DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V:DMGI) has signed an agreement with Japanese tech firm Forside Financial Services Inc. to provide Bitcoin hosting services, known as mining-as-a-service (MaaS), for Forside. The MaaS deal is worth over $3 million, under which DMG will purchase and set up hardware and receive recurring hosting revenues upon completion.
DMG’s business focus is to provide hosting services for its clients, allowing them to be “miners” essentially from anywhere in the world in a cost-effective manner. The MaaS offering provides turnkey operations for clients by charging a set-up and monthly hosting fee. This allows the company to capture the full benefit of Bitcoin’s appreciating value
“We are excited and thankful to have DMG provide MaaS for our company and look forward to completing more business in the future with DMG. We conducted due diligence and spoke to many other companies and decided to do business with DMG due to its knowledge and expertise in this sector,” said the chairman of Forside.
Daniel Reitzik, CEO and Co-Founder of DMG Blockchain, added: “We are delighted to onboard our second major hosting client from Japan, which represents a significant market opportunity for us and further validation of our MaaS model.”
This contract with Forside marks the second deal DMG has signed to date. Recently, the company announced its acquisition of Blockseer, a blockchain data analytics company based in Silicon Valley, for consideration of up to $16 million.
The company currently operates a hybrid model under which its facilities and power access are used by both itself and its clients. This model allows DMG to balance out its capital costs and scale at a faster pace compared with the traditional mining model. It also expects to add another 1,000 mining machines next month.
DMG’s stock has gone from $1.22 to $1.87 — a 53% gain — in the space of two days following the Blockseer deal.
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The securities of DMG are considered highly speculative due to the nature of DMG’s business. DMG can give no assurance that it will secure additional MaaS customers.
Factors that could cause the 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, failure to obtain any permits required to operate the business, the impact of technology changes on the industry, 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, increase in operating costs, increase in equipment and labor costs, 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.
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