Coinfluence Announces ICO to Empower the Next Generation of Influencer Marketing

TALLINN, EE, Jul 15, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The crypto industry has a unique marketing environment – being a cutting-edge industry, traditional (even digital-traditional) marketing strategies have proven to be ineffective at capturing the attention and interest of today's crypto consumers. Heavy users of social media, the younger crowd relies more on word of mouth than ads or news. According to recent research, the influencer market will reach nearly $14 billion this year, and it is no wonder that this shift in paradigm will be felt in the crypto sphere.

Take the example of Elon's Musk's infamous support for Dogecoin. The latest tweet recovered the 10% drop it witnessed a day earlier. One tweet can be the difference between the life and death of the next breakthrough in the digital asset space. Such is the power of influencers in crypto.

Coinfluence: The Crypto Influencer Platform of the Future

Coinfluence solves the crypto influencer marketing problem by connecting upcoming projects with a wealth of high-level influencers. The outcome is an environment where projects get access to high-quality social media influencers that can attract the right crowd and increase the chances of a successful launch while the influencers get to be a part of the next breakthrough in crypto, creating fantastic win-win situations. And of course, a good project doesn't necessarily translate into a successful one if it remains under the radar. Access to a wide range of influencers means that it will get the right exposure, putting it on the map where it truly belongs.

Coinfluence achieves this with a tight-knit set of strategies. First, any project that wishes to be listed must go through a stringent quality check that is based on a multitude of factors, allowing only thoroughly vetted projects to be listed. This creates a cleaner and better option for investors, whilst protecting the market from scams, rug pulls, and bad actors.

At the centre of this whole ecosystem is the CFLU token, designed to assist projects and influencers to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Approved projects get to hold their token sales through the launchpad, where the community can acquire their tokens using CFLU. Each transaction gets taxed, with the amount being distributed for liquidity, staking rewards and marketing. At the same time, the deflationary token model should push the CFLU price upwards.

CFLU Token Sale Event

Driving the economics behind Confluence's ecosystem is the Binance Smart Chain-based BEP-20 compliant CFLU token. Based on the principles of deflation, there are a total of 1 billion CFLU, of which 650 million are already available in the currently ongoing token sale. The event is phase-based, with each of the 100 successful phases making the CFLU progressively more expensive (currently phase 1 has a price of 0.0056 USD per 1 CFLU).

Out of the 650 million CFLU, 100 million have been set aside for financing the platform developers. To give confidence to projects, influencers and users of CFLU, a vesting schedule will allow the team access to 20% of the funds, with the rest being released periodically. This ensures that rugpulls are guaranteed against.

An innovative tax system is also a unique approach, by which 10% of all transactions are deducted, with 4% going to the liquidity pools, 4% to token holders and 2% for marketing and expansion. Along with this, every 10th transaction in the first 1000 transactions will receive 5000 bonus tokens as a reward. Visit the Coinfluence ICO platform to get your CFLU tokens today.

The Present and the Future

The Coinfluence concept materialized at the start of 2021. Alongside this, the Coinfluence team has achieved onboarding a large number of influencers and it has set a target of 100,000 top influencers under its Enrolment Program. Coinfluence is also building towards global collaborations and getting CFLU listed on major exchanges, to provide increased liquidity and access for the everyday user to the CFLU ecosystem. Confluence is also looking to list CFLU on major coin monitoring platforms such as CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko, plus portfolio tracker Blockfolio, to raise awareness and increase information transparency.

Further down the road, Coinfluence will be launching its mobile app for access on the go. Confluence will be also roll out their own launchpad, giving projects a one-stop solution to top influencers and the many intricacies involved in project setup and launch, all at the same time. Finally, Coinfluence will create its own news platform, the Coinfluence News Network to inform its users and the public on the latest happenings in the industry.

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Plato Data and Butterfly Protocol Leaders Announce Partnership to Leverage Plato’s W3 Blockchain and Integrated Data Environment

US, Jul 14, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Plato Technologies Inc., the provider of the industry-leading blockchain intelligence platform Plato, will offer the newly created W3 Protocol & Blockchain Registry using the Butterfly Protocol. Butterfly is a premiere creation platform for new blockchain top-level domains and offers tools to build out domains for the decentralized internet and Web 3.0.

The partnership has created a separate operating entity PlatoW3, Inc. to facilitate the governance, financing and operations of the initiative. W3 Domains will be offered exclusively through Plato to seamlessly interact with the secured data Plato generates. In addition, Plato will offer integrated packages that include data access, dApp hosting, decentralized web-spaces and mesh networks.

Blockchain domains are rapidly gaining acceptance as the world moves toward Web 3.0 with a growing decentralized internet and distributed computing environment. Advances in technologies like 5G, satellite-provided internet, and edge computing are changing the way data is delivered. In addition, file storage is improving with hybrid cloud and local nodes providing a more robust infrastructure to handle data-driven societies' demands.

The benefits of blockchain domains also extend to allowing better control by the data owner and a censor-resistant environment that takes power out of the hands of centralized parties and gives it to the creators and owners of the content. There is increasing demand for continued access to data driven content that governments and private enterprises may otherwise block. PlatoW3 will provide solutions that harness the power of Web3 environments

"Multi-layer integrations supporting the W3 Registry will create new ways for the community to benefit from our integrated intelligence," said Bryan Feinberg, Founder and CEO of Plato Technologies.

Dana Farbo, the lead strategist with Butterfly Protocol, stated that "with the addition of W3 as a blockchain domain system, Plato will share the open-source tools created at Butterfly to bring a new level of utilization of the decentralized web."

About Plato Data Intelligence (

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.

About Butterfly Protocol (

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.

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Shrinath Bolloju, Managing Director, CitiBank, India Joins KGiSL

India/Singapore, July 14, 2021: KG Information Systems Private Limited (KGiSL), a global IT Products, Solutions, and Services provider, today announced the appointment of three banking leaders with impeccable leadership and track record, to support its growth and strategic vision. These senior finance professionals, with considerable expertise and a wealth of global banking experience, will significantly help in driving this critical phase of KGiSL’s growth strategy of reaching INR 1000 crore turnover in the next three years.

Shrinath Bolloju joins KGiSL as Chief Strategy Officer, Ramesh Nagesh as Chief Operating Officer, and Noor Hayati Ahmad as Senior Vice President & Country Head, KGiSL Singapore.

Welcoming the three banking stalwarts, Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, Managing Director, KGiSL said, “The addition of these three well-established, seasoned leaders to the existing vibrant leadership of KGiSL supports our vision and strategy to become a strong player in the BFSI segment, especially in the banking domain. Their experience will help the accelerated growth plan we have, for the next 3 years.”

Commenting on the new additions to the leadership team, Prassadh Shanmugam, Director & Chief Executive Officer, KGiSL, said, “We are really fortunate to have all three of them join the leadership team at KGiSL: Shrinath with a proven track record in the banking industry is probably at his peak of his career; Ramesh, known for his technology & Operation skillsets in the banking Industry, probably has not even reached his peak yet and Hayati, a seasoned banking veteran has deep connections in the industry in Singapore and globally. The three of them could have continued what they were doing, or could have chosen any number of BFSI opportunities. Instead, they chose to join us, believing in the vision, strategy, and execution strength of KGiSL. This really adds momentum to our goals.”

An accomplished business leader with close to three decades of experience in financial services, Shrinath Bolloju joins KGiSL as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Shrinath’s experience straddles sales, product management, technology, operations and governance in different geographies, and banking and financial products. He most recently served as Managing Director and South Asia Operations & Technology Head at Citi Bank. Previously, he has been part of the leadership team with Deutsche Bank and RBL Bank, driving transformation and digitization. As CSO at KGiSL, Shrinath will be based out of Mumbai, India. In this role, Shrinath will work closely with the senior leadership at KGiSL to drive sustained and accelerated growth across key markets and sectors.

Ramesh Nagesh joins KGiSL as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will be based in Bangalore, India. He comes with over three decades of experience in managing regional and global operating units. He joins KGiSL after serving as COO of the Anglo Gulf Trade Bank, Abu Dhabi where he was involved in setting up the world’s first digitally-enabled, data-driven Trade Bank from the ground up. Ramesh has been part of the leadership team with top multi-national banks like Deutsche Bank, ABN-AMRO Bank, ANZ, Standard Chartered and RBS.

Noor Hayati Ahmad  joins KGiSL as  Senior Vice President & Country Head, KGiSL Singapore. She brings in over 35 years of experience, including 25 years of international banking, particularly in Global Transaction Banking, Money Markets, FX, Finance, and Retail. Having worked with global banks and leading technology organizations in Singapore, she understands the local market, technology trends and functional needs of the financial services sector. She has previously been part of the senior leadership teams at Deutsche Bank, Hatstand, Sonic, and Kashtec Technology Pte Ltd.

On his appointment, Shrinath Bolloju, Chief Strategy Officer, KGiSL, said “KGiSL has a proven track record of building robust products and solutions that have ensured long-lasting engagements with clients. I am delighted to join this seasoned and committed team, and look forward to work with them to scale up our offering, while continuing to operate as a trusted solutions provider to our clients, worldwide.”

Further to his new engagement, Ramesh Nagesh, Chief Operating Officer, KGiSL, said, “KGiSL is truly a unique and talented organization with deep-rooted capabilities in building top class products and solutions. I am honoured to work with such a culturally diverse, committed, and seasoned talent pool, and I look forward to collaborate with the team to unlock their full potential and enhance delivery capabilities.”

Noor Hayati Ahmad, Senior Vice President & Country Head, KGiSL Singapore, said, “I am truly excited to be a part of KGiSL, Singapore and I look forward to working with this highly professional team to further accelerate our ambitious growth strategy. Today, Singapore is among the top three financial hubs in the world, behind London and New York, and it is imperative that we showcase our products and services in the banking and financial sector and grow our presence in this area.”

About KGiSL:

KG Information Systems Private Limited (KGiSL) is a global IT Services, Consulting and Business Solutions provider in the BFSI space. KGiSL offers Software Products, Solutions and Services in Intelligent Automation, ERP (SAP), CRM, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Quality Engineering, IT Infrastructure Management and Application Development. KGiSL has offices in India, US, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Thailand.

KGiSL is part of the $750 million business conglomerate KG Group with interest in Textiles, Engineering, Healthcare, Education, Real Estate, Entertainment, Software and Business Support Services. The Group employs over 25000 people and is known for its philanthropic services to the community for over 8 decades.

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Solve.Care Joins The Government Blockchain Association

FAIRFAX, VA, Jul 12, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Solve.Care, the healthcare technology platform company leveraging blockchain to change the way we deliver and manage patient care, is now an official member of The Government Blockchain Association (GBA). The GBA is a non-profit independent association aimed at promoting blockchain technology by empowering individuals and organizations to connect, communicate, and collaborate to solve public sector challenges around the world.

In line with GBA's mission to connect people and organizations with blockchain technology-based solutions, Solve.Care delivers a patient-centric healthcare model, utilizing blockchain technology to address inefficiencies in the healthcare industry and improve access to quality care for everyone. As a member of the GBA, Solve.Care is now part of the largest blockchain association in the world and will work together with a global network of experts, which include government agencies, researchers, and academia, to help promote the adoption of blockchain technology especially for the healthcare sector. The GBA has over 6,000 registered individual and organizational members in 120 cities around the world. The GBA also hosts local meetups of over 40,000 people globally.

Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, said, "Blockchain technology provides a real solution to many of the issues we face today. From healthcare to education and the economy to public wellbeing, blockchain technology will be transformational across many different industries. By joining the Government Blockchain Association, we intend on contributing Solve.Care's expertise to implementing a more equal and effective care to a wider, global audience. Working with a dedicated team of experts, we look forward to leveraging the value GBA offers to promote the technology we believe in, as well as contributing to the association's goals and actions."

Through its membership, Solve.Care will help establish and promote healthcare industry best practices for blockchain technology-related solutions to be adopted for the benefit of society at large, by government agencies in the US and the rest of the world. In addition, the company will have the opportunity to deliver and participate in education, training, and certifications, such as the GBA Blockchain Consulting Certification.

Gerard Dache, Founder and Executive Director of GBA, said, "Our members share a passion for promoting blockchain technology adoption throughout the world, seeing it as a force for good and a solution to many of the issues faced by governments globally. We are excited to welcome Solve.Care, a company that is operating at the vanguard of healthcare and innovation and who has a proven track record of delivering working blockchain solutions that help drive the digital transformation of healthcare and patient delivery."

About the Government Blockchain Association (GBA):

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is an international nonprofit professional association with its headquarters located in Fairfax, Virginia. GBA focuses on its members as individuals and organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain technology solutions to government but does not advocate for any specific policy position. Membership is available to government employees along with student organizations, private sector professionals, and corporations. Membership fees are waived for government employees.

GBA cultivates professional workflows between technologists, public policy makers, application specialists, and those who want to learn about the new and emerging digital currencies. Furthermore, GBA acts as a catalyst in creating a public dialogue around the creative, profitable, and positive leveraging of blockchain technology.

About Solve.Care

Solve.Care is a global healthcare company that redefines care coordination, improves access to care, reduces benefit administration costs, and helps reduce fraud and waste in healthcare around the world. The Solve.Care platform creates ecosystems called Care Networks for patient-centric care based on medical conditions, economic and social needs, and other tailored eligibility criteria. It is also the first company in the world to successfully deploy digital currency and blockchain technology for value-based healthcare payments. It is a multiple award-winning company, receiving accolades such as: 'Most Innovative Blockchain Project Award' at the Blockchain Life 2019 Forum, 'Top Innovative Blockchain Solution' and 'Top Outstanding Project' at the 2019 World Blockchain Awards, BRI's 'Industry Solution of the Year 2020', SSOW Impact Awards' 'Technology of the Year 2020', and many more. For more information, please visit

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BlueHelix Group (BHEX) releases HDEX, world’s first decentralized trading platform to support cross-chain deposit/withdrawal and trading any asset

SINGAPORE, Jul 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – BlueHelix Group (BHEX) has released HDEX, the world's first decentralized trading platform that supports decentralized cross-chain deposit/withdrawal and trading of any asset, on July 8. HDEX is the perfect landing for BlueHelix' decentralized financial strategic layout and will continue to empower the BHEX centralized trading platform, BHEX Cloud Saas & Whitelabel solutions, and BHEX Chain in the ecological sectors of BlueHelix Group.

HDEX decentralized exchange is based on BHEX Chain technology, the patented Bluehelix decentralized private key generation technology. It overturns CEX and the traditional DEX model, supporting arbitrary linkage and trading among heterogeneous chains and homogeneous chains which are fully compatible with various cross-chain technologies and standards, providing a technical foundation for HDEX to change the business logic of digital asset trading platforms.

Therefore, through HDEX, users can realize "decentralized cross-chain asset safe deposit and withdrawal, the swap and circulation of any trading pair on-chain, and the rapid transfer of assets between any public chains, truly realizing a complete cross-chain DEX model."

The innovation and integration of DEX+CEX

As we all know, in the process of digital currency trading in a centralized exchange, the exchange is responsible for the entire transaction process such as custody of funds, providing liquidity, matching transactions, and delivery and clearing. The platform has the absolute right and controls the user's asset security, users are in a weak position. With the development of DeFi, DEX has risen rapidly, solving many problems of centralized exchanges:

– Asset ownership risk: Users do not need to hold assets in CEX, and assets will be under their own control.
– Regulatory risk: unable to be truly supervised by the government and not affected by policies.
– Trading risk: Users do not need to worry about counterparty and transaction fraud and other issues.

DEX makes up for the deficiency of CEX and meets the actual needs of users. Currently, the market capitalization of some DEX platforms has surpassed CEX, along with the continuously growing trading volume and daily active users.

However, DEX in the market is built on a single public chain and deployed via smart contracts, such as Uniswap on Etherum, MDEX on HECO and Pancake on BSC. Or the Layer2 mode on Etherum, such as Loopring and Zkswap, while with the main problems as follows:

– Not support the swap between the Native tokens of mainstream assets like BTC;
– Most are based on the AMM model but not OrderBook model
– Low Asset trading efficiency and higher gas fees;
– Unable to realize the liquidity combination between the cross-chain assets;
– Unable to achieve the liquidity sharing between DEXs

HDEX has been committed to changing the existing problems of DEX and CEX since the establishment of the project, and perfectly integrating the advantages of the two. Through HDEX, users can fully share the liquidity and trading depth of any trading pair on any chain, and enjoy the trading experience no less than that of a centralized exchange but also with better user privacy and asset security experiences.

Leading the exchange business revolution

So, how will HDEX decentralized exchanges change the pattern of CEX and DEX and innovate the business logic of digital asset exchanges?

First. HDEX solves the cross-chain trading barrier on DEX.

HDEX fully supports the swap of Native tokens. Users can directly swap them into real mainstream public chain tokens such as BTC through HDEX, and withdraw them into their wallets at any time. There is no need to swap the assets issued by centralized organizations on HECO or Binance BSC, which greatly lowers the trust risks of the third parties.

HDEX also simplifies the complicated withdrawal procedure for the swapped assets on CEX.

Second, HDEX support the AMM+Orderbook trading mode, with the same liquidity pool;

Traditional DEX adopts the Orderbook mechanism, which is similar to the centralized exchange. However, many orders couldn't be matched due to the slow trading speed on-chain and small user scale. The occurrence of AMM market-making allows anyone to participate in liquidity providing, with a 3% transition commission bonus, has effectively solved the insufficient liquidity issue in the order book mechanism, which contributes to the growth spurt for the AMM DEXs represented by UniSwap.

However, without the Orderbook model, users of the AMM DEX can only place the orders on market price but not limit orders on CEX. Meanwhile, there will be a large slippage due to the lack of order book function, and orders cannot be filled at a satisfactory price, along with higher gas fees due to the congestion of the Ethereum network.

HDEX decentralized exchange supports both AMM and Orderbook modes. Users can initiate market order transactions or limit order transactions, set buying and selling orders according to the target price, and realize automatic execution, instead of relying solely on AMM prices. Decided. At the same time, it is also convenient for users to gather assets near the transaction price, which greatly improves the utilization rate of funds. In addition, HDEX is also very convenient and compatible with CEX user habits and user experience, which can improve and help CEX users seamlessly switch to DEX.

Third, HDEX guarantees 2000TPS+ validation efficiency and performance.

Currently, DEX assets are under decentralized custody, all transactions are on the chain, all operations are performed by smart contracts, and transactions occur directly between buyers and sellers (point-to-point). Every transaction order and status change are recorded in the blockchain network, which greatly reduces the transaction speed. HDEX has more than 2000 TPS and second-level consensus confirmation efficiency, which solves the problems faced by DEX.

HDEX Offers Lower Gas fees. It accounts for only less than 2.5% of Ethereum Gas fees. Most users meet high gas fees, lower efficiency, and transaction failure when using Uniswap, and they may need to set a higher slippage and pay expensive gas fees, while with HDEX, these issues will be no longer issues.

Fourth, HDEX to support all cross-chain assets supported by CEX.

Take USDT as an example, different users may have different USDT on different chains which may be difficult to be swapped with. Users can deposit USDT on different chains on HDEX, which can be mapped to the same USDT as on CEX, and used to trade with other tokens. Similarly, HDEX supports a cross-chain liquidity combination of any currency, which greatly facilitates the asset management and swapping needs of users.

Fifth. HDEX supports the OpenDEX protocol which allows everyone to develop their DEXs.

Currently, different DEXs have their own liquidity pools based on different smart contracts, but often with insufficient liquidity or market depth. Based on the OpenDEX protocol, HDEX allows any individual/community to develop their own DEX through OpenDEX protocol, while sharing the liquid and the co-construction among all DEXs on chain based on this protocol. At the same time, HDEX also supports customized DEX Settings.

In other words, any individual/community can create a Liquidity pool on HDEX and issue tokens, or remove them at any time. This function will greatly improve the activeness of existing users, greatly enriches the liquidity of the exchanges and increases the volumes, and will contribute to the user growth of the DEX market.

Currently, HDEX has launched the Global Ambassador Recruitment Program, and we welcome all global partners to join. Within the BHEX ecosystem, HDEX is expecting a great future with the recourse, technology, and management support from Bluehelix Group.

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Blockpass Partners with OpenDeFi for KYC Provision and PASS Rewards

HONG KONG, Jul 9, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Blockpass and OpenDeFi are proud to announce their new partnership. The two companies will collaborate to provide regulatory compliance, security and additional benefits to the intersection of Decentralised Finance and real-world assets – 'Open Finance'. In addition, Blockpass and OpenDeFi plan to jointly offer AMAs, giveaways, rewards and tutorials.

OpenDeFi is the Open Finance protocol by OroPocket that aims to link DeFi solutions and physical assets, providing banking opportunities such as loans, which are backed up by real-world assets. Notably, assets are held by custodians, providing a secure and trusted opportunity for individuals and institutions alike. OpenDeFi works to provide a solution which avoids hurdles such as price slippage, low liquidity and long settling times whilst simultaneously facilitating investment opportunities, cross-chain support and a decentralised solution with 100% uptime.

Blockpass is a digital identity verification provider which provides a one-click compliance gateway to financial services and other regulated industries. Through Blockpass, users can create, store, and manage a data-secure digital identity that can be used for an entire ecosystem of services, token purchases and access to regulated industries. For businesses and merchants, Blockpass is a comprehensive KYC & AML SaaS that requires no integration and no setup cost. You can set up a service in minutes, test the service for free and start verifying and on-boarding users.

"We're very excited to be working with such a groundbreaking and holistic approach to finance and banking," said Adam Vaziri, CEO of Blockpass. "OpenDeFi and OroPocket are fully aware of the importance of regulatory compliance for the financial industry and we're honoured that they've chosen Blockpass to provide KYC and AML services. We're looking forward to working with them on developing this space and collaborating on AMAs and user rewards."

"Adoption is the key to making our lives easier. The ready-made KYC and AML screening that Blockpass specializes in is the true need for the ecosystem and OpenDeFi users. We're thrilled to have this strategic alliance with such a great team, and believe that this will enhance the reliability of the OpenDeFi ecosystem," commented Tarusha Mittal, co-founder of OpenDeFi.

Blockpass has grown significantly in size and use since its inception, both in the number and range of users and organizations it has partnered with, and the scope of its work. Blockpass continues to develop its digital identity protocol with updates and additions to improve the compliance experience. The existential need for DeFi projects to be regulatory compliant and the recent integrations have led to a surge in interest for Blockpass' On-chain KYC(TM) solution which promises to change the way blockchains enable compliance. Its recent integration with TrustSwap expands Blockpass' services to a whole new raft of businesses and solutions.

About Blockpass

Blockpass, the pioneer of On-chain KYC(TM), is a fast, fully comprehensive KYC & AML screening software-as-a-service for blockchains, Crypto, Defi and other regulated industries. With Blockpass, you get an unmatched set of benefits for any compliance service that includes pay-as-you-go, no setup cost, no integration necessary, free testing, immediate launch and at the lowest cost. Blockpass' KYC Connect(TM) platform enables businesses to select requirements for customer onboarding that can include ID authentication, face-matching, address checking, AML ongoing monitoring and/or screening of sanctions lists, politically exposed persons (PEP), and adverse media. Through Blockpass, end-users easily create a verified portable identity that they can control and re-use to onboard with any service instantly. By integrating with Chainlink Network – a decentralized oracle solution – in early January, Blockpass introduced the first On-chain KYC(TM) solution that will service many blockchains in the years to come. The Blockpass App is available from the App Store and Google Play.

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OpenDeFi provides 100% asset-backed banking without the insidious, hidden charges and time-consuming tedium that come with traditional banks. Through their Fiat on-ramp OroPocket, users can invest in multiple asset classes, grow their wealth, enjoy 100% liquidity – all on Blockchain, with a simple app.

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Government Blockchain Association Announces Government Blockchain Week in Washington DC September 27 – October 2

Washington, D.C., Jul 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – September 27-October 2, 2021, the Government Blockchain Association, (GBA), will present Government Blockchain Week, live, in Washington DC. This global experience will be the largest government blockchain event in history.

Government Blockchain Week will be 6 days of classes, seminars, forums, a pitch competition, the Annual Achievement Awards ceremony, and an Art Show with NFTs and Voting opportunities. The nights will be captivating with 3 Evening Receptions, each presenting a unique and dramatic opportunity to make connections, make a deal, or showcase your blockchain products.

Held in government buildings, embassies, and iconic venues throughout the city, the day events will cover topics such as Banking and Cryptocurrency; Cybersecurity; International Trade; Economic Growth; and New Paradigms. On Thursday and Friday of the week, all attendees will gather at the Congressional Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol for GBA's flagship event, "The Future of Money, Governance, & The Law". Leaders from around the globe will converge on Washington DC to discuss how blockchain technology will impact money, governance, and the law; today, and in the decades to come.

"Political freedom must be accompanied by economic freedom for people to be truly free. Blockchain Technology is a new frontier in the economic landscape," says Gerard Dache, Executive Director, GBA .

Tickets for Government Blockchain Week are available now to GBA Members free of charge. Non-Members can secure tickets by purchasing a ticket to the Evening Receptions.

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Study: More than half of the world’s population will use mobile wallets by 2025

SINGAPORE, Jul 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The biggest report ever on the growth of mobile wallets projects that one in two people will use a mobile wallet by 2025. At the end of 2020, there were over 2.8 billion mobile wallets in use. That number is projected to increase by nearly 74% to reach 4.8 billion mobile wallets in use by the end of 2025 – nearly 60% of the world's population. The fastest growing markets are Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa & Middle East where mobile wallets are displacing cash and cards for more convenient digital payments.

Boku, a fintech pioneering the world's first global mobile payments network, has released its 2021 Mobile Wallets Report in partnership with digital technology analyst house Juniper Research, which provides insight into mobile wallet adoption and use in leading markets across the globe. In 2019, mobile wallets overtook credit cards to become the most widely used payment type globally and the shift to online driven by the pandemic has accelerated adoption. Mobile wallets use is growing rapidly across the world with emerging markets leading the way.

Key findings

– Southeast Asia is the fastest growing mobile wallet region
Mobile wallet use will grow by 311% between 2020-2025, reaching up 439.7 million wallets in use across Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam from 141.1 million in 2020. The rise in e-Commerce and dominance of super-apps like Grab and Gojek, particularly in markets like the Philippines and Indonesia, is driving accelerated mobile wallet adoption.

– China reaches maturity but Japan, Korea and Taiwan set for hyper-growth
The Far East and China continues to be the largest mobile wallet region in the world with 1.34bn users in 2020. Market saturation is resulting in slowing growth in China with a CAGR of just 2.2% per year. Meanwhile, markets including Japan, Korea and Taiwan will continue to see accelerated adoption of mobile wallets with 98.4% market penetration by 2025.

– Africa & Middle East is the second biggest mobile wallet market
The second biggest mobile wallet market is set to grow by 147% between 2020-2025. This is driven by expanded usage of mobile money services such as M-Pesa which are increasingly offering additional services such as access to eCommerce.

– Latin American growth is being supercharged by eCommerce
This region is set to increase mobile wallet use by 166% between 2020-2025. Long held back by consumers' preference for cash-based payments and comparatively lower smartphone penetration, this is fast changing, and the region's eCommerce growth is supercharging mobile wallet use.

– Slow growth in Western Europe and North America
With 65% growth in Western Europe and 50% in North America by 2025, these regions will see the least amount of mobile wallet growth in the next five years. However, markets such as the UK are seeing a rise in card-based mobile wallets due to the adoption of contactless spurred on by the pandemic and shift towards cashlessness.

"While mobile wallets are being used on a global basis, we see two distinct types being used today. One is card-based mobile wallets, like Apple Pay and Google Pay, which provide an easier way to pay with cards people already have. The other is stored value mobile wallets, like AliPay and GrabPay, that enable consumers to transact with digital cash and are popular in emerging markets with fast-growing e-Commerce sectors," said Adam Lee, Chief Product Officer at Boku. "The markets that are set to grow the fastest are those with the lowest levels of card penetration, stored value wallets are thriving. In North America and Western Europe, which are dominated by card-based mobile wallets, we are seeing the slowest growth in mobile wallet adoption, as the technology provides merely incremental benefit."

"We are seeing clear bifurcation in the market between card-based mobile wallets in developed markets and stored value mobile wallets that are ubiquitous in Asia and rapidly growing in all emerging markets," concluded Lee.

"Southeast Asia is one of the most rapidly digitalising regions in the world. In 2020, the region added 400 million new internet users, with 70% of the region now online. Together with consumption trends brought about due to lockdowns during the pandemic, that has led to a familiarity with e-Commerce and an exponential rise in mobile wallet use," said Loke Hwee Wong, Vice President and General Manager, APAC at Boku. "This is also because the region was heavily dependent on cash and bank transfer before mobile wallet use, and the convenience and accessibility, especially with stored value mobile wallets, will see Southeast Asia leapfrog the rest of the world in mobile payment adoption."

The growth and bifurcation of mobile wallet use presents both an opportunity and challenge for merchants. The number of mobile wallets transacting over $1 billion per year is set to grow by 27% from 54 wallets in 2020 to 69 wallets by 2025. This provides a lucrative opportunity for merchants looking to acquire valuable customers, many of whom only use mobile wallets. However, not only are consumers using mobile wallets more, they are using more mobile wallets. Consumers in high growth markets such as India and Indonesia use an average of 2.74 wallets. This means that not only do merchants need to accept wallets but they need to ensure broad coverage across each target market.

"We are witnessing a paradigm shift in payments driven by mobile wallets. Mobile wallets have lowered the barrier to making digital payments and in parallel ushered billions of new consumers into eCommerce. These consumers are not in North America or Western Europe, they are in emerging markets, and while they don't have credit cards, they overwhelmingly have mobile wallets," said Jon Prideaux, CEO at Boku. "For global merchants, mobile payment acceptance is not about accepting one type of mobile wallet or another, but ensuring that consumers in every market will have the required selection on payment types in order to monetize transactions."

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About Boku

Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) is a fintech pioneering the world's first global, mobile payments network. With 45% of global consumers using mobile payment methods to buy goods online, compared to 18% using credit cards, the future of commerce is mobile-first. Boku's technology platform helps the world's most demanding merchants attract, convert, and retain customers using mobile payments. By turning payments infrastructure into a source of sustainable competitive advantage, Boku safely activates a range of new merchant business models – from bundling to subscriptions.

Boku's platform is used in over 70 countries with more than a billion verified transactions in 2020, contributing $8.5 billion to the digital economy. Customers that trust Boku to simplify sign-up, acquire new paying users and prevent fraud include global leaders such as Apple, DAZN, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Sony, Spotify and Tencent.

Boku Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Brazil, China, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the US. To learn more about Boku please visit:

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Boku in Asia

In Asia, Boku's payment partners for Mobile Wallets include: AliPay, Dana, GCash, GoPay, GrabPay, KakaoPay, LINE Pay, Ovo, PayMaya, PayPay, Toss, Touch 'n Go, Truemoney.

Boku also partners with payment partners to offer Direct Carrier Billing: AIS, BSNL, Celcom, Digi, dtac, Globe, Indosat Ooredoo, Jio, Korea Telecom, KDDI, LG U+, Maxis, M1, NTT Docomo, StarHub, Singtel, Softbank, SK Telecom, Smart, Smartfren, Tata Docomo, Telkomsel, Three, TrueMove, Vodafone, XL (amongst others).

Additional insights from the Mobile Payments Report 2021

Other insights from the Southeast Asian region include:
1. Indonesia represents one of the greatest opportunities for merchants accepting mobile payments: its mobile wallet penetration is at 25.6% in 2020, and set to triple to 76.5% by 2025. The report also expects that mobile wallet transactions will increase by volume to 16 billion transactions in 2025 (from 1.7 billion in 2020), and $107 billion in 2025 (from $28 billion in 2020) – the highest in the region.
2. Malaysia mobile payment adoption is behind other Southeast Asian countries currently, at a 31.7% penetration rate, but is poised for hyper growth over the next five years to 93.9%.
3. Philippines has one of the lowest levels of mobile wallet penetration at 22.4% of the population, but expected to grow to 63.4% by 2025 with a mobile wallet transaction value of $63.4 billion by 2025 (from $15 billion in 2020).
4. Singapore is set to reach mobile wallet penetration of nearly 95% by 2025 from 30.4% in 2020 – the highest in the Southeast Asian region, and with mobile wallet transactions projected to increase by 11x (from 101 million transaction volume in 2020, to 1.1 billion in 2025).
5. Mobile wallet penetration in Thailand is at 21.4% in 2020 and set to grow to 63.4% in 2025. The country is also set to hit $36.7 billion in transaction value in 2020 (from $10.6 billion in 2020).
6. Vietnam is primed for massive mobile payments growth – with mobile wallet transaction growth of 7x expected to 5 billion by 2025 from 674 million in 2020, and a mobile wallet penetration rate of 55.5% in 2025 (from 19.7% in 2020).

As part of the Mobile Payments Report 2021, Boku also conducted an in-depth consumer survey of 1035 respondents in Indonesia, during May 2021, which showed that:
1. Consumers use an average of 3.2 wallets in use per respondent, one of the highest in the world after India. The top reason for using more than one type of mobile wallet included different wallets giving different benefits (63%).
2. Cash was the payment type that is most in use prior to mobile wallets (at 66%), followed by bank transfers (63%) and debit cards (44%), which can likely be attributed to the extremely low credit card penetration rate in Indonesia.

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Collect Rare Cards and Combine to Earn Unique NFTs of US Presidents with PixelPotus

Nevada, United States, Jul 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Just halfway through 2021 and we see non-fungible tokens (NFTs) becoming a staple in every crypto enthusiast's diet. With the NFT market total transaction value reportedly tripling in 2020 alone, NFT utilities and use cases continue to appear, and evolve throughout every corner of the crypto space.

Through the myriad of evolutionary pathways NFTs tread, nostalgia is one such pathway that PixelPotus pioneers, and molds anew.

Collecting cards has never been this innovative or competitive.

What is PixelPotus?

Accurately named PixelPotus, this NFT collectible card game features digital POTUSes (Presidents of the United States) in their finest pixelated suits; lined up for inauguration!

There are a total of 45 POTUSes available, each with a total of six levels of rarity as players combine cards to upgrade their favorite POTUS(es).

You may be thinking, aren't there a total of 46 POTUSes? You are correct, but lest we forget, Grover Cleveland acted as the 22nd and the 24th POTUS. Although President Cleveland would surely adore more publicity, PixelPotus ensures each POTUS gets a fair term in this game!

Get FREE POTUSes Today!

All players are able to claim a free* (*inclusive of a minor Tezos network fee) common POTUS token once per day. To mint the increasingly higher rarity version of each digital POTUS, a player must collect and then burn lower-level tokens to achieve the next tier. For example, to obtain an Uncommon Grover Cleveland, a player must burn two Common Grover Cleveland.

Following each player's free claim once per day, a player may then purchase an additional five random Common POTUSes for 0.125 tez per day. However, the total limit to claims daily is 5,000, and as such, players have to claim as early as possible to avoid missing out. PixelPotus also has a smart contract-powered marketplace for users to post trades and exchange in a trustless manner.

20% of all claim and upgrade fees enter a prize pool smart contract dubbed, "The Treasury." Once a player reaches the highest level of rarity (Unique), they can make a claim against The Treasury contract and receive a 25% payout. This will continue until all Unique POTUS tokens are minted and the final minted Unique token will receive whatever is left in The Treasury.

With only 10,000 of each Common POTUS token available and upgrades requiring lower-level token burning, PixelPotus POTUS tokens will only increase in scarcity. Sporting a bold, unique, and inherent deflationary spirit to the game, eventually, there will be no more cards left to claim!

Community Comes First

The Tezos community is well-known to be one of the most active and engaged communities out there. As the community's needs and wants continue to burst at the seams, PixelPotus responds rapidly; incorporating new features and applying fixes in record time. So far, PixelPotus has been highly praised for its fast pace of development and implementation of new feature requests.

Prioritizing the community, the PixelPotus team has recently released V2, which incorporates the ability to now set buy orders for cards alongside the current sell orders. Additionally, V2 revamps the player PixelPotus interface and improves upon all aspects of the increasingly renowned NFT collectible card game.

In the words of Andrew Jackson: "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."

Claim your first free POTUS token today here!

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VetCoin Dedication: Austin “Bud” Burrell. A Legacy Earned

TAMPA, FLA., Jul 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The VetCoin team dedicates this effort to the memory and legacy of C. Austin "Bud" Burrell. Bud served with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and went on to work for more than 35 years on Wall Street. He was a senior derivatives specialist, development stage company investment banker, and later became a chief executive numerous times. During his career, he helped launch countless fruitful business ventures. Perhaps more importantly, Bud invested in people as a leader and mentor, which resulted in the successful launch of many careers. Mr. Burrell was an outspoken critic of financial fraud and its connection to national security issues. He often referred to illegal naked short selling as a "glaring hole" in the U.S. financial system and is still recognized today by new generations as a champion for ethical action on Wall Street. Bud was a 1968 Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a graduate of the Army's Finance Officer Advanced Course.

Every year on Veteran's Day, VetCoin will recognize the most innovative Veteran's Charity in America with the "Burell Award for Outstanding Support to the Veteran Community" and add them to our roll of honor.

It is a tragedy that when service members take off the uniform, they face so many challenges. The blockchain economy is changing the lives of people every day. It is finally time that our veterans are included in these robust financial changes.

The VetCoin mission is to help rescue those we can by connecting them and military-friendly businesses, empowering them on the blockchain economy, and transforming their lives by allowing anyone to "round-up" on everyday purchases to help out. So, on this day, as we celebrate America's independence and honor the heroes who have sacrificed so much while serving our nation, please allow us to introduce VetCoin.

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Source: Plato Data Intelligence

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