Podcast on Spotify: Anndy Lian Talks about “Is crypto a fad or for the future?”

In Wealth Secrets second episode, we delve into the world of cryptocurrency. Our guest Anndy Lian is an experienced professional in the space. He is an Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Tech (the blockchain arm of Hyundai Motor Group). On this Pocast, we discuss on- “IS CRYPTO A FAD OR FOR THE FUTURE”, where we provide some clarity on cryptocurrency in general and hopefully answer pressing questions on your mind. His impressive resume speaks for itself.

  • Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology (Blockchain arm of Hyundai Motor Group)
  • Blockchain Advisor of Asian Productivity Organisation(APO).
  • Member of Gyeongsanguk-do Blockchain Special Committee Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • Book Author of “Blockchain Revolution 2030”
  • Chairman of Chairman of Korea eSports Industry Association (Singapore Chapter)
  • Former Chairman (Asia), DECENT Foundation
  • Former CEO of LINFINITY “World’s First Distributed Supply Chain Platform”
We covered these and some further questions:
1. Is any digital currency a cryptocurrency? What are stable coins?
2. Who are the major players of crypto market?
3. Why the hype about cryptocurrency? Is it worth it?
4. How is cryptocurrency solving the problems associated with fiat?
5. Should crypto be taxed? What are some regulations that you think may not favour cryptocurrencies going forward? How can the government and policymakers help preserve and stabilize the crypto community?
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Anndy Lian to Share his Knowledge on Blockchain Trends at “Digital Week Online” Led by InvestHK

Anndy Lian will be speaking at Digital Week Online and will share his knowledge on blockchain trends and how this new technology is taking its shape in the global arena.

Digital Week Online held between 12-16th Oct 2020, is a global online event that’s uniting tech entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, corporates, and governments. Blockchain, Digital Transformation, COVID19 Impact, Digital Marketing, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Corporate Innovation, Gaming & Entertainment, and more. AI-based networking and matchmaking platform, virtual meetings, and e-booths. You will expect to see more than 200 speakers, 10,000 attendees from 5 continents and 8 tracks.

“I would like to thank the organisers and sponsors for the invitation to speak. Bringing everyone together during this pandemic times are easy.

Let’s keep the technology space united and hit new heights together for the future!”

Anndy Lian shared during the phone call.

 

 

  • Oct 12 – Global Blockchain Day

Crypto & Blockchain trends 2020

Blockchain for corporates – trends, cases, challenges

DeFi – future of finance

Institutional investments and trading, infrastructure and framework

Exchanges track

Adoption, payments, wallets

Regulations, CBDC, forecasts for 2021

Mining

 

  • Oct 13 – Digital Transformation Day.

Society 5.0. 4th Industrial Revolution. Government cases.

 

  • Oct 14th – Innovation Day APAC
  • Oct 15th – Innovation Day AFRICA, MENA, EUROPE, CIS
  • Oct 16th – Innovation Day NORTH AMERICA and LATAM

 

Innovation Days key tracks:

  • Covid19
  • FinTech
  • Privacy & Cyber security
  • Impact & Sustainability
  • Digital Marketing
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Gaming & Entertainment
  • Startup Pitch Competition

 

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 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 currently also plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. He advises the Secretariat on the latest concepts and applications of blockchain technologies in cybersecurity and IoT network data integrity across smart factories and upskills the Secretariat staff in blockchain technologies as applicable to productivity. APO members include Bangladesh, Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

He 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.

 

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Citiesabc Interviews Anndy Lian, Author, Blockchain Thought Leader On Bridging Blockchain Between Business & Governments

Anndy Lian is an Inter-Governmental Blockchain Adviser, Book Author, Investor, Board Member and CEO of Linfinity.

Anndy Lian is a global thought leader and 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 & public listed companies. Anndy played a pivotal role in not-for-profit and quasi-government linked organizations. An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a few health-related companies. He believes that what he is doing through Linfinity and blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses.

Anndy Lian Interview focus

1. An introduction from you: education, professional background
2. Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. You have been working in Singapore and South Korea, which are at the forefront of technological development. How do you see this dynamic in the region and especially in these two countries?
3. There is no doubt that governments and organizations need to better understand blockchain and your company is keen to make that vision a reality. Can you tell us more about Linfinity and its mission?
4. Blockchain is one of the fundamental technologies of the 4IR with a lot of potential but we are still in the theoretical stage. Many countries are lagging behind in R&D and there is a lack of awareness about blockchain. Working with governments and businesses, can you share with us your thoughts on what is the general approach to blockchain?
5. You have written ‘Blockchain Revolution 2030’ and very active as a blockchain writer. Can you tell us about your work as an author and how you see blockchain intertwined with traditional industries?
6. Blockchain technology combined with AI is a powerful setup that can create really innovative and interesting solutions for many of our current challenges, such as leveraging trust in technology, digital identity, etc. At the same time, it also raises some concerns in some sectors. including governments and users. How do you see this?
7. Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more mainstream. Countries are developing CBDCs, there are thousands of different digital currencies, companies use them to raise money through ICOs and, more recently, STOs… How do you see the cryptocurrency industry right now, especially the evolution from ICOs to STOs?
8. From your experience working with governments, advising companies and your knowledge about blockchain and emerging technologies, what would be your advise to governments and companies and what do you expect about the future of blockchain?

Anndy Lian Key Takeaways

· About Anndy Lian’s background and education. I am originally from Singapore but I have spent a great part of my life in working and living in various cities across Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and, especially, Seoul in South Korea. I started my journey in blockchain a few years ago. I joined the government area of blockchain research because of the rising scams and frauds that there were in the blockchain space so I became an advisor to the government. This role and expertise provided me an invaluable insight into the blockchain technology and in management. I was appointed recently to the Hyundai DAC blockchain research branch as an advisor. I am also an investor in different startups and companies building solutions through blockchain technology.

· About working in Asia and the economic development in Singapore, South Korea regarding blockchain. I always wanted to learn more and become an expert in something that would harness the power to change the future and blockchain came about just in the right time so I made myself go out of my comfort zone in Singapore and travel to places where blockchain was trending. When I started in blockchain, I saw a lot of fraud and scams in the blockchain space and I thought it was damaging the technology and its future. I first started as an advisor in the private sector but I soon saw that the only way blockchain can really become widespread is if governments accept it. So that is what drove me to work hand-in-hand with and to advise governments.

·  On the governments’ stance on blockchain and Linfinity’s role. Linfinity started in 2017. One thing to note is that even though we are a blockchain-focused company, we never did an ICO or anything like that, not even in the hectic 2018 ICO year where it seemed like it would be the easiest option to get funding. We struggled a bit in the beginning but we didn’t want to do anything that would eventually harm the company.

We have worked with different countries advising them about how to implement functional blockchain platforms and, especially, blockchain technology in supply chain systems. What I learned during that time is that working for governments is much more important than working for the private sector as we can really help a whole country to step up and improve their systems. It is very satisfying to do it. That is ultimately our goal with Linfinity, we want to help the adoption and widespread literacy about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

·  About blockchain adoption and government approach. From a country standpoint, they are talking about the implementation of blockchain solutions in the near future. COVID-19 is actually speeding up research and accelerating the implementation of blockchain-based solutions and that’s really good news, there are positive vibes around the possibilities. I feel like one of my responsibilities is to push the agenda of these countries further and help other countries that are not as receptive to blockchain and change my mind regarding this technology. Fortunately, most of the countries are starting to understand blockchain without cryptocurrencies, as a standalone technology. In fact, if you talk about cryptocurrencies, governments are reluctant to discuss them further due to regulatory hurdles and legacy systems that dominate the financial industry.

Not all countries have the same approach to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Singapore and South Asia countries, for example, are really keen to research and are more open to implementing blockchain and cryptocurrencies solutions.

· About ‘Blockchain Revolution 2030’ book and your work as an author. Governments, companies and organizations want to be more efficient and there are politicians, which are important for blockchain, that believes that blockchain can do a lot to make legacy systems more efficient, transparent and secured.

Typically, whenever a technology comes up, governments eventually pick up and explore how that technology works and what that technology can do for them and its potentiality. And they have taken that approach with blockchain. I have been approached by governments with these very questions about blockchain. Normally, governments try to see these solutions in place and invite businesses to try them out. The Filipinas example is quite interesting. We were asked by the Filipino government how to implement a blockchain solution to make the export supply chain more efficient as they were losing revenue. We proposed a solution and many businesses from Filipinas step up, attracted by the idea. And I think this is a success story.

· Blockchain technology and AI: Challenges and opportunities. Based on what I see, AI is really going to help our daily lives. There is an ongoing smart city project in which they use AI to improve their citizens’ lives greatly. In fact, AI is the core technology behind the project. I had the chance to talk to the people in charge of the project and I was asking questions about cybersecurity and the right way to implement AI. I was also dropping the benefits of using blockchain in that project because it can actually boost AI with an extra layer of cybersecurity and trust.

One thing I have learned is that blockchain can only do so much, it is the collaboration and combination of different technologies that will change the world.

· How do you see the cryptocurrency industry right now, especially the evolution from ICOs to STOs? I believe that South Korea is a strategic country between Japan, China and the gateway to South Asia. That’s why I think cryptocurrencies took hold there. Today, the main use of cryptocurrencies is trading. There are hundreds of crypto exchanges and there are many traders who make money from cryptocurrencies, speculate on its price and use it as a trading product and I think this will stick with us for the long term. However, I don’t see cryptocurrencies just for their trading capabilities. The regulations will have a major impact on cryptocurrencies, making them a more mature market and helping the industry attract investors and more users. Tokenization is, in fact, much more than trading cryptocurrencies. Companies are already exploring the idea of ​​tokenizing their assets and using tokens to reward employees, investors, and consumers. In short, the cryptocurrency industry will look like a commercial product for a while, but as governments start to take a closer look at it and pass regulations, it will help make the market more mature.

Anndy Lian Biography

Anndy Lian is an Inter-Governmental Blockchain Adviser, Book Author, Investor, Board Member

Anndy Lian is a global thought leader and 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 & public listed companies. Anndy played a pivotal role in not-for-profit and quasi-government linked organizations. An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a few health-related companies. He believes that what he is doing through Linfinity and blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses.

Anndy Lian is currently the founder and CEO of Linfinity, a company that manages the total supply chain using Blockchain Technology. We establish such a platform with reliable data, transparent information, efficient cooperation and interconnected network to cope with the practical business pain points and development demand of corporate users.

In parallel, Anndy Lian currently serves as the Advisory Board Member for Hdac (Hyundai DAC) Technology, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian advises the company on the token economy and governance matters.

He is also the author, together with co-authors, Park Young Sook and Shawn Hamnison and published by Kyobo Book Centre, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea, of Blockchain Revolution 2030. Blockchain Revolution 2030 is a comprehensive review of the birth, principles, industrial and institutional issues, status and future of the “blockchain” that will become the foundation technology of the 4th industrial revolution.

Anndy Lian has also been advisory to China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA), engaging with government leaders and policymakers of various countries through roundtables and policy briefings and offer views and recommendations on behalf of its members on trade and economic issues/policies affecting them especially on the ASEAN–China Free Trade Area as well as other schemes under the ASEAN-China dialogue relations and ASEAN Economic Community.

Prior to that, he was the Council Head, South East Asia at Korea Horse Industry Council, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea. This department’s aim was to presentee the right policy directions and alternatives for nurturing and supporting the horse industry. It was established on November 28, 2011, to promote the balanced development of the economy and enhance the quality of life of the people by establishing the development base of the horse industry and strengthening its competitiveness.

Anndy Lian Links and sources

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anndylian/

https://anndy.com/

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/anndy-lian

https://medium.com/@anndylian

https://twitter.com/anndylian

http://eapo-tokyo.org/team/anndyl/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3851649

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9_AJmXg1s0Z-1E41555lJg

https://www.openpr.com/news/1879799/catching-up-with-anndy-lian-inter-governmental-blockchain

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Anndy Lian Commented on “Banking Giants Laundering Billions Might Turn Against Bitcoin Too” at CryptoNews

Banking Giants Laundering Billions Might Turn Against Bitcoin Too

Documents uncovered by an investigation conducted by 110 news organizations appear to show global banking giants moving trillions of dollars for clients allegedly involved in fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and more, as the banks defend themselves against the allegations. Meanwhile, the crypto community appears to be divided as to whether it spells good news for crypto in general, and bitcoin (BTC) in particular. (Updated at 17:45 UTC: updates in bold.)

The evidence was uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in a new report. The consortium said that it, together with BuzzFeed News and 108 other media organization, conducted a 16-month, cross-border investigation, and revealed the leaked documents, now known as the FinCenFiles.

The consortium wrote that “secret United States government documents reveal” that global banks “have defied money laundering crackdowns by moving staggering sums of illicit cash for shadowy characters and criminal networks.” The five named banks are JPMorganHSBCStandard Chartered BankDeutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon.

Furthermore, the leaked documents allegedly “show banks blindly moving cash through their accounts for people they can’t identify, failing to report transactions with all the hallmarks of money laundering until years after the fact, even doing business with clients enmeshed in financial frauds and public corruption scandals.”

These files, the authors said, include more than 2,100 suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed by banks and other financial firms with the United States Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN.

ICIJ said:

“[The] documents identify more than [USD] 2 trillion in transactions between 1999 and 2017 that were flagged by financial institutions’ internal compliance officers as possible money laundering or other criminal activity — including [USD] 514 billion at JPMorgan and [USD] 1.3 trillion at Deutsche Bank. […] The FinCEN Files represent less than 0.02% of the more than 12 million suspicious activity reports that financial institutions filed with FinCEN between 2011 and 2017.”

ICIJ added that United States agencies responsible for enforcing money-laundering laws rarely prosecute megabanks that break the law, “and the actions authorities do take barely ripple the flood of plundered money that washes through the international financial system.”

Per the authors, the data shows that Deutsche Bank is leading by some distance, with JPMorgan in second place.

“Mobsters pushed billions through Deutsche Bank in one of the biggest dirty money scams ever,” tweeted BuzzFeed News, adding that “small businesses were crushed” in the process.

The news outlet further claimed that the bank’s executives “had direct knowledge for years of serious failings that left the bank vulnerable to money launderers.” After a USD 10 billion mirror trading scandal was exposed, “Deutsche Bank blamed it on a few middle-level staffers in its Moscow office, paid a fine, and got back to business,” reported BuzzFeed News.

Crypto as a systemic threat

News of the traditional banking system’s alleged wrongdoings came as little surprise to the crypto community.

And the irony of the situation was not lost on many commentators: While regulators ramp up the pressure on the crypto industry, particularly in the field of anti-money laundering (AML) measures, the banking sector appears to be running roughshod over the very same AML rules.

Commenting on a report on HSBC’s drop to a 25-year low today in the stock market, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao, tweeted that it “might be a good time for their treasury to buy bitcoin?”

However, Anndy Lian, investor and blockchain adviser, didn’t agree that this was a good idea, writing: “On the contrary, I hope HSBC to stay away from bitcoin. Early stages mess the soup.”

Others, like the Chief Legal Officer of crypto exchange Kraken, Marco Santori, also claimed that this will not help Bitcoin’s cause at all.

“If you think this is good for bitcoin, man you are going to be so disappointed,” he said. “I wonder if this will compel FinCEN to publish more information about the efficacy of its enforcement activity. It would serve to quell many complaints to the tune of “Why do we send all this info to FinCEN – what good has it done?”

Others, like GetLevvel CEO Chris Hart, also chimed in saying that there is a risk that “the answer to a perception of poor enforcement is more enforcement, and ‘more’ isn’t limited to fiat-based transactions.”

Bitcoin educator, author, and entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos also stressed that this leak will be used against cryptocurrencies. According to him, the correct analysis of this news is that AML/CTF (counter terrorism financing) and KYC (know your customer) don’t work and the report will be used to increase the use of controls and surveillance.

 

“That makes crypto-currency a systemic threat, not to the economic nature of national money, but to the control and surveillance system of geopolitical money. Math money doesn’t play politics, which makes it automatically “rogue” money,” he said, estimating that “the war on cash and the war on “illicit” money becomes an all out war on the only money that still works.”

According to him, “the solution is to stop trying to use money (a tool) to fight crime (human nature).”

“But if you think the hypocrites will back down and adopt sensible systems and laws that enable human trade and economic inclusion, you are wrong,” Antonopoulos said.

 

Banks respond

“BNY Mellon takes its role in protecting the integrity of the global financial system seriously, including filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs),” told Cryptonews.com Associate Director for Corporate Communications Sorrel Beynon, adding that they “fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and assist authorities in the important work they do.” The bank cannot by law, they claim, “comment on any alleged SAR we may have filed or that may have been illegally disclosed by third parties to the media.”

Deutsche Bank’s Head of UK Media Relations, Charlie Olivier, told Cryptonews.com that the fight against financial crime, money laundering and capital flight has been a priority for both investigating authorities and financial institutions, the latter of which, Deutsche Bank included, have invested “billions of dollars” to more support authorities in this effort. “Naturally, this leads to increased detection levels.”

Olivier stated that “the ICIJ has reported on a number of historic issues,” claiming that “those relating to Deutsche Bank are well known to our regulators.”

“The issues have already been investigated and led to regulatory resolutions in which the bank’s cooperation and remediation was publicly recognized. Where necessary and appropriate, consequence management was applied. To the extent that information referenced by the ICIJ is derived from SARs, it should be noted that this is information that is pro-actively identified and submitted by banks to governments pursuant to the law. SARs are alerts of potential issues, not proven facts,” he said.

Per the statement provided by Standard Chartered Group Media Relations Director, Josephine Wong, to Cryptonews.com, SARs are filed by the banks “when circumstances warrant and that means our screening and monitoring systems are working as intended.” A SAR filing does not mean there has been criminal activity, but that the bank has identified “something suspicious or irregular in a transaction that meets the filing requirements in the local market,” which is then reported to law enforcement “so they can investigate and, if they see fit, take further action.”

“The reality is that there will always be attempts to launder money and evade sanctions; the responsibility of banks is to build effective screening and monitoring programs to protect the global financial system,” said Wong, adding that in 2019 Standard Chartered “monitored more than 1.2 billion transactions for potential suspicious activity and screened more than 157 million for sanctions compliance.”

JPMorgan declined to comment. We contacted HSBC as well, and will update should they reply.

 

Source: https://cryptonews.com/news/leak-alleges-banking-giants-moving-staggering-sums-of-illici-7768.htm

 

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AMA on DeFi with Roy Li, Founder of Ruffchain & Moderated by Anndy Lian, Book Author of Blockchain Revolution 2030

Blockcast.cc: Welcome to Asia Blockchain Community (ABC). ABC is a community that is based in Asia and run by volunteers. We know the market very well and is backed by a panel of blockchain & crypto experts and influencers. ABC is also a brand manage by Blockcast.cc, a media and PR company based out of Singapore. Without further delay, let us welcome our guests for today. Anndy, please.

 

Anndy: Welcome to our ASK ME ANYTHING (AMA) segment. My name is Anndy Lian, book author, blockchain advocate and currently is the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC. Most people know me by the work I do for the government. Today at Blockcast.cc, we have Roy Li, he is a pioneer in this space. He will be here with me to have a chat about DEFI.

Before we began, please stay on the channel. At the end of this AMA, we will open for questions. We will reward 10 TRX for the questions picked. Each person will only be picked once.

 

Roy: Hello Anndy, Hello everyone.

 

 

Anndy: Hi Roy, nice meeting you online. I believe we have brushed shoulders a number of times in South Korea and China. I have heard so much about you but did not have a chance to speak to you properly. We shall do it today over “Defi”.

Can I request that you give us an introduction of yourself?

 

Roy: Nice meet you too, my name is Roy Li, I am the founder of Ruffchain – a public chain designed for IoT, since the main usage for IoT will be a settlement between things (hopefully in a few years), I studied quite hard in Defi as this is the infrastructure for all public chains

 

 

Anndy: Defi has been the buzz word. Many of the Community members want to know more about it. Tell us in the simplest manner, what is Defi, staking, mining, yield farming and all. Please in the simplest manner. Tell us in the simplest manner, what is Defi, staking, mining, yield farming and all. Please in the simplest manner.

 

Roy:  Defi is short for decentralized finance, it’s like centralized finance, there r yields like in borrowing/lending, exchange, investments. Yield is the basic of definance, the foundation is the time/yield exchange, you either buy time or buy liability within a ratio. If there is an arbitrage in ratio difference borrow/lend or collateral interest & investment income, actions might be taken. staking & mining is the incentive just like bitcoin & ether to reward the workers such as liquidity providers. And the ecosystem, hopefully.

 

 

Anndy: I hope so too. Good insights. This question looks simple but it takes a lot of knowledge to reply in a simplified manner.

Next question. Defi is the future finance, what do you think of this statement?

 

Roy: Defi is definitely future of finance, remember how hard it is to sign all the paperwork and have due diligence to apply for a line of credit?  I remember when I applied for a mortgage the approval and appraisal cost quite some money even to my bank.

Defi is trustless, owned by the governance of consensus, that may wind up as a super-efficient way of financing, 100% transparency guaranteed if possible. I think 90% of the financing will be defi in visible future.

 

 

Anndy: Next question, could be tricky in my opinion. The majority of popular Defi protocols have some form of centralized control that enables specific ‘administrator’ addresses to intervene in powerful ways. Do you think this trend will continue or will it go total decentralised?

 

Roy: the admin access is limited from what I know, they can update fees, strategies or so, but can’t move users’ assets, and governance will limit the access, even more, votes will determine whether u should apply a tariff just like president Trump.

In the early stage, we lack a lot of fundamental rules & tools. Admin key is required in some cases, like I accidentally lost roughly 1 mil USD yesterday on harvest.finance upon an investment strategy to cream, without admin key, cream & harvest won’t be able to help me. Finally, the funds got recovered, awesome job on both teams!

 

 

Anndy: President Trump as an example. I guess Defi governance got to be improved. Glad you got your funds back. Defi coins on Cefi exchange vs decentralised exchanges? What is the gameplay? Are they the same? Does it mean that is it safer on Cefi?

 

Roy: Well, it is not my problem, the code was not audited properly but there are bugs. Cefi exchange is good for order book strategies since the fee is low, while defi is more of AMM gameplay, they will both remain major support roles in crypto market.

 

 

Anndy: That is risky. Trust me. I do not trust the centralised systems that wrapped up us decentralised. Not sure about Cream, but I know Machi is promoting it strongly.

 

Roy: Cefi is definitely not safer.

 

Anndy: Tell us more about it.

 

Roy: There is always a price for innovation, I would like to take that risk.

 

Anndy: We, all are :>

 

Roy: Cefi exchange sites got stolen all the time, almost every year there is a major event.

 

Anndy: I can name many of them in Asia especially. You have to enlighten us on this. Some Defi project is obviously scams, why are they still in the market? Why are people still buying them? Why are exchanges listing them too?

 

Roy: In real-world scams are everywhere, u can’t eliminate them, can’t prevent people from buying them, especially at early stage, when you have no idea whether its a scam or not. I still remember when Vitalik was asking for 31,000 BTC for his ICO, like several million USD back then, many people thought he was crazy. When ETH was $0.79 back then, there were articles warning Eth might have huge risk but how can you tell ETH is not one of the scams?

Sometimes we have to tolerate obvious scams to find out the real gold. Chainlink, DoT, you might have no clue what happened last 3 years, till u realized “oh, I remember that back in 2017”, the market will adjust itself. BTW, if a scam is tooooooo obvious, you should be able to identify.

 

Anndy: Many think that they can run before the scam got caught. People like to gamble LOL.

When there is demand, there is supply I guess. Market forces take over. No one is a saint here in the name of innovation. Cefi needs to catch up the times, else someone else would. Defi promises high interest, in my opinion, it has a very high risk. Do you think Defi is sustainable?

 

Roy: In 2012, I had no clue if bitcoin was sustainable, I was like, what if people stop paying $50 each for that shit coin? Still, we have bitcoins mined every day, who’s buying them? Sustainable can be tricky, I don’t know where the money comes from, but I do know miners are not providing any real value, it’s just more and more people join this consensus game.

Defi however, is like cefi, you can compare to cefi but are cefi exchange sustainable? Apparently not if people stop trading. I wouldn’t say 100% sustainable, but as long as the market holds 100B volume every day ( from CMC, the number might be exaggerated), as long as the market holds enormous volume every day,  Defi can be sustainable.

 

Anndy: This brings to the next question I have in mind now. Do you then think that liquidity will be an issue after waves of scam-like dumps and pumps? Who is paying the bills? Someone got to lose in this Defi game, isn’t it?

 

Roy: As long as the net value is positive, I am an optimist in Defi. People trade every day, the trading fees will eventually cover the bubble in the long run. We do have bubbles right now, but we have bubbles in the stock market, bonds, our currency so bubbles are fine, we are using bubble paper money to pay for possibly fewer bubbles.

 

Anndy: Bubbles back by real assets vs Bubbles backed by air is very different but we will leave this as it is or talk later in a private discussion. What are some of the risks, challenges and opportunities ahead for investors and projects? What should retail investors in this community look out for if they want to also “invest”?  And most importantly, how to make money?

 

Roy: First, always hit for the long run, you know the gas fee is no kidding, if u switch boats rapidly, you will lose money since the APY might drop dramatically in a short time. Second, try to avoid impermanent loss, don’t mine with shitcoin/ ETH pair or similar. I saw APY dropped from 1000%+ to 10% in 1 day if u withdraw, ur gas fee can be 100+ USD. Impermanent loss is the major problem for most users aiming for high APY, I spend most mining on projects like curve, swerve, or so low return, low risk. Relatively low return, still 30%+ APY, in the promotional period, swerve used to be 300%+ almost 0 risks.

Risk is fine, as long as risk can be calculated. I know a few people do like ETH/USDC and do futures at the main time, and some people collateralize ETH for DAI and use DAI to mine stuff.

 

Anndy: What is the definition of the long run? And a short time? You know, in crypto 1 hour is considered a long time to some lol And please share why is there “no risk” for some platform?

 

Roy: Swerve is like curve, its like exchange between stable coins, the revenue comes from ppl who want to switch between stable coins, so if you deposit stable coin pairs, your impermanent loss can be very little, a couple of days yield will cover that easily. That is my first point, try to master risk/return ratio, if you can’t control that, don’t invest.

Another point is to find where the alpha chances are, uniswap is definitely an alpha chance, the idea is how to maximize your benefit in UNI, mining might not be cool since the APY is relatively low comparing to impermanent loss, the total liquidity deposits are huge on all 4 pools. However, UNI/ ETH pair generate 600K fees per day, which means if you add liquidity in that asset, you get 0.25% returns per day.

The downside? UNI price might drop significantly, but that is not going to happen on the first day, if your UNI cost is relatively low, you are good. If UNI price surge by a lot, you get more ETH, it’s like selling your UNI eventually, you gain what you initially want plus daily yield from that pool, better than mining. Especially there is enough dump on day 1 since over 12k users have 400 each, buy them, pair with ETH and add liquidity on day 1, that is the alpha chance.

 

Anndy: Indeed the daily yield + is very attractive. HIGH RISK, HIGH RETURNS. OR NO RETURNS. Seems to the underlying message. Last but not least, share with us an inspiring quote.

 

Roy: I thought about this question many times, it happened like I have strict discipline, I take no action without calculation. My experience might not be that inspiring. I don’t gamble, I do arbitrage. Even if I gamble, I never play against odds.

People worship Elon musk or steve jobs, who think outside of the box, I do think outside of the box, but I prefer boundaries, I know my limit, even if “sky is the limit”,  there is a limit, you can’t gamble without limit. I don’t recommend being risk seeker or hater, I recommend you calculate your risk.

 

Anndy: Calculated risk and knowing one’s limit comes with experiences.

It is always good to have chats with experts like Roy. He is somewhat a neutral party like me to an AMA like this. We are totally neutral; not promoting for any projects right now. Just want to share our knowledge with all of you. This is what Asia Blockchain Community is all about.

Shall we open the floor for 5 questions first? You post your questions here. Roy will choose 5 of them to answer. You have 5 mins to post your questions now.

 

 

Roy: Im ready, shoot me.

 

(Audience starting asking about Ruff Chain)

 

Ruffchain is an IoT public chain, Internet of Things, like maybe one day you spend $100 USDT and get a non-fungible token, this will grant you 1-day access to a car at the airport, without signing the paper, registration, credit card and insurance etc.

 

Since this is more about Defi I will focus on Defi this time, if you like to know more about Ruffchain go to our site at ruffchain.com.

 

Shuja Hashmi: Hi Roy My questions are as follows: What holding Defi back today and can these barriers be overcome? Where do you see the future of Defi in 15-20 years from now?

 

Roy: OK, this is actually a good one. There are a few things holding Defi back now:

  1. Usability, like someone has mentioned it is too hard to understand, too hard to use it properly. There should be some easy tools giving you numbers more than APY, like health/risk factors, withdraw rate or so.
  2. High gas fees, not friendly to all users on Ethereum. However, most assets are on ether, it will be hard for other chains to build an ecosystem, we have to live with the high gas fee for now until we figure out some cross-chain tech.
  3. Lack of innovation, copycats will get dumped for sure, innovation like Synthetix is much better than sushi (copycat).

 

Mahathi: Now Defi is growing all over. What’s your view on Binance bridging the CeFi with Defi ?

 

Roy: Now defi and cefi are doing similar things (money-related), but when NFT (non-fungible token)  gets popular, many things will interact with Defi not cefi, so cefi will be limited to a subset of defi in utilities. Binance will be good on order book trading, but that’s it.

 

 

Venkatz K: Recent DeFi Trends Creates a Massive turn towards crypto  But The growth is not stable some Projects Launching then it peaks in a short time and dumps to none and exits. A lot of Examples we see Sushi Founder Exit. HotDog Exit with 4k$ to 0$. EOS Defi Emeraldmine(EMD)  Exit from Scam. Peoples also wanted to gain profit quickly and massively so they don’t read about the projects and team background. Also loss lot.

Are these facts healthy for DEFI? How to avoid Scam Projects? DeFi will survive with Investors Confidence?

 

Roy: I mentioned before copycats are not growing organically, don’t invest on copycats. However, yearn clone is an exception as aggregators may be different if they use different strategies.   Therefore, you need to find the entity behind a project. Compound, AAVE, cream are banking, Curve, swerve are stable coin exchange(close to real-world foreign exchange as the rate is not volatile),  uniswap,  balancer are volatile exchange.

 

As long as you understand the entity, you will know what you invest for, e.g if you buy sushi you are betting on sushi take significant market share from uniswap & balancer, Sushi might have a chance, but how is that possible when rewards dry up? by risk calculation, sushi has high risk comparing to its price, I might have bought sushi since normally the market runner-up will take 10-20% market share, but not at a high price.

 

 

Alpha Veer: Do audited platforms n protocols guarantee ppls investment ?

 

Roy: Every time a new pool or a new strategy is released, another audit is a must. Don’t just look at seals, you should ask if they have audit up to date, you may contact the audit company.

 

Venkatz K: Ruffchain comes under Alpha chance? how could we find a project comes under alpha chance and safe to go with that?

 

Roy: Ruffchain is listed on Huobi, as a public chain, our alpha chances will be right next to defi->filecoin type -> NFT. Non-fungible tokens are the prerequisite for Ruffchain as well as defi, the alpha chance is more like finding the trend.

Yesterday I lost 2276 ETH while withdrawing ETH using harvest’s fWETH, fWETH burnt but ETH not received, some other users got that bug too. However, I managed to stay cool and found out the panic is spreading, farm price dropped to $90 (not an alpha chance since risk is still high), fWETH can’t convert back to WETH temporarily so ppl try to sell fWETH , which becomes less than 1 WETH, I bought all the fWETH below 1,  and once everything got recovered, I exit with 1.005+ each fWETH. That is the alpha chance.

 

 

Venkatz K:  Super cool, Good One, most of the losses happens due to panic selling.

 

Shuja Hashmi:  Nice And thank You for your time..learning a lot from this session.

 

LALA: What is next after yield farming?

 

Roy: Defi is at very early stage, if you even read the book about Wall street history, you will find out in 200 years human beings stack many tools on finance to create an enormous semi-working system today. And that system needs to get updated every 10 years whenever there is a major financial crisis, Defi is no different.

In March 12th,  Makerdao experienced gas attack by ppl using 0 DAI to buy out ETH with higher gas fees, compound experienced loss in liquidity algorithm back when ETH price declines rapidly. We are fixing the problems, many projects state like yearn (beta project, use at your own risk).

We probably need years to make our defi systems bulletproof, and try to stack more tools, insurance, for example, default swap products (sounds familiar if you know what happened in 2008), syntehtix introduced another idea of DIY- asset, which is good, you can bet on a price change or other related factors.

Many more will come out and spark, I just can’t wait.

 

 

Anndy: Same here man. Thank you, Roy for all the sharing today!

 

Roy: Thank you!

 

Jenny: Good and Interesting Session learning session, love that and thank you, Roy.

 

Roy: My pleasure.

 

 

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/blockcast-cc-ama-on-defi-with-roy-li-founder-of-ruffchain-moderated-by-anndy-lian-book-author-of-blockchain-revolution-2030/

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“Is Cryptocurrency a Fad or for the Future?” Anndy Lian Shares with Wealth Secrets Community

Join Anndy Lian and his hosts to talk about “Is Cryptocurrency a Fad or for the Future?”. The event will be held on 16 September 2020, 1 pm GMT on Podbean and Spotify.

Some topics are:

Can you brief us about cryptocurrency? Is it different from BlockChain Technology?

Is any digital currency a cryptocurrency? What are stable coins?

  1. Who are the major players of the crypto market?
  2. Why the hype about cryptocurrency? Is it worth it?
  3. Bitcoin went from being worthless in 2008 to $1,000 in the span of three years, before dropping to a low of $250 in just a few months, then rising meteorically to nearly $20,000 in 2017, and plunging to historic depths yet again just a few months later. With such volatility, is it really a safe haven as they say? Compared to gold?
  4. What are the major factors hindering the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies? How long do you think it’s going to take for cryptocurrency to be accepted in the mainstream?
  5. Looking at the cryptocurrency timelines (From Nakamoto, The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox, went offline declaring bankruptcy. Theft and scam concerns emerged. And recent scam activities associated, do you think cryptocurrency over fiat currencies is safe?
  6. How is cryptocurrency solving the problems associated with fiat?
  7. With the government of different countries having different attitudes towards considering cryptocurrency as a legal tender, people unaware of its mechanism consider it to be a risky investment. What could be the next major milestones for cryptocurrencies?
  8. Should crypto be taxed? What are some regulations that you think may not favour cryptocurrencies going forward? How can the government and policymakers help preserve and stabilize the crypto community?

 

 

Updated on 16 September 2020 with LIVE Youtube recordings:

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Anndy Lian To Moderate at the CABA ASEAN Summit 2020 on Technology Adoption & Investment Trends

Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC will moderate a Panel Discussion at the CABA ASEAN Summit 2020 on 16 September 2020. Together with the panellists, they will be talking about technology adoption & investment trends and in particular on artificial intelligence and deep tech.

We will cover the following topics:

> Transformation of business technology – Opportunities, risks, and solutions
> Liability for artificial intelligence – Who is responsible
> Playing catch up – Regulation vs technology: The legal issues
> Creations and inventions by artificial intelligenceWho owns them?
> Ethical artificial intelligence – How do you prevent artificial intelligence from being misused?

You will also be hearing from:
> Dr Andrew Wu, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Meshbio Pte Ltd
> Sheeram Iyer, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Prisma Global
> Stephen Ho, Group Chief Operating Officer, Skylab Group

6th RHT CABA ASEAN Summit, with the overarching theme of “ASEAN – Dynamic Capabilities” delivered on a hybrid format on 15-16
September 2020, from 10am to 1:30pm.

This year, we are introducing a new component to the Summit centred on the China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA), a platform to promote business ties and collaboration for the China and ASEAN region. A series of insightful CABA forums will be held in the lead up to the Summit.

In 2020, Covid-19 wreaks havoc in all aspects of our lives globally. The health of the world’s population, economy and environment takes centre stage as organisations grapple with an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. The Summit’s focus on harnessing dynamic capabilities aims to deliver insights that will help businesses and organisations thrive during challenging times. The specially curated programme will dive into sustainability and the environment, healthcare, technology and intelligence. Up to 250 C-Suite Executives, ASEAN business leaders and industry professionals from various economic sectors are expected to attend. Past summits have also attracted the attendance of the diplomatic community and numerous Ministers as the guest-of-honour.

Join them on this 2 days conference,  Minister Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law will also deliver his keynote speech.

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Anndy Lian Speaks to Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, DeFi & beyond

Blockcast.cc: Dear Bobby, this is Anndy Lian, I am a governmental blockchain advisor, book author and most recent Board Member of Hyundai DAC. We have in fact met very briefly in Malaysia during one of your meet-up. Good to hear from you again, can you give an introduction of yourself?

Bobby: Sure! I’m the co-founder of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest cryptocurrency data aggregator in the world.

CoinGecko provides comprehensive information derived from thousands of data points such as price, trading volume, market capitalization, developer strength, community statistics, and more. We currently track over 7,000 tokens from more than 400 exchanges.

Blockcast.cc: Tell us how you started CoinGecko?

Bobby: I met my co-founder, TM Lee in 2013. We were both interested in Bitcoin and were trading some alternative cryptocurrencies. We wanted some additional data such as community and developer data that was not available anywhere else. We decided to track these data on a website and make these data available for other people as well. This was how CoinGecko got started.

 

Blockcast.cc: What is your vision and mission for CoinGecko? What do you aim to
achieve in the long run?

Bobby: Our mission is to empower the cryptocurrency community with a 360-degree overview of the crypto market. We believe that in the future, anything of value that can be tokenized will be tokenized. We are building the infrastructure needed to track this decentralized future where we will have millions of tokens trading in the world and we aim to help traders get the relevant information for these tokens.

 

Blockcast.cc: I have openly commented on how the metrics do not work well in today’s context where many of the projects/ exchanges washed their trades. How do you see this? How can this be improved?

Bobby: Yes, we used to sort exchanges by trading volume. However, by early-2019, we started noticing that many exchanges were conducting wash trading and faking their trading volume numbers to appear larger and more liquid than what they actually are. We were not happy that the results for exchanges were no longer accurate and felt a deep responsibility to our users not to divert them to these small exchanges faking their volume.

Thus in May 2019, we introduced an algorithm to rank exchanges called Trust Score. This algorithm looks at multiple metrics for exchanges such as bid/ask spread, orderbook depth, web traffic estimate, exchange API quality, AML/KYC compliance and cybersecurity practices to give a holistic overview of each exchange’s quality. Exchanges are graded on a 1-10 scale and many of the exchanges conducting wash trading were no longer ranked at the top on CoinGecko.

 

Blockcast.cc: How is your ranking metrics compared to other similar platforms?

Bobby: We were the first crypto data aggregator to move away from ranking exchanges using trading volume. We saw how this metric had been manipulated by many non-regulated exchanges and introduced Trust Score to look at other liquidity based metrics.

Our metrics take into account several factors mentioned above such that it is holistic and robust. It does not use anyone single factor that can be easily manipulated by exchanges. We are also constantly looking to improve Trust Score and have done a few improvements since our launch.

 

Blockcast.cc: Will there be a chance that CoinGecko will transform into a wallet or an exchange? If no, will the group most likely to invest indirectly into the ecosystem?

Bobby: We view wallets and exchanges as our partners and have no plans to offer either of the above services for the time being.

If there are interesting opportunities to invest, we may consider it on a personal capacity as CoinGecko does not currently invest in any companies directly.

 

Blockcast.cc: What is your personal opinion of the blockchain and crypto industry? What is the future like?

Bobby: We view the blockchain and crypto industry as a multi-decade growth industry similar to how the Internet industry was in the early-1990s. There are tremendous opportunities offered in this space. It is still very hard for the average person to use crypto apps and as these apps get easier, faster, cheaper to use, it is expected that the mainstream audience will start using them and fuel growth in the years to come.

Blockchain and crypto industry offers permissionless innovation and there will be many interesting protocols and applications launched in the future. We view a future where there will be millions of tokens and we are building the foundation needed to support this future.

 

Blockcast.cc: How do you see Bitcoin, do you think Bitcoin will go to a value of $100,000 per coin like some said?

Bobby: Yes, I don’t see why Bitcoin will not go to $100,000 in the next few bull runs. Can’t tell when but eventually in the future. Bitcoin’s price is highly speculative by nature.

 

Blockcast.cc: Apart from Bitcoin, can you name 5 more coins that you see huge potential?

Bobby: I am particularly interested in seeing how Ethereum will perform as most of the innovations are coming on top of the Ethereum platform such as Decentralized Finance.
I am also interested to see how exchange tokens such as Binance Coin perform. Will it evolve from a fee-burn model or convert into some sort of governance model in the future.
I am also paying some attention to governance tokens such as Maker, Kyber and Compound. These governance token models will probably be something that will be adopted by many token teams in the future.

 

Blockcast.cc: Please share an inspiring quote for our readers.

Bobby: I like this quote by Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia:

“Believe the unbelievable, dream the impossible and never take no for an answer.”

 

Blockcast.cc: Tan Sri Dr. Fernades is indeed an inspiring legend in the South East Asia Market. I have the honour to meet him in Singapore over dinner many years ago. He is an industry changer. Thanks for your time Bobby. Your insights are great. Keep up the good work for the crypto industry. 

 

 

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/blockcast-cc-in-conversation-with-bobby-ong-co-founder-of-coingecko-believe-the-unbelievable-dream-the-impossible-and-never-take-no-for-an-answer/

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Anndy Lian to Speak at RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Forum 2020

I will speak at the RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Forum, happening online on 28 August 2020 on Sustainability & Blockchain. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment will be Guest-of-Honour and the Keynote Speaker for the virtual forum. See you later this week.

Many companies are under the microscope for struggling to prioritise sustainability in their business and operational strategies. Being at the forefront of sustainability is not only about excelling at compliance and reputation building, finding market opportunities, and meeting growing consumer interest in sustainable practices.

At the heart of sustainability leadership and development in every organisation is a culture that creates a lasting, tangible impact on our society. But what are the top business practices that are shaping corporate sustainability and reaching its targets today? Learn about these determinants and more at the RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Forum, happening online on 28 August 2020, Friday 2:15pm to 5:15pm.

 

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Quick AMA with Anndy Lian on DeFi at Asia Blockchain Community

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks for the time everyone. Today at Asia Blockchain Community, we want to answer some of your questions on DeFi since we have several AMAs in the past one month. Drop your questions now.

Anndy Lian will try to answer them. Anndy Lian is an intergovernmental blockchain advisor. His latest appointment is 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. Hi Anndy. 

Anndy Lian: Thanks, sorry I had limited time today. I will try to take on 3-5 questions.

 

 

Questions from the channel (https://t.me/Blockcastcommunity): 

Shuja Hashmi, [14.08.20 19:43]
DeFi is one of the hottest topics in the blockchain space right now. Do you think DeFi will disrupt the existing financial system?

What are your expectations in the future implementation of the Blockchain Technology? In what way will the average person be influenced by Blockchain?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:43]
What is the transparent part of the token

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:44]
Can we stake credit and the other token ??

Abid Rana, [14.08.20 19:44]
Defi is taking the market, are not people running behind making their investments double instead of solving real-world problems?

❤❤❤Momma Apple💛💛💛, [14.08.20 19:44]
Give Insights on DeFi market and future opportunities.

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:45]
Guys, Q&A will not be relating to PROXI, can ask anything relating DEFI

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:45]
What major part will solve it DEfi ? What is ETH difference with this

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:45]
Is Defi is full transparency and full secure..?

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:46]
With the emergence of new cryptocurrencies, utility tokens what can #defi project offer to the investors and coin holders in terms of the sustainability and stability of this platform?

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:46]
we will close the floor till 19:50 🙂 then Mr. Anndy will start to answer

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:46]
How Defi can impress new investors in Cryptocurrency?

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:47]
How does #defi project provide real-world data to smart contracts?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:47]
Did Defi is good in a real lifetime,?

❤❤❤Momma Apple💛💛💛, [14.08.20 19:47]
Give Insights on DeFi market and future opportunities.

Shuja Hashmi, [14.08.20 19:47]
What is future Of DeFi project’s after YAM Scam? How average person will gonna Trust on DeFi Projects?

Venkatz K, [14.08.20 19:47]
Is De-Fi is fully Structured or still runs on Trial and Error Method?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:48]
How Defi can maintain their success? Or it will go down?

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:48]
Community support is by far one of the biggest factors for the success of a project.
What has the team #defi has planned on increasing the user experience?
How can the community get involved and be a part of your projects?

Abid Rana, [14.08.20 19:48]
#Defi is everywhere, in fact, taking over the whole market which is already in its evolution stage. New people scamming using the defi projects, what do you think will not hurt already shaking the reputation of crypto as it is very easy to be used for terrorist activities

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:49]
Are there big Communities of Defi or small community of every Defi project?

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:49]
1 more minute 🙂

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:49]
Defi can change real life of people’s to help like in Fiat market?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:50]
What inspired you about Defi??

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:50]
floor will be closed

❤❤❤Momma Apple💛💛💛, [14.08.20 19:50]
Q. What are the benefits of Defi project in everyday usage i? How effective will they be if there is a market crush and why?

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:50]
Mr. Anndy you can start to answer

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:50]
What was the value of tron in market cap haha

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:51]
@anndylian

 

 

— Replies —

Question 1: Shuja Hashmi: 

DeFi is a relatively new item and some say it is a fad. But to me, DeFi is giving us a new future to handle finance. So let’s not be unheartened by YAM and give a bad name to the whole DeFi market.

Anndy Lian: 
Whether YAM is a pure error or they do it on purpose, I don’t know. But I do know that if a project pumps too high in a short time, this is not sustainable.

An average person should not invest in DeFi. They should know what is DeFi before putting their hard earned money into it.

Right now it is the bull market (in my own opinion), we need to manage the risk properly. We should not overleverage ourselves and believe that a token could be pumped to 1000% returns.

So if we control our greed, then we will most likely fall into the trap of fake DeFi.

 

 

Question 2: Jack

Defi can change real life of people’s to help like in Fiat market?

This is a double-edged sword.

Anndy Lian:
While many complained about fiat, many love fiat because they know how to navigate in the financial system.

So for a straight forward answer: Yes DeFi will change our lives. CeFi and DeFi are complementary to each other.

So in order for DeFi to make it big, we need more decent projects, better people running them and not let history repeats itself by allowing the traditional banking people to ruin this again.

 

 

Question 3: Mahathi

What about JUSTSwap?

Anndy Lian:
In one of the article where the editor asked for my opinion, I said that ETH is taking the lead and all others are chasing his tail.

This is still the case.

But Tron and its ecosystem may be able to change some of the Defi problems that we are facing right now. Gas fees

If you are into Uniswap and all, you will notice that the gas fees are very high right now.

Well many of us are able to pay it since the possible returns are high enough to cover the cost.

BUT!!!

I cannot accept the fact that when I pay a high gas fee and the transaction still fail.

Imagine each transaction fail will means that we pay around $5 for a fail transaction.

It is not right to charge for fail transactions.

And since it takes time, we lose gas fees and also opportunity cost.

This is a double loss for many of us.

So I do hope to see JUSTswap making a difference in it

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks, Anndy for his time. Stay on Asia Blockchain Community to learn more about blockchain. See you soon. 

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/quick-ama-with-anndy-lian-on-defi-at-asia-blockchain-community/

 

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Talk about DeFi with Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC & Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether

Blockcast.cc: This is our weekly segment where expert meets expert. Let’s meet, Paolo Ardoin0 CTO of Tether & Anndy Lian Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC. Hi gentlemen. 

 

Paolo & Anndy: Hi Jenny.

 

Blockcast.cc: Let me start off with this question: Tether has grown significantly, what is your partner’s network like at Tether?

Paolo: The market cap of Tether has recently risen above US$11 billion. Tether works across a diversity of different blockchains, including Algorand, Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni and Tron. Further, Tether operates a robust AML regime underpinned by adherence to, as a baseline minimum, U.S. Bank Secrecy Act standards.

 

Blockcast.cc: Ethereum is the market leader for DeFi now, do you think they will keep this position for long? Who else is the next contender?

Paolo: We are not in a position to comment on Ethereum’s longevity in DeFi. Definitely, we expect to see other blockchains trying to catch up and compete in this space. However, the Ethereum community continues to be really supportive of Tether. Their support has contributed to numerous DeFi projects wanting to use Tether for their projects.

 

Blockcast.cc: Tether is an enabler in the crypto space. Do you have plans for tether in the DeFi market?

Paolo: Tether (USDt) is playing a central role in the rapid ascent of decentralized finance (DeFi). As the most liquid, stable and trusted stablecoin, USDt will continue to help shape industry developments in a decentralized manner. We are aiming for USDt to be adopted by more DeFi projects, and that USDt will become the reserve currency of DeFi.

 

Blockcast.cc: Lastly, how do you see the DeFi space shaping up in two, three or five years?

Paolo: The DeFi space will continue to drive an alternative financial system that is disintermediating the need for banks and trusted centralised third parties. We will continue to see innovation in the DeFi space with USDt functioning as the reserve currency of DeFi, providing much-needed liquidity across the leading platforms in the space.

 

Blockcast.cc: I saw that you have been commenting about DeFi. Let me start with this question. At the moment, available data suggests that the vast majority of total DeFi value is locked into platforms that use the Ethereum blockchain. In your view, why is this the case? Is Ethereum the best platform for DeFi? Or was it simply the early mover?

Anndy Lian: Ethereum has the first-mover advantage as of many times in the crypto history from taking the lead to the early ICO to smart contracts and now DeFi. Ethereum is the 2nd on the chart and one of the best testing bed for the industry. If Eth cannot make Defi work, no one else can.

 

Blockcast.cc: Besides Ethereum, Tron and EOS have a notable presence in the DeFi space. Do you expect them to increase their market share in the future?

Anndy Lian: The market share is starting to spread but it will be slow. Ethereum will take the lead till 2021 on Defi while the rest are playing catch up. Justin Sun’s Tron DeFi project are gaining traction too but not as fast. We may be expecting to see big movements there too.

 

Blockcast.cc: How do you think the launch of Ethereum 2.0 will affect this picture? Do you expect Ethereum to increase its market share once it transitions to a more scalable proof-of-stake consensus mechanism?

Anndy Lian: When ETH goes into its full scaling mode, they will create another wave, it could be after Defi. I hope the 2.0 era will help elevate all coins. Tether will play a big part in this new wave too by providing liquidity.

 

Blockcast.cc: Lastly, how do you see the DeFi space shaping up in two, three or five years’ time? Will Ethereum still be the main DeFi blockchain?

Anndy Lian: The bubble is huge in the Defi space going at the current pace. The kind of return investors get from sites like Uniswap are very high, at times it is like an overnight 100%. If the current players create a proper environment and follow some form of governance, Defi will grow stronger in the next 2 years time. But if everyone is trying to get short term gains and every project tries to become “DeFi”, then this crazy period will just be a shorter ICO like run for the industry. Thanks, Jenny for bringing us together for this segment.

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks, Anndy and Paolo for the wonderful replies.

Paolo: Likewise, we are all building up the crypto ecosystem.

Anndy: We are all shifting toward a decentralised finance era and there will be more excitement to come.

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks gentlemen for your time with us this evening. This interview is bought to you by www.blockpaths.com and facilitated by www.blockcast.cc. For more interviews, please go to www.blockcast.cc/interviews.

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/fireside-exchange-with-blockchain-experts-paolo-ardoino-and-anndy-lian-shifting-towards-decentralized-finance-era/

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Interview with Anndy Lian on Crypto-Wednesday Episode 10


Asia is constantly breaking new ground in crypto, blockchain and FinTech and it is time to hear from experts with deep regional expertise. Thus, Crypto-Wednesdays is proud to feature a wide-ranging interview with internationally recognized business strategist and acclaimed author of “Blockchain Revolution 2030” – Anndy Lian.

Anndy has been involved in a multitude of initiatives and projects in Korea, Singapore, and beyond, including the Asian Productivity Association and Linfinity (the world’s first distributed supply chain platform). Anndy has incubated several startups and is an active/activist investor with a keen sense of the opportunities arising from deploying disruptive technologies in the world’s most vibrant and expansive economic space.

All this activity and thought leadership has drawn the international media’s attention and Anndy has become a frequent studio guest and cited expert.

So… what can Anndy tell us about how politics, investing, crypto and blockchain will play out in Asia in the epochal 2020s? Join us and find out.

TIME & DATE
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

5:30 AM Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
2:30 PM Central European Time
8:30 PM Singapore Time

 

ZOOM Info
https://zoom.us/j/89200977541

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