It all started with this unfortunate story – Due to Covid-19, the very first private art museum in Korea was forced to put two National Treasures out for an auction out of devastation. This is the very first time in the history of Korea to see such treasures out for a transaction. We heard about this incident 4 days before the auction day and decided to address this in a Web 3.0 way. So, HeritageDAO was initiated just 4 Days before the Auction, ended up raising 900+ ETH and securing a National Treasure in 8 days while raising awareness about this incident across millions of people worldwide.
Basically, National Treasure #73 that we secured is a portable temple that people used to carry around 1,000 years ago. Back then, Buddhism was the main religion of Korea – and people carried this to practice their religion anywhere. With growing members, the need for a place that our members can call home grows bigger. Therefore, we wanted to secure this portable temple to symbolize a place our HSS members can call home. This temple will be featured on Sandbox too.
“I was in South Korea and when I heard Heritage DAO’s calling. I have decided to help and also joined the DAO’s governing council. All of us want to help and using the power of decentralisation, we have managed to secure the National Treasure and kept it in the gallery. On top of that, in good gesture, we have sent 51% of the ownership back to the original owners. This is our way to preserve the National Treasure in good hands. This is also a way to showcase how crypto is used to do help in times of need.” Anndy Lian, thought leader and Chairman of BigONE explained.
The DAO seeks to reach out and connect with the nonmaterial individuals, advocates, philanthropists, and innovators that hone the cultural values of the heritages. To do that, HDAO is introducing the High Sloth Society – The First NFT project by HDAO; a prestigious and secretive society of 10,000 elite sloths that pursue greater goods with missions to preserve and hone the essence of human heritage.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian 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.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.