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Note 8 - Long-term Investments

Note 8 - Long-term Investments
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Notes to Financial Statements  
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8. Long-term Investments


On September 27, 2022, the Company entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with Koala Malta Limited, a private limited liability company registered under the laws of Malta (the “Seller”).


Upon the execution of the SPA, the Company purchased 65,700 issued ordinary shares of Koala Crypto Limited (“KCL”) from Seller, representing 9 percent of the total issued share capital of KCL, and in exchange, the Company issued 863,392 shares of its common stock to Seller in a private placement (the “Consideration Shares”). The Consideration Shares were valued at $1,350,000 in the aggregate based on the volume weighted average price of the common stock of the Company for the 20 trading days immediately prior to the date of the SPA. The shares of KCL are recorded in the consolidated balance sheet as ‘other assets’.


Upon execution of the SPA, the Company, the Seller and KCL also entered into a Shareholders’ Agreement. The Shareholders’ Agreement imposes certain transfer restrictions on the Seller and the Company as shareholders of KCL, provides for certain governance and approval rights among the parties, and gives the Company a put option with respect to its investment in KCL in the event of a change of control of the Seller. At the same time, Alan Tak Wai Yau, an individual and the majority shareholder of Koala Capital Limited, which is the parent company of the Seller (“Koala Capital”), provided the Company with a share charge over 15 percent of the issued share capital of Koala Capital (the “Share Charge”) and Koala Capital provided the Company with a guaranty and indemnity (the “Guarantee”), which Share Charge and Guarantee were granted as security for a number of the Seller’s obligations as set forth therein including obtaining the lifting of the voluntary suspension of KCL’s virtual financial assets license by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”). Koala Capital has submitted and responded to all queries raised by the MFSA, and the authorization/supervision unit that was currently reviewing its application has given its initial approval to move on to the next steps in the process and testing is in its final stages.