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Former Fidelity International Executive Luc Froehlich Joins Layer N Advisory Board

Layer N, the Ethereum L2 network backed by Founders Fund, today announced the appointment of Luc Froehlich to its advisory board. As an advisor to Layer N, he will help guide the company’s RWA (real-world asset), TradFi, and tokenization strategies.

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Animoca Brands Japan appoints Kensuke Amo as Chief Operating Officer

Animoca Brands Japan, a strategic subsidiary of Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (headquartered in Hong Kong, China; Co-founder and Chairman: Yat Siu), announced today the appointment of Kensuke Amo (天羽健介) as Chief Operating Officer effective as of 1 February 2024.

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Open Campus, ForbesWeb3, and Animoca Brands launch OC100, the definitive list of creators driving learning and growth in Web3 ​

ForbesWeb3, Open Campus, and Animoca Brands announce OC100, a pioneering competition to spotlight the best creators who are promoting learning and growth within Web3 through their educational content.

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Layer N’s Nord Engine Achieves 100,000+ TPS on Closed Testnet

Layer N, the Ethereum L2 network backed by Founders Fund, today announced the results from its throughput testing, achieving a figure of 120,018 for transactions per second (TPS), 100x that of leading Ethereum scaling solutions.

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Animoca Brands and LightLink partner to enhance Web3 gaming experiences with gasless on-chain transactions

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, today announced a strategic partnership with LightLink, an Ethereum Layer 2 blockchain that enables dApps and enterprises to offer users instant, gasless transactions.

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TALON and Apeiron Join Forces

TALON has continuously looked to the future of gaming and are proud to announce our partnership with Apeiron, an innovative god game based in their own mythologically-inspired metaverse.

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Animoca Brands’ Darewise Entertainment, creator of Life Beyond, announces strategic partnership with DFZ Labs, creator of Deadfellaz

Darewise Entertainment (“Darewise”), a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and the visionary force behind the Life Beyond gaming destination, announced today a strategic partnership with DFZ Labs, creator of the world-renowned Web3 brand Deadfellaz.

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HashKey Exchange and Animoca Brands forge strategic partnership

HashKey Exchange, the licensed virtual asset exchange in Hong Kong, and Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership.

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Value Partners and VSFG Announce Strategic Partnership for Supporting the Growth of Virtual Asset Ecosystem in Hong Kong, Spearheading the Development of Spot Bitcoin ETF in the City

Value Partners Hong Kong Limited (“Value Partners HK”), a subsidiary of Value Partners Group Limited (“Value Partners”), which is one of Asia’s leading independent asset management companies, and Venture Smart Financial Holdings Limited (“VSFG”), Hong Kong’s first Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) approved virtual asset manager, are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to join forces to bring innovative investment solutions that connect virtual assets with traditional investment vehicles to both retail and institutional investors.

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Envelop Risk launches dedicated cyber reinsurance Lloyd’s vehicle in Partnership with Managing Agent Apollo

Envelop Risk (“Envelop”), the data-driven cyber (re)insurance and analytics specialist, today announces the launch of Envelop SPA 1925, a dedicated cyber reinsurance Special Purpose Arrangement (“SPA”) at Lloyd’s, in partnership with Apollo through its Strategic Partner Syndicates business and Apollo Syndicate 1971. The SPA launched on 1st January 2024 with Chris Baddeley in the role of active underwriter, based in London.

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SenseTime Launches SenseRobot Smart Lamp, Modernize Family Life with Advanced AI Technology

SenseTime, a global leading AI software company, introduced SenseRobot Smart Lamp (“Smart Lamp”) as the latest member of its “SenseRobot” product series. Committed to bring cutting-edge AI technology to every household, SenseTime designed its first AI desk lamp tailored for students with three major AI-powered functions: eye protection, posture correction, and concentration enhancement.

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Hong Kong Licensed Virtual Asset Association Statement on JPEX Incident

The recent JPEX incident, which has attracted a lot of attention from the Hong Kong and international media, serves as a timely reminder of the importance of establishing a robust and supportive regulatory environment that promotes the development of a healthy virtual asset and Web3 ecosystem to ensure the integrity of virtual asset platforms and protect the interests of market players and the investing public alike. Like the previous Gatecoin, AAX and FTX episodes, the JPEX incident has once again brought to the limelight the risks posed by unregulated (or under-regulated) virtual asset platforms, including potential fraudulent practices, underscoring the need for rigorous regulatory supervision, transparency, and public education.

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Terminal 3 Raises Pre-Seed Funding for Decentralized User Data Infrastructure

Terminal 3, a Hong Kong-based Web3 startup, has successfully raised an oversubscribed pre-seed round to build user data infrastructure for a decentralized future. The company announced today a world-class investor group comprising 500 Global, CMCC Global, Consensys Mesh, Bixin Ventures, BlackPine, DWeb3, Hard Yaka, Bored Room Ventures, Mozaik Capital, and others.

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BioNTech Completes Acquisition of InstaDeep

BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech” or “the Company”) announced today the completion of the acquisition of InstaDeep Ltd. (“InstaDeep”), a leading global technology company in the field of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and machine learning (“ML”).

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Capital One Acquires Digital Concierge, Velocity Black

Capital One Financial Corporation (“Capital One”) has acquired Velocity Mobile Limited (“Velocity Black”), a leading digital concierge company that delivers travel, entertainment, shopping and dining offerings to consumers globally. Velocity Black has built a unique customer experience — its proprietary platform deploys cutting edge technology and human experts to offer inspiration, recommendation and fulfillment in one place, making it an integral part of customers’ lives.

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Creating a blueprint for Web3: Hong Kong business leaders unite to accelerate innovation and investment in digital assets and the decentralised internet

Web3 Harbour, a nonprofit industry association representing Web3 builders, investors, users, and leaders, today revealed its founding board and early member organisations during a panel session at Radical Finance Asia.

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Web3 and virtual asset industry groups, paired with new licensing regime, open up the potential of Hong Kong’s digital economy

Two new Hong Kong industry associations, Hong Kong Licensed Virtual Assets Association (HKLVAA) and Web3 Harbour, today announced a shared commitment to the long-term growth and development of the virtual asset economy and decentralized internet in a joint debut at Radical Finance Asia.

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Virtual Asset Industry Leaders Launch Association in Hong Kong to Provide a Forum for Collaboration, whilst Spearheading the Best in Both Commercial Innovation and Sound Protection

To support Hong Kong’s position at the forefront of the global virtual asset (“VA”) space, a group of VA industry leaders in the city and around the world have come together to form a non-profit association that serves as an active conduit between industry practitioners, regulators, and participants in the industry.

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Dr. George Lam Officially Joins VSFG as Honorary Chairman

To drive the strategic development of innovative financial services, Venture Smart Financial Holdings Limited (hereinafter referred to as “VSFG” or “the Group”) officially announced the appointment of Dr. George Lam, BBS, JP ("Dr. Lam") as Honorary Chairman today.

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AMF1 announces new lifestyle partnership with Velocity Black

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team (AMF1) is delighted to announce Velocity Black as its new Official Luxury Lifestyle Partner.

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RMS Titanic, Inc., VSFG, and Artifact Labs Partner To Bring The Titanic Into Web3

RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST), Venture Smart Financial Holdings Ltd (VSFG), the first virtual asset manager in Hong Kong approved by HKSFC, and Artifact Labs, a Web3 company on a mission to ‘Preserve and Connect History on the Blockchain’, today announced a partnership that will bring the RMS Titanic and its physical artifacts into Web3 and fully unlock the intrinsic value of the associated intellectual property by tokenizing the assets.

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DTTD Announces It Is the Official NFT Wallet Partner For Digital Art Fair

DTTD (pronounced “Dotted”), the Animoca Brands-backed mobile-first NFT social wallet that aims to make Web3 accessible to everyone, today announces that it is the official NFT wallet partner for the Digital Art Fair Xperience Hong Kong 2022.   

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Metahuman MonoC Conjures AI Creativity & Surrealist Vision for Landmark Debut at the Hong Kong Digital Art Fair

Data-led 'Corona Florella' series traces humanity's Covid experiences through alien floral arrangements

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Hong Kong-based Web3 Startup DTTD Launches The World’s First NFT Mobile Wallet

DTTD (pronounced "Dotted"), the Animoca Brands-backed mobile-first NFT social wallet that aims to make Web3 accessible to everyone, announces its official launch at the Healthcare 3.0 Concept Hub.

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