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Plume and NOS Expand Partnership to Successfully Launch a New Connectivity Service for Small Businesses

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Plume’s WorkPass powers a new and intelligent WiFi network services offering, purpose-built
for the unique needs of small businesses in Portugal and Madeira

PALO ALTO, Calif. and LISBON, Portugal, Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Network services and consumer experience pioneer Plume® and Portuguese service provider NOS have expanded their partnership, to successfully launch a new service ‘Wi-Fi Pro‘ powered by Plume WorkPass®. This new offering provides small business owners (SBOs) with a cloud-driven suite of connectivity, productivity, and security services to optimize network performance and provide the operational insights needed to fuel growth.

Wi-Fi Pro provides users with optimized connectivity, network control, best-in-class hardware, AI-powered cyber security, and real-time operational insights that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. This latest service expansion builds on the successful rollout of the multi-award-winning ‘Wi-Fi Total‘ powered by Plume HomePass®.

Enabling access to a growing suite of services, Wi-Fi Pro has been purpose-built from the ground up to address the specific needs of small businesses without the cost or complexity of enterprise solutions. Services include Concierge® which provides guest analytics to generate actionable insights, and Keycard to help managers understand employee behavior to improve workplace security and engagement. The service can be easily installed and managed through the WorkPass mobile and desktop apps. Key features and benefits of the new service include:

  • Link™: Reliable, self-optimizing adaptive WiFi for every corner of the business.
  • Shield™: Protect data and block threats with AI-based, enterprise-grade security.
  • Concierge: Control guest networks, security settings, device access, and more.
  • Flow™: Real-time motion awareness for added peace of mind.
  • Keycard: Remotely manage staff 24/7–create profiles, set security controls, and monitor individuals’ time at work.

The flexible solution addresses a wide range of small business connectivity needs, with a single monthly fee and free installation and optimization. The package also includes up to 10 Plume-designed SuperPod® access points that include the latest high-capacity WiFi 6E technology and enable NOS to flexibly cater to different business footprints in its offering. Wi-Fi Pro integrates seamlessly with Plume’s Haystack® Support Suite, enabling NOS’s operations team to deliver the proactive support that small business subscribers need.

“We are very excited to develop our partnership with NOS and expand the reach of their connectivity services solutions to include an underserved customer segment,” said Fahri Diner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Plume. “For too long small businesses have had to rely on technology that’s either over-engineered or self-built kludges that are susceptible to failure and time-consuming to manage. We’re delighted to partner with NOS and bring a purpose-built solution to market that caters to the actual needs of the small business.”

“We have successfully partnered with Plume for over two years to bring a differentiated and multi-award-winning WiFi service to homes in Portugal and Madeira,” said João Ricardo Moreira, Board Member of NOS Comunicações. “Through Wi-Fi Pro powered by WorkPass, we can target small business owners who need a right-sized solution that not only brings fast, secure, and reliable connectivity but also provides the intelligence and insights needed to help their operations thrive.”

About Plume

Plume® is the creator of the world’s first SaaS experience platform for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and their subscribers, deployed in more than 50 million locations globally. As the only open and hardware-independent, cloud-controlled solution, Plume enables the rapid delivery of new services for smart homes, small businesses, and beyond at massive scale. On the front end, Plume delivers self-optimizing, adaptive WiFi, cyber-security, access and parental controls, and more. CSPs get robust data- and AI-driven back-end applications for unprecedented visibility, insights, support, operations, and marketing. Plume leverages OpenSync®, an open-source framework that comes pre-integrated and supported on the leading silicon, CPE, and platform SDKs.

Visit plume.com, plume.com/homepass, plume.com/workpass, plume.com/uprise, and opensync.io.

Follow Plume on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Plume, OpenSync, WorkPass, HomePass, Link, Shield, Concierge, Flow, and SuperPod are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Plume Design, Inc. Other company and product names are used for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Plume PR contact:
Paolo Gattavari
AxiCom
[email protected]

About NOS

NOS is the biggest entertainment and communications group in Portugal. It offers latest generation fixed and mobile phone, television, internet, voice and data solutions to all market segments. It is the leader in cinema distribution and exhibition, and has the greatest number of cinema theatres and complexes in Portugal. NOS has 5 million mobile phone, 1.7 million television, 1.8 million fixed telephone and 1.5 million broadband internet customers. For more information, please go to https://www.nos.pt/institucional

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HIPTHER and INO Partner for Community-led Business Growth Event in the Baltics

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HIPTHER, the leading organizer of premier Gaming and Technology conferences in Europe, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Internet Native Organization (INO) for the special side event Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Workscheduled take place at the conclusion of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 on June 5.

Innovation & Networking in Tallinn

The MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit by HIPTHER is a pioneering event series for the Baltic and Nordic regions. Since its inception in 2018, it brings together industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators from iGaming, eSports, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, FashionTech, Virtual Reality, Mobility, Climate Change, and EdTech sectors.

This year, MARE BALTICUM takes place in cutting-edge Tallinn, where community-driven work has been transforming Estonia to a tech innovation hub.

The Internet Native Organization (INO) is a nonprofit organization born in the heart of Estonia’s digital society with the mission to construct accessible and legally compliant building blocks for advancing global adoption of Internet Native Organizations, guiding the digital era towards a more equitable and efficient future.

Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Work

INO partners with Intersect, a member-based organization that puts the community at the heart of their development strategy, and HIPTHER, for their first-ever local Cardano community meetup in Tallinn: “Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Work“.

HIPTHER’s Co-Founder and Head of Business, Zoltan Tuendik, will be joining as an expert speaker at the Panel “Community-led Growth”.

Zoltan will share valuable insights from his extensive experience as a community builder uniting the realms of iGaming, Technology, and Compliance through his multi-year activity as event organizer and show host trusted across industries.

​We invite all business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, lawyers and community advocates to this event, where we will share the tools and knowledge to unlock the power of community-driven work and achieve exponential impact.

Are you curious about how community collaboration can supercharge your business?

Join us on June 5th, after the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit, at PwC Estonia for an exclusive meetup diving deep into the strategies and insights that drive real results!

The event will feature a presentation on the Introduction and Inner Workings of Intersect, followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion with diverse experts who will share their experiences and best practices for tapping into collective intelligence to fuel business growth. Attendees will gain valuable insights into creating a collaborative ecosystem that nurtures innovation and drives progress.

Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Work – AGENDA

  • ​6.00 PM: Opening
  • ​6:15 PM – 6:30 PM: “Intro & about INO” / Astra Tikas & Kaisa Keerd, Internet Native Organization.
  • ​6:30 PM – 6:45 PM: “Cardano and Intersect” / Tevo Saks, Cardano.
  • ​6:45 PM – 7:30 PM: Panel discussion: ” Community-led Growth” / INO, Zoltan Tuendik
  • ​7:30 PM – 7:40 PM: Closing Remarks and Next Steps. How can one be involved with Intersect? / Kaisa Keerd
  • ​7:40 PM – 9:00 PM: Networking + food & drinks 

Join us and Stay ahead of the curve:

Learn from industry experts about compliant and practical DAO applications. Network with pioneers from the Cardano community and Estonian DAO enthusiasts. Whether you’re new to DAOs or a seasoned pro, this event has something for everyone!

​Secure your spot today! FREE TICKETS with limited space

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Aperture Finance Secures Series A Funding at a $250M Fully Diluted Valuation to Build Intent-based Architecture for DeFi

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 $APTR native platform token set for release on May 31, 2024

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Aperture Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform pioneering AI-powered intents, has raised a Series A funding round, bringing the total across all rounds to $12 million and valuing the project at $250 million. The round was led by top-tier venture capital firms including Skyland Ventures, Blockchain Founders Fund, and Krypital Group, with participation from notable investors like Alchemy, SNZ, Stratified Capital, Tide, Cipholio, ViaBTC, CatcherVC, and Double Peak. Previous rounds included participation from ParaFi Capital, Arrington Capital, Divergence, Blockchain Founders Fund, Laser Digital (Nomura Group), Skyland Ventures, Costanoa, Rarestone, Krypital Group, Big Brain Holdings, LD Capital, ViaBTC, Cipholio, Double Peak, Athena Ventures, Coinseeker, Artemis Capital, and AWS.

Aperture Finance is innovating the use of Intents, a novel approach designed to streamline complex DeFi operations. Unlike traditional transactional methods, Intents allow users to specify their desired outcomes, simplifying interactions with DeFi protocols and enhancing accessibility. This innovative system leverages Uniswap V3, enabling users to declare end goals, such as liquidity rebalancing at specific price points, with transactions executed only when these conditions are met. The platform is already live on 9 EVM-compatible chains, processing a transaction volume exceeding $2.7 billion with 280,000+ unique users and 15k+ daily active users.

“Intents architecture bridges the gap between sophisticated financial strategies and everyday DeFi users,” said Yonkuro, Head of Crypto at Skyland Ventures. “By enabling users to articulate their financial goals in natural language, Aperture is  making advanced DeFi tools accessible to a broader audience, from retail investors to institutional players.”

The platform’s decentralized network of solvers calculates optimal transaction flows, which are then simulated and ranked by Aperture’s smart contracts. Initially launching with a centralized solver, the network has expanded to third-party solvers including Propeller Heads and Enso Finance with other solvers like Tokka Labs set to join in Q3 2024.

Aperture plans to further leverage its Large Language Model (LLM) interface that will convert user intents expressed in natural language into a domain-specific language (DSL) that can be codified on-chain. This feature aims to ensure clarity and precision in user instructions, further democratizing access to complex financial instruments.

“Aperture Finance is committed to reducing the learning curve in DeFi and providing more strategic options for our users,” said Peter Tan, Head of Product at Aperture Finance. “Our goal is to offer the same level of execution and pricing typically reserved for large institutions, making DeFi more inclusive and effective.”

The new funding will support the development of Aperture’s Intents infrastructure, expand its solver network, and enhance the user experience with the forthcoming LLM integration. This investment underscores the growing confidence in Aperture Finance’s potential to transform the DeFi landscape.

Following a successful airdrop campaign with participation from over 300,000 users, Aperture Finance will launch its $APTR token on Bybit on May 31, 2024.

About Aperture Finance
Aperture Finance is a pioneer in AI-powered intents to enhance the DeFi experience. Featuring an IntentsGPT interface and an AI-driven smart solver simulation, Aperture’s native solver network provides any DeFi user with institutional-grade intelligence. Combining the brightest minds in technology and finance, the founding team includes alumni from Amazon Web Services and Google, Stanford, Cornell, and UC Berkeley, and Citadel, JPMorgan Chase, and AIG. Aperture was a cohort member of Most Valuable Builder V by Binance Labs and participated in CoinMarketCap (CMC) Accelerator and HK Cyberport Incubation Programs.

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Vitalik Buterin claws back crypto community’s right to redefine ‘inflation’

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Ethereum’s co-founder argues for the crypto community’s authority to redefine “inflation” as the expansion of currency supply, challenging conventional economic definitions and tackling misinformation.

Vitalik Buterin, one of the creators of Ethereum, has emphasized that the crypto community has already staked its claim to redefine the term “inflation.”

Buterin’s remarks were prompted by a post from digital media outlet Axios, which humorously suggested that “inflation” now refers to high prices rather than the traditional concept of rising costs.

Although the Axios post was presented in a lighthearted manner, Community Notes (CN) clarified that the definition of inflation remains unchanged.

Buterin’s response, posted on Farcaster, contested Axios’ interpretation of inflation by asserting that the crypto community has already reshaped the meaning of the term.

“[…] we already decided that it now just means ‘increase in the total supply of a currency’.”

Buterin’s rebuttal garnered support from other users on Farcaster, including former Coinbase employee Binji.eth.

Traditionally, inflation refers to the general increase in the price level of goods and services, resulting in decreased purchasing power as currency value diminishes.

However, Buterin’s argument suggests a cultural shift in the definition of inflation, proposing that ongoing global inflation arises from an essentially unlimited increase in the total supply of currency.

Tech investor Lee Edwards criticized Axios’ initial post for perpetuating misconceptions rather than educating readers.

Buterin has recently been active on Farcaster, advocating for community-driven solutions and initiatives focused on preserving privacy and addressing exploitation issues.

While Buterin has not commented on the concerns surrounding Ethereum Foundation researchers Dankrad Feist and Justin Drake’s involvement with EigenLayer, their decision to become advisors at EigenLayer in exchange for significant compensation in EIGEN tokens has sparked debate within the crypto community.

While some members support the transparency of the disclosures, others have criticized the decision, suggesting that the substantial compensation could influence decision-making.

Source: cointelegraph.com

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