ABU DHABI, UAE, SINGAPORE and MEDELLIN, Colombia, July 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ACX (formerly AirCarbon Exchange) has joined forces with EcoRegistry and Cercarbono to help evolve the Voluntary Carbon Market, making carbon offsetting accessible and seamless for all. This dynamic partnership combines ACX’s expertise in exchange operations with EcoRegistry’s cutting-edge registry platform and Cercarbono’s role as a pioneering carbon credit standard setter.
William Pazos, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of ACX, said, “Together, we are transforming the carbon offset landscape, bringing innovation and technology to the forefront”.
Among the many benefits, the partnership will allow ACX clients representing 31 different countries to purchase and retire Cercarbono’s carbon credits held under EcoRegistry, while taking advantage of the use of interconnectivity to facilitate trades.
Juan David Durán Hernández, CEO of EcoRegistry, emphasized, “Our partnership empowers individuals and companies worldwide to contribute to carbon offsetting on a global scale”.
There is also the potential to develop a broader understanding of the use of carbon credits to pay regional carbon taxes, drawing on Cercarbono’s knowledge gained from its close involvement with Colombia’s approach to this growing area. While Colombia may have been the one of the first few countries to allow carbon credits to be used as payment for environmental taxes, others are certain to follow, with Singapore announcing a similar move last year.
Alex Saer, CEO of Cercarbono, highlighted the benefits of tax collaboration, stating, “This strategic alliance unlocks new avenues for utilizing carbon credits and encourages environmentally conscious practices through taxation systems.”
The other key area of mutual benefit is the widening of the respective companies’ client base via cross-referrals with project developers seeking to apply Cercarbono’s standards to establish carbon credits on EcoRegistry and know they have a clear route to market via ACX’s platform. The three-way collaboration between a registry, a standard setter and an exchange also has the potential to dramatically expand the membership of ACX’s exchanges globally.
More broadly, this latest partnership in a very active year for ACX, highlights the role the group sees itself playing as the bridge between the compliance and voluntary carbon markets. This strategic alliance empowers companies to cultivate confidence and trust in the value of the projects they aim to acquire credits from. As a result, the traded volume of credits generated by these carbon projects increases, creating a more financially incentivized landscape for developers to continue to invest in these environmentally crucial schemes. This momentum encourages a greater number of companies to leverage carbon credits, effectively offsetting their environmental taxes and contributing to a more sustainable and responsible business ecosystem.
Together, ACX, EcoRegistry, and Cercarbono are reshaping the voluntary carbon markets, championing sustainability, and forging a path toward a greener future.
About the ACX Group:
The ACX (formerly AirCarbon Exchange) Group, including ACX Ltd and AirCarbon Pte. Ltd. which operate environmental exchanges in Abu Dhabi and Singapore respectively, caters to corporate entities, financial traders, carbon project developers and other industry stakeholders. ACX provides participants with an efficient and transparent trading platform that is user-friendly, seamless and offers the lowest transaction fees in the market. Leveraging distributed ledger technology, ACX facilitates the scalable growth of the environmental product markets to align with global ambitions of achieving Net Zero.
ACX is proud to be a member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), further enhancing its commitment to sustainability and responsible trading practices for carbon and other environmental products. ACX has garnered international recognition as the Best Carbon Exchange globally in Environmental Finance’s esteemed Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings for two consecutive years (2021, 2022), solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.
EcoRegistry is a company that aims to boost the implementation of solutions towards a sustainable development through technology.
Having achieved the landmark of being the first blockchain-based carbon credit registry, the company is continuing to develop new solutions to create positive impact, new opportunities for its clients and build trust in the market.
For more information, visit: https://www.ecoregistry.io/
Cercarbono is a certified carbon standard with a voluntary carbon certification programme that facilitates and guarantees the registration of Climate Change Mitigation Programmes or Projects (CCMPs), the certification of emissions, and the registration of the carbon credits generated by these initiatives.
The company’s mission is to promote and support the development of initiatives in different economic sectors to mitigate climate change and strengthen the dynamics of the carbon market. Ultimately, it is seeking to be a voluntary carbon certification standard with international recognition and leadership, identified for offering security and transparency in its processes and services.
For more information, visit: https://www.cercarbono.com/
US blockchain company, Constellation Network, Welcomes Leading Experts from Top Enterprises and U.S. Government Agencies to their Enterprise Advisory Board.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Constellation Network, a trailblazing US blockchain enterprise, proudly unveils its Enterprise Advisory Board, marking a significant stride in expanding its influence across commercial, enterprise, and federal sectors. This board, comprising distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds, underscores Constellation’s commitment to innovation and security, notably as the first blockchain to develop secure communications for the US Department of Defense.
The board members, selected for their expertise and visionary leadership, include:
Erik Bethel, a global finance expert with significant public and private sector experience, including a pivotal role at the World Bank. His insights into blockchain and AI technologies are invaluable for advancing Constellation’s strategic objectives.
Michael Sandoval, a former Microsoft executive and current CEO of AI Research Corporation, brings a wealth of experience in AI, cybersecurity, and technological architecture, enhancing Constellation’s approach to secure communications and blockchain technology.
Alan Boehme, with over 25 years in global corporations, including H&M and Coca-Cola, offers a deep understanding of emerging technologies. His expertise will be pivotal in guiding Constellation’s technological innovations and applications across industries.
Art Seabolt, a technology specialist with four decades of experience, including senior executive roles, contributes his knowledge in large-scale data management and technology innovation, crucial for Constellation’s big data and blockchain initiatives.
Ken Spedden, recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for his technological innovations, brings a unique perspective on applying technology to complex societal and security challenges. His experience in inter-agency collaboration and technology application bolsters Constellation’s mission in leveraging blockchain for wide-ranging societal and national security needs.
The formation of this board is a testament to Constellation Network’s dedication to harnessing Web3 technology for addressing global and industry-specific challenges. This initiative is a key component of Constellation’s strategy to pioneer blockchain applications that are secure, scalable, and transformative.
For more details about these advisors and their contribution to Constellation Network’s vision, visit https://constellationnetwork.io/team.
About Constellation Network, Inc.
Constellation Network is a dynamic force in blockchain, offering an open-source framework for business development. The assembly of this board is a decisive move in solidifying Constellation’s position as a leader in blockchain.
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Bybit Leads Green Revolution with 5ire Blockchain’s Stellar Market Debut
DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s third-largest crypto exchange by volume, is proud to announce the successful listing of 5ire, an innovative blockchain project that marries sustainability with cutting-edge technology.
Marking a monumental shift in eco-friendly blockchain solutions, the $5IRE token has seen a remarkable performance, quintupling in value at the time of writing, with its growth trajectory looking promising.
“5ire’s integration on Bybit is not just a success story about investment returns; it’s a leap forward in blockchain’s evolution towards sustainability,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “This listing reinforces our commitment to supporting not only technologically advanced but also ethically grounded projects.”
5ire has emerged as a pioneer, being the first Layer 1, EVM-compatible blockchain platform to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Its sustainable proof of stake model underlines its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of blockchain technology.
As India’s rapidly ascending unicorn, 5ire is charting a course for a sustainable blockchain future, aligning with global initiatives and government partnerships. For example, partnerships with diverse government bodies such as the Muzaffarnagar Police, Nebraska Police Department, and the Ministry of Agriculture in Nigeria.
5ire was launched on Bybit Launchpad — a pioneering token launch platform, which offers investors the exclusive opportunity for early access to new and pre-listed tokens from promising projects, directly accessible on the Bybit platform. To participate, investors commit specific amounts of Mantle (MNT) or Tether (USDT) towards each new project, resulting in the acquisition of new tokens.
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Nubank Cripto Integrates Talos’s Smart Order Routing System to Reduce Trading Costs
Partnership makes access to liquidity providers even more efficient, offering better buying and selling prices in Brazilian reais for cryptocurrencies in the Nu app
SÃO PAULO, Dec. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In another step towards developing the cryptocurrency trading platform Nubank Cripto, Nubank announced today its integration with Talos, the premier provider of institutional digital asset trading technology. With this partnership, customers who wish to trade crypto assets in Brazilian reais through the Nu app will benefit from reduced costs through Talos’s Smart Order Routing engine and connectivity to optimize trade execution across multiple liquidity providers.
“Nubank Cripto will continue to evolve as a platform that combines simplicity and robustness for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. With Talos, we have made further progress in this direction to offer users even more competitive prices securely and reliably when trading cryptocurrencies through an extensive network of settlement providers,” says Thomaz Fortes, leader of Nubank Cripto.
Currently, more than 60 partners make up the Talos Provider Network for cryptocurrency trading operations, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Talos provides connectivity to venues that allow for FX, Spot, Futures, Perpetuals and Options trading while simultaneously providing advanced tooling for Portfolio and Treasury Management. Through Talos’s services, Nubank will have the ability to source liquidity from local providers in native Brazilian real pairs as well as from global partners for US dollar pairs and also token to token swaps enhancing the ability to deliver best price execution to Nubank’s customers.
“Digital assets have an important role to play in the financial future of Brazil, and we are proud to be working with Nubank to help expand access to digital asset liquidity in local currency to help deliver best price execution to their customers,” said Anton Katz, CEO and Co-Founder of Talos. “As Nubank grows in Latin America, Talos’s services can scale to support their customers in other countries and currencies in the future.”
Talos’s order execution management technology is designed to deliver advanced trading capabilities and greater efficiency to partner companies and their end customers. One of the key features is smart order routing to various liquidity providers with whom Nubank may work. The Talos platform for Nubank Cripto also includes algorithms developed exclusively for customer transactions, real-time market data integration, execution analysis, and compliance tools.
Nubank Cripto in constant evolution
The integration with Talos comes at a time of diversification in the offering of cryptocurrencies within the Nubank Cripto experience. In 2023 alone, 11 new digital asset options have been added for trading, including the latest addition: the stablecoin USDC. Currently, there are 15 cryptocurrencies available in the app, in addition to Nucoin, a utility token for the loyalty program.
The platform has made significant improvements in security by adopting Fireblocks’ software for managing digital asset operations on the blockchain. Through this widely recognized and adopted technology by leading crypto custodians worldwide, Nubank has developed its proprietary custodial solution for Nubank Cripto customers’ crypto assets. This initiative ensures the implementation of the strictest governance practices in the industry. Talos also integrates with Fireblocks, ensuring efficient and automated workflows.
Nu was born in 2013 with the mission to fight complexity to empower people in their daily lives by reinventing financial services.
We are one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, serving 90 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. As one of the leading technology companies in the world, Nu leverages proprietary technologies and innovative business practices to create new financial solutions and experiences for individuals and SMEs that are simple, intuitive, convenient, low-cost, empowering, and human. Guided by its mission, Nu is fostering access to financial services across Latin America.
Talos provides an institutional-grade technology infrastructure that supports the full lifecycle of digital assets trading including liquidity sourcing, price discovery, trade execution, settlement, lending, and borrowing. Engineered by a team with unmatched experience building institutional trading systems, the Talos platform connects institutions to various providers in today’s digital asset ecosystem – exchanges, OTC desks, prime brokers, lenders, custodians and more – through a single point of entry. This streamlines the entire trading process, mitigates intermediary risk, and provides institutions a clear path to best execution. For additional information, visit www.talos.com.
Talos Disclaimer: Talos offers software-as-a-service products that provide connectivity tools for institutional clients. Talos does not provide clients with any pre-negotiated arrangements with liquidity providers or other parties. Clients are required to independently negotiate arrangements with liquidity providers and other parties bilaterally. Talos is not party to any of these arrangements. Services and venues may not be available in all jurisdictions.
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