Diep Nguyen attended Hanoi University of Science & Technology where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from 2006 to 2009. In 2009, she attended Keio University for a degree in Information and Environment studies. From 2012 to 2014, she studied for her Masters degree in Media & Governance at the Keio University. Afterward, she earned a Ph.D. in Media & Governance at Keio University from 2014 to 2017. 
Nguyen started her career in 2014 as a Research Associate at Keio University. In 2016, she became a Writing and Research Consultant at Keio until June 2017. From 2017 to 2018, she served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). She also works as a Lecturer at the University of Engineering & Technology, Hanoi. 
In August 2020, Diep Nguyen co-founded Oraichain alongside Chung Dao & Duc Pham and she serves as the AI Lead of the company. In June 2023, she was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Oraichain. 
Oraichain (ORAI) is a public blockchain that allows users to create different data requests. Instead of users, smart contracts can also request data securely from Artificial Intelligence (AI) APIs through Oraichain. The blockchain network is built based on Cosmos SDK along with Terdemint’s Byzantine Fault Tolerance consensus that helps speed up transactions’ confirmation time. 
"Oraichain is the world's first AI-powered oracle platform. Oraichain connects Artificial Intelligence APIs to smart contracts, serving as a foundational base for the creation of a new generation of smart contracts. Only six months since inception (August 2020), Oraichain has successfully passed a full audit by Halborn Security, launched its mainnet and developed multiple DApps to leverage AI technologies in the blockchain ecosystem. We have bridged to both Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, with a bridge to the Polkadot ecosystem nearing completion" - Diep Nguyen
Oraichain's features include the AI marketplace for AI algorithms, an AI provider for devs, individuals, or companies, a staking & earning functionality, user/AI requests, and the OraiDAO for validators and stakeholders to review community changes. 
ORAI is the native token created and contained in the Oraichain network. There are three types of ORAI, including ERC20 ORAI on the Ethereum network, BEP-20 ORAI on the BNB Chain, and Native ORAI on the Oraichain Mainnet. 
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