Virtual Asset Market in 2021: Anndy Lian said “Crypto is ready for mainstream”

Virtual Asset Market in 2021: Anndy Lian said “Crypto is ready for mainstream”

The market for virtual or digital assets has evolved since its inception in 2009. The changes are rapid. The market has been dominated for some time by Bitcoin and in this recent bull run, the altcoins are also doing very well, some of them with a few thousand per cent increase. We are now seeing significant growth. People from all over the world have flocked to digital assets like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Cardano (ADA), Binance Coin (BNB), TRON (TRX), DOGECOIN (DOGE) and etc.

There is also worldwide commercialization of blockchain trend in the market. Companies are now more open to look at this technology. Companies that are more forward-looking are also looking at the potential of tokenising their assets.

The regulatory momentum that began in 2020 will continue in 2021 as regulators around the world seek to either fit blockchain technology into existing regulatory frameworks or build out new approaches. The framework in future could include what is being built in the decentralised environment too.

Join Anndy Lian to discuss the points above. This event is organised by STOBOX and supported by Blockcast.cc

00:00​ — Intro
1:35​ — About Anndy Lian
3:18​ — Mass commercialization of blockchain
8:10​ — Are governments supporting blockchain
13:29​ — Does crypto go mainstream?
18:22​ — Will DeFi replace traditional finance
24:37​ — How to build a community?
30:34​ — Where is the regulation globally moving for digital assets?
38:16​ — How are large corporation moving into crypto
45:42​ – Last words

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and currently the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology. Anndy 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.

He 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. Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce.

Lian is also the Chairman (Singapore) for Korea eSports Industry Association (KeIA), Advisor to CZZ and Investment Director at Passion Venture Capital.

To find out more about Anndy Lian’s work, please visit www.anndy.com

 

The full video can be found at https://youtu.be/BBh8dA_OKMk

 

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Anndy Lian Spoke at Crypto Art NFT/ DeFi Event “NFT has to move beyond art, into finance”

Anndy Lian Spoke at Crypto Art NFT/ DeFi Event “NFT has to move beyond art, into finance”

Anndy Lian and TokyoCrypto catch up at the Crypto Art NFT Event on Twitch, 10 April 2021. This event is produced by NFT.Black and partnering with Beyond Finance.

NFT stands for non-fungible token, are pieces of digital content linked to the blockchain, the digital database underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum. Unlike NFTs, those assets are fungible, meaning they can be replaced or exchanged with another identical one of the same value, much like a dollar bill.NFTs aren’t exactly new. CryptoKitties, a digital trading game on the cryptocurrency platform Ethereum, was one of the original NFTs, allowing people to purchase and sell virtual cats that were both unique and stored on the blockchain.

NFT catches the trend this quarter and is the most talked-about topic currently in the crypto-verse. It’s popularity is in part driven by the fact that anybody can tokenise their work to sell as an NFT but interest has been fuelled by recent headlines of multi-million-dollar sales. On 19 February, an animated Gif of Nyan Cat – a 2011 meme of a flying pop-tart cat – sold for more than $500,000. A few weeks later, musician Grimes sold some of her digital art for more than $6m.

It is not just art that is tokenised and sold. Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey has promoted an NFT of the first-ever tweet, with bids hitting $2.5m. Christie’s sale of an NFT by digital artist Beeple for $69m (£50m) set a new record for digital art.

Anndy Lian was also interviewed by Channel News Asia (CNA) Insider last week. (https://anndy.com/interview/is-digital-art-the-next-thing-to-invest-in-money-mind-cna-insider-nft-boom/)

In the event, Anndy shares his views on crypto in general. TokyoCrypto also asked Anndy about NFT, DeFi, on-chain custodian and more.

At the end of the event, Anndy brought up an interesting point. “Combine cross-chain capabilities from tech companies like CZZ (Classzz.com) with NFT multi-chain marketplace like Hodooi.com would be interesting. Companies should come together to create a better-decentralised environment for this industry and not work alone.”

Lian has also told a reporter from Blockpaths.com that NFT has to move beyond art, into finance. “NFT is not just about art. It is also way beyond the current hype. The real capability for NFT is not fully tapped on. Its ecosystem and infrastructure are still in the building stage, we will definitely see its true self in the near future.”

You can view the full interview at:

About Anndy Lian

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and currently the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology. He 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. Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in several traditional companies. He 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

About Blockpaths.com

Blockpaths.com is a social media marketing company that paves the path for the future by sharing knowledge on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We want to tell the world what blockchain and cryptocurrency can do for us now and in the future. On our platform, we bring you the most credible news and information that is happening in the industry. We also want to showcase the best companies and personalities that will give you the true definition of what this industry is all about.

On top of this, we are also a social media marketing company.

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Enigmatic Elon Musk Sets Crypto Riddle with Mysterious DeFi-themed Post

Enigmatic Elon Musk Sets Crypto Riddle with Mysterious DeFi-themed Post

Another day, another Elon Musk-shaped Twitter-based crypto enigma – the Tesla chief and Twitter trickster-in-chief has sent the crypto community into a twist with to a tweet about decentralized finance (DeFi).

Without explaining whether he was being serious or just trolling his followers, Musk tweeted simply:

Musk’s serious or otherwise tweets have previously seen him delve into the world of bitcoin (BTC)dogecoin (DOGE) and even non-fungible tokens (NFTs). But the DeFi-related post appears to indicate that his playfulness – or crypto keenness – knows no bounds.

Twitter users immediately began theorizing as they waited for further clues from the Tesla supremo, who recently announced that Tesla would begin accepting BTC payments for Tesla products in the USA, with more regions to follow.

The now-seemingly-ever-present Tron (TRX) boss Justin Sun seized the opportunity for some humor, tweeting,

“Can you have DeFi on Tesla? For example, you can drive and earn Tesla tokens. The more you drive the more you earn!”

The Three Arrows Capital CEO Zhu Su called Musk “sensei,” and quipped that the community would become his “deFiant pupils.”

More puns were punched out by the blockchain advisor Anndy Lian, who advised that people should “defy current financial norms to embrace the new DeFi economy.”

Others took a more skeptical view of the matter, with the podcaster Luke Martin musing,

“How long until Elon Musk starts pumping his favorite DeFi coins like he did DOGE?”

But others still expressed excitement and all-around joy at a potential hint that Musk might actually branch out into the fast-moving world of DeFi, with a few daring to dream of a world of yield farming – powered by Telsa vehicles.

And in a sharp-witted tweet, the Spartan Group General Partner Jason Choi referenced one of Musk’smost enigmatic Twitter posts yet, writing,

“In retrospect, it will be inevitable.”

But perhaps the real truth of the matter is that Musk just felt the need to indulge in a little wordplay.

In a tweet from around the same time as his DeFi post, Musk wrote,

“If there’s ever a scandal about me, *please* call it Elongate.”

Meanwhile, the top 10 DeFi coins are down by around 4%-5% in the past hour (12:36 PM UTC) and 10%-18% in a day.

 

You can read this news on Google News or on CryptoNews.

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Anndy Lian argues “Recent crypto pumps are very different from the GameStop surge.”

Anndy Lian argues “Recent crypto pumps are very different from the GameStop surge.”

On the article published by CryptoNews “Are GameStop-Style Surges In Crypto Any Different From Old Pumps & Dumps” on 7 February 2021, Anndy Lian commented on the current events of XRP and DOGE coin. Anndy argues that the recent crypto pumps are very different from the GameStop surge.

This view is shared by crypto advisor and investor Anndy Lian, particularly when it comes to XRP’s movement.

“For XRP, it was the same old game we’ve seen for a long time in the crypto space. They use news hype to draw retail investors. The retail investors think that they are fighting against the [US Securities and Exchanges Commission], but they are merely being used by the house,” he told Cryptonews.com.

As for DOGE, Lian suggested that its recent spike is a continuation of previous jumps that have been caused largely by its enthusiastic community of evangelists.

“In early Jan 2021, DOGE had already doubled its price. Last bull market, DOGE was upped 100X,” he said.

Anndy then went on to say that the recent craze for coordinated pumps is sustainable, even for GameStop and other traditional stocks.

“If you look at GameStop and AMC now, [they’ve] fallen by more than 70%. This proves again that this is not sustainable.”

This is particularly the case in crypto, even if neither DOGE nor XRP has actually fallen as much as GameStop from recent highs.

Anndy has also openly commented on Twitter on his views on the recent events.

The full article can be found at CryptoNews or on Google News: https://cryptonews.com/exclusives/are-gamestop-style-surges-in-crypto-any-different-from-old-p-9151.htm

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Anndy Lian Spoke at Global Roundtable Review: Short Selling: What is it? Why is it Risky and How this will affect Crypto?

Anndy Lian Spoke at Global Roundtable Review: Short Selling: What is it? Why is it Risky and How this will affect Crypto?

Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member to Hyundai DAC participated in event “Global Roundtable Review” organised by Block Review. Anndy Lian talked about the recent short selling incident for Gamestop and investors worked through social media to gain an advantage.

The following is a summary of Anndy’s speech:

An overview of the Gamestop saga: What is a short squeeze?

The last week of events is unprecedented in my opinion.
When you buy a stock, you own it and the price goes up due to the company’s performance and all. But when you short it, you are basically betting on the stock to do badly. Some hedge funds are shorting a couple of stocks. They shorted more than a 100%.

The reddit group used publicly available information, went in to buy the stocks and driving the price up, they created a short squeeze. The group drove up the price of the stock, leading to the hedge fund paying more than what they had sold it for before returning the borrowed shares, at the cost of professional traders.

That led to stopping Robinhood app that is targeted at mass retail investors to buy the stock. Forcing a crash and despite all these, the stock went back up. The people are winning.

If Gamestop new shareholders were to hold them long enough, the hedge funds will go out of business. Melvin Capital lost 53% of their investment.
Elon Musk and many other celebrities are also tweeting asking all to buy and hold. This movement has become organic.

 

What should investors know before shorting stocks?

Investors need to know what kind of risk they are getting themselves in. If you’ve ever lost money on a stock, you’ve probably wondered if there’s a way to make money when stocks fall. There is, and it’s called short selling. Even though it seems to be the perfect strategy for capitalizing on declining stock prices, it comes with even more risk than buying stocks the traditional way. Investing in stocks in the usual way is risky enough. Short selling should be left to very experienced investors, with large portfolios that can easily absorb sudden and unexpected losses.

 

How risky is it to be following leads on forums (like reddit)

If you are in investment groups or on social media, there are many groups soliciting to jab individual stocks. This is not something new. Social influencers are also doing this, in the stocks and crypto market. I would say it is very dangerous to follow blindly to the “financial advice” on social media as many times the expected outcomes are not what you want. This time this Reddit group managed to make it, but what about the hundreds or even thousands of times where retailor investors got hurt.

 

In the Gamestop saga, was there institutional money (the other camp) pushing the squeeze? Will blockchain technology help?

I hope not, else we will be losing faith in this so call free, open market in USA. I would believe not all hedge funds are bad. There are a small handful of bad actors right now. Nasdaq CEO is calling regulators to come in and account for what has been done.

Regulators should get to the bottom of this, how is it possible for them to short more than 100% of the stocks. The system must be upgraded. In order to have a fair market, this is also a perfect time to look at blockchain technology, this the same technology that is backing up Bitcoin and many others. Blockchain technology will improve transparency and efficient too.

The reddit group – called SatoshiStreetBets – has driven up price of Doge, similar to how WallStreetBets did for GameStop. DOGE started rallying after a Twitter user calling himself the chairman of WallStreetBets (though who is not affiliated with the subreddit) asked followers about the cryptocurrency.

“What you are seeing on DOGE is not a short squeeze. It is the effects of social media gathering and working together. You cannot short sell or squeeze DOGE. It’s only rising because of speculation.”

This DOGE movement is used to demonstrate how users can manipulate prices if they move together. An individual cannot drive the prices but a group or a community of people who worked on the same goal can do that.

 

Can a similar short squeeze situation happen in Singapore?

Short-selling is not banned in Singapore, but SGX already requires investors to mark sell orders as “long” or “short” and publishes both daily and weekly reports on short-selling activity. “Abusive” short-selling – for example, with the spread of false rumours – could also be prosecuted as market manipulation or deception under the Securities and Futures Act.
Such policies will improve transparency on short-selling activities in the securities market and enable investors to make more informed trading decisions. With the added on help with technology such as blockchain, it reduces the chance of us being in this situation.

But then again, “Anything can happen.” Maybe less likely in Singapore.

 

Video:

https://youtu.be/KeoTRTKrwVA

 

About Anndy Lian:

www.anndy.com/about

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