The QualityStocks Daily Stock List
- Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG)
- Dthera Sciences (DTHR)
- Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY)
- Almost Never Films, Inc. (HLWD)
- Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (GMBL)
- Nemaura Medical, Inc. (NMRD)
- AltiGen Communications, Inc. (ATGN)
- DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. (DMCAF)
- Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC)
- Almadex Minerals Limited (AXDDF)
- Butler National Corp. (BUKS)
- Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF)
- MYnd Analytics, Inc. (MYND)
- Alacer Gold Corp. (ALIAF)
Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG)
Stockwatch, Wallstreet Online, InvestorsHangout, Barchart, Financial Buzz, Simply Wall St, TradingView, MarketWatch and last10k reported on Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. is a lithium exploration and development company. It engages in identifying, evaluating, and developing early-stage lithium exploration opportunities in North America. The Company previously went by the name Wishbone Pet Products, Inc. It changed its name to Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. last month. The Company has its corporate office in Henderson, Nevada. Blue Eagle Lithium lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
Blue Eagle Lithium has a 100 percent Working Interest (WI) in 200 placer claims in Railroad Valley, Nevada, a highly prospective green-fields lithium brine target in the heart of the Basin and Range geologic province. The staked claims encompass 4,000 acres (roughly 1,619 hectares) over a large portion of Railroad Valley. They are ready for the next phase of lithium exploration.
The Railroad Property is approximately 48 miles to the southwest of Ely, Nevada. Railroad Valley, Nevada is a highly prospective green-fields Petro-Lithium brine target area. It features many similarities to the nearby Clayton Valley.
The main exploration target within the Railroad Property would be more recent playa sediments, mostly within 2,000 feet (610 meters) of the valley’s surface. Test wells will be drilled to provide lithologic data and lithium analysis samples.
The Railroad Property warrants surface and shallow drilling evaluation for possible surface-mineable lithium-rich units based on different sources of geological data. Blue Eagle Lithium’s team will analyze available samples, well logs and seismic data to complete the geologic picture for the Railroad Property in light of present lithium brine-formation theories.
Blue Eagle Lithium’s core leadership team consists of experienced leaders whom represent many years of industry experience in the energy, financial, and geology fields. This core team comprises Mr. Rupert Ireland: CEO, Board of Directors; Mr. Rod Murray: Chief Operations Officer (COO); Mr. Gavin Harrison: Director of Operations; and Mr. Robert FE Jones: Board Advisor.
Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.01, down 3.81%, on 12,704 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,585 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.98/$1.06.
Dthera Sciences (DTHR)
4-Traders, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Investors Hub, Barchart, Stockopedia, TradingView, and Simply Wall St reported on Dthera Sciences (DTHR), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Dthera Sciences is a digital therapeutics company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. The Company works to improve Quality of Life (QoL) and lessen anxiety in residents with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and isolation. Its concentration is on developing innovative digital QoL therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and oncology. Dthera Sciences’ lead product is ReminX (regarding Reminiscence Therapy for Anxiety Reduction). Dthera Sciences has its headquarters in San Diego, California.
ReminX is an artificial-intelligence (AI)-powered digital therapeutic. The design of ReminX is to lessen anxiety and improve QoL in patients with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia. ReminX has completed a successful clinical trial with the University of California San Diego showing its effectiveness as a scalable form of Reminiscence Therapy.
Reminiscence Therapy (RT) is talking about or reviewing recognizable memories. This is through looking at photos, and hearing or discussing the familiar stories related to them. ReminX is a digital therapeutic. It takes personalized stories and delivers a treatment called Reminiscence Therapy to ease stress.
Family members use the ReminX application (app) to upload photos and provide narration. Seniors pick up their ReminX tablet to watch stories from their own and their loved one’s lives. The patient’s custom tablet plays stories on demand. There is no interface for the patient to learn. Picking up the tablet starts stories. Putting the tablet down stops them. ReminX utilizes a digital assistant to help in curating content for an individual’s loved one. ReminX is available on IOS and Android.
Important developments for Dthera Sciences in 2017 included completing a proof-of-concept study for lead product, ReminX, at University of California San Diego. Study results in 14 patients suffering from dementia showed considerable decreases in anxiety, depression, and overall emotional distress. Moreover, the Company completed a successful beta test of its proprietary sales funnel, providing key proof points in support of achieving 2018 sales targets for ReminX.
Recently, Dthera Sciences announced the launch of ReminX™. This is an AI-powered consumer health product. The design of it is to digitally deliver Reminiscence Therapy to individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementias, and also from social isolation. This digital therapeutic device is the first to center on the care of the elderly.
Mr. Edward Cox, Dthera Sciences’ Chief Executive Officer, said, "For the first time, hyper-personal Reminiscence Therapy can be delivered to thousands of individuals for a little over a dollar a day. This is a great example of compelling science and scalable technology being combined to make a major positive impact."
Last week, Dthera Sciences announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Device designation to Dthera’s development-stage product, DTHR-ALZ. If granted approval, DTHR-ALZ would become the first non-pharmacological prescription treatment for the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The intention of DTHR-ALZ is to be a prescription digital therapeutic that will deliver Reminiscence Therapy to patients with Alzheimer's disease. The device will use AI to automatically optimize the therapy based on different forms of biofeedback from the patient.
The proposed indication for use states that "DTHR-ALZ is intended to mitigate the symptoms of agitation and depression associated with major neurocognitive disorder of the Alzheimer's type." To the Company's knowledge, Dthera is only the second digital therapeutics company to achieve Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA.
Dthera Sciences (DTHR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.49, down 0.20%, on 10,500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,032 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.30/$2.00.
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY)
Barchart, MarketWatch, Market News Updates, Business Wire, Stockwatch, InvestorsHub, Daily Marijuana Observer, Stockhouse, GuruFocus, Insider Financial, and OTC Markets reported on Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. is a foremost cannabis technology platform. Leafbuyer is one of the most comprehensive online sources for searchable cannabis deals, specials, and menu’s. Leafbuyer is the official marijuana deals platform of Voice Media Group, Grasscity, Dope Media and LA Weekly. OTCQB-listed, Leafbuyer Technologies has its corporate office in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
The Company’s online network reaches millions of marijuana consumers each month. Leafbuyer Technologies continues to expand into every legal state. It is working to be the ultimate cannabis resource, providing consumers and businesses with the resources they need to flourish in the cannabis industry.
Leafbuyer.com connects consumers with dispensaries. The Company works alongside businesses to highlight their innovative products and build a network of loyal patrons. Leafbuyer Technologies has launched Leafbuyer TV. Leafbuyer TV includes television news style segments to complement and enhance the Leafbuyer.com News and Blog section of its website, as well as the Company’s social media platforms. The TV service is free to the public.
Leafbuyer Technologies is strategically positioned for major expansion into the California Recreational cannabis market this year. With the passage of Proposition 64, effective January 1, 2018, California residents no longer require doctor’s approval to buy cannabis. Leafbuyer says it is well-prepared to connect consumers with dispensaries throughout California.
Phase Two of Leafbuyer Technologies’ advanced large-scale platform based on blockchain technology has begun. Working with its select specialists, Wunderkind Technologies, LLC, the second strategic phase has started to reliably verify transactions with dispensaries. Blockchain will permit Leafbuyer Technologies’ systems management team to accurately, in real time, verify referrals, customer traffic, point-of-purchase, pricing and a broad number of proprietary data points for the Company’s clients.
Recently, Leafbuyer Technologies announced a deal to provide a set of services to Surterra Wellness. Surterra is one of the top dispensary chains in the Sunshine State. It has eight dispensary locations and two distribution centers in Florida and Texas. In addition, Surterra Wellness provides statewide delivery services in Florida.
Today, Leafbuyer Technologies announced it is the first major cannabis technology platform to combine all three major advertising initiatives for legal dispensaries into one offering, named “The Ultimate Bundle.” Available immediately, the inventive package combines three core marketing tools. These are consumer attraction tools (directory listings), a strong texting and loyalty platform, as well as online ordering.
Mr. Kurt Rossner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leafbuyer Technologies, said, “We believe this is the most significant enhancement to our platform yet. Currently, our average customer spends around $400 per month for our services. By now offering three key services, and packaging them into one bundle, we will have the opportunity for $900-$1200 per customer per month. These services will all be highly integrated, and we believe will create superior value to anything currently available in the market.”
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.03, up 0.98%, on 146,103 volume with 216 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 186,175 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.861/$3.15.
Almost Never Films, Inc. (HLWD)
The Street, YCharts, Simply Wall St, Dividend Investor, Street Insider, Market Exclusive, MarketWatch, and Marketbeat reported on Almost Never Films, Inc. (HLWD), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Almost Never Films, Inc. is an independent film company based in Los Angeles, California. Its focus is on film production, finance and production related services for movies under budgets of $35 million. Its business is to enable relationships between creative talent and companies who produce, finance and distribute motion pictures. Almost Never Films lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
The Company’s goal is to create, acquire, or license rights to materials upon which it believes motion pictures can be based. Mr. Danny Chan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Almost Never Films. He is also a Managing Director of Iconic Private Equity Partners, headquartered in Hong Kong.
In November 2017, Almost Never Films announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Flix Entertainment. The new partnership is a multi-film financing agreement to produce six faith-based original motion pictures. Pure Flix Entertainment is a U.S. independent Christian film and television studio, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Pure Flix Entertainment will distribute the films internationally in new media format. Almost Never Films will contribute its financial, development, and production services.
Almost Never Films announced in December 2017 its teaming with Howard and Karen Baldwin of Kemb Productions, Stuart Benjamin Productions, and Nick Cassavetes to develop a scripted television series. Nick Cassavetes will write the pilot, which follows the rise and fall of Bruce McNall, a self-made tycoon who owned the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), and who was also deeply involved in the high profile worlds of antiquities, coins, race horses, film and sports.
Almost Never Films announced this past February that it completed principle photography of the faith-based film "Bethlehem Ranch". The cast of the feature film includes Tara Reid. Almost Never Films and Big Film Factory, LLC are producing this film. Pure Flix Entertainment will be distributing "Bethlehem Ranch" around the world in new media format.
This past June, Almost Never Films announced that it will finance and produce the second season of "The Chair". This is a reality series that follows two up-and-coming directors through the process of making their first film based on the same source material. Academy Award nominated producer Chris Moore created the reality series. Mr. Moore will serve as executive producer of season two along with Josh Shader and Tony Sacco from season one.
Almost Never Films, Inc. (HLWD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.69, even for the day, on 600 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,730 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.69/$2.356.
Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (GMBL)
OTC Markets, RedChip, Real Pennies, and Proactive Investors reported earlier on Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (GMBL), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a next generation, licensed, online gambling business especially focused on esports wagering. The Company’s plan is to offer wagering on esports events in a fully licensed, regulated, and secured platform to the global esports audience, excluding the United States. Esports Entertainment Group has offices in St. Mary's, Antigua, and Barbuda. The Company’s shares trade on the OTCQB.
Esports Entertainment is a licensed online gambling business with a specific concentration on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The Company’s online esports gambling platform will be completely licensed and the highest regulated esports gambling site internationally.
Esports Entertainment’s intention is to offer users around the world the ability to participate in multi-player video games tournaments online for cash prizes. At present, the Company is developing several play money websites and its real money wagering website.
Esports Entertainment Group has been issued a Client Provider Authorization Permit by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. The Company has applied for an Interactive Wagering License with the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of Antigua and Barbuda to conduct real money interactive gaming on a global basis from centers in Canada and Antigua.
Esports Entertainment earlier announced an agreement with PartnerMatrix. This is the first platform that enables online sportsbook and casino operators to run Affiliate System with Agent functionality and Agent System with Affiliate functionality. With the agreement, Esports Entertainment will integrate the PartnerMatrix platform to manage its affiliate program on an expedited basis.
Last month, Esports Entertainment announced the signing of Affiliate Marketing Agreements with 40 additional esports teams as the Company builds affiliate marketing activities in support of its recent launch of VIE (https://vie.gg). VIE is the world’s first and most transparent esports betting exchange. The addition of the 40 esports teams brings the total number of esports team affiliates to 100 since the Company’s first announcement on April 5, 2018.
Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (GMBL), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.65, down 5.80%, on 8,731 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 15,450 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.147/$2.70.
Nemaura Medical, Inc. (NMRD)
Market Exclusive, BusinessWire, Barchart, OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Simply Wall St, and 4-Traders reported on Nemaura Medical, Inc. (NMRD), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nemaura Medical, Inc. is a medical technology business developing the wireless sugarBEAT® disposable adhesive skin-patch as a non-invasive, needle-free, pain-free, and affordable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for adjunctive use by diabetics. The Company’s patient-friendly technology has the potential to transform health monitoring through providing real-time, tailored feedback on glucose, lactate, and other vital body performance metrics. Listed on the NasdaqCM, Nemaura Medical is headquartered in Loughborough, England.
Nemaura’s patented BEAT™ technology (passing a mild, non-perceptible electric current across the skin) draws a small number of selected molecules, such as glucose, into a patch placed on the skin. These molecules are drawn out of the interstitial fluid. The patch (via a sensor) measures the amount of that molecule present, converting it into a meaningful concentration value for clinical diagnosis or preliminary guidance for self-treatment.
The BEAT™ technology will permit remote continuous monitoring of chronic diseases and health conditions. It is to replace traditional invasive methods of diagnosis and healthcare observation procedures. The sugarBEAT® App can be pre-downloaded on a user’s smart device. There is an optional sugarBEAT® handheld reader (applicable where a user chooses not to use their own smart device).
sugarBEAT® provides accurate glucose measurement. sugarBEAT® consists of a reusable transmitter containing a daily-disposable adhesive skin-patch.
At the end of July, Nemaura Medical announced it started the first of several planned studies in support of a submission to the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of its sugarBEAT® product. The Company further announced positive interim results from the home-use portion of this initial study.
The expectation is that the initial U.S. study will enroll 75 patients wearing the device over a 7-day period, including 3 days in a clinical setting (525 total patient days; 225 total in-clinic days). Initial U.S. study completion and FDA submission is anticipated in Q1 2019.
With its approved contract manufacturers, Nemaura Medical started manufacturing scale-up in preparation for expected launch in the United Kingdom (UK) in the coming months. The Company placed an initial order with a UK contract manufacturer for 12,500 sugarBEAT® rechargeable transmitters. These will be supplemented with about 100,000 skin-patches per month.
Nemaura Medical, Inc. (NMRD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.15, down 0.92%, on 51,920 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $2.05/$6.80.
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (ATGN)
Stock Twits, Zacks, Stockhouse, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, Simply Wall St, 4-Traders, MarketWatch, Marketbeat and Amigo Bulls reported on AltiGen Communications, Inc. (ATGN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
AltiGen Communications, Inc. is a provider of Hosted Skype for Business and Contact Center solutions. The Company is a foremost Microsoft Cloud Solutions provider. It delivers fully managed Unified Communications services, combining Hosted Skype for Business, Advanced Cloud PBX, and Innovative Cloud Contact Center applications with seamless integration to Office 365. AltiGen Communications has its corporate office in San Jose, California.
The design of the Company’s solutions is for high reliability, user-friendliness, and seamless integration to Microsoft infrastructure technologies. AltiGen’s solutions are constructed on a scalable, open standards platform. Its Cloud Unified Communications solution substantially simplifies deployment and management. This is while enabling SMBs and enterprises to considerably lessen costs and lower total cost of ownership.
AltiGen’s all-software solution provides businesses the flexibility to deploy on-premises, in the Cloud, or in a hybrid environment. The Company’s inventive and feature rich Cloud PBX and Multi-Channel Contact Center solutions natively integrate with Skype for Business and Office 365. This is to deliver business-critical functionalities required by SMBs (Small and Midsize Businesses) and enterprises.
AltiGen’s MaxUC is a unique new Unified Communications solution. It combines the Company’s MaxCS IP PBX with Microsoft’s Skype for Business. Also, AltiGen has its MaxCS SIP Trunk. The SIP Trunk Service is an enterprise grade VoIP service optimized for AltiGen Communications solutions.
Furthermore, AltiGen has its MaxACD Cloud. MaxACD enhances Skype for Business and Office 365 with Cloud-based Automated Multimedia Routing and Queuing capabilities to address the Enterprise “Line of Business” requirements for Internal or External customer requests.
AltiGen Communications also has its Enterprise Cloud PBX. This is a complete Cloud-based enterprise-wide PBX and Contact Center solution for Office 365, founded on the Company’s Hosted Skype for Business, integrated with its MaxACD advanced communications application set.
In July, Altigen Communications and iomart Group PLC (IOM), the managed cloud services specialist, announced a strategic partnership to deliver a wide-ranging UK-based cloud communications service providing a one stop solution for contemporary business communications. This partnership between Altigen Communications and iomart Group was created to deliver a scalable, resilient and feature rich voice and multimedia cloud communications service founded on the Microsoft Skype for Business platform, Altigen's natively integrated advanced routing and queuing applications, deployed and managed in iomart's ISO 9001 PCI/DSS compliant data centers.
Recently, Altigen Communications announced its financial results for Q3 ended June 30, 2018. Revenue was $2.6 million. This represents a 21 percent increase over the previous year Q3. GAAP Net Income for Q3 of fiscal 2018 was $92,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, versus Net Income of $383,000, or $0.02 per diluted share in the prior quarter, and versus Net Income of $98,000, or $0.00 per diluted share during the same period the year prior.
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (ATGN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.51, up 1.59%, on 6,391 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 9,741 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$0.64.
DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. (DMCAF)
MarketWatch, Stockhouse, GuruFocus, Zacks, OTC Markets, Barchart, Marketwired, Penny Stock Hub, BusinessInsider.com, StreetInsider, The Street, and WeeklyHub.com reported on DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. (DMCAF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
A clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. concentrates on improving the lives of patients with neurological and kidney diseases associated with low KLK1 levels. The Company is developing unique treatments where there is significant unmet clinical need or where no present therapies are available with an emphasis on neurological and kidney diseases.
The Company previously went by the name DiaMedica, Inc. It changed its corporate name to DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. in December of 2016. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
DiaMedica Therapeutics is developing DM199. This is a recombinant (synthetic) human protein for patients suffering from neurological and kidney diseases.
DM199 has undergone clinical testing, which demonstrates its exceptional safety as a potential treatment for an array of disorders. DiaMedica is positing DM199 for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy and post-insult treatment from acute ischemic stroke (AIS).
Five clinical trials in more than 100 patients have been conducted with DM199. At present, DiaMedica Therapeutics is conducting a clinical trial designed to identify a dose of DM199 that is comparable to the human urinary and porcine approved versions in Asia. The results of the study will direct dosing for Phase II and Phase III clinical trials.
The Company believes DM199 has the potential to treat a wide array of clinical scenarios where re-establishing blood flow and lessening inflammation in patients is critical to preserving organ function. In 2017, DiaMedica Therapeutics advanced its deep understanding of DM199. In addition, the Company moved into the second phase of clinical trials. The DM199 Phase 2 REMEDY stroke study was started in fall 2017.
The DM199 Phase 1B bridging study for acute ischemic stroke dosing trial with DM199 was completed. This is an important milestone. It identified a therapeutic dose of DM199 that pharmaceutically matches the crude form of the protein, called Kailikang®. Kailikang® is approved in Asia. It has been used to treat more than 400,000 stroke patients.
In September 2017, the Australasian Stroke Trials Network (ASTN) announced its support for the Company’s Phase 2 REMEDY stroke study. ASTN is the key organization that promotes, facilitates, as well as coordinates stroke clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand.
Furthermore, DiaMedica Therapeutics identified chronic kidney disease (CKD) caused by Type 1 diabetes as the main indication for its first kidney disease trial. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a face-to-face meeting with the Company in Q1 2018 to discuss its planned CKD trial and the regulatory path ahead. The intention of the meeting is to provide important confirmation and/or clarification of the required clinical path for CKD to be followed by initiation of a clinical study.
In February, DiaMedica Therapeutics announced the first patient enrollment, at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia, in its Phase 2 REMEDY trial assessing the safety, tolerability and markers of therapeutic efficacy of DM199 (recombinant human KLK1) in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. This trial will enroll about 60 patients. They will be randomized to receive either DM199 or placebo.
DiaMedica Therapeutics, Inc. (DMCAF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.43, up 10.68%, on 61,584 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 260,942 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.188/$0.6887.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC)
Investing.com, MarketWatch, Morningstar, 4-Traders, Capital Cube, and StockInvest.us reported on Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (also known as Freddie Mac) provides mortgage capital to lenders. Freddie Mac was created by Congress in 1970. It makes home possible for homebuyers, homeowners and renters across the nation. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC) is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
FMCC’s mission is to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing market in all economic conditions. FMCC operates in the secondary mortgage market. FMCC keeps mortgage capital flowing through purchasing mortgage loans from lenders so they subsequently can provide more loans to qualified borrowers.
Fundamentally, FMCC purchases residential mortgage loans originated by lenders, and also invests in mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities.
The Company’s business lines include Single-Family – supports homebuyers and homeowners; Multifamily – supports renters; and Capital Markets - manages its investment portfolio. FMCC has made home possible close to 77 million times since 1970.
In 2017, FMCC provided $429 billion in mortgage funding. In addition, FMCC’s total guarantee portfolio grew to $2 trillion in 2017. Furthermore, the Company reported $5.6 billion in Net Income in 2017.
Yesterday, FMCC released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). It shows the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increasing for the eighth-consecutive week.
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.43 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 1, 2018. This is up from last week when it averaged 4.40 percent. A year prior at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.10 percent.
The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.90 percent with an average 0.5 point. This is up from last week when it averaged 3.85 percent. A year prior at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.32 percent.
The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.62 percent this week with an average 0.4 point. This is down a bit from last week when it averaged 3.65. A year prior at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.14 percent.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.61, up 0.63%, on 1,357,913 volume with 418 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,310,611 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.20/$3.24.
Almadex Minerals Limited (AXDDF)
MarketWatch and Streetwise Reports reported on Almadex Minerals Limited (AXDDF), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Almadex Minerals Limited holds a large mineral portfolio comprising projects and NSR royalties in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Currently, the Company is concentrating on exploration at its El Cobre gold/copper porphyry project in Veracruz, Mexico. Almadex Minerals has its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia. An exploration enterprise, the Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.
At its El Cobre gold/copper porphyry project, Almadex Minerals holds a 100 percent interest, subject to a sliding-scale Net Smelter Returns (NSR) royalty equivalent to 0.5 percent if production from the property surpasses 10,001 tonnes per day of ore. The NSR can be reduced to 0.25 percent at this production rate through the payment of US$3 million.
Company properties in Mexico include the aforementioned El Cobre property and an Eastern Cluster of properties. In British Columbia, Canada, the Company has properties in the Southern British Columbia Gold Belt. It also has the Lac de Gras area diamond project located at Mackay Lake in the Northwest Territories (NWT).
In the United States, Almadex Minerals has the Willow Project. This Project is in Douglas and Lyon Counties Nevada. The Willow Project totals approximately 10,252 hectares. The Company also has the rest of its Nevada Portfolio - the Monte Cristo Project, Paradise Valley, and Veta, along with the Willow Project.
Almadex Minerals acquired three Mexican properties from Alianza Minerals Ltd. It acquired the Yago, Mezquites, and San Pedro properties in return for a 1 percent NSR capped at CAD$1 million.
Almadex Minerals earlier announced that it and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Almadex Americas, Inc., signed a definitive agreement to option up to 75 percent of its interest in the Willow project, Nevada, to Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp.
Recently, Almadex Minerals announced it received the final assay results from the final 2017 drill holes EC-17-043 (Raya Tembrillo) and 044 (El Porvenir). The Raya Tembrillo area is the very northern portion of the large Villa Rica Zone of the El Cobre property. It is roughly two kilometers south of the Norte Zone where most of the preceding drilling since 2016 on the El Cobre property was carried out. The Porvenir Zone is approximately 3 km to the southeast of the Norte Zone and 1.8 km southeast of the Raya Tembrillo area of the Villa Rica Zone.
J. Duane Poliquin, Almadex Minerals’ Chairman, said, “We are very excited to report these final assays from the very successful 2017 drill program. In 2017 we stepped out roughly 2 kilometers to the south of the Norte Zone and hit significant mineralization in first pass drilling in the northern part of the large Villa Rica Zone. We believe that the results from Raya Tembrillo are proof of large scale porphyry potential in this part of the project. The drill results from 2016 and 2017 clearly show that we are dealing with a large cluster of porphyry systems all of which hold the potential to be important porphyry copper-gold deposits. We are currently defining a large 2018 drill program and look forward to reporting that shortly.”
Last week, Almadex Minerals announced that its Board of Directors unanimously approved a strategic reorganization of the Company’s business. Almadex's early stage exploration projects, royalty interests and certain other non-core assets will be transferred to a newly incorporated company (Spinco). Almadex Minerals shareholders will receive shares in Spinco in proportion to their shareholdings in Almadex Minerals (the Spin-out).
The El Cobre gold/copper porphyry project will remain in Almadex Minerals. Almadex Minerals is undertaking the reorganization to concentrate on the development of its El Cobre gold-copper porphyry project. Almadex Minerals’ present team of Officers will manage Spinco.
Almadex Minerals Limited (AXDDF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.56, up 44.44%, on 361,313 volume with 256 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 80,267 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.383/$1.44.
Butler National Corp. (BUKS)
Zacks, Marketbeat.com, MarketWatch, and Feed Blitz reported previously on Butler National Corp. (BUKS), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Butler National Corp. is a top manufacturer and provider of support systems for commercial and military aircraft. The Company is also a recognized provider of management services in different business groups. These include the gaming industry. Butler is a leader in the growing global market for aircraft structural modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Listed on the OTCQB, Butler National is based in Olathe, Kansas.
The Company formed in 1968 through the merger of an aviation research firm owned by the Butler family and National Connector Corporation. Butler National combined resources of the two companies to develop one of the first commercial Area Navigation Systems (RNAV) used for airplane navigation.
Butler’s subsidiaries include Avcon Industries, Inc.; Butler Avionics, Inc.; BCS Design, Inc.; Boot Hill Casino & Resort; The Stables Casino; and Butler National-Tempe. Avcon Industries provides aircraft owners and operators with products and services designed to satisfy special mission requirements, or enhance the utility of business jets and turboprops.
Butler National’s Aerospace segment concentrates on the manufacturing of support systems for "Classic" commercial and military aircraft. This includes the Butler National TSD for the Boeing 737 and 747 Classic aircraft. In addition, this segment concentrates on switching equipment for Boeing McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, weapon control systems for Boeing Helicopter, and performance enhancement structural modifications for Learjet, Cessna, Dassault, and Beechcraft business aircraft.
Boot Hill Casino & Resort is in Dodge City, Kansas. It is home to the first state owned and operated casino gaming in Kansas. The Stables Casino is a Class III gaming establishment in Miami, Oklahoma. The Miami Tribe and the Modoc Tribe owns it.
Butler National-Tempe operates in the Defense Contracting & Electronics industry. Butler’s Management Services segment includes temporary employee services, gaming services, and administrative management services. Butler Avionics’ services include new installations and retrofits, to avionics, autopilot, instruments, as well as radar troubleshooting and repair. Furthermore, BCS Design is a full-service architectural firm.
Last month, Butler Avionics, the subsidiary of Butler National, announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of the Butler National ADS-B (Out) avionics solution in the Learjet Model 35, 35A, 36, 36A and Lear 60.
The EASA approved STC modification, STC Number 10063974, provides an independent ADS-B(Out) system with the installation of the Garmin GTX 3000 Transponders, the GDL 88 (Dual Band UAT/1090 Receiver with WAAS GPS Sensor) and the Flight Stream 210 Bluetooth Transmitter in the Learjet 35, 35A, 36, 36A and Learjet Model 60 airplanes. This system provides a seamless interface to most TCAS II equipment. It does so while providing the crew optional access to ADS-B(In) when within the U.S.
In addition, in December, Butler National announced its financial results for Q2 fiscal 2018 ended October 31, 2017. Q2 fiscal 2018 resulted in a Net Income of $84,000 versus a Net Income of $519,000 in Q2 fiscal 2017. The Company stated: “Revenue decreased 13 percent to $11.2 million in the three months ended October 31, 2017, as compared to $12.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2016. The decrease in revenue reflects a decrease in Aerospace Products revenue (down 25 percent) and a decrease of 5 percent in Professional Services revenue. Butler National Corporation continues to drive growth in international markets and through the development of new supplemental type certificates. This includes significant efforts in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.”
Butler National Corp. (BUKS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.2425, up 3.19%, on 4,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 27,504 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.18/$0.3599.
Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF)
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Trevali Mining Corporation is a zinc-focused, base metals company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its strategy includes attaining mid-tier Mining Company status via a combination of organic growth and unique deals and strategic alliances. The Company previously went by the name Trevali Resources Corp. It changed its name to Trevali Mining Corporation in April of 2011. Incorporated in 1964, Trevali Mining lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
The Company is focusing exploration activities in highly prospective, under-explored terrain in nations and regions that offer security of tenure and support mineral deposit development. Trevali Mining is a pure-play producer with industry-leading leverage to zinc with 80-85 percent of revenue coming from zinc production.
Production has risen annually for five straight years. Resources at all mines remain open for expansion with exploration drill programs continuing. Glencore is a cornerstone strategic shareholder - 25.6 percent.
Trevali Mining has four mines. These are the wholly-owned Santander mine in Peru, the wholly-owned Caribou mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, Trevali Mining’s 80 percent owned Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, and its 90 percent owned Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso.
In addition, Trevali Mining owns the Halfmile and Stratmat base metal deposits in the Province of New Brunswick. At present, these are undergoing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) reviewing their potential development.
Last month, Trevali Mining announced the latest results of its 2017 exploration campaign at the Caribou Zinc Mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of New Brunswick. Directional exploration drilling defined a significant body of massive sulphide mineralization containing major zinc-rich polymetallic intervals. As presently defined, the zone is centered roughly 350 meters from the currently defined deposit. Moreover, it remains open for expansion.
Also concerning the Bathurst Mining Camp, Trevali Mining acquired five strategic mineral claim blocks from partner Glencore subject to a 2 percent NSR (Net Smelter Return) for any future production for a total of 3,520 ha of area, expanding Trevali's total land holdings to 11,380 ha in the Camp.
This week, Trevali Mining reported preliminary consolidated Q4 2017 production of 104.8-million payable pounds of zinc, 13.5-million payable pounds of lead and 396,899 payable ounces of silver. Preliminary 2017 annual production was 177.4-million payable pounds of zinc, 45.8-million payable pounds of lead and 1,561,508 payable ounces of silver.
The Company had record overall consolidated Q4-2017 and 2017 annual zinc and lead production. It had its highest annual zinc production, mill throughput and mine output at the Perkoa mine.
Trevali Mining had record quarterly metal production, mine output and mill throughput at the Caribou mine. The continuing transition to owner mining has enabled productivity improvements.
The Rosh Pinah mill re-grind circuit completed in Q4. It is anticipated to increase recoveries and increase concentrate quality. The Company states that the integration of the Perkoa and Rosh Pinah mines, acquired from Glencore on August 31, 2017, continues to progress well.
Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.61, up 1.24%, on 5,624 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 113,014 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.454/$1.37.
MYnd Analytics, Inc. (MYND)
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MYnd Analytics, Inc. is a predictive medicine company headquartered in Mission Viejo, California. Mynd brings objective physical findings to psychiatric treatment to lessen trial and error treatment in mental health. The Company provides a unique set of reference data and analytic tools for clinicians and researchers in psychiatry. Mynd Analytics lists on the NasdaqCM.
MYnd Analytics has its Psychiatric EEG Evaluation Registry, or PEER Online®. The goal of PEER Online is to provide objective, personalized data to assist physicians in the selection of appropriate medications.
PEER Online is a cloud-based platform. It is a registry and reporting platform. It enables medical professionals to exchange treatment outcome data for patients referenced to objective neurophysiology data obtained through a standard electroencephalogram (EEG).
Mynd Analytics has its MYnd Analytics Center. This Center provides a convenient, relaxing, and welcoming environment for one to receive their EEG and PEER Report™. The EEG is performed on-site at the MYnd Analytics Center. It usually takes less than one hour. The EEG and PEER Report are available by appointment only.
PEER underwent development by physicians to provide objective information regarding medication response for similar patients. PEER combines a "crowdsourced" secure physician outcome registry with electroencephalogram (EEG), an accepted, well-normed test of brain function. EEG is a completely painless, non-invasive test. It records one’s brain’s electrical activity.
Based on MYnd Analytics original physician-developed database, there are presently more than 39,000 outcomes for over 11,000 unique patients in the PEER registry.
Essentially, physicians built this platform, they contribute new outcomes as they see patients, and they will never be finished building the registry. Physicians who use PEER reduce trial and error prescribing.
Recent highlights for MYnd Analytics include completing the acquisition of revenue-generating Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services. The anticipation is that this acquisition will produce fast growth and benefits from cross-selling going forward.
Recent highlights for the Company also include the first patient enrolled in a 600-patient paid pilot with Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. This is to improve patient care over trial and error medication management and to lessen total costs of care. Also, MYnd ended the Fiscal Year with a strong balance sheet; more than $5 million of cash.
MYnd Analytics announced last month that it received its first notice of patent allowance in Canada on its neuromodulation platform for predicting patients likely to respond to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The patent is entitled “Method for Assessing the Susceptibility of a Human Individual Suffering from a Psychiatric or Neurological Disorder to Neuromodulation Treatment.”
It provides patent protection through 2029. In addition, MYnd has applied for patents in the U.S. It expects these will be awarded later in 2018.
Recently, Advanzeon Solutions, Inc. (CHCR) and MYnd Analytics announced that Advanzeon’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacy Value Management Solutions, Inc. (PVMS), and MYnd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services, entered into an Agreement, expanding PVMS’ and Arcadian’s collaboration.
PVMS, by way of its SMS Sleep Apnea Program, is a national leader in the screening, testing and treating (when indicated) of sleep apnea. Its area of expertise presently centers on the commercial trucking industry and encompasses all 50 States.
MYnd Analytics, Inc. (MYND), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.77, up 7.93%, on 422,722 volume with 1,256 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 398,634 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.149/$5.049.
Alacer Gold Corp. (ALIAF)
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Alacer Gold Corp. is a foremost intermediate gold mining company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Company has an 80 percent interest in the world-class Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey operated by Anagold Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. The remaining 20 percent is owned by Lidya Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. Alacer Gold is pursuing initiatives to enhance value beyond the present mine plan. Alacer Gold’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
The Company’s main emphasis is to take advantage of its cornerstone Çöpler Mine and strong balance sheet to maximize portfolio value, maximize free cash flow, and minimize project risk. The Çöpler Mine is located in east-central Turkey in the Erzincan Province.
The Çöpler Gold Mine produced 119,036 ounces of gold during 2016. Çöpler has considerable Probable Reserves of 4 million recoverable ounces and Measured and Indicated Resources of 6 million ounces of contained gold. These provide the basis for Çöpler’s 20 year mine life.
At present, the Mine is an open-pit, heap-leach operation producing low-cost gold from oxide ore. Over the life of the present heap-leach project, roughly 76 percent of the gold contained in the oxide ore is expected to be recovered.
In May of 2016, Alacer Gold’s Board of Directors approved full construction of the Sulfide Project at the Çöpler Gold Mine, with first gold pour expected in Q3 of 2018. The Çöpler orebody contains refractory sulfide ore. This necessitates a different processing solution than heap-leaching to extract the gold.
The Sulfide Project construction is over 75 percent complete, under budget, and on course for first gold production in Q3 2018. The expectation is that the Sulfide Project will deliver long-term growth with strong financial returns and adds 20 years of production at the Çöpler Gold Mine. The Sulfide Project will bring Çöpler’s remaining life-of-mine gold production to greater than 2 million ounces at All-in Sustaining Costs averaging $645 per ounce.
This week, Alacer Gold announced full-year 2017 production results, unaudited full-year cost results, and 2018 production and cost guidance.
Mr. Rod Antal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alacer Gold, stated, “I am pleased to report that we produced 168,1631 ounces of gold at unaudited All-in Sustaining Costs (AISC) of $685 per ounce in 2017, meeting our original production and beating AISC cost guidance for the year. The production initiatives generated through our operational excellence program were very successful, delivering 64,542 ounces in the fourth quarter, making it the strongest quarter of the year… 2018 production guidance is 120,000 to 190,000 ounces from Çöpler oxides and sulfides. We also expect initial mining at a new oxide deposit, Çakmaktepe, later this year.”
Alacer Gold Corp. (ALIAF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.8476, up 0.41%, on 31,668 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 26,553 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.53/$2.28.
The QualityStocks Company Corner
- Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS)
- Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CSRH)
- Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE)
- Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA)
- The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)
- Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF)
- QMC Quantum Minerals (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX.V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ)
- BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX.V: DNAX)
- Sharing Services, Inc. (OTC: SHRV)
- DeepMarkit Inc. (TSX.V: MKT) (OTCQB: MKTDF)
- Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF)
- Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD)
- Auscrete Corp. (OTC: ASCK)
- GTX Corp (OTC: GTXO)
Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS)
Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS) announces a major common share restructuring. A total of 75.6 million shares cancelled, including 20 million from Chief Executive Officer, Simon Yu. Also today, NUGS was highlighted in an article on the cannabidiol (CBD)-Hemp market, which is estimated to grow by 700% by 2020, according to Forbes.
Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is focused on supporting entrepreneurial growth within the fast-growing legal cannabis sector. Through a selective portfolio of subsidiaries, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers outsourced personnel solutions tailor-made to match the growth dynamics of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and other cannabis marketplace participants. The company also pursues investment opportunities in the areas of real estate, cultivation, extraction, distribution, packaging, dispensary operations, and branded products within the cannabis space.
The legalization of adult-use sales in California is expected to create nearly 99,000 cannabis industry jobs in the state by 2021, representing about a third of all cannabis jobs nationwide, and 146,000 jobs overall when indirect and induced efforts are considered, according to Arcview Market Research. By 2021, direct cannabis industry employment will top 291,500 FTE jobs, with a total employment effect of nearly 414,000 FTEs across all legal cannabis states, according to the report.
Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes its staffing capabilities will be in a similar state of demand. The company in April 2018 completed a definitive agreement to acquire Worldwide Staffing Group, Inc., which booked approximately $1.5 million in revenues in 2017.
Worldwide will operate within Cannabis Strategic Ventures as an independent and separate wholly owned subsidiary providing strictly non-cannabis related employment and staffing services. As Worldwide continues to expand its operations in general clerical and administrative, marketing, accounting, and other verticals, Cannabis Strategic Ventures will leverage the subsidiary’s expertise to expand its business operations further into the cannabis staffing arena, with an emphasis on the California markets.
Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ BudHire™ subsidiary is an outsourced employment service specifically designed to meet the needs of growing cannabis-related business operations, utilizes a proven recruiting formula to match the most qualified candidates to a broad spectrum of cannabis-related jobs. Under the BudHire™ brand, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers temporary, seasonal, permanent staffing solutions, as well as professional employment organization services and human resources consulting to the cannabis industry.
Cannabis Strategic Ventures portfolio also includes Pure Applied Sciences Inc. and its brand “PureOrganix™,” a line of high quality concentrate, organic and pure cannabis oils that conform with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and meet FDA guidelines for Active Pharmaceuticals Products (API). The acquisition includes all intellectual properties, including formulations and technologies, and related accessories of Pure Applied Sciences.
Cannabis Strategic Ventures Pure Applied Sciences subsidiary, has a cannabis concentrate extraction services agreement with CP Logistics LLC (“CPL”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Sunniva Inc. (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF). Under this agreement, CPL will perform white label services producing high quality, ultra-purified cannabis extracts out of its Sun-Oil Facility in Cathedral City, California, for Pure Applied Sciences under the Pure Organix brand name.
The management team at Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes there is incredible opportunity to carve-out and control specific industry niches, to create unique cannabis consumer branded products, and to expand into other sub-sectors of the cannabis marketplace.
Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS), closed the day's trading session at $5.15, up 41.10%, on 354,135 volume with 941 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 80,941 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.031/$7.13.
- Cannabis Strategic Ventures Cancels 75.6 Million Shares, Including 20 Million Shares From CEO
- Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) Industry Swells As Sales for Hemp-Derived CBD Products Reach New Levels
- Cannabis Strategic brings onboard Expert Medical Advisor
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CSRH)
As smartphone use continues to grow worldwide, Consorteum Holdings’ (OTC: CSRH) 359 Mobile, Inc. subsidiary sees a bright future for its Universal Mobile Interface™ (“UMI”) platform. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/h5TxC.
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CSRH) is a software development and mobile solutions company focused on the delivery of digital offerings to mobile devices. The company provides mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions and products through a mix of direct offerings, partnerships, license agreements and joint venture arrangements. A multi-year transition from a transaction management company focused on transaction processing solutions and products for the payment processing and financial transaction markets to multiple business verticals deepens the company’s commitment to deliver innovating solutions to end users who are using smart handset devices in radical new ways.
Consorteum Holdings, utilizing its Universal Mobile Interface™ (“UMI”) solution, offers opportunities in numerous markets with its capacity to support fully regulated, regionally compliant financial and social transactions via web and mobile. The company’s UMI technology has the capacity to provide solutions in FinTech, data analytics, secure payment processing, compliance lead transaction management and various digital social event sectors. The UMI platform allows cross operating system development to support all mobile devices while addressing the complex and highly regulated needs of the mobile FinTech industry.
Led by the development team at Consorteum’s wholly owned subsidiary 359 Mobile Inc., the Company has created an end-to-end FinTech solution utilizing the company’s UMI technology platform. Current mobile application and transaction solutions are plagued by poor experiences. Because UMI’s technology platform is designed to work across innovative payment, experience and product solutions, 359 Mobile believes there are both direct and partnership opportunities for the 359 Mobile UMI solution.
Consorteum’s primary sales and marketing strategy is focused on enabling and delivering solutions to the global mobile FinTech market with an emphasis initially on mobile gaming. The trend towards increased mobile gambling supports the need for a mobile platform such as the UMI to meet existing and new compliance regulations for the online gambling industry. The online gambling market is projected to double to nearly $1 trillion by 2021, according to a study by Juniper Research, with the majority of growth in this sector attributed to mobile devices. Consorteum’s management team believes there are fresh opportunities in this sector such as Mobile Marketing Services providing one-to-one marketing experiences for consumers; offering real-time services to Mobile Sports Book operators; and providing fixed odds betting solutions as well as social-based transactional solutions.
Consorteum’s management team includes Chairman and CEO Craig A. Fielding, a co-founder of the company with extensive experience in technology, programming and large system building; and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Shuster, who has over 25 years of business experience in sales, engineering, operations and marketing for the telecommunications industry. They are joined by John Osborne, SVP of Technology of ThreeFiftyNine Inc., an innovator in embedded systems hardware and software design; Patrick Doran, SVP of business development and marketing with over 30 years of diversified experience in major corporations as well as early stage companies; and Glenn Charlesworth, VP of Accounting, a seasoned executive with a solid track record in financial reporting, strategic planning, general management and operations, finance, start-up situations, and cash flow challenged operations.
Consorteum Holdings is committed to bridging the mobile divide by providing mobile connectivity, secure transactional processing and social connectivity solutions for both cloud and hosted based offerings in multiple business sectors.
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH), closed the day's trading session at $0.0014, up 27.27%, on 2,082,155 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,702,390 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0006/$0.0085.
- NetworkNewsBreaks – Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Subsidiary Foresees an Auspicious Future for its UMI Platform
- Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Subsidiary 359 Mobile, Inc. Sees Bright Future for Global Predictive Analytics Platform
- NetworkNewsBreaks – Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Universal Mobile Interface Provides Data Stream Integration on Mobile Platforms
Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE)
MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. (OTC: MCOA), an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, is pleased to announce that it has received 150,000,000 shares of common stock of Global Payout Inc. (OTC: GOHE) as part its reverse merger with MoneyTrac Technology. Also today, GOHE was highlighted in an article analyzing how cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp oil are fueling a multi-billion dollar movement as consumers come to understand the benefits the extracts can provide.
Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) provides comprehensive payment solutions that can be fully customized for virtually any domestic and international organization distributing money worldwide. The company is committed to enabling global access to technology for optimizing financial transactions and delivering a global financial eco-system with top-tier banking institutions and the highest level financial technology partnerships.
Today, more than ever before, commercial enterprises and government institutions need powerful financial technology solutions that have the flexibility to deliver innovative customer centric services and drive operational efficiency gains throughout the organization. The Global Reserve Platform is Global Payout’s fully configurable “banking-in-a-box” web-based platform that can fulfill the front-to-back office processing requirements of domestic, foreign exchange and international payment service providers. This platform is designed to improve work flow, operational efficiencies, and global financial management for enterprises operating across the globe.
The Global Reserve Platform can manage practically any financial product, including core and traditional banking products, online banking, card management, mobile wallets, merchant payment processing, biometric payments and authentication management, bill payments and P2P payments, international remittances, government benefits management, loans management, FOREX, and SWIFT / ACH / SEPA payments. Powered by the Global Reserve Administrative module, the platform can be customized for enterprises across a multitude of business sectors.
Investment in financial technology (FINTECH) companies has grown dramatically in recent years with the role of today’s banks shrinking and demand for improved financial solutions continuing to rise. As the industry has continued to expand rapidly, Global Payout’s management team has directed its focus on identifying the most promising market sectors with FINTECH needs. The four core areas selected are logistics, small and medium enterprises (SME), banking and travel.
In 2015, Global Payout introduced MoneyTrac Technology Inc. as a majority owned subsidiary to more effectively focus on the development of financial technologies that specifically address many of the challenges that enterprises in a variety of alternative and “high-risk” market sectors are faced with in processing financial transactions. Powered by Virtu Network Solutions, the MoneyTrac Technology platform is one the most configurable and intuitive financial technology platforms available to alternative and “high-risk” enterprises and provides them with solutions that effectively manages everything from pin debit and virtual currency, to compliance and cash flow logistics.
With the global economy constantly becoming more diversified and connected, Global Payout is well positioned with the technology software solutions its team has developed to address many different needs worldwide. Management has committed itself to exploring and identifying every avenue possible for further establishing itself as a recognized leader in FINTECH solutions.
Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE), closed the day's trading session at $0.0135, up 14.41%, on 12,192,355 volume with 300 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 5,170,130 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0099/$0.16.
- Marijuana Company of America Provides Update on Its Investment in Moneytrac Technology
- MTrac Tech Team Will Attend Big Industry Event August 30-31 in Los Angeles
- CryptoNewsBreaks – Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE) Inks JV Agreement with Representatives of MGR2 to Advocate for MTrac Solution
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA)
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) was highlighted today in an article analyzing how cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp oil are fueling a multi-billion dollar movement as consumers come to understand the benefits the extracts can provide. Also today, MCOA was pleased to announce that it has received 150,000,000 shares of common stock of Global Payout Inc. (OTC: “GOHE”) as part its reverse merger with MoneyTrac Technology.
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 $0.0344, up 9.21%, on 11,248,019 volume with 643 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,928,353 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.022/$0.0728.
- Hemp & Cannabidiol (CBD) Benefits Pushing Consumer Demand to New Highs in Projected Billion Dollar Industry
- Marijuana Company of America Provides Update on Its Investment in Moneytrac Technology
- CannabisNewsAudio Announces Audio Press Release (APR) on Marijuana Company of America Inc. Holds Early Adopter Credibility Amidst Hemp Regulatory Change
The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)
NetworkNewsAudio (NNA), a NetworkNewsWire (NNW) Solution that delivers clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness in the investment community, today announces the online availability of its interview with The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF), a client of NNW and research & development company licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) to cultivate medical cannabis. The interview can be heard at http://nnw.fm/I4q8y.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed the day's trading session at $4.4826, up 4.25%, on 493,391 volume with 1,176 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 221,306 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.784/$7.565.
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Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF)
As the market for lithium continues to grow, Lithium Chile (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF), the largest private owner of lithium-rich land in Chile, recently reported promising results from its exploratory drilling at its wholly owned Ollague property. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/WQq1D.
Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF), headquartered in Canada, is advancing one of the largest lithium-rich exploration portfolios in Chile consisting of more than 148,000 hectares covering sections of 13 salars or mineral salt flats and one laguna complex. The company’s wholly owned premier properties include 66 square kilometers on the Salar de Atacama, Chile’s largest mineral salt flat which hosts the world’s highest concentration of lithium brine production and is currently the source of about 35 percent of the world’s lithium production. Lithium Chile also owns a significant copper/gold/silver property portfolio consisting of 28,184 hectares over six different properties.
Lithium Chile’s portfolio in the heart of Chile’s lithium-rich salars includes Salar de Coipasa, Salar de Helados, Salar de Atacama, Salar de Turi Salar de Ollague and Salar de Talar. Surface and near surface salt and brine sampling programs on all properties has been completed. To date, samples of high-grade, near-surface lithium brines at each of these projects are showing excellent chemistry of lithium to potassium and lithium to magnesium ratios. Good chemistry is important as it reduces your overall cost of production. Recent geophysical surveys including T.E.M have been completed on 5 of 6 priority targets and data collected to date has been extremely encouraging.
Lithium Chile has identified multiple high-priority brine target areas at its Atacama and Ollague lithium project areas. These areas display the same geophysical characteristics as the lithium-rich aquifers at Salar de Atacama, home to the world’s largest and highest-grade lithium brine producers. Spanning an area of 1,200 square miles, Salar de Atacama is the world’s third largest salt flat behind Salinas Grandes in Argentina and El Salar de Uyuni in neighboring Bolivia. Exploration drilling and resource definition drilling for these target areas are planned for 2018.
“We are delighted with the discovery of such impressive drill target areas at Atacama and Ollague. The results also follow the recent discovery of a 60km2 target area at another of our top Chilean projects – Helados – where we hope to drill in the second quarter of 2018,” stated President and CEO Steve Cochrane. “We have an aggressive multi-project drill program planned for this year, which includes all three of these exciting projects and we look forward to sharing drill results as they come through.”
Global demand for lithium-ion batteries is expected to surpass US$53 billion by 2024 as governments around the world aggressively seek to ban gas-powered vehicles and major automakers invest billions in new technology and electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. Chile’s mining-friendly jurisdiction offers Lithium Chile a clear, streamlined permitting process that significantly lowers the cost of lithium production to around $1,800/ton as compared to Australia’s $5,000/ton.
Lithium Chile is led by an experienced team with strong Chilean connections. Cochrane’s 36 years of investment industry experience have primarily been focused on the mining sector. During this time, he raised more than US$500 million for a variety of small cap public companies in various businesses and industry sectors including mining.
Terry Walker, P.Geol., vice president of exploration and chief geologist, is a highly experienced geologist. He has spent over 25 years in Chile’s mining industry and is well connected throughout the sector. Walker is co-founder of GeoServicios Piedra Dorada, an exploration and development services company focused on Latin America. He is a Qualified Person for the North American and Australian stock exchanges.
Lithium Chile is well funded and driven by a top-tier team with more than 100 years of combined experience in financing, mining exploration and development in the natural resources sector.
Lithium Chile Inc. (LTMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.624, up 4.01%, on 33,070 volume with 39 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 51,648 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.535/$0.97.
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QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF)
Not all news about lithium is good. Who wants to hear about another fire started by an exploding lithium battery? Such reports raise justified concern, particularly as lithium batteries are becoming almost as ubiquitous as outlets connected to the electrical power grid. But such ill tidings may soon be a thing of the past, for a new electrolyte may stop lithium batteries from catching fire. This welcome development removes one more hurdle to the widespread adoption of lithium-ion batteries and boosts the fortunes of lithium producers like QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX.V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ).
QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF) is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. QMC’s focus is on creating shareholder value through strategic acquisition and development of high quality lithium, silver, gold, nickel, copper and zinc prospects.
QMC’s current properties are in the Canadian province of Manitoba, one of Canada’s most productive, centrally located mining regions. These resources include the Irgon Lithium Mine project and two Volcanic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) properties – the Rocky Lake and Rocky-Namew known collectively as the Namew Lake District Project – which contain base metal-rich mineral deposits. Excellent access and well-developed mining infrastructure to the company’s wholly-owned Irgon Lithium Mine Project offers significant value and ramps up the near-term production schedule, putting QMC in a position to take advantage of rising lithium prices.
The region’s historic resource estimate of lithium is well documented in a 1956 Assessment Report developed by a previous owner, Lithium Corporation of Canada Ltd. The project’s historical resource estimate of 1.2 million tons grading 1.51% lithium-oxide over a strike length of 365 meters and to a depth of 213 meters is being updated by QMC through a detailed channel sampling and subsequent drill program.
North Face Software Ltd. recently created an interactive 3-D model of the Irgon Dike utilizing all historical data derived from past drilling and underground work. The 3-D model clearly demonstrates that exploration and underground development has only taken place on the central portion of the dike, leaving significant potential to quickly increase tonnage.
The company’s latest assay results, obtained from 144 channel samples at QMC’s Irgon Lithium Mine Project, provided encouraging and positive results that compare favorably with the historic assays. QMC has received a drill permit from the Sustainable Development Office of the Manitoba government and is in the process of requesting and assessing bids from drilling contractors. The company plans to begin a 2,000-meter drill program to confirm the historic lithium oxide assay results documented in the historic 1953-54 drill program.
QMC’s experienced leadership team includes specialists in mineral exploration, geology, engineering, new business development, marketing and investor relations. The company’s team of qualified advisors includes consultant Bruce E. Goad, P.Geo., who has 40 years of experience in mineral exploration in Canada, Argentina, Asia and Africa. As a Qualified Person, Goad has worked on numerous deposit styles including rare element pegmatites, porphyry, banded iron formation (BIF) gold deposits, skarn, greisens, and VMS. He has a wide and varied skill set which includes precious, base, industrial and rare metal projects with a sharp focus on gold exploration. Goad is the author of several scholarly publications on pegmatite granites of the southeastern Manitoba region.
The market for lithium has surged over the past three years with prices per metric ton tripling. The world’s rising demand for portable power can easily been seen in the electric vehicle and mobile device industries – both of which use lithium-based, renewable batteries as a power resource. QMC’s high potential prospects and experienced management team, both in geology and corporate finance, put QMC and its shareholders in an excellent position to take advantage of the lithium, precious and base metals markets.
QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF), closed the day's trading session at $0.293, up 2.81%, on 88,608 volume with 41 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 102,522 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.078/$1.46.
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BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX)
The team at BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX.V: DNAX), a full-service software company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wisely predicted that it would take an immutable, powerful technology to accomplish this critical task. To that end, BLOCKStrain has developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks cannabis intellectual property (“IP”) from genome to sale.
BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX), a full-service software company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks cannabis intellectual property (“IP”) from genome to sale. It is proprietary, immutable and cryptographically secure, thereby establishing a single source of truth for cannabis strains and their ownership.
With Canada set to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes, and other jurisdictions following suit around the world, new challenges will emerge regarding the ability to provide a safe and legal inventory of a product that up until now was largely only available on the black market. Cannabis will be heavily tested and regulated by numerous regulatory bodies in Canada. The cannabis industry faces unique challenges that BLOCKStrain specifically helps it address, including:
- Mandatory Testing: Through BLOCKStrain’s platform and lab-testing partners, the process is more efficient and streamlined, cutting the administrative burden in half and getting products to market faster;
- DNA Based Product Validation: The underlying blockchain technology creates a genetic fingerprint that identifies and validates the product electronically so any participant on the platform, including consumers, can view and track what’s happening with that product from genome to sale;
- Intellectual Property: Third, and perhaps most importantly, the BLOCKStrain platform protects the intellectual property of growers and breeders. This is important for the industry’s growth as products evolve and develop. If a craft grower, for example, creates a popular strain with unique characteristics, it will be able to protect its intellectual property by simply registering the strain’s genome with BLOCKStrain and locking that data into the blockchain. It will reside there forever and will be readily accessible in the event of future disputes, bringing a level of trust to the industry and ensuring licensing fees are paid to all players in the market.
VERIFICATION = CERTIFICATION
BLOCKStrain’s genetics verification process is authentic and incredibly effective. User groups register by creating an account with BLOCKStrain, which starts the process. Organizations and independent growers submit seeds, flower and post-extraction product for testing to a registered and approved testing facility, which then submits test results to BLOCKStrain. Pre-existing data of genetic cannabis strains can also be submitted via BLOCKStrain verification administrators, with those results being added to the user group’s blockchain account. Submissions are entered into BLOCKStrain, and the transaction is completed and recorded.
Each time an item is tested and verified by the network, a Registration Affidavit is auto-generated and given a unique “BLOCKStrain Address” along with a traceable QR Code. Producers, patients and consumers are able to not only verify the test but can also rate the product, write reviews and share opinions. This detail is stored within BLOCKStrain and, just like the test results, cannot be tampered with or modified. Verification and certification are earned by all parties for their participation.
SAFE CONSUMER SUPPLY
BLOCKStrain demystifies the seed-to-sale process for all relevant stakeholders including producers, distributors, shippers, government agencies and consumers by creating a repository of cannabis genomes on an immutable, shared ledger. Thousands of cannabis strains exist and cultivators are breeding new strains all the time. The proliferation of cannabis strains can prove problematic for consumers since there are more than 500 known chemical compounds in a single plant. Furthermore, since several dozens of these compounds have been identified as pharmacologically active, it becomes more and more difficult for consumers to know what they are purchasing.
It is for this reason that being able to quantify the genetics, potency and equivalencies among cannabis products is crucial to the future of legalized cannabis. The difference is not so much in the name or brand attached to the cannabis, but the DNA of the plant itself. BLOCKStrain ensures product integrity, safety, regulatory compliance, product licensing and authenticity – all vital elements for the emerging cannabis industry. This technology also bolsters the process of meeting government regulatory standards by providing real-time visibility of industry operations to agencies assigned to enforce and regulate cannabis activity.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
BLOCKStrain allows for the defense of intellectual property rights for the grower with an authentic, verifiable chain of evidence embedded in the blockchain itself. Proof of ownership for a specific strain of cannabis is paramount in a multibillion dollar industry. Real life ownership disputes have already begun in the industry with legal battles underway. Unfortunately, the framework for resolving these disputes has yet to be defined and they are not likely to be resolved anytime soon.
Consumers and regulators alike want to know whether a cannabis product grown and sold at a local dispensary is safe and meets quality control standards. BLOCKStrain enhances trust of origin from genome-to-sale as cannabis flows through the supply chain, verifying critical steps in the process such as who is growing the plant, which seed is planted and where did it come from, whether pesticides were used, how much was grown, which tests are used to establish quality and potency, where the product is transported and how, and whether possession limits are meeting regulatory standards.
In summary, BLOCKStrain has developed the most comprehensive, secure and community-driven cannabis genetics archival platform for cannabis breeders and growers, large and small, to protect and release their varieties into the public domain, all while compensating and rewarding them for their contributions.
BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (DNAX), closed the day's trading session at $0.245, up 2.08%, on 182,590 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.078/$1.46.
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Sharing Services, Inc. (OTC: SHRV)
Sharing Services, Inc. (OTC: SHRV) (“the Company”) today reports it has achieved another record-breaking month, reporting just over $4.0 million in gross sales for May 2018. This marks the Company’s best month since launching its new health and wellness product line “Elevacity” last December.
Sharing Services, Inc. (OTC: SHRV), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a diversified holdings company focused on reshaping how entrepreneurs succeed today. Sharing Services Inc. owns, operates or controls an interest in a variety of companies specializing in the direct selling industry that either sell products to the consumer directly through independent representatives or offer services that range from health and wellness, energy, technology, insurance services, training, media and travel benefits. SHRV has created the “Blue Ocean Strategy,” which melds three keys together to implement the company’s vision. These keys include elevating home-based entrepreneurs, known as “Elepreneurs,” utilizing the direct selling channel to generate 100 percent organic growth.
Sharing Services Inc. subsidiaries include:
- A growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called “Elepreneurs”
- Growing selection of health and wellness products dedicated to elevating the well-being of all people
- Insurance from auto, home and life to health benefit discounts and health insurance that help families elevate their options
- Wholesale travel and payment programs with travel concierges that empower more families to go on vacation
- Live seminars and training events – from Vacationars™ to EduTainment – that elevate the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs around the world
- Unique compensation and reward programs crafted to help entrepreneurs elevate their health, wealth and happiness
Sharing Services recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000 square foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers room to expand as the company grows and its subsidiaries flourish. The larger corporate locale provides space for a growing customer service department, product fulfillment, opportunity and training rooms, as well as a video production suite.
“The opportunity to expand to the rest of this new building over the course of the next six to 12 months ensures we won’t have to move again anytime soon,” Sharing Services Inc. Chairman Robert Oblon said. “We are on track for very significant growth here in the U.S., as well as upcoming international expansion, so this move is in preparation for what’s in front of us.”
The company recently signed a joint venture agreement with Health Wealth & Happiness Limited (“HWH”) to expand its “Elepreneurs” brand and market its products throughout Asia. The newly formed company will be named “Elepreneurs Asia Limited” and will have marketing and sales rights to China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Papua, New Guinea. A soft launch of the Elepreneur program is scheduled sometime later in 2018 with HWH CEP Fai Chan and his team leading the effort. Formed in Hong Kong, Health Wealth & Happiness Limited is dedicated to working with visionary partners like Sharing Services Inc. to deliver the best products and services to improve the well-being of consumers.
Nearly 1,000 people attended Sharing Services, Inc.’s first “Elepreneur Happiness Convention,” held March 2-3, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Attendees arrived from several countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. Keynote speakers included several internationally known motivational leaders – Shawn Achor, Sandra Yancey, John Fleming and Les Brown – who provided exceptional material and inspirational discussion points.
“The enthusiasm of our attendees and the early success that we are experiencing is incredible considering our growth has been 100 percent organic, with almost no marketing from the company,” Oblon said. “I’m speechless by the dedication of our Elepreneur leaders and their entire teams, as they share our incredible line of products that have helped so many people.”
Sharing Services and its management team plan to travel the U.S. to hold several mini conferences to expand on the messages presented at its Happiness Convention that focus on helping people become “healthier, happier and wealthier.” Details of the company’s aggressive global expansion initiatives are soon to be announced, Oblon said.
The law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been retained as outside corporate counsel for all general business matters. The Dallas-based law firm will represent Sharing Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries as the company utilizes the direct selling channel for a significant component of its overall growth strategy.
John “JT” Thatchwas appointed president and chief executive officer of Sharing Services, Inc., at a March 1, 2018, annual shareholder meeting. Thatch has successfully started, owned and operated several sized businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist Sharing Services Inc. as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.
Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV), closed the day's trading session at $0.30, even for the day, on 9,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 18,812 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.125/$0.92.
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DeepMarkit Inc. (TSX-V: MKT) (OTCQB: MKTDF)
DeepMarkit Corp., (TSX-V:MKT OTCQB:MKTDF) is pleased to provide the following update. Since the launch of DeepMarkit's e-commerce tool kit in March, the Company has collected over 125,000 emails on behalf of its merchants who continue to see high conversion rates each month and are reflecting on their positive experience through favourable reviews. With the continuous expansion of the number of e-commerce stores, DeepMarkit's customer acquisition tools are proving to be extremely beneficial to those merchants. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how MKTDF develops and markets gamification technology to assist businesses in engaging consumers and other audiences.
DeepMarkit Inc. (TSX-V: MKT) (OTCQB: MKTDF), based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a patent pending gamification technology company inventing new ways to engage consumers and other audiences. The Company’s proprietary promotions platform – “Gamify” – enables businesses and agencies to create branded games that incentivize consumers, thus driving sales, capturing data and generating leads. The DeepMarkit platform integrates next-gen gamification engagement mechanics with interactive advertising industry standards and powerful visuals, including 3-D images. Customers may choose from both free and paid solutions suitable for campaigns of all sizes, targeting multiple channels on the web, mobile and social media.
A team of seasoned, passionate gaming executives, led by president and CEO Darold Parken, has worked together for more than 15 years developing games and gaming systems that are still used today by some of the largest gaming companies in the world. This accomplished executive team founded Chartwell Technologies, acquired in 2011 by Amaya Gaming, which now is known as The Stars Group (Nasdaq: TSG) with a market cap of over $5 billion.
Gamify offers a selection of easily customizable gaming apps featuring a customer’s branded e-store in addition to tailored landing pages, technical support, real-time analytics, data collection and an engaging marketing campaign. Gamify’s patent-pending app comes complete with unique user incentives that draw consumers in with games and prizes, which in turn engages shoppers, turning them into buyers and building brand loyalty.
The gamification market is rapidly expanding and projected to be worth $22 billion by 2022, with a CAGR of 41 percent. DeepMarkit is the only publicly listed company focused solely on this exploding market that embraces any size of business, from the mom-and-pop shops to the blue-chip giants. DeepMarkit’s management team knows that increasing a customer’s conversion rate by a mere 1 percent has the potential to double revenue, which is why Gamify’s app and its ability to transform simple shoppers into engaged buyers is so compelling.
“Our marketing platform enables customers to build branded games that incentivize audiences, generate leads, and drive sales. Businesses need a way to stand out from the crowd,” Parken states in an investor’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97hJoRKR92k). “DeepMarkit’s gamification platform gives customers that way to stand out and it’s a way that they can afford. That’s the strength of our platform. For a relatively small amount of money, any business can create a very powerful, high quality customer engagement using gamification.”
DeepMarkit recently entered into a joint marketing agreement with ITN International (“ITN”), a global leader in trade show data capture and analytics. The agreement will enable the 1.5 million exhibitors at the 125-plus yearly events serviced by ITN to purchase a customizable campaign with prize delivery and branded games that can be used in collaboration with ITN’s lead retrieval solutions. DeepMarkit and ITN are currently integrating DeepMarkit’s patent-pending gamification platform directly into ITN’s exhibitor portal.
“We started DeepMarkit because we have a passion for games and we believe in the power of games, not just for entertainment but more importantly as a tool for business,” Parken said. “DeepMarkit is a gamification company. What we mean by that is that we create innovative ways to use games for business purposes. Games to generate customer leads, games to promote products, deliver rewards, build brand awareness and customer loyalty.”
Selected as the winner of the New Company/Product pitch competition at the Retail Global 2017 Conference held in Las Vegas, Gamify’s platform has also attracted a $1.5 million investment from Allstate International LLC in Hong Kong. The investment gives Allstate a 10 percent stake in DeepMarkit and a great opportunity to bring the Gamify platform into the burgeoning Asian gaming market.
DeepMarkit Inc. (MKTDF), closed the day's trading session at $0.0195, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 24,361 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0195/$0.12.
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Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF)
Petroteq Energy (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) believes the strategic placement of its Asphalt Ridge Facility could prove advantageous for the company’s heavy oil product. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/4Zsco.
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 $1.21, off by 0.82%, on 279,472 volume with 259 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 387,341 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.287/$1.8892.
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Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD)
Hydroponic supply company Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD) yesterday announced the filing of a disclosure statement with the Securities & Exchange Commission concerning multiple possible acquisitions. To view the full press release, visit: http://cnw.fm/cb4BP. Also today, SGMD was highlighted in an article on the cannabidiol (CBD) hemp market, which is estimated to grow by 700% by 2020, according to Forbes.
Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.
Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.
Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.
Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.
Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.
Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.
Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.
CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.
Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.
Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed the day's trading session at $0.135, off by 3.57%, on 2,514,893 volume with 417 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 887,845 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0219/$0.43.
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Auscrete Corp. (OTC: ASCK)
Auscrete Corp. (OTC: ASCK) is planning to begin production by year-end from its flagship facility in Goldendale, Washington. When completed, the site is expected to have capacity for 300 homes that could generate annual revenues of $45 million at a projected margin of 20 percent for the company, as Sprovieri noted in an audio interview with NetworkNewsWire (http://nnw.fm/bBU9x).
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 $0.0516, off by 6.35%, on 15,600 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 119,339,922 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0099/$0.10.
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GTX Corp (OTC: GTXO)
GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), a pioneer in the field of wearable GPS human and asset tracking systems and wandering assistive Internet of Things (IoT) technology announced the signing of a bilateral distribution and collaboration agreement with Kiernan Group Holdings, Inc., an intelligence, law enforcement and national security consulting, training, and risk services firm providing tailored solutions to complex security challenges. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how GTXO, when releasing its second quarter results, said that revenue was up seven percent and subscriber numbers increased by 57 percent, as compared to the same period of the previous year, according to a news release (http://nnw.fm/BgQd7).
GTX Corp (OTC: GTXO), a For Profit For Purpose company, designs, manufactures and commercializes various products and services in the GPS tracking and monitoring business. Operating domestically and internationally, via two subsidiaries engaged in the internet of things (IoT) and wearable technology industry. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company is a pioneer in Smart GPS, cellular and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tracking technology, offering complete, end-to-end tracking solutions through a proprietary IoT enterprise monitoring platform – the IoT Machine to Machine platform – backed by state-of-the-art hardware, software and connectivity solutions, patents and software algorithms.
Operating under the motto “We Put the ‘Where’ in Wearable Tech,” GTX’s main goal is to keep its customers connected to who and what matters most, with each of its patented tracking technologies providing real-time location coordinates on a map via a personalized portal. The company prides itself on offering not only technologies, but also effective solutions that provide safety, security and peace of mind by helping customers locate their loved ones or lost valuable items.
With a portfolio that includes more than 80 patents filed and issued and with products and services available in 35 countries, GTX’s tracking solutions use the latest in miniaturized, low-power GPS, mobile, RF and BLE technology, that can integrate seamlessly with multiple consumer products, enterprise and military applications. The company became a U.S. Military contractor in 2017 and is already developing asset and human tracking technology for the U.S. Air Force. Its list of customers also includes public health authorities and municipalities, emergency and law enforcement, NGOs, private companies, public and private senior care homes, and consumers.
The company’s flagship product is the award-winning GPS SmartSole®, the world’s first invisible wearable tracking device created specifically for people at risk of wandering, becoming lost or disoriented, including patients with Alzheimer’s, autism, dementia, traumatic brain injury and other cognitive problems. According to the World Alzheimer Report 2013 (http://nnw.fm/mrcV2), there are more than 100 million people worldwide who need constant care and monitoring because of a cognitive disorder, and their number is expected to rise to 277 million by 2050. Due to its hidden location – inside a shoe insert, the device can also be used by people undercover or at risk of kidnapping, such as government agents, military personnel, law enforcement, journalists, corporate executives, etc.
Other tracking devices designed and commercialized by the company for civilian or military use include:
- Take-Along Tracker 3G: A powerful mini-tracking device with GPS, 2G and 3G GSM data and voice capabilities, as well as a motion sensor and sleep mode. The device can be easily attached to a keychain, lanyard, dog collar, pocket, bag or plush toy for a discreet but advanced tracking solution.
- Invisabelt: Designed for children, this slim GPS tracker hidden inside a small waistband belt has a battery life of up to two days and is a great solution for parents who want to monitor their children’s location at all times.
- Track My Workforce: An easy and cost-effective solution that allows businesses to track and monitor their mobile workforce. The app is available for both Android and iOS systems, and allows employers to monitor their workforce from a single company account.
- P.E.T.S. -Personnel Equipment Tracking System: Currently in use at the Edwards Air Force Base, this tracking system allows real-time monitoring and surveillance of personnel and assets and has a 200+ square mile coverage. Solar powering capabilities and extend battery life allow the tracker to be used in areas without existing power sources.
- GPS Rifle Tracker: The company’s smallest GPS tracker, designed to withstand shocks and water submersion due to its robust, military standard enclosure, can be mounted on any AR15 platform picatinny rail to detect weapon discharge, track weapons and inventory, and send time and location alerts.
Led by a management team with solid experience in wearable technology, IoT, consumer electronics, mobile and technology licensing, as well as finance and the footwear industry, GTX plans to leverage its core technology platform to reach new verticals via licensing agreements and strategic partnerships, and to monetize its intellectual property portfolio. The monetization campaign kicked off in 2017 has already identified 100 companies that could become licensees. Besides military and law enforcement, the company also eyes the biometrics market, home health, medicare and insurance and other security applications for potential uses of its IoT platform and tracking technology.
GTX currently has 15 domestic and international distributors, subscribers in 35 countries and more than 700 online affiliates. With multiple revenue streams, several consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth and a strong pipeline of lucrative commercial products, GTX is uniquely positioned to become a leading provider of tracking solutions on this growing multi-billion-dollar market.
GTX Corp (GTXO), closed the day's trading session at $0.05, off by 15.25%, on 80,494 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 27,070 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.6675.
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