This is the sixth in our series of Stockhouse Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 101 podcasts. These podcast interviews, with some of the industry's most successful and influential professionals, are designed to help investors understand the complexities and nuances required prior to investing in the cryptocurrency marketplace.
In today's podcast, we talk to Peter McCormack – Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trader, blogger, advisor, and miner. He’s also the host of the wildly successful podcast ‘What Bitcoin Did’. Peter has interviewed a veritable who’s who of the international crypto and blockchain community and has provided his listeners with one of the most informative and entertaining podcasts on the internet today.
You can find Peter on Twitter @WhatBitcoinDid
Many of his popular blogs and articles can be accessed at https://medium.com/@whatbitcoindid
His company website and podcast home is www.whatbitcoindid.com
Peter joined us from his studio in London, England.
Stockhouse readers are likely familiar with the rising demand for battery metals as electric vehicle sales are expected to hit 4 million by 2020. While demand is rising, the known supply in the ground isn’t overly abundant, especially for one key mineral - cobalt. Nearly two-thirds of global cobalt output comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has made headlines for its geopolitical and social risks. Many companies and investors are quickly looking for opportunities elsewhere.
This is where Bluebird Battery Metals Inc. (TSX: V.BATT, OTCQB: BBBMF, Forum) comes in. The mineral exploration Company is mainly focusing on the two crucial minerals to EV battery production – cobalt and nickel. It is also acquiring and advancing projects in two of the top five producing countries – one in Canada and three in Australia.
The latest acquisition came in early June 2018; when Bluebird took an important step to secure 100% of the Oberon Gold Property in New South Wales, Australia. This project offers 202 sq. km. within the emerging Bungonia Battery Metal Cobalt District. Bluebird has several other drill-ready projects and a vast portfolio of underexplored polymetallic projects.
Stockhouse Editorial recently had the chance to catch up with Bluebird CEO and Chairman Peter Ball about why now the perfect time, and why these are the right commodities in excellent locations.
BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX:V.DNAX, Forum) is an integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks cannabis intellectual property from ‘Genome to Sale’. A new cannabis industry is emerging and using the power of blockchain, Blockstrain has developed the most comprehensive, community-driven cannabis genetics archival platform…dedicated to making the space safe and comfortable for breeders and growers – large and small. It’s all designed to help growers protect and release their varieties into the public domain, all the while being compensated and rewarded.
Stockhouse caught up with Blockstrain CEO Robert Galarza, to talk about the Company’s recent letter of intent to integrate its proprietary technology into a new life science’s product and services ecosystem, as well as its proprietary integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks intellectual property for the cannabis industry and their unique and aggressive business model.
This is the fifth in our series of Stockhouse Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 101 podcasts. These podcast interviews, with some of the industry's most successful and influential professionals, are designed to help investors understand the complexities and nuances required prior to investing in the cryptocurrency marketplace.
In today's podcast, we talk to Chase Cedar – co-founder and CEO of the Koi Research Group – a blockchain and cryptocurrency educational company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Koi employs a group of educators, researchers, and coin specialists that focus on a niche sectors of the crypto asset industry. Koi’s clients include –
- new crypto investors
- universities/conferences seeking guest educators
- organizations seeking blockchain solutions for business operations.
Chase is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business and has a follow-up degree in Latin American Business from the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Viña del Mar, Chile.
He can be found on Twitter @VicWealthMgmt
His company website is https://koiresearchgroup.com/
Chase joined us from his beautiful office at White Rock Beach, BC.
The name Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX: OR, Forum) is certainly familiar to Canadian mining investors, especially those interested in the precious metals sector. Gold-royalties companies in this space have, for the past several years, outperformed other gold mining companies. However, Osisko Royalties is not your typical gold-royalties company, offering their unique ‘Incubator or Accelerator Business Model’.
Stockhouse caught up with Vincent Metcalf, Vice President of Investor Relations, to talk about the company’s aggressive business model, their record returns in Q1 of 2018, and its current diversified mining portfolio.
“A New Cannabis Company for a New Consumer”
The definition of the cannabis consumer is changing and so is the business of the industry. At the forefront of this new wave of thinking is premium cannabis Company MedMen Enterprises (CSE: MMEN, Forum).
“Breaking the stoner stereotype” to bring marijuana to the mainstream is its mission statement and it’s doing so with 13 operating dispensaries across the United States, employing more than 800 people. The Company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange on May 29th and before the listing, it was valued at $1.65 billion (US) by investors, making it the first cannabis “unicorn” Company based in the U.S.
As consumption becomes legal in more and more states, it also becomes a more conventional means to treat medical issues. In states where cannabis is legal for recreational purchases, consumers can buy everything from buds, edibles, creams. sprays, drops and even dog treats. The Company also uses a vertically-integrated business model in states that allow it.
MedMen was co-founded in 2010 by CEO Adam Bierman and COO Andrew Modlin. In March 2018, the Company announced its cross-border, joint-venture partnership with Cronos Group called MedMen Canada. This JV plans to open stores across Canada, develop products and retail facilities for the recreational market.
Stockhouse caught up with Adam Bierman to talk about MedMen’s debut on the CSE and what it means for the Company and how it is redefining the cannabis shopping experience.
This is the fourth in our series of Stockhouse Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 101 podcasts. These podcast interviews, with some of the industry's most successful and influential professionals, are designed to help investors understand the complexities and nuances required prior to investing in the cryptocurrency marketplace.
In today's podcast, we talk to Jonathan Hamel – CEO and founder of Académie Bitcoin, a Montreal-based bitcoin and blockchain consulting firm. He is an expert in emerging markets, especially Africa, where he has contributed to various mobile payment and alternative banking projects. A pioneer of the Canadian bitcoin scene, Mr. Hamel has contributed to major financial and technological conferences on all five continents.
Jonathan is a member of the Financial Innovation Committee of L’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Québec) and has contributed to the Montreal Economic Institute as an Associate Researcher on economic and social issues related to bitcoin and blockchain. He has also appeared before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to explain how Canada became a leader in the bitcoin industry and why excessive regulation could slow down innovation in the blockchain space.
An experienced world traveler and avid road cycling fan, Jonathan has cycled on all five continents!
He can be found on Twitter @jhamel. His company website is http://academiebitcoin.com/
Jonathan joined us in conversation from his offices in Montréal, Quebec.
Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQB: ANXGF, Forum) is a name that is familiar to Stockhouse investors in general, and gold mining investors in Atlantic Canada in particular. For the past 10 years, this TSX-listed gold mining company has been the only gold-producer in the Province of Newfoundland.
In a full-length feature article from January 25, 2018; investors learned about Anaconda’s unique consolidation strategy. This is aimed at boosting its gold production and adding additional ounces-in-the-ground in a very cost-effective manner for the Company and its shareholders.
ANX’s currently producing mine is the Pine Cove Mine (and Mill), part of the Company’s Point Rousse Project, located in Newfoundland’s Baie Verte Mining District. Anaconda is also developing its high-grade Goldboro Gold Project, located in Nova Scotia. However, over the long term, the Company’s largest growth-driver is its Atlantic Canada consolidation strategy.
On April 13, 2018; ANX took an important first step in this strategy when it announced a formal takeover offer for Maritime Resources Corp. (TSX: V.MAE). This is a “hostile” offer in the sense that MAE’s management has refused to engage in a dialogue with Ananconda with respect to combining their operations.
Stockhouse recently had the opportunity to talk with ANX’s President and CEO, Dustin Angelo. We wanted to get more information for the Stockhouse audience on this particular take-over offer and the overall consolidation strategy.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Anaconda Mining Inc is a paid client of Stockhouse Publishing.
This is the third in our series of Stockhouse Blockchain and Crypocurrency 101 podcasts. These podcast interviews, with some of the industry's most successful and influential professionals, are designed to help investors understand the complexities and nuances required prior to investing in the cryptocurrency marketplace.
In today's podcast, we talk to Samson Mow, Chief Strategy Office (CSO) with Blockstream – a leading worldwide provider of blockchain technology systems. Prior to joining Blockstream, Mr. Mow was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BTCC (BTCChina).
Full bio here: https://blockstream.com/press/2017-04-12-blockstream-welcomes-samson-mow-chief-strategy-officer.html
Mr. Mow has more than 72,000 twitter followers @Excellion. His company website is https://blockstream.com/
Samson joined us in conversation from Victoria British, Columbia.
This is the second in our series of Stockhouse Blockchain and Crypocurrency 101 podcasts. These podcast interviews, with some of the industry's most successful and influential professionals, are designed to help investors understand the complexities and nuances required prior to investing in the cryptocurrency marketplace.
In today's podcast, we talk to Andrew Kiguel President and CEO of Hut 8 Mining Corporation – a Canadian cryptocurrency mining and Blockchain infrastructure company established through an exclusive partnership with Bitfury, one of the world’s leading Blockchain technology companies. Their website is www.hut8mining.com and they can be found TSX Venture Exchange at TSXV:HUT
Andrew joined us in conversation from his offices in downtown Toronto.