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DungeonSwap: the first Binance smart-chain-based RPG game today launches to bring gamers the ultimate fun via play-to-earn

 

DungeonSwap, the defi-RPG game developer, is pleased to announce the launch of their first tabletop RPG blockchain game – DungeonSwap. As the first Binance Smart-Chain-based RPG game, DungeonSwap incorporates the retro adventure of classical fantasy tabletop role-playing game, NFT (non-fungible tokens) weapons and the play-to-earn experience.

DungeonSwap comes at the perfect time as gamers now have the chance to bank on their nostalgia and play-to-earn given the price of DND has risen from just $0.11 to $8 in just three months resulting in a total increase of 800% in value.

DungeonSwap is dedicated to building sustainable, user-centric and entertaining decentralised ecosystems. The game is based on the belief that gamification should not just be a gimmick. Motivated to create games that, are above all else, fun and easy to use, DungeonSwap highlights the importance of generating value through enjoyment to attract gamers beyond the sector of hardcore crypto traders. As the first Defi-tabletop-RPG-style game on the Binance Smart Chain, DungeonSwap is a self-sustained and innovative platform that provides the first-in-class gaming experience and interfaces that allows gamers to have fun and yield farming at the same time.

Gamers can join the game “The Dungeon” by purchasing DND tokens on their website. As gamers proceed further into the midst of the dungeon, they can earn more DND awards and battle equipment in terms of NFTs along the journey.

The game offers rewards through DND tokens and NFTs, which are financial in nature. The NFTs that gamers receive, apart from being an art collection, will serve as a utility (e.g. weapon/shield/magic) that will aid the performance of the DungeonSwap gamers. The gaming DND financial reward funding source will come from other players’ entry fees to the game and also from the developer, whereas NFTs reward will be created and sent to players for free.

Sign-up for DungeonSwap now and experience a whole new generation of gaming.

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Asia’s Leading Crypto Financial Services Platform Matrixport Valued at Over $1 Billion — Two Years After its Founding

 

Matrixport, Asia’s fast growing digital assets financial services platform closed its Series C funding round with a valuation of over US$1 billion — just two years after its establishment. This round was led by partners of DST Global, C Ventures and K3 Ventures with other participants including Qiming Venture Partners, CE Innovation Capital, Tiger Global, Cachet Group, Palm Drive Capital, Foresight Ventures and A&T Capital, along with earlier investors Lightspeed, Polychain, Dragonfly Capital, CMT Digital and IDG Capital. The Singapore-based start-up has raised $129 million to date.

Matrixport offers a full suite of cryptocurrency financial services including institutional custody, trading, lending, structured products and asset management to institutional and retail[1] clients. As of March 2021, the company held over $10 billion of client assets under management and custody, and recorded $5 billion in monthly transactions across all product lines.

“I always believe an open and permissionless blockchain ecosystem is the bedrock of a new financial network that will benefit a large part of the world’s population. As a result, there will be hundreds of trillions of value created, stored and transferred on this new financial network,” said Jihan Wu, Co-Founder & Chairman of Matrixport.

Since its inception in 2019, Matrixport’s mission is to be a one-stop financial services platform. Its exponential growth has been driven by robust technology capabilities and innovative product offerings, such as the world’s first crypto dual currency product. The company provides a comprehensive suite of offerings tailored across different risk appetites and yield expectations.

“We are more than a gateway to the crypto economy. Matrixport is where both institutional customers and individuals find it easy to get more from their crypto, beyond just trading. We are continually pushing out more new ways to invest crypto and earn yields in a safe and sustainable manner. We believe that it is very important to give the choice back to our customers with a range of innovative crypto investment products,” said John Ge, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Matrixport.

With this funding, Matrixport plans to further invest in research and development to enhance its innovative product offerings and security while optimising for an even greater user experience. The funds will also be used to support its global expansion as well as to secure licenses to operate in more jurisdictions. With the company’s vision to “Make Crypto Easy For Everyone”, the roll-out will allow more users globally to embrace its cryptocurrency financial services platform.

“As blockchain based digital assets gain wider adoption and acceptance, new pathways are needed to capture yield, source liquidity and manage crypto assets as an emerging asset class. With deep knowledge of traditional finance and a keen understanding of crypto assets, Matrixport is well positioned to answer the increasing demand for this new area of investment, driven primarily by the younger generations,” said Adrian Cheng, founder of C Ventures and CEO of New World Group.

“Matrixport has demonstrated tremendous thought leadership as a digital assets financial services platform by being first movers in delivering a well-curated suite of innovative crypto investment offerings. Matrixport empowers crypto natives, sophisticated institutional clients, and just as importantly the large community of first-time users who are embarking on their crypto investing journey aboard a robust and trusted platform,” said MX Kuok, Managing Partner of K3 Ventures.

“As an early investor, Dragonfly is excited to see Matrixport’s continuous growth and innovation in the emerging asset class. It is well-positioned to become one of the most critical onramps for crypto adoption,” said Feng Bo, Founding Managing Partner of Dragonfly Capital.

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Asia’s Leading Crypto Financial Services Platform Matrixport Valued at Over $1 Billion – Two Years After its Founding

 

Matrixport, Asia’s fast growing digital assets financial services platform closed its Series C funding round with a valuation of over US$1 billion – just two years after its establishment. This round was led by partners of DST Global, C Ventures and K3 Ventures with other participants including Qiming Venture Partners, CE Innovation Capital, Tiger Global, Cachet Group, Palm Drive Capital, Foresight Ventures and A&T Capital, along with earlier investors Lightspeed, Polychain, Dragonfly Capital, CMT Digital and IDG Capital. The Singapore-based start-up has raised $129 million to date.

Matrixport offers a full suite of cryptocurrency financial services including institutional custody, trading, lending, structured products and asset management to institutional and retail[1] clients. As of March 2021, the company held over $10 billion of client assets under management and custody, and recorded $5 billion in monthly transactions across all product lines.

“I always believe an open and permissionless blockchain ecosystem is the bedrock of a new financial network that will benefit a large part of the world’s population. As a result, there will be hundreds of trillions of value created, stored and transferred on this new financial network,” said Jihan Wu, Co-Founder & Chairman of Matrixport.

Since its inception in 2019, Matrixport’s mission is to be a one-stop financial services platform. Its exponential growth has been driven by robust technology capabilities and innovative product offerings, such as the world’s first crypto dual currency product. The company provides a comprehensive suite of offerings tailored across different risk appetites and yield expectations.

“We are more than a gateway to the crypto economy. Matrixport is where both institutional customers and individuals find it easy to get more from their crypto, beyond just trading. We are continually pushing out more new ways to invest crypto and earn yields in a safe and sustainable manner. We believe that it is very important to give the choice back to our customers with a range of innovative crypto investment products,” said John Ge, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Matrixport.

With this funding, Matrixport plans to further invest in research and development to enhance its innovative product offerings and security while optimising for an even greater user experience. The funds will also be used to support its global expansion as well as to secure licenses to operate in more jurisdictions. With the company’s vision to “Make Crypto Easy For Everyone”, the roll-out will allow more users globally to embrace its cryptocurrency financial services platform.

“As blockchain based digital assets gain wider adoption and acceptance, new pathways are needed to capture yield, source liquidity and manage crypto assets as an emerging asset class. With deep knowledge of traditional finance and a keen understanding of crypto assets, Matrixport is well positioned to answer the increasing demand for this new area of investment, driven primarily by the younger generations,” said Adrian Cheng, founder of C Ventures and CEO of New World Group.

“Matrixport has demonstrated tremendous thought leadership as a digital assets financial services platform by being first movers in delivering a well-curated suite of innovative crypto investment offerings. Matrixport empowers crypto natives, sophisticated institutional clients, and just as importantly the large community of first-time users who are embarking on their crypto investing journey aboard a robust and trusted platform,” said MX Kuok, Managing Partner of K3 Ventures.

“As an early investor, Dragonfly is excited to see Matrixport’s continuous growth and innovation in the emerging asset class. It is well-positioned to become one of the most critical onramps for crypto adoption,” said Feng Bo, Founding Managing Partner of Dragonfly Capital.

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China’s Bitcoin Mining Disruption Offers Bit Digital A Growth Opportunity

 

Bit Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: BTBT) (“Bit Digital” or the “Company”), a bitcoin mining company headquartered in New York and one of the largest currently-owned fleets among US listed bitcoin miners, presented highlights from its second quarter operations at Sequire’s Blockchain Conference July 15th.

Bit Digital’s CEO Bryan Bullett made the presentation with the full transcript found in Bit Digital’s Form 6-K filed on July 15th found here: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1710350/000121390021036962/ea144234ex99-1_bitdigital.htm

“We welcomed being invited to Sequire’s event featuring Bit Digital and other leading Blockchain companies,” says Sam Tabar, Chief Strategy Officer at the Company, “The conference provided our CEO a great venue for Bit Digital to share its positioning and our special opportunity related to China.”

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Paybis Rolls Out Instant Bank Payments Globally, Cuts Fees to 0.99%

 

Global cryptocurrency exchange Paybis is introducing several new payment options for its international customers. Paybis users will now be able to purchase cryptocurrencies using the United Kingdom’s (UK) Faster Payments system and the European Union’s (EU) Single European Payment Area (SEPA) for instant GBP and EUR deposits respectively. The exchange has also launched local bank payments in the United States (US) as well as SWIFT USD to allow international payments.

A Worldwide Solution for the Best Price
These additions are part of Paybis’ mission to help its customers participate in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world by cutting costs and lowering the barrier to entry. Accordingly, as part of the launch of new payment options, Paybis is reducing its fee for cryptocurrency purchases to 0.99% from 2.99%, as well as increasing spending limits for all customers, from 200,000 USD in single-purchases, to 1,000,000 USD.

Paybis on the Move
Paybis has been busy developing its cryptocurrency exchange services since its founding in 2014. The global cryptocurrency exchange has added several features, including a blog to help its users keep up with the rapidly-developing crypto-world, a referrals & affiliate program which rewards users who refer new traders and a news section so its users can keep up with the exchange’s developments.

Paybis has also introduced crypto-price tracking pages that anyone can use to check prices in realtime. Moreover a customer can check bitcoin price or any other crypto price in more than 90 different local currencies. Moreover, Paybis has added crypto-calculator pages, enabling visitors and customers to easily calculate the value of one of the 400 crypto-assets in several different currencies. All of these features are intended to ensure customers can buy bitcoin and other currencies easily and efficiently. In March 2021, the exchange also announced it is preparing to offer support for New York customers, which would bring the total number of US states it serves to 49.

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Callsign is invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community

 

Callsign, the digital trust pioneer, has been invited by the World Economic Forum to join its Global Innovators Community; a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation.

The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency.

Dr, Zia Hayat CEO and Chairman of Callsign explained: “Founded fifty years ago, the World Economic Forum is still at the forefront of solving some of the most pressing global challenges we face today. The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ means our world is more connected than ever and the World Economic Forum also recognises that this revolution presents an opportunity to adopt technologies and establish digital trust for a more inclusive and human centred future. It’s a privilege to be invited to work with the World Economic Forum and to collaborate with organizations in public, private and academic sectors as well as governments to establish digital trust and secure the future of the global economy, equitably.”

Prior to joining the Global Innovators Community, Callsign was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer in 2019 for its potential to revolutionize how people digitally identify themselves and, pioneering a new approach to re-establishing digital trust. Callsign’s unique intelligence-driven authentication positively identifies users, delivering safety and minimal friction for genuine users, while ensuring that bad actors are blocked. This is being used to underpin digital trust across financial institutions, governments and commerce globally.

Callsign is currently participating in the World Economic Forum communities on Cybersecurity, Blockchain and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues. To learn more about the Global Innovators Community, visit the World Economic Forum website.

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TSX Venture Exchange Stock Maintenance Bulletins

 

TSX Venture Exchange Inc. (the “Exchange”) has accepted for filing the amendment and restatement of the articles of Evermount Ventures Inc. (the “Company”) (renamed OOOOO Entertainment Commerce Limited) to create a new class of subordinate voting shares (the “Subordinate Voting Shares”), create a new class of multiple voting shares (the “Multiple Voting Shares”) and re-designate each outstanding common share of the Company as a Subordinate Voting Share. The aforementioned capital reorganization was completed in connection with the Company’s Qualifying Transaction, as further described below, and was approved by a special resolution of the shareholders of the Company on March 30, 2021. For further details, refer to the Company’s information circular dated March 3, 2021, which is available under its profile on SEDAR.

Qualifying Transaction-Completed/New Symbol

The Exchange has accepted for filing the Company’s arm’s length Qualifying Transaction (the “QT”) and related transactions, all as principally described in the Company’s filing statement dated March 10, 2021 (the “Filing Statement”). As a result, at the opening on Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Company will no longer be considered a Capital Pool Company. The QT includes the following matters, all of which have been accepted by the Exchange.

The Company has acquired all outstanding shares of Video Commerce Group Limited. (the “Target”) pursuant to a securities exchange agreement among the Company, the Target and the Target’s shareholders dated September 1, 2020, as amended, for aggregate consideration of 71,201,966 post-Consolidation (as defined below) shares of the Company, as further described below: (i) 35,108,195 Subordinate Voting Shares were issued to Target shareholders (except for Samuel Jones) in exchange for each ordinary share of the Target held by such shareholders; (ii) 17,332,771 Multiple Voting Shares were issued to Samuel Jones in exchange for each ordinary share of the Target held by Samuel Jones; and (iii) 18,761,000 Subordinate Voting Shares were issued to the subscribers under the Concurrent Financing (as defined below) completed by the Target. Samuel Jones is the sole holder of the Multiple Voting Shares and the issuance of the Multiple Voting Shares was approved by the shareholders of the Company on March 30, 2021.

In connection with the QT, the Target completed a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $15,008,800 (the “Concurrent Financing”), pursuant to which 18,761,000 ordinary shares of the Target were ultimately issued at a price of $0.80 per share, each of which has been exchanged for one Subordinate Voting Share (post-Consolidation) in connection with the closing of the QT. Finders were paid total cash fees of $530,928 and were issued a total of 478,360 broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants”) in connection with the Concurrent Financing. Each one Broker Warrant is exercisable to acquire one Subordinate Voting Share (post-Consolidation) a period of one year from the closing of the QT at a price of $0.80 per Subordinate Voting Share.

An aggregate of 3,000,000 Subordinate Voting Shares (post-Consolidation) were issued to arm’s length finders (Wayne Lloyd and Pimlico Partners LLC) in connection with the QT.

The Exchange has been advised that closing of the QT occurred on July 19, 2021.

For further information, see the Filing Statement and the news releases of the Company dated July 19, 2021 and June 21, 2021, which are available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR.

Name Change and Consolidation

Pursuant to a resolution passed by the directors of the Company on December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the Company has consolidated its capital on a two (2) old for one (1) new basis (the “Consolidation”).  The name of the Company has also been changed as follows.

Effective at the opening on Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Subordinate Voting Shares of OOOOO Entertainment Commerce Limited will commence trading on TSX Venture Exchange, and the common shares of Evermount Ventures Inc. will be delisted.  The Company is classified as a ‘Technology’ company.

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CoinGeek New York will take place at The Sheraton, Times Square (October 5-7)

 

The eighth installment of the CoinGeek Conference series will take place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, October 5-7. The conference will allow over 2,000 people to the Times Square event! But as always if you cannot make it to New York the event will, as ever, be available on the CoinGeek Conference Virtual Platform.

CoinGeek New York will be themed ‘It’s About Time’; the BSV Enterprise Blockchain can handle almost limitless amounts of data, all immutably stored and at a very low cost, and it’s about time big business took notice of what BSV can do for them. Unlike the tech behind the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with applications built on the BSV Blockchain the user keeps their data and can even earn from it as a whole new internet (the Metanet).

The last CoinGeek Conference was held in Zurich, the heartland of the European banking world. The event was permitted a small crowd of attendees, and the live streams and replays have proved to be extremely well watched.

In October of 2020, despite the global pandemic, CoinGeek Live managed to broadcast over 90 speakers – all of which were delivered live, not pre-recorded – over three days from studios in London and New York. This unique hybrid live & virtual event experience attracted an audience from around the globe with a total of over 300,000 views of the conference broadcast in English and in Chinese. Earlier in 2020, CoinGeek London saw over 1,000 in-person attendees.

Previous CoinGeek Conferences have also appeared in SeoulHong Kong and Toronto.

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Online Blockchain plc: Umbria DeFi protocol releases exceptional results for cross-chain transfer of USDT

 

The testing of Umbria Network’s cross-chain Narni bridge is in its final stages.

Narni will enable users to move ERC-20 tokens securely from one blockchain network to another cheaply, quickly and easily. In testing, moving USDT from the Ethereum network to the Polygon network (formerly Matic) took an average of 47 seconds and cost just $2.80; Polygon to Ethereum took an average of two minutes 12 seconds and cost $5.62. This is significantly faster and cheaper than the Polygon web wallet bridge, which can cost upwards of $200 and take several hours for a transaction to complete.

Umbria – https://umbria.network/ – has identified that no current bridging system facilitates the movement of large amounts of crypto assets from one blockchain to another in a cost-effective, fast and easy-to-understand way. Narni Bridge is being developed to make the whole ecosystem more efficient and remove the barriers that users presently experience. It will allow participants to capitalise on arbitrage opportunities effortlessly and at fractional cost.

Narni will empower users to rapidly migrate liquidity in high orders of magnitude from any decentralised exchange on any EVM compatible blockchain into Umbria’s DEX. This will alleviate the friction point other exchanges currently experience due to being confined to a single network.

As well as enabling the transfer of assets between chains, the Narni bridge will reward participants for providing liquidity in a new type of farming, which is unlike that of a traditional AMM style of exchange, traditional farms or vaults. Those staking single assets (as opposed to pairs) on the bridge will earn APY, the highest rate of which is expected for stablecoin farmers. The auto-harvesting feature of Narni will also save users money and is part of Umbria’s drive to make the experience as fruitful as possible for liquidity providers.

Umbria will have a bridge, which allows people to potentially transfer all their assets very easily from any DEX – such as Uniswap or SushiSwap – on any EVM compatible blockchain into the Umbria protocol. This will give Umbria a massive advantage over many of its DeFi competitors,” said Oscar Chambers, Co-lead developer of Umbria. “Umbria is going to be like the mothership with lots of people passing through its ecosystem as they move from one corner of the DeFi space to the other.”

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Caceis Goes Live with Retail and Institutional SRD II Solution from Broadridge

 

In response to new regulatory obligations under the updated Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II), CACEIS Bank S.A., Germany Branch has selected global Fintech leader Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) to provide it with a full suite of advanced solutions for the Directive. Caceis is running live on Broadridge’s SRD II solutions, enabling it to address the Directive’s requirements for increased governance and transparency through a strategic, end-to-end process for voting and disclosure across all in-scope European markets.

Caceis is using Broadridge’s enhanced Global Proxy Voting platform for its German domestic and cross-border custody operations, benefitting from high levels of straight through processing efficiency throughout the voting lifecycle for its broad network of bank and broker intermediaries as well as for their direct retail and institutional investor clients. The bank is also using Broadridge’s new Shareholder Disclosure Hub, both in Germany and more widely across the Caceis Group, enabling it to meet issuer requests for shareholder details within the tight deadlines mandated by the Directive.

“We welcome and fully support the heightened levels of corporate governance introduced through SRD II, together with its objectives for improved communication standards between issuers and investors, and the drive for greater shareholder engagement,” said Stéphane Arvor, Member of the German Executive Committee and responsible for Information Technologies, Caceis Bank S.A., Germany Branch.  “Working with Broadridge as our trusted partner, we have benefitted from their proven global leadership in proxy vote processing, their deep and highly experienced talent pool of knowledgeable experts, and their exceptional proposition that supports both retail and institutional shareholder communications and their respective multi-channel delivery requirements.”

“Caceis has taken a structured and responsible approach to SRD II compliance, enabling it to play an important role in advancing shareholder democracy and market-wide governance standards throughout the shareholder communications chain,” said Demi Derem, General Manager for International Investor Communications, Broadridge.  “SRD II is global in its scope, impacting any financial intermediary that holds or services European equities.  Many firms like Caceis, including banks, brokers and wealth managers, are required to provide voting and disclosure services for the first time, and it is important that they meet their new obligations.”

Broadridge’s enhanced Global Proxy solution utilises a white labelled retail voting platform, ProxyVote©, as well as its multi-custodial institutional voting platform, ProxyEdge©.  It enables same-day event capture and distribution, same-day proxy vote processing and vote confirmations, advanced multi-channel retail functionality and European client data storage.  Its new Shareholder Disclosure Hub, an industry-wide digital solution, uses the latest API- and blockchain-based technologies to address SRD II’s new shareholder disclosure requirements and provide class-leading data security.

Broadridge has successfully implemented over 300 client solutions for SRD II, in markets spanning EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific.