12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.
— 1 Chronicles 29:12-13
Herbert Rafael Sim (沈峻霆), is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, investor, digital illustrator and writer. Some might even know him as ‘The Bitcoin Man“.
Herbert is currently one of the few verified ‘blue tick’ public figures in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry, across social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, by the handle of @herbertRsim; and LinkedIn.
Herbert is also the founder of Crypto Chain University (CCU), the world’s first repository institute for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency research, established in February 2010. CCU is the first of its kind, a non-profit research-only institute, focused on the public policy issues facing blockchain, cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Herbert, a Cypherpunk enthusiast, embraces and champions the theory of decentralization, to make CCU, a repository of knowledge and education for Crypto and Blockchain, free for all.
Herbert is also the founder of high fashion & luxury online magazine, WardrobeTrendsFashion a.k.a. WTF. Founded in 2009, WTF is one of the world’s largest repository of fashion labels’ campaigns and lookbooks from across the globe. The publication was acquired in February 2017, and he currently serves as a member of the board for the online publication.
Herbert uses the brand of “The Bitcoin Man” as an angel investor and advisor to multiple technological startups in the blockchain industry – TEVEL, a location-based social media platform integrated with blockchain technology from Israeli; TaoDust, the world’s first equity crowd-funding platform powered by blockchain technology from Malta; Future1Exchange, an Estonian licensed Digital Assets Exchange; and Karuschain, a blockchain technology platform for the precious metals mining industry, giving mining companies a powerful tool to safeguard human rights, reduce risks and improve environmental regulations in their supply chain.
Herbert was previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Cryptology exchange, and prior to that, the Global Operations Director at Huobi Global.
Herbert is also an activist for children living in poverty, and champions creating awareness for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world.
His philosophy shared with the young ones is to “Follow your Heart, Chase your Dreams“. He writes to help others see that no matter where you come from, you can still achieve your dreams.
Herbert also sets aside time to pursue his interests in the creative arts such as music – piano and guitar, as well as producing on digital illustration visual arts – besides his typical illustrations of crypto and Bitcoin, Herbert draws portraits of famous individuals, and scenes of Bible stories. Herbert also dabbled with film production as well, and has been listed as Executive Producer on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for a number of films, as well as television shows.
This website HerbertRSim.com, is Herbert’s official personal website, which has the official URL shortcut of the rare single character domain name – ☓.com (registered on 3 February 2005). Herbert used ☓.com for Crypto Chain University, from February 2010, and acquired it back from Crypto Chain University on 10 December 2014. The English alphabet, X.com is owned by Elon Musk. ☓.com’s unicode/punycode is xn--33h.com. The symbol of “☓” known as Saltire, is also called Saint Andrew’s Cross or the Crux Decussata. It is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross, like the shape of the letter X in Roman Numeral of the number 10.; of which holds strong personal meaning to Herbert.
The domain url of TheBitcoinMan.com (registered on on 30 June 2016) was also acquired and initially used to showcase Herbert’s creative works in Blockchain and Bitcoin. It is now used to house the projects that Herbert invested into, and advised with. Herbert also owns the Instagram page “@TheBitcoinMan” and facebook page ‘The Bitcoin Man” (created in 9 February 2017).