Fireside chat with Anndy Lian at World Tokenization Summit, Dubai


Fireside chat with Anndy Lian at World Tokenization Summit, Dubai

In the ever-evolving world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the concept of real-world tokenization has been gaining significant traction. To delve deeper into this topic, we recently had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Anndy Lian, an intergovernmental blockchain expert and book author.

The discussion was led by Faraj, the Chief Commercial Officer of Venom Foundation, a layer one chain out of Abu Dhabi focusing on stable coins and real-world asset organization globally. Faraj is also the founder of a large community of crypto executives, boasting around 2,000 members.

The guest speaker, Anndy Lian, is based in Singapore but often travels around the globe. He embarked on his journey in the crypto world in 2013 when he bought his first Bitcoin. By 2017, he had fully immersed himself in the blockchain space and has never left since. Lian advises different governments. At one point, he served as a blockchain advisor to an intergovernmental group.

The State of Real-World Tokenization
When asked about his views on real-world tokenization, Lian acknowledged the obvious traction the concept has gained over the years. He recalled how governments were skeptical when he first started discussing the idea around 2017-2018. However, the narrative has since changed. Today, governments and companies are more open to the idea, recognizing the straightforwardness of real-world asset (RWA) tokenization.

Lian believes that the technology for tokenizing assets is 100% ready. He sees big banks and governments pushing the RWA wave, indicating a promising future for the concept. However, he also highlighted a key issue: the revenue model behind some of these RWA projects. He questioned how these companies would sustain themselves and make money, especially given the liquidity problem associated with tokenizing certain assets like mid-level properties.

The Future of Stable Coins and Carbon Credit Tokenization
Discussing the future of stablecoins and carbon credit tokenization, Lian expressed that most government bodies he interacts with recognize that stablecoins are here to stay. He sees a future where more governments will embrace stable coins within a certain framework, which could lead to the acceleration of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

As for carbon credit tokenization, Lian sees it as a valid use case. He has interacted with several carbon credit exchanges and believes that the traceability of the credit itself would be very interesting.

The Impact of Tokenization on the Financial Industry
If tokenization is taken seriously and adopted on a large scale, Lian believes it could have a long-lasting impact on the financial industry. He envisions a future where transactions become more effective, with money moving from point A to B in a much faster and cheaper manner. He also sees the potential for 24/7 clearance and money transfers, leading to a more effective financial system.

The Next Driver of Mass Adoption
When asked about the next driver of mass adoption, Lian expressed his hope for more people to start talking about how they can spend their crypto. He believes that the next “wow” moment would be seeing more adoption, leading to a larger community and driving crypto to the next level.

The fireside chat with Anndy Lian provided valuable insights into the world of real-world tokenization, stablecoins, and carbon credit tokenization. As the blockchain and crypto space continues to evolve, these discussions play a crucial role in shaping the future of the industry. As Lian aptly put it, the key is to read, learn, and explore for oneself, rather than relying solely on influencers or hype.

World Tokenization Summit was held on 21st of November 2023 at Melia Desert Palm, Al Awir Road, Warsan 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.