DURHAM, N.C., March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) today announced that it has acquired a 46% equity interest in Demonsaw LLC, led by Eric ("Eijah") Anderson. Today's action concludes events begun in May 2016 and allows the Company to reap the upside of promising technology with very minimal dilution. By issuing 2.0 million new shares rather than the 43.8 million originally approved, the board of directors has maintained the Company's vision, while providing maximum benefit to existing and future shareholders.
As previously disclosed, MGT had entered into a revised asset purchase agreement to acquire D-Vasive, Inc., a maker of mobile communications privacy applications. As contemplated in this agreement, D-Vasive would have acquired Demonsaw, with MGT owning both companies. Despite stockholder approval in September, the entire transaction terminated because the critical condition of closing – approval by NYSE MKT – was not met. In recent months, MGT has tried without success to reach agreement among the various stakeholders of D-Vasive and Demonsaw with renegotiated terms.
Notwithstanding the termination of that agreement, the MGT has been successful in expanding its footprint in cybersecurity technologies through the acquisitions of assets from E-Tagged and Cyberdonix, Inc., as well by hiring several talented programmers. Very importantly, the Company has also secured the insight and vision of cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee via an employment agreement. In addition, the Company presently operates a large Bitcoin mining facility in Washington state with plans to rapidly scale up this business.
With today's announcement, MGT has joined forces with a "future visionary" Eijah who has completed important work on his Demonsaw platform, as well as other initiatives. John McAfee, Executive Chairman of MGT stated, "Demonsaw is developing what might ultimately become Internet 2.0 and MGT will participate in this exciting market. We look forward to sharing in the success of Eijah's forward thinking leadership."
Summarizing the transaction, Eijah concluded, "There is no humanity without the fundamental right to privacy. The Cloud is a lie and it's time to give back control of data to businesses and individuals. The cybersecurity platforms that my company is creating are laying the foundation for the future of the Internet."
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) is in the process of acquiring and developing a diverse portfolio of cyber security technologies. With industry pioneer John McAfee at its helm, MGT is positioned to address various cyber threats through advanced protection technologies for mobile and personal tech devices, as well as corporate networks.
Also as part of its corporate efforts in secure technologies, MGT is growing its capacity in mining Bitcoin. Currently at 5.0 PH/s, the Company's facility in WA state produces about 100 Bitcoins per month, ranking it as one of the largest U.S. based Bitcoin miners. Further, MGT is in active discussions with financial partners to grow Bitcoin output materially.
Lastly, MGT stockholders have voted to change the corporate name of MGT to "John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc." Following a dispute over ownership and permitted usage of the name McAfee, The Company and Intel have agreed to a mediation process to avoid unnecessary legal costs.
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