The last panel of the Blockchain Economic Forum is on Fundraising via SIEO and Regulation. The panel is joined by international experts: Sharon Lou (Managing Partner, Asia Pacific Venture Capital) Anndy Lian (Inter-Governmental Blockchain Advisor and Book Author of Blockchain Revolution 2030), Arnie Chaudhuri (Managing Partner, AV Group), Habeed Syed (Corporate and Securities Partner, B.J. Kang Law, Pc), Nizam Ismail (Founder, Ethikom Consultancy), Csaba Robert Horvath (Founder, Fusion Capital Partners) and Valentin Preobrazhenskiy (Founder, LAToken).
The panelists started the discussion by sharing their views on the future of the STO market. The initial comments seemed negative and lack of confidence but later all the panelists clarified their views.
“We are not negative. We are just cautious. STO and blockchain let us look at securities offering in a different manner. Instead of going through hundred of pages of prospectus, blockchain allows all these information to be found on the chain: Verified, transparent and trusted.” Nizam Ismail explained further.
Anndy Lian added “The crypto market in general right now is almost dead. Retail investors in the crypto market has dropped tremendously and their confidence level are low. The introduction of STO will bring in new accredited and global professional Investors into the market. Regulators like Singapore MAS are all ready to embrace this new market and there are already many talks in the global market on how this will change how securities are being traded. It will be impactful for the blockchain market. We will all see positive results in 2020.”
Other pressing issues on how the token economy is going to evolve in 2020 and how regulations will set in for blockchain projects in terms of fundraising were discussed.
“Entrepreneurs like to pushed the boundaries and drive towards innovation.” Arnie Chaudhuri shared. Many of the audiences agree to his perspective. Danny Ee, Founder of Ruby Wallet also shared his views after the forum that Arnie and all the speakers are very sharp: “I am a technologist, I pushed my boundaries too to make sure my wallet works well in the eco system. I want my work to be noticed. I need my investors and supporters to work towards my vision that sometimes can be seemed to be too innovative.”
The panelists are knowledgeable and have given many different angles to the issues raised during the forum. All of them are positive of the blockchain technology and want to see how STO will create positive impact to the market.
The Blockchain Economic Forum is organized by LAToken, a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens. It has recently entered CoinMarketCap’s Top 50 by trading volume.
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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 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”.