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Espace MicroCaps 5to7 Cocktail – Safe Haven Assets Special

Espace MicroCaps is glad to invite you to its last 5to7 cocktail of 2019. The event will highlight well-established and emerging safe haven assets: Gold and Bitcoin. The cocktail will be back at our regular location, the Bier Markt Montreal, on Tuesday, November 19th at 5:00pm. Our events are the perfect occasion to improve your investing skills, discover new investment opportunities in the Canadian microcap space and network with likeminded investors.

The event will start with a keynote speech from Jonathan Hamel, founder of Académie Bitcoin and renowned expert on cryptocurrencies. The speech will be followed by presentations from three microcap companies: Bitfarms (TSX Venture: BITF), Troilus Gold Corp (TSX: TLG) and Integra Resources (TSX Venture: ITR).

Please note that the keynote speech will be in French.


Where: Bier Markt Montreal, 1221 René-Lévesque W, Montreal

When: Tuesday, November 19th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: 5$ / All of the ticket sales proceeds will be given to charity.

Format: Networking period until 5:30pm, followed by a keynote speech and three company presentations. You are welcome to stay for more networking after the presentations, around 7:00pm.

The first 75 participants to register and to show up at the event before 5:30pm will receive a 10$ coupon for a free drink of their choice. A poutine bar will be offered to all attendees and appetizers will be served during the cocktail as well.

To reserve your spot: Eventbrite – Espace MicroCaps 5to7 Cocktail – Safe Haven Assets Special


Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Hamel, Founder of Académie Bitcoin

About Jonathan Hamel: Entrepreneur, founder and investor focused on Bitcoin/Blockchain technology, Jonathan Hamel is a recognized expert on Bitcoin technology. He has worked in emerging markets, including Africa, where he contributed to various mobile payment and alternative banking projects. A pioneer of the Bitcoin community in Canada, he has been involved in Bitcoin technology education and awareness since 2013. He has been educating and raising awareness about Bitcoin at many international events in recent years. .

Jonathan Hamel is a member of the advisory committee on technological innovation of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers since January 2017. He is also a research associate at the Montreal Economic Institute. Finally, he is a director on the board of Vanstar Mining Resources, a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture.

About Académie Bitcoin: Académie Bitcoin is a boutique firm that assists organizations in learning and integrating Bitcoin technology and its Blockchain.


Bitfarms (TSX Venture: BITF)

About: Bitfarms owns and operates computing centres that power the global decentralized financial economy. Bitfarms provides computing power to cryptocurrency networks such as Bitcoin, earning fees from each network for securing and processing transactions. Powered by clean and competitively priced hydroelectricity, Bitfarms operates 5 computing centres in Québec, Canada.

Bitfarms’ experienced management team includes industrial-scale data centre operators and capital markets professionals, focused on building infrastructure for the future by developing and hosting the ecosystem growing around blockchain-based technologies.


Troilus Gold Corp (TSX: TLG)

About: Troilus is a Toronto-based, Quebec focused, advanced stage exploration and early-development company focused on the mineral expansion and potential mine re-start of the former gold and copper Troilus mine.

The 16,000-hectare Troilus property is located northeast of the Val-d’Or district, within the Frotêt-Evans Greenstone Belt in Quebec, Canada. From 1996 to 2010, Inmet Mining Corporation operated the Troilus project as an open pit mine, producing more than 2,000,000 ounces of gold and nearly 70,000 tonnes of copper.


Integra Resources (TSX Venture: ITR)

About: Integra Resources is a development-stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in the Americas. The primary focus of the Company is advancement of its DeLamar Project, consisting of the neighbouring DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold and Silver Deposits in the heart of the historic Owyhee County mining district in south western Idaho. The first exploration program in over 25 years began on the DeLamar Project in 2018, with more than 30,000 meters drilled. The management team comprises the former executive team from Integra Gold Corp until it was acquired by Eldorado in May 2017 for $590 million.

Since presenting at our mining cocktail event in February 2019, Integra made significant announcements. The company raised $12.5 million to fund additional exploration, and published a Preliminary Economic Assessment (”PEA”) for its Delamar Gold-Silver project, with an after-tax NPV (5%) of $472 million and 43% after-tax IRR.


In times of uncertainty in the global economy and volatility in the markets, investors tend to rely on safe haven assets to protect some of the downside in their portfolios. There has been some controversy in recent years as to whether Bitcoin should be considered a safe haven asset and an alternative to gold. This subject will be discussed at the cocktail, and we hope that the presentations will help you to better understand these markets and find actionable investment ideas.

Again, to book a ticket, please click here.

We hope to see many of you on November 19th!

Philippe and Mathieu



Espace MicroCaps is under contract with Rivemont Investments (“Rivemont”) to provide securities and strategy analysis for the Rivemont MicroCap Fund (the “Fund”). In other words, Espace MicroCaps acts as external expert/consultant for the Fund. In return for this expertise, Espace MicroCaps is remunerated by Rivemont.

Decisions as to whether or not to trade a security for the Fund are made exclusively by Rivemont.

For full disclosure and transparency, regarding the companies that will present at our 5to7 Cocktail – Safe Haven Assets Special or that were mentioned in this article, the Fund:

  • Holds no securities of Bitfarms (BITF.V), Troilus Gold Corp (TLG.TO) and Integra Resources (ITR.V). Although the Fund does not hold any securities of these companies as of today, the Fund may acquire these securities in the future.

The main objective of the 5to7 Cocktail events that we hold on a regular basis is to allow very small companies to present their products and services and to tell their story to a new investing public.

Each company that will present at the event will pay Espace MicroCaps an amount of $2,000 + taxes. This amount is used to cover the cost of drinks and hors d’oeuvres offered during the event and to compensate Espace MicroCaps for the efforts related to the organization of the event.

Company presentations are neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities and should not be considered legal, tax, financial or investment advice.

Espace MicroCaps is not responsible for direct or indirect trading losses caused by the information presented by companies at the event. Everyone is advised to make their own analyzes and inquiries and to consult their own professional advisers with respect to legal, tax, accounting and other matters relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of an investment.