Author: John Smith

Affyn’s private round was oversubscribed within a week of its website unveil, resulting in the opening of a new  strategic round that once again became oversubscribed, ahead of its presale on 18th December 2021. Backed by more than 50 venture capitalists, institutional investors and partners, signaling high confidence and  strong demand for Affyn’s Play-to-Earn Metaverse. Singapore startup Affyn, a blockchain-powered Metaverse project, is developing a  Free-to-Play and Play-to-Earn mobile game with integrated geolocation and augmented reality (AR) capability. Reimagining Free-to-Play and Play-to-Earn As a metaverse-based project with geolocation capability and AR mechanics, Affyn incorporates the fun concept where every in-game…

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Guidepoint, a leading expert network firm, announced today that its global professional network has grown to encompass more than 1,000,000 leading industry and subject matter experts, following consecutive years of strong, organic growth. Guidepoint satisfies clients’ research needs by partnering investment firms, corporations, management consultants, and law practices with the experts best suited to inform critical decision-making and turn pressing questions into actionable answers. Reaching a million experts means more than just ‘checking the box’ on another milestone. The growing availability, diverse backgrounds, and unique perspectives our experts bring will enable our clients to gain insight into nearly any topic.”…

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Pre-event Ministerial Roundtable will bring together leaders from 25 countries to shape a new era of mining in these dynamic regions Ministers and world-leading mining expert speakers confirmed from the public sector, private industry, investors and multilateral organizations The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources today released further details of The Future Minerals Summit (FMS), planned for January 11-13, 2022, in Riyadh. This includes an update regarding speakers and details of a high-level Ministerial Roundtable. A number of Ministers and more than 50 world-class speakers have been confirmed for the Summit, including mining, investment, technology, manufacturing and sustainability thought leaders…

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With the growing focus on climate change and pledges by the United Nations, leading countries and organisations, the time to do something is now. As a global organisation, Pepperstone wants to be at the forefront of this fight. Pepperstone wants to lead the way on becoming a Carbon Neutral organisation by the end of FY23 and set the challenge for all firms within the FX CFD space to follow suit. Pepperstone’s commitment extends to the voice and support of employees, the board, shareholders, and the communities that they reside and operate in. Pepperstone has engaged Pangolin Associates https://pangolinassociates.com/ , a carbon management…

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The Asia Sustainable Foods Platform aims to alleviate “friction-to-adoption” by providing solutions and support to food-tech companies at every stage of their growth cycle. Temasek today announced the launch of the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform to focus on addressing the challenges of scaling up the production of alternative proteins, as well as accelerating the growth of sustainable foods in Asia. The Asia Sustainable Foods Platform aims to provide solutions and support, as an enabler, operator and investor, to food-tech companies as they go through their life cycle from product development to commercial scale-up. -As an enabler, it will provide R&D…

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Revamped facility provides Southeast Asia customers with convenience, quality assurance, and accreditation for calibration Emerson’s Southeast Asia Service Center is expanding the advantage offered to its customers by adding the calibration of large flow meters to its offering, resulting in an 80% reduction in service and line downtime for customers in the Southeast Asia region. Updates to flow calibration services include increasing line sizes from .10 to 4 inches to a much larger 12 inches, which increases flow rates from 0.05 to 3,000 kilograms per minute, and increase flow up to 12,000 Kg/min. Prior to the addition of the new…

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Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, and blockchain technology infrastructure provider, today announced the appointment of Martin Bruncko as Executive Vice President for Europe. Martin brings to Binance a unique combination of government and technology background, with extensive expertise in building transformational tech companies, as well as experience in the top echelons of national and international policymaking in the areas of finance and innovations. “I am very excited to be joining Binance in its new phase of growth, as it is starting to put a major focus on compliance and an expansion into more traditional fintech areas. The incredible community…

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InvestCloud, the global leader in financial digital transformation, today unveiled InvestCloud X – its most significant product innovation yet. InvestCloud X is three revolutionary products packaged into one: a Digital Communication platform transforming the way advisors interact with clients, a Digital Planning platform designed to cover the simplest to the most sophisticated needs of all investors, as well as a Digital Shopping platform for financial products called the Financial Supermarket. Co-founder and CEO John Wise said: “Combining three products into one is a game-changer. The ability to work on plans at different age and wealth moments, then immediately select financial…

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Binance Appoints Former GE and Edelman Communications Executive Patrick Hillmann as Chief Communications Officer Binance  the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, today announced that it has tapped GE and Edelman veteran, Patrick Hillmann, as the organization’s Chief Communications Officer. Hillmann will lead Binance’s global communications and public affairs division as it continues to grow, evolve, and usher the industry into a new era as a critical pillar of the global economy. “In just four years, Binance has grown at a pace rarely seen in recent history. As we continue our evolution from a disruptive tech startup to a…

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The latest whitepaper commissioned by HPS highlights the considerable rise in the number of contactless payments and the use of Cacross key markets in Asia-Pacific (APAC) – and growth is forecasted to accelerate even further by 2023. Historically, APAC’s payments industry has outpaced all other regions over the past ten years. The region is currently one of the largest contributors to global payments revenue, generating $630 billion in 2020. The report outlines the trends, challenges, and opportunities around card payments technology in the APAC region and provides analysis and recommendations. Key findings include Consumer expectations towards frictionless payments are inspiring…

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