Mobilum Technologies Announces Changes to its Board of Directors Welcoming Senior Financial Industry Veterans 5935

Mobilum Technologies Inc. (“Mobilum” or the “Company”) (CSE: MBLM) (OTC: MBLMF) (FRA: C0B), a technology-driven company making traditional finance accessible through digital payment infrastructure and digital asset management technologies, is pleased to welcome senior leaders in the fin-tech space, Kasha Piquette and Robert Niziol to its Board of Directors.

Kasha Piquette’s international leadership experiences in banking, investment management and capital markets with a special interest in ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) issues have fortified her ability to skillfully navigate complex financial matters in service of her teams and clients including the Province of Alberta. As the Director of Financial Services for Invest Alberta, her key responsibilities were directly related to increasing foreign direct investment into the Province’s financial sector. Invest Alberta is a new and innovative Crown Corporation whose goal is to work directly with domestic and international investors to attract high-value and high-impact investments to the Province.

With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Piquette is known for the pride she takes in supporting her clients to make informed investment decisions and achieving success. Prior roles with The National Bank, Barclays UK, Barclays Suisse SA, Barclays Dubai and Scotiabank garnered her ability to provide insightful advice and guidance, even amidst the most challenging of circumstances. Ms. Piquette’s work for Invest Alberta utilized her local and international business experience as she advises senior leadership regarding entrepreneurial minded strategies to attract, secure and retain global investors to the Province.

Ms. Piquette has a strong track record of building longstanding professional connections through meaningful networking founded in a shared interest in new technologies and its application (i.e., Blockchain, Deep Learning AI and FinTech). Ms. Piquette also brought unparalleled knowledge of local and international markets to Invest Alberta including FX, equities, fixed income including structured products, hedge funds, business development and ESG issues.

Robert Niziol has over 25 years of experience in capital markets, venture capital, private equity, management, and business consulting. Since 2005, he has been a Partner at Penton Partners, a private equity fund investing in lower middle-market private companies, in Poland.

Mr. Niziol is also a Founder of IGS Investment, an early-stage VC fund investing in innovative technologies, FinTech, and renewable energy, which has made 14 investments since its inception in 2018. He is also the Founder of several companies, including Pin4 Cardless Cash (branded as MasterCard Cash Pick Up in the USA), Invex Ionics, Innox, and Axen BioTech. He also previously held roles in the Credit Derivatives and Structured Credit Products Group at JPMorgan Chase in NYC.

Throughout his career, Mr. Niziol has advised many SMEs, large corporations, and governmental agencies on various business-related matters, including restructuring, turnarounds, business development, and capital structures and has spoken at numerous international conferences related to private equity and venture capital.

Mobilum Directors Peter Green, Michael Devine, and Aleem Nathwani have stepped down from the Board and remain strategic advisors to the new Board and management.

Mobilum Chief Executive Officer, Wojciech Kaszycki commented, “I am very excited to have Kasha and Robert join the Board. Their seasoned experience in crypto, blockchain, and the financial markets are a welcomed addition to the team, and I look forward to kicking off the new year continuing the momentum which we built throughout 2021. I want to thank Peter, Michael and Aleem for their efforts in helping me put the corporate structure in place and look forward to their continued advisory, as the Company looks to continue to thrive and bring on new partners and customers.”

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U.S. BASED iCOIN TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES CRYPTO HARDWARE WALLET, SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON 4100

U.S-based iCoin Technology today announced a first-of-its-kind iCoin Wallet System that includes a sleek hardware wallet which incorporates a 3-inch touchscreen display. It also incorporates a 13-megapixel camera that enables full Air Gap transaction security. An optional Bluetooth thermal printer allows for a convenient and error-free way to securely print and store a 24-word backup seed phrase, along with other important information such as account addresses and transaction receipts.

iCoin also announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Verizon to sell the iCoin Wallet System. Verizon will accept orders directly for the Hardware wallet and Printer or Hardware wallet only; the iCoin Wallet System is also available from iCoin at www.icointechnology.com.

Unlike legacy hardware wallets that lack modern features such as a large touch screen, built-in camera, and Air Gap technology, the next-generation iCoin Wallet introduces an entirely new user interface based on a 3-inch touchscreen display making it easy for even first-time users to securely enter pin codes, name accounts, and digitally sign blockchain transactions.

“The iCoin Wallet System is the new standard in crypto asset protection and ease of use,” said Chet Silvestri, CEO of iCoin Technology. “Crypto enthusiasts and beginners alike are beginning to realize that holding custody of their cryptocurrency and NFTs on a hardware wallet is the way to go, but until now there has not been a solution that is easy to use, easy to operate, easy to keep secure, and easy to extend. About the size of a mini smartphone, the iCoin Wallet does it all in a stylish and secure package.”

Moledao Kicks off Global NFT Hackathon With Exclusive NFTs 5802

Moledao presents MoleHack: NFT 2.0 – a global challenge to discover new innovations in the NFT space. In partnership with Bybit, Polygon, BitDAO, iZUMi Finance, Project Galaxy, thirdweb, buildspace, L2Y, Web 3 Collective and more, the hackathon has over $80,000 grants and prizes in total for builders to win.

In conjunction with MoleHack: NFT 2.0, Moledao launched its exclusive web 3 membership NFTs on Project Galaxy for both new and old builders of Moledao. For the new builders of MoleHack: NFT 2.0, the first 50 registrants who submit their completed project will be able to claim a special edition hacker NFT while the Original Mole collection will be claimable for all Moledao Web 3 Hackathon participants and partners. Both batches of NFTs will be claimable in April.

Moledao NFT holders, also known as Moles, are part of an exclusive hidden Mole kingdom that is living in the age of web3. Some benefits include introduction to accelerators, investors, and membership to Moledao’s exclusive community that has access to investors, marketing opportunities, legal help, and more. There will be more upcoming batches of Moledao’s membership NFTs, awarded to those who participate in Moledao’s community events.

Builders will have 1 month to register and submit their projects from 28th February to 28th March 2022. They are invited to create new innovations in the NFT space with the four recommended domains:

  • Tooling and Analytics – build tools that help to streamline the entire process of creating an NFT project
  • Infrastructure – create solutions lacking in the current market
  • DAOs – build new concepts of using NFTs as a social and governance tool
  • Token Innovations – create interesting use cases for NFTs

MoleHack: NFT 2.0 targets mainly new and early web3 builders. Moledao aims to grow and cultivate early blockchain builders from 0 to 1, and encourages all new builders to participate in the hackathon. As such, only projects which have not raised investments exceeding $100,000, whether through NFT sales or investments, will be eligible for the hackathon.

Ben Zhou, Co-Founder and CEO of Bybit, said, “Innovative NFTs have changed the way ownership, membership, branding, fundraising, and community are built on the internet. It’s a new era where both uniquity and commonality are respected. MoleHack: NFT 2.0 offers developers, designers and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to discover and realize new innovations in the NFT ecosystem.”

Muskan Kalra, Lead Developer Relations at Polygon, said, “There are still barriers to mass adoption of NFTs despite the huge growth in the space. NFT innovations that can create solutions to the problems in the current market will make it more accessible to the masses. Polygon wishes to partner with such NFT projects to build on the vision that Web3 is for everyone.”

To kick-start the hackathon, Moledao will be hosting a Twitter space on 3 March, Thursday, 1PM (UTC) together with Polygon, L2Y, ResearchDAO, The Block School and more web3 builders to chat on the hackathon theme of NFT 2.0 and explore the future of NFTs beyond JPEGs.

NFTs will remain a popular way to onboard new users to the blockchain ecosystem, which makes innovations all the more important to accelerate the process. Register for MoleHack: NFT 2.0 and join us in building the future of web3 here.

About Moledao

Moledao is digging for undiscovered blockchain talents. It is a social platform for all blockchain enthusiasts to learn about the latest in blockchain, grow and contribute to build more innovative ideas with the help of experienced blockchain pioneers and innovators. It aims to bring blockchain to everyone and grow the ecosystem through education and global hackathons.

Hodlnaut Teams up With Ledger to Launch A Limited Edition Co-Branded Nano S 6089

Hodlnaut, a crypto lending and interest-earning platform based in Singapore, is thrilled to announce that it has teamed up with leading crypto hardware tech firm, Ledger, to launch the limited-edition co-branded Ledger Nano S for its users.

This partnership further shows Hodlnaut’s commitment to the crypto community and its users by enabling them to get protected with maximized security for cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Users can store their crypto safely, check their balances, and make online transactions with the co-branded Ledger Nano S.

“Hodlnaut is grateful to Ledger for supporting such partnerships that aim to strengthen and create an inclusive crypto community while allowing our users to own limited-edition merchandise,” said Juntao, CEO and Co-founder of Hodlnaut.

The exclusive, co-branded Ledger Nano S comes printed with Hodlnaut’s iconic logo on the front and supports over 1,800 coins and tokens. The Nano S’ will not be available for sale and will be distributed through a series of campaigns. This includes the newly launched #HodlMeTight campaign. More details can be found here.

About Hodlnaut

Hodlnaut is a Singapore-based crypto lending platform that allows users to earn interest on their crypto assets. Founded by Juntao Zhu and Simon Lee in April 2019, Hodlnaut has grown tremendously over the years. The platform offers up to 12.73% APY on six supported crypto assets: BTC, WBTC, ETH, DAI, USDC, and USDT.

Hodlnaut is undergoing license application under the Payment Services Act 2019 by the MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) and aims to become the first regulated entity in Singapore within the cryptocurrency lending and borrowing space. The company is a certified Fintech by the Singapore Fintech Association, a MAS recognised accreditation.

The POTUS TRUMP NFT Collection is Available on USAmemorabilia.com 6489

The POTUS TRUMP NFT Collection, celebrating the Trump Presidency, is available today on USAmemorabilia.com, and is powered by Parler. The POTUS TRUMP NFT Collection consists of 10 original pieces of digital artwork, highlighting iconic moments from President Trump’s Administration, such as the Fourth of July visit to Mount Rushmore and Christmas at the White House. The limited-edition collection is comprised of 10,000 NFTs and is tiered into platinum and gold levels.

Collectors will enjoy an element of surprise, as the artwork of each NFT is revealed only after purchase. Of course, collectors can make multiple purchases to own the entire POTUS TRUMP Collection.

The Former First Lady, Mrs. Melania Trump, provided creative direction for the POTUS TRUMP NFT Collection. Mrs. Trump stated, “I am proud to expand upon my NFT platform and am honored to be able to recognize important moments in our Nation’s history. I look forward to collaborating with others to offer truly special, authentic parts of US history.”

As an expansion of Mrs. Trump’s NFT platform, USAmemorabilia.com provides history fans the ability to purchase patriotic-themed collectibles with immutable provenance, permanently recorded on the blockchain. USAmemorabilia.com will release digital collectibles that regularly highlight historical moments, notable patriots, national holidays, important monuments, and landmarks.

The POTUS TRUMP NFT Collection of NFTs will be available for purchase on February 21 at 9:00 am (EST). Each NFT within the collection will cost $50. The USA Memorabilia NFT platform utilizes the Solana blockchain protocol.

The POTUS TRUMP NFT COLLECTION includes:

  • 45 Mount Rushmore Platinum (edition of 1,000)
  • 45 Mount Rushmore Gold (edition of 1,500)
  • 45 Liberty Platinum (edition of 1,250)
  • 45 Liberty Gold (edition of 1,750)
  • 45 White House Platinum (edition of 750)
  • 45 White House Gold (edition of 1,500)
  • 45 Air Force One Platinum (edition of 500)
  • 45 Air Force One Gold (edition of 1,000)
  • 45 First Lady Platinum (edition of 250)
  • 45 First Lady Gold (edition of 500)

Upland, the NFLPA and OneTeam Partners to Bring Football Players into the NFT Metaverse 5518

Upland, a thriving metaverse economy and gaming ecosystem, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and OneTeam Partners have jointly announced a new deal to trailblaze the future of fan engagements and extend the real-life identities of 2,000+ active NFL players into the expanding Upland NFT metaverse.

To kick off the momentous deal, NFL players are now part of Upland’s new generation of interactive NFTs – Upland Legits – which incorporate stunning 3D designs optimized for the mobile fan experience. NFL players are the first athletes to mint Legits on the Upland blockchain.

“NFLPA Legits are not just next-generation collectible NFTs, but also offer fans a gamified way to engage with their favorite players,” said Idan Zuckerman, Co-Founder of Upland. “Fans can now play and compete to mint one-of-a-kind, official Player NFTs prior to actual football games, and then go root for their players and see how their performance will affect the final NFT that they scored!”

Through Upland’s platform, passionate communities of fans – called Uplanders – can now buy virtual properties, fan items and other digital goods which can be traded with other fans or sold in U.S. dollars. Upland’s first Legits sold out within hours and are proving to be a success with Uplanders. As the NFL season matures and approaches the Playoffs, the excitement around NFLPA Legits and the performance of favorite players will increase as Uplanders compete to get NFTs from their favorite and high performing players first. The new Legit NFTs add layers of gamification through collections, location-based minting events, burn/merge mechanics, and other unique interactions with professional football players such as virtual autograph signings. Interested football fans can learn more about the gameplay and how to sign up at www.upland.me/nflpa.

“The metaverse represents the powerful convergence of gaming, NFTs, athlete influencers and a highly engaged community, NFL Players are delivering unparalleled authenticity through Upland’s must-have NFTs,” said Terése Whitehead, Vice President, Consumer Products & Strategy at NFL Players Inc. the marketing and licensing arm of the NFLPA.

OneTeam Partners, the group licensing partner of the NFLPA leading their digital media business, facilitated the deal. “The Upland team has built a truly compelling value proposition with their version of the real-world metaverse,” said Joshua Valensi, Vice President, Product Development (Games) at OneTeam. “It provides fans with new and unique kinds of engagement experiences around collectible NFTs and virtual locations.”

Driven by its mantra – “Rebuild the World” – Upland is revolutionizing the current model of fan engagement. Until now, fans have only been able to engage with their favorite players via likes, shares, or comments on social media while on NFT marketplaces, player interaction is generally limited to buying and selling of digital assets.

Upland is available to download for free on iOS, Android and the Web, and can be played from anywhere in the world. Upland Legits soon will exist inside Upland virtual homes and apartments as either inanimate or interactive 3D objects.

ABOUT UPLAND
Upland (https://upland.me/) is a metaverse that sits on top of the real world, allowing users to buy, sell and trade virtual properties that are mapped to actual addresses. Upland follows the principles of an open market economy, using blockchain technology to ensure true ownership of digital assets (NFTs). Upland is available on iOS, Android and the Web, and can be played from anywhere in the world. For more information about Upland and sustainability can be found at https://www.upland.me/sustainability.

ABOUT ONETEAM PARTNERS
Formed in November 2019, OneTeam Partners is a joint venture between the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), MLB Players Association (MLBPA) and RedBird Capital Partners. OneTeam helps athletes maximize the value of their name, image and likeness rights by transforming the way in which athletes interact with businesses across four verticals: licensing, marketing, content and investing. OneTeam represents a range of commercial business interests on behalf of the NFLPA, MLBPA, Major League Soccer PA, U.S. Women’s National Team PA, WNBPA, and U.S. Rugby PA.

ABOUT THE NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
The National Football League Players Association (“NFLPA”) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through the 2030 NFL season.

ABOUT NFL PLAYERS INC.
NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFLPA, connects businesses to the power of NFL players. NFL Players Inc. creates customized business solutions for partners, through licensing, marketing strategy and player activations. For more information, please visit nflpa.com/players.

Dequency Executes First-Ever Music Synchronization License Smart Contract on the Algorand Blockchain 5703

Music synchronization licensing marketplace, Dequency, has executed the first-ever sync license on a public blockchain. “Late Night People” by Goldfish ft. Soweto Kinch was licensed through Dequency’s SmartSync contract for use in Algorand’s Decipher conference, held November 29 – 30, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

Keatly Haldeman, CEO of Dequency: “Our vision for Dequency is to cut out the middle man in music licensing transactions so that creators maximize earned income and get paid immediately. By executing the first-ever on-chain sync license transaction, we’re one step closer. We made history today.”

Goldfish: “From the start we have always been about disruption and this is the best kind bringing musicians and producers closer to being able to earn income directly from their creations. Being part of the very first sync is a real honor and we cannot wait for the future as the music industry is in need dire need of technology like this to take it into the new realms of possibilities the blockchain presents.”

Dequency is built on Algorand, a blockchain that is known for its environmentally friendly “pure proof of stake” consensus mechanism. Initially catering to on-chain content such as motion graphic NFT projects, video games and metaverse productions, Dequency showcases recording artists offering their music to license and facilitates communication between the parties to foster community.

“We are thrilled that Dequency chose Decipher as the launch pad for demonstrating their new smart contract licensing for artists and all event music was licensed on chain,” said Keli Callaghan, head of marketing at Algorand. “Dequency is at the forefront of creating new blockchain-based economic models for creators and it is amazing to see history being made on Algorand in a way that truly benefits artists.”

About Dequency
Built with Web 3.0 technology and ethos, Dequency seeks to connect visual creators directly with recording artists and other music rightsholders and provide a simple, transparent, and fun licensing experience. With the ultimate goal to create a fully-decentralized, trustless music licensing marketplace Dequency provides creators income-generating opportunities with minimum fees and instant payment. Visit: www.dequency.io.

About The Dequency Team
Dequency was founded in early 2021 by music industry veterans Keatly Haldeman and George Howard with support from investor Mark Ross. Haldeman is a lifelong musician and co-founder and CEO of Riptide Music Group, a publishing company and record label specializing in the synchronization of music to picture. Riptide’s roster includes songs by artists such as Foster The People, Selena Gomez, Migos, Quavo, Big Gigantic, Black Flag, The Turtles, Goldfish, and Fatboy Slim. George Howard, JD/MBA is a distinguished professor of music business/management at Berklee College of Music. He is a founding member of Open Music Initiative (OMI), an open source protocol to increase transparency for royalty distribution. He is the former president of Rykodisc, the world’s largest independent record label, and cofounder of TuneCore, the world’s largest independent digital music distributor. Mark Ross is a music, film and concert producer, and a longtime entertainment business investor and entrepreneur with more than 35 years in the business of entertainment. As a music executive, he signed several multi platinum artists, most notably Pantera, and is responsible for the sale of tens of millions of records. The former Executive Director of Quincy Jones Productions, Ross has produced some of the largest and most successful live events in history.

About Algorand
Algorand is building the technology to power everything from the creator economy to the convergence of traditional and decentralized finance. Founded by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand developed a blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for anyone to transition into the new digital economy. The leading decentralized infrastructure of choice for visionary leaders across more than 1000 global organizations, Algorand is enabling the simple creation of next generation financial products, protocols and exchange of value. For more information, visit www.algorand.com.