Online Blockchain PLC is a leading incubator of blockchain solutions
Online Blockchain PLC began its corporate life in the late 80's and was originally called Online Entertainment. It was founded by Clem Chambers and Michael Hodges changing its name to On-line PLC in 1996 just before it listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The company was originally a computer games developer and publisher working on games across multiple platforms and was a pioneer of multimedia as one of the first companies to develop and publish PC-CD ROM and Commodore's CDTV games like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles
These pioneering developments lead On-line to develop for 3rd parties, such as Canal + Soccer for the French media company and the Lawnmower Man for SCI who ultimately became EIDOS.
During these very early days of the internet On-line became involved in pioneering massively multi-payer games. Bringing trail-blazing online games like MUD II, Federation II and Air Warrior to Europe for the first time.
In 1996 On-line PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange.
This lead the company into the financial markets and the city and it was shortly after that Online Blockchain started work on a new project based around the stock market. We saw a need for the private investor to have similar access to market information as the professional, we created ADVFN (Advanced Financial Network ) to allow private investors to interact and learn about the financial markets and view stock market shares prices live in real time leveraging the new exciting capabilities of the world wide web.
The company has always looked to keep at the forefront of technology and so advent of Blockchain was the next natural step. In December 2017 we changed our name to
Online Blockchain PLC.
Research and development is at the heart of what we do so this new and exciting area was a must. We now work as advisors to the Umbria Network https://umbria.network/
Umbria is one of the fastest and cheapest cross-chain bridges.
Our next project is The Rocky Horror Show NFT's
which we believe will open the door to the metaverse, yet another exciting technology horizon, which in so many ways echoes the world of massively multiplayer games we know so well.