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Nfinitymint Announces Strategic Partnership with Aki Network

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New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – October 24, 2022) –  Nfinitymint, a provider of Web 3.0 infrastructure for NFT commerce, has announced a strategic partnership with Aki Network.

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As part of this partnership, Aki Network will assist Nfinitymint’s expansion by connecting its vast influencer network. Nfinitymint will work closely with influencers by issuing their first, curated NFT collections to their communities. Influencers can use NFTs to launch their loyalty programs and airdrop community benefits and rewards on Nfinitymint platforms. Fans can also use Nfinitymint’s mobile app to mint NFTs in seconds and interact with the KOLs in the community.

We are excited to partner up with Aki Network as it gives us the ability to help more influencers create and market their NFTs. Web 3.0 is growing tremendously in popularity and we want to help brands and influencers market their digital assets,” CFO Lyv Zhong said.

Aki Network is a data-powered consumer network for Web 3.0 scaling. The network is dedicated to incubating the voices of Web 3.0 and empowering the industry with quantifiable information flow. Aki recently helped EthSign and Synfutures gain strong user momentum.

Nfinitymint is a uniquely positioned one-stop solution for NFT creation and management, with additional NFT-based features such as tiered loyalty programs and tokengating. Nfinitymint looks to serve the influencers and SME market segments in the US, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

Nfinitymint and Aki Network are committed to providing the best possible experience for their clients and are confident that this partnership will be a major step forward in the development of the NFT ecosystem.

Both parties agreed to explore the untapped NFT market opportunity among influencers.

About Nfinitymint

Nfinitymint allows its users to create, publish, and promote their NFT collections with minimum hassle, enabling them to manage their native community effortlessly.

Influencers and brands can use the “unlockable” feature to airdrop special perks and upsell additional goods and services based on their issued NFTs.

The company was founded by a team of financial and tech professionals from top hedge funds and internet companies.

Contact Person: Lyv Zhong, CFO, Nfinitymint

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website: https://nfinitymint.com/home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nfinitymint

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nfinitymint/

About Aki Network

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aki_protocol

Website: https://akiprotocol.io/

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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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