HIVE Blockchain Enters Strategic Partnership with Blockbase Group and Provides Biweekly Status Update
ZUG, SWITZERLAND and VANCOUVER , Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V:HIVE) (OTCQX:HVBTF) (the " Company " or " HIVE ") is pleased to announce that it has entered a strategic partnership with Blockbase Group DWC-LLC ("Blockbase") as the new software operator and maintenance services provider for the Company's flagship facility in Sweden . Blockbase's highly optimized software monitoring services are expected to enhance the efficiency of HIVE's GPU mining operations while reducing costs. Additionally, HIVE has entered direct agreements with local suppliers which are now providing full transparency of costs at our Swedish operations.
Consumers Growing Demand for Improved Cryptocurrency Payment Platforms on the Rise
A recent article analyzing Point of Sale (PoS) cryptocurrency systems had the following headline: "Analysis: The Rise of Point of Sale Cryptocurrency Systems - Demand for solutions has grown as more and more retailers start accepting cryptocurrency payments." The article continued: "During the past month, amidst the usual bombardment of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related stories, something caught this author's tired eyes. In the space of two weeks, four articles related to cryptocurrency point of sale (PoS) systems cropped up across the industry's media outlets. For cryptocurrency fanboys, PoS systems will be old news. But though the technology may have been around, at least in cryptocurrency terms, for a while, it remains - globally - largely unused." The article continued: "That could be about to change due to a confluence of factors. Even taking into account the recent plumment in bitcoin's value (in 2018), the cryptocurrency market is much less volatile than it was 12 months ago. That makes payments a more viable option for both payment service providers (PSPs) and merchants. At the same time, cryptocurrency is now something most people are familiar with. True they may not hold any, but the market boom at the start of this year took cryptocurrency from being a niche industry to something the 'average joe' is familiar with. Finally, and on a purely pragmatic level, there are now a number of companies offering the means by which businesses can start selling their products via cryptocurrency. Active Companies in the industry include NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE:NC) (OTC:NTTCF), Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET), HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: HIVE) (OTC: HVBTF).
IIROC Trading Halt - HIVE
VANCOUVER , April 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:
New Payment Platforms May Eliminate Merchant Account Provider's Swipe Fees
A recent article on the Bloomberg website appears to have caught the attention of many investors. It was concerned with all the myriad of options on how consumers can pay for what they've bought. The old stand-by credit cards were followed by debit cards and now all sorts of apps and cryptocurrencies have and are entering the playing field every day! The article entitled: "Retailers Embrace Payment Apps to Sidestep $90 Billion in Swipe Fees" said: "Retailers have been trying for years to escape the clutches of the credit-card companies, which this year will levy more than $90 billion in swipe fees on an industry already struggling to navigate the shift online. Some believe the answer lies in payment apps. While shoppers have largely shunned mobile payments offered by third-party providers like Apple Inc., retailers are trying to persuade customers to embrace the technology by dangling discounts and other perks. Several chains, including Walmart Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Kohl's Corp., have had some success by baking the apps into their loyalty programs--and more than half of companies surveyed recently by the National Retail Federation said they've implemented "branded digital wallets" or are considering it. Active Companies in the industry include NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE:NC) (OTC:NTTCF), Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM), HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: HIVE) (OTCQX: HVBTF).
Blockchain Stocks Rebound After Bitcoin Touches $4000
Blockchain is making a rebound, and 2019 may finally be the year in which we see a significant pickup in investor interest. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) recently announced JPM Coin, a cryptocurrency that's pegged to US dollars and stored with JPMorgan Chase accounts. This may just be the edge of a coming wave of investor interest in the blockchain space, raising investor interest that could spill over into innovators in the blockchain space such as Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: GLXY) (OTC: BRPHF), HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: HIVE) (OTC: HVBTF), Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT), and LiteLink Technologies Inc. (CSE: LLT) (OTC: LLNKF).
OTC Markets Group Welcomes HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. to OTCQX
NEW YORK , Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: HIVE; OTCQX: HVBTF), a growth oriented company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market. HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. upgraded to OTCQX from the Pink® market.
Middlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund Distributions
CALGARY , July 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Middlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund is pleased to announce that distributions for the third quarter of 2018 will be payable to unitholders of Middlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund as follows: