Will Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Kill or Save Bitcoin (The Goat)? Anndy Lian thinks “We might really see a pro-longed bull run.”

Will Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Kill or Save Bitcoin (The Goat)? Anndy Lian thinks “We might really see a pro-longed bull run.”

Thanks for capturing my comments on Twitter. Personally, I think this post from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook is a hint to us that he is open to having bitcoin on the balance sheet. As for ditching his stocks, well that would not happen. If he joins Twitter, Square, PayPal, Tesla and all in accumulating bitcoins with his $20 billion of cash, we might really see a pro-longed bull run.

 

Will Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Kill or Save Bitcoin (The Goat)?

Perhaps tired of the likes of Elon Musk and Mark Cuban dominating the crypto press, Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has emerged from the shadows with a headline-grabbing move of his own – naming his new pet goat after the world’s biggest cryptoasset: bitcoin (BTC).

Bitcoin the Goat has become the talk of the net after Zuckerberg posted a photo of the animal frolicking in what appeared to be a hay-lined barn, with a playmate named Max, on his Facebook page.

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The BTC community has been debating the significance of the goat and its moniker. On Twitter, Madelon Vos, a Dutch columnist and bitcoiner, indulged in some wordplay, quipping that the secret message behind the naming was that Bitcoin Max(imalists) are GOATs (greatest of all time). In fact, a number of other Bitcoin fans also very similar puns – a welcome distraction, perhaps, to the token’s somewhat erratic slide below the USD 55,000 mark in recent hours.

Crypto advisor and investor Anndy Lian was another to jump on the Bitcoin Maxi joke bandwagon, but also asked if the choice of name indicated that Zuckerberg was prepared to abandon stock investment in favor of a crypto portfolio.

Another crypto enthusiast, the CEO and co-founder of CoinCorner Danny Scott, asked if Zukerberg’s Bitcoin love meant that he had fallen out of love with Libra, his firm’s stablecoin project now known as Diem.

Among the mirth and excitement, a few sober souls clamored to make themselves heard. Bitcoin trader and crypto tweeter @BitBitCrypto appealed for reason, writing:

“Zuckerberg knows about bitcoin and it’s not on Facebook’s balance sheet yet. Instead, he named his goat Bitcoin. Guys? I’m not sure this is a market buy signal.”

But such voices of reason were not to be given much airtime today, with Francis Pouliot, the CEO and Founder of Bull Bitcoin, replying jestfully:

“Why would [Zuckerberg] want to put it on Facebook’s balance sheet instead of suppressing the price long enough to stash up like an emperor?”

The timing of Zuckerberg’s post suggests that he may have been paying close attention to Cryptonews.com, which late last month outlined three compelling reasons why his firm should take up a position in bitcoin.

But there was a macabre twist to all this goat-themed fun – as posters with good memories recalled the bizarre tale of how Zuckerberg once killed a goat he owned…and then served it up to the Twitter boss Jack Dorsey.

Back in 2019, Rolling Stone carried an interview with Dorsey, where the latter explained that Zuckerberg had killed a goat that he had raised “probably with a stun gun and a knife,” before sending it to be butchered.

“Evidently in Palo Alto, there’s a rule or regulation that you can have six livestock on any lot of land, so he had six goats at the time,” Dorsey was quoted as saying.

The meat from the slain goat was then put in the oven, but didn’t quite come out as planned.

Dorsey continued:

“We go in the dining room. He puts the goat down. It was cold. That was memorable. I don’t know if it went back in the oven. I just ate my salad.”

Will Zuck kill Bitcoin? Will he eat it for lunch? Or will Bitcoin The Cryptocurrency appear on the balance sheet of Facebook? Stay tuned to Cryptonews.com to find out!

 

Original Source: https://cryptonews.com/news/will-facebook-s-mark-zuckerberg-kill-or-save-bitcoin-the-goa-10252.htm

 

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Anndy Lian X-rays the Cryptocurrencies Hype

Anndy Lian X-rays the Cryptocurrencies Hype

Anndy Lian spoke about at the event titled “The Cryptocurrencies Paradox: Hype, Reality, Opportunities” on 4 May 2021. This event is organised by the People’s Association and supported by South East Community Development Council at the Geylang Serai Virtual Community Club.

Blockchain technology is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system. This technology is often linked to “cryptocurrency”. A cryptocurrency, broadly defined, is virtual or digital money that takes the form of tokens or “coins” has been the buzz word. The two terms come into the limelight again in the mainstream media thanks to bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin lately.

“Blockchain technology is definitely is not hype. Governments and corporates are adopting the technology. Cryptocurrencies on another hand have a speculative angle. There is hype, just like many other exciting assets. Most importantly, when we look at crypto, we should not be looking at the price only, hype is temporary, the real substance behind the coin is when you see the utility of the coin in the real life.” Anndy Lian told the live audiences.

Anndy has also mentioned that the trend right now in the market is NFT and DeFi. Ethereum who is the second biggest cryptocurrency, behind bitcoin should also be carefully watched. The coin is at $3,400 at the time of the live telecast is gaining traction after the announcement of ‘EP 1559’ fee market structure.

“Ethereum is like oil in the crypto space. It has big followings, liquidity and a proven ecosystem. The fees are high now, but it should be lower when changed to POS. The burning mechanism will be a game-changer for the chain. To add on, layer 2 are also working hard to make the chain faster, cheaper and more scalable as we speak. We should not be worried about the fees now. If you are very worried you can switch to Binance Smart Chain, they are a good choice too.”

At the event, Anndy has also addressed the following:
– The current bitcoin and doge trends.
– How do you evaluate and decide to invest in a project/ coin?
– Is crypto a good long term investment?
– What should I do if I got into a scam crypto investment?
– Should I invest in crypto? How do I buy it?

At the end of the event, Anndy cautioned all that investing in crypto is subjected to high risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Check www.anndy.com/updates for the full footages for the event.

About Anndy Lian:

Anndy Lian 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 and public listed companies. He is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector.

Currently, he is appointed as the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group where he looks after the governance and compliance aspects of the business.

Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies.

He also played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lian wrote a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea where he shares insights on how blockchain technology plays an important foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Bitcoin’s Correlation with Altcoins is Declining Again. Anndy Lian said “Its temporary.”

Bitcoin’s Correlation with Altcoins is Declining Again. Anndy Lian said “Its temporary.”

Data reveals that certain bigger altcoins (e.g. BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, and also ETH to a lesser extent) have become markedly less correlated with BTC over recent months.

The bull market changes the correlated relationship between some altcoins and Bitcoin. It has not significantly changed it though. What we are seeing now is an overhyped and oversubscribed market. There is an overflow in liquidity. Community members and supporters are buying some of the altcoins thinking that it will give them 10-20X ROI. They also think that Bitcoin has hit its maximum price level during this period. Therefore moving their investment into altcoins. And that is why we are seemingly seeing less correlation. But if you watch the market closely, whenever Bitcoin is down, they are all down too.

This recent decline in correlations is temporary. Bitcoin is still the big brother with slightly over $1 trillion in market cap. Bitcoin also takes up more than half of the entire crypto-verse. I would expect Bitcoin to continue taking the lead. If big brother is down, all will be down. We can see this more impactfully when we hit bearish like situations.

In the shorter term, especially in this bull market, this divergence is good for traders and investors. Retail investors are gaining more. Social traders are also getting more. Professional investors are getting even more.

In the longer term, if the top few altcoins can continue to generate out good results in their token price and real business value that is generating good revenue and profits, it is still good for everyone.

Personally, I still prefer Bitcoin to be the poster boy. We are still early in this crypto industry. Any failure will be glaring. Altcoins diverging from the Bitcoin trend may not be convincing enough especially so to the whales and institutional investors who still prefer Bitcoin.

Lastly, I would like to thank CryptoNews and Simon Chandler for quoting me in the article.

View the original article at https://cryptonews.com/exclusives/bitcoin-s-correlation-with-altcoins-is-declining-again-what-10131.htm or on Google News.

 

Bitcoin’s Correlation with Altcoins is Declining Again. What Does it Mean?

Bitcoin (BTC) has long been accustomed to being the dominant cryptoasset, yet recently its share of the overall crypto market capitalization has declined. From standing at around 70% at the start of the year, it has since fallen below 50%, highlighting how other cryptoassets are increasingly starting to take a bigger share of recent gains.

The logical extension of this decline in dominance is that correlations between bitcoin and other coins have also begun to subside. As far back as a year ago, pretty much all the leading cryptoassets had a correlation with BTC of 0.9 and above (1 being the maximum), but in recent weeks this figure has sunk below 0.3 for many of the top-ten cryptos.

Opinion among analysts regarding this decline is mixed. While some claim it’s the temporary result of an expansionary bull market, others say that declining correlations represent a fundamental shift in the industry, as other coins beyond BTC increasingly prove their value propositions to investors.

Been there, done that

If you rewind to the end of April 2020, ethereum (ETH)XRPdogecoin (DOGE), and cardano (ADA) were all heavily correlated with bitcoin, at ratios of 0.95, 0.92, 0.91 and 0.95, respectively. Basically, whenever bitcoin rose or fell in price they all did the same, with their movements arguably little more than an expression of bitcoin’s performance.

As the graph below indicates, things began to change in the second half of the year.

There was a gradual subsidence up until July/August, when bitcoin (and to a lesser extent, ethereum) began rising in price, leaving many altcoins behind. Despite a recovery in correlations in October, things began to drop again from November, when bitcoin’s bull run really began picking up momentum.

Again, there was a partial recovery leading into January of this year, but correlations have been falling quite heavily since February. This is precisely when numerous altcoins began making up for lost time, rising in price as many bullish investors looked for the next big thing (now that BTC may seem a little expensive).

“The weakening correlation between major altcoins and bitcoin in a bull market is not new. As ETH and top altcoins rally during bullish spells, they often post higher returns compared to BTC, which in turn causes the correlation to drop,” said Robbie Liu, a market analyst at OKEx Insights.

Liu noted that pretty much the same phenomenon was observed during the 2017–2018 bull run. “The most notable example was in January 2018, when the correlation coefficient between BTC and ETH fell from above 0.8 to a negative value,” he told Cryptonews.com.

Nearly every analyst agrees that the drop in correlations is largely the product of the current bull market.

“In the 2017 bull market, bitcoin led the pack early on, but as investors gained confidence in the longevity of the boom, they increasingly looked to invest in smaller cryptos, which started to push those prices up faster than bitcoin’s. It’s the same story again in 2021,” said Glen Goodman, a cryptoasset analyst and author of The Crypto Trader.

Is it different this time?

Opinion is split on whether this drop in correlation is permanent or temporary.

“Market participants are learning that many cryptocurrencies offer different value propositions. This is becoming more evident as we begin to see development in the space highlighting these differences,” said Joel Kruger, a trader and strategist at LMAX.

However, for other analysts, ‘value proposition’ refers mostly to the potential for a quick buck.

“What we are seeing now is an overhyped and oversubscribed market. There is an overflow in liquidity. Community members and supporters are buying some of the altcoins thinking that it will give them 10-20x [return on investment],” said crypto advisor and investor Anndy Lian, adding that many investors likely believe that BTC has hit its maximum price level for the current period.

Of course, the truth often lies somewhere in the middle. For Quantum Economics analyst Lou Kerner, the overexuberance of the current bull market is a big factor in rising altcoins, but it certainly isn’t the only one.

“The other factor at work is some projects are scaling rapidly (e.g. UniswapPolkadotBinance) creating significant value, bringing down bitcoin’s dominance,” he told Cryptonews.com.

What this means is that, while certain fundamental shifts have taken place, we may also expect a return to greater bitcoin dominance in the event of a more bearish market.

“The rapid growth of DeFi in the past year gives ETH better fundamentals than before,” said Robbie Liu.

“However, just like what happened after January 2018, after the bull market ends, bitcoin’s dominance is likely to pick up and alts will begin underperforming the market leader.”

Implications for traders and investors

Regardless of how permanent the shift is, analysts agree that it’s good for traders and investors, given that declining correlations provide them with the opportunity to diversify.

“A decline in correlation should be a most welcome development as it opens up more opportunities to trade into different value propositions within the emerging space,” said Joel Kruger.

Robbie Liu takes a very similar position, saying that the decline in correlations provides smaller traders with more of an opportunity for outsized gains.

“For retail investors with small amounts of capital and a higher tolerance for risk, the current decline in correlation is a welcome shift, presenting them with more opportunities to reap higher gains,” he said.

Assuming that the divergence in correlations persists into the future, this would ultimately be a win for traders, investors and the wider industry alike.

As Glen Goodman concluded, declining correlations would be a sign that the market is maturing.

 

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Virtual Asset Market in 2021: Anndy Lian said “Crypto is ready for mainstream”

Virtual Asset Market in 2021: Anndy Lian said “Crypto is ready for mainstream”

The market for virtual or digital assets has evolved since its inception in 2009. The changes are rapid. The market has been dominated for some time by Bitcoin and in this recent bull run, the altcoins are also doing very well, some of them with a few thousand per cent increase. We are now seeing significant growth. People from all over the world have flocked to digital assets like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Cardano (ADA), Binance Coin (BNB), TRON (TRX), DOGECOIN (DOGE) and etc.

There is also worldwide commercialization of blockchain trend in the market. Companies are now more open to look at this technology. Companies that are more forward-looking are also looking at the potential of tokenising their assets.

The regulatory momentum that began in 2020 will continue in 2021 as regulators around the world seek to either fit blockchain technology into existing regulatory frameworks or build out new approaches. The framework in future could include what is being built in the decentralised environment too.

Join Anndy Lian to discuss the points above. This event is organised by STOBOX and supported by Blockcast.cc

00:00​ — Intro
1:35​ — About Anndy Lian
3:18​ — Mass commercialization of blockchain
8:10​ — Are governments supporting blockchain
13:29​ — Does crypto go mainstream?
18:22​ — Will DeFi replace traditional finance
24:37​ — How to build a community?
30:34​ — Where is the regulation globally moving for digital assets?
38:16​ — How are large corporation moving into crypto
45:42​ – Last words

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and currently the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology. Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce (Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation) and Alexis Sirkia (Founder of Yellow.com), helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies.

He played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce.

Lian is also the Chairman (Singapore) for Korea eSports Industry Association (KeIA), Advisor to CZZ and Investment Director at Passion Venture Capital.

To find out more about Anndy Lian’s work, please visit www.anndy.com

 

The full video can be found at https://youtu.be/BBh8dA_OKMk

 

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“Understanding Blockchain after the Hype”: We must do the right thing with blockchain- Anndy Lian

“Understanding Blockchain after the Hype”: We must do the right thing with blockchain- Anndy Lian

“Understanding Blockchain after Hype” is an event organised by Wealth Secrets in partnership with www.blockcast.cc, www.blockreview.net and TWOgether. The organisations came together to share insights and clarify myths and tales behind blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. They will also address trends in the industry.

The panel of experts consist of Jenny Zheng – Co-founder Blockcast.cc; Anndy Lian – Intergovernmental Blockchain Advisor; Davy Goh – Founder Passion Venture Capital and
Dr. ir Johannes (JD) Drooghaag – CEO Spearhead Management. Hosted by Nana Kay and The,Myst from Wealth Secrets Podcast.

The panel has answered the following questions:

1. In your own terms, what is the blockchain?

2. What are the main benefits of using blockchain technology?

3. What are the key challenges in the way of adopting blockchain technology?

4. A) Could you briefly take us through the three main types of blockchain technology (permission-less, public systems; private, permissioned systems; and hybrid systems)?

4. B) What are the use cases for each of these systems?

5. Do you believe that blockchain can only achieve its true potential if cryptocurrency goes mainstream? Or, is it possible for the blockchain to thrive independently of cryptocurrency?

6. With Tesla, Bank of New York Mellon, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and a host of other institutional players accepting cryptocurrencies, is the digital currency movement well on its way to going mainstream, or is there a long way still to go?

7. A) What are the global jurisdictions that are taking a lead in the adoption of blockchain technology? Thoughts on countries rejecting Bitcoin and other crypto//blockchain projects?

7. B) What could be Bitcoin’s Achilles heel? Will it be sustainable considering its energy demands?

8. The recent Blockchain Africa conference held by Bitcoin Events delivered an optimistic outlook for the cryptocurrency and blockchain space in the continent as the world settles into a new normal dictated by COVID-19. Do you think the continent will be able to reap the benefits of leapfrogging in the area of blockchain, similar to what it did in mobile payments with M-Pesa?

9. Is Blockchain living up the hype? Final Thoughts?

 

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