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SinglePoint Inc. (SING) CEO Reviews Record Year, Outlines Strategy for Record-Breaking Growth in 2020

  • CEO anticipates SING will surpass $10 million in gross revenues this year
  • SinglePoint plans to drive 2020 vision through organic growth in high-value, high-opportunity markets and synergistic acquisitions
  • Company to focus on Direct Solar, 1606 Original Hemp product line

SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) founder and CEO Greg Lambrecht thanked all 24,000-plus SING shareholders in a letter sent out this month (http://ibn.fm/tNUlF). The letter also outlines the company’s strategic plan for the new year, including a forecast that SinglePoint will reach $10 million in gross revenues this year, based primarily on the company’s focus on solar and the launch of 1606 Original Hemp, SING’s line of proprietary hemp products.

Last year was a strong year for SinglePoint in terms of continued fundamental improvement and establishing the foundation for anticipated continued growth, Lambrecht stated. Milestones for the year included becoming fully reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), increasing annual revenue and acquiring a majority interest in Direct Solar, the company’s solar subsidiary. “We will continue to focus on creating shareholder value utilizing an acquisition strategy looking for emerging growth companies that would benefit from exposure and access to capital that a public company can provide,” Lambrecht noted in the letter.

Looking forward to 2020, SING “has set an internal goal to surpass $10,000,000 in gross revenues, primarily by the company’s subsidiary SinglePoint Direct Solar,” the CEO said. “We plan to drive our 2020 vision through organic growth in high-value, high-opportunity markets, scale and grow revenue through synergistic acquisitions, and invest in and develop exceptional talent within our organization and our subsidiaries.”

SING acquired Direct Solar in mid-2019, and the company grew at a greater rate than anticipated, expanding across 11 states and developing into a scalable business model that continues to attract talented industry business professionals who are focused on accelerating the company’s national footprint expansion. “The 2020 domestic solar market is showing continued signs of riding a new tailwind driven by talks of a new green deal,” Lambrecht observed. “We anticipate that renewables will continue to be an important issue around the country and plan to focus the majority of our attention on growth in the solar and renewables space… We are not alone in our belief in the emerging renewable energy market; recently Goldman Sachs has announced a $4,000,000,000 fund for renewable energy.”

In addition, the company will strengthen its 1606 Original Hemp brand, which was launched at the 2019 National Association of Convenience Store Show (“NACS”). This exclusive line of products capitalizes on the emerging trend in the smokable hemp market and has already been picked up by distributors and retail outlets, Lambrecht reported. “We are encouraged by the reception and demand this new product category received at [NACS],” he said. “Our success at NACS with the smokable hemp product allowed SinglePoint to secure a distribution agreement to distribute PrimeTime Flavored Cigars with Japan Tobacco USA, a division of Japan Tobacco International which operates in over 130 countries.”

In the shareholder letter, Lambrecht outlined SinglePoint’s consistent growth for the past two years, noting that from 2017 to 2018, SING’s gross revenue increased more than 344%, and gross revenues for 2019 are expected to total $3 million, representing the company’s largest annual reported revenue in company history. “In 2020 we expect this revenue increase to continue as SinglePoint will benefit from a full operating year of Direct Solar,” Lambrecht said. “Management is optimistic that the establishment of solid fundamentals and the continued growth of the company provides the opportunity to drive the company’s market cap and overall shareholder to exceed historical levels.”

Founded in 2011, SING invests in and acquires brands and companies that will benefit from injection of growth capital and the company’s sales and marketing expertise. SinglePoint’s portfolio currently includes solar renewables, hemp and distribution tobacco products. SinglePoint is working to grow to a multinational brand.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SinglePoint.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SING are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/SING

Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) Software Possible Key to Growing Use of 3D Printing in World of Auto Making

  • Numerous companies, including Volkswagen, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover, are piloting and deploying 3D-printing technology
  • Significant improvements in 3D-printing technology primary reason for market expansion
  • SGLB, along with exclusive PrintRite3D software, providing game-changing technology for 3D printing

A recent report predicts that worldwide spending on 3D printing product and services will hit $15.8 billion in 2020, increasing to $35.6 billion in 2024 (http://ibn.fm/JLbIZ). That significant increase comes primarily from improvements in 3D printer technology and expansion of available materials. Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) is leading the charge for 3D printing improvements through its proprietary PrintRite3D® software.

One industry in particular that is closely evaluating the potential for 3D metal printing is auto making, according to a recent Industry Week article (http://ibn.fm/LRpCA). “One of the most urgent transportation demands is the need for more electric vehicles to lower emissions and move people quickly and efficiently,” the article states. “Volkswagen who is among the leaders with the ID.3 – the automaker’s first mass-market electric vehicle – will eventually utilize 3D printed components. More broadly, many major automakers, including BMW [and] Jaguar Land Rover, are also piloting or deploying 3D printing technology to trim vehicle weights, speed parts production and reduce costs.”

The article points to significant improvements in 3D printing technology as a key reason for this market expansion into the world of cars, including higher parts quality and manufacturing-grade accuracy and repeatability. “In addition, 3D printing solution providers are using machine learning (ML) for heightened process control,” the article reported. “All of this has resulted in significantly better Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and larger addressable markets.”

For the auto industry to embrace 3D printing in the manufacturing of vehicles, the 3D metal-printing industry must be able to increase production speed and quality yields as well as decrease the excessive cost of quality control. To do that, parts need to be inspected and certified during the manufacturing process rather than after, which is currently the process. In addition to recognizing real-time, quality-control problems during the manufacturing process, viable technology must allow machine operators to stop the printing process and implement repairs.

That is exactly what SGLB’s PrintRite3D software does, enabling both real-time, in-process detection of quality-control manufacturing irregularities and then providing the operator with actionable information needed to adjust and mitigate the developing anomaly. Sigma Labs’ software represents a paradigm shift in the quality-control process for the manufacture of 3D- printed-metal components.

The software could be a game changer for the world of auto making, where one vehicle – a self-driving bus named Olli – is entirely 3D printed and is capable of transporting about eight people and reaching peak speeds of 25 mph while going up to 100 miles on a single charge, according to the Industry Week article. “Olli is no speed demon, to be sure, but it has successfully demonstrated the ability of 3D printers to produce strong, lightweight components for road-worthy use cases.

“So much is occurring in the auto industry that it’s not difficult to predict automakers will continue to unlock opportunities for using metal and plastic 3D printing systems next year,” the article concluded. “In fact, a recent ARC report projects the automotive 3D printing market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.6% through 2026, when it will be worth $3.9 billion.”

Sigma Labs’ flagship PrintRite3D software is a recognized game changer in the disruptive technologies poised to transform the nascent 3D-printing industry, enabling more rapid commercial applications and growth at scale. Though with a current valuation of only about $15 million, Sigma Labs Inc. is a convincing platform from which to launch into the rapidly growing 3D-printing market.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SigmaLabsInc.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SGLB are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/SGLB

SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX) Rewards Social Media Users for Data as Other Platforms Lose Millions of Users in Privacy Backlash

  • Recent data-privacy concerns cause social media backlash, result in millions of lost users
  • SRAX enables users to earn compensation for sharing data, creates reliable data sets marketers can access
  • Company recently partnered with Indian firm, facilitating entry into growing digital-ad market valued at $3.6 billion

The refusal of Facebook to revise its tracking practices (http://ibn.fm/hOtF9), along with increased concerns about data privacy, are among many reasons why the behemoth platform has decreased in popularity, losing 15 million users since 2017 (http://ibn.fm/VHHMV). SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX) is a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company that is countering this trend through BIGtoken, its consumer managed data marketplace that enables users to own and earn from their data. The proprietary platform is giving the industry much needed user transparency and compensation, in addition to creating reliable data sets that can be sold to marketers.

Awareness among users about data privacy continues to increase as evidenced by the recent controversy caused when Facebook released a statement about refusing to change its mode of operations by use of a loophole in the California Consumer Privacy Act. Stating that its service doesn’t directly sell user data, Facebook claims it is exempt from the legislation because of its perceived function as a facilitator in the exchange of data. While Facebook’s refusal is still pending review by the Attorney General, major impacts will be experienced throughout the industry if the high court rules against the company.

SRAX addresses all these concerns and stays ahead of the curve on industry trends by giving customers the power to choose, provide and earn from their data through the company’s patented BIGtoken platform. This proprietary technology offers tools that allow users to select, approve and monetize their data while at the same time creating anonymous and reliable data sets that marketers can access for a fee. Since social media users are becoming increasingly aware of how most companies are collecting and making money from their data, SRAX offers an alternative symbiotic relationship that benefits both users and marketers.

Mounting concerns of privacy issues paralleled with increasing awareness of the BIGtoken platform has resulted in increased use of the service, currently at over 16 million users. This market shift is expected to continue while new privacy laws emerge affecting how digital marketers can reach consumers. Since BIGtoken already operates in compliance with those laws, the platform is expected to withstand changing regulations as its user base continues to grow.

Due to the transparent nature of the platform, SRAX provides relevant and accurate data that users select and share with permission. This provides SRAX with increasingly reliable data sets across many industry verticals, accurately identifying target consumers for brands and companies in the CPG, investor relations, luxury, and lifestyle spaces, keeping those brands ahead in the competitive curve with high-quality data.

SRAX is growing internationally by launching BIGtoken into several international markets through the creation of local joint ventures. The Company’s recent partnership with Mumbai-based Yash Birla Group, with diversified interests in both consumer and industrial products, will give SRAX access to India’s estimated digital population of 627 million. One of the largest growing digital ad markets in the world, India has an estimated value of $3.6 billion, with expectations to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32%.

SRAX Mexico, with a team of 90 employees and 70 engineers, is also at the forefront of the Company’s expansion, along with plans for BIGtoken Europe to offer the platform in multiple languages in the future.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SRAX.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SRAX are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/SRAX

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF) Reaches Significant Milestones, Already Has Top-10 Product Two Months after New Market Entry

  • PLUS presents at Cannabis Industry Virtual Investor Conference
  • Plus Products cracks top-10 edibles product list within two months of expanding into Nevada market
  • Company continues expansion by launching into the fast-growing national hemp CBD space

After bringing successful edible cannabis products to market, Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF) has steadily increased revenues in the last few years. The company offers the best-selling cannabis product, PLUS UPLIFT Sour Watermelon Gummies, in California, the country’s most competitive state for cannabis companies.

On January 9, the Cannabis Industry Virtual lnvestor Conference was held for an audience of investors, analysts and advisors. The webinar featured presentations from a number of leading players in the cannabis industry, including PLUS. PLUS officials were allotted 30 minutes to present so that investors could receive insight into the dynamic cannabis industry from one of the market’s strongest companies (http://ibn.fm/jL5CG).

In addition, Blake Brennan, PLUS’s head of investor relations, was recently featured on a NetworkNewsAudio interview. In the interview (http://ibn.fm/NU2EB), Brennan noted that PLUS has the “no. 1 gummies brand here in California with the best-selling cannabis product across all categories.” This ranking is according to BDS Analytics, a third-party company that tracks cannabis products and provides accurate insights to consumers.

In the interview, Brennan explained key milestones that the company set out to achieve. “We wanted to build a brand and a product in the largest and most competitive market, make it a winner there, which we’ve done with the best-selling product and the best-selling gummies brand, and then bring it to new markets,” he said. With recent expansion into new markets, Plus Products has taken large leaps forward in this plan.

PLUS launched into the national hemp CBD space, which is forecast to be a market upward of $20 billion dollars by 2022. The full product line is available at PlusProducts.com.

PLUS also began selling its products in Nevada; those products are now available in more than half of the state’s dispensaries. According to Headset, another third-party company that provides real-time insights on cannabis products, PLUS had a top-10 edibles product in Nevada within a month and a half of being on the shelves. Currently the PLUS CBD product line is available in 43 states.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, PLUS is a hemp and cannabis food company focused on using nature to bring balance to consumers’ lives. PLUS’s mission is to make cannabis safe and approachable, which begins with high-quality products that deliver consistent consumer experiences.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.PlusProducts.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to PLPRF are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/PLPRF

HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF) Set for Leading Role in Cannabinoid Market Via Innovative Tech, New Tolling Contracts

  • HTC’s patented Delta Purification™ technology will reuse, recycle, and purify the extraction ethanol used in the cannabinoid extraction process, being designed to reduce waste
  • Company is in late-stage negotiations to sign IPGrow™ hemp biomass tolling contracts with producers and hemp biomass providers in the U.S. and Canada for the 2020 hemp growing and production year
  • U.S. sales of hemp-based cannabinoid products to reach $22 billion by 2022

HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF), a hemp biomass cultivation, extraction, formulation and refining entity, is positioned for rapid market growth through 2020 due to its one of a kind “local to grower” drying-to-biomass storage capability and transportation of dried biomass to its extraction facilities, as well as its patented Delta Purification™ technology. The innovative technology was designed specifically to reduce any cannabidiol waste during the extraction process by recycling, reusing, and purifying the extraction ethanol and re-extracting all waste the purified ethanol yields.

HTC’s proprietary gas, liquid, and biomass extraction systems have been designed for the extraction of gas, liquids, and biomass, and the distillation and purification of ethanol and ethanol-based solvents used for this extraction. The company has spent years developing its ethanol and solvent-based distillation expertise and is now dedicating itself to cannabinoid extraction and refining using hemp biomass tolling agreements.

The company works to expand operations and cement its leading position in the cannabinoid extraction market via new tolling contracts, marketing and distribution agreements, project construction updates, and extraction equipment purchasing. For the 2020 hemp growing and production year, the company will sign IPGrow™ hemp biomass tolling contracts with producers and with hemp biomass providers in the United States and Canada.

A tolling contract between HTC and a 60,000-acre recognized Canadian IPGrow™ hemp biomass producer for the 2020, 2021 and beyond production crop years will take effect in the immediate future. The contract is anticipated to represent production of up to 25,000 acres from a single producer/biomass processor for the 2020 and 2021 and beyond production crop years.

This follows a hemp biomass tolling agreement signed in 2019 for the supply of hemp biomass, from a minimum of 4,200 to a maximum of 5,000 acres of hemp grown in Saskatchewan, using five varieties of Health Canada-approved cultivars as the genetic foundation.

In a move to further expand its operations, HTC acquired California-based Kase Farma Inc., in November 2019. Kase Farma is a high-quality, premium hemp cannabinoid producer who also provides white-label manufacturing for other cannabinoid suppliers, and is widely recognized for its firm engagement to customers, community, and the environment (http://ibn.fm/T1cKu).

As part of its ‘BOOM’ (Build, Own, Operate and Maintain) extraction tolling strategy, the company completed a 19,000-square-foot facility that will house quality assurance testing, extraction and formulation processing, and product development laboratories. The facility is located in Port Lajord, 17 miles from Regina, Saskatchewan. It is currently undergoing interior completion to achieve GMP Euro compliance and will be designed as one of the best-performing, highest-quality extraction and refining facilities in Canada. HTC also finished building its 27,000-square-foot hemp biomass processing and storage facility, which will house extraction-ready biomass.

Overall, HTC Extraction Systems has a highly optimistic outlook when it comes to its extraction market expansion, where it is already a key player. The company expects a wealth of opportunities for growth in the near future, given the rapid expansion of the cannabinoid market as a whole. U.S. sales of hemp-based CBD products are projected to reach $22 billion by 2022, up from $591 million in 2018 (http://ibn.fm/ZoHf8). CBD derivatives such as vapes and edibles are expected to generate $900 million in 2020 (http://ibn.fm/8vNSg). Canada legalized limited forms of recreational cannabis for adult users in the fall of 2018. Sales of these increasingly popular products demonstrate sustainable growth, which will reflect on HTC’s bottom line.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.HTCExtraction.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to HTC are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/HTC

MCTC Holdings Inc. (MCTC) Signs Major Distribution Contract for Hemp You Can Feel™ Line, Files Sixth Hemp Extract Delivery Patent

  • Unique hemp extract beverage line created via dual infusion clean label process using exclusively natural ingredients with zero chemical additives
  • Collaboration with Marijuana Company of America to expand soon to other MCTC drink offerings
  • Company files sixth hemp extract delivery patent for single-serving coffee pods containing cannabinoids and a unique dosing system
  • MCTC uses strategic agreements, acquisitions, and intellectual property to achieve multiple growing verticals within global cannabis industry

Cannabinoid science innovator MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC) announced the signing of a distribution contract with Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA) for the former’s Hemp You Can Feel™ beverage product line. The patent-pending drink line is an organic, ultra-clean label line of CBD powdered drink and hemp extract mixes, including soft beverages and non-alcoholic cocktail mixers, according to a company press release (http://ibn.fm/5ZFiE).

“We are pleased to be providing our products for the HempSMART line from Marijuana Company of America. We share the same beliefs relative to product labeling and we both are proud of this drink line, which is based on organic ingredients and hemp extract infusions containing only natural ingredients,” MCTC CEO Arman Tabatabaei stated in a news release. He added that MCTC also plans to expand the collaboration to other drink offerings to be introduced soon.

MCTC utilizes a unique, two-stage hemp extract infusion process for Hemp You Can Feel™. Unlike most CBD and hemp extract infusions, which use chemicals to balance the mix with hemp extracts, MCTC’s patent-pending line is fully based on natural ingredients.

According to Tabatabaei, his company sees numerous applications for Hemp You Can Feel™ across a wide range of food and beverage applications. “This launch with Marijuana Company of America will be our first, and we are excited to be working with such an innovator in the hemp extract arena on this project,” he added. MCOA specializes in delivering renowned brands through distributors and unique marketing strategies.

Separately, MCTC Holdings also announced the filing of a sixth patent in the field of cannabinoid delivery systems. This patent is for a unique dosing system that makes it possible for any manufacturer of coffee pods to add cannabinoids or other active ingredients to coffee pods with ease (http://ibn.fm/slRs0). An important element of the company’s invention is the ‘Clean Label’ system.

The patent filing outlines a variety of methods and technologies to be used for adding cannabinoids to single-serving coffee pods, Tabatabaei explained. The MCTC system allows any manufacturer of coffee pods to produce CBD or other coffee pods with only a minor modification to their processes. “The patent filing represents growth of our intellectual property to include broader systems for cannabinoid delivery,” the MCTC CEO added. The invention includes the use of Hemp You Can Feel™ technology and other cannabinoid delivery mechanisms, including different nanoparticle and non-nanoparticle technologies.

Tabatabaei also warned about the risk of consuming CBD infusions, underlining that most technologies use extensive processing of extracts and chemicals such as surfactants and emulsifiers in the production processes and that other manufacturers are simply adding little to no active ingredients. The products MCTC intends to deliver to coffee manufacturers will include full certificates of analysis from independent laboratories proving their potency and purity.

MCTC is working with patent counsel to protect various other aspects of its other new technologies. The company has also announced a new research project named THC-V Skinny Cannabinoid Project Varin for THC-V infusions, nanoparticles, and glycosides.

Pending a name change to Cannabis Global, aims to take advantage of opportunities in the cannabis industry while avoiding overcrowded and potentially problematic niches like retail and cultivation. The integrated cannabis business operation and cannabinoid science Innofactor is primarily focused on high-growth and high-margin sub-sectors of the cannabis and hemp industry, including multiple growing verticals in the global cannabis and industrial hemp markets via acquisitions, partnerships and the development of new intellectual property. According to a Research and Markets report, the global industrial hemp market is poised to grow exponentially, from $4.6 billion in 2019 to $26.6 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 34% (http://ibn.fm/baahC).

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.CannabisGlobalInc.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to MCTC are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/MCTC

Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) Appoints New Board Member, Audit Committee Chair

  • New board member, audit committee chair brings 35 years of accounting experience, mainly in management
  • Prior worked as CFO, controller in several genomics, health companies
  • POAI to leverage Prior’s new insights, guidance in the financial space

Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI), a leader in the cancer precision-medicine field, announced that Pam Prior, CPA, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. In addition to holding a seat on the board, Prior will also chair the company’s audit committee.

Prior, 57, joins POAI’s Board of Directors with 35 years of experience in accounting, mainly in management as CFO or controller. As the founder and CEO of Priorities Group Inc., a provider of CFO services to small and mid-sized businesses, she has served as a CFO to a number of companies, including Gentris Corp., a private pharmacogenomics company subsequently purchased by Cancer Genetics Inc. Most recently, Prior was CFO at Schiller Grounds Care, a privately held lawn and garden equipment manufacturer.

Other previous CFO experience includes working with companies in the health-industry space such as Global Specimen Solutions, a privately held technology company for specimen and consent management (later purchased by Covance), and multimillion-dollar companies in other industries such as Greatwide Truckload Management, a $300 million subsidiary of a $1 billion privately held logistics company.

“Predictive Oncology is very fortunate to announce that Pam Prior is joining our Board of Directors,” Predictive Oncology CEO Dr. Carl Schwartz stated in a news release (http://ibn.fm/hJEDR). “Pam possesses a strong financial background, including in the genomic and health industry fields. She will chair our audit committee, providing new insights and guidance to our Board and the financial departments of the company. I greatly anticipate working with Pam and experiencing the successful approach she has honed over the years.”

In addition to her background in the health industry, Prior also has experience serving as controller for several publicly traded companies and their subsidiaries, including Tasty Baking Company and PCI Services, a part of publicly held Cardinal Health.

Prior is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She also serves as treasurer on the boards of two nonprofit organizations: The Crossing Choir, a professional choir holding two Grammy Awards and seven Grammy nominations, and A Soldier’s Hands, a grassroots organization dedicated to delivering care packages to deployed United States military personnel.

As a highly respected and seasoned finance executive with valuable genomics and health industry experience, Prior joins POAI at a time when the company has announced a significant milestone in its CancerQuest 2020 initiative. The initiative indicates a progression in its proprietary AI-driven predictive model of ovarian cancer, which it expects to commercialize in the first quarter of 2020.

Prior’s engagement in providing new insights and guidance to the board and POAI’s financial departments will position the company to capitalize on its cutting-edge technology that offers an unparalleled predictive tool for pharmaceutical companies and medical researchers, enabling more effective development of new drugs and supporting clinicians in creating individualized therapies for their patients.

POAI is bringing precision medicine, or tailored medical treatment using the individual characteristics of each patient, to the treatment of cancer. Through its Helomics division, the company leverages its unique, clinically validated patient derived (PDx) smart tumor profiling platform to provide oncologists with a roadmap to help individualize therapy. In addition, the company is leveraging artificial intelligence and its proprietary database of over 150,000 cancer cases tumors to build AI-driven models of tumor drug response to improve outcomes for the patients of today and tomorrow.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Predictive-Oncology.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to POAI are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/POAI

ChineseInvestors.com Inc. (CIIX) CEO Looks to Increase Profits by Selling New Hemp-Based CBD Products in Untapped Chinese Market

  • CIIX subsidiary working to expand customer base with new hemp-based CBD products in 2020
  • CEO focused on profits in 2020; plans to create strategic B2B, B2C divisions
  • CBD Biotech unaffected by changing CBD-product regulations due to company’s focus on hemp-based CBD cosmetics

ChineseInvestors.com Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) is a financial news media and content platform that provides information to the global Chinese-speaking community. After realizing the multitude of opportunities in the growing cannabis sector, especially concerning China’s nascent CBD market, CIIX has worked to cultivate an attractive lineup of products through its subsidiary CBD Biotech. While cannabis is still highly illegal in China, hemp-based CBD can be legally added to cosmetics. The team at CIIX recognizes the massive potential of the untapped Chinese CBD market.

CIIX has a user base of more than 100,000 people and has been around since 1999. Company CEO Warren Wang recently made an appearance on MoneyTV, during which he spoke about the company’s plans for 2020, many of which involve CBD Biotech. “The key is profit,” Wang stated in the interview (http://ibn.fm/Ub6cJ). “Secondly [we will] expand our market. Thirdly, we are going to divide the company divisions into B2B and B2C.”

Wang outlined plans to advertise via social media platforms such as TikTok in order to increase CIIX’s brand recognition and deepen its market penetration. In China, Wang explains, several different social media platforms have massive followings, as “young generations will use a lot of social media to know the products, know the commentary, and they will buy the products from Ecommerce platforms.”

Wang noted that China’s changing CBD laws can create volatility for CBD companies. However, those laws don’t apply to hemp-based CBD cosmetics, which are fully legal in China, Japan and the United States. Because CIIX is only involved in CBD cosmetics, the company remains unaffected by the changing regulations and is able to operate in a stable environment.

In 2020, CIIX will be launching new CBD cosmetic products, including an anti-aging product formulated to combat wrinkles. By targeting the Chinese-speaking community, CIIX has few competitors and plenty of room to grow. The company maintains its attention on the investment of both the distribution and the research and development of new CBD products.

CIIX is a diverse company driven by educational services and the sales of cosmetics, hemp wine and CBD. CIIX offers its audience of Chinese-speaking investors real-time market commentary, analysis and educational-related services in both traditional and simplified Chinese character language sets.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ChineseInvestors.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to CIIX are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/CIIX

Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) Software Aims to Bring Scalability, Profitability to EV 3D Metal Printing

  • In-process quality-control issues present major impediments to scalability, profitability in 3D metal printing
  • EV production has begun using 3D printing to manufacture customized parts to overcome the limitations of traditional manufacturing
  • SGLB is only known provider of software that addresses issues through real-time, in-process detection of irregularities and error reporting

City expansion fueled by global population growth is creating ever increasing demand for sustainable compact electric vehicles as a means of traversing increasingly complex urban environments. The 3D metal-printing industry is helping to bring these concept vehicles to life through the 3D formation of many requisite parts – from interior consoles, display frames, plug socket fixtures, air vents and lidar screens right down to license plates (http://ibn.fm/hMR75). Quality control remains one of the prime impediments to the entire auto industry to reach scalability and profitability using 3D printing. Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB), with its revolutionary software, is the only provider of in-process, quality-assurance software to the global 3D metal-printing industry.

The use of EVs (electric vehicles) is becoming more widespread as communities around the world are moving toward the environmentally friendly option to facilitate in-house company deliveries, provide airport transit and taxi pick-ups, perform parcel collections and navigate supermarkets. However, quality control in 3D metal printing continues to pose serious logjams due to costly and labor-intensive methods that stymy scalability and profitability. SGLB is the go-to provider of quality control software solutions, bringing the requisite quality control needed to eliminate inefficiencies and realize the advantages of the 3D metal-printing process. The company’s innovative solutions promise to save time in the delivery of high-quality, customized precision parts; refine the production process; and save costs, ushering in what many believe to be the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing (http://ibn.fm/1SEGs).

While on the cusp of an explosive moment for the manufacturing sector, postproduction inspection and rejected output caused by variances in 3D metal printing process hamper consistent quality and impede scalability, creating one of the largest challenges to the industry. Due to the nature of the production process, manufacturers do not know if design specifications are met until the end of the process when parts are inspected using CT scans and other costly techniques.

Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D solution to the challenge provides real-time error detection using software that reports errors in-process, reduces postproduction inspection times and eliminates rejects, resulting in cost savings, increased production runs and larger profits. Sigma Labs’ innovative software may very well be one of the tools that allows the EV industry and the entire 3D metal printing industry to scale up economically, moving far beyond prototype manufacturing to truly economically viable commercial production.

Sigma Labs provides software that addresses the critical quality control issues in two ways. First, SGLB’s proprietary PrintRite3D® software solution enables real-time, in-process detection of manufacturing irregularities. Second, PrintRite3D involves error reporting that provides operators with critical actionable information enabling them to adjust the process and mitigate any developing anomalies during the production process.

Sigma Labs, with its PrintRite3D® brand, presents a real-time, computer-aided inspection solution that resolves these major roadblocks and costly quality-control challenges, drastically reducing errors made in-process and eliminating costly rejects in the postprocess phase.

Founded in 2010 by a team of Los Alamos National Labs scientists and engineers, SGLB initially focused on advanced metallurgical products for the military ordinance and dental implant industries. Sigma Labs concluded that the 3D metal printing space offered enormous potential to any company that could provide in-process, quality-assurance tools that observe, manage and control manufacturing complexities for reliable production of high-precision, quality metal parts.

SGLB’s products and services are tailored for use in highly demanding, precision-dependent industries such as the EV, aerospace, defense, transportation, oil and gas, and biomedical spaces. The company’s global client base includes 23 RTE installations across 19 different users, including tier-1 OEM enterprises and end users such as Siemens, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney among many others that are currently evaluating PrintRite3D for use on their production lines.

Sigma Labs aims to position its groundbreaking software as the catalyst that may help propel the 3D metal-printing industry into the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SigmaLabsInc.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SGLB are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/SGLB

Xalles Holdings Inc. (XALL) Acquires Gateway Innovations, Leading Fintech and IT Company Building High Impact Tech Parks in Africa

  • Gateway Innovations Limited’s first project, the $200 million Ghana Cyber City, is set to become West Africa’s premier hub of innovation
  • The acquisition brings Xalles Holdings one step closer to its goal of establishing a series of strategic global fintech centers
  • Xalles aims to sustain profitability through revenue growth and continued vigilant expense management techniques in 2020

Xalles Holdings Inc. (OTC: XALL), one of the first providers of payment and financial transaction management solutions through proprietary blockchain-based technology, announced it has executed an agreement for the acquisition of Gateway Innovations Limited. This company, which is based in Accra, Ghana, is a major investor in Africa’s fintech and IT market, according to a Xalles Holdings press release (http://ibn.fm/pwId5).

Under the agreement, Gateway will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Xalles. The closing date is February 14, 2020. Gateway will receive restricted shares in Xalles in exchange.

Gateway Innovations develops high impact tech parks in Africa. Its aim is to maximize the productivity of businesses in West Africa by developing “smart city” solutions. The first such project, Ghana Cyber City comprises intelligent leasing workspaces, resources and technological infrastructure to incubate and accelerate new fintech and other ventures, a high-tech campus of business colleges, a top-tier data center, and more.

Ghana Cyber City, worth $200 million upon completion, is being developed on land leased from the University of Ghana. A master plan, site plan, and financing plan have already been drafted. Xalles is bringing its fintech expertise to the project. Within the overall Ghana Cyber City will be the first of its kind Africa Fintech Center.

“We are pleased to announce this acquisition as a step towards establishing a series of strategic global fintech centers and even more pleased that the first of its kind will be based in the high growth market of Ghana in West Africa,” Thomas Nash, CEO of Xalles Holdings, stated in a news release. “I have known and worked with Gateway’s founders since 2006 and the combined skills and experience of the management team plus the unique opportunity this project presents financially will provide a considerable asset and income value to Xalles.”

Xalles is a fintech holding company leveraging blockchain and other technologies for e-commerce, payments, financial reconciliation, and payment auditing solutions. The company actively seeks acquisition targets with strong management teams and business models, large total attainable markets, and lucrative exit opportunities in which to invest and accelerate growth.

Xalles Holdings plans to make cryptocurrency trading and other related services more accessible to clients. Focused on business, consumer, and government-oriented payment and financial reconciliation transactions, the company is building technology that supports payment exchange, audits, and new business models and global opportunities by combining the blockchain decentralized financial ledger platform with the company’s existing, state-of-the-art transaction reconciliation system design.

Xalles was among the first providers of payment and financial transaction management solutions through proprietary blockchain-based X2X technology. One of these solutions is the IFS (Investment and Financing System), which provides links to Xalles’ Financial Transaction Reconciliation (FTR) solution, supports complex investment structures, assists international investment corporations, and more.

In addition, the company will launch new services card and mobile payment and rewards systems, and will expand the technology offerings for referral marketing and e-commerce engines – a move expected to bring significant opportunities given the rise of mobile payment systems and the continued expansion of business-to-business e-commerce. According to a Business Insider Intelligence report, mobile payment systems are becoming more and more popular, with consumers becoming less dependent on fiat currencies as a result. Non-cash transactions are expected to surpass one trillion by 2023 (http://ibn.fm/rJBq2).

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Xalles.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to XALL are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/XALL

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