EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Seasonal Insights on NFTs Past, Present, and Future (Part 2)

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Seasonal Insights on NFTs Past, Present, and Future (Part 2)

Interviews with Jordan Belfort, Brock Pierce, Nifty Gateway, SuperRare, VaynerNFT, and other leaders in the NFT space.

The whir of people and activity, bright lights and decoration, and general festive air that used to punctuate the holiday season in the now-archaic shopping malls across the U.S. now seem replaced with the hustle and bustle of more NFTs coming to market. Every week brings news surprises directly to our inbox, for those of us who are on the mailing lists for new projects.

Multi-platinum recording artist, Pia Mia, came back from her stint as one of the judges at Miami Art Week inspired to release Birth of D1AD3MA, an NFT collection on OneOf which included the early release of her new song “Whole Thing”.

Sarah McDaniel, Playboy cover girl in 2016, dropped a limited edition of NFTs last week, this time not leveraging her image as a model, and only five of the 82 pieces have been collected. The NFTs are based on a short animated film, Kerfuffle. The difference in reception between Kerfuffle and her NSFW.app drops has not escaped McDaniel who said in a statement:

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“My first NFT drop sold out in seconds because it leveraged my image and notoriety in the modeling world,” McDaniels said of her NSFW.app collection on OpenSea. “But the Kerfuffle drop has artistic power. It spotlights the empty culture and false beauty standards that generate a darker side to our society.”

Perhaps McDaniel anticipated the difference in responses – if so she made a Kerfuffle with the contrast in the drops themselves.

VaynerNFT, beyond supporting the very successful VeeFriends series, seems determined to dominate the space through sheer volume and variety of drops. This week they partnered with Coach on the launch of its first collection of NFTs featuring eight Coach Holiday animals.

VaynerNFT also released the Pepsi Mic Drop genesis NFT collection about which Gary Vayernchuk was naturally very enthusiastic:

“I love that Pepsi is embracing one of the most significant technology shifts of our lifetime. NFTs will change the culture of value creation forever; this is an exciting moment for the brand to build loyalty & bring immense value to its community & fans,” Vaynerchuk said.

But in the hubbub of holiday shopping for the latest and shiniest new certificates of digital ownership, we return to our review of the leading minds in the NFT space and their view, with all respect to Charles Dickens, on the spirit of NFTs past, present, and future.

Jordan Belfort

Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Author

Past – What brought us here?

“I posted a tweet saying 2021 is the year of the NFT. And I got some pushback from people saying, no, this is just the beginningNext year is the year of the NFT. People are really passionate about this stuff.

I think it has to do more with what’s going on with web 3 and this push towards taking back power from centralized institutions. Web 2 is all about the big platforms like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, they organized what was this incredibly large, massive information that was web 1 and made it easy to use. But everyone that gave all the information lost power. Some people struck it rich, but most people didn’t make any money. They were the contributors and content creators, but they didn’t get compensated fairly for it.

So that I think what’s really underpinning this next movement where wealth is spread to the people who actually contribute to the creation of information. And what makes that possible is  NFTs. NFTs are like your authentication of ownership of any given asset or piece of information. They allow the individual to go out and create content, put it out into the world, and use smart contracts to get compensated for little bits of information over time…  it creates this landscape where the average person can start to get paid for creating content, and that’s what’s behind it.

I think it’s going to very quickly evolve… you’ll see many, many things tokenized – real estate, titles, and anything can really be tokenized, a great portion of the economy can be tokenized,” Belfort said.

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Present – What brought us here?

“I think that what you’re seeing right now is a hyper-growth phase. When you have this first wave of adoption there is a lot of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), and it’s speculative hot money… And we see that often happen early on and something gets hot.
And it’s because the hot money it’s a lot of speculative investments… Some projects are just looking for quick cash and those will probably fall by the wayside. But I think what you’re going to find is a lot of the better projects where there was something of value or some utility behind it, will continue to thrive over the long term…

I haven’t launched anything myself. I’ve been buying NFTs and I’ve been approached by everybody under the sun to launch NFTs, but I want the market to get a bit more mature. And also I’m looking to do something very special,” Belfort said.

Future

“At some point in the near future, the SEC is going to get involved in this space. They have to. I think what they’re going to be looking at is how many of these NFT projects are really about the future work of people who are essentially creating… value in a decentralized community. If they are not driving forward the value of a project, then that fails the Howey Test, which is what the SEC uses when they take action against someone.

So be very careful about getting involved in these projects that could really have the regulatory hammer come down on them in the next six months…  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, make your own decision, I think the NFT space is going to be massive in 2022. So there’s a lot of money to be made and a lot of fun to have there. Just be careful,” Belfort said.

Brock Pierce

BROCK PIERCE, Bitcoin Foundation Chairman

Past & Present

“NFT has been the theme of the year and Webster’s Dictionary acknowledged it as the 2021 ‘Word of the Year.’  It has taken a few years to get to this point – ownership of digital art as NFTs first began a few years ago – but the enthusiasm surrounding NFTs is expanding the horizons and driving innovation surrounding the ownership of unique digital assets,” Pierce said.

Future

“Looking ahead, the market does need to have some caution and there will likely be a correction next year, in many of the NFT projects that are ‘hype’ and without real communities behind them.

There will, however, be many new projects launched, some of which will capture the right balance of innovation, community, and utility, and will drive interaction with DAOs and metaverses,” Pierce said.

Griffin Cock Foster

Co-founder of Nifty Gateway

NFTs past: What brought us to this incredible point in NFTs in 2021?

“Looking back, the most remarkable part isn’t that NFTs grew the way they did – it’s that it took so long for something like this to come into fruition. At Nifty Gateway, we’ve seen and worked with hundreds of artists who had enormous followings, creativity, and devotion, but were denied meetings at traditional art galleries. In hindsight, it’s clear that there was tremendous demand from the public to collect their work and participate more deeply in the communities they created. Blockchain innovation was just the technological breakthrough that allowed it to happen,” Foster said.

NFTs Present – what should people be focused on right now?

“Right now, as always, it’s essential for NFT projects to focus on the long term. Those of us who have been in crypto for a while have seen many swings up and down, but as a five-year average, things look quite rosy indeed. This level of volatility is not uncommon for breakthrough new technologies. If we look back, we saw tremendous volatility when the Internet was first introduced for commercial use in the 1990s, and going back much further, we saw tremendous volatility when oil was first discovered and put to use in the Pennsylvania oil fields of the 1870s,” Foster said.

NFTs Future – is the growth sustainable?

“I predict in 2022, we will continue to see growth.  However, I will also stick to the mantra that prediction is hard, especially about the future. It’s unclear what trends will dominate in 2022, and it’s unclear what to expect, other than the unexpected.

I believe that 10 years from now, NFT collecting and trading will be at least 100x more popular than it is today. It’s captured the art world – and that is only the first inning. We couldn’t be more excited for the future,” Foster said.

Avery Akkineni

President of VaynerNFT

NFTs past: What brought us to this incredible point in NFTs in 2021?

“2021 was a watershed year for NFTs, with millions of new users flocking into the space, driven by key culture-makers and moments – particularly across art, sports, entertainment, and gaming. This year, NFTs truly entered mainstream consciousness,” Akkineni said.

NFTs Present – what should people be focused on right now?

“Successful NFT projects have a few things in common – a dedicated community, elements of utility, and unique use of NFT technology. While there is no set formula for what works, community buy-in is the most important variable to success,” Akkineni said.

NFTs Future – is the growth sustainable?

“We’re still in the very, very early days of NFTs, and 2022 will bring a plethora of new NFT use cases. However, in the long-term, NFTs are here to stay, and in the short-term, we’ll see an advancement of current technology, particularly as a larger number of users engage in the NFT space,” Akkineni said.

John Crain

CEO of SuperRare Labs

NFTs past: What brought us to this incredible point in NFTs in 2021?

“2021 has been an incredible year for the space and we’ve seen more than $200M in sales on SuperRare. I think this growth has been driven by the popularization of digital art and creatives who have been looking for new business models that work in a digital context. What makes NFTs so compelling is that they create an ownership layer for digital objects… When we started in 2018 it was very challenging to get folks to understand what we were doing. This year has been so validating in that the general public started to understand and embrace the implications and vast potential of this new market,” Crain said.

NFTs Present – what should people be focused on right now?

“2021 has been such an incredible boom year, there is sure to be a market correction and we’re prepared for that. Going forward, I think NFT projects need to focus on creating value and expanding the ecosystem… We’ve seen a lot of newcomers and we need new tooling and new use cases, not more of the same ideas and models being rehashed,” Crain said.

NFTs Future – is the growth sustainable?

“Overall, I don’t see things contracting in 2022…  I believe that 2022 will be a year of utility, with the goal being to create a more general user-friendly experience. I think we’re going to see better display technologies including analog and digital. We’re also looking to create an easier onboarding experience, which will open up new opportunities for users without a lot of crypto experience (so they don’t need to manage a wallet for example.)  We are also excited to see the technology continue to expand to new industries like fashion, film, and music, which really took off in 2021,” Crain said.

More Leading Voices in NFTs

There are so many use cases for NFTs, just within art and collectibles alone, that it’s hard to give the full picture with a single chorus of voices, even in a two-part article.

For example, Desiree “aka Dzikt”, artist and co-founder of Girlfrens NFT collection sees NFTs as a means to raising money and awareness for charity, specifically for those afflicted with cancer.

“Looking at this through the lens of a charity-focused NFT project, this community piece is something that is often overlooked by newcomers but becomes the key element that draws people in and keeps them engaged… Millions are being raised for charity through NFTs, it is a completely new avenue for causes to receive funds and more are being onboarded into crypto every day through platforms like the Giving Block,” Desiree said.

But while Desiree and other non-profit NFTs we have written about see a chance to raise funds for charity, other project leaders see NFTs as just a step toward the realization of a digitally verified and decentralized metaverse.

To Ori Levi, CEO of NFTTrade, 2021 might well be the year of the metaverse’s inception as much as the year of NFTs.

“2021 was the year of the metaverse, the first presence of digital life, and although we are still far from a mainstream metaverse, NFTs presented, for the first time, the ability to have status and be a member of an elite group of people online…  GameFi presents a new opportunity for the world, and the NFTs associated and usable in games and metaverses can go for significant value if they can present a fun and scalable game. ,” Levi said.

Dylan Katz, CEO of 2CrazyNFT platform, looks forward to a future more even market where digital ownership and encounters are just as valid as RL assets and experiences.

“In the future, we can hope to see NTFs in another more reasonable market that is available to the overall population, and simultaneously these NFTS will be Just authentic. Eventually, our virtual encounters will become compelling partners to certifiable encounters,” Katz said.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, Asia at BigONE Exchange concurs as to the importance of the Metaverse in the future of NFTs.

“I think NFT is the key and connector. NFT + Metaverse, NFT + Defi, NFT + SocialFI are some combinations that will do well in 2022. There are still many combinations to come. So, stay creative and innovative in 2022. I foresee 2022 as a year for stronger adoption,” Lian said.

In what very well may be a world first, Artentik, the marketplace for Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (SCML), Portugal’s 500-year-old organization that serves as keepers of the Museum and Church of Sao Roque in Lisbon will be dropping what is believed to be a Holy Thorn from Christ’s Crown of Thorns as an NFT on December 27th. I suppose it’s not too early to begin to think about Easter – if you have that kind of foresight for the bunny day.

 

Original Source: https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/12/24668097/exclusive-interviews-seasonal-insights-on-nfts-past-present-and-future-part-2

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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Asian Digital Week 2021 “Special Edition” Interviews Anndy Lian- Evolving fintech landscape in Asia

Asian Digital Week 2021 “Special Edition” Interviews Anndy Lian- Evolving fintech landscape in Asia

Can you tell me a bit about your background and your current role?

My name is Anndy Lian. I am an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial blockchain entrepreneur. I am known for my work in the government sector for the blockchain space.

Currently, I am 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.

I am 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.

Concurrently, I also act as the Chairman (Singapore) for Korea eSports Industry Association (KeIA) where I am actively promoting eSports to go mainstream and adopt cryptocurrencies.

I have 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. I advise the Secretariat on the latest concepts and applications of blockchain technologies in cybersecurity and IoT network data integrity across smart factories and upskills 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.

I have played a leadership role in not-for-profit and quasi-government linked organizations such as Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) where I worked alongside policymakers, private sector decision-makers, and experts to create business value propositions for different industries.

I have also written a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea. Together with co-authors, Park Young Sook and Shawn Hamnison, they share insights on how blockchain technology plays an important foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, I have investments in several companies such as worldairfare.com. I have also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, I strategically demonstrate this in the companies I choose to be involved with.

 

 Can you tell us more about Fintech and its importance today?

Fintech stands for financial technology. It is an integration of technology that helps consumers or financial institutions deliver financial services in newer, faster ways than was traditionally available.

It is important to many as it extends financial inclusion, improves our daily lives, creates economic growth, empowering users & businesses. In today’s context, Fintech should be already part of our daily lives. This digital age has made Fintech more accessible, reach a whole new level of finance, and is changing the face of modern banking.

 

What’s gone wrong with traditional SMB Banking?

From a technology standpoint, actually, there is nothing wrong with traditional SMB banking. In the past, SMBs think that their banking needs are not fully met but this is not true entirely. Most SMB Banks are already harnessing the power of technology, they have adopted technology to enable digital banking abilities. They have also converted themselves from purely over the counter services to fully digitalised banking services.

For the very traditional banks who fail to keep up with the current times, they will fall behind. Traditional methods mean no harm. Innovation will push them to embrace changes and such will add in more revenue to the banks and bring customers closer to them.

 

What is the future of digital banking?

The future of digital banking will understand the users’ needs better. With the help of AI and machine learning, it can provide customized services and reduce fraud and loss.

Blockchain technology will also come into place to assist banks with automated services through the usage of smart contracts. It will be an added layer of security, convenience and reliability. Blockchain will form a trusted and controlled environment to streamline the banking performance and making financial transactions convenient and safe for users.

Cryptocurrency will be part of digital banking for sure. It will disrupt and replace how currency is being used.

 

Will banks eventually migrate to a cloud and what hardware they will keep?

The majority of the banks and financial institutions have or are developing a cloud strategy and the more forward-looking ones are also using cloud for years. The reduced in cost and speed to market have moved them into the cloud model. In my opinion, most hardware should be kept as migrating into cloud does not mean closing down the physical counters or closing down their current servers.

 

What do you think is the future of the Fintech industry in Asia?

The Fintech industry in Asia will continue to grow. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies will redefine the future of finance.

 

Or you can read the whole magazine at https://ditech.media/magazine/asian-digital-week-2021-special-edition/.

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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Citiesabc Interviews Anndy Lian, Author, Blockchain Thought Leader On Bridging Blockchain Between Business & Governments

Citiesabc Interviews Anndy Lian, Author, Blockchain Thought Leader On Bridging Blockchain Between Business & Governments

Anndy Lian is an Inter-Governmental Blockchain Adviser, Book Author, Investor and Board Member.

Anndy Lian is a global thought leader and 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 & public listed companies. Anndy played a pivotal role in not-for-profit and quasi-government linked organizations. An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a few health-related companies. He believes that what he is doing through Linfinity and blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses.

Anndy Lian Interview focus

1. An introduction from you: education, professional background
2. Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. You have been working in Singapore and South Korea, which are at the forefront of technological development. How do you see this dynamic in the region and especially in these two countries?
3. There is no doubt that governments and organizations need to better understand blockchain and your company is keen to make that vision a reality. Can you tell us more about Linfinity and its mission?
4. Blockchain is one of the fundamental technologies of the 4IR with a lot of potential but we are still in the theoretical stage. Many countries are lagging behind in R&D and there is a lack of awareness about blockchain. Working with governments and businesses, can you share with us your thoughts on what is the general approach to blockchain?
5. You have written ‘Blockchain Revolution 2030’ and very active as a blockchain writer. Can you tell us about your work as an author and how you see blockchain intertwined with traditional industries?
6. Blockchain technology combined with AI is a powerful setup that can create really innovative and interesting solutions for many of our current challenges, such as leveraging trust in technology, digital identity, etc. At the same time, it also raises some concerns in some sectors. including governments and users. How do you see this?
7. Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more mainstream. Countries are developing CBDCs, there are thousands of different digital currencies, companies use them to raise money through ICOs and, more recently, STOs… How do you see the cryptocurrency industry right now, especially the evolution from ICOs to STOs?
8. From your experience working with governments, advising companies and your knowledge about blockchain and emerging technologies, what would be your advise to governments and companies and what do you expect about the future of blockchain?

Anndy Lian Key Takeaways

· About Anndy Lian’s background and education. I am originally from Singapore but I have spent a great part of my life in working and living in various cities across Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and, especially, Seoul in South Korea. I started my journey in blockchain a few years ago. I joined the government area of blockchain research because of the rising scams and frauds that there were in the blockchain space so I became an advisor to the government. This role and expertise provided me an invaluable insight into the blockchain technology and in management. I was appointed recently to the Hyundai DAC blockchain research branch as an advisor. I am also an investor in different startups and companies building solutions through blockchain technology.

· About working in Asia and the economic development in Singapore, South Korea regarding blockchain. I always wanted to learn more and become an expert in something that would harness the power to change the future and blockchain came about just in the right time so I made myself go out of my comfort zone in Singapore and travel to places where blockchain was trending. When I started in blockchain, I saw a lot of fraud and scams in the blockchain space and I thought it was damaging the technology and its future. I first started as an advisor in the private sector but I soon saw that the only way blockchain can really become widespread is if governments accept it. So that is what drove me to work hand-in-hand with and to advise governments.

·  On the governments’ stance on blockchain and Linfinity’s role. Linfinity started in 2017. One thing to note is that even though we are a blockchain-focused company, we never did an ICO or anything like that, not even in the hectic 2018 ICO year where it seemed like it would be the easiest option to get funding. We struggled a bit in the beginning but we didn’t want to do anything that would eventually harm the company.

We have worked with different countries advising them about how to implement functional blockchain platforms and, especially, blockchain technology in supply chain systems. What I learned during that time is that working for governments is much more important than working for the private sector as we can really help a whole country to step up and improve their systems. It is very satisfying to do it. That is ultimately our goal with Linfinity, we want to help the adoption and widespread literacy about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

·  About blockchain adoption and government approach. From a country standpoint, they are talking about the implementation of blockchain solutions in the near future. COVID-19 is actually speeding up research and accelerating the implementation of blockchain-based solutions and that’s really good news, there are positive vibes around the possibilities. I feel like one of my responsibilities is to push the agenda of these countries further and help other countries that are not as receptive to blockchain and change my mind regarding this technology. Fortunately, most of the countries are starting to understand blockchain without cryptocurrencies, as a standalone technology. In fact, if you talk about cryptocurrencies, governments are reluctant to discuss them further due to regulatory hurdles and legacy systems that dominate the financial industry.

Not all countries have the same approach to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Singapore and South Asia countries, for example, are really keen to research and are more open to implementing blockchain and cryptocurrencies solutions.

· About ‘Blockchain Revolution 2030’ book and your work as an author. Governments, companies and organizations want to be more efficient and there are politicians, which are important for blockchain, that believes that blockchain can do a lot to make legacy systems more efficient, transparent and secured.

Typically, whenever a technology comes up, governments eventually pick up and explore how that technology works and what that technology can do for them and its potentiality. And they have taken that approach with blockchain. I have been approached by governments with these very questions about blockchain. Normally, governments try to see these solutions in place and invite businesses to try them out. The Filipinas example is quite interesting. We were asked by the Filipino government how to implement a blockchain solution to make the export supply chain more efficient as they were losing revenue. We proposed a solution and many businesses from Filipinas step up, attracted by the idea. And I think this is a success story.

· Blockchain technology and AI: Challenges and opportunities. Based on what I see, AI is really going to help our daily lives. There is an ongoing smart city project in which they use AI to improve their citizens’ lives greatly. In fact, AI is the core technology behind the project. I had the chance to talk to the people in charge of the project and I was asking questions about cybersecurity and the right way to implement AI. I was also dropping the benefits of using blockchain in that project because it can actually boost AI with an extra layer of cybersecurity and trust.

One thing I have learned is that blockchain can only do so much, it is the collaboration and combination of different technologies that will change the world.

· How do you see the cryptocurrency industry right now, especially the evolution from ICOs to STOs? I believe that South Korea is a strategic country between Japan, China and the gateway to South Asia. That’s why I think cryptocurrencies took hold there. Today, the main use of cryptocurrencies is trading. There are hundreds of crypto exchanges and there are many traders who make money from cryptocurrencies, speculate on its price and use it as a trading product and I think this will stick with us for the long term. However, I don’t see cryptocurrencies just for their trading capabilities. The regulations will have a major impact on cryptocurrencies, making them a more mature market and helping the industry attract investors and more users. Tokenization is, in fact, much more than trading cryptocurrencies. Companies are already exploring the idea of ​​tokenizing their assets and using tokens to reward employees, investors, and consumers. In short, the cryptocurrency industry will look like a commercial product for a while, but as governments start to take a closer look at it and pass regulations, it will help make the market more mature.

Anndy Lian Biography

Anndy Lian is an Inter-Governmental Blockchain Adviser, Book Author, Investor, Board Member

Anndy Lian is a global thought leader and 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 & public listed companies. Anndy played a pivotal role in not-for-profit and quasi-government linked organizations. An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a few health-related companies. He believes that what he is doing through Linfinity and blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses.

Anndy Lian is currently the founder and CEO of Linfinity, a company that manages the total supply chain using Blockchain Technology. We establish such a platform with reliable data, transparent information, efficient cooperation and interconnected network to cope with the practical business pain points and development demand of corporate users.

In parallel, Anndy Lian currently serves as the Advisory Board Member for Hdac (Hyundai DAC) Technology, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian advises the company on the token economy and governance matters.

He is also the author, together with co-authors, Park Young Sook and Shawn Hamnison and published by Kyobo Book Centre, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea, of Blockchain Revolution 2030. Blockchain Revolution 2030 is a comprehensive review of the birth, principles, industrial and institutional issues, status and future of the “blockchain” that will become the foundation technology of the 4th industrial revolution.

Anndy Lian has also been advisory to China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA), engaging with government leaders and policymakers of various countries through roundtables and policy briefings and offer views and recommendations on behalf of its members on trade and economic issues/policies affecting them especially on the ASEAN–China Free Trade Area as well as other schemes under the ASEAN-China dialogue relations and ASEAN Economic Community.

Prior to that, he was the Council Head, South East Asia at Korea Horse Industry Council, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea. This department’s aim was to presentee the right policy directions and alternatives for nurturing and supporting the horse industry. It was established on November 28, 2011, to promote the balanced development of the economy and enhance the quality of life of the people by establishing the development base of the horse industry and strengthening its competitiveness.

Anndy Lian Links and sources

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anndylian/

https://anndy.com/

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/anndy-lian

https://medium.com/@anndylian

https://twitter.com/anndylian

http://eapo-tokyo.org/team/anndyl/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3851649

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9_AJmXg1s0Z-1E41555lJg

https://www.openpr.com/news/1879799/catching-up-with-anndy-lian-inter-governmental-blockchain

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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