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Standard Chartered GBA business confidence survey shows sentiment holding up

Findings highlight sustained growth momentum HONG KONG, July 8, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today released the Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index (GBAI) for the second quarter of 2024. The “current performance” index for business activity remained largely unchanged in Q2 at 54.1, compared to 54.3 in Q1, and near its strongest level since Q2 of 2021. The GBAI “expectations” index rose to 54.8 in Q2 from 54.0 in Q1, registering its first rise in five quarters. The figures

SUMMER WEB3FEST 2024: A Resounding Success and a Glimpse into the Future

Crypto Valley, Switzerland - The Swiss WEB3FEST 2024 has concluded with outstanding success, setting new benchmarks in the world of blockchain and WEB3 innovation. From June 5-13, 2024, the event brought together an impressive 4500 attendees, 200 speakers, and 50 exhibitors across 28 events. Some highlights of the festival was the participation of Edward Snowden and the Crypto Valley Visionaries list, honoring the pioneers and innovators of the blockchain space. This year’s festival was embedded around the pivotal Crypto Valley Conference in Switzerland, combining several ecosystems and welcoming both national

Saakuru and Blockpass Partner for Compliance in the Best Economic Opportunities Web3 Offers

HONG KONG, May 9, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass and Saakuru are excited to reveal their new partnership, which sees the two-layer Web3 solution benefit from Blockpass’ proprietary verification services, allowing Saakuru’s users to engage with its revolutionary, frictionless blockchain and developer suite in a safe, regulated manner. Saakuru is a consumer-centric layer-2 protocol with zero transaction fees, powered by $SKR. The platform is enhanced with the Saakuru Developer Suite which enables apps to be embedding Web3 solutions in as little as a single day. These innovative developments enable

Total Active Hub Partners with Cleo to Enhance Rewards Engine with Blockchain Technology

London April 29th, 2024 – Total Active Hub, a leader in workplace wellbeing solutions, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Cleo, a pioneering real world assets (RWA) technology platform. This collaboration marks a significant enhancement to Total Active Hub's rewards engine, integrating Cleo’s blockchain technology to offer a broader range of incentives and creating a more transparent, immutable rewards system. Total Active Hub is renowned for empowering organisations with adaptable physical wellbeing solutions. By facilitating employee movement programs and team-building events, Total Active Hub helps workplaces prioritise physical

Crypto Payments Come to Adelaide Oval via Crypto.com

First-Ever Crypto Payment Integration for Major Stadium in Australia VIDEOS AND IMAGES AVAILABLE IN LINK BELOW Adelaide, April 4, 2024 - Crypto.com, trusted by more than 80 million customers worldwide and the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy, announced today that sports fans and concert-goers can now pay via Crypto.com Pay, Crypto.com’s payment solution, at Adelaide Oval, the home of the Adelaide Crows. Supported by Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Crows and financial systems software firm DataMesh, which is providing the payment technology and terminals, this integration will mark a

Happy Bermuda Shorts Day, Web 3 Style!

  Back in 1960 when Alan Arthur penned "April 1st Bermuda Shorts Day" on a campus announcement board, he started a new tradition. This simple act ignited a tradition, marking the final day of the winter semester with a festive celebration. Over time, it evolved into a cherished annual event, bringing the campus community together in joyous camaraderie. But what about all the others who can not join the party on the campus? A fun project was sparked with this comment to take BSD into Web3 as NFTs! Introducing BSD.NFTs:

Analyzing Token Sale Models

Note: I mention the names of various projects below only to compare and contrast their token sale mechanisms; this should NOT be taken as an endorsement or criticism of any specific project as a whole. It's entirely possible for any given project to be total trash as a whole and yet still have an awesome token sale model. The last few months have seen an increasing amount of innovation in token sale models. Two years ago, the space was simple: there were capped sales, which sold a fixed number of

[Mirror] A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy

Vitalik Buterin via the Vitalik Buterin Blog This is a mirror of the post at https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/a-proof-of-stake-design-philosophy-506585978d51 Systems like Ethereum (and Bitcoin, and NXT, and Bitshares, etc) are a fundamentally new class of cryptoeconomic organisms — decentralized, jurisdictionless entities that exist entirely in cyberspace, maintained by a combination of cryptography, economics and social consensus. They are kind of like BitTorrent, but they are also not like BitTorrent, as BitTorrent has no concept of state — a distinction that turns out to be crucially important. They are sometimes described as decentralized autonomous

Ultimate Led Zeppelin Hosted by Jimmy Rodgers on NEWHD Radio

New York & Los Angeles – This week, NEWHD Radio is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking feature, "Ultimate Led Zeppelin," hosted exclusively by Jimmy Rodgers. Available on NEWHD Radio in New York and Los Angeles, listeners can tune into this exceptional show via the NEWHD Radio App. "Ultimate Led Zeppelin" is set to present an immersive journey through the history and music of the iconic band, Led Zeppelin. The show will air every day of the week at 1 AM, 7 AM, 12 PM, 4 PM, and

Bitcoin, which goes hand in hand with AI technology, can we expect a continued bright outlook? 

Due to the full-scale introduction of AI technology in 2023, America's big tech companies such as Meta, Amazon, and Twitter are threatening human jobs by laying off more than 100,000 employees a year alone. In the aftermath of this, some experts say that the pace of AI development should be slowed down to prevent further harm to human jobs, but on the other hand, most experts believe that human development should proceed together in a society that coexists with AI, rather than slowing it down. There was also an opinion

Paribus Embracing DAO transition.

In our journey of developing Paribus, we’ve received a lot of feedback from our community, primarily positive and helpful. But, as is often the case when a small team controls a platform, not everyone agrees with our decisions. At every step, we’ve tried to make the best choices based on the information we had. We’ve always known that, eventually, it would be the community’s turn to take the lead in guiding Paribus. And, as we announced in our recent X-space update, that time is approaching fast with the release of

REED AUTISM SERVICES AND NEWHD MEDIA FORGE INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM IN BROADCASTING

[gallery columns="2" size="medium" link="none" ids="2283862,2283863"] [Franklin Lakes, NJ] – REED Autism Services, a leading non-profit organization providing programs and services to individuals with autism throughout their lifetime, has joined forces with NEWHD Media, a unique media platform that provides jobs for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to create transformative opportunities in the field of broadcasting. Studies show that nearly half of all 25-year-olds with autism have never held a paying job. REED and NEWHD Media are working together to break down barriers and offer avenues for personal and professional