CPA AUSTRALIA MONTHLY TALK SERIES: INVESTING IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES

CPA AUSTRALIA MONTHLY TALK SERIES: INVESTING IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Passion Venture Capital spoke at CPA Australia- ISCA monthly talk series on 6 July 2021 about investing in cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrencies have been making headlines and are a widely debated topic. What are they, how do you use them and what are the risks that come with investing in cryptocurrencies? These are some of the questions addressed.

Passion Venture Capital, based in Singapore and is granted Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence. The team cumulatively has 200 years of financial sector career experience and expertise in fund management, banking, corporate advisory and global markets equity research.

CPA Australia (“Certified Practising Accountant”) is a professional accounting body in Australia founded in 1886. They are one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a global membership of over 168,000 members (as of February 2021) in more than 100 countries supported by 19 offices globally.

The speakers from Passion Venture Capital include:

1) Davy J Goh, Founder & Chief Executive Officer- Introduction and Overview

2) Jonathan Koh, Chief Commercial Officer- Overview of Cryptocurrencies

3) Anndy Lian, Partner & Investor Director, Blockchain- Q & A

 

And moderated by Melvin Yong, Country Head Singapore, CPA Australia.

The video captured is showing the Q & A session where Anndy Lian took the lead.

“Cryptocurrencies are changing the financial markets and how businesses operate. I really hope to share more insights on cryptocurrencies investing and NFT, DeFI funds to what kind of blockchain tech companies should you look out for.” Anndy Lian commented.

Anndy Lian is an intergovernmental blockchain expert. He is currently serving as the Chief Digital Advisor to Mongolian Productivity Organisation and Chairman to BigONE Asia.

For information, on Passion Venture Capital visit https://www.passion-venture.com/. Explore CPA Australia online courses at https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/.

 

 

 

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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Anndy Lian X-rays the Cryptocurrencies Hype

Anndy Lian X-rays the Cryptocurrencies Hype

Anndy Lian spoke about at the event titled “The Cryptocurrencies Paradox: Hype, Reality, Opportunities” on 4 May 2021. This event is organised by the People’s Association and supported by South East Community Development Council at the Geylang Serai Virtual Community Club.

Blockchain technology is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system. This technology is often linked to “cryptocurrency”. A cryptocurrency, broadly defined, is virtual or digital money that takes the form of tokens or “coins” has been the buzz word. The two terms come into the limelight again in the mainstream media thanks to bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin lately.

“Blockchain technology is definitely is not hype. Governments and corporates are adopting the technology. Cryptocurrencies on another hand have a speculative angle. There is hype, just like many other exciting assets. Most importantly, when we look at crypto, we should not be looking at the price only, hype is temporary, the real substance behind the coin is when you see the utility of the coin in the real life.” Anndy Lian told the live audiences.

Anndy has also mentioned that the trend right now in the market is NFT and DeFi. Ethereum who is the second biggest cryptocurrency, behind bitcoin should also be carefully watched. The coin is at $3,400 at the time of the live telecast is gaining traction after the announcement of ‘EP 1559’ fee market structure.

“Ethereum is like oil in the crypto space. It has big followings, liquidity and a proven ecosystem. The fees are high now, but it should be lower when changed to POS. The burning mechanism will be a game-changer for the chain. To add on, layer 2 are also working hard to make the chain faster, cheaper and more scalable as we speak. We should not be worried about the fees now. If you are very worried you can switch to Binance Smart Chain, they are a good choice too.”

At the event, Anndy has also addressed the following:
– The current bitcoin and doge trends.
– How do you evaluate and decide to invest in a project/ coin?
– Is crypto a good long term investment?
– What should I do if I got into a scam crypto investment?
– Should I invest in crypto? How do I buy it?

At the end of the event, Anndy cautioned all that investing in crypto is subjected to high risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Check www.anndy.com/updates for the full footages for the event.

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 an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector.

Currently, 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 is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies.

He also 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.

Lian wrote a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea where he shares insights on how blockchain technology plays an important foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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Anndy Lian Shared his views on the role of Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrencies at Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Digital Summit

Anndy Lian Shared his views on the role of Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrencies at Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Digital Summit

Anndy Lian moderated a session on Fintech Market Analysis: The Impact of Interconnectivity in Singapore at the Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Digital Summit on 26 November 2020. In his speech, he shared his views future of the Fintech market and the role of Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrencies (CBDC).

“I think at the right time, and when there is a demand for cryptocurrency payments is there, it will drive the market towards crypto adoption. CBDC is the start of another evolution.” Anndy Lian commented.

Joel Yarbrough added, “Personally, I think the most compelling use case is CBDC. The digitalisation of currency helping cross border trading 24/7 with transparent foreign exchange is incredibly powerful.”

Anndy shared further that he is still advising governments in the region on blockchain matters and the more innovative ones are looking at using core crypto coins, e.g. XRP, BNB, LTC or stable coins to act as a bridge asset to exchange digital fiat aligned to their CBDC initiatives. He also highlighted separately that blockchain and cryptocurrencies companies must take the first step to showcase how their coin and technology can help the formation of the future CBDCs.

This session came at the right time where the pandemic COVID19 accelerates Singapore’s digital push. The drive for digitisation is more substantial than before and behind the powerful force is Singapore’s Government taking the lead and setting aside more than S$500m to assist Singaporeans and local businesses manage the crisis through digital transformation. Today at another media interview, Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore mentioned that year to date, there are already $1.3 billion of Fintech investments made.

The panel lead by Anndy Lian (Hyundai DAC Technology) and with panellists Khuan Yew Lee (Fave), Joel Yarbrough (Rapyd) and Varun Mittal (EY) discussed topics like:

1. What’s driving the growth of contactless payments in the digital transformation of Singapore?

2. Fintech is an ever-evolving industry, with its mandate broadening with each iteration (1.0, 2.0 and now 3.0). At the same time, early fintech players like Paypal are at no risk of going out-of-date due to the evergreen necessity of payment platforms. Where do you see the most significant potential for fintech expansion in Singapore?

3. Many estimations are putting the adoption rate of digital payment platforms at an all-time high. Even for cloud-native companies, this presents capacity challenges. How do you deal with speeding up deployment to match this demand?

4. How do you see the embrace of blockchain influencing the fintech market (more than it already has)?

Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Digital Summit has brought the top 200 IT and data centre professionals to hear from industry leaders and new entrants on what to expect from a hub market, the downstream opportunities to the edge markets, and the innovation of technology in the space of Cloud Computing, connectivity, cybersecurity and data centres. Other speakers include: Daryl Pereira (KPMG Singapore), Palaniappan Muthuraman (Piller Power Singapore Pte. Ltd), Clement Goh (ST Telemedia Global Data Centres), Atul Babu (PCCW Solutions Limited), Anthony Hodge (Standard Chartered Bank)

BLOCKCAST reported this session. BLOCKCAST.CC a broadcasting news source for the blockchain community founded in Singapore.

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 organisation 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. You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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

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/

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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