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$GLI Glacier Lake Acquires Mineral Claims Adjacent to New Nadina Explorations’ Silver Queen Property $NNA.ca $TUE.ca $GTT.ca

Posted by Er at 12:29 PM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

 

  • Consideration for the claim block is a cash payment of $10,000 and 2,000,000 common shares
  • Claim block is 2,549 hectares of prospective mining claims located in north-central British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glacier Lake Resources Inc. (TSX-V:GLI) (“Glacier” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement with an arm’s-length vendor to acquire 2,549 hectares of prospective mining claims located in north-central British Columbia, approximately 45 kilometres south of Houston.

The new property lies approximately 6,000 metres to the south of the New Nadina claim block and contiguous to the east with the Poplar block recently acquired by Tasca Resources Ltd. The underlying geology of the claim block is Cretaceous Kasalka group andesitic volcanics and Eocene Ootsa Lake Group felsic volcanics.  Several regional scale faults have been mapped throughout the area.  The southern boundary of the Cretaceous Bulkley intrusions lies one kilometres to the northwest.

In connection with the acquisition, Glacier Lake intends to research the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines assessment report database to determine if any historical exploration work has been completed on the new claim block to help in designing a preliminary exploration program to explore them.

In consideration for the claim block, Glacier Lake will complete a cash payment of $10,000 and issue 2,000,000 common shares.  Completion of the acquisition is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.  All common shares issued will be subject to a four-month-and-one-day statutory hold period.

“We have been following developments throughout central British Columbia, looking for assets to complement our Silver Vista Project located 130 kilometres to the north,” stated Saf Dhillon, Glacier Lake’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We were impressed with core photographs of the recently intersected mineralization on the New Nadina website and feel the geology of the region may support additional new discoveries with diligent exploration efforts.”

 

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., a member of the Glacier Lake Advisory Board and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

 

Contact information:

Satvir Dhillon, President & CEO
Glacier Lake Resources Inc.
Ph: 604-688-2922
Email: saf@glacierlake.ca

Alonso launches #Esports team $GMBL $ATVI $TTWO $GAME $EPY.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:09 AM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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By: Jonathan Noble, Formula 1 Editor
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  • Fernando Alonso has become the first Formula 1 driver to branch out into eSports, after launching his own team ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Two-time world champion has formed a partnership with McLaren sponsor Logitech to expand into the gaming world – with ambitions set on his outfit becoming the best in the world

The two-time world champion has formed a partnership with McLaren sponsor Logitech to expand into the gaming world – with ambitions set on his outfit becoming the best in the world

The team, which will be called FA Racing G2 Logitech G, will compete in a host of top-line series both in F1 sim racing and other online categories.

“I am a team principal finally,” smiled Alonso at the launch of the team in the Yas Marina paddock on Thursday. “There will be no meetings very early. We will change completely the way we work!!”

Alonso said he had been approached by Logitech and G2 a few months ago about the idea, and believed it was the right time to get involved with gaming as eSports racing was starting to take off.

“It is very exciting, and it is a completely new thing to discover,” he explained. “I think eSports in other formats has been very successful but in racing, it is at the very beginning, and I think huge potential will come.

“I am happy to be one of the first investing in this direction and I think good and fun times are coming – not only for us, but for gamers at home and for fans.”

While the focus on FA Racing will be on professional championships, competing in the official F1 game, rFactor and other categories, Alonso said that part of his team’s plan was to find ways that fans could race with them too.

When asked if he had signed himself to his own team, Alonso said: “Not yet. But we have some ideas for our fans to have online competitions, monthly, that they can not only participate with our pro drivers but also with myself.

“I will definitely be slower – more the amateur level. We will have fun, that is the first thing, and we will develop a platform that is available for everyone in the world.”

F1 boost

F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches believed Alonso’s decision to run an eSports team would deliver a big boost to the sport’s profile amid younger fans.

“Fernando’s brand has been a pillar of the success of F1 in the linear world, and just like other brands going into other areas, he gives a credibility,” he said.

“A lot of drivers and athletes, in their second career, go into business and I think while this is a fun participatory game, it is competition. It is a big business and it is just getting bigger.

“F1 and Fernando are getting in at the early stages, notwithstanding that it has been around a couple of years.”

Source: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alonso-launches-esports-team-981819/

$CKR.ca CKR Carbon Announces over Subscription of Non-Brokered Private Placement

Posted by Er at 10:05 AM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • Raising $2,793,700 in working capital
  • 39,910,000 shares issued at .07
  • Closes on November 24, 2017, all securities issued are subject to a statutory four month hold period.

 

CKR Carbon Corporation (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB81) (WKN: A143MR) (“CKR” or the “Company”) an integrated graphite to hybrid graphenes advanced nano material development company is pleased to announce that the offering of a non-brokered private placement announced on October 30, 2017 has been over-subscribed by $343,700 and the Company will be offering up to 39,910,000 working capital units (the “WC Unit“) for up to $2,793,700 (the “Offering“).

Each WC Unit is priced at $0.07 and consists of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“WC Warrant“). Each WC Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one (1) common share (a “WC Warrant Share“) at a price of $0.10 per WC Warrant Share until the earlier of: (i) three (3) years following the Closing of the Offering; and (ii) in the event that the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $0.30 for twenty (20) consecutive trading days, and the 20th trading day (the “Final Trading Day“) is at least four (4) months from the Closing Date, the date which is thirty (30) days from the Final Trading Day.

Eligible Finders may receive up to 7% of the value of proceeds of the sale of WC Units in cash and up to 7% of the number of WC Units sold in the form of broker warrants. Each broker warrant issued in respect of the sale of WC Units entitles the holder to acquire one (1) common share of CKR at $0.07 for a period of three (3) years from the Closing of the Offering.

The Offering is expected to close on November 24, 2017. All securities issued under the Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period.

Insiders of the Company are subscribing for 2,400,000 WC Units for $168,000. The insider private placements are exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101“) by virtue of the exemptions contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the securities of the Company which may be issued to the insiders does not exceed 25% of its market capitalization.

About CKR Carbon Corporation

CKR Carbon Corporation is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CKR.

For more information: visit the website at www.ckr-carbon.com or contact:

Arno Brand, Co-CEO +1 416-561-4095 abrand@ckr-carbon.com

AUGUSTA INDUSTRIES $AAO.ca Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) A Winning Move After Lock-Up Agreement $PHO.ca $DYA.ca $OPS.ca

Posted by Er at 12:57 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Following the November 9th announcement of a Lock-Up Agreement for 32% of the company’s shares, Augusta has surprised the market announcing a NCIB whereas up to 17,340,061 common shares representing up to 10% of the Company’s public float will be purchased through an Agent and subsequently cancelled. Once again AAO is demonstrating its commitment to create shareholder value through the process of reducing the available shares on the open market.

Allen Lone, President and CEO of Augusta stated:

The Company believes that the purchase of the Shares will increase the proportionate interest of, and be advantageous to, all remaining security holders.”

Not only is this excellent news for existing shareholders, it could potentially lead a surge in price if recent examples of NCIB’s in the market are any indicator; especially considering the following are peers of AAO.v:

Spartan Energy (TSX SPE)

Announced NCIB buy back August 22nd when price was $5.11. It went as high as $7.37.                                         Spartan’s NCIB buy back was based on 5% of 175m outstanding or 8.7 million shares

 

 

Genworth MI Canada Inc  (TSX MIC)

Announced their NCIB buy back May 2nd when price was $34.45. Genworth went as high
as $44.81. Their NCIB buy back was based on 5% of 90.9m outstanding, equivalent to 4.59 million shares

 

 

Augusta Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

Augusta Industries November 14th NCIB announcement for up to 17,340,061 common shares separates itself from its peers.  Not only is Augusta consuming for closure another 10% of the Company’s public float, it is sending a clear message to its current and prospective shareholders; the company is preparing itself for the market to take notice.  Augusta is removing more shares on a percentage basis at 10% than the 5% & 5% that  Spartan & Genworth each removed through their respective NCIB.

The AGM is December 29th

For more information about Augusta and the proposed Spin-Off, watch this interview with Allen Lone on AGORACOM.

5 Essential #Blockchain Predictions That Will Define 2018 $IDK.ca #Blockstation $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:42 AM on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
  • Potential for blockchain technology to bring about widespread change has been predicted since 2011 and the emergence of Bitcoin
  • But it was this year when the concept really started to capture people’s attention
  • Blockchain-focused financial services startups raised $240 million in venture funding during the first half of the year
Bernard Mar , Contributor

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

The potential for blockchain technology to bring about widespread change has been predicted since 2011 and the emergence of Bitcoin. But it was this year when the concept really started to capture people’s attention.

Perhaps spurred on by the meteoric rise in price of Bitcoin – the first tangible example of a blockchain technology – hype grew around encrypted, distributed ledgers in the financial sector.

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Blockchain-focused financial services startups raised $240 million in venture funding during the first half of the year. However, its potential was beginning to be recognized across other sectors and industries.

2018 is likely to see a continuation of this trend of innovation and disruption. Here are the five key ways this is likely to happen.

  1. More use outside of finance

While it’s implications for the financial sector might seem most apparent, any industry or organization in which recording and oversight of transactions is necessary could benefit. In healthcare, IDC Health Insights predicts that 20% of organizations will have moved beyond pilot projects and will have operationalized blockchain by 2020, so 2018 should see significant progress in that direction.

In recruitment and HR, blockchain CVs have been developed which will streamline the selection process by verifying candidates’ qualifications and relevant experience.

Legal work which involves tracking transfer of ownership – for example intellectual property law, or rea estate deeds – will also be made more efficient through implementation of distributed ledgers. Next year we should expect to see inroads by innovators in the legal field making this a reality.

Meanwhile in manufacturing and industry, the Blockchain Research Institute, the founders of which include IBM, Pepsi Co and FedEx, say it expects blockchain to become the “second generation” of the digital revolution following the development of the internet. It has highlighted work by electronics manufacturer Foxconn to use blockchain to track transactions in its supply chain.

  1. Blockchain meets the Internet of Things

Though this sounds like a clash of the buzzwords, serious thinking is going into how these technologies could be made to work together to improve business processes, and day-to-day life.

Security is one reason they are a good fit – blockchain’s encrypted and trustless nature makes it a viable option when it comes to keeping the ever-growing number of connected devices in our homes and offices safe. Research envisages that blockchain compute power that is used to “mine” Bitcoin could be put to use safeguarding our smart homes from a new generation of cyber-burglars looking to break in and steal our data.

Another proposed use is that the cryptocurrencies built on blockchains would prove ideal for automated micro-transactions made between machines. As well as recording machine activity on the ledger for record-keeping and analytical purposes, machines could effectively “pay” each other when smart machines operated by one organization interact and transact with those owned by others. This is likely to be further down the road, but it is likely we will see research and breakthroughs in this area in 2018.

READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/11/22/5-essential-blockchain-predictions-that-will-define-2018/#17b415a37c93

ThreeD Capital $IDK.ca Appoints #Cryptocurrency Evangelist and Trader to Advisory Board #Bitcoin #Ethereum $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:27 AM on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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  • Mr. David Schirmer is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who spends most of his free time researching various topics in the blockchain/cryptocurrency space
  • Sheldon Inwentash, CEO of ThreeD comments, “David brings a vast knowledge of the blockchain/cryptocurrrency space through his research and enthusiasm for the sector.”

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 — ThreeD Capital Inc. (“ThreeD” or the “Company”) (CSE:IDK) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Schirmer to its Advisory Board.

Mr. David Schirmer is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who spends most of his free time researching various topics in the blockchain/cryptocurrency space. He started his career in Tax Consulting at Deloitte before moving into the manufacturing industry with Saint Gobain (SGC) as a financial analyst and financial services manager. While at Saint Gobain, Mr. Schirmer was introduced to lean methodology. These principles help to methodically determine the value of various processes and outputs.

After a decade at SGC and lean manufacturing, Mr. Schirmer founded Nabu Consulting to apply those principles to startups using the lean methodology.  He began working with a blockchain-related project, which led him to analyzing every cryptocurrency that launched over the past two years. When it comes to analyzing the various cryptocurrency options available, Mr. Schirmer focuses on the fundamentals of the currency, rather than putting greater weight in the technical analysis. As such, Mr. Schirmer brings a detailed and analytical mindset to ThreeD’s blockchain/cryptocurrency advisory board.

Sheldon Inwentash, CEO of ThreeD comments, “David brings a vast knowledge of the blockchain/cryptocurrrency space through his research and enthusiasm for the sector.”

“It is a pleasure to join ThreeD Capital as an Advisor. I look forward in working with Sheldon and his Advisory Board in the amazing projects we can accomplish together,” stated David Schirmer.

About ThreeD Capital Inc.

ThreeD is a publicly-traded Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on opportunistic investments in companies in the junior resources, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain sectors.

ThreeD seeks to invest in early stage, promising companies where it may be the lead investor and can additionally provide investees with advisory services, mentoring and access to the Company’s network in order to earn increases to the Company’s equity stake.

For further information:
Gerry Feldman, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Feldman@threedcap.com
Phone: 416-606-7655

Tartisan Resources $TTC.ca Announces Closing of Private Placement of 2 Million Units at 15 Cents per Unit $LPK.ca $GOLD.ca $ORO.ca $LRA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:34 PM on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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  • Tartisan Resources Corp. is raising $CDN 300,000 via a non-brokered private-placement of 2,000,000 units at CDN $0.15 cents per unit with a full warrant at CDN $0.25 cents, expiring eighteen months from date of closing of this offering.
  • The placement closed today

Tartisan Resources Corp. Announces Closing of Private Placement of 2 Million Units at 15 Cents per Unit

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Toronto, Ontario (FSCwire)Tartisan Resources Corp. (CSE: TTC) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a Private Placement of two million units at 15 cents per unit.

Private Placement

Tartisan Resources Corp. is raising $CDN 300,000 via a non-brokered private-placement of 2,000,000 units at CDN $0.15 cents per unit with a full warrant at CDN $0.25 cents, expiring eighteen months from date of closing of this offering. The placement closed today.

The net proceeds from this offering will be used for general working capital purposes.

Tartisan Resources Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TTC). Currently, there are 74,892,443 shares outstanding (90,145,827 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 (mark@tartisanresources.com). Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisanresources.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release)
To view this press release as a PDF file, click onto the following link:
public://news_release_pdf/Tartisan11212017_0.pdf

FEATURE: $GGX.ca Privately Held Golden Triangle Syndicate a Hidden Asset for Shareholder Appreciation $TUE.ca $MTB.ca $GTT.ca

Posted by Er at 2:01 PM on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

 

GGX Gold – Pioneering B.C.’s Golden Triangle

 

GGX’s ownership in privately held Golden Triangle Syndicate may be the company’s best asset for shareholder appreciation

  • Owns 9% of Private Syndicate that is focused on project generation
  • Private Syndicate holds properties within B.C.’s famed Golden Triangle
  • GGX early to recognize massive exploration potential of the Golden Triangle area
  • Controls private projects with means to monetize when appropriate to shareholders.
  • Very tight share structure with 27M S/O and a 3.6$m M/C

 

 

Golden Triangle Syndicate Properties of Interest

 

  • Golddigger
  • Bingo
  • Monster
  • Giant
  • Goldengate
  • Goldridge
  • Motherlode
  • Bullion

 

 

To access more information on GGX Gold’s 9% interest, please click here: Private Syndicate

‘New normal’ of geopolitical risk likely to boost #gold prices in coming years, Citi $C forecasts $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:09 PM on Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • The geopolitical case for gold investment has been emboldened in recent months and it seems as strong today than at any point over the last four decades, Citi analysts said
  • Investors tend to move into safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen in times of geopolitical turmoil
  • Elections and political votes, military attacks and macroeconomic crises were recognized by Citi as some of the key geopolitical events likely to influence investment into gold

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Gold prices are likely to be buoyed by the “new normal” of elevated geopolitical tensions over the coming years, Citi analysts said Monday.

The geopolitical case for gold investment has been emboldened in recent months and it seems as strong today than at any point over the last four decades, Citi analysts said. As a result, gold prices were forecast to “push north of $1,400 per ounce for sustained periods” through to 2020.

Elections and political votes, military attacks and macroeconomic crises were recognized by Citi as some of the key geopolitical events likely to influence investment into gold. And while analysts said there was not a consistent pattern for gold price performance amid such times of global uncertainty, prices were seen to have rallied more frequently during these periods.

Investors tend to move into safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen in times of geopolitical turmoil as traditional assets such as stocks and bonds are often perceived as a more volatile investment.

‘Huge downside risk’

“Event-driven bids for gold seem to be occurring more frequently and may be the new normal… In short, even as the rates and forex channel dominate the outlook for gold pricing, the yellow metal is increasingly being used by investors as a policy and tail risk hedge,” Citi said.

Citi projected gold prices are on track to notch levels of $1,270 per ounce by the end of 2018, before climbing to around $1,350 per ounce and $1,370 per ounce over the next two calendar years.

“Philosophically everyone wants gold, it should always be safe but there is huge downside risk,” Nandini Ramakrishnan, global markets strategist at JPMorgan, told CNBC Monday.

Ramakrishnan said gold prices had witnessed “massive moves akin to the equity market,” before adding that investors should treat the commodity with caution.

Gold is highly sensitive to U.S. interest rate hikes, as such moves increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion, while supporting the dollar — in which the commodity is priced.

Spot gold edged 0.2 percent lower to $1,290 per ounce on Monday morning. The yellow metal is up 12 percent since the start of the year.

Sam MeredithDigital Reporter, CNBC.com
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/new-normal-of-geopolitical-risk-likely-to-boost-gold-prices-in-coming-years-citi-forecasts.html

#Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: ‘We Know the Thing Works Now’ $IDK.ca #Blockstation $HIVE.ca $CODE.ca $BLOC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:27 AM on Monday, November 20th, 2017

By: Matthew Leising

November 20, 2017, 5:00 AM EST
  • Test of tracking equity swaps with blockchain deemed a success
  • Firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan did a six-month trial

The program, managed by blockchain startup Axoni, kept track of the swaps contracts after they were executed, recording things like amendments or termination of the deals, stock splits and dividends, and achieved a “100 percent success rate,” Axoni said in a statement Monday. Other participants include the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Citigroup Inc., BNP Paribas SA and Credit Suisse Group AG.

“We’re on a path to take this forward,” Axoni Chief Executive Officer Greg Schvey said in an interview. “We know the thing works now.”

Blockchain software has captivated Wall Street because it could vastly reduce the cost of back-office operations and speed up trade clearing and settlement times. Banks have to set aside capital while they wait for transactions to be settled, so billions of dollars could be freed up for other uses if trade times go down to minutes from days or even weeks.

Axoni is far from alone in offering banks the ability to experiment with blockchain. Its competitors include Digital Asset Holdings, Symbiont, R3 and Chain.

Read More: All About Bitcoin, Blockchain and Their Crypto World

A blockchain system for equity swaps works to speed transaction times because the banks and asset managers all become members of a network that shares a so-called distributed ledger. Each member has an up-to-date copy of the ledger, so when payments need to go from one participant to another they can be processed almost in real time.

“Fewer valuation disputes, less reconciliation and real-time access to data would benefit all of the industry,” Adam Herrmann, global head of prime finance at Citigroup, said in the statement.

Smart Contracts

The program was all done in a test environment with no real trades being processed by Axoni’s AxCore blockchain software. No money changed hands either; the plan is that current systems like Fedwire or Swift will be used if the program goes live, Schvey said. He declined to say when blockchain for the equity swaps market will be done for real.

A similar test to move parts of the credit-default swap market onto a blockchain for post-trade processing uses the same system as in the equity-swaps model, Schvey said. AxCore uses smart contracts, the heart of the ethereum blockchain network, with a few tweaks.

“It looks and feels a lot like ethereum, but with a lot of differences,” such as changes to enhance scalability, privacy and security, Schvey said.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-20/blockchain-gets-a-wall-street-win-we-know-the-thing-works-now