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HIPTHER and INO Partner for Community-led Business Growth Event in the Baltics

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HIPTHER, the leading organizer of premier Gaming and Technology conferences in Europe, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Internet Native Organization (INO) for the special side event Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Workscheduled take place at the conclusion of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 on June 5.

Innovation & Networking in Tallinn

The MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit by HIPTHER is a pioneering event series for the Baltic and Nordic regions. Since its inception in 2018, it brings together industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators from iGaming, eSports, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, FashionTech, Virtual Reality, Mobility, Climate Change, and EdTech sectors.

This year, MARE BALTICUM takes place in cutting-edge Tallinn, where community-driven work has been transforming Estonia to a tech innovation hub.

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The Internet Native Organization (INO) is a nonprofit organization born in the heart of Estonia’s digital society with the mission to construct accessible and legally compliant building blocks for advancing global adoption of Internet Native Organizations, guiding the digital era towards a more equitable and efficient future.

Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Work

INO partners with Intersect, a member-based organization that puts the community at the heart of their development strategy, and HIPTHER, for their first-ever local Cardano community meetup in Tallinn: “Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Work“.

HIPTHER’s Co-Founder and Head of Business, Zoltan Tuendik, will be joining as an expert speaker at the Panel “Community-led Growth”.

Zoltan will share valuable insights from his extensive experience as a community builder uniting the realms of iGaming, Technology, and Compliance through his multi-year activity as event organizer and show host trusted across industries.

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​We invite all business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, lawyers and community advocates to this event, where we will share the tools and knowledge to unlock the power of community-driven work and achieve exponential impact.

Are you curious about how community collaboration can supercharge your business?

Join us on June 5th, after the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit, at PwC Estonia for an exclusive meetup diving deep into the strategies and insights that drive real results!

The event will feature a presentation on the Introduction and Inner Workings of Intersect, followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion with diverse experts who will share their experiences and best practices for tapping into collective intelligence to fuel business growth. Attendees will gain valuable insights into creating a collaborative ecosystem that nurtures innovation and drives progress.

Fueling Business Growth with Community-Driven Work – AGENDA

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  • ​6.00 PM: Opening
  • ​6:15 PM – 6:30 PM: “Intro & about INO” / Astra Tikas & Kaisa Keerd, Internet Native Organization.
  • ​6:30 PM – 6:45 PM: “Cardano and Intersect” / Tevo Saks, Cardano.
  • ​6:45 PM – 7:30 PM: Panel discussion: ” Community-led Growth” / INO, Zoltan Tuendik
  • ​7:30 PM – 7:40 PM: Closing Remarks and Next Steps. How can one be involved with Intersect? / Kaisa Keerd
  • ​7:40 PM – 9:00 PM: Networking + food & drinks 

Join us and Stay ahead of the curve:

Learn from industry experts about compliant and practical DAO applications. Network with pioneers from the Cardano community and Estonian DAO enthusiasts. Whether you’re new to DAOs or a seasoned pro, this event has something for everyone!

​Secure your spot today! FREE TICKETS with limited space

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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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Manta Foundation Unveils $50M EcoFund to Foster Blockchain Innovation

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The Manta Foundation has launched its $50 million EcoFund to build a robust ecosystem for leading blockchain projects, as per Manta Network. This initiative demonstrates the foundation’s commitment to funding opportunities and developer support for innovative blockchain ventures.

Funding and Support Opportunities
Starting June 15th, the one-year EcoFund will offer significant financial support through its Ecosystem Grant Program, which provides early-stage projects with grants of up to $50,000. This initial funding is crucial for bringing innovative ideas to life.

Additionally, the EcoFund dedicates $35 million for direct investments in promising projects on the Manta Network. These strategic investments aim to foster high-growth ventures that align with Manta Network’s long-term objectives, promoting a collaborative and mutually beneficial environment.

Diverse Project Focus
The Manta Foundation supports a broad range of projects across sectors such as DeFi, Gaming, NFTs, and more. These initiatives are chosen for their potential to drive consumer adoption and significantly enhance the Manta Network ecosystem.

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Applications for the EcoFund are accepted on a rolling basis, ensuring ongoing funding and support opportunities. The foundation prioritizes projects with robust business models and scalability, aiming to ensure the ecosystem’s financial health and sustainability.

Specialized Funding Categories

In addition to general grants, the EcoFund targets specific high-growth areas:

– AI/DePIN: Focused on using AI and Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks for sustainable solutions.
– Zero-Knowledge: Investments in zero-knowledge technology to boost privacy and security in the blockchain space.
– Memecoins: The Moon Mission Grant supports the development and growth of meme projects on Manta Pacific, fostering a vibrant memecoin culture.

Events and Hackathons
To further enrich the ecosystem, the Manta Foundation has allocated $5 million for online and offline events and hackathons. These events aim to attract new developers and users, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration within the Manta Network community.

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Source: blockchain.news

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