Fight to Fame, an entertainment platform with the aim to create new movie stars from the fighting industry recently announced that Roy Jones Jr. has joined fellow world class fighters Chris Van Heerden, Rigan Machado, and Prince Badi Ajamu as one of Fight to Fame’s ambassadors. The ambassadors are expected to guide the new blockchain technology company in the right direction while drumming up support from upcoming fighters.
Roy Jones Jr. Joins Fight to Fame
Fight to Fame’s global boxing ambassador, Roy Jones Jr. is one of the success stories in the boxing space. Jones is a former professional boxer who has also worked as an actor, boxing trainer, boxing commentator, and rapper.
Roy was born in the United States in 1969. He has a Russian passport personally handed to him by President Vladimir Putin. Jones Jr. comes from a family of boxers. His father, Roy Jones Sr., was a middleweight boxer who received a Bronze Star for valor for rescuing a fellow soldier in the Vietnam War.
As an amateur boxer, Roy Jones Jr. won a number of accolades including the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics, the US 1986 National Golden Gloves, and the US National Golden Gloves in 1987. He completed his amateur career with an impressive 121-13 record, comparable to other boxing greats such as Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, and Pernell Whitaker.
He enjoys being the only boxing champion to have held seven golden belts including the IBA, IBF, IBO, NBA, WBA, WBC, and WBF titles.
Roy Jones Jr. was named Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s by the Boxing Writers Association of America while the Ring Magazine named him the Fighter of the Year in 1994. He won the Best Boxer ESPY Award on three occasions (1996, 2000, and 2003).
At his best, Jones Jr. was known for his great hand speed, movement, athleticism, and reflexes. He won 12 unified light heavyweight title bouts, which by 2018, stood as a record for the most wins in the fighting industry.
Chris Van Heerden Joins Fight to Fame
Chris Van Heerden was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1987. He is a professional boxer who started his top-flight career in 2006 and quickly became one of the best fighters on the African continent.
He previously won the IBO welterweight championship and successfully defended it twice before moving to the United States, where he resides in California. Despite living far from home, he is popular in his native country. He is ranked No. 1 in Africa and No. 22 worldwide.
He has fought in 31 matches, winning 28 of them, drawing once, and lost twice. Van Heerden has mostly fought against boxers from South Africa, with a few from the US, Serbia, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Namibia, Argentina, Tanzania, and Sweden.
Rigan Machado Joins Fight to Fame
Rigan Machado, born in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro in 1966, is the global Jiu-Jitsu champion ambassador for Fight to Fame. He is a master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with an eighth degree red and black belt in the sport. He won the Pan American Championships in 1996 and 1997.
Machado commenced his training at the age of five, but he started taking Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 14. From that time until he was 21, he won every national championship and belt division each year. One of his records includes finishing 19 matches by submission in one day.
He received rigorous training from Rolls Gracie and Carlos Gracie Jr. He is regarded as one of the top competitors of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed in other combat sports such as judo, sambo, and wrestling.
He has his own school – The Academy of Beverly Hills – in California and has a sponsorship deal with Sanabul. Some of the students at his academy include celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Fast & Furious action movie start Vin Diesel, singer Wiz Khalifa, and Charlie Hunnam.
Prince Badi Ajamu Joins Fight to Fame
Prince Badi Ajamu, also known as the Boxing Prince, is a boxer mainly known for fighting against Roy Jones Jr. He has held several titles including Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight Title, IBC Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title, WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title, WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Light Heavyweight Title, WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title, World Boxing Foundation Heavyweight Title, and the NBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Are these Fight to Fame ambassadors useful to the business?
Companies hire advisors for many different reasons. Fight to Fame has brought on ambassadors with experience in several fighting styles.
This means a number of things such as adding credibility to Fight to Fame, which is looking to bring blockchain, movies, and sports under one roof. Their expertise is valuable to the company because they provide a knowledgeable perspective that is hard to get elsewhere.
The names of some of the Fight to Fame ambassadors carry a lot of weight around the fighting world, social media, and celebrities. This will go a long way in marketing the company to the masses and bring more people to the Fight to Fame ecosystem.
The ambassadors also have connections that will come in handy to Fight to Fame and help upcoming fighters join reality tv shows and become movie action stars.
In addition to the above ambassadors, there are also famous Hollywood film/TV producers, directors, screenwriters, famous international event promoters, and famous international financial law experts on the Fight to Fame team. Fight to Fame ranges from signing sports athletes to hosting action star reality shows and starring in Hollywood action movies. It is certain that Fight to Fame has a lot of punches in the global FF token sale and ignited fans’ passion and investment desire.
Fight to Fame successfully held the world’s first action star reality show press conference with blockchain technology in Bangkok, Thailand, and received enthusiastic attention and response from investors from more than ten countries and regions. The Prince, political figures, and chamber of commerce came to the conference to congratulate and presented Fight to Fame the Thailand’s most popular tournament award.
The local government has made full use of the organic combination of Muay Thai and the tourism economy. In addition, some famous chambers of commerce and entrepreneurs were eager to cooperate with Fight to Fame in competitions, reality shows, and movies. It is reported that Fight to Fame will a hold press conference about using blockchain technology to create action movies in Paris, France, which will make the relationship betweeen people and films fully transparent.
The ambassadors are drawn from different continents, helping Fight to Fame become a global brand with the potential to attract lots of fighters from different parts of the world.
SOURCE Fight to Fame
Paytah Supports Global Growth Strategy
Considered as one of the top payment service providers in Europe, Paytah
Payment Solutions (PAYTAH), which uses cutting edge financial technology applications, is also the first finance institution to offer IBAN (International Bank Account Numbers) running on blockchain.
A participant of the European Payment Council, this user-friendly and cost-effective banking service alternative is one of the first crypto-friendly payment service providers. Its services include instant transfers within Paytah accounts, Euro transfers to external accounts via SEPA, Euro deposits through SEPA, International wire and credit card transactions, private encrypted messaging between client/Paytah or client/client.
Designed to ensure payment safety, product quality and data integrity throughout the life cycle of a regulated product, the personalized IBANs and SEPA help facilitate the process of opening a business or individual account less the bureaucracy, thus, a much faster service. This brings Paytah at the forefront of financial innovation and continues to help in the growth of the company.
Paytah Founder and Chairman Marco Lavanna, who has successfully steered the company since late 2018, affirms that “Paytah provides true agility and responsiveness towards the market. We give first class customer experience while transactions are faster, more affordable, and highly safe. We are fully compliant with the European Payment Council, as we have proudly launched the Paytah Wallet, a wallet account application, meticulously developed to be seamless and user-friendly.”
Paytah is committed to finding solutions to challenges in the online finance sector as it expedites growth for companies and individuals.
SOURCE Paytah Payment Solutions
Riot Blockchain Outlines 2020 Strategic Priorities
Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) (“Riot” or the “Company”), one of the few Nasdaq listed public cryptocurrency mining companies in the United States, has announced updated strategic priorities for 2020, including a more targeted focus on bitcoin mining.
Since 2017, Riot has concentrated on developing its cryptocurrency mining operations and investing in blockchain-focused technologies. Historically, the Company has produced newly minted bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), and litecoin (LTC). In line with the initial strategic objectives, Riot also invested in several companies and internal initiatives with the intent of building and supporting blockchain technologies. Going forward, Riot reinforces its confidence in bitcoin by focusing on bitcoin mining and pursuing opportunities more directly related to bitcoin mining.
Cryptocurrency Mining: Riot recently completed a full network upgrade at its Oklahoma City mining facility with the objective to increase operational efficiency and performance. As previously mentioned in a press release issued on February 11, 2020, Riot procured 4,000 S17 miners from Bitmain during December 2019. As of mid-February, the deployment of 4,000 S17s was completed at the Oklahoma City mining facility resulting an overall hashrate of 240 petahash per second (“Ph/s”), consuming approximately 12 megawatts of energy.
The Company plans to provide updates on monthly production levels, commencing with a report shortly after the February 2020 production totals are reconciled. Such production updates are anticipated to continue for at least three months.
Strategic Partnership: To assist the Company in evaluating its strategic growth opportunities, Riot has engaged XMS Capital Partners. Headquartered in Chicago, XMS is an independent global financial services firm with expertise in M&A and strategic advisory. XMS will help Riot navigate the dynamic bitcoin landscape and advise the Company on potential strategic transactions in bitcoin mining related operations. The Company does not have a defined timeline for any transaction and cannot provide any assurance whether or when a transaction will may be announced or consummated.
RiotX Exchange: In order to concentrate its focus on cryptocurrency mining, Riot has opted to sunset further development of Riot’s U.S.-based digital currency exchange, known as the RiotX Exchange (“RiotX”), originally initiated in early 2018. Riot considered a number of factors when evaluating the RiotX decision including, but not limited to, the evolving regulatory environment, cybersecurity risks, and the current competitive landscape facing U.S. based cryptocurrency exchanges. Riot is considering opportunities to divest the limited assets associated with the RiotX in the best interest of the Company and its stockholders.
SOURCE Riot Blockchain, Inc.
Centotrenta Servicing redefines credit securitization management with IBM Blockchain Platform
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Centotrenta Servicing announce the HyperMast STS platform, an end to end credit securitization management platform based on IBM blockchain technology designed to address financial sector requirements for their clients including data quality, process security, flow traceability, and the reduction of processing time and paper-based processes.
Centotrenta Servicing S.p.A, an Italian financial services company, currently manages approximately 200 securitization transactions per year in Italy with a combined value of 15.6 billion euros. As a servicer, Centotrenta Servicing is responsible for servicing the portfolio, collecting the receivables, providing cash and payment services, and monitoring the compliance of the securitization transaction with applicable laws and the prospectus.
Starting February 2020, the HyperMast STS platform project enters a phase of industrialization, and additional network participants including paying agents, originators, servicers, intermediaries, credit institutions and investors, law firms and technology companies are encouraged to join.
The HyperMast STS platform aims to provide the financial market with a tool to connect the entire ecosystem, made up of originators, servicers, intermediaries, credit institutions and investors –and allow them to interact in the different phases of the securitization operation in a transparent, secure and traceable way.
Based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), HyperMast STS offers real advantages for the stakeholders of the operations, providing them with a greater level of interaction between them, a greater sharing of processes and, greater confidence in the processes and degree of guarantee of the financial assets.
In addition to the technology partners IBM and Blockchain Reply, Reply Group companies specialized in innovative projects based on DLT technology, they are part of the ecosystem led by Centotrenta Servicing and including BNP Paribas Securities Services as account and paying agent bank, other banks, advisors and prestigious law firms.
The choice of the IBM Blockchain Platform was due to its robustness and reliability, and its capabilities when creating DLT permissioned environments, combining efficiency, operational versatility with a hybrid cloud model, and data privacy control.
The platform addresses the core processes in securitization operations such as forming and signing the initial contracts (block sale), and the contracts underlying the securities issuance activities (block issue), and the definition of a “smart contract”.
The prototype was completed in November 2019 and addressed several key issues, such as possible ways of interfacing with the Bank of Italy systems (Infostat, FE129), issues related to security and user profiling, data protection management and digital signature mechanisms that allow the various actors to sign the HyperMast STS platform regulations and perform onboarding according to their role.
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