Blockchain Holdings to Acquire COVID-19 Quarantine Management Product TRACEsafe

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / March 20, 2020 / Blockchain Holdings Ltd. (“Blockchain”) (BCX.CN), a public company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol “BCX”, today announced that effective March 13, 2020, it entered into a binding letter of intent (the “Transaction“) to acquire 100% of the rights and interests in a self-quarantine monitoring technology suite known collectively as “IMSafe” from WiSilica, Inc. (“WiSilica“). TRACEsafe is a global health monitoring product that may be deployed by governments and corporations as they fight the global COVID-19 pandemic.

TRACEsafe is an innovative suite of patent-protected health and safety products, including a flagship identification bracelet and software solution used in a variety of applications, including to administer quarantine guidelines set out by governments. In addition to quarantine applications, TRACEsafe products are being used in hospitals for infant monitoring in maternity wards and visitor monitoring to elder care facilities.

Already, TRACEsafe disposable bracelets are being deployed and in active use by the Hong Kong government manage and enforce their quarantine program for foreign visitors with initial deliveries completed. Based on the success of the program in Hong Kong, and confirmed orders in excess of 65,000 units, TRACEsafe expects to roll out in multiple countries in the coming weeks and months. TRACEsafe expects to make its next deliver of bracelets within the next 60 days, and estimates its working capital requirements for such deliveries to be approximately $300,000.

COVID-19 is widely expected to change how people shop, travel, and work for the foreseeable future, and TRACEsafe could play an important part in implementing new safety and health policies.

The Transaction

Blockchain has entered into a binding letter of intent (“the Transaction”) to acquire 100% of the TRACEsafe assets. Under the terms of the Transaction, Blockchain will pay total consideration of USD$1,574,188, comprised of two cash payments of US$100,000 and US$150,000, respectively, and US$1,324,188 payable in 6,000,000 common shares of Blockchain at a deemed price of CAD$0.305 per share in exchange for all of the business assets related to the TRACEsafe Self-Quarantine Monitoring System.

In addition, under the terms of the Transaction, WiSilica and key personnel may be entitled to certain share performance bonuses. Upon achievement of specified milestones, each performance bonus consists of a one-time payment of CAD$1,200,000 in common shares of Blockchain at a deemed price of CAD$0.305 per share and 2,000,000 performance share warrants of Blockchain. Each such performance share warrant entitles WiSilica or its nominee(s) to acquire one (1) common share of Blockchain at a price of CAD$0.305 per share for a period of two years.

The following business milestones will trigger a performance bonus:

achievement of $500,000 in gross revenue by June 30, 2020;
securing material contracts in at least six international countries with total volume reaching to pro rata 100,000 units per year by July 30, 2020; and
a software management platform for monitoring and tracking quarantine patients is set up that is purchased or otherwise subscribed to and monetized by an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or G20 country by no later than August 31, 2020.

Dennis Kwan, the CTO of WiSilica, is expected to be appointed as CEO of a new subsidiary of Blockchain that will hold the TRACESafe assets.


Blockchain also announced today a non-brokered private placement offering of up to 3,333,333 units (the “Units”) at a price of C$0.30 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to C$1,000,000 (the “Financing”).

Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of Blockchain (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each whole Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at a price of C$0.50 for a period of two years from the date of issuance of such Warrant.

Blockchain intends to use the proceeds of the Financing towards partial payment of the purchase price of the Transaction and working capital and general corporate purposes.

About TRACEsafe

TRACEsafe, is a proprietary self-quarantine management monitoring system which registers a user through a wrist tag. The tag can log time stamps and locations of the user through a single application used by both the user and administrators to a central monitoring system. TRACEsafe allows a user to declare once they have entered quarantine, and subsequently prompts periodic check-in acknowledgements. The application will alert administrators if the user fails to acknowledge a check-in, the tag is unreachable through the user’s phone or if the tag has been tampered with.

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