Anndy Lian’s speech at Block Review Thailand Roundtable- Ethereum Merge: Everything you need to know

Anndy Lian’s speech at Block Review Thailand Roundtable-  Ethereum Merge: Everything you need to know

Block Review organized a roundtable lunch in Bangkok Thailand, on 26 July 2022. 20 carefully selected guests were present at the event. The guest comprises former minister, senior bankers, and c-suite technology founders.

The roundtable aims to let stakeholders understand more about blockchain technology and how this can help with their businesses.

The event is closed door, held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Mr Anndy Lian, who is based in Singapore is not able to attend the event in person, had his session recorded with the agreement of all the participants. Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international, public listed companies and governments. He is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur, book author, investor, board member and keynote speaker.

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. He also 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.

The topic of the roundtable is Ethereum Merge: Everything you need to know.

The Merge represents the joining of the existing execution layer of Ethereum (the Mainnet we use today) with its new proof-of-stake consensus layer, the Beacon Chain. It eliminates the need for energy-intensive mining and instead secures the network using staked ETH. A truly exciting step in realizing the Ethereum vision – more scalability, security, and sustainability.

At the Ethereum Community Conference in France, Vitalik Buterin said that Ethereum is just 40% complete—and there’s plenty more coming after the “merge.” The Ethereum mainnet with the proof-of-stake beacon chain—is just the first in a series of planned upgrades.

Ethereum will then undergo further upgrades, which he calls the “surge,” “verge,” “purge,” and “splurge,” he told the conference. These terms are no strangers to Ethereum followers.

Highlights of Ethereum 2.0 aka The Merge:

– Ethereum will move to a POS consensus when it merges with the Beacon Chain

– ETH2 is not a new asset. ETH in your wallet or exchange account will not be impacted.

– Ethereum’s transition to POS will bring numerous benefits, including improved efficiency, scalability, and security, as well as reduced centralization

Anndy answered some of the questions that were being asked:

  • What is Ethereum 2.0’s release date?
    The Ethereum development community is making good progress and we expect ETH 2 to go live in 2022. As of July 2022, the Ethereum core developers updated the Ethereum merge timeline with a tentative launch date sometime during the week of September 19th, 2022.

 

  • Why is Ethereum moving to proof of stake?
    Ethereum’s transition to proof of stake will bring numerous benefits, including improved efficiency, scalability, and security, as well as reduced centralization.

 

  • Will ETH gas fees be cheaper?
    No, it will not be cheaper. Gas fees are governed by simple supply and demand. If there is more demand than supply, then gas prices are high. If there is more supply than demand, then gas prices will be low.

 

  • Is ETH 2.0 a new coin?
    No. There is only one $ETH. There is no $ETH2.

 

  • Is Ethereum going to be on POS?
    Yes. Ethereum’s current POW consensus will be shelved. However, the network will still operate the same to its end users.

 

  • Is ETH 2.0 going to help the current ecosystem?
    Yes. The projects that are built on Ethereum will benefit greatly from the upgrade.

 

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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Blockcast.cc Roundtable Discussion in South Korea: Connecting Global Gaming Markets

Blockcast.cc Roundtable Discussion in South Korea: Connecting Global Gaming Markets

Blockcast.cc organized a further roundtable meetup focused around the gaming industry in South Korea on 21 January 2020. This particular roundtable was held with the intention of further developing the gaming market and bridging the gap between gamers in Europe and gamers in Asia.

Blockcast.cc (www.blockcast.cc) led by Jenny Zheng, is a Singapore based blockchain media company with special interest in the gaming market. Blockcast.cc have successfully strategized blockchain gaming companies that are in sectors such as online casino, horse racing, esports and more. This time in Korea, they wanted to explore new partnerships and realize more gaming companies working together.

(From left to right- Anndy Lian, Peter Lee, Clive Aroskin, Jenny Zheng)

During the roundtable meeting, Gaimin.io and Nix Mobba successfully agreed to explore working together.

Nix Mobba (www.nixblock.com) is an international company that focuses on gaming related services like payment processes and digital assets. Their CEO James Kim, a serial entrepreneur, most recently invested into fashion as well. James and his team are very active in the esports arena with their own professional sports team and clothing brand and also organize regional esports events. Nix Mobba are registered in both South Korea and Singapore.

Gaimin.io (www.gaimin.io), a UK company based out of Manchester, is a blockchain powered gaming platform that allows passive monetization of gamer’s GPUs when not being used for gaming. Gamers are rewarded with the Gaimin.io native GMRX crypto token which can be used as a payment method directly on the Gaimin.io platform’s marketplace allowing gamers to enjoy an improved gaming experience. Clive Aroskin, COO of Gaimin.io had specially travelled over from meetings in Switzerland, to be present.

Nixpay is one of Nix Mobba’s product lines that allow gamers to convert digital assets into Korea’s currency, the won, and vice versa. Both James and Clive met each other for the first time and both of them liked the idea of connecting gamers from both markets together.

(From left to right- James Kim, Park Bong Kyu, Anndy Lian, Clive Aroskin, Jenny Zheng)

“Nix has access to the Korean and Chinese markets. Our technology is mature and has proven commercials. It will be good if we can capture the European market through Gaimin.io. We have connected our technology departments together this afternoon and this starts our intention to collaborate.” James remarked.

“A big thank you for the roundtable table organized by Blockcast.cc. We had really good discussions on how to work together with Nix Mobba. We have also managed to meet many other friends in Korea who are gaming centric and fully understand the vision of how our platform will change the gaming market. My team were delighted to hear this news and are already working hard to create a formal MOU with James.” Clive said. “Our third IEO with Biconomy gives us even more confidence and a wider reach of target audiences. This latest IEO work gave us the opportunity to return to Korea and meet partners like Nix to further our journey.”

“I flew in specially for this roundtable event and it was worth the effort. I have met numerous gamers over this series organized by Blockcast.cc and many of them want to see what blockchain can do for the gaming industry. I also managed to get a glimpse of the Gaimin.io mining plugin on Clive’s laptop and it looks great! Now, we are looking forward to the public download for the mining plugin.” Anndy Lian, Member of Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of the Republic of Korea commented.

The roundtable series is part of the Blockcast.cc roadmap to reach out to blockchain companies. Blockcast.cc also aims to interview 150 blockchain professionals and organize their flagship event “Redecentralise” in 2020. For more information about Blockcast.cc, visit www.blockcast.cc/interviews.

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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”.

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Roundtable Discussion: Blockchain Insights & Beyond

Roundtable Discussion: Blockchain Insights & Beyond

Thanks for the exclusive lunch invitation. It is my honor to be part of their roundtable discussion and be a part of their theme “Blockchain Insights & Beyond”. See you on 2 October 2019.

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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