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Bacula Announces Fully Integrated Backup and Recovery Module for OpenStack

Bacula Systems

Expanding its leadership in high performance backup and recovery for large enterprises and managed services providers, Bacula Systems today announced its new backup and recovery module for OpenStack, further broadening its exceptionally wide compatibility with diverse technologies. This aids IT Directors with large or sophisticated IT environments seeking protection using a single backup and high speed recovery platform. Some of its new backup capabilities for OpenStack are: Agentless backup and recovery of OpenStack data and applications Full, Incremental and Differential block level image backup High flexibility, via a choice of both agent and agentless backup Snapshot-based - for hot and consistent backups Enterprise OpenStack users can now benefit from the strong security technologies in Bacula Enterprise, such as: Linux-based backup system Storage Daemon Encryption SIEM Integration Automatic data poisoning protection (backup, restore, verify) Rich security metrics SNMP Monitoring integration module NFS Immutability support Immutability and append-only disk-based backups for maximum protection Immutability and Archive Storage backups for Oracle Cloud Compatibility with a vast range of different storage media “ OpenStack users need a highly secure, customizable backup and restore solution that is fully integrated into a scalable, centralized and cross-platform backup system across their entire organization. Bacula is probably the only solution in the world to offer this degree of functionality, scalability and performance with OpenStack backup and recovery. Bacula also helps large enterprises significantly improve security levels and reduce costs. This is critical in an industry where many other backup vendors are struggling to eradicate ransomware and data poisoning damage ” said Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems. “ Bacula has no capacity-based licensing, supports 34 operating system versions, leads in security, scales massively, offers in-Cloud functionality and works with more hypervisor and container types than any other backup vendor. Its flexibility is unparalleled, and this quality is especially bringing benefits to our military, government, E-commerce, ISV, and HPC customers ” said Jorge Gea, CTO, Bacula Systems. Bacula Systems customers include NASA, Navisite, Texas A&M University, Sky PLC, Warner Bros, Locaweb and many more. About Bacula Systems: Bacula Enterprise is a highly secure, scalable backup and recovery software for large organizations, data centers and MSPs. OpenStack and the OpenStack logos are trademarks of the OpenStack Foundation Contact Details Rob Morrison +41 21 641 60 80 Company Website

September 26, 2023 08:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Agora Data’s Shelly Vandeven Recognized as Women in Auto Finance

Agora Data, Inc.

Agora Data, Inc., a fintech company transforming automotive financing for U.S. car dealerships by offering abundant, low-cost capital with precision loan performance data and analytics, has announced the selection of Shelly Vandeven, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, to the 2023 list of Women In Auto Finance by Auto Fin Journal. Honorees are featured in the September issue of Auto Fin Journal and will be recognized on November 8 during Used Car Week, which is being held at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Shelly’s exceptional talent and unwavering dedication have earned her a well-deserved reputation as a highly influential leader in auto finance. Her ability to inspire others through a culture of innovation, teamwork, and inclusivity is truly remarkable and a testament to her exceptional leadership skills. She joins other auto finance leaders who deserve this tremendous recognition,” said Steve Burke, CEO of Agora Data. “Thanks to Shelly’s exceptional communication skills, she has developed strong relationships with clients and stakeholders, making her a trusted voice in the auto finance industry. Her contributions have not only boosted our company but have also had a significant and positive impact on the entire auto industry." Shelly, the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, joined Agora Data in 2020. With years of experience in marketing and business development across various industries, she has a proven record of increasing brand awareness, driving revenue growth, and fostering customer loyalty through effective strategies. As an auto fintech innovator, Shelly collaborates with leadership, creatives, and industry partners to develop and implement cutting-edge solutions that cater to the needs and challenges of car dealers and finance companies. Shelly holds a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising from Stephen F. Austin State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. She also received an executive education certificate in Business Analytics from The Wharton School. Agora Data, designed by auto dealers for auto dealers, enables any car dealer to be a finance company, granting expanded access to capital, technology, financial tools, and industry expertise. This empowers dealers to efficiently finance more non-prime customers, sell more cars, and make more money. The platform utilizes over $350 billion in auto loan data to fuel patent pending Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, delivering unparalleled accuracy to predict future loan performance. This advanced technology, combined with comprehensive reporting, enables dealers to optimize the performance of their non-prime loan portfolios. The company designed the first-ever crowdsourced auto securitization in 2020, revolutionizing capital market financing for dealerships by aggregating varying-sized portfolios. The company’s diversified financing strategy, backed by proprietary AI and machine learning algorithms, has led to successful crowdsourced securitizations and private-term transactions. As a result, more favorable financing terms and competitive loan rates emerge, fundamentally reshaping lending opportunities for dealers and finance companies previously limited by capital constraints. ### About Agora Data, Inc. Agora Data, Inc. is an automotive industry fintech revolutionizing financing for car dealers and finance companies. Car dealerships can secure affordable capital to build their own non-prime captive finance company, obtain actionable loan performance data to improve their lending portfolios, and use a wide range of solutions to grow their business safely. Powered by patent pending artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, car dealers can access real-time data analytics and planning resources to help optimize the performance of their portfolios. Agora Data made history by closing the first-ever crowdsourced non-prime auto securitization in 2020 and continually brings groundbreaking financing solutions to an underserved market. For more information, visit or contact us at 1-877-592-4672. Contact Details Eric Nemeth Company Website

September 26, 2023 08:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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HTX Introduces Zero-Knowledge Proof Technology to its Proof of Reserves Verification


Singapore – September 25, 2023 – HTX, a comprehensive ecosystem of blockchain businesses, today announced its PoR (Proof of Reserves) verification system upgrade coupled with the introduction of ZK Proofs (Zero-Knowledge Proofs). Integrating ZK Proofs into the PoR system allows third-party verification of the security of user assets without disclosing sensitive information. In prioritizing the security of user funds and ensuring solvency to depositors, centralized exchanges, especially global leaders like HTX, are turning to the PoR mechanism. This approach is increasingly recognized as a robust method to enhance investor confidence. HTX, an early proponent in the industry, initiated monthly Merkle Tree PoR audits in late 2022. Committed to transparency, HTX discloses these audit results to the public, ensuring consistent and secure access to user assets. Building upon the Merkle Tree PoR foundation, HTX has integrated ZK Proofs, amplifying the security and privacy of the assets on the exchange. What is Proof of Reserves (PoR)? Proof of Reserves is a cryptographic method verifying that the exchange is holding the users’ funds in full by proving the deposits match the balances. PoR also offers details like the location of the assets, reassuring users that their funds remain in their accounts and have not been lent out, for example. From a holistic perspective, PoR serves as a dual benefit conduit. For businesses, it acts as a foundation to strengthen their credibility, thereby enhancing user retention. For users, it diminishes security vulnerabilities and wards off potential malevolent actors with three key elements: On-chain assets in the wallet: Assets in the centralized exchange account ≥ 1:1. User assets amount falls within the scope displayed by the exchange. On-chain assets are located at the address held by the exchange. In a progressive step beyond the simple Merkle Tree-based Proof of Reserves, HTX introduces the Zero-Knowledge Proof of Reserves system. Zero-knowledge Proofs are an innovative cryptographic protocol that allows one party (the provers) to prove to another party (the verifier) that a given statement is true without revealing private information. Enhancing Trust with Zero-Knowledge Proofs There are two roles in a Zero-Knowledge Proof system: the prover and the verifier. The prover possesses information and aims to prove to the verifier that the information is true without revealing private information. Based on the information, the prover constructs a proof that does not contain sensitive data. This proof, typically through mathematical operations, guarantees that the prover holds the information. After receiving the proof, the verifier checks its correctness through a preset verification algorithm. However, the verifier cannot obtain any private information from the proof. If the prover passes the verification, the verifier believes that the prover has the information without gaining any knowledge of the private information. As the volume of cryptocurrency transactions continues to increase, users need assurance that exchanges have sufficient reserves to support them. However, the details of user assets and specific amounts of reserves are sensitive information that exchanges do not generally disclose. With Zero-Knowledge Proofs, exchanges can confirm they have sufficient reserves and solvency without revealing the specific amount. Proof circuits designed with strict constraints ensure that the final proof is derived through a rigorous calculation process, preventing the occurrence of false proofs. By integrating this sophisticated cryptographic technology, exchanges can significantly strengthen user confidence and elevate the transparency of their financial holdings, serving as a safeguard against financial vulnerabilities. Compared with traditional external audits, zero-knowledge proofs eliminate the need to transfer the entire reserve to third-party auditors, reducing operational costs and financial risks. This makes PoR a routine process that can be conducted frequently and disclosed regularly. Taking user data as an example: Three important constraints need to be satisfied: Constraint 1: The total net account balance (in USDT) for each user must not be negative. asset(!neg(user_total_net_amount[x])); Constraint 2: The total net asset balance (in USDT) of the exchange must equal the sum of the total net account balance (in USDT) of each user's leaf node during the Merkle tree hash process. CEX_total_net_amount = user_total_net_amount[0] + user_total_net_amount[len - 1]; Constraint 3: The constraint during the Merkle tree hash process. merkle_root_hash = hash(user_leaf_node, merkle_proof_path_node...) These constraints are openly accessible. Users, provided they meet the reserve statistical criteria (generally maintaining a non-zero account balance), can verify their assets proof provided by HTX. This will reassure users that the exchange's reserve proofs meet the constraints and are reliable from a cryptographic consensus perspective. HTX Leads the Industry with Transparency and Advanced Technology From late 2022 to the present, HTX has continued to update its Merkle Tree Proof of Reserves data on the 1st day of every month to ensure that the ratio of user assets to reserves remains at a minimum of 1:1. As per the latest audit results on Sep 1, 2023, HTX has maintained a reserve ratio consistently exceeding 100%. Following the introduction of the ZK-based PoR verification, HTX will continue to disclose monthly audit results to the public. This commitment not only reaffirms the platform's solvency but also underscores its dedication to user privacy and asset security. This upgrade realizes an open-source verification of wallet address ownership and on-chain assets for HTX users. Through efforts such as the monthly PoR reports since Dec 2022, HTX remains dedicated to spearheading advancements in industry transparency. About HTX Founded in 2013, HTX has evolved from a crypto exchange into a comprehensive ecosystem of blockchain businesses that span digital asset trading, financial derivatives, wallets, research, investment, incubation and other areas. HTX serves millions of users worldwide, with a business presence covering over 160 countries and regions across five continents. Its three development strategies - "global development, technology drives development, and technology for good" underpin its commitment to providing comprehensive services and values to global cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Contact Details Michael Wang Company Website

September 25, 2023 02:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Channel Company Announces CEO Transition

The Channel Company

The Channel Company (“TCC”), a global provider of news, insights, strategy, events and marketing services for the technology industry, today announced that Blaine Raddon has decided to retire and will be stepping down as CEO, following a successful three‐year tenure. Robert Gray, an Operating Partner at EagleTree and member of TCC’s Board of Directors, will step in on an interim basis while the Company launches a search to identify a successor. Mr. Gray has extensive experience in management, operations and finance including as a former executive at PRNewswire and UBM Plc. "I am honored to lead TCC through this transitional period," said Mr. Gray. "I look forward to working with the TCC management team and colleagues to continue delivering outstanding customer solutions across the global IT channel." Under Mr. Raddon’s leadership, TCC completed four acquisitions, expanded its product and service offerings, and broadened its international footprint. "I am proud of what we have accomplished together at TCC," said Mr. Raddon. "We have built a strong team and a diverse, global business. I am confident that TCC is well‐positioned for continued growth and success in the future. " About The Channel Company: Headquartered in Westborough, MA, The Channel Company has been servicing the technology channel community for over 40 years. From CRN, the #1 source of technology news, insights, and analysis for the IT channel, to industry‐leading events that connect clients to customers, to powerful research, consulting and engaging education to accelerate growth, to transformative marketing services to maximize investment, The Channel Company provides a full suite of outcome‐driven services focused on addressing the channel’s unique needs worldwide. The Channel Company is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City‐based private equity firm. About EagleTree Capital: EagleTree Capital is a leading New York‐based middle‐market private equity firm, with over $5.6 billion of assets under management, that has completed over 40 private equity investments and over 95 add‐on transactions over the past 20+ years. EagleTree primarily invests in North America in the following sectors: media and business services, consumer, and water and specialty industrial. For more information, visit or find EagleTree on LinkedIn. Contact Details The Channel Company Corporate Communications +1 508-531-9172 Company Website

September 25, 2023 11:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shapeways Enables and Empowers Small to Midsized Manufacturers Through Digitization


By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Greg Kress, the CEO of Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHPW), recently appeared on the Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast. During the discussion, Kress highlighted the gaps in the digitization of the manufacturing industry and explained Shapeways’ role in addressing these challenges. As a leader in the field of digital manufacturing, Shapeways continues to redefine the global manufacturing industry by providing on-demand manufacturing and simplifying complex production processes through proprietary software. The company is helping small and midsized manufacturers do this by providing access to Shapeways’ proprietary software and supporting them in digitizing their operations, growing revenue and expanding manufacturing capabilities. “Small and midsized manufacturers are enabling incredible amounts of innovation in the US,” said Kress. “They are driving the manufacturing industry—and the amount of available work out there is enormous. Our goal is to enable them to be really successful.” Kress compares his business model to what Toast (NYSE: TOST) did for the restaurant industry. Toast is a cloud-based restaurant management software that has essentially brought much of the restaurant industry into the 21st century. Shapeways is using that inspiration to provide small and midsized manufacturing companies with the resources they need to succeed and expand. “Previously no one had access to industrial grade manufacturing equipment without investing millions of dollars and having a ton of know-how and time,” said Kress. “Now, Shapeways is allowing anyone to get access to on-demand manufacturing services at scale,” Shapeways is democratizing the manufacturing industry and expanding accessibility so that small to midsized companies can excel in their craft. The company has invested millions of dollars in the digitalization of end-to-end operations and building scalable software that caters to the market. On the podcast, Kress discussed how the pandemic has been a wake-up call for the company, regarding the need for better workflows in manufacturing overall, sharing: “COVID has re-set the playing field. The amount of on-shoring we’re seeing is significant, and with the level of supply chain flexibility that’s required moving forward, there’s a different expectation. Those two challenges require businesses to take a step back and reexamine their approach in how to solve them.” In many ways, Shapeways has become that solution. Realizing a need–and recognizing the opportunity–to reshape manufacturing, Shapeways responded with the launch of OTTO, a proprietary software platform that streamlines ordering, performs file analysis, and accelerates production. OTTO offers advantages beyond optimizing labor efficiency, asset utilization, and inventory costs. This powerful software platform also strengthens relationships between manufacturers and their customers, encouraging growth and paving the way for future opportunities. Shapeways acquired MFG in 2022 to provide further support to manufacturers and buyers by adding new software features and services. MFG allows buyers—including engineers, product designers, and inventors—to submit requests for quotes (RFQs) to MFG’s network of independent manufacturers. This enables buyers to get multiple quotes quickly, at no cost. Manufacturers also benefit from the opportunity to gain new leads and build customer relationships. Shapeways isn’t content to stop there though. With increased investment in MFG, the platform now offers new orders and transactions features that streamline process management and payments, aimed at increasing efficiency for both manufacturers and buyers. Shapeways recently introduced MFG Materials too, a new feature providing paid members with access to a wide range of raw materials at 15 to 50% off list prices. Kress shared that the company has experienced success with customers under their multi-tiered model: "Our customers typically upgrade very quickly. The payback period is very fast. If you close one order on the platform, you’ve paid for your investment in MFG for the next two years. There’s a very strong ROI associated with the process." Shapeways seems well-positioned to revolutionize the manufacturing landscape, and Kress is confident in the company’s unique offerings within the industry. By extending their innovative, on-demand manufacturing services and software to a broad range of industries, Shapeways allows other companies to tap into their knowledge and insights to remain competitive in an ever-changing modern market. Read more about what Shapeways is doing in the manufacturing and software industries. 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 Company Website

September 25, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Harnessing Robots and Security Cameras to Combat the Surge in Shoplifting


New York Police recently shared a grim statistic - shoplifting in New York City has surged by an alarming 45%. Among the victims was drugstore giant Rite Aid, which lost a whopping $5 million in revenue, highlighting a nationwide problem that cost retailers a staggering $100 billion in 2021. When it comes to combating this crisis, the NYPD is turning to robotic solutions to add an extra layer of protection to the CCTV cameras most retailers already have in place. Imagine a city-wide robotic platform designed to identify repeat shoplifters and alert stores when they enter. A system that can discreetly monitor customers' hand movements, instantly notifying security when suspicious, rapid swiping motions occur, a hallmark of shoplifters. Advanced AI-powered security cameras and autonomous security robots are already being utilized in an effort to get New York City back on its feet post-CV19 by enhancing retailers' ability to catch shoplifters in their tracks. Among the tech companies gaining traction in New York is Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP), a leading developer of autonomous security robots (ASRs) and blue light emergency communication systems. Founded in 2013, Knightscope embodies the convergence of autonomy, robotics, artificial intelligence, and electric vehicle technology. Bolstering New York’s Crime Prevention Efforts With Autonomous Security Robots On September 22, Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP) announced that the NYPD and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have officially launched a pilot test of its K5 security robots in Manhattan's subway stations. These autonomous robots will be trained for two weeks to navigate the subway's unique landscape before beginning their patrol duties from midnight to 6 am. NYC Mayor Eric Adams proudly announced this innovative move, emphasizing that technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of New Yorkers. “The NYPD must be on the forefront of technology and be 2 steps ahead of those utilizing technology to hurt New Yorkers,” Adams explained. He highlighted the robots' efficiency, noting they operate "below minimum wage" with continuous service, requiring no breaks. Knightscope 's robots have already made a name for themselves, with police departments, including those in Los Angeles County, lauding the robots' effectiveness in reducing crime in public areas. The deployment of these ASRs is not just a leap in tech-savvy policing but also a cost-effective solution that addresses the nationwide decline in law enforcement personnel. Besides being a testament to modern policing's potential, these robots are designed to be user-friendly, engaging, and respectful of privacy. “Today we take that notion of tried-and-true policing of assigning a transit cop to their post, and we bring that to a different level,” said NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper. “It’s fitting that we’re near the theater district, because today the K5 is taking center stage. Welcome to New York City, K5!” The introduction of Knightscope 's K5 in transit systems is crucial for boosting the public's confidence in urban transportation, especially with the NYC Transit president, Richard Davey, highlighting the current week's potential record ridership post-pandemic. Davey expressed confidence in the robot's capacity to enhance safety. For those interested in delving deeper into Knightscope 's innovations and ongoing projects, additional information can be found by visiting this link or by exploring the ' Rise of the Robots ' section on Knightscope's official website. Disclaimer: 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Knightscope, Inc. Market Jar Media Inc. has or expects to receive from Knightscope, Inc.’s Digital Marketing Agency of Record (Native Ads Inc.) two hundred and sixty-six thousand USD for 89 days (63 business days). 3) Statements and opinions expressed are the opinions of the author and not Market Jar Media Inc., its directors or officers. The author is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. 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September 25, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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REPORT: Companies have cut software spend up to 30% as it hits $3500 per employee, finds CloudEagle


The current economic downturn, funding crunch facing businesses and the race to be cash flow positive are forcing organizations to re-evaluate budgets and spending patterns. This has pushed CFOs to issue mandates - cut software spend between 10% to 30%. SaaS procurement and management platform CloudEagle has today published a report with insights and trends that shed light on what’s been happening in 2023. The “ EagleEye SaaS Spend report ” analyzed $400M in transactions (via the CloudEagle platform) and understands that spending on software is now the third-biggest expense for organizations, right after employee and office costs. According to the report, departments with the highest software spending are Engineering (IT, Security, Data) (45%), Marketing (19%), Sales (17%), Finance (7%), Customer Success (7%), and HR (5%). However, when it comes to the number of apps, marketing (76) tops the list, followed by Engineering (56), Sales (42), Finance (35), HR (31) and Customer Success (22). When it comes to the top software categories purchased, cloud providers, CRM, project management, and data analytics, in that order, are at the top of the table. The report spotlights the emergence of ‘Citizen SaaS’, these are individual buyers or small teams buying SaaS tools that they need to do their jobs. Over 40% of SaaS spending across companies is originating from them. The Marketing, Sales and Customer Success teams also have the dubious distinction of being the departments with the most unused apps within a year of buying. They often acquire various tools to address their immediate requirements but frequently switch to new tools when these needs change.. A big revelation in the report is that, on average, companies spend $1000-$3500 on software tools per employee annually. Digging a bit deeper, a company with 10-100 employees has a total SaaS spend between $250k to $1 million spread over 50-70 apps. On the other extreme, a company with 2500-5000 employees has a total SaaS spend between $40 million-$100 million spread across 300-400 apps. Another interesting highlight of the report is that SaaS vendors in categories like video conferencing, testing, collaboration, storage, helpdesk, payroll management and mail automation are most open to negotiating pricing due to the plethora of options available in these categories for customers. On the flip side, vendors in categories like CRM, enterprise workflow, and business intelligence are least likely to negotiate as they are deeply entrenched in the company’s everyday functioning and changing these vendors would mean a change in processes and by extension, the working culture of the company. In fact, these vendors might steadily increase their pricing in the coming few quarters thanks to their stickiness. “In today's business world, every dollar counts for more than ever before. Given that software spend ranks as the third-largest expense in organizations it has become vital for CFOs and CIOs to scrutinize how they allocate their software budgets to ensure that every dollar spent returns a significant value. And it’s unsurprising that companies are looking at SaaS spend per employee as an important metric and accounting for that cost in addition to employee salaries and benefits,” said Nidhi Jain, CEO and founder, CloudEagle. The main emerging trends observed by the report include the increasing power of the CFO when it comes to SaaS buying, a renewed emphasis on Return on Investment (ROI) & Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis, vendor consolidation, the growing power of ‘Citizen SaaS’ buyers, the influence of AI, and buyer-centric pricing models. Nidhi Jain added: “ CFOs must work closely with CIOs and department heads to devise smart plans to cut their SaaS spend and get more bang for their buck. At the same time, reducing software spend should not negatively impact company growth or inhibit innovation. The primary objective for CFOs should be to identify where they’re spending, recognize departments with the highest costs,identify instances of low utilization and application redundancies and establish a well defined procurement process “The right approach to cutting SaaS spend involves a data and metric-driven strategy. Understanding the ROI for each vendor and evaluating the SaaS spend per employee will enable the CFOs and CIOs to identify the software's true value and how quickly it will add to the company’s top and bottom line. Spend analysis, streamlining procurement and building a cost-conscious culture will enable companies to make informed choices and reduce overall software spend. The full CloudEagle EagleEye SaaS Spends report is available to download the report here: About CloudEagle CloudEagle is a leading SaaS procurement and management platform that helps enterprises get visibility into software spending and enables them to save costs and streamline their end-to-end SaaS buying and renewal processes. Founded by industry veterans Nidhi Jain and Prasanna Naik with decades of experience in SaaS management & procurement, it is backed by Y Combinator, RingCentral, f7 Ventures, and others. The company has achieved over $50mn in SaaS savings by processing $400M+ in transactions using its library of 300+ deep integrations and has customers all across the globe like Ringcentral, OysterHr, Nowports among others. Contact Details CloudEagle Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 Company Website

September 25, 2023 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Crypto Insiders Peak:, Pepe, NEAR Protocol – Who Will Disrupt the Game?

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In a digital world where fortunes are made and lost in the blink of an eye, the spotlight now turns to a trio of strong contenders:, Pepe, and NEAR Protocol. As crypto enthusiasts eagerly seek the next big disruptor in the market, these top 3 cryptocurrencies have been generating significant buzz and curiosity. Each of them brings a unique set of features and capabilities that could potentially reshape the crypto market. has rapidly gained recognition for its innovative approach to blending art and blockchain technology. It promises to democratize the art world, allowing individuals to invest in prestigious artworks, historically the exclusive domain of the elite. On the other hand, Pepe, with its meme-inspired origins, has created a niche for itself within the crypto community. Its meme-based trending NFTs have captured the imagination of digital collectors. Meanwhile, NEAR Protocol is carving its own path by focusing on scalability, interoperability, and developer-friendly infrastructure. As crypto insiders seek to make informed decisions on which digital assets to embrace in the long term, the burning question remains: Which of these contenders will disrupt the game and emerge as the best crypto to buy this year? Let’s delve into unique features, potentials, and insights of the above-mentioned cryptocurrencies to offer you a glimpse into the future of crypto investments. Exploring A Cryptocurrency Investment Perspective is gaining momentum to become a disruptive force in the crypto market that capitalizes on the historical returns of art as a limited collection asset. The world of art has consistently yielded astronomical returns for investors, with notable examples like Pablo Picasso's "Les Femmes d'Alger" and Banksy's "Love is in the Bin." These artworks saw significant appreciation in value over the years, showcasing the potential of art as an investment. Domini Advisory, a crucial component of the ecosystem, plays a pivotal role in providing investors with the best NFT crypto options in the market. Whether it's trending NFTs or other crypto assets, Domini Advisory leverages its extensive expertise to guide investors towards promising opportunities. Their deep understanding of market dynamics and emerging trends ensures that investors are well-informed and can make strategic decisions to maximize their returns. Security is a paramount concern for crypto investors, and addresses this with top-notch cryptocurrency for beginners. The platform employs secure vaults and comprehensive insurance coverage to safeguard valuable assets. This commitment to security ensures that investors can confidently buy top crypto coins in the art market without worrying about the safety of their investments. $DOMI is an ERC20 token that brings a refreshing combination of historical investment success, expert guidance, and robust security measures. As it continues to disrupt the crypto market, it offers investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolios with valuable artworks. Unlocking Pepe's Crypto Potential Pepe, the beloved internet meme, is making waves in the cryptocurrency world. Beyond its meme origins, Pepe has evolved into a unique and vibrant NFT ecosystem, opening up exciting opportunities for investors and collectors. Pepe's journey into the crypto realm has transformed it into a cultural phenomenon, bridging the gap between internet culture and blockchain technology. With a growing community of enthusiasts and artists, Pepe's NFT marketplace offers a wide array of digital collectibles and artworks that reflect the meme's diverse and creative fanbase. What makes Pepe the best NFT to invest in is its ability to create a sense of community and participation. Owners of Pepe NFTs not only hold digital assets, but also become part of a thriving community that actively engages in events, collaborations, and artistic expression. This sense of community-driven ownership is a powerful aspect of Pepe's crypto potential. But while Pepe was the hottest meme coin of the past few months, it’s also been the one with the greatest volatility, facing significant price drops and corrections, as well as internal developer problems with safety and security, including a recent insider hack that resulted in a huge price drop. But as the NFT market continues to grow, Pepe's presence becomes more prominent as investors recognize its cultural significance and the potential for value appreciation. NEAR Protocol: Transforming the Future of Blockchain NEAR Protocol is revolutionizing the blockchain industry with its developer-friendly approach and innovative technologies. Unlike many blockchain platforms, NEAR aims to make blockchain accessible to everyone. One of NEAR's standout features that makes it a good crypto to buy is its scalability. With its sharding technology, NEAR can handle a vast number of transactions, making it a robust platform for building scalable dApps. This scalability addresses one of the major challenges facing the blockchain industry, allowing for a smoother user experience and lower transaction costs. Additionally, NEAR Protocol places a strong emphasis on user-friendly development tools. Its platform is designed to be accessible to both experienced developers and newcomers, encouraging a broader adoption of blockchain technology. NEAR's unique approach to smart contracts, called "smart contracts as accounts," simplifies the development process and reduces complexity. It is the best DeFi crypto because of its commitment to security and privacy for users to trust the platform for their dApps and transactions. By prioritizing these essential aspects, NEAR Protocol is well-positioned to become the best cryptocurrency to invest in 2023. Summary Three contenders stand out as potential disruptors in the crypto market:, Pepe, and NEAR Protocol. Each offers unique strengths and innovation, making them promising choices for those wondering “ what crypto should I buy ”. However, when considering which one could potentially disrupt the game, holds a distinctive advantage. Art, with its historical track record of delivering exceptional returns, adds a layer of uniqueness and stability to the crypto market. While Pepe and NEAR Protocol have their merits, the allure of's fusion of art and blockchain technology makes it the best cryptocurrency to invest in. Learn more about $DOMI here: Visit Presale | Join the Community Contact Details James Knight Company Website

September 24, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Looking for the biggest gains in 2023? Look no further than THORChain, Optimism, and

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The cryptocurrency market is flooded with new altcoins and you might find it difficult to decide on a good crypto to buy today for long-term returns. However, according to analysts, THORChain ($RUNE), Optimism ($OP), and ($DOMI) could potentially generate substantially high returns and help diversify investor portfolios in 2023. is a newly launched cryptocurrency project that is at the forefront of merging the worlds of art and finance. Built on the Ethereum network, is designed to democratize art ownership through its premier NFT marketplace for high-end blue-chip artworks. The platform enables the users to own a fraction of the prestigious artwork using its native cryptocurrency $DOMI. $DOMI is a deflationary currency designed to have its supply reduced with time to enhance the token value. At the forefront of Intersecting the World of Art and Finance ($DOMI) is one of the best altcoins to buy now with its revolutionary idea of making high-end blue-chip art available to people from all walks of life. The team at believes that artwork is not just a luxury reserved for the privileged but a medium of inspiration, cultural expression, and financial growth. The NFT-dedicated platform has a collection of blue-chip artworks that the users can acquire through fractionalization. aims to bridge the gap between traditional art ownership and blockchain technology by fostering a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem. This is made possible through the native token, $DOMI. $DOMI tokens serve as a key to unlocking privileges like tiered membership, early access to artwork offerings, event invitations, promotions, and discounts. Being a deflationary token, 2% of the buy and sell tax is allocated to the burn wallet and the remaining 3% goes into the reward pool. goes the extra mile to benefit its ecosystem by providing exclusive expert guidance and insights to assist investors in navigating the artwork market. aims to identify blue-chip artwork that offers potential investment opportunities and aligns those with the investor objectives. The project is in its presale stage and interested users can join the exciting journey of as it redefines how art is owned, traded, and experienced. THORChain’s Decentralized Exchange, THORSwap, Introduces New Feature to Reduce Slippage The decentralized cross-chain infrastructure of THORChain allows users to easily exchange cryptocurrency assets across a wide range of networks while retaining full custody of their assets. Using this decentralized liquidity protocol, users can conveniently swap, borrow, and earn with native assets. The native cryptocurrency of the network is the $RUNE token which helps to secure the network and vest its holders with the right to governance. $RUNE gained immense popularity as the best cryptocurrency investment because of the network’s unique ability to tackle the challenge of impermanent losses, and the short-term setbacks that liquidity providers experience while contributing to liquidity pools. In order to provide a seamless user experience, THORSwap, a cross-chain decentralized exchange built on THORChain, recently introduced a new feature called Streaming Swap to reduce slippage and offer better price execution for DeFi trades. Optimism Announces its Third Airdrop of the Year Optimism is a layer-two blockchain on the Ethereum network that is dedicated to scaling the Ethereum ecosystem while benefiting from its security. The network aims to reduce the settlement time and lower the transaction cost using the optimistic rollup. This technology allows transactions to be recorded on Optimism but eventually secured on the Ethereum network. Its in-house token designated by the ticker symbol $OP, has secured the position of one of the top cryptocurrency coins with Optimism emerging as one of the biggest scaling solutions for Ethereum. The foundation of the network is structured on the pillars of simplicity, sustainability, pragmatism, and optimism. Keeping its community at the core, Optimism has announced the third airdrop this year for loyal Optimism users who have delegated their $OP tokens for active participation in the network’s governance. Conclusion Scouting for the top investment prospects of 2023? You may consider these top three altcoins which have the potential to boost your crypto portfolio in the long term. Each of these coins offers unique solutions to its community and presents itself as a fierce competitor to the legacy cryptocurrencies. However, it is impossible to overlook the excitement surrounding’s innovative art marketplace. The platform blends traditional art with blockchain technology ensuring a broader accessibility of prestigious artworks. The unique idea of fractional ownership enables investors to acquire shares of these prestigious artworks using $DOMI. The reward structure, exclusive access to art-related events, and discounts have attracted many investors who are backing the $DOMI token as the best cryptocurrency investment of the year. Learn more about $DOMI here: Visit Presale | Join Our Community Keywords: top crypto coins, good crypto to buy, best crypto investment, best altcoins to buy now Contact Details James Knight Company Website

September 24, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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