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The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

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Heritage Global, Inc. (HGBL)

SmallCapVoice and TheMicrocapNews reported previously on Heritage Global, Inc. (HGBL), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Heritage Global, Inc. is a leader in asset liquidation transactions, valuations, as well as advisory services. It centers on identifying, valuing, acquiring, and monetizing underlying assets in 28 global manufacturing and technology sectors. The Company’s operating companies are Heritage Equity Partners, Heritage Global Partners, Heritage Global Valuations, Heritage Global Patents & Trademarks, Heritage NLEX, and Heritage Zetabid Realty Services. Heritage Global has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, California.

Heritage Global’s aim is to conduct all of its business under its two principal platforms: Heritage Global Partners for auctions, valuations, acquisitions and dispositions of surplus assets and plant closures, and Heritage Equity Partners (HEP) for advisory services and disposition services of distressed and non-distressed continuing enterprise sales. Heritage Equity Partners (HEP) is headquartered in Easton, Maryland. HEP provides boutique investment banking services for special situations.

Heritage Global specializes in acting as an adviser and acquiring or brokering turnkey manufacturing facilities, surplus industrial machinery and equipment, industrial inventories, accounts receivable (AR) portfolios and related intellectual property (IP), and whole business enterprises. The Company has completed hundreds of transactions since establishing, acting as principal and advisor and member of varied syndicates together with distressed and surplus asset industry leaders.

Heritage Global has its Heritage Zetabid Realty Services (HZRS). This is its real estate auction platform and services division. Heritage Zetabid Realty Services is a strategic alliance between Heritage Global and Zetabid, a foremost provider of real estate marketing services.

HZRS complements and expands the Company’s existing asset valuation, advisory, and auction capabilities through adding new service offerings and experienced industry professionals to effectively market and monetize clients’ commercial, industrial, and luxury/bank-owned residential real estate assets.

Heritage Global Partners (HGP) earlier announced the expansion of its premier asset valuation and appraisal services division in the Midwest region. HGP appointed industry veteran Mr. Tim Serritella to Director of Sales. This is to support the continued growth of Heritage Global Valuations (HGV).

This past January, Heritage Global Partners (HGP), subsidiary of Heritage Global, announced that it entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with Silicon Valley Disposition (SVD) to launch the ITX Information Technology Xchange (ITX), a full-service IT asset disposition (ITAD) solutions and auction platform for the purchasing and selling of surplus technology and datacenter assets.

SVD is a foremost technology equipment auction and appraisal company. This alliance combines the core competencies of HGP and SVD to bring international corporate clients superior IT equipment disposition and recovery services. The unique ITX platform takes advantage of blockchain technology to provide buyers more payment options for asset purchases by way of Bitcoin digital currency.

Yesterday, Heritage Global reported financial results for Q4 and full-year ended December 31, 2017. Total Revenue in Q4 declined 5 percent, from $5.9 million to $5.6 million. The drop in Total Revenue was because of a $1.9 million, or 88 percent, decline in asset sales Revenue in comparison to the prior year, with the absence of a number of large asset sales in 2017 being largely offset by a $1.6 million, or 45 percent, year-over-year increase in higher-margin services Revenue.

Heritage Global recorded a Net Loss of roughly $0.4 million in Q4 of 2017, or $0.01 per share. This was basically flat versus the prior year period.

During Q4, Heritage Global completed several successful international online sales. These include projects for Pfizer, Amgen, PharmaScience, Vericel, Pharmaceutics International, Aerospace Manufacturing Group, and Astellas.

Heritage Global, Inc. (HGBL), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.43, up 10.26%, on 21,642 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,586 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2593/$0.57.

NanoFlex Power Corp. (OPVS)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, and Morningstar reported beforehand on NanoFlex Power Corp. (OPVS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NanoFlex Power Corp. involves in the research, development, and commercialization of advanced configuration solar technologies. These technologies enable inventive thin-film solar cell implementations. The Company believes these will be industry-leading efficiencies, light weight, flexible, and low total system cost. NanoFlex Power has its corporate office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Company’s sponsored research agreements provide it with the exclusive global license and right to sublicense any and all Intellectual Property (IP) resulting from the related research and development (R&D) efforts at various universities.

NanoFlex Power entered into a license agreement with SolAero Technologies Corp. For the last two-plus years, the Company and SolAero have partnered to validate NanoFlex's patented, non-destructive epitaxial lift-off (ND-ELO) process and related technologies in SolAero's ultra-high efficiency solar cells. SolAero is a global leader in high performance photovoltaics for space and terrestrial applications. SolAero is a leading manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells.

NanoFlex Power has the exclusive international rights to license, sublicense, as well as bring its own products to market using ND-ELO technology. ND-ELO technology has the potential to reduce compound semiconductor production costs by greater than 40 percent through enabling reuse of the costly wafer substrate.

NanoFlex Power’s sponsored research programs at USC, Michigan, and Princeton University have resulted in an extensive portfolio of issued and pending patents, around the world, encompassing flexible, thin-film photovoltaic technologies. Its sponsored research programs with the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan have resulted in an IP portfolio consisting of more than 700 issued or pending patents worldwide.

NanoFlex Power is part of a consortium that was awarded a $6.5 million contract from the Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office. The consortium consists of NanoFlex Power, SolAero Technologies, the University of Michigan (UM), and the University of Wisconsin (UW).

The contract is to develop high power, flexible, and lightweight solar modules for portable power applications with over double the power of existing flexible solar modules within the same footprint at a competitive procurement cost on a dollars per Watt basis.

Research programs have produced two solar thin film technology platforms. These are: Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) thin film technology for high power applications and organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology for applications requiring high quality aesthetics. This includes semi-transparency and tinting and ultra-flexible form factors.

The targeting of these technologies is at specific wide-ranging applications. These include mobile and off-grid power generation; building applied photovoltaics (BAPV); and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

Moreover, these include space vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and semi-transparent photovoltaic windows or glazing. Additionally, they include ultra-thin solar films or paints for automobiles or other consumer applications.

NanoFlex Power’s inorganic technology provides a process to make the most efficient solar materials (Gallium Arsenide) flexible and cost-effective for broader applications. The Company’s organic photovoltaic technology centers on developing the next generation of solar, unencumbered by contemporary limitations and onerous cost structures.

NanoFlex Power Corp. (OPVS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.21, up 5.00%, on 1,350 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 18,487 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0996/$0.9094.

Alltemp, Inc. (LTMP)

InvestorsHub and Seeking Alpha reported previously on Alltemp, Inc. (LTMP), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Alltemp, Inc. is a developer of proprietary, environmentally-friendly, refrigerant technologies. It has developed a proprietary refrigerant technology, named alltemp®. This is a proven replacement for numerous global refrigerants, which have adversely affected the global environment. Alltemp is headquartered in Westlake Village, California. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

On April 27, 2017, Alltemp announced the closing of its merger with CSES Group, Inc. Source Financial, Inc. changed its name to Alltemp, Inc. and completed the merger with CSES Group.

alltemp® is the Company’s solution for the replacement of R-407c, R-134a, R-404a, and HCFC-22, known as R-22, but which is rapidly being phased out in all developed nations because of environmental concerns over its strong effect on the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. alltemp®’s refrigerants are for the commercial and residential markets.

alltemp® refrigerants have wide-ranging applications. These range from Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), to refrigeration and foam insulation, to industrial solvents.

alltemp® solutions provides a sustainable, eco-friendly, true drop-in refrigerant. It meets the Montreal/Kyoto Protocols and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards with the lowest Global Warming Potential for any non-flammable HFC. alltemp® yields a 27 percent average decrease in kWh, without loss in capacity.

Alltemp has successfully completed two years of early adopter testing of its alltemp® refrigerant at a number of Fortune 100 companies' facilities for its Montreal and Kyoto Protocol compliant refrigerant. Also, the test results revealed that alltemp® yielded considerable average savings in energy consumption. This is while maintaining capacity.

This past November, Alltemp announced results of a corrosion study, comparing the efficacy of alltemp® refrigerant versus R-134a refrigerant. Alltemp engaged Intertek to perform ANSI/ASHRAE 97 testing on alltemp®. Key data shows that alltemp® lessens corrosion in comparison to conventional refrigerants.

In January 2018, Alltemp announced that it released a new refrigerant alternative for R-404A applications called alltemp® 4. This is a drop-in refrigerant. R-404A has one of the highest GWPs (Global Warming Potential) of any HFC refrigerants. It is quickly being phased out in the European Union (EU) and also other developed countries.

This month, Alltemp announced that flashpoint chamber testing conducted by DEKRA Insight confirmed that alltemp® refrigerant has zero flammability. A minimum of 20 different chamber tests in the liquid phase and 20 vapor phase tests, with temperatures as high as 60º C = 140º F, revealed zero flammability and no ignition with alltemp® refrigerant.

This week, Alltemp announced that Applied Research Laboratories (ARL) testing confirmed that alltemp® refrigerants outperformed six different major refrigerants - MO-99, Nu22, 407c, R-404a, 134a, 448a(M40).

ARL conducted testing, in accordance with AHRI 210/240 standards, on a 1/2hp walk-in system for refrigeration, a 2-ton split system for HVAC, and a 4-ton split system for HVAC using alltemp®, MO-99, Nu22, 407c, R-404a, 134a, and 448a(M40).

Alltemp, Inc. (LTMP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.12, down 7.69%, on 142,000 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 91,873 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.12/$1.20.

Barsele Minerals Corp. (BRSLF)

Stockhouse, Stock Press Daily, The Stock Talker, TradingView, The Wall Street Review, and MarketWatch reported on Barsele Minerals Corp. (BRSLF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in 2013, Barsele Minerals Corp. is a junior mineral exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company has a notable gold, silver, and copper exploration project on renowned mineral trends in Sweden (the Barsele Gold Project). Its advanced-stage Barsele Gold Project is near Storuman, Västerbottens Län, which is roughly 600 kilometers north of Stockholm, Sweden. Barsele Minerals’ shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

The Company’s management team is a part of the Belcarra Group. This team has received recognition for the discovery of Orko Silver Corp.’s La Preciosa Silver-Gold Deposit in Durango, Mexico, among other discoveries.

Barsele Minerals is a joint venture (JV) partner with Agnico Eagle on the Barsele Gold Project. Agnico Eagle owns 55 percent and Barsele Minerals owns 45 percent. Agnico Eagle has an option to increase to 70 percent through taking the
Project to Pre-Feasibility (Ongoing). Furthermore, Orex Minerals, Inc. holds a 2 percent NSR (Net Smelter Return) that can be purchased for US $5M. All exploration costs prior to Pre-Feasibility are covered by Agnico Eagle.

The Barsele Gold Project is in a region with current and past producers. These are Boliden, Kristineberg, Bjorkdal, and Svartliden. Barsele Minerals also has additional JVs in Sweden, as well as knowledgeable and well connected staff already in Scandinavia.

For 2017, Agnico Eagle considerably increased exploration and the drilling program over the prior year. Infill drilling continues to connect Avan, Central and Skirasen zones extending the main area of mineralization to greater than 3 kilometers. Drilling at Risberget, 3.7 kilometers to the southeast of Skirasen, yielded 4 significant gold hits and metallurgical testing yielded recovery rates of more than 92 percent.

In November, Barsele reported an operational update for the continuing exploration program within the Barsele Gold-VMS Project area in Västerbottens Län, northern Sweden. Nine holes were reported, of which six were expansion, two were infill and one was a regional test. One hole was abandoned because of bad ground conditions.

Since the start of drilling in late 2015 and until the end of the month of September 2017, 86,310 meters of core has been collected from 191 drill holes. Base of till sampling is ongoing.

Agnico Eagle's recent surface extension trenching program was completed. Structural mapping along the 90.0 meter by 15.0 meter corridor validates the existing gold distribution model and provides detailed information on quartz veining and reactivation of the different shearing and mineralization orientations. The information will help with the continuing modeling of the gold deposit.

Barsele Minerals Corp. (BRSLF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.5703, up 0.05%, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 4,432 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.4186/$0.8082.

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR)

InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, Capital Cube, Silicon Investors, Insider Financial, Simply Wall St, Investing, Investors Hangout, MarketWatch, Street Insider, Nasdaq, Stockhouse, Stockopedia, Penny Stock Tweets, Barchart, YCharts, GuruFocus, Morningstar, The OTC Reporter, and TipRanks reported on StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. provides strong two-factor, “Out-of-Band” authentication, and keystroke encryption along with mobile solutions. The Company helps to prevent Cyber theft and data security breaches for consumers, corporations, as well as government agencies. Established in 2001, StrikeForce Technologies lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. The Company is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.

StrikeForce Technologies provides the above-mentioned “Out-of-Band Authentication” and also “Endpoint Protection” utilizing keystroke encryption, for signing on securely to one’s bank, broker, retail stores, and more. In addition, the Company provides mobile device security on one’s Apple or Android devices.

StrikeForce Technologies’ three main products are ProtectID® (authentication), GuardedID® (keystroke encryption) and MobileTrust® (mobile device application). ProtectID® has an array of potential authentications methods. These methods include Out-of-Band Phone; Out-of-Band Push; Hard Tokens; Mobile Tokens; and Desktop Tokens.

GuardedID® stops malicious keylogging programs. It does so through encrypting keystroke data and routing it directly to one’s internet browser or desktop by way of a secure pathway, which is invisible to keyloggers.

MobileTrust® eliminates the threat from keylogging hackers. It does so through preventing them from detecting ones’ keystrokes.

Recently, StrikeForce Technologies announced the opening of a new subsidiary named BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. BlockSafe will center on providing security solutions to protect blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

BlockSafe Technologies will offer three innovatively redesigned security solutions. The first is Blockchain Defender™. The Company states that this will be the industry’s most completely dedicated Blockchain firewall. It includes access control and policy enforcement.

The other two solutions are Desktop Defender™ and Mobile Defender™. Both of these products will protect digital wallets and cryptocurrencies on MS Windows, Apple, iOS, and Android platforms.

Mr. Mark L. Kay, StrikeForce Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “Protecting blockchain and cryptocurrencies is a huge greenfield opportunity for us. Cybersecurity has typically lagged far behind innovation, but in this instance, we know exactly what’s needed, and the best part of it is that our existing patented technologies will play a key role in protecting private/corporate blockchains as well as digital wallets and cryptocurrencies.”

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.016, down 8.05%, on 23,932,883 volume with 447 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 10,245,762 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0047/$0.0295.

Lion One Metals Limited (LOMLF)

StreetWise Reports, TopStocks, Barchart, Stockhouse, Stock Twits, Investors Hub, OTC Markets, Junior Mining Network, MarketWatch, Morningstar, Nasdaq, Canadian Mining Report, Investor Ideas, TradingView, Mining Atlas, Mining, Stock World, and Investing reported on Lion One Metals Limited (LOMLF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A mineral exploration and development company, Lion One Metals Limited concentrates on advancing to production at its 100 percent owned and fully permitted high grade underground Tuvatu Gold Project. Tuvatu is positioned on the island of Viti Levu in the Republic of Fiji.

Lion One Metals has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. Lion One Metals also has an office in Fremantle, Australia and in Waimalika, Nadi, Republic of Fiji.

Lion One Metals was created upon the completion of a reverse takeover (RTO) between X-Tal Minerals Corp. and American Eagle Resources, Inc. on January 31, 2011.

The Company is centered on cost effective and environmentally responsible construction, development, as well as advancement of Tuvatu towards production. This is tied with exploration of the Company’s district-scale license areas encompassing the highly prospective and underexplored Navilawa volcano.

Lion One Metals is advancing Tuvatu as a near-term production opportunity with exploration upside in the southwest Pacific Ring of Fire. The Company has modeled Tuvatu for exploration after regional giants in the low sulphidation family of high grade epithermal gold deposits, including Porgera and Lihir in Papua New Guinea, and Vatukoula in Fiji that boast production of more than 35 million ounces of gold in alike alkaline volcanic settings.

Tuvatu is the largest undeveloped gold project in Fiji. Moreover, it is one of the highest grade gold projects anywhere globally. The Company is focused on building production of 100,000 oz. annually over 10 years. Lion One Metals holds a 200 km² exploration license package encompassing the entire Navilawa volcano, with the Tuvatu mining lease at its center.

In February, Lion One Metals announced that an expansive surface exploration program has started at its high grade Tuvatu Gold Project. The 2018 surface program will be carried out within the permitted area of the Tuvatu Mining Lease (SML 62). It will consist of Phase One that includes excavator benching with detailed mapping and sampling, followed by a Phase Two drilling program.

In addition, last month, Lion One Metals announced that a surface sample of 502 g/t gold over 0.70 meters was returned from the Jomaki prospect 1 km from the planned mill site at its Tuvatu Gold Project, now in the development stage.

The high grade assay result was returned from bench sampling. It extends the Jomaki prospect, positioned 1,300 meters south-west of the primary mineralized zone at Tuvatu, and 1 km south-west of the planned mill site.

At the Tuvatu Gold Project, bulk earthworks are progressing in all plant site areas. Additionally, clearing and grubbing are substantially complete. Two rock crushing plants are presently in operation for the production of gabion wall rock and engineered fill for construction of the plant facility platforms. Detail engineering continues on the process plant, infrastructure, and also tailings storage facility. Lion One Metals continues metallurgical test work on high pH leach pretreatment methods to improve gold recovery.

Lion One Metals Limited (LOMLF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.5078, up 3.69%, on 21,700 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 27,086 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.36/$0.6351.

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC)

MissionIR, SeriousTraders, TopPennyStockMovers, Greenbackers, Marketbeat, Wall Street Resources, NBT Equities Research, and PennyStocks24 reported on Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. is a developing leader in mercury emissions control technology for the worldwide coal-power industry. The Company develops and employs patented and proprietary technologies to remove mercury from coal-power plant emissions. Midwest Energy Emissions concentrates on the delivery of mercury capture technologies to power plants and other industrial coal-burning units in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company has its corporate office in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Midwest Energy Emissions utilizes patented technology that has been shown to attain mercury removal levels compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule, at an appreciably lower cost and with less operational impact than methods now used. This is while preserving the ability for customers to recycle and sell fly-ash for beneficial use.

The Company’s proprietary SEA™ (Sorbent Enhancement Additive) technology delivers a flexible, tunable solution. It permits the global coal-power industry to easily comply with new, highly restrictive regulations on mercury air emissions. The SEA™ approach to mercury capture is precisely tailored for each application to complement a customer’s fuel kind and boiler configuration for best results.

Midwest Energy Emissions has acquired all patent rights for its Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEATM) mercury emissions control technology from the Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation (EERCF of Grand Forks, North Dakota). It acquired the rights for $2.5 million and 925,000 shares of common stock in Midwest Energy Emissions. EERCF is an organization that works to provide innovative solutions to the world’s energy and environmental challenges.

Recently, Midwest Energy Emissions provided its financial results for Q3 ended September 30, 2017. Total Revenues in Q3 2017 were $8.4 million versus $11.8 million in Q3 2016. This decrease is mainly because of optimization efforts undertaken over the past year with the Company’s customers and also lower capacity factors seen at some customer sites resulting in reduced product needed to keep its customers in MATS compliance.

Operating Income in Q3 2017 was $1.0 million, versus an Operating Income of $1.7 million in Q3 2016. This decrease was mainly because of lower product sales over the same quarter the year prior. Net Income in Q3 2017 was $0.9 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, versus a Net Loss of $9.3 million, or ($0.19) per diluted share, in Q3 2016.

Midwest Energy Emissions secured its first contract in Canada this past October. The initial purchase order, valued at roughly $700,000, will include the installation of its proprietary Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA™) Technology servicing the front end of four new electric generating units (EGUs). Midwest Energy Emissions expects further geographic expansion to help smooth out seasonal fluctuations that are usually experienced because of varying power demands.

Midwest Energy Emissions is adding a new product to its proven, cost-effective mercury capture program, which will lessen mercury emissions by preventing scrubber reemission events. The design of the product is specifically for coal-fired power utilities with wet scrubbers to help remove mercury and other metals from the scrubber.

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.275, up 1.85%, on 8,200 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 72,268 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.20/$1.28.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPNT)

TopStockAnalysts, ProfitableTrading, SmarTrend Newsletters, StreetInsider, Hit and Run Candle Sticks, BestOtc, Trade of the Week, StreetAuthority Daily, FeedBlitz, Daily Markets, and Zacks reported previously on Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPNT), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Santa Monica, California. It is developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive, as well as eating disorders. Opiant Pharmaceuticals has its unique opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology. The Company’s initial product is NARCAN® Nasal Spray. It has approval for marketing in the U.S. by Opiant’s partner, Adapt Pharma Limited. Opiant Pharmaceuticals’ shares trade on the NasdaqCM.

The Company is developing opioid antagonists for the treatment of substance use, addictive and eating disorders, with a near term concentration on cocaine use disorder and binge eating disorder (BED). Regarding BED, Opiant Pharmaceuticals states that its opioid antagonist nasal spray could be used as a symptom-driven therapy to manage activation of the reward circuitry, and assist patients in controlling their bingeing behavior.

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid emergency. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is to be given immediately. However, it does not take the place of emergency medical care.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals has an international, exclusive licensing agreement providing it access to Aegis’ Intravail® drug delivery technology for all of Opiant’s opioid antagonist compounds.

In October 2017, Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TTNP) announced a collaboration to investigate development of a novel approach to the prevention of opioid relapse and overdose in individuals with opioid use disorder. The two companies will conduct a feasibility assessment of a subcutaneous implant employing Titan Pharmaceuticals’ proprietary ProNeura™ sustained release technology to administer an opioid antagonist.

Last month, Opiant Pharmaceuticals announced positive data from a Phase I clinical study of the Company’s product candidate OPNT003 (intranasal nalmefene). In addition, Opiant provided an update on a meeting held February 8, 2018 with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pertaining to its planned development program. Nalmefene for injection was earlier approved by the FDA for treating suspected or confirmed opioid overdose.

OPNT003 is in development as a long-lasting opioid antagonist for the treatment of opioid overdose. Based on feedback from the FDA in connection with the meeting, Opiant intends to pursue a 505(b)(2) development path. The Company anticipates the potential to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) for the drug and intranasal delivery device combination in 2020.

Last week, Opiant Pharmaceuticals reported financial results for the transition period of August 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. The Company’s Board of Directors approved a resolution changing Opiant’s fiscal year-end from July 31 to December 31.

For the five-month period ended December 31, 2017, the Company produced Revenue of roughly $11.8 million, versus roughly $14.8 million in the five-month period ended December 31, 2016. The decrease was mainly because of the $13.8 million received under the Purchase Agreement with SWK in the five-month period ended December 31, 2016 versus the recognition of Net Revenue of $11.7 million occurring from the royalties and milestones payments from the sale, by Adapt Pharma Operations Limited, of NARCAN during the five-month period ended December 31, 2017.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPNT), closed Wednesday's trading session at $19.82, down 2.36%, on 14,132 volume with 145 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 40,872 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $5.00/$51.90.

PetroShare Corp. (PRHR)

DreamTeamNetwork and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on PetroShare Corp. (PRHR), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

PetroShare Corp. is a domestic oil and natural gas exploration and development company. It targets capital deployment opportunities in established unconventional resource plays. The Company formed to investigate, acquire, and develop oil and gas properties in the Rocky Mountain and mid-continent regions of the United States. PetroShare is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado and the Company lists on the OTCQB.

PetroShare’s present focus is in the Niobrara/Codell formations and adjacent oil and gas producing zones in the Rocky Mountain region. Specific targets are in the Wattenberg field within the DJ Basin of northeast Colorado.

The Company is expanding its group of properties by way of organic drilling and development, in addition to strategic acquisitions and joint ventures (JVs). Its properties include Todd Creek Farms (Southern Wattenberg Field, NE Colorado; Niobrara and Codell Oil and Gas Development).

PetroShare acquired an initial acreage position of roughly 1,280 gross acres (333 net acres) in the heart of the oil dominated Niobrara/Codell resource development fairway in the southern end of the Greater Wattenberg Field region of NE Colorado.

The Company’s properties also include the Buck Peak Prospect (Sand Wash Basin, NW Colorado; Niobrara Oil Development). This Prospect is 7,700 gross acres (1,000 net acres) located in Moffat County. PetroShare has drilled and completed two producing wells in this prospect. The Buck Peak Prospect targets oil and associated wet gas from the fractured Niobrara Shale formation. The Company’s Shook pad development program comprises 6 Codell wells and 8 Niobrara wells targeting all three Niobrara benches.

PetroShare announced in April of 2017 that its proved reserves as of December 31, 2016 (as prepared by Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, the Company's third-party reserve engineer), were approximately 6.3 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The estimated pre-tax value of future cash flows from its proved reserves, discounted at 10 percent (PV-10), was about $43 million, using commodity prices of $42.75 per barrel of oil (Bbl) and $2.48 per MMBtu of natural gas. The volume of the proved reserves is split 70 percent for oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) and 30 percent for natural gas.

Earlier this month, PetroShare provided an operations update. Mr. Fred Witsell, PetroShare President, said, "We have progressed on several fronts regarding the development of our asset base despite having limited capital at our disposal over the past couple of quarters. First, we have secured the rights-of-way required to begin pipeline construction and hook up on our Shook pad, and we are in discussions with service providers to have equipment on site by the middle of the first quarter 2018 to begin completion activities. We have also assembled six additional drill site spacing units (DSUs) with surface use agreements across our South Brighton assets and have approximately 100 permits approved, submitted or in process for operated horizontal wells in the area.”

PetroShare Corp. (PRHR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.19, up 1.71%, on 1,026 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 5,761 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.75/$2.00.

Los Andes Copper Ltd. (LSANF)

OTC Markets, Tallmarkets, 4-Traders, Stockhouse, Barchart, Stockwatch, InvestorPoint, and Investors Hangout reported on Los Andes Copper Ltd. (LSANF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

An exploration and development company, Los Andes Copper Ltd. concentrates on the acquisition, exploration, and development of advanced stage copper deposits in Latin America. Incorporated in 1983, Los Andes Copper lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. The Company has its headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Los Andes Coppers also has an office in Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.

Los Andes Copper owns 100 percent of the Vizcachitas project in Chile. This is the largest copper deposit in the Americas not controlled by the majors. Vizcachitas is situated 120 km north of Santiago, in an area of excellent infrastructure. Vizcachitas is a copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit. A total of 165 diamond drill holes have been drilled on the Vizcachitas Property since 1993, totaling 52,256 meters.

The Vizcachitas Property encompasses a porphyry copper-molybdenum system with alteration delineated over 3.0 km in a north-south direction and 1.5 km in an east-west direction. Within this altered zone is an area of strongly-leached capping, copper oxide and sulfide and molybdenum mineralization encompassing an area measuring about 2 km in a north-south direction and 1 km in an east-west direction.

This past December, Los Andes Copper announced the appointment of Mr. Ricardo Palma C. as Vice President of Development for the Company and Executive President for Compañia Minera Vizcachitas Holding, Los Andes Copper’s operating subsidiary in Chile. Mr. Palma C. is a Mining Engineer with greater than four decades of experience.

Before Los Andes Copper, Mr. Palma C. was General Manager (Division Chief Executive Officer) of Codelco's Andina Division located in the same area as Vizcachitas.

In addition, in December, Los Andes Copper announced the results of the metallurgical testwork performed by SGS and coordinated and overseen by Empirica Consultores on the Company's 100 percent owned Vizcachitas copper-molybdenum porphyry project in Central Chile.

Overall, copper recoveries remain at greater than 90 percent utilizing a coarser grind size versus historical test work. Rock competence or hardness and resulting energy consumption is in line with similar deposits in Chile.

Coarser grind size lessens power requirements. It also improves water recovery and boosts throughput in the mills. The optimization will be captured in Los Andes Copper’s anticipated Q1 2018 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).

Los Andes Copper Ltd. (LSANF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.236, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,324 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1373/$0.3405.

Indoor Harvest Corp. (INQD)

OTPicks, Penny Stock General, CFN Media Group, Cannabis Financial Network News, MassiveStockProfits, Orbit Stocks, SmallCapVoice, Fast Money Alerts, Stock Shock and Awe, and PennyPickAlerts reported earlier on Indoor Harvest Corp. (INQD), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Indoor Harvest  Corp. is a developer of personalized cannabis medicines. In addition, the Company is a provider of advanced cultivation technology, methods, and processes. Indoor Harvest provides the cannabis industry production platforms for Building Integrated Agriculture (BIA) production. Indoor Harvest is headquartered in Houston, Texas. 

Indoor Harvest entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Alamo CBD, on August 4, 2017. The plan completed a six-month process of work, transitioning the Company into a producer of cannabis for research and pharmaceutical development. Indoor Harvest’s patent pending aeroponic methods allow for the production of chemically consistent, contaminate free cannabis, economically at scale. 

Indoor Harvest is currently a pending applicant via its acquisition of Alamo CBD, to produce cannabis, under the Texas Compassionate Use program. In addition, Indoor Harvest is preparing an application to produce cannabis under the Controlled Substance Act. 

Additionally, Indoor Harvest is finalizing plans with investors and developers to build facilities in the States of Arizona and Colorado. Indoor Harvest’s intention is to produce revenue from its developed facilities by way of leasing and licensing of its technology and methods.

Zoned Properties, Inc. and Indoor Harvest announced this past October that the two companies entered into a Binding Letter of Intent (LOI) outlining three independent agreements to complete research and development projects for licensed medical marijuana facilities to be situated in Tempe, Arizona, Parachute, Colorado, and Stockdale, Texas or other location to be determined after approval of a provisional license under the Texas Compassionate Use program.

Zoned Properties is a strategic real estate development firm. Its chief mission is to identify, develop, and lease sophisticated, safe and sustainable properties in developing industries, including the licensed medical marijuana industry. 

In October, Indoor Harvest also announced that it chose Harvest Air, LLC as its HVAC partner to develop integrated solutions for precision cannabis production. Harvest Air has a patent pending HVAC system. It uses air-to-air economization to allow producers the ability to use outside air to cool and dehumidify the cultivation environment, without bringing that outside air into the cultivation environment. The result is precise control of the cultivation environment. This is with the lowest operational cost among all other qualified systems.

Harvest Air is a developer of HVAC technology specific to the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, focused around its patent pending air-to-air economization system.

Recently, Indoor Harvest announced that it chose BIOS Lighting as its exclusive LED development partner for its efforts in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. The two Companies plan to collaborate, alongside Harvest Air, towards the development of a fully integrated platform.

The design of this platform is to provide producers the ability to manage and record phenotypic plasticity in the Cannabis plant. Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting.

Indoor Harvest Corp. (INQD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1599, up 3.09%, on 69,269 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 102,229 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.115/$0.50.

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Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. (SSOF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. (SSOF). Today, Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. closed trading at $0.0028, even for the day, on 1,839,920 volume with 26 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 13,262,552, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0004/$0.0075.

Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. (SSOF), with headquarters in New York, has been a leading industry expert in the drilling equipment sector of the oil and gas industry for nearly six decades. The company's sales and rental department provides solutions for domestic and international markets with core offerings that include a wide variety of customized drilling rigs and other select equipment. Sixty Six Oilfield Services and its best-in-class customer service ensures client satisfaction with the right inventory on hand at the right time for the right price for the specified job.

The company showed strong growth in 2017 with final year-end net revenues estimated at $1.142m on gross sales of $5.957m, a healthy improvement of 38 percent in gross sales and 33 percent in net revenue. Executive Vice President Jim Frazier, who is focusing solely on the development of the oilfield service sector, said the company is well positioned to capitalize on a strengthening global oil market with two potential oil rig sales expected to generate estimated gross sales of $11M to $15M in the first half of fiscal year 2018.

As the energy sector continues strong growth in 2018, the company is well positioned to capitalize on the global trend and will continue to be aggressive in the marketplace. The company projects its oilfield business will experience growth of 45 percent to 65 percent through normal increases in volume and marketing.

"As the oil equipment industry evolves, we are excited by the opportunity to grow, expand and become an even larger player in the market," Frazier said. "Our plan is to substantially increase Company value through an expansion of services and acquisition, resale and lease of more equipment for the oil drilling industry. This move will allow our strong management and executive team to rapidly grow the Company with our proven technical and logistical track record of high performance."

Sixty Six Oilfield Services is now a third-generation heavy oil field equipment company founded by J.C. Houck in Oklahoma in 1959. The company is focused on supplying the oil industry with custom drilling rigs, heavy-weight drill pipe, drill collars, pup joints, pony collars, handling tools, tubing, casing, blow-out preventers, engines, compressors and other select equipment to customers world-wide through its facilities in Oklahoma City, Germany and Dubai.

Sixty Six Oilfield Services has also announced plans to expand its portfolio by taking advantage of improving market conditions in the global marketing/advertising and mobile technology sectors. The company has identified acquisition targets for its new marketing media business, Chief Executive Officer Dave T. Ho said, noting the "re-engineered Company creates a more balanced portfolio that is globally competitive."

Ho, who also serves as president and is on the board of directors, is a marketing veteran with over 20 years as a business owner and marketing executive. He holds an MFA from Yale University and has been a partner in two successful marketing agencies in Connecticut – Design Trust Inc. and York & Chapel, Corp., where he is currently president.

The company's new business plan includes developing and acquiring successful advertising, marketing and digital businesses while continuing to grow the oilfield services business at market pace, Ho said. This strategy allows for optimal diversification and takes advantage of relationships the company already has in place.

"We plan to create shareholder value by building an agency that is on the vanguard of the growing demand for Customer Experience Management (CXM)," Ho said. "This discipline applies customer analytic technology to map the entire customer experience journey, to build brand loyalty. Our focus on customer-centric models transforms business intelligence and will help our clients build lifetime customer engagement in order to compete in the new digital marketplace." Disclaimer

Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. Company Blog

Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. News:

Sixty Six Oilfield Services, Inc. Announces Debt Forgiveness and Answers Stockholder Questions

Sixty Six Oilfield Announces Shareholder Update

Sixty Six Oilfield Services, Inc. Announces Banner Year, Diversifies Portfolio, and Names New CEO

Epazz, Inc. (EPAZ)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Epazz, Inc. (EPAZ). Today, Epazz, Inc. closed trading at $0.1161, up 3.11%, on 134,596 volume with 31 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 441,753, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0045/$0.52.

Epazz, Inc. (OTC: EPAZ), a leading provider of blockchain cryptocurrency mobile apps and cloud-based business software solutions, announced today that the company will release its social media blockchain app on June 30, 2018. The app allows users to store data in the blockchain and retrieve it from the blockchain, making it unnecessary for users to store the data on their mobile devices.

Epazz, Inc. (EPAZ), is a leading provider of blockchain cryptocurrency mobile apps and cloud-based business software solutions that specializes in providing customized web applications to the corporate world, higher education institutions and the public sector. The company's strategic expansion into the investment fintech software space can be seen in the recent acquisition of the android app CryptoFolio, which securely tracks and manages Bitcoin and Altcoin portfolios. Epazz, Inc., which acquired the software rights, source code and user base of CryptoFolio, plans to add additional cryptocurrencies and languages to the app, along with an iOS version to attract more users.

Epazz also offers ZenaPay Bitcoin wallet, which has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since its launch on the Play Store. A subsidiary of Epazz, ZenaPay is a financial technology company that offers a unique, secure and reliable Bitcoin payment app, allowing consumers to acquire Bitcoin at the point-of-sale. The consumer can then use this digital currency to make a purchase with ease. The CryptoFolio business model provides free features to attract users and then allows users to purchase additional features from $1.99 to $5.99 each. CryptoFolio is a great add-on app for ZenaPay, and future versions of CryptoFolio will include an option to download ZenaPay.

"We are starting 2018 with ZenaPay on both major mobile apps' platforms," said Shaun Passley, PhD, CEO and founder of Epazz. "We are in the processing of developing new blockchain technology which will introduce an additional source of revenue streams for our company."

Epazz technology makes it easy to convert legacy systems into cloud business process software, for which the company then charges an annual subscription fee. Epazz has acquired 11 software companies that have converted or are in the process of converting their legacy software products to cloud software using Epazz technology. Epazz then markets the new cloud-based solutions to new and existing customers.

Epazz's unique BoxesOS™ applications can create virtual communities for enhanced communication, provide information and content for decision-making, and create a secure marketplace for any type of commerce. Epazz has also filed a provisional patent for its new blockchain smart legal contract technology that reduces fraud in business transactional contracts. The technology allows for a transactional contract to become a living contract that is tracked and traced; it also verifies that a section of terms within a contract are followed and that all parties of an agreement obey the terms of the contract.

"Blockchain-based technology is the future of the Internet," Passley said. "Epazz will add blockchain technology to all of our products in the coming months using our blockchain cloud platform, BoxesOS. The company has been working with customers to understand the best uses of blockchain, and we are excited about filing the first of many blockchain patents, with many more to come." Disclaimer

Epazz, Inc. Company Blog

Epazz, Inc. News:

Epazz Social Media Blockchain Decentralized Platform to Be Released on June 30

Epazz, Inc. (EPAZ) Challenges Status Quo with ZenaPay Cryptocurrency Wallet

NetworkNewsBreaks – Epazz, Inc. (EPAZ) Further Expands Portfolio of Blockchain Apps with Bitcoin Altcoins Tracker

Reign Sapphire Corp. (RGNP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Reign Sapphire Corp. (RGNP). Today, Reign Sapphire Corp. closed trading at $0.147, up 14.17%, on 103,850 volume with 8 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 72,037, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0519/$0.325.

Charles Darwin once said that an ethical scientist should have no affections, merely a heart of stone. In the modern day, ethical science has turned the idea on its head, producing stone that Beverly Hills-based Reign Sapphire Corp. (OTCQB: RGNP) believes will win the hearty affection of conscientious consumers worldwide.

Reign Sapphire Corp. (RGNP), is a direct-to-consumer, custom and branded jewelry company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Reign's mission is to provide ethical and sustainable jewelry direct to the modern consumer, marketed through sophisticated digital initiatives that speak directly to individuals through social media channels and personalized promotions. The company's lean operating model ensures expenses are linked to order flow with flexible production schedules targeting just-in-time delivery, which in turn reduces or eliminates commodity risk. Reign is a member of the American Gem Trading Association, which is committed to fair trade and processing of gemstones.

Reign Sapphire Corp. owns and operates three divisions: Reign Brands, Reign Ventures and Reign Blockchain. Reign Brands features four unique, niche jewelry brands with separate social media followings:

  • Reign Sapphires: Ethically produced, millennial-targeted sapphire jewelry sourced from Australia.
  • Coordinates Collection: Custom jewelry inscribed with location coordinates commemorating life's special moments.
  • Le Bloc: Classic, customized jewelry.
  • ION Collection by Jen Selter: Athleisure jewelry brand.

Reign Ventures is the company's joint venture platform for investment and development of jewelry technology-related products.

Reign Blockchain authenticates its sapphires as conflict-free, allowing customers to wear products created by a company that shares their beliefs in human dignity and environmental stewardship. In 2018, Reign Blockchain is preparing to conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) for ReignCoin, subject to regulatory approval. ReignCoin will serve as Reign's cryptocurrency as part of a blockchain-based loyalty reward program.

The company's products are sold through a commission-based affiliate program that is supported by personalized email campaigns and promotions, celebrity promotion and gifting, digital advertising based on keyword purchases and sponsored ads, and creative publicity events and media outreach to attract maximum exposure. The successful launch of a company-wide social media influencer campaign across all its retail brands boosted Reign's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook followings by double digits within the first three weeks of going live.

Reign continues to seek out international partnerships, adding to the success it has already achieved in the Middle East, where its flagship store is in the Dubai Mall. The company recently teamed up with the original founder of its Coordinates Collection brand, Owen de Vries, who will lead its Europe and United Kingdom sales efforts. The Netherlands-based operation will proliferate Reign point-of-sales that are adapted for local language, digital marketing and customer service.

Reign Sapphire Corp. is led by president and CEO Joseph Segelman, who has also served on the board of directors since December 2014. Segelman earlier served as the Chief Executive Officer and managing director of Australian Sapphire Corporation, Shefa Mining Corporation and Spencer Lloyd & Associates. He is an experienced marketing and operations professional with over 20 years of experience in logistics and marketing, and extensive experience in the Australian mining and gem industry. He is also a director and board member of OBK (a Sydney, Australia, based charity) and a Captain (Chaplain) in the Australian Army reserves. Segelman is the author of "Take Action: Successful Australians Share their Secrets." (Lothian Books, 2004).

The company's board of advisors includes Andrea Hansen, jewelry marketing veteran and former president of the Women's Jewelry Association; Jeremy Avitan, CPA and compliance executive; Michael Lawrence corporate lawyer and litigator, Doug Cole, corporate financier and entrepreneur, Thierry Chaunu, a luxury goods executive with prior senior management roles at Chopard, Christofle and Cartier, and Pinny Gwinisch, founder of Ice.com and adjunct professor at McGill and Rutgers University. Disclaimer

Reign Sapphire Corp. Company Blog

Reign Sapphire Corp. News:

Reign Sapphire Corp. (RGNP) Stirs Emotions with Personalized Appeal to Stone-Loving Hearts

Reign Sapphire Corp. Provides Update on Core Business Unit, Discusses Revenue Strategy

Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Spindle and Reign Sapphire - New Horizons, Emerging Trends, and Upcoming Developments

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Global Hemp Group, Inc. (GBHPF). Today, Global Hemp Group, Inc. closed trading at $0.1285, up 4.30%, on 52,512 volume with 25 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 402,534, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0115/$0.316.

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF), a company focused on the cultivation of hemp and cannabinoid extraction for both domestic and international markets, announced on March 7, 2018, that it had closed a non-brokered private placement, consisting of 12.5 million units at a price of $0.12 per unit, to raise $1.5 million (http://cnw.fm/DK0u6).

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) provides comprehensive payment solutions that can be fully customized for virtually any domestic and international organization distributing money worldwide. The company is committed to enabling global access to technology for optimizing financial transactions and delivering a global financial eco-system with top-tier banking institutions and the highest level financial technology partnerships.

Today, more than ever before, commercial enterprises and government institutions need powerful financial technology solutions that have the flexibility to deliver innovative customer centric services and drive operational efficiency gains throughout the organization. The Global Reserve Platform is Global Payout's fully configurable "banking-in-a-box" web-based platform that can fulfill the front-to-back office processing requirements of domestic, foreign exchange and international payment service providers. This platform is designed to improve work flow, operational efficiencies, and global financial management for enterprises operating across the globe.

The Global Reserve Platform can manage practically any financial product, including core and traditional banking products, online banking, card management, mobile wallets, merchant payment processing, biometric payments and authentication management, bill payments and P2P payments, international remittances, government benefits management, loans management, FOREX, and SWIFT / ACH / SEPA payments. Powered by the Global Reserve Administrative module, the platform can be customized for enterprises across a multitude of business sectors.

Investment in financial technology (FINTECH) companies has grown dramatically in recent years with the role of today's banks shrinking and demand for improved financial solutions continuing to rise. As the industry has continued to expand rapidly, Global Payout's management team has directed its focus on identifying the most promising market sectors with FINTECH needs. The four core areas selected are logistics, small and medium enterprises (SME), banking and travel.

In 2015, Global Payout introduced MoneyTrac Technology Inc. as a majority owned subsidiary to more effectively focus on the development of financial technologies that specifically address many of the challenges that enterprises in a variety of alternative and "high-risk" market sectors are faced with in processing financial transactions. Powered by Virtu Network Solutions, the MoneyTrac Technology platform is one the most configurable and intuitive financial technology platforms available to alternative and "high-risk" enterprises and provides them with solutions that effectively manages everything from pin debit and virtual currency, to compliance and cash flow logistics.

With the global economy constantly becoming more diversified and connected, Global Payout is well positioned with the technology software solutions its team has developed to address many different needs worldwide. Management has committed itself to exploring and identifying every avenue possible for further establishing itself as a recognized leader in FINTECH solutions. Disclaimer

Global Hemp Group, Inc. Company Blog

Global Hemp Group, Inc. News:

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRA: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) Completes $1.5 Million Private Placement

Building a Portfolio of Industrial Hemp Companies is Key to the Future of Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRA: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF)

NetworkNewsAudio Announces Audio Press Release (APR) on Global Payout, Inc. Applying Blockchain for Smart Solutions

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

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight AnalytixInsight Inc. (ATIXF). Today, AnalytixInsight Inc. closed trading at $0.338, off by 5.59%, on 29,000 volume with 7 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 20,836 and its 52-week low/high is $0.15/$0.6898.

AnalytixInsight (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) boasts proprietary artificial intelligence (“AI”) technology that is applicable to any data-driven industry. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/Jij3h. Also today, AnalytixInsight was announced as a presenter at this year’s MicroCap Conference, which is scheduled to take place on April 9-10 at the Essex House in New York City. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/HsN9C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

AnalytixInsight Inc. Blog

AnalytixInsight Inc. News:

NetworkNewsBreaks – AnalytixInsight Inc.’s (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) Technology is Applicable to a Broad Range of Industries

NetworkNewsBreaks – AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) to Present at the MicroCap Conference

AnalytixInsight’s (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) Proprietary AI Platform Offering Multiple Applications in Data-Driven Industries

IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH). Today, IEG Holdings Corp. closed trading at $0.2625, even for the day, on 19,600 volume with 3 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 97,566 and its 52-week low/high is $0.14/$4.19.

IEG Holdings Corporation (OTCQB: IEGH) announced today that, after considering the potential risks and benefits, it will not pursue a cryptocurrency offering or any other cryptocurrency-related ventures at this time. IEG Holdings will continue to monitor the developing regulatory landscape surrounding this new technology and may consider cryptocurrency opportunities in the future.

IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH) is a publicly traded, global leader in consumer finance providing small-sized online personal loans in the United States via a state-licensed operating subsidiary, Investment Evolution Corporation, under the consumer brand "Mr. Amazing Loans." Based in Las Vegas, the company originates consumer loans in 20 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin via its online platform and distribution network. IEGH is a licensed direct lender with state licenses and/or certificates of authority to lend in each state and offers all loans within the prevailing statutory rates.

Mr. Amazing Loans is a leading FinTech company specializing in dedicated loan amounts of $5,000 to $10,000 offered directly to consumers through an easy-to-use website known for its professional interaction with applicants. All loans are originated, processed and serviced out of the company's Las Vegas corporate offices, eliminating the need for physical locations in each state where IEGH is licensed to conduct business. The company's loans are unsecured consumer loans that mature in five years at interest rates significantly less than those of payday lenders. Consumers are able to receive same-day processing and are assured of no hidden or additional fees, no prepayment penalty, with repayment and interest rates fixed at 29.9% or less Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for the life of the loan.

The Center for Responsible Lending states the typical payday loan has rates ranging from 391% to 521% APR on loans that typically range from $100 to $1,000. Conversely, Mr. Amazing Loans's terms are designed with low fixed repayments to fit into consumer budgets with the added goal of helping clients reach a stronger financial position. Loan funds are deposited directly into an approved consumer's checking account and may be approved the same day after necessary application documentation is received.

IEG Holdings has also incorporated Investment Evolution Crypto, LLC., a 100 percent owned subsidiary, and tasked the new company with exploring business opportunities in the cryptocurrency/blockchain industry. Specifically, the subsidiary company will explore the legalities and economic risks of entering into a joint venture with IEGH's other 100 percent owned subsidiary company, Investment Evolution Corporation dba Mr. Amazing Loans. Among the questions to be answered during this development planning stage are whether Mr. Amazing Loans should accept repayment of customer loans in the form of leading crypto/blockchain currencies such as Bitcoin, provide the equivalent of USD $5,000 and $10,000 loans to consumers in cryptocurrencies, and potentially create and issue an Investment Evolution cryptocurrency.

Paul Mathieson, IEG Holdings' chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has over 19 years of finance industry experience in lending, funds management, stock market research and investment banking. He has been a member of the board of directors at IEGH since 2012 and of its subsidiary since 2009. Mathieson founded IEG Holdings Limited in Sydney, Australia, launching the Amazing Loans business in that country in 2005 and then in the United States via IEGC in 2010. He was awarded Ernst & Young's 2007 Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Eastern Region). Mathieson is joined by Carla Cholewinski, who serves as chief operating officer with over 37 years of experience in the finance industry including banking, credit union management, regulatory oversight, debt securitization and underwriting. Disclaimer

IEG Holdings Corp. Blog

IEG Holdings Corp. News:

IEG Holdings Announces Distribution by CEO of Investment Evolution Coin Ltd. Shares to IEG Holdings Shareholders and Hold on Cryptocurrency Development

IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH) Revenues Pegged to Quadruple by 2020

IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH) Creates Crypto Excitement in the Loan Industry

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

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF). Today, Petroteq Energy Inc. closed trading at $1.40, off by 3.01%, on 416,159 volume with 460 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 110,102, and its 52-week low/high is $0.015/$1.8892.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSXV: PQE; OTCQX: PQEFF; Frankfurt: A2DYWC), a company focused on the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the energy industry, is pleased to announce the planned opening of marketing offices in key strategic international markets, initially targeting Switzerland, Russia and Ukraine.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQB: PQEFF), with headquarters in Canada, seeks to create the world's largest pure-play cobalt exploration and development company. The company's current focus is on its Greater Cobalt Project located in Silver Centre, Ontario. The company is also in the midst of a three-way merger with Cobalt One Ltd. and CobalTech Mining Inc. and on completion First Cobalt will control over 10,000 hectares of prospective land and 50 historic mining operations in the Cobalt Camp in Ontario, Canada, as well as a mill and a permitted refinery facility.

The merger agreements with Cobalt One Ltd. and CobalTech Mining Inc., announced earlier this year, will result in a combined land position of more than 10,000 hectares (nearly 25,000 acres) in the Cobalt Camp containing approximately 50 past cobalt/silver producers and working mines. Initial test results from a mineralogical assessment of sample material taken from various historical mines located throughout the Cobalt Camp show both cobalt-rich and silver-rich mineralization styles. Samples taken at the former Bellellen mine, located within the Greater Cobalt Project in Ontario, show high grade cobalt assays, prompting First Cobalt to increase its drilling program at that site.

Petroteq Energy Inc. 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.

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, Petroteq Energy Inc. and its mining interests are primed for success.

Petroteq Energy Inc. 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. Disclaimer

Petroteq Energy Inc. Company Blog

Petroteq Energy Inc. News:

Petroteq Announces PetroBLOQ's Proposed International Expansion Into Key Strategic Markets

Petroteq's PetroBLOQ Announces Capabilities of Blockchain Based Oil & Gas Supply Chain Management Platform

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) Deploys Patented Oil Sands Extraction Technology to Expand Production Capacity

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX). Today, ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.61, off by 1.61%, on 48,994 volume with 46 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 119,786 and its 52-week low/high is $0.40/$1.59.

Warren Wang, founder and CEO of ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX), was recently interviewed on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. Also today, The Wall Street Analyzer’s recently conducted interview with ChineseInvestors.com CEO Warren Wang was released, in which Wang goes over their recent news and upcoming goals, as well as providing investors an overview of the company.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. Blog

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. News

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) CEO Discusses the Company’s Future on MoneyTV

ChineseInvestors.com Discusses Spin Out of Their Hemp Division and Focus on Cryptocurrency Market in China With WSA

CannabisNewsBreaks – ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) Tackles Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Cannabis Markets

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG). Today, Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions closed trading at $0.0361, off by 2.17%, on 180,238 volume with 29 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 608,233, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0161/$0.12.

Cannabis-focused financial services company Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG) has created savvy innovations and fast-developing systems to solve cash-handling problems. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/GV8yg. Also today, an article was released on Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions’ Green platform, a top tier digital payment processing system, which is designed to bring legalized cannabis and its cash management for licensed merchants and dispensaries into the world of digital financial services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions Company Blog

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions News:

NetworkNewsBreaks – Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG) Delivers Innovative Solutions to Cash-handling Issues in the Cannabis Industry

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions’ (REFG) Green is Designed to Grow

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG) in Marathon Drive to Serve Marijuana Customers with Unique Platform

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE:LXX) (OTCQB:LXRP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP). Today, Lexaria Bioscience Corp. closed trading at $1.32, off by 5.04%, on 65,017 volume with 145 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 348,167 and its 52-week low/high is $0.27/$2.54.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX), a drug delivery platform innovator, is pleased to announce that it has commenced its first nicotine in vivo (animal) absorption and tolerability study. The dosing stage is complete and final results are expected within approximately 30 days.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including cannabinoids. Though boasting a wide range of health benefits, cannabinoids are traditionally poorly absorbed by the body's gastrointestinal tract. To achieve higher effectiveness, consumers usually default to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering hemp oil ingredients – or through locally licensed partners, cannabis oil ingredients – through a patented process within food products.

The key differentiator between Lexaria's products and others on the market is the company's disruptive technology proven to enhance the absorption of orally ingested cannabinoids while improving the "unusual" taste of cannabinoids and allowing for lower overall dosing with higher efficacy. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise, and is in licensing discussions or has existing agreements with companies in Canada, the largest-market states in the USA, and internationally. Lexaria has also developed its own brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within lipids in popular foods. These brands include ViPova™, Lexaria Energy Foods, and TurboCBD™.

In 2015, Lexaria commissioned an independent, third-party lab to test its technology under carefully monitored in vitro conditions. Results showed that the company's technological process and lipid formulation both improve intestinal absorption as much as 500%. Additional follow-up studies in human volunteers suggested that Lexaria's processed, lipid-infused tea may be more effective in an actual gastrointestinal system than in an in vitro simulation with results indicating as much as a 1,000% increase in overall absorption.

Lexaria also has an R&D partnership with the Canadian government's National Research Council. That R&D is expected to characterize molecular bond formation theorized to occur with Lexaria's unique technology between the lipid delivery agents and the bioactive substances it processes and combines. Results from this R&D are expected to support accelerating B2B relationships – not just in the cannabis industry, but also to support new B2B business relationships in the fields of vitamins, NSAIDs, and nicotine delivery. All of these sectors expected to offer additional future growth potential.

Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience's business model is a strong intellectual property portfolio that utilizes the most commonly used food processing techniques. As of 2017, the company's patent portfolio includes 19 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world. The most recent patent applications expand Lexaria's lipophilic food and beverage composition claims to include the processing of cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine in many of the world's most commonly used food processing ingredients. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the USA and internationally in 2017 and 2018.

Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria's revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology (royalty) to third party partners, and has several deals signed and/or pending. The company's growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has raised more than $50 million in working capital for the companies he has led over the course of his career. He is supported by a team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods, and other relevant skillsets. Disclaimer

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. Blog

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. News:

Lexaria Begins Nicotine Absorption Study

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. Completes Successful Skin Absorption Study

Chris Bunka, CEO of Lexaria Bioscience Corp., Returns to Uptick Newswire's "Stock Day" Podcast with Everett Jolly to Discuss New Products and Company Evolution

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

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight First Cobalt Corp. (FTSSF). Today, First Cobalt Corp. closed trading at $0.795, off by 3.90%, on 503,948 volume with 320 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 281,238, and its 52-week low/high is $0.3148/$1.3041.

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC, ASX: FCC, OTCQB: FTSSF) and US Cobalt Inc. (TSX-V: USCO, OTCQB: USCFF) are pleased to announce they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby First Cobalt will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of US Cobalt pursuant to a plan of arrangement, further enhancing First Cobalt's position as a pure-play North American cobalt company.

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Cobalt Corp. Company Blog

First Cobalt Corp. News:

First Cobalt Announces Friendly Acquisition of US Cobalt

NetworkNewsBreaks – First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF) Offers Ethical Alternatives to Conflict Minerals

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