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Halving of BTFS Storage Rewards

BitTorrent

Singapore, May 28, 2024 – To sustain the growth and success of the BitTorrent ecosystem, BTFS is set to implement a halving on the next round of rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network. From 00:00 (UTC) June 25, 2024, the daily rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network will be halved from 15 billion BTT to 7.5 billion BTT. The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is a decentralized file storage system that utilizes blockchain technology and peer-to-peer transmission. It allows users to store their files across multiple nodes in a distributed manner, enhancing file security and reliability. BTFS also offers rapid file transfer and access, giving users greater convenience in managing and sharing files. By integrating key features of the BitTorrent Chain (BTTC), such as cross-chain connectivity and multichannel payment options, BTFS significantly enhances user experience. Currently, the BTFS network is experiencing rapid growth with over 8 million nodes across the network, including more than 6 million super miners, according to BTFS SCAN. To support the efficient operations of these nodes, BTFS initiated a rewards program and has provided an aggregate of 25 trillion BTT since the launch of BTFS Mainnet in 2019. Every two years, the BTFS rewards halving will occur causing the rewards for all storage miners across the network to be cut in half. (Halving roadmap) Moreover, halving will also prompt miners to improve node performance by optimizing node operation and reducing waste. In addition, an upgrade of the official website for the BTFS technical community and the release of BTFS v3.0 Mainnet will be scheduled in sync with the halving. These developments are expected to improve the efficiency of the BTFS protocol, expand the user base, and enhance its overall functionality. Looking ahead, BTFS is committed to continuously refining its storage rewards strategies. The goal is to expand the network of nodes participating in file storage on BTFS, providing developers with an efficient, secure, and reliable storage solution boosting both the capacity and the transaction efficiency of the BTTC network. About BTFS The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is both a protocol and a web application that provides a content-addressable peer-to-peer mechanism for storing and sharing digital content in a decentralized file system, as well as a base platform for decentralized applications (Dapp). The BTFS team has been working on the latest network operations and BTT market sentiment, etc., to make a series of dynamic adjustments such as upload prices and airdrop reward schemes. About BitTorrent Founded with a leading peer-to-peer sharing technology standard in 2004, BitTorrent, Inc. is a consumer software company based in San Francisco. Its protocol is the largest decentralized P2P network in the world, driving 22% of upstream and 3% of downstream traffic globally. Its flagship desktop and mobile products, BitTorrent and µTorrent, enable users to send large files over the internet, connecting legitimate third-party content providers with users. With over 100 million active users, BitTorrent products have been installed on over 1 billion devices in over 138 countries worldwide. Since November 2018, TRON (TRX), Binance (BNB), and Bitcoin (BTC) holders have the opportunity to purchase one-year subscriptions of BitTorrent or µTorrent products, including Ads Free and Pro for Windows. Pro includes anti-virus and anti-malware screening, file converting and playability in HD. Users can visit bittorrent.com or utorrent.com to learn more. Website | Telegram | Medium | X | Media Contact John Chen press@bittorrent.com Contact Details John Chen press@bittorrent.com

May 28, 2024 07:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ocean Power Technologies completes Operation with Multiple Unmanned Vehicles for US Government

Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Ocean Power Technologies CEO Philipp Stratmann joined Steve Darling from Proactive to reveal the company has completed a major contractual milestone and concluded operation of several simultaneously deployed WAM-Vs for a Department of the US Government. This milestone enables immediate revenue recognition. This demonstration was conducted with a department of the US government, although specific details were not disclosed due to security reasons. Stratmann emphasised the importance of such practical demonstrations to validate the company's claims and capabilities to both current and potential future customers. Significant planning and operational coordination were involved, including collaboration with subcontractors and the execution of field operations to meet customer requirements. This milestone builds on other recent multi-system deliveries and contract awards. This completion, the company says, is a testament to the utility of its unmanned surface vehicles and the skills of our operators. OPT is now looking forward to future operations and generating incremental value for our customers and shareholders. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

May 28, 2024 01:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DB Schenker Americas Earns IATA Lithium Battery Transport Certification

DB Schenker

DB Schenker, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce the successful acquisition of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Lithium Batteries Certification for its United States airfreight operations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This significant achievement underscores DB Schenker's commitment to setting the standard for safely and efficiently handling lithium battery shipments, a critical component in today’s technology-driven market. John McDonald, EVP of Americas for Airfreight, DB Schenker, said, “The CEIV Lithium Batteries program, crafted by IATA, is an industry-recognized certification that represents a company's ability to meet the stringent guidelines and standards for the logistics of lithium batteries. The certification confirms DB Schenker's proficiency in the safe transport of these items, which are essential for powering a vast array of devices and systems essential to modern life and commerce.” DB Schenker embarked on a rigorous certification journey marked by a series of in-depth training sessions, self-assessments, and meticulous documentation reviews. Barbara England, Sr. Director of Operations for Airfreight, DB Schenker, said, “The process began with comprehensive training, where Air Export Operations personnel and Air Product Management teams completed the IATA Lithium Battery Logistics Safety Management Certification Program. Following this, DB Schenker conducted a thorough self-assessment to ensure alignment with IATA’s exacting standards.” Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo, said, "Congratulations to DB Schenker for achieving CEIV Lithium Batteries Certification for their operations in the United States. This accomplishment underscores the company's unwavering commitment to excellence in logistics within the rapidly growing sector. DB Schenker’s dedication to the safe handling of shipments is something their customers will undoubtedly value. Furthermore, the industry stands to benefit from the quality benchmark that they are helping to establish.” The assessment phase took place at DB Schenker's facility in Franklin Park, IL, where an IATA assessor meticulously evaluated the company's operations, processes, and adherence to the CEIV Lithium Batteries audit checklist. This checklist, featuring over 200-line items, required DB Schenker to demonstrate the highest level of precision and commitment to safety standards. Upon completion of the assessment, the findings underwent a rigorous validation process by IATA, culminating in the certification being awarded on January 29, 2024, with the notable distinction of zero non-conformities – a testament to DB Schenker's diligent preparation and dedication to excellence. The implications of receiving the CEIV Lithium Batteries certification are far-reaching for DB Schenker. This certification is not only a validation of DB Schenker’s unwavering dedication to safety and quality but also positions the company to meet the surging demand for the transportation of lithium battery products. Clients and partners can now have even greater confidence in DB Schenker’s capabilities to handle their shipments with the utmost care and expertise. Looking to the future, DB Schenker views this certification as a cornerstone of its ongoing strategy to expand its specialty in transporting dangerous goods. The company is already planning to extend the CEIV Lithium certification to additional global sites and is confident in pursuing further certifications for other dangerous goods, irrespective of the mode of transport. This certification aligns with DB Schenker's strategic vision to lead the logistics industry in safety, efficiency, and reliability. With the growing reliance on lithium batteries across multiple sectors, DB Schenker is well-prepared to support its customers with the highest level of service. The CEIV Lithium Batteries certification is valid for two years, during which DB Schenker will engage in continuous improvement and compliance to maintain this status. Refresher training for key personnel will be conducted, and new assessments will ensure ongoing adherence to the rigorous standards set forth by IATA. ### About DB Schenker Americas DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated Logistics Service Providers in the Americas, with more than 10,000 employees in 123 locations providing over 27 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients. DB Schenker's Americas presence includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States, and Venezuela. DB Schenker offers land transport and air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source. With integrated partners across the Americas, DB Schenker provides the best combination of intimate local practices, knowledge, and global capabilities. About DB Schenker With around 72,700 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world's leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers. Contact Details Nicholas Leighton +1 949-478-5880 nick.leighton@nettresultsLLC.com Company Website https://www.dbschenker.com

May 23, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ilika CEO highlights strong 2024 financial performance and key developments

Ilika PLC

Ilika PLC CEO Graeme Purdy discusses the company’s positive trading update for the year to 30 April 2024 with Proactive London’s Stephen Gunnion. The company expects to announce revenues of approximately £2.1 million from £0.7 million a year earlier and ended the period with cash and cash equivalents of £11.9 million, providing a solid foundation for future operations. Key highlights included a ten-year licensing agreement with Cirtec Medical LLC in the US to commercialise miniature batteries for medical devices and wireless sensors. Additionally, Ilika announced a 12-month collaboration with the Tata Group’s Agratas to develop Goliath cells, aiming for a 50 amp-hour battery by the first half of 2025. The company’s financial position is supplemented by a recent £1.7 million capital raise aimed at advancing the Goliath programme. Planned investments include upgrading dry room capabilities to handle moisture-sensitive materials and enhancing testing equipment for larger battery prototypes. Purdy also provided an update on the Stereax production line, noting significant progress at the Massachusetts facility, with equipment commissioning and qualification underway. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

May 17, 2024 02:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Surf Air Mobility Beats Revenue Guidance and Appoints Former Bombardier Flexjet Exec as New Interim CEO

MarketJar

Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM), a leading regional air mobility platform, just announced its incoming interim-CEO, Deanna White, a leading pioneer in the aviation industry. 1 Deanna, Surf Air Mobility ’s former CFO and current Senior Advisor, will become full time Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO for Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM). Deanna White brings years of executive experience in aviation and a proven commitment to transforming flight. This news also marks a significant milestone for the aviation space, which is primarily a male-dominated industry. Deanna is the perfect choice to guide Surf Air Mobility into the future as the company turns its focus to profitability and efficiency. Her unparalleled depth of experience in the aviation industry, combined with her intimate knowledge of Surf Air Mobility and the broader opportunity, positions her to lead the company towards new heights. Since joining Surf Air Mobility in 2021, she has made valuable and long-lasting contributions as both CFO and Senior Advisor of the company. Deanna’s previous experience in both emerging aviation technologies and private charter operations makes her an amazing fit. She has served as COO at Kittyhawk, which was sold during her tenure to Boeing and has subsequently been rebranded as Wisk Aero, where she led the business operations and commercialization of an R&D eVTOL aircraft program. She was also CEO of Bombardier Flexjet, a global leader in private aviation, which was ultimately sold to Directional Aviation Capital for $185 million. Deanna is a seasoned industry leader, blending an intimate knowledge of Surf Air Mobility and its people with an unparalleled depth of experience in the aviation industry. She has a proven track record of success in the C-Suite of multiple innovative companies across the Air Mobility sector. Her previous experience in C-level positions at Bombardier Flexjet and Kittyhawk, continues to guide and inspire her as she leads Surf Air Mobility into its next chapter. This new phase will balance growth and opportunity with profitability, as Deanna reshapes the industry and realizes Surf Air Mobility ’s massive potential. In a CEO transition, Stan Little, the founder of Southern Airways and current Surf Air CEO, will move to a "Founder’s" role. Surf Air Mobility also provided financial and business highlights for the first quarter of 2024. The company is making progress on key initiatives, including supporting 19 communities under the Essential Air Service program and entering into an MOU to supply electric powertrains to Tanzanian Cessna Caravan operator Auric Air. The aircraft electrification program is on track to complete the conceptual design phase by the fourth quarter of 2024, and software development for B2C and B2B platforms is ongoing. To enhance its capital structure, Surf Air Mobility has engaged a leading investment bank to secure additional, non-dilutive or less-dilutive capital in the form of a credit facility. Congress is expected to imminently pass the FAA Reauthorization Act, which, in its current form, would positively impact the Essential Air Service (“EAS”) program by raising the subsidy cap from a maximum of $200 per passenger to a maximum of at least $650 per passenger. As of March 31, Surf Air Mobility supported 19 communities under the EAS program. The FAA Reauthorization Act requires the total cost of an air carrier's proposal to be equally weighted with other factors such as local recommendations, including frequency of service, and interline agreements. This focus on cost favors Surf Air Mobility’s low-cost Caravan fleet. Stan Little, founder of Southern Airways, highlighted that Surf Air Mobility achieved many first-quarter goals and met or exceeded guidance. He noted their collaboration with Congressional leaders from both parties to reform and expand the Essential Air Service program, aiming to benefit passengers, commuter air carriers, and taxpayers. Additionally, the company continued its electrification efforts, which are designed to benefit all stakeholders. For more information on the company’s first quarter financial results and outlook, visit investors.surfair.com. Surf Air Mobility Advances Regional Air Travel Through Electrification Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM), headquartered in Los Angeles, is dedicated to transforming regional air travel through electrification. The company partners with commercial leaders to develop innovative powertrain technology for smaller aircraft, with the goal of making regional flying more accessible and affordable while reducing environmental impact. Supported by a management team with expertise in aviation, electrification, and consumer technology, Surf Air Mobility is at the forefront of sustainable air travel innovation. In March, Surf Air Mobility signed an agreement with Auric Air Services Ltd. to upgrade up to 12 of their Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft with Surf Air ’s electrified powertrains, aiming to lower emissions and reduce operating costs. Auric Air, a Tanzania-based regional air operator, will be among the first to benefit from Surf Air 's technology once it is certified. This agreement marks a significant milestone for Surf Air, as it now has agreements covering approximately 13% of the Cessna Caravan market in Africa for electrified powertrain upgrades. Surf Air is currently developing Supplemental Type Certifications for both hybrid and fully-electric variants of the Cessna Grand Caravan. The company aims to achieve up to 50% reduction in direct operating costs and 100% reduction in carbon emissions for the fully-electric powertrain, which could have a profound impact on the aviation industry worldwide. This agreement with Auric Air follows similar agreements with other large Cessna Caravan operators in East Africa and Brazil. In February, Surf Air Mobility and Electra.aero Inc., a next-gen aerospace company, partnered to introduce affordable, sustainable, and easily accessible regional air travel. They plan to leverage Electra’s hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft on Surf Air ’s technology-driven, on-demand air mobility platform, and through Surf Air ’s Aircraft-as-a-Service (ACaaS) offering to air operators. Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM) has secured early delivery positions for 90 Electra eSTOL aircraft, which will be integrated into the Surf Air national flight network, including Southern Airways Express and Mokulele Airlines. This initiative aligns with Surf Air ’s goal of supporting the launch, growth, and optimization of new electrified aircraft through its platform. The Electra eSTOL aircraft’s remarkable ability to take off and land in as little as 150 feet will enable direct-to-destination air transportation, expanding regional transportation to a broader customer base beyond what private aviation currently serves. Click on this link or read their corporate presentation to learn more about Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM). Footnotes: [1] https://finance.yahoo.com/news/surf-air-mobility-reports-first-200500326.html Disclosure: 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies outlined in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Surf Air Mobility Inc. 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May 16, 2024 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Graphite and Critical Mineral Mining Boosted by $72B Fund

Graphite One Inc

The Biden administration has clarified that mining projects focused on extracting critical minerals like graphite, lithium, and cobalt are eligible for federal loan guarantees worth $72 billion. This announcement aims to support the domestic mining sector and strengthen energy and supply chains. This is welcome news to companies like Graphite One Inc (TSX-V: GPH) (OTCQX: GPHOF) which is actively addressing the domestic graphite supply shortfall in a bid to support the technology revolution. Graphite One (G1) is advancing the development of the largest graphite deposits in the United States. It has already secured two major grants from the US Department of Defense (DoD) and aims to establish a vertically integrated enterprise that mines, processes, and produces anode materials, mainly for the US lithium-ion EV battery market. To be eligible for a loan guarantee under Title 17, a project must be energy-related and located within the United States, including its territories. It must also demonstrate the ability to significantly reduce, utilize, or sequester greenhouse gases and air pollutants. The technology used should be commercially viable, and the project should have a credible repayment plan. Additionally, the application must include a community benefits analysis. Graphite One ticks the main boxes for this type of support and obtaining a loan guarantee would be a significant catalyst for the company to accelerate its graphite project. Access to additional financial backing would enable Graphite One to quickly advance its operations, boosting its role in establishing a secure domestic graphite supply chain. The Department of Energy has emphasized the need for increased mining activity due to China's dominance in this industry and the growing demand for critical minerals. The concentration of supply chains in a few countries, particularly China, poses risks and challenges for investors, businesses, and the United States as a whole. These risks include economic vulnerability, weakened energy security, and reliance on precarious foreign sources that may not adhere to high environmental or labor standards. To address these issues, the Biden administration encourages further mining exploration and development within the United States. Graphite One Inc. (TSX-V: GPH) (OTCQX: GPHOF) is strategically positioning itself to meet the surging demand for graphite, a key component in lithium-ion batteries and various technological manufacturing processes. As the adoption of lithium-ion batteries gains momentum, the demand for graphite is expected to see a dramatic increase, with projections of a 494% growth of the graphite market by 2050. The Graphite One project, being the Graphite Creek Property, includes plans for an anticipated manufacturing plant for graphite materials and battery anodes, as well as a recycling facility to recover graphite and other battery components. These facilities will be situated in Ohio and will be integrated with the development of the Graphite Creek Property in Alaska. The United States, which currently relies entirely on imports for its graphite needs, views the Graphite Creek Property as a vital solution. G1 has received considerable funding from the DoD, and its Graphite Creek project is designed to produce large amounts of battery-grade graphite to help fill a significant gap in national defense reserves. A feasibility study is currently anticipated to be completed by the end of the year 2024. Additionally, the company is working on developing a graphite and graphene-based foam fire suppressant, positioned as a safer alternative to PFAS fire-suppressant materials, in compliance with U.S. regulations. It is believed considerable effort by Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, including legislation she authored, contributed to the availability of the $72 billion loan. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has since updated its Title 17 loan guarantee program guidelines to include eligibility for U.S. mines that produce critical minerals. This adjustment allows these projects to access low-cost financing to boost domestic production and reduce reliance on imported minerals. Furthermore, Senator Murkowski has also publicly declared her support for Graphite One’s business plan in the past. Graphite is counted among the official US Government-listed Critical Minerals that require secure supply lines, positioning Graphite One as a strong candidate for eligibility under this federal loan guarantee program. The Graphite Creek Property, managed by G1, features the largest known natural flake graphite deposit in the U.S., encompassing 176 mining claims across over 23,600 acres. Last year, the United States Geological Survey recognized it as one of the world's largest graphite deposits. The Biden administration's decision to support mining projects for critical minerals emphasizes its commitment to revitalizing the domestic mining industry. It’s expected the DOE's new stance will enhance national security and economic stability by supporting responsible mineral extraction that adheres to stringent environmental and labor standards. Investing in critical mineral mining contributes to long-term resource security for the United States. By boosting domestic mining capabilities, investors can help secure a stable supply of critical minerals, reducing dependence on foreign countries like China. This enhances national economic stability and reduces potential risks associated with supply chain disruptions. Learn all about Graphite One and its plans to solidify a US graphite supply with an all-American battery materials supply chain solution. IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER PAID ADVERTISEMENT This communication is a paid advertisement. 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May 15, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ocean Power Technologies Demonstrates Advanced Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capability

Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Ocean Power Technologies CEO Philipp Stratmann joined Steve Darling from Proactive to reveal the company's recent achievement in successfully demonstrating a Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle capability using its Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel. These demonstrations, conducted at prominent events like the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exhibition and the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International’s Pacific Pivot Event, highlighted the effectiveness of detecting various underwater threats, including singular and swarming micro Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Stratmann emphasized the significance of these field demonstrations, noting that the results will also be presented at the International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium in San Diego. This demonstration underscores OPT's ability to offer a cost-effective commercial off-the-shelf solution with its Uncrewed Surface Vehicles, aligning with the mission objectives of the Department of Defense’s Replicator Initiative. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

May 14, 2024 10:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Setting New Standards in Trade Finance and Logistics for the Mining Industry

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In recent years, the commodity trading industry, especially within mining and metals, has seen a remarkable uptrend, underpinned by complex supply and demand dynamics, geopolitical influences, and currency fluctuations. These elements have not only driven significant price volatility but also introduced financial intricacies that impact market participants. The inherent volatility of these markets poses a dual challenge: it subjects traders to credit risks from potential defaults and creates liquidity constraints, complicating the acquisition of financing. This volatility is further complicated by supply chain and logistical challenges unique to the mining and metals sectors. Issues such as transportation delays, documentation inaccuracies, and stringent regulatory compliance requirements can severely disrupt trade finance transactions and inflate operational costs. These complexities are magnified in an era where the industry is on the threshold of a transformative shift towards the next normal, spurred by the global energy transition. This transition, characterized by the economic and physical integration of global food, energy, and materials systems, promises to heighten structural volatility, disrupt traditional trade flows, and redefine commodities in unprecedented ways. From a trading perspective, this evolving landscape presents a mix of opportunities and challenges, fundamentally altering commercial relationships and profitability metrics. Commodity trading value pools have witnessed substantial growth, nearly doubling EBIT from $27 billion in 2018 to an estimated $52 billion in 2021, predominantly fueled by gains in oil trading. 1 This growth trajectory continued into 2022, setting an all-time high $100 billion for gross margin. However, the path to capitalizing on these opportunities is fraught with hurdles. The past few years have underscored the market's vulnerability to spikes in volatility, triggered by the pandemic, extreme weather events, geopolitical tensions, and macroeconomic shifts. These fluctuations have rippled through various sectors, affecting not just energy but also metals, where energy inputs significantly influence production economics. One company addressing these complex issues head on is MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MHUB) (OTCQB:MHUBF), an enterprise-grade digital supply-chain platform that connects buyers, sellers, labs, and financiers in a digitally integrated workflow that is usable, shareable, verifiable and unforgeable. MineHub Revolutionizes Trade Finance and Logistics in Metals and Mining MineHub 's SaaS platform eliminates old manual processes, leading to increased efficiency, cost reduction, enhanced security, optimized working capital, and greater transparency across global supply chains. Global mining giants like Capstone Copper, Sumitomo Corporation, and Codelco have already adopted MineHub 's platform for logistics, compliance, trade management, and financing operations. On May 14, MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MHUB) (OTCQB:MHUBF) announced a partnership with Surecomp Business Solutions, a leader in cloud-based trade finance solutions. This collaboration is set to revolutionize the digitization of trade finance in the commodities sector by integrating MineHub 's platform with Surecomp's RIVO. This move is poised to unlock new efficiencies, transparency, and security in trade finance within the commodities sector, providing users with enhanced capabilities such as streamlined document management, real-time visibility into trade finance processes, ESG compliance tracking and mitigation of fraud risks. MineHub has also signed several new clients this year including a services agreement with a large Canadian bank to deploy its Consignment Module for managing non-ferrous metals transactions. Announced on March 27, this will be MineHub 's first major customer in the finance sector, laying a foundation for future growth and new revenue streams. Collaborating with one of North America's largest banks not only validates MineHub ’s supply chain solutions but also expands its market reach. On March 19, the company expanded its partnership with Sumitomo, which involves integrating Sumitomo’s refined copper business onto the Minehub Platform, starting with key customers in the Asian market. Sumitomo will support sales efforts for the refined platform, highlighting its confidence in MineHub 's capabilities to deliver value in the metals market. As MineHub continues to drive innovation and expand its offerings, it is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the metals and mining sector. Click here to learn more about MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MHUB) (OTCQB:MHUBF). Footnotes: [1] https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/electric-power-and-natural-gas/our-insights/the-future-of-commodity-trading Disclosure: 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Minehub Technologies Inc. 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May 14, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ilika CEO discusses £3.4 million capital raise to fund development of Goliath solid-state batteries

Ilika PLC

Ilika PLC CEO Graeme Purdy joined Proactive's Stephen Gunnion with details of a share placing and open offer to retail investors aimed at raising up to £3.4 million. Purdy explained the capital injection is targeted at furthering the development of its Goliath technology. The company recently entered into a 12-month collaboration with Tata Group subsidiary Agratas to evaluate Goliath technology, during which Ilika intends to achieve its remaining milestones. Additionally, Ilika plans to use the funds to upgrade its dry room facilities to handle moisture-sensitive materials more effectively. This involves lowering the dew points to reduce environmental humidity, crucial for its leading-edge battery development. The capital will also help in enhancing its testing facilities to accommodate larger battery sizes, which are necessary to meet increased power requirements and customer expectations. Purdy highlighted key achievements including reaching the D4 development point and approaching the D8 milestone, which is set for Q1 2025. The advancements aim at achieving lithium-ion energy density parity and improving battery performance. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

May 13, 2024 10:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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