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Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF)

Marketbeat, SmallCapVoice, The Bowser Report, and Wyatt Investment Research reported previously on Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Where Food Comes From, Inc. is a trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices. The Company supports greater than 10,000 farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, and distributors,  and restaurants with a broad array of value-added services by way of its IMI Global, International Certification Services, Validus Verification Services, and Sterling Solutions, A Bee Organic, and SureHarvest units. OTCQB-listed,  Where Food Comes From  is headquartered in Castle Rock, Colorado. 

The Company has a solutions portfolio. This portfolio covers beef, pork, poultry, lamb, dairy, eggs, and organic. Its solutions portfolio includes offerings ranging from source and age, non-hormone and humane handling to organic, non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) and gluten free.

The Where Food Comes From® retail and restaurant labelling program uses the verification of product attributes to connect consumers to the sources of the food they buy through product labelling and web-based information sharing and education. Utilizing QR code technology, consumers’ can  quickly access information pertaining to the producers behind their food.

Where Food Comes From’s  Validus Verification Services is a leader in independent certification of socially responsible production practices encompassing pork, poultry, and dairy products.  Validus Verification Services  is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.   
 
Where Food Comes From’s Sterling Solutions is a foremost provider of third-party verification services in the western U.S. Sterling Solutions serves large dairies, calf ranches, and cattle operations. It  has over 10 years of on-farm auditing experience. Sterling Solutions operates  as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Where Food Comes From.  
 
Where Food Comes From acquired a 60 percent  interest in privately held SureHarvest, Inc.  SureHarvest  is a top provider of agri-food sustainability solutions. SureHarvest provides a wide assortment of sustainability and farming MIS solutions, certification and compliance management, and a host of professional services.   
 
A Bee Organic is a USDA Accredited Certification Agency. A Bee Organic provides customers with National Organic Program (NOP) certifications for hydroponic, aquaponic, in-ground, and also wild crops. This includes avocados, blueberries, citrus and stone fruits, greens, and manzanita.

Recently, Where Food Comes From announced it was selected by Cargill as an auditing body for Cargill’s Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot program.  Cargill is a long-time customer for Where Food Comes From in the U.S. Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services globally.

Last week, Where Food Comes From announced it acquired privately held software maker Sow Organic, Inc., in a transaction valued at $900,000. This includes $450,000 in cash and $450,000 in Where Food Comes From common stock. Where Food Comes From’s SureHarvest subsidiary, which offers its own patented SaaS solution in the sustainability space, will supervise the integration of Sow Organic.

Mr. Jeff Dlott, SureHarvest Chief Executive officer, said, “We welcome Sow Organic to the team.  Our companies share tremendous synergies and a common vision for using technology to improve efficiencies for our customers.  We look forward to a smooth integration process and to collaborating on strategies to accelerate development of the organic market and introduce Sow’s SaaS solution to the broader verification and certification market.”

Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF), closed Monday's trading session at $2.10, down 2.33%, on 32,815 volume with 38 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 19,445 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.93/$3.50.

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Silver Bull Resources, Inc. (SVBL)

Street Insider, Wall Street Resources, Stockhouse, TopPennyStockMovers, RedChip, Streetwise Reports,  and Stock Stars reported earlier on Silver Bull Resources, Inc. (SVBL), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Silver Bull Resources, Inc. is a mineral exploration company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its flagship project is called "Sierra Mojada". This Project is 150 kilometers north of the city of Torreon in Coahuila, Mexico. The Project is highly prospective for silver and zinc. An exploration stage enterprise, Silver Bull Resources lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

The Sierra Mojada Project is 100 percent owned and operated by Silver Bull Resources. The Project is part of a huge land package comprising 40 mining concessions totaling 21,167 hectares (52,305 acres), situated in an historical high-grade silver, lead, zinc mining district discovered in 1879.   

The Sierra Mojada Project has an NI (National Instrument) 43-101 compliant measured and indicated Global resource of 58.7 million tonnes grading at 3.6 percent zinc and 50 g/t silver for 4.670 billion pounds of zinc and 90.8 million ounces of silver.

The chief mineralization zone found at Sierra Mojada extends greater than six kilometers in an East-West direction along the base of the Sierra Mojada Range parallel with the Sierra Mojada fault.  More than 54 historical mine shafts lie along this strike, mining to depths of over 200 meters. This area has not been mined with modern mining technology and processes.

Sierra Mojada has high-quality infrastructure. This infrastructure includes a railway to the site; a paved road; grid power,  and also five company-owned water wells. Sierra Mojada is an open pittable oxide deposit.

Silver Bull Resources announced in November of 2017 that it started an initial 3,000-meter exploration drill program using Major Drilling at the Sierra Mojada project in Coahuila.

Silver Bull Resources announced in January 2018 that it identified two new zones of high grade sulphide mineralization at its Sierra Mojada Project in Coahuila. The Company extended earlier inaccessible historical workings 350 meters to the west of recent drilling. It identified two new sulphide zones grading up to 30.7 percent Zinc, 606 g/t Silver, 17.6 percent Lead, and 0.55 percent Copper, at the Sierra Mojada Project.

In early May, Silver Bull Resources announced that it acquired a new mineral license in the Palomas Negros area. This prospect lies 9 kilometers to the northwest of the main deposit at Sierra Mojada. The mineral license obtained is a 68 hectare historical mineral license. It had been cancelled for many years by the Mexican mining authorities, and therefore had no official owner. However, it had not been released for staking until recently.

The license encompasses an area of historical mine workings that has been followed up by Silver Bull Resources with a channel sampling program targeting an historical 120 meter long by 25 meter wide showing continuous high grade mineralization at surface.

Silver Bull Resources, Inc. (SVBL), closed Monday's trading session at $0.132, down 2.58%, on 241,775 volume with 29 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 263,347 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0633/$0.234.

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PwrCor, Inc. (PWCO)

Amigo Bulls, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, Barchart, OTC Markets, and Stockopedia reported on PwrCor, Inc. (PWCO), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

PwrCor, Inc is a clean technology energy technology business. The Company is launching advanced and disruptive solutions for the Waste Heat to Energy, Geothermal, and Solar Thermal markets, as well as other applicable markets. Additionally, PwrCor  concentrates on energy infrastructure development projects and delivering cleantech energy solutions to commercial and not-for-profit customers.  PwrCor  is based in New York, New York.

Furthermore, PwrCor identifies, selects, and implements cost-effective and sustainable energy production technologies for its customers. It assists in varied ways to finance those improvements. The PwrCor™ engines employ proprietary technology that can cost effectively convert ultra-low-grade heat to usable mechanical or electrical energy.

PwrCor™ is scalable and modular. Also, it runs relatively silently, all within a small footprint. PwrCor™ uses no fossil fuels. It does not operate via combustion. It has no emissions, and does not process any working fluids that are flammable, harmful to the environment, or expensive to replace.

The Company’s proprietary technology can operate in the entire range of temperatures. However, the Company expects to quickly capture market share through expanding the market into lower temperature resources.

PwrCor has started a program with Consolidated Edison, Inc. to develop a pilot project founded on its proprietary PwrCor™ engine technology. This program is based on PwrCor’s advanced green waste-heat-to-power technology in an application that captures waste steam condensate and converts it to electricity prior to it being disposed of in the municipal sewer system. The structure of the program is to end in a Pilot Project installation of a PwrCor engine at a suitable Con Ed customer site.   
  
PwrCor announced in January 2018 that the manufacture, initial testing, and trial runs of its first engine were completed successfully. The engine is built to operate utilizing ultra-low-grade heat from a geothermal source.

This marks a major milestone to provide clean, “green” electrical power to the Surprise Valley Hot Springs Resort in Modoc County, California. The engine is the first of its kind that deploys PwrCor’s proprietary technology. The engine was designed and constructed at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

This month, PwrCor announced that it successfully launched its innovative heat conversion engine technology at Surprise Valley Hot Springs in Modoc County, California.  The Company stated that this represents an historic step for geothermal energy in California.

The State of California has enormous amounts of ultra-low-grade geothermal heat, which previously could not be economically used for the generation of electricity.  PwrCor’s technology has changed that, allowing the use of these resources for uninterrupted base-load power production.  The Modoc County Record titled this recent article covering the installation, “Historic Day for Geothermal Energy Power in State”.

PwrCor, Inc. (PWCO), closed Monday's trading session at $0.15, down 14.29%, on 23,576 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 29,490 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.51.

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NRG Metals, Inc. (NRGMF)

The Street, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, Barchart, and 4-Traders reported previously on NRG Metals, Inc. (NRGMF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NRG Metals, Inc. searches for brine-based lithium targets in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. The Company has positioned itself for fast growth in the brines of South America. NRG Metals is operating in miner-friendly jurisdictions with first-class infrastructure, targeting battery-grade lithium and other forms of metal. OTCQB-listed NRG Metals is based in Vancouver British Columbia.

The Company’s goal is to quickly enter the lithium market through developing technically uncomplicated, limited environmental footprint projects in Argentina. The Hombre Muerto North Project in Argentina is in an area of lithium production and development.

The Salar Escondido Project in Argentina is a drill ready, fully permitted, 29,000 hectare claim block. It represents an exploration opportunity to make a major new lithium discovery.

The Salar Escondido Project is in Catamarca Province, 40km south of Antofagasta de la Sierra. The Project area is strategically positioned within the Lithium Triangle, in close proximity to one of the largest known lithium deposits in Argentina, and within the Puna Region.

The area is an elevated plateau that lies on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. The area contains several highly mineralized salars. This includes the lithium producing salars Hombre Muerto.

The Company controls a dominant portion of the basin with 29,192 hectares under option. Surface sampling in fresh water zones returned anomalous Li values up to 50ppm and high carbonate values. Preliminary interpretation indicates four distinct zones.

NRG Metals’ emphasis is on identifying and establishing a project with the intent of producing an industrial grade lithium product. The Hombre Muerto North Project is a 3,297 Hectare claim package consisting of six concessions in Salta Province. Twenty surface samples collected in 2016-2017 range from 48 to 1,064 mg/L Li, averaging 587 mg/L Li, with seven samples over 800 mg/Li. The property package consists of the Alba Sabrina, Tramo, Natalia Maria, Gaston Enrique, Viamonte, and Norma Edit concessions.

This past October, NRG Metals announced in October of last year that it entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Chengdu Chemphys Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Chemphys) in Chengdu, China, regarding the further exploration and development of the Hombre Muerto North Lithium Project (HMNLP). Moreover, this LOI includes a Lithium Offtake Sales Agreement and various other terms.

Subsequently, NRG Metals completed various agreements to give effect to its strategic alliance with Chemphys. This is to advance the exploration and development of the Company's Hombre Muerto North Lithium Project (HMNLP). Chemphys specializes in the production of high purity (99.99 percent) Lithium Carbonate and battery grade Lithium Hydroxide.

NRG Metals announced in December 2017 the discovery of lithium at the Salar Escondido Lithium Project. Earlier this month, NRG Metals reported that drilling at the Salar Escondido Lithium Project has progressed ahead of schedule. In addition an 8.5 inch rotary hole was completed to the target depth of 400 meters. The hole will now be reamed to a diameter of 12.25 inches so that perforated casing can be installed in preparation for sampling.

The hole intersected fine to coarse grained clastic sediments with occasional intercalated clay layers to a depth of 370 meters. The sediments are interpreted to represent alternating dunes, alluvial fans and valley sediments. From 370 to 400 meters the hole intersected an unaltered basalt, which may be the bottom of the basin.

NRG Metals, Inc. (NRGMF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.2274, down 1.08%, on 64,431 volume with 31 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 298,629 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0724/$0.4939.

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Alternate Health Corp. (AHGIF)

MicroCapFinder, OTC Insider, MarketWatch, GuruFocus, CannabisFN, OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, The Street, Daily Marijuana Observer, WalletInvestor, Weed Newswire, and Marijuana Index reported on Alternate Health Corp. (AHGIF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Alternate Health Corp. is an international medical cannabis company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It provides software solutions for the medical cannabis industry. The Company utilizes best in class technology, research, education, production, and laboratories to increase the awareness, regulatory compliance, and appropriate usage of cannabinoids in modern medical practices. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Its companies are: Alternate Health Clinics; Alternate Health Labs; Alternate Medical Media; Alternate RX; CanaPass; and VIP-Patient. Alternate Health has operations in Venice, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Toronto, Ontario. 

The Company is a diversified healthcare investment and Holdings Company. It operates through a network of subsidiaries, which share proprietary, highly secure cloud-based software solutions to improve efficiencies and protect patient data.

Alternate Health’s services include practice management and controlled substance management software, blood analysis and toxicology labs, clinical research, continuing education programs, nutraceutical products, and security and control services to the emerging medical cannabis industry.

Alternate Health develops software applications and processing systems for the medical industry using proprietary technology platforms (VIP-Patient & CanaPass systems) to help doctors in their practice management and patients with their need for premier medical care.

Recently, Alternate Health announced that it entered into a software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreement with MedMen to provide e-commerce and digital payment services. Alternate Health's StatePass system will commence beta testing with MedMen in their New York dispensaries.

Medmen is one of the largest cannabis companies in the United States. The StatePass system is a cloud-based software platform. This platform manages the end-to-end transactions involved in providing safe access to medical cannabis to eligible patients.

Last month, Alternate Health announced the transformation of the CanaPass Patient Management system to a complete Ethereum-based blockchain Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/Electronic Health Records (HER) system. Based on Ethereum's platform, CanaPass' HIPAA and PIPEDA-compliant system records important medical data in blocks on a distributed ledger. Each patient's CanaPass account includes its own private cryptographic key used to identify and decrypt the associated private information from the distributed ledger.

Alternate Health announced at the beginning of May a proposed plan that the Company believes will considerably increase shareholder value by way of a spinoff of its blockchain payment systems, Alternate Health Labs subsidiary, and other non-cannabis assets, into a new corporation, which will apply to be listed on a major American exchange.

Alternate Health has taken a leadership position in blockchain financial and healthcare solutions. A key product is its Zi App Blockchain Payment Gateway. It was originally designed to facilitate digital payments in cannabis. However, this system has earned substantial interest as a payment solution for even larger markets, such as multi-level marketing, commercial leases and equipment rentals. The new company would be free to negotiate licensing and strategic partnerships without the association of cannabis.

On May 10, 2018, Alternate Health announced that its Management received Board approval to explore a spinoff plan for the Company's non-cannabis assets. The estimation is that this will take a minimum of three to four months to complete this due diligence process.

Alternate Health Corp. (AHGIF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.749, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 27,911 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.7131/$2.7638.

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CipherLoc Corp. (CLOK)

InvestorsHub reported earlier on CipherLoc Corp. (CLOK), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

CipherLoc Corp. is a top provider of highly secure data protection technology. The Company has highly innovative solutions based on its patented Polymorphic Cipher Engine. The design of this Engine is to take existing encryption algorithms and makes them better, quicker, stronger, and also extremely scalable. A data security solutions business, CipherLoc lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. The Company has its head office in Austin, Texas.

CipherLoc delivers easy-to-deploy software solutions. These solutions can be added to any existing product, service, or application.

Fundamentally, CipherLoc keeps information safe. Its unique technology can be employed to overcome the flaws and inadequacies associated with contemporary encryption algorithms to totally and securely protect the world’s data. Nonetheless, the Company’s technology does not replace existing encryption technologies, it augments them. 

The design of CipherLoc’s software solutions are to be easily added to any existing product, service, or application that currently utilizes encryption.  Through adding an ironclad layer of protection to a customer’s existing product or service, CipherLoc ensures private information is secure. This is while also preserving the investment a customer has already made in data security. 

The Company has a variety of products. These include CipherLoc GATEWAY, CipherLoc SHIELD, CipherLoc EDGE, and CipherLoc ENTERPRISE.

CipherLoc GATEWAY is a data protection software solution. It is targeted for use on server platforms. CipherLoc SHIELD is a data protection solution. It is targeted for use on any platform where information is stored. 

CipherLoc EDGE is a data protection software solution. It is targeted for use on mobile devices. CipherLoc ENTERPRISE is a data protection software solution. It is targeted for use on desktop, laptop, and/or tablet devices. 

CipherLoc has available a client-side extension to its secure email solution. This extension will permit recipients of emails that have been protected with CipherLoc's inventive data protection technology to decrypt messages so they can be read.

The design is for use with Microsoft Outlook clients. The Company’s client version software will allow messages to be decrypted but not encrypted. For clients wanting to obtain full encrypt and decrypt capabilities, CipherLoc will offer an easy migration path to the full-featured email protection product.

CipherLoc Corp. (CLOK), closed Monday's trading session at $1.60, up 6.67%, on 29,227 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 6,515 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.81/$3.01.

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ProGreen US, Inc. (PGUS)

Promotion Stock Secrets and Penny Stock Prodigy reported previously on ProGreen US, Inc. (PGUS), and we report on the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

ProGreen US, Inc. engages primarily with investments in agricultural and real estate projects in Baja California, Mexico. It is focusing on intensifying its property investments in Baja California, Mexico, via its joint venture (JV) partnership with Inmobiliaria Contel, as well as through its subsidiary Procon Baja JV. Listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB, ProGreen US is based in San Diego, California.

Regarding the Company’s Baja Project, it entered into a JV with a Mexican landowner, Inmobiliaria Contel and has jointly created Pro Baja, the Company’s newest JV with ProGreen owning 51 percent and Inmobiliaria Contel 49 percent. ProGreen has established an office location in Ensenada that will serve as headquarters for all of its activities in Baja California. Procon and Contel will operate from this location.

Procon has acquired 5,100 acres of land with 4.7 miles of oceanfront on the Bay of El Rosario, for which a master plan is being drawn for the development of a very large, completely green, global vacation and retirement community called "CieloMar." Contel is currently active in the high margin produce industry, growing crops for exporters to the U.S. market, with an abundance of land available for expansion under its JV partnership.

ProGreen US has completed development of the first tract of land, which consists of roughly 300 acres. Of this, some 100 usable acres have been cleared.

ProGreen US earlier signed another agreement for a further 1,900 acres (500-800 usable for farming), and a 3-year option for 11,500 acres (1000-2500 usable for farming). This land, once developed and prepared, will be offered for long term lease (10-15 years), with the JV holding the title.

At the end of October, ProGreen said that a video podcast of its massive Baja California Real Estate project "CieloMar" has been published on the Company's website. The first video podcast presents an outline of some of the development's major amenities. These amenities include a private airport, a commercial and industrial area, a yacht marina, and three golf courses.

This month, ProGreen US announced that it has started the process of obtaining the certification of its agriculture operations in Baja California, for direct export, so that the Company can sell the ProGreen Farms™ produce directly to prospective United States buyers.

ProGreen is continuing with this year's chili pepper harvest. In addition, it has started the planning phase for next year's operations and is currently moving ahead planning with some of the first steps. Moreover, ProGreen is in advanced discussions with a market leading U.S. food processor, for direct sales of produce from the ProGreen Farms™ operations in Baja, California.

ProGreen US, Inc. (PGUS), closed Monday's trading session at $0.023, up 2.68%, on 230,077 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 639,693 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0082/$0.0393.

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A.I.S. Resources Limited (AISSF)

Wall Street Analyzer, Stockhouse, Barchart, Business Insider, The Street, YCharts, Morningstar, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, GuruFocus, Stockwatch, and Penny Stock Hub reported on A.I.S. Resources Limited (AISSF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, A.I.S. Resources Limited established in 1967. The Company is managed by experienced, highly qualified professionals who have a long record of accomplishment of success in lithium exploration, production and capital markets. They identify and develop early stage projects globally that have strong potential for growth. A.I.S. Resources has its head office in Nassau, Bahamas. The Company also has a Canadian office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A.I.S. Resources concentrates on developing significant lithium resource projects in Argentina’s world-renowned Lithium Triangle. The Company has two large projects, Chiron and Guayatayoc.  The Chiron Project is 2,732 Ha. The Guayatayoc Project is 5,225 Ha. A.I.S. Resources also has its Vilama Project in the Lithium Triangle. Vilama is 2,500 Ha.

Guayatayoc is an approved borate mine. It encompasses all industrial minerals including lithium. Guayatayoc and Guayatayoc III are in Jujuy Province, 5 kilometers from the town of Abralaite in the Puna plateau. This property encompasses about 5,000 hectares of the Guayatayoc Salar that hosts favorable geology for lithium and boron, positioned adjacent to the El Aguillar mountain range, the source of lithium and boron.

The Chiron Project comprises four concessions in the Salar de Quirón in the Province of Salta, roughly 10 kilometers from the township of Pocitos. Very encouraging results from other, close by, explorers classifies the Chiron Project as having considerable prospectivity.

Recently, A.I.S. Resources Limited announced it was granted an exploration license for seismic and drilling at its Chiron project. This allows A.I.S to quickly progress to a TEM seismic program and then drilling immediately thereafter.

The Company entered into a contract with Quantec Geoscience Argentina S.A. to conduct a 19 point TEM (VES) seismic survey in early January 2018. This work will be completed by February 2018. Preliminary tenders have been received from several drilling companies for an eight hole program of 3,200 meters.

Last week, A.I.S. Resources announced that seismic testing detected three distinct aquifers over a wide-ranging region at its Chiron Project in the Pocitos Salar, Salta Province, Argentina.

Mr. Phil Thomas, A.I.S. Resources’ Chief Operating Officer and Exploration Director stated: "This initial seismic data from Chiron based on the TEM geophysics strongly supports our case for acquiring these strategic concessions.  Together with our Guayatayoc Project to the northwest in Jujuy province, where we've made excellent progress with our pilot plant production chemistry, A.I.S. is on track for a breakthrough year as an emerging new producer in the lithium brine space in Argentina."

A.I.S. Resources Limited (AISSF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.317, up 8.19%, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 88,937 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1548/$1.22.

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NioCorp Developments Ltd. (NIOBF)

Proactive Investors, Equity Clock, Savvy Trader Resource, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, StreetInsider, Morningstar, MarketWatch, 4-Traders, InvestorIntel, Junior Mining Network, and Simply Wall St reported on NioCorp Developments Ltd. (NIOBF), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NioCorp Developments Ltd. is a developer of superalloy metals. The Company is developing a superalloy materials project in Southeast Nebraska. This Project will produce Niobium, Scandium, as well as Titanium. The company previously went by the name Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp. It changed its name to NioCorp Developments Ltd. in March of 2013. The Company has its corporate office in Centennial, Colorado.

NioCorp Developments is developing North America's only niobium/scandium/ titanium project. The Elk Creek Project is the highest grade niobium project in North America, and the largest prospective producer of scandium globally. The Elk Creek Project is situated near Elk Creek, Nebraska.

Niobium is used to produce superalloys and High Strength, Low Alloy steel. Scandium is a superalloy material, which can be combined with Aluminum to make alloys with increased strength and improved corrosion resistance. Titanium is used in different superalloys.

The Elk Creek Feasibility Study (FS) shows anticipated production of 7,055 tonnes per annum (tpa) of Ferroniobium, 103 tpa of Scandium Trioxide, and 11,445 tpa of Titanium Dioxide over its 32-year operating life.

The estimation is that the Elk Creek Project will have pre-tax Net Present Value (NPV) of US$2.3 billion, with a pre-tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 24.3 percent, and to generate gross Life Of Mine (LOM) revenue of $17.6 billion, with operating margin of $12.2 billion. The economics were calculated using an 8 percent discount rate.

The Trump Administration will officially designate as “Critical Minerals” the entire planned product suite of superalloy metals, which NioCorp proposes to mine and process at its Elk Creek, Nebraska Superalloy Materials project.

The designation establishes the Elk Creek Project as one of the few polymetallic greenfield mining projects in the United States that proposes to produce manifold Critical Minerals – Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium, in this case – which all have vital uses in national defense and civilian technologies and upon which the United States is presently 100 percent dependent on foreign nations including China and Russia.

Today, NioCorp Developments announced that it awarded a major contract to Rockwell Automation (ROK) to engineer, design, and procure process automation and instrumentation for NioCorp’s proposed critical minerals, mining and processing facility in Elk Creek, Nebraska.

Mr. Mark Smith, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NioCorp Developments, said, “We selected Rockwell Automation and its partners to automate our process equipment and power control systems with the goals of optimizing material handling and processing, increasing efficiencies and reducing time to market. Their combination of industry expertise, proven methodologies and advanced automation technology should help us develop a truly world-class mine that can initiate the first-ever greenfield mining and processing of niobium and scandium in the United States.”

     

NioCorp Developments Ltd. (NIOBF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.53, up 7.46%, on 398,979 volume with 109 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 102,186 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.293/$0.6519.

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RedHawk Holdings Corp. (IDNG)

The Observer, Innovative Marketing, TopPennyStockMovers, Real Pennies, Greenbackers, Fast Money Alerts, Mad Money Picks, Penny Stock General, Stock Shock and Awe, PennyStocks24, and Hot Stock Profits reported earlier on RedHawk Holdings Corp. (IDNG), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

RedHawk Holdings Corp. is a diversified holding company, which, through its subsidiaries, engages in the sale and distribution of medical devices, sales of branded generic pharmaceutical drugs, commercial real estate investment and leasing, sales of point of entry full-body security systems, and specialized financial services.

RedHawk Holdings was previously Independence Energy Corp. RedHawk’s subsidiaries are RedHawk Medical, EcoGen Europe, RedHawk Energy Corp., and RedHawk Land & Hospitality. RedHawk Holdings’ shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. The Company is based in Lafayette, Louisiana.

RedHawk Energy holds the exclusive U.S. manufacturing and distribution rights for the Centri Controlled Entry System. This System is an inventive, closed cabinet, nominal dose transmission full body x-ray scanner.

By way of its RedHawk Medical Products business unit, RedHawk Holdings sells WoundClot Surgical - Advanced Bleeding Control; the Sharps and Needle Destruction Device (SANDD™); the Carotid Artery Digital Non-Contact Thermometer, and Zonis®.

RedHawk Medical Products UK Limited is a specialist medical device company. It delivers innovative product solutions to healthcare markets in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe and the Middle East.

RedHawk Holdings’ financial services revenue is from brokerage services earned in association with debt placement services and investments in oil and gas exploration and production. Its real estate leasing revenues come from diverse commercial properties under long-term lease. Additionally its real estate investment unit holds limited liability company interest in different commercial restoration projects in Hawaii.

EcoGen Europe’s dedication is to healthcare and the NHS. EcoGen’s commitment is to securing savings across the drug budget in primary care. This is while providing innovation to drive patient care in the acute setting.

RedHawk acquired a stake in Tigress Energy Partners. RedHawk agreed to acquire up to a 25 percent interest in Marlin USA Energy Partners, LLC, the minority owner of Tigress Energy Partners, LLC (TEP). The majority ownership of TEP is held by Tigress Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company majority-owned by Cynthia DiBartolo, Chief Executive Officer of Tigress Financial Partners LLC (TFP).

In December of 2017, RedHawk Holdings announced that along with its wholly-owned subsidiary, RedHawk Pharma UK Limited, it completed the earlier announced share transfer agreement with Scarlett Pharma Limited, its affiliate, Warwick Healthcare Limited and the shareholders of Scarlett Pharma and Warwick Healthcare.

With this Share Transfer Agreement, among other consideration, RedHawk Pharma assumed roughly $370,000 of obligations due to EcoGen by Warwick in exchange for which Warwick transferred to RedHawk Pharma 247,269 preference shares in EcoGen; Scarlett surrendered 10,000,000 shares of RedHawk common stock; and the shareholders of Scarlett and Warwick paid RedHawk Holdings certain cash consideration.

With the completion of the Share Transfer Agreement, RedHawk Pharma now owns about $545,000 of preference shares and 75 percent of the common shares in EcoGen.

RedHawk Holdings Corp. (IDNG), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0059, down 13.24%, on 739,800 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 75,793 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0032/$0.021.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR)

OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, YCharts, 4-Trders, Barchart, Investopedia, Marketbeat, Tidal Energy Today, Insider Monkey, Stockhouse, and Simply Wall St reported on Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation constructs and operates clean hydrothermal energy plants around the world. The Company is a project developer for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plants that create renewable energy. It designs and develops deep-water hydrothermal clean-energy systems that produce fossil-fuel free electricity through OTEC and environmentally friendly cooling through Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC).

Ocean Thermal Energy is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Company has additional offices in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Established in 1998, Ocean Thermal Energy lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

OTEC takes advantage of the temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water and warm surface water in the tropics and subtropics to produce unlimited energy without the use of fossil fuels. In a closed cycle OTEC system, water flows through a large pipe and heat exchanger that heats a liquid with a low boiling point, such as ammonia.

As the boiling ammonia produces steam, it turns a turbine generator to generate electricity. A second pipe extracts cool deep water from the ocean that condenses the steam back to liquid form. As the ammonia is recycled, the process repeats, creating unlimited clean energy, 24 hours a day, 365 days a yea (The Rankine Cycle). OTEC uses the solar energy from the ocean. No fossil fuels are used.

Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) technology generates air conditioning without the use of chemical agents. Acting alone, SWAC can lessen electricity usage by up to 90 percent versus traditional air conditioning systems. When developed in association with OTEC plants, SWAC operates totally without the use of fossil fuels.

Last month, Ocean Thermal Energy announced that it has made major progress on the development of its first OTEC EcoVillage. The Company has progressed toward the development of a SWAC system for the U.S. Military.

Regarding the OTEC EcoVillage, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Public Service Commission granted Ocean Thermal Energy regulatory approval for an OTEC plant. The Company has identified the specific plots of land for the site. The initial draft of the Master Plan for the whole development has been completed.

The OTEC EcoVillage project comprises, in part, of an OTEC plant that will provide all power and water to approximately 400 residences. Additionally, it comprises a hotel, and shopping center, and models of sustainable agriculture, food production, and other economic developments. OTEC EcoVillage will be the first development in the world offering a net-zero carbon footprint.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), closed Monday's trading session at $0.18792, up 4.34%, on 600 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 139,135 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0801/$12.25.

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

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

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSXV: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF) (FSE: A2DYWC) is pleased to appoint its newest member Mr. Frank Ingriselli to the Company’s Advisory Board. Petroteq’s Advisory Board provides guidance and insight to the management team on the Company’s strategic initiatives and go forward strategy as it relates to operational activities of the Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility located near Vernal, Utah.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: 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 the day's trading session at $0.7049, up 24.76%, on 132,981 volume with 72 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 163,057 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2395/$1.8892.

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Aftermaster, Inc. (OTCQB: AFTM)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Aftermaster, Inc. (AFTM).

A line of products and services aimed at making the world sound better is making its way to consumers, as well as professional artists, thanks to revolutionary post-production technology developed by Aftermaster, Inc. (OTCQB: AFTM).

Aftermaster, Inc. (OTCQB: AFTM), with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Hollywood California, is an award-winning, leading-edge audio technology company that specializes in the development of proprietary and groundbreaking audio technologies and products. The company also operates world-class mastering and recording studios located in the heart of Hollywood, California, in the famous Crossroads of the World complex along Sunset Boulevard.

Aftermaster and its subsidiaries are engaged in the development and commercialization of proprietary (patents issued and pending), leading-edge audio and video technologies for professional and consumer use including the award-winning AfterMaster® audio technology, ProMaster™ and Aftermaster Pro™. Aftermaster is unique in the audio world because its team has produced, engineered and mastered more hit records than any audio company in the world. The Aftermaster team knows what sounds right and the Company holds a unique position in the world of audio technology.

The Company’s underlying technology, Aftermaster audio, delivers an audio experience unrivaled by any audio company. It brings an unprecedented new quality level to consumer audio by offering unparalleled clarity, depth, fullness and a significant volume increase to audio recordings without distortion or altering the original recording. Its versatility and smart processing characteristics make it effective across a broad range of applications from consumer electronics to industrial applications.

The Company also operates Aftermaster Recording and Mastering Studios which include the renovated production facilities of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and the iconic recording studios of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Aftermaster Labs maintains five primary business units: Aftermaster proprietary semiconductor chip and software for OEM licensing, proprietary consumer electronics, professional music mastering, online mastering, recording and mixing at its Aftermaster Recording and Master Studios, and Audio Consulting services. The Aftermaster semiconductor chip and software is used for embedding in consumer products, Aftermaster-developed and branded consumer and professional electronic products, ProMaster on-line music mastering for independent music artists and in-studio professional music mastering services.

Aftermaster has increasingly attracted interest from some of the music industry’s leading audio companies. A newly expanded partnership with TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, gives TuneCore members access to Promaster through its instant mastering service which offers audio mastering of unparalleled quality at the click of a button. The Company also recently entered into a licensing agreement with Muzik headphones for use of its Aftermaster chip in their new headphone line.

The company’s first groundbreaking consumer product – the Aftermaster Pro – is designed to solve the universally widespread problem of poor, variable audio levels of television audio. Aftermaster Pro, which is smaller than an iPhone, masters and remasters inconsistent TV audio in real-time, creating an audio experience that offers clear, full-bodied depths of sound and most importantly, overall balanced audio. The Aftermaster Pro virtually eliminates the need to adjust TV volume to hear dialogue or to reduce the level of loud special effects. The Aftermaster Pro sells for $179 and is enjoying strong growth in sales to over 65 countries.

With the Company’s Promaster, state-of-the-art proprietary algorithms, artists receive four CD quality mastered versions of their track including “Powerful,” “Radio Ready,” “Bass Enhanced,” and “Vocal Enhanced.”  TuneCore artists have access to exclusive pricing on the Promaster pay-as-you-go instant mastering, as well as unlimited monthly and annual subscriptions. Aftermaster also holds a license agreement with headphone manufacturer, Muzik, Inc., for the use of Aftermaster’s patented audio remastering and audio enhancement technology.

Aftermaster won three Envisioneering Innovation and Design Awards at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for both its Aftermaster TV device and its BelaSigna 300 processor semiconductor chip created through a partnership with ON Semiconductor. Aftermaster was also named an honoree for its ProMaster audio technology.

Aftermaster Audio Labs is led by a group of world-class audio engineers and music industry veterans who have been involved with the development and implementation of countless successful proprietary audio technologies and products.

The Team

Aftermaster co-founder and CEO Larry Ryckman is an award-winning entertainment and technology executive with over 25 years of achievements in the music and entertainment industries.

Shelly Yakus, co-founder and chief engineer at Aftermaster Audio Labs, is a renowned music producer, audio engineer/mixer and is widely considered the best engineer and mixer in the music industry.

Justin Timberlake, a Grammy and Emmy award-winning singer/songwriter/producer and actor, is a co-owner of Aftermaster Audio Labs, Inc. Timberlake is widely considered to be one of pop culture’s most influential entertainers in the world.

Peter Doell is one of the best-known mastering engineers in the world with over 35 years of experience mastering and engineering hundreds of chart-topping records, film scores and TV spots. Rodney Jerkins is an 8-time Grammy Award winning music producer/songwriter and considered to be one of the most influential and successful producers in the music industry.

Paul Wolff is a senior engineer and product development consultant at Aftermaster Audio Labs. Wolff has been involved in the professional music and audio industries as an audio engineer and product designer and manufacturer of professional audio products for more than 35 years.

Thousands of hours of testing millions of songs and audio sources of all types have been processed using Aftermaster’s award-winning technology and the results speak for themselves with platinum records, numerous strategic partnerships, and overwhelming industry support.

Aftermaster, Inc. (AFTM), closed the day's trading session at $0.0615, up 0.82%, on 186,803 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 381,478 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.035/$0.31.

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AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight AnalytixInsight Inc. (ATIXF).

NetworkNewsAudio announces the Audio Press Release (APR) titled "Machine-Learning: The New Master of Financial Markets," featuring AnalytixInsight (TSXV: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF). To hear the NetworkNewsAudio version, visit http://nnw.fm/UZn2r. To read the original editorial, visit http://nnw.fm/uBn5U.

AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that transforms data into knowledge. The company has developed a proprietary, machine-learning technology that algorithmically analyzes big data and distills it into actionable insights. AnalytixInsight has strategic initiatives in fintech, blockchain and workflow analytics, and its technology is scalable and extendable to virtually any data-driven industry such as sports, communications, healthcare, insurance or government.

The company’s flagship product – CapitalCube.com – is a financial portal providing comprehensive company analysis including on-demand fundamental research, portfolio evaluation and screening tools on over 50,000 global equities and North American ETFs. CapitalCube’s online portal is designed to empower investment ideas by providing in-depth analysis, peer-to-peer performance evaluations, accounting and earnings reports, dividend strength and AI-supported information about likely corporate actions such as dividend changes, share buybacks and acquisitions. AnalytixInsight provides a robust technology that is frequently rebalanced to maintain a desired risk profile, matching risk to ideal ETF exposure, with regular compliance reporting.

CapitalCube’s freemium pricing model allows free access to basic financial information, with additional in-depth analysis and predictive analytics provided at a rate of $25 per month, and customized peer analysis for $300 per month. CapitalCube publishes 3,000 articles daily and has multi-language capabilities. Thomson Reuters and Africa Investor have recently been added to the growing network of content partnerships that already includes Euronext NV, Yahoo Finance and The Wall Street Journal.

Euclides Technologies is a subsidiary company focused on Field Service Management software solutions, led by a team with decades of experience in developing and implementing workforce management solutions for large global corporations. With worldwide customers representing over 100,000 field service personnel across multiple industries, Euclides Technologies has a deep understanding of the increasing amount of data generated within the industry, as well as the analytics solution offerings to transform that data into knowledge.

MarketWall is a Fintech subsidiary that develops integrated software solutions as part of an ecosystem of smart devices that includes PCs, tablets, smart phones, wearable mobile devices and Smart TV. AnalytixInsight Inc. has joint ownership in MarketWall together with Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest retail bank which has over 4,000 branches and a market capitalization of $40 billion Euros. MarketWall is expected to deploy its real-time stock trading and mobile banking app to Intesa Sanpaolo’s 12.6 million customers in six European countries during 2018. The mobile stock trading application will directly interface with Intesa Sanpaolo’s established MarketHub trading platform. As a Samsung Global Partner, the MarketWall app is preloaded in mobile devices in certain areas in Europe.

AnalytixInsight is currently evaluating and pursuing Blockchain initiatives which are contiguous with its artificial intelligence platform, to use a distributed ledger technology to reduce transaction costs and settlement times for its users, partners, and subsidiaries. The Company believes these initiatives will enhance current revenues being received from existing multi-year agreements with its partners.

AnalytixInsight Inc. (ATIXF), closed the day's trading session at $0.40, off by 1.57%, on 9,823 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,221 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.15/$0.6898.

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Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV).

Sharing Services (OTC Markets:SHRV), today announces it has signed an agreement with Legacy Direct LLC. that gives Sharing Services 100 percent management control over Legacy Direct and allows for immediate expansion of the company’s products and services. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SHRV has announced a $2.4 million record in gross sales for the month of March, doubling its total sales in February (http://nnw.fm/PvGn7).

Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV) headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a diversified holding company focused on reshaping how entrepreneurs succeed today. Sharing Services Inc. owns, operates or controls an interest in a variety of companies specializing in the direct selling industry that either sell products to the consumer directly through independent representatives or offer services that range from health and wellness, energy, technology, insurance services, training, media and travel benefits. SHRV has created the “Blue Ocean Strategy,” which melds three keys together to implement the company’s vision. These keys include elevating home-based entrepreneurs, known as “Elepreneurs,” utilizing the direct selling channel to generate 100 percent organic growth, and sending as many successful company “families” as possible on vacation.

Sharing Services Inc. subsidiaries include:

  • A growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called “Elepreneurs”
  • Growing selection of health and wellness products dedicated to elevating the well-being of all people
  • Insurance from auto, home and life to health benefit discounts and health insurance that help families elevate their options
  • Wholesale travel and payment programs with travel concierges that empower more families to go on vacation
  • Live seminars and training events – from Vacationars™ to EduTainment – that elevate the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs around the world
  • Unique compensation and reward programs crafted to help entrepreneurs elevate their health, wealth and happiness

Sharing Services recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000 square foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers room to expand as the company grows and its subsidiaries flourish. The larger corporate locale provides space for a growing customer service department, product fulfillment, opportunity and training rooms, as well as a video production suite.

“The opportunity to expand to the rest of this new building over the course of the next six to 12 months ensures we won’t have to move again anytime soon,” Sharing Services Inc. Chairman Robert Oblon said. “We are on track for very significant growth here in the U.S., as well as upcoming international expansion, so this move is in preparation for what’s in front of us.”

The company recently signed a joint venture agreement with Health Wealth & Happiness Limited (“HWH”) to expand its “Elepreneurs” brand and market its products throughout Asia. The newly formed company will be named “Elepreneurs Asia Limited” and will have marketing and sales rights to China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Papua, New Guinea. A soft launch of the Elepreneur program is scheduled sometime later in 2018 with HWH CEP Fai Chan and his team leading the effort. Formed in Hong Kong, Health Wealth & Happiness Limited is dedicated to working with visionary partners like Sharing Services Inc. to deliver the best products and services to improve the well-being of consumers.

Nearly 1,000 people attended Sharing Services, Inc.’s first “Elepreneur Happiness Convention,” held March 2-3, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Attendees arrived from several countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. Keynote speakers included several internationally known motivational leaders –  Shawn Achor, Sandra Yancey, John Fleming and Les Brown – who provided exceptional material and inspirational discussion points.

“The enthusiasm of our attendees and the early success that we are experiencing is incredible considering our growth has been 100 percent organic, with almost no marketing from the company,” Oblon said. “I’m speechless by the dedication of our Elepreneur leaders and their entire teams, as they share our incredible line of products that have helped so many people.”

Sharing Services and its management team plan to travel the U.S. to hold several mini conferences to expand on the messages presented at its Happiness Convention that focus on helping people become “healthier, happier and wealthier.” Details of the company’s aggressive global expansion initiatives are soon to be announced, Oblon said.

The law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been retained as outside corporate counsel for all general business matters. The Dallas-based law firm will represent Sharing Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries as the company utilizes the direct selling channel for a significant component of its overall growth strategy.

John “JT” Thatchwas appointed president and chief executive officer of Sharing Services, Inc., at a March 1, 2018, annual shareholder meeting. Thatch has successfully started, owned and operated several sized businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist Sharing Services Inc. as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.

Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV), closed the day's trading session at $0.38, up 7.01%, on 43,033 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 55,293 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.125/$1.07.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

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

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ChineseHempOil.com, Inc. ("ChineseHempOil") has expanded its domestic sales force appointing Nina Wang Vice President of Sales for its United States Consumer Retail/E-Commerce Division on March 19, 2018, setting the stage to complete the temporarily postponed spin off of all of the Company's hemp related assets in the near future.

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 the day's trading session at $0.50, up 1.01%, on 45,718 volume with 33 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 56,017 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.40/$1.58.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

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

GR Capital, an independent equity research firm, distributes an updated note on Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETE). The full report can be found here: https://www.jgrcap.com/net-element/.

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.

In a partnership with Bunker Capital, Net Element has also launched a new 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 Jonathan New, 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 $7.71, up 1.72%, on 77,702 volume with 401 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 938,782 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.556/$33.51.

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Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: VRCP)

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

Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: VRCP), a technology company acting through its wholly owned Israeli subsidiary Virtual Crypto Technologies Ltd., announced today that the second milestone payment of $50,000 under the January 2018 binding Memorandum of Understanding ("Memorandum") with Chiron Refineries Ltd. (TASE: CHR) ("Chiron") for the distribution of the Company's products in the territory of Turkey and North Cyprus will be paid in Chiron stock.

Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: VRCP) is a developer of software and hardware for the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies through ATMs, tablets, PCs and mobile devices. The company’s proprietary algorithmic technology trading platform, called NetoBit Trader, can instantaneously confirm the purchase or sale of Bitcoin, a process that typically can take between 10 minutes to 24 hours. All trades and exchanges are insured up to $3,000 per trade. The global cryptocurrency ATM market is predicted to surpass $285 million by 2025, yet, at present, only 30 percent of these machines allow two-way trades.

With NetoBit Trader, cryptocurrency holders enjoy immediate confirmation of Bitcoin and its crypto equivalents at the best crypto exchange rate at the point of transaction – providing a major breakthrough in the quest to bring cryptocurrencies to the mass market. Virtual Crypto’s cryptocurrency ATM, embedded with currency exchange transaction validation (CETV) in its hardware and software, accepts and dispenses cash and cryptocurrency in seconds.

Virtual Crypto’s NetoBit Trader and mobile retail point-of-sale platform incorporates advanced technologies tailored to the needs of primary market players, users, investors, and business owners. Virtual Crypto’s platform bridges the three main functions of the cryptocurrency sector – exchanges, wallets and payments – to the world of fiat exchanges, granting access to immediate cash exchanges between consumers and businesses worldwide.

NetoBit Trader’s over-the-counter, two-way transaction solution is available through one app, providing online cryptocurrency transactions at ecommerce and gaming portals. The app provides real-time cryptocurrency validation and exchange, easy buying and selling of Bitcoin with cash, enables traders to buy and trade crypto, and gamers to transfer cryptocurrency into cash after play. Crypto users can withdraw funds from their crypto accounts through a NetoBit cryptocurrency ATM or software-enabled tablet, and consumers can purchase retail with crypto from businesses that offer and use the NetoBit software.

The company’s newly redesigned corporate website, www.virtual-crypto.com, delivers a simple, clean design with enhanced functionality, features and navigation. Virtual Crypto’s new corporate website includes:

  • Downloadable NetoBit Trader app link and contact forms for more information
  • MarketWatch provides real-time tracking of the Bitcoin market, with other currencies to follow
  • Improved security utilizing https certificates to protect personal information and site integrity
  • Media room with downloadable product brochures, corporate presentations and other relevant content
  • Investor’s page provides transparency to investors with direct access to Virtual Crypto’s progress through press releases, SEC filings, senior management team bios, and stock performance charts
  • Social Media integration with buttons for LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook jump to Virtual Crypto’s social media profiles, providing real-time updates from the online community

“Our primary objective is to make cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone, and that was the motivation for our redesign,” said Alon Dayan, Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Crypto. “The updated content provides real value for our customers, shareholders and employees, showcasing our products and services, in an intuitive, easy to navigate way.”

Virtual Crypto’s strategic vision of “Cryptocurrency Made Easy” allows crypto traders and users to overcome the complex hurdles currently hampering the cryptocurrency sphere.

Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (VRCP), closed the day's trading session at $0.185, off by 1.07%, on 48,052 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 37,503 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0125/$0.38.

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

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

The cobalt industry has been accused of widespread abuse, in particular, the employment of child labor, with a report by Amnesty International and African Resources Watch proclaiming that it is ‘time to recharge corporate action and inaction to tackle abuses in the cobalt supply chain in DRC.’ Such alarms are raising the prospect that battery manufacturers, who use about 42 percent of global production, will turn to alternative sources, like those operated by First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQX: FTSSF).

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 the day's trading session at $0.583, off by 3.09%, on 60,205 volume with 44 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 126,141 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3148/$1.3041.

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Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY).

Next-generation energy and technology company Zenergy Brands (OTCQB: ZNGY) recently named a newly-elected member to its board of directors as well as a newly-appointed senior vice president of operations. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/X8iq1.

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY) is the nation’s leading next-generation energy and technology company operating in the emerging smart energy, conservation, and utility industries. Headquartered in Texas, Zenergy provides an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that enable clients to achieve sustainability goals, reduce carbon emissions and improve their bottom line. The company’s cutting-edge Zero Cost Program™ reduces utility expenses by 20 percent to 60 percent by offering energy conservation, smart controls, and efficiency-based products and services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal end-use customers.

The Zero Cost Program™ is a financing mechanism that allows customers to reduce water, natural gas and electricity expenses by implementing proven conservation technologies at no out-of-pocket cost. The Zero Cost Program™ enriches businesses by immediately reducing energy consumption through the use of smart controls, building automation, LED lighting solutions, refrigeration optimization, efficient water systems, EC motor controls, demand-side management and load factor correction.

A unique Managed Energy Services Agreement (“MESA”) allows a portion of these utility savings to be retained by Zenergy’s partner financing the upgraded, retrofit equipment and installation costs until a specified repayment period ends. After that, clients reap all the financial rewards of the technologies implemented, which Zenergy estimates should range between 25 percent and 45 percent of total utility costs.

Residential customers seeking cost-effective energy savings can also choose from a suite of “Smart Home” products including home automation, security monitoring, and energy conservation services that can be controlled 24/7 from the comfort and convenience of their smartphones or internet-connected smart devices. Zenergy’s residential program offers partnership opportunities for homebuilders and residential, multi-family real estate developers to provide smart home technologies to high-end customers.

Zenergy Brands’ acquisition of Enertrade Electric LLC, a fully operating, licensed Texas-based Retail Electric Provider (REP), further increases the company’s value proposition. Zenergy CEO Alex Rodriguez said this new subsidiary adds an essential complementary service to the company’s suite of smart energy products and services.

“Since our founding, our vision has been to converge smart controls (home and building automation) with energy conservation and retail energy to deliver the comprehensive smart energy service to customers,” Rodriguez said.

On a global scale, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 45 percent of the world’s total energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency of these homes and buildings is often a more affordable way to reduce harmful gas emissions while minimizing the need for new energy production. According to Navigant Research, global revenue for energy-efficient commercial building retrofits alone is expected to grow from $71.4 billion in 2016 to $100.8 billion in 2025. At the same time, the energy-efficient devices market is expected to reach a market size of $908 billion by 2022. Increasing demands for reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions along with concerns over climate change are contributing factors driving the market’s overall growth.

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY), closed the day's trading session at $0.0063, up 16.67%, on 3,693,384 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,139,671 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0027/$0.045.

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QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF).

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF) is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. QMC’s focus is on creating shareholder value through strategic acquisition and development of high quality lithium, silver, gold, nickel, copper and zinc prospects.

QMC’s current properties are in the Canadian province of Manitoba, one of Canada’s most productive, centrally located mining regions. These resources include the Irgon Lithium Mine project and two Volcanic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) properties – the Rocky Lake and Rocky-Namew known collectively as the Namew Lake District Project – which contain base metal-rich mineral deposits. Excellent access and well-developed mining infrastructure to the company’s wholly-owned Irgon Lithium Mine Project offers significant value and ramps up the near-term production schedule, putting QMC in a position to take advantage of rising lithium prices.

The region’s historic resource estimate of lithium is well documented in a 1956 Assessment Report developed by a previous owner, Lithium Corporation of Canada Ltd. The project’s historical resource estimate of 1.2 million tons grading 1.51% lithium-oxide over a strike length of 365 meters and to a depth of 213 meters is being updated by QMC through a detailed channel sampling and subsequent drill program.

North Face Software Ltd. recently created an interactive 3-D model of the Irgon Dike utilizing all historical data derived from past drilling and underground work. The 3-D model clearly demonstrates that exploration and underground development has only taken place on the central portion of the dike, leaving significant potential to quickly increase tonnage.

The company’s latest assay results, obtained from 144 channel samples at QMC’s Irgon Lithium Mine Project, provided encouraging and positive results that compare favorably with the historic assays. QMC has received a drill permit from the Sustainable Development Office of the Manitoba government and is in the process of requesting and assessing bids from drilling contractors. The company plans to begin a 2,000-meter drill program to confirm the historic lithium oxide assay results documented in the historic 1953-54 drill program.

QMC’s experienced leadership team includes specialists in mineral exploration, geology, engineering, new business development, marketing and investor relations. The company’s team of qualified advisors includes consultant Bruce E. Goad, P.Geo., who has 40 years of experience in mineral exploration in Canada, Argentina, Asia and Africa. As a Qualified Person, Goad has worked on numerous deposit styles including rare element pegmatites, porphyry, banded iron formation (BIF) gold deposits, skarn, greisens,  and VMS. He has a wide and varied skill set which includes precious, base, industrial and rare metal projects with a sharp focus on gold exploration. Goad is the author of several scholarly publications on pegmatite granites of the southeastern Manitoba region.

The market for lithium has surged over the past three years with prices per metric ton tripling. The world’s rising demand for portable power can easily been seen in the electric vehicle and mobile device industries – both of which use lithium-based, renewable batteries as a power resource. QMC’s high potential prospects and experienced management team, both in geology and corporate finance, put QMC and its shareholders in an excellent position to take advantage of the lithium, precious and base metals markets.

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF), closed the day's trading session at $0.4889, up 5.59%, on 52,678 volume with 43 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 185,207 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0748/$1.46.

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BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: SR.H)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (SR.H).

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX.V: SR.H), a full-service software company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks cannabis intellectual property (“IP”) from genome to sale. It is proprietary, immutable and cryptographically secure, thereby establishing a single source of truth for cannabis strains and their ownership.

With Canada set to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes, and other jurisdictions following suit around the world, new challenges will emerge regarding the ability to provide a safe and legal inventory of a product that up until now was largely only available on the black market. Cannabis will be heavily tested and regulated by numerous regulatory bodies in Canada. The cannabis industry faces unique challenges that BLOCKStrain specifically helps it address, including:

  • Mandatory Testing: Through BLOCKStrain’s platform and lab-testing partners, the process is more efficient and streamlined, cutting the administrative burden in half and getting products to market faster;
  • DNA Based Product Validation: The underlying blockchain technology creates a genetic fingerprint that identifies and validates the product electronically so any participant on the platform, including consumers, can view and track what’s happening with that product from genome to sale;
  • Intellectual Property: Third, and perhaps most importantly, the BLOCKStrain platform protects the intellectual property of growers and breeders. This is important for the industry’s growth as products evolve and develop. If a craft grower, for example, creates a popular strain with unique characteristics, it will be able to protect its intellectual property by simply registering the strain’s genome with BLOCKStrain and locking that data into the blockchain. It will reside there forever and will be readily accessible in the event of future disputes, bringing a level of trust to the industry and ensuring licensing fees are paid to all players in the market.

VERIFICATION = CERTIFICATION

BLOCKStrain’s genetics verification process is authentic and incredibly effective. User groups register by creating an account with BLOCKStrain, which starts the process. Organizations and independent growers submit seeds, flower and post-extraction product for testing to a registered and approved testing facility, which then submits test results to BLOCKStrain. Pre-existing data of genetic cannabis strains can also be submitted via BLOCKStrain verification administrators, with those results being added to the user group’s blockchain account. Submissions are entered into BLOCKStrain, and the transaction is completed and recorded.

Each time an item is tested and verified by the network, a Registration Affidavit is auto-generated and given a unique “BLOCKStrain Address” along with a traceable QR Code. Producers, patients and consumers are able to not only verify the test but can also rate the product, write reviews and share opinions. This detail is stored within BLOCKStrain and, just like the test results, cannot be tampered with or modified. Verification and certification are earned by all parties for their participation.

SAFE CONSUMER SUPPLY

BLOCKStrain demystifies the seed-to-sale process for all relevant stakeholders including producers, distributors, shippers, government agencies and consumers by creating a repository of cannabis genomes on an immutable, shared ledger. Thousands of cannabis strains exist and cultivators are breeding new strains all the time. The proliferation of cannabis strains can prove problematic for consumers since there are more than 500 known chemical compounds in a single plant. Furthermore, since several dozens of these compounds have been identified as pharmacologically active, it becomes more and more difficult for consumers to know what they are purchasing.

It is for this reason that being able to quantify the genetics, potency and equivalencies among cannabis products is crucial to the future of legalized cannabis. The difference is not so much in the name or brand attached to the cannabis, but the DNA of the plant itself. BLOCKStrain ensures product integrity, safety, regulatory compliance, product licensing and authenticity – all vital elements for the emerging cannabis industry.  This technology also bolsters the process of meeting government regulatory standards by providing real-time visibility of industry operations to agencies assigned to enforce and regulate cannabis activity.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

BLOCKStrain allows for the defense of intellectual property rights for the grower with an authentic, verifiable chain of evidence embedded in the blockchain itself. Proof of ownership for a specific strain of cannabis is paramount in a multibillion dollar industry. Real life ownership disputes have already begun in the industry with legal battles underway. Unfortunately, the framework for resolving these disputes has yet to be defined and they are not likely to be resolved anytime soon.

Consumers and regulators alike want to know whether a cannabis product grown and sold at a local dispensary is safe and meets quality control standards. BLOCKStrain enhances trust of origin from genome-to-sale as cannabis flows through the supply chain, verifying critical steps in the process such as who is growing the plant, which seed is planted and where did it come from, whether pesticides were used, how much was grown, which tests are used to establish quality and potency, where the product is transported and how, and whether possession limits are meeting regulatory standards.

In summary, BLOCKStrain has developed the most comprehensive, secure and community-driven cannabis genetics archival platform for cannabis breeders and growers, large and small, to protect and release their varieties into the public domain, all while compensating and rewarding them for their contributions.

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (SR.H), closed the day's trading session at $0.60, even for the day. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$0.30.

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