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Top CX Visionaries to Gather at World CX Summit and Rebuild India’s Technological Ecosystem with CX

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BANGALORE, INDIA, Apr 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - As companies are emerging stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need is to adapt to the changes in their business functions caused by a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. The way a company interacts with its clients has undergone substantial transformation leading them to seek innovations that can adapt to the current scenario.

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World CX Summit is an In-Person event taking place at Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 27 April 2022. The summit is hosting top Indian CX leaders and global experts, to explore the latest trends and address the most pressing challenges in the current CX ecosystem.

Alongside World CX Summit, Trescon is introducing 'World CX Awards', in a bid to honour top-notch CX professionals across industry sectors in the country, who have revolutionized the CX landscape.

"When you serve stated needs of customers, you meet expectations. When you go beyond and serve unstated needs, you exceed expectations," states KV Dipu, Senior President - Head Operations & Customer Service at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, and one of the speaker at World CX Summit.

Dharmender Narang, SVP - Chief CX Officer, at IIFL Securities stated, "Today, companies can regularly, and seamlessly collect customer interaction data from across financial, and operations systems, yielding deep insights about their customers. Those with an eye toward the future are boosting their data and analytics capabilities and harnessing predictive insights to connect more closely with their customers, anticipate behaviors, and identify CX issues and opportunities making CX as service differentiator in the industry. These companies can better understand their interactions with customers, even pre-empt problems in customer journeys and help company to improve customer loyalty & long relationship thus improving revenue per customer."

World CX Summit will provide a wide spectrum of expert speakers and panelists such as:
- Rekha Nair, Chief Customer Experience & Quality Officer, Adani Airport Holdings Ltd.
- Neeraj Lal, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Hospitals
- Dharmender Narang, Senior VP, Chief Customer Experience Officer, IIFL Securities
- Dharmarajan K, Chief Business Officer, Tata CLiQ
- Chaitanya Chokkareddy, CIO, Ozonetel Communications Pvt Ltd
- Nishant Shrivastava, Global Head - Centre of Excellence for Unified Communications and Collaborations, TATA Communications
- Shradha Thapa, Regional Head - Govt & OTT Partnership, Infobip
- Prakash Bharath, Director and Regional Head, Freshworks
- KV Dipu, Senior President - Head Operations & Customer Service, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
- Ramakrishna M, Director - Contact Centre, CX and Outsource Operations, CoinSwitch Kuber
- Indranil Nath, EVP - Operations, Shiprocket
- Nitin Jain, Head of CX (CS&L and Sales) for India & Middle East and Africa, Mondelēz International
- Kumud Upadhyay, SVP - Customer Service, Motilal Oswal Financial Services
- Hari Shankar Mishra, SVP - CX, Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited
- Gaurav Sadana, VP & Head- CX & Central Retention, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company
- Suraj Shetty, Head Of CX, Learning & Development, Kissht
- Zeenat Mongal, DVP CX, ICICI Lombard
- Aalok R Pradhan, Director - Customer Success, CoinDCX

The event will focus on topics such as: Digital Transformation with Customer-First Thinking; Customer Data: Designing for Transparency & Trust; CX Strategies for a Touchless World; Adopting Digital Omnichannel; Future of Chatbots & Virtual Assistants; Rise of the Flexible Workforce; Role of Cybersecurity in Building Customer Trust and much more.

"While digital transformation has become a necessity, business leaders must now face a new set of challenges. As businesses plan for long-term sustained growth, the top priorities are speed, agility, customer experience, and culture shift," stated Mithun Shetty - CEO, Trescon.

World CX Summit - India is officially sponsored by Lead Partner - Ozonetel Communications; Platinum Partners - Gupshup, TATA Communications, Infobip; Silver Sponsor - Phonon Communications; Gold Partners - UserTesting; Freshworks; Bronze Partner - Haptik, NeoSOFT Tech, Yellow.ai.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments and individuals. Trescon is specialised in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, road shows, expos, demand generation, investor connect and consulting services.

About World CX Summit

World CX Summit is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world. As a part of the global series, the Indian edition will be gathering pre-qualified CX leaders "all under one roof" to discuss how the latest CX technologies and customer insights can be combined to transform CX with a new approach
The summit will also host a combination of insightful sessions, keynotes, case studies and panel discussions sure to deliver actionable insights that attendees can apply to their Customer Experience strategies.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:
Monith Shetty
Media, PR & Corporate Communications
+91 81059 75937
media@tresconglobal.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comAs companies are emerging stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need is to adapt to the changes in their business functions caused by a once-in-a-lifetime crisis.

Kitchen Culture’s business transformation at risk – funds raised not accounted for

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SINGAPORE, Apr 21, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - As the single largest shareholder of Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. ("Kitchen Culture") with a 21.19% stake, OOWAY Group Ltd. ("OOWAY Group" or the "Group") shares the frustration of many shareholders who raised concerns over matters of internal controls and governance ahead of Kitchen Culture's recent Annual General Meeting held on 18 March 2022.

We are deeply disappointed by the findings of Baker Tilly Consulting (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.'s ("BTC") latest report which confirm our worst fears regarding the shocking matters of concern which were first revealed in June 2021 after Kitchen Culture's Audit Committee engaged BTC to review its internal controls.

In August 2020, Kitchen Culture entered into a sale and purchase agreement and a shareholder's agreement with OOWAY Group to acquire a 30% equity stake in OOWAY Technology Pte. Ltd. ("OOWAY Technology") at a purchase consideration of S$23.92 million (the "Purchase Consideration") to be satisfied by way of the allotment and issue of 90,000,000 new ordinary shares in the capital of Kitchen Culture at an issue price of S$0.2658 per ordinary share ("Acquisition").

Mr Liu Yanlong, representative for OOWAY Group, said, "We welcomed Kitchen Culture as a strategic investor in OOWAY Technology given the mutual benefits of the acquisition, which was in line with Kitchen Culture's diversification strategy and OOWAY Group's expansion in the ASEAN region. OOWAY Group provided an opportunity for Kitchen Culture to leverage our network and capabilities, as well as to participate in the significant growth potential of Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence."

Kitchen Culture's diversification strategy was crucial as it had long suffered from recurring losses and negative operating cash flow from its core business as a kitchen solutions provider for 8 years and was in a dire state at the time of the acquisition.

The combination of the newly raised funds and OOWAY Technology's gilt-edge technical capabilities would have provided new engines for growth and hastened the return to profitability for Kitchen Culture.

Prospective investors present at OOWAY Group-led investment roadshows, eventually took up equity in Kitchen Culture, with the expectation of the game-changing business diversification through the acquisition of OOWAY Technology. Unfortunately, the raised capital has not materialised into any effort in business transformation.

Instead, we are deeply disappointed with the findings of the BTC report, which revealed that the gaps in Kitchen Culture's financial operating procedures led to[2]:

- Risk of misuse of Kitchen Culture's funds
- Risk of unauthorised use of proceeds obtained from the S$19.23 million of funds raised
- Risk of diversion of raised funds to purposes outside business diversification purposes
- Risk of questionable debt repayments to third parties
- Lack of independence and checks and balances in approving and processing payments
- Lack of accountability and traceability over entertainment expenses
- Lack of documentation for personnel hiring and pay increments
- Inappropriate operating structure involving multiple family members as management staff

These risks which were unknown to us prior to the acquisition have had a major impact on our growth plans as ongoing audits, investigations and lawsuits require significant time and resources, a challenging situation further compounded by the historical losses. Furthermore, Kitchen Culture has suffered reputational damage as a result of these issues.

Kitchen Culture's last traded price of S$0.08 per share marks an unrealised loss of close to 70% or S$16.72 million for the OOWAY Group following the completion of the acquisition. On the other hand, OOWAY Technology's value has remained stable during this period, which is also Kitchen Culture's key asset. As OOWAY Technology continues its development and making encouraging progress to grow its business, the long-term value of Kitchen Culture's stake in OOWAY Technology remains fundamentally intact.

Mr Liu added, "As a shareholder of Kitchen Culture, we have sustained significant losses, but we remain committed to growing our business together with Kitchen Culture and intend to provide the funding support needed in the near term to allay going concern issues."

The latest BTC report has identified S$7.22 million as "unmatched". This is a staggering sum and OOWAY Group hopes that the Management of Kitchen Culture investigates further to get to the bottom of this issue, so that any and all discrepancies will be ultimately accounted for to shareholders.

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) has recently requested for copies of the BTC reports for further review and investigation. We call on the new Board of Kitchen Culture to continue its relentless efforts to strengthen internal controls and implement BTC's recommendations without delay and to cooperate with the CAD to leave no stone unturned in fully resolving all outstanding issues, so we can lead the company in business transformation again.

Our confidence in Kitchen Culture's new Board to safeguard the interests of shareholders remains strong, but it must work hard to rebuild long-term value for Kitchen Culture and its shareholders.

BTC's Schedule of Matched and Unmatched Expense Items[3]
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General Announcement:: UPDATE ON REVIEW BY BAKER TILLY CONSULTANCY (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. https://bit.ly/386bU8i
General Announcement:: ASSISTANCE IN THE REVIEW BY THE COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT https://bit.ly/3jWNY9U

[1] "Unmatched" refers to situations with any of the following criteria:
- Expenses cannot be traced to the bank statements
- Details of expenses cannot be traced to the underlying supporting documents
- Description of the expenses on the supporting document is not in line with the categories of utilisation as stated in Kitchen Culture's schedules
[2] These risks and gaps reflect the summary of findings listed in Kitchen Culture's response to SGX queries on 12 July 2021
[3] Rounded up to two decimal points

About OOWAY Technology Pte. Ltd.

OOWAY Technology is a big data AI technology company which uses innovative applications to creatively design intelligent digital products and models used in multiple fields. It does so by forming a closed loop of the entire process which includes data collection, model analysis, and intelligent applications.

OOWAY's development of an advanced technology platform - DIGIT (Digital Innovation of Global Integrated Trade) propels it to leading the way in a new era of B2B trading 4.0. By integrating the vitality of global trading businesses with emerging digital technologies, OOWAY's credit 3.0 technology is combined to construct a smart platform that ensures the authenticity and credibility of global trade whilst reducing costs, increasing efficiency and facilitating trade in a more reliable fashion. OOWAY brings to users the 5S operating framework, pushing out a new form of Ultimate Trade (UT). This has enabled global trade to evolve towards a new stage of standardization and intelligence.

Issued by OOWAY Group Ltd.

Media Contact:
Email: service@ooway.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comAs the single largest shareholder of Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. ("Kitchen Culture") with a 21.19% stake, OOWAY Group Ltd. ("OOWAY Group" or the "Group") shares the frustration of many shareholders who raised concerns over matters of internal controls and governance ahead of Kitchen Culture's recent Annual General Meeting held on 18 March 2022.

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Moonstake Integrates Support for Polygon Blockchain

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SINGAPORE, Apr 15, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Moonstake announced today it will implement support for the popular Polygon Network. With this update, Moonstake Wallet users can now send, receive, and own MATIC coin as well as MATIC tokens on both the web and mobile versions. This update also enables support for sending, receiving, and holding ORBS on Polygon. Furthermore, Moonstake is considering supporting the staking of ORBS on Polygon Network, since the staking platform currently already supports ORBS staking on Ethereum. This will enable users to earn via multi-chain staking of ORBS on both blockchains through a single safe and user-friendly staking platform.

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Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, it has developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS/Android) with support for over 2,000 cryptocurrencies. Currently, Moonstake supports 16 high-demand staking coins: Cosmos, IRIS, Ontology, Harmony, Tezos, Cardano, Qtum, Polkadot, Quras, Centrality, Orbs, IOST, TRON, Shiden, FIO, and EVER, as well as ERC-721 and Cardano NFTs. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake's total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1.8 Billion and by June 2021, Moonstake was the third best staking provider in the world out of 15,000 staking providers worldwide. In March 2021, the company entered DeFi with Muse.Finance, a DeFi platform, and will continue to expand into the DeFi business.

Meanwhile, Polygon is a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security. Polygon effectively transforms Ethereum into a full-fledged multi-chain system (aka Internet of Blockchains) akin to other ones such as Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche etc with the advantages of Ethereum's security, vibrant ecosystem and openness. The ecosystem's token, MATIC, provides robust security as well as enables governance. Polygon is one of the market's biggest blockchains for Web3 builders, boasting over 7,000 DApps in its developer ecosystem which features numerous big names - from DeFi projects such as lending platform Aave to luxury brands company Dolce & Gabbana and NFT marketplaces including OpenSea and Mark Cuban's Lazy.com.

As a world-leading staking provider, Moonstake is looking forward to offer new, excellent user experiences and exciting opportunities to the Polygon ecosystem users through this integration.

About Moonstake

Moonstake is the world's leading staking service provider that develops and operates decentralized wallet services for businesses and individuals.

Since its launch in April 2020, Moonstake has partnered with 28 leading platform providers, including Cardano's constituent Emurgo, developer of the Polkadot-connected blockchain Astar Network Stake Technologies, and the TRON Network with over 50 million users. In May 2021, Moonstake further enhanced its corporate credibility by becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of OIO Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Using blockchain technology, Moonstake aims to progress toward a world where anyone can easily make use of highly secure and reliable digital asset management tools.

About Moonstake's staking business

For the staking industry, which has grown into a 630-billion dollar market as of September 2021, Moonstake provides a decentralized staking service that does not require user deposits, and supports nodes around the world in addition to its own validator nodes. Moonstake currently supports the staking of 16 blockchains. With a total staking assets of 1.8 billion USD and a global user base, the company ranked third out of more than 10,000 providers worldwide in June of the same year. https://www.moonstake.io/

About Polygon

Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon's scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 7000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total transactions processed, ~100M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.

If you're an Ethereum Developer, you're already a Polygon developer! Leverage Polygon's fast and secure txns for your dApp, get started here. https://polygon.technology/

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comMoonstake announced today it will implement support for the popular Polygon Network. With this update, Moonstake Wallet users can now send, receive, and own MATIC coin as well as MATIC tokens on both the web and mobile versions.

HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 now open for nomination

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HONG KONG, Apr 12, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is pleased to announce that public nomination is now open for the HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 (the 'Awards'). This will be the eighth consecutive year of the Awards at which remarkable practices of good IR and corporate governance are recognized among Hong Kong listed companies.

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Professor Louis Cheng, Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance and the Director of Research Centre for ESG, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Judging Panel (left) and Dr Eva Chan, Founding Chairman of HKIRA (right).

Dr Eva Chan, Founding Chairman of HKIRA, said, "It has been another challenging year for business operators in most industries. IR professionals' role is increasingly important in keeping investors and the public abreast of the latest update of listed companies and their industries. Under the new normal, new forms of communication channels are supported by advanced technologies, to facilitate instant and transparent exchange of information. We are glad that the IR community was able to turn challenges into opportunities and we look forward to recognizing more listed companies with best practices at this year's Awards."

Last year, 167 award entries were received from listed companies, over 890 eligible voters and over 360 voting institutions participated in the voting, casting a total of more than 7,900 votes. 47 winners from various categories were recognized at the Awards. Among the winners, China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited (stock code: 00291), Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code: 00778), and Xtep International Holdings Limited (stock code: 01368) were awarded Overall Best IR Company by company size - Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap - respectively.

The HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 is once again honoured to have Professor Louis Cheng, Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance and the Director of Research Centre for ESG at, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, as the Chairman of the Judging Panel. Being an advocate of IR best practice among Hong Kong listed companies, Professor Cheng has in recent years been researching on how ESG impacts investors' decisions. Observing its increasing importance, ESG-related awards have been added to the HKIRA IR Award categories since 2020. With ESG investing becoming increasingly mainstream in the professional investment community and ESG ratings often being used by investors, Professor Cheng has also been looking into the topic of score divergence (i.e. disagreement) among commercial ESG raters, and how such divergence affects or benefits investors.

Public nomination for the HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 is now open to Hong Kong-listed companies. Nominated individuals and companies will be placed on the online voting list upon confirmation of their participation. The investment community, including buy-side and sell-side analysts, and fund managers, are eligible to vote. Nominees with the highest votes (weighted) in each award category become the award winners. They then undergo a final assessment by the judging panel for the Most Progress in IR, the Overall Best IR Company Awards and the Grand ESG Award. Facilitating a fair and balanced evaluation, the judging panel comprises academics, representatives from professional associations and the investment community.

The HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 scheme has a total of 15 award categories honouring best IR practices of individuals and companies. Among these awards, 12 categories are open for nomination and voting, while the other 3 awards are selected by the judging panel. The award winners are to be announced at a ceremony to be held in Hong Kong in September 2022. For more information, please visit www.hkira.com/awards.

Strategic Public Relations Group is once again proud to be the Official Public Relations Partner and the Diamond Sponsor for the HKIRA IR Awards this year. Please find key dates relating to the Awards with its categories and criteria for selection listed in the Appendix.

About HKIRA
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a non-profit professional association comprising investor relations practitioners and corporate officers responsible for communication between corporate management and the investment community. HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, advances the best IR practices and meets the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession.

HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of IR as well as the professional competency and status of its members. To date, HKIRA has over 1000 members most of whom are working for companies primarily listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. About 68% of the Hang Seng Index Constituent Stock companies are currently members of HKIRA. HKIRA's members are from a wide spectrum of professions including IR, finance, accounting, company secretarial to corporate investment and hold positions at different corporate levels, including top executives responsible for IR and management of listed companies. For more information about HKIRA details, please visit our website http://www.hkira.com.

About the IR Awards
The HKIRA Investor Relations Awards (the "IR Awards") is an annual campaign that aims to encourage, recognize and reward the excellence in investor relations practices by individuals and companies listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Since the launch in 2015, each year the Awards seeks out and highlights the incredible achievements of individuals and companies with high standards in investor relations through their role modelling to the investment community.

The Awards ceremony, consisting of a conference in the morning and presentation in the afternoon, is a spectacular gathering of IR specialists and industry professionals that applauds and publicizes the year's achievements in investor relations. For details of the Awards and online nominations, please visit http://www.hkira.com/awards.

Appendix
Key Dates
Nomination period: 12 April to 17 May
Online voting period: 23 May to 29 June
Judging Panel Meeting: July 2022
Award Presentation: September 2022

Award Categories
Award Categories / Recognition / Selection Method
Best IR Company / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best IR Team / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best ESG (E) / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best ESG (S) / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best ESG (G) / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best Investor Meeting / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best Investor Presentation Material / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best Annual Report / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best IR Company for an IPO* / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best IR by Chairman/CEO / Individual's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best IR by CFO / Individual's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Best IRO (Investor Relations Officer) / Individual's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting
Most Progress in IR / Demonstration of the most progress in IR in the above areas during 2021 / Selected by Judging Panel
Overall Best IR Company Awards / Outstanding and all-round excellence in the above areas / Selected by Judging Panel
Grand ESG Award / Overall excellence in all the three areas across ESG / Selected by Judging Panel

* Companies which were listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2020 and 2021 are eligible to be nominated for this award.
Remarks: All awards will be further categorised by company market capitalisation into Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap, except Best IR Company for an IPO and Most Progress in IR Awards.

Judging Panel (Arranged in alphabetical order of last name)
Name Title Firms / Organizations
Professor Louis Cheng (Chairman of Judging Panel) / Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance, Director of the Research Centre for ESG, Director of the Research Institute for Business / The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Mrs Amy Donati / Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer / EDICO Holdings Limited
Ms Ashley Khoo, CFA, CPA / Past President and Board Director / CFA Society Hong Kong
Mr Andrew Look / Independent Non-Executive Director / CITIC Resources Holdings Limited
Ms Victoria Mio, CFA, FRM / Head of Equity Research, Asia Pacific / Fidelity International
Dr Maurice Ngai / General Committee and the Chairman of Membership Services of the Sub-Committees / Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies
Mr Wilfred Yiu / Managing Director and Co-Head of Markets / Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited


Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comHong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is pleased to announce that public nomination is now open for the HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 (the 'Awards').
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Iskra, the Stealth Web3 Game Community Platform Scores $34 million USD Led by a Korean Online Giant

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SINGAPORE, Apr 7, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Iskra announced that it secured an investment of up to $34 million USD led by Krust Universe, an investment arm of Kakao, a Korean tech giant. Along with Krust Universe, the list of investors read like who's who of the tech and gaming industry; WeMade, MetaBora, Neowiz, NHN Bigfoot, Fast Ventures, Liberty Investment, and Kakao Ventures.

Iskra aims to be the Future of Play, addressing category growing pains, as well as providing exciting opportunities and new game experiences for players, game developers and investors alike.

While Iskra is a new name, a look at the company's management team lineup reveals an all-star cast of blockchain and online game industry veterans with multiple exits between them from companies such as Dayli Financial Group and Tencent Holdings.

"We believe Iskra is pioneering the way to become the next-generation blockchain gaming publishing platform with unique features for game developers, users and other participants. We chose to invest in Iskra because we identify strong synergy between their ecosystem and ours. Together, we will take the blockchain and Web3 gaming industry to the next level," Henry Chang, CEO of WeMade.

Leading this round, Junghoon Kim, Chief Investment Officer at Krust Universe explained, "Iskra is a seasoned team that can combine the best of blockchain and games. During our incubation, the team successfully built a model that incentivizes various stakeholders in the community." The company further added, "Iskra is well aligned with the 2.0 strategy of Klaytn, a Krust portfolio, in which Klaytn becomes a blockchain of choice for gamefi and metaverse."

Up to now, Iskra has been focusing its resources on the company's Web3 game community platform development as well as acquiring the best next-gen blockchain game content the country has to offer. Most of the initial content that will be announced with the platform are from the same group of investors.

"We are excited that Krust, WeMade, and the rest of our investors trust my team and I to execute on our vision of a community-forward system that aligns interests by rewarding its stakeholders based on participation, while integrating sustainable tokenomic solutions for game developers to the platform. This investment will not only bring capital, but also their domain expertise and network to help expand the reach of Iskra's platform," commented Eugene Lee, CEO/Founder of Iskra.

About Krust

Krust incubates innovative startups that are building the next generation of groundbreaking technology applications. By enabling their growth and supporting their global expansion, we aim to contribute to the innovation of humanity.

About WeMade

WeMade Games is dedicated to serving gamers with a portfolio of entertaining, high quality PC and Mobile games. Established in 2000, WeMade Entertainment Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 112040) is an international game developer publisher that has grown from a handful of passionate game pioneers to a group of over 1,000 game enthusiasts.

About Iskra Pte Ltd

Iskra (https://www.iskra.world/) is the Future of Play. The Company is backed by some of the biggest technology and game companies from Korea. Iskra plans to deploy a $200M game fund to launch next-gen Web3 experiences via its Web3 game community platform. Iskra's community-forward system aligns the interests of the community by rewarding its stakeholders based on their participation, while integrating sustainable tokenomic solutions for game developers that join its platform. The Company seeks to bridge the gap in web3 adoption between early adopters and the mainstream by combining enjoyment, sustainability and the latest in blockchain technology.

Media Contact
Ben Colayco, Global Managing Director
E: media@iskra.world
Headquarters: Iskra Pte. Ltd., 24 Raffles Place, #17-04 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621

SOURCE: Iskra Pte Ltd

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comIskra announced that it secured an investment of up to $34 million USD led by Krust Universe, an investment arm of Kakao, a Korean tech giant. Along with Krust Universe, the list of investors read like who's who of the tech and gaming industry; WeMade, MetaBora, Neowiz, NHN Bigfoot, Fast Ventures, Liberty Investment, and Kakao Ventures.

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InvesTech Holdings Announces 2021 Annual Results

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HONG KONG, Apr 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - InvesTech Holdings Limited ("InvesTech Holdings", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 1087.HK), a leading integrated smart IT solutions provider in China, announces its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 December 2021 (the "Year").

During the Year, the Group continued to focus on its core business of the IT infrastructure system integration and the sales of smart office software solutions, with the majority of its revenue generating from the market in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC" or "China"). With operations gradually resuming normal in particular in the first half of the Year while capturing the surging demand in the market, the Group grew its sales considerably. During the Year, the Group's total revenue remained steady with a slight increase of approximately 3.3% to approximately RMB484.6 million (2020: approximately RMB469.1 million). Yet, certain deliveries were deferred due to late deliveries of goods by suppliers and urban lockdowns, which in turn led to a delay in the recognition of revenue, in addition, a sizable government contract was concluded during the Year, resulting in a 340.3% increase in total contracted sales backlog to approximately RMB802.9 million as compared to that of 2020. The Group's gross profit increased by approximately 11.3% to approximately RMB57.1 million (2020: approximately RMB51.3 million), broadly in line with revenue growth. Net loss for the year substantially narrowed to RMB21.0 million from the loss of RMB86.7 million in last year, mainly attributable to the absence of the recognition of an impairment of loan receivables and the impairment of goodwill in relation to the network system integration cash-generating unit for the Year.

Mr. Ringo Chan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InvesTech Holdings, said, "Thanks to the favourable national policies, investment in IT-related industries began to soar. Meanwhile, the market for smart office solutions has seen explosive growth as companies have rushed to adapt to restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 (the "pandemic"). During the Year, leveraging robust demand for IT infrastructure system integration and smart office software solution services in the Chinese market, the Group spared no effort to enhance its business development and achieved business growth."

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IT Infrastructure System Integration Business
The Group continued to expedite the development of its traditional IT infrastructure system integration business, which remained a major source of revenue during the Year. Leveraging its solid foundations in the industry and strong customer relationships, the Group's revenue from the IT infrastructure system integration segment increased by approximately 0.4% to approximately RMB448.6 million for the Year. In addition to strengthening its core competitiveness in the provision of a wide range of products and services through the traditional IT infrastructure system integration business, the Group also joined forces with various tech giants, with the aim of acquiring new clients through strategic alliances to deliver cutting-edge IT infrastructure solutions.

Smart Office Software Solutions Business
As office closures and work-from-home arrangements were adopted across various industries during the Year, demand surged for the Group's smart office software solutions and property technology ("PropTech") solutions, which operate with Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The number of orders for, and sales of, smart office software solutions increased significantly, delivering revenue growth of approximately 60.7% to approximately RMB36.0 million for the Year. During the Year, the Group also allocated more resources on its research and development team and centre located in Xi'an, the PRC. To further capture market opportunities, the Group will expand the scope of its services and continue to upgrade Virsical, its flagship smart office software solutions product.

Contract Awarded to the Group - Hong Kong Smart Library System Project
In September 2021, a government contract for the provision of a smart library system for the Hong Kong government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department with contract sum of approximately HK$693.1 million was awarded to an unincorporated joint venture, which was formed by the Group in proportion to the contribution of 70%. The project involves the design, supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, implementation, system support and maintenance of core library systems, alongside the provision of other services. The estimated project duration is from September 2021 to March 2026, with a warranty and maintenance period running until March 2036. The project is set to broaden the Group's revenue stream and expand its business in Hong Kong in coming years.

Outlook
Looking ahead, the Group will maintain the stable development of its IT infrastructure system integration business, with a focus on expediting the development of its smart office software business. The Group will also foster relationships and alliances with additional large enterprises to reach new customers while continuing its investment in the research and development centre in Xi'an, the PRC, to enhance its capabilities. In Hong Kong, the Group will continue to bid for and acquire public and private projects, and look forward to increased cooperation with government departments in the future.

In recent years, a number of technology giants have allocated immense resources to metaverse investments. Also, the pandemic has prompted the development of enterprise metaverse solutions, which deliver advantages such as increased access to talent, enhanced productivity and reduced operating costs. Taking the latest market development into consideration, the Group believes that it has entered the inflection point to the development of the up-and-coming global trend towards virtual experience, powering the enterprise metaverse with its IT infrastructure and software solutions. Currently, the Group offers a "hybrid" smart office solution allowing users to work partly in the physical workplace and partly remotely, permitting enterprises to better tap their true potential, ensuring smooth business operations and management, and fostering their overall productivity and competitiveness. Leveraging the strong capabilities of the Group's internal resources, as well as its formidable experience in IT solutions, the Group aims to further modify and enhance its software products through built-in compatibility with the latest technology, and at the same time collaborate with tech industry leaders with the ultimate goal of providing highly realistic, virtual smart-office solutions that can be used in financial institutions, new economy companies and multinational enterprises.

Mr. Chan concluded, "Riding on the favourable backdrop of the industry, coupled with our ample experience in the market, we are cautiously optimistic about the prospects of our principal businesses. We have always actively sought opportunities to build a new business ecosystem and to become a leading integrated smart IT solutions provider. Looking ahead, we will actively identify suitable acquisition and investment targets in the markets to broaden revenue base and diversify business, while progressing enterprise metaverse development and achieving breakthroughs in the industry."

About InvesTech Holdings Limited
InvesTech Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1087.HK) was listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2010. As a leading integrated smart IT solutions provider with more than 30 years of experience in IT industry, the Group is principally engaged in IT infrastructure system integration and smart office software solutions businesses. The Group has strong presence in China, with more than 10 offices nationwide with a research and development centre in Xi'an.

Website: http://www.investech-holdings.com/




Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comInvesTech Holdings Limited ("InvesTech Holdings", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 1087.HK), a leading integrated smart IT solutions provider in China, announces its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 December 2021 (the "Year").

What You Need to Know about Polkadot (DOT) in 2022

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SINGAPORE, Apr 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - 2021 was a huge year for the cryptocurrency market, with huge strides in growth and adoption of digital assets, NFTs, and blockchain worldwide. It was also an incredible year for Moonstake as we rose the top rankings of global staking providers, reaching a total staking assets of $1.8 billion thanks to the support of our users and partners worldwide. As we begin the new year 2022, Moonstake as well as our strategic coin partners have many exciting news and programs in store for you as our platforms scale and evolve. To welcome our user community into the exciting new year, we're creating a series of articles in collaboration with our strategic partner on what you need to know about our partner coins in the year 2022, this time with Polkadot.

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As of January 2020, Moonstake has been supporting DOT staking via strategic partnership with RockX, one of Polkadot's leading node operators. Since then, Moonstake has hosted a number of campaigns that promote awareness of the Polkadot ecosystem as well as adoption of DOT staking to global users, including webinars and giveaways. Later, Moonstake also partnered with Plasm, now known as Astar Network, a leading DApps hub on Polkadot, to expand support for the ecosystem with other parachains.

In 2021, Polkadot accomplished a number of major development milestones with the rollout of Parachains, Slot Auctions, and Crowdloans across 2 Relay-chain networks: Kusama coming live early in the year and Polkadot following up in December, both of which saw numerous successful parachain launches following their establishments. Additionally, the number of nominator accounts the network can support has tripled from 6,000 at the end of 2020 to 22,000 at its peak. In terms of organized events, Polkadot also managed to participate in over 380 meetups and conferences across the globe, both online and offline,in its effort to cultivate the global Polkadot community against the turbulence caused by the pandemic. Most notably, Polkadot received support and endorsement from the largest telecom company in Europe, Deutsche Telekom, who is currently using its infrastructure to participate in the Polkadot public blockchain network as a validator.

For 2022, Polkadot is focusing on expanding the number of Parachains on their network, with the ultimate goal being 100 parachain slots total. The project is also strongly continuing to push its efforts in building a robust development community for the ecosystem through even more events, hackathons, and initiatives. Not only will this help propel the ecosystem to greater heights in terms of technical achievements and usability, it is also how Polkadot will grow its user base and attract the interests of investors looking for high-value ecosystems.

Moonstake is proud to be strategic partners of Astar to expand the Polkadot ecosystem.We will continue to maintain strong support for the ever growing and developing Polkadot ecosystem and hope to bring even more great value to DOT and crypto users worldwide in 2022 to help accelerate adoption of the Polkadot and Moonstake ecosystems together.

About Moonstake

As a world-leading staking service provider, Moonstake develops and operates decentralized wallet services for enterprises and end users.

Our full-scale staking business started in August 2020. With the support of users all over the world, our total staking assets has risen to 1.8 billion dollars. In June 2021, we ranked third among 15,000 staking providers globally.

So far, we have expanded our business and ecosystem through about 30 strategic partnerships, including major blockchains such as Emurgo which is a constituent organization of Cardano, TRON, and NEO. In May 2021, we became a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed company "OIO Holdings Limited" on the Singapore Stock Exchange and we are working to further expand Moonstake's business and improve our credibility. https://www.moonstake.io/

About Polkadot

Polkadot will enable a completely decentralized web where users are in control.

Polkadot is built to connect private and consortium chains, public and permissionless networks, oracles, and future technologies that are yet to be created. Polkadot facilitates an internet where independent blockchains can exchange information and transactions in a trustless way via the Polkadot relay chain.

Polkadot makes it easier than ever to create and connect decentralized applications, services, and institutions. By empowering innovators to build better solutions, we seek to free society from its reliance on a broken web where its large institutions can't violate our trust. https://polkadot.network/

About Astar

Astar Network is the #1 Smart Contract Hub for WASM + EVM on Polkadot. Since winning its Parachain auction in January 2022, Astar Network has become the top Parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem in terms of Total Value Locked and most Ethereum assets transferred over. Astar Network is the leading smart contract hub that connects the Polkadot ecosystem to Ethereum, Cosmos, and all major layer 1 blockchains. Astar Network supports dApps using multiple virtual machines - namely WASM and EVM - and offers the best technology solutions and financial incentives via its Build2Earn and Astar Incubation Program for Web3 developers to build on top of a secure, scalable and interoperable blockchain. https://astar.network/

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comAs of January 2020, Moonstake has been supporting DOT staking via strategic partnership with RockX, one of Polkadot's leading node operators.

The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle to Collaborate on Various Digital Initiatives to Shape the Future of Digital Media and Tap New Opportunities in...

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Singapore, Mar 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX mainboard-listed company, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd. ("Stellar Lifestyle"), a business arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd., to jointly collaborate to shape the future of digital media and tap new opportunities in the digital economy.

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From left to right: Mr. Fan Xianyong, CEO of The Place Holdings, Mr Ji Zenghe, Executive Chairman of the Place Holdings, Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd, Mr. Tony Heng, President of Stellar Lifestyle

Creating vibrant transit destinations through continuous innovation and a desire to make our everyday touchpoints better, Stellar Lifestyle is the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network.

Notably, both The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle aim to build Singapore's first Sky Screen, a suspended video screen that will be an enhanced version of Beijing's iconic attraction, ("Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen").

As a high-tech visual extravaganza, the Sky Screen is envisaged as a new attraction in Singapore that will be integrated with smart digital technology system and immersive media, boosting new business vibrancy and creating new possibilities in digital media solutions.

Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen is located at No. 9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, the heart of Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) and it is one of the largest sky screens in Asia with 7,500 sqm of LED lights across a space of 250m long and 30m wide, offering a spectacular light show experience with high-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, immersive sound systems as well as technological features that enable interactivity.

Pioneering new experiential marketing experiences, Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen has established a strong brand and continues to be a popular venue and platform for various events, advertisements and media.

The Group recently announced a separate MOU to undertake two acquisitions that includes the licensing of the Intellectual Property Rights for the use in the operation and management of Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen and the acquisition of certain assets and businesses relating to Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen. More information on Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen can be accessed at www.theplacebeijing.com.

Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd, said, "The Place Holdings has an impressive business track record of more than 30 years in developing market-leading media, tourism, and real estate businesses.

As a financial, aviation and technology hub, Singapore is one of the most connected countries in the world. It is a good springboard for The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle to showcase the convergence of 5G, new technologies and media concepts to bring greater value to businesses and consumers.

This MOU signifies our desire to jointly develop experiential solutions through leading-edge technology for smart commuter-station connections. We are confident that this would pave the way for greater business success together."

Mr. Ji Zenghe, Executive Chairman of The Place Holdings, said, "Innovative visual experiences and new digital media technology continue to play a pivotal role in boosting mindshare among consumers as our physical and digital worlds come closer together.

As Singapore's largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network, Stellar Lifestyle has created a thriving ecosystem that includes F&B, shopping and digital solutions.

Through this strategic collaboration, we aim to combine our unique complementary strengths in enhancing smart commuting and creating innovative digital media solutions within this ecosystem.

This is an important milestone for the Group as we deepen our business roots in Singapore and create new value propositions with our capabilities in immersive media and digital technologies."

Mr. Ji added, "With the Sky Screen's visual extravaganza and technology features, we aim to contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore's retail and tourism landscape by creating unique and engaging experiences.

Together with Stellar Lifestyle's extensive touchpoints across Singapore, there are significant opportunities to continuously improve our service offerings and experience to targeted audiences and to redefine the future of digital media solutions."

This document is to be read in conjunction with The Place Holdings' exchange filings on 31 March 2022, which can be downloaded via www.sgx.com.

About The Place Holdings Limited
(SGX Code: E27)

Listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), focuses on integrating traditional businesses with omni-channel strategies and digital solutions (such as "new-retail" solutions, last mile logistics, immersive virtual reality technology, enterprise intelligent connectivity) to harness new growth opportunities in the digital economy.

The Group has established a strong business platform to create new value propositions within its 3 core business pillars:

1. Property development and property management activities
2. Cultural tourism and related "new retail" businesses
3. Integrated media-related businesses with management & operation rights

The Group is backed by the key management team of The Place Investment Group, a multi-billion PRC conglomerate that has a strong track record for its extensive business portfolio in tourism, media, property management, biomedical technology investments and international trade.

Embolden with a new business approach and forward-looking corporate culture, The Place Holdings is expanding our business presence of profitable businesses with high growth potential in Singapore and China through organic and inorganic initiatives.

For additional information, please visit www.theplaceholdings.com

About Stellar Lifestyle

Transit Retail & Advertising Solutions

Stellar Lifestyle, a business arm of SMRT Corporation Limited, has expertise in property and retail management, media and digital advertising solutions. We create vibrant transit destinations and lifestyle experiences to make our everyday touchpoints better. Our growing portfolio includes mall management and outdoor media & digital engagement platforms. We are also the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network.

Issued on behalf of The Place Holdings Limited and Stellar Lifestyle by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

For further information, please contact the following:

Mr. Zhang Wei
Chief Strategy Officer
The Place Holdings Limited
Tel: (65) 6781 8156
Fax: (65) 6781 8159
Email: zhangwei@theplaceholdings.com

SMRT Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 9822 0902
Email: media@smrt.com.sg

Mr. Alex TAN
Mobile: +65 9451 5252
Email: alex.tan@8prasia.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Place Holdings Limited, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd., a business arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd., to jointly collaborate to shape the future of digital media and tap new opportunities in the digital economy.
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