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NextPlay Technologies Acquires Assets and IP of Casual Game Publisher, goGame, to Integrate its HotPlay In-Game Advertising Technology

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SUNRISE, FL, Apr 20, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP), a technology solutions company building a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, has completed its previously announced acquisition of gaming assets and IP from goGame, a Singapore-based mobile casual video game publisher and technology company.

The acquired assets include goPlay, a new-gen game publishing platform featuring a tournament system, chat, payment, and 37 casual games ranging from arcade to strategy. NextPlay plans to complete the integration of its HotPlay in-game advertising (IGA) technology into the 37 goPlay games by year-end.

NextPlay also acquired from goGame a perpetual license to goPay, a payment aggregator that offers game developers multiple ways to more easily collect and process user payments. This includes carrier billing, over the counter, e-voucher, bank transfer and e-wallet. The goPay technology further extends NextPlay's existing payment services, offering access to a wider array of global payment providers.

"The key value for us in this acquisition is how the goPlay platform enables gamers to form a community within its ecosystem," noted NextPlay co-chief executive Nithinan (Jessie) Boonyawattanapisut. "We see this providing a ready-made platform to launch our HotPlay IGA technology, with this leading to new revenue streams and expansion of our reach to users in many additional countries around the world."

As a fully owned brand, goPlay brings Nextplay:

- Web destination for players to gather and engage in social play across a catalogue of well-crafted, hyper casual games.
- Set of new technologies and APIs, such as social graph, chat, and game tournament backend services, for integration into the company's advertising and game services offering and delivered via its core game software development kit across web, set-top box, and mobile platforms.
- New revenue stream through goPay payments and ability to harness exciting new partnerships in key areas of NextPlay's broader market focus, such as NFT gaming and cryptocurrency.

goPlay and goPay offer a core set of compelling features that are perfect for a wide variety of platform partners who will be able to sign up under an Open Beta this summer. The goGame offerings will become part of the NextPlay suite of customizable products that can be tailored to fit the individual needs and capabilities of B2B and B2C operators across the globe.

NextPlay also plans to introduce goPlay game users to its NextFinancial fintech-oriented products, including crypto banking, micro-lending, and potential insurance services. Across each of these offerings, NextPlay would also have full access to goGame's payment processing gateway goPay.

For further details about the NextPlay's asset and IP purchase from goGame, please see the NextPlay Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov, and also available in the nextplaytechnologies.com investor relations section.

About goGame

Go Game Pte Ltd is a game company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Founded in July 2015 by industry veteran David Ng, the company first made headlines for securing major investments from gaming giant SEGA and venture capitalist Incubate Fund Japan. The 200-strong team has collaborated on projects with SEGA, Disney, Colopl and Viacom. For more information, visit gogame.net

About NextPlay Technologies

NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP) is a technology solutions company offering games, in-game advertising, crypto-banking, connected TV and travel booking services to consumers and corporations within a growing worldwide digital ecosystem. NextPlay's engaging products and services utilize innovative AdTech, Artificial Intelligence and Fintech solutions to leverage the strengths and channels of our existing and acquired technologies. For more information about NextPlay Technologies, visit www.nextplaytechnologies.com and follow us on Twitter @NextPlayTech and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of, and within the safe harbor provided by the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, opinions, beliefs or forecasts of future events and performance. A statement identified by the use of forward-looking words including "will," "may," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "estimate," "should," and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this news release. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties related to our need for additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, which raises questions about our ability to continue as a going concern; the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and is expected to continue to have, a significant material adverse impact on the travel industry and our business, operating results and liquidity; amounts owed to us by third parties which may not be paid timely, if at all; certain amounts we owe under outstanding indebtedness which are secured by substantially all of our assets and penalties we may incur in connection therewith; the fact that we have significant indebtedness, which could adversely affect our business and financial condition; uncertainty and illiquidity in credit and capital markets which may impair our ability to obtain credit and financing on acceptable terms and may adversely affect the financial strength of our business partners; the officers and directors of the Company have the ability to exercise significant influence and voting control over the Company; stockholders may be diluted significantly through our efforts to obtain financing, satisfy obligations and complete acquisitions through the issuance of additional shares of our common or preferred stock; if we are unable to adapt to changes in technology, our business could be harmed; our travel business depends substantially on property owners and managers renewing their listings; if we do not adequately protect our intellectual property, our ability to compete could be impaired; our long-term success depends, in part, on our ability to expand our property owner, manager and traveler bases outside of the United States and, as a result, our business is susceptible to risks associated with international operations; unfavorable changes in, or interpretations of, government regulations or taxation of the evolving ALR, Internet and e-commerce industries which could harm our operating results; risks associated with the operations of, the business of, and the regulation of our recent acquisitions of Longroot Holding (Thailand) Company Limited (Longroot), HotPlay Enterprise Limited (HotPlay) and NextBank International (formerly IFEB); the market in which we participate being highly competitive, and because of that we may be unable to compete successfully with our current or future competitors; our potential inability to adapt to changes in technology, which could harm our business; the volatility of our stock price; risks associated with the integration of the operations of HotPlay, Longroot and IFEB, which acquisitions we recently competed; the fact that we may be subject to liability for the activities of our property owners and managers, which could harm our reputation and increase our operating costs; and that we have incurred significant losses to date and require additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by NextPlay are detailed from time to time in NextPlay's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, under the headings "Risk Factors". These reports are available at www.sec.gov. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on the Company's future results and/or could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. The Company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the Company. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

Source: NextPlay Technologies, Inc.

Company Contact:
NextPlay Technologies
Richard Marshall
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Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comNextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP), a technology solutions company building a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, has completed its previously announced acquisition of gaming assets and IP from goGame, a Singapore-based mobile casual video game publisher and technology company.

Cornell Blockchain Club’s 2nd Annual Conference, ‘Web3 Going Mainstream,’ Set to Kick off

Ithaca, NY, Apr 18, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Cornell Blockchain Club's 2nd Annual Conference, "Web3 Going Mainstream," is set to kick off Friday, April 22nd at Roosevelt's Island in NYC. The one-day event serves to highlight how Web3 is simultaneously transcending institutional, academic, and corporate spheres.

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In attendance will be the world's leading industry professionals, researchers, and firms, including John Wu (President of Ava Labs), Arwin Holmes (EY Global Blockchain CTO), Joe Conyers (Head of NFTs at Crypto.com), Algorand, FTX, Chainalysis, Gemini, Messari, DyDx, and many more.

This year's agenda is split into four parts: DeFi, NFTs, Regulation, and Institutions, which all have a large role to play in "Web3 Going Mainstream."

There is no university blockchain club better to host this event than Cornell's. In 2019, Cornell Blockchain Club hosted their first annual Blockchain conference which was deemed a success after 250+ attendees came to hear Emin Gun Sirer (Founder/CEO of Ava Labs), Sam Cassatt (CSO at Consensys), Kathleen Breitman (Co-Founder of Tezos) and many more speak. In fact, it was such a success that the members got to ring the Nasdaq bell.

Additionally, Cornell University has an extensive history with the development of Web3. Founded in 2017, Cornell Blockchain Club was the nation's first official university blockchain club. Since then, Cornell was named #1 University in the world for Crypto Education in 2019 by Coinbase, has created a semester-long undergraduate class with over 130 students, and has cultivated project teams who have done things like creating a Uniswap Arbitrage Bot and conducting research for the Web3 Foundation.

Cornell Blockchain Club hopes to you bridge the gap at "Web3 Going Mainstream." Follow along and stay updated here: cornellblockconference.com

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Contact: Mac Naggar, Head of Advisory
E-mail: blockchain@cornell.edu
Website: https://cornellblockchain.org/

SOURCE: Cornell Blockchain Club



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Society Pass spins-off Leflair into Leflair Group, appoints Group CEO; to become next Super Distributor Nexus in SEA’s Lifestyle Retail Ecosystem

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SINGAPORE, Apr 15, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Society Pass Inc (SoPa) (NASDAQ: SOPA), a leading Southeast Asian loyalty and ecommerce ecosystem, today announced the completion of restructuring Leflair's Vietnam operations with the spin-off of Leflair Group (LFGroup). Along with this restructuring, SoPa has appointed Loic Gautier as Chief Executive Officer of the new Leflair Group. Ngo Thi Cham, Vietnam Country Head of SoPa and current Managing Director of Leflair, will become Leflair Group's Chief Operating Officer and work alongside Loic in driving the business towards its next stage of growth.

As a result of this corporate restructuring, the Leflair Group is set to become Southeast Asia's next lifestyle retail super distributor nexus, evolving from a single discounted platform to a lifestyle retail ecosystem, providing shoppers with an integrated and unique shopping experience from online to offline. The Leflair Group will continue to pursue acquisition of companies in the e-commerce, lifestyle retail and online advertising verticals.

Ray Liang, CFO of SoPa Group, commented, "After the IPO of SoPa last year, we have been working on a new strategy for Leflair, in order to maximize its potential as a destination for lifestyle shopping in Southeast Asia. To facilitate this, we are happy to welcome back Loic Gautier as Group CEO, joining our executive team and becoming the driving force of Leflair Group in the future. At SoPa, hiring key talent is among our top priorities, and we always welcome Leflair's old talents to return, and work with the team to carry Leflair to new heights. Having Loic return as the CEO of Leflair Group ensures continuous and sustainable growth for Leflair in the years to come. The new recruitment also enables us to carry out larger plans for Leflair, evolving from a single online platform to become a true ecosystem for lifestyle shopping."

Since its IPO on the Nasdaq last year, SoPa has focused on M&A activities to expand the ecosystem with other online platforms across 6 verticals: lifestyle, F&B, travel, digital media, and B2B software and loyalty technology in the top three V.I.P countries of Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines. Through these business lines, SoPa improves the interconnectedness and support within its ecosystem, fulfilling its mission to connect millions of registered consumers with thousands of registered merchants across Southeast Asia.

With this appointment, Loic will be responsible for managing Leflair Group's growth and expansion strategy, introducing the Leflair platform to other Southeast Asian countries, as well as managing future acquisitions to expand group activity into other smaller segments within the lifestyle retail industry.

As CEO of the new Leflair Group, Loic said, "It's an honor to receive SoPa's trust. With this spin-off, Leflair now has a new medium to maximize its full growth potential. By pivoting from a single platform to an integrated lifestyle retail ecosystem, we seek to connect all players within the lifestyle retail value chain, from brand distributors, to offline stores, ecommerce platforms and delivery companies. The new vision makes Leflair a pioneer in redefining the lifestyle and ecommerce retail market across Southeast Asia."

According to Loic, Leflair Group is working on ambitious plans for the period ahead, aiming for extensive funding rounds and a roadmap to IPO in the near future. To learn more, please visit websites www.thesocietypass.com and www.leflair.com.

About Society Pass

Society Pass is a leading loyalty and data marketing ecosystem that operates multiple e-commerce and lifestyle platforms across its key markets. Its business model focuses on collecting user data through the expected circulation of its universal loyalty points. It seamlessly connects consumers and merchants across multiple product and service categories fostering organic loyalty. Since its inception, SoPa has amassed over 1.6 million registered consumers and over 5,500 registered merchants/brands on its platform. It has invested 2+ years building proprietary IT architecture with cutting edge components to effectively scale and support its Platform's consumers, merchants, and acquisitions.

SoPa provides merchants with SoPa.asia, an online commerce platform for users; #HOTTAB Biz, an order management app for business partners on SoPa.asia; and #HOTTAB POS, a specialized POS technology solution and comprehensive system for payment, loyal customer management, user's profile analytics, and financial support packages for small and medium-sized enterprises. These tools attract and retain customers with personalized interaction based on analytics and high profit margins. SoPa operates Leflair.com, Vietnam's leading lifestyle e-commerce platform, Pushkart.ph, a popular grocery delivery company in Philippines, and Handycart.vn, a leading online restaurant delivery service in Vietnam. Please visit http://thesocietypass.com.

About Leflair

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Leflair is Vietnam's leading lifestyle e-commerce platform for Fashion, Beauty and Home Furnishing products. Launched in December 2015, Leflair was selling more than 2,500 brands via its flash-sales model. SoPa acquired Leflair's assets in February 2021, relaunching the platform in September 2021, and spinning-off the Leflair Group in April 2022. For more information, please visit https://leflair.com.

Media Contact
Precious Communications for SoPa
sopa@preciouscomms.com
+65 6303 0567


Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comSociety Pass Inc (Nasdaq: SOPA) today announced the completion of restructuring of Leflair Vietnam's operations into a separate entity - Leflair Inc ("Leflair Group"). Along with this corporate restructuring, SoPa appointed Loic Gautier to become the new Group Chief Executive Officer of Leflair Group.

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Society Pass (SoPa) Reports Full Year 2021 Financial Results, Sees 891% Year on Year Revenue Growth

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SINGAPORE, Mar 24, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Society Pass Incorporated (SoPa) (Nasdaq: "SOPA"), a leading Southeast Asia loyalty and ecommerce ecosystem, reported its financial results for its fiscal year ending 31 December 2021.

The Company's total revenues increased over eight hundred and ninety percent year on year mainly as a result of the relaunch of its Leflair lifestyle e-commerce business in September 2021. "2021 has been a strong year for SoPa in spite of the impact from the Delta and Omicron variants. Despite only operating in only the last four months of 2021, Leflair recognized monthly double digit revenue growth in the fourth quarter. With the region rapidly pivoting to recovery, we expected to see robust eCommerce growth in both transaction volume and basket size. SoPa's healthy pipeline and strategy for acquiring rapidly growing eCommerce platforms will allow us to capture that exciting growth. We expect 2022 to be a stellar year for SoPa as we continue to build out our next generation loyalty platform and acquire more leading e-commerce companies in SEA", said Dennis Nguyen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Society Pass.

Key Highlights:
- Total revenue grew by 891% primarily attributed to the acquisition of the Leflair lifestyle platform
- The Company is well capitalized to rollout its business plan with cash on hand growing over 4,400% to $23.2 million, primarily due to the completion of its Nasdaq listing IPO in November 2021 (SoPa also completed a $11.5 million (gross proceeds) follow-on public offering in February of 2022)
- Since its inception, Society Pass has acquired 4 eCommerce businesses in Southeast Asia namely; #HOTTAB, Leflair, and Handycart in Vietnam, as well as Pushkart in Philippines

In 2022, SoPa expects further growth as the SEA countries shift to focus on economic recovery. The Company also expects to launch of Society Points in Q2 2022, which it expects to increase profit margins and drive customer retention for merchants. In addition, SoPa plans to make additional acquisitions in 2022 that will generate additional revenue synergies and create cost efficiencies as part of the expanding SoPa ecosystem.

About Society Pass

Society Pass is a loyalty and data marketing ecosystem that operates multiple e-commerce and lifestyle platforms across its key markets. Its business model focuses on collecting user data through the expected circulation of its universal loyalty points. It seamlessly connects consumers and merchants across multiple product and service categories fostering organic loyalty. Since its inception, SoPa has amassed over 1.6 million registered consumers and over 5,500 registered merchants/brands on its platform. It has invested 2+ years building proprietary IT architecture with cutting edge components to effectively scale and support its Platform's consumers, merchants, and acquisitions.

Society Pass provides merchants with #HOTTAB Biz - a convenient order management app for business partners on SoPa.asia, and #HOTTAB POS - a specialized POS technology solution, a comprehensive system for payment, loyal customer management, user profile analytics, and convenient financial support packages for small and medium-sized enterprises.

In addition, SoPa operates Leflair.com, Vietnam's leading lifestyle e-commerce platform, Pushkart.ph, a popular grocery delivery company in Philippines, and Handycart.vn, a leading online restaurant delivery service based in Hanoi, Vietnam. For more information, please check out: http://thesocietypass.com/

Media contact
PRecious Communications for SoPa
sopa@preciouscomms.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comSociety Pass Incorporated (SoPa) (Nasdaq: "SOPA"), a leading Southeast Asia loyalty and ecommerce ecosystem, reported its financial results for its fiscal year ending 31 December 2021.

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