[Blockchain in SEA] Viewing Blockchain Development Potential from Community in Thailand
Blockchain in SEA
185days ago


Time:01/28  15:30

Wechat group: BlockChain-in-SEA

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

Host: Andy Zheng, CEO, Beecast



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


对话时间:2018 年 1月 28日  15:30 






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,



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?




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。




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。










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: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?















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。









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