(MENAFN - GlobeNewsWire - Nasdaq) itemprop="articleBody">ATLANTA, GA, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures (OTC: BHCV) ("BHCV" or the "Company"), a holding company with a focus on acquiring a diversified set of cash flowing assets including commercial real estate, energy and technology companies, announced today it intends to sponsor and help launch a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund. The Opportunity fund will be a separate entity from BHCV. However, BHCV will work closely with the Opportunity Zone Fund. The estimated launch of the Opportunity Fund is the second quarter of 2019.
Congress enacted Opportunity Zones with the 2017 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' to incentivize and target an estimated $6 trillion pool of sidelined capital gains to flow into distressed areas. Opportunity Zones provide taxpayers with the ability to re-invest an unlimited amount of their unrealized capital gains into dedicated Opportunity Zone Funds. Investors in these funds are eligible for tax deferral of capital gains through 2026 and if they hold their investment for 10 years, any realized gain on the sale of their position will be 100% tax free.
The Opportunity Zone investment it treated as a 7-year capital gain tax deferral mechanism. Taxpayers who invest into a Qualified Opportunity Zone, will get a step up in tax basis of 10% after five years and an additional 5% after seven years, for a total of 15% after seven years. After ten years all gains from the Opportunity Zone investment are 100% tax free.
With 8,700 Opportunity Zones designated across the country, these areas are projected to generate greater returns over non-opportunity zone investments over ten years. The Opportunity Zone Fund sponsored by BHCV intends to invest in commercial properties located in Opportunity Zones that possess a specific set of criteria, most notably properties with a particular energy footprint.
BHCV believes that sponsoring the launch of a fund to invest in Opportunity Zone areas and the deployment of its proprietary data center solutions in the properties held by the Opportunity Zone Fund provide a synergistic relationship for investors in both BHCV and the Opportunity Zone Fund. The exclusive agreement that BHCV has with SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX ), to design and fabricate decentralized innovative mobile data centers is viewed by the BHCV to be the perfect product to roll out to the Opportunity Zone Fund properties.
"I am very pleased with the progress BHCV, and its management has made since October 2018. Our team has been achieving its many milestones and sponsoring the helping launch a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund will be one more valuable milestone for our investors. BHCV's investors will benefit from our participation in the fund and in turn the fund will benefit from working with BHCV. It is my goal to implement strategies that create value for our company and secures maximum returns for our investors," stated Delray Wannemacher, CEO of Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc.
About Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc.
Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc. (BHCV) is a holding company with a focus on a diversified set of complimentary cash flowing assets including Commercial Real Estate, Energy and Technology Companies. Our foundation is built on targeted commercial real estate with a specific energy footprint in Opportunity Zones, to improve, lease and roll out our proprietary mobile data centers to increase property value.
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