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美国知名媒体福布斯(Forbes)11月5日发布专题报道How Europe can Learn from China on Blockchain(关于区块链,欧洲应该向中国学习些什么),以八维资本(8 Decimal Capital)为例讲述了在区块链的发展过程中,中国投资机构和创业者如何与各国资源协同合作,发展高新技术并拓宽全球市场。

文章指出,区块链行业革命性的打破了国际贸易的技术和政策壁垒,建立了一种全新的倡导自由经济的国际关系。文章重点提及了八维资本在国际视野与深度投研方面的独特优势,强调了其在Security Token行业的前瞻布局。八维资本目前已与全球众多顶级基金建立了深度合作,近期美国伯克利副市长 Ben Bartlett 加入八维资本并担任顾问,这将进一步提升八维的全球影响力。福布斯报道全文如下:


How Europe can Learn from China on Blockchain


作者:Gina Clarke 


Despite a hardline on blockchain from the government, software companies in China continue to leap ahead.


China is changing. That becomes clearer to see when we look at the field of financial technology and the talent that has emerged over the last few decades.


But attitudes in China when it comes to blockchain still sway from a useful resource to a tool for gambling. So it might seem remarkable that advancements in blockchain are in some parts being driven by the country, or at least its exports.


Certainly, the advent of blockchain is changing how countries trade with each other and Europe’s relationship with China has not been immune from this shift.


Entrepreneurs, investors and developers from around the world are coming together to explore how secure blockchain technology can be applied in business and one of those is 8 Decimal Capital, one of the most active blockchain investment firms in China and currently ranked second out of 51 active crypto funds by Token Metrics.

因为区块链,来自世界各地的创业者,投资人和开发者们聚在了一起,共同探索如何在商业环境中安全的应用区块链技术,八维资本便是其中一员。它是中国最活跃的区块链投资公司之一,在美国Token Metrics的五十一个活跃加密基金中排名第二。

8 Decimal was founded by Yubo Ruan, the co-founder of Skylight Investment, a venture capitalist with an interesting history. From the age of 6, Ruan self-taught himself programming and hardware making, including inventing a gesture-controlled robot, portable holographic display, a 360-camera and subway electricity generator. Those projects won him 13 national level science awards and 5 patents. At 17, he started Alisimba Technology which was backed by a Shenzhen Government Innovation agency and acquired in 2016.

八维资本由阮宇博创办,他之前是Skylight Investment的联合创始人,宇博不仅是一位有经验的投资者,更是一个有着有趣经历的人。宇博从6岁开始自学编程和硬件制作,在一系列他的创造发明中包括手势控制机器人,便携式全息显示器,360度摄像头和地铁发电机。 这些项目为他赢得了13项国家级科学奖和5项专利。17岁时,他离开校园创办了阿里辛巴科技有限公司,并得到了深圳市政府创新机构的支持,该公司于2016年被收购。

With a focus previously on smart devices, Ruan has a background in engineering and computer science. At just 22-years old, his natural instinct for enterprise led him to create 8 Decimal Capital, which launched in 2017 in Beijing and has consistently been ranked a top fund in China since.


Transgressing borders


For Ruan, he believes blockchain can transcend borders and become an international trading space. He said:

宇博认为,区块链是一个可以超越国界的技术,也将会成为国际贸易的新平台。 他说:

“Although different countries now have different policies towards the development of blockchain technology, the blockchain industry is a global playground. As it develops, I believe countries will work even more closely together.”

“虽然不同的国家现在对区块链技术的发展有不同的政策,但区块链行业是一个全球性的游乐场。 伴随着它的发展,我相信各国将更加紧密地合作。“

Ruan, despite his lack of years, has a clear vision of where he sees blockchain going in the future and wants to be a part of growing the industry from the ground up by investing to help build a sustainable infrastructure. He has surrounded himself with passionate and dedicated advocates of blockchain as well as investors such as managing partner, Zane Wei, a former investor at Roots Capital, and blockchain investor and advisor Ben Bartlett, the Vice Mayor of Berkeley who is now working closely with the team to promote the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

尽管阮宇博目前尚且年轻,他对区块链未来的发展前景有着清晰的愿景,他希望通过投资,帮助这个行业建立起一套可持续发展的基础设施。他的周围,有着许多和他一样充满激情和信念的区块链技术的坚实支持者,比如魏铮——八维资本的合伙人,他曾在国内知名基金起源资本负责区块链投资;亦或是美国伯克利市副市长Ben Bartlett——八维资本的投资合伙人,也是区块链技术的坚实支持者。Ben现在正与八维资本团队密切合作,推动区块链技术的应用走向主流。

To bridge the gap further, 8 Decimal added Chinese advisors such as Fan Zhang, the co-founder of Sequoia Capital China and Karen Chen, former CEO of UBS China.


Depoliticized international relations


For 8 Decimal Capital, the blockchain space is free of currency constraints and political agendas, making it a more collaborative environment for innovators to share knowledge and develop ideas.


Currently the company works across China and the US, but believes Europe could also gain from the new global market. Indeed, those involved hope that they will become founders’ collaborators as opposed to simple investors. Ruan said:

目前,八维资本主要在中国和美国两地开展跨境业务,但八维相信欧洲也可以从新的全球市场中获益。不仅如此,八维资本希望自己能够成为创始人的战友而不仅是简单的投资方。 宇博说:

“We not only provide a full suite of post-investment value-add to our portfolio companies, we also conduct joint ventures and incubate portfolio companies. We have strong connections, resources and partners in China and the U.S., which gives us the ability to bridge portfolio companies with top resources worldwide and quickly help these innovative entrepreneurs to achieve their best potential.”


8 Decimal’s investment in blockchain ventures means that international relations will be made easier because trading will not be affected by factors of traditional markets such as exchange rates that can be affected by local and international politics. This is why Ruan is urging Europe to get behind the notion of a depoliticized blockchain space as the approach is yielding good results.

八维资本对区块链企业的投资意味着国际间的协同合作将变得更加容易,因为贸易不再会受到一些传统市场要素的影响,比如地方和国际政治变化所引致的汇率波动。 这就是为什么宇博正在呼吁欧洲来理解这种非政权主导的新型国际关系的概念,因为这种国际化视野将会为科技发展带来更好的影响。

His company is currently focusing on token and equity investments after providing top returns in 2017. They have made over 40 investments including EOS, 0x, FCoin, Ontology, ICON, Zilliqa, Wanchain, Kyber and Bluzelle. They also invested in blockchain ecosystem projects like Trust Token, Bibox, Seed CX, DoraHacks and Coinsuper.

八维资本目前正专注于通证和股权投资,基金在2017年取得了非常优异的回报。他们已经投资了40多个标的,包括EOS,0x,FCoin,Ontology,ICON,Zilliqa,Wanchain,Kyber和Bluzelle。 除此之外,他们还投资了许多搭建区块链生态的项目,如Trust Token,Bibox,Seed CX,DoraHacks和Coinsuper。

Progressive thinking and adaptation


The blockchain industry is notorious for its rapid change and advancement, including that of blockchain investments. In 2017, the concept of utility token sales were paramount, gradually evolving to equity raises and Security Token Offerings (STOs), which are predicted to be the main focal point of the industry in 2019.

区块链行业因其变化和发展之极速而名声在外,区块链领域的投资也具备相似特征。2017年,Utility Token(效用通证)发行的概念备受瞩目,然而,这种模式正逐渐演变为股权融资以及Security Token Offering(STO),预计这些产品将成为2019年行业的主要焦点。

With the help of Ruan and 8 Decimal, STOs will provide the stability and healthy growth needed to take the industry to the next level and will be a focus of the fund. Ruan explained:

在宇博和八维资本的积极推动下,STO有望实现稳定和健康的增长,并引领行业的下一波浪潮。而STO也正会是八维资本下一步布局的重点领域。 阮解释说:

“Security tokens can do two things, tokenize securities or securitize tokens. Tokenizing securities involves bringing traditional securities from the analogue world to the digital world. This process removes the high costs and inefficiencies of the middlemen. Securitizing tokens involves applying traditional regulatory framework to digital tokens. This process removes much of the uncertainty and fraud of the 1CO market. Security tokens will bring many benefits to both the capital markets and the real estate industry.”

“Security tokens可以做两件事,通证化证券或证券化通证。 通证化证券涉及将传统证券从虚拟世界带入数字世界。 这个过程消除了中间商的高成本和过程中的低效率。 而证券化通证则涉及将传统监管框架应用于数字通证。 这一过程消除了1CO市场中大部分的不确定性和欺诈行为。因此,Security tokens将为资本市场和房地产业带来许多好处。“

Key benefits of Security Token Offerings (STOs) include automated compliance, increased liquidity from a global investor pool, and rapid settlement. However, these have yet to come to fruition given the current size of the market. 8 Decimal is investing in this market to aid the further development of security tokens to ensure that all theoretical benefits become possible.


Different from other funds



At the 2018 NGC Inaugural Boston Meetup, 8 Decimal Founder Yubo Ruan gives his predictions on the future of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries as a part of the conference’s venture capital panel. 在2018年的NGC在波士顿举办的聚会上,八维资本创始人阮宇博作为风险投资议题的演讲嘉宾之一对区块链和加密货币行业的未来做出了预测。

The company looks at blockchain as a revolutionary financial system, so they are focused on not limiting themselves to a particular country or region.


For Ruan, he believes traditional markets are limited on a country-by-country basis which controls how traders operate by restricting trading operations. He said:

宇博认为,传统市场的运行是建立在某一特定国家的基础上的,所以贸易运行的模式会受到特定国家的限制,阻碍了公司的发展。 他说:

“Our portfolio companies are often made of a global team and operate on a global scale. And we are determined in helping our portfolio companies reach their highest potential by connecting them with the best resources in the industry.”


These resources include research and native content to help the industry, including their personal network which is expansive and global. With the team and network in place, 8 Decimal is showing the importance of know-how, technical expertise, and community as a key to blockchain investing success.











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