CanAm Enterprises Publishes its Take on Investment Due Diligence in the EB-5 Program

HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CanAm Enterprises (CanAm) shares guidance on due diligence in the EB-5 Program. Apart from significant financial considerations, prospective EB-5 investors also need to assess the likelihood of their investments to comply with a complex network of immigration laws, regulations, and policies such that permanent immigration to the United States will become possible.  Prospective investors evaluating regional center-sponsored EB-5 investments should perform extensive due diligence on both the regional center sponsor and the project.

The key facts that need to be known before investing in any project are:

#1 Fundamentals
It is imperative to know the fundamentals of the EB-5 visa to adequately assess whether an investment opportunity will satisfy program requirements. Determine the role of regional centers and how the EB-5 funds will be released to projects.

#2 Regional Centers
The investors must determine whether the regional center is authorized by USCIS and active at the time of making investment. The track record of the regional center one is interested in must be reviewed and compared against other centers. The years of experience and the number of successful projects sponsored are good measures to analyze the performance of the regional center.

#3 Projects
Cross check the reputation, track record and experience of the project developer. The Regional Center should be authorized by the government and approved by USCIS.

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Program provides qualified foreign investors with the opportunity to earn “conditional” or temporary two-year green card status in return for investing $500,000 (or $900,000 after November 21, 2019) in businesses located in high unemployment areas that create or retain at least ten permanent full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

Prospective investors pursuing permanent residency in the United States are invited to read CanAm’s EB-5 Program Overview and inquire about the EB-5 Visa options.

About CanAm Enterprises 
CanAm Enterprises is a leading EB-5 regional center which has a long and established track record. Basing its business on a reputation of credibility and trust, CanAm has financed nearly 60 projects and raised more than $2.8 billion in EB-5 investments. More than $1.3 billion in EB-5 capital from over 2,600 families has been repaid by CanAm’s 40 projects to date.

For more information, please contact:
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Bahrain to Fast-track Setup Process for Global Startups

LISBON, Portugal, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) – the investment promotion agency for the Kingdom of Bahrain in partnership with Web Summit – announced today a fast-track setup process for startups globally looking to take advantage of the business environment and startup ecosystem in Bahrain. The initiative will also enable startups to access the broader MENA region markets with the hyper-connected Kingdom of Bahrain as their launchpad.

The announcement was made prior to the leading annual technology conference Web Summit 2019, which will be attended by a high-level delegation from Team Bahrain to include; the EDB, Tamkeem (Bahrain Labour Fund), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bahraini startups and accelerators. International startups and related entities interested in learning more about Bahrain startup ecosystem, and the benefits Bahrain has to offer, are encouraged to visit the Bahrain EDB stand – no. E359, pavilion 3 – where a team will be on hand for the duration of the summit (November 5 – 7) to answer any questions.

The fast-track setup process is a free service offered through a dedicated concierge, and includes:

  • A fast-tracked entry process which will cover residency, visa requirements and business registration
  • Guidance from Bahrain’s incubators and accelerators, as well as access to their networks and programmes that will provide businesses with the connections they need to grow and expand
  • Access to grants and financial support

The initiative will allow businesses and startups to benefit from the full ecosystem in Bahrain, which boasts operating costs up to 40% lower than its neighbours, one of the region’s most highly skilled local workforces and some of the most advanced soft infrastructure in MENA. Sitting at the nexus of the Middle East, the Kingdom offers a convenient springboard into the wider region opportunity, including its largest market, Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on this announcement, Ms. Pakiza Abdulrahman, Manager of Business Development – Startups at Bahrain EDB said:

“International startups can benefit hugely from the entrepreneurial support structure in Bahrain – offering access to capital, talent and new markets. With a hassle-free approach to setting up businesses in Bahrain, there is no better base to scale across the growing $1.5 trillion Gulf market.”

Michael Cunningham, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at the Web Summit said:

“We’re glad to see startup initiatives like that of the Bahrain Economic Development Board. It will be great that startups present at this year’s Web Summit will be able to benefit from their efforts.”

In recent years, Bahrain has expended considerable resources diversifying away from a previous focus on hydrocarbons. It now enjoys a burgeoning and increasingly dynamic digital economy; a maturing tech community; and a rapidly growing FinTech ecosystem. The Kingdom’s pioneering, agile and flexible regulatory framework allows it to regulate emerging technologies – such as open banking and cryptocurrencies – in a way other jurisdictions simply cannot. Thanks to this, Bahrain has earned a reputation as the region’s de facto test-bed for cutting edge technologies.

About Bahrain Economic Development Board

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors, in order to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment.

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalise on Bahrain’s competitive advantages and provide significant investment opportunities. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport.

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Vicky Yick Joins American Century Investments As Managing Director Asia Intermediary

HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — American Century Investments, a global asset manager with approximately $168 billion* in client assets, has hired Vicky Yick as managing director, Asia intermediary business, where she will initially help serve the fast-growing private banking markets in Asia.

American Century Investments Managing Director, Asia Intermediary Business Vicky Yick

American Century Investments Managing Director, Asia Intermediary Business Vicky Yick

“We believe that high net wealth clients are expecting institutional-quality capabilities, and our success in that area gives us confidence as we launch this new initiative in private banking,” said Head of Asia Business Tony Archer. “Vicky is a seasoned professional; we are delighted that she will be joining our team.”

Yick joined American Century from Value Partners Limited, where she lead their private banking distribution business.  Prior to that, she served at BNP Paribas as an associate director of sales, equities and commodity derivatives.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, finance option from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

In the last 10 years, American Century has established a presence in Asia Pacific mainly focusing on the institutional market. The Hong Kong team now has clients in eight countries in various investment capabilities. The firm also has four offices outside the U.S., further underscoring its commitment to clients around the world. Additionally, Nomura Holdings has a non-controlling economic interest in American Century, which expands the opportunities for each firm to reach new clients and provide a broader range of solutions to serve our investors’ strategic interests.

The firm was recently recognized by Money Management Institute/Barron’s Industry Awards for winning the top prize in the “Doing Good” category, which honors programs that support a deserving cause or give back to the communities they serve. American Century won due to its unique ownership model that funds lifesaving medical research, which is one-of-a-kind in the industry. More than 40 percent of American Century’s stock is held in an endowment that supports the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, whose mission is to support research that can improve human health and save lives. Due to its ownership structure, American Century directs more than 40 percent of its annual dividends to the Institute, totaling $1.5 billion since the year 2000.

American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,300 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt, Germany; Sydney; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of more than $1.5 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit

©2019 American Century Proprietary Holdings, Inc.

*Firm assets under supervision as of October 22, 2019.


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Noah Holdings Limited to Announce Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results on Monday, November 11, 2019

Earnings Conference Call to be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern) / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Hong Kong)

SHANGHAI, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Noah Holdings Limited (“Noah” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NOAH), a leading wealth and asset management service provider in China with a focus on high net worth individuals, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the third quarter 2019 after the U.S. market closes on Monday, November 11, 2019. The earnings release will be available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

Following the earnings announcement, the Company’s senior management will host a combined English and Chinese language conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results and recent business activities. The conference call may be accessed with the following details:

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A telephone replay will be available starting one hour after the end of the conference call until November 18, 2019 at +1-877-344-7529 (US Toll Free) or +1-412-317-0088 (International Toll). The replay access code is 10136399.

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at Noah’s investor relations website under the News & Events section at


Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) is a leading wealth and asset management service provider in China with a focus on high net worth individuals. In the first half of 2019, Noah distributed RMB52.4 billion (US$7.6 billion) of financial products. Through Gopher Asset Management, Noah had assets under management of RMB180.8 billion (US$26.3 billion) as of June 30, 2019.

Noah’s wealth management business primarily distributes credit, private equity, public securities and insurance products denominated in RMB and other currencies. Noah delivers customized financial solutions to clients through a network of 1,428 relationship managers across 306 service centers in 83 cities in mainland China, and serves the international investment needs of its clients through offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore. The Company’s wealth management business had 283,655 registered clients as of June 30, 2019. As a leading alternative multi-asset manager in China, Gopher Asset Management manages private equity, real estate, public securities, credit and multi-strategy investments denominated in Renminbi and other currencies. The Company also provides lending services and other businesses, including online financial advisory platform and payment technology services.

For more information, please visit Noah at


Noah Holdings Limited
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Noah Holdings Limited to Hold 2019 Annual General Meeting on November 27, 2019

SHANGHAI, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Noah Holdings Limited (“Noah” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NOAH), a leading wealth and asset management service provider in China with a focus on high net worth individuals, today announced that an annual general meeting (the “AGM”) of the Company will be held at Building 2, 1687 Changyang Road, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on November 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (local time). No proposal will be submitted for shareholder approval at the AGM. Instead, the AGM will serve as an open forum for shareholders and beneficial owners of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) to discuss Company affairs with management.

The record date (the “Record Date”) for determining the shareholders entitled to receive notice of the AGM or any adjournment or postponement thereof has been set as the close of business on October 21, 2019.

Holders of record of our ordinary shares at the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to attend the AGM and any adjournment or postponement thereof in person. Beneficial owners of the Company’s ADSs are also welcome to attend the AGM in person. In order to assist us in our preparation for the AGM, please RSVP by email to

Shareholders and ADS holders may obtain a copy of the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018, free of charge, from our website at, or by sending an email to


Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) is a leading wealth and asset management service provider in China with a focus on high net worth individuals. In the first half of 2019, Noah distributed RMB52.4 billion (US$7.6 billion) of financial products. Through Gopher Asset Management, Noah had assets under management of RMB180.8 billion (US$26.3 billion) as of June 30, 2019.

Noah’s wealth management business primarily distributes credit, private equity, public securities and insurance products denominated in RMB and other currencies. Noah delivers customized financial solutions to clients through a network of 1,428 relationship managers across 306 service centers in 83 cities in mainland China, and serves the international investment needs of its clients through offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore. The Company’s wealth management business had 283,655 registered clients as of June 30, 2019. As a leading alternative multi-asset manager in China, Gopher Asset Management manages private equity, real estate, public securities, credit and multi-strategy investments denominated in Renminbi and other currencies. The Company also provides lending services and other businesses, including online financial advisory platform and payment technology services.

For more information, please visit Noah at


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Sheryl Shen
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Cobalt 27 and Pala Investments Announce Completion of Arrangement

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSXV: KBLT) (“Cobalt 27” or the “Company“) and Pala Investments Limited (“Pala“) are pleased to announce the completion of the previously-announced plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (“Arrangement“) which provided for the acquisition by Pala of 100% of Cobalt 27’s issued and outstanding common shares (other than the approximately 19% that Pala already owned), and the creation of Conic Metals Corp. (“Conic“).

The Arrangement was approved by Cobalt 27’s shareholders at an annual general and special meeting held on October 11, 2019, and by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on October 16, 2019. Under the terms of the Arrangement, each Cobalt 27 common share held was exchanged for C$4.00 in cash and one common share of Conic.

The TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V“) has conditionally approved the listing of the Conic common shares and it is anticipated that the Conic common shares will commence trading on the TSX-V in early November under the symbol “NKL” upon final acceptance of Conic’s Form 2B Listing Statement and other related deliverables. Cobalt 27 intends to promptly apply to de-list its common shares from the TSX-V and cease to be a reporting issuer in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.

Arrangement Questions

Registered Cobalt 27 shareholders who have questions or require assistance with submitting their Cobalt 27 shares to the Arrangement may direct their questions to TSX Trust Company, who is acting as depositary under the Arrangement by email at or at (416) 342-1091 or toll-free at 1 (866) 600-5869. Non-registered Cobalt 27 shareholders should contact their brokers or other intermediary with any questions or for instructions or assistance with submitting their Cobalt 27 shares for the Arrangement. Further information regarding the Arrangement is also available in the management information circular of the Company dated August 13, 2019, as supplemented on October 3, 2019, copies of which are available under Cobalt 27’s profile on SEDAR at

About Pala

Pala is an investment company focused on the raw materials value chains that drive the global economy. Pala’s team has extensive experience, with a strong track record of successful investments and value creation. Pala seeks to assist companies by providing strategic support and innovative solutions in development, growth and turnaround situations. Pala invests across all raw materials as well as the associated businesses critical to building sustainable value chains for the future, including extraction, processing, recycling, logistics and technology.

Additional Information

None of the securities issued pursuant to the Arrangement have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), or any state securities laws, and all of the securities issued in the Arrangement were issued in reliance upon the exemption from such registration requirements provided by Section 3(a)(10) of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable exemptions under state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain information which constitutes ‘forward-looking statements’ and ‘forward-looking information’ within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are often identified by terms such as “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “potential”, “believe”, “intend” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to statements with respect to: the anticipated benefits associated with the Arrangement; the consideration to be received by shareholders of Cobalt 27, which may fluctuate in value due to Conic common shares forming part of the consideration; the timing for trading commencement of Conic shares, and de-listing of the Cobalt 27 shares and Cobalt 27 ceasing to be a reporting issuer. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the Company’s control. For more details on these and other risk factors see the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at under the heading “Risk Factors”. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties underlying these forward-looking statements materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements could vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this release and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.


For Cobalt 27:
Justin Cochrane
President & COO
+647 846 7765

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release.

Crypto_Logo Card Program Receives Green Light for Europe

HONG KONG, Oct. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that its MCO Visa Card program in Europe has been approved. Card Program Receives Green Light for Europe Card Program Receives Green Light for Europe

The App makes cryptocurrencies within the App as easy to spend as traditional money by instantly exchanging the cryptocurrency for GBP or other fiat currencies that can be accessed through the app. MCO Visa Cards work anywhere Visa is accepted. Moreover, users will earn an industry leading up to 5 percent cryptocurrency cashback on everyday transactions.

To order a card, iOS and Android users can download the app, select their desired card and complete a three-minute onboarding process to register.

Our team is thrilled to share this significant milestone with the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for the incredible support we received and we look forward to sharing more updates and developments as we work to introduce cryptocurrency to the mass market.

About was founded in 2016 on a simple belief: it’s a basic human right for everyone to control their money, data and identity. With over 1 million users on its platform today, provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services, turning its vision of “cryptocurrency in every wallet” into reality, one customer at a time. is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and is the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have CCSS Level 3, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance. is headquartered in Hong Kong with a 205+ strong team. For more information, please visit

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OKEx Announces 14 Partnerships to Expand Adoption of Its Native Token OKB

The new OKB applications span from travel, gaming, mobile, cybersecurity to decentralized finance services

VALLETTA, Malta, Oct 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — OKEx (, the world-leading cryptocurrency exchange, has announced partnerships with 14 service providers, covering lifestyle, decentralized finance, and cybersecurity, to promote the adoption of OKB, the global utility token of the exchange.

OKEx Announces 14 Partnerships to Expand Adoption of Its Native Token OKB. The new OKB applications span from travel, gaming, mobile, cybersecurity to decentralized finance services.

OKEx Announces 14 Partnerships to Expand Adoption of Its Native Token OKB. The new OKB applications span from travel, gaming, mobile, cybersecurity to decentralized finance services.

OKB enables access to a plethora of lifestyle applications

Travelling, gaming, and mobile surfing comprise an essential part of the everyday life of many people nowadays. Now, with OKB, its users can easily book hotel stays, top up mobile, or gear up gaming experience via a range of lifestyle partners.

  1. LitexTop up your mobile & fuel card with OKB
    LITEX, the largest commercialized layer2 ecology worldwide, is able to realize off-chain transaction and cross-chain communication to solve the main technical pain points of blockchain. It supports over 100,000 TPS off-chain with zero transaction fees.
  2. TripioBook your stay at 450,000+ hotels worldwide with OKB
    Tripio is the world’s first decentralized travel booking marketplace based on blockchain. It leverages blockchain technology to connect global customers to over 450,000 hotels worldwide with authentic reviews, accurate room status updates, and lower fees.
  3. TrueChainShop at hundreds of merchants with OKB
    TrueChain has partnered with OKB to push the adoption of the token in hundreds of physical stores by leveraging the resources from projects in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. TrueChain is the world’s first public chain that implemented the PoW + PBFT hybrid consensus. It offers DApp and financial transaction services with high performance and security.
  4. QLC ChainRedeem mobile communication services with OKB
    QLC Chain has enabled its users to redeem and top up its blockchain-driven mobile services with OKB. QLC Chain is the next-generation public chain for Network-as-a-Service (NaaS, enabling everyone to operate and benefit from network services.
  5. LuciaRent a room from a trustworthy community with OKB
    Lucia is a blockchain-based rental platform that aims to create a trustworthy, mutually beneficial community. The platform leverage blockchain tech and smart contract to build a rental community based on trust.
  6. BitTorrentUpgrade to fast, ad-free file transfer service with OKB
    BitTorrent is a popular application for transferring files around the internet. With it, you can download movies, TV shows, games, and more to your favorite devices. Now you can subscribe for BitTorrent service with OKB for a high-speed, ad-free downloading experience.
  7. FishChainUp your game with OKB
    FishChain is a virtual asset trading platform built-in gameplay, as well as a blockchain game built into the exchange. FishChain extends the mature collection and form game to the blockchain, providing safer, faster, more transparent and traceable virtual asset services to 50 million players worldwide. There are many fun game-plays in FishChain, mining, trading, fishing, breeding, fighting, mixing, gene combination and so on.

Enhance cybersecurity with OKB

As the development of the internet goes, cybersecurity security has never been so important as it is today. With the new offerings, OKB users can improve the security of their blockchain and smart contract with services provided by top-notch firms.

  1. SlowmistSecurity audits and protection
    SlowMist is a top blockchain ecosystem security company that excels in cybersecurity protection. It offers security audits and protection for leading digital asset exchanges, crypto wallets, public chains, and smart contracts, etc.
  2. BeosinCybersecurity services
    Beosin provides comprehensive cybersecurity services for over 1,000 projects worldwide, including security audits, on-chain asset investigation, threat intelligence push, and wallet security, etc., with rich security defending experience in the blockchain industry.
  3. CertikSmart contract verification
    CertiK is a leading blockchain security company founded by Computer Science professors from Yale University and Columbia University. By applying the rigor of proprietary Formal Verification technology on smart contracts and blockchain protocols, CertiK has been able to secure over USD 62 billion assets, including many of the world’s top blockchain projects.

OKB opens doors to decentralized financial services

The boom of blockchain technology has contributed to the emergence of a new financial system called decentralized finance, also known as DeFi. It is believed that DeFi will benefit people with low-cost financial services with higher efficiency and reliability. In order to let OKB users access a wider range of DeFi services, OKEx has partnered with the following service providers to enable service redemption using OKB.

  1. BitpieMultichain wallet that allows you to manage OKB with ease
    Bitpie is an industry-leading multi-blockchain wallet. It enables users to transact and use DApps with great convenience while holding assets totally under their own control.
  2. KcashMultichain wallet that offers easy storage of OKB
    Kcash is one of the pioneering multichain wallets in the industry, supporting as many as nine currencies, including BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, ETC, ACT, EOS, GXS, and USDT in one place. Its features, such as instant transfer, off-line signature, and Kwealth management, offer flexible while secure digital assets storage to users.
  3. LinkeyeCredit-based financial platform
    LinkEye is a Hyperledger Fabric-based consortium-blockchain solution to facilitate global credit alliance. It provides a platform for relevant institutions to exchange useful and legal credit data, aiming to improve on the current credit system, and eventually create a global credit system that is fair to everyone.
  4. Molecular FutureBorrow cryptocurrencies by pledging Bitcoin
    Molecular Future is a one-stop digital asset investment service platform that offers a wide array of cryptocurrency financial services. With OKB, users can access its cryptocurrency pledge service for easy cryptocurrency mortgages, including lending and borrowing.

“The only thing that can limit the potential of OKB is our imagination,” said Andy Cheung, OKEx’s Head of Operations. “The 14 new partnerships is a shot in the arm for OKB. Together with our community, we will continue to explore the possibility of OKB. By offering a wider array of applications, OKB holders will be able to enjoy the fruit of blockchain technology and the appreciating value of our token.”


OKEx ( is a top-tier cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Malta, offering more than 400 token and futures trading pairs to millions of customers in 150+ countries. OKEx offers the most diverse trading products in the market, ranging from spot trading, fiat-to-token trading, margin trading and crypto derivatives. The company also helps traders, miners, and institutional investors optimize their investment strategies.

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Texas A&M University Takes A 12.5% Equity Stake in Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) (“Volition”) announced today that it (through its subsidiaries) has executed binding agreements contemplated by the previously announced Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A&M University (“Texas A&M“), a member of The Texas A&M University System, to collaborate on the research and development of certain veterinary diagnostic products.

“The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is excited to be working with Volition to develop tests for the early detection of cancer and other diseases in animals,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. “The research and clinical trials conducted by CVM’s veterinary oncologists work on the cutting-edge of medicine and have benefitted both humans and animals. The goal of this project with Volition is to provide all veterinarians with simple, affordable, routine blood tests that can help identify disease early and improve the lives of both animals and the people who love them.”

Cameron Reynolds added, “We are delighted to execute these agreements today and are excited to collaborate with Texas A&M, a leading U.S. institution, to develop Nu.QTM Vet products. Myself and other members of the Volition Board and Executive team have very much enjoyed the hospitality of Texas A&M and are very impressed with the calibre of personnel and fantastic facilities in the veterinary school.”

The signing ceremony took place at the Texas A&M campus, hosted by Dean Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP.  Also in attendance were: Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles DVM, DACVIM, Associate Professor and Dr. Fred and Vola N. Palmer Chair in Comparative Oncology, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department; Chantal De Bleu, Director General and Phillipe La Chappelle, Director of Innovation of AWEX, the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency; members of the Volition Executive team including Chairman, Dr. Martin Faulkes and Chief Executive Officer, Cameron Reynolds.

Under the terms of these agreements, Texas A&M received an approximate 12.5% equity stake in Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC (“Volition Veterinary”), a subsidiary of Volition and will provide its expertise and conduct specified research and development activities.  Volition (through its subsidiaries) will provide certain of its intellectual property associated with its proprietary Nu.QTM platform and assays as well as an aggregate of $400,000 to TAMU and affiliated entities towards the collaboration.

Market Background

There are currently no accurate, simple, affordable cancer screening or diagnostic tests available in veterinary medicine, yet 25% of dogs will develop cancer at some stage of their life.

The U.S. is currently the largest veterinary market in the world with more than 55 million dogs and approximately 4.2 million cancer diagnoses each year. It has a clearly defined regulatory pathway via the USDA, requiring fewer and smaller clinical studies than the FDA process for human diagnostics which generally allows a much faster route to revenue for veterinary products as compared to human products.

With pricing currently expected to be between $100$200 per test, Volition believes that this is a multi-billion-dollar opportunity. Volition aims to have the first Nu.QTM Vet product on the market in the U.S. in 2020.


Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (“TAMU CVM”) was established in 1916 and since that time has graduated over 8,000 veterinarians. The faculty and staff of the college are committed to exceptional teaching, research, and patient care.  Their research addresses significant problems in both animal and human health. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides patient care services to thousands of animals every year.

About Volition

Volition is a multi-national life sciences company developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of NucleosomicsTM, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid – an indication that disease is present.  Volition is primarily focused on human diagnostics but also has a subsidiary focused on animal diagnostics.

Volition’s research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in Texas, London and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market.

For more information about Volition, visit Volition’s website ( or connect with us via:


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Happiness Biotech Group Limited Announces Pricing of US$11 Million Firm Commitment Initial Public Offering

NANPING, China, Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Happiness Biotech Group Limited (the “Company”), an innovative China-based nutraceutical and dietary supplements producer, announced today the pricing of a U.S. underwritten initial public offering (“Offering”) of 2,000,000 ordinary shares at a price to the public of $5.50 per share. The ordinary shares have been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market and are expected to commence trading on October 25, 2019 under the ticker symbol “HAPP.”

The Company expects to receive aggregate gross proceeds of $11 million from this Offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and other related expenses. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 ordinary shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts. The Offering is expected to close on or about October 29, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Proceeds from the Offering will be used to increase the number of experience stores, to build the Lucidum breeding base, research and development, marketing expenses and working capital.

The Offering is being conducted on a firm commitment basis. Univest Securities, LLC. is acting as the lead underwriter, Aegis Capital Corp., Newbridge Securities Corporation, WestPark Capital, Inc., and Zinvest Global Limited are acting as co-managers for the Offering. Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC acted as counsel to the Company, and Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP acted as counsel to the underwriters in connection with the Offering.

A registration statement on Form F-1 relating to this U.S. offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and was declared effective by the SEC as of October 10, 2019.The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus, forming a part of the registration statement. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the U.S. offering may be obtained from Univest Securities, LLC, 375 Park Avenue, Unit 1502, New York, NY 10152, by telephone at +1 212 343 8888 or email at In addition, a copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained via the SEC’s website at

Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and other documents the Company has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the Offering. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities, nor shall such securities be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any of the Company’s securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

About Happiness Biotech Group Limited.

Headquartered in Nanping, China, Happiness Biotech Group Limited is an innovative China-based nutraceutical and dietary supplements producer focused on the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a variety of products made from Chinese herbal extracts and other ingredients. The Company’s goal is to provide high-quality products to our consumers. Over the past 14 years, the Company has established a product portfolio consisting of 32 SFDA registered “Blue-Cap” SKUs of nutraceutical and dietary supplements products. For more information, please visit:

About Univest Securities, LLC.

Registered with FINRA since 1994, Univest Securities, LLC provides a wide variety of financial services to its institutional and retail clients globally including brokerage and execution services, sales and trading, market making, investment banking and advisory, wealth management. It strives to provide clients with value-add service and focuses on building long-term relationship with its clients. For more information, please visit:

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Company’s proposed Offering. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, including the expectation that the Offering will be successfully completed. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company’s registration statement and in its other filings with the SEC.

For more information, please contact:

Univest Securities, LLC
Edric Guo, COO
Phone: +1-212-343-8888

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333

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