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
Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. 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 and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.
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”.
You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com