Daily Archives: November 4, 2019

OKEx Expands Into USDT Futures Trading

World’s top cryptocurrency futures exchange adds USDT futures trading with pairs including BTC, ETH and EOS

VALLETTA, Malta, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx, the world’s largest futures cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the launch of USDT Futures Trading, a linear futures contract. Served as a virtual derivative product that is quoted and settled in USDT, each contract has a face value of a fixed amount of digital tokens. Traders can long or short a position to profit from the increase or decline of a cryptocurrency’s price respectively. OKEx provides a wider derivative portfolio with a greater variety of underlying currencies and more comprehensive functionality to meet users’ trading requirements.

Key features include:

  • Linear Contract – without the need to hedge the margin risk of inverse contracts
  • Leverage Level: 1-100x
  • Supported pairs: BTC, EOS, ETH, LTC, BCH, XRP, ETC, BSV, TRX
  • Trading Hours: 24/7
  • Daily Settlement

Advantages include:

  • Efficiency and Low-cost – trade without the hassle of switching between cryptocurrencies
  • Comparatively Stable – reduce the risks induced by the volatility of the collateral’s price for future contracts and simpler calculations
  • Intuitive Trading Experience – similar to spot trading with the addition of leverage, it is easier for users to master the trading system.

“Most of the time, users are not willing to hold altcoins as margin, and they also see inverse contracts itself are complicated to understand. We see this linear contract would be an open door to many new retail traders,” said Lennix Lai, Financial Market Director at OKEx. “At OKEx, we’ve developed a safe, reliable, and stable environment for cryptocurrency trading, and strive to offer new services based on our customers’ interests. We would continue to research and add stablecoin-based derivatives so to offer a simpler hedging instrument for traders who normally book their profit and loss in USD value.”

USDT Futures Contracts will be launched on November 14, 2019, and simulation will start on November 5, 2019. USDT Perpetual Swap will be launched on December 9, 2019, and simulation will start on November 30, 2019.

ABOUT OKEx
OKEx is a world-leading digital asset exchange headquartered in Malta, offering comprehensive digital assets trading services including token trading, futures trading, perpetual swap trading and index tracker to global traders with blockchain technology. Currently, the exchange offers over 400 token and futures trading pairs enabling users to optimize their strategies.

Vivien Choi
media@okex.com

OKEx ขยายขอบเขตไปสู่การซื้อขายฟิวเจอร์ส USDT

ผู้นำการแลกเปลี่ยนสกุลเงินดิจิทัลฟิวเจอร์สชั้นนำของโลกได้เพิ่มฟิวเจอร์ส USDT พร้อมคู่เงินรวมถึง BTC, ETH และ EOS

วัลเลตตา, มอลตา, Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx ผู้นำการแลกเปลี่ยนสกุลเงินดิจิทัลฟิวเจอร์สที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก ในวันนี้ได้ประกาศเปิดตัวการซื้อขายฟิวเจอร์ส USDT ซึ่งเป็นสัญญาซื้อขายฟิวเจอร์สแบบเชิงเส้น โดยทำหน้าที่เป็นผลิตภัณฑ์อนุพันธ์เสมือนจริงที่เสนอราคาและชำระในแบบ USDT แต่ละสัญญามีมูลค่าที่ตราไว้ของโทเคนดิจิทัลในจำนวนคงที่ ผู้ค้าสามารถยืดระยะเวลาในการสร้างกำไรจากการเพิ่มหรือลดราคาคริปโตเคอเรนซี่ตามลำดับ OKEx มอบบริการตราสารอนุพันธ์ที่กว้างกว่าเดิมด้วยสกุลเงินพื้นฐานที่หลากหลาย และฟังก์ชันการทำงานที่ครอบคลุมมากขึ้น เพื่อตอบสนองความต้องการการซื้อขายของผู้ใช้

คุณสมบัติที่สำคัญ ได้แก่:

  • สัญญาเชิงเส้น – ไม่จำเป็นต้องป้องกันความเสี่ยงของเงินทุนแบบการทำสัญญาผกผัน
  • ระดับเลเวอเรจ: 1-100x
  • คู่เงินที่สนับสนุน: BTC, EOS, ETH, LTC, BCH, XRP, ETC, BSV, TRX
  • เวลาสำหรับการซื้อขาย: 24/7
  • ชำระทุกสิ้นวันทำการ

สิทธิประโยชน์ ประกอบด้วย:

  • ประสิทธิภาพดีและต้นทุนต่ำ – แลกเปลี่ยนโดยไม่ต้องสลับสกุลเงินคริปโตเคอเรนซี่ไปมา
  • เสถียรภาพดีเยี่ยม – ลดความเสี่ยงที่เกิดจากความผันผวนของราคาหลักประกัน เพื่อการทำสัญญาซื้อขายฟิวเจอร์สและการคำนวณที่ง่ายขึ้น
  • ประสบการณ์การซื้อขายที่ใช้งานง่าย – มีความคล้ายคลึงกับการซื้อขายแบบ Spot ที่มีการเพิ่มเลเวอเรจ ซึ่งผู้ใช้จะสามารถเรียนรู้ระบบการซื้อขายได้ง่ายขึ้น

“โดยส่วนใหญ่แล้ว ผู้ใช้ไม่ค่อยที่จะเก็บ Altcoin เป็นเงินทุนในบัญชี และพวกเขายังเห็นว่าสัญญาผกผันมีความซับซ้อนยากที่จะเข้าใจ ซึ่งทำให้เราเห็นว่าสัญญาเชิงเส้นนี้จะเป็นประตูที่เปิดให้ผู้ค้าปลีกใหม่ๆ อีกมากมาย” Lennix Lai ผู้อำนวยการตลาดการเงินของ OKEx กล่าว “ที่ OKEx เราได้พัฒนาสภาพแวดล้อมที่ปลอดภัย เชื่อถือได้ และมั่นคงสำหรับการซื้อขายคริปโตเคอเรนซี่ และมุ่งมั่นที่จะเสนอบริการใหม่ตามความสนใจของลูกค้า เราจะทำการวิจัยและเพิ่มตราสารอนุพันธ์ที่มีความเสถียร เพื่อส่งมอบเครื่องมือการป้องกันความเสี่ยงที่ใช้งานง่าย เพื่อผู้ค้าที่บันทึกกำไรและขาดทุนเป็นประจำในสกุลเงินดอลล่าร์สหรัฐ (USD)”

สัญญาฟิวเจอร์ส USDT จะเปิดตัวในวันที่ 14 พฤศจิกายน 2019 และการจำลองจะเริ่มในวันที่ 5 พฤศจิกายน 2019 ส่วนการซื้อขาย USDT แบบ Perpetual Swap จะเปิดตัวในวันที่ 9 ธันวาคม 2019 และการจำลองจะเริ่มในวันที่ 30 พฤศจิกายน 2019

เกี่ยวกับ OKEx
OKEx เป็นผู้นำการซื้อขายแลกเปลี่ยนสินทรัพย์ดิจิทัลระดับโลกที่ตั้งอยู่ในประเทศมอลตา ได้ให้บริการการซื้อขายสินทรัพย์ดิจิทัลแบบครบวงจรซึ่งรวมถึงการซื้อขายโทเคน, การซื้อขายล่วงหน้า (Futures Trading), การซื้อขายแบบ Perpetual Swap และดัชนีติดตามไปยังผู้ค้าทั่วโลกด้วยเทคโนโลยีบล็อกเชน ปัจจุบันการซื้อขายแลกเปลี่ยนมีมากกว่า 400 คู่การซื้อขายแบบล่วงหน้าและโทเคน ซึ่งช่วยให้ผู้ใช้สามารถปรับกลยุทธ์ได้อย่างเหมาะสม

Vivien Choi
media@okex.com

Taconic Biosciences Launches Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model

Proven Model Available Exclusively From Taconic Biosciences

RENSSELAER, N.Y., Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing drug discovery animal model solutions, expands its robust neurodegeneration portfolio with the launch of a new  Alzheimer’s disease model, the ARTE10 mouse model.

Exclusively available from Taconic, the ARTE10 is a transgenic mouse model expressing mutant human APP and PS1 genes.  This combination manifests in early onset of amyloid plaques, with downstream cognitive deficits commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  The plaques formed in the ARTE10 model are particularly suitable for PET imaging, making ARTE10 valuable for translational research.

Taconic offers this and other Alzheimer’s disease models under a simple use license without a license fee, making it easily available for commercial use, including contract research.  Many other Alzheimer’s models are available under restrictive terms for academic use only or require large license fees for commercial use.  The ARTE10 model is immediately available in typical study quantities.

“The ARTE10 mouse is a unique model.  It develops amyloid plaques as early as 3 months of age, which can greatly speed up the drug discovery timeline.  In many other Alzheimer’s mouse models, plaques don’t develop until 9-12 months of age, which can prolong the start of critical studies,” shared Dr. Michael Seiler, vice president of commercial products at Taconic.  “Offering such a key model through a simple use license, with no agreement to sign, no license fees and no third-party intellectual property licenses required underscores Taconic’s commitment to empowering drug discovery researchers.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a major area of focus for research due to its immense impact on society.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 out of 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia (www.alz.org).

To learn more about Taconic Biosciences’ ARTE10 model and the complete neuroscience portfolio, please contact Taconic at 1-888-TACONIC (888-822-6642) in the US, +45 70 23 04 05 in Europe, or email info@taconic.com.

About Taconic Biosciences, Inc.

Taconic Biosciences is a fully-licensed, global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and services. Founded in 1952, Taconic provides the best animal solutions so that customers can acquire, custom-generate, breed, precondition, test, and distribute valuable research models worldwide. Specialists in genetically engineered mouse and rat models, microbiome, immune-oncology mouse models, and integrated model design and breeding services, Taconic operates three service laboratories and six breeding facilities in the U.S. and Europe, maintains distributor relationships in Asia and has global shipping capabilities to provide animal models almost anywhere in the world.

Media Contact:

Kelly Owen Grover
Director of Marketing Communications
(518) 697-3824
kelly.grover@taconic.com

Indosat Ooredoo and Synchronoss partner for unified customer engagement and new digital economy ecosystem

Indosat Ooredoo will roll out the Synchronoss Digital Experience Platform to support its new digital ecosystem service model for consumer and enterprise customers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), a global leader and innovator of cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products, today announced that Indosat Ooredoo (IDX:ISAT), a leading telecoms service provider in Indonesia, has chosen the Synchronoss Digital Experience Platform (DXP) to deliver a unified, interconnected user experience for customers across all of its engagement channels. The Synchronoss platform will also support Indosat Ooredoo’s “future digital economy ecosystem” project, a nationwide initiative to encourage collaboration and develop new ideas, products and use cases involving IoT technology to help drive economic growth.

Synchronoss DXP allows operators, service providers and other companies to design and roll out a unified, interactive customer experience across mobile apps, call centers, in-store point-of-sale interactions and online. Indosat will use the Synchronoss platform across all of its business units, for both consumer and enterprise customers, to improve its operational agility and support new digital services and features, plus third-party partner offerings.

“The telecom services market in Indonesia is highly competitive. For an organization of our size, scale and reach, we must go beyond providing basic connectivity to pursue ongoing growth and long-term success,” said Arief Musta’in, Director & Chief Innovation & Regulatory Office at Indosat Ooredoo Indonesia. “We’re transforming our business operations and pursuing a new approach in which digital services, including those will be created via our future digital economy ecosystem initiative. The Synchronoss platform is a significant part of this process. By having new service model, effortless and intuitive technology platform with the agile process, we will be able to roll out new services more quickly, do adoption of new experience, and we will get closer to our customers as we interact with them more effectively across multiple channels according to their preferences and circumstances.”

Indosat Ooredoo chose Synchronoss DXP because of its scalability, flexibility and wide-ranging built-in functionality, which includes the following features:

  • Effortless integration with legacy customer relationship management and complex back-end systems,
  • Easy-to-use, intuitive drag-and-drop dashboard that allows staff without developer or coding experience to easily create, configure and launch end-to-end digital customer journeys across multiple engagement channels,
  • Ability to quickly develop, connect and integrate new digital services with minimal cost and disruption,
  • In-depth data mapping and analytics capabilities that aggregate and analyze customer data to create cross-selling opportunities through customized offers, and
  • Capacity to personalize customer care in real time based on individual preferences.

“Operators worldwide are transforming their business models and pursuing new digital features and services, in order to tackle the competitive threat from OTTs and other service providers,” said Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, Synchronoss.

“An essential part of this transformation trend is for operators to radically rethink their approach to customer engagement. By recognising and responding to customers more quickly and intuitively, operators can add value, retain subscribers for longer and open up new opportunities to cross-sell revenue-generating services as well,” he said.

Lurie added, “This agreement with Indosat Ooredoo demonstrates our continuing success in winning new operator customers and expanding our footprint into important international growth markets like Indonesia. Synchronoss looks forward to working with Indosat Ooredoo to help bring its new digital capabilities to market, and improve its customer engagement.”

To learn more about the Synchronoss Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and its capabilities, please visit: https://synchronoss.com/products/digital/dxp/.

About Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss (NASDAQ: SNCR) transforms the way companies create new revenue, reduce costs and delight their subscribers with cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products and platforms supporting hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe. Synchronoss’ secure, scalable and groundbreaking new technologies, trusted partnerships and talented people change the way TMT customers grow their businesses. For more information, visit us at www.synchronoss.com.

Investors:
Joe Crivelli
908-566-3131
investor@synchronoss.com

Media Contact:
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CCgroup (International)
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CCgroup (North America)
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Sinch AB (publ): Invitation to conference call and web presentation of Sinch Q3 2019 interim report

Stockholm, Sweden – Sinch AB (publ) – XSTO: SINCH

Sinch AB will publish its 2019 third quarter interim report on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 07:30 AM CET. You are invited to participate in a conference call at 09:00 AM CET on the same day. Oscar Werner, CEO, and Roshan Saldanha, CFO, will present the report and review the results.

Time for publication of the interim report
Friday November 8, 2019, at 07:30 AM CET

Time for conference call and web presentation
Friday November 8, 2019, at 09:00 AM CET

Dial-in numbers and access code
Please make sure you are connected to the phone conference by calling in and register a few minutes before the conference begins.

Sweden:              +46 (0) 8 566 426 51
UK:                     +44 (0) 333 300 08 04
US:                     +1 631 913 14 22

Access code:        774 225 45#

Web presentation and slide deck
The live webcast will be available at investors.sinch.com/webcast

The presentation and report will be available at investors.sinch.com after publication.

For further information, please contact

Thomas Heath
Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Investor Relations
Sinch AB (publ)
Mobile:            +46-722-45 50 55
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CNH Industrial acquires Australian implement manufacturer K-Line Ag

London, November 4, 2019

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), today announced its agreement to acquire the Australian agricultural implement manufacturer K-Line Ag. This acquisition will add key tillage and residue management equipment, which is key to ensuring optimal seedbed preparation, fundamental for productive yields, and will further enhance the crop production portfolios of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, the global agricultural equipment brands of CNH Industrial. K-Line has become the number one tillage manufacturer in Australia by designing robust and reliable products for some of the world’s harshest soil conditions.

CNH Industrial’s commitment to growing its global agricultural business focuses on placing technological advancements at the service of its brands’ global customer base and developing an advanced digital farming offering. These are core pillars of its Agricultural Segment’s growth strategy, and the integration of leading-edge tillage and residue management equipment is an important step in achieving this aim.

“The acquisition of K-Line Ag is further concrete expression of the Agricultural Segment’s stated aim of seeking both strategic acquisitions to enhance their respective agricultural offerings, as well as their role as industry consolidators,” stated Hubertus Mühlhäuser, Chief Executive Officer, CNH Industrial. “Our brands will now be able to even better serve their customers, thanks to K-Line Ag’s outstanding product portfolio and knowledgeable team who now join the CNH Industrial family.”

K-Line Ag, a pioneering leader and innovator in the agricultural implement business in Australia, founded in 1993, is headquartered in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia, and expanded into North America in 2013. K-Line products will be available in Case IH dealerships in North America and through the Case IH, New Holland, and K-Line networks in Australia and New Zealand.

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com

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AIR Worldwide Releases Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Model for India

Boston, Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that it has released a Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) Model for India to help support probabilistic assessments of potential losses caused by yield shortfalls for 11 major crops across the two main Indian crop-growing seasons. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.

The MPCI Model for India is an event-based model, with an event defined as an individual crop year made up of a kharif season (the “summer” period from late spring into autumn) and the following rabi season (the “winter” period from autumn into the following spring).

“One of the many challenges in developing and testing an MPCI model for Indian crops is the collation and evaluation—quality assuring—of the available historical data on planted areas and yields of insured crops, which comes from various, sometimes contradictory sources,” said Dr. Jeff Amthor, assistant vice president, AIR Worldwide. “Our team at AIR invested significant effort in gathering data and, just as important, in screening it for quality and consistency. As a result, we produced what may be the highest-quality single data set of India’s state and district crop production statistics currently available. We also carried out a significant effort to understand the causes and consequences of the sometimes significant differences among weather data sources.”

The model features a stochastic catalog of 10,000 simulated crop years, each containing a kharif season and the following rabi season, which describes the wide range of possible crop loss scenarios, both common and rare, in the two seasons. It also features a historical catalog of losses based on a recast of the years 1979 through 2017. Both the stochastic and historic recast yield and loss catalogs reflect current crop “technology” levels (for example, current crop genetics, farmer skill, availability of chemical inputs), insurable exposure by district, and PMFBY (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana) policy conditions as revised in late 2018.

Damage estimation accounts for the vulnerability of different crops to variations and extremes in environmental conditions that occur at specific periods during both the kharif and rabi growing seasons. A crop’s vulnerability to stressful environmental factors (such as local or regional heat waves, droughts, or floods) can differ with each crop’s developmental stage, and that is accounted for in the AIR MPCI Model for India. The model also accounts for the fact that irrigation lessens or eliminates negative effects of precipitation shortfall on crop yields.

The model uses a combination of quality-assured historical yield events and both historic and stochastic all-India gridded weather data sets composed of daily values of minimum air temperature, maximum air temperature, rainfall amount, and maximum wind speed to simulate a full range of crop insurance loss outcomes under the current terms of the PMFBY. Simulations of annual weather over the entire country reflect today’s climate. Probabilistic assessments of loss return periods for the10,000 scenario years are provided for individual crops in each insuring district and provide complete loss profiles by return period. Those results can be integrated to any level of aggregation desired to support evaluation of risk at the portfolio level.

“Despite the long and extensive history of agriculture in India, it is only recently that multiple-peril crop insurance has been widely available to farmers,” said Dr. Praveen Sandri, executive vice president and managing director, AIR Worldwide India. “One of the most valuable components of this model is that reinsurers in the India crop market can have their exposure data analyzed at the district level or aggregated to the cluster and/or state level for individual crops or all crops combined. Additionally, the model can provide guidance toward putting together a balanced book of business that considers geographic correlations in a complex agricultural market.”

The AIR MPCI Model for India is currently available in the Touchstone ReTM catastrophe risk management system.

About AIR Worldwide
AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient to extreme events. In 1987, AIR Worldwide founded the catastrophe modeling industry and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, pandemics, casualty catastrophes, and cyber incidents. Insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate, and government clients rely on AIR’s advanced science, software, and consulting services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, longevity modeling, site-specific engineering analyses, and agricultural risk management. AIR Worldwide, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is headquartered in Boston, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.air-worldwide.com.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Long
AIR Worldwide
+1-617-267-6645
klong@air-worldwide.com