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Graph Blockchain Announces First Sale Through BluStem Ecommerce

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 23, 2020) – Graph Blockchain Inc. (CSE: GBLC) (“Graph” or the “Company“) is please to announce that the Company has received the first order of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) and other ancillary product through the BluStem Ltd. (“BluStem”) multi-channel eCommerce market place. The value of the sales is approximately $63,000.

Graph has seen a dramatic increase in demand due to COVID-19 for protection equipment (PPE) over the past few months. Company management and team members are working diligently to establish supply chains both inside Canada and around the globe to help fill that demand.

Andrew Ryu, CEO of the Company commented, the sale of PPE represents the further streamlining of our operations and a considerable step forward in our long-term strategy to optimize BlueStem. With this sale, we will continue to expand our online footprint and strengthen our focus on sustainable, value-driving plans associated with growing PPE business.”

About BluStem Ltd.

BluStem Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graph Blockchain Inc. BluStem is an eCommerce ecosystem for B2C and B2B audiences in support of scaling both its own and its partnership brands. The Company will feature COVID-19 related products such as PPE. Revenue growth will come through the sale of products, marketing, licensing, and product fulfillment fees including the Company’s own brand “BluStem” that will leverage white-labeling supply chain partnership agreements.

About Graph Blockchain Inc.

The Company develops leading-edge business intelligence and data management solutions that is implemented into eCommerce marketplace. BluStem is an eCommerce marketplace for B2C and B2B audiences in support of scaling both its own and its partner brands.

Additional Information on the Company & eCommerce Marketplace is available at:
www.graphblockchain.com
www.BluStem.com

For further information, please contact:

Jamie Hyland
Phone: +1-604-442-2425
Email: jhyland@graphblockchain.com

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Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and reflect the Company’s expectations as of the date hereof and are subject to change thereafter. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

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ALYI Releases New Details On EV Battery And Charging Station Components Of Overall Electric Mobility Ecosystem Solution

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Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – September 22, 2020) – Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC Pink: ALYI) today released new details on the Company’s overall electric mobility ecosystem solution with a specific focus on the electric vehicle (EV) battery and charging station components of the company’s developing electric mobility ecosystem solution.

ALYI is approaching the electric vehicle market with a comprehensive and long-term view. We are endeavoring to build an electric mobility ecosystem that connects ever evolving technology with an environmentally sensitive transportation solution driven by a myriad of consumer expectations which are ever changing in reaction to new technologies and competitive offerings. The electric mobility ecosystem is nothing but a conversation if it does not also include investment as a component of the system.

While the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle is ALYI’s point of embarkation into the introduction of the electric mobility ecosystem, it is our annual symposium that is the anchor of our intent to continually harness evolving technology to ultimately produce near-term and long-term future electric mobility solutions that are in sync with consumer expectations.

In other words, there are a lot of moving parts that will go into making electric vehicles for the future and our approach is not to build an organization with expertise in all those parts, but otherwise to build an ecosystem that coordinate select internal expertise with market wide external expertise to produce a perpetual continuum of electric mobility solutions.

ALYI has initiated its electric mobility focus first in Sub-Saharan Africa where per capita transportation infrastructure is substantially under resourced. The prevailing low per capital transportation infrastructure is ideal for technology leapfrog opportunities.

The ReVolt Electric Motorcycle is just the starting place for ALYI’s long-term electric mobility vision. Instead of designing specific future products in an isolated lab, ALYI has designed a process to bring a community of stakeholders together with ALYI’s own design team to collectively contribute to the future of electric mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

To motivate and inspire collaboration in a rational electric mobility evolutionary process, ALYI has architected an annual electric mobility symposium and conference around an electric auto race as an anchor event.

Just as the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle is ALYI’s overall point of embarkation into the introduction of its electric mobility ecosystem, the company is also initiating into the ecosystem at a subcomponent level with the selection of market available components or the origination of components that will be integrated into the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle and the ongoing support of the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle centered transportation solution.

Off the shelf components can bring tested and supported solutions. Off the shelf solutions can also come with design limitations. Accordingly, the electric mobility ecosystem is a never-ending work in progress. Research will be continuous, and the solutions today will continuously be updated or replaced.

With Tesla leading media attention on the EV market, we are following suit with a focus today – Tesla’s Battery Day – on our own progress and direction with the EV battery component of our overall electric mobility ecosystem. Our EV battery focus today also includes addressing the inclusion of charging station solution in our electric mobility ecosystem.

EV Battery And Charging Station Electric Mobility Ecosystem Components

Our EV battery approach includes both an ongoing internal initiative and the evaluation of external, off the shelf solutions.

We have had a long-term interest in the potential of industrial hemp as a material for an EV charging solution.

Hemp has demonstrated potential to offer a very cost-effective superior material to traditional graphene in the production of supercapacitors. Side by side comparison of hemp solutions to lithium battery solutions have shown favorable results for the potential of hemp. ALYI’s hemp battery initiative has formerly engaged notable industry leadership in the hemp supercapacitor research field. It is our intent to engage a university partner to maintain our ongoing research initiative.

A hemp solution is not ready for a near-term implementation. The first production generation of the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle will integrate an off the shelf solution. The design of the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle can flexibly utilize almost any lithium battery solution and the first production version may offer more than one battery option.

ALYI’s leading initial battery focus remains on the ongoing exploration of solutions from Samsung SDI and Gegadyne Energy.

ALYI also intends to contemporaneously introduce a charging station solution with the roll-out of the ReVolt Electric Motorcycle. In light of the current electric grid limitations, it is our belief the appropriate charging station solution should stand alone and independently source electricity separate from the local grid.

Solar power is an obvious option and we are evaluating solar charging stations. At the same time, we are exploring a promising fuel cell solution. We anticipate the initial electric charging station solution may involve pilots with more than partner and more than one technology.

ALYI Electric Mobility Ecosystem Stakeholder Participation Model

ALYI’s electric mobility ecosystem has been designed to invite wide participation with the catalyst launching the ecosystem into perpetual motion built around a planned initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) organized by ALYI funding partner RevoltTOLKEN.

The RevoltTOKEN cryptocurrency is structured to incorporate the holder as a stakeholder into the ALYI electric mobility ecosystem.

The RevoltTOKEN cryptocurrency is a utility token with redeemable value into the ALYI electric mobility ecosystem.

All interested in purchasing RevoltTOKEN cryptocurrency are encouraged to thoroughly review the white paper currently in a draft form and available on the RevoltTOKEN website (www.revolttoken.com) where the cryptocurrency redemption options are listed.

The whitepaper also details the overall vision of the ALYI electric mobility ecosystem in partnership with those becoming RevoltTOKEN stakeholders.

RevoltTOKEN is prepared to promptly move forward with the planned ICO. The ICO date and details will be forthcoming in several soon to be published future updates.

In the meantime, any parties interested in the pre-ICO purchase of RevoltTOKEN cryptocurrency can contact the company by email at ir@revolttoken.com to explore pre-ICO incentives and opportunities.

For more information and to stay up to date on ALYI’s latest developments, please visit www.alternetsystemsinc.com.

Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur.

Alternet Systems, Inc. Contact:
Randell Torno
info@lithiumip.com
+1-800-713-0297

Epazz DeskFlex Room Booking Software Is Receiving Increased Demand From Universities and Colleges Struggling to Reopen After COVID-19 Lockdowns

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DeskFlex Course Scheduling Software for universities receives more requests from schools, colleges and universities to reopen safely amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago, Illinois–(Newsfile Corp. – September 22, 2020) – Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ), a mission-critical provider of cloud-based business solutions, announced today that DeskFlex room booking software for universities is receiving a growing number of requests from schools, colleges and universities that are struggling to reopen their campuses after COVID-19 lockdowns.

Many educational institutions are seeking tools and technologies to help manage social distancing and contact tracing in order to go back to school. DeskFlex’s room booking software has anti-COVID features that help secure schools, colleges and universities as they continue to open this fall. DeskFlex room scheduling tools provide thermal scanner features, mask detection and interactive TV screens placed at entranceways to monitor students, faculty and school employees when entering the premises.

DeskFlex room booking software continuously improves its complementary hardware devices, including the FlexCube QR code scanner, contactless conference room display screens, Bluetooth beacons and lobby kiosks.

According to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), there must be a better contact tracing process, better testing and personal protective equipment before schools can reopen safely. DeskFlex room reservation software has COVID-compliant features, including a contact tracing tool, mask detection, thermal scanning and social distancing to help school administrators monitor everyone entering school premises and track those who have possibly been contaminated.

Under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal in New York City, schools are reopening using a hybrid model, under which students will attend in-person classes only a few days in a week. The schools limit classroom capacity to 12 students to comply with social distancing recommendations from health experts and the CDC. DeskFlex will benefit from these recommendations because our software makes it possible for schools to maintain capacity limits for each classroom, social distancing protocols and anti-coronavirus measures.

According to Shaun Passley, Ph.D., CEO of Epazz, Inc., “We are confident that DeskFlex classroom scheduling software can provide exceptional and insightful solutions to schools, colleges and universities for safeguarding their students, faculty and from the infection.”

About DeskFlex.com

DeskFlex is a desk booking solution and room reservation software for conference rooms, workspaces, desks, car parking spaces, equipment, hoteling and hot desking that helps office managers accommodate the needs of mobile workers while reducing rent and facility costs. DeskFlex lets employees reserve space in advance or claim desks right away. It adjusts the telephone switch (PBX) so calls ring at the “desk du jour.” DeskFlex includes check-in, point-and-click floor maps, a web browser, a local kiosk, Outlook integration and conference room scheduling.

About Epazz, Inc. (www.epazz.com)

Epazz, Inc. is a leading cloud-based software company that specializes in providing customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher education institutions and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS™ v3.0 is a complete web-based software package for small- to mid-size businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and higher education institutions. BoxesOS provides many of the web-based applications organizations would otherwise need to purchase separately. Epazz’s other products are K9Sky.com kennel software and the Provitrac applicant tracking system.

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CONTACT: For more information, please contact

Investor Relations
investors@epazz.net
(312) 955-8161
www.epazz.com

WPO expands in Asia by supporting The Blue Circle in the management of its Vietnamese wind farm

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The Blue Circle, the leading renewable energy company in Southeast Asia, identifies, develops, finances, and operates renewable energy projects in geographical areas throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As part of its contract with The Blue Circle, WPO will now provide data management services for the Dai Phong wind farm located in the Bình Thuận province in Southeast Vietnam.

The Dai Phong wind farm, with a total capacity of 42 MW, includes ten Vestas V150-4.2 wind turbines. These turbines, with blades as tall as 27 storeys building, are first of their kind in Asia and to be connected onto WPO’s systems.

Thanks to its expertise, WPO supports The Blue Circle in its commitment to building responsible and sustainable projects not only using the most advanced turbines but also the most advanced tracing technologies such as Blockchain.

Olivier Duguet, founder and CEO of The Blue Circle, comments: “We are looking forward to working with WPO and support their expansion in Southeast Asia. Their expertise and range of services will be a great asset for managing the performance of our wind power site in Bình Thuận. As The Blue Circle is rolling out construction of its pipeline of projects, we need reliable and experienced partners such as WPO”.

The first step in WPO’s regional development

European leader in its sector, WPO is now diversifying into new territories including Asia and more specifically South-East Asia. With its expertise, WPO hopes to develop its activities in the region, especially after the GreenToken Public Offering timely launched on the 8th of September.

“Our company has been growing steadily for more than a decade in a particularly fast-growing European market. Asia is our next target on which we place a lot of hope, I am convinced that our unique know-how will allow us to further develop our presence here. Given the growth of installed wind power capacity forecasted for the region, we are particularly excited by the prospects of this first contract”, adds Barthélémy Rouer, CEO of WPO.

Finastra helps redefine the future of finance to improve millions of lives worldwide

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Finastra has announced plans around a range of initiatives which will enable its customers to accelerate through change, as well as creating positive outcomes for millions of people around the world. The move is part of the company’s ongoing innovation and open cloud platform strategy.

Through technology and collaboration, Finastra and its customers are set to positively impact over nine million lives around the world, with key areas of focus including: 

1. The SME funding gap – Finastra is piloting a revolutionary microfinance initiative, Trust Machine, in Kenya. Together with partners in data, financial literacy, blockchain and scenario modelling, the resulting loan and balance sheet optimization solution aims to reduce the $19bn funding gap by 1% in the country, which could potentially create 50,000 new jobs to encourage sustainable economic growth.

2. Equality in financial services – Between 2009 and 2015 in the US, it was estimated that up to 1.3 million purchase and refinance loans were rejected for African American and Latinx applicants. FinEqual is a hackathon winning idea that is now under investigation at Finastra, designed to spot potential bias in credit decisions.

3. Financial inclusion  Finastra digital solutions are enabling customers to reach over five million people who are currently unbanked. One example is IFIC Bank in Bangladesh which is helping to bring more people into the banking ecosystem, many of whom didn’t hold a bank account before.

4. Serving customers through change – Ecobank recently connected 34 African countries with a unified cash management system, powered by Finastra. In three months, Ecobank processed approximately $75 million in transaction volumes for COVID-19 relief funds to citizens, through Fusion Cash Management.

Separately, having moved to the cloud earlier this year, Finastra’s core banking platform, Fusion Phoenix, is expected to enable US community banks and credit unions to provide continued banking support remotely to nearly a million end users.

For other initiatives and projects, click here.

“2020 has been a year of monumental change and disruption on so many fronts. With it has come a broader awareness of the need to redefine finance for good, and to empower better outcomes for society as a whole,” said Simon Paris, CEO of Finastra. “Our goal is to support our customers through this change as they accelerate their digital transformation and deepen the role of financial services to help millions of individuals, SMEs and communities navigate the future. Our people, technology and ecosystem help tackle some of the biggest challenges in our industry, with the aim of driving open finance and economic prosperity for all.”

Erika Baumann, Senior Wholesale Banking Analyst, Aite Group said, “COVID-19 has forced a global rethink for many organizations, accelerating the need for solutions that positively impact lives, businesses and communities. Initiatives like Finastra’s Trust Machine, which pull together ecosystem expertise to tackle bigger problems such as inequality and poverty, are just one way that industry is reshaping itself for better outcomes.”

Finastra’s broad technology product set across lending, payments, treasury and retail banking is powering these initiatives, alongside its FusionFabric.cloud open developer platform. It is all underpinned by a comprehensive suite of data-driven insights applications to improve business intelligence; and a suite of transformational services designed to help customers successfully accelerate through change.

To join our regional webcasts today and tomorrow, which cover these topics in more detail, or to access the recordings visit: https://www.finastra.com/financeforgoodlive

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