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Yandex develops and open-sources an LLM training tool that saves up to 20% of GPU resources


Yandex introduces YaFSDP, a method for faster and more efficient large language model (LLM) training. Potentially saving users hundreds of thousands of dollars per month. Available free. Yandex, a global tech company, recently introduced YaFSDP, an open-source method for training large language models (LLMs). YaFSDP is currently the most effective publicly available tool for enhancing GPU communication and reducing memory usage in LLM training, offering a speedup of up to 26% compared to FSDP, depending on the architecture and number of parameters. Reducing the training time for LLMs through the use of YaFSDP can result in savings of up to 20% in GPU resources. “Currently, we're actively experimenting with various model architectures and parameter sizes to expand YaFSDP’s versatility,” noted Mikhail Khruschev, a senior developer at Yandex and part of the team behind YaFSDP. “We are thrilled to share our developments in LLM training with the global ML community, contributing to increased accessibility and efficiency for researchers and developers worldwide.” The case for YaFSDP LLM training is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process. Machine learning engineers and companies that develop their own LLMs invest significant time and GPU resources — which equals money — in training these models. The larger the model, the greater the time and expenses associated with its training. Yandex’s YaFSDP works by eliminating GPU communication inefficiencies, ensuring that training requires only necessary processor memory and making GPU interactions uninterrupted. YaFSDP optimizes learning speed and performance, enabling AI developers worldwide to use less computing power and GPU resources when training their models. For instance, in a pre-training scenario involving a model with 70 billion parameters, using YaFSDP can save the resources of approximately 150 GPUs, which translates to roughly $0.5 to $1.5 million (depending on the virtual GPU provider or platform) in potential monthly savings. YaFSDP’s training efficiency YaFSDP, an enhanced version of FSDP, outperforms the FSDP method in the most communication-heavy stages of LLM training like pre-training, alignment, and fine-tuning. The final speedup shown by YaFSDP on Llama 2 and Llama 3 demonstrates significant improvements in training speed, reaching 21% and 26% on Llama 2 70B and Llama 3 70B respectively. “YaFSDP has shown impressive results on models ranging from 13 to 70 billion parameters, with particularly strong performance in the 30 to 70 billion range,” said Mikhail Khruschev. “Currently, YaFSDP is best suited for widely-used open-source models based on the LLaMA architecture.” YaFSDP isn’t Yandex’s first open-source tool. The company has previously shared several other tools that have become popular with the ML community, including: CatBoost, a high-performance library for gradient boosting on decision trees. YTsaurus, a big data platform for distributed storage and processing. AQLM, one of the most advanced quantization algorithms for extreme compression of large language models, developed jointly by Yandex Research, HSE University, IST Austria, and NeuralMagic. Petals, a library designed to simplify the process of training and fine-tuning LLMs, developed in a collaboration involving Yandex Research, HSE University, University of Washington, Hugging Face, ENS Paris-Saclay, and Yandex School of Data Analysis. Accessing YaFSDP YaFSDP is freely available on Github. – – – – – For Reference During large language model (LLM) training, developers have to efficiently manage three primary resources: computing power, processor memory, and processor communications. YaFSDP conserves the first two, which helps to accelerate the LLM training process. LLM training relies on numerous GPUs organized into clusters — arrays of interconnected graphics processors that can perform the vast number of calculations necessary to train models with billions of parameters. Distributing computations among processors within a cluster requires constant communication, which often becomes a "bottleneck", slowing the training process and resulting in inefficient use of computing power. To overcome this bottleneck, Yandex developers created YaFSDP, a method that improves GPU communication and optimizes learning speed and performance. When combined with Yandex’s other performance-enhancing solutions, the method accelerated the training process by up to 45% for some of its models. YaFSDP works by eliminating GPU communication inefficiencies, which leads to optimized network usage and reduced memory load. It ensures that training requires only necessary processor memory and makes GPU interactions uninterrupted, facilitating further optimizations like minimizing processor communication time. This leads to a significant enhancement in both performance and memory efficiency. The YaFSDP method can be used effectively in transformer-based text generative models with multiple layers (multilayer perceptrons), mostly represented by LLaMA-like models. In a pre-training scenario involving a model with 70 billion parameters, using YaFSDP can save the resources of approximately 150 GPUs. When compared to FSDP, the final speedup shown by YaFSDP on Llama 2 and Llama 3 demonstrates significant improvements in training efficiency. About Yandex Yandex is a global technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. The company’s goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, Yandex has been delivering world-class, locally relevant search and information services and has also developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Contact Details NettResults Media Team

June 12, 2024 08:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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How Super League Enterprise (NASDAQ: SLE) Is Pioneering 3D Immersive Platforms As The Marketing Channel Of The Future


By James Blacker, Benzinga Welcome To The 3D Web Digital advertising is undergoing a profound shift toward immersive engagement. Platforms such as Roblox have shown the huge potential for engagement through the 3D Web, where digital environments are highly immersive and interactive. The average Roblox user, for instance, spends more than 156 minutes a day on the platform, compared to an average of 95 minutes per day spent by TikTok users. As the metaverse continues to capture global attention, Super League Enterprise (NASDAQ: SLE) stands at the forefront of a digital frontier, effectively offering brands an operating system for the 3D Web. The suite of development, distribution, monetization and optimization tools it has developed are giving brands the ability to engage users through dynamic content experiences across the largest immersive platforms, such as Roblox (NYSE: RBLX), Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Minecraft and Fortnite Creative. Brands have turned to end-to-end activation partners to gain a foothold in the new environments where massive audiences are gathering to socialize, play, explore, collaborate, shop, learn and create, said Ann Hand, CEO of Super League. “The secular shift in advertising is unstoppable,” Hand said. “Immersive engagement, new experiences and consistent digital presence are enabling brands to connect with young consumers in highly customized and personalized ways.” In 2021 alone, more than $10 bn was raised by metaverse-related companies, while the global value creation opportunity from the metaverse is expected to be in the trillions by 2030. Super League recognized this trend early and positioned itself as a leader in creating immersive experiences that resonate with Generation Z and Alpha. This strategic positioning has also translated into financial growth, with Q1 2024 revenue reaching $4.2 million, a 27% year-over-year increase following record revenue in the previous quarter and full-year 2023. The company also managed to cut operating expenses by 22% in the first quarter of 2024 thanks to significant cost reduction initiatives, representing a saving of $1.5 million compared to the same period of 2023 and narrowing the net loss by 26% Strategic Partnerships And Major Collaborations Imagine stepping into a virtual store operated by Skechers (NYSE: SKX). In May, Super League announced a partnership with Skechers to open the company’s first virtual store through an immersive experience in Roblox. In the first five weeks, there have been 3.4 million visits to the store, 4 million try-ons and nearly 45 million impressions generated. A couple of weeks later, fans could have front-row seats for Post Malone’s Live at Le Louvre event as it streamed live on Roblox. In the last 30 days, Super League made those things possible and its tools for immersive products and experiences continue to put brands where an emerging generation of online consumers are spending significant time. In 2023, Super League served almost 100 brands through bespoke worlds, custom integrations into Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite, as well as seven-figure media campaigns on these platforms. In March this year, Super League announced a partnership with Chartis, which offers a suite of tools for creators to build original games and experiences within Fortnite Creative. The partnership allows the company to develop end-to-end integrations into more than 100 Fortnite maps, tapping into the Chartis Network, a coalition of developers with more than 157 million monthly plays and nearly one billion monthly impressions. In the same month, Super League announced that it has partnered with GSTV to integrate gaming content into GSTV’s video network at fuel retailers across the U.S., which reaches 115 million unique adults a month across more than 29,000 locations. Super League’s Metaburst gaming news will be featured on GSTV, keeping viewers informed about the latest in the 3D web, virtual worlds and platforms like Roblox and Fortnite. The partnership also aims to blend physical and digital retail engagement, offering brands innovative ways to engage consumers. The Future Of Brand Engagement The metaverse is here to stay, creating an opportunity for marketers to innovate and engage with consumers in previously unimaginable ways. Super League Entertainment's pioneering efforts are setting the stage to enable forward looking brands to create sizable, immersive marketing channels to connect with an emerging generation of consumers. Featured photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 Company Website

June 12, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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JasmyCoin Holders Jump to Raboo Presale Amid Dogecoin's Rising Wave

Total Media

Dogecoin and JasmyCoin price share different trajectories while still offering good trading opportunities. The current Dogecoin forecast is bullish, while JasmyCoin price action continues to sizzle. However, one new contender has emerged in the form of AI/SocialFi meme coin presale sensation Raboo, which analysts can go on a 100x tear in 2024. Read up to find out why experts predict Raboo could outperform even the most bullish JasmyCoin price prediction, and Dogecoin forecast this year. New contenders coming for Dogecoin’s crown Dogecoin lays claim to being the OG meme coin, creating the blueprint for every single meme coin within the $57.6 billion sector. Dogecoin has come a long way from being an ironic take on the “wild west” era of the crypto world, growing to a $20 billion market cap. Early Dogecoin investors have made millions of times over their initial investments, especially those that sold at Dogecoin’s all-time high of $0.73 back in 2021. Today, Dogecoin serves as an “index” for the meme coin market. However, the current Dogecoin forecast is bearish due to its large market cap, which severely restricts its growth potential. The Dogecoin forecast for 2024 is one of limited gains, with more capital flowing into lower-cap opportunities that have larger room to grow. The most bullish Dogecoin forecast predicts a 3x to 5x gain for the token should the next bull run materialize. JasmyCoin price prediction for 2024 looking up JasmyCoin has turned in almost a 950% YTD figure as of press time, firmly outdoing the Dogecoin forecast within the same 12-month period. Here’s the cool thing about JasmyCoin: despite the 10x growth in the past year, The current JasmyCoin price is still 99.2% from its February 2021 all-time high of $4.99, indicating a potentially limitless growth trajectory. That is, of course, if JasmyCoin bulls continue pushing prices as they have over the past year. If they manage to do so, JasmyCoin could outperform the Dogecoin forecast for 2024. However, JasmyCoin has a $1.78 billion market cap, with early holders selling off in favor of projects like Raboo. Raboo presale surges into Stage 4 with a 60% rally Crypto presales offer a can’t-miss buying opportunity, considering it is during this phase when token prices are going to be as low as they possibly can be. Especially meme coins with an innovative utility like Raboo. Finding presale opportunities with the potential for 100x gains like Raboo can be a needle in a haystack. But now, prospective investors could get in on a low-cap blue chip at a price of just $0.0048. Raboo is a meme coin featuring AI-powered SocialFi utility. Using Rabooscan, the platform’s AI-enabled meme generator, users can create memes and NFTs designed to engage the Raboo community and grow it by attracting new joiners by disseminating them through social media. In doing so, users can earn Raboo tokens in exchange for their efforts. With the meme coin market sitting at a $58 billion market cap—with limitless growth potential in 2024 and beyond—Raboo is a rare opportunity to get in on a legitimate 100x moon shot set to outperform both Dogecoin forecast and JasmyCoin price this year. Raboo users can also stake their $RABT tokens or provide liquidity for passive income, and its deflationary tokenomics ensures a constantly stable price with the potential to skyrocket in price at any given time. Conclusion With token prices available at just $0.0048, Raboo blows JasmyCoin and Dogecoin out of the water as far as upside potential in 2024 is concerned. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a project that could go all the way to the top this year—join the Raboo presale today. You can participate in the Raboo presale here. Telegram: Twitter: Contact Details Total Media Solutions

June 12, 2024 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Diverse Holdings of the Industrial ETF XLI

Select Sector SPDR

The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund ( XLI ) offers an investment opportunity within the dynamics of the industrial sector. XLI follows an index of industrial sector stocks within the S&P 500, weighted by modified market capitalization. With assets under management exceeding $18 billion, it boasts a low annual expense ratio of 0.09%*, offering an efficient and accessible route to the industrial sector. The top 10 holdings & weightings** for XLI: Starting with GE Aerospace at 4.75%, followed by Caterpillar at 4.55%, RTX Corporation at 3.78%, Union Pacific at 3.75%, Honeywell International at 3.52%, Eaton at 3.51%, Uber Technologies at 3.51%, Boeing at 2.69%, Lockheed Martin at 2.67%, and Automatic Data Processing at 2.66%. XLI ETF Industry and Sector Overview The variety of related industries are represented in the burgeoning industrial sector. Aerospace & Defense: The XLI ETF includes prominent companies within the aerospace and defense sector, positioning investors to have access to companies in this industry. Electrical Equipment Manufacturers: The fund's holdings feature leading electrical equipment manufacturers with their technological advancements and innovations within this sector. Construction & Engineering Firms: XLI provides exposure to renowned construction and engineering firms, allowing investors to tap into the ongoing infrastructure development and urbanization trends. Industrial Machinery Companies: The ETF also encompasses key players in the industrial machinery segment, enabling investors to participate in the machinery and equipment manufacturing landscape. Building Products: XLI encompasses a diverse range of building product companies, offering exposure to the construction and real estate market dynamics. As the industrial landscape continues to evolve, XLI emerges as a compelling choice for investors seeking exposure to the dynamic industrial sector. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. *Ordinary brokerage fees apply **Holdings, Weightings & Assets as of 5/31/24 subject to change DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and non-diversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: Website: *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007585 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 Company Website

June 12, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Saint Paul Public Housing Agency and Comcast Announce Technology Partnership

Comcast Twin Cities

The Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) and Comcast today announced they have partnered to provide a WiFi connection to Xfinity's advanced network in all 16 of PHA’s buildings in Saint Paul. The partnership is Comcast’s first collaboration with a Minnesota-based housing agency to provide pre-installed, already on connectivity to the Xfinity network for their residents. More than 2,500 units will be equipped with Xfinity’s fast and reliable network and wall-to-wall WiFi coverage. With Xfinity’s network readily available, residents will not need to schedule a technician to set up services, wait for their modem to arrive or go to an Xfinity Store to collect their equipment. To activate service, residents will only need to call or use the Xfinity App. “Internet access provides connectivity to 21st century infrastructure, equipping our residents with the tools vital to enhancing opportunities for education, employment, and quality of life," said Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. "The collaboration between Saint Paul Public Housing Agency and Comcast empowers our neighbors to realize a brighter future.” Current residents and new residents moving into WiFi ready units can connect to the Internet within five minutes of collecting their keys—making it that much easier to get all their devices up and running. “Access to WiFi isn’t just about connecting devices; for us it’s about connecting PHA residents to opportunity,” said PHA Board Chair Missy Staples Thompson. “Making PHA-owned high-rises WiFi-ready can help residents cross the digital divide and open doors to education, employment, and empowerment. We appreciate this partnership with Comcast that will benefit residents and their communities.” The Xfinity network will be installed in phases. Completion of the first two buildings just occurred, and 14 additional buildings will have WiFi ready units residents can connect to by the end of 2024. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit for more information. About the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) The PHA administers federal rent subsidies that provide safe, affordable housing to more than 22,000 Saint Paul residents. Almost half of those residents live in the 4,273 affordable homes and apartments that the PHA owns and manages. The PHA also administers the federal rent subsidy program called “Housing Choice Vouchers”, previously known as Section 8. The rental vouchers help 5,243 households pay affordable rents in privately-owned apartments and rental homes. Contact Details Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 Company Website

June 11, 2024 01:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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Rising Bond Yield A Threat For Bitcoin, Investors Pouring Millions To GFOX

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The rising bond yields in the USA could impact investments in alternative assets like Bitcoin. Interest rates in 2024 range just over 5%, an increase from the average for most of the last decade. Investors are exploring alternative assets like $GFOX that offer more upside. Rising bond yields in the USA could dampen the appetite for alternative investments like Bitcoin. The Federal Reserve has kept the interest rates at a fairly high level since the Covid-19 Pandemic, which means better returns for bond investors. Bitcoin is still on a historic tear after a solid start to the year. A combination of the halving event and positive regulatory developments have added wind to the sails of the pioneer crypto. Investors keen on untapped potential are looking into exciting new projects like Galaxy Fox ($GFOX) for more upside. This project has strong momentum after listing on Uniswap in April and looks to be the next $1 crypto. Rising Bond Yields Could Affect Bitcoin US treasury bond yields have hit a four-month high, increasing the attractiveness of this investment. Bonds are some of the most stable investments in the financial markets and the higher return consolidates this advantage. The high level of yield could be to the detriment of other equities and alternative assets. Stock markets continue to operate at record highs making notable stocks expensive for traders. The possibility of getting excellent returns for bonds makes them a more attractive proposition. Bitcoin could also feel some of the aftershocks. Competing against high yield from the most stable investment in the financial sector is a tall order. That said, Bitcoin prices are a unique phenomenon and may not have the predicted symmetry with traditional financial markets. $GFOX Offers A Rising Alternative To BTC Bitcoin continues to hold steady but appears headed for a period of consolidation. Investors looking for assets with more upside potential are looking at growing altcoin projects for alternatives. One such proposition is Galaxy Fox ($GFOX). This utility meme coin continues to draw plaudits after launching its play-to-earn game (P2E) game in May. $GFOX is an ERC-20 and, therefore, broadly compatible with Ethereum wallets. Galaxy Fox’s gaming ecosystem involves players raising digital fox characters to engage in epic battles within the game. The players earn various rewards within the game in crypto tokens, making gameplay lucrative. This game also has NFT collectibles for players to improve their portfolios. The NFTs are unique and allow the player to track ownership effectively, which is useful for gaming items. Having NFTs ensures that players can leverage their gameplay for value within the ecosystem. The possibility of staking $GFOX adds more opportunities for users. This ecosystem looks to elevate the meme coin experience and create sustainability. Newer memecoins that purely rely on meme notoriety have not challenged Dogecoin significantly. Therefore, investors are looking at this project keenly as one of the credible alternatives in a transitioning market. For Info about $GFOX, visit Conclusion Competing with treasury bonds is a tall order for any other asset class. After all, an investment with the backing of the government of the world’s largest economy having high yield is very endearing. Nonetheless, the crypto market has proven its resilience in varying market conditions. Bitcoin will likely consolidate, with emerging assets that have strong upside likely to gain some tailwinds. $GFOX fits the bill as a strong new asset with incredible potential. Its strong launch is a testament to the belief in this project and should continue as it continues to gain more dimension. Visit the Galaxy Fox website today to learn more about the project. Learn more about $GFOX here: | Join the Community Contact Details Roundhouse Media

June 11, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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TRON DAO Announces HackaTRON Season 6 Qualifiers


Geneva, Switzerland, June 11, 2024 – With HackaTRON Season 6 coming to a close, the TRON DAO team, alongside HTX DAO, BitTorrent Chain (BTTC), and JustLend DAO hosted a series of innovations that has taken the blockchain landscape by storm. This season, participants redefined the digital landscape across multiple tracks. Web3, DeFi, Artistry, Builder, and Integration tracks produced unique projects that helped push the needle forward in the blockchain space. HackaTRON Season 6 attracted over 1,100 participants, each developing their own distinct project on TRON’s interface. The prize pool featured up to $650,000*, including $500,000 in TRX, TRON network’s native utility token, and $150,000 in energy, which can be used to subsidize transactions and smart contract interactions on the TRON network. Alongside hundreds of new participants, Season 6 boasted a lineup of prestigious sponsors. The sponsors consisted of ChainGPT, Solidus AI Tech, and Ankr as the diamond sponsors, with Kima Finance as the platinum sponsor, GT-Protocol as the gold sponsor, and Router Protocol as the silver sponsor. We’d like to thank our sponsors for sustaining a safe and productive environment for TRONics to grow. This HackaTRON inspired productive competition and led to the selection of winners by both judges and the community, as listed below. *All prizes are issued in TRX or TRON network Energy, not USD, restrictions applied. All contest rules can be viewed here: Judge-Selected Winners The top contenders in each judge-evaluated category will be awarded as follows: the champion will receive $25,000; the runner-up, $15,000; the third-place finisher, $10,000; and those in fourth and fifth places will take home $8,000 and $6,000, respectively. Web3 Track: The Web3 category aims to honor teams that usher along the transition of Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 by introducing next-gen DAO tools, SocialFi, blockchain/web infrastructure, SDKs, and other Dapps. The winners of the Web3 track are as follows: BlinkAI by Blink Transatron by Transatron Toqen Factory by Decentra CIROTRX by Brutus Finance SaveWallet by TronSave DeFi Track: Showcasing projects that transform finance through decentralization, empowering individuals with transparent, accessible, and inclusive protocols for asset management. The winners of the DeFi track are as follows: HandShake by HandShakers GuessThePrice by GuessThePrice ChickenSwap/Bot by Coconut Chicken Staqe Protocol by Decentra TronEnergize by TronEnergize Artistry Track: Where entertainment meets blockchain technology. The artistry track spotlights creative prowess in visual projects that embrace GameFi, NFTs, assets, and ventures related to the Metaverse. The winners of the Artistry track are as follows: Unclaimed: Fall of Mankind by Unclaimed TOBA by TOBA Projects STAR-EX by Theras-Labs Decentralised Character AI by PixelCrafter Tronquility by Arcane Oracle Builder Track: Acknowledging teams who have previously participated in TRON hackathons and have a working project that they would like to improve upon and update with new features. The winners of the Builder track are as follows: Block Fabric by BlockFabric Solide by Solide Project USTX BOND by USTX Monetizado by Monetizado Pravahini by Pravahini Integration Track: The Integration track, previously coined as the A.I. track, prompts participants to integrate advanced protocols into the TRON ecosystem, urging them to incorporate existing protocols, Dapps, or services on TRON/BTTC into their applications. Participants create impactful features/tools for enhancing applications within the TRON/BTTC ecosystems. The winners of the Integration track are as follows: JustMoney Explorer by JustMoney CodeHive by HiveTeam AnkerPay Tron by AnkerPay File-Wallet by AmphibianDev BttTipBot by onchaindev Community Forum Selected Winners For the winners chosen by the vibrant TRON community forum, the prize distribution is equally exciting: the first-place victor will secure $7,000; the second-place winner will be granted $6,000; the third-place will receive $5,000; and the fourth and fifth-place winners will be rewarded with $4,000 and $3,000, respectively. Web3 Track: SaveWallet by TronSave ClaimFreeTRX by Stian uDawgBot by uDawgDAO CIROTRX by Brutus Finance Promptron by 0xmad DeFi Track: TronEnergize by TronEnergize GuessThePrice by GuessThePrice ChickenSwap/Bot by Coconut Chicken HandShake by HandShakers Nobles by Nobles Artistry Track: Unclaimed: Fall of Mankind by Unclaimed Decentralised Character AI by PixelCrafter STAR-EX by Theras-Labs Strongcoin by Strongteam Cricket Clash by Cricket Clash Builder Track: JustMoney Swap by JustMoney Pravahini by Pravahini World Craft by World Craft’ers OnChainVision by onchaindev AwpSwap by AwpSwap Integration Track: JustMoney Explorer by JustMoney BttTipBot by onchaindev IntegraTRON by Decon File-Wallet by AmphibianDev CodeHive by HiveTeam Spotlight on Community Champions At the heart of HackaTRON's success lies the commendable efforts of the 'Top 10 Community Contributors', a testament to the power of active participation. These individuals are acknowledged for their unwavering commitment, each meriting a reward of $500: Andreaxino Chukseucharia Fabsltsa Gordian HODL Ines_valerie Manfred_jr Nweke-nature1 Prince-Onscolo Youngyuppie Key Dates to Remember Upon being recognized in the top five of their respective tracks, the community-selected qualifiers will have 100% of their prize amount distributed while judge-selected qualifiers will initially have 30% of their prize amounts allocated. Upon their respective projects launching on the TRON mainnet, the other 70% will be rewarded. The deadline to complete this requirement is June 28th. As HackaTRON Season 6 wraps up, the excitement for Season 7 is already building. Stay tuned for more updates on the HackaTRON competition and other initiatives within the TRON ecosystem. About TRON DAO TRON DAO is a community-governed DAO dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and dApps. Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of June 2024, it has over 233.71 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 7.75 billion total transactions, and over $21.82 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. Most recently in October 2022, TRON was designated as the national blockchain for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which marks the first time a major public blockchain partnered with a sovereign nation to develop its national blockchain infrastructure. On top of the government’s endorsement to issue Dominica Coin (“DMC”), a blockchain-based fan token to help promote Dominica’s global fanfare, seven existing TRON-based tokens - TRX, BTT, NFT, JST, USDD, USDT, TUSD, have been granted statutory status as authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the country. TRONNetwork | TRONDAO | Twitter | YouTube | Telegram | Discord | Reddit | GitHub | Medium | Forum Media Contact Hayward Wong Contact Details Hayward Wong Company Website

June 11, 2024 09:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group Team-up to Serve Growing Transatlantic Commercial Interests of Mid-Market Enterprises

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NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group signed a services agreement today to provide integrated senior advisory and execution services to small-and mid-market enterprises amid thriving commercial interests between the United States and Europe. The two firms aim to accelerate client services by combining expertise and resources to support growth into new markets, encompassing management counsel, valuation, performance tracking, board advisory, marketing, communication, public and government affairs. The collaboration will enable NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group to meet the unique needs of global small-and mid-market enterprise clients operating across business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and business-to-government segments. The transatlantic economy is proving remarkably robust in the face of global economic and geopolitical disruptions. No two other regions in the world are as deeply integrated as the United States and Europe, according to the 2024 Transatlantic Economy Report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AmCham EU, Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Transatlantic Leadership Network. The report states: "the $8.7 trillion transatlantic economy employs more than 16 million workers in mutually onshored jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the largest and wealthiest market in the world, accounting for half of total global personal consumption and close to one-third of world GDP in purchasing power. Ties are solid in foreign direct investment, portfolio investment, banking claims, trade and affiliate sales in goods and services, digital links, energy, mutual R&D investment, patent cooperation, technology flows, and sales of knowledge-intensive services." The services agreement will be overseen by a committee chaired by Pia De Lima and Daniel Diaz, NOVUS INK Advisors' Managing Partners, and Andreas Dal Santo, Solidus Capital Group's Managing Director. NOVUS INK Advisors is based in Miami. Solidus Capital Group, affiliated with Atlantic Business Labs, is based in New York. NOVUS INK Advisors is a communication, public and government affairs lobbying firm. NOVUS INK Advisors' practice areas include Corporate, Band and Product Reputation, Business Strategy, Crisis and Reputation Risk, Financial Services, Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brand and Product Marketing Communications Strategy, and Public and Government Affairs. NOVUS INK Advisors is a registered lobbying firm. To learn more, visit: Solidus Capital Group specializes in management consulting, business valuation, and board advisory services for firms expanding into North America, Latin America, and Europe. It is spearheading an ecosystem of companies, consultants, and subject matter experts with experience from different industries and regions to support corporate and institutional clients' global strategies and growth into new markets. To learn more, visit CONTACTS: NOVUS INK Advisors: Solidus Capital Group: Contact Details NOVUS INK Advisors Client Services Company Website

June 11, 2024 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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How IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ: IZEA) Is Leading The World Into The Creator Economy Era


By James Blacker, Benzinga As the influence of social media platforms has grown and technological advancements have lowered barriers to content creation, individuals have been leveraging their talent to connect directly with audiences and make money on their own terms – ushering in the age of the creator economy. According to Goldman Sachs Research, some 50 million global creators – from gamers to musicians, artists, podcasters and vloggers – make up the creator economy. This figure is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10-20% between 2023-2028, growing to $480 billion from $250 billion in 2023, and driven by monetization of short-form video platforms via advertising. The rise of the creator economy has had an immense impact on marketing strategies across sectors and industries. Brands are spending more and more on creators and less on traditional advertising. Tech firms such as IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ: IZEA), Aspire IQ and Upfluence offer tools to support creators and help bridge the gap with their clients, increasing profitability while helping brands garner eyeballs. IZEA: The Creator Economy Trailblazer MarTech firm and industry pioneer IZEA have been instrumental in shaping the creator economy, having created the first ever influencer marketing platform back in 2006. Even before then, founder and CEO Ted Murphy was one of the first to use the influence of bloggers and social media stars to promote brands. IZEA’s award-winning influencer marketing platform, IZEA Flex, connects creators with brands to facilitate collaborations. Its suite of tools allows companies to find influencers, manage campaigns and analyze performance. How IZEA Has Helped Creators Over The Years What sets IZEA apart is its commitment to making opportunities available to all creators, both big and small. Its marketplace allows influencers of all sizes to connect with brands, ensuring that even niche creators can find lucrative partnerships. Among IZEA’s software offerings is FormAI, a suite of AI tools for both brands and creators to create high-quality images, text and video. Within FormAI, both brands and creators can use ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion and other AI tools to generate content for Instagram posts, TikTok captions, blog posts and more. In a recent interview with Benzinga, Murphy said that more and more brands are starting to invest in user-generated content. Capitalizing on this trend, in Dec. 2023, IZEA acquired advocate marketing platform Zuberance, which allows companies to recruit their own customers as ambassador content creators to grow brand awareness organically. Award-Winning Tech And Campaigns IZEA’s innovations have earned it numerous accolades, including the Best Influencer Marketing Company at the 2023 MarTech Breakthrough Awards. The company’s full-service influencer marketing campaigns have also earned industry recognition, with awards for its campaigns carried out with Warner Bros (NASDAQ: WBD), the US Marines, Acer, Toyota (NYSE: TM), among many others. For investors, the creator economy represents a dynamic and evolving sector with continuing growth potential. IZEA’s innovative platform and proven track record potentially make it a company to watch in this new era of digital creativity. Featured photo by Adem AY on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 Company Website

June 11, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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