Anthony Brown on the Cloud Technology Powering “Rick and Morty”

CSE’s James Black recently sat down with Anthony Brown, CEO at AMPD Ventures Inc., to discuss how they are “AMPing” up the internet with a high-performance cloud that deals with latency sensitive applications like eSports and virtual reality (1:11), the realities of competing with the “big guys” like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft (3:40), and the importance of ecologically sustainable computation (5:49).

Listen until the end to hear about Anthony’s experience as an entrepreneur, including the success he had at Infinite Game Publishing with the award-winning game MechWarrior Online. Finally, learn how AMPD’s technology is being utilized to bring popular characters to life, including Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty.

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AMPD Ventures Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome AMPD Ventures Inc. (CSE:AMPD) to the CSE Media Centre on November 28th, 2019 to open the market.

AMPD Ventures Inc. provides high-performance cloud and computing solutions specializing in low-latency applications, including video games and eSports, digital animation and visual effects, and big data collection, analysis, and visualization. Based out of Vancouver, the AMPD leadership team has been designing and building game infrastructure for more than 10 years, and takes a collaborative approach to ensure that solutions are specifically tailored for each client.

“We’re very happy to be opening the market today. We’re a next generation infrastructure company, basically bringing the next generation of cloud computing to the market – really amazing stuff, for things like eSports, AI, and virtual reality,” remarked AMPD Ventures Inc. CEO Anthony Brown.

“We’re very proud of the fact that we’ve signed Bardel Entertainment to access our new render farm platform, and Rick and Morty is now going to get rendered on our servers – I mean, how cool is that?” said Brown of the company’s recent achievements. “And we also announced recently [that we’re] working with the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster in Vancouver, where we’re building a digital twin of an aircraft factory and that’s pretty impressive as well.”

Joining Brown to ring the bell at the Market Open were several other key members of the AMPD Ventures Inc. team.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Anthony Brown here.

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W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd. to a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on November 26th, 2019.

W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd. is a privately owned and highly regarded Canadian broker-dealer, with over 50 years of specialized experience in market making on Canadian equities. Employing over 30 traders, Latimer applies its strong business ethics, collective trading experience, and low latency trading solutions to all industries within Canada.

“It’s an honour for W.D. Latimer to open the market today for the CSE. We’re a privately owned market making house –  proprietary trading shop –  which basically makes us a perfect partner for the CSE,” remarked Joshua Cauz, Director & Head Trader at W.D. Latimer.

“Our model of market making is still very people driven. W.D. Latimer employs almost 40 traders – most of them are market makers. Basically, we employ human eyes on your stocks. So, if a listed issuer wants to get a hold of us, all they have to do is pick up the phone and call us. And we’ll be there to speak with them,” Cauz added about their services.

Steve Fontaine, International Trader & Marketer at W.D. Latimer, and other key members from the W.D. Latimer team were also in attendance at the Market Open.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Joshua Cauz here.

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Joshua Cauz on Standing in the Line of Fire – the Necessary Life of the Market Maker

CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Joshua Cauz, Director & Head Trader at W.D. Latimer Co. to discuss the role his firm plays in facilitating orderly markets and providing liquidity for listed securities as a market maker.

In this discussion, Josh talks about how market makers can soften the volatility of major market events such as flash crashes (1:43), the distinct differences between Canadian and US market making (3:11), W.D. Latimer’s long-standing history and experience with the CSE since 2003 (5:27), and the important distinctions between exchange designated market making and paid-for marketing making (10:35).

Listen until the end to learn more about how market markers “clean up” odd and mixed lot orders and the obligation of providing a guaranteed minimum fill (GMF).

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The Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector is Coming to MJBizCon 2019

CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Sherri Altshuler (Partner and Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Cannabis Groups at Aird & Berlis) and Glenn Fraser (National Leader, Cannabis Services and Food & Beverage Processing at MNP) to discuss their respective firm’s Passport to Canada Alliance at the upcoming MJBizCon in Las Vegas.

In this discussion, the “Alliance” discusses their “Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector” value proposition (1:29), Cannabis sector themes to expect at this year’s MJBizCon (4:01), and defining the traits of “Cannabis 2.0”.

Listen until the end to hear how international listing applicants are creating new opportunities in a slower domestic cannabis market.

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Johnson Joseph on Solving the Massive Lending Gap in China with Technology

Johnson Joseph, President and CEO at Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK), recently joined Barrington Miller to discuss his company’s history, recent developments, and overall mission to make commercial lending more efficient in China.

In this conversation, Johnson shares how a major of component of his business operates essentially like a financial “dating app” for lenders and borrowers (1:41), the key factors that he assess when scouting an acquisition (9:22), and the truth about Canada-China relations and the current climate for doing business in China (10:50).

Listen until the end to lean more about Johnson’s efforts to learn Mandarin as well as what food he always orders when he visits China!

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InnoCan Pharma Corporation Opens the Market

The CSE was happy to join InnoCan Pharma Corporation (CSE:INNO) for a Market Open from a special international location, with members of the InnoCan team ringing the bell on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel.

InnoCan Pharma Corporation is an Israel-based speciality pharmaceutical company that uses cannabis products to target health issues. The company specializes in the research, development, marketing, and sales of InnoCan-branded over the counter pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products. InnoCan believes that by merging pharma, science, and the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids, it is possible to create a truly effective over the counter topical treatments product line.

“We are proud to open the market from the beautiful beach of Tel Aviv,” said InnoCan Pharma Corporation CEO Iris Bincovich.

“We are honoured and happy to be the first Israeli cannabis company that has filed in the CSE and concluded a successful round of fundraising,” remarked Innocan Pharma Corporation Executive Chairman Ron Mayron. “InnoCan is a unique value proposition company which can offer a wide range of products and a wide range of system deliveries, and we hope we’ll be one of the leading companies in this area in Canada.”

Joining Bincovich and Mayron at this momentous Market Open were other key members of the InnoCan Pharma Corporation team, as well as Mark Francis, Capital Markets Consultant and Senior Advisor at the CSE.

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Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE proudly welcomed the Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on November 20th, 2019.

The Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector is an alliance between Aird & Berlis, MNP, MGO, ELLO, and the CSE. The alliance will be joining over 35,000 cannabis industry professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs at MJBizCon in Las Vegas next month, where the future of the cannabis industry will be discussed and new innovations within the cannabis space will be showcased.

“This group – us and these service providers – is going to Vegas for MJBiz 2019. We’re going to go there and share our story about how we can serve the industry and continue to help grow the cannabis industry by bringing companies to Canada to raise capital and list publicly on our exchange,” said James Black, Vice President of Listings Development at the CSE.

“Aird & Berlis has always taken a cross-disciplinary approach to the cannabis sector. We’re a full service firm and that’s how we’re treating our clients in the sector. And it’s been really important as we continue to support them in various stages of growth and advancement,” remarked Sherri Altshuler, Partner at Aird & Berlis.

“MNP is a full service provider for accounting, tax, and advisory services. We do all of those services in the cannabis sector,” said Glenn Fraser, Partner and National Leader of Food & Beverage Processing at MNP. “I’m really excited to be a part of the alliance because I think we have some of the pre-eminent service providers in the industry partnering with us during the show. I think it’ll be a pretty exciting time this year,” he added.

Joining Altshuler and Fraser were other key members of the Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector alliance.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Sherri Altshuler and Glenn Fraser here.

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Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK) to the CSE Media Centre for a Market Open on November 19th, 2019.

Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. is the parent company of a group of innovative technology (Fintech) subsidiaries operating in China’s commercial lending industry. Through its subsidiaries, Peak uses technology, analytics, and artificial intelligence to create an ecosystem of lenders, borrowers, and other participants in the commercial lending space in China. Peak’s goal is to provide North American investors with an opportunity to participate in China’s digitized financial services industry and its expanding Fintech sector.

“The company is starting to take off right now. So, being here today – having this opportunity to open the market – gives us an opportunity to reach out to some people who may not already know about the company and to also thank our current investors who have supported the company for these past few years,” remarked CEO Johnson Joseph.

“We have fantastic technology. But surrounding that technology, we look to add different pieces. We are in the process of adding some significant pieces, hopefully before the end of this year. But certainly 2020 is expected to be a significant year for Peak,” added Joseph. “This is just the beginning. We have a lot of things ahead of us – a lot of opportunities. And the best is yet to come for Peak Positioning.”

Joining Joseph at the Market Open were CFO Jean Landreville and Manager of Banking Business Development, Mei Li. Key members from Peak Positioning’s investor, CHF Capital Markets, were also in attendance.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Johnson Joseph here. 

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Alan Brochstein on Why the Numbers Don’t Lie in the Cannabis Market

Cannabis industry pioneer, and Founder of 420 Investor, Alan Brochstein, recently joined Barrington Miller for a Skype chat to discuss recent developments in the cannabis market.

In this conversation, Alan share’s his opinions on Drake’s recent deal with Canopy Growth and their challenge to repurpose assets from the Bruce Linton era (1:58), Vireo Health’s recent high profile edition to their board of directors (5:42), and what his cannabis indices are telling him about a potential market bottom in the sector (9:29). Listen until the end to hear his thoughts on the role of the cannabis black market and the impact of illicit vaping products as well as Alan’s recent exposure to CBD oxygen!

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