Anndy Lian Talks about his new book NFT: From Zero to Hero at Bitcoinlive

Anndy Lian Talks about his new book NFT: From Zero to Hero at Bitcoinlive

Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international, public listed companies and governments. He is an early crypto adopter and experienced blockchain serial entrepreneur, book author, investor, board member and keynote speaker. He has launched his new book titled NFT: From Zero to Hero.

The book was first launched on Bybit NFT Marketplace. 8,000 copies of this book were sold out on 15th August 2022. He then launched it on Amazon Books and Google books subsequently.

He speaks to Nick from Bitcoinlive on his new book. Zero to Hero is a call to anyone and everyone excited about the prospect of the world of NFT. Bound by imagination only, the NFT space is still in its early days and early adopters can be a “hero” in their search for new possibilities.

They talked about:

– Are we missing out NFT copyrights?
– How is the NFT market is evolving?
– Should we be wary of NFT finance products?
– Is gaming sector the space to look out for?
– What are NFT utilities?

“Nft market is not dying and it will hold on for live.”

“NFT PFP collections are often the ones making the biggest headlines, but these are not what NFT is all about.”

– 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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BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT SHARES HIS OPTIMISM AMID ONGOING ‘CRYPTO WINTER’

BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT SHARES HIS OPTIMISM AMID ONGOING ‘CRYPTO WINTER’

Anndy Lian is a blockchain executive and author who gave his insights this week regarding the current ‘crypto winter’ marked by the downturn in the virtual asset market.

This Singapore-based chairman of cryptocurrency trading platform BigONE Exchange expressed his upbeat stance despite the market drawdown investors worldwide feel across the board.

We want to share this report with our readers about Mr. Anndy Lian’s hopeful viewpoints despite the present ‘crypto winter.’ We believe we can mitigate their worries, especially if they are adversely affected investors.

Crypto winter is a period when virtual currencies’ trading prices sharply drop, and investors do not see any recovery in sight for more than one year. This time spurs paranoia that the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency industry is about to undergo another prolonged slump.

Additionally, crypto winter indicates a steep decline in virtual coin prices followed by a prolonged flat trading period. The most recent crypto winter took place around 2018.

During that period, Bitcoin rallied to approximately US$20,000 prior to an estimated two-year slide that witnessed it plummet to under US$5,000.

Lian, who wrote the best-selling reference, “Blockchain Revolution 2030,” published by South Korea’s largest bookstore chain, Kyobo, remarked that the Terra crash had doubled down on investors’ fear that the sharp meltdown in the virtual currency market could be longer-lasting and not transitory, much like the US inflation’s steep surge.

This virtual asset collapse drew in confident crypto-asset newcomers, making it quite astonishing. Lian added that the new investors felt enticed partly due to the high level of well-known venture capitalists pouring their investment funds into the cryptocurrency startup and its stablecoin offering.

The Mongolian Productivity Organization’s chief digital advisor mentioned that cryptocurrency commentators were already noting the first signals of crypto winter. These signs are led by Bitcoin’s fall from grace this year.

The flagship cryptocurrency, which trades at exactly US$29,273.97 at the time of writing per the information posted on Coinmarketcap.com, is down from its spectacular US$69,000-high in November 2021 to US$33,000 in January this year.

In Lian’s article posted on blockchain and cryptocurrency news source Forkast News, he remarked that the final nails in the coffin consist of the recession risk following the tapering off of trillions of US dollars injected into the United States’ economy and the US Federal Reserve System getting serious about raising interest rates.

He added the record-busting inflation rates in the world’s largest economy complement the implosion of UST and Terra’s LUNA in dragging down the already ailing crypto-asset market.

Nonetheless, Lian cited that he believes the cryptocurrency and blockchain space would likely become stronger from the present market downturn. He also said that these industries would eventually be more innovative and integrated with mainstream retail and financial ecosystems.

Lian mentioned investing’s fundamental tenets as well. He cited that retail investors should only invest what they can afford to lose, get involved in the cryptocurrency investment scene with a lucid plan, and be careful with crypto-assets’ inherent volatility.

He also said that investors should not invest too much as a component of their overall investment portfolios. We appreciate Mr. Lian’s views about the crypto winter.

We understand that many virtual currency investors feel perturbed these days. However, we hope they will take Mr. Lian’s perspectives and advice.

We are on the same page as this blockchain professional. We also believe the current crypto winter will not last, and better things are ahead for cryptocurrency investors.

 

Original Source: https://cryptofrontline.com/blockchain-expert-shares-his-optimism-amid-ongoing-crypto-winter/

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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Anndy Lian Shares His Vision for Successful NFTs at NFT Meta Korea 2022

Anndy Lian Shares His Vision for Successful NFTs at NFT Meta Korea 2022

Speaking at the 14th World Blockchain Summit MARVELS, the Chairman of BigONE Exchange Anndy Lian said that key to success for NFT startups was a supportive community and a compelling user case. As a guest speaker at the event on February 22, under the theme of ‘NFT META Korea 2022’, Lian agreed that the global market for NFTs was very active currently but wanted to share his thoughts on how NFT projects can be successful in the longer run. One key factor that should be with a team from the outset is to ensure the NFT has utility, which is closely tied to the importance of community.

 

Lian illustrated the importance of getting this relationship between the NFT and its community, between creators and fans, with the example of starting a NFT around a well-known soccer player. While on paper the fans of a soccer player appear to be automatically part of the NFT community you are building, that isn’t necessarily the case. What was needed was a strong bond to be created between the fans and the soccer star and the platform for it to work. This was related to the importance of ensuring that when you see a new project in the NFT space you should as an investor consider whether it has utility. Lian added that for NFT creators it was important to be transparent about their offering to investors, not only to better convey its value, but also to ensure that when regulators start to enter the space in 2022 the quality of the NFT industry stands up to scrutiny.


With so much money, energy and creativity going to NFTs its clearly going to throw up some significant issues, and mistakes will be made. Just recently there was a legal battle over CryptoPunks, sparked by an issue with the original version of the code. The makers Larva labs attempted to ban the faulty V1 version, which had been replaced due to faulty programming code, and had the NFTs removed from OpenSea. While LooksRare, the rival to Opensea, was recently reported as experiencing significant wash trading.

 

But perhaps more worrying was the recent Wormhole bridge attack, when hackers managed to steal more than $320m from the bridge which connects the Ethereum blockchains. A ‘bridge’ is a protocol which allows crypto and NFT holders to move their assets across different blockchains. Wormhole’s bi-directional NFT highway provided a portal between Solana and Ethereum was only launched a few months ago, was designed to connect both communities and enable them to trade each other’s assets with ease. As reported in CNBC, analysis shows a hacker exploited a vulnerability on the Solana side of the bridge to create 120,000 so-called ‘wrapped’ Ethereum tokens for themselves. It appears that they then used these tokens to claim ETH that was held on the Ethereum side of the bridge.

 

This is indeed troubling on several fronts, not least because these bridge vulnerabilities have long been known about. Indeed, no less a figure in the crypto world than the inventor of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, posted early this year that so-called cross-chain devices such as bridges had “fundamental security limits”. The first reason is down to the fact that if a native blockchain suffers a 51% attack, which reverses a cross-bridge transaction (involving a transaction to another blockchain) then the asset could be left stranded in the non-native blockchain. Moreover, this vulnerability could potentially mean a successful 51% attack could threaten an entire crypto ecosystem. Clearly, the issue is as these handy bridges grow in volume, with the growth in DeFi and NFTs, that these issues will only increase. “Your data layer must be your security layer,” summarized Buterin in a tweet thread accompanying the Reddit post.

 

One neat solution to the threat posed by bridging hacks to NFT transactions was unveiled on February 18 by Ethereum-based platform Harmony, with a Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport. This allows users to import their NFT into play-to-earn game DeFi Kingdoms, which is also built on Harmony and boasts over 120,000 monthly active users. VP of Engineering at Harmony, Leo Chen, explained in a post in late 2021 that the wider importance of this new cross-chain bridge, as part of the Horizon bridge: “It is an important step of the cross-chain infrastructure provided by Harmony to enable a multi-chain ecosystem and one step closer to the upcoming metaverse. The multi-chain world and the metaverse require inter-connected blockchains, not just the fungible tokens, but also non-fungible tokens.” The advantage is that the bridge does not move assets, but rather establishes asset ownership. The second advantage is that it enables artists and creators, put off from participating due to high gas fees, to mint and collect NFTs as a result. A third benefit is that it allows creators to try out their art on Harmony first, and then when demand increase, to bridge to multiple blockchains.

 

Anndy Lian commented: “I welcome innovatory solutions to NFT cross-chain transactions such as that provided by Harmony, which not simply a safer solution, but which allows creators to get involved in the space without undue costs. It backs up my thesis that NFT projects need to be as transparent as possible when creating their offerings and grow a viable community as they progress.” The market in NFTs boomed in 2021, with total sales globally totaling $25 billion, up from just $94.9 million the year before, according to DappRadar. “Not surprisingly social media is awash with tales of get rich quick NFT success, from CryptoPunks to Bored Apes, and everything in between, but the fascination with digital art is going to change in 2022, with more use cases around utility. At its core of course NFTs are a great way for creators and artists to contact directly with their fans, with their community. And that’s probably the most compelling use case to date that’s going to sustain the growth of NFTs into the future,” Lian added.

 

 

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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