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Snap Interactive Announces Open-Platform Blockchain Development Initiative

(January 11, 2018)

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Snap Interactive, Inc. ("STVI," the "Company," "we," "our" or "us") (OTCQB: STVI), a leading provider of live video social networking applications building on blockchain and other innovative technologies, today announced that it is developing an open source, multi-media delivery platform that combines STVI’s live streaming video, voice and data routing capabilities with the enhanced security, scalability and cost effectiveness of blockchain technology.

STVI’s open delivery platform is expected to specialize in routing live, rich media content and powering applications that require real time data and video communications.  At launch, the platform is expected to host Backchannel, STVI’s secure video messaging app planned to launch in 2018, and is anticipated to also enable third-party developers to build the next generation of social networking, messaging, group collaboration and live video streaming apps using the Company’s blockchain-based services. STVI’s new platform is planned to provide the developer community with the opportunity to leverage the strength of the Company’s 15 years of development history in live video delivery and its recent investment in blockchain infrastructure to enable decentralized media routing.  STVI envisions that the decentralized platform will offer the potential for superior security, scalability and cost efficiency, with token-based incentives driving a large community of contributors of bandwidth and computing resources.  As previously announced, the Company plans to build this decentralized platform as a horizontal extension of the best-of-breed NEM blockchain protocol.

“We are excited to announce this platform initiative as the core of our blockchain strategy,” said Alex Harrington, STVI’s Chief Executive Officer. “By operating at the platform level as well as the app level of blockchain technology, we believe we can create the most enterprise value, because now we can partner with a large network of developers to create a live video and messaging ecosystem on blockchain. By creating an open source environment by which third parties can build upon, we not only position ourselves at the leading edge of this emergent technology but also enable partnerships and additional value creation opportunities.”

About Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB????: STVI)

Snap Interactive, Inc. is a leading provider of live video social networking applications building on innovative technologies such as blockchain. STVI's product portfolio includes Paltalk and Camfrog, which together host one of the world's largest collections of video-based communities, and Backchannel, a secure video messaging app built on blockchain, due to launch in 2018. The Company also offers FirstMet, a prominent interactive dating brand serving users 35 and older. The Company has a long history of technology innovation and holds 26 patents related to video conferencing and online gaming.

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