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Kartoon Studios Gears Up To Launch Most Ambitious Project Yet With New Winnie-The-Pooh Franchise; Backed By $30M Of Non-Dilutive Financing From Catalyst Venture Partners

Benzinga

By Meg Flippin, Benzinga Winnie-The-Pooh, the classic novel by A.A. Milne, has warmed our hearts, opened our imaginations and kept us enchanted for decades. It has also made its licensees a lot of money. After all, the franchise has generated over $80 billion in sales over the past forty years and is estimated to generate $3 to $6 billion in annual revenue for Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). It's also the subject of the next big project from Kartoon Studios (AMEX: TOON), a global company specializing in creating, producing, distributing, marketing and licensing entertainment brands. Kartoon Studios ’ Winnie-The-Pooh is the most ambitious project yet for the company, encompassing an animated holiday movie, five holiday specials and a four-year/104-episode series and 5 Holiday specials to premiere on Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon Prime Video, via Kartoon Channel!’s subscription service on the platform. Concurrently, the global retail program will kick off with the debut of products featuring an array of special features, distributed through Alliance Entertainment Corporation (“AEC”)(NASDAQ: AENT), which distributes to Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Barnes & Noble and Amazon. At launch, AEC will debut an exclusive steel case video package with unique bonus features as part of Kartoon Studios’ global merchandise program. The series is being financed through non-dilutive joint venture production financing of $30 million provided by WTP SPV 1, a subsidiary of Catalyst Venture Partners. “We have committed to provide $30 million to the Special Purpose Joint Venture for this exciting new version of A.A. Milne’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ from Kartoon Studios, which is non-dilutive to any of TOON’s existing stakeholders. Being able to participate in a timeless and proven children’s classic such as Milne’s ‘Winnie-The-Pooh,’ through the production of original animated content and the licensing of consumer products from those proprietary character designs and stories, is a unique opportunity we are very excited about,” said Steven A. Horowitz, Sr. Managing Director of WTP SPV. “Andy Heyward and the team at Kartoon Studios have a long history of producing hit properties for children. An all-star array of award-winning talent across development, production, marketing, consumer products, and distribution has been assembled to manage the brand launch, and we are excited to be a part of what we are confident will be a hugely profitable and enduring business.” It Doesn’t Get Any More Iconic “Disney created an iconic and tremendously successful global brand with ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ that we have all admired so much. When the property went into the public domain, we knew we could only undertake creating Pooh for a new generation, if we could bring a completely different and unique look that was contemporary, protectable, and gave voice to the characters and stories created by A.A. Milne, as has never been done,” said Kartoon Studios Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward when announcing the deal. “We are thrilled to launch with Amazon Prime Video, and Alliance Entertainment distributing through Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, to deliver unique and exceptional content, as we build out a new iteration of this entertainment brand and Winnie-The-Pooh branded consumer products to the global marketplace.” Been There, Done That Kartoon Studios has a lot of experience with merchandising around a popular franchise. This spring Kartoon Studios – which is the controlling partner of "Stan Lee Universe, LLC" – unveiled a new dedicated storefront on Amazon, exclusively featuring products related to Stan Lee. This Stan Lee storefront, powered by Meteor, offers a wide range of branded apparel and merchandise adorned with graphics that pay homage to the legendary "Godfather of Comics." This new storefront further enhances the brand's connection with its digital community of passionate fans. Kartoon Studios also has a YouTube channel dedicated to everything Stan Lee for his legions of fans – “Stan Lee Presents,” now rebranded to Cinematica – which features a diverse range of content sourced from Stan’s personal archives, digital Stan Lee comic books, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, seldom-seen historical materials as well as sneak peeks of upcoming projects from the Stan Lee Universe. Kartoon Studios plans to take a similar approach to merchandising around Winnie-the-Pooh. The Amazon series is in pre-production and will kick off with the animated Christmas movie, set to premiere December 24, 2025, on Amazon Prime Video through Kartoon Channel!’s $3.99/month subscription distribution arrangement. Alongside the movie, Alliance Entertainment will distribute steelcase videos with plush and a unique array of special features. through its retail and online partners. The company is developing its Winnie-the-Pooh content with what it says is a unique “yarn-based” design and palette for the characters and backgrounds, along with original modern stories inspired by Milne’s beloved classic books. The imagined yarn gives the characters depth and warmth, reports Kartoon Studios. The stories will be told in a “Seussian style” rhyme to provide an enriched dimension. AI In The Driver’s Seat To achieve all that, Kartoon Studios is leveraging artificial intelligence. “In designing ‘Kartoon Studios’ Winnie-The-Pooh,’ using both AI and by hand, the unique look of the characters and backgrounds could not have been imagined prior to the advent of AI in our industry,” said Heyward. “Moreover, our use of AI will enable us to bring a level of efficiency, speed to market, and creativity to the production heretofore not possible.” Kartoon Networks is aiming to lift families' spirits with Winne-the-Pooh focusing on its goodness, grounded in family, friendship, kindness and love. Those are values Kartoon Studios’ version of Pooh will showcase. If Kartoon Studios is able to replicate its prior success, the news could bring cheer to fans and investors alike. Featured photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

June 25, 2024 08:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Focused Approach for Sector-Specific Portfolio Management

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In the ever-changing landscape of the financial markets, Select Sector SPDR ETFs present a method for investors looking to engage in sector-specific investments. By breaking down the S&P 500 into distinct sectors, these ETFs provide a pathway for both individual and institutional investors to craft more targeted and strategic investment portfolios. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs encompass a range of sectors, each represented by a dedicated ETF. This structure allows investors to focus their investments on specific areas of the economy, depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and market outlook. Overview of Select Sector SPDR ETFs: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC): Focuses on telecommunications and media companies. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY): Targets companies focused on non-essential goods and services such as luxury items, travel, and leisure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP): Concentrates on essential consumer goods and services like food, clothing, and personal products. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE): Dedicated to the energy sector, focused on oil and natural gas. Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF): Encompasses banking, investment, and insurance industries. Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV): Focuses on pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, and services. Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI): Includes manufacturing, construction, and logistics firms. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB): Covers the chemicals, construction materials, and packaging industries. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE): Targets commercial real estate services and REITs. Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK): Concentrates on the information technology, semiconductor, and electronics sectors. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU): Dedicated to electric and gas utility companies. By offering a straightforward and transparent approach to investing in specific sectors, Select Sector SPDR ETFs enable investors to adapt their investment strategies in response to changing market conditions. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to investment, allowing for detailed sector analysis and strategic portfolio management. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, these ETFs provide a valuable tool for investors looking to refine their investment strategies through sector-specific allocations. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007597 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

June 24, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Media Advisory: Comcast Partners with Legendary Mexican Rock Band EL TRI to Provide ASL Interpretation for the First Time at Upcoming Music in the Park Concert

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Comcast has partnered with legendary Mexican rock band, EL TRI to provide sign language interpretation for their June 22 Music in the Park performance at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in San Jose. This marks the first time that EL TRI, whose lyrics are in Spanish, will perform with sign language interpreters to provide greater accessibility to deaf and hard-of-hearing fans. In addition to interpreting the iconic lyrics of EL TRI, interpreters from Pro Bono ASL will translate the announcers of the traditional Lucha Libre matches that Music in the Park will offer as entertainment to attendees before the concert. WHAT: • Capture historic moments of ASL interpretation at Music in the Park • Interview ASL interpreters who have worked in shows with Bad Bunny, Juanes and Elvis Crespo • Hear from Comcast about its plans to serve the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community • Lucha Libre matches will feature local wrestlers such as "El Gladiador del aire,” "El Viento" and "Rey de las pesadillas” El Cucuy, WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2024 Doors open at 4:00 PM PT Concert starts at 8:00 PM PT Lucha Libre Matches will happen throughout the event WHO: • Alex Lora and his legendary Mexican rock band EL TRI • ASL interpreters from Pro Bono ASL - an organization that specializes in bringing immigrant, first-gen, queer, multilingual and multicultural ASL interpreters to concerts and festivals across the U.S. • Comcast representatives WHERE: • Plaza de Cesar Chavez - 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Adriana Arvizo +1 925-200-1919 adriana_arvizo@comcast.com Company Website https://california.comcast.com/

June 21, 2024 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Comcast Partners with Legendary Mexican Rock Band EL TRI to Provide Sign Language Interpretation for the First Time at Upcoming Music in the Park Concert

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Comcast has partnered with legendary Mexican rock band, EL TRI to provide sign language interpretation for their June 22 Music in the Park performance at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in San Jose. This marks the first time that EL TRI, whose lyrics are in Spanish, will perform with sign language interpreters to provide greater accessibility to deaf and hard-of-hearing, fans. Comcast recently announced the availability of live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services at eight Bay Area Xfinity Store locations. Customers who need ASL support can visit any of the eight Bay Area Xfinity Stores, where representatives will utilize ASL Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) to access a live interpreter provided by partner, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD). EL TRI, one of Latin America's most iconic rock bands, will perform as part of San Jose’s popular Music in the Park summer concert series. The addition of ASL interpreters underscores Comcast’s dedication to accessibility and community engagement. "We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful initiative," said Alex Lora, lead singer of EL TRI. "Music is a universal language, and it’s important that everyone, regardless of their hearing ability, can share in the experience and energy of our live performances. We can’t wait to rock out with all our fans in San Jose!" In addition to the interpreting services at the concert and in its stores, Comcast recently announced $60,000 in grants to three community partners: San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, California School for the Deaf and the World Institute on Disability. These grants aim to broaden the scope of digital inclusion and accessibility to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, families, seniors, and community members. The American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that 3.6% of the U.S. population is “deaf or have serious difficulty hearing.” Additionally, according to Pew Research Center, 23% of people with disabilities say they never go online, with 57% saying they do not have a home broadband connection. That’s why, through its Project UP initiative, Comcast is working to address and eliminate the unique barriers to connectivity through a series of efforts, including Internet Essentials, Lift Zones, and skill development and training. Continuing Comcast’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, this event, in collaboration with Pro Bono ASL, aims to make the EL TRI concert more inclusive for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing. “This historical event is meaningful because these interpreters are trilingual. They know Spanish, English and American Sign Language which is creating inclusivity within the Latino deaf community which often tends to be left behind,” said Rorri Burton, Founder and Director of Pro Bono ASL, an organization that specializes in bringing immigrant, first-gen, transracial adoptees, queer, multilingual and multicultural ASL interpreters to concerts, festivals and events across the U.S. “We are grateful to Comcast for demonstrating inclusivity and commitment to the Latino deaf community.” In addition to interpreting the iconic lyrics of EL TRI to fans at the concert, interpreters from Pro Bono ASL will translate the announcers of the traditional Lucha Libre matches that Music in the Park will offer as entertainment to attendees before the concert. The matches will feature local wrestlers such as "El Gladiador del aire” El Viento and "Rey de las pesadillas” El Cucuy. Music in the Park details: • Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 • Time: Doors open at 4:00 PM • Location: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA • Special Feature: ASL interpretation provided by Pro Bono ASL, sponsored by Comcast About Pro Bono ASL Pro Bono ASL prioritizes ASL access via culturally qualified interpreters. We work with Deaf, hearing and Deaf-parented sign language interpreters; those who are immigrant, first-gen, transracial adoptees, queer, multilingual and multicultural. Representation is vital, and so are the nuances of culture that impact language. Pro Bono treasures the unique intersectionalities that make our interpreters the perfect fit for the spectrum of members in the Deaf community. As our name, "pro bono" indicates, we work "for the good" of the community. About Comcast’s Accessibility Program For more than a decade, Comcast has invested in making its products, technology, and experiences accessible to the widest possible audience while opening new doors to independence for people with disabilities. These innovations include the Large Button Voice Remote, voted USA Today’s Best Accessible Design remote in 2023, and the Xfinity Adaptive Web Remote. To learn more about Comcast’s groundbreaking accessibility work, visit corporate.comcast.com/accessibility. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Adriana Arvizo +1 925-200-1919 Adriana_Arvizo@comcast.com Company Website https://california.comcast.com/

June 20, 2024 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Full Pull Launches Real-Money Gaming Sports App, Bringing Legal Gaming to Truck and Tractor Pulling for the First Time

Full Pull Entertainment

Full Pull Entertainment, a pioneering force in the world of truck and tractor pulling, today announced the launch of Full Pull Picks, its highly anticipated legal skill-based gaming sports app. The Full Pull Picks rollout marks a historic moment for the 75-year-old sport, giving motorsport enthusiasts their first chance at placing legal bets on the sport, just in time for the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, WI. With a rich history, truck and tractor pulling has evolved from its grassroots origins into a spectacle captivating millions of fans worldwide. Full Pull Picks is built on a unique peer-to-peer, player adjusted payouts system, where all entries are placed together in a pool, and payouts are based on the collective entries of the participants, adding an extra layer of excitement to the events, and ensuring a fair and transparent gaming experience. As a special offer this weekend, Full Pull will provide up to $20 for all first-time deposits. Full Pull Picks is available for motorsport fans in Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. “Full Pull’s mission is to enhance the fan experience and grow the sport of truck and tractor pulling among existing and new audiences,” said Chase Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of Full Pull Entertainment. “We think truck and tractor pulling is the most thrilling motorsport in this country. We know that real money gaming enthusiast will soon become fans as well.” This launch follows Full Pull’s recent announcement of its 2024 summer streaming schedule. The 16-week, 32-session schedule will be packed with exhilarating action and will include expert pull-by-pull commentary, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and live analysis for the first time from all major pulling associations. Full Pull’s streaming feature, Full Pull LIVE, broadcasts major pulling leagues such as the National Tractor Pullers Association, Inc., & Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling Association, ensuring fans stay connected with the latest developments in the sport. Fans can choose a monthly subscription on Full Pull LIVE priced at $39.99, providing unlimited access to all sessions throughout the season. For those interested in specific sessions, a session-only pass is available at $25 per session. Full Pull LIVE is now available on multiple streaming services including Roku and Fire TV. To experience the thrill of tractor pulling, fans can visit the iOS App Store or Google Play, search for “Full Pull” and tap “Download.” Full Pull Picks is also available via the web at http://fullpullpicks.com. About Full Pull Established in 2021, Full Pull Entertainment is a trailblazing force in the world of truck and tractor pulling. The platform offers detailed data and engaging content, catering to both new and seasoned fans, guiding them through the excitement of the betting process. With strong industry relationships, Full Pull is not only redefining fan engagement but also propelling a 75-year-old sports phenomenon into the 21st century with a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation. For more information about Full Pull, to watch live streamed pulling events, or to sign up for their real-money DFS contests, please visit https://www.fullpull.us. # # # Established in 2021, Full Pull Entertainment is a trailblazing force in the world of truck and tractor pulling. The platform offers detailed data and engaging content, catering to both new and seasoned fans, guiding them through the excitement of the betting process. With strong industry relationships, Full Pull is not only redefining fan engagement but also propelling a 75-year-old sports phenomenon into the 21st century with a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation. For more information about Full Pull, to watch live streamed pulling events, or to sign up for their real-money DFS contests, please visit https://www.fullpull.us.\ Contact Details Jackson Gaskins jgaskins@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.fullpull.us

June 19, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Songtradr Welcomes Industry Leaders Alex Rigopulos and Priyanka Khimani to its Board of Directors

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Songtradr, the world’s largest B2B music company, announces the appointment of two industry leaders to its Board of Directors: Alex Rigopulos, co-founder of Harmonix and the studio’s director at Epic Games, and Priyanka Khimani, renowned music entertainment lawyer and managing partner at Khimani Associates. Alex Rigopulos brings a wealth of experience from his extensive career in the video game and entertainment industry. As co-founder of Harmonix, which was acquired by Epic Games in 2021, Alex was instrumental in the development of games such as “Guitar Hero,” “Rock Band,” and “Dance Central,” which revolutionized how music and interactive entertainment intersect. His deep understanding of both music and technology will be invaluable as Songtradr continues to expand its global footprint. Priyanka Khimani is one of South Asia and MENA’s most influential music entertainment lawyers, known for her extensive work with artists, composers, producers, and music companies. As the managing partner at Khimani Associates, Priyanka has represented many high-profile clients in the entertainment industry such as AR Rahman, AP Dhillon, Divine, Reservoir Media, Warner Music Group, Snap Inc, Netflix, among several others, and has been a formidable advocate for intellectual property rights and creative talent. Her expertise in entertainment law and her commitment to protecting creative works align perfectly with Songtradr’s mission to empower artists and rights holders worldwide. "We are thrilled to welcome Alex Rigopulos and Priyanka Khimani to our Board of Directors," said Paul Wiltshire, CEO of Songtradr. "Alex's visionary approach to integrating music, technology, and video games, along with Priyanka's extensive rights knowledge and dedication to the creative community, will provide strategic insights and strengthen our leadership as we continue to innovate and grow in the global music marketplace." Alex and Priyanka join existing Songtradr board members Lindsay Nahmiache, Helge Steffen, and Paul Wiltshire. These new appointments reaffirm Songtradr’s commitment to leveraging top-tier expertise to drive forward its mission of powering the world with music. Both Alex and Priyanka’s contributions will be instrumental in guiding Songtradr through its next phase of growth and development. For more information about Songtradr and its Board of Directors, please visit www.songtradr.com Songtradr is the world’s largest B2B music company, providing comprehensive music solutions for businesses, artists, and creators. Founded in 2014, Songtradr has grown from a single office in Los Angeles to operations across four continents, empowering thousands of artists and composers worldwide. Through its innovative platform and strategic acquisitions, Songtradr offers a total solution for music licensing, distribution, and monetization. Contact Details Jalila Singerff +1 818-422-2248 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://www.songtradr.com/

June 14, 2024 09:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Crypto Market Update: How Galaxy Fox and Other Newcomers Are Shaping the Future of Online Gaming

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The world of online gaming has seen a lot of surprises this year with the launch of the play-to-earn concept. One can easily find plenty of cryptocurrencies that are playing an important role in this transformation. Galaxy Fox is one such crypto coin that has completely changed the way gamers look at online gaming. Let’s find out more detail on why these are the top crypto coins to invest in 2024 and get handsome returns while enjoying the game. The Rise of Cryptocurrency in Online Gaming We all know that cryptocurrencies have been around for many years now but online gaming has been exponentially growing after the covid era. It has become a game-changer as many find it interesting to spend their time at online gaming and get rewards for the same.Cryptocurrencies offer a range of benefits for online gaming that includes guaranteed rewards and faster transactions. One major advantage is the decentralization of transactions. Traditional payment methods involve intermediaries that slow down transactions and increase costs. Cryptocurrencies eliminate these middlemen so that gamers can make instant payments with minimal fees. Another significant benefit is the level of security. Cryptocurrencies use blockchain technology, which is renowned for its security features. This ensures that transactions are secure and transparent, reducing the risk of fraud. Introducing Galaxy Fox Galaxy Fox is making a significant mark in the world of digital currencies and online gaming. As a full-utility meme coin, it stands out not just for its fun and engaging branding but also for its practical applications and robust ecosystem. Launched on May 11, Galaxy Fox introduces a Play-to-Earn (P2E) game that allows players to earn $GFOX tokens by excelling in gameplay. All you have to do is play the web3 runner game and beat your competitors. You will be getting the $GFOX tokens as a reward which can be later encashed for real money. There will be regular competitions where monthly winners will be given additional prizes for their continuous gaming efforts. What makes Galaxy Fox the best cryptocurrency to buy now is its deflationary nature. As tokens are used, a certain number of tokens are permanently removed from the market. This helps to increase the value of the coins over time and make the supply limited. Galaxy Fox treasury plays a very important role in supporting the project’s growth and development. It funds various initiatives, including community rewards and ongoing development efforts. Galaxy Fox also has more than 3000 unique NFTs with its exclusive collection and marketplace. The NFTs carry unique characters from the Galaxy Fox universe. These can be minted and traded to add more value for users. You can also find Galaxy Fox merchandise to buy unique items from their marketplace. Overall, it is one of the best altcoins to invest in the online gaming industry. >>BUY $GFOX TOKENS<< Other Prominent Newcomers Galaxy Fox is not alone in the path to revolutionize online gaming. Many other new cryptocurrencies are also making significant impacts. Here are a few notable mentions: Axie Infinity (AXS): This cryptocurrency powers the popular game Axie Infinity. Players earn AXS by participating in the game, which can then be traded or used for in-game purchases. This play-to-earn model is gaining popularity, as it offers gamers a way to monetize their hobby. Enjin Coin (ENJ): Enjin Coin is designed for the gaming community. It allows developers to create and manage virtual goods on the blockchain. This means gamers can buy, sell, and trade virtual items with real value. Enjin Coin also supports a marketplace for these transactions to make the gaming experience better. Conclusion The integration of cryptocurrencies like Galaxy Fox into online gaming is just the beginning. As technology advances, we can expect even more innovations. DAOs are organizations governed by smart contracts on the blockchain. In Galaxy Fox, DAOs could allow players to have a say in game development and governance. So, if you are looking for a top crypto coin in the online gaming space, consider adding Galaxy Fox to your portfolio. Learn more about $GFOX here: Visit Galaxy Fox Presale | Join the Community Contact Details Roundhouse Media media@galaxyfox.io

June 13, 2024 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Heat Wave Incoming?: 3 Coins That Can Heat Up This June

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As June rolls in, crypto investors are all excited to see coins that can give them huge returns this month. There are many stable coins in the market currently, but the main focus has been on Galaxy Fox, Dogecoin, and Solana. They have outperformed their competitors and are considered to be the top crypto coins to buy right now. While each one offers a unique functionality that propels its further growth, it’s important to understand why they are ahead in the race of best crypto coins. Today we’ll dive in to check out what makes these crypto coins stand out from the rest. Galaxy Fox is a New Coin with Big Plans Galaxy Fox launched its latest P2E (play-to-earn) game last month and it has been a huge hit among young players. This crypto coin has lots of features that makes it a top cryptocurrency to invest in. The very foremost is that Galaxy Fox allows players to earn rewards through gameplay. The Galaxy Fox ecosystem features a web3 runner game where players can earn $GFOX tokens by achieving top scores. The top 20% of players at the end of each $GFOX season receive rewards from the prize fund. It’s like you are playing for fun and also getting real money in exchange for your time spent on the gameplay. With its staking system, long term holders can also earn dividend rewards. The founders aspires to join the ranks of major meme tokens like Dogecoin and Shiba Inu. It is not limited to meme coin industry only and wants to compete with leading P2E tokens such as The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. The deflationary token process is set into place to make sure that the supply decreases over time. This will help to increase the value of this crypto coin over time. Users can also trade unique NFTs within the Galaxy Fox ecosystem. All the funds are managed transparently to support the project’s growth. Galaxy Fox rewards its loyal holders through its Stargate where 2% of every transaction is added back. This hub distributes rewards to all staked $GFOX tokens. Overall, it is one of the best crypto coins to be added in your June portfolio. >>BUY $GFOX TOKENS<< Dogecoin is the Original Meme Coin Dogecoin started as a joke but has grown into a significant player in the crypto world. Its community-driven approach and celebrity endorsements have kept it in the spotlight all the time. It has a large and active community that supports its development every single day. The coin has gained a lot of attention, all thanks to endorsements from high-profile individuals like Elon Musk. It is one of the top meme coins that has evolved slowly with new technological updates. These advancements are made to make sure that it can easily scale up the transaction speed. The Dogecoin Foundation has been working on various projects simultaneously. It has given 170% returns this year and is expected to grow further this month. Solana is Known for High-Performance Blockchain Solana is one of the top crypto coins that is known for its high-speed transactions and low fees. It has become a favorite platform among developers and trading users. Its robust infrastructure supports a wide range of decentralized applications (dApps). It has the capacity to handle thousands of transactions every second. This is way beyond than many of its competitors in the crypto industry. This high speed makes it ideal for digital apps that need fast processing. Solana’s ecosystem is expanding very fast as many new projects and apps are getting built on its platform. From decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols to NFT marketplaces, Solana is becoming a hub for all types of crypto projects. Solana has made headlines with several high-profile partnerships recently. Its continuous development has kept itself as a top crypto contender in the blockchain space. Conclusion As June progresses, these three coins could see significant trading volume from crypto whales. The main focus has been on Galaxy Fox’s approach to P2E gaming and NFT staking. So, if you are searching for the best coin to buy this month, go for Galaxy Fox. Learn more about $GFOX here: Visit Galaxy Fox Presale | Join the Community Contact Details Roundhouse Media media@galaxyfox.io

June 12, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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ACTIVATE’S CUTTING-EDGE GAMING EXPANDS TO KANSAS CITY

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Activate, the world’s first active gaming facility and TikTok viral sensation, is thrilled to announce its first location in Kansas City, set to open on June 21, 2024. Building on the success of its openings in Dallas-Southlake, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Houston-Katy, Activate provides a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that continues to capture the imagination of gamers everywhere. Activate Kansas City is located at 6900 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209. Activate is transforming the gaming landscape, counting 11 locations in the United States and 13 locations across Canada with no signs of slowing down. Attracting over 2.6 million players worldwide, the experience blends cutting-edge technology with action-packed challenges for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. "Bringing our interactive and immersive gaming experience to Kansas City’s vibrant community is a significant milestone for us," expressed Will Gray, Director of Marketing at Activate Games. “We can't wait for locals to dive into our high-tech, adrenaline-pumping adventures that blend physical activity with digital gameplay. This opening marks our expansion into a dynamic new market and reinforces our commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences. Get ready, Kansas City – the future of gaming has arrived.” With over 11,000 square feet of fun, Activate Kansas City’s new state-of-the-art gaming facility welcomes all ages and skill levels, encouraging players to explore and create their own unique experiences. Here’s what to expect: Guests can sign up in groups of two to five players Through progress tracking via Activate’s high-tech electronic RFID wristbands, players can rack up points, level up, and earn prizes along the way. Top gaming rooms include the TikTok viral sensation Mega Grid with 500+ multi-activated rainbow-colored tiles, blasting the beaming bullseye in a game called Strike, and feel like a modern-day spy in the Laser room. Try Level 1 easy or take it to Level 10 extreme. Play as a team in cooperative mode, or challenge your friends in competitive mode games. In addition to Kansas City, Activate can be found in major U.S. markets such as Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and New Jersey, along with Canadian markets such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Brampton. Additional Activate locations are set to open in 2024 across the United States in markets such as New York (Roosevelt Field), and Detroit, MI, along with internationally, including Dubai opening in the Fall, 2024 and launching in the UK in 2025. Activate operates over 30 locations across Canada, and the U.S. PLAN YOUR VISIT Book in advance to save time and ensure your preferred time is available. Each game lasts 1-3 minutes. The entire gaming experience lasts 75 minutes. Complete the waiver required for you to play in advance. Wear activewear and indoor runners. Age requirements: 10 and older. Where: 6900 W 119th St Overland Park, KS 66209. When: Sun-Thurs 9:30am - 10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am - 11:00pm. For a sneak peek into Activate’s dynamic gaming experience and to keep tabs on the Activate Kansas City grand opening, click here. Join the Inner Circle to be the first to hear about new locations, behind-the-scenes information, deals, and more. Please find imagery assets here. Activate is the world's first active gaming experience where players #EnterTheGame. Activate offers a unique blend of physical activity and gaming that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Each Activate location provides fun and interactive rooms for players to compete, earn stars and track achievements. With the global headquarters located in Winnipeg, Canada, Activate has grown to 30 locations across Canada, the U.S. and now the world! To join the active gaming movement, visit playactivate.com. Follow Activate on social media: Facebook: Activate Instagram: @activategames TikTok: @activategames Contact Details Jalila Singerff +1 613-614-6777 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://playactivate.com

June 12, 2024 09:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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