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BioHiTech Global, Inc. (BHTG)

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BioHiTech Global, Inc. is a green technology business that provides innovative data-driven solutions for food waste disposal. The Company develops and deploys unique and disruptive waste management technologies. BioHiTech Global is a leader in zero waste solutions for businesses and municipalities of all sizes. BioHiTech Global lists on the NasdaqCM. The Company is based in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

BioHiTech Global provides waste management solutions to a worldwide customer base encompassing a complete set of technology-based disposal options that can have a considerable effect on waste generation. This is while providing a true zero landfill environment. The Company has launched its BioHiTech Alto™. This is a next generation interactive industrial communication technology. BioHiTech Alto™ enables users to communicate intelligently with industrial equipment in real-time.

BioHiTech Alto is an important new element of the Company’s complete food waste solution, which uses data and analytics to help drive smarter business decisions. In addition, the Company launched BioHiTech Cirrus. This is a mobile application for complete insight into the waste stream.

BioHiTech Global expanded its waste stream product offering in 2016 with the launch of Entsorga North America. The Entsorga North America undertaking expands the Company’s product offering towards providing disruptive, clean technology solutions that advance the global movement towards sustainability and zero waste initiatives.

In early December, BioHiTech Global announced that its Entsorga West Virginia, LLC (EWV) subsidiary completed an $8 million tax-exempt bond financing to finalize construction and start operations at the nation's first HEBioT™ renewable resource recovery facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia. BioHiTech Global recently entered into a definitive agreement to become the largest owner of EWV.

Other minority partners include Apple Valley Waste Technologies, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, and Entsorga USA, a company owned by the principals of the Italian engineering firm that developed the HEBioT technology. Another Kinderhook portfolio company, Apple Valley Waste, an affiliate of Apple Valley Waste Technologies, will be providing feedstock and specific business services for the operations.

BioHiTech Global’s plan is to build a series of facilities using the patented HEBioT process in the United States in the coming years. A second site is now under development in Rensselaer, New York, with other potential locations in early stage planning.

This week, BioHiTech Global announced it completed the acquisition of an additional 26.8 percent ownership stake in the Martinsburg Facility. This acquisition makes the Company the largest owner of the Martinsburg Facility, enabling it to consolidate the operations in its financial statements. The expectation is that the Martinsburg Facility will generate $7 million of annual high margin revenue starting in 2019.

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (BHTG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.35, down 3.69%, on 8,243 volume with 47 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,928 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.40/$5.76.

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Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (PPCB)

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Propanc Biopharma, Inc. is a clinical stage Biopharmaceutical Company that centers on the development of new and proprietary treatments for cancer patients suffering from solid tumors such as pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal cancers. It has developed a formulation of anti-cancer compounds that exert numerous effects designed to control or prevent tumors from recurring and spreading throughout the body. OTCQB-listed, Propanc Biopharma is based in Australia.

The Company is developing a long-term therapy founded on a pancreatic proenzyme formulation to prevent tumour recurrence and metastasis. Propanc’s lead product is PRP. This is a novel, patented, formulation consisting of two proenzymes mixed in a synergetic ratio.

PRP is a solution for once daily intravenous administration of a combination of two pancreatic proenzymes, trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen, for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. PRP is an enhanced proenzyme formulation designed to enhance the anti-cancer effects of multiple enzymes acting synergistically.

Propanc Biopharma has received Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of PRP. The approved indication is one of the most lethal malignancies with a median survival of 6 months and a 5-year survival rate of less than 5 percent.

After extensive laboratory research and a limited amount of human testing, Propanc has evidence that PRP lessens cancer cell growth through promotion of cell differentiation; enhances cell adhesion and may suppress metastasis progression; and has no serious side effects and improves patient survival. The FDA granted Orphan Drug Designation status to PRP for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Yesterday, Propanc Biopharma announced that it chose LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) as its communications agency of record. LHS is an integrated investor and public relations agency. LHS concentrates on advancing health and science innovations. Propanc Biopharma is partnering with LHS to develop corporate awareness of Propanc as a health science innovator as it transitions its lead technology into human clinical trials.

Mr. James Nathanielsz, Propanc Biopharma Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, said, “As we move closer to the clinical trials stage, it’s critically important to build the right reputation amongst key stakeholders. LHS, with its proven track record in providing integrated communications to global health science innovators, will be a great long-term partner as we continue to drive PRP forward with our drug discovery efforts.”

Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (PPCB), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.029, down 17.14%, on 31,179,628 volume with 1,212 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,810,352 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0039/$0.288.

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NexOptic Technology Corp. (NXOPF)

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NexOptic Technology Corp. is a creative optical development company. Currently, it is focusing on the development of its initial consumer product for the growing outdoor recreation market, as well as a demonstration prototype for the mobile device space. NexOptic Technology is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.

Utilizing Blade Optics™, NexOptic’s developing family of inventive optical technologies, the Company aims to increase aperture sizes within given depth constraints of different imaging applications. Increasing the aperture enables a lens system to have an improved diffraction limit, providing the potential for substantially increased resolution.

Blade Optics™ refers to NexOptic Technology’s lens designs, algorithms and mechanics. These vary from patented to patent-pending and include all of the Company’s intellectual property (IP) and expertise. The Company has completed the design basis intended for its first commercial products in the sport optics marketplace. Two product designs were completed - a pocketable consumer version and a premium ‘prosumer’ model.

Recently, NexOptic Technology announced that it has developed and continues to refine pioneering artificial intelligence networks (AI) for photography. The Company’s engineered AI significantly decreases image noise and motion blur common in poor lighting imaging environments through taking advantage of deep convolutional neural networks.

Further to enhancing image quality, the technology could be used to improve long-range image stabilization and image capture in extreme lighting conditions. NexOptic Technology’s belief is that this technology will have major commercial applications in several industry verticals and has the potential to be incorporated into the Company’s present sport optics and smartphone lens offerings.

Darcy Daugela, P.Eng. and Chairman of NexOptic Technology stated recently, "We have long believed that the future of imaging lies in the harmony between disruptive optics and innovative software. Not only does this technology expand the potential applications of our existing long-range imaging capabilities, but it presents new opportunities throughout the broader imaging industry, as this technology can be applied to virtually any imaging system."

NexOptic Technology Corp. (NXOPF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.496, up 1.35%, on 3,436 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 28,363 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3865/$0.19.

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Rainforest Resources, Inc. (RRIF)

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Rainforest Resources, Inc.’s mission is to protect the ecosystems of the rainforest to reduce the impact of global warming. Rainforest Resources operates in the forestry sector. As part of its dedication to prevent global warming, the Company is making the best of efforts to preserve the rainforest, the initial phase being the “Huamboya Forest” Morona Santiago – Ecuador. At Huamboya, millenary trees and endemic species of the Amazon, terrestrial, aquatic, as well as aerial are found. Rainforest Resources has its U.S. office in Anna Maria, Florida.

The Company, in its dedication to ease global warming, commits all its efforts and economic support for the conservation of the humid forest. Furthermore, it produces carbon credit certificates and develops and exports natural spring water.

Rainforest Resources’ positions are in tropical rain forests, land for reforestation, and above all clean air. The Company’s vision is to sustain forestry and to live in harmony with forestry in itself.

Rainforest Resources is interested in conserving the Huamboya ecosystem. Huamboya presents a Humid Tropical Megathermal climate. The forest is covered by native forest without human intervention.

The Huamboya forest has about 586 endemic plant species of which 45 percent are orchids. The forest has a rich diversity of animal life. This includes 343 species of birds, 100 species of mammals, and more than 500 species of vertebrates.

Recently, Rainforest Resources announced, by way of its subsidiary Rain Forest Enterprises SA, that it purchased from Latitude Aerospace Solutions (LAS) a state of the art Drone model VTOL. When fitted with remote sensors, the Drone can detect the effect of greenhouse gases in a given area and provide data on CO2 and Oxygen levels. This is important information used in the computation for the issuance of Verified Emission Reductions (VERs)/Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).

The initial use of the Drone will be in the evaluation of Rainforest Resources’ rain forest properties in Ecuador to produce Verified Carbon Credit Certificates. Subsequently, it is the Company’s intention to provide the Drone services to other entities involved in the ecological preservation of the rainforests in Ecuador on a cost-plus basis. This will provide additional income to Rainforest Resources.

Rainforest Resources, Inc. (RRIF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $5.30, up 3.92%, on 10,869 volume with 30 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,314 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.50/$9.45.

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SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNT)

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SilverSun Technologies, Inc. is a business application, technology and consulting company. It provides strategies and solutions to meet its clients' information, technology, business management, and network and cybersecurity needs. SilverSun Technologies’ primary operating subsidiary is SWK Technologies. SilverSun operates in the Technology/Application Software industry. The Company is based in East Hanover, New Jersey.

SilverSun Technologies’ wholly-owned subsidiary, SWK Technologies, acquired Info Sys Management, Inc. (ISM) in 2018.  ISM is a foremost Portland, Oregon-based reseller of Sage Software and Acumatica  solutions. Additionally, ISM provides hosting services for business applications to customers throughout the U.S.

SilverSun engages in the acquisition and build-out of technology and software companies involved in providing transformative business management solutions and professional consulting services to small- and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Furthermore, the Company has its own development staff building software solutions for Electronic Data Interchange, time and billing and a variety of ERP enhancements.

SilverSun Technologies’ services and technologies deliver context-relevant insight and perspective into critical business operations. This enables the Company’s clients to manage, protect and monetize their enterprise assets - on premise or in the cloud. SilverSun offers solutions for accounting and business management, financial reporting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Warehouse Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Business Intelligence.

SilverSun’s proprietary, feature-rich and user-friendly EDI software is MAPADOC™. This software enables businesses to substantially cut data entry time through eliminating duplicate entries; to decrease costly errors with trading partners; and to reduce mapping time by greater than 75 percent.     

SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNT), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.25, even for the day, on 766 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,731 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.11/$4.84.

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Precision Optics Corp., Inc. (PEYE)

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Precision Optics Corp., Inc., utilizing proprietary optical technologies, is a foremost developer and manufacturer of advanced optical instruments. The Company designs and produces next generation medical instruments, Microprecision™ micro-optics with characteristic dimensions under 1 millimeter, and other advanced optical systems for a broad array of customers. OTCQB-listed, Precision Optics has its corporate office in Gardner, Massachusetts.

The Company developed the Cidex™ soakable endocoupler in 1983. Moreover, it developed the first commercially available stereoendoscope; and patented first-class durability and easy to repair sinuscopes and arthroscopes. Precision Optics has expertise in providing lenses to sizes as small as 0.2mm in diameter using its proprietary Microprecision™ technology with the quality of ground lenses approaching the cost of gradient index (GRIN) lenses.

Precision Optics’ expertise includes the design, development, and manufacturing of optical and mechanical-optical components, sub-assemblies, and systems. These include lenses, prisms, thin film coatings, optical assemblies, sinuscopes, arthroscopes, laparoscopes, stereo-endoscopes, beamsplitters, endocouplers, camera adapters and fiber optic assemblies.

Concerning Micro-Optics & Components, the Company has an in-house optical shop, flexible manufacturing, and staff of highly trained optical designers and technicians. It can manufacture cost-effectively in prototype, low or high volumes. Furthermore, Precision Optics provides optical components, optical system design and production of different lens and prism products for the defense and aerospace industries. Precision Optics’ belief is that current advances in its proprietary micro-optics and 3D imaging technologies present major opportunities for expanding applications to manifold potential medical products and procedures.

Mr. Joseph Forkey, Chief Executive Officer of Precision Optics, said, “We are pleased with our first quarter revenue performance.  In our fourth quarter earnings release, we anticipated a similar revenue level in the first quarter. We comfortably passed that expectation.”

Precision Optics Corp., Inc. (PEYE), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.34, even for the day, on 30 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,598 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.41/$1.85.

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Dyadic International, Inc. (DYAI)

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Dyadic International, Inc. is an international biotechnology company based in Jupiter, Florida. The Company’s focus is on further improving and applying its proprietary C1 gene expression platform to accelerate the development and reduce the cost of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales. Dyadic International has a foreign subsidiary, Dyadic Nederland, BV that maintains a small satellite office in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Dyadic International lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX.

The Company has developed a method for producing commercial quantities of enzymes and other proteins required for the production of industrial enzymes. It has successfully licensed this technology to third parties including Abengoa Bioenergy, BASF, Codexis and others. The basis of this technology is on the Myceliophthora thermophila fungus that Dyadic named C1. The C1 technology is a strong and versatile fungal expression system for gene discovery, development, expression and production of enzymes and other proteins.

Dyadic International’s C1 Expression System is an optimized and industrially proven system. It turns genes into a broad spectrum of valuable products. The C1 Technology Platform helps to overcome some of the inadequacies of existing expression technologies used for gene discovery, product development and commercialization. The Company is seeking research collaborations, government funding, partners, and sub-licensees in which to apply the C1 platform in the vaccine, antibody, biosimilar and biobetters industries.

Dyadic International announced in September 2018 that it entered into a fully funded proof of concept research collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH to explore the potential of its C1 technology to produce multiple types of biologic vaccines and drugs of interest for human health indications. With the agreement, Sanofi-Aventis will fund the collaborative research, which will use the proprietary and patented C1 Gene Expression Platform Technology to express multiple genes for vaccine and drug applications.

Last month, Dyadic International announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018. Research and Development Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2018, decreased to roughly $263,000 versus $272,000 for the same period the year prior. Research and Development Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, increased to roughly $609,000 versus $601,000 for the same period a year ago.

Dyadic International, Inc. (DYAI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.83, down 2.14%, on 20,708 volume with 40 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 39,185 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.36/$2.29.

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Versus Systems, Inc. (VRSSF)

Barchart, TradingView, and InvestorsHub.com reported earlier on Versus Systems, Inc. (VRSSF), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Versus Systems, Inc. has developed a proprietary in-game conditional prizing and promotions engine. This engine enables players to compete for and win real prizes from brands that they care about while playing their favorite games. Essentially, the Company’s white-label platform gives players the opportunity to play for the things they love, inside of the games they love. Versus Systems is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Versus Systems enables game developers and publishers to provide players with prizes that players can win inside their favorite games. This adds engagement and also a new dimension to gameplay. Company prizing includes gear, apparel, tickets, energy drinks, and downloadable content from brands such as Tier 1, Han Cholo, Rockstar Energy Drink, and others.

Versus Systems was named #13 on the 100 Top Companies for Millennial Women by leading women’s platform Mogul. The Company received recognition alongside Nike, Pinterest, and Deloitte for their efforts to attract, promote, and empower women in the workplace.

Versus Systems announced this year that it partnered with 704Games to provide in-game prizing in their upcoming titles. 704Games is working with the Company’s prizing and promotions platform to provide players with opportunities for in-game prizing and real-world rewards in their upcoming titles on mobile and console.

704Games released NASCAR Heat Mobile this past spring. This is the first authentic NASCAR racing game on mobile to feature 40 stock cars racing at the same time. Moreover, 704Games earlier announced their NASCAR Heat 2 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

Last month, Versus Systems announced it is developing a blockchain-enabled version of its conditional prizing platform.

Mr. Matthew Pierce, Versus Systems’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Versus has been including bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as potential prizing solutions in all of our IP filings from as far back as 2014. We believe in the power of the blockchain as a mechanic for securing identity records, and records of gameplay – rich data that we want to ensure is easy to secure at the highest level, easy to personalize, and straightforward to audit when necessary to ensure true outcomes.”

Recently, Versus Systems announced a partnership with IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (IDWM) to expand the Versus in-game prize offerings for video gamers.  Players will compete in-game for access to IDW’s comprehensive portfolio. IDW Media Holdings publishes comics and graphic novels for Star Trek, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, and more.

Versus Systems, Inc. (VRSSF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1836, up 15.87%, on 3,300 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,064 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1143/$0.3452.

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Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF)

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Trevali Mining Corporation is a zinc-focused, base metals company listed on the OTCQB. Its strategy includes achieving mid-tier Mining Company status through a combination of organic growth and unique deals and strategic alliances. The Company is a pure-play producer with industry-leading leverage to zinc with 80 -85 percent of revenue coming from zinc production. Incorporated in 1964, Trevali Mining is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company is focusing exploration activities in highly prospective, under-explored terrain in nations and regions that offer security of tenure and support mineral deposit development. Production has risen annually for five straight years. Resources at all mines remain open for expansion with exploration drill programs continuing. Glencore is a cornerstone strategic shareholder - 25.6 percent.

Trevali Mining has four mines. These are the wholly-owned Santander mine in Peru, the wholly-owned Caribou mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, the Company’s 80 percent owned Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, and its 90 percent owned Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso.

Trevali Mining also owns the Halfmile and Stratmat base metal deposits in New Brunswick. Currently, these are undergoing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) reviewing their potential development.

Regarding the Bathurst Mining Camp, Trevali Mining acquired five strategic mineral claim blocks from partner Glencore subject to a 2 percent NSR (Net Smelter Return) for any future production for a total of 3,520 ha of area, expanding Trevali's total land holdings to 11,380 ha in the Camp.

The Rosh Pinah mill re-grind circuit completed in Q4. It is anticipated to increase recoveries and increase concentrate quality.

Last month, Trevali Mining reported its mineral reserves and mineral resources statements as of December 31, 2017 and 2018 exploration plans. Total proven and probable mineral reserves rose to 3.17 billion lbs (1.44 million tonnes) of contained zinc. Contained lead increased to 542 million lbs (0.25 million tonnes lead). Silver increased to 18.7 million ounces. Increases mainly reflect the Caribou Mine’s maiden mineral reserve statement.

Total measured and indicated mineral resources rose to 6.59 billion lbs (2.99 million tonnes) of contained zinc. Inferred mineral resources consist of an additional 3.74 billion lbs (1.70 million tonnes) of contained zinc.

Total measured and indicated mineral resources also included 1.53 billion lbs (0.69 million tonnes) of contained lead and 48.04 million ozs of contained silver. Total inferred mineral resources comprised an additional 0.81 billion lbs (0.37 million tonnes) of contained lead and 33.48 million contained ozs silver.

Trevali Mining and Puma Exploration, Inc. have signed a Definitive Option Agreement for the Murray Brook Project. With this Option Agreement, Trevali Mining will provide up to 7.5 million dollars funding to finalize the acquisition of the Murray Brook Project which includes the Murray Brook Deposit (M.L. 252) and the Murray Brook East Property by Puma Exploration within the timeframe negotiated with Votorantim Metals Canada, Inc. (VMC) and El Nino Ventures, Inc. (ELN). The Murray Brook Deposit consists of 484 hectares under mining lease 252.

Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.28, even for the day, on 69,520 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 108,466 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.28/$1.37.

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Sprott, Inc. (SPOXF)

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A worldwide asset manager, Sprott, Inc. provides investors with access to highly-differentiated precious metals and real assets investment strategies. The Company’s best-in-class investment products include unique physical bullion trusts, mining ETFs (exchange-traded funds), as well as private equity and debt strategies.

Listed on the OTC Markets, Sprott has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The Company also has offices in Connecticut, Carlsbad, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Furthermore, Sprott partners with natural resource companies to meet their capital requirements through its merchant banking and resource lending activities.

Sprott was established in 1981 by Mr. Eric Sprott, an early champion of precious metals and real assets investing. Today, Sprott serves greater than 200,000 international clients. In addition, the Company has over C$11.5 billion in assets under management after the acquisition of Central Fund of Canada Limited.

Sprott’s unique capabilities permit it to provide flexible financing solutions across the mining life cycle. The Company’s capabilities also allow it to match worldwide investor demand with a strong pipeline of investment opportunities.

By way of its subsidiaries, Sprott provides asset management, portfolio management, wealth management, fund management, and administrative and consulting services to its clients. The firm offers mutual funds, hedge funds, and offshore funds, along with managed accounts. Additionally, Sprott provides broker-dealer activities.

Regarding Asset Management, Sprott offers Sprott Physical Bullion Trusts, Sprott ETFs, and Actively-Managed Strategies. Concerning Resource Financing, the Company has its Sprott Resource Lending, Sprott Capital Partners, and Sprott Resource Holdings.

Pertaining to Wealth Management, the Company provides wealth management services to U.S., Canadian, and global clients via its subsidiaries - Sprott US and Sprott Private Wealth.

In late March 2018, Mr. Eric Sprott announced that he holds and controls, indirectly (by way of his holding company, 2176423 Ontario Ltd. and The Sprott Foundation), 25,048,678 common shares (shares) of Sprott, Inc. This represents roughly 9.99 percent of the outstanding shares.

The press release was issued pursuant to Canadian early warning requirements because the sale of shares combined with Sprott, Inc.'s treasury issuances of shares, resulted in Mr. Sprott's beneficial holdings of shares to decrease to less than 10 percent of the outstanding shares.

Sprott, Inc. (SPOXF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.8817, up 0.09%, on 365,971 volume with 415 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 279,744 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.72/$3.29.

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Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. (NXNN)

NetworkNewsWire, Stockhouse, Stockopedia, Zacks, Street Insider, Barchart, and InvestorsHub reported on Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. (NXNN), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. concentrates on providing innovative neurostimulation products. Its focus is on providing neurostimulation products that improve the quality-of-life of patients suffering from debilitating neurological diseases. A global bioelectronics medical device company, Nexeon MedSystems has offices in Dallas, Texas and Liege, Belgium (Nexeon MedSystems Belgium SPRL).

Nexeon has developed and commercialized a neurostimulation system. This system can be used to treat a variety of neurological diseases.

Neurostimulation systems are utilized to restore neuronal function. The Company’s SYNAPSE™ device is the platform used in a process called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).

This platform acts like a brain pacemaker sending electrical pulses to specifically targeted areas in the brain. SYNAPSE™ reduces shortcomings in contemporary DBS therapy. It enables the detection, measurement, as well as collection of brain signals, while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy. Furthermore, it provides directional stimulation that limits side effects.

In addition, multiple stimulation frequencies allow increased therapy range. Additionally, rechargeable means a greater range of available therapies and rechargeable enables one surgery in comparison to many. The plan is for the DBS commercial launch in Q2 of 2018.

Nexeon MedSystems earlier exercised its option to acquire Nexeon Medsystems Belgium, SPRL (NMB). NMB has been operating since 2013 developing neurostimulation products.

NMB recently acquired Medi-Line. This is a Belgian medical device manufacturer. Medi-Line currently serves 34 medical device customers in 16 nations. It has multi-year contracts with Fortune 500 companies.

Nexeon MedSystems announced in October of 2017 its completion of an initial series of clinical studies evaluating the use of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (aVNS) for the relief of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The Company was previously awarded a €3.4M research grant regarding this study from the Walloon Region government of Belgium in coordination with the region's health competitiveness cluster BioWin.

Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. (NXNN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $5.95, up 0.85%, on 123 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 231 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.00/$9.50.

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Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (MDCL)

The Street, MarketWatch, Marketwired, CFN Media Group, and Stockhouse reported on Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (MDCL), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. represents and licenses the cultivation and dispensary Intellectual Property (IP) of Medicine Man - a well-respected Tier III operator in Colorado. Medicine Man Technologies provides cultivation consulting services for cannabis growing technologies and methodologies. The Company is one of the nation’s top cannabis brand development and consulting enterprises. Established in 2014, Medicine Man has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Medicine Man works closely with industry-leading extraction partners. These partners provide the required licensing service support and formulations to help customers with their planned deployment of a successful processing facility.

The Company is centering on working with clients to use its experience, technology, and training to help secure a license in states with newly emerging regulations. In addition, it is focusing on deploying its highly effective variable capacity constant harvest cultivation practices through its deployment of Cultivation MAX, and eliminating the liability of single grower dependence.

Medicine Man is also continuing the expansion of its Brands Warehouse concept. Additionally, the Company engages in retail operations of cannabis products. It also provides general business and referral management for other related service providers for its customers. It cultivates and sells via its parent company Medicine Man Denver, the largest cultivation/retail facility in Colorado.

Medicine Man’s risk-averse cannabis cultivation technology delivers consistent, high quality, high yield production within a clean-room style environment. The Company’s state-of-the art dispensary model ensures patients and consumers have safe and secure access to an array of medical and/or recreational cannabis products.

Recently, Medicine Man Technologies announced the definitive agreement to acquire Denver Consulting Group, LLC was executed by the parties on July 21, 2017. This acquisition became effective on July 24th upon the filing of applicable documents with the Colorado Secretary of State. Denver Consulting Group has offices in Denver, Colorado, and Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Brett Roper, Medicine Man Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder stated, “We are encouraged by the level of interest the ownership of the Denver Consulting Group has expressed in our forward planning, especially in our Cultivation MAX and Success Nutrient lines of business which we are expanding nationally. We believe that they will play a valuable role in our expansion and we are excited about the growth opportunities this consolidation will provide to our evolution as a Brands Warehouse.”

Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (MDCL), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.25, up 7.76%, on 60,111 volume with 84 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 62,815 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10/$3.40.

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Generex Biotechnology Corporation (GNBT)

StreetInsider, Stockhouse, Insider Financial, MicroCap Daily, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, and Zacks reported on Generex Biotechnology Corporation (GNBT), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Generex Biotechnology Corporation engages in the discovery, research, development, and financing of new compounds, therapies, diagnostics, delivery systems, and medical technologies. A biopharmaceutical enterprise, the Company’s principal focus has been its proprietary technology for the administration of formulations of large molecule drugs to the oral (buccal) cavity using a handheld aerosol applicator.

OTCQB-listed, Generex Biotechnology has offices in Miramar, Florida, and Burlington, Ontario. The Company is part of the Biotechnology industry in the Healthcare sector. Sometime in 2018, Generex Biotechnology will have a new name - NuGenerex Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (NuGenerex).

Generex Biotechnology has two business focuses. One is implementing an acquisition strategy. The second is financing sponsored clinical trials.

Generex is positioning its business as a diversified holding company involved in increasing its pipeline of compounds, therapies, treatments, diagnostics, and technologies in all stages in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process through accretive acquisitions.

Antigen Express, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Generex Biotechnology. Antigen Express is a platform and product-based company developing proprietary vaccine formulations for large, unmet medical needs. Its emphasis is on stimulating critical members of the immune response, called T helper cells.

In addition, Hema Diagnostic Systems (HDS) is a subsidiary of Generex Biotechnology. HDS is a manufacturer of in-vitro medical diagnostic devices for point of care and laboratory-based tests, mainly for infectious diseases.

Generex Biotechnology’s Generex Oral-lyn is an insulin spray for the treatment of Type I and Type II diabetes. The Company states that Generex Oral-lyn is a safe, simple, fast, effective, and pain-free alternative to subcutaneous injections of prandial insulin. It is conveniently delivered to the membranes of the oral cavity by way of a simple asthma-like device with no pulmonary (lung) deposition.

Generex Biotechnology announced in December of 2017 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc., entered into a License and Research Agreement with Shenzhen BioScien Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. to develop and commercialize the Antigen Express AE37 immunotherapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer in the People’s Republic of China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau).

Generex Biotechnology Corporation (GNBT), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.23, down 2.38%, on 150,896 volume with 222 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 403,446 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.088/$3.00.

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Emergent Capital, Inc. (EMGC)

OTC Markets, MarketWatch, and 4-Traders reported on Emergent Capital, Inc. (EMGC), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Emergent Capital, Inc. is a specialty finance company. It invests in life settlements and is an international leader in the life settlements industry. Emergent Capital has decades of experience creating value through the secondary and tertiary markets for life insurance policies.

The Company established in 2006 as Imperial Holdings, LLC. Since 2011 it has been publicly traded. Emergent Capital is based in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2015, shareholders voted to change the Company’s name to Emergent Capital, Inc. The Company’s shares trade on the OTCQB.

Pertaining to Life settlements; they are an alternative asset class that can provide high uncorrelated returns. Emergent Capital has access to a broad and proven network of life settlement brokers and third-party providers from whom it sources appealing and value-added policies.

In essence, Emergent Capital purchases individual policies and portfolios of life insurance policies. The Company manages these assets based on comprehensive actuarial and market data. Furthermore, an Emergent Capital subsidiary can act as a life settlement provider in more than 30 states where it is able to pursue many opportunities within the life settlement space.

The Company’s objective is to produce a consistent flow of investment opportunities covering all facets of the life settlements marketplace. These range from lending to outright purchases of portfolios, to tertiary trades, and also individual secondary market purchases.

For investor consideration, life settlements have limited correlation to the stock market or the larger economic market. They can serve as a hedge against the volatility of more market-dependent investments. In addition, life settlements represent a compelling and diversified investment opportunity to include longevity risk in a portfolio.

Last month, Emergent Capital announced that, on January 22, 2018, it entered into a stock purchase agreement with SB Holdings, Inc., a California corporation, and Sherman, Clay & Co. an Indiana corporation and wholly-owned Subsidiary of SB Holdings Inc.  Emergent Capital agreed to purchase all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Sherman Clay for an initial purchase price of 18,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock par value $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment under certain circumstances.

Miriam Martinez, Emergent Capital’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "We are excited to bring Sherman, Clay's incredible history, and expertise into the Emergent family and work together to grow with a premier fintech lender in our specialty finance platform…”

Emergent Capital, Inc. (EMGC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.075, up 7.14%, on 459,829 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 184,642 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.045/$0.475.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI).

A growing number of companies are working to stake their claim in the online giant’s coffee marketplace, for good reason: coffee is the most popular subset of Amazon’s food and beverage category. Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company with emerging holdings in the coffee industry, announced recently that it would be getting in on the action with its wholly owned coffee manufacturing subsidiary, CLR Roasters.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that includes e-commerce and the power of social selling. Among the Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies, Youngevity offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, and a range of innovative services. Created through the 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company, today’s Youngevity International Inc. is a virtual worldwide Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity that supports a healthy and empowered lifestyle.

Youngevity International is dedicated to improving lifestyles through the universal desires of vibrant health and flourishing economics. Catering to health-conscious consumers, Youngevity believes that combining the best of the direct selling industry with the fundamentals and capabilities of a traditional business model will maximize shareholder value. The company’s Nutritional, Lifestyle and Telecommunications products and services are distributed through a global network of Preferred Customers and Distributors.

Youngevity’s wholly owned CLR Roasters LLC business line offers quality branded and private label coffee to retail stores, office coffee services, hospitality, food services, distributors, convenience, petrol stores and vending businesses. Today, CLR Roasters is the largest coffee provider for cruise lines in North America and the second largest roaster in the state of Florida. Producing a consistent premium product with superior taste, CLR Roasters has earned numerous certifications that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the craft of providing the highest quality coffee products using the best practice standards available.

Youngevity, operating in the direct-selling channel, is rapidly expanding its product and distributor base through acquisitions and mergers under an innovative concept called “the Network Cloud” that provides other direct selling companies with a home base. The company’s YoungevityGO2 mobile distributor app, a new technology-driven web platform supporting expansion of global e-commerce and social selling platforms, is available on Google Play and the App Store. In addition to the Network Cloud concept, Youngevity International owns CLR Coffee Roasters which operates a traditional coffee roasting business offering a JavaFit® gourmet product line that vertically integrates with Youngevity and its growing network of direct marketers.

Youngevity International offers more than 1,000 high quality, technologically advanced products under the following categories:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Home and Family
  • Food and Beverage
  • Spa and Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Essential Oils
  • Photo and scrapbooking
  • Services for Home and Business

Youngevity International Inc. has compiled a best-in-class management team with a strong track record of success in private and public companies. Steve Wallach, CEO, has nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience and has successfully guided Youngevity International Inc. to become an international, publicly-traded direct marketing company positioned for worldwide growth. Dave Briskie, president and CFO, has shepherded the company’s development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company that owns the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand, Café La Rica.

Youngevity has also attracted a stunning group of Brand Evangelists who endorse its products. Among these are actress, author and well-known health and wellness activist Marilu Henner; former NBA basket player, Mike “Stinger” Glenn; former NFL wide receiver Drew Pearson; “Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World” Gene Nelson; and WNBA champion, Olympic gold medalist Delisha Jones.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed the day's trading session at $6.72, up 2.75%, on 52,506 volume with 385 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 571,082 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.167/$16.25.

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Cyberfort Software, Inc. (CYBF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cyberfort Software, Inc. (OTC: CYBF).

The castles and citadels of medieval times may still stand, but their barbicans, drawbridges and high walls can no longer provide effective defense against external threat. For today, more often than not, attack by foe and felon is on the cyber front. Hacking and other threats have grown to such an extent (http://nnw.fm/nNI0L) that “the biggest risk to markets going into the new year is the threat of a cybersecurity attack, according to a new survey of risk managers and nonrisk professionals by the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp., which provides clearing and settlement services to the financial markets.” Fortunately, Cyberfort Software, Inc. (OTC: CYBF) is offering the digital equivalent of those antiquated fortresses. CYBF is out to acquire and develop technologies that improve content filtering, ad blocking and cyber-security (http://nnw.fm/FPi3w).

Cyberfort Software, Inc. (CYBF) is a cybersecurity technology company specializing in the acquisition and development of security software, content filtering, and ad blocking technology. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Cyberfort Software is actively dealing with various cyber threats through the development of innovative protection technologies designed for mobile, personal and business tech devices across multiple platforms.

Committed to the idea that everyone – from individuals to global corporations – should be able to enjoy a digital future free of malicious attacks robbing them of privacy and security, Cyberfort is working to strengthen its portfolio of cybersecurity IPs and stay one step ahead of cyberthreats. The growing plethora of tech devices enveloping everyday life opens the door to increasing cyberattacks through a stunning array of sophisticated cyberthreats. Protecting organizations and individuals with proactive security postures and protective measures is a key component of Cyberfort’s strategy to develop cybersecurity solutions that are smart, simple and efficient.

The company’s 2016 purchase of Vivio, a provider of pioneering AI content filtering and software protection, underscores Cyberfort’s commitment to cybersecurity. Vivio, an iOS 10 ad blocking app, currently serves over 10,000 unique users across iPhone, iPad and Mac. Vivio makes web browsing better, faster and more satisfying by blocking ads and reducing data usage, which also helps save battery life. Continuous ad blocking rule updates are delivered via an Intellectual Property Cloud-based autonomous engine with ad blocking tracker and malware detection filters.

Cyberfort recently signed a letter of intent to acquire Just Content Software which includes the Just Content app, software and underlying source code. Just Content is an efficacious and multi-functional ad blocking app that safeguards families and businesses with proprietary “Home Safe Filter” and “Business Filter” products. The Just Content app is available on iTunes and protects against unsafe links, adult content, phishing sites and inflammatory hate speech found on the internet, among other potential backdoor attacks and cyberthreats. A due diligence review is underway and a final determination regarding this acquisition is anticipated within weeks.

“Cyberfort aims to become a leader in developing cutting edge ad-blocking protective software that keeps the internet safe for families and business, which in our highly technological and immediate information-access society is a significant concern. Acquiring Just Content furthers our commitment to provide the best and most effective ad-blocking software in the marketplace,” says Cyberfort CEO Daniel Cattlin.

Favorable government regulations promoting tightened web security is a major factor driving adoption of web content filtering solution along with the public’s growing desire to better manage network bandwidth consumption and protect their online security and privacy. Cyberfort’s objective is to protect the data and integrity of personal and business computing assets and defend those assets against any threat or attack. The company’s software also offers symbiotic ad-blocking capabilities to complement its cyber defense effectiveness.

As Cyberfort continues to innovate, the Vivio team intends to leverage the current user base as a sandbox to test and optimize future incremental developments targeting an enterprise suite of tools that can be integrated into sector specific areas of growth. Key areas of focus include mobile device management, bring your own device (“BYOD”), mobile app management and secure mobile browser.

The Cyberfort leadership team is headlined by Cattlin, who offers a new age perspective to the business with expertise in project and asset management and a background in corporate finance. Cattlin brings both the operational and financial understanding to take companies from start-up and early development to expansion and capital growth within a public environment.

Chief Technology Officer Tomas Mistrik helped his team deliver a variety of technological products including the Vivio ad-blocking app for iOS 10 and the Silicon Valley-based Synergykit platform for mobile developers.

Technology Development Manager Krishna Kumar brings more than 10 years of experience in the Information Technology industry where he provided powerful security and ad-blocking measures for companies such as CSC and PayPal India.

Senior Advisor Harish Doddala brings nine years of product management and software engineering experience, delivering results for Cisco, VMware, Oracle, IBM and Siemens.

Cyberfort Software, Inc. (OTC: CYBF), closed the day's trading session at $0.37, up 68.18%, on 3,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 18,262 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0509/$69.00.

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Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (FSE: 1K8)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR).

Kontrol Energy (CSE: KNR) (FSE: 1K8) recently reported financial results from the third quarter of 2018 (http://nnw.fm/d5N50), highlighting an increase in revenue of 35 percent on an annual basis. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/PinS3.

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (FSE: 1K8) specializes in the integration of smart energy technologies and solutions for North American commercial and industrial property owners and operators to help them benefit from energy cost savings and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Kontrol is a leader in the energy efficiency sector through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology and is ranked by Canadian Business and Maclean’s as the 7th fastest growing startup in 2018.

Kontrol’s leadership position is reshaping the way customers use, manage and strategically allocate energy resources to realize immediate energy savings by gaining more control over energy consumption and demand in real-time.

As the fastest growing global “fuel source,” energy efficiency is big business with industry analysts noting this multi-trillion-dollar market offers significant opportunities over the next five years. Established market segments include: energy retrofits ($71.4 billion); distributed generation ($179.9 billion); energy analytics ($33.5 billion); and greenhouse gas/carbon measurement, reduction ($1.2 trillion). Each $1 invested in energy efficiency displaces up to $3 of utility-scale transmission and distribution investment, according to the International Energy Agency.

Formed in 2015 by a group of energy veterans who recognized that the energy efficiency industry is one of the fastest growing fuel sources for the global economy, Kontrol is committed to enhancing and improving its customers sustainability objectives. In less than two years, Kontrol has grown its revenue run rate to $16 million from $1.8 million, delivering on stated goals and objectives as it seeks to continue this pattern through accretive acquisitions and the expansion of the company’s smart energy technologies.

Up to 50 percent of Kontrol’s overall revenues are recurring annually, and the company’s 2019 outlook includes strategic initiatives that will expand the company’s smart energy technologies to U.S. markets, bring additional accretive and strategic acquisitions, and accelerate recurring SaaS revenues.

Kontrol’s strategy of disciplined mergers and acquisitions includes the following highlights:

  • Acquisition of Log-One Ltd.’s award-winning energy conservation technology, Energy Management System (“EMS”), an intelligent, occupancy-based heating and air-conditioning control system for commercial and multi-residential real estate. Rebranded as Kontrol EMS Technology, the company has added IoT and mobile application capabilities, creating a recurring revenue platform through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform.
  • Acquisition of ORTECH Consulting Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting, emission testing, air quality testing and renewable energy/power consulting.
  • Acquisition of Efficiency Engineering Inc. (“EE Inc.”), which provides engineering services to industrial, municipal and commercial building owners across Canada. EE Inc. provides detailed energy efficiency analysis, energy audits, management of facility system solutions, electrical and mechanical design and energy conservation studies.
  • Acquisition of MCW Dimax Ltd. (“MCX”), a firm specializing in solutions for the application of energy software to analyze the management of complex heating, ventilation and cooling systems for large residential, commercial, and mission critical real estate owners.
  • Acquisition of CEM Specialties Inc. (“CEMSI”), a market leader in turn-key emission monitoring, equipment and solutions.

The company has also established entry into the North American cannabis market as a supplier of integrated energy efficiency solutions and technologies. Within this market, Kontrol is focused on assisting cannabis growers to reduce the cost of energy and support mission critical infrastructures. To date, Kontrol has secured two contracts to provide energy efficiency services with Licensed Producers in the Canadian cannabis sector.

The Kontrol Energy group of companies is currently saving its customers more than 40 million kilowatt hours of electricity per annum and providing a corresponding reduction in GHG emissions.

Kontrol’s management team includes CEO Paul Ghezzi, a leader in clean tech, renewable energy development, solar project financing and distributed generation. Ghezzi has global experience in power generation projects under Feed-in Tariff programs and Power Purchase Agreement programs for both commercial and utility-scale projects. COO Kristian Lavereau has more than 25 years of experience in the IT solutions (analytics and mobile computing), energy optimization and efficiency (intelligent control systems, solar PV, lighting). Claudio Del Vasto, CPA, CA | CFO, is a senior finance executive with an extensive background in corporate finance, strategy and business development.

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR), closed the day's trading session at $0.65, up 3.17%, on 6,500 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,511 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.46/$1.58.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) believes the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill, which includes specific hemp cultivation and legalization provisions creates additional revenue and investment opportunities for the Company as farmers across the country announce plans to begin or expand the cultivation of hemp. Sugarmade provides multiple products for the cultivators and processors and is in process of bringing additional products into this marketplace. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SGMD is poised to prosper in California. To view the full publication, titled “California Cannabis Market Offers Growth for Cultivation Suppliers as Authorities Tackle Licensing Backlog,” visit: http://cnw.fm/d4z1V.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.

Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.

Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.

Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.

Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.

Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.

Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Management

CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.

Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed the day's trading session at $0.1045, up 10.00%, on 2,386,380 volume with 326 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,032,703 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.062/$0.43.

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

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

As demand for cobalt is forecasted to skyrocket, pure-play cobalt company First Cobalt (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQX: FTSSF) (ASX: FCC) continues exploration at its flagship asset, the Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/2uWyE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Cobalt Corp. (FTSSF), closed the day's trading session at $0.142, up 1.43%, on 190,225 volume with 44 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 192,095 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1382/$1.289.

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Aziza Project LLC

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Aziza Project LLC.

Aziza Project LLC is a fund that tokenizes high potential oil and gas businesses in Africa, enabling them to raise funds for profit and social good. Aziza Project and its tokenization approach aims to address the obstacles associated with traditional fundraising by taking advantage of the benefits of blockchain technology to eliminate the cost and need for middlemen and complex administration. Aziza Project’s token, the Aziza Coin, is an asset-backed mid-to-long-term security token.

The vision for Aziza Project’s primary business is to light up Africa, bringing electricity to the 630 million people who currently have no access to the grid and typically depend on wood and paraffin for their energy needs, and in the process to deliver excellent returns to investors.

Through Aziza Coin, Aziza Project owns 20% of Africa New Energies (ANE), which holds rights to a 22,000-square-kilometer prospective hydrocarbon concession in Namibia. This potentially world-scale oil and gas deposit in eastern Namibia, bordering Botswana and the Kalahari Desert, could transform the region’s energy supply and provide a powerful boost to growth in Namibia. By using big data algorithms, the ANE project will be developed at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

In 2017 ANE rejected a $500 million unsolicited bid in the belief that this prime asset can deliver far more for investors, the local community and the people of Africa. The bid rejection has been superseded by an innovative fundraising model to unlock the value that ANE data indicates is under the ground. This sparked the genesis of Aziza Project, the creation of an oil and gas fund set up to raise capital to take ANE and other high potential oil and gas businesses to the next level smartly and efficiently.

Aziza Coins

Aziza Project is seeking to raise $60 million through the sale of Aziza Coins, an asset-backed security token compliant with the Ethereum blockchain’s ERC20 standard. The asset, a 20 percent interest in ANE, is estimated to be worth $100 million based on the value of the unsolicited bid. Funding raised by the Aziza Coin Initial Coin Offering, which began in October 2018, will be used to finance a 10 well drilling program for ANE’s Namibian concession and to develop an oil and gas fund. Proving a hydrocarbon resource will result in significant value creation for Aziza Coin holders. Proving of the project’s estimated 1.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent resource could value ANE at $3.1 billion, which would result in Aziza Project’s holding to potentially be worth up to $620 million.

The Aziza Coin seeks to create significant investor value that marries a compelling business case with the efficiency of crypto. People who buy Aziza Coins will have an indirect fractional ownership of the assets held by Aziza Project. And with tokens listed on exchanges, investors will have a degree of liquidity that private company shareholders do not have and with greater access to real returns. Aziza Coin token holders are the sole economic beneficiaries of Aziza Project’s investments and are assured that at least 51 percent of funds will be used to buy back tokens anytime a profit is made in a calendar year.

Typical investment funds charge a myriad of fees and administrative charges. These will not be present within Aziza Project LLC, with no annual fees, exit fees or salary expenses. The vision is to get as much of the investor’s dollar into the assets under management, and then on exit get as much of the asset value back to the investor. Aziza Project believes that tokenization of assets and securities is the future. Distributed ledger technology will be the catalyst for the benefit of both investors and businesses forging their way.

The Visionaries

The Aziza Coin ICO is different because its management team is very clear on valuations and laser-focused on the broader objective established by Aziza Project. The Aziza Coin is an asset-backed security token with a strong management team grounded in blue-chip corporate backgrounds and established real-world businesses.

CEO Robert Pyke has a professional background that covers consumer goods, consultancy and now cryptocurrency. Much of his career was spent at Unilever where he worked in a variety of finance roles, rising to become finance director for Unilever’s €20bn turnover Beauty and Personal Care division.

Aziza Project co-founder Shakes Motsilili has an Investments Administration background and worked for several years at Momentum Wealth as head of Actuarial Support. He resigned in 2012 to become an entrepreneur with a vision to electrify the whole of Africa.

Brendon Raw, CTO, is a South Africa-based software developer and investor in the energy technology, property and digital media sectors. Brendon was lead developer on the sales and revenue system of the one of the most valuable internet companies of its day – excite@home and was BP’s tactical application developer, creating several mission-critical commodity trading systems.

For more information on the Aziza Project, review the Executive Summary or Investor Deck, or check out the Aziza Coin offering White Paper.

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Pacific Software, Inc. (PFSF)

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

As a co-sponsor of Latin America Night at the 124th session of the Canton Fair PDC (Product Development Council) Design Show in Guangzhou, China, in early November, representatives of Pacific Software, Inc. (OTC: PFSF) fostered emerging connections with high-level government contacts and prominent importers, a news release states (http://nnw.fm/FTbg4).

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 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.

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 $5.50, even with yesterday's close. The average volume for the last 3 months is 63 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.50/$5.50.

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Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY)

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

Growing environmental awareness and changing economics are creating halcyon days for the new Zero Cost Energy Saving Program from Zenergy Brands, Inc. (OTC: ZNGY). Cities across America are increasingly demanding cleaner energy and implementing energy conservation measures. Furthermore, data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that, since 2017, the cost of electricity from renewables has fallen below the cost of fossil fuels (http://nnw.fm/g8t5I).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY), closed the day's trading session at $0.0001, even for the day, on 6,542,800 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 47,907,200 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00009/$0.013.

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

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

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: FRSX), a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category, will showcase a live demonstration, streaming direct from Israel, of its QuadSight™ vision system designed for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. Broadcasting during the evening hours in Israel, Foresight will demonstrate in real time how QuadSight™ detects any obstacle in darkness, fog, rain, and blinding glare. The demonstration will be shown in booth #2206 at CES 2019, January 8–11 at the Westgate Las Vegas.

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

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

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

Foresight has developed three main products:

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

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

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

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

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

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX), closed the day's trading session at $2.085, off by 1.18%, on 3,786 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 13,821 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.00/$7.30.

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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV).

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV) is pleased to announce that its shares have received DTC full service eligibility in the United States. The Company’s identifier is “CNPOF”. DTC settlement services provide a more efficient and lower cost settlement process for investors and brokers trading Canadian securities in the United States.  DTC eligibility enables shares of Canopy Rivers to be distributed, settled and serviced through DTC’s automated processes, thereby taking advantage of the efficiencies created in the electronic method of clearing securities and the resulting cost benefits that DTC provides through accelerated settlement processes.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) 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.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV), closed the day's trading session at $3.02, off by 2.89%, on 289,655 volume with 535 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 411,945 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.94/$11.82.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)

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

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) was highlighted in an article examining how the cannabis market is aiming to end 2018 on a high note after a year full of momentum from moments like Canada’s full-legalization, the Farm Bill in the United States and overall growth on the consumer side as more and more people have access to both Cannabis and CBD-based products.

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 $0.022585, off by 2.65%, on 18,529,541 volume with 599 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12,891,382 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0115/$0.0728.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

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

Global technology and value-added solutions group Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) is answering the call for hassle-free purchase of goods and services as consumers and businesses seek the security and ease of digital and cashless payments. New strategies, such as Net Element’s recent announcement to bundle Netevia Light Point-of-Sale (“POS”) mobile payments acceptance software in PAX A920 and A80 smart terminals developed by PAX Technology, are seen as a robust solution to market demands, a news release notes (http://nnw.fm/M02ul).

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.

With an eye on emerging markets, Net Element is pursuing growth opportunities and footholds in a number of industries. The company’s most recent application of its technology is to the cannabis industry, which is paced to hit $591 million and could increase 40 times in the next four years. This rampant growth also creates heightened need for smooth transactions between merchants and consumers. Payment processing and compliance for the cannabis industry has become increasingly complex, and Net Element’s Unified Payments subsidiary is addressing the challenges by offering a compliant, seamlessly integrated payment solution that makes it simple to transact.

Net Element has also launched a 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 $6.64, off by 7.13%, on 87,352 volume with 455 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 307,966 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.75/$33.51.

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BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (OTC: BCTXF) (TSX.V: BCT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (BCTXF).

Biotechnology company BriaCell Therapeutics (OTCQB: BCTXF) (TSX.V: BCT) recently presented data from its ongoing trial during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (“SABCS”), one of the largest breast cancer conferences in the world. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/SBm1s.

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (OTC: BCTXF) (TSX.V: BCT), based in Berkeley, CA, and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of targeted immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer.

BriaCell hopes to develop and market the first off-the-shelf personalized immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced breast cancer.

The results of two previous proof-of-concept clinical trials produced encouraging results in patients with advanced breast cancer. Most notably, one patient with breast cancer that had spread to other sites (metastatic cancer) responded to Bria-IMT™ with a substantial tumor shrinkage in multiple sites including the breast, the lung, soft tissues and even the brain. Similar observations have been confirmed more recently in additional patients, and BriaCell is developing BriaDX™ as a way to identify those patients most likely to respond.

BriaCell has recently completed recruitment of a Phase I/II study (NCT03066947) of Bria-IMT™, the Company’s lead product candidate, in advanced breast cancer patients showing an outstanding safety profile and excellent efficacy. BriaCell is currently enrolling advanced breast cancer patients in a combination therapy trial (NCT03328026) of Bria-IMT™ with Keytruda® (Keytruda® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.) or Yervoy® (Yervoy® is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company). For further information on the Phase IIa clinical trials, please visit trial NCT03066947 and trial NCT03328026.

BriaCell’s pipeline also includes Bria-OTS™, the first off-the-shelf personalized immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer; and, a companion diagnostic product BriaDX™. By using BriaDX™ to identify and treat the patients who would most likely benefit from their immunotherapies, BriaCell expects to personalize the treatment for the patients, and bring hope to thousands of cancer patients who currently have few-to-no treatment options.

Breast Cancer Statistics

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 265,000 new cases of female breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. during 2018, and that more than 40,000 women in the U.S. will die from the disease. Approximately 12 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2013-2015 data.

Using its novel technology platform and strong R&D capabilities, BriaCell believes it has the opportunity to address this market, as well as have the opportunity to develop immunotherapy candidates for other cancer indications.

The global cancer immunotherapy market is expected to reach nearly USD$203 billion by 2025.

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (BCTXF), closed the day's trading session at $0.05855, off by 15.14%, on 31,000 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 18,887 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0627/$0.135.

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United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight United Battery Metals Corp. (UBMCF).

United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM, OTC: UBMCF, FWB: 0UL) ("United Battery Metals" or the "Company") announces that as a result of a review by the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, it is issuing the following news release to retract and clarify its disclosure. The Website contained a reference to an exploration target on the Wray Mesa Property without certain required information and cautionary language required by NI 43-101. The Company retracts such disclosure, and has removed it from its website.

United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL) is a vanadium exploration company focused on becoming the first vanadium producer in North America. The company’s flagship project is the Wray Mesa Project, an exploration-stage vanadium property located in Montrose County, Colorado. The property consists of over 107 contiguous mining claims on about 3000 acres. United Battery Metals recently announced that it has tripled its vanadium rich land package in Colorado and Utah. The claims are located on land where both the surface and mineral ownership is held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of Interior. Valid unpatented mining claims grant the holder the right of mineral possession as allowed by the General Mining Law of 1872, subject to the various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to mineral exploitation.

Global demand for vanadium as a strategic metal has exploded in recent years. Vanadium price surges have hit recent highs of approximately $22.63 per pound from about $9 per pound last year.? As a result, mining companies are returning to exploration efforts for vanadium.

The Wray Mesa Project area is part of the La Sal Creek District, which has a long history of exploration and production efforts with records showing drill exploration likely started there in the late 1940s with geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Atomic Energy Commission, then continued from the 1960s through the 1980s with private sector interests involved. Based on historical records, the Wray Mesa Project appears to have very good to excellent potential with an inferred resource of 500,000 pounds of uranium- and a current estimated vanadium resource of 2,640,000 pounds as per the last 43-101 prepared in 2013 by Anthony Adkins who is a qualified geologist.

The world’s vanadium demand is set to increase significantly as China implements tighter controls over this critical element as it is used in infrastructure to strengthen steel. With trade war tensions mounting, the U.S. will likely be in dire need of a domestic supply of vanadium for use in steel plants opening nationwide and grid power storage. In fact, the White House has deemed vanadium one of 35 critical elements to United States national and economic security (USGS). US Steel announced additional plants opening nationwide, and this bull market in domestic steel production is likely to increase the demand for a domestic source of vanadium as China has begun restricting vanadium exports to the U.S. amid mounting tensions between the two countries over tariffs and certain critical elements such vanadium.

UBM utilized resource estimation software to model the mineralization detected in a number of the 715 historical and 24 recent drill holes within the project area. Results of the model run, minus the estimated effects of the historic mining, identify an indicated resource of approximately 85,500 short tons at an average grade of 0.16% eU308 for a total of 271,000 pounds of contained uranium. Inferred resources total 57,400 short tons at an average grade of 0.15% of eU308 for a total of about 169,000 pounds of contained uranium. The vanadium resource for the two categories, based on a conservative V:U ratio of 6:1, is 1,626,000 (O.95% average grade) and 1,014,000 (0.88% average grade) pounds, respectively.

Vanadium has multiple uses in modern society including being used in vanadium redox flow batteries (“VRFBs”), car charging stations, nuclear power plants and in steel manufacturing. An article in Mining.com notes that vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), which is used in the production of VRFBs used in energy storage systems, breached US$20 a pound in September 2018 for the first time since 2005, a four-fold increase from the start of 2017.

California recently announced that all homes and mid rises must install solar panels by 2020. Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are by far the most superior batteries for large scale energy storage systems and the reason why the Vanadium Redox Flow batteries will dwarf the lithium battery demand. California was the first to announce this green initiative and many experts expect that the revolution will be implemented nationwide in the near future.

Vanadium is one of the 35 minerals deemed critical to the national security and economy of the United States. Among the important uses of vanadium are the following:

  • Fast-charging VRFBs have unique characteristics making them especially attractive when compared to conventional batteries. VRFBs can operate at any temperature, be charged and discharged at the same time, have greater design flexibility and a 25-plus year lifecycle. VRFB’s promise to be a major player in the green energy storage revolution because they are 100 percent reusable, recyclable, are nonflammable, compact, able to provide large grid energy storage, can be fully contained and are seen as a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
  • VRFBs can be used in a variety of energy storage applications including microgrids, during peak shaving periods and for load leveling, as an uninterruptible power supply, for wind and solar farms, and as an off-grid power supply.
  • Approximately 85 percent of vanadium produced is used as ferrovanadium or as an additive to strengthen and harden steel used for applications in axles, crankshafts, gears, surgical instruments and tools, knives, jet engines, high-speed airframes, dental implants, and in seamless tubing for the aerospace, defense and bicycle industries.
  • Vanadium alloys are used in nuclear reactors because of the metal’s low neutron-absorbing properties.

The management team at United Battery Metals Corp. includes president, CEO and Director Matthew Rhoades, the former State Geologist for New Mexico and an accomplished professional geologist with direct working experience in exploration and development projects at numerous deposits and mines throughout the American West, Canada, Mexico and South America. He is joined by George Sharpe, a qualified Mineral Exploration Geoscientist, QP, MCIM and CGT, with over 23 years of global mineral exploration in iron coal, gold, base metals, rare earths, uranium, PGE’s, diamonds, iron and industrial minerals.

United Battery Metals Corp. (UBMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.11183, off by 56.15%, on 525,829 volume with 165 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 213,661 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.231/$1.58.

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