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BRANDmate 2023: B2B networking event sets new benchmarks

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  •   More than 750 attend industry gathering in Offenbach
  •   High-profile names and informative programme

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — An exuberant mood, enthusiastic guests and exhibitors, inspiring discussions and networking until well into the night: now in its second year, BRANDmate set new benchmarks as an event and brand festival focused on collaborations, partnerships and licensing. In excess of 750 participants from some 330 companies met for a get-together in a class of its own in Offenbach on 21 and 22 June, using the event as a cross-sectoral platform for exchange and networking. More than 2,800 speed dating sessions were arranged through the matchmaking feature on the event website, which gave all participants – whether brand owners or licensees, in retail or marketing – the opportunity to connect in advance of the gathering. The face-to-face meet-ups then took place in the relaxed atmosphere of BRANDmate, where new business ideas were discussed and developed. The guests finished out the first day with a live band, DJ, buffet and drinks at the official BRANDmate party on the Wednesday evening.

Strong brands

This year’s BRANDmate exceeded all of our expectations – together with the exhibitors and guests, we celebrated a real brand festival! said a delighted Eva Stemmer, Organiser of BRANDmate and Managing Director of BRANDmate GmbH. The collective passion for brands, licences and cooperation is what makes BRANDmate so special. The energy and enthusiasm felt over these two days in Offenbach are the best proof that we are making an important contribution to networking in our industry. The exhibitors presented themselves in the Brand Experience Area and celebrated BRANDmate with unique showrooms, walking acts, special promotions and happy hours. This year’s event focused on the gaming & e-sports, food & beverage, home & living and sports industries – in addition to the familiar entertainment, toys and stationery themes. The exhibitors included German and internationally renowned entertainment companies, such as Super RTL, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, Paramount, WDR mediagroup and rbb. Also present were toy giants Mattel and Hasbro, along with sports brands BVB and Eintracht Frankfurt, the Eintracht Spandau e-sports club and publishing houses Burda Licensing, Jahreszeiten Verlag and Carlsen Verlag. Food brands such as Jokolade and KoRo as well as home & living brands like Koziol, IBENA Textile and Carrera completed the portfolio.

Well-known presenters

Numerous speakers shared their expertise and provided inspiring insights into the trends of today and tomorrow across three stages. These included Maura Regan (President Licensing International), Carolin Stüdemann (Managing Director of Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.), Jakob Neise (co-CEO and co-founder of PLAY THE HYPE), Linda Häusler (Senior Project Manager, Podstars by OMR), Johann Lafer (chef, brand and brand ambassador), Dorjee Lhamo Gerhard (Concept Copy, Jung von Matt NERD) and Sven Göth (CEO of Futuriser, business futurist & keynote speaker). Baker of the Year” Axel Schmitt who is also the official baker of the legendary Wacken rock music festival put his technical skills on display in a dedicated show kitchen.

It’s wonderful to see how the different industries have come together in Offenbach to generate ideas and create business,” said Christian Ulrich, Managing Director of BRANDmate GmbH and Spokesperson of the Executive Board at Spielwarenmesse eG. The engagement of all participants makes BRANDmate what it is: a vibrant, innovative and stimulating event that sets benchmarks.” The next BRANDmate will take place on 19 and 20 June 2024.

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Spielwarenmesse eG

Spielwarenmesse eG is the fair organizer and marketing services provider for the toy sector and other consumer goods markets. The Nuremberg-based company organizes the world-leading Spielwarenmesse® in Nuremberg, complemented by the services available on Spielwarenmesse® Digital. Its range also includes the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL gaming event in Essen, Kids India in Mumbai and the Insights-X in Nuremberg. Expanded coverage of the topic of licensing and collaborations comes with BRANDmate in Offenbach. The range of services provided by the cooperative also includes industry campaigns and the international fair programme, World of Toys by Spielwarenmesse eG, which enables manufacturers to exhibit at pavilions featured at trade fairs in Asia and the USA. Spielwarenmesse eG operates a worldwide network of representatives in over 90 countries. In addition, its subsidiary Spielwarenmesse Shanghai Co., Ltd. is responsible for the People’s Republic of China. Its Die roten Reiter GmbH subsidiary with headquarters in Nuremberg works as communication agency for the consumer and capital goods industry. The complete company profile of Spielwarenmesse eG can be found on the Internet at www.spielwarenmesse-eg.com.

BRANDmate

BRANDmate is a B2B networking event in the field of brand collaborations, partnerships and licensing, which aims to bring together companies, brands and potential collaborative partners from different sectors. The second BRANDmate will take place on 21 and 22 June 2023 at the ‘off-location’ of Fredenhagen, a 7,400 m² disused steel plant in Offenbach, near Frankfurt. The company responsible for the event is BRANDmate GmbH.

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MALAYSIAN FOUNDERS BRING WEB3 TO MALAYSIAN SHORES WITH MALAYSIAN BLOCKCHAIN WEEK (MYBW) 2024

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The country’s inaugural Malaysia Blockchain Week (MYBW) is poised to bring mainstream Malaysia into the world of Web 3. MYBW boasts strong Malaysian roots in an international digital space, featuring Malaysian founders and bringing together key Malaysian industry players well-known in the digital space.

The week-long event hosted by Malaysian Web3 powerhouse Lydian Labs will be held in partnership with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and kicked off by Minister of Digital, YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo.

MEET THE MALAYSIAN FACES OF THE BLOCKCHAIN SPACE

The Web3 space transcends international borders, attracting dedicated Malaysians to push the unexplored frontier of the industry.

As such, many Malaysians have become industry giants in the blockchain space, commanding significant influence and expertise in the industry. Despite their elusive real-life presence, lucky participants at MYBW will be able to rub shoulders with these Malaysian founders of key Web3 companies.

Youths and young-at-heart builders keen on exploring Web3 ventures as well as seasoned international investors will benefit from the congregation of blockchain experts and Web3 veterans.

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Expect to see local industry giants at MYBW, who will be present in support of the Malaysian-led initiative as well to provide unique industry insights at the event’s keynote presentations and panel discussions.

Present at the event will include Matthew Tan, the founder and CEO of the leading Ethereum block explorer, API and Analytics Platform, Etherscan.io. Prior to Etherscan, Tan founded and developed one of the earlier token-based blockchain explorers, Blockscan, for Counterparty, a smart contracts blockchain built on top of Bitcoin. He has around 15 years of industry experience, consulting and developing bespoke line of business solutions when he was a co-founder of a data/web applications solutions provider.

Next is Bobby Ong, the co-founder and COO of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is one of the largest cryptoasset data aggregators in the world. Additionally, Ong is a contributing author in two digital currencies books – Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1. He was also included in the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 Asia list and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London in 2012.

Other Malaysian founders include, but are not limited to:

  • Siong, co-founder of Jupiter, a decentralised exchange aggregator on the Solana blockchain platform using an extensive liquidity network and advanced algorithms.
  • Shawn Chong, co-founder of Salus, a holistic Web3 security company with experience in traditional and blockchain security focusing on user protection and strategic initiatives at the intersection of blockchain and cybersecurity.
  • TN Lee, founder of Pendle Finance, a DeFi platform that enables users to tokenize and trade future yield on Ethereum assets.
  • Dr Ian Tan, co-founder of Lydian Labs, a full stack Web3 Solutions Provider focused on advisory, tech, and marketing specialised in the APAC region.
  • Nicole Yap, founder of 8SIAN NFT which artfully tokenizes the rich tapestry of Asian heritage into NFTs which celebrate the history and depth of Asian women while building a global and inclusive Asian community.
  • Julian Koh, co-founder of Aevo, a high-performance decentralised derivatives exchange focused on options.

These Malaysian powerhouses will also be joined by international industry names such as Chess, CEO of GM Network; Dr Kang Li, CSO of CertiK; Victor Ji, Co-Founder of Manta Network; Gracy Chen, CEO of Bitget; Yoann Turpin, co-founder of Wintermute; Moshe, chairman of Oobit; Mark Rydon, CEO of Aethir; John Yao, CEO of Team Secret and many more.

MINTING THE FUTURE OF MALAYSIAN WEB3

MYBW will set the tone and future for Web3 growth and widespread adoption in Malaysia, featuring 33 panel discussions, 15 keynote talks, and more than 150 speakers which will open the curtain on important blockchain topics such as regulatory issues, the decentralised finance & syariah digital economy, blockchain traceability, NFTs & Web3 Gaming, and the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the Malaysian landscape.

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The event, anticipated to draw more than 2,500 participants, will facilitate discussions between key stakeholders, bringing together decision-makers from the government and industry leaders to mint the future of Web3 for Malaysia.

Tickets for MYBW are already available on the official website.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: 31 July – 1 August 2024 | 10am – 6pm
Location: World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL)

Website details: https://myblockchainweek.com/

About Lydian Labs

Lydian Labs is a full stack Web3 solutions provider focused on the APAC region and China, providing 3 main pillars of services: Advisory, Tech, and Marketing.

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BlockScholes X Bybit Crypto Derivatives Analytics Report Reveals Investors More Bullish on ETH Than BTC

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DUBAI, UAE, July 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, in partnership with BlockScholes, has released its latest Crypto Derivatives Analytics Report, highlighting a notable divergence in investor sentiment between Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC).

The report, analyzing market trends and trading signals across spot trading volume, futures, options, and perpetual contracts, underscores a growing bullish sentiment toward ETH. Key findings indicate that investors are increasingly optimistic about ETH, particularly in anticipation of the imminent launch of the first Ether Spot ETFs in the United States. This optimism is reflected in ETH’s sustained volatility premium over BTC, which has persisted amid heightened market activity.

Key Highlights from the Report:

  • Bullish Sentiment Toward ETH: BlockScholes’s Senti-Meter Index reveals a bullish sentiment among investors toward ETH compared to BTC. This sentiment is influenced by expectations surrounding the imminent ETF launch for Ethereum.
  • ETH Futures Outperforming BTC: Despite recent market fluctuations, ETH futures have shown a quicker recovery in open interest compared to BTC. This recovery trend suggests a robust market narrative focused on ETH’s ETF prospects.
  • Strong Perpetual Trading in ETH: Significant trading volumes in ETH perpetual contracts indicate substantial long positions, possibly driven by strategic positioning ahead of anticipated market developments.
  • High ETH Option Volatility: ETH options market volatility remains elevated, especially in anticipation of ETF approval, contrasting with BTC options, which exhibit a more defensive posture.

In response to the findings, Bybit’s Head of Institutions, Eugene Cheung, commented: “The latest data underscores ETH’s resilience and market appeal as we approach key regulatory milestones. Investors are demonstrably positioning themselves favorably amidst growing market expectations.”

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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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Apply and Win the Dream Getaway to Austria and Cutting-edge Gadgets with Bybit Card

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DUBAI, UAE, July 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s second-largest crypto exchange by trading volume, is excited to announce the launch of its Bybit Card campaign, offering users the opportunity to win extraordinary prizes, including a dream getaway to Austria and cutting-edge tech gadgets including an iPhone 15 Pro and more.

To participate in the campaign, users need to apply and spend at least 500 EUR/USD with their Bybit Card. By completing both steps, they will automatically enter the Lucky Draw, where they stand a chance to win a guaranteed prize. The first 1,000 users who fulfill the requirements will be eligible for the Lucky Draw.

The campaign will run from Jul 15, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC to Aug 18, 2024, 11:59 PM UTC. During this period, users can take advantage of this exciting opportunity to win fantastic rewards.

In addition, VIP users will receive a 30 EUR/USD card bonus, enhancing their overall Bybit Card experience.

Joan Han, sales and marketing director at Bybit, said, “With the Bybit Card, individuals can seamlessly incorporate digital finance into their everyday lives, whether they’re shopping online or covering routine expenses. By providing users with convenience and flexibility, we aim to enhance their financial experiences. Furthermore, we are thrilled to introduce a range of diverse rewards and campaigns to our global user base, thereby creating greater accessibility and convenience for utilizing digital assets.”

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The Bybit Card blends the world of digital finance with everyday transactions, offering users a seamless spending experience. For more information about the Bybit Card and how to apply, visit:https://www.bybit.com/en/promo/campaign/Apply-Card-Win-Big

#Bybit / #TheCryptoArk

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.
For media inquiries, please contact: [email protected]
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