DMG Completes Sixth Forensic Engagement of 2020
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) (DMGGF:OTC US) (FRANKFURT:6AX) (“DMG” or the “Company”), a diversified blockchain and technology company, has completed its sixth large crypto forensic consulting project of 2020, generating approximately $350,000 in additional revenue.
Forensic Highlights:$350,000 in consulting revenue generated in 2020 from forensic engagementsDMG has provided technical reports, investigations and due diligence for law firms and professional audit and accounting firms focused on other publicly traded crypto companies, private companies and Initial Coin Offerings “ICOs”DMG’s investigators use DMG’s Blockseer and Walletscore software to provide accurate crypto tracking and labelling as well as forensic consulting servicesDMG’s crypto audit and forensic division is expecting revenue to continue to grow in the coming financial yearWhile DMG’s primary business is bitcoin mining, as a diversified blockchain company, other revenue streams are continuously being developed. DMG acquired Datient, Inc. in early 2018 specifically for its Blockseer software, which at the time was primarily used by law enforcement. Since this acquisition DMG has continued to improve Blockseer and has also launched Walletscore, a risk assessment AML tool. DMG sells software licenses for these products but also uses them internally to provide crypto analytics and forensic consulting primarily for law, accounting, and audit firms. DMG has traditionally grown this business through partnerships with professional services firms with whom DMG already has relationships; however, as DMG is looking to continue to grow this business, it is increasing business-to-business marketing efforts. Looking at DMG’s deep expertise in cryptocurrency mining, and data science, we are well poised to expand our crypto consulting practice into the Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) space. Cryptocurrency mining with ASICs and GPUs has similarities to AI processing, and working with our partners in this space, we are beginning consultations on technical questions our business partners have regarding AI companies.DMG is often asked to provide a technical review of the completeness and reliability of revenue for cryptocurrency miners. Challenges include the newness of this industry, and crypto mining pools that don’t provide complete reporting or completely transparent data that third parties can professionally rely upon. As existing mining pools don’t have the level of transparency and trust needed by North American companies for good governance and independent audit needs, this presents an opportunity for DMG to assist these firms in ensuring that financial reporting is complete and accurate. DMG’s upcoming pool will solve many of these problems for miners using DMG’s pool, compared to others. Our goal is to provide a publicly audited pool, which is truly based in North America and provides reporting that meets today’s compliance needs required by independent third parties and companies seeking a high level of governance and compliance.DMG’s COO Sheldon Bennett, a Certified Fraud Examiner, leads the forensic division for the Company and provides the following comments, “We recently completed a multi-phased investigation for one of the world’s leading law firms with more than $3B in annual revenue, 36 offices in 23 countries. This particular client is one of the world’s ten largest law firms, as measured by the number of lawyers and revenue. While we can’t get into specifics of the forensic work, we see tremendous opportunity for DMG’s crypto forensic consulting services as allegations of fraud and theft continue to emerge from the recent ICO activity globally. The Company’s forensic revenue may currently be dwarfed by our crypto-mining revenue, but as a diversified company we are excited to see the rapid growth of this division.”About DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.DMG is a diversified cryptocurrency and blockchain platform company that is focused on the two primary opportunities in the sector – mining public blockchains and applying permissioned blockchain technology. DMG focuses on mining bitcoin, providing hosting services for industrial mining clients, earning revenues from block rewards and transaction fees, developing data analytics and forensic software products, working with auditors, law firms, and law enforcement to provide technical expertise. DMG’s permissioned blockchain technology is focused on developing enterprise software for the supply chain management of controlled products. DMG’s strategy is to become the domain experts across the business verticals it focuses on. DMG’s management team includes seasoned crypto experts, forensic & financial professionals and blockchain developers with deep relationships throughout the industry, with previous experience working at Bitfury, PwC, EY, Cisco and UBS.For more information on DMG Blockchain Solutions visit: www.dmgblockchain.comOn behalf of the Board of Directors,
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