Novel and generics pharma producer OncoGenerix and Alpha Capital LLC are launching a new injectable pharmaceutical factory in the US, both companies announced in a press release. The new production facility will be similar to the one that OncoGenerix already operates in China, the company stated. Alpha Capital LLC also said it is considering a Georgia Opportunity Zone as the location for the new plant. The output capacity of the new project is expected to reach 20 million vials of injectable oncology products and vaccines. OncoGenerix has recently completed a state-of-the-art pharmaceuticals factory in Mudanjiang Province, China.
The announcement follows an international capital raise that Alpha Capital, LLC initiated in May. The offering is a first-of-its-kind digital investment opportunity, which includes tokenized ownership of a pharmaceutical facility. Alpha Capital, LLC said it is offering up to 500 million ONGX Tokens at US $0.12 per token and a US onshore offering of shares in Alpha Capital’s special purpose vehicle. The ONGX Tokens are built on the ERC20 blockchain protocol, serve as a SAFE (simple agreement for future equity), and will be exchangeable at the option of the investor for equity-token securities..
“Our joint work with OncoGenerix is helping to bring new pharma production capacity to US soil. The planned facility will be able to alleviate substantial shortages, as well as increase injectable–liquids and vaccines–manufacturing capability. It’s been hard in the past for independent investors to enter the pharmaceutical industry as building pharma production capacity takes substantial investments of financial capital and time. Individual investors typically were only able to access this vertical via publicly traded securities. The ONGX Token makes it possible for individual investors to step in earlier, while reducing the investment ticket size by orders of magnitude,” said Alpha Capital LLC’s co-founder and CEO Colin Breeze.
“We are excited to extend our manufacturing capacity to the United States together with Alpha Capital and look forward to helping solve existing oncology drug shortages to support the US market,” said Oleksandr Zabudkin, CEO of OncoGenerix.
OncoGenerix’s manufacturing services include technical transfer, process development, scale-up, equipment and process validation, formulation, filling, lyophilization, inspection, labeling, and packaging. OncoGenerix combines sterile drug manufacturing to deliver compliant and cost-effective drug production.
Launch of First Ever XDB/ZUSD Pairing Announced to Support Global Gaming Industry
The XDB Foundation has recently announced the first pairing of XDB with the new Zytara Dollar (ZUSD) on global cryptocurrency markets. The Biki cryptocurrency exchange will be one of the first platforms to provide access to the XDB/ZUSD trading pair.
“We are really excited to see the debut listing of the XDB/ZUSD trading pair,” says Michael Gord, the XDB Foundation’s Managing Director, “Asia-Pacific accounts for a significant portion of the global gaming community, almost 50%, and BiKi is perfectly situated to support this geography. We’re really happy to welcome them into our partnership ecosystem.”
The protocol layer blockchain DigitalBits is designed to support branded stablecoins and other branded currencies across a variety of use cases, offering crucial support to the global esports industry. The platform solves many of the issues involved in global tournament prize payouts, as well as enabling around the clock real-time payment transfers and global monetization of in-game currencies. Developers will also be able to create programmable incentives for gamers, therefore increasing fan engagement.
Issued by a regulated financial institution, the ZUSD is designed as currency for the future of the gaming and esports industry and beyond. The programmable dollar moves anywhere in the world at the speed of the Internet, and is redeemable…
XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.
Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.
The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.
NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.
NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…
Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?
2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for. While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory. When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion. But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.
I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness. Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion. Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special. Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.
Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology
It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different. Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…