Future FinTech Group Inc., a leading blockchain e-commerce company and a service provider for financial technology, today announced it has signed a term sheet (“Term Sheet”) with Blocknance Financial International SRL(“Blocknance”), a company incorporated in the Dominican Republic and the selling shareholders of Blocknance on December 30, 2020. Pursuant to the Term Sheet, the Company plans to acquire 60% of the total issued and outstanding shares of Blocknance.
Blocknance provides services for transactions between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies, such as Dominican Peso, US dollar, Euro, and Russian Ruble for customers through Bitcoin ATMs and physical offices. All ATMs and physical offices are currently located in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, La Romana, and Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic.
Blocknance is headquartered in the Dominican Republic. Its subsidiary Cryptocana SRL works with financial consulting companies to help clients buy, rent, and sell residential, commercial, local, and international real estate using cryptocurrencies; another subsidiary, Blockchain Finance International Inc. is registered in Wyoming, the US and officially registered as a Money Service Business (MSB) which is regulated and administered by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). According to the framework agreement, the current total valuation of Blocknance is $1.6 million. Future FinTech or its wholly-owned subsidiary plans to acquire 60% of Blocknance through cash and shares with a purchase price of US $960,000. Future FinTech reserves the right to purchase additional shares from the seller.
Emmy Jude Fortune, the General Manager of Blocknance, stated, “Blocknance is one of the most advanced, semi-decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platforms on the market today. It provides a safe way to exchange Bitcoin and cryptocurrency with fiat currencies for individuals who want to use them to buy and sell goods or services and is the largest Bitcoin transaction service provider in the Caribbean. With the help of our new ATMs, more and more people use cryptocurrency for transactions. Our Punta Cana and Santiago office provides services to more than 10,000 tourists every year because most tourists do not have local bank accounts. Our physical offices or ATMs provide convenient two-way exchange services of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fiat currencies for tourists. Blocknance plans to increase the number of Bitcoin ATMs and expand them to Europe, Asia, and other regions pursuant to local regulatory requirements in 2021. FTFT has a great management team in financial services and blockchain technology. The union with FTFT can rapidly expand our operations, continuously improve customer experience and satisfaction, increase service scenarios, and meet more and diversified customers’ needs. ”
Shanchun Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Future FinTech, said, “Blockchain technology and its application is an important strategic segment and business component of FTFT. Building a complete blockchain financial service system is an important development plan of FTFT. We have been looking for valuable blockchain technology companies to dock with our existing resources. When Bitcoin holders could convert Bitcoin into cash at ATM as Blocknance does in the Dominican Republic, cryptocurrency will be gradually accepted by more and more people. We believe that the investment in Blocknance can further expand our business, bring additional income to the Company, and we hope to eventually create a channel that can connect Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with the services of mainstream financial institutions under applicable laws and regulations. “