NetworkNewsAudio – Expectations for 2018 on Blockchain Applications in the Energy Industry

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The excitement generated by the potential use of blockchain technology in many industries has been slow to reach the energy sector. However, indications are that 2018 could see several companies in the field adopting the revolutionary technology, which could substantially transform the energy industry’s markets and processes. Several companies in the oil and gas industry are already looking to incorporate blockchain technology in their business processes, including Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) (PQEFF Profile), British Petroleum p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (OTC: RYDAF). Information technology companies servicing the energy industry, including IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), are developing blockchain solutions for enterprises.

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About Petroteq Energy Inc.

Petroteq Energy is engaged in the development and implementation of its proprietary environmentally friendly heavy oil processing and extraction technologies. Our proprietary process produces zero greenhouse gas, zero waste and requires no high temperatures. Petroteq is currently focused on developing its oil sands resources and expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility located near Vernal, Utah. The company also owns a minority stake in an exploration and production play located in southwest Texas held by Accord GR Energy Inc. Petroteq is also developing technologies to optimize petrochemical industry workflow processes. For more information, visit www.PetroteqEnergy.com.

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NetworkNewsAudio – Cannabis Conundrum Fuels Possible Advantage for Industry Sub-sectors

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Cannabis stocks just got whipsawed. The sector soared after the New Year when California legalized recreational marijuana. The following day the sector sank when the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the federal policy of non-interference with qualifying state marijuana laws, known as the Cole Memorandum. Mr. Sessions’ action sent shivers of uncertainty and confusion throughout the cannabis industry. At the heart of the conundrum is what to do about the millions of people who rely on non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) as part of their personal care and wellness regimen. The hemp-based CBD sector looks to be the possible beneficiary of the current cannabis quandary. The Control Substances Act excludes certain parts of the cannabis plant, typically characterized as hemp, from the definition of marijuana. Companies that produce and/or market hemp-derived CBD products, like Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (MCOA) (MCOA Profile) are well-positioned to possibly garner increased traction in product sales. Other hemp-focused companies, including United Cannabis (CNAB), AmeriCann (ACAN), General Cannabis (CANN), and PotNetwork Holding, Inc. (POTN) (POTN Profile), may also weather potential legal issues caused by uncertainty.

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MCOA is a corporation engaged in business including, but not limited to: (1) product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD under the brand name “hempSMART™”, that targets general health and well-being; (2) an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD; (3) leasing of real property to separate business entities engaged in the growth and sale of cannabis in those states and jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized and properly regulated for medicinal and recreations use; and, (4) the expansion of its business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry, as the legalized markets and opportunities in this segment mature and develop. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com

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Skinvisible, Inc. (SKVI) Set to Repeat Olympic Performance in 2018 with DermSafe

  • Targeting $80 billion global skincare and dermatology market
  • Revenues to be derived from royalties and other licensing fees
  • DermSafe sales have taken off in Greater China
  • Pending merger will expand product offerings

Among the winners at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio was DermSafe® from Skinvisible’s (OTCQB: SKVI) subsidiary, Kintari. Donated to Team Canada, the non-alcohol hand sanitizing lotion offered protection from pathogens to athletes during the Olympic Games. Now, with the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea from February 8-25, the need is more pressing. Reported outbreaks of the flu have increased dramatically this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://nnw.fm/OKg3z). For the first time since it began monitoring flu patterns, the CDC has reported widespread flu activity in every part of the continental U.S. There is no doubt that antiseptics like DermSafe, which inhibit the spread of contact infections, will take center stage again. There’s a lot at stake. Influenza kills at least 12,000 Americans every year.

The main curse this season is the particularly malevolent influenza virus H3N2. It is the most dominant strain not only in the U.S. but in Canada and the UK. The virus, experts believe, is mainly transmitted through the air by droplets formed when infected persons cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets land on hard surfaces like door knobs and as soon as one touches it they have just transferred the virus to their hands. With over 90 percent of all germs coming into one’s body from their hands, it is very important to wash them regularly. Regular use of…

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NetworkNewsAudio – Repeal of Cole Memo Raises Concerns, Opportunities for Cannabis Industry

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Shortly after cannabis enthusiasts and investors celebrated California’s January 1, 2018, rollout of legal recreational marijuana sales to adults, the federal government reversed its course on marijuana policy, calling for tighter enforcement of marijuana laws. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a 2013 policy that offered some protections from federal prosecution for the cultivation, distribution and possession of cannabis in states where the highly regulated plant is legal (http://nnw.fm/7h5KR). Sessions’ decision ushered in a deeper freeze to the banking dilemma facing cannabis retailers, who have found themselves relying primarily on cash transactions since cannabis remains illegal under federal law. Although the rollback of the Cole memo created serious questions and sent marijuana-related stocks lower, there continues to be positive movement in the cannabis industry as companies such as ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) (CIIX Profile), Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK), MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI), Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT), and Xunlei Limited (XNET) invest their attention and resources on alternative financing options and the technology behind them.

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Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com endeavors to be an innovative company providing: (a) real-time market commentary, analysis, and educational related services in Chinese language character sets (traditional and simplified); (b) advertising and public relation related support services; and (c) retail and online sales of hemp-based products and other health related products. For more information visit www.ChineseInvestors.com.

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Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) Committed to Enhanced Transparency across the Oil & Gas Sector

  • Petroteq Energy Inc. has a patented, environmentally-friendly oil sands extraction technology which is suitable for all hydrocarbon deposits
  • Company is developing the first blockchain-based platform, PetroBLOQ, to meet the supply chain needs of the oil and gas sector
  • Company is dedicated to increased transparency while providing users increased productivity and lower costs

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF), a Canadian company known for its patented, environmentally-friendly oil sands extraction technology, is developing PetroBLOQ, the first blockchain-based platform focused on meeting the specific needs of players in the oil and gas industry. PetroBLOQ promises to improve efficiency, transparency and security in the oil and gas sector.

Transparency is at the heart of all that Petroteq does. The company is dedicated to implementing the same standards it has in producing clean energy to the development of this new blockchain platform. In addition to being committed to the preservation of the environment, protection of heritage and cultural landmarks, safe work environments, employee safety and respect for local residents, Petroteq has committed itself to improving the transparency and accountability of…

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IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH) is Lending to the Under-Banked in 20 US States

  • Offering consumer loans in 20 states
  • Robust underwriting standards
  • Successful track record in the industry

Despite living in the country with the world’s most sophisticated financial system, 16 million American adults are ‘unbanked’, according to the latest ‘Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households’ issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (http://nnw.fm/29Obr). Unbanked consumers are those without “a checking, savings, or money market account.” In addition, another 43 million or so are ‘under-banked’, defined as having a deposit account but also using at least one alternative financial service in the prior year. Yet prick the people who fall into these two market segments and, like their better-banked brethren, they will bleed, being no different. That similarity extends to their need for certain banking services, such as the personal loans offered by IEG Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: IEGH). The Nevada-based company offers loan products, under the label ‘Mr. Amazing Loans’, to residents of 20 states.

Who hasn’t needed, at some point, a personal loan for an emergency or to finance some venture? Yet banks are notoriously finicky. As Bob Hope once observed, “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don’t need it.” Moreover, non-bank lenders charge usurious rates. The typical payday loan has rates ranging from…

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ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) Sees Bright Future for Cryptocurrencies in China

  • Warren Wang, CEO of CIIX, says trading is active for cryptocurrencies in China on over-the-counter exchanges
  • CIIX doubles down on its commitment to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, spinning off two other corporate divisions to spend more time on building its new cryptocurrency division
  • The company’s goal is to gain revenue, profitability and value for its shareholders

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) sees a bright future for cryptocurrencies in China due to interest among Chinese investors in making cryptocurrencies part of their portfolios of assets (http://nnw.fm/8eAv8). Warren Wang, CEO of CIIX, said in a news release that the emerging middle class in China is expressing its desire to be educated about trading and investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

CIIX, as a result, is doubling down on its commitment to bitcoin growth by offering a real-time daily video broadcast from the NYSE, targeted at the Chinese-speaking community in China and North America. The broadcast’s goal is to educate viewers on the latest cryptocurrency news. The company also hosts…

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