Cuentas and WaveMax Sign an Exclusive and Definitive JV Agreement for 1,000 Locations to Offer Advertising on WiFi6 Next Generation Patented Technology in Cuentas’ “Bodegas” Network throughout the USA

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE, Jul 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Cuentas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUEN & CUENW) ('Cuentas'), a leading FinTech provider (Top 4 Fintech) of mobile banking, digital wallet and payment solutions focused on Hispanic and Latino communities signed an exclusive, Definitive JV Agreement to rollout WaveMax's SharedWiFI6 patented technology (Wavemax Patent) in 1,000 locations. This Rollout will begin in the greater New York City Metropolitan Area with 500 Locations in NYC, 330 locations in New Jersey and 170 locations in Connecticut. The agreement also includes plans to roll out the service in other areas throughout the US. The parties will install advanced WiFi6 Access Points and Small Cells in these 1,000 "Bodega Stores" in a 50/50 joint venture. These will become Cuentas premium locations that will be near public train stations and mass transit hubs and will be offering all Cuentas products and services on secure networks. The WiFi6 service will enhance the customer experience while in the Bodega store, by automatically connecting them to SharedWiFi high speed internet and receive special in-store offers. Users at Cuentas Points of Sale (POS) locations will also receive promotions for the Cuentas GPR card and discounted products sold through the Cuentas Mobile App.

This unique agreement that our organizations are bringing to the market will allow Cuentas to enter the advertising ecosystem using major brands to advertise through mobile handsets and additionally Cuentas products & services will benefit from 50% discounts for most favored nation pricing on this digital advertising platform.

WaveMax's SharedFi patented technology allows for a shared network of WiFi access points and small cells. The user has access to this shared network and, if he has opted in, be impacted with location-based advertising. These ads are configured by advertisers using WaveMAX's dashboards targeting, manually or programmatically, the right audience, at the right time, and the right place.

"I am proud that we were able to sign a definitive agreement with WaveMax for their state of the art technology. This is the first time that Cuentas is announcing to its public shareholders that it was able to complete this unique agreement and I am looking forward to expand this network for the rest of Cuentas' Bodega network nationwide," said Arik Maimon, Cuentas Founder and Interim CEO.

"We are very pleased to enhance our original commitment to the first 1,000 bodegas in Cuentas' network. We are happy to add value to Cuentas' unique proposition in the US market and its Mobile Banking App," said Eduardo Velasco, WaveMAX CEO. (Shared Wi-Fi 6 Network)

"Cuentas was recently classified and deemed as a technology sector vertical (Technology Sector), we are very excited for the upcoming events of our company and we are very confident that Cuentas has a bright future," said Michael De Prado, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Cuentas.

ABOUT CUENTAS

Cuentas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUEN & CUENW) is a Fintech company utilizing technical innovation together with existing and emerging technologies to deliver accessible, efficient and reliable mobile, new-era and traditional financial services to consumers. Cuentas is proactively applying technology and compliance requirements to improve the availability, delivery, reliability and utilization of financial services especially to the unbanked, underbanked and underserved segments of today's society. Its products are supported by its core methods, procedures, contracts and intellectual property. For more information, visit https://cuentas.com.

ABOUT WAVEMAX CORPORATION

WaveMax is a WiFi-5G sharing company leveraging US patented technology to create an ecosystem monetizing mobile interactions between Telcos, Retailers, Providers, Apps, and Users. WaveMax ecosystem in 2020 supported millions of Wi-Fi accesses and it is rapidly growing, creating new synergies and network effects.

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Contact:

Cuentas:
investor@cuentas.com
800-611-3622

WaveMax:
info@wavemaxcorp.com
512.902.8038

SOURCE: Cuentas, Inc.

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Plato Data and Blockleaders Partner to Leverage Plato’s W3 Blockchain Platform

Washington, D.C., Jul 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Plato Technologies Inc., the provider of the industry-leading blockchain intelligence platform Plato, has partnered with Blockleaders.io, the leading crypto and blockchain news and interview platform, to offer quality updates and blockchain focused data across both platforms.



Marketing expert Lisa Gibbons, associate with Blockleaders.io says the partnership with Plato Technologies will allow the news platform to extract the most up to date crypto and blockchain intelligence to leverage the data in real-time and give readers access to the latest industry insights.

Blockleaders is a crypto focused interview and news platform, founded in 2018, that has featured some of the most exciting leaders in crypto and blockchain including the late John McAfee, Andreas Antonopolous, President Vit Jedlicka, Stefan Rust, Richard Ells, Joel Comm, Samson Williams, Mru Patel and Pete wood.

Jillian Godsil, co-founder and editor in chief of Blockleaders, says: "Plato and Bryan are both forces of nature – it is a pleasure to work with such committed people and platforms. Plato is all about sharing data and Blockleaders is about creating it – a marriage made in crypto."

Plato is an open intelligence repository and data platform that unlocks the power of Vertical Search in a highly scalable and immersive way. This global platform operates in 23 languages and is built around advanced automation to help all Plato users extract faster insights.

Bryan Feinberg, CEO of Plato Technologies Inc., says: "We are really excited with what this partnership brings. It's a great example of how community convergence is helping drive and support adoption of our product and tech. So much of our lives today are data dependent that we often find ourselves disconnected from the pulse that is driving our respective sectors and is at the core of our distributed approach towards data and data intelligence. Our beta testing is supporting those assumptions as we will be surpassing our 4,000,000th organic Visitor this month since launching the Open beta @ zephyrnet.com in April of 2020."

About Blockleaders: https://www.blockleaders.io/

Blockleaders is a publication and creative network that provides a platform for innovators and leaders in technology. We amplify the deeply human stories of the accomplished men and women who are risking their reputation, professions and even relationships to inspire, challenge and build the future. Contact: Jillian Godsil: votejill14@gmail.com

About Plato Data Intelligence (https://PlatoBlockchain.com)

Plato is an open intelligence repository and data platform that unlocks the power of Vertical Search in a highly scalable and immersive way. The platform is designed to provide an ultra-safe and secure environment to consume sector-specific real-time data intelligence across the Web3 Universe. Contact: Bryan Feinberg: zephyr@platodata.io.

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A Blockchain Art Show?

Washington, D.C., Jul 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will host an Art Show (https://www.gbaglobal.org/art-show/) during Government Blockchain Week, (9/27-10/02,2021), in Washington DC. All submissions will be digital, and the show will be converted to NFTs, available for auction. Hundreds of attendees at Government Blockchain Week will vote on the show, sampling a mobile voting app, created by VOATZ, in a non-threatening contest.


'Contemplating Life' by Kylo Hemmingway


Wait, it gets better. The 5 winners, one for each category listed below, will be recognized from the stage of the US Capitol. Winners need not be present to win, however, being awarded a trophy from the stage of the US Capitol is an experience like no other.

Unfortunately, there is one major deterrent to artists submitting their work.

It's blockchain.

As I mentioned, there will be 5 winners from 5 categories. They are:
1) Creativity/Originality. How innovative is this idea?
2) Practicality. Could this idea work?
3) Helpful/ Humanity. Does this idea help anyone?
4) Involvement. Is the artist involved in the deployment of this project?
5) Visual appeal. How pleasing is the image to behold?
These 5 categories must all relate to a blockchain connection.
So, how can blockchain translate into an image?

Here are some suggestions:
– Land Titling: Many poor farmers and landowners in 3rd world countries do not have secure titles to their land, even after generations. Blockchain records could secure their claims.
– Fair Trade: Irreputable practices govern coffee, chocolate, and rice harvesting. Blockchain records can track the supply chain, eliminating deception.
– Cannabis: Many states rely on cryptocurrency for their dispensaries since the US dollar cannot be used for cannabis.
– Others: Healthcare. Artificial Intelligence. Banking. Aviation, Cybersecurity, Education, and more. For a list of Blockchain applications, check out GBA Working Group List (https://www.gbaglobal.org/working-groups/).

Submissions open until August 15. Don't hesitate. Submit your work today.

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A Blockchain Art Show?

US, Jul 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will host an Art Show during Government Blockchain Week, (9/27-10/02,2021), in Washington DC. All submissions will be digital, and the show will be converted to NFTs, available for auction. Hundreds of attendees at Government Blockchain Week will vote on the show, sampling a mobile voting app, created by VOATZ, in a non-threatening contest.


'Contemplating Life' by Kylo Hemmingway


Wait, it gets better. The 5 winners, one for each category listed below, will be recognized from
the stage of the US Capitol. Winners need not be present to win, however, being awarded a trophy from the stage of the US Capitol is an experience like no other.

Unfortunately, there is one major deterrent to artists submitting their work. It's blockchain.

As I mentioned, there will be 5 winners from 5 categories. They are:
1) Creativity/Originality. How innovative is this idea?
2) Practicality. Could this idea work?
3) Helpful/ Humanity. Does this idea help anyone?
4) Involvement. Is the artist involved in the deployment of this project?
5) Visual appeal. How pleasing is the image to behold?

These 5 categories must all relate to a blockchain connection.

So, how can blockchain translate into an image?

Here are some suggestions:
– Land Titling: Many poor farmers and landowners in 3rd world countries do not have secure titles to their land, even after generations. Blockchain records could secure their claims.
– Fair Trade: Irreputable practices govern coffee, chocolate, and rice harvesting. Blockchain records can track the supply chain, eliminating deception.
– Cannabis: Many states rely on cryptocurrency for their dispensaries since the US dollar cannot be used for cannabis.
– Others: Healthcare. Artificial Intelligence. Banking. Aviation, Cybersecurity, Education, and more. For a list of Blockchain applications, check out GBA Working Group List (https://www.gbaglobal.org/working-groups/).

Submissions open until August 15. Don't hesitate. Submit your work today.

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NexWEB Technologies Chooses Butterfly Protocol for Powering its Blockchain Domain-Based NFT Platform

US, Jul 20, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – NexWEB Technologies, delivering technology innovation since 2012, is pushing into the decentralized and distributed web space by utilizing the Butterfly Protocol, the premiere community-driven blockchain domain provider. Building upon the open-source toolset that Butterfly provides, NexWEB will create additional tools to enable NFT (non-fungible token) marketplaces to be developed and deployed quickly.



The Butterfly Protocol is the world's leading community-driven blockchain domain provider. It allows anyone to sponsor a blockchain top-level domain (bTLD) for use by the community or private use by using BFLY tokens to create the bTLD. Sponsors can acquire BFLY tokens via several DEFI exchanges, including the Uniswap platform. Once BFLY are used to sponsor a bTLD, they are burned and removed from the finite supply.

Eddie Quiroz, Founder of NexWEB, stated that, "The world of the decentralized and distributed web has reached the tipping point of use as decentralized finance and markets around digital assets drive growth. The Butterfly Protocol provides NexWEB with a baseline for using a naming system that replaces traditional DNS for the centralized world of the internet. By using Butterfly, we can build a robust ecosystem of tools for this emerging space that allows developers to create rather than invent."

In addition to the bTLD, .nex, NexWEB has acquired .sandbox as a testing area for developers to expand on the provided toolsets. The. sandbox bTLD will be offered as a working space on the decentralized web and open for registered developers without a fee except for gas transaction costs.

The NEXW utility token will be used to access advanced tools and usage of services that require management and monitoring. It will also be used to acquire blockchain domains under NexWEB's premium domain services. In addition to the Ethereum blockchain, NexWEB will expand the toolset and access via other chains to create interoperability and efficient resource usage.

NFT platforms have increased over the past six months as owners of digital assets such as art and music race to put their works up for purchase or lease. NexWEB is creating the best-in-class set of tools to choose from for a fully contained system, including payment processing, digital water-marketing, fraud prevention, identity authentication, and more.

About NexWEB (https://NexWEB.com/)

NexWEB is an information technology firm that provides website and database application development, intranet/extranet solutions, eCommerce development, cloud computing services, mobile application development, and website maintenance services.

About Butterfly Protocol (https://www.butterflyprotocol.io/)

Butterfly Protocol is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that aims to replace the Domain Name System (DNS) system and change the economics of domain ownership.

Source: PlatoData Intelligence https://zephyrnet.com/ (bit.ly/3hREFbp)

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Tiger Brokers Singapore to Offer Singapore’s First Dividend-Paying China-Focused ETF through Lion Global Investors

SINGAPORE, Jul 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Xiaomi-backed online brokerage Tiger Brokers Singapore (Tiger Brokers) today announced that they had been invited by Lion Global Investors, one of the largest asset managers in Southeast Asia, to be among the Authorised Participating Dealers (PDs) for the Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF, listed on Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). Investors on Tiger Brokers' platform, Tiger Trade, will be able to access Singapore's first China-focused dividend-paying ETF. This ETF allows investors to partake in China's growth story as well as diversify their investment portfolio by including Chinese stocks in an easy and affordable way.

Tiger Brokers' investors will be able to subscribe for units in the Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF via the trading platform between 15 to 27 July 2021, 12 noon before the listing date.

Eng Thiam Choon, CEO of Tiger Brokers (Singapore), shared, "Tiger Brokers (Singapore) is always looking for ways to help our investors diversify their portfolio. We are honoured to be one of the first online brokerages to be appointed as the authorised participating dealer among other well-established brokerages to offer the Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF."

The Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF aims to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the performance of the Hang Seng Stock Connect China 80 Index (the "Index") using a direct investment policy of investing in all, or substantially all, of the underlying Index Securities. The Index measures the overall performance of 80 of the largest Chinese companies such as Ping An, Xiaomi and Tencent, in terms of market capitalisation listed in Hong Kong and/or mainland China that are eligible for Northbound or Southbound trading under the Stock Connect schemes.

Kwok Keng Han, Chief Marketing Officer of Lion Global Investors, shared, "At Lion Global Investors, we believe that quality investment solutions should be accessible and cost-effective to investors. We are excited about walking this new journey with Tiger Brokers Singapore. Through the Tiger Trade platform, investors will be able to tap into exciting growth opportunities like investing into the Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF."

Other than the newly added ETF, Tiger Brokers' investors have access to other trading opportunities such as Equities, different types of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Futures, Stock Options, Warrants, Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (CBBCs), Daily Leveraged Certificates (DLCs), US-listed over the counter (OTC) equities and Fund Mall. Tiger Trade currently offers trading on six different exchanges – New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, Shanghai/Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Additionally, just last month, Tiger Brokers Singapore received the Best Sub-custodian Mandate, Broker-dealer (Singapore) presented by The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2021 for Institutional Investor, ETF and Asset Servicing Providers. The online trading platform also received approval-in-principle to be admitted as a Clearing Member of The Central Depository (Pte) Limited ("CDP") and approval-in-principle from Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") as well as Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited ("SGX-DT") for admission as a Trading Member.

The Tiger Trade mobile application is available for download on Apple App Store and Google Play store.
– Apple App store: https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/id1023600494
– Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tigerbrokers.stock


About Tiger Brokers (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Tiger Brokers Singapore Pte Ltd (Tiger Brokers Singapore) is a brokerage firm operating with a Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Its trading platform, Tiger Trade, offers complimentary real-time stock quotes, dedicated multilingual customer service during trading hours and 24/7 finance news updates. The company launched the mobile version of Tiger Trade in February 2020 – accessible on Google Play Store and the Apple App Store – offering mobile-savvy generation of retail investors similar trading opportunities as their online users, such as Equities, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Futures, Stock Options, Warrants, Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (CBBCs), Daily Leveraged Certificates (DLCs), US-listed over the counter (OTC) equities and Fund Mall on their mobile phones. Both online and mobile app allow users to invest across multiple asset classes traded on the US, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australian stock markets such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, Shanghai/Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Tiger Brokers Singapore is the Singapore entity of UP Fintech Holding Limited, known as "Tiger Brokers" in Asia, a leading online brokerage firm focusing on global investors. Founded in 2014, Tiger Brokers became #1 in the U.S. equity trading by volume among trading platforms catered to Global Chinese investors in less than two years. Tiger Brokers was awarded "2017 Fintech 250" by CB Insights and shortlisted for "China Leading Fintech 50" for two years in a row by KPMG China. The company was listed on NASDAQ under "TIGR" in 2019 and has offices in China, United States, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Tiger Brokers has over 1.4 million customers worldwide currently, with a total trading volume exceeding USD123.8 billion in Q1 2021. The company is backed by well-known investors such as Xiaomi, as well as investment guru Jim Rogers. For more information, please visit https://www.tigerbrokers.com.sg

About Lion Global Investors

Lion Global Investors Limited (Co. Reg No: 198601745D), a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank, is one of the leading asset management companies in Southeast Asia. Established since 1986, the asset management firm is uniquely positioned to provide Asian equities and fixed income strategies and funds to both institutional and retail investors. For more information, please visit www.lionglobalinvestors.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
PRecious Communications for Tiger Brokers (Singapore)
Email: Tiger@preciouscomms.com

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Tiger Brokers (Singapore) Pte Ltd (herein "Tiger Brokers") may, to the extent permitted by law, participate or invest in other transactions with the issuer of the products referred to herein, perform services or solicit business from such issuers, and/or have a position or effect transactions in the securities or options thereof. The information herein is for recipient's information only and not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy. Any date or price information is indicative only and may be changed without prior notice. All opinions expressed and facts referred to herein are subject to change without notice. The information herein was obtained and derived from sources that we believe are reliable, but while reasonable care has been taken to ensure that stated facts are accurate and opinions are fair and reasonable, Tiger Brokers does not represent that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. The information expressed herein is current and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation, nor does it constitute any prediction of likely future stock performance. Investment involves risk. The price of investment instruments can and do fluctuate, and any individual instrument may experience upward or downward movements, and under certain circumstances may even become valueless. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. In preparing this information, we did not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any person or affiliated companies. Before making an investment decision, you should speak to a financial adviser to consider whether this information is appropriate to your needs, objectives and circumstances. Tiger Brokers assumes no fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences financial or otherwise arising from trading in securities if opinions and information in this document may be relied upon.

This advertisement or publication has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. It is for information only, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to deal in any capital markets products or investments and does not have regard to your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should read the prospectus and Product Highlights Sheet for the Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF ("ETF"), which is available and may be obtained from Lion Global Investors Limited or any of the appointed Participating Dealers ("PDs"), before deciding whether to purchase units in the ETF. Investments are subject to investment risks including the possible loss of the principal amount invested.

The performance of the ETF, the value of its units and any accruing income are not guaranteed and may rise or fall. Past performance, payout yields and payments and any prediction, projection, or forecast are not indicative of the future performance, payout yields and payments of the ETF. You should independently assess any information, opinion or estimates, graphs, charts, formulae or devices provided and seek professional advice on them. Any information, opinions, estimates, graphs, charts, formulae or devices provided are subject to change without notice and are not to be relied on as advice. The ETF may invest in financial derivative instruments for hedging or for efficient portfolio management.

The units of the ETF are listed and traded on the Singapore Exchange ("SGX"), and may be traded at prices different from its net asset value, suspended from trading, or delisted. Such listing does not guarantee a liquid market for the units. You cannot purchase or redeem units in the ETF directly with the manager of the ETF, but you may, subject to specific conditions, do so on the SGX or through the PDs.

Any dividend distributions, which may be either out of income and/or capital, are not guaranteed and subject to the Manager's discretion. Any such dividend distributions will reduce the available capital for reinvestment and may result in an immediate decrease in the net asset value of the ETF.

(c) Lion Global Investors Limited (UEN/ Registration No. 198601745D). All rights reserved. LGI is a Singapore incorporated company and is not related to any corporation or trading entity that is domiciled in Europe or the United States (other than entities owned by its holding companies).

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SMI signs MOU with The9 for the development of a cryptocurrency cloud-mining platform

Singapore, Jul 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Board of Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited ("SMI") is pleased to announce that it has entered a comprehensive non-binding memorandum of understanding ("MOU") yesterday with NASDAQ-listed Internet company The9 Limited, to launch a cryptocurrency cloud mining business.

Focusing initially on three types of cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC), Filecoin (FIL) and Chia (XCH) – the mining business will be hosted in a range of facilities across Canada, US, Central Asia and the ASEAN region to serve customers. This business is expected to commence in Q4 2021 and will be subject to regulatory approval.

Following the MOU, SMI has also entered into a cooperation and support agreement yesterday, which includes a range of technical support services to be provided by NHASH (Hang Zhou Suan Li Technology Co Ltd), a cryptocurrency cloud mining Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") company, for an initial five year term, and with an option to extend for another five years, subject to mutual agreement.

This agreement also presents SMI with the option to purchase up to 4,000 crypto mining machines, including models such as the Antminer S19j, and the Whatsminer M31S+, for a consideration to be further agreed on by both parties. Any payment through shares will be subject to the approval of SMI's shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting to be convened in the later part of the year.

SMI, The9 and NHASH are committed to best practices in reducing the environmental impact of cryptocurrency cloud mining operations.

"SMI is delighted to embark on this initial range of mining products and services, making it easier for customers in our region to participate in cryptocurrency mining. We will continue to work with The9 and other partners to bring a range of other leading digital products and services to market, as we pivot SMI away from its traditional businesses," said Mark Bedingham, President and CEO of SMI.

This latest move follows SMI's entering into a subscription agreement with The9 for new shares in SMI, as announced by SMI on 21 June 2021.

About Singapore Myanmar Investco

Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited ("SMI") is an investment and management company focused on the high-growth emerging economy of Myanmar. SMI adopts a diversified business model to capitalize on the strong trends in consumer spending, international tourism and infrastructure investment.

On June 30 2021, SMI announced its intention to pivot the company in a new direction encompassing cryptocurrency, SaaS and other high technology platforms subject to approval of SGX-ST, and SMI's shareholders at a general meeting to be convened in the later part of the year ("EGM"), for a diversification of SMI's core business. SMI is also looking to work with other partners in the areas of gaming, digital entertainment and robotics.

Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange, SMI has a highly capable and experienced management team with proven track record in finance, business development and emerging markets.

For media queries, please reach out to:
Ashley Tan
Financial PR
E: ashley@financialpr.com.sg
T: (+65) 6438-2990

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EST Global Inc. Sponsors CryptoNite

Washington, D.C., Jul 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar, the Chairman and Founder of EST Global Inc. has sponsored CryptoNite Evening Reception during Government Blockchain Week.



CryptoNite, one of the 3 Evening Receptions during Government Blockchain Week, will take place on the rooftop of the International SPY Museum. On Wednesday, September 29, CryptoNite will be a cryptocurrency party with a James Bond twist. What better way could there be to network with the finance and crypto leaders than to engage in espionage while dressed like a movie star? During a week of everything blockchain, CryptoNite will be one night you won't want to miss, and transformative innovators like EST Global Inc. are making it all happen.

EST Global Inc. is leading the way in the banking and financial sector by developing tools that encompass every segment of banking. From digital wallets, to identity, investment, and digital asset management, EST Global is making banking united, sovereign, and secure. With EST, banking is as intuitive as unlocking your phone with your fingerprint. The EST Ecosystem is solving today's biggest problems in the existing financial system.

Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar is the Chairman and CEO of EST Group. He has achieved global leadership by transforming the financial ecosystem through digital evolution, fintech revolution, and financial inclusion. He is now leading an initiative to impact a majority of the world's population in the rural and farming sector, with an initial beginning in India.

Government Blockchain Week, hosted by the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will be live in Washington DC September 27- October 2, 2021. Six days of symposiums, a pitch competition, Annual Achievement Awards, and an Art Show with NFT's, will finish with 2 days at the Congressional auditorium of the US Capitol. All day events are free with the purchase of an Evening Reception TICKET.

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ZALL Makes Headway in Global Digital Trade with New Strategic Rebrand

SINGAPORE, Jul 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL), Asia's largest B2B e-commerce group, looks to become the world's leading global digital trade platform with its new strategic rebrand. It aims to create an open and interconnected B2B trading ecosystem between China and ASEAN, and to drive the rapid growth and development of industries and businesses through the use of new trading methods and advanced technologies.



With the strategic rebrand, ZALL aims to create value through its global intelligent services across B2B transactions, supply chain services and digital cloud services, transforming industrial value chains across the region and enabling businesses to improve overall efficiency. ZALL currently serves around 30 B2B platforms in China, the United States and Singapore, to millions of SMEs worldwide. It has also been investing heavily in the development of next-generation intelligent trading platforms to help empower seamless data exchange across platforms integrating information, logistics and capital flows across wholesale and commodities, retail trade and logistics industries in China and Singapore.

Testament to their hard work and effort, ZALL and its Singapore-based international trading platform, Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), were recently conferred the prestigious Gold and Silver Awards at the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards during the virtual awards ceremony held on 14 July 2021. It is a major achievement for the teams as it highlights ZALL's dedication towards transforming global trade and supply chains since its strategic rebrand.

Peter Yu, Executive Vice President of ZALL Smart Commerce, Singapore, shared, "As the world continues to adapt and rise up to the challenges posed by the pandemic, we wanted to focus our efforts on digital innovation, creating an even more resilient and sustainable global trade and supply chain ecosystem. This can be done by incorporating data and digital technologies into every part of the industrial value chain, from both the demand to the supply side. With our expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain, we believe we are well-positioned to help businesses worldwide adopt innovative technologies to succeed in the new digital world order."

On the back of its strong technology research and development capabilities, ZALL was also ranked 58th in the '2020 Global Blockchain Invention Patent Ranking' published by the incoPat Innovation Index Research Center. ZALL's research institute was granted more than 200 intellectual property rights last year, namely in the fields of blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data. Recognising the complexity and difficulty of adopting blockchain for many enterprises, ZALL recently launched 'Z-Block Gateway', a blockchain Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution that is both low-code and easy to operate and deploy across various industries and mainstream cloud servers.

Alongside ZALL, CIC has also launched "CORP INFO" that offers "Know-Your-Counterparty" and "Credit Info" services to help SMEs manage their business risks by being able to verify and conduct due diligence on prospective business partners and counterparties before engaging in official dealings. Companies will have access to a range of essential business information such as business registration, historical background, holding companies, shareholders, legal and financial activities, lawsuits and related risks of more than 200 million companies and 2.1 billion trade records in Singapore, China and other parts of the world to help businesses better identify their counterparties.


About Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC)

The Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) is a global trading platform for physical commodities including Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals, Chemicals & Plastics, Oil & Petroleum, and Agri Commodities. Officially launched in Singapore on 12 Oct 2018, CIC is a Joint Venture between China-based ZALL Smart Commerce Group, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to build trade connectivity through digital marketplaces and to grow a vibrant trading ecosystem in Singapore.

CIC aims to revolutionise commodity trading and facilitate cross-border trade through deal matching, trade finance, supply chain logistics, track and trace and global trade compliance. Since its establishment in October 2018, CIC has achieved a GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) of more than US$13.4 billion (S$17.6 billion), with over 5,800 registered users covering markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, among other countries in Asia. For more information, please visit https://www.cic-tp.com/.

About ZALL Smart Commerce Group

ZALL Smart Commerce Group is a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group (Fortune" China Top 500 list in 2020) with a global footprint across the world and its entities are listed on three exchanges on HKSE, NYSE and SSE. ZALL Group develops and operates Asia's largest B2B offline-to-online trade ecosystem in China and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, with more than 30 B2B platforms in China, US and Singapore, and a GFA of more than 10 million sqm of wholesale trade centres in China. In 2018, ZALL Group achieved a GMV of more than RMB 600 billion (US$85.2 bn), serving over 1 mil SME customers worldwide. ZALL has also obtained a virtual banking licence and currently operates Z-Bank in China since 2017, one of China's Top 5 digital banks that has supported more than 5.5 million SME and individual customers.

Since 2018, ZALL has invested in five projects in Singapore, including the Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), Singapore's first physical commodity eTrading platform (B2B) powered by blockchain technology; ezbuy.sg, Singapore's leading global online shopping platform; ZMA Smart Capital, an online trade finance company; ZALL Chain Technology, a blockchain solutions company. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

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First Ever NFT Exhibition in Australia Organized by Local NFT Marketplace – NFT STARS

SYDNEY, Jul 15, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Australian NFT marketplace NFT STARS made its debut on the NFT stage in early July 2021 and is rapidly conquering the market with its celebrity auctions, having already sold artwork for a handsomely high sum of 229 ETH. Now, the marketplace aims to close the gap between traditional and digital art and is organizing the first-ever NFT art exhibition and conference in Australia – SIDUS. The event will be held in Melbourne on 7th-13th August at the contemporary gallery SpACE @ Collins.



NFT STARS is a new NFT marketplace that was launched in July 2021. The new platform set the bar high with a series of successful celebrity drops from the very beginning. NFT STARS debuted with the auction of the 'Exploration'. The drop was followed by the auction of the artwork 'Singularity' by an anonymous artist. 'Singularity' was sold for 229 ETH. NFT STARS presents many new artists who have already made a name for themselves in the traditional art industry.

NFT STARS is pursuing the ambitious goal of shifting the market focus from NFT speculation to art appreciation and introducing more people to the unique world of NFT. To appeal to an audience that knows nothing about digital art or blockchain, NFT STARS is going offline and organizing the first NFT art exhibition and conference in Australia, SIDUS. The event will become a point of entry through which the general public can take their first steps into the world of NFT and discover new facets of digital art.

SIDUS will be held in Melbourne at a contemporary gallery SpACE @ Collins on 7th-13th August. The exhibition will present a diverse range of artists, most of which are featured on the NFT STARS marketplace. The agenda also includes an educational program. Every day of the exhibition, there will be an educational corner where visitors can learn the basics about non-fungible tokens and artists can mint their own NFT under the guidance of the NFT STARS team.

On the weekends, SIDUS will turn into a conference and host lectures and workshops. The NFT STARS hasn't disclosed the list of speakers yet but the team promises an unforgettable and insightful experience.

Except for the opening ceremony, the event will be completely free. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase any of the presented artwork. However, only crypto payments are accepted, so the NFT STARS team will be there to help buyers set up a crypto wallet in case they don't have one.

"We believe the future of art is digital. Technology is coming to every sphere of our lives and it's natural for artists to portray the world we live in using the tools of our time. We want to break the stereotype that NFT art is only for crypto lovers. SIDUS 2021 is an entry point, perhaps the first touchpoint for many people concerning this new digital art form" – Dan Khomenko, CEO of NFT STARS.

About NFT STARS

NFT STARS is a multi-chain NFT marketplace with a unique suite of products relevant to artists, NFT art collectors, investors, NFT gamers and startup founders. The company introduces the general public to the positive aspects of non-fungible tokens and the opportunities they open up through their educational initiatives and the easy-to-navigate marketplace.

With NFT STARS, artists can enjoy Gas-free minting, collaborations via the collective NFT ownership feature and host their exhibitions in personalized AR galleries. Artists with premium accounts are appointed a personal manager and receive help in minting and promoting their collections.

In the future, NFT STARS plans to launch on Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche and other blockchains to support cross-chain NFT liquidity flow. The marketplace will expand its suite of products and introduce: an NFT Pricing Scanner, a 24/7 NFT Radio station, an Initial NFT Offering service for startups and it will enable fractional NFT trading.

More about the event and the organizers on their official pages:
– SIDUS website: https://sidusnft.com/en/
– NFT STARS website: https://nftstars.app/en/
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nft_stars/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/nftstars1
– Telegram: https://t.me/NFT_STARS
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nftstars1
– YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMncFmQuwDJGIfepDx-hmfw

Contact: Dan Khomenko, CEO
Email: sidus@nftstars.app

SOURCE: Sidus Exhibition

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