SOURCE: Bitcoin Shop, Inc.

Bitcoin Shop, Inc.

July 07, 2015 08:05 ET

BTCS Management Cancels Outstanding Options Ahead of Merger

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 7, 2015) - Bitcoin Shop, Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) ("BTCS" or the "Company"), a blockchain technology focused company which secures the blockchain through its transaction verification services business, announced today that its management team has agreed to voluntarily cancel all 12,450,000 of their options, representing all of the Company's outstanding options, ahead of the Company's anticipated merger with Spondoolies-Tech ("Spondoolies").

Charles Allen, Chief Executive Officer of BTCS, commented, "As we continue to progress in our planned merger with Spondoolies, we see the cancellation of our outstanding options as a strategic move that will afford us the opportunity to create a comprehensive plan post-merger that properly addresses all stakeholders involved. We anticipate adopting a new equity incentive plan that will be structured to support our performance-based culture and align with the interests of our shareholders.

During its first year of operation, Spondoolies successfully launched five different hardware products which are widely recognized in their respective categories. Subsequent to its first product launch in March 2014, Spondoolies announced un-audited revenue of more than $28 million for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. The pending-merger between Spondoolies and BTCS will leverage the respective expertise of both companies to create a new global leader in the blockchain sector.

About BTCS:
BTCS is an early mover in the blockchain and digital currency ecosystems and the only "Pure Play" U.S. public company focused on blockchain technologies. The blockchain is a decentralized public ledger and has the ability to fundamentally impact all industries on a global basis that rely on or utilize record keeping and require trust. BTCS secures the blockchain through its rapidly growing transaction verification services business and plans to build a broader ecosystem to capitalize on opportunities in this fast growing industry. BTCS continues to evaluate and build additional blockchain technology consumer solutions. BTCS also actively partners and integrates with strategic digital currency and blockchain technology companies who provide products or services that are complementary to its business strategy. For more information visit: www.btcs.com

Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this press release, including those related to an anticipated merger, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan," "intend" or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations, are forward-looking statements. While the Company believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, not limited to Risk Factors relating to its digital currency business contained therein. Thus, actual results could be materially different. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • BTCS Investor Relations:
    Michal Handerhan
    Bitcoin Shop, Inc.
    (202) 430-6576
    IR@btcs.com

    Michael Sullivan
    RedChip Companies, Inc.
    (407) 644-4256, ext. 115
    michael@redchip.com

    Spondoolies Media Relations:
    Stefanie Guzikowski
    E & G Public Relations, LLC
    (603) 501-0052
    sguzik@egpublicrelations.com