Pertama Digital makes leap forward with two new investors for its digital bank

PENANG, Malaysia, Jun 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Pertama Digital Berhad announced today that it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Perfect Hexagon Commodity and Investment Bank Limited ("PHCIB") and Alsirat Sdn Bhd ("ASB") to secure investment for its proposed digital bank.

Licensed as a Labuan investment bank under the Labuan Financial Services Authority, PHCIB is wholly owned under Perfect Hexagon Limited ("PHL"), a Hong Kong based entity. PHL is a global commodity and trade finance leader. PHL is also an Associate Participant of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and a Liquidity Provider for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Meanwhile, ASB is a wholly owned Bumiputera company that has more than 30 years' experience in delivering mission-critical projects for customers since its inception. It provides digital evidence management solutions, big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things services.

According to the two MoUs, PHCIB and ASB both wish to support financial inclusion initiatives by investing in the digital bank proposed by Pertama Digital. Both investors will participate by contributing to the digital bank's initial capital funds alongside Pertama Digital.

Pertama Digital's Director of Strategy, Saify Akhtar, who also leads the company's digital bank initiative, said: "We are pleased to welcome PHCIB and ASB as investors who bring additional long-term financial strength to our digital banking consortium, further enhancing our ability to deliver the financial inclusion objectives set out in Bank Negara Malaysia's licensing framework for digital banks."

PHL's Group Director, Yap Sheng Feng, said: "PHCIB's participation in this will be a synergistic collaboration with the consortium members, by leveraging on our experience in investment banking, treasury and asset management. With PHCIB's global presence, Pertama Digital's consortium can have a wider reach not just domestically but internationally as well."

ASB director Tan Sri Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf added: "ASB has seen first-hand the need to accelerate digital inclusivity due to the nature of our business, and we have decided that Pertama Digital's unique focus on helping financially underserved Malaysians gain access to financial services is one that we would like to align ourselves with. The potential for horizontal synergies between ourselves, Pertama Digital and the digital bank is something that we look forward to as well."

Pertama Digital is building a bank with both ethical and digital cores, offering responsible financing for productive purposes, in the best interests of its customers. The consortium intends to handhold customers to boost financial literacy and improve the relationship between Malaysia's financially underserved and their money.

Pertama Digital, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, received overwhelming shareholder approval on 21 August 2020 for its pivot from the textile business to the technology sector. Through an investment into homegrown govtech company, DAPAT Vista (M) Sdn Bhd, Pertama Digital is capitalising on global digital acceleration trends and has recently seen increased uptake in the group's innovative digital solutions such as MyPay and eJamin, the world's first smartphone court bail payment solution, now live in courts all over Malaysia.

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ILgamos going ILGON. New project, same goal.

DUBAI, Jun 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – ILGON is a new Ethereum-based blockchain platform with its own cryptocurrency, positioning itself as an ecosystem with endless possibilities. At first blush, the project seems perfectly legitimate. It has a team, an exchange listing, and even a few videos, though in Hungarian, which is no surprise because the team is also Hungarian.

The People

The CEO – Attila Vidakovics, precious little information can be found about this person on the Internet, except that he has appeared in the Hungarian cryptocurrency spaces for many years. The COO of the team is more important as Matyas Andras Den is positioned as the company behind ILGON. Even though Technokrats Ltd. has little to do with cryptocurrencies, it can be seen on the ILGON website. A simple search on the Internet reveals that using WIPO trademark data, the MLM company name Ilgamos can be found that has existed for many years, as well as another not insignificant name – Geza Kapitany, also Hungarian. The question that arises is how is any of this related to ILGON?

Digging deeper

ILGON did not conduct any ICOs, IPOs, or any other investment attraction activities that could lead it into the cryptocurrency world, and as of today, we can see a listing on the only WhiteBit exchange and a complete lack of data on CoinMarketCap. It is a centralized cryptocurrency that performs the main operational functions of the platform. This in itself would not have been a problem if the "famous" Ilgamos, Dubai-based, were not behind ILGON.

According to public information, ILGON is located in Budapest at the Bank Center office building. The office may be closely related to Technokrats Ltd., which is Ilgamos's long-term partner in Hungary. It is an interesting fact that the offices of ILGON and Ilgamos are located in the same business center.

In turn, Ilgamos's Facebook profile does not reveal any information about ILGON, and interestingly, the social media channels of ILGON do not promote Ilgamos either. Regardless, Ilgamos has been openly promoting ILGON to its customers and partners via e-mail newsletters since the end of May 2021. Of course, that would not have been a problem except for one thing.

Ilgamos has attracted over a million euros, mainly from Asian private individuals, over the past few years, but has never provided the promised benefits or products to its investors. Its previous products can be found on the official website, where BTC, Ethereum, and Ilcoin are displayed. However, Ilgamos suspended the sale of these cryptocurrencies, citing unsubstantiated information in May 2020. Since then, Ilgamos has not paid compensation to its investors.

Plain To See

Thus far, several legal processes are underway against Ilgamos and its partner companies. They will soon be made public. You don't have to go far, as Google search results immediately display numerous information about the previous illegal activities of Ilgamos. The essence of the pyramid is that deposits do not yield any product or income. The commission is what circulates among the members until the bubble simply bursts. The scheme collapsed in May 2020, and Ilgamos is currently trying a rather tricky way to replay a million euros debt to the investors using the newly created ILGON coin, rather than refund them in agreed cryptocurrencies or simply return the money back.

We do not talk about the future of ILGON, but the publicity it currently has, and the secrecy that accompanies Ilgamos, will not shed any favorable light on Attila Vidakovic's team. This raises a question regarding the purpose of creating ILGON. According to the current situation, the project looks like a life raft which Geza Kapitany, CEO of Ilgamos, is trying to use to pay off his debt of several million euros to investors.

Summing up

The Investors who have been affected by Ilgamos are finding themselves in a difficult position now. By not accepting ILGOIN as compensation, they risk losing all of their investment.

Ilgamos makes no valid statement as to why it is unwilling to repay its debts in previously agreed currencies. The dilemma is compounded by the Ilgamos team's silence, which clearly does not intend to prove that the project is a legitimate undertaking.

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Blockpass Accepted to FCA Regulatory Sandbox

HONG KONG, Jun 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – We're very excited to be able to reveal that Blockpass has been accepted into the latest cohort of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) regulatory sandbox, a system which enables the ability for businesses to try out revolutionary new solutions in a market ecosystem with real users. Blockpass is proud to have made it through a selection process where fewer than 25% of applicants were successful, being one of 13 accepted from a pool of 58.

Dedicated to establishing honest, fair and effective financial markets, the UK-based FCA ( monitors and regulates nearly 60,000 financial services firms and financial markets. To promote this and foster innovation, the FCA provides a regulatory sandbox for companies to develop and test cutting-edge solutions. This has a number of benefits for the companies involved, including providing a controlled environment for testing, assistance in including the necessary customer safeguards, access to finance and potentially a faster and less expensive time-to-market.

This cohort, the seventh of the FCA's regulatory sandbox (, comes in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic with a particular interest in solutions that deal with the effects of the pandemic and its impact on people and businesses. Some specific aspects that the FCA were looking for in this cohort included:

– The ability to detect and prevent fraud and scams.
– Providing support around the financial resilience of vulnerable consumers.
– Improving access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises.

As an identity management platform and provider of simple and effective KYC and AML solutions, Blockpass aims to address all these issues.

Previously over the course of the pandemic, Blockpass has been working on solutions and partnerships for various sectors and use cases, including the healthcare industry ( and for 'Covid passports' ( In addition to this, Blockpass is perfectly situated to cater for remote verification ( as people adjust to working in lockdown situations and new remote-working practices that will no-doubt continue after the pandemic has subsided. By putting users back in control of their own data and facilitating fast, secure and effective identity solutions, Blockpass not only removes the repetitive and time-consuming aspect of verification, but works with data protection and privacy standards around the world – vital opportunity for companies in the financial service industry.

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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Amplifying Her Voice

BERMUDA, Jun 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – You are cordially invited to join us for this Global Virtual Summit celebrating men who have empowered the voices of women & girls around the world as we discuss new paradigms in reshaping the global digital economy and celebrate the launch of The State of Women Podcast Network in partnership with The State of Women Institute, SHEQONOMI, and Women Investing in Women DIGITAL.

1. Inviting all global partners & leaders committed to the economic empowerment of women to join us for various strategic opportunities
2. Our 3-day event will engage women entrepreneurs & women owned enterprises build bridges for global international trade & commerce
3. Join us in setting a new global standard for the economic empowerment of women, especially small and large scale women entrepreneurs from leading economies, emerging markets, and industry thought leaders and mavericks leading Post-Pandemic Recovery.

Register here:

Global investment into women led companies has reached an all time low during 2020. We are seeing many innovative ideas come out of developing nations across the globe that deserve more visibility and connectivity with qualified investors and partners who can help them grow and scale. Amplifying Her Voice will serve as a global platform that will bring such stakeholders together from within Women Investing in Women Digital's virtual tribe to a broader global community of women entrepreneurs, investors, technologies, and industry professionals to accelerate both communication and unprecedented digital connectivity. This Roundtable will be the beginning of a series of conversations where professionals from within the global innovation ecosystem may listen, learn, and share best practices with the global women's entrepreneurship ecosystem where our global network of women investors and philanthropists will be invited. Your will have the opportunity to share your CALL's to Action from local, regional, and global standpoints that will hopefully be a starting for deeper conversations and partnerships leading to change, investment, impact, and transformation.

About Amplifying Her Voice (June 22-24, 2021):

We brought together thousands of women from around the globe for International Women's Day. We have learned from mothers around the world this Mother's Day. And this June 22 to 24, in honor of this Father's Day, we're inviting you to join us for the Amplifying Her Voice Father's Day "Stronger Together" Summit as we join forces with the fathers speaking up and fighting for gender equity, safety for all, full economic participation for everyone, and more–all while raising the next generation of empowered, ambitious, equality-focused young people.

Hear from the dads in our lives about gender roles, supporting children's gender expression, confidence, independence, the role of feminism in fatherhood and in men's lives, the importance and challenge of being allies to girls and women, navigating masculinity, mental health, preventing violence, fulfillment as fathers, supporting their partners, encouraging girls (and children of any gender) to pursue their dreams, the experiences of sons and daughters, and more.

The State of Women is an inclusive and gender-affirming organization. Amplifying Her Voice "Stronger Together" is in honor of Father's Day, but we welcome all voices. As a women's organization, our primary focus is on issues that affect women–including cisgender, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, genderfluid, and agender people. We welcome this opportunity to join together in conversation as we all learn now we can help one another feel truly heard, seen, understood, empowered–and amplified.

Each paid "Investing in Women" ticket supports 500 women to attend for FREE! We have 50+ countries represented so far and are looking forward to having a truly inclusive event for people of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences to learn and grow together. EVERYONE is welcome to listen, connect, and learn from our allies in the fight for gender equality. We never want cost to be prohibitive for any of our events or initiatives, if anyone is not able to afford a ticket, please email All sessions will be recorded and shared free of charge post event.

About Anu Bhardwaj

Founder Anu Bhardwaj is a serial social entrepreneur and philanthropist, listed on the 2020 Inc Magazine Global Top 100 Female Founders and one of 7 female Award Recipients of the 2020 Transform Fund from the Islamic Development Bank (from a pool of 5,000 applicants worldwide). Anu also co-chaired the 2nd Annual Blockchain for Impact Summit at the United Nations HQ in 2019, and is the founder of Women Investing in Women Digital with over 1M international followers, The State of Women Institute, and SHEQONOMI which has produced a suite of women-led and women focused podcast APPS on Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

About The State Of Women Institute

The State of Women Institute is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of women and girls through programs and initiatives that support the creation of various forms of digital media (including podcasts, video documentary, social media related, print, AR and VR). The State of Women Podcast Network, launching Spring 2021 on GooglePlay, Android, and KaiOS, encompassing 300 women podcasters from across five continents. The State of Women Institute will be partnering with Women Investing in Women DIGITAL, SHEQONOMI, and a long list of reputable global non-profits and change makers across 100+ countries worldwide in leading "Amplifying Her Voice" Global Virtual Summit in honor of Father's Day 2021.


SHEQONOMI is on a mission to bring women's voices to the main stage, and that alone has the power to change the trajectory of our entire planet. SHEQONOMI is a highly unique podcast platform – built organically by millennial women to serve 2 billion women globally, where content creation and listening are rewarded.

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DeFi Powerhouse Fantom’s Native Token FTM Gets Listed on BitFinex and Gemini

NEW YORK, NY, Jun 19, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Two major cryptocurrency trading platforms have listed Fantom within the last 24 hours, as the blockchain platform and its native token FTM continues to grow its footprint across the globe.

1. Bitfinex, one of the world's oldest exchanges, has announced the listing today.
2. US-based digital currency exchange Gemini announced the listing of FTM yesterday, allowing US citizens to buy and trade on their regulated trading platform.

Fantom has been showing remarkable growth in the first quarter of 2021. It enables users to make blockchain transactions without the hassle of high fees, complicated interfaces, slow transaction speeds and weak security.


Users can withdraw and deposit FTM on Opera Mainnet on Bitfinex leveraging the speed and low transaction costs of Fantom. Founded in 2012, Bitfinex was one of the first professional platforms set up to accommodate the booming interest in cryptocurrency trading. Since then, the team has gained invaluable experience whilst cementing their spot as the go-to platform for digital asset traders and institutions.

Bitfinex is widely used in the Asia Pacific region, especially in China and by getting listed on the platform increases Fantom's presence in the region.


Gemini, formally known as Gemini Trust Company LLC, is considered one of the most trusted, reliable and regulated digital currency exchange platforms. Its creators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss created this platform, enabling people from the US to trade safely and secure various cryptocurrencies using USD. Gemini has made a name for itself as being both regulated and highly reputable. Fantom's addition to Gemini is mutually beneficial as Fantom is closer to being one of the best DeFi (decentralized finance) platforms in the industry.

Being a US-based exchange, Fantom's listing on the platform now opens up the opportunity for investment by US-based crypto enthusiasts and large-scale investors alike, both of which now have much easier accessibility to the token.

The US is a financial powerhouse when it comes to cryptocurrency, with a recent survey showing more than 6 percent of Americans have financial interests in crypto. That puts the US behind only China when it comes to cryptocurrency investment, which needless to say, opens up a world of opportunity for Fantom.

Fantom's Exponential Growth

Fantom's exponential growth is attributed to many factors, including its multiple government partnerships. In addition to being user-friendly, Fantom is also a developer-friendly blockchain that has attracted developers through its decentralized system, enabling blockchain projects with efficiency and ease. Fantom's minimal fees make this platform desirable, not to mention its compatibility with Ethereum.

– Website
– Docs
– Research papers
– Discord
– Telegram
– Blog
– Twitter
– Reddit
– Github

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Bitcoin Latinum Now Pre-Listed on CoinMarketCap

PALO ALTO, CA, Jun 17, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Bitcoin Latinum, the next-generation insured Bitcoin fork capable of massive transaction volume, digital asset management, cyber security, and capacity is announcing CoinMarketCap has pre-listed the new cryptocurrency ahead of its official public launch on exchanges across the globe in Q3 2021. Bitcoin Latinum's profile on CoinMarketCap (currently identified as "untracked" until the public listing) can be viewed at:

Founded in 2013, CoinMarketCap has become the world's premier price-tracking and market capitalization authority website for cryptocurrencies. It is the most referenced and trusted source for comparing thousands of digital assets in the rapidly growing cryptocurrency space by users, institutions, and media. CoinMarketCap has between 2.5 and 5 million unique daily visitors on its platform.

Bitcoin Latinum is an enhanced Bitcoin fork. The Bitcoin Latinum algorithm and infrastructure break barriers and speed limits that have prevented some virtual currencies from achieving practical, real-time use. Bitcoin Latinum – to trade under LTNM – will be mining-free, with a supply of 888,888,888 pre-mined tokens.

Bitcoin Latinum sold out its initial pre-sale with over nine figures committed from buyers across the globe in November 2020. In Q2 2021 Bitcoin Latinum announced a groundbreaking green initiative in support of the Crypto Climate Accord. This will be achieved through an energy efficient consensus protocol system for settling transactions.

The Bitcoin Latinum tokens are a part of a blockchain ecosystem being adopted by companies in media, gaming, storage, cloud, and telecommunications. Bitcoin Latinum tokens will be interchangeably used on each of these partner/supplier networks by consumers. In addition, Bitcoin Latinum adds security around inflight transactions and enhanced consensus node protection based on memory scanning technology.

The industry remains bullish on Bitcoin pricing and market adoption. Gartner stated that blockchain technology will create more than $176 billion dollars worth of business value by 2025 and $3.1 trillion by 2030. Early Bitcoin adopters, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, have vowed to keep their coin holdings until the price of Bitcoin hits $500,000. In a recent interview, they stated, "With a market capitalization of $10 trillion, we believe that one Bitcoin will be worth $500,000. And we think that could happen within this decade. Definitely in the next five years. We are holders up to at least $500,000."

Monsoon Blockchain Corporation, Asia's premier blockchain company, was selected by Bitcoin Latinum as its foundation partner. Monsoon is focused on innovative cloud solutions in the blockchain ecosystem, leveraging the latest blockchain technology to develop powerful business solutions that allow the successful digitization of and listing of assets across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Dr. Donald Basile, Monsoon's CEO and founder, is the former CEO of Fusion IO, a company known for playing a major role in implementing the cloud systems at Apple and Facebook as well as partnerships with HP, IBM, and Dell.

Recently, Monsoon Blockchain Corporation added advisory board members Ken Goldman, President of Hillspire (Eric Schmidt's family office), and former CFO of Yahoo and Fortinet, and Winston Ma to their team. Mr. Ma was the former Managing Director and Head of the North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY; NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. Any Bitcoin Latinum offered is for educational and informational purposes only and should NOT be construed as a securities-related offer or solicitation or be relied upon as personalized investment advice. Bitcoin Latinum strongly recommends you consult a licensed or registered professional before making any investment decision.

Kai Okada, Bitcoin Latinum
T: +1 800 528 0985

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Moonstake Partners with to Accelerate Innovative New Crypto and DeFi Projects

SINGAPORE, Jun 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – and Moonstake announced today that they agreed on a partnership as part of the accelerator. Moonstake will join as a partner at the accelerator, whose founding partners are Binance and Orbs. Through this collaboration, Moonstake will take an active part in screening and supporting the portfolio companies and promote research, training, events, and conferences with the goal to increase awareness and adoption of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS/Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake's total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Currently, Moonstake supports 12 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, and IOST.

Meanwhile, is an accelerator that helps bootstrap new projects and DeFi protocols and launch the next wave of innovation. It is a joint venture by Orbs and the industry leader Binance. The accelerator is dedicated to supporting research, development of open-source software, and community engagement and to assist promising projects that are built on the principles of fair distribution, community ownership, innovation, responsible approach to risk, sustainable economics and composability with the broader ecosystem.

Lawrence Lin, CEO of Moonstake, says: "As a top 10 global staking provider, Moonstake is happy to collaborate with, an accelerator founded by our partner Orbs and the leading global exchange Binance, to help innovative new projects in the crypto and DeFi space launch on the market. With over 1 billion USD worth of assets staked on our platform, a strong lineup of staking coins supported, and a seasoned development team, Moonstake can offer great liquidity injection opportunities as well as valuable technical consultancy for portfolio companies of the ecosystem."

Daniel Peled, President of Orbs, says: "Liquidity and development efforts are always some of the top concerns of startups in the crypto and DeFi spaces. This is why we've partnered with the world-leading staking platform Moonstake. We're confident that this collaboration will bring great value to team of industry experts and will help accelerate new projects in the fields of development and liquidity."

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Establishing a clear partnership roadmap with Moonstake represents another significant milestone for continuing to strengthen ties with leading platforms across Asia's burgeoning Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) ecosystem. Partnerships have been announced with Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to boost staking adoption, Binarystar, Japan's biggest blockchain hub, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO), a Singapore-listed company. Industry's reputed advisors, such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI support Moonstake's innovative journey.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1 billion.


The Accelerator is dedicated to supporting research, development of open-source software, and community engagement. The accelerator looks for projects that are built on the principles of fair distribution, community ownership, innovation, responsible approach to risk, sustainable economics and composability with the broader ecosystem.

Participants get a variety of benefits, including mentorship, funding opportunities, and market exposure.

Interested teams can apply to participate at

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Pertama Digital announces 4 product partners for its digital bank

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA, Jun 9, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Pertama Digital Berhad announced today that it has secured the first four product partners, Trevo, Paywatch, Qoala and Butterfly FX, which will bring expertise and solutions in their respective fields to plug into Pertama Digital's proposed digital bank. This comes after its recent announcements on securing Crowdo Holdings Pte Ltd and INFOPRO Sdn Bhd as consortium partners to apply for a digital banking licence from Bank Negara Malaysia.

In order to build a digital bank that empowers financially underserved Malaysians, Pertama Digital has built strong relationships with existing financial inclusion innovators, such as these companies, on ethical financial products addressing insurtech (takaful), gig economy and edtech.

Pertama Digital's Director of Strategy Saify Akhtar said: "We are very excited to collaborate with our new product partners to build financially inclusive solutions for the Rakyat. Over the years, we gained valuable experience and insights from delivering digital financial services to the financially underserved via MyPay and eJamin. Pertama Digital champions people-private-public partnerships and has attracted product experts within the local and regional financial inclusion ecosystem such as these four partners. We are taking position as the platform that facilitates flow of value between innovators and the Rakyat."

Trevo, Paywatch, Qoala and Butterfly FX share our common values to stay close to the Rakyat and permanently place customers at the centre of the digital bank strategy and business model. Together, our impactful solutions will help vulnerable Malaysians gain access to efficient, affordable and user-friendly digital financial services, which are needed now more than ever in the face of economic and social challenges presented by the pandemic."

Trevo, incorporated as Future Mobility Solutions Sdn Bhd, is a fully owned subsidiary of car-rental platform SOCAR Malaysia. Currently the largest P2P car-sharing marketplace in Southeast Asia, Trevo enables those not financially equipped to lease or purchase cars, to own one by only paying for it as needed. On the other hand, a different segment of users can make money from sharing their cars when it is not in use, which helps to alleviate the financial burden of servicing their monthly loan instalments. Pertama Digital will establish a Shariah-compliant short-to-medium term Digital Investment Trust that will be used to, among others, offer vehicle financing to the needy via Trevo's products. The digital bank will provide the initial seed fund and manage it on behalf of customers from the underserved group as micro-investors. This product allows individuals like delivery riders to not only earn an income doing deliveries but also from the very assets they use to do so; the vehicles.

Paywatch, a winner of the Gig Economy Challenge hosted by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and MetLife Foundation, partners with employers and banks to provide B40 workers instant access to earned wages, in real-time, before payday – without disrupting the existing human resource operations of employers. In collaboration with Pertama Digital, Paywatch strives to serve as a bridge for low-income workers to access low-cost financing directly from Paywatch's major financial institutional partners. In this way, they deter workers from turning to informal and predatory lenders and facilitate access to legitimate institutions for the financially underserved. As a regional player, Paywatch has offices in Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, with representatives in Singapore.

With its head office in Jakarta, Indonesia, Qoala is the leading insurtech in Southeast Asia that has expanded its reach across Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, helping millions of consumers get access to affordable insurance and convenient claims by leveraging technology. Qoala will work with Pertama Digital to help protect the financially underserved through takaful coverage for vehicle owners and operators among the B40 group, takaful payout to cover sick leave days and microtakaful to cover reduction in or loss of income of MSMEs and cash-earners.

EdTech provider Butterfly FX, part of the UNCDF Financial Innovation Lab cohort, is a women-led social enterprise that provides solutions for underserved communities. Their behaviour-based financial education platform is based on years of experience in financial literacy outreach serving Projek Perumahan Rakyat communities in Malaysia, combined with product design for global Fortune 500 companies. Microfinance institutions, fintechs and other institutions have leveraged their solutions in Malaysia, the Philippines and Haiti, to ensure better financial understanding and more informed financial product adoption, particularly in the area of micro-financing and credit for MSMEs. Pertama Digital will collaborate with Butterfly FX to equip underserved communities (including MSMEs) with knowledge and skills in personal finance management, in order to achieve positive financial well-being. The latter will provide bite-sized and principles-based content, including animations, to make the experience more memorable for learners' understanding and real-life application.

"The pandemic has surfaced opportunities to innovate and deploy solutions rapidly for both social and commercial gain, especially in the space of financial inclusion. Our research shows that a large number of small businesses and the Rakyat are concerned about the future of their income and livelihood. This is where our digital bank and all stakeholders in the financial ecosystem, can play a role for the greater good by coming together to help those of us who have been affected. We feel reassured about finding and working with these partners who have proven that their solutions will meet the nation's financial inclusion goals," concluded Saify.

Issued by: Sense Consultancy on behalf of Pertama Digital Berhad

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Pixl.One Announces Blockchain Advertisement Platform of the Future

TALLINN, EE, Jun 9, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The advertising industry is in a dire situation today, with ads and other promotional media being forced on viewers – Leading to endless spam and ineffective conversion rates for companies. Ads help media and content creators monetize their creations but with the middleman taking a significant portion of the earning, they are forced to run more ads to achieve the same end result. The answer is clear – A change is needed in the advertising landscape.

Pixl.One – Bringing Great Ads to the Masses

Pixl.One is offering users from around the world a chance to break the online advertising status quo by leveraging blockchain technology. This eliminates the need for an intermediary, with the revenue generated being directly sent to the content creator. This is all made possible via the One Million Pixel Page, a digital landscape consisting of one million individual pixels, which are all available in any quantity up to 1 million. A true digital billboard, built by the people, for the people.

Pixl.One understands the need for authentic interaction in the importance of converting ad impressions into clicks – and with viewers able to swipe the ads and essentially vote what is pleasing and what is not, the best ads will show, attracting vastly improved conversion rates. Pixels can be bought using the native PXL tokens through the fully audited, completely rug proof BSC smart contract. The one Million Pixels Page is set to launch in Q4 of 2021.

Pixl.One also allows users to mint NFTs from any of their Pixel space, creating an immutable copy of memes and other art. The benefits of course extend to advertisers – who will also be able to create collector's items from their marketing materials, creating lifetime value from campaigns which would typically run from 2-6 weeks. There will always be a market for people who are willing to pay top dollar for exclusive ownership rights and this can be monetized through NFTs on Pixl.One.

More than Just Ads

Pixl.One understands the importance of creating a holistic ecosystem and to this end has built several additional services, including staking. Within the Pixl.One ecosystem, users can earn interest by becoming liquidity providers to Pixl partners that have affiliate projects, with 5% of the fee being distributed to the liquidity pool.

Pixl also offers a gaming platform, enabling users to not only upload their creations but allow competitions where players can win prizes, and there is a community-led "coin of the month" section on the site, which further promotes the organic development of the industry and shines the spotlight on coins which would otherwise go unnoticed.

Transparency at the Core

Against the backdrop of a slew of BSC-based scam projects, the Pixl.One team has decided to showcase its dedication to the core values of the blockchain – transparency and provable fairness. The core team has been fully doxxed, and the entire project has been successfully audited by Solidity Finance to ensure there is absolutely no chance of a rug pull, something that is fast becoming a norm. Of the quadrillion PXL tokens being offered, the team will hold zero tokens and 5% of each transaction will be distributed back to PXL token holders.

Even the Whitepaper is hashed and users can check if any unauthorized changes have been made to ensure authenticity. The project has also had its PXL coin listed on CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko to ensure transparency and accuracy of pricing information at all times.

Pixl.One Roadmap

Having a grand plan and vision for the transformation of the industry does not come for free. The project has reached and exceeded major project milestones recently, including:

— IFO: Hosted on DXSale, a token sale, swap and DeFi DAO, the Initial Fair Offering (IFO) was a resounding success.
— PancakeSwap Listing: PXL was recently made available for exchange on one of the largest trading platforms on Binance Smart Chain, PancakeSwap.
— Solidity Finance Audit: Pixl.One's code and smart contracts have been checked in depth by the reputed Solidity Finance to ensure code-level integrity.

In the coming months, Pixl.One has more exciting launches such as the ability for advertisers to create NFTs and increased partnerships with different firms that will see the integration of Pixl.One advertisement system within their ecosystems. Long term plans include Pixl's own DEX, dedicated wallet and merchandising.

Long-term, Pixl.One core team will also give its users absolute ownership of the project, much like DAOStack and Aragon. The team will not hold any PXL tokens, relinquishing control to the public completely. Through this, it will be the public that will dictate the direction and growth of the network, a truly Decentralized Autonomous Organization that has no central authority – a platform of the people for the people. While many projects claim to give control to their users, the fact is that they retain a significant amount of the platform tokens and retain influence, and Pixl.One seeks to uproot this tradition via their project.

Pixl.One essentially changes how the traditional advertising industry works. Using blockchain, it not only eliminates the revenue eating middleman, but its democratic voting system allows only the best ads being used within contents to maximise profits for both, the ad firm and the content creator.

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Moonstake Partners with Uzbekistan Government-licensed Exchange UzNEX by KOBEA Group

SINGAPORE, Jun 9, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Moonstake today announces it has entered a partnership with Uzbekistan government-approved cryptocurrency exchange UzNEX that is operated by KOBEA Group, a leading technology firm focused on developing solutions for the digital economy including blockchain.

Through this collaboration, the two will focus on developing blockchain community programs as well as relevant research, training, events, and conferences to increase awareness in the banking and finance industries. Moonstake will also work with UzNEX to provide blockchain consulting service including staking technology to financial institutions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, which in return will serve to assist Moonstake in better penetrating these high-potential markets.

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, we have developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS/Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake's total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Currently, Moonstake supports 12 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, and IOST.

UzNEX is the first Uzbekistan government-licensed digital asset trading platform operated by KOBEA Group who has been an instrumental figure in the country's development of the digital economy. The exchange, officially launched on March 2020, has its opening event on January 2020 at an international blockchain conference in Tashkent. The event gathered numerous representatives of crypto companies from South Korea, Japan, and Singapore, as well as officials from Uzbekistan's ministries and government agencies. According to its global compliance strategy, Uznex fully meets the recommendatations of the Financial Actions Task Force (FATF) as well as the relevant laws and regulations of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is cooperating with local Uzbekistan banks to meet the regulations of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges to have real-name verified accounts on their service platform, securing its stability as a government-approved crypto exchange.

Overseas leading cryptocurrency companies have been paying close attention to the successive pro-cryptocurrency policies in Uzbekistan. Here, the National Agency of Project Management (NAPM) under the President of Uzbekistan is directly involved in the management of the cryptocurrency market and cryptocurrency exchange with the aim to incorporate cryptocurrency into the institutional system. On 30th April, the NAPM announced a decree that lifted this restriction, allowing its citizens to trade in cryptocurrency. Thanks to the decree, UzNEX, which had temporarily held its operation because of the local influence of Covid-19, officially reopened its services on 1 June, 2021.

In line with this, KOBEA Group announced that a massive renewal of UzNex is underway, and that the collaboration with Moonstake aims to attract more users with the platform's world-class staking service. Staking of the cryptocurrency means fixing a certain amount of cryptocurrency you own as a stake to obtain a certain amount of profit during the deposit period, regardless of the fluctuations in the cryptocurrency price.

Mitsuru Tezuka, Founder at Moonstake, says: "Uzbekistan is a rapidly developing country when it comes to adoption of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology, with the government taking active part in the development as well as regulation of digital asset services. UzNEX is the first and only licensed crypto exchange in Uzbekistan, operated by the renowned KOBEA Group that has been doing incredible work with developing the digital economy in the country. As a world-leading staking provider, we're happy to join hands with them and accelerate the growth of cryptocurrency and staking in the region together."

Chang Yong Lee, Chairman of KOBEA Group and UzNEX says: "Uzbekistan is now one of the youngest and fastest growing countries in the world, where major reforms in the field of the digital economy are being introduced. This country has enormous potential, and may soon lead the global digital economy. We're happy to partner with Moonstake, one of the top 10 largest staking providers globally, to accelerate the awareness and development of the digital economy, including cryptocurrency and staking, in Uzbekistan."

Moonstake is honored to take part in this groundbreaking initiative to bring the digital economy to Uzbekistan, and we look forward to deeper collaboration opportunities with UzNEX crypto exchange.

About Moonstake

Moonstake was recently established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to become Asia's largest staking pool network by providing crypto asset holders with an active and appealing environment. We are focusing on partnerships to build good relationships with major platform providers. In addition to core blockchains such as Emurgo, Ontology and NEO to promote staking, and Binarystar, Japan's largest blockchain hub, we are affiliated with Singapore-listed company OIO Holdings Limited (SGX: OIO) and others. Moonstake's innovative activities are supported by industry-renowned advisors such as Lisk and Lawrence Lim of RAMP DEFI.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1 billion.

About UzNEX

UzNEX is the first government-licensed digital asset trading platform in Uzbekistan. It is operated by KOBEA Group, a blockchain firm focused on developing various solutions for the digital economy including blockchain. UzNEX is the only exchange in Central Asia where a market has been prepared using the national currency, credit cards and US dollars. It is the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world where you can entrust the management of fund assets without experience in cryptocurrency and view investment strategies of highly profitable professional investors on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

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