March 29, 2021
Published by TheBlockchainExaminer.com
Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) (“hereinafter referred to as Future FinTech”, “FTFT” or “the Company”), a leading blockchain-based e-commerce business and a fintech service provider, announced today that on March 26, 2021, the Company signed a framework agreement (the “Frame Agreement”) with Nanjing Shunru Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (“Nanjing Shunru”) to purchase approximately 20,000 Antminer bitcoin mining machines, which will provide a combined 200 Petahash per second (PH/s) hash rate, which accounts for about 0.12% of Bitcoin’s total hash rate capacity. Mining hash rate is an important security metric in terms of verifying bitcoin transactions; high hashing or computing processing power means greater system security for Bitcoin transactions. The Frame Agreement is non-binding except for the ‘Confidentiality and Exclusivity’ and ‘Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution’ sections of the agreement.
According to the Frame Agreement, Nanjing Shunru will provide no less than 20,000 Antminer mining machines to Future FinTech and guarantees a total Bitcoin hash rate of at least 200 PH/s for at least 180 days per year. Should the hash rate be less than 200 PH/s, Nanjing Shunru must supplement the corresponding hash rate with additional Antminer mining machines within a five-day period with no additional cost to FTFT. The mining machines will be delivered pending further due diligence on the part of the Company and a definitive agreement by the parties. The purchase price of such Antminer miner machines is RMB 50 million (approximately $7.6 million), of which RMB 10 million (approximately $1.5 million) will be paid in cash, and the remaining RMB 40 million (approximately $6.1 million) will be paid in FTFT common stock.
Mr. Shanchun Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Future FinTech, commented, “The recent sharp increase in the price of Bitcoin has provided us with the opportunity and economic incentive to develop an encrypted digital currency mining business. The signing of the mining machine acquisition frame agreement is the first step for us to move into the bitcoin mining field. We will continue to optimize the Company’s comprehensive platform in the field of cryptocurrency mining and blockchain technology services to maximize returns to our shareholders.”
February 12, 2021
Published by TheBlockchainExaminer.com
Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) (“Future FinTech”, “FTFT” or “Company”), a leading blockchain based e-commerce business and a fintech service provider, announced today that, its wholly-owned subsidiary Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Limited (“CCM”) has signed a cooperation agreement with The Merchandise and Quality Week Magazine, a news magazine directly owned by China Foundation of Consumer Protection. The cooperation has a term for five years, from February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2026. The Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of China Foundation of Consumer Protection will set up a “Quality and Safety Office” and appoint Mr. Zhi Yan, the general manager of CCM, as the deputy director of that office for a term of one year, who will be responsible for building the quality and safety credit system for Chinese brands and enterprises under the “Responsible Brand Plan”. The “Responsible Brand Plan” will be officially launched in March 2021 and operated by the “Quality and Safety Office” of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of China Foundation of Consumer Protection.
Mr. Zhi Yan said that: “The Responsible Brand Plan will make full use of the real name based blockchain anti-counterfeiting tracing technology developed by CCM, which will not only protect the legitimate rights and interests of the enterprises and their brands, but also impose responsibility for their product’s quality and safety.”
China Foundation of Consumer Protection was established in November 1989. It is supervised by the State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of China. Its mission is to protect the interest of consumers and implement its responsibility as a nonprofit consumer protection organization under the Consumer Protection Law of China. One of its main responsibilities is to support and participate in anti-counterfeiting activities and clean up the consumer products market.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of China Foundation of Consumer Protection is the first and the only nonprofit organization that was approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs specializing in anti-counterfeiting in China. It was established in July 2000. It focuses on cracking down counterfeit and shoddy products that harm the rights and interest of consumers.