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MariMed, Inc. (MRMD)

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MariMed, Inc. is an industry leader in the design, development, operation, funding, and optimization of medical cannabis cultivation and production centers and dispensaries. The Company provides turnkey solutions to cannabis cultivators, producers, and dispensaries. It specializes in solutions for securing and operating facilities, manufacturing and processing, dispensary, layouts, and designs, merchandising and sales. MariMed has its corporate headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

MariMed is centering exclusively on serving the fast developing $7 billion legal cannabis industry. The Company is working to create precision dosed products to treat specific conditions. Its team has developed state-of-the-art and regulatory compliant facilities in numerous States. These facilities are replicable and scalable models of excellence in horticultural principals, cannabis production, product development, as well as dispensary operations.

MariMed provides a comprehensive range of consulting services in the medical cannabis industry. It uses a systematic approach, from the permit and application process, to on-time operational readiness.

The Company’s services include application assistance, real estate and safe access, build-out and continuing consultation, business acceleration solutions, and physician and patient outreach. MariMed Advisors, Inc. has a portfolio of high-quality branded products, product development plans, product packaging, and product licensing opportunities.

MariMed has its strategic investment in Sprout, an all-in-one CRM and marketing software company for marijuana dispensaries and cannabis brands. MariMed’s intention is to expedite the growth of Sprout’s client base through marketing it to the leading dispensaries and cannabis companies in the U.S.

This past January, MariMed announced the creation of MariMed Hemp, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary to be completely centered on hemp-derived CBD products. MariMed Hemp will have a dedicated executive team, proprietary brand and product lines, and distribution and marketing relationships. These will all be separate from MariMed’s core cannabis business.

MariMed Hemp is building a full stack business to offer hemp-derived CBD products for the American market. The initial emphasis for the new venture will be to develop strong distribution networks with national reach. This will enable representatives to call on thousands of medical offices, wellness centers, and other distribution points throughout the nation. In addition, MariMed Hemp will develop a direct response gateway for sales direct to consumers.

Last week, MariMed announced an agreement with Ilo™ Vapor. With this agreement, MariMed is an exclusive distributor of the company’s flagship product, DabTab™ brand dablets. This product is currently available to all cannabis dispensaries in Maryland. It will be introduced to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Delaware dispensaries later this spring.

MariMed, Inc. (MRMD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $3.42, down 3.39%, on 202,271 volume with 547 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 430,688 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.949/$5.80.

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Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (MTAFF)

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Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. established to provide shareholders with leveraged precious metal exposure through acquiring royalties and streams. The Company has a strong pipeline of transactions with favorable rates of return. It is working to accumulate a varied portfolio of royalties and streams with attractive returns. The Company previously went by the name Excalibur Resources Ltd. It changed its corporate name to Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. in December of 2016. Metalla Royalty & Streaming is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX.

Metalla’s Streams and Royalties include the Endeavor Silver Stream and the NLGM Silver Stream. In addition, they include the Joaquin Royalty; the Zaruma Royalty; the Hoyle Pond Extension Royalty; the West Timmins Extension Royalty; and the DeSantis Mine Royalty, as well as an assortment of other royalties.

Metalla Royalty & Streaming announced in May of 2018 that it acquired a 2 percent Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty on the Akasaba West Property from Alexandria Minerals Corporation pursuant to a royalty purchase and sale agreement dated May 11, 2018. With the Agreement, Metalla and Alexandria Minerals entered into an assignment and assumption agreement. The Royalty was transferred from Alexandria Minerals to Metalla Royalty & Streaming.

The Akasaba West Property is a gold-copper deposit in the Bourlamaque and Louvicourt Townships, Val d’Or, Quebec. The Akasaba West Property is owned and operated by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. The Royalty was acquired for a total purchase price of $250,000 in cash.

Metalla Royalty & Streaming announced this past December that, further to its news release dated December 11, 2018, it completed its acquisition of the 1.5 percent net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Cap-Oeste Sur East (COSE) property in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina from Patagonia Gold S.A. (Seller). The Royalty was acquired pursuant to a royalty purchase agreement dated December 7, 2018 under which a wholly-owned Argentinean subsidiary of Metalla (Metalla Argentina) and the Seller entered into an assignment and assumption agreement for the purpose of transferring the Royalty from the Seller to Metalla Argentina.

Last month, Metalla Royalty & Streaming announced that it entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire from a third party a 1.0 percent NSR royalty on Atlantic Gold Corporation's Fifteen Mile Stream project for $4,000,000. The Royalty is in connection with two claims formally held by the Seller that encompasses the Egerton-Maclean, Hudson, 149 East Zone, and most of the Plenty deposit that collectively comprise the Fifteen Mile Stream project (FMS Project) in the Province of Nova Scotia. The Royalty covers all products mined or otherwise recovered from the Project.

Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (MTAFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.01, down 3.80%, on 201,082 volume with 148 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 160,965 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.479/$1.075.

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MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI)

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MGT Capital Investments, Inc. ranks as one of the largest U.S.-based Bitcoin miners. The Company has its facility in Washington State. In addition, it has a facility in northern Sweden. MGT also continues to focus on an expansion model to secure low cost power and grow its crypto assets materially. MGT Capital Investments is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

MGT Capital Investments started Bitcoin Mining in Washington State in September 2016. These facilities are still presently mining. In Q1 2018, MGT commenced a transition of its mining assets from Washington State to Northern Sweden.

MGT owns and operates approximately 6,000 Bitmain S9 miners, and 50 GPU-based Ethereum mining rigs. The Company signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bitmain Technologies Limited. This is to establish a joint venture (JV), which will focus on opportunities in the Bitcoin space in North America. The proposed JV between MGT Capital Investments and Bitmain Technologies will lead to the development of a state-of-the-art Bitcoin mining pool.

The Company also entered into a consulting agreement with Future Tense Secure Systems, Inc. Future Tense is a technology incubator with investments in other applications requiring privacy, including chat and file sharing.

MGT Capital Investments has completed the move of its Swedish operations to locations in Colorado and Ohio. The Company has stated that when Bitcoin mining economics allow for profitable operation, it would restart mining.  All but 600 miners are now racked and plugged in, and ready to begin operation. MGT has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Standard Power of Ohio expected to significantly improve Bitcoin mining economics for MGT.

The proposed arrangement foresees a management agreement where MGT Capital Investments provides up to 2,400 miners and Standard Power provides the hosting facility and infrastructure. Subsequent to paying net electricity costs and onsite labor, the two companies will split the operating profit.

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.05976, up 4.84%, on 1,813,273 volume with 116 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,309,078 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.028/$2.18.

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NexOptic Technology Corp. (NXOPF)

Penny Stock Hub, Wallet Investor, InvestorsHub, Market Screener, Financial Content, Barchart, Capital Cube, Real Investment Advice, Insider Financial, 4-Traders, Morningstar, Penny Stock Tweets, Equedia, Stockhouse, and MarketWatch reported beforehand on NexOptic Technology Corp. (NXOPF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NexOptic Technology Corp. is a creative optical development company listed on the OTCQX. At present, the Company is concentrating on the development of its initial consumer product for the emergent outdoor recreation market, and also a demonstration prototype for the mobile device space. NexOptic Technology is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Utilizing Blade Optics™, the Company’s developing family of unique optical technologies, NexOptic Technology aims to increase aperture sizes within given depth constraints of different imaging applications. Increasing the aperture enables a lens system to have an improved diffraction limit, providing the potential for considerably increased resolution.

Blade Optics™ refers to the Company’s lens designs, algorithms and mechanics. These vary from patented to patent-pending and include all of NexOptic’s intellectual property (IP) and expertise. NexOptic has completed the design basis intended for its first commercial products in the sport optics marketplace. Two product designs were completed - a pocketable consumer version and a premium ‘prosumer’ model.

The Company has developed and continues to refine innovative artificial intelligence networks (AI) for photography. NexOptic Technology’s engineered AI substantially lessens image noise and motion blur common in poor lighting imaging environments through leveraging deep convolutional neural networks.

Further to enhancing image quality, the technology could be used to improve long-range image stabilization and image capture in extreme lighting conditions. The Company’s belief is that the technology will have major commercial applications in a number of industry verticals. It also believes it has the potential to be incorporated into the Company’s current sport optics and smartphone lens offerings.

Last month, NexOptic Technology announced that DoubleTake™, its “Binoculars Reimagined”, has been nominated as a 2019 Edison Award™ Finalist for Advanced Image Capture in the Consumer Goods category. DoubleTake is the Company’s pioneering reimagining of binoculars powered by a dual Blade Optics™ lens system.

DoubleTake features an equivalent focal length of more than 500mm. Therefore, users can capture remarkable images and lifelike 4K video. DoubleTake features a quad-core Ambarella H2 processor, enabling state-of-the-art digital features including image stabilization and real-time, high resolution panning, all viewable by way of a 5-inch high-definition touch screen LCD display.

Last week, NexOptic Technology announced that Mr. Richard J. Geruson joined the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Geruson’s experience encompasses Chief Executive Officer roles at Lexmark International, Phoenix Technologies and VoiceSignal Technologies, and Senior Vice President and Executive positions at Nokia, IBM, Toshiba, and McKinsey & Co. He has served on manifold public and private boards across three continents. Moreover, Mr. Geruson holds graduate degrees from Oxford University, including a D.Phil. in economics.

NexOptic Technology Corp. (NXOPF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.3834, down 2.94%, on 71,826 volume with 33 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 37,618 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3865/$0.9546.

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ARC Group, Inc. (ARCK)

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ARC Group, Inc. is the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Dick’s Wings & Grill and Fat Patty’s® concepts. Dick’s Wings has restaurants in Florida and Georgia. Dick’s Wings & Grill® restaurants provides its customers a casual, family-fun restaurant environment designed to appeal to families and sports fans alike. ARC operates four company-owned restaurants, three company-owned concession stands, and has 19 franchised locations. Fat Patty’s® has four locations in West Virginia and Kentucky. ARC Group is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dick’s Wings features its award-winning chicken wings, hog wings, and duck wings spun in its signature sauces and seasonings. Furthermore, it offers its own proprietary line of craft beers under the name “Dick’s Craft Beers”. Dick's Wings offers an assortment of boldly-flavored menu items. These are highlighted by its award-winning, Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings and hog wings and its Dick's Blingz® boneless chicken wings in 365 flavors.

Dick’s Wings also offers customers a variety of fresh sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, and signature waffle fries. The restaurants are an elevated sports-themed environment. They include flat screen TVs positioned throughout each facility. They additionally include children's areas filled with video games and other types of children's entertainment.

Fat Patty’s offers a number of specialty burgers and sandwiches. Moreover, it offers wings, appetizers, salads, wraps, and steak and chicken dinners in a family friendly, casual dining environment.

ARC Group announced in 2018 that it entered into an agreement to acquire the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery. It will acquire all of the assets of Tilted Kilt from SDA Holdings, LLC. There are more than 30 Tilted Kilt restaurants operating in the U.S. and 8 additional Tilted Kilt restaurants subject to franchise agreements, for which operations have not yet begun.

This past January, ARC Group announced that in addition to his present position as Chairman and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, Mr. Seenu G. Kasturi assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with an expanded focus on ARC Group’s acquisition strategy. Mr. Kasturi has served as ARC Group’s Chairman and CFO since January 2017 and served as the Company’s President from January 2017 until his appointment as its CEO. Mr. Richard Akam will retain the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for boosting organic growth and integration of the operating subsidiaries.

ARC Group, Inc. (ARCK), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.25, even for the day, on 655 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 424 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10/$2.25.

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All For One Media Corp. (AFOM)

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All For One Media Corp. is a tween marketing company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. Named “Generation I” for "Internet," this generation's tweens represent the first demographic to have had only known life with the Internet and social media. Essentially, All For One Media is a marketing brand changing the mindset of tweens that bullying is unacceptable. All For One Media has its head office in Mount Kisco, New York.

The Company is working to make the transition from a development stage corporation creating and acquiring media assets to a content provider launching many initiatives marketed to its core tween demographic. Its goal is to capitalize on a broad variety of potential revenue streams.

All For One Media, through entertainment, is working to deliver a message that will resonate with kids to impact the epidemic of bullying and cyber-bullying. In addition, it is working to help individuals who have been affected by bullying to deal with it in a positive and constructive manner.  

All For One Media has produced Drama Drama (f/k/a "Crazy For the Boys"). Drama Drama is a full length coming of age musical dramedy. It features Groovy Tuesday music and choreography. This film tells the story of five high school girls from five very different cliques who must work together to run their school’s anti-bullying organization. The film features original pop songs pertaining to peer pressure, unrequited love, and teen angst. The expectation is that Drama Drama will generate revenues from numerous sources.

The Company has completed production of Drama Drama. It has started to screen the movie for buyers. Moreover, it engaged William Morris/Endeavor Content (WME) as the exclusive sales agent for the film. WME represents artists across all media platforms, particularly movies, television, music, theatre, digital and publishing.

All for One Media is making plans to commence group activities for the launch of the band "Drama Drama" concurrent to the release of the movie. The release of a full-length film used to promote the launch of a pop group is an industry first. The Company has also started negotiations with a number of major record labels for distribution of the film soundtrack.

All For One Media Corp. (AFOM), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.044, up 17.33%, on 67,000 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 136,312 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0265/$0.225.

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Covalon Technologies Ltd. (CVALF)

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Covalon Technologies Ltd. is an advanced medical technologies company headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. Covalon researches, develops and commercializes new healthcare technologies. The Company’s patented technologies, products, and services address the advanced healthcare needs of medical device companies, healthcare providers, and individual consumers. Covalon Technologies lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX.

Covalon’s technologies are used to prevent, detect and manage medical conditions in specialty areas including wound care, tissue repair, infection control, disease management, medical device coatings and biocompatibility. Its Advanced Wound Care line has been specifically designed for the successful treatment of a wide variety of wounds.

The Company has its CovaWound™ and ColActive® brands. It has its ColActive® Plus Collagen Matrix Dressing; ColActive® Plus Ag Collagen Matrix Dressing With Silver; and ColActive® Transfer Wound Contact Layer. It also has its Covalon IV Clear™ Antimicrobial Clear Silicone Adhesive Securement Dressing With Chlorhexidine And Silver.

The Company’s Perioperative Care brands, MediClear™ and SurgiClear™ offer a range of care throughout a patient’s surgical journey. The Company has its Technology platforms. These are its Biomatrix Platform, its Antimicrobial Silicone Platform, and its Medical Coating Platform.

Pertaining to Infection Prevention, Covalon Technologies has its highly lubricious and first-rate antimicrobial protection SilverCoat™ Foley catheter. Furthermore, the Company has its dual antimicrobial silicone adhesive platform across the MediClear™ PreOp, SurgiClear™ and IV Clear™ brands.

Covalon Technologies has acquired AquaGuard. This is the Seattle, Washington-based division of medical technologies company Cenorin, LLC. AquaGuard's specialized products provide patients with vital moisture protection for wound, surgical, and vascular access sites throughout the body while showering. The Company’s efforts to enter the European and Latin American markets are expected to begin to contribute to its revenue in fiscal 2019.

Covalon Technologies’ Q1 Fiscal 2019 Revenue was in line with expectations at $7.2 million. This represents a 13 percent increase versus last year. The expectation is that Fiscal 2019 contracted Middle East revenue will be roughly $30 million, more than double the contracted revenue of fiscal 2018. Fiscal 2019 revenue in the U.S. is on course to surpass $25 million.

Q1 Fiscal 2019 Gross Profit was 63 percent versus 71 percent in Q1 fiscal 2018. Net Loss was $1.9 million or $0.09 per share, versus a profit of $0.5 million or $0.02 per share (diluted) in Q1 fiscal 2018.

Q1 Fiscal 2019 Net Income included roughly $1.0 million of acquisition costs, accretion, interest, and purchase accounting expenses associated with the acquisition of AquaGuard incurred during the quarter. No similar costs were incurred in the prior year’s Q1.

Covalon Technologies Ltd. (CVALF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $3.90995, up 0.77%, on 1,666 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,052 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.55/$7.12.

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AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN)

OTC Markets Group, Real Pennies, TopPennyStockMovers, Promotion Stock Secrets, Cannabis Financial Network News, SmallCapVoice, and TheMicrocapNews reported earlier on AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

An Agricultural Technology Company, AmeriCann, Inc. is developing sustainable, state-of-the-art, medical cannabis cultivation properties. It is a national leader of sustainable cultivation and processing infrastructure for the medical marijuana industry. AmeriCann designs, builds, and owns efficient cultivation and processing facilities to produce medical cannabis. The Company is developing projects across the nation in regulated markets by way of the “Preferred Partner Program”. OTCQB-listed, AmeriCann has its corporate office in Denver, Colorado.

AmeriCann identifies, acquires, and develops real estate especially suited for cannabis operations. It finances real estate development. In addition, the Company provides necessary venture capital to developing cannabis enterprises.

The Company is developing a 53-acre property in Massachusetts as the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (the MMCC). The MMCC has approval for close to 1 million square feet. The expectation is that it will be one of the most technologically advanced cultivation facilities in the nation.

AmeriCann has agreements with Coastal Compassion, Inc. (CCI), its Preferred Partner in Massachusetts, to lease 100 percent of the first phase of MMCC that will consist of a 30,000 square foot greenhouse, laboratory and research center. CCI is one of a limited number of vertically integrated companies approved to cultivate, process and ultimately dispense medical cannabis in the Massachusetts Medical-Use of Marijuana program.

AmeriCann has its Preferred Partner in Massachusetts, Bask, Inc. (BASK of BASK Premium Cannabis). AmeriCann established an alliance with BASK in 2016 as a Preferred Partner in Massachusetts. BASK is scheduled to be the first business to operate in AmeriCann's Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (MMCC).

Recently, AmeriCann released designs for Building 2 that includes 345,000 square feet of cannabis manufacturing and cultivation infrastructure at its 52-acre Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (MMCC) in Freetown, Massachusetts. The arrangement of Building 2 includes greater than 100,000 square feet of dedicated cannabis extraction, processing and product manufacturing space and roughly 245,000 sq. ft. of cultivation infrastructure. The design of the dedicated cultivation facilities is to use AmeriCann's proprietary greenhouse system named Cannopy. The Company’s plan is to replicate the brands, technology and innovations developed at its MMCC project to new markets as a multi-state licensed operator.

AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.1001, down 3.75%, on 98,867 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 176,460 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.085/$0.20.

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Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE)

Dividend Investor, Stockhouse, Morningstar, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Street Insider, Stock News Gazette, Stock Twits, Investor Place, YCharts, 4-Traders, Barchart, and TradingView reported on Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Real Goods Solar, Inc.’s RGS Energy (America’s Original Solar Company®) operates as a residential and small business commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company in the United States. The Company has installed greater than 25,000 solar energy systems for homes, businesses, schools, government facilities, and utilities throughout the country. This has totaled more than 260 megawatts of clean energy. Real Goods Solar (RGS Energy) has its head office in Denver, Colorado. RGS Energy is the Company’s registered trade name.

The Company is also the exclusive manufacturer of POWERHOUSE™ - a unique in-roof solar shingle utilizing technology developed by The Dow Chemical Company. RGS Energy entered into an exclusive domestic and international license agreement with The Dow Chemical Company for the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles system. RGS will lead all commercial activities for the product.

Regarding RGS Energy’s business segments, the Solar Division consists of RGS Energy’s Residential and Sunetric business segments. The Corporate segment includes administrative costs associated with administrative services, legal settlements, legal, information systems, and accounting and finance. POWERHOUSE™ is the Company’s business segment.

RGS Energy has its Solar 365™. This is its mobile software and online dashboard suite. With Solar 365™, users can access information and documents concerning their planned solar installation wherever and whenever it is convenient. After installation, customers can easily access and view their cost savings and production stats in kilowatts and dollars earned if net metering.

RGS Energy has partnered with industry leaders Risen Energy Co., General Polymers Thermoplastic Materials, and Creative Liquid Coatings to commercialize the RGS POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 Solar Shingle. This is an innovative and visually appealing solar shingle system employing technology developed by The Dow Chemical Company.

The Company required financial capital to commercially launch POWERHOUSE™ 3.0, which it obtained from an April convertible notes and common stock warrants offering. It expects Revenue from POWERHOUSE™ to start during Q4 of 2018.

Mr. Dennis Lacey, RGS Energy Chief Executive Officer, said, “We believe we already have written reservations for future annual revenue for us to operate at a profit. Now more than ever, we believe POWERHOUSE™ represents a major game-changer for RGS. Looking ahead, we see strong growth and expect profits in 2019.”

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.2612, down 1.62%, on 538,382 volume with 209 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,345,008 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2475/$1.639.

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Gopher Protocol, Inc. (GOPH)

PennyStockScholar, PennyTrader, Profitable Trader Authority, Wall Street Mover, OTCtipReporter and Integrity Solution IR reported on Gopher Protocol, Inc. (GOPH), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Gopher Protocol, Inc. is developing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled mobile technology. It provides a mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing, and additional features. The Company’s Integrated Circuit (IC), called GopherInsight™, and accompanied software, creates a private and secured network for sharing information and adapting to user preferences. The system is self-learning and always developing. Gopher Protocol has its corporate office in Santa Monica, California.

Gopher Protocol is developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. Upon development, the mobile technology will comprise a smart microchip, mobile application software, and supporting software that run on a server. This system envisages the establishment of a global network. The core of the system will be its advanced microchip, which will be able to undergo installation in any mobile device.

The Company has its licensed technology, the Guardian Patch. The Guardian Patch device was conceived as an offshoot of its microchip technology GopherInsight™. The mobile tracking technology will track and protect anything one cares about, with or without GPS (Global Positioning System). The Guardian Patch is a stick-on tracking device.

Gopher Protocol also has its "dDrone" technology. This technology employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create what is believed to be the world's first" Smart Drone." Gopher AI drone technology uses machine learning to give drones advanced flight capabilities.

Gopher Protocol is working to integrate its Guardian Patch radio technology within its digital coin Blockchain system. The Company has received its Guardian Patch patent and filed a non-provisional patent for its cryptocurrency system. Gopher Protocol’s exclusive licensor filed a non-provisional patent covering a proprietary GRC Blockchain-Based Radio Generated Digital Currency. Gopher Protocol is incorporating its gEYE security engine into its digital currency Technology Platform, the GRC.

Gopher Protocol is providing limited access to its beta version of its 1.0 Web based Avant!  Avant! AI is an Artificial Intelligence system, neural network based, targeted to manage and supervise the Company’s technologies. As a courtesy to the public, Gopher Protocol enabled a question-answering interface with Avant! that can answer questions posted in natural language.

Avant! is structured to provide context to the massive volume of unstructured data in the world today. Its aim is enhancing human and machine capability. It can respond to highly complex situations and quickly provide a broad range of potential responses and recommendations that are backed by evidence it has analyzed. Its foundation is advanced reasoning and learning systems.

Gopher Protocol, Inc. (GOPH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.42, down 0.05%, on 195,117 volume with 98 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 628,075 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.289/$4.85.

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Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF)

Penny Stock Hub, Stockhouse, Streetwise Reports, InvestorsHub, 4-Traders, MarketWatch, Investors Hangout, Cardinal Weekly, TradingView and The Northern Miner reported on Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. engages in the exploration of mineral properties. The Company primarily explores for gold deposits. Sutter currently controls a considerable land position of the Mother Lode in California. The Company has advanced work and exploration programs completed on surrounding land holdings. Sutter Gold Mining has its management office in Lakewood, Colorado. It has its mine office in Sutter Creek, California. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Sutter Gold Mining has two projects. One is the Lincoln Project situated in Amador County, on the California Mother Lode Gold Belt. The other is the Santa Teresa Project situated in the Northern Baja area of Mexico.

Regarding Mexico and the Santa Teresa Concession, the Company entered into an exclusive option agreement with The Alamo Group in October of 2006 to acquire a 100 percent interest in the Santa Teresa Mineral Concession. Santa Teresa is in the historic El Alamo gold mining district, southeast of Ensenada. The property is positioned contiguous to and on strike with the past-producing Princessa Mine.

Sutter Gold released in 2009 the assay results from the initial 32-hole Phase 1 program. The results included intercepts as high as 21.10 grams per ton or 0.62 ounces of gold per ton across 1.35 meters and 16.68 g/t of gold across 3.1 meters. These results continued to reveal the potential of this underexplored district. In addition, the results confirmed manifold high-grade veins up to 260 meters along strike from the historic Princessa Gold Mine and that all known structures remain open in all directions.

Sutter Gold Mining also holds the rights to the geologically similar, high-grade El Alamo district of northern Baja in Mexico. This is where historic mining to the water table produced mined grades of 30 to 60 g/t gold. Regarding the Sutter Gold Project, California, the Lincoln and Comet properties are located on a 551-acre block of mining claims and surface rights 45 miles east southeast of Sacramento, California, in the central part of the 121-mile-long Mother Lode gold belt.

Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.01215, up 33.22%, on 61,925 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 32,695 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0063/$0.0213.

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Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (LIXT)

Penny Stock Hub, Spotlight Growth, Real Pennies, Proactive Investors, YCharts, Stockhouse, 4-Traders, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, and Simply Wall St reported on Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (LIXT), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. is a drug discovery company headquartered in East Setauket, New York. It employs biomarker technology to identify enzyme targets associated with serious common diseases and then designs novel compounds to attack those targets. The Company’s product pipeline encompasses two major categories of compounds at different stages of pre-clinical and clinical development, which it believes have broad therapeutic potential for cancer and other debilitating and life-threatening diseases. A clinical-stage company, Lixte Biotechnology lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

The Company’s commitment is to discovering drugs for more effective treatments for cancer. It has identified molecular signaling pathways altered in disease states and designed compounds that can safely target them in animal models. Lixte’s cancer drug development strategy has led to the discovery of novel compounds.

The deacetylase inhibitors are in pre-clinical development for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury, and topically for fungal dermatitis. The phosphatase inhibitors are in pre-clinical development for decreasing the extent of tissue damage following stroke, heart attack, and septic shock.

Lixte Biotechnology’s current drug portfolio includes inhibitors of serine/threonine protein phosphatases that are crucial to cell division. In addition, the Company’s portfolio includes DNA damage repair and inhibitors of protein deacetylases, which regulate pathways of gene expression and protein degradation.

The Company’s unique phosphatase inhibitor is LB-100, its lead compound. LB-100 is in a Phase I clinical trial at two NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and three U.S. Oncology Research locations. Lixte granted an exclusive license of its LB-100 for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Asia to Taipei Medical University (TMU). LB-100 is not currently approved for treatment of HCC.

In August, Lixte Biotechnology Holdings announced that it entered into a Clinical Trial Agreement and Exclusive License Agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center to conduct a Phase 1b/2 study of the safety and therapeutic benefit of the Company’s lead clinical compound, LB-100, in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). This trial will enter low and intermediate-1 risk MDS patients, including those with del(5q) MDS who have failed or are intolerant of standard treatment.

Last week, Lixte announced that it submitted an IND to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a Phase 1b/2 trial of the safety and therapeutic benefit of lead clinical compound, LB-100, in patients with low and intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who have failed or are intolerant of standard treatment. The study will take place at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (LIXT), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.90, up 5.88%, on 15,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,093 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.125/$1.84.

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Noble Roman’s, Inc. (NROM)

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Noble Roman's, Inc. sells and services franchises and licenses for non-traditional foodservice operations and stand-alone take-n-bake locations. The Company’s business model comprises three growth venues. These are Grocery Take-n-Bake Licensing; Non-Traditional Franchising; and Stand-Alone Franchising. Noble Roman’s is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Noble Roman’s franchises and licenses under the Noble Roman’s Pizza, Noble Roman’s Take-N-Bake, Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs, and Noble Roman's Craft Pizza & Pub (CPP) trade names. The Company has awarded franchise and/or license agreements in all 50 U.S. States plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, it has awarded franchise and/or license agreements in Canada, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Italy, and the Dominican Republic.

The first Noble Roman's Craft Pizza & Pub (CPP) opened on January 31, 2017 in Westfield, Indiana in the Monon Marketplace on Main Street/Highway 32 across from Grand Park. Noble Roman's announced in May 2018 that it opened a fourth location of its new-generation, stand-alone pizzeria concept, Noble Roman's Craft Pizza & Pub (CPP). The newest location is in Carmel, Indiana on Main Street just east of Meridian Street/US 31N.

Concerning Non-Traditional Venues, these are typically located in a host facility whose primary business is other than foodservice. These facilities can add pizza-focused foodservice as a Revenue Center; as a Facility Draw; and as an Employee Benefit.

Regarding Stand-Alone Venues, these are traditional pizzeria locations and Take-n-Bake locations. There is a merging over time between the kinds of Stand-Alone Venues: Live Yeast Dough; Hand-Rolled Breadsticks; and Baking Services.

Grocery Take-n-Bake Licensing involves licensing to sell Noble Roman’s Pizza. This is a component program using Noble Roman’s ingredients, in which delis assemble pizzas from standard Noble Roman’s ingredients.

Noble Roman's intention is to hasten the development of Craft Pizza & Pub (CPP) locations via franchising. General franchising is planned for Indiana and surrounding areas with an emphasis on franchisees that can become multi-unit operators. In addition, Noble Roman’s will also pursue development of other markets deemed suitable for the concept with experienced multi-unit operators.

Noble Roman’s stated in August 2018 that all four company-owned and operated Craft Pizza & Pub (CPP) locations continue to out-perform pre-opening expectations. During the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2018, total Revenue from those locations were $1.2 million and $2.4 million, respectively.

Noble Roman’s, Inc. (NROM), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.53, up 17.78%, on 101,362 volume with 33 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,400 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.33/$0.85.

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Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (ZMTP)

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Zoom Telephonics, Inc. is a foremost manufacturer of cable modems and other communications products. The Company designs, produces, markets, and supports cable modems and other communications products under the Zoom, Hayes®, and Global Village® brands. OTCQB-listed, Zoom Telephonics is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Company’s products include cable modems & gateways, dial-up modems, mobile broadband modems and routers, wireless networking products, ADSL gateways, Bluetooth wireless products, wireless keyboards, and ZoomGuard wireless sensors & controls. Products also include asymmetric digital subscriber line modems, wireless local area networking products, Voice Over IP products (VoIP), wired networking equipment, dialers and related telephony products, wireless sensors and controls, phone jacks and AC power adapters, and language-related specifics.

Zoom Telephonics signed an exclusive license agreement with Motorola Mobility LLC in May of 2015. The license agreement is for the Motorola brand in connection with consumer cable modem products. This includes cable modem bridges, cable modem/routers, and cable set-top boxes containing cable modems, for the United States and Canada. The agreement began on January 1, 2016 and runs through December 31, 2020.

Zoom Telephonics announced in September 2017 the signing of an amendment to its license agreement with Motorola Mobility to include the exclusive international rights for the Motorola brand for consumer-grade cellular modems and gateways, DSL modems and gateways, and MoCA (Multimedia over Coax) adapters. The amendment also grants Zoom Telephonics non-exclusive global rights to use the Motorola brand for consumer-grade cellular home sensors. These are products designed, marketed, and sold for use by consumers for their personal, family, or household use.

Recently, Zoom Telephonics reported financial results for its 2018 Q2 ended June 30, 2018. 2018 Q2 financial highlights versus the prior year’s period include Net Sales increasing10.2 percent to $7.5 million because of the strength of Zoom’s Motorola brand products. Gross Margin improved to 36.3 percent from 32.1 percent. Net Income was roughly $47,000 or $0.00 per share, versus a Net Loss of $269,000 or $0.02 per share.

Zoom Telephonics also recently announced that it appointed Mr. Joseph Lee Wytanis as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Mr. Wytanis’ start date with Zoom Telephonics is October 29, 2018.  Mr. Frank Manning will remain as the Company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman.

Mr. Wytanis is a high technology senior level executive. He has wide-ranging experience working with consumer electronic and communication companies offering products and/or services globally.

Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (ZMTP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.98, down 5.72%, on 920 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,411 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.889/$4.11.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO).

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" and the "Company"), a leader in the development and sale of innovative, broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments and related consumables for the worldwide life sciences and other industries, today announced the establishment of a Center of Excellence ("CoE") at Dr. Christine Vogel's laboratory at New York University ("NYU")'s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (the "GSB Center").

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.

The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.

Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”

Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.

The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.

Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.

This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.

The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed the day's trading session at $3.35, up 4.69%, on 12,439 volume with 46 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,840 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.52/$4.10.

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Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sproutly Canada, Inc. (SRUTF).

Sproutly Canada Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G) is developing and marketing cannabis consumer products with an emphasis on beverages. The company acquired Infusion Biosciences to bring to market its patent-pending aqueous phytorecovery process (“APP”) technology. NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SRUTF are available in the company’s newsroom at http://nnw.fm/SRUTF.

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (TSX.V: SPR) (FRA: 38G) is developing and bringing to market cannabis consumer products with a focus on beverages. The company’s core mission is to become the leading supplier of water-soluble cannabis solutions and bio-natural oils for brands in the emerging cannabis beverage and edibles market.

To make this happen, Sproutly acquired Infusion Biosciences to bring to market a patent-pending Aqueous Phytorecovery Process (APP) technology, a fundamental paradigm shift within the cannabis industry. Replacing traditional water-compatible solutions with true natural water solubility improves the body’s ability to utilize cannabinoids, making the effect of the cannabis almost immediate.

This revolutionary process doesn’t alter the cannabis compounds and provides an onset time and offset time that mimics the same effects as inhaled marijuana. That means consumers may feel effects in five minutes or less and be free from the desired effect in approximately 90 minutes—a vastly different ingestion pattern than current methods. In addition, the water-based cannabinoids can be mixed with other liquids and stay dissolved in those liquids. The application of water-soluble cannabis infusions has potential to be widespread in both medicinal and recreational cannabis sectors, giving Sproutly a distinctive edge in a market with untapped potential.

Sproutly’s business model is focused on processing rather than cultivating, which means its success is not constrained to growing its own cannabis. The company does own a Toronto-based, ACMPR-licensed facility designed and built with a focus on cultivating pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to produce and formulate the first natural, truly water-soluble cannabis solution. Its water-soluble ingredients and bio-natural oils will deliver revolutionary brands to international markets that are searching for well-defined commercial products.

Sproutly’s entrance in the cannabis market is perfectly timed as cannabis is moving towards mainstream acceptance. Potential users are, however, interested in consuming cannabis products as drinks and using it as oils rather than smoking. The potential cannabis beverage market is staggering, and with Sproutly owning the exclusive rights to APP technology in Canada, Australia, Jamaica, Israel and the entire European Union, the company is looking at significant international expansion opportunities.

Sproutly plans to capitalize on these international opportunities by executing on partnerships with local and globally established consumer brands to leverage their existing customer bases, expand brand loyalty, and assist with marketing and support distribution networks to deliver scientific breakthroughs with speed and efficiency?worldwide.

Management

Sproutly believes that talent drives growth. The company is committed to bringing together the best and brightest minds in the cannabis space to help with their mission to disrupt the global beverage and consumables market.

President, CEO and Director Keith Dolo recently served for more than 13 years with Robert Half, an S&P 500, NYSE-listed company. At Robert Half, Dolo held the position of vice president for more than eight years, as well as other senior roles in both operations and sales. He also sits on an advisory committee and a board position for two nonprofits in Vancouver, BC.

Chief Science Officer and Director Dr. Arup Sent has more than 35 years of experience in research and executive management at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He was awarded a PhD in biochemistry from Princeton University and is a former faculty member at the National Cancer Institute and Scripps Research Institute. Sen is the inventor on five U.S. patents and numerous international patents and patent-pending applications.

Chief Financial Officer Craig Loverock is a chartered professional accountant with over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance roles in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has extensive expertise in public company reporting and transactional experience, having served as the senior financial advisor to the chairman at Magna International and acting as chief compliance officer and CFO for a private equity firm.

Head Grower Frank Han has over 12 years of experience in the horticulture industry. A previous master grower in a large commercial facility, Han has impressive expertise in all growing methods, techniques and procedures. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in cloning, nutrient and overall plant management. Han will be in charge of the production team at Sproutly’s Toronto Herbal Remedies facility.

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF), closed the day's trading session at $0.4346, up 10.30%, on 1,359,005 volume with 514 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 273,797 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.189/$1.875.

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Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI).

Leading telecommunications engineering and infrastructure services provider Spectrum Global Solutions (OTCQB: SGSI) today announced financial results for the full year 2018. “We are very pleased to report that Spectrum’s full year 2018 revenue has grown $23.8 million over the same period in 2017. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/POp7d.

Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI) is a leading single-source provider of end-to-end, next-generation wireless and wireline network infrastructure services and staffing solutions to the service provider (carrier) and corporate enterprise markets across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Caribbean. Spectrum Global Solutions provides services directly to carriers, aggregators, utilities, enterprise, Project Management Organizations (PMO) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) clientele through the following subsidiaries:

  • AW Solutions, Inc. and AW Solutions Puerto Rico, LLC – Provides best-in-class communications infrastructure deployment services to carriers, OEMs, PMOs, utilities and enterprise clients by offering discrete and full turnkey service solutions for wireless and wireline clientele. AW Solutions holds professional engineering licenses in all contiguous states and in the District of Columbia and Hawaii; the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador; in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • ADEX Corporation and ADEX Puerto Rico, LLC – An international service organization providing turnkey services and staffing solutions to telecommunications carriers and enterprise clients. Since 1993, ADEX has been assisting telecommunications companies throughout the project life cycle of any network deployment. ADEX and its service capabilities extend from the most basic installation functions to the most advanced engineering disciplines for today and tomorrow’s communications networks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ADEX employs technical professionals and provides infrastructure services worldwide via domestic and international locations.
  • Tropical Communications, Inc. – A state licensed electrical and underground utility contractor headquartered in Miami, Florida, providing all types of communications and infrastructure facility structured wiring services and solutions since 1984.

Through its subsidiaries, Spectrum Global Solutions is a comprehensive single-source provider for professional services and solutions for the development, deployment and maintenance of wireless/Distributed Antenna System (DAS)/small cell/wireline and fiber networks and infrastructure. The company’s services range in scope from a single activity to multiyear, multi-region, large-scale turnkey development contracts with a deepening pool of international, national, regional and local projects. Spectrum Global Solutions has completed more than 150,000 project activities on wireless, DAS, wireline and fiber networks across the United States utilizing licensed professional engineers, project managers, technicians and general contractors.

Market Opportunity

Growth projections for the telecom industry show a high growth cycle 2018 through 2025 with a four-fold increase in domestic mobile data traffic and up to $150 billion in fiber investment over the next 5-7 years (Deloitte, 2017). The worldwide explosion of smart phones, tablets and BYOD by customers demanding rapid deployment of new apps, private networks with better coverage and enhanced capacity provides a compelling enterprise opportunity market. The imminent rollout of 5G next generation networks, IOT (Internet-Of-Things) technology deployments, the FirstNet national public safety system, small cell/network densification, Dish Network Deployment, fiber and infrastructure network builds for backhaul and expanded deployments, new FCC spectrum auctions and upgrades to 4G, DAS and small cell networks are contributing to a projected $157 billion in U.S. telecommunication carrier capital expenditures by 2021.

Management

CEO Roger Ponder has served as a director of Spectrum Global Solutions since April 2017. Ponder served as President/CEO of Summit Capital Advisors, LLC, and Summit Broadband, LLC a provider of consulting services to private equity and institutional banking entities in the telecommunications, cable and media/internet sectors. He also served as a member of the board of directors of InterCloud Systems, Inc. and served as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2012 to March 2015. Prior to that Ponder retired from Time Warner Kansas City Division as President/CEO. Ponder brings extensive business development, strategic planning and operational experience to the Company.

Keith Hayter is President of Spectrum Global Solutions and has served as a director of the Company since April 2017. Hayter has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of AW Solutions Inc. and AW Solutions Puerto Rico LLC since November 2006. He was Vice President and General Manager of Alcoa Wireless Services from 2001-2006. Hayter served in both the U.S. and British armies and brings extensive multi-national experience in the start-up, development, management and growth of companies in the telecommunication, engineering and construction industry.

Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI), closed the day's trading session at $0.166, up 3.75%, on 43,004 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 101,192 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.071/$2.59.

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Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN).

Canadian iron-ore exploration and development company Black Iron (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN) is seeing 2019 as a pivotal year in a market experiencing increased demand. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/eV1oe.

Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN) is a Canadian iron ore exploration and development company advancing to production its wholly owned Shymanivske Iron Ore Project, located in Krivyi Rih, Ukraine. Black Iron’s Shymanivske project is situated in the southern part of the historic KrivBass iron ore mining district, a highly developed iron ore mining region with well-established infrastructure and nearby skilled labor forces. Surrounded by seven producing iron ore mines, the Shymanivske project will produce an ultra-high-grade, 68-percent iron ore concentrate with few impurities at very low cost.

The Market

Iron ore concentrates are one of the essential raw materials used by the steel industry to either make sinter or highly valued pellets. Black Iron’s concentrate can be used in either application and is an ideal source to make pellets since it does not need to be ground finer and contains very few impurities. According to the CRU Group, an internationally recognized top global business intelligence provider and consultancy specializing in commodities, there is a growing global shortage of pellet feed resulting in a supply/demand gap of 133Mt against the current base of approximately 400Mt consumed by 2035. According to a recent report issued by Zion Market Research, the global iron ore pellets market was valued at around US$25.22 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach US$50.12 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1 percent between 2018 and 2024 (http://nnw.fm/2vaDR).

Countries around the world, most notably China (http://nnw.fm/Je8gs), have instituted regulatory changes to curb polluting emissions from steel mills through numerous methods, including encouraging a shift to higher grade iron feed products such as pellets as less coal needs to be burnt per ton of steel produced.

Shymanivske Project

Black Iron’s Shymanivske’s project, which is expected to produce ultra-high-grade 68 percent iron content pellet feed iron concentrate, is generating significant interest from steel mills and global commodity trading houses. Use of ultra-high-grade 68-percent iron content product in the production of steel is a value-added product to customers since it increases blast furnace productivity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions generated per ton of steel produced.

The project’s proximity to rail lines (1 mile), electrical power (20 miles), sea ports (140 to 260 miles) and a skilled workforce (6 miles) significantly reduces the up-front construction costs and allows for the mine to be built in a phased approach. The Shymanivske project has been ranked by the CRU Group in the lowest position of the business cost curve for pellet feed projects currently under development and as the second lowest in capital intensity (construction capital divided by annual production) within CRU Group’s extensive database (http://nnw.fm/3MXsT). This low-cost position makes the project economics very robust to any shocks in iron ore price while providing a very high return at current and forecast prices.

Black Iron continues to advance its project on several fronts including construction funding and off-take agreements (http://nnw.fm/tQ4g2). Discussions with Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense to transfer a parcel of land required by the company for location of its processing plant, waste rock and tailings are nearing finalization, as are discussions with the Kryviy Rih City Council to lease a portion of the surface rights currently under that body’s control. The recent engagement of Ivan Markovich as Black Iron’s Vice President of Government and Community Relations will assist the company in these endeavors given his extensive network of relationships with senior Ukraine government officials.

The Shymanivske project holds a mining allotment permit for a large iron ore deposit with a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimated to contain 646 Mt (million tons) Measured and Indicated mineral resources, consisting of 355 Mt Measured mineral resources grading 31.6% total iron and 18.8% magnetic iron, and Indicated mineral resources of 290 Mt grading 31.1% total iron and 17.9% magnetic iron, using a cut-off grade of 10% magnetic iron. Additionally, there are 188 Mt of Inferred mineral resources grading 30.1% total iron and 18.4% magnetic iron.

Full mineral resource details and project economics can be found in the NI 43-101 compliant technical report entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Re-scoped Shymanivske Iron Ore Deposit” effective November 21, 2017, under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at?www.sedar.com.

Management

Black Iron’s management and board of directors is stacked with experts well-versed in successfully building and operating iron ore projects. CEO Matt Simpson, P.Eng. is the former general manager of Mining for Rio Tinto’s Iron Core Company of Canada and worked for Hatch designing global metallurgical refineries. He is also a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Chairman Bruce Humphrey is the former COO of GoldCorp and former chairman of Consolidated Thompson Iron Ore mines which was sold to Cliff’s resources for US$4.9 billion.

Les Kwasik, COO, has over 40 years of hands-on experience building and operating mines globally with companies such as INCO (VALE) and Xstrata (Glencore). Paul Bozoki, CFO, is the former CFO of CD Capital Partners, operating in the Ukraine. Bill Hart, senior vice president of corporate development, has over 30 years of experience selling iron ore while working for Rio Tinto, Cliffs Natural Resources and most recently Roy Hill Holdings Ltd. Ivan Markovich was recently engaged in the capacity of Black Iron’s vice president of Government and Community Relations to leverage his extensive network of relationships with senior Ukraine government officials.

Black Iron Inc. (BKIRF), closed the day's trading session at $0.0524, up 1.75%, on 30,868 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 46,245 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0285/$0.0939.

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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG).

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG) was highlighted today in a publication from Investorideas.com, examining how payment technology and data solutions have evolved due to the regulatory hurdles facing the cannabis industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a first-tier merchant processing cannabis industry pioneer, offering one of the first and only comprehensive card processing operations of its kind to serve the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry. The company’s state of the art system, which also tracks sales and tax collection, and eliminates the need to deal in cash-only transactions.

Through its robust, closed-loop merchant processing system, the company’s unique “StateSourced” proprietary system enables authorized operation under FinCEN parameters and complies with all regulatory frameworks. StateSourced is tailored to deliver full-spectrum merchant processing services, providing the convenience of modern commercial card processing resources and making it the first operation of its kind geared to the legal cannabis industry.

StateSourced is not a prepaid or gift card, which is an important variable for merchants since standard banking institutions have not offered this form of payment processing to the legal cannabis industry. Federal law still considers marijuana illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, although 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant either for medicinal or recreational uses or both. This restriction has kept financial institutions at bay since most banks are federally insured and haven’t been inclined to venture into the nascent industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions is able to offer its StateSourced card on a state-by-state basis where the card can be used in purchasing product from a legal, authorized vendor, providing a much-needed option for consumers and businesses alike. In another first, the company is collaborating with First Bitcoin Capital Corporation to integrate First Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency ($Weed) with Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions’ StateSourced payment gateway. This collaboration will allow state-licensed marijuana establishments across the nation to accept both StateSourced debit cards and cryptocurrencies such as WeedCoin and Bitcoin.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions president and CEO Jeremy Roberts and his executive team are working with state lawmakers to introduce legislation in an effort to address the growing problems in banking for the medical cannabis industry. For companies in the emerging legal cannabis industry, where retail and non-retail transactions such as vendor payments and payroll are almost exclusively paid for with cash, the solutions offered by StateSourced can help businesses avoid the inherent risks associated with a cash-intensive sector. Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has also signed its first StateSourced contract with a Las Vegas-based vertically integrated marijuana establishment.

“We’ve completed our transition from development stage to revenue stage,” says Roberts. “We have just started our business development efforts and the market is responding very well. We anticipate having many more, similar releases.”

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions provides end-to-end management across multiple systems for medicinal marijuana operations. The company solves the fragmentation problem experienced by many of these rapidly growing companies by identifying tools that are important to dispensaries and customizing those tools to meet the specific needs of this unique industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), closed the day's trading session at $0.0394, up 64.51%, on 14,232,950 volume with 708 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 606,549 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.008/$0.075.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SinglePoint, Inc. (SING).

Technology is transforming the automotive industry. Some of the innovation feeds off ideas from other industries, such as the vehicle repair app created by SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING).

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is a diversified holding company with operations in multiple industries and verticals including two high-performing market sectors: legal cannabis and cryptocurrencies. SinglePoint has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a recognizable brand with a diverse portfolio of undervalued subsidiaries with multiple revenue streams.

SinglePoint is researching opportunities where it can be an active participant by influencing the strategy and direction of high-potential companies whose verified assets offer attractive possibilities for shareholders. The company is guided by a visionary leadership team with extensive experience in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital.

SinglePoint is bullish on the cannabis industry, bitcoin and blockchain technologies, which is evident in its recent acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. Recent SinglePoint key highlights include:

  • A joint venture with Smart Cannabis Corporation (OTC: SCNA) to license and market Smart Cannabis’ SMART APP. SMART APP enables cannabis growers to measure all aspects of cultivation, from soil nutrient levels to watering cycles and carbon dioxide content in the air. SMART APP will integrate SinglePoint’s bitcoin payment solution to enable growers to process safer and more secure transactions.
  • A joint venture with Global Payout (OTC: GOHE) will build on existing financial technology solutions developed by SinglePoint and Global Payout’s subsidiary MoneyTrac Technology, Inc., to fully optimize the delivery of mobile payment applications for domestic and international organizations.
  • A joint venture with AppSwarm (OTC: SWRM) to start development on a proprietary delivery application that will enable licensed cannabis delivery services and licensed dispensaries to safely make in-home cannabis deliveries.
  • Signed original “Shark Tank” member Kevin Harrington as company spokesman for an innovative, compatible virtual wallet to store any type of cryptocurrency. Harrington recently finished shooting a new national ad campaign featuring SinglePoint and the virtual wallet’s secure method of storing cryptocurrencies.
  • Entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of Bitcoin Beyond, a premier platform that enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments using existing web-enabled point-of-sale devices.
  • Through SING subsidiary, SingleSeed, the company will soon offer a proprietary cryptocurrency solution that links both cannabis merchants and consumers who seek to take advantage of bitcoin-powered transactions using debit and credit cards. In addition to making bitcoin-backed card purchases possible, the solution enables cannabis dispensaries to digitally track and manage their product inventories, performing tasks like uploading product data, photos and descriptions. The system deducts items automatically from a dispensary’s product listings when a purchase is made. While this fully KYC-AML compliant point-of-sale platform can be utilized for any other retail setting, it will fill a critical need in the underbanked cannabis industry as it continues to seek non-cash payment solutions outside of traditional banking circles.

SinglePoint CEO and founder Greg Lambrecht leads the company in its mission to capture opportunities through an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Lambrecht oversees all company operations including investor relations, leadership of the board of directors, and daily business activities. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Lambrecht negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets and led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10 million.

Eric Lofdahl, SinglePoint’s chief technology officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector including positions in software development, program management, complex system integration and engineering process definition. Prior to SinglePoint, Lofdahl worked at the Boeing Company where he led a team that successfully developed advanced wireless and satellite data products based on commercial technology for the U.S. Air Force.

SinglePoint President Wil Ralston is well known for his successful track record of building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Ralston graduated cum laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Global Agribusiness and a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He is currently recognized by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) as a Class A Professional.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed the day's trading session at $0.01554, up 2.24%, on 5,047,823 volume with 154 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,836,551 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0106/$0.068.

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Redfund Capital Corp. (CSE: LOAN) (OTC: PNNRF) (FF: O3X4)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Redfund Capital Corp. (PNNRF).

The recent announcement by Redfund Capital Corp. (CSE: LOAN) (OTC: PNNRF) (Frankfurt: O3X4) of an equity-for-debt swap is a good indication of the merchant bank’s innovative approach to providing capital. NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to PNNRF are available in the company’s newsroom at http://nnw.fm/PNNRF.

Redfund Capital Corp. (CSE: LOAN) (OTC: PNNRF) (FF: O3X4) is a merchant bank focused on providing debt and equity funding in the mid to late stages of a target company’s development and for technologies that are developed and validated by revenues. Redfund’s current focus is on medical cannabis, hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) related and healthcare-related companies.

As the first medical cannabis incubator and accelerator financing medical cannabis, CBD and hemp companies through a debt facility, Redfund is effectively bridging finance gaps and helping revenue-producing medical cannabis-related companies grow and build their valuations without prematurely diluting their equity.

The central components of the company’s business strategy are:

  • Establishing the foundation of a loan portfolio that generates revenues through monthly interest income from loans to cover all general and administrative expenses related to day-to-day operations.
  • Growing shareholder value by converting all or part of loans and warrants into equity in portfolio clients as clients build their valuations by entering the public markets or becoming the high-priced targets of larger entities.

Redfund was designed by bankers and entrepreneurs possessing years of experience in business, consulting, capital markets, corporate finance and healthcare services. The company is actively looking beyond borders and creating global companies that have strong fundamentals and are ready to expand.

Redfund’s investments are deployed to companies that have demonstrated success in their business but need a capital bridge in order to expand. Redfund’s team of professionals vet every project and analyzes each prospective client’s financials and business plans. Once a project is approved, Redfund’s legal team carefully scrutinizes the collateral used to securitize the individual loans.

The strategy employed by Redfund includes:

  • Diversifying investments in Canada and other countries
  • Building an international footprint with established national leaders
  • Funding new drug delivery systems and helping nutraceuticals become mainstream drugs
  • Introducing companies to Canada as a viable option for public listings
  • Becoming a premier go-to lender for established companies

The company’s revenue sources include:

  • Interest-bearing debt instruments with asset-backed collateral to securitize loans
  • Equity kicker of warrants coverage on original loan
  • Conversion ability of loan in its entirety
  • Advisory fees from contracts for consulting on growth strategies
  • Right of first refusal on future financing in each company funded

Redfund Capital Corp. (PNNRF), closed the day's trading session at $0.1518, even for the cold, on 302 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 421 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$0.505.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Net Element (NETE).

Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE), a provider of innovative payment solutions, has developed a range of products that address the needs of the restaurant industry. Restaurant point of sale (POS) solutions are available to help industry representatives overcome various common issues and ensure the sustainable growth of their businesses.

Net Element (NETE), is a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale, e-commerce, and mobile devices. Net Element operates a payments-as-a-service transactional model and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 ™ and South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 fastest growing technology companies.

Net Element believes the future of global commerce is being revolutionized as consumers quickly migrate toward omni-channel shopping utilizing mobile devices, desktop, and online services. Net Element’s all-in-one payment solutions support and unify a whole range of applications through a single, robust platform, allowing global onboarding and support for multiple payment methods.

With an eye on emerging markets, Net Element is pursuing growth opportunities and footholds in a number of industries. The company’s most recent application of its technology is to the cannabis industry, which is paced to hit $591 million and could increase 40 times in the next four years. This rampant growth also creates heightened need for smooth transactions between merchants and consumers. Payment processing and compliance for the cannabis industry has become increasingly complex, and Net Element’s Unified Payments subsidiary is addressing the challenges by offering a compliant, seamlessly integrated payment solution that makes it simple to transact.

Net Element has also launched a blockchain-focused business unit that will develop and deploy blockchain technology-based solutions. Net Element expects the new division to create a decentralized crypto-based ecosystem that will act as a framework for an unlimited number of value-added services, connecting merchants and consumers in a seamless, economically efficient transaction. This new business unit intends to also identify and invest in unique projects that decentralize and disrupt the payment processing industry by combining blockchain technology and real-world applications with talented development teams, strong fundamentals and addressable markets large in size.

“We believe that we’re at the dawn of a new evolution where additional digital payment methods are being introduced,” Net Element CEO Oleg Firer, says. “Introduction of our division focused on blockchain as part of the NASDAQ-listed entity will add transparency and compliance assurance to our investors as well as provide access to deploy value-added services to over 20 million electronic commerce clients that are currently part of Net Element’s growing network.”

Net Element clients are treated to customized solutions that provide the flexibility needed to keep up with customers. Among the services offered are mobile payment apps that accept payments anywhere, anytime; cloud-based solutions built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for clients and partners; marketing solutions that turn lookers into buyers; and business analytics that make it easy for clients to monitor business metrics, engage with customers and compare the competition. Its multi-channel platform combines e-commerce, offline, point-of-sale, comprehensive back office tools, mobile point-of-sale, credit scoring and customer interaction in one powerful platform-as-a-service technology.

Net Element owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider, TOT Group, Inc., with the following subsidiaries:

  • Unified Payments – An award-winning, customized mobile billing and payments solution, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012.
  • Digital Provider – A leading provider of SMS messaging and mobile billing solutions.
  • Aptito – A next-generation, all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management and point-of-sale payments platform using wireless technology.
  • Payonline – A fully integrated, processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.

Net Element is ranked No. 418 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™ list of North America’s 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies. Net Element grew 190 percent. The company’s chief executive officer, Oleg Firer, credits the company’s progression to organic growth in its North America Transactions Segment, specifically the success of its Unified Payments brand, which focuses on value-added payment acceptance solutions for small to medium enterprises in the United States.

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge, and are transforming the way we do business.”

Net Element’s suite of application performing interfaces (APIs) and connectors power commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions, and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.

Net Element’s corporate team is led by director and CEO Oleg Firer, who is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of the company’s mission of powering global commerce. He is joined by CFO Jeffrey Ginsburg, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, who is the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.

From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations such as Digital Provider and Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like Payonline and United Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience.

Net Element (NETE), closed the day's trading session at $5.84, off by 0.68%, on 35,875 volume with 205 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 71,327 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.75/$10.60.

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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV) (CNPOF).

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) was highlighted today in a publication from Investorideas.com, examining how payment technology and data solutions have evolved due to the regulatory hurdles facing the cannabis industry.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) is the venture capital investment platform of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC).

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.

Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

  • Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
  • CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
  • Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
  • James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
  • LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
  • PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
  • Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
  • Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a new cannabis retail concept that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Solo Liquor Stores Ltd., a leading Canadian liquor retailer. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy.
  • Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
  • TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
  • Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.

As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.

Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV), closed the day's trading session at $3.99, off by 5.90%, on 610,332 volume with 1,232 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 634,254 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.40/$11.82.

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Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF).

CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry announces publication of an article featuring the Supreme Cannabis Co. (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1). The company is a licensed producer with a 440,000 sq. ft. facility in Kincardine, Ontario, recently secured Health Canada’s approval for six additional flowering rooms. The new additions bring its total square footage up to 180,000 sq. ft. across 18 flowering rooms. Also today, the company was highlighted in an article published by Canada NewsWire, which explains how SPRWF congratulated its President and Founder, John Fowler, for being named on High Times list of the 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF), is committed to providing premium brands and products that reflect the company’s knowledgeable customers, passionate employees, and culture of innovation. Supreme Cannabis’ mission is to grow the world’s best cannabis and become a leader in the global industry. The company calls its Toronto Venture Exchange stock symbol FIRE “a testament to our passion for cannabis and our obsession with quality.”

Supreme Cannabis believes the world is ready to follow Canada’s lead by ending the 100-year cannabis prohibition and, as Canada’s only coast-to-coast premium cannabis producer, the company sees itself at the center of this global shift.

In August 2018, Supreme Cannabis uplisted its shares to the to OTCQX market in the U.S., where the company trades under the ticker symbol SPRWF. The following month Supreme reported record Q4 revenues of CAD$3.55 million, a 71-percent increase over the previous quarter. Supreme Cannabis also recorded revenue of CAD$8.85 million for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, placing it among publicly traded Canadian cannabis companies with the highest reported revenue in their first four quarters of sales.

“As a result of the successful execution of our strategy, we have generated significant revenue growth both for the quarter and the year-end period,” Supreme Cannabis CEO Navdeep Dhaliwal stated in a news release. “We look forward to building on this growth as we expand domestically and internationally.”

The company’s growth strategy includes key industry agreements, such as its CAD$12 million supply agreement with Tilray Inc. (OTC: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution. The agreement calls for Supreme to supply Tilray with dried cannabis for support of medical cannabis patients in Canada for the period of one year.

Another key component is the company’s wholly owned 7ACRES subsidiary. The 7ACRES cultivation facility, one of the first 40 federally licensed cannabis producers in Canada, is focused on building a core competency in scaled cannabis production, which will give 7ACRES the needed flexibility to maintain leadership in the industry as the Canadian market grows and matures. Though 7ACRES is Supreme Cannabis’ flagship brand and only currently operating business unit, the company will continue to identify new opportunities to grow its portfolio of companies and build innovative cannabis businesses throughout the world.

7ACRES operates from a 342,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario, and has been federally licensed since 2016. Current capacity is 13,333 kilograms dried cannabis annually, with plans to ramp up production by mid-2019 to a rate of 50,000 kilograms per year.

Supreme Cannabis seeks to differentiate 7ACRES from other licensed cannabis producers by producing premium quality product sustainably at scale. “Craft quality, commercial scale” is a slogan the company uses, and the Kincardine greenhouse employs state-of-the-art technology and cultivation best practices to strive toward that goal. Supreme identifies the quality of the 7ACRES product as the company’s primary strength and says a shared “passion for the plant” is the driver of company culture. Six Canadian provinces have signed supply agreements with Supreme, a fact the company credits to the high quality of 7ACRES cannabis.

Its customers, Supreme Cannabis management says, are informed and discerning regarding cannabis, and they value a premium brand that respects their product knowledge. The company believes its high regard for customers, premium product quality, and mass cultivation capability has allowed Supreme Cannabis to emerge as Canada’s preeminent premium cannabis producer. In the Canadian cannabis market, the company has established 7ACRES as a premium brand that’s distributed coast-to-coast and commands premium pricing. The 7ACRES brand is already listed as premium cannabis product in all provinces that disclose their cannabis listing categories, and 7ACRES on average wholesales for up to one-third higher in price than other brands in the Canadian cannabis market.

To further its distribution, in the medical cannabis market Supreme Cannabis has partnered with several Canadian cannabis retailers including Aurora Cannabis, Emerald Health Botanicals, Namaste, Zenabis, and others. The company’s investment portfolio also includes an equity position and long-term global distribution partnership with Medigrow, based in Lesotho, targeting the export of medical cannabis oil for the international market.

Supreme Cannabis seeks to make the company an innovator in the cannabis sector regarding design of cultivation facilities and development of operation excellence metrics. The management team is confident that the 7ACRES flagship brand, the company’s proprietary technology and products, and the company’s culture of passion for cannabis will deliver consistent long-term shareholder value.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF), closed the day's trading session at $1.68, off by 2.33%, on 1,009,173 volume with 1,097 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 656,981 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.85/$2.04.

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Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (OTC: KNRLF) (FSE: 1K8)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR).

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR, OTCQB: KNRLF, FSE:1K8) ("Kontrol" or "Company") announces that it will conduct a series of investor meetings in the US and Europe from April 2nd through April 19th. The Company is embarking on an introduction campaign through multiple US and European cities during the month of April and will present to institutional funds, family offices and brokers. The roadshow will support the Company's stated efforts to ramp up business in the US and create awareness of Kontrol's February 13, 2019 US listing on the OTCQB and its recent submission for DTC trading eligibility.

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (OTC: KNRLF) (FSE: 1K8) specializes in the integration of smart energy technologies and solutions for North American commercial and industrial property owners and operators to help them benefit from energy cost savings and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Kontrol is a leader in the energy efficiency sector through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology and is ranked by Canadian Business and Maclean’s as the 7th fastest growing startup in 2018.

Kontrol’s leadership position is reshaping the way customers use, manage and strategically allocate energy resources to realize immediate energy savings by gaining more control over energy consumption and demand in real-time.

As the fastest growing global “fuel source,” energy efficiency is big business with industry analysts noting this multi-trillion-dollar market offers significant opportunities over the next five years. Established market segments include: energy retrofits ($71.4 billion); distributed generation ($179.9 billion); energy analytics ($33.5 billion); and greenhouse gas/carbon measurement, reduction ($1.2 trillion). Each $1 invested in energy efficiency displaces up to $3 of utility-scale transmission and distribution investment, according to the International Energy Agency.

Formed in 2015 by a group of energy veterans who recognized that the energy efficiency industry is one of the fastest growing fuel sources for the global economy, Kontrol is committed to enhancing and improving its customers sustainability objectives. In less than two years, Kontrol has grown its revenue run rate to $16 million from $1.8 million, delivering on stated goals and objectives as it seeks to continue this pattern through accretive acquisitions and the expansion of the company’s smart energy technologies.

Up to 50 percent of Kontrol’s overall revenues are recurring annually, and the company’s 2019 outlook includes strategic initiatives that will expand the company’s smart energy technologies to U.S. markets, bring additional accretive and strategic acquisitions, and accelerate recurring SaaS revenues.

Kontrol’s strategy of disciplined mergers and acquisitions includes the following highlights:

  • Acquisition of Log-One Ltd.’s award-winning energy conservation technology, Energy Management System (“EMS”), an intelligent, occupancy-based heating and air-conditioning control system for commercial and multi-residential real estate. Rebranded as Kontrol EMS Technology, the company has added IoT and mobile application capabilities, creating a recurring revenue platform through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform.
  • Acquisition of ORTECH Consulting Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting, emission testing, air quality testing and renewable energy/power consulting.
  • Acquisition of Efficiency Engineering Inc. (“EE Inc.”), which provides engineering services to industrial, municipal and commercial building owners across Canada. EE Inc. provides detailed energy efficiency analysis, energy audits, management of facility system solutions, electrical and mechanical design and energy conservation studies.
  • Acquisition of MCW Dimax Ltd. (“MCX”), a firm specializing in solutions for the application of energy software to analyze the management of complex heating, ventilation and cooling systems for large residential, commercial, and mission critical real estate owners.
  • Acquisition of CEM Specialties Inc. (“CEMSI”), a market leader in turn-key emission monitoring, equipment and solutions.

The company has also established entry into the North American cannabis market as a supplier of integrated energy efficiency solutions and technologies. Within this market, Kontrol is focused on assisting cannabis growers to reduce the cost of energy and support mission critical infrastructures. To date, Kontrol has secured two contracts to provide energy efficiency services with Licensed Producers in the Canadian cannabis sector.

The Kontrol Energy group of companies is currently saving its customers more than 40 million kilowatt hours of electricity per annum and providing a corresponding reduction in GHG emissions.

Kontrol’s management team includes CEO Paul Ghezzi, a leader in clean tech, renewable energy development, solar project financing and distributed generation. Ghezzi has global experience in power generation projects under Feed-in Tariff programs and Power Purchase Agreement programs for both commercial and utility-scale projects. COO Kristian Lavereau has more than 25 years of experience in the IT solutions (analytics and mobile computing), energy optimization and efficiency (intelligent control systems, solar PV, lighting). Claudio Del Vasto, CPA, CA | CFO, is a senior finance executive with an extensive background in corporate finance, strategy and business development.

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR), closed the day's trading session at $0.74, off by 2.63%, on 45,959 volume with 32 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 34,219 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.46/$0.99.

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Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Wildflower Brands Inc. (WLDFF).

Wildflower Brands Inc. (OTCQB:WLDFF) (CSE:SUN) today announces its placement in an editorial published by CannabisNewsWire ("CNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities in the cannabis industry. To view the full publication, titled, “CBD Going Mainstream amid Flood of New Products, Celebrity Endorsements, and Emerging Consensus about Benefits,” please visit: http://cnw.fm/FpDf2.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) is a public cannabis company developing and designing brands that focus on plant-based wellness and health products. Wildflower markets its full-spectrum CBD products to retailers in the health and wellness space throughout the United States and in legal cannabis markets in accordance with regulations marketing its THC and CBD products.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Wildflower employs a unique and holistic business model that encompasses research and development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and retail. First launched in 2012 as a private company with a cannabis-focused brand, Wildflower went public in 2014 and has since reached numerous significant milestones in its drive to create brands that work in synergy toward becoming a global wellness brand leader.

Gathered within the growing family of Wildflower brands are the following entities:

  • Wildflower Wellness is known for its reputable brand, uncompromising quality and mission to connect people with the healing power of plants. Wildflower Wellness offers CBD vaporizers, capsules, tinctures, soaps and topicals that are backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Wildflower Wellness offers a full lineup of full spectrum CBD extract infused products made in the U.S. in Wildflower’s GMP facilities which are always third-party lab tested for quality assurance and accurate labeling.
  • King Extracts is a California-based company focused on cannabis technology and delivery systems. The King Recharge is a discreet, 97mm small, rechargeable vaporizer with a sleek pocket-sized charging and storage case. King concentrates are clean and sophisticated blends made from CO2 extractions that are fractionally distilled for clarity and purity with proprietary terpenes blended in to deliver a robust, full-flavor profile. King products are available at 26 select, regulated retail dispensaries in California.
  • Exclusive is a dispensary of high-quality cannabis products and accessories serving the city of Los Angeles, California. The company enjoys a close association with select hospital oncology departments and community programs.

Using the slogan “Plants Heal,” Wildflower’s distribution network in the U.S. includes 200+ retailers in Washington state and 20+ retailers in New York City. Wildflower has also partnered with Retail Worx to establish shop-in-shop retail locations in the heart of New York City which pairs nicely with the introduction of Wildflower into existing Bridges General’s stores in New York City and San Francisco. Through this partnership with Retail Worx, Wildflower by Bridges General stores will have exclusive product offerings in addition to the full lineup of existing Wildflower Wellness CBD products. Distribution in other U.S. markets includes 80+ wellness and healthcare practitioners with a total distribution of over 300 stores nationwide.

Wildflower holds 14 California cannabis licenses that cover recreational and medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail/delivery in the jurisdictions of California state and the city of Los Angeles. Opportunities to activate these licenses creates the phenomenal potential of driving significant revenues while minimizing risk. Expansion plans into Canada are underway with discussions centered on retail acquisitions and Wildflower launching into over-the-counter market with its CBD product line. Global expansion is a key part of Wildflower’s strategy with initial plans aimed at specific international markets where regulatory hurdles are less restrictive.

In December 2018, Wildflower began on-demand, legal and licensed cannabis delivery services to adult consumers in the Los Angeles area and has hired dozens of full-time delivery drivers to accommodate this unmet need. Wildflower has partnered with leading technology and logistics company Eaze.com to help route deliveries efficiently, manage inventory and comply with California law. Providing legal, licensed delivery services helps to ensure that all adults including those with mobility challenges and limited access to transportation services can purchase high quality, legal cannabis products.

Wildflower’s direct-to-consumer online store sales have shown an organic growth. The Company recently achieved over 300 percent growth in online sales since January 2018 with annualized revenues exceeding $1 million for online sales only, marking the ninth consecutive quarter of increased revenue.

Core Team

William MacLean is the founder and CEO of Wildflower Brands Inc. His involvement in all aspects of the business from product R&D to manufacturing setup has led the Company to its current success. MacLean is a seasoned sales professional with over 20 years of experience in various industries from advertising and marketing to medical sales. While in the advertising and marketing space, his clients included major brands including: Bell, Remax, BC Hydro, and Royal Bank.

CFO Stephen Pearce is a director and officer of a number of public companies in the resource sector. His professional experience as a practicing attorney is primarily in corporate and securities work. Pearce’s academic background includes an honors bachelor’s degree in economics from York University, in which he focused specifically on corporate finance. Pearce obtained a law degree from the University of British Columbia.

Alfred Kee, COO, is a business technology leader with over 15 years of experience in building high performing teams at small startups to large enterprises. With foundations in running large scale business critical technology and user experience product management mindset, Kee excels at guiding teams to deliver business value with agility. His knowledge and experience were honed while working with Electronic Arts, KPMG, CenturyLink, Cisco and Apple, as well as a string of successful startups. Lee brings a global perspective having lived and worked through parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.

Creative Director Amy Yamamura is a founding member of Wildflower and has been a driving force behind the Company from the start, creating the Wildflower brand. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University, Yamamura returned to Tokyo to develop her career in TV as an international business correspondent coordinating collaborative projects between top creators around the world and corporations. Yamamura’s unique experience in working closely with successful Japanese brands like UNIQLO has given her exceptional eyes for branding a company.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (WLDFF), closed the day's trading session at $0.53, even for the day, on 50,663 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,510 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009/$1.139.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) announces the availability of a CannabisNewsAudio Publication titled, “Hydroponic Supplies Play Key Role in Hemp Market Growth.” To hear the CannabisNewsAudio version, visit: http://cnw.fm/45SsC. To read the full editorial, visit: http://cnw.fm/Dy6oO. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report highlighting the company which examines the recent news that SGMD, which is also a major supplier to the hydroponic cultivation business, is now seeing rising demand for hemp-related cultivation supplies.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.

Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.

Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.

Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.

Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.

Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.

Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Management

CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.

Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed the day's trading session at $0.0535, off by 2.19%, on 839,505 volume with 88 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,368,475 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0425/$0.259.

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Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE).

Global Payout Inc. (OTC: GOHE) was highlighted today in a publication from Investorideas.com, examining how payment technology and data solutions have evolved due to the regulatory hurdles facing the cannabis industry. Global Payout and its operating subsidiary, MTrac Tech Corp. just announced that Carol Gabel, a member of the Company’s government relations team at MGR2 has been invited to speak at the New Jersey Cannabis Insider event on April 3rd.

Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE) provides comprehensive payment solutions that can be fully customized for virtually any domestic and international organization distributing money worldwide. The company is committed to enabling global access to technology for optimizing financial transactions and delivering a global financial eco-system with top-tier banking institutions and the highest level financial technology partnerships.

Today, more than ever before, commercial enterprises and government institutions need powerful financial technology solutions that have the flexibility to deliver innovative customer centric services and drive operational efficiency gains throughout the organization. The Global Reserve Platform is Global Payout’s fully configurable “banking-in-a-box” web-based platform that can fulfill the front-to-back office processing requirements of domestic, foreign exchange and international payment service providers. This platform is designed to improve work flow, operational efficiencies, and global financial management for enterprises operating across the globe.

The Global Reserve Platform can manage practically any financial product, including core and traditional banking products, online banking, card management, mobile wallets, merchant payment processing, biometric payments and authentication management, bill payments and P2P payments, international remittances, government benefits management, loans management, FOREX, and SWIFT / ACH / SEPA payments. Powered by the Global Reserve Administrative module, the platform can be customized for enterprises across a multitude of business sectors.

Investment in financial technology (FINTECH) companies has grown dramatically in recent years with the role of today’s banks shrinking and demand for improved financial solutions continuing to rise. As the industry has continued to expand rapidly, Global Payout’s management team has directed its focus on identifying the most promising market sectors with FINTECH needs. The four core areas selected are logistics, small and medium enterprises (SME), banking and travel.

In 2015, Global Payout introduced MoneyTrac Technology Inc. as a majority owned subsidiary to more effectively focus on the development of financial technologies that specifically address many of the challenges that enterprises in a variety of alternative and “high-risk” market sectors are faced with in processing financial transactions. Powered by Virtu Network Solutions, the MoneyTrac Technology platform is one the most configurable and intuitive financial technology platforms available to alternative and “high-risk” enterprises and provides them with solutions that effectively manages everything from pin debit and virtual currency, to compliance and cash flow logistics.

With the global economy constantly becoming more diversified and connected, Global Payout is well positioned with the technology software solutions its team has developed to address many different needs worldwide. Management has committed itself to exploring and identifying every avenue possible for further establishing itself as a recognized leader in FINTECH solutions.

Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE), closed the day's trading session at $0.005, off by 7.41%, on 11,132,780 volume with 129 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,182,920 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0041/$0.0315.

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