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The Ties That Bind GameStop $GME To PlantX Life $VEGA.ca $PLTXF $VERY.ca $MEAT.ca $EATS.ca $VEGN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

As many of you have been watching the astounding rise of GameStop (GME:NASDAQ) it’s hard not to take notice of a company whose stock has had a 52-week low of $2.57 to a recent high of $380.

You may ask what a Fortune 500 company and a digital-first omni-channel retailer who offers games and entertainment products in its over 5,000 stores and comprehensive e-commerce properties across 10 countries has in common with PlantX Life Inc. (the “Company” or “PlantX”) (VEGA:CSE) (PLTXF:OTC) an online/ brick and mortar one-stop-shop for everything plant-based has in common…

It’s simple. Ryan Cohen, GameStop (GME:NASDAQ) inside shareholder, Board Member and… Sean Dollinger, founder of PlantX Life (VEGA:CSE) (PLTXF:OTC).  The relationship runs deep. Ryan Cohen and Sean Dollinger were 50/50 partners on 3 .coms. After the three websites, Cohen went on to start Chewy.com and Dollinger went on to start Namaste Technologies. Cohen exited Chewy.com with a highly publicized sale to (Petsmart (PETM: NASDAQ), Dollinger brought Namaste Technologies to a $1.2B market cap. 

In August of 2020, Ryan Cohen stepped into GameStop (GME:NASDAQ), took a sizable position in the company (~12%) and obtained 3 board seats. The stock instantly attracted a cult-like following. As a result, the company’s shares went from $4 to over $380.

Sean Dollinger founded PlantX in December 2019. As of April 2020 the Company had no revenue to speak of. Fast forward 8 months to December 2020 and PlantX Life (VEGA:CSE) (PLTXF:OTC) generated gross monthly revenue of over $1M for the month. It’s interesting to point out that Cohen and Dollinger have very similar prowess especially within the e-commerce space. After-all, they learned everything about e-commerce together, and then went on their own paths to both build billion dollar e-commerce companies using the strategies they learned together.

PlantX Life (VEGA:CSE) (PLTXF:OTC) maintains a first mover advantage as the first (known) public company fully focused on the plant-based e-commerce space.   The Company exhibits strong fundamentals with cash on balance sheet, no debt, low CapEx requirements and diverse revenue streams. The Company operates in three high-growth industries – the plant-based, e-commerce/technology and consumer-packaged goods sectors. PlantX continues strides for global reach with their intent to list on Nasdaq,  evidence of the company’s commitment to investor accessibility and corporate growth.

Source: https://agoracom.com/ir/PlantX/forums/discussion/topics/754060-the-ties-that-bind-gamestop-to-plantx-life/messages/2300611#message

Mountain Valley MD $MVMD.ca Proceeding With COVID-19 Clearance Trial in Level 4 Biohazard Facility $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:11 AM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
  • Lab study to demonstrate solubility technology applied to the Ivermectin drug can be applied as a broad therapeutic to immediately treat COVID-19
  • Commencing lab trial in late February 2021, with results anticipated in April 2021.

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) is pleased to announce it has executed an agreement to conduct its Bio Safety Level 4 (“BSL-4”) lab study of COVID-19 viral clearance in transgenic mice designed to prove the superiority of the Company’s solubilized Ivermectin technology versus commercially available oral form in speed and efficacy of viral clearance.  The agreement was signed January 26, 2021.

“This is a very significant project for MVMD and it will clearly demonstrate how our solubility technology applied to the Ivermectin drug can be applied as a broad therapeutic to immediately treat COVID-19, as well as its role in stopping the deadly spread of future pandemics that are certain to follow,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD.  “Quicksol™ allows us to imagine a world’s first as an injectable Ivermectin format for emergency front line usage as well as a rapid dissolve tablet that is administered for prevention like vitamin C around the world.”

There are less than thirty BSL-4 facilities in the world capable of performing this study and it is not unusual for projects to take up to three years to schedule.  The Company was able to demonstrate the significance of its patented solubilized Ivermectin technology through its presentation of the superior pharmacokinetic data documented from two previously completed pre-clinical trials and was granted approval by the BSL-4 facility to commence this trial in late February 2021.  The study results are anticipated in April 2021.

This study will be the first of its kind ever conducted with human grade solubilized Ivermectin anywhere in the world and its design was led by the Company’s key scientific advisor, Dr. John Clements.  Dr. Clements is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine and has over 35 years of experience in vaccine, immunology and infectious diseases research and development, with a distinguished scientific career focused on developing and evaluating vaccines for a wide range of infectious diseases globally.

Read More: https://agoracom.com/ir/MountainValleyMD/forums/discussion/topics/754031-mountain-valley-md-proceeding-with-covid-19-clearance-trial-in-level-4-biohazard-facility/messages/2300498#message

Tajiri Resources $TAJ.ca Updates K4-K5 Prospect, Reo Project, Burkina Faso $GXS.ca $EDV.ca $IMG.ca $GUY.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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  • Commenced an infill auger drilling program at K4-K5 to tighten the historic auger sampling pattern
  • Grid decreased to 200 x 50m in order to better constrain individual gold zones

Tajiri Resources Corp. (the “Company”) (TSXV: TAJ) is pleased to provide an update to the ongoing exploration work at the Company’s 100% owned Reo Gold Property, Burkina Faso, West Africa.

After completing initial drilling of the Morley prospect where numerous hits were reported including hole MRTC0022’s 11 metres of  8.6 g/t Au including 3 metres at 30.9 g/t Au from 20 metres; the Company began power auger drilling and trenching at the K4-K5 Prospect, where historic wide spaced drill lines returned significant mineralised intersections including: 18m @ 2.5g/t;  44m @ 1.5g/t, 12m @ 5.0g/t, 4m @ 16.2g/t;  36m @ 1.3g/t, 16m @ 2.7g/t, 20m @ 1.7g/t 18m @ 2.5g/t,  20m @ 1.7g/t, 18m @ 1.6g/t 12m @ 4.1g/t.  RC: 13m @ 2.2g/t, 6m @ 2.7g/t, 16m @ 2.0g/t, 10m @ 3.5g/t; 3m @ 11.5g/t, 2m @ 16.8g/t, over an area of 3 x 4km from within a larger area of gold in saprolite anomalism of approximately 9 x 4 km (see Figure 1).

Due to the massive scale of the prospect and previous wide spaced sampling programmes Tajiri commenced an infill auger drilling program at K4-K5 to tighten the historic auger sampling pattern from a 400 x 100m grid to a 200 x 50m grid in order to better constrain individual gold zones within the broad gold in saprolite anomaly and to also investigate individual larger areas of artisanal workings on 100 x 25m to 25 x 25m grid spacings on an east west grid. Because artisanal workings have largely not been sampled or drilled to date and because they potentially overly areas of significant gold mineralisation it was considered important to sample these areas and determine orientation of mineralisation prior to commencing more expensive RC / diamond drilling programs. 

Read More: https://agoracom.com/ir/TajiriResources/forums/discussion/topics/753983-tajiri-resorces-updates-k4-k5-prospect-reo-project-burkina-faso/messages/2300356#message

Marble Financial $MRBL.ca $MRBLF Announces Technology Partnership with VoPay International $MOS.ca $MOGO.ca $CTZ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 2:23 PM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

  • VoPay’s payment tech platform gives Marble‘s customers an ideal solution to easily and rapidly incorporate EFT payments
  • simplifies the process for providing a single API integration to banking providers
  • Allows Marble to improve customer retention and reduce costs

Vancouver, B.C.  January 26, 2021 – Marble Financial Inc. (CSE:MRBL ); ( OTC:MRBLF); (CNSX:MRBL.CN); (“Marble” or the “Company”) a financial technology company that empowers Canadians’ toward a positive financial future, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with VoPay International Inc. (“VoPay”) to deliver its open banking payments solution with coverage for thousands of new and existing MyMarble customers.

This partnership which enables new payment options to consumers, simplifies the process for providing a single API integration to banking providers.

VoPay’s payment technology platform now provides Marble an ideal solution to enable customers to easily and rapidly incorporate electronic funds transfer (“EFT”) payments into their financial technology solutions. With VoPay’s integrated single payment API, Marble is able to improve customer retention and reduce costs, which results in rapidly expanded and streamlined payment options for MyMarble users and for the Company to expand its top-end revenue channels.

According to Payments Canada Methods and Trends (CPMT) 2020 report, EFT payments have increased and represent 61% of the total remote payments volume. This presents a growing preferred payment method by Canadians, something Marble has not been able to offer in the past.

“We are very excited about partnering with VoPay to add a new payment option to Marble’s growing customer base and revenue streams,” said Karim Nanji, CEO Marble. “VoPay is a leader in payment processing with a world-class product when it comes to speed and efficiency. Our partnership with VoPay will position Marble to support rapid growth, and together we can further support Canadians that do not have access to credit as a payment option.”

Read more: https://agoracom.com/ir/MarbleFinancial/forums/discussion/topics/753981-marble-financial-announces-technology-partnership-with-vopay-international/messages/2300351#message

AGORACOM Small Cap 60: Affinity Metals $AFF.ca Drilling Carscallen Extension Adjoining Melkior/Kirkland Lake Gold JV $OSK.ca $RKR.ca $MKR.ca $SII.ca $KL.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:13 PM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Affinity Metals (AFF : TSXV) discusses rational for recently acquired Carscallen Extension property. The Carscallen Extension immediately adjoins the Melkior/Kirkland Lake Gold JV Carscallen Project located approximately 6 km west of Pan American Silver’s West Timmins Mine and approximately 25 KM West of Timmins.

Affinity announced the commencement of drilling on trend with the projected extension of the Shenkman-ZamZam gold system which has been the focus of the Melkior/Kirkland Lake Gold JV.

St. Georges Eco $SX.ca $SXOOF Altair Provides Update on Lithium Extraction and Battery Recycling Technology $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:43 AM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
  • The two companies to jointly develop a patentable industrial scale process for Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling.

Altair International Corp. (the “Company” or “Altair”) (OTC: ATAO) is pleased to provide an update on its previously announced partnership with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (“St-Georges”) a Canadian public company engaged in the development of new Lithium extraction technologies.

On December 1, 2020 the two companies entered into a Binding agreement that would allow Altair access to St-Georges’ patent-pending Lithium processing technology for Altair’s Nevada based Stonewall project and most importantly bring together the two companies to jointly develop a patentable industrial scale process for Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling.

As the global Electric Vehicle (EV) market heats up over the coming decade, the demand for battery metals is expected to outpace current production. Even with increased energy density and charge cycles, Lithium based batteries for EVs, laptops, phones and other mobile devices will create cumulative waste challenges both in the environmental footprint of production and end-of-life LIB disposal.

Altair and St-Georges recognize that new optimized recycling technologies will offer valuable solutions to both a waste-management and battery metal supply. Selective, economic and responsible metal extraction of spent LIBs will be an integral part of the multi-billion dollar green economy and play a crucial part in the future of EV dominance of the automotive sector.

Read More: https://agoracom.com/ir/St-GeorgesEco-Mining/forums/discussion/topics/753930-st-georges-eco-altair-provides-update-on-lithium-extraction-and-battery-recycling-technology/messages/2300224#message

AI/ML’s $AIML.ca $FIRZF Health Gauge announces successful Proof of Concept deployment and findings for study funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $ADK.ca $PFM.ca $DM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:09 AM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
  • Subsidiary, Health Gauge, successfully displayed its proof-of-concept deployment in a study funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, further validating its technology.
  • Health Gauge was invited in 2019 to participate, as the sole technology provider, in a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative with ICDDR , B (the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research of Bangladesh) on a research project to study ways to reduce pregnancy complications and mortality, by making healthcare more accessible using wearable solutions.

January 20, 2021 – AI/ML Innovations Inc. (CNSX :AIML.CN ) (OTC:FIRZF) , a company focused on acquiring and furthering Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies that address urgent societal needs, announces that its subsidiary, Health Gauge, successfully displayed its proof-of-concept deployment in a study funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, further validating its technology. Health Gauge was invited in 2019 to participate, as the sole technology provider, in a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative with ICDDR , B (the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research of Bangladesh) on a research project to study ways to reduce pregnancy complications and mortality, by making healthcare more accessible using wearable solutions. Health Gauge was invited to participate in this study as a result of ICDDR,B’s learning of Health Gauge’s break-through solution in digital pulse and ECG analysis, using simple, affordable, and quality digital signal capture.  For this study, Health Gauge’s personal health monitoring solution, including its wearable device, smart phone app, and AI-driven cloud processing platform was used, in conjunction with the support of community-based health service providers.

Conclusion

Studies such as this validate the proof-of-concept of Health Gauge’s products, and show the vast and varied commercial opportunities available within Health Gauge’s bespoke business model. It speaks to the merits and importance of how Health Gauge’s latest generation solutions can help solve important community health problems, in affordable ways, while readily fitting into existing managed care programs – anywhere. Physicians, other healthcare professionals, and individuals can apply and adapt the Health Gauge solution to a number of different health conditions and settings for personal health monitoring and management – showing the larger value of Health Gauge’s device and applications.

Blood pressure related pregnancy maladies are of concern globally, and a leading cause of death amongst pregnant women. Health Gauge’s products have both the ability and opportunity to capitalize on this critical women’s health issue, while providing an invaluable service that has a direct impact on health outcomes.

Background

The study, which commenced in 2019, focused on serving pregnant women who were at risk of developing eclampsia, a hypertension-related significant health risk. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are extremely dangerous to both the mother and child, and are in fact one of the three leading causes of maternal death worldwide. While hypertension complicates 10% of all pregnancies and is responsible for 14% for all maternal deaths globally, in the developing world it is of even greater concern where mortality rates can be as high as 20%.

Read More: https://agoracom.com/ir/AIMLInnovations/forums/discussion/topics/753924-ai-ml-s-health-gauge-announces-successful-proof-of-concept-deployment-and-findings-for-study-funded-by-the-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation/messages/2300216#message

AGORACOM Welcomes Marble Financial $MRBL.ca $MRBLF A #Fintech Company Utilizing the Power of #AI, Data Science and Machine Learning to Help Canadians Build and Manage Credit to Improve Their Financial Wellness $MOS.ca $MOGO.ca $CTZ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 11:33 AM on Monday, January 25th, 2021

(MRBL: CSE) (MRBLF: OTC) (2V0: FSE)

www.mymarble.ca

Why Marble?

  • Revolutionary fintech company utilizing the power of AI technology to help Canadians manage debt, build credit and budget.
  • Provides users:
    • Expert budgeting insights
    • Consumer proposal-exiting guidance
    • AI-powered credit boosting intelligence
    • Financial literacy
  • Robust B2B and B2C offerings.
  • A trusted fintech provider for businesses to maximize their customers credit profile.
  • Servicing a previously underserved subprime Canadian market
  • Strong Insiders/Management Ownership: 35%

What Exactly Does Marble Do?

‘MyMarble’ offers very specific, personalized financial recommendations about when to pay bills, how to prioritize debt management decisions and offers, tracks and highlights personalized data insights.

‘MyMarble’ through its suite of products offers innovative structured credit product solutions:

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The MyMarble Ecosystem obtains leads from a number of tier one Canadian fintech companies which are funnelled accordingly due to a detailed needs analysis.

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Did You Know 12 Million Canadians Are Below A Prime Credit Rating? credit

According to MNP (October 2020) , almost 50% of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque and based on statistics from Statistics Canada’s Household Sector Credit Market Summary (June 2020), for every dollar of disposable income, Canadians carry a $1.77 of debt.  Additionally, Canada is a credit-based economy and financial literacy and good credit score is a major determinant to Financial Inclusion.

What Problem Does That Pose To Individuals Seeking Credit?

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The Marble Model

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How Marble Acquires and Converts Customers

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Benefits of This World Class, AI-Powered Platform:

  • Expert AI Insights and Real-Time Recommendations
    • Comprehensive monthly reporting provides expert insights to guide the best course of action to manage budgets effectively
  • Data-Driven Credit Score Improvement Solution
    • Marble’s Score-Up AI insights suggests steps which will make the biggest positive impact on credit scores using industry-leading monitoring and point deduction technology. 
    • In a recent Personal Finance Sentiments Survey conducted by Marble, approximately 70% of the respondents commented that they were embarrassed by their credit score, proving a willingness to improve their credit to an acceptable mainstream banking level.
    • In addition, a similar number of the same respondents identified having over $100 in disposable income each month, confirming Score-Up Lite’s affordability to people that could benefit from it. 
  • Specialist Curated Financial Literacy Platform
    • The company’s Maestro Financial Literacy education platform has been designed and developed by personal finance experts with decades of experience within the industry. 
  • Sustainable Consumer Proposal Exit solution
    • One of the only companies in Canada that specializes in exiting consumer proposals in a safe, fair and ethical way.

What Does The Company’s Financial Future Look Like?

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General Rick Hillier, Former Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff, to Lead KWESST $KWE.ca International Advisory Council $WRTC $BYRN.ca $PAT.ca $POWW

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:50 AM on Monday, January 25th, 2021
  • General (Retired) Rick Hillier will lead KWESST’s new International Advisory Council, which will provide guidance to the Company on its strategic build-out on a global scale.
  • General Hillier served as Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff (“CDS”) CDS from February 4, 2005, to July 1, 2008.
  • He is noted for “getting stuff done” and was instrumental in securing additional funding and modernized equipment for the Canadian military in support of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
  • In November 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford appointed General Hillier to oversee the province’s vaccination task-force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ottawa, Ontario–(January 25, 2021) – KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (“KWESST” or “the Company”) today announced that Canadian General (Retired) Rick Hillier will lead KWESST’s new International Advisory Council, which will provide guidance to the Company on its strategic build-out on a global scale. 

General Hillier served as Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff (“CDS”) CDS from February 4, 2005, to July 1, 2008. He is noted for “getting stuff done” and was instrumental in securing additional funding and modernized equipment for the Canadian military in support of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. In November 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford appointed General Hillier to oversee the province’s vaccination task-force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

KWESST Executive Chairman, David Luxton, commented that, “We are delighted and honoured that General Hillier, one of Canada’s most revered and universally respected Chiefs of Defence Staffs, has accepted this lead advisory role at KWESST, and we look forward to his wise counsel.”

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Peak $PKK.ca $PKKFF Records First Transactions Related to Agreement with Packaged Foods Distributor “BJM” $MOS.ca $MOGO.ca CTZ.ca $TRAD.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:09 AM on Monday, January 25th, 2021
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  • Recorded the first series of transactions related to the Company’s agreement with packaged foods wholesale distributor Beijing Jingying Corporate Management Ltd. (“BJM”).
  • The agreement between Peak and BJM was announced in November 2020 and ties into a program whereby Peak’s Lending Hub platform is to bring financing solution to product distributors and their client. BJM, which has more than 250,000 retail clients, was the second distributor to sign on to the program.
  • During the first two weeks of January 2021, credit totalling 4M RMB (about CAD$785,000) was extended to almost 900 BJM clients to help them acquire supplies from BJM, mostly RELX brand e-cigarettes, for which BJM is the exclusive distributor to PetroChina convenience stores.
  • Peak earned service fees amounting to 240,000 RMB (about CAD$47,000) related to the transactions.

Montreal, Quebec–(January 25, 2021) – Peak Fintech Group Inc. (CSE: PKK) (OTCQX: PKKFF) (“Peak” or the “Company”), an innovative Fintech service provider to the Chinese commercial lending sector, today announced that it recorded the first series of transactions related to the Company’s agreement with packaged foods wholesale distributor Beijing Jingying Corporate Management Ltd. (“BJM”).

The agreement between Peak and BJM was announced in November 2020 and ties into a program whereby Peak’s Lending Hub platform is to bring financing solution to product distributors and their client. BJM, which has more than 250,000 retail clients, was the second distributor to sign on to the program. During the first two weeks of January 2021, credit totalling 4M RMB (about CAD$785,000) was extended to almost 900 BJM clients to help them acquire supplies from BJM, mostly RELX brand e-cigarettes, for which BJM is the exclusive distributor to PetroChina convenience stores. Peak earned service fees amounting to 240,000 RMB (about CAD$47,000) related to the transactions.

Read more: https://agoracom.com/ir/PeakFintechGroup/forums/discussion/topics/753840-peak-records-first-transactions-related-to-agreement-with-packaged-foods-distributor-bjm/messages/2300009#message