Blue Hat Reports 33-Fold Increase in Revenue for Fiscal Year 2023

XIAMEN, China, April 30, 2024 — Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (“Blue Hat” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BHAT), primarily a company involved in commodity trading in China, today announced its audited financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (“Fiscal Year 2023”), reflecting a remarkable surge in revenue. Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Highlights Blue Hat achieved revenue of $73.68 million in 2023, increasing 33 times than the previous year. This extraordinary achievement is credited to the company’s robust expansion of its commodity trading business, particularly in the realms of jewelry and gold trading, since the fourth quarter of 2022. However, despite the substantial revenue growth, the company incurred a net loss of $21.72 million for the Fiscal Year 2023. The primary reasons for the loss include bad debts and asset impairment resulting from divested businesses. Notably, the Company’s new business line, commodity trading, contributed a profit of nearly $1.2 million to the company for the Fiscal Year 2023. Management Commentary Mr. Chen Xiaodong, CEO of Blue Hat, stated at the Company’s annual summary meeting: “Our achievements in 2023 represent not only a breakthrough in financial data, but also a resounding affirmation of Blue Hat’s business strategy transition. In 2024, we will continue leveraging on the technology and experience we have accumulated in past few years. We will deepen our commodity trading in jewelry, especially the diamond and gold trading, and meanwhile expanding online gold derivatives trading, which aim to deliver excellent performance and reward our investors. Furthermore, we are committed to embracing the era of artificial intelligence and inspired to set a new benchmark as a ‘smart’ gold trader.” Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results Please refer to Blue Hat’s annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2024 for a detailed analysis of Blue Hat’s financial results. About Blue Hat Blue Hat was formerly a provider of communication services and IDC business, as well as a producer, developer, and operator of AR interactive entertainment games, toys, and educational materials in China. Leveraging years of technological accumulation and unique patented technology, Blue Hat is expanding its business to commodity trading, aiming to become a leading intelligent commodity trader worldwide. For more information, please visit the Company’s investor relations website at The Company routinely provides important information on its website. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the Company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and matters set in the Company’s SEC filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in its forward-looking statements. Contacts: Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment TechnologyPhone: +86 (592) 228-0010Email: CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS December 31, December 31, 2023 2022 (Restated) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $407,588 $69,273