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WISeKey’s Digital Security Rewarded by a Second French National Cybersecurity Agency’s security Visa and an ISO 27001 Certification Renewal




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WISeKey’s Digital Security Rewarded by a Second French National Cybersecurity Agency’s security Visa and an ISO 27001 Certification Renewal

These two independent cybersecurity recognitions in a row confirm the Company’s leading position for decades as a provider of hardware and software solutions to protect the most sensitive data.

Paris, France – Geneva, Switzerland – June 14, 2019: WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW) (“WISeKey”), a Swiss based cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that on June 4th, 2019 it received its second security Visa for the Common Criteria security certification of its AT90SO128 Rev. H secure microcontroller (certification report ANSSI-CC-2018/34) from the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI). For more information, please refer to the dedicated section on the ANSSI website ( This government grade award came in parallel to the renewal of WISEKEY Semiconductors’ ISO 27001:2013 certification of the Company’s Information Security Management System.

Cybercrime is dramatically increasing, particularly through the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), causing billions of dollars in losses for organizations and individuals globally. Consequently, an increasing number of self-evaluated supposed-to-be-secure-solutions are appearing on the market. In most cases, the protection, if any, is limited, creating breaches that are still open for hackers.

WISeKey’s original unique approach, as a recognized long-time established provider of hardware and software cybersecurity solutions, is based on the concept of certified Root-to-Chip security. From its WebTrust stamped Certification Authority service (Public Key Infrastructure [PKI] Root-of-Trust) to its Common Criteria certified VaultIC secure element embedded into the connected object, all the links in the security chain are consistent and independently evaluated by third parties. The protection against cyber-insecurity is total.

WISeKey sets the security bar even higher. Not only are the products and solutions certified, but also the Company’s Information Security Management System, as a whole, is certified by an independent organization against the ISO 27001:2013 standard. This is a guarantee that, from the building to the employees and from the IT architecture to the documentation system, the state-of-the-art security policies are in place to offer a first-in-class consistent security service.

The security Visas issued by ANSSI allow users to easily identify reliable cyber security solutions that are recognized as such following an evaluation performed in accordance with rigorous and approved methods by licensed evaluation laboratories. This evaluation involves in-depth conformity analysis and penetration testing to make sure that the solutions are compliant with the targeted security need. A security Visa takes the form of a certification or qualification, depending on the context and the need. Security Visas are a security guarantee for the users.

 “Only very few companies in the world are able to maintain such a high certified security standard to offer the best solutions against cybercrime. WISeKey is one of them,” says Bernard Vian, General Manager of WISeKey Semiconductors. “The unique expertise we have been building, from the inception of the first banking systems in the late seventies until now, is an insurance for our customers. The security Visa and the ISO 27001 certification are just evidence of this dedication.”

About WISeKey:

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey Semiconductors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey has an installed base of over 1 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens, etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors secure a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology, trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”), provides secure authentication and identification in both physical and virtual environments for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.


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BitPay Launches Support for Ethereum




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Global Businesses Can Accept Ethereum for Payment Processing and Cross-Border Transactions

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, today announced its customers will soon be able to safely, securely, and compliantly accept Ethereum. Businesses using BitPay for payment processing can accept Ethereum for purchases without the need for any integration or enhancements. Additionally, wallet users will be able to store and use Ethereum in a BitPay wallet and BitPay Prepaid Visa Card holders can top up debit cards. 

“BitPay is consistently at the forefront of using cryptocurrency to solve real-world problems and offer our global customers the best options to accept and pay with multiple blockchain assets,” said Stephen Pair, CEO of BitPay. “As one of the largest crypto currencies by market cap and one used by thousands of companies, Ethereum is the next logical choice.”

BitPay offers Ethereum as a payment mechanism along with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Businesses have another settlement solution that does not rely on traditional bank wires. BitPay also offers stable coin settlement with Circle CENTRE USD//Coin (USDC)Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and Paxos Standard token (PAX) as well as in 12 currencies and direct bank deposit in 37 countries.  

Businesses in developing countries have a way to sell to consumers in established markets while businesses in established markets can accept cryptocurrency from consumers in developing countries. BitPay calculates prices displayed on BitPay invoices in 150 currencies and can settle in over 200 countries. For merchants who want to be settled by bank transfer, the transfer is initiated the next business day, and cryptocurrency is settled the next day, 365 days a year.

“It is exciting to see BitPay leading the way in integrating Ethereum into global payment systems,” said Vitalik Buterin, founder and creator of Ethereum. “This truly opens up a new world of possibilities for the Ethereum ecosystem, and together we can continue to be a leading innovator for real world use cases for cryptocurrencies.”

Blockchain technology was invented with the goal of revolutionizing the financial industry. By continuing to add additional cryptocurrency support, BitPay is advancing blockchain payments on a global scale, making payments faster, more secure, and less expensive. Ethereum, launched in 2015, is a blockchain enabled smart contract platform. 

BitPay’s existing merchants, including Microsoft, Newegg, Dish Networks, FanDuel and Avnet, will be able to turn on support for Ethereum seamlessly without any additional integration.  BitPay plans to go live with Ethereum support in the coming weeks for BitPay merchants and BitPay wallet holders.  

About BitPay
Founded in 2011, BitPay is the pioneer and the most experienced company in bitcoin and blockchain payments. Its suite of products enables businesses to send and receive cross border payments, also enabling consumers to manage digital assets with the BitPay Wallet and turn digital assets into dollars with the BitPay Prepaid Visa® Card. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $70 million from leading investors including Founders Fund, Index Ventures and Aquiline Technology Growth. For more information visit

The BitPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa, U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan” and “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014. Use of the Card is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Cardholder Agreement and fee schedule, if any.

Media Contacts:
Jan Jahosky

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Datametrex Engages One 9 Investments to Access Global Military Channels




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TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Datametrex AI Limited (the “Company” or Datametrex”) (TSXV: DM) (FSE: D4G) is pleased to announce that the Company has engaged One 9 Investments to assist in opening new markets for the sale of Nexaintelligence to governments and military clients globally.

Intelligence drives operations and informs decisions. For strategic decision makers in public sector and corporate clients, understanding intelligence-led operations is critical to success. With over 70 years of post-9/11 military experience, the team at One 9 Investments is comprised of special operations personnel whose experience spans the full spectrum of modern-day conflict. Globally connected in the Five Eyes, NATO and global special forces community, One 9’s network extends to other branches of government responsible for intelligence and national security community. With intuitive understanding of how tools like Nexalogy will be integrated into operations, One 9 is uniquely positioned to add value when connecting the company to the end user, understanding the lexicon and realities in situations where operational security does not permit disclosure and dissemination. One 9 will bridge that divide.

Glenn Cowan, One 9’s President and former Squadron Commander with Canadian Special Operations Forces, believes “Datametrex and Nexalogy have done an impressive job in building a tool that takes a complex fast-paced flood of information and cuts through the noise to deliver real-time, accurate and relevant information about what is being said on social media channels. We’ve all heard “#fakenews” but Datametrex clearly articulates facts like what and who is behind the information, allowing for any senior decision maker to have a clear picture thus  allowing them to make informed decisions about discussions in the digital battlespace. I’ve seen first-hand how this information feeds into the intelligence picture answering questions and allowing decision makers to deduce valuable insight. It’s a relevant tool for governments, militaries, critical infrastructures and companies looking for competitive advantages or for establishing a digital moat around their enterprise. One 9 believes in the efficiency of Datametrex because in fast paced situations ever changing information influences rapid challenges, therefore, strategic based decisions and operational tactics must match the quality of intelligence data gathered.”

The recently announced improvements to NexaIntelligence and development of our Fake News Filter has positioned Datametrex to attract the attention and interest from experts such as Glenn and his team at One 9 Investments. The relationship with One 9 will open doors in the military community that are otherwise unknown or unavailable to companies like ours. We believe this relationship will be key to driving new revenue and expanding globally.” says Andrew Ryu, Chairman and CEO of the Company.

About Datametrex

Datametrex AI Limited is a technology focused company with exposure to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nexalogy ( and  Implementing Blockchain technology for secure Data Transfers through its investee company, Graph Blockchain (

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Ryu – Chairman & CEO
Phone: (416) 482-3282

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “likely”, “should”, “would”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “proposed”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative of these terms, or other similar words, expressions and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” happen, or by discussions of strategy.

Readers are cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release and is based on the beliefs, estimates, expectations and opinions of management on the date such forward-looking information is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, 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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VitalHub Announces Exercise of Warrants Led by Institutional Investors




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TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VitalHub Corp. (the “Company”) (TSXV: VHI) is pleased to announce the exercise of warrants for net proceeds of $983,700.

The Company announced today the exercise of 5,465,000 warrants, with each such warrant being exercisable for one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.18, for net proceeds of $983,700. Post-exercise of the warrants, total VitalHub shares outstanding are 165,362,659.

The warrant exercise was primarily led by institutions, demonstrating the support of the VitalHub’s shareholders, recognizing vision and long-term value the Company is creating. Recent Q2 results are an indication of this positive growth, having reported Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2019 of $1,209,290, representing 23% of revenues; and ending the quarter with $4,860,083 cash on hand.

“It is great to see such strong support for the Company from our investors, especially as our stock is trading relatively close to the value of the warrants,” said Dan Matlow, CEO of VitalHub Corp. “Our investors continue to believe in the strategy of the Company, and recognize our strong track record of execution.”

The Company intends to use proceeds from the warrant exercised to advance its strategy, including but not limited to use toward future acquisitions and accretive investments.


VitalHub develops mission-critical technology solutions for Health and Human Services providers in the Mental Health (Child through Adult), Long Term Care, Community Health Service, Home Health, Social Service and Acute Care sectors. VitalHub technologies include Blockchain, Mobile, Patient Flow, Web-Based Assessment and Electronic Health Record solutions.

The Company has a robust two-pronged growth strategy, targeting organic growth opportunities within its product suite, and pursuing an aggressive M&A plan. Currently, VitalHub serves 200+ clients across North America. VitalHub is based in Toronto, Canada, with an offshore development hub in Sri Lanka. The Company is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “VHI”.


This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding the Corporation and its business, which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the appointment of a new directors. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “is expected”, “expects”, “scheduled”, “intends”, “contemplates”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “proposes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of each entity, and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although the management of each entity believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, including the share consolidation proposal, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the companies, including risks regarding the technology industry, failure to obtain regulatory or shareholder approvals, market conditions, economic factors, the equity markets generally and risks associated with growth and competition. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Dan Matlow
Chief Executive Officer, Director
(416) 727-9061

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