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  23. <title>CNBV Authorizes the First Fintech Companies in 2024</title>
  24. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/cnbv-authorizes-fintech-companies-2024/</link>
  25. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Harris]]></dc:creator>
  26. <pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 15:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  28. <category><![CDATA[CNBV]]></category>
  29. <category><![CDATA[Electronic Payment Fund Institution]]></category>
  30. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  31. <category><![CDATA[Mexican fintech company]]></category>
  32. <category><![CDATA[Pago Confiado]]></category>
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  35. <description><![CDATA[The CNBV authorizes Pago Confiado, based in Guanajuato, as the first Financial Technology Institution (IFPE) in 2024, bringing the total authorized fintech firms in Mexico to 76 under the Fintech Law. Pago Confiado, registered since September 2022, focuses on providing financial services to Mexican migrants in the United States and their families in Mexico.]]></description>
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  37. <p>The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) published the official letter for the authorization of an Electronic Payment Fund Institution (IFPE), it is the first <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/kamipay-charge-reals-digital-dollars/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">Financial Technology Institution</a> of 2024 to obtain the endorsement and whose official letter was published this Tuesday in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF).</p>
  38.  
  39.  
  40.  
  41. <p>Read more about the authorization given to companies by the CNBV in Mexico, and find the latest <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">business news</a> of the day with our companion app Born2Invest.</p>
  42.  
  43.  
  44.  
  45. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">CNBV authorized Pago Confiado to operate as a fintech company in Mexico</h3>
  46.  
  47.  
  48.  
  49. <p>This is Pago Confiado, a firm based in Guanajuato that joins a universe that amounts to 76 firms that are already authorized under the terms of the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions, also known as the Fintech Law.</p>
  50.  
  51.  
  52.  
  53. <p>“The members of the Interinstitutional Committee, in accordance with Articles 11 and 35 of the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions, unanimously agreed to grant authorization for the organization and operation of an Electronic Payment Fund Institution to be called Pago Confident”, can be read in the letter.</p>
  54.  
  55.  
  56.  
  57. <p>Pago Confiado is an entity registered in the Public Registry of Commerce since September 2022, its main shareholders include Deirdre García Cienfuegos and the company Fiado, which is part of a conglomerate of the same name that offers financial services to both Mexican migrants in the United States and their families in Mexico.</p>
  58.  
  59.  
  60.  
  61. <p>On the other hand, in the Catalog of the Financial System, the Lendera Collective Financing Institution (IFC) is already listed, although its office has not yet been published in the DOF, its status in the catalog is authorized, that is, it has not yet started activities. </p>
  62.  
  63.  
  64.  
  65. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">54 institutions are already authorized by the CNBV </h3>
  66.  
  67.  
  68.  
  69. <p>Director of business and personal banking at Hey Banco to continue growing and developing products and services, according to information published on its website. If Lendera&#8217;s authorization is published in the coming days, the regulated universe would amount to 77 Financial Technology Institutions, with 52 IFPEs and 24 IFCs.</p>
  70.  
  71.  
  72.  
  73. <p>The average time for the process to be regulated, from the request to the publication of the official letter in the DOF, is 796 days.</p>
  74.  
  75.  
  76.  
  77. <p>__</p>
  78.  
  79.  
  80.  
  81. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/woman-holding-android-smartphone-0IVop5v4MMU" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jonas Leupe</a> via <a href="https://unsplash.com/license" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unsplash</a>)</em></p>
  82.  
  83.  
  84.  
  85. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a target="_blank" href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  86.  
  87.  
  88.  
  89. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a target="_blank" href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  90.  
  91.  
  92.  
  93. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/sectorfinanciero/CNBV-autoriza-a-las-primeras-fintech-del-2024-20240227-0096.html" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">EL ECONOMISTA</a></em>.<em> A third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.</em></p>
  94.  
  95.  
  96.  
  97. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
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  101. <title>The CNMV Warns of the Risk of Crypto Assets Despite Its Regulation</title>
  102. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/cnmv-warns-risk-crypto-assets-regulation/</link>
  103. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Valerie Harrison]]></dc:creator>
  104. <pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  105. <category><![CDATA[Crypto]]></category>
  106. <category><![CDATA[CNMV]]></category>
  107. <category><![CDATA[crypto assets]]></category>
  108. <category><![CDATA[European regulation]]></category>
  109. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  110. <category><![CDATA[MiCA regulation]]></category>
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  112.  
  113. <description><![CDATA[The CNMV plans specific and intensive training in 2024 on cryptoassets and MiCA Regulation for its technicians responsible for supervision. This includes internal programs and working groups. The CNMV aims to protect retail investors, incorporate sustainable finance, and exercise new supervisory powers derived from cryptoasset and cybersecurity regulations. ]]></description>
  114. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  115. <p>The issuance of <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/brussels-legislative-proposal-crypto-assets/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">crypto assets</a> will begin to be regulated in December 2024 with the entry into application of the MiCA Regulation. With this European regulation, entities that offer services related to these products will also be regulated. </p>
  116.  
  117.  
  118.  
  119. <p>This standard will require the establishment of a new supervisory framework for these products, which must be applied with a homogeneous supervisory approach at the European level. Despite this regulation, the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) warns of the risks of investing in these assets.</p>
  120.  
  121.  
  122.  
  123. <p>Read more about the CNMV regulation on the crypto assets and find the latest <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">business news</a> of the day with the Born2Invest mobile app.</p>
  124.  
  125.  
  126.  
  127. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">The CNMV customer service telephone service remains unawarded due to lack of offers</h3>
  128.  
  129.  
  130.  
  131. <p>The supervisor warns that, although it is a regulated investment, the risks still exist and above all he sends this message to retail investors, since when MiCA comes into operation, many well-known entities can market this product to their clients. For this reason, Rodrigo Buenaventura, president of the CNMV, explained that one of the institution&#8217;s objectives in 2024 will be the training of the team and retail investors.</p>
  132.  
  133.  
  134.  
  135. <p>For the CNMV, MiCA is complex due to its technological components and is based on new business models and financial proposals that evolve rapidly. During 2023, general training was offered to all CNMV technicians, so in 2024 specific and intensive training on cryptoassets and the MiCA Regulation will be carried out for the technicians who will be responsible for supervising the different areas of this regulation. </p>
  136.  
  137.  
  138.  
  139. <p>To this end, a specific and long-term internal program will be organized in order to delve deeper into these matters for the future supervision of cryptoasset markets and service providers (CASP) by the CNMV.</p>
  140.  
  141.  
  142.  
  143. <p>In parallel, working groups will be organized with the sector to achieve practical training aimed at the application of the MiCA Regulation, which will allow the CNMV to know in detail the operation of the CASP , along with the issuance processes of cryptoassets and the different business models.</p>
  144.  
  145.  
  146.  
  147. <p>&#8220;Protection of the retail investor, focused on ensuring that the marketing of products clearly warns of the associated risks, the correct incorporation of sustainable finance into the financial sector and the new supervisory powers derived from the regulations on cryptoassets and on cybersecurity,&#8221; Buenaventura explained in the presentation of the CNMV&#8217;s 2024 Activity Plan. The institution assures that the regulation of these assets will increase interest in them , so we will have to be more vigilant.</p>
  148.  
  149.  
  150.  
  151. <p>The CNMV activity plan published this Tuesday explains that in the field of cryptoassets, the risks come, among other issues, from the very nature of these assets and their possible use in illicit activities in a non-existent regulatory framework or in development. At the same time, its presence in investors&#8217; portfolios and the growing interest on the part of providers in its offer and services is undeniable (the BME Clearing market infrastructure itself was authorized last year to expand its clearing services and include in its offering futures on indices linked to bitcoin and Ethereum).</p>
  152.  
  153.  
  154.  
  155. <p>At this time, in addition to monitoring possible risks to the financial stability of these assets, the sector is at a key regulatory moment in Europe, that of the implementation phase of the MiCA Regulation. In this case, it is essential that all market participants and the authorities themselves prepare appropriately in this period prior to the full application of the regulation.</p>
  156.  
  157.  
  158.  
  159. <p>The president added that the regulation enters at the end of this year, but the objective of the CNMV is to anticipate and carry out a series of activities to &#8220;try to grease the process as much as possible. &#8220;In addition, he pointed out that the goal is to soften the processes of approaching regulated entities to see the demand of those that want to be regulated to issue and &#8220;prepare ourselves for this.&#8221;</p>
  160.  
  161.  
  162.  
  163. <p>This new regulation (the MiCA regulation) involves several actions, among which the preparation for the supervision of market abuse in the negotiation of cryptoassets subject to the regulation stands out; management for the receipt of documentation for emissions; or interaction with the sector to anticipate interest in the provision of cryptoasset services.</p>
  164.  
  165.  
  166.  
  167. <p>Likewise , the CNMV pointed out that attention must be intensified to risks that arise outside the supervisor&#8217;s powers, such as in the provision of cross-border services or services intentionally designed to evade supervision, which will require collaboration with other supervisors. While the complete regulatory framework is built, the CNMV will maintain its policy of issuing warnings and alerts about the risks of these products and controlling their advertising, which will continue to be unregulated or supervised in 2024.</p>
  168.  
  169.  
  170.  
  171. <p>While the MiCA regulation arrives, the price of bitcoin is around $57,000 (52,458 euros) for the first time since the end of 2021 after being supported by investor demand through exchange-traded spot bitcoin ETF funds, as well as by MicroStrategy&#8217;s purchases of 3,000 bitcoin for 155 million dollars (142.72 million euros). Bitcoin has improved its value by 33.9% since the beginning of 2023, recovering from a collapse of 64% in 2022, although it is still below the historical maximum of almost 69,000 dollars (63,535 euros) reached in November 2021.</p>
  172.  
  173.  
  174.  
  175. <p><em>__</em></p>
  176.  
  177.  
  178.  
  179. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/coins-on-top-of-a-laptop-6770774/" class="ek-link broken_link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alesia Kozik</a> via <a href="https://www.pexels.com/license/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pexels</a>)</em></p>
  180.  
  181.  
  182.  
  183. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  184.  
  185.  
  186.  
  187. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  188.  
  189.  
  190.  
  191. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://www.elindependiente.com/economia/2024/02/28/cnmv-riesgos-criptoactivos-regulacion/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EL INDEPENDIENTE</a>. A third-party contributor translated and adapted the articles from the originals. In case of discrepancy, the originals will prevail.</em></p>
  192.  
  193.  
  194.  
  195. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
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  197. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-alesia-kozik-6770774-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by Alesia Kozik via Pexels)</photo_credit><tags>CNMV,crypto assets,European regulation,featured,MiCA regulation</tags> </item>
  198. <item>
  199. <title>The Czech Economic Council Calls for the Creation of a Legal Cannabis Market</title>
  200. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/nerv-czech-council-legal-cannabis-market/</link>
  201. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Arturo Garcia]]></dc:creator>
  202. <pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  203. <category><![CDATA[Cannabis]]></category>
  204. <category><![CDATA[Czech Republic]]></category>
  205. <category><![CDATA[Czech Republic cannabis legalization]]></category>
  206. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  207. <category><![CDATA[NERV]]></category>
  208. <category><![CDATA[regulated cannabis market]]></category>
  209. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622463</guid>
  210.  
  211. <description><![CDATA[NERV's recommendation is an important step towards changing the approach to cannabis in the Czech Republic. The introduction of a legal market can bring significant economic and social benefits but requires careful planning and implementation. The final shape of the regulations and their impact on Czech society remain open and will depend on the outcome of ongoing negotiations and future political decisions.]]></description>
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  213. <p>The National Economic Council of the Czech Republic (NERV) has issued a recommendation to the government that may significantly contribute to changing the economic and social landscape. </p>
  214.  
  215.  
  216.  
  217. <p>The council, which serves as an independent advisory body, highlighted the need to create a <a aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://born2invest.com/articles/medical-cannabis-sector-spain-suffers/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">regulated cannabis market</a> as one of the key steps to stimulate economic growth in the Czech Republic . This proposal is among 37 recommendations that NERV presented with the hope of revitalizing the Czech economy.</p>
  218.  
  219.  
  220.  
  221. <p>Read more about NERV and the creation of a legal cannabis market in the Czech Republic and find the latest <a aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=im.hemp" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">cannabis news</a> of the day with the Hemp.im mobile app.</p>
  222.  
  223.  
  224.  
  225. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">NERV&#8217;s position on the legalization of cannabis </h3>
  226.  
  227.  
  228.  
  229. <p>NERV argues that current law and criminal rules regarding the possession and use of cannabis need to be updated. The council&#8217;s recommendation clearly states the need to introduce a &#8221; legal and regulated cannabis market.&#8221;</p>
  230.  
  231.  
  232.  
  233. <p>Such a step would not only reduce crime related to the illegal trade in cannabis, but also open new economic opportunities, including increasing revenues to the state budget from taxation.</p>
  234.  
  235.  
  236.  
  237. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Expectations vs. reality: draft legalization bill</h3>
  238.  
  239.  
  240.  
  241. <p>In January, there were expectations that the Czech government would present a bill that would introduce a regulated cannabis market. However, the presented bill did not include provisions on the retail sale of cannabis, which experts and supporters of legalization had previously hoped for. </p>
  242.  
  243.  
  244.  
  245. <p>Instead, the focus was on legalizing the possession of cannabis for personal use, growing hemp at home and creating the so-called Cannabis Social Clubs, which is an approach similar to that taken in Germany and Malta.</p>
  246.  
  247.  
  248.  
  249. <figure class="wp-block-image size-full caption-align-center"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="640" height="427" src="https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-yash-lucid-1466335.jpg" alt="NERV" class="wp-image-622478" srcset="https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-yash-lucid-1466335.jpg 640w, https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-yash-lucid-1466335-300x200.jpg 300w, https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-yash-lucid-1466335-100x67.jpg 100w, https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-yash-lucid-1466335-272x182.jpg 272w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><figcaption class="wp-element-caption"><em>NERV argues that current law and criminal rules regarding the possession and use of cannabis need to be updated. <a aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photo-of-kush-on-glass-container-1466335/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">Source</a></em></figcaption></figure>
  250.  
  251.  
  252.  
  253. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Legislative process</h3>
  254.  
  255.  
  256.  
  257. <p>The Czech coalition government, consisting of five political parties representing a broad spectrum from liberalism to conservatism, is currently negotiating the details of the draft law. Work on the act has been ongoing since November last year, but its publication date has not yet been set.</p>
  258.  
  259.  
  260.  
  261. <p>The upcoming parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic, scheduled for October 2025, may affect the pace of work on the act. It can be assumed that the project will be presented to Parliament in 2024, which gives hope that changes to cannabis regulations will be introduced in the coming years.</p>
  262.  
  263.  
  264.  
  265. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Impact on the economy and society </h3>
  266.  
  267.  
  268.  
  269. <p>The introduction of a regulated cannabis market could bring a number of benefits to society and the economy. First, legalization and regulation of sales could significantly reduce the activities of illicit drug distribution networks, which in turn would contribute to reducing crime.</p>
  270.  
  271.  
  272.  
  273. <p>Secondly, the new market would open the way for entrepreneurs and create new jobs, from breeding to retail. Additionally, revenues from taxing cannabis sales could significantly contribute to the state budget by supporting the financing of key public sectors.</p>
  274.  
  275.  
  276.  
  277. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Challenges and prospect</h3>
  278.  
  279.  
  280.  
  281. <p>Despite the clear benefits, introducing a legal cannabis market poses many challenges. It will be necessary to create comprehensive regulations governing the cultivation, distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis to ensure the safety and protection of consumers. In addition, the government will have to address issues related to public education and public health to minimize the potential negative effects of legalization.</p>
  282.  
  283.  
  284.  
  285. <p>NERV&#8217;s recommendation is an important step towards changing the approach to cannabis in the Czech Republic. The introduction of a legal market can bring significant economic and social benefits, but requires careful planning and implementation. The final shape of the regulations and their impact on Czech society remain open and will depend on the outcome of ongoing negotiations and future political decisions.</p>
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  287.  
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  289. <p><em>__</em></p>
  290.  
  291.  
  292.  
  293. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/brown-marijuana-pot-stash-weed-20804/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">PublicDomainPictures</a> via <a href="https://pixabay.com/service/license-summary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pixabay</a>)</em></p>
  294.  
  295.  
  296.  
  297. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  298.  
  299.  
  300.  
  301. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  302.  
  303.  
  304.  
  305. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://faktykonopne.pl/rada-gospodarcza-czech-wzywa-do-stworzenia-legalnego-rynku-konopi-indyjskich/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">FaktyKonopne</a>. A third-party contributor translated and adapted the articles from the originals. In case of discrepancy, the originals will prevail.</em></p>
  306.  
  307.  
  308.  
  309. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
  310. ]]></content:encoded>
  311. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/brown-20804_1280-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay)</photo_credit><tags>Czech Republic,Czech Republic cannabis legalization,featured,NERV,regulated cannabis market</tags> </item>
  312. <item>
  313. <title>Oryzon Cuts Losses by 20.7%, Faes Farma Earns almost 92 Million in 2023</title>
  314. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/oryzon-cuts-losses-faes-farma-earns-92m/</link>
  315. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Wesley]]></dc:creator>
  316. <pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  317. <category><![CDATA[Biotech]]></category>
  318. <category><![CDATA[biopharmaceutical companies]]></category>
  319. <category><![CDATA[biotech sector]]></category>
  320. <category><![CDATA[Faes Farma]]></category>
  321. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  322. <category><![CDATA[Oryzon Genomics]]></category>
  323. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622448</guid>
  324.  
  325. <description><![CDATA[Oryzon Genomics reduces losses by 20.7% in 2023, reporting over 3.3 million euros compared to the previous year's 4.2 million. Income falls by nearly 28%, standing at 515,000 euros, while expenses decrease by 19.3% to 2.8 million euros. EBITDA drops by 17.14% to 4.5 million euros. Fourth-quarter 2023 research and development investments reach 15 million euros. ]]></description>
  326. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  327. <p>The <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/rovi-double-production-sell-third-parties/" class="ek-link">Spanish biopharmaceutical company</a> Oryzon Genomics has cut its losses by 20.7% in the whole of 2023, leaving it with red numbers of just over 3.3 million euros compared to the 4.2 million euros recorded the previous year. , as reported by the company to the National Securities and Markets Commission (Cnmv).</p>
  328.  
  329.  
  330.  
  331. <p>Despite everything, Oryzon&#8217;s income fell by almost 28% in 2023 compared to fiscal year 2022 , standing at 515,000 euros. Meanwhile, the company reduced its expenses by 19.3%, managing to bring the figure up to 2.8 million euros. For its part, the gross operating result (ebitda) has decreased by 17.14%, to 4.5 million euros.</p>
  332.  
  333.  
  334.  
  335. <p>Oryzon&#8217;s investments in research and development (R&amp;D) in the fourth quarter of 2023 have reached a figure of 15 million euros, of which 14.3 million correspond to development activities and 700,000 euros to research activities.</p>
  336.  
  337.  
  338.  
  339. <p>Read more about Oryzon and Faes Farma and find the most important <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">financial news</a> of the day with our companion app Born2Invest.</p>
  340.  
  341.  
  342.  
  343. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Oryzon has a presence in Barcelona, ​​Boston and San Diego</h3>
  344.  
  345.  
  346.  
  347. <p>Oryzon Genomics emerged as a spin off of the Research and Development Center (CID/Csic) and the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2001 by doctors Carlos Buesa and Tamara Maes . This company is focused on the development and application of technologies with which to improve crops and identify biomarkers and targets in neurodegenerative and neoplastic diseases.</p>
  348.  
  349.  
  350.  
  351. <p>Currently, the company has a presence in Barcelona, ​​Boston and San Diego, in the United States . In its product portfolio it has two LSD1 inhibitors, vafidemstat in CNS and iadademstat in oncology, in several phase two clinical trials. The company also has other programs directed against other epigenetic targets such as HDAC6, where ORY-4001 has been named as a clinical candidate for the treatment of certain neurological diseases such as CMT and ALS.</p>
  352.  
  353.  
  354.  
  355. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Besides Oryzon, Faes Farma earns almost 92 million in 2023, 2.7% more, in a record year</h3>
  356.  
  357.  
  358.  
  359. <p>Faes Farma recorded a net profit of 91.9 million euros in 2023, which represents an increase of 2.7% compared to 2022 , in what has been a record year for the pharmaceutical company, as reported by the company this Tuesday. the National Securities Market Commission (Cnmv).</p>
  360.  
  361.  
  362.  
  363. <p>The company invoiced 473.1 million euros in 2023, 2.5% more than in the previous year , when it earned 462 million euros, in line with the forecasts set by the firm. While gross operating profit (ebitda) experienced a rise of 1.2%, to 122.2 million euros, which is also a new high.</p>
  364.  
  365.  
  366.  
  367. <p>The growth of the business was supported by the upward trend in direct sales revenue from international markets, that is, through subsidiaries (+8%), and by the “very positive” evolution of bilastine molecules (+10 %) and calcifediol (+11%), with record annual revenues, the pharmaceutical company has stressed.</p>
  368.  
  369.  
  370.  
  371. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Faes Farma closes 2023 as the eleventh consecutive year of growth in billing and profits</h3>
  372.  
  373.  
  374.  
  375. <p>International markets revalidated their majority weight in the group with an upward trend of 6%, up to 263.3 million euros . The group has explained that it meets the expected results for the year and closes 2023 as the eleventh consecutive year of growth in both revenue and net profit.</p>
  376.  
  377.  
  378.  
  379. <p>It has also highlighted its “solid” financial position, with a strengthened balance sheet, and cash of 34 million euros, despite the strong level of investments made by the group of more than 97 million euros , mainly destined for the two new plants. of Faes Farma in Derio (Vizcaya) and Huesca.</p>
  380.  
  381.  
  382.  
  383. <p>The company has also highlighted that this year will be key, &#8220;with the consolidation of the investments made during the last two years.&#8221;</p>
  384.  
  385.  
  386.  
  387. <p><em>__</em></p>
  388.  
  389.  
  390.  
  391. <p><em>(Featured image by&nbsp;<a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/drugs-pills-tablets-stethoscope-1961431/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Myriams_Fotos</a> via&nbsp;<a href="https://pixabay.com/service/license-summary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pixabay</a>)</em></p>
  392.  
  393.  
  394.  
  395. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  396.  
  397.  
  398.  
  399. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  400.  
  401.  
  402.  
  403. <p><em>First published in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.plantadoce.com/empresa/oryzon-recorta-sus-perdidas-un-207-y-cierra-2023-con-33-millones-de-euros-en-numeros-rojos" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PlantaDoce</a> and <a href="https://www.plantadoce.com/empresa/faes-farma-gana-casi-92-millones-en-2023-un-27-mas-en-un-ejercicio-record" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PlantaDoce</a>.&nbsp;A third-party contributor translated and adapted the articles from the originals. In case of discrepancy, the originals will prevail.</em></p>
  404.  
  405.  
  406.  
  407. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
  408. ]]></content:encoded>
  409. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/drugs-1961431_1280-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by Myriams_Fotos via Pixabay)</photo_credit><tags>biopharmaceutical companies,biotech sector,Faes Farma,featured,Oryzon Genomics</tags> </item>
  410. <item>
  411. <title>Bitcoin Whale Makes Historic Purchase of 1.3 Billion</title>
  412. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/bitcoin-whale-historic-purchase/</link>
  413. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Valerie Harrison]]></dc:creator>
  414. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  415. <category><![CDATA[Crypto]]></category>
  416. <category><![CDATA[Bitcoin transaction]]></category>
  417. <category><![CDATA[Bitcoin whale]]></category>
  418. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  419. <category><![CDATA[Jeff Bezos]]></category>
  420. <category><![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg]]></category>
  421. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622369</guid>
  422.  
  423. <description><![CDATA[The massive purchase of Bitcoin reflects a trend of growing confidence in cryptocurrencies as valuable assets for significant investment. The accumulation behaviour of Bitcoin whales signals a long-term strategy for value appreciation. As the market attracts more investors, an evolution in supply and demand is anticipated, promising price stability and reduced volatility in the future.]]></description>
  424. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  425. <p>A Bitcoin whale has made waves in the crypto community after acquiring more than 26,200 BTC, worth approximately 1.3 billion, at a price of 51,000 per <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/bitcoin-etfs-btc-will-rise/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">Bitcoin</a>. This significant transaction has sparked a wave of speculation about who the buyer could be, from sovereign funds to tycoons like Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg.</p>
  426.  
  427.  
  428.  
  429. <p>The address of this wallet has become the center of attention, evidencing a notable accumulation trend among the so-called Bitcoin whales, those wallets that hold more than 100 BTC and are not associated with centralized exchanges.</p>
  430.  
  431.  
  432.  
  433. <p>Read more on the subject and find other important <a aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">economic news</a> from around the world with the Born2Invest mobile app.</p>
  434.  
  435.  
  436.  
  437. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Accumulation Trend on the Horizon</h3>
  438.  
  439.  
  440.  
  441. <p>At a time where the Bitcoin network shows a clear accumulation trend by Bitcoin whales, analysis of network activity over the last 30 days reveals a collection pattern. According to crypto analyst Ki Young Ju, the “realized price” of these whales is 40.5K, indicating optimism in the market. This pattern suggests solid confidence in the long-term value of Bitcoin, despite the volatile nature of the cryptocurrency market.</p>
  442.  
  443.  
  444.  
  445. <p>Following this monumental transaction, Bitcoin market performance has seen a slight increase of 0.9% to 51,127.05. Although the market shows stability, with a 24-hour range between 50.660.25 and 51.965.03, analysts remain cautious about a possible decline. However, robust trading volume and bullish sentiment favor a positive outlook for Bitcoin&#8217;s future.</p>
  446.  
  447.  
  448.  
  449. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Reflections on Massive Investment in Bitcoin</h3>
  450.  
  451.  
  452.  
  453. <p>The recent transaction by a Bitcoin whale underlines the influence that large-scale operations have on market dynamics and the growing interest in Bitcoin as an investment option. </p>
  454.  
  455.  
  456.  
  457. <p>The intrigue over the identity of the buyer adds an element of mystery, drawing even more attention to the crypto ecosystem. With increasing interest from both individual and institutional investors, Bitcoin&#8217;s role in the global financial system is strengthening.</p>
  458.  
  459.  
  460.  
  461. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Consequences for the Cryptocurrency Market</h3>
  462.  
  463.  
  464.  
  465. <p>The massive purchase of Bitcoin reflects a trend of growing confidence in cryptocurrencies as valuable assets for significant investment. The accumulation behavior of Bitcoin whales signals a long-term strategy for value appreciation, marking the maturation of the cryptocurrency market. As the market attracts more investors, an evolution in supply and demand is anticipated, promising price stability and reduced volatility in the future.</p>
  466.  
  467.  
  468.  
  469. <p>This event not only manifests the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies, allowing meaningful transactions outside the traditional financial system, but also challenges financial institutions to adapt to a changing landscape, marked by the autonomy, security and privacy that cryptocurrencies offer.</p>
  470.  
  471.  
  472.  
  473. <p><em>__</em></p>
  474.  
  475.  
  476.  
  477. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/paper-bills-and-coins-inside-a-miniature-shopping-cart-5980879/" class="ek-link broken_link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karolina Grabowska</a> via <a href="https://www.pexels.com/license/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pexels</a>)</em></p>
  478.  
  479.  
  480.  
  481. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  482.  
  483.  
  484.  
  485. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  486.  
  487.  
  488.  
  489. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://bitfinanzas.com/ballena-de-bitcoin-realiza-compra-historica-de-1-3-mil-millones/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">BIT FINANZAS</a>. A third-party contributor translated and adapted the articles from the originals. In case of discrepancy, the originals will prevail.</em></p>
  490.  
  491.  
  492.  
  493. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
  494. ]]></content:encoded>
  495. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pexels-karolina-grabowska-5980879-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by Karolina Grabowska via Pexels)</photo_credit><tags>Bitcoin transaction,Bitcoin whale,featured,Jeff Bezos,Mark Zuckerberg</tags> </item>
  496. <item>
  497. <title>11 SEO Trends You Need to Know About in 2024</title>
  498. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/seo-trends-you-need-to-know-about-in-2024/</link>
  499. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Susan Friesen]]></dc:creator>
  500. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  501. <category><![CDATA[Business]]></category>
  502. <category><![CDATA[E-A-T]]></category>
  503. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  504. <category><![CDATA[SEO]]></category>
  505. <category><![CDATA[SEO tools]]></category>
  506. <category><![CDATA[SEO trends]]></category>
  507. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622354</guid>
  508.  
  509. <description><![CDATA[In 2024, SEO remains indispensable for marketing success. Keep pace with evolving trends to outperform competitors. So, if you’re wondering what's new in SEO, want to stay up to date on the latest trends in SEO, and want to learn how you can use these things to your advantage, then keep reading to find out about our predictions on which SEO trends will dominate in 2024.]]></description>
  510. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  511. <p>When you’ve been working in marketing for as long as I have, you tend to get asked the same questions over and over again. One thing people are always asking me is, “Is <a aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://born2invest.com/articles/seo-four-ways-to-improve-your-website/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">SEO still relevant</a>?”</p>
  512.  
  513.  
  514.  
  515. <p>I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question, and I always answer with the same emphatic, “Yes!”</p>
  516.  
  517.  
  518.  
  519. <p>For the purposes of this article, I’ll say it again: Yes, SEO is still relevant in 2024, and it will continue to maintain its relevance into the foreseeable future, as search engines like Google aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, if ever.</p>
  520.  
  521.  
  522.  
  523. <p>And if search engines aren’t going away, then neither is search engine optimization. If anything, its relevance, and importance, will only continue to expand as we move further into the future.</p>
  524.  
  525.  
  526.  
  527. <p>You don’t have to take my word for it, though. If you ask anyone working in the marketing industry about the importance of SEO, they’re going to say the same thing.</p>
  528.  
  529.  
  530.  
  531. <p>For example, in a <a aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://www.conductor.com/academy/state-of-organic-marketing/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow" class="ek-link">survey from Conductor</a>, which polled more than 400 marketing experts from across North America, 93 per cent of respondents reported that SEO has had a positive impact on website performance and marketing goals.</p>
  532.  
  533.  
  534.  
  535. <p>This is just one example, but there are countless surveys like this out there, with marketers reporting great results from their SEO efforts, and this shows just how important this practice is.</p>
  536.  
  537.  
  538.  
  539. <p>With that in mind, if you want your marketing efforts to be successful, rather than worrying about the tired old debate over whether SEO is relevant or not (which has already been resolved long ago), you should spend that time and energy following the latest SEO trends.</p>
  540.  
  541.  
  542.  
  543. <p>That way, you can keep up with your competitors, as you won’t be missing out on any new tools or techniques that can help improve your SEO.SEO tools</p>
  544.  
  545.  
  546.  
  547. <p>So, if you’re wondering what&#8217;s new in SEO, want to stay up to date on the latest trends in SEO, and want to learn how you can use these things to your advantage, then keep reading to find out about our predictions on which SEO trends will dominate in 2024.</p>
  548.  
  549.  
  550.  
  551. <h2 class="wp-block-heading">What Are the Latest SEO Trends?</h2>
  552.  
  553.  
  554.  
  555. <p>If you want to keep up with your competitors in the SEO department, then you’re going to want to be aware of the latest SEO trends.</p>
  556.  
  557.  
  558.  
  559. <p>Otherwise, you could end up getting left in the dust while your competitors continue to climb the search engine rankings.</p>
  560.  
  561.  
  562.  
  563. <p>With that in mind, below we’ve offered our predictions for what will be the dominant SEO trends of 2024, so you can stay in the loop and be better equipped to compete.</p>
  564.  
  565.  
  566.  
  567. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">1) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning</h3>
  568.  
  569.  
  570.  
  571. <p>The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in SEO strategies is becoming increasingly prevalent.</p>
  572.  
  573.  
  574.  
  575. <p>This trend is being driven by the need for more personalized, relevant content and the ability to analyze vast amounts of data more efficiently.</p>
  576.  
  577.  
  578.  
  579. <p>AI algorithms can predict search trends, understand user intent more deeply, and automate tasks like content creation, keyword research, and SEO audits.</p>
  580.  
  581.  
  582.  
  583. <p>That being said, businesses looking to maintain and improve their search engine rankings in 2024 will benefit from using AI tools to enhance content relevance, improve user engagement, and streamline SEO processes.</p>
  584.  
  585.  
  586.  
  587. <p>What’s more, Google will soon release updates that can distinguish between AI-created and human-created content, with possible penalties for content that’s created solely by AI, so that’s something else to keep in mind, and it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.</p>
  588.  
  589.  
  590.  
  591. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">2) Voice Search Optimization</h3>
  592.  
  593.  
  594.  
  595. <p>Voice search is growing exponentially, and that means a significant portion of searches are expected to be voice-based in 2024.</p>
  596.  
  597.  
  598.  
  599. <p>This shift is happening in large part due to the increasing use of digital assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.</p>
  600.  
  601.  
  602.  
  603. <p>That being said, businesses that want to improve their SEO in 2024 should do what they can to help voice assistants understand and deliver their content effectively.</p>
  604.  
  605.  
  606.  
  607. <p>This involves things like focusing on natural language, question-based queries, and local SEO elements, as voice searches are often local and conversational in nature.</p>
  608.  
  609.  
  610.  
  611. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">3) E-A-T and User Experience (UX)</h3>
  612.  
  613.  
  614.  
  615. <p>Google&#8217;s emphasis on Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness (E-A-T) continues to have a significant influence on search rankings, underscoring the importance of content quality and site usability.</p>
  616.  
  617.  
  618.  
  619. <p>With that in mind, sites that offer valuable, accurate content and a seamless user experience are likely to rank higher.</p>
  620.  
  621.  
  622.  
  623. <p>Businesses looking to improve their search rankings in 2024 should focus on building their reputation through quality backlinks, user reviews, and clear, authoritative content that’s aligned with user intent, while doing whatever they can to improve site speed, functionality, user interfaces, and mobile responsiveness.</p>
  624.  
  625.  
  626.  
  627. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">4) Video Content for SEO</h3>
  628.  
  629.  
  630.  
  631. <p>With the popularity of video content continuing to rise, optimizing video content for search engines is becoming a critical SEO strategy.</p>
  632.  
  633.  
  634.  
  635. <p>Believe it or not, YouTube serves as the second largest search engine, making video SEO something that can have a huge impact on the visibility of your brand.</p>
  636.  
  637.  
  638.  
  639. <p>Businesses can leverage this strategy to enhance their SEO this year by creating engaging, informative videos that cater to their target audience, using relevant keywords in titles, descriptions, and tags, and embedding videos on their websites to increase the amount of time users spend browsing them.</p>
  640.  
  641.  
  642.  
  643. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">5) Mobile SEO</h3>
  644.  
  645.  
  646.  
  647. <p>The dominance of mobile searches necessitates a mobile-first approach to SEO, and this is especially true today, as Google’s mobile-first indexing predominantly uses the mobile version of a site when determining its ranking.</p>
  648.  
  649.  
  650.  
  651. <p>That being said, ensuring your website is optimized for mobile, with fast loading speeds, responsive design, and user-friendly navigation, is more essential today than it ever has been.</p>
  652.  
  653.  
  654.  
  655. <p>At any rate, businesses that want to improve their SEO in 2024 can make use of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to create pages that load almost instantly, improving site speed and enhancing user experience on mobile devices.</p>
  656.  
  657.  
  658.  
  659. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">6) Local SEO</h3>
  660.  
  661.  
  662.  
  663. <p>Local SEO is incredibly important for your search rankings, especially if your business is targeting local customers, and I think this is going to become even more crucial in 2024.</p>
  664.  
  665.  
  666.  
  667. <p>Businesses that want to optimize for local search can do this by ensuring accurate and consistent NAP (Name, Address, Phone number) information across listings, garnering positive reviews, creating locally relevant content, and coming up with local link-building strategies.</p>
  668.  
  669.  
  670.  
  671. <p>Moreover, having an optimized Google My Business profile continues to be a key aspect of any local SEO strategy, as it allows local consumers to easily find your business online.</p>
  672.  
  673.  
  674.  
  675. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">7) High Quality Content</h3>
  676.  
  677.  
  678.  
  679. <p>With the overwhelming saturation of content on the web, depth and quality of content are becoming crucial differentiators, and this is especially true today in 2024, as it becomes harder and harder to gain the trust of consumers.</p>
  680.  
  681.  
  682.  
  683. <p>With that in mind, long-form content that thoroughly covers a topic, provides value, and addresses user questions is more likely to rank well, not least because users are likely to spend more time consuming it.</p>
  684.  
  685.  
  686.  
  687. <p>So, if you want to improve your SEO in 2024, you should focus on creating comprehensive, high-quality content that meets the needs and intents of your target audience, incorporating original research, expert insights, and actionable advice whenever possible.</p>
  688.  
  689.  
  690.  
  691. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">8) Semantic Search and Intent Matching</h3>
  692.  
  693.  
  694.  
  695. <p>As search algorithms become more sophisticated, they&#8217;re better at understanding the context and intent behind queries.</p>
  696.  
  697.  
  698.  
  699. <p>And in 2024, as artificial intelligence becomes more and more advanced, semantic search and intent matching will become critical components of any SEO strategy.</p>
  700.  
  701.  
  702.  
  703. <p>Businesses looking to improve their SEO this year should optimize their content to match the intent behind search queries, focusing on topics rather than just keywords, and structuring content to answer questions directly and comprehensively.</p>
  704.  
  705.  
  706.  
  707. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">9) Data Privacy and Security</h3>
  708.  
  709.  
  710.  
  711. <p>With increasing concerns over data privacy and security, and data breaches becoming increasingly common, websites that prioritize user privacy and data protection are likely to see a boost in trust, and in turn, rankings.</p>
  712.  
  713.  
  714.  
  715. <p>That being said, in 2024, implementing HTTPS, offering transparent privacy policies, and ensuring secure data practices will become even more important, both in terms of consumers’ perception of your brand and how your website will rank on the search engines.</p>
  716.  
  717.  
  718.  
  719. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">10) Zero-Click Searches</h3>
  720.  
  721.  
  722.  
  723. <p>If you’re not quite sure what this is, a zero-click search is when someone searches for something on a search engine but doesn’t click on any of the results.</p>
  724.  
  725.  
  726.  
  727. <p>The prevalence of these kinds of searches has been on the rise and will continue to increase in 2024, due in no small part to chatbots and Google’s enhanced SERP features, including things like Featured Snippets, which can offer information related to a search query without the user having to click on a link.</p>
  728.  
  729.  
  730.  
  731. <p>As a result, if you want your SEO to improve in 2024, you’re going to need to look for new ways to connect with users via search engines, through things like a Google My Business profile or a detailed Q&amp;A section on your website.</p>
  732.  
  733.  
  734.  
  735. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">11) Longer-Tail Keywords</h3>
  736.  
  737.  
  738.  
  739. <p>Typically, most of a website&#8217;s visitors come from longer, more specific keyword phrases, otherwise known as long-tail keywords, which are typically three, four, or five words long.</p>
  740.  
  741.  
  742.  
  743. <p>But recently, people have been noticing something new: Longer keyword phrases, made up of seven words or more, are becoming a major source of traffic.</p>
  744.  
  745.  
  746.  
  747. <p>This is likely to continue throughout 2024 and beyond, especially since Google is becoming more intuitive at providing relevant results for users’ search queries.</p>
  748.  
  749.  
  750.  
  751. <p>So, if you’re looking to improve your SEO this year, you should start injecting some of these longer-tail keywords into your content as soon as possible.</p>
  752.  
  753.  
  754.  
  755. <p><em>__</em></p>
  756.  
  757.  
  758.  
  759. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/search-engine-optimization-seo-4111000/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DiggityMarketing</a> via <a href="https://pixabay.com/service/license-summary/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pixabay</a>)</em></p>
  760.  
  761.  
  762.  
  763. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  764.  
  765.  
  766.  
  767. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  768. ]]></content:encoded>
  769. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/search-engine-optimization-4111000_1280-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by DiggityMarketing via Pixabay)</photo_credit><tags>E-A-T,featured,SEO,SEO tools,SEO trends</tags> </item>
  770. <item>
  771. <title>Guarantee Fund in Italy Brings Maximum Business Coverage to 5 Million</title>
  772. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/guarantee-fund-maximum-business-coverage/</link>
  773. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jeremy Whannell]]></dc:creator>
  774. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 16:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  775. <category><![CDATA[Impact Investing]]></category>
  776. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  777. <category><![CDATA[GSE]]></category>
  778. <category><![CDATA[Italian guarantee fund]]></category>
  779. <category><![CDATA[Italian investments]]></category>
  780. <category><![CDATA[SME Guarantee Fund]]></category>
  781. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622339</guid>
  782.  
  783. <description><![CDATA[While awaiting this approval, it will be possible, only for SMEs and professionals, to use the new method which provides for the application of an annual premium defined based on the rating class of the beneficiary determined by the Guarantee Fund's evaluation model. If it is not possible to determine the rating class, the annual premium is determined through a pre-established fixed rate.]]></description>
  784. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  785. <p>The maximum amount <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/sorgenia-loan-banco-bpm-sace-guarantee/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">per single company</a> that can be guaranteed by the Guarantee Fund for SMEs increases to 5 million, doubling compared to the current limit, as provided for by the reform of the Fund in force from January, 1st, 2024.</p>
  786.  
  787.  
  788.  
  789. <p>To this end, Mediocredito Centrale, as Fund Manager, in agreement with the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy, will make operational starting from February 29th, the method of the so-called &#8220;exempt premiums&#8221; for the calculation of the GSE (Gross Subsidy Equivalent), necessary for in order to verify compliance with the limits established by European legislation on state aid.</p>
  790.  
  791.  
  792.  
  793. <p>The current GSE quantification system, by express provision of the European Commission, can only be used for SMEs and for guaranteed amounts up to 2.5 million. A new method is being defined and will have to be approved by the European Commission to allow SMEs, Mid Caps and professionals to benefit from the new 5 million limit.</p>
  794.  
  795.  
  796.  
  797. <p>Read more about the Guarantee Fund in Italy and find the most important <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">business news</a> of the day with the Born2Invest mobile app.</p>
  798.  
  799.  
  800.  
  801. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">The Guarantee Fund&#8217;s evaluation model</h3>
  802.  
  803.  
  804.  
  805. <p>While awaiting this approval, it will be possible, only for SMEs and professionals, to use the new method which provides for the application of an annual premium defined on the basis of the rating class of the beneficiary determined by the Guarantee Fund&#8217;s evaluation model. If it is not possible to determine the rating class, the annual premium is determined through a pre-established fixed rate. </p>
  806.  
  807.  
  808.  
  809. <p>The ESL will be determined by the difference between the current value of the annual premiums and the amount of any &#8220;one-off&#8221; fee paid to the Guarantee Fund for admission to the guarantee. The new method will be applied only when the total guaranteed amount per individual beneficiary, adding the new operation to those already in place, is between 2.5 and 5 million euros.</p>
  810.  
  811.  
  812.  
  813. <p>&#8220;After intense work together with the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy &#8211; commented Francesco Minotti , CEO of Mediocredito Centrale &#8211; the solution was found to immediately allow coverage of up to 5 million in guarantee, resolving the problem of calculating the GSE, pending the new method that will be identified by the European Commission&#8221;.</p>
  814.  
  815.  
  816.  
  817. <p>__</p>
  818.  
  819.  
  820.  
  821. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/investment-scrabble-text-OlSGcrLSYkw" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">Precondo CA</a> via <a href="https://unsplash.com/license" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unsplash</a>)</em></p>
  822.  
  823.  
  824.  
  825. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a target="_blank" href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  826.  
  827.  
  828.  
  829. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a target="_blank" href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  830.  
  831.  
  832.  
  833. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://finanza.lastampa.it/News/2024/02/26/mcc-fondo-garanzia-porta-a-5-milioni-copertura-massima-imprese/OTFfMjAyNC0wMi0yNl9UTEI" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">LA STAMPA</a>. A third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.</em></p>
  834.  
  835.  
  836.  
  837. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
  838. ]]></content:encoded>
  839. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/precondo-ca-OlSGcrLSYkw-unsplash-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by Precondo CA via Unsplash)</photo_credit><tags>featured,GSE,Italian guarantee fund,Italian investments,SME Guarantee Fund</tags> </item>
  840. <item>
  841. <title>BitForex Exchange Suddenly Disappears and No Longer Responds to Users</title>
  842. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/bitforex-exchange-disappears-users/</link>
  843. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon Harris]]></dc:creator>
  844. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 15:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  845. <category><![CDATA[Fintech]]></category>
  846. <category><![CDATA[BitForex]]></category>
  847. <category><![CDATA[crypto exchange]]></category>
  848. <category><![CDATA[crypto trading]]></category>
  849. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  850. <category><![CDATA[ZachXBT]]></category>
  851. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622325</guid>
  852.  
  853. <description><![CDATA[It is still too early to declare whether the exchange is indeed dead or whether it will one day come back. But the latest news published on the exchange's official website announced the resignation of its CEO (mentioned in the first tweet of this article), which potentially suggests that the exchange is indeed permanently closed, stealing billions in the process. assets to its users.]]></description>
  854. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  855. <p>Sad news for BitForex users. The Hong Kong-based DEX has been unavailable since Saturday and ended withdrawals on its platform three days ago. Users around the world can no longer access their assets. One day before withdrawals ended, the <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/kucoin-crypto-exchange-closes-new-york/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">crypto exchange</a> reportedly sold $56 million worth of cryptos.</p>
  856.  
  857.  
  858.  
  859. <p>Read more about BitForex and find other important <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">financial news</a> from around the world with our companion app Born2Invest.</p>
  860.  
  861.  
  862.  
  863. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Wind of panic about BitForex</h3>
  864.  
  865.  
  866.  
  867. <p>On February 23, ZachXBT, well known in the X cryosphere, noticed that the exchange had sold $56 million worth of crypto. </p>
  868.  
  869.  
  870.  
  871. <p>Just hours later, the exchange made it impossible for users to withdraw their funds. All without any official announcement. At the time of writing this article, the official BitForex website displays a 404 error.</p>
  872.  
  873.  
  874.  
  875. <p>Users have therefore been unable to log in to their account since last Friday.</p>
  876.  
  877.  
  878.  
  879. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Radio silence</h3>
  880.  
  881.  
  882.  
  883. <p>Bugs or hacks are common in the crypto space. But these are normally accompanied by an announcement or press release, indicating the why and how. But this time, for BitForex, it’s radio silence.</p>
  884.  
  885.  
  886.  
  887. <p>The exchange has not communicated on its situation, which leads many to believe that this is the end of the exchange. Their official Twitter account hasn&#8217;t posted since February 20, 2024 and their Telegram channel is filled with user complaints.</p>
  888.  
  889.  
  890.  
  891. <p>BitForex never responded to these complaints . The same goes for discord: after talking about a simple “bug”, the moderators of the discord channel said they had no idea what was really going on.</p>
  892.  
  893.  
  894.  
  895. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Another worrying news is the BitForex page on Trading View:</h3>
  896.  
  897.  
  898.  
  899. <p>The site first explains that the exchange is no longer available and that the data concerning it is unavailable.</p>
  900.  
  901.  
  902.  
  903. <p>Unsurprisingly, theories are flying around on social media. On the one hand, some believe in a “simple breakdown” , which would last longer than usual. On the other hand, many call it a scam .</p>
  904.  
  905.  
  906.  
  907. <p>In April 2023, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) accused BitForex of violating the country&#8217;s funds settlement laws. According to the FSA, the exchange operated in the country without being registered. However, since this incident, the exchange has never had any further problems.</p>
  908.  
  909.  
  910.  
  911. <p>It is still too early to declare whether the exchange is indeed dead or whether it will one day come back. But the latest news published on the exchange&#8217;s official website announced the resignation of its CEO (mentioned in the first tweet of this article), which potentially suggests that the exchange is indeed permanently closed, stealing billions in the process. assets to its users.</p>
  912.  
  913.  
  914.  
  915. <p>__</p>
  916.  
  917.  
  918.  
  919. <p><em>(Featured image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/stock-trading-investing-stock-market-6525084/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sergeitokmakov</a> via <a href="https://pixabay.com/service/license-summary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pixabay</a>)</em></p>
  920.  
  921.  
  922.  
  923. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a target="_blank" href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
  924.  
  925.  
  926.  
  927. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a target="_blank" href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
  928.  
  929.  
  930.  
  931. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://actufinance.fr/actu/lexchange-bitforex-disparait-soudainement-reponds-plus-utilisateurs/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">ActuFINANCE</a></em>.<em> A third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.</em></p>
  932.  
  933.  
  934.  
  935. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
  936. ]]></content:encoded>
  937. <imageurl>https://born2invest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/stock-trading-6525084_1280-740x490.jpg</imageurl><photo_credit>(Featured image by sergeitokmakov via Pixabay)</photo_credit><tags>BitForex,crypto exchange,crypto trading,featured,ZachXBT</tags> </item>
  938. <item>
  939. <title>CaSRevolution Raises 1.3 Million on CrowdFundMe to Develop Treatment for Alzheimer&#8217;s</title>
  940. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/casrevolution-crowdfundme-alzheimers/</link>
  941. <dc:creator><![CDATA[J. Frank Sigerson]]></dc:creator>
  942. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 14:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  943. <category><![CDATA[Crowdfunding]]></category>
  944. <category><![CDATA[Alzheimer's disease treatment]]></category>
  945. <category><![CDATA[CaSRevolution]]></category>
  946. <category><![CDATA[CrowdFundMe]]></category>
  947. <category><![CDATA[equity crowdfunding campaign]]></category>
  948. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  949. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://born2invest.com/?p=622307</guid>
  950.  
  951. <description><![CDATA[CaSRevolution is developing a treatment for Alzheimer's disease by exploiting an innovative approach with the aim of stopping or at least slowing down neurodegeneration, exploiting a new receptor-based mechanism of action, which explains the clinical manifestations of the pathology. CaSRevolution carried out a virtual screening on millions of molecules.]]></description>
  952. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  953. <p>CaSRevolution, which aims to patent molecules against <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/admit-therapeutics-technology-alzheimers/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">Alzheimer&#8217;s</a> by exploiting an innovative mechanism of action, has closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on the CrowdFundMe platform , exceeding the minimum target of 1.2 million euros and raising over 1.3 million , based on a pre-money valuation of 6 million.</p>
  954.  
  955.  
  956.  
  957. <p>If you want to read more about CaSRevolution and to find the most important <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.borntoinvest.borntoinvest&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">business news</a> of the day, download for free our companion app Born2Invest.</p>
  958.  
  959.  
  960.  
  961. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">CaSRevolution equity crowdfunding round</h3>
  962.  
  963.  
  964.  
  965. <p>Among the 71 investors, Utopia SIS, an investment company specializing in healthcare and biomedical, promoted and participated by the Golinelli Foundation, the Sardinia Foundation and the executive vice president Antonio Falcone, also participated in the campaign with an investment of 800 thousand euros.</p>
  966.  
  967.  
  968.  
  969. <p>Also considering the 2023 round, CaSRevolution has raised more than €2 million. The company features an excellent team, including Luca Benatti, founder of Newron (listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange) and ex-CEO of Erydel (which raised more than €50 million from VC funds and was recently acquired by Quince Therapeutics) , as well as member of the Advisory Board of the Sofinnova Telethon fund.</p>
  970.  
  971.  
  972.  
  973. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Research and development for Alzheimer&#8217;s</h3>
  974.  
  975.  
  976.  
  977. <p>CaSRevolution is developing a treatment for Alzheimer&#8217;s disease by exploiting an innovative approach with the aim of stopping or at least slowing down neurodegeneration, exploiting a new receptor-based mechanism of action, which explains the clinical manifestations of the pathology.</p>
  978.  
  979.  
  980.  
  981. <p>To date, there are no effective treatments on the market, which is why the broadcaster is focusing on an innovative approach that has the ambition of creating not a mere palliative, but a highly effective therapy.</p>
  982.  
  983.  
  984.  
  985. <p>Among the activities successfully carried out, CaSRevolution carried out a virtual screening on millions of molecules in collaboration with the University of Padua and the synthesis of new molecules together with the University of Salerno.</p>
  986.  
  987.  
  988.  
  989. <p>The blood-brain barrier passage test was also validated, and the preparation of the secondary assay on cellular models began, as well as the collaboration with Columbia University for the analysis of post-mortem brain tissues of patients suffering from Alzheimer&#8217;s disease. Alzheimer&#8217;s</p>
  990.  
  991.  
  992.  
  993. <p>Benatti firmly believes in CaSRevolution: “ The team is extremely experienced, having already created companies, raised capital from funds, developed drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and brought new therapeutic approaches to the market. The science behind the initiative is solid and strengthened by independent validations .”</p>
  994.  
  995.  
  996.  
  997. <p>Furthermore, Benatti underlined that &#8221; neurodegenerative diseases represent an unmet need, with a consequent interest from Big Pharma who are looking for new molecules for their pipelines, thus offering very interesting exit opportunities for CaSRevolution. Also for these reasons I decided to participate directly as an investor in the company, together with Italian Angels for Biotech, and to join the Board of Directors with executives with very long experience, such as Andrea Pellacani, now Head of R&amp;D of Alfasigma.&#8221;</p>
  998.  
  999.  
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  1017. <p><em>First published in <a href="https://www.crowdfundingbuzz.it/casrevolution-raccoglie-13-milioni-su-crowdfundme-per-sta-sviluppare-un-trattamento-per-alzheimer/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crowdfunding buzz</a></em>.<em> A third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.</em></p>
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  1025. <title>The Medical Cannabis Sector in Spain Suffers from the Lack of Investments</title>
  1026. <link>https://born2invest.com/articles/medical-cannabis-sector-spain-suffers/</link>
  1027. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Arturo Garcia]]></dc:creator>
  1028. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  1029. <category><![CDATA[Cannabis]]></category>
  1030. <category><![CDATA[featured]]></category>
  1031. <category><![CDATA[medical cannabis sector]]></category>
  1032. <category><![CDATA[Spain cannabis market]]></category>
  1033. <category><![CDATA[Spanish medical cannabis]]></category>
  1034. <category><![CDATA[Spanish medical cannabis business]]></category>
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  1037. <description><![CDATA[The Spanish legislative delay has allowed Portugal to take the lead and establish the foundations to become the productive arm of medical cannabis on the peninsula. In mid-February, the Ministry of Health began the procedures to approve a Royal Decree that gives legal guarantees to this nascent market. The starting point for Health are the conclusions of the Subcommittee of the Congress of Deputies for the analysis of experiences with the regulation of cannabis for medicinal use.]]></description>
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  1039. <p>Cold response from the medical cannabis sector to the possible regulation of this plant for medicinal uses. This <a href="https://born2invest.com/articles/emcdda-cannabis-law-european-union/" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">incipient industry</a>, formed in Spain by only 22 companies, institutes and associations, has cautiously received the new regulation announced by the Ministry of Health . </p>
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  1043. <p>Legal uncertainty still prevails which, with some exceptions, has not caused investments to skyrocket and, therefore, this sector still depends on public aid. The twenty entities mentioned are all those that have received authorization from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (Aemps) for the cultivation of cannabis.</p>
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  1047. <p>There is notable investment located in some proposals, but also legal uncertainty due to the strict controls imposed on companies that intend to find their place in the medical cannabis value chain. Medical cannabis companies employ between two and 120 people, an average of fifteen workers per entity, according to data collected by PlantaDoce, and there are many that live almost exclusively on public aid. Although orbiting around it are operators that market cannabis derivatives without active ingredients that would take the leap in the face of regulating the medicinal uses of this plant.</p>
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  1051. <p>Labor relations and employee numbers in the medical cannabis market reflect the embryonic state of this yet-to-be-developed economy. Pablo Pérez Moreno, CEO of the Valencian Intersemillas, explains that, currently, they have six people working in the research area, but that none of them do it full time. This is due, says Pérez, to the fact that research tasks do not generate profits .</p>
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  1055. <p>Things are going somewhat better for the Andalusian Phytoplant Research, the first to receive a license from the Aemps to work with cannabis for research purposes in 2012. This company has 23 permanent full-time workers and nine temporary permanent workers.</p>
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  1059. <p>Find more about the medical cannabis sector in Spain and read the most important <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=im.hemp" target="_blank" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="ek-link">cannabis news</a> from around the world with the Hemp.im mobile app, available for free for both Android and iOS devices.</p>
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  1063. <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Juan Abelló is one of the best-known investors in the medical cannabis sector</h3>
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  1067. <p>The company that, at the moment, has the most resources in the medical cannabis market, Linneo Health, is the product of an alliance between the investor Juan Abelló Gallo and the British fund GHO. Behind Linneo Health is Alcaliber, a company specialized in the production of morphine created in the seventies by Juan Abelló Pascual, father of Abelló Gallo. </p>
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  1071. <p>The company that manages this pharmaceutical company obtained a license from the Aemps in 2016 to produce and market cannabis. Linnaeus today employs more than 120 people and has access to more than eight million patients worldwide.</p>
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  1075. <p>The second largest operator of medical cannabis is Medical Plants, after which is Cualin Quality, a company dedicated to the production of tomatoes in the portfolio of the venture capital fund Realza . And it also arises from a commitment by entrepreneurs in the agri-food field MM Medical Flowers, promoted by Tilla, dedicated to the collection and sale of blueberries. </p>
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  1079. <p>They are closely followed by Sovereign Fields, owned by the Portuguese group Portocanna and employing twelve people, headed by Iker Val, founder and former CEO of Bhalutek, another operator in the sector that employs four people.</p>
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  1083. <p>Val explains that the Spanish legislative delay has allowed Portugal to take the lead and establish the foundations to become the productive arm of medical cannabis on the peninsula. “In that country you have 35 companies like Linnaeus and Medical Plants and a total of 200 million invested,” said the manager, who also maintains that what he sees as regulatory problems impede business activity, pointing to the fact that they have hardly been introduced changes in the narcotics law of 1967. </p>
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  1087. <p>“You have to be prepared and have a solid economic cushion to hold out until effective regulation arrives,” he laments. According to him, not even 20% of the existing companies in this market would be viable without some type of public support.</p>
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  1091. <p>Criticism of excessive restriction is a constant among executives in the sector. Joaquín Morales, CEO of Oils4Cure, tells this newspaper in this same sense that the control of products derived from cannabis complicates mobility, since authorizations must always be pending .</p>
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  1095. <p>For Iker Val, furthermore, it remains to be seen how issues such as who will prescribe cannabis products will be resolved, how much time in advance it will be necessary to demonstrate that priority treatments do not work to request the cannabis-based alternative or how many doctors will know how to overcome the stigma associated with this plant.</p>
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  1099. <p>In any case, companies  dedicated to the commercialization of cannabidiol (CBD), believe that there is room for the development of a health market that involves cannabis-based substances. CBD is a cannabis-based compound that does not contain any psychoactive ingredients, so its marketing is legal .</p>
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  1103. <p>Alejandro Martí, one of the two CEOs of Votum, recalls that Spanish legislation is less restrictive with cannabis products that are applied externally, such as medicinal oils and cosmetics . Martí said that they are already investigating the anti-inflammatory properties of some cannabis derivatives and that they do not rule out the marketing of products that contain psychoactive ingredients if their use is finally regularized.</p>
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  1107. <p>In mid-February, the Ministry of Health began the procedures to approve a Royal Decree that gives legal guarantees to this nascent market. The starting point for Health are the conclusions of the Subcommittee of the Congress of Deputies for the analysis of experiences with the regulation of cannabis for medicinal use. </p>
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  1111. <p>Currently, the Ministry is collecting contributions from civil society, including operators in the sector. But, in the words of Iker Val, the process of normalizing the consumption of this plant can take several years, as the German case demonstrates.</p>
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  1119. <p><em>(Featured image by&nbsp;<a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/hand-cannabis-flower-jar-female-5460474/" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">elsaolofsson</a> via&nbsp;<a href="https://pixabay.com/service/license-summary/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pixabay</a>)</em></p>
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  1123. <p><em>DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>disclaimer</em></a><em>&nbsp;for more information.</em></p>
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  1127. <p><em>This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these&nbsp;</em><a href="https://born2invest.com/disclaimer-policy/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>important disclosures</em></a><em>.</em></p>
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  1131. <p><em>First published in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.plantadoce.com/entorno/inseguridad-juridica-y-poca-inversion-radiografia-del-sector-del-cannabis-medicinal-en-espana" class="ek-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PlantaDoce</a>.&nbsp;A third-party contributor translated and adapted the articles from the originals. In case of discrepancy, the originals will prevail.</em></p>
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  1135. <p><em>Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us</em></p>
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