[Blockchain in SEA] Viewing Blockchain Development Potential from Community in Thailand
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Time:01/28  15:30

Wechat group: BlockChain-in-SEA

Guest: A,CEO of Cryptomind;Founder of Coinman.

Host: Andy Zheng, CEO, Beecast

 

Dialogue

Andy Zheng: Good evening, everyone! I am Andy Zheng, CEO of Beecast.

Welcome to the leading blockchain community media [Beecast] and join us with 5000+ communities & 1000000+ Beecasters in [Blockchain in SEA] to discuss blockchain technology and industry development.

This is the Phase 16, Topic: Viewing Blockchain Development Potential from Community in Thailand .

Guest: A,

A is CEO of Cryptomind, a top crypto influencer known as “Coinman” and also holds a CSO postion at one of the Thailand biggest media and community, Bitcoin Addict Thailand. In 2017, A started his own blog and Facebook page “Coinman” to educate people on Cryptocurrency market, Blockchain technology as well as ICO investment. In late 2017, A joined force with Bitcoin Addict to make it a go-to place for Thai community to get education and share knowledge. In 2018, A started the first Thai crypto media agency and launched the biggest local Blockchain event in Thailand with more than 1000 paid attendees called "Blockchain Thailand".

 

Andy Zheng: Mr. A, could you give a brief introduction to your personal experience? For what reason did you enter the industry until you ran Coinman, Cryptomind?

Mr. A: I got an electronic engineering degree and worked at various fields such as project management, finance and engineering in Australia.

It was a coincidence that I also worked on my own startup at Bitcoin Centre there, that's when I kinda got involved with investment and work in Cryptocurrency space.

I started Coinman blog around early 2017 simply because a lot of misinformation spreading in Thailand and the word “Bubble” was on every media, just because they didnt understand Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Most of the contents back then is hard for people to understand, so it's an opportunity for me to help educate the community with easy-to-digest contents. Since my background is engineering and finance, it was a great match for this type of content writing.

One thing leads to another, and I actually join force with Bitcoin Addict as well since we have the same vision of providing a cryptocurrency education to Thai people.

Cryptomind was born because we engaged many blockchain projects and find that there is a need to someone to help them do a market development in Thailand.

Andy Zheng: Your appearance has filled the gap in the information of people in the blockchain in Thailand.

 

Andy Zheng: In 2018, what is the reason that you launched "Blockchain Thailand", the biggest local Blockchain event in Thailand? What have you learned from this process?

Mr. A: The inspiration is from the fact that us, Thai people never have our own big Blockchain event. Indeed, there are a lot of international conferences in Thailand but none of them are actually for the local audiences.

Honestly speaking, the outcome of Blockchain Thailand was exceeding my expectation. The market was bad at the time and we didn't expect to sold out our tickets early.

We did learn that there are still a lot of new players in Thai market eager to learn about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, thus we definitely plan to roll out more educational type of events this year.

 

Andy Zheng: As an early investor in cryptocurrency, what is your experience of the investment in cryptocurrency? Do you have personal investment philosophy? What do you think of the future trend of the cryptocurrency market?

Mr. A: Investing early has its perks but it also come with a high risk. I did see a few cycles of this market and I’ve learnt that timing is one of the most important thing in Crypto. I'm not talking about just coming in early but more about the timing of entry and exit as things move very fast here.

Everyone can be right eventually, but with wrong timing, your investment is lost. As an investor, we can do research and pick a great project but we still need to consider the market cycle and don't fall in love with the coin too much.

About the future trend, I believe that the next wave of bubble will be much bigger than before and it will be fueled with STO instead of ICO. Most infrastructure projects will die out and the remain ones will be valued much higher than before.

For dApps, we will see gaming and collectible market booming.

 

Andy Zheng: As a leading brand in Thailand's crypto community, what are the unique features or advantages of Cryptomind and Coinman? Can you share your experience in running the community?

Mr. A: Talking about community, I would like to talk about Bitcoin Addict first. It is the largest investor community in Thailand. It was first start out when Bicoin Addict as a media then we realize that there is a need for these people to share knowledge with others

You don't want to be alone in this kind of market right? That's what we thought. And back then when ICO was booming, there were also many SCAM. So the best way is for the crowd to help each other and do due diligence together.

About the advantages, I would say it comes down to communication and relationship with the audiences. You have to be with them to understand their situation and talk to them as a friend. For example, Bitcoin Addict community growth so much, not because of myself but thanks to all the admins and people in the group that treat each other as friends and family. That’s how we end up with a friendly community like this.

 

Andy Zheng: Would you like to talk about your understanding of the current Thai blockchain market? In your opinion, what are the main aspects of the development potential of the blockchain industry in Thailand?

Mr. A: Investment-wise, we might not have much trading volume from retail investors in Thailand. Most people only use Thai exchange to cash-in and cash-out Thai baht. The real trading happens overseas on international exchanges.

About the industry itself, I believe Thailand can become the centre of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industry in South East Asia. This is simply because we kinda ahead of everyone in terms of regulation, thanks to our SEC. We have a clear stance on regulation such as Exchange licence, ICO portal licence. Basically a guideline for business to move forward. I believe many other counties are unclear about this and it put most crypto businesses at risk (e.g. if suddenly they ban something, your business could get shutdown)

We are also one of the top countries in the world with high digital/consumer tech adoption rate, so new things like cryptocurrency can easily push to Thai people. As a media, we also try to recommend a lot of great cryptocurrency product. I can proudly say that our community adopt it very well.

At the same time, real-estate, agriculture and many other sectors in Thailand are pretty hot for foreigner and ripe for disruption with Blockchain technology.

Last but not least, it's a nice and fun country to live in :) So overall, it could be a great strategic move for many businesses to based their office to Thailand in the future.

 

Andy Zheng: As the CSO of Bitcoin Addict, that can contact various subdivision areas of the industry, which areas do you have a good view of? Such as exchange, media, project, ect. What advices do you have for practitioners in the blockchain industry?

Mr. A: We do have a good view of most areas. We talk with both businesses side and regulator side, and it’s really interesting to see both views.

I would like to advice the business side to be patience with their approach. While I understand their rush since their running a business, I can assure that the Thai regulators are not the enemy, they are on your side trying to help, and also that our regulators actually understand cryptocurrency, unlike most countries’ regulators.

About interests, at the moment, I can say that there are a lot of interests in Exchange and ICO Portal areas. Surprisingly, quite a number from foreigners. This might due to the fact that we have a proper licence to offer them, and it legitimize their business in a way.

Of course, please do a lot of research before entering Thai market because there are a lot of local and foreign players at the moment.  

 

Andy Zheng: What are your business plans for the future?

Mr. A: As I stated before, Cryptomind was started because there were a lot of demand from Crypto projects.

The story goes like this, we were investors ourselves and during the ICO time, we also try to get allocation ourselves as well. Of course, if the project is bad, scam or lack potential, we wouldn’t try to get investment allocation or do anything with them. Because of this, we stack up reputable projects and help them with PR and community in Thailand.

Even things like a bounty campaign, airdrop, or activity, we also advised projects on this, since we are the investor community ourselves, we totally understand what people want.

But that’s not enough, since there were demands on roadshow and meetup, so we expand our business further to accommodate this.

That’s how we got to Cryptomind today, a market development consultant who can provide a one-stop-service for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency related businesses. We mainly focus on international projects/businesses that want to enter Thai market.

In the future we will look into a more integrated solutions for small businesses to enterprises in Thailand who want to utilize Blockchain / Cryptocurrency. Mainly we will focus on education services and help them work out the most suitable solution for them.

Andy Zheng: Good, I am very glad to hear that you said so.

 

Andy Zheng: As a senior preacher in the blockchain field, you may have come into contact with a lot of people in the industry. Are there anyone you admire, and why? Beecast currently covers 250 cities in 16 countries, 5,000 community nodes, 1 million users , and hope to invite more big names to [Blockchain in SEA] to share the blockchain, promoting the development of the industry. If Mr. A introduces one or two guests from SEA to be interviewed, who would you recommend to Beecast to share?

Mr. A: I would say it’s “Andreas Antonopoulos”. In the early days, he is the one that got me hooked into Bitcoin just from watching his video and of course I like his ideology as well, but he is not in SEA though.

About a recommended guest in SEA, it seem you interviewed most KOLs in Thailand already. But I think there is one guy running the largest Blockchain dev community that you might want to interview. He is called "TonHor", about the others, let me have a think and get back to you on that.

 

Q & A

Q: Does the bear market have a big impact on your business? How do you think companies should deal with market risks in the future?

Mr. A: Yes it does. I can say that we pivot multiple times. Earlier when ICO was booming, we mainly did PR and marketing because a lot of projects have money to spare. Right now they don't, so we only focus on working closely as a marketing consultant with a few projects instead.

We also de-risk our business by going forward educational courses in the near future as well.

For other companies, especially exchanges or business that depends on market trend and volume, I believe one way to manage the risk is doing side business such as technical consultant as well, since they got the tech know-how.

System integrator is pretty hot right now.

 

 

[Blockchain in SEA] 从泰国区块链社区看行业发展潜力

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对话时间:2018 年 1月 28日  15:30 

微信社群:BlockChain-in-SEA

对话嘉宾:

A

Cryptomind首席执行官,Coinman创始人

郑西平

东南亚Beecast CEO

 

郑西平:各位Beecaster,大家下午好!我是东南亚Beecast CEO 郑西平。

欢迎大家来到领先的区块链社群媒体【Beecast】,与5000+社群1000000+Beecasters一起参与【Blockchain in SEA】节目,探讨区块链技术与行业发展。本期是Beecast【Blockchain in SEA】第16期,

主题:从泰国区块链社区看行业发展潜力

嘉宾:A。

A是Cryptomind公司的首席执行官,他所创办的加密公司“Coinman”为人所知,同时他在泰国最大的媒体和社区之一Bitcoin Addict 担任CSO职务。2017年,A创办了自己的博客和Facebook主页“Coinman”,教育人们了解加密货币市场、区块链技术以及ICO投资。2017年末,A与Bitcoin Addict联手使之成为泰国社区接受教育和分享知识的好去处。2018年,A创办了第一家泰国加密媒体机构,并在泰国推出了最大规模的本地区块链活动"Blockchain Thailand",共有超过1000名付费与会者。

 

 

郑西平: A先生,你能简要介绍一下你的个人经历吗?你是出于什么原因进入区块链行业直到经营CoinmanCryptomind的?

A先生:我拥有电子工程学位,并在各个领域工作过,比如在澳大利亚做项目管理,金融和工程。这是一个巧合,我也在比特币中心自己创业,那时我开始投资并在加密货币领域工作。

我在2017年初左右创办了Coinman博客,仅仅是因为当时有很多错误的信息在泰国传播,“泡沫”这个词出现在每一个媒体上,仅仅是因为他们不懂比特币和加密货币。

当时的大部分内容都很难被人们理解,所以这对我来说是一个机会,可以用简单易懂的内容来帮助社区进行受教育。因为我的背景是工程学和金融,这类内容的写作对我来说,是一个很好的匹配。

无独有偶,我实际上也加入了Bitcoin Addict的行列,因为我们有着同样的愿景,向泰国人民提供加密货币相关教育。

Cryptomind之所以诞生,是因为我们参与了许多区块链项目,发现需要有人帮助他们在泰国进行市场开发。

郑西平:你的出现填补了人们在泰国区块链行业的信息空白。

 

郑西平:2018年发起了泰国最大规模的本地区块链活动"Blockchain Thailand",是什么原因让您有这一想法?在这个过程中有哪些收获?

A先生:灵感来源于泰国人从来没有我们自己的大型区块链活动。事实上,泰国有很多国际会议,但实际上没有一次是为当地的观众举办的。老实说,Blockchain Thailand的结果超出了我的预期。当时市场不景气,我们没有预料到我们的票会提前售完。

我们确实了解到,泰国市场上仍有许多新的参与者渴望了解区块链和加密货币,因此我们肯定计划在今年推出更多的教育活动。.

 

郑西平:作为早期的加密货币投资者,您对于加密货币投资有哪些心得体会?您个人的投资理念是什么?您怎样看待目前货币市场行情的未来走势?

A先生:早期投资有其好处,但也有很高的风险。我确实看到了这个市场的几个周期,我也知道时间是加密货币中最重要的事情之一。我不是说只是来得早,但更多的是关于进入和退出的时间,因为这里的事情进展很快。

每个人最终都可能是对的,但如果时机不对,你就会失去投资机会。作为一个投资者,我们可以做研究,选择一个伟大的项目,但我们仍然需要考虑市场周期,而不是太爱数字货币了。

关于未来的趋势,我相信下一波泡沫将比以前大得多,它将被STO而不是ICO所推动。大多数基础设施项目都会消亡,他们的价值会比以前高得多。

对于Dapps,我们将看到游戏和收藏品市场的繁荣。

 

郑西平:作为泰国加密社区的领先品牌,CryptomindCoinman的独特之处或者说优势是什么?能否分享一下您运营社区的经验?

A先生:说到社区,我想先谈谈Bitcoin Addict 。它是泰国最大的投资者社区。它首先是 作为一种媒体开始出现,我们意识到需要与他人分享行业相关知识。你不想一个人在这种市场上,对吧?我们也是这么想的。那时,当ICO蓬勃发展的时候,也有很多骗局。所以最好的方法就是让大家互相帮助一起做尽职调查。

关于优势,我要说的是,这可以归结为与观众的沟通和关系。你必须和他们在一起,才能理解他们的处境,并以朋友的身份与他们交谈。例如Bitcoin Addict的社区增长如此之大,不是因为我自己,而是因为所有的管理员和团体中的人把对方当作朋友和家人对待,所以我们才有了一个友好的像这样的社区。

 

郑西平:请您谈一谈对于目前泰国区块链市场的了解,您认为泰国区块链行业发展的潜力主要体现在哪些方面?

A先生:就投资而言,泰国散户投资者的交易量可能不大,大多数人只使用泰国交易所转出和转入泰铢。真正的发生在海外的贸易是在国际交易所进行的。

关于这一产业本身,我相信泰国可以成为东南亚区块链和加密货币产业的中心。这仅仅是因为我们在规范方面领先于每个人,得益于我们的证交会。我们在监管方面有明确的立场,例如交易所牌照、ICO门户牌照等。基本上是企业前进的指导方针。我相信其他许多国家都不清楚关于这一点,它使大多数加密公司面临风险(例如,如果突然政府禁止了什么,你的企业可能会被关闭)。

我们也是世界上数字/消费技术使用率最高的国家之一,所以像加密货币这样的新事物很容易被泰国人所接受。作为媒体,我们也试图推荐大量的加密货币产品。我可以自豪地说,我们的社区很好地采纳了它。

与此同时,对于外国人来说,泰国的房地产、农业和其他许多行业都相当火爆,而且利用区块链技术颠覆的时机已经成熟。

最后但并非最不重要的是,这是一个美好而有趣的国家。因此,总的来说,这可能是一个伟大的战略举措,未来,许多企业都将总部设在泰国。

 

郑西平:作为可以接触到行业各个细分领域的媒体Bitcoin Addict的CSO,就您的工作经验来讲,您比较看好哪些领域的发展前景?比如交易所、媒体、项目等。您对于区块链行业的从业者您有怎样的建议?

A先生:我们对大多数领域都很看好。我们与企业和监管方都进行了讨论,看到两方的观点真的很有趣。

我建议商界对他们的业务要有耐心。虽然我理解他们在经营一家企业时的匆忙,但我可以保证泰国监管机构不是他们的敌人,他们站在你这边,并试图帮助你,而且我们的监管机构实际上理解加密货币,不像大多数国家的监管机构。

关于兴趣,目前,我可以说在交易所和ICO门户领域有很多有意思的事。令人惊讶的是,有相当多的外国人。这可能是由于我们有一个适当的许可证提供给他们,这在某种程度上使他们的生意合法化。

当然,在进入泰国市场之前,请做大量的调研,因为目前有很多本地和国外的公司。

 

郑西平:您未来的业务发展计划是什么?

A先生:正如我之前所说,Cryptomind的创办是因为来自加密项目的大量需求。

故事是这样的,我们自己也是投资者,在ICO时期,我们也试图自己获得利益分配。当然,如果这个项目是坏的,诈骗的,或者缺乏潜力的,我们不会再试图获得投资分配或与他们做任何事。正因为如此,我们在泰国积累了一些有信誉的项目,并帮助他们进行公关和社区活动。

即使是赏金运动、空投或活动,我们也会就这方面的项目提出建议,因为我们自己就是投资界,我们完全理解人们想要什么。但这还不够,因为路演和会议都有需求,所以我们进一步拓展业务,以适应这一需求。

这就是我们今天如何运营Cryptomind,它是一位市场开发顾问,它可以为与区块链和加密货币相关的业务提供一站式服务。我们主要专注于想进入泰国市场的国际项目/企业。

未来,我们将为希望利用区块链、加密货币的泰国企业寻找更集成的解决方案。我们主要关注教育服务,帮助他们找到最适合他们的解决方案。

郑西平:很高兴听到你这么说。

 

 

郑西平:作为资深的区块链领域布道者,应该接触过很多行业内人士,其中是否有您欣赏和佩服的从业者,为什么?Beecast目前覆盖16个国家250个城市、5000个社群节点、用户100万+,希望通过[Blockchain in SEA]邀请更多的大咖来社群分享区块链,以推动整个行业进一步的发展,如果A先生引荐一到两位东南亚地区嘉宾,您会引荐谁来做客Beecast进行分享?

A先生:我会说是“Andreas Antonopoulos”在早期,是他让我在观看他的视频时就迷上了比特币,当然我也喜欢他的意识形态,但他并不在东南亚。

关于一位东南亚的推荐人,你似乎已经采访了泰国的大多数KOL。但我认为有一个人你可能会想采访,他叫“TonHor”,经营着最大的区块链dev社区,关于其他人,让我想一想,然后再联系你。

 

 自由提问

提问:熊市对您的业务影响大吗?您认为,未来,公司应该怎么应对市场的风险?

A先生:是的。我可以说我们有好几次转折。早期在ICO蓬勃发展的时候,我们主要做公关和营销,因为很多项目都有多余的资金。现在他们没有,所以我们只作为营销顾问,关注与几个项目密切合作。

我们还通过在不久的将来继续开设教育课程来降低我们的业务风险。

对于其他公司,特别是根据市场趋势和数量而定的交易所或业务,我相信管理风险的一种方法是做一些附带业务,例如技术顾问,因为他们掌握了技术诀窍。

系统集成现在很热门。


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