VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) (OTCQB US: DMGGF) (FRANKFURT: 6AX) (“DMG”), a vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, announces it has appointed Lawrence Truong as Strategic Advisor. Mr. Truong was most recently CEO of Binance Canada, at which he developed its go-to-market strategy. Prior to Binance, Lawrence was Chief Compliance Officer at Tetra Trust Company, at which he developed policies, procedures, training and oversight. As Tetra is controlled by Coinsquare, Mr. Truong’s role expanded to lead Compliance at all of Coinsquare. In his role, he fostered and developed a culture of compliance, building trusted relationships with regulators, business partners and company employees. In his roles as Chief Compliance Officer for Tetra Trust and Coinsquare, Mr. Truong played a critical role in the successful licensing efforts of each company.
At DMG, Mr. Truong will be responsible for spearheading new initiatives that leverage his 25 plus years of experience in the capital markets, his expertise in regulatory compliance, his extensive network and relationships and his understanding of building platforms that meet the compliance requirements expected by regulators and financial institutions alike. Mr. Truong commented, “I am excited to join the DMG team and plan to use my experience and expertise to build bridges between TradFi and blockchain to further blockchain adoption. Given DMG’s strong software team, we will have the opportunity to build infrastructure that can service the needs of the largest financial institutions.”
DMG’s CEO Sheldon Bennett added, “Lawrence brings a wealth of experience and contacts that could significantly enhance DMG’s Core+ strategy to monetize bitcoin transactions. We are excited to add him to our team and focus the company’s software development in a way that could significantly increase DMG’s software revenue over time. We intend to disclose more about these new initiatives in the coming months.”
Stock Option Grant
DMG also announces it has granted 1,266,110 stock options (“Options”) to employees and directors of the Company. The Options are exercisable for a period of five years at a price of $0.29 per share and will vest as to 25% on each of the six-, 12-, 18- and 24-month anniversaries of the grant date.
About DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.
DMG is an environmentally friendly vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency company that manages, operates, and develops end-to-end digital solutions to monetize the blockchain ecosystem. DMG’s sustainable businesses are segmented into two business lines under the Core and Core+ strategies and unified through DMG’s vertical integration.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking information or statements based on current expectations. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release include statements regarding presenting at upcoming conferences, DMG’s strategies and plans, the expected benefits and expectations of Mr. Truong as an advisor, delivering products and services that enable the monetization of bitcoin transactions, developing and executing on the Company’s products and services, the launch of products and services, events, courses of action, and the potential of the Company’s technology and operations, among others, are all forward-looking information.
Future changes in the Bitcoin network-wide mining difficulty rate or Bitcoin hash rate may materially affect the future performance of DMG’s production of bitcoin, and future operating results could also be materially affected by the price of bitcoin and an increase in hash rate mining difficulty.
Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations, or intentions regarding the future. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding-looking wording such as “may”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe” and “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including but not limited to, market and other conditions, volatility in the trading price of the common shares of the Company, business, economic and capital market conditions; the ability to manage operating expenses, which may adversely affect the Company’s financial condition; the ability to remain competitive as other better financed competitors develop and release competitive products; regulatory uncertainties; access to equipment; market conditions and the demand and pricing for products; the demand and pricing of bitcoins; security threats, including a loss/theft of DMG’s bitcoins; DMG’s relationships with its customers, distributors and business partners; the inability to add more power to DMG’s facilities; DMG’s ability to successfully define, design and release new products in a timely manner that meet customers’ needs; the ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel; competition in the industry; the impact of technology changes on the products and industry; failure to develop new and innovative products; the ability to successfully maintain and enforce our intellectual property rights and defend third-party claims of infringement of their intellectual property rights; the impact of intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely affect the business; the ability to manage working capital; and the dependence on key personnel. DMG may not actually achieve its plans, projections, or expectations. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the demand for its products, the ability to successfully develop software, that there will be no regulation or law that will prevent the Company from operating its business, anticipated costs, the ability to secure sufficient capital to complete its business plans, the ability to achieve goals and the price of bitcoin. Given these risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The securities of DMG are considered highly speculative due to the nature of DMG’s business. For further information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties, refer to the Company’s filings on www.sedarplus.ca. In addition, DMG’s past financial performance may not be a reliable indicator of future performance.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, failure to obtain regulatory approval, the continued availability of capital and financing, equipment failures, lack of supply of equipment, power and infrastructure, failure to obtain any permits required to operate the business, the impact of technology changes on the industry, the impact of Covid-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate, secure equipment, and hire personnel, competition, security threats including stolen bitcoins from DMG or its customers, consumer sentiment towards DMG’s products, services and blockchain technology generally, failure to develop new and innovative products, litigation, adverse weather or climate events, increase in operating costs, increase in equipment and labor costs, equipment failures, decrease in the price of Bitcoin, failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations, government regulations, loss of key employees and consultants, and general economic, market or business conditions. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of or statements made by third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.