Improve Productivity Using LINFINITY Blockchain Technology

On September 9th, LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian was invited to visit the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan for an in-depth discussion on “How to Build a Trusted Anti-counterfeiting Traceability Ecology with Blockchain Technology” together with Joshua Lau, Director of APO Research and Planning Department, Sherman Loo, Director of Administrative & Finance and members of the research team.

Anndy Lian introduced LINFINITY’s blockchain based anti-counterfeiting solution and business strategy to the attendants. He pointed out that the strength of blockchain technology is obvious. For blockchain to be fully commercialized, it is necessary to understand the real market demands, which exactly coincides with the APO’s search for new technologies to boost productivity.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is an international organization that aims to improve productivity and promote sustainable social and economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. APO currently has 20 member countries and regions, including South Korea, Singapore and Japan. Its strategic focus is on the use of high-tech to revitalize small and medium-sized enterprises, promote regional development, advocate innovation and popularize green productivity.

When talking about the LINFINITY blockchain based anti-counterfeiting solution, Anndy Lian said, “We upload the product information onto the block and adopt a unique and blockchain-supported QR code. By scanning the QR code, the consumer can obtain the information about the good. These data are transparent and cannot be artificially tampered with. Although many traditional enterprises have taken anti-counterfeiting measures, customers do not often proactively verify the authenticity of products they buy. Such paradox situation makes these anti-counterfeiting measures a ‘Maginot Line’. LINFINITY is to motivate consumers to participate in anti-counterfeiting verification and to report counterfeit and shoddy goods in a timely manner through the unique ‘token mechanism’ in the blockchain ecology. Such rewarded source-tracking mechanism can enhance their awareness of consumer rights and to motivate them to participate in the whole supply chain as a key element.” Anndy Lian added: “All new technologies need to be integrated to put into use. Integrating the Blockchain, IoT and AI can help minimize the drawbacks of the supply chain, and also can remedy the loss in time if there is any problem.”

In recent years, APO has set up research institutes in Singapore, Taiwan and Philippines, dedicated to the study of industrial upgrading and transformation, of which blockchain technology is also a part. “We are looking forward to furthering collaboration with the APO, combining LINFINITY’s blockchain technology and APO’s management experience in productivity, to enhance productivity with new technologies,” said Anndy Lian.

 

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LINFINITY携手亚洲生产力组织,用区块链助力生产力发展

9月9日,LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian 受邀到访总部位于日本东京的亚洲生产力组织(APO),并与APO调查企划部部长刘本玮,总财务部长吕振銮及所属科研小组成员就“区块链技术构建可信任的防伪溯源生态”展开深度探讨。

Anndy Lian 向与会嘉宾介绍了 LINFINITY 防伪溯源技术与商业逻辑,他指出区块链技术的强大之处显而易见,区块链想要真正商业化普及,就必须要了解市场真正诉求。这与APO寻找可以提高生产力新科技的需求点不谋而合。

亚洲生产力组织(APO),是一个以提高生产力为目的,促进亚太地区社会经济可持续发展的国际组织,现有包括韩国、新加坡、日本等20个成员国家和地区参与。其战略重点在运用高新科技振兴中小企业、促进地区发展、提升创新主导、普及绿色生产力等方面。

在谈及 LINFINITY 防伪溯源生态时,Anndy Lian 表示“我们将产品信息上链,且采用独一的QR码,消费者只要扫描QR码,便可获取商品在整条供应链上的信息数据,这些数据是透明化,且不可被人为篡改的。当然,尽管很多传统企业也采取了防伪的措施,但消费者并不会去主动验证,使这些“防伪措施”变成了一条名副其实的“马奇诺防线”。而 LINFINITY 则是通过区块链生态中特有的“通证机制”激发消费者主动参与防伪验证的过程中,及时举报假冒伪劣商品,从而使溯源问责得到奖励,更好的维护自身消费权益。” Anndy Lian 补充道:“所有的新技术都需要整合使用,将区块链+IoT+AI联动起来,既可将供应链的弊端防范于未然,又可在出现问题时及时补救。”

近些年,APO已在新加坡、台湾和菲律宾都设立了研究所,致力于研究产业升级转型(ITC),区块链技术也属于这一部分,LINFINITY 的区块链防伪溯源技术接下来将会成APO重点关注的商业项目。“我们非常期待与APO的进一步合作,结合 LINFINITY 的区块链技术及APO在生产力方向的管理经验,用新技术赋能生产力的发展。” Anndy Lian说道。

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The FTT On Location At The Linfinity Forum

On Thursday 30th August, we attended Linfinity Forum at Canary Wharf’s Level39. Other than the incredible view from the building and the delicious sandwiches served for lunch, highlights included:

Naoris CTO Fernando Martinho talked about how the world’s cyber security has not changed in 35 years and the inevitable security breaches and catastrophes that this fact has caused. He also pointed out that, in 2015, companies spent $3 trillion fixing cyber security problems, which is 3 times the value of the market.

That is insane.

His colleague, Naoris CEO, David Carvalho, added the bleak prediction that this problem is not going to go away, it’s just going to get worse.

The pair then shared Naoris’ mission, which is to make the world a safer place by revolutionising cyber security using blockchain. Carvalho concluded – “You either have integrity, or you don’t, and blockchain is very good at managing that.”

That made us all feel better!

Next we heard from a panel of experts about financing tech startups. This panel featured Andrew Adcock and Jinu Kochar of Crowd for Angels, Rupert Barksfield from Nousplatform and PWC’s Rodney Prescott. It was moderated by Linfinity’s own CEO, Anndy Lian.

When asked what made them invest in a particular company, the panel stressed that it wasn’t all about white paper – they have to be impressed with the CEO. Andrew Adcock said he often goes to watch the CEO talk, and what he’s looking for is the belief that they can do the work needed to make the company a success day in, day out. The team and product were also mentioned as important factors.

When asked about ICOs, the panel make it clear they expected a company wanting funding to justify why they are doing the ICO, and demonstrate that it is more than just a way to make a quick buck.

Rodney Prescott made the very valid point that, just because there’s an ICO involved, doesn’t mean it removes the need to rationalise what the money is needed for.

A particular highlight of the forum was an address by Nicole Anderson on using blockchain for social good.

Covering topics such as digital identity and financial inclusion, Anderson discussed how blockchain can improve the immutability, trust and transparency of services and improve issue relating to identity and inclusion worldwide.

A particularly interesting point made by Anderson was that the problem with digital identity in the western world is almost the opposite of that in developing countries – we are demanding the right to be forgotten, whereas in emerging markets, 1.1 billion people have no form of formal identity at all, which excludes them from access to a range of services.

The talk also covered how blockchain can help revolutionise world politics, with decentralised voting provider Votem receiving a special mention. Another major issue in emerging markets that can be solved with the help of blockchain is land rights. Kenyan based Harambee Token was named as a company attempting to do just that.

Overall, it was an interesting and informative day that only served to strengthen our belief that blockchain is set to make a significant change to the way we all live our life, and improve the situation for billions around the world.

Source from: https://thefintechtimes.com/linfinity-forum-report/?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0

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欧洲区块链专家聚焦 Linfinity Forum 2018 伦敦站

Linfinity旗下首届 Linfinity Forum于英国时间 8 月 30 日,在英国伦敦第二高楼1Canada Square盛大举行。为期一天的 Linfinity Forum 吸引了超过100名行业高管及商业决策者参与,汇聚了包括区块链、信息科技以及金融等行业的领袖精英,就区块链技术发展与网络安全问题展开深度讨论,这是 Linfinity继Linfinity Talk之后,举办的又一高规格的区块链商业高峰论坛。

据数字物流运营商 Zencargo 最近发布的一项行业数据表明,供应链效率低下和沟通不畅,已导致英国企业生产力损失超过 15 亿英镑。

“我们希望英国成为 Linfinity 走出亚洲的第一站。在过去几个月里,我们对欧洲市场的供应链行业进行了深度考察和调研,我们相信,Linfinity 基于区块链技术的供应链管理服务可以很好地服务欧洲市场。”Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian 在开幕致辞中表示。

“区块链技术的商业化仍处于萌芽阶段,需要借鉴传统经济的成熟经验,并加以优化整合。 英国是第一个在 18 世纪实现工业化的国家,我们坚信 Linfinity 将英国选为拓展全球业务的第一站是一个正确的选择。” Anndy 补充道。

本次论坛还邀请了多位欧洲区块链、信息技术及金融业的专家就区块链的行业发展做了深度讨论,包括Deane Wealth Management Consulting CEO Andrew Deane,  FINTECH Circle Innovate CEO兼联合创始人和英国女性金融科技协会的负责人Nicole Anderson,大西洋新技术公司业务总监Ashish Gianini,以及普华永道高级经理Rodney Prescott等。

Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian主持了关于技术型初创公司融资的小组讨论

Naoris CEO Fernando Martinho和Naoris CEO David Carvalho分享了他们对区块链网络安全未来发展的看法

技术给实体供应链带来了重大变化,通过无纸化报关程序和贸易自动化,显著提高了港口的物流效率。供应链金融也应如法炮制,但实际情况仍是纸质流程继续占主导地位,自动化流程的采用相对较慢。

根据2018年世界供应链财务报告,“区块链等新兴技术仍在试验中,因为银行和金融科技公司希望将基于多方的封闭式概念证明转变为更加开放和商业可扩展的东西。”“技术也是如此不断增加对贸易数字化处理的需求,以及整个供应链中更快,更灵活,更节省成本的流程。“

小组研讨:关于新加坡,直布罗陀,英国和美国区块链行业监管比较

“我们欢迎基于Web 3.0的开创性应用的对话,这可以弥合新型技术,如区块链与传统金融之间的差距,”大西洋新技术业务总监Ashish Gianani表示。

为了提高银行支付义务(BPO)和其他数字贸易结算的效率、速度和透明度,Linfinity运用区块链技术将供应链各个环节打通,且相互认证,保证了整个流转过程中信息的高效管理, 并在数据的安全性和可追溯性方面发挥着关键作用。

在本次论坛上,Linfinity与多家本地公司达成了合作意向,建立工作伙伴关系,以支持供应链和跨境供应链贸易运动。

Redsand Partners LTD 执行合伙人Nicole Anderson就非洲和亚洲新兴的金融科技行业发表主题演讲

Blockpass CTO Thomas Leiritz分享了他对去中心化身份验证的见解

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Linfinity Forum 2018 in London to Feature European Blockchain Experts

LONDON, United Kingdom, 30 August 2018 – Singapore-based blockchain company Linfinity hold its first Linfinity Forum out of Asia in the United Kingdom (UK), after a series of successful talks with key industry players in Singapore, South Korea and Japan. The Forum was held on Thursday, 30 August at 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, the main finance center in London.

The one-day forum serves as a platform for key C-suite level business decision makers within various industries, such as the banking and finance sector, cybersecurity and blockchain technology to exchange industry advancements between Asia and Europe.

 According to recent analysis of industry data from digital freight forwarder Zencargo, supply chain inefficiencies and miscommunication are costing UK businesses over £1.5bn in lost productivity.

“We wanted to make the UK our first stop outside of Asia because of the strong level of interest we received from parties within various industries in the UK over the past few months,” shared Anndy Lian, CEO of Linfinity in his opening speech, “we believe that there is a considerable market for Linfinity’s service offerings in the area of supply chain financing, and the Linfinity forum will aim to bridge that gap.”

“The commercialization of blockchain technology is still in budding stage, and it needs to learn from the past for its better integration with traditional economy. United Kingdom was the first country to industrialize in 18th century, and we believe we are in the right place today, to learn, to share and to cooperate,” added Anndy.

 The Linfinity Forum 2018 also featured a panel of notable speakers from  Europe, including Nicole Anderson, CEO and Co-founder of FINTECH Circle Innovate and Head of the UK Women’s Fintech Association, Ashish Gianini, Business Director at Atlantic Neotechnologies, Andrew Adcock, Chief Marketing Officer of Crowd for Angels and Rodney Prescott, Senior Manager of PwC.

Anndy Lian, CEO of Linfinity, hosted a panel discussion on Financing for Tech Startups

Mr. Fernando Martinho, Co-founder of Naoris and Mr. David Carvalho, CEO of Naoris shared their views on the future of cybersecurity in blockchain.

Technology has brought about significant changes to the physical supply chain with improvements in logistical efficiencies at ports with paperless customs clearance processes and automation of trade facilitation programs. However, the same cannot be said with supply chain finance, where paper processes continue to dominate, and adoption of automation processes is relatively slow.

According to the World Supply Chain Finance Report 2018, “Emerging technologies such as blockchain are still being experimented with, as banks and fintech look to move beyond multiparty-based closed proofs of concept to something more open and commercially scalable.” “Technology is also increasing demand for the digital handling of trade, and for faster, flexible and cost -saving processes across the supply chain.”

Panel discussion on Industry Regulation Comparisons – Singapore, Gibraltar, UK and USA

“We welcome a conversation with founders of path breaking applications in Web 3.0 with the aim to bridge the gap between disruptive technologies and traditional finance,” said Ashish Gianani, Business Director of Atlantic Neotechnologies, in his sharing on Gibraltar’s pioneering regulations.

With the aim of enhancing the efficiency, speed and transparency of Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) and other digital trade settlements, blockchain and Linfinity plays a pivotal role in improving the protection, management, security and traceability by aggregating the processes of  the total supply chain network on a single blockchain register.

At the Linfinity Forum 2018, Linfinity achieved cooperation intentions with several local companies to establish working partnerships on their impending entrance into the UK market to support supply chain finance and cross-border supply chain trade movements.

Nicole Anderson, Managing Partner of Redsand Partners LTD, was giving a keynote speech on the blockchain for social good, focusing on the emerging fintech industry in Africa and Asia.

Thomas Leiritz, CTO of Blockpass, shared his insights on how individuals control over their data and eliminate the painful process.

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Linfinity Forum 2018: Industry Elites Gather in London

Linfinity Forum:

Linfinity Forum is Linfinity’s industry summit forum for blockchain technology, applications and commercialization.The forum is mainly conducted in the form of guest presentations and panel discussions. Through the in-depth interpretation of the blockchain field by industry elites and experts, the forward-looking development status and future trends of blockchain are outlined.

The “Trusted Supply Chain Ecosystem” built by Linfinity is based on blockchain technology, big data and Internet of Things. By packaging the big data collected in each link into blocks, it can truly achieve “Internet of everything and sharing with mutual trust”.

Agenda:

Speakers: 

Anndy Lian

CEO of Linfinity, Anndy is an all-rounded business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international & public listed companies. Anndy is also the CEO of ANCL Pte Ltd, headquartered in Singapore that helps forge partnerships for businesses in Asia to other parts of the world.

Clem Chambers

He is the pioneer of the computer games industry, Founder and CEO of ADVFN, one of the world’s biggest financial information online website portal, listed on the London Stock Markets Alternative Investment Market (AIM). He is also the Managing Director of Online Blockchain PLC, the first London listed blockchain company. Clem’s latest book, Cryptocurrencies: A beginner’s guide – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin is available on Kindle, one of Amazons Best Sellers.

Andrew Adcock

Andrew is the Chief Marketing Officer and a founding team member at Crowd for Angels, the FCA regulated crowdfunding platform. Andrew is welcomed to speak at various events on subjects such as crowdfunding, business funding, blockchain and regulation.

Nick Hughes

He is the Gibraltar based Introducer, Investor and Events organizer in the Blockchain and Crypto industry. Currently working closely with FinTech companies globally and consultatively to assist them in expanding their businesses, gain investment as well as managing events and conferences.

Nicole Anderson

Nicole is a venture builder, investment advisor. Passionate about technology business models that are challenging the status quo and providing greater inclusion for people globally, she has focused on the innovation intersection of emerging technologies and emerging markets both physical and virtual. She is a Voted Innovator of the Year 2017 by the South African Chamber of Commerce. She is also a contributing author to the The FinTech Book, exploring the role of corporate venture as a catalyst for innovation in FinTech.

Andrew Deane

As one of the co-founders of WealthBriefing, Andrew Deane has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, with over 17 years focused on Wealth Management and Private Banking.

Alex Man

He is the Managing Director & Co-Founder at Nousplatform – Investor, ICO consultant, experienced Business Development, Investment Relations executive.

Jinu Kochar

Jineshwar is a Crypto Analyst at Crowd for Angels (UK) Ltd. He analyses and researches upcoming projects in the FinTech sector with a focus on blockchain and crypto assets.

 

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Linfinity Forum 2018:行业精英 齐聚英伦

Linfinity Forum:

Linfinity旗下针对区块链技术、应用与商业化的行业性高峰论坛。论坛主要以与会嘉宾讲演和小组议题讨论的方式开展。通过业界精英、专家对于区块链领域的深度解读,前瞻性地勾勒出区块链当下的发展现状与未来趋势。

Linfinity所构建的“可信任供应链生态”全部基于区块链技术、大数据与物联网。通过将各环节收集的大数据打包成区块并上链,真正做到“万物互联,防伪溯源”。

会议流程:

出席嘉宾:

Anndy Lian

LinfinityCEO,全面的商业策略家,他为新加坡本地、国际的上市企业提供过多个行业的咨询服务,在亚洲拥有超过15年的经验。同时也是ANCL PTE有限公司的首席执行官,该公司总部设在新加坡,帮助亚洲企业与世界其他地区建立伙伴关系。

Clem Chambers

全球最大金融信息在线门户网站,上市公司 ADVFN 的创始人和首席执行官,同时也担任伦敦区块连锁公司——“在线连锁”(OnlineBlockChainPLC)总经理一职,其所著的《密码货币:初学者指南-比特币、以太坊、莱特币》一书也成为Kindle亚马逊畅销书之一。

Andrew Adcock

大型众筹平台——Crowd for Angels首席营销官和联合创始人,经常被邀请出席多项论坛峰会,如众筹、商业基金、区块链及管理等,对投资、软件应用程序开发有着专业的事业和独到的见解。

Nick Hughes

直布罗陀项目发起者,区块链和加密数字行业的投资者和事件组织者。目前与诸多金融科技公司在全球范围内有着密切合作。

Nicole Anderson

风险投资商、投资顾问,热衷于商业模式领域研究,专注于新兴技术和新兴市场的交汇创新,包括实体技术和虚拟技术。被南非商会评选为2017年“年度创新者”,《The FinTech Book》一书联合作者之一,主要探讨企业风险作为金融科技创新的催化剂的作用。

Andrew Deane

WealthBriefing的联合创始人之一,具有30年金融服务领域从业经验,专注于财富管理和私人银行业务长达17年之久。

Alex Man

Nousplatform的总经理和联合创始人,投资者,ICO顾问。

Jinu Kochar

众天使(英国)有限公司的密码分析员,重点研究领域为区块链及数字货币。

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Linfinity: A Blockchain Enabler Makes Blockchain Useful for SMEs

Linfinity organised a roundtable conference themed “Explore the Future of Blockchain Technology” in Singapore. The roundtable gathered industry leaders and entrepreneurs across different sectors to discuss on the topic that how Blockchain technology can empower SMEs. Teo Ser Luck, a former minister of state in Singapore and now the chairman of Nufin Data, was also invited as special guest.

SMEs: A Huge Market

Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian hosted the roundtable discussion. “In Singapore, 99% of the Enterprises are SMEs, contributing 49% of nominal value aded. For supply chain industry, SMEs are also facing the pain points that traditional MNCs are trying to tackle, including the efficiency and transparency of goods and value transaction, which Blockchain solutions can step into.” Anndy said, “This is a huge market, which we all can’t afford to lose.”

Source from: Department of Statistics Singapore

The Singapore-based fashion brands and marketplaces presented during the discussions—Pinc, Lovefreya.co, and Feso Asia—expressed that they want to know how Blockchain can help local designer brands. A persistent problem that they have been facing is having their designs copied, and they hope Blockchain can help mitigate profit losses from this problem.

Earlier on during Blockspace Asia, Linfinity signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Pinc, Lovefreya.co, and Feso Asia. Linfinity, a pioneer in using Blockchain in supply chain management, will provide these three companies with technological support in supply chain management using Blockchain-based solutions.

SMEs: The First Beneficiaries from Blockchain

“There is no doubt that Blockchain is bringing new energy into traditional industry, and it will be revolutionary. But its value depends on how we use it.”  Mr. Teo said during the discussion. “The flexibility and great adaptability will make SMEs one of the first beneficiaries from Blockchain.”

Mr. Teo shared his experience on how he helped start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) while at the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and as minister of state for trade and industry. Since stepping down as minister of state for manpower, Mr. Teo has been involved in several ventures ranging from education and sports to fintech.

“It is necessary for SMEs to look at the current trends of their industry and have a sense of where it is going in the future. There is always an urgent need for innovation, and when it comes, we should grasp it and see how it can restructure the business models and fill in the gaps.”

This roundtable also invited guests from Quest Ventures, Blockvital, BlockConnectors and Sharechain to share their insights on how the Blockchain technologies can empower SMEs in the region. Mr. Bill Teng, Chairman of Ping An Securities also highlighted the fact that if we explore Blockchain thoroughly with SMEs, SMEs will most likely to benefit a lot and it will surely help in their business productivity and efficiency.

 

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Linfinity:中小企将成为区块链的首批受益者

Linfinity在新加坡举办了一场主题为“探索区块链技术未来”的圆桌会议。会议聚集了不同行业的领导者和企业家,共同探讨区块链技术如何助力中小企业。新加坡前人力部及贸工部部长、新加坡国会议员张思乐先生,也被邀请出席并担任特邀嘉宾。

中小企业:巨大的潜在市场

Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian主持了圆桌讨论会,他说:“在新加坡,99%的企业是中小企业,占总体经济增长值的49%。对于供应链行业而言,中小企业正面临着与传统跨国公司同样的难题——商品的流转效率低和透明度不公开。Anndy表示,这是一个巨大的市场,我们牢牢抓住,依托区块链技术让“难题”不攻自破。

在会议的讨论环节,新加坡时尚品牌——Pinc,Lovefreya.co和FesoAsia的负责人纷纷表示,他们希望借助区块链技术杜绝服装设计行业中抄袭乱象,从而减少因此问题而带来的利润损失。

在前不久才结束的Blockspace Asia峰会上,Linfinity已与Pinc,Lovefreya.co和FesoAsia签署了战略合作协议。Linfinity的一系列区块链防伪溯源,将为这三家公司的供应链管理提供技术支持。

中小企业:将是区块链的首批受益者

“毫无疑问,区块链正在为传统产业带来新的活力,它将具有史无前例的革命性。但它的价值取决于我们如何使用它”。张思乐先生在讨论中说:“灵活性和良好的适应性将使中小企业成为区块链的首批受益者。”

同时,张思乐先生分享了他在新加坡人力部以及担任贸易和工业部长期间,如何帮助初创企业和中小企业实现快速成长的宝贵经验。“中小企业有必要了解各自行业的当前趋势,并知晓未来的发展方向。产业总是迫切需要创新,当新生的事物到来时,我们应该抓住它,看看它如何重塑商业模式并填补空白”。

此外,圆桌会议还邀请来自 Quest Ventures,Blockvital,BlockConnectors 和 Sharechain的嘉宾出席发言。平安证券执行董事滕伟先生也在与会中强调,中小企业或许将成为区块链商业化红利的最大受益者,区块链技术也必将加持他们的事业取得成功。

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Blockchain Cannot be Developed behind Closed Doors

To change the real world, blockchain companies need to step out of blockchain world.

The blockchain industry does not lack hype, for sure. New blockchain companies seem to spruce up every single day. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) raised more money in the first three months of 2018 than the whole of 2017, according to data collected by CoinDesk.

However, blockchain is still a distance away from mass adoption. The technology remains in a nascent stage and has not impacted people around the world yet, which has led many to question whether the world can really be transformed by blockchain.

Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian believes that in order to speed up the tapping of blockchain’s potential, blockchain companies need to proactively try to merge their technologies with traditional businesses and industries, especially those that are less digitalised at the moment.

He said, “The appearance of blockchain provided traditional industries with unlimited heights of imagination. However, there are many problems that blockchain needs to overcome first.

“It cannot work behind closed doors, as its first-priority role should be a technological service that is integrated with traditional industries. In this process, blockchain technology can continually be upgraded.”

A wider audience

Integrating blockchain with traditional businesses and industries will, most importantly, let it reach a wider audience.

The value of the blockchain market is estimated to be USD 550 million this year. While the size of the industry is rapidly increasing, it is hardly comparable to already established industries.

For example, Linfinity aims to provide blockchain-based solutions for the supply chain to make the supply chain industry more transparent and secure. The global supply chain management market size is worth around USD 14 billion now, making it 25 times as large as the entire blockchain market.

Hence, when Linfinity integrates blockchain into supply chain management, it opens up blockchain to a whole new paradigm of possibilities and business use-cases. By combining blockchain effectively with pre-existing technologies to help traditional businesses, it brings blockchain directly to the masses, rather than having blockchain stay within specific circles.

The blockchain process of transacting and storing information on a decentralised, distributed ledger yields many benefits for enterprise application data. That makes supply chain management a good use case—a consortium of stakeholders in a supply chain can own, operate and enforce rules for their own shared blockchain.

Combine with other technologies

Blockchain itself should be used sparingly, where it is needed. The ample cryptography which blockchains employ also make them slow. That provides another reason to reconsider off-chain processing and storage alternatives.

In order to maximise its effectiveness and applicability to enterprise scenarios, it needs to be used together with other pre-existing great technologies.

Lian said, “Making blockchain more widespread requires a process. Simply relying on the technology itself is unproductive.”

“Linfinity combines blockchain with Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). We also focus on the demands of businesses and consumers, so we can speed up the commercialisation of blockchain.”

Besides, having data from the supply chain recorded onto blockchain, Linfinity plans to use other technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, to conduct real time analysis and to magnify the value of supply chain data.

It will then be able to provide innovative value-add services such as smart energy monitoring, smart sales monitoring, and predictive maintenance.

For blockchain world to expand its reach to the wider world, blockchain companies need to proactively step out. Having access to wider markets and amplifying blockchain’s effectiveness aside, that is the only way blockchain can truly enhance the world.

 

 

 

 

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区块链——放眼未来才能改变世界

区块链所引领的产业革命风潮,使许多区块链公司如雨后春笋般的冒了出来。根据 CoinDesk 的一项调查,仅2018年前三个季度ICO所募集的资金量已超过2017年全年。但这样的热度并不代表区块链的广泛应用,区块链技术还处于发展的初级阶段,距离大规模商业化普及还有很长的路要走。“区块链真的有价值吗?”——这样的怀疑声不绝于耳——“区块链或许只开花,不结果”——更多人对于它的看法,由新奇变为质疑。

Linfinity CEO Anndy Lian认为,区块链公司需要主动尝试将他们的技术与传统业务结合,尤其是那些数字化程度较低的行业,以此来促进区块链行业的整体发展。

“区块链的出现为传统产业提供了无限的想象力。”他说:“但是,区块链首先需要克服许多问题。比如,不能闭门造车,自我陶醉于技术本身,而应该多去了解供应链的痛点与诉求点,这样的区块链技术才是实事求是的,才是有价值的。”

更广泛的受众

今年区块链市场的价值估计为5.5亿美元。虽然规模和体量并不大,但其价值已与传统行业不可同日而语。最重要的是,区块链与传统行业相结合,可以覆盖更广泛的消费者,创造更多的商业价值。

Linfinity旨在基于区块链技术为供应链提供一套防伪溯源的解决方案,以使供应链行业更加透明和安全。

目前,全球供应链管理市场规模约为140亿美元,是整个区块链市场的25倍。“这是一片巨大的蓝海,我们是不会放过这样的机遇。”Anndy Lian说道:“Linfinity将区块链集成到供应链管理中,并完成数据‘打包上链’,这样的好处是使得供应链管理成为一个很好的生态系统,各个结点透明、安全、且不可能被篡改,这样不仅可以节省企业本身的防伪成本,还可以增加消费者的忠诚度,形成良好的口碑传播,让更多的人所知晓。 ”

结合其他技术

“让区块链更广泛普及需要一个过程,这不仅仅只依靠技术就能实现。”Anndy Lian解释道:”Linfinity将区块链、人工智能和物联网(IoT)相结合,形成‘三位一体’的系统化生态。区块链使管理结构变得透明、安全,物联网收集全方位的大数据,而人工智能提高整个流程的效率。因此加快区块链的商业化已不再是纸上谈兵。“

在Linfinity所搭建的生态下,最大的好处便是能够提供更多创新型的增值服务,如智能能源监控,智能销售监控和预测性维护。

区块链只有放眼于更广阔的天地,才能真正改变世界。

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