BEIJING, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaNet-Online Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET) ("ChinaNet" or the "Company"), an integrated online advertising, precision marketing, and data analysis and management platform company, announced today the launch of its official version of BO!News (商机头条), previously named as the beta version of Business Opportunity Headline (BOH). BO!News is the first blockchain-powered marketing and advertising mobile application which aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of marketing activities.

Developed from the beta version, the official version of BO!News creates a blockchain-powered social network based on the Company’s Business Opportunity Chain that enables real time information sharing and value realization both within and across various interest groups. BO!News improves the transparency and credibility of transactions conducted within its network. It encourages secure and truthful interactions among all network participants, including merchants, consumers, service providers, and platform providers, by rewarding them with Martingale Bonus Points (MBP) for their content contributions. In addition to the existing functions available in the beta version, the official version of BO!News comes with an improved distribution channel of MBP, which allows users to crowdfund business opportunities, and actively participate in MBP transactions.

“We are excited to launch the official version of our first blockchain marketing and advertising solution,” Mr. George Chu, Chief Operator Officer of CNET, commented. “From the time of beta release to that of official launch, the download volume of BO!News has reached 100,000 and continues to rise. This official release of BO!News not only allows us to further monetize our existing internet infrastructures but also diversifies our advertising and marketing service offerings. Going forward, we are committed to the integration of blockchain-powered products, including BO!News, into the network of the Business Opportunity Chain. We believe that the launch of BO!News complements our strategic position in China’s rapidly expanding blockchain industry and marks a milestone for the further development of our Business Opportunity Social Ecosystem (BOSE).”

About ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.
ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., a parent company of ChinaNet Online Media Group Ltd., incorporated in the BVI (ChinaNet), is an integrated online advertising, precision marketing and data-analysis and management services platform. ChinaNet provides prescriptive analysis for its clients to improve business outcomes and to create more efficient enterprises. The Company leverages an optimization framework, provided by its comprehensive data-analysis infrastructure, to blend data, mathematical, and computational sciences into an outcome management platform for which it monetizes on a per client basis. ChinaNet uniquely optimizes and prescribes its clients decision making processes based on its proprietary ecosystem. For more information, visit www.chinanet-online.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
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