Toronto, Ontario; August 23, 2021 – TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE:TAAL | FWB:9SQ1 | OTC:TAALF) (“TAAL” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated blockchain infrastructure and service provider for enterprise, announced today its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. These filings are available for review on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.taal.com. All financial information in this press release is reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Second Quarter Highlights
- As of June 30, 2021, TAAL held approximately 100,900 BitcoinSV (“BSV”) in treasury
- Gross revenues of $6.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, represented an increase of almost 7 times compared to Q1 2021
- Adjusted EBITDA* for the quarter was $629,000. Net loss for the period was $10.1 million, largely due to the loss on the revaluation of digital assets.
- TAAL purchased 3,000 Bitmain S19j Pro Blockchain computers due for delivery in Q1, 2022
- WhatsOnChain continues to deliver on its promise to be the world’s BSV block explorer and data provider, attracting 33.5 million web and API requests in June, and 40 million API requests in July.
Subsequent to the Quarter
The Company has upgraded its previously announced purchase of 1,000 Bitmain S19J hashing machines to 900 S19J Pro model. The machines will provide the same amount of hashing power while requiring less electricity and space to host. The additional investment is approximately $1 million.
The BitcoinSV blockchain has seen an increase in large blocks routinely being processed. These larger blocks are resulting in higher transaction fees in addition to the block subsidy reward of 6.25 BSV per block. In July TAAL earned 371 BSV from transaction processing fees and 737 so far in August. This is compared to 105 and 138 BSV in fees for May and June respectively.
August has been a month of new records for TAAL and the BSV blockchain. First TAAL successfully mined 3, 1 GB blocks setting a new block size record. More recently, there was a block of 1.2GB, and for the first time ever transaction fees exceeded block subsidy reward. The excitement continued with the first ever 2GB Block, earning 10 BSV in fees, in addition to the 6.25 BSV reward subsidy. Scaling the network with bigger blocks that hold more transactions and data supports TAAL’s long-term view that transaction processing fees will generate far more income that block rewards. TAAL is developing tools and services that help developers and enterprise access the power of Bitcoin.
On the strength of increasing numbers of large blocks successfully mined on the BSV network, the Bitcoin Association has issued an advisory, supported by TAAL, for miners to increase the hard cap settings on Bitcoin SV to 2GB, as of August 13, 2021. This network scaling with bigger blocks that hold more transactions and data supports increased transaction capacity while maintaining low transaction fees to facilitate use and utility.
Stefan Matthews, TAAL Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “The solid results that we report today for Q2 2021 reflect the success of our team through several strategic initiatives. The first half of 2021 saw growth of our processing power as we prepare for higher transaction volumes on BitcoinSV. Bigger blocks, more transactions, and more data on chain are all strong indications of BSV adoption. TAAL is well positioned to accelerate our strategy to grow BSV application development as well as enterprise demand.”
The CoinGeek conference is returning to New York City, from October 5th to 7th to showcase the latest developments on the BSV Blockchain. The BSV Blockchain is revolutionizing the world through its data management solutions because of its scalability, stability, security, and safe instant transactions. There are amazing solutions built on top of the BSV Blockchain that allow Supply Chain Management, Health Care, Global FinTech, Marketing, and many other industries to transform the way they do business. It’s about time you knew about them. TAAL encourages attendance at this conference, hosted by CoinGeek for those interested in finding out more about it see the link below.
About TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc.
TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. delivers value-added blockchain services, providing professional-grade, highly scalable blockchain infrastructure and transactional platforms to support businesses building solutions and applications upon the BitcoinSV platform, and developing, operating, and managing distributed computing systems for enterprise users.
Visit TAAL online at www.taal.com
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
Certain statements included in this news release constitute “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities legislation. The words “will”, “intends”, “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information, although not all forward-looking information will contain these identifying words. Specific forward-looking information contained in this news release includes but is not limited to statements regarding: the expected delivery of newly purchased computers; BSV transaction volumes and the anticipated acceleration of TAAL strategy to grow BSV application development and enterprise demand. These statements are based on factors and assumptions related to historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Since forward-looking information relates to future events and conditions, by its very nature it requires making assumptions and involves inherent risks and uncertainties. TAAL cautions that although it is believed that the assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances, these risks and uncertainties give rise to the possibility that actual results may differ materially from expectations. Material risk factors include the future acceptance of Bitcoin SV and other digital assets and risks related to information processing using those platforms, the ability for TAAL to leverage intellectual property into viable income streams and other risks set out in TAAL’s Annual Information Form dated April 30, 2021, under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in TAAL’s continuous disclosure filings available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Given these risks, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information contained herein. Other than as required by law, TAAL undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.
*NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES
The terms “EBITDA” (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) and “Adjusted EBITDA” (which is calculated by the Company by adjusting EBITDA to exclude share-based payments, fair value loss or gain on
re-measurement of digital assets, gain (loss) on foreign exchange, and costs associated with one time transactions) are not recognized measures nor do they have standardized meanings under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). There is no standardized measure of “EBITDA” or “Adjusted EBITDA” under IFRS and consequently, TAAL’s method of calculating this measure may differ from methods used by other companies and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. A reconciliation of “Adjusted EBITDA” to Net Loss can be found in the MD&A.
For further information contact:
Matt Whitcomb, Investor Relations, [email protected] or 604-260-6142
Stefan Matthews, CEO & Executive Chairman, [email protected]
Chris Naprawa, President, [email protected]