Canada and LONDON, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BTL GROUP LTD. (TSX Venture: BTL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that effective January 10, 2019 it will be changing its name to “Interbit Ltd.” The Company’s new website will be www.interbit.xo and the common shares of the Company will commence trading under the new name on the TSX Venture Exchange with the new trading symbol “IBIT” at the opening of trading on January 10, 2019.
The name change, approved at last year’s AGM, is to create alignment with its principal product InterbitTM, the megachain software platforms that have been the Company’s development focus since mid-2016. Version 2 of the InterbitTM platform was released for testing and feedback on April 23, 2018 and Version 3 of the InterbitTM platform is currently in development (see the Company’s November 7, 2018 news release). The Company announced in November 2018 it was joining the CitizenOS Project and related venture with Xinova, LLC and Helix Applications Inc. and would license the InterbitTM platform to that venture (see the Company’s November 29, 2018 news release).
“The emergence of Edge computing and 5G in 2019 will demand new forms of distributed computing, which our InterbitTM platforms will target,” said Tom Thompson, CTO of the Company.
“Our strategic initiative CitizenOS, will enable us to begin tackling the practical challenges associated with deploying Smart City technologies into society,” said Dominic McCann, CEO of the Company. “To support our approach we assembled, in November 2018, a highly specialised programming team, as well as hardware and software partners to begin delivering solutions for commercial opportunities in 2019.”
There is no change in the share capital of the Company, and shareholders are not required to exchange their existing share certificates for new certificates. The Company’s new CUSIP number is 45845F100 and its new ISIN number is CA45845F1009.
About The Company and The Interbit™ Platforms
The Company is a technology platform provider listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and operating from both Canada and the UK with offices in Calgary and London. The InterbitTM platforms are 3rd generation blockchain platforms which enable business applications to be built quickly, easily and securely.
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