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World’s First E-Money License for Blockchains Issued to Monerium

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Announcement to be made at The Future of Money: Central Bank Digital
Currency Conference in Stockholm

REYKJAVIK, Iceland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BlockchainMonerium
ehf. has received a license from the Financial Supervisory Authority of
Iceland to issue e-money on blockchains through its subsidiary, Monerium
EMI ehf. The full license is the world’s first e-money license for
blockchains issued under EU e-money regulations. The license is
passportable within the largest global economic zone, the European
Economic Area, and to external jurisdictions subject to regulatory
approval and destination country regulations.

Designed as a digital alternative to cash, e-money is a proven framework
for digital fiat currency already in use for pre-paid cards and mobile
wallets. By issuing e-money on blockchains, Monerium removes the need
for intermediaries and provides the ability to automate financial
transactions in many sectors, including payments, trade finance,
securities settlement, and ecommerce. At the same time, e-money on
blockchains extends Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of online peer-to-peer
currency transactions to a regulated form of digital fiat currency.

Founded in 2015 by four repeat entrepreneurs with experience from
finance and technology, Monerium has received seed investments from
ConsenSys, Crowberry Capital, and private investors. Prior to the
e-money application, the company founders authored a commissioned report
on blockchains and financial services for an European financial
institution and developed a pilot for tokenizing fiat currency in
collaboration with ConsenSys.

Jon Helgi Egilsson, co-founder, chairman and former chairman of the
supervisory board of the Central Bank of Iceland, will announce the
license in Stockholm on June 15 at The Future of Money: Central Bank
Digital Currency Conference
, saying, “Monerium e-money encompasses
the benefits of programmable money on blockchain, in addition to being
the closest form of central bank money there is – based on a proven EU
regulatory framework.”

“Receiving an e-money license is a major milestone towards achieving our
goal of making digital currency accessible, secure, and simple to
transact,” states Sveinn Valfells, CEO and co-founder. “To support our
e-money issuance, we have developed a digital banking platform that is
compatible with all leading blockchain protocols and extensible to other
clients and financial services. Our platform is based on open standards
and designed to support decentralized financial applications.”

Monerium is currently entering closed beta with initial customers and
partners. The company plans to partner with distributed application
developers and blockchain platform providers to make e-money available
to consumers and enterprises across borders and protocols.

Together with Monerium CTO and co-founder Gisli Kristjánsson, Valfells
will announce the closed beta and partnership programs at Copenhagen
FinTech Week on June 18th.

About Monerium

Monerium is a financial technology company with the mission of making
digital currency accessible, secure, and simple to transact. Using
Monerium e-money, individuals and non-financial enterprises can store
and send digital currency on blockchains without going through
traditional financial institutions. Monerium was founded in 2015 by a
team with diverse backgrounds, including central banking, finance,
blockchain, and cloud services. The company has raised $2M in funding
from ConsenSys, Crowberry Capital, Hof Holdings, and private investors.

Contacts

For media enquiries:
Chris McClure, +1 (580) 448-2841
press@monerium.com

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INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation on Behalf of Ameris Bancorp Investors

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BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ABCB–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf of Ameris Bancorp (“Ameris” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ABCB) investors concerning the Company and its officers’ possible violations of federal securities laws.

On November 21, 2019, after the market closed, the Company disclosed that it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) requesting documents and materials related to the purchase of US Premium Finance and the sale of certain loans to CEBV LLC. Additionally, Ameris Bank, the banking subsidiary of the Company, received a grand jury subpoena from the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell sharply during afterhours trading, thereby injuring investors.

If you purchased Ameris securities, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

Contacts

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

Howard G. Smith, Esquire

215-638-4847

888-638-4847

howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
www.howardsmithlaw.com

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INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation on Behalf of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Investors

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BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$FCAU–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“Fiat” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FCAU) investors concerning the Company and its officers’ possible violations of federal securities laws.

On November 20, 2019, General Motors Company (“GM”) filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat and its former executives, accusing Fiat of bribing United Auto Workers (“UAW”) officials to receive more favorable terms in labor negotiations. The lawsuit alleged that the scheme was authorized at the highest levels of Fiat Chrysler, including the Company’s late Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne.

On this news, Fiat’s stock price fell $0.58 per share, or nearly 4%, to close at $15.00 per share on November 20, 2019.

If you purchased Fiat securities, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

Howard G. Smith, Esquire

215-638-4847

888-638-4847

howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
www.howardsmithlaw.com

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Amartus Wins “Service Assurance Implementation” Award for MEF 19 Proof of Concept

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Company worked with leading carriers and solution vendors on the award-winning LSO Sonata and Blockchain-based proof of concept (PoC) demonstration that debuted during the event in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amartus, a leading innovator in inter-provider business negotiation systems and network automation software solutions, today announced it has been awarded an MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept award in the Service Assurance Implementation category as part of the MEF19 event, held 18-22 November 2019 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles.

The MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept (PoC) awards recognize leadership and innovation in nine major categories in the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF19. 46 companies participated in 15 PoCs this year. Amartus was announced as a winner during a special MEF 3.0 PoC awards ceremony on 20 November in the MEF19 Networking Hall.

Amartus’ PoC was developed in collaboration with network provider partners Sparkle, TATA Communications, Colt, and PCCW Global with solution vendors Clear and Accedian. The open, multi-carrier, multi-vendor proof of concept (PoC) showcase was titled Dynamic Connectivity and Commerce Enabled by MEF 3.0 and Blockchain.

The PoC demonstrates the combined use of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata and distributed ledger technology (DLT)/Blockchain to automate the end-to-end quote to cash process for on-demand inter-carrier MEF 3.0 connectivity services.

“This PoC builds on last year’s award-winning MEF 18 Fulfillment & Activation PoC, adding DLT/Blockchain technologies for automated settlement and billing to complete the full negotiation life-cycle,” said Michael Kearns, founder of Amartus. “Amartus has been a MEF member for a decade, actively contributing to MEF’s flagship initiatives and it is an honor to be recognized with this award.”

For more information, visit https://amartus.com/dynamic-connectivity-and-commerce-enabled-by-mef-3-0-and-blockchain-2/.

About Amartus

Amartus is a leading innovator in inter-provider business negotiation systems & network automation, providing both solutions and expert services to ICT providers & vendors. The company was established in 2003 by leading experts from the field of network management and networking and since then has provided expert professional services to leading telecom service providers, network and B-OSS vendors. We are industry-recognized as a leading innovator in network transformation, underpinned by network orchestration, automation, SDN, and NFV. Amartus is an active contributor to leading industry bodies, such as MEF, TMF, ONAP, ETSI, GLF, and OpenDaylight. For more information, visit www.amartus.com.

Contacts

David Rodewald

The David James Agency

805.494.9508

amartus@davidjamesagency.com

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