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USGrants.org Unveils Comprehensive Guide to Empower Entrepreneurs

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USGrants.org, an online platform dedicated to facilitating access to government grants, has released a new step-by-step guide to support budding entrepreneurs in navigating the complexities of launching a new business. The guide offers a streamlined approach to starting a business and gaining necessary funding without the burden of repayment, enabling new business owners to preserve equity and maintain financial health. The guide details how USGrants.org can assist in finding specific grants related to start-up costs, expansion capital, and innovative research, providing a non-repayable funding solution that helps new ventures avoid debt. This comprehensive guide simplifies the process of starting and funding a business and empowers entrepreneurs with the knowledge to strategically leverage grants to their fullest potential. Some of the key features highlighted in the guide by USGrants.org are as follows Developing a Solid Foundation with a Business Idea: Identifying potential products or services, understanding the target market, and distinguishing from competitors refine a business idea. USGrants.org provides access to grants that support market research and initial feasibility studies, essential for those at the concept formulation stage. Crafting a Strategic Business Plan: A well-crafted business plan outlines market entry strategies, growth opportunities, and financial projections. USGrants.org enables entrepreneurs to hire consultants or advisors who can aid in developing a robust business plan. Securing Adequate Financing: The guide details how USGrants.org can assist in finding specific grants related to start-up costs, expansion capital, and innovative research, providing a non-repayable funding solution that helps new ventures avoid debt. Choosing the Right Business Structure: While USGrants.org does not guide legal structure decisions directly, it does offer information on grants that require certain business formations, which can influence the decision-making process. Navigating Registration and Compliance: The guide emphasizes the importance of properly registering the business and understanding all regulatory requirements. It highlights how USGrants.org can aid in securing grants for legal services, licensing fees, and compliance costs, bolstering that businesses meet all legal thresholds without financial strain. Establishing a Physical or Virtual Office: The guide points to USGrants.org as a resource for finding financial support for physical setups, such as modifications for accessibility, eco-friendly improvements, or securing leases. Effective Marketing Strategies: The guide covers how USGrants.org can help obtain funding for marketing efforts, including advertising, and promotional events, especially for businesses that emphasize innovation, sustainability, or community involvement. This comprehensive guide not only simplifies the process of starting and funding a business but also empowers entrepreneurs with the knowledge to strategically leverage grants to their fullest potential. For more information on utilizing USGrants.org effectively, please visit their website. About USGrants.org: USGrants.org is an online resource dedicated to providing information and support for individuals and organizations seeking government grants. USGrants.org offers comprehensive information, expert guidance, and a commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that grants are accessible to all. Contact Details US Grants ORG Aaron Lee Info@usgrants.org Company Website https://www.usgrants.org/

April 20, 2024 08:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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UNOS unveils new artwork honoring organ donors and recipients

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Today, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) installed a mural by acclaimed artist Hamilton Glass to recognize the far-reaching impact of organ donation and to pay tribute to organ donors. The artwork is a Glass original, designed specifically for UNOS, and lives above the main entrance of UNOS’ headquarters in Richmond, Va. The mural portrays the interconnectedness of the organ donation and transplant community, with hands symbolizing the gesture of giving and receiving the gift of life. The blue ripples illustrate the ripple effect of donation on families and communities. “The artwork serves as a poignant reminder that every donation is a gift that touches us all, creating a network of support that UNOS tirelessly collaborates with daily to save lives,” said Glass. UNOS invited Richmond-based architect and artist Glass and his wife and business partner Taekia to design and create a piece of art that visually connects to and builds on the meaning of the National Donor Memorial. The memorial honors organ, eye and tissue donors and is open 24/7 to allow visitors to reflect on the journey of donation and transplant. “The lifesaving and lifechanging impact an organ donor has on both a recipient and their loved ones is incredibly profound, which is why we wanted to work with Hamilton Glass to create a piece of art that honors the selfless gifts organ donors provide,” said Maureen McBride, Ph.D., CEO of UNOS. “We want people to visit this mural and take in and learn how significant and impactful organ donation is.” Glass uses art to engage the public through big, bold designs and messages of hope, and has more than 300 murals on display throughout Richmond. The mural is approximately 16 feet tall and 40 feet wide and is comprised of 18 PVC panels. It is located on the exterior of UNOS’ building on North 4th Street in Richmond, Va. About UNOS United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplants performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant. Contact Details United Network for Organ Sharing Anne Paschke +1 804-782-4730 anne.paschke@unos.org Company Website https://unos.org

April 19, 2024 03:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Freepik Unveils AI-driven Design Transformations, Revitalizing Local Small Businesses in San Francisco’s Excelsior District As Part of The Neighborhood Design Project

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-- Click HERE to watch our video -- Freepik, the leading global tech company and largest design platform with audio-visual resources and generative AI tools, announced today the recent reveal of its San Francisco Neighborhood Design project. This innovative initiative leveraged AI tools to swiftly revitalize three local small businesses within San Francisco’s Excelsior District. From exterior design to interior enhancements and merchandise, the AI-powered transformations were completed in under a week, and usher in a new era of AI-assisted design. The unveiling of the designs from Freepik’s San Francisco Neighborhood Design project took place on Wednesday, April 17th, at the intersection of Excelsior Avenue and Mission Street. At the event, Jose Florido, US Head of Freepik, along with the participating designers, business owners, ​​and government representatives including District Supervisor, Ahsha Safaí; Executive Director-Economic & Workforce Development at the Mayor’s Office, Sarah Dennis-Phillips; and Excelsior’s Action Group, Director of Public Realm, Mel Flores, engaged with the local community, discussing various aspects of the initiative. Topics ranged from the use of AI in the creation of the designs to the inspiration behind each design and the anticipated impact on the local community. District Supervisor Safai commented, “Today is a big day for our Excelsior neighborhood, especially for our small businesses that make our streets feel like home. These businesses are the heart and soul of this community. That’s why I want to give a huge thank you to Freepik for investing in this storefront”. Dennis-Phillips also shared a few words, “What’s so amazing about this Freepik incentive outreach that you’ve done with the neighborhood community is that it shows how critical private partnership is to the public sector.” She also added, “This is what San Francisco should be all about. From the economic development perspective, I’m really hoping to see so much more, it’s a really exciting initiative” Last month, Freepik launched an initiative to nurture emerging design talent. By holding a call for emerging designers, Freepik offered an exclusive opportunity to those selected to participate in the San Francisco Neighborhood Design project – reimagining storefronts, interiors and merchandise designs for local small businesses using Freepik’s cutting-edge AI-powered design tools. The San Francisco Neighborhood Design project’s aim was to contribute to the transformation of neighborhood businesses, making a tangible impact on both small businesses and the broader community, all while providing rising designers with invaluable real-world experience. Through the use of Freepik’s comprehensive suite of cutting-edge AI design tools, the selected emerging designers collaborated closely with the three participating small businesses within San Francisco’s Excelsior District, including Restaurante Familiar, Excelsior Coffee, and Razo’s Barber Shop, to transform the businesses’ visual identities. This initiative showcased how AI-integrated tools can empower designers to work more efficiently, delivering exceptional designs with unprecedented speed without compromising on creativity. Earlier this year, Freepik brought forward revitalization initiatives in their global headquarters of Malaga, Spain through their Neighborhood Design Malaga project. “We firmly believe that AI is the future of design innovation,” said Joaquin Cuenca Abela, co-founder and CEO of Freepik. “Through the power of AI, projects like this one become possible – it shines a light on how AI tools empower designers to work faster, delivering exceptional designs in less time. The Excelsior District is known for its strong sense of community and we’re thrilled to have been able to lead this initiative in this iconic neighborhood, connecting hard working small businesses with up-and-coming designers who not only brought their dreams to fruition but exceeded expectations. ” Unthinkable Creative worked on the production of the new designs and supported with coordinating designers and businesses. Sandra Manzano, Head of Operations of Unthinkable Creative UAE commented, “Our Neighborhood Design work in both Spain and the USA showcases Freepik’s commitment to empowering communities through design. We believe that technology and great design, can truly transform narratives and create positive stories. Seeing the meaningful impact of this campaign reinforces our belief that creativity knows no bounds and can ignite positive change worldwide.” About Freepik Freepik is a leading global tech company that helps anyone create great designs faster by producing high-quality graphic and audiovisual resources and AI solutions. These include photography, video, design assets like icons and mockups, plus presentation templates. Freepik is the parent company of Flaticon, Slidesgo, Videvo, Iconfinder, Wepik, and EyeEm – design tools that empower more than 100 million monthly users worldwide. Freepik is empowering creatives to harness the power of AI by offering best-of-breed AI integrated solutions such as AI text-to-image, which generates 4 million images per day, Pikaso, a sketch to image tool that has created over 131 million frames since its launch in December 2023, and it’s Slidesgo text-to-slide offering that has created over 65,000 presentations every day. Founded in 2010, Freepik helps anyone express the power of their ideas, irrespective of skills or budget. By harnessing artificial intelligence and investing in the right people, Freepik helps humans unlock their creativity – enriching countless industries. With more than +550 employees, +600 exclusive remote designers, and over 50,000 registered contributors, Freepik has been named by the Financial Times as one of the ‘1,000 Fastest Growing European Companies’ for four consecutive years and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Software Sellers according to G2Company. Freepik has received the Great Place to Work recognition by Great Place to Work®. Find out more: http://www.freepik.com Contact Details Freepik Aideen Kennedy akennedy@freepik.com Company Website https://www.freepik.com/

April 19, 2024 12:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Completes Major Fiber Network Expansion in Spring Hill, Kansas

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Comcast announced today the completed expansion of its next-generation Xfinity network to homes and businesses in the City of Spring Hill. The media and technology company invested more than $13 million to install more than 90 miles of new fiber-rich highways that will offer residential broadband speeds faster than 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps. The completion is part of Comcast’s ongoing expansion in the Midwest where Comcast is also expanding into Paola/Hillsdale. “The Kelly-Toland Administration recognizes that building reliable broadband services is essential for healthy communities throughout the state,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “With the completion of this project, the Spring Hill community now has the resources needed to stay connected and engaged – and help drive economic development.” "The City of Spring Hill joins Comcast in celebrating the completion of this investment in our community. It will support workforce development, education and greater access to high-speed internet for our residents. This was a big priority of this administration from the start, and I’m glad to see it through to becoming a reality. It also improves our internet infrastructure in a way that is attractive to businesses interested in growing here," said Mayor Joe Berkey, City of Spring Hill. “I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access to Spring Hill and also their continued commitment to sponsoring other Spring Hill community events throughout the year.” To celebrate the expansion of Xfinity services to the City of Spring Hill, Comcast will donate $5,000 to the Spring Hill Education Foundation and will host an ‘Xfinity On Tour’ event during the Spring Hill Recreation Center Daffodil Days on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at the Spring Hill Learning Academy at 300 E. Street. This free, family-oriented community event provides residents the opportunity to learn more about Comcast services, answer questions, and take advantage of exclusive offers. You can also stop into the nearest Xfinity store to learn more. For Spring Hill residents, this expansion means access to all Xfinity Internet service offerings with speeds faster than 1 Gig and advanced WiFi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering reliable and consistent connections for real-time activities like gaming, live streaming, and video conferencing with ultra-low lag. Residents will also have access to the Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Home, Comcast’s professionally installed home security solution, and Xfinity Mobile, one of the nation’s fastest growing mobile services that can save customers hundreds of dollars a year on their mobile bills, and is top ranked in customer satisfaction. “Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more Johnson County region families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Kalyn Hove, Comcast Midwest Regional Senior Vice President. “By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, cybersecurity, managed solutions and Comcast Business Mobile products designed specifically for their employee’s needs. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading providers to larger organizations in the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. “We purchased The Bean in Spring Hill nearly three years ago. The most difficult part of doing business was little to no access to internet and proper speeds needed to run our business,” stated Brad Killen, CEO of The Bean. “When I spoke with Comcast Business it was a quick YES to help us. Before switching to Comcast, our WiFi went out every other day and we were running on the slowest speeds. We are now finally getting normal speeds and could not be happier with the service. Everyday dozens of people work, take meetings, or calls at The Bean and this upgrade keeps people coming back for more.” 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 www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 jill_hornbacher@comcast.com Company Website https://midwest.comcast.com

April 19, 2024 08:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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Bitget Lists Alephium (ALPH), Elevating the Landscape of Blockchain Scalability and Efficiency

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Bitget, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and web3 company, announces the listing of Alephium (ALPH), a groundbreaking sharded L1 blockchain, poised to revolutionize the landscape of decentralized finance (DeFi). With its innovative architecture and commitment to scalability, security, and energy efficiency, Alephium represents a significant advancement in blockchain technology. Alephium (ALPH) introduces a novel approach to blockchain scalability by building upon Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (PoW) and Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) model. Leveraging its proprietary sharding algorithm called BlockFlow, Alephium achieves exceptional performance without compromising on security. This sharded design allows Alephium to process over 10,000 transactions per second, setting new standards for throughput in the blockchain industry. Alephium’s architecture is designed to provide a seamless user experience while ensuring the security and integrity of the network. By utilizing a stateful UTXO model and Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) data structure, Alephium enables efficient and practical sharding, paving the way for a new era of high-performance decentralized applications (dApps) and financial services. Bitget is intensifying its focus on fortifying its spot market presence. Our proactive strategy involves identifying and fostering early-stage projects with promising potential, enabling more crypto gems to shine brightly upon listing on Bitget. This approach has firmly established Bitget as a leader in providing a wide array of asset options. Remarkably, it has introduced 186 new listings in the current quarter alone. For more information, please visit: https://www.bitget.com/support/articles/12560603808325 About Bitget Established in 2018, Bitget is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and Web3 company. Serving over 20 million users in 100+ countries and regions, the Bitget exchange is committed to helping users trade smarter with its pioneering copy trading feature and other trading solutions. Formerly known as BitKeep, Bitget Wallet is a world-class multi-chain crypto wallet that offers an array of comprehensive Web3 solutions and features including wallet functionality, swap, NFT Marketplace, DApp browser, and more. Bitget inspires individuals to embrace crypto through collaborations with credible partners, including legendary Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and official eSports events organizer PGL. For more information, visit: Website | Twitter | Telegram | LinkedIn | Discord | Bitget Wallet For media inquiries, please contact: media@bitget.com Contact Details Bitget Rachel Cheung media@bitget.com Company Website https://www.bitget.com/

April 19, 2024 09:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Bitget Wallet Rolls Out BWB Points Airdrop, Strengthening Collaboration with Ethena

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Bitget Wallet, one of the largest Web3 wallets in Asia and recognized globally, has partnered with Ethena, an Ethereum-based synthetic dollar protocol. Following this collaboration, users, who deposited at least 100 USDT over the past three months on Ethena will receive BWB points airdrop. In the future, the BWB points will be enabled for converting into BWB tokens after the airdrop campaign concludes. Ethena also announced that users locking its USDe stablecoin for at least 7 days on the Bitget Wallet would be eligible for a 20% reward boost. This collaboration allows users to engage with Ethena via Bitget Wallet's browser extension and mobile application, making it simpler to manage token transactions, exchange USDe, engage in staking, and join the Pendle campaign. Users can also deposit ENA tokens into Pendle to either earn points or secure advantageous fixed rates. Ethena is now accessible through Bitget Wallet's DApp browser on mobile, streamlining user interaction. Bitget Wallet recently has also launched the BWB Ecosystem Partner Program to foster participation within the DeFi space and promote the growth of collaborative projects. This initiative unites more than 70 blockchains and projects, including Ethena, and rewards active users with BWB Points. The BWB token will start its Token Generation Event (TGE) and Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) in the upcoming second quarter. This month, Bitget Wallet kicked off a BWB Points airdrop campaign targeted at Ethena users who have transacted at least 100 USDT in the past three months. Qualified participants are granted BWB Points, which can be converted into BWB tokens in the future, the primary token of Bitget Wallet's ecosystem. The airdrop, running until April 28th, is open to both new and existing Bitget Wallet users and active users of other prominent Web3 wallets and includes specific wallet tasks to boost point accumulation. Bitget Wallet announces this collaboration following Ethena's robust performance in the past month. Ethena's USDe stablecoin became the top-performing decentralized application in terms of earnings shortly after its release in mid-March, offering a 67% annual percentage yield (APY). The current APY on its stablecoins stands at 24%. Ethena's USDe is the first censorship-resistant, scalable, and crypto-native money solution, fully backed and transparently recorded on-chain, allowing for seamless integration across the DeFi ecosystem. The stability of the USDe peg is maintained through delta hedging, which offsets derivatives positions against the protocol-held collateral. About Bitget Wallet Bitget Wallet is Asia's largest and a leading global Web3 wallet with over 20 million users worldwide. It offers a comprehensive range of features, including asset management, intelligent market data, swap trading, launchpad, inscribing, and DApp browsing. Currently, it supports more than 100 major blockchains, hundreds of EVM-compatible chains, and over 250,000 cryptocurrencies. Bitget Wallet enhances liquidity by aggregating it across hundreds of top DEXs and cross-chain bridges, facilitating seamless trading on nearly 50 blockchains. For more information, visit: Website | Twitter | Telegram | Discord Contact Details Bitget Rachel Cheung media@bitget.com Company Website https://www.bitget.com/

April 19, 2024 09:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Octoblock USDC Airdrops Looks To Fuel New Meme Mania Over Dog And Frog Coins

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By Simon Frasier From Doge to PEPE, the memecoin world is ready for the next level of excitement, and this time it comes with some financial support. Enter Octoblock, a new contender in the arena that's not just vying for attention, it's offering a revolutionary incentive to join the party: Airdrops of USDC. As opposed to Dogecoin (DOGE) and PEPE which are currently dominating memecoin culture, they are able to connect with a certain investor type on an emotional level but lack practical applications in the real world and their price movements tend to be extremely volatile. They can be one of the most exciting but also unpredictable things in the life of a young person, with the hype on the internet being the driving force. USDC Airdrops: A Revolutionary Experience for Memecoin Fans Traditionally, memecoins have been viewed as a gamble. The prices of these items can dramatically increase after one viral tweet or celebrity endorsement, and then fall in a similar manner when the hype dies out. Octoblock conducts airdrops of USDC, which is a dollar-pegged stablecoin, in order to change the narrative. Octoblock has a strategy to provide USDC and its native token to its presale participants to create a safety net. Participants not only contribute to the positive development of the meme-coin but also get revenue in the form of a stable asset that reduces risk. The merger of a memecoin and a stablecoin is a great opportunity for investors who are willing to get the excitement of a memecoin with the stability of a stablecoin. Beyond the Airdrops: Demonstrating Octoblock Abilities Contrary to some memecoins that flourish on hype, Octoblock is characterized by a team with a definite road map for the future. They're endeavoring to build a sound DeFi environment with staking and DEX functionalities among the features. Staking is a mechanism under which users deposit their tokens to receive rewards, while DEX functionalities provide users with a way to directly trade cryptocurrencies without the need for a centralized exchange. The history of memecoins is full of projects that were supposed to be the real thing but in the end, they turned out to be empty shells because they didn’t have any development or real-world applications. Octoblock, unlike the rest, focuses on constructing a prolific DeFi ecosystem. Doing this, gives a chance to successfully extend their platform capabilities beyond the memecoin hype. Did Octoblock spark the next memecoin frenzy? Whether Octoblock can manage to overthrow the current memecoin leaders is something that will be decided in the near future. On the other hand, the USDC airdrop campaign and the dedication to the ecosystem Octoblock reflects a sign of a serious team that can change the crypto landscape. It offers a compelling proposition: the prospects of memecoins (on steroids), a stablecoin as well as a DeFi platform with a plethora of features. It could be a factor that starts a new wave in the memecoin space, a wave that is not shaken by the passing internet trends and is based on the creation of a long-term future. Thus, Octoblock is an alternative for those who are aiming to invest in a memecoin that is likely to last long. Not only does the project have the capability of reshaping the memecoin landscape but it is also a stepping stone to the new era of crypto investment, where playfulness and functionality work in tandem. At The End The way Octoblock is implemented may be the beginning of a new era for the memecoin industry. By integrating the stability of USDC airdrops, they're making memecoin investments more appealing among a wider range of people. Such a turn will probably mark the on-coming of the "era of stable-memecoins," where memecoins will be offering not only high returns but also the level of financial security that has not been there before. Only time will tell if Octoblock can topple the Doge and PEPE dynasties, but one thing's for sure: they are adding a different dimension to memecoin realm and perhaps it is the beginning of something big. Join the presale here: Buy OCTO: https://reef.octoblock.io/register Website: https://octoblock.io/ Discover the Premier DeFi Protocol with Integrated cFyF Technology on Binance Smart Chain - Enhance Your Yield Farming Returns Now! This post was authored by an external contributor and does not represent Benzinga’s opinions and has not been edited for content. This contains sponsored content and is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Cryptocurrency is a volatile market; do your independent research and only invest what you can afford to lose. New token launches and small market capitalization coins are inherently more risky than large cap cryptocurrencies. These tokens are subject to larger liquidity and market risks. Contact Details Beran Novotny support@octoblock.io Company Website https://octoblock.io/

April 19, 2024 08:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NORQUE Universe Offers First AI-Powered Blockchain System Predicted to Replace AI, BTC, and ETH for a More Stable Crypto Future

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By Kevin Tyler, Benzinga Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the metaverse are today facing a pivotal moment. During the bull market of 2020 and 2021, prices soared to all-time highs. But since then, the industry has experienced turbulence. A falling market has discouraged both the public and stakeholders from casting a shadow over the future of crypto. In this uncertainty rises NORQUE Universe, a new project poised to revitalize, stabilize, and bring confidence back to cryptocurrency. NORQUE isn't just another addition to the blockchain, it's a pioneering initiative determined to redefine the standards of digital currency and technology. By innovatively harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, NORQUE is on track to surpass limitations. Some believe it could replace Bitcoin and Ethereum as a more stable and viable alternative that can give new life to Metaverse and Artificial Intelligence usability. NORQUE 's unique approach focuses on integrating AI and ML to streamline insurance processes, making it the first of its kind to offer a solution aimed at the insurance sector. The innovative protocol offers low transaction fees with the capacity to handle millions of transactions per second. It enhances security while using AI and ML for diverse insurance use cases administered through the blockchain. This has the potential to revolutionize the way insurance policies are issued and claims are settled. NORQUE is set to introduce the first ever application that people can use for buying items from groceries to expensive assets. I can instantly purchase Crypto to FIAT and do FIAT to crypto conversion. Plus it can enable blazing fast cross border payments. NORQUE universe is promising all the things that are currently missing in the market. NORQUE AI, ML and risk mitigation are being applied to Blockchain, CEX and DEX, real usability Coin/Token NOQ and many more things. NORQUE could be the most innovative and promising Blockchain project of 2024. More Stable NOQ Coin Comprehensive Ecosystem In stark contrast to other cryptocurrencies that have experienced volatile price fluctuations, NORQUE has introduced the NOQ Token/Coin. It's different being backed by tangible assets such as real estate and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). This real world backing ensures the NOQ Coin will hold steady while potentially increasing value. This works to solve investor worries about the intrinsic value of cryptocurrencies while mimicking the kind of tangible backing traditional money has enjoyed. The NORQUE Universe is also set to offer a comprehensive ecosystem that includes a decentralized exchange (DEX) and a centralized exchange (CEX). This lets users easily convert between different cryptocurrencies, then trade with confidence. There is no entry for new Coins directly on NORQUE CEX. Coins must spend a specific time on NORQUE DEX to prove their value and only then entry is allowed on NORQUE CEX. This is due to both NORQUE DEX and CEX being AI, ML and risk mitigation service compliant. Furthermore, NORQUE's commitment to inclusivity is evident in its initiative to facilitate cryptocurrency payments for cross-border transactions. This allows for instant conversions without the hefty fees associated with traditional fiat currency exchanges. NORQUE Universe's ambitious offerings extend beyond financial transactions to offer insurance coverage across the entire spectrum of Blockchain, Web3, Cryptocurrency, Metaverse, and the physical world. As the NORQUE project unfolds, it offers hope for restoring faith and stability in these revolutionary technologies. The NORQUE Universe is a movement set to redefine the future of digital currency and technology for a more stable and prosperous future. Addressing the Dramatic Fall of FTX, Dogecoin, and Terra Luna It wasn't long ago the crypto world was rocked by the dramatic fall of once-prominent FTX, Dogecoin, and Terra Luna. This led to painful financial losses for investors. It also eroded trust in the stability and reliability of digital currencies. Then the collapse of FTX, a major cryptocurrency exchange, along with the unexpected plummet of meme-inspired Dogecoin and the algorithmic stablecoin Terra Luna, has highlighted the urgent need for enhanced protection mechanisms within the crypto ecosystem. Amidst this backdrop of uncertainty and loss, NORQUE Universe emerges as a pioneering solution designed to address these challenges head-on. By introducing the world's first insurance service for both promoters and users, NORQUE aims to provide a Blockchain/ Web3/ Cryptocurency/ Metaverse/ Physical World safety net. Designed to mitigate the risk of investment in digital assets. Many believe this innovative approach will give Blockchain/ Web3/ Cryptocurency/ Metaverse the greater stability it needs to return confidence to the public. It can avoid future downfalls recently experienced with FTX, Dogecoin, Terra Luna, and the security breach in Metaverse and Blockchain. The fear of Metaverse investments becoming zero overnight is expected to become nothing more than a memory. NORQUE's NOQ coin offers innovative interoperability, enabling users to migrate their native tokens to NORQUE's proprietary blockchain without a problem once it is ready. Revolutionizing With AI, ML and Risk Mitigation Offerings The inclusion of NORQUE 's own DEX and CEX, equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities, marks a significant advancement in decentralized and centralized exchanges. By integrating insurance coverage and leveraging AI/ML for market analysis and risk identification, NORQUE sets new standards for security and intelligent trading in the cryptocurrency market. This ensures users are not only protected against potential losses but also empowered with data-driven insights to make informed investment decisions. As NORQUE onboards traditional insurance services onto the blockchain, it offers a futuristic solution that benefits both insurance companies and the general public. This integration promises to enhance the efficiency of insurance claim settlements and overall service delivery. This is expected to leverage blockchain's transparency, security, and AI/ML's analytical prowess. By doing so, NORQUE addresses the critical need for end-to-end insurance services on blockchain technology, empowering the insurance industry and providing a blueprint for the future of secure, intelligent digital asset management. NORQUE Universe is not just responding to the challenges posed by the fall of major crypto players. It is proactively setting a new paradigm for security, utility, and value in the digital asset space that could mean an end to crypto volatility. With its comprehensive insurance services, backed by real-world assets Coin/Token NOQ and advanced technological features, NORQUE is leading the way toward a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for crypto, blockchain, and metaverse worlds. NORQUE is registered in European Union with the proper virtual assets license, plus the Certik certification is in process this all adds trust and value to the project. An ICO is planned for April 2024. You can join the Norque Universe by clicking below: X: twitter.com/NorqueNoq Medium: https://norque.medium.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/NdHtsKa4va Telegram Group: https://t.me/ConvalexaNOQ Telegram Channel: https://t.me/NORQUE_NOQ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/NOQ/ NOQ Universe Limited is a Blockchain, Web3, Cryptocurrency, Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning driven solutions news company, with the primary motive Security, Usability, Accessibility and Sustainability for general public and stakeholders. This post was authored by an external contributor and does not represent Benzinga’s opinions and has not been edited for content. This contains sponsored content and is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Cryptocurrency is a volatile market; do your independent research and only invest what you can afford to lose. New token launches and small market capitalization coins are inherently more risky than large cap cryptocurrencies. These tokens are subject to larger liquidity and market risks. Contact Details Mr. Michael Long connect@noquniverse.com

April 19, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Searching For The Best Options Trading Platforms? Zero Equity Options Contract Fees, Free Tools And More With Moomoo

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By Austin DeNoce, Benzinga The investment and trading platform Moomoo Financial Inc. recently introduced zero contract fees for its equity options model for options trading, representing a notable departure from traditional options fee structures that generally sit at $0.65 per contract. This approach appeals to a wide range of traders, from new option traders to seasoned ones, as a cost-effective alternative to competitors in the options space. This strategy not only highlights Moomoo's stated commitment to options trading affordability but also brings the platform's range of free, powerful analytical tools and resources into focus for options traders considering the intuitive platform. Overview Of Moomoo's Platform Moomoo's platform strikes a unique balance between user-friendliness and advanced functionality, designed to appeal to options traders at all levels. Its offerings include an extensive array of tools for charting, strategies, options learning, paper trading and detailed market analysis. For options traders, the platform’s blend of simplicity and sophistication makes it a competitive choice in the trading community; however, it serves investors and stock traders as well with U.S. and international stocks, ETFs and a variable 5.1% annual percentage yield (APY) on uninvested cash in the Cash Sweep Program for new and qualified existing users*. (Cash Sweep APY rate as of 11/03/23 and is subject to change.) Embracing Options Trading With Competitive Rates Moomoo offers zero options trading commission fees*. This policy, along with pricing that includes reduced contract fees for index options and zero contract fees on equity options, sets Moomoo apart from competitors and brings MooMoo one step closer to becoming the budget-friendly premium platform of choice. This is particularly appealing in today's cost-conscious market. Free Options Features And Tools Beyond its compelling fee structure, Moomoo offers a variety of free options analysis tools. These include real-time options data, strategies and unusual activities, providing a comprehensive options toolkit for traders without any additional fees or charges. While Robinhood is great for those just starting out with options, Moomoo says its own advanced charting and real-time data provide more in-depth analysis, making Moomoo an excellent choice for options traders who are ready to upgrade their trading skills without high costs. Customizable Options Chain Real-Time Options Data Customizable Options Chain Options Calculator Unusual Options Activity Implied Volatility Analysis 13 Pre-Built Options Strategies*, including customization opportunities 0 Days to Expiration (0DTE) Options by Volume * Options trading subject to eligibility requirements. Strategies available will depend on options level approved. Moomoo And Cboe’s Strategic Collaboration: Index Options Now Available The partnership between Moomoo and Cboe Global Markets (BATS: CBOE), a leading global exchange operator, marked a significant development in Moomoo's growth and global reach, but it also emphasized its commitment to expanding options market access and options education. Their collaboration brought six index options products, including exclusive listings like SPX and VIX options, to many of Moomoo's U.S. customers. Notably, this collaboration is particularly beneficial for retail investors, as it helps remove some of the complexity associated with index options trading by providing useful education materials, advancing the goal of democratizing access to global markets. Redefining Options Trading With Value And Innovation With its new fee structure and suite of tools, Moomoo presents itself as a noteworthy contender in options trading. Its commitment to zero-contract fees, coupled with a wide and comprehensive selection of free options trading tools, makes it a compelling option for traders seeking both value and quality in their trading platform. Moomoo's approach also caters to a wide audience, from beginners to seasoned traders, making it a versatile and user-friendly platform throughout one’s entire trading journey. *Margin trading entails greater risk, including, but not limited to, risk of loss and incurrence of margin interest debt, and is not suitable for all investors. Please assess your financial circumstances and risk tolerance before trading on margin. Open an account with Moomoo and begin your trading journey today. FAQs Q: Does Moomoo support option strategies supported for U.S. Stocks? A: Moomoo currently supports common option strategies such as covered calls vertical spreads, calendar spreads, diagonal spreads, straddles and strangles in non-universal accounts. Corresponding option combination quotes and trading capabilities are planned to be supported in the future. Q: How can I apply for options trading on Moomoo? A: You can apply for options trading by downloading the app, applying for a brokerage account and then also applying for options trading on that account. You can start trading options once your account has been approved. Keep in mind options trading is subject to eligibility requirements. Options trading is risky and not appropriate for everyone. Q: Does Moomoo offer options education? A: Yes, Moomoo has a wealth of free options education from paper trading, seminars, webinars, courses, and an inclusive community. U.S. residents trading in U.S. securities may trade commission-free using the Moomoo app through Moomoo Financial Inc. The above charges are applicable to U.S. residents. If you would like to know the fees for non-U.S. residents, click here. Featured photo courtesy of Moomoo Financial. Moomoo is an investment and trading platform that empowers global investors with pro-grade, easy-to-use tools, data, and insights. We believe investing is a transformative and long-term journey. That's why moomoo empowers investors with the tools and data they need to help unlock their financial potential today and in the future. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, moomoo is here to power your investment journey. With access to a wide range of both user-friendly and advanced features, including real-time market data, technical analysis tools, and in-depth order book data moomoo users can potentially enhance their trading strategies to pursue their goals. Our mission is built on three core values: transparency, innovation, and community. By using these values to guide us, we deliver a comprehensive investment experience for individuals across all trading levels. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. U.S. residents trading in U.S. securities may trade commission-free using the Moomoo app through Moomoo Financial Inc. The above charges are applicable to U.S. residents. If you would like to know the fees for Non-U.S. resident, click here.$0 contract fees only apply to equity options (stocks and ETFs), while index options will be subject to a $0.5 contract fee per contract. Other fees may apply. For more info, visit moomoo.com/us/pricing.U.S. residents trading in U.S. securities may trade commission-free using the moomoo app through Moomoo Financial Inc. Other fees may apply. For more info, visit moomoo.com/us/pricing. Options trading is risky and not appropriate for all investors. Read Options Disclosure Document before trading.Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request. Moomoo does not guarantee favorable investment outcomes. The past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Customers should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in options. Because of the importance of tax considerations to all options transactions, the customer considering options should consult their tax advisor as to how taxes affect the outcome of each options strategy.There is no guarantee or assurance that the use of any tools or data provided on the Moomoo app will result in investment success or reduce investment risk. Past performance does not guarantee future results.This article is for educational use only and is not a recommendation of any particular investment strategy. Content is general in nature, strictly for educational purposes, and may not be appropriate for all investors. It is provided without respect to individual investors' financial sophistication, financial situation, investment objectives, investing time horizon, or risk tolerance. You should consider the appropriateness of this information having regard to your relevant personal circumstances before making any investment decisions. All investing involves risks.Moomoo is a financial information and trading app offered by Moomoo Technologies Inc. Securities products and services on the moomoo app are offered through Moomoo Financial Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.This event is for informational and educational purposes only and is not investment advice or a recommendation to engage in any investment or financial strategy. Investing involves risk and the potential to lose principal. Investment and financial decisions should always be made based on your specific financial needs, objectives, goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance.All investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal, and there can be no guarantee that any investing strategy will be successful.Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks.Benzinga was commissioned for this article and is not affiliated with the Moomoo app or it’s affiliated companies. This includes Moomoo Technologies Inc. (MTI) provider of the app and Moomoo Financial Inc.(MFI) Member FINRA/SIPC, which offers securities in the U.S. MTI, MFI, or their affiliates do not endorse any trading strategies that may be discussed or promoted herein. Moomoo and its affiliates make no representation or warranty as to the article’s adequacy, completeness, accuracy or timeliness for any particular purpose of the above content.Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. It is important that investors read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (https://j.us.moomoo.com/00xBBz) before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request. Moomoo does not guarantee favorable investment outcomes. The past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Customers should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in options. Because of the importance of tax considerations to all options transactions, the customer considering options should consult their tax advisor as to how taxes affect the outcome of each options strategy. There is no guarantee or assurance that the use of any tools or data provided on the moomoo app will result in investment success or reduce investment risk. Past performance does not guarantee future results.This article is for educational use only and is not a recommendation of any particular investment strategy. Content is general in nature, strictly for educational purposes, and may not be appropriate for all investors. It is provided without respect to individual investors' financial sophistication, financial situation, investment objectives, investing time horizon, or risk tolerance. You should consider the appropriateness of this information having regard to your relevant personal circumstances before making any investment decisions. All investing involves risks Contact Details Klim Yeeloy kyeeloy@us.moomoo.com Company Website http://www.moomoo.com

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