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REGI U.S., Inc. (RGUS)

MarketWatch, Marketwired, and Stockhouse reported earlier on REGI U.S., Inc. (RGUS), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

REGI U.S., Inc., by way of its subsidiary, RadMax Technologies, Inc., engages in the design and development of axial vane-type rotary engines, known as the RadMax rotary technology, used in the design of engines, compressors, and pumps. RadMax Technologies is developing for commercialization numerous improved axial vane type rotary devices employing its Patented RadMax™ Rotary Technology. REGI U.S. is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

The RadMax™ Rotary Technology allows for pioneering designs of lightweight and high efficiency engines, compressors, pumps, and other devices. One current prototype is The RadMax™ engine. It has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor, in comparison to the 40 moving parts in a basic four-cylinder piston engine.

The innovative design makes it possible to produce up to 24 continuous power impulses per one rotation, which is vibration-free and very quiet. Furthermore, the RadMax™ engine has several capabilities allowing it to operate on fuels such as gasoline, natural gas, hydrogen, propane, and diesel.

In essence, REGI U.S.’s goal is to license RadMax technology and/or participate in joint ventures (JVs) to manufacture RadMax products for specific applications. Market segments that could benefit from RadMax technology include (but are not limited to) transportation, aerospace, air conditioning and refrigeration, oil and gas production and distribution, power generation, marine, and military markets.

Last month, The Board of Directors, REGI U.S. and its wholly owned subsidiary, RadMax Technologies announced continued progress in the development of the RadMax prototype, proof-of-concept gas expander with integrated electricity generation capability. Three iterations of the expander design have developed during the past several months resulting from continual materials, sealing methods and individual component testing.

Design improvements include low friction vane and rotating seal designs that outperformed expectations. The Company stated that encouraging results from testing have led to the filing of three new provisional patents with a number of others still undergoing consideration.

REGI U.S., Inc. (RGUS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1005, up 20.36%, on 8,250 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 34,357 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.30.

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Medovex Corporation (MDVX)

StockTwits reported on Medovex Corporation (MDVX), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Medovex Corporation is the developer of the DenerveX® System. This is a new and novel device designed for enduring relief of Facet Joint Syndrome (FJS) related to chronic back pain, a non-addictive, non-opioid drug alternative capable of restoring a patient to a more normal and active lifestyle. The Company established to acquire and develop a diversified portfolio of potentially pioneering medical technology products. OTCQB-listed, Medovex is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Facet Joint Syndrome (FJS) is also known as spinal osteoarthritis, spinal arthritis, or facet joint osteoarthritis. FJS is a significant health and economic problem in the U.S. and other countries in the EU and Rest of World affecting millions annually. Present treatment options are generally temporary. There is no proven long-lasting option for FJS.

The healthcare executives at Medovex have a proven record of accomplishment of building successful medical device and biotechnology companies. The Company’s DenerveX System is CE Marked in Europe. In addition, it is commercially available in Europe and certain other worldwide markets.

The DenerveX System is a highly differentiated technology. It denervates and removes capsular tissue from the Facet Joint in one single procedure. Treatment results from the combined effect of a deburring or polishing action and RF ablation treatment on the Facet Joint.

Employing this new technique, the slowly rotating burr removes the targeted facet joint synovial membrane and joint surface. This is while the heat ablation destroys tissue and denudes any residual nervous and synovial membrane overlying the joint, removing the end point sensory tissue of the joint.

In November, Medovex announced that it submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its DenerveX System targeting pain associated with the Facet Joint. The submission of the IDE marks a significant milestone for the Company.

This past September, Medovex announced that it launched its DenerveX System Device in Spain with leading distributor Prim SA. In October, Medovex announced that it launched its DenerveX System Device in Switzerland with distributor Spine Surgical. Switzerland is one of the most important locations for the worldwide medical technology industry.

Through combining first-class research facilities and highly-developed healthcare systems, Switzerland presents itself as a very attractive location for research, development and production for the medical technology sector.

The DenerveX System consists of the DenerveX Kit, which contains the DenerveX Device, a single use medical device and the DenerveX Pro-40 Power Generator. The DenerveX system is not yet FDA cleared.

Medovex Corporation (MDVX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.455, up 1.11%, on 22,353 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 14,643 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.36/$1.53.

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Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC)

OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, Investing.com, Stockhouse, and Stockwatch reported on Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Capstone Companies, Inc. is a designer of innovative LED lighting solutions including power failure lighting. These are for consumers and institutions. Capstone sells its products under the Capstone Lighting and Hoover® HOME LED brands. Capstone Companies is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

Capstone Companies executed a strategy in 2012 to further nourish its product development efforts. The Company made an investment in AC Kinetics, Inc., to confidentially explore and develop certain unique concepts Capstone conceived. Capstone plans to maximize its proprietary technologies through select licensing arrangements.

Capstone Companies’ business strategy is to use its low-cost manufacturing base to provide high-quality consumer products to its customers at a reasonable price, using primarily direct import distribution. Capstone Companies secured the N.A. trademark license for the Hoover® brand for LED lighting products in 2015.

Capstone is a top designer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty LED lighting solutions. It is also an innovator of other specialty consumer products distributed in numerous countries. These include Australia, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, North America, South America, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom (UK).

The Company has a selection of product solutions that address consumers’ power failure requirements with a strong, identifiable brand presence. In 2008, Capstone developed and launched its first power failure product, the 6 LED Eco-i-lite Multi-Function LED light. The Company has expanded its product portfolio addressing the necessity for improved safety and security product applications for consumers’ daily life.

Capstone develops, manufactures, and sells a broad variety of stylish, innovative, and user-friendly LED lighting products. These include bath vanity lights, multi-task lights, patented power failure light bulbs, portable accent lighting, and power failure multi-function handheld lights. Products also include power failure plug-in decorative lighting, multi-function nightlights, outdoor LED fixtures, under cabinet lighting, and wireless motion sensor lights.

Last week, Capstone Companies reported its financial results for Q4 and Full Year 2017.  Regarding Full Year 2017 highlights, Total Revenue rose 20 percent to $36.8 million from $30.6 million in 2016.

Gross Profit increased 20 percent to $8.8 million from $7.4 million in 2016. Its Operating Income remained consistent at $3.2 million. Provision for Income Tax rose to $1.03 million from $0.3 million in 2016.

Capstone’s Net Income was $2.08 million from $2.82 million in 2016, because of the tax provision increase. The Company’s Year-end Cash balance increased $2.0 million.

Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.43, up 2.38%, on 51,725 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 32,971 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.40/$0.735.

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Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (AMBS)

Streetwise Reports, InvestorsHub, Stockopedia, Nasdaq.com, Stockhouse, 4-Traders, Zacks and Insider Financial reported on Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (AMBS), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. is JLABS-alumnus biotechnology holding company. It is developing first-in-class orphan neurologic, regenerative medicine and ophthalmic therapies by way of its subsidiaries. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include Elto Pharma, Inc; Cutanogen Corporation, and MANF Therapeutics.

In addition, Amarantus Bioscience Holdings owns roughly 79.25 million shares of Avant Diagnostics, Inc. (AVDX) through the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Amarantus Diagnostics, Inc. which took place in May of 2016. Established in 2008, Amarantus Bioscience Holdings has its headquarters in New York, New York.

The Company is concentrating on developing therapeutic products with the potential for orphan drug designation in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology and regenerative medicine, and diagnostics in neurology. Its lead therapeutic program is eltoprazine. This is a Phase 2b-ready small molecule indicated for the treatment of Levodopa-induced dyskinesia, which is one of the most difficult problems facing patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Eltoprazine is also undergoing evaluation for the treatment of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s aggression. Elto Pharma has development rights to eltoprazine.

The Company’s diagnostics division is Amarantus Diagnostics. Its lead diagnostic product is LymPro Test®. This is a blood based assay to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. LymPro Test® is approved for investigational use only to be used in biotechnology and pharmaceutical clinical trials.

Additionally, Amarantus Diagnostics is developing MSPrecise®. This is a proprietary, next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) assay for the identification of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) at first clinical presentation.

Furthermore, Amarantus Bioscience Holdings acquired the rights to the Engineered Skin Substitute program. This is a regenerative medicine-based approach for treating severe burns with full-thickness autologous skin grown in tissue culture, which is being pursued by subsidiary Cutanogen Corporation.

Amarantus’ subsidiary MANF Therapeutics owns key intellectual property (IP) rights and licenses from several prominent universities related to the development of the therapeutic protein called mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF). MANF Therapeutics is developing MANF-based products as treatments for brain and ophthalmic disorders.

MANF was discovered by Amarantus Bioscience’s Chief Scientific Officer John Commissiong, PhD.  Dr. Commissiong discovered MANF from Amarantus' proprietary discovery engine PhenoGuard.

Last month, Company subsidiary Elto Pharma announced that it received a notice of allowance from the Australian Patent Office for a patent application entitled "Treatment of Motor and Movement Disorder Side Effects Associated With Parkinson's Disease Treatments" that protects use of Eltoprazine for the treatment of PD-LID. This includes the use of Eltoprazine in combination with other relevant Parkinson's therapeutics.

Upon issuance, the allowed patent will extend exclusivity for the use of Eltoprazine in Australia for the treatment of PD-LID into 2032. Eltoprazine received orphan drug designation from the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for PD-LID in February of 2016.

Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (AMBS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.05, up 2.17%, on 449,234 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 419,966 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.2085.

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Geospatial Corp. (GSPH)

Penny Sleuth, HotStockChat, SmallCapVoice, and The Street reported previously on Geospatial Corp. (GSPH), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Geospatial Corp. is a foremost innovator of asset management/analytics/mapping software and 3D mapping technologies. The Company uses integrated technologies to ascertain the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits, and other underground infrastructure data. This allows it to create accurate three-dimensional (3D) digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. Geospatial has its headquarters in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

The Company provides integrated data acquisition technologies. These technologies accurately locate and map underground and aboveground infrastructure assets, including pipelines and surface features, via its GeoUnderground Cloud-Based Portal. The design of GeoUnderground is around the Google Maps API.

GeoUnderground is the Company’s cloud-based Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. It provides clients with a total solution to their underground and aboveground asset management requirements.

Geospatial uses a collection of data acquisition tools and the Company cost-effectively maps most pipelines to an accuracy of less than 10 cm (3.9 inches). Its technologies map HDPE – PVC or metallic underground pipes and conduits from 1-inch diameter and greater to depths of 50 feet (15 m). Geospatial manages the critical infrastructure data on GeoUnderground.

GeoUnderground is a strong Cloud-Based GIS database. This database permits users to view and use this 3D pipeline mapping information securely from any desktop or mobile device.

Geospatial has been approved as a vendor for IGAPP, which is run by Engility Holdings, Inc. in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA's) mission. NGA is a combat support agency under the U.S. Department of Defense and an intelligence agency of the United States Intelligence Community. Its principal mission is collecting, analyzing, as well as distributing geospatial intelligence in support of national security.

Geospatial has new Quality Assurance (QA) and Installed Locational Integrity Management (ILIM) programs for underground pipelines. It provides complete QA programs and ILIM programs for underground pipelines and conduits installed through Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) methods irrespective of depth, material, or soil conditions. The service addresses the need for accurate 3D mapping of critical pipeline segments that surpasses regulatory requirements and supports integrity and reliability demands.

This past January, Geospatial announced that it will be integrating Blockchain technology with GeoUnderground. This will provide a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance, and track asset maintenance. Blockchain technology is the software behind Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency.

Geospatial Corp. (GSPH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0206, down 16.94%, on 510,075 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 215,994 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0172/$0.055.

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Sector 5, Inc. (SFIV)

OTC Markets, 4-Traders, The Street, YCharts, Marketwired, TradingView, and Capital Cube reported on Sector 5, Inc. (SFIV), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sector 5, Inc. sells, manufactures, and develops new ground-breaking consumer electronics under Sector 5® and other brands. Fundamentally, the Company creates, manufactures, and sells Sector 5 branded electronics using Chrome, Android & Windows Operating Systems, centered on the educational & consumer electronics markets. Sector 5 has its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Company, through its partnership with Google, is offering Chromebook eco-system products for educational organizations, through different B2B (Business-to-Business) and B2C (Business-to-Consumer) sales channels and through Amazon.

Sector 5’s emphasis is on providing e-learning products. The Company has developed new products integrating a seamless wireless charging experience serving the educational, business, and retail markets through easier bulk charging involving charging carts with built-in wireless transmitters.

Sector 5's distribution strategy focuses on its competitive advantages in the B2B, retail, e-commerce, K-12 & Higher Education markets. Sector 5’s education partnerships help it develop enrichment programs that enhance distribution of Sector 5 learning devices. The Company provides user-friendly electronics to engage students anytime, anywhere.

In December 2016, Sector 5 announced the addition of its new E2 Chromebook, an HD convertible Chromebook with a touchscreen (1366 x 768 pixels), the Intel Braswell N3060 Processor, as well as a tilting hinge to allow use in tablet and tent mode.

This newest Chromebook is equipped to serve well in schools, colleges, B2B, and more. The development of the E2 was to have a long-lasting battery for 10 hours of use on a single charge.

Sector 5 has its latest education product – the E2 Touchscreen. Moreover, it has its 65" 4K DLED UHD TV, which is an Ultra Slim TV. The Company’s vision is to enable every K-12 child with an internet enabled Chromebook learning device. This encourages self growth and aids in eliminating poverty levels due to the lack of educational tools.

Recently, Sector 5 announced Mr. Erick Kuvshinikov as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kuvshinikov is an international entrepreneur and business leader. He brings greater than 22 years of manufacturing and Information Technology (IT) management and marketing experience to Sector 5. The new Executive appointment is effective immediately.

Sector 5 has been successful is selling its Chromebooks using Amazon Prime. The Company has also successfully sold to more than 500 educational institutes throughout the nation and some international companies.

Sector 5, Inc. (SFIV), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.30, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 6,163 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.17/$2.35.

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Viscount Mining Corp. (VLMGF)

MarketWatch reported on Viscount Mining Corp. (VLMGF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Viscount Mining Corp. is a project generator building a portfolio of premier exploration properties in friendly mining jurisdictions in the U.S. The Company’s projects include Cherry Creek (Nevada – 100 percent owned) and Silver Cliff (Colorado). Cherry Creek is its flagship property. Viscount Mining is headquartered in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Viscount Mining’s flagship property is centered on exploratory mining operations in the immediate vicinity of a region generally known as the Cherry Creek Project, roughly 30 miles north of the town of Ely, in White Pine County, Nevada. At present, the Cherry Creek property comprises greater than 400 unpatented and patented claims and also mill rights, and consists of more than 8,000 acres.

In addition, the Company’s Silver Cliff property is within the historic Hardscrabble Silver District. It consists of 96 lode claims where high grade silver, gold, and base metal production came from manifold mines during the period 1878 to 1894. The Silver Cliff property is 44 miles WSW of Pueblo, Colorado. The Silver Cliff property consists of 2,029 acres.

In May 2017, Viscount Mining reported drill results for all holes twinned in 2016 on the Silver Cliff property in the Hardscrabble Silver District of Custer County, Colorado. The program, which started in mid-November 2016, met the Company’s primary goal of confirming the general validity of historical drill intersections of silver mineralization on one of the Silver Cliff deposits named the Kate Silver Resource (KSR).

Recently, Viscount Mining announced the first assay results from the Phase 2 HQ core drilling program at its Silver Cliff property in the Hardscrabble Silver District of Custer County, Colorado. The 2017 program began in mid-October.

This program has as its main goal the verification of historical drill results for current mineral resource estimation on one of the Silver Cliff deposits known as the above-mentioned KSR. A second goal is to test the potential for deeper silver mineralization. This release is reporting values from DDH P17002, the first of 10 holes.

This month, Viscount Mining announced that it completed 909 meters (2982 feet) of diamond drilling in 10 holes as part of continuing exploration work on the portion of its 821-hectare (2,029 acres) Silver Cliff property known as KSR. The drill core was logged and samples were sent for assay to ALS Laboratory in Reno, Nevada for sample preparation and then analysis at ALS Canada Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Viscount Mining Corp. (VLMGF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.2749, up 6.18%, on 187,800 volume with 15 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 63,119 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.17/$0.3211.

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AG&E Holdings, Inc. (AGNU)

MarketWatch, Zacks, The Business Journal, and Investors Hub reported previously on AG&E Holdings, Inc. (AGNU), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

AG&E Holdings, Inc. distributes, repairs, and services electronic components to the casino industry in the United States. The Company is one of the largest suppliers of gaming parts, used machines, and electronic components in the country. Its distribution chain reaches the Caribbean & Puerto Rico, Canada, and Eastern and Western Europe. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary is American Gaming & Electronics, Inc.

AG&E Holdings is headquartered in Hammonton, New Jersey. In addition, the Company is strategically located in Las Vegas, Florida, and Illinois. AG&E Holdings lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

The Company was previously known as Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation. It changed its name to AG&E Holdings, Inc. in October of 2014.

AG&E Holdings announced on December 1, 2016 that it completed the acquisition of Advanced Gaming Associates LLC (AGA). AG&E moved certain of its operations to better serve its customers.

This included moving its Las Vegas, Nevada facility and fulfillment center to a larger facility situated closer to major gaming equipment manufacturers. Moreover, it included moving its Florida office to Palm Beach, which is a more central location for its customers.

AG&E Holdings is an international distributor and manufacturer of color video monitors and other related distribution products for an assortment of markets. These include, but are not limited to, gaming machine manufacturers, casinos, coin-operated video game manufacturers, as well as other display integrators.

The Company’s American Gaming & Electronics (AGE) is a leading parts distributor to the gaming markets. It sells parts and services to more than 700 casinos in North America.

Furthermore, AGE sells refurbished gaming machines around the world. AGE also installs and services some brands of gaming machines in casinos in North America.

AGE provides repair service for all kinds of monitors and JCM bill validators, and sells a complete range of products. Products that the Company carries include JCM bill validators, Wells-Gardner monitors and LCDs, Coin Mechanism coin acceptors, and replacement parts for these products, among other products. AGE buys, refurbishes, and markets used gaming machines out of the New Jersey facility.

AG&E Holdings, Inc. (AGNU), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.13, even for the day, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 6,853 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1054/$0.3449.

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Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. (ECORF)

InvestorIntel, Stockhouse, and 4-Traders reported earlier on Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. (ECORF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has been designed to become a vertically integrated (from mine to product) graphite & graphene company that mines, processes, refines graphite, and produces the graphene and end user graphene applications. It has developed an innovative, low cost-effective process to make high quality graphite and graphene that are commercially scalable. OTCQB-listed, Elcora Advanced Materials is headquartered in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

Elcora is targeting high-end graphite applications (Li-ion batteries, graphene production & coating). The Company acquired the full operational control and a 40 percent equity interest in Sakura Graphite (PVT) Limited, operators of the Ragedara mine in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka graphite is very high quality with numerous unique properties. This graphite is suitable for use in many high-end graphite applications.

Elcora developed its own inventive graphite refining process. This process does not necessitate the use of acids or alkaline systems. Environmentally friendly, the process yields higher quality graphite, which has not been oxidized and will withstand high temperatures.

The Company has secured high-grade graphite and graphene precursor graphite from its interest in the operation of the Ragedara mine in Sri Lanka. This mine is already in production. The mine presently yields approximately 500 tonnes annually.

Elcora is building a state-of-the-art Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery research and development laboratory in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This lab will focus on quality control and developing the Company’s graphite anode powder for Li-ion batteries.

Elcora announced this past November that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Lockheed Martin Canada. This represents Lockheed Martin's first battery technology investment in Canada.

This strategic partnership supports the growing energy demand for Lithium-Ion battery storage solutions applied to commercial, industrial, utility, and military applications. The MOU formally creates a working relationship and guidelines to support/identify opportunities within Lockheed Martin business units; including Lockheed’s energy division to help in maximizing and realizing sales goals.

In December 2017, Elcora Advanced Materials announced the development of graphene infused Lithium-ion batteries for fast charge applications. At present, li-ion battery technology is restricted by recharging time. The Company plans on addressing this via the application of graphene properties. Elcora has expertise in graphene and Lithium-ion battery technology. It is now working with strategic partners in the development of applications.

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. (ECORF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.285, down 0.04%, on 23,600 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 11,571 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.117/$0.439.

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Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (GLDFF)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, Silicon Investor, Marketwired, InvestorX, and Daily Marijuana Observer reported on Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (GLDFF), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in 2014, Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. is one of the largest cannabis oil and solution providers in North America. In addition, the Company is a leading cannabis company in the State of Oregon. Golden Leaf has expertise in extracting, refining, marketing, and also selling cannabis oil. The Company has its corporate office in Toronto, Ontario. Golden Leaf Holdings’ shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

The Company is a foremost cannabis products company built around recognized brands. Golden Leaf has operations in manifold jurisdictions including Oregon, Nevada and Canada. It cultivates, extracts, and manufactures and distributes its products via its branded Chalice Farms retail dispensaries, and also through third party dispensaries.

Golden Leaf’s brands include Golden, Proper, Left Coast Connection, and Chalice Farms. Since opening in 2014, Chalice Farms has served the greater Portland, Oregon community with its chain of dispensaries selling its line of 12 premium edibles.

In January of this year, Golden Leaf Holdings announced that its subsidiary, Medical Marijuana Group (MMG), earlier received its first shipment of genetics at its St. Thomas, Ontario facility. This marks the production facility’s transition to a functioning and plant-growing unit.

MMG has simultaneous applications for oil extraction and wholesale licenses submitted to Health Canada. MMG expects to receive its sales license by May of this year. MMG's genetic portfolio includes a strain that holds the highest CBD concentrations in Canada.

In March, Golden Leaf announced the availability of a new edible product line of cannabis infused fruit chews, which the Company says includes restorative ingredients that inspire wellbeing. Golden is a Portland-based oils and extracts brand within the Golden Leaf portfolio.

The new fruit chews line will offer four new flavors for consumers. The fruit chews feature a combination of premium cannabis oil, real fruit, as well as restorative ingredients. At their launch, these products will be sold and distributed by Golden Leaf’s Oregon wholesale entity and also in Chalice Farms dispensaries in Oregon.

Last week, Golden Leaf Holdings announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with BlackShire Capital Corp., a Canadian Private Equity firm centered on the cannabis sector, to launch the Chalice Farms franchise model. This would be one of the first franchising deals of its type in the cannabis arena.

Currently, Golden Leaf is working with BlackShire Capital to complete the franchising documentation required to launch its cannabis retail franchising opportunity under the “Chalice Farms” brand in the United States, Canada and global markets.

Mr. William Simpson, Golden Leaf Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer, said,  “Franchising Chalice Farms represents an attractive vehicle to execute on our growth strategy of replicating the Chalice Farms operating model in new territories, which we plan to begin in Canada where and when permitted, and which we envision extending to additional permitted U.S. markets, beyond our current Portland, Oregon footprint.  In our view, Golden Leaf remains uniquely positioned to expand its retail brand-focused model and to build sustainable, long-term shareholder value.”

Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (GLDFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1863, up 0.73%, on 1,544,281 volume with 214 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 626,854 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.12/$0.5805.

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The QualityStocks Company Corner

Victory Square Technologies Inc. (CSE: VST) (OTC: VSQTF) (FRANKFURT: 6F6) (WKN: A2AKL8)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Victory Square Technologies Inc. (VSQTF).

NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Victory Square Technologies, Inc. (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FRANKFURT: 6F6) (WKN: A2AKL8), a client of NNW and venture builder that creates, funds and empowers entrepreneurs predominantly focused on blockchain technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, personalized health, gaming and film. To view the full publication, titled “This Could Be the Year Virtual Reality Conquers the Tech World,” visit: http://nnw.fm/mc9VQ

Victory Square Technologies Inc. (VSQTF) is a venture builder that creates, funds and empowers entrepreneurs working in the fields of blockchain technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, personalized health, gaming and film. As a technology incubator, Victory Square invests in game-changing entrepreneurs who are provided access to education programs, global mentorship networks, distribution partners, creative workspaces, resources, and other forms of operational support to help them scale internationally.

Victory Square has made multiple early partnerships and investments in the blockchain space. Approximately three years ago the company incubated and invested in BTL Group, which is now a $150 million dollar TSX-listed company offering blockchain solutions across multiple industries with particular focus on the finance, energy and gaming sectors. BTL’s showcase product – Interbit – is a blockchain platform that facilitates the rapid development of business applications that dramatically improve efficiency. Some of the world’s largest institutions are using Interbit to explore new opportunities on private blockchains.

A new social sports betting platform to be developed by Victory Square’s wholly owned subsidiary, FansUnite Media Inc. As a social sports data platform, FansUnite relies on robust data to allow members of its community to engage with like-minded individuals by collaborating, discussing, and predicting the winners of sporting events with a free virtual currency. The integration of blockchain technology into FansUnite’s social sports data platform could also lead to blockchain initiatives developed by other divisions and subsidiaries of Victory Square.

Integral to the FansUnite platform is the introduction of FAN Tokens, an in-game currency purchased with the cryptocurrency Ethereum that token holders can use to place wagers. FansUnite members will be able to earn FAN Tokens through participation in any number of networking effects identified in the company’s Bounty program.

“Blockchain technology and the inherent security it provides will enable us to push every envelope we can to build the most dynamic and responsive social sports betting platform,” said Darius Eghdami, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FansUnite. “The opportunity to secure data through Blockchain certainly appeals to the accountant in me and we are confident it will become the gold standard among sports betting sites around the world.”

Company subsidiary Victory Square Health Inc., which serves as the venture arm dedicated to companies focused on the development of solutions in personalized health technologies, has also invested in Personalized Biomarkers Inc. (PBI). PBI develops test kits that reliably predict the expected response to a number of therapies prior to prescription, with an initial focus on diabetes. Within this field, five potential biomarkers have been identified, allowing PBI to enter a $4 billion market opportunity.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Personalized Biomarkers as they have correctly identified a massive market opportunity, and have formed an exceptional team of industry leaders,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, Chief Executive Officer of Victory Square. “This is another investment that is fully aligned with our newly created subsidiary, and one we expect to significantly impact the landscape of personalized medicine.”

A partnership with Insight Diagnostics Inc., also through Victory Square Health, will focus on the development of a personalized diagnostic solution for the improved management and prevention of Type II diabetes.

The company’s investment in V2 Games, a development and publishing studio of high-quality mobile games, is another example of incubating great ideas. V2 Games is well known for its successful launch of PAC-MAN Bounce and Beast Brawlers, two of the company’s releases that are capturing the gaming world by the millions of downloads.

In a move designed to strengthen its presence in film and entertainment, Victory Square has acquired a 40 percent equity stake in United Film Fund II, LLC, which is producing three major motion pictures in 2017 and 2018 including “What They Had,” starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank.

“This kind of investment in entertainment and film represents a major plank for our Company going forward and we consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire this 40% stake in the Film Fund,” said Tejani, who has launched more than 40 startups in 21 countries that employ hundreds of people and generate more than $100 million in annual revenues. “We believe it’s another strong initiative in film production for us and our stakeholders,” he added.

Victory Square has strategically positioned itself in the legal cannabis industry through an investment in Tantalus Labs, a Canadian-based cannabis cultivation company. Tantalus Labs optimizes plant health and sustainable cultivation by using a unique, environmentally controlled greenhouse engineered specifically for growing cannabis. Called a “SunLab,” the greenhouse takes 90 percent less electricity, uses filtered rainwater, and cools the growing environment to prevent stagnant moisture, recycling the air every 7 minutes to achieve maximum airflow.

Victory Square and its leadership team have seamlessly transitioned from its former identity as Fantasy 6 Sports Inc, a company focused solely on fantasy sports, mobile gaming and immersive sports, to a strategic technology company that creates, funds and successfully executes leading-edge ideas. A long-time technology entrepreneur and advocate of the industry, Tejani received the Person-of-the-Year Award at the 2017 Technology Impact Awards in British Columbia, a hallmark award category that recognizes betterment of the tech industry through leadership and philanthropic or enterprise skills and talents. Tejani has pledged to match up to $1 million in donated funds to be shared by a number of Canadian endeavors aimed at education and child-safe projects.

“These are exciting and important steps in the evolution and growth of our Company, and which properly and fully align with our strategic plan focusing on our core competencies in Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Personalized Health, Film and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality,” said Tejani. “We’re spurred on by the success we have had in building on our original forays into fantasy sports, mobile gaming and immersive sports. In addition, we are energized by our most recent initiatives in sports, personalized health and entertainment and the confidence being shown by our shareholders in the dynamic direction of the Company.”

Victory Square Technologies and its management team believe innovation, incubation of excellent ideas and social responsibility are at the core of its growing success.

Victory Square Technologies Inc. (VSQTF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.44, up 6.67%, on 9,032 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 44,331 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.298/$3.32.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX).

ChineseInvestors.com Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), the premier financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors, announces that will be presenting at this year's MicroCap Conference on April 9th and 10th in New York City.

Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.

Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.

At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.

CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.

The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.

Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world’s first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.

In conjunction, CIIX’s cannabis-focused “Yelp”-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.55, up 6.90%, on 55,063 volume with 29 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 72,321 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.40/$1.58.

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Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PVOTF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PVOTF).

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: PVOT / OTCQB: PVOTF / FRA: NPAT) ("Pivot" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a corporate update on the advancements of its industry leading bio-cannabis product pipeline. As previously announced, a 1% CBD Oral Micelle Solution developed in Germany is ready-to-market and development of two topical creams using the Company's patented formulation and delivery systems is now complete.

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: PVOTF), based in Vancouver, Canada, is an emerging biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals that provide novel treatments for unmet healthcare needs. Pivot’s recent acquisition of BiPhasix ™ Transdermal Drug Delivery technology for the delivery of cannabinoids (CBD) to patients provides the answer for an age-old problem associated with cannabinoid-based therapies: the lack of a robust smoke-less delivery mechanism.

Research into the bioavailability of cannabinoid-based therapeutics shows that rates of absorption vary greatly between smoking cannabis to an orally-consumed product, with a difference noted even between individuals. Cannabinoids are degraded in the stomach and smoking may not appeal to patients for health or lifestyle reasons. Topical delivery, while a better alternative, has suffered from weak formulation issues. Transdermal cannabinoid delivery, on the other hand, could provide a better alternative route since it reduces side effects and bypasses other absorption issues. In addition, transdermal delivery provides the benefit of enabling patients to access a steady stream of medication over a prolonged period with fewer side effects.

Pivot Pharmaceutical’s newly created subsidiary, Pivot Green Stream Health Solutions Inc. (“Pivot Green Stream”), will focus on improving the bioavailability of cannabinoid-based and pharmaceuticals. BiPhasix™ has been tested in FDA and EMA approved human clinical trials, which have shown the delivery system enhances the bioavailability of many drugs and improves clinical outcomes. Pivot Green Stream is tasked with developing several natural health products containing cannabinoids (CBD) that can receive a Health Canada Natural Health Product (NHP) designation. This marketing method ensures a shorter development cycle and faster revenue generation opportunities.

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc., which has positioned itself as a growing and crucial vertical in the cannabis industry, represents a compelling opportunity in the biotechnology field. The company’s plans include working with Licensed Producers (LP) and Licensed Dealers (LD) to bring newer therapies to patients. The company has also applied to list on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE).

The global medical marijuana market is expected to reach a value of $55.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing number of states and countries gaining approval for using cannabis in therapeutic applications is expected to continue driving the market forward.

Pivot Pharmaceuticals has assembled a highly experienced management team, bringing together a wealth of clinical, commercial, product development and financial experience. Among the many healthcare targets in Pivot’s pipeline are cancer supportive care, pain and inflammation, women’s sexual dysfunction, dermatology and eye disease.

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PVOTF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.6589, up 2.95%, on 117,178 volume with 109 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 78,426 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.047/$2.46.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH).

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CSRH), through wholly owned subsidiary 359 Mobile, Inc., has announced plans to release its first sports-oriented global predictive analytics mobile product for all Android and iOS devices (http://nnw.fm/4XfG3).

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) is a software development and mobile solutions company focused on the delivery of digital offerings to mobile devices. The company provides mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions and products through a mix of direct offerings, partnerships, license agreements and joint venture arrangements. A multi-year transition from a transaction management company focused on transaction processing solutions and products for the payment processing and financial transaction markets to multiple business verticals deepens the company’s commitment to deliver innovating solutions to end users who are using smart handset devices in radical new ways.

Consorteum Holdings, utilizing its Universal Mobile Interface™ (“UMI”) solution, offers opportunities in numerous markets with its capacity to support fully regulated, regionally compliant financial and social transactions via web and mobile. The company’s UMI technology has the capacity to provide solutions in FinTech, data analytics, secure payment processing, compliance lead transaction management and various digital social event sectors. The UMI platform allows cross operating system development to support all mobile devices while addressing the complex and highly regulated needs of the mobile FinTech industry.

Led by the development team at Consorteum’s wholly owned subsidiary 359 Mobile Inc., the Company has created an end-to-end FinTech solution utilizing the company’s UMI technology platform. Current mobile application and transaction solutions are plagued by poor experiences. Because UMI’s technology platform is designed to work across innovative payment, experience and product solutions, 359 Mobile believes there are both direct and partnership opportunities for the 359 Mobile UMI solution.

Consorteum’s primary sales and marketing strategy is focused on enabling and delivering solutions to the global mobile FinTech market with an emphasis initially on mobile gaming. The trend towards increased mobile gambling supports the need for a mobile platform such as the UMI to meet existing and new compliance regulations for the online gambling industry. The online gambling market is projected to double to nearly $1 trillion by 2021, according to a study by Juniper Research, with the majority of growth in this sector attributed to mobile devices. Consorteum’s management team believes there are fresh opportunities in this sector such as Mobile Marketing Services providing one-to-one marketing experiences for consumers; offering real-time services to Mobile Sports Book operators; and providing fixed odds betting solutions as well as social-based transactional solutions.

Consorteum’s management team includes Chairman and CEO Craig A. Fielding, a co-founder of the company with extensive experience in technology, programming and large system building; and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Shuster, who has over 25 years of business experience in sales, engineering, operations and marketing for the telecommunications industry. They are joined by John Osborne, SVP of Technology of ThreeFiftyNine Inc., an innovator in embedded systems hardware and software design; Patrick Doran, SVP of business development and marketing with over 30 years of diversified experience in major corporations as well as early stage companies; and Glenn Charlesworth, VP of Accounting, a seasoned executive with a solid track record in financial reporting, strategic planning, general management and operations, finance, start-up situations, and cash flow challenged operations.

Consorteum Holdings is committed to bridging the mobile divide by providing mobile connectivity, secure transactional processing and social connectivity solutions for both cloud and hosted based offerings in multiple business sectors.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.001, even for the day, on 3,519,999 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 5,363,344 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0005/$0.0085.

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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)

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

Cannabis-focused financial services company Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG) this morning said that its banking and financial processing system is currently available to state-licensed marijuana establishments that can sign up via its website. To view the full press release, visit: http://cnw.fm/X5COt.

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 Wednesday's trading session at $0.02675, off by 4.46%, on 571,728 volume with 46 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 422,873 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0161/$0.12.

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Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE)

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

Payment solutions company Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE), through its SecurCapital Corp. supply chain finance subsidiary, this morning announced that SecurCapital CEO Stephen Russell and President Bill Rochfort have joined the advisory board of BrickEX, serving as advisors to the ICO founding team. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/XOc23.

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 Tuesday's trading session at $0.0137, off by 6.36%, on 5,992,366 volume with 158 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 10,958,619 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0123/$0.16.

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Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF).

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) announced in early January 2018 that it had received two patents from the U.S. Patent Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for its oil sands extraction process. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/X1yFe. Also today, it was announced that newly appointed CEO David Sealock plans to share a corporate overview of the company’s patented, environmentally friendly oil extraction technologies and its commitment to blockchain technology during the Microcap Conference on April 9 at the Essex House in New York City.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) is a Canadian-registered, publicly traded company engaged in the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the environmentally safe extraction of heavy oils from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. The company is focused on oil and gas exploration and production on mineral leases it owns in Texas with Accord GR Energy Inc. and in expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility in Utah.

Petroteq Energy is also participating in a blockchain initiative aimed at solving the global transaction needs of the oil and gas industry through the development of PetroBLOQ, the Company’s collaboration formed with First Bitcoin Capital Corp. (OTC: BITCF). PetroBLOQ’s novel blockchain-based oil and gas supply chain management platform is currently being co-developed by the two companies.

PetroBLOQ recently joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (“EEA”), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Membership with the 200-member EEA represents a wide variety of industries and offers 14 industry-focused, member-driven working groups.

“Joining this community of forward-looking enterprises and blockchain innovators is an important step for PetroBLOQ as we develop transformative solutions for the oil and gas industry,” said Petroteq Energy CEO Alex Blyumkin.

In addition, Petroteq has joined the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, promoting safety across the industry globally and influencing public policy in support of a strong, viable oil and natural gas industry. “API has led the development of operating standards for our industry, and we look forward to contributing our experience with oilfield technologies in addition to introducing our PetroBLOQ platform to its members throughout the supply chain,” Blyumkin previously stated.

Petroteq Energy’s patent-pending application is a closed-loop, solvent-based process, which results in significantly lower per-barrel production costs than those incurred with traditional hot water-based oil sands extraction technologies. This green technology utilizes a small, modular footprint, produces no greenhouse gases, requires no high temperatures, leaves only clean dry sand, and could be deployed to unlock heavy oil deposits located around the world.

The Company’s Asphalt Ridge mineral lease on 3,000-plus acres in northeastern Utah features a large contingent oil sands resource base with an estimated 87 million barrels of oil equivalent. In 2015, the company produced 10,000 barrels of oil from the Utah location and plans to increase production are underway. Utah holds over 32 billion barrels of undeveloped oil sands resources, which are also known as “oil-wet” deposits containing a mixture of sand and a dense, extremely viscous form of petroleum referred to as bitumen or tar. A recent upswing in developing domestic energy sources has intensified interest in technological advances such as Petroteq’s Liquid Extraction System.

The company’s Texas location includes an ownership interest (46%) in 7,000 acres under mineral leases with Accord, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company that focuses on the development and recovery of heavy oil reserves and deposits. Two enhanced, licensed oil recovery technologies designed to increase oil recovery from more than 80 shallow oil wells on the property are expected to substantially improve the recovery rates of heavy oil deposits in this area. In both the Utah oil sands and traditional oil patch Texas project, the Company, its subsidiaries and Accord are using proprietary technologies, processes and methodologies to recover heavy oil, providing a distinct, strategic economic advantage for Petroteq Energy and its shareholders.

The Company continues to evaluate the development of other medium to heavy oil exploration, production and recovery projects on a global basis through a variety of structured agreements. These opportunities or other arrangements with private and governmental entities that utilize Petroteq Energy’s proprietary licensed technologies are expected to generate a significant return on investment.

The Company’s management team, board of directors and officers form an invaluable cross-section of industry leaders with extensive experience ranging from chemical engineering and solvent research, business development, international project management, entrepreneurial achievements, and senior management for global energy companies in North America and the Middle East. This impressive knowledge base covers both conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects and production, both in upstream and downstream industry sectors.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.86, off by 5.49%, on 160,438 volume with 223 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 135,580 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.015/$1.8892.

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First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight First Cobalt Corp. (FTSSF).

Cobalt exploration and development company First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF) this morning announced additional drill results from the Woods Extension Zone of Cobalt South in the Canadian Cobalt Camp. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/ee32A.

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF), with headquarters in Canada, is the largest land owner in the Cobalt Camp in Ontario with control of over 10,000 hectares (nearly 25,000 acres) of prospective land and 50 historic cobalt/silver mines. The company’s assets include a mill and the only permitted cobalt extraction refinery in North America capable of producing battery material, providing an integrated solution for cobalt projects. First Cobalt began drilling in the historic Cobalt Camp in 2017 and seeks to build shareholder value through new discovery and growth opportunities.

First Cobalt’s 2018 $C7 million drilling program, which includes testing different styles of mineralized areas throughout the Cobalt Camp in more than 10 past-producing mines known to contain cobalt, is a significant expansion over its 2017 exploration activities. The company received positive test drill results from the Bellellen mine location, with early results confirming the presence of high-grade cobalt and nickel, prompting First Cobalt to increase its drilling program at that site. A prospecting sampling program of existing muckpiles around the camp’s historic mines, trenches, pits and surrounding bedrock could provide an early production scenario.

First Cobalt Corp. is moving quickly to leverage its potential against an economic background that estimates global consumption for refined cobalt is set to grow at an average rate of approximately 5 percent per annum for the next 10 years. The electric vehicle market, in particular, is driving this sector since more than 50 percent of the world’s current production of cobalt is used in the manufacture of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The global lithium-ion battery market, as estimated by Zion Market Research, indicates the value at around USD $31 billion in 2016 and is expected to generate revenue of nearly USD $68 billion by end of 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of slightly above 17 percent.

First Cobalt is embracing innovation in the mining sector, utilizing a digital compilation of 100-plus years of mining and geological data spanning the historically prolific Cobalt Mining Camp’s lifespan. First Cobalt’s management team is also assessing the ability of artificial intelligence to accelerate the discovery cycle. As a member of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) and Metal Earth Project, First Cobalt conducts regional geophysical surveys for geological interpretation of structures controlling cobalt-silver mineralization.

The company’s clear pathway to production and cash flow generation includes being one of only four fully permitted cobalt extraction refineries in Canada with significant material and processing infrastructure on site. With the price of cobalt increasing significantly and its importance in the growing battery market underpinning a strong long-term demand forecast, First Cobalt Corp. and its mining interests are primed for success.

First Cobalt Corp. President and CEO Trent Mell, a mining executive and capital markets professional with extensive international transactional experience, is joined by a team of reputable and seasoned deal-makers, mine builders and mine operators with decades of global experience in exploration, business development, geoscience, engineering and finance.

First Cobalt Corp. (FTSSF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.72132, off by 5.09%, on 198,224 volume with 135 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 223,524 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3148/$1.3041.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

NetworkNewsWire (“NNW”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for business, today announces the audio version of SinglePoint, Inc.’s (OTCQB:SING) recent press release: “SinglePoint, Inc.'s (SING) LastMile Delivery Platform Will Enable SMBs and Cannabis Delivery Businesses to Effectively Manage Deliveries; Submits to Apple and Google Play.” To hear the SinglePoint AudioPressRelease (APR) version, visit: http://nnw.fm/YzF47. To read the original press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/7fLT3.

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 Wednesday's trading session at $0.0312, off by 8.24%, on 8,168,612 volume with 389 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,693,340 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0132/$0.415.

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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP).

CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announced publication of an article covering Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s (CSE:LXX) (LXX.CN) (CNSX:LXX) (OTCQB:LXRP) DehydraTECH™  which represents a breakthrough in cannabinoid drug delivery. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how LXRP developed and out-licenses its disruptive patented technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. To view the full publication, titled “Cannabis Biotech Booms,” visit: http://nnw.fm/08UAy.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including cannabinoids. Though boasting a wide range of health benefits, cannabinoids are traditionally poorly absorbed by the body’s gastrointestinal tract. To achieve higher effectiveness, consumers usually default to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering hemp oil ingredients – or through locally licensed partners, cannabis oil ingredients – through a patented process within food products.

The key differentiator between Lexaria’s products and others on the market is the company’s disruptive technology proven to enhance the absorption of orally ingested cannabinoids while improving the “unusual” taste of cannabinoids and allowing for lower overall dosing with higher efficacy. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise, and is in licensing discussions or has existing agreements with companies in Canada, the largest-market states in the USA, and internationally. Lexaria has also developed its own brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within lipids in popular foods. These brands include ViPova™, Lexaria Energy Foods, and TurboCBD™.

In 2015, Lexaria commissioned an independent, third-party lab to test its technology under carefully monitored in vitro conditions. Results showed that the company’s technological process and lipid formulation both improve intestinal absorption as much as 500%. Additional follow-up studies in human volunteers suggested that Lexaria’s processed, lipid-infused tea may be more effective in an actual gastrointestinal system than in an in vitro simulation with results indicating as much as a 1,000% increase in overall absorption.

Lexaria also has an R&D partnership with the Canadian government’s National Research Council. That R&D is expected to characterize molecular bond formation theorized to occur with Lexaria’s unique technology between the lipid delivery agents and the bioactive substances it processes and combines. Results from this R&D are expected to support accelerating B2B relationships – not just in the cannabis industry, but also to support new B2B business relationships in the fields of vitamins, NSAIDs, and nicotine delivery. All of these sectors expected to offer additional future growth potential.

Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong intellectual property portfolio that utilizes the most commonly used food processing techniques. As of 2017, the company’s patent portfolio includes 19 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world. The most recent patent applications expand Lexaria’s lipophilic food and beverage composition claims to include the processing of cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine in many of the world’s most commonly used food processing ingredients. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the USA and internationally in 2017 and 2018.

Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology (royalty) to third party partners, and has several deals signed and/or pending. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has raised more than $50 million in working capital for the companies he has led over the course of his career. He is supported by a team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods, and other relevant skillsets.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.81, off by 8.47%, on 397,757 volume with 348 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 278,528 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.27/$2.54.

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