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“BRIDGES: From Gold to Crypto”

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Triggering a wide-ranging, serious and objective discussion on Blockchain and Bitcoin technologies, laying bare their revolutionary potential within society, creating bridges between the world of technological finance and the community, that is, between awareness of innovation and understanding the opportunities it offers to individuals and institutions.

This is the goal of “BRIDGES”, to be held in Venice on the 6th and 7th of November, 2021.

Identified as the main drivers guiding innovation in this sector, these developments are having a major impact on social, political and economic systems. This change must be observed and understood in order to promote the development of emerging economies and the evolution of those already established towards more sustainable models.

BRIDGES is aimed at citizens, students, workers, decision-makers in the public and private fields, the media and institutions through a series of engagements that will feature, as guests, nationally and internationally renowned personalities who stand out for their active commitment in promoting and encouraging the understanding of all those phenomena that impact our society.

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Opportunity, Innovation, Revolution

The meetings will cover three subject areas – Opportunity, Innovation, Revolution – curated by three outstanding personalities from the academic and business world, celebrated internationally for their independence and the richness of their contributions.

These exceptional curators will be: Ernesto Sirolli (economist, entrepreneur and lecturer) for the Opportunity section, exploring the issue of digital technology as a valuable tool not only to encourage the evolution of western economies towards more sustainable models but also to sustain the development of emerging economies; Fabio Fracas (lecturer and researcher who has collaborated with the CERN openlab in Geneva) for the Innovation section, illustrating the benefits of digital finance in everyday life and the need to develop tools and regulations for a correct and concrete adoption of Blockchain and Bitcoin technologies; Sara Roversi (entrepreneur and founder of the Future Food Institute) for the Revolution section, stressing the value of research and knowledge as effective tools to ensure the evolution of the new digital phenomena as a lever to attain the goals of Agenda 2030.

These are the three guiding principles identified, ranging from technology to the economy, from politics to sociology, from physics to sustainability, through which BRIDGES will make possible the creation of a pathway of personalised knowledge. Twenty-three encounters, with vertical webinars and events open to the public to foster the creation of communities with shared interests and passions, accommodating different points of view in order to enrich the scenario of opportunity and change.

Combining history and innovation

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This event could only be held in Venice which, with more than 400 bridges and 1,600 years of entrepreneurial and commercial history, is one of the best known, open and inclusive cities in the world, the ideal setting for an event of international importance like BRIDGES. It will be held over two days at the University Ca’ Foscari on the campus of the faculty of Economics.

BRIDGES arose from the multifaceted potential of two driving forces that have operated for some time in the panorama of Bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies.

Satoshi Design, the event’s organiser, is the leading Italian company specialising in strategic marketing, design and creation for innovation in the ecosystem generated by Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies, with the aim of creating relationships and supporting connections between different groups and communities.

The project is supported by Bcademy, an international network formed in 2018 with the mission of teaching and consultancy in across-the-board expertise of relevance to the economic and technological world generated by the digital revolution.

The festival is supported by Knowledge Partners of international importance, including the Sirolli Institute, Future Food Institute and Coinlex.

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FreeBnk debuts the ‘Zillow’ of tokenized Real-World Assets

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FreeBnk, the fintech platform offering affordable financial services for crypto investors, launches its tokenized RWA (real-world asset) platform to enable its clients to invest in real estate through fractionalized ownership. Through FreeBnk’s app, clients can effortlessly purchase shares of the first property located in Dubai, democratizing real estate investing by eliminating traditional barriers such as complex paperwork, similar to the seamless experience of browsing and investing on Zillow. Investors of FreeBnk’s tokenized RWAs will receive a 15 percent annual return and a 9 percent rental return from their investment.

Tokenized RWAs have exploded in demand within the digital asset ecosystem, drawing interest from both crypto investors and traditional financial institutions. This sector has become one of the largest in DeFi, with DEX volume experiencing substantial growth from $2.3 billion in December 2024 to $3.6 billion by April 2024. Amidst the escalating global cost of living, tokenized RWAs emerge as an alternative and more accessible investment option offering potentially higher returns, democratizing access to market-proof assets. However, the UI and UX continue to be complex and unfriendly for users unfamiliar with these platforms.

With the launch of its new platform, FreeBnk simplifies wealth-building opportunities by offering ownership shares in properties for potentially generating passive income. Now live within its native mobile app, the decentralized application (dApp) removes the complexities of property ownership, enabling investors to readily enter the tokenized RWA sector. The process involves three straightforward steps:

Search properties: Through the FreeBnk app, users will be able to explore properties, filtering by type, ROI, and yield—allowing investors to align their property investments precisely with their financial objectives.
Buy shares: Users will be able to select their desired property and invest any amount in a few, simple steps. FreeBnk helps to bypass traditional real estate processes and manages all aspects of property ownership using smart contracts.
Earn rental income: FreeBnk automatically assigns a property portfolio to its customers, taking care of all real estate management responsibilities. This service includes collecting and depositing rental income directly into the client’s accounts.
Clients ready to capitalize on property appreciation can conveniently sell their shares at any time through FreeBnk’s secondary market. FreeBnk is committed to offering top-quality real estate, already investing over 250,000 AED into its first property. As a hub for innovation and growth, Dubai sets the stage for global expansion with its growing real estate market and investor-friendly environment.

“As we look ahead, we see the potential of tokenized RWAs and the positive ways in which they can revolutionize the real estate market through fractional ownership,” says Yunus Emre Ozkaya, CEO of FreeBnk. “By tokenizing properties, our goal is to empower investors across the globe, showcasing the unique benefits of tokenized RWAs and offering new avenues for investment. Real estate, known for its relative stability, provides a passive income opportunity amidst global economic fluctuations. We aim to cater not only to crypto enthusiasts but also to newcomers seeking alternative investment options.”

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DeFi Technologies Expands BTC Treasury Holdings and Diversifies into Solana, CORE and CORE DAO Staking

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DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFi Technologies“) (CBOE CA: DEFI) (GR: R9B) (OTC: DEFTF), a financial technology company that pioneers the convergence of traditional capital markets with the world of decentralised finance (“DeFi“), is pleased to announce the expansion of its digital asset treasury strategy. The Company has purchased an additional 94.34 BTC, bringing its total BTC holdings to 204.34 BTC. Additionally, the Company  has acquired 12,775 SOL tokens and 1,484,148 CORE tokens, with plans to actively participate in CORE DAO’s staking facility.

Expanded Bitcoin Holdings

Following the Company’s initial acquisition of 110 BTC in June 2024, the Company has continued to bolster its confidence in BTC as a primary treasury reserve asset. The additional purchase of 94.34 BTC, for a total of 204.34 BTC reaffirms the Company’s commitment to this leading digital asset, recognizing its unique characteristics as a scarce and finite asset, and its potential as a hedge against inflation and a safeguard against monetary debasement.

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Addition of Solana (SOL) to Treasury

In a strategic move to diversify the Company’s treasury, the Company has acquired 12,775 SOL tokens. SOL stands out with its high-performance, permissionless blockchain, capable of processing up to 65,000 transactions per second, thanks to its unique Proof of History and Proof of Stake combination. This scalability and efficiency surpass many of its peers.

SOL’s low transaction fees and rapid processing times lower barriers for developers, fostering a strong user base and impressive fee generation. The platform’s trading volume has reached US$393.71 billion, indicating robust market activity and user engagement. The liquidity Total Value Locked (“TVL“) stands at US$865.97 million, reflecting substantial assets held in liquidity pools, which support trading activities. Since its inception, SOL’s decentralized finance landscape has attracted 24,591,311 traders and executed 1,847,335,349 swaps, highlighting its high transactional activity and efficiency.

Overall, SOL’s technical strengths, significant market activity, and ongoing enhancements position it as a promising investment, offering a scalable and efficient platform for a wide range of decentralized applications.

Addition of CORE To Treasury and Participation in CORE DAO’s Staking

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The Company is also pleased to announce that it has purchased 1,484,148 CORE tokens and intends to participate in CORE’s staking facility. CORE’s innovative staking solution enables holders to stake BTC non-custodially enhancing yield opportunities and contributing to network security and stability. The Company’s participation in this staking facility not only diversifies its income streams but also strengthens its collaborative relationship with CORE Foundation and involvement in the broader DeFi ecosystem. CORE is proving to be a leading BTC scaling chain with over 55% of BTC hash rate participation,US$138.5M in TVL, and 5,000+ BTC staked (~US$320M).

“We are thrilled to announce these significant advancements in our digital asset treasury strategy,” said Olivier Roussy Newton, CEO of DeFi Technologies. “Our increased BTC holdings, strategic investment in SOL, CORE and participation in CORE’s staking facility reflect our commitment to leveraging the most promising opportunities in the decentralized finance landscape. These actions not only diversify our balance sheet but also align with our mission to bridge traditional capital markets with the innovative world of DeFi.”

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