Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Chainalysis launches sanctions screening tools for the crypto industry

Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced the accelerated launch of two sanctions screening tools – an on-chain oracle available today and an API expected to launch next month – for the cryptocurrency industry free of charge. As countries around the world continue to leverage economic sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, decentralised web3 groups like DEXs, DeFi platforms, DAOs, and DApp developers are searching for lightweight tools to help them and their customers comply with sanctions policies.

Rimini Street hires Kevin Hooper as GVP and GM for Americas region

Rimini Street, Inc., a third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, announced that veteran Kevin N. Hooper has joined the company as group vice president and regional general manager for the Americas Central Region, reporting to Emmanuel Richard, senior vice president and general manager of the Americas Theatre. Hooper will oversee Rimini Street’s operations in the region, which include marketing, demand generation, sales (new, cross-sale, and renewal), client success and extraordinary service delivery.

New report: Cyber threat rises as criminals and state actors collaborate

FS-ISAC, the global cyber intelligence sharing community solely focused on financial services, announced the findings of its annual Global Intelligence Office report, Navigating Cyber 2022. The report found that the rapid digitization of the financial services sector has led to a rise in global cyber threats in 2021, specifically the acceleration of high-profile cyber-attacks targeting third-party suppliers and critical zero-day vulnerabilities. This led FS-ISAC to increase its Regional Cyber Threat Levels an unprecedented three times in 2021.

Peru’s participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai culminates in a Gold Award

Peru’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai culminated with a major win at Expo 2020 Dubai: Peru was awarded Gold for Self-Built Pavilion in Category B (between 1,750 and 2,500 M2). This top prize rewarded the "Timeless Peru" concept, a synthesis of historical and diverse richness, reported the Commission for the Promotion of Exports and Tourism, PROMPERÚ.

Fintech PayRetailers acquires Chile’s Paygol and Colombia’s Pago Digital

PayRetailers, a FinTech payment specialist, announced the acquisition of two online payments platforms, Chile’s Paygol and Colombia’s Pago Digital. The deals strengthen PayRetailers’ depth as it moves to realise the potential of e-commerce payments across Latin America. Paygol and Pago Digital fit PayRetailers’ acquisition criteria, providing innovative tech and financial product suites, a clear client focus, robust financial safeguards and cross border payment capabilities — alongside presence within, and understanding of, local markets.

Brand Jamaica predicted to leverage opportunities for manufacturers

Brand Jamaica will be highlighted at the 126th staging of Penn Relays, which will be held from April 28-30, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Five Jamaican manufacturers, Annilu Ltd, Herboo, King’s Jamaican Health and Wellness, Bresheh, and Shavuot International, will chat with buyers and retailers to promote their products thus increase Jamaica’s export sales. The trade mission is taking place as part of the export development programme Export Max III, which is led by JAMPRO, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA). The event will highlight the island’s diverse manufacturing sector, and the products that are available for export.

With two top attractions in the new 7 wonders, Peru is a bucket-list pick

Chosen by over 100 million votes from across the globe in 2007, the New 7 Wonders of the World are the impressive landmarks and popular attractions. One of them, and perhaps the most mythical, is Machu Picchu. The citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru, was discovered in 1902 by Agustín Lizárraga and made known to the world in 1911 by Hiram Bingham.

Jamaica plots more sustainable and innovative investments in 2022

As Jamaica pursues its Vision 2030 development plan which will transform the island’s economy, the country’s gov't continues to seek innovative investments that can accelerate economic growth. These investment projects will not only provide economic rewards, but will also be sustainable, create new avenues for development in communities, towns, and cities, and will lead to significant improvement in Jamaica’s overall business environment.

GC Aesthetics® announces its expansion into the Brazilian market

GC Aesthetics®, Inc. (GCA), a privately-held medical tech firm providing Women Healthcare Aesthetic and Reconstructive Solutions, has announced today, its growth and expansion plans for the Brazilian market, the second largest Breast Augmentation market in the world. GC Aesthetics® has been executing an ambitious journey repositioning the brand and portfolio to offer a smart, unique, and clinically proven safe range of products to meet the needs of Brazilian women and surgeons. The Brazilian growth strategy includes 2 main pillars.