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Peach Tech and MetaComp Launch PIF Token, a Regulatory Registered Real-World Asset Token Scheme

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SINGAPORE, April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In an innovative move that blends the stability of traditional finance with the flexibility of decentralized finance (DeFi), Peach Tech Limited (via strategic investment manager, Kepler Global Management Limited), and MetaComp Pte Ltd, a Major Payment Institution licensed holder permitted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to provide Digital Payment Token Services, are proud to announce the launch of the Peach Investment Fund Token (PIF Token). This strategic initiative follows the growing integration of blockchain technologies in financial markets, as seen in the successful deployment of Bitcoin ETFs and the rapid expansion of DeFi platforms, allowing Real-World Asset (RWA) tokens to be transferred on the Blockchain while keeping an oversight of ownership and safety of the underlying assets.

The PIF Token Scheme, registered with the MAS’ CISNET, offers a secure and compliant channel for investing in assets like USD deposits, Money Market Funds, and Treasury Bills. The legal and regulatory frameworks governing the PIF Token ensure that it meets stringent standards for safety, compliance, and transparency, making it a true landmark development in the financial sector, boosting investor confidence and enhancing liquidity.

Mr David Koh, Co-Founder of Peach Tech, discussed the strategic impact of the collaboration, stating, “The PIF Token is designed to meet the high standards of liquidity and flexibility demanded by modern investors, blending the best of blockchain efficiency with the robust safety protocols of traditional finance.”

Dr. Bo Bai, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of MetaComp, highlighted the innovations brought about by the PIF Token, adding, “This token is not just a step towards future-proofing our financial ecosystems, but also a significant advancement towards our belief in being the bridge that links Traditional Finance with Crypto-Finance. We believe that this collaboration will be able to offer both traditional Accredited Investors and Corporation alike with a unique opportunity to leverage digital assets in a safe and compliant manner.”

About Peach Tech Limited (http://peach.tech)

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Peach Tech is leading the charge in bridging the gap between traditional financial assets and blockchain technology, developing products that enhance market efficiency, transparency, and accessibility. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Peach Tech continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in finance.

About MetaComp Pte Ltd (www.mce.sg)  

MetaComp is a leading Singapore-based digital asset platform that is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Payments Services Act. Operating under a P2B2C (platform-to-business, partners-to-clients) model, MetaComp provides an integrated end-to-end suite of services to its clients, empowering them to confidently enter the digital asset market with the much-needed safety, security, and compliance. Together with its parent company Metaverse Green Exchange Pte. Ltd (a MAS licensed CMS holder permitted to carry our inter alia, brokerage and custody), MetaComp introduces its suite of services through CAMP by MetaComp, a regulated Client Assets Management Platform, allowing businesses to develop and scale their digital asset offerings through OTC and exchange trading services, fiat payment, digital asset custody and prime brokerage.

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HTX Appoints Singapore National Goalkeeper Hassan Sunny as Chief Safeguarding Officer

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SINGAPORE, June 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — HTX, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, proudly announces the appointment of Singapore national football team goalkeeper Hassan Sunny as Chief Safeguarding Officer.

“The partnership between HTX, the ‘People’s Exchange’, and Hassan Sunny, the ‘People’s Goalkeeper’, is a perfect match,” said Justin Sun, Member of the HTX Global Advisory Board. “Together, we will work to ensure the safety and security of user assets in the ever-evolving crypto world. Just as Sunny fearlessly protects his goal on the field, HTX is committed to protecting every user’s assets with the same determination and resolve, providing the safest and most reliable investment environment possible.”

Sunny also expressed his excitement about joining the HTX family, stating “I am excited to be part of HTX. I can’t wait to embark on this journey with the team.”

Sunny has been called a national hero in China for his outstanding performance in the final group match of the first round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Thailand on June 11th. Despite facing relentless attacks, Sunny made an incredible 11 saves, including a crucial one in stoppage time. Singapore ultimately lost the match 1-3, but their result helped China qualify for the next round at the expense of Thailand.

About HTX:

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Founded in 2013, HTX has evolved from a crypto exchange into a comprehensive ecosystem of blockchain businesses that span digital asset trading, financial derivatives, wallets, research, investment, incubation and other areas. HTX serves millions of users worldwide, with a business presence covering over 160 countries and regions across five continents. Its three development strategies – “global development, technology drives development, and technology for good” underpin its commitment to providing comprehensive services and values to global cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

 

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New seed-stage VC fund from Finland secures €6 million in initial close for €30 million blockchain fund

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Helsinki-based Equilibrium Ventures (EQV), a new seed-stage venture capital fund focused on the crypto sector, has successfully closed the first round of its €30 million fund, raising €6 million from limited partners (LPs). This milestone highlights growing interest in blockchain startups and a promising future for the European crypto ecosystem.

The fund is led by an experienced team of partners: Mika Honkasalo, Henrik Sundvik (formerly of Bain & Company), and Christopher Ahn (ex-Molten Ventures investor). Equilibrium Ventures aims to attract and support founders with deep technical expertise in blockchain technologies, covering areas such as zero-knowledge proofs and smart contracts, essential for developing advanced blockchain solutions.

Equilibrium Ventures has attracted a diverse group of backers, including strategic investors, family offices, and notable LPs like Sebastien Borget, co-founder of the metaverse platform The Sandbox. This support underscores the fund’s credibility and signals growing confidence in crypto investments despite recent market challenges.

Dedicated to crypto infrastructure, Equilibrium Ventures emphasizes rigorous technical due diligence and value addition for pre-seed and seed engineering firms. With a network of about 70 blockchain engineers, mainly based in Europe, the fund is well-positioned to help startups develop robust blockchain technologies.

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The renewed interest in venture capital investment in blockchain, bolstered by evolving regulatory landscapes in the US and Europe, is expected to increase investor confidence in the crypto sector. Equilibrium Ventures, with its technical expertise and strategic support, is poised to become a significant player in Europe’s crypto venture scene.

Looking ahead, Equilibrium Ventures aims for a second close by the end of this summer, targeting 80% of the total fund. This progress indicates strong momentum and the potential for significant contributions to the European blockchain ecosystem.

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Riot Platforms Acquires 14% Stake in Bitfarms Ltd.

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Riot Platforms, Inc. has announced its acquisition of a 14% stake in Bitfarms Ltd., as detailed in a recent press release by Riot Platforms. This move aligns with Riot’s strategy to influence corporate governance within Bitfarms.

Acquisition Details

On June 13, 2024, Riot Platforms purchased 1,432,063 common shares of Bitfarms Ltd., representing about 0.35% of Bitfarms’ issued and outstanding common shares. The shares were bought on the Nasdaq Stock Market and other open markets at an average price of approximately $2.70 per share, totaling $3,870,293.46.

Before this acquisition, Riot held 56,194,973 common shares of Bitfarms, equating to 13.65% ownership. With the new shares, Riot now holds 57,627,036 common shares, resulting in a 14% stake in Bitfarms.

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Strategic Intentions

Riot Platforms intends to call a special meeting of Bitfarms’ shareholders to nominate several independent directors to the board, citing concerns over Bitfarms’ corporate governance. Riot seeks to influence Bitfarms’ strategic direction and enhance its governance standards.

Riot is continuously reviewing its investment in Bitfarms and may adjust its position based on factors such as market conditions and the company’s financial status. Potential actions include increasing or decreasing its stake, entering into hedging transactions, or proposing additional strategic measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

The press release includes forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties, reflecting Riot’s current expectations and assumptions. Riot cautions investors to consider these risks before making investment decisions.

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Riot’s vision is to become the leading Bitcoin-driven infrastructure platform, focusing on a vertically integrated strategy with Bitcoin mining operations in Texas and electrical switchgear engineering in Colorado.

Source: blockchain.news

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