Thanks for the Blockchain Journalist Awards Recognition from #Uptrennd

Thanks for the Blockchain Journalist Awards Recognition from #Uptrennd

Thanks Uptrennd for the awards recognition. I got third place for the Best Blockchain Journalist award.

The Community has Spoken and the votes have been counted for Uptrennd’s Blockchain Community Awards. The Winners are as followed in the list below for each category. Big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and tag people and projects for each award. The winners are as followed below.

 

Best Technical Analysis

1st @John8Kelvin2
2nd @JDalmulder
3rd @domscrypto

 

Best News Source

1st @AltcoinBuzzio
2nd @Cryptonomist_en
3rd @Cointelegraph

Best Community

1st @Bananocoin
2nd @RapidsRPD
3rd @IOTA

Best Crypto Exchange

1st @binance
2nd @Beaxy
3rd @hitbtc

Best Crypto Wallet

1st @Tronwalletme
2nd @TrustWalletApp
3rd @enjin (Wallet)

Best Crypto Youtuber

1st Chris Mueller
2nd DGB Chilling
3rd Altcoin Buzz

Best Blockchain Conference?

1st @anonsummit
2nd @Reimagine2020
3rd @BlockchainVoice @blockchain_con


Best Crypto Twitter

1st @eirik_the
2nd @Cryptonomist_en
3rd @officialmcafee

Changemaker/Innovator

1st @zibin – PundiX
2nd @colinjcantrell – Nexus
3rd @jimmyzhong_iost/@terrence_iost – IOST Founders @vitalikbuterin – Ethereum

Best Payment Coin

1st EosDT
2nd Nimiq
3rd Apollocurrency

Biggest Train Wreck

1st @steemit
2nd @BitcoinSV
3rd @OfficialXYO & @ApolloCurrency

What is the best fiat onramp/offramp

1st @CoinFlipATM
2nd @coinbase
3rd @BinanceJE & @cryptocom & @UpholdInc

Favorite Female Personality In Crypto?

1st @peko0413
2nd @AmeTomasicchio
3rd @IrishGirlCrypt1

Who Has The Best Podcast?

1st @CRYPTO101Pod
2nd @cryptocampfire
3rd @APompliano


Who is the Best Blockchain Journalist?

1st @jilliangodsil
2nd @AmeTomasicchio
3rd @anndylian

 

What is the best smart-contract platform in crypto?

1st @Pundixlab
2nd @Ethereum
3rd @Universa (UTNP)


Who has the best developer community in crypto?

1st @PundiX
2nd @Nano
3rd @DigiByte

Best DeFi Project?

1st @pundixlabs
2nd @RCNFinance
3rd @nexofinance & @Cryptocom & @Fuse_network


Biggest Contribution To Adoption In The Last Year?

1st @PundiXLabs
2nd @RapidsRPD
3rd @FerrumNetwork


Best DAPP?

1st @22RacingSeries
2nd @appics_official
3rd @UplandMe

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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Knnit Speaks to Anndy Lian, Singapore Blockchain Expert on “The Purpose of 2nd Tier Crypto Exchanges”

Knnit Speaks to Anndy Lian, Singapore Blockchain Expert on “The Purpose of 2nd Tier Crypto Exchanges”

  1. Can you tell us more about yourself?

My name is Anndy Lian. I have been active in the blockchain market since 2017. I had my first bitcoin in early 2010 when they are worth much lesser basically. Right now I spend most of my time advising governments and also acting as the Chairman (Asia) for Decent Foundation based in Switzerland and Chairman (Singapore) for Korean eSports Industry Association. I am also a book author for Blockchain Revolution 2030.

 

  1. In your view, do second-tier crypto-exchanges do enough to differentiate themselves? Do they have unique selling points? What do they offer that bigger exchanges don’t?

Top few exchanges seem to have everything, not much left for the second-tier and small exchanges so they are working/ struggling especially hard, just to survive. The only advantage they have compared to the big brothers is they are too small to be on the radar so they can be more “wild”. You seldom see a coin goes 100X on big exchanges but it’s still happening on second-tier and small exchanges. However small exchanges close down every month so users who like to “gamble” will choose the second-tier exchange over the big ones.

 

  1. What, if anything, can second-tier exchanges do to differentiate themselves? Do you expect such exchanges to succeed in introducing unique features in the future?

Yes, they need to have a new model, their own models, the first in the industry kind of model to succeed. However, new model also means high uncertainty and risk. You do it well you become Bitmex, you do it wrong Fcoin is your example.

 

  1. Does the crypto system really need smaller, second-tier exchanges? What role do they serve, if any?

Yes, smaller, second-tier exchanges are like the catfish in the sardines, more players mean more competition, more competition brings more innovation and better services. Those newcomers they are standing on the shoulders of giants, they can build their exchanges on the most neat and efficient manner, they can try new features more freely, respond and adjust to the market faster.

 

  1. Do you expect to see consolidation in the cryptocurrency exchange sector in the future? How much consolidation?

It’s already happening:

1) Many exchanges are opening their branches abroad, sometimes they do it themselves but more times they collaborate with local exchange partners( eg. OKEx & OKEx Korea).

2) Small/New exchanges are opening/switching their businesses on/to big exchange’s cloud services so they can start easy and cheap, when they grow big they can even get investment from the big exchanges.

3) Big exchanges are also collaborating more and investing in other exchanges eg Binance investing into WazirX India.

 

  1. What other observations do you see in the crypto exchange market?

New crypto exchanges will pop up now and then. Those who inspired to start an exchange will go to companies like ChainUp, HyrdaX, SHIFT etc. Some trends were possibly be revived such as DAPP Gaming Store and Decentralised Exchanges (DEX) in the mid of 2021 too. I am keeping a close lookout on these possibilities. In the nutshell, crypto exchanges are here to stay and here to make more noises for the crypto and blockchain communities.

To learn more about blockchain, you can visit Anndy Lian at his website (http://www.anndy.com) and follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/anndylian).

This interview is brought to you by KNNIT and Blockcast.

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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