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Forbes Establishes Presence in The Sandbox, Shiba Inu’s Shibarium Reaches 3M Daily Transactions, and KangaMoon Surges 50%

Kangamoon

There’s been a lot of buzz in the crypto market lately. The massive media company Forbes has just entered The Sandbox (SAND) metaverse. Shiba Inu (SHIB) also saw a significant milestone as Shibarium achieved 3M daily transactions. Meanwhile, KangaMoon (KANG) - another crypto pegged as the next 100x meme coin in 2024 also saw a 50% increase. Forbes Launches Presence in The Sandbox (SAND) Recently, The Sandbox (SAND) has seen some exciting developments. Most notably, Forbes announced it solidified its presence in the metaverse with a permanent place in The Sandbox. It’s part of Forbes’ efforts to expand beyond publishing articles into more engaging digital endeavors. With this bullish The Sandbox news, its native token’s value may rally soon. In terms of The Sandbox crypto value movement, it has jumped from $0.47 to $0.51 in the past week alone. Its market cap also grew from $1.07B to $1.15B during that time. Sentiment for this altcoin is also bullish, with 25 technical indicators in the green. Because of this, experts in the crypto field predict that The Sandbox will trade at $0.71 in Q1 of 2024. Shiba Inu (SHIB): Shibarium Hits 3M Daily Transactions Meanwhile, Shiba Inu (SHIB) also made headlines. For instance, Shibariumscan shows that Shibarium has reached 3M daily transactions. The Shiba Inu X account posted a new tweet paying attention to this momentum as it occurred. This meme coin’s value movement has increased from $0.0000095 to $0.0000097 in the past 30 days alone. Its market cap surged from $5.61B to $5.75B in that time. Not only that, but Shiba Inu crypto is now trading above its 50- and 100-day EMAs. With all these green indicators and bullish Shiba Inu news, experts predict a pump to $0.000013 within Q2 of 2024. KangaMoon (KANG): Growth of 50% for This Unique Meme Coin On the other hand, KangaMoon (KANG) has jumped 50% as it entered Stage 2 of its presale. In the meme coin space, it’s leading with its Play-to-Earn (P2E) and Social-Fi elements. As an in-game currency for KangaMoon, KANG will be useful, in contrast to 99% of meme coins. At its core, KangaMoon will allow gamers to engage in battles and earn cryptocurrency. The project aims to introduce the play-to-earn concept in their games. But KangaMoon has also added a social-fi element to it. Aside from playing the game, KANG token holders can also bet on matches and spectate them. Additionally, KangaMoon introduces weekly, quarterly, and monthly challenges for KANG token holders. These winners will be awarded more in-game items that can be traded on the KangaMoon marketplace. Those who buy the KANG token now will not have to wait for the presale to end to earn more meme coins; just spread the word, and you will be rewarded. For this reason, KangaMoon has already raised close to $30K in its presale. One KANG token now costs just $0.0075. Market analysts, however, are optimistic since they predict a 100x surge when this meme coin hits exchanges in Q2 of 2024. Sign up below to capitalize on this growth and obtain a 15% bonus on all purchases. What Gives KangaMoon the Edge Over The Sandbox and Shiba Inu? KangaMoon holds a strategic advantage in the competitive crypto market over The Sandbox and Shiba Inu. With its market cap at only $7.5M, this low number sets KangaMoon up for faster growth than its competitors. Its lower market cap also needs less new funds to cause KangaMoon’s surge. Thus, KangaMoon may become one of the top meme coins soon. Discover the Exciting Opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) Presale Today! Website: https://Kangamoon.com/ Join Our Telegram Community: https://t.me/Kangamoonofficial Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: 1 No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. By continuing to engage with Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the risks and limitations outlined in this disclaimer. You should only participate if you fully understand and are willing to assume these risks. Contact Details Kangamoon marketing@kangamoon.com Company Website https://kangamoon.com/

February 22, 2024 09:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Announcing the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports Lenses

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SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce two new full-frame prime lenses designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lenses. Both lenses will be available for purchase in mid-March 2024, and both lenses are available in Sony E-Mount and L-Mount versions. The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lens is a full-frame, ultra-telephoto prime lens exclusively for mirrorless cameras. With outstanding image quality in a remarkably compact and lightweight body, this lens is built for action capture including aviation, sports, and wildlife. The new lens combines fast HLA-driven AF, high-precision OS, and an optical design featuring low-dispersion glass elements, along with splash- and dust-proof construction. This lens is designed for the most demanding situations. The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is the world's first full-frame F1.4 diagonal fisheye lens *. With a 180° angle of view, this lens is designed to take in dramatic, sweeping scenes with the signature fisheye lens effect. Unlike conventional fisheyes, the 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is exceptionally sharp across its entire 180 degrees and offers an ultra-fast F1.4 aperture, making it perfect for a wide range of applications including astrophotography, landscapes, and architecture, as well as action sports such as skateboarding and BMX. * As an interchangeable lens for full-frame cameras for consumer use. (as of February 2024) The retail price of the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is $1,999 and the retail price of SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports is $2,999 through authorized SIGMA America dealers. Learn more about these two exciting lenses at sigmaphoto.com: 15mm: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/15mm-f1-4-dg-dn-diagonal-fisheye-a 500mm: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/500mm-f5-6-dg-dn-os-s Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras A | Art SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE 180° of high resolution. An innovative diagonal fisheye lens. Resolving power that overturns the conventional wisdom about fisheye lenses An addition to the Art F1.4 lineup, meticulously crafted for astrophotography A wealth of latest functions and excellent build quality Supplied accessories: CASE, COVER LENS CAP LC1040-01, REAR CAP LCR II, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141, PROTECTIVE COVER PT-51, GUIDE PLATE GP-21, SHOULDER STRAP Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount Launch date: March 14, 2024 * The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change. * Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. #SIGMA #SIGMA15mmF14DiagonalFisheyeArt #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN The world's first* F1.4 diagonal fisheye interchangeable lens for 35mm full-frame. Unparalleled resolving power that overturns the conventional wisdom about fisheye lenses. In developing a fisheye lens featuring an ultra-wide-angle and powerful fisheye distortion, SIGMA has achieved a completely new level of artistic potential, combining the world's first F1.4 aperture for consumer use with outstanding resolving power across the entire image. In terms of optical performance, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art has achieved excellent point image reproducibility and high resolution by correcting various aberrations, especially sagittal coma flare. The lens is capable of handling astrophotography, which demands particularly high-quality performance, even when wide-open. Unlike conventional fisheyes, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is exceptionally sharp across its entire 180° angle-of-view and offers an ultra-fast F1.4 aperture, making it perfect for a wide range of applications including astrophotography, landscapes and architecture. The expressive power of this all-new full-frame mirrorless lens opens a wealth of creative possibilities in wide-angle photography. * As an interchangeable lens for full-frame cameras for consumer use. (as of February 2024 by SIGMA). [Key Features] 1. Resolving power that overturns conventional wisdom about fisheye lenses The latest optical design thoroughly corrects each type of aberration. This diagonal fisheye lens has the unique expressiveness of a fisheye lens and high resolution throughout the entire image from a wide-open aperture. The performance of the lens is guaranteed by a full inspection with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system. Even wide-open, high resolution and point image reproducibility across the entire image The lens consists of 21 elements in 15 groups, including 4 FLD and 3 SLD exclusive low-dispersion glass elements, and 2 aspherical lens elements. By correcting sagittal coma flare and other aberrations, the lens can precisely reproduce bright points of light across the whole frame even wide-open, making it ideal for astrophotography. Diagonal fisheye lens with 180° angle of view The powerful distortion effect, which is the appeal of fisheye lenses, allows users to enjoy expressions such as a unique perspective and emphasis on the subject at a 180° angle of view. In addition, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is designed with the strict performance standards of the Art line. Furthermore, all lenses are inspected with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system. The unique descriptive power of this new fisheye lens, which combines an incredible 180° angle-of-view with very high resolution optics, delivers a level of artistic potential that exceeds other fisheye lenses. Designed to minimize flare and ghosting To prevent flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, the lens is designed to handle all conditions of incident light based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions. 2. An addition to the Art F1.4 lineup, meticulously crafted for astrophotography The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art offers abundant functions to support astrophotography. With the introduction of this lens, SIGMA now has four F1.4 wide-angle prime Art line lenses with functions specifically designed for astrophotography, including the 14mm, 20mm, and 24mm. In terms of both lineup and functionality, SIGMA fully supports the joy of capturing the stars. Art F1.4 prime wide-angle lens series specialized for astrophotography The SIGMA Art line of F1.4 single focal length lenses with specialized features for astrophotography is expanded to four lenses with the addition of the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art. Users can select the lens that best suits their needs and the expression they are aiming for. MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch The lens is equipped with an MFL switch. When the MFL switch is set to "LOCK," the focus ring operation is disabled, ensuring that once focus is acquired, it will not be changed by unintentional movement of the ring. This is useful for long exposures and other situations where the focus should be fixed while shooting. Lens heater retainer A small step at the front of the lens called a lens heater retainer prevents the lens heater* from protruding over the front element, eliminating the risk of vignetting. * A belt-shaped heat strip that is wrapped around the lens to prevent condensation from forming inside the lens when the temperature drops. Rear filter holder A standard-equipped rear filter holder at the lens mount allows sheet-type filters to be used. Special cover lens cap with a locking mechanism and filter slots The included cover lens cap features two slots to securely store rear filters, as well as a locking mechanism. The cap is specially designed for the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art, allowing users to carry sheet-type filters without the risk of confusing or forgetting them, while protecting them from scratches and dirt. Tripod Socket The lens is equipped with an Arca-Swiss compatible, lightweight and sturdy magnesium alloy tripod socket. The detachable leg can be mounted on a tripod for stable conditions even during long exposures. The shape has been deliberately designed to prevent interference when using a lens heater. * The tripod socket TS-141 is also compatible with the SIGMA 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art. 3. A wealth of latest functions and excellent build quality The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is equipped with various functions to assist shooting, including an AFL button*1 to which preferred function can be assigned and an aperture ring, and uses a linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) as the AF actuator to enable fast, quiet, and highly accurate AF shooting. The lens is also equipped with a dust and splash resistant structure*2 to ensure a high level of weather resistance and robustness, as well as excellent build quality that allows for long and reliable use in any environment. *1 Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used. *2 The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable. Various shooting assist functions The lens is equipped with an AFL button which can be assigned to a range of functions via the menu on selected cameras. In addition to the aperture ring, the lens is equipped with an aperture ring lock switch and a click switch to turn the click on and off. Dust and splash resistant structure and water and oil repellent coating In addition to a dust and splash resistant structure, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating, allowing photographers to shoot without concerns even in harsh outdoor environments. Adopts a linear motor HLA The AF actuator is a linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator). The high thrust motor and advanced electronic control operate the focus lens at high speed and with high precision to provide comfortable AF shooting. Excellent build quality To support the heavy optical system and enhance robustness and reliability, metal parts are used in key parts of the lens body. Meanwhile, the lightweight engineering plastic TSC* is also used in appropriate places to reduce weight. Furthermore, each control part, such as rings and switches, is designed to feel good. SIGMA is proud of the exceptional build quality of its products, which do not compromise on durability, operability, and a satisfying sense of ownership. * TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has a high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing. [ Additional Features ] Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups (4 FLD, 3 SLD, 2 aspherical elements) Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction * Due to being a fisheye lens, distortion will not be corrected. * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO). Supports DMF and AF+MF Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only) Super Multi-Layer Coating Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element) Aperture ring Aperture ring click switch Aperture ring lock switch AFL button * Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used. MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch Rear filter holder (compatible with GUIDE PLATE GP-21) Lens heater retainer Focus Mode switch Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only) * Function available on supported cameras only. Dust and Splash Resistant Structure TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141 Special COVER LENS CAP LC1040-01 with a locking mechanism and filter slots Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only) Designed to minimize flare and ghosting Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system 11-blade rounded diaphragm High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount Mount Conversion Service available "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/ [ Key Specifications ] The following specifications are for L-Mount. Lens Construction: 21 elements in 15 groups (4 FLD, 3 SLD, 2 aspherical elements) Angle of view: 180° Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F16 Minimum focusing distance: 38.5cm / 15.2 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:16 Filter size: Rear filter only Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 104 x 157.9mm / 4.1 x 6.2 in. Weight: 1,360g / 48 oz. (includes tripod foot) [ Product Barcode ] Product Name Barcode L-Mount: 0085126 478698 Sony E-mount: 0085126 478650 [ Accessories: Supplied ] COVER LENS CAP LC1040-01: 0085126 941260 TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141: 0085126 940997 PROTECTIVE COVER PT-51: 0085126 941277 REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount) 0085126 937256 REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount) 0085126 929879 [ Accessories: Optional ] SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696 [ Information ] SIGMA Corporation: https://www.sigma-global.com/ Product Information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/a024_15_14/ Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras S | Sports SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS The crystallization of technology. A whole new ultra-telephoto experience. Perfect for hand-held shooting, a 500mm lens with unparalleled optical performance Compact, lightweight and excellent build quality A wealth of functions to assist in a variety of shooting situations Supplied accessories: CASE, LENS HOOD LH1034-02, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151, FRONT CAP LCF-95mm III, REAR CAP LCR II Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount Launch date: March 14, 2024 * The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change. * Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. #SIGMA #SIGMA500mmSports #SIGMASports #SIGMADGDN Clear, sharp images and amazing mobility. A handy-size 500mm that offers a whole new shooting experience. The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports is an ultra-telephoto prime lens exclusively for mirrorless cameras that features a 500mm focal length with outstanding image quality in a remarkably compact and lightweight body. By incorporating multiple large-diameter, exclusive low-dispersion glass elements that are challenging to process, SIGMA succeeded in significantly downsizing the lens construction without the use of diffractive optical elements. At the same time, the lens has achieved high resolving power that meets the expectations for a 500mm prime lens. The lens body, composed mainly of high-precision engineering plastic parts, has excellent build quality and weather resistance, including dust and splash resistant structure*, despite its compact size. With its rich descriptive power and incredibly compact size for its focal length, the handy-size SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports offers a whole new photographic experience for wildlife, aviation, sports and other fast-action photographers. * The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable. [Key Features] 1. Perfect for hand-held shooting, a 500mm lens with unparalleled optical performance The latest optical design using exclusive low-dispersion glass elements has succeeded in achieving both an extremely compact lens construction and high optical performance with excellent correction of aberrations. In addition to its size that allows hand-held shooting, the high-speed AF with HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) and the OS2 optical stabilization algorithm support comfortable shooting. High optical performance and compact lens construction The latest optical design has succeeded in significantly downsizing the optical system for a 500mm ultra-telephoto lens. By utilizing exclusive low-dispersion convex elements at the front of the lens, the lens delivers both a high aberration correction capability and a short overall length. The high level of production technology at SIGMA's only manufacturing base, the Aizu factory, provides the exacting precision necessary for processing the exclusive low-dispersion glass elements with a large aperture. The lens has excellent correction of all aberrations, especially axial chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected by the camera body, ensuring a stable high resolution from the center to the periphery of the image. Excellent backlight resistance The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports uses refractive lenses in its optical system to prevent flare and ghosting that are characteristics of diffractive optical elements, allowing for clear images without concern for flare or ghosting even in backlit conditions or when a light source is included in the image. Furthermore, measures are taken against all conditions of incident light based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. High-speed AF with a linear motor HLA A linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) is used for the actuator, which is characterized by its high driving accuracy owing to the advanced electronic control, as well as its quietness. The HLA enables fast and accurate autofocus even in ultra-telephoto photography, such as sports and bird, where extremely precise focusing is required. OS2 algorithm in optical stabilizer function The latest OS2 optical stabilization algorithm provides an outstanding image stabilization effect of 5.0 stops*. The lens is equipped with two OS modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general shooting, and Mode 2 is ideal for panning shots of motorsports and other sports. In Mode 2, SIGMA's Intelligent OS, an algorithm specially designed for panning shots, enables effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally, irrespective of the horizontal and vertical orientation. This ensures that the subject's movement can be captured without losing the panning shot effect. * Based on CIPA guidelines (Measured at 500mm with a 35mm full-frame image sensor) 2. Compact, lightweight and excellent build quality The lens body has been designed to be small and lightweight in line with the optical system, which has been made significantly more compact. Not only is the lens easy to handle in hand-held use, but it also has the weather resistance of SIGMA's Sports line specifications and the excellent build quality that SIGMA prides itself on in terms of texture and the operating quality of each ring and control. High-precision TSC* parts enable both high performance and compact, lightweight design In order to achieve such a compact, lightweight and robust body, materials such as TSC and magnesium have been used in appropriate places. In particular, the production of a large TSC part that integrates functions as an internal structure, as well as an exterior part to reduce size and weight of the lens are manufactured with micron-level precision and they also have a sleek finish that gives the lens its premium feel. The sophisticated processing and production technology of the Aizu factory, SIGMA's only manufacturing base in Japan, enables the high degree of precise production and ensures the high performance and durability of the lens. * TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has a high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing. Weatherability of Sports line specifications The mount connection, manual focus ring, switches and exterior connection are all dust and splash resistant to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens. Further, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating to facilitate maintenance when water droplets or dust adhere to the lens. Cover-type lens hood included A lightweight, high-strength, exclusive cover-type lens hood made of TSC is included. The tip of the hood is rubberized to protect the lens from abrasion and scratches caused by placing the lens upside down. 3. A wealth of functions to assist in a variety of shooting situations The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports is equipped with a full range of assist functions including an aperture ring and three AFL buttons* ready to be assigned to preferred functions using the camera. The L-Mount version is also compatible with SIGMA's tele converters for AF-enabled shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths of up to 1,000mm. * Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used. Full range of customizable functions Equipped with a Focus Limiter switch, the lens enables users to limit the focus driving range during AF when necessary, allowing quick and precise focusing. Further, the lens features three AFL buttons which can be assigned to a range of functions via the menu on selected cameras. The AFL buttons are easy to operate regardless of how the camera is oriented, and make accessing important settings quick and easy. For the L-Mount version, the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 can be used to set OS operation or the focus limiter range for the Custom Mode switch*. * The assigned setting for lenses for Sony E-mount cannot be changed from the default setting because a USB DOCK for the mount is not available. The default setting allows users to switch the visibility of the OS effect in the viewfinder and live view. Equipped with an aperture ring In addition to an aperture ring, the lens is also equipped with an aperture ring click switch and an aperture ring lock switch, allowing for aperture operation suited to the shooting application. Detachable tripod socket The lightweight and sturdy magnesium alloy tripod socket is Arca-Swiss compatible. The detachable socket comes with a ring that clicks into position at 90° intervals. * The tripod socket TS-151 is compatible with the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports. Tele Converter for L-Mount (1.4x / 2.0x) The L-Mount version of the lens is compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x). Using a tele converter, the focal length can be multiplied by 1.4x and even 2x, for AF-enabled shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths of up to 400mm. [ Additional Features ] Lens construction: 20 elements in 14 groups (3 FLD, 2 SLD elements) OS (Optical Stabilizer) function with the latest "OS2" algorithm Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO). Supports DMF and AF+MF Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only) Super Multi-Layer Coating Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element) Aperture ring Aperture ring click switch Aperture ring lock switch AFL button (3 buttons) * Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used. Focus Limiter switch Focus Mode switch Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only) * Function available on supported cameras only. OS switch Custom Mode switch Dust and Splash Resistant Structure LENS HOOD LH1034-02 TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151 (detachable lens foot type) Compatible with SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 / TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only) Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only) Designed to minimize flare and ghosting Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system 11-blade rounded diaphragm High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount Mount Conversion Service available "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/ [ Key Specifications ] The following specifications are for L-Mount. Lens Construction: 20 elements in 14 groups (3 FLD, 2 SLD) Angle of view: 5.0° Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F32 Minimum focusing distance: 320 cm / 126 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6 Filter size: 95mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 107.6 x 234.6mm / 4.2 x 9.2 in. Weight: 1,370g / 48.3 oz. (includes tripod foot) [ Product Barcode ] Product Name Barcode L-Mount: 0085126 186692 Sony E-mount: 0085126 186654 [ Accessories: Supplied ] LENS HOOD LH1034-02: 0085126 941239 FRONT CAP LCF-95mm III: 0085126 930042 TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151: 0085126 941109 REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126 937256 REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879 [ Accessories: Optional ] SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696 SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 for L-Mount: 0085126 825690 SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2011 for L-Mount: 0085126 826697 SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 95mm: 0085126 931858 SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 95mm: 0085126 930998 SIGMA PROTECTOR 95mm: 0085126 931124 SIGMA WR UV FILTER 95mm: 0085126 930738 SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 95mm: 0085126-930851 [ Information ] SIGMA Corporation: https://www.sigma-global.com/ Product Information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/s024_500_56/ [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed at the link below: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/corporate/world-network/ [ 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, Fujifilm, 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 dozens of 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 more information about SIGMA America, please visit sigmaphoto.com and SIGMA Blog. Follow SIGMA America (Photo): Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Follow SIGMA Ameica (Cine): Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Contact Details SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 sigma.pr@sigmaphoto.com SDDPR Stacey Doss +1 631-201-7381 stacey@sddpr.com Company Website https://www.sigmaphoto.com/

February 20, 2024 08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Everlodge Gains Momentum in Real Estate Sector as Interest in Avalanche (AVAX) and Cardano (ADA) Wanes

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As the crypto market shows signs of retracement from its recent bullish momentum, top crypto coins such as Avalanche (AVAX) and Cardano (ADA) have witnessed a noticeable slowdown in their price trajectories. However, the same cannot be said for Everlodge (ELDG). Following the completion of its successful presale campaign, Everlodge has been drawing increased attention, particularly with its ongoing listing on tier-1 exchanges. This listing has continued to fuel purchasing activities for the cryptocurrency, setting it apart from the declining interest in AVAX and ADA alike. Everlodge (ELDG) Makes Strides in the Real Estate Niche With Growing Enthusiasm Among Investors Everlodge (ELDG) is slowly making a name for itself in the fast-growing multi-trillion-dollar real estate industry. The project stands out by leveraging innovative technology to digitize real-world assets (RWAs) into non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This groundbreaking approach enables potential investors to conveniently and affordably access co-ownership opportunities, with a minimum investment threshold as low as $100. The underlying concept behind Everlodge is to introduce fractional ownership in diverse real estate assets, ranging from vacation homes to hotels and luxurious villas. By doing so, the project disrupts the traditional norms of real estate investment, making it more accessible and flexible for individuals to participate in this lucrative market. Following a successful presale that propelled the ELDG token from $0.01 to $0.029, Everlodge is now well-positioned for even more exponential growth, further supported by its recent listing on Uniswap. With ambitious plans to expand its market presence through additional listings on tier-1 exchanges, Everlodge emerges as one of the top crypto coins for investment, offering long-term profitability. Meanwhile, the team has taken measures to ensure market stability and safeguard investors' interests by committing to lock the team tokens for two years and the liquidity pool for eight years, effectively mitigating potential market volatility. These steps solidify Everlodge's appeal as a promising cryptocurrency worth considering. Beyond its core offering of fractional ownership, Everlodge presents a range of enticing features. These include a dedicated loan platform, a reward club, discounted rental fees on co-owned properties, trade discounts, a marketplace, and a launchpad for aspiring property developers. These additional features further underscore the overall value proposition of Everlodge, making it an attractive choice for investors seeking exposure to the real estate market in a novel yet dynamic way. Avalanche (AVAX) Faces Uncertain Price Outlook as Bullish Momentum Depreciates After recently trading above a weekly high of $43, Avalanche (AVAX) price has made a sharp turn towards the downside. Notably, AVAX token has lost almost all its weekly gains as it makes its way back to the weekly entry point around $38. Currently trading above $39, with a weekly price range of $38.7 to $39.5, the Avalanche token has managed to retain some positivity, with a modest increase of just over 1.50% over the past week. In contrast, earlier in the week, the AVAX token surged by as much as 21%, soaring from $35.8 to $43.0. However, given the recent decline in AVAX token price, it remains uncertain whether the token can maintain stability around its initial weekly entry point or if the ongoing dip will lead to further declines in the near future. Cardano (ADA) Faces Uncertainties As Price Fluctuation Looms Cardano (ADA) is also experiencing price fluctuations, although it has not suffered significant losses. The weekly price chart for ADA still shows a nearly 10% increase. However, when compared to its peak price of $0.61, which represented a gain of over 15% at the time, it is evident that ADA is struggling to maintain stability. Currently trading above the $0.58 level, with a weekly price range of $0.53 to $0.59, the ADA price demonstrates relative stability while continuing on a reversal trend. Looking ahead, Everlodge presents more promising prospects compared to several other top crypto coins as it prepares to list on additional top-tier exchanges. This not only provides potential investors with an edge against market fluctuations but also positions Everlodge in a more lucrative landscape compared to tokens like AVAX and ADA. For more information about Everlodge (ELDG) please visit their website. Everlodge provides you with a seamless approach to fractional investing in vacation rentals, eliminating the complexities associated with traditional real estate investment. Our innovative platform revolutionizes the way people invest in second homes. Disclaimer: Digital currencies may be unregulated in your jurisdiction. The value of digital currencies may go down as well as up. Profits may be subject to capital gains or other taxes applicable in your jurisdiction. Contact Details Brett admin@everlodge.io Company Website https://everlodge.io/

February 20, 2024 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Communication Service for the Deaf Names Amanda Whyrick Division President of California Connect

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Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) today announced that Amanda Whyrick has been named the new Division President of California Connect. Whyrick previously served as CSD’s Vice President of Information Technology. In this new role, she will provide leadership support for all California Public Utilities Commission contracts held by Communication Service for the Deaf. California Connect, also called the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP), provides telecommunication access for Californians with hearing, vision, cognitive, mobility, and speech-related disabilities. The program of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) includes accessible telecommunication equipment and devices, relay service, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. The California Connect Division President will provide strategic and operational support for the State’s marketing services, equipment distribution, and field operations contracts. Equitable and accessible communication solutions have been at the core of CSD’s work for the past fifty years. Bolstering our partnership with California Connect is a logical extension of our efforts to remove communication barriers for people with disabilities. “With the rapid advancement of communications technology, the person who fills this role must have extensive experience in accessible technology,” stated Chris Soukup, CEO of CSD. “Amanda is perfectly suited to lead the advancement of our California Connect division as they work towards their goal of providing communication equity for communities with disabilities.” Whyrick joined CSD in 2016 as a Systems Administrator and held various leadership roles until her promotion to Vice President of Information Technology in 2022. During this period, she successfully implemented accessible organizational-wide technology policies, including a transition to work-from-home call centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining CSD, Whyrick provided technology support to organizations including Southeast Community College and Dell Technologies. Now, as Division President for California Connect, Whyrick looks towards modernizing the program in a way that centers on the needs of various communities with disabilities and integrating the most up-to-date technological offerings. “As someone who personally benefits from accessible technologies, I know that access to them is crucial to the health and well-being of the user in all aspects of life. I look forward to extending this same privilege to Californians with different accessibility needs." shared Whyrick. Whyrick will assume the position of California Connect Division President on February 26, 2024. About Communication Service for the Deaf Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) is the largest Deaf-led social impact organization in the world. For more than four decades, CSD has been a leader in creating and providing accessible and innovative solutions for the Deaf community. Today, CSD continues its work to create opportunities for personal and economic growth within the Deaf community, specifically addressing leadership and employment. For more information, please visit CSD and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Contact Details Communication Service for the Deaf Molly Miller +1 315-679-8948 leltouny@csd.org Company Website https://www.csd.org/

February 20, 2024 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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FuelRod Installs Swappable Charger Kiosks at Union Station in DC

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FuelRod, a leading provider of portable power solutions, today announced the installation of their innovative swappable charger kiosks at Union Station in Washington, DC. FuelRod’s patented two-way exchange mobile charging program will help to keep travelers connected as they pass through the station, and act as the latest addition to their growing network of kiosks both within DC and Nationwide. FuelRod’s installation at Washington Union Station—their second within an Amtrak-serving hub, following a 2023 installation at Los Angeles Union Station—will provide city residents and long-distance travelers alike with portable, environmentally friendly power within the railway station. Visitors will now be able to purchase a FuelRod charging kit or swap an empty charger for a fresh, fully charged replacement at the kiosks to be installed. Washington Union Station is the latest FuelRod location to join an already established network throughout the nation’s capital city. Examples of existing stations in DC include the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and Six Flags America. “We are extremely proud of the expansion of our FuelRod mobile charging program into Union Station, Washington DC. We have a strong commitment to the traveling public and are focused on continued growth in transportation hubs across the United States,” said COO Joe Yeagley regarding this newest deployment in the nation’s capital. “Staying connected in today’s fast-paced world is more essential than ever, and people on the go should have convenient access to mobile charging regardless of where they happen to be.” The company’s presence in Washington, in turn, is part of a nationwide effort by FuelRod toward a network that people can rely on to stay powered and connected wherever they go. About FuelRod FuelRod is a California-based portable power solutions company and developer of the FuelRod kit—the first reusable, portable charging system that allows you to charge your mobile device on the go, and then recharge or swap for a fresh one. With a growing network of kiosks nationwide, FuelRod can keep your devices powered virtually anywhere you go. Learn more at www.fuel-rod.com. Contact Details Claudio Frescas +1 423-914-9647 claudio@fuel-rod.com Company Website https://www.fuel-rod.com/

February 20, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Price Rally for Cardano (ADA) and Uniswap (UNI) Signals the Start of Alt Season, Everlodge (ELDG) Prepares for Tier-1 Listing

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Several tokens in the crypto market are experiencing bullish sentiments, which experts believe could be the start of the alt season. Some of these tokens on a rally include Cardano (ADA) and Uniswap (UNI). Meanwhile, following the end of the Everlodge (ELDG) presale, the token has been listed on Uniswap and looking forward to listing on other tier-1 exchanges. Its surging momentum has put it on the investor's list of top cryptos to invest in 2024. Everlodge (ELDG) Continues its High Sales Despite Conclusion of its Presale Phase Everlodge (ELDG) has continued to see a significant uptrend in the number of investors buying the token on Uniswap. As a result, the Everlodge project is looking to expand its reach by listing on other mainstream tier-1 exchanges in the coming months. Meanwhile, the increased buying by investors is tied to ELDG's massive potential for growth. Having already generated up to 190% ROI for early investors, ELDG is on course to oversee over 350% growth within the year. This makes ELDG one of the top cryptos to invest in 2024. For context, Everlodge is a platform that's looking to positively change the way individuals invest in real estate assets by making them affordable, secure, and profitable. To achieve this, Everlodge has created fractionalized NFTs, which are backed by multimillion-dollar real-world property assets from across the globe. As such, investors who buy these cheap fractionalized NFTs will co-own parts of luxury properties and benefit from the revenue that the properties will generate. With as little as $100, investors can purchase the NFTs that represent these properties. With this investment model, individuals will not need exponential capital before they can invest in real estate. As the value of these properties increases so will the NFT values increase. Meanwhile, the ELDG native token of the Everlodge ecosystem has been making waves in the market, having just concluded its presale phase. With its massive growth potential, investors are buying more ELDG to position for the potential price gains coming soon. At the price of only $0.022, ELDG represents one of the top cryptos to buy now for massive gains in 2024. Positive Price Trajectory for Cardano (ADA) Despite Dwindling Trading Volume Cardano (ADA) is on another round of bullish rallies, having witnessed a retracement in January. While the token has been on a rally in the past week, the Cardano trading volume has been on a negative growth in the same timeframe. For context, the price data from CoinMarketCap shows that Cardano has gained up to 10% within the last week. Meanwhile, the trading volume has been on a 30% decline on a day-to-day average since last week. While the declining market activity is a factor that might impede the growth of Cardano, experts believe the bullish momentum of the token will persist for the time being. As such, experts are predicting a 50% ROI from Cardano tokens before the end of Q2 of 2024. Will Uniswap's (UNI) Current Bullish Sentiment Propel it Above the Resistance Level? The price value of Uniswap (UNI) has been on a significant uptrend trajectory since the start of February. According to the market stats, Uniswap has gained over 16% in price value within the last week. This puts the token on the verge of matching its year-to-date price peak of $7.8, which it attained on December 29th, 2023. Meanwhile, the Uniswap trading volume has been on a decline in the past 7 days, thereby arousing fears of a potential bear trend for the token. Nonetheless, experts believe it is only a matter of time before the Uniswap token surpasses the $8 resistance level. For more information about Everlodge (ELDG) please visit their website. Everlodge provides you with a seamless approach to fractional investing in vacation rentals, eliminating the complexities associated with traditional real estate investment. Our innovative platform revolutionizes the way people invest in second homes. Disclaimer: Digital currencies may be unregulated in your jurisdiction. The value of digital currencies may go down as well as up. Profits may be subject to capital gains or other taxes applicable in your jurisdiction. Contact Details Brett admin@everlodge.io Company Website https://everlodge.io/

February 19, 2024 09:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Standard Chartered: Ethereum (ETH) Could Hit $4,000 By May – All Eyes on Dogecoin (DOGE) and KangaMoon (KANG)

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Following the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs, all attention turned to Ethereum (ETH). With the first spot ETFs for ETH expected by May 2024, Standard Chartered has predicted that the altcoin price could surge above $4,000. In other developments, Dogecoin (DOGE) has captured attention, with its network hitting a new milestone. Meanwhile, KangaMoon ( KANG ) is fast becoming the preferred meme coin in the crypto community thanks to its community-driven approach. Read on to find out more. Ethereum (ETH) To Hit $4,000 in May – Standard Chartered As the leading altcoin, a spot ETF for Ethereum (ETH) was expected to follow after Bitcoin got it. However, not many expected it to come just months after Bitcoin's ETF approval. Standard Chartered predicts that the US SEC will approve ETH ETFs in May. This expected clearance might significantly increase Ethereum's market value. According to reports, the bank projected a potential increase to $4,000 by May 23. With the Ethereum price hovering around $2,800, this rally could make it one of the top crypto coins to buy. Another factor that could influence the altcoin price is the recent Dencun upgrade. Dencun has gone live on two Ethereum testnets already. With the promise of reducing the cost of transactions for ETH L2 blockchains and making data availability cheaper, Dencun on the mainnet could spark a rally. Dogecoin (DOGE) Network Hits New Milestone, Analyst Expects Price Hike While its price performance hasn't met the expectations of investors, Dogecoin (DOGE) has been growing behind the scenes. The number of new addresses on the Dogecoin network reached a new high on January 29. According to data from IntoTheBlock shared by Ali Charts, users created 247,240 new Dogecoin addresses. This breaks the previous record of approximately 160,000 addresses set in 2014, shortly after the meme coin was launched. The network growth and recent price upswing have piqued the interest of crypto trader and analyst Crypto Patel. According to Patel, DOGE has formed a historic pattern last witnessed in 2021. Crypto Patel stated that if Dogecoin can replicate this incredibly bullish pattern, it may finally break above $1 for the first time. KangaMoon (KANG) Captures the Interest of the Crypto Community Amidst the growing positive sentiments of Dogecoin and Ethereum, KangaMoon (KANG) has become one of the most talked-about memecoins. KangaMoon has gained massive attention for attempting to do things differently in the meme coin space. The project represents the next generation of memecoins with its focus on utility as well as meme culture. KangaMoon is a social-fi project that aims to bring together the meme community under one umbrella. Not only will the project unite meme coin enthusiasts, but it will also create an opportunity for them to earn, adding more excitement to KangaMoon. KangaMoon will reward users based on their participation and activity within the ecosystem. The more you participate, the greater your earnings. Crypto experts have predicted that KangaMoon could become the next big meme coin, making it one of the top crypto coins to buy now. Many believe that KANG has the potential for a 100x surge in the 2024 bull market. With the altcoin price at just $0.005 per coin, now is the best time to join KangaMoon. Discover the Exciting Opportunities of the Kangamoon (KANG) Presale Today! Website: https://Kangamoon.com/ Join Our Telegram Community: https://t.me/Kangamoonofficial Integrating GameFi and Play To Earn. Embark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: No Financial Advice: The whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. 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February 18, 2024 08:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Argentina Is On Its Way To Dollarization And Here's How Gaucho Group Holdings (NASDAQ: VINO) Is Set Up To Capitalize

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Earlier in November, Argentina elected right-wing libertarian Javiar Milei as president; he ran on the promise of economic shock therapy, which resonated with voters. One of his biggest action items was to adopt the U.S. dollar and leave Argentina’s peso behind. This solution is seen by Milei’s supporters as a way to reduce the country’s runaway inflation and minimize the government’s overspending. While there is criticism of this plan, certain factions of the country support it full-heartedly. Some Argentinians have already adopted the U.S. dollar for domestic transitions like Airbnb rentals and even wages. Individuals in the real estate market have been supportive, especially as property prices are on the rise and there was a 53.3% increase in property deeds signed in October compared to the previous year. For some of these investors, dollarization equates to increased profit. Argentina’s Gaucho Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: VINO), which focuses on luxury industries and luxury real estate, seems well-positioned to be a leader in the space as Argentina’s economy rebounds. Gaucho Holdings has been investing in the Argentinian market since 2007 and has long understood the power of dollarization. The company currently charges in USD while incurring expenses in pesos so that if dollarization comes to fruition, the company would be positioned to realize a potential hundreds of thousands per year in revenue increase. The global luxury market is witnessing growth in light of a resurgence of social interactions and travel. The global luxury market is expected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2023, witnessing 8-10% growth over 2022. Despite macroeconomic challenges, the luxury market has shown resilience, and companies like Gaucho Group Holdings seem to be gearing up for growth. Scott Mathis, Chairman and CEO of Gaucho Holdings, shared, "In the immediate future, spanning about 6 to 8 months, we anticipate a substantial benefit from our USD rates against our labor costs in ARS, which represent a significant portion of our expenses. However, looking ahead to the next 10 to 12 months, we expect these advantages might reduce or possibly even disappear as labor unions in Argentina are likely to seek wage increases in response to economic changes. Despite these challenges, the first 8 months should witness a positive economic impact due to President Milei's pivotal reforms. The year 2024 is shaping up to be challenging, yet it presents opportunities, particularly in the real estate sector, which is poised to become a key driver of economic activity. Additionally, the banking sector's role in offering reasonable lending rates will be crucial during this period. We are committed to playing a significant role in this dynamic and evolving economic landscape, contributing to and thriving amidst these transformative changes." Gaucho Holdings emphasizes a critical aspect of the potential benefits of dollarization in Argentina, particularly in the realm of banking and real estate financing. A significant shift would occur if Argentine banks transitioned from dealing predominantly in pesos to using U.S. dollars. This change could pave the way for the reintroduction of traditional lending practices, including mortgages, which are currently almost non-existent in the country. In Argentina's current economic landscape, real estate transactions are predominantly cash-based. This is a concept that often seems foreign to Americans and Europeans, who are accustomed to financing such purchases through mortgages. Gaucho Holdings posits that allowing banks to offer lending in U.S. dollars could revolutionize the Argentine real estate market. It would not only provide a more accessible path for property acquisition but also potentially lead to a stabilization of the currency. The implications of this shift could be profound. By facilitating easier access to property ownership through bank lending, there could be a significant increase in real estate values. Gaucho Holdings suggests that the impact on the real estate market could be stratospheric, marking a transformative change in how properties are bought and sold in Argentina. Gaucho Holdings has emerged as a prominent player in the Argentine real estate market due to its strategic entry, well-established operations and diverse portfolio. Backed by a highly experienced management team, the company possesses a deep understanding of the market dynamics. With a focused mission to identify and cultivate opportunities in the undervalued luxury real estate sector of Argentina, Gaucho Holdings stands at the cusp of potential success amidst the recent political and socioeconomic changes in the country. If Milei can make good on his promise of dollarization, Gaucho Holdings is confident that profit will follow. Featured photo by Angelica Reyes 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 not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 16, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Nextdoor Helps Share Kindness in Your Neighborhood

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Ks0CSHf9e3Y Everyone loves a random act of kindness – from a stranger paying for your coffee or giving you a seat on the bus– these little spontaneous actions make a big impact. Small and spontaneous gestures matter even more than we may think. Too many times we forget the impact that simple gestures can make –this is exactly why National Random Acts of Kindness Day is being celebrated – to encourage everyone to spread kindness. Nextdoor wants you to know that it’s not just about spreading kindness, this winter season you should not be shy about making an ‘ask for’ kindness too; often, if you ask a neighbor for help shoveling snow, or cleaning storm drain - they’ll step in and help. Simply giving recognition to someone is another great way to brighten their day. Nextdoor has a new product feature called #ThankANeighbor, that provides a thoughtful prompt to celebrate the displays of kindness you see in your neighborhood. You can read more about it here: https://blog.nextdoor.com/2023/11/03/nextdoor-thank-a-neighbor/ On February 6th, Caty Kobe, Nextdoor US Market Lead, conducted a nationwide media tour to discuss National Random Acts of Kindness Day and these topics: · Provide neighbors with tips about how to celebrate kindness in their neighborhoods, · Advise viewers that 'asks for' kindness are often welcomed by neighbors, particularly during winter weather events. · Highlight new features on Nextdoor that help neighbors recognize and honor one another. To connect with your neighbors on Nextdoor.com, download the app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or visit nextdoor.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 14, 2024 12:09 PM Eastern Standard Time

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