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Unido – Leading the Race at Bridging Institutional Investors to Crypto Markets

To demonstrate the use case and commercial viability of Unido Enterprise Platform (EP), it is helpful to compare with an established digital asset management platform which has built in DeFi options. Enzyme (MLN) has been selected for competitor comparison and analysis, given it launched in July 2016 and provides similar services and features as EP,…

To demonstrate the use case and commercial viability of Unido Enterprise Platform (EP), it is helpful to compare with an established digital asset management platform which has built in DeFi options. Enzyme (MLN) has been selected for competitor comparison and analysis, given it launched in July 2016 and provides similar services and features as EP, […]
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Introducing Bitdeer Group, the World’s Premier All-Inclusive Digital Asset Mining Service Provider

SINGAPORE, Sep 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Bitdeer Group was established by renowned crypto pioneer Jihan Wu, the co-founder of Bitmain and Matrixport, which provides mining-related services to individuals and enterprise clients worldwide. With its headquarters located in Singapore, Bitdeer Group has branches in North America, Europe, and other regions. Bitdeer Group is committed…

SINGAPORE, Sep 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Bitdeer Group was established by renowned crypto pioneer Jihan Wu, the co-founder of Bitmain and Matrixport, which provides mining-related services to individuals and enterprise clients worldwide. With its headquarters located in Singapore, Bitdeer Group has branches in North America, Europe, and other regions. Bitdeer Group is committed to becoming the world’s most reliable digital asset mining service provider. It offers three lines of business – Bitdeer, Mining Datacenter, and smart mining service. Bitdeer Group is developing market-oriented strategies and integrating resources for high-quality services and major moves in its global operations.Together, these verticals reflect Bitdeer Group’s professional development as well as its drive to continually cultivate authentic and trustworthy services for participants of the blockchain space. “Over the long-term, the blockchain industry is bullish and is undeniably the biggest opportunity for both investors as well as developers. The innovations in this industry may even surpass those that came with the advent of the internet,” said Jihan Wu, chairman and founder of Bitdeer Group.Mining and acquiring digital currencies are complex processes, but there are ways to obtain newly minted cryptocurrency without contending with technical intricacies. Whether you are a crypto-curious newcomer or a long-time believer, Bitdeer Group’s mining machine sharing, Mining Datacenters, and mining management platform weave together a seamless, easy acquisition strategy for any user around the world. “Bitdeer Group has made arrangements to adapt to developments in the mining sector and changes in the market,” said Matt Kong, CEO of Bitdeer Group.One-Click Mining with Bitdeer’s Top-Notch ServiceAs the world’s first platform to deliver real hashrate capacity at the base rate of 1 TB, Bitdeer features straightforward traceability for hashrates, direct payouts from the mining pool, and customizable service plans, with a convenience that makes it possible for anyone to take advantage of mining. Bitdeer offers support for more than 10 cryptocurrencies – including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin, and Doge – providing a variety of choices that fit short-term and long-term wealth creation objectives.Moreover, Bitdeer’s service verticals include Cloud Hashrate, Cloud Hosting, and Hashrate Market for retail customers, as well as the Institutional Customer Service. Bitdeer’s cloud service is convenient for its kind for anyone anywhere in the world.Right now, Bitdeer has hundreds of thousands of mining machines running in Europe and North America, with monthly traffic of over 3 million visitors as an endorsement of long-time clients.Energy-Efficient Mining Datacenters with a Global FootprintMining Datacenter was the first to develop standardized, professional mining facilities and provide cryptocurrency mining services to global partners, drawing from eight years of experience in the field. This includes site selection, facility design, construction, maintenance, and general one-stop technical support. Its team originates from Bitmain’s former mining department.So far, more than 30 Mining Datacenters have been constructed for proprietary and client usage, as well as partners located around the world. Bitdeer’s fundamental infrastructure is supported by sophisticated Mining Datacenters located in various parts of the United States and Norway. These facilities can operate at an optimum level under various climate conditions and link up various forms of power supply.Altogether, Mining Datacenters wield the world’s sizable aggregate mining capacity. Its facility in the USA is one of the largest operations of its kind in North America. Alongside a focus on being fully compliant with regulatory demands, Mining Datacenters are forging a path to 100% renewable energy.Boosted Efficiency with Smart Mining ServiceAs an integrated smart mining service of Bitdeer Group, it offers a unified platform for infrastructure oversight and control, giving miners the means to solve problems that they may encounter during their regular operations and achieve the highest efficiency. Tracing its roots to the Antsentry team of Bitmain, it helps miners solve problems they may face during mining operations to achieve the best efficiency.This proprietary infrastructure software suite is utilized to regulate the expansive operations involving hardware assets spanning continents. The platform assists miners to prevent and solve problems that may arise during day-to-day operations. It can provide up to a 100% boost in efficiency while eliminating the need for human intervention by 50% for large-scale mining farms.The platform includes automated monitoring functionalities, batch management features, security capabilities, data-driven analysis, as well as energy and power meter management processes. The platform is calibrated to mesh with all mainstream mining rig models and pools for maximal impact in any context.Bitdeer Group Is Committed to Becoming the World’s Most Reliable Digital Asset Mining Service ProviderWith more than 300 staff spread across facilities around the world, Bitdeer Group is distributed at a global scale, ensuring risk resistance and versatility that enables stable mining 24 hours a day, seven days a week.That makes it even more crucial to merge diverse cloud services with its infrastructural backbone and intelligent management and maintenance platform for cutting-edge mining services. With a philosophy rooted in the origins of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, Bitdeer Group is prepared to service customers who are in pursuit of stable, dependable crypto financial growth.About Bitdeer GroupBitdeer Group is the world’s leading digital asset mining service provider. It was founded by Jihan Wu, a renowned pioneer in the crypto industry, along with Sequoia Capital, IDG, and other well-known investment institutions in the blockchain field. Founded in 2020 with headquarters in Singapore, Bitdeer Group has branches in the United States, Europe, and other countries and regions. Under the group, there are currently three business lines – Bitdeer, Mining Datacenter, and smart mining service. Together, they provide a full range of mining services, including mining machine sharing, mining infrastructure construction, and mining operation management. www.bitdeergroup.com.For more information, please contact:Website: https://bitdeergroup.com/ Business Contact: [email protected] Contact: [email protected] Copyright 2021 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com
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Strong Mainland China demand boosts Swiss watch industry

HONG KONG, Sep 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association and the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries, the special edition of the 40th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and the ninth Salon de TE begin tomorrow…

HONG KONG, Sep 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association and the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries, the special edition of the 40th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and the ninth Salon de TE begin tomorrow at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. To help industry participants grasp the latest market information and trends and formulate strategies for post-pandemic growth, the three organisations hosted the Hong Kong International Watch Forum on 30 August. The forum invited watch association representatives from Mainland China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and Switzerland to share on the watch industry’s current trade performance in the region and offer perspectives that can help the global watchmaking industry continue to move forward.Daniel Tsai, Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd (centre), with Student Group merit award winners Chan Yin-kei (R), Lau Ka-ki and Ho Wing-kiu; champion Yip Tsz-yan; and first runner-up Ho See-long (L)”Insight”, the creation of Student Group champion Yip Tsz-yanThe “Global Luxury Watch Investment and Market Outlook in Mainland China” forum on 10 September will feature insights from John Ng, Horologer of Montres S.A.Swiss representative – US demand has also reboundedEven though the pandemic has battered the global economy and posed significant challenges for the watch and clock industry, the speakers’ view was that markets are steadily recovering. They noted that imports, exports, production volumes and profits have all rebounded from the depths of 2020, although still remain shy of 2019 levels.Thierry Dubois, the representative from Switzerland’s Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, explained that Swiss watch exports during the first six months of 2021 have improved year-on-year. In 2020, the country’s total exports dropped 21.7% compared to the previous year. However, the total export value remained on a par with that of 2019, dipping only 0.5% to 10.6 billion Swiss francs. This was thanks to the Mainland China market, which has seen a surge in demand for luxury Swiss watches since last summer. Demand from the US also began picking up from March this year, which was sooner than the Swiss watch industry anticipated.Mr Dubois pointed out that Asia now represents the largest market overall for Swiss watch exports, with Mainland China being the leading market, followed by the US, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. He foresees that by 2025, the mainland’s consumption will pull further ahead and account for 46-48% of all luxury watch purchases.He added that the pandemic has created new consumer habits, with prolonged lockdowns giving consumers more time to reflect on their watch purchases and make new discoveries. “We have observed that online sales quickly replaced physical sales, as shops had to close during the lockdowns. In 2019, online sales represented 10-15% of total sales of luxury products. We expect this will rise to 30% by 2025. At the same time, the importance of social media for communication, interaction and sales has continued to grow. Livestreaming has exploded, and the trend is particularly visible in Asia. With the increase in e-commerce, the demand for efficient logistics and delivery has also climbed, because today’s online shoppers expect swift product deliveries once they have placed an order,” said Mr Dubois. He remarked that there has also been a notable increase in the demand for “pre-owned” watches – or watches that have been possessed by someone else – which is expected to rise by 15-20% within four years.German representative – physical stores remain attractiveGuido Grohmann, the representative from Germany’s Federal Associations of Jewellery, Watches, Silverware and Supplying Industry e.V. (BVSU), said the country’s exports of watches, clocks and parts saw a significant year-on-year decline of 14.1% in 2020, including falls of 7.5% in the European Union (EU) and 16.4% in Asia. The situation was largely echoed in imports. In 2020, German imports of watches, clocks and parts fell 6.2% compared to the previous year, with the biggest decline registered in Asia, at 8.7%. Despite this, imports from the EU rose 28.5%, with logistics operating more smoothly among EU countries. In 2021, both exports and imports continued to strengthen during the first five months with imports faring even better than the same period in 2019.While e-commerce continues to gain popularity, Mr Grohmann said that offline stores are still maintaining their attractiveness. He remarked that even though lower-priced products were sold online during the pandemic, consumers still preferred going to stores to buy high-end products as it allows them to try out the luxury goods. As for logistics, he noted, “The COVID crisis has reflected that we still have huge problems within the supply chain, especially in shipping parts. Industries are looking into reinventing local suppliers in Europe to attain a more secure supply chain. It would be much better if the world’s governments [could] focus on how to re-enact the fast and solid supply chain that we used to have. From the watch industry’s perspective, we have to discuss this on a global level. It is difficult, but it can be solved.”The Hong Kong International Watch Forum was held as a webinar on 6 September. A replay will soon be available on the Watch & Clock Fair website.Hong Kong Watch & Clock Competition identifies local design talentTo raise the design standards of the Hong Kong watch industry, nurture local designers and inject new impetus into the industry, the HKTDC collaborated with the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd to organise the 38th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Competition. This year’s competition was once again divided into the Open Group and the Student Group, adopting the themes of “Minimalism” and “Live Fully” respectively. About 90 high-quality entries were received, from which a panel of 10 judges from various sectors selected the winning entries.The results of the competition have been announced and the champion in the Open Group was Tam Kwok-tung for his design titled “SPACE_BAR”. Housed in a transparent container, the design beautifully encapsulates the simplicity of the watch’s movements. The first runner-up prize was claimed by the Ballerina Watch Company Limited and its design “Singing Bowl”. The design forgoes a traditional watch crown to accentuate the unified and symmetrical watch case design. Second runner-up was Wong Ting-bong for his design “D012”. The unique open design of the minute dial is topped with a linear second hand, which perfectly represents the concept of points, lines and surfaces as the hands move.In the Student Group, the Hong Kong Design Institute’s Yip Tsz-yan was crowned champion for her design “Insight”. Her watch’s bezel and glass are made with a diamond-cut design, and the case-back contains fancy glass that refracts light and reflects colours. Ho See-long from the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong claimed first runner-up with her design titled “Serendipity”. The design reflects the idea that the happiness and fortune people seek may already be surrounding them and that every trivial matter in daily life can be a miracle. The second runner-up prize was taken by another Hong Kong Design Institute student, Pui Hong-yiu, whose design “Expedition” drew inspiration from the film Around the World in 80 Days. The watch’s oversized design symbolises the confidence and motivation for taking an expedition, while the mini globes on the face can display the wearer’s location.The champions of the Open Group and Student Group will be sponsored to attend the INHORGENTA MUNICH 2022 trade fair in Germany. All the winning and finalist entries will also be displayed during the Watch & Clock Fair to showcase Hong Kong’s design prowess to global industry participants and the general public.Renowned watchmaker shares tips on luxury watch investment in Mainland ChinaIn addition to the above events, the annual Asian Watch Conference will be held on 9 September during the Watch & Clock Fair. With the theme, “Redesigning the Future of Luxury Watches”, experts will look at the future for the luxury watch sector from the perspective of product design trends and marketing strategies, helping watchmakers and manufacturers to be more future-ready. Trade professionals interested in attending the conference can register at the event website. https://tinyurl.com/crnrkc2rMeanwhile, a sharing session titled “Global Luxury Watch Investment and Market Outlook in Mainland China” will be held on the afternoon of 10 September. John Ng, Horologer of Montres S.A., who is known as the only Asian disciple of master watchmaker Philippe Dufour, will be joined by Ho Sai-chu, Chairman of Chih Lo Lou Art Promotion (Non-Profit Making) Ltd, as well as three auction house representatives: Cissy Ngan, Associate Vice President and Specialist at Christie’s, Mary Lee, Consultant at Sotheby’s and Jill Chen, Head of Watches, Hong Kong at Phillips. They will discuss global luxury watch investment and share insights on watch collecting, the prospects for watch investment in Mainland China, the role of young people in the watch industry, and the industry’s outlook in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Interested trade professionals can register here. https://tinyurl.com/crnrkc2r The 40th HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and the ninth Salon de TE both begin tomorrow. The physical fairs will run from 8 to 12 September at the HKCEC, while the online version will run until 19 September. The hybrid format will help global watch traders explore more business opportunities. The five-day fairs at the HKCEC will open to industry buyers and, for the first time, also to the general public, offering local watch lovers the opportunity to shop for precious timepieces.Fair websites- Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair: https://hkwatchfair.hktdc.com- Salon de TE: https://hkwatchfair.hktdc.com/te- Photo download: https://bit.ly/3zH79e9About HKTDC The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedInMedia enquiries:HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs DepartmentJanet Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4369, Email: [email protected] Tang, Tel: +852 2584 4544, Email: [email protected] Copyright 2021 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com
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‘Barbie Universe’: Inside the 62-Year-Old Doll’s Expansion Into Movies, TV Shows and Instagram Channels

Mattel’s Barbie doll made her debut in February 1959, making Barbie 62 years old. A Mattel spokeswoman would not confirm Barbie’s exact age as a beloved teen character but told TheWrap that Barbie — full name Barbara Millicent Roberts — remains a perpetual high school junior. Barbie’s lack of a high school diploma has not…

Mattel’s Barbie doll made her debut in February 1959, making Barbie 62 years old. A Mattel spokeswoman would not confirm Barbie’s exact age as a beloved teen character but told TheWrap that Barbie — full name Barbara Millicent Roberts — remains a perpetual high school junior.

Barbie’s lack of a high school diploma has not stopped her from growing an empire that extends well beyond the toy aisle: Barbie, who has had more than 200 careers — from astronaut to robotics engineer — is now having a moment as a screen star with the Sept. 1 debut of a new Netflix musical special “Big City, Big Dreams.” Barbie’s first live-action movie, starring Margot Robbie and directed by Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird,” “Little Women”), also was recently announced.

Although Barbie has had numerous animated TV incarnations, including musicals, over the years, the Netflix project is arguably her first presence as original programming for a major streamer. “Big City, Big Dreams!” also introduces a new character into Barbie’s world, New Yorker Barbie Brooklyn Roberts, whom Malibu resident Barbie Millicent Roberts meets on a big trip to the Big Apple to become a star. Surprise, the Barbies become roommates (yes, same last name, but different middle names).

Along with her many careers over the years — more on the list include fashion designer, surgeon, chef, ballerina and Olympic skier — Barbie has one identity that has never varied for 60-plus years: Intellectual Property Barbie.

“Barbie is obviously a very relevant pop cultural icon; she’s been resonating with fans of all ages for generations,” said Lisa McKnight, global head of Barbie & Dolls Portfolio for El Segundo-based Mattel Inc. “Barbie is experiencing incredible momentum right now. Last year, Barbie was the No. 1 toy property in the world … it’s the perfect time to bring Barbie to the big screen.”

What’s next for Barbie? How about a Broadway show, or NFT Barbie?

“We’re always looking for new expressions of the brand, new ways to use the brand,” McKnight told TheWrap. “Everything is on the table — we’ll leave it at that.”

The list of more than 25 TV and film projects either existing or in development based on Mattel characters (announced as of July 20) includes movies based on Hot Wheels (also soon to introduce NFTs around the brand), Masters of the Universe, Polly Pocket, Rock Em Sock Em Robots and American Girl, and TV shows based on Thomas & Friends, Pictionary and a Whac-A-Mole game show. However, with Mattel reporting 70 million Barbies sold each year, she clearly stands among Mattel’s potential IP royalty.

“Barbie & Barbie” (Mattel)

Jay Tucker, who heads up the Center for Management Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports for UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, said Barbie represents the opposite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes dominating the film landscape at the moment because the toy came first, followed by the entertainment IP, rather than the way Marvel comics, TV and movies have spawned toys, action figures and collectibles.

“There is a kind of Barbie Universe,” Tucker said. “Barbie and some of these other characters that come from toys or games, like GI Joe (“Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origin Story” was released July 23) or Pac-Man, ultimately what you have is this multi-dimensional, multi-platform franchise, and you can experience the brand in a ton of different ways.”

Tucker added: “We’ve seen all kinds of examples of this intersection of brands and entertainment, and there’s an incredible brand in Barbie that’s been around forever … There’s a ton of pent-up love for the brand, and for toys. I think we are at a point now where the combination of high production values and nostalgia will get people to fall in love with it right away.”

Ghen Laraya Long, an entertainment attorney who formerly worked on developing IP from manga animation characters for the media company Tokyopop, said that Barbie and her family (she has three sisters) may have an edge in competing with “superhero fatigue” created by the ubiquitous Marvel Universe (although there is, in fact, a Wonder Woman Barbie, one of many Barbies that have been paired with other brands during her history). And, since the Barbie Doll has existed for generations, Long said mothers and daughters — and even grandmothers –can connect with Barbie stories.

Long also praised Mattel for making a concerted effort to reinvent the original blond, blue-eyed Barbie with permanently high-heeled feet and impossible measurements into a myriad of role model dolls representing various races, body types, hair colors and textures, athletic abilities and physical disabilities.

McKnight said that Mattel has particularly focused on making sure to create Barbies that represent careers in which women have been underrepresented, particularly STEM professions, to inspire girls “and show them they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.”

Barbie has stayed connected with young audiences via social media, McKnight added. “She’s been the No. 1 toy in social conversation. She’s got two Instagram channels, @barbiestyle has more than 2 million followers,” she said. “What’s fun about the channels is, that’s Barbie in the first person, talking about her everyday life. Barbie reflects what’s going on in the culture. She goes to events; she eats in the latest restaurants. When the world went into quarantine, so did Barbie.”

Barbie is also a vlogger, with social issues on her mind — and speaks out to her more than 5 million followers on YouTube. In the video below, she and her pal Nikki take on race issues.

“It’s important to have ongoing conversations about standing up to racism, so I invited my good friend Nikki to join the vlog to share her experiences about when she has been treated unfairly,” says the text that goes with the video. “I am grateful for her honesty and friendship. To be a good friend, it’s important to listen, to understand, and to notice when bad things are happening to other people and to do something to help stop it. I hope that after hearing from Nikki, you too, will be inspired to continue taking a stand against racism.”

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American Creative Redefines Advertising with Internet Marketing for Small Business

American Creative is right up there to kick it off in style when it comes to internet marketing for small businesses.Fort Lauderdale, FL — (ReleaseWire) — 09/02/2021 — Internet marketing is a new rage. Whether it’s small or large enterprises, online marketing is gaining prominence. It owes a lot of that to social media. Small…

American Creative is right up there to kick it off in style when it comes to internet marketing for small businesses.Fort Lauderdale, FL — (ReleaseWire) — 09/02/2021 — Internet marketing is a new rage. Whether it’s small or large enterprises, online marketing is gaining prominence. It owes a lot of that to social media. Small businesses are getting their feet wet worldwide, thanks to plenty of encouraging platforms. It’s high time for those that have not yet made a foray into internet marketing for small business. Internet marketing opens multiple wings for small businesses. It could be a fantastic tool to reach out to prospective audiences for people who cannot afford a brick-and-mortar store. Today, business is no longer restricted to only offline. Many small businesses are operating online, thanks to internet marketing. Because of internet marketing, the definition of marketing has changed a lot. Today, businesses are keener in identifying where people spend their time online. The digital client base is a great possibility. That’s where American Creative can help. With years of experience and expertise, American Creative has been instrumental in whipping up strategies for their valuable clients. Irrespective of the size and volume of the business, the company serves the clients equally and effectively. The experts go through the business details to understand the same before dishing out a plan. The budget is an essential factor when deciding which digital marketing strategies to pursue. At American Creative, the experts ask clients to weigh in on their suggestions and tips. They believe in working together to pull it off for their clients. They never slouch in trying out a few different methods when deciding which digital marketing is suitable for the business. They pay a look at the results to determine the strategy that works best for their business. The goal is to get clients a positive return on investment. Some strategies can be difficult to size up. Being consistent with the method of measurement enables them to get it off the ground right away. For more information on search engine optimization, visit https://www.americancreative.com/internet-marketing/search-engine-optimization/. Call (888) 226-7608 for more details. About American Creative Inc
American Creative Inc is a leading provider of digital marketing services across the USA and Canada. It started as a telephone on-hold company 20 years ago. It has expanded into the arena of Internet marketing since 2007 and is going strong to date. It remains the No. 1 choice for umpteen clients who want to harness the power of expertly designed websites and SEO tactics.For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/american-creative-redefines-advertising-with-internet-marketing-for-small-business-1345353.htmMedia Relations ContactPress ManagerTelephone: 1-888-226-7608Email: Click to Email Press ManagerWeb: https://www.americancreative.com/
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