UNITED STATES

SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

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ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

 

 

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TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the transition period from ____________ to ____________  

 

STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

  

WYOMING

 

000-55012

 

22-3827597

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

file number)

 

   (I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

  

1090 King Georges Post Road, Suite 603

Edison, NJ  08837

                                        (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                                          

 

(732) 661-9641

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

N/A

 

N/A

 

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

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value

Title of Class

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. ☐ Yes     No ☒   

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. ☐ Yes     No ☒      

 

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 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 a shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒     ☐ No

 

Check if there is no disclosure of delinquent filers in response to Item 405 of Regulation S-K contained in this form, and no disclosure will be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K ☒

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions 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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

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

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class

 

Outstanding at April 29, 2020

Common stock, $0.0001 par value

 

3,561,691,559

 

Class

Outstanding at April 29, 2020

Preferred stock, Series A, no par value

 

3

 

Class

Outstanding at April 29, 2020

Preferred stock, Series B, $0.10 par value

 

36,667

 

State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter. Solely for purposes of the foregoing calculation, all of the registrant’s directors and officers are deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status for this purpose does not reflect a determination that any persons are affiliates for any other purposes. $7,698,548

 

Transitional Small Business Disclosure Format Yes ☐     No x

 

Documents Incorporated By Reference

None

 

 

 

 

STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

FORM 10-K ANNUAL REPORT

FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 and 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

BUSINESS

 

4

 

ITEM 1A.

RISK FACTORS

 

13

 

ITEM 1B.

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

20

 

ITEM 2.

PROPERTIES

 

20

 

ITEM 3.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

20

 

ITEM 4.

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.

MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

21

 

ITEM 6.

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

22

 

ITEM 7.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

  

22

 

ITEM 7A.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

26

 

ITEM 8.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

27

 

ITEM 9.

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

28

 

ITEM 9A.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

28

 

ITEM 9B.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

 

29

 

ITEM 11.

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

33

 

ITEM 12.

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

35

 

ITEM 13.

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

39

 

ITEM 14.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 15.

EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

43

 

ITEM 16.

FORM 10-K SUMMARY

 

44

 

SIGNATURES

 

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 31 – Management certification 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32 – Sarbanes-Oxley Act

 

 

 

  

 
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CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

 

Included in this annual report are "forward-looking" statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA") as well as historical information. Some of our statements under "Business”, "Properties”, "Legal Proceedings”, "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”," the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” and elsewhere in this report constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including matters described in the section titled "Risk Factors." Forward-looking statements include those that use forward-looking terminology, such as the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "project," "plan," "will," "shall," "should," and similar expressions, including when used in the negative. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable and achievable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties and we cannot assure you that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. We claim the protection afforded by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the PSLRA.

 

Such risks include, among others, the following: international, national and local general economic and market conditions: our ability to sustain, manage or forecast our growth; material costs and availability; new product development and introduction; existing government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; adverse publicity; competition; the loss of significant customers or suppliers; fluctuations and difficulty in forecasting operating results; changes in business strategy or development plans; business disruptions; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; rules and regulation related to cryptocurrency, both domestic and foreign; liquidity of cyrptocurrency; the development of the cyrptocurrency market; international regulations on cyrptocurrency; impact and marketplace perception as a result of enforcement matters promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission against bad actors in the cyrptocurrency field and policy papers by the Securities and Exchange Commission on cyrptocurrency; the ability to protect technology; and other factors referenced in this filing.

 

Consequently, all the forward-looking statements made in this Form 10-K are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results anticipated by management will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on our business operations. We undertake no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect events or circumstances after the date initially filed or published, to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.

 

Unless otherwise noted, references in this Form 10-K to “StrikeForce”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “SFT”, “our company”, and the “Company” means StrikeForce Technologies, Inc., a Wyoming corporation. 

 

 
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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

We are a software development and services company that offers a suite of integrated computer network security products using proprietary technology. StrikeForce Technical Services Corporation was incorporated in August 2001 under the laws of the State of New Jersey. On September 3, 2004, we changed our name to StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. On November 15, 2010, we redomiciled under the laws of the State of Wyoming. We initially conducted operations as an integrator and reseller of computer hardware and telecommunications equipment and services until December 2002.  In December 2002, and formally memorialized in September 2003, we acquired certain intellectual property rights and patent pending technology from NetLabs.com, Inc. (“NetLabs”) including the rights to further develop and sell their principal technology. In addition, certain officers of NetLabs joined our company as officers and directors of our company. Our ongoing strategy is developing and marketing our suite of network security products to the corporate, financial, healthcare, legal, government, technology, insurance, e-commerce and consumer sectors. We plan to continue to grow our business primarily through our globally expanding sales channel and internally generated sales, rather than by acquisitions. Apart from our 49% holding in BlockSafe Technologies, Inc., we have no other subsidiaries and we conduct our operations from our corporate office in Edison, New Jersey.

 

We began our operations in 2001 as a reseller and integrator of computer hardware and iris biometric technology. From the time we started our operations through the first half of 2003, we derived the majority of our revenues as an integrator. In December 2002, upon the acquisition of the licensing rights to certain intellectual property and patent pending technology from NetLabs, we shifted the focus of our business to developing and marketing our own suite of security products. Based upon our acquired licensing rights and additional research and development, we have developed various identification protection software products to protect computer networks from unauthorized access and to protect users from identity theft.

 

We completed the development of our ProtectID® platform at the end of June 2006, we completed the core development of our keyboard encryption and anti-keylogger product, GuardedID®, in December 2006 and commenced deployment of our new mobile product, MobileTrust® into the mobile stores in 2015.  All are currently being sold and distributed. ProtectID® patent titled "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing a Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System" is protected by three patents. The keystroke encryption technology we developed and use in our GuardedID® product is protected by three patents. MobileTrust® has a patent pending, as of March 2013.

   

Our suite of products is targeted to the financial, e-commerce, corporate, government, healthcare, legal, insurance, technology and retail markets. We seek to locate customers in a variety of ways. These primarily include contracts with value added resellers and distributors (both inside the United States and internationally), direct sales calls initiated by our internal staff, exhibitions at security and technology trade shows, through the media, through consulting agreements, and through our agent relationships. Our sales generate revenue either as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) model, through a Hosting/License agreement, bundled with other company’s products or through direct purchase by distributors and resellers. We price our products for cloud consumer transactions based on the number of transactions in which our software products are utilized. We also price our products for business applications based on the number of users. These pricing models provide our company with one-time, monthly, quarterly and annual recurring revenues with volume discounts. We are also generating revenues from a licensing agreement we executed with Cyber Safety in 2015, which was modified in 2019.

 

 
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We generated all of our revenues of $768,209 for the year ended December 31, 2019 (compared to $233,878 for the year ended December 31, 2018), from the sales of our security products. The increase in revenues was due to the increase in our software, services, maintenance, and support sales.

 

We market our products globally to financial service firms, healthcare related companies, legal services companies, e-commerce companies, automotive, government agencies, multi-level marketing groups, the enterprise market in general, and with virtual private network companies, as well as technology service companies and retail distributors that service all the above markets. We seek such sales through our own direct efforts, with emphasis on retail, through distributors, resellers and third-party agents internationally. We are also seeking to license the technology as original equipment with computer hardware and software manufacturers. We are engaged in multiple production installations and pilot projects with various distributors, resellers and direct customers primarily in the United States. Our GuardedID® product is also being sold directly to consumers, primarily through the Internet as well as distributors, resellers, third party agents, affiliates and potential OEM agreements by bundling GuardedID® with their products (providing a value-add and competitive advantage to their own products and offerings). Currently this is the most active market for us with multiple programs in production. We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, increases in revenues in fiscal 2020 and/or 2021 (subject to the impairments caused by COVID-19), from these programs. In addition, we have completed the development and testing of our new mobile products, MobileTrust® and GuardedID® Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK), which is in now available in the Apple Store and the Android Play Store. The mobile products play a major role in our anticipated, but not guaranteed (due to the impairments caused by COVID-19), fiscal 2020 and/or 2021 revenue projections.

  

We have incurred substantial losses since our inception. Our management believes that our products provide a cost-effective and technologically competitive solution to address the problems of network security and identity theft in general. Guidance for the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) regulations include the requirement for solutions that have Two-Factor Out-of-Band Authentication and products that stop keylogging malware, real time, which our management believes our proprietary products uniquely and directly address. This guidance went into effect as of January 1, 2012. Based on this requirement in the FFIEC update (published in June 2011 with enforcement commencing in January 2012), we have experienced a growing increase in sales orders and inquiries every year. However, there can be no assurance that our products will continue to gain acceptance and continue to grow in the commercial marketplace or that one of our competitors will not introduce technically superior products. 

 

Because we are now experiencing a continual growing market demand, we are developing a reseller and distribution channel as a strategy to generate, manage and fulfill demand for our products across market segments, minimizing the requirement for an increase in our staff as we grow our distributor market. We have minimized the concentration on our initial direct sales efforts as our distribution and reseller channels continue to grow internationally and will require appropriate levels of support.

 

 
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On August 24, 2015, we entered into an agreement with Cyber Safety, Inc., a New York corporation (“Cyber Safety”) for Cyber Safety to license, and retain an option to purchase, the patents and intellectual property related to the GuardedID® and MobileTrust® software.  Cyber Safety had the option to buy our GuardedID® patent for $9,000,000 that expires on September 30, 2020.  In March 2019, the option to purchase was modified to increase the purchase price to $10,000,000 and extend the expiration date to September 30, 2021.  If the purchase price is not paid by September 30, 2021, it will increase to $11,000,000 and be due September 30, 2022. We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, Cyber Safety will complete the purchase by September 30, 2021.  Cyber Safety will also resell our GuardedID® and MobileTrust® products, for which we will receive a royalty, while we retain an unlimited license to resell those products.  Cyber Safety also licensed the Malware Suite until September 30, 2020 and agreed to pay us 15% to 20% of the net amount Cyber Safety receives from this product.  During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, we recorded revenue of $440,628 and $162, respectively, from Cyber Safety.

 

Our executive office is located at 1090 King Georges Post Road, Suite 603, Edison, NJ 08837. Our telephone number is (732) 661-9641. Our Company’s website is www.strikeforcetech.com (we are not including the information contained in our website as part of, nor should the information be relied upon or incorporated by reference into, this report on Form 10-K).

 

Our Products

 

StrikeForce is a software development and services company. We own and are seeking to commercially exploit various identification protection software products that we developed to protect computer networks from unauthorized access, real time, and to protect network owners and users from cyber security attacks and data breaches. Our principal products ProtectID®, GuardedID®, inclusive of our unique CryptoColor® technology and MobileTrust®, are proprietary authentication and keystroke encryption technologies that are intended to eliminate unauthorized access to computer networks and all mobile devices, and to prevent unauthorized individuals from copying (logging) keystrokes. We are increasing our market for our suite of products in the financial services, e-commerce, corporate, healthcare, government and consumer sectors. Our cyber security products are as follows:

 

 

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ProtectID® is our multi-patented authentication platform that uses “Out-of-Band” multi-factor in-house installation, cloud service technology, a hybrid to authenticate computer network users by a variety of methods including traditional passwords combined with a telephone, iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, PDA, multiple computer secure sessions, or a Push Authentication method which was implemented in the fourth quarter of 2017, biometric identification and encrypted devices such as tokens or smartcards as examples. The authentication procedure separates authentication information such as usernames from the pin/passwords or biometric information, which are then provided to or from the network’s host server across separate communication channels. The platform allows for corporate control and client choices, per their company’s security policies, which evolves over time with newly available and customer requested technologies. (Patent Nos:7,870,599, 8,484,698, and 8,713,701 and one patent pending for Out-of-Band Authentication)

 

 

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GuardedID® creates a 256-bit AES encrypted real time separate pathway for information delivery from a keyboard to a targeted application on a local computer, preventing the use of spyware/malware to collect user information.  This product provides keyboard encryption and helps prevent keylogging from occurring in real time, which helps prevent the number one threat to consumers and businesses in today’s market: keylogging software, which is stealth software embedded in web sites, emails, pictures, MP3 files, videos, USB’s or other software and hardware that, once unknowingly launched, secretly monitors and records all of a user's keystrokes on the computer and sends the data to the cyber thief without the user’s awareness.  Keylogging has been reported as the one of the major causes of major data breaches that occurred from 2010 to 2016, as reported in the 2010-2016 Verizon Data Breach Reports. (Patent No: 8,566,608, 8,732,483 and 8,973,107).

 

 

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MobileTrust® is an advanced iPhone/iPad and Android device password vault that includes a strong password generator. MobileTrust® also provides for Mobile Multi-Factor One Time Password authentication, a secured browser and keystroke encryption between its virtual keyboard and secured browser, which is critical to all confidential online transactions and other features, which is now in production. This new feature for mobile devices, which helps prevent data breaches and stolen credentials is a critical and vital addition to all enterprise mobile users, as enterprises transition to “Bring Your Own Devices” (BYOD).

 

 

 

 

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GuardedID® Mobile SDK is a software development kit that provides developers our patent protected keystroke encryption protection for all Apple and Android mobile device’s secure keyboards, allowing our keystroke encryption software to be embedded in any mobile applications, utilizing DES 256 Encryption.

 

 
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Our products sometimes include software and hardware that we contractually license from other vendors. These products include tokens, as well as additional authentication and telecommunication software devices.

 

The ProtectID® Cloud Service can be hosted by our service provider (we have a strategic arrangement with a third party SAS70 hosting service) as well as the ProtectID® Out-of-Band and Multi-Factor Platform, which can be installed internally in a customer’s infrastructure or as a hybrid implementation. With the exception of our free redistributable Microsoft software components and our reseller agreements with VASCO and HyperSecurity Solutions, none of our contracts for hardware or software are with a sole supplier of that feature or product.

 

Factors that are considered important to our success include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

 

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Our products address the needs of a broad variety of customers for authentication and cyber security overall. One of the biggest problems facing the world is Cyber Theft, the effects of which, our management contends, total an estimated $221 billion per year in business losses and more recently, based on anecdotal evidence provided to management, stated to be in the trillions going forward (with effects of the increased use in remote access due to COVID-19 still undeterminable).

 

 

 

 

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Symantec reported there were over 401 million new pieces of Spyware found over the past year.

 

 

 

 

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48% of all data breaches were caused by key loggers (malware copying keystrokes), as reported by the Verizon 2012 Data Breach Report. Similar percentages are reported in the Verizon 2014 report, recently published. All of the companies breached, per these reports, had an anti-virus program installed.

 

 

 

 

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For illustration (while historic), in 2011, it was reported that RSA Security’s data was breached from which Lockheed Martin and others were affected and lost millions of dollars. This event caused many companies to look to other means of two-factor authentication, such as Out-of-Band. The RSA Data Breach started with a keylogging virus which our GuardedID® product, management believes, would most likely would have prevented.

 

 

 

 

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In respect to the latest version of our keyboard encryption and anti-keylogger Product, GuardedID®, a recent report from a government security group known as CERT states that minimally 80% of the malicious keylogging programs are undetected by the major anti-virus software suites. Our Guarded ID® is designed, we believe, to render the malicious programs useless, in real time.

 

 

 

 

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The 2015 Verizon Data Breach report, published in April 2016, stated that 80% of all the data breaches they reported would not have occurred if the corporations used two factor authentication

 

 

 

 

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In February 2015, the New York Times reported that a Global Bank heist occurred in banks around the globe from a keylogger. This was the first known time that a large hack was reported with the details which included a keylogger that our management believes GuardedID® would have most likely prevented. The article was noted as caused by keystroke encryption in a picture on the front page of the New York Times.

 

 

 

 

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The Effectiveness of Our Products: Our products have been designed to provide, we believe, a high available level of security for computer networks and individual users. In particular, we believe that the now Patented “Out-of-Band” authentication process is an innovative technology that will greatly prevent unauthorized access to computer networks and will provide effective security products to drastically reduce the incidence of identity fraud for our customers. We have contractually commenced implementation of our products on a large global scale, yet there can be no assurance that they will function in all aspects as intended. Likewise, a high level of innovation characterizes the software industry and there can be no assurance that our competitors will not develop and introduce a superior product. The effective functioning of our products once deployed is an important factor in our future success. To date and our knowledge, all of our clients have reported, per a report by Research 2.0, that our products work as described.

 

 
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Ability to Integrate our Software with Customer Environments: There are numerous operating systems that are used by computer networks. The ability of a software product to integrate with multiple operating systems is likely to be a significant factor in customer acceptance of particular products. Our ProtectID® operates on an independent Cloud Service platform and is also able to integrate with multiple operating systems and user interfaces for an in-house implementation. ProtectID® has been designed to use multiple authentication devices that are currently on the market (including, but not limited to, biometrics, key-fob tokens, iPhones, iPads, Androids, PDA’s, smart cards and other mobile devices). Our ability to integrate our products with multiple existing and future technologies is currently a key factor in the growth of our product’s acceptance and is demonstrated by our success with recent clients and installations. . Our GuardedID® product currently operates with Windows Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers and our upgraded Premium version works with almost all applications running on a Windows desktop platform, inclusive of Microsoft Office and the MAC. New features and functions for both products continue to be developed via our research and development. We are also now live with our MobileTrust® and GuardedID® Mobile SDK products, which work on all Apple and Android devices.

 

 

 

 

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Relative Cost: We have attempted to design our products to provide a cost-effective suite of products for financial services, e-commerce, commercial, healthcare, government and direct-consumer customers. Our ability to offer our products at a competitive price and to add to existing installations is likely in our opinion, to be a key factor in the acceptance of our product as we have seen with many of our clients.

  

Business Model

 

We are focusing primarily on developing sales through “channel” relationships in which our products are offered by other manufacturers, distributors, value-added resellers and agents, internationally. In 2016, we added and publicly announced additions to our global distribution sales channel, which provides additional presence for us in the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa. We continue to add additional channel partners, especially on the consumer side and developed a new retail business. We also sell our suite of security products directly from our Edison, New Jersey office, which also augments our channel partner relationships. It is our strategy that these “channel” relationships will provide the greater percentage of our revenues ongoing, as was the case in the past two years. Examples of the channel relationships that we are seeking include already established original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) and bundled relationships with other security technology and software providers that would integrate or bundle the enhanced security capabilities of ProtectID®, GuardedID® and/or MobileTrust® into their own product lines, including our MobileTrust® SDK, thereby providing greater value to their clients. These would include providers of networking software and manufacturers of computer and telecommunications hardware and software that provide managed services, and multi-level marketing groups, as well as all markets interested in increasing the value of their products and packages, such as financial services software, anti-virus, government integrators and identity theft product companies. We signed various new distributors during 2018 and 2019, and we anticipate, but cannot guarantee, an increase in revenues in 2020 and/or 2021 (subject to the impairments caused by COVID-19).

  

From our MobileTrust® security application, built with our sCloud registration process, we have created and announced two new products: our new ProtectID® Mobile OTP (One Time Password) to be used with ProtectID®; and our new GuardedID® Mobile keystroke encryption software development kit (SDK). Both new products are now in production. With the creation of this new GuardedID® Mobile SDK, we now focus the sales of this software product to the development groups of our target markets for it to be added to their mobile applications. We are in discussions with many large-scale parties that are interested in this software. Management has already received requests for this software, as keystroke encryption malware grows and remains a major problem for the mobile-cyber security market, particularly with anti-virus products being viewed as non-effective against malware threats.

 

Our primary target markets include financial services such as banks and insurance companies, healthcare providers, legal services, government agencies through integrators, technology platforms, e-commerce based services companies, telecommunications and cellular carriers, technology software companies, government agencies and consumers, especially for our mobile and keystroke encryption products. We are focusing our concentration on cyber security and data breach strategic problem areas, such as where compliance with financial, healthcare, legal and government regulations are key and stolen passwords are used to acquire private information illegally. In 2018 and 2019, several of our channel partners had pilots and client implementations in place that are expected, although no assurances can be provided, to increase our revenues in 2020 and/or 2021 (subject to the impairments caused by COVID-19). There is no guarantee as to the timing and continued success of these efforts.

 

 
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Because we are now expecting a continual, recurring growing market demand, especially in the mobility and encryption retail markets, we continue to develop a reseller and distribution channel as a strategy to generate, manage and fulfill demand for our products across market segments, minimizing the requirement for an increase in our staff as we grow our distributor market. We continue to minimize the concentration on our initial direct sales efforts as our distribution and reseller channels continue to grow internationally and provide appropriate levels of sales and support to the growing Cyber Security market.

  

We seek to generate revenue through fees for ProtectID® based on client consumer usage in the financial, healthcare services and legal services markets, as well as enterprises in general, through our Cloud Service, plus one-time and annual per person fees in the enterprise markets which often are for in-house installations of our products, and set-up and recurring transaction fees when the product is accessed in our Cloud Service, along with annual maintenance fees, and other one-time and recurring fees. We have also implemented our new ProtectID® v4.01, which includes our Mobile One-Time-Password. We also intend to generate revenues through sales of our GuardedID® product. GuardedID® pricing is for an annual license and we discount for volume purchases. GuardedID® pricing models, especially when bundling through OEM contracts, include monthly and quarterly recurring revenues. As more agreements are reached by our distributors, we are experiencing monthly increasing sales growth, through the execution of GuardedID® bundled OEM agreements. We also provide our clients a choice of operating our ProtectID® software internally by licensing it or through our hosted Cloud Service or a hybrid that some clients have implemented and none of our competitors presently offer. GuardedID® requires a download on each and every computer it protects, whether for employees or consumers. We have four GuardedID® products, (i) a standard version which protects browser data entry only, (ii) a premium version which protects almost all the applications running under Microsoft Windows on the desktop, including Microsoft Office Suite and almost all applications running on the desktop, (iii) an Enterprise version which, in addition, provides the Enterprise administrative rights and the use of Microsoft’s Enterprise tools for the product’s deployment, and (iv) an Apple version for all the latest MAC operating systems and for the browsers and entire desktop.  Our MobileTrust® mobile product will be priced for the consumer through the appropriate mobile phone stores, as well as direct, distribution and OEM sales for higher volume enterprises, including volume discounts to the degree allowed by the telecommunications providers. Our GuardedID® Mobile SDK (software development kit) went to the open market in the second quarter of 2016.  We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, steadily increasing revenues from this product offering.

 

Our management believes that our products provide a cost-effective and technologically competitive solution to address the increasing problems of network security and cyber security in general.

  

Marketing

 

Our multi-channel marketing strategy includes:

 

1. Direct sales to enterprise and commercial customers. In this effort, we joined ACS at the RSA Security Show, as well as attending other security related shows and we are looking at other sales alternatives in order to respond aggressively to inquiries related to our products.

 

2. The addition of resellers, agents & distributors (our strategic sales channel) who distribute and resell our products and services to enterprise and commercial customers globally (technology and software product distributors, systems integrators, managed service companies, other security technology and software vendors, telecom companies, cyber security related product companies, etc.). Presently, our most active channel partner is ACS.

 

3. Application Service Provider (ASP) Partners: Our third-party service provides a hosting platform that facilitates faster implementations at competitive prices for our Cloud Service option.

 

 
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4. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM): SFT products are sold to other security technology vendors that integrate ProtectID®, GuardedID® and now GuardedID® Mobile SDK into their products (bundling) and services providing for monthly/annual increasing recurring revenues.

 

5. Internet sites and retail stores, such as Target, Office Depot, Amazon, and HSN (US), that sell GuardedID® and MobileTrust®, to consumers and small enterprises online and in the stores.

 

6. Technology and other providers and resellers, agents and distributors interested in purchasing and or selling our new MobileTrust® cyber solution for all mobile devices, initially for all Apple and Android devices.

 

7. Outside Independent consultants selling our products for commission only, focusing on the healthcare, legal, travel and consumer markets.

  

Intellectual Property

 

Starting in 2016, we worked with one patent attorney firm to aggressively enforce our patent rights. As of March 1, 2019, we no longer retain that particular firm (Ropes & Gray LLP) and we are currently searching for a new firm that will pick up their pending enforcement cases.

 

We successfully settled our first major patent lawsuit in January 2016.

 

Our patent attorneys filed our fourth “, fifth and sixth Out of Band” continuation patents. We currently have three patents granted to us for Out-of-Band ProtectID® (Patent Nos.: 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701). In March 2013, our patent attorneys submitted a new “Methods and Apparatus for securing user input in a mobile device” Patent, which is no longer being pursued because of our inability of moving it forward. MobileTrust® is also covered by our GuardedID® patents. We cannot provide assurances that the latter patents will be granted in fiscal 2019 or 2020.

 

We plan to continue our strategy to aggressively enforce the patent rights relating to our granted Keystroke Encryption patents that help protect our GuardedID® and MobileTrust® products. We were granted three related keystroke encryption patents for which we received the most recent patent on March 3, 2015 (Patent Nos.: 8,566,608, 8,732,483 and 8,973,107).

 

We have four trademarks that have been approved and registered: ProtectID®, GuardedID®, MobileTrust® and CryptoColor®. Also, BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. has one registered trademark: CyberDefender®. A portion of our software is licensed from third parties and the remainder is developed by our own team of developers while leveraging some external consultant expertise as necessitated. We rely upon confidentiality agreements signed by our employees, consultants, and third parties to protect the intellectual property rights.

 

On September 6, 2017, we entered into a Litigation Funding Agreement with two parties for the purpose of funding the enforcement of certain patents relating to the process of providing dual channel authentication against several infringers. These patent infringement cases are still in process. Our management believes, but cannot guarantee, that this Litigation Funding Agreement will allow us to pursue litigation against any infringement on our patents.

 

 
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Business Strategy

 

Our primary strategy throughout 2019 and into 2020 is to focus on the growth and support of our channel partners, including distributors, resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) (subject to the impairments caused by COVID-19). Our internal sales team targets potential direct sales in industries that management believes provides the greatest potential for short term sales. These include small to medium sized financial institutions, government agencies, e-commerce, healthcare, legal and enterprise businesses. We are also executing agreements with strategic resellers and distributors for marketing, selling and supporting our products internationally. We primarily work with distributors, resellers and agents to generate the bulk of our sales internationally, realizing that this strategy takes longer to nurture, however it is progressing well. We are starting to realize positive results, however slowly, with our sales channel and anticipate, but cannot guarantee, a successful fiscal 2020, through the sales channel and from our new mobile and GuardedID® MAC products with a concentration of sales already contracted. There can be no assurances, however, that we will succeed in implementing our sales strategy. Although management believes that there is an increasingly strong market for our products as the need for cyber security solutions increases globally, we have not generated substantial revenue from the sale of our products and there is no assurance we can secure a market sufficient to permit us to achieve profitability in fiscal 2020 (subject to the impairments caused by COVID-19).

 

Most of the costs that we incur are related to salaries, professional fees, marketing, sales and research & design. We increased our support and technology staff in 2018. Our operations presently require funding of approximately $150,000 per month. We expect that our monthly cash usage for operations will increase slightly due to contracted and anticipated increased volumes and adding some targeted channel marketing programs. We anticipate that the areas in which we will experience the greatest increase in operating expenses is in marketing, selling, product support, product research and new technology development in the growing cyber security market. We are committed to maintaining our current level of operating costs until we reach the level of revenues needed to absorb any potential increase in costs.

  

 
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Competition

 

The software development and services market is characterized by innovation and competition. There are several well-established companies within the authentication market that offer network security systems in our product market and newer companies with emerging technologies. We believe that our multi-patented “Out-of-Band” multi-factor identity authentication platform is an innovative, secure, adaptable, competitively priced, integrated network authentication platform. The main features of ProtectID® include: an open architecture “Out-of-Band” platform for user authentication; operating system independence; biometric layering; soft mobile tokens; mobile authentication; secure website logon; Virtual Private Network (“VPN”) access; domain authentication; newly added Office 365 authentication and multi-level authentication. Unlike other techniques for increased network security, ProtectID® does not rely on a specific authentication device or method (e.g., phone, tokens, smart cards, digital certificates, soft mobile tokens, or biometrics, such as a retinal or fingerprint scan). Rather ProtectID® has been developed as an “open platform” that incorporates an unlimited number of authentication devices and methods. For example, once a user has been identified to a computer network, a system deploying our ProtectID® authentication system permits the “Out-of-Band” authentication of that user by a telephone, iPhone, iPad, PDA, email, hard token, SSL client software, a biometric device such as a voice biometric, or others, before that user is permitted to access the network. By using “Out-of-Band” authentication methods, management believes that ProtectID®, now patented and protected through our ongoing litigation, with plans for additional litigation, provides a competitive product for customers with security requirements greater than typical name and password schemes for virtual private networks and computer systems with multiple users at remote locations, as examples. We also believe that our multi-patented keystroke encryption product, GuardedID®, offers an additional competitive edge for network security and e-commerce applications that should provide greater levels of security and the ability to evolve over time based on newer technologies when made available. There is less competition for the keystroke encryption product and there are no well-established companies in this space, which explains our current growth in pilots and sales for GuardedID®, especially relating to bundled channel partner programs. GuardedID® is critical to help prevent key logging viruses, one of the largest sources of cyberattacks and data breaches. GuardedID® also is protected with three patents. Our newest product, MobileTrust®, is ideal for bringing the functionality of our other two products, especially including keystroke encryption, to all mobile devices, with initial focus on all Apple and Android devices. This product is also protected with our GuardedID® patents and some of its features and functions are covered by the Out-of-Band Authentication patent. . Our other new mobile product is GuardedID® Mobile SDK, which allows our secured keyboard function as a software development kit for developers to purchase and integrate as part of their secured applications. Considering the features and functions, all our cyber solutions have limited competition based on our products’ ability to protect individual identities and computers/devices against some of the most dangerous and increasing threats. We also have great demand for the mobile products, which are being marketed to all potential new clients.

 

Although we believe that our suite of products offers competitive advantages, there is no assurance that any of these products will continue to increase its market share in the marketplace. Our competitors include established software and hardware companies that are likely to be better financed and to have established sales channels. Due to the high level of innovation in the software development industry, it is also possible that a competitor will introduce a product that provides a higher level of security than our products or which can be offered at prices that are more advantageous to the customer.

 

Employees

 

As of fiscal year end December 31, 2019, we had 9 employees and our relations with employees are good.

 

 
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

You are advised to read this Form 10-K in conjunction with other reports and documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. In particular, please read our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K that we file from time to time. You may obtain copies of these reports directly from us or from the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F. Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20549, and you may obtain information about obtaining access to the Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains information for electronic filers at its website http://www.sec.gov.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

The risk factors required pursuant to Regulation S-K, Item 503(c) are not required for smaller reporting companies. Accordingly, the Company has determined to provide particular risk factors at this time. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones facing us. Other events that we do not currently anticipate or that we currently deem immaterial also may affect our results of operations and financial condition. If any events described in the risk factors actually occur, our business, operating results, prospects and financial condition could be materially harmed. In connection with the forward looking statements that appear elsewhere in this annual report, you should also carefully review the cautionary statement referred to under “Special Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements.”  The forward-looking statements made in this report relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events

 

SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THE FOREGOING RISKS OR UNCERTAINTIES MATERIALIZE, OR SHOULD THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS OF OUR BUSINESS PROVE INCORRECT, ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED, BELIEVED, ESTIMATED, EXPECTED, INTENDED OR PLANNED.

 

OUR INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM HAS EXPRESSED SUBSTANTIAL DOUBT ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE AS A GOING CONCERN, WHICH MAY HINDER OUR ABILITY TO OBTAIN FUTURE FINANCING.

 

We have yet to establish any history of profitable operations.  For the year ended December 31, 2019, we incurred net loss of $3,749,660 and at December 31, 2019, we had a stockholders’ deficit of $15,464,183.  These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date the financial statements are issued.  As a result, our independent registered public accounting firm included an explanatory paragraph in its report on our financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2019 with respect to this uncertainty.  This going concern opinion could materially limit our ability to raise additional funds through the issuance of new debt or equity securities and future reports on our financial statements may also include an explanatory paragraph with respect to our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

At December 31, 2019, we had cash on hand in the amount of $74,868.  Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company issued three unsecured promissory notes for proceeds of $216,851, six unsecured convertible promissory notes for proceeds of $472,000 and received one SBA Paycheck Protection assistance loan for $313,212.  Management estimates that the current funds on hand will be sufficient to continue operations through the next six months. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to raise additional funds and implement our business plan.  Management is currently seeking additional funds, primarily through the issuance of debt and equity securities for cash and proceeds relating to our patent lawsuits to operate our business. Currently, management is attempting to increase revenues and improve gross margins by a revised sales strategy. We are redirecting our sales focus from direct sales to domestic and international sales channel, where we are primarily selling through a channel of Distributors, Value Added Resellers, Strategic Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers. While we believe in the viability of our strategy to increase revenues and in our ability to raise additional funds, there can be no assurances to that effect. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to continually increase our customer base and realize increased revenues from recently signed contracts.  No assurance can be given that any future financing will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to us. Even if we are able to obtain additional financing, it may contain undue restrictions on our operations, in the case of debt financing or cause substantial dilution for our stock holders, in the case of equity financing.

 

THE PATENT APPLICATION MOBILETRUST® TECHNOLOGY IS PENDING AND THERE IS NO ASSURANCE THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE GRANTED. FAILURE TO OBTAIN THE PATENT FOR THE APPLICATION COULD PREVENT US FROM SECURING REVENUES IN THE FUTURE. THREE PATENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROTECTID® TECHNOLOGY AND THREE FOR GUARDEDID® HAVE BEEN GRANTED. TWO PATENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROTECTID® TECHNOLOGIES ARE PENDING.

 

 
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In November 2010, we received notice that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) had issued an official Notice of Allowance for the patent application for the technology relating to our ProtectID® product, titled "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing a Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System". In January 2011, we received notice that the USPTO issued to us Patent No. 7,870,599.  This “Out-of-Band” Patent went through a USPTO Re-Examination process starting on August 16, 2011 and concluded on December 27, 2011, with all of our patent claims remaining intact and eight additional patent claims being added. Since 2011, we submitted additional continuation patents on the “Out-of-Band” Patent. The keystroke encryption technology we developed and use in our GuardedID® product is protected by three patents and one continuation pending.

 

In January 2013, we were assigned the entire right, title and interest in the “Out-of-Band” Patent from NetLabs, with the agreement of the developer, and the assignment was recorded with the USPTO.

 

In February 2013, we executed a retainer agreement with our patent attorneys to aggressively enforce our patent rights as “Out-of-Band Authentication” was becoming the standard for authenticating consumers in the financial market and for many Saas application users (e.g., SalesForce, Quickbooks, etc.). In February 2013, our patent attorneys submitted a new “Out-of-Band” Patent continuation, which was granted.

 

In March 2013, our patent attorneys submitted a new “Methods and Apparatus for securing user input in a mobile device” Patent, which is now patent pending. Our MobileTrust® product is the invention supporting the patent pending.

 

In July 2013, we received notice that the USPTO had added 54 additional patent claims for our Out-of-Band patent we received in January 2011, by issuing to us Patent No. 8,484,698 thereby strengthening our position with clients and our current and potential lawsuits.

 

In October 2013, we received notice that the USPTO issued to us Patent No. 8,566,608 “Methods and apparatus for securing keystrokes from being intercepted between the keyboard and a browser.” This protects our GuardedID® product and the keystroke encryption portion of our MobileTrust® products.

 

In February 2014, we received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for our third patent relating to our "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing a Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System" Patent No. 7,870,599. Upon receipt of this Out-of-Band patent we filed another continuation patent.

 

In March 2014, we received Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for our second patent and first continuation of our Keystroke Encryption patent, which only furthers our protection for all mobile devices when utilizing any keyboard for data entry. Upon receipt of this Notice, we also filed another continuation patent for Patent No. 8,566,608.

 

In April 2014, we were granted our third patent relating to our “Multi-Channel Device Utilizing a Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System” Patent No. 8,713,701.

 

In September 2014, we filed an International Patent for MobileTrust® (PCT/US20114/029905).

 

In March 2015, we received our third patent from the USPTO, Patent No. 8,973,107, of our Keystroke Encryption patent. This enhances our position for our Keystroke Encryption product, GuardedID®, and our MobileTrust® product.

 

In December 2016, we executed a retainer agreement with a second patent attorney to aggressively enforce our patent rights as “Out-of-Band Authentication” has become the standard for authenticating consumers in the financial market and for many Saas application users (e.g., SalesForce, Quickbooks, etc.). As of March 1, 2019, we no longer retain that particular firm and we are currently searching for a new firm that will pick up the pending enforcement cases.

 

On September 6, 2017, we entered into a Litigation Funding Agreement with two parties for the purpose of funding the enforcement of certain patents relating to the process of providing dual channel authentication against several infringers. These patent infringement cases are still in process. Our management believes, but cannot guarantee, that this Litigation Funding Agreement will allow us to pursue litigation against any infringement on our patents.

 

 
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We completed the development of our ProtectID® platform at the end of June 2006, we completed the core development of our keyboard encryption and anti-keylogger product, GuardedID®, in December 2006 and commenced deployment of our new mobile product, MobileTrust® into the mobile stores in 2015.  All are currently being sold and distributed. Our suite of products is targeted to the financial, e-commerce, corporate, government, healthcare, legal, insurance, technology and retail markets. We seek to locate customers in a variety of ways. These primarily include contracts with value added resellers and distributors (both inside the United States and internationally), direct sales calls initiated by our internal staff, exhibitions at security and technology trade shows, through the media, through consulting agreements, and through our agent relationships. Our sales generate revenue either as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) model, through a Hosting/License agreement, bundled with other company’s products or through direct purchase by distributors and resellers. We price our products for cloud consumer transactions based on the number of transactions in which our software products are utilized. We also price our products for business applications based on the number of users. These pricing models provide our company with one-time, monthly, quarterly and annual recurring revenues with volume discounts. We are also generating revenues from annual maintenance contracts, renewal fees and expect, but cannot guarantee, an increase in revenues based upon the execution of various agreements that we have recently concluded and implemented during the fourth quarter of 2014, primarily in the retail and insurance sectors. To date the MobileTrust® patent application has not yet been granted. We cannot be certain that this patent will be granted nor can we be certain that other companies have not filed for patent protection for these technologies. In the event the patents were granted for the MobileTrust® technology, there is no assurance that we will be in a position to enforce the patent rights. Failure to be granted patent protection for the technology could result in greater competition or in limited payments. This could result in inadequate revenue and cause us to cease operations.

 

WE WILL FACE INTENSE COMPETITION FROM COMPETITORS THAT HAVE GREATER FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AND MARKETING RESOURCES. THESE COMPETITIVE FORCES MAY IMPACT OUR PROJECTED GROWTH AND ABILITY TO GENERATE REVENUES AND PROFITS, WHICH WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR BUSINESS AND THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

 

We likely will face competition from alternate security software programs and services. As is typical of a new industry, demand and market acceptance for recently introduced services are subject to a high level of uncertainty and risk. In addition, the software industry is characterized by frequent innovation. As the market for computer security products evolves, it will be necessary for us to continually modify and enhance our existing products and develop new products. We believe that our competitors will enhance existing product lines and introduce new products. If we are unable to update our software to compete or to meet announced schedules for improvements and enhancements, it is likely that our sales will suffer and that potential customers will be lost to a competing company’s product.

 

Because the market for our services is new and evolving, it is difficult to predict the future growth rate, if any, and the size of this market. Substantial marketing activities have been implemented and will continue to be required to meet our revenue and profit goals. There can be no assurance we will be successful in such marketing efforts. There can be no assurance either that the market for our services will develop or become sustainable. Further, other companies may decide to provide services similar to ours. These companies may be better capitalized than us and we could face significant competition in pricing and services offered.

 

IF WE DO NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, WE MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF REVENUE AND OUR OPERATIONS MAY BE MATERIALLY IMPAIRED.

 

We rely upon confidentiality agreements signed by our employees, consultants and third parties to protect the intellectual property. These agreements generally provide that the individual must keep confidential and not disclose to other parties any confidential information developed or learned by the individual during the course of the individual’s relationship with us except in limited circumstances. These agreements generally also provide that we shall own all inventions conceived by the individual in the course of rendering services to us. These agreements may not effectively prevent disclosure of confidential information or result in the effective assignment to us of intellectual property, and may not provide an adequate remedy in the event of unauthorized disclosure of confidential information or other breaches of the agreements. In addition, others may independently discover trade secrets and proprietary information that have been licensed to us or that we own, and in such case we could not assert any trade secret rights against such party.

 

We cannot assure that we can adequately protect the intellectual property or successfully prosecute potential infringement of the intellectual property rights. Also, we cannot assure that others will not assert rights in, or ownership of, trademarks and other proprietary rights of ours or that we will be able to successfully resolve these types of conflicts to our satisfaction. Failure to protect the intellectual property rights would result in a loss of revenue and could adversely affect our operations and financial condition. In December 2011, we executed an exclusive agreement with a firm to defend and protect our “Out-of-Band” Patent No. 7,870,599, which now includes Patent No. 8,484,698 and 8,713,701. In January 2013, we were assigned the entire right, title and interest in the “Out-of-Band” patent by NetLabs, with approval by the developer, and the assignment was recorded with the USPTO. We are working to aggressively enforce our Out-of-Band Authentication patent rights.

 

 
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OUR INABILITY TO RETAIN OUR KEY EXECUTIVE OFFICERS WOULD IMPEDE OUR BUSINESS PLAN AND GROWTH STRATEGIES, WHICH COULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR BUSINESS AND THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

 

Our success depends, to a critical extent, on the continued efforts and services of our Chief Executive Officer, Mark L. Kay, our Chief Technical Officer and Inventor, Ramarao Pemmaraju, and our Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing, George Waller.  Were we to lose two or more of these key executive officers, we would be forced to expend significant time and money in the pursuit of a replacement, which would result in both a delay in the implementation of our business plan and the diversion of limited working capital.  We can give you no assurance that we can find satisfactory replacements for these key executive officers at all, or on terms that are not unduly expensive or burdensome to our Company.  We do not currently carry key-man life insurance policies on any of our employees, which would assist us in recouping our costs in the event of the loss of those officers.

 

THE INABILITY TO MANAGE OUR GROWTH COULD IMPEDE OUR ABILITY TO GENERATE REVENUES AND PROFITS AND TO OTHERWISE IMPLEMENT OUR BUSINESS PLAN AND GROWTH STRATEGIES, WHICH WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR BUSINESS AND THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

 

We plan to grow rapidly, which will place strains on our management team and other Company resources to both implement more sophisticated managerial, operational and financial systems, procedures and controls and to hire, train and manage the personnel necessary to implement those functions. Our staff is currently comprised of seven people and we believe that in order for us to achieve our goals, it will be necessary to further expand our personnel, particularly in the area of sales, support services, technology development and client support. As we grow, we also expect to increase detailed and pertinent internal and administrative controls and procedures, require further product enhancements and customization of our existing products for specific clients, as well as enter new geographic markets. We do not presently have in place the corporate infrastructure common to larger organizations. We do not, for example, have a separate human resources department or purchasing department designed for a larger organization. Some of our key personnel do not have experience managing large numbers of personnel. Substantial expansion of our organization will require the acquisition of additional information systems and equipment, a larger physical space and formal management of human resources. It will require that we expand the number of people within our organization providing additional administrative support (or consider outsourcing) and to develop and implement additional internal controls appropriate for a larger organization. Our experience to date in managing the minimal growth of our Company has been positive, without product failures or breakdowns of internal controls. 

 

The time and costs to effectuate our business development process may place a significant strain on our management personnel, systems and resources, particularly given the limited amount of financial resources and skilled employees that may be available at the time. There can be no assurance that we will integrate and manage successfully new systems, controls and procedures for our business, or that our systems, controls, procedures, facilities and personnel, even if successfully integrated, will be adequate to support our projected future operations. There can be no assurance that any expenditure incurred during this expansion will ever be recouped. Any failure to implement and maintain such changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

THE REGULATION OF PENNY STOCKS BY SEC AND FINRA (FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY, INC.) MAY DISCOURAGE THE TRADABILITY OF OUR SECURITIES AND THEREBY MAKE IT HARD FOR INVESTORS TO SELL THEIR SHARES AT THE TIME AND PRICES THEY MIGHT OTHERWISE EXPECT.

 

We are a "penny stock" company.  We are subject to a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that imposes special sales practice requirements upon broker-dealers who sell such securities to persons other than established customers or accredited investors.  For  purposes  of the  rule,  the  phrase "accredited  investors"  means, in general terms,  institutions with assets in excess of $5,000,000,  or individuals having a net worth in excess of $1,000,000 or having an annual income that exceeds $200,000 (or that, when combined with a spouse's income, exceeds $300,000).  For transactions covered by the rule, the broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination of the purchaser and receive the purchaser's written agreement to the transaction prior to the sale. Effectively, this discourages broker-dealers from executing trades in penny stocks.  Consequently, the rule will affect the ability of purchasers in this offering to sell their securities in any market that might develop, because it imposes additional regulatory burdens on penny stock transactions.

 

In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a number of rules to regulate "penny stocks". Such rules include Rules 3a51-1, 15g-1, 15g-2, 15g-3, 15g-4, 15g-5, 15g-6, and 15g-9 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Because our securities constitute "penny stocks" within the meaning of the rules, the rules would apply to us and to our securities. The rules will further affect the ability of owners of shares to sell their securities in a market that might develop for them because it imposes additional regulatory burdens on penny stock transactions.

 

 
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Shareholders should be aware that, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission Release No. 34-29093, the market for penny stocks has suffered in recent years from patterns of fraud and abuse. Such patterns include (i) control of the market for the security by one or a few broker-dealers that are often related to the promoter or issuer; (ii) manipulation of prices through prearranged matching of purchases and sales and false and misleading press releases; (iii) "boiler room" practices involving high-pressure sales tactics and unrealistic price projections by inexperienced  sales persons;  (iv)  excessive and  undisclosed bid-ask  differentials  and  markups by selling  broker-dealers;  and  (v) the wholesale dumping of the same securities by promoters and broker-dealers after prices have been manipulated to a desired level, leaving investors with losses. Our management is aware of the abuses that have occurred historically in the penny stock market. Although we do not expect to be in a position to dictate the behavior of the market or of broker-dealers who participate in the market, management will strive within the confines of practical limitations to prevent the described patterns from being established with respect to our securities.

 

RULE 144 SALES IN THE FUTURE MAY HAVE A DEPRESSIVE EFFECT ON OUR STOCK PRICE AS AN INCREASE IN SUPPLY OF SHARES FOR SALE, WITH NO CORRESPONDING INCREASE IN DEMAND WILL CAUSE PRICES TO FALL.

 

All of the outstanding shares of common stock held by the present officers, directors, and affiliate stockholders are "restricted securities" within the meaning of Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  As restricted shares, these shares may be resold only pursuant to an effective registration statement or under the requirements of Rule 144 or other applicable exemptions from registration under the Act and as required under applicable state securities laws.  Rule 144 provides in essence that a person who is an affiliate or officer or director who has held restricted securities for six months may, under certain conditions, sell every three months, in brokerage transactions, a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of 1.0% of a company's outstanding common stock. There is no limit on the amount of restricted securities that may be sold by a non-affiliate after the owner has held the restricted securities for a period of six months if the company is a current reporting company under the 1934 Act. A sale under Rule 144 or under any other exemption from the Act, if available, or pursuant to subsequent registration of shares of common stock of present stockholders, may have a depressive effect upon the price of the common stock in any market that may develop. 

 

FINRA SALES PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS MAY ALSO LIMIT A STOCKHOLDER'S ABILITY TO BUY AND SELL OUR STOCK.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules described above, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer's financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers. FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may limit your ability to buy and sell our stock and have an adverse effect on the market for our shares.

 

BECAUSE WE ARE QUOTED ON THE OTCMARKETS.COM INSTEAD OF AN EXCHANGE OR NATIONAL QUOTATION SYSTEM, OUR INVESTORS MAY HAVE A MORE DIFFICULT TIME SELLING THEIR STOCK OR EXPERIENCE NEGATIVE VOLATILITY ON THE MARKET PRICE OF OUR STOCK.

 

Our common stock is traded on the OTCMarkets.com. The OTCMarkets.com is often highly illiquid.  There is a greater chance of volatility for securities that trade on the OTCMarkets.com as compared to a national exchange or quotation system. This volatility may be caused by a variety of factors, including the lack of readily available price quotations, the absence of consistent administrative supervision of bid and ask quotations, lower trading volume, and market conditions. Investors in our common stock may experience high fluctuations in the market price and volume of the trading market for our securities. These fluctuations, when they occur, have a negative effect on the market price for our securities. Accordingly, for the reasons above, our stockholders may not be able to realize a fair price from their shares when they determine to sell them or may have to hold them for a substantial period of time until the market for our common stock improves.

 

WE HAVE IDENTIFIED MATERIAL WEAKNESSES IN OUR DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES AND INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING.

 

Maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and effective disclosure controls and procedures are necessary for us to produce reliable financial statements. As discussed in Item 9A – “Controls and Procedures” of this Form 10-K, we have evaluated our internal control over financial reporting and our disclosure controls and procedures and concluded that they were not effective as of December 31, 2019.

 

 
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A material weakness is defined as a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. The material weaknesses we identified are (1) We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures.  Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which is applicable to us as of and for the year ended December 31, 2019.  Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness; (2) Our board of directors has no independent director or member with financial expertise which causes ineffective oversight of our external financial reporting and internal control over financial reporting; (3) We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control.  Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible.  However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals.  Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

The Company is committed to remediating its material weaknesses as promptly as possible. Implementation of the Company’s remediation plans has commenced and is being overseen by the board. However, there can be no assurance as to when these material weaknesses will be remediated or that additional material weaknesses will not arise in the future. Even effective internal control can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements. Any failure to remediate the material weaknesses, or the development of new material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, could result in material misstatements in our financial statements, which in turn could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and the trading price of our common stock and we could fail to meet our financial reporting obligations. We have identified weaknesses in our internal controls, and we cannot provide assurances that these weaknesses will be effectively remediated or that additional material weaknesses will not occur in the future.

 

If not remediated, our failure to establish and maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting could result in material misstatements in our financial statements and a failure to meet our reporting and financial obligations, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and the trading price of our common stock.

 

VOLATILITY IN OUR COMMON SHARE PRICE MAY SUBJECT US TO SECURITIES LITIGATION, THEREBY DIVERTING OUR RESOURCES THAT MAY HAVE A MATERIAL EFFECT ON OUR PROFITABILITY AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

As discussed in the preceding risk factors, the market for our common shares is characterized by significant price volatility when compared to seasoned issuers, and we expect that our share price will continue to be more volatile than a seasoned issuer for the indefinite future. In the past, plaintiffs have often initiated securities class action litigation against a company following periods of volatility in the market price of its securities. We may in the future be the target of similar litigation. Securities litigation could result in substantial costs and liabilities and could divert management’s attention and resources.

 

COMPLIANCE WITH CHANGING REGULATION OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL EXPENSES AND POSE CHALLENGES FOR OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM.

 

Changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and SEC regulations, have created uncertainty for public companies and significantly increased the costs and risks associated with accessing the U.S. public markets. In addition, the current federal administration has indicated significant regulatory modifications and we cannot foresee the impact of any revised regulations. Our management team will need to devote significant time and financial resources to comply with both existing and evolving standards for public companies, including the policies of the recently appointed Chairman of the SEC, which will lead to increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from revenue generating activities to compliance activities.

 

COVID-19.

 

We cannot, at this point, determine the extent to which COVID-19 outbreak will impact business or the economy as both are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.

 

THE OUTBREAK  OF THE CORONAVIRUS MAY NEGATIVELY IMPACT SOURCING AND MANUFACTURING OF THE PRODUCTS THAT WE SELL AS WELL AS CONSUMER SPENDING, WHICH COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR BUSINESS, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.

 

 
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In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China, which has and is continuing to spread throughout China and other parts of the world, including the United States. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” On January 31, 2020, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the U.S. healthcare community in responding to COVID-19, and on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak as a “pandemic”. The significant outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets worldwide, and could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

In addition, we applied for funding pursuant to the Small Business Administration program.  The Paycheck Protection Program provides forgivable funding for payroll and related costs as well as some non-payroll costs.  We applied for funding and, to date, have received (on April 17, 2020) funding in the amount of $313,212.  No assurances can be provided as to the adequacy of the funds received for ongoing operations in 2020 or if additional funding will be subsequently available.

 

THE OUTBREAK  OF THE COVID-19 MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR CUSTOMERS.

 

Further, such risks as described above could also adversely affect our customers' financial condition, resulting in reduced spending for the merchandise we sell. Risks related to an epidemic, pandemic or other health crisis, such as COVID-19, could also lead to the complete or partial closure of one or more of our facilities or operations of our sourcing partners. The ultimate extent of the impact of any epidemic, pandemic or other health crisis on our business, financial condition and results of operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information that may emerge concerning the severity of such epidemic, pandemic or other health crisis and actions taken to contain or prevent their further spread, among others. These and other potential impacts of an epidemic, pandemic or other health crisis, such as COVID-19, could therefore materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 HAS RESULTED IN A WIDESPREAD HEALTH CRISIS THAT COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT THE ECONOMIES AND FINANCIAL MARKETS WORLDWIDE, AND COULD EXPONENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK FACTORS DESCRIBED IN OUR PRIOR FILINGS.

 

SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THE FOREGOING RISKS OR UNCERTAINTIES MATERIALIZE, OR SHOULD THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS PROVE INCORRECT, ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED, BELIEVED, ESTIMATED, EXPECTED, INTENDED OR PLANNED.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This annual report contains forward-looking statements about our business, financial condition and prospects that reflect our management’s assumptions and good faith beliefs based on information currently available. We can give no assurance that the expectations indicated by such forward-looking statements will be realized. If any of our assumptions should prove incorrect, or if any of the risks and uncertainties underlying such expectations should materialize, our actual results may differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements.

 

The key factors that are not within our control and that may have a direct bearing on operating results include, but are not limited to, acceptance of our proposed services and the products we expect to market, our ability to establish a customer base, managements’ ability to raise capital in the future, the retention of key employees and changes in the regulation of our industry.

 

There may be other risks and circumstances that management may be unable to predict. When used in this filing, words such as, “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates” and similar expressions are intended to identify and qualify forward-looking statements, although there may be certain forward-looking statements not accompanied by such expressions.

 

In March 2020 the World Health Organization declared coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, has adversely affected workforces, customers, economies, and financial markets globally.  It has also disrupted the normal operations of many businesses. This outbreak could decrease spending, adversely affect demand for our products, and harm our business and results of operations.  It is not possible for us to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on our business or results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity at this time.

 

 
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ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

This Item is not applicable to us as we are not an accelerated filer, a large accelerated filer, or a well-seasoned issuer; however, we have not received written comments from the Commission staff regarding our periodic or current reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 within the last 180 days before the end of our last fiscal year.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

We operate from leased offices located at 1090 King Georges Post Road, Suite #603, Edison, New Jersey 08837. We do not hold any material investments in other real or personal property other than office equipment. We paid a monthly base rent of $4,409 from February 2019 thru January 2020. We will pay a monthly base rent of $4,542 from February 2020 through January 2021, $4,678 from February 2021 thru January 2022, $4,818 from February 2022 thru January 2023 and $4,963 from February 2023 thru January 2024.

  

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 

 

On June 20, 2016, we initiated additional patent litigation against three major competitors in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, for infringement of United States Patent No. 8,484,698.  On March 14, 2017, one of the parties initiated an inter partes review (IPR) (a procedure for challenging the validity of a United States patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office) against our second Patent No. 8,484,698. In October 2019, the litigation against the remaining two parties was dismissed. Management is currently considering its options regarding the two parties, Duo and Centrify.

 

On March 14, 2017, we initiated additional patent litigation against two major competitors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, for infringement of United States Patent Nos. 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701. Our management is currently considering its options in the Massachusetts litigation.  

 

On March 14, 2017, we initiated additional patent litigation against two major competitors in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, for infringement of United States Patent Nos. 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701.  This litigation is ongoing. On June 13, 2017, one of the competitors initiated a lawsuit against us in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for patent infringement (which we believe is without merit and will defend vigorously). This litigation is ongoing.

 

On December 1, 2017, The United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an opinion in the StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. v. SecureAuth Corp. case, which invalidated claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701 under 35 U.S.C. §101. We strongly disagreed with the Court’s decision and an appeal was filed by our attorney in July 2019. In October 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States denied our petition for a writ of certiorari in StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. v. SecureAuth Corp (19-103). Thus, the claims asserted against SecureAuth in the Central District of California, case no. 2:17-cv-04314-JAK-SK, remain invalid under 35 U.S.C. 101. Our three patents contain a total of 108 claims, 43 claims were deemed invalid, however, 65 claims are still valid. Despite the Supreme Court’s decision, our Protect ID® products still retain patent protection and our management intends to further expand those protections with new patents in the coming months. In the meantime, we continue to monitor the Federal Courts because there are several cases (i.e. Berkheimer v. HP), whereby a decision for Berkheimer could change the appellate landscape for 101 motion cases. Additionally, and even more exciting is that U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), along with several other Senators have released a bipartisan, bicameral draft bill that would reform Section 101 of the Patent Act. Management continue guarantee that any pending claims or legislation will result in favorable decisions.

 

On December 4, 2017, StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. v. Trustwave Holdings, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-03573-JMV-MF which was pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, was settled. Trustwave’s infringing sales were made as an OEM of Duo Security Inc. We agreed to dismiss our claims against Trustwave because they were essentially duplicative of our claims against Duo Security Incorporated pursuant to StrikeForce Technologies, Incv. Duo Security Incorporated, Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-03571.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

 
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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES.

 

(A) MARKET INFORMATION

 

Our registration statement on Form SB-2 was declared effective by the SEC in August 2005 and our shares were approved for listing on the OTC Bulletin Board by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in December 2005. Prior to December 2005, there was no public market for the common stock. Our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Electronic Bulletin Board maintained by OTCMarkets.com under the symbol “SFOR.QB”. The following sets forth high and low bid price quotations for each calendar quarter during the last fiscal years that trading occurred or quotations were available, calculated based on the result post-prior reverse splits of our common stock. Such quotations reflect inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, mark-down or commission and may not represent actual transactions.

 

Quarter Ended:

Low:

High:

 

March 31, 2018

 

$ 0.0130

 

 

$ 0.0157

 

June 30, 2018

 

$ 0.0158

 

 

$ 0.0169

 

September 30, 2018

 

$ 0.0175

 

 

$ 0.0195

 

December 31, 2018

 

$ 0.0139

 

 

$ 0.0149

 

March 31, 2019

 

$ 0.0031

 

 

$ 0.0199

 

June 30, 2019

 

$ 0.0019

 

 

$ 0.0060

 

September 30, 2019

 

$ 0.0016

 

 

$ 0.0036

 

December 31, 2019

 

$ 0.0013

 

 

$ 0.0100

 

 

The closing bid price for our shares of common stock on April 26, 2020 was $0.0007.

 

Our common stock is considered a low-priced security under the “Penny Stock” rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under these rules, broker-dealers participating in transactions in these securities must first deliver a risk disclosure document which describes risks associated with these stocks, broker-dealers’ duties, customers’ rights and remedies, market and other information, and make suitability determinations approving the customers for these stock transactions based on financial situation, investment experience and objectives. Broker-dealers must also disclose these restrictions in writing, provide monthly account statements to customers, and obtain specific written consent of each customer. With these restrictions, the likely effect of designation as a low-priced stock is to decrease the willingness of broker-dealers to make a market for the stock, to decrease the liquidity of the stock and increase the transaction cost of sales and purchases of these stocks compared to other securities.

 

(B) HOLDERS

 

As of April 26, 2020, there were approximately 464 holders of the common stock on record with our transfer agent.

 

(C) DIVIDENDS

 

We have not previously paid any cash dividends on common stock and do not anticipate or contemplate paying dividends on common stock in the foreseeable future. Our present intention is to utilize all available funds to develop and expand our business. The only restrictions that limit the ability to pay dividends on common equity, or that are likely to do so in the future, are those restrictions imposed by law and those restrictions imposed under contractual obligation. Under Wyoming corporate law, no dividends or other distributions may be made which would render a company insolvent or reduce assets to less than the sum of liabilities plus the amount needed to satisfy outstanding liquidation preferences.

 

 
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Any future determination to pay cash dividends will be at the discretion of our board of directors, and will be dependent upon our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements and other factors as our board may deem relevant at that time.

 

(D) RECENT ISSUANCES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES

 

In October 2019, a convertible note holder converted $45,000 of principal and $3,624 of accrued interest into 52,396,131 shares of common stock at a conversion price of $0.000928 per share.

 

In November 2019, a convertible note holder converted $70,000 of principal and $5,928 of accrued interest into 87,628,869 shares of common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.000812 to $0.000986 per share.

 

In December 2019, a convertible note holder converted $45,000 of principal and $4,125 of accrued interest into 46,509,094 shares of common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.000812 to $0.001508 per share.

 

In December 2019, we issued a total of 7,500 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $22, relating to a December 2009 retainer agreement with our SEC attorney.

 

All of the above offerings and sales, except the afore-mentioned shares issued pursuant to a conversion of convertible notes, were made in reliance upon the exemption from registration under Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, based on the following: (a) the investors confirmed to us that they were “accredited investors,” as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 and had such background, education and experience in financial and business matters as to be able to evaluate the merits and risks of an investment in the securities; (b) there was no public offering or general solicitation with respect to the offering; (c) the investors were provided with certain disclosure materials and all other information requested with respect to our company; (d) where applicable, the investors acknowledged that all securities being purchased were “restricted securities” for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, and agreed to transfer such securities only in a transaction registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or exempt from registration under the Securities Act; and (e) where applicable, a legend was placed on the certificates representing each such security stating that it was restricted and could only be transferred if subsequent registered under the Securities Act of 1933or transferred in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item. 

  

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

The following is management’s discussion and analysis (|MD&A”) of certain significant factors that have affected our financial position and operating results during the periods included in the accompanying financial statements, as well as information relating to the plans of our current management. This report includes forward-looking statements. Generally, the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” and similar expressions or the negative thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including the matters set forth in this report or other reports or documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those projected. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 

 
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The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the related notes thereto and other financial information contained elsewhere in this Form 10-K

 

Our MD&A is comprised of significant accounting estimates made in the normal course of its operations, overview of our business conditions, results of operations, liquidity and capital resources and contractual obligations. We did not have any off balance sheet arrangements as of December 31, 2018 or 2019.

 

The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based upon its financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (or "GAAP"). The preparation of those financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities at the date of its financial statements. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Background

 

We are a software development and services company that offers a suite of integrated computer network security products (patented and patent pending) using proprietary technology.

 

We have incurred substantial losses since our inception. Our management believes that our products provide a cost-effective and technologically competitive solution to address the problems of network security and identity theft in general. Guidance for the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) regulations include the requirement for solutions that have Two-Factor Out-of-Band Authentication and products that stop keylogging malware, real time, which our management believes our proprietary products uniquely and directly address. This guidance went into effect as of January 1, 2012. Based on this requirement in the latest FFIEC update (published in June 2011 with enforcement commencing in January 2012), we have recently experienced a growing increase in sales orders and inquiries. However, there can be no assurance that our products will continue to gain acceptance and continue to grow in the commercial marketplace or that one of our competitors will not introduce technically superior products. 

 

Because we are now experiencing a continual growing market demand, we believe our company is developing a sizeable global reseller and distribution channel as a strategy to generate, manage and fulfill demand for our products across market segments, minimizing the requirement for an increase in our staff. We have minimized the concentration on our initial direct sales efforts as our distribution and reseller channels continue to grow internationally and require appropriate levels of support.

 

Results of Operations

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 COMPARED TO THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018

 

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $768,209 compared to $233,878 for the year ended December 31, 2018, an increase of $534,331 or 229%.  The increase in revenues was primarily due to the increase in the sales of our security products. Revenues are derived from software, keyfobs and services.  

 

Cost of revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $10,543 compared to $14,086 for the year ended December 31, 2018, a decrease of $3,543, or 25.2%. The decrease resulted from the decrease in third party fees related to our revenues. Cost of revenues as a percentage of total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 was 1.4% compared to 6.0% for the year ended December 31, 2018. 

 

Research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $520,558 compared to $511,327 for the year ended December 31, 2018, an increase of $9,231, or 1.8%. The increase in research and development expenses was due to an increase in the personnel costs related to research and development. The salaries, benefits and overhead costs of personnel conducting research and development of our software products primarily comprises our research and development expenses.

 

Compensation, professional fees, and selling, general and administrative (collectively, “SGA”) expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $1,838,257 compared to $2,109,100 for the year ended December 31, 2018, a decrease of $270,843 or 12.8%. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in non-cash stock compensation expense for the issuance of stock options to employees in 2019.  SG&A expenses consist primarily of salaries, benefits and overhead costs for executive and administrative personnel, insurance, fees for professional services, including consulting, legal, and accounting fees, plus travel costs and non-cash stock compensation expense for the issuance of stock options to employees and other general corporate expenses.

 

 
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For the year ended December 31, 2019, other expense was ($2,148,511) as compared to other expense of ($1,436,614) for the year ended December 31, 2018, representing an increase in other expense of $711,897, or 50.0%. The increase was primarily due to an increase in private placement costs, an increase in debt discount amortization expenses and an increase in the loss on extinguishment of debt, offset by an increase in the gain recorded from the extinguishment of derivative liabilities.

 

Our net loss for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $3,749,660 compared to $3,837,249 for the year ended December 31, 2018, a decrease of $87,589, or 2.3%. The decrease was primarily due to the increase in revenues and decrease in non-cash stock compensation expense for the issuance of stock options to employees, offset by an increase in other expense.

 

The net loss attributable to the non-controlling interest in our subsidiary for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $221,675 compared to $555,740 for the year ended December 31, 2018. These results are due to the net loss recorded by our subsidiary, BlockSafe, which began operations in December 2017.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our total current assets at December 31, 2019 were $98,891, which included cash of $74,648, as compared with $111,339 in total current assets at December 31, 2018, which included cash of $86,160. Additionally, we had a current deficit in the amount of $15,381,798 at December 31, 2019 compared to a current deficit of $13,802,504 at December 31, 2018. We have historically incurred recurring losses and have financed our operations through loans, principally from affiliated parties such as our directors, and from the proceeds of debt and equity financing.

 

We financed our operations during the year ended December 31, 2019 primarily from the issuance of convertible debentures of $985,000, the issuance of promissory notes of $315,100 and the proceeds from financing obligations of $122,500.

 

In addition, we applied for funding pursuant to the Small Business Administration program.  The Paycheck Protection Program provides forgivable funding for payroll and related costs as well as some non-payroll costs.  We applied for funding and, to date, have received (on April 17, 2020) funding in the amount of $313,212.  No assurances can be provided as to the adequacy of the funds received for ongoing operations in 2020 or if additional funding will be subsequently available. 

 

Going Concern

 

We have yet to establish any history of profitable operations. For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company incurred a net loss of $3,749,660 and used cash in operating activities of $1,384,034, and at December 31, 2019, the Company had a stockholders’ deficit of $15,464,183.  In addition, the Company is in default on notes payable and convertible notes payable in the aggregate amount of $3,551,924.  These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date the financial statements are issued.  In addition, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, in its report published on our December 31, 2019 year-end financial statements, raised substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  The Company’s financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to raise additional funds and implement our business plan.  Management is currently seeking additional funds, primarily through the issuance of debt and equity securities for cash to operate our business. Management anticipates, but cannot provide assurances, that additional financing will arise from the license granted to BlockSafe once BlockSafe becomes revenue producing, as well as management fees from BlockSafe.  Currently, management is attempting to increase revenues and improve gross margins by a revised sales strategy. We are redirecting our sales focus from direct sales to domestic and international sales channel, where we are primarily selling through a channel of Distributors, Value Added Resellers, Strategic Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers. While we believe in the viability of our strategy to increase revenues and in our ability to raise additional funds, there can be no assurances to that effect. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to continually increase our customer base and realize increased revenues from recently signed contracts.  No assurance can be given that any future financing will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to us. Even if we are able to obtain additional financing, it may contain undue restrictions on our operations, in the case of debt financing or cause substantial dilution for our stock holders, in the case of equity financing.

 

 
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Changes in Authorized Shares and Forward Split of BlockSafe Shares.

 

In June 2015, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from three billion (3,000,000,000) to five billion (5,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in July 2015.

 

In June 2019, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from five billion (5,000,000,000) to seven billion five hundred million (7,500,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in July 2019.

 

In October 2019, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from seven billion five hundred million (7,500,000,000) to twelve billion (12,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in November 2019.

 

In April 2020, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from twelve billion (12,000,000,000) to seventeen billion (17,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in April 2020.

 

Subsequent to the year ended December 31, 2019, on April 13, 2020, our Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of the voting power approved a resolution to effectuate a 500:1 Reverse Stock Split a resolution for a Reduction in Authorized from seventeen billion (17,000,000,000) Common Stock down to fourteen billion (14,000.000.000) Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, of the Company. The action is still pending as of the date of this filing.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, revenues, result of operations, liquidity or capital expenditures.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Use of Estimates 

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Significant estimates include those related to accounting for financing obligations, assumptions used in valuing stock instruments issued for services, assumptions used in valuing derivative liabilities, the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets, and the accrual of potential liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  ASC 606 creates a five-step model that requires entities to exercise judgment when considering the terms of contracts, which includes (1) identifying the contracts or agreements with a customer, (2) identifying our performance obligations in the contract or agreement, (3) determining the transaction price, (4) allocating the transaction price to the separate performance obligations, and (5) recognizing revenue as each performance obligation is satisfied. The Company only applies the five-step model to contracts when it is probable that the Company will collect the consideration it is entitled to in exchange for the services it transfers to its clients.

 

The Company’s revenue consists of revenue from sales and support of our software products.  Revenue primarily consists of sales of software licenses of our ProtectID®, GuardedID® and MobileTrust® products.  We recognize revenue from these arrangements ratably over the contractual service period.  For service contracts, the Company’s performance obligations are satisfied, and the related revenue is recognized, as services are rendered. 

 

The Company offers no discounts, rebates, rights of return, or other allowances to clients which would result in the establishment of reserves against service revenue.  Additionally, to date, the Company has not incurred incremental costs in obtaining a client contract.

 

Cost of revenue includes direct costs and fees related to the sale of our products. 

 

 
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Share-Based Payments

 

The Company issues stock options and warrants, shares of common stock, and equity interests as share-based compensation to employees and non-employees. The Company accounts for its share-based compensation to employees in accordance with FASB ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation. Stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the estimated fair value of the award, and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period.

 

In periods through December 31, 2018, the Company accounted for share-based compensation issued to non-employees and consultants in accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC 505-50, Equity - Based Payments to Non-Employees. Measurement of share-based payment transactions with non-employees is based on the fair value of whichever is more reliably measurable: (a) the goods or services received; or (b) the equity instruments issued. The final fair value of the share-based payment transaction is determined at the performance completion date. For interim periods, the fair value is estimated, and the percentage of completion is applied to that estimate to determine the cumulative expense recorded.

 

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting.  ASU 2018-07 simplifies the accounting for share-based transactions by expanding the scope of Topic 718 from only being applicable to share-based payments to employees to also include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from nonemployees. As a result, nonemployee share-based transactions are measured by estimating the fair value of the equity instruments at the grant date, taking into consideration the probability of satisfying performance conditions.  The adoption of ASU 2018-07 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 or the previously reported financial statements.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

We evaluate our financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instrument is initially recorded at its fair value and is then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the statements of operations. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period.  Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date.

 

To determine the number of authorized but unissued shares available to satisfy outstanding convertible securities, we use a sequencing method to prioritize its convertible securities as prescribed by ASC 815-40-35.  At each reporting date, we review our convertible securities to determine their classification is appropriate.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Refer to Note 1 in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Additional Information

 

You are advised to read this Form 10-K in conjunction with other reports and documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. In particular, please read our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and Current Reports on Form 8-K that we file from time to time. You may obtain copies of these reports directly from us or from the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F. Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20549, and you may obtain information about obtaining access to the Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains information for electronic filers at its website http://www.sec.gov.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

 
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ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

Please see pages F-1 through F-19.

 

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

Index to Financial Statements

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

F-1

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

F-2

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

F-3

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

F-4

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

F-5

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

F-6

 

 
 
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The Stockholders and Board of Directors of                                                                                                 

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ deficit, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”).  In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.  As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statements, during the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company incurred a net loss and utilized cash in operations, and at December 31, 2019, had a stockholders' deficit.  These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  Management’s plans in regards to these matters are also described in Note 1.  The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits.  We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB.  Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud.  The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting.  As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.  Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks.  Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements.  Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.  We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2015.

 

 

/s/ Weinberg & Company, P.A.

Los Angeles, California

May 1, 2020

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

 

December 31,

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$ 74,648

 

 

$ 86,160

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

19,686

 

 

 

20,649

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

4,557

 

 

 

4,530

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

98,891

 

 

 

111,339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

5,448

 

 

 

9,259

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

205,970

 

 

 

-

 

Other assets

 

 

16,376

 

 

 

18,430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$ 326,685

 

 

$ 139,028

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$ 1,115,995

 

 

$ 945,669

 

Convertible notes payable (net of discount of $422,705 and $521,763, respectively; $1,438,100 in default at December 31, 2019 and 2018)

 

 

1,860,395

 

 

 

1,611,337

 

Convertible notes payable - related parties

 

 

355,500

 

 

 

355,500

 

Notes payable (net of discount of $0 and $195,653, respectively; $2,113,824 and $1,638,824 in default at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively)

 

 

2,237,484

 

 

 

2,218,670

 

Notes payable - related parties

 

 

742,513

 

 

 

742,513

 

Accrued interest (including $1,396,296 and $1,267,749 due to related parties, respectively)

 

 

4,842,215

 

 

 

4,428,439

 

Contingent payment obligation

 

 

1,500,000

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

Financing obligation

 

 

1,263,200

 

 

 

825,500

 

Operating lease liability, current portion

 

 

46,952

 

 

 

-

 

Derivative liabilities

 

 

1,516,435

 

 

 

1,313,904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

15,480,689

 

 

 

13,941,532

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable, long term portion

 

 

147,890

 

 

 

-

 

Operating lease liability, long term portion

 

 

162,289

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

15,790,868

 

 

 

13,941,532

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A Preferred stock, no par value; 100 shares authorized; 3 shares issued and outstanding

 

 

987,000

 

 

 

987,000

 

Series B Preferred stock par value $0.10: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 36,667 shares issued and outstanding

 

 

3,667

 

 

 

3,667

 

Preferred stock series not designated par value $0.10: 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Common stock par value $0.0001: 12,000,000,000 shares authorized; 2,952,693,776 and 2,373,749,597 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

295,269

 

 

 

237,374

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

28,379,891

 

 

 

26,349,805

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(44,352,595 )

 

 

(40,824,610 )

Total StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. stockholders' deficit

 

 

(14,686,768 )

 

 

(13,246,764 )

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiary

 

 

(777,415 )

 

 

(555,740 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

(15,464,183 )

 

 

(13,802,504 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

 

$ 326,685

 

 

$ 139,028

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements. 

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Years Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$ 768,209

 

 

$ 233,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

10,543

 

 

 

14,086

 

Compensation

 

 

757,720

 

 

 

651,934

 

Professional fees

 

 

576,642

 

 

 

681,584

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

503,895

 

 

 

775,582

 

Research and development

 

 

520,558

 

 

 

511,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

2,369,358

 

 

 

2,634,513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(1,601,149 )

 

 

(2,400,635 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense (including $128,547 and $121,808 of interest expense to related parties, respectively)

 

 

(505,032 )

 

 

(443,678 )

Debt discount amortization

 

 

(1,047,066 )

 

 

(873,334 )

Private placement costs

 

 

(802,722 )

 

 

(206,226 )

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

311,197

 

 

 

145,830

 

Extinguishment of derivative liabilities

 

 

1,213,790

 

 

 

279,687

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

(1,347,804 )

 

 

(337,634 )

Other income (expense)

 

 

30,648

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(2,146,989 )

 

 

(1,435,114 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(3,748,138 )

 

 

(3,835,749 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

(1,522 )

 

 

(1,500 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

(3,749,660 )

 

 

(3,837,249 )

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

221,675

 

 

 

555,740

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

 

$ (3,527,985 )

 

$ (3,281,509 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic and diluted

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic and diluted

 

 

2,607,705,387

 

 

 

2,345,114,283

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A Preferred stock,

no par value

Series B Preferred stock,

par value $0.10

Common stock, par value $0.0001

Additional

Paid-in

Accumulated

Noncontrolling

Total

Stockholders'

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Capital

Deficit

Interest

Deficit

Balance at December 31, 2017

 

 

3

 

 

$ 987,000

 

 

 

70,001

 

 

$ 7,000

 

 

 

2,335,843,241

 

 

$ 233,584

 

 

$ 25,522,331

 

 

$ (37,543,101 )

 

$ -

 

 

$ (10,793,186 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of common stock issued for services

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

30,000

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

454

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of vested options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

357,116

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

357,116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of notes and interest

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

29,542,856

 

 

 

2,954

 

 

 

467,404

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

470,358

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of Series B preferred stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(33,334 )

 

 

(3,333 )

 

 

8,333,500

 

 

 

833

 

 

 

2,500

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(3,281,509 )

 

 

(555,740 )

 

 

(3,837,249 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

 

3

 

 

987,000

 

 

 

36,667

 

 

3,667

 

 

 

2,373,749,597

 

 

237,374

 

 

26,349,805

 

 

(40,824,610 )

 

(555,740 )

 

(13,802,504 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of common stock issued for services

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

30,000

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

131

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of vested options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,870

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,870

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of warrants issued with convertible notes

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

60,205

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

60,205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of notes and interest

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

578,914,179

 

 

 

57,892

 

 

 

1,948,880

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,006,772

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(3,527,985 )

 

 

(221,675 )

 

 

(3,749,660 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

 

3

 

 

$ 987,000

 

 

 

36,667

 

 

$ 3,667

 

 

 

2,952,693,776

 

 

$ 295,269

 

 

$ 28,379,891

 

 

$ (44,352,595 )

 

$ (777,415 )

 

$ (15,464,183 )

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements. 

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Year

 

 

For the Year

 

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

 

December 31,

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$ (3,749,660 )

 

$ (3,837,249 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

7,397

 

 

 

6,750

 

Amortization of discount on notes payable

 

 

1,047,066

 

 

 

873,333

 

Amortization of right-of-use asset

 

 

46,835

 

 

 

-

 

Fair value of common stock issued for services

 

 

134

 

 

 

456

 

Fair value of vested options

 

 

20,870

 

 

 

357,116

 

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

(311,197 )

 

 

(145,830 )

Private placement costs

 

 

802,722

 

 

 

206,226

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

1,347,804

 

 

 

337,634

 

Extinguishment of derivative liabilities

 

 

(1,213,790 )

 

 

(279,687 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

963

 

 

 

26,805

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

(26 )

 

 

4,568

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

170,326

 

 

 

(11,771 )

Accrued interest

 

 

490,086

 

 

 

438,104

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

(43,564 )

 

 

-

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(1,384,034 )

 

 

(2,023,545 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(1,528 )

 

 

(6,279 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from convertible note payable

 

 

985,000

 

 

 

910,000

 

Proceeds from notes payable

 

 

315,100

 

 

 

775,500

 

Repayment of notes payable

 

 

(48,550 )

 

 

(75,000 )

Proceeds from finance obligation

 

 

122,500

 

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

1,374,050

 

 

 

1,660,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash

 

 

(11,512 )

 

 

(369,324 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at beginning of the year

 

 

86,160

 

 

 

455,484

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of the year

 

$ 74,648

 

 

$ 86,160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$ -

 

 

$ 5,000

 

Income tax paid

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing transactions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of derivative upon issuance of convertible debt recorded as debt discount

 

$ 985,000

 

 

$ 910,000

 

Fair value of financing obligation recorded as debt discount

 

$ -

 

 

$ 775,500

 

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations

 

$ 252,805

 

 

$ -

 

Common stock issued for conversion of notes and accrued interest

 

$ 2,006,772

 

 

$ 470,358

 

Convertible note and accrued interest exchanged for common stock, net of discount

 

$ 658,968

 

 

$ 132,724

 

Notes payable and accrued interest exchanged for financing obligation

 

$ 315,200

 

 

$ -

 

Fair value of warrants issued with convertible notes

 

$ 60,205

 

 

$ -

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

Note 1 - Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) is a software development and services company that offers a suite of integrated computer network security products using proprietary technology.  The Company’s operations are based in Edison, New Jersey.

 

Going Concern

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.  As reflected in the accompanying financial statements, for the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company incurred a net loss of $3,749,660 and used cash in operating activities of $1,384,034, and at December 31, 2019, the Company had a stockholders’ deficit of $15,464,183.  Also, at December 31, 2019, the Company is in default on notes payable and convertible notes payable in the aggregate amount of $3,551,924. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date that these financial statements are issued.  The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

At December 31, 2019, the Company had cash on hand in the amount of $74,648.  Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company issued three unsecured promissory notes for proceeds of $216,851, six unsecured convertible promissory notes for proceeds of $472,000 and received one SBA Paycheck Protection assistance loan for $313,212.  Management estimates that the current funds on hand will be sufficient to continue operations through the next six months.  The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to continue to implement its business plan.  Currently, management is attempting to increase revenues by selling through a channel of distributors, value added resellers, strategic partners and original equipment manufacturers.  While the Company believes in the viability of its strategy to increase revenues, there can be no assurances to that effect. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to increase its customer base and realize increased revenues.  No assurance can be given that any future financing, if needed, will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to the Company.  Even if the Company is able to obtain additional financing, if needed, it may contain undue restrictions on its operations, in the case of debt financing, or cause substantial dilution for its stockholders, in the case of equity financing.

 

Basis of presentation and principles of consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its controlled subsidiary, BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. (“BlockSafe”).  BlockSafe is owned 49% by the Company and 31% by three executive officers of the Company, which combined represents an 80% controlling interest in BlockSafe.  Accordingly, BlockSafe is consolidated by the Company.  Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.  At December 31, 2019, noncontrolling interests represents 51% of BlockSafe that the Company does not directly own. 

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Significant estimates include those related to accounting for financing obligations, assumptions used in valuing stock instruments issued for services, assumptions used in valuing derivative liabilities, the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets, and the accrual of potential liabilities.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  ASC 606 creates a five-step model that requires entities to exercise judgment when considering the terms of contracts, which includes (1) identifying the contracts or agreements with a customer, (2) identifying our performance obligations in the contract or agreement, (3) determining the transaction price, (4) allocating the transaction price to the separate performance obligations, and (5) recognizing revenue as each performance obligation is satisfied. The Company only applies the five-step model to contracts when it is probable that the Company will collect the consideration it is entitled to in exchange for the services it transfers to its clients.

 

 
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The Company’s revenue consists of revenue from sales and support of our software products.  Revenue primarily consists of sales of software licenses of our ProtectID®, GuardedID® and MobileTrust® products.  We recognize revenue from these arrangements ratably over the contractual service period.  For service contracts, the Company’s performance obligations are satisfied, and the related revenue is recognized, as services are rendered. 

 

The Company offers no discounts, rebates, rights of return, or other allowances to clients which would result in the establishment of reserves against service revenue.  Additionally, to date, the Company has not incurred incremental costs in obtaining a client contract.

 

Cost of revenue includes direct costs and fees related to the sale of our products. 

 

The following tables present our revenue disaggregated by major product and service lines:

 

 

 

Year ended

 

 

 

December 31,
2019

 

 

December 31,

2018

 

Software

 

$ 764,301

 

 

$ 229,206

 

Service

 

 

3,908

 

 

 

4,672

 

Total revenue

 

$ 768,209

 

 

$ 233,878

 

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable consist of trade amounts due from customers, and are recorded at invoiced amounts. The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts receivable based upon our business customers' financial condition and payment history, and our historical collection experience and expected collectability of accounts receivable.  In circumstances where the Company becomes aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations to the Company, a specific reserve for bad debts is estimated and recorded.  At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the allowance for doubtful accounts was $20,417 and $31,004, respectively.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization.  Property and equipment are depreciated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets as follows:

 

 

 

Estimated Useful Life (Years)

 

 

 

 

 

Computer equipment

 

 

5

 

Computer software

 

 

3

 

Furniture and fixture

 

 

7

 

Office equipment

 

 

7

 

 

Expenditures for major additions and betterments are capitalized.  Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred. Upon sale or retirement of property and equipment, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is reflected in the statements of operations.  Management assesses the carrying value of property and equipment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. If there is indication of impairment, management prepares an estimate of future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If these cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized to write down the asset to its estimated fair value. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company did not recognize any impairment for its property and equipment.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

The Company reviews its property and equipment, right-of-use assets, and other long-lived assets, including intangible assets other than goodwill, for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset group may not be recoverable.  Recoverability is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset.  If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated undiscounted future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the assets.  Fair value is generally determined using the asset’s expected future discounted cash flows or market value, if readily determinable.  For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had no impairment of long-lived assets.

 

 
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Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes using the asset and liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences, and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.

 

Leases

 

Prior to January 1, 2019, the Company accounted for leases under ASC 840, Accounting for Leases.  Effective January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the guidance of ASC 842, Leases, which requires an entity to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for virtually all leases.  The Company adopted ASC 842 using a modified retrospective basis method under which prior comparative periods are not restated.  The Company elected to exclude from its balance sheets recognition of leases having a term of 12 months or less (“short-term leases”) and elected to not separate lease components and non-lease components for its long-term leases.  Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.  At January 1, 2019, the Company had no leases that required recognition of operating lease right-of-use assets or liabilities for operating leases upon adoption of ASC 842.  On January 31, 2019, the Company commenced a lease that resulted in the recognition of operating lease right-of-use assets of $214,272, and liabilities for operating leases of $214,272.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company follows the authoritative guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) for fair value measurements.  Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  A fair value hierarchy was established, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value into three broad levels as follows:

 

Level 1—Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2—Inputs, other than the quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly.

Level 3—Unobservable inputs based on the Company's assumptions.

 

The Company is required to use of observable market data if such data is available without undue cost and effort.

 

The Company believes the carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet for accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, convertible notes, and notes payables approximate fair values because of the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

 

As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company’s balance sheet includes Level 2 liabilities comprised of the fair value of embedded derivative liabilities of $1,516,435 and $1,313,904, respectively (see Note 9).  The following table sets forth a summary of the changes in the estimated fair value of our embedded derivative during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

2019

Year ended

December 31,

2018

Fair value at beginning of year

 

$ 1,313,904

 

 

$ 623,195

 

Recognition of derivative liabilities upon initial valuation

 

 

1,727,518

 

 

 

824,566

 

Extinguishment of derivative liabilities

 

 

(1,213,790 )

 

 

(279,687 )

Net change in the fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

(311,197 )

 

 

145,830

 

Fair value at end of year

 

$ 1,516,435

 

 

$ 1,313,904

 

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company evaluates its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instrument is initially recorded at its fair value and is then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the statements of operations.  The Company evaluates embedded conversion features within its convertible debt to determine whether the embedded conversion features should be bifurcated from the host instrument and accounted for as a derivative.  The fair value of the embedded derivatives are determined using Monte Carlo simulation method at inception and on subsequent valuation dates.  The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period.

 

 
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Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company issues stock options, warrants, and shares of common stock as share-based compensation to employees and non-employees. The Company accounts for its share-based compensation to employees in accordance with FASB ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718).  Stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the estimated fair value of the award, and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period.

 

In periods through December 31, 2018, the Company accounted for share-based compensation issued to non-employees and consultants in accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC 505-50, Equity - Based Payments to Non-Employees.  Measurement of share-based payment transactions with non-employees is based on the fair value of whichever is more reliably measurable: (a) the goods or services received; or (b) the equity instruments issued. The final fair value of the share-based payment transaction is determined at the performance completion date. For interim periods, the fair value is estimated, and the percentage of completion is applied to that estimate to determine the cumulative expense recorded.

 

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting.  ASU 2018-07 simplifies the accounting for share-based transactions by expanding the scope of Topic 718 from only being applicable to share-based payments to employees to also include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from nonemployees. As a result, nonemployee share-based transactions are measured by estimating the fair value of the equity instruments at the grant date, taking into consideration the probability of satisfying performance conditions.  The adoption of ASU 2018-07 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 or the previously reported financial statements.

 

Loss per Share

 

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted loss per share is computed by dividing net loss applicable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, plus the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if all dilutive potential common shares had been issued using the treasury stock method.  Diluted loss per share excludes all potential common shares if their effect is anti-dilutive. The following potentially dilutive shares were excluded from the shares used to calculate diluted earnings per share as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive:

 

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

 

Options to purchase common stock

 

 

316,500,001

 

 

 

259,000,002

 

Warrants to purchase common stock

 

 

50,287,356

 

 

 

-

 

Convertible notes

 

 

777,433,216

 

 

 

78,318,710

 

Convertible Series B Preferred stock

 

 

15,773,958

 

 

 

3,481,149

 

Total

 

 

1,159,994,531

 

 

 

340,799,861

 

 

Advertising, Sales and Marketing Costs

 

Advertising, sales and marketing costs are expensed as incurred and are included in sales and marketing expenses.  For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, advertising, sales and marketing expenses were $8,352 and $13,496, respectively.

 

Research and Development Costs

 

Costs incurred for research and development are expensed as incurred. The salaries, benefits, and overhead costs of personnel conducting research and development of the Company’s software products comprise research and development expenses. Purchased materials that do not have an alternative future use are also expensed.

 

 
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Concentrations

 

For the year ended December 31, 2019, sales to three customers comprised 58%, 21% and 14% of revenues, respectively.  For the year ended December 31, 2018, sales to two customers comprised 65% and 24% of revenues, respectively.  At December 31, 2019, three customers comprised 43%, 29% and 12% of accounts receivable, respectively.  At December 31, 2018, two customers comprised 49% and 33% of accounts receivable, respectively.

 

The Company maintains the majority of its cash balances with one financial institution, in the form of demand deposits.  At December 31, 2019, the Company did not have cash deposits that exceeded the federally insured limit of $250,000 per account.  The Company believes that no significant concentration of credit risk exists with respect to its cash balances because of its assessment of the creditworthiness and financial viability of the financial institution.

 

Segments

 

The Company operates in one segment for the development and distribution of our software products.  In accordance with the “Segment Reporting” Topic of the ASC, the Company’s chief operating decision maker has been identified as the Chief Executive Officer and President, who reviews operating results to make decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance for the entire Company.  Existing guidance, which is based on a management approach to segment reporting, establishes requirements to report selected segment information quarterly and to report annually entity-wide disclosures about products and services, major customers, and the countries in which the entity holds material assets and reports revenue.  All material operating units qualify for aggregation under “Segment Reporting” due to their similar customer base and similarities in: economic characteristics; nature of products and services; and procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes.  Since the Company operates in one segment, all financial information required by “Segment Reporting” can be found in the accompanying financial statements.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Credit Losses - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments ("ASC 326"). The standard significantly changes how entities will measure credit losses for most financial assets, including accounts and notes receivables. The standard will replace today’s “incurred loss” approach with an “expected loss” model, under which companies will recognize allowances based on expected rather than incurred losses. Entities will apply the standard’s provisions as a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective. The standard is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company is currently assessing the impact of adopting this standard on the Company’s financial statements and related disclosures.

 

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB, including its Emerging Issues Task Force, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Securities and Exchange Commission did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company's present or future consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 2 - Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment, stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation consisted of the following:

 

 

 

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer equipment

 

$ 81,666

 

 

$ 81,666

 

Computer software

 

 

43,318

 

 

 

41,786

 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

10,157

 

 

 

10,157

 

Office equipment

 

 

16,511

 

 

 

16,511

 

 

 

 

151,652

 

 

 

150,120

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

(146,204 )

 

 

(140,861 )

 

 

$ 5,448

 

 

$ 9,259

 

 

Depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $5,342 and $4,695, respectively.

 

Note 3 - Convertible Notes Payable

 

Convertible notes payable consisted of the following:

 

 

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

 

Secured

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Convertible notes due to DART/Citco, in default

 

$ 542,588

 

 

$ 542,588

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsecured 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) Convertible notes with fixed conversion features, in default

 

 

895,512

 

 

 

895,512

 

(c) Convertible notes with adjustable conversion features

 

 

845,000

 

 

 

695,000

 

Total convertible notes principal outstanding

 

 

2,283,100

 

 

 

2,133,100

 

Debt discount

 

 

(422,705 )

 

 

(521,763 )

Convertible notes, net of discount

 

$ 1,860,395

 

 

$ 1,611,337

 

 

 
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(a)

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, $542,588 of notes payables are due to DART/Citco Global. The notes are convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock based on adjustable conversion prices, are secured by all of the Company’s assets, were due in 2010, and are currently in default. Beginning in 2009, the note holder agreed to the forbearance of any further interest on the notes payable to DART/Citco Global.

 

 

(b)

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, convertible notes payable with fixed conversion features (“fixed convertible notes”) consisted of 13 unsecured convertible notes convertible at a fixed amount into 13 shares of the Company’s common stock, at fixed conversion prices ranging from $1,950,000 to $9,750,000,000 per share, as defined in the agreements and adjusted for applicable reverse stock splits. The notes are unsecured, bear interest at 8% to 18% per annum, were due on various dates from March 2008 to March 2015, and are currently in default. At December 31, 2018, the balance of the accrued interest on the fixed convertible notes was $1,079,764. During the year ended December 31, 2019, interest of $75,132 was accrued. At December 31, 2019, the balance of accrued interest on the fixed convertible notes was $1,154,896.

 

 

(c)

At December 31, 2018, there were $695,000 of convertible notes with adjustable conversion features outstanding. During the year ended December 31, 2019, convertible notes for $985,000 were issued (see below), and convertible notes for $835,000 were converted into shares of the Company’s common stock. At December 31, 2019, the balance of the convertible notes with adjustable conversion features was $845,000.

  

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued fourteen convertible notes payable with adjustable conversion features to three lenders for aggregate proceeds of $985,000, bearing interest at 8% to 10% per annum, unsecured, and maturing between January 2020 and November 2020. At the option of the holder, the notes are convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a price per share discount of 58% to 62% of the market price of the Company’s common stock, as defined, for 15 to 25 days preceding a conversion notice. As a result, the Company determined that the conversion options of the convertible notes were not considered indexed to the Company’s own stock and characterized the fair value of the conversion features as derivative liabilities upon issuance. The Company determined that upon issuance of the convertible notes during 2019, the initial fair value of the embedded conversion feature totaled $1,727,517 (see Note 9), of which $924,795 was recorded as debt discount, and the remainder of $802,722 was recorded as private placement costs. In addition, two of the convertible notes issued in 2019, that aggregated $150,000, were issued with warrants to purchase 50,287,356 shares of the Company’s common stock at prices ranging from $0.0015 to $0.0058 per share (See Note 11). The Company calculated the relative fair value of the warrants was $60,205 using a Black Scholes option-pricing model (see Note 11), which was recorded as debt discount.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, one lender elected to convert seven notes totaling $835,000 plus interest of $56,613 (total of $891,613) into 578,914,179 shares of the Company’s common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.00081 to $0.0087 per share.  On the dates of conversion, the closing price of the Company’s common stock ranged from $0.0018 to $0.0178 per share, or total fair value of shares of $2,006,772.  The Company followed the general extinguishment model to record the settlement of the debt.  The debt and accrued interest totaled $891,613, the related unamortized discount totaled ($232,645), and the shares issued were measured at their fair value of $2,006,772.  The difference of $1,347,804 was recorded as loss on extinguishment of debt.  In addition, the bifurcated conversion option derivatives, after a final mark-up to $1,213,790, were removed and recorded as a gain on extinguishment of derivative liabilities.

 

At December 31, 2018, the balance of unamortized discount on convertible notes with adjustable conversion features was $521,763.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, debt discount of $985,000 was recorded, debt discount amortization of $851,413 was recorded, and $232,645 of debt discount was removed related to debt that was converted.  At December 31, 2019, the balance of the unamortized discount was $422,705.

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, accrued interest due for all convertible notes was $1,192,021 and $1,099,005, respectively, and is included in accrued interest in the accompanying balance sheets.  Interest expense for all convertible notes payable for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $149,628 and $106,848, respectively.

 

Note 4 - Convertible Notes Payable – Related Parties

 

At December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, convertible notes payable - related parties consist of 12 convertible notes payable in the aggregate of $355,500.  The notes are unsecured and are due December 31, 2020.  Six notes totaling $268,000 are payable to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, at a compounded interest rate of 8% per annum; two notes totaling $57,000 are payable to the Company’s VP of Technology, interest at prime plus 2% and prime plus 4% per annum; and four notes totaling $30,000 are payable to the spouse of the Company’s Chief Technology Officer at a compounded interest rate of 8% per annum.  $33,000 of the notes are convertible at a fixed conversion price of $7,312,500 per share and $322,500 of the notes are convertible at a fixed conversion price of $9,750,000,000 per share, as defined in the note agreements and adjusted for applicable reverse stock splits.

 

 
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At December 31, 2018, accrued interest due for the convertible notes – related parties was $563,805.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, interest of $72,467 was accrued.  At December 31, 2019, accrued interest due for the convertible notes – related parties was $636,272.

 

Note 5 - Notes Payable

 

Notes payable consisted of the following:

 

 

 

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

 

Unsecured-in default

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Promissory notes-in default 

 

$ 413,824

 

 

$ 413,824

 

(b) Promissory notes – StrikeForce Investor Group-in default

 

 

1,225,000

 

 

 

1,225,000

 

(c)  Promissory notes issued by BlockSafe ($475,000 and zero in default at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively)  

 

 

475,000

 

 

 

775,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d) Notes payable

 

 

271,550

 

 

 

-

 

Total notes payable principal outstanding

 

 

2,385,374

 

 

 

2,414,324

 

Debt discount

 

 

-

 

 

 

(195,654 )

Notes payable, net of discount

 

 

2,385,374

 

 

 

2,218,670

 

Less current portion of notes payable

 

 

2,237,484

 

 

 

2,218,670

 

Long term notes payable

 

$ 147,890

 

 

$ -

 

 

(a)

Notes payable, with interest from 8% to 14% per annum, due on various dates from December 2011 to July 2017 and are currently in default. At December 31, 2018, the balance of the accrued interest on the notes payable-various was $505,454. During the year ended December 31, 2019, $45,556 of interest was accrued. At December 31, 2019, accrued interest on the notes payable was $551,009.

 

 

(b)

Notes payable to StrikeForce Investor Group (SIG), made up of various investors with unsecured notes, interest at 10% per annum, originally due in 2011, and currently in default. At December 31, 2018, the balance of the accrued interest on the notes payable-SIG was $1,509,844. During the year ended December 31, 2019, $122,500 of interest was accrued. At December 31, 2019, accrued interest on the notes payable-SIG was $1,632,344.

 

 

(c)

At December 31, 2018, the Company’s consolidated subsidiary BlockSafe (see Note 1) had $775,500 of outstanding unsecured promissory notes, bearing interest at 8% per annum, and maturing through September 2019. During the year ended December 31, 2019, $5,000 of the unsecured promissory notes were paid, and note holders agreed to exchange $295,500 of principal into a financing obligation (see Note 7). At December 31, 2019, the balance of the unsecured promissory notes was $475,000, and the notes are currently in default.

 

 

 

At December 31, 2018, the balance of the unamortized discount on the unsecured promissory notes was $195,653. During the year ended December 31, 2019, debt discount amortization of $195,653 was recorded and at December 31, 2019, the balance of the discount was zero.

 

 
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At December 31, 2018, the balance of the accrued interest on the unsecured promissory notes was $46,387.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, $43,856 of interest was accrued and $19,700 of accrued interest was converted into a financing obligation (See Note 7).  At December 31, 2019, accrued interest on the unsecured promissory notes was $70,543.

 

 

(d)

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company entered into four note payable agreements aggregating $315,500, bearing interest from 31.8% to 148% per annum, each agreement secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company, and maturing between March 2020 and April 2021. During the year December 31, 2019, the Company made principal payments of $43,550, and at December 31, 2019, the outstanding balance of the secured note agreements was $271,550. During the year ended December 31, 2019, $14,944 of interest was accrued and paid on the secured note agreements. Two notes with balances of approximately $44,000 each were due on March 28, 2020, and April 2, 2020, and were not paid when due. The Company and lenders are in negotiations to extend the due date of the loans.

  

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, accrued interest due for all notes payable above was $2,253,898 and $2,061,686, respectively, and is included in accrued interest in the accompanying balance sheets.  Interest expense for notes payable for the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $192,212 and $214,447, respectively.

 

Note 6 - Notes Payable – Related Parties

  

Notes payable-related parties notes represent eighteen unsecured notes payable to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer ranging in interest rates of 0% per annum to 10% per annum. The notes are unsecured and have extended due dates of December 31, 2020. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the balance due under these notes was $742,513.

 

At December 31, 2018, accrued interest due for the notes was $703,944.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, interest of $56,080 was accrued. At December 31, 2019, accrued interest due for the notes was $760,024.

 

Note 7 – Financing Obligation

 

In 2018, the Company’s consolidated subsidiary BlockSafe issued promissory notes to nineteen unrelated parties aggregating $775,500 (see Note 5).  As part of each promissory note agreement BlockSafe agreed to pay a financing obligation to the note holders equal to the note principal in tokens, as defined, to be issued by BlockSafe.  In addition, in December 2018, BlockSafe agreed to issue tokens to an unrelated party for receipt of $50,000.  At December 31, 2018, the total of the financing obligation for BlockSafe was $825,500.   During the year ended December 31, 2019, BlockSafe agreed to issue tokens to four unrelated parties for receipt of $122,500.  In addition, holders of unsecured promissory notes issued by BlockSafe agreed to exchange $295,500 principal and $19,700 of accrued interest into the financing obligation to be paid by tokens to be issued by BlockSafe.  At December 31, 2019, the total of the financing obligation for BlockSafe totaled $1,263,200.  At December 31, 2019 and through the date of filing, BlockSafe has not developed or issued any tokens and there is no assurance as to whether, or at what amount, or on what terms, tokens will be available to be issued, if ever.  At December 31, 2019, as the tokens do not exist yet, and any amounts received for tokens are not considered equity, management determined that 100% of the obligation of $1,263,200 is probable of being a liability to be settled by BlockSafe, through the issuance of tokens, or through other means if tokens are never issued.  Accordingly, at December 31, 2019, a financing obligation of $1,263,200 has been recorded.

 

Note 8 – Contingent Payment Obligation

 

On September 6, 2017, the Company entered into a litigation funding agreement with Therium Inc. (subsequently Therium Luxembourg) and VGL Capital, LLC (collectively the “Funders”).  Under the agreement, the Company received $1,500,000 from the Funders to allow the Company to pursue patent enforcement actions against infringements of its patents (see Note 14).  In exchange, the Funders are entitled to receive, after the payment of legal fees, the first $1,500,000 from the gross proceeds of any claims awarded, 10% of any additional claim proceeds until the Funders have received an additional $7,500,000, and 2.5% of any claim proceeds thereafter.   The Funders shall be paid only in the event that the Company achieves recoveries of claim proceeds.  At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company has reflected the $1,500,000 received from the Funders as a contingent payment obligation to be paid only if claim proceeds are recovered.

 

Note 9 – Derivative Financial Instruments

 

At December 31, 2019, the Company had convertible promissory notes outstanding that are convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at the option of the holders at price per share discounts ranging from 20% to 62% of the Company’s common stock market price, as defined in the note agreements.  As the ultimate determination of shares to be issued upon conversion of these notes could exceed the current number of available authorized shares, the Company determined that the conversion features of the convertible notes were not considered indexed to the Company’s own stock and characterized the fair value of the conversion features as derivative liabilities.  Accordingly, the conversion features of the notes were separated from the host contracts (i.e. the notes) and characterized as derivative liabilities to be re-measured at the end of every reporting period with the change in value reported in the statement of operations.  

 

At December 31, 2018, the balance of the derivative liabilities was $1,313,904.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded additions of $1,727,518 related to the conversion features of notes issued during the period (see Note 3), and an decrease in fair value of derivatives of $311,197.  In addition, the Company recorded a decrease in derivative liability of $1,213,790 related to derivative liabilities that were extinguished.  At December 31, 2019, the balance of the derivative liabilities was $1,516,435. 

 

 
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At December 31, 2019, the fair value of the Company’s embedded derivatives were estimated using the Monte Carlo simulation model, which uses certain assumptions related to risk-free interest rates, expected volatility, expected life of the conversion features, and future dividends.    The fair value of the embedded derivative was determined using the following assumptions:

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

January 2019 to December 2019

(dates of inception)

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

Conversion feature:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

1.59 %

 

0.18%-1.60

%

 

 

0.25 %

Expected volatility

 

145%-155

%

 

118%-191

%

 

 

129 %

Expected life (in years)

 

0.25 to 1 year

 

 

1 year

 

 

1 year

 

Expected dividend yield

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion feature

 

$ 1,516,435

 

 

$ 1,727,518

 

 

$ 1,313,904

 

 

The risk-free interest rate was based on rates established by the Federal Reserve Bank. The expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s stock.  The expected life of the conversion feature of the notes was based on the remaining terms of the related notes.  The expected dividend yield was based on the fact that the Company has not customarily paid dividends to its common stockholders in the past and does not expect to pay dividends to its common stockholders in the future.

 

Note 10 - Operating Lease

 

In January 2019, the Company entered into a noncancelable operating lease for its headquarters office requiring payments of $4,409 per month, payments increasing 3% each year, and ending on January 31, 2024.  At December 31, 2019, the remaining lease term was 4.08 years. The Company does not have any other leases. 

 

Operating lease right-of-use (“ROU”) assets and liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. ROU assets represent our right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent the Company’s obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Generally, the implicit rate of interest in arrangements is not readily determinable and the Company utilizes its incremental borrowing rate in determining the present value of lease payments.  The operating lease ROU asset includes any lease payments made and excludes lease incentives.

 

The components of lease expense and supplemental cash flow information related to leases for the period are as follows:

 

 

 

Year ended

December 31, 2019

 

Lease Cost

 

 

 

Operating lease cost (included in general and administration in the Company’s statement of operations)

 

$ 56,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities for the year ended December 31, 2019

 

$ 52,913

 

Weighted average remaining lease term – operating leases (in years)

 

 

4.1

 

Average discount rate – operating leases

 

 

4.0 %

 

The supplemental balance sheet information related to leases for the period is as follows:

 

 

 

At December 31, 2019

 

Operating leases

 

 

 

Long-term right-of-use assets

 

 

205,970

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term operating lease liabilities

 

$ 46,953

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

 

162,789

 

Total operating lease liabilities

 

$ 209,742

 

 

Maturities of the Company’s lease liabilities are as follows:

 

Year Ending

 

Operating Leases

 

2020

 

$ 54,501

 

2021

 

 

56,136

 

2022

 

 

57,820

 

2023

 

 

63,611

 

2024

 

 

4,963

 

Total lease payments

 

 

237,031

 

Less: Imputed interest/present value discount

 

 

(27,290 )

Present value of lease liabilities

 

$ 209,741

 

 

Lease expenses were $51,503 and $51,330 during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 
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Note 11 – Stockholders’ Deficit

 

Preferred Stock

 

On October 21, 2010, the Company amended its Articles of Incorporation in New Jersey to authorize 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.10.  The designations, rights, and preferences of such preferred stock are to be determined by the Board of Directors.  On November 15, 2010, the Company changed its domicile from the State of New Jersey to the State of Wyoming.

 

In addition to the 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized on October 21, 2010, on January 10, 2011, 100 shares of preferred stock were designated as Series A Preferred Stock and 100,000,000 shares were designated as Series B Preferred Stock. The bylaws under the Wyoming Incorporation were amended to reflect the rights and preferences of each additional new designation.

 

The Series A Preferred Stock collectively has voting rights equal to eighty percent of the total current issued and outstanding shares of common stock. If at least one share of Series A Preferred Stock is outstanding, the aggregate shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall have voting rights equal to the number of shares of common stock equal to four times the sum of the total number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding, plus the number of shares of Series B Preferred Stock (or other designated preferred stock) which are issued and outstanding.

 

The Series B Preferred Stock has preferential liquidation rights in the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, such liquidation rights to be paid from the assets of the Company not delegated to parties with greater priority at $1.00 per share or, in the event an aggregate subscription by a single subscriber of the Series B Preferred Stock is greater than $100,000,000, $0.997 per share. The Series B Preferred Stock shall be convertible to a number of shares of common stock equal to the price of the Series B Preferred Stock divided by the par value of the Series B Preferred Stock. The option to convert the shares of Series B Preferred Stock may not be exercised until three months following the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock to the recipient shareholder. The Series B Preferred Stock shall have ten votes on matters presented to the shareholders of the Company for one share of Series B Preferred Stock held. The initial price of the Series B Preferred Stock shall be $2.50, (subject to adjustment by the Company’s Board of Directors) until such time, if ever, the Series B Preferred Stock are listed on a secondary and/or public exchange.

 

In February 2014, the Company's Board of Directors amended the conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock, to permit conversion to common shares at a 40% market discount to current market value at the time the Company receives a conversion request. Current market value is defined as the average of the immediately prior five trading day's closing prices. Additionally, when Series B Preferred Stock shares convert to the Company's common stock, the minimum price discount floor level is set at $0.005, as decided by the Company's Board of Directors.

 

Series A Preferred Stock

 

In 2011, the Company issued three shares of non-convertible Series A Preferred Stock valued at $329,000 per share, or $987,000 in aggregate to three members of the management team. The Series A Preferred Stock are convertible into four times the total number of common shares plus the total number of shares of Series B preferred stock issued and outstanding at the time of conversion and have voting rights equal to eighty percent of the total issued and outstanding shares of the Company's common stock. This effectively provided the management team, upon retention of their Series A Preferred Stock, voting control on matters presented to the shareholders of the Company. The shareholders of the Series A Preferred Stock have each irrevocably waived their conversion rights relating to the Series A Preferred Stock issued.

 

Series B Preferred Stock

 

The Series B Preferred Stock has preferential liquidation rights in the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, such liquidation rights to be paid from the assets of the Company not delegated to parties with greater priority at $1.00 per share or, in the event an aggregate subscription by a single subscriber of the Series B Preferred Stock is greater than $100,000,000, $0.997 per share. The Series B Preferred Stock shall be convertible to a number of shares of common stock equal to the price of the Series B Preferred Stock divided by the par value of the Series B Preferred Stock. The option to convert the shares of Series B Preferred Stock may not be exercised until three months following the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock to the recipient shareholder. The Series B Preferred Stock shall have ten votes on matters presented to the shareholders of the Company for one share of Series B Preferred Stock held. The initial price of the Series B Preferred Stock shall be $2.50, (subject to adjustment by the Company’s Board of Directors) until such time, if ever, the Series B Preferred Stock are listed on a secondary and/or public exchange.

 

At January 1, 2018, there were 70,001 shares of Series B Preferred Stock outstanding.  During the year ended December 31, 2018, 33,334 shares of Series B Preferred Stock were converted into 8,333,500 shares of the Company’s common stock (see below).  At December 31, 2018 and 2019, there were 36,667 shares of Series B Preferred Stock outstanding. 

 

 
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Common Stock

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued an aggregate of 578,944,179 shares of its common stock as follows:

 

 

·

The Company issued 30,000 shares of its common stock for services, valued at $134.

 

 

 

 

·

A convertible note holder converted $835,000 of principal and $56,610 of accrued interest into 578,914,179 shares of common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.00081 to $0.0087 per share, with a total fair value of $2,006,773.

  

During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company issued an aggregate of 37,906,356 shares of its common stock as follows:

 

 

·

The Company issued 30,000 shares of its common stock for services, valued at $456.

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 8,333,500 shares of its common stock in exchange for conversion of 33,334 shares of Series B Preferred Stock at a conversion price of $0.004 per share.

 

 

 

 

·

A convertible note holder converted $215,000 of principal and $12,475 of accrued interest into 29,542,856 shares of common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.006554 to $0.01044 per share, with total fair value of $470,358.

  

Warrants

 

In November 2019, in connection with the issuance of two convertible notes that aggregated $150,000 (See Note 4), the Company issued warrants to purchase 50,287,356 shares of the Company's common stock.  The warrants were exercisable immediately, at exercise prices ranging from 0.0015 to 0.0058 per share, and expire in 5 years. The warrants are classified within stockholders’ deficit, and the proceeds were allocated between the convertible notes and warrants based on their relative fair value.  The fair value of the warrants was determined to be $60,205 using a Black‑Scholes option pricing model based on the following assumptions: (i) volatility rate of 145%, (ii) discount rate of 1.74%, (iii) zero expected dividend yield, and (iv) expected life of 5 years.  The fair value of the warrants was recorded as debt discount and additional paid-in-capital. 

 

The table below summarizes the Company’s warrant activities for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

Number of

Warrant Shares

 

 

Exercise Price Range

Per Share

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, January 1, 2018

 

 

-

 

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

Granted

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Canceled/Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance, January 1, 2019

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Granted

 

 

50,287,356

 

 

0.0015-0.0058

 

 

$ 0.002237

 

Canceled/Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance, December 31, 2019

 

 

50,287,356

 

 

$

0.0015-0.0058

 

 

$ 0.002237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance outstanding and exercisable, December 31, 2019

 

 

50,287,356

 

 

$

0.0015-0.0058

 

 

$ 0.002237

 

 

At December 31, 2019, the intrinsic value of the warrants was $70,833. 

 

 
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The following table summarizes information concerning outstanding and exercisable warrants as of December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

Warrants Outstanding and Exercisable

 

Range of Exercise Prices

 

 

Number Outstanding

 

 

Average Remaining Contractual Life  (in years)

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.0015

 

 

 

41,666,667

 

 

 

5.00

 

 

$ 0.0015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.0058

 

 

 

8,620,689

 

 

 

5.00

 

 

$ 0.0058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.0015 - $0.0058

 

 

 

50,287,356

 

 

 

5.00

 

 

$ 0.002237

 

  

Note 12 – Stock-Based Compensation

 

In November 2012, the stockholders approved the 2012 Stock Option Plan for our employees, effective January 3, 2013. The number of shares authorized for issuance under the plan was 100,000,000 and was increased to 400,000,000 in November 2017 by unanimous consent of the Board of Directors.   

 

At January 1, 2018, the Company had 259,000,001 options outstanding with remaining estimated lives of approximately eight years.  In July 2018, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 500,001 shares of its common stock to a consulting firm.  The options vested over three months, were exercisable at an exercise price of $0.016 per share and expired in July 2019.  The fair value of the options was determined to be $3,855 and was expensed over the term of the options.  At December 31, 2018, the Company had 259,500,002 options outstanding. 

 

In July 2019, option to purchase 500,001 shares of common stock expired.  In December 2019, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 57,500,000 shares of its common stock to employees.  The options have an exercise price of $0.0041 per share, vest over six months, and expire in 10 years.  The fair value of the options was determined to be $235,750 using a Black-Scholes option pricing model based on the following assumptions: (i) volatility rate of 141%, (ii) discount rate of 1.54%, (iii) zero expected dividend yield, and (iv) expected life of 5.25 years.  The risk-free interest rate was based on rates established by the Federal Reserve Bank. The Company uses the historical volatility of its common stock to estimate the future volatility for its common stock. The expected life of the stock options granted is estimated using the “simplified” method, whereby the expected term equals the average of the vesting term and the original contractual term of the stock option.   The expected dividend yield was based on the fact that the Company has not paid dividends to its common stockholders in the past and does not expect to pay dividends to its common stockholders in the future

 

For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recognized compensation costs of $20,870 and $355,277, respectively, related to the fair value of vested options.

 

The table below summarizes the Company’s stock option activities for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

Number of

Options Shares

 

 

Exercise Price Range

Per Share

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

Balance, January 1, 2018

 

 

259,000,001

 

 

$

0.0057-2,242,500

 

 

$ 0.00625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 

500,001

 

 

 

0.016

 

 

 

0.016

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance, December 31, 2018

 

 

259,500,002

 

 

0.0057-2,242,500

 

 

 

0.0062

 

Granted

 

 

57,500,000

 

 

 

0.0041

 

 

 

0.0041

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Expired

 

 

(500,001 )

 

 

0.016

 

 

 

0.016

 

Balance outstanding, December 31, 2019

 

 

316,500,001

 

 

$

0.0041-2,242,500

 

 

$ 0.00586

 

Balance exercisable, December 31, 2019

 

 

264,213,117

 

 

$

0.0041-2,242,500

 

 

$ 0.00586

 

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the intrinsic value of outstanding options was zero.

 

 
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The following table summarizes information concerning the Company’s stock options as of December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

Options Outstanding

 

 

Options Exercisable

 

Range of Exercise Prices

 

 

Number Outstanding

 

 

Average Remaining Contractual Life  (in years)

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

Number Exercisable

 

 

Average Remaining Contractual Life  (in years)

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

975,000,000

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1.00

 

 

$ 975,000,000

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1.00

 

 

$ 975,000,000

 

$

0.0057

 

 

 

63,000,000

 

 

 

7.8

 

 

 

0.0057

 

 

 

63,000,000

 

 

 

7.8

 

 

 

0.0057

 

$

0.00625

 

 

 

196,000,000

 

 

 

6.5

 

 

 

0.0062

 

 

 

196,000,000

 

 

 

6.5

 

 

 

0.0062

 

$

0.0041

 

 

 

57,500,000

 

 

 

9.7

 

 

 

0.0041

 

 

 

4,713,115

 

 

 

9.7

 

 

 

0.0041

 

$

0.0041-975,000,000

 

 

 

316,500,001

 

 

 

8.0

 

 

$ 0.00586

 

 

 

264,213,117

 

 

 

8.0

 

 

$ 0.00586

 

 

Note 13 - Income Tax Provision

 

The income tax provision consists of the following for the year ended:

 

 

 

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

Federal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

Deferred

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

1,522

 

 

 

1,500

 

Deferred

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax provision

 

$ 1,522

 

 

$ 1,500

 

 

A reconciliation of the federal statutory income tax rate and the effective income tax rate as a percentage of income before income tax provision is as follows for the year ended:

 

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal statutory income tax rate

 

 

21.0 %

 

 

21.0 %

State tax, net of federal benefit

 

 

5.0 %

 

 

5.0 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in valuation allowance on net operating loss carry-forwards

 

 

(26.0 )

 

 

(26.0 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective income tax rate

 

 

0.0 %

 

 

0.0 %

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities consist of the following:

 

 

 

December 31,

2019

December 31,

2018

Net deferred tax assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

$ 561,000

 

 

$ 555,000

 

Private placement costs

 

 

320,000

 

 

 

112,000

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

54,000

 

 

 

-

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

438,000

 

 

 

88,000

 

Net operating loss carryforwards

 

 

5,431,000

 

 

 

4,880,000

 

Gross deferred tax assets

 

 

6,804,000

 

 

 

5,635,000

 

Less valuation allowance

 

 

(5,775,000 )

 

 

(4,980,000 )

Total deferred tax assets

 

 

1,029,000

 

 

 

655,000

 

Deferred tax liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative gain

 

 

865,000

 

 

 

469,000

 

Debt discount

 

 

110,000

 

 

 

186,000

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

54,000

 

 

 

-

 

Total deferred tax liabilities

 

 

1,029,000

 

 

 

655,000

 

Net deferred tax asset (liability)

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

 

 
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The provisions of ASC Topic 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, require an assessment of both positive and negative evidence when determining whether it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets are recoverable. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, based on all available objective evidence, including the existence of cumulative losses, the Company determined that it was more likely than not that the net deferred tax assets were not fully realizable. Accordingly, the Company established a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets. The Company intends to maintain a full valuation allowance on net deferred tax assets until sufficient positive evidence exists to support reversal of the valuation allowance. During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the valuation allowance increased by $795,000 and $305,000, respectively.

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had available Federal and state net operating loss carryforwards (“NOL”s) to reduce future taxable income. For Federal NOL purposes approximately $22.5 million and $20.6 million was available at December 31, 2019 and 2018.  For state NOL purposes approximately $10 million and $8 was available at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Federal carryforwards expire on various dates through 2039 and the state carryforwards expire through 2036. Due to restrictions imposed by Internal Revenue Code Section 382 regarding substantial changes in ownership of companies with loss carryforwards, the utilization of the Company’s NOL may be limited as a result of changes in stock ownership. NOLs incurred subsequent to the latest change in control are not subject to the limitation.

 

The Company’s operations are based in New Jersey and it is subject to Federal and New Jersey state income tax. Tax years after 2015 are open to examination by United States and state tax authorities.

 

The Company adopted the provisions of ASC 740, which requires companies to determine whether it is “more likely than not” that a tax position will be sustained upon examination by the appropriate taxing authorities before any tax benefit can be recorded in the financial statements. ASC 740 also provides guidance on the recognition, measurement, classification and interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions. As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, no liability for unrecognized tax benefits was required to be recorded or disclosed.

 

Note 14 - Commitments and Contingencies

 

Legal Proceedings

 

On June 20, 2016, the Company initiated additional patent litigation against three major competitors in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, for infringement of United States Patent No. 8,484,698.  On March 14, 2017, one of the parties initiated an inter partes review (IPR) (a procedure for challenging the validity of a United States patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office) against the Company’s second Patent No. 8,484,698. In October 2019, the litigation against the remaining two parties was dismissed. Management is currently considering its options regarding the two parties, Duo and Centrify.

 

On March 14, 2017, the Company initiated additional patent litigation against two major competitors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, for infringement of United States Patent Nos. 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701. The Company’s management is currently considering its options in the Massachusetts litigation.  

 

On March 14, 2017, the Company initiated additional patent litigation against two major competitors in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, for infringement of United States Patent Nos. 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701.  On June 13, 2017, one of the competitors initiated a lawsuit against the Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for patent infringement (which the Company believe is without merit and will defend vigorously). This litigation is ongoing.

 

On December 1, 2017, The United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an opinion in the StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. v. SecureAuth Corp. case, which invalidated claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701 under 35 U.S.C. §101. The Company strongly disagreed with the Court’s decision and an appeal was filed by its attorney in July 2019. In October 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the Company’s petition for a writ of certiorari in StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. v. SecureAuth Corp (19-103). Thus, the claims asserted against SecureAuth in the Central District of California, case no. 2:17-cv-04314-JAK-SK, remain invalid under 35 U.S.C. 101. The Company’s three patents contain a total of 108 claims, 43 claims were deemed invalid, however, 65 claims are still valid. Despite the Supreme Court’s decision, the Company’s Protect ID® products still retain patent protection and the Company’s management intends to further expand those protections with new patents in the coming months.

 

On December 4, 2017, StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. v. Trustwave Holdings, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-03573-JMV-MF which was pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, was settled. Trustwave’s infringing sales were made as an OEM of Duo Security Incorporated. The Company agreed to dismiss its claims against Trustwave because they were essentially duplicative of its claims against Duo Security Incorporated pursuant to StrikeForce Technologies, Incv. Duo Security Incorporated, Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-03571.

 

 
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Asset Sale and Licensing Agreement

 

On August 24, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Cyber Safety, Inc., a New York corporation (“Cyber Safety”) for Cyber Safety to license, and retain an option to purchase, the patents and intellectual property related to the GuardedID® and MobileTrust® software.  Cyber Safety had the option to buy the Company’s GuardedID® patent for $9,000,000 that expires on September 30, 2020.  In March 2019, the option to purchase agreement was modified to increase the purchase price to $10,000,000 and extend the expiration date to September 30, 2021.  If the purchase price is not paid by September 30, 2021, it will increase to $11,000,000 and be due September 30, 2022. The Company anticipates, but cannot guarantee, Cyber Safety will complete the purchase by September 30, 2021.  Cyber Safety will also resell the Company’s GuardedID® and MobileTrust® products, for which the Company will receive a royalty, while the Company retains an unlimited license to resell those products.  Cyber Safety also licensed the Malware Suite until September 30, 2020 and agreed to pay the Company 15% to 20% of the net amount Cyber Safety receives from this product.  During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded revenue of $440,628 and $162, respectively, from Cyber Safety.

 

Note 15 – Subsequent Events

 

Financing Transactions

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company issued six unsecured convertible promissory notes with four unrelated parties aggregating $472,000, bearing interest at 8% to 10% per annum, and maturing from October 2020 through March 2021. The notes are convertible at discount rates of 61% to 62% of the price of the Company’s common stock, as defined. One of the notes included underlying warrants to purchase 25,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.0015.

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2019, convertible notes aggregating $502,680 of principal and $37,364 of accrued interest were converted into 608,990,283 shares of common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.00024 to $0.001566 per share.

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company issued two secured promissory notes with two unrelated parties aggregating $206,851, bearing interest at 8% to 35% per annum, and maturing in three to five months through July 2020.  Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company repaid principal of $132,384 and accrued interest of $49,249, for a total of $181,633, towards the balance of six open notes payable.

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company issued one unsecured promissory note with its CEO for $10,000, non-interest bearing, with no specified maturity date.

 

The Company applied for funding pursuant to the Small Business Administration program.  The Paycheck Protection Program provides forgivable funding for payroll and related costs as well as some non-payroll costs.  The Company has applied for funding and, to date, has received (on April 17, 2020) funding in the amount of $313,212.

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company issued 7,500 shares of common stock for services.

 

Reverse Stock Split and Increase in Authorized Shares

 

In April 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 500:1 reverse stock split that was approved by stockholders controlling 80% of the Company’s common stock.  As of the date of this filing, the reverse stock split is not effective and all share and per share amounts on the accompanying financial statements are presented in pre-split amounts.  The pro-forma loss per share based on the effect of the reverse stock split is as follows: 

 

 

 

As presented

Pro-forma

for 500:1 stock split

 

Net loss attributable to StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

 

$ (3,527,985 )

 

$ (3,527,985 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic and diluted

 

$ -

 

 

$ (0.67 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic and diluted

 

 

2,607,705,387

 

 

 

5,215,411

 

 

In April 2020, an increase of the Company’s common stock from 12,000,000,000 to 17,000,000,000 shares was authorized.

   

Covid-19

 

In March 2020 the World Health Organization declared coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, has adversely affected workforces, customers, economies, and financial markets globally.  It has also disrupted the normal operations of many businesses. This outbreak could decrease spending, adversely affect demand for the Company’s products, and harm the Company’s business and results of operations.  It is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on the Company’s business or results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity, at this time.

 

 
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ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

We have no disclosure required by this Item.  

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.

 

Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) require public companies to maintain “disclosure controls and procedures,” which are defined as controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and forms.  Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the issuer's management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

We carried out an evaluation, with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the effectiveness our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of December 31, 2019. Based upon that evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are not effective at the reasonable assurance level due to the following material weaknesses:

 

1. We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures.  Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which is applicable to us as of and for the year ended December 31, 2019.  Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

2. Our board of directors has no independent director or member with financial expertise which causes ineffective oversight of our external financial reporting and internal control over financial reporting.

 

3. We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control.  Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible.  However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals.  Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

To address these material weaknesses, management performed additional analyses and other procedures to ensure that the financial statements included herein fairly present, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

Remediation of Material Weaknesses

 

We intend to remediate the material weaknesses in our disclosure controls and procedures identified above by adding an independent director or member with financial expertise or hiring a full-time CFO with SEC reporting experience in the future when working capital permits and by working with our independent registered public accounting firm to refine our internal procedures.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act, during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

On September 8, 2017, our retail distributor, WYNIT Distribution, LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court (Bankruptcy Petition #17-42726). WYNIT serves a wide range of customers, including large national retailers such as Home Shopping Network, Office Depot/Max, Best Buy Canada, Staples and others as well as smaller independent resellers.  Our Management has filed the appropriate forms, for our benefit, with the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court, but recognizes that we are an unsecured creditor. As of the date of this filing, the WYNIT Distribution, LLC, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is still proceeding.

 

 
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PART III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.

 

The following sets forth our executive officers and/or Directors, their ages, and all offices and positions held with us.

 

Name

Age

Position

Mark L. Kay

71

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Philip E. Blocker

63

Chief Financial Officer

Ramarao Pemmaraju

59

Chief Technical Officer and Director

George Waller

62

Executive Vice President and Marketing Director

 

Our Directors hold their offices until the next annual meeting of the shareholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation, removal of office or death. Our executive officers are elected by the Board of Directors to serve until their successors are elected and qualified.

 

The following is a brief description of the business experience of our executive officers who are also the Directors and significant employees:

 

Mark L. Kay, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Mr. Kay joined StrikeForce as our CEO in May 2003 following his retirement at JPMorganChase & Co. In December 2008, a majority of the Board of Directors, by written consent, eliminated the position of our President, with those responsibilities being assumed by Mr. Kay. A majority of the Board of Directors also appointed Mr. Kay as the Chairman of the Board in December 2008. Prior to joining StrikeForce Mr. Kay was employed by JPMorganChase & Co. from August of 1977 until his retirement in December 2002, at which time he was a Managing Director of the firm. During his tenure with JPMorganChase & Co. Mr. Kay led strategic and corporate business groups with global teams up to approximately 1,000 people. His responsibilities also included Chief Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Global Technology Auditor. Mr. Kay’s business concentrations were in securities (fixed income and equities), proprietary trading and treasury, global custody services, audit, cash management, corporate business services and web services. Prior to his employment with JPMorganChase & Co., Mr. Kay was a systems engineer at Electronic Data Services (EDS) for approximately five years from September 1972 through to August 1977. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from CUNY.

 

Philip E. Blocker, Chief Financial Officer

 

Mr. Blocker was CFO of MediaServ, a NYC based Internet software development company, in 2001. Prior to MediaServ, Mr. Blocker was a partner in POLARIS, a $25 million technology reseller, specializing in storage and high availability solutions. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has practical experience with taking private companies public.

 

Ramarao Pemmaraju, Chief Technology Officer

 

Mr. Pemmaraju Joined StrikeForce in July 2002 as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the inventor of the ProtectID® product. In May 1999 Mr. Pemmaraju co-founded NetLabs, which developed security software products. Mr. Pemmaraju concentrated his time on NetLabs from July 2001 through to July 2002. From June 2000 to July 2001 Mr. Pemmaraju was a systems architect and project leader for Coreon, an operations service provider in telecommunications. From October 1998 through May 2000, Mr. Pemmaraju was a systems engineer with Nexgen systems, an engineering consulting firm. Mr. Pemmaraju has over eighteen years’ experience in systems engineering and telecommunications. His specific expertise is in systems architecture, design and product development. Mr. Pemmaraju holds a M.S.E.E. from Rutgers University and a B.E. from Stevens Tech.

 

 
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George Waller, Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing

 

Mr. Waller joined StrikeForce in June 2002 as a Vice President in charge of sales and marketing. In July 2002, Mr. Waller became the CEO of StrikeForce, a position he held until Mr. Kay joined us in May 2003. Since May 2003, Mr. Waller has been the Executive Vice President overseeing Sales, Marketing, Business Development and product development. From 2000 through June 2002, Mr. Waller was Vice President of business development for Infopro, an outsourcing software development firm. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Waller was Vice President of sales and Marketing for Teachmeit.com-Incubation systems, Inc., a multifaceted computer company and sister company to Infopro. From 1997 through 1999, Mr. Waller was the Vice President of Internet Marketing for RX Remedy, an aggregator of medical content for online services. Previously, Mr. Waller was a Vice President of Connexus Corporation, a software integrator.

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships between any two or more of our directors or executive officers. There is no arrangement or understanding between any of our directors or executive officers and any other person pursuant to which any director or officer was or is to be selected as a director or officer, and there is no arrangement, plan or understanding as to whether non-management shareholders will exercise their voting rights to continue to elect the current board of directors. There are also no arrangements, agreements or understandings to our knowledge between non-management shareholders that may directly or indirectly participate in or influence the management of our affairs.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

To the best of our knowledge, during the past five years, none of the following occurred with respect to a present or former director or executive officer of our Company: (1) any bankruptcy petition filed by or against any business of which such person was a general partner or executive officer either at the time of the bankruptcy or within two years prior to that time; (2) any conviction in a criminal proceeding or being subject to a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses); (3) being subject to any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of any competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities; and (4) being found by a court of competent jurisdiction (in a civil action), the SEC or the commodities futures trading commission to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law, and the judgment has not been reversed, suspended or vacated.

 

Board of Directors

 

Our By-laws provide that there must be no less than one and no more than seven directors, as determined by the Board of Directors.  Our Board of Directors currently consists of three directors.

 

Directors need not be our stockholders or residents of the State of Wyoming.  Directors are elected for an annual term and generally hold office until the next Directors have been duly elected and qualified.  A vacancy on the Board may be filled by the remaining Directors even though less than a quorum remains.  A Director appointed to fill a vacancy remains a Director until his successor is elected by the Stockholders at the next annual meeting of Shareholder or until a special meeting is called to elect Directors.

 

Our executive officers are appointed by the Board of Directors. 

 

During fiscal 2019, our Board of Directors met twelve times. The Board of Directors also uses written resolutions to deal with certain matters and, during fiscal 2019 twenty-four written resolutions were signed by a majority of the Directors.

 

Compensation of Directors

 

Our bylaws provide that, unless otherwise restricted by our certificate of incorporation, our Board of Directors has the authority to fix the compensation of directors. The directors may be paid their expenses, if any, related to attendance at each meeting of the board of directors and may be paid a fixed sum for attendance at each meeting of the board of directors or a stated salary as our director. Our bylaws further provide that no such payment will preclude any director from serving our company in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefore. Further, members of special or standing committees may be given compensation for attending committee meetings.

 

 
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Committees

 

We have two committees: the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. At this time, there are no members of either Committee and the Board of Directors performs the acts of the Committees. None of our current directors are deemed “independent” directors as that term is used by the national stock exchanges or have the requisite public company accounting background or expertise to be considered an “audit committee financial expert” as that term is defined under Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

It is anticipated that the principal functions of the Audit Committee will be to recommend the annual appointment of our auditors, the scope of the audit and the results of their examination, to review and approve any material accounting policy changes affecting our operating results and to review our internal control procedures.

 

It is anticipated that the Compensation Committee will develop a Company-wide program covering all employees and that the goals of such program will be to attract, maintain, and motivate our employees. It is further anticipated that one of the aspects of the program will be to link an employee’s compensation to his or her performance, and that the grant of stock options or other awards related to the price of the common shares will be used in order to make an employee’s compensation consistent with shareholders’ gains. It is expected that salaries will be set competitively relative to the technology development industry and that individual experience and performance will be considered in setting salaries.

 

At present, executive and director compensation matters are determined by a majority vote of the board of directors.

 

We do not have a nominating committee. Historically our entire Board has selected nominees for election as directors. The Board believes this process has worked well thus far particularly since it has been the Board's practice to require unanimity of Board members with respect to the selection of director nominees. In determining whether to elect a director or to nominate any person for election by our stockholders, the Board assesses the appropriate size of the Board of Directors, consistent with our bylaws, and whether any vacancies on the Board are expected due to retirement or otherwise. If vacancies are anticipated, or otherwise arise, the Board will consider various potential candidates to fill each vacancy. Candidates may come to the attention of the Board through a variety of sources, including from current members of the Board, stockholders, or other persons.  The Board of Directors has not yet had the occasion to, but will, consider properly submitted proposed nominations by stockholders who are not our directors, officers, or employees on the same basis as candidates proposed by any other person.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our directors and executive officers, and persons who own more than ten percent (10%) of our outstanding Common Stock, or the Reporting Persons, to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership on Form 3 and reports of changes in ownership of Common Stock on Forms 4 or 5. Such persons are required by SEC regulation to furnish us with copies of all such reports they file. Based solely on a review of Forms 3 and 4 furnished to us by the Reporting Persons or prepared on behalf of the Reporting Persons by the Company, the Company believes that the Reporting Persons have complied with reporting requirements applicable to them.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

None of the following events have occurred during the past ten years and are material to an evaluation of the ability or integrity of any director or officer of the Company:

 

 

1.

A petition under the Federal bankruptcy laws or any state insolvency law was filed by or against, or a receiver, fiscal agent or similar officer was appointed by a court for the business or property of such person, or any partnership in which he was a general partner at or within two years before the time of such filing, or any corporation or business association of which he was an executive officer at or within two years before the time of such filing;

 

 

 

 

2.

Such person was convicted in a criminal proceeding or is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);

 

 

 

 

3.

Such person was the subject of any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from, or otherwise limiting, the following activities:

 

 
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a.

Acting as a futures commission merchant, introducing broker, commodity trading advisor, commodity pool operator, floor broker, leverage transaction merchant, any other person regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or an associated person of any of the foregoing, or as an investment adviser, underwriter, broker or dealer in securities, or as an affiliated person, director or employee of any investment company, bank, savings and loan association or insurance company, or engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with such activity;

 

 

 

 

b.

Engaging in any type of business practice; or

 

 

 

 

c.

Engaging in any activity in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or commodity or in connection with any violation of Federal or State securities laws or Federal commodities laws;

 

 

4.

Such person was the subject of any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any Federal or State authority barring, suspending or otherwise limiting for more than 60 days the right of such person to engage in any activity described in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section, or to be associated with persons engaged in any such activity;

 

 

 

 

5.

Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commission to have violated any Federal or State securities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended, or vacated;

 

 

 

 

6.

Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated any Federal commodities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated;

 

 

 

 

7.

Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any Federal or State judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, relating to an alleged violation of:

 

 

a.

Any Federal or State securities or commodities law or regulation; or

 

 

 

 

b.

Any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order; or

 

 

 

 

c.

Any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or

 

 

8.

Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(26))), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1(a)(29)), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have adopted a code of ethics that applies to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions. Our code of ethics contains standards that are reasonably designed to deter wrongdoing and to promote:

 

 

o  

Honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships;

 

 

o  

Full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that we file with, or submits to, the Commission and in other public communications made by us;

 

 

o  

Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;

 

 

o  

The prompt internal reporting of violations of the code to the board of directors or another appropriate person or persons; and

 

 

o  

Accountability for adherence to the code.

 

Indemnification of Officers and Directors

 

As permitted by Wyoming law, our Articles of Incorporation provide that we will indemnify our directors and officers against expenses and liabilities they incur to defend, settle, or satisfy any civil or criminal action brought against them on account of their being or having been our directors or officers unless, in any such action, they are adjudged to have acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct.

 

Pursuant to the foregoing provisions, we have been informed that, in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in that Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.

 

 
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Stockholder Communications with the Board

 

Stockholders who wish to communicate with the Board of Directors should send their communications to the Chairman of the Board at the address listed below. The Chairman of the Board is responsible for forwarding communications to the appropriate Board members.

 

                StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

                1090 King George’s Post Road

                Suite #603

                Edison, NJ 08837

                Attn: Mark L. Kay, Chairman

 

Shareholder Recommendations for Board Nominees

 

There have been no material changes to the procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

The following table sets forth certain compensation information for: (i) the person who served as the Chief Executive Officer of StrikeForce during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, regardless of the compensation level, and (ii) each of our other executive officers, serving as an executive officer at any time during 2019 and 2018. The foregoing persons are collectively referred to in this Form 10-K as the “Named Executive Officers.” Compensation information is shown for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

Name/ Principal Position

 

 Year

 

Salary

($)

 

 

Bonus

($)

 

 

Stock

Awards

($)

 

 

Incentive Plan Option

Awards (Vested)

($)

 

 

Securities

Underlying

Options/SARs

($)

 

 

Nonqualified Deferred

Compensation

 Earnings

    ($)

 

 

All Other

Compensation

($)

 

 

Total

($)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark L. Kay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

2019

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,279

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

153,279

 

 

 

2018

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

56,393

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

206,393

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Waller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Vice President

 

2019

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

5,769

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,279

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

159,048

 

 

 

2018

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

5,769

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

56,393

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

212,162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramarao Pemmeraju

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Technology Officer

 

2019

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

5,769

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,279

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

159,048

 

 

 

2018

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

5,769

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

56,393

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

212,162

 

   

On July 31, 2010, Philip E. Blocker was appointed our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Blocker is not our employee. He received fee payments of $1,000 in 2019 and $0 in 2018.  Mr. Blocker received no option awards in 2019 or 2018.

 

 
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Outstanding Option Awards at Year End

 

The following table provides certain information regarding unexercised options to purchase common stock, stock options that have not vested, and equity-incentive plan awards outstanding at December 31, 2019 for each Named Executive Officer and/or Director:

 

Outstanding Equity Awards At Fiscal Year-End Table

 

 

 

Option Awards

 

 

Stock Awards

 

Name

 

Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options

(#)

Exercisable

Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options

(#)

Unexercisable

Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options (#)

Option Exercise Price ($)

Option Expiration Date

Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested (#)

Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested ($)

Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested (#)

Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested ($)

Mark L. Kay

 

 

1

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 2,242,500

 

 

01/03/23

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

36,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.00625

 

 

09/28/26

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.0057

 

 

12/21/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

819,672

 

 

 

9,180,328

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.0041

 

 

12/17/29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Waller

 

 

1

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 2,242,500

 

 

01/03/23

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

36,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.00625

 

 

09/28/26

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.0057

 

 

12/21/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

819,672

 

 

 

9,180,328

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.0041

 

 

12/17/29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramarao Pemmaraju

 

 

1

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 2,242,500

 

 

01/03/23

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

36,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.00625

 

 

09/28/26

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.0057

 

 

12/21/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

819,672

 

 

 

9,180,328

 

 

 

-

 

 

$ 0.0041

 

 

12/17/29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option Exercises and Stock Vested Table

 

None.

 

Pension Benefits Table

 

None.

 

Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Table

 

None.

 

All Other Compensation Table

 

None.

 

Perquisites Table 

 

None. 

 

Director Compensation

 

All three of our directors were also our executive officers through December 31, 2019. Our directors did not receive any separate compensation for serving as such during fiscal 2019.

 

 
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ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

  

Share Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners

 

The following table sets forth certain information as of December 31, 2019, with respect to the shares of common stock beneficially owned by: (i) each director; (ii) each executive officer; (iii) all current executive officers (regardless of salary and bonus level) and directors as a group; and (iv) each person or entity known by us to beneficially own more than 5% of our outstanding common stock. The address for each director and executive officer is 1090 King Georges Post Road, Suite 603, Edison, New Jersey 08837. Unless otherwise indicated, the shareholders listed in the table below have sole voting and investment powers with respect to the shares indicated:

 

This table is based upon information obtained from our stock records. 

 

NAME OF BENEFICIAL OWNER

AMOUNT OF OWNERSHIP(1)

PERCENTAGE OF CLASS(2) (excluding Preferred Stock  (11))

Mark L. Kay

46,819,680 (3),(11)

1.2960%

Ramarao Pemmaraju

74,229,515 (4),(5),(11)

2.0548%

George Waller

46,819,674 (6),(7),(11)

2.2960%

All directors and executive officers as a group (3 persons)

167,868,869 (8)

4.6468%

NetLabs.com, Inc.

2 (9),(10)

0.00000006%

 

 

(1)

A person is deemed to be the beneficial owner of securities that can be acquired by such person within 90 days from the date hereof.

 

 

(2) 

Based on 2,952,693,776 shares of common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2019; also including 276,824,627 shares of common stock available upon the conversion of certain convertible loans, 15,773,958 shares of common stock available upon the conversion of Series B Preferred stock, 317,000,002 shares of common stock underlying options and 50,287,356 shares of common stock underlying warrants. This does not include the currently pending reverse stock split. 

 

 

(3) 

Includes 6 shares of common stock available upon the conversion of certain convertible loans valued at $9,750,000,000 per share for $240,000 of convertibles and $7,312,500,000 per share for $28,000 of convertibles, 1 share of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $2,242,500 per share, 36,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.00625 per share, 10,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0057 per share and 819,672 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0041 per share. Mark L. Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller each hold one share of Series A Preferred Shares which, collectively, allow the holders to vote up to 80% of the issued and outstanding shares of common and preferred stock; Mark Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller have irrevocably waived any conversion rights.

 

 

 

 

(4)  

Includes 4 shares of common stock available upon the conversion of certain convertible loans valued at $9,750,000,000 per share for $25,000 of convertibles and $7,312,500,000 per share for $5,000 of convertibles 2 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $2,242,500 per share, 58,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.00625 per share, 23,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0057 per share and 1,229,508 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0041 per share. Of the total shares, 27,409,841 shares, consisting of 4 shares of common stock available upon the conversion of certain convertible loans valued at $9,750,000,000 per share for $25,000 of convertibles and $7,312,500,000 per share for $5,000 of convertibles, 1 share of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $2,242,500 per share, 22,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.00625 per share, 5,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0057 per share and 409,836 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0041 per share are in the name of Sunita Pemmaraju who is a family member of Ramarao Pemmaraju.  Mark L. Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller each hold one share of Series A Preferred Shares which, collectively, allow the holders to vote up to 80% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock; Mark Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller have irrevocably waived any conversion rights.

 

 

(5) 

Excludes shares owned by NetLabs.com, Inc. which is controlled by Ramarao Pemmaraju and another individual.

 

 

(6) 

Shares are listed in the name of Katherine LaRosa who is a family member of George Waller.

 

 

(7) 

Includes 1 share of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $2,242,500 per share, 36,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.00625 per share, 10,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0057 per share and 819,672 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0041 per share. Mark Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller each hold one share of Series A Preferred Shares which, collectively, allow the holders to vote up to 80% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock; Mark Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller have irrevocably waived any conversion rights.

 

 

(8) 

Includes 10 shares of common stock available upon the conversion of certain convertible loans valued at $9,750,000,000 per share for $265,000 of convertibles and $7,312,500,000 per share for $33,000 of convertibles, 4 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $2,242,500 per share, 130,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.00625 per share, 43,000,000 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0057 per share and 2,868,852 shares of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $0.0041 per share. Excludes the Series A Preferred Shares: Mark L. Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller, each hold one share of Series A Preferred Shares which, collectively, allow the holders to vote up to 80% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock; Mark Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller, have irrevocably waived any conversion rights.

 

(9)

Ramarao Pemmaraju controls NetLabs.com, Inc. along with another individual.

 

 

(10) 

Includes 1 share of common stock underlying vested ten-year options valued at $1,950,000 per share.

 

 

(11)

Mark Kay, along with Ramarao Pemmaraju and George Waller hold 3 shares of preferred stock. The Series A Preferred Stock collectively has voting rights equal to eighty percent of the total current issued and outstanding shares of common stock.

 

 
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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

Equity Incentive Plan Information

 

The following table sets forth as of December 31, 2019, the total number of shares of our common stock which may be issued upon the exercise of outstanding stock options and other rights under compensation plans approved by the shareholders, and under compensation plans not approved by the shareholders. The table also sets forth the weighted average purchase price per share of the shares subject to those options, and the number of shares available for future issuance under those plans.

 

Plan Category

 

Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options

Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options

Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in column (a))

 

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

 

 

316,500,001

 

 

$ 0.00586

 

 

 

83,499,999

 

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

 

 

N/A

 

 

$ N/A

 

 

 

N/A

 

Total

 

 

316,500,001

 

 

$ 0.00586

 

 

 

83,499,999

 

 

2012 Stock Option Plan

 

In November 2012, the stockholders approved the 2012 Stock Option Plan for our employees, effective January 3, 2013. The number of shares authorized for issuance under the plan is 100,000,000.

 

The number of shares authorized for issuance under the Incentive Plan was increased to 200,000,000 in September 2016 by unanimous consent of the Board of Directors.

 

The number of shares authorized for issuance under the Incentive Plan was increased to 400,000,000 in November 2017 by unanimous consent of the Board of Directors.

 

In August 2015, we awarded options to purchase 1,000,000 shares of our common stock to an unrelated consultant, exercisable at $0.0005 per share, expiring two years from the date of grant, and vesting over a four-month period. In December 2016, the consultant processed an exercise of 1,000,000 stock option shares into 1,000,000 shares of our common stock, valued at $4,000, for a $500 payment, received in January 2017.

 

In September 2016, we awarded options to purchase 196,000,000 shares of our common stock to our management team and employees, exercisable at $0.00625 per share, expiring ten (10) years from the date of grant and vesting over a six-month period.

 

In December 2017, we awarded options to purchase 63,000,000 shares of our common stock to our management team and employees, exercisable at $0.0057 per share, expiring ten (10) years from the date of grant and vesting over a six-month period.

 

In July 2018, we awarded options to purchase 500,001 shares of our common stock to an unrelated consultant, exercisable at $0.016 per share, expiring one year from the date of grant, and vesting over a one-year period.

 

 
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General

 

Common Stock

 

The shares of our common stock presently outstanding, and any shares of our common stock issues upon exercise of stock options and/or common stock purchase warrants, will be fully paid and non-assessable. Each holder of common stock is entitled to one vote for each share owned on all matters voted upon by shareholders, and a majority vote is required for all actions to be taken by shareholders. In the event we liquidate, dissolve or wind-up our operations, the holders of the common stock are entitled to share equally and ratably in our assets, if any, remaining after the payment of all our debts and liabilities and the liquidation preference of any shares of preferred stock that may then be outstanding. The common stock has no preemptive rights, no cumulative voting rights, and no redemption, sinking fund, or conversion provisions. Since the holders of common stock do not have cumulative voting rights, holders of more than 50% of the outstanding shares can elect all of our Directors, and the holders of the remaining shares by themselves cannot elect any Directors. Holders of common stock are entitled to receive dividends, if and when declared by the Board of Directors, out of funds legally available for such purpose, subject to the dividend and liquidation rights of any preferred stock that may then be outstanding.

 

On March 18, 2014, we effected a 1:1,500 reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock. On February 13, 2015, we effected a 1:650 reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock. On August 4, 2015, we effected a 1:1,000 reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock.

 

All shares and per share amounts in the financial statements have been adjusted to give retroactive effect to the reverse stock splits adopted by us as if the reverse had occurred at the beginning of the earliest period presented.

 

In June 2015, an increase of the authorized shares of our common stock from three billion (3,000,000,000) to five billion (5,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in July 2015.

 

In March 2019, an increase of the authorized shares of BlockSafe’s common stock from one thousand (1,000) to one hundred million (100,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to BlockSafe’s Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in March 2019.

 

In March 2019, a 1:15,000 forward stock split of BlockSafe’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to BlockSafe's Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in March 2019.

 

In June 2019, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from five billion (5,000,000,000) to seven billion five hundred million (7,500,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in July 2019.

 

In October 2019, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from seven billion five hundred million (7,500,000,000) to twelve billion (12,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in November 2019.

 

In April 2020, an increase of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from twelve billion (12,000,000,000) to seventeen billion (17,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in April 2020.

 

On April 13, 2020, our Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of the voting power approved a resolution to effectuate a 500:1 Reverse Stock Split a resolution for a Reduction in Authorized from seventeen billion (17,000,000,000) Common Stock down to fourteen billion (14,000.000.000) Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, of the Company. The action is still pending as of the date of this filing.

 

 
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Preferred Stock

 

On October 21, 2010, we amended our Articles of Incorporation in New Jersey to authorize 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.10. The designations, rights, and preferences of such preferred stock are to be determined by the Board of Directors. On November 15, 2010, we changed our domicile from the state of New Jersey to the state of Wyoming.

 

In addition to the 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized, on January 10, 2011, 100 shares of preferred stock were designated as Series A Preferred Stock and 100,000,000 shares were designated as Series B Preferred Stock. The bylaws under the Wyoming Incorporation were amended to reflect the rights and preferences of each additional new designation.

 

The Series A Preferred Stock collectively has voting rights equal to eighty percent of the total current issued and outstanding shares of common stock. If at least one share of Series A Preferred Stock is outstanding, the aggregate shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall have voting rights equal to the number of shares of common stock equal to four times the sum of the total number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding, plus the number of shares of Series B Preferred Stock (or other designated preferred stock) which are issued and outstanding.

 

In February 2011, we issued three shares of non-convertible Series A preferred stock valued at $329,000 per share, or $987,000 in aggregate, for voting purposes only, to the three members of our management team at one share each. The issued and outstanding shares of the Series A preferred stock have voting rights equal to eighty percent of the total issued and outstanding shares of the our common stock. This effectively provided them, upon retention of their Series A Preferred Stock, voting control on matters presented to our shareholders. They have each irrevocably waived their conversion rights relating to the Series A preferred shares issued.

 

The Series B Preferred Stock have preferential liquidation rights in the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, such liquidation rights to be paid from our assets not delegated to parties with greater priority at $1.00 per share or, in the event an aggregate subscription by a single subscriber of the Series B Preferred Stock is greater than $100,000,000, $0.997 per share. The Series B Preferred Stock shall be convertible to a number of shares of common stock equal to the price of the Series B Preferred Stock divided by the par value of the Series B Preferred Stock, par value $0.10. The option to convert the shares of Series B Preferred Stock may not be exercised until three months following the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock to the recipient shareholder. The Series B Preferred Stock has ten votes on matters presented to our shareholders for one share of Series B Preferred Stock held.

 

In February 2014, our Board of Directors amended the conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock, to permit conversion to common shares at a 40% market discount to current market value at the time we receive a conversion request. Current market value is defined as the average of the immediately prior five trading day's closing prices. Additionally, when Series B Preferred Stock shares convert to our common stock, the minimum price discount floor level is set at $0.005, as decided by our Board of Directors.

 

In September 2016, four holders of our Series B Preferred Stock converted 125,337 Series B Preferred Stock into 35,703,979 shares of our common stock at conversion prices ranging from $0.00383 to $0.00532 per share.

 

As of December 31, 2016, there were 50,001 shares of Series B Preferred Stock issued and outstanding, 16,667 of which convert to common shares at a 30% market discount and 33,334 of which convert to common shares at a 40% market discount.

 

In January 2017, we sold subscriptions to two individuals for the purchase of 53,334 shares of its Series B Preferred Stock at $1.50 per share, or an aggregate of $80,000.  The shares of Series B Preferred Stock are convertible into shares of our common stock at a 25% discount to current market value, as defined, with a minimum conversion price set by our Board of Directors of $0.001 per share. The Series B Preferred Stock can be converted at any time into shares of common stock after twelve months from acceptance by us of the subscription agreements, but only once every 30 days. For the year ended December 31, 2017, we recorded a deemed dividend for the beneficial conversion feature of $17,778 relating to the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock. 

 

In October 2017, one holder of our Series B Preferred Stock converted 33,334 series B preferred shares into 16,129,355 shares of our common stock at a conversion price of $0.00207 per share.

 

As of December 31, 2017, there were 70,001 shares of Series B Preferred Stock issued and outstanding, 53,334 of which convert to common shares at a 25% market discount and 16,667 of which convert to common shares at a 30% market discount.

 

 
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All of the above offerings and sales, except the afore-mentioned shares issued pursuant to a conversion of convertible notes, were made in reliance upon the exemption from registration under Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, based on the following: (a) the investors confirmed to us that they were “accredited investors,” as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 and had such background, education and experience in financial and business matters as to be able to evaluate the merits and risks of an investment in the securities; (b) there was no public offering or general solicitation with respect to the offering; (c) the investors were provided with certain disclosure materials and all other information requested with respect to our company; (d) where applicable, the investors acknowledged that all securities being purchased were “restricted securities” for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, and agreed to transfer such securities only in a transaction registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or exempt from registration under the Securities Act; and (e) where applicable, a legend was placed on the certificates representing each such security stating that it was restricted and could only be transferred if subsequent registered under the Securities Act of 1933or transferred in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

Voting Rights

 

Each holder of Common Stock is entitled to one vote for each share of Common Stock held on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders.

 

The three shares of the issued and outstanding shares of the Series A preferred stock have voting rights equal to eighty percent of the total issued and outstanding shares of our common stock

 

Dividends

 

Subject to preferences that may be applicable to any then-outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, if any, and any other restrictions, holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive ratably those dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by our board of directors out of legally available funds. We and our predecessors have not declared any dividends in the past. Further, we do not presently contemplate that there will be any future payment of any dividends on Common Stock.

 

Amendment of our Bylaws

 

Our bylaws may be adopted, amended or repealed by the affirmative vote of a majority of our outstanding shares. Subject to applicable law, our bylaws also may be adopted, amended or repealed by our Board of Directors.

 

Transfer Agent

 

Our transfer agent is Worldwide Stock Transfer, LLC.  Their address is One University Plaza, Suite 505, Hackensack, NJ 07601. 

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.

 

None of the following parties has, since our date of incorporation, had any material interest, direct or indirect, in any transaction with us or in any presently proposed transaction that has or will materially affect us:

 

 

o  

Any of our directors or officers, except as described below;

 

 

Any person proposed as a nominee for election as a director;

 

 

Any person who beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, shares carrying more than 5% of the voting rights attached to our outstanding shares of common stock;

 

 

o

Any of our promoters;

 

 

o  

Any relative or spouse of any of the foregoing persons who has the same house address as such person.

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc.

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. (“BlockSafe”) was formed on December 1, 2017 in the State of Wyoming.  BlockSafe is in the business of providing total cyber security solutions and is the licensee from our company of our desktop anti-malware product called “GuardedID®” and a one of a kind mobile application called “MobileTrust®”.  BlockSafe is intended to be developed as an enterprise focusing on using our licensed technology in the field of cryptocurrency and its use of blockchains.  Small revenues have been generated to date as BlockSafe is still in the developmental stage. There can be no assurances on the success of this project or any profitability arising from BlockSafe.

 

 
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As of December 31, 2019, no tokens have been developed or issued.  There is no assurance as to whether, or at what amount, or on what terms, tokens will be available.  Moreover, there can be no assurance how such technology will function, which could expose us to legal and regulatory issues. Cryptocurrency and its use of blockchains is still in the development stage and receiving mixed results. The Securities and Exchange Commission has, in its dissemination of information to the public, expressed that tokens in the United States would be treated as securities pursuant to the Howey Test. This standard has been adopted, in various forms, in numerous other jurisdictions. The European Union and China are contemplating their own form of cyrptocurrency and Facebook Libra cryptocurrency recently lost the support of PayPal (see https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/cryptocurrency, which article is not incorporated by reference to this filing). In addition, legal and regulatory developments could render the technology impermissible, which could have a material adverse effect on BlockSafe and us.

 

At present, we hold 49% of the issued and outstanding BlockSafe common stock, with Mark L. Kay, Ramarao Pemmaraju, and, George Waller, our Directors, each a member of the BlockSafe Board of Directors and individually holding 10.3% of the issued and outstanding common stock of BlockSafe, each, for a combined total of 31%. As a result of our 49% ownership and our Directors’ combined 31% ownership of the issued and outstanding BlockSafe common stock, we are effectively able to influence all matters requiring BlockSafe shareholder action, including significant corporate transactions.  Therefore, BlockSafe’s financial results have been consolidated with our financial results.

 

In June 2018, two members of our management team, George Waller, our Executive Vice President and Ramarao Pemmaraju, our Chief Technical Officer, were appointed to BlockSafe to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer, respectively. Additionally, our Chief Executive Officer of StrikeForce, Mark L. Kay, also an appointee to the Board of Directors of BlockSafe, was appointed as Chairman and President of BlockSafe.

 

RELATED PARTY CONVERTIBLE NOTES

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, convertible notes payable - related parties consist of 12 convertible notes payable in the aggregate of $355,500.  The notes are unsecured and have extended due dates of December 31, 2020.  Six notes totaling $268,000 are due to our Chief Executive Officer, at a compounded interest rate of 8% per annum; two notes totaling $57,000 are due to our VP of Technology, interest at prime plus 2% and prime plus 4% per annum; and four notes totaling $30,000 are due to the spouse of our Chief Technology Officer at a compounded interest rate of 8% per annum.  $33,000 of the notes are convertible at a fixed conversion price of $7,312,500 per share and $322,500 of the notes are convertible at a fixed conversion price of $9,750,000,000 per share, as defined in the note agreements. 

 

At December 31, 2018, accrued interest due for the convertible notes – related parties was $563,805.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, interest of $72,467 was accrued.  At December 31, 2019, accrued interest due for the convertible notes – related parties was $636,272. During the year ended December 31, 2018, interest expense of $65,728 was accrued.

 

RELATED PARTY PROMISSORY NOTES

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, notes payable- related party consist of 18 unsecured notes payable to our Chief Executive Officer ranging in interest rates of 0% per annum to 10% per annum.  The notes are unsecured and have extended due dates of December 31, 2020.  At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the balance due under these notes $742,513.

 

At December 31, 2018, accrued interest due for the notes was $703,944.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, interest of $56,080 was accrued. At December 31, 2019, accrued interest due for the notes was $760,024. During the year ended December 31, 2018, interest expense of $56,080 was accrued. 

 

 
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DISCLOSURE OF COMMISSION POSITION ON INDEMNIFICATION FOR SECURITIES ACT LIABILITIES

 

Wyoming corporation law provides that:

 

·

a corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, except an action by or in the right of the corporation, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses, including attorneys' fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with the action, suit or proceeding if he acted in good faith and in a manner which he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful;

 

 

·

a corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against expenses, including amounts paid in settlement and attorneys' fees actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with the defense or settlement of the action or suit if he acted in good faith and in a manner which he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. Indemnification may not be made for any claim, issue or matter as to which such a person has been adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction, after exhaustion of all appeals therefrom, to be liable to the corporation or for amounts paid in settlement to the corporation, unless and only to the extent that the court in which the action or suit was brought or other court of competent jurisdiction determines upon application that in view of all the circumstances of the case, the person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses as the court deems proper; and

 

 

·

to the extent that a director, officer, employee or agent of a corporation has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit or proceeding, or in defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, the corporation shall indemnify him against expenses, including attorneys' fees, actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with the defense.

  

Our articles of incorporation require us to indemnify our directors and officers against all damages incurred in connection with our business to the fullest extent provided or allowed by law.

 

Our bylaws provide that we will advance all expenses incurred to any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suite or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was our director or officer, or is or was serving at our request as a director or executive officer of another company, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, prior to the final disposition of the proceeding, promptly following request. This advancement of expenses is to be made upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such person to repay said amounts should it be ultimately determined that the person was not entitled to be indemnified under our bylaws or otherwise.

 

Our bylaws also provide that no advance shall be made by us to any officer in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, if a determination is reasonably and promptly made: (a) by the board of directors by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors who were not parties to the proceeding; or (b) if such quorum is not obtainable, or, even if obtainable, a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion, that the facts known to the decision-making party at the time such determination is made demonstrate clearly and convincingly that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed to our best interests.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to our directors, officers or controlling persons pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, we have been advised that in the opinion of the Commission this indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.

 

 
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ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

Fees billed by Weinberg & Company, P.A. for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 related to the Company’s audit services were approved by the Audit Committee and paid by the Company.

 

The following table shows the audit fees incurred for fiscal year 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

2019

2018

 

Audit fees (1)

 

$

91,000

 

 

$ 82,500

 

Audit related fees (2)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Tax fees (3)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Total

 

$ 91,000

 

 

$ 82,500

 

 

 

(1)

Audit Fees – This category includes the audit of our annual financial statements, review of financial statements included in our quarterly reports and services that are normally provided by the independent registered public accounting firm in connection with engagements for those years and services that are normally provided by our independent registered public accounting firm in connection with statutory audits and SEC regulatory filings or engagements.

 

 

 

 

(2)

Audit-Related Fees – This category consists of assurance and related services by the independent registered public accounting firm that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and are not reported above under “Audit Fees”.

 

 

 

 

(3)

Tax Fees – This category consists of professional services rendered by our independent registered public accounting firm for tax compliance and tax advice. The services for the fees disclosed under this category include tax return preparation and technical tax advice.

  

The Board of Directors has reviewed and discussed with the our management and independent registered public accounting firm our audited financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2019 fiscal year. The Board has also discussed with the auditors the matters required to be discussed pursuant to SAS No. 61 (Codification of Statements on Auditing Standards, AU Section 380), which includes, among other items, matters related to the conduct of the audit of our financial statements.

 

The Board has received and reviewed the written disclosures and the letter from the independent registered public accounting firm required by Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1 (Independence Discussions with Audit Committees), and has discussed with its auditors its independence from us. The Board has considered whether the provision of services other than audit services is compatible with maintaining auditor independence.

 

Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Board approved the inclusion of the audited financial statements be included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2019 fiscal year for filing with the SEC.

 

Pre-Approval Policies

 

The Board's policy is to pre-approve all audit services and all permitted non-audit services (including the fees and terms thereof) to be provided by our independent registered public accounting firm; provided, however, pre-approval requirements for non-audit services are not required if all such services (1) do not aggregate to more than five percent of total revenues paid by us to our accountant in the fiscal year when services are provided; (2) were not recognized as non-audit services at the time of the engagement; and (3) are promptly brought to the attention of the Board and approved prior to the completion of the audit.

 

The Board pre-approved all fees described above.

 

 
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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.

 

Exhibit

Number

Description

3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.(1)

3.2

 

By-laws of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (1)

3.3

 

Amended By-laws of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (2)

3.4

 

Amended By-laws of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (3)

3.5

 

Articles of Amendment of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (2)

3.6

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (6)

3.7

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (7)

3.8

 

Registration of Classes of Securities (8)

3.9

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (9)

3.10

 

Registration of Classes of Securities (10)

3.11

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (11)

3.12

 

Registration of Classes of Securities (12)

3.13

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (13)

3.14

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (14)

3.15

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (15)

3.16

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (16)

3.17

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (17)

3.18

 

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation (18)

10.1

 

Employment Agreement dated as of May 20, 2003, by and between StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. and Mark L. Kay. (1)

10.2

 

Irrevocable Waiver of Conversion Rights of Mark L. Kay (4)

10.3

 

Irrevocable Waiver of Conversion Rights of Ramarao Pemmaraju (4)

10.4

 

Irrevocable Waiver of Conversion Rights of George Waller (4)

10.5

 

CFO Consultant Agreement with Philip E. Blocker (4)

10.6

 

2012 Stock Option Plan (5)

10.7

 

Asset Purchase Agreement between StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. and Cyber Safety, Inc., dated August 24, 2015  (18)

10.8

 

Amendment to the Asset Purchase Agreement and Distributor and Reseller Agreement between StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. and Cyber Safety, Inc. (19)

10.9

 

Execution of Litigation Funding Agreement (20)

10.10

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. Intellectual Property License Agreement (21)

10.11

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. Management Agreement (21)

10.12

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. Amended Management Agreement (21)

31.1

 

Certification by Chief Executive Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, promulgated pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. (22)

31.2

 

Certification by Chief Financial Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act, promulgated pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. (22)

32.1

 

Certification by Chief Executive Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Exchange Act and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code, promulgated pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. (22)

32.2

 

Certification by Chief Financial Officer, required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Exchange Act and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code, promulgated pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. (22)

____________ 

(1)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form SB-2 dated as of May 11, 2005 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(2)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated February 4, 2011 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(3)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant's Form 10-Q dated December 13, 2010 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(4)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form S-1/A dated July 31, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(5)

Filed in conjunction with the Registrant’s Form 14A filed October 5, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(6)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated February 5, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 
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(7)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated May 14, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(8)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-A dated July 29, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(9)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated August 22, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(10)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-A dated October 3, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(11)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated October 3, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(12)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-A dated December 31, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(13)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated December 31, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(14)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated March 18, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(15)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated December 22, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(16)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated February 13, 2015 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(17)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated August 4, 2015 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(18)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated July 16, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(19)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated February 2, 2016 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(20)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 8-K dated September 11, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(21)

Filed as an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form 10-Q dated June 30, 2018 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

(22)

Filed herewith.

  

ITEM 16. FORM 10-K SUMMARY

 

Not applicable. 

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

Dated: May 1, 2020

By:  

/s/ Mark L. Kay

 

 

Mark L. Kay

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Dated: May 1, 2020

By:  

/s/ Philip E. Blocker

 

 

Philip E. Blocker   

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and

Principal Accounting Officer

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this Report has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature 

 

Title 

 

Date 

 

 

 

/s/ Mark L. Kay

 

 

Name: Mark L. Kay

 

Director 

 

May 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Ramarao Pemmaraju

 

 

 

 

Name: Ramarao Pemmaraju 

 

Director 

 

May 1, 2020

 

 

 

/s/ George Waller

 

 

 

 

Name: George Waller  

 

Director  

 

May 1, 2020

 

 
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