Anndy Lian spoke at launch of Alawad Fund “Dubai’s Drive To Be a Global Hub for Crypto Innovation Show Results”

Anndy Lian spoke at launch of Alawad Fund “Dubai’s Drive To Be a Global Hub for Crypto Innovation Show Results”

As regulation hots up in the US following the Executive Order, and with the prospect of new UK government plans to regulate the cryptocurrency market in the coming weeks, it’s clear that countries can no longer sit on the sidelines of the crypto industry. The potential shift in power spurred on by innovation in blockchain and related technologies means playing safe for jurisdictions is no longer an option. The UAE is well positioned to be a regional hub for the crypto industry, with a regulatory structure in place and with more than 350 blockchain companies operating there. UAE also took advantage of the pandemic to attract business with aggressive vaccination while largely keeping its borders open, while retaining business through low taxes and a light touch regulatory mindset – a perfect environment for attracting crypto entrepreneurs in the last two years.

Indeed, some call Dubai the fastest growing hub in the world right now for crypto technology, reflected in the fact that Binance has now set up offices in Dubai. It’s also benefiting from business relationships with the booming Israeli crypto sector based in Tel Aviv, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal following recent peace accords. In addition, it’s reported that the Abu Dhabi-headquartered fund Mubadala, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds with over $243bn AUM, is investing in the blockchain sector. Mubadala’s CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak told CNBC in December that he was not a skeptic but saw it as real. But he did admit the regulatory format was not there totally, but it needed to be in place in order for the asset class to transition into something new. “We are looking at the ecosystem around crypto and we are investing in that system.”

This global momentum to embrace crypto and blockchain was addressed by the Chairman of BigONE Anndy Lian recently, in a speech to His Highness Awadh Mohamed Al Sh Mogrin Sultan, a top-ranking diplomat, and Honourable Chairman of the Alawad Fund. Lian said he saw similarities with the innovative and supportive crypto environment in Singapore: “I’ve actually seen the same trend in Dubai, I’ve met some good projects that are very serious about what they do, whether it’s looking at web3 or decentralized storage, or DeFi.”

Elaborating on two key trends starting with DeFi Lian said the integration of traditional finance products into DeFi such as bonds meant this was a sustainable sector for a country such as Dubai. He said the second significant trend was the crypto mining business with a very good uptake of new miners. “There are many new investors going into crypto mining, and when I say big investors, we’re talking about at the very least tens of billions of dollars going into the mining space. If you look at the longer term, it is a very lucrative investment.”

Lian remarked that as a partner & LP to several funds, with an AUM (assets under management) of around $500 million and having invested in crypto startups since 2018, he was looking forward to talking to people and brands about working together on the investment front in Dubai. “I want everybody to work together. You know, we should work together, be open, and welcome, good partners; this is the same philosophy that you do as well; this is the place where we will start to build a new story,” added Lian.

Earlier in March His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved the first ever law on regulating virtual assets. “Today we are participating in designing the future of virtual assets globally.” Sheikh Mohammed stressed that Dubai possesses all the capabilities to be a key global center in the field of virtual assets, supported with the new legislative environment. “Dubai will provide the most advanced virtual asset ecosystem in terms of organization, governance and security. Approving the virtual asset law and establishing the Dubai Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority is a vital step that establishes the UAE’s position in this sector… a step that aims to help the sector to grow and protect investors,” he confirmed.

The Chainalysis ‘2021 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report’ published in October 2021, found plenty of potential for growth in the Middle East in general and specifically the UAE. The Middle East as a whole is the second-smallest cryptocurrency economy studied by Chainalysis, having received $271.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency between July 2020 and June 2021 (6.6% of global activity). “While that total is low compared to other regions, it represents nearly a 1500% increase over the Middle East’s total activity the previous year, making it one of the fastest-growing markets in the world,” the report’s authors said.

Reflecting the success in promoting crypto businesses in Dubai, it was reported on March 28 that cryptocurrency exchange business Bybit has received in-principle approval to conduct a full spectrum of virtual assets business in Dubai, the firm announced with the UAE Ministry of Economy at the World Government Summit 2022. Bybit also confirmed that it plans to set up its global HQ in Dubai, under the Emirate’s “test-adapt-scale” virtual assets market model.

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 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”.

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Look to the Long Term To Prosper in the Crypto Sector, Says BigONE Exchange’s Anndy Lian

Look to the Long Term To Prosper in the Crypto Sector, Says BigONE Exchange’s Anndy Lian

Speaking on the panel ‘Why are crypto exchanges still flourishing?’ at Crypto Expo Dubai on March 16, 2022, the Chairman of BigONE Exchange Anndy Lian and council member to Kishu Inu said he firmly believed in the sector’s long term prospects.

“All the good actors we have to understand why we’re here; is it because there is a chance to earn more money, a chance to earn a few million dollars on exit? That’s not true, people at Binance or FTX are all looking at the long term investment in infrastructure, including investing in licenses, and most importantly investing in people, not just their own staff but also their community,” said Lian. “Is it better for an exchange to be located in Seychelles versus Singapore or South Korea? It becomes a choice where you want to be regulated, where your community is,” he added.

Clearly, the crypto exchange industry is at a crossroads, with the sanctions against Russia together with incoming crypto regulation led by the US likely to lead to a significant change in how exchanges operate.

Until now exchanges outside the US which have largely ignored regulation have been at an advantage, allowing them to win as they benefited from lower overheads and restrictions. But as financial regulation starts to bite, this liberal regime that allowed global players like Binance to thrive is no longer the case. It was reported in December 2021 that Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with a daily turnover of US$76 billion, withdrew its application to start a cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore.

In the US the SEC amended rules published in January which expand its oversight to securities traded outside its supervision means that decentralized exchanges such as Uniswap, which traded more than $70bn in volume in January, could also be affected. US President Biden’s new executive order, directing agencies to work out a comprehensive approach to cryptocurrencies bodes well for the sector, but regulatory implementation will be key.

“In conclusion, I think there’s still a lot of good money out there to be made. It’s not just about Binance or FTX, if you in your jurisdiction do well, and create your own community and be truthful in your operations, whether a meme coin or layer 2, then there is sufficient money in the market, there are sufficient exchanges to be listed on for you to prosper; but overall, it’s going to be a long term process,” Lian remarked.

At this panel discussion, we are joined by Osama Bari (CTO, Difx), Peter Sumer (CEO, Bitmarkets), Mohammad Khalifa (CEO, Garantex), Shantnoo Saxsena (COO, Lbank) and Anndy Lian (Chairman, Bigone & Council Member, Kishu Inu Foundation) and moderated by Uptin Saiidi. Crypto Expo Dubai is the premier event for cryptocurrency investors, project developers and industry leaders to network, share innovation and create business relationships in the world’s fastest-growing financial country.

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.

About Crypto Expo Dubai 2022

Crypto Expo Dubai is the premier event for cryptocurrency investors, project developers and industry leaders to network, share innovation and create business relationships in the world’s fastest-growing financial country.

 

Original Source: https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/look-to-the-long-term-to-prosper-in-the-crypto-sector-says-bigone-exchanges-anndy-lian

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 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”.

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Korea NFT Projects Should Embrace Community To Build Success, Says BigONE Exchange’s Anndy Lian

Korea NFT Projects Should Embrace Community To Build Success, Says BigONE Exchange’s Anndy Lian

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.

 

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Original Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/korea-nft-projects-should-embrace-community-to-build-success-says-bigone-exchanges-anndy-lian-2022-03-07

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 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”.

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