- GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading provides highlights from Q3 results -
- Full results filed and available at www.sedar.com -
London, UK and Vancouver, British Columbia – GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading Limited (TSX Venture: BLOK) (US OTC:BLVDF) (FSE:BD4) (the “Company” or “GlobalBlock”) filed its unaudited Q3 2021 financial statements and management discussion and analysis, and is pleased to announce in Q3 2021 it recorded three and nine month revenue of $838,433 (all amounts in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated). These are the first financial statements to include results from the Company’s wholly owned operating subsidiary, GlobalBlock Limited (“GlobalBlock UK”), which the Company acquired in July 2021.
Following a strategic review in 2019 and its subsequent acquisition of GlobalBlock UK, the business has undergone a transformation resulting in a significant ramp up in operations and revenue. Q3 incurred one-off transactional costs that relate specifically to the business combination, contributing to a loss for the period.
2021 Year to Date Highlights:
Earned three and nine month revenues of $838,433, for the period from the acquisition of GlobalBlock UK (July 2021) until September 30, 2021 and a three and nine month loss of $3,238,781 and $3,682,889 respectively, inclusive of a one time charge for transaction costs of $2,288,572. The transaction costs were primarily related to the fair value of the finders’ shares issued pursuant to the acquisition of GlobalBlock UK.
As at September 30, 2021, the Company had $6.1 million in working capital (December 31, 2020 - $4.3 million) and cash on hand of $5.7 million (December 31, 2020 - $4.4 million).
Continued expansion of GlobalBlock UK’s team with senior hires across technology, marketing and sales to support current and future operations.
GlobalBlock UK continues to increase its offering of digital assets where clients have the ability to trade across GlobalBlock UK’s combined service offerings of telephone, online trading platform and mobile app, increasing from 80 digital assets in October 2021 to over 100 in November 2021.
GlobalBlock UK’s operations from 2020 to 2021 have seen significant growth with revenue for calendar 2021 increasing 612% over revenue for calendar 2020, driven by increased clients and high trading volumes. The revenue was achieved without any marketing during the period, as word of mouth led to an increase in GlobalBlock UK account holders and trading activity.
The significant increase in revenue reflects the broader rise in adoption of cryptocurrency by individuals and corporations across multiple industries, most notably in financial services. GlobalBlock, through the operations of GlobalBlock UK, is benefiting from the broader acceptance of digital assets as a new emerging asset class and current trading conditions remain strong.
Rufus Round, CEO at the Company, said:
“The speed with which the GlobalBlock UK business combination has yielded meaningful revenues has exceeded our expectations and we are delighted to see the beginnings of a fast growing digital asset trading and services provider. With a highly experienced team that has a track record of success in regulated financial services, combined with a market that is growing exponentially, we are excited about the foundation that’s been built so far and what the future holds.
“Since Q3 2021, the business has seen trading continue to take a similar trajectory. There is a great deal of activity and the pipeline for sales, new products and services is full. In accordance with our commitment to regulation, security and transparency, we are looking forward to the launch of a new wholly owned mobile app scheduled for Q1 2022 and scaled up marketing efforts.”
ABOUT THE COMPANY
GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading Limited is a publicly traded holding company (TSXV: BLOK) whose wholly owned subsidiary, GlobalBlock Limited (https://www.globalblock.co.uk), is a United Kingdom based digital asset broker that provides a personalised telephone brokerage service, trading platform and mobile app. Established in 2018 by an experienced team of financial services professionals, GlobalBlock Limited acts as a trusted agent serving the digital asset needs of individuals, corporates, institutional financial firms and intermediaries, providing best execution trading and safe custody of digital assets.
GlobalBlock Limited has been temporarily registered under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 as a cryptoasset business until 31st March 2022, pending the determination of the application by the Financial Conduct Authority. At this time, GlobalBlock Limited only accepts United Kingdom and Ireland resident clients or customers for its digital asset broker or trading services.
For further information please contact the Company at:
Rufus Round, CEO
c/o 65 Curzon Street, London, W1J 8PE, United Kingdom
Tel. +00 44 20 3286 2904
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
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