Aquarius AI Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Jellyworks Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 5, 2022) - Aquarius AI Inc. (CSE: AQUA) (the "Company" or "Aquarius") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire (the "Acquisition") a minimum of 70% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Jellyworks Inc. ("Jellyworks") in exchange for approximately 60,565,708 common shares of Aquarius ("Common Shares"), representing approximately 33% of the Common Shares that will be issued and outstanding as of closing of the Acquisition. The closing of the Acquisition is subject to a number of conditions including the satisfactory completion of due diligence and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
Owen Sagness, Director of Operations at Aquarius, stated, "Aquarius has been working on the NFT strategy since acquiring Podkast Entertainment Corp., which allowed Aquarius to gain considerable NFT expertise. This expertise will combine with the Jellyworks team to accelerate the growth of this area of the business." He further added, "As with Aquarius, Jellyworks also generates most of their revenue through Bitcoin mining. Combining our Bitcoin operations during this period of market consolidation also helps increase operational efficiencies."
Alex Lineton, Chief Executive Officer at Jellyworks, stated, "We are delighted to be coming together with Aquarius to continue the build out of Web3 technology. We believe that Play-2-Earn gaming is the next big thing, and we are excited to be combining forces with Aquarius to become the leader in NFT gaming guilds." He further added, "Online gaming is a huge multi-billion-dollar industry, and we believe Play-2-Earn gaming is transforming the industry.*"
About Jellyworks Inc.
Jellyworks is a leading Web3 technology company focussed on building a Play-2-Earn gaming guild, building a decentralized economy for gamers. Gaming dominates Web3, with over 70% of all active wallets being owned by gamers. Jellyworks operates by buying online gaming NFT's and then delegating those NFT's to players around the world who play skill-based games and earn tokens. The tokens are then split 50/50 between the player and Jellyworks. Bitcoin mining underpins the Jellyworks operations and generates most of the company's revenues and includes recent acquisitions of the latest hyper efficient mining rigs.
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