NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – PeerStream, Inc. (“PeerStream,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) (PEER), a global internet solutions provider driving adoption of emerging blockchain technologies, today announced that it has completed a sale of its non-core dating assets to The Dating Company LLC, a private U.S.-based company. The dating assets consist principally of the FirstMet dating service, which was founded in 2007 and has accumulated a sizable user base by leveraging viral user acquisition campaigns through Facebook, as well as two smaller apps, 50More and The Grade.
Alex Harrington, CEO of PeerStream, commented, “PeerStream has a 20-year history of technology innovation, which we are leveraging to pursue high growth opportunities in live video applications and blockchain business solutions. As we shifted our corporate strategy it became clear that the dating assets were non-core and suffered from lack of management attention, resulting in underperformance in 2018, including a significant revenue decline and negative cash flow. We believe that this divestiture will streamline the business and add more capital to our already strong balance sheet. Most importantly, this deal allows management to fully focus on areas where we believe we can be most competitive – building and operating live video applications and technologies using emerging technologies like blockchain, and supporting enterprise adoption of blockchain solutions.”
About PeerStream, Inc. (PEER)
PeerStream is a global internet solutions provider pioneering the real-world adoption of emerging blockchain technologies by developing software, services and applications for corporate clients and consumers. The Company’s Business Solutions group is able to provide advisory and implementation services to enterprise clients to help them meet strategic objectives using blockchain technology. PeerStream also will be supporting clients’ transition to blockchain through license of proprietary software such as PeerStream Protocol (“PSP”), a protocol for decentralized multimedia communications and live video streaming currently in development. For nearly twenty years, the Company has built and continues to operate innovative consumer apps, including Paltalk, one of the largest live video social communities, and Backchannel, a blockchain-based secure video messaging app launched in private beta form in December 2018. PeerStream has a long history of technology innovation and holds 26 patents.
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