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Huawei-IUCN Tech4Nature Initiative Announced New Phase of Coral Reef Protection Project

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Digital Technology Helps Mauritius to Become a Global Pioneer in the Field of Coral Reef Conservation, Research, and Education

FLACQ, Mauritius, June 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei Mauritius, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and EcoMode Society today announced a new phase of the Tech4Nature Mauritius project to study species’ reproductive success in a restored area of reef in Mauritius.

The new phase directly follows a key project milestone achieved in June in which the partners, supported by the local community, successfully transplanted 25,000 coral fragments cultivated in coral nurseries to a degraded area of the reef ecosystem in Pointe-aux-Feuilles, a 20-km2 site off the east coast of Mauritius. This project is one of the first its type in the Western Indian Ocean. 

“I commend the achievement of the Tech4Nature initiative. Our objective is that by 2030, we can work together for a healthy ocean that supports nature and people,” said the Honorable Sudheer Maudhoo, Minister of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping for Mauritius. “With the support of the Tech4Nature initiative, Huawei, and its partners, we look forward to continued action to restore ocean and coastal biodiversity for future generations.”

To monitor the mobility of species at the coral reef restoration site and determine the factors that disturb reproductive success, a solution comprising cameras and GPS receivers, 4G, and cloud has been deployed. The second phase of the project will use AI-based data analysis to guide the conservation decisions, support the research of marine biologists, and educate the public on the importance of reef conservation and restoration. 

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“The project will help us to have more information to manage and regulate public use,” said Nadeem Nazurally, President of the EcoMode Society. “It will also bring biodiversity conservation closer to the general public, as videos and other dissemination materials are planned through the mobile app. In collaboration with IUCN and Huawei, the project allows us to make a qualitative leap by incorporating new technologies to the monitoring and conservation of species.”

The 243-km2 lagoon created by the 150-km reef system of fringing coral is home to a rich array of aquatic life, including 61 species of macroalgae, 110 species of corals, 132 species of fish, and many endemic species. However, the reef system faces many threats, including overfishing, pollution, and changing seawater composition due to the removal of mangroves and seagrass. Climate change has caused a rise in sea levels, more extreme storms, and increased sea temperatures. Restoration efforts for coral reefs can boost resilience against climate change by protecting coastal regions against erosion and mitigate rising sea levels.

As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), Mauritius relies heavily on its coral reef resources, especially its fisheries and tourism industries – tourism accounts for about 8% of the island nation’s GDP and 10% of its employment. Coral aquaculture to repair degraded reef has gained traction in Mauritius, with microfragmentation serving as a relatively new technique where small coral fragments are mounted in off-site nurseries using concrete blocks, galvanized structures, and natural basaltic rocks to support coral growth.

Early monitoring at the restoration site has shown an increase in local biodiversity, and an additional 1,890 coral fragments are currently being propagated in the coral nursery to expand the restoration area. With the site’s designation as a Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA), the momentum for revitalizing biodiversity in the reef ecosystem using the power of technology and partnerships is accelerating.

“Collaboration between public institutions and the private sector is increasingly necessary to determine success in the face of complex environmental challenges,” said James Hardcastle, Head of Protected and Conserved Areas Team for IUCN. “We have the opportunity to take advantage of technological innovations and incorporate them into conservation measures for our ecosystems. This project exemplifies how cooperation and mainstreaming are the way forward to halt biodiversity loss.”

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“This project is the first of its kind that we are investing in Mauritius, after dozens of successful experiences of developing solutions to protect different species and natural spaces in countries around the world using advanced technologies such as cloud, AI, and connectivity,” said Zheng Kui, CEO of Huawei Mauritius. “The role of the technology industry in meeting this challenge is key, but only through collaboration with strategic and committed partners can the objectives be achieved in a real way.”

It is hoped that this project can be replicated in other areas of Mauritius and balance the needs of tourism and conservation. And with up to 50% of the world’s coral reef already destroyed or degraded, the project’s success to date demonstrates the value of further large-scale global reef restoration supported by digital technology.

About Huawei TECH4ALL

TECH4ALL is Huawei’s long-term digital inclusion initiative that aims to leave no one behind in the digital world. It focuses on four domains: enabling equity and quality of education, conserving nature with technology, enabling inclusive healthcare, and development.

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JANONE CONFIRMS NAME CHANGE TO ALT5 SIGMA CORPORATION AND NEW TICKER SYMBOL TO ALTS

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LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — JanOne Inc. (Nasdaq: JAN), a multidisciplinary organization with a focus on fintech and healthcare, confirmed today that, as of market open on Monday, July 15, 2024, the Company’s new name will be “ALT5 Sigma Corporation” and its Nasdaq common stock ticker symbol will change to “ALTS”. This will replace the Company’s current ticker symbol “JAN”. Further, the Company’s website address will change from “janone.com” to “alt5sigma.com.”

The Company’s change of name, ticker symbol, and website address aligns with the Company’s realignment to focus on its recently acquired, ALT5 Sigma fintech as its core engine for revenue growth.

This realignment and changes in corporate name and the ticker symbol were previously announced on July 10, 2024. No action by the Company’s stockholders is required with respect to the ticker symbol change. The Company’s CUSIP number and transfer agent will remain unchanged.

Marking the changes confirmed today, Tony Isaac, Company CEO, observed, “We are pleased to complete the changes to our name and ticker symbol as the initial steps in our previously announced diversification into fintech, while keeping our biotech’s trajectory on track, all for the benefit of our stockholders.”

About JanOne/ALT5 Sigma

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The Company is a unique Nasdaq-listed multidisciplinary organization with a focus on healthcare and fintech. The Company is one of the constituents of the Russell Microcap Index, starting June 28, 2024.

Through its fintech activities, the Company provides next generation blockchain-powered technologies to enable a migration to a new global financial paradigm for the trading, clearing, settlement, payment, and custodianship of digital instruments. Through its fintech subsidiaries, the Company offers two main platforms to its customers: “ALT5 Pay” and “ALT5 Prime”. The subsidiaries processed over US$1.2 billion in cryptocurrency transactions in 2023.

ALT5 Pay is a crypto-currency payment gateway that enables registered and approved global merchants to accept and make crypto-currency payments or to integrate the ALT5 Pay payment platform into their application or operations using the plugin with WooCommerce and or ALT5 Pay’s checkout widgets and APIs. Merchants have the option to convert to fiat currency (s) automatically or to receive their payment in digital assets.

ALT5 Prime is an electronic over-the-counter trading platform that enables registered and approved customers to buy and sell digital assets. Customers can purchase digital assets with fiat and, equally, can sell digital assets and receive fiat. ALT5 Prime is available through a browser-based access mobile phone application named “ALT5 Pro” that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, from Google Play, through ALT5 Prime’s FIX API, as well as through Broadridge Financial Solutions’ NYFIX gateway for approved customers.

Through its biotech activities, the Company is developing innovative, actionable solutions intended to help end the opioid crisis. The Company is dedicated to funding resources toward innovation, technology, and education to find a key resolution to the national opioid epidemic, which is one of the deadliest and most widespread in the nation’s history. Its drugs in the clinical trial pipeline have shown promise for their innovative targeting of the causes of pain as a strategic option for physicians averse to exposing patients to addictive opioids.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the profitability and prospective growth of ALT5’s platforms and business, that may include, but are not limited to, international currency risks, third-party or customer credit risks, liability claims stemming from ALT5’s services, and technology challenges for future growth or expansion. This press release also contains statements and links relating to risks that JAN 101 will treat PAD, that JAN 123 will treat CRPS, the timing of the commencement of clinical trials, that the FDA will permit approval through a 505(b)(2) pathway for JAN 123, that upon approval JAN 101 will immediately disrupt the PAD market, and other statements, including words such as “continue”, “expect”, “intend”, “will”, “hope”, “should”, “would”, “may”, “potential”, and other similar expressions. Such statements reflect the Company’s current view with respect to future events, are subject to risks and uncertainties, and are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political, and social uncertainties, and contingencies.

Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements described in this press release. Such factors could include, among others, those detailed in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions set out in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the SEC underlying those forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. The Company cannot assure that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Individuals are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

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Battle for Glory at Bybit Web3’s Ultimate Memecoin Arena: Compete to Win $50,000 in Prize Pools

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DUBAI, UAE, July 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is thrilled to announce the launch of its blockchain clash competition: the Ultimate Memecoin Arena (UMA). This event will showcase a thrilling showdown between two heavyweight meme tokens, Ponke and Brett, representing Solana and Base — two blockchains battling to be the main venue for memecoin launches and trading.

Kicking off on Jul. 11, 2024, at 10AM UTC, and running through Jul. 25, 2024, participants will engage in an epic clash between Solana and Base by supporting their favorite coin from their chosen blockchain. This trading competition is not just for the individual, by siding with the top team, participants will grab the Ultimate Prize Pool for their team.

Prize Pools:

  1. PONKE Prize Pool: $12,500 worth of PONKE tokens
    1. Eligibility: Trade at least $300 worth of PONKE tokens to qualify for a share of this pool.
  2. BRETT Prize Pool: $12,500 worth of BRETT tokens
    1. Eligibility: Trade at least $300 worth of BRETT tokens to qualify for a share of this pool.
  3. Ultimate Prize Pool: $25,000 worth of PONKE & BRETT tokens
    1. The pool with the highest trading volume will win the entire Ultimate Prize Pool.
    2. Rewards will be distributed among participants who have traded at least $300 of the winning token.

How to Participate:

  1. Prepare your Bybit Cloud Wallet or any Seed Phrase Wallet.
  2. Transfer SOL to your wallet for the PONKE Prize Pool or WETH for the BRETT Prize Pool.
  3. Swap at least $300 worth of PONKE or BRETT tokens to be eligible for their respective prize pools.
  4. Engage in trading to contribute to the Ultimate Prize Pool.

The trading competition is the first to be held on Bybit Web3 DEX Pro, a revolutionary decentralized exchange with over 1 million tokens to trade modeled after Bybit’s institutional-grade trading interface. Bybit Web3 DEX Pro surpasses typical CEX offerings, equipping users with i-SMART data intelligence technology. This powerful suite provides traders with on-chain and social media data, allowing them to make informed and smarter decisions.

“This competition is about embracing the excitement and community spirit of the crypto world,” said MK Chin, Bybit Web3 evangelist. “We’re excited to see how participants strategize and trade their way to victory in this thrilling competition.”

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the Ultimate Memecoin Arena and compete for glory and substantial rewards. Join Bybit in the battle of the meme tokens and trade your way to victory!

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About Bybit

Bybit is the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, serving over 33 million users. Established in 2018, Bybit provides a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

For more details about Bybit, please visit Bybit Press.

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Bybit Web3 and Ignition Join Forces to Bridge the Gap Between Bitcoin and Ethereum

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DUBAI, UAE, July 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s second-largest web3 platform by trading volume, breaks down barriers between Bitcoin and the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) ecosystems with its partnership of Ignition. Supported by core contributors Mantle and Antalpha Prime, Ignition is paving the way for a low-friction and interoperable future. It extends Bitcoin’s functionality beyond its traditional role as a store of value and transforms it into a reliable asset for cross-chain integrations and diverse yield opportunities.

Bybit Web3 Wallet will support FBTC, an omnichain Bitcoin asset pegged 1:1 to BTC, introduced by Ignition. This strategic collaboration empowers users to unlock the full potential of Bitcoin within the thriving EVM ecosystem, reflecting Bybit Web3’s philosophy of openness, simplicity, and equality.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ignition, which aligns with Bybit’s mission to provide users with innovative and seamless DeFi solutions. By integrating Ignition and FBTC, we are not only enhancing liquidity and interoperability but also paving the way for a more inclusive and dynamic crypto ecosystem,” added MK Chin, Bybit Web3 Evangelist.

FBTC: Bridging the Divide between Bitcoin and non-Bitcoin Ecosystems in Web3

Introduced by Ignition, FBTC is an omnichain Bitcoin asset pegged 1:1 to BTC aimed at elevating Bitcoin’s accessibility and utility. As a secure, decentralized, and composable liquid Bitcoin asset with deep liquidity, $FBTC can be used at scale and easily integrated into various yield enhancement strategies like liquidity pooling, collateral, and staking.

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Under Ignition, $FBTC’s growth will be driven by a comprehensive roadmap and strong developer support, ensuring its long-term success and sustainable growth.

Bybit Web3: A Partnership for Enhanced DeFi and User Opportunities

Bybit is at the forefront of adopting the Ignition ecosystem, reinforcing Bybit’s commitment to pioneering innovative solutions for the crypto community. Bybit Web3 users will now have access to a multitude of products and opportunities within the burgeoning Ignition space. 

This integration unlocks a range of benefits for users:

  • Enhanced Liquidity: FBTC opens the door to increased liquidity, allowing users to trade and invest in Bitcoin with greater ease within the EVM ecosystem.
  • Diverse Yield Opportunities: Users can explore a variety of attractive yield-generating strategies with FBTC, maximizing the earning potential of their Bitcoin holdings.
  • Seamless Interoperability: FBTC bridges the gap between various blockchain networks, ensuring users can move their assets freely and efficiently.

Coming Soon: Swap and Staking on FBTC

Bybit Web3 users can look forward to using their Bybit Web3 Wallet to swap and stake on FBTC in the later half of July. For more information, please visit: https://www.bybit.com/en/web3/home

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About Bybit Web3

Bybit Web3 is redefining openness in the decentralized world, creating a simpler, open, and equal ecosystem for everyone. We are committed to welcoming builders, creators, and partners in the blockchain space, extending an invitation to both crypto enthusiasts and the curious, with a community of over 10 million wallet users, over 20 major ecosystem partners, and counting. 

Bybit Web3 provides a comprehensive suite of Web3 products designed to make accessing, swapping, collecting and growing Web3 assets as open and simple as possible. Our wallets, marketplaces and platforms are all backed by the security and expertise that define Bybit as a top 3 global crypto exchange, trusted by 33 million users globally.

Join the revolution now and open the door to your Web3 future with Bybit.

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For more details about Bybit, please visit Bybit Web3.

About Bybit

Bybit is the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, serving over 33 million users. Established in 2018, Bybit provides a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

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