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PTDL group joins forces with Global Blockchain business council


The Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group, founded in November 2015, which brings together major post-trade industry participants and regulators to share information and ideas about how distributed ledger technology can transform the post-trade landscape, has announced that it will merge with the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). GBBC is the leading trade association for the blockchain technology ecosystem.

Under the GBBC’s direction, the PTDL Group will increase the level of interaction and activity between its 40+ institutions, engage in thought leadership and regulatory engagement, and further grow its membership base.

The PTDL Group provides a collaborative environment for post-trade market participants to share information on blockchain and how it can transform the industry. Its geographically diverse membership includes global banks, custodians, asset managers, central securities depositories, payment systems, clearing houses, exchanges, government agencies, sovereign wealth funds, regulators, and central banks.

Sandra Ro, CEO of the GBBC, said: “We are delighted to be working with PTDL so closely.  We are both committed to promoting the advantages of blockchain, and financial services is among those sectors that are set to benefit the most.  The membership of PTDL includes some of the brightest minds in the post-trade sector, and we will look to capitalise on this to show even greater insight and thought leadership on how blockchain can revolutionise this marketplace, whilst encouraging collaboration across sellside, buyside, and regulators.”

The PTDL Group’s organising committee is made up of representatives from CLS Bank International, HSBC, Janus Henderson, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), State Street, and GBBC.

“The regulatory landscape around DLT is nascent, but rapidly evolving. Proactive collaboration amongst a broad range of market participants, as well as regulatory agencies and standard-setting bodies, is key to avoid further perpetuating inefficiencies and fragmentation in the post-trade market.” – Kerry Denerstein, Regulatory Affairs Lead at CLS Bank International 

“This new leadership of PTDL comes at a key stage in the industry’s move to adopt DLT.  I was pleased to have been a founding member of PTDL when we first got started.  What is true now is the opportunity for DLT in post trade is even greater than when we first envisaged.” – Jason Nabi, Global Head of Innovation, HSBC Securities Services

“Janus Henderson Investors believes distributed ledger technology has the potential to significantly influence the landscape for financial services and markets in the future. Having worked with PTDL for a number of years, we look forward to working with the GBBC and the opportunity to collaborate further with other influential thought leaders in the industry.” – Mike Morecroft, Commercial Operations Director, Janus Henderson Investors

“PTDL brings together a diverse set of financial market participants to discuss, collaborate and progress adoption of DLT.  While DLT focuses on decentralisation, in order to achieve successful adoption across the industry, we need firms across the trade lifecycle to collaborate on innovations.  We look forward to advancing PTDL’s efforts and professional network by working with the GBBC.”  Michael Coletta, Lead Blockchain Architect, London Stock Exchange Group  

“State Street is pleased to see the PTDL working group taking its next evolutionary step and joining the GBBC community. State Street has been an early supporter of the PTDL since inception and we believe it is a great example of a coordinated effort among financial services firms in the post trade arena. Collaboration around some of the key issues pertaining to distributed ledgers and blockchains applied to middle and back office processes is vital to re-shape the industry as we know it today.” – Jörn Tobias, Senior Vice President, State Street 

“The transformative potential of distributed ledger technology is becoming increasingly apparent in the financial institutions sector and is particularly interesting in relation to market infrastructure, both pre and post-trade. We are delighted to advise the combined group of the GBBC and PTDL on legal and regulatory issues.” – Hannah Meakin, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

“The potential impact of blockchain and distributed ledger technology on the financial services industry is huge, and as with all ground-breaking developments, there is great excitement, uncertainty and opportunity. We look forward to working with GBBC and PTDL as forerunners in this emerging space.” – Phil Anderson, Executive Director, Citigate Dewe Rogerson

 The PTDL Group will continue to be supported by Ernst & Young (EY), which will continue to provide generic regulatory insights around blockchain and distributed ledger technology on an ad hoc basis, Norton Rose Fulbright, which advises on legal and regulatory issues affecting the group, and CitigateDewe Rogerson around its public relations activity.


Halo Labs Completes Issuance of Shares to Independent Consultants, Directors, Employees and Suppliers


Halo Labs Inc. (Halo or the Company) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) today announced the issuance of 15,566,078 common shares of the Company to certain independent consultants, directors, employees, and suppliers of the Company, in lieu of cash consideration (the Compensation Shares) at a price of C$0.10 per Compensation Share, being the closing price of the common shares of the Company on September 4, 2020.

Kiran Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated The willingness of our consultants, over the past 12 months, to satisfy certain of the Companys obligations in shares has helped us conserve cash as we navigated the recent volatility in global markets. Following the launch of our at-the-market financing program and the recently announced promissory note that provides the Company with $14 million in available funds, we are now positioned to shift away from satisfying debt through share issuances and ready to focus on using our available capital to drive growth and increase shareholder value.

The Company has also issued 2,000,000 warrants (Compensation Warrants) to an independent consultant. The Compensation Warrants have an exercise price of $0.10 and have an expiry date of one year from the date of issuance.

The Company’s issuance of 15,566,078 Compensation Shares is in satisfaction of approximately C$1,556,608 in fees, payables, and other compensation accrued between April 2020 and August 2020 and payable to related parties, independent consultants of the Company and a supplier of the Company. All of the Compensation Shares were issued pursuant to an exemption from the prospectus requirement of applicable securities laws. 7,723,835 of the Compensation Shares issued are subject to a statutory hold period expiring on the date that is four (4) months and one day from the date of issuance. 3,015,993 Compensation Shares were issued to related parties (within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 “ Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (MI 61-101)).

In connection with the above transaction, certain related parties for the purposes of MI 61-101 received Compensation Shares and the issuances thereto are considered related party transactions for the purposes of MI 61-101. The Company is relying on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements available under MI 61-101. The Company is exempt from the formal valuation requirement in section 5.4 and the minority shareholder approval requirement in section 5.6 of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration, for the transaction, insofar as it involves related parties, is not more than 25% of the Companys market capitalization.

In addition, Michael Sebour and Jeremy Hayes, each an independent consultant of the Company, received 4,826,250 and 6,345,000 Compensation Shares, respectively, as part of the issuance. Mr. Sebour provided Rental Services and services related to post merger integration in connection with the Company’s recent acquisition of Ukiah Ventures Inc. Mr. Hayes provides superfiltration consulting services to the Company.

About Halo

Halo is a leading, vertically-integrated cannabis company that cultivates, extracts, manufactures and distributes quality cannabis flower, oils, and concentrates, and has sold approximately six million grams of oils and concentrates since inception. Halo continues to scale efficiently, partnering with trustworthy leaders in the industry, who value their operational expertise in bringing top-tier products to market. Current growth includes expansion in key markets in the United States and Africa, with planned geographic expansion into U.K. and Canadian markets. With a consumer-centric focus, Halo markets value-driven, branded, and private-label products across multiple product categories.

Halo is led by a strong, diverse and innovative management team, with deep industry knowledge and blue-chip experience. The Company is currently operating in the United States in California, Oregon, and Nevada. Internationally, the Company is currently cultivating cannabis at Bophelo Bioscience & Wellness (Pty) Ltd, in Lesotho under a 200-hectare license and is planning importation and distribution of CBPMs into the United Kingdom via Canmart.

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Copper Sulfate Market | Growth In The Copper Market to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio


Technavio has been monitoring the copper sulfate market and it is poised to grow by 81.03 K MT during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 5% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavios in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Beneut Enterprise Co. Ltd., Blue Line Corp., Changsha Haolin Chemicals Co. Ltd., Highnic Group, JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp., Merck KGaA, Noah Technologies Corp., Old Bridge Chemicals Inc., Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd., and Univertical LLC are some of the major market participants. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

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This study identifies the increasing demand for copper sulfate in the agricultural industry as one of the prime reasons driving the copper sulfate market growth during the next few years.

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Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Value chain analysis

Market Sizing

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  • Market segment analysis
  • Market size 2019
  • Market outlook: Forecast for 2019 – 2024

Five Forces Analysis

  • Five forces summary
  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

Market Segmentation by Application by Volume

  • Market segments
  • Comparison by Application by Volume
  • Agriculture – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Chemical – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Others – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Market opportunity by Application by Volume

Customer landscape

Geographic Landscape

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • North America – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Europe – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • South America – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • MEA – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity by geography
  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Overview
  • Vendor landscape
  • Landscape disruption

Vendor Analysis

  • Vendors covered
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Beneut Enterprise Co. Ltd.
  • Blue Line Corp.
  • Changsha Haolin Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • Highnic Group
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp.
  • Merck KGaA
  • Noah Technologies Corp.
  • Old Bridge Chemicals Inc.
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Univertical LLC


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  • Research methodology
  • List of abbreviations

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AirNet Announces Receipt of Deficiency Letter from Nasdaq


BEIJING, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AirNet Technology Inc., formerly known as AirMedia Group Inc. ("AirNet" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: ANTE), an in-flight solution provider on connectivity, entertainment, and digital multimedia in China, today announced that it received a notification letter dated September 16, 2020 (the "Deficiency Letter") from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (the "Nasdaq") notifying that the Company is no longer in compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for continued listing due to its failure to maintain a minimum of $2.5 million in stockholders’ equity. In the Company’s Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the Company reported a negative stockholders’ equity of approximately $19 million. Nasdaq also determined that the Company does not meet the alternatives of market value of listed securities or net income from continuing operations for continued listing.

The Deficiency Letter does not result in the immediate delisting of the Company’s ordinary shares represented by American depositary shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company has 45 calendar days from the date of the Deficiency Letter, or until November 2, 2020, to submit a plan (the "Compliance Plan") to Nasdaq to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity standard. If the Compliance Plan is accepted by Nasdaq, the Company may be granted a compliance period of up to 180 calendar days from the date of the Deficiency Letter to evidence compliance. However, since Nasdaq previously notified the Company that its bid price compliance period expires on December 10, 2020, the Compliance Plan shall also set forth a plan to address the minimum bid price requirement by such date.

The Company’s management is looking into various options available to regain compliance and maintain its continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company intends to submit the Compliance Plan as soon as practicable.

This announcement is made in compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(b), which requires prompt disclosure of receipt of a notification of deficiency.

About AirNet

Incorporated in 2007 and headquartered in Beijing, China, AirNet provides in-flight solutions to connectivity, entertainment and digital multimedia in China. Collaborating with its partners, AirNet empowers Chinese airlines with seamlessly immersive Internet connections through a network of satellites and land-based beacons, provides airline travelers with interactive entertainment and a coverage of breaking news, and furnishes corporate clients with advertisements tailored to the perceptions of the travelers. For more information, please visit  

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "is expected to," "anticipates," "aim," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "are likely to," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions, and include, without limitation, statements regarding the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Company’s business operations. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but not limited to the following: its ability to achieve and maintain profitability; its ability to continuously improve its solutions and services enabling inflight connectivity; its ability to compete effectively against its competitors; the expected growth in consumer spending, average income levels and advertising spending levels; the growth of the inflight connectivity industry in China; and government policies affecting the inflight connectivity industry in China. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.


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