Thursday, June 21, 2018

Investorideas.com - HORIZONS #ETFS Launches Horizons #Blockchain Technology & Hardware Index ETF

Investorideas.com - HORIZONS #ETFS Launches Horizons #Blockchain Technology & Hardware Index ETF

Investorideas.com - Breaking #Blockchain Stock News: GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE: MPLS) (FSE: 48G) (WKN: A2JF6W) Announces Full Integration of a Cryptocurrency Payment Processing Technology

Investorideas.com - Breaking #Blockchain Stock News: GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE: MPLS) (FSE: 48G) (WKN: A2JF6W) Announces Full Integration of a Cryptocurrency Payment Processing Technology




#CryptoCorner: St. Louis Fed Now Tracking #Crypto, India to Launch National #Blockchain Platform, #Rapper #Akon Set to Introduce New #Cryptocurrency


#CryptoCorner:  St. Louis Fed Now Tracking #Crypto, India to Launch National #Blockchain Platform, #Rapper #Akon Set to Introduce New #Cryptocurrency

Stanford Founds Blockchain Research Centre



Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC –June 21, 2018 -  Investorideas.com, a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news reports on what’s driving the cryptocurrency markets with today’s edition of Crypto Corner.

Crypto Corner – June 21, 2018



St. Louis Fed Now Tracking Crypto, India to Launch National Blockchain Platform, Rapper Akon Set to Introduce New Cryptocurrency and Stanford Founds Blockchain Research Centre

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), a database operated by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, has announced that it is now tracking price data for four cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The data is drawn from crypto exchange Coinbase, is updated daily and spans back to 2014.

India is set to launch a national blockchain platform project called IndiaChain, according to Factor Daily. IndiaChain will “allow both government and private entities to take advantage and build large scalable solutions.” Government policy think thank, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), aims to bring out a blockchain policy paper next month.

“The work on the blockchain paper is in full swing now and hopefully it will be out by the end of the month or beginning of July,” said a Niti Aayog official.

Page Six reports that Senegalese-American rapper Akon is launching a new cryptocurrency called Akoin next month. Akon, who also plans to turn 2000 acres of land in Senegal into a “100 percent crypto-based city”, said during a panel at Cannes Lions that his crypto would help Africa.

“I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system and also allows the people to utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down.”

Stanford University has launched the Centre for Blockchain Research, which is intended for “researching and understanding a technology that promises to fundamentally change how people and companies make deals and complete financial transactions over the internet” according to an official announcement.

The center will bring university scientists and industry leaders together to develop best practices for this burgeoning and potentially transformative field. In addition to research, center scientists are creating courses to help future students and working professionals use blockchain to develop financial instruments, protect intellectual property, manage vital records and more.



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COO of NXT-ID (Nasdaq: $NXTD) and President of Fit Pay, Inc. Talks about Recent Developments with Payment Platform; Garmin ( $GRMN) , Chase, Westpac and #Cryptocurrency


COO of NXT-ID (Nasdaq: $NXTD) and President of Fit Pay, Inc. Talks about Recent Developments with Payment Platform; Garmin ( $GRMN) , Chase, Westpac and #Cryptocurrency



Point Roberts, WA - June 21, 2018 – Investorideas.com, a leader tech and fintech investor news issues an exclusive podcast interview with Michael Orlando, COO of NXT-ID (Nasdaq:NXTD) and President of Fit Pay, Inc.

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NXT-ID, Inc.’s subsidiary FitPay has had an eventful past few weeks and has more to look forward to in the future as well, according to company COO, and President of Fit Pay, Inc., Michael Orlando.

Orlando talked about the rollout of new products from Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), including the vivoactive® 3 Music and the fēnix 5® Plus series.

“Garmin has launched two new devices: the vivoactive® 3 Music, which is the next iteration of the first device they launched back in November, the vivoactive® 3, their mainstream smartwatch,” he said. “And then, just this week, they announced the fēnix 5® Plus series, and that is a high-end athletic watch that also includes Garmin Pay™, Garmin’s payment system for their devices.”

Speaking of Garmin’s growing issuer footprint, Orlando expressed the significance of the quality of institutions that are adopting the technology.

“We’re in over 20 countries right now, …. that includes over 130 banks, and they’re the largest banks in those regions because they’re typically the earliest to adopt and the most innovative banks,” he said.

NXT-ID and Westpac, one of Australia’s major banking institutions, recently announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, including the latest smartwatches from Garmin International, Inc. (GRMN). The Agreement enables Westpac customers to make secure contactless payments at NFC-enabled point-of-sale locations directly from Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices that are integrated with the FitPay'sTM Trusted Token ManagerTM.

This follows news that Chase Visa credit and debit cards can be used Garmin Pay™, enabling customers to make contactless payments in stores featuring NFC-enabled terminals. Orlando said this significantly expands the user base of the company’s technology.

“By adding Chase here in the U.S., we’ve added a huge constituency of consumers that now have access to Garmin Pay™ and the FitPay platform,” he said.

Orlando said that the company has a number of announcements to follow in late third quarter and early fourth quarter, including developments on Fit Pay, Inc.’s Flip™, the contactless payment device for cryptocurrency.

“We announced late last year and our wrapping-up the first iteration of development on our Flip™ product,” he said. “That’s a really important development because it helps to prove that currency as a transactional-based currency versus a commodity-based currency. So it’s exciting to get that product to market here really soon.”

Speaking of the crypto space more generally, Orlando said people shouldn’t be surprised by the unpredictability of the market with regulation still finding its footing. He affirmed, however, that crypto will continue to be a significant force in the market and that NXT-ID was eager to play an important part in its growth.

“We should all have expected that it would continue to be volatile, particularly as the regulatory players figure out how they’re going to define and deal with crypto in general,” he said. “For us there is no doubt that cryptocurrencies are here to stay,” he said. “There’s going to be various forms of those and acceptance of those. We feel like we need to be a part of that and ensure that we’re staying in touch and in tune, and looking for ways to innovate around those different currencies and blockchain in general.”


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NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Its industry-leading technology products and solutions include MobileBio®, a suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms, the Wocket™, a next-generation smart wallet and the Flye, a digital credit card developed in collaboration with WorldVentures. NXT-ID includes three mobile and IoT-related subsidiaries: LogicMark, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems ("PERS") sold through dealers/distributors and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Fit Pay, Inc., a proprietary technology platform that delivers end-to-end solutions to device manufacturers for contactless payment capabilities, credential management, authentication and other secure services within the IoT ecosystem, and 3D-ID LLC, which is engaged in biometric identification and authentication. Learn more about NXT-ID at www.nxt-id.com. NXT-ID Inc. Corporate Contact: info@nxt-id.com. FitPay and the FitPay Payment Platform are trademarks of Fit Pay, Inc.

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#Research Alert: #Blockchain, #Cannabis - #SeeThruEquity Initiates Coverage on (OTC: $HIPH) American Premium Water Corp. @americanpremium with a Target Price of $0.15 @seethruequity


#Research Alert: #Blockchain, #Cannabis - #SeeThruEquity Initiates Coverage on (OTC: $HIPH) American Premium Water Corp. @americanpremium with a Target Price of $0.15 @seethruequity


New York, NY–June 21, 2018– (Investorideas.com Newswire)  SeeThruEquity, a leading independent equity research and corporate access firm focused on smallcap and microcap public companies, today announced it has initiated coverage on American Premium Water Corp. with a Target Price of $0.15.

The report is available here: June 2018 Initiation Report.


We initiate coverage on American Premium Water Corp. (OTC: HIPH, $0.020) with a price target of $0.15. HIPH is a diversified company focused on premium consumer brands and products. It currently sells and markets hydrogen-infused water under the LALPINATM brand and luxury apparel under the Gents brand. We expect HIPH growth to be supported by two commercial initiatives planned for this year: Hydrogen-infused Water and Hydrogen CBD-infused Water. Both product lines have high potential given: 1) the rising consumer interest in legal CBD products; and 2) the large and expanding market for functional water.

LALPINATM Hydrogen is already selling via select channels, and the company is planning for a full-scale launch in the coming quarters. The Company debuted the LALPINATM Hydrogen CBD prototype in January 2018 and is expected to be launched in June 2018. The functional bottled water market in the US is expected to reach ~$2.9 billion by 2020 driven by a shift in consumer preference from soda-based to more nutritional and healthier drinks. This is evident from the rising demand of seltzer water, ionized water and smart water, among others. Hydrogen-infused water has the potential to become a new category in this trend. HIPH has an early mover advantage in the hydrogen infused water market which currently has limited competition.

LALPINA Hydrogen CBD positions the company to tap into growing consumer interest around CBD related products as this is the only known Hydrogen CBD water in the market.
There is a large market opportunity given the growing number of cannabis dispensaries which could be potential customers.

We are also intrigued by management’s effort to position Gents as an emerging luxury apparel brand. The recent acquisition of Worthy, a JV with China-based Zhangjiagang Advanced Company (ZAC), and collaborations with Showtime and SoulCycle should help expand footprint and consumer reach. HIPH has also entered the fast growing blockchain space via the acquisition of FashionCoinX, which further diversifies its potential revenue streams. HIPH noted a number of acquisition opportunities in the pipeline – all of which could further support growth. Going forward, we expect HIPH to increase revenues and earnings via new product launches, aggressive distribution and marketing, entry into new regions and M&A.

Well positioned as a luxury consumer lifestyle brand
HIPH manufactures and distributes consumer products under the LALPINATM and Gents brands. The LALPINATM brand focuses on hydrogen infused bottled water via its two products: LALPINATM Hydrogen (launched in 1Q18) and LALPINATM Hydrogen CBD (to be launched in June 2018). The bottled water market with functional benefits such as added alkalinity, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals is seeing significant traction among consumers. The shift in consumer preference to healthier and nutritional drinks is likely to further drive the growth of functional water market. The functional bottled water market in the US is expected to reach ~$2.9 billion by 2020. HIPH has an early mover advantage in the hydrogen infused water market which currently has limited competition. LALPINATM Hydrogen CBD is a front runner in the space as the only known hydrogen infused CBD beverage available on the market. The primary competitive advantage is that it improves bioavailability of CBD and absorption. The CBD market could reach $2.1 billion by 2020, according to Hemp Business Journal.

Gents is a producer of luxury hats and other fine accessories and apparel. Presence in 200 retail outlets internationally including upscale names such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue strengthens its positions as a luxury brand. The acquisition of New York-based streetwear brand, Worthy further diversifies the apparel revenue stream. It will expand the price points offered by Gents and opens up many new distribution channels.

Expansion in blockchain/crypto space
The recent acquisition of FashionCoinX marks HIPH’s entry in the fast growing blockchain/crypto space. Blockchain is one of the fastest growing technologies and entry in the space should benefit HIPH. According to Market Reports Center, the size of the blockchain industry will grow to $60.7 billion by the year 2024. HIPH is looking for more opportunities in the blockchain/crypto space that will complement its existing LALPINATM and Gents brands.

Aggressive marketing push to drive topline
HIPH plans to enter into partnerships and collaborations to increase distribution and marketing reach. The JV with China-based Zhangjiagang Advanced Company and collaborations with Showtime drama ‘Billions’ and fitness chain SoulCycle should help expand Gents footprint and consumer reach. Further, LALPINA’s distribution agreement with GNC, one of the world’s largest vendors of health and nutritional products, is likely to result in strong order flow. The management noted that it is working on several more distribution partnerships for both brands which should further bolster the topline.

Initiate coverage with a price target of $0.15
We see HIPH as a high risk and high reward consumer brand play. The target of $0.15 assumes that the company is successful in executing its organic and inorganic growth revolving around product expansion, strategic partnerships and M&A. Key risks include inability to raise capital for its growth initiatives and delay in the launch of LALPINATM Hydrogen CBD.      

Please review important disclosures in the report and on our website at www.seethruequity.com. 

About American Premium Water Corp.
HIPH is a manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of branded consumer products. It currently markets and distributes products under LALPINATM and Gents brands. Under the LALPINATM brand, the company develops hydrogen-infused energy products. Currently, the product line includes – 1) LALPINATM Hydrogen and 2) LALPINATM Hydrogen CBD. Gents is a producer of luxury hats and other fine accessories and apparel. The brand is carried in over 200 retail outlets internationally, including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, among other boutiques and upscale retailers. For more information, visit www.americanpremiumwater.com

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Since its founding in 2011, SeeThruEquity has been committed to its core mission:  providing impactful, high quality research on underfollowed smallcap and microcap equities. SeeThruEquity has pioneered an innovative approach to deliver equity research of microcap and smallcap companies. SeeThruEquity has also been the host of acclaimed investor conferences that are the ultimate event for publicly traded companies with market capitalizations less than $1 billion since 2012.

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