Analysis of Blockchain Technology Adoption for ESG Initiatives in Business

Analysis of Blockchain Technology Adoption for ESG Initiatives in Business

In today’s world, environmental, social, and governance initiatives are accelerating, becoming a criterion for businesses seeking investments from socially conscious investors. As a result, companies have begun to invest billions of dollars in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to address wider societal concerns than simply bottom-line profitability. The importance of ESG in these times cannot be overstated, as there is a need to raise awareness of global social and economic inequality and develop effective governance frameworks to address these issues.

 

Adoption of blockchain technology can be very beneficial in promoting ESG initiatives by improving overall decentralized infrastructure and, in the long run, making these initiatives digitized and automated. For example, a recent report from Banking America with predictions for 2022, confirmed that one of the biggest trends in corporate America is ESG: “Nine in ten banks are paying attention to ESG and one in two would change parts or all of their business in response to new regulations. But nearly one in five, or 17%, says regulations won’t ever be put forth, a dangerous assumption given SEC chair Gensler’s public comments to the contrary.” It seems so-called ‘ESG risk’ is a real concern, and not just for corporate America.

 

In this article, the aim is to look at various pain points surrounding emerging ESG initiatives that blockchain technology can help solve. While at the same time aware of the fact there’s no unified definition, which means the ESG label is used in a variety of ways. The second layer of complexity to this whole discussion is that the leading blockchain technology, Bitcoin has itself been criticized on ESG criteria, particularly regarding its high energy use. Indeed, a joint letter to leading US congressional representatives, from a whole host of national and international organizations, pointed to the importance of considering ESG when looking at the regulation for crypto to address “the real negative climate and environmental justice effects, which merit close attention by policymakers.

 

The role of Bitcoin in energy consumption

Bitcoin as the first blockchain employs a proof-of-work consensus that necessitates a significant amount of energy. According to reports, bitcoin mining consumes more than 100 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity per year, enough to power an entire country. For example, Scotland has a population of just over five million and requires 25 TWh of electrical energy each year. It’s argued that the energy requirements of bitcoin mining have hampered the adoption of blockchain technology, as skeptics believe Bitcoin pollutes the environment, generating high carbon emissions year after year. While this is partially correct, BigONE believes these figures have been misinterpreted.

 

According to a Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF) report, 76% of proof-of-work miners worldwide use renewable energy, and renewable energy powers 39% of total proof-of-work mining. Looking at these statistics, it is clear that over time, Bitcoin miners will increasingly resort to using renewable energy that has much less impact on the environment when mining Bitcoins. In addition, current estimates show that Bitcoin’s energy consumption will reduce over time, after peaking in the next decade. As crypto guru Nic Carter said in a Twitter reply thread to the October 2021 protest letter to US politicians: “Miners also participate in demand response, meaning they aren’t online when the grid is overburdened. Their presence dramatically improves economics for renewables and does not compete with households during scarcity events.” Furthermore, given the recent crackdown on miners in China, experts believe that energy consumption in Bitcoin mining will be significantly reduced, allowing for the adoption of blockchain technology in ESG initiatives.

 

ESG initiatives helped by blockchain technology

Blockchain technology can be a valuable tool in mitigating environmental issues such as climate change and carbon emissions. BigONE would look at some aspects of ESG initiatives that can be improved further by blockchain technology, such as:

 

  • Improving supply chain traceability and efficiency: Blockchain technology has the potential to improve supply chain traceability, an issue that has come to the fore with the global impact of COVID-19 on logistics. At another level blockchain technology is a distributed ledger technology that can protect important company data from hacking because data is stored in a decentralized manner. This has a significant application in the food industry. Consumers’ demand for ethically sourced products has increased, particularly in the food industry. Users can use blockchain technology to trace the supply chain of these products and determine whether they are safe for consumption.

    As a result, blockchain technology improves the environment for suppliers, distributors, transporters, and retailers by making supply chains more efficient. In 2018 a report on ‘The Economic Impact Of Smart Ledgers On Word Trade’ estimated the potential impact of blockchain technology worldwide to be “anything from a ‘modest’ rise in global trade of $35 billion per annum to perhaps as much as $140 billion.” Indeed, as global logistics has been hit by a squeeze in the supply of containers, the report estimated that using blockchain could be reduced by $46 per container. Meanwhile, BMW is using blockchain to “ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains.”

 

  • Combating climate change: With the introduction of blockchain technology, the use of renewable energy can be expanded, potentially leading to a reduction in carbon emissions. Additionally, blockchain technology can be used to enable carbon offset, a way to compensate for emissions by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. Companies can use blockchain to offset their carbon footprint by investing in sustainable environmental projects.

    To put this in context, the Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty organization has begun accepting cryptocurrency donations to increase the availability of carbon offsets. When asked about the impact of blockchain technology in combating climate change, Adelyn Zhou, the chief marketing officer of Chainlink Labs, said, “While many people are voluntarily altering their consumption habits to combat climate change, a global shift in consumption will likely require significant incentive changes to drive sustainable behavior.

    Self-executing contracts enabled by a combination of blockchains and oracle networks that pull data from the real world can automate incentive systems to directly reward practices that help our environment.” Zhou points to the Green World Campaign and Cornell University who in partnership are developing smart contracts that will reward people who successfully regenerate tracts of land by increasing tree cover, improving soil, and implementing other restorative agricultural practices. “When Chainlink oracles pull-proof of land improvement (via satellite imagery) onto the blockchain, it triggers the smart contract to release a payout. With this system, land stewards can quickly and efficiently receive their rewards,” Zhou confirmed.

 

  • Standardized ESG reporting: BigONE also believes that blockchain technology can improve the current reporting standards for ESG initiatives. One of the most severe issues with ESG initiatives is a lack of accountability, as no mandated reporting standards exist. This can be addressed by implementing blockchain technology, which increases transparency and consistency associated with blockchain reporting frameworks and standards. According to Alberto Saavedra, in an article in Advance ESG, precise and timely information is required to allow for periodic adjustments to assure the company’s ESG goals are being met.  “The verification of the accuracy of this information is crucial. And it is exceedingly complex when the supply chains cross multiple geopolitical boundaries. Blockchain, a relatively new technology known best for cryptocurrency, can play a key role,” Saavedra confirmed.

 

BigONE’s support for ESG

We also believe it would be counter-productive to focus on the narrow argument about Bitcoin’s energy consumption while overlooking the numerous benefits this integration can provide. Instead, we should focus on the fact that blockchain technology has already played a critical business role, particularly in the finance and gaming industries. As a proponent of ESG initiatives BigONE believes more sustainable infrastructure can be put in place with the incorporation of blockchain technology, improving the overall positive outcomes of such initiatives. In addition, blockchain technology can enhance governance frameworks and sustain value by providing much-needed transparency and verification processes.

As a testament to its ESG credentials on January 7 BigONE Exchange listed an exciting new crypto project aiming to grow solar power using its innovative tokenomics. It’s making use of the exchange’s new automated market maker (AMM) service to give a share of dividends to each user who contributes to the liquidity pool, to ensure a successful listing. The liquidity mining-based system will place the funds in the funding pool according to the AMM’s algorithm to provide greater liquidity for each market. The Light DeFi’s own crypto network fee is financing the development of a new solar power plant in northeast Brazil.

 

With an estimated annual revenue of $500,000, and around 80 jobs in the first part of the project, work has already started on building the solar power plant in São Luis do Curu, using local labor as part of their wider commitment to sustainability. BigONE chairman Anndy Lian joined Light DeFi as an investor and advisor to help lead their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) and blockchain efforts. It was Light DeFi’s community that was crucial to bringing him to the sustainable project in blockchain technology. Through a tweet in which blockchain expert Anndy Lian wrote that to save the planet, the first step would be to join in the clean energy space, Light DeFi’s community responded with many of the community replied by writing about Light DeFi’s revolutionary project. BigONE chairman Anndy Lian said: “To deliver on the ambitious targets to reduce emissions, to deliver on social justice and governance, we need to use blockchain solutions in order to provide data accuracy and transparency. Individuals, and the public and private sector need to work together to meet climate goals, and cryptocurrency and smart contracts running on the blockchain provide necessary infrastructure from micro incentives through to macro tracking.”

 

Original Source: https://hackernoon.com/analysis-of-blockchain-technology-adoption-for-esg-initiatives-in-business

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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#Noonies2021 Awards: The List of Winners in the Technology Category

#Noonies2021 Awards: The List of Winners in the Technology Category

HackerNoon loves to celebrate tech! So naturally, the Technology category of 2021 Noonies is the prolific sweet spot of all the HackerNoon contributors and internet-wide tech heroes.

 

Overall, the 2021 Noonies have gathered:

 

Out of those, the Technology category alone was able to generate 80+ different awards.

 

To see the winners simply visit noonies.tech, pick an award, and discover which name appears at the top. That’s the winner!

 

The Noonies Winners Annoucement series will announce some of the top founders, hackers, and makers in all 6 categories.

 

So, without further ado, here are our 2021 Noonies Technology winners [cue drumroll]:

 

Founder of the Year

 

Sure, sex is good, but have you ever persevered after chasing your passions in the face of unlikely odds? It’s better. Here’s another one of those moments—a recognition better than sex.

 

Just another perk in a long line of delicious milestones you will celebrate. Long live ingenuity and perseverance. Keep on being the spectacular innovator and creator that you are.

 

The winner is:

Paul Sokolov

 

Top Tech YouTuber

Technology is eating the world. Nominate your favorite tech Youtuber whose videos have helped you make informed.

 

The winner is:

Programming With Mosh

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – BUSINESS

Business stories from those who made it or are listening to Drake while trying to make it.

 

The winner is:

Michael Brooks

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – BUSINESS-STRATEGY

How not to fuck-up your business.

 

The winner is:

Behzad Sharifi

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurs are not born. They’re forged. Hit the forge here.

 

The winner is:

Michael Brooks

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – ENTREPRENEUR

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality ENTREPRENEUR stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Michael Brooks

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – WEBDEV

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality WEBDEV stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Stanley Lim

 

AI Genius of the Year

It doesn’t take an AI algorithm to know that these guys are geniuses worthy of recognition. 🏆

 

The winner is:

Rishit Dagli

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – WEB-DEVELOPMENT

HTML/CSS, Javascript, Angular, React, and other stories by those who build the frontend of the Internet.

 

The winner is:

Rodrigo Kamada

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – CUSTOMER-SERVICE

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs.

 

This award is for the highest quality CUSTOMER-SERVICE stories on HackerNoon!

 

The winner is:

#Alcor

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – FUNDRAISING

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality FUNDRAISING stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Golubev_Od_UA

 

Cheeky Genius of the Year

This prestigious award is intended to celebrate the geniuses too laz-pardon me, intelligent, to deal with everyday life in a mediocre way. Have you, someone you know, or heard of, created an amazing life hack? This is the award for them.

 

The winner is:

Atri Sharma

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – FUNDING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality FUNDING stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Golubev_Od_UA

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – PRODUCT-MANAGEMENT

 

Happy, Horror, and Inspirational stories from managers tasked with the unenviable task of getting stuff done.

 

The winner is:

Noa Ganot

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – HEALTH

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality HEALTH stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Mike Shine

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – LEADERSHIP

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”― Harry S. Truman

 

The winner is:

Noa Ganot

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – CAREER-ADVICE

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs.

 

This award is for the highest quality CAREER-ADVICE stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Shravan Kumar B

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MANAGEMENT

Management is NOT responsible for you being an idiot. Hopefully, these stories help.

Noa Ganot

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – APPLICATION

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry.

 

And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality APPLICATION stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Anupriya

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – VC

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality VC stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Christian Kameir

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – INVESTING

Tips on how to invest but NOT on what to invest in. Bummer!! We know.

and the winner is….

Arian Adeli

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – FINANCE

“Money is the most universal and most efficient system of mutual trust ever devised.” ― Yuval Noah Harari

 

The winner is:

Daniel Jimenez

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – FOUNDER-STORIES

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs.

 

This award is for the highest quality FOUNDER-STORIES stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Postoplan

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – STRATEGY

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality STRATEGY stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Anupriya

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – BEGINNERS

This is a beginner-friendly zone. We’ve all been there. Make yourself comfortable, take a sip of your fave beverage and start learning. You absolutely got this.

 

The winner is:

Shravan Kumar B

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – CAREERS

Work work work work work.

 

The winner is:

Shravan Kumar B

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – HEROKU

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality HEROKU stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Lola Odelola

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – CUSTOMER-EXPERIENCE

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality CUSTOMER-EXPERIENCE stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Alcor

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – INTERVIEW

What do the tech experts say?

 

The winner is:

Elizabeth Lvova

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – Computer Vision

You write it. It happens. Congrats on your accurate visions, maybe you should invest!

 

The winner is:

Emil Bogomolov

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – ECONOMICS

Oh, so you’re ready to dive deeper into how topics like tech, crypto, and DeFi affect the economics around us? We like your determination. Go for it.

 

The winner is:

DisCO.coop

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – UBER

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality UBER stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

2ndrew

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MOBILE-APPS

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality MOBILE-APPS stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is:

Anupriya

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TECH

The hottest technology takes on tomorrow’s tech, today.

The winner is:

ITRex

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – Token

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. Especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality COVID 19 stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Daniel Jimenez

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – WORK

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality WORK stories on HackerNoon.

The winner is:

Davit Ayvazyan

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – RECRUITING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality RECRUITING stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Gilad Shoham

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – HEALTHCARE

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality HEALTHCARE stories on HackerNoon!

ITRex

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – HIRING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality HIRING stories on HackerNoon.

The winner is:

Gilad Shoham

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TECHNOLOGY

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ― Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible.

 

The winner is:

ITRex

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – WEBSITE-DEVELOPMENT

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality WEBSITE-DEVELOPMENT stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

juniNguyen.

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – FOUNDERS

Where founders share what they learn on the go. Read founder-related content: everything from challenges, success stories, leadership tips, to experiments.

 

The winner is:

Adetolani Eko

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – BANKING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality BANKING stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

Decentro

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – APPS

 

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality APPS stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

 

Ruchir Kakkad

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TECHNOLOGY-TRENDS

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality TECHNOLOGY-TRENDS stories on HackerNoon.

 

The winner is:

ITRex

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MESSAGING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality MESSAGING stories on HackerNoon.

 

Juxtathinka

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MICROSOFT

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality MICROSOFT stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Jack Boreham

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – GOOD-COMPANY

Good Company – because we don’t want you to deal with the bad ones.

and the winner is….

Reintech

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – INVESTMENT

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality INVESTMENT stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Juxtathinka

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – FOUNDER-ADVICE

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality FOUNDER-ADVICE stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Ritika Mehta

 

Hero of the Startups

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Muhammad Bilal

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – NETWORKING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality NETWORKING stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Sonny Alves Dias

 

Top Slogging Maestro

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Arthur Tkachenko

 

Master of Technology Insights

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

L.B. Lewis

 

Master of Discovery

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Jarett Dunn

 

Hero of the Blockchains

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Anndy Lian

 

Guru of New Applications

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Rachel Lee

 

Top Security Expert

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Jessica Truong

 

The Ultimate Blockchain Guru

This award is issued out of respect for this person’s talent, as well as their display of good character towards some unexpected campaign quirks. Thank you!

and the winner is….

Craig Williams

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – APPLE

The best experience all your money can buy.

and the winner is….

 

Ishan Joshi

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – PRODUCT

 

‘Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.’ – David Ogilvy

and the winner is….

Nishit Raj

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – GOOGLE-CLOUD-PLATFORM

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality GOOGLE-CLOUD-PLATFORM stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Sharmistha Chatterjee

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – ANDROID

Hey there, iOS haters!

and the winner is….

Anna Giduz

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TRADING

You’re most likely looking at crypto trading related articles right now, no? But occasionally the community may surprise you with something more traditional.

and the winner is….

 

Aaron Decker

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – PRODUCT-MANAGER

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality PRODUCT-MANAGER stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Danila Fetisov

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – SLACK

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality SLACK stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Product School

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TEAMWORK

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality TEAMWORK stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

John

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MOBILE-APP-DEVELOPMENT

mobile-app-development – one of the most abused tags on Hacker Noon.

and the winner is….

Caricofe

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – IPHONE

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality IPHONE stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Harshanki Thakker

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – GO

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality GO stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Daniel

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TIME-MANAGEMENT

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality TIME-MANAGEMENT stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

RachelEleza

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TECH-CAREERS

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality TECH-CAREERS stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Tatiana Melnichuk

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – TEAM-PRODUCTIVITY

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality TEAM-PRODUCTIVITY stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Matt Chung

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – STOCK-MARKET

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality STOCK-MARKET stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

L Mathieson

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – SMARTPHONES

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality SMARTPHONES stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Will Goto

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – SAAS

All SaaS related stories sorted in one nice internet space. From growth stories, lessons on entrepreneurship, to breaking down business models and more:

and the winner is….

Katarina Harbuzava

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – PROJECT-MANAGEMENT

‘How many project managers does it take to change a light bulb? Trick question. They can’t actually do it. But they can record what percentage is complete.’

and the winner is….

Catherine Skorobogataya

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – PRODUCTIVITY

Looking for a #LifeHack? You’re in the right place. But first ask yourself, how many Pomodoros have you even done today?

and the winner is….

Amy M Haddad

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – OUTSOURCING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality OUTSOURCING stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Steve Kehler

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MONITORING

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality MONITORING stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Rungutan

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – MOBILE

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality MOBILE stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

Anna Giduz

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – JOBS

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality JOBS stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

mitchelldirt

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – IOS

The most loved and the most hated OS.

and the winner is….

Lucas Oliveira

 

HackerNoon Contributor of the Year – COPYRIGHT

The Noonies celebrates the amazing people who power the technology industry. And especially those who write, those who shine a spotlight on triumphs, fumbles, hacks, why’s that, how-tos and breakthroughs. This award is for the highest quality COPYRIGHT stories on HackerNoon

and the winner is….

SharpShark team

 

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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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KBCC Panel 1: Blockchain Technology, Development, Innovation & Opportunity

KBCC Panel 1: Blockchain Technology, Development, Innovation & Opportunity

Korea Blockchain Conference (KBCC) was held at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Grand Ballroom on the 15th February 2022.

KBCC was conceptualized and curated to help the growth and development of the blockchain industry. The event helps to let the South Korean audiences know more about the technology and also bringing foreign talents to share their experiences with the local.

The opening session was given by HS88 Chairman Kim Ho-seong. The session ended with a video congratulatory speech by Won Hee-ryong, a member of the People’s Power, and Lee Sang-ki, the Korean representative of the World Blockchain Organization (WBO).

Hoon-ki Park, Secretary General of the Busan Blockchain Industry Association, and Hyung-joong Kim, a special professor at the Graduate School of Information Security at Korea University have also shared their insights.

There are numerous foreign blockchain experts who participated in the event too. The panel titled Blockchain Technology, Innovation And Opportunity. The panel is led by Jenny Zheng (ByBit, NFT BD Lead), Anndy Lian (Big One Exchange, Chairman), Davy Goh (Passion VC, CEO), and Joe Lu (Origin Storage, Partner) , and Hwang Byung-sun (Big Bang Angels, CEO).

“As an exchange operator and investor, the main driver for blockchain technology is utility. There are better use cases as we progress. The integrated of Web 3.0, gamefi and NFT help to related with more people and allow new blood into the business. Meme coins are also another trend that cannot ignore. Their communities are the real assets in time to come.” Anndy Lian, Chairman of BigONE Exchange said.

Jenny Zheng, the business development lead of by Bybit NFT marketplace also mentioned in the panel that Korea has always been a very powerful country in the field of entertainment & gaming industries and Bybit is looking for more opportunities to work with good Korean projects in those fields. “NFT is surely a trend that you cannot ignore. More and more companies are getting on. Do not be a late adopter.”

“I am in the fund management business and there is a strong demand and interest in blockchain technology investment. We need to quickly fill up the gaps and start to explain what is blockchain to the traditional players. If we can get them to understand what this technology can do, we will see more funds flowing into the industry.” Davy Goh, CEO of Passion Venture Capital explained.

The global blockchain market is currently about 2,000 trillion won and has achieved explosive growth in blockchain-related industries such as exchanges, blockchain companies (Defi, NFT, Metaverse, etc.). However, the domestic blockchain industry is undergoing regulatory enforcements such as special tax laws and taxation before entering the system, and general investors are not protected by policies that do not have clear guidelines. In order to improve this and help all parties to understand this industry, KBCC will continue to hold international conferences in the future with the aim to aid the development of the blockchain industry.

 

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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