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HashKey Exchange Announces Official Uplift of Type 1 and Type 7 Licences, Becoming the First Licensed Exchange for Retail Users in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, 3 August 2023 – HashKey Exchange, a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) licensed virtual asset exchange, officially announces the upgrade of Type 1 and Type 7 licences, marking the first licensed trading platform in Hong Kong to offer retail services. As an existing Type 1 and Type 7 licences holder, HashKey Exchange successfully underwent a simplified process to obtain the licence upgrade. The successful license upgrade allows HashKey Exchange to expand its business scope from serving professional investors to retail users, fulfilling market demand for a licensed platform that offers users a safer and simpler process for buying and storing cryptocurrencies. HashKey Exchange also announces a brand revamp, now providing both professional investors and retail users with more secure and convenient virtual asset trading experiences.

Livio Weng, COO of HashKey Group said:” We are thrilled to become the first licenced trading platform in Hong Kong dedicated to serving retail users. With the establishment of licenced trading platforms and the further clarity of regulatory frameworks in Hong Kong, the industry as a whole will witness increased transparency, leading to a significant boost in investor confidence. As an industry leader, we will continue to fulfill our commitments in compliance, safety and security, ensuring our user benefits are fully protected and creating a trading platform tailored to retail users.”

Safety remains a top priority for HashKey Exchange. The platform was designed and developed from the outset in accordance with regulatory requirements to achieve native compliance, with a focus on multi-layered protection of user assets. User funds are kept under segregated accounts, separated from platform operations, with 98% in cold storage and 2% in hot wallets. In addition, the platform strictly adheres to regulatory requirements and undergoes regular audits and compliance inspections conducted by the Big 4 auditing firms, establishing itself as one of the most secure exchanges globally.

In addition to supporting fiat currency deposits and withdrawals, HashKey Exchange will establish more partnerships with top tier banks to provide convenient fiat currency funding and withdrawal services for users. Furthermore, the platform has opened the only compliant OTC trading in the Asia-Pacific region, offering users more trading options.

Simultaneously, HashKey Exchange has officially launched its virtual asset over-the-counter (OTC) trading service, HashKey Brokerage. This is the first compliant OTC trading platform in Hong Kong following the implementation of the new virtual asset exchange regulatory framework by the Securities and Futures Commission in June. The platform offers high liquidity bulk trading for investors and high-net-worth clients, providing a secure and reliable channel for fund circulation.

In addition to supporting fiat on-and-off ramps, HashKey Exchange has also partnered up with Standard Chartered Bank to provide users with convenient fiat currency deposit and withdrawal services. At the same time, we also offer compliant OTC trading services, expanding users’ trading options.

Recently, HashKey Exchange has been actively expanding its team, onboarding over ten senior professionals with extensive experience in exchange operations. They will collaborate with top financial experts in Hong Kong to form the core team of HashKey Exchange, ensuring exceptional product quality and user experience.

HashKey Exchange has officially opened pre-registration, and registered users will be rewarded with HashKey EcoPoints (HSK). To commemorate this milestone, a grand ceremony will be held in August, bringing together industry leaders, banking partners, insurance institutions, and universities to celebrate and unveil product details.

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About HashKey Exchange

On a mission to set the bar for virtual asset exchanges in compliance, safety, and security, HashKey Exchange has received approval from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong to operate a virtual asset trading platform under a Type 1 (Dealing in securities) licence and a Type 7 (Providing automated trading services) licence to provide trading services to both institutional and retail users . HashKey Exchange operates under Hash Blockchain Limited in Hong Kong. HashKey Exchange is also ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 certified.

About HashKey Group

HashKey Group is an end-to-end digital asset financial services group in Asia. The Group provides a complete ecosystem across the entire digital asset landscape, ranging from trading, custody, venture investment, technologies to Web3 infrastructure. HashKey’s senior team has decades of investment and trading experience and deep market insights gained from tier-one banks, regulators and FinTech ventures. By bringing together the most advanced blockchain research and development and technologies, HashKey identifies potential opportunities and delivers end-to-end solutions that operate within regulatory frameworks with the highest compliance standards. The Group has operations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, and extensive partnerships with FinTech and blockchain solutions providers, academic institutions and associations.

Website: https://group.hashkey.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HashKeyGroup

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Zeebu Takes ETHDenver by Storm as Cypher Sponsor, Presents ZBU Governance Hackathon with Prize Pool of Over $45K in Prizes, $2M in Grants

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Zeebu’s participation and sponsorship at ETHDenver spotlight the future of DeFi and blockchain governance, setting a new standard for community and developer engagement.

Zeebu, a pioneering force in the DeFi and Web3 space, announces its participation as a Cypher Sponsor at ETHDenver, the world’s largest and longest-running ETH event, taking place from February 23rd to March 3rd. This sponsorship marks Zeebu’s commitment to nurturing the Web3 community, fostering innovation, and promoting the spirit of #BUIDLing. With a series of keynotes, hackathons, and unique community engagement initiatives, Zeebu aims to inspire and catalyze the next generation of blockchain brilliance.

“ETHDenver represents not just a community gathering, but a melting pot of ideas shaping the future of blockchain. We’re here to be a part of that future—to contribute, learn, and grow with the community,” says Raj Brahmbhatt, Founder and CEO of Zeebu. “Our involvement as a Cypher Sponsor underscores our belief in the power of community-driven innovation and our commitment to the DeFi ecosystem.”

At the heart of ETHDenver, Zeebu will be a participant and a significant contributor, supporting the future of blockchain and connecting with industry peers, innovators, founders, developers, and the broader Ethereum community. The event will feature Zeebu’s team delivering insights into the future of decentralized finance and Zeebu’s role in revolutionizing the telecom settlement process with Web3 technologies.

“DeFi is at an inflection point, and at Zeebu, we are at the forefront of harnessing its potential to transform industries. Our presentation at ETHDenver will shed light on where we see the space heading and how Zeebu is leading the charge in making these technologies accessible and impactful,” shares Keshav Pandya, Co-founder & COO of Zeebu.

Adding to the excitement, Zeebu announces an exciting lineup of events and initiatives, including:

ZBU Governance Innovation Hackathon

Zeebu is set to host the ZBU Governance Innovation Hackathon, challenging participants to create groundbreaking solutions for blockchain governance. With prizes totalling $48,000 USDC for the winners and special grants worth up to $2 million in ZBU tokens for budding projects, the hackathon represents a significant opportunity for developers and startups to impact the future of Zeebu’s blockchain ecosystem.

Booth Donation Initiative

Zeebu is donating its booth space to showcase emerging talents and projects, emphasizing support for the community’s growth.

Empowering Innovators: Sponsorship for Developers

By sponsoring over 100 developers, Zeebu aims to boost innovation and support new talents in the Ethereum ecosystem.

Zeebu’s Visionaries Share Their Insights

Raj Brahmbhatt and Keshav Pandya, Zeebu’s leading minds, are set to deliver talks on the transformative impact of DeFi and Zeebu’s role in shaping the future of payments technology.

The ten-day event will begin with ETHDenver’s flagship hackathon, dubbed #BUIDLathon, and progress into the Main Event beginning February 29, 2024. The event will feature an NFT gallery, gaming arcade, workshops, networking gatherings, and more.

For more information on Zeebu, please visit zeebu.com.

About Zeebu

Zeebu, the pioneering Web3 Neobank, having settled more than $900M in telecom transactions, is quickly emerging as a trusted payment and settlement partner for global telecom businesses. Currently serving over 100 active telecom carriers, the platform is revolutionizing the industry by introducing blockchain-based settlements and the ZBU loyalty token. The ZBU token facilitates instant and secure global transactions and rewards participants for successful settlements on the platform.

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Web3 Neobank Platform, Zeebu Unveils Major Token Burn Through Phoenix Protocol

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Zeebu, the Web3 Neobank platform, has recently announced a strategic move to introduce the ZBU Phoenix Protocol. This initiative, aimed at optimizing token supply, underscores Zeebu’s commitment to build an ecosystem with a foundation of trust, backed by transparency and sustainability. 

Zeebu is a blockchain-based platform, specifically engineered for telecom transactions. It aims to revolutionize the sector by enabling automated settlements, facilitating seamless global payments, and bolstering efficiency and security through a unified telecom payment ecosystem. The ZBU token is a key component of the Zeebu platform. It plays a pivotal role in enabling smooth global transactions and introducing an on-chain loyalty mechanism. The ZBU loyalty token serves to incentivize and reward partners within the ecosystem for their active participation.

At the core of Zeebu’s ethos lies a steadfast commitment to revolutionizing finance and fostering sustainable growth. With the introduction of the ZBU Phoenix Protocol, Zeebu reaffirms its dedication to enhancing the long-term value proposition of the ZBU token in the market. The ZBU Phoenix Protocol, inspired by the symbolic cycle of rebirth and renewal associated with the phoenix, is meticulously crafted to strengthen the ZBU ecosystem’s health and stability.

The ZBU Token Burn Program is designed to systematically reduce the total supply of ZBU tokens, thereby enhancing market stability and fortifying the foundation of the Zeebu ecosystem. Through a carefully calibrated auto-burn mechanism, Zeebu will dynamically adjust the burn quantity based on consumption patterns and market prices, ensuring a balanced approach to token management.

Transparency and accountability are at the forefront of Zeebu’s operations. Each token burn event will be meticulously recorded and publicly accessible on the blockchain, providing stakeholders with full visibility into the process. Additionally, a portion of the tokens from the accumulated burning pool will be allocated towards new initiatives, further enriching the Zeebu ecosystem.

“The ZBU Token Burn Program reflects our commitment to innovation and sustainability in the decentralized finance space,” said Raj Brahmbhatt, the CEO and Founder of Zeebu. “By implementing this initiative, we aim to ensure a stable market presence of $ZBU token, while also promoting ecosystem growth.”

As Zeebu continues to spearhead innovation in the realm of decentralized finance, the ZBU Token Burn Program serves as a cornerstone of its strategic vision. By reducing token supply systematically and transparently, Zeebu is poised to create a more resilient and prosperous financial ecosystem for all stakeholders.

Zeebu is gearing up to release more specifics about the timeline and quantity for the ZBU token burn. The comprehensive information about the Phoenix Protocol can be found here.

About Zeebu:

‍Zeebu, the pioneering Web3 Neobank, having settled more than half a billion in telecom transactions, is quickly emerging as a trusted payment and settlement partner for global telecom businesses. The platform, currently serving over 100 active telecom carriers, is revolutionizing the industry with the introduction of blockchain-based settlements and the ZBU loyalty token. The ZBU token is designed to facilitate instant and secure global transactions and reward participants for successful settlements on the platform.

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una Messenger: The Omnichain Communication Platform For a Truly Unbound Universal Blockchain Ecosystem

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  • New, evolved iteration of “PAPYRUS” token-gated messenger creates and links vast communities connected through tokens within the blockchain ecosystem
  • Upcoming “una Swap” feature facilitates asset swaps across multiple chains in a single transaction; “mudskipper” function automatically acquires native coins required to complete each transaction
  • unagi Naming Service (uNS) replaces lengthy wallet addresses with a unique personalized identity

una Messenger, the new, evolved iteration of the “PAPYRUS Messenger” token-gated communication platform, was revealed on February 11 by leading global web3 developer Wemade as the comprehensive communication platform of the WEMIX Foundation “unagi” omnichain initiative. unagi (shorthand for “Unbound Networking & Accelerating Growth Initiative”), pioneers the mass adoption of blockchain by seamlessly integrating diverse blockchains and services. 

Unbound and transparent communication

Going beyond its origin as a platform for WEMIX-based communities, una Messenger creates and links vast communities connected through tokens within the blockchain ecosystem. una Messenger offers both official channels for each token that any holder can join and private channels that are accessible based on each holder’s digital assets where you can chat about tokens, NFTs, and other various topics. This innovative communication approach for exchanging opinions and assets is done by connecting all blockchain networks and digital assets supported by unagi through either una Wallet, WEMIX Wallet, PLAY Wallet, or Wepublic Wallet.

The first step as una Messenger begins with the integration of Wepublic Wallet and DAO. The Wepublic platform launched by Wemade, which utilises blockchain technology, is a platform that allows users to create and transparently operate their own decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs). With the inclusion of the Wepublic Wallet to the existing supported wallets, all DAOs active within Wepublic can now establish new communication channels using una Messenger. Moreover, SBT(Soul Bound Token) issued within DAOs will serve as Proof of Qualification for entering DAO channels in una Messenger, facilitating more active communication between DAO members in each channel.

una Messenger also promises to deliver much more vivid and meaningful communication via the upcoming live streaming chat feature. Live Streaming will not only help boost interaction and engagement between users, but also build and expand the shared communities connected through una Messenger. 

New omnichain interactive DeFi features

The upcoming “una Swap” feature facilitates asset swaps across multiple chains in a single transaction. Now, both ideas and assets can be easily exchanged across all chains within the networks supporting the unagi initiative including Arbitrum, Avalanche, BNB Chain, Ethereum, Optimism, Klaytn, Kroma, Polygon and WEMIX3.0. 

una Swap 2.0 will introduce the “mudskipper” function designed to streamline asset transfers across multiple chains while alleviating concerns about possessing network-specific native coins required for gas fees. Simply put, “mudskipper” will automatically process cross-chain swaps and transactions by acquiring the native coins required to complete each transaction.

Another una Messenger innovation, the unagi Naming Service (uNS) will revolutionise user experience by providing a convenient solution that allows users to replace lengthy wallet addresses with a unique personalised identity. This not only simplifies asset exchanges but also fosters a more engaging communication environment.

With the introduction of innovative features like una Swap and live streaming, and a novel approach to omnichain interactive DeFi, una Messenger has evolved into a unified communication platform that enables the creation of immersive and dynamic user experiences. una Messenger is the one and only communication platform for a truly unbound universal blockchain ecosystem.

Download una Messenger from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, or visit www.unamessenger.com for more information.

About Wemade 

WEMADE aims to accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technology, and is building through its WEMIX subsidiary, an experience-based, platform-driven, and service-oriented mega-ecosystem. Based on the WEMIX3.0 Mainnet, the WEMIX ecosystem features a wide spectrum of intuitive, convenient, and easy-to-use Web3 protocols and services. www.wemade.com / www.wemix.com/communication 

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