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Advantage Lithium Releases Positive PEA for Cauchari JV

Vancouver-based Advantage Lithium (TSXV:AAL) has published a positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Cauchari joint venture (JV) project in Jujuy, Argentina, the company announced on Tuesday (August 14).

The company’s flagship project, which Advantage Lithium is developing in partnership with lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE,TSX:ORE), has a mine life of 25 years, including a three-year ramp up for 20,000 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate production.

The report indicates a US$ 827-million after-tax net present value at an 8-percent discount rate and an internal rate of return of 24.3 percent for 20,000 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate production.

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Pre-production capital costs are estimated at US$ 401 million, with operating costs averaging US$ 3,667 per tonne of lithium carbonate after production ramp up.

“This clearly demonstrates the potential of Cauchari JV as a robust project with operating costs expected to be in the lower quartile of the industry cost curve,” said David Sidoo, CEO and founder.

Looking ahead, Advantage intends to advance rapidly through phase 3 drilling and well-testing programs to measured and indicated resources as an input to its dynamic production model.

“The results from this work are required to support resource to reserve conversion and to achieve our target definitive feasibility study completion by Q2 2019,” Sidoo added.

In May, Advantage published an updated resource estimate that increased Cauchari’s inferred resource to 3 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent at 450 mg/L lithium. These results together with the PEA form the basis to advance to a feasibility study.

According to the company, production is planned to start in 2021, with the plant ramping up over three years to a steady state of 20,000 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate.

Aside from Cauchari, the company also owns a 100-percent interest in three additional lithium exploration properties in Argentina: Antofalla, Incahuasi and Guayatayoc.

After the announcement, shares of Advantage Lithium increased 2.3 percent in Toronto. As of 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday (August 15), Advantage Lithium’s share price sat at C$ 0.80.

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Yesterday, Ripple Labs scored a small victory, winning one of its many ongoing legal suits. Fast forward twenty-four hours, and the Ripple price has corrected. But why? Is XRP’s activity Wednesday linked to the Ripple lawsuit? Or is there another catalyst that’s helping the price?

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Ripple Labs has been slapped over and over again with lawsuits this year. In fact, the last one came on August 9. For these reasons, the Tuesday win is likely a breath of fresh air for Ripple Labs and the XRP community. 

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Show Notes: MJBizCon INT’L Cannabis Investing Crash Course

Investors looking to get an insider perspective on the cannabis landscape got a crash course on valuations, potential emerging markets and industry trends during the pre-conference day of the MJBizCon INT’L show in Toronto.

On Tuesday (August 15), the Investing News Network (INN) had the opportunity to attend the kick-off day for MJBizCon INT’L. It was focused on all things business and investing for the cannabis sector.

Here are some of INN’s highlights from the first day of MJBizCon INT’L for those who missed it.

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10 things to know for investors

After an initial presentation from Scott Greiper, president of Viridian Capital Advisors, investors got a rundown of the 10 main things everyone needs to know when looking to invest in cannabis. It was led by Troy Dayton, CEO of the Arcview Group, a company that oversees the Marijuana Index, which tracks North American cannabis stocks.

Dayton said investors should be aware of finicky regulations, be skeptical of export dreams and acknowledge that policy change doesn’t happen with an empty wallet.

The executive recommended placing 1 percent of investment money or earnings into organizations helping make these changes happen. Through his presentation, Dayton covered two of the biggest players in the market: investors and consumers.

Most cannabis consumers are not wealthy, Dayton explained, meaning when considering aspects such as branding and costs, keeping low-cost products in mind can be beneficial.

He highlighted lower-cost products as a “huge missed opportunity” in the space, explaining that consumers from lower incomes may be more inclined to buy from illicit sources due to cost. Dayton also explained that the industry can look simpler than it actually is. With factors like regulation and legality issues, the cannabis industry is a different ballgame from the average commodity investment.

Dayton said one of the best ways to stay sharp is to build a strong network of knowledgeable people in the industry so you have experts to turn to when choosing your investment strategy.

“There’s a certain camaraderie when you invest into this industry,” he said.

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International investing considerations

Following Dayton’s presentation was a panel discussion about the different factors surrounding international investment in the cannabis space. It featured Hadley Ford, CEO of iAnthus Capital Management (CSE:IAN); Matt Karnes, founder of GreenWave Advisors; and Samuel Proctor, CEO of GTV Capital, a special situations fund focused on the Canadian cannabis industry.

As the panelists weighed the pros, cons and outright feasibility of certain international ventures, Karnes said when considering certain countries for business and expansion some major red flags are a country’s financial stability and whether it has seen recent conflict like a civil uprising. “You have to really look at the political risk, the economic risk for every country,” Karnes said.

Karnes also highlighted the importance of strategic partners when looking to scale globally.

“There are some companies now entering into the fray in cannabis that already are scaled, like the beverage companies, so if you want to make a play, you already have that kind of infrastructure, the marketing, distribution and so forth,” he said.

As the panel began to wrap up, the three speakers were asked which opportunities they are most excited about in the cannabis space in the next five years. Proctor said he is most excited about the full federal legalization of cannabis in the US, highlighting growth in the medicinal sector. “The sooner [full federal legalization] happens, the better,” he said.

“I think we now have or will soon have that needed momentum where we’re going to take the overall market-wide level of research and understanding to the next level,” Proctor added.

Hadley explained his excitement is about the opportunity for significant growth in the space, honing in on revenue and market expansion. “Today you’ve got a US$ 50-billion market in the US, both black and white markets, that represents probably 12 or 13 percent for penetration rate,” he said.

Hadley said the projection for the next 10 years is upwards of 50-percent entry in the market, which he explained will still be “well below” where alcohol, wine and beer are found.

Karnes echoed Hadley’s sentiment by explaining that many of his clients feel similarly towards upcoming growth potential in the cannabis space.

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Valuations

Canopy Ventures Managing Director Micah Tapman offered investors a look at valuations in the cannabis space. Tapman’s chat touched on the various types of risks that can go into cannabis investing.

“You need to understand your baseline risk — what is a US treasury, which is the lowest level risk for an investor? Real estate is a mid-market risk, and jump onto those types of things to then put cannabis into perspective,” Tapman told INN after his panel.

“The reality is, I could probably make 12 to 15 percent doing much less risky investing in other sectors, so if I’m going to be investing in cannabis, I really need to be north of 18 percent, which would be sort of the upper end for [factor investing], which is a risky investment, but not so risky as cannabis.”

Public markets

Later in the day, INN checked out a presentation on the public markets by Jason Zandberg, a cannabis equity analyst for PI Financial.

Zandberg started by explaining that cannabis trading has remained fairly straightforward since the beginning. Investors have to pick licensed producers and then evaluate medical sales. However, he explained, that is about to change.

“This market is changing, is going to continue to change, it’s going to specialize,” the analyst said.

Zandberg explained companies counting only on licenses and the size of cultivation facilities are not worth an investment to him. He said stocks with cultivation-only licenses average about a C$ 68-million market cap, while pre-applicants have an average C$ 40-million valuation.

“A lot of investors will look at that and say that’s a fraction of the billion-dollar market cap of some of these companies, but we see this as a very expensive lottery ticket,” he added.

One emerging area Zandberg is particularly bullish on is retailing. “If we do see this overcapacity situation, we believe retailers will be in great position to capitalize on the lower price,” he said.

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Constellation Investment Gives “Shot in the Arm” to Cannabis Market

On Wednesday (August 15) the cannabis industry received a much needed ‘shot in the arm’ thanks to alcohol producer Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) re-upping its stake in Canadian licensed producer (LP) Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED,NYSE:CGC).

The alcohol company will invest C$ 5 billion in Canopy and obtain 104.5 million shares of Canopy, effectively gaining a 38 percent stake in the company. The resulting money, Canopy said, will be used to execute the company’s global strategy in countries where cannabis laws may be favorable.

The Constellation announcement came alongside the first quarter results for the fiscal 2019 year from Canopy, leading to a double digit percent jump for the producer’s Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listing.

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Canopy closed Wednesday’s trading session up 31.70 percent with a price per share of C$ 42.35, one of its highest so far in 2018.

“Over the past year, we’ve come to better understand the cannabis market, the tremendous growth opportunity it presents, and Canopy’s market-leading capabilities in this space,” Rob Sands, CEO of Constellation Brands said.

The US company had already obtained a 9.9 percent stake in Canopy last year, an announcement that boosted the cannabis stock market through a significant rush in January 2018.

“We view this investment in our business as an endorsement of our execution since forming our initial strategic relationship in October 2017,” Bruce Linton co-CEO of Canopy Growth said.

The relationship between the two companies also hints at the potential infused beverages holds in the cannabis industry. Many players are entering this particular space and the Canopy and Constellation duo has announced its intentions to develop these beverages.

Charles Taerk, president and CEO of Faircourt Asset Management, said the goal will be for a disrupting set of products that can serve as a replacement of alcoholic beverages and can also disrupt the health market.

Cannabis market enjoys benefits from vote of confidence from Constellation Brands

Taerk told the Investing News Network (INN) following the dip from the Ontario delay on recreational cannabis retail sales the Constellation investment “is a shot in the arm to remind [investors] that it’s not just about the short term, this is a long term play.”

Taerk speculated some of the next would be hopefuls to obtain a partnership with a global venture are Aphria (TSX:APH), Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB), Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), CannTrust Holdings (TSX:TRST), Cronos Group (TSX:CRON,NASDAQ:CRON) and Organigram (TSXV:OGI).

“It legitimizes the Canadian businesses and it legitimizes global recreational and medical opportunities and then you ask the question ‘ok who’s next?’… That is really a list of companies that we feel are well positioned, have capacity and don’t have a dance partner, so it’s potential,” Taerk said.

Following the closing bell on Wednesday, every stock on the Canadian Index of The Marijuana Index, showed a rise in share price, with the only exception being Namaste Technologies (TSXV:N) remaining the same as its previous close.

The actual Canadian Index itself was up 52.21 percent following a dip caused by the Ontario announcement on retail cannabis sales.

The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSX:HMMJ) and the Horizons Marijuana Growers Index ETF (NEO:HMJR) both shot up with a rise of 11.65 and 7.25 percent.

Except for The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX:TGOD), all of Canopy’s fellow TSX-listed cannabis licensed producers enjoyed a double-digit percentage jump on Wednesday.

Investor takeaway

Taerk told INN there is still upside for Canopy’s stock as he anticipates a growth in earnings, a lacking area in the company’s report, during the second half of 2018 and early into 2019.

“We anticipate that once the provincial sales agreement starts to kick in, which will be in calendar Q3 and Q4 of this year, then you’re going to start to see the change, you’re going to see increased revenue but you’re also going to get to have positive earnings,” he said.

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Armstrong spoke at Bloomberg’s Players Technology Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday. Cryptocurrency had a huge rise last year, more particularly towards the second half of the year, but most investors who entered the game late have lost money.

From its all-time high of almost $ 20,000 back in December, Bitcoin has dropped nearly 70 percent. All of the other altcoins have followed suit, in a wave of panic selling. …

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Bio-Key Maintains Guidance Amidst Low Cash Flow

Bio-Key International (NASDAQ:BKYI) has reiterated its full year revenue guidance of US$ 8 million to US$ 12 million despite lacking the cash reserves to manufacture the products.

In its second quarter results announced on Tuesday (August 14), the company reported that its total revenues declined to US$ 748,141 from US$ 886,881 compared to the previous year’s Q2 results.

Further, the company’s revenues for the six-month period was US$ 1.5 million versus US$ 2.3 million in the same period last year. The company attributed the decline to the timing of larger software and hardware deals.

The company reported that it had a net working capital of US$ 3.6 million as compared to US$ 4.7 million on December 31, 2017.

Known for its biometric solutions, Bio-Key International has both hardware and software products with its hardware portfolio ranging from finger scanning devices to padlocks. The company has software solutions ranging from encrypting user data to biometric fingerprint authentication softwares for securing user data.

Last year, the company generated US$ 6.3 million in revenue and revealed in its earnings call on Tuesday the revenue ratio between hardware and software is 70 percent to 30 percent.

Mike DePasquale, CEO of Bio-Key International, said on the call that hardware could again contribute to a significant portion of its revenue this year, but that the split could change to 60 percent to 40 percent.

With the company required to generate US$ 3.2 million in each of the next two quarters to meet its guidance, questions on the earnings call were asked on whether the company has the cash to continue to grow with the revenue.

“It depends on the timing, it depends on the size of orders, it depends on the term, so … I really can’t answer that question,” DePasquale said.

DePasquale explained the company is looking at options to supports its business and has factoring arrangements in place.

“It certainly takes more cash for us to build inventory…buy parts and pieces and components, to be ready to ship on a short term bass,” DePasquale said. “We have a credit line that we put in place. A number of years ago, actually two years ago we’ve not drawn down on our utilized.”

Recently Bio-Key International has secured numerous partnerships across Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Its most recent partnership was with Claro announced on August 2 with the Latin American telecom company selecting Bio-Key software to secure access to customer data.

“As we’re expanding our international operations, as we have more irons in the fire, as we’re selling to a broader base of customers in not only various industries, but in various geographies, I think we’ll get more visibility into our business, but that may not happen for another year,” DePasquale said.

Following Tuesday’s announcement, shares of Bio-Key International closed the trading session on Wednesday (August 15) at US$ 1.79 with the stock down 0.6 percent over the two day trading period. On TipRanks, the share has a moderate buy ranking with an analyst target price of US$ 5 which translates to an 185 percent upside from the current price.

The stock has a sell ranking on TradingView with 16 verticals against, seven neutral and three in favour.

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Crop Advances Its San Bernardino Dispensary Application and Increases Ownership in California Farm

CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CSE:CROP) (OTCMKTS:CRXPF) (“CROP” or the “Company”) announces it has received confirmation that its San Bernardino dispensary application has passed stage one of the application review process. As previously announced on July 5th 2018, CROP has agreed to finance the purchase of real estate on the granting of a California dispensary license. The proposed dispensaries will operate under the brand, “Emerald Heights”.

Furthermore, the Company is pleased to announce it has increased its ownership from 30% to 49% for its “Emerald Triangle” cannabis production facility tenanted by “Hempire” in Humboldt California. This 30,000 square foot production facility sits on approximately nine acres and consists of a 10,000 square foot medicinal cannabis greenhouse facility and an additional 20,000 square feet of recreational licensed canopy.

As previously announced on August 9th 2018, harvesting at the Humboldt operation recently began at the first of five 2,000 square foot greenhouses and is expected to continue at a rate of one greenhouse per week. As each greenhouse is harvested new starter plants will populate the canopy space. Once the 10,000 square feet of plants have been taken down, the additional 20,000 square feet of canopy will then be harvested.

CROP Infrastructure Director & CEO Michael Yorke states: “This is an exciting time for CROP as our tenant begins its first harvest in California which makes this an ideal time to increase our ownership in the project from 30% to 49%. Our Humboldt facility is located in one of the most important cannabis jurisdictions in the US and potentially the world known as the Emerald Triangle. With the advancement of our dispensary application we are now moving towards assisting tenants in becoming fully vertically integrated in the State of California.”

The Company will purchase the additional 20% of Humboldt for total consideration of $ 1.0 Million CAD by issuing 5,000,000 shares at a deemed price of $ 0.20 per share; 100% of these shares will be escrowed for 12 months, with 25% becoming free trading every 3 months thereafter.

About Humboldt Holdings LLC

Located in Humboldt County, California the property is 8.46 acres and currently houses a 10,000 square foot greenhouse as well as a barn, garage and residence. On site are five 5,000-gallon water tanks, a well and pump house and a 30 x 60 ft. drying shed. The property is zoned for a 10,000 square foot medical and a 20,000 square foot recreational cannabis license.

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About CROP

CROP Infrastructure Corp. is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange and trades under the symbol “CROP” and in the US under the symbol “CRXPF”. CROP is primarily engaged in the business of investing, constructing, owning and leasing greenhouse projects as part of the provision of turnkey real estate solutions for lease-to-licensed cannabis producers and processors offering best-in-class operations. The Company’s portfolio of projects includes cultivation properties in California, Washington State, Nevada, Italy, Jamaica and a joint venture on West Hollywood and San Bernardino dispensary applications.  CROP has developed a portfolio of 15 Cannabis brands and has US and Italian distribution rights to a line of over 55 topical cannabis products from The Yield Growth Corp.

Company Contact

Michael Yorke – CEO & Director

E-mail: info@cropcorp.com

Website: www.cropcorp.com

Phone: (604) 484-4206

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements and are prospective in nature. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may”, “should”, “could”, “intend”, “estimate”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “believe” or “continue”, or the negative thereof or similar variations. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding the purchase, development and leasing of projects, commencement of construction of additional greenhouses, estimated Tenant production of product, the pursuit of new opportunities and the expansion of CROP’s portfolio. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding the Company’s ability to execute on its business plan, raise additional funds as and when required, legal and political risks regarding the cannabis industry, including the changes of municipal, state, provincial and federal laws thereof, the risk that Humboldt may require further capital to execute on its expansion plans and other factors beyond the control of the Company. Such forward-looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors, and the Company is not under any obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. In addition, marijuana remains a Schedule I drug under the United States Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Although Congress has prohibited the US Justice Department from spending federal funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws, this prohibition must be renewed each year to remain in effect.

The CSE has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the content of this press release.

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Ripple Targets China

Jeremy Light, VP of European Union Strategic accounts at Ripple, had a phone interview with CNBC and said, “China is definitely of interest, it is definitely a target.“

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Panel Explores Risks of Adapting Cannabis Business to New Market

As cannabis markets continue to open across the globe, companies are eager to translate products and brands into emerging new areas of the sector. As such, a panel at this year’s MJBizCon INT’L in Toronto will cover the challenges companies face when interacting in foreign markets.

Jennifer Sanders CEO of equity firm of CNS Equity Partners will lead the panel during the second day of the conference on Wednesday (August 15).

As part of our coverage of the MJBizCon INT’L,  the Investing News Network (INN) had the opportunity to chat with Sanders about her panel during the conference and the strategy for her equity firm.

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Sanders explained her panel will evaluate the need for companies to understand there are multiple operational challenges and pitfalls within the cannabis industry innately that can affect the move into a new geographical market.

The executive said the first thing she looks at when evaluating companies with intentions to make the jump into a new market are their investment advisory teams.

“If someone does not have or they don’t have access to someone who has that international advisory, international council auditing, tax… There’s really no way that they are going to be able to navigate properly, it’s extremely expensive to bring these people on,” Sanders told INN.

Capitalization plays a big role in expansion for Sanders, as she explained it the process of going into a foreign space for a company is a lot more expensive than projected.

Another factor for Sanders is how translatable a product or a concept or the brand itself will be in the new market. “Are people in, say, Southern California going to adopt a brand that came from Canada and what speaks to them about that.”

Landscape of investment in the cannabis space and growth of health/wellness

CNS Equity Partners has a focus on investing based on impact methodology, essentially which companies have “strong philanthropic business practices” or are performing in an environmentally and socially responsible way.

Sanders told INN there is a correlation for cannabis and hemp to be adopted within the health and wellness market space, which she said in its entirety is outpacing the growth of cannabis.

One of CNS’ portfolio companies, The Green Heart, is a cannabis dispensary offering an entire holistic approach to the sector in Oregon. Its stores offer consumers juices, salads and yoga classes. The company also has an approved cannabis license.

According to Sanders, The Green Heart will begin offering franchise licenses in 2019. The dispensary will setup the new shops for the franchisee adopters including operating the store, doing inventory management and keeping everything compliant.

“I think that’s also a really unique way of entering the industry of having a store like that but having the time to learn the way that this business works, that’s really exciting to me,” she said.

Investor takeaway

When asked about the areas of interest for investment in the cannabis space, Sanders said she has noticed a lot of product and brand side. While expressing some concerns for the cultivation side of the industry, Sanders said investors have been high on retail.

Following the announcement from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government to open the retail market to private companies for the sale of recreational cannabis, the interest on the retail strategy from cannabis companies has gained momentum as a top metric for investors.

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Messaging Giant Line Launches Token Venture Fund

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LINE, the Japanese messaging giant, has today announced the launch of its token venture fund.

The Token venture fund will have a capital commitment of $ 10 million USD via LINE’s subsidiary, Unblock Ventures. Unblock Ventures was recently established in Hong Kong in only July of this year.

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The publicly traded LINE made the announcement earlier today and said its goal is to invest in blockchain startups with the ambition of boosting technological development.

Unblock Ventures, will manage the fund but the actual capital of $ 10 million will be provided …

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Math test could earn collectors a profit

Have you ever done the math puzzles where a series of numbers are laid out and then you are asked what the next number is?

Try it this morning.

The numbers are 106,108, 39,281, 18,730 and 9,503.

What is the next number in the sequence?

The answer is something we would all like to know – at least those of us who are following sales of the San Francisco Mint 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set.

If you can figure out the answer, you will be able to determine whether the set will sell out.

Maximum mintage is 200,000.

All the benefits to speculators that accrue in an instantaneous sellout are out of the question. That boat has sailed.

However, secondary market sellers who eventually can claim they are offering a sold-out product will have an easier time.

But will they be able to?

What the sequence of four numbers represents is the sales increase week to week of the reverse proof set.

First report was 106,108 sold.

The following week, an extra 39,281 were sold.

This put the running total at 145,389.

The next week, an additional 18,730 were sold to bring the running total up to 164,119.

A gain of 9,503 was just reported by the Mint.

The running tally now is 173,622.

What do you think the fifth number in the sequence will be?

My guess is 4,700, roughly half this week’s sales increase, which was also roughly half of the prior week’s increase.

With sales standing at 173,622, adding another 4,700 would leave the set 21,778 short of a sellout.

If the rate of sales keeps dropping by half each week, the set will never sell out.

However, there is another force at work.

When total sales get close enough to a sellout number, there is almost a gravitational pull exerted on buyer behavior to push sales to the sellout number.

Is this week’s 173,622 sales total close enough to have entered that gravity zone?

It is certainly a close call.

My guess of 4,700 additional sales next week would be an indication that gravity has not gone to work.

What do you think?

If you get the answer right, you could earn a profit on the secondary market.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017 . He is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

 

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Bold Ventures Acquires Additional Ground at J&B Lithium Project

Bold Ventures Inc. (TSXV: BOL) (“Bold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 28 mining claims that comprise approximately 503 hectares or 1242 acres. These claims are located contiguous to the Company’s Jean claim group that is part of Bold’s J&B Lithium Project. The subject claims are also contiguous to and on the east side of the Parole Lake patented mining claims held by Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (please see J&B project details on our website www.boldventuresinc.com)

The claims were acquired to cover the potential eastern strike extension of the historical No. 4 Dike within the Parole Lake patented claims. The No. 4 Dike was estimated to contain 1,689,000 tons at 1.30% Li2O from 4893 m (16,053 ft.) of diamond drilling.  This information is from an unpublished report by J.P. Walter in E.G. Pye’s report dated 1965, reference: Pye, E.G. 1965. Geology and lithium deposits of the Georgia Lake area, District of Thunder Bay; Ontario Department of Mines, Geological Report No. 31, 113p. Accompanying map, Map 2056, Georgia Lake Area.

Two diamond drill holes completed by Rock Tech Lithium Inc. in 2011 intersected the No. 4 Dike on the eastern side of the Parole Lake patented claims. Hole PL-11-01 and PL-11-02 were located approximately 250 and 300 m respectively from the boundary with Bold’s newly acquired claims. Hole PL-11-01 returned 7.29 m @ 1.76% Li2O (including 5.15 m @ 2.29% Li2O) and Hole PL-11-02 returned 5.41 m @ 1.25% Li2O (including 3.0 m @ 1.77% Li2O). Reference: Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc., Author Adrian Peshkepia, M.Sc., P. Geo., Drill Report For 2010-2011 Winter Drilling Program, June 14, 2011, prepared for Rock Tech Lithium Inc.

Management believes that the No. 4 Dike described in the historical work referenced above, within the Parole Lake patented ground, remains open along strike to the east. The Company regards the Georgia Lake Pegmatite Field as a large fertile Lithium bearing region that displays high potential for significant new discoveries.

The J&B Lithium Project now encompasses a total of 3,057 hectares or 7,551 acres within two claim groups named the Jean claims and the Barbara claims.

The terms of the option agreement call for the payment of $ 2,000 cash and the issuance of 100,000 common shares of Bold to the Vendor on closing and the expenditure of at least $ 10,000 on the Property before the first year anniversary of closing. An optional payment of $ 3,000 and 150,000 common shares of Bold is due on the first year anniversary of closing. Subsequent optional payments over the next two years total $ 75,000 in cash and/or common shares (in any combination at Bold’s option) and $ 75,000 in work expended on the property.

Upon fulfilling these optional terms Bold will earn a 100% interest in the property subject to a 1.5% Net Smelter Royalty (NSR) in favour of the Vendor. At any time until a production decision is made on the Property, the Company shall have the right to purchase from the Vendor a 1.0% NSR for $ 500,000 leaving the Vendor with a 0.5% NSR in the Property. After a production decision is made, if the 1.0% NSR has not been purchased, the Company shall have the right to purchase the 1.0% NSR at any time thereafter for $ 750,000. The transaction is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Bold is currently planning a prospecting, sampling and geological mapping program scheduled to commence this month.

In other news, the Company is pleased to report that a prospecting and mapping crew has been mobilized to its Stover gold property to carry out an initial program of geological mapping, prospecting and sampling.

The technical information in this news release was reviewed and approved by Gerald D. White, B.Sc., P. Geo., a qualified person (QP) for the purposes of NI 43-101.

About Bold Ventures Inc.

In Ontario, the Company has recently optioned the Stover Gold Property covering approximately 20 kms of the Goudreau-Missanabie Shear Zone that is host to numerous past and present gold producers. At the Koper Lake Project, centrally located within the Ring of Fire and directly adjacent to the Eagles Nest nickel-copper massive sulphide deposit, the Company has earned a 10% carried interest in the Blackhorse Chromite resource and a 40% working interest in all other metals with the opportunity to earn an additional 10% carried interest in the Black Horse chromite and an additional 40% working interest in all other metals. Bold and its subsidiary Rencore Resources Ltd. have extensive holdings comprised of over 18 claim groups in and around the Ring of Fire area of the James Bay Lowlands. Bold has the option to earn a 100% interest in the Wilcorp gold property (subject to a 1% NSR). In Québec, Bold’s primary focus is on its 100% owned Lac Grasset project that straddles the Sunday Lake Deformation Zone in the Matagami area, within the historically prolific Abitibi Greenstone belt of North-western Québec.

For additional information about Bold Ventures and our projects please visit www.boldventuresinc.com or contact Bold Ventures Inc. at 416-864-1456.

“David B. Graham”
David B.Graham
President and CEO

“Richard Nemis”
Richard Nemis
Chairman of the Board

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 release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

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