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Expanded Use Cases and Ecosystem Integration to Reignite Wearable Market with 689 Million Shipments in 2028

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NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Wearable demand growth declined to 14.6% YoY in 2022 from 27.7% YoY in 2021 due to the economic slowdown and reduced spending after the peak of the COVID pandemic. This trend persisted in the first half of 2023, as longer replacement cycles and a lack of compelling features suppressed consumer demand. However, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research predicts that the overall wearables market will rebound, reaching 689.33 million shipments by the end of 2028, with a CAGR of 11.3% between 2023 and 2028. In 2023, the wearable market is projected to grow by approximately 10.2% YoY, with shipments expected to exceed 400 million units. The market is forecasted to recover in the latter half of 2023 and continue growing in the subsequent years, driven by expanded use cases and ecosystem integration.

“Advancements in areas such as connectivity and integrated sensors, followed by the availability of advanced features at low price points and user upgrades, will help drive consumer interest and result in the growth of the wearables sector in the coming years,” says Sachin Mehta, Senior Analyst, Consumer Technologies at ABI research.

In 1Q 2023, the smartwatch and activity fitness tracker sectors experienced YoY declines of 3% and 9%, respectively. These declines were primarily due to seasonal factors and an excess inventory buildup in the channel. The smartwatch market has been evolving with new use cases, features, and sensors. Emerging countries, particularly India, offer significant growth potential, with India contributing one in four smartwatches shipped globally. Fire-Boltt, an Indian brand, has made a remarkable ascent, securing the second spot in the global smartwatch market with a 10.1% share, just behind Apple (21.6%) and ahead of Samsung (9.2%).

According to Mehta, “On the other hand, activity and fitness trackers are facing a downward trend due to competition from smartwatches. However, the category is expected to persist as it caters to a dedicated user base seeking simplicity and affordability with basic functionalities.” In 2022, Xiaomi (35.2%) led activity and fitness tracker shipments, followed by Huawei (23.7%) and Fitbit (15.8%).

Smart rings, a newly tracked category in wearables, have experienced a recent surge in demand, promising to drive future growth in the wearables market. In 2022, 17.2 million smart rings were shipped, and this is projected to grow by 10.0% YoY, reaching 18.9 million units in 2023 and exceeding 50 million units by the end of 2028, with a CAGR of 21.9% between 2023 and 2028.

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Despite being a niche and relatively new segment compared to other wearables, smart rings have great potential, serving various use cases such as contactless payments, access control, health tracking, and smart home integration. However, their higher cost due to premium materials, advanced sensors, and some models having additional monthly subscriptions make them relatively expensive for the masses. “Nevertheless, ongoing technological advancements and the rise of new brands are expected to bring down smart ring prices, leading to increased adoption and better price parity than other wearables. The sector’s growth will likely be accelerated with the introduction of an Apple smart ring patent and the launch of smart rings by numerous start-ups, establishing a significant portion of the wearables market,” Mehta says.

Introducing 5G in wearables and accessories will be pivotal in this market’s evolution. Real-time data transmission and processing capabilities will unlock a wide range of new functionalities and use cases for wearables. Health care will be at the forefront of this transformation, with exciting prospects for remote patient monitoring and advancements in fitness applications. As a result, high-end wearables sales are likely to experience a surge in the coming years due to increased demand for advanced use cases.

“Although it may take some time for 5G Advanced and the 5G RedCap feature to fully integrate into devices like smartwatches, TWS headsets, and personal tags, once it happens, there will be a noticeable incremental jump in shipments within this sector. The implementation of 5G technology is expected to have a significant impact, revolutionizing wearables’ capabilities and driving further market growth,” Mehta concludes.

These findings are from ABI Research’s Wearables and Mobile Accessories Market Share and Forecasts market data report. This report is part of the company’s 5G Devices, Smartphones & Wearables research service, which includes research, data, and analyst insights. Market Data spreadsheets comprise deep data, market share analysis, and highly segmented, service-specific forecasts to provide detailed insight into where opportunities lie.

About ABI Research

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ABI Research is a global technology intelligence firm delivering actionable research and strategic guidance to technology leaders, innovators, and decision makers around the world. Our research focuses on the transformative technologies that are dramatically reshaping industries, economies, and workforces today.

ABI Research是一家国际科技情报公司,为全球科技领袖、创新人士和决策者提供实用的市场研究和战略性指导。我们密切关注一切为各行各业、全球经济和劳动市场带来颠覆性变革的创新与技术。

For more information about ABI Research’s services, contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific, or visit www.abiresearch.com.

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HTX Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Figment Capital to Enhance Global Innovation Support

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SINGAPORE, May 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — HTX Ventures, the global investment arm of the cryptocurrency exchange HTX, has officially announced a strategic investment in Figment Capital, an early-stage venture fund focused on blockchain infrastructure. This investment underscores HTX Ventures’ commitment to fostering innovation and supporting scalable Web3 technology development globally.

Launched in 2021, Figment Capital is dedicated to investing in high-conviction, early-stage blockchain infrastructure projects. By leveraging its strong technical understanding and deep connection with Figment Inc., a leader in enterprise-grade staking infrastructure, Figment Capital offers unparalleled technical insights and support to its portfolio companies.

Edward, Managing Partner at HTX Ventures, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Figment Capital as a strategic partner. This investment aligns with our mission to support promising companies and drive the next generation of technological innovations. By leveraging Figment’s technical expertise and robust network, we can identify and support superior projects while also helping them expand into the Asian market. HTX Ventures continues to solidify its position as a global investment leader.”

James Parillo, Managing Partner at Figment Capital, also shared, “The HTX Ventures team has been incredibly helpful in our growth as an emerging investment fund. Their knowledge of the Asian market and experience operating a globally recognized exchange has been invaluable as we continue to grow. We’re thankful for the trust and support the HTX Ventures team has placed in us and continue to look forward to collaborating for years to come.”

Figment Capital’s portfolio boasts notable projects such as EigenLayer, Celestia, Initia, Wormhole, Movement, zkSync, and more. The trust and reputation that Figment Capital has earned among Web3 founders are further strengthened by its close collaboration with portfolio companies, providing strategic guidance and technical support.

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HTX Ventures is excited about the potential of this partnership. By combining Figment Capital’s technical prowess and industry connections with HTX Ventures’ extensive market reach, particularly in Asia, we are well-positioned to support the next wave of innovative blockchain projects. This strategic investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to enhance global innovation support in the blockchain space.

About HTX Ventures

HTX Ventures, the global investment division of HTX, integrates investment, incubation, and research to identify the best and brightest teams worldwide. With a decade-long history as an industry pioneer, HTX Ventures excels at identifying cutting-edge technologies and emerging business models within the sector. To foster growth within the blockchain ecosystem, we provide comprehensive support to projects, including financing, resources, and strategic advice.

HTX Ventures currently backs over 200 projects spanning multiple blockchain sectors, with select high-quality initiatives already trading on the HTX exchange. Furthermore, as one of the most active Fund of Funds (FOF) investors, HTX Ventures collaboratively forges the blockchain ecosystem alongside premier global blockchain funds, including Figment Capital, Dragonfly, Bankless Ventures, Animoca, Shima, and IVC. Visit us here.

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About Figment Capital

Figment Capital is an early stage venture fund, focused primarily on investing in blockchain infrastructure. Launched in 2021, Figment Capital invests in high-conviction, early-stage blockchain infrastructure projects, leveraging strong technical insights and support. Notable portfolio companies include EigenLayer, Celestia, Initia, Wormhole, Movement, and Starkware.

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Bybit Drives Significant Trading Surge with EUR Zero Fees Campaign

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DUBAI, UAE, May 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, one of the world’s top three crypto exchanges by trading volume, today announced a staggering increase in EUR trading volume following the launch of its EUR Zero Fees Fiesta campaign in early April. This move underscores Bybit’s commitment to the European market, offering a competitive and cost-effective platform for European crypto traders.

“By eliminating EUR trading fees, we’re making it easier and more affordable for European users to participate in the cryptocurrency market,” said Joan Han, Sales & Marketing Director of Bybit. “We view Europe as one of the key growth markets and are dedicated to offering a streamlined experience for European traders.

Soaring Popularity: Bybit Now #2 in Netherlands Market

The EUR Zero Fees Fiesta campaign has yielded impressive results. Since its launch, Bybit has observed a 13% average daily increase in trading volume for EUR pairs (compared to April data). This surge in volume strengthens Bybit’s position as a major player in the European crypto market. Bybit is currently ranked number two in the Netherlands, highlighting its expanding presence in the region.

Beyond Fees: Fostering a Convenient Crypto Experience for Europeans

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Bybit’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and accessible crypto ecosystem for European users extends beyond just fees. The EUR Zero Fees Fiesta campaign eliminates hidden costs, simplifying user participation in the market without surprise charges. This, combined with the seamless one-click purchase option through Google Pay across 35 currencies, empowers European users to buy and trade crypto with unmatched ease. Bybit is committed to making crypto not just accessible, but truly convenient for all European traders.

This dedication to user experience is what positions Bybit as the ideal platform for European crypto enthusiasts.  We’re constantly innovating to streamline processes and remove friction points, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey into the world of digital assets.

#Bybit / #TheCryptoArk /

About Bybit

Bybit is one of the world’s top three crypto exchanges by volume with over 30 million users. Established in 2018, Bybit offers 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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Artrade’s new RWA feature ‘Fragments’: Launching with a Picasso

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Investing in world-class art like buying tokens on Solana

PARIS, May 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Artrade is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its new feature “Fragments”: a Real World Asset (RWA) physical masterpiece linked to a token on Solana. 

 

 

After the presale, it will be accessible in one click like any other tokens on a DEX.

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Making real world art investment easier than ever before.

The artworks 

We are only considering important artists for our new “Fragments” feature. Rapidly increasing and reliable valuations convinced us this is the right choice. We’ve been sourcing and analyzing serious offers on Monet, Picasso, Warhol and Banksy among others.

This typically expensive and elite investment opportunity is now accessible to you through trading fractions of it with Artrade.

Our first inaugural piece for this feature:

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A drawing by Pablo Picasso.

Artrade is proud to showcase this intimate piece of art by the most famous signature in the world, valued at $200,000.

The artwork will be revealed at the NFC conference in Lisbon, and the presale opened at this occasion.

After months of sourcing and researching the art market, we’re proud to come to the public with a piece by such an iconic artist.

Our vision

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Our ultimate vision is not to resell our artworks on the traditional market for a profit, but rather to create real-time quotations of our artwork’s tokens. Enhancing token value for holders over time.

Though if the artwork is resold, holders will have the option for a buyback (convert to USDC) of their tokens.

According to Artrade’s founder Paul Weibel: “On-chain real world assets will finally democratize the investment in historical masterpieces of art.”

What you get as a Fragment investor:

  • $ATR token airdrop
  • Whitelist priority on the next token offering
  • Be a part of the exclusive Fragment Collector community
  • Access to exclusive networking events and IRL showcases of the artwork

Why invest in an Art Real World Asset token?

Liquidity: contrary to a NFT or a physical artwork, a token is completely liquid and can be traded anytime.

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Value: the value of your token is really associated to the value of the artwork on the market. It’s a token with a real utility and value in the world.

Investment: the valuation of masterpieces has been reliable, strong and consistent for hundreds of years. The market knows that.

With Artrade’s RWA Token, this value will be displayed in real-time and opened to a dynamic Web3 native secondary market.

About Artrade 

Artrade is a French JEI (young innovative R&D company) created and funded in 2021 through an ICO (initial coin offering). Since then, the $ATR token has reached an ATH of $140m valuation with a pool of thousands of holders.

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The main and already running marketplace is built around Art real world assets by contemporary artists. Counting around 4,000 monthly users, Artrade is gaining more and more credibility and traction in the space.

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to invest in world-class art with Artrade’s innovative “Fragments” feature.

Artrade, trade art. 

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