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Torino Power Solutions Receives CSE Conditional Listing Approval in Connection with its Reverse Take-Over by KABN North America

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 22, 2020) – Torino Power Solutions, to be renamed KABN Systems NA Holdings Corp. (CSE: TPS) (the “Company”), that will be a North American Fintech solutions company enabling users to verify, manage and monetize their digital identity, is pleased to announce that it has received conditional approval from the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) in connection with its reverse take-over (the “RTO”) by KABN Systems North America Inc. (“KABN North America”) (www.kabnsystemsna.com) and related Listing Application.

KABN North America has its own, proprietary, reusable and Always On digital identity and is developing digital identity solutions that will integrate and work with other identity partners within healthcare, eSports and gaming, social media, education, government as well as other information and data services. KABN North America’s solutions mimic real world applications and make digital identity management easy and simple.

KABN North America provides authenticated digital identity to online consumers and commercial clients and recently introduced Liquid Avatar (www.liquidavatar.com), a high quality image based icon that provides an innovative way for consumers to manage and control their online digital identity as easily as managing their “real world” wallet and key rings.

Liquid Avatar allows consumers to share both public and private authenticated information online how they want, when they want and with whom they want.

Liquid Avatar is available to consumers at no cost and KABN North America has engagement-based revenue programs built into the platform, including KABN KASH, KABN North America’s prepaid Visa card and mobile banking solution.

KABN North America entered into a Definitive Agreement with the Company in which the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of KABN North America and that will constitute a fundamental change of the Company. All necessary shareholder approvals have been received by the Company and KABN North America.

The conditions required to complete the listing of the post-RTO shares of the Company include the closing of the RTO, the closing of the proposed private placement by KABN North America and the completion of any and all outstanding CSE application documentation and payment of fees pursuant to their policies. The Company does not expect that it will have any issues in satisfying these requirements.

KABN North America recently held an online AMA (Ask Me Anything) Event to provide details about its business programs. A recording of the event is available at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruVnA_rEUWE&feature=youtu.be

About KABN Systems North America Inc. – www.kabnsystemsna.com

KABN North America operates the North American programs of the global KABN Network. The KABN Network provides a holistic approach to digital identity management by empowering consumers with its verification, management and monetization solutions. KABN ID provides an Always On patent-pending identity validation and verification platform, allowing users to continuously and confidently prove themselves to the online community, Exchanges and other services. KABN North America’s identity services provide the backbone to its financial, loyalty and engagement programs including the Pegasus Flyte prepaid Visa card program and KABN KASH, an innovative cash back program where users are connected to major merchants for savings when they shop. The Company will carry on the business of KABN North America under the name KABN Systems NA Holdings Corp. following completion of the RTO.

The KABN Network recently introduced Liquid Avatar (www.liquidavatar.com) which provides consumers with a robust Digital Identity Management platform at no cost, to effectively mimic a “real world” wallet and key chain, allowing effective control and management over both public and private identity and data.

Trading Halt

Trading in the shares of the Company will remain halted until all the requirements of the CSE have been met and the resumption of trading is approved by the CSE.

For more information on the Company, please visit www.torinopower.com or contact Bryan Loree at 604-808-2225 or [email protected].

For more information on KABN North America please contact:

KABN Systems North America Inc.
Ben Kessler, CEO
[email protected]

The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Completion of the RTO is subject to a number of conditions. There can be no assurance that the Proposed Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or listing statement of the Company to be prepared in connection with the RTO, any information released or received with respect to the RTO may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities of KABN North America in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

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Forward-Looking Statements: Except for any historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “may”, “will”, “to”, “plan”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “could”, “would”, “estimate”, or “continue”, or the negative other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/54750

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Central banks and the FinTech sector unite to change global payments space

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The BIS, along with seven leading central banks and a cohort of private financial firms, has embarked on an ambitious venture known as Project Agorá.

Named after the Greek word for “marketplace,” this initiative stands at the forefront of exploring the potential of tokenisation to significantly enhance the operational efficiency of the monetary system worldwide.

Central to this pioneering project are the Bank of France (on behalf of the Eurosystem), the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the Bank of Mexico, the Swiss National Bank, the Bank of England, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. These institutions have joined forces under the banner of Project Agorá, in partnership with an extensive assembly of private financial entities convened by the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

At the heart of Project Agorá is the pursuit of integrating tokenised commercial bank deposits with tokenised wholesale central bank money within a unified, public-private programmable financial platform. By harnessing the advanced capabilities of smart contracts and programmability, the project aspires to unlock new transactional possibilities that were previously infeasible or impractical, thereby fostering novel opportunities that could benefit businesses and consumers alike.

The collaborative effort seeks to address and surmount a variety of structural inefficiencies that currently plague cross-border payments. These challenges include disparate legal, regulatory, and technical standards; varying operating hours and time zones; and the heightened complexity associated with conducting financial integrity checks (such as anti-money laundering and customer verification procedures), which are often redundantly executed across multiple stages of a single transaction due to the involvement of several intermediaries.

As a beacon of experimental and exploratory projects, the BIS Innovation Hub is committed to delivering public goods to the global central banking community through initiatives like Project Agorá. In line with this mission, the BIS will soon issue a call for expressions of interest from private financial institutions eager to contribute to this ground-breaking project. The IIF will facilitate the involvement of private sector participants, extending an invitation to regulated financial institutions representing each of the seven aforementioned currencies to partake in this transformative endeavour.

Source: fintech.globa

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TD Bank inks multi-year strategic partnership with Google Cloud

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TD Bank has inked a multi-year deal with Google Cloud as it looks to streamline the development and deployment of new products and services.

The deal will see the Canadian banking group integrate the vendor’s cloud services into a wider portion of its technology solutions portfolio, a move which TD expects will enable it “to respond quickly to changing customer expectations by rolling out new features, updates, or entirely new financial products at an accelerated pace”.

This marks an expansion of the already established relationship between TD Bank and Google Cloud after the group previously adopted the vendor’s Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) for TD Securities Automated Trading (TDSAT), the Chicago-based subsidiary of its investment banking unit, TD Securities.

TDSAT uses GKE for process automation and quantitative modelling across fixed income markets, resulting in the development of a “data-driven research platform” capable of processing large research workloads in trading.

Dan Bosman, SVP and CIO of TD Securities, claims the infrastructure has so far supported TDSAT with “compute-intensive quantitative analysis” while expanding the subsidiary’s “trading volumes and portfolio size”.

TD’s new partnership with Google Cloud will see the group attempt to replicate the same level of success across its entire portfolio.

Source: fintechfutures.com

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MAS launches transformative platform to combat money laundering

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The MAS has unveiled Cosmic, an acronym for Collaborative Sharing of Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing Information and Cases, a new money laundering platform.

According to Business Times, launched on April 1, Cosmic stands out as the first centralised digital platform dedicated to combating money laundering, terrorism financing, and proliferation financing on a worldwide scale. This move follows the enactment of the Financial Services and Markets (Amendment) Act 2023, which, along with its subsidiary legislation, commenced on the same day to provide a solid legal foundation and safeguards for information sharing among financial institutions (FIs).

Cosmic enables participating FIs to exchange customer information when certain “red flags” indicate potential suspicious activities. The platform’s introduction is a testament to MAS’s commitment to ensuring the integrity of the financial sector, mandating participants to establish stringent policies and operational safeguards to maintain the confidentiality of the shared information. This strategic approach allows for the efficient exchange of intelligence on potential criminal activities while protecting legitimate customers.

Significantly, Cosmic was co-developed by MAS and six leading commercial banks in Singapore—OCBC, UOB, DBS, Citibank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered—which will serve as participant FIs during its initial phase. The initiative emphasizes voluntary information sharing focused on addressing key financial crime risks within the commercial banking sector, such as the misuse of legal persons, trade finance, and proliferation financing.

Loo Siew Yee, assistant managing director for policy, payments, and financial crime at MAS, highlighted that Cosmic enhances the existing collaboration between the industry and law enforcement authorities, fortifying Singapore’s reputation as a well-regulated and trusted financial hub. Similarly, Pua Xiao Wei of Citi Singapore and Loretta Yuen of OCBC have expressed their institutions’ support for Cosmic, noting its potential to ramp up anti-money laundering efforts and its significance as a development in the banking sector’s ability to combat financial crimes efficiently. DBS’ Lam Chee Kin also praised Cosmic as a “game changer,” emphasizing the careful balance between combating financial crime and ensuring legitimate customers’ access to financial services.

Source: fintech.global

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