VANCOUVER - TheNewswire - August 8, 2019 - BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. ("BIG" or the "Company") (CNSX:BIGG.CN) (OTC:BBKCF) (WKN:A2JSKG) is pleased to announce that Mark Binns been appointed as CEO and a director of the Company. With over 20 years' experience in founding and building technology companies, including SAAS-based software businesses, Mark is a Dean's Honours graduate of the Ivey MBA program and a graduate of the Computer Science Honors program at Acadia University. He has led his companies to PROFIT HOT 50 and PROFIT HOT 100 awards and was nominated by the Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business for the prestigious business award of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40".
Additionally, Mr. Robert Whitaker has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Robert has been with the Company since late 2017, formerly as Director of Forensics and Investigations. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Supervisory Special Agent at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and operating within law enforcement for over 23 years. Mr. Whitaker was previously assigned to HSI Headquarters Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit (IFPCU) where he oversaw the Illicit Digital Economy Program (IDEP). During his distinguished law career Robert also served as the Resident Agent in Charge of the HSI office in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and as a Municipal Police Officer in El Paso, Texas for 8 years.
Marty Anstey, who remains with the Company, has stepped down from his office as Chief Technical Officer.
Stock Option Grant
The Company announces that, pursuant to its stock option plan and subject to regulatory approval, it has granted 4,900,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, consultants and employees at an exercise price of $0.08 per common share for a term of five years. Three million options vest upon grant, with the remaining 1,900,000 vesting over a period of 24 months. The securities represented by this grant will be subject to a four-month hold period.
On behalf of the Board,
About BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc.
BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. (BIG) has two operating divisions: Blockchain Intelligence Group and Netcoins.
Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) brings security and accountability to the new era of cryptocurrency. BIG has developed from the ground up a Blockchain-agnostic search and analytics engine, QLUETM, enabling Law Enforcement, RegTech, Regulators and Government Agencies to visually trace, track and monitor cryptocurrency transactions at a forensic level. Our commercial product, BitRank Verified(R), offers a "risk score" for cryptocurrency, enabling RegTech, banks, ATMs, exchanges, and retailers to meet traditional regulatory/compliance requirements. Our Forensic Services Division brings our team of investigative experts into action for cryptocurrency investigations that require in-depth expertise and experience, either in conjunction with or supplemental to our user-friendly search, risk-scoring and data analytics tools. Based on industry demand, we created our Cryptocurrency Training Academy (www.CryptoInvestigatorTraining.com) to help Law Enforcement, the Financial Sector and Regulators learn how to bring security and accountability to cryptocurrency; our Cryptocurrency Investigator Certification Course is a one-stop solution to understanding the world of cryptocurrency, how to reduce associated risk, and investigate cryptocurrency crime.
Netcoins is in the business of developing software to make the purchase and sale of cryptocurrency easily accessible to the mass consumer and investor through brokerage services. Netcoins enables crypto transactions via 171,000+ retail locations globally, a self serve crypto purchase portal and an Over-The-Counter (OTC) trading desk.
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