Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2024
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies  
Principles Of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Use Of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the consolidated financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. The most significant estimates and judgments relate to revenue recognition; sales returns and other allowances; allowance for doubtful accounts; valuation of inventory; valuation of long-lived assets and finite-lived intangible assets; recoverability of goodwill; acquisition method of accounting; contingencies; and income taxes.


On a regular basis, management reviews its estimates utilizing currently available information, changes in facts and circumstances, historical experience, and reasonable assumptions. After such reviews, and if deemed appropriate, those estimates are adjusted accordingly. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Revenue Recognition Policies

Our revenue is derived from the subscription, non-software related hosted services, term-based and perpetual licensing of software products, associated software maintenance and support plans, consulting services, training, technical support, and merchandise sales. Most of our customer arrangements involve multiple solutions and various license rights, bundled with post-contract customer support and other meaningful rights that together provide a complete end-to-end solution to the customer. 


We determine revenue recognition through the following steps:




identification of the contract, or contracts, with a customer;






identification of the performance obligations in the contract;






determination of the transaction price;






allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and






recognition of revenue when, or as, we satisfy a performance obligation.


Services revenue. We generate services revenue via consulting services and software development. The Company is engaged in developing, engineering, and designing blockchain projects, to include platforms and cryptocurrencies for customers.


Subscription revenue.


We generate revenue from subscriptions through staking of our current crypto assets. Our primary token being staked is a hybrid Proof of Work (“POW”) and Proof of Stake (“POS”) system. Stakers, in this particular token are paid inflation based both on the duration of the stake (contract length), as well as based on the volume / quantity of tokens staked. Rewards / interest / inflation are paid in the native token. We also participate in networks with POW consensus algorithms, through creating or validating blocks on the network. In exchange for participating in the consensus mechanism of these networks, the Company earns rewards in the form of the native token of the network. Each block creation or validation is a performance obligation. Revenue is recognized at the point when the block creation or validation is complete, and the rewards are available for transfer. Revenue is measured based on the number of tokens received and the fair value of the token at the date of recognition.


Product revenue. We generate product revenue through customized product development and merchandise sales.


We recognize revenue when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to our customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services.

Research And Development

Research and development expenditures on research activities, undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding, are recognized in profit or loss as an expense as incurred.


Expenditure on development activities, whereby research findings are applied to a plan or design for the production of new or substantially improved products and processes, is capitalized only if the product or process is technically and commercially feasible, if development costs can be measured reliably, if future economic benefits are probable, if the Company intends to use or sell the asset and the Company intends and has sufficient resources to complete development. For the years ended January 31, 2024 and 2023, the Company capitalized software development costs of $912,000 and $1,174,000, respectively.

Concentration Of Credit Risk And Significant Customers

Financial instruments which potentially subject the Company to a concentration of credit risk consist principally of temporary cash investments and accounts receivable.


Concentrations of credit risk with respect to trade receivables and commodities are limited due to the Company’s diverse group of customers. The Company establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts when events and circumstances regarding the collectability of its receivables or the selling of its commodities warrant based upon factors such as the credit risk of specific customers, historical trends, other information, and past bad debt history. The outstanding balances are stated net of an allowance for doubtful accounts.

Our cash balances are maintained in accounts held by major banks and financial institutions located in the United States. The Company may occasionally maintain amounts on deposit with a financial institution that are in excess of the federally insured limit of $250,000. The risk is managed by maintaining all deposits in high-quality financial institutions. The Company had $0 and $0.4 million in excess of federally insured limits on January 31, 2024, and January 31, 2023, respectively.


Our cryptocurrency balances are maintained in accounts held by institutions located in and outside the United States. The Company maintains amounts on deposit that often exceed coverage from third party insured limit of up to $1,000,000. The risk is managed by maintaining multiple accounts with various accounts held in a cold storage wallet. The Company had no cryptocurrency at January 31, 2024.

Cost Of Services Provided

Cost of services provided includes programs licensed; costs incurred to support and maintain Internet-based products and services, including data center costs and royalties; warranty costs; costs associated with the delivery of consulting services; and the amortization of capitalized software development costs. Capitalized software development costs are amortized over the estimated lives of the products, which the Company rates at five years.

Cash And Cash Equivalents

The Company includes in cash and cash equivalents all short-term, highly liquid investments that mature within three months of the date of purchase. Cash equivalents consist principally of investments in interest-bearing demand deposit accounts and liquidity funds with financial institutions and are stated at cost, which approximates fair value. The Company had no cash equivalents as of January 31, 2024 and 2023.

Property, Plant, And Equipment

Property, plant, and equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Expenditures for maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Additions, improvements and major replacements that extend the life of the asset are capitalized.

Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:


Type of Asset


Estimated Useful Life

Building and building improvements


15 years

Machinery and equipment


7 years

Furniture, fixtures, and office equipment


7 years

Computer equipment and computer software


1 - 3 years



5 years


Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of identifiable net assets acquired in a business combination. The Company’s goodwill was the result of the acquisitions of DataStone, Mercury, and Vengar. The Company tests goodwill for impairment annually or more often if an event or circumstance indicates that an impairment may have occurred.

Intangible Assets

The Company tests intangible assets for impairment annually or more often if an event or circumstance indicates that an impairment may have occurred.


Intangible assets consist of the following:




As of January 31, 2024


















(in thousands)




$ 5,163



$ 146



$ 5,017


Non-compete agreements













Total Intangibles


$ 5,245



$ 228



$ 5,017





As of January 31, 2023


















(in thousands)




$ 4,251



$ -



$ 4,251


Non-compete agreements













Total Intangibles


$ 4,333



$ 63



$ 4,270



The IP/Technology is amortized over five years. For the year ended January 31, 2023, the IP/Technology was still being developed so no amortization was recorded. The non-compete agreements are amortized over two years.

Acquisition Method Of Accounting

The Company accounts for business combinations using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recognized at their fair values as of the acquisition date.

Advertising Costs And Expense

The advertising costs are expensed as incurred. Advertising costs were $0.6 million and $0.7 million for the years ended January 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

Foreign Currency Translation

The Company’s functional currency and its reporting currency is the United States Dollar.

Basic And Diluted Net Earnings (loss) Per Share

The Company follows ASC Topic 260 – Earnings Per Share, and FASB 2015-06, Earnings Per Share to account for earnings per share. Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) calculations are determined by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS calculations are determined by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus the dilutive effect, calculated using (i) the “treasury stock” method for warrants and (ii) the “if converted” method for the preferred stock if their inclusion would not have been anti-dilutive.

Commitments And Contingencies

The Company reports and accounts for its commitments and contingencies in accordance with ASC 440 – Commitments and ASC 450 – Contingencies. We recognize a loss on a contingency when it is probable a loss will be incurred and that the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. No loss contingencies have been recorded for the years ended January 31, 2024 and 2023.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company measures assets and liabilities at fair value based on an expected exit price as defined by the authoritative guidance on fair value measurements, which represents the amount that would be received on the sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability, as the case may be, in an orderly transaction between market participants. As such, fair value may be based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. The authoritative guidance on fair value measurements establishes a consistent framework for measuring fair value on either a recurring or nonrecurring basis whereby inputs, used in valuation techniques, are assigned a hierarchical level.

The following are the hierarchical levels of inputs to measure fair value:


- Level 1:

Quoted prices in active markets for identical instruments;

- Level 2:

Other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices in active markets for similar instruments);

- Level 3:

Significant unobservable inputs (including assumptions in determining the fair value of certain investments).


The carrying values for cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, other current assets, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and deferred revenue approximate their fair value due to their short maturities.


Recent accounting pronouncements


In December 2023, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update 2023-09, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Improvements to Income Tax Disclosures. The guidance requires disclosure of a tabular reconciliation, using both percentages and reporting currency amounts. Additional disclosers are required such as income taxes paid, income (or loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense (or benefit) disaggregated between domestic and foreign and income tax expense (or benefit) from continuing operations disaggregated by federal (national), state, and foreign. The guidance will be effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2024. Early adoption is permitted. Adoption of the new standard will not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.