Origin Presented its Strategies on SEED+ Rural E-Commerce with Blockchain Technologies

BEIJING, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. James Chen, the Chief Executive Officer of Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED) ("the Company" or "Origin"), an agricultural biotechnology trait and corn seed technology provider, presented the Company's strategy for SEED+ Rural E-Commerce with Blockchain Technologies at the "Elastos x BITMAIN Meetup: Blockchain for Scaling Large, Enterprise DApps" on March 15, 2018.

During the Meetup, Dr. Chen discussed Origin's history of embracing information technologies and the growing opportunities for rural e-commerce business in China. "Origin has 20 years of operation in rural China and has established strong brand name across vast farmland in China", said Dr. Chen during the meetup, "we're extending our competitive advantages for rural customer bases, management experience and business understanding in rural regions, and supply source tracking for agricultural products, and we plan to startup social network e-commerce platform with products including but not limited to agricultural inputs."

Dr. Chen also discussed the company's cooperation with Elastos Foundation in developing Blockchain technologies for a decentralized social network e-commerce ecosystem and agricultural seed and produce tracking system. The presentation material is also available for download at http://photos.prnasia.com/prnk/20180316/2081467-1.   

About Origin Agritech Limited

Origin Agritech Limited, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, is China'sleading agricultural biotechnology company, specializing in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement. Leading the development of crop seed biotechnologies, Origin Agritech's phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China's Ministry of Agriculture. Over the years, Origin has established a robust biotechnology seed pipeline including products with glyphosate tolerance and pest resistance (Bt) traits. Origin operates breeding stations nationwide located in key crop-planting regions. Product lines are vertically integrated for corn. For further information, please visit the Company's website at: http://www.originseed.com.cn or http://www.originseed.com.cn/en/.

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