“Is Cryptocurrency a Fad or for the Future?” Anndy Lian Shares with Wealth Secrets Community

Join Anndy Lian and his hosts to talk about “Is Cryptocurrency a Fad or for the Future?”. The event will be held on 16 September 2020, 1 pm GMT on Podbean and Spotify.

Some topics are:

Can you brief us about cryptocurrency? Is it different from BlockChain Technology?

Is any digital currency a cryptocurrency? What are stable coins?

  1. Who are the major players of the crypto market?
  2. Why the hype about cryptocurrency? Is it worth it?
  3. Bitcoin went from being worthless in 2008 to $1,000 in the span of three years, before dropping to a low of $250 in just a few months, then rising meteorically to nearly $20,000 in 2017, and plunging to historic depths yet again just a few months later. With such volatility, is it really a safe haven as they say? Compared to gold?
  4. What are the major factors hindering the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies? How long do you think it’s going to take for cryptocurrency to be accepted in the mainstream?
  5. Looking at the cryptocurrency timelines (From Nakamoto, The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox, went offline declaring bankruptcy. Theft and scam concerns emerged. And recent scam activities associated, do you think cryptocurrency over fiat currencies is safe?
  6. How is cryptocurrency solving the problems associated with fiat?
  7. With the government of different countries having different attitudes towards considering cryptocurrency as a legal tender, people unaware of its mechanism consider it to be a risky investment. What could be the next major milestones for cryptocurrencies?
  8. Should crypto be taxed? What are some regulations that you think may not favour cryptocurrencies going forward? How can the government and policymakers help preserve and stabilize the crypto community?

 

 

Updated on 16 September 2020 with LIVE Youtube recordings:

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Anndy Lian To Moderate at the CABA ASEAN Summit 2020 on Technology Adoption & Investment Trends

Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC will moderate a Panel Discussion at the CABA ASEAN Summit 2020 on 16 September 2020. Together with the panellists, they will be talking about technology adoption & investment trends and in particular on artificial intelligence and deep tech.

We will cover the following topics:

> Transformation of business technology – Opportunities, risks, and solutions
> Liability for artificial intelligence – Who is responsible
> Playing catch up – Regulation vs technology: The legal issues
> Creations and inventions by artificial intelligenceWho owns them?
> Ethical artificial intelligence – How do you prevent artificial intelligence from being misused?

You will also be hearing from:
> Dr Andrew Wu, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Meshbio Pte Ltd
> Sheeram Iyer, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Prisma Global
> Stephen Ho, Group Chief Operating Officer, Skylab Group

6th RHT CABA ASEAN Summit, with the overarching theme of “ASEAN – Dynamic Capabilities” delivered on a hybrid format on 15-16
September 2020, from 10am to 1:30pm.

This year, we are introducing a new component to the Summit centred on the China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA), a platform to promote business ties and collaboration for the China and ASEAN region. A series of insightful CABA forums will be held in the lead up to the Summit.

In 2020, Covid-19 wreaks havoc in all aspects of our lives globally. The health of the world’s population, economy and environment takes centre stage as organisations grapple with an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. The Summit’s focus on harnessing dynamic capabilities aims to deliver insights that will help businesses and organisations thrive during challenging times. The specially curated programme will dive into sustainability and the environment, healthcare, technology and intelligence. Up to 250 C-Suite Executives, ASEAN business leaders and industry professionals from various economic sectors are expected to attend. Past summits have also attracted the attendance of the diplomatic community and numerous Ministers as the guest-of-honour.

Join them on this 2 days conference,  Minister Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law will also deliver his keynote speech.

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Anndy Lian Speaks to Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, DeFi & beyond

Blockcast.cc: Dear Bobby, this is Anndy Lian, I am a governmental blockchain advisor, book author and most recent Board Member of Hyundai DAC. We have in fact met very briefly in Malaysia during one of your meet-up. Good to hear from you again, can you give an introduction of yourself?

Bobby: Sure! I’m the co-founder of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest cryptocurrency data aggregator in the world.

CoinGecko provides comprehensive information derived from thousands of data points such as price, trading volume, market capitalization, developer strength, community statistics, and more. We currently track over 7,000 tokens from more than 400 exchanges.

Blockcast.cc: Tell us how you started CoinGecko?

Bobby: I met my co-founder, TM Lee in 2013. We were both interested in Bitcoin and were trading some alternative cryptocurrencies. We wanted some additional data such as community and developer data that was not available anywhere else. We decided to track these data on a website and make these data available for other people as well. This was how CoinGecko got started.

 

Blockcast.cc: What is your vision and mission for CoinGecko? What do you aim to
achieve in the long run?

Bobby: Our mission is to empower the cryptocurrency community with a 360-degree overview of the crypto market. We believe that in the future, anything of value that can be tokenized will be tokenized. We are building the infrastructure needed to track this decentralized future where we will have millions of tokens trading in the world and we aim to help traders get the relevant information for these tokens.

 

Blockcast.cc: I have openly commented on how the metrics do not work well in today’s context where many of the projects/ exchanges washed their trades. How do you see this? How can this be improved?

Bobby: Yes, we used to sort exchanges by trading volume. However, by early-2019, we started noticing that many exchanges were conducting wash trading and faking their trading volume numbers to appear larger and more liquid than what they actually are. We were not happy that the results for exchanges were no longer accurate and felt a deep responsibility to our users not to divert them to these small exchanges faking their volume.

Thus in May 2019, we introduced an algorithm to rank exchanges called Trust Score. This algorithm looks at multiple metrics for exchanges such as bid/ask spread, orderbook depth, web traffic estimate, exchange API quality, AML/KYC compliance and cybersecurity practices to give a holistic overview of each exchange’s quality. Exchanges are graded on a 1-10 scale and many of the exchanges conducting wash trading were no longer ranked at the top on CoinGecko.

 

Blockcast.cc: How is your ranking metrics compared to other similar platforms?

Bobby: We were the first crypto data aggregator to move away from ranking exchanges using trading volume. We saw how this metric had been manipulated by many non-regulated exchanges and introduced Trust Score to look at other liquidity based metrics.

Our metrics take into account several factors mentioned above such that it is holistic and robust. It does not use anyone single factor that can be easily manipulated by exchanges. We are also constantly looking to improve Trust Score and have done a few improvements since our launch.

 

Blockcast.cc: Will there be a chance that CoinGecko will transform into a wallet or an exchange? If no, will the group most likely to invest indirectly into the ecosystem?

Bobby: We view wallets and exchanges as our partners and have no plans to offer either of the above services for the time being.

If there are interesting opportunities to invest, we may consider it on a personal capacity as CoinGecko does not currently invest in any companies directly.

 

Blockcast.cc: What is your personal opinion of the blockchain and crypto industry? What is the future like?

Bobby: We view the blockchain and crypto industry as a multi-decade growth industry similar to how the Internet industry was in the early-1990s. There are tremendous opportunities offered in this space. It is still very hard for the average person to use crypto apps and as these apps get easier, faster, cheaper to use, it is expected that the mainstream audience will start using them and fuel growth in the years to come.

Blockchain and crypto industry offers permissionless innovation and there will be many interesting protocols and applications launched in the future. We view a future where there will be millions of tokens and we are building the foundation needed to support this future.

 

Blockcast.cc: How do you see Bitcoin, do you think Bitcoin will go to a value of $100,000 per coin like some said?

Bobby: Yes, I don’t see why Bitcoin will not go to $100,000 in the next few bull runs. Can’t tell when but eventually in the future. Bitcoin’s price is highly speculative by nature.

 

Blockcast.cc: Apart from Bitcoin, can you name 5 more coins that you see huge potential?

Bobby: I am particularly interested in seeing how Ethereum will perform as most of the innovations are coming on top of the Ethereum platform such as Decentralized Finance.
I am also interested to see how exchange tokens such as Binance Coin perform. Will it evolve from a fee-burn model or convert into some sort of governance model in the future.
I am also paying some attention to governance tokens such as Maker, Kyber and Compound. These governance token models will probably be something that will be adopted by many token teams in the future.

 

Blockcast.cc: Please share an inspiring quote for our readers.

Bobby: I like this quote by Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia:

“Believe the unbelievable, dream the impossible and never take no for an answer.”

 

Blockcast.cc: Tan Sri Dr. Fernades is indeed an inspiring legend in the South East Asia Market. I have the honour to meet him in Singapore over dinner many years ago. He is an industry changer. Thanks for your time Bobby. Your insights are great. Keep up the good work for the crypto industry. 

 

 

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/blockcast-cc-in-conversation-with-bobby-ong-co-founder-of-coingecko-believe-the-unbelievable-dream-the-impossible-and-never-take-no-for-an-answer/

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Anndy Lian to Speak at RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Forum 2020

I will speak at the RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Forum, happening online on 28 August 2020 on Sustainability & Blockchain. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment will be Guest-of-Honour and the Keynote Speaker for the virtual forum. See you later this week.

Many companies are under the microscope for struggling to prioritise sustainability in their business and operational strategies. Being at the forefront of sustainability is not only about excelling at compliance and reputation building, finding market opportunities, and meeting growing consumer interest in sustainable practices.

At the heart of sustainability leadership and development in every organisation is a culture that creates a lasting, tangible impact on our society. But what are the top business practices that are shaping corporate sustainability and reaching its targets today? Learn about these determinants and more at the RHT RMF GAIL Sustainability Forum, happening online on 28 August 2020, Friday 2:15pm to 5:15pm.

 

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Quick AMA with Anndy Lian on DeFi at Asia Blockchain Community

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks for the time everyone. Today at Asia Blockchain Community, we want to answer some of your questions on DeFi since we have several AMAs in the past one month. Drop your questions now.

Anndy Lian will try to answer them. Anndy Lian is an intergovernmental blockchain advisor. His latest appointment is the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group where he looks after the governance and compliance aspects of the business. Hi Anndy. 

Anndy Lian: Thanks, sorry I had limited time today. I will try to take on 3-5 questions.

 

 

Questions from the channel (https://t.me/Blockcastcommunity): 

Shuja Hashmi, [14.08.20 19:43]
DeFi is one of the hottest topics in the blockchain space right now. Do you think DeFi will disrupt the existing financial system?

What are your expectations in the future implementation of the Blockchain Technology? In what way will the average person be influenced by Blockchain?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:43]
What is the transparent part of the token

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:44]
Can we stake credit and the other token ??

Abid Rana, [14.08.20 19:44]
Defi is taking the market, are not people running behind making their investments double instead of solving real-world problems?

❤❤❤Momma Apple💛💛💛, [14.08.20 19:44]
Give Insights on DeFi market and future opportunities.

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:45]
Guys, Q&A will not be relating to PROXI, can ask anything relating DEFI

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:45]
What major part will solve it DEfi ? What is ETH difference with this

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:45]
Is Defi is full transparency and full secure..?

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:46]
With the emergence of new cryptocurrencies, utility tokens what can #defi project offer to the investors and coin holders in terms of the sustainability and stability of this platform?

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:46]
we will close the floor till 19:50 🙂 then Mr. Anndy will start to answer

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:46]
How Defi can impress new investors in Cryptocurrency?

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:47]
How does #defi project provide real-world data to smart contracts?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:47]
Did Defi is good in a real lifetime,?

❤❤❤Momma Apple💛💛💛, [14.08.20 19:47]
Give Insights on DeFi market and future opportunities.

Shuja Hashmi, [14.08.20 19:47]
What is future Of DeFi project’s after YAM Scam? How average person will gonna Trust on DeFi Projects?

Venkatz K, [14.08.20 19:47]
Is De-Fi is fully Structured or still runs on Trial and Error Method?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:48]
How Defi can maintain their success? Or it will go down?

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:48]
Community support is by far one of the biggest factors for the success of a project.
What has the team #defi has planned on increasing the user experience?
How can the community get involved and be a part of your projects?

Abid Rana, [14.08.20 19:48]
#Defi is everywhere, in fact, taking over the whole market which is already in its evolution stage. New people scamming using the defi projects, what do you think will not hurt already shaking the reputation of crypto as it is very easy to be used for terrorist activities

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:49]
Are there big Communities of Defi or small community of every Defi project?

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:49]
1 more minute 🙂

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:49]
Defi can change real life of people’s to help like in Fiat market?

Jack ♥️♥️♥️, [14.08.20 19:50]
What inspired you about Defi??

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:50]
floor will be closed

❤❤❤Momma Apple💛💛💛, [14.08.20 19:50]
Q. What are the benefits of Defi project in everyday usage i? How effective will they be if there is a market crush and why?

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:50]
Mr. Anndy you can start to answer

♥ #Ms khate 💛👈, [14.08.20 19:50]
What was the value of tron in market cap haha

Jenny Zheng, [14.08.20 19:51]
@anndylian

 

 

— Replies —

Question 1: Shuja Hashmi: 

DeFi is a relatively new item and some say it is a fad. But to me, DeFi is giving us a new future to handle finance. So let’s not be unheartened by YAM and give a bad name to the whole DeFi market.

Anndy Lian: 
Whether YAM is a pure error or they do it on purpose, I don’t know. But I do know that if a project pumps too high in a short time, this is not sustainable.

An average person should not invest in DeFi. They should know what is DeFi before putting their hard earned money into it.

Right now it is the bull market (in my own opinion), we need to manage the risk properly. We should not overleverage ourselves and believe that a token could be pumped to 1000% returns.

So if we control our greed, then we will most likely fall into the trap of fake DeFi.

 

 

Question 2: Jack

Defi can change real life of people’s to help like in Fiat market?

This is a double-edged sword.

Anndy Lian:
While many complained about fiat, many love fiat because they know how to navigate in the financial system.

So for a straight forward answer: Yes DeFi will change our lives. CeFi and DeFi are complementary to each other.

So in order for DeFi to make it big, we need more decent projects, better people running them and not let history repeats itself by allowing the traditional banking people to ruin this again.

 

 

Question 3: Mahathi

What about JUSTSwap?

Anndy Lian:
In one of the article where the editor asked for my opinion, I said that ETH is taking the lead and all others are chasing his tail.

This is still the case.

But Tron and its ecosystem may be able to change some of the Defi problems that we are facing right now. Gas fees

If you are into Uniswap and all, you will notice that the gas fees are very high right now.

Well many of us are able to pay it since the possible returns are high enough to cover the cost.

BUT!!!

I cannot accept the fact that when I pay a high gas fee and the transaction still fail.

Imagine each transaction fail will means that we pay around $5 for a fail transaction.

It is not right to charge for fail transactions.

And since it takes time, we lose gas fees and also opportunity cost.

This is a double loss for many of us.

So I do hope to see JUSTswap making a difference in it

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks, Anndy for his time. Stay on Asia Blockchain Community to learn more about blockchain. See you soon. 

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/quick-ama-with-anndy-lian-on-defi-at-asia-blockchain-community/

 

About Asia Blockchain Community (#ABC):
Asia Blockchain Community (ABC) is a community that is based in Asia and run by Asian. We know the market very well and is backed by panel of blockchain & crypto experts and influencers. Our mission is to create value for projects & members & educate the general public about blockchain and crypto through the work in our community.

About Blockcast.cc:
Blockcast.cc is a broadcasting news source for the blockchain community. Founded in South Korea and Singapore, Blockcast has a network of contributors in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. We have helped global blockchain and cryptocurrency companies reach their marketing, public relations and advertising goals.

 

 

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Talk about DeFi with Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC & Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether

Blockcast.cc: This is our weekly segment where expert meets expert. Let’s meet, Paolo Ardoin0 CTO of Tether & Anndy Lian Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC. Hi gentlemen. 

 

Paolo & Anndy: Hi Jenny.

 

Blockcast.cc: Let me start off with this question: Tether has grown significantly, what is your partner’s network like at Tether?

Paolo: The market cap of Tether has recently risen above US$11 billion. Tether works across a diversity of different blockchains, including Algorand, Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni and Tron. Further, Tether operates a robust AML regime underpinned by adherence to, as a baseline minimum, U.S. Bank Secrecy Act standards.

 

Blockcast.cc: Ethereum is the market leader for DeFi now, do you think they will keep this position for long? Who else is the next contender?

Paolo: We are not in a position to comment on Ethereum’s longevity in DeFi. Definitely, we expect to see other blockchains trying to catch up and compete in this space. However, the Ethereum community continues to be really supportive of Tether. Their support has contributed to numerous DeFi projects wanting to use Tether for their projects.

 

Blockcast.cc: Tether is an enabler in the crypto space. Do you have plans for tether in the DeFi market?

Paolo: Tether (USDt) is playing a central role in the rapid ascent of decentralized finance (DeFi). As the most liquid, stable and trusted stablecoin, USDt will continue to help shape industry developments in a decentralized manner. We are aiming for USDt to be adopted by more DeFi projects, and that USDt will become the reserve currency of DeFi.

 

Blockcast.cc: Lastly, how do you see the DeFi space shaping up in two, three or five years?

Paolo: The DeFi space will continue to drive an alternative financial system that is disintermediating the need for banks and trusted centralised third parties. We will continue to see innovation in the DeFi space with USDt functioning as the reserve currency of DeFi, providing much-needed liquidity across the leading platforms in the space.

 

Blockcast.cc: I saw that you have been commenting about DeFi. Let me start with this question. At the moment, available data suggests that the vast majority of total DeFi value is locked into platforms that use the Ethereum blockchain. In your view, why is this the case? Is Ethereum the best platform for DeFi? Or was it simply the early mover?

Anndy Lian: Ethereum has the first-mover advantage as of many times in the crypto history from taking the lead to the early ICO to smart contracts and now DeFi. Ethereum is the 2nd on the chart and one of the best testing bed for the industry. If Eth cannot make Defi work, no one else can.

 

Blockcast.cc: Besides Ethereum, Tron and EOS have a notable presence in the DeFi space. Do you expect them to increase their market share in the future?

Anndy Lian: The market share is starting to spread but it will be slow. Ethereum will take the lead till 2021 on Defi while the rest are playing catch up. Justin Sun’s Tron DeFi project are gaining traction too but not as fast. We may be expecting to see big movements there too.

 

Blockcast.cc: How do you think the launch of Ethereum 2.0 will affect this picture? Do you expect Ethereum to increase its market share once it transitions to a more scalable proof-of-stake consensus mechanism?

Anndy Lian: When ETH goes into its full scaling mode, they will create another wave, it could be after Defi. I hope the 2.0 era will help elevate all coins. Tether will play a big part in this new wave too by providing liquidity.

 

Blockcast.cc: Lastly, how do you see the DeFi space shaping up in two, three or five years’ time? Will Ethereum still be the main DeFi blockchain?

Anndy Lian: The bubble is huge in the Defi space going at the current pace. The kind of return investors get from sites like Uniswap are very high, at times it is like an overnight 100%. If the current players create a proper environment and follow some form of governance, Defi will grow stronger in the next 2 years time. But if everyone is trying to get short term gains and every project tries to become “DeFi”, then this crazy period will just be a shorter ICO like run for the industry. Thanks, Jenny for bringing us together for this segment.

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks, Anndy and Paolo for the wonderful replies.

Paolo: Likewise, we are all building up the crypto ecosystem.

Anndy: We are all shifting toward a decentralised finance era and there will be more excitement to come.

 

Blockcast.cc: Thanks gentlemen for your time with us this evening. This interview is bought to you by www.blockpaths.com and facilitated by www.blockcast.cc. For more interviews, please go to www.blockcast.cc/interviews.

 

Original Source: https://blockcast.cc/interviews/fireside-exchange-with-blockchain-experts-paolo-ardoino-and-anndy-lian-shifting-towards-decentralized-finance-era/

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Interview with Anndy Lian on Crypto-Wednesday Episode 10


Asia is constantly breaking new ground in crypto, blockchain and FinTech and it is time to hear from experts with deep regional expertise. Thus, Crypto-Wednesdays is proud to feature a wide-ranging interview with internationally recognized business strategist and acclaimed author of “Blockchain Revolution 2030” – Anndy Lian.

Anndy has been involved in a multitude of initiatives and projects in Korea, Singapore, and beyond, including the Asian Productivity Association and Linfinity (the world’s first distributed supply chain platform). Anndy has incubated several startups and is an active/activist investor with a keen sense of the opportunities arising from deploying disruptive technologies in the world’s most vibrant and expansive economic space.

All this activity and thought leadership has drawn the international media’s attention and Anndy has become a frequent studio guest and cited expert.

So… what can Anndy tell us about how politics, investing, crypto and blockchain will play out in Asia in the epochal 2020s? Join us and find out.

TIME & DATE
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

5:30 AM Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
2:30 PM Central European Time
8:30 PM Singapore Time

 

ZOOM Info
https://zoom.us/j/89200977541

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FOMA Magazine Feature Interview with Anndy Lian on Art and Blockchain: “In code, we trust art. Heading global with blockchain.”

Thank you FOMA Magzine for the interview. It is always good to share how blockchain can be adopted. Art industry will definitely benefit from this technology.

 

 

Art is part of our lives, we see them in all shapes and forms. Technology plays a similar part in our lives too, in every step we make.

I have travelled around the world meeting people and advocating blockchain technology since 2017. During this period, I have managed to convince governments, government-linked companies, schools and also traditional businesses to embark on the technology journey. Many of them are happy with the decision and especially during this COVID period, they have benefited more than before as the world has gone into the digital space and blockchain been the technology that enhances security plays a vital role.

In this article, I would like to share about the art industry and how digitalising their work will bring them more good than staying traditional.

 

What is art?

To me, art is an expression of human creative skills and imagination. It is typically in a form of painting, sculpture or music, literature or dance. Ultimately, it expresses the artist’s conceptual ideas, technical skills and creatively intended to be appealing to the senses and emotions.

 

How big is the art industry?

The global art market grew 6% in 2018 to $67.4 billion in sales, according to economist Clare McAndrew’s report “The Art Market 2019,” released by Art Basel and UBS on Friday. That total makes 2018 the second-biggest year for the art market in the past decade, trailing only 2014 when sales totaled $68.2 billion according to statistics obtained from Artsy.

Art on the secondary market is often sold at an auction house. The artwork will be made available to the public and anyone can observe the price and buy it. Many times, gallery owners also bid at the auction to control the market price and value. I believe that a combination of art and technology will help to increase transparency in the industry. Blockchain can play a big part in it.

 

Going virtual

In the current pandemic times, everyone is encouraged not to travel. I do see that art is going digital too. Rembrandt, Miro, Banksy fetch millions at Sotheby’s virtual art auction. This is their new live stream auction format featured many pieces of artwork spanning five centuries of art history. This event attracted bidders from all over the world and managed by auction house’s staff from New York, London and Hong Office offices. Technology enables the sale. Good art waits for no man, be it virtual or physical.

 

What is the future for art?

As we move a step ahead on art and technology. I want to share a few things.

  1. NFT Collectibles Art

NFT stands for non-fungible tokens. Tokens are not mutually interchangeable and each token is different, as opposed to regular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin that are fungible. These characteristics make NFT tokens perfect for verifying the ownership of unique digital items, like crypto collectables and digital art.

  1. Blockchain Tracking and Tracing + Authenticity

As mentioned, tokens can able verifications of digital collectables. It can also track, trace and even verify physical artwork as well through the use of blockchain technology, which is the underlying technology that supports tokens and cryptocurrencies. The ability to authenticate the artwork on the spot through the records that are captured on the blockchain can give buyers confidence in the transaction and may also increase the value of the artwork as everything about the artwork from maintenance records to where they were kept were all made available.

  1. Global Marketplace+

Right now we are in a global market for art trading and auctions, managed by leading auction houses. I hope in time to come, a decentralised marketplace on blockchain and cryptocurrencies can recreate into a marketplace+ and go onto the mainstream art world. There will be no middlemen, artwork can be verified immediately on chain and transacted directly using cryptocurrencies. Artwork can be sold in any parts of the world in a more trusted environment. This would be the ideal scenario.

 

“In code, we trust art.

Heading global with blockchain.”

 

 

About FOMA Magzine
FOMA (Fear Of Missing Art) is an international mag for immutable culture. We feature artist profiles, discussions & insights into the crypto-art movement.

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Blockchains are not Immutable, Nothing is 100% Secure

Thanks, Albert Arroyo at CapitalBay.News for quoting me in his report.

I have also added another comment on Twitter on the same topic:

Enjoy your read and read more updates at www.anndy.com.

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Binance CEO and co-founder, Changpeng Zhao has said something that could be utterly shocking for a large number of supporters of blockchain technology. In a tweet, on Thursday, CZ said that blockchains are not immutable, and nothing is 100% secure. He added that it was better to be transparent about the risks rather than hiding them.

Binance CEO

For the most part of the last decade, blockchain and crypto companies boasted of being part of the immutable technology, and Binance is no exception. In fact, a great number of users entered the crypto-blockchain industry allured by the immutability and security that it promised. CZ defended his statement saying that he loves blockchain technology, to a point that he could dedicate all of his time and energy to it.

CZ Binance

CZ’s remarks came in reaction to a report which stated that a hacker netted more than $5 million in the Ethereum Classic 51% attack. He further said,

CZ said

CZ’s comments might not only affect the popularity of blockchain technology but also raise questions on the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. Crypto proponents have kept raving about the fact that digital currencies are immutable, despite the numerous attacks on crypto exchanges and networks. Though the Binance chief’s remarks may ruffle a few feathers, the positive is that this could open a door to questioning and discussions, which could only benefit the users.

Anndy Lian, an inter-governmental blockchain advisor, also agreed with CZ and added that nothing is 100% secure when there’s human involvement. However, he added that blockchain increases the degree of immutability.

Binance

 

Source: https://www.capitalbay.news/blockchains-are-not-immutable-nothing-is-100-secure-cz/

 

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Anndy Lian endorses the book “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (2020)

Thank you once again and having me to endorse the book “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (2020).  The book was successfully launched on 30th July 2020 in New York by the publishers, Business Expert Press, LLP (BEP) New York, NY and is available on Amazon.

“Leadership in Disruptive Times will rock readers with stunning new perspectives. I like the emphasis on the usage of technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrency in the near future to advance in the vision of Industry 4.0. The need to use new technology to create a new value of ‘trust’ will be something we have to look into.

This book will be a good reference for leaders who want a good overview of the post-COVID times. The new world clearly values those that can deliver disruptive innovation.”

Anndy Lian
Blockchain Advisor
Asian Productivity Organization (APO)

 

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Anndy Lian Shares “Ethereum Will Remain The Dominant DeFi Platform: Analyst Opinion”

Thanks CoinGenius for covering my comments made in the earlier article on DeFi and Ethereum.


Ethereum Will Remain The Dominant DeFi Platform: Analyst Opinion

Ethereum will remain the dominant Defi platform despite the attempts of other blockchains such as TRON and EOS of trying to catch up. Most of the total value locked into DeFi is locked in Ethereum based platforms and it seems that things are going to stay this way as per the Ethereum latest news.

The industry observers believe that Ethereum will remain the dominant Defi platform because the growth among Defi enabling blockchains will come from other network effects as well as utility and capacity. With Ethereum boasting the first-mover advantage and the rapidly growing, it will be the best place to be for DeFi. ETH is by far the most dominant blockchain according to the data from the DeFi pulse, accounting for 90% and 99% of the total value locked in DeFi platforms. Looking at the data, all of the 36 Defi platforms are based on ETH and out of the 4 billion now locked into these 36 platforms.

According to industry observers, this dominance will come not so much from ETH being superior but from it being the first platform to move and gain a decent base. According to Anndy Lian, the Singapore-based crypto advisor:

 “Ethereum has the first-mover advantage, as it has had at previous times in crypto history, from taking the lead in ICOs [initial coin offerings] and smart contracts and now DeFi.”

Lian noted that Ethereum has the biggest market cap in crypto and is one of the best testing platforms for the industry so if it cannot make Defi work, no one can. A spokesperson for the Maker Foundation said that Ethereum’s current success lies with the fact that it was able to build upon the activity on the blockchain which attracts even more users and more activity:

 “Scope, size and amount of activity on Ethereum are critical factors driving the DeFi ecosystem.”

The Maker Foundation spokesperson suggested that other blockchains that can interoperate with the build on top of ETH have the chance of expanding their market share:

 “Chains that can easily integrate or build across Ethereum should be able to take advantage of that activity and grow with it by providing scale for DeFi apps.”

The market shares of EOS and TRON will go upwards in the upcoming months as per the EOS newsletter and Anndy Lian isn’t sure how fast this growth will be:

 “The market share is starting to spread but it will be slow. Ethereum will take the lead till 2021 on DeFi while the rest are playing catch up.”

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Source: https://coingenius.news/ethereum-will-remain-the-dominant-defi-platform-analyst-opinion/

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以太坊近期不会把40亿美元的DeFi宝座交给EOS

以太坊具有先发制人的优势,但Tron和EOS试图蚕食以太坊的统治地位。向以太坊2.0的过渡可能会进一步加强以太坊的主导地位。

DeFi(去中心化金融)的大部分总价值锁定(TVL)都被锁定在以太坊(ETH)平台上,短期内情况应该不会出现更改。

至于长期而言,业内观察人士表示以太坊仍将是DeFi平台的主导,即使其他区块链(如EOS和Tron)也会在一定程度上迎头赶上。

这是因为支持DeFi的区块链的增长不仅来自技术效用和容量,还来自网络效应。以太坊拥有先行者优势和快速发展的优势,很有可能,它将成为DeFi的“归宿”。

 

以太坊网络规则

以太坊是目前占主导地位的DeFi区块链。从DeFi Pulse获取数据定义审查,它似乎占DeFi平台总价值的90%-99%。

看看DeFi Pulse,它跟踪的36个DeFi平台中除了一个以外,其他平台都基于以太坊(另一个是比特币(Bitcoin,BTC))。在目前锁定在这36个平台上的40亿美元中,除1150万美元外,其余都在以太坊上。

为什么以太坊如此占主导地位?根据行业观察人士的说法,这种优势并不是来自以太坊在技术上的优势,而是因为它是第一个获得大规模基础的公司。

新加坡加密资产顾问兼作者Anndy Lian说:“以太坊拥有先行者优势,就像它在加密历史上的前几次一样,它在ICOs(首次发行硬币)和智能合约方面处于领先地位,现在又领先于DeFi。”

Lian还指出,以太坊在加密领域拥有第二大市值,是业界最好的测试平台之一。如果ETH不能使DeFi工作,其他区块链也不能。”

在DeFi中工作的数字也有类似的观点。创客基金会的一位发言人说以太坊目前的成功很大程度上取决于它能够在其区块链上快速建立DeFi活动,从而吸引更多的用户和更多的活动。

他们说:“以太坊的活动范围、规模和数量是驱动DeFi生态系统的关键因素。”

 

扩张的机会

创客基金会的发言人表示,能够与以太坊进行互操作或建立在以太坊之上的区块链可能有机会扩大其市场份额。

他们说:“能够轻松整合或跨越以太坊构建的链应该能够利用这一活动,并通过为DeFi应用提供规模而随之增长。”

7月初,Tron创始人Justin Sun宣布启动三个Tron DeFi项目,其中包括一个“JUST Lend”信用平台。与此同时,EOS宣布与Bancor(BNT)合作,于4月份推出xNation平台。

未来几个月,EOS和Tron的市场份额可能会缓慢上升。

Anndy Lian说:“市场份额开始扩大,但速度会很慢。以太坊将在DeFi上领先到2021年,而其他人都在追赶。”

 

以太坊2.0的影响

向以太坊2.0和利益证明共识机制的过渡可能会进一步加强以太坊在DeFi领域的主导地位。66%的接受调查的以太坊持有人计划一旦网络转向股权证明,他们将把自己的硬币押在网络上,这可能会增加对DeFi能够提供的稳定回报的需求。

当ETH进入全比例模式时,这将产生另一个浪潮,以太坊2.0将提升DeFi。

创客基金会也希望通过股权证明来提升以太坊的DeFi。尽管它估计DeFi潜在规模的最大提升将来自区块链之间的互操作性和集成性,这意味着其他区块链还有增长其市场份额的空间。

虽然Ethererum 2.0应该会带来更高的效率,但它可能会落在应用程序上,通过跨链集成找到规模。

以太坊在未来很可能继续主导DeFi,但其他区块链也将发挥作用。问题是,DeFi行业的规模和可持续性到底有多大?

如果现在的玩家创造一个合适的环境并遵循某种形式的治理,那么DeFi将在未来两年内变得更强,anndylian预测道:“但如果每个人都想获得短期收益,每个项目都试图成为‘DeFi’,那么这个疯狂的时期只会是一个类似ICO的短期运行。”

 

Source: https://www.btcmoney.cc/wap/detail/100184.html

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