Speaking at the 1st Korea Blockchain Conference (KBCC) on February 15, 2022, the Chairman of BigONE Exchange Anndy Lian underlined the importance of a powerful online community to securing the success of any NFT project.
As well as the obvious boom in NFT artwork, and in Korea the use of NFTs to promote K-pop, Lian said the growth in the use of NFTs to connect fans and artists through all-access type membership was notable: “Whether it’s to get closer to your favorite UFC fighter or singer these are hot trends in the market right now driven by the power of community.”
Another form of community where we are going to see the growth of NFTs is around meme coins, he added: “That kind of utility is really powerful because they have the community backing them you know, so they will have the benefit of starting their NFT project with a few hundred thousand users right at the start.” It was for this reason, due to the strength of their community, that Lian added that he saw these big communities as personally worth investing in.
In terms of Korea’s leading role in blockchain innovation Lian told the panel audience that from his experience, talking with corporations such as Samsung and Hyundai, as well as senior Government officials, the key players are all very mindful of the importance of blockchain technology for the country’s future. “It’s not simply about creating decentralized data storage but how this technology will be embedded in our lives, enabling the automation of all aspects of the economy for the benefit of all citizens.”
The panel titled ‘Blockchain Technology, Innovation And Opportunity’ was led by Jenny Zheng (Bybit, NFT BD Lead), Anndy Lian (BigONE Exchange, Chairman), Davy Goh (Passion VC, CEO), and Joe Lu (Origin Storage, Partner), and Hwang Byung-sun (Big Bang Angels, CEO).
The event’s opening session was given by HS88 Chairman Kim Ho-seong. The session ended with a speech by Won Hee-ryong, a member of the People’s Power, and Lee Sang-ki, the Korean representative of the World Blockchain Organization (WBO).
KBCC was designed to help the growth and development of the blockchain industry. The event aims to let the South Korean audiences know more about the technology by bringing foreign experts to share their experience.
About BigONE Exchange
BigONE is a global cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading various cryptocurrencies. It was founded in 2017 and registered in the Netherlands. The group operates in Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Seychelles, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, providing marketing, investment, and blockchain technology research & development. Further information here.
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- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.
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”.