Japan – JCB expands partnership with Planet to deliver more choice for European merchants accepting payments both in-store and via digital channels

JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Planet, a global integrated payments leader, announced the expansion of their European partnership.

This new deal ensures Planet will perform as a JCB acquirer across European territories for both face-to-face and ecommerce transactions, including JCB Contactless, with J/Secure(TM) 2.0-enabled ecommerce to be offered online in early 2022.

Planet provides integrated digital payment services on a unique single platform that offers acquiring, processing, digital wallets, VAT refund and currency conversion services to merchants in the retail, hospitality, food and beverage, parking, and financial sectors. As of today, Planet serves over 70 markets, having over 100 bank partners, and over 600,000 merchant partners[1].

With many of Planet’s merchants in the hospitality, food, and beverage industries, JCB’s 140 million cardmembers will benefit from being able to enjoy travel-related and everyday spending when travelling to Europe when travel restrictions lift.

JCB and Planet first entered into partnership in 2003 and have since expanded to cover multiple regions including across Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

Nick Fisher, General Manager, Sales and Marketing UK, JCB International (Europe) Ltd., said: “As long-standing partners of Planet, we are honoured to be invited to join its new growth journey to strengthen Planet’s position as a competitive player in the European market. As Planet looks to grow its merchant base, it’s important that we ensure our partnership grows to offer our cardmembers even more opportunities to spend in Europe.”

Steve O’Donovan, Chief Payments Officer at Planet, said: “JCB has been a valued partner of ours for many years, connecting us with their 140 million global cardmembers who like to spend with our merchants. This new evolution of our partnership opens up even more opportunities for our merchants to accept payments and encourage spending.”

[1] ‘Planet at a glance’ section on Planet’s website – https://www.planetpayment.com/en/home/, Accessed 20.10.2021
JCB Contactless https://www.global.jcb/en/products/payment-solution/contactless/index.html
J/Secure(TM) https://www.global.jcb/en/products/security/jsecure/

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 36 million merchants across the world. JCB Cards are now issued mainly in Asian countries and territories with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality services and products to all customers worldwide. For more information: www.global.jcb/en/

About Planet

Planet is a revenue generating payments service and technology provider. Planet provides integrated digital payment services on a unique single platform that offers acquiring, processing, digital wallets, VAT refund and currency conversion services. Planet helps businesses meet the needs of their customers by simplifying complex payments, helping people spend freely. Planet serves 600,000 merchants and 100 partner banks across more than 70 markets on five continents. Planet is co-owned by Advent International and Eurazeo. Find out more here: https://www.planetpayment.com

JCB Press Office (JCB International/Europe)
Contact: India Stone, PR and Communications Executive
Email: istone@jcbeurope.eu
Phone: +44 020 7087 4754

JCB (Head Office in Japan)
Contact: Ayaka Nakajima
Email: jcb-pr@jcb.co.jp
Phone: +81 3 5778 8353

Planet Press contact:
Dan Purvis, Senior D

DefiHorse Partnership with Exnetwork Capital Announcement

Mahe, Seychelles, Nov 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – DefiHorse proudly announces the partnership with Exnetwork Capital as the strong backer and investor. This is the significant partnership that makes the project even more remarkable with the vision to make a revolution with a new concept Tap-To-Earn (T2E). With the rapid expansion of the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry has begun a new era of integrating nonfungible tokens (NFT), gaming, and farming principles in the form of play-to-earn (P2E) games. P2E games only began to develop actively this year, but there are already numerous alternatives for gameplay and storyline in P2E games.

DefiHorse believe that our partnership with Exnetwork Capital, a multi-faceted, hyper-connected organization that has a strong history of incubating, advising blockchain projects, will be long term and fruitful partnership. We are also amazed with the passion of Exnetwork Capital team about DefiHorse project which they not only invest but also incredibly support.

DefiHorse wants to lead the NFT metaverse horse game

DefiHorse is a horse racing Metaverse e-sports game built on Blockchain technology and NFTs. Players will be able to experience and enjoy horse racing on a whole new level when they enter DefiHorse. The game provides you with majestic legendary War Horses that you use to compete in infinite Cyberpunk horse races.

The TAP TO EARN system of DefiHorse allows users to directly interact with the game, improving the character’s experience. During the race, in addition to equipping items and breeding horses, players can interact with reality to help their steed outperform other competitors. There are also additional aspects in the game, such as the Horseverse, which lets users acquire land, buy stables, or choose and arrange their own horse races. Because this is a unique system that only DefiHorse has, this game is projected to become the next big thing in the world of NFT horse racing games.

About Exnetwork Capital

Exnetwork Capital is an investment firm focused on funding innovation in the decentralization movement. A hybrid fund, social network of investors and an incubator, Exnetwork Capital has been a key ingredient in the success of numerous projects launched since 2018.

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Media Contact
Lily, CMO, DefiHorse
Email: hello@DeFiHorse.com

Website: https://DeFiHorse.com

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Diversifi in Partnership with Cloverly Launched Green Crypto for Institutions

Diversifi, the first tech-driven crypto risk management platform for institutions, and Cloverly, a sustainability-as-a-service platform, cooperate on helping the crypto industry offset its environmental footprint. Diversifi automatically offsets the carbon footprint of crypto holders by calculating the carbon footprint and utilizing Cloverly?s carbon offset API. The offset addresses the impact of Bitcoin mining, Ether mining, and smart contracts execution, including minting NFTs.

“We remove the complexities from the process. We want crypto investment to be a safe, positive and responsible thing: we provide ways to hedge against risk and protect against losses without affecting the environment. No other company offers that,” says Eitan Katz, the CEO at Diversifi.

The service is available through the Diversifi platform dashboard. Users need to specify the amounts (BTC or ETH) they want to offset. The Diversifi platform calculates the costs and executes via the Cloverly API.

“The Cloverly team is very excited to be working with Diversifi. Combining crypto and sustainability is a much needed offering due to the energy-intensive nature of this industry. Diversifi are clearly thought-leaders in their space by bringing this offering to market.”

We welcome the shift of miners to more usage of renewable energy, as well as the move to less polluting consensus mechanisms (i.e. PoS). In the meantime, we invite every HODLer, trader, asset manager and miner to invest responsibly in more sustainable cryptocurrency. Funds, corporates, asset managers, family offices could already use the new service. To celebrate the launch, and for a limited period of time, Diversifi will not incur any additional fees other than the fees charged by its partners. The service is available today in every jurisdiction. Contact us to get access to it: diversi.fi.

About Diversifi

Diversifi offers financial institutions a risk management platform that includes sophisticated and
compliant financial products to address crypto volatility, risk and environmental impact. Its
mission is to enable and increase the adoption of crypto investments while reducing risk and the potential impact on the environment.

About Cloverly

Cloverly is a sustainability-as-a-service technology provider that makes it incredibly easy to bring innovative solutions to the market. Leveraging Cloverly’s carbon-offsetting API, businesses can integrate this offering with a wide variety of digital transactions to develop new solutions that bring sustainability front & center within the customer experience.

For inquiries:

Dan Bonnet – dan@cloverly.com
Aigerim Omarbekova – aigerim@diversi.fi

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BBC and Netflix Form Partnership to Develop and Co-Produce Shows From Disabled Creatives

The BBC and Netflix have formed a groundbreaking partnership to develop and fund new, ambitious dramas featuring disabled creatives both in front of and behind the camera. 

Building on the existing commitments of both the BBC and Netflix, the five year partnership has been designed to increase representation of disabled talent both on-screen and off-screen, to widen the range of stories produced and give disabled writers and creatives greater choice when it comes to the sort of stories they wish to tell.

The BBC and Netflix will consider projects from UK producers that have been created or co-created by writers who identify as deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent. All projects are to be created or co-created by deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers. Pitches can draw imaginatively on any genre, precinct or world. We are looking for ideas which feel ambitious and elevated, and which challenge the limits that the industry might unconsciously put on disability. The intention of the partnership is to firmly place the shows alongside our most talked about and original dramas already being developed.

All projects will be assessed and developed jointly, but the BBC will be the point of entry for all project submissions and pitches for the initiative. The BBC and Netflix will issue a creative brief and outline of the process which will be made available to all producers, alongside a webinar.

Piers Wenger, BBC Director of Drama, says: “Jack’s powerful, memorable MacTaggart has shone a revealing light onto the extent of the challenges faced by disabled creatives. We recognise the need for change and we hope that in coming together the BBC and Netflix have created a funding model which will help level the playing field for deaf, disabled and neurodivergent creators in the UK. We would like to thank Anne and her team for the readiness and vision they have shown in coming on board to develop this initiative with us

Anne Mensah, Netflix Vice President, Series, UK, said: “Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent creators are some of the least well represented groups on television in the UK.  Put simply, we want to change that fact.  Together with the BBC, we hope to help these creators to tell the biggest and boldest stories and speak to the broadest possible British and Global audience.  It’s been hugely exciting to develop this project with Piers Wenger and the BBC Drama team and we are incredibly passionate about the creative possibilities of this partnership.” 

Creative Brief

Our intention is to co-commission dramas which will place disability front and centre. We want to level the playing field in terms of opportunities available to deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent, and to increase the range, scope and ambition of stories featuring disability.  

Drawing imaginatively on any genre, precinct or world, we are looking for ideas which feel fresh and elevated and challenge any limits that the industry consciously or unconsciously puts upon disability. Returnability is desirable but not essential to all of the ideas – not least because the intention is to firmly place these shows at the core of our content and our audience’s hearts. 

We would like the pieces to be written, created or co-created by deaf, disabled or neurodivergent talent. Disability has been under-represented on screen and disabled talent under-represented off screen, for too long. This initiative is part of the wider work both Netflix and BBC are doing to deliver entertaining, celebratory work that is game-changing for representation and a must-see for our audiences.  

Please note this opportunity is open to eligible UK based production companies only (please see eligibility criteria below). If you are a writer with an idea or script or would like to find out more about how you can work with BBC drama, please see the working with writers page.

Submissions should be sent to BBCNetflixIdeas@bbc.co.uk 

All submissions will be reviewed by BBC Drama and Netflix and responses and feedback will be made jointly. 

This opportunity is for UK based independent production companies who have either had:

(a) A BBC TV commission in the last three years (including BBC Films shown on a BBC UK platform).

(b) A TV commission for original content from another major UK broadcaster or SVOD platform available in UK in the last three years.

Further details of a webinar briefing will be announced in due course.

The Partnership Between Rayco Wylie and Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is Making Construction All Over America Safer

 There’s no denying that construction is one of the most dangerous fields to work in. A survey of the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed the 34 most dangerous jobs in America, and most of them had to do with construction. Some of these jobs included construction workers, construction equipment operators, operating engineers at construction sites, construction trade helpers, construction supervisors and roofing contractors.

One of the most crucial yet dangerous aspects of construction is the operation of cranes. Data from BLS reveals that hundreds of deaths and injuries occur every year due to crane-related accidents. However, CWSA, short for Crane Warning Systems Atlanta, is doing commendable work by partnering with RaycoWylie to ensure that every crane in America is equipped with crane safety products.

When asked about CWSA’s mission to promote crane safety, a company representative said, “Our mission from the beginning has been to make sure that every crane has a crane warning system. Our partnership with Rayco Wylie, a pioneer and industry leader in crane safety equipment, allows us to distribute specialized crane safety equipment all over America. We believe that the loss of life and revenue due to crane-related accidents are absolutely avoidable. Our product lineup features ATB warning systems, wind speed indicators, load indicating systems as well as other safety equipment that are helping make cranes around America safer as well as more efficient.”

Rayco Wylie has been a leader and innovator in the global crane monitoring system industry with almost nine decades of experience. The company focuses on developing lasting partnerships with its clients by designing crane indicators to meet the specific requirements of the industry. Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is the largest and the oldest national distributor for RaycoWylie products in the US.

CWSA offers parts, service, sales, and support to a variety of clients all over the US. From ATB warning systems to Load Moment Indicators, CWSA is home to state-of-the-art Rayco Wylie products. The company also offers instruction manuals and troubleshooting help in their support section and free quotes for anyone interested in doing business with them.

About the Company

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is a crane safety instrumentation and service provider for parts and products created by Rayco Wylie. It has been the national distributor for Rayco Wylie products for two decades and is their largest distributor. The company provides different construction sites across the United States with technologically advanced crane indicators and warning systems. They also pride themselves on providing budget-friendly options for their clients’ safety needs as well as technical support on their website.

Contact Information

Website: www.cranewarningsystemsatlanta.com

Email Address: sales@cwsa.biz

Direct Phone Number: 1-770-888-8083

Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-877-672-2951

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta

Jeff Beardsley



Address: 6175 Hickory Flat Highway,

Suite No 110-376

Canton, GA 30115, United States



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