Hackernoon Meet the Writer Anndy Lian: “Let’s work together to make crypto better”

Hackernoon Meet the Writer Anndy Lian: “Let’s work together to make crypto better”

This story is a part of Hacker Noon’s Meet the Writer series of interviews. The series is intended for tech professionals contributing the most insightful Hacker Noon stories to share more about their writing habits, ideas, and professional background (and maybe a hobby or two).

If you too would like to start contributing to Hacker Noon, you can do so here.

 

So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.

My name is Anndy. I’m a business strategist and experienced serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in Asia. I’ve worked in various industries for local, international, and publicly traded companies. I am currently Chairman of BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor at the Mongolian Productivity Organisation.

I’ve also written a best-selling book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. With my co-authors, we share insights on how blockchain technology plays an important foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

I recently joined the EG Association, a social impact-driven organization that aims to use cryptocurrency to do good. To date, we have deployed more than $3 million supporting social impact initiatives on the ground.

 

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

My recent article focused on the rise of so-called reflective tokens, which are starting to be used more and more by crypto startups, such as SafeMoon. The tokenomics model differs significantly from that of other DeFi tokens. In simple terms it works by automatically charging a tax, which is usually 10% on each transaction.

The reflection mechanism is a relatively new concept in cryptocurrency circles, and it still requires a lot of fine-tuning before it can be widely adopted by other projects. However, in principle, it reduces panic selling to a bare minimum, which could be significant for the DeFi industry.

 

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

I think it’s important to write about the diversity of subjects in the blockchain and crypto industry, as it’s a sector that growing so quickly and with a lot of opportunities. I’m fascinated about ‘connecting the dots’ between business and technology, a great example being the use of DeFi and NFTs in developing an open metaverse.

 

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

Before starting to write I believe it’s important to have a routine for reading each day. I try to find time to catch up with the main news headlines, as well as the main crypto news sites like Cointelegraph. Then when I come to writing I find that reading helps make my articles both accessible and valuable. I also get my inspiration from the governments that I am advising, their problems and questions become part of my writing content too.

 

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

The challenge is often one of translation, explaining technical details around say a new form of tokenomics to an interested but non-technical audience such as crypto investors.

 

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

I want to share the right kind of crypto knowledge with people. Right now many of the people I see in various communities are not being real. Some of them want their government to be decentralized, others want to be rich overnight by doing nothing, then some others are just here to create FUDs. If proper information is being shared and the users are aware of what is really happening, such ‘behaviours’ would be minimised.

Maybe this is not a career goal, it is more like an industry-wide goal that I set for myself.

 

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

Since getting grounded and not being able to travel, I have been very involved in donations and charitable works. In fact, those who know me, know that I am donating more than I spend. My guilty pleasure, for now, is walking into Hermes, buying a few pairs of shoes instead of donating. Then again, Zoom meetings did not need me to travel much, maybe a comfortable Uniqlo t-shirt would do just fine.

 

Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?

I enjoy travelling, meeting new people from all walks of life, and sharing ideas.

 

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

I’m always on the lookout for new topics in crypto and blockchain that illuminate and inspire my readers! I might be talking more about metaverse and gameFI. Let’s see.

 

#Thanks for taking the time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?

“The time is always right to do the right things.” I hope to gather more like-minded people to do that together for the crypto industry. Let’s work together to make crypto better!

Lastly, it’s great to join the Hacker Noon community and to share my writing on crypto and blockchain.

 

Original Source: https://hackernoon.com/meet-the-writer-anndy-lian-lets-work-together-to-make-crypto-better

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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“Let’s Defy to DeFi”: Anndy Lian, Crypto Thought Leader Shares Insights with Blockreview.net

“Let’s Defy to DeFi”: Anndy Lian, Crypto Thought Leader Shares Insights with Blockreview.net

By now, we have all heard about cryptocurrencies. It is a digital currency that is secured by cryptography. Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology. A new spin-off from the decentralized economy is called “decentralized finance” or commonly known as DeFi. 

Basically, DeFi leverages decentralised networks to transform old financial products into trustless and transparent protocols. DeFi lending & borrowing platforms allow their users to supply and lock their funds into smart contracts from there other users can borrow and pay interest. Smart contracts make all these possible, allowing automated and open finance to transact with a bank in the middle. 

This “trustless” model has its pros and cons. 

Anndy Lian will share his views on Defi. He is an early adopter & thought leader in cryptocurrency and blockchain and currently the Advisory Board of Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of the South Korean carmaker. 

 

1. In your own words, give us an overview of what is DeFi?

DeFi is “Decentralized Finance”. This term has been the talking point at the start of 2020 and it has grown to a market cap of $15 billion according to Coin Gecko. In very simple terms, DeFi is a combination of traditional finance and decentralised technologies. 

It is poised to be the start of a new financial era where it aims to be self-managing and is open to everyone who wants to be on it. It does not require everyday users to place trust in it, unlike the traditional financial system where the trust is placed on the bank to take care of the money deposited and the government to maintain the monetary value. 

 

2. Recently, the supply of wrapped bitcoin has increased significantly. To what extent do you think Bitcoin (and bitcoin holders) in particular are driving the growth of DeFi? Are they a major part of DeFi’s growth?

Big whales are always more careful with their money, they normally hold only BTC, early on if they want to participate in the liquidity mining they have to deposit their BTC to ETH and other Ming tokens to participate which most of them think it’s risky. Yes, I think the use of WBTC pair mining will boom the Defi market in certain extend.

According to the data released today(the 2nd day of Uniswap Liquidity Mining), 50% of the miners used WBTC/ETH pair in the initial mining, and most of them are big whales.

The DeFi market is no longer the same market we see in 2019 or early this year before small investors can make a big profit in the market, now as the APY drops and gas increases, it favours the whales more. And small investors are forced into the secondary market.

The good thing about this is the market/volume grows, the bad thing is the DeFi is not that DeFi any more.

 

3. Conversely, are the opportunities provided by DeFi encouraging people to invest more in bitcoin?

Sure it will.

Firstly, as I mentioned before, now the DeFi market favours the whales more, small investors can not even make their ends meet after paying skyrocketed gas fees. So they are forced out from the DeFi mining game and move to the secondary market. As we all know trading Waited for 7 hours, nothing is done.tokens on the secondary market is very risky so many might just trim back to bitcoin(cause bitcoin price will also rise if more WBTC mining pools opens).

Secondly, as big whales they will keep on selling whatever coins they mined and swap them to bitcoin.

Thirdly, as the market as a whole, more and more bitcoins will be locked up which will bring another bull market for bitcoin.

However, all of these above happens only when WBTC liquidity mining succeed. So far we can see Uniswap locked up 750 million dollars on their second day of liquidity of which half is from WBTC/ETH pool, but we can also hear many complain of the market that the APY is much lower than before(compared to Sushiswap, Moonswap or Sakeswap). It’s only the beginning let’s go forward and see what’s gonna happen.

 

4. What, in your view, would happen to DeFi if the price of bitcoin crashed significantly/collapsed? Would DeFi struggle to grow or survive? And what would happen to Bitcoin if DeFi collapsed?

Most of the “Value” coins will go zero if the price of bitcoin crashed significantly/collapsed. One thing is for sure: no coin(maybe tiny shit coins can) can survive if bitcoin collapse. Even 10 years later the Blockchain industry is gone bitcoin is here to stay.

Well, Bitcoin is still bitcoin whatever DeFi live or die, just like the universe will still be there non matter the earth exploded or not.

 

5. Do you see DeFi and Bitcoin becoming more or less interrelated in the future? In what ways might their relationship change?

Defi could go big or disappear but Bitcoin is here to stay. There are no doubts about this. But I do hope to see new players coming into the challenge bitcoin supremacy. With challenges, there are improvements. This is what’s lacking in today crypto space.

 

Meanwhile, “Let’s Defy to DeFi”– Defy current financial norms to embrace the new DeFi economy. 

 

 

About Anndy Lian

Anndy Lian is an intergovernmental blockchain thought leader, a best selling book author, investor and crypto advocate. He is currently 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 driving the crypto and blockchain agenda with governments and businesses and is a known figure in this segment. He plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies.

 

About Blockview.net

Blockreview.net started as a platform for crypto and blockchain enthusiasts who want to monitor and understand the market better. Users can monitor the trends in the market and review the coins and exchanges activities. 

You can find out its rank, price, market cap, history, volume and other things. You have all the information about the cryptocurrencies right at your fingertips. We have since added a news and media section to share impactful news on the industry. 

“Let’s review the blocks together!”

 

 

 

Original Source: https://blockreview.net/news/anndy-lian-crypto-thought-leader-lets-defy-to-defi/

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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