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Investview, Inc. (INVU)

Stockhouse, OTC Markets, Barchart, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Marketwired, Stockflare, Investopedia, TradingView, and StockDeputy reported on Investview, Inc. (INVU), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in 2005, Investview, Inc. is a diversified financial technology company. It operates chiefly through its wholly- and majority-owned subsidiaries. Investview provides financial products and services to accredited investors, self-directed investors, as well as select financial institutions. The Company has its Wealth Generators wholly-owned subsidiary.

Investview has its corporate office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Company formerly went by the name Global Investor Services, Inc. It changed its name to Investview, Inc. in March 2012. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

Wealth Generators’ products are provided to individuals on a monthly subscription basis. Wealth Generators is classified as a publisher of financial research and information and it is exempt from securities registration.

Investview’s Wealth Generators provides financial technology, education, and research to individuals. Wealth Generators is not a brokerage firm or Registered Investment Advisor. It does not execute trades or take possession of clients' brokerage accounts. Its products undergo distribution via a direct sales model.

Through Wealth Generators, Investview provides education and technology designed to help individuals in navigating the financial markets. The Company’s services include tools and research, newsletter alerts, and live education rooms that comprise instruction on the subjects of equities, options, FOREX, ETF’s, and binary options. Furthermore, Investview offers education and technology applications to help individuals in debt reduction, enhanced savings, budgeting, and proper tax expense management. 

Investview has completed its initial launch of Wealth Generator (WG) Startups that provides education and analysis of the crowdfunding marketplace. The initial webinar was delivered live by WG Startups Market Expert, Mr. Michael Markowski, on October 5, 2017 for Wealth Generators members.

Investview, via its wholly owned subsidiary Wealth Generators, has added Crypto mining services and education to its program services. Wealth Generators has entered into a definitive agreement to offer crypto mining equipment and algorithmic software to Wealth Generators customers.

Mr. Ryan Smith, Investview Chief Executive Officer, said in November 2017, "Working with specialists in cryptocurrency we have arranged access to high powered mining farms for our members through our new product called Crypto. By providing education and access to leading edge technology our members can participate in the forefront of the cryptocurrency movement without the enormous costs of equipment, programming and on-going operations."

In December, Investview announced that Wealth Generators generated roughly $1 million in product sales from its crypto mining product launched in November 2017. Wealth Generators offers crypto currency mining leases for a term of 1,200 days with an entry-level package priced at $499.

Yesterday, Investview announced that it will hold a Live Webinar on January 16, 2018, 3:00 PM Eastern Time to update Shareholders on the Company’s status and recent achievements since the acquisition of Wealth Generators in March of 2017.

Investview, Inc. (INVU), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.017, up 6.25%, on 526,854 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 266,676 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0072/$0.10.

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StartMonday Technology Corp. (STMDF)

Dividend Investor, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, MarketWatch, Barchart, GuruFocus, Science of Stocks, Investorx.ca, and Penny Stock Hub reported on StartMonday Technology Corp. (STMDF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

StartMonday Technology Corp. engages in candidate selection solutions for employers in the retail and hospitality sectors. The Company helps employers choose better candidates, quicker, with the power of 15-second video introductions. A smart recruitment technology enterprise, StartMonday Technology has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

StartMonday Technology was founded by professionals from the recruiting and tech fields - Ray Gibson from recruiting and HR, and Andrew Evans from the founding team at Careerbuilder.com.

StartMonday Technology’s commitment is to building strong tools for the Mobile Generation. Moreover, the Company is further developing its technology with an open blockchain solution for verifiable career histories named CareerChain.

StartMonday's video-led mobile and web applications deliver a better impression of customer skills and personality, ultimately assisting employers in deciding which candidates they should talk to first. This makes the process much more efficient.

StartMonday's core products center around 15-second videos filmed by candidates on their own mobile phones and web browsers. This puts job applications decisively in the social media and mobile native arena.

This enables job seekers to present themselves in their own way. In addition to lessening cost and time-to-hire, the Company brings massive employer branding opportunities to its clients.

Last week, StartMonday Technology announced that it has partnered with Talent Tech Labs (TTL)- Manhattan-based, as part of their late-stage accelerator program targeted at advancing select, mature startups ready for targeted penetration into the North American market. Talent Tech Labs is a sector leader in the knowledge and analysis of up-and-coming trends and technologies applied to improving the state of the art of recruitment.

StartMonday Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ray Gibson said, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected for the TTL accelerator program. This is a limited and very influential opportunity that has previously proven its worth at propelling entry into the U.S. marketplace… We believe this program will ideally position us to really show what StartMonday and CareerChain can do to accelerate success within the HR industry arm of Corporate America.”

StartMonday Technology Corp. (STMDF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0806, up 34.11%, on 123 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,846 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0601/$0.5005.

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Abtech Holdings, Inc. (ABHD)

Greenbackers, Stealth Stocks, Wyatt Investment Research, Investor Ideas, Stock Mister, OTC Journal, The Stock Psycho, Wall Street Resources, FeedBlitz, Topgun stockpicks, Hidden Values Alert, CoolPennyStocks, and AllPennyStocks reported earlier on Abtech Holdings, Inc. (ABHD), and we report on the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Abtech Holdings, Inc. is a full-service environmental technologies and engineering company. It provides creative solutions to communities, industry, as well as governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination. Abtech provides solutions for Stormwater Management, Oil & Gas Water Treatment, and Industrial Water Treatment. OTCQB-listed, Abtech Holdings is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. AbTech Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Abtech Holdings.

Abtech began marketing of produced water and industrial wastewater treatment, and established its engineering subsidiary AEWS Engineering in 2012. AEWS is an independent civil and environmental engineering firm partnered with foremost research and engineering universities.

The foundation of Abtech’s products is on polymer technologies, which can remove hydrocarbons, sediment, and other foreign elements in stormwater runoff, flowing water, and industrial process and wastewater. Abtech’s products include advanced filtration media technologies and different water treatment systems.

The Company’s offerings include the antimicrobial technology- Smart Sponge® Plus. This technology is effective in reducing coliform bacteria found in stormwater, industrial wastewater, and municipal wastewater. Smart Sponge® Plus is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Abtech has installed and validated onsite its first mobile water pre-treatment system centered on oil recovery and hydrocarbon  removal for the treatment of flowback and produced water for the on-shore Oil & Gas industry. This pre-treatment system integrates its Smart Sponge® technology. The design of it is to operate in advance of other treatment systems, boosting overall efficiency and lessening treatment cost.

Abtech Holdings continued its activity in 2017 with several water treatment field trials. It prepared for the second field test of evaporative technology for produced and frac flowback water with a concentration on emissions. It successfully completed a Smart Sponge® hydrocarbon removal and recycling of spent media demonstration in a produced water application for its Colombian distributor, advancing discussions to economics and design issues. In addition, it achieved low phosphorus results on a sanitary wastewater application in China.

In July 2017, Abtech Holdings announced that it and United Stormwater, Inc. collaborated to bring two best-in-class technologies together, providing an inventive solution for developing stormwater challenges in southern California.

A municipality in Los Angeles County, California retrofitted existing infrastructure using United Stormwater's Wing-Gate™ Screens, auto-retractable curb inlet screen covers, and Abtech's Ultra-Urban® Filters, catch basin inserts, so as to prevent stormwater contamination that flows into Legg Lake, one of Los Angeles County's biggest and most popular recreation areas. United Stormwater is a full service stormwater management company.

Abtech Holdings, Inc. (ABHD), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0075, up 19.05%, on 63,500 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 28,029 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0063/$0.019.

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Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM)

Zacks, Stockopedia, Information Vine, OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, and Stockhouse reported on Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Bimini Capital Management, Inc. chiefly invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in the U.S. A specialty finance company, Bimini is an asset manager. The Company OTCQB-listed invests primarily in residential mortgage-related securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).

Formed in 2003, Bimini Capital Management is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. The Company formerly went by the name Opteum, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Bimini Capital Management, Inc. in September 2007.

Bimini Capital Management’s goal is to earn returns on the spread between the yield on its assets and its costs. This includes the interest expense on the funds it borrows.

Bimini also generates a considerable portion of its revenue serving as the manager of the MBS portfolio of Orchid Island Capital, Inc.  Orchid Island Capital is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) (NYSE: ORC).

Bimini Capital Management, as manager, is responsible for administering Orchid Island Capital’s business activities and daily operations.  With this management agreement, Bimini Advisors provides Orchid with its management team. This includes its officers, along with suitable support personnel. Additionally, Bimini maintains a common stock investment in Orchid.

Furthermore, Bimini Capital Management manages the portfolio of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Royal Palm Capital, LLC. Royal Palm Capital is managed with an investment strategy alike to that of Orchid Island Capital.

Last week, Bimini Capital Management announced results of operations for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018. The Company realized Net Income of $0.2 million, or $0.02 per common share. Book value per share was $4.15.

Bimini’s results for the quarter included Advisory Services Revenue of $2.0 million, Interest and Dividend Income of $2.4 million, Interest Expense of $1.3 million, Net Realized and Unrealized Losses of $1.1 million, Operating Expenses of $1.7 million and an Income Tax provision of $0.1 million.

Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.45, down 3.54, on 4,600 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,438 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.86/$2.95.

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HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (HPPI)

MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, BUYINS.NET, and Stockhouse reported earlier on HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (HPPI), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. It discovers, develops, and plans to commercialize front-line therapeutics for patients with cancer. The Company is looking to repurpose the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved antifungal pharmaceutical itraconazole as a potential treatment for cancer. HedgePath Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The Company lists on the OTCQB.   

HedgePath Pharmaceuticals is the exclusive U.S. licensee of a patented formulation of itraconazole, named SUBA-Itraconazole. Clinical studies have shown it to have more bioavailability than generic itraconazole.

The Hedgehog signaling pathway is a major regulator of cellular processes in vertebrates. This includes cell differentiation, tissue polarity, as well as cell proliferation.     

The Company believes (based on published research) that inhibiting the Hedgehog pathway could delay or possibly prevent the development of certain cancers in humans. Leveraging research undertaken by key investigators in the field, HedgePath’s plan is to explore the effectiveness of SUBA-Itraconazole as an anti-cancer agent and to pursue its potential commercialization.   

The design of “SUBA technology” (which stands for “Super Bioavailability”) is to improve the bioavailability of orally administered drugs that are poorly soluble. SUBA-Itraconazole is a patented formulation developed by Mayne Pharma. It has improved absorption and substantially reduced variability in comparison to generic itraconazole.

Last month, HedgePath Pharmaceuticals announced that it signed an exclusive option agreement with the University of Connecticut (UConn) related to patents and patent applications covering certain chemical analogues of the FDA-approved anti-fungal drug itraconazole.

The option agreement went into effect on August 1, 2018. It is for an exclusive option period of six months that is extendible to twelve months.  The optioned field of use includes all therapeutic, prophylactic, and diagnostic uses for cancerous and non-cancerous cell proliferation disorders in humans.

This week, HedgePath Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the Company's present clinical and regulatory pathway related to HedgePath’s SUBA™-Itraconazole as a treatment for Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) in patients with Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome (BCCNS, or Gorlin Syndrome). The  FDA's positive feedback was received at the Company’s earlier announced July 23, 2018 Type-C Meeting with the FDA. It  was confirmed in minutes of the meeting received by HedgePath from the FDA.    

HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (HPPI), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.298, down 0.67%, on 7,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 17,951 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1923/$0.42.

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Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF)

Stockhouse, Morningstar, Barchart, Weed Newswire, OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, MarketNewsUpdates, and 4-Traders reported on Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Future Farm Technologies, Inc.’s business model includes developing and acquiring technologies that will position it as a leader in the development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) for the global production of diverse types of plants, with a concentration on cannabis. The Company has projects across North America. This includes California, Florida, and Maryland.

Future Farm Technologies is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.

Future Farm Technologies provides scalable, indoor CEA systems that use minimal land, water and energy regardless of climate, location or time of year. These systems are customized to grow an abundance of crops close to consumers.

The Company also holds an exclusive worldwide license to use a patented vertical farming technology that, when compared to traditional plant production methods, produces yields up to 10 times greater per square foot of land. Future Farm also uses a leading cannabis oil extraction technology, which enables it to process 20lbs/hour of cannabis plant to yield about 908 grams/hour of oil.

Future Farm Technologies also designs and distributes LED lighting solutions using the COB and MCOB technology. The Company earlier acquired the exclusive right to use a patented, augmented reality (AR) technology in the cannabis industry. Future Farm will work with its partner to merge AR and ad-tech with the cannabis industry through the CannaCube Live™ platform.

Future Farm Technologies earlier this year signed a building lease for its Industrial Hemp CBD Oil production and propagation in Maine. It entered into a lease agreement for an initial 12,960 sq. ft. of space in a 60,000 sq. ft. building, with an option to expand and/or purchase the building.

Future Farm also closed on the purchase of a 15,000-sq. ft. building in Providence, Rhode Island. The building is in an M-1 zone that legally permits the cultivation of cannabis by right.

Yesterday, Future Farm Technologies announced the hiring of Mr. Nathan Gray to provide professional consulting services for industrial hemp cultivation and processing operations and management. Future Farm has effected additional operational procedures as part of the Company’s continuing efforts to be the largest hemp cultivator and CBD producer in New England.

Under Mr. Gray’s leadership, Future Farm’s estimation is that its Maine farms will produce roughly 26,000 pounds of biomass in 2018. The expectation is that this amount will increase to 200,000 pounds in 2019. Costs associated with biomass and seed projections are estimated to be $1M-$1.5M per year.

Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.27, down 5.26%, on 303,589 volume with 159 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 481,394 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$1.6598.

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BlackPearl Resources, Inc. (BLKPF)

Speculating Stocks, YCharts, Equities, HotStocked, 4-Traders, Stockhouse, WalletInvestor, OTC Markets, StockScores, InvestorsHub, Tip Ranks, Investor Network, Barchart, and Stock Target Advisor reported on BlackPearl Resources, Inc. (BLKPF), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

BlackPearl Resources, Inc. is an oil and gas company listed on the OTC Markets. Its focus is heavy oil and oil sands assets located in western Canada. Incorporated in 1984, the Company previously went by the name Pearl Exploration and Production Ltd. It changed its name to BlackPearl Resources, Inc. in May 2009. The Company has its corporate office in Calgary, Alberta.

BlackPearl’s operations are centered in three core heavy oil areas in western Canada. These properties produced 10,600 bbls/d in Q4 of 2017. The Company states that when fully developed, these properties have the potential to produce more than 80,000 bbls/d.

The three core properties are Mooney and Blackrod in Alberta, and Onion Lake in Saskatchewan. Blackrod is the largest of BlackPearl Resources’ three core properties. It will require several years to fully develop.

Mooney is a conventional heavy oil property positioned in northern Alberta. The field was initially developed using primary production techniques. When future alkali surfactant polymer flood (ASP Flood) phases are developed, the property has the potential to produce 3,000 to 5,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

At Mooney, during 2017, BlackPearl Resources re-initiated a portion of the ASP Flood and restarted some of the shut-in primary wells. Production from the re-initiated flood contributed to a 37 percent increase in production in 2017 to roughly 1,100 bbl/d. The Company will continue to ramp-up the flood this year and likely expand the flood into other areas of the field next year.

Blackrod is a planned SAGD development located in the Athabasca oil sands region in northern Alberta. At Blackrod, BlackPearl continues to operate its successful SAGD pilot. The second well pair has been in production for over four years.

In western Canada, Onion Lake is a conventional heavy oil property. It is situated in the Lloydminster area in Saskatchewan.  At Onion Lake, BlackPearl announced in February 2018 that it is nearing completion of the Phase 2 thermal expansion. It has initiated steam injection to the first pad of wells.

In 2017, approximately 76 percent of the Company’s production came from the Onion Lake region. Onion Lake thermal has 2P reserves of 139 mmbbls.

The growth potential for BlackPearl Resources includes growing from 10,000 bbl/d to 16,000 bbl/d in 2019. The Company states that in the next 10 years its existing projects have the potential to get BlackPearl to greater than
40,000 bbl/d. Development of future phases at Blackrod could take the Company over 100,000 bbl/d.

BlackPearl Resources, Inc. (BLKPF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.01, down 2.88%, on 275 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,242 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.7874/$1.21.

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Union Bridge Holdings Limited (UGHL)

StreetInsider, WalletInvestor, 4-Traders, Morningstar, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, YCharts, GuruFocus, TheHotPennyStocks, CapitalCube, Penny Fix, Barchart, Hot Copper, OTC Markets, Simply Wall St, TradingView, Business Insider, and OTC Research reported on Union Bridge Holdings Limited (UGHL), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Union Bridge Holdings Limited engages in senior-care projects. The Company previously went by the name Costo, Inc. It changed its name to Union Bridge Holdings Limited in June 2016. Established in 2014, Union Bridge Holding is based in Hong Kong.

Union Bridge Holdings announced this past April that its subsidiary, Windsor Honour Limited (WHL), entered into a Binding Heads of Agreement to enter into a cooperative venture with the owner of a land parcel of about 4,250 sq. m. in Chae Chang Sub-district, Sankamphaeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, for building and operating a senior-care nursing home facility.  The facility is proposed to have four blocks, each with eight floors, and house approximately 400 residents.

Total investment in the Project for development and construction is estimated to be approximately 200 million Thai Baht. The Project would lease the land for 90 years with automatic renewal each 30 years.

Union Bridge Holdings also earlier announced that its subsidiary, Phoenix Creation Global Limited entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Shenyang Shenhe Yixi Home Care Service Center (Shenyang Yixi) to enter into a joint venture (JV) to promote the development of the elderly care business in China. Phoenix Creation Global would own 65 percent and Shenyang Yixi would own 35 percent.

Shenyang Yixi operates 12 community elderly day-care centers (elderly day-care centers or activity centers) and a district home-care service center (a home-based elderly care center to provide service to the elderly at home), which are government-owned.

Shenyang Yixi would be responsible for the operation of the JV's nursing care facility.  Phoenix Creation Global would be responsible for providing or arranging the financial support for the construction and rental costs.

Recently, Union Bridge Holdings, via its subsidiary Phoenix Creation Global Limited, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Beijing Yi Du Bai Shan Management Limited concerning development and operation of senior healthcare facilities in Beijing. Subject to satisfactory due diligence and negotiation and execution of definitive agreements, Phoenix’s intention is to acquire 85 percent of the shares of Yi Du.

Mr. Joseph Ho, Union Bridge Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer, said, "Through the acquisition of a controlling interest in Yi Du, with its home care centers in Beijing, where the regulations are more mature and clearer than other cities in China, we would have an experienced team of professionals in the home care industry, which would help us to further expand that business in China in the future."

Union Bridge Holdings Limited (UGHL), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.75, down 30.00%, on 15,616 volume with 127 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,057 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.31/$4.25.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR)

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

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation builds and operates clean hydrothermal energy plants around the word. 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 via OTEC and environmentally friendly cooling via Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC). Ocean Thermal Energy is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) technology generates air conditioning without the use of chemical agents. Acting alone, SWAC can decrease 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.

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, which heats a liquid with a low boiling point, such as ammonia.

As the boiling ammonia produces steam, it turns a turbine generator to produce 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.

Ocean Thermal Energy has made major progress on the development of its first OTEC EcoVillage. It has advanced 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 OTEC EcoVillage project consists of, in part, of an OTEC plant that will provide all power and water to roughly 400 residences. It also consists of 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.

Today, Ocean Thermal Energy announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire an established, profitable, and experienced company in the heavy-commercial air conditioning business. The Company noted that this would be a financially attractive acquisition supporting new geographic markets and existing multimillion-dollar revenue streams.

The acquired company would bring considerable heavy-commercial air conditioning expertise and strong operational synergies. The acquisition effect would improve the markets of both enterprises.

Mr. Jeremy P. Feakins, Ocean Thermal Energy’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The proposed acquisition offers an extraordinary opportunity to amplify and strengthen our existing business. We believe the combination of both businesses could create a lifetime of possibilities. The acquisition would also accelerate our strategy to pursue sustainable energy and water production and broaden our leadership in marine renewable energy. We would gain additional business, which will support our growing pipeline of projects. We look forward to the closing of the deal and providing investors with further details."

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.08385, up 4.81%, on 126,828 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 72,829 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.076/$3.00.

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Sun Pacific Holding Corp. (SNPW)

Marketwired, Zacks, MarketWatch, and investorx reported on Sun Pacific Holding Corp. (SNPW), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sun Pacific Holding Corp., by way of its subsidiaries, provides solar bus stops, solar trashcans and “street kiosks” using its unique advertising offerings that provide state and local municipalities with costs efficient solutions. The Company’s subsidiaries include Sun Pacific Power Corp., Street Smart Outdoor Corp., Sun Pacific Security Corp., and National Mechanical Group. A green energy enterprise, Sun Pacific Holding has its corporate office in Manalapan, New Jersey.

The Company specializes in solar and waste to energy technologies. Subsidiary Sun Pacific Power builds next generation solar panels and lighting products made chiefly in the U.S. Sun Pacific Power has eight global manufacturing and assembly locations. These include five in the U.S. 

In 2016, Company subsidiary, Sun Pacific Power, acquired final design of its Smart Solar Bus Shelter. It started deploying it in Sayreville and Howell, New Jersey. The Smart Solar Bus Shelter provides LED lighting for increased visibility and security and also other technological additions not formerly available. Sun Pacific Power provides solar powered bus shelters, solar powered LED trash bins, solar products and lighting products.

Sun Pacific Holding’s subsidiary, Sun Pacific Security, will offer customers the latest in security automation systems. This subsidiary enables one to view secure, live and recorded video of their property at any time on their computer, smartphone or tablet. Sun Pacific Security has not commenced operations in the security sector. It is reviewing plans to provide customers the latest in security automation systems.

Street Smart Outdoor is Sun Pacific’s street furniture outdoor advertising subsidiary. Currently, it is maintaining advertising space on more than 1,000 bus shelter faces, bus benches, smart solar digital shelters and solar trash bins.

Sun Pacific Holding is integrating blockchain technology into its renewable energy business model and strategy designed to improve grid management efficiency for solar and wind farms. The Company earlier signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase 60 acres of land to construct a solar and wind farm, where electricity generation will be optimized through a combination of both energy sources.

Sun Pacific plans to take the project one step closer to the future through utilizing blockchain technology to monitor the new grid, load balance, and increase the life of electrical equipment.

Recently, Sun Pacific announced it filed three additional applications for patent, expanding its increasing patent application portfolio on different innovations relating to improved photovoltaic (PV) solar power panel constructions, proprietary methods of manufacture, and production line systems to be utilized during the planned manufacture of solar power in high volume production environments.

In July,  Sun Pacific’s Street Smart Outdoor subsidiary announced that as part of its strategy to expand its local focused advertising outreach program of its outdoor furniture portfolio in the Northeast, it has partnered and executed a three year performance based representative agreement with Premier Outdoor Media. Sun Pacific’s premium inventory that includes static and digital signage, allows local and regional advertisers to connect with their target audience while on the move. Premier Outdoor Media is a locally-based, boutique out-of-home company. Its geographic footprint encompasses the New Jersey, Philadelphia and Baltimore DMA's.

Sun Pacific Holding Corp. (SNPW), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.042, up 5.00%, on 1,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 69,078 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0323/$0.82.

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American Cannabis Company, Inc. (AMMJ)

Cannabis Financial Network News, Stock News Now, Wealth Insider Alert, Market Intelligence Central, Wall Street Daily, Promotion Stock Secrets, CFN Media Group, The Street, Marketbeat.com, and TheOTCInvestor reported on American Cannabis Company, Inc. (AMMJ), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

OTCQB-listed, American Cannabis Company, Inc. is a full-service Business-to-Business  (B2B) consulting solutions provider. It is also a seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry. American Cannabis provides end-to-end solutions to existing and ambitious participants in the cannabis industry. The Company supports its clients from concept to creation, commercialization and continuing operations. American Cannabis Company has its corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado. 

  American Cannabis Company  provides complete consulting management and products solutions to the regulated cannabis markets. It uses its industry expertise to provide business planning and market assessment services, assist state licensing procurement, create business infrastructure, and establish operational best practices.

The Company has its proprietary product named SoHum Living Soils™. SoHum Living Soils™ is a proprietary "just add water" growing medium. It contains 100 percent natural ingredients.

  SoHum Living Soils™ provides the plant a total buffet of macro/micro nutrients to attain genetic optimization of the cannabis plant. SoHum Living Soils® won the 2017 High Times STASH award for "Best Potting Mix."

Moreover, American Cannabis owns The Cultivation Cube™, and The High Density Cultivation System™. These are proprietary cultivation products.

Regarding Products, American Cannabis provides a  comprehensive  organic grow system, retail solutions (the Satchel™), and grow components. It also provides group purchasing discounts for supplies.

The Satchel is a child-proof, tamper-proof vessel for dispensaries. The Satchel™ may be used by dispensaries to assemble orders and ensure the proper post sale handling of cannabis per each State's legislation.

Concerning Consulting, the Company provides application support, business planning, site selection, and regulatory compliance, among other services. Regarding Management,   American Cannabis provides yield analysis, staffing, business coaching,  and staff training and education, and more.

In early January 2018, American Cannabis Company announced that it secured a consulting contract with California City Cannabis Company in the State of California. In association with the consulting agreement, it will acquire an equity stake in California City’s project that is now non-operational and in the development stage.

As proposed, California City has plans to build a cannabis business park in California City, California. The plans for the park include a total of 20 to 25 acres of land set aside for development, and the potential hosting of future extraction, cultivation, as well as distribution businesses.

Recently, American Cannabis Company announced that it secured a consulting contract with Cloud 9 Apothecary in California. In association with the consulting agreement, it will acquire an equity stake in Cloud 9’s project that is presently non-operational and in the development stage.

The project will be built-out and completed in Desert Springs, California. It will consist of a closed-loop greenhouse containing a 22,000 square foot canopy of premium cannabis cultivars.

American Cannabis Company, Inc. (AMMJ), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.43, up 2.38%, on 69,026 volume with 84 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 138,665 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.41/$1.53.

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nFüsz, Inc. (FUSZ)

Penny Stock General, Shiznit Stocks, Cannabis Financial Network News, PennyStocks24, Fast Money Alerts, Stock Shock and Awe, Penny Champions, Equities.com, MassiveStockProfits, Wall Street Equities Research, Stockgoodies, GrowthPennyStocks, and Penny Dreamers reported earlier on nFüsz, Inc. (FUSZ), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

nFüsz, Inc.  (formerly bBooth)  is a digital technology enterprise headquartered in Hollywood, California. Its proprietary next generation interactive video technology is the heart of its new broadcast and cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products. The Company’s service is built around its proprietary 'Video-First' Notifi technology. This technology places interactive video front and center in all customer and prospect communications. nFüsz lists on the OTCQB.

The Company provides subscription-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM), sales lead generation, and social engagement software on mobile and desktop platforms. These are for sales-based organizations, consumer brands, and artists looking for greater levels of engagement and higher conversion rates. The Company’s software platform can accommodate any size campaign or sales organization. Also, it is enterprise-class scalable to meet the needs of today's worldwide organizations.

nFüsz has its notifiADS product.  NotifiADS permits its customers to embed their interactive videos in online ads they can place almost anywhere online.  

nFüsz products also include notifiWEB. This product enables customers to create and display sales, product, or corporate videos with ‘clickable’ interactive links in the actual video on their ‘WordPress’ and other template-based websites, viewable on desktop and mobile devices.

notifiCRM is nFüsz’s flagship product. notifiCRM is a cloud-based SaaS product. It is provided on a subscription basis, as a totally branded white labeled desktop, mobile, and web-based application  (or embedded in customers’ existing applications through an API). 

nFüsz built an enterprise-class, fully scalable platform around its core technology for the creation and delivery of interactive videos as the centerpiece of a CRM and Lead Generation solution for any sales-based organization.

In addition, the Company has its notifiLINKS product. With it, customers can take that same interactive video described in the abovementioned products, with all the interactive elements intact and distribute to them via Email; Text Messaging; Social Media; Electronic Invitations, and more. 

nFusz has a new partnership with Alpha Networkers Quinn and Maree Moran, to promote nFusz’s notifiCRM, interactive video-based CRM product, to their worldwide sales network of more than 75,000 people.

notifiCRM creates engagement, employing interactive video with clickable calls-to-action in the video. Users can send concise, effective, corporate compliant and interactive videos via email, SMS messages, or distribute them on social media.

nFusz has entered into a strategic partnership with WFN1 News Corp. WFN1 News is the producer of iHeartRadio’s CEO Money - America’s Business Show, hosted by Mr. Michael Yorba, and heard on Talk Radio 1190 AM in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and online at www.wfn1.com.

This cross-promotional, advertising, and revenue share deal provides WFN1 and its clients with access to nFusz’s proprietary notifiCRM interactive video marketing technology, for enhanced promotion and sponsorship opportunities.  nFusz in return will gain brand visibility and guaranteed business media coverage by way of ongoing radio spots and online ads.

Recently, nFusz announced the release of its “Entourage” package. This is a subscription-based account option for its notifiCRM service, which is the world’s first interactive video-based CRM, created specifically for the 100 million people involved with network marketing sales. A corresponding marketing campaign, titled “Network Marketing Made Easy,” launched on January 30, 2018, will promote the new package offering.

Furthermore, nFusz has engaged Concentrus, Inc. to speed upintegration of its notifiCRM interactive video technology into the cloud-based platforms of popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) providers.

nFüsz, Inc. (FUSZ), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.52775, up 7.70%, on 249,724 volume with 116 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 808,607 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0531/$3.04.

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Auscrete Corp. (OTC: ASCK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Auscrete Corp. (ASCK).

Auscrete (OTC: ASCK) recently announced that it will be setting up a production plant that is projected to manufacture building products for 300 houses annually. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/2gEs1.

Auscrete Corp. (OTC: ASCK) is a building products manufacturer of environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient housing and commercial structures using a lightweight hybrid concrete material developed through a proprietary technology. Auscrete’s unique process produces a medium that is cost-efficient, extremely soundproof, offers high insulation values, requires very low maintenance, won’t burn, non-toxic, highly resistant to insects and mold, and resists damage from hurricane forces and earth tremors. It’s a more affordable, energy-efficient “green” construction material that can be utilized for building residential housing and commercial structures.

Affordable homes are increasingly becoming more difficult to purchase in the U.S. with the median price of a new home consistently rising while wages stay stagnant in many areas and mortgage rates rise. The average price of new homes sold in the U.S. in 2017 was nearly $385,000, according to Statista. The homeownership rate in the U.S. has been in decline since 2004, the report states, and now amounts to a little more than 64 percent of Americans.

Auscrete’s lightweight concrete product is described as an aerated concrete material following infusion of a specially designed foaming agent during manufacture. This technology enables the product to have millions of minuscule air bubble “aggregates” introduced and evenly distributed throughout the cast sections, which creates a unique, lightweight product without compromising strength or structural integrity. Each hybrid panel also incorporates a distinctive XPS insulation amalgamation that guarantees greater comfort in a wide range of climatic conditions and a reduction in heating and cooling costs. The final product is a light and strong concrete panel with an extremely high insulation value, as well as excellent fire resistance and sound-proofing qualities.

Auscrete’s product also offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, allowing architects and engineers to develop new design and construction concepts that take advantage of the product’s reduced weight, which is nearly half that of normal concrete. Each panel can be cast in large sections, a common size being 16-feet by 8-feet, for easier transportation and faster construction on site. Savings are enhanced, not only by the energy efficiency of each panel, but through the use of mass production techniques. Auscrete estimates the company can produce a ready-to-move-in turnkey house for around $100 per square foot, which is significantly less than the 2017 median list price of $148 per square foot in the U.S., according to a report by Zillow.

Auscrete is constructing its flagship, 10-acre facility in Goldendale, Washington, on initially 5 acres the company recently purchased with the option to purchase another 5 adjacent acres. This new campus will ultimately comprise of 6 buildings, including 3 production buildings of 25,000 sq. ft. with each production buildings’ capacity of 100 homes annually, giving this flagship facility the ability to produce 300 homes or equivalent commercial structures per year.

During this construction phase, Auscrete has leased a commercial building in Goldendale. The facility will be used as a temporary headquarters and will also serve as a refurbishing station for production equipment the company has developed and used in its prior production plant. John Sprovieri, CEO and founder of Auscrete Corporation, is at the helm of the company with Mike Young serving as vice president of internal operations and Otto Paulette controlling the in-house mechanical services.

Auscrete’s Investor Relations Director, Lee Odom said, “The company’s construction process has already attracted interest from many developers, contractors and builders, some with large tracts of land looking to make available, significant numbers of Affordable Homes throughout the Country. Additionally, there have been significant commercial projects offered including 300 room destination hotel resorts, correctional facilities, a shopping complex, and a court house along with a flood of inquiries from people who are looking for more affordable building options”.

“This could really launch the commercial aspect for?ASCK, apart from residential home production which so many investors are not yet aware of,” Odom said. “A strong combination of both will lead?ASCK?to better performance through all business cycles, thus continuing to enhance the shareholder values, which is always the ultimate goal of Auscrete Corporation.”

Auscrete Corp. (ASCK), closed the day's trading session at $0.06515, up 8.76%, on 2,100 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 121,703,744 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0001/$0.10.

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Marifil Mines Ltd. (TSX.V: MFM) (OTCQB: MFMLF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Marifil Mines Ltd. (MFMLF).

Junior exploration company Marifil Mines (TSX.V: MFM) (OTCQB: MFMLF) has completed its core drilling program at its San Roque property in Argentina. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/lzq5Z.

Marifil Mines Ltd. (TSX.V: MFM) (OTCQB: MFMLF), headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, is engaged in the exploration, evaluation and acquisition of mineral rich resource properties in Argentina. A rising global demand for cobalt and lithium is generating interest in Marifil Mines and its resources located within South America’s famed “Lithium Triangle,” which include 15,267 hectares spanning its recently acquired Ratones and Fraile claims, as well as two lithium properties covering the southern portions of the Carachi Pampa salar in the Argentine province of Catamarca.

The company’s property also includes the Las Aguilas nickel-copper-cobalt deposit property, with more than four contiguous claims in the San Luis province of Argentina. The Las Aguilas property, which is 100% owned by Marifil, is noted as one of the largest cobalt properties in Argentina. Other noteworthy properties in the company’s portfolio include the Toruel copper-silver property, with more than two contiguous claims, and additional potash properties in Punta Colorada, Pedernal and El Carmen.

Marifil’s sizable portfolio of cobalt and lithium claims in what is recognized as the world’s most prolific mining jurisdiction for these resources strategically positions the company to benefit as global initiatives push demand for lithium-ion batteries toward a frenzy. Zion Market Research, a leading research and consulting firm, has forecast that the lithium-ion battery market could hit $67 billion by 2022, realizing a CAGR of more than 13.7% from 2017-2022. Both lithium and cobalt are major components of these energy storage solutions, with industry data indicating that the battery industry currently consumes roughly 42 percent of global cobalt production.

The company is reviving a lithium exploration program that was active in Argentina a decade ago, building on an unexplored mine it owns there. Marifil will utilize a large proprietary geologic and geochemical data base it developed during its 2009 lithium exploration program in the Salta and Catamarca province sites to resume lithium exploration in the region.

Applications for a second mine and negotiations to purchase a third property are underway, which would establish a significant property portfolio of ‘salar’ brine evaporation lakes. Hydrothermal solutions emanating from regional faults in area volcanoes often enrich the brine with lithium, boron, potassium and magnesium.

In addition to nearly 152,000 acres of lithium-staked properties, Marifil owns 887 acres of land for cobalt exploration and 91,565 acres of gold mining rights in an advanced exploration stage in San Roque that company engineers indicate has high gold discovery potential with “excellent infrastructure and mining friendly politics.”

To date, more than $7.5 million has been invested assessing Marifil’s flagship San Roque gold property, including nearly 16,000 meters of diamond core drilling. The property is jointly owned by Marifil and Novagold Resources, with Marifil holding a 51% stake and serving as the current project operator. The company recently commenced a drilling campaign to further evaluate several deposits of significant gold-silver-indium-lead-zinc mineralization on a 4-kilometer-long zone.

Marifil has closed a private placement funding for $2 million that will inject additional life into the company. Proceeds from the funding will benefit acquisition plans, the ongoing drilling program at Marifil’s gold claim and other output from its general working capital accounts.

Robert Abenante, a chartered professional account, serves as president and chief executive officer of the company. He has extensive experience in the public markets and has served as an officer and director of several public and private companies across various industries, with particular success in the mining sector.

Marifil Mines Ltd. (MFMLF), closed the day's trading session at $0.073, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,132 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.165.

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ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX)

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

Chineseinvestors.com, Inc. (OTC:CIIX) was highlighted today in an article explaining how blockchain technology is severely disrupting data center infrastructure, especially in the avenue of Cryptocurrency.

Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: 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 $0.515, off by 4.01%, on 134,116 volume with 63 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 91,859 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.365/$1.58.

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First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC) (OTCQX: FTSSF)

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

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQX: FTSSF) appears to be at the forefront of the rising demand for the metal used to power the new age of electronic vehicles (EVs) and devices. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/xD8nk.

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQX: 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 $0.2532, up 1.69%, on 60,115 volume with 41 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 246,217 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.235/$1.3041.

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Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX).

NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Foresight Autonomous Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), a client of NNW engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry. To view the full publication, titled “From Sunshine to Snow: Self-Driving Car Manufacturers Face the Tough Weather Challenge,” visit: http://nnw.fm/J0Wx3.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015 and headquartered in Israel, is a technological innovator in automotive vision systems and driver assistance technology. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive Ltd., Foresight is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and sensor fusion. The company’s powerful and patented stereoscopic technology is derived from field-proven technology that has been deployed throughout the world for almost two decades.

Foresight’s innovative autonomous driving solutions are based on mature, proprietary stereoscopic image technology that uses two synchronized cameras to mimic human depth perception and produce a three-dimensional image. This 3D image can anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and other obstacles. The technology provides highly accurate real-time alerts about the vehicle’s surroundings while in motion. The systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts.

The company’s patents provide IP protection for its robust and proven proprietary stereoscopic technology, which was developed using the security technology of Foresight’s major shareholder, Magna B.S.P.

Foresight has developed three main products:

  • QuadSight™. This breakthrough detection system sets the bar for autonomous vehicle vision. It features nearly 100 percent obstacle detection with almost zero false alerts and operates optimally under all weather and lighting conditions, including darkness, rain, fog, haze and glare. QuadSight™ is the first quad-camera multi-spectral vision solution of its kind, driven by advanced and proven image processing algorithms. The system consists of two sets of stereoscopic infra-red and visible-light cameras that enable highly accurate and reliable obstacle detection for seamless 24/7 vision.
  • Eyes-On™. This solution uses advanced algorithms for accurate depth analysis and obstacle detection to provide a unique stereo vision Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). It can detect all potential obstacles regardless of shape, form or material, including other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and animals. It has an accuracy and reliability of almost 100 percent and near zero false alerts.
  • Eye-Net™. This is a cellular-based accident prevention solution that is designed to provide real-time pre-collision alerts to vehicles and pedestrians. This proprietary system is deployed on smartphones and cloud-based servers operating on existing cellular networks, and it eliminates the need for additional designated hardware. Eye-Net™ is designed to provide a complementary layer of protection to advanced driver assistance systems and extends this protection to road users who are not in direct line of sight. It is optimally designed for both urban environments and high-speed scenarios to provide protection for the most vulnerable road users. On March 28, 2018, Foresight announced that it had completed a successful feasibility study of its Eye-Net™ accident prevention solution involving 120 users of Android and iOS cell phones located across Israel.

In 2017, Foresight sought more opportunities within the international market. The Company signed pilot agreements with three leading car manufacturers in China and completed pilot projects meeting all pre-defined requirements and criteria. In addition, FRSX completed a pilot project with Uniti Sweden.

Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continue to emphasize the dramatic reduction in accidents and injury-related crashes reported when vehicles are equipped with collision avoidance systems. A recent study by the Institute states that the rate of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes was 11 percent lower in vehicles with the warning systems. More importantly, the study shows collision avoidance technology cut the rates of injury crashes of the same type by 21 percent.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings, Inc. also holds a 32 percent interest in RailVision, a company that develops advanced systems for railway safety and maintenance. RailVision has successfully completed 13 tests in Israel, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in addition to a real-time system test with a European railway operator. Over the course of 2017, RailVision successfully completed rounds of financing totaling $5.8 million and started the process of licensing the system according to European standards.

Haim Siboni is the founder of Foresight and has served as the company’s chief executive officer and director since 2015. Siboni, a passionate entrepreneur, has an extensive background in the marketing and business management sectors in the fields of electronics, video, TV, multimedia, computerized systems, line and wireless telecommunication, design and development of systems and devices, including electro-optic radar systems. He is the founder and CEO of Magna B.S.P., Foresight’s major shareholder and a leading innovator in the field of homeland security surveillance solutions.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX), closed the day's trading session at $2.86, off by 4.34%, on 14,801 volume with 33 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 56,814 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.44/$8.20.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA).

CannabisNewsWire ("CNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA), a client of CNW that focuses on product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD under the brand name “hempSMART™”, an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its products, as well as leasing of real property and expansion of business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry. To view the full publication, titled “Specific Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) Validated by FDA,” visit: http://cnw.fm/T0atR.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) (the “Company”) are pioneers in the cannabis industry going back to 2009 when Don Steinberg, MCOA’s CEO, founded the first marijuana company ever to trade on a U.S. stock market, Medical Marijuana Inc. Since then, Don and his partner, Charlie Larsen, have formed Global Hemp Group and Marijuana Company of America. They have experienced the shift of legislation first hand, not only for the legalization of marijuana but also the emerging hemp-based CBD products.

The CBD market is growing exponentially and consequently the founders of MCOA have constructed their business model around the development of industrial hemp-based CBD products. The industrial hemp plant can be used to produce products that are carbon neutral or even carbon negative. It is one of the longest, strongest natural fibers on earth, used as a building material that is free of mold, pesticide-resistant, and fire proof. Hemp has also been described as a “super food,” which provides additional business opportunities. No part of the plant is left unused and the Company’s overall strategy is to take advantage of every profit center from farm to the multiple valuable finished products.

The cannabis and hemp industries are experiencing unprecedented growth that is expected to continue for many years as these industries are now accepted globally and continue to mature and expand. North American consumers spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis products in 2016, up 34% from 2015’s $5 billion. This trend is widely expected to explode at a 27% compounded annual growth rate to reach $22.6 billion by 2021, according to ArcView Market Research.

The company offers investors the opportunity to be on the forefront of cannabis and hemp innovation through cultivation, processing in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp sectors. The Company’s business model includes producing a diverse portfolio of synergistic business segments that provide value to its shareholders. Its vertically integrated business model and distribution platforms are positioned to capture market share by developing recognizable and valuable brands.

Under the MCOA umbrella, wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, Inc. is committed to bringing high quality CBD-based products to the market through its affiliate marketing program. Through hempSMART, MCOA’s strategic approach to the distribution of products is through a networking architecture geared to maintain customer loyalty and capture market share. The patent-pending product “hempSMART Brain,” is designed to revolutionize the safe and effective support of healthy brain function. The brand new product, HempSMART DROPS, is a full-spectrum CBD tincture formulated with hemp and fractionated coconut oils. The hempSMART marketing team has decades of experience, and is well positioned to take the hempSMART brand to a global audience.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA), closed the day's trading session at $0.02922, off by 0.95%, on 2,983,923 volume with 197 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,943,386 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.022/$0.0728.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

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

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) (“Net Element” or the “Company”), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment including point-of-sale (“POS”), e-commerce and mobile devices, announces the launch of subscription-based payment processing offering aimed at small businesses in the United States. This new offering gains traction through partnership agreement with Payment Club, projected to add over $1.5 million in gross profits over the next four years. Also today, CryptoCurrencyWire released a report on the company detailing how NETE expects a recent acquisition, purchased through subsidiary Unified Payments, to generate well over $5 million in gross profits over the next four years, with recurring profits expected to continue to enhance the company’s profit margins, the company stated in a news release (http://ccw.fm/qOht0).

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.

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 Jeffrey Ginsburg, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, who is the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.

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

Net Element (NETE), closed the day's trading session at $7.09, up 2.16%, on 122,347 volume with 317 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 123,904 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.556/$33.51.

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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 (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) remains focused on the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the energy industry. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/3oR84.

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 $1.35, up 8.00%, on 1,105,8013 with 738 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 297,926 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.28/$1.8892.

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Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: PVOTF)

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

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: PVOT / OTCQB: PVOTF / FRA: NPAT) ("Pivot" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent for the supply of cannabis oils and isolates with Pharmaflorx Ltd. ("PFX"), a privately-held late-stage Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") applicant located in Gatineau, Quebec.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PVOTF), closed the day's trading session at $0.48, up 19.34%, on 186,854 volume with 64 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 102,028 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.047/$2.46.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO)

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

Uptick Newswire today announced the release of an interview with Richard T. Schumacher, President and CEO of Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB:PBIO) (the “Company”) on Uptick Newswire’s “Stock Day” Podcast. The interview was conducted by Uptick’s President, Everett Jolly. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how PBIO and the highly-regarded College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) of The Ohio State University, are collaborating to create a cost-effective and game-changing new method of allowing beverages and liquid foods to be stored at room temperature, according to a recent company press release (http://nnw.fm/f9ZUb).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed the day's trading session at $3.60, up 1.98%, on 1,001 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,102 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.70/$5.00.

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The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF).

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF) announced today that it has selected Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SHOP) to build an innovative ecommerce platform for the delivery of medical and future adult-use organic cannabis world-wide.

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), whose principal location is in Hamilton, Ontario, produces farm grown, organic, pesticide-free medical cannabis in small batches using all natural, organic craft growing principles. TGOD is licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) to cultivate medical cannabis. The company carries out its principal activities producing cannabis pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).

Committed to becoming the global leader in delivering organic cannabis solutions that enhance people’s lives, TGOD consistently adheres to the highest levels of excellence. Its world-class management team includes a proven group of leaders with outstanding executive and operational experience specific to consumer packaged goods, consumer products, cannabis and finance industries.

TGOD is positioned as one of the highest quality and most cost efficient cannabis producers in Canada by leveraging innovative technology and low-cost power solutions. It holds one of the largest land packages under a single ACMPR license in Canada, providing future cannabis Agri-park style development and opportunities for joint ventures, licensing and distribution partners. Its industry leading alliance partners include Eaton, Ledcor Group and Hamilton Utilities Corp.

Eaton is the second largest power management company in the world and promises to supply innovative and cost effective power solutions to meet TGOD’s growing demands. Construction management is supplied by Ledcor, Canada’s second largest multidisciplinary construction company and a pioneer in the Green Building Industry. An alliance with Hamilton Utilities Corp allows TGOD to reduce its power costs from $0.13 per kWh to less than $0.05 per kWh. Greenhouse design is provided by Larssen Greenhouse, whose 25-plus years of experience in building some of the most modern and sophisticated greenhouses in the industry will provide TGOD with state of the art, climate-controlled hybrid greenhouse solutions.

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for cannabis investors with over $1.3 billion raised by Canadian companies to date. There are 58 licensed producers to service a population of 36 million and only two organic producers. TGOD, which holds licenses in Ontario and Quebec, is strategically located in both provinces that together claim 22 million Canadians as residents. Another estimated 57 million people live next door in six U.S. bordering states.

The Canadian cannabis market currently has a massive supply demand gap, which makes TGOD’s expansion plans even more important to investors. These plans include a combined build-out capacity of 970,000 square feet, allowing TGOD to produce 116,000 kg annually of organic cannabis. Upon completion, Phase One in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fully funded, will provide 150,000 square feet of growing capacity capable of producing up to 14,000 kg of cannabis or $112 million in revenue at $8 a gram.

The company’s Quebec expansion will be constructed on a recently secured 75-acre property near Montreal. This new property has a planned expansion of 820,000 square feet capable of producing 102,000 kg of organic cannabis. The first phase of this expansion is underway and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Quebec’s first phase will consist of 220,000 square feet capable of producing 22,000 kg of cannabis. Two additional expansion phases will add 250,000 square feet (26,000 kg of cannabis) and 350,000 square feet (54,000 kg of cannabis). Power costs remain exceptionally low for both facilities with access to all other needed utilities available and close by.

TGOD also plans to gain a share of the burgeoning cannabis oils market which by Q1 2017 accounted for 49 percent of all cannabis sold in Canada under the ACMPR, up from only 27% in Q2 2016. TGOD has ordered a purpose-built extraction laboratory with an estimated commission in Q4 of 2017. This is a commercial-scale CO2 extraction unit capable of processing up to 12,000 kg of raw material per year and producing approximately $170 million worth of organic cannabis oils. Raw cannabis oil provides a significant downstream manufacturing opportunity into several potential recreational market verticals including edibles, beverages, topicals and concentrates.

Data from the Canadian ACMPR Market Trends report indicates a rising number of consumers will continue to seek out healthier, less conspicuous ways to consume cannabis, ensuring sales of organic cannabis oil products remain brisk. Organic cannabis products demand a significant premium compared to non-organic products and the demand keeps growing.

Plans to take the company public are underway with an initial public offering (IPO) slated for January 2018. In November, the company raised $13 million in equity financing and in March closed a $27 million non-brokered private placement. Another $20 million is currently being raised before the IPO in January, which will be utilized for expansion plans.

TGOD is uniquely positioned between the medical and recreational cannabis industry since Canada is scheduled to legalize cannabis for all adults in mid-2018. As of August 2017, TGOD has 2,400 shareholders. Established in 2012, TGOD’s motto, “Making Life Better,” can be seen in its strategic partnerships, top quality management team, and dedication to organic farming and principles.

To learn more about the company and how to invest, contact TGOD directly at financing@tgod.ca

The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed the day's trading session at $4.18, off by 1.30%, on 237,841 volume with 445 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 250,202 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.784/$7.565.

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Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: VRCP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (VRCP).

NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Virtual Crypto Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: VRCP), a client of NNW and technology company dedicated to making cryptocurrencies accessible to the public, specifically by creating payment solutions for businesses and consumers which combine Application Programming Interfaces and Mobile Applications for implementation across ATMs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices. To view the full publication, titled “ATMs Provide Potential Route for Cryptocurrency into the Mainstream,” visit:  http://nnw.fm/puY7b.

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 $0.129, up 4.03%, on 23,515 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 30,962 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0125/$0.38.

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