2020 A New Era of Blockchain Opportunities

Leading institutional investment company, technopreneurs, futurists and academic leaders gather at the roundtable to discuss about a new era of blockchain opportunities installed for the old and new industries, and how the present work done will impact the future.

In the discussions, the panel of international experts brought up many new opportunities and trends that they can reasonable see in the upcoming months.

“I can see that there are new interests in the market right now. Investors are getting more interested in the blockchain companies and understand the tokenisation model better. In my opinion, there will be new funding initiatives after the ICO and IEO era. I came up with the new terms such as IWO (Initial Wallet Offerings) or ICBO (Initial Community-backed Offerings), such offerings may stormed into the market next year as there is a demand. This may bring in new traditional investors into the blockchain market. The introduction to regulated securitised exchange will also bring in more confidence.” Anndy Lian, Blockchain Advisor to Asian Productivity Organization (APO) started the ball rolling with his some of his observations.

Lau Wen Loong, Associate Director of Tembusu Partners also agree with Anndy’s observations and has added “There appears to be a general consensus that the market is quieter and that’s certainly so in comparison to the hype in early 2018, but institutional interest continues to increase in the space. Various reports have also shown that the number of IEOs have at least held steady in this last quarter and there continued to be acquisitions as well. Surviving projects are working hard on building their product and generating traction while wiser entrants know they cannot raise money half as easily and so have to take feedback more seriously. In turn, that allows serious investors and founders to reach common ground more easily. That bodes well because, as a whole, the signs point towards an industry that is slowly starting on the path towards maturity.”

Martin Speight, CEO of Gaimin responded: “Yes we do see an increased interest in Gaimin too in the recent months. There were multiple requests for collaboration and investments after our successful IEO in Korea with Borabit. Our blockchain token and revenue sharing model helps in this interest. With the help of the technology, owners of powerful and under utilised gaming GPUs are encouraged to “rent” their resources and be rewarded with our GRMX Gaimin tokens. In return, GRMX can be used in the “real” life, allowing gamers to use our tokens to buy gaming assets. I am often being asked if our platform is secured too. Well my answer is yes! Tokens are all on the blockchain. The security of the blockchain is one of the benefits of this technology and one of the many reasons for the choice of EOS. Members of my development team have had substantial experience working in the banking sector with high profile roles in Chase Manhattan, JP Morgan to name a couple. Their backgrounds and approach to everything security related have been key. We were thrilled about when they came onboard and began working with us as part of the core development team.”

In the recent months, there are also blockchain movements that have attracted a lot of eyeballs. The campaigns help to educate the market and create more awareness for the blockchain industry. It has also opened up new opportunities for traditional businesses to work together with emerging blockchain companies to enhance their business. These opportunities help to keep blockchain businesses sustainable.

“Yellow Foundation is a registered non-profit charity in Thailand with a high impact and focus on sustainable development projects, education and enabling technology for charities. I believe in building a sustainable blockchain model for the future. Yellow.com is the beginning of the new blockchain trends. We are also building a super-secret blockchain project. Please go to www.yellow.com to find out more. I hope to bring more like minded people together to fulfil our vision.” Alexis Sirkia, Founder Yellow.com shared his journey with everyone  at the table. He also acknowledged that the blockchain gaming market is interesting and have proven usage so far.

The blockchain itself is already known to be a potentially valuable tool in today’s gaming global market. It has provided verifiable scarcity of virtual objects and collectibles, a reliable and quick payment solution and also the ability to monetise, turning games playing into a form of sustainable income. Blockchain has carefully brought the old and new gaming markets together and formed a new economy on its own.

This roundtable series is curated by Blockcast.cc and hosted by Gaimin.io. This is Gaimin’s third roundtable discussion session and they will continue to engage with various stakeholders globally to share their mission and vision.

List of roundtable participants:

1. Martin Speight, CEO Gaimin.io, https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinspeight/

2. Lau Wen Loong, Associate Director Tembusu Partners, https://www.linkedin.com/in/wen-loong-lau-刘文龍-5b589a155/

3. Anndy Lian, Blockchain Advisor, Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), https://www.linkedin.com/in/anndylian/

4. Andrew Faridani, CEO Breeze Max & CMO Gaimin.io, https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewfaridani/

5. Sander de Bruijn, Investor Relations Asia/Europe Gaimin.io & Founder/MD,  OTCdealmakers.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdb1973/

6. Professor Youngsook Park, Book Author, https://www.linkedin.com/in/youngsook-park-14237144/

7. Joshua Pak, Consultant, Suicide Venturea, https://www.linkedin.com/in/i-am-joshua-pak/

8. Juergen Hoebarth, Founder/MD , Tokenization Limited, https://www.linkedin.com/in/juergenhoebarth/

9. Alexis Sirkia, Founder Yellow.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirkia/

10. Soulin Jang, Global Manager, Sigma Chain

11. Jenny Zheng, Cofounder, Blockcast.cc & Investor, EA3W.com


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Winner of Blockchain- IT Services at Singapore Business Review Technology Excellence Awards 2019

Thank you SBR for the award: Winner of Blockchain- IT Services at Singapore Business Review Technology Excellence Awards 2019.

This article is published on 31 May 2019 on Singapore Business Review.

Singapore’s most innovative companies recognised at the Singapore Business Review Technology Excellence Awards 2019

Close to 150 corporate leaders graced the awards ceremony.

Singapore Business Review awarded the most outstanding companies at the inaugural SBR Technology Excellence Awards held at Conrad Centennial Singapore last 30 May.

The SBR Technology Excellence Awards recognises companies in Singapore with groundbreaking IT products and solutions that have successfully served the changing needs of customers and internal processes. Winners of the Technology Excellence Awards are companies from across industries that have remarkably contributed to transforming businesses through technology.

This year’s nominations were deliberated by an elite panel that includes Cheang Wai Keat, Head of Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP; Darwin Thio, Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Services, Nexia TS; Daryl Pereira, Head of Cybersecurity, KPMG; Evelyn Lim, Executive Director, Tax Advisory, BDO LLP; and Jonathan Kok, Co-Head of Technology, Media & Communications Industry Group, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP.

The full list of winners are as follows:

Back-up – Computer Software

Acronis Asia Pte Ltd

Cloud – Computer Software

Acronis Asia Pte Ltd

Mobile – Advertising

Affle International Pte Ltd

Information Management – Life Insurance

AIA Singapore

Digital – Media & Entertainment

AP Media Pte Ltd

AI – Business Services

Automation Anywhere

Digital – Financial Services

Cashwagon Pte Ltd

Connectivity – Retail

Changi Travel Services Pte Ltd

Cloud – Data Center


IoT – Hospitality & Leisure

EverComm Uni-Tech Singapore Pte Ltd

IoT – Energy

Feigin Electric Singapore Pte Ltd

IoT – Location Services

Here Technologies

Network and Broadband – Data Center

Huawei International Pte Ltd

Network and Broadband – IT Services

Huawei International Pte Ltd

Connectivity – Financial Services

IPC Systems

Infrastructure Technology – Financial Services

IPC Systems

Cybersecurity – IT Services

Kaspersky Lab

AI – Real Estate

Knowledge Navigator Pte Ltd

ICT – Business Services

Lantone Systems Pte Ltd

Blockchain – IT Services


Cybersecurity – Computer Software


Connectivity – Life Insurance

NetFoundry Inc.

Network and Broadband – Telecommunications

Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd

Digital – Real Estate

Novade Solutions Pte Ltd

Digital – Personal Insurance

NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited

Digital – Hospitality & Leisure

Oxfordcaps Pte Ltd

Infrastructure Technology – IT Services

Park Place Technologies

AI – Financial Services

Persistent Systems Pte Ltd

Big Data – Hospitality & Leisure


Virtualization – IT Services

SolarWinds Software Asia Pte Ltd

IoT – Telecommunications

SP Telecommunications Pte Ltd

Analytics – Telecommunications


Enterprise Software – Business Services

Suites Digital Pte Ltd

Digital – Banking


Digital – Life Insurance

The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd.

Mobile – Life Insurance

The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd.

AI – Banking

Tookitaki Holding Pte Ltd

FinTech – Financial Services

Turnkey Lender

Infrastructure Technology -Telecommunications

VIAVI Solutions

Robotics – Hospitality & Leisure

YOTEL Singapore Orchard


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ABC NEWS- Anndy Lian: Regulations for blockchain and crypto market will bring positive impact to the market

Anndy Lian, blockchain advisor for Inter-Governmental agency and book author of “Blockchain Revolution 2030” sees that regulation for the blockchain and crypto market will bring positive impact to the markets.

Anndy is the moderator at the Biki Korea Investment Insights event held on 2 October 2019. He is joined by distinguished panelists: Ethan Ng – CEO, BiKi Southeast Asia, Joony Koo – Founding member, BlockCrafters, Fred Kim – Partner, Rocketfuel, Steve Lee – Head of Asia, BlockTower Capital, Jackson Ra – Head of Advisory, Chain Partners, Christine Choi – Cofunder, BlockPatch and KJ Ha – Principal, Blockwater Management. The panel discussed about the latest in crypto investments and what to look out for in 2020.

”I believe that regulators must develop deeper understandings of blockchain technology and its potential impact as they continue to engage in forming the regulatory framework. With sufficient help from the government, it will bring more confidence for people to understand and use blockchain beyond the knowledge of bitcoin. Regulated digital assets exchange will be the way forward and it can create positive impacts to the existing markets,” shared Anndy Lian.

Steve Lee from BlockTower Capital also echoed similar views: “I believe that everyone in the industry now hope to see more regulations created. Regulations will eventually make the industry better. Korea is already working on this and we will see the outcomes in time to come.”

This event coincides with the Korea Blockchain Week 2019 and also part of Biki’s World Tour to promote their business. ”I am happy to see old and new friends at this event. Despite the rainy weather, we still have a full house of audiences. I am grateful to all our supporters in Korea,” Ethan Ng told Blockcast.cc Reporter, Joann Park at the event.

Biki Exchange is the rising star and one of the most talked about exchange in 2019. They are ranked Top 20 in the world currently and is building a very strong business proposition with their network and global communities. Biki will continue their efforts in Korea and will be back very soon to share more updates with their community.

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Source: https://www.abc6.com/story/41151502/anndy-lian-regulations-for-blockchain-and-crypto-market-will-bring-positive-impact-to-the-market

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Anndy Lian on Yahoo News: “Regulation bodies have to step up to support this innovation“

Anndy Lian on Yahoo News: “There is no doubt that blockchain is one of the most innovative technology globally. Singapore has long been well-known for nurturing blockchain startup companies and has a set of regulated framework in place for the digital assets market. I think in order for us to move beyond the hype, regulation bodies have to step up to support this innovation.”

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/next-trends-organised-gaimin-blockcast-171000072.html




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