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NextPlay Technologies, Inc. Announces the Formation of Fintech Division, NextCapital, Inc.

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SUNRISE, FL, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP), a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, today announced the formation of NextCapital, Inc., a consolidation of NextPlay’s financial services, fintech, and insurtech operations including its majority ownership of Longroot Limited — which controls Thai SEC-authorized Initial Coin Offering portal Longroot (Thailand) Company Limited — and wholly-owned NextBank International, previously International Financial Enterprise Bank (IFEB) headquartered in Puerto Rico. 

Appointed to lead NextCapital as Chairman and acting CEO will be NextPlay co-Chairman J. Todd Bonner, a former co-founder and director of Pacific Century Insurance Limited Hong Kong, which was sold to Fortis Insurance Asia in 2007 for approximately $900 million.

Mr. Bonner said NextCapital plans to engage in insurance and alternative asset management business, offering quality alternative assets in blockchain crypto securitized form. The assets will be engineered to perform during market volatility, and will be, in part, derived from cooperation with large multinational conglomerates that have divisions or subsidiaries which are seeing high growth, but which assets exhibit low correlation to stock market volatility. 

“With our recent acquisition of NextBank International (formerly IFEB),” he said, “we will offer an array of alternative assets believed more resistant to market declines as well as insurance products, engineered to protect the wealth of our banking clients. The NextBank charter is broad, allowing us to offer asset banking, asset management, investment banking services, and insurance products, subject to licensing.” 

“NextCapital is now applying for these licenses and expects to have them granted around the end of third quarter – once granted we expect to begin offering previously unavailable protection products and assets that I believe customers will want to adopt for their wealth protection strategies. In this process,” he added, “we will include products for the global crypto community and are investing time and resources into NextBank interfaces to allow us to service that segment.”

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NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP) is a technology solutions company offering games, in-game advertising, crypto-banking, connected TV and travel booking services to consumers and corporations within a growing worldwide digital ecosystem. NextPlay’s engaging products and services utilize innovative AdTech, Artificial Intelligence and Fintech solutions to leverage the strengths and channels of our existing and acquired technologies. For more information about NextPlay Technologies, visit www.nextplaytechnologies.comand follow us on Twitter @NextPlayTech and LinkedIn.

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This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and within the safe harbor provided by the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, opinions, belief or forecasts of future events and performance. A statement identified by the use of forward-looking words including “will,” “may,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimate,” “should,” and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this news release. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties related to our ability to complete the acquisition of control of International Financial Enterprise Bank (IFEB) promptly and on the terms previously disclosed; our need for additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, which raises questions about our ability to continue as a going concern; the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and is expected to continue to have, a significant material adverse impact on the travel industry and our business, operating results and liquidity; amounts owed to us by third parties which may not be paid timely, if at all; certain amounts we owe under outstanding indebtedness which are secured by substantially all of our assets and penalties we may incur in connection therewith; the fact that we have significant indebtedness, which could adversely affect our business and financial condition; our revenues and results of operations being subject to the ability of our distributors and partners to integrate our alternative lodging rental (ALR) properties with their websites, and the timing of such integrations; uncertainty and illiquidity in credit and capital markets which may impair our ability to obtain credit and financing on acceptable terms and may adversely affect the financial strength of our business partners; the officers and directors of the Company have the ability to exercise significant influence over the Company; stockholders may be diluted significantly through our efforts to obtain financing, satisfy obligations and complete acquisitions through the issuance of additional shares of our common or preferred stock; if we are unable to adapt to changes in technology, our business could be harmed; our travel business depends substantially on property owners and managers renewing their listings; if we do not adequately protect our intellectual property, our ability to compete could be impaired; our long-term success depends, in part, on our ability to expand our property owner, manager and traveler bases outside of the United States and, as a result, our business is susceptible to risks associated with international operations; unfavorable changes in, or interpretations of, government regulations or taxation of the evolving ALR, Internet and e-commerce industries which could harm our operating results; risks associated with the operations of, the business of, and the regulation of, Longroot and IFEB; the market in which we participate being highly competitive, and because of that we may be unable to compete successfully with our current or future competitors; our potential inability to adapt to changes in technology, which could harm our business; the volatility of our stock price; the fact that we may be subject to liability for the activities of our property owners and managers, which could harm our reputation and increase our operating costs; and that we have incurred significant losses to date and require additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by NextPlay are detailed from time to time in NextPlay’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, under the headings “Risk Factors”. These reports are available at www.sec.gov. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on the Company’s future results and/or could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. The Company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the Company. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

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Metz, in Partnership with AI TECH, Introduces Advanced Interactive Flat Panel to Middle East Market

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SHENZHEN, China, June 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — METZ Display, a sub-brand of SKYWORTH and a provider of innovative interactive displays for education and business. The announcement of Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC Dubai as the authorized exclusive distributor for the UAE market as well as the Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain markets marks a significant expansion for METZ Display. By partnering with a trusted distributor like Artificial Intelligence Technologies, METZ is strategically positioning itself to deliver its full range of smart education and smart conference room applications across these regions. This move not only strengthens METZ’s presence in the Middle East but also underscores its commitment to providing innovative interactive displays tailored for both educational and business environments.

Based on the 16 years of R&D and business experience in the IFPD market from SKYWORTH, METZ Display fully inherited its technology and has introduced several interactive displays in the education and business sectors that provide a highly immersive environment and user-friendly experience since 2022, such as the all-in-one LCD.
Mr. Summer Deng METZ  Sales & Marketing Head of MEA, said: ” The IFPD market in MEA is expected to see rapid growth over the next couple of years. The partnership with Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC, a business entity to promote AI & AV Products, Tools, and services in the United Arab Emirates & Middle East Region will take METZ Display to another new level. We are confident to further develop our quality products and service!”
METZ Display is expanding its reach into the UAE market through Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC Dubai as its authorized distributor.
The introduction of the METZ K Pro Series, particularly the EDLA Certified collaborative display, in the MEA Region highlights their commitment to providing innovative interactive display solutions for both education and business sectors. This move could potentially enhance learning and collaboration experiences in the region.
Mr. Harold Fernandes, the Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence Technologies, seems quite enthusiastic about the partnership with METZ Display. His emphasis on the versatility of METZ’s portfolio, applicable across various sectors such as education and business, reflects a keen understanding of the market’s needs. By highlighting the engaging experiences offered by METZ Display products, he’s underlining the potential benefits for resellers and end-users alike. This partnership seems poised to bring innovative solutions to the UAE market.
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With Skyworth, one of the world’s largest TV companies, and Metz, one of the oldest German manufacturers, METZ Display creates high-quality educational and business applications that make state-of-the-art screen technology available to everyone by combining their strengths and 80 years of experience.
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Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC, Is established as a business entity to promote AI & AV Products, and complete AV Solution, Tools & Services in the United Arab Emirates & Middle East Region. Visit the website at https://ai-tech.ai/ 
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Complyport’s new AI tool – ViCA.Chat – set to revolutionise compliance support services

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LONDON, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ViCA.Chat, the Virtual Compliance Assistant powered by AI technology, is set to transform regulatory compliance consulting. Developed by ComplyMAP Group’s AI engineers and Complyport’s compliance consulting teams, ViCA redefines compliance support services and propels governance, risk and compliance consulting into a new era of innovation. 

Offering real-time assistance across a vast array of UK and EU regulatory frameworks, ViCA delivers unparalleled efficiency, detail and precision in disentangling and dealing with complicated regulatory frameworks.
The key differentiator of ViCA is its specialised and purposely constructed unique databases that leverage Complyport’s 22 years of regulatory expertise, combined with tailored AI training tools, enabling ViCA to operate as an experienced compliance consultant. A dedicated human support team continuously improves and updates ViCA’s knowledge and responses through a feedback loop process and quality assurance sessions. This powerful symbiosis of AI and human expertise sets ViCA apart and ensures businesses have the latest regulatory information instantaneously and seamlessly.
As a result, ViCA’s specialised regulatory database goes beyond readily available online resources which feature into traditional AI tools. ViCA offers exclusive insights, proprietary regulatory interpretations, historical data, bespoke and purposely structured compliance documentation and templates. With advanced scraping capabilities, ViCA also extracts relevant data from selected websites and publicly available information, ensuring an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of compliance requirements across industries.
From agile fintech startups to established law firms, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, insurance providers, as well as compliance consultants, ViCA seamlessly adapts to unique compliance needs. Its user-friendly interface ensures navigating and analysing regulatory data is swift and intuitive, streamlining the compliance workflow.
“ViCA is a game-changer in how regulatory compliance advice will be provided in the future”, commented Luis Parra, Managing Director of ViCA. “With ViCA, compliance insights become available to all. No longer are regulated firms and responsible people overly dependent on advisors and compliance consultants. Through ViCA, the financial system will not only meet but exceed regulatory standards. Moreover, the level of information made available to the public will benefit society as a whole, in its interactions with the financial services sector.”
Among ViCA’s revolutionary features is its cost-effective model, allowing businesses to significantly reduce reliance on traditional spending with external consultants and advisors.
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ViCA.Chat is a revolutionary Virtual Compliance Assistant powered by cutting-edge AI technology, designed to demystify the complexities of regulatory compliance. Utilising Complyport’s 22 years of regulatory expertise, ViCA offers real-time assistance and guidance across a wide range of regulatory frameworks, setting a new standard for efficiency and precision in compliance support. From fintech start-ups to established law firms, financial services institutions, regulators, regulatory firms, compliance consultants and insurance firms, ViCA caters to the diverse needs of professionals across all levels in the broader UK financial services sector.
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LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market worth $32.7 billion by 2029- Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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CHICAGO, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market is expected to reach USD 32.7 billion by 2029 from USD 8.0 billion in 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32.4 % during 2024–2029, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™.

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Scope of the Report
Report Metrics
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Market size available for years
2018-2029
Base year considered
2023
Forecast period
2024–2029
Forecast units
Value (USD Billion)
Segments Covered
Offering, Network Deployment, Application, End User, and Region
Region covered
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.
List of Companies in LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT
The Bosch Group (Germany),  Cisco (US), Orange SA (France), Comcast Corporation (US), Semtech (US), NEC Corporation(Japan), Tata Communications (India), AWS (US), Advantech (Taiwan), SK Telecom (South Korea), Murata (Japan), Kerlink (France), Actility (France), Digi International (US), MultiTech (US), Ezurio (US), Sensoterra (Netherlands), Nwave Technologies (US), RAKwireless (China), TheThings.io (Spain), Datacake (Germany), Milesight (China), LORIOT (Switzerland), Exosite (US), Orbiwise (Switzerland), Netmore Group (Sweden), and Radio Bridge Inc (US).
The LoRaWAN ecosystem influences development of tools, software libraries, and cloud-based platforms that streamline the creation, deployment, and management of IoT solutions. Continuously evolving, this ecosystem boasts a burgeoning array of vendors providing LoRa-compliant devices, gateways, and network management solutions. This vibrant competition within the ecosystem propels innovation while driving down costs for end-users. Moreover, the development of interoperable solutions fosters seamless integration and deployment of LoRaWAN networks, simplifying the implementation process for businesses and organizations. As the ecosystem continues to expand and mature, it empowers developers, system integrators, and IoT enthusiasts to unleash their creativity, accelerate time-to-market, and unlock the full potential of LoRaWAN technology in diverse applications and industries.
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Based on network deployment, the public network segment to hold the largest market size during the forecast period.
The robust security features integrated into public LoRaWAN networks play a significant role in driving the growth and adoption of LoRaWAN technology in the market. End-to-end encryption ensures that data transmitted between devices and gateways is protected from unauthorized access or interception, safeguarding sensitive information such as sensor readings, location data, and command messages. Message integrity checks verify the integrity of data packets, detecting any tampering or alteration during transmission and ensuring data authenticity and reliability. Additionally, mutual authentication mechanisms establish trust between devices and gateways, verifying the identity of both parties before allowing communication to occur. These security measures provide organizations and end-users with confidence in the integrity and confidentiality of their data, mitigating concerns related to data privacy, cybersecurity threats, and regulatory compliance. As a result, implementing robust security features in public LoRaWAN networks enhances trust and credibility in the technology, driving increased adoption and market growth as organizations seek reliable and secure connectivity solutions for their IoT deployments.
By offering, the services segment is expected to hold a higher growth rate during the forecast period.
IoT service providers are pivotal in driving adoption by developing vertical-specific solutions finely tuned to the distinct needs of industries like agriculture, healthcare, logistics, and smart cities. In agriculture, for instance, IoT services offer solutions for precision farming, crop monitoring, and livestock management, enabling farmers to optimize irrigation, monitor soil health, and enhance yields. Similarly, IoT services facilitate remote patient monitoring, asset tracking, and inventory management in healthcare, improving patient care, reducing costs, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards such as HIPAA. In logistics, IoT services provide real-time tracking of shipments, fleet management, and predictive maintenance, enhancing supply chain visibility, efficiency, and reliability. For smart cities, IoT services offer solutions for traffic management, waste management, energy optimization, and public safety, transforming urban infrastructure and enhancing the quality of life for residents. By addressing industry-specific challenges, compliance requirements, and use cases, vertical-specific IoT solutions deliver tangible business value, driving adoption and fueling the growth of the IoT services market across diverse sectors.
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Asia Pacific is expected to hold a higher growth rate during the forecast period.
In the Asia Pacific region, where agriculture serves as a cornerstone of many economies, adopting IoT technologies, particularly LoRa and LoRaWAN, is revolutionizing traditional farming practices. LoRaWAN’s long-range connectivity and low-power consumption make it well-suited for deployment in rural agricultural settings, where access to reliable connectivity may be limited. Through LoRa-based IoT solutions, farmers can implement precision agriculture techniques to address pressing challenges such as water scarcity, soil degradation, and unpredictable weather patterns. LoRa-enabled sensors facilitate real-time monitoring of soil moisture levels, temperature, and humidity, allowing farmers to optimize irrigation schedules and conserve water resources. Remote sensing technologies powered by LoRaWAN enable farmers to gather actionable insights on crop health, pest infestations, and nutrient deficiencies, facilitating timely interventions and improving overall crop management practices. Furthermore, LoRa-based crop analytics platforms provide farmers with data-driven decision support tools, helping them optimize planting strategies, improve yield forecasting, and mitigate the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity. By harnessing the power of LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT solutions, farmers in the Asia Pacific region can increase yields, conserve resources, and enhance resilience to environmental challenges, driving the adoption and growth of the LoRaWAN IoT market in the agricultural sector.
Top Key Companies in LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market:
The major vendors covered in the LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market are The Bosch Group (Germany),  Cisco (US), Orange SA (France), Comcast Corporation (US), Semtech (US), NEC Corporation(Japan), Tata Communications (India), AWS (US), Advantech (Taiwan), SK Telecom (South Korea), Murata (Japan), Kerlink (France), Actility (France), Digi International (US), MultiTech (US), Ezurio (US), Sensoterra (Netherlands), Nwave Technologies (US), RAKwireless (China), TheThings.io (Spain), Datacake (Germany), Milesight (China), LORIOT (Switzerland), Exosite (US), Orbiwise (Switzerland), Netmore Group (Sweden), and Radio Bridge Inc (US). These players have adopted various growth strategies, such as partnerships, agreements and collaborations, new product launches, enhancements, and acquisitions to expand their footprint in the LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market.
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