SINGAPORE, Jan. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WORBLI is pleased to announce that the WORBLI Foundation ("Foundation") has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the "APA") concerning the proposed acquisition of 100% of its assets by AmaZix Capital Limited ("AmaZix Capital") and 0rigin Ventures ("0rigin") in return for ongoing funding and development capital.
The acquisition will be completed upon satisfaction of conditions precedents. The transaction will allow WORBLI to accelerate the deployment of its proprietary Know Your Customer ("KYC") and Anti-Money Laundering ("AML") offering to the FinTech and Digital Asset sectors, concurrently with the commercialisation of the tokenised security technology native to the WORBLI blockchain.
- The transaction encompasses 100% of WORBLI's assets including 10% of WORBLI Utility tokens ("WBI") in circulation which will be subject to a lock-up period spanning 6 years
- The transaction will secure funding and resources for the WORBLI Foundation to uphold administrative and customer support for the blockchain and for the promotion of WORBLI's institutional product offering
- This expanded and accelerated roll out of WORBLI technology will allow for faster commercial adoption of the chain
WORBLI's (worbli.io) mission is to develop the world's most cost-effective and developer-friendly consumer and enterprise blockchain platform. WORBLI is offering users, developers, and businesses an ecosystem with compliance at its heart thanks to integrated KYC, AML watchlist and transaction monitoring capabilities. Powered by EOSIO, WORBLI delivers, fast, compliant and secure applications, products and services. WORBLI provides the possibility for any FinTech or Digital Asset platform, operating in any environment, to integrate KYC / AML functionality at significantly reduced marginal costs. While providing users with an easy and speedy way to onboard. WORBLI's proprietary Registry Framework store's information by client type. This enables the ability to identify Professional Clients, providing a platform to facilitate the promotion of tokenized securities offerings within the boundaries established by financial promotion rules and regulations. WORBLI's solution for storing client data is highly secure and compliant with GDPR.
Strategy Going Forward
New regulations such as the EU's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD 5), recent FCA regulations and guidelines of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) establish unambiguously that the vast majority of Digital Asset or crypto platforms must implement KYC and AML procedures. WORBLI's immediate goal is to assist in this sector-wide implementation providing the most cost effective, seamless and scalable solution available in the market to both platforms and users. In parallel with this deployment strategy, WORBLI aims to grow its presence within FinTech with a particular focus on those platforms able to leverage WORBLI built-in KYC data with the opportunities presented by European Open Banking. WORBLI will continue to build out its solutions for tokenised securities leveraging the unique features of its blockchain.
About AmaZix Capital
AmaZix Capital (www.amazix.capital) is a firm focused on advising groundbreaking technology innovators in strategic and corporate finance matters. AmaZix Capital offers services ranging from consulting on corporate projects in relation to Distributed Ledger Technology ("DLT") and providing expert advice on token economics ("Tokenomics"), to helping promising existing and new ventures find growth capital. AmaZix Capital's partners include several senior bankers with a long track record in Financial Institutions M&A and Capital Markets advisory as well as Special Situations. AmaZix Capital's Special Situations Group is managed in a joint venture with 0rigin.
0rigin is a next generation venture capital business built for the Blockchain Asset Class. In addition to the team's strengths and experience across global capital markets, it includes the team from EOS Titan as co-founders delivering deep and broad knowledge of system architecture, software development and blockchain technologies. It deploys multiple strategies as principal across the DLT spectrum from liquid arbitrage trading through to distressed restructuring opportunities. 0rigin has advised WORBLI since the outset on various strategic matters and built the WORBLI Resource Model underpinning the WBI Token. 0rigin built and owns the resource derivatives model UtilityX that is launching in Q1 on WORBLI and EOS blockchains designed to bring pricing efficiency and discovery to Blockchain resources. UtilityX has also developed an innovative token protocol to host third party products in its resource environment as well as resource management arrangements with various strategic partners.
"When we started this journey, our job was to identify and develop the key components that traditional Financial Markets would require to even consider looking at DLT as a practical solution to its evolution. The road we took was lonely as the only blockchain network to implement KYC in the base protocol, but the strength of our conviction brought us to this transaction and a huge step forward in turning our vision into reality. Whilst 0rigin have supported us throughout, the addition of AmaZix Capital to WORBLI brings multi-dimensional growth potential that was beyond any of our wildest expectations. I am honoured to be part of what was achieved and those achievements yet to come."
Domenic Thomas, CEO WORBLI
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