The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) today announced that O.B. Rawls, President of Payment Processing North America at payments provider Paysafe Group (Paysafe), will be named Distinguished Payments Professional on Tuesday, April 30, at the Visa President’s Dinner and Star Awards Gala at TRANSACT, the premier payments technology event. The Distinguished Payments Professional is the industry’s top honor and part of the ETA Star Awards which recognize the individuals and companies making a significant difference in the payments technology industry through innovation, business practices, or contributions to the association. In addition to the Distinguished Payments Professional announcement, ETA also named the companies and individuals who are finalists for additional ETA Star Award categories.
“We are pleased to announce the companies who will be honored at the Visa President’s Dinner at TRANSACT,” said Amy Zirkle, Interim CEO of ETA. “The Star Awards are the payments industry’s highest honor and give us a chance to recognize the innovative companies and leaders from all aspects of this vibrant industry.
“It’s an honor to recognize O.B. Rawls of Paysafe as this year’s Distinguished Payments Professional. O.B. has played an instrumental role in developing and adopting new technologies, expanding the value proposition for companies and merchant customers, and truly serving as an agent of change over the past thirty years serving in the payments technology industry. He’s a wonderful partner to ETA and we are thrilled to salute him at TRANSACT.”
All nominations were judged by the ETA awards and recognition committee, comprised of a panel of industry executives of ETA member companies. Finalists were named in the following categories and the winners will be announced at the Visa President’s Dinner: ISO of the Year, FinTech Innovation in Payments, Technology Innovation, Business Partner of the Year, and Committee Volunteer of the Year.
Distinguished Payments Professional Recipient
An individual who has demonstrated significant leadership within the industry and is an acknowledged trend-setter, role model, and positive contributor to its efficacy and image.
- O.B. Rawls
Pay It Forward Recipient
Recognizes an unsung payments industry hero who has exhibited selfless acts of kindness to improve their community and make the world a better place through community service.
- Pamela Joseph
Committee Volunteer of the Year Finalists: An ETA committee volunteer who has dedicated extraordinary time and effort to his or her committee, ensuring its overall success.
- Russell Palay, Nuvei
- Jared Poulson, Payroc
- Craig Ross, Apple
ISO of the Year Finalists: An ETA member who is currently registered with Visa and Mastercard whose actions move the payments industry forward, exhibits high ethical standards, and has successfully met industry challenges with demonstrated results. ISOs of all sizes are eligible.
- C&H Financial Services, Inc.
- Pineapple Payments
FinTech Innovation in Payments Finalists: A company whose innovative practices and leadership have raised the bar for the payments industry and changed the business model of the industry.
Business Partner of the Year Finalists: A current ETA member company who has demonstrated an exceptional level of support for the association to further the association’s goals and objectives.
Technology Innovation Finalists: Recognition of a TRANSACT exhibitor who uses technology to provide a creative solution that does one of the following: promotes customer usability, increases profitability, reduces friction, or otherwise enables significant advances for the payments ecosystem.
- BlueSnap, All-in-One Payment Platform
- Amaryllis Intelligent Payment Facilitation Platform
- PayVus® by Aliaswire, Inc.
- Pineapple Payments Platform
TRANSACT, happening April 30-May 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, provides 4,000 attendees with a robust exhibit hall with more than 200 exhibitors, extensive networking events, and forward-looking educational sessions on the groundbreaking technologies, trends and policies shaping the payments industry. Click here to register for TRANSACT, the world’s largest payments technology event.
SEC Small Business Advocate to Host Virtual Coffee Breaks Discussing Small Business Capital Raising
Washington, D.C.–(Newsfile Corp. – March 31, 2020) – The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation is hosting a series of virtual coffee breaks to engage with the public to discuss updates, trends, and perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital.
“Recognizing the increased focus on digital engagement as we take COVID-19 precautions, our office looks forward to using technology tools to reach thought leaders across the country to continue our mission of amplifying the voices of small businesses and their investors, from start-up to small cap and from coast-to-coast,” said Director Martha Miller.
Each virtual coffee break will spotlight what’s happening in a particular area of the market, incorporating feedback from entrepreneurs, investors, and other market participants. The office will host its first virtual coffee break on April 3 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss updates in online investment capital raising, a timely topic as many businesses and investors are considering new strategies to bridge networks.
Instructions on how to participate in these virtual events are available on the office’s virtual coffee breaks event page. Businesses and investors are also encouraged to reach out to the office online at www.sec.gov/oasb, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 202-551-5407 for support with their capital raising needs.
Cypherpunk Holdings Inc. Announces Resignation of CEO Due to Family Illness
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – March 31, 2020) – Cypherpunk Holdings Inc. (CSE: HODL) (“Cypherpunk” or the “Company“) announces that CEO Dominic Frisby is resigning from the company due to family illness.
“It is with great regret that I have to stand down from Cypherpunk Holdings, so early in our company’s evolution. I see such enormous potential both with the company and privacy technology more generally. However, some extremely difficult circumstances have arisen at home that have forced my hand, and I am unable to carry on. I have enjoyed my time as director and CEO enormously, and I would like to thank the board for having given me this opportunity. I am sorry my departure is so sudden.”
With the Covid-19 crisis ongoing, the board has decided it would be inappropriate to appoint a new CEO at present. Instead the focus will be on reducing costs and preserving capital. For the time being, a committee comprised of several directors of the board will run the day-to-day business of the company until a new CEO is appointed.
Cypherpunk Holdings Inc. is a vehicle set up to invest in companies, technologies and protocols, which enhance or protect privacy. Its strategy is to make targeted investments in businesses and assets with strong privacy, often within the blockchain ecosystem, including select cryptocurrencies. Cypherpunk’s common shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol “HODL”.
More details, and the latest company presentation, can be found at the company website: https://cypherpunkholdings.com/
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Generally, any statements that are not historical facts may contain forward-looking information, and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or indicates that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be” taken, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to the Company’s goal of making investments in the blockchain and other sectors and enhancing value. There is no assurance that the Company’s plans or objectives will be implemented as set out herein, or at all. Forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions the Company believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by law. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.
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Cypherpunk Holdings Inc.,
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Bond Resources Closes Tranche 1 of Non-brokered Private Placement
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 31, 2020) – BOND RESOURCES INC. (CSE: BJB) (the “Company” or “Bond”) announces that, further to its news releases of November 15, 2019 and February 4, 2020, it has closed Tranche 1 of its non-brokered private placement (the “Financing”), raising $1,618,210 in gross proceeds through the issuance of 8,091,050 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.20 per Unit. The Financing is being undertaken in conjunction with the Company’s proposed acquisition of an interest in the Mary K Property, in Idaho.
Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share (a “Share”) of the Company at a price of $0.40 per Share for a period of two years following the closing date, subject to an accelerated expiry if the closing price of the Shares is equal to or greater than $0.60 per Share for 20 consecutive trading days at any time following four months after the date of closing.
The structure of the transaction to acquire the Mary K Property has changed to reflect that new agreements with the property owners have been put in place. Bond will now be acquiring all of the shares of a private Canadian company, which wholly owns a US subsidiary, which in turn holds the contractual rights to acquire the Mary K Property. The overall cost to acquire the Mary K Property remains the same; however some of those costs have already been paid by the target company. As a result, the number of shares to be issued to acquire the target has increased to 66,000,000 shares.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Financing toward making initial payments to the underlying property owners ($507,600), initiating the recommended work program on the property ($850,000), and costs associated with closing the transaction.
Aggregate compensation of $85,128.00 and 212,820 finders’ warrants (having the same general terms as the Warrants) was paid by the Company to Mackie Research Capital Corporation as a finders’ fee for the portion of the Tranche 1 closing of the Financing attributable to their efforts.
All securities issued in connection with the Financing are subject to a hold period of four months and one day in accordance with the rules and policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange and applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company has 13,941,050 common shares issued and outstanding following the completion of the Financing.
The Company has received a technical report on the Mark K Property, which it has filed with the CSE as part of its application for approval of the proposed transaction. A copy will be posted on SEDAR upon closing.
The Transaction was negotiated at arm’s length. The Transaction constitutes a fundamental transaction under the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) including a change of control, and as such, it will require approval of the Exchange and a majority of the minority shareholders of Bond. It is expected trading of Bond’s common shares on the CSE will remain halted pending closing of the Transaction.
Further details will follow in subsequent news releases and the Listing Statement to be filed with the CSE.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Robert Eadie”
Robert Eadie, Lead Director
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Contact: Robert Eadie
The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.
This news release does not constitute an offer of sale of any of the foregoing securities in the United States. None of the foregoing securities have been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) or persons in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of the foregoing securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION: This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: the ability to close the Transaction; the terms and conditions of the proposed Transaction; the terms and conditions of the proposed Financing; future work to be carried on the Property; use of funds; and the business and operations of Bond after the proposed Transaction. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There is no assurance any of the forward-looking statements will be completed as described herein, or at all. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; operating and technical difficulties in connection with mineral exploration and development activities, lack of investor interest in the Financing; requirements for additional capital; future prices of gold and precious metals; changes in general economic conditions; accidents, delays or the failure to receive board, shareholder or regulatory approvals, including the required permits; results of current exploration and testing; changes in laws, regulations and policies affecting mining operations; and title disputes. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Bond Resources disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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