IRVINE, Calif., May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Future City Holding Inc. (OTCQB:FTCY) (the “Company”) is pleased to congratulate its strategic partner, Great Coin, Inc., on the selection of the Ethereum platform for its digital currency, GX-Coin. Great Coin, Inc. chose to proceed with the cutting edge Ethereum platform over the more established Bitcoin blockchain because the Ethereum platform gives Great Coin, Inc. the ability to write self-executing contracts, something that would not be possible with the Bitcoin blockchain. Great Coin, Inc. is wholly owned by officers and directors of the Company.
The Ethereum platform is quickly gaining acceptance in the industry, with many digital currency exchanges expanding their platforms to accommodate Ethereum based currencies. For instance, Coinbase, which is widely believed to be the largest Bitcoin focused company in terms of investment, recently announced it will be expanding its platform to accommodate Ether, a digital currency based on the Ethereum platform (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-coinbase-ether-idUSKCN0YA2VF). Likewise, the San Francisco based exchange Kraken announced it would begin offering Ether trading pairs on its exchange. (http://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-bitfinex-ether-trading/). Moreover, Gemini, the digital currency exchange affiliated with the Winklevoss twins, also announced it will add Ether to its trading platform (http://www.coindesk.com/winklevoss-brothers-invest-ether-leading-launch/).
About Global Future City Holding Inc.
Global Future City Holding Inc. is a holding company focused on implementing an EB-5 immigrant investor program for foreign investors who are interested in acquiring lawful permanent residence in the United States, and the marketing and deployment of its loyalty-based membership program. The Company plans to focus its initial efforts on acquiring qualified investment projects that are aligned with its EB-5 Regional Center and launching the digital currency-based membership program. Additional information on the Company may be viewed at http://www.gf.city.
About GX-Life Global, Inc.
GX-Life Global is in the process of developing a robust, scalable platform to support its membership program throughout the world. GX-Life Global is supported by “GX-Coins” which is a digital currency that functions as a store of value and a medium of exchange. GX-Life Global plans to deploy the GX-Coins it acquires from Great Coin by distributing them to members of their membership program community as loyalty points for the members’ participation in the membership program. Members of GX-Life Global will be able to redeem their status points, reward points, and status reward points for GX-Coin at 100% of their points’ dollar value. Additionally, users of GX-Coin will be able to use their GX-Coins to purchase products offered by GX-Life Global.
About Great Coin, Inc.
Great Coin, Inc., a Nevada corporation, is a technology company in the process of developing “Great Coin” or “GX-Coin” which is a digital currency that functions as a store of value and a medium of exchange. Great Coin intends for the GX-Coins to be freely transferable on an online trading platform, and the price of a GX-Coin once on the trading platform will be determined by market forces through trading activity. As a digital currency, GX-Coin’s ownership and transfer will be recorded on an encrypted, secured distributed ledger system using technology similar to the distributed ledger technology used for trading digital currencies.
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Contact: Global Future City Holding Inc. Michael R. Dunn CFO/COO Office: (949) 769-3536 Email: email@example.com
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