Do Tien Thinh - Deputy director National Innovation Centre
Currently, on the national database, one in six databases are about businesses and citizens’ identities. The application of blockchain for managing members in an organisation and building a database are absolutely advisable, but it is necessary to determine the target audience of this system because if the purpose of the use is too simple, it is not necessary to use blockchain.
The essence is that blockchain should be associated with digital transformation, developing new models, and returning data to users. The application of blockchain is a must-do to contribute to the digitisation process, and the implementation of authentication, and electronic identification activities.
Additionally, blockchain is applied in all fields and areas in Vietnam, especially agricultural and industrial productions, to store and analyse information and databases. It does not contain any legal risks. Many businesses and state ministries, as well as agencies in Vietnam, have applied blockchain in governance.
Mark Hwang - Chairman, Korea NFT Content Association Vietnam
NFT markets in South Korea are growing very fast. For example, BTS’ management company HYBE launched its own NFT marketplace. But so many other artists and performers are now joining the NFT market in South Korea. It’s starting strongly from entertainment, but now it’s spilling over to other markets and other industries.
Regarding South Korea’s experience in issuing effective NFT policies, it is a difficult area to discuss. South Korea is not yet fixed in terms of regulations and the process is still ongoing. But based on the South Korean experiences, we have to separate cryptocurrency and NFT.
I believe NFTs have potential in the coming time in Vietnam. Potential users are young and can speak languages such as English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Therefore, our market application in Vietnam would have strong prospects, not only in entertainment but hopefully in other fields as well.
Phan Duc Trung - Vice chairman, Vietnam Blockchain Association
Currently, many large corporations and companies in the fields of banking, healthcare, energy, insurance, tourism, real estate, science and education have all applied blockchain.
South Korea is one of the most influential markets in entertainment and art, and has a developed blockchain market that is shaped like a stock market. Technology connections with South Korea in the near future would help us to promote the education market, shape blockchain, NFT, and access legal knowledge, limiting risks in this field.
Businesses looking to embrace digital transformation can use blockchain in particular areas through having a pilot budget to promote products such as loyalty, or blockchain applications such as the so-called private or enterprise chain.
For the application to be really useful, it needs a business owner who has a holistic view of digital transformation, and dares to take on new challenges, as well as have a good enough budget to approach this field.
Hoang Van Huay - Chairman Vietnam Blockchain Association
Our association has carried out a series of works towards the effective application of blockchain technology for the country’s socioeconomic development, including supporting and encouraging businesses to apply the technology.
We are also set to popularise blockchain knowledge for people and businesses as well. The association will be discussing with legislative bodies to have in place more comprehensive regulations for blockchain. This is a way to support and help local businesses feel secure in applying the technology to their production and business.
We have the advantage of learning valued experiences through development cooperation with countries, such as South Korea. Although South Korea began to embrace blockchain not too long ago, the country has encountered diverse problems in knowledge, finance, science and technology, training, and more. Therefore, popularising blockchain through media channels proves important for people to understand blockchain tech.
Tran Quang Chien - Founder, ONUSChain
In 2021, blockchain technology blossomed, and by 2025, 10 per cent of global GDP will be kept on the blockchain, according to the World Economic Forum. Over 80 out of 100 of the world’s top enterprises use it.
When enterprises use blockchain technology and construct their own blockchain systems, legal constraints pose the greatest threat, particularly in Vietnam, where there is no legal structure for enterprises using blockchain technology. The second concern is that when the blockchain application requires an infrastructure system, unlike traditional database systems that just require a single server, it will need numerous server networks, particularly when several parties collaborate to construct a system.
The third risk relates to people. In order to integrate blockchain, we will require exceptionally skilled specialists.
Choi Kang-Yong, Chairman NBN News Agency
The globe is witnessing the transition towards digital assets. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, blockchain technology is now under a heavy focus and at the centre of the business revolution.
The cryptocurrency market in South Korea is $23 billion, with more 7 million users trading every day. There is a strong need to rethink today’s capital market and approach the digital asset market with a wider perspective and in the aim to cope with the current global recession, inflation, and increase of interest in the capital market.
The financial market will continue to see changes, thus we hope that cooperation between South Korea and Vietnam will create a premise for solid partnerships.
We will continue to strengthen our cooperation in order to turn this coalition into a global leader for this revolutionary time.
Grey Trinh - Chairman D.lion Holdings
Vietnam has been known as one of the countries approaching blockchain technology and using crypto rapidly and effectively. Many projects are originating from Vietnam, the founders are Vietnamese who have harvested many successes in the international market, thereby creating great development fundamentals for the next generation as well as paving the way for Vietnamese tech startups to reach the global market.
These founders are knowledgeable about the market, having wide and profound relationships, and are knowledgeable not only in how to work with large countries but also understand the laws of countries already having a clear legal framework about this field.
We can start consulting these experts, then working with relevant competent authorities to discuss and make suggestions and proposals suitable to the Vietnamese market which comply with national laws to attract money flow to Vietnam, helping the country to spur development and leave bigger influence not only in ASEAN, but also beyond.