Extension of termination deadline as Squire awaits approval of CSE

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Squire Mining Ltd. (CSE:SQR | FWB:9SQ | OTCQB:SQRMF) (“Squire”), Mr. Calvin Ayre, Cunning Hams Limited, Tansley Equipment Limited and Woodland Technology Group Inc. have agreed to extend, from October 31, 2019 to December 31, 2019, the termination date included in the executed definitive share purchase agreement, as announced by press release of Squire dated August 29, 2019.

CSE Satock Halt

As the share purchase transaction (the “Transaction”) constitutes a “fundamental change” (“Fundamental Change”) of Squire, as defined in Policy 8 of the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”), Squire’s stock has been halted pursuant to CSE Policies and will remain halted at least until meeting materials have been accepted by CSE, sent to shareholders of Squire for approval of the Fundamental Change and posted to CSE’s website. The halt is considered a Regulatory Halt as defined in National Instrument 23‐101‐Trading Rules.

Update regarding Shareholders’ Meeting

Further to the press release of Squire dated August 29, 2019, in which it was announced that Squire made a submission of a revised CSE Form 2A Listing Statement (the “Listing Statement”) to the CSE, it is to be noted that Squire and the team at the CSE continue discussions to further revise the Listing Statement.

In due course, Squire will announce the new date for its shareholders’ meeting (the “Shareholders’ Meeting”) to, inter alia, approve the Fundamental Change. At this point, Squire is unable to determine a set timeline for the Shareholders’ Meeting, as the date of approval of the CSE is unknown and has not been communicated to Squire.

About Squire Mining Ltd.

Squire is a Canadian based technology company engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the business of developing and operating cloud computing data infrastructure and system technology to support global blockchain applications related to Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Core and other associated SHA‐256 derived digital assets.

For further information contact:

Angela Holowaychuk

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: +1 800‐371‐2809

The CSE accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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Canadian Securities Exchange to launch security token offerings (STO)

Canadian Securities Exchange to launch security token offerings (STO)

The platform would supposedly make it safer to invest in tokens.

In a release, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has announced that they are working on North America’s first blockchain-based platform for clearing and settling securities. Through the platform, companies can issue tokens representing conventional equity and debt through what they call “security token offerings” (STO).

The process is expected to substantially cut down on costs and errors, while affording investors with real-time clearing and settlement instead of the conventional two-business day wait. While the move seems promising, the CSE still has to file for regulator approval of the clearing house.

The platform aims to take over what we now know as initial coin offerings (ICO’s), and hopes to garner better investor confidence by subjecting all token sales to compliance to regulations and protocol review before being traded.

“This is a landmark announcement for the Canadian capital markets. The Canadian Securities Exchange expects to be the first recognized exchange in Canada to introduce a fully developed blockchain platform for trading, clearing and settling tokenized securities,” says CSE CEO Richard Carleton. “Our platform represents an intersection between blockchain and the capital markets that delivers on blockchain’s promise to disrupt conventional transaction and record-keeping mechanisms, thereby providing tangible benefits for market stakeholders. By harnessing this technology, the potential exists to extend corporate finance beyond the limits of traditional equity and debt offerings. We look forward to working with regulators and with corporations seeking to raise capital through STOs to fully realize the benefits of the new platform. We believe it represents a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders in the Canadian marketplace.”

The exchange is targeting both corporations and individual investors, and is hinting at opening itself to international traders as well.

“The inherent benefits of blockchain-based clearing and settlement services apply to large, established companies as much as they apply to start-up entrepreneurs seeking to access the public capital markets for the first time. Accordingly, the platform has the potential to raise the global profile of the Canadian capital markets and introduce the CSE to a much larger stakeholder base in Canada and around the world,” they wrote in the release.

Note: Tokens in the SegWit chain are referred to as SegWit1X (BTC) and SegWit Gold (SWG) and are no longer Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the only true Bitcoin as intended by the original Satoshi white paper.  Bitcoin BCH is the only public block chain that offers safe and cheap microtransactions.