후오비코리아, “”무분별한 ICO로 투자 규모 5분의 1로 축소”

엘레나 강(왼쪽에서 네 번째) 후오비코리아 운영실장이 ‘블록체인 미래 포럼’에서 발표하고 있다. (사진제공=후오비코리아)

[뉴스웍스=박준영 기자] 디지털 자산 거래소 후오비코리아는 지난 16일 서울 용산구 서울드래곤시티 한라홀에서 개최한 ‘블록체인 미래 포럼’에서 블록체인 산업 발전을 위한 방향성에 관해 이야기했다고 18일 전했다.

이 행사는 블록체인 및 암호화폐 시장 현황에 대해 예측하고 분석하는 자리로 마련됐다. 암호화폐 VC인 ‘노드캐피탈’과 블록체인 기술 서비스 기업 ‘체인업’을 비롯해 다양한 블록체인 오피니언 리더 및 관계자 약 400여 명이 참석했다.

후오비코리아 운영본부 엘레나 강 실장은 ‘한-중 패널 디스커션’ 세션에서 Du Jun 노드캐피탈 공동설립자, Zhong Gengfa 체인업 대표, Anndy Lian 린피니티 대표, Peter Kim 이오스닥 대표, Zhang YU 콜드라 COO와 함께 토론을 벌였다. 토론은 암호화폐 거래소의 마케팅, 합법화, STO(증권형 토큰 공개)에 대해 이뤄졌다.

강 실장은 “암호화폐 거래소가 활로를 개척하기 위해서는 상생을 통한 ‘신뢰 형성’이 필요하기에 최근 후오비를 비롯한 바이낸스와 같이 수익이 발생하면 다시 블록체인 산업으로 재투자해 산업 발전을 모색하는 거래소가 많아졌다”고 말했다.

또한 “후오비 코리아의 경우 원화 마켓 추진과 수수료 무료라는 정책을 동시에 추진해 위축된 시장에서 투자자, 프로젝트, 거래소 모두 상생할 방법의 마케팅을 진행 중”이라고 전했다.

이어 “현재 정부에서는 암호화폐 거래소 규제에 대해 명확한 입장이 없는 상황”이라며 “보안성을 강화해 투자자 보호를 위한 최소한의 가이드라인이 제시돼야 한다”고 주장했다. 더불어 자금세탁방지와 고객파악제도의 의무를 이행해야 한다고 강조했다.

강 실장은 STO에 대해서는 “무분별한 ICO를 진행하는 기업 등으로 인해 투자 규모가 지난해 대비 5분의 1 수준으로 축소됐다”며 “ICO에 대한 신뢰 하락과 법적 규제의 부재가 만들어 낸 현상”이라고 설명했다.

한편, 후오비코리아는 원화 마켓 오픈을 예고하고, 위축된 ‘투자 심리’를 살리기 위해 수수료 무료 이벤트를 진행한다. 오는 31일까지 레벨 2 인증 가입자가 받을 수 있는 이번 혜택은 인증 완료 시기에 따라 2~6개월 수수료 무료 기간도 차등 제공한다.

Source from: http://www.newsworks.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=320005&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#_enliple

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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.

Source from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FeObZgCNs4

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区块链商业化的探索之路

(2018区块链前沿高峰论坛)

“2018区块链前沿高峰论坛”于12月16日在韩国首尔举行,会议主题围绕“区块链的现状与未来发展趋势”开展。LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian出席了此次峰会,并作为嘉宾与包括节点资本合伙人兼金色财经创始人杜均、ChainUP财经创始人兼CEO钟庚发在内的顶级行业领袖精英就“区块链技术的商业化与改革”话题展开深度讨论。

现阶段,区块链早已成为前沿领域的一个热门话题,随之而来的是各行业对其褒贬不一态势。形成这种情况最大的原因在于,迄今为止区块链的实际应用仅仅突显在数字货币方面,而在其他方面的作用,似乎总是呈现出“雷声大雨点小”的窘境。基于此方面的问题,Anndy在峰会中分享了自己的观点.

(Annd Lian与区块链行业领袖精英开展讨论)

“区块链技术落地之难,并非难在应用层面,而是依靠现阶段的区块链技术还无法承受互联网级别的区块访问量。”Anndy说道:“我在行业中已经看见了很多做的很不错的应用落地项目,但是它们还只是存在于小范围的试点阶段,区块访问速率的提升是整个区块链行业所面临的共同难点,源于这一痛点,势必会对商业化推广后的用户体验造成极大影响,这是全行业的共同问题,需要全行业的共同努力,虽然需要时间,但我想不会太久。”

在谈及LINFINITY如何缓解这一问题时他说道:“全行业的痛点,也是LINFINITY努力的方向。但LINFINTIY在持续以市场为导向的商业化过程中发现,各行业的区块链化并不是区块链的全盘化,对于‘万物皆可区块链化’的言论,LINFINITY始终持谨慎的怀疑。区块链化只是把各行业需要用到区块链技术的方面给予信息上链即可。”

(Annd Lian与会中分享自己的观点)

“区块链的商业化落地可以有助于解决现阶段企业所面临的诸多行业问题,但它同样是一把双刃剑。LINFINITY始终践行在以市场为中心的区块链商业化发展,同样也呼吁更多的友商与企业能够一起参与其中,那么区块链未来将会是无限朝阳。”Anndy Lian笑言道:“当然,区块链的商业化道路也同样需要政府密切关注与大力支持。”前不久,他刚被任命为韩国庆尚北道区块链特别委员会委员。

 

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Understand How Blockchain Will Change the Way We Do Business

(Future Blockchain Forum 2018)

December 16th, Seoul, South Korea. “Future Blockchain Forum 2018” brought leading blockchain figures to discuss the current and future state of the industry. LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian attended and joined the panel discussion with Du Jun, Node Capital partner and Jinse Finance founder and Zhong Gengfa, founder and CEO of ChainUP to conduct an in-depth discussion on the “Commercialisation and Reform of Blockchain Technology”.

Blockchain has long been a topic of both great interest and contention as a frontier field, with a number of industries vying for their opinions on its general and business applications to be heard. As it stands today, the practical applications of blockchain are strictly limited to digital currency exchange and trade – though there is huge scope for advancement, the spectre of blockchain’s reputation precedes any meaningful application it may have beyond the realms of Bitcoin and its alt-coin brothers – in short, blockchain is all talk and no show: great thunder, yet little rain. Based on this problem, Mr. Lian shared his opinion on this prevailing view of blockchain technology.

(Panel Discussion on “Commercialisation and Reform of Blockchain Technology”)

“The commercialisation of blockchain technology is naturally difficult, not only at the application level but in the sense that it is not able to withstand the Internet-level block visit volume shown within current blockchain technology.” Mr. Lian emphasised. “I have seen a great number of innovative projects crop up in the industry from time to time, but they’re all still stuck in their pilot phase. Put simply, the increase of block access rate is a common difficulty faced by the entire blockchain industry; and it is due to this that user experiences of blockchain-enabled systems will be greatly impacted upon after commercialisation. This pain point is a common problem across the whole industry: as such, it requires the joint efforts of the whole industry to solve. It will, of course, take some time, but I believe the solution is within grasp.”

In terms of LINFINITY’s approach to the issue, Mr. Lian continued: “LINFINITY aims to focus its efforts towards solving this particular pain point within the industry; however, in the process of continuing market-oriented commercialisation, LINFINTIY has found that ‘blockchainisation’ of various industries is not a necessarily holistic approach to blockchain. Given that LINFINITY has always been cautiously sceptical towards the argument that ‘everything can be blockchainised’, we have prepared for this particular issue accordingly. After all, blockchainisation is only the process of on-chaining information that needs to use blockchain technology. ‘Blockchain Reform’ here, however, provides a potential solution, and one that LINFINITY has adopted since its inception: by combining blockchain technology with traditional entities as a market strategy – first by building a complete business ecosystem from the enterprise end, and secondly by conducting staged blockchain commercialisation from the top to the bottom.”

(LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian in the Panel Discussion)

“This approach to commercialisation of the blockchain industry may well help to mitigate the issues faced today. The infancy of blockchain is both its strength and its bane at this point – if a company can approach the problem in as pragmatic a way as LINFINITY seems to be doing at this point, then there is great hope for what the future may hold for blockchain. And of course, the commercialisation or blockchain technology need joint efforts from both commercial parties as well as local governments.” Anndy added, who was appointed as member of Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee.

For more information about LINFINITY and their future activities, please visit www.linfinity.io or contact pr@linfinity.io.

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LINFINITY Roundtable Discussion in Bangkok

“The success of blockchain commercialisation requires multi-party cooperation, and we need more innovations, ideas and insights to make this happen.” Anndy Lian, CEO of LINFINITY, said in LINFINITY’s roundtable discussion in Bangkok, together with a number of notable executives from multinational corporations, monetary funds and federations, such as Panasonic, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Management System Certification Institute (Thailand) (MASCI), SANYO, Ccare and Big Communication.

Source from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvNiuI84QS4

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LINFINITY曼谷圆桌会议:推动区块链技术创新 助力跨国企业发展

(LINFINITY曼谷圆桌会议)

 “区块链的商业化需要多方合作,我们需要更多的创新、想法和远见来加速它的实现”——LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian

LINFINITY在泰国曼谷举办了主题为“Effectively Embrace the Blockchain Technology with Traditional Business ”的圆桌会议。会议由LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian主持,与会聚集了多个行业领导者和企业家,其中包括松下、亚洲生产力组织、Management System Certification Institute、三洋、Ccare、Big Communication等多家跨国公司、国际组织的高管,对区块链未来发展商业化趋势展开了一系列深度讨论。

(Anndy Lian与参会嘉宾合影)

    基于区块链的“信任生态”

Ccare是以生产具有维生素C和天然提取物概念的护肤产品的知名领先公司。该公司由皮肤医生和药剂师于1995年创立。会议中Ccare负责人 Supakchai Kiatanant先生表示了目前对于化妆品行业而言最大的痛点“假货横行”的焦虑,并希望通过区块链技术为他们的品牌服务。

Anndy指出:对于化妆品行业而言,从产品原材料的采集到生产再到门店终端,整个供应链要经历相当繁琐的环节。化妆品行业普遍的痛点是“假货横行”,这对品牌的建构是致命的。而使用去中心化的区块链技术,使供应链每个数据节点必须相互认证,以此可确保产品身份的正品属性。区块链分布式结构保证了数据难以被篡改,溯源性则保证了数据链之间的透明化。具体来说,区块链可以从以下两个个方面赋能零售商品的防伪溯源,并克服传统方式无法解决的痛点。

从源头抓起,建立“公共账本”。与传统防伪方式不同,区块链利用其特有的去中心化存储模式,摆脱对供应链中任何一个组织的依赖。所有上链的信息都公开记录在“公共账本”上,且数据不可篡改。

简单来说,商品从零件采购到生产加工一直到售后的每一个环节的所有信息数据都被真实且永久地记录在链,任何组织或个人都能追踪得到,近而可以解决信任问题。

全程实时追溯商品信息。本质上讲,溯源就是信息传递的过程,而其基础正是零售行业商品市场流程化生产与流通的模式。商品从原材料源产地出发,历经诸多工序生产加工出来,相对应的信息流也随时间地点的变化而更新记录。而区块链的技术刚好迎合这一特点:将数据生成区块,依托密码学算法防止篡改,加盖时间戳并将区块按照时间顺序连接成链,最终结果便是区块链内所有信息都可以做到实时追溯。此时,种种造假信息便无法进入区块链中,这将很好地遏制造假行为。

(Anndy向与会人士介绍LINFINITY的防伪溯源方案)

除此之外,这些上链信息基于区块链的本质特点,还具有一定的法律依据效力。8月份最我国高人民法院网发布《最高人民法院关于互联网法院审理案件若干问题的规定》,规定于2018年9月7日起施行,规定表示:当事人提交的电子数据,通过电子签名、可信时间戳、哈希值校验、区块链等证据收集、固定和防篡改的技术手段或者通过电子取证存证平台认证,能够证明其真实性的,互联网法院应当确认。这是我国首次以司法解释形式对可信时间戳及区块链等固证存证手段进行法律确认。这将是商家与消费者共建的“信任生态”,使产品形成品牌共识,为用户提供更优质的体验。

LINFINITY凭借领先的区块链技术和创新商业运营模式,开启试点项目,涉及烟草、医药保健、物流、信息、金融、法律等多个行业领域的公司,目前已取得阶段性成果。今年10月,LINFINITY成功帮助新加坡灵芝保健品企业Scientific Tradition完成信息上链,并正式交付企业版Dapp进行最后企业内部调试。

(LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian 主持圆桌会议)

“区块链化”并不复杂

来自拥有近百年历史的Alsubeaei家族企业旗下的MASIC公司的可持续发展服务部高级副总裁Dr.Chavatip Chindavijak在讨论中提到:“区块链从诞生的第一天开始,就面临着毁誉参半的窘境,这一切都源于我们还未对区块链技术有一个清晰地认识,更不清楚从何处着手来正确使用区块链技术,发挥它的价值为企业服务。从原有的商业模式走向‘区块链化’将是一个相当复杂的过程。”

(MASIC可持续发展服务部高级副总裁Dr.Chavatip Chindavijak(中间))

Anndy Lian回应:“区块链化”并不复杂。由于区块链技术的去中心化和智能合约机制,企业并不需要将所有环节上链,可根据自身需求将信息打包上链。LINFINITY为协助企业用户在区块链的商业应用提供了两种模式:一种是如果对方目前没有自己的区块链,LINFINITY将指导企业用户将需求信息上链,直到企业可以独立运行,或者LINFINITY与企业合作一起构建区块链供应链生态;另一种是如果对方拥有自己的区块链,LINFINITY会将企业的链上信息嫁接到LINFINITY自己的区块链中来供对方更便捷的使用。通过以上两种模式可快速协助企业实现“区块链化”。

同时在回答Big Communication代表对于LINFINITY如何收费的提问中指出按月、使用次数或者合资模式的可能。

区块链商业化需要多方合作

亚洲生产力组织(APO)秘书长Dr.Santhi Kanoktanaporn:“区块链想要真正商业化普及,就必须要了解市场真正诉求。LINFINITY防伪溯源技术与商业逻辑,与APO寻找可以提高生产力新科技的需求点不谋而合。期待LINFINITY用新技术赋能生产力的发展。”

(亚洲生产力组织APO秘书长Dr.Santhi Kanoktanaporn(左))

在会议中 Anndy表示了对Panasonic松下名誉主席Dr. Sumit Champrasit与会的感谢。Panasonic一直致力于研发各种科技和方法,生产高质量的产品,达至节能和高效益,以科技改善人类的生活。

(Panasonic名誉主席Dr. Sumit Champrasit(左))

一花独放不是春,百花齐放春满园。在会议结束时Anndy表示:区块链商业化需要多方合作,LINFINITY正在积极与松下、亚洲生产力组织、Management System Certification Institute、三洋等更多的跨国大中小企业开展合作对话,将他们聚集起来并肩作战,共同利用区块链技术推动行业的发展。

 

 

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Innovations, Ideas and Insights at LINFINITY Thailand Roundtable

(LINFINITY Roundtable Discussion in Bangkok, Thailand)

“The success of blockchain commercialisation requires multi-party cooperation, and we need more innovations, ideas and insights to make this happen.” Anndy Lian, CEO of LINFINITY, said in LINFINITY’s roundtable discussion in Bangkok, Thailand. This roundtable discussion with a theme of “Effectively Embrace the Blockchain Technology with Traditional Business”, brought together a number of industry experts and entrepreneurs, including notable executives from multinational corporations, monetary funds and federations, such as Panasonic, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Management System Certification Institute (Thailand) (MASCI), SANYO, Ccare and Big Communication. A series of in-depth discussions were conducted on future commercialisation trends of blockchain.

(Anndy Lian and the guests)

Building A Blockchain-based Trusted Ecosystem

Ccare, a reputed leading company in the manufacturing of Skin Care Products with Vitamin C and Natural Extract concept, showcases its dedication to producing top-quality skin care products with minimal impact on nature. Mr. Supakchai Kiatanant, owner of Ccare expressed his concerns over the glaring issue of counterfeiting products within the cosmetics industry, he concluded by expressing hope that blockchain technology can help to significantly mitigate issues which arise from counterfeiting operations, and therefore protect both Ccare and other companies’ brand image.

As the cosmetics industry supply chain is comprised of a number of complex processes, including the procurement of raw materials, manufacturing, retailing and etc., the continuous production of fake goods within the industry becomes common, and often disastrous in terms of building a company brand. Mr. Lian asserted that the use of decentralised blockchain technology should allow for each data node in the supply chain to be authenticated, helping to ensure product genuineness. Blockchain’s distributed structure ensures that data is nearly impossible to fabricate or tamper with, and its inherent traceability ensures data transparency at every level of the system. Mr. Lian further explained that, in terms of its application to the cosmetics industry, blockchain can provide anti-counterfeiting traceability to all retail products in two significant ways, thus overcoming the pain points that result from product counterfeiting that cannot be solved through traditional methods.

The first step, according to Mr. Lian, is to build a “public ledger” of company data at the very start of business, and to ensure it is well-maintained. Far-removed from traditional anti-counterfeiting methods, blockchain removes individual dependency upon any organisation involved in the supply chain by substituting it with its unique decentralised storage model; all information is publicly recorded in the “public ledger”, and is continually updated by all areas which also contain a copy of the ledger to ensure that they all match up with each other – meaning, ultimately, that data stored within the public ledger cannot be tampered with.

In short, from raw material procurement, to production and processing, to sales and after-sales service, all information is recorded accurately and permanently in the blockchain, and can be traced by any organisation or individual. This allows for company transparency at all levels, which helps to both tackle counterfeiting within the industry as a whole, and increase business trust to the end consumer.

The second step to ensure counterfeiting becomes a distant memory is to trace real-time commodity information. In essence, traceability is the process of information transmission, and its foundation is the mode of streamlined production and circulation in the retail market. Before a commodity goes to a customer, it has to go through a number of manufacturing, stock-checking and auditing processes, with a corresponding information flow that is updated with every change of time and place – from initial manufacture to final delivery. Blockchain technology precisely caters to this feature: simply upload the individual commodity data into a block, use a cryptographic algorithm to generate a private key that prevents data tampering, and add a time stamp to connect each block in a chronological order so as to form a chain. The final result is that all information in the blockchain relating to any individual product can be traced in real time. Thus, no false information can enter the blockchain, and therefore no counterfeits can be made from deliberately tampering with information.

(Anndy introduces LINFINITY blockchain based anti-counterfeiting solution to guests)

In addition, any information uploaded enjoys the essential characteristics of blockchain technology, including, to some degree, legal validity. In August, the Supreme People’s Court of The People’s Republic of China issued the Provisions of the Supreme Peoples Court on several issues concerning the trial of cases by Internet Court, which shall come into effect on September 7, 2018, and stated that if the electronic data submitted by the parties can be proved authentic by evidence collection, fixed and tamper-proof technical means, such as electronic signature, trusted time stamp, hash value check, blockchain, etc., or certificated by electronic evidence collection and storage platform, then it should be confirmed by the Internet Court. This is the first time that China has legally confirmed technical means such as trusted time stamps and blockchain in the form of judicial interpretation. This will be a “trusted ecosystem” built by merchants and consumers to form a brand consensus and provide users with a significantly better user experience.

LINFINITY, with its leading blockchain technology and innovative business operation model, has launched pilot projects involving companies in tobacco, healthcare, logistics, information, finance, law, and so on, with a number of phased milestones already achieved. In Oct 2018, LINFINITY completed its DAPP beta 1.0 and deliver to Scientific Tradition, a Singapore Lingzhi healthcare product producer for further debugging.

(LINFINITY CEO Anndy Lian hosts the roundtable discussion)

‘Blockchainization’ is Not Complicated

 Dr. Chavatip Chindavijak, senior vice president of Sustainable Development Services Department at MASIC, a subsidiary of the Alsubeaei family business with nearly a hundred years of history, mentioned in the discussion: “Since its inception, blockchain has been facing a mixed dilemma, all of which stems from the fact that we have not yet had a clear understanding of blockchain technology, and it is even less clear where to proceed to properly using blockchain technology and leverage its value to serve enterprise. Movement away from traditional business models to ‘blockchainization’ will be a fairly complicated process.”

(Dr. Chavatip Chindavijak, senior vice president of Sustainable Development Services Department at MASIC( middle))

Mr. Lian responded to Dr. Chindavijak that the concept of ‘blockchainization’ is, in itself, uncomplicated. Due to the decentralisation and smart contract mechanisms as core tenets of blockchain technology, enterprises will not need to upload information of the whole of every business process, but only package and upload necessary information according to their own needs. LINFINITY provides two ways to assist enterprise users in their business applications of blockchain: the first is that if the other party does not currently have its own blockchain, LINFINITY will guide the enterprise user to upload relevant information until the enterprise can run it independently, or cooperate with the enterprise to build a blockchain-based supply chain ecosystem; the second approach is that, if the other party does have its own blockchain, LINFINITY will graft enterprise information on the chain to LINFINITY’s own blockchain for ease-of-use to the other party. Through these, LINFINITY can help enterprises to quickly achieve ‘blockchainization’.

In response to a question from a representative from Big Communication on how to charge users for these services, Mr. Lian suggested charging by monthly usage or joint venture.

Blockchain Commercialization Requires Multi-Party Cooperation

Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn, Secretary-General of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), raised the point that blockchain commercialisation requires an understanding of the demands of the market at any given time. He continued: “LINFINITY’s anti-counterfeiting traceability technology and business logic coincide with APO’s need to increase productivity with new technologies, and we look forward that LINFINITY can use this new technology to empower productivity.”

(Dr.Santhi Kanoktanaporn,Secretary-General of APO(left))

During the meeting, Mr. Lian expressed his gratitude to Dr. Sumit Champrasit, honorary chairman of Panasonic for attending the meeting. Panasonic has been committed to the research and development of various high technologies and methods to produce high-quality products that can achieve energy conservation and high efficiency, and to improve human life through technology.

(Dr. Sumit Champrasit, honorary chairman of Panasonic(left))

However, a single flower does not make a spring. Mr. Lian expressed that blockchain commercialisation requires multi-party cooperation. LINFINITY is actively working with more large, medium and small-sized multinational enterprises, such as Panasonic, APO, SANYA and MASCI, and bringing them together to jointly use blockchain technology to drive the industry forward.

For more information about LINFINITY and their future activities, please visit www.linfinity.io or contact pr@linfinity.io.

 

 

 

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LINFINITY at 2018 Asia Blockchain Summit (ABS)

LINFINITY attended the 2018 Asia Blockchain Summit (ABS) in Taiwan on 2-3 July 2018. The conference attracted more than 8000 blockchain enthusiasts, professionals and also political representatives from the region. LINFINITY CEO Mr Anndy Lian, together with other industry experts were invited to the summit to discuss about how to use distributed ledger technology to transform the industry.

Source from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNWegA7dC-g&t=7s

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LINFINITY Roundtable Discussion in Singapore

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.

Source from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byapJyphniE

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