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DMG Blockchain Solutions (TSX-V: DMGI) Contributes to Open-Source Lightning Protocol to Speed #Blockchain Transactions

 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - April 4, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) ("DMG" or the "Company"), a diversified blockchain and cryptocurrency company, announced today that it is contributing core code to a protocol known as Lightning, which can increase blockchain transaction throughput and make the Bitcoin network more scalable.

The Lightning protocol is a cross-industry effort backed by technology industry innovators including Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square, Charlie Lee of Litecoin, and academics at MIT. The core functionality that DMG is developing for Lightning is called atomic cross-chain swaps, which will allow Bitcoin-related businesses to speed blockchain processes such as real-time payouts, payments in different currencies, faster and cheaper trading transactions, and diversification of coin holdings, as well as enable other efficiencies.

DMG software developer and Lightning contributor Alex Bosworth is leading this effort. Bosworth tweeted, "...continuing my work with swapping on Lightning. A user-friendly visual swapping tool is in-progress. Soon you will be able to swap or offer swaps with anyone."

DMG's early embrace of Lightning provides further differentiation of its innovative approach to developing its Blockchain Platforms business. Danny Yang, DMG's Chief Technology Officer, summarized the significance of this development: "DMG, along with others in the bitcoin community, is adding its technical resources and time to build the basis for a more scalable version of the Bitcoin network. As both coin mining and blockchain technology have gained traction even among large businesses, we see more payments and commercial transactions happening over cryptocurrency networks. We all stand to gain by making bitcoin-based transactions more affordable and accessible."

About DMG Blockchain Solutions

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. is a diversified blockchain and cryptocurrency company that manages, operates and develops end-to-end solutions to monetize the blockchain ecosystem. DMG intends to be the global leader in bitcoin mining hosting - Mining as a Service (MaaS), bitcoin mining, blockchain forensics/analytics, and blockchain platform development.

For more information on DMG Blockchain Solutions visit: dmgblockchain.com

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Daniel Reitzik, CEO & Director

For further information, please contact:

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.
Investor Relations: John Martin
Toll Free: 1-888-702-0258
Email: investors@dmgblockchain.com
Web: www.dmgblockchain.com
Direct: 778-868-6470

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

[NTD: I will update these once news is final]

This news release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. Statements about the Company's plans and intentions, improvement of power quality, the Phase 2 study, build-outs and additional megawatts, other potential transactions, product development, events, courses of action, and the potential of the Company's technology and operations, among others, are all forward-looking information. 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", "plans", "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, 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 and power; 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; 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, that there will be sufficient power to operate its bitcoin mining machines, 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 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.

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, lack of supply of power, 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.

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.

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


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