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Freedom Ahn

Journalist

Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan

Freedom Ahn

Finance. Technology. Japan. Fintech. Cryptocurrency. Blockchain. P2P. C-Suite. Careers. Remittances. Business & Tech In Asia.

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How the Bitcoin Market is Recovering from the Bitfinex Hack

The bitcoin market is no stranger to controversy. Ever since its conception, there are sceptics that question the viability of bitcoin as an alternative to paper currency. However, even they cannot deny the numerous advantages of cryptocurrency especially when it comes to wireless transactions. Due to the finite supply, others even call bitcoin “Digital Gold” and expect it to hold and grow in value over the years.
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Bitcoin – A Parallel Monetary Universe

You’ve most likely heard the name and maybe some of you have used Bitcoin. But what is it, really? Bitcoin is described by people who understand it as the first example of a growing category of digital money known as cryptocurrency, of which Bitcoin is by far the largest. It’s a different animal, a unique form of digital money (no bills nor coins) created and held electronically, and accessed via a computer or smart phone.
Co-Op Credit Unions Link to Story
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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

When you think of October, you probably think of fall colours, pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. But, did you know that October is also Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month? Every year between 5 and 7 million animals end up in the shelter system across North America; more than half will be euthanized. A recent study released by the National Council on Pet Population said the primary reason people surrender their dog is due to behavioural incompatibilities with their housing or lifestyle. And while some rescue dogs will require extra effort to settle into their new digs, most shelter dogs acclimate to a loving, safe, home environment with relative ease. In fact, many people (myself included) often feel that their rescues somehow ‘know’ they’ve been spared from a perilous situation, and that gives them a deeper, more special bond with their ‘parents.’
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10 Steps To Successfully Starting An Ecommerce Business

If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, starting an ecommerce business might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Whether you purchase a ready-made store-in-a-box, add a storefront to your existing blog, or set yourself up on an existing marketplace such as eBay, Amazon, or Etsy, you can have your own shop in a matter of minutes.
Selz FounderU Link to Story
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Foreign Exchange Hedging Explained: The Smart Company’s Guide

This guide will help you to save money on your foreign exchange operations (and the worry of FX volatility risk). In this guide (3 minute read): Revealed: The 3 essential hedging products to propel your company’s FX strategy. On a £10,000 transaction for a UK company, the average FX fee with a bank is 3.6%, or £360.
Eiger FX Link to Story
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Kimono 101

When you think of Japan, chances are your mind quickly conjures up images of multi-tiered pagodas, sushi, and kimono. While kimono are a common sight, even in modern day Japan, most foreigners are surprised to learn that a typical kimono is made up of 12 (and sometimes more) separate pieces. And knowing how to properly wear them is a testament to a level of attention to detail and tradition rarely found outside of Japan.
Love Japan Link to Story
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I-Pod (Japanese Capsule Hotels)

Welcome to the second issue of Love Japan Magazine! Written by fans, for fans, Love Japan is a celebration of Japanese culture, covering lif...
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Using These Tips Could Save You Over $100 on Next Month’s Rent Check

Rent is often the single biggest chunk of a monthly budget. Having a roof over your head is money well spent — but handing over hundreds (or thousands) of dollars every month hurts. While paying rent is a necessary evil, the good news is you can reduce how much you have to pay by $100 (or more) with a little creativity.
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White people, please stop telling me I don’t ‘look Asian enough’

Chinatown. The word conjures images, vivid and distinct: blinking lights around a set menu in a restaurant window. Dark martial arts studios in deep basements with bearded men dispensing ancient secrets of self-defense. The ever-present smell of cooking rice, its steam scenting everything in the building with a moist sweetness.
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Can Hong Kong Rekindle the Fire?

In its evolution from sleepy fishing village to British-ruled port to mainland China gateway, Hong Kong's future has always been shrouded in uncertainty. Ever attuned to the shifting tides of regional politics, East-meets-West culture, and global business, this resilient city has defied predictions of its decline by adapting—and thriving.
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5 Reasons You and Your Child Will Dig Visa Buxx

Visa Buxx is a reloadable prepaid card that allows your child a secure and super convenient way to make purchases. Unlike debit cards, they can’t overspend and overdraft, they can only spend what’s on the card. Buxx is a great way to teach your child to manage their money. Transaction history is provided online and on the Navy Federal Prepaid mobile app.
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Coming Soon… Android Pay™ to Navy Federal

Soon you’ll have another way to make secure, mobile payments with your phone! Coming soon to Navy Federal members, Android Pay™ will transform mobile payments to promote simplicity, choice and security when paying for things digitally. We’ll be the first credit union to support Android Pay—a convenient and secure way to make purchases with your Navy Federal debit card on your Android phone.

About

Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn Chevalier is a cultural anthropologist (practical) and journalist specializing in traditional and contemporary Japanese culture and society. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a wide array of topics including business, finance, culture, politics, environment, conservation, and more.

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital, & virtual currency, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber security, and more.

She is also the founder and senior copywriter at WriteAhn - a B2B and B2C digital marketing agency whose specialties include business operations, human resources, finance, C-suite recruiting, talent management, productivity, and workforce issues, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, tax issues, investor relations, recruiting.

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Jerusalem Post to name just a few.

She is the daughter of a French chef and has a keen interest in food, with several of her original recipes winning national and international awards.

She resides a few minutes south of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their three Japanese dogs, and four French cats.

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Skills

  • East Asia
  • Korean Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Journalism