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Klaytn and Finschia Jointly Propose a Chain Merge to Create Asia’s Leading Blockchain Ecosystem

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  • Klaytn Foundation and Finschia Foundation have submitted a proposal to merge the two blockchains to create Asia’s Web3 technological and ecosystem powerhouse.
  • If passed, the merger will see the unification of South Korea’s leading blockchain with Japan’s leading blockchain, to form a unified ecosystem comprising over 420 DApps and 250 million wallets integrated with Kakaotalk and LINE, two popular messaging platforms in Asia.
  • The proposed new blockchain will be compatible with both EVM and CosmWasm, inheriting the strengths of both Klaytn and Finschia.
  • The proposal also details the replacement of KLAY and FNSA with a new native coin that features improved tokenomics and no ecosystem reserve. Holders of KLAY and FNSA will be able to swap for the new blockchain’s native coin upon issuance.

SINGAPORE, Jan. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Klaytn Foundation, established to build and decentralize the ecosystem of South Korea’s leading Layer 1 blockchain Klaytn, has teamed up with Finschia Foundation, the operator of the Finschia blockchain developed by LINE Tech Plus, to propose the merger of the two existing blockchains into a new mainnet. The two blockchain foundations will submit the integration proposal to their respective governance members today to open up the proposal for discussion, and voting will take place from 26 January till 2 February 2024.

The proposal aims to create a new industry leader with a technologically superior blockchain that supports both EVM and CosmWasm, as well as one of the largest ecosystems of DApps and users in Asia. The two foundations will also merge into one organization, combining their technology, services, and business networks which include Kakao, LINE, and many other strategic partners.

The creation of Asia’s largest Web3 ecosystem

The proposed merging of Klaytn and Finschia, the de-facto Web3 leaders in South Korea and Japan respectively, will create Asia’s largest Web3 ecosystem with a massive user base of over 250 million1 digital wallets interacting with more than 420 DApps. The new mainnet will inherit Klaytn’s integration with Kakaotalk and Finschia’s integration with LINE—both leading messaging platforms used across Asia—bringing a user-friendly, integrated Web3 experience straight into the phones of hundreds of millions of users.

Post-merge, the unified foundation will continue to pursue ecosystem expansion in the RWA tokenization, GameFi and DeFi verticals through collaborations with Japanese, South Korean, and Southeast Asian partners, while continuing to develop messenger-based Web3 services and the digital commerce platform. With access to every Kakaotalk and LINE user, the new public blockchain will also act as a springboard for Asia’s IT and entertainment enterprises. Last but not least, the merger will also create the largest Web3 business network in Asia.

Should the proposal pass both Klaytn and Finschia’s governance voting processes, the two foundations will immediately begin work on the chain merge, as well as the following business initiatives:

  • Infrastructure development to enhance accessibility for institutional investors
  • Strengthening of the DeFi infrastructure and launch of a native stablecoin
  • Discovery and onboarding of AI-based DApps
  • Enhancing the onboarding infrastructure for Web2 companies to bring their digital items, memberships, ticketing platforms and more on-chain
  • Onboarding of top-tier Japanese gaming companies and Web3 projects featuring global IP
  • Cultivating of communities of holders, developers, and partners in each Asian country

Improved tokenomics focused on sustainable value creation

With the chain merge, KLAY and FNSA, the native coins of the two blockchains, will be replaced by a new native coin which will be issued based on the combined total amount of KLAY and FNSA. Holders of KLAY and FNSA will be able to swap for the new native coin upon issuance.

Drawing on the combined experience of both foundations, the proposed tokenomics for this new native coin will focus heavily on delivering sustainable value creation. This will be achieved via a lower base inflation rate and a 3-layer burning model designed to drive the coin towards deflation as network activity increases.

Additionally, 24% of the new coins issued—equivalent to the bulk of non-circulating KLAY—will be immediately burned to implement Zero Reserve Tokenomics, providing holders with greater certainty. Instead of operating off of reserves, the new foundation will operate transparently via an ecosystem fund and an infrastructure fund that are continuously replenished via block rewards.

Enhanced governance, decentralization, and interoperability

Klaytn’s and Finschia’s governance members will also be merged, creating Asia’s largest decentralized Web3 governance structure comprising 45 leading global enterprises with the capacity to expand up to 100 governance members. Permissionless validation is also planned for the new blockchain, allowing anyone to participate as a network validator, enhancing openness and security.

Additionally, with support for both EVM and CosmWasm, the merged blockchain will be accessible to both Ethereum and Cosmos builders, leveraging the technological advantages of each while enabling greater interoperability between the two ecosystems.

“We are excited to be taking the first step toward unlocking the enormous synergy of merging the public blockchains started by Kakao and LINE, which are both leading IT companies in Asia,” said Klaytn Foundation and Finschia Foundation. “We will give our best to make this merge an opportunity to innovate and lead the Asian blockchain industry in both technology and adoption.”

To address questions regarding this proposal, representatives from the two foundations will be speaking at the upcoming Klaytn Community Town Hall scheduled on Friday, 19 January 2024. More information on this Town Hall will be shared on the official community and social platforms of Klaytn and Finschia Foundation.

1. The wallet user base is a figure that sums up the Monthly Active Users (MAU) in major Asian countries for Kakao and LINE, the initial developers of the two blockchains.

About Finschia Foundation

The Finschia Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, established in March 2023 to expand public blockchain and Web3 technologies. Inheriting the philosophy of LINE Blockchain’s “Blockchain for All”, the Foundation operates its third-generation public blockchain mainnet Finschia and crypto asset FINSCHIA (FNSA), and aims to achieve a sustainable token model with Web3 users around the world.

About Klaytn Foundation

Klaytn Foundation was established in 2020 to expand the ecosystem of Klaytn, a global Layer 1 blockchain platform, and has since been actively collaborating with its Governance Council members worldwide. Klaytn Foundation facilitates the adoption and development of new technologies to ensure that Klaytn fulfills its role as an open, trusted, and sustainable blockchain platform for developers and users alike. It also facilitates decision-making to ensure that the ecosystem continues to expand optimally in the rapidly changing blockchain landscape. In line with its long-term Governance Roadmap, Klaytn Foundation plans to fully implement the Decentralization Phase of the Klaytn blockchain in 2023 and beyond.

 

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Flash News: OKX Hosts ‘Manta Trading Campaign’ Featuring USD20,000 Manta Token Prize Pool

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — OKX, a leading Web3 technology company, has issued updates for February 24, 2024.

OKX Hosts ‘Manta Trading Campaign’ Featuring USD20,000 Manta Token Prize Pool

OKX today announced the launch of its ‘Manta Trading Campaign,’ giving users who complete tasks such as following OKX Web3 on social media, swapping and bridging tokens the opportunity to claim a share in a USD20,000 Manta token prize pool.

To have a chance to win a portion of the Manta token prize pool, users must trade tokens worth more than USD10 on the Manta Pacific chain. In addition, they must bridge tokens valued over USD10 to the Manta Pacific chain through OKX DEX. Participants are also required to engage in several social media tasks, including following OKX Web3 on X. All campaign details can be found here.

OKX announced that it has integrated Manta, an innovative Layer 2 privacy protocol, into its DEX offerings on January 27, 2024. This integration allows OKX DEX users to easily conduct on-chain swaps and cross-chain transactions via the Manta network.

For more information, please visit the OKX Support Center.

About OKX

A leading global technology company driving the future of Web3, OKX provides a comprehensive suite of products to meet the needs of beginners and experts alike, including:

  • OKX Wallet: The world’s most powerful, secure and versatile crypto wallet which gives users access to over 80 blockchains while allowing them to take custody of their own funds. The wallet includes MPC technology which allows users to easily recover access to their wallet independently, removing the need for traditional, ‘written down’ seed phrases. In addition, OKX Wallet’s account abstraction-powered Smart Account enables users to pay for transactions on multiple blockchains using USDC or USDT, and interact with multiple contracts via a single transaction.
  • DEX: A multi-chain, cross-chain decentralized exchange aggregator of 300+ other DEXs and approximately 15 bridges, with 200,000+ coins and more than 20 blockchains supported.
  • NFT Marketplace: A multi-chain, zero-fee NFT marketplace that gives users access to NFT listings across seven top-tier marketplaces including OpenSea, MagicEden, LooksRare and Blur.
  • Web3 DeFi: A powerful DeFi platform that supports earning and staking on about 70 protocols across more than 10 chains.

OKX partners with a number of the world’s top brands and athletes, including English Premier League champions Manchester City F.C., McLaren Formula 1, The Tribeca Festival, Olympian Scotty James, and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

As a leader building innovative technology products, OKX believes in challenging the status quo. The company recently launched a global brand campaign entitled, The System Needs a Rewrite, which advocates for a new paradigm led by Web3 self-managed technology.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit: okx.com

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Flash News: OKX DEX Aggregator Now Supports Metis, a Layer 2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 25, 2024 PRNewswire/ — OKX, a leading Web3 technology company, has issued updates for February 25, 2024.

OKX DEX Aggregator Now Supports Metis, a Layer 2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum

OKX today announced that its DEX aggregator now supports the Metis network. This integration allows users swap tokens and conduct cross-chain transactions on the Metis network through OKX DEX.

By enabling on-chain swaps and cross-chain transactions on Metis Network directly through OKX DEX, user convenience is greatly enhanced. This latest addition also improves liquidity and offerings, as OKX DEX now connects with top DEXs on Metis, such as Hermes Protocol, NetSwap, Tethys, and Wagmi, covering 97% of the network’s liquidity.

Metis is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, providing a more efficient and scalable platform for DApps and transactions. Unveiled in March 2023, Metis DAO’s hybrid rollup offers a range of benefits, including EVM equivalence, enhanced security, lightning-fast transaction confirmations and optimized capital efficiency. Metis’ native token, METIS, can be used for transaction fees, locking (staking) to become a sequencer and fraud challenge incentives.

For more information, please visit the OKX Support Center.

About OKX

A leading global technology company driving the future of Web3, OKX provides a comprehensive suite of products to meet the needs of beginners and experts alike, including:

  • OKX Wallet: The world’s most powerful, secure and versatile crypto wallet which gives users access to over 80 blockchains while allowing them to take custody of their own funds. The wallet includes MPC technology which allows users to easily recover access to their wallet independently, removing the need for traditional, ‘written down’ seed phrases. In addition, OKX Wallet’s account abstraction-powered Smart Account enables users to pay for transactions on multiple blockchains using USDC or USDT, and interact with multiple contracts via a single transaction.
  • DEX: A multi-chain, cross-chain decentralized exchange aggregator of 300+ other DEXs and approximately 15 bridges, with 200,000+ coins and more than 20 blockchains supported.
  • NFT Marketplace: A multi-chain, zero-fee NFT marketplace that gives users access to NFT listings across seven top-tier marketplaces including OpenSea, MagicEden, LooksRare and Blur.
  • Web3 DeFi: A powerful DeFi platform that supports earning and staking on about 70 protocols across more than 10 chains.

OKX partners with a number of the world’s top brands and athletes, including English Premier League champions Manchester City F.C., McLaren Formula 1, The Tribeca Festival, Olympian Scotty James, and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

As a leader building innovative technology products, OKX believes in challenging the status quo. The company recently launched a global brand campaign entitled, The System Needs a Rewrite, which advocates for a new paradigm led by Web3 self-managed technology.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit:  okx.com

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AEVOLVE Labs: aelf’s New Incubator Spearheading Web3 Innovation

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Singapore-based aelf launches AEVOLVE Labs to nurture blockchain projects, bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3 with tailored support and mentorship

SINGAPORE, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — aelf, a high-performance Layer 1, has launched AEVOLVE Labs, an incubator to identify and support promising blockchain projects. AEVOLVE Labs embraces a chain and vertical agnostic philosophy and is positioned to support diverse projects, ensuring meaningful reach and impact across various blockchain technologies and market sectors. Selected projects will be provided with bespoke mentorship, extensive networking opportunities, and funding support – all customised to meet their specific blockchain needs and enhance their innovative potential.

AEVOLVE Labs is strategically designed to identify and support early-stage blockchain projects building across any blockchain ecosystem, with the aim of realising a highly efficient and interoperable future. Through the incubator, projects will gain access to vital resources and support from aelf. The incubator also serves as a launchpad, enabling aspiring projects to become blockchain-enabled by overcoming common barriers to entry, such as limited domain knowledge, nascent infrastructure, and funding constraints.

AEVOLVE Labs adopts a tailored approach to support the unique requirements of each project, focusing primarily on three critical areas: product-market fit strategy, networking opportunities, and financial support:

  1. Product-Market Fit Analysis: Projects undergo a thorough assessment to ensure market alignment, with AEVOLVE Labs providing advice on marketing and operational strategy that is catered to each project’s success.
  2. Extensive Networking Community: The incubator facilitates connections between project founders and an extensive network of institutions, industry specialists, investment funds, communities and thought leaders in the Web3 space, which allows the exchange of valuable insights and the opportunities to collaborate or list their projects.
  3. Funding and Financial Strategy Support: Participants have the opportunity to seek funding from aelf Ventures’ $50 million Ecosystem Fund, the aelevate Gaming Grant, and external investors, opening the doors for projects to secure the necessary financial backing. Additionally, projects will receive comprehensive advice on revenue projection, fundraising strategies, and developing a sustainable tokenomics model, all aimed at building a strong financial foundation.

“Through AEVOLVE Labs, we want to provide a conducive avenue for projects to innovate within the blockchain space. This requires close collaboration between our team and the projects, and the incubator is structured to help these projects address specific pain points while providing strategic support. We are confident that AEVOLVE Labs will empower these projects to lead, enhance, and develop Web3 use cases that will benefit the entire ecosystem,” said Hazel Zhang, Head of Investment at aelf.

AEVOLVE Labs welcomes projects from diverse sectors, and applicants will be evaluated against predefined criteria to assess their potential value. Once selected, these projects will join aelf’s existing portfolio of incubation projects and participate in an incubation programme for a period ranging from 6 to 12 months.

Stay updated on aelf’s news and engage with the aelf community on:

Website: https://aelf.com
Telegram: https://t.me/aelfblockchain
Discord: https://discord.gg/bgysa9xjvD 

About aelf

aelf, a high-performance Layer 1 featuring multi-sidechain technology for unlimited scalability. aelf blockchain is designed to power the development of Web3 and support its continuous advancement into the future. Founded in 2017 with its global hub based in Singapore, aelf is one of the pioneers of the mainchain-sidechain architecture concept. Incorporating key foundational components, including AEDPoS, aelf’s variation of a Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus protocol; parallel processing; peer-to-peer (P2P) network communication; cross-chain bridges, and a dynamic side chain indexing mechanism, aelf delivers a highly efficient, safe, and modular ecosystem with high throughput, scalability, and interoperability.

aelf facilitates the building, integrating, and deploying of smart contracts and decentralised apps (dApps) on its blockchain with its native C# software development kit (SDK) and SDKs in other languages, including Java, JS, Python, and Go. aelf’s ecosystem also houses a range of dApps to support a flourishing blockchain network. aelf is committed to fostering innovation within its ecosystem and remains dedicated to driving the development of Web3 and the adoption of blockchain technology.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this press announcement is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, financial, or investment advice. aelf makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided in this press announcement. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency involve inherent risks, including but not limited to market volatility, regulatory changes, and potential security vulnerabilities. By accessing and using the information provided in this press announcement, you agree to indemnify and hold aelf, its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses arising out of or in connection with your use of the information or participation in aelevate. aelf reserves all rights not expressly granted in this press announcement.

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