10-Q 1 f10q0622_innovativepay.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark one)

 QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022

 

 TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ____________ to ____________

 

Commission file number 000-55648

 

INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   33-1230229
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

56B 5th AvenueLot 1 #ATCarmel By The SeaCA 93921
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)

 

(866) 477-4729
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

n/a
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit such files.) Yes  No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large Accelerated Filer   Accelerated Filer
Non-accelerated Filer   Smaller Reporting Company
Emerging growth company      

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  No 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which
registered
         

 

As of August 10, 2022, there were 367,901,679 shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Form 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

 

Index

 

    Page No.
     
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements ii
     
Part I. Financial Information 1
     
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited) 1
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2022 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2021 1
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited) 2
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited) 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited) 4
     
  Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 5
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 22
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 27
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 27
     
Part II. Other Information 28
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 28
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 28
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 28
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 28
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 28
     
Item 5. Other Information 28
     
Item 6. Exhibits 29
     
Signatures 30

 

i

 

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “report”) contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) that reflect our current expectations and views of future events. The forward-looking statements are contained principally in the section of this report entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Readers are cautioned that significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors (including those over which we may have no control and others listed in report and in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “2021 Form 10-K”)) may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. You can identify some of these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “is/are likely to,” “potential,” “continue” or other similar expressions. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. These forward-looking statements include statements relating to:

 

  our ability to implement our business plan (including our ability to fully launch our IPSIPay digital payment solution) and scale our Beyond Wallet and IPSIPay business;
     
  acceptance by the marketplace of our products and services, notably Beyond Wallet and IPSIPay;
     
  our ability to formulate, implement and modify as necessary effective sales, marketing, and strategic initiatives to drive revenue growth;
     
  the viability of our current intellectual property and intellectual property created in the future;
     
  our ability to comply with currently applicable laws and government regulations and those that may be applicable in the future;
     
  our ability to retain key employees;
     
  adverse changes in general market conditions for payment solutions such as Beyond Wallet and IPSIPay and other products and services we offer;
     
  our ability to generate cash flow and profitability and continue as a going concern;
     
  our future financing plans; and
     
  our ability to adapt to changes in market conditions (including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic) which could impair our operations and financial performance.

 

These forward-looking statements involve numerous and significant risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that our expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, our expectations may later be found to be incorrect. Our actual results of operations or the results of other matters that we anticipate herein could be materially different from our expectations. Important risks and factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from our expectations are generally set forth in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation,” section contain in this report and in the “Business,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of the 2021 Form 10-K. You should thoroughly read this report and the documents that we refer to with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from, and worse than, what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

 

The forward-looking statements made in this report relate only to events or information as of the date of this report. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should read this report completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect

 

ii

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
   (Unaudited)     
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash  $2,531,868   $5,449,751 
Other current assets   26,722    85,034 
Total Current Assets   2,558,590    5,534,785 
           
Non-current assets          
Plant and equipment   19,806    28,799 
Intangible assets   964,710    625,000 
Security deposit   34,800    34,800 
Investment   500,001    500,001 
Total Non-Current Assets   1,519,317    1,188,600 
Total Assets  $4,077,907   $6,723,385 
           
Liabilities and Equity          
           
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable  $404,844   $465,205 
Convertible debt, net of unamortized discount of $0 and $263,200, respectively   1,796,972    1,961,354 
Derivative liability   557,102    407,161 
Total Current Liabilities   2,758,918    2,833,720 
           
Non-Current Liabilities          
Federal relief loans   161,142    158,353 
Total Non-Current Liabilities   161,142    158,353 
           
Total Liabilities   2,920,060    2,992,073 
           
Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, and 0 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.   
-
    
-
 
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 750,000,000 and 500,000,000 shares authorized, 367,901,679 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.   36,790    36,790 
Additional paid-in-capital   46,085,472    45,771,012 
Accumulated deficit   (44,987,550)   (42,111,701)
Total equity attributable to Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. Stockholders   1,134,712    3,696,101 
Non-controlling interest   23,135    35,211 
Total Equity   1,157,847    3,731,312 
Total Liabilities and Equity  $4,077,907   $6,723,385 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

1

 

 

INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended   Three months ended   Six months
ended
   Six months
ended
 
   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30, 
   2022   2021   2022   2021 
                 
Net Revenue  $
-
   $
-
   $
-
   $
-
 
                     
Cost of Goods Sold   
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
 
                     
Gross profit   
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
 
                     
General and administrative   795,537    1,719,770    1,664,924    6,709,441 
Depreciation and amortization   4,497    4,484    8,993    8,651 
Total Expense   800,034    1,724,254    1,673,917    6,718,092 
                     
Loss from Operations   (800,034)   (1,724,254)   (1,673,917)   (6,718,092)
                     
Loss on debt conversion   
-
    
-
         (5,184,447)
Penalty on convertible notes   
-
    
-
    (719,558)   
-
 
Interest expense   (45,196)   (53,371)   (90,962)   (120,684)
Amortization of debt discount   
-
    (509,600)   (263,200)   (2,623,252)
Derivative liability movements   (242,102)   2,170,946    (149,941)   3,136,090 
Loss before Income Taxes   (1,087,332)   (116,279)   (2,897,578)   (11,510,385)
                     
Income Taxes   
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
 
Net Loss   (1,087,332)   (116,279)   (2,897,578)   (11,510,385)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest   12,977    
-
    21,729    
-
 
Net loss attributable to Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. stockholders   (1,074,355)   (116,279)   (2,875,849)   (11,510,385)
                     
Basic and diluted loss per share
   (0.00)   (0.00)   (0.01)   (0.04)
                     
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding – Basic and diluted
   367,901,679    347,857,137    367,901,679    301,820,387 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

2

 

 

INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

 

   Preferred
Stock
Shares
   Amount   Common
Stock
Shares*
   Amount   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   Accumulated
Deficit
   Non-controlling shareholders interest   Total
Stockholders’
Equity (Deficit)
 
                                 
Balance at December 31, 2021   
-
    
-
    367,901,679   $36,790   $45,771,012   $(42,111,701)  $35,211   $3,731,312 
Stock based option expense   -    
-
    -    
-
    94,466    
-
    
-
    94,466 
Restricted stock awards   -    
-
    -    
-
    62,766    
-
    
-
    62,766 
Net loss   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    (1,801,494)   (8,752)   (1,810,246)
Balance at March 31, 2022   
-
   $
-
    367,901,679   $36,790   $45,928,244   $(43,913,195)  $26,459   $2,078,298 
Contribution by minority shareholders                                 9,653    9,653 
Stock based option expense   -    
-
    -    
-
    94,462    
-
    
-
    94,462 
Restricted stock awards   -    -    -    -    62,766    -    -    62,766 
Net loss        -    
       -
    -    
-
    
-
    (1,074,355)   (12,977)   (1,087,332)
Balance at June 30, 2022   
-
   $
-
    367,901,679   $36,790   $46,085,472   $(44,987,550)  $23,135   $1,157,847 

 

   Preferred
Stock
Shares
   Amount   Common
Stock
Shares*
   Amount   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   Accumulated
Deficit
   Non-controlling shareholders interest   Total
Stockholders’
Equity (Deficit)
 
                                 
Balance at December 31, 2020   
     -
    
        -
    193,637,747   $19,363   $23,179,399   $(27,629,575)  $
         -
   $(4,430,813)
Warrants exercised   -    
-
    44,074,284    4,407    2,199,307    
-
    
-
    2,203,714 
Share subscriptions   -    
-
    30,333,334    3,033    4,546,967    
-
    
-
    4,550,000 
Share issue expenses   -    
-
    -    
-
    (501,100)   
-
    
-
    (501,100)
Conversion of debt to equity   -    
-
    61,793,616    6,180    7,437,488    
-
    
-
    7,443,668 
Fair value of warrants issued as compensation   -    
-
    -    
-
    4,327,899    
-
    
-
    4,327,899 
Stock based compensation   -    
-
    2,500,000    250    213,499    
-
    
-
    213,749 
Net loss   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    (11,394,106)   
-
    (11,394,106)
Balance at March 31, 2021   
-
   $
-
    332,338,981   $33,233   $41,403,459   $(39,023,681)  $
-
   $2,413,011 
Warrants exercised   -    
-
    16,112,698    1,611    804,024    
-
    
-
    805,635 
Shares issued for services   -    
-
    8,000,000    800    775,200    
-
    
-
    776,000 
Stock based compensation   -    
-
    -    
-
    72,141    
-
    
-
    72,141 
Net loss   -    
-
                   (116,279)   
-
    (116,279)
Balance as of June 30, 2021   
-
   $
-
    356,451,679   $35,644   $43,054,824   $(39,139,960)  $
-
   $3,950,508 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

   Six months
ended
   Six months
ended
 
   June 30,   June 30, 
   2022   2021 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net loss  $(2,897,578)  $(11,510,385)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Derivative liability movements   149,941    (3,136,090)
Depreciation   8,993    8,651 
Amortization of debt discount   263,200    2,623,252 
Loss on conversion of debt to equity   
-
    5,184,447 
Penalty on convertible debt   719,558    
-
 
Deposit forfeited   
-
    4,000 
Shares issued for services   
-
    776,000 
Stock based compensation   314,460    4,613,789 
Amortization of right of use asset   
-
    17,857 
Changes in Assets and Liabilities          
Other current assets   58,312    (8,629)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (72,271)   (39,355)
Operating lease liabilities   
-
    (17,857)
Interest accruals   2,712    91,120 
CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES   (1,452,673)   (1,393,200)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Investment in intangibles   (327,800)   
-
 
Investment in Frictionless Financial Technologies Inc.   
-
    (500,000)
Deposits paid   
-
    (4,800)
Plant and equipment purchased   
-
    (9,234)
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (327,800)   (514,034)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from minority shareholder contributions   9,653    
-
 
Proceeds from share issuances   
-
    4,550,000 
Share issue expenses   
-
    (501,100)
Proceeds from warrants exercised   
-
    3,009,349 
Repayment of loans payable   
-
    (22,049)
Repayment of convertible notes   (1,147,063)   (521,000)
Proceeds from short term notes and convertible notes   
-
    2,569,000 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   (1,137,410)   9,084,200 
           
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH   (2,917,883)   7,176,966 
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD   5,449,751    94,703 
CASH AT END OF PERIOD  $2,531,868   $7,271,669 
           
CASH PAID FOR INTEREST AND TAXES:          
Cash paid for income taxes  $
-
   $
-
 
Cash paid for interest  $88,250   $29,563 
NON CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
De-recognition of right of use lease on early termination  $
-
   $(34,070)
Conversion of convertible debt to equity  $
-
   $2,259,221 
Debt discount on convertible debt  $
-
   $2,569,000 

  

See notes to the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

a)Organizational History

 

On May 12, 2016, Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“IPSI” or the “Company”) (originally formed on September 23, 2013 under the name “Asiya Pearls, Inc.”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Qpagos Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Qpagos Corporation”), and Qpagos Merge, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, on May 12, 2016, the merger was consummated, and Qpagos Corporation and Merger Sub merged (the “Merger”), with Qpagos Corporation continuing as the surviving corporation of the Merger. On May 27, 2016, the Company’s name was changed from “Asiya Pearls, Inc.” to “QPAGOS”.

 

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, upon consummation of the Merger, each share of Qpagos Corporation’s capital stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Merger was converted into the right to receive two shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”). Additionally, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, upon consummation of the Merger, the Company assumed all of Qpagos Corporation’s warrants issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Merger, which were exercisable for an aggregate of approximately 621,920 shares of Common Stock as of the date of the Merger. Prior to and as a condition to the closing of the Merger, a then-current holder of 500,000 shares of Common Stock agreed to return 497,500 shares of Common Stock held by such holder to the Company and such holder retained an aggregate of 2,500 shares of Common Stock. The other then stockholders of the Company retained 500,000 shares of Common Stock. Therefore, immediately following the Merger, Qpagos Corporation’s former stockholders held 4,992,900 shares of Common Stock which represented approximately 91% of the outstanding Common Stock.

 

The Merger was treated as a reverse acquisition of the Company, then a public shell company, for financial accounting and reporting purposes. As such, Qpagos Corporation was treated as the acquirer for accounting and financial reporting purposes while the Company was treated as the acquired entity for accounting and financial reporting purposes.

 

Qpagos Corporation was incorporated on May 1, 2015 under the laws of the state of Delaware to effectuate a reverse merger transaction with Qpagos, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“Qpagos Mexico”) and Redpag Electrónicos S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“Redpag”). Each of the entities were incorporated in November 2013 in Mexico. Qpagos Mexico was formed to process payment transactions for service providers it contracts with, and Redpag was formed to deploy and operate kiosks as a distributor. 

 

On June 1, 2016, the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) changed the Company’s fiscal year end from October 31 to December 31.

 

On November 1, 2019, the Company changed its corporate name from “QPAGOS” to “Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc.” Additionally, and immediately following the name change, the Company filed a Certificate of Change with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada to effect a reverse split of the then outstanding Common Stock at a ratio of 1-for-10, effective on November 1, 2019 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, each ten pre-split shares of Common Stock outstanding automatically combined into one new share of Common Stock without any further action on the part of the holders, and the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reduced from 320,477,867 shares to 32,047,817 after rounding for fractional shares.

 

On December 31, 2019, the Company consummated the disposal of Qpagos Corporation, Qpagos Mexico and Redpag in exchange for 2,250,000 shares (the “Vivi Shares”) of common stock of Vivi Holdings, Inc. (“Vivi” or “Vivi Holdings”) pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement dated August 5, 2019 (the “SPA”). Of the 2,250,000 shares of Vivi, nine percent (9%) was allocated as follows: Gaston Pereira (5%), Andrey Novikov (2.5%), and Joseph Abrams (1.5%). The transactions contemplated by the SPA closed on December 31, 2019 after the satisfaction of customary conditions, the receipt of a final fairness opinion and the approval of the Company’s shareholders. As a result, the Company no longer has any business operations in Mexico and has retained its U.S. operations, currently based in Carmel By The Sea, California.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS (continued)

 

b)Description of current business

 

The Company is presently focused on operating and developing e-wallets that enable consumers to deposit cash, convert it into a digital form and remit the funds to Mexico and other countries quickly and securely. The Company’s first e-wallet, Beyond Wallet, is currently operational. The Company’s flagship e-wallet, IPSIPay, is fully operational. IPSIPay was first launched in December 2021 and its commercial launch has continued during 2022. Previously the Company intended to invest in physical kiosks, which required the user presence at the kiosk location. The Company still intends to use its existing kiosks in certain target markets within Southern California, but its principal focus will be on downloadable apps used via smartphones.

 

The Company acquired a 10% strategic interest in Frictionless Financial Technologies, Inc. (“Frictionless”) on June 22, 2021. Frictionless agreed to deliver to the Company, a live fully compliant financial payment Software as a Service solution for use by the Company as a digital payment platform that enables payments within the United States and abroad, including Mexico, together with a service agreement providing a full suite of product services to facilitate the Company’s anticipated product offerings. The Company has an irrevocable right to acquire up to an additional 41% of the outstanding common stock of Frictionless at a purchase price of $300,000 for each 1% acquired.

 

On August 26, 2021, the Company formed a new subsidiary, Beyond Fintech, Inc. (“Beyond Fintech”), in which it owns a 51% stake, with Frictionless owning the remaining 49%. Beyond Fintech acquired an exclusive license to a product known as Beyond Wallet, to further its objective of providing virtual payment services allowing U.S. persons to transfer funds to Mexico and other countries.

 

c)COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has required the Company’s management to focus its attention primarily on responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, including ensuring continuous operations, and adjusting its operations to address changes in the virtual payments industry. Due to measures imposed by the local governments in areas affected by COVID-19 (including both in the United States and Mexico), businesses had been suspended due to quarantines intended to contain this outbreak and many people had been forced to work from home in those areas. As a result, the commercial launch of the Company’s e-wallets and the limited installation of the Company’s network of kiosks in Southern California had been delayed, which has had an adverse impact on the Company’s business and financial condition and has hampered the Company’s ability to generate revenues. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the Company may face similar challenges in the future which could lead to material adverse impacts on the Company.

  

2ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

 

a)Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, these unaudited condensed financial statements do not include all of the information and disclosures required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments), which the Company considers necessary, for a fair presentation of those financial statements. The results of operations and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2022 may not necessarily be indicative of results that may be expected for any succeeding quarter or for the entire fiscal year. The information contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Report”) should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements of IPSI for the year ended December 31, 2021, included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 31, 2022.

 

All amounts referred to in the notes to the unaudited condensed financial statements are in United States Dollars ($) unless stated otherwise.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

2ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

b)Principles of Consolidation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiary in which it has a majority voting interest. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

The entities included in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are as follows:

 

Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. - Parent Company

Beyond Fintech Inc., 51% owned. 

 

c)Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions, which are evaluated on an ongoing basis, that affect the amounts reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that it believes are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and the amounts of revenues and expenses that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results could differ from those estimates and judgments. In particular, significant estimates and judgments include those related to, the estimated useful lives for plant and equipment, the fair value of long-lived investments, the fair value of warrants and stock options granted for services or compensation, estimates of the probability and potential magnitude of contingent liabilities, derivative liabilities, the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets due to continuing operating losses and the allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from our estimates.

 

d)Contingencies

 

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in the generation of continuing losses by the Company, but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur.

 

The Company’s management assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment.

 

If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potential material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss if determinable and material would be disclosed. Loss contingencies considered to be remote by management are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantee would be disclosed.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

2ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

e)Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company adopted the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820 for fair value measurements which clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes methods for measuring fair value, and establishes a fair value hierarchy to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.

 

Level 2-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.

 

Level 3-Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for the investment in Vivi Holdings was evaluated at fair value using Level 3 Inputs based on the Company’s estimate of the market value of the entities disposed to Vivi Holdings. Vivi Holdings does not have sufficient information available to assess the current market price of its equity.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, other current assets, other assets, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and notes payable, approximate fair value due to the relatively short period to maturity for these instruments. The Company has identified the short-term convertible notes and certain warrants attached to certain of the notes that are required to be presented on the balance sheets at fair value in accordance with the accounting guidance.

 

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments” allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. We evaluate the fair value of variably priced derivative liabilities on a quarterly basis and report any movements thereon in earnings.

 

f)Risks and Uncertainties

 

The Company’s operations are and will be subject to significant risks and uncertainties including financial, operational, regulatory, and other risks, including the potential risk of business failure. These risks include, without limitation, risks associated with (i) COVID-19 and its variants, (ii) launching and scaling the Company’s products and the use by customers of such products, (iii) developing and implementing successful marketing campaigns and other strategic initiatives; (iv) competition, (iv) compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations (including those related to fund remittance); (v) the Company’s outstanding indebtedness, including the Company’s ability to repay or extend the maturity of such indebtedness (see Note 8); (vi) inflation and other economic factors and (vii) the Company’s ability to obtain necessary financing. These conditions may not only limit the Company’s access to capital, but also make it difficult for its customers, vendors and the Company to accurately forecast and plan future business activities.

 

The Company’s results may also be adversely affected by changes in governmental policies with respect to laws and regulations, anti-inflationary measures, and rates and methods of taxation, among other things. Many of these risks are beyond the Company’s control and are unpredictable. The Company may be unable to adequately manage such risks and similar risks, which could impair the viability of the Company.

 

g)Recent accounting pronouncements

 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued additional updates during the quarter ended June 30, 2022. None of these standards are either applicable to the Company or require adoption at a future date and none are expected to have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements upon adoption.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

2ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

h)Reporting by Segment

 

No segmental information is required as the Company has not generated any revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 and only has one operating segment.

 

i)Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. At June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, the Company had no cash equivalents.

 

The Company minimizes credit risk associated with cash by periodically evaluating the credit quality of its primary financial institution in the United States. The balance at times may exceed federally insured limits. At June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the balance exceed the federally insured limit by $2,031,868 and $5,117,551, respectively.

 

j)Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

Accounts receivable are reported at realizable value, net of allowances for doubtful accounts, which is estimated and recorded in the period the related revenue is recorded. The Company has a standardized approach to estimate and review the collectability of its receivables based on a number of factors, including the period they have been outstanding. Historical collection and payer reimbursement experience is an integral part of the estimation process related to allowances for doubtful accounts. In addition, the Company regularly assesses the state of its billing operations in order to identify issues, which may impact the collectability of these receivables or reserve estimates. Revisions to the allowance for doubtful accounts estimates are recorded as an adjustment to bad debt expense. Receivables deemed uncollectible are charged against the allowance for doubtful accounts at the time such receivables are written-off. Recoveries of receivables previously written-off are recorded as credits to the allowance for doubtful accounts. There were no recoveries during the period ended June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

k)Investments

 

The Company’s non-marketable equity securities are investments in privately held companies without readily determinable market values. The carrying value of our non-marketable equity securities is adjusted to fair value for observable transactions for identical or similar investments of the same issuer or impairment (referred to as the measurement alternative). All gains and losses on non-marketable equity securities, realized and unrealized, are recognized in other income (expense), net. Non-marketable equity securities that have been remeasured during the period are classified within Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy because the Company estimates the value based on valuation methods using the observable transaction price at the transaction date and other unobservable inputs including volatility, rights, and obligations of the securities the Company holds. The cost method is used when the Company has a passive, long-term investment that doesn’t result in influence over the Company. The cost method is used when the investment results in an ownership stake of less than 20%, and there is no substantial influence. Under the cost method, the stock purchased is recorded on a balance sheet as a non-current asset at the historical acquisition/purchase price, and is not modified unless shares are sold, additional shares are purchased or there is evidence of the fair market value of the investment declining below carrying value. Any dividends received are recorded as income.

 

l)Plant and Equipment

 

Plant and equipment is stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation. Plant and equipment with costs greater than $1,000 are capitalized and depreciated. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The estimated useful lives of the assets are as follows:

 

Description   Estimated Useful Life
     
Kiosks (not used in the Company’s current business)   7 years
     
Computer equipment   3 years
     
Leasehold improvements   Lesser of estimated useful life or life of lease
     
Office equipment   10 years

 

The cost of repairs and maintenance is expensed as incurred. When assets are retired or disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gains or losses are included in income in the year of disposition.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

2ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

m)Long-Term Assets

 

Assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If such assets are considered impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets.

 

n)Revenue Recognition

 

The Company’s revenue recognition policy is consistent with the requirements of FASB ASC 606, Revenue Recognition.

 

The Company’s revenues will be recognized when control of the promised goods or services are transferred to a customer, in an amount that reflects the consideration that the Company expects to receive in exchange for those services. The Company derives its revenues from the sale of its services, as defined below. The Company applies the following five steps in order to determine the appropriate amount of revenue to be recognized as it fulfills its obligations under each of its revenue transactions:

 

i.identify the contract with a customer;

 

ii.identify the performance obligations in the contract;

 

iii.determine the transaction price;

 

iv.allocate the transaction price to performance obligations in the contract; and

 

v.recognize revenue as the performance obligation is satisfied.

 

The Company had no revenues during the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021.

 

o)Share-Based Payment Arrangements

 

Generally, all forms of share-based payments, including stock option grants, restricted stock grants and stock appreciation rights are measured at their fair value on the awards’ grant date, based on the estimated number of awards that are ultimately expected to vest. Share-based compensation awards issued to non-employees for services rendered are recorded at either the fair value of the services rendered or the fair value of the share-based payment, whichever is more readily determinable. The expense resulting from share-based payments is recorded in operating expenses in the consolidated statement of operations.

 

Prior to the Company’s reverse merger which took place on May 12, 2016, all share-based payments were based on management’s estimate of market value of the Company’s equity. The factors considered in determining managements estimate of market value includes, assumptions of future revenues, expected cash flows, market acceptability of our technology and the current market conditions. These assumptions are complex and highly subjective, compounded by the business being in its early stage of development in a new market with limited data available.

 

Where equity transactions with arms-length third parties, who had applied their own assumptions and estimates in determining the market value of our equity, had taken place prior to and within a reasonable time frame of any share-based payments, the value of those share transactions have been used as the fair value for any share-based equity payments.

 

Where equity transactions with arms-length third parties, included both shares and warrants, the value of the warrants have been eliminated from the unit price of the securities using a Black-Scholes valuation model to determine the value of the warrants. The assumptions used in the Black Scholes valuation model includes market related interest rates for risk-free government issued treasury securities with similar maturities; the expected volatility of the Common Stock based on companies operating in similar industries and markets; the estimated stock price of the Company; the expected dividend yield of the Company and; the expected life of the warrants being valued.

 

Subsequent to the Company’s reverse merger which took place on May 12, 2016, the Company has utilized the market value of its Common Stock as quoted on the OTCQB, as an indicator of the fair value of its Common Stock in determining share- based payment arrangements.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

2ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

p)Derivative Liabilities

 

ASC 815 generally provides three criteria that, if met, require companies to bifurcate conversion options from their host instruments and account for them as free standing derivative financial instruments. These three criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instrument are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re- measured at fair value under otherwise applicable generally accepted accounting principles with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument subject to the requirements of ASC 815. ASC 815 also provides an exception to this rule when the host instrument is deemed to be conventional, as described.

 

q)Income Taxes

 

The Company is based in the US and currently enacted US tax laws are used in the calculation of income taxes.

 

Income taxes are computed using the asset and liability method. Under the asset and liability method, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the currently enacted tax rates and laws. A full valuation allowance is provided for the amount of deferred tax assets that, based on available evidence, are not expected to be realized. It is the Company’s policy to classify interest and penalties on income taxes as interest expense or penalties expense. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there have been no interest or penalties incurred on income taxes.

 

r)Comprehensive income

 

Comprehensive income is defined as the change in equity of a company during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances excluding transactions resulting from investments from owners and distributions to owners. The Company does not have any comprehensive income (loss) for the periods presented.

 

s)Reclassification of prior year presentation

 

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for consistency with the current year presentation. These reclassifications had no effect on the reported results of operations.

 

3LIQUIDITY MATTERS

  

The Company has incurred net losses since its inception and anticipates net losses and negative operating cash flows for the near future. For and as of the end of six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company had a net loss of $2,897,578 and had $2,531,868 in cash. In connection with preparing the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2022, management evaluated the extent of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and other risks described in Note 2(f) above on the Company’s business and its future liquidity for the next twelve months from the date of issuance of these financial statements. 

 

The Company had a cash balance of $2,531,868 available as of June 30, 2022. Based on its evaluation of the Company’s current business plan, and assuming the Company can extend the maturity date of its existing indebtedness (see Note 8), management believes the Company’s existing cash is sufficient to conduct planned operations for at least one year from the date of issuance of these financial statements.

 

However, given the Company’s losses, negative cash flows and existing indebtedness, it is likely that the Company will be required to raise significant additional funds to progress its business as planned by issuing equity or equity-linked securities. Should this occur, the Company’s stockholders would experience dilution, perhaps significantly. Additional debt financing, if available, may involve covenants restricting the Company’s operations or its ability to incur additional debt. Any additional debt financing or additional equity that the Company raises may contain terms that are not favorable to the Company or its stockholders and require significant debt service payments, which diverts resources from other activities. Moreover, there is a risk that financing may be unavailable to support the Company’s operations on favorable terms, or at all.

 

There is also a significant risk that none of the Company’s plans to raise financing will be implemented in a manner necessary to sustain the Company for an extended period of time. If adequate funds are not available to the Company when needed, the Company may be required to continue with reduced operations or to obtain funds through arrangements that may require the Company to relinquish rights to technologies or potential markets, any of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company. In addition, the Company’s inability to secure additional funding when needed could cause the Company’s business to fail or become bankrupt or force the Company to wind down or discontinue operations.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

  

4INTANGIBLES

 

On August 26, 2021, the Company formed a new subsidiary, Beyond Fintech. to acquire a product known as Beyond Wallet from a third party for gross proceeds of $250,000, together with the logo, use of name and implementation of the product into the Company’s technology. The Company owns 51% of Beyond Fintech with the other 49% owned by Frictionless.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company paid gross proceeds of $375,000 to Frictionless for the development of the IPSIPay wallet, which is now complete. During the six months ended June 30, 2022, an additional $302,200 was spent by the Company to facilitate the functioning of the IPSIPay software in the cloud environment, and Beyond Fintech spent an additional $37,510 on software to further enhance the Beyond Wallet product offering. 

 

   June 30,
2022
   December 31,
2021
 
Purchased Technology  $964,710   $625,000 

 

5INVESTMENTS

 

Investment in Frictionless Financial Technologies Inc.

 

On June 22, 2021, the Company entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with Frictionless, to purchase 150 common shares for gross proceeds of $500,000, representing 10.0% of the outstanding common shares. In terms of the SPA, Frictionless agreed to deliver to the Company on or before August 30, 2021, a live fully compliant financial payment Software as a Service solution for use by the Company as a digital payment platform that enables payments within the United States and abroad, including Mexico, together with a service agreement providing a full suite of product services to facilitate to Company’s anticipated product offerings.

 

The Company has undertaken to issue Frictionless a non-restricted, non-dilutable 5 year warrant to purchase 30,000,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.15 per share, upon delivery of the financial payment software. Frictionless delivered the software and the warrants will be issued in accordance with the agreement.

 

The Company has the right to appoint, and has appointed, one member to the board of directors of Frictionless, which appointee will remain on the board as long as the Company is the holder of the Frictionless common stock.

 

The Company has an irrevocable right to acquire up to an additional 41% of the outstanding common stock of Frictionless at a purchase price of $300,000 for each 1% acquired.

 

The shares in Frictionless are unlisted as of June 30, 2022.

 

Investment in Vivi Holdings, Inc.

 

Effective December 31, 2019, the Company sold 100% of the outstanding common stock of its subsidiary, Qpagos Corporation, together with its 99.9% ownership interest of Qpagos Corporation’s two Mexican entities: Qpagos S.A.P.I. de C.V. and Redpag Electrónicos S.A.P.I. de C.V, to Vivi.

 

As consideration for the disposal, Vivi issued an aggregate of 2,250,000 Vivi Shares as follows: 2,047,500  Vivi Shares to the Company; 56,250 Vivi Shares to the Company’s designee, Mr. Andrey Novikov; 33,750 Vivi Shares to the Company’s designee, the Joseph W. & Patricia G. Abrams Family Trust; and 112,500 Vivi Shares to the Company’s designee, Mr. Gaston Pereira.

 

Due to the lack of available information, the Vivi Shares were valued by a modified market method, whereby the value of the assets disposed of were determined by management using the enterprise value of the entire Company less the liabilities and assets retained by the Company.

 

As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company maintained the impairment of the carrying value of the investment in Vivi Holdings based on no activity by Vivi’s management for its proposed initial public offering and fund raising activities. The total impairment as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 was $1,019,960.

 

The shares in Vivi Holdings are unlisted as of June 30, 2022.

 

   June 30,
2022
   December 31,
2021
 
Investment in Frictionless Financial Technologies, Inc.  $500,000   $500,000 
Investment in Vivi Holdings, Inc.   1    1 
   $500,001   $500,001 

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

6LEASES

 

On March 22, 2021, the Company entered into a real property lease for an office located at 56B 5th Avenue, Lot 1 #AT, Carmel by The Sea, California. The lease commenced on April 1, 2021 and is for a twelve month period, terminating on April 1, 2022. The Company applied the practical expedient whereby operating leases with a duration of twelve months or less are expensed as incurred. Following the expiry of the lease term, the landlord has agreed to continue the lease on a month-to-month basis at $4,800 per month.

  

Total Lease Cost

 

Individual components of the total lease cost incurred by the Company is as follows:

 

  

Six months ended
June 30,

2022

   Six months ended
June 30,
2021
 
Operating lease expense  $28,800   $17,857 

 

Other lease information:

 

  

Six months ended
June 30,

2022

   Six months ended
June 30,
2021
 
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities        
Operating cash flows from operating leases  $(28,800)  $(39,070)
           
Remaining lease term – operating lease   
-
    9 months 

 

Maturity of Operating Leases

 

The amount of future minimum lease payments under operating leases are as follows:

 

   Amount 
Undiscounted minimum future lease payments under leases with terms twelve months or less    
Total instalments due:    
2022  $
        -
 

 

7FEDERAL RELIEF LOANS

 

Small Business Administration Disaster Relief loan

 

On July 7, 2020, the Company received a Small Business Economic Injury Disaster loan amounting to $150,000, bearing interest at 3.75% per annum and repayable in monthly installments of $731 commencing twelve months after inception with the balance of interest and principal repayable on July 7, 2050. The loan is secured by all tangible and intangible assets of the Company. The proceeds are to be used for working capital purposes to alleviate economic injury caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Company has accrued interest of $11,142 on this loan as of June 30, 2022.

 

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INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

8CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

 

Convertible notes payable consists of the following:

 

Description  Effective Interest
Rate
   Maturity
date
  Principal   Accrued
Interest
   Unamortized
debt
discount
  

June 30,
2022

Amount,
net

  

December 31,
2021

Amount,
net

 
Cavalry Fund I LP   28.7%  August 16,
2022
   866,242    32,244    
              -
    898,486    548,872 
                                  
Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC   28.7%  August 16,
2022
   866,242    32,244    
-
    898,486    548,872 
                                  
Bellridge Capital LP.   10%  February 16,
2022
   
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
    863,609 
                                  
Total convertible notes payable          $1,732,484   $64,488   $-   $1,796,972   $1,961,353 

 

Interest expense totaled $43,793 and $51,667 and amortization of debt discount totaled $0 and $509,600 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and interest expense totaled $88,172 and $117,459 and amortization of debt discount totaled $263,200 and $2,623,252  for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

Cavalry Fund I LP

 

  On February 16, 2021, the Company closed a transaction with Cavalry Fund I LP (“Cavalry”), pursuant to which the Company received net proceeds of $500,500, after an original issue discount of $71,500 in exchange for the issuance of a $572,000 Senior Secured Convertible Note, bearing interest at 10% per annum and maturing on February 16, 2022 (the “Cavalry Note”). The Cavalry Note is convertible into shares of Common Stock at an initial conversion price of $0.23 per share, in addition, the Company issued a warrant exercisable for 2,486,957 shares of Common Stock at an initial exercise price of $0.24 per share.

 

On February 3, 2022, the Company extended the maturity date of its Cavalry Note from February 16, 2022 to August 16, 2022. The Cavalry Note was due to mature on February 16, 2022 and would have resulted in the accrual of a $157,499 prepayment penalty on the principal of $572,000 and interest of $57,994 outstanding, totaling $787,493. Cavalry agreed to extend the maturity date of the Cavalry Note to August 16, 2022 in consideration of the principal amount outstanding under the Cavalry Note being increased by an additional $78,749, thereby increasing the total principal outstanding to $866,242. This change to the maturity date of the Cavalry Note was assessed in terms of ASC 470-50 as a debt extinguishment, which resulted in the additional $78,749 being expensed.

 

The balance of the Cavalry Note plus accrued interest at June 30, 2022 was $898,486.

 

Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC

   

  On February 16, 2021, the Company closed a transaction with Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (“Mercer”), pursuant to which the Company received net proceeds of $500,500, after an original issue discount of $71,500 in exchange for the issuance of a $572,000 Senior Secured Convertible Note, bearing interest at 10% per annum and maturing on February 16, 2022 (the “Mercer Note”). The Mercer Note is convertible into shares of Common Stock at an initial conversion price of $0.23 per share, in addition, the Company issued a warrant exercisable for 2,486,957 shares of Common Stock at an initial exercise price of $0.24 per share.

 

On February 3, 2022, the Company extended the maturity date of its Mercer Note from February 16, 2022 to August 16, 2022. The Mercer Note was due to mature on February 16, 2022 and would have resulted in the accrual of a $157,499 prepayment penalty on the principal of $572,000 and interest of $57,994 outstanding, totaling $787,493. Mercer agreed to extend the maturity date of the Mercer Note to August 16, 2022 in consideration of the principal amount outstanding under the Cavalry Note being increased by an additional $78,749, thereby increasing the total principal outstanding to $866,242. This change to the maturity date of the Mercer Note was assessed in terms of ASC 470-50 as a debt extinguishment, which resulted in the additional $78,749 being expensed.

 

The balance of the Mercer Note plus accrued interest at June 30, 2022 was $898,486.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

8CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

Bellridge Capital LP.

  

  On February 16, 2021, the Company closed a transaction with Bellridge Capital LP., pursuant to which the Company received net proceeds of $787,500, after an original issue discount of $112,500 in exchange for the issuance of a $900,000 Senior Secured Convertible Note, bearing interest at 10% per annum and maturing on February 16, 2022 (the “Bellridge Note”). The Bellridge Note was convertible into shares of Common Stock at an initial conversion price of $0.23 per share, in addition, the Company issued a warrant exercisable for 3,913,044 shares of Common Stock at an initial exercise price of $0.24 per share.

 

The Bellridge Note was repaid on February 4, 2022 for gross proceeds of $1,235,313, including interest thereon of $88,250, thereby extinguishing the Bellridge Note.

 

9DERIVATIVE LIABILITY

 

Certain of the short-term convertible notes disclosed in note 8 above and certain warrants disclosed in note 10 below have fundamental transaction clauses which might result in cash settlement, due to these factors, all convertible notes and any warrants attached thereto are valued and give rise to a derivative financial liability, which was initially valued at inception of the convertible notes using a Black-Scholes valuation model.

 

The value of this derivative financial liability was re-assessed at June 30, 2022 at $557,102, and $242,102 and $149,941 was charged to the statement of operations for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2022. The value of the derivative liability will be re-assessed at each financial reporting period, with any movement thereon recorded in the statement of operations in the period in which it is incurred.

 

The following assumptions were used in the Black-Scholes valuation model:

 

    Six months ended
June 30\,
2022
    Year ended
December 31,
2021
 
Conversion price   $ 0.05 to $0.15     $ 0.05 to $0.24  
Risk free interest rate     0.79 to 3.00 %     0.05 to 1.12 %
Expected life of derivative liability     1.5 to 43.6 months       1.6 to 49.6 months  
Expected volatility of underlying stock     151.07 to 258.3     161.19 to 215.33
Expected dividend rate     0 %     0 %

  

The movement in derivative liability is as follows:

 

   June 30,
2022
   December 31,
2021
 
Opening balance  $407,161   $2,966,416 
Derivative financial liability arising from convertible note   
-
    2,569,000 
Fair value adjustment to derivative liability   149,941    (5,128,255)
   $557,102   $407,161 

 

10STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

a.Common Stock

 

The Company has total authorized Common Stock of 750,000,000  shares with a par value of $0.0001 each. The Company has issued and outstanding 367,901,679 shares of Common Stock as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

10STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (continued)

 

b.Restricted stock awards

 

A summary of restricted stock activity during the period January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 is as follows:

 

   Total
restricted
shares
   Weighted
average
fair market
value per
share
   Total
unvested
restricted
shares
   Weighted
average
fair market
value per
share
   Total vested
restricted
shares
   Weighted
average
fair market
value per share
 
Outstanding January 1, 2021   20,495,000   $0.049    15,371,250   $0.049    5,123,750   $0.049 
Granted   2,500,000    0.050    2,500,000    0.050    
-
    
-
 
Forfeited/Cancelled   (1,500,000)   (0.050)   (1,500,000)   (0.050)   
-
    
-
 
Vested   
-
    
-
    (6,123,750)   (0.049)   6,123,750    0.049 
Outstanding December 31, 2021   21,495,000   $0.049    10,247,500   $0.049    11,247,500   $0.049 
Granted   
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
 
Forfeited/Cancelled   
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
 
Vested   
-
    
-
    (5,123,750)   (0.049)   5,123,750    0.049 
Outstanding June 30, 2022   21,495,000   $0.049    5,123,750   $0.049    16,371,250   $0.049 

 

The restricted stock granted and exercisable at June 30, 2022 is as follows:

 

    Restricted Stock Granted   Restricted Stock Vested 
Grant date
Price
   Number
Granted
   Weighted
Average
Fair Value
per
Share
   Number
Vested
   Weighted
Average
Fair Value
per
Share
 
$0.049    20,495,000   $0.049    15,371,250   $0.049 
$0.050    1,000,000    0.050    1,000,000    0.050 
      21,495,000   $0.049    16,371,250   $0.049 

 

The Company has recorded an expense of $62,766 and $72,141 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively and $125,532 and $194,282 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2022, the Company issued additional restricted stock awards to Richard Rosenblum and Samad Harake. See Note 14 – Subsequent Events for further information. 

 

c.Preferred Stock

 

The Company has authorized 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 authorized, no preferred stock is issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

10STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (continued)

 

d.Warrants

  

A summary of warrant activity during the period January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 is as follows:

 

   Shares
Underlying
Warrants
   Exercise
price per
share
   Weighted
average
exercise
price
 
Outstanding January 1, 2021   51,188,572   $0.05   $0.05 
Granted   66,302,515       0.05 to 0.24    0.16 
Forfeited/Cancelled   (20,000,000)   0.24    0.24 
Exercised   (60,186,982)   0.05    0.05 
Outstanding December 31, 2021   37,304,105   $ 0.05 – 0.1875   $0.12 
Granted   
-
    -    
-
 
Forfeited/Cancelled   
-
    -    
-
 
Exercised   
-
    -    
-
 
Outstanding June 30, 2022   37,304,105   $ 0.05 – 0.1875   $0.12 

 

The warrants outstanding and exercisable at June 30, 2022 are as follows:

 

    Warrants Outstanding   Warrants Exercisable 
Exercise
Price
   Number
Outstanding
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Number
Exercisable
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
 
$0.05    10,823,813    3.28         10,823,813         3.28 
 0.15    24,053,625    3.69         24,053,625         3.69 
 0.1875    2,426,667    3.72         2,426,667         3.72 
      37,304,105    3.57    0.12    37,304,105    0.12    3.57 

 

The warrants outstanding have an intrinsic value of $0 as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2022, the Company issued warrants to Mario Lopez pursuant to an endorsement agreement. See Note 14 – Subsequent Events for further information.

 

e.Stock options

 

On June 18, 2018, the Company established its 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The purpose of the Plan is to promote the interests of the Company and the stockholders of the Company by providing directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company with appropriate incentives and rewards to encourage them to enter into and continue in the employ or service of the Company, to acquire a proprietary interest in the long-term success of the Company and to reward the performance of individuals in fulfilling long-term corporate objectives. The Plan terminates after a period of ten years in June 2028.

 

The Plan is administered by the Board or a committee appointed by the Board, who have the authority to administer the Plan and to exercise all the powers and authorities specifically granted to it under the Plan.

 

The maximum number of securities available under the Plan is 800,000 shares of Common Stock. The maximum number of shares of Common Stock awarded to any individual during any fiscal year may not exceed 100,000 shares of Common Stock.

 

On October 22, 2021, the Company established its 2021 Stock Incentive Plan (“2021 Plan”). The purpose of the Plan is to promote the interests of the Company and the stockholders of the Company by providing directors, officers, employees and consultants, advisors and service providers of the Company with appropriate incentives and rewards to encourage them to enter into and continue in the employ or service of the Company, to acquire a proprietary interest in the long-term success of the Company and to reward the performance of individuals in fulfilling long-term corporate objectives. The Plan terminates after a period of ten years in August 2031.

 

The 2021 Plan is administered by the Board or a Compensation Committee appointed by the Board, who have the authority to administer the Plan and to exercise all the powers and authorities specifically granted to it under the Plan.

 

The maximum number of securities available under the 2021 Plan is 53,000,000 shares of Common Stock.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

10STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (continued)

  

e.Stock options

 

Under the 2021 Plan the company may award the following: (i) non-qualified stock options; (ii)) incentive stock options; (iii) stock appreciation rights; (iv) restricted stock; (v) restricted stock unit; and (vi) other stock-based awards.

  

No options were granted for the six months ended June 30, 2022.

 

A summary of option activity during the period January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 is as follows:

 

   Shares
Underlying
options
   Exercise
price per
share
   Weighted
average
exercise
price
 
Outstanding January 1, 2021   100,000    0.40    0.40 
Granted   30,416,666    0.15 – 0.24    0.15 
Forfeited/Cancelled   
-
    -    
-
 
Exercised   
-
    -    
-
 
Outstanding December 31, 2021   30,516,666   $0.15 to 0.40   $0.15 
Granted   
-
    -    
-
 
Forfeited/Cancelled   
-
    -    
-
 
Exercised   
-
    -    
-
 
Outstanding June 30, 2022   30,516,666   $ 0.15 to 0.40   $0.15 

 

The options outstanding and exercisable at June 30, 2022 are as follows:

 

   Options Outstanding   Options Exercisable 
Exercise
Price
  Number
Outstanding
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Number
Exercisable
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
 
0.15   30,208,333    9.14         19,375,000         9.14 
0.24   208,333    8.65         208,333         8.65 
0.40   100,000    6.50         100,000         6.50 
    30,516,666    9.13   $0.15    19,683,333   $0.15    9.12 

 

The options outstanding have an intrinsic value of $0 as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

The option expense was $94,462 and $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively and $188,928 and $91,608 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2022, additional options were granted to William Corbett. See Note 14 – Subsequent Events for further information.

 

11NET LOSS PER SHARE

 

Basic loss per share is based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during each period. Diluted loss per share is based on basic shares as determined above plus Common Stock equivalents. The computation of diluted net loss per share does not assume the issuance of common shares that have an anti-dilutive effect on net loss per share. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 all warrants, options and convertible debt securities were excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share.

 

Dilutive shares which could exist pursuant to the exercise of outstanding stock instruments and which were not included in the calculation because their affect would have been anti-dilutive for the three and six months ended June 30 2022 and 2021 are as follows:

 

   Three and six
months ended
June 30,
2022
(Shares)
   Three and six
months ended
June 30,
2021
(Shares)
 
Convertible debt   11,979,811    13,626,666 
Stock options   30,516,666    516,666 
Warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock   37,304,105    57,304,104 
    79,800,582    76,025,215 

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

12RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The following transactions were entered into with related parties:

 

James Fuller

 

On February 22, 2021, the Board awarded James Fuller options under the Company’s 2018 Stock Incentive Plan to purchase 208,333 shares of Common Stock. The options are exercisable for a period of ten years from the date of grant, vest in full on the date of grant and have an exercise price of $0.24 per share.

 

On July 22. 2021, the Company granted Mr. Fuller 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock, valued at $154,000

 

Additionally, the Board approved the repricing of the options exercisable for 208,333 shares of Common Stock granted to Mr. Fuller on February 22, 2021, from $0.24 per share to $0.15 per share.

 

Andrey Novikov

 

On February 22, 2021, the Board awarded Andrey Novikov options under the Company’s 2018 Stock Incentive Plan to purchase 208,333 shares of Common Stock. The options are exercisable for a period of ten years from the date of grant, vest in full on the date of grant and have an exercise price of $0.24 per share. 

 

On May 31, 2021, Mr. Novikov notified the Board of his decision to resign as a member of the Board and as Secretary of the Company, effective as of June 1, 2021. Since August 2021, Mr. Novikov has been on suspension from service as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer.

 

William Corbett

 

On February 22, 2021, the Board appointed William Corbett as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, as its Chairman of the Board and issued him a five-year warrant to purchase 20,000,000 shares of the Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.24 per share. The Board also agreed to increase Mr. Corbett’s monthly base salary to $30,000. The warrant expense for Mr. Corbett for the year ended December 31, 2021 was $4,327,899.

 

On August 16, 2021, the Company and Mr. Corbett entered into an Executive Employment Agreement that replaced and superseded the previous executive employment agreement (the “August 2021 Corbett Employment Agreement”). The purpose of the August 2021 Corbett Employment Agreement was to provide a replacement grant for warrants previously granted to Mr. Corbett under the terms of his previous employment agreement with the Company. Pursuant to the August 2021 Corbett Employment Agreement, Mr. Corbett would continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on a full time basis effective as of the date of the August 2021 Corbett Employment Agreement until the close of business on December 31, 2024. Mr. Corbett’s base salary will be $30,000 per month, which shall be paid in accordance with the Company’s standard payroll practice for its executives, managers and salaried employees. In addition, the August 2021 Corbett Employment Agreement provides that: (1) Mr. Corbett will be eligible for a cash bonus as determined by the Board to the extent the Company achieves (or exceeds) annual revenue or other financial performance objectives established by the Board, in its sole discretion, from time to time; (2) the Company will grant to Mr. Corbett options to purchase 20,000,000 shares of Common Stock at a per share exercise price of $0.15; and (3) a car allowance for Mr. Corbett in the amount of $800 per month. Fifty percent (50%) of the shares subject to the options shall vest on the grant date and the other 50% of the shares subject to the option shall vest at the rate of 1/36 per month over a three-year period. The options will be exercisable for a period of ten years after the date of grant and the Company shall provide for cashless exercise of the option. The options are being granted pursuant to the Company’s 2021 Stock Incentive Plan which was approved by the Board in August 2021, subject to approval of the 2021 Plan by the shareholders, which approval was obtained at the annual general meeting held on October 22, 2021. The option expense for Mr. Corbett for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $133,174 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 was $910,019.

 

In addition, the Company and Mr. Corbett entered into an Indemnification Agreement on August 16, 2021 (the “August 2021 Corbett Indemnification Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to indemnify Mr. Corbett to indemnify Indemnitee to the fullest extent permitted by or under the Nevada Corporation Law in respect of claims, including third-party claims and derivative claims and provides for advancement of expenses. The August 2021 Corbett Indemnification Agreement amends the indemnification agreement in effect prior to entering into the August 2021 Corbett Indemnification Agreement to provide that unless Company shall pay Mr. Corbett’s attorneys’ fees and costs, including the compensation and expenses of any arbitrator, unless the arbitrator or the court determines that (a) Company has no liability in such dispute, or (b) the action or claims by Executive are frivolous in nature. In any other case or matter, the Company and Mr. Corbett shall each bear its or his own attorney fees and costs.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

12RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (continued)

 

Clifford Henry

 

On May 1, 2021, the Company appointed Mr. Henry to the Board.

 

On July 22, 2021, the Company granted Mr. Henry 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock, valued at $154,000.

 

Mr. Henry has an oral consulting arrangement with the Company whereby he is paid $3,500 per month for financial and capital markets advice. This consulting agreement commenced in May, 2021 and was approved and ratified by the Board in March 2022   

 

Madisson Corbett

 

On May 1, 2021, the Company appointed Ms. Corbett to the Board. Ms. Corbett is the daughter of Mr. William Corbett, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.

 

On July 22, 2021, the Company granted Ms. Corbett 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock, valued at $154,000

 

David Rios

 

On July 22, 2021, the Company appointed David Rios to the Board.

 

On July 22, 2021, the Company granted Mr. Rios 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock, valued at $77,000.  

 

Richard Rosenblum

 

On July 22, 2021, the Company appointed Richard Rosenblum as President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. In addition, Mr. Rosenblum was elected to the Board to serve until the Company’s next annual meeting of shareholders.

 

On July 27, 2021, the Company and Mr. Rosenblum entered into an Executive Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”), pursuant to which Mr. Rosenblum will serve as the Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer on a full time basis effective as of July 1, 2021. The effectiveness of the Employment Agreement is subject to the approval of the Employment Agreement by the Board, unless earlier terminated as provided in the Employment Agreement. The term of the Employment Agreement is until December 31, 2024. Mr. Rosenblum’s base salary will be $18,000 per month. In addition, the Employment Agreement provides that: (1) Mr. Rosenblum will be eligible for a cash bonus as determined by the Board to the extent the Company achieves (or exceeds) annual revenue or other financial performance objectives established by the Board, in its sole discretion, from time to time; and (2) the Company will grant to Mr. Rosenblum options to purchase 10,000,000 shares of Common Stock at a per share exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common stock, as reflected in the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the OTC exchange or, in the event the stock is up listed, on a national stock exchange, on the date of grant (the “Options”)”. Fifty percent (50%) of the shares subject to the Options shall vest on the grant date and the other 50% of the shares subject to the Option shall vest at the rate of 1/36 per month over a three-year period. The Options will be exercisable for a period of ten (10) years after the date of grant and the Company shall provide for cashless exercise of the Option by Executive. The options are being granted pursuant to the Company’s 2021 Stock Incentive Plan which was approved by the Board in August 2021, subject to approval of the 2021 Plan by the shareholders, which approval was obtained at the annual general meeting held on October 22, 2021. The Options are being granted pursuant to the Company’s 2021 Stock Incentive Plan. The option expense for Mr. Rosenblum for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $55,757 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 was $381,006.

 

If Mr. Rosenblum’s employment with Company is terminated at any time during the term of the Employment Agreement other than for Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement), or due to voluntary termination, retirement, death or disability, then Mr. Rosenblum shall be entitled to severance equal to fifty percent (50%) of his annual base salary rate in effect as of the date of termination. If Mr. Rosenblum’s employment with Company is terminated at any time during the term of the Employment Agreement other than for Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement), or due to voluntary termination, retirement, death or disability, within 12 months following an Acquisition (as defined in the Employment Agreement), then Mr. Rosenblum shall be entitled to severance equal to 100% of his annual base salary rate in effect as of the date of termination. Severance payments shall be subject to execution and delivery of a general release in favor of the Company.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

12RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (continued)

 

Richard Rosenblum (continued)

 

On August 16, 2021, the Company entered into an amendment to the Rosenblum Executive Employment Agreement (the “First Amendment”) with Mr. Rosenblum. Under the terms of the Executive Employment Agreement, the Company had agreed to grant to Mr. Rosenblum an option to purchase 10,000,000 (ten million) common shares of Company Stock at a per share exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Common Stock, as reflected in the closing price of the Common Stock on the OTC exchange or, in the event the stock is uplisted, on a national stock exchange, on the date of grant (the “Option”).” The First Amendment provided that the Option was granted on August 31, 2021 at an exercise price of $0.15 per share.

 

In addition, the Company and Mr. Rosenblum entered into an Indemnification Agreement, pursuant to which the Company agreed to indemnify Mr. Rosenblum to indemnify Indemnitee to the fullest extent permitted by or under the Nevada Corporation Law in respect of claims, including third-party claims and derivative claims and provides for advancement of expenses.

 

13COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company has convertible notes, disclosed under note 8 above which mature on August 16, 2022. Should these notes not be converted to Common Stock prior to that date, the Company may need to repay the principal and interest outstanding on these notes.

   

14SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Effective July 8, 2022 the Company entered into an Endorsement Agreement with Pez-Mar, Inc., a California corporation to furnish the services of Mario Lopez (“Lopez”). Pursuant to the Endorsement Agreement, Lopez will act as a Company spokesperson in connection with the promotion, advertisement and endorsement of the Company’s physical and virtual payment processing and money remittance business and the Company’s related products and services.

 

The Endorsement Agreement has a term of two (2) years from the Effective Date, which is subject to earlier termination on customary terms and conditions. The parties have agreed to certain deliverables of Lopez during the term of the agreement, including with respect to social media posts, television commercials, interviews and photo shoots. The Endorsement Agreement also contains other customary terms, covenants and conditions, including representations and warranties, restrictions on endorsements of competitive products during the Term, confidentiality, indemnification, and Lender and Lopez’s independent contractor status.

 

As compensation for the Services, Lopez or their designees will be paid the following: (i) a cash endorsement fee of Three Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars ($300,000 USD), payable as follows: (i) One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000) upon execution of the Endorsement Agreement, (ii) One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000) quarterly during the Term, beginning on the 90th day following the Effective Date, and (iii) Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) on or prior to the first anniversary of the Effective Date and (ii) warrants exercisable for an aggregate of Fifteen Million (15,000,000) shares of the common stock of the Company at an exercise price of $0.0345 per Share. The Warrants shall have a three-year term commencing from the Effective Date. The right to exercise the Warrants shall be subject to vesting during the Term but shall vest in full upon the consummation of a fundamental transaction involving the Company or upon certain termination events provided for in the Endorsement Agreement. The Exercise Price may be payable via “cashless exercise”, unless the underlying Shares are registered under an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Shares are subject to certain “piggyback” registration rights.

 

On July 8, 2022, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with a contractor for a period of twelve months to (i) review the Company’s business plan; (ii) analyze and assess the Company’s revenues, costs, and cash flow; and (iii) introduce the Company to and interface on the Company’s behalf with potential and actual commercial partners. The Company issued 2,000,000 shares of common stock as compensation for the services rendered which were fully earned on the date of issue. In addition, the contractor will receive a monthly fee of $3,000 for the term of the Agreement, commencing on August 1, 2022.

 

On July 8, 2022, the Company entered into a second consulting agreement with a separate contractor for a period of twelve months to (i) review the Company’s business plan; (ii) analyze and assess the Company’s revenues, costs, and cash flow; and (iii) introduce the Company to and interface on the Company’s behalf with potential and actual commercial partners. The Company issued 2,000,000 shares of common stock as compensation for the services rendered which were fully earned on the date of issue.

 

On July 11, 2022, the Board approved the issuance of 15,000,000 incentive stock options to William Corbett, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and 2,000,000 shares of common stock to Richard Rosenblum, the Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer.

 

On August 5, 2022, the Board approved the issuance of 3,000,000 shares of common stock to Samad Harake or his designees, Mr. Harake is the president of Frictionless Financial Technologies Inc.

 

Other than the above, the Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued, and did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

All references to “we,” “us,” “our” and the “Company” refer to Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc., a Delaware corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context requires otherwise.

 

Overview

 

We are a provider of digital payment solutions and services to businesses and consumers. We are focused on operating and developing “e-wallets” that enable consumers to deposit cash, convert it into a digital form, and remit the funds to Mexico and other countries quickly and securely. Our first e-wallet, the Beyond Wallet, is currently operational. Our flagship e-wallet, IPSIPay, was soft launched in December 2021. Our platform (which can be used both business-to-business and business-to-consumer) will facilitate the transfer of funds in digital form to other countries, initially Mexico but also, India and the Philippines, primarily from hand-held devices as well as on desktop or laptop computers. During the second quarter of 2022, and subsequently, we began publicly testing the capabilities of IPSIPay and have achieved the first commercial downloads of the app. Additionally, we continued our initial launch efforts during the second quarter, and subsequently, we entered into an endorsement agreement with Mario Lopez, which we believe will be a significant part of our commercial launch efforts. We will continue our IPSIPay launch efforts through the remainder of 2022.

 

Our launch plan for IPSIPay and Beyond Wallet is to target lower income, migrant communities in California (notably in the agriculture industry), and expanding to other states with large migrant populations such as Texas and Florida. We not only believe the addressable market for our products and services is large and growing, but that servicing this market is socially responsible. We believe our digital payment facilitation platform and related apps will empower and enable the unbanked and under-served and payment providers who service these users, acting as a bridge to provide access to comprehensive and easy to use payment solutions. Given the large size of our addressable market, our ability to capture even a very small share of the market represents a significant revenue opportunity for our company.

 

Previously, we intended to invest in physical kiosks which required the user presence at digital payment kiosk locations, and we still intend to use our existing kiosks in certain target markets within Southern California.

 

We acquired a 10% strategic interest in Frictionless Financial Technologies, Inc. (“Frictionless”), on June 22, 2021. Frictionless agreed to deliver to us, a live fully compliant financial payment Software as a Service solution for use by us as a digital payment platform that enables payments within the United States and abroad, including Mexico, together with a service agreement providing a full suite of product services to facilitate our anticipated product offerings. We have an irrevocable right to acquire up to an additional 41% of the outstanding common stock of Frictionless at a purchase price of $300,000 for each 1% acquired.

 

On August 26, 2021, we formed a new majority owned subsidiary, Beyond Fintech Inc. (“Beyond Fintech”), in which we own a 51% stake, with Frictionless owning the remaining 49%. Beyond Fintech acquired an exclusive license to our Beyond Wallet offering to further its objective of providing virtual payment services allowing U.S. persons to transfer funds to Mexico and other countries.

 

Known Trends, Demands, Commitments, Events or Uncertainties Impacting Our Business

 

COVID-19

 

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has resulted in government authorities and businesses throughout the world implementing numerous measures intended to contain and limit the spread of COVID-19, including travel restrictions, border closures, quarantines, shelter-in-place and lock-down orders, mask and social distancing requirements, and business limitations and shutdowns. The spread of COVID-19 and increased variants has caused, and may continue to cause us to make significant modifications to our business practices, including enabling most of our workforce to work from home, establishing strict health and safety protocols for our offices, restricting physical participation in meetings, events, and conferences, and imposing restrictions on employee travel. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions that alter our business practices as may be required by federal, state, or local authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, or business partners.

 

The rapidly changing global market and economic conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted, and are expected to continue to impact, our operations and business. For example, COVID-19 related issues has caused a delay in our ability to launch our products and services. The broader implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and related global economic unpredictability on our business, financial condition, and results of operations remain uncertain.

 

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

 

In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, with Belarus complicit in the invasion. As of the date of this report, the conflict between these two countries is ongoing. We do not have any direct or indirect exposure to Ukraine, Belarus or Russia, through our operations, employee base or any investments in any of these countries. In addition, our securities are not traded on any stock exchanges in these three countries. We do not believe that the sanction levied against Russia or Belarus or individuals and entities associated with these two countries will have a material impact on our operations or business, if any. Further, we do not believe that we have any direct or indirect reliance on goods sourced from Russia, Ukraine or Belarus or countries that are supportive of Russia.

 

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We have not fully commercially launched or e-wallet platforms to date, however we will be providing online money transfer and payment services to our customers in the future which may expose us to cybersecurity risks. We employ the latest encryption techniques and firewall practices and constantly monitor the usage of our software, however, this may not be sufficient to prevent the heightened risk of cybersecurity attacks emanating from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, or any other country.

 

The impact of the invasion by Russia of Ukraine has increased volatility in stock trading prices and commodities throughout the world. To date, we have not seen a material impact on our operations; however, a prolonged conflict may impact on consumer spending, in general, which could have an adverse impact on the payment services industry as a whole and our business.

 

Inflation

 

Macro-economic conditions could affect consumer spending adversely and consequently our future operations when we fully launch our e-wallet products commercially. We believe the U.S. has entered a period of significant inflation, and this may impact consumer’s desire to adopt our products and services and may increase our costs overall. However, as of the date of this report, we do not expect there to be any material impact on our liquidity as forecast in our business plan due to recent inflationary concerns in the U.S.

 

Foreign Exchange Risks

 

We intend to operate in several foreign countries, including Mexico. Changes and fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate between the US Dollar and other foreign currencies, including the Mexican Peso, may in future have an effect our results of operations.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

 

Preparation of our consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of certain assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, as well as related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Significant accounting policies are fundamental to understanding our financial condition and results as they require the use of estimates and assumptions which affect the financial statements and accompanying notes. See Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of the Notes to the condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part I, Item I of this Form 10-Q for further information.

 

The critical accounting policies that involved significant estimation included the following:

 

Derivative liabilities

 

We have certain short-term convertible notes and certain warrants which have fundamental transaction clauses which might result in cash settlement. The conversion feature of these convertible notes and warrants are recorded as derivative liabilities which are valued at each reporting date.

 

The derivative liability is valued using the following inputs:

 

Conversion prices;

 

Current market prices of our equity

  

Risk free interest rates;

 

Expected remaining life of the derivative liability;

 

Expected volatility of the underlying stock; and expected dividend rates

 

Any change in the above factors such as a change in risk free interest rates, a significant increase or decrease in our current stock prices and a change in the volatility of our common stock may result in a significant increase or decrease in the derivative liability.

 

Impairment of Investments and Intangible assets

 

We carried investments of $500,001 and Intangible assets of $964,310 as more fully described in Notes 4 and 5 to the condensed consolidated financial statements. The Company tests its Investments and intangible assets with an indefinite useful life annually for impairment or more frequently if indicators for impairment exist. The value of our Investments and intangibles is based upon our mutual goal of providing payment services to an underserved market. Currently our investments or our intangible assets have not produced any revenues on which to assess whether the income generated from these assets can support the carrying value of these assets. For impairment testing of investments and intangibles we determine the fair value of the underlying assets using an income-based approach which estimates the fair value using a discounted cash flow model. Key assumptions in estimating fair values include projected revenue growth and the weighted average cost of capital. In addition, management recently reviewed the future revenue and profit projections of our e-wallet services based on management forecasts of the size of the market and expected customer growth and retention, we determined that no impairment charges were necessary, however if we are unable to achieve our forecasts once operations begin, we may need to re-evaluate our forecasts which could result in an impairment charge. Since performing this analysis we have no reason to believe that further impairment is necessary as of June 30, 2022.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

 

Net revenue

 

We did not have revenues during the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. We anticipate that we will recommence generating meaningful revenue when we fully launch our e-wallets, the timing for which is uncertain and subject to certain risks and uncertainties. We currently anticipate continuing the commercial launch our e-wallets during the remainder of 2022.

 

Cost of goods sold

 

As we did not have revenues during the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, we anticipate that we will begin to recognize cost of goods sold when we launch our e-wallets once we have determined our deployment strategy.

 

General and administrative expenses

 

General and administrative expenses were $795,537 and $1,719,770 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $924,233 or 53.7%. The decrease is primarily due to the following:

 

  (i) Consulting fees was $27,900 and $846,100 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $818,200. In the prior year 8,000,000 shares valued at $776,000 were issued to 4 advisory board members as compensation for their services and consulting fees of $45,000 were paid to our previous CTO.
     
  (i) Payroll expenses were $329,954 and $657,332 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $327,378 or 49.8%. The decrease is primarily due to the creation of a severance provision of $294,000 representing six months of pay for five former employees in the prior year. In addition, gross pay decreased by $110,317 due to the termination of the employment of these employees offset by the employment of a CFO during July 2021, offset by option expense of $94,464 for options granted to our CFO and CEO in August 2021.
     
  (iv) The balance of the general and administrative expenses increased by approximately $221,345, which is made up of several individually insignificant expenses.

  

Depreciation

 

Depreciation was $4,497 and $4,484 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, an increase of $13 or 0.3%, which amount is immaterial.

 

Interest expense, net

 

Interest expense was $45,196 and $53,371 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $8,175 or 15.3%. The decrease is due to the repayment of our convertible note with Bellridge, offset by an increase in the principal due on the two remaining convertible notes.

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

Amortization of debt discount was $0 and $509,600 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $509,600 or 100.0%. The decrease is due to the full amortization of the debt discount on convertible notes in the first quarter of the current year, in the prior year, debt discount was amortized on the three remaining convertible notes.

 

Derivative liability movements

 

Derivative liability movements were $(242,102) and $2,170,946 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, an increase of $2,413,048 or 111.2%. The derivative liability arose due to the issuance of convertible securities and warrants with a fundamental transaction clause allowing for a cash settlement of the convertible note at the option of the holder. The charge during the current period represents the increase in the mark-to-market value of the derivative liability due to an increase in the share price over the prior quarter.

 

Net loss

 

Net loss was $1,087,332 and $116,279 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, an increase in loss of $971,053 or 835.1%. The decrease in general and administrative expenses and amortization of debt discount was offset by the increase in the derivative liability movement, as discussed above.

 

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Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021

 

Net revenue

 

We did not have revenues during the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. We anticipate that we will recommence generating meaningful revenue when we fully launch our e-wallets, the timing for which is uncertain and subject to certain risks and uncertainties. We currently anticipate continuing the commercial launch our e-wallets during the remainder of 2022.

 

Cost of goods sold

 

As we did not have revenues during the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, we anticipate that we will begin to recognize cost of goods sold when we launch our e-wallets once we have determined our deployment strategy.

 

General and administrative expenses

 

General and administrative expenses were $1,664,924 and $6,709,441 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $5,044,517 or 75.2%. The decrease is primarily due to the following:

 

  (i) Consulting fees was $54,900 and $842,884 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $787,984. In the prior year 8,000,000 shares valued at $776,000 were issued to 4 advisory board members as compensation for their services and consulting fees of $45,000 were paid to our previous CTO.
     
  (ii) Payroll expenses were $707,551 and $5,217,085 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $4,509,534 or  86.4%. The decrease is primarily due to the issue of warrants exercisable for 20,000,000 shares to our CEO in the prior period with a fair value of $4,327,899 and restricted stock of 1,000,000 shares with a fair value of $50,000 issued to one of our previous employees and the creation of a severance provision of $294,000 representing six months of pay for five former employees in the prior year, offset by an increase in base salaries over the prior period due to an improvement in the caliber of employees, including the hiring of a CFO.
     
  (iv) The balance of the general and administrative expenses decreased by $253,001, which is made up of several individually insignificant expenses.

  

Depreciation

 

Depreciation was $8,993 and $8,651 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, an increase of $342 or 4.0%, which amount is immaterial.

 

Penalty on convertible notes

 

Penalty on convertible notes was $719,558 and $0 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, an increase of $719,558 or 100.0%. The increase is due to the repayment of one convertible note and the modification of the maturity date of two convertible notes, resulting in the triggering of the repayment penalty per the convertible note agreements as well as an additional 10% penalty for the extension of the maturity date.

  

Loss on debt conversion

 

Loss on debt conversion was $0 and $5,184,447 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $5,184,447. The loss on debt conversion during the prior year represented a loss realized on the conversion of convertible notes, into equity at fixed conversion prices which ranged from $0.035 to $0.05 per share, when the stock price ranged from $0.05 per share to $0.22 per share, resulting in a significant loss. A total of $2,259,221 was converted from convertible debt to equity during the six months ended June 30, 2021.

 

Interest expense, net

 

Interest expense was $90,962 and $120,684 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $29,722 or 24.6%. The decrease is due to the repayment of our convertible note with Bellridge, offset by an increase in the principal due on the two remaining convertible notes.

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

Amortization of debt discount was $263,200 and $2,623,252 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease of $2,360,052 or 90.0%. The decrease is primarily due to the accelerated amortization of debt discount related to notes converted to equity during the first quarter of the prior year.

 

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Derivative liability movements

 

Derivative liability movements were $(149,941) and $3,136,090 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The derivative liability arose due to the issuance of convertible securities and warrants with a fundamental transaction clause allowing for a cash settlement of the convertible note at the option of the holder. The charge during the current period represents the increase in the mark-to-market value of the derivative liability due to an increase in the share price over the prior period.

  

Net loss

 

Net loss was $2,897,578 and $11,510,385 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, a decrease in loss of $8,612,807 or 74.8%. The decrease is due to the decrease in general and administrative expenses, the loss realized on the conversion of convertible debt in the prior year and the decrease in amortization of debt discount, offset by the movement in derivative liabilities, discussed in detail above.

  

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

To date, our primary sources of cash have been funds raised primarily from the sale of our debt and equity securities.

 

We have an accumulated deficit of approximately $45.0 million through June 30, 2022 and incurred negative cash flow from operations of $1. 4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022. Our primary focus is on launching and operating e-wallets that enable consumers to deposit cash, convert it into a digital form and remit the funds to Mexico and other countries quickly and securely, which will require us to spend, substantial amounts in connection with implementing our business strategy.

 

At June 30, 2022, we had cash of approximately $2.5 million and a working capital deficit of $0.2 million including a derivative liability of approximately $0.6 million, after eliminating the derivative liability our working capital is $0.4 million.

 

We utilized cash of approximately $1.4 million in operations for each of the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021.

 

We invested approximately $0.3 million in our e-wallet platforms to enhance our product offering. We currently anticipate continuing the commercial launch our e-wallets during the remainder of 2022.

 

We utilized cash of $1.1 million during the current period to repay a convertible note together with a prepayment penalty. Cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was primarily comprised of gross proceeds of approximately $4.6 million from the private placement on March 17, 2021, approximately $3.0 million from warrants exercised and approximately $2.6 million from convertible debt issued, we utilized $0.5 million for share issue expenses and repaid convertible debt of approximately $0.5million during the period.

 

At June 30, 2022, we had outstanding notes in the principal amount of approximately $1.7 million. The notes were issued on February 16, 2021, and the maturity date was extended from February 16, 2022 to August 16, 2022. The notes contain certain covenants, such as restrictions on: (i) distributions on capital stock, (ii) stock repurchases, and (iii) sales and the transfer of assets. The notes bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum. and are convertible into our common stock at a conversion price of $0.15 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock combinations, dilutive issuances and similar events). Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the notes, the respective holder has the right to be prepaid at 140% of the outstanding principal balance and accrued interest, and interest accrues at 18% per annum (or the maximum amount permitted by law). In addition, if an event of default under a note has occurred, regardless of whether it has been cured or remains ongoing, such Note will thereafter be convertible at 65% of the lowest closing price of our common stock for the last 10 consecutive trading days. Should the investors choose not to convert these convertible notes, we may need to repay these notes together with interest thereon which will impact on our liquidity.

 

We expect to invest an additional $150,000 to enhance our e-wallet products, other capital expenditure is expected to be less than $100,000 during the next twelve month period. Accordingly, we expect to meet our cash requirements for the next twelve months, beyond twelve months, we expect to raise either debt or equity funding and generate revenue from operations to meet cash requirements. We will also incur costs and expenses on sales and marketing initiatives and for our general working capital.

 

However, given our losses and negative cash flows, it is likely that we will be required to raise significant additional funds to progress our business as planned by issuing equity or equity-linked securities. Should this occur, our stockholders would experience dilution, perhaps significantly. Additional debt financing, if available, may involve covenants restricting our operations or our ability to incur additional debt. Any additional debt financing or additional equity that we raise may contain terms that are not favorable to us or our stockholders and require significant debt service payments, which diverts resources from other activities. Moreover, there is a risk that financing may be unavailable to support our operations on favorable terms, or at all.

 

There is also a significant risk that none of our plans to raise financing will be implemented in a manner necessary to sustain us for an extended period of time. If adequate funds are not available to us when needed, we may be required to continue with reduced operations or to obtain funds through arrangements that may require us to relinquish rights to technologies or potential markets, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our company. In addition, our inability to secure additional funding when needed could cause our business to fail or become bankrupt or force us to wind down or discontinue operations.

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet financing arrangements as of the date of this report.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks

 

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

(a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures

 

Pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), our management carried out an evaluation, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2022 are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act, was recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our CEO and CFO, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that occurred during our fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2022.

 

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Part II. Other Information

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business. Below is a description of our outstanding pending litigation matters. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties and an adverse result in the below described or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business.

 

Voloshin v. Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc.

 

On October 20, 2021, a complaint was filed against our company and certain of its officers and directors with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United Stated Department of Labor (“OSHA”), captioned Naum Voloshin, Yulia Rey, Alexander Voloshin, Andrey Novikov, and Frank Perez v. Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc., William Corbett, Richard Rosenblum, Madisson Corbett, Jim Fuller, Cliff Henry and David Rios. The complaint generally alleges that complainants, four former employees of our company and one employee who is on suspension, did not receive compensation to which they claim they were entitled and that they were wrongfully terminated for engaging in protected activities in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A. The complaint seeks reinstatement of complainants’ employment, monetary damages including back pay, raises, bonuses, benefits, overtime, emotional distress and loss of reputation, orders of abatement and injunctive relief, and costs of litigation. While the outcome of this action is presently uncertain at this point, we intend to vigorously defend against the action. In early 2022, OSHA dismissed the claims of Ms. Rey and Mr. Perez; they have appealed that decision. We have moved to dismiss the remaining claims and OSHA has yet to take action on that motion. No other formal activity has taken place in the proceedings. We may engage in alternative dispute resolution with the plaintiffs but there can be no assurance that these efforts will be successful.

 

Minkovich v. Corbett, et al.

 

On May 26, 2022, Mr. Jan Minkovich (“Minkovich”) filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County (Minkovich v. Corbett, et al., CASE NO. 22CHCV00377) against our company and our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William Corbett. The complaint asserts six causes of action for: (I) breach of contract; (II) nonpayment of wages; (III) waiting time penalties; (IV) failure to indemnify for alleged employee business expenses; (V) violation of Section 17200 of the California Business and Professional Code; and (VI) wrongful termination of employment in violation of public policy. Minkovich seeks $570,000 in damages, penalties, and attorneys’ fees plus shares equal to five percent (5%) ownership of our company.

 

We are vigorously defending these claims, which are premised upon a putative three-year employment agreement that is not signed by our company or Mr. Corbett, and which Minkovich admits in his complaint that we expressly refused to sign.

 

We and Mr. Corbett have filed a demurrer (the equivalent of a motion to dismiss) with respect to each of the claims. The demurrer is scheduled to be argued before the Court on October 4, 2022. We are also moving to compel Minkovich to arbitrate his claims on the grounds that his purported employment agreement contains a binding arbitration clause. The motion to compel arbitration is scheduled to be heard by the court on November 8, 2022.

 

Other than as set forth above, we are not presently a party to any legal proceedings that, if determined adversely to us, would individually or taken together have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition or cash flows.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Not applicable to smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

As previously reported, on October 22, 2021, the Company conducted its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, among other matters, the Company’s shareholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock of the Company from 500,000,000 shares to 750,000,000 shares. On December 7, 2021, such amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada. A copy of such amendment is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Exhibit Description
3.1*   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, dated December 7, 2021.
31.1*   Certification of William Corbett, Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)
31.2*   Certification of Richard Rosenblum, Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule15d-14(a)
32.1*   Certification of William Corbett, Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 1350 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2*   Certification of Richard Rosenblum, Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 1350 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS   Inline XBRL Instance Document.*
101.SCH   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.*
101.CAL   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.*
101.DEF   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*
101.LAB   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.*
101.PRE   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.*
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).*

 

* Filed herewith

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
   
Date: August 11, 2022 By: /s/ William D. Corbett
    William D. Corbett
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)

 

Date: August 11, 2022 By: /s/ Richard Rosenblum
    Richard Rosenblum
    President & Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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