Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

PICRC begins preparation for Arts and Tides Calendar 2020


 “Our ocean wealth extends from coral reefs to the deep blue and beyond”, is PICRC’s 2020 Arts and Tides Calendar theme

 With the release of the 2019 Arts and Tides Calendar last month, Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) has started preparation for the 2020 Calendar.  The theme for the 2020 calendar is, “Our ocean wealth extends from coral reefs to the deep blue and beyond”.  This theme was chosen to remind everyone about the vast biodiversity found in the waters surrounding Palau.

Most of us are familiar with our nearshore reefs, the benefits they provide, and the riches found in their waters, but the biodiversity and wealth of our oceans, reach far beyond. Biodiversity is vital to oceans resilience and our deep sea is filled with it. From marine mammals, to sharks, and large pelagic fish, such as yellowfin tuna and blue marlin, Palau’s waters swarm with life that needs protection. Palau is expected to lose 25% of its pelagic fisheries catch potential by 2050 because of climate change alone. The maintenance of healthy marine ecosystems and the protection of all resources is imperative in defending our oceans wealth.

The PICRC Outreach team has started their annual school visits to introduce and discuss the theme for the 2020 Arts and Tides Calendar Contest. On Monday December 3rd, Ms. Ines Kintoki and Ms. Anna Parker visited Palau Mission Academy (PMA) for the 2020 Arts and Tides Calendar outreach. Additional presentations with different schools are planned for the coming months.

Every year, a calendar theme is chosen to engage students in topics relevant to Palau and to create an appreciation for Palau’s marine environment. PICRC strongly encourages schools and teachers to promote the calendar contest among students. For schools that would like to have a presentation for the 2020 Arts and Tides Calendar Contest theme, please contact Ms. Ines Kintoki at 488-6950 or to schedule a school visit by PICRC outreach team. (PR)



ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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