Anndy Lian Interviews Pavel Matveev, CEO of Wirex: “Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation.”

Anndy Lian Interviews Pavel Matveev, CEO of Wirex: “Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation.”

Blockcast.cc: The payment tech industry is growing and one of the main player in my opinion is Wirex. My name is Jenny Zheng, Cofounder of Blockcast.cc. We are based in Singapore and have presence in South Korea, China and the USA. This afternoon, I have the chance to speak to the man himself, CEO of Wirex, Pavel Matveev. We have brought Anndy Lian into the house as well for this interview. He is an inter-governmental blockchain advisor, book author for “Blockchain Revolution 2030”, investor and recently took on the role as Asia CEO of DECENT Group, previously he founded the world first blockchain supply chain solutions for fast consumer goods. He will be the one posting the questions to Pavel and facilitate this discussion.

Jenny: Dear Pavel, good to meet you. Can you give an introduction of yourself?

Pavel: Hi Jenny, thank you for the interview. Hi Anndy, thanks for being here as well despite your busy schedule.

My name is Pavel Matveev. I am the co-founder and CEO of Wirex. As well as ensuring that the company is constantly pushing the boundaries of payment tech, I believe that my role includes facilitating and evangelising the mainstream adoption of distributed ledger technology across a number of industries.

Jenny: Our readers would like to know more about you, your past and current experiences or even your hobbies too. Can you share that as well?

Pavel: Sure. Before Wirex, I helped top-tier investment banks like Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse build trading platforms and algo-trading strategies. During this time, I recognised that the cost and inconvenience of off-boarding digital currencies was an impediment to their use by both consumers and businesses, despite the latent potential in a tokenised economy. Dmitry Lazarichev and I founded Wirex to solve some of these problems and allow people to use their cryptocurrencies in everyday situations.

In my free time, I like to swim, ski and play video games. Not all at the same time!

Anndy: Impressive background. Tell us more about Wirex. We would like to know more on the progress and the future roadmap. For your information, Blockcast.cc did the PR work for OKEX during your IEO stages for the South Korea market. I was in South Korea during that period of time and we know so much about your company. How was the last 12 months for WireX?

Pavel: It’s an exciting time at Wirex and we’ve recently hit some major milestones. Over the last 12 months, we have partnered with Stellar — preparing 26 fiat-backed stable coins to revolutionise international remittance.

The Wirex Token (WXT) — our own native utility token, built on the Stellar network was also released. We then launched our next-gen, multi-currency Wirex Visa travel card in APAC.

We went on with our development work and have completely overhauled and re-designed the Wirex platform and card in early 2019, including the introduction of interbank and OTC rates for fiat and crypto exchanges respectively.

Lastly, we have received JVCEA Type II membership in Japan.

Anndy: You must have great plans ahead after obtaining the Type II membership, maybe Type I? What geographical expansion plans do you have right now?

Pavel: In terms of geographical expansion, we will begin operating in Japan, Canada and the U.S this year. We’re currently working towards acquiring our Type I Licence from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) — this will establish the platform as a legal Crypto Asset Exchange Service Provider (only 19 companies have achieved this to date) and allow us to offer our full range of services to Japanese customers.

We’re also continuing to develop our business product, including merchant offers that will allow companies to circumvent traditional payment channels run by Visa or Mastercard and Stablecoin-powered remittance.

Anndy: One reason why I stepped up to be part of a government advisor for blockchain is that I do see that there are a lot of scams in the market and it is not getting any better, depending on how you see it. Of course in my line of work, I do see many companies trying their best to navigate this unregulated space to get the best-commercialised value for their business. How do you see the blockchain and cryptocurrency market in general?

Pavel: Blockchains first use was for the movement of money, e.g. — cryptocurrency or digital currencies. I believe digital currencies are the biggest thing to happen to the financial sector since the Bretton Woods agreement. Not only do they allow for a system of money that sits outside the authority and oversight of central banks and governments but they also enable businesses and consumers to circumvent conventional financial infrastructure.

Legacy banking rails are slow and expensive; cryptocurrencies allow for near-instant transactions at a fraction of the cost, with none of the fees associated with Mastercard and Visa payment infrastructures. Even cryptos market volatility can be mitigated through the use of asset-pegged stable coins such as Dai.

I certainly wouldn’t agree that it is ‘not getting any better.’ The introduction of the 5th Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) means measures are being taken to prevent digital assets being utilised for ransomware purpose. Generally, procedures in line with the regulatory requirements of the traditional financial service sector are being implemented across the industry — an important step in a previously unregulated space.

Anndy: How do you see the term decentralisation in the blockchain space? Do you think it is feasible? Or is there a need to “re-decentralise” it, giving a new meaning.

Pavel: It is feasible. In 2019, we’ve seen a lot of existing and new DeFi (decentralised finance) projects get traction and create real value for real users. Notable examples include MakerDAO launching its multi-collateral DAI upgrade. We expect this trend to continue and are keen on supporting and cooperating with the best projects in the space.

Anndy: What is the future of blockchain? How do you visualise it? Where are the breakthroughs?

Pavel: The future of blockchain is bright, as highlighted above. I believe it has positively changed the world and there are more industries it will have an impact on.

Whether blockchain will become mainstream is a question of when, not if. Cryptocurrencies and stable coins are already revolutionising payments, lending and other areas of finance. Blockchain overall holds huge potential in other areas, too — decentralised data storage, smart contracts and so on.

The overall quality of projects in the space is consistently improving. Real-life use cases beyond investment and trading are increasing and creating real value — this trend will continue.

Jenny: We have reached the end of the interview Pavel. Can you share an inspiring quote for our readers?

Pavel: A quote I admire from another giant in the tech space is:

“Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation.”

– Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

Jenny: Yes innovation is the key to the technology industry. Thank for your time Pavel and thanks Anndy for being here with us today.

For more information about Wirex, please go to www.wirexapp.com. You will discover a new way to pay, giving you total control of your crypto and traditional currency, wherever you are in the world.

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/blockcast-cc-exclusive-interview-with-pavel-matveev-ceo-of-wirex-our-industry-does-not-respect-tradition-it-only-respects-innovation/

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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MarketWatch: Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands” – Anndy Lian

MarketWatch: Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands” – Anndy Lian

“For the sake of discussion, I don’t think blockchain can do so much, it will change part of what we are doing right now, but it surely cannot change the world. Bridging the gap between rich and poor is not a job for blockchain. Stopping corruption, fraud, money laundering are also not tasks for this technology. Blockchain can only help to reduce and assist.” Anndy Lian gave a different opinion. “I also see that in the near future, 3-5 years, we will see security tokens go mainstream, and hopefully, the regulations can help to speed up the process for everything else.”

Anndy also gave his comments to the reporter off the stage saying that the future of blockchain is in our hands: “Blockchain is seen like a speculation tool and a big hype to many people and businesses like I have mentioned on the stage. If we want to see a better future for blockchain, we need to do a reality check by not adding on more fluff to the existing hype. We all have our own personal agenda. I can always sing the same song and say things that the general public likes to listen to and make blockchain a savior for humanity, but this is not right. At the right time, we need to properly educate the market and set a good example for our future.”

 

 

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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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StarTribune: Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands”

StarTribune: Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands”

Anndy Lian believes that the future of blockchain is in our hands and reminded all to reflect. He chaired the panel titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” at the World Blockchain Summit MARVELS on 20 November 2019 at Shilla Hotel, Seoul. Together with the panel of experts, they discussed the future of blockchain and the trends ahead.

The panel consists of Jonathan Kochmer (Former Amazon and Cofounder of RChain Asia), Jay Liang (Chairman of Hong Kong Blockchain Association), Nicola  Nicolas Jacquet (Director of Marketing of HDAC), Anndy Lian (Inter-governmental Blockchain Advisor of APO), Vazgen Yeghiazar (CEO of EDC Blockchain) and Saul Tarazona (Chairman of Fight to Fame).

Anndy started the panel by asking about how they think blockchain will evolve in the next 3-5 years.

“Blockchain will be in our lives without us knowing. The apps and dapps will adopt blockchain in some way or another without consumers knowing much.” Saul commented. Nicholas agreed on the viewpoint and added that blockchain would become a standard protocol, and it will be used very widely as part of the big system: “It will change our lives without us knowing.”

Vazgen suggested that In the near future, we can even tokenize ourselves. We will tokenize the value of an individual and receive direct investment using tokens. “The future of blockchain is unpredictable and I look forward to the limitless possibilities ahead!”

“In the last 150 years, most of the capital has been concentrated on the rich, but in the coming future, blockchain technology will share capital and expand the opportunity for anyone to join the market.” Jay shared his views.

“For the sake of discussion, I don’t think blockchain can do so much, it will change part of what we are doing right now, but it surely cannot change the world. Bridging the gap between rich and poor is not a job for blockchain. Stopping corruption, fraud, money laundering are also not tasks for this technology. Blockchain can only help to reduce and assist.” Anndy Lian gave a different opinion. “I also see that in the near future, 3-5 years, we will see security tokens go mainstream, and hopefully, the regulations can help to speed up the process for everything else.”

Anndy also gave his comments to the reporter off the stage saying that the future of blockchain is in our hands: “Blockchain is seen like a speculation tool and a big hype to many people and businesses like I have mentioned on the stage. If we want to see a better future for blockchain, we need to do a reality check by not adding on more fluff to the existing hype. We all have our own personal agenda. I can always sing the same song and say things that the general public likes to listen to and make blockchain a savior for humanity, but this is not right. At the right time, we need to properly educate the market and set a good example for our future.”

The panel agreed that blockchain has a very bright future ahead for everyone. Industries like finance, gaming, supply chain, medical and more will benefit from this technology. Industry 4.0, automation, artificial intelligence, deep learning,  internet of things will work more harmoniously together with blockchain. Blockchain will aid in closing up existing gaps such as security and introducing a new trust value.

This is the 7th World Blockchain Summit. The event is supported by Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul, Busan, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Busan Economic Promotion Institute, Chungcheongbuk-do Knowledge Industry Promotion Agency, Korea Blockchain Startup Association, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Korea Blockchain Society and Korea e-Sports Industry.

Park Bong-kyu, who is the Founder and CEO of World Blockchain Summit is very thankful for the support from the Korean community and also his friends from all over the world who came. At the summit, he also had good discussions on future policies with the Politicians. He had also lined up a group of exhibitors to showcase their blockchain work. Lastly, he made an alliance with Gaimin.io, who is based in Europe to develop on the eSports gaming market.

Korea continues to be one of the key countries for blockchain innovation. There will be more events and announcements ahead for the industry in months to come.

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Source: StarTribune

 

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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Erie News Now: Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands”

Erie News Now: Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands”
Friday, November 22nd 2019, 4:01 PM EST

Anndy Lian believes that the future of blockchain is in our hands and reminded all to reflect. He chaired the panel titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” at the World Blockchain Summit MARVELS on 20 November 2019 at Shilla Hotel, Seoul. Together with the panel of experts, they discussed the future of blockchain and the trends ahead.

The panel consists of Jonathan Kochmer (Former Amazon and Cofounder of RChain Asia), Jay Liang (Chairman of Hong Kong Blockchain Association), Nicola  Nicolas Jacquet (Director of Marketing of HDAC), Anndy Lian (Inter-governmental Blockchain Advisor of APO), Vazgen Yeghiazar (CEO of EDC Blockchain) and Saul Tarazona (Chairman of Fight to Fame).

Anndy started the panel by asking about how they think blockchain will evolve in the next 3-5 years.

“Blockchain will be in our lives without us knowing. The apps and dapps will adopt blockchain in some way or another without consumers knowing much.” Saul commented. Nicholas agreed on the viewpoint and added that blockchain would become a standard protocol, and it will be used very widely as part of the big system: “It will change our lives without us knowing.”

Vazgen suggested that In the near future, we can even tokenize ourselves. We will tokenize the value of an individual and receive direct investment using tokens. “The future of blockchain is unpredictable and I look forward to the limitless possibilities ahead!”

“In the last 150 years, most of the capital has been concentrated on the rich, but in the coming future, blockchain technology will share capital and expand the opportunity for anyone to join the market.” Jay shared his views.

“For the sake of discussion, I don’t think blockchain can do so much, it will change part of what we are doing right now, but it surely cannot change the world. Bridging the gap between rich and poor is not a job for blockchain. Stopping corruption, fraud, money laundering are also not tasks for this technology. Blockchain can only help to reduce and assist.” Anndy Lian gave a different opinion. “I also see that in the near future, 3-5 years, we will see security tokens go mainstream, and hopefully, the regulations can help to speed up the process for everything else.”

Anndy also gave his comments to the reporter off the stage saying that the future of blockchain is in our hands: “Blockchain is seen like a speculation tool and a big hype to many people and businesses like I have mentioned on the stage. If we want to see a better future for blockchain, we need to do a reality check by not adding on more fluff to the existing hype. We all have our own personal agenda. I can always sing the same song and say things that the general public likes to listen to and make blockchain a savior for humanity, but this is not right. At the right time, we need to properly educate the market and set a good example for our future.”

The panel agreed that blockchain has a very bright future ahead for everyone. Industries like finance, gaming, supply chain, medical and more will benefit from this technology. Industry 4.0, automation, artificial intelligence, deep learning,  internet of things will work more harmoniously together with blockchain. Blockchain will aid in closing up existing gaps such as security and introducing a new trust value.

This is the 7th World Blockchain Summit. The event is supported by Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul, Busan, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Busan Economic Promotion Institute, Chungcheongbuk-do Knowledge Industry Promotion Agency, Korea Blockchain Startup Association, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Korea Blockchain Society and Korea e-Sports Industry.

Park Bong-kyu, who is the Founder and CEO of World Blockchain Summit is very thankful for the support from the Korean community and also his friends from all over the world who came. At the summit, he also had good discussions on future policies with the Politicians. He had also lined up a group of exhibitors to showcase their blockchain work. Lastly, he made an alliance with Gaimin.io, who is based in Europe to develop on the eSports gaming market.

Korea continues to be one of the key countries for blockchain innovation. There will be more events and announcements ahead for the industry in months to come.

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Source: https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41361660/learning-through-reflection-the-future-of-blockchain-is-in-our-hands

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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Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands”

Learning Through Reflection: “The Future of Blockchain is in Our Hands”

Anndy Lian believes that the future of blockchain is in our hands and reminded all to reflect. He chaired the panel titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” at the World Blockchain Summit MARVELS on 20 November 2019 at Shilla Hotel, Seoul. Together with the panel of experts, they discussed the future of blockchain and the trends ahead.

The panel consists of Jonathan Kochmer (Former Amazon and Cofounder of RChain Asia), Jay Liang (Chairman of Hong Kong Blockchain Association), Nicola  Nicolas Jacquet (Director of Marketing of HDAC), Anndy Lian (Inter-governmental Blockchain Advisor of APO), Vazgen Yeghiazar (CEO of EDC Blockchain) and Saul Tarazona (Chairman of Fight to Fame).

Anndy started the panel by asking about how they think blockchain will evolve in the next 3-5 years.

“Blockchain will be in our lives without us knowing. The apps and dapps will adopt blockchain in some way or another without consumers knowing much.” Saul commented. Nicholas agreed on the viewpoint and added that blockchain would become a standard protocol, and it will be used very widely as part of the big system: “It will change our lives without us knowing.”

Vazgen suggested that In the near future, we can even tokenize ourselves. We will tokenize the value of an individual and receive direct investment using tokens. “The future of blockchain is unpredictable and I look forward to the limitless possibilities ahead!”

“In the last 150 years, most of the capital has been concentrated on the rich, but in the coming future, blockchain technology will share capital and expand the opportunity for anyone to join the market.” Jay shared his views.

“For the sake of discussion, I don’t think blockchain can do so much, it will change part of what we are doing right now, but it surely cannot change the world. Bridging the gap between rich and poor is not a job for blockchain. Stopping corruption, fraud, money laundering are also not tasks for this technology. Blockchain can only help to reduce and assist.” Anndy Lian gave a different opinion. “I also see that in the near future, 3-5 years, we will see security tokens go mainstream, and hopefully, the regulations can help to speed up the process for everything else.”

Anndy also gave his comments to the reporter off the stage saying that the future of blockchain is in our hands: “Blockchain is seen like a speculation tool and a big hype to many people and businesses like I have mentioned on the stage. If we want to see a better future for blockchain, we need to do a reality check by not adding on more fluff to the existing hype. We all have our own personal agenda. I can always sing the same song and say things that the general public likes to listen to and make blockchain a savior for humanity, but this is not right. At the right time, we need to properly educate the market and set a good example for our future.”

The panel agreed that blockchain has a very bright future ahead for everyone. Industries like finance, gaming, supply chain, medical and more will benefit from this technology. Industry 4.0, automation, artificial intelligence, deep learning,  internet of things will work more harmoniously together with blockchain. Blockchain will aid in closing up existing gaps such as security and introducing a new trust value.

This is the 7th World Blockchain Summit. The event is supported by Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul, Busan, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Busan Economic Promotion Institute, Chungcheongbuk-do Knowledge Industry Promotion Agency, Korea Blockchain Startup Association, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association, Korea Blockchain Society and Korea e-Sports Industry.

Park Bong-kyu, who is the Founder and CEO of World Blockchain Summit is very thankful for the support from the Korean community and also his friends from all over the world who came. At the summit, he also had good discussions on future policies with the Politicians. He had also lined up a group of exhibitors to showcase their blockchain work. Lastly, he made an alliance with Gaimin.io, who is based in Europe to develop on the eSports gaming market.

Korea continues to be one of the key countries for blockchain innovation. There will be more events and announcements ahead for the industry in months to come.

 

 

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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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