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Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 “Fintech Redefined.”

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Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (October 18) unveiled details of Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 (HKFW). The eighth edition of HKFW, themed “Fintech Redefined.” will take place from October 30 to November 5. This flagship event lies at the core of global fintech innovations and aims to shape the future of fintech across various dimensions of financial services and beyond.

Gathering global leaders at the forefront of innovation, technology, and finance

Organised by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and InvestHK, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Insurance Authority (IA), HKFW is set to attract more than 30 000 attendees and garner over 5 million online views from more than 90 economies.

Over 300 distinguished speakers and 540 exhibitors are expected to join the main physical conference taking place between November 2 and 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This year’s conference will bring together global leaders and world-leading fintech innovations to explore the future development of fintech through six key themes – global regulations and focuses such as sustainable and green finance; funding and venture capital as well as family office investments; exploring the realms of artificial intelligence (AI), Web3 and emerging frontiers; unveiling the latest opportunities within the dynamic Greater Bay Area; Hong Kong’s innovation journey; and business showcases.

The Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan, said, “Hong Kong’s fintech industry is entering a new era, where it is no longer solely about technology but also its real-life application. We are excited to witness this transformation and its impact on the financial ecosystem. The upcoming HKFW 2023, with its theme ‘Fintech Redefined.’, will serve as a remarkable platform to showcase pioneering advancements and opportunities in the industry, demonstrating how the real-life applications of fintech can improve financial inclusion, enhance customer experience and drive sustainable growth.”

New models, rules and value creation

Various captivating metaverse experiences will also feature at this year’s conference, presenting cutting-edge technologies under immersive and educational engagements. The experiences will also demonstrate the possibilities of the metaverse in connecting business and promoting Hong Kong culture through virtual games and augmented and virtual reality devices.

In addition, the cross-boundary Greater Bay Area Day will be resumed on October 31, presenting ample opportunities and synergies between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. A full day forum will be organised in Shenzhen, followed by a series of concurrent company tours to Mainland tech giants.

There will be dedicated spaces such as the Investor Lounge, Venture Stage, workshops and events specifically designed for investors. Additionally, InvestHK is excited to introduce the Women in Tech Lounge, a unique space with special workshops, panels, and networking events tailored to empower and connect women in the tech industry.

The Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of InvestHK, Dr Jimmy Chiang, said, “Hong Kong FinTech Week is the ultimate gathering for anyone eager to explore the frontiers of finance and technology, and witness the deepening collaborations within our thriving ecosystem as well as exciting convergence across diverse industries. Continuously pushing the boundaries of excellence, we are thrilled to have HKFW as an anchor event of VIVA HONG KONG, a remarkable lineup of financial, tech, Web3 and cultural events from the end of October to November, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and startups from around the world to be part of the dynamic momentum reinforcing Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s World City, financial centre and fintech hub.”

InvestHK will also host the much anticipated grand finale of the Global Scaleup Competition. The event will feature 13 finalists carefully selected by a panel of 50 international judges, including investors who collectively manage over US$54 billion in assets. This event is part of the broader Global Fast Track 2023 programme, which aims to foster connections between fintech firms, corporate clients, investors, and industry partners. This year, the program received an overwhelming response, with over 500 applications from 63 economies worldwide, setting a new record.

List of esteemed speakers at the main conference:

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and regulators:

  • The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee;
  • The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan;
  • The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui;
  • The Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong;
  • The Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan;
  • The Chief Executive of the HKMA, Mr Eddie Yue;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of the SFC, Ms Julia Leung;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of the IA, Mr Clement Cheung;
  • The Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan;
  • The Director-General of Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises, Mr Philip Yung; and
  • The Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of InvestHK, Dr Jimmy Chiang.

Mainland Government and regulators:

  • The Director of the Guangzhou Municipal Local Financial Supervision and Administration, Mr Qiu Yitong;
  • The Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau, Mr He Jie;
  • The senior representative of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; and
  • The senior representative of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Industry leaders:

  • The Chief Executive Officer of Citi Hong Kong & Macau, Ms Aveline San;
  • The Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC, Mr Bill Winters;
  • The Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coinbase, Mr Brian Armstrong;
  • The Chairman of Longling Capital, Mr Cai Wensheng;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Yuga Labs, Mr Daniel Alegre;
  • The Global Head of Christie’s Ventures, Mr Devang Thakkar;
  • The Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain and HashKey Group, Dr Xiao Feng;
  • Corporate Vice President of Tencent, Head of Tencent Financial Technology, Mr Forest Lin;
  • The Chief Economist of Circle International Financial, Mr Gordon Liao;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of J P Morgan Hong Kong and Head of Strategy Asia Pacific, Ms Harshika Patel;
  • The Vice President and Chief Information Officer of WeBank, Mr Henry Ma;
  • The Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Crypto.com, Mr Kris Marszalek;
  • The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sinovation Ventures and the President of Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute, Dr Lee Kai-fu;
  • The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of General Catalyst, Mr Hemant Taneja;
  • Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, Mr Kuantai Yeh;
  • The Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, Mrs Laura Cha;
  • Founding Partner of Hillhouse Capital, Mr Luke Li;
  • The Managing Member of The Department of XYZ and the Board Director of Gemini, Mr Matthew Homer;
  • The Global Partner of Fosun, the Co-Chairman of the board and the Chief Executive Officer of Fosun Capital, Mr Mike Xu;
  • The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ledger, Mr Pascal Gauthier;
  • The Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The Sandbox, Mr Sebastien Borget;
  • The Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, Mr Siu Yat;
  • The Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Mr Sun Yu;
  • The Global Head of Product of Wise, Mr Surendra Chaplot;
  • The Group Executive of the HSBC Group and Co-Chief Executive of HSBC Asia- Pacific, Mr Surendra Rosha;
  • The Co-founder of Chainlink, Mr Sergey Nazarov;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Onyx by J P Morgan and the Global Head of Financial Institution Payments, Mr Umar Farooq; and
  • The Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Asset, Mr Yuval Rooz.

HKFW will also include a series of fantastic events under VIVA HONG KONG featuring a diverse range of financial, tech, Web3 and cultural events throughout the city such as ApeFest Hong Kong, the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit and the StartmeupHK Festival. More information   of   VIVA HONG   KONG   can   be   found at www.fintechweek.hk/viva-hk.

Selected keynote sessions will be live-streamed via the official HKFW app and YouTube channel, as well as several metaverses including in Mainland China.

Further information can be found at https://www.fintechweek.hk/, or follow via official social media accounts:

LinkedIn: Hong Kong Fintech Week

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HongKongFinTechWeek

About Hong Kong FinTech Week

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, organised by the FSTB and InvestHK, and co-organised by the HKMA, the SFC and the IA, is Asia’s global financial technology event for scaling new heights. It is expected to host over 300 speakers, 540 sponsors and exhibitors, welcoming over 30,000 attendees and attracting over 5 million views from over 90 economies to the event. The week-long event will feature multitrack conferences with prominent speakers, exhibitions, a deal floor, workshops, networking and satellite events, demo sessions and metaverse experiences.

About InvestHK

InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment. It has set up a dedicated fintech team in Hong Kong to attract the world’s top innovative fintech enterprises, start-up entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders to set up and scale their business via Hong Kong into Mainland China, Asia, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.hongkong-fintech.hk.

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WEMIX Unveils Groundbreaking Updates for a Sustainable Blockchain Gaming Future

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WEMIX is thrilled to have unveiled its latest ecosystem updates and developments during WEMIX DAY. This special event featured an in-depth video presentation showcasing significant changes and innovations within the WEMIX ecosystem, marking the start of a new era for blockchain gaming.

Dedicated to enhancing the sustainability of its ecosystem through the “Prioritize and Focus” strategy, WEMIX is driving continuous change. Join us at WEMIX DAY as we reveal the future of the revitalized WEMIX ecosystem.

Watch the WEMIX DAY Video Presentation: YouTube Link.

During WEMIX DAY, we introduced several key initiatives and updates that will drive the future growth and sustainability of the WEMIX ecosystem:

WEMIX PLAY

WEMIX Pay 

WEMIX Pay is an innovative payment method for purchasing game content using the WEMIX native token, slated for release in the second half of this year. This feature is designed to establish WEMIX as a robust utility token, integrating seamlessly into major WEMIX PLAY games and driving increased utility and demand for WEMIX. Using WEMIX Pay earns you both PLAY Tokens and Prime Points, which are crucial for fueling the growth and sustainability of the WEMIX PLAY platform.

PLAY Token 

A key component of WEMIX Pay is the PLAY Token, a cryptocurrency obtained through WEMIX transactions and uniquely tied to actual game revenue. Unlike other tokens issued in large quantities without practical use, PLAY Tokens will only be minted when real game revenue is generated by WEMIX Pay. These PLAY Tokens are subsequently burned and not recirculated, preventing inflation. 

PLAY Tokens are primarily obtained through WEMIX Pay transactions, and can be exchanged for REFLECT Tokens at a fixed rate, providing a consistent value and facilitating transactions within the ecosystem. Reflect Tokens are designed to enhance the liquidity and stability of the WEMIX platform, enabling users to seamlessly convert their in-game earnings into a more stable form of currency that can be used across various WEMIX services and platforms.

Users can also receive PLAY Tokens as a reward for signing up early (pre-registration) and for participating in various activities within the WEMIX PLAY gaming community. These activities could include tasks such as playing games, completing challenges, engaging with the community, or other in-game and platform-based actions.

Prime Points 

Prime Points operate as a mileage system within the WEMIX ecosystem, earned in conjunction with PLAY Tokens through WEMIX Pay. Accumulating Prime Points increases your Prime Points level, unlocking exclusive benefits at each tier, including VIP passes, NFTs, airdrops, and early access to games. Further details on how to earn Prime Points through various ecosystem activities will be released soon.

WEMIX Buy-Back 

Designed as a virtuous cycle system, WEMIX Buy-Back allocates a minimum of 4-5% of WEMIX Pay revenue towards reducing supply and increasing user benefits.

WEMIX PLAY Reborn: https://wemixplay.com

The WEMIX PLAY platform is being reborn as a community-centric hub for blockchain games, where gamers and content creators can interact, share game strategies, enjoy memes, preview game art, and watch developer Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions. The newly revamped WEMIX PLAY will launch in beta in the second half of the year.

Upcoming New Games on WEMIX PLAY

  • Legend of Ymir: Based on Norse mythology, this game showcases realistic, dynamic character animations achieved through advanced facial expression and motion capture technology. It is scheduled for a global release in late 2025.
  • Project M: Developed by the esteemed studio behind the legendary MIR series, this Web3 MMORPG builds on the legacy of blockchain games, MIR4 and NIGHT CROWS. It is slated for release after 2025.
  • Meta Toy DragonZ SAGA: A collectible RPG where players collect and nurture unique toy dragons, expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
  • Crystals of Naramunz: An RPG set in a steampunk world with charming anthropomorphic characters. It is planned for an early 2025 release.

All games in the upcoming lineup will integrate WEMIX Pay, enhancing their utility and contributing to WEMIX Buy-Back resources, and foster a healthier ecosystem.

Wepublic: https://wepublic.com

Wepublic leverages the advanced blockchain technology of WEMIX to promote transparency in society. By utilizing blockchain, Wepublic enables transparent decision-making and fund flows. The platform’s SBT (Soulbound Token) based certification voting system ensures transparency by recording all decision-making processes on the blockchain. This innovative voting system has been successfully implemented in universities and religious institutions and will be accessible as an open platform by 2025.

Moreover, the blockchain-based Wepublic points system allows organizations to raise and use funds transparently without needing external audits, sharing the flow of funds with DAO members. The WEMIX donation feature, added last June, and the upcoming funding project service launching this August will help various organizations raise funds transparently for common goals.

Brioche Hard Fork

The recent Brioche Hard Fork saw approximately 434 million WEMIX burned and introduced a halving mechanism, reducing the amount of WEMIX minted per block in half. This marks the start of a healthier WEMIX ecosystem.

WEMIX: Committed to an Immersive Blockchain Gaming Experience

WEMIX remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering an immersive blockchain gaming experience through targeted strategies. Our unwavering dedication to ushering in a new era for WEMIX promises many more innovations on the horizon. Pre-register now for the newly revamped WEMIX PLAY gaming community platform to receive PLAY Tokens, and stay tuned for details on the upcoming PLAY Token airdrop for community participants.

For more information, please visit www.wemix.com or contact: pr@wemix.com.

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Physical Doge (PDOGE) Opens Multi-Round Presale Targeting Early Supporters

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Physical Doge (DOGE) has recently opened its multi-round presale for early supporters of the meme-inspired cryptocurrency. This event gives decreasing bonuses per round, with the first round offering an impressive 40% bonus for purchases. 

The project also features a clear token distribution plan, with allocations for presale, liquidity & listing, staking, and community rewards. With well-defined plans ahead, Physical Doge aims to become the next trendy project in the meme coin niche.

A Rare Opportunity for Memecoin Lovers

The ongoing presale for $PDOGE offers a rare opportunity for memecoin lovers. With its meticulously designed tokenomics and carefully planned distribution schedule, it ensures fairness and sustainability. 

Here is how it works: Round 1 of the presale offers a +40% bonus for purchases up to 5,000,000 $PDOGE. In Round 2, buyers can still enjoy a +25% bonus for purchases between 5,000,001 to 9,000,000 $PDOGE. The final opportunity in Round 3 grants a +17% bonus for purchases between 9,000,001 to 15,000,000 $PDOGE.

But that’s not all. There is a total supply of only 100,000,000 $PDOGE tokens. Allocations include Presale, Liquidity, Listing, Staking, and Community Rewards. The project ensures a balanced token distribution, meaning investors may see significant rewards as the project grows.

Physical DOGE – Present Features and Future Plans

The Physical DOGE team has shared several key features of this project. First of all, users can enjoy the ease and convenience of purchasing through the BNB Chain with minimal fees. 

Additionally, once purchased, the ownership of the Physical DOGE token immediately goes to the buyer. This prevents any delays or complications in owning the token.

Aiming to promote fair distribution and prevent market manipulation, each person is limited to a $5000 purchase limit. This strategy promotes equal participation and deters dumping activities by large investors or “whales.” Furthermore, upon completion of the presale phase, Physical DOGE will go live on top tier-2 exchanges.

One aspect that sets Physical DOGE apart from other memecoins is its initial market capitalization of only 5 million. Aiming low initially allows for gradual growth and stability in the long run.

Looking toward the future, it is important to mention that the Physical DOGE team has designed a roadmap of four phases. Phase 1 (or the “training” phase) involves rigorous preparation through physical and strategic training. This included the creation of a clear whitepaper to guide and unite the community. 

Phase 2 (the “King of Street” phase) lists staking, KOL collaborations, and large-scale marketing as key milestones. This phase aims to demonstrate Physical DOGE’s prowess in competitive environments.

Phase 3 (“Octagon”) will focus on hosting campaign events, launching staking platforms, securing users, and listing on top tier-2 exchanges.

Finally, Phase 4 (or the “Champion” phase) will push PDOGE on tier-1 exchanges. The team will also work to maintain solid prices through KOL partnerships and platforms and secure more users.

About Physical DOGE

Physical DOGE (PDOGE) is a new and exciting project inspired by the legendary Dogecoin phenomenon. It brings together a team of talented indie game artists who are passionate about web3 mining games. The team envisions a world where Dr. Koch, driven by a visionary dream, infuses Shiba Inu with potent muscle DNA. This is how the “Physical DOGE” meme came to life.

Beyond the meme power, this project has solid features and a clear roadmap. Multi-round presale offers bonuses up to +40%, creating a rare buying opportunity for early supporters. The project comes with a well-designed tokenomics, ensuring fairness and sustainability.

Anyone curious to learn how Physical DOGE works can simply visit the project’s website or read the whitepaper. As always in the crypto sector, PDOGE’s social pages provide valuable information and updates.

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$PRICK is the new PEPE: get a 75% token bonus ahead of the listing on OKX

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$PRICK on Solana already has a community of 1 million users, an NFT collection with a 75% cashback for holders, and a Telegram game with a 200 SOL monthly prize pool. With several major CEX listings coming starting from July 22, $PRICK is ready for a fast expansion.

The incredible rise of $PRICK: from a meme to an ecosystem with NFTs and a clicker game

$PRICK stands for Pickle Rick, and it’s one of the most talked about memecoin ecosystems on Solana. What started as a fun meme quickly became an ambitious project boosted by its passionate community of almost 1 million users, including 240 thousand on X (Twitter) and 740 thousand on Telegram. 

So successful is $PRICK that at least three major exchanges have already agreed or tentatively agreed to list it, including OKX, BingX, Bybit, and BitGet.

What is it about $PRICK that makes users pick it over hundreds of other memecoins on Solana? There are multiple factors, including fair token distribution; very good price performance; a game with large prizes in SOL and $PRICK; and NFTs that make holders eligible for a raffle and a 75% cashback.

Robust and fair tokenomics

  • The team has burned all the initial LP tokens, then renounced contract ownership;
  • 10% of the circulating supply was purchased in the open market and locked to finance CEX listings, community airdrop, and token burns;
  • There is no tax on buying, selling, or sending $PRICK;
  • The rest of the 1 billion $PRICK supply is released smoothly at the rate of 1% a month. 

Positive price dynamics and potential

Since its DEX launch at the end of May, $PRICK has never gone below the initial listing price – something that very few Solana memecoins can boast of. At the same time, the price currently sits 70% below the ATH, creating an interesting opportunity for buyers ahead of the scheduled listings on OKS, Bybit, and BingX. 

Telegram clicker game

$PRICK is one of the first memecoins to launch its own Telegram clicker game, inspired by the success of Hamster Kombat and Notcoin. As players earn points and complete tasks, they climb the leaderboard and compete for a share of the monthly 200 SOL prize pool and large bonuses in $PRICK. 

Mint one of the 101 NFTs to get 75% back in $PRICK and a ticket for the 1,000 SOL raffle

Pickle Rick’s exclusive NFT collection was launched on July 15 and features only 101 NFTs, each with a unique hand-drawn design of the title character, Pickle Rick. The main advantage of holding a Pickle Rick NFT is a massive 75% cashback in $PRICK that each holder will receive once the token is listed on OKX or Bybit on July 22. 

 Moreover, upon the listing on Bybit, the project will hold a raffle for all its NFT holders with a prize pool of 1,000 SOL. 

The cashback is calculated as 75% of the mint price of 12 SOL, translated into $PRICK at the exchange rate on July 22 (the listing day). As of the time of writing, part of the collection is still available to mint, but users should act quickly so as not to miss this opportunity. 

OKX and other major CEX listings coming soon – and where to buy $PRICK right now

The team of $PRICK has successfully negotiated with several large crypto exchanges to list the token. The series of listings is scheduled to start on July 22 with OKX, followed by $PRICK launch on BingX, Bybit, and BitGet. 

The news of each new listing can cause a significant surge of the $PRICK price. Ahead of the listings on these major platforms, users can already buy $PRICK on the following exchanges:

Raydium (Solana): $PRICK/SOL, contract address 6zoshtkmyX4kRFg3p152yV2bPssxeYdNvW3c6EVCE4UP

MEXC: $PRICK/USDT

In less than two months, Pickle Rick ($PRICK) has built one of the most active meme ecosystems on Solana, with hundreds of thousands of loyal followers, a generous system of incentives, NFTs, and even a game. This is just the beginning, however, as the team promises even more bullish news in the coming weeks. 

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