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Cycling Apparel Brand De Marchi Collaborates with BlockStar to Auction Fausto Coppi’s Cycling Jersey Using Blockchain Technology

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The winner of this first-of-its-kind auction will receive the authenticated physical replica jersey in addition to a unique, certified digital version

SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–De Marchi, iconic cycling apparel brand, and one of the world’s oldest cycling clothing companies, will auction the world’s only authentic replica of Fausto Coppi’s 1953 De Marchi jersey. The sale of the jersey recently created by the legacy company will be auctioned in September using BlockStar’s blockchain platform which will authenticate the physical jersey while providing the first branded digital apparel twin. The highest bidder will receive the first, and only, physical replica of the 1953 Coppi original jersey as well as the exclusive rights to the digital rendering of the original jersey. This digital twin will allow the winner to guarantee the authenticity of both the physical jersey, as well as to give the purchaser the ability to utilize the digital version in an array of digital environments.

Fausto Coppi, better known as Il Campionissimo, was the most accomplished cyclist of his time. His accolades include being a two-time winner of the Tour de France (1949, 1952) and a five-time winner of the Giro d’Italia (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953). The original jersey was created by Elda De Marchi to honor Coppi’s Road World Championship win in 1953, before it vanished for 60 years until being rediscovered in 2015. While the original jersey is now housed in Italy’s Museo Ghisallo, the now 88-year-old Elda De Marchi has sewn a replica of the one-of-a-kind jersey using the same materials, colors, dimensions, and relic look, giving one individual the chance to own a piece of cycling history.

De Marchi CEO Mauro Coccia says, “The De Marchi brand is proud to pay tribute to Italy’s greatest cyclist by harnessing BlockStar’s world-class technology to provide the winner with an authenticated, dual ownership of a true cycling artifact. This auction is a unique opportunity to collect not only the only authorized and one-of-a-kind physical replica of Fausto Coppi’s jersey, but also the digital rights to the piece.”

Counterfeit goods, representing approximately 7% of the $1.8 trillion of annual global trade, have plagued countless industries, with art and rare goods being no exception. A lack of transparency in the provenance of goods has created a major roadblock in consumer confidence and the purchase of high-value, unique goods. Through a partnership with IBM, BlockStar will use its blockchain-based proprietary platform to issue a Digital Authentic Good (DAG) token capable of both verifying the authenticity of the physical product and also storing the unique, certified, digital representation of Coppi’s original jersey. This digital twin of the actual original 1953 jersey will be readable via a digital wallet inside the winner profile page. The sole authorized duplicate will be irreproducible, confirming true ownership of the famous jersey.

Blockstar CEO Christian Ferri says, “As we prepare to launch this historic event, we are eager to kick off the next generation of brand-authenticated digital good sales. Both buyers and brands recognize how our blockchain-based platform can be used not only to guarantee the authenticity of physical goods, but also to provide customers with a certified, non-duplicable, digital twin that opens up an endless highway of opportunities in the digital world, such as in gaming, VR, social media and more fields we have not even entered yet.”

The official launch will take place on September 4 at EuroBike 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, at 5:00 pm CET, where a press news conference with De Marchi CEO, BlockStar CEO, and Fausto Coppi’s son, Fausto Coppi Jr. will kick-off this first of its kind auction. Following, a countdown and ringing of the bell by Fausto Coppi Jr. will symbolize the official start of the online auction which will run for seven days until September 11 at 5:00pm CET.

In addition to traditional currency, the auction will also accept several cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and USD Coin. Blockstar and De Marchi have partnered with Quantstamp, a leading blockchain security firm, to enhance the security of the smart contracts and website underpinning the sale. Quantstamp has secured over a billion dollars of digital asset value through their audits to date, and has helped a broad range of enterprise companies deploy blockchain solutions.

The auction will be limited to a small group of pre-registered bidders. To learn more, be a member of the pre-registered bidders, and stay up-to-date, sign up at De Marchi’s webpage for the auction.

About De Marchi

De Marchi is a premium Italian sportswear manufacturer and one of the oldest known cycling clothing brands, with more than 75 years of experience. No other brand has contributed equally to the evolution of cycling clothing, introducing many of the innovations that changed it forever, like the tubular weaving, the zipper use instead of buttons, the first elastic chamois for cycling shorts. It is no coincidence that many of the greatest champions such as Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Louison Bobet and Jacques Anquetil have been wearing cycling clothing from De Marchi.

About BlockStar

BlockStar is the first company bridging the physical and digital worlds with Digital Authentic Goods™, next-generation technology that empowers brands through product authentication, deeper consumer engagement, and secure monetization of their brand in the digital frontier.

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Sense.Chat – A Secure Way To Chat & Earn

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Sense.Chat Launches A Secure Messenger & EOS Wallet Utilizing Blockchain Technology

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SENSE #EOSAvailable now on Android and iOS, Sense.Chat allows you to securely chat and transact with your friends, family, and even strangers in the global messenger community. The Sense.Chat Encryption Protocol uses advanced cryptography combined with the EOS Blockchain to deliver messages so that users will be able to maintain their privacy in an unparalleled, highly secure application. Within seconds, users can create a private account with no phone number or email required, start chatting, and share cryptocurrencies with the built-in digital wallet.

“The world is becoming decentralized. I am excited to support this amazing application. Sense.Chat improves human connections by allowing private, seamless messaging and payments,” said Tim Draper, notable investor and Director of the Board of Sense Chat Labs.

Sense.Chat is a dApp (decentralized application) built on EOSIO software, initially created by Block.One, whose CTO Daniel Larimer is a known pioneer of scalable blockchain technology. His product developments are the most successful social blockchain solutions created to date and now he is continuing his work with Voice.

Features & Benefits of Sense.Chat

–Private Messaging: Video and text chat with your friends and family securely using our advanced encryption protocol. We never read or censor your messages, unlike WeChat.

–Crypto Wallet: Send, receive, and store cryptocurrencies while you chat.

–Super Secure: Each party can encrypt messages with public keys in a true peer-to-peer connection. Only you and your contact can decrypt messages.

-Public Channels: Discover exciting conversations, new friends and earn SENSE tokens by chatting in public channels.

-Secure Connection: Chat in real time video and audio calls, connected over data or wifi with no carrier fees.

“You shouldn’t have to compromise your digital self to have a conversation online,” said Sense.Chat CEO Crystal Rose. “With blockchain technology, the digital world can react in the same way as the physical world. Conversations on Sense.Chat are like having a conversation in real life. No middlemen spying on your messages or selling your data.”

Sense.Chat is available on iOS and Android.

Please visit www.sense.chat for more information on Sense.Chat, videos, screenshots, social media, press and more.

ABOUT SENSE

Sense Chat Labs, a venture-backed technology company with investors such as Draper Associates, builds tools for connecting humans worldwide and exchanging value in real time. Its main application, Sense.Chat, is the first of its kind: a truly private, crypto-enabled video messenger.

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Photos of the Back-to-School Event at Nintendo NY Store Are Available on Business Wire’s Website

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Photos of the Back-to-School Event at Nintendo NY Store Are Available on Business Wire’s Website

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, families line up to celebrate the start of the back-to-school season during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Aug. 18, 2019.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Emily S, age 12, celebrates the back-to-school season with the Super Mario Maker 2 game during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Aug. 18, 2019. Super Mario Maker 2 is now available for the Nintendo Switch system.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, siblings Gavin, age 9, Glen, age 7, and Grace, age 5, with Maximo J., age 7, participate in a Super Mario Maker 2 Puzzle Challenge during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Aug. 18, 2019. Super Mario Maker 2 is now available for the Nintendo Switch system.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, families celebrate the back-to-school season with a Nintendo Labo: VR Kit demonstration led by teacher Bill Vacca of Bradt Primary School in New York, showing Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage where players can use their imagination to invent new ways to play. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is now available for the Nintendo Switch system.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, families celebrate the back-to-school season with fun school-themed activities and hands-on time with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Aug. 18, 2019. Nintendo Labo offers kids the opportunity to make, play and discover as they go into the new school year. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is now available for the Nintendo Switch system.

Restrict display of VR images for children 6 and under by accessing the in-game settings using the goggles icon. Nintendo Switch system required (sold separately). Parental supervision recommended.

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SAEX FILING NOTICE: Rosen, A Top Ranked Law Firm, Files First Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against SAExploration Holdings, Inc Seeking Recovery of Investor Losses – SAEX

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX) from March 15, 2016 through August 15, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for SAExploration investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the SAExploration class action, go to https://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1657.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. AN INVESTOR’S ABILITY TO SHARE IN ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOVERY IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON SERVING AS LEAD PLAINTIFF.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company improperly did not classify Alaska Seismic Ventures, LLC (“ASV”) as a variable interest entity; (2) the Company had a controlling financial interest in ASV, which required the Company to consolidate ASV in its financial statements; (3) the Company had deficient internal controls over financial reporting; (4) these practices were likely to lead to an investigation of the Company by the SEC; (5) SAExploration would be forced to delay the filing of its quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2019; and (6) as a result, Defendants’ statements about SAExploration’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 17, 2019. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to https://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1657.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm.

Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors.

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The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.

Laurence Rosen, Esq.

Phillip Kim, Esq.

275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Tel: (212) 686-1060

Toll Free: (866) 767-3653

Fax: (212) 202-3827

lrosen@rosenlegal.com

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cases@rosenlegal.com

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