Anndy Lian on NewsX: India’s Official Digital Currency. Time To Make A Shift?

Anndy Lian on NewsX: India’s Official Digital Currency. Time To Make A Shift?

The development of Bitcoin and thousands of other cryptocurrencies these past few years have left India needing to create a framework for the creation of an official digital currency, which will be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). A bill in this regard is planned to be tabled in the upcoming winter session of the parliament.

The Indian government is worried about the volatility of cryptocurrency, how it can be misused, and cryptocurrencies’ impact on the country and its economic situation. The primary idea of the RBI behind this move is to protect consumers from the appalling level of volatility seen in digital currency. The governor of RBI went to the extent of saying that cryptocurrencies pose a serious concern to the macroeconomic and financial stability of India.

It has been reported that a huge amount of ₹$40,000 (rupees) have already been spent when it comes to cryptocurrency. Furthermore, the idea of cryptocurrency was, when it was formulated in 2008, to bypass the banking system. This brought rise to RBI’s worry that cryptocurrency will overtake the banking system when it comes to investments in India.

Back when cryptocurrencies were banned in China, the fallout was that a lot of people and a lot of that investment and interest were redirected to the USA. India does not want to make that same mistake. It is almost certain that there will be a lot of problems if there is a blanket ban on cryptocurrency in India.

India is all set to create a framework for the creation of an official digital currency that will be issued by RBI. NewsX invited a panel of experts to talk about the topic. The expert panel consists of Akash Jindal, Sr Economist; Siddhartha Sogani, CEO of Creabaco Global Inc., Bitcoin Expert; Hanif Shaikh, CEO of Upsocial Network, Crypto Expert and Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange and Founding Member of Influxo. News Anchor, Vineet Malhotra discussed the following topics:

• How will this impact the total economic atmosphere of the country?
• Are cryptocurrencies such a threat to the economic environment of any country?
• What is the next step for India?
• How important is the concept of decentralisation when it comes to cryptocurrency?

Here’s what BigONE Chairman Anndy Lian had to say in an interview with India’s NewsX:

The right direction is to embrace cryptocurrency in all manners – because cryptocurrency is here to stay. It is the future of currency. In whatever way that it is called – currency or digital asset – it must be embraced.

Mainstream media may always say that cryptocurrencies are illegal as it may involve money laundering, among other things. But the fact is that the top currency used to carry out such illegal things is the very common US dollar.

Every move made via a blockchain is recorded on the chain. If Bitcoin is sent to a dodgy account, it’s going to be recorded on the chain. How will these dodgy accounts cash it out? Will they be so daring to do that?

BigONE is on the Top 40 list globally. All good exchanges must go through the same regulatory steps to ensure Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) processes are carried out. Through these frameworks, illegal acts are minimised.

Decentralisation does not, in any way, mean the removal of governments of taxes. It must be emphasised that when it comes to decentralisation, there is no intention of moving away from countries’ legacy systems or financial systems. Nonetheless, people are living in the real world, and not in the metaverse. Actual, physical money is still required to live as we head into the future.

The term “decentralisation” must not be tweaked in such a way that it is portrayed to be a bad thing. There exists proper entities – proper companies – to back the system. In the cryptocurrency world, everything needs to be registered. When founders of a project are doxxed, documentation to prove that will be kept in a centralised depository. If anything were to happen, tracing back to the person or team in charge will not be an issue.

It is imperative to redefine the term “decentralised” such that governments, family offices, and traditional banking staff know what it means exactly. In comparison to the traditional space, what is experienced in the cryptocurrency world is actually no different. For exchanges such as BigONE, different kinds of available financial requirements are stringently addressed. In this way, proper regulation is assured. Let’s be open-minded and address it.

The Indian government and crypto practitioners are open-minded and progressive about cryptocurrency. As the bill gets drafted, it is good that they would have all the experts to provide their confounding, broad, and elaborate views on what the cryptocurrency market pertains to, as well as the volatility and risks.

This is the second time Anndy Lian is invited to the NewsX Live commentary segment. The first time was with Garrett Minks, Founder & CTO, Rair and Vishal Malhotra, Actor on NFT.

The full video can be found on NewsX official channel:

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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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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