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February 10th, 2022 | 13:44 CET

Plug Power, CoinSmart, Lufthansa - Growth through ongoing onboard additions

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Plug Power continues to expand its market leadership in the hydrogen fuel cell segment and brings reinforcements to expand its international business. Crypto platform CoinSmart posts 52% trading growth and will face interested investors in live zoom call. While Lufthansa gets into trouble with the antitrust office, Italy's ITA Airlines signals interest in a strategic partnership.

time to read: 4 minutes | Author: Juliane Zielonka
ISIN: Coinsmart Financial Inc. | CA19260N1042 , LUFTHANSA AG VNA O.N. | DE0008232125 , PLUG POWER INC. DL-_01 | US72919P2020

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    Plug Power - Market leader among 16 electrolyzer suppliers

    Growth stocks like Plug Power have continued to plummet over the past year. Rising inflation is particularly attacking companies that are not yet profitable. Plug Power continues to focus on sustainable and more efficient energy sources, and despite share price volatility, continues to expand its market leadership.

    A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading electrolyzer vendors, with Plug Power standing out as the market leader. With its hydrogen fuel cell technology development, Plug Power is well on its way to further expanding its leadership in the decarbonization segment.

    Stepping up with two new vice president key roles, Ex-Caterpillar Colleen Klaiber will serve as the new vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) reporting to David Mindnich, EVP of Global Manufacturing. She will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of all sustainability, environmental, safety and occupational health programs at domestic and international sites.

    Brandon Synder will be the new VP of Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics and will also report to David Mindnich. Snyder will improve Plug Power's operations and supplier management for the growing number of green hydrogen plants and infrastructure around the world. Snyder joins Plug Power from Tesla, where he served as director of a Gigafactory, leading a manufacturing and materials team of 1,600 employees.

    Plug Power was founded in 1997 in Latham, New York, USA and currently has a market cap of approximately 11. billion EUR, holds 150 patents and owns 95% of the current market share for hydrogen fuel cells in the material handling sector.

    CoinSmart - CEO of crypto trading platform in live conference via Zoom on 2/17/22

    CoinSmart simplifies the complex world of cryptocurrencies. The easy-to-use trading platform is suitable for beginners and crypto experts. CoinSmart recorded a 52.6% increase in total trading and OTC volume between Q3 and Q4 2021. Even with high market volatility, the platform's business model appears stable.

    For all investors, this year's IIF - International Investment Forum on Thursday, February 17 offers the chance to ask CEO Justin Hartzman questions in a live zoom call. The session will start promptly at 18:15 CET in English. A one-time registration to the event is available for all interested parties via this link.

    "We founded CoinSmart with the goal of giving all interested parties the opportunity to invest in digital assets with a platform specifically designed to create a transparent and secure investment environment," said the CEO and co-founder of CoinSmart. The 'one-stop store' for cryptos offers convenient tracking of individual actions in addition to deposits and withdrawals.

    Anyone who wants to invest in crypto and NFT cannot get around CoinSmart. Both as an active crypto trader or as a shareholder of this trading platform based in Canada. CoinSmart is currently active in 40 countries, including the US and Germany. Whether Bitcoin, ETH, Dogecoin, ADA - the marketplace supports deposits and withdrawals of FIAT and cryptocurrencies.

    CoinSmart is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as a securities dealer and marketplace. Further risk mitigation comes from the regulations of each country where the platform is usable.

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG - Condor's flight secured by Cartel Office

    Many people are drawn to warmer climes such as Southeast Asia or South America in cold February. Vacation travelers reach their long-distance destinations by feeder flights via airport hubs such as Frankfurt. Meanwhile, Lufthansa AG is forging ahead with a plan to expand its business by displacing competitors.

    The share is to take off to new heights by strengthening the in-house subsidiary Eurowings. To achieve this, competitor Condor must first be squeezed out of the feeder network. The plan is well received in Lufthansa's boardrooms - but less so by the German Federal Cartel Office. Condor has an antitrust claim for its passengers to access the feeder flights, according to the competition authority in Bonn. "A termination to squeeze Condor out of the long-haul market obviously does not constitute permissible competition and would harm all travelers," Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup said this week in Frankfurt, according to dpa.

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG remains busy and is looking toward bella Italia. Italy is an important market for the Company, where it already has a presence with Eurowings and Air Dolomiti - two wholly-owned subsidiaries. Young ITA Airlines is signaling a partnership interest in a deal after months of rumors. After its resurrection from insolvent Alitalia, this joint venture can give it new wings.

    Despite fluctuations, Plug Power's market moves in renewable energy show further growth potential. With 150 patents, the Company is steadfastly securing its market share. An entry and subsequent purchase would be feasible now. Those who want to trade cryptocurrencies themselves or invest in a platform technology like CoinSmart can interview the CEO live on 2/17/22 and decide in the end whether to invest. Despite Corona pandemic and setbacks due to competition law violations, Lufthansa can also make a precision landing in Italy thanks to its future partnership with ITA Airlines. However, it is not really flying for stockholders.

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    Der Autor

    Juliane Zielonka

    Born in Bielefeld, she studied German, English and psychology. The emergence of the Internet in the early '90s led her from university to training in graphic design and marketing communications. After years of agency work in corporate branding, she switched to publishing and learned her editorial craft at Hubert Burda Media.

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