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Navigating the Future: Yodaplus’s DocuTrade at the Forefront of the Trade Finance Evolution

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With DocuTrade, Yodaplus is seamlessly blending the rich legacy of trade finance with the boundless potential of the digital age

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The global trade finance sector, pivotal to international commerce, has long been anchored by traditional paper-based practices. From bills of lading to promissory notes, the tangible nature of these documents has been both a symbol of trust and at the same time, a source of inefficiency. In a world increasingly dictated by speed, efficiency, and environmental concerns, these age-old paper-bound practices have been a growing concern.

In an era where global trade remains tethered to traditional paper-based practices, the need for digitization has never been more pressing. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) took a transformative step with the introduction of the Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR) in 2017. Designed to be a beacon for the digital evolution of trade documentation, MLETR offers a structured approach to transition from paper-based negotiable instruments to electronic formats, without compromising their legal sanctity or international credibility.

Stepping into this evolving landscape, Yodaplus recently introduced DocuTrade — a documentation solution optimized for today’s digital age, yet deeply respectful of the legacy and intricacies of trade finance. Aligned with UNCITRAL- MLETR’s principles, DocuTrade not only streamlines trade operations but also champions the major tenets of MLETR: technology neutrality, functional equivalency, and cross-border recognition. DocuTrade simplifies the intricate process of trade documentation and also ensures that digital documents maintain the same legal standing as their paper equivalents. The result is a secure and efficient trade environment, empowering businesses to concentrate on growth.

Nilesh Pathak, the BU Head of Blockchain at Yodaplus, sheds light on the solution’s core objectives, “With DocuTrade, we aim to bridge the historical with the futuristic. The global trade finance industry stands at a crossroads, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that the path to digital transformation is seamless, secure, and aligned with international standards.”

While MLETR sets forth a robust framework, its global adoption is on an upward trajectory. Leading jurisdictions like Bahrain, Singapore, and the Abu Dhabi Global Market have already embraced its guidelines. Now, economic powerhouses such as the UK, Germany, and France are making strides towards its implementation. The aftermath of the COVID pandemic has only accelerated the push towards digital solutions in trade finance. Amidst this sea change, platforms like DocuTrade are poised to be at the forefront, leading the digital transformation journey.

About Yodaplus DocuTrade

Yodaplus DocuTrade is a beacon of innovation in the global trade finance sector. By offering a meticulous digital solution that resonates with the UNCITRAL MLETR framework, DocuTrade aspires to redefine trade finance for the modern era. It embodies a commitment to innovation, security, and efficiency, making it an indispensable asset for businesses, banks, and trade finance stakeholders across the globe. Dive deeper into the future of trade finance at https://docutrade.yodaplus.com/

About Yodaplus

Headquartered in Mumbai, Yodaplus is an esteemed IT service firm renowned for its excellence in digital transformation, blockchain technology, trade finance digitization, AI, and IoT. Led by Vishrut Srivastava, the company consistently delivers pioneering tech solutions that serve a global clientele, touching every corner from the US and UK to the UAE and Singapore. Visit: https://yodaplus.com/ to know more about Yodaplus.

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DAY TWO OF HONG KONG INVESTOR SUMMIT TACKLES MEGATRENDS IMPACTING THE PLANET’S EIGHT BILLION CITIZENS

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HONG KONG, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Future Investment Initiative PRIORITY Summit Hong Kong today reconvened leaders from finance and government for a second day to address global matters of concern to humanity.

 

One thousand global investors, policy makers, innovators and business leaders were joined by counterparts from across Asia to discuss ‘megatrends’ including the unstoppable rise of Asia as an economic power, the impact of technology on lifestyles and jobs, and the deployment of capital between diverse markets and economies.

The day began with a presentation by FII Institute CEO Richard Attias and COO Rakan Tarabzoni of the Priority Compass Report, a global survey of 53,000 people across 23 countries. The survey revealed a sharp drop of 20% worldwide in people’s overall satisfaction with their lives, with respondents reporting concerns over cost of living, loneliness, technology, and climate concerns. 65% of people in countries polled are worried about day-to-day living costs. Loneliness has leaped up the list of concerns, with 41% of Asia’s population reporting frequent feelings of loneliness. 55% of people worldwide are worried about access to affordable and accessible healthcare and climate concerns continue to deepen as 78% of people across the Global South are worried about pollution.

Laurence Moroney, Lead AI Advocate at Google addressed concerns about AI and the risk of biases emerging because of reliance on narrow English language datasets. Moroney pointed out that 60% of information on Web 2.0 is generated by bots.

He also argued that innovators in AI need to account for distinctive local cultural identities in the development of AI models and explained that Google’s Gemini is working to condense and preserve cultures into small models, allowing people to interact with, learn about, and preserve individual distinctive cultures.

A panel discussion on cost of living heard Jerry Li, Founder and Managing Partner eWTP Arabia Capital describe data as the new oil, a resource driving innovation and progress. The 120 zettabytes (120, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) generated in 2023 is expected to increase by over 150% in 2025, to 181 zettabytes.

During a panel discussion on the future of work Edith Yeung of Race Capital suggested that AI will free people from doing the things that they do not want to do, freeing them for more meaningful activities. The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime.

Raymond Yuan, CEO & Chairman CTH Group pointed out synergies between blockchain and AI starting to emerge in healthcare, life sciences, as well as financial services. The global Blockchain Market size was estimated to be approximately $7.4 billion in 2022 and the global artificial intelligence market $428 billion.

A panel of leading Asian venture capitalists debated ways in which Asia can grow vibrant and successful startup ecosystems, with $22.3 billion invested in Asian startups between July and September 2023.

Discussing the impact of investment on longevity and ageing Joshua Fink, Founder Luma Group, explained that revolutionary regenerative medicine, inspired by Nobel Prize-winning research, can reverse cells to a pre-disease state, offering hope against genetic diseases.

His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, Chairman, Saudi Esports Federation described the spectacular growth of gaming over the last 20 years at 12% per year. By the end of 2023 it is projected there will be 3.75 billion gamers in the world.

In a ‘titan of industry’ fireside chat with Sir Martin Sorrell, Richard Attias and Sorrell surveyed the global media sector, worth $950 billion, with digital projected to comprise 70% by 2025. On the future of platforms such as TikTok Sorrell explained that with young people’s views being shaped by new forms of social media, issues surrounding data safety and privacy will continue. Discussing ‘hyper personalization’ he pointed out that Coca Cola is thinking about the potential for AI to target individual messages to consumers.

Rakan Tarabzoni, COO, FII Institute presented the summit with FII’s inclusive ESG tool, launched to help companies in emerging markets improve sustainability and help investment capital find current and future performance leaders. The tool, which has been made publicly available will address biases inbuilt in other ESG methods and may unlock a $5.4 trillion funding gap of investments into emerging markets.

In the final session HE Kjell Magne Bondevik former Prime Minister of Norway and President, Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Right declared himself convinced that businesses that take more seriously the concerns of common people will be the businesses that will thrive in the future.

The FII Institute has worked with HKEX and consulting firm Deloitte to offset the carbon emissions generated by the summit, by purchasing credits on the HKEX Core Climate exchange, exemplifying a shared conviction that purposeful markets and business can serve humanity as a force for good.

During the summit BOC International signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with SPIC International Finance (Hong Kong) Company Ltd. on green finance, bond investment and issuance, and global capital management. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong SAR.

The summit, held in partnership with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), took place at HKEX Connect Hall.

The FII PRIORITY Summit Hong Kong continues conversations held in Riyadh last month. It is part of an ongoing global programme of summits, to be held next year in Miami (February) Brazil (June) and Africa (September))

Richard Attias, CEO of the Future Investment Initiative Institute said:

“I should like to thank Hong Kong Government, the Hong Kong Exchange and the people of this fabulous city for the welcome they have shown us this week. As the world charts its forward course we must be mindful at every turn of the issues that matter. Whether it’s cost of living, developing new modes of payment, new social media platforms, or poverty, it is investment and innovation that can make the difference. The investors and innovators here this week have taken these issues seriously and the conversations and hard work will continue as we strive for a better tomorrow.”

 

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The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute is a global non-profit foundation driven by data with an investment arm and one agenda: Impact on Humanity. Global and inclusive, we foster great minds from around the world and turn ideas into real-world solutions in four critical areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability.

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OrangeX Unveils $5M Innovation Fund, Accelerating Support for Bitcoin Ecosystem Growth

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VICTORIA, Seychelles, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — OrangeX, a global cryptocurrency exchange, is proud to unveil its $5 million Innovation Fund. Designed to bolster the Bitcoin ecosystem and propel blockchain innovation, the Fund’s core focus is on investing in promising projects within the Bitcoin ecosystem, including Ordinals Protocols and BRC-20 standard tokens.

In the dynamic landscape of the evolving Bitcoin ecosystem, various features and functionalities are continually reshaping its potential. Notably, the BRC-20 token standard has emerged as a key player, attracting significant attention.

Recognizing the surging demand and immense potential of BRC-20 standard token projects, OrangeX’s Innovation Fund stands ready to provide crucial capital and infrastructure support to empower the community in building a resilient and flourishing Bitcoin ecosystem.

Exciting Bitcoin Ecosystem Initiatives

OrangeX is proud to introduce a range of products and services tailored for the Bitcoin ecosystem and projects, catering to user preferences. Key offerings include:

  • Bitcoin-based Token Trading: Facilitating the listing and trading of Bitcoin-based tokens. ORDI, the largest BRC-20 token, is now available on both OrangeX Spot and Perpetual Contracts.
  • Bitcoin Ecosystem Information: Providing valuable insights and analytics on the Bitcoin ecosystem.
  • Bitcoin Ecosystem Token Launchpad: Offering a fair and efficient token distribution service for promising Bitcoin ecosystem projects with financial, technical, and marketing assistance. Share early ecosystem returns with a larger customer base. Interested project owners can contact [email protected] for more information.

OrangeX CEO, Alexandra K, expressed confidence in the potential of outstanding Bitcoin Ecosystem projects. He stated, “These projects not only stand to receive financial backing from OrangeX but also gain access to a suite of services, resources, and connections available through our platform. With these tools, we believe our supported projects will thrive, succeed, and have a positive impact on the world.”

Empowering the Bitcoin Ecosystem: OrangeX’s Pioneering Role

Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, remains the bedrock of blockchain finance. Every trading platform benefits from the development of Bitcoin. If there is no Bitcoin, cryptocurrency exchange will no longer exist. With 15 years since its inception, the Bitcoin revolution continues to unfold, presenting a dynamic and evolving ecosystem. Anticipate groundbreaking innovations that will redefine possibilities.

As a central figure in this domain, every cryptocurrency exchange is urged to actively contribute to the ongoing development of the Bitcoin ecosystem. OrangeX, as a trailblazer, introduces the Innovation Fund, a platform committed to integrating Bitcoin ecosystem products. This initiative aims to address user needs in exchanging, managing, and investing in Bitcoin-based projects.

OrangeX invites collaboration from institutions, communities, and projects to join forces in propelling the growth and diversification of the Bitcoin ecosystem. Together, let’s forge a future where Bitcoin is more accessible, versatile, and inclusive – ensuring its enduring significance in the ever-evolving landscape of blockchain-based finance.

About OrangeX

Founded in 2021 in Seychelles, OrangeX stands as a worldwide cryptocurrency trading platform renowned for its cutting-edge technology, proficient team, and seasoned financial knowledge. With more than 1 million active users, OrangeX has built a comprehensive product line, dedicated to empowering investors to make a better future. OrangeX futures trading offers 3 service options: USDT-M Perpetual Contracts, One-Click Copy Trading and Powerful API. According to Coinmarketcap(CMC) and CoinGecko, OrangeX Spot now supports over 100 coins with approximately 130 trading pairs.

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The 2023 Global Investment Promotion Conference Held in Shenzhen, China

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SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — On December 8, the 2023 Shenzhen Global Investment Promotion Conference was held in Shenzhen, China. Over 380 projects were signed, with a total investment of 1 trillion yuan. The event was attended by more than 1,000 distinguished guests from countries and regions including the United States, Japan, and the EU.

Shenzhen, an open city, is extending invitations to global investors. Under the theme of “Create New Paradigms, Embrace Shared Opportunities — Invest in Shenzhen, Build a Winning Future”, the Conference took place in the format of “1+1+12+N” events, according to the Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality. Specifically, it consists of one main event, namely the Investment Promotion Conference and the Shenzhen City Summary Meeting on Investment Promotion; one Investment Outcome Exhibition Area; 12 district-level investment promotion conferences; and several overseas parallel sessions and industrial investment promotion activities. Ten overseas parallel sessions were staged in Madrid, Zurich, Hawaii, Vancouver, San Diego, Brisbane, Chicago, Tokyo, Sydney, and Milan. 12 industry investment promotion activities were held on various topics, including energy storage, digital energy, finance, consumption, talent attraction, and high-tech industries.

A favorable business environment serves as the best “Chinese parasol tree”, the greatest “magnet”, and the core competitiveness of a city. The Conference showcased investment opportunities and policies for investing in Shenzhen as well as presented Shenzhen’s first-class business environment to the world. Shenzhen has ranked among the top in China’s business environment evaluations for all 18 indicators. With a flourishing private economy, Shenzhen boasts a total of 4.16 million registered business entities and ranks first nationwide for the total quantity and density of entrepreneurship.

The excellent business environment has made Shenzhen a popular land for international investment, and multinational companies maintain promising prospects for investment in the city. Thomas Triomphe, Global Executive President of Sanofi Pasteur, expressed confidence in the tremendous potential Shenzhen holds for the future. “This is an incredible city. The technological and economic development in Shenzhen has been impressive over the past few years,” said David Kohler, Chairman and CEO of Kohler Group.

This year, the Conference set up the Investment Outcome Exhibition Area for the first time to present the investment outcomes and development plans of the districts and departments of the city in recent years. An area was also set up for an exhibition on local renowned brands to display products in advanced manufacturing, consumer electronics, trendy lifestyles, and the new-style tea industry.

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