Anndy Lian endorses the book “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (2020)

Thank you once again and having me to endorse the book “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (2020).  The book was successfully launched on 30th July 2020 in New York by the publishers, Business Expert Press, LLP (BEP) New York, NY and is available on Amazon.

“Leadership in Disruptive Times will rock readers with stunning new perspectives. I like the emphasis on the usage of technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrency in the near future to advance in the vision of Industry 4.0. The need to use new technology to create a new value of ‘trust’ will be something we have to look into.

This book will be a good reference for leaders who want a good overview of the post-COVID times. The new world clearly values those that can deliver disruptive innovation.”

Anndy Lian
Blockchain Advisor
Asian Productivity Organization (APO)


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In Conversation with ROBNΞSS, Blockchain Artist “Fusing Blockchain & Art” Good morning. I am Jenny Zheng, Cofounder of We want to reach out to more people who are doing work for the blockchain industry. Blockchain is a technology that connects people and businesses together. We should not be stereotyping blockchain technology are just coding, codings and more codings. There are in fact many meaningful sectors such as charities, aviation, art that are adopting this new technology. Today we have a blockchain Artist in the house. Meet ROBNΞSS. He is joined by Anndy Lian, our strong supporter and an intergovernmental blockchain advisor where he will also ask a few questions. 

Hi, ROBNΞSS, please tell us more about yourself, your work and your life.

ROBNΞSS: Thanks Jenny and Anndy for having me at this interview.

My life has been always centered around music and art, however, I entered the blockchain space at the end of 2013. During this time I became acquainted with the altcoin space since at the time it was just at the inception stage. At first, I began investigating the technology, seeing the altcoin projects and what they were about and I also partook in trading as well. When 2015 came about, many new and exciting projects were being proposed and I saw the beginnings of the Counterparty network which was the very first ‘token’ network that lived on top of the Bitcoin network. Although Ethereum takes the limelight of the ‘NFT’ space, it was Counterparty that laid the foundation of what a token could do. I became involved with testing out different projects in the community such as ‘Spells of Genesis’ and ‘Sarutobi’ which became the two very first tokenized games on the Bitcoin network. After that, I became involved in the beginnings of the Rarepepe card trading group which slowly became an underground yet worldwide art collective and the seeds of the original NFT concept began to sprout there. Over 600 pieces of art were created and traded across the globe and we even managed to make the news with the ‘Homerpepe’ selling for over 39,000 dollars at an art auction in New York. Shortly thereafter we saw the genesis of Cryptopunks, Cryptokitties and the rest is crypto art history isn’t it?

Jenny Zheng: Tell us more about your art. We love to know more!

ROBNΞSS: My artwork is broad in style and delivery, if you look at my work today it is very different from my earlier works on for instance Coming from the music world I have been very influenced by musicians who were able to change constantly such as David Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson etc. Most of my work is centered around futurism, what the world could possibly look like in the future, introspection and internal mind concepts and also current events. Visually I love to work in abstraction, primarily because abstract work always touches people in different ways and I love to see their interpretations to my own work. I feel their interpretations are correct because if they have an emotion, it is true and alive regardless of what thoughts I have of my own work.

Jenny Zheng: I love art and we have visited your gallery at, which is your favourite and why?

ROBNΞSS: My favourite piece in my gallery? That’s a tough call, it’s like choosing your favourite child! If I was to choose one I would say ‘Seat of Self,’ it deals with the identity and ego concepts we all carry as individuals and perhaps there might be a place within us where this ‘persona’ might reside.

Anndy Lian: How did blockchain inspire your artwork?

ROBNΞSS: The blockchain inspires my work by being perfectly aligned with my futurist tendencies. To be able to advance the overall experience of art is an exciting adventure and every day we are breaking ground of what art itself can do as an experience to the individual. To be able to sell artwork to individuals across the world in an instant via NFT is the most amazing thing for me right now. I consider what the blockchain is doing to art is just as profound as to what the gramophone did with music. Music was always there with us even before the advent of music playback technology, but……it was a new way to experience music. By being able to take it home and play it back was a new way to enjoy music as an art form. With the blockchain I feel for art it has this same profound effect.

Anndy Lian: Can you share with us on your take of decentralisation? Do you think decentralisation work well in today’s context?

ROBNΞSS: I believe decentralization, in practice can lead to amazing things. Currently, we are seeing an entire worldwide community of artists being appreciated for their true works and through this, we are seeing artists truly emerge that are revealing amazing expressions that we might possibly have never had a chance to experience if this technology didn’t provide it. I thoroughly believe we are in an entirely new era of what I call an ‘Electric Renaissance’ period and perhaps we are also seeing artists that might be historically significant for the next century.

Anndy Lian: I have many artists friends. On one hand, they want to sell their artwork but on the other hand, the artwork is like their children, some took years to complete them, they want to know where they are and who is the current owner. Do you think blockchain can help to bridge artist and art owners since blockchain is known for its tracing and tracking abilities?

ROBNΞSS: As far as tracing the artwork I believe that is solely the power of what decentralization brings, that buyers can be anonymous if they choose to be. Currently, a lot of collectors seem to be fine with advertising themselves and being out in the open. Still, I am not quite sure who they are, what they look like and sometimes where they reside. I’m sure this will change in the future however, I believe the beauty is that they have a choice of anonymity as well. Presently, I do speak to a majority of collectors via Twitter on direct messages and it’s great to speak to them as well. I do honour their choices of anonymity as well if they choose. Sometimes I have buyers that just acquire my piece and the address is anonymous so I’ll never know who it was as well.

Jenny Zheng: Name 3 coins in the market that you believe in and why?

ROBNΞSS: A myriad of projects I used to believe in are now in limbo or their project is ‘still in development.’ My choices now have changed primarily because of their engagement in the real world. First one would be Ethereum of course and it was still a top pick of mine back in 2014 when I saw Vitalik’s first conference video from Miami. It has the biggest community by far and the development on top of it’s network is gigantic now. My second choice would be Dash. Dash has been gaining popularity in places in the world where currency devaluation has been absolutely terrifying(ala Venezuela). It also has the fastest confirmation times and would be perfect for actual crypto-cash in real life. My third choice would be Chainlink. Blockchain interoperability, I believe, will be of huge importance when certain chains get bogged with transactions. Also, communications between many chains will open up the blockchain universe to greater heights. Do you think there is a chance for another coin to take over Bitcoin’s number 1 position?

ROBNΞSS: I do not. Primarily because I believe in trading psychology and the psychology of Bitcoin’s value has been so hard-baked that any time a price rise occurs, a lot of altcoins are sold off back into Bitcoin to secure value and possibly increase when bought back into altcoins.

Jenny Zheng: Before we end this interview, can you please share an inspiring quote for our readers.

ROBNΞSS: From having the crazy dreams of wanting to land on the moon to merely wanting to sit in place and discover the inner faculties of the mind, it is your gift to be weird, never forget that. Be weird.

Jenny Zheng: This is one of the best quotes we have heard so far! Thank ROBNΞSS for sharing your thoughts with us. 

ROBNΞSS: It is my pleasure. Thank you and Anndy and Jenny for the interview. Find out more about ROBNΞSS’s blockchain art at interviews can be found at You can also follow Anndy Lian and Jenny Zheng on Twitter respectively. 

Have a nice day ahead everyone!




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Anndy Lian Moderated AMA Session with Conflux Network, a company led by Turing Award Winner Prof Andrew Yao conducted an AMA with Christian Oertel from Conflux on Asia Blockchain Community #ABC channel at Telegram, 25 July 2020, 2 pm The discussion will be facilitated by Anndy Lian & Cofounder of Jenny Zheng. This AMA lasted for almost 2 hours and the following are the interview and questions.

Time: 14:00pm BJT, 25th July 10, 2020
Guest: Christian Oertel, Conflux
Moderator: Jenny Zheng, Co-founder of Blockcast

Basic Questions:

Jenny: Welcome Chris! Welcome, Anndy! It’s Great to have you guys joining us here in today’s Conflux AMA sharing session!

First of all, Chris, tell us more about yourself. What you have done before Conflux, your education background, hobbies and anything you can share.

Chris: Hello everyone, I’m Chris, and I am half German half Chinese. I got my Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering in Hamburg Germany, worked at Volkswagen and buildup a brand new factory in Papua New Guinea.

During my Master’s at Tsinghua University, I co-founded the Tsinghua International Blockchain Association (TIBA), was a senior project manager at a global crypto fund and incubator Blockchain Founders Fund, and co-founded an enterprise blockchain as a service platform before becoming global marketing manager at Conflux.

In my spare time, I like to experience new cultures through travelling and dining :D, study and experience new technologies to stay up-to-date with the tech-world, and communicate with people with different backgrounds!

My favourite soccer team is: SC Freiburg, a German team in the Bundesliga ~

Jenny: I remember u speak several languages, how many you can speak?

Chris: Only three. German, Chinese and English

Jenny: That’s already more than enough lol

2) We understand that you studied and worked in Europe for quite a long time. How was your life there? How is that experience affected your life?

As a half German half Chinese, I was always exposed to the Western culture from a young age, so moving there with 16 was not hard. There are differences in the University system between Europe and Asia, and people there find work-life-balance very important, whereas in China a six-day work week from 9am to 9pm is very commen.

Jenny: I work 24/7……lol

Chris: Haha, I know. Next time we meet, I’ll invite you to relax for a couple of hours :D!

Jenny: I know u r extremely busy when u r on a biz trip since conflux is growing so fast.

Chris: Yes, also the last couple of weeks were super busy as we have finally launched the second phase of our mainnet – Conflux Oceanus, we cannot stop, until we build a fast, secure and scalable blockchain protocol that everyone and use!

Jenny: Congrats! u can keep on going with question 2 ^^

Chris: ok, my biggest challenge there was that food is not as good as in Asia 😛 and that mobile payments, delivery systems, e-commerce is far behind of China and Asia. Europe is a nice place, but Asia is home to myself 😄 Everything is developing faster here, and this is exciting to be part of changing the world around us!
Jenny: haha Yea it’s exciting to be part of changing the world!

Jenny: How you get into blockchain? What is your role in Conflux? What excites you most in Conflux?

Chris: Heard about Bitcoin in 2010, but it seemed too complicated at that time to mine it, as I had 0 coding knowledge, and the information was hard to find. I always heard about it throughout the years but never dug into the technology behind it until I was having a skype call with an old friend of mine. And since then it has been a journey down the rabbit-hole for me.

Investing in crypto in 2017, making a profit and losing it in 2018. Working part-time in the crypto fund I’ve mentioned, starting a blockchain-as-a-service platform last year and then finally, having the opportunity to join Conflux Network 😄It was an exciting journey, and it has only been the beginning!

Jenny: knowing about blockchain back in 2010 is very early, and I also still remember the heat on 2017 and the down on 2018 lol

What excites me the most about Conflux? The founding team set out to build a decentralized platform to transact and communicate, a platform that would underpin a new cross-border financial system that is significantly more efficient and more secure than the current state. The ultimate goal is to create a platform that allows the world to interact in a trustless way – a truly global platform for trust.

Conflux is led by a team of luminaries and pioneers in the industry. All team members are top degree holders, to name a few Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Tsinghua University, and are with diversified and elite backgrounds. The core team is prominent and well-recognized scientists in the fields of the distributed system, programming language, cybersecurity, cryptography, and game theory. Before Conflux, most of them worked in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

It’s very nice to work and communicate with smart people every day, and it’s nice to see changes step-by-step!

Jenny: yea Conflux team is famous for being the team with the highest average IQ

Anndy: We met quite a few of the members. All are smart people.

Jenny: And the chief Scientist is the only one who won a Turing award in Asia

Chris: You guys are smart as well!

Anndy: Everyone here = smart to be in this industry. Tell us more about Conflux, what problems it solves? What is the application scenario? What is your happiest and saddest moment while developing it?

Chris: Sure! Let’s have a look at Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin solves the problem of having a secure and decentralized digital asset recognized by many people – BTC 😄Ethereum solves the problem of automating tasks involving the decentralized digital assets through smart contracts, current hypes like liquidity mining are not doable on the Bitcoin network.

What both of them fail at is: scaling! As their networks are easily congested, the transactions fees are high (limiting the number of users using the network, and the throughput is nowhere close to visa or mastercard (if we need a target of a truly global payment system)

Conflux Network is not reinventing the wheel, but improving it, keeping the best from all worlds and upgrading it so that everyone can enjoy the benefits and to explore unknown territory! And all this, while being secure, decentralized and fast.

Anndy: How different in terms of specs and deliverables when compared to Eth and BTC?

Chris: Let’s use the metric TPS (transactions per seconds):
Bitcoin: 4 – 7
Ethereum: 14 – 21
Visa: 3000
Conflux: > 3500
Jenny: Very impressive, even faster than VISA!

Chris: Exactly. And since Conflux Network is smart-contract compatible, developers can also do more than Visa.

Anndy: Fast is one aspect. The ability to scale is good. With such speed, what kind of use cases are you working on? Taking over NASA? LOL

Chris: Hahaha, Not for now, but maybe in the future!

Jenny: Keep my fingers crossing on that!

Anndy: Real business application is the draw for Conflux. Eager to hear.

Chris: A well-known Chinese aircrafts company will be storing their data on Conflux, so that they will have an immutable audit-trail of their data. One major aspect we are working towards is DeFi and in the long-term, our aims are to realized faster remittances for everyone!

Anndy: Is Conflux working with BSN in China too?

Chris: This we can disclose in a couple of months 😄

Anndy: The blockchain and crypto market have been changing. What do you want to see in the near future for this industry?

Chris: One of our partners has built a DEX on top of Conflux called, where assets from different blockchains can be traded on top of Conflux like on a centralized exchange but fully decentralized and faster than all current DEXes.

Another team is working on FLUX, a lending and borrowing platform. We are reaching out to different stable-coin projects for integration so that more people around the world can use it.

With our transaction costs being 1000x lower than Ethereum, you can use any amount you want to experience DeFi unlike on Ethereum, where some smart contract execution cost up to 34 USD yesterday.

In the future, I see User adoption, better regulations, increased user-experience, fewer scams, and real-use-cases that can benefit everyone!

Anndy: If one of the future scenarios is to reduce the cost of the transactions, it will be wonderful. Let’s get into something more practical for our 3000 community members. They want to know more.

Tell us about the tokenomics and how individual investors like our community members can participate in and benefit from it?

Chris: Sure, Let me talk about our Genisis-Block 😄

5 billion CFX will be released which will be unlocked gradually as Conflux Network launches. This is the distribution:

– Private Equity Funders: 16% of the genesis tokens, released over two years.
– Genesis Team: 36% of the genesis tokens will be awarded to the founding team, released over 4 years and serve as a capital pool.
– Community Fund: 8% of the genesis tokens, unlocked within four years.
– Ecosystem Fund: 40% of the genesis tokens will be offered to community developers supporting the DApps, and will be unlocked within four years.

There is so much to say actually, but here is a link if you want to know more about it:

Everyone can participate in the ecosystem development, help Conflux grow and benefit from it.

If you are a developer, I recommend checking out the grants-program that we just launched here:

And we do many events within our community and with other communities as well, people can participate in the ecosystem development and earn tokens 😄

Jenny: Please tell us more about it? how to join in this bounty system and earn token.

Chris: I warmly everyone fo join our communities to stay tuned with all of our latest events in different regions here:

South Korea:

We have a bounty platform:
The goal for the Bounty Platform to engage users with the ecosystem development, where you can earn FC coins for contributions. The FCs are our FanCoins . FCs can only be earned in the current phase before we launch our mainnet. Once the mainnet launches, FCs will be swapped to the native tokens CFX on a 1:1 ratio.

Today’s lucky winners who win the prize please go to register on Conflux bounty platform:

Exactly, this way we can distribute your FC prices and you can #hodl them (recommended) or trade them on

Jenny: Today’s lucky winners who win prize please go to register on Conflux bounty platform:, and private message Admin Jenny your bounty ID to get your prize~

Jenny: Share with us an inspiring quote for our readers. Eg “I believe in blockchain, it can change the world.”

Chris: Does it have to be blockchain-related?

Jenny: Nope.

Chris: “Jede Lösung eines Problems ist ein neues Problem.” – Goethe (a German writer and poet). It means, every solution to a problem creates a new problem.

Jenny: Haha that’s y our financial system is so complicated.

Chris: I like this one, as it motivates me as an engineer, to never stop finding solutions, as there will always be problems!

Jenny: OK, Now here we come to our selected Twitter questions~ 3 questions to be chosen on Twitter, each winner will get 50FC in reward~ And if your question didn’t get picked, you still have a chance in our Q&A session, in the end, ~ 7 questions to be chosen live, each winner will also get 50FC in reward~

Twitter Questions:

1) @venkatz8: Regarding Covid Issues Peoples searched for the Insurance. mass buying and selling happen. IS CONFLUX gives a solution to this? You are Recently Partnered with LISXX (Life Insurance)So already they Believe you for this type of situations?

Chris: The quick answer is: yes! LISSX creates an ecosystem through which individual corporations, regulators, and institutions enjoy a frictionless way to participate in the massive and misunderstood life settlement market. Currently, the average person cannot sell their life insurance policy on their own, they must sell their policy through a broker — a process that is long overdue for improvement. LISSX is solving this problem in developing an exchange platform that benefits all parties involved in the life cycle of life settlements, across multiple countries.

As one of the largest networks for efficient transaction verification on the planet, Conflux Network brings a heightened level of maturity to the LISSX platform. This partnership allows for seamless life settlement exchanges and increased scalability that provide unequivocal expansion opportunities.
(This is a quote from the Lissx founder in regards of answering the question, I couldn’t answer it better)

You can read more about the LISSX partnership here:———14——————

2) @Mahi55833889: Shanghai Government is agreed to set up a Blockchain Research Institute with Conflux. How It Happens. The Government is Believing Conflux Great one. Will you please Explain about this and what is the current stage of this project?

Chris: The Tree-Graph Institute with the Shanghai Government has been established for over 6 months now. Conflux Network is the only government endorsed public blockchain in China, as we follow the regulations. This is also one important factor of why Conflux Network and not any other blockchain company in China.

The Institute is now building a top tier research team, lead by Prof. Andrew Yao and Prof. Fan Long, to contribute to the rules and standards of discourse in the age of distributed systems. As this is also an incubation platform, we will be gathering talents, technology and applications. The Research & Incubation Center will agglomerate industrial leaders and shape the future from the very start.

It is based on three pillars: investment, incubation, and service. This basis serves to support the development of sustainable blockchain projects. The Conflux Decentralized Application Fund will select outstanding incubation projects on the Conflux public chain, and provide them comprehensive support in terms of policies, funding, and technology. By creating an incubation platform, gathering talents, technology and applications, the Incubation Center will agglomerate industrial leaders and shape the future from the very start.

3) @iGaveUpToPickaw: Can you share some recent achievements done by #CONFLUX project and whats the Future Roadmap of #CONFLUX project for project developments?

Chris: This is a long one 😆But I will keep it short and about our recent developments. We have just celebrated our second anniversary on 2020.07.18 and launched our second phase of the mainnet – Conflux Oceanus. Prior to Oceanus, we have launched the first phase of the mainnet – Conflux Pontus – in April.

During Pontus, we have launched our DEX ecosystem, started several mid-scaled mining campaigns, cross-chain mapped 7 assets onto our network, made many new partnerships (Fliqpay, DeFiner, Lissx, MovieBloc, ZIP), attended and hosted many global events, launched a technical community DAO and 10+ projects have been chosen by them to be developed on Conflux, launched Community Developer Tutorials organized by the Community in China, etc. just to name a few things we did in the last 3 month.

Besides this, we have had a research paper accepted by one of the most renowned scientific publishers, continuously improved our technology, and launched more developer tools for everyone to use.

You can read more about our achievements and what you can expect from us in the upcoming month here: (

Jenny: Thanks Chris, for your sharings, but we are not over yet hahah. Now ill reopen the group chat so everybody can start to ask questions freely. You can choose 7 questions on the floor.

(Tons of questions flooded into the room…)

1) By Venkatz K , Decentralization is the Key of Crypto. But using DAG Structure the Decentralization is Questionable then Why Conflux choose DAG?

We have improved the traditional DAG structure to what we call Tree-Graph. In the so-called DAG structure, each block has only one edge in the figure, and in Conflux’s Tree-Graph structure, each block except Genesis block has two edges: the parent edge points to the father node and There can only be one father; the reference edge points to other blocks, expressing the Happens-Before relationship between different blocks. If you only look at the parent side, the structure of the book is a tree; if you look at the parent side and the reference side at the same time, the structure of the book is a picture. The tree diagram structure refers to such a structure that contains a tree in the diagram.

The Tree-Graph Consensus mechanism made up of the parent edge is very important to Conflux’s consensus mechanism. It enables machine nodes in the Conflux network to decentralize and securely agree on the full sequence of blocks and transactions. The structure of the tree determines the choice of the pivot chain, and the choice of the pivot chain further determines the full order relationship of the block and the transaction. Therefore, it is better to refer to Conflux’s book structure as a Tree-Graph structure than to generalize it into a DAG structure.

In contrast, some other existing DAG-structured projects, such as IOTA, Byteball, etc., have their own disadvantages: either do not support full sorting of transactions, cannot support smart contracts; or can’t use decentralization The way to achieve the node’s consensus on the full order of the transaction, sacrificing security.

2) By Mahathi, PONTUS, OCEANUS, and TETHYS will run separately ? or the Features of these three will be combined after the Tethys Release?

Chris: This is a good question! Actually, Pontus, Oceanus and Tethys are the names of each phase of our manner. Conflux Pontus, was launched in April, and everything we needed to launch, debug and test, has been completed, which is why we have launched Conflux Oceanus on the 18th of July. So the quick answer is: they will run one after another, and when Tethys launches, our completed mainnet is launched. Also, all features of Pontus and Oceanus will be included in Tethys!

3) By Raymund Anora, What is your outlook on the future of #CONFLUX in crypto? What can you do to keep increasing adoption to the whole industry?

Chris: Many blockchain companies have great technology, but one aspect everyone is trying hard on is community building and developer adoption. In regards to community building, we have launched Conflux sponsored PUBG tournaments or TikTok campaigns to not only do the traditional community expansion of blockchain companies.

We have expanded our communities to Vietnam, South Korea, Africa and will start a community for Russian speaking regions next week and Turkey as well. We are never stopping the expansion.

For developer adoption, we have launched our grants program, so that developers can realize their dreams on Conflux. One thing I have to mention is, Conflux Network is Solidity and EVM compatible, so Smart Contract Developers can easily migrate their existing work and deploy it on a technological superior blockchain network.

We are making new partnerships every month, and besides pushing developer engagement ourselves, we have a Technical Community DAO, which has already approved grants for community members to develop on top of Conflux.

Since Bitcoin and Ethereum Networks are the most commonly used networks, we have created a cross-chain asset protocol for interoperability of different blockchains.

If you’re interested about the tech behind the cross-chain asset protocol ShuttleFlow, I recommend this article:

4) By Venkatz K , Recently the Phase II OCEANUS is coming to Live. How is the response to that from the developers? What’s your Plan about Releasing the Final Phase TETHYS?

Chris: Developer adoption is increasing day by day, if you’re a developer I strongly recommend joining our Discord channel:, Or our forum:

I was super happy to find out, that a project called “Bitquery”, integrated the Conflux Network on their unique Network Tracker without any knowledge about it actually, you can find it here:

And since we are PoW, based and you’re interested in mining with your CPU for now, please visit for more information about the participation to earn some additional FCs by contributing to our network!

5) By Jadmine, What is your strategy to survive in the long bear market especially now Defi coin are now booming how #Conflux competitive?

Chris: Right now the market seems bullish, at least in my opinion. Besides the two projects (DEX) and Flux (Lending and Borrowing) that have been launched or are being launched, we welcome everyone to build on top of our DeFi ecosystem. On this landing page you can find more information about our DeFi ecosystem:

I’m still unsure whether this DeFi Liquidity Mining thing is sustainable. One problem I see for sure is that only whales can benefit from it, and since the market is relatively new, it’s riskier than other existing DeFi platforms.

Jenny: 5 questions taken, 2 more to go~ im getting many private messages as well, hoping to know more about Conflux but due to time limit I think Chris can come back later next time to join in us ><

6) By SH, How safe is conflux for investors? Would you like to talk about your legal and security Measures?

Chris: During our private funding phase in 2018, the biggest investors of Conflux Network are traditional VCs like Sequoia China, IMO Ventures, MetaStable, or Baidu Ventures, just to name a few. The only reason why we are the only publicly endorsed public blockchain company in China is that we follow the regulations. We do not plan to change this.

As for the security of the network, we work with many 3rd party auditing companies to ensure a high-level of security. But from a networks perspective, we have integrated many mathematical proofs to show that attacking the Conflux Network, or trying to be faulty miners will not benefit!

7) By Venkatz K , why Experimental node is not from India. India is one of the biggest populated country a big platform for crypto. what are the minimum criteria for experimental node test?

Chris: If you have more questions about running a node just ping me. I also strongly suggest our developer documentation: for setting up your private node of you want!

Jenny: Thx Chris! Thx for joining us today!!!

Jack: Thanks for AMA @ConfluxCris , give my 2 hours and learn,

Chris: And a massive applaud to @anndylian and @jennyzheng3568 to hosting this AMA and inviting me!

For more information, head down to to find out more. 



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新加坡区块链专家Anndy Lian对话Knnit -二线交易所的出路在哪里


Knnit: 首先请您简单的介绍一下您自己。

Anndy: 我是Anndy Lian,目前我主要为政府提供区块链咨询服务,并担任瑞士Decent基金会的主席(亚洲), 可能更多的人认识我是通过我写的区块链科普书籍《 2030年区块链革命》。2017年以来,我一直活跃于区块链市场。2010年初,我有了我的第一枚比特币,当时它们的价值小到可以忽略不计,大家都没有想到今天它的价值已经突破1万美金了

Knnit: 您认为二线交易所有独特的卖点吗?他们的价值在哪里?他们提供了头部交易所没有提供的服务

Anndy: 毫无疑问,头部交易在市场上拥有绝对优势,他们几乎垄断了市场绝大部分的资源和用户,所以就给二线和小型交易所的空间就很小了,因此他们为了生存就需要特别努力奋斗。



Knnit: 那二线交易所应该如何突出重围呢?

Anndy: 他们需要一个新的模式一个新的玩法,如果能成为业内第一个成功的模式的话那成功崛起也是可能的。但是,新模型也意味着高度的不确定性和风险。做得好,可能成为Bitmex(第一个引入合约)做砸了,那Fcoin(交易挖矿)就是前车之鉴。

Knnit: 在整个行业生态来看,二线交易所发挥什么作用

Anndy: 启动鲶鱼效应的作用吧。二线交易所就像沙丁鱼中的鲶鱼,更多的玩家意味着更多的竞争,更多的竞争带来了更多的创新和更好的服务。而且他们已有很多成功的案例可以借鉴,可以说站在巨人的肩膀上,他们可以以最整洁,最有效的方式进行构架设计,可以更自由地尝试新功能,更快地响应和适应市场。而这也反过来刺激了头部交易所和整个行业做出响应,提高效率和服务,对于用户来说是件好事。

Knnit: 未来在交易所这个赛道除了竞争之外,是否也会有合作或者资源整合?

Anndy: 这是肯定的,并且它已经发生了:


2)小型/新交易所正在更多地采用头部交易所的云服务,这样它们就可以轻松,廉价地启动。而且当它们成长良好时,甚至可以从头部交易所获得投资(例如OK Cloud在海外扶植的众多当地交易所)

3)大型交易所也一直在投资有潜力的中小交易所,例如Binance向WazirX India投资。

Knnit: 对交易所这个赛道还有哪些其他看法?

Anndy: 新的交易所还是会不断涌出,并且现在开交易所也更加容易了,有ChainUp,HyrdaX,SHIFT等这样的公司可以为他们提供技术服务。一些趋势可能会复兴,例如DAPP和去中心化交易所(DEX),趋势可能会一直延续到2021年中期。我也一直都非常关注这些可能性。简而言之,二线交易所将不会消亡并且不排除会有黑马出现,这是行业发展的必然需求和方向。

 要了解有关区块链的更多信息,您可以在其网站(上访问Anndy Lian,并在Twitter(上关注他。


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Anndy Lian Speaks for China-ASEAN Business Alliance Series: Overcoming COVID19 – Commercializing Blockchain in ASEAN

Anndy Lian will be the moderator for the second CABA Series virtual event with the theme ‘Overcoming Covid-19 Commercialising Blockchain in ASEAN’ this coming. He will share insights on what is the blockchain industry like right now and what should be expected in the future. Blockchain technology has grown at a fast rate in the last 3 years. Blockchain solutions are available, ready to use and are poised to revolutionise how business, government and academia tackle issues for the future. With its ability to create transparency and fairness and saving businesses time and money, the technology has impacted a variety of industries. COVID19 crisis has revealed a general lack of connectivity and data exchange built into our global supply chains. Future resiliency will depend on building transparent, inter-operable and connective networks. This is where Blockchain comes into place.

At this 3-hour virtual session, we will give an overview of the blockchain industry, regulations and some promising areas that should look in the near future.

The event will be on 30 June 2020, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Book your complimentary ticket now.

Blockchain Regulatory Framework
Tan Chong Huat, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Asia LLP

– Blockchain Regulatory Framework in Asia, Europe and America – A comparison
– Law & Practice in Singapore
– MAS Regulatory Framework
– Why Regulatory Framework is important for Blockchain

Tokenisation of Real Estate
Jayaprakash Jagateesan CEO of RHT Fintech Holdings Pte Ltd

– Understanding the exciting possibilities offered by the tokenization of real estate assets;
– Fractionalisation of real estate assets – what it means to investors and asset owners to split the ownership through the issuance of digital securitised tokens;
– Using Distributed Ledger Technology to register ownership and tracking trades in a regulated market

Panel Discussion
Future Trends: What should we look out for?

Tan Chong Huat, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Asia LLP
Jayaprakash Jagateesan CEO of RHT Fintech Holdings Pte Ltd
Anndy Lian, Chairman (Asia) of Decent Foundation
Dominic Morris, Chief Technology Officer of SDAX

About China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA)

China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA)’s core team are well-connected ASEAN-China experts who will able to provide customised Management/Consultancy services for the CABA members who require more than introduction and networking opportunities with other businesses and trade promotion agencies.

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Anndy Lian Speaks about Investments and Pivots during Pandemic: Robotics, and Gaming

Join Anndy Lian and his fellow speakers at the Online Roadshow “Investments and Pivots during Pandemic: Robotics, and Gaming”, at 1 pm UK time (GMT+1) on June 24th, Wednesday.

Anndy Lian will share:
– How AI and robotics influenced the way games are designed;
– How innovators, roboticists and gamers gather to form the future of gaming;
– And more.


1 pm UK time • Panel discussion: Investments and Pivots during Pandemic: Robotics, and Gaming
– Are there recent cases of investments?
– What does the new investment process look like?
– What are the pivot success cases?

1:45 pm UK time • Online Pitch Competition



Sailesh Sigatapu, General Partner at Anthill Ventures
John Mushriqui, Entrepreneur – Angel Investor and Mentor at Startupbootcamp
Eduardo Garcia, European Union Director of Operations at SORIANO MOTORI AG
Henri Asseily, Partner at Asseily Group
Nesh Sooriyan-Larsen, Entrepreneur in Residence at Accelerating Asia
James Lee, Investment Associate Director at Photon Fund
Anndy Lian, Inter-governmental Blockchain Advisor & Chairman (Asia) at DECENT Foundation
Sam Subramaniam, CEO of Brand Capital – The Times of India Group
Ntasha Berry, Co-Founder & Partner at Venture Gurukool Capability Fund


CADEOS: Maria Jose Arroyo Gerez Assistant Manager at Avicola GEMA
MIDDLY: Steven Thomas, Founder at Middly
CIS: Raju Chavan, President/CEO at Cross Industry Solutions
AGROPLEXI: Mayowa Ogundele, CEO and Executive Director, AGROPLEXI

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Anndy Lian- Certified Subject Matter Export on Blockchain with Global Skill Development Council

Anndy Lian is one of the four subject matter experts at the Global Skill Development Council (GSDC). He helps develop and validate course content, exams and Emerging Technology Certification program.

“I believe in giving back to the community. Being a subject matter expert in Blockchain, gives me the opportunity to create the right kind of awareness for the industry and bringing businesses to adopt and embrace this new technology. Sharing knowledge is something that I am passionate about, feel free to connect with me, I am glad to share what I know.”

Global Skill Development Council (GSDC) is an independent, third-party, vendor neutral, international credentialing and certification organization for Blockchain and Six Sigma professionals. It is the Official Certification Accreditation Centre for Blockchain & Six Sigma Certifications.

GSD Council is a membership organization dedicated to growing, enhancing & certifying the skill within the Blockchain & Six Sigma Community.

Anndy Lian will continue to develop more programs for the Blockchain industry.



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Thanks for the Blockchain Journalist Awards Recognition from #Uptrennd

Thanks Uptrennd for the awards recognition. I got third place for the Best Blockchain Journalist award.

The Community has Spoken and the votes have been counted for Uptrennd’s Blockchain Community Awards. The Winners are as followed in the list below for each category. Big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and tag people and projects for each award. The winners are as followed below.


Best Technical Analysis

1st @John8Kelvin2
2nd @JDalmulder
3rd @domscrypto


Best News Source

1st @AltcoinBuzzio
2nd @Cryptonomist_en
3rd @Cointelegraph

Best Community

1st @Bananocoin
2nd @RapidsRPD
3rd @IOTA

Best Crypto Exchange

1st @binance
2nd @Beaxy
3rd @hitbtc

Best Crypto Wallet

1st @Tronwalletme
2nd @TrustWalletApp
3rd @enjin (Wallet)

Best Crypto Youtuber

1st Chris Mueller
2nd DGB Chilling
3rd Altcoin Buzz

Best Blockchain Conference?

1st @anonsummit
2nd @Reimagine2020
3rd @BlockchainVoice @blockchain_con

Best Crypto Twitter

1st @eirik_the
2nd @Cryptonomist_en
3rd @officialmcafee


1st @zibin – PundiX
2nd @colinjcantrell – Nexus
3rd @jimmyzhong_iost/@terrence_iost – IOST Founders @vitalikbuterin – Ethereum

Best Payment Coin

1st EosDT
2nd Nimiq
3rd Apollocurrency

Biggest Train Wreck

1st @steemit
2nd @BitcoinSV
3rd @OfficialXYO & @ApolloCurrency

What is the best fiat onramp/offramp

1st @CoinFlipATM
2nd @coinbase
3rd @BinanceJE & @cryptocom & @UpholdInc

Favorite Female Personality In Crypto?

1st @peko0413
2nd @AmeTomasicchio
3rd @IrishGirlCrypt1

Who Has The Best Podcast?

1st @CRYPTO101Pod
2nd @cryptocampfire
3rd @APompliano

Who is the Best Blockchain Journalist?

1st @jilliangodsil
2nd @AmeTomasicchio
3rd @anndylian


What is the best smart-contract platform in crypto?

1st @Pundixlab
2nd @Ethereum
3rd @Universa (UTNP)

Who has the best developer community in crypto?

1st @PundiX
2nd @Nano
3rd @DigiByte

Best DeFi Project?

1st @pundixlabs
2nd @RCNFinance
3rd @nexofinance & @Cryptocom & @Fuse_network

Biggest Contribution To Adoption In The Last Year?

1st @PundiXLabs
2nd @RapidsRPD
3rd @FerrumNetwork

Best DAPP?

1st @22RacingSeries
2nd @appics_official
3rd @UplandMe

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Knnit Speaks to Anndy Lian, Singapore Blockchain Expert on “The Purpose of 2nd Tier Crypto Exchanges”

  1. Can you tell us more about yourself?

My name is Anndy Lian. I have been active in the blockchain market since 2017. I had my first bitcoin in early 2010 when they are worth much lesser basically. Right now I spend most of my time advising governments and also acting as the Chairman (Asia) for Decent Foundation based in Switzerland and Chairman (Singapore) for Korean eSports Industry Association. I am also a book author for Blockchain Revolution 2030.


  1. In your view, do second-tier crypto-exchanges do enough to differentiate themselves? Do they have unique selling points? What do they offer that bigger exchanges don’t?

Top few exchanges seem to have everything, not much left for the second-tier and small exchanges so they are working/ struggling especially hard, just to survive. The only advantage they have compared to the big brothers is they are too small to be on the radar so they can be more “wild”. You seldom see a coin goes 100X on big exchanges but it’s still happening on second-tier and small exchanges. However small exchanges close down every month so users who like to “gamble” will choose the second-tier exchange over the big ones.


  1. What, if anything, can second-tier exchanges do to differentiate themselves? Do you expect such exchanges to succeed in introducing unique features in the future?

Yes, they need to have a new model, their own models, the first in the industry kind of model to succeed. However, new model also means high uncertainty and risk. You do it well you become Bitmex, you do it wrong Fcoin is your example.


  1. Does the crypto system really need smaller, second-tier exchanges? What role do they serve, if any?

Yes, smaller, second-tier exchanges are like the catfish in the sardines, more players mean more competition, more competition brings more innovation and better services. Those newcomers they are standing on the shoulders of giants, they can build their exchanges on the most neat and efficient manner, they can try new features more freely, respond and adjust to the market faster.


  1. Do you expect to see consolidation in the cryptocurrency exchange sector in the future? How much consolidation?

It’s already happening:

1) Many exchanges are opening their branches abroad, sometimes they do it themselves but more times they collaborate with local exchange partners( eg. OKEx & OKEx Korea).

2) Small/New exchanges are opening/switching their businesses on/to big exchange’s cloud services so they can start easy and cheap, when they grow big they can even get investment from the big exchanges.

3) Big exchanges are also collaborating more and investing in other exchanges eg Binance investing into WazirX India.


  1. What other observations do you see in the crypto exchange market?

New crypto exchanges will pop up now and then. Those who inspired to start an exchange will go to companies like ChainUp, HyrdaX, SHIFT etc. Some trends were possibly be revived such as DAPP Gaming Store and Decentralised Exchanges (DEX) in the mid of 2021 too. I am keeping a close lookout on these possibilities. In the nutshell, crypto exchanges are here to stay and here to make more noises for the crypto and blockchain communities.

To learn more about blockchain, you can visit Anndy Lian at his website ( and follow him on Twitter (

This interview is brought to you by KNNIT and Blockcast.

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Cointelegraph Español: Los exchanges de criptomonedas hablan mientras Binance se lleva el primer lugar de CoinMarketCap

Anndy Lian – asesor de tecnología, inversor y prolífico comentarista de Twitter – dijo a Cointelegraph que, si bien un exchange que posee una plataforma de calificación está lejos de ser perfecta, hay beneficios potenciales que se pueden obtener si se cuenta con una buena gestión corporativa y regulaciones firmes:

“Tomemos a Binance por ejemplo, la gente comenzará a chismorrear que Binance está en la cima de las listas porque son los dueños. Pero si esto es cierto, no estamos seguros. Creo también que si hay un cumplimiento y una gobernanza adecuados, y también una relación a distancia, sería suficiente para este ejemplo para Binance y Coinmarketcap. Tienen que dirigir esto adecuadamente a todas las partes interesadas para asegurarles la independencia entre las dos compañías. También pueden considerar la posibilidad de que todos los datos se almacenen en una plataforma descentralizada para garantizar la integridad de los datos”.


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Anndy Lian’s Views On Second-Tier Exchanges: “They are too small to be on the radar so they can be more ‘wild.'”

Thanks Simon Chandler for connecting me and seeking my views on the second-tier exchanges. I always like to pick my own brain and look at things from a different angle. This time I looked at second-tier exchanges being more innovative and daring. This is part of my views and is quoted on the article:

“The only advantage they have compared to the big brothers is they are too small to be on the radar so they can be more ‘wild,’” says Anndy Lian, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency and blockchain advisor and author.

“You seldom see a coin goes 100x on big exchanges but it’s still happening on second-tier and small exchanges.”



The full article can be found below or you can go to to read it.



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Commentaries by Anndy Lian “New Global Standards Come with the Marriage of Binance & Coinmarketcap”

Blockcast: We are doing interview sessions with crypto and blockchain people weekly and it has been quite a while since we speak to Anndy Lian. He is still an intergovernmental blockchain advisor and is very active in South East Asia, Japan, South Korea and most recently in Sri Lanka.

So today, we have Anndy on the call with us. Hi Anndy, it is good catching up with you. We have not met face to face yet, my name is John, the newest member at

We have seen your comments on a Cointelegraph article. Blockcast and a few other Korea based media companies would hope to find out more of your views on Binance’s influence over Coinmarketcap.

(Image Credits: Cointelegraph)


In your view, are the data on exchanges and ranking platforms accurate and trustworthy in general?

Anndy Lian: Thanks John for the call.

The data that is tabulated by the exchanges are certainly not the correct value. If they are accurate, bitcoin would have a trillion market cap next week (Just saying). But as of now, these data are what the industry can make do with. Many ranking platforms have their way to tabulate the scoring, mostly are based on volume. This is not good enough, that is why CoinMarketcap came up with a slightly different weightage to test it out.

Blockcast: Having said so, what is then the most effective and trustworthy methodology for ranking exchanges? Do you think web traffic is enough?

Anndy Lian: I think what CZ and CoinMarketcap did with the input of web traffic might be a good starting point but as I commented openly, this is not good enough. CZ also mentioned on Twitter that this is just the beginning.

Having said so, there is no one most effective methodology, there will still be grey area for example when the metric was purely based on volume, the volume can be manipulated. When the web traffic is introduced, with added variables like unique visitors, unique mac address, IP, etc, this can also be manipulated. So there isn’t one metric fit all approach when ranking is concerned.

There must also be a component to score based on geographical locations too. Just quoting an example based on my own opinion. The web-based model works well for the USA and European users’ market. This is reflected on the current top 100 exchanges where you see Huobi (Ranked 18th) and Okex (Ranked 6th) who have more Chinese users technically are ranked much lower. Chinese users, in particular, are doing more trading and monitoring through apps and not web. Therefore, incorporating app or API traffic could be another add on. I could be wrong, I am just looking at this from a third-party standpoint.

(Image Credits: Coinmarketcap)


To be effective, there must be a revision of the current methodology and weightage model. Firstly, the actual trading volume must be as accurate as possible, the numbers must not be washed and for this to happen, mechanisms such as taxable trade should come into the picture to beef up the indexes and create a level 1 trustworthiness for both the exchanges and retail/ professional investors. We should also adopt some of the practices that are done in the financial exchanges so to make the ranks meaningful.

Blockcast: Is an exchange rating platform being owned by an exchange an inherent conflict of interest?

Anndy Lian: To be honest, it is not ideal for an exchange to own an exchange rating platform especially in the early stages of this industry.

Take Binance for exchange, people will start to gossip that Binance is on top of the charts because they are the owners. But is this true, we are not sure.

But I believe it can be done too with proper compliance and governance and also arm length relationship would be good enough too for Binance and Coinmarketcap. They have to properly address this to all the stakeholders constantly so to assure them of the independence between the 2 companies. They can also look at having all the data stored in a decentralised platform to ensure data integrity. All the little bit helps.
People will continue to speculate and spread more rumours especially when the number 1 exchange bought the number rating platform. If you look at this from a business perspective, if you can buy the best company, of course, you will buy the best in the basket. But the future lies in how Binance and Coinmarketcap manage the governance and compliance aspects of things. This is the key.

Blockcast: What are the possible upsides for the industry with Binance at the helm of Coinmarketcap?

Anndy Lian: For Binance, I have been following CZ on Twitter for a long while. He has followed me too. So I have read many of his posts and chain of thoughts. With this as the background, I think for Binance to take the helm, it has more positives than negatives in my opinion.

They will help to set a new standard on how all the crypto companies and exchanges are ranked. I believe they will also try to have stricter criteria for companies to be listed, they can also set the standard and start to execute them on Binance using their platform for trial and error.

New standards such as companies must submit details of the top 3 personnel of the company, they should be declaring their income, background etc and be digitally proven documents on-chain etc. While these are just my wishful thinking, I believe strongly only the leaders on the very top of this industry can put together new standards. We will all see new global standards with the marriage of Binance & Coinmarketcap

Blockcast: We noted your pinned message on Twitter. My wish list for this year: 1) Help more companies to go into #Blockchain 2) Start a new project that can help the blockchain community 3) Become part of a top 20 token 4) Make a token to become top 50 on CMC. What is this about?

Anndy Lian: This is just my wish list. As you know, I invest in companies, run companies myself, founded a few companies, run Singapore oldest think tank and even done many things for the governments. But I have not gotten myself involved in top crypto companies, as in working for them.

I want to work for the top blockchain companies. I want to use my strengths to help the top maintain their status as the top or for them to move a few levels up. Maybe CZ can hire me after reading this interview (laughs).

Blockcast: I believe companies are already eyeing your talents. Do you have any other things to share with our readers?

Anndy Lian: Recently, I am also being appointed at the Chairman (Asia) for DECENT Foundation based in Switzerland. I have not visited their tech development centre yet due to COVID19 but I am very impressed with their work done on an enterprise level for the blockchain industry. Plus they have been around since 2015, which means they are mature in their business model. I hope to introduce them to some of my blockchain friends and bring them to Asia.

The COVID19 situation has not been very kind to everyone, I hope the virus can be controlled as soon as possible so to let all businesses go back to their usual operations.

This virus has also brought in some positives to the current business situation. Companies who did not believe in technology implementation are now looking at digitalising their records and sales online. And companies, who are already more tech-savvy, are exploring how to incorporate new tech like blockchain to their existing infrastructures.
This is just the beginning of a new tech era and I am very sure that blockchain and cryptocurrency have earned their position in this evolution.

Blockcast: Thank you Anndy for your time. I hope to see you in Seoul soon. If you want to interact with Anndy Lian, you can do so by visiting or at his Twitter handle

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