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Zetrix/MYEG and MaiCapital Ink MoU to Launch Virtual Asset Funds

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Zetrix Foundation and MY E.G. Services Berhad (“MYEG”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MaiCapital, a licensed virtual asset manager in Hong Kong, to collaborate on the launch of a virtual asset fund or Hong Kong virtual assets exchange-traded fund (ETF) products.

The MoU focuses on a collaboration to issue a Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) approved ETF, which would consist of a basket of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Zetrix, and potentially other suitable cryptocurrencies.

This collaboration follows MYEG-developed Zetrix’s announcement of a strategic alliance with Web3Labs Hong Kong, a powerhouse in Web3 development and investment, alongside venture capital firm Summer Capital. Together, they aim to drive forward Hong Kong’s Web3 ambitions and position Zetrix as the preferred blockchain infrastructure for applications aligned with the Hong Kong government’s objectives, an initiative launched earlier this year.

The collaborative effort between MYEG and MaiCapital is timely, coming just as the SFC has begun granting approvals to several asset managers to launch the first spot bitcoin and ethereum ETFs. 

TS Wong, Managing Director of MYEG, says that this partnership marks another milestone in integrating digital assets into mainstream finance.

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“MYEG is pleased to partner with MaiCapital, a leading provider of virtual asset (VA) fund services in Hong Kong, to expand our offerings of cryptocurrency virtual assets fund or ETF options for investors. This collaboration aims to provide investors with additional avenues for diversification across multiple cryptocurrencies, thereby helping to mitigate the risks and volatility associated with owning a single cryptocurrency.”

Managing Partner of MaiCapital Limited, Marco Lim says this collaboration is a testament that Hong Kong’s embrace of Web3 technologies and positioning itself as a hub for innovation in this space is bearing fruit.

“VAs are a key part of a vibrant Web3 ecosystem, and more and more leading Web3 players are recognising Hong Kong’s progressive yet prudent stance on Web3. Our latest MoU with Zetrix Foundation/MYEG is yet another testament,” he says.

About Zetrix

Zetrix is a layer-1 public blockchain that facilitates smart contracts and delivers privacy, security and scalability. Zetrix’s cryptographic infrastructure can be introduced to multiple industries to connect governments, businesses and their citizens to a global blockchain-based economy. Developed by MY E.G. Services Bhd, the cross-border and cross-chain integration with China’s national public blockchain Xinghuo BIF enables Zetrix to serve as a blockchain gateway that facilitates global trade by deploying critical building blocks for Web3 services such as Blockchain-based Identifiers (BID) and Verifiable Credentials (VC).

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Website: https://www.zetrix.com/

About MY E.G. Services Bhd (“MYEG”)

MYEG is Malaysia’s premier digital services company. Having commenced operations in 2000 as the flagship e-government services provider, MYEG continues to play a leading role in driving technological change in the region, bringing a diverse and complete range of innovations spanning the online delivery of major government services to a variety of commercial offerings in the areas of immigration, automotive, healthcare and financial services, among others. Committed to staying firmly at the forefront of the region’s digital revolution, MYEG has embraced the potential of blockchain technology to enhance all aspects of life and is actively pioneering its adoption across its main markets. MYEG has operations in key regional markets such as the Philippines and Indonesia.

Website: https://www.myeg.com.my/

MaiCapital Limited (“MaiCapital”)

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MaiCapital is a leading virtual assets investment manager in Hong Kong and is a pioneer in applying institutional investment practices to the innovative cryptocurrency space. The firm aims to offer crypto-inclined investors with legitimate and compliant products that provide positive returns with maximum protection.

MaiCapital has received Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong’s (SFC) approval to manage funds that may comprise up to 100% virtual assets. The firm is subject to the SFC’s “Proforma Terms and Conditions for Licensed Corporations which Manage Portfolios that Invest in Virtual Assets”.

In early 2019, the firm launched its first crypto-themed product, the Blockchain Opportunity Fund. The multi-strategy investment approach of this Fund has garnered global recognition, with the London-based investment data company Preqin ranking its 2021 return among the Top 3 hedge funds across all of Asia.

Website: https://www.maicapital.io/

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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.

Source: arcticstartup.com

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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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