Investment in Coinsquare
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Investments, All Other Investments [Abstract]|
|Investment in Coinsquare||
Note 5. Investment in Coinsquare:
In September 2017, the Company acquired a minority interest for $3,000,000, in goNumerical, Ltd., (d/b/a: “Coinsquare”), which operates a digital crypto-currency exchange platform in Canada. The Company acquired approximately 10.9% of the voting common stock of Coinsquare. In connection with the investment, the Company also received warrants, which were to expire on May 30, 2018, to acquire additional shares of common stock of Coinsquare, which if exercised in full by the Company, would result in the Company owning an approximate total of 14.7% of Coinsquare, including the initial investment. The fair value of the warrants was determined to be de minimis. The Company has evaluated the guidance ASC 325-20 Investments – Other, in determining to account for the investment on the cost method since the equity securities are not marketable and do not give the Company significant influence over Coinsquare. As of December 31, 2017, the Company considered the cost of the investment to not exceed the fair value of the investment due to the subsequent funding activities of Coinsquare and the proximity of the time of the investment to year end.
During February 2018, the Company invested an additional $6.4 million to acquire additional common stock of Coinsquare. The investment included an additional equity investment of $2.8 million that is part of an approximate $24 million financing by Coinsquare. Additionally, warrants acquired in the original investment were exercised in exchange of a cash payment of $3.6 million. These additional investments resulted in a current ownership in Coinsquare by the Company of approximately 12.9% ownership in Coinsquare based upon Coinsquare’s then issued and outstanding shares. As of September 30, 2018, the Company considered the cost of the investment to not exceed the fair value of the investment.
The entire disclosure for investments accounted for under the cost-method. The carrying amount of such investments may be adjusted, for example, distributions in excess of cost (return of capital) or for other-than-temporary impairments. The cost method and lower-of-cost or market, an adaptation of the cost method, is generally followed for most investments in noncontrolled corporations, in some corporate joint ventures, and to a lesser extent in unconsolidated subsidiaries in which the entity does not have the ability to exercise significant influence.
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