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Gaming Innovation Group reports Q2 2023

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ST. JULIAN’S, Malta, Aug. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) reports Q2 2023 revenues* of €31.1 million and an adjusted EBITDA of €14.0 million. 

The second quarter of 2023 has proven another step forward for GiG with the business reaching another all-time high in revenues. We now look into the second half of the year with total focus on ensuring strong growth mechanics, continued operational improvement and long-term scalability for GiG,” says Richard Brown, CEO of GiG. 

Financial Highlights

  • Gaming Innovation Group achieved all-time high revenues* in Q2 2023 amounting to €31.1m (22.1), an increase of 40% YoY, whereof 22% organic 
  • Adjusted EBITDA was €14.0m (8.3), up 68%, adjusted EBITDA margin* increased to 45.0% (37.5%) an all-time high and strong progress towards financial target goal of 50%
  • EBIT was €6.6m (2.4), an increase of 173% YoY, with an EBIT margin* of 21.1% (10.8%)
  • Revenues in GiG Media at all-time high of €21.7m (14.8), an increase of 47% (20% organic), with an adjusted EBITDA of €10.3 (7.0)
  • Revenues* for Platform & Sportsbook were €9.3m (7.3), an increase of 27%, all organic, with adjusted EBITDA of €3.7m (1.3), adjusted EBITDA margin* increased to 39.7% (17.2%)
  • Profit before tax was €6.6m (2.2), an increase of 197% YoY
  • EPS was €0.05 (0.01) 
  • Positive cash flow from operations of €9.1m (9.5))

Operational Highlights 

  • FTDs for GiG Media ended at 109,400 (79,400), up 38% YoY
  • Ask Gamblers continued positive momentum with revenues in July up 45% from run rate at take over 
  • Signed final agreement with Palasino, powering the online entry of Trans World Hotels & Entertainment retail business through Palasino.com 
  • Platform & Sportsbook awarded licenses in Pennsylvania and Maryland, US and the new gambling software provider license in Sweden
  • Successful launch and completion of migration of all GiG legacy Sportsbook clients to Sportnco solution 
  • Launched two new brands and signed three new agreements for Platform & Sportsbook in the quarter
  • Awarded Full-service Platform Provider and Multi-channel Supplier of the year at the 2023 EGR B2B award

Events after Q2

  • Signed one new agreement and three HOTs for Platform & Sportsbook
  • Five additional brands have gone live so far in Q3 2023, including new market entries in Serbia and further expansion into Latin America, number of live brands is 65 as of today
  • GiG’s platform and sportsbook live in the U.S. state of Maryland 
  • Appointed Richard Carter as new Platform & Sportsbook CEO and Jonas Warrer as CEO for GiG Media
  • July has developed positively, and revenues are up 30% compared to the same period last year, whereof 10% organic growth

*Revenues are adjusted for revenues from a platform client where GiG recognizes the full operations in its profit and loss statement, which are partly offset by related cost of sales and site overheads. See Note 2 in the Q2-2023 Interim Report for more details.

Investor presentation and webcast

CEO Richard Brown will present the Q2 2023 results via livestream at 10:00 CET. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A-session, and investors, analysts and journalists are welcome to participate. The presentation will be given in English.

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Link to the livestream:
https://www.redeye.se/events/928869/liveq-gaming-innovation-group

For further information, contact: 
Richard Brown, CEO of GiG, [email protected] +34 661 599 025
Tore Formo, Group CFO, [email protected] +47 91668678

This information is information that Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:00 CET on 16 August 2023.

About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG)

Gaming Innovation Group is a leading iGaming technology company, providing solutions, products and services to iGaming Operators. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To be the industry leading platform, sportsbook and media provider delivering world class solutions to our iGaming partners and their customers. GiG’s mission is to drive sustainable growth and profitability of our partners through product innovation, scalable technology and quality of service. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol GIGSEK. www.gig.com

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Legal disclaimer 

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. gives forecasts. Certain statements in the report are forward-looking and the actual outcomes may be materially different. In addition to the factors discussed, other factors could have an impact on actual outcomes. Such factors include developments for customers, competitors, the impact of economic and market conditions, national and international legislation and regulations, fiscal regulations, the effectiveness of copyright for computer systems, technological developments, fluctuation in exchange rates, interest rates and political risks. 

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Blockchain Firm Squad Labs Raises $10 Million for Smart Wallet

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Squad Labs announced that its Series A funding round, led by Electric Capital with participation from RockawayX, Coinbase Ventures, L1D, Placeholder, and Mert Mumtaz, will propel the launch of its Fuse smart wallet. The company aims to establish Fuse as a premier solution for securing and compounding personal digital wealth amid the growing onchain economy.

According to the company’s news release on June 12, smart accounts and smart wallets are gaining traction across blockchains as they offer a more intuitive, secure, and programmable user experience. Fuse abstracts seed phrases and provides features like wallet recovery, 2FA capabilities, and enterprise-level security for personal custody, simplifying the choice of storing digital wealth on-chain.

In addition to securing funding, Squad Labs also announced the public testing launch of Fuse on iOS. This move is part of their strategy to expand accessibility and refine functionality ahead of a full market release.

Meanwhile, a recent report from PYMNTS Intelligence explores blockchain’s role in enhancing cross-border payments. It suggests that integrating blockchain can streamline payment processing, enable digital-to-fiat currency conversion, and introduce stablecoins for faster and cost-effective cross-border transactions. Business-friendly decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions further automate and secure transactions via smart contracts, reducing dependence on traditional payment systems and enhancing security and transparency.

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The report underscores the significance of educating businesses and end-users about the benefits of blockchain-based cross-border payments. It advocates for partnerships with FinTechs and proactive engagement with financial institutions to drive adoption and improve industry-wide support for blockchain technologies in payments.

Overall, Squad Labs’ funding round and Fuse’s development represent strategic advancements in blockchain technology aimed at enhancing digital wealth management and transforming cross-border payment landscapes.

Source: pymnts.com

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TON Blockchain Surpasses Ethereum in Daily Active Users

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Ethereum’s comparative underperformance relative to TON can be attributed to several factors, notably the migration of a significant portion of its user activity to layer 2 scaling solutions. These solutions were not factored into the comparison with TON.

During a week marked by global crypto market fluctuations and cautious investor sentiment, The Open Network (TON), backed by Telegram, has seen substantial growth in user activity, surpassing Ethereum in daily active users.

Since the beginning of the month, TON and Ethereum have been closely vying for user engagement. However, leveraging Telegram’s extensive user base of 900 million, TON has consistently outpaced Ethereum for ten consecutive days starting June 1.

On June 3, TON achieved a significant milestone with 568,300 daily active addresses (DAAs), according to Artemis data. In contrast, Ethereum has not reached this level of activity since September 13, 2023.

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Delving Deeper
Ethereum’s apparent lower activity compared to TON can be attributed to various factors, including the adoption of layer 2 scaling solutions designed to enhance transaction throughput and reduce fees by processing transactions off the main Ethereum blockchain.

Consequently, the majority of Ethereum’s transactional activities have shifted to these layer 2 networks.

For instance, on June 11, the top three Ethereum layer 2 networks—Arbitrum, Base, and Optimism—collectively registered 1.3 million daily active addresses. This highlights that while Ethereum’s primary network may appear less active, substantial transactional volume is occurring on these secondary layers.

New Milestones and Market Performance
Despite the challenges of comparing directly with Ethereum, TON has demonstrated significant growth. Amidst the recent global market volatility, the network’s native token, Toncoin (TON), reached a milestone of $7.76 earlier this month, marking its highest valuation since launch.

Although Toncoin has since experienced a decline of over 12%, industry analysts remain optimistic about its future trajectory.

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A pseudonymous analyst, “Crypto King,” has forecasted a potential rise to $10 for TON in the near term, citing its robust user base, rapid infrastructure development, and Telegram’s support.

Another expert, Alex Clay, shares this positive outlook, suggesting short-term price targets of $10.5 to $11.6 for TON despite broader market downturns.

Furthermore, data from Token Terminal indicates promising long-term indicators for TON, showing a 3.6% rise in fully diluted market capitalization, a 76.3% increase in token holders, and a 26.0% growth in revenue and fees over the past 30 days.

Despite a slight decrease in trading volume by 11.6%, these metrics underline a strong underlying growth trend for TON.

Source: coinspeaker.com

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Brickken is selected to participate in the European Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox

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Brickken, a startup based in Barcelona at the forefront of real-world asset tokenization, has been chosen to participate in the European Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Regulatory Sandbox. This initiative aims to establish legal clarity for decentralized technologies like blockchain by identifying legal and regulatory hurdles to deployment. It will provide confidential guidance, legal counsel, and regulatory expertise.

Facilitated by the European Commission, this program will enable regulators to deepen their understanding of cutting-edge blockchain technologies and foster dialogue between public institutions and private entities such as Brickken.

By joining the European Regulatory Sandbox, Brickken gains the opportunity to refine and enhance its solutions within a secure environment. This will bolster its credibility with institutional clients, market operators, and bond issuers, facilitating its expansion into new markets. Brickken seeks to become a strategic partner for various participants in capital markets, enhancing operational efficiency and promoting technological synergy in digital asset management.

Edwin Mata, CEO and co-founder of Brickken, expressed excitement about this selection, emphasizing:

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“This opportunity validates our innovative approach to asset tokenization and allows us to collaborate closely with regulators and industry leaders to strengthen the blockchain ecosystem. The knowledge and experience gained in this regulatory sandbox will be invaluable for our future growth and success.”

Brickken’s inclusion in this sandbox marks a significant milestone in its mission to revolutionize the tokenization industry. Recently selected for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Scale program for tokenization and digital assets, Brickken continues to advance blockchain adoption among institutional clients, banks, and capital markets. Additionally, the company has forged partnerships with industry leaders like Psalion and Chainlink, known for their real-world asset tokenization technology.

In collaboration with Coinbase, Brickken aims to set new standards in infrastructure and market structure for real-world asset tokenization. Leveraging Coinbase’s technology such as Wallet and Base, Brickken brings its expertise in tokenization and technology to build robust solutions.

Established in Barcelona in 2020 by Edwin Mata, Yassir Haouati, Bram Duindam, and Dario Lo Buglio, Brickken has experienced rapid growth, operating in over 14 countries and tokenizing assets exceeding 200 million euros. With a client base of over 50, the company has achieved over 100% growth compared to the previous year and is expanding into new verticals.

Brickken’s digital asset platform specializes in tokenizing financial instruments such as equity and debt, catering to entities of all sizes, asset types, and jurisdictions. Offering robust technological support, Brickken enables market entry without the need for proprietary technology development. This positions Brickken to serve diverse sectors including real estate, startups, institutions, venture capital funds, and family offices, facilitating efficient digitization and management of assets.

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Source: cointelegraph.com

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