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CipherLoc Corp. (CLOK)

Equity Clock, Stockwatch, Capital Cube, Simply Wall St, Wallet Investor, OTC Markets, The Street, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch and Market Exclusive reported on CipherLoc Corp. (CLOK), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, CipherLoc Corp. is a leading provider of highly secure data protection technology. The Company has highly innovative solutions based on its patented Polymorphic Cipher Engine. The design of this Engine is to take existing encryption algorithms and make them better, faster, stronger, and very scalable. A data security solutions enterprise, CipherLoc is based in Austin, Texas.

The Company delivers easy-to-deploy software solutions. These solutions can be added to any existing product, service, or application. CipherLoc keeps information safe. Its inventive technology can be used to overcome the flaws and inadequacies associated with modern encryption algorithms to completely and securely protect the world’s data. Nevertheless, its technology does not replace existing encryption technologies, it augments them.

CipherLoc has a variety of products. These include CipherLoc EDGE, CipherLoc GATEWAY, CipherLoc SHIELD, and CipherLoc ENTERPRISE. CipherLoc EDGE is a data protection software solution. It is targeted for use on mobile devices.

CipherLoc GATEWAY is a data protection software solution. It is targeted for use on server platforms. CipherLoc SHIELD is a data protection solution. It is targeted for use on any platform where information is stored. CipherLoc ENTERPRISE is a data protection software solution. It is targeted for use on desktop, laptop, and/or tablet devices.

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

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

This month, CipherLoc announced the signing of a Technology Partnership Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Entanglement Research Institute, Inc. The Entanglement Research Institute will use CipherLoc's data security solutions to protect and secure its present data used in support of the Institute's mission. CipherLoc's data security solutions have already been tested to be equally resilient and safe on quantum computers. Its solutions will be made available to companies that take advantage of the quantum computer power provided by the Institute.

Yesterday, CipherLoc announced that Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael DeLaGarza, will present at the Sidoti & Co. 2018 Fall Conference on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 10:55 am Eastern Time. The event will take place at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel. Company Management will be available to meet with investors throughout the day.

CipherLoc Corp. (CLOK), closed Friday's trading session at $1.98, up 0.51%, on 5,800 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,559 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.81/$2.90.

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Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. (GPHBF)

OTC Markets, Agora Financial, and Stockhouse reported on Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. (GPHBF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Graphene 3D Lab, Inc., via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphene Laboratories, Inc., develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary graphene-based nanocomposite materials for varied kinds of 3D printing. This includes fused filament fabrication. In addition the Company engages in the manufacture and sale of graphene materials and nanocomposite enhanced polymers through Graphene Laboratories.

Last week, Graphene 3D Lab announced that it completed its facility move to the new industrial facility at 760 Koehler Avenue, Ronkonkoma, State of New York. The 8,000 sq. ft. facility is in a tech park close to Long Island MacArthur Airport. It is approximately 30 miles from Graphene 3D Lab’s former Calverton facility.

The Company’s go-to-market product is Conductive Graphene Filament. Conductive Graphene Filament brings users the ability to 3D print circuitry and sensors for electronic applications. Graphene 3D Lab has its Industrial Materials Division to commercialize graphene composite materials. Graphene is a single-layer of carbon atoms. Graphene is considered a wonder-material for its high strength, conductivity, and ultra-light-weight.

Furthermore, Graphene 3D Lab engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of 3D printers and related products for domestic and international customers. It focuses on the development and commercialization of technologies that improve the capabilities of 3D printing.

The Company’s 3D printing division provides a suite of specialty fused fabrication filaments. In addition, Graphene 3D Lab owns a new proprietary technology encompassing the preparation and separation of graphene's atomic layers.

Graphene 3D Lab announced in 2017 the commercial release of two new additions to the G6-Epoxy™ product line of advanced adhesive materials. The product line includes unique carbon-silver adhesive materials. These are built on technology that has undergone development by the Company’s Industrial Division. The new epoxies are highly electrically conductive adhesives with a proprietary formula based on the combination of graphene and silver fillers and other additives.

Graphene 3D Lab has released the Graphene-HIPS 3D Printing Filament. Graphene-HIPS is a distinctly engineered and innovative semi-flexible FDM 3D Printing material reinforced with graphene. The design of it is for high performance 3D printing. The FDM material exhibits premier interlayer adhesion, toughness, and also premier impact resistance.

In February, Graphene 3D Lab announced it filed a patent application entitled "Method and System for Recovering and Utilizing Heat Energy Produced by Computer Hardware in Blockchain Mining Operations" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This invention introduces a pioneering new technology for recuperating the thermal energy produced in the computation and Blockchain operation, using that recovered thermal energy in heating and/or refrigeration modules utilizing graphene.

With the method invented by Graphene 3D Lab, the thermal energy produced by the computational hardware is harvested and converted into heating and/or refrigeration solutions with modules utilizing graphene. The solutions can be used for air conditioning or food preservation. Therefore, this lessens electric energy consumption while supporting the Blockchain network or cryptocurrency mining.

Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. (GPHBF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.09, up 3.09%, on 31,948 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 41,603 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0659/$0.2141.

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Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA)

Small Cap Stocks, Awesome Penny Stocks, The Street, Street Insider, StockTwits, Barchart, Uptick Newswire, Investors Hangout, ClayTrader, Capital Cube, Preferred Stock Channel, CannabisNewsBreaks, InvestorsHub, and Stockhouse reported on Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Rennova Health, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. The Company is a single-source healthcare solutions company. Rennova Health opened its first rural hospital in Oneida, Tennessee on August 8, 2017. Listed on the OTC Markets, Rennova Health is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Medytox Diagnostics is a subsidiary of the Company. In addition, Rennova Health has its comprehensive medical billing services company, Medical Billing Choices (MBC). MBC operates as the in-house billing company for all Rennova Health businesses and labs.

Rennova Health concentrates on serving essential healthcare categories, particularly those with unmet needs and major opportunities for innovation-driven solutions. The Company develops and operates progressive businesses, systems and services to support better treatment outcomes, more cost-effective patient care, and optimized revenue streams.

Rennova Health currently operates in three synergistic divisions. One is clinical diagnostics via its clinical laboratories. The second is supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. This includes electronic health records (EHR), laboratory information systems (LIS), and medical billing services. The third is the recent addition of a hospital in Tennessee.

Rennova Health’s solutions include industry-leading diagnostic laboratory testing and analytics for precision medicine, and specialized and streamlined EHRs and other essential software services. Furthermore, the Company’s solutions include complete medical billing and financial services for enhanced revenue cycle management.

The Company’s Medytox Diagnostics subsidiary owns and operates five high-complexity CLIA-certified labs strategically located across the nation. These labs specialize in urine drug testing for prescription medications, drugs of abuse and complete pain medication testing. The labs also provide testing services in the areas of clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, immunology, serology, bacteriology and esoteric testing services, including neurotransmitter testing, with a wide variety of sampling options that include Rennova’s proprietary methodology.

Rennova Health has acquired its second Rural Hospital - an 85-bed hospital in Jamestown, Tennessee. This hospital is known as Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown. It and its associated assets were acquired from Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH). Moreover, the transaction includes a Jamestown based doctor’s practice and clinic.

Recently, Rennova Health announced completion of installation and training for a state of the art GE LightSpeed VCT 64 slice CT Scanner. The high image resolution and acquisition speed of the new CT scanner is ideal for angiography, cardiac neuro, pediatric, pulmonary and trauma when freezing of cardiovascular motion, pure arterial phase imaging, and superior Multiplanar reformats are vital features. The new CT Scanner will considerably improve patient care and revenue streams.

Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0005, down 16.67%, on 29,820,500 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 82,502,323 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0005/$3.6735.

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Bluestone Resources, Inc. (BBSRF)

Stock Orange, Dividend Investor, Investors Hangout, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, 4-Traders, Geology for Investors, Current Charts, Wallmine, Barchart, OtcStockWatch, and Penny Stock Hub reported on Bluestone Resources, Inc. (BBSRF), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Bluestone Resources, Inc. concentrates on advancing its 100 percent owned Cerro Blanco Gold and Mita Geothermal Projects in Guatemala. The Cerro Blanco Project is a classic hot springs-related, low sulphidation gold-silver deposit. A mineral exploration and development company, Bluestone Resources has its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Cerro Blanco Project economics and updated mineral resource estimate for Cerro Blanco indicates a strong project with an expected nine-year mine life producing 952,000 ounces of gold and 3,141,000 ounces of silver. Initial capital expenditures estimated in the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) to fund construction and commissioning is estimated at US$170.8 million with all in sustaining cash (AISC) estimated to be US$490 per ounce of gold produced.

The permitted Mita Geothermal Project is situated contiguous to Bluestone’s Cerro Blanco Gold Project in Guatemala. It is in southeast Guatemala, roughly 160 kilometers by road from the capital, Guatemala City. The Mita geothermal resource was discovered in the late 1990’s during gold exploration in southeastern Guatemala.

Bluestone Resources controls the required surface rights for the Mita Geothermal Project and the Cerro Blanco Project. The Cerro Blanco Gold Project is not dependent on the Mita Geothermal Project. However, Company Management’s belief is that there are potential synergies between the two that enhance the economics of the Cerro Blanco Gold Project beyond what was outlined in the PEA.

In July, Bluestone Resources announced further positive drill results from its resource definition drill program at the Cerro Blanco Gold project in Guatemala. Highlights include 9.6 g/t Au and 34.9 g/t Ag over 21.4 m (UGCB18-92); and 11.5 g/t Au and 48.6 g/t Ag over 12.9 m (UGCB18-96). Highlights also include 16.5 g/t Au and 18.4 g/t Ag over 7.9 m (CB18-393); and 7.0 g/t Au and 65.2 g/t Ag over 17.2 m (CB18-394) including 17.5 g/t Au and 197 g/t Ag over 4.1 m.

This week, Bluestone Resources announced a new high-grade mineral resource estimate for the Cerro Blanco Gold project in Guatemala. Highlights of the high-grade resource estimate (3.5 g/t Au cut-off) include Measured Resource totaling 96,184 ounces or 290,153 tonnes grading 10.31 g/t Au. Highlights also include Indicated Resource and grades in line with expectations - 1,105,284 ounces or 3,426,400 tonnes grading 10.03 g/t Au.

Furthermore, highlights include Inferred Resource of 357,319 ounces or 1,373,342 tonnes grading 8.09 g/t Au. This represents an increase of 308,000 from the PEA at the same cut-off.

Bluestone Resources, Inc. (BBSRF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.0499, up 2.81%, on 5,400 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,437 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.8593/$1.35.

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Helix TCS, Inc. (HLIX)

Green Market Report, Stock Daily Review, The Daily Marijuana Observer, Marketwired, The Stock Rover, Market Exclusive, Simply Wall St, Business Insider, and The Street reported on Helix TCS, Inc. (HLIX), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Helix TCS, Inc. is a provider of integrated operating environment solutions for the legal cannabis Industry. The OTCQB-listed Company has acquired Cannabase, which is the oldest and largest wholesale platform in the cannabis industry. Helix TCS’ mission is to provide clients with the most powerful and innovative integrated operating environments in the market. This is to help clients better manage and decrease risk while they focus on their core business. Helix TCS is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

The Company’s services include Technology, Compliance, and Security. It offers a technology platform that enables clients to manage inventory and supply costs through Cannabase. Regarding Security, Helix TCS offers Transport, Armed and Unarmed Guarding, Training, Investigation, and Special Services. Security is its flagship service offering.

Pertaining to Compliance, the Company has a broad array of compliance services for companies in the Cannabis Industry. This safeguards clients’ ability to operate while increasing their access to services.

In 2017, Helix TCS acquired Security Grade Protective Services, Ltd.  Security Grade operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Helix TCS. Security Grade is a Denver, Colorado-based security firm. It provides a range of custom, full-service security solutions to cannabis business customers.

In March 2018, Helix TCS announced it signed a merger agreement with Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc. (dba BioTrackTHC).  The combined company will trade under the Helix stock symbol, HLIX, on the OTCQB.  Both companies will continue to operate independently.

On June 4, 2018, Helix TCS, in conjunction with its strategic capital partner, Rose Capital, announced the closing of its merger with Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc. (dba BioTrackTHC). The merger closed on June 1, 2018. Bio-Tech Medical Software, by way of its BioTrackTHC division, develops and licenses product traceability, inventory management, and Point-of-Sale (POS) software systems for the developing medical and recreational cannabis industry.

Last month, Helix TCS announced the acquisition of software development firm Engeni, which closed on August 3, 2018.  Engeni, located in Buenos Aires, specializes in developing sales, marketing, and client service applications for SMEs in an assortment of languages. Since April of 2017, Engeni has been a strategic partner of Helix TCS.

Yesterday, Helix TCS announced that it established an internal committee and engaged Alixe Cormick and Venture Law Corporation as Canadian counsel. Helix TCS is bolstering its Canadian presence in anticipation of recreational legalization in Canada next month.

Helix TCS, Inc. (HLIX), closed Friday's trading session at $1.12, up 5.66%, on 9,464 volume with 29 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,595 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.75/$6.00.

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Molori Energy, Inc. (MOLOF)

InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Streetwise Reports, and MarketWatch reported on Molori Energy, Inc. (MOLOF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Molori Energy, Inc. has current operations in the Texas Panhandle West Field. The Company’s operating team that is based in Borger, Texas, has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry in the Texas Panhandle. Molori Energy's business model is to deliver sustainable growth in shareholder value through centering on exploiting its existing reserves, commercializing and developing discoveries, and pursuing selective acquisitions.

An oil and gas production company, Molori Energy is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Thee Company previously went by the name Taipan Resources, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Molori Energy Inc. in January of 2017.

The Company’s strategy has been to engage in low-risk well reactivations in the Texas Panhandle to produce steady cash flows. Greater than 60 wells have been reactivated so far. These are producing from the prolific Brown Dolomite formation.

At present, Molori Energy owns a 25 percent working interest (WI) in certain leases positioned in the bifurcated Texas panhandle, operated by its Texas-based partner Ponderosa Energy, LLC. Molori Energy has 165 producing (PDP) wells and an inventory of about 202 non-producing wells (PDNP) for a total of 367 wells. It is working to RTP (Return to Production) the PDNP wells through performing simple re-works or re-completions.

The assets include low-decline, PDP weighted reserves primarily in the West Panhandle Field of the Hugoton Basin of Texas. These assets are roughly 50 percent oil and 50 percent liquid rich gas (HIGH BTU premium gas) mainly located in Carson, Gray, and Hutchinson Counties of District 10.

Molori Energy and Ponderosa Energy have identified a development opportunity in the Red Cave formation. The formation is common throughout its leases at a shallower depth of 2,100’ to 2,300’. Improved fracing technologies and completion techniques have shown the Red Cave to be an economic development target.

Molori Energy announced in October of 2017 the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase an additional 25 percent WI in certain oil and gas leases from its Texas-based operating partner, Ponderosa Energy. This latest acquisition, combined with the 25 percent interest Molori presently has in these same leases, will bring the Company’s overall interest to 50 percent.

Molori Energy also announced in October the signing of a definitive agreement to secure a 75 percent WI in certain oil and gas leases, known formally as the "Red Cave Leases" in District 10, Texas. This acquisition of these leases, encompassing 11,000 acres with access to Red Cave, and with access to other formations, is an important milestone of Phase 1 of the Company’s development plan.

Recently, Molori Energy announced that it drilled to target depth the first of eight planned Red Cave Appraisal wells ('The Thompson 23-1R Well') upon its Moore County, Texas acreage upon which Molori Energy now holds a 75 percent WI. The 23-1R well was drilled to a total measured depth of roughly 2,500 feet and was immediately logged.

Upon evaluation of the open hole logs late in December 2017, it was determined that production pipe should be run on the Thompson 23-1R. On January 20, 2018, the well was successfully fracked with around 400,000 gallons of slick water and 250,000 lbs of sand.

Last month, Molori Energy announced a commercial oil discovery on its acreage in Moore County, Texas. The "Thompson 23-1R" well, operated by Molori Energy, is a northern step-out well drilled in December of 2017. The Thompson 23-1R well is directly north of the active development area of Adams Affiliates.

Mr. Joel Dumaresq, Molori Energy Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are extremely pleased with the 'discovery' and the initial results of our Thompson 23-1R well and frac into the Red Cave. The oil to water ratio continues to improve daily as we recover the water injected with the frac, and as a result we are experiencing daily increases in production."

Molori Energy, Inc. (MOLOF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.078186, up 17.40%, on 3,060 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,501 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.06019/$0.5066.

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Freedom Holding Corp. (FRHC)

Stockflare, Simply Wall St, Stockhouse, Last10K, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, OTC Markets, Marketbeat, Stockopedia, Stockwatch, Investors Hangout, Barchart, Wallet Investor, Insider Monkey, and The Stock Market Watch reported on Freedom Holding Corp. (FRHC), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Freedom Holding Corp. conducts retail financial brokerage, investment counseling, securities trading, investment banking and underwriting services through its subsidiaries under the name of Freedom Finance in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). A financial services holding company, Freedom Holding is headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Company has supporting administrative office locations in Russia, Cyprus and the U.S. On July 18, 2018, Freedom Holding announced that it commenced trading on the OTCQX® Best Market.

The Company employs more than 400 experienced professionals throughout branch offices in Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Cyprus. Freedom Holding announced in April of this year the opening of its first branch office of Freedom Finance in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This office is in the city's International Business Center.

Freedom Holding announced in May 2018 that its subsidiary Freedom Finance JSC successfully completed the acquisition of Asyl-Invest JSC. The equity capital of Freedom Finance after the transaction exceeds KZT 17.5 billion. This acquisition joins the two largest retail brokerage firms in Kazakhstan serving greater than 50,000 client accounts. Freedom Finance JSC is the largest retail brokerage firm in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The acquisition provides thousands of new investors with access to Freedom Finance's TRADERNET trading platform. In addition, the acquisition provides investors with access to fourteen branch offices across Kazakhstan and more than 223 employees working as customer consultants, securities analysts and traders in Kazakhstan.

Freedom Holding announced in June that its subsidiary LLC IC Freedom Finance (Moscow, Russia headquartered) completed the acquisition of Nettrader Brokerage Company.  LLC IC Freedom Finance is now, in terms of the number of its registered clients, the eighth largest retail securities broker in Russia. This is according to data published by the Moscow Exchange.

LLC IC Freedom Finance expands its investment technology assets with the acquisition of Nettrader Brokerage Company. The acquisition adds approximately 16,000 clients across Russia to the LLC IC Freedom Finance client base.

Freedom Holding is a professional participant on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE), the Moscow Exchange (MOEX), the Saint-Petersburg Exchange (SPB), the Ukrainian Exchange, and the Republican Stock Exchange of Tashkent (UZSE).

Freedom Holding Corp. (FRHC), closed Friday's trading session at $7.14, down 1.52%, on 19,015 volume with 35 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,337 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.75/$8.0299.

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Liberty One Lithium Corp. (LRTTF)

OTC Markets, 4 Traders, ProcativeInvestors, and MarketWatch reported on Liberty One Lithium Corp. (LRTTF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Liberty One Lithium Corp. is a developing exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It focuses on the acquisition and development of high grade lithium brine deposits. Lithium is an important component of batteries, which power everything from cars to smartphones, laptops, and power tools. The Company sees lithium as an opportunity to participate in the diversification and continued growth (and protection) of a strong international energy policy. Liberty One Lithium lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

The Company’s initial prospects are in Argentina’s “Lithium Triangle” and Utah’s Paradox Basin. They are situated in historic sources of high grade lithium-bearing brines. Historic resource indicates potential to produce large volumes of brine on-site.

In Argentina, Liberty One Lithium’s Pocitos West prospect comprises more than 39,000 acres (15,857 Ha) in the middle of the well-known lithium triangle. It is in the Pocitos Salar, Los Andes Department, Western Salta Province, Argentina.

In Utah, the Company’s North Paradox property comprises 233 placer claims covering 4,480 acres located upon the Paradox Basin in Grand County, Utah, 15 kilometers west of the town of Moab, in southeastern Utah.

In June of 2017, Liberty One Lithium announced the closing of a mineral option and joint venture (JV) agreement with Millennial Lithium Corp. (Vancouver, British Columbia). The agreement grants Liberty One Lithium the sole and exclusive right and option to acquire up to an 80 percent undivided beneficial right, title, and interest in the Pocitos West project in Argentina.

In mid-December 2017, Liberty One Lithium announced the activation of plans to speed up activities at the Company’s flagship "North Paradox" property in Grand County, Utah. The presence of the Cane Creek mine immediately southeast of Liberty One Lithium’s property that has been producing potash for more than 45 years demonstrates the efficacy of production processes alike to those envisaged for the mining of lithium in the area.

Liberty One Lithium earlier affirmed 2018 plans to start an evaluation of its promising “North Paradox” property within the Paradox Basin in Grand County, Utah. Log data at the Utah Geological Survey library indicates the area appears rich with supersaturated brines. In addition, nearby long-term mine operations effectively demonstrate the climatic efficacy for traditional evaporative production processes.

Liberty One Lithium Corp. (LRTTF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1253, up 0.24%, on 116,104 volume with 38 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 122,345 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$1.95.

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Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (RLMD)

Dividend Opportunities, Investopedia, ProfitableTrading, Wallstreetbuzz, Investors Alley, The Observer, PCG Advisory, Streetwise Reports, Penny Stock Bets, StreetAuthority Financial, SmallCap Network, Trade of the Week, and WallstreetsHotteststocks reported on Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (RLMD), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage, specialty pharmaceutical company. It focuses on developing novel versions of proven drug products in combination with new chemical entities, which potentially address areas of high unmet medical need in the treatment of pain. The Company has a varied portfolio of lead products at different stages of development. It is developing novel therapies for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Relmada Therapeutics has its corporate office in New York, New York.

The Company’s lead products are d-Methadone (REL-1017), its N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist for neuropathic pain; topical mepivacaine - MepiGel (REL-1021), its orphan drug designated topical formulation of the local anaesthetic mepivacaine; oral buprenorphine - BuTab (REL-1028), its oral dosage form of the opioid analgesic buprenorphine; and LevoCap ER (REL-1015), its abuse resistant, sustained release dosage form of the opioid analgesic levorphanol.

BuTab (REL-1028) is its investigational, oral formulation of buprenorphine - an opioid that is widely used to treat addiction and chronic pain. The design of BuTab is to be delivered orally and reach safe and effective blood levels of buprenorphine by way of the gastrointestinal route of administration because of its modified release profile.

In April of 2017, Relmada Therapeutics announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Fast Track designation for d-Methadone (REL-1017 dextromethadone), the Company’s novel N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist in development for the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder.

Recently, Relmada Therapeutics announced that the European Patent Office issued a notice of allowance for patent application number 13773543.7 for "D-methadone for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms." This patent provides extensive coverage in Europe for d-Methadone (dextromethadone, REL-1017), a novel N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, for the treatment of symptoms associated with a range of psychological and psychiatric disorders. These include depression, anxiety, fatigue, and mood instability.

In addition, Relmada Therapeutics recently announced that it acquired the worldwide rights to develop and market dextromethadone (REL-1017).

Mr. Sergio Traversa, Relmada Therapeutics’ Chief Executive Officer, said, "The clinically proven mechanism of action of dextromethadone shows potential benefits in the treatment of a wide range of CNS diseases and conditions, including rare diseases that represent significant areas of unmet need in healthcare. We believe that this new agreement is the most important transaction for Relmada since its inception, positioning us to target a wide range of development and global marketing opportunities for dextromethadone in the years ahead."

Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (RLMD), closed Friday's trading session at $0.95, up 4.40%, on 3,534 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,675 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.61/$1.94.

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Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. (NSPX)

BUYINS.NET and Zacks reported earlier on Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. (NSPX), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Westlake Village, California. It is developing novel prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Mipsagargin is its lead agent. Mipsagargin is in human clinical trials for patients’ with numerous different tumor types. Inspyr Therapeutics’ team has considerable pharmaceutical industry and scientific experience.

The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. It previously went by the name GenSpera, Inc. It changed its name to Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. in August of 2016.

Mipsagargin (G-202) is a prodrug in human clinical trials for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, or liver cancer), glioblastoma (GBM, or brain cancer) and prostate cancer. Mipsagargin has been studied in a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). It has been granted Orphan Drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in this indication.

Mipsagargin is now undergoing evaluation in an open-label, single-arm, Phase II clinical study in patients with glioblastoma (brain cancer). In addition, it is undergoing evaluation in two Phase II clinical pilot studies in patients with prostate and clear cell renal cancer.

Inspyr Therapeutics has started the second development program for Mipsagargin as part of a combination therapeutic approach. This new program centers on the treatment of gastric cancer.

Inspyr has started a preclinical study in gastric cancer PDX tumor models that express varying levels of PSMA, the target of Mipsagargin. In this initial study, Mipsagargin will undergo evaluation initially in combination with paclitaxel.

Inspyr Therapeutics is developing a novel technology platform. This platform combines a strong therapeutic (thapsigargin) with a patented prodrug delivery system that targets the release of drugs within solid tumors without the side effects of chemotherapeutic agents. This unique platform technology has the potential to work across a range of drugs that precisely target different cancers.

In October of 2017, Inspyr Therapeutics announced the start of a new investigator-sponsored preclinical study of its proprietary adenosine receptor modulator (ARM) based compounds. The preclinical study is led by Elizabeth Kang, M.D., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This study will assess these compounds for the prevention of graft versus host disease (GvHD), a potential side effect of allogeneic stem cell transplants.

Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. (NSPX), closed Friday's trading session at $0.00685, up 24.55%, on 31,458 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 61,957 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00449/$0.28999.

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MMEX Resources Corp. (MMEX)

InvestorsHub, Hydrocarbonprocessing.com, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, and OTC Markets reported on MMEX Resources Corp. (MMEX), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

MMEX Resources Corp. centers on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texas, Peru, and other countries in Latin America. A development-stage company, MMEX formed to engage in the exploration, extraction, refining and distribution of oil, gas, petroleum products and electric power. Established in the U.S. in 2010, MMEX Resources is based in Fort Stockton, Texas.

The Company’s principal areas of interest include the acquisition and potential development of refining, oil & gas assets in Texas, and the acquisition of oil and gas properties in Peru. Principal areas of interest also include crude, oil and product export opportunities in Latin America, and the development of terminals, storage, refining, oil & gas in Brazil.

The Company’s projects include the Pecos County Refinery Project, Fort Stockton, Texas. Phase 1 of the project is a 10,000 BPD Crude Distillation Unit. Phase 2 is a 100,000 BPD Large-Scale Refinery. This project is in Sulfur Junction, which is roughly 20 miles northeast of Fort Stockton. This project is strategically positioned close to oil production in West Texas, with storage capability.

MMEX Resources announced in August of 2017 that it secured permit approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to build a 10,000 barrel-per-day (BPD) crude distillation unit near Fort Stockton, Texas. The expectation is that the project will require approximately 12 months of construction time and create major economic impact in Pecos County.

Last month, MMEX Resources announced that it retained Interstate Treating, Inc. (Odessa, Texas) to be the primary contractor for the engineering, procurement and construction of MMEX’s planned 10,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil distillation unit in Pecos County.

The Company also announced that Interstate Treating’s field personnel would immediately start the detailed engineering phase of the project so that the parties can finalize a definitive engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement. Interstate Treating is a foremost provider of complete turnkey construction services to the gas treating and processing industry.

This week, MMEX Resources announced that it signed an off-take agreement with Pilot Thomas Logistics. This off-take agreement is for the sale of its diesel fuel production from Phase 1 of the MMEX refinery project in Pecos County, a 10,000 BPD Crude Distillation Unit. This agreement provides for Pilot Thomas Logistics to obtain 100 percent of the diesel production from Phase 1, around 4,200 barrels per day, for markets in the Permian Basin region chiefly for use in drilling operations.

MMEX Resources held a ground breaking ceremony on its 10,000 barrel-per-day (BPD) crude distillation unit near Fort Stockton, Texas on Friday, November 17, 2017.

MMEX Resources Corp. (MMEX), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0043, up 30.30%, on 94,175,148 volume with 440 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,378,148 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0015/$0.0182.

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CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. (CIBH)

Stock Traders Chat and MarketWatch reported earlier on CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. (CIBH), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for CIBM Bank. The Bank provides banking and related services for small and middle-market business customers. Incorporated in 1985, CIB Marine Bancshares lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

CIB Marine Bancshares has its headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, the Bank has offices in Central and Northeastern Illinois, Milwaukee, as well as Indianapolis markets.

CIB operates via Banking and Mortgage Banking segments. It accepts demand, savings, and time deposits.

The traditional banking services that CIBM Bank provides include a wide spectrum of loan products. These include commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial and residential construction loans, one-to-four family residential real estate loans, consumer loans, and commercial and standby letters of credit.

Furthermore, services provided include acceptance of demand, savings and time deposits; commercial paper and repurchase agreements, and other banking services.

CIBM Bank operates as Marine Bank in its Indiana and Wisconsin markets, Central Illinois Bank in its central Illinois market, and Avenue Bank in its Chicagoland market. Located in Naperville, Illinois, the Avenue Mortgage division of the Bank serves all CIBM Bank markets.

At the end of January 2018, CIB Marine Bancshares announced its unaudited results of operations and financial condition for Q4 and year-end 2017. During Q4 2017, CIB Marine made special tax adjustment entries related to its deferred tax assets. This included a partial reversal of its valuation allowance.

Consequently, CIB reported Net Income after tax of $23.9 million for Q4 2017 and $27.0 million for the year 2017.  Pre-tax Net Income for Q4 2017 was $1.2 million or $0.07 basic and $0.03 diluted Earnings per Share, versus $1.1 million for the same period of 2016 and $0.06 basic and $0.03 diluted Earnings per Share.

Pre-tax Net Income for the year ended December 31, 2017, was $4.3 million or $0.24 basic and $0.12 diluted Earnings per Share, versus $4.1 million or $0.23 basic and $0.12 diluted Earnings per Share for the same period of 2016.

CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. (CIBH), closed Friday's trading session at $1.58, up 3.95%, on 2,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,209 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.35/$1.99.

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InPlay Oil Corp. (IPOOF)

Zacks, Stockhouse, Uptick Newswire, Penny Stock Hub, Energy Now, Barchart, Wallmine, OTC Markets, Dividend Investor, Market Screener, Stockwatch, MarketWatch, Private Capital NewsWire, InvestorX, TradingView, The Street, Wallet Investor, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, and GuruFocus reported on InPlay Oil Corp. (IPOOF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQX-listed, InPlay Oil Corp. is a growth-oriented light oil development and production company. It concentrates on large oil in place pools with low recovery factors, low declines, and long life reserves mainly targeting the Cardium Formation in the Province of Alberta. The Company’s light oil focus properties provide high netbacks with fast payout on new drills. InPlay Oil has its corporate office in Calgary, Alberta.

The Company’s Cardium assets are situated in West Central Alberta centered in the Pembina and Willesden Green pools. The pools have large oil in place reserves and there are still large reserves of unrecovered oil. At year end 2016, Cardium accounted for 70 percent of InPlay Oil’s production.

InPlay Oil’s Belly River light oil property is on the east side of the Pembina Cardium Pool. Belly River growth opportunities are centered around targeting oil in tight sands with low recovery factors by drilling horizontal multi-frac wells.

Additionally, InPlay Oil holds rights on a developing Duvernay light oil play. Depths are only slightly more than that of the Cardium sand in Willesden Green. This results in well costs that are manageable for the Company.

Recently, InPlay Oil announced its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. Total production was up 17 percent to 4,396 boe/d versus Q2 2017. This resulted in average production for the first half of 2018 of 4,405 boe/d within the Company’s previous annual average 2018 guidance of 4,400 – 4,500 boe/d.

Revenues rose 44 percent from Q2 2017 to $21.0 million (96 percent derived from light oil and liquids). Operating Income was $11.5 million. This represents a 53 percent increase over Q2 2017 with a corresponding 31 percent increase in operating netback to $28.74/boe.

The Company’s capital program of $12.3 million in Q2 2018 consisted of a number of exploration, development and land acquisition activities. Development capital was centered on the Willesden Green bioturbated Cardium where InPlay drilled two 100 percent working interest (WI) extended reach horizontal wells and commenced a non-operated extended reach horizontal well, which drilled through quarter end.

Yesterday, InPlay Oil announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain non-core oil and gas properties in the West Pembina area of Alberta for cash consideration of $16.7 million, subject to closing adjustments.  The Company plans to use the proceeds from the Disposition to step up Cardium drilling within its core Willesden Green area and lessen corporate indebtedness that will translate into its second increase in 2018 guidance over the past five weeks. 

InPlay Oil Corp. (IPOOF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.2555, up 4.63%, on 14,700 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,642 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.0101/$1.5513.

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Aurion Resources Ltd. (AIRRF)

Stockscores, Market Screener, MoneyHub, Stockwatch, Barchart, The Street, Wallmine, Gold Telegraph, Investor Point, Penny Stock Hub, Stockhouse, Investors Guru, Dividend Investor, Wallet Investor, 4-Traders, and Gold Stock Data reported on Aurion Resources Ltd. (AIRRF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Aurion Resources Ltd. is an exploration company headquartered in St. John’s NL.  The Company’s strategy is to generate or acquire early stage precious metals exploration opportunities and advance them through business partnerships or joint venture (JV) arrangements. Incorporated in 2006, Aurion Resources lists on the OTC Markets.

At present, the Company’s focus in on developing its projects in Finland where it currently has a JV arrangement with B2 Gold Corp. In 2014, Aurion Resources began a gold exploration initiative in the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt (CLGB) of Northern Finland. Aurion controls about 200,000 ha of mineral tenements within the Paleoproterozoic, CLGB.

Aurion’s first acquisition was the purchase of the Kutuvuoma and Silasselka projects from Dragon Mining Oy. Afterwards, the Company independently acquired more mineral tenements throughout the CLGB. Current total land holdings are now around 70,000 hectares.

Kutuvuoma is a high-grade gold project. Kutuvuoma occurs along a multi-km structural-stratigraphic trend associated with the regional Sirkka Shear Zone. Many geochemical and geophysical targets coincide with this trend along strike from the main zone of mineralization.

Silasselka was discovered by the state mining entity Otanmaki Oy in the 1960s. No exploration has taken place since. Also, no gold exploration is documented. Silasselka lies north of and along trend with the Hanhimaa Shear Zone that hosts manifold gold occurrences to the south.

In March of this year, Aurion Resources reported that it completed a short winter exploration program consisting of diamond drilling, ground geophysics and Base of Till (BoT) sampling on its 100 percent owned Risti Project in Northern Finland. Two new drill holes and the extension of another were completed at the Aamurusko gold prospect. The Risti Property consists of an area of roughly 15,000 ha. The setting of the Aamurusko gold mineralization is analogous to the setting of many of the world-class gold deposits in the Timmins camp of the Abitibi province of Northern Ontario. 

Aurion Resources Ltd. (AIRRF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.0263, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,979 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.5159/$2.8216.

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Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN).

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTC: GRYN), a cannabis cultivation company targeting the high-end medical and adult-use recreational market, recently announced that it has appointed two new professionals to its management team. Matthew Dole and Jeff Palumbo bring years of leadership experience to Green Hygienics Holdings. The full announcement can be viewed at http://nnw.fm/nUd13.

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN) is a full-scope, premium cannabis cultivation company targeting the high-end medical and adult-use recreational market. With more than 25 years of experience in agricultural science and innovation, Green Hygienics is establishing itself as a leader in the advancement of science-driven cannabis cultivation systems. The company will grow by generating revenues from the sales of premium grade cannabis products, developing and licensing valuable IP, making strategic acquisitions, and creating trusted global consumer brands.

The company has integrated and is developing its own IP assets related to proprietary systems and apparatus, software, algorithms and custom-engineered hardware. This provides ultimate efficiencies in a commercially controlled cultivation environment. Utilizing the advantages of hybrid-aeroponics, Green Hygienics creates a sterile growing environment that produces consistent, high-quality product while maintaining the lowest possible carbon footprint. The company utilizes state-of-the-art, quality-controlled commercial cultivation methodology to assure production of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at much higher yields and greatly reduced costs.

Hybrid-aeroponics produces quality cannabis faster than traditional methods since it doesn’t require natural sunlight or soil and can be operational and produce plants anywhere. Plants grown under aeroponic conditions receive water and nutrients directly to their roots via a fine mist in a controlled environment, dramatically reducing spoilage while keeping the product organic and the environment pest-free. The plants are given the exact amount of nutrients and moisture precisely when needed. Green Hygienics maintains ultimate control over every aspect of this cultivation process, which allows the company to operate with conservation of natural resources in mind. The technology that uses 90-95 percent less water and does not require the use of pesticides or fungicides.

Additionally, the company’s state-of-the-art engineered, controlled environments include electrical, mechanical and HVAC designs that meet mandatory fire and energy codes while improving energy efficiency significantly.

Through these practices, Green Hygienics is establishing itself as a leader in the advancement of science-driven cannabis cultivation systems. The company continues to develop and incubate software as well as engineer hardware to provide additional control over the commercial cultivation method. The company’s science-based approach reveals any growth anomalies before the human eye can see them. This makes it possible to monitor all facets of production, identify cultivation problems based upon scientific data, and implement immediate corrective action, if needed.

The future of commercial cannabis cultivation hinges on using science to control the growing environment in order to remain competitive and deliver a premium grade of product on a consistent basis. The company holds a competitive advantage through its ability to produce premium cannabis products at a significantly lower cost per gram than direct competitors and others in the cannabis industry.

Innovations within the sector that create efficiencies and successful brands will become highly valued. Green Hygienics and its forward-thinking management team are constantly studying the market dynamics of the cannabis industry in North America and abroad while actively pursuing possible expansion opportunities. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and establishing operations in San Diego, California, targeting the $5 billion California cannabis market.

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN), closed the day's trading session at $0.398, up 32.23%, on 35,790 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 64,151 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0099/$0.50.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) was a featured company on this week’s episode of MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is an internationally syndicated television program discussing “money and what makes it happen.” To view the full interview, visit: http://nnw.fm/6rYrD. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/N8epZ. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released an Audio Press Release (APR) titled “Gambling and Tech Companies Charge into American Sports Betting Market,” featuring SinglePoint. To hear the NetworkNewsAudio version, visit: http://nnw.fm/gJV48. To read the full editorial, visit: http://nnw.fm/RaN3D. Also today, SING announced its Bitcoin Wallet application has been approved in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. SingleCoin Announcement Video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed the day's trading session at $0.0294, up 12.64%, on 7,487,535 volume with 403 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,556,270 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.02349/$0.133.

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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)

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

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG), through its Green FinCEN-compliant processing system, is providing the legalized marijuana industry an alternative to traditional banking. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/OXwz1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), closed the day's trading session at $0.0355, up 8.90%, on 564,536 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 326,856 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0161/$0.092.

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

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

QMC Quantum Minerals (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX.V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) is remaining positive regarding lithium’s favorable pricing outlook as the overall market paints a positive picture of potential for the metal. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/QUuU4.

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) 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 $0.2864, up 1.60%, on 85,990 volume with 22 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 96,312 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0899/$1.46.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA)

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

CannabisNewsAudio announces the Audio Press Release (APR) titled "Latest Farm Bill Developments Hold Out Hope for Hemp Farmers," featuring Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA). To hear the CannabisNewsAudio version, visit: http://cnw.fm/KlcB4. To read the full editorial, visit: http://cnw.fm/Ze6Nt.

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 $0.0301, up 0.67%, on 5,349,643 volume with 340 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,011,106 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0219/$0.0728.

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Canopy Rivers Corporation

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Corporation.

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

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

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

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

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

  • Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
  • CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
  • Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
  • James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
  • LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
  • PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
  • Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
  • Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a premiere retail cannabis distributor that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Canada’s largest private liquor retailer, Solo Liquor, who collectively have more than 50 years of regulated substance retail experience. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy as “Solo Growth Corp.”
  • Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
  • TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
  • Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.

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

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

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Pacific Software, Inc. (PFSF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pacific Software, Inc. (PFSF).

Pacific Software (OTC: PFSF), an emerging development technology corporation and master licensor of Hyperledger blockchain-based systems, has developed an “agri-blockchain” technology to track agricultural products from farm to table, providing an accurate, tamper-proof record. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/rA8iw.

Pacific Software, Inc. (PFSF) is focused on the design, development, and distribution of Hyperledger blockchain technology solutions for application to the specific needs of agriculture, cannabis, and the opioid epidemic.

The basic requirements of the systems to be developed include high-throughput transaction processing, traceability or tracking, visibility or monitoring, and transparency throughout the supply and value chains for the stakeholders. The development of this architecture will serve as an online commercial portal to service Pacific Software’s B2B accounts in the sectors below.

Agriculture
For application of its Agri-blockchain based system, Pacific Software will target farm-to-consumer exports to increase transparency, combat theft and counterfeit products, and reduce the health risks associated with shipping “tainted” agricultural products to other countries.

Cannabis
Perceiving blockchain as an ideal mechanism for the complexities of the cannabis industry, Pacific Software will strive to improve the transparency, compliance, and efficiency of the “seed-to-sale” supply chain in states where the plant is legal.

Controlled Substances
With the misuse of opioids on the rise worldwide, Pacific Software aims to apply its blockchain-based system to track opioids from pharmaceutical production to consumers and attempt to identify “Bad Actors” in the supply chain and fight against the global epidemic.

Business Model
The portal will be structured in a B2B format where clients will pay the company transaction fees, royalties, cash, cash equivalents and other forms of compensation to utilize its Hyperledger blockchain applications for their business models.

As the company executes these strategies, each Hyperledger blockchain-based system designed may be organized separately in wholly owned subsidiaries. To enhance its portfolio of holdings, Pacific Software may consider investments in companies where selected markets have imminent profitable results, providing appreciable value for investors and shareholders.

Pacific Software, Inc. (PFSF), closed the day's trading session at $5.25, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.00/$5.25.

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DeepMarkit Inc. (TSX-V: MKT) (OTC: MKTDF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight DeepMarkit Inc. (MKTDF).

DeepMarkit Inc. (TSX.V: MKT) (OTCQB: MKTDF) sees its gamification marketing strategy growing in international markets, such as the Asia-Pacific region, where the enthusiasm shown by the population toward online gaming is growing along with smartphone ownership. Gamification utilizes the marriage of game-like features with a non-game platform to collect consumer data from online games. The result is the application of real time analytics and information created for retailer clients to better understand their customer audience (http://nnw.fm/riKb2). Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how MKTDF helps businesses convert players into leads and leads into customers using its proprietary promotions platform. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/mP0VB.

DeepMarkit Inc. (TSX-V: MKT) (OTC: 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 $0.0203, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,489 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0195/$0.1199.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

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

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) CEO Warren Wang addressed shareholder concerns over liquidity and burn rate. The television program can be viewed online immediately at www.moneytv.net. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how CIIX provides real-time market commentary, analysis and education-related services via the foremost financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors, www.ChineseFN.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed the day's trading session at $0.495, off by 2.94%, on 105,192 volume with 95 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 252,671 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.365/$1.58.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

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

Net Element’s (NASDAQ: NETE) focus on the North American market is driving solid revenue growth. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/ijfM8. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how NETE anticipates that strategic initiatives will add more than $6.5 million in gross profits in the coming four years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Net Element (NETE), closed the day's trading session at $5.80, off by 0.85%, on 47,357 volume with 314 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 110,693 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.47/$33.509.

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DPW Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: DPW)

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

DPW Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: DPW), a diversified holding company (the “Company”), announced it has filed a prospectus supplement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for a continuous public offering of up to 1,000,000 shares of its newly designated 10% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) carrying liquidation preference of $25.00 per share.

DPW Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: DPW), is a diverse holding company pursuing a growth strategy of  acquiring undervalued assets with disruptive technologies with a global impact.

The company invests in diverse industries within the commercial, defense/aerospace, industrial, communication, medical, crypto-mining, hospitality, textile, and corporate investment/lending sectors. DPW has evolved and grown from being a leader in advanced power products. Through its subsidiaries, the company continues to be a leader and supplier of innovative technologies, advanced design and development services, and state-of-the-art power products and solutions.

Through its wholly owned Coolisys Technologies, Inc. subsidiary, DPW is committed to offering world-class technology-based solutions for critical applications and lifesaving services that are primarily driven by innovation. Coolisys targets to the defense, aerospace, naval, homeland security, medical, telecom, datacom and industrial markets. Its growth strategy centers on core markets that are characterized by “high barriers to entry” and require specialized products and services not likely to be commoditized. Through a portfolio of companies, Coolisys is engaged in developing and manufacturing advanced switching power products and power solutions that utilize a customized digital power management and resonant topology to attain:

  • The highest efficiency and highest density power converters and inverters
  • Specialized complex airborne high-frequency, radio frequency (RF), and microwave detector-log video amplifiers (DLVA)
  • Very high-frequency filters
  • Naval power conversion and distribution equipment

Coolisys offers its technology and services through three primary groups: the Power Solutions Group (PSG), the Defense and Aerospace Solutions Group (DSG), and the Advanced Service Industries (ASI) Group. Coolisys manages five divisions:

  • Digital Power Corporation, a leader in providing power electronics technology that is based in northern California.
  • Digital Power Limited dba Gresham Power Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of power distribution systems primarily for Naval use that is based in Salisbury, UK.
  • Microphase Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of microwave electronics technology that is based in Shelton, Connecticut.
  • Power-Plus Technical Distributors, a value-added distributor that is based in Sonora, California.
  • Enertec Systems, a developer and manufacturer of specialized advanced electronic systems for the defense and aerospace sectors that is based in Karmiel, Israel.

DPW’s portfolio of wholly owned subsidiaries also includes Digital Power Lending, LLC (DPL), a California private lending company operating under Financial Lender’s License ##60DBO-77905. DPL is dedicated to strategically providing capital to small and middle-size businesses for an equity interest in addition to loan fees and interest. DPL provides secured and unsecured debt financing for public and private companies. These loans will typically have a six to 12-month maturity and range from $250,000-$5 million. DPL is active in bridge loans, receivable financing, inter company loans and micro loans. DPL will work with a network of company owned ATMs (terminals) in California, which will help utilize its CA Finance Lending License and enable the company to offer micro loans of up to $500 or less.

Management has over 50 years of Wall Street experience of investing in, and building companies. DPL’s desire is to bring world-class companies lending opportunities while allowing main street investors to participate. Deal flow and organization comes from an extensive network of investment bankers, business brokers, family offices, and institutional clients enabling DPL to engage and fund the most compelling companies from Silicon Valley to Wall Street.

To date, DPL has funded over $19 million in loans. Since inception, DPL has internally funded over $15 million to DPW’s portfolio companies and wholly owned subsidiaries. As for companies outside DPW, DPL has lent over $4 million in commercial and real estate loans. DPL has funded INVO Bioscience, Medovex, Parallax, Alzamend Neuro, as well as hospitality clients, such as Guilia DTLA and Prep Kitchens.

Another subsidiary wholly owned by DPW is Super Crypto Mining, Inc., a cloud computing service that provides shared and managed computing resources optimized for various block chain mining solutions. Based in Newport Beach, California, Super Crypto Mining leverages its engineering expertise and existing locations to create cryptocurrency mining facilities throughout the world. The company owns and maintains the computing resources and sells access to their use. The established mining is on the Top 3 crypto-currencies with the goal of having 10,000 miners deployed in 2018. Super Crypto Mining endeavors to leverage its engineering expertise and existing global facilities (high-security defense business locations) to secure mining farms. Super Crypto Mining is a rapidly growing organization that recently strategically secured 25 mega watts to power the company’s mining farm. For crypto currency mining, locations with inexpensive power and secure capacity are minimal and hence costly. Having such a location allows the company to grow its mining business to more than 20,000 mining machines. Super Crypto Mining continues to purchase mining machines and explore opportunities to expand its services into other related areas including mining farm real estate investments, mining machine development, and mainstream blockchain projects.

DPW additionally has beneficiary ownership in MTIX International, Inc., the parent company of MTIX, Ltd. and I.AM, Inc.

MTIX was acquired by Avalanche International aka MTIX International, Inc., in August 2017 and offers “green technology” that uses a proprietary laser process to enhance the surface of textiles. This process reduces water usage by approximately 75 percent, reduces greenhouse gases by approximately 90 percent, and reduces chemical use by approximately 95 percent.

I.AM, acquired in May 2018, owns and operates hospitality offerings that include four Prep Kitchen brand restaurants and Giulia DTLA.

Utilizing a shareholder-centric approach to compensation, DPW has formulated the following 10-year objectives:

  • Achieve compounded annual revenue growth of 25-35%
  • Achieve compounded annual net Income growth of 5%
  • Achieve positive unrestricted free cash flow by the end of 2019

DPW is led by a seasoned team of successful business professionals and entrepreneurs. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

DPW Holdings, Inc. (DPW), closed the day's trading session at $0.455, off by 2.67%, on 519,231 volume with 1,327 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,818,853 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3889/$5.949.

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Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST).

CannabisNewsWire ("CNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Earth Science Tech Inc. (OTCQB: ETST), a client of CNW that offers the highest purity and quality high-grade full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market. To view the full publication, titled “The CBD Bonanza on the Horizon,” visit: http://cnw.fm/Hh3ot.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST) is an innovative biotechnology company operating in the fields of hemp cannabinoid (CBD), nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device research and development. Earth Science Tech offers the highest purity and quality, full-spectrum, high-grade hemp CBD (cannabidiol) oil on the market. Made using the supercritical CO2 liquid extraction process, the company’s CBD oil is 100 percent natural and organic. Earth Science Tech has partnered with the University of Central Oklahoma and DV Biologics Laboratory to conduct research and development projects that scientifically support and advance the healthcare benefits of its high-grade hemp CBD oil.

Earth Science Tech Inc. currently has three wholly owned subsidiaries focused on developing its role as a world leader in the CBD space and expanding its work in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. These subsidiaries include:

  • Earth Science Pharma, Inc., which is committed to development of low cost, noninvasive diagnostic tools, medical devices, testing processes and vaccines for sexually transmitted infections and/or diseases. Earth Science Pharmaceutical CEO and chief science officer Michel Aubé is leading the company’s research and development efforts. The company’s first medical device, MSN-2, is a home kit designed for the detection of STIs, such as chlamydia, from a self-obtained gynecological specimen. Earth Science Pharma is working to develop and bring to market medical devices and vaccines that meet the specific needs of women.
  • Cannabis Therapeutics, Inc. (“CTI”), which is poised to take a leadership role in the development of new, leading-edge, cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. CTI is invested in research and development to explore and harness the medicinal power of cannabidiol. The company holds a provisional application patent for a CBD product that is focused on developing treatments for breast and ovarian cancers.
  • KannaBidioiD (“KBD”) provides a wide variety of products geared toward the recreational space of cannabis. KBD’s unique Kanna and CBD formulation is sold and distributed in CBD-infused edibles and vapes/e-liquids products. Kanna and CBD synergistically enhance one another, providing optimal relaxation, an uplifting sensation, enhanced focus and the added benefit of assisting with nicotine reduction therapy.

Earth Science Tech celebrated a significant, developmental year during 2017 by sharing its achievements in a condensed end-of-year report. Among the report’s highlights are the implementation of a development plan for the coming three years, which includes expanding into Canada and opening new manufacturing and shipping facilities. Of particular interest is the acquisition of Canna Inno Laboratories Inc., a company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which gives Earth Science Tech access to Canadian government grants offered to innovators in the pharmaceutical industry. ETST has also launched development of proprietary prophylactic therapies utilizing cannabidiol (CBD) to treat various forms of breast cancer.

In October 2017, ETST announced it is cooperating with the Clinique SIDA Amité (AIDS Friendship Clinic) for a mini-clinical trial, the last trial needed before the MSN-2 device, designed for the detection of STIs, enters molecular diagnostic trials. And in November 2017, the company began pre-launch human trials on a new CBD formula to fight against the U.S. opioid epidemic. The new formula, expected to decrease cravings and the negative effects of withdrawal in addicts, is based on industrial hemp CBD mixed with a known natural ingredient proven to help increase dopamine levels. ETST’s medical devices will first be launched in Vietnam, Djibouti and Morocco while the company awaits regulatory permission to enter the North American market.

The company expects to up-list to the OTCQB in early 2018, which management believes will attract well-funded institutional investors and pave the way to becoming the next billion-dollar-in-capitalization company on the OTC markets. Other highlights include completion of the company’s Scientific Advisory Council with a team of recognized scientists, the launching of several CBD-infused edible products and entry into the medical devices market through collaborative partnerships.

Earth Science Tech has signed a collaborate agreement with Laboratories BNK Canada, a private laboratory that will conduct the clinical studies necessary for MSN-2 medical device-related services to meet regulatory requirements. ETST has confirmed the MSN-2 device’s ability to detect chlamydia, and is working to validate similar results for gonorrhea, both highly infectious diseases that often have permanent consequences for patients. ETST will also add testing for trichomoniasis and a complete body fluid panel to detect the different serotypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. These additions will help the company create sales opportunities in the global market for diagnostic testing of STDs that Transparency Market Research has indicated will grow to $108 billion by 2019.

Cannabis Therapeutics is in the development stage of two cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drugs and three cannabinoid-based nutraceutical products targeting a variety of ailments such as anxiety, depression, triple negative breast cancer, and fatty liver disease, among others. Research into the benefits of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid molecules found in the cannabis plant is supported by ETST’s International Application for Provisional Patent titled “Cannabidiol Compositions Including Mixtures and Uses Thereof,” which was filed on October 8, 2015. Cannabis Thera’s R&D efforts are concentrated on developing CBD-based drugs and nutraceutical products and in working to integrate the CBD molecule with existing generic drug molecules to create more efficient medications with fewer and less severe side effects. A report in Hemp Business Journal predicts the CBD consumer market will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020, while other industry experts expect an increase to almost $3 billion by 2021. A recent report by Statista projects the U.S. consumer market for cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could reach $50 billion by the year 2029.

The management team at Earth Science Tech brings decades of invaluable experience to the nutraceutical, dietary supplement field as well as the life sciences sectors. Nickolas S. Tabraue, who serves as the president, director and chief operating officer, is an industry veteran with extensive knowledge of supplements, retail management, customer service and sales expertise. He is joined by CEO and CSO Dr. Michel Aubé, a microbiologist whose scientific research in sexually transmitted infections, cancer and stem cell biology has been widely published in several prestigious medical journals. Sergio Castillo, chief marketing officer, and Gabriel Aviles, chief sales officer, bring a wealth of marketing and sales experience to Earth Science Tech, which is complemented by Issa El-Cheikh, Ph.D., and his 25 years in the international finance, accounting, planning and execution of large scale transactions in the public and private sectors.

Earth Science Tech’s products include CBD, a natural constituent of hemp oil derived from hemp stalk and seed. EST offers CBD in the form of vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, personal care products, homeopathies, functional foods and other products delivered in such forms as capsules, tablets, soft gels, chewables, liquids, creams, sprays, powders and whole herbs. Earth Science products can be found at retail stores throughout the United States and are available for purchase through the internet.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST), closed the day's trading session at $0.80, even for the day, on 23,294 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 13,598 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.324/$1.62.

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BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX.V: DNAX) (OTC: BKKSF)

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

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX.V: DNAX) (OTC: BKKSF), through its easily integrated BLOCKStrain platform, enables cannabis growers to defend their intellectual property rights with an authentic, verifiable chain of evidence embedded in the blockchain from genome to sale. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/rp3pM.

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX.V: DNAX) (OTC: BKKSF), 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. (BKKSF), closed the day's trading session at $0.1901, off by 11.17%, on 155,100 volume with 18 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 46,267 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109/$0.85.

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Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTC: STLHF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Standard Lithium Ltd. (OTC: STLHF).

NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTC: STLHF), a client of NNW engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations utilizing the Company’s proprietary selective extraction technology.

Standard Lithium Ltd. (OTC: STLHF) is focused on unlocking the value of existing large-scale U.S.-based lithium brine resources that can quickly be brought into production. The Company believes new lithium production can rapidly be brought on stream by minimizing project risks at selection stage; resource, political & geographic, and regulatory & permitting; and by leveraging advances in lithium extraction technologies and processes.

The Company’s flagship project is in southern Arkansas. The more than 180,000-acre “Smackover Project” is in the most prolific and productive brine processing region in North America. Agreements with large commercial brine operators in the region will allow Standard Lithium to utilize the extensive existing infrastructure, including brine supply and disposal pipelines, water, power and a trained workforce to fast-track project development timelines.

“Arkansas produces about 9.4 billion gallons of brine per year, according to 2010-2016 average statistics reported by the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission.”

Standard Lithium signed a binding MoU with global specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation and its U.S. affiliate Great Lakes Chemical Corporation with the purpose of demonstrating the commercial viability of extraction of lithium from brine (“tail brine”) that is produced as part of LANXESS’ bromine extraction business at its three Southern Arkansas facilities.

LANXESS’ land operations in Southern Arkansas encompass more than 150,000 acres, 10,000 brine leases and surface agreements and 250 miles of pipelines. LANXESS extracts the brine from its wells located throughout the area, and the brine is transported to the three Arkansas plants through a network of pipelines. The three bromine extraction plants currently employ approximately 500 people and process and reinject several hundred thousand barrels of brine per day.

Standard Lithium has developed a breakthrough rapid lithium extraction process that reduces the recovery time of extracting lithium from brine to as little as several hours vs. the current industry method that takes years. The process is also much more environmentally friendly with a significantly smaller footprint than the conventional processes. The company has a signed agreement to locate a demonstration scale lithium extraction plant inside one of LANXESS’ chemical plants in Southern Arkansas.

The Company has also signed an option agreement with NYSE-listed Tetra Technologies for the lithium rights for exploration, extraction, and possible commercial development on approximately 30,000 acres of brine leases in Southern Arkansas. The largest available land package.

Recent laboratory results of four brine samples recovered from two existing wells in Standard Lithium’s project area showed lithium concentrations ranging between 347-461 mg/L lithium, with an average of 450 mg/L lithium in one of the wells and 350 mg/L in the other. Geological modeling of the project area is complete, and a maiden resource report is on the horizon.

Market Opportunity

World demand for lithium continues to surge. The global lithium compounds market is projected to reach U.S. $5.87 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 13.22% between 2015 and 2020. Lithium-ion batteries are the fastest growing segment of the market.

Leadership

Standard Lithium’s commitment to being a premier, innovation-driven company focused on developing and commercializing new modern processes for lithium extraction is bolstered by the leading experts that comprise the company’s Scientific Advisory Council. Each member was selected because of their experience and expertise in areas that are central to and/or complement Standard Lithium’s current development plans. Standard Lithium recently welcomed to the Council world-renowned chemist Dr. Barry Sharpless, the recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions.

Standard Lithium is led by a team of professionals with proven strong technical and project development skills. CEO Robert Mintak has a global network of industry contacts and is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving lithium space. COO and President Dr. Andy Robinson is an experienced geoscientist with 20+ years of experience and a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Robinson has worked on a wide range of projects in the resource, power and energy sectors in Europe, Africa, and North and South America.

The company recently appointed Robert Cross as non-executive chairman. Cross is an engineer with 25 years of experience as a financier and company builder in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He co-founded and serves as chairman of B2Gold, a top-performing growing gold producer which is expected to achieve nearly 1 million ounces of low-cost gold production in 2018. He was also co-founder and chairman of Bankers Petroleum Ltd.; co-founder and chairman of Petrodorado Energy Ltd.; and until October 2007 was the non-executive chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc. He also was previously the chairman and CEO of Yorkton Securities Inc., and a partner in investment banking with Gordon Capital Corp. in Toronto. Cross has an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo (1982) and received an MBA from Harvard in 1987.

Following a multi-million-dollar financing in Q1 2018, Standard Lithium is well-positioned to meet its upcoming milestones including two maiden resource reports and the launch of its breakthrough rapid lithium extraction technology.

Standard Lithium Ltd. (OTC: STLHF), closed the day's trading session at $1.16, off by 4.92%, on 114,532 volume with 80 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33,732 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.604/$2.23.

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