Graph Blockchain to Acquire Shroom Street – Cracking Psychedelics Market
Canada’s Graph Blockchain is to acquire fellow Canadian company Shroom Street Limited, a psychedelic focused brand that is developing a psychedelic truffle e-commerce marketplace, psychedelic lifestyle brand, and media company that covers the latest developments in psychedelic science, activism and investing, for an aggregate purchase price of $1,000,000 CAD payable through the issuance of common shares in the capital of the Company at a deemed price of $0.05 per share.
“Implementing our private blockchain solutions into Shroom Street’s online marketplace will ensure the integrity and security of all transactions on the company’s e-commerce marketplace. The growth of the Cannabis industry has been staggering and the investors who were early enough profited greatly. Investing in medicinal mushrooms in 2019 is looking to generate returns like those experienced in Cannabis 6-7 years ago and we are excited to be a part of it,” says Jeffrey Stevens, Interim CEO of Graph Blockchain.
The Proposed Acquisition is the result of the formal review announced on September 18th, 2019 whereby management and the board of directors set out to identify strategic initiatives that could complement the company’s blockchain technology in new verticals that create shareholder value.
Jeremy Prinsen of Shroom Street commented:
“I am thrilled to join Graph and am looking forward to implementing their technology to ensure we build a trusted and profitable business in the psychedelic industry.”
Shroom Street’s most distinctive strengths are its first-mover advantage and its connections to leading experts and product suppliers in the psychedelic industry. Graph Blockchain’s acquisition of the company is an ideal fit as there is a pressing need for product tracking when it comes down to selling mushrooms containing psilocybin.
Due to the strict regulations for these types of products around the world online sales of these products can prove difficult as substances containing psilocybin are currently legal only in Brazil, Jamaica, Netherlands and Samoa. Real-time visibility, verification and transparency of the supply chain can be achieved utilizing Graph Blockchain’s technology protecting consumers and the company from risk. Shroom Street plans to sell its products in all legal jurisdictions and is planning an official launch their website in early December.
The closing date for the Proposed Acquisition is on or around December 31st, 2019 and is subject to the Company and Shroom entering into a definitive agreement, receipt of regulatory approval, the approval of the shareholders of Shroom and customary closing conditions. A finder’s fee of 10% of the transaction is payable in shares on closing.
Graph Blockchain develops leading-edge private blockchain business intelligence and data management solutions. Graph leverages its proprietary integration of the AgensGraph Database engine with Hyperledger Fabric to create a transparent and immutable ledger with near real-time transactional data processing and intuitive data visualization.
Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.
Kastelein has an Ad Honorem – Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China’s first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme. Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission’s SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government’s Innovate UK division.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.