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Binance Research Finds 88% of Institutional Users Surveyed Have a Positive Long-Term Outlook of Crypto Assets

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Institutional Investors Believe Real World Use Cases and Improvements In Regulatory Clarity Will Help Drive Adoption

DUBAI, UAE, June 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Binance Research and Binance VIP & Institutional today announced the findings of the Institutional Crypto Outlook Survey, which showed that 63.5% of Binance VIP and Institutional users (“Institutional Users”) surveyed, had a positive outlook on crypto assets over the next 12 months. A vast majority (88%) of respondents expressed a positive sentiment on crypto assets for the next decade.

The survey also found that Institutional Users believe more real world use cases (26.9%) and improvements in regulatory clarity (25.3%) would drive adoption, over higher prices (3.4%). This can be indicative of institutional participation taking on a longer-time horizon and therefore less reactive towards short-term market cycles.

The global survey of 208 Binance VIP and Institutional users ran from 31st March to 15th May 2023, explored the respondents’ demographics as well as their attitudes, preferences, adoption, and motivations towards cryptocurrency investments. Key findings include:

  • Institutional Allocation: Despite the market events over the past year, the majority (47.1%) of investors had maintained their crypto allocation, and over a third (35.6%) increased their allocation in the same period. Only a minority (17.3%) decreased their crypto allocation.
  • Expected Changes in Allocation: The majority of respondents expect to either increase (50.0%) or maintain (45.7%) their allocation over the next 12 months. Only 4.3% of investors indicated they would expect to reduce their exposure to crypto.
  • More Positive Perception of Bitcoin: While perceptions of Bitcoin and crypto remained largely unchanged in the past year (47.8% and 44.7% respectively), a larger proportion of respondents have turned more positive on Bitcoin as compared to the broader crypto sector (47.3% vs. 33.2%). Similarly, while 22.1% of investors have turned more negative on crypto overall, 4.8% held that sentiment towards Bitcoin specifically.
  • Infrastructure and Innovation: 53.9% of investors indicated infrastructure to be the most important sector for them or their fund. This was followed by Layer 1 and Layer 2 technologies (48.1% and 43.8% respectively). When asked about specific areas, just over half (51.0%) said Wallet Innovation (e.g. self-custody, UX/UI improvements) as being important.
  • Investment Motivation: 42.8% of investors indicated that the potential for large investment returns made the most compelling case for investing in cryptocurrencies. This was followed by 37.5% of investors who believe in gaining long-term exposure to an emerging technology as the primary motivation.
  • Trading Venues: Centralized Exchanges remain the most popular platform for institutional trading (90.5%) and custody activities (58.2%). Liquidity (28.0%), security (26.0%), and reputation (22.5%) were the top three criteria in determining how they select a trading platform.

“Institutions typically take a long-term horizon when they enter a new market, and our survey indicates that is likewise for crypto assets, considering the positive outlook from respondents and how they express more belief in use cases as adoption drivers over prices. These findings match the healthy rate of institutional account growth on Binance, which has increased 89% since the height of the bull market in Q4 2021. We will dive into the report with our users to apply learnings into our product offerings,” said Catherine Chen, Head of Binance VIP and Institutional.

The survey report can be accessed here.

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About Binance

Binance is the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. Trusted by millions worldwide, the Binance platform is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money for users, and features an unmatched portfolio of crypto products and offerings, including: trading and finance, education, data and research, social good, investment and incubation, decentralization and infrastructure solutions, and more. For more information, visit: https://www.binance.com

About Binance VIP & Institutional

Binance VIP and Institutional help institutions and sophisticated investors optimize their digital assets trading experience. We partner closely with hedge funds, asset managers, family offices, proprietary trading firms, market markets, brokers and more. Our global team of trusted experts provides industry-leading knowledge, personalized care, and VIP access to the largest and most liquid digital asset exchange.

About Binance Research

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Binance Research is the research arm of Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange. The team is committed to delivering objective, independent, and comprehensive analysis and aims to be the thought leader in the crypto space. Our analysts publish insightful thought pieces regularly on topics related to, but not limited to, the crypto ecosystem, blockchain technologies, and the latest market themes.

Disclaimer

The Institutional Crypto Outlook Survey is prepared by Binance Research and is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer, or solicitation to buy or sell any securities, cryptocurrencies, or to adopt any investment strategy. The use of terminology and the views expressed are intended to promote understanding and the responsible development of the sector and should not be interpreted as definitive legal views or those of Binance. The opinions expressed are as of the date shown above and are the opinions of the writer, they may change as subsequent conditions vary. The information and opinions contained in the survey are derived from proprietary and non-proprietary sources deemed by Binance Research to be reliable, are not necessarily all-inclusive, and are not guaranteed as to accuracy. As such, no warranty of accuracy or reliability is given and no responsibility arising in any other way for errors and omissions (including responsibility to any person by reason of negligence) is accepted by Binance. The survey may contain ‘forward-looking’ information that is not purely historical in nature. Such information may include, among other things, projections and forecasts. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. Reliance upon information in the survey is at the sole discretion of the reader. The survey is intended for information purposes only and does not constitute investment advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell in any securities, cryptocurrencies, or any investment strategy nor shall any securities or cryptocurrency be offered or sold to any person in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction. Investment involves risks.

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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.

For media inquiries, please contact: [email protected]

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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.

For more details about Bybit, please visit Bybit Press.
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