OIO to launch blockchain consulting and development services in Indonesia

SINGAPORE, Oct 2, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – SGX-listed OIO Holdings Limited ("OIO") is pleased to announce its entry into the Indonesian market with a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with PT. Infiniti Teknologi Indonesia ("Infiniti").

Under the MOU, OIO will cooperate with Infiniti to support companies across various Indonesian industries planning to adopt blockchain-based technology in their business operations, with the aim of unlocking new growth areas and addressing operational inefficiencies. The MOU is effective for 2 years from 2 October 2020, unless mutually agreed between the parties for early termination or for further extension.

Background to the Partnership

OIO aims to be a leading provider of cost-effective and innovative solutions based on blockchain to further power the growth of enterprises in Asia. In partnership with Vietnam-based Infinity Blockchain Group ("IBG"), OIO currently markets consultancy and software development services for enterprises seeking to adopt easy-to-use and highly cost-effective blockchain solutions across numerous industries – such as, shipping, construction, logistics, and others. OIO's vision is to help our enterprise customers solve their real-world problems by providing them with appropriately customised blockchain solutions.

Being headquartered in Singapore, a leading global blockchain cluster, places OIO in a strategic position to access the growing demand for enterprise blockchain solutions. According to market intelligence firm International Data Corporation ("IDC"), the Asia-Pacific region accounts for approximately 19.3% of global blockchain spending. Even after accounting for COVID-19 related spending slowdowns, IDC expects blockchain spending to grow at a five-year Compound Annual Growth Rate of 55.3% for the Asia Pacific region (ex-Japan) and 57.1% worldwide – with global spend estimated to reach $14.4 billion by 2023[1].

Indonesia Market

Today, Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous nation, the 10th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, and a member of the G-20[2]. Strong macroeconomic fundamentals plus the growing number of both public and private sector blockchain projects in the country, have made Indonesia an attractive market for OIO to support with our customised solutions.

At the start of 2018, Bank Indonesia (BI) announced that it needs about two years to complete a study about the possibility of issuing a digital rupiah currency[3]. In August that year, the Indonesian Blockchain Association along with other organisations such as the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Creative Economy Agency, and Hara (a blockchain-based agritech startup) came together to launch Indonesia's first blockchain hub[4]. A year later, the Indonesian government's Creative Economy Agency also was reported to be using blockchain technology to protect artists' copyrights by helping musicians who have loaded their work to the database to track and monitor downloads and usage online, and calculate royalties due[5].

Historically, Indonesia has followed a democratic philosophy of strong regional autonomy. As such, each of the 33 provinces have their own unique features arising from provincial empowerment. This "administrative decentralisation" is also reflected in the differing standards, procedures, and IT systems between regions. This also means that service providers operating with centralised information systems will struggle to expand their services across the many differing regional standards and protocols[6].

While this feature of the Indonesian IT terrain may be an obstacle to traditional players in the tech industry, it is a boon for newer innovators who can leverage on blockchain's features that allows it to share data across multiple parties while keeping the database decentralised. OIO has recently identified potential project requirements from various industries in Indonesia, particularly in supply chain management across the many small islands in the country.

"We are thrilled to enter the Indonesian market with our partner PT. Infiniti Teknologi Indonesia. We believe we can leverage our experience and resources in the blockchain industry to help further propel the economic success story that is Indonesia today."
– Taku Edatsune, Head of Finance and Administration of OIO Holdings.

"We see the rise of potential needs for blockchain technology to solve the social and economic problems in Indonesia. Indonesia due to its diverse political and dispersed geographical nature, is best served by a decentralised technological solution. Hence our blockchain based collaboration with OIO."
– Syarifuddin Tanzil, Infiniti Teknologi Indonesia.

The OIO – PT. Infiniti Teknologi Indonesia Partnership

Through this partnership, OIO and Infiniti will market and execute blockchain-related consulting and software development services to enterprises in Indonesia, leveraging on OIO's reputation as a Singapore-listed company, IBG's software development resources, as well as Infiniti's local networks of enterprises in Indonesia.

The goal of the partnership is to promote greater implementation and adoption of blockchain solutions across industries in Indonesia, thereby resolving existing business and social issues by leveraging on the unique advantages accorded by blockchain.

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About OIO Holdings Limited

OIO Holdings Limited ("OIO") is a Singapore Exchange-listed firm whose core businesses are the provision of mechanical and electrical ("M&E") engineering services, and blockchain-related agency and consulting solution services. Over the years, OIO has developed extensive expertise as an M&E engineering services and solution provider. It has built up a strong network with well-established customers who are often engaged in luxury resorts or well-known projects in Singapore and the region such as Sengkang General Hospital and Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel.

OIO has recently expanded into blockchain-related businesses which include sales agency business, software development agency business and blockchain-related consultancy businesses. OIO's vision is to be the best service partner and provider of innovative technology solutions to power the growth of enterprises in Asia.

Website: www.oio.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oioholdings/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/66361073/
Telegram: https://t.me/oio_singapore

Service contact:
Sam Lay, Head of Business Development, OIO. email: enquiry@oio.sg
Company contact:
Taku Edatsune, Head of Finance and Administration, OIO. email: press@oio.sg or investor.relations@oio.sg

This press release has been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, PrimePartners Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor"). It has not been examined or approved by the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "Exchange") and the Exchange assumes no responsibility for the contents of this document, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this document.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Ms Gillian Goh, 16 Collyer Quay, #10-00 Income at Raffles, Singapore 049318, sponsorship@ppcf.com.sg.

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Moonstake Executive Board strengthened by appointment of new CEO, Lawrence Lin

SINGAPORE, Oct 1, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our management with the appointment of Lawrence Lin as our new CEO, effective 1st of Oct 2020.





Lawrence is a digital marketing professional with a background in programming and has been in the tech industry for over 10 years. He was one of Huobi Global's early employees and later became Head of Global Business in Singapore. After that, he became the COO and co-founder of Zipmex, a cryptocurrency exchange which has been expanded in Southeast Asia, and led the acquisition of licenses.

Prior to entering the blockchain industry, he had a proven track record of successfully IPOing e-commerce companies' products and customers on ASX and implementing global digital initiatives on Standard Chartered. He has received various awards from marketing fields such as Marketing Excellence and Dragons of Asia.

In welcoming Lawrence to the Moonstake Skateboard, Mitsuru Tezuka, Moonstake founder, comments: "We have very bold aspirations here at Moonstake. Lawrence's overall brief is one of growth, building on the strategy, mission, vision and values for business and users that will make Moonstake to create the largest staking pool network in Asia. He will be joining a highly ambitious team of individuals, and I've no doubt that his previous experience of, and leadership in, continuous improvement and transformation make him an incredible asset to our company."

Regarding his new role as CEO, Lawrence said: "I am honoured and privileged to be appointed as CEO of Moonstake. Moonstake is expected to support the development and decentralization efforts of blockchain technology. Asia is always an important market for the blockchain industry and I would like to contribute to Moonstake's goal of creating Asia's largest staking pool network. At Moonstake, staking is one of the blockchain's signature features in the long run. That's why we want to work with industry leaders to strengthen our presence in different regions, while Moonstake provides better service to both coin holders and businesses. We are confident that we will become a global company through partnerships with players around the world."

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Staking adopts Proof of Stake (PoS) as a type of consensus algorithm which allows cryptocurrency holders to increase the likelihood of receiving block rewards from its block validation transaction. It brings together the ability to stake and ultimately distributes block rewards based on contribution. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies. Staking is expected to help elevate the blockchain technology and work for decentralization. https://www.moonstake.io/

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USDT Trading Arrives on Bitcoin Global

LONDON, Sep 30, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Bitcoin Global continues its peer-to-peer trading platform. Following demand from customers, the company enables USDT support alongside Bitcoin. Tether's USDT is the most prominent stablecoin in the cryptocurrency industry today.

Introducing USDT Trading on Bitcoin Global

Bitcoin Global users can now gain access to a second major crypto asset. Alongside Bitcoin, users will be able to trade Tether's USDT. The prominent stablecoin has a market cap of over $14 billion and continues to dominate the cryptocurrency trading landscape. Its overall trading volume is more than 50% of Bitcoin's, and nearly three times that of Ethereum.

Giving users more options to trade affirms the company's outlook on crypto assets. Bitcoin is the world's leading cryptocurrency, and USDT is the world's leading stablecoin by market cap and trading volume. Offering both assets to customers will elevate Bitcoin Global position in the peer-to-peer trading industry. It also increases the worldwide appeal of this platform.

A new Breed of Peer-to-peer Trading

Bitcoin Global differentiates itself from other platforms by not requiring users to verify their identity. Adding a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) procedure is not beneficial when the platform in question never controls user funds. Connecting buyers and sellers is not the same as providing financial transactions.

Funds flowing through this platform are kept in escrow to protect both the buyer and seller. The funds will be unlocked once the seller confirms the recipient of the buyer's payment. During this procedure, there is no one who can access the funds, not even members of Bitcoin Global. Providing security and peace of mind are two aspects Bitcoin Global prides itself on.

Ongoing Developments to Drive Adoption

Introducing traders to USDT is the latest development for Bitcoin Global. This platform has seen many changes over the past few months, all of which are designed to make Bitcoin more accessible and appealing to users globally.

The introduction of price equations has been a game changer for the platform. This option ensures users looking to either buy or sell Bitcoin – and USDT starting next week – to actively maintain their advertisements. Price equations formulas will ensure the order price derives pricing information from different exchanges.

On the developer side of things, the recently launched API will automate advertisement management. The ever-changing value of Bitcoin warrants the use of different technologies to ensure one's advertisements will always remain competitive.

Last but not least, Bitcoin Global recently introduced support for Chinese and French translations of its platform. This brings the total number of supported languages to 4, as both English and Russian were already in place. More languages will be added in the future.

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Telephone: +447367568263
Website: https://bitcoin.global/

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ZALL Smart Commerce Group To Expand Its Singapore Operations

SINGAPORE, Sep 25, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Asia's leading B2B e-commerce group, ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL), announced that it will be expanding the scale of its operations and investments in Singapore. ZALL will invest in its Singapore business, including Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), a Joint Venture between ZALL, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Global eTrade Services (GeTS). It has increased its recruitment efforts, with a number of open roles for its operations and trading teams in Singapore. ZALL is also investing into technology to further enable Singapore SMEs to trade more freely across Asia.

ZALL is one of the nine bidders who made the shortlist for the Singapore wholesale digital banking license with only three licenses will be awarded by end-2020. The digital bank foray will mark ZALL's fourth major project in Singapore as it aims to bridge the funding gap and support the expansion of local SMEs and micro-SMEs into Asia.

ZALL's Chairman, Yan Zhi believes that the pandemic has highlighted the importance of leveraging cross-border growth opportunities, especially between ASEAN and China to build more resilient supply chains. Mr. Yan's comments were shared at the recent FutureChina Global Forum 2020 (FCGF) that was attended by over 1,300 regional delegates who discussed the latest development trends and growth opportunities between China and ASEAN. From Singapore, the event was graced by Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing.

"While it is business as usual in China now, the rest of the world is still affected by the pandemic that has disrupted supply chains, cratering economies. Today, most of the trading and transactions have to be done online, creating an urgency for traditional businesses to leverage on digital platforms and digitally transform as soon as possible in order to survive," emphasized Mr. Yan Zhi, Chairman of ZALL.

"With confidence, we will eventually go through the difficulties, through the epidemic and fog before us, and the world in three years will only be better," said Mr Yan.

The pandemic has amplified Singapore's importance in driving ASEAN-China trade, a valuable proof point around ZALL's decision to establish its international headquarters in Singapore by launching Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) two years ago (2018). CIC is Singapore's first B2B e-trading platform for physical commodities powered by blockchain technology. It offers a global intelligent trading platform to more than a dozen countries, helping companies to reduce transaction costs, optimise the efficiency of their supply chains across cross-border trading, financing, logistics, compliance and risk management; and achieve greater trading synergies globally.

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, CIC has seen sales revenues at approximately US$1 billion (S$1.36 billion) during the first half of this year (2020), which exceeded the total revenue throughout last year. Moreover, the number of customers on the CIC platform increased by 20 per cent as compared to 2019, resulting in a surge in the level of activity on the entire platform.

Mr Peter Yu, CEO of Commodities Intelligence Centre, shared, "Singapore has the ideal geographical location when it comes to commodities trading, playing a critical role in supporting regional trade. Singapore's nation-wide push for digitalisation has created the necessary environment to groom digital-savvy talents, and we look forward to inviting ideal candidates to join our growing team in Singapore."

"Be it COVID-19 or the recent spike in dengue cases, CIC offers opportunities for businesses of all sizes to mitigate crises by diversifying revenue sources and extending their global reach of their supply chains. In doing so, we are building business resilience against current and future pandemics," added Mr Yu.

About ZALL Smart Commerce Group

ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL) is a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group (ranked 139th of Fortune China 500 companies in 2020) with a global footprint across the world and is listed on four exchanges on HKSE, NYSE, SSE and SZSE. ZALL 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 million 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 SMEs and individual customers. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

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$13.1 billion (S$17.9 billion), with over 5,000 registered users covering markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, amongst other countries in Asia. For more information, please visit www.cic-tp.com.

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ADERA and BreadTalk Group to Establish Technology JV to Develop Innovative Fintech and Digital Solutions for SMEs

SINGAPORE, Sep 23, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – ADERA AI Pte. Ltd. (ADERA), an innovative technology services group headquartered in Singapore with a track record of more than 35 years, and BreadTalk Group Pte Ltd (BreadTalk Group), an award-winning F&B Group with more than 1,000 retail stores spread across 17 territories, are pleased to announce the establishment of a technology joint venture to develop innovative fintech and digital solutions targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Highlights:
– COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of technology adoption as initiatives to tap new growth opportunities amid the pandemic were largely reliant on digitalisation and technology
– The technology joint venture aims to develop innovative fintech and digital solutions, such as data analytics, blockchain-based supply chain financing platform, digital payments, to accelerate SMEs' digitalisation strategy to enhance their business efficiency and unlock new growth opportunities
– The first batch of fintech and digital solutions is targeted to be rolled-out by 1Q2021 and it will be deployed progressively across BreadTalk Group's F&B establishments as proof-of-concepts before adaption for mainstream adoption in other industries

SMEs are an important component of Singapore's economy, providing employment for two thirds of Singapore's workforce and contributing nearly half of Singapore's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on an annual basis.

COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of technology adoption as initiatives to tap new growth opportunities amid the pandemic were largely reliant on digitalisation and technology. As such, the scale of technology adoption for business enterprises to transform their business models has never been more apparent than now.

Leveraging on the combined expertise and resources of both ADERA and BreadTalk Group, the technology collaboration aims to:

1. Develop digital tools that offer data analytics, enhance operational efficiency and data- driven decision methodology on issues such as inventory, payments, customer acquisitions and etc.
2. Create a scalable omni-channel platform to enhance outreach to customers via new sales channels, integrating operations, incorporating digital payments, facial recognition and designing a cohesive user experience for end-customers.
3. Establish a blockchain-based supply chain financing platform with digitalised processes and document automation so stakeholders can gain faster access to financing and potentially lower their costs of funding. With more accountability and transparency, it can foster greater trust and confidence between financing institutions and transacting parties, leading to lower financing and business risks.

Under the joint venture, ADERA will provide its knowhow, capabilities and experience in key areas such as digital automation, facial recognition, digital identity, digital payments and artificial intelligence, while BreadTalk Group will contribute its technical and operational experience.

Commenting on the technology joint venture, Mr. Lennon Tan, Chairman of ADERA, said: "Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has become an essential tool to overcome operational challenges and enhance business agility.

As we adapt and adjust to the new normal economy, both ADERA and BreadTalk Group recognise that our combined know-how and experience can lead to the development of cutting- edge fintech and digital tools that can be adapted for the digitalisation roadmap of other industry segments.

With BreadTalk Group's established F&B business presence across 17 territories, it will provide significant opportunities for us to introduce and deploy our fintech and digital solutions to improve business operations and customers' engagement, leading to more proofs-of-concept and accelerating mainstream adoption of our technology innovations.

Combining the resources and strengths of both ADERA and BreadTalk Group, we look forward to using our best talents and expertise together to unlock new opportunities in the digitalisation journey for stakeholders."

Mr. Cheng William, Group COO of BreadTalk Group, added: "There are vast, untapped opportunities in the areas of digitalisation within the Group and the F&B industry. Our diverse multi-brand operating environment with international presence provides an ideal platform for proof-of-concepts.

To this extent, we have identified 3 "pros" to guide our digitalisation efforts: pro-customers, pro-workforce, pro-business partnerships to create more value propositions for stakeholders.
Leveraging on ADERA's expertise and capabilities of more than 35 years in technology services, we are confident that this joint venture will strengthen the core capabilities of our businesses and such technology innovations can be replicated to enable businesses in other industries to build sustainable growth in their digitalisation roadmap."

About ADERA AI Pte Ltd (ADERA)

Serving global banks, financial institutions, telecommunications, and government agencies around the world, ADERA is a technology services group headquartered in Singapore providing a platform of innovative fintech, digitalisation and data security solutions.

With an established track record of more than 35 years, ADERA aims to enable our customers to digitalise and enhance their business and operating models to broaden access to new markets, improve end-user experience and develop greater business efficiency.

For more information, please visit ADERA website: https://aderaglobal.com

About BreadTalk Group Pte Ltd

Founded as a bakery brand in Singapore in 2000, BreadTalk has rapidly expanded to become an award-winning F&B Group that has established its mark on the world stage with its bakery, restaurant, and food atrium footprints. With over 1,000 retail stores spread across 17 markets in Asia, Middle East, and the United Kingdom, its brand portfolio comprises direct owned brands such as BreadTalk, Toast Box, Food Republic, Food Junction, Bread Society, Sō Ramen, Thye Moh Chan, The Icing Room and partner brands such as Din Tai Fung, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, and Wu Pao Chun Bakery.

The Group has a network of owned and franchised bakery outlets in markets across Asia and the Middle East. It also operates the world-renowned Din Tai Fung restaurants in Singapore, Thailand and London as well as the award-winning Food Republic food atrium in markets such as Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Issued on behalf of ADERA AI Pte. Ltd. and BreadTalk Group Pte Ltd by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

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Epazz DeskFlex Room Booking Software Is Receiving Increased Demand From Universities and Colleges Struggling to Reopen After COVID-19 Lockdowns

CHICAGO, IL, Sep 22, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – via NewMediaWire — Epazz, Inc. (OTC: EPAZ), a mission-critical provider of cloud-based business solutions, announced today that DeskFlex room booking software for universities is receiving a growing number of requests from schools, colleges and universities that are struggling to reopen their campuses after COVID-19 lockdowns.

Many educational institutions are seeking tools and technologies to help manage social distancing and contact tracing in order to go back to school. DeskFlex's room booking software has anti-COVID features that help secure schools, colleges and universities as they continue to open this fall. DeskFlex room scheduling tools provide thermal scanner features, mask detection and interactive TV screens placed at entranceways to monitor students, faculty and school employees when entering the premises.

DeskFlex room booking software continuously improves its complementary hardware devices, including the FlexCube QR code scanner, contactless conference room display screens, Bluetooth beacons and lobby kiosks.

According to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), there must be a better contact tracing process, better testing and personal protective equipment before schools can reopen safely. DeskFlex room reservation software has COVID-compliant features, including a contact tracing tool, mask detection, thermal scanning and social distancing to help school administrators monitor everyone entering school premises and track those who have possibly been contaminated.

Under Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal in New York City, schools are reopening using a hybrid model, under which students will attend in-person classes only a few days in a week. The schools limit classroom capacity to 12 students to comply with social distancing recommendations from health experts and the CDC. DeskFlex will benefit from these recommendations because our software makes it possible for schools to maintain capacity limits for each classroom, social distancing protocols and anti-coronavirus measures.

According to Shaun Passley, Ph.D., CEO of Epazz, Inc., "We are confident that DeskFlex classroom scheduling software can provide exceptional and insightful solutions to schools, colleges and universities for safeguarding their students, faculty and from the infection."

About DeskFlex.com

DeskFlex is a desk booking solution and room reservation software for conference rooms, workspaces, desks, car parking spaces, equipment, hoteling and hot desking that helps office managers accommodate the needs of mobile workers while reducing rent and facility costs. DeskFlex lets employees reserve space in advance or claim desks right away. It adjusts the telephone switch (PBX) so calls ring at the "desk du jour." DeskFlex includes check-in, point-and-click floor maps, a web browser, a local kiosk, Outlook integration and conference room scheduling.

About Epazz, Inc. (www.epazz.com)

Epazz, Inc. is a leading cloud-based software company that specializes in providing customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher education institutions and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS(TM) v3.0 is a complete web-based software package for small- to mid-size businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and higher education institutions. BoxesOS provides many of the web-based applications organizations would otherwise need to purchase separately. Epazz's other products are K9Sky.com kennel software and the Provitrac applicant tracking system.

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The REL Token is Listed on CoinsBit and AzBit Cryptocurrency Exchanges. We, Release Project, Will Transform the Logistics of Agriculture and Fisheries Around the World

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN / ACCESSWIRE, Sep 18, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – We will improve the social networking site "RELEASE, the news site made by all", which is already in operation, and will combine social media (SNS) and e-commerce (shopping) to Transform the distribution of agriculture and fisheries in the world. To do this, we are officially launching Release Commerce service (online food market) from September 28, 2020 only for Japan.







"RELEASE Social Commerce", which combines social media and e-commerce, has a system built into the AWS server (Amazon Web Service) and AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning (deep learning), big data analysis. This platform is developed using advanced technologies such as information analysis.

As part of the Release Social Commerce platform, we will use our unique REL Token cryptocurrency for points, purchases, and redemption.

Check out our white paper to learn more about our revolutionary business model.
*From here. https://release.co.jp/white-paper/

The REL Token, which was originally issued as part of our Release project, was listed on the HotBit cryptocurrency exchange in February 2019, as well as on CoinsBit on August 8, 2020, and on AzBit on September 4, 2020. Along with the launch of the Release Commerce service, we will add value to the entire Release project and will do our best to raise the price of REL tokens.

The world's first site that links shopping to SNS. In the e-commerce field, Especially focusing on agriculture and fisheries, we have set up a system that allows sellers to set prices on the spot for fresh vegetables, fruits, and seafood and provide them promptly to general users, and through REL, I want to bring about a change in logistics.

*Release Project Official Website. https://release.co.jp/rel/
*White Paper (Business Plan). https://release.co.jp/white-paper/
*Release official Twitter. https://twitter.com/ReleaseI
*Release official Telegram. https://t.me/releasel

RELEASE is a 100-year project. We would like to expand our business globally by enhancing product categories and functions. We are trying to open a big door.

Contact: Kanai Tatsuo
Company Name: Release Co. Ltd
Phone: 02-2243-5551
Email: rel@release.co.jp
Website: https://release.co.jp/rel/

SOURCE: Release Co. Ltd

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Tiger Brokers adds ASX to its Online Trading & Mobile App

SINGAPORE, Sep 18, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Tiger Brokers, the NASDAQ-listed, Xiaomi-backed online brokerage focused on global trading across the world's top markets, announced the addition of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to its mobile and online trading application, Tiger Trade. This brings the current number of exchanges available to regional investors to 6; the US, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Australia: the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, Shanghai/Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), and since Monday, the ASX.





The addition of ASX to Tiger Trade's offering addresses regional investors' increasing appetite for equities, even during the current COVID-19 pandemic: Tiger Brokers witnessed a surge in account openings especially during June to August, with an increase of 43% y-o-y following the addition of SGX to the platform on June 8. With the ASX seeing an average daily on-market trading volume of AU$5.4 billion (S$5.36 billion) in July, up 21% y-o-y, it was natural that Tiger Brokers would want to provide access to ASX trading on its platform and to expand its offerings to potential ASX investors.

Mr Eng Thiam Choon, CEO of Tiger Brokers Singapore, said, "Tiger Brokers believes that technology is a strong enabler to providing convenient access for retail investors to meet their investing needs. The access to another popular stock exchange like the Australian Securities Exchange will allow investors to further diversify their investment portfolio."

Demand for Overseas Exchanges

The top 10 stocks traded on the Tiger Trade platform included Tesla, Alibaba, Apple and Netflix from US exchanges, Tencent and Alibaba from Hong Kong, rounded out by banking stocks, glove makers and Singapore Airlines (SIA) in Singapore. Across exchanges, the sectors most traded were ihealthcare, followed by the technology sector.

"Industries like healthcare and technology have seen tremendous interest from retail investors, and surging stock prices. Tiger Trade has also seen an increased number of transactions in these stocks. We are also seeing retail investors more comfortable using online trading platforms such as ours, similar to the financial industry as a whole, which is rapidly digitizing. With more people at home, the consumption of technology has risen, and Tiger Brokers is well placed to meet that rising trend," said Mr Eng.

Mr Wu Tianhua, CEO of Tiger Brokers, commented, "A major increase in new customers in Q2 2020 as well as a strong growth momentum in total client assets is indicative of the appeal of our service offerings to both retail and institutional clients. The improvement of these key business metrics showed strength in the business amidst the COVID-19 induced market volatility."

Tiger Brokers Singapore is able to tap the expertise and insight of its parent UPFintech Holdings (NASDAQ: TIGR) in helping drive fintech innovation in Singapore and Southeast Asia. UPFintech Holdings focus is on global Chinese investors. UPFintech's Q2 earnings shared positive momentum with revenue growth of 121.8% y-o-y to US$30.1 million, on trading volume of US$46.8 billion. Client assets hit a high of US$8.3 billion as of June 30, an increase of 132.9% from a year earlier. UPFintech led the rankings of underwriters among brokerages for US IPOs during H1 2020. Despite COVID-19, UPFintech assisted many firms in settling sizable orders, showing the group's capability to serve its 500+ institutional and corporate clients. Earlier this month, it received approval for five new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") licences in the United States.

The Tiger Trade mobile app is available for download at 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

For media enquiries, please contact:
PRecious Communications for Tiger Brokers (Singapore)
Email: Tiger@preciouscomms.com / media@tigerbrokers.com.sg
Phone: +65 9667 3157 or +65 9152 0086

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Tiger Brokers Singapore Adds ASX to its Online and Mobile Trading Apps, Addressing Demand from Investors

SINGAPORE, Sep 17, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Xiaomi-backed Tiger Brokers, a global online stock brokerage, has announced adding the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to its online and mobile trading app, Tiger Trade. This brings the current number of exchanges available to regional investors on Tiger Trade to 6, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, Shanghai/Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), and now, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).





The addition of ASX to Tiger Trade's offering addresses an increasing appetite for investing even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiger Brokers witnessed a surge in account openings in 2020, and from June to August saw an increase of 43%, with the addition of SGX to the platform in June. With the ASX seeing an average daily volume of AU$5.4 billion (S$5.36 billion) in July, up 21% y-o-y, it was natural that Tiger Brokers would provide access on Tiger Trade, and expand its offering to potential ASX investors.

Mr Eng Thiam Choon, CEO of Tiger Brokers Singapore, said, "Tiger Brokers believes that technology is a strong enabler to providing convenient access for retail investors to meet their investing needs. The access to another popular stock exchange like the Australian Securities Exchange will allow investors to further diversify their investment portfolio."

Increasing demand for overseas exchanges

The top 10 stocks traded on the Tiger Trade platform included Tesla, Alibaba, Apple and Netflix from the US stock exchanges and Tencent and Alibaba from Hong Kong, with the rest being banking stocks, glove makers and Singapore Airlines (SIA) in Singapore. Of these, across all exchanges, the industries most traded were in healthcare, as well as in the technology sector.

"Given the COVID-19 phenomena, industries like healthcare and technology have seen strong interest from investors, and surging stock prices. As such, Tiger Trade has also seen an increased number of account openings, and transactions in these stocks as well. Also, we are seeing that retail investors are more comfortable using online trading platforms such as ours, similar to how the financial industry as a whole is digitizing. With more people staying at home due to the pandemic, the consumption of technology has risen. We are seeing more users open to using technology to meet their investment needs, and at Tiger Brokers, we are well placed to meet that rising need," Mr Eng shared further.

Mr Wu Tianhua, CEO of Tiger Brokers, commented, "A major increase in new customers in Q2 2020 as well as a strong growth momentum in total client assets is indicative of the appeal of our service offerings to both retail and institutional clients. The improvement of these key business metrics showed strength of the business amidst the COVID-19 induced market volatility." The increase in online brokerage preference also aligns with Accenture's data-driven analysis of COVID-19's impact on the digital behaviour of Singapore consumers. The report showed that the opportunity in Singapore's digital economy is worth at least half a billion US dollars per annum.

Tiger Brokers Singapore was able to tap the expertise and insight of parent UPFintech Holdings to help drive fintech innovation in Singapore and Southeast Asia. UPFintech's Q2 earnings showed y-o-y revenue growth of 121.8% to US$30.1 million, with trading volume reaching US$46.8 billion and client assets rising by 132.9% to a new high of US$8.3 billion (as of June 30). Amidst COVID-19, UPFintech assisted many firms by completing sizable orders, showing the group's capability to serve its 500+ institutional and corporate clients. UPFintech led the rankings among brokers for underwriting US IPOs during H1 2020, while receiving approval for five new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") licences in the US as well.

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

For media enquiries, please contact:
PRecious Communications for Tiger Brokers (Singapore)
Email: Tiger@preciouscomms.com / media@tigerbrokers.com.sg
Phone: +65 9667 3157 or +65 9152 0086

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, 24/7 finance news updates, dedicated multilingual customer service during trading hours and similar trading opportunities to online users, such as Equities, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Futures, Stock Options, Warrants, and Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (CBBC). Both online and mobile app allow users to invest across multiple asset classes trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, Shanghai/Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), and now, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Tiger Brokers Singapore is the Singapore entity of UPFintech Holding Ltd, known as "Tiger Brokers" in Asia, a leading online brokerage firm focusing on global investors. Founded in 2014, Tiger Brokers became #1 in U.S. equity trading by volume among platforms catering to Chinese global investors in less than two years. 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 743,300 customers worldwide, with total trading volume of more than US$46.8 billion (as of Q2 2020). 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.


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SGX-Listed OIO Holdings Launches Beta Test Program of Enterprise Cryptocurrency Wallet

SINGAPORE, Sep 17, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – SGX-listed OIO Holdings Limited ("OIO") is pleased to announce the beta test launch of Moonstake Enterprise Wallet, a cryptocurrency wallet for enterprise users. OIO is engaged in sales and marketing of Moonstake Enterprise Wallet – one of the B2B products of our strategic partner, Moonstake. OIO and Moonstake hope to target enterprises for the program, including SMEs & start-ups, which use cryptocurrencies for their operations or investments.





The Wallet hopes to address the current pain points which top management and finance departments face when holding and transacting cryptocurrencies. These include the inability to designate proper authorization and approval processes when paying with crypto, setting spending limits and generating transaction reports. The Wallet aims to be a secure and cost-effective solution that provides enterprise users with comfort and useability, common in online banking services, when transacting with cryptocurrencies.

Compliance and Control with Cryptocurrencies

Establishing proper internal controls over financial transactions is a critical part of compliance with regulatory requirements as well as good corporate governance practices. Authorizations for transactions are often distributed across multiple layers in an organization and spending limits are set for each person depending on their role in the organization. Financial reports can be also generated easily from most online banking systems and integrated to enterprises' accounting systems for audit and compliance purposes. These features enable enterprises to monitor assets and have an overview of their financial status in a timely manner.

However, enterprises using cryptocurrencies lack the same control and visibility that are common to most online banking services. Most of the existing wallet solutions, irrespective of whether they are custodian wallets or non-custodian wallets, do not provide the sufficient functions necessary to hold and use cryptocurrencies with sufficient control and accountability, which proves challenging for the enterprise adoption of cryptocurrencies.

As the blockchain-based services and cryptocurrencies grow in popularity across a variety of industries, OIO believes that the demand for an enterprise wallet which companies can use with confidence and ease will only increase. This is the current gap in the market which Moonstake Enterprise Wallet aims to address.

Current Wallet Features

The current beta version of Moonstake Enterprise Wallet supports major cryptocurrencies like ETH and USDT, and has functions such as instant and test payment, assigning of roles and rules, spending limits and bulk payments. Future versions of the Enterprise Wallet will include the addition of more cryptocurrency types, as well as other features such as the generation of on-demand financial reports for companies' management and finance departments.

In terms of security, the current beta product is a multi-signature wallet that requires at least two private keys to access stored funds. Future versions of the wallet will include potential deployment of secure multi-party computation (MPC) technology which would eliminate "single points of failure", and enhance the security for larger enterprise wallet users.

Goals of the Beta Test

OIO is now inviting enterprises interested in beta testing to provide feedback on the present challenges, and the features requested for using cryptocurrencies in their current workflow processes. The feedback and insights provided by early beta testers will help OIO develop the product further before it markets the Enterprise Wallet to a wider pool of enterprise users.

Ideal beta testers for the program include SMEs, start-ups and larger enterprises which are now holding and using cryptocurrencies or are planning to do so in future for their operations or investments. By joining the beta testing program, enterprise participants will stand to benefit from future business collaboration with OIO as an SGX-listed blockchain solution provider, and stand to benefit from being highlighted in joint marketing efforts with OIO in promoting the adoption of its blockchain solutions.

Register interest at OIO's website – https://oio.sg/oio-enterprise-wallet/.

"The vision of Moonstake Enterprise Wallet is to be a safe institutional-grade wallet that lets you hold, store and withdraw digital assets securely with necessary internal controls and visibility for the management of the companies," said Taku Edatsune, OIO's Head of Finance and Administration. "We believe the future increase in adoption of cryptocurrencies will increase the need for a cryptocurrency wallet which enterprises can use with confidence."

About OIO Holdings Limited

OIO Holdings Limited (KUX / OIOH.SI) is a Singapore Exchange-listed firm whose core businesses are the provision of mechanical and electrical ("M&E") engineering services, and blockchain-related agency and consulting services. Over the years, OIO has developed extensive expertise as an M&E engineering services and solution provider, and has built up a strong network of well-established clients engaged in luxury resorts or well-known projects in and around Singapore and the region.

OIO has expanded into blockchain-related businesses which include sales agency business, software development agency business and blockchain-related consultancy businesses. OIO's vision is to be the best service partner and provider of innovative technology solutions to power the growth of enterprises in Asia.

Website: http://www.oio.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oioholdings/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oio-holdings-limited/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoldingsOio

About Moonstake Pte Ltd

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Staking adopts Proof-of-Stake (PoS) as a type of consensus algorithm which allows cryptocurrency holders to increase the likelihood of receiving block rewards from block validation transactions. It brings together the ability to stake and ultimately distributes block rewards based on contribution. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol, and provides business services through partners and companies. Staking is expected to help elevate blockchain technology and work for decentralisation. Please visit https://www.moonstake.io/.

Service contact:
Sam Lay, Head of Business Development, OIO. email: enquiry@oio.sg
Company contact:
Taku Edatsune, Head of Finance and Administration, OIO. email: press@oio.sg, or investor.relations@oio.sg

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