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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“Bitcoin miners cannot meet Grayscale Investments customer demand”/ “Майнеры Bitcoin не могут удовлетворить спрос клиентов Grayscale Investments”

“Bitcoin miners cannot meet Grayscale Investments customer demand”/ “Майнеры Bitcoin не могут удовлетворить спрос клиентов Grayscale Investments”

Thanks for quoting me on the article “Bitcoin miners cannot meet Grayscale Investments customer demand”/ “Майнеры Bitcoin не могут удовлетворить спрос клиентов Grayscale Investments”.

Adding on to what I have commented and quoted in this article.

“Greyscale Investments has doubled up their investment in Bitcoin. The company has bought 18.910 BTCs since 11 May 2020.

It is normal for an investment company to see the potential of Bitcoin, in fact, if they realised this earlier, the whole situation will be different.

I believe their daily investment from 607.62 BTCs to 1,112.35 Bitcoin is just the beginning. As the market builds more confidence for Bitcoin, their average daily will increase too.

Do bear in mind BTC’s supply is fixed and the demand is very strong. There may be an overflow of interest in other potential tokens too.”

Grayscale Investments is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, with more than $2.2B in assets under management as of March 31, 2020. Grayscale’s investment products are available to institutional and individual accredited investors through their respective periodic and ongoing private placements. Grayscale’s single-asset investment products provide exposure to Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Horizen (ZEN), Litecoin (LTC), Stellar Lumens (XLM), XRP, and Zcash (ZEC).

Through its family of 10 investment products, Grayscale provides access and exposure to the digital currency asset class in the form of a traditional security without the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping digital currencies directly. With a proven track record and unrivaled experience, Grayscale’s products operate within existing regulatory frameworks, creating secure and compliant exposure for investors. For more information, please visit www.grayscale.co.

You can read the full article in Russian at https://bloomchain.ru/newsfeed/majnery-bitcoin-ne-mogut-udovletvorit-spros-so-storony-grayscale-investments/

I have translated it in English  using Google Translate:

Bitcoin miners cannot meet Grayscale Investments customer demand

Grayscale Investments, which is part of the holding of millionaire Barry Silbert , after the May halving bought more than 18 thousand Bitcoin. Analyst Kevin Rook noted that the volume of investments of the asset management company is one and a half times the number of tokens mined by miners over the specified period of time.

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According to Ruka, miners have mined about 12,337 BTC since the third halving. During the same time, Grayscale-owned regulated cryptocurrency trust – Bitcoin Trust – acquired 18,910 BTC. It turns out that the trust buys 150% of all issued tokens. Rook also noted that after the halving, the company significantly increased the volume of average daily investments – from  607.62 BTC to 1112.35 BTC.

Changpeng Zhao , head of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange , has already noticed a Tweak tweet and noted that the demand for cryptocurrency exceeds supply. However, some community members feel that this is not good. For example, investor Andy Lian noted that the actions of Grayscale will lead to the appearance of another whale on the market, which will adversely affect the entire industry.

However, the increased activity on the part of the Bitcoin Trust is another indication that institutional investors do not share the position of the financial conglomerate Goldman Sachs, which opposed investments in cryptocurrency. Note that the crypto community has reacted quite rapidly to criticism of the investment bank. Users believe that his analysts were not able to appreciate the capabilities of this class of assets.

Grayscale Investments reports that as of May 27, 2020, the company managed assets with a total value of $ 3.6 billion. Moreover, most of these assets are accounted for precisely by Bitcoin Trust. He manages assets worth $ 3.2 billion – this is approximately 345,000 BTC at the current exchange rate, or almost 2% of all Bitcoin circulating in the network.

Recall that in the first quarter of 2020, Grayscale Investments attracted more than $ 500 million under its wing – this is almost as much as the company managed to attract for the entire 2019. Most of this money was invested in her bitcoin trust.

 

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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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