Crurated Arrecada US $ 7,2 Milhões para Inovar Ainda Mais na Comunidade de Vinhos com Base em Blockchain e Expandir o Alcance do Mercado

Depois de mais um ano de sucesso, a empresa começará a fazer parcerias com produtores de vinho em outros países além da França e da Itália

LONDRES, Jan. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Crurated, a comunidade de vinhos com sede em Londres, criada para conectar os conhecedores com os produtores de todo o mundo, anunciou hoje que a empresa arrecadou US $ 7,2 milhões de um grupo de investidores privados. O dinheiro será usado para desenvolver ainda mais a plataforma tecnológica, expandir as parcerias com produtores de outros países além da França e da Itália, e aumentar a participação geral no mercado em todo o mundo.

“O ano passado foi inovador e trouxe muito sucesso para toda a nossa equipe e para os produtores com os quais fizemos parceria”, disse Alfonso de Gaetano, fundador da Crurated. “Além de nos tornarmos a primeira comunidade de vinhos a oferecer vendas fracionadas de barris apoiadas pela tecnologia NFT, assinamos um contrato de distribuição exclusiva com a Charles Lachaux, aumentamos nossa lista para mais de 60 produtores e atraímos um público mais jovem de enófilos para a plataforma.”

A Crurated relata que 70% da sua base de membros tem menos de 45 anos de idade. E 35% dos membros têm menos de 35 anos, mais jovens do que a maioria dos compradores de vinho, que tendem a ter 45 anos ou mais. A equipe acredita que as parcerias diretas da Crurated com os principais produtores de vinho de todo o mundo, a abordagem inovadora de como o vinho é comprado na plataforma — compras/leilões de lotes tradicionais e vendas fracionadas de barris — bem como o uso de NFTs para validar a autenticidade de um vinho, está ajudando a aumentar o interesse pelo vinho entre um público mais jovem.

Além disso, a receita aumentou 214% no primeiro semestre do segundo ano em comparação com o primeiro semestre do primeiro ano. A associação aumentou 180% no primeiro semestre do segundo ano em relação ao primeiro semestre do primeiro ano, com um aumento de 400% no acumulado anual.

Sobre a Crurated
Lançada em 2021 com ênfase na França e na Itália, a Crurated é uma associação da comunidade vinícola criada para conectar conhecedores e produtores de todo o mundo. Uma equipe de especialistas oferece serviços personalizados e experiências autênticas, enquanto o serviço de logística contínuo da Crurated garante a qualidade e a proveniência, graças ao armazenamento seguro da adega e à inovadora tecnologia blockchain. Para mais informação sobre a Crurated, visite crurated.com.

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Crurated lève 7,2 millions de dollars pour apporter davantage d’innovation à la communauté des vignerons basée sur la blockchain et pour étendre sa portée sur le marché

Après une autre année prospère, la société commencera également à s’associer à des producteurs de vin au-delà de la France et de l’Italie

LONDRES, 17 janv. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crurated, la communauté londonienne de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion et conçue pour mettre en relation les connaisseurs avec des producteurs de classe mondiale, a annoncé aujourd’hui que la société avait levé 7,2 millions de dollars auprès d’un groupe d’investisseurs privés. Les fonds seront utilisés pour faire davantage évoluer la plateforme technologique, étendre les partenariats de producteurs au-delà de la France et de l’Italie, et accroître la part de marché globale à travers le monde.

« L’année qui vient de s’écouler a été à la fois innovante et prospère pour toute notre équipe et les producteurs avec lesquels nous nous sommes associés », a déclaré Alfonso de Gaetano, fondateur de Crurated. « En plus de devenir la première communauté de vignerons à proposer des ventes de tonneaux fractionnés soutenues par la technologie NFT, nous avons signé un contrat de distribution exclusif avec Charles Lachaux, augmenté notre liste de producteurs à plus de 60, et attiré une population plus jeune d’œnophiles sur la plateforme. »

Crurated rapporte que 70 % de ses membres ont moins de 45 ans. Par ailleurs, 35 % de ces membres ont moins de 35 ans et sont donc plus jeunes que la majorité des acheteurs de vin, qui tendent vers les 45 ans et plus. L’équipe pense que les partenariats directs de Crurated avec les principaux producteurs de vin du monde, son approche innovante de la façon dont le vin est acheté sur la plateforme [ventes de tonneaux fractionnés et achats de lots/enchères traditionnel(le)s], ainsi que l’utilisation des NFT pour valider l’authenticité d’un vin, contribuent ensemble à accroître l’intérêt pour le vin chez une population plus jeune.

En outre, les recettes ont augmenté de 214 % au premier semestre de la deuxième année par rapport au premier semestre de la première année. L’adhésion a augmenté de 180 % au premier semestre de la deuxième année par rapport au premier semestre de la première année, et s’est accrue de 400 % depuis le début de l’année.

À propos de Crurated
Lancée en 2021 en mettant un accent particulier sur la France et l’Italie, Crurated est une communauté de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion, conçue pour mettre en relation les connaisseurs et les producteurs de classe mondiale. Une équipe de spécialistes fournit des services personnalisés et des expériences authentiques, tandis que le service logistique transparent de Crurated garantit la qualité et l’origine grâce à un stockage sécurisé dans des caves à vin et une technologie de blockchain innovante. Pour en savoir plus sur Crurated, veuillez consulter le site crurated.com.

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Disposable Vaping Devices Wreak Havoc On Our Global Ecosystem

Pure Labs Urges Government Entities to Put an End to This Major Source of Environmental Pollution & Youth Vaping

Disposable Vape Waste

Heavy metals, toxic chemicals, and residual nicotine from littered disposable vape devices leach into our soil and pollute our ecosystem and wildlife.

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Not only are disposable vaping devices fueling the world’s ongoing youth vaping epidemic, these single-use plastic e-cigarettes are responsible for the growing, exorbitant amount of toxic waste plaguing our earth. As if it isn’t harmful enough that disposable vape products are purposely targeting our youth with brightly colored packaging, eye-catching branding, and appealing fruit & dessert flavors; the plastics, heavy metals, and lithium batteries that these devices are comprised of are now a leading source of environmental pollution.

Similar to what we’ve seen with combustible cigarette butts, littered disposable vaping devices are now a major source of contamination to our ecosystem, on a worldwide scale. The issue is not just the non-decomposable plastic casings we see scattered in the streets, on beaches, and in parks far too often. Disposable vaping devices also leach hazardous waste from their lithium batteries and heavy metals from their circuitry systems. The moment these toxic materials penetrate our environment, the corruption of our ecosystem and our wildlife begins. In addition to the harmful and toxic chemicals found in lithium batteries, these types of batteries are known to explode or start fires if disposed of improperly. Not to mention the illegal child labor associated with up to 30% of cobalt mining facilities responsible for sourcing the material used in lithium-ion batteries.

With disposable devices being the preferred method of vaping among our youth, it is no mystery why we are seeing as much e-cigarette pollution as we are today. A standard disposable vape pen only holds enough E-liquid to last a few days, causing the average user to cycle through approximately 2 to 3 devices per week. That’s a lot of waste! Every day, respective Customs entities are seeing thousands of palettes of these disposable vape devices enter from China. If we want to take action and do our part to mitigate the global environmental pollution crisis and the undeniable youth vaping epidemic, we need to stop the infection at its root – put an end to Chinese disposable vaping devices.

About Pure Laboratories

Operating since 2009, Pure Laboratories (Pure Labs) is a Veteran-Owned state-of-the-art 110,000-sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility located in Gainesville, Florida. Nicopure Labs, a subsidiary of Pure Labs, is an industry leading manufacturer of American-Made tobacco and menthol E-liquid products. Nicopure Labs is best known for its award-winning E-liquid and hardware brand, Halo. With a 10,000-sq. ft. cleanroom, Pure Labs is synonymous with quality manufacturing. Pure Labs’ corporate headquarters are based in Tampa Florida, with additional operations located in Europe.

For additional information about carrying Halo’s premium American-made e-liquid and innovative line of vaporizer devices, please email Halo’s principal distribution partner, Syndicate Distribution at sales@syndicatedistribution.com.

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NOVARAD PROVIDES FREE DIGITAL HEALTH RECORD SHARING TECHNOLOGY TO HOSPITALS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

CryptoChart Lite Medical Image Sharing System Provides Secure Medical Imaging and Digital Records Transfer via Secure QR Code or Web Access Code

SALT LAKE CITYJan. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Novarad announced today its release of CryptoChart Lite, a web-based version of the healthcare company’s CryptoChart medical image and report sharing system, to developing countries at no cost.

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CryptoChart Lite provides a simple, user-friendly, and secure solution to sharing patient images and reports without CDs, passwords, or portals. Users simply drag and drop medical images onto the secure web client, and receive a shareable secure QR code or web access code. Patients and providers can access digital records anywhere, anytime from a computer or mobile device using the code. CryptoChart Lite allows individual healthcare providers and medical facilities worldwide to share medical images with patients and higher care facilities for free, using mobile-friendly technology available worldwide. The new version is also available for free to hospitals, imaging centers, and clinics in the U.S. and Canada, although the full version is more conducive to streamlined workflows.

“With CryptoChart Lite, a provider serving patients at a rural clinic in Africa can upload patient details and share it securely with a hospital or doctor in the U.K. to provide a consultation or second opinion,” said Dave GrandPre, Sr. Director of Product, Novarad.

Using CryptoChart, patients and providers can receive images and medical reports from any DICOM modality or PACS. Once received, files are encrypted and sent to the CryptoChart cloud system. Users receive a hyper-secure optical code or web access code which provides access to the digital images and reports. There is no software download required to use CryptoChart, and no training required to begin use. The secure system exceeds HIPPA requirements in the U.S. for digital records. Patient records are stored for 30 days when using the free version of CryptoChart Lite.

“We are proud to offer CryptoChart Lite as a free service for healthcare professionals treating underserved populations worldwide,” said Dr. Gibby, Founder and CEO, Novarad.

To access the free version of CryptoChart Lite, global healthcare providers and hospitals can visit:
https://cryptolite.novarad.net/.

About Novard

For more than 25 years, Novarad has delivered industry-leading and innovative imaging technologies for healthcare providers and their patients. Visit Novarad at www.novarad.net for more information.

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Volt Active Data Launches New Product for Capitalizing on Streaming Data

Active(SD) Will Enable Organizations to Easily Make Complex, Real-Time Decisions on Data Streams

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Volt Active Data, the only no-compromise data platform built to support applications that require speed, scale, and consistency, today announced the launch of Active Streaming Decisions [Active(SD)]™, an ultra high-speed decision making engine that will allow companies to apply the power of the Volt Active Data Platform to problems that can’t be solved by other Kafka ecosystem products.

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“This is a tremendous opportunity for companies to finally be able to easily add intelligent decisioning to Kafka data streams and thereby fully capitalize on the massive amount of valuable data that Kafka streams into systems,” Volt CEO David Flower said.

With its foundation in the already battle-tested and proven Volt Active Data architecture, Active(SD) ingests event data directly from Kafka topics as the data is created and where it’s created, tapping the power of machine learning and advanced analytics to uncover insights and make immediate, mission-critical decisions, which are then sent back to Kafka so an action can be taken while the data (and resulting action) is still relevant.

“The key is that Active(SD) allows companies to fully and affordably capitalize on the data speed and scale that Kafka enables, and that’s a huge advantage,” Flower said. “The resulting decisions, made in single-digit milliseconds, can unlock in-the-moment monetization opportunities, prevent revenue loss from fraud or intrusion, or reduce operational revenue erosion.”

While there are several choices to consume data from Kafka for further processing downstream, such as loading into a data lake or warehouse for offline processing and reporting, Active(SD) is the only product designed specifically to facilitate event-time, in-stream decisions in less than 10 milliseconds to proactively drive real-time actions, making it the fastest path from event to action for Kafka-powered applications.

About Volt Active Data

The Volt Active Data Platform enables companies to unlock the full value of their data and applications by making it possible to have scale without compromising on speed, accuracy, or consistency. Based on a simplified stack and an ingest-to-action layer that can perform sub 10-millisecond decisioning, Volt’s unique, no-compromises foundation gives enterprises the ability to maximize the ROI of their 5G, IoT, AI/ML, and other investments, ensure “five 9’s” uptime, prevent fraud and intrusion, deliver hyper-personalized customer engagement, and save on operational costs.

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Volt Active Data lance un nouveau produit pour tirer parti des données de diffusion en continu

Active(SD) permettra aux organisations de prendre facilement des décisions complexes en temps dans les flux de données

BEDFORD, Massachusetts17 janvier 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Volt Active Data, la seule plateforme de données « sans compromis » conçue pour prendre en charge les applications qui nécessitent de la vitesse, de l’évolutivité et de la cohérence, a annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement de sa solution Active Streaming Decisions [Active(SD)]™, un moteur de prise de décision ultrarapide qui permettra aux entreprises d’appliquer la puissance de la plateforme Volt Active Data à des problèmes qui ne peuvent être résolus par d’autres produits de l’écosystème Kafka.

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« C’est une formidable opportunité pour les entreprises qui seront enfin en mesure d’ajouter facilement un système de décision intelligent aux flux de données Kafka et de tirer pleinement parti de la quantité massive de données précieuses que Kafka transmet aux systèmes », a déclaré David Flower, PDG de Volt.

Fondé sur l’architecture éprouvée Volt Active Data, Active(SD) ingère des données d’événements directement à partir des rubriques Kafka, à mesure que les données sont créées et à l’endroit où elles sont créées, en exploitant la puissance de l’apprentissage automatique et de l’analytique avancée pour recueillir des informations et prendre des décisions de manière immédiate et stratégique. Ensuite, ces informations sont renvoyées à Kafka pour qu’une action puisse être réalisée pendant que les données (et l’action qui en résulte) sont encore pertinentes.

« Le point le plus important est que la solution Active(SD) permet aux entreprises de capitaliser pleinement et de manière abordable sur la vitesse et l’échelle des données offertes par Kafka. C’est un énorme avantage », a déclaré Flower. « Les décisions qui en résultent, prises en quelques millisecondes, peuvent débloquer des opportunités de monétisation sur le moment même, prévenir les pertes de revenus dues à la fraude ou à l’intrusion, ou réduire l’érosion des revenus opérationnels. »

Bien qu’il existe plusieurs façons d’utiliser les données de Kafka pour un traitement ultérieur en aval, comme le chargement dans un entrepôt ou un lac de données pour un traitement et un rapport hors ligne, Active(SD) est le seul produit conçu spécifiquement pour faciliter les décisions en temps réel, dans le flux de données, en moins de 10 millisecondes, afin de mener des actions proactives en temps réel, ce qui en fait le chemin le plus rapide de l’événement à l’action pour les applications optimisées par Kafka.

À propos de Volt Active Data 

La plateforme Volt Active Data permet aux entreprises de débloquer entièrement la valeur de leurs données et de leurs applications en rendant possible la mise à l’échelle sans compromis sur la vitesse, la précision ou la cohérence. Basée sur une pile simplifiée et une couche ingestion-à-action capable de prendre des décisions en moins de 10 millisecondes, la base unique et sans compromis de Volt donne aux entreprises la possibilité de maximiser le ROI de leurs investissements 5G, IoT, AI/ML et autres, d’assurer un temps de bon fonctionnement « cinq 9 », de prévenir la fraude et l’intrusion, d’offrir un engagement client hyperpersonnalisé ainsi que d’économiser sur les coûts opérationnels.

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Crurated Raises $7.2 MM to Further Innovate Blockchain-Based Wine Community and Expand Market Reach

After another successful year the company will also begin to partner with wine producers beyond France and Italy

Crurated Connects Connoisseurs with World-Class Producers

Crurated Raises $7.2 MM to Further Innovate Blockchain-Based Wine Community and Expand Market ReachAfter another successful year the company will also begin to partner with wine producers beyond France and Italy

LONDON, Jan. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Crurated, the London-based membership wine community designed to connect connoisseurs with world-class producers, today announced that the company has raised $7.2 MM from a group of private investors. The money will be used to further evolve the technology platform, expand producer partnerships beyond France and Italy, and increase overall market share across the globe.

“The past year has been both innovative and successful for our entire team and the producers we’ve partnered with,” said Alfonso de Gaetano, founder of Crurated. “In addition to becoming the first wine community to offer fractional barrel sales backed by NFT technology, we signed an exclusive distribution deal with Charles Lachaux, grew our roster of producers to more than 60, and have attracted a younger demographic of oenophiles onto the platform.”

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Crurated is the first wine community to offer fractional barrel sales backed by NFT technology

Crurated reports that 70% of its member base is below the age of 45. With 35% of those members under the age of 35, younger than the majority of wine buyers which skews at 45+. The team believes that Crurated’s direct partnerships with the world’s top wine producers, innovative approach to how wine is purchased on the platform — traditional lot purchases/auctions and fractional barrel sales — as well as the use of NFTs to validate a wine’s authenticity is helping to increase the interest in wine with a younger demographic.

In addition, revenues were up 214% in the first half of year two vs. the first half of year one. Membership grew by 180% in the first half of year 2 vs. the first half of year 1 and is up 400% year to date.

About Crurated
Launched in 2021 with an emphasis on France and Italy, Crurated is a membership-based wine community designed to connect connoisseurs with world-class producers. A team of specialists provides personalized services and authentic experiences, while Crurated’s seamless logistics service guarantees quality and provenance thanks to secure wine cellar storage and innovative blockchain technology. For more on Crurated, visit crurated.com.

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Bawumia opens University of Ghana’s 74th annual New Year School and Conference

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has opened the 74th edition of the annual New Year School and Conference by the University of Ghana in Accra.

The New Year School and Conference, which brings together stakeholders from academia, business and political leadership to discuss issues of national significance, has been held annually since the inception of the University of Ghana 75 years ago.

Opening the 74th edition, Vice President Bawumia, who represented President Nana Akufo-Addo, commended the University of Ghana for sustaining the New Year School, which he said, “has always been a source of national discourse and for transforming our nation.”

The theme for the 74th New Year School is: “Positioning the African Market for Sustainable Economic Development through AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area), and Dr. Bawumia noted that the theme provides an important barometer for Ghana’s quest to boost economic development through regional trading.

“While recent domestic and global economic challenges have negatively impacted our economy, it is important that we promote AfCFTA efforts of key stakeholders such as industry, the private sector, academia and government to reposition Ghana through trade,” Dr. Bawumia noted.

The Vice President expressed concerns over the low level of trade between African countries, adding that Africa must take advantage of the opportunities AfCFTA offers to avert the worrying situation of low intra Africa trade.

“Madam Chairperson, when you consider the fact that trade between African countries remains low, currently standing at some 16% of our combined GDP, compared to other parts of the world, like the European Union’s 75%, it is obvious that these very low levels of intra-regional trade cannot improve our prospects of bringing prosperity to our peoples ” Dr. Bawumia observed and listed a number of opportunities the AfCFTA provides.

“A large part of the growth and prosperity that we seek on the continent will come from us trading more among ourselves.

The coming into force of the AfCFTA means that Africa now has the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organisation,” he said.

“The Free Trade Area will cover a market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined GDP of $3 trillion, across the fifty-four (54) Member States of the African Union that have signed up to the Agreement. It will provide the vehicle for us to trade among ourselves in a more modern and sophisticated manner; it will offer a huge opportunity to exploit the abundant wealth and resources of our great continent for the benefit of all our people; and it would give us protection in how to deal with other trading blocks.”

Dr. Bawumia added that the coming into force and successful implementation of the AfCFTA ties in perfectly with the vision of moving Ghana to a self-reliant country, “that has freed herself from a mindset of dependence, charity and handouts, and is determined to make intelligent, disciplined use of her considerable resources the basis for her growth and prosperity. “

“This vision can be better realised if we can leverage the trade and investment opportunities the AfCFTA presents.”

TRANSFORMATION OF ECONOMIC ARCHITECTURE TO MAXIMISE AfCFTA

Dr. Bawumia further obeserved that, Ghana, like many African countries, is blessed with an abundance of resources, but, has, over the years, not been able to translate this into the much-needed growth and development the country and continent desire, thus leaving the economy in a fragile and unfulfilled state.

To avert this and and also to realise the full benefits of AfCFTA, Dr. Bawumia called for the transformation of the economic architecture, in order to meet the demands of the emerging global economies post covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.

“In order to maximise the benefits of the AfCFTA the structural transformation of the economy has to be accelerated,” Dr. Bawumia urged.

“We are still overly reliant on the production and export of raw materials, and not sufficiently on the things we make and grow.”

“That is why Government is firmly committed to addressing productive capacity issues through initiatives such as the “One-District One Factory” (1D1F) policy, the development industries like the integrated bauxite and aluminum industry, the iron and steel industry and the programme for agricultural renewal and enhancement that we have dubbed “Planting for Food and Jobs”.

“It is this transformation that will give us the best opportunity to derive maximum benefit from our abundant natural resources, and from our participation in the AfCFTA, and help bring progress and prosperity to our people, fortified by the deliberate steps we are taking to educate our children to be responsive to the needs of the 21st century world of work.”

Dr. Bawumia also cited Government’s digitalisation initiative, which has catapulted Ghana to one of the leading digital economies in Africa, as an example of how the government is transforming the economic architecture of the Ghanaian economy ahead of the impending global economic revolution.

Source: Modern Ghana