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Huobi Launches $100 Million Lunar New Year Campaign to Support Metaverse Development

Huobi Global | January 25, 2022

Huobi Global, one of the world's leading digital asset exchanges, announced the official launch of its Lunar New Year campaign, dubbed Prime Fest: Tiger Year.

Lasting until February 14, 2022, this campaign encourages users to explore future possibilities in the metaverse, an expansive network of virtual worlds that may incorporate augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D holographic avatars, video and other means of communication in the future. To promote the development of the metaverse, Huobi is doling out US$100 million in prizes and rewards, including access to new metaverse token listings under Primelist, high-yielding asset management products under PrimeEarn, and special blind box draws under PrimeBox. Huobi will also invite participants to register for DIDs (decentralized identifiers), or personalized virtual identities in the metaverse; these users will be eligible to win unique tiger-themed NFT avatars.

Huobi's DIDs are designed to be users' entry point into the metaverse, providing them with an access point between Web2 and Web3. DIDs are widely considered a prerequisite for anyone looking to enter the metaverse, not only granting user access but also recording and verifying all information and activity on blockchains. DIDs offer users security, ownership, and interoperability. Huobi's NFT platform launched its own DIDs at the end of 2021 to give select users access to exclusive NFT releases, airdrops, and other special benefits. 

Our emphasis on the metaverse reflects our intentions to provide a more fun and unique crypto experience. We're not just another spot trading exchange. We pride ourselves on our diverse set of products and services, and the promotions we run are designed to gamify the trading experience and make it more fun."

Du Jun, Huobi Co-founder

Huobi has been supporting GameFi and metaverse projects through investments and token listings. In September of 2021, Huobi launched a $10 million fund to invest in emerging GameFi projects. The fund has invested in Zuki Moba, a Vietnam-based community-oriented MOBA Esports Game (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) and Project SEED, a GameFi project utilizing a "Play to Earn" model.

Over the last year, Huobi listed tokens such as Decimated (DIO), a multiplayer online roleplaying game in a dystopian cyberpunk metaverse, and ERTHA, a game that enables players to explore and investigate a virtual world by specializing and increasing the strength of their respective NFTs and countries.

About Huobi Group
As a world-leading company in the blockchain industry, Huobi Group was founded in 2013 with a mission to make breakthroughs in core blockchain technology and integration blockchain technology with other industries. Huobi Group has expanded into public blockchains, digital assets trading, wallets, mining pools, proprietary investments, incubation, digital asset research, and more. Huobi Group has established a global digital economy industry ecosystem by investing in over 60 upstream and downstream companies in the blockchain industry.

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VMware | December 02, 2021

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced it has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2021, which evaluated 11 unified endpoint management (UEM) vendors. The evaluated solution, VMware Workspace ONE, was the top ranked solution in the current offering category and tied for the highest score in the strategy category. According to the Forrester Wave report, “VMware continues to balance EX [employee experience], management, and security exceptionally well… In the past year, VMware has released multiple new market-leading capabilities, such as Digital Employee Experience Management (DEEM), Freestyle Orchestrator for low-code automation, and Anywhere Workspace, a remote work solution that combines endpoint management, security, virtualization, and SD-WAN into a single package.” The report continues, “VMware supports a wide array of operating systems, delivers a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) experience, and has some unique integrations with human capital management (HCM) tools like Workday to enable day-zero onboarding for employees. Workspace ONE’s DEEM feature is one of the most advanced EUEM capabilities in this evaluation, and its endpoint management has some unique differentiators, such as Workspace ONE Assist for remote support… VMware is an excellent choice for large enterprises with heterogeneous computing needs, particularly in regulated or frontline-worker-oriented industries.” Workspace ONE is one of the core technologies that comprise VMware Anywhere Workspace, an integrated solution that enables employees to work from anywhere with more secure, frictionless experiences. It brings together Workspace ONE with VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware SASE. Workspace ONE UEM, part of the Workspace ONE platform, provides a comprehensive solution that enables companies to manage and better secure any device across all platforms. It incorporates modern device management, application management, and security that’s effective outside the corporate perimeter. It empowers IT to: Intelligently manage every device on every platform Automate the device onboarding and update process over the air Flexibly support all use cases – BYOD, corporate-owned, frontline, or purpose-built Easily manage apps and provide a consistently positive self-service employee experience Make data-driven decisions and automate important repetitive IT processes Better secure devices, apps, and data at rest and in transit VMware continues to deliver on new innovations that make Workspace ONE the industry’s digital workspace platform of choice for IT and employees. Recent innovations added to the Workspace ONE platform, announced at VMworld 2021, include: Enhancements in Digital Employee Experience Management: With DEEM, customers can monitor metrics like login failures, boot up and shutdown times, app usage and performance, device health, and crashes, among many others. DEEM is an integral part of VMware’s Digital Employee Experience (DEX) solution that brings together Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub, DEEM and Workspace ONE Assist. New DEX capabilities include unified user experience scores, employee sentiment scoring/surveying, machine learning-enabled anomaly detection and root cause analysis and remediation. Workspace ONE XR Hub: XR devices (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality devices) are now being deployed to deliver remote training to frontline workers, augment designers and engineers and connect the anywhere workforce in more immersive ways. VMware Workspace ONE XR Hub, now in beta, delivers the digital workspace to VR devices, providing a simple yet more secure enterprise employee experience. Continuous Compliance Supports Zero Trust: A new compliance engine at the heart of Workspace ONE will enable richer posture checks with more attributes, using real-time data instead of fixed intervals and leveraging on-device capabilities to directly remediate any compliance drift in state. Integration of Intel vPro with Workspace ONE: With this partnership, customers will be able to manage endpoints independent of the operating system. Key capabilities include the ability to remotely wake a device, patch it and place it back into sleep; remotely wipe a device out-of-band for device recovery; and gain better insights into experiences such as Wi-Fi performance and battery health. VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud: VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud extends Workspace ONE’s visibility and management of SaaS apps, enabling IT admins to have broader control over the end user computing environment. Hybrid work is here, and it’s here to stay. With employees, including those at the frontline, accessing apps from the home, office and everywhere in between, IT teams are challenged to provide a great experience while providing rock solid security. We continue to bring industry-leading innovations to Workspace ONE to provide the broadest platform support, deepest management and security capabilities, and an expansive partner ecosystem. It’s this pace of innovation and ability to execute that, we believe, has earned us recognition from today’s leading analyst firms.” Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing, VMware About VMware VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

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Cyware Enhances Automated Threat Intelligence Sharing for Auto-ISAC to Promote a Proactive, Collective Defense

Cyware | February 10, 2022

Cyware, the industry's only Virtual Cyber Fusion Platform provider, announced that it has partnered with the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) to give its members the ability to automatically aggregate, share, and collaborate on actionable threat intelligence. Over 20+ ISACs / ISAOs leverage Cyware solutions as the de facto standard for automated threat intelligence sharing, collaboration, and distribution. Auto-ISAC members can initiate more efficient end-to-end intelligence sharing and automation to bolster SecOps, threat hunting, and incident response programs that ultimately enable a Collective Defense against a targeted threat landscape. Since 2015, Auto-ISAC has served as a hub for the automotive community to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks to the vehicle, and to collectively enhance vehicle cybersecurity capabilities. Auto-ISAC serves members across the global automotive industry, including light- and heavy-duty vehicle OEMs, suppliers, and the commercial vehicle sector. Its members represent 99% of all light-duty vehicles on the road in North America and span seven countries on three continents. “Over the last several years, the automotive industry has experienced tremendous technological innovation, including automotive connectivity and sustainability efforts that better protect drivers and the environment, while at the same time realizing better commercial efficiencies,” said Faye Francy, Auto-ISAC Executive Director. “However, these innovations bring highly targeted cyber fraud, phishing, and threat actor activity. Cyware’s offering gives our members the tools to quickly and effectively collaborate and coordinate on community-vetted, curated threat intelligence and response. The intent is to support the improvements of members’ security operations and to promote innovation throughout the community to better counter threats targeting the automotive industry.” Auto-ISAC joins a cross-sector, connected network of over 20 other Information Sharing Analysis Centers (ISACs) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) using Cyware’s Situational Awareness Platform (CSAP) and Threat Intelligence Exchange (CTIX) to boost their overall threat intelligence sharing process, accelerate incident response time, and reduce cybersecurity risk. We are excited to be partnering with Auto-ISAC and the global automotive threat sharing community it serves to support real-time threat sharing and collaboration. Auto-ISAC member organizations recognize that combating cyber threats requires a united front, and that fluid collaboration and information sharing is essential to counter emerging threats. Through our Cyber Fusion platform, we are able to support Auto-ISAC and member objectives by automating threat sharing and response, enabling better response outcomes through collaboration.” Anuj Goel, CEO, Cyware Cyware’s virtual cyber fusion solutions allow Auto-ISAC to collect and share security alerts on the changing threat landscape and intelligence around specific attacks in the automotive industry. With Cyware's Situational Awareness Platform (CSAP) and Threat Intelligence Exchange (CTIX), Auto-ISAC members can automatically share security alerts and threat intelligence, including indicators of compromise (IOCs), malware alerts, vulnerability advisories, security incidents, phishing, and spear phishing attacks throughout its global automotive community. About Cyware Cyware helps enterprise cybersecurity teams build platform-agnostic virtual cyber fusion centers. Cyware is transforming security operations by delivering the cybersecurity industry's only Virtual Cyber Fusion Center Platform with next-generation SOAR (security orchestration, automation, and response) technology. As a result, organizations can increase speed and accuracy while reducing costs and analyst burnout. Cyware's Virtual Cyber Fusion solutions make secure collaboration, information sharing, and enhanced threat visibility a reality for enterprises, sharing communities (ISAC/ISAO), MSSPs, and government agencies of all sizes and needs. About Auto-ISAC Recently, the Auto-ISAC expanded its scope to include Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) functional areas related to the connected vehicle. The newly formed IT/OT Working Group creates a forum for technical IT and OT cybersecurity experts in the automotive industry to share actionable intelligence regarding cybersecurity challenges, threats, and risk mitigation methods to build resiliency of the connected vehicle. The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. Its secure intelligence sharing portal allows members to anonymously submit and receive information that helps them more effectively respond to cyber threats.

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Verizon and Samsung Complete the Fully Virtualized 5G Data Session on C-Band Spectrum

Verizon | July 29, 2021

Verizon and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have completed an end-to-end fully virtualized 5G data session in a live network environment using C-band spectrum. The new milestone was achieved in preparation for the company's upcoming 5G Ultra Wideband expansion, which will use its recently acquired C Band spectrum. Why is virtualization essential for optimizing 5G performance? The trials in Texas, Connecticut, and Massachusetts used Samsung's fully virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution built on its software stack and C-band 64T64R Massive MIMO radio in coordination with Verizon's virtualized core. They were conducted over Verizon's network (using C-band Special Temporary Authority granted Verizon by the FCC). The trials produced results comparable to traditional hardware-based equipment. Virtualization is essential to providing the services that advanced 5G networks offer. The programmability of virtualized networks will be critical in key 5G use cases such as large-scale IoT solutions, more robust consumer devices and solutions, AR/VR, remote healthcare, autonomous robots in manufacturing environments, and ubiquitous smart city solutions. Cloud-native virtualized architecture improves network flexibility, service delivery speed, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, opening the way for large-scale mobile edge computing and network slicing. This technology allows Verizon to react quickly to customers' changing latency and processing requirements. Virtualization will also make it easier for new suppliers to enter the ecosystem. New entrants will accelerate innovation, reduce operational costs, and lay the groundwork for flexible network and cloud infrastructure closer to the customer, ultimately leading to millisecond latency in the single digits. Why is Massive MIMO important for 5G performance optimization? Massive MIMO is an advancement in antenna arrays that use many transmitters, allowing for more signal paths between a device and a cell tower. It also minimizes interference by beamforming, which focuses the beam from the cell site directly to where the user is, resulting in faster and more consistent rates when customers use apps and upload and download files. Samsung's C-band 64T64R Massive MIMO radios, which enable digital/dynamic beamforming, SU-MIMO, MU-MIMO, dual connectivity, and carrier aggregation, were utilized in this trial. Today's milestone comes on the heels of Samsung's recent statement that it extends its vRAN capabilities to support mid-band Massive MIMO radios, a first in the industry. Samsung's C-band Massive MIMO radio is part of a more extensive portfolio of C-band solutions. Verizon is on track to deliver 5G over C-band. This virtualization work follows previous efforts to accelerate the expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband service using C-band spectrum, such as: successful trials combining C-band and licensed mmWave spectrum, establishing new agreements with Verizon's tower partners, Crown and SBA Communications, that call for process improvements such as simplifying and reducing forms and eliminating legal reviews, and Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co. C-band equipment installation These collaborative initiatives, along with ongoing lab and field trials to improve 5G technology on the C-band spectrum, will enable Verizon to provide increased mobility and broadband services to millions more consumers and businesses as soon as the spectrum is cleared. Verizon plans to bring the new 5G C-band spectrum into service in the first 46 cities in 2022 and offer 5G Ultra Wideband services to 100 million people. As a result, more than 175 million people are expected to access Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband service on the C-band spectrum by 2022 and 2023. By 2024 and beyond, when the remaining C-band spectrum is cleared, more than 250 million people are expected to access Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband service on the C-band spectrum. About Verizon On June 30, 2000, it is a leading global provider of technology, communications, information, and entertainment products and services. Verizon, headquartered in New York City and with a global footprint, earned $128.3 billion in revenue in 2020. The company provides data, video, and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, fulfilling customers' needs for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security, and control.

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