U.S. Department of Energy Grants DMG an Export License
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 23, 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, is pleased to announce that the Company has received an energy export license from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Highlights:DMG’s new US Export License extends DMG’s ability to purchase across United States, specifically Washington State, the closest non-Canadian wholesale marketplaceDMG’s new US Export License is a significant part of DMG’s over all operational strategy of power and infrastructure independencePrior to DMG becoming a public company, its operating location was in Edmonton, Alberta, where DMG purchased power from Alberta’s deregulated market to obtain the best wholesale price of power before distribution and utility charges. In order to scale and seek long-term energy savings, DMG’s management recognized the need to be energy independent from the onset. This led to owning our own power assets for industrial mining, accessing power from either utilities or wholesale markets, and ensuring revenue diversification in both self-mining and hosting. Crypto-mining, distributed computing hosting and new areas such as computational rendering and artificial intelligence require substantial energy, and profitability is proportionally related to power costs and operational uptime. DMG, at its current location, and based on the availability to access 85MW, is achieving the Company’s overall energy strategy. Low cost energy sourcing, power asset ownership, operational excellence in uptime, as well as ensuring that DMG’s operations do not impact the local power grid and the local community are all being realized.DMG’s CEO Dan Reitzik commented, “DMG has worked diligently over the past four years to develop our unique power strategy. Over the years, strong support and endorsement has been given by local government and business leaders, as well as by our current utility power provider, FortisBC. We are excited to have been successful in obtaining a power export license from the US Department of Energy and will continue working on DMG’s power strategy to ensure that DMG is able to access the most reliable and cost-effective power from either Canada or the United States.”DMG’s COO Sheldon Bennett added, “Our power strategy included building and commissioning our private substation with a goal to access wholesale power from the onset. Not only can purchasing power on the open market significantly reduce DMG’s energy costs, but it also minimizes the risk of price rises due to DMG’s operations on the local utility’s rate payers. With the Export Permit completed, DMG can now focus on the Province of British Columbia’s regulations on open access transmission and BC Hydro’s regulations for utilizing their system, which is needed to access power outside the Province. Currently, DMG is working through changes in the regulations that recently occurred.”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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