Monday, January 22, 2018

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://ibn.fm/2rjXw). 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 an alcohol hand sanitizer will work as a replacement to hand washing, but it, too, is only immediate and offers no long term protection. Independent studies verify that DermSafe, when applied to the hands, offers a continuous long term kill on bacteria and viruses tested including the H3N2 virus. Consequently, a hand sanitizer like DermSafe is a vital safeguard against the spread of such germs.
DermSafe incorporates Skinvisible’s proprietary Invisicare® drug delivery technology, which is effective at bonding active ingredients to the skin for up to four hours and longer. Invisicare is non-occlusive; it allows normal skin respiration and perspiration while moisturizing and protecting against exposure from a wide variety of environmental irritants. When topically applied, products formulated with Invisicare adhere to the skin’s outer layers, forming a protective bond, resisting wash-off and delivering targeted levels of therapeutic or cosmetic skincare agents to the skin. This allows enhanced delivery performance for a variety of topicals resulting in improved efficacy, longer duration of action, reduced irritation and lower dosage of active agent required. The “invisible” polymer compositions that make up Invisicare wear off as part of the natural exfoliation process that removes the skin’s outer layer of cells.
Having made its debut in Rio, DermSafe is set for a repeat performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Skinvisible has donated over 1,000 bottles of DermSafe to the Canadian Olympic team. DermSafe provides a long-lasting protective barrier that binds to the skin and actively combats the spread of germs between people and between people and hard surfaces. Composed of four percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), the same active ingredient found in soaps used in hospital operating rooms, DermSafe offers long-term protection and destroys both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and viruses. It has proven effective against a host of infectious germs, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Sales of DermSafe have already taken off in China, and the product will be marketed throughout Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
China, with a population of over 1.6 billion people, exhibits a strong demand for American-made products, driven both by the growth of the middle class in large cities and an increased desire for high quality products. Last year, China imported $2.7 billion in personal care products, and around 69 percent of Chinese women, in one recent survey, said they are in the market for such products and would buy them from online stores, spending an average of $1,800 a year. As well as DermSafe, Kintari offers a line of anti-aging products that includes day cream, night cream, hand and body lotion, and sunscreen. Skinvisible’s foray into Greater China is in line with its strategy of driving Kintari-branded product sales through subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada and international distribution and licensing agreements.
Along with Skinvisible’s cosmeceutical and over-the-counter products, Skinvisible has signed a letter of intent with Quoin Pharmaceuticals Inc. to merge the two companies and to pursue additional medical conditions, such as post-surgical pain and PTSD with suicidal thoughts in the military.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Skinvisible.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 the oil and gas sector. The company is actively engaged in creating an open peer-to-peer network, removing fraud and corruption along the supply chain. Petroteq management takes seriously their commitment to clean, sustainable energy and social responsibility in everything they do.
PetroBLOQ promises to provide users with increased transparency while improving productivity and lowering costs. With this tool in place, the constantly evolving geopolitical atmosphere and market fluctuations of the oil and gas industry are expected to become simpler to navigate. Every level of the oil and gas supply chain has its own challenges. This new technology seeks to eliminate a number of those challenges and aims to help producers by way of prevention.
In his end of the year letter to shareholders (http://ibn.fm/A4y5k), chairman and CEO Aleksandr Blyumkin said that, with the patented clean heavy oil extraction technology being successful, the company is on the cusp of 87 million barrels of contingent resources. In 2017, it increased efficiency that could bring production capacity to 1,000 bpd (barrels per day). He goes on to speak of the new blockchain technology, saying, “Through our recently created PetroBLOQ subsidiary, and a working relationship with First Bitcoin Capital we intend to help reduce the massive administrative costs in the Energy Industry, as a developer and service provider of Blockchain enabled technology products.”
With zero greenhouse gas, zero waste and an emphasis on transparency, Petroteq Energy Inc. is dedicated to developing new technologies to help companies in the industry secure competitive advantage and cost efficiency.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Petroteq.energy
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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://ibn.fm/XmUwO). 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 391 percent to 521 percent annual percentage rate (APR) on loans ranging from $100 to $1,000, according to the Center for Responsible Lending.
Conversely, the rates offered by Mr. Amazing Loans are affordable and designed with low, fixed repayments to fit into consumer budgets, with the added goal of helping clients reach a stronger financial position. The company offers $5,000 and $10,000 personal loans over a five-year term at rates ranging from 12.0 percent to 29.9 percent APR in 20 states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Thoughtful underwriting standards separate gold from the straw. To be eligible, a consumer must, among other criteria, have a minimum gross annual income of $40,000, a minimum credit score of 600 and a steady employment history. Loans are originated, processed and serviced out of the company’s Las Vegas corporate offices, which eliminates the need for IEGH to have a brick-and-mortar office in each state where it is licensed to conduct business. Consumers are able to receive same-day processing and are assured of no hidden or additional fees, no prepayment penalties and reasonable interest rates.
IEGH has a 6 1/2-year track record of originating, underwriting and servicing personal loans to under-banked consumers. It has become adept, through that experience and knowledge in the consumer finance industry, at achieving a meaningful return on its loan portfolio. In addition, the company has the clout to attract capital markets financing, as it has signaled with recent private placements of common and preferred stock. IEGH has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, IEC, its U.S. operating entity that holds all its state licenses, leases, employee contracts and other operating and administrative assets, and IEC SPV, a bankruptcy remote special purpose entity that holds the U.S. loans. The company recently introduced a third subsidiary, Investment Evolution Crypto, LLC.
Paul Mathieson, IEG Holdings chairman and chief executive officer, has over 22 years’ experience in lending, funds management, stock market research and investment banking. Mathieson founded IEG Holdings Limited in Sydney, Australia, launching the Mr. Amazing Loans business in that country in 2005 and then in the United States via IEGC in 2010. He was awarded Ernst & Young’s 2007 Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Eastern Region). Mathieson is joined by Carla Cholewinski, who serves as chief operating officer with over 37 years of experience in the finance industry, including banking, credit union management, regulatory oversight, debt securitization and underwriting.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.InvestmentEvolution.com
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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://ibn.fm/KZGmN). 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 a bitcoin ATM in the lobby of its San Gabriel, California, headquarters.
Wang, in a recent interview on The Bad Crypto Podcast (http://ibn.fm/xt19y), said that Chinese investors are selling and buying cryptocurrencies through unregulated, over-the-counter exchanges, because conventional exchanges are banned by the government from trading in cryptocurrencies. These investors, he said, are persistent in their desire to trade the volatile cryptocurrency. Wang stressed that the Chinese community is motivated by the growth of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
CIIX is a diverse company serving the Chinese-speaking community. It has recently spun off two of its corporate divisions that were involved in hemp marketing and the legal cannabis industry to focus, instead, on the education and marketing of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
“There’s so many cryptocurrencies from China emerging, or at least on the exchange right now,” he said in the interview. He added that there is tremendous opportunity for CIIX to bring added revenue and profitability to its shareholders as the Chinese investment community seeks education about the volatile market of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He urged entrepreneurs to be patient as this large community takes time to learn more about this market.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ChineseInvestors.com
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SPYR, Inc. (SPYR) Integrating Blockchain Technology into its Pocket Starships Flagship Game

  • SPYR eyes greater shareholder value, as the move is expected to increase revenues and profitability through fees charged to players for maintenance and trading of planets they “own”
  • The blockchain technology integration will also allow SPYR to market planets held in the blockchain to others with space-themed games
  • Pocket Starships players will have greater ownership of the planets they buy, and they will be able to execute P2P (player-to-player) transactions with cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin
SPYR, Inc. (OTC: SPYR) has announced that it is executing the integration of blockchain technology into its Pocket Starships flagship game within its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPYR APPS, LLC (http://ibn.fm/OHREn). The result will be additional revenue from the integration of blockchain into Pocket Starships, the company said. In addition, the technology, marketed through SPYR, will also be available to others who have developed and published their own space-themed games.
Blockchain will hold planets in the Pocket Starships game. SPYR then anticipates generating more revenue by charging players for maintenance of the planets and by getting a percentage of the revenues on the buying, selling and trading of planets. Each planet held by blockchain will be unique and tradable on the public planet real estate market, SPYR said. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, can be used to buy and sell planets.
SPYR, Inc., is a Denver-based holding company which is eyeing additional acquisitions within the mobile application, game development and similar verticals markets. Its goal is to expand its holdings, generate more revenue and boost shareholder value by increasing profits.
In a news release, James R. Thompson, CEO and president of SPYR, said, “I believe we have come up with a very exciting way to implement Blockchain technology both within and beyond Pocket Starships. The ability to own a planet that creates in-game resources is something that will appeal to our players and keeping the planet on the blockchain will allow SPYR to work with other developers and publishers to have the planets exist in any number of space-themed games.”
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SPYR.com
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QualityStocksNewsBreaks – Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) Developing Solution to Oil and Gas Industry Supply Chain Difficulties

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF), a company focused on the development and implementation of environmentally friendly heavy oil processing and extraction technologies, recently endeavored to develop a blockchain platform to help solve oil and gas supply chain issues. An article discussing the company’s new technology reads: “PetroBLOQ will be the first blockchain-based platform to exclusively serve needs related to the supply chain within the oil and gas industry, addressing issues like cost constraints faced by participants within the industry. It is anticipated that those who use PetroBLOQ will save both time and money and will also benefit from improved transparency, which the blockchain offers, making navigation of the constantly changing global market much easier and giving companies a competitive edge within the oil and gas space.”
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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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QualityStocksNewsBreaks – IEG Holdings Corp. (IEGH) Views Current Tender Offer as Solid Short-term Investment for Shareholders

IEG Holdings (OTCQB: IEGH), a provider of unsecured consumer loans, recently announced a tender offer to exchange 13 shares of the company’s common stock for each share of common stock of LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC). An article discussing the offer reads: “IEG Holdings Corporation (OTCQB: IEGH) recently announced (http://ibn.fm/mAbCE) that it has begun a tender offer for 4.99 percent of the common shares of LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC). The offer, set to expire on February 22, 2018, is for up to an aggregate of 20,701,999 common shares. The transaction calls for the exchange of 13 shares of IEG Holdings common stock for each share of LendingClub. … IEGH believes that the offer is a solid short-term investment for its shareholders.”
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About IEG Holdings Corporation
IEG Holdings Corporation provides online $5,000 and $10,000 unsecured consumer loans under the brand name, “Mr. Amazing Loans,” via its website, www.MrAmazingLoans.com. In addition, IEG Holdings announced on December 22, 2017 that it has formed Investment Evolution Crypto, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of IEG Holdings (“Crypto”). Crypto will explore the legalities and economic risks and benefits of entering into a joint venture with Investment Evolution Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of IEG Holdings (“IEC”), to accept repayment of customer loans in the form of crypto/blockchain currencies such as Bitcoin, provide the crypto equivalent of $5,000 and $10,000 loans to customers, and also potentially create and issue an IEC cryptocurrency. Crypto has not begun operations and is in the development planning stages to explore these business opportunities in this time of changing technology. For more information about IEG Holdings, visit www.InvestmentEvolution.com
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