(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 29-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that the National Authority for Management and Regulation of Communications in Romania (ANCOM) has authorized RCS & RDS S.A., the Company’s subsidiary in Romania (“RCS&RDS”) to continue to apply a surcharge for certain mobile telephony roaming services supplied to its customers traveling in the European Economic Area (EEA), therefore including the European Union.
By decision received on 29 June 2020, in order to allow RCS&RDS to continue to cover the costs incurred for the supply of roaming services and to continue to apply the national tariffs in Romania, ANCOM has authorized RCS&RDS’ request to apply a surcharge, on top of the national tariffs, for certain roaming services supplied to its own customers traveling in the EEA, but without going above the maximal following values:
0.0154 Euro/minute (excluding VAT), for the calls made by its clients,
0.0079 Euro/minute (excluding VAT), for the calls received by its clients (this value might vary in accordance with the changes brought by the European legislation),
1.41 Euro/GB (0.00141 Euro/MB), excluding VAT.
RCS&RDS will apply the roaming surcharges starting from the first unit of consumption supplied to its own customers traveling in the EEA.
The renewed authorization issued by ANCOM will apply for a maximum period of 12 months starting 1 July 2020.
AMSTERDAM, 9-Jun-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Yann Magnan, who was earlier EMEA head of Duff & Phelps has joined 73 Strings as Co-founder and CEO. The firm which was mostly focused on developing products so far, will now deploy itself towards a complete solutions offering, including delivery of traditional financial advisory services with enhanced analytics powered by AI algorithms already embedded in the existing product suites.
Abhishek Pandey – Co-founder and Deputy CEO of 73 Strings said – “Yann is a former colleague and an established global leader. In his previous role, he was managing 27 offices and over 800 employees across service lines including Valuation, Disputes, Corporate Finance, Restructuring, Tax & Compliance. He has a strong vision of building a financial advisory business fused with the latest technology. His leadership allows us to bring more comprehensive solutions for our clients. The entire team at 73 Strings is looking forward to working under Yann’s leadership and providing a more comprehensive offerings to its clients leveraging Yann’s experience.”
Yann Magnan – “I am delighted to become part of this great project and the highly capable, unique, and ambitious team that have developed it until now. I think 73 Strings has everything that it needs to be an important building block of the vision I have been working on. With the pace at which AI is evolving, there is a clear opportunity to create a firm which can use this powerful tool and create an offering for our clients which can significantly improve financial analysis and inputs for investment and monitoring decision-making processes. I have a firm belief that technology can play a significant role in assisting advisory teams with execution of mundane work so they have more time to focus on what really matters and what they are best at, i.e. forming opinions and making decisions, ultimately delivering higher value for clients in the financial advisory industry.”
About 73 Strings 73 Strings has been set up to fuse the best in technology with a deep understanding of critical insights to make capital more efficient.
We understand and can manage complex financial and non-financial data. Our mission is to synthesize diverse data with expertise in financial advisory – to deliver clear thinking and aid sensible decision making. Many firms try to ‘bolt-on’ technology offerings. We want both advisory skills and the integration of technology to be at the core of our DNA – both for what we deliver to clients and how the firm is managed.
This allows us to be flexible, keep ahead of the market and continually embrace change – allowing for maximum future growth and investment, by making capital more efficient.
The exercise is pursuant to the decision of the Company’s general meeting of shareholders dated 2 May 2018 and in accordance with the stock option plan approved at the level of the Company in 2017, as amended by the general meeting of shareholders dated 2 May 2018
BUCHAREST, Romania, 3-Jun-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications NV (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that on 3 June 2020 Mr. Marius Catalin Vărzaru, Non-Executive Director and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Company, has exercised his stock options, which have vested in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s stock option plan and which were granted pursuant to the decision of the Company’s general meeting of shareholders dated 2 May 2018 and in relation to which the above mentioned person and the Company have concluded a stock option agreement on 18 May 2018. In accordance with this stock option plan, Mr. Marius Catalin Vărzaru was granted 50,000 shares.
In accordance with the provisions of article 19 para. (1) of the Market Abuse Regulation, on 3 June 2020, Mr. Marius Cătălin Vărzaru, as person discharging managerial responsibilities in connection with the Company, has notified the Company and the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority in connection with the exercise of the stock options.
For details regarding the reports, please access the official websites designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section).
Chicago, IL, 2020-Jun-1 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Investing in Bitcoin (BTC) is now expensive, and getting your own through mining is nearly impossible for the average person. However, a new opportunity can be found in Bitcoin Proof of Stake.
BitcoinPoS: The Best of Bitcoin and PoS
Bitcoin Proof of Stake (BTP) was created by a team of developers that recognized the capabilities of the Bitcoin code and sought to improve them. They did this by replacing Bitcoin’s Proof of Work consensus protocol with Proof of Stake, resulting in a new and improved coin called BTP.
Proof of Work has proven that it is a less efficient protocol when compared to PoS, as it moves slower, cannot be easily scaled, and can favor centralization.
To improve upon the unique features of the Bitcoin code, the developers introduced Proof of Stake, thus creating a new coin, BTP, which challenges the boundaries of crypto functionality. If the Bitcoin core goes through an update, then BitcoinPoS will be immediately updated to include the new alterations.
The BitcoinPoS network can create no more than 21 million BTP. The new coins are generated not by mining, but through staking. The supply of BTP is managed from its protocol, which cuts the block reward once every 4 years by 25% every 700k blocks. BTC decreases with 50% of the reward every 4 years.
BitcoinPoS and Its Advantages
Mining is an energy-intensive process, as miners compete to be the first to solve the complex mathematical equations in order to get the block reward. In a Proof of Stake network, the stakers, or validators, can get new coins by keeping a number of BTP in an active wallet.
Due to its design, staking does not demand energy in high quantities, like in PoW systems. Most Bitcoin mining operations are now controlled by big companies, as only they have the capital to invest in many performant mining rigs. This leaves out regular people who cannot afford mining hardware, and thus the hashrate of the network becomes centralized, limited to only a few big mining farms. But with BTP, all users can stake coins, therefore, encouraging participation from more people and distribution of power throughout the network.
Resilience Against 51% Attacks
Centralization in PoW-based coins is an issue, as it leaves the network susceptible to a 51% attack, where one entity takes hold of 51% of the network hashrate. This person then has absolute power over the network and can manipulate transactions and block creation.
BitcoinPoS is resistant to 51% attacks, as the PoS protocol was designed to promote decentralization. BTP also uses a variation of the Proof of Stake model known as Mutualized Proof of Stake consensus, which is almost impossible to breach by an attacker, as it requires a lot of resources.
99% Reduction in Power Consumption
A PoS system does not need users to solve complex algorithms that are energy-consuming. This allows staking to be a more economical process of generating new BTP, using 99% less than Bitcoin mining.
Friendly to the Environment
All PoW mining operations are taxing on the environment because of its high energy consumption. Bitcoin PoS can function and issue new coins without the need for mining farms, and thus it is more eco-friendly.
Universally Accessible to Users
Setting up and managing a mining rig to mine Bitcoin is a big investment that not many people can afford. BTPs can be easily staked by all people, as a laptop or a personal computer is powerful enough to be used in staking.
Bitcoin Proof of Stake (BTP) allows all types of users to easily invest in a more efficient version of Bitcoin that carries with it all the perks of a PoS model.