including: Li Ka-shing Foundation, UBS, Horizons Ventures, and Walmart, among other global organizations.
She is a sought-after speaker, and her TEDx Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” was turned into a TED Ed Lesson for its global audience of 6.7 million followers.
Angie, who is a director on the Executive Committee Canadian Chamber of Commerce of HK, a senior board member of Asian American Journalists Association Asia Chapter and a serving on an advisory board for Journalism & Media Studies Center at University of Hong Kong, has held several important leadership positions. She was:
- former two-term President of the Asian American Journalists Association Asia Chapter (AAJA)
- past Correspondent Board Governor at the Foreign Correspondents Club of HK
As a communications advisor, she has media trained and helped framed strategic communications for high-level executives from Walmart, UBS, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Fresco Capital, Lane Crawford, Antler, and others.
Angie has helped inspire leaders and worked with executives at Marriott International, UBS, The Women’s Foundation, Women Directorship Program, and other multinationals..
As a moderator and emcee, Angie has helped navigate important conversations for organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse, Bloomberg’s Most Influential Summit, GREAT, and Asian Development Bank’s GMS Business Summit with heads of states from six ASEAN nations.
Angie‘s speaking topics are:
- future of business
- power of communications
- finding your voice