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Jacqueline Hallihan Joins Salus GRC as Chief GRC Officer and Board Member

Salus GRC

Salus GRC (or the “Company”) recently welcomed Jacqueline Hallihan as Chief GRC Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Hallihan is responsible for spearheading the Company’s global GRC (governance, risk and compliance) strategies, with a focus on maximizing growth opportunities. As a pioneer in the compliance consulting industry, with a proven record as an entrepreneur who founded multiple regulatory compliance and technology companies, she joins Salus GRC’s executive team at an exciting time in its growth and strategic evolution. Salus GRC’s unique strategic vision and rapid growth trajectory are attracting talented, deeply experienced, and highly respected resources across the compliance, regulatory and GRC field, reinventing service excellence in a people-oriented business supported by revolutionized technology processes. To date, Salus GRC has amassed clients with over $200 billion in assets. Salus GRC provides a comprehensive suite of tech-enabled regulatory support to investment advisers, private fund managers and other SEC- and FINRA-regulated financial services firms. Offerings include regulatory registration and filing services, compliance program development and ongoing support, managed services, regulatory exam assistance, compliance training and education, regulatory due diligence, and cybersecurity solutions. As it continues its ascent to be the employer of choice in the GRC space, the Company is rapidly attracting experienced professionals who bring a singular focus on providing the highest level of client service with tech-enabled risk management and deep regulatory expertise. Ms. Hallihan brings more than 30 years of experience founding, managing, and growing dominant organizations in the compliance-related industry, including as a founding Partner of Ascendant Compliance Management and founder and CEO of National Regulatory Services. Most recently she served in an Executive Director role at a compliance services organization within a RegTech firm. She is a founder and life-time member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP). “I am thrilled to have Jackie as our Chief GRC Officer, a member of the executive management team, and a strategic partner,” said Bill Mulligan, Salus GRC CEO. “I’ve known Jackie for many years and blending her vast background in growing compliance and regulatory compliance organizations with our unique GRC vision is a winning combination. She has achieved exceptional results over her career, building sustainable and high-profile businesses.” He added, “Jackie is the right strategic leader to join our great team, focusing on growth opportunities at Salus GRC. Her passion for innovation, customer service, and building brand awareness, along with her deep commitment to people, will be invaluable as we continue helping clients maximize our tech-enabled GRC solutions.” “It’s a true privilege to join this incredible team as we work to build the industry’s leading provider of GRC services. Bringing technology, compliance governance, and risk management together with our team’s focused commitment on innovation and redefining service excellence aligns beautifully with Salus GRC’s strategic vision,” said Ms. Hallihan. “I truly believe we are building something special at Salus GRC, at a time when Chief Compliance Officers and SEC-regulated firms desperately need expertise and support, and I’m honored to be a part of the Company’s next growth chapter.” About Salus GRC: Launched in the Spring of 2023, in partnership with financial sponsor Charlesbank Capital Partners, Salus GRC provides GRC services to private fund managers, registered investment advisers, CFTC-registered managers, and broker-dealers. Offerings include SEC and other regulatory registration and filing services, compliance program development and ongoing support, regulatory exam assistance, compliance training and education, regulatory due diligence, and cybersecurity solutions. About Charlesbank Capital Partners: Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private investment firm with more than $17 billion of capital raised since inception. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings and engages in opportunistic credit and technology investments. The firm seeks to build companies with sustainable competitive advantage and excellent prospects for growth. For more information, please visit www.charlesbank.com. Contact Details Salus GRC Monique Stehle mstehle@salusgrc.com Charlesbank Ryan FitzGibbon / Dan Ivers / Peter Gavaris pro-charlesbank@prosek.com Company Website https://www.salus.com

February 21, 2024 10:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Analysts at Bernstein Predict Bitcoin To Hit $70K In 2024, Polkadot NFT Minting Soars, KangaMoon Presale Buzzing

Kangamoon

Bernstein analysts have projected a bullish future for Bitcoin, expecting it to soar to $70K by 2024. Meanwhile, Polkadot has set a new NFT minting record. In other developments, KangaMoon's presale is gathering momentum, positioning itself as the best crypto to buy right now. Bitcoin (BTC) Forecasted To Hit $70k in 2024 Bernstein's analysts foresee a bright future for Bitcoin (BTC). They have predicted that its price could surpass $69,000 and hit $70,000 this year. Analysts Gautam Chhugani and Mahika Sapra conveyed their optimism in a message to investors. They stated that the prediction may take time and may not be smooth. In their analysis, the analysts highlighted the $42,000 to $43,000 price range as an optimal entry point. They described it as a "no-regrets price with asymmetric upside." Meanwhile, the analysts pegged their bullish prediction on four key factors. These factors include the high inflow of Bitcoin ETFs, election impact on the US SEC, macroeconomic conditions, and advisor network responses. At the moment, the price of Bitcoin is fluctuating between $41,971.37 and $43,654.52 on the weekly price chart. A rise to $70,000 would signify an increase of 65%. Polkadot (DOT) NFT Minting Sets New Record On February 6th, Polkadot (DOT) marked a major achievement, minting 4,930 NFTs each minute. This sets a new record for minting speed, surpassing the performance of Solana and Polygon. Polkadot achieved this while creating NFTs for the Web3 game "Forever Has Fallen." It used Unique Network, a Polkadot parachain dedicated to composable NFTs. This latest news comes after Polkadot coin reported increased user activity and the number of developers in Q4 2023. Despite the increase in user activity and mining activity on the network, its native token, DOT, is under bearish hold. Data from CoinMarketCap showed that Polkadot coin has dropped 2.8% and 1.4% on the monthly and weekly price charts, respectively. The altcoin is currently fluctuating between $6.58 and $6.99. KangaMoon (KANG) Presale Attracts Investors With the crypto bull run on the way, investors are looking for the best coin to invest in. Luckily for them, KangaMoon (KANG) is making waves as an exciting new venture, poised to launch a unique platform designed specifically for meme coin fans, aiming to bring them together in a single community. This platform is not just about earning rewards and free tokens; it is about creating a social space where users can connect and share their passion for memecoins. While other memecoins like Dogecoin and Shiba Inu bank on hype with little underlying utility, KangaMoon's KANG token differs. Its utility ranges from offering holders exclusive discounts to rewarding them for their participation. This positions KANG as the best coin to invest in. KangaMoon is inviting meme coin fans to join its platform and earn rewards and other benefits. Regarding security, the platform's smart contracts have been examined by SOLIDProof. This is to ensure a safe environment for users. With an eye on the future, KangaMoon is gearing up to introduce many engaging features. They include a play-to-earn game that rewards active engagement, an NFT marketplace, NFT collections, and an expansive metaverse platform. KangaMoon's KANG is available for $0.005. Market experts are predicting a substantial 35x growth in value following its official launch. This is the right time to join the KangaMoon meme coin movement. Final Thoughts The crypto space is expanding every day, and new coins like KangaMoon can rise to become top projects just like Bitcoin and Polkadot. Looking at its features and potential, KangaMoon is one of the best crypto to buy for massive gains this year. 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: 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. 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. Contact Details Kangamoon marketing@kangamoon.com Company Website https://kangamoon.com/

February 21, 2024 09:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Wormhole Expands Ecosystem Adding AMD As Hardware Accelerator Provider

Wormhole Foundation

Wormhole, the leading interoperability platform that powers multichain applications and bridges at scale, today announced a collaboration with AMD that will make enterprise grade AMD FPGA hardware accelerators available to the Wormhole ecosystem, including the AMD Alveo ™ U55C and U250 adaptable accelerator cards. AMD will also lend its deep hardware acceleration expertise to help deliver speed and scalability to multichain applications being built with Wormhole. Wormhole is the leading interoperability platform that powers multichain applications and bridges at scale. With over 30 blockchain integrations, best-in-class security (according to Uniswap’s Bridge Assessment ), the most messages sent across any interoperability protocol, and the most total value transferred across blockchains, Wormhole is widely recognized as the global leader in blockchain interoperability. Recent advancements in zero-knowledge cryptography and computing power can enable secure blockchain transfers without relying on external entities to establish trust and security. Wormhole has embraced these advances and recently announced its commitment to reducing its reliance on centralized node operators in favor of a trustless solution powered by zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs). “We are excited to support an industry leader like Wormhole to accelerate decentralized computing in the blockchain industry,” said Hamid Salehi, director of product management, Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group, AMD. “This collaboration will help drive innovation in an exciting, high-growth technology sector.” Over the coming months, organizations contributing to the Wormhole platform will begin releasing mainnet deployments of various zero-knowledge light clients, enabling trustless message-passing between blockchains like Ethereum, Near, Solana, Aptos, Sui, and Cosmos. Additionally, the teams will be benchmarking the performance of these light clients on AMD devices. “AMD’s support moves Wormhole one step closer to enabling low-latency, trustless, multichain messaging. Through their support, Wormhole is positioned to roll out several zk-enabled corridors that will provide a superior user experience, both in terms of speed and security,” said Rahul Maganti, Wormhole Contributor. “We look forward to working with AMD to further specialize their leading hardware accelerators for crypto and take Wormhole to the next level for the ecosystem’s users, developers, and institutions.” About Wormhole Wormhole is the leading interoperability platform that powers multichain applications and bridges at scale. Wormhole provides developers access to liquidity and users on over 30 of the leading blockchain networks, enabling use cases that span DeFi, NFTs, governance, and more.The wider Wormhole network is trusted and used by teams like Circle and Uniswap, andto date, the platform has facilitated the transfer of over 35 billion dollars through over 900 millions cross-chain messages. To learn more about Wormhole, visit the wormhole website, Twitter, Discord, or blog.AMD, the AMD logo, Alveo, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Contact Details Ditto PR Wahaj Khan +1 630-935-7684 wahaj@dittopr.co Company Website https://wormhole.com/

February 21, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How AI is Transforming Healthcare and Saving Lives

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is completely transforming everyday life. From entertainment to transportation, AI is being used to make our lives easier and more efficient. But none of those applications compare to its life-altering impact on healthcare. AI is an absolute game-changer for the healthcare industry, helping save countless lives through precision medicine, robotics-assisted surgery, and connected devices. It’s also becoming increasingly valuable in identifying complex illnesses at an earlier stage. AI-powered diagnostics leverage machine learning algorithms to analyze diverse data like medical records, genetics, and scans for early disease detection by identifying subtle patterns and anomalies often missed by human doctors. AI's rapid and precise data processing highlights subtle health changes, potentially revealing underlying diseases or risk factors. For instance, AI can review mammograms to detect early-stage breast cancer not visible to the naked eye. Over the next five years, the AI healthcare market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48.1%, jumping from $20.9 billion in 2024 to $148.4 billion by 2029. As Big Pharma companies roll out bold AI plans for the coming years, one company is developing and acquiring technology and clinical expertise to create an AI-driven medical powerhouse that supports doctors, curbs rising healthcare costs and improves patient outcomes. HEALWELL AI Inc. (TSX:AIDX) (OTCQX:HWAIF is a physician-led healthcare technology company that is focused on AI and data science for preventive care. In a whirlwind four months since its debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange, HEALWELL AI has rapidly gained financial strength, securing approximately $29.5 million and firmly establishing itself as a savvy capital allocator in the AI healthcare space after completing two transformative acquisitions. AI Accelerated Preventive Healthcare Late last year, HEALWELL AI secured a majority stake in Pentavere, a globally recognized, award-winning AI healthcare company specializing in identifying eligible patients for approved treatments. With a successful history of real-world evidence studies and key hospital network collaborations, Pentavere's DARWEN™ AI technology carries validation from global pharmaceutical leaders and has garnered recognition in renowned publications worldwide. The Pentavere deal will provide several key benefits including significant top-line revenue growth through Pentavere's established client base and successful commercialization of real-world evidence studies, strong partnerships with major hospital networks in Canada and the US to expand HEALWELL 's market reach and grant access to new patient demographics, and a team of AI engineers with invaluable to fortify the company's technological capabilities. Following the completion of the acquisition, Pentavere introduced DERMAID, an innovative Real-World Evidence (RWE) solution tailored for Dermatologists and life sciences firms. Leveraging the DARWEN™ AI platform, DERMAID extracts actionable clinical insights to enhance patient care decisions in dermatology. The product has quickly gained traction in the market and has already engaged in commercial activities with multiple leading pharmaceutical companies. HEALWELL AI Inc. (TSX:AIDX) (OTCQX:HWAIF also just finalized the acquisition of Intrahealth Systems, a multinational SaaS-based EHR (Electronic Health Record) provider supporting 15,000 clinicians that care for millions of patients in its global network across Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In 2024, Intrahealth is projected to generate over $12 million in revenue, showing double-digit organic growth. Historically, the company has maintained strong financial performance with over 80% gross margins, positive EBITDA, and positive cash flow. Moreover, more than 80% of its revenue comes from recurring sources, which are highly profitable. HEALWELL 's strategic vision involves a deep integration of its cutting-edge AI tools with Intrahealth's platform to pioneer a next-generation AI-powered EHR, aligning with Value-Based Care (VBC) trends and empowering healthcare providers to achieve better health outcomes at reduced costs. HEALWELL has solidified its support structure through a strategic partnership with WELL Health Technologies, the largest clinic group in Canada. WELL Health has invested in each of HEALWELL 's financings, making them the largest shareholder and helping position HEALWELL as a leader in AI-enabled healthcare technology in North America. The alliance between WELL Health and HEALWELL led to the launch of the WELL AI Decision Support service for healthcare providers. This new service is designed to be highly adaptable and is expected to grow over time. Initially, WELL AI Decision Support will enable healthcare providers to accurately identify over 150 complex or rare diseases that are often overlooked by traditional methods. HEALWELL AI is actively pursuing a robust pipeline of potential acquisitions, having evaluated over 100 opportunities to date. Heading into 2024, the company is in talks with various parties to identify new investment and acquisition targets. Their M&A approach focuses on companies with solid revenue, positive EBITDA, and promising growth prospects. Click on this link or check out the investor presentation to learn more about HEALWELL AI Inc. (TSX:AIDX) (OTCQX:HWAIF). 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. 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February 21, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Install Solar Panels For 50% Less – Here's How Monalee Is Democratizing Access To Renewable Energy

Monalee

By Meg Flippin, Benzinga Solar panels for up to 50% less? Check out how Monalee is revolutionizing the industry here without sacrificing quality and support. Using the sun to power homes requires cutting-edge technology, but you wouldn’t know it from the companies selling solar panels to consumers. Many rely on pushy salesmen, middlemen and drawn-out, complicated processes to get homeowners up and running. There are plenty of reports of salespeople who have little to no knowledge of how solar energy works yet are selling expensive systems to homeowners. It’s not uncommon for them to use misleading and aggressive sales tactics to rake in hefty commissions, often from elderly and low-income consumers who are duped by their bait-and-switch sales pitches. It’s gotten so bad that the Better Business Bureau issued directives warning homeowners of potential scammers. Turning The Solar Industry On Its Head Monalee, a climate tech company that is accelerating the adoption of home solar, storage and EV charging, wants to change that. It's turning the industry on its head with a technology-first approach to selling and installing solar panels. Monalee’s advanced machine learning uses millions of different data points to give customers the best solar design based on their homes and needs. It takes into consideration factors like the direction the roof faces (for example, a roof in the northern hemisphere that faces south will get the most sun and therefore will be the most efficient), and whether there are nearby trees that might provide shade over the panels. Anyone can go to their site, enter their home address and receive an accurate solar quote in less than a minute. Through its state-of-the-art design platform, you know exactly how many panels you’ll need, the best layout to maximize sun exposure and the bottom line cost including discounts and rebates before you sign up. And Monalee does all that at what it says is a steep discount to rivals. By removing salespeople and system designers from the process, Monalee says it’s able to secure the same solar panel systems at half the price compared to the top traditional solar companies in the U.S. In turn, it says it can save customers up to 50% off the total. Consumers get a break without having to sacrifice quality or customer service. Nor do you have to give up peace of mind thanks to the Monalee Guarantee – this ensures the system works as it should for at least 25 years. At the same time, there are real people behind Monalee. Combined, the team has dozens of years in the solar industry under their belts. While Monalee leans on machine learning to streamline the early stages of the process, they are there to coordinate all the in-person appointments and necessary paperwork that needs filing. See How Monalee leverages technology to provide a quick and easy way to get solar panels installed on your roof. To make it even easier for homeowners to install solar panels, the company recently partnered with GoodLeap, the fintech company that provides financing options for residential solar and sustainable home improvements. GoodLeap is just one of the companies Monalee customers can finance their purchases with. Monalee should know a thing or two about giving customers what they want. Founder Walid Halty spent nearly a decade leading sales and marketing at big solar companies before launching Monalee. He knew customers wanted transparent pricing, an easy way to compare options and peace of mind. He also wanted a drama-free process, one that doesn’t take four weeks, the typical lag time between signing a contract and installation. Monalee, which is in 15 states and growing, is doing for solar what Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) did for car buying. Demand For Solar Is Growing The timing seems ideal – the U.S. is aiming for solar to account for 40% of the country’s electricity by 2035 and 45% by 2050. To meet the first goal, it would need to install about 1,000 gigawatts of solar power by 2035. By 2050, solar capacity would need to reach 1,600 gigawatts to achieve a zero-carbon grid. Over the last decade, solar and energy battery storage costs have fallen 85% making it cheaper than coal and other fossil fuels in many instances. The Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in 2022, is also helping. It provides Americans with rebates and tax incentives to electrify their roofs, embrace electric vehicles, install heat pumps and more. As a result of the law, through 2032, homeowners can get a 30% tax credit when they install solar panels on their roofs. All of this hasn’t been lost on Americans, who are increasingly embracing solar as a cheaper and greener way to power their homes. In 2022, the U.S. added 6.4 gigawatts of small-scale solar. It marked the most in a single year, with rooftop installations on homes representing the lion’s share of the activity. Still when compared to Europe, penetration is low. As of 2022, just 4% of single-family homes in the U.S. were equipped with solar panels. It’s no wonder, then, that Monalee reports hundreds of customers had signed up to Monalee within two months of testing the market. Monalee is hoping to further accelerate adoption with its customer-friendly, technology-driven approach. It is taking the middleman out of the equation, offering transparent pricing and bringing solar panels to the masses. To see how much you can save on your energy bill click here. Featured photo by Bill Mead on Unsplash. Monalee is a climate tech company that is accelerating the adoption of home solar, storage, and EV charging. By leveraging powerful machine learning and removing salespeople and system designers from the process, we are able to secure the same solar panel systems for homeowners at half the price compared to the top traditional solar companies in the U.S., making us the fastest, most efficient way to go solar. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Megan McDonough pr@monalee.co Company Website https://monalee.co/

February 21, 2024 08:15 AM Eastern 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

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce 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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HackaTRON Season 6 Launches on Feb 20 and Up To $650,000 in Prizes

TRON DAO

Geneva, Switzerland, February 20, 2024 – TRON DAO, along with co-hosts HTX DAO, BitTorrent Chain, and JustLend DAO, proudly announces HackaTRON Season 6, spanning from February 20 to June 28, 2024. This season stands out due to its collaborative spirit and support from our sponsors, each bringing unique value to the blockchain space. Track Details HackaTRON Season 6 contains five different tracks: Web3: Shape the next evolution of the internet with contributions that bridge the gap to a decentralized future. Artistry: Redefine entertainment by merging blockchain technology with gaming and NFTs, exploring new horizons for creators. DeFi: Craft the next DeFi project that makes financial services more accessible. Builder: For returning projects on TRON/BTTC that have significant updates. Integration (NEW): A new track inviting the integration of protocols, dApps, or services to enrich the TRON ecosystem. It's an open call for developers to leverage the TRON network’s capabilities. Prize Pool Details Season 6 boasts a prize pool of up to $650,000*, featuring $500,000 in TRX, the TRON network’s native utility token, for regular prizes and $150,000* in energy prizes. The energy component subsidizes network fees, facilitating smoother and more efficient blockchain interactions for users. The prize distribution among judge and community voting per track is as follows: Judge-Selected Qualifiers 1st Place: $25,000 in TRX* 2nd Place: $15,000 in TRX* 3rd Place: $10,000 in TRX* 4th Place: $8,000 in TRX* 5th Place: $6,000 in TRX* Community-Selected Winners 1st Place: $7,000 in TRX* 2nd Place: $6,000 in TRX* 3rd Place: $5,000 in TRX* 4th Place: $4,000 in TRX* 5th Place: $3,000 in TRX* *All prizes are issued in TRX or TRON network Energy, not USD, restrictions applied. Sponsors Spotlight Diamond Ankr is a Web3 decentralized infrastructure provider that helps developers and others interact with multiple blockchains. It allows users to create DApps seamlessly with customized solutions. ChainGPT offers AI-powered tools for the Web3 and blockchain sectors, enhancing accessibility and efficiency in the digital space. ChainGPT offers tools for automating smart contract development and enhancing blockchain analytics. AI-Tech Solidius runs an eco-friendly high-performance computing center, focusing on AI and blockchain services, and offers a marketplace for developers' AI software applications. This initiative supports a sustainable ecosystem, fostering innovation through collaborative development. Gold GT-Protocol is a decentralized protocol offering a suite of tools for various DeFi operations. GT-Protocol brings efficiency and transparency to the world of DeFi. Morpheus Network is a supply chain platform providing secure supply chain solutions. Morpheus Network leverages blockchain technology to improve efficiency in international trade. Key Dates to Remember Submission Period: Feb 20 - May 7 Judging & Voting: May 22 - May 29 Winners Announcement: Jun 11 Demo Week: Jun 17 - Jun 22 Projects on Mainnet: Jun 28 Join Us in Shaping the Future To learn more about HackaTRON Season 6 prizes and rules and to register, please visit HackaTRON S6. About TRON DAO TRON DAO is a community-governed DAO dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and dApps. Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of February 2024, it has over 211.47 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 7.13 billion total transactions, and over $21.62 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. Most recently in October 2022, TRON was designated as the national blockchain for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which marks the first time a major public blockchain partnered with a sovereign nation to develop its national blockchain infrastructure. On top of the government’s endorsement to issue Dominica Coin (“DMC”), a blockchain-based fan token to help promote Dominica’s global fanfare, seven existing TRON-based tokens - TRX, BTT, NFT, JST, USDD, USDT, TUSD, have been granted statutory status as authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the country. TRONNetwork | TRONDAO | Twitter | YouTube | Telegram | Discord | Reddit | GitHub | Medium | Forum For Hackathon: Media Contact Hayward Wong press.hackathon@trondao.org About HTX DAO As a multi-chain deployed decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), HTX DAO demonstrates an innovative governance approach. Unlike traditional corporate structures, it adopts a decentralized governance structure composed of a diversified group, jointly committed to the success of this organization. This unique ecosystem advocates open values and encourages all DAO participants to propose collaborations and protocol enhancements that can promote the development of HTX DAO. Media Contact media@htxdao.com About BitTorrent Chain BitTorrent Chain (BTTC) is the world’s first heterogeneous cross-chain interoperability protocol, which adopts the PoS (Proof-of-Stake) mechanism and leverages sidechains for the scaling of smart contracts. It now enables interoperability with the public chains of Ethereum, TRON, and BNB Chain. Fully compatible with EVM, BitTorrent Chain facilitates the seamless transfer of assets across mainstream public chains. The governance token BTT, also known as BTTOLD on TRON Protocol was granted statutory status as authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the Commonwealth of Dominica on October 7th 2022. Website | Telegram | Medium | Github | Docs Media Contact Teresa X press@bittorrent.com About JustLend DAO JustLend DAO is TRON's decentralized financial platform where users can earn yields through supplied assets, borrow digital assets against collateral, participate in TRX staking, and rent Energy. Committed to developing TRON-based DeFi protocols and providing all-in-one financial solutions to its users, there is now more than $8.7 Total Value Locked in the JUST Network. The JustLend DAO provides a forum for its users to participate in governance and directives, while empowering its users with decentralized authority, trustless transactions, smart-contract automation, and security with transparent accountability. Tokens in the JustLend DAO markets (TRX, BTT, JST, NFT, USDT, TUSD, USDD) are granted statutory status as authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the Commonwealth of Dominica. JustLend DAO exists to provide stable and convenient financial lending services for all users. Engage with the JustLend DAO community via the JustLend DAO Portal, Telegram, Twitter, and the JUST Network. Media Contact Mia Wang services@justlend.org Contact Details Hayward Wong press@tron.network Company Website https://trondao.org/

February 20, 2024 01:31 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Nextech3D.ai announces launch of GPT AI 3D solutions led by former Microsoft Executive

Nextech3D.AI

Nextech3D.ai CEO Evan Gappelberg joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce the company's launch of the next era of GPT AI 3D product solutions. These proprietary Artificial Intelligence algorithms represent a significant advancement in Nextech3D.ai's technology offerings and are poised to drive innovation in the e-commerce industry. Leading this initiative is Hareesh Achi, a former Microsoft Executive who currently serves as Nextech3D.ai's Head of Product Operations. With Achi's expertise and leadership, the company aims to capitalize on the early stages of the AI opportunity, particularly in the realm of 3D modeling for e-commerce. Gappelberg emphasized that the transition from 2D to 3D modeling represents a major multi-decade transformation driven by AI. Nextech3D.ai is at the forefront of this transformation, leveraging its suite of GPT AI solutions to provide cutting-edge technology to enterprise clients. The company plans to offer annual enterprise licensing deals for its suite of GPT AI solutions, which initially feature 12 GPTs. Moreover, Nextech3D.ai intends to develop additional GPTs throughout 2024, further expanding its product offerings and market reach. By focusing on enterprise licensing deals and advancing its suite of AI solutions, Nextech3D.ai is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for innovative 3D technologies in the e-commerce landscape. This initiative underscores the company's commitment to driving technological innovation and delivering value to its clients in the evolving digital marketplace. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

February 20, 2024 11:10 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hive Digital sees 146% increase in Gross Operating Margins as company releases Q3 earnings report

HIVE Digital Technologies

Hive Digital Technologies CEO Aydin Kilic joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce the company's earnings report for the third quarter. Kilic revealed that the company achieved remarkable revenue of $30.1 million during this quarter, primarily attributed to mining 830 Bitcoin. Notably, the Gross Operating Margin stood at an impressive 38%, translating to $11.3 million in income from digital currency mining operations. Kilic highlighted that these figures represent a significant 146% increase in Gross Operating Margin compared to the previous quarter. He attributed the stronger Bitcoin mining economics to the rally in Bitcoin prices, potentially fuelled by the news surrounding Bitcoin ETFs in the United States and the subsequent SEC approval on January 10, 2024. In addition to revenue from Bitcoin mining, the company realized $0.9 million in revenue during the quarter from its GPU-powered High Performance Computing business unit. This segment leverages the company's GPUs for various AI computations, including inference and fine-tuning of large language models. Overall, these impressive financial results underscore Hive Digital Technologies' strong performance in the cryptocurrency mining sector and its strategic diversification into other high-growth areas such as AI computation. Contact Details Proactive North America Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

February 20, 2024 10:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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