DigiByte Joins Africa Blockchain Alliance 2217

DigiByte Blockchain has joined the Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA). ABA is building the blockchain ecosystem in Africa through a multifaceted platform to promote education, entrepreneurship, and policy development. The goal is to support innovations built on blockchain technology that will be used to solve key problems faced in Africa and around the globe.

This membership provides the DigiByte Awareness Team (DGBAT) the opportunity to develop relationships with blockchain associations, exchanges, local and national governments, as well as private enterprises in over 40 countries in Africa.

DGBAT has also formed a partnership with the ABA to provide mentorship and education for the DigiByte community. Through workshops and events, the DigiByte Awareness Team, as well as the greater DigiByte community, will further explore collaborative possibilities for development on the DigiByte Blockchain.

“The future for blockchain development across Africa is unprecedented. We applaud the proactive strategy of the ABA to create a unified pan-African blockchain network and strongly feel the DigiByte community will be an outstanding advocate for their efforts,” Nana Esi Hammaheconomist and outreach associate, DGBAT.

“ We look forward to advancing the development of the Blockchain Ecosystem in Africa with DigiByte, especially the integration and ushering of our communities into the Digital revolution to develop value-adding and job-creating use cases to transform the African continent” Abubaker Mayanja, Executive Director, Africa Blockchain Alliance.

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Satoshiverse brings their epic comic characters to Quidd 2710

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Aug 1st, 2022, New York – Quidd is proud to announce the newest collection of Mintable NFTs with the epic NFT comic universe Satoshiverse. The Satoshiverse is a comic NFT collaboration between premiere metaverse studio Apollo Entertainment and legendary DC and Marvel comic artist and creator of the first NFT comic book, Jose Delbo. It tells the story of the half-man, half-machine hero, Satoshi The Creator, and his quest to save the world from the Defenders of Fiat and the many other foes attempting to strip the people of their freedom. Together, Apollo Entertainment and Delbo are creating a universe of blockchain themed superheroes that will change the way comic storytelling is told through gamification and Web 3 technology.

In a first appearance with Quidd, on August 5, 2022, the Satoshiverse will be launching a collection of interactive, 3D augmented reality-enabled digital figurines NFTs featuring the heroes of the Apemo Army – a team of half man, half animal superheroes lead by Captain Apemo, Delbo’s superhero creation based on his Bored Ape Yacht Club ape. Through Quidd’s Mintables technology, collectors can buy into the collection with fiat and then mint their items seamlessly on-chain, with no crypto required.

Ranking award holders from the Satoshiverse x Quidd collection will unlock access and discounts to Satoshiverse’s much anticipated Apemo Army avatar mint, dropping August 22, 2022. To earn these awards, collectors will compete to collect these 3D heroes across all color rarities which will be tracked on a leaderboard. The top 10 ranking collectors on the leaderboard will earn a Gold Captain Apemo digital figurine mintable NFT and free minting for the Apemo Army avatar collection. Spots 11-50 are awarded a Silver Captain Apemo digital figurine mintable NFT and a 50% discounted mint. And spots 51-200 will win a Color Captain Apemo digital figurine mintable NFT and a 20% discounted mint.

The Satoshiverse x Quidd collection drops on August 5th, 2022. The later avatar collection will give collectors exclusive early access to Apollo Entertainment’s much anticipated Satoshi’s Legions play and earn video game.

About Satoshiverse

The Satoshiverse is an epic comic NFT collaboration between premiere metaverse studio Apollo Entertainment and legendary DC and Marvel comic artist and creator of the first NFT comic book, Jose Delbo. It tells the story of the half man, half machine hero, Satoshi The Creator and his quest to save the world from the Defenders of Fiat and the many other foes who are attempting to strip the people of their freedom.

The Satoshiverse combines the work of some of the best 2D and 3D artists in the space to create a blockchain based superhero universe with the goal of changing the way comic art is consumed by creating engaging gamified storytelling experiences. After the successful release of its avatar collection “Satoshi’s Legions – The Legionnaires” in November of 2021, Apollo Entertainment and Delbo are at it again with the release of a new high fidelity animated 3D avatar collection called “the Apemo Army” which introduces to the Satoshiverse Delbo’s beloved character Captain Apemo and the part human part animal heroes that form his army. Set to be released on August 22, 2022, the collection will give collectors exclusive early access to Apollo Entertainment’s much anticipated Satoshi’s Legions play and earn video game, which the Apollo Entertainment team is developing in Unreal Engine 5 and is set to be released in Alpha in December 2022. To learn more about Apollo Entertainment’s new collection visit: https://www.satoshiverse.io/apemo-army

About Apollo Entertainment

Apollo Entertainment is a premier NFT and metaverse consulting, curation, and production firm. Through its consulting arm, Apollo Entertainment provides consulting, management, and promotional services to top artists and brands wishing to enter the NFT space or improve their NFT offerings. A veteran of the NFT industry, Apollo NFT has consulted on some of the most significant NFT releases to date. Through its production arm, Apollo Entertainment works with artists and brands to produce top-quality art NFTs taking advantage of the latest technologies. This allows Apollo Entertainment to be a true 360 NFT and metaverse solution for artists and brands alike.

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. Since 2016, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands, including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others, to bring fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences.

Website | Twitter (QUIDD Token) | Twitter (Quidd Platform) | Discord | Telegram | Medium

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game, and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook​.

Contacts:
Quidd: [email protected]
Apollo: [email protected]

 

Validation Capital Launches Validation Cloud, a Staking and Node-as-a-Service Provider – Aims to Disrupt Multi-Billion Dollar Blockchain Industry 2916

Blockchain infrastructure firm Validation Capital announced the launch of its infrastructure-as-a-service business, Validation Cloud. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Validation Cloud is a Web3 platform that delivers elite, high-performance node and staking infrastructure. “We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Validation Cloud, the premier institutional infrastructure provider for node and staking services. We look forward to serving networks, asset managers, custodians, and applications with our enterprise-grade solutions,” said Validation Cloud CEO Michael Horowitz.

Validation Cloud provides unrivaled connectivity into Web3 via the world’s fastest, globally resilient node infrastructure. Its performance edge allows Validation Cloud to achieve superior staking yields for institutions delegating tokens to it. The company currently supports Polygon, Chainlink, Binance, Solana, Casper Labs, and Ethereum 2.0, among other networks. In addition to its staking offering, Validation Cloud is working with elite networks to supercharge their performance and scalability. Andrew McFarlane, Validation Cloud CTO, shared, “Our global, fast infrastructure and platform focus make us an ideal partner for leading blockchain networks and the organizations building on them. We are excited to empower the users, builders, and institutions of Web3.”

Validation Cloud has expanded its leadership team to support the launch, with the addition of Alex Nwaka as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Nwaka joins the company after serving as an advisor for several years, and brings over fourteen years of global investing and management experience to his new role. Prior to Validation Cloud, Mr. Nwaka was an investor at Touchdown Ventures (TDV), where he was responsible for the firm’s enterprise software strategy. “Validation Cloud’s infrastructure is a game-changer for Web3 in the same way that broadband was for Web2,” said Mr. Nwaka.

Validation Cloud is often one of the first partners of emerging networks. With its proven history of strong network partnerships, Validation Cloud brings scale and speed currently not seen in the blockchain staking and node infrastructure industry. Validation Cloud’s ambitious mission is to enable elite performance for billions of global transactions. Current and prospective institutional clients and networks have trusted Validation Cloud to deliver speed, resilience, and scale.

About Validation Cloud

Validation Cloud is a Web3 platform that delivers elite, high-performance node and staking infrastructure. Validation Cloud is enabling the future of Web3 via highly resilient, scalable infrastructure. Our platform provides accelerated access and superior staking yield for the most important blockchain networks.

New Frontier Markets to Launch Blockchain Enabled Carbon Credit Platform 4166

New Frontier Markets (“NFM”), a technology company dedicated to enabling access to the new low-carbon economy, today announced the launch of its proprietary blockchain marketplace for voluntary carbon offset credits. The platform is expected to become broadly available in the fourth quarter of 2022.

NFM’s platform leverages a specialized private blockchain that will allow customers to buy, sell and trade carbon credits through a highly streamlined and efficient process. The marketplace has been designed in collaboration with Unicsoft, a leading blockchain technology developer. With the voluntary global decarbonization market expected to reach as much as $100 billion by 2030, NFM’s disintermediated exchange platform will increase both cost efficiency and transparency across the industry.

“As both project developers and investors within the emerging green energy economy, we understand the important role voluntary carbon offsets play in the viability of any project across the energy and renewables sector,” said Steven Lowenthal, President of NFM. “With the support of our partners at Unicsoft, we have created a platform that will provide developers with an efficient way to raise project capital and enable investors to actively choose which carbon offset projects they would like to support.”

NFM is committed to reducing transaction costs and centralizing carbon credit trading on a superior, scaled platform, providing customers with the ability to directly support sustainable projects and initiatives worldwide. By facilitating the sale of live and unretired credits monetized within the NFM marketplace, the exchange will provide retail and institutional investors with invaluable tools for efficiently investing in green infrastructure. The NFM marketplace will be built on the Cosmos network, benefiting from a near negligible carbon footprint and allowing for sustainable growth as the market expands.

In connection with the launch of the platform, NFM also announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. (“Johnson Rice”). The MOU will allow NFM to leverage Johnson Rice’s energy transition and capital markets expertise, as well as its underwriting capabilities and securities trading platform, to explore long-term opportunities in the carbon markets and expand the universe of potential investors on the platform.

Mr. Lowenthal added: “Johnson Rice provides unique expertise and deep relationships within the energy markets, and we are confident that this partnership will create numerous long-term opportunities as we expand and develop innovative solutions in the high-quality carbon offset credit marketplace.”

“At Johnson Rice, we could not be more excited about leveraging our 35 years of relationships in energy to partner with and support the launch of NFM in pursuit of a shared vision to bring together large-scale supply and demand for carbon credits,” said Joseph Seremet, Partner at Johnson Rice. “This platform is a key step to creating a more transparent, liquid and efficient marketplace for carbon offsets globally, while accelerating the timeline to a net-zero reality. Our early-stage equity capital markets expertise is perfectly suited for articulating the unique attributes of carbon credit projects that we think will result in superior execution and efficient price discovery for project developers using the NFM platform.”

NFM is backed by Tailwater Capital, a private equity firm that takes a full immersion approach to investing in energy and growth infrastructure solutions.

About New Frontier Markets

NFM is an energy technology company focused on developing blockchain and web-based applications for the carbon and commodity markets. By leveraging our team’s extensive markets, energy trading, and project development backgrounds, NFM’s products are uniquely positioned to bring value for investors and project developers alike. For more information, please visit www.nfm.exchange.

About Tailwater Capital LLC

Dallas-based Tailwater Capital is a growth-oriented energy and growth infrastructure private equity firm with a well-established track record of working constructively with proven management teams to deliver value-added solutions. Tailwater has raised more than $3.7 billion in committed capital since inception and the team has executed more than 100 transactions representing over $22 billion in value. For more information, please visit www.tailwatercapital.com.

About Johnson Rice

Founded in 1987, Johnson Rice is the oldest independent energy investment bank in the United States. Johnson Rice operates a leading energy capital markets and advisory platform with a focus on providing the highest quality institutional energy research and advice to its clients.

Monopoly Millionaire Game Raised $1 Million in Seed Funding 4153

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Monopoly Millionaire Game, a marine-themed GameFi that involves island construction, cultivating, shooting and more, announced that it has completed a seed funding of 1 million US Dollar. By this round of funding, MMG was valued at 10 million US Dollar.

Mirana Ventures led the seed funding round. Other notable investors included Kernel Ventures, Mint Ventures, Crypto J, and Ventorylabs.

MMG Team said it will use the fund to help realize the MMG GameFi vision and attract more users to participate in the Web3 games. In MMG, players shall buy Cannon NFTs to get the entry. With the NFT entry, players can earn daily check-in rewards and P2E rewards. Daily check-in rewards guarantee players to earn their principal back. Besides, players can earn additional rewards by P2E within the NFT life cycle.

“In MMG GameFi economic model, each NFT has a life cycle, that means, each can only be used for P2E for a limited period of time. Players have to upgrade the NFT or sell it in the marketplace when its life cycle expires. This enables us to better control inflation and have a healthier ecosystem,” Monopoly Millionaire Game CEO Angle told on an earlier Press Release at Cointelegraph. “Now MMG GameFi official version is launched. We welcome all users across the world to visit Monopoly Millionaire Game official website to download and experience the game.»

Monopoly Millionaire Game is developed by group members who have rich game-developing experience in world-famous Internet companies. Even though the product is still in its early stages, investors believe it has significant growth potential to connect game players all over the world.

“With several hundreds of experienced game developers, and tens of thousands of users in the world, the potential for Monopoly Millionaire Game is significant,” Karter, a partner at Mirana Ventures, said in the press release.

About Monopoly Millionaire Game

Monopoly Millionaire Game is a marine-themed game that features activities such as island construction, cultivating, shooting, among others. It is an NFT P2E game built on the BNB Chain. It adopts a dual-token economic model. MMG is the in-game token and MMC is the governance token.

Players use Cannon NFT to hunt marine creatures and each cannon fire will consume Gold Coins which have a limited daily quota. By hunting, players earn MMG token rewards. The Cannon NFT varies from 1 to 8 star levels. The higher the level, the more P2E profit the players will earn. Moreover, by receiving daily sign-in rewards, a player can completely cover their NFT costs, not to mention the additional P2E rewards available.

Each Cannon NFT has a “life cycle”. When it expires, the player has to upgrade it or sell it on the market. This solves a deep-seated problem in many GameFi games: inflation. The MMG team strives to build a long-term and sustainable ecosystem, where players can enjoy the game, be entertained, and earn a profit in the meantime.

Learn more about the Monopoly Millionaire Game by visiting mmggamfi.com. Stay tuned with any update by following MMG Twitter or join their telegram group.

Official websitehttps://www.mmggamefi.com/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MMG_GameFi
Telegramhttps://t.me/monopolymillionairemm

ECO Cashew is set to close a 23.5 Million Euro Multi-year Cashew off-take agreement with a major European Food Group while preparing for their ISPO event 4375

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The need for projects with real-life use cases has been a major topic for discussion in the blockchain ecosystem. This is because these projects can directly impact lives, change the narrative around cryptocurrencies and massively drive their adoption among everyday people.

More than ever, we’ve seen an increase in the number of these projects, each focused on improving different aspects of human experiences using blockchain technology and cryptocurrency as a tool. An example of such is EcoCashew, a fast-rising project combining the world of charity, blockchain, and mechanization to impact the life of Cashew farmers in Africa.

In recent news, the project announced its 23.5 Million Euro partnership agreement with a major European food group in the pipeline. This is a big step as every cause, no matter how noble, requires the right partnership to achieve true success, and Eco Cashew is evidently on its way to success with the partnership agreement in the works.

What is EcoCashew?

EcoCashew is an innovative project using asset-backed CashewF tokens and blockchain technology to enable West African cashew producers to receive fair trade prices and earn an honest livelihood.

The project intends to build a processing facility in West Africa, where 50% of world’s Cashews are cultivated so as to process farm products locally rather than sending them to Asia as has become customary. Through this manufacturing facility, they will be able to reduce the cost of round-trip transportation, which will be diverted to increasing the farmers’ revenue, pay token holders, and provide locals with stable employment opportunities.

Also, to achieve this goal, EcoCashew has created CashewF and Cashew tokens, which are cryptocurrency coins on the Cardano network. These tokens provide everyone the chance to take part in a worthy cause and earn APY on their token holdings.

The project is led by Mr. Ronald Buijk, with over 25 years of experience in West Africa and an understanding of the region’s dynamics in order to effectively execute a cashew processing factory in the region. The initiative is focused on attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals using their own dynamic approach.

Why should anyone be a CashewF token holder?

The CashewF token gives a dual opportunity to every investor. A chance to do good and an opportunity to enjoy massive profit on investment. Currently, to raise money for the manufacturing facility, EcoCashew is selling the first 7 Million CashewF coins at an enormous discount. This presents an opportunity for investors to get in early and enjoy early supporters’ benefits at a meager cost.

For instance, the EcoCashew structure provides a 24 months reward program where every holder of 1000 CashewF tokens or more enjoys 12% APY, i.e., 1% nominal profits monthly from the moment of activation of the factory. These earnings will be automatically remitted to all ADA wallets like Eternl, Yoroi, Nami, etc., where the owners have total control over their ADA and other tokens like CashewF.

EcoCashew is reinventing cashew processing in Africa while changing the narrative for farmers and returning cryptocurrency income back to investors. Simply revolutionary.

EcoCashew ISPO and how to participate.

ISPO is a crypto acronym that stands for initial stake pool offering. It is a novel technique for crypto fundraising and was first launched on the Cardano blockchain.

In recent news, EcoCashew announced its ISPO event scheduled to take place on the 9th of July alongside the different highly trusted stake pools which will be participating in the EcoCashew ISPO. This will enable them to reach, collaborate and engage more Cardano crypto community.

These staking pools include [AAA] AAA Stakelovelace, [APEX] Apex Cardano Pool, [OYSTR] Oyster Pool, [VENUS] Fresco Pool, [ZEBRA] Zebra Staking.

The event set for the 9th of July will run for 7 Epochs, with each Epoch providing access to 50,000 CashewF tokens (5% of 10 Million). This will total 350,000 CashewF tokens airdropped over the 7 Epoch duration.

To be eligible to receive your CashewF through the Vending Machine, join the Staking Pools by delegating your  ADA in your private Cardano wallet today to one of ISPO pools listed above.

Future plans and Projections.

The EcoCashew project is highly driven and focused on achieving their goals with various projections on what is to come. One of the plans ahead is the integration of limited edition NFTs with the SDGs as the topics. This will be awarded to ISPO participants who allocate at least 500 Cardano – ADA during the course of the EcoCashew ISPO 7 epochs.

Additionally, a distributor in Europe who wants to purchase as many cashews as possible from the Future EcoCashew Fair Trade factory in West Africa is about to sign a three-year, $24 million contract with them because they believe it to be a wise and sustainable course of action that merits their support.

Indeed, the EcoCashew project is a highly innovative and novel solution solving real life problems for everyday people in Africa while benefiting others from every region of the world.

For more information on EcoCashew, Visit:

https://ecocashew.com/ https://youtu.be/IGz1lLL4_0Y www.ecocashew.com/assets/pdf/cashewf-whitepaper.pdf

Media Contact:
Emile Schoemaker
[email protected]

HeadStarter ignites Web3 season as Hedera Hashgraph’s first L1 launchpad 3708

HeadStarter, the first launchpad on Hedera Hashgraph, has announced its first initial decentralized exchange (DEX) offering (IDO).

HeadStarter is pioneering the emergence of Web3 applications on Hedera by offering a suite of services that accelerate the platform’s crypto-project development. A reputable launchpad with project-acceleration support will bring long-term value to the Hedera ecosystem currently emerging from greenfield development. Web3 and decentralized finance (DeFi) applications on Hedera have motivated ecosystem partners and the community to participate in HeadStarter’s IDO.

HeadStarter strives to be a pivotal infrastructural Web3-stack component for Hedera’s projects and user base, paving the way for Hedera-based smart contract audits as a legitimate DeFi protocol to drive mass adoption.

HeadStarter is also growing Hedera’s visibility and interoperable integrations with Know Your Customer regulatory-technology support, Anti-Money Launder, centralized exchange (CEX) support for Hedera-native tokens, ecosystem funding and more to fast-track the development of native Web3 projects.

The success of HeadStarter’s first IDO is a result of the diligent work delivered by the in-house development arm Buidler Labs, which built an open-source SDK wrapper on top of Hedera’s. Strato.Js doubles as an early Hedera development tool and helps deliver HeadStarter’s decentralized application (DApp) functionality.

It’s been adopted by developers of other Hedera-based projects and hackathon participants, as it greatly reduces delivery times. The development team ensures every aspect of the platform is designed and built natively on Hedera. It was imperative the DApp leveraged Hedera’s ability to ensure fast, secure and low-energy consumption token swaps at affordable, United States dollar-pegged fees.

HeadStarter intends to offer a complete set of Web3-crowdfunding mechanisms for NFT minting and selling. It is exploring startup-funding possibilities it hopes to launch in the near future.

How HeadStarter is helping Hedera embrace DeFi

Apart from its growing community, the HeadStarter team is proud to be partnering with the leading projects built on Hedera and the influential partners in the crypto economy.

The HBAR Foundation, Hedera’s accelerator and grant issuer, has also announced a partnership with HeadStarter and has dedicated more than $400 million to boost the Web3 economy and the metaverse on Hedera. Together, they are promoting Hedera and recommending it as an obvious choice for DApps that value security and scalability at micropayment-level costs in a carbon-negative distributed network.

During the HeadStarter IDO, the user base’s swapping experience was fast and user-friendly. It was gratifying to see the platform perform well in processing transactions during the process.

Natively built on Hedera, the HeadStarter IDO launchpad is fully optimized to benefit from layer-1 (L1) distributed ledger technology.

Alongside its upcoming NFT sale, HeadStarter has opened its main IDO round for a limited time to subscribe. The HeadStarter (HST) token will be listed shortly afterward on CEXs and DEXs.

Users can check the HeadStarter DApp and keep up with developments on Hedera at app.HeadStarter.org/projects.