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Whampoa Digital and Wemade in strategic partnership for US$100 million Web3 Fund and digital asset initiatives in the Middle East

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Singapore-based Whampoa Digital and Wemade, a leading Korean gaming company, have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on a US$100 million Web3 Fund to be established by Wemade (“Wemade Web3 Fund”) as well as on digital asset initiatives in the Middle East.

As part of this collaboration, Whampoa Digital will be an ecosystem partner to Wemade’s WEMIX PLAY Center in Dubai International Financial Centre‘s Innovation Hub (DIFC Innovation Hub) as well as to the Wemade Web3 Fund. Both parties will engage in mutual deal and project referrals, particularly in the Web3 industry, and potentially co-invest in promising projects. 

Under a non-binding memorandum signed today, Whampoa Digital and Wemade will also leverage each other’s technical and operational know-how to develop blockchain infrastructure and solutions for the gaming and Web3 industries. The solutions developed will be applied and integrated with financial institutions supporting these industries to promote seamless adoption of digital assets globally. 

Wemade operates WEMIX PLAY, an established global Web3 gaming platform with over 250,000 concurrent players. It has developed a suite of blockchain solutions and has an established track record in investing in gaming studios, notably in Lionheart Studio, Shift Up and MADNGINE, the developer behind the massively successful NIGHT CROWS mobile and PC game.

Wemade is also developing the WEMIX PLAY Center, a global Web3 gaming hub at the DIFC Innovation Hub. The US$100 million Wemade Web3 Fund is targeted at promising gaming studios and blockchain projects that intend to set up an office in the WEMIX PLAY Center. DIFC Innovation Hub and WEMIX PLAY Center will provide state-of-the-art facilities and mentorship support to Wemade Web3 Fund’s investee companies.

DIFC Innovation Hub is the largest innovation community in the MENA region, and home to more than 700 growth-stage tech firms, established innovation companies, digital labs, venture capital firms, regulators, and educational entities.

Whampoa Digital is the technology investment arm of Whampoa Group, a privately-held investment company owned by several established families in Asia. It is an early investor in digital assets and Web3 ventures, working with Web2 and Web3 visionaries to propel innovation and drive mass adoption of blockchain technologies. It is also setting up Singapore Gulf Bank, a digital bank in Bahrain that will provide digital banking services to global investors, innovators and institutions participating in the digital economy.

Whampoa Group Senior Partner Aureole Foong said, “We are excited to be joining forces with Wemade, a powerhouse in the gaming space. This partnership will allow us to pioneer new horizons in the digital asset industry beyond our already established sectors, as well as foster innovation in the Middle East, one of the world’s fastest-growing regions in the Web3 space.”

“Through our partnership with Whampoa Digital, a leading investment firm in Singapore, we strive to share valuable insights related to blockchain technology, each party bringing their unique expertise to the partnership,” said Wemade CEO, Henry Chang. “We are committed to consistently expanding collaborations with outstanding global partners.”

The partnership demonstrates Wemade’s growing capabilities as an operational and technical provider of blockchain solutions beyond gaming and aligns with Wemade’s steadfast commitment to expanding its reach in the Middle East and North Africa region.

About WEMADE

A renowned industry leader and innovator in game development, Wemade is now leading a once-in-a-generation shift as the global games industry pivots to blockchain technology. Through subsidiary WEMIX, Wemade is building an experience-based, platform-driven, and service-oriented mega-ecosystem to offer a wide spectrum of intuitive, convenient, and easy-to- use Web3 services. This includes WEMIX PLAY, the world’s biggest blockchain gaming platform which can transform games of every genre into blockchain games. www.wemix.com/communication

About Whampoa Digital 

Whampoa Digital is the technology investment arm of Whampoa Group, a privately-held investment group headquartered in Singapore. It was founded by several Asian families dedicated to fostering enterprise and innovation. The founding families are also owners of some of Asia’s largest and most established businesses, in commodities, banking, insurance and real estate, and have also invested in many hypergrowth companies in sectors such as automation, new energy, fintech, and emerging areas such as Web3, blockchain and digital assets.

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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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