Interview with Anndy Lian, Book Author, NFT From Zero to Hero x Bybit NFT Marketplace x Blockcast.cc

Interview with Anndy Lian, Book Author, NFT From Zero to Hero x Bybit NFT Marketplace x Blockcast.cc

8,000 NFT books were being sold on Bybit NFT Marketplace. Anndy Lian, book author of NFT: From Zero to Hero catches up with his community together with Yao from Bybit and Scott Tripp from Blockcast.cc.

Zero to Hero marks the very first NFT book collection offered by Bybit. This new NFT collection is created by Anndy Lian, a celebrated thought leader in the crypto and NFT community. With its initial launch to the market on GrabPic, 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.

“We are happy to have Anndy as our first launch on GrabPic. We love quality NFTs, and Anndy fits the bill and set a good example for all of us. Bybit NFT Marketplace encourages all of you with good NFT to approach us.” Yao, Marketing Lead of Bybit NFT Marketplace commented.

The low price; high-quality strategy helps to bring more interest and brings life to the NFT marketplace on Bybit. Additionally, the marketplace will have a merge card function to be announced later in the month. Holders of previous GrabPic collections can get a chance to merge their NFT to receive more surprises.

“I am an author. I want more people to get the knowledge that I am sharing. I want like-minded people to use the book as a talking point. Scott for instance is based in Canada, I would be happy for him if he can be speaking to his local community about the book. Be the spokesperson and subject matter expert. Be an NFT hero!” Anndy Lian added.

In this interview, Anndy Lian revealed his plans for the book, his music that will also be launched alongside the book, and a lot more.

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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Upstart NFT marketplace LooksRare challenges OpenSea’s dominance

Upstart NFT marketplace LooksRare challenges OpenSea’s dominance

Upstart non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace LooksRare launched with a bang this week, transacting over US$1 billion in sales after only debuting on Jan. 10. Total sales figures are more than 40% of market leader OpenSea’s entire sales volume for the past week, according to DappRadar.

LooksRare has achieved this sales volume with only a fraction of the users of OpenSea. On Jan. 13, LooksRare’s sales volumes were more than five times higher than its main competitor, yet it did so with less than 3,000 users, compared to OpenSea’s 70,000.

Some have argued the NFT boom was drawing to a close after a peak in August, but sales volumes on LooksRare alone suggest strong demand remains in the market.

While LooksRare’s figures may seem hard to believe, the platform’s controversial incentive structure reveals how this may have been possible. LooksRare launched by airdropping its native LOOKS token to any OpenSea customer who had spent more than 3 ETH in the second half of 2021. This tactic is known as a “vampire attack” — when one platform uses incentives to lure away users from another — and LooksRare is the second major effort of its kind against OpenSea, the first being Infinity in October last year.

LooksRare says its systems ensure that any wash trading would be unprofitable, as daily LOOKS rewards are fixed while each transaction incurs fees, disincentivizing the practice. Though one industry watcher told Forkast the practice is clearly occurring.

“They did expect [wash trading]; it wasn’t ideal sales but they couldn’t prevent it,” said Yohann Calpu, CryptoSlam’s chief blockchain officer, telling Forkast the NFT aggregation company is trying to track authentic sales figures on the platform for a more accurate representation of the platform’s performance.

Calpu also said that while OpenSea maintained more than 90% of the Ethereum NFT market share, LooksRare has shown competitors can challenge this dominance by offering new features.

Despite the region being such a strong driver for the market, no major NFT marketplaces are based in Asia — both OpenSea and LooksRare are based in the U.S. Anndy Lian, Singapore-based founding member of NFT creative studio Influxo, told Forkast this is a product of the global nature of the technology, which proves that as long as the content is quality, it will be able to find a market.

“We are now in the crypto space; everything is international, everything is global,” he said. “As long as there is the right kind of intellectual property, NFT creators who have that following can [list it] anywhere, and they will get their fans in that region to buy it. Now the market is global, truly global.”

Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou showed this to be the case recently with his NFT collection PhantaBear. Chou’s collection topped Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) sales volume on OpenSea earlier in the week with more than 18,000 ETH (US$57,630) in sales volume in the past week — 10% more than BAYC’s for the same time, according to CryptoSlam.

“They do not hesitate because they know that by buying there’s a chance to appreciate in value and also the fact that it is a form of status — unlike some friends in the U.S.,” he said, “because the mindset is different.”

 

Original Source: https://forkast.news/upstart-nft-marketplace-looksrare-challenges-opensea/

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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AOL Commentary: “Web 3.0 marketplace will be greater when more people are talking and using it”

AOL Commentary: “Web 3.0 marketplace will be greater when more people are talking and using it”

GameStop NFT Marketplace Rumors Swirl — What It Means for the Future of the Meme Stock

GameStop is going meta. The company, which reached a somewhat cult status among the Reddit army with its meme stock, has posted a slew of NFT-platform and Web3 gaming jobs on its career page this week, and rumors are flying as to what and when the company will launch.

The company also has a barebone website dedicated to an NFT platform, which says “We welcome exceptional engineers (solidity, react, python), designers, gamers, marketers, and community leaders. If you want to join our team, send your profile or something you’ve built to: [email protected]

“Just like we saw with Amazon hiring for crypto and blockchain specialists earlier this year, we’re seeing more and more companies looking to integrate crypto and blockchain into their roadmaps,” Stephen Stonberg, CEO of Bittrex Global, told GOBankingRates. “The future includes crypto as well as its underlying technology blockchain — which has proven to be a catalyst of innovation in so many sectors outside of its well-known home base. Blockchain is really the key to a metaverse-esque future for gaming, retail, the medical sector, and other industries. It’s exciting to see frontrunners in each market category push for the integration of blockchain within their respective sector.”

The job postings include three director of marketing- NFT platform positions; three senior software engineers- NFT platform positions; and two product owner- Head of Web3 gaming positions.

Tobias Batton, Founder and CEO at Ex Populus, an entertainment brand and publishing platform built entirely on Ethereum, told GOBankingRates that “GameStop holds a very special place in the heart of the game and investment community and it’s encouraging to see the company leverage its resources to create an innovative new platform that drives the industry forward.”

Batton added that it is inevitable that smart contracts will become ubiquitous and commonplace in the commerce of games and even within the games themselves. NFTs in video games are the likely species of blockchain technology to lead the way in the mass adoption of crypto and its various appendages.

“We are cheering for GameStop and are eager to meet them in the arena as a competitor,” Batton said.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange and founding member of NFT studio and marketplace INFLUXO, echoes the sentiment, telling GOBankingRates that “it is good to see another mainstream listed company heading into the crypto space.”

“Many of my friends think that this is a bullish sign for investors. I also see Redditors are claiming that they will buy more GME Shares when the marketplace happens. There will be an overflow to the crypto markets, too. From our exchange’s perspective, we have received more inquiries about listing of NFT Marketplaces in the last 24 hours, Lian added. “With the added publicity, I believe more companies will ride on the waves and take this as a chance. This would also mean that we will see more blockchain and crypto adoption through storefront locations, for example. Web 3.0 marketplace will be greater when more people are talking and using it.”

GameStop started getting in the news last January, when retail traders on the subreddit group WallStreetBets, who were intent on taking down hedge-fund short sellers by buying shares of stocks that didn’t seem to have much of a chance of success, sent stocks, including GameStop, soaring (and then crashing). This led to a slew of events, including a record 400% weekly gain for the week ending Jan. 29, which triggered intense regulatory scrutiny. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its much-anticipated report on the GameStop frenzy, “the most famous meme stock, which raised questions about market structure and investor protections at the beginning of the year.”

 

Original Source: https://www.aol.com/gamestop-nft-marketplace-rumors-swirl-201145265.html

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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