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Revolutionizing Inter-Blockchain Communication

Telos Foundation

Trustless Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) is a cutting-edge technology that holds the potential to revolutionize the way different blockchains interact with each other. It’s a major advancement over current IBC solutions as it eliminates the need for intermediaries and provides a secure and trust-free way for blockchains to communicate with one another. Telos’ vision for Trustless IBC is to provide a scalable and highly efficient solution that fully leverages the benefits of IBC, providing the best possible user experience for developers and users alike. This technology was built by the UX Network team and will initially interconnect all Antelope coalition chains in a trustless way. This technology is important in enabling Telos to achieve its vision of a truly decentralized, secure, and connected world. The goal is to create a network effect that has the potential to connect with other ecosystems. Multiple Side Chains Potential Trustless IBC’s capacity to support multiple side chains is one of its most alluring features. This means that developers can create new and innovative solutions by constructing new side chains that interact with the main chain, offering limitless growth and innovation opportunities. With Trustless IBC, developers are unrestricted in their ability to create solutions that take advantage of the unique benefits of each side chain. Horizontal scaling via side chains is just the tip of the iceberg, connecting these existing chains will create a network effect with the possibility of other ecosystems like Cosmos also on the horizon. App Specific Chains As a project grows, it becomes increasingly important for it to have the ability to handle larger amounts of user data and transactions. For example, as digital platforms like VirtualStaX or Appics attract more users, the challenge of handling large amounts of data and transactions becomes more pressing. Scaling a platform to meet this growing demand while maintaining security and efficiency is critical for success. This is where Telos’ Trustless IBC comes into play, offering a solution that enables these platforms to have their own side chain that operates independently, yet securely connected to other blockchain networks. With Telos’ Trustless IBC, these platforms can scale to accommodate millions of users without sacrificing performance or security, providing a secure and scalable solution for their future growth. Use Case Specific Chains Use-case specific side chains have the potential to revolutionize the way transactions are made and processed. For instance, a privacy chain specifically designed for secure transactions would provide a much-needed solution to users who value their financial privacy. Transactions made on this chain would still use TLOS but would require code changes and technologies such as ZK snarks to obscure transaction data, making it difficult for anyone to track and monitor the transactions. With Telos’ Trustless IBC, new chains like a privacy chain can be easily added to the network, providing greater flexibility and scalability for users who require specific use-cases. This ability to add new chains and connect them securely with our transparent mainnet makes Telos’ Trustless IBC an ideal solution for developing use-case specific side chains and unlocking their full potential. Unlimited TPS and Scalable Solutions Another major benefit of Trustless IBC is its ability to provide unlimited transaction per second (TPS) and scalable solutions via horizontal scaling. With Trustless IBC, developers can build high-performance solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of their users. This makes it possible to create fast, efficient, and scalable solutions that can handle the increasing demands of the modern world. Specific Use Cases for Developers Trustless IBC has numerous specific use cases that developers can use to create new and innovative solutions. Developers, for example, can build solutions that enable the transfer of digital assets between blockchains, thereby creating new investment opportunities and opening new markets. Developers can use Telos to create decentralized exchanges, prediction markets, gaming applications, and more. These applications can then be connected to the Telos network, leveraging the benefits of decentralized technology and the ability to transfer data and assets between side chains, without requiring users to trust a third party. Multichain Exchanges / Atomic Swaps Through implementing Telos’ Trustless IBC, both multi-chain exchanges and atomic swaps could gain numerous benefits. For atomic swaps, Telos’ Trustless IBC could provide increased security and reliability, making it easier and more secure to execute swaps across different chains. The trustless nature of the IBC connection reduces the risk of transactions being compromised, and the ability to create use-case specific side chains for added security and efficiency. Telos’ Trustless IBC offers a more flexible and scalable solution for atomic swaps, allowing for easy integration of new chains and assets as the ecosystem evolves. For multi-chain exchanges, Telos’ Trustless IBC offers a more seamless and secure experience for trading digital assets across different blockchains. No longer relying on slow and potentially vulnerable centralized bridges, users can securely and instantly move assets through IBC in a trust-free way without intermediaries, reducing the risk of lost or stolen assets in transit. This provides a more comprehensive and user-friendly platform, while also allowing multi-chain exchanges to add new chains and assets more easily and efficiently, thereby increasing their competitiveness and appeal to users. Trustless Bridges Trustless bridges, such as Telos’ Trustless IBC, offer a major advantage over traditional bridges that require oracles and trusted intermediaries. The trustless nature of the connection between blockchains eliminates the risk of transactions being compromised or tampered with, as there is no need to rely on a trusted third-party to act as an intermediary. Trustless bridges are also faster and more efficient, as they eliminate the need for potentially slow and insecure centralized bridges, and allow for seamless, instant, and secure asset transfer between blockchains. Historically, centralized bridges and oracles have been vulnerable to security breaches, leading to significant losses. Telos’ Trustless IBC solves this problem by eliminating the need for middlemen and providing a secure and trustless connection between blockchain networks. This enhances the security of cross-chain transactions, reducing the risk of assets being lost or stolen. Below you can find a list of historical examples of these security vulnerabilities and the losses. Conclusion Telos’ vision for Trustless IBC is to provide a highly efficient, scalable, decentralized, and secure solution that opens a whole new world of possibilities for developers. With its ability to support multiple side chains, unlimited TPS, and its wide range of use cases, Trustless IBC is set to be a game-changer in the world of blockchain technology. By leveraging this powerful technology built by the UX Network, Telos has the potential to significantly impact the future of decentralized technology. Join us in creating a better-decentralized future together. About Telos The Telos EVM is the most powerful and scalable Ethereum Smart Contract platform built to power Web 3.0. Telos features a robust, third-generation, ESG-compliant evolutionary blockchain governance system, including smart contracts, advanced voting features, and flexible and user-friendly fee models. In addition, Telos supports the blockchain ecosystem by serving as an incubator and accelerator for decentralized applications through development grants. Build with us.‍ Follow Telos Website | Twitter | Discord | Telegram | Medium About Telos Live since 2018, Telos Blockchain (ticker: TLOS) is an ESG compliant Layer 1 smart contract platform that offers full-service compatibility with Solidity, Vyper and Native C++ smart contracts. The Telos EVM is the most powerful and scalable Ethereum Smart Contract platform built to power Web 3.0. Telos features a robust, third-generation, ESG compliant evolutionary blockchain governance system, including smart contracts, advanced voting features, and flexible and user-friendly fee models. In addition, Telos supports the blockchain ecosystem by serving as an incubator and accelerator for decentralized applications through development grants. Come build with us. About The Foundation The Telos Foundation is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization established as a promotional and funding body to advance the Telos Blockchain Network and provide support to network applications. Contact Details The Team hello@telosfoundation.io Company Website https://www.telos.net/

February 08, 2023 11:08 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Sekur Private Data Will Soon Be Launching Its Swiss Hosted SekurVPN For Privacy Enthusiasts

Sekur Private Data Ltd

By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Sekur Private Data Ltd. (OTCQX: SWISF) (CSE: SKUR) (FRA: GDT0) announced they will be providing a private, non-big tech VPN solution. Sekur is a US-listed cybersecurity and internet privacy company with roots in Switzerland that provides private and secure communications solutions. It uses its own servers, military-grade encryption security and combines it with its proprietary encryption and Swiss data privacy laws. The company is responding to growing demand from its existing users that have asked the company for a VPN product, and Sekur has been working on a solution for some time. Sekur has acquired all the servers needed for the encryption processing and hosting of SekurVPN in its Swiss data centers. The application for Mac clients and iOS devices is already complete, but the company decided to launch in the first week of April 2023 to include its Android version; Windows will launch shortly thereafter. The company is expected to first launch its website www.sekurvpn.com in the coming weeks. Pricing will be as follows: $7 USD/month per user or $70 USD/year per user. However, Sekur is offering a promotional price to celebrate the launch. The first 5,000 people to register will receive a 60% discount to the yearly price, the total ending up being $28/year per user for the first two years. SekurVPN was designed to help users wanting to mask their IP addresses from hackers. One example of the VPN solution in action would be a user being able to have full privacy and protection from hackers hijacking location information when a user logs into their bank or email. Alain Ghiai, CEO of Sekur Private Data said: "We have listened to our customers and are very excited to announce the launch of SekurVPN for late March 2023. We have high hopes for the success of SekurVPN, due to its highly private nature, since it does not use any big-tech computing or hosting and offers only Swiss IPs. Our prime directive is to provide private and secure communications for everyone, and, as we are not connected to any Big Tech platform, we offer a truly independent, private and secure means of communications without any data mining, through our proprietary technology and our secure servers based in Switzerland. We look forward to continuing to offer true data privacy to all individuals and their businesses and protect their intellectual property, and their privacy, from data miners and malicious hackers." Sekur is a closed-loop platform with layers of security and SekurVPN is an extension of its commitment to privacy. Its existing corporate products like SekurMail and SekurMessenger offer users complete privacy because its code is unavailable for the manipulation that causes hacks, and its Swiss hosting protects its users from privacy intrusive laws. With increasing breaches in security and data hacks, security and privacy are at the forefront of everyone’s mind – both corporations and individuals – and Sekur is committed to helping protect both. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. Sekur Private Data Ltd. is a Cybersecurity and Internet privacy provider of Swiss hosted solutions for secure communications and secure data management. The Company distributes a suite of secure cloud-based storage, disaster recovery, document management, encrypted e-mails, and secure communication tools. Sekur Private Data Ltd. sells its products through its websites www.sekur.com and www.sekursuite.com, and approved distributors, and telecommunications companies worldwide. Sekur Private Data Ltd. serves consumers, businesses and governments worldwide. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Corporate Department corporate@sekurprivatedata.com Company Website https://sekurprivatedata.com

February 08, 2023 09:28 AM Eastern Standard Time

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ZeroBounce CEO on Email Validation, Landing in the Inbox and Boosting Email ROI

ZeroBounce

Email marketing is effective – but you have to reach your customers’ inboxes. ZeroBounce Founder and CEO Liviu Tanase talks to Benzinga about email validation and how it helps boost email ROI. It’s hard to imagine doing business without email. From sending transactional emails to newsletters and marketing campaigns, email allows you to connect with your audience on a deeper level. However, connecting with your prospects isn’t as easy as pressing Send. Billions of emails bounce or land in spam – every day. In this interview with Benzinga, ZeroBounce Founder and CEO Liviu Tanase sheds light on the culprits and offers simple, useful tips to help you: Make the most of email validation and its benefits Optimize your campaigns so they can arrive in the inbox Convert your prospects and increase email ROI. How do you see email evolving in 2023? Email will continue to grow and be a key channel for brands to connect with their customers and prospects. The number of email users keeps increasing every year. More than half of the world population uses email in 2023, so we’ll see more companies tapping into its potential. We saw this in 2020, too. In times of economic uncertainty, businesses must focus on the channels that yield palpable results – and email is at the top of the list. What puts email at the top of the list – and how can we make it work? Email is a more personal channel than any other. Think about it: you’re reaching out to a prospect in their inbox, which is like an online home for most people. It’s where they get their most important messages. There’s less noise than on social media, so it allows for more intimate conversations. To make it work, you must show up where those prospects can see you – in the inbox. This is one of the greatest challenges businesses are facing right now. Hitting Send on an email is just the first step. Getting in the inbox is another story. What prevents senders from reaching the inbox? In a nutshell, a poor sender reputation. Much like your reputation at work, your sender reputation lets Internet service providers (ISPs) gauge how legitimate you and your emails are. If your IP or domain are associated with spam-like behavior, your chances of landing in the inbox are slim. Your emails may not even make it to the junk folder, you’ll get blocked altogether. How does ZeroBounce help with that? ZeroBounce gives you more confidence to send emails. The email validator is 99 percent accurate and scrubs your email list of bounces and other risky email contacts. Aside from that, we’ve built an entire suite of email deliverability tools so you can test your emails before you send and be sure they’re going to the inbox. Showing up there is the only way to connect with your prospects and see a boost in your conversions. If you were to suggest one crucial step to improve email deliverability, what would it be? Start with checking your email list. When your bounce rate is over 2 percent, when you get spam complaints or your emails are hitting spam traps, your sender score plummets. So, before you invest in creating impressive emails, verify your email list so those emails can reach your audience. We’ve seen the recent JPMorgan - Frank disaster, where JPMorgan purchased educational startup Frank for $175M. Frank’s founders claimed the app had more than four million users. In reality, Frank had only 300,000 users – the rest were fake. JPMorgan only realized the deception when its team sent an email to all alleged Frank users. They got a bounce rate of 72 percent! If only they took the time to validate those contacts, this catastrophe could have been avoided. What other tricks can you share to help marketers and business owners get their emails in the inbox? Once you’ve verified your email list, make it a habit. About a quarter of your email list degrades every year, so check it every few months. Then, look into testing your email deliverability. It takes only minutes to use an inbox tester to see if your email is going to land in the inbox with widely-used providers. If you want to boost your email deliverability even more, take segmentation to the next level. ZeroBounce’s Activity Data tool pinpoints your most active subscribers – people who spend time in their inboxes. It shows you which subscribers have interacted with an email in the past 30 days to a year. Segment those people, then target them with a personalized email campaign. Healthy engagement rates boost your sender reputation and increase your inbox reach. What’s new at ZeroBounce in 2023? Our entire platform is new! After more than a year of work and countless tests, we’ve just relaunched it to give people a better experience. The accuracy of our email validator is now 99 percent. Security is even better as we integrate with Okta for identity protection and we got our SOC 2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certifications. The interface has improved, too, and we’re getting great feedback from customers. Also, a new tool is coming soon. It’s something our customers have been asking for – and we’re almost ready to share it with everybody. For people in sales, PR, real estate or any other industry that revolves around cold emailing, it will be a huge help. Are you not getting the results you want from your email campaigns? Sign up for a ZeroBounce account and check 100 email addresses free, every month. Remove bad emails, improve your sender reputation and boost your email ROI right away. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. ZeroBounce is an award-winning email verification and deliverability platform helping 200,000+ customers land more emails in the inbox. The service removes email typos, nonexistent and abuse email accounts, spam traps and other risky email addresses. ZeroBounce’s email deliverability toolkit further supports the safe inbox delivery of transactional and marketing emails. The company operates a military-grade security infrastructure. ZeroBounce has validated more than 18 billion emails. Some of the companies it serves are Amazon, Disney, Netflix, LinkedIn, and Sephora. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Brian Minick support@zerobounce.net Company Website https://www.zerobounce.net/

February 08, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Chairman & CEO Joshua Sodaitis Announces Annual Letter to Shareholders

Peer to Peer Network

McapMediaWire -- Peer To Peer Network a.k.a MobiCard Inc. (OTC: PTOP ) today released the following annual letter to shareholders: Dear Fellow Shareholders: Each year, I make it a priority to write to you on behalf of PTOP. I believe that a clear and concise strategy outlined at the beginning of the year helps keep the company focused on the strategic objectives that we aim to achieve. Although I know that each of you has different priorities, we all want the same thing, the value of growth and the company to succeed in our goals. In the year 2022, we faced challenges at every turn: a lingering pandemic, unprecedented government actions, a highly polarized congressional U.S. election, mounting inflation, a war in Ukraine, and a dramatic economic funding shortage that short-changed PTOP. We lost a member of our advisory board who decided to be involved in negotiating the MOBICARD™ 2.0 tech contract and then disappeared after having promised to pay for the contract. We hope he is okay and will return for the new year. Adding to the disruption, these events were unfolding while we learned that DWAC eligibility would not automatically make PTOP shares accepted for transfers to existing brokerage firms. Ultimately, we could only afford half of the strategic objectives we had laid out for the year 2022. Since I have been CEO dating back to 2018… 2022 was the 1 st year in which I was not able to knock down all of the strategic objectives I had laid out in my annual letter at the beginning of that year. But during this difficult time, we have a moment to put aside our differences, offer solutions and work with shareholders who may not have been as active previously. In the year 2023, we have an opportunity to come together in defense of PTOP & MOBICARD™ 2.0’s future. We have seen in many years prior that the shareholders of PTOP have come together previously during instances of conflict and crisis. I am optimistic that we can reengage with previously disgruntled shareholders, & long-lost advisors, for all of our interests collectively. This juncture is also a moment when our company needs to work together to achieve the mutually beneficial strategic objectives, I laid out ahead for the year 2023. Although I began this annual letter to shareholders in reflection of 2022’s challenging landscape, I remain proud of what our company, our employees, & 1099 independent contractors have achieved, collectively and individually. As you know, I have long championed the essential role of transparency, and honesty in our community — MOBICARD™ 2.0 has the potential for bringing people together, enabling companies and individuals to reach for their dreams, and being a source of strength in entrepreneurism. Throughout this past challenging year, we never stopped doing all the things we should be doing to serve our shareholders and remain true to our transparent financial reporting requirements. Looking back on the last year and the past 4 years — starting from my time as CEO in late 2018 — it is clear that my financial discipline, constant investment in innovation, and ongoing development to better the company, is what enabled us to persevere in our steadfast dedication to help shareholders and maintain our financial reporting requirements. I’d like to note some steadfast principles that are worth repeating. The first is that our management team goes to work every day recognizing the enormous responsibility that we have to our shareholders. Maintaining our ability to be listed on the OTC Markets Pink Sheets is the top priority. Second, while I don’t run the company worrying about the stock price in the short run, in the long run, our stock price is a measure of the progress we have made over the years. This progress is a function of continual investments in our people, systems, and product, in good and bad times, to build our capabilities. Whether looking back to 2017 when I first got on the board and the stock was at $0.0001 per share, or in the years since, Peer To Peer Network’s shareholders' investments have resulted in our stock’s significant improvement. These important investments that many of you will make directly into PTOP in the weeks and months to come will also drive our company’s future prospects and position it to grow and prosper. I have no doubt in my mind that 2023 will see the release of MOBICARD™ 2.0 and its debut will lead to significant improvement in the appreciation of our stock price, and of the value of the company overall. In 2022 we announced the Kick-off of a complete front-end overhaul. We completed that goal. We also announced a complete redesign that would include improvements to our web apps, and mobile apps, and make MOBICARD™ easier to understand, faster to use, and add additional functionality. We were calling it MOBICARD™2.0. We are $30,000 short of having MOBICARD™ 2.0 completed. That is why I am discussing with our tech team the idea of perhaps releasing MOBICARD™2.0 in stages. This will allow the app to be out and gathering users while we push out updates to add the other additional functionality and features. This will be a big decision for 2023 that will greatly depend on the capital available to the company come to the end of February. We have consistently described to you, our shareholders, the basic principles, and strategies we use to build this company — from maintaining a fortress balance sheet, constantly satisfying regulators, continually improving risk governance and controls, and serving shareholders. We are proud to announce that our Q1 financials will be completed soon, and we will continue to clear debt off of our books, while not accepting any form whatsoever of any toxic debt. In 2022 we applied and were approved for DWAC eligibility. In 2023 we plan to hold a majority vote to effectuate key corporate actions with FINRA that will better suit the company and enable further investment from existing shareholders. Namely a restructure. I hope to conclude this vote in the next week and will make an announcement accordingly. In 2023 we plan to file a form C with the SEC. This will enable Reg CF or Crowd Funding. This will enable PTOP to seek the much-needed funding to achieve strategic objectives. Crowd Funding allows for an unlimited number of unaccredited investors and also allows for PTOP to advertise and promote the purchase of our stock directly through the company on social media and online. We plan to work with a specialty company that will host it on their site as well as promotes us to a list of their investors. In 2023 we need to complete a PCAOB compliant audit in order to clear both the Reg CF and in our opinion the corporate actions/ restructure. If PTOP is able to obtain the funding necessary to complete these objectives, our stock should be well over a penny and there most likely will be an entirely new shareholder base interested in our company right in time for our MOBICARD™2.0 apps to drop. We also plan to file an entirely new patent based on our MOBICARD™2.0 solutions. This should build momentum. The plan is for 2023 is simple. Make a press release after the following completed strategic objectives: Complete a Majority Vote Engage a Crowd Funding Company Engage & Fund an Auditor Pay our Tech Team to get out Mobicard™2.0 into the stores Complete the PCAOB audit File with FINRA for a stock re-structure File form C with the S.E.C. for a Reg CF = Crowd Funding / Get approved Engage with Investors Hub (Home Take over Page placed adds) Release Mobicard™ 2.0 Promote User Growth through a well-funded PR & Marketing campaign. If you look deeper, you will find that PTOP’s success and accomplishments are founded on our commitment to EACH-OTHER. Shareholder value can be built only if you maintain a healthy and vibrant company, which means doing a good job taking care of funding requirements, employees, and shareholder interests. Conversely, how can you have a healthy company if you neglect any of these stakeholders? As we have learned in 2022, there are myriad of ways that each stakeholder is dependent on the other. Adhering to our basic principles and strategies allows us to drive forward, and properly manage our capital, as we have consistently demonstrated over the past year. Finally, the basis of our success is our people. Our shareholders and new prospective shareholders that pay to build the company and maintain the regulatory requirements, PTOP’s CEO who makes the strategic decisions, manages the risks, determines our spending priorities. Whatever your view is of PTOP’s complexity and the risks and opportunities ahead, having a great team of people — with guts, brains, integrity, and an enormous capability to navigate personally challenging circumstances while maintaining high standards of professional excellence — is what ensures our prosperity, now and in the future. If I can round up the $150,000 necessary to move the company forward in the next two months we will clear more than half the list within 6 months. We will all be able to experience the BEST year PTOP has ever had! I plan to answer a bunch of shareholder questions on the PTOP message boards on Thursday so I encourage anyone with any comments questions, or concerns to reach out at www.ptopnetwork.com Just think about where the stock can go if we knock down the objectives I have outlined. It will come down to funding to get those initiatives accomplished. together we can make this by far the best year ever. I look forward to talking with all of you on our shareholder message boards at www.ptopnetwork.com. Like us @MobiCard on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @freemobicard. MobiCard A new phase is coming soon! Contact Info: Joshua Sodaitis, Chairman & CEO MobiCard, Inc. 45 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: 1-617-651-2460 Email: info@freemobicard.com App Website: www.freemobicard.com Investor Website: www.ptopnetwork.com ABOUT: Peer to Peer Network aka MobiCard is the 1st of its kind digital contact/business card. It will greatly facilitate the ability of individuals and businesses to share information and more effectively expand their visibility and brand awareness. Mobicard is a combination of powerful mobile apps and desktop apps with wide-ranging capabilities, including linking videos, user websites, all forms of contact information, and all of each user's social media links into one consolidated source. It is more than just a digital business card; it's a "dynamic digital footprint." A subscriber can custom create their business card to include a company logo, profile photo, contact details, website, audio messaging, social media links, and multi-media content. The platform sharing and alert system enable users to share their card via text/SMS, e-mail, and global social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. The system provides the user instant text alerts when their card is opened or shared with third-party referrals all while building an invaluable database of contact leads. Safe Harbor Statement: This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company invokes the protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategies, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include those set forth in our filings at www.sec.gov. The company is no longer a fully reporting SEC filing company. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Contact Details MobiCard, Inc Joshua Sodaitis +1 617-651-2460 info@freemobicard.com Company Website https://www.freemobicard.com/

February 07, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Futuris Company to Present at the Emerging Growth Conference on February 8th, 2023

FUTURIS CO.

McapMediaWire -- Futuris Company (OTC: FTRS ), a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on areas such as Staffing, Consulting, and Tech Services, is pleased to announce that it has been invited to present at the Emerging Growth Conference on February 8 th, 2023. This live, interactive online event will give existing shareholders and the investment community the opportunity to interact with the Company’s Board Advisor, Allan Hartley and Board Member, Suresh Venkat, in real time. Mr. Hartley and Mr. Venkat will perform a presentation and will subsequently open the floor for questions. Please submit your questions in advance to Questions@EmergingGrowth.com or ask your questions during the event and Mr. Hartley and Mr. Venkat will do their best to get through as many of them as possible. Futuris Company will be presenting at 9:40 am Eastern time for 30 minutes. Please register here to ensure you are able to attend the conference and receive any updates that are released: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1589451&tp_key=60f8292c14&sti=ftrs If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an archived webcast will also be made available on EmergingGrowth.com and on the Emerging Growth YouTube Channel, http://www.YouTube.com/EmergingGrowthConference. We will release a link to that after the event. We encourage shareholders to continually visit our website and social media platforms for updates. Website: www.futuris.company Twitter: www.twitter.com/futuriscompany About the Emerging Growth Conference The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in a time efficient manner. The Conference focus and coverage includes companies in a wide range of growth sectors, with strong management teams, innovative products & services, focused strategy, execution, and the overall potential for long term growth. Its audience includes potentially tens of thousands of Individual and Institutional investors, as well as Investment advisors and analysts. All sessions will be conducted through video webcasts and will take place in the Eastern Time Zone. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, anything relating or referring to future financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified based on current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies, overall economic conditions, the ability to find qualified personnel, and the ability to find new clients. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business and although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Consequently, future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release statements made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. About Futuris Company Futuris is a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on Executive Search, Staffing, Consulting services and Tech Services specializing in verticals such as Medical, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and Legal. The Company is committed to building a global HCM company through highly targeted and accretive acquisitions and operational efficiencies. For more information, please visit http://futuris.company/. Contact Information: Futuris Company Preya Narain Email: info.it@futuris.company Contact Details Preya Narain info.it@futuris.company Company Website http://futuris.company/

February 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Preya Co Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory Firm Announces Launch of New Website and Expansion of Services

Preya Co

McapMediaWire -- Preya Co, a boutique investor relations firm based out of New York, is pleased the announce the launch of its new innovative corporate website: www.preya.co The new website was created to better reflect our portfolio of services and strategies the firm has to offer. Preya Co provides individualized attention and customized plans to cater to each company’s specific needs toward ensuring a high value return service. “We spent much of 2022 exponentially growing our client base and partnerships toward additional capabilities and second-to-none service,” said Preya Narain, Director of IR Strategy and Operations. “Bolstering our clients communication is our specialty, as we know that maintaining a transparent avenue of contact with consumers and shareholders is essential in both the public and private sectors. Our firm works cohesively with management teams to tell each company’s unique story streamlined across multiple formats and channels of engagement.” Research shows that the USA has approximately 302.35 million social media users as of 2023. This translates to roughly 90% of the total U.S. population using social media. “Whether you have a small business, large public company or even a mid-sized private company, social media is the key to driving brand awareness and expanding your business’s base of clients,” adds Narain. The firm’s services include: IR Strategy Shareholder Meetings Presentations IR & Corporate Websites Private Company Advisory Corporate Governance Press Release Writing Social Media Management Crisis Communication Executive Search One key strategic partnership is with Mcap Mediawire ( www.McapMediaWire.com ) (“Mcap”), a cutting edge media, marketing, disclosure/news dissemination firm that services both private and public companies with offerings such as effective press release dissemination, journalist/blogger pickup of news and articles, news videos, marketing programs, CEO Interviews, and more. Mcap Founder, Mark B. Newbauer states, “We have had the immense pleasure of working with Preya for nearly 5 years now and I’ve yet to find a professional with her specialty that delivers their work with more care for the client. Preya truly goes above and beyond for those she serves and works with and is a trusted name among CEOs and Shareholders/Investors alike. We are thrilled to be expanding our capabilities through her service, alongside special offers on our services to her client base toward a win-win.” Multimedia Presentation: Preya Co Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory Firm Announces Launch of New Website and Expansion of Services Video: https://youtu.be/iWYFsbTkCB8 For more information and updates, please visit www.preya.co Contact Mcap Mediawire: cs@mcapmedia.com 707-682-9473 Contact Details Preya Co Preya Narain info@preya.co Mcap Mediawire Mark B. Newbauer +1 707-682-9473 cs@mcapmedia.com Company Website https://www.preya.co/

February 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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SIGMA Updates fp & fp L Cameras Appealing to Cinematographers by Adding New Color Mode, 4TB SSD Compatibility, Atomos Cloud Support and More

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce major firmware updates for the SIGMA fp series cameras: Version 5.0 for the 24-megapixel SIGMA fp, and Version 3.0 for the 61-megapixel fp L. Key updates include the addition of a "Warm Gold" color mode, support for 4TB SSDs, and Atomos Cloud support. With these firmware updates, the fp and fp L are also now the first mirrorless still/cine cameras to incorporate the EL ZONE metering system created by cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC. EL ZONE is a false-color exposure tool where standard exposure (18% reflectivity) is displayed in gray, with up to six steps of both highlights and shadows displayed in an intuitive, standardized, color-coded format to allow creators to utilize the dynamic range of the cameras to its fullest. Additionally, Open Gate with Anamorphic Desqueeze for the ARRI ALEXA LF / ALEXA Mini LF has been added to the camera and settings registered in Director’s Viewfinder Mode; which will be a benefit to high-end filmmakers utilizing the popular ARRI line of cine products. "The introduction of the EL ZONE metering system, along with the full roster of additional features and functions provided in the latest firmware, demonstrates SIGMA's commitment to the fp camera series." reports Mark Amir-Hamzeh, SIGMA America President. "With each major firmware update, the fp cameras become ever more important tools catering to the needs of the creative community." The firmware updates for both cameras will be available on February 8, 2023, on the sigma-global.com website. The full description of the firmware update follows below. ##### Major firmware update for the SIGMA fp for Ver. 5.00 and fp L for Ver. 3.00 The SIGMA fp and fp L cameras both gain added functionality with the new major firmware update Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We are pleased to announce that firmware update Ver. 5.00 is now available for the SIGMA fp and Ver. 3.00 is available for the SIGMA fp L full-frame mirrorless camera. #SIGMfp #SIGMAfpL #SIGMA [Applicable product] SIGMA fp / SIGMA fp L [Benefits of the update] SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 / SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00 A new color mode "Warm Gold" is added. This Color mode creates a mellow atmosphere with subdued tones and warm colors. The "EL ZONE" option has been added to the "False Color" function, which displays the exposure status of any part of the screen in a color-coded manner, allowing you to monitor the exposure status of any part of the screen. "Focus frame only" *has been added to the information display menu in the |▢| (Display) mode setting * "Focus Frame Only" appears in the menu only when the shooting style in STILL mode or CINE mode is set to STILL-like. The camera can now be switched off even during long exposures. The camera is now compatible with a 4TB (terabyte) external SSD. Open Gate (x1.25 / x1.3 / x1.5 / x1.65 / x1.8 / x2) for ARRI ALEXA LF / ALEXA Mini LF has been added to the camera and setting information registered in the Director's Viewfinder. ATOMOS Cloud is now supported. * * Firmware update of ATOMOS devices is required to use the cloud solution provided by ATOMOS. Please wait for the announcement from ATOMOS for information on compatible devices and the release date of the firmware. To update the firmware, please refer to the following links: SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp/?tab=support&local=firmware SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00 https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fpl/?tab=support&local=firmware [Learn more] About SIGMA fp: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp-series/ About SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 / SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00: https://www.youtube.com/user/sigmaglobalvision About SIGMA's color modes: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/magazine/m_series/cameras/sigma_color_mode_library/ [About instruction manual] The latest versions of the instruction manuals (PDF format) that support this firmware update can be downloaded from the following URLs: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp/#catalog https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fpl/#catalog [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed at the link below: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/ We appreciate your continued support for SIGMA products. About SIGMA Corporation Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, SIGMA has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2012, the company introduced SIGMA Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and SIGMA, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the SIGMA Cine lens lineup was launched, further cementing SIGMA as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the SIGMA benchmark of excellence, SIGMA Cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production. Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, SIGMA continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp and fp L full-frame mirrorless digital cameras, announced in July 2019 and March 2021 respectively. These products, along with over 30 award-winning SIGMA Global Vision lenses available in native L-Mount format, demonstrate SIGMA's continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp, fp L and these lenses, even more users can now leverage SIGMA's renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease. ### For information about SIGMA America, please visit sigmaphoto.com and SIGMA Blog for helpful information about our products. Follow SIGMA America on social media! SIGMA Photo: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram SIGMA Cine: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Contact Details SIGMA Corporation of America Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 sigma.pr@sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigma-global.com/en/

February 07, 2023 07:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Alan Schneider Celebrates 15 Years as Owner of Minuteman Press Franchise in Northvale, NJ

Minuteman Press International Inc

The Minuteman Press franchise in Northvale, NJ has been operating for over 40 years. Alan Schneider and his wife Nadine are celebrating 15 years as owners and share their insights and reflections. Minuteman Press in Northvale, NJ is located at 202 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647. Congrats on 15 years! What does this milestone mean to you and what are the keys to your success and longevity? Nadine and Alan: “This is a tremendous milestone for us. Although we have hit this milestone in our tenure, the shop has been in business for over 40 years in this community. We are well known and very involved in the town. For years, people were saying the printing industry was dying. Then the pandemic hit and I think everyone feared a little bit for the future. However, I have to say that I never expected the bounce back from the pandemic to be such a boon for business. I think people realized that community is important, supporting local business is important, and although online marketing has a place, it’s not the only game in town. Print is still king. The keys to our success and longevity are: providing a warm and friendly place to do business; being knowledgeable about our products and services; letting our clients know that their success is important to us and we are here to help them; caring about our clients as people—not just as customers; and, most importantly, reliability and integrity.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business? Nadine and Alan: “Believe it or not, the pandemic was a blessing for our business. It forced us to take critical look at how we were operating. We took a hard look at our numbers, and strategized on what we could do better in both operations and marketing. On the operational side, we cut out some of the fat and streamlined things where needed.” Alan: “My wife, Nadine, has an MBA in marketing and has owned a marketing and graphic design business for 15+ years. She joined me in our Northvale, NJ location and is providing all the graphic design services. Not only was this a strategic financial/operational move, it was the best marketing move we could have made. We are now truly a marketing, design and printing company – a one-stop shop!” Nadine and Alan: “Our clients are provided with a free consultation on the best ways to market their business. We do the strategy, design and printing. When the clients see the results, they come back for additional products and services—and they tell their friends! The savings we realized from our reduction in payroll was also reinvested in the business by increasing our participation in the SEO/Internet marketing program. We are starting to see an uptick in our internet leads! A couple of other cool things… Last year, we expanded our marketing strategy by promoting ourselves as a local family business. Our holiday cards now feature our family photo – myself, Nadine, and our 4 grown children. The theme is, Family is everything. We appreciate you being part of ours. I can’t tell you how many compliments we received on that card. People feel like they know our family, and always ask how our kids are doing. This year, we will be planning a marketing program to celebrate my birthday on October 26 th. Why? Because we found out that it’s also National Printing Day! We are going to have a lot of fun with that. We also do a lot of in-person networking by being active in our home and business communities. We are BNI members and directors, are involved with many not-for-profits, serve on the boards of the local Chambers of Commerce, and are Auxiliary Police Officers in our hometown. We are always visible helping the community in whatever way we can.” What are your high-demand products and services? Nadine and Alan: “We do a ton of direct mail, particularly EDDM. Although the program has been around for years, it’s really been gaining traction since the pandemic. Once our clients see how well direct mail works for them, they either expand their reach or frequency…or both. We help them build their customer lists as a result of their EDDM efforts, then assist them with targeted direct mail programs to these new customers. We are proud to say that many of our clients credit us with helping them build their businesses through direct mail. They refer to us as the direct mail experts! We also began heavily promoting branded apparel. It’s featured in the front of our store, and we make a point of mentioning it to our clients when they come into the shop. Once we learn about their business, we suggest what types of apparel and promotional items they may want to consider to boost their brand awareness.” What are your key growth areas? Nadine and Alan: “Again, direct mail and apparel are huge for us. Design as well. Our previous graphic designer was more of a layout/production person. Nadine is a true creative. Everything we do for a client now has a marketing strategy behind it, and a creative, eye-catching design. Clients who come in with their ideas are truly blown away by how we bring their visions to life. One successful campaign for a client usually snowballs into more business—and more referrals! But our true measure of success is knowing how we are helping our clients grow their businesses.” How would you best describe your community? Nadine and Alan: “Northvale, NJ is one square mile in area, right on the New York State border. The community is comprised of mostly residential homes, a small downtown with shopping and a handful of light industrial/manufacturing. Since it’s a small-town area, we focus on serving the local trades, retail stores, restaurants, professional services and industrial businesses. We have also built a client list outside of our small regional area by creating relationships with professionals that can provide us with ongoing business.” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? What are the benefits of print? Nadine and Alan: “Several years ago, email marketing became extremely popular because it was free. Today, in-boxes are flooded with messages that are deleted before they are even opened. A wasted marketing effort, even though it is ‘free.’ With print, your message is tangible. A direct mail piece in someone’s mailbox is handled – even if it is eventually discarded. Someone saw it, and handled it. Print is the ultimate conversation-starter. Hand someone a brochure, mail them a postcard, or even embroider your company name on your polo – and you are now visible to them. The most successful businesses rely on print for the majority of their marketing, so it is definitely here to stay.” What was your background before franchising? Alan: “I owned a food distribution company prior to owning a Minuteman Press. I wanted something new, but I still wanted to be a business owner. I chose Minuteman Press because of the company’s reputation for training and support of its franchisees. Also, printing is a consumable business which means repeat business.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Nadine and Alan: “Pick up the phone, send an email, and someone is there to help. The conventions are invaluable. We always come back learning something new, whether it’s from corporate or fellow owners. We look forward to seeing everyone, and meeting new people. It’s like a family reunion! We’ve also come back with new vendors to try which really had an impact on our business.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Nadine and Alan: “Being an integral part of other people’s businesses and helping them achieve their goals. Also, being part of the community.” What advice would you give to others? Nadine and Alan: “Be professional and be persistent!” Minuteman Press in Northvale, NJ is located at 202 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nj/northvale/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

February 06, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hypemachine launches a PR subscription platform with a powerhouse network of top PR executives from bluechip agencies such as Edelman, FleishmanHillard, and Ogilvy

Hypemachine

New York-based company Hypemachine today announced the launch of their platform and bluechip PR network ( www.hypemachine.io ). The company has attracted early-stage to publicly traded firms globally as clients and replaced what mid-sized PR agencies used to do with its technology and business model. Hypemachine offers à la carte PR subscriptions that can be scaled up or down quickly based on client needs. The company provides bluechip PR agency quality results at a fraction of "big agency” fees. How Hypemachine is different: Hypemachine Match – Hypemachine identifies what media relationships PR executives have, the sectors they worked in, and what they enjoy doing most in PR and matches senior PR teams to clients in tech, consumer, venture capital, and other sectors. Hypemachine Intuitive Dashboard – Hypemachine’s intuitive dashboard provides PR data and recommendations from Hypemachine's executives. The next stage of the dashboard will use artificial intelligence combined with executives' personalized insights. Hypemachine’s dashboard also streamlines the administrative and account management work that junior staffers typically do. Hypemachine Story Strength Score – The company has also created a ‘Hypemachine story strength score’, which assesses clients' announcements and story assets and offers recommendations on how to make them more compelling for reporters. “As a two-time startup founder and former agency SVP at a leading PR agency in New York City, I saw that the agency model was broken for most brands and founders,” says Hypemachine Founder and CEO Olga Orda. "A big part of why we’ve attracted so much incredible A-list, senior talent at Hypemachine is that they feel their work and senior counsel is valued, both in our network and by our clients," Orda said. “Contrary to what many may assume about public relations, we get paid to think, and public relations is more than just who you know. Even if I’m best friends with a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, no reporter will put their career on the line for a terrible or boring story. That’s why we hire the best talent in the industry from leading brands and agencies. We're passionate about helping clients strengthen their storylines and get media coverage.” “Adapting to the changing public relations industry, Hypemachine has created a powerful model for clients to capture tomorrow's audiences," says Andrew Graham, Founder and Head of Strategy at Bread & Law and 2021 PRSA-NY president. About Hypemachine Launched in 2023, Hypemachine ( www.hypemachine.io ) offers a PR subscription platform and powerhouse network of former PR executives from bluechip firms such as Edelman, FleishmanHillard, Ogilvy, and other leading agencies. Hypemachine’s senior associates have advised brands and organizations such as Google, GE, Samsung, Unilever, Netflix, Salesforce, and Amazon. The company offers bluechip PR agency capabilities at a fraction of “big agency” fees and an intuitive Hypemachine PR dashboard for clients. Based in New York City, Hypemachine’s clients include early-stage to publicly traded companies globally. Contact Details Hypemachine Media Relations info@hypemachine.io Company Website https://www.hypemachine.io

February 06, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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