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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Anndy Lian’s Speech at Asia Crypto Summit, 18 July 2022- Navigating NFT: Who, What & How

Anndy Lian’s Speech at Asia Crypto Summit, 18 July 2022- Navigating NFT: Who, What & How

Anndy Lian, 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, 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.

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.

His second book, titled NFT: From Zero to Hero, tells you all that you need to know about NFT. His book will available very soon.

NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” NFTs can really be anything digital。 In simple words, these cryptographic assets are based on blockchain technology. They cannot be exchanged or traded equivalently like other cryptographic assets. Like Bitcoin or Ethereum.

NFT allows the buyer to own the original item. Not only that, it contains built-in authentication, which serves as proof of ownership. Collectors value those “digital bragging rights” almost more than the item itself.

The following topics were addressed:

– Why NFT is important
– Overview of the current NFT industry
– Who are the current participants in the NFT market?
– Introduction of CEX and DEX NFT marketplace
– What are the different types of NFTs?
– What are the necessary tools if I want to gain an in-depth understanding of the NFT market?
– What is a successful NFT project?
– Quick Overview on NFT Regulations
– Quick Overview of NFT and Traditional Business
– What to look out for during the bearish times?
– What’s next for the future?

NFTs have the potential to be infinitely useful in many industries by increasing security and processing costs for transactions and providing a new platform for the gig economy to work through.

NFTs are revolutionizing digital asset ownership and laying the foundations for crypto, play-to-earn games, metaverses, and more.

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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Web3 Infrastructure: The Present and Future at GWEI Summit 2022 (Organised by SUSS & 8BTC)

Web3 Infrastructure: The Present and Future at GWEI Summit 2022 (Organised by SUSS & 8BTC)

Global Web3 Eco Innovation (GWEI) Summit 2022 is an event jointly organised by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and 8BTC.

The summit has brought together founders and executives from leading crypto and financial enterprises, academic institutions, policy-makers, and enthusiasts from around the globe. They will explore frontier issues concerning fintech, cryptocurrencies, Metaverse, NFTs, Web3 infrastructure, and their development opportunities.

The panel titled “Web3 Infrastructure: The Present and Future” is moderated by Anndy Lian and with a panel of expert guests:

– Alex Svanevik | Nansen CEO
– Jan Camenisch | DFINITY Foundation CTO
– Marouen Zelleg | Strategic Sales Director – ConsenSys
– Zuriel | Photon Storage CEO

1. The panel started off with a quick introduction of each panelist.

2. This is the question for Alex. As we all know, Data is the crucial part and the essential infrastructure of the digital economy, with its value amplified in web3 significantly. So, Nasen is the leading data service company and plays a vital role in the space. What do you think about the part of data in web3? And how do you generate more value from the data on the blockchain?

3. The next question goes to Marouen. Consensys has been a pioneer in building Web3 infrastructure, and Metamask is one of the most popular wallets in crypto, with 30 million MAU. So my question is, do you think the wallets will be the core way for referral traffic in Web3? And can you share with us that besides Metamask, do you have any other layout in building Web3 infrastructure?

4. The public chains are the base of Web3. It has developed for years and now is a highly competitive market. Jan Camenisch and Zuriel, could you please share with us how you position your public chains in Web3? And do you have any plans to promote the public chain ecosystem?

5. This is the question for all. As for the native Web3 projects and the Web3 project transformed from the traditional industry, which one do you think is more promising? And why?

6. This is the last question and it is also for all of you. Actually, Web3 is a grand vision. So how do you think of developing the infrastructure in Web3 for the next two or three years? And how long does it take to get to the real Web3 era?

The GWEI Summit 2022 is a bilingual and hybrid event that aims to foster collaboration and communication for practitioners from East and West. It promises to provide attendees with the latest updates and comprehensive information on Web3.

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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