Compodium Selects Hydro66 for Colocation Data Center Services

Boden, Sweden–(Newsfile Corp. – February 11, 2019) – HYDRO66 HOLDINGS CORP. (CSE: SIX) (OTCQB: HYHDF) (“Hydro66” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the signing of its newest client, Compodium International AB (“Compodium“). Compodium, which delivers mission critical secure encrypted video communication services to global medical and public service agencies, will retain Hydro66 to provide secure data center colocation services with a 100% uptime service level agreement.

Compodium Founder and CEO Bengt Grahn explained why they had chosen to entrust vital parts of their service platform to Hydro66: “We are operating vital mission critical services for our global high-profile clients such as the United Nations and Husqvarna, so uptime, reliability and security of our platform is uppermost. Hydro66 provides more depth and strength in all these areas than we can achieve ourselves and their services allow us to focus on adding value to our clients. We are really looking forward to the development of our partnership.

Anne Graf, CEO, Hydro66 commented: “Hydro66 are delighted to secure a long-term contract with an innovative Swedish company like Compodium. They share our values of ethical IT and it is a natural fit for them to place their data and services in a responsible colocation data center using 100% renewable energy. This fits well with their carbon reducing technology allowing vital communications to take place globally without the travel overhead. Compodium is a logical choice for us and we welcome them to the Hydro66 family.

Hydro66 will work closely to deliver managed colocation data center services to Compodium in an exclusive contract. Key features include 24/7 physical security, guaranteed power and network availability and temperature and humidity guarantees.

For additional information, contact:

Sara Grundstrom, Hydro66
+46(0) 921 48 97 02
sara.grundstrom@hydro66.com

About Compodium

Compodium’s mission is to deliver reliable solutions for effective online collaboration to organizations, businesses and governments. As organizations strive to meet efficiency requirements on strained budgets and people everywhere are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of travel, travel-free meetings present a better and more logical alternative. We now understand how networked solutions contribute to effective collaboration and higher productivity. While politicians demand sustainable practices and more efficient use of taxpayer money, and corporations work with these issues as a matter of strategy, Compodium can draw from twenty years of experience and present a solution that works-today. We know how to create a meeting culture that agrees with both people and the environment. We are accredited with the EU and UN, and have a framework agreement for service delivery to all Swedish counties and municipalities, beyond our over 200 individual clients.

About Hydro66

Hydro66 owns and operates an award winning colocation data center in Sweden specializing in High Performance Computing (“HPC”) hosting. The Company hosts third party IT infrastructure, utilizing 100% green power, at amongst the EU’s lowest power prices and within an ISO27001 accredited facility.

Hydro66 is uniquely positioned to capitalize on opportunities in blockchain infrastructure as well as the traditional enterprise colocation data center market. The Company provides truly green power at a leading price, purpose-built space and cooling, telecoms, IT support services and 24/7 physical security in their facility in Boden, Sweden. www.hydro66.com

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DigiMax Global Announces Closing of Convertible Debenture Private Placement

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 8, 2019) – DigiCrypts Blockchain Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “DigiMax Global“) is pleased to announce closing of a private placement convertible debenture.

DigiMax Global completed a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) of an aggregate principal amount of $550,000 in secured convertible debentures (the “Convertible Debentures”). Each Convertible Debenture bears interest at a rate of 10% per annum, which is payable in cash to the holders thereof on the last date of each calendar quarter for a period of three years from the date of issue or the date the Convertible Debenture is converted. The Convertible Debentures are convertible: (i) at the option of the holder into common shares (the “Common Shares”), at a conversion price that is the lesser of (i) $0.20, or (ii) 75% of the lowest price offered in a private placement of the Company’s common shares (the “Conversion Price”) while such Convertible Debenture remains outstanding.

In addition, the Company issued amended secured convertible debentures to the holders of the previously issued 10% secured convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $484,500 (the “September 2018 Debentures”) such that the terms of the September 2018 Debentures have been amended to mirror the terms of the Convertible Debentures.

On closing, the Company issued to the holders of the Convertible Debentures and the September 2018 Debentures 2,586,250 common share purchase warrants (each a “Warrant”). The Warrants are exercisable for a period of two (2) years from issuance into Common Shares at an exercise price equal to the lowest of (i) $0.30, (ii) the product of the Conversion Price multiplied by 1.5, and (iii) the exercise price of common share purchase warrants issued by the Corporation prior to the expiration of the Warrants for each Warrant exercised.

The Convertible Debentures and Warrants issued pursuant to this Offering are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering.

About DigiCrypts Blockchain Solutions Inc, (dba DigiMax Global Solutions)

DigiMax is a reporting issuer formed in Ontario, Canada which was created for the express purpose of developing immediately profitable businesses in the Blockchain and Initial Coin Offering Space. Founded by 5 partners with decades of experience in both Initial Public Offerings and Initial Coin Offerings, the partners have a common goal to help the world develop ICO’s as a respectable, regulatory compliant security offering that is parallel in stature and compliance to common shares. DigiCrypts has a strong belief and commitment to helping ICO’s become a highly efficient, legal and secure complement to public shares issued by real and profitable companies from all industries.

Contacts:

Chris Carl
President & CEO
416-312-9698
chriscarl@rogers.com 

David Posne
Chairman of the Board
647-985-6727
dposner44@gmail.com

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Global Blockchain Technologies Announces Name Change

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 7, 2019) – GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (CSE: BLOC.U) (FSE: BWSP) (OTC Pink: BLKCF) (“BLOC“, or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, pursuant to a directors’ resolution, it will change its name to Global Gaming Technologies Corp. There will be no change to the symbol, the Company’s common shares will continue to trade under the ticker “BLOC.U” and the listed warrants will continue to trade under the ticker “BLOC.WT.U” on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”). The CSE will publish a bulletin announcing the effective date of the change in BLOC’s name and it is anticipated that the common shares and listed warrants will begin trading under the new name on or about Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The CUSIP number assigned to BLOC’s shares following the name change is 37959M104 (ISIN: CA37959M1041) and the CUSIP number assigned to BLOC’s listed warrants following the name change is 37959M112 (ISIN: CA37959M1124). No action is required to be taken by shareholders with respect to the name change. Outstanding share and warrant certificates are not affected by the name change and do not need to be exchanged.

About Global Blockchain Technologies Corp.

The Company provides investors access to a basket of direct and indirect holdings within the blockchain space.

The Company is focused on streamlining the currently arduous, lengthy, and complicated process that interested investors must undergo to gain exposure to the blockchain space, with a view to becoming the first vertically-integrated originator and manager of top tier blockchains.

BLOC is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) and its common shares trade under the ticker symbol “BLOC.” Additional information relating to BLOC is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, the CSE at www.theCSE.com, as well as on the Company’s website at www.globalblockchain.io.

On behalf of the Company:
Shidan Gouran, President and CEO
info@globalblockchain.io

For more information, please contact:
Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. Investor Relations
ir@globalblockchain.io

1-888-983-4771

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APPx Group Holdings, Inc. Subsidiary Signs Service Agreement with US Law Firm

Montreal, Quebec–(Newsfile Corp. – February 7, 2019) – APPx Technology, a subsidiary of Fintech incubator and software and data development company, APPx Group Holdings, Inc. (CSE: APPX) (FSE: APO) (the “Company” or “APPx”), has signed a Service Agreement with Johnston Law, LLC in South Carolina for their proprietary due diligence system. APPx is excited to announce this milestone deal, its first since entering into the US markets in both public and private sectors.

APPx, which just recently announced they rented office space in South Carolina’s Silicon Harbor for their technology business, created the system to address problems associated with the increased compliance requirements put forth by government watchdogs – such as FINTRAC and FinCEN, big banks, and other government agencies and bodies around the world.

APPx’s proprietary data analysis software integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) with traditional data sources, including the world’s most advanced aggregators in regulatory technology, electronic identification, media monitoring, financial scoring, and business intelligence. The AI component means large amounts of structured and unstructured data sources can be monitored in just minutes and also allows for continued monitoring. The result is AI-driven risk data that can quickly provide a visual picture of the target company or individual, including corporate structure and other complex relationships. What used to take weeks of research can now be done in hours. All of this information is compiled and reports are generated by APPx analysts depending on the needs of the client.

Jay Ruckenstein, President and Co-founder at APPx, is an expert in corporate information technology and online business operations. For years he ran the anti-fraud department at his gaming operation- which is one of the most highly-regulated industries.

“When there is so much information available, it’s easy to miss some important pieces. That’s why we’ve developed systems to compile the aggregated data from all of these sources in one place, making it easier to get a thorough understanding of the target,” he stated.

“The subsequent reports our analysts produce protect the users from the effects of a non-compliance investigation – in terms of time, cost, and potential criminal liability,” said Paul Platte, an international lawyer, who was brought on board as a managing advisor for APPx and who will be directing the US office.

During the beta testing, attorney John C. Johnston will use the Due Diligence and KYC/AML systems and reports in active cases. The law firm will work with APPx’s expert compliance staff to assess, make suggestions, and together possibly come up with other products based on the wide range of data aggregation and analytical capabilities they have at APPx.

APPx has plans to pursue other clients in the legal profession, as well as others who can benefit from this more robust form of due diligence. Going forward, they intend to offer this service not only in the US, but also in Canada and the United Kingdom.

For more information about APPx projects and developments, visit appxgroup.com.

About APPx Group Holdings, Inc.

APPx Group Holdings, Inc. offers technology-based solutions to a wide range of industries, including: advertising, financial services, insurance, legal, brokerages, logistics, and government.

With our strong reach and growing partnerships, we’re constantly adding to, and enhancing, our portfolio of proprietary, cutting-edge software solutions. We strive to be industry leaders, creating innovations engineered from the ground up by our diverse culture of talent. APPx delivers sustained value by strategically solving our customers’ immediate and long-term needs – using today’s most advanced technologies to help them reach their goals on a global scale.

Contact:

APPx Group Holdings, Inc.
Rahim Mohamed, CEO
RM@appxgroup.com
(833) 777-APPX

Jay Ruckenstein, President
jay@appxgroup.com
(833) 777-APPX

About Paul Platte:

Paul Platte is an international lawyer with 40 years experience representing private clients in various civil matters, including personal injury, construction and commercial litigation, personal injury, international transactions and asset protection, immigration, and employment.

Paul is proficient in Spanish and his extensive practice includes Dubai, the United States Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic that draws on his legal, business and cultural skills. His clients include local and international insurance companies and financial institutions, individuals, and private and public corporations.

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Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events, level of activity, performance or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: that laws and regulations may become more onerous; the ability of the Company to obtain necessary financing; the economy generally; the future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities; changes in laws and regulations; changes in and the effect of government policies; demand for products and services; competition; anticipated and unanticipated costs; reliance on management; claims and legal proceedings; conflicts of interest; and market price and volatility of the common shares of the Company. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions, changes in laws, negative sentiment towards the industry in which the Company operates, increase in operating costs, the loss of key directors, employees, advisors or consultants, technology failures, litigation, failure to develop new and innovative products, failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations and fees charged by service providers. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and, accordingly are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty of such statements.

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.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed, nor approved the contents of this news release.

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PowerBand Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 5, 2019) – PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (FSE: 1ZVA) (“PowerBand“, “PBX” or the “Company“), a leading online auction and remarketing platform to buy and sell used vehicles, is pleased to announce that it intends to issue on a non-brokered private placement basis (the “Private Placement“) up to 20,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $0.20 per share for gross proceeds of up to $4,000,000. The Private Placement is expected to close on or before March 22, 2019.

The gross proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to fund the Company’s continued U.S. expansion, software development, business development, administration and for general working capital purposes.

Finder’s fees may be payable in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (“the “Exchange”). All securities issued in connection with the private placement are subject to a 4-month hold period in Canada. The Private Placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About PowerBand Solutions Inc.

PowerBand Solutions Inc. is a technology provider listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that is developing solutions for automotive and other industries that drive efficiency and transparency in the marketplace. PowerBand has developed and commercialized a leading-edge online auction platform that increases revenues and profit margins for its automotive dealership, Original Equipment Manufacturer, commercial fleet and rental company customers. PowerBand’s remarketing platform, the PowerBand Exchange, incorporates the industry’s latest auction technologies, inventory management, market intelligence, and appraisal processes.

For further information, please contact:

Keith Lippert, LHA Investor Relations
1-212-838-3777
klippert@lhai.com

Richard Goldman, VP Corporate Development
P: 1-866-768-7653
rgoldman@powerbandsolutions.com

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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. As a result, we cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated.

Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by Canadian securities law.

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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Upco International Inc. Announces UpcoPay, an Innovative, Highly Secure and Convenient E-wallet Solution to Make Person to Person Payments

  • UpcoPay will be available by Spring 2019
  • Reduced transaction fees
  • First partnership agreement signed with SixthContinent, the largest international platform for Shopping Cards with a community of 400,000 users

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 5, 2019) – Upco International Inc. (CSE: UPCO) (OTCQB: UCCPF) (FSE: U06) (“Upco”) is pleased to announce UpcoPay, an innovative, highly secure and convenient eWallet solution to make person to person and person to merchant payments. Beginning Spring 2019, Upco users in Europe and Canada will be able to use UpcoPay to send and receive money easily, securely and anonymously. This service will be expanded into other jurisdictions over time.

UpcoPay is an advanced eWallet system comprising a front-end app and robust back-end software to manage transaction tracking, reporting and a full range of other functions. This solution is based on live
transaction processing through integration with Upco’s banking partner, eMoney plc.

UpcoPay allows the anonymous transfer of money between Upco users and vendors that subscribe to the service, protecting individual privacy, while being compliant with regulatory frameworks. UpcoPay will also be able to deliver substantially reduced transaction fees over conventional services provided by major existing payment networks, delivering significant savings to vendors and ultimately to consumers.

Over the past few months, Upco has been working closely with eMoney regarding design of the interface and associated functionality in UpcoPay. eMoney will handle user onboarding within existent regulatory frameworks, and support transaction processing internally, and in and out of UpcoPay. The solution will also support inter-account transfers within eMoney and to IBAN accounts. The design of the system is now complete, with overlapping development targeted for completion by Q2, 2019.

Once this foundation is in place, SixthContinent Inc. will be integrated into UpcoPay under the terms of a recently signed Collaborative Agreement. SixthContinent is the largest international platform for Shopping Cards with a network of more than 3000 leading brands and a community of 400,000 users. This integration will provide cost-effective support for shopping card purchases via the SixthContinent platform, benefiting users while also generating income for Upco through service and transaction fees. The design of the SixthContinent solution is proceeding in parallel with eMoney integration, and within the same general timeframe for go-live.

With the SixthContinent solution and associated users in place, the goal is to scale up the user base through extended functionality, including international money transfer, conversion of major international currencies, and support for debit and credit card processing. Integration with automated vending machines, parking meters, toll services, and other services such as invoice tracking and support for income tax reporting is envisioned in the longer term.

This is a major milestone for our company” commented Mr. Andrea Pagani, Chairman of the Board of Upco International, “In a rapidly evolving world, technology has reinvented commerce, and digital purchases are becoming more and more mobile based, altering the role the payments industry plays in the transaction. We strongly believe that UpcoPay will very soon play a key role in this evolution. In this context, we are very honored by our recent agreement with SixthContinent, a leading platform in the social commerce market. Integration with SixthContinent will allow us to rapidly expand our user base, making the world of digital mobile payments safer, faster and more convenient than ever, for both merchants and users.”

About Upco International Inc.

Upco International Inc. is a cloud-based mobile service company which provides high-quality voice termination to a market driven by the growing activity in online communications and commerce. Upco is a licensed Global Telecom Carrier within the international VoIP (voice over IP) wholesale business. Upco has designed a software application for Apple iOS and Android, similar to SKYPE and WhatsApp. With the forthcoming addition of the Upco e-Wallet using Blockchain Payment Services, users will be able to: send invoices, approve payments, transfer international funds, convert international currencies, and track transfers and payments. The application will also allow vendors to securely share account information with their clients.

Please visit upcointernational.com or upcomobile.com for further information.

About eMoney

Emoney is a Financial Institution, licensed in Malta with a European Passport, and has a decade of proven management experience in the world of electronic money, issuance of online current accounts and issuance of rechargeable credit cards. Emoney integration will extend the reach of the Upco App across Europe for Debit and Credit transactions and ensure full compliance with relevant regulatory frameworks within the European banking community. Upco presently has an agreement in place with Transfer To, which enables money transfer to a Mobile SIM of any user in the world. www.emoney.com.mt

About SixthContinent

SixthContinent, with offices in San Francisco, Ca, and Milan, Italy, is the largest international platform for Shopping Cards. The company has agreements with more than 3000 leading brands (including Walmart, Apple, Amazon, Carrefour, and IKEA, Adidas and Shell Oil), and a community of more than 400,000 users, and is fast becoming a major player in the expanding Social Commerce market. www.sixthcontinent.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andrea Pagani, CEO and Director
office@upcointernational.com
212 461 3676

Trent Collet, Investor Relations
778 808 1175
Trent.collett@gmail.com

SixthContinent Inc.
AD MIRABILIA – PR and Marketing Communication Agency (Italy)
+39 02 43 82 191

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Except for the statements of historical fact, the information contained herein is of a forward-looking nature. Such forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by statements containing forward-looking information. Such factors include continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that statements containing forward looking information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on statements containing forward looking information. Readers should review the risk factors set out in the Company’s Filing Statement as filed on SEDAR.

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FORK Announces Commencement Dates of the Token Crowdsale for Nuvo and its Bounty Program

The NUVO token is the proprietary crypto asset of NUVOCASH, a social network blockchain that FORK was commissioned to provide technical, administrative and advisory services for, by the UK-based social media technology firm Nuvo Cash. With the crowdsale for NUVOcommencing on Friday, March 1, 2019, FORK is also announcing a bounty program, which will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019 and will be hosted on Coinclaim.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 5, 2019) – GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN MINING CORP. (CSE: FORK) (OTC Pink: GBCHF) (“FORK” or the “Company”) announces that the crowdsale for the NUVO token shall commence on Friday, March 1, 2019, with its bounty campaign to begin on Monday, February 18, 2019. As announced in December, the Company has been retained by UK-based Nuvo Cash Ltd. (“Nuvo Cash”) to provide its technical and advisory services for the development of a blockchain-based network to be called NUVOCASH. NUVOCASH will act as the underlying network for social media communities that will benefit from the capabilities of blockchain, such as Nuvo Cash’s flagship network Jamaa Online (Jamaa), a social network with a focus on users in Africa. FORK and Nuvo Cash have a memorandum of understanding which provides for FORK’s administration and promotion of the NUVO token crowdsale.

The NUVOCASH blockchain introduces two key elements to the social media experience. First, the order of postings in a user’s news feed will be determined by a community-based voting process as opposed to an advertising-based algorithm, which is the current practice of most social networks. Aside from delivering content that is most relevant to the user, this protects communities from being manipulated by malicious parties who exploit algorithm-based social media networks for purposes such as spreading political propaganda. Second, all users will be paid NUVO tokens in exchange for their engagement, which includes posting content, sharing content, and even voting or commenting on content. Since new content contributes to the social network’s user experience and votes and comments help the network to filter out low-quality content, this creates a network that naturally fosters the cultivation of high-quality content.

Additionally, NUVOCASH enables the creation of a multitude of distinct, separate social media networks for specific communities or purposes. For example, Nuvo Cash’s social network Jamaa is built for users in Africa. Nuvo Cash is also developing networks for the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and India. The capability to create separate networks is a key distinction point over other social network blockchains, which only allow there to be one community. Moreover, NUVOCASH is the first social network blockchain to offer the ability to create private groups, and provide users the freedom to engage in anonymous, uncensorable communications, which will introduce a new dimension of authenticity to social media content in regions where such freedom otherwise cannot be had.

Social networks that are built on the NUVOCASH blockchain will have the ability to offer premium features such as content through paid access and subscriptions, and enhanced privacy (e.g. end-to-end encrypted communications, private group membership). Access to these features can only be purchased using NUVO tokens. As NUVOCASH-based social networks are programmed to curate high-quality content, it is foreseeable that there will be demand for premium content. Additionally, users can benefit from holding NUVO tokens as the higher their token balance is, the greater an impact their postings and reactions will have. NUVO tokens will be available on exchanges, giving users who need NUVO tokens the opportunity to purchase them, and users who have NUVO tokens the opportunity to redeem them for other forms of currency, including fiat.

The NUVO bounty program issues NUVO token rewards in exchange for actions that promote, or bolster interest in the NUVO crowdsale. All actions must be taken through the bounty administration platform Coinclaim (http://www.coinclaim.io) in order to be eligible for payment. Provisionally, each of the following four action types will earn NUVO rewards:

  • Posting the crowdsale link (Facebook)
  • Posting the crowdsale link (Twitter)
  • Joining Telegram discussion group (Telegram)
  • Watching designated YouTube videos (YouTube)

NUVO token reward amounts corresponding to each action will be listed on Coinclaim’s website. There are no restrictions on how many of the bounty rewards offered can be claimed by a given user, however participants may only claim each bounty reward once. Additional bounty tasks will be added frequently, and will also be listed on Coinclaim’s website.

The NUVO crowdsale will be held on the Singularity exchange (https://singularity.exchange). Its official start date will be on Friday, March 1, 2019. Any questions about NUVO in advance of the crowdsale may be directed to the Singularity Exchange’s support team at singularity@globalblockchain.io.

On behalf of the Company:
Shidan Gouran, President and CEO
info@globalblockchain.io

For more information please contact:
Global Blockchain Mining Corp. Investor Relations
ir@globalblockchain.io
1-888-983-4771

About Global Blockchain Mining Corp.

Global Blockchain Mining Corp. is a technology company that is engaged in the business of mining blue-chip cryptocurrencies through the deployment of hardware and associated infrastructure to mine these coins. Investors, through their investment in the Company, are provided with exposure to these cryptocurrencies without the lengthy, and complicated process that interested investors must undergo in order to gain exposure to these cryptocurrencies.

The Company is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE“) and its common shares trade under the ticker symbol “FORK”. Additional information relating to the Company is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, the CSE at www.theCSE.com as well as on the Company’s website at: www.forkcse.com

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