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DMG Blockchain Solutions Announces Relationship with Sygnum Bank to Provide Credit Facility

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) (OTCQB US: DMGGF) (FRANKFURT: 6AX) (“DMG” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, announces that it has established a relationship with Sygnum Bank, a Swiss bank specialized in servicing crypto-native companies, as a strategic banking partner providing US$9 million (equivalent) in a credit facility to increase its operational capacity ahead of the upcoming Bitcoin halvening expected in April 2024. The primary use of proceeds is for the purchase of 4,550 T21 190 TH/s bitcoin miners from Bitmain Technologies for US$12,103,000 (US$14/TH/s), which was previously announced in December 2023.

With a first financing tranche of US$5.6 million already disbursed, DMG has been able to fulfill part of its payment obligation to Bitmain without the need to liquidate its bitcoin holding. DMG believes that modest amounts of debt enable it to better optimize its balance sheet, especially as it can help maintain its healthy bitcoin holding as well as lower its weighted average cost of capital, both of which should be positive for shareholders. In addition to this US$9 million credit facility, DMG intends to use some of its existing cash towards the purchase of these miners from Bitmain.

The loan is interest bearing at an annual rate of 7.8% for an indefinite term. Sygnum has the right to terminate the agreement at any time, at which time the loan would be due immediately. The loan is secured against the Company’s digital currency assets of 237.8 BTC, which are pledged and deposited with Sygnum. Because the collateral is subject to fluctuations in value, the Company may be required to provide additional collateral in order to restore the security margin on the loan. DMG may repay the amount of debt outstanding at any time.

DMG’s CEO Sheldon Bennett commented, “We are very happy to announce this partnership with Sygnum as a strategic banking partner. We look forward to working closely with Sygnum Bank, as its mission includes decarbonization of the Bitcoin ecosystem, a value which we very much share.”

Néstor Palao, Sygnum Bank’s Head of DLT & Corporate Clients commented, “As we see our footprint in the Bitcoin mining ecosystem growing and including several leading publicly listed players, Sygnum is pleased to work with DMG Blockchain Solutions in providing tailored service for its banking and lending needs and support growth in carbon-neutral crypto asset mining.”

About Sygnum

Sygnum is a global digital asset banking group, founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage. Sygnum empowers professional and institutional investors, banks, corporates and digital ledger technology (DLT) foundations to invest in digital assets with complete trust. The team enables this through our institutional-grade security, expert personal service and a portfolio of regulated digital asset banking, asset management, tokenization and B2B services. In Switzerland, Sygnum holds a banking license and has CMS and Major Payment Institution Licenses in Singapore. The group is also regulated in the established global financial hubs of Abu Dhabi and Luxembourg.

Sygnum’s crypto-native team of banking, investment and digital asset technology professionals are building a trusted gateway between the traditional and digital asset economies that we call Future Finance. To learn more, please visit

Sygnum media contact
Dom Castley, CMO
T +41 58 508 21 01,
Sygnum Bank AG, Uetlibergstrasse 134a, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland

About DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.

DMG is an environmentally friendly vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency company that manages, operates, and develops end-to-end digital solutions to monetize the blockchain ecosystem. DMG’s sustainable businesses are segmented into two business lines under the Core and Core+ strategies and unified through DMG’s vertical integration.

For more information on DMG Blockchain Solutions visit:
Follow @dmgblockchain on X and subscribe to DMG's YouTube channel.

For further information, please contact:

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Sheldon Bennett, CEO & Director
Tel: 516-222-2560

Investor Relations Contact:
CORE IR 516-222-2560

For Media Inquiries:
Jules Abraham

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 news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information or statements based on current expectations. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release include statements regarding DMG’s use of the credit facility, the purchase of new miners, DMG’s strategies and plans, the expected increase in realized hashrate in the coming months, developing and executing on the Company’s products and services, increasing self-mining, efforts to improve the operation of its mining fleet, the launch of products and services, events, courses of action, and the potential of the Company’s technology and operations, among others, are all forward-looking information.

Future changes in the Bitcoin network-wide mining difficulty rate or Bitcoin hash rate may materially affect the future performance of DMG’s production of bitcoin, and future operating results could also be materially affected by the price of bitcoin and an increase in hash rate mining difficulty.

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", "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, market and other conditions, volatility in the trading price of the common shares of the Company, 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; 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; the inability to add more power to DMG's facilities; 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, 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 secure sufficient capital to complete its business plans, the ability to pay off any outstanding debt (including credit facilities), 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. For further information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties, refer to the Company’s filings on In addition, DMG’s past financial performance may not be a reliable indicator of future performance.

Factors that could cause 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, power and infrastructure, failure to obtain any permits required to operate the business, the impact of technology changes on the industry, the impact of Covid-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company's ability to operate, secure equipment, and hire personnel, 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, adverse weather or climate events, increase in operating costs, increase in equipment and labor costs, equipment failures, decrease in the price of Bitcoin, 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.

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