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American Creek $AMK.ca Reports High-Grade #Gold and #Silver on GR2/HC Zone – up to 4.89 G/T Gold for 9.7 M and 1,118 G/T Silver for 2.85 M – at Treaty Creek Project $SEA $SA $SKE.ca $TUD.ca $PVG

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:58 AM on Monday, December 11th, 2017

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  • Reports High-Grade Gold and Silver on GR2/HC Zone
  • Up to 4.89 G/T Gold for 9.7 M and 1,118 G/T Silver for 2.85 M
  • Treaty Creek Project is situated immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM property and near Pretium’s Valley of the Kings Mine

American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: AMK) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to report on Tudor Gold’s (“Tudor”) final results for the 2017 exploration season from the GR2/HC Zone of the Treaty Creek Project. The Treaty Creek Project is situated immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM property and near Pretium’s Valley of the Kings Mine, both of which are situated in BC’s Golden Triangle along the Sulphurets and Brucejack fault systems that continue northward into the Treaty Creek property.

The HC extension of the GR2 Zone was discovered during the 2017 exploration program and carries high-grade gold, silver and base metal mineralization. The HC drill program augmented the previous drill holes in the zone and consisted of 17 drill holes totaling 5,401 meters in 2017. The program was designed with a maximum of 50 metre step-outs in the mineralized zone to prepare for a preliminary resource estimate.

The GR2/HC zone appears to be a gold-rich VHMS deposit in which the feeder vein system and the stratabound lenses have been intersected. A later Ag-(Pb-Zn-Sb-Cu) vein system was also found reactivating some of the previous structures in the same area where the HC extension is located. These veins are late in the formation and are hosted in the volcaniclastic sequence or in the younger Jurassic Hazelton sequence, crosscutting (and reactivating) previous HC related feeder vein system and HC stratabound lenses. The RR Ag-base metal vein holes are collared 800m north of the HC zone, following the same structure.

Thirty-six drill holes have been drilled to date in the GR2/HC, covering an area approximately 400m along strike and 450m down dip at 50m space increments that show consistent geology and which demonstrate the distribution and continuity of the feeder vein system, the strata-bound zone, and the late silver-base metal vein system. Historical surface sampling carried out by previous operators to both the north and south of the GR2/HC zone indicates that the main mineralized structure potentially extends 3,000m along strike. The mineralized structure remains open to the north and south beyond the existing drill holes, and down dip.

Significant drill results are summarized in the tables below (all distance measurements reported in meters).

*True thickness of all above mineralized intervals still to be determined.
**AuEq calculated assuming Au USD$1,275/oz and Ag USD$16/oz.
Note that only precious metals were reported on.

Darren Blaney, CEO of American Creek stated: “The discovery of the new HC extension is a very welcome bonus to this year’s Treaty Creek drill program. The GR2/HC system appears to have potential to be very extensive, which would add significant value to the adjoining Copper Belle bulk tonnage gold zone, which was the main focus of this year’s drill program. A large polymetallic zone with high grade gold and silver would be a most welcome addition to the project.”

2017 drill results from the Copper Belle gold zone at Treaty Creek are still pending and will be reported on once received.

Background on the Treaty Creek Project

Tudor conducted a major drill program (approximately 20,000 metres) on the Treaty Creek property this summer with the objective of defining a gold resource on the Copper Belle zone.

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, Teuton Resources Corp., and American Creek. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% carried interests in the property (fully carried until a production notice is given).

A summary of the Treaty Creek Project can be viewed here:

http://www.americancreek.com/images/pdf/Treaty_Creek_Joint_Venture_Project.pdf

Electrum Project Road Completion

The Corporation also reports that Tudor Gold recently completed construction of an access road extension on the Electrum Project connecting the existing Granduc Haul Road to the New Blast/Shiny Cliff high grade gold and silver zones which are the focus of a planned 10,000 ton bulk sample.

In Tudor’s recent news release, Walter Storm, President and CEO stated, “We are very pleased to have completed this access road, which will now allow us to proceed with a 10,000 ton bulk sample of this high grade gold/silver mineralized zone, subject to receipt of permits. A bulk sample in combination with past drill results will further our geological understanding and unlock value of this high grade mineralized system.”

Background on the Electrum Property

The Electrum property is a 60:40 joint venture between Tudor Gold (as operator) and American Creek. It is located between the past producing Silbak-Premier gold mine and British Columbia’s newest gold mine, Pretium’s Valley of the Kings – recently commissioned at a cost of $1 Billion dollars and hosting proven and probable reserves of 8.1 million ounces of gold (see www.pretivm.com). Within this rich portion of BC’s Golden Triangle are several other past producing mines as well as numerous new projects undergoing exploration.

About American Creek

American Creek holds a strong portfolio of gold and silver properties in British Columbia. The portfolio includes three Golden Triangle gold/silver properties; the Treaty Creek and Electrum joint ventures with Walter Storm/Tudor as well as the recently acquired 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, and Glitter King.

For further information please contact Kelvin Burton at: Phone: 403 752-4040 or Email: info@americancreek.com. Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171211005362/en/

American Creek Resources Ltd.
Kelvin Burton, 403-752-4040
info@americancreek.com

Apple $AAPL Patent Filing Hints at #Blockchain Use #Bitcoin #Blockstation #ThreeD $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:03 AM on Friday, December 8th, 2017
 
  • A new patent application from U.S. electronics giant Apple points to the potential use of blockchain within a prospective system for creating and verifying timestamps
  • Apple details a program able to certify timestamps by combining aspects of blockchain technology with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) tools.
Dec 7, 2017 at 17:35 UTC

A new patent application from U.S. electronics giant Apple points to the potential use of blockchain within a prospective system for creating and verifying timestamps.

In an application released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple details a program able to certify timestamps by combining aspects of blockchain technology with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) tools.

The use case in question involves tying a piece of information to a particular transaction on a blockchain, establishing the state of that data at a particular point in time. Should that information be changed, additional transactions can be created that detail changes to the data.

Apple’s application describes three possible methods for establishing timestamps, with one of these scenarios centering around a blockchain platform.

The program would generate a block containing a timestamp, with every subsequent block being added as miners verify each transaction conducted on the chain. This system is part of what Apple is calling a “multi-check architecture,” meaning that another system would confirm the timestamp after the block is generated but before it is added to the chain.

According to the application, Apple would consider using a blockchain due to the decentralized security features it offers.

As the document notes:

“If any party attempts to alter a node some time earlier in the blockchain, each hash puzzle solution for block subsequent to the altered block becomes broken or incorrect. Each participant can see that such a broken blockchain does not agree with their own copy of the blockchain. The broken blockchain is thus not recognized by the nodes.”

The benefit of using a decentralized ledger to store timestamps is two-fold, according to the application. Not only can the proper time be maintained permanently, it states, but the network is also protected from corruption if a single node is compromised by malicious actors.

Image Credit: View Apart / Shutterstock.com

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/apple-patent-filing-hints-blockchain-timestamp-use/

 

INTERVIEW: Namaste $N.ca Continues Hitting Milestones Faster Than Any Other Small Cap Company We Know, WATCH NOW! $ATT.ca $ABCN.ca $ACG.ca $ACB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:57 AM on Friday, December 8th, 2017

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We have never interviewed a client more than we’ve interviewed Namaste Technologies – and with good reason. The Company just continues to hit milestones faster than any other small cap company we know.

This can be attributed to the fact Namaste has evolved into a tech powerhouse within the medical cannabis delivery systems industry – GLOBALLY. More than just lip service, the company’s e-commerce sites are operating in 26 countries and all of them will soon be powered by Artificial Intelligence. Namaste also has 5 distribution hubs located around the world, making them the world’s largest E-Commerce B2C vaporizer company.

Does that story sound familiar? Because to us it sounds a whole lot like the beginnings of Amazon. Namaste was founded in a garage and focused on just one product. Today, it spans the globe and growing like wildfire through acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships because EVERYONE wants to work with Namaste. Namaste is on it’s way to “Amazoning” the entire industry – and they have the Amazon blue print to follow.

The Company’s latest milestone? Surpassing $2M in monthly revenue. It’s a major one and puts Namaste into rarified air. It’s sequential 69% growth and annual 146% growth tell us the story is only getting started.

Grab a coffee, strap yourself in and watch President and CEO, Sean Dollinger, show you a glimpse into the future.

#Blockchain stock listings set to explode in Canada: GMP Capital #Blockstation #ThreeD #Bitcoin $HIVE.ca $CODE.ca $BLOC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:11 PM on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

  • A least 50 firms tied to blockchain and cryptocurrencies are set to list on Canadian stock exchanges in the next year, thanks in part to a junior market that’s more comfortable with risk than other parts of the world, the head of securities firm GMP Capital Inc. said.

“The level of activity in this market of quality plays, quality teams is as high as I’ve seen since the internet age,” Harris Fricker, chief executive officer of the Toronto-based firm said in an interview at Bloomberg’s offices. “Canada’s place in this is dramatically more important than what it was in the first phase of the internet.”

Canada is emerging as a hub for bitcoin and cryptocurrency stocks amid “a virtuous circle” of expertise and business, backed by a capital markets ecosystem that supports small companies, particularly on the TSX Venture Exchange, Fricker said. While that system has been geared toward miners and oil and gas companies in the past, the marijuana industry has surged to a market value of more than $17 billion ahead of recreational legalization in July, and at least eight cryptocurrency-related stocks are now trading in Canada.

The University of Waterloo and University of Toronto are “hotbeds” for the crypto industry, Fricker said. Russian-Canadian Vitalik Buterin introduced the world to his ethereum blockchain in 2013, not long after dropping out of the University of Waterloo, near Toronto. It all makes Canada “nicely positioned” to be a leading hub for these technology companies, said Fricker.

Bitcoin surged above US$15,000 on Thursday, extending its advance this month to more than 50 per cent, sparking worries over a bubble in the digital currency. Fricker said that while there’s bound to be volatility in the market he’s not concerned about its long-term viability. “I believe that bitcoin is a rapidly emerging new asset class,” he said. “All bitcoin does is it makes mathematics the central bank governor.”

Closely held firms will likely go public by acquiring existing listed companies rather than initial public offerings, Fricker said. The so-called reverse takeover structure has been used for years in Canada’s resource sector as it allows a public listing without having to file a prospectus with regulators or to woo investors through a stock sale.

All bitcoin does is it makes mathematics the central bank governor

“You have a viable system for listing and getting capital for companies, you are involving accredited investors — there’s no pitching of this to the retired people of Canada — and there’s a proper weighting of risk and opportunity,” said Fricker, a Rhodes scholar who counts Alan Turing, the English mathematician who broke the enigma code during World War II, as one of his heroes.

A reverse takeover was how crypto miner Hive Blockchain Technologies Inc. listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Vancouver-based firm, which is backed by Canadian mining maverick Frank Giustra and counts GMP as one of its investment banks, has soared more than 200 per cent since it began trading Sept. 18. Hive has a market value of about $824 million, making it the nation’s largest blockchain company.

“The reverse takeover structure will prevail for now, until the regulators provide full instruction on where they live on clearing of prospectuses,” Fricker said.

GMP is also helping Hut 8 Mining Corp., a Toronto-based bitcoin miner to join the public markets in January through an RTO. Hut 8, named after the facility where Turing worked to break the enigma code and help defeat the Nazis, has an exclusive partnership with Bitfury Group to acquire and operate bitcoin mining data centers in North America.

GMP Capital has refocused its firm to capitalize on the emerging industry. In September it created a dedicated blockchain team, which comprises eight investment bankers — about a quarter of its current contingent — and two research analysts. The group is led by Fricker, who became attracted to blockchain through his interest in cryptography and Turing. GMP is hosting a blockchain conference in Toronto Thursday.

Fricker said he “easily” sees the industry becoming more than 25 per cent of its investment- banking revenue, though he doesn’t see it eclipsing mining and energy. He draws parallels to the medical pot industry, which started in 2014 with its first public listing of a licensed producer, now known as Canopy Growth.

“The junior exchange, typically, and the independent broker dealers have funded the marijuana space and we now have 10 world-class companies in that space,” he said. “I think Blockchain will be 10 times the size of the medical marijuana space.”

Bloomberg News

Source: http://business.financialpost.com/technology/blockchain-stock-listings-set-to-explode-in-canada-gmp-capital

Monarques Gold $MQR.ca announces a custom milling contract with Nottaway Resources for at least 180,000 tonnes of ore $GDX.ca $MCE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:22 AM on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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  • Announced that it has entered into a custom milling contract with Nottaway Resources Inc to process ore from the Vezza mine at the Camflo mill
  • Contract covers at least 15,000 tonnes of ore per month, for at least 180,000 tonnes in 2018

The Camflo mill will process the ore from the Vezza mine

MONTREAL, Dec. 7, 2017  – MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarques” or the “Corporation”) (TSX.V:MQR) (OTCMKTS:MRQRF) (FRANKFURT:MR7) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a custom milling contract with Nottaway Resources Inc. (“Nottaway”) to process ore from the Vezza mine at the Camflo mill. The contract covers at least 15,000 tonnes of ore per month, for at least 180,000 tonnes in 2018.

“We are delighted to have Nottaway Resources as a new client for 2018,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. “This contract will provide us with stable revenue flow from the Camflo mill in 2018 and fits perfectly with our goal of increasing the profitability of our operations.”

The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Marc-André Lavergne, Eng., the Corporation’s qualified person under National Instrument 43‑101.

ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION

Monarques Gold Corp (TSX-V: MQR) is an emerging gold producer focused on pursuing growth through its large portfolio of high-quality projects in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently owns more than 240 km² of gold properties (see map), including the Beaufor Mine, the Croinor Gold (see video) and Wasamac advanced projects, and the Camflo and Beacon mills, as well as six promising exploration projects. It also offers custom milling services out of its 1,600 tonne-per-day Camflo mill. Monarques enjoys a strong financial position and has more than 150 skilled employees who oversee its operating, development and exploration activities.

Forward-Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarques’ actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE Monarques Gold Corporation

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Appoints Yan Rozum as Chief Technology Officer $ATVI $TTWO $GAME $EPY.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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  • Announced the appointment of Mr. Yan Rozum as Chief Technology Officer
  • Since 2003, Mr. Rozum founded and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Swiss Interactive Software (GmbH) Switzerland

ST. MARY’S, Antigua, Dec. 07, 2017 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCQB:GMBL) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Yan Rozum as Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”).

Since 2003, Mr. Rozum founded and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Swiss Interactive Software (GmbH) Switzerland, a Swiss based iGaming software development company that delivers complex engineered sports wagering and iGaming systems for a roster of clients operating around the globe. Mr. Rozum is a leading authority on Information and Communications Technology, including the design, architecture and delivery of high volume transactional sports and event wagering software platforms, as well as, peer-2-peer exchange wagering systems for real-money online iGaming operators. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Rozum was a Ph.D. candidate at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus. He holds a Diploma of Higher Education in Journalism from the Institute of Modern Knowledge in Minsk, Belarus, as well as, a Diploma from the Swedish Institute of Management in Stockholm, Sweden. Mr. Rozum has been a Director of the Company since March 9, 2015.

Grant Johnson, CEO stated, “We are thrilled that Yan has accepted the appointment as CTO of the Company. Yan’s in-depth sport and event wagering industry knowledge and relationships has been invaluable to the development of our global esports wagering platform.”

Yan Rozum stated, “I am honored to join Esports Entertainment as CTO. During my time as Director of the Company and, more recently, working on development of its esports wagering platform, it has become very clear that I share Grant’s vision of both the esports industry and Esports Entertainment Group.  Accepting the position of CTO is therefore a logical step in the long-term success of the Company.”

This press release is available on our Online Investor Relations Community for shareholders and potential shareholders to ask questions, receive answers and collaborate with management in a fully moderated forum at https://agoracom.com/ir/EsportsEntertainmentGroup

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Initially, Esports Entertainment intends to offer bet exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global esports audience, excluding the US and EU. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds licenses to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis, excluding the US and EU, in Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. The Company maintains offices in Antigua and Curacao. Esports Entertainment common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol GMBL.  For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

 

Contact:

Corporate Finance Inquiries
Stephen Cotugno
Vice President, Corporate Development
steve@esportsentertainmentgroup.com
201-220-5745

Investor Relations Inquiries
AGORACOM
ESPO@agoracom.com
http://agoracom.com/ir/eSportsEntertainmentGroup

Source: GlobeNewswire (December 7, 2017 – 8:00 AM EST)

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Namaste $N.ca Announces November Record Sales of C$2.2M $AERO $CBDS $CGRW $APH.ca $GBLX

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:54 AM on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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  • Record breaking sales for the month of November 2017 of C$2.2M
  • 69% month-on-month increase
  • 146% year-on year increase

VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 07, 2017 — Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N) (OTCQB:NXTTF) (FRANKFURT:M5BQ) is pleased to announce record breaking sales for the month of November 2017, as reported by the Company (including shipping revenues after discounts and refunds) of C$2.2M, equating to a 69% month-on-month increase and a 146% year-on year increase, representing Namaste’s highest month of revenue in the Company’s history. In addition to achieving record breaking sales, the month of November has been transformational for Namaste. The Company’s exponential growth further validates that many initiatives which management has implemented over the past year have been overwhelmingly successful. Namaste has grown and consolidated the cannabis ancillary product industry to become the largest business-to-consumer retailer for vaporizers and smoking products globally. Namaste, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“CannMart”), and through the launch of NamasteMD Inc. (“NamasteMD”), believes that the Company is positioned to become a global leader for medical cannabis sales.

The table below displays a breakdown of Namaste’s gross revenue by sales channel. Total un-audited net revenue as reported by the Company (including shipping revenues after discounts and refunds) were C$2,221,340 in November 2017 compared to C$1,313,653 in October 2017, a 69% increase due to higher revenues from all revenue channels. Year on year revenues increased 146% in November 2017 compared with November 2016. In addition to the overwhelming success of Namaste’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales campaigns, the Company has also seen strong revenue growth in other sales channels.

The table below outlines gross sales of Namaste’s major sites and includes site traffic, conversion rates, total number of orders per site and average online basket price. By comparison, our conversion rates continue to improve month over month and ahead of schedule, which has been attributed to the implementation of our machine learning technology and SEO initiatives. The Company expects to see those trends continue as it collects data and continues to customize the platform to improve efficiencies and achieve growth.

While the Company is pleased with record breaking sales and organic revenue growth, Namaste anticipates seeing further growth once CannMart’s sales license for medical cannabis distribution is obtained and through the launch of NamasteMD. Namaste’s management team believes that once these two initiatives are in place, the Company will play a crucial role in the Canadian medical cannabis industry through online retail sales.

From the outset, management has been focused on creating a seamless customer experience that allows cannabis patients the ability to use Namaste’s platform throughout the entire medicinal cannabis process. Through the Company’s innovative telemedicine application, NamasteMD, patients will not only be able to obtain their medical cannabis documentation but will also have access to highly trained professionals who will consult, educate and support all patients.  NamasteMD and O Cannabis We Stand on Guard for Thee Corporation, which will act as Namaste’s partner for patient acquisitions, will play an integral role in ensuring Namaste’s patients are well cared for. The final link will be achieved through CannMart and will allow Namaste the ability to offer patients a wide range of medical cannabis products.

Management believes that with the infrastructure it has strategically assembled, the Company will become Canada’s leading online retailer for medical cannabis. Namaste has demonstrated its ability to succeed in the niche market of vaporizers, and believe our successes will translate over to medical cannabis products once our sales license is obtained. This will pave the way for Namaste to become a global leader and one of the first and only “One Stop Shops” in the medical cannabis space.

Management Commentary

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: “Namaste’s goal from the outset was to create a platform that provides medicinal cannabis users with all the products and services required to make well-informed decisions. We believe we have achieved that by providing our users with access to highly trained professionals that can help guide them throughout the process and by offering superior products at competitive prices in the market.

Our continued growth in sales proves the e-commerce infrastructure we have created is highly successful and we fully intend on duplicating those successes with regards to medical cannabis products, which we believe represents an even greater opportunity. We believe we now have all the pieces in place to fully exploit the medical cannabis markets in Canada and abroad. In addition to seeing significant growth in sales, management is also pleased to report that the Company has sufficient cash resources to continue its strategic growth plan. Namaste’s management teaming is working towards reducing operating overhead in order to further enhance its positive working capital position.”

About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Namaste is the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally. Namaste distributes vaporizers and smoking accessories through e-commerce sites in 26 countries and with 5 distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, US, Canada and Germany and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Namaste, through its acquisition of Cannmart Inc., a Canadian based late-stage applicant for a medical cannabis distribution license (under the ACMPR Program) is pursuing a new revenue vertical in online retail of medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste intends to leverage its existing database of Canadian medical cannabis consumers, along with its expertise in e-commerce to create an online marketplace for medical cannabis patients, offering a larger variety of product and a better user experience.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Sean Dollinger”
Chief Executive Officer
Direct: +1 (786) 389 9771
Email: info@namastevapes.com

Further information on the Company and its products can be accessed through the links below:
www.namastetechnologies.com
www.namastevaporizers.com
www.namastevaporizers.co.uk
www.everyonedoesit.com
www.everyonedoesit.co.uk

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions, Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

Tetra Bio-Pharma $TBP.ca Opens the Market $AERO $CBDS $CGRW $APH.ca $GBLX

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:31 PM on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

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  • Bernard Fortier, CEO, Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (TBP), joined Tim Babcock, Director, Listed Issuer Services, TSX Venture Exchange, to open the market

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2017 – Bernard Fortier, CEO, Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (TBP), joined Tim Babcock, Director, Listed Issuer Services, TSX Venture Exchange, to open the market. Tetra Bio-Pharma biopharmaceutical company that is engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements. Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. commenced trading on TSX Venture Exchange on August 16, 2017.

SOURCE TMX Group Limited

2018 video trends on the rise #streaming $PEEK.ca $BCOV $AVID $SNAP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:46 PM on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

  • Video content will continue to soar in popularity in 2018,
  • As social media users become even more engaged with video thanks to the increase in engaging, stimulating visual imagery

When it comes to posting content on the internet, you have a lot of options. Not only do more and more platforms support video content, but an increasing number of websites are introducing live streaming features as well. Users can post photographs, videos, and even go live to interact with their friends, family, and followers through social media, and advertisers and entrepreneurs are increasingly invested in finding new and innovative ways to reach audiences through these channels. Across all social media platforms, in a wide variety of industries, among a large and diverse audience, video and live streaming services are gaining popularity; regardless of your reason for tapping into the power of social media, there are some video trends developing, and you should be watching them rise!

360 degree and shoppable videos

Another interesting video trend already on the rise is 360 video, which allows the viewer to control their perspective while watching the content, like a first-person perspective video game. And while virtual reality presents some really exciting potential, you don’t even need a headset to create or engage with 360 video content; these videos are easily played on smartphones and are frequently used for advertising. Thanks to the immersive nature of the technology, 360 video content catches more views, shares, and subscribers than standard video content.

As 360 video and virtual reality merge, 2018 will also see a surge in shoppable video content. Brands like Birchbox and GoPro are already testing shoppable video layers, in which users are able to swipe-to-buy after viewing an Instagram or Snap video advertisement. This allows brands to turn social video views into direct response sales, dramatically increasing conversion. More and more, companies will turn to video content to help them bridge the gap between social media scrolling and consumer actionables, like sharing, commenting, reacting, and purchasing.

Stream across multiple platforms

Streaming content is an integral component of faciliting comprehensive marketing programs. But today, consumers are consistently toggling back and forth between platforms, which means that there is often a disconnection of narrative or behind-the-scenes content. The problem is that most of us many content providers, including gamers and influencers, have certain bandwidth and processing limitations that make it difficult to stream to more than one channel at a time. If you’re sort of scratching your head a little, it’s ok; what it basically boils down to is that your home internet can only handle so much high-quality content.

Luckily, new technologies are emerging that make it possible to stream across more than one platform without sacrificing the quality of content or audience experience. Restream is one platform that makes it possible to broadcast live from up to 30+ different platforms across the world, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter.

Why video content?

Video content will continue to soar in popularity in 2018, as social media users become even more engaged with video thanks to the increase in engaging, stimulating visual imagery. Not only will technological advances like virtual reality continue to create new and exciting mediums for video artistry, but services like Restream will make it possible for users to distribute their content across more platforms and share it with a wider audience. Live video streaming is the perfect way to connect with your audience, because people tend to attach on a deeper level thanks to the visually stimulating and interactive nature of a live broadcast. The more immersive the live content is, the better — live streaming has been used to conduct interviews, share live events, and grant exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, but its possibilities are nearly endless.

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Source: https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/12/01/2018-video-trends-rise/

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  • Byju’s, has attracted more than 500,000 subscribers for its interactive online courses, aimed at children aged 10 to 18, with a mixture of video lessons and game-based practice.
  • “For the next generation, learning from a screen is a primary habit,” says Mr Raveendran, after demonstrating one of his colourful learning games on a tablet
  • Raised more than $200m from investors including US venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and China’s Tencent, which invested at a valuation of about $800m in July
  • Most prominent of a wave of Indian companies in the booming market.

Simon Mundy in Bangalore and Amy Kazmin in New Delhi December 3, 2017 3 Byju Raveendran smiles proudly as he shows off a video of his biggest ever live performance, when 24,000 young Indians crammed into New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Stadium to hear his tips on high school maths. The young tutor’s star status reflects the huge importance attached to educational qualifications in India, where millions of high-schoolers compete for a limited number of places in well-known colleges that are seen as virtual guarantees of well-paid employment. But these days, Mr Raveendran is sparing little time for live sessions to focus on his core business: educational technology.

Since 2011, his company, Byju’s, has attracted more than 500,000 subscribers for its interactive online courses, aimed at children aged 10 to 18, with a mixture of video lessons and game-based practice. “For the next generation, learning from a screen is a primary habit,” says Mr Raveendran, after demonstrating one of his colourful learning games on a tablet. Byju’s – which has raised more than $200m from investors including US venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and China’s Tencent, which invested at a valuation of about $800m in July – is the most prominent of a wave of Indian companies in the booming market.

A report in May by KPMG and Google estimated that the country’s online education market generated sales of $247m last year, and predicted that this figure would grow to $1.96bn by 2021. While much of the current market is made up of professional training software, the report predicted that providers of primary and secondary “supplemental education” would become the biggest segment with sales of $773m.

A key driver, it said, would be burgeoning demand in mid-sized cities, where parents view their children’s success in school exams as a critical step towards upward mobility. “Only a quarter of our users are from the top ten cities. Students in smaller towns are even more aspirational, because they know the only way to make it is through education,” says Mr Raveendran, who grew up in a small south Indian village and learned English by listening to cricket commentary. In a room at the company’s Bangalore headquarters, dozens of employees are creating learning materials that range in sophistication from talking animated numerals for early maths students, to three-dimensional models of chloroplasts for high-school biology tutorials.

The slickly produced videos are driving demand for Byju’s offerings, with prices for a one-year course starting at Rs23,000 ($355) — nearly a fifth of India’s per capita gross domestic product. While the frugality of Indian consumers has been a headache for other internet companies, Mr Raveendran argues that digital education is viewed differently by parents already investing heavily in private schooling or tuition. For some Indian ed-tech companies, foreign markets have been more lucrative. Altaf Rehmani founded TinyTapps in 2015 to produce a suite of apps aimed at children under the age of six.

Its biggest markets have been the US and the UK, but Mr Rehmani hopes to capture more of the attention of domestic customers. “If you can prove that the product sells well outside India, then Indians will be more willing to buy,” Mr Rehmani says. “People in India are very brand-conscious.” Recommended Virtual tutors help India fill education and skills gaps India’s ‘islands of excellence’ distract from gaps in basic learning Foreign investors give Indian tech start-ups a boost Many lower-income Indian parents are faced with the more fundamental challenge of securing a basic education for their children, with public schooling undermined by overcrowded classrooms and undertrained teachers.

In 2016, only 43 per cent of Indian third-grade students were able to read a text designed for first-graders, according to educational charity Pratham. “Parents in any country have an outsized influence on a child during early childhood, and in India there are over 150m women who are illiterate,” says Sneha Sheth, co-founder of Dost Education, a non-profit organisation. Yet many illiterate Indians use mobile phones, and even the basic call function can be a powerful technological tool for education in poor households, Dost says. For Rs200, Hindi-speaking parents can call up daily to access Dost’s six-month audio course which guides them through simple exercises to support the mental development of small children, such as comparing the sizes of household objects.

But while most ed-tech enterprises in India are currently focusing on winning business from students and their families, some of the biggest opportunities will come from getting technology into schools, says Prachi Jain Windlass, a director at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which has invested in several Indian ed-tech companies. Among them is ConveGenius, a producer of tablet devices loaded with learning materials in one of five Indian languages that are being used in schools on a trial basis.

ConveGenius has been overhauling its product since commissioning third-party research indicating that it made less impact on stronger students than on weaker ones, says founder Jairaj Bhattacharya. Such deep research is increasingly expected of entrepreneurs in this field, who face growing pressure from investors to demonstrate the efficacy of their technology in improving student performance, Ms Windlass says. “Before, technology was an end in itself,” she adds. “The assumption was that because kids find digital content engaging and entertaining and that they are watching, they are learning. That has changed.”

Source:https://www.ft.com/content/3e196c42-bd35-11e7-b8a3-38a6e068f464