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Total Liquidity Pledge to HTX DAO Hits $42.5M After 2nd Round - Bolstering Decentralized Ecosystem


HTX DAO has announced its receipt of the second Ecosystem Liquidity Pledge took place on July 16, 2024. Through this pledge, 80,223,880 TRX and 9,631,105,301,954.7 $HTX (worth 21,500,000 USDT) have been allocated to to enhance liquidity and all LP tokens have been credited to a zero address. As of press, HTX DAO has reportedly received a total liquidity pledge of $42.5 million. The pledge details can be viewed based on the following transaction hash via TRONSCAN, the TRON blockchain explorer. (The amount of $HTX tokens contributed to liquidity is calculated based on the real-time price of $HTX.) 1. Adding Liquidity Hash: acd664c12d9c32e50dce2fd1c9efea4a6b19793949c515ed49ac06cb620e1331 2. LP Tokens Sent to Zero Address Hash: 4a3912ed71f10ca59fbcc2fd61378a4cc54171f78e10f4b091cb0c5aeedfb44e Learn more about the pledge: According to HTX DAO, the Ecosystem Liquidity Pledge mechanism is an innovation crafted to build a decentralized community empowering the ecosystem and address security-related concerns and allegations of centralization. This carefully structured mechanism not only bolsters the resilience and self-sufficiency of the HTX DAO ecosystem but also ensures transparency and accountability in all its operations. As per the previous report, HTX DAO received the initial liquidity pledge on March 15, totaling $21 million. Additionally, the next pledge is slated for October 15, 2024. HTX DAO's liquidity pledge boasts several sources including a portion of the quarterly revenue from HTX (currently 50%) and contributions from other key HTX DAO participants. This pooled pledge is used to add liquidity for the $HTX token on decentralized exchanges, with the resulting LP tokens being permanently burned. It is noteworthy that any HTX DAO participant has the opportunity to voluntarily donate liquidity to $HTX or TRX. This safeguard improves the practicality and decentralization of asset management and ensures that no single pledger within the HTX DAO can exercise exclusive control over the treasury. A proactive approach is taken to manage liquidity in a decentralized fashion, which systematically addresses the matter of centralization in fund custodianship while simultaneously fortifying the security of the pool and $HTX applications. Founded on January 18, 2024, HTX DAO has enlisted 19 major builders to its ecosystem, including HTX, TRON, Poloniex, BitTorrent, Spark Digital Capital, APENFT, Stratified Capital, JustLend DAO, OIG Group, Double Peak, stUSDT, Zebec, USDD, ANKR,, Merkle 3s Capital, WINkLink, TUSD, and Owlit Finance. These major builders are all prominent figures from various sectors within the blockchain industry. HTX DAO upholds exceptionally high standards in terms of transparency and community participation. Looking ahead, it fosters a diverse and dynamic landscape where contributors, innovators, and stakeholders collectively shape the trajectory of blockchain evolution. About HTX DAO As a multi-chain deployed decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), HTX DAO demonstrates an innovative governance approach. Unlike traditional corporate structures, it adopts a decentralized governance structure composed of a diversified group, jointly committed to the success of this organization. This unique ecosystem advocates openness and encourages all DAO participants to propose ideas that can promote the development of HTX DAO. Contact Information Website: About HTX DAO As a multi-chain deployed decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), HTX DAO demonstrates an innovative governance approach. Unlike traditional corporate structures, it adopts a decentralized governance structure composed of a diversified group, jointly committed to the success of this organization. This unique ecosystem advocates open values and encourages all DAO participants to propose collaborations and protocol enhancements that can promote the development of HTX DAO. Contact Details HTX DAO

July 17, 2024 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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2024 Global Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry Report: Benchmark International Unveils Critical Insights

Benchmark International

Benchmark International, a leader in the mergers and acquisition (M&A) industry, proudly announces the release of its comprehensive " 2024 Global Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry Report ". This pivotal document provides in-depth analysis and crucial insights into the dynamic AEC industry, offering valuable perspectives for stakeholders and industry professionals worldwide. The AEC sector is undergoing significant transformation, driven by technological advancements, evolving regulatory landscapes, and shifting market demands. Benchmark International's latest report delves into these trends, thoroughly examining current market conditions, key drivers, and future forecasts. Key Highlights of the 2024 AEC Industry Report: Market Dynamics: Detailed analysis of market size, growth rates, and segmentation across various regions and sectors within the AEC industry. Technological Innovations: Exploration of cutting-edge technologies reshaping the AEC landscape, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), artificial intelligence, and sustainable construction practices. Regulatory Developments: Insights into the impact of new regulations and standards in the industry, with a focus on compliance and risk management. M&A Activity: Examination of recent mergers and acquisitions, highlighting key deals and strategic moves by major players in the AEC sector. Future Outlook: Projections and trends for the coming years, providing industry professionals with a roadmap for strategic planning and investment. Benchmark International's dedication to delivering high-quality, actionable insights is reflected in this report, which is poised to become an essential reference for executives, investors, and professionals within the AEC industry, equipping them with practical knowledge for their roles. ABOUT BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL: Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $11 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Exclusive Privately-held M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook and Refinitiv's Global League Tables. Contact Details Brittney Zoeller +1 813-898-2350 Company Website

July 17, 2024 11:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Georgia Injury Advocates Releases Free Report: “Don’t Lose Your Right to a Valid Georgia Personal Injury Claim! Do These 7 Things After an Accident”

Georgia Injury Advocates

Georgia Injury Advocates, a leading law firm dedicated to helping accident victims, is proud to announce the release of a comprehensive free report by Marietta personal injury lawyer Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. titled “ Don’t Lose Your Right to a Valid Georgia Personal Injury Claim! Do These 7 Things After an Accident.” This essential guide provides crucial information for individuals involved in accidents to protect their rights and ensure they can file a valid personal injury claim. The free report is designed to empower accident victims with the knowledge they need to take immediate and effective action after an accident. It outlines seven critical steps to follow, helping individuals avoid common pitfalls that could jeopardize their personal injury claims. This invaluable resource is now available for download on the Georgia Injury Advocates website. “As a Marietta personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen firsthand how important it is for accident victims to understand their rights and take the right steps immediately after an accident,” said Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr., founder of Georgia Injury Advocates. “This report aims to provide clear and actionable guidance to help individuals protect their legal rights and secure the compensation they deserve.” Key highlights of the free report include: Ensuring Safety and Seeking Medical Attention Reporting the Accident to the Authorities Gathering Evidence and Documenting the Scene Contacting a Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities Communicating with Insurance Companies Keeping Detailed Records and Documentation Georgia Injury Advocates is committed to providing accident victims with the resources and support they need to navigate the aftermath of an accident. The firm’s team of experienced Marietta personal injury lawyers is dedicated to helping clients secure the compensation they need to recover and move forward. To download the free report, “ Don’t Lose Your Right to a Valid Georgia Personal Injury Claim! Do These 7 Things After an Accident,” visit the Georgia Injury Advocates website at For Spanish-language readers and clients, please visit For more information or to schedule a consultation with Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr., please call (770) 766-0555. Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. is also the author of the book 11 Secrets to Winning Your Workers’ Compensation Claim. Georgia Injury Advocates’ mission is to safeguard employees’ rights and well-being, advocate for personal injury victims, and ensure that justice prevails in every case we handle. With a steadfast commitment to our clients, we strive to provide compassionate, aggressive legal representation and to secure the compensation they deserve. Our dedication to promoting workplace safety and responsible driving practices underscores our unwavering commitment to protecting the welfare of our community.” About Georgia Injury Advocates: Georgia Injury Advocates is a Marietta-based law firm specializing in personal injury cases. With a team of dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyers, the firm is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to accident victims. Georgia Injury Advocates strives to ensure that clients receive the compensation they deserve while offering support and guidance throughout the legal process. About Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. – Owner: Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. is a native-born Texan who was born in McAllen, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M. He then went on to earn his J.D. from John Marshall School of Law, where he was an active member of the law review and graduated cum laude. As a compassionate personal injury lawyer, Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. is an efficient and effective warrior for justice. He has personally tried cases ranging from automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, to slip and falls and dog bites, and welcomes the opportunity to advocate for you too. Learn more about Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. Contact Details Rodriguez & Associates, LLC. Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. +1 770-766-0555 Company Website

July 17, 2024 10:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Aclara Resources CEO Ramon Barua Announces Strategic Alliance for Sustainable Permanent Magnets

Aclara Resources Inc

Aclara Resources Chief Executive Officer Ramon Barua joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share significant news about the company’s strategic initiatives. Aclara Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co (VAC). This MOU establishes a non-binding, non-exclusive, preliminary agreement for the two companies to jointly approach potential clients with a comprehensive "mine-to-magnets" solution for ESG-compliant permanent magnets. During the interview, Barua emphasized that Aclara and VAC see a significant market opportunity driven by the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), wind turbines, and other clean technologies. These sectors require rare earth permanent magnets, which must meet increasingly stringent ESG standards. Permanent magnets are essential components in these technologies, requiring significant quantities of both light and heavy rare earth minerals. Currently, the market for these rare earth minerals and the industrial capacity to process them into permanent magnets is limited, with supply concentrated among a few Asia-based suppliers. This supply and demand dynamic presents a promising opportunity to develop a new, resilient, and ESG-focused supply chain for permanent magnets. The strategic alliance between VAC and Aclara is particularly noteworthy due to Aclara's position as one of the few potential suppliers of Dysprosium and Terbium. These two highly sought-after heavy rare earth minerals are critical for the production of permanent magnets and are not easily available outside of Asia. Aclara is actively developing two ionic clay projects in Chile and Brazil, which are focused on producing high-purity heavy rare earth carbonate. Additionally, the company is advancing its processing technology through its US-based subsidiary. This technology will enable Aclara to process the carbonate into magnetic alloys, which are the essential inputs required by VAC to produce permanent magnets. Barua expressed optimism about this strategic alliance, highlighting its potential to create a robust and sustainable supply chain for rare earth permanent magnets. This collaboration aligns with Aclara’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, positioning the company to meet the growing global demand for environmentally responsible and high-performance permanent magnets. With this partnership, Aclara Resources and VAC aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of clean technologies and the broader goal of reducing the carbon footprint of essential industries. Contact Details Proactive Canada +1 604-688-8158

July 17, 2024 10:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ascend Wellness CEO Outlines Company's Growth Strategy and Market Expansion Plans

Ascend Wellness Holdings

Ascend Wellness CEO John Hartman joined Steve Darling from Proactive to discuss the company’s current status and future plans. Ascend Wellness, a prominent multi-state cannabis operator in the United States, has established its presence primarily in the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions. The company, now in its fifth year of operation, has expanded its footprint to seven states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, both of which are transitioning to recreational cannabis use. During the interview, Hartman emphasized Ascend Wellness's strategic approach of focusing on select markets and maximizing the number of dispensaries allowed in each state. This targeted strategy is aimed at optimizing market penetration and ensuring robust growth. Drawing on his extensive background in wholesale, retail, and manufacturing, Hartman highlighted the company's emphasis on effective capital deployment and growth through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). A significant development discussed was the refinancing of a term loan due in August 2025. This financial maneuver provides Ascend Wellness with a five-year runway to concentrate on growth initiatives. The refinancing is expected to enhance the company's balance sheet management, providing greater financial stability and flexibility. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158

July 17, 2024 10:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ocean Power Technologies CEO Philipp Stratmann Announces Contract for AI-Enhanced PowerBuoy

Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), a leader in innovative ocean energy solutions, has secured a significant new contract for the immediate delivery of a PowerBuoy equipped with Merrows, its cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence capable Maritime Domain Awareness Solution. CEO Philipp Stratmann shared this exciting news with Steve Darling from Proactive, highlighting that this contract, focused on deployment in the Middle East, is set to generate revenues within the current quarter. In his discussion with Steve Darling from Proactive, Stratmann emphasized that this achievement builds on the company’s previous announcement of its selection as a preferred supplier for its Merrows-equipped buoys in the region. This new revenue-generating contract underscores OPT’s continued business growth across all its product lines, including WAM-Vs (Wave Adaptive Modular Vessels) and PowerBuoys. Stratmann elaborated on the strategic importance of this shipment, which features a solar and wind-powered system. He noted that it demonstrates OPT’s capability to provide robust and versatile solutions capable of servicing a wide range of marine environments globally. The deployment of this AI-enhanced PowerBuoy not only strengthens OPT's presence in the Middle East but also exemplifies its commitment to delivering advanced maritime technology solutions worldwide. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158

July 17, 2024 10:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Nextech3D.AI CEO Evan Gappelberg joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce that the company has achieved certification as a Certified 3D Model External Content Provider for Amazon. This prestigious designation highlights Nextech3D.AI's outstanding technical expertise and leadership in the 3D platforms sector. Amazon listings featuring 3D models have demonstrated an average twofold improvement in purchase conversions, presenting a high return on investment (ROI) that motivates more sellers to adopt 3D models. As an officially recognized 3D Model External Content Provider for Amazon, is strategically positioned to capitalize on this substantial growth opportunity. Over the past five years, has successfully delivered nearly 100,000 3D models and millions of augmented reality (AR) experiences to hundreds of clients.'s patented technology for generating 3D models from 2D and CAD images enables the company to scale the creation of 3D models efficiently. This capability now allows Amazon sellers to publish their 3D models directly to Amazon's stores through a unified platform and team. As an Amazon 3D Model External Content Provider, is offering its advanced 3D modeling solutions to Amazon's vast marketplace, supporting sellers in enhancing their product listings with immersive 3D models. Gappelberg emphasized that this certification not only validates's technical prowess but also opens new avenues for growth and innovation. The company's ability to streamline the 3D model creation process for Amazon sellers is expected to significantly boost their product visibility and sales on the platform.'s commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide top-tier 3D modeling solutions underscores its leadership in the industry and its dedication to driving tangible results for its clients. With this new certification, is well-positioned to expand its reach and impact in the e-commerce space, offering innovative solutions that enhance the shopping experience for consumers and drive business growth for sellers. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879

July 17, 2024 10:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Leaders in Real Estate Advocate for Cooperative Approaches to Address Housing Crisis

K3 Holdings

K3 Holdings, a privately held real estate investment firm with extensive holdings throughout the United States is advocating for collaboration as stakeholders consider housing policies to combat homelessness. In a recent article published by The Mortgage Note and a blog post at the K3 Holdings and Alpine LA Properties websites, leaders stressed the need for cooperative approaches to policies that can address housing options, especially for disadvantaged populations. “At K3 Holdings and Alpine LA Properties, we experience firsthand the complex challenges faced by both landlords and tenants in the quest for safe and adequate housing. The ongoing economic turbulence, driven by higher interest rates and inflation, underscores the urgency for cohesive, sensible housing policies. As political leaders seek effective solutions, expanding the perspectives at the table is essential,” stated Nathan Kadisha, a K3 Principal. “Safe and adequate housing is a cornerstone for community stability and prosperity—it is a moral imperative. When families struggle to find stable homes, the repercussions ripple through society, leading to increased homelessness and pressure on social services. This issue affects every facet of our communities, highlighting the critical need for effective policy solutions.” According to Kadisha, effective housing policy should create mutually beneficial outcomes for both landlords and tenants. Unfortunately, policy debates often frame these groups as adversaries, competing for limited resources. This adversarial mindset overlooks the shared goals and common interests that can unite landlords and tenants. While often considered unlikely allies, landlords have a vested interest in advocating for policies that support tenants and promote vibrant, inclusive communities. Advocacy from property companies can help ensure the financial health of investments and fosters environments where tenants can thrive. “As stakeholders continue to seek solutions, policymakers should work collaboratively to address the root causes of housing insecurity while protecting property owners' interests. This approach can solve critical issues facing all parties. Unlike so many political battles, when it comes to affordable housing policies, one group does not have to lose for another to win,” Kadisha continued. One key area for sensible policy action is rent stabilization. Thoughtfully implemented rent stabilization can provide tenants with the stability they need while allowing landlords to earn a fair return. By capping annual rent increases at a rate tied to inflation, we can ensure rental housing remains affordable without imposing undue burdens on property owners. Ensuring fair treatment for tenants and landlords alike helps build stronger, more resilient communities. “As property managers, we bring a unique perspective to the table, balancing tenant needs with our business interests. Lopsided policies can harm the broader community, making it imperative for us to advocate for balanced, unifying housing policies. By working together, we can bridge the gap between stakeholders and pave the way for a more equitable, sustainable housing market.” Addressing the current housing crisis demands bold, visionary leadership from policymakers. By prioritizing policies that promote stability, fairness, and inclusivity, stronger communities where everyone has access to safe, stable, and affordable housing can be built. Property managers are ready to collaborate with policymakers, tenants, and other stakeholders to realize this vision. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a K3 spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Contact Details K3 Holdings Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357

July 17, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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‘Puerto Rico’s Day at The Ballpark’ – Texas Rangers – Globe Life Field – Friday, July 19th, 2024

21 Events, Inc.

PRCDA (Puerto Rico Convention District Authority) is proud to sponsor the Puerto Rico’s Day at the Ballpark, at Globe Life Field on July 19th, 2024, Honoring, prior to the game, Puerto Rican Born, Former Texas Ranger pitcher Jose Guzman, and Texas Rangers Spanish Broadcaster since 2004. Puerto Rico’s Day at the Ballpark, pays tribute to Puerto Rico’s rich history in baseball, dating back 125 years to 1898 and as a reference of many notable Puerto Rican baseball players over the years. Puerto Rico’s Day the BallPark, also to be hosted in Tampa, on August 16th, and Minnesota, on September 15th in 2024. In 2022, 21 Events partnered with the PRCDA to honor one of the most memorable Puerto Rican Baseball players in history, Roberto Clemente, for his sportsmanship and humanitarianism. During the 2023 season, Puerto Rico’s Day at the Ballpark, was hosted by the Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves. The players honored included Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Edwin Diaz, Joey Cora, Francisco Lindor, Alex Cora, Javier “Javy” Baez, Juan Nieves, Alex Lange, Riley Greene, Joe Jiménez, Eddie Rosario, Joshua Palacio and Carlos Correa. “Puerto Rico loves baseball for many reasons. We are proud that so many excellent players call us home. This sport is part of our tradition, of who we are, of our history. It is impossible to speak about our Island without mentioning Ivan Rodriguez, Bernie Willian, Jorge Posada and Ed Figueroa and so many others,” said Mariela Vallines, Executive Director of the PRCDA. “It’s a great honor recognizing the rich history of baseball in Puerto Rico and the positive contributions Puerto Rican Players have had in Major League Baseball”, stated Ralph Paniagua, Publisher of, Digital Platform and Portal that documents and digitally disseminates historical data of Latin baseball. About PRCDA Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA) is a public corporation created under Law Number 351 of September 2nd of 2000, as amended. Its mission is to develop and operate the Convention District, positioning Puerto Rico as a world-class business, tourism, and entertainment destination. PRCDA’s objectives include efficiently managing prominent venues, revitalizing urban areas, promoting job creation and business opportunities, and acting as a facilitator in partnership with the private sector. About 21 Events 21 Events, a fully integrated Latino marketing firm with 20 years of experience in producing marketing solutions and events in Sports and Entertainment that drive measurable results for our fortune 500 clients seeking true engagement with Latino consumers. Contact Details Kenn Alexander

July 17, 2024 09:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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