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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.

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YouHodler Lists ApeCoin (APE) With Limited-Time 30% Interest Rate

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, Apr 5, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Swiss financial intermediary and FinTech platform YOUHODLER announce the listing of the popular ApeCoin (APE) to the platform. As of today, all clients can buy, exchange, trade, lend, and earn APE. Furthermore, YouHodler is offering a limited-time savings account interest rate of 30% APR for all APE deposits. These rates are available until April 30th. After that date, the interest rates will decrease to 3% APR plus compound.

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What is ApeCoin (APE)?

ApeCoin (APE) is the native governance token that powers the APE ecosystem. The APE ecosystem includes two of the most popular NFT communities, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and the Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC).

APE is an ERC-20 utility token that aims to incentivize the decentralized community. Furthermore, ApeCoin holders are said to govern themselves and the community with the help of the ApeCoin DAO - a decentralized autonomous organization. In the DAO, ApeCoin holders can vote on the evolution of the ApeCoin ecosystem and how it should be used.

Yuga Labs, the brains behind ApeCoin, say that APE utility will soon include using it for in-game purchases, merchandise, services, and events in the metaverse and ApeCoin ecosystem. Due to the popularity of BAYC and MAYC, ApeCoin has a volatile introduction to the world. For those looking to activate their crypto portfolio and play with this volatility, visit YouHodler today.

About ApeCoin

The APE Foundation is the steward of ApeCoin. It is not an overseer, but the base layer on which ApeCoin holders in the ApeCoin DAO can build.

The Foundation facilitates decentralized and community-led governance and is designed to become more decentralized over time. It is tasked with administering the decisions of the ApeCoin DAO and is responsible for day-to-day administration, bookkeeping, project management, and other tasks that ensure the DAO community's ideas have the support they need to become a reality.

The goal of the APE Foundation is to steward the growth and development of the APE ecosystem in a fair and inclusive way. It utilizes the Ecosystem Fund, which is controlled by a multi-sig wallet, to pay its expenses as directed by the ApeCoin DAO and provides an infrastructure for ApeCoin holders to collaborate through open and permissionless governance processes.

About YouHodler

YouHodler FinTech platform is focused on crypto-backed lending with fiat (USD, EUR, CHF, GBP), crypto and stablecoin loans (USDT, USDC, TUSD, PAX, PAXG, DAI, HUSD), crypto/fiat, and crypto/crypto conversions The platform supports BTC, BCH, BNB, ETH, LTC, XLM, XRP, DASH, HT, REP, and other popular cryptocurrencies and tokens. User's digital assets are safely guarded with Ledger Vault's advanced custody and Fireblocks security options.

To learn more about YouHodler Switzerland visit youhodler-swiss.com

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Third in a week: Yet another ETH based DeFi protocol suffers a $15.6 million exploit

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CEFC Announces 2021 Annual Results

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HONG KONG, Mar 28, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - CEFC Hong Kong Financial Investment Company Limited ("CEFC Financial", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group", to be renamed as "Virtual Mind Holding Company Limited"; stock code: 1520.HK) is pleased to announce its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 December 2021 (the "Year").

During the Year, the Group was mainly engaged in the design, manufacture and trading of apparel, as well as provision of money lending services. Thanks to the continued revival of demand in apparel market during the Year, the Group embraced growth momentum in its apparel operation. Driven by its excellent business performance, revenue of the Group increased by approximately 22.1% to approximately HK$140.0 million (2020: HK$114.0 million) during the Year. Gross profit was approximately HK$38.7 million (2020: HK$25.0 million), increased by approximately 55.1%. The overall gross profit margin increased by approximately 5.9 percentage points to approximately 27.7% (2020: 21.8%), benefiting from revenue growth and the Group's strategic focus to shift to higher-margin own brand products in the apparel operation during the Year. With the increase in the Group's revenue and no impairment loss on goodwill incurred for the Year, loss attributable to owners of the Company significantly narrowed by approximately 32.1% to approximately HK$46.3 million (2020: HK$68.1 million).

Business Review
Apparel Operation
Apparel Operation is the Group's core business. Its revenue is principally derived from the sales of apparel products, namely own brand products and private label products. The U.S. was the principal market for the Group's apparel operation during the Year. With the rebound of the U.S. economy following the relaxation of restrictive social measures, coupled with fiscal measures and monetary support, the revenue from the Group's apparel operation increased by approximately 20.7% year-on-year to approximately HK$129.3 million (2020: HK$107.1 million), accounting for 92.4% of the Group's total revenue.

In view of the higher gross profit margin of its own brand products, the Group focused on the expansion of this segment during the Year. The segmental revenue thus increased by approximately 80.4% to approximately HK$91.7 million (2020: HK$50.8 million). Own brand products became the largest contributor of the Group's apparel operation and accounted for 71.0% (2020: 47.5%) of the total revenue from apparel operation during the Year. Gross profit registered strong growth of approximately 107.5% to approximately HK$27.7 million (2020: HK$13.4 million), with gross profit margin increasing from 26.3% in 2020 to approximately 30.2%.

As the Group strategically shifted its focus to its own brand products during the Year, revenue from private label products decreased to approximately HK$37.5 million (2020: HK$56.2 million), contributing 29.0% of the total revenue from apparel operation for the Year. Gross profit and gross profit margin amounted to approximately HK$416,000 (2020: HK$4.2 million) and approximately 1.1% (2020: 7.4%) respectively.

Money Lending Business
The Group's lending business primarily offers loans to individual customers and small businesses in Hong Kong. Hong Kong saw a strong recovery in 2021, attributable to the well-contained local pandemic during the Year and continued revival of global economic activities. During the Year, revenue from money lending operation increased by approximately 42.3% to approximately HK$10.6 million (2020: HK$7.4 million), accounted for 7.6% of total revenue of the Group.

Outlook
The Group is committed to exploring new business opportunities to expand its apparel design, manufacturing and trading business. In view of the recent development that the apparel industry has shifted towards the market segment of trendy culture well-received among younger generation, the Group aims to capture the huge potential of fashion and trendy apparel market. In order to diversify from its focus of manufacturing private label women apparel products, the Group plans to expand its design, manufacturing and trading of apparels business to become an all-rounded trendy apparel product manufacturer, tapping into the men and young adults markets. To align with its business development strategy and the vision of developing trendy culture apparel products, as well as to prepare for further developing trendy apparel business, the Group proposed its company name to be changed to "Virtual Mind Holding Company Limited" which was approved at the extraordinary general meeting on 25 March 2022. This will be implemented after the approval of the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands.

Looking forward, the Group will promote the development of its apparel business from various aspects, and continuously develop a more diversified portfolio of trendy apparel and related products in order to open up new sales channels. In January 2022, the Group appointed the senior designer of the renowned world luxury product brand LVMH Group Dr. Zhou Yibing as Chief Creativity Officer, who will be responsible for managing the Group's product design team, developing its own brand trendy culture products and cross-over products with other brands, etc.

In addition, the Group constantly seeks to establish strategic cooperation relationship with other apparel enterprises. In January 2022, the Group has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Qingdao Weiding Sports Supplies Company Limited, which is principally engaged in trendy sportswear and accessory products, with an aim of expanding the Group's business in the men's and women's sportswear market segment. The Group has also entered into a licensing agreement with Chengdu Dreamtoys Cultural Creativity Company Limited so as to explore the younger generation market. The Group was granted the exclusive right of use of the intellectual property (IP) right of four animated characters which will be used for the development, production and sales of apparel of the IP Characters. Furthermore, the Group is striving to explore crossover collaboration opportunities with other world-renowned brands, artists and designers, in order to build up self-developed brand image and further increase the variety of the self-developed brands and products.

In March this year, the Group entered into a sales and purchase agreement with world-renowned art brand Leblon-Delienne to purchase art collections and the relevant digital creation for Non-Fungible Token ("NFT") for market sales. This series of products was created by Mr. Jose Levy, the creative director of Hermes. We plan to invite famous Asian artists Mr. Takashi Murakami and Ms. Mika Ninagawa to participate in the re-creation in the future, therefore the art collection is expected to be of enormous collectable value. At the same time, young artists and fashion people from Asia, especially Hong Kong, will be invited to participate in its events, bringing vitality to the fashion capital of Asia.

Mr. Li Yang, Chairman and Executive Director of CEFC Financial said, "The Group has been deeply involved in the fashion design business for more than 20 years, and is committed to designing and producing high-quality fashion products. In view of the huge potential of the fashion apparel market, the management of the Group plans to gradually expand the trendy apparel manufacturing business, and strategically upgrade itself to become an all-rounded trendy apparel product supplier. The Group is confident in the prospects of its trendy apparel operation and we believe that the change of our company name will lead us to a new chapter. We expect that the economic activities will get back on the right track and the Group's business will experience optimistic growth after the pandemic. Looking forward, the Group will continue to focus on the development of trendy apparel with the strategic focus on the young market. We will also actively look for collaboration opportunities with different well-known brands and designers, in hopes of increasing the popularity of our own brand and seize the immense opportunities in global trendy apparel market in order to bring long-term returns for our shareholders."

About CEFC Hong Kong Financial Investment Company Limited
CEFC Hong Kong Financial Investment Company Limited (1520.HK) is principally engaged in (i) design, manufacturing and trading of apparel; and (ii) provision of money-lending business. The Group's apparel operation is classified into two categories, namely, private label products and own brand products. Private label products are those designed and manufactured under the private labels owned or specified by the Group's customers, while own brand products are those designed and manufactured under the Group's proprietary labels. To align with its business development strategy, the proposed change of Company name to "Virtual Mind Holding Company Limited" was approved at the extraordinary general meeting on 25 March 2022.

For more details, please visit www.cefcfi.com.hk


Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comCEFC Hong Kong Financial Investment Company Limited ("CEFC Financial", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group", to be renamed as "Virtual Mind Holding Company Limited"; stock code: 1520.HK) is pleased to announce its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 December 2021 (the "Year").
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