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TuesdayFeb 06, 2018 9:00 am

Blockchain Innovations Create New Synergies

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Blockchain has heralded innovation, stretching across both the financial and technological worlds, which has paved the way for new methods of online transaction. The underlying blockchain technology is one such method that not only protects the anonymity of users during transactions, but also allows for the securing of transaction contents.  With the digital age bringing many questions revolving around online transactions, the following companies are integrating the power of blockchain to offer cutting-edge service and support: Epazz, Inc. (OTC: EPAZ) (EPAZ Profile), MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTC: MGTI), Bitcoin Services (OTC: BTSC), Glance Technologies, Inc. (OTC: GLNNF)…

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TuesdayFeb 06, 2018 9:00 am

Blockchain Patents Filings on the Rise, Innovators take the Lead

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Blockchain will be one of the defining technologies over the next 10 years. As the depth of its uses become more apparent, an increasing number of companies are claiming intellectual property rights for applications of the technology in numerous industries. Petroteq Energy Inc.’s (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) (PQEFF Profile) blockchain-powered supply chain management platform will be utilized for its patented oil extraction process, while Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) looks to leverage blockchain to provide faster, securer financial services. Consulting giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is also in on the act, as is Mastercard, Inc. (NYSE: MA),…

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TuesdayFeb 06, 2018 9:00 am

Cannabis Deals Cross the Billion-Dollar Mark in Canada

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: With the expected legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada just months away, the Canadian cannabis industry is experiencing a frenzied flow of capital that is only likely to accelerate. While this capital rush won’t affect every company in the space, the overriding sentiment supports global aspirations and trickle-down opportunity for innovators like Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (LXRP Profile). This unprecedented cash flow is already fueling the construction of the largest grow facilities the world has ever seen, as well as increasingly hectic merger and acquisition strategies undertaken by companies like MedReleaf (OTC: MEDFF)…

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MondayFeb 05, 2018 2:32 pm

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) Offering Innovative Access to Cryptocurrency

Despite China’s ban on cryptocurrency, CIIX is positioned to lead the way in cryptocurrency education and awareness for the Chinese-speaking community Demand for bitcoin continues to rise despite China’s ban on cryptocurrency Company is committed to the education and growth of cryptocurrency and providing innovative ways of making bitcoin more accessible ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) is continuing its commitment to cryptocurrency education and awareness for the Chinese-speaking community. Its educational services seek to answer the average person’s curiosity while simultaneously providing skilled investors with up-to-date news on digital currency. Using the Chinese language character sets, CIIX provides analysis and education…

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MondayFeb 05, 2018 1:49 pm

Skinvisible, Inc. (SKVI), Quoin Pharmaceuticals Proposed Merger to Address Opioid Pain Management Market

A merger between Skinvisible and Quoin will enable a successful entry on the post-surgical pain management market Opioids – which typically refer to oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl – are highly addictive painkillers; nearly three in 10 Americans prescribed opioids for chronic pain will abuse them Opioids are becoming increasingly deadly to Americans; in 2016, two-thirds of drug-related deaths involved opioids; in fact, since 1999, opioid-related deaths in the United States have increased nearly fourfold Drug abuse is a burden shared by every state; nearly 63,600 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in 2016 – a 21 percent increase over…

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MondayFeb 05, 2018 1:12 pm

PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE: PREV) (OTCQB: PRVCF) (FSE: 18H) Developing Alternative Solutions in Health-Boosting Market

Company offers options to patients seeking immune system-boosting alternatives Novel “scorpion venom” product builds on popular Cuban cancer-fighting therapy Developing a CBD-based nose-to-brain delivery system that will provide relief across a range of indications from pain, inflammation, seizures and neurological disorders In an era when a licensed and regulated medical industry provides a secure standard of care for treating ailments but “complementary” or alternative therapies are sought by a number of patients — more than three out of 10 adults, according to the National Institutes of Health’s most recent survey on the subject (http://nnw.fm/L7uE5) — PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE: PREV)…

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MondayFeb 05, 2018 12:29 pm

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) Reflects on 2017 Milestones, Looks Ahead to 2018 Opportunities

Company’s balance sheet is currently the strongest it has ever been Named one of the fastest-growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™ Total transaction dollars processed by the company during 2017 reached $2.8 billion Looking back on 2017 and ahead to the continuation of 2018, Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) CEO Oleg Firer recently sent out a letter to shareholders discussing the company’s progress and developments that have occurred over the past year (http://nnw.fm/yv1HJ). Net Element is a global technology and value-added solutions group operating a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium…

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MondayFeb 05, 2018 12:02 pm

Regulation and Oversight of Virtual Currencies by SEC and CFTC Agencies to be Reviewed, Congressional Hearing Set

The Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs sets hearing for February 6 to review oversight role of the SEC and CFTC over virtual currencies, such as bitcoin In an op-ed written jointly by the SEC and CFTC, agency chiefs say they would support policy efforts to revisit framework of their cryptocurrency regulation; both will testify before the committee Agencies say they will seek to maintain integrity and transparency in the volatile cryptocurrency markets; goal is to protect all market participants and investors Virtual currency oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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FridayFeb 02, 2018 2:36 pm

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) is “One to Watch”

U.S. hemp retail market estimated at $1.8 billion by 2020 with 22% CAGR Global hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) segment projected to reach $3 billion by 2021 Disruptive potential for industrial hemp products offers substantial rewards Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF), headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, is a publicly traded company founded in 2014. Global Hemp Group is focused on acquiring and developing a strategic portfolio of like-minded companies that believe in the significant potential of the industrial hemp plant. Global Hemp Group’s focused on attracting joint venture partners across all sectors of the industrial hemp industries…

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FridayFeb 02, 2018 1:10 pm

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) Investments Solidify Effort to Build Decentralized Tech Platforms

Company’s investments in Verady, Coinsquare and TessPay among recent work to increase security for transactions Blockchain, cannabis sectors accounted for nearly 10 percent of rising daily activity for TD Ameritrade in 4Q2017 Estimated $10 billion in cryptocurrency transacted each day Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) is advancing its focus on the rising blockchain technology and its cryptocurrency applications, as exemplified by its November announcement of its strategic investment in Verady, LLC, a company that provides accounting, auditing and verification for blockchain-based assets such as cryptocurrencies (http://nnw.fm/Odp3i). The strategy paid off with news that Riot Blockchain’s stock surged from $7 in…

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