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Bobcat Miner Launches Helium 5G Gateway to Mine HNT



California (March 15th, 2022) – Bobcat Miner, the leading manufacturer of Helium compatible hotspots, announced today that it will launch the Bobber 500 in April of 2022. The Bobber 500 will mine HNT cryptocurrency by providing both cellular and LoRaWAN wireless coverage. Partnered with FreedomFi and built using their firmware, the Bobber 500 will be plug-and-play compatible with all CBRS small cells that have been certified for the Helium Network.

Named after the over 400,000 people community of self-proclaimed “bobbers”, the Bobber 500 boasts an industrial-grade design with award-winning product durability and increased lifetime. Featuring 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, the Bobber 500 runs on the Intel 10nm Atom embedded CPU released in 2021.

“We’ve worked closely with FreedomFi engineering and security teams to ensure that Bobber 500 meets all quality and security standards required by the Helium data offload partners,” said Yiming Wang, Co-founder of Bobcat Miner. “Bobber 500 uses Trusted Platform Module technology to provide hardware-based encryption of all data on the system to ensure maximum capability.”

“We’re thrilled to see companies in the ecosystem such as Bobcat and FreedomFi work together to enable anyone and everyone to have access to decentralized wireless connectivity. This is just the beginning for Helium 5G,” said Frank Mong, the COO at Helium.

“We may have jump-started the crowd-sourced cellular concept by launching our own gateway and radio, but our ultimate goal is to enable other hardware manufacturers and small cell vendors to adopt open-source software powering decentralized wireless architecture,” said Joey Padden, CTO, and Co-founder at FreedomFi.

“Crowd-sourced cellular will be as disruptive to telecom as the Internet was to computing and we want to be the trusted partner to hardware vendors and telecom operators looking to navigate this space,” said Boris Renski, Co-Founder and CEO at FreedomFi. “We are honored to partner with #1 manufacturer in the Helium ecosystem to help launch Bobber 500 and look forward to a long-term relationship.”

March 3rd, 2022 marks the one year anniversary of Bobcat Miner’s global debut as an integrated service provider empowering the growth of the global decentralized blockchain community network. In 12 months, Bobcat Miner has delivered over 240,000 hotspots to “Bobbers” worldwide. This makes Bobcat the #1 manufacturer in the Helium ecosystem with over 30% market share of deployed Helium miners. During this same period, the Bobcat community has grown to more than 400,000 with over 43,000 active Discord members and it’s still growing. The Bobcat was voted as “The Favorite Hotspot” manufacturer of 2021 by the global Helium community.

All current and future small cells certified by FreedomFi will be compatible with the Bobber 500 following the launch of FreedomFi Gateway and FreedomFi One CBRS small cell. FreedomFi’s partnership with Baicells to certify a portfolio of small cells for plug-and-play compatibility with their FreedomFi firmware gives even more options to the Bobber 500.

About Bobcat Miner

Bobcat Miner is a globally integrated service provider committed to empowering the growth of a global decentralized blockchain community network with high-quality hardware and software products and services. Founded in 2021, Bobcat Miner’s Bobber series of high-efficiency miner hotspots for HNT are compatible with Helium LongFi, an architecture that combines the leading wireless LoRaWAN, 5G protocols and Helium Blockchain technology. To learn more, please visit

About FreedomFi

FreedomFi is an open 5G company, focused on the development of open source software and Web3 protocol interfaces that enable crowd-sourced deployments of 5G small cell networks. Founded by open-source software veterans, the company is one of the top contributors of code to project Magma, which is governed by the Linux Foundation and is quickly emerging as the standard platform for crowd-sourced wireless infrastructure. FreedomFi is venture backed by Blueyard Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and Samsung Next.

About Helium

Helium is a pioneer in decentralized wireless networks. The company developed the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network, the Helium Network, which connects IOT devices to the internet by incentivizing hotspot hosts to provide coverage. Co-founded by Shawn Fanning and Amir Haleem and backed by GV, Khosla Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Multicoin Capital, FirstMark, and Marc Benioff, the network is live today in more than 3,600 cities throughout North America and Europe with expansion into Asia underway.



Unidef Introduces Decemount to Expedite Global Shift to Decentralization



Today, Unidef (, a global network of organizations focused on hastening the global shift to a decentralized future, proudly unveils its latest initiative, Decemount. This ambitious project seeks to fund and empower talented individuals and teams working on projects aligned with the vision of a decentralized future.

Decemount, also known as Unidef Decemount, is a vibrant global community composed of creators, builders, communities, organizations, and ecosystems dedicated to advancing the world toward a decentralized future. Decemount aims to cultivate an ecosystem of projects, infrastructure, and organizations that will develop into the largest network of decentralized entities, accelerate the global adoption of Unidef (U), and explore synergies connecting its value to the wider Web3 ecosystem.

Azim Ghader, Global CEO of Unidef, said: “The launch of Decemount marks a significant milestone for us, and we are thrilled to support teams worldwide who share our mission of accelerating the world’s transition to a decentralized future.”

Decemount allows like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds to unite under a common goal: building a better future through decentralization. The initiative offers resources, training, and mentorship opportunities to help teams successfully develop their projects.

“We’re challenging the status quo and introducing a new paradigm in decentralization—one where people and communities hold the power to change the world,” Azim added. “That’s why we’re dedicated not only to supporting powerful tools but also ensuring that everyone has access to them.”

Unidef and its members are steadfastly devoted to promoting and advancing decentralized technologies, protocols, assets, entities, and initiatives that empower the world to control its finances, data, and identity and engage in a decentralized future. Unidef furthers its mission by strategically investing in entrepreneurs and organizations driving industry advancements and by awarding grants to diverse groups, individuals, and projects focused on decentralization and aligned with Unidef’s vision and mission.

With its launch today, Decemount marks an exciting new chapter for both Unidef and Web3 as a whole. As more projects join this network over time, it could potentially become one of the most influential forces driving adoption in this space for years to come.

About Unidef

Unidef is a global network of organizations working to accelerate the world’s transition to a decentralized future. It invests in and supports communities and builders of next-generation technologies, incubates creative ideas in the Web3 space, and provides institutional support and organizational backing.

For more information and updates, visit and follow @UnidefGlobal on Twitter, Telegram, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Decemount

Decemount is a network of DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) working together to empower the next generation of organizations with $U-governed initiatives. It is a part of Unidef’s interconnected network of organizations that work to accelerate the world’s transition to a decentralized future.

For more information and updates, visit and follow @Decemount on Twitter, Telegram.

About Azim Ghader

Azim Ghader is an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the Global CEO of Unidef. He leads a global network of member organizations working together to accelerate the world’s transition to a decentralized future, empowering all individuals to take control of their finances, data, and identity.

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FLASK Expanding Communication With Users to Enhance Participation-driven NAODA Platform



Web 3.0 and gaming platform creator FLASK has announced that it will enhance its participation-driven Game-Fi platform NAODA ( by further strengthening communication with users, creating an even more inclusive and user-friendly platform that is accessible to everyone.

Today, NAODA and Connext Network – a modular interoperability protocol that lets users build secure crosschain apps – will host a communication session with NAODA users through Twitter Spaces. The session is an opportunity for users to share opinions and feedback about their experiences on the platform.

This will be followed by the unveiling of additional NAODA Proof of Participation (POP) badges that reflect user feedback. POP is NAODA’s Soulbound Token (SBT) and serves as credentials for participating in community and gaming activities.

One of the newly announced 5-star POP badges is the ‘Beta Master,’ which is only issued to users who have actively participated in NAODA’s beta version. As a token, Beta Master gives its holders more influence over participation-driven platform operations and a bigger say in the platform’s development to reflect the company’s gratitude for their contribution to the beta stage.

“We feel that enhancing user engagement is one of the key elements in providing unique experiences on NAODA,” said Byoung-jae Lee, CEO of FLASK. “We are prioritizing the expansion of communication opportunities alongside various blockchain companies, and this includes FLASK and Connext’s recent Twitter Spaces session.”


FLASK, a KOSDAQ-listed company, is a technology innovator that was relaunched in 2022 with ambitions to lead the expansion of blockchain and Web 3.0 technologies. The development of its blockchain-based game platform and game titles is driven by top talent who have experience working at leading companies such as Kakao Games, NCSoft and Neowiz. FLASK CEO Byoung-jae Lee was formerly General Manager at EA Studios’ Spearhead and at EA Seoul Studio for EA Korea, leading several projects for FIFA Online. Additional team members helping drive the business include global talent from companies like the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). FLASK plans to provide expanded GameFi services through its blockchain game platform NAODA and its high-end games, which are scheduled for release in the first half of this year. Learn more at:

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Lucas Brown: The Broker Changing Clients’ Financial Situations



Lucas Brown is a broker with a global presence, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to his clients. He has a proven track record of helping clients change their financial situations for the better, thanks to his deep understanding of the financial markets and his ability to identify profitable opportunities.

Lucas was born in Kazakhstan but moved to the United States at a young age with his family. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1999 and started his career in finance as a private investment banker at Goldman Sachs Bank USA in 2002. Over time, Lucas developed expertise in risk management, which led to his promotion to the public sector as an investment banker and later a risk manager for large public companies. In 2011, he dipped his toes into the world of cryptocurrency, which eventually led him to his current role, where he has been making a significant impact on his clients ever since.

Lucas is not your typical broker who is solely focused on making profits for himself or the company. Instead, he puts his clients first, focusing on their financial goals and needs. He takes the time to understand their financial situation, investment preferences, and risk tolerance before recommending any investment opportunities. He believes in building strong relationships with his clients and helping them achieve their long-term financial objectives.

Lucas Brown’s clients speak highly of his professionalism, expertise, and dedication. One of his clients, David, said, “I’ve been working with Lucas for the past two years, and he has helped me turn my financial situation around. He took the time to understand my goals and provided me with a range of investment opportunities that were suitable for my risk tolerance. Thanks to Lucas, I’ve been able to make significant gains in the financial markets and secure my financial future.”

Another client, Lisa, said, “Lucas is not just a broker; he’s a trusted advisor who always puts my personal needs first. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the financial markets, and he’s always on top of the latest trends and investment opportunities. I’ve learned a lot from him over the years, and I feel confident that my financial future is in good hands with him.”

Lucas Brown’s approach to brokerage has earned him a reputation as a trusted and reliable professional. He is committed to ensuring his clients achieve their financial goals and is always on hand to provide expert advice and guidance. Lucas’s ability to identify profitable investment opportunities and his deep understanding of the financial markets make him an invaluable asset to his clients and the industry.

In conclusion, Lucas Brown is a broker who is dedicated to helping his clients change their financial situations for the better. He takes the time to understand his clients’ needs, investment preferences, and risk tolerance before recommending any investment opportunities. His professionalism, expertise, and dedication have earned him a reputation as a trusted and reliable professional in the financial services industry. As one of his clients said, “I feel confident that my financial future is in good hands with him.”

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Regulated United Europe Presents the Three Best Countries to Launch a Crypto Project in Europe



Lawyers from Regulated United Europe have conducted a global analysis of 28 European Union countries for the presence of legislation in the field of cryptocurrency and regulatory requirements for companies working in this sector, as well as the ease of launching a crypto project and obtaining a crypto license and are pleased to present the results of our many months of work – the three best countries to launch a crypto project in Europe in 2023.

Crypto License in Lithuania

There is a possibility of legal provision of services for the exchange and storage of cryptocurrency in Lithuania.

To date, there are a number of transparent, stipulated by the Law requirements for Virtual Currency Exchange Operators and Virtual Currency Depository Wallet Operators by the regulator (FCIS), which is an undeniable advantage, because in the vast majority of other EU countries, the legal requirements for crypto companies are still vague and can be interpreted in different ways.

Ability to quickly launch the project (from one month), no need to have a physical office in Lithuania, ability to build a dialogue with the regulator and receive answers to questions about the legislation in the field of virtual assets, fully remote purchase or license, as well as a high position of Lithuania in the authoritative World Bank Report Doing Business is a small part of the advantages of Lithuania over other countries.

In addition, since February 1, 2023 in Lithuania, there is a public list of legal entities that operate as a virtual currency exchange operator, which positively affects the reputation of licensed cryptocurrency companies. At the moment, there are more than 350 crypto licenses in Lithuania.

Having conducted research on more than 20 parameters, as of 2023, Regulated United Europe lawyers concluded that Lithuania is the most friendly country to launch a crypto project.

Crypto License in the Czech Republic

Among other European Union countries, the Czech Republic highlights the state’s liberal approach to cryptocurrencies and minimal bureaucracy.

From the main advantages of the Czech Republic as a country for the start of the project in the field of virtual assets, the lawyers of our company identified the following:

  • no requirement to the size of the authorized capital of VASP company no requirement to the local office or director
  • no requirement to the website/crypto project platform
  • low cost of project implementation
  • project implementation period is from one month
  • opportunity to purchase a ready solution
  • the possibility of completely remote project implementation

According to lawyers from Regulated United Europe, the Czech Republic is a very promising country for the implementation of the crypto project and our company will be happy to provide you with detailed advice on obtaining a crypto license in the Czech Republic and to implement your project in the shortest possible time.

Crypto License in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has the lowest taxes in the European Union – income tax for individuals in Bulgaria is 10%, and income tax rate is also 10%, which is significantly lower than in the rest of the EU. Bulgaria’s main advantage over other EU countries is the possibility of obtaining a crypto license in Bulgaria for foreign legal entities. There is an open and publicly accessible Register of Persons Who Exchange Between Virtual and Recognized Currencies, Not Backed by Gold, and Wallet Providers.

Research findings

After a 9-month analysis of the legislation of 28 European Union countries, the lawyers of RUE came to the following conclusions:

  • Although all legal entities from the European Union are regulated by Ficase AnX-Money Laundering Direcęve (5AMLD), the legislation of each country differs significantly
  • In addition to regulations and requirements for companies providing virtual asset services available in open official sources, the most important role in the implementation of the project and obtaining a license is the attitude of the regulator to the licensed companies – if officials are ready to go to the meeting, the licensing process takes no difficulties and can take up to one month. If the situation is diametrically opposed (as it is now in Estonia), even if all requirements and requirements are highly likely to be denied.
  • The cost of implementing the project may increase significantly during the licensing process – in some countries of the European Union there are many pitfalls and different interpretations of the law. In addition, the government can quickly amend the existing legislation that will significantly increase the cost of maintaining a crypto company.

If someone would like to bring their project to the European Union market, with more than 440 million people, contact the lawyers from Regulated United Europe and receive detailed legal analysis of their project and recommendations for its implementation in one of the European Union countries.

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BRG Launches Digital Economy and Platform Markets Practice



As the digital transformation sweeps through the traditional economy, global expert services and consulting firm Berkeley Research Group (BRG) announced today that it has launched a Digital Economy and Platform Markets practice composed of the world’s foremost digital economy and platform markets experts.

Led by Dr. David Evans, one of the top testifying experts on matters involving the digital economy and platform markets, the practice will work with the world’s leading law firms, advise digital businesses and work with international and US government agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. The practice’s services will span platform economics and big data and will help clients across sectors including online media and advertising, e-commerce, delivery and logistics, online payments and financial services, software platforms and apps, online gaming, transportation and travel, blockchain and cryptocurrency, emerging technology and infrastructure.

Dr. Rosa (Romy) Abrantes-Metz and Dr. Richard Schmalensee, top experts in platform economics, and digital businesses, will join the group alongside Evans. BRG Executive Chairman Dr. David Teece, a professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, will support on select client matters.

“In the past decade, the digital economy has been growing more than twice as fast as physical-world GDP—creating complex disputes in areas ranging from antitrust and mergers to consumer protection, employment, securities, bankruptcy and the application and development of new regulatory regimes,” said Evans. “To resolve these disputes, global businesses will need a diverse group of future-looking digital economy experts and leading-edge data analytics capabilities. That’s what we’ve built at BRG. I couldn’t be more proud to lead the most experienced practice in the market dedicated to these issues.”

BRG’s global team has consulted and testified in the United States, European Union, China, South Korea and other jurisdictions. The practice will staff cases with top economic scholars, subject-matter specialists and data scientists with experience handling massive databases. In addition to those named above, BRG experts John Blair, Thomas Brown, Richard Finkelman, Dr. Steven Gawthorpe, Eric Matrejek, Dr. Albert Metz, Bradley Mirkin, Walter J. Mix III, Ron Schnell and Amy Worley will support the practice’s clients in matters involving data privacy, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, sanctions, risk modeling, cybersecurity and disruptive technology, among others.

Taken together, these experts have served on matters involving most of the world’s large digital platforms and across almost all major products and services provided by digital businesses. They have also written award-winning and oft-cited books and articles on platform economics and regularly appear in global media outlets like CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, Sky News, Bloomberg and more.

BRG is particularly well equipped to support clients in matters involving platform markets. Courts and regulators around the world increasingly recognize the importance of platform economics in understanding—and deciding—the matters before them when multisided businesses are involved. BRG is uniquely qualified for this work given that members of its team have led the development of the platform economics field over the last 20 years, particularly in its application to law and regulation.

The firm’s investments in data analytics will be critical as well. Analyzing issues in digital economy cases often requires managing massive datasets and providing highly elastic computing power for data analytics and econometric modeling. BRG’s extensive analytical capabilities will enable the team to analyze billions of transactions and bring economic analysis and big data to inform decisions around disputes. BRG’s data science work also includes building AI and machine learning models to support specific case activities.

Commenting on the significance of the practice’s launch, Teece said, “This is a pivotal moment for our firm. We’ve brought the world’s most distinguished experts together to launch our new practice, which is exceptionally positioned to handle the most sophisticated and high-profile work related to the digital economy. What’s more, we expect to add to this team with hires in key European markets in the months to come. The value, experience and reach of this practice will be unmatched. I’m eager to work alongside them.”

About Berkeley Research Group

Berkeley Research Group, LLC is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and performance improvement and advisory. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists and professionals working across borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what’s next. Visit to learn more.

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Phemex Reveals Pioneering Insight on Upgrading from Centralized to Hybrid Semi-Centralized Crypto Exchange Platform Model



Stella Chan CMO of Phemex, a leading crypto platform, shares her vision involving plans to transition from a centralized to a hybrid semi-centralized crypto exchange platform model. With over US$5 billion in daily average trading volume and a user base of more than 5 million people worldwide, Phemex has quickly risen to the top ranks of crypto derivatives exchanges in the past 4 years.

Stella believes a new hybrid exchange model that combining the best aspects of centralized and decentralized exchanges will enhance the transparency, accountability, security, and community involvement of the exchange. By formalizing a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to facilitate decentralized governance and stronger community engagement, Phemex will to remain a major player in the constantly evolving world of cryptocurrency.

“Given the ever-changing market environment in 2022 and recent, we believe that the combination of decentralization and centralization is the future of crypto exchange development,” said Stella Chan, CMO of Phemex.

“Semi-centralized is a new development concept put forward by Phemex in response to the market, which combines decentralized decision-making with centralized execution and efficiency. We provided one of the most comprehensive and transparent Proof of Reserve reports ever in November last year, enabling users to verify their personal assets in Phemex at any time. In the future, users can obtain more rights and interests to participate in corporate governance and share company revenue. We are strong advocates for the sharing of ideas, ownership, and rewards,” Stella added.

Phemex’s focus on safe transactions is driven by the realization that centralized platforms alone are not sufficient to address the growing lack of trust in the industry. Phemex’s vision is to democratize access to fair finance, transcending differences in backgrounds, borders, and beliefs with a mission to offer superior investment opportunities that enable everyone to realize their full potential.

Through the new hybrid exchange model, Phemex aims to empower users and partners to take an active role in decision-making and profit-sharing. By embracing transparency and community involvement, Phemex is committed to realizing its vision of a more inclusive and equitable financial future.

About Phemex

Phemex, a certificated crypto exchange providing efficient and transparent trading experience with commitment of an all-rounded asset protection backed by state-of-the-art security technologies and Merkle-Tree Proofs-of-Reserves practice. Founded by a team of industry veterans, Phemex delivers personalized solutions 24/7 that facilitates the building of users’ crypto empire through its low latency and scalable environment, as well as a fair matchmaking system ensuring the prices and timing are prioritized.

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PsyFi acquires yield generation protocol Katana for undisclosed sum



PsyFi, a decentralized provider of best-in-class financial tools and products on the Solana blockchain, announced today it has acquired the yield generation protocol Katana for an undisclosed sum.

The strategic acquisition of Katana will solidify PsyFi’s position as the premier provider of structured financial products on Solana. Katana does not have a live token, and has traded more than $750 million in options since winning the Solana Ignition hackathon in October 2021, making this one of the biggest acquisitions in Solana DeFi to date.

“The DeFi sector is undergoing a period of consolidation. The acquisition of Katana will help ensure that PsyFi emerges stronger and better able to serve our users and our community than ever before,” said co-founder Tommy Johnson, who teamed up with brother Taylor Johnson to create PsyFi forerunner PsyOptions in 2021.

Under the agreement, PsyFi will acquire all of the Katana protocol’s IP, expanding its roster of top-class yield offerings for users.

“We are thrilled to announce Katana’s acquisition by PsyFi, an innovative and respected company that has stayed true to Web3’s core values since the start. We believe its team is in a fantastic position to realize Katana’s mission to offer the preeminent yield generation products in DeFi,” said Katana founder Ayush Menon.

“Like Katana, PsyFi believes devoutly that sophisticated financial tools and investment strategies should be open and accessible to all – not a walled garden reserved for the few. Blockchain makes that possible.”

About PsyFi

PsyFi has created a suite of best-in-class financial tools and products that let users tailor investment strategies to their risk/reward appetites. It also offers a wide range of automated trading strategies, eliminating the hassle of managing positions while optimizing yields for investors. PsyFi is open source, accessible and community-owned, with PSY token holders governing the smart contracts and the fees they generate. The team is dedicated to building a decentralized finance organization that will stand the test of time, supporting users throughout their investment journeys.

About Katana

The Katana protocol exists as a set of smart contracts on the Solana blockchain and offers the premier suite of packaged yield products, enabling users to passively access a comprehensive selection of risk-adjusted strategies in the ecosystem.

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Alchemy Pay Partners with DWF Labs to Secure $10 Million Funding at a Valuation of $400 Million



In order to facilitate its expansion into the Korean market, Alchemy Pay has announced a strategic partnership with DWF Labs, the prominent multi-stage web3 investment firm. As part of this partnership, Alchemy Pay has secured $10 million in funding from DWF Labs, which will be utilized to expand its payment business in Korea, capitalize on the region’s high level of cryptocurrency acceptance, and assist Korean enterprises in achieving greater internationalization. Alchemy Pay’s estimated valuation during the funding phase was reported to be $400 million.

Alchemy Pay has expended considerable effort over the years to expand its global presence and establish partnerships with both mainstream and local payment channels to improve its services. Its partnership roster includes Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, as well as mobile payment platforms like Google Pay and Apple Pay, regional mobile wallets, and domestic transfer options. Boasting over 300 local alternative payment channels, the company’s reach extends beyond traditional credit cards and into local mobile wallet options. With a strong focus on providing access to emerging markets, Alchemy Pay has established an extensive coverage area encompassing Europe, Northern and Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

In addition to its payment services, Alchemy Pay has also introduced its innovative NFT Checkout service. This offering enables customers to acquire NFTs using fiat payment options, making the process as straightforward as any other standard online payment. With this function, users can easily purchase NFTs using their domestic local currencies.

“The company is currently well-funded, and we accepted the investment for strategic purposes, specifically to aid Alchemy Pay in entering the Korean market and expanding its payment services in the region,” stated Robert McCracken, the ecosystem lead of Alchemy Pay, and he also mentioned that Korea presents a promising market for Alchemy Pay. “Korea offers a robust market base where Alchemy Pay has yet to establish a strong presence, and we aim to establish a solid foothold in the region. By utilizing our payment solutions, more Korean companies can close the division between cryptocurrencies and conventional fiat currencies and to keep pace with global economies.”

Andrei Grachev, the Managing Partner at DWF Labs, said, “We are excited to partner with Alchemy Pay as they continue their global expansion journey, particularly in the Korean market. Their innovative payment solutions and commitment to bridging the gap between cryptocurrencies and traditional finance align with our vision for a seamlessly integrated digital economy. We believe this strategic partnership will accelerate Alchemy Pay’s growth in Korea, providing more opportunities for businesses and consumers to embrace the benefits of digital assets and web3 technologies.”

About Alchemy Pay

Founded in Singapore in 2018, Alchemy Pay is a payment gateway that seamlessly connects crypto and global fiat currencies for businesses, developers, and users. The Alchemy Pay Ramp Solution is integrated, via plugin or API, with platforms and dApps, providing an easy onramp from fiat currency to crypto. Alchemy Pay’s supports payments from 173 countries – Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, Google Pay, Apple Pay, popular regional mobile wallets, and domestic transfers with a focus on emerging markets. Its offramping capability remits to users in 50+ local fiat currencies. ACH is the Alchemy Pay network token on Ethereum and BNB Chain.


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Quarterly Cash Dividend Announced By Vortex Brands from Bitcoin Mining Operations



Vortex Brands Co., a leading provider of cryptocurrency mining services, is pleased to announce a quarterly cash dividend for its shareholders from its Bitcoin mining operations.

The dividend payment represents $0.000006 per share and will be distributed to shareholders of record as of May 1, 2023 snd paid on June 15, 2023.

“Providing value to our shareholders is a top priority for us, and we are delighted to continue this tradition of distributing cash dividends from our Bitcoin mining operations,” said Todd Higley CEO Vortex Brands. “As the cryptocurrency market continues to grow, we remain committed to expanding our mining capabilities and generating sustainable returns for our investors.”

Vortex Brands is a leading provider of cryptocurrency mining services, offering a range of solutions for individuals and institutions seeking exposure to the rapidly growing digital asset bitcoin. With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and operational excellence, Vortex Brands is committed to delivering long-term value to its stakeholders.

As always, the Company seeks to provide as much transparency about it bitcoin mining operation as possible, here is the link to our wallet which can be viewed by shareholders:

About Vortex Brands Co.

The Company operates as Technology Holdings Company that focuses on cryptocurrency sector, particularly Bitcoin Mining. Additional information is available by visiting company’s website at or on twitter at

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Sortium Joins UC Berkeley’s Blockchain Xcelerator Program



Sortium, the pioneering Generative AI & Web3 entertainment technology provider, announced today that they have been accepted into the UC Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator program, which aims to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology globally. The program provides non-dilutive support for selected teams, offering access to resources both on and off campus, including education, mentorship, networking opportunities, pitch coaching, and investor meetings.

Sortium’s inclusion in the program is a testament to its groundbreaking technology and innovative approach to showcasing the capabilities of generative artificial intelligence systems, web3, and dynamic private economic systems. With a team of web3 engineers, artificial intelligence engineers, and a full game studio, Sortium is uniquely positioned to help potential partners and clients understand what these technologies can accomplish. Their focus aligns perfectly with the program’s mission to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology globally, as they showcase the capabilities of generative artificial intelligence systems, web3, and dynamic private economic systems.

“We are excited to be part of the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator program,” said Sortium Founder and CEO, Marc Seal. “Our focus is on showcasing our technological framework to potential partners and clients, and the program provides us with a unique opportunity to access a global ecosystem of scholars, investors, and mentors to help us achieve our goals.”

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator program is located at UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship in the School of Engineering, which is just 30 minutes away from San Francisco and an hour away from Silicon Valley. The program offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and researchers to access a global ecosystem of scholars, investors, and mentors, thereby accelerating the development and adoption of blockchain technology.

Sortium joins a growing list of companies and organizations that have participated in the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator program, including AnChain, Bitmark, PlayTable, Plasm Network, Web3 Foundation, Algorand Foundation, Tezos Foundation, and Ripple. The program provides a range of resources and support to help these companies and organizations advance their technology and bring their solutions to market.

For more information about Sortium, please visit them at

About Sortium

Sortium empowers users with the full capabilities of a professional game and virtual production team through its innovative Sortium AI platform. As the creative director, simply instruct your AI Assistant using natural language, and watch your imagination come to life. Sortium, a trailblazing Generative AI & Web3 tech provider, revolutionizes gaming and virtual production by harnessing generative artificial intelligence, Web3, and dynamic private economic systems to create unparalleled experiences and true ownership of tokenized content.

Pioneering advancements in Entertainment, Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, and web3, Sortium transforms how enthusiasts engage with and own their digital assets, making blockchain technology accessible to all. Trusted by renowned brands such as Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, MLB, UEFA, and Topps, Sortium’s founders excel in crafting tailored web3 platforms, propelling these brands into the future of digital interaction, ownership, and community. Explore the potential of Sortium at

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