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Online Blockchain swings to a loss after cryptocurrency prices dive

The Blockchain bubble burst earlier this year, which chief executive Clement Chambers said was “undoubtedly disappointing” for his company

Online Blockchain was set up by the two founders of ADVFN, Clem Chambers and Michael Hodges

Digital coin developer Online Blockchain PLC (LON:OBC) swung to a loss last year as the value of cryptocurrencies fell sharply.

Bitcoin, probably the most well-known cryptocurrency, peaked at almost US$20,000 last December but fell back to under US$3,000 in June.

Online Blockchain developed six coins​

It has since recovered slightly although it still trades significantly below its all-time highs of around US$6,400.

Online Blockchain recorded a loss of £258,000 for the 12 months ended June 30 2018, compared with a profit of £20,000 for the year before. Revenue plunged to £56,000 (2017: £98,000).

“In 2018, the Blockchain bubble burst and the market price for Crypto-assets has fallen back a long way,” said chief executive Clement Chambers.

“While this is undoubtably disappointing in the short term, we firmly believe Blockchain technology has a huge future.”

Online Blockchain, which was known as On-Line PLC until last December, has developed six coins, including PlusOne, which is used by ADVFN to reward audience retention. Its price has jumped to 9 cents from its May lows of 2 cents.

Shares were down 17.3% to 22.8p in mid-morning trade.

Quick facts: Online Blockchain PLC

Price: 22.8 GBX

Market: AIM
Market Cap: £1.98 m

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