WFMJ: “Build the business step by step, and not think you are bitcoin” – Anndy Lian, Inter-governmental Blockchain Advisor shared at the World Blockchain Summit Busan 2020

WFMJ: “Build the business step by step, and not think you are bitcoin” – Anndy Lian, Inter-governmental Blockchain Advisor shared at the World Blockchain Summit Busan 2020

Anndy Lian spoke at a panel titled “The Future cannot be regulated” at the World Blockchain Summit Busan 2020. The event has brought international technology experts to Busan, South Korea, to discuss the future of blockchain.

“Innovation is the guarantor of future prosperity and not regulation. In order for us to have a brighter future, we need to be innovative now to set a good foundation, and regulations can set in later to standardize. This is how typically sandbox models work, we trial and error, and if the results are good and acceptable, they graduate from the sandbox regime. Singapore’s MAS did a good job for blockchain-driven project, and I believe Busan as the regulatory free zone can take reference from what was done and make it better,” Anndy Lian commented.

Andrew Faridani, member of the Forbes Business Development Council agreed with the points and added: “The companies best positioned to be able to help the authorities make responsible regulations are those companies in industries that have the power to generate the most customers. The leading industry may be the gaming industry, because of its potential to recruit end-users at a rapid rate is probably the biggest out of any of the industries involved right now in blockchain. Responsible leading companies such as Gaimin, have the ability to be the forerunners of this movement.”

Former South Korea Minister of Environment Lee Maanee and keynote speaker at the event also explained further, “Busan has designated the blockchain special zone and laid the foundation for the public and private sectors to become the leading model of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

“There are many discussions today from DeFI to Ethereum Killer. Like I have mentioned on the stage, we are all supporters of blockchain technology. Highly likely, if you have invested in Bitcoin, you could have made some money but if you are a hardcore blockchain company, you could have lost money. I did not have time to elaborate on the stage on this. Blockchain companies must be realistic and build the business step by step, commercialise their products properly, and not think that they are “bitcoin”. Think in this manner, and the future will be a better one.” Anndy Lian, who is also an Inter-governmental advisor at Asian Productivity Organisation added.

The World Blockchain Summit Busan 2020 was held in Busan, South Korea on 20th February 2020, jointly organised by Blockchain MARVELS and Busan Economic Promotion Agency, and hosted by the Korea CEO Summit, Busan, BNK Financial Group, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Korea Blockchain Startup Association, Korea Blockchain Association, Global Fintech Industry Promotion Center, Chungbuk Blockchain and Korea e-Sports Industry Association.

Blockchain experts from Maker DAO, Conflux, Gaimin.io, Quarkchain were present at the event to lend their support and find out more about the Busan Economic Zone. Park Ki-sik, chairman of Busan Economic Promotion Agency, Chairman Kim Hyung-jin of Sejong Telecom, Former Constitutional Judge Ahn Chang, and Han In-suk, Honorary President of the University of Utah Asia and many others were present at the event to lend their support.

Park Bong-gyu, Chairman of the Korea CIO Summit and World Blockchain Summit has been a key driver of this CEO community in South Korea for the past 16 years. Members include Samsung Group, LG Group, SK Group, Lotte Group, CJ Group, Panasonic Korea, BMW Korea, IBM, Genesis BBQ Group, McKinsey, etc.

For more information on the summit, go to https://wbsmarvels.com/

About Anndy Lian (www.anndy.com)

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 currently 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. He advises the Secretariat on the latest concepts and applications of blockchain technologies in cybersecurity and IoT network data integrity across smart factories and upskill 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.

Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies. South Korea. He wrote a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea.

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WFMJ: https://www.wfmj.com/story/41825581/build-the-business-step-by-step-and-not-think-you-are-bitcoin-anndy-lian-inter-governmental-blockchain-advisor-shared-at-the-world-blockchain-summit

 

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, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor: “Bringing blockchain technologies & games adoption together”

Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor: “Bringing blockchain technologies & games adoption together”

Korea eSports Industry Association Signs MOU with Blockchain Gaming Platform Gaimin.io: Promoting eSports & Inspiring Gamers to go Professional

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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Fox News: Catching Up with Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor at the Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019

Fox News: Catching Up with Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor at the Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019

The 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) kicked off on Monday at the Singapore EXPO, marking the first day of the world’s biggest annual fintech gathering. The Blockchain Week follows back to back with SFF. We have met many good projects such as TransferWise, Razer Pay, FlovTec, Zigway and more. We have also managed to catch up with some of the leading blockchain practitioners at Singapore this week. We will collate some interviews and have them featured on our interview section.

Today, we have Mr Anndy Lian with us. He is a blockchain advisor to an inter-governmental organisation, a book author and a strong voice in the blockchain community.

Blockcast.cc: Hi Anndy, good to see you again. It has been a while since we meet. I rememeber the last time we met was in South Korea and ever since I am being sent to the USA office, I have not seen you. How are things?

Anndy Lian: Thanks for asking. Things are great. We have been working on multiple things for the government and also in the midst of going through a RMO application in Singapore for SingDax. Things for me are very hectic and I have been travelling for quite a bit and have not gotten the chance to catch up with your team.

Anndy Lian: Sure that will be good. I will try my best to be tactful and also give you some candid replies.

Blockcast.cc: What is your opinion on the development of the blockchain industry during the last year?

Anndy Lian: I would say that the development of blockchain is slower than what I have expected. As you know, I travel quite a bit and have been actively giving advise to governments agencies on blockchain matters. The people on the grounds are thinking very similar as I do. 2019 to me is supposed to be a less speculative time for cryptocurrencies. More adoption of blockchain should be seen but the numbers does not add up. Many projects came up with good ideas, but fall short of implementing properly. Some of them failed to get funds too. Others will get into new troubles with the changes in the regulations. Well in 2020, I hope to see more traditional companies coming in and also helping some of these good ideas go into execution.

Blockcast.cc: What is your vision on the development of the STO market in the upcoming years?

Anndy Lian: There is a lot to say for this topic. Speaking from my own perspectives. The STO market is very promising and will do well starting in 2020. In Singapore and also in ASEAN, I see regulators stepping up to issue related licences to facilitate the STO market. This is a good sign for the market.

If you look at the overall STO market, the leading country is still United States and if you look at the European side, Switzerland is the champion. The next prominent bloc will be South East Asia and to me Singapore is obviously the lead country pushing this across, getting traction from the neighboring countries. The actual number of STO skyrocketed almost 10 times if you compare the statistics for 2017 and 2019. Again, if you look at it deeper, the smaller STO projects appear to be more successful, the sweet spot is between $1m to around $5m.

With new global investors coming into the STO blockchain scene and this will create a new demand in time to come. As some of you know, my team is working on a new security digital asset exchange call SingDax. We have good support from the regulator and traditional companies too. Like I have mentioned above, the support from traditional companies are very vital in this process of merging the new economy with the old. The value creation is far more than what some can imagine.

I also do see a minus point on how STOs are structured and how blockchain technology can come into play in this security market. Many of the operators, funders and brains behind some of these projects are just too “old school”. There is nothing wrong with being safe, if I may say but being safe is not necessary good when we are innovating. Being safe would also mean that we may not have a real competitive advantage over the existing business models.

Blockast.cc: What do you think about the possibility for accredited investors to participate in opportunities such as SpaceX or other private companies and startups worldwide?

Anndy Lian: Personally I am a fan of Elon Musk and SpaceX of course, projects like this are wonderful and if they are opened for global accredited investors to participate using the blockchain, it will be good news for all of us and also for SpaceX. But then again, you cannot compare SpaceX with all other startups. The risks involved in investing to startups are very high in some aspects. If you look from STO point of view, equity based tokens have very high up side for investors, my take is that projects or companies who are issuing such tokens should be listed on a regulated token exchange for STOs. This can help to defray some risks and also give new investors more confidence.

Blockcast.cc: I also noted that you have not been sharing much recently. Are you slowing down your pace?

Anndy Lian: (Laughs) To be honest, I have been very busy. On my governmental work, I have just completed a training module of over 100 slides for Asian Productivity Organization on Smart Manufacturing and Blockchain where all the members from 22 countries can access to it online.

I am also busy with SingDax. The process is very interesting and promising frankly. If I have more resources, things can move a lot faster. I met regulators regionally, virtual banks, global real estate funds, developers and more. I can’t disclose anything more as I have a board to answer to.

Blockcast.cc: Do you still have time to speak at events? Again, I don’t see any new updates on events that you have spoken on.

Anndy Lian: I can’t stop what I am doing. I want to share as much information to people who want to understand blockchain. There were a couple of events that I have spoken at but did not have the time share.

I was the keynote speaker at Blockchain Summit 2019 in Singapore on 20 September 2019 organized by a India based knowledge partner where I spoke about “The Future Roadmap for Blockchain”.

Also on 17 October 2019 at RHT ASEAN Summit 2019 where I was part of a panel titled “Regional Supply Chain” where we discuss the trends, issues and opportunities for supply chain. During the summit, we also had the honour for SMS Edwin Tong to present us the appointment letter as the Advisory Panel Member for the China-ASEAN Business Alliance.

I am still very active in the market. I think. (Laughs again)

Blockcast.cc: Thanks for your insights again. I do understand where you are coming from especially on the securities side of things. As our usual practice, can we get a quote from you.

Anndy Lian: Ok. I would like to share something different with you today.

“GROW TOGETHER WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, NOT THE HYPE. DISRUPTION IS JUST BEGINNING.”

Blockcast.cc: Thanks Anndy.

Anndy Lian: Thanks Melody for the interview during this Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019.

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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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Nebraska News: Catching Up with Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor at the Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019

Nebraska News: Catching Up with Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor at the Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019

The 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) kicked off on Monday at the Singapore EXPO, marking the first day of the world’s biggest annual fintech gathering. The Blockchain Week follows back to back with SFF. We have met many good projects such as TransferWise, Razer Pay, FlovTec, Zigway and more. We have also managed to catch up with some of the leading blockchain practitioners at Singapore this week. We will collate some interviews and have them featured on our interview section.

Today, we have Mr Anndy Lian with us. He is a blockchain advisor to an inter-governmental organisation, a book author and a strong voice in the blockchain community.

Blockcast.cc: Hi Anndy, good to see you again. It has been a while since we meet. I rememeber the last time we met was in South Korea and ever since I am being sent to the USA office, I have not seen you. How are things?

Anndy Lian: Thanks for asking. Things are great. We have been working on multiple things for the government and also in the midst of going through a RMO application in Singapore for SingDax. Things for me are very hectic and I have been travelling for quite a bit and have not gotten the chance to catch up with your team.

Blockcast.cc: It is always good to be busy. Since you are looking at the STO market and have the experience in the regulations matter. Let us go through some questions that I have in mind for you. 

Anndy Lian: Sure that will be good. I will try my best to be tactful and also give you some candid replies.

Blockcast.cc: What is your opinion on the development of the blockchain industry during the last year?

Anndy Lian: I would say that the development of blockchain is slower than what I have expected. As you know, I travel quite a bit and have been actively giving advise to governments agencies on blockchain matters. The people on the grounds are thinking very similar as I do. 2019 to me is supposed to be a less speculative time for cryptocurrencies. More adoption of blockchain should be seen but the numbers does not add up. Many projects came up with good ideas, but fall short of implementing properly. Some of them failed to get funds too. Others will get into new troubles with the changes in the regulations. Well in 2020, I hope to see more traditional companies coming in and also helping some of these good ideas go into execution.

Blockcast.cc: What is your vision on the development of the STO market in the upcoming years?

Anndy Lian: There is a lot to say for this topic. Speaking from my own perspectives. The STO market is very promising and will do well starting in 2020. In Singapore and also in ASEAN, I see regulators stepping up to issue related licences to facilitate the STO market. This is a good sign for the market.

If you look at the overall STO market, the leading country is still United States and if you look at the European side, Switzerland is the champion. The next prominent bloc will be South East Asia and to me Singapore is obviously the lead country pushing this across, getting traction from the neighboring countries. The actual number of STO skyrocketed almost 10 times if you compare the statistics for 2017 and 2019. Again, if you look at it deeper, the smaller STO projects appear to be more successful, the sweet spot is between $1m to around $5m.

With new global investors coming into the STO blockchain scene and this will create a new demand in time to come. As some of you know, my team is working on a new security digital asset exchange call SingDax. We have good support from the regulator and traditional companies too. Like I have mentioned above, the support from traditional companies are very vital in this process of merging the new economy with the old. The value creation is far more than what some can imagine.

I also do see a minus point on how STOs are structured and how blockchain technology can come into play in this security market. Many of the operators, funders and brains behind some of these projects are just too “old school”. There is nothing wrong with being safe, if I may say but being safe is not necessary good when we are innovating. Being safe would also mean that we may not have a real competitive advantage over the existing business models.

Blockast.cc: What do you think about the possibility for accredited investors to participate in opportunities such as SpaceX or other private companies and startups worldwide?

Anndy Lian: Personally I am a fan of Elon Musk and SpaceX of course, projects like this are wonderful and if they are opened for global accredited investors to participate using the blockchain, it will be good news for all of us and also for SpaceX. But then again, you cannot compare SpaceX with all other startups. The risks involved in investing to startups are very high in some aspects. If you look from STO point of view, equity based tokens have very high up side for investors, my take is that projects or companies who are issuing such tokens should be listed on a regulated token exchange for STOs. This can help to defray some risks and also give new investors more confidence.

Blockcast.cc: I also noted that you have not been sharing much recently. Are you slowing down your pace?

Anndy Lian: (Laughs) To be honest, I have been very busy. On my governmental work, I have just completed a training module of over 100 slides for Asian Productivity Organization on Smart Manufacturing and Blockchain where all the members from 22 countries can access to it online.

I am also busy with SingDax. The process is very interesting and promising frankly. If I have more resources, things can move a lot faster. I met regulators regionally, virtual banks, global real estate funds, developers and more. I can’t disclose anything more as I have a board to answer to.

Blockcast.cc: Do you still have time to speak at events? Again, I don’t see any new updates on events that you have spoken on.

Anndy Lian: I can’t stop what I am doing. I want to share as much information to people who want to understand blockchain. There were a couple of events that I have spoken at but did not have the time share.

I was the keynote speaker at Blockchain Summit 2019 in Singapore on 20 September 2019 organized by a India based knowledge partner where I spoke about “The Future Roadmap for Blockchain”.

Also on 17 October 2019 at RHT ASEAN Summit 2019 where I was part of a panel titled “Regional Supply Chain” where we discuss the trends, issues and opportunities for supply chain. During the summit, we also had the honour for SMS Edwin Tong to present us the appointment letter as the Advisory Panel Member for the China-ASEAN Business Alliance.

I am still very active in the market. I think. (Laughs again)

Blockcast.cc: Thanks for your insights again. I do understand where you are coming from especially on the securities side of things. As our usual practice, can we get a quote from you.

Anndy Lian: Ok. I would like to share something different with you today.

“GROW TOGETHER WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, NOT THE HYPE. DISRUPTION IS JUST BEGINNING.”

Blockcast.cc: Thanks Anndy.

Anndy Lian: Thanks Melody for the interview during this Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019.

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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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Catching Up with Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor at the Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019

Catching Up with Anndy Lian, Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor at the Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019

The 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) kicked off on Monday at the Singapore EXPO, marking the first day of the world’s biggest annual fintech gathering. The Blockchain Week follows back to back with SFF. We have met many good projects such as TransferWise, Razer Pay, FlovTec, Zigway and more. We have also managed to catch up with some of the leading blockchain practitioners at Singapore this week. We will collate some interviews and have them featured on our interview section.

Today, we have Mr Anndy Lian with us. He is a blockchain advisor to an inter-governmental organisation, a book author and a strong voice in the blockchain community.

Blockcast.cc: Hi Anndy, good to see you again. It has been a while since we meet. I rememeber the last time we met was in South Korea and ever since I am being sent to the USA office, I have not seen you. How are things?

Anndy Lian: Thanks for asking. Things are great. We have been working on multiple things for the government and also in the midst of going through a RMO application in Singapore for SingDax. Things for me are very hectic and I have been travelling for quite a bit and have not gotten the chance to catch up with your team.

Blockcast.cc: It is always good to be busy. Since you are looking at the STO market and have the experience in the regulations matter. Let us go through some questions that I have in mind for you. 

Anndy Lian: Sure that will be good. I will try my best to be tactful and also give you some candid replies.

Blockcast.cc: What is your opinion on the development of the blockchain industry during the last year?

Anndy Lian: I would say that the development of blockchain is slower than what I have expected. As you know, I travel quite a bit and have been actively giving advise to governments agencies on blockchain matters. The people on the grounds are thinking very similar as I do. 2019 to me is supposed to be a less speculative time for cryptocurrencies. More adoption of blockchain should be seen but the numbers does not add up. Many projects came up with good ideas, but fall short of implementing properly. Some of them failed to get funds too. Others will get into new troubles with the changes in the regulations. Well in 2020, I hope to see more traditional companies coming in and also helping some of these good ideas go into execution.

Blockcast.cc: What is your vision on the development of the STO market in the upcoming years?

Anndy Lian: There is a lot to say for this topic. Speaking from my own perspectives. The STO market is very promising and will do well starting in 2020. In Singapore and also in ASEAN, I see regulators stepping up to issue related licences to facilitate the STO market. This is a good sign for the market.

If you look at the overall STO market, the leading country is still United States and if you look at the European side, Switzerland is the champion. The next prominent bloc will be South East Asia and to me Singapore is obviously the lead country pushing this across, getting traction from the neighboring countries. The actual number of STO skyrocketed almost 10 times if you compare the statistics for 2017 and 2019. Again, if you look at it deeper, the smaller STO projects appear to be more successful, the sweet spot is between $1m to around $5m.

With new global investors coming into the STO blockchain scene and this will create a new demand in time to come. As some of you know, my team is working on a new security digital asset exchange call SingDax. We have good support from the regulator and traditional companies too. Like I have mentioned above, the support from traditional companies are very vital in this process of merging the new economy with the old. The value creation is far more than what some can imagine.

I also do see a minus point on how STOs are structured and how blockchain technology can come into play in this security market. Many of the operators, funders and brains behind some of these projects are just too “old school”. There is nothing wrong with being safe, if I may say but being safe is not necessary good when we are innovating. Being safe would also mean that we may not have a real competitive advantage over the existing business models.

Blockast.cc: What do you think about the possibility for accredited investors to participate in opportunities such as SpaceX or other private companies and startups worldwide?

Anndy Lian: Personally I am a fan of Elon Musk and SpaceX of course, projects like this are wonderful and if they are opened for global accredited investors to participate using the blockchain, it will be good news for all of us and also for SpaceX. But then again, you cannot compare SpaceX with all other startups. The risks involved in investing to startups are very high in some aspects. If you look from STO point of view, equity based tokens have very high up side for investors, my take is that projects or companies who are issuing such tokens should be listed on a regulated token exchange for STOs. This can help to defray some risks and also give new investors more confidence.

Blockcast.cc: I also noted that you have not been sharing much recently. Are you slowing down your pace?

Anndy Lian: (Laughs) To be honest, I have been very busy. On my governmental work, I have just completed a training module of over 100 slides for Asian Productivity Organization on Smart Manufacturing and Blockchain where all the members from 22 countries can access to it online.

I am also busy with SingDax. The process is very interesting and promising frankly. If I have more resources, things can move a lot faster. I met regulators regionally, virtual banks, global real estate funds, developers and more. I can’t disclose anything more as I have a board to answer to.

Blockcast.cc: Do you still have time to speak at events? Again, I don’t see any new updates on events that you have spoken on.

Anndy Lian: I can’t stop what I am doing. I want to share as much information to people who want to understand blockchain. There were a couple of events that I have spoken at but did not have the time share.

I was the keynote speaker at Blockchain Summit 2019 in Singapore on 20 September 2019 organized by a India based knowledge partner where I spoke about “The Future Roadmap for Blockchain”.

Also on 17 October 2019 at RHT ASEAN Summit 2019 where I was part of a panel titled “Regional Supply Chain” where we discuss the trends, issues and opportunities for supply chain. During the summit, we also had the honour for SMS Edwin Tong to present us the appointment letter as the Advisory Panel Member for the China-ASEAN Business Alliance.

I am still very active in the market. I think. (Laughs- again)

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks for your insights again. I do understand where you are coming from especially on the securities side of things. As our usual practice, can we get a quote from you.

Anndy Lian: Ok. I would like to share something different with you today.

“GROW TOGETHER WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, NOT THE HYPE. DISRUPTION IS JUST BEGINNING.”

Blockcast.cc: Thanks Anndy.

Anndy Lian: Thanks Melody for the interview during this Singapore Fintech and Blockchain Week 2019.

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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