TORONTO, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Prophecy DeFi Inc. ("Prophecy DeFi" or the "Company") (CSE: PDFI) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Stuart Hensman to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
VANCOUVER, BC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Mobilum Technologies Inc. ("Mobilum'' or the "Company'') (CSE: MBLM) (OTC: TECXF) (FRA: C0B1), a technology driven company making traditional finance accessible through compliant digital payment infrastructure and digital asset management technologies, is plea
TORONTO, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ - Ghost Drops continues to evolve the cannabis scene, today announcing the launch of its pioneering NFT marketplace, In collaboration with full-service digital banking partner QNTMPAY, Ghost Drops – the iconic
ChainSafe announces acquisition of Node Factory
Toronto-based blockchain R&D firm ChainSafe announces the acquisition of Croatian blockchain partner Node Factory. TORONTO, July 23, 2021 /CNW/ - ChainSafe is a leading blockchain development and engineering solutions firm encompassing top engineering talent from around the world. The company is architecting official client implementations on Ethereum 2.0 ("Lodestar"), Polkadot ("Gossamer"), Filecoin ("Forest''), a Rust implementation of the Mina Protocol, and many more. ChainSafe rounds out their deep Web 3.0 portfolio with undertakings into product development via their privacy-first file storage solution ChainSafe Files, the ChainSafe Gaming SDK, as well as their flagship product ChainBridge. Today, they announce the acquisition of fellow blockchain development firm Node Factory. "We could not be more excited to have Node Factory join the ChainSafe family. They have been integral partners in helping us build Lodestar for more than a year. Their work is always of the highest, most reliable quality, and above the code sits an even friendlier team. Adding their roster of talented developers into the ChainSafe mix gives us more depth and specific knowledge within the blockchain space. We look forward to building even greater things with Node Factory throughout the multi-chain tomorrow that we have envisioned since we took our first step in this journey," states Aidan Hyman, CEO and co-founder of ChainSafe. Node Factory is a blockchain R&D firm based in Zagreb, Croatia. They are a team of experienced developers that have made important contributions to dApp, infrastructure, and tooling development for Web 3.0 and networks such as Polkadot and Filecoin. The company has created products such as ChainGuardian, a desktop application for Eth2 validators, and FilSnap, a plugin for the MetaMask browser wallet enabling users to interact with Filecoin dApps. They have also helped a host of startups launch their own decentralized applications. Marin Petrunic, co-founder and CTO of Node Factory, first got involved with ChainSafe by being an external contributor on Lodestar, ChainSafe's Eth2 TypeScript implementation. These open source contributions eventually led to conversations about ChainSafe's acquisition of Node Factory to combine efforts. "Node Factory's priorities have always been on delivering quality work on the edge. Joining the larger ChainSafe crew will give our existing portfolio even more development resources to produce even more cutting-edge work, and allow both teams to cross-pollinate our learnings and research to meaningfully grow and build extraordinary things," states Belma Gutlic, co-founder and CEO at Node Factory. With ChainSafe intaking the Node Factory roster, it further bolsters their already deep pool of global blockchain developer talent. On the leadership front, Node Factory co-founder and CEO Belma Gutlic will join ChainSafe as Head of Solutions, while Marin Petrunic, co-founder and CTO at Node Factory will join as ChainSafe's Europe Lead. This announcement is the first of its kind in ChainSafe's history. Going forward, the organization will likely look to more strategic moves of this kind as their business scales up to include more blockchains and newer product offerings which leverage the same technologies they are helping to build. About ChainSafe ChainSafe is a global leader in blockchain protocol and infrastructure development. They contribute to major ecosystems including Ethereum, Polkadot, Filecoin, Cosmos, Mina, and many more. You can learn more about ChainSafe at their website, Github, Twitter, Medium, or join the conversation in their Discord. View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE ChainSafe Systems
/THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. NEWS AGENCIES/ VANCOUVER, BC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - MAS Gold Corp. ("MAS Gold" or the "Company") – (TSXV: MAS) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement for up to 15,000,000 units of the company (the "Uni
CALGARY, AB, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Strathcona Resources Ltd. ("Strathcona" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has completed a strategic acquisition of Montney assets in the Resthaven area, located directly offsetting and integral with the Company's existing Montney operations in the Kakwa
CALGARY, AB, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - MEG Energy Corp. ("MEG" or the "Company") (TSX: MEG) announced today that it has issued a notice to redeem US$100 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% senior secured second lien notes due 2025 (the "Second Lien Notes") at a redemption price of 103.25%,
US Housing Starts June and Softwood Lumber Prices July: 2021
VANCOUVER, BC, July 23, 2021 /CNW/ - US housing starts for June 2021 jumped +6.3% compared to May, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.643 million. This is the highest in three months amid strong demand from buyers, elevated materials costs, and a shortage of qualified workers. For June 2021, total residential starts in the US increased by +49% from the same month one year ago, when it was 840,000. After spectacular increases so far this year, permits for future homebuilding in June were up by +35%, to a rate of fell 5.1% to a rate of 1.6 million units, compared to June 2020 when it was 891,000.   Shrewd investors know construction framing softwood lumber prices are a good leading indicator for US housing activity.June starts of single-family housing, the largest share of the market and construction method which uses the most wood, was 1.16 million annualized, a +23% improvement compared to June 2020, when it was 891,000. Slowing down from the previous month but improving markedly over one-year-ago, single-family permits were at 1.1 million units, a +32% improvement compared to June 2020 when it was 840,000 units.  Shrewd investors know that construction framing softwood lumber prices are a good leading indicator for US housing activity, including home building and home sales.  Don't miss out, get lumber price data updates directly to your desktop every Friday morning. Benchmark Softwood Lumber Prices July & US Housing Starts June: 2021 As for the lumber market, following a brief lull at a level US$760 mfbm for two weeks, in the week ending July 16, 2021 the wholesaler price of benchmark softwood lumber commodity item Western S-P-F KD 2x4 #2&Btr dropped significantly. That week's price of US$555 mfbm is down by -$205, or -27%, from the previous week, and is down by -$651, or -54%, from one month ago when it was $1,206. When compared to the same week last year, when it was $554, that week's price is up by +$1, or (0%). * Madison's Lumber Prices, weekly, are a good forecast indicator of US home builder's current lumber buying activity ——> DETAILS Benchmark Softwood Lumber Commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir Price: July 2021 Compared to the price two years ago, when it was US$368 mfbm, for the week ending July 16, 2021, the price of Western S-P-F KD 2x4 was up by +$187, or +51%. STAY AHEAD of US housing price data by getting access to softwood lumber prices. Released every Friday for that week, since 1952 Madison's Lumber Prices is used by the forest products industry as a price guide for North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber. These are, of course, the inputs into US and Canadian home building materials. US Housing 1-Unit Starts & Permits June and Benchmark Softwood Lumber Prices July: 2021 The latest data from the Western Wood Products Association shows that Canadian and US softwood lumber production and sawmill capacity utilization rates for April continued gains seen in March. US sawmill production as a per cent of practical capacity for the first four months of this year improved to 88%, compared to the same time in 2020 when it was 83%, said the Western Wood Products Association's monthly Lumber Track. Bouncing back closer to normal historical levels, Canadian sawmill production as a per cent of practical capacity rose yet more in January to April 2021, to 84% compared to one year ago when it was a tragic 72%. Madison's Benchmark Top-Six Softwood Lumber and Panel Prices: Historical Perspective To subscribe, simply fill out an order form here: Established in 1952, Madison's Lumber Prices is your premiere source for North American softwood lumber news, prices, industry insight, and industry contacts. The weekly Madison's Lumber Reporter publishes current Canadian and US construction framing dimension lumber and panel wholesaler pricing information 50 weeks a year and access to historical pricing as well. Madison's offers a variety of products to meet your information needs regarding the North American forest products industry including: Madison's Lumber Prices: Madison's Heating Wood Pellet Prices: Madison's British Columbia Coast Log Prices: Madison's Forest Pulse: Madison's Canadian Sawmill Listings: SOURCE Madison's Lumber Reporter
MONTREAL, July 22, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Peak Fintech Group Inc. (CSE: PKK) (OTCQX: PKKFF) ("Peak" or the "Company"), an innovative Fintech service provider to the Chinese commercial lending sector, today announced that effective July 27, 2021 all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the
TORONTO, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is continuing its work to protect the titles of financial planners and advisors in Ontario. FSRA is committed to transparency and engaging with stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective regulatio
Arthur Meerdink appointed Practice Leader, Aviation Canada TORONTO, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ -- Chubb today announced that it has set up an Aviation hub in Canada to develop further its domestic General Aviation and non-major aerospace business.
CAN Fund Virtually Opens The Market
TORONTO, July 23, 2021 /CNW/ - The majority of athletes competing for Canada at the Tokyo Games are CAN Fund recipients. Celebrating the start of the largest sporting event in the world, CAN Fund Founder Jane Roos, CAN Fund COO Conrad Leinemann, CAN Fund Athlete Relations Manager Ali Martincek along with CAN Fund donors representing the many fundraising campaigns joined Tanya Rowntree, Global Head of Client Success, Capital Formation, TMX Group, to open the market celebrating the athlete's journey and the impact of investing in Canadian talent.    CAN Fund is a not for profit organization that provides direct funding of $6000 to each athlete recipient so they can afford what they need to train and compete on the world stage. Every CAN Fund donor receives the name of the athlete they are supporting and a tax receipt. Over 850 athletes applied to CAN Fund this year including Para athletes Morgan Bird (swimming) and Keely Shaw (cycling) who were surprised during the market opening by becoming 2021 CAN Fund recipients. This Sunday July 25th is the inaugural CAN Fund #150Women BE EPIC Run happening virtually coast to coast. Walk or run in your community and support female athletes. Find out more at @CANFund @150Women For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 1 (SD-SDI) and is produced at the TMX Broadcast Centre and sent live to the TOC. To pick up the feed via the Dejero network, please contact The client feature video will begin playing on the TMX media wall at approximately 9:27 a.m. ET and the markets will open with the sound of a siren at 9:30 a.m. ET Date:   Friday, July 23, 2021   Time:   9:00am - 9:30am Place:  Virtually Broadcast SOURCE Toronto Stock Exchange