10-Q 1 blackstar10qjune2020.htm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT

For the transition period from __________ to ___________

 

Commission file number: 000-55730

 

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   27-1120628
(State of Incorporation)   (IRS Employer ID Number)

 

4450 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80303

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(303) 500-5073

(Registrant’s Telephone number)

 

 

(Former Address and phone of principal executive offices)

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 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 the filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes [X]   No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 for Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).

Yes [X]   No [  ]

 

 
 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See 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 [X] Smaller reporting company [X]
  Emerging growth company [X]

 

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 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 Exchange Act).

Yes [  ]   No [X]

 

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

 

As of September 4, 2020, there were 74,089,153 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $.001 par value, issued and outstanding, not including shares reserved for conversion of notes.

 

 

  

 

 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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  PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited) 3
     
  Consolidated Balance Sheets – June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 3
     
  Consolidated Statements of Operations – Three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 4
     
  Consolidated Statements of Stockholder’s Deficit – Six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 5
     
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 6
     
  Notes to the Financial Statements 7
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 18
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market RiskNot Applicable 23
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 23
     
  PART II- OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings - Not Applicable 23
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 23
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 24
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities - Not Applicable 25
     
Item 4. Mine Safety DisclosureNot Applicable 25
     
Item 5. Other Information - Not Applicable 25
     
Item 6. Exhibits 25
     
  Signatures 26

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    
   June 30, 2020  December 31, 2019
   (Unaudited)   
ASSETS   
       
Current Assets      
      Cash  $37,975   $33,251 
      Prepaid expenses   10,463    10,557 
           
Total current assets   48,438    43,808 
           
Fixed assets          
     Furniture and equipment   1,659    1,659 
     Accumulated depreciation   (1,659)   (1,659)
           
Total fixed assets   —      —   
           
Total Assets  $48,438   $43,808 
           
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT          
           
Current liabilities          
      Accounts payable  $54,450   $57,392 
      Accrued payables   14,183    3,636 
      Advances related parties   19,260    41,850 
      Convertible notes payable,  net of discounts of $128,151          
         and $101,648 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019   167,186    145,208 
      Notes payable   55,000    30,000 
           
Total current liabilities   310,079    278,086 
           
Stockholders' Deficit          
     Preferred stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized;          
        $0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding   1,000    1,000 
      Common stock, 700,000,000 and 200,000,000 shares authorized          
          at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 ; $0.001 par value;          
         60,374,137 and 48,003,443 shares issued and outstanding          
         at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019   60,374    48,003 
      Common stock to be issued   11,000    —   
      Additional paid in capital   2,667,073    2,315,655 
      Additional paid in capital - warrants   1,562,593    1,562,593 
      Additional paid in capital - debt discount of convertible note   342,073    239,073 
      Accumulated deficit   (4,905,754)   (4,400,602)
           
Total stockholders' deficit   (261,641)   (234,278)
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit  $48,438   $43,808 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 AND 2019
(Unaudited)
             
   Three months ended  Six months ended
   June 30,  June 30,
   2020  2019  2020  2019
Revenue  $—     $—     $—     $—   
                     
Operating expenses                    
     Depreciation   —      162    —      300 
     Legal and professional   46,791    78,599    49,791    86,907 
     Management consulting - related party   9,910    54,000    26,410    56,430 
     General and administrative   31,114    13,480    46,733    17,672 
                     
         Total operating expenses   87,815    146,241    122,934    161,309 
                     
Other income (expense)                    
   Interest expense                    
      Amortization of discount on convertible notes   (26,273)   (110,000)   (59,516)   (110,000)
      Amortization of convertible debt issuance costs   (3,077)   —      (9,577)   —   
      Loss on note payable conversions   (276,563)   —      (297,108)   —   
      Warrant expense   —      (132,593)   —      (132,593)
      Interest expense   (7,315)   (54,055)   (16,017)   (55,101)
                     
         Other income (expense)   (313,228)   (296,648)   (382,218)   (297,694)
                     
(Loss) before provision for income taxes   (401,043)   (442,889)   (505,152)   (459,003)
                     
Provision for income taxes   —      —      —      —   
                     
Net  (loss)  $(401,043)  $(442,889)  $(505,152)  $(459,003)
                     
Net  (loss) per share - basic and diluted                    
   $(0.01)  $(0.01)  $(0.01)  $(0.01)
                     
Weighted average number of common shares                    
    outstanding - basic and diluted   52,880,834    52,000,000    50,562,551    52,000,000 
                     
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 AND 2019
(Unaudited)
                         
   Common Stock  Preferred Stock            
   Shares  Amount ($0.001 Par)  Shares  Amount ($0.001 Par)  Paid in Capital  Common Stock To Be Issued  Accumulated Deficit  Stockholders’ Deficit
Balances - December 31, 2019   48,003,443   $48,003    1,000,000   $1,000   $4,117,321    —     $(4,400,602)  $(234,278)
                                         
Adjust for shares issued directly from IHG retirement to treasury at December 31, 2019   (150,000)   (150)   —      —      150    —      —      —   
Shares issued for conversion of notes and interest   12,520,694    12,521    —      —      351,268    —      —      363,789 
Conversion feature of convertible note   —      —      —      —      103,000    —      —      103,000 
Common stock to be issued for loans made to the Company – 550,000 shares   —      —      —      —      —      11,000    —      11,000 
Net loss   —      —      —      —      —      —      (505,152)   (505,152)
Balances - June 30, 2020   60,374,137   $60,374    1,000,000   $1,000   $4,571,739   $11,000   $(4,905,754)  $(261,641)
                                         
                                         
Balances - December 31, 2018   52,000,000   $52,000    1,000,000   $1,000   $3,373,353   $—      (3,521,333)  $(94,980)
                                         
Shares issued for interest on loans   150,000    150    —      —      48,850    —      —      49,000 
Shares issued for conversion on notes payable   139,891    140    —      —      15,860    —      —      16,000 
Shares cancelled   (289,891)   (290)   —      —      290    —      —      —   
Paid in Capital - Warrants   —      —      —      —      132,593    —      —      132,593 
Paid in Capital - Convertible note   —      —      —      —      110,000    —      —      110,000 
Net loss   —      —      —      —      —           (459,003)   (459,003)
                                         
Balances - June 30, 2019   52,000,000   $52,000    1,000,000   $1,000   $3,680,946   $—      (3,980,336)  $(246,390)
                                         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED  STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 AND 2019
(Unaudited)
       
   2020  2019
Cash Flows From Operating Activities      
Net income (loss)  $(505,152)  $(459,003)
           
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used          
     in operating activities          
     Depreciation   —      300 
     Stock issued with note payable   —      49,000 
     Convertible note discount   —      110,000 
     Amortization of convertible note issue costs   9,577    —   
     Amortization of discounts on convertible notes   59,516    —   
Effects of conversions on convertible debt discounts   10,404    —   
     Loss on conversion of notes payable   297,108    —   
     Interest paid in stock   23,162    —   
     Warrant expense   —      132,593 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities          
      Decrease (increase) in prepaids   94    (8,889)
      Increase (decrease) in accounts payable   (2,942)   34,656 
      Increase (decrease) in accrued payables   10,547    4,990 
           
Cash used in operating activities   (97,686)   (136,353)
           
Cash Flows From Investing Activities          
    —      —   
Cash used in investing activities   —      —   
           
Cash Flows From Financing Activities          
     Increase in notes payable   125,000    140,000 
     Increase in advances from related party   —      10,478 
     Repayments in advances from related party   (22,590)   —   
           
Net cash provided by financing activities   102,410    150,478 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash   4,724    14,125 
           
Cash, beginning of period   33,251    6,319 
           
Cash, end of period  $37,975   $20,444 
           
Supplemental disclosure          
           
Cash paid for interest  $—     $10,000 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing          
and financing activities          
    Common stock to be issued for loan costs  $11,000   $—   
Note payable and interest converted to common stock  $87,225   $16,000 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 – NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “BlackStar”) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on December 18, 2007 as NPI08, Inc. (“NPI08”). Our Company was divested from Kingsley Capital, Inc. in a bankruptcy proceeding in 2008, in which Kingsley was the debtor. In January 2010, NPI08 acquired an ownership interest in Black Star Energy Group, Inc., a Colorado Corporation. BlackStar Energy then merged into NPI08, with NPI08 being the surviving entity. Concurrently, NPI08 changed its name to BlackStar Energy Group, Inc. and attempted to start up in the energy business in 2010 without success, resulting in losses totaling $1,819,530 over a three-year period. Our Company was inactive until 2016 when new management and capital were introduced.

On January 25, 2016, International Hedge Group, Inc. (“IHG”) signed an agreement to acquire a 95% interest in the Company. The name was changed to BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. in August of 2016. In lieu of the 95% of common shares originally agreed upon, IHG received 44,400,000 shares of common stock, of which IHG currently owns 4,792,702 due to anti-dilutive cancellation of shares by management (approximately 8% of outstanding common stock as of June 30, 2020), and 1,000,000 of Class A Preferred Stock. The Class A Preferred Stock is a super majority voting stock and is convertible at a rate of 100 common shares to one share of preferred stock. IHG is our controlling shareholder and is engaged in providing management services to companies, and, on occasion, capital consulting. IHG and BlackStar are currently managed and controlled by the same individuals John Noble Harris (beneficial owner of an additional 7% of common stock as of June 30, 2020) and Joseph Kurczodyna (beneficial owner of an additional 7% of common stock as of June 30, 2020).

The Company is a Delaware corporation organized for the purpose of engaging in any lawful business. The Company intends to act as a merchant banking firm seeking to facilitate venture capital to early stage revenue companies. BlackStar intends to offer consulting and regulatory compliance services to crypto-equity companies and blockchain entrepreneurs for securities, tax, and commodity issues. BlackStar is conducting ongoing analysis for opportunities in involvement in crypto-related ventures through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Crypto Equity Management Corp (“CEMC”). BlackStar intends to serve businesses in their early corporate lifecycles and may provide funding in the forms of ventures in which they control the venture until divestiture or spin-off by developing the businesses with capital. In addition to the services described above, BlackStar formed a subsidiary nonprofit company, Crypto Industry SRO Inc., on December 31, 2017. Crypto Industry SRO is in the beginning stages of organizing membership participation in the newly-formed nonprofit. Crypto Industry SRO is planned to act as a self-regulatory membership organization for the crypto-equity industry and set guidelines and best-practice rules by which industry members would abide. BlackStar will provide management of this entity under a services contract.

The Company’s fiscal year end is December 31. The Company’s financial statements are presented on the accrual basis of accounting.

Basis of presentation – Unaudited Financial Statements

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles for financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q. They do not include all information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. However, except as disclosed herein, there has been no material change in the information disclosed in the notes to the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These unaudited financial statements are condensed and should be read in conjunction with those financial statements included in the Form 10-K and interim disclosures generally do not repeat those in the annual

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 – NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (continued)

 

statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation, consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments, have been made. Operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020.

NOTE 2 – GOING CONCERN

The Company's financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. As shown in the financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company has generated no revenues and has incurred losses. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash of $37,975, negative working capital of ($261,641) and an accumulated deficit of ($4,905,754). These conditions raise substantial doubt as to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the ability to raise equity or debt financing, and the attainment of profitable operations from the Company's planned business. Management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans.

NOTE 3 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Accounting policies refer to specific accounting principles and the methods of applying those principles to fairly present the Company’s financial position and results of operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The policies discussed below include those that management has determined to be the most appropriate in preparing the Company’s financial statements and are not discussed in a separate footnote.

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and reflect our accounts and operations and those of our subsidiaries and include the accounts of BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

On September 30, 2017, the Company formed a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation, Crypto Equity Management Corp (“CEMC”) in the state of Colorado. The Company intends to use CEMC to pursue business opportunities in cryptocurrency sphere. These financial statements as currently presented reflect the combined operations of BEGI and CEMC. BlackStar also formed a subsidiary nonprofit company, Crypto Industry SRO Inc., on December 31, 2017.

Cash and cash equivalents

The Company considers all cash on hand, cash accounts not subject to withdrawal restrictions or penalties and all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. Accounts at each institution are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) up to $250,000. At June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had no deposits in excess of the FDIC insured limits.

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 3 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Revenue recognition

The Company recognizes revenue under ASC 606, using the following five-step model, which requires that we: (1) identify a contract with the customer, (2) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (3) determine the transaction price, (4) allocate the transaction price to performance obligations and (5) recognize revenue as performance obligations are satisfied. The Company currently has no sources of revenue.

Basic and Diluted Loss per Share

The Company computes loss per share in accordance with Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”), Earnings per Share (Topic 260) which requires presentation of both basic and diluted earnings per share on the face of the statement of operations. Basic EPS would exclude any dilutive effects of options, warrants, and convertible securities but does include the restricted shares of common stock issued. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution that would occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted to common stock. Basic EPS calculations are determined by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the year. Diluted EPS calculations are determined by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares and dilutive common share equivalents outstanding. Under current Company policy the majority stockholder International Hedge Group has and intends to surrender an equivalent number of common shares each time shares are sold or converted from other instruments. As a result, the EPS is the same for basic and diluted shares.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to ASC 740. Under ASC 740 deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss carryforwards 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.

The Company maintains a valuation allowance with respect to deferred tax asset. Blackstar Enterprise Group establishes a valuation allowance based upon the potential likelihood of realizing the deferred tax asset and taking into consideration the Company’s financial position and results of operations for the current period. Future realization of the deferred tax benefit depends on the existence of sufficient taxable income within the carry-forward period under Federal tax laws.

Changes in circumstances, such as the Company generating taxable income, could cause a change in judgment about the reliability of the related deferred tax asset. Any change in the valuation allowance will be included in income in the year of the change estimate.

Carrying Value, Recoverability and Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company has adopted paragraph 360-10-35-17 of FASB Accounting Standards Codification for its long-lived assets. The Company’s long –lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.

The Company assesses the recoverability of its long-lived assets by comparing the projected undiscounted net cash flows associated with the related long-lived asset or group of assets over their remaining estimated useful lives against their respective carrying amounts. Impairment, if any, is based on the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value of those assets. Fair value is generally determined using the assets expected future discounted cash flows or market value, if readily

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 3 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

determinable. If long-lived assets are determined to be recoverable, but the newly determined remaining estimated useful lives are shorter than originally estimated, the net book values of the long-lived assets are depreciated over the newly determined remaining estimated useful lives.

The Company considers the following to be some examples of important indicators that may trigger an impairment review; (i) significant under-performance or losses of assets relative to expected historical or projected future operating results; (ii) significant changes in the manner or use of assets or in the Company’s overall strategy with respect to the manner of use of the acquired assets or changes in the Company’s overall business strategy; (iii) significant negative industry or economic trends; (iv) increased competitive pressures; (v) a significant decline in the Company’s stock price for a sustained period of time; and (vi) regulatory changes. The Company evaluates acquired assets for potential impairment indicators at least annually and more frequently upon the occurrence of such events.

The impairment charges, if any, are included in operating expenses in the accompanying statements of operations.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect 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. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

The Company’s significant estimates include income taxes provision and valuation allowance of deferred tax assets; the fair value of financial instruments; the carrying value and recoverability of long-lived assets, and the assumption that the Company will continue as a going concern. Those significant accounting estimates or assumptions bear the risk of change due to the fact that there are uncertainties attached to those estimates or assumptions, and certain estimates or assumptions are difficult to measure or value.

Management regularly reviews its estimates utilizing currently available information, changes in facts and circumstances, historical experience and reasonable assumptions. After such reviews, and if deemed appropriate, those estimates are adjusted accordingly. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The estimated fair values of financial instruments were determined by management using available market information and appropriate valuation methodologies. The carrying amounts of financial instruments including cash approximate their fair value because of their short maturities.

Long Lived Assets

In accordance with ASC 350 the Company regularly reviews the carrying value of intangible and other long-lived assets for the existence of facts or circumstances both internally and externally that suggest impairment. If impairment testing indicates a lack of recoverability, an impairment loss is recognized by the Company if the carrying amount of a long-lived asset exceeds its fair value.

 

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 3 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Stock-based Compensation

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation issued to employees based on FASB accounting standard for Share Based Payment. It requires an entity to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award (with limited exceptions). That cost will be recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award – the requisite service period (usually the vesting period). It requires that the compensation cost relating to share-based payment transactions be recognized in financial statements. That cost will be measured based on the fair value of the equity or liability instruments issued. The scope of the FASB accounting standard includes a wide range of share-based compensation arrangements including share options, restricted share plans, performance-based awards, share appreciation rights, and employee share purchase plans. The Company currently has no stock-based compensation plan in place.

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Comprehensive income (loss) is defined as all changes in stockholders’ equity (deficit), exclusive of transactions with owners, such as capital investments. Comprehensive income includes net income or loss, changes in certain assets and liabilities that are reported directly in equity such as translation adjustments in investments in foreign subsidiaries and unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities. From our inception, there have been no differences between our Comprehensive loss and net loss. Our comprehensive loss was identical to our net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

 

Original Issue Discount

 

For certain convertible debt issued, the Company provides the debt holder with an original issue discount. The original issue discount is recorded as a debt discount, reducing the face amount of the note and is amortized to interest expense over the life of the debt.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

Fair value accounting as required by ASC 815 – Derivatives and Hedging, requires bifurcation of embedded derivative instruments such as certain convertible features in convertible debt or equity instruments, and measurement of their fair value for accounting purposes. In determining the appropriate fair value, the Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model. In assessing the convertible debt instruments, management determines if the convertible debt host instrument is conventional convertible debt and further if there is a beneficial conversion feature requiring measurement. If the instrument is not considered conventional convertible debt, the Company will continue its evaluation process of these instruments as derivative financial instruments.

 

Recent pronouncements

Management has evaluated accounting standards and interpretations issued but not yet effective as of June 30, 2020 and does not expect such pronouncements to have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, operations, or cash flows.

Reclassifications

Certain amounts in the consolidated financial statements for prior year periods have been reclassified to conform with the current year periods presentation.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 4 – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

As of June 30, 2020, all equipment, consisting of office equipment and computers, was fully depreciated and the Company recognized no depreciation expense for the six months then ended.

NOTE 5 – STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Preferred Stock

On August 25, 2016, the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of its preferred series A stock to IHG in fulfillment of the purchase agreement. As at June 30, 2020 there are 1,000,000 preferred series A shares issued and outstanding. These shares are convertible at a ratio of 100 shares of the common stock of the Company for each share of preferred stock of the Company.

Class A Preferred Rights. The record Holders of the Class A Preferred Convertible Stock shall have the right to vote on any matter with holders of Common Stock and may vote as required on any action, which Delaware law provides may or must be approved by vote or consent of the holders of the specific Class of voting preferred shares and the holders of common shares. The Record Holders of the Class A Preferred Shares shall have the right to vote on any matter with holders of common stock voting together as one (1) class. The Record Holders of the Class A Preferred Shares shall have that number of votes (identical in every other respect to the voting rights of the holders of other Class of voting preferred shares and the holders of common stock entitled to vote at any Regular or Special Meeting of the Shareholders) equal to that number of common shares which is not less than 60% of the vote required to approve any action, which Delaware law provides may or must be approved by vote or consent of the holders of other Class of voting preferred shares and the holders of common shares or the holders of other securities entitled to vote, if any. The Class A Preferred Convertible Stock shall rank: (i) senior to any other class or Class of outstanding Preferred Shares or Class of capital stock of the Company; (ii) prior to all of the Company's Common Stock, ("Common Stock"); and (iii) prior to any other class or Class of capital stock of the Company hereafter created "Junior Securities"); and in each case as to distributions of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary (all such distributions being referred to collectively as "Distributions"). So long as a majority of the shares of Class A Preferred authorized are outstanding, the Company will not, without the written consent of the holders of at least 51% of the Company’s outstanding Class A Preferred, either directly or by amendment, merger, consolidation, or otherwise: (i) liquidate, dissolve or wind-up the affairs of the Company, or effect any Liquidation Event; (ii) amend, alter, or repeal any provision of the Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws in a manner adverse to the Class A Preferred (iii) create or authorize the creation of, or issue any other security convertible into or exercisable for, any equity security, having rights, preferences or privileges senior to the Class A Preferred, or (iv) purchase or redeem or pay any dividend on any capital stock prior to the Class A Preferred, other than stock repurchased from former employees or consultants in connection with the cessation of their employment/services. In the event of any liquidation, merger, dissolution or winding up of the Company, either voluntary or involuntary, the holders of shares of Class A Preferred Convertible Stock (each a “Holder” and collectively the “Holders”) shall be entitled to receive, prior in preference to any distribution to Junior Securities, an amount per share equal to $.01 plus any allocable and due dividends per share. The Holders of the Class A Preferred Convertible Stock shall, individually and collectively, have the right to convert all of their Class A Preferred Convertible Stock, in one transaction, by electing, in writing, to convert the 1,000,000 shares of Class A Preferred Stock into shares of Common Stock of the Company, on the basis of 100 common shares for each share of Class A Preferred Stock, subject to adjustment.

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 5 – STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

Common Stock

As of December 31, 2019, the authorized number of common shares was 200,000,000, with a par value of $0.001 per share, and the authorized number of preferred shares is 10,000,000, with a par value of $0.001 per share. On March 10, 2020, the Company’s shareholders voted to increase the Company’s authorized common shares from 200,000,000 to 700,000,000.

As of June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the total number of common shares outstanding was 60,374,137 and 48,003,443, respectively. The number of shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 was reduced by 150,000 in order to reflect that shares previously reported as outstanding as of December 31, 2019, but yet to be issued by the Company were, in fact, issued from the block of shares that were returned to treasury by International Hedge Group, Inc. The share quantity was deemed by management to be not material therefore not requiring an amendment of the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 that was previously filed.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company issued an aggregrate 12,520,694 shares of common stock for conversion of $54,519 principal and $12,161 accrued interest on convertible notes payable, and recognized a loss on note payable conversions of $297,108.

Common Stock to be Issued

At June 30, 2020, the Company is obligated to issue an aggregate 550,000 shares of its common stock, valued at $11,000, to two individuals as partial consideration for loans made to the Company as follow:

·150,000 shares as consideration for extension of notes originally dated April 29, 2019, as extended, for an additional six months through October 29, 2020.
·400,000 shares as partial consideration for an aggregate $25,000 of loans made to the Company on May 18, 2020.

The shares to be issued are valued at $0.02 per share, the trading price of the underlying common stock as of the date of the agreements.

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BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 6 – WARRANTS

A summary of warrant activity during the six months ended June 30, 2020 is presented below:

 

 

  

 

 

Shares

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

  Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Life (Years)
 Outstanding and exercisable – December 31, 2019    540,000   $.31    3.99 
 Granted    —             
 Exercised    —             
 Expired    —             
 Outstanding and exercisable – June 30, 2020    540,000   $.31    3.49 

 

 

 

NOTE 7 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES

AUCTUS FUND

On April 26, 2019, the Company entered into a financing arrangement with Auctus Fund LLC. The face value of the note is $110,000 at an interest rate of 12% and the maturity date is January 26, 2020. As of January 26, 2020, the Company is in default with the payments required by the note and is therefore subject to a default rate of 24%. At the time of the disbursement the Company received $97,250 net cash proceeds, as there was a deduction from proceeds to the Company of $2,750 for legal fees related to the issuance of the promissory note and a deduction of $10,000 as prepaid interest to the lender of which $1,111 was expensed in the current quarter. The repayment is a lump sum payment on the due date or is convertible into Company common stock at the discretion of the lender. The conversion, if chosen, will be at 50% of the two lowest trading days in the previous ten-day period prior to the date of conversion. This represents a discount of fifty percent (50%). The number of shares to be issued in the conversion will be calculated as follows: the average price of the two lowest trading days of the preceding the days will be multiplied by 0.50 ((to arrive at the discount factor) and then the resulting price will be divided into the principal and accrued interest resulting in the number of shares due. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are also 440,000 warrants attached to this note with an exercise price of $0.25 and a life of 5 years.

The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a Beneficial Conversion Feature. The fair value of $110,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the current trading prices of the Company’s common stock. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

The Company has accounted for the value of the warrants using the Black-Scholes model with a stock price of $0.38, volatility of 98%, risk free rate of 2.25% and a life of 5 years. Within these parameters the Company has recorded a warrant expense of $132,593.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the lender converted an aggregate $11,916 of principal, interest and fees on the note into 5,257,195 shares of common stock of the Company. The Company has recognized a loss on conversion of $41,406, based on the difference between the trading price and the value of the debt converted.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 7 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (continued)

GS CAPITAL PARTNERS

On November 1, 2019, the Company entered into a financing arrangement with GS Capital Partners LLC. The face value of the note is $70,000 at an interest rate of 10% and the maturity date is November 1, 2020. At the time of the disbursement the Company received $54,450 net cash proceeds, as there was a deduction from proceeds to the Company of $3,500 for legal fees related to the issuance of the promissory note, $6,000 as prepaid interest and $6,050 as a note placement expense. The repayment is a lump sum payment on the due date or is convertible into Company common stock at the discretion of the lender. The conversion, if chosen, will be at 50% of the two lowest trading days in the previous ten-day period prior to the date of conversion. This represents a discount of fifty percent (50%). The number of shares to be issued in the conversion will be calculated as follows: the average price of the two lowest trading days of the preceding the days will be multiplied by 0.50 (to arrive at the discount factor) and then the resulting price will be divided into the principal and accrued interest resulting in the number of shares due. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note.

The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a Beneficial Conversion Feature. The fair value of $38,032 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the current trading prices of the Company’s common stock. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the lender converted an aggregate $21,107 of principal and interest on the note into 2,329,031 shares of common stock of the Company. The Company has recognized a loss on conversion of $118,635, based on the difference between the trading price and the value of the debt converted.

ADAR ALEF

On November 4, 2019 the Company entered into a financing arrangement with Adar Alef, LLC. The face value of the note is $70,000 at an interest rate of 10% and the maturity date is November 1, 2020. At the time of the disbursement the Company received $54,450 net cash proceeds, as there was a deduction from proceeds to the Company of $3,500 for legal fees related to the issuance of the promissory note, $6,000 as prepaid interest and $6,050 as a note placement expense. The repayment is a lump sum payment on the due date or is convertible into Company common stock at the discretion of the lender. The conversion, if chosen, will be at 50% of the two lowest trading days in the previous ten-day period prior to the date of conversion. This represents a discount of fifty percent (50%). The number of shares to be issued in the conversion will be calculated as follows: the average price of the two lowest trading days of the preceding the days will be multiplied by 0.50 (to arrive at the discount factor) and then the resulting price will be divided into the principal and accrued interest resulting in the number of shares due. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note.

The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a Beneficial Conversion Feature. The fair value of $38,040 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the current trading prices of the Company’s common stock. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the lender converted an aggregate $33,657 of principal on the note into 4,934,468 shares of common stock of the Company. The Company has recognized a loss on conversion of $137,067, based on the difference between the trading price and the value of the debt converted.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 7 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (continued)

POWER UP LENDING GROUP

On May 21, 2020, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up Lending Group to borrow $103,000 with a due date of May 21, 2021. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible, commencing 180 days after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 61% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note.The Company has reserved 63,319,672 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $100,000, after legal fees and offering costs of $3,000. These fees and costs are being amortized over the term of the note.

The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a Beneficial Conversion Feature. The fair value of $103,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

NOTE 8 – NOTES PAYABLE

On April 24, 2019, the Company was loaned $20,000 from an unrelated individual. The note was due October 24, 2019 with an interest rate of 11%. In addition, the individual received 100,000 shares of restricted common stock. These shares were valued at $30,000 which represents the trading price as of the date indicated and were recorded to interest expense. On December 13, 2019, the Company negotiated a six-month extension with the lender and paid $1,100 cash for accrued interest and issued 100,000 shares of common stock as an additional inducement for the extension. The stock was valued at $0.027 per share per the loan agreement, resulting in $2,700 of interest expense based on the stock’s closing price on that date. On April 24, 2020, the lender agreed to a second six month extension through October 24, 2020. As consideration for entering into the extension, the Company agreed to pay the lender accrued interest on the note of $1,100 and to issue 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, valued at $0.02 per share, the closing price of the stock as of the extension agreement date. The $2,000 value of the shares was recorded as interest expense and included in Common Stock to be Issued. As of June 30, 2020, the interest due had not been paid nor had the shares of common stock been issued.

On April 29, 2019, the Company was loaned $10,000 from an unrelated individual. The note was due on October 29, 2019 with an interest rate of 11%. In addition, the individual received 50,000 shares of restricted common stock. These shares were valued at $19,000 which represents the trading price as of the date indicated and recorded to interest expense. On December 13, 2019, the Company negotiated a six-month extension with the lender and paid $550 cash for accrued interest and issued 50,000 shares of common stock as an additional inducement for the extension. The stock was valued at $0.027 per share per the loan agreement, resulting in $1,350 of interest expense based on the stock’s closing price on that date. On April 29, 2020, the lender agreed to a second six month extension through October 29, 2020. As consideration for entering into the extension, the Company agreed to pay the lender accrued interest on the note of $550 and to issue 50,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, valued at $0.02 per share, the closing price of the stock as of the extension agreement date. The $1,000 value of the shares was recorded as interest expense and included in Common Stock to be Issued. As of June 30, 2020, the interest due had not been paid nor had the shares of common stock been issued.

On May 18, 2020, the Company entered into loan agreements with two unrelated individuals, who are current note holders in the aggregate amount of $30,000. Each of the new loans is for $12,500, an aggregate $25,000. The notes are due November 18, 2020 with interest at 11%. The notes may be prepaid at any time but in the event of the prepayment the full amount of principal and interest will required to be paid. In the event that the Company is unable to make payment on the due date, the default interest rate will continue at 11% but the Company is obligated to issue 500,000 shares of its common stock to each

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 8 – NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

lender. As additional consideration for entering into the loans, each individual shall be issued 200,000 shares of common stock, an aggregate 400,000 shares. The shares are valued at $0.02 per share, the closing price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the loan. The $8,000 value ascribed to the shares has been capitalized as prepaid interest and is being amortized over the six month term of the loans. As of June 30, 2020, then underlying shares have not been issued and the $8,000 value is included in Common Stock to be Issued.

NOTE 9 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

In support of the Company’s efforts and cash requirements, it must rely on advances from related parties until such time that the Company can support its operations or attains adequate financing through sales of its equity or traditional debt financing. There is no formal written commitment for continued support by shareholders. The advances are considered temporary in nature and have not been formalized by a promissory note.

In addition, International Hedge Group provides management consulting services to the Company. There is no formal written agreement that defines the compensation to be paid. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded the related party management consulting expense of $26,410 and $56,430 respectively. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded the related party management consulting expense of $9,910 and $54,000 respectively.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020 there were no advances from related parties, and the Company repaid $22,590 to its parent company, International Hedge Group, Inc. At June 30, 2020, Joseph Kurczodyna, an officer of the Company, was owed $480; and Todd Lahr, a former officer of the Company, was owed $18,780.

NOTE 10 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

In July and August 2020, the Company issued shares of common stock to two convertible note holders as consideration for debt conversion as follows:

·3,012,667 shares, valued at $0.0045 per share, for conversion of note principal in the amount of $13,557.
·3,012,600 shares, valued at $0.0027 per share, for conversion of note principal, interest and loan fees in the aggregate amount of $8,134.
·3,561,200 shares, valued at $0.0039 per share, for conversion of note principal, interest and loan fees in the aggregate amount of $13,888.
·3,288,719 shares, valued at $0.0065 per share, for conversion of note principal in the amount of $21,500.
·839,830 shares, valued at $0.0071 per share, for conversion of remaining note principal and interest in the aggregate amount of $5,942.

Management has evaluated significant subsequent events through September 4, 2020, the date these financial statements were available to be issued, noting none that require additional disclosure.

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

 

Forward-Looking Statements and Associated Risks.

 

This form 10-Q contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For this purpose any statements contained in this Form 10-Q that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate, or “continue” or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, many of which are not within our control. These factors include but are not limited to economic conditions generally and in the industries in which we may participate; competition within our chosen industry, including competition from much larger competitors; technological advances and failure to successfully develop business relationships.

 

Based on our financial history since inception, our auditor has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. As reflected in the accompanying financial statements, as of June 30, 2020, we had an accumulated deficit totaling $4,905,754. This raises substantial doubts about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Plan of Operation

 

BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “BlackStar”) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on December 18, 2007 as NPI08, Inc. (“NPI08”). In January 2010, NPI08 acquired an ownership interest in Black Star Energy Group, Inc., a Colorado Corporation. BlackStar Energy then merged into NPI08, with NPI08 being the surviving entity. Concurrently, NPI08 changed its name to BlackStar Energy Group, Inc. On January 25, 2016, International Hedge Group, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire a 95% interest in the Company. In lieu of the 95% of common shares originally agreed upon, IHG received 44,400,000 shares of common stock and 1,000,000 shares of Class A Preferred Stock. The name was changed to BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. in August of 2016.

The Company is a Delaware corporation organized for the purpose of engaging in any lawful business. The Company intends to act as a merchant bank as at the date of these financial statements. We currently trade on the OTC QB under the symbol “BEGI”. The Company is a merchant banking firm seeking to facilitate venture capital to early stage revenue companies. BlackStar intends to offer consulting and regulatory compliance services to crypto-equity companies and blockchain entrepreneurs for securities, tax, and commodity issues. BlackStar is conducting ongoing analysis for opportunities in involvement in crypto-related ventures though our newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary, Crypto Equity Management Corp., (“CEMC”), mainly in the areas of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (“DLT”). BlackStar intends to serve businesses in their early corporate lifecycles and may provide funding in the forms of ventures in which we control the venture until divestiture or spin-off by developing the businesses with capital. We have only engaged in one transaction as a merchant bank form to date.

Our investment strategy focuses primarily on ventures with companies that we believe are poised to grow at above-average rates relative to other sectors of the U.S. economy, which we refer to as "emerging growth companies." Under no circumstances does the company intend to become an investment company and its activities and its financial statement ratios of assets and cash will be carefully monitored and other activities reviewed by the Board to prevent being classified or inadvertently becoming an investment company which would be subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

As a merchant bank, BlackStar intends to seek to provide access to capital for companies and is specifically seeking out ventures involved in DLT or blockchain. BlackStar intends to facilitate funding and management of DLT-involved companies through majority controlled joint ventures through its subsidiary CEMC. BlackStar, through CEMC, intends to initially control and manage each venture. Potential ventures for both BlackStar and CEMC will be analyzed using the combined business experience of its executives, with CEMC looking to fill those venture criteria with companies in crypto-related businesses such as blockchain or DLT technologies. The Company does not intend to develop Investment Objectives or “criteria” in any manner but will rely on the acumen and experience of its executives.

Recent Updates – The Company has designed and is constructing the Peer-to-Peer (“P2P”) BlackStar Enterprise Trading Platform (“BDTP”), subject to obtaining sufficient funding. We have completed a working demo on Amazon Blockchain that

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facilitates shareholder trading activity while complementing the market makers. The Company is positioning itself to trade BEGI common shares digital on Amazon’s Blockchain while complying with the rules and regulations within the Broker Dealer Eco-System. Currently we anticipate that there may be a small charge to enter the platform, but no ticket charge, and with unlimited commission-free trading. We believe that this parallel market may produce liquidity from price movement or arbitrage, along with low cost of entry and easy access to Bid and Offer prices for both shareholders and speculators. In July 2020, the Company presented the concept to SEC FinHub staff members for regulatory guidance and received the recommendation to apply for Alternative Trading System (“ATS”) status. BlackStar is evaluating its options, including exploring partnerships with existing ATS’s.

Currently in the demonstration phase, we estimate finalizing the BDTP at a cost of $60,000 USD over the next five months and are seeking funds for the final production of the platform. As of the date of this filing, the initial demo is complete and BlackStar intends to continue to seek further input from various regulatory agencies and OTC Markets on the functionality of the BDTP over the next several months. The BDTP has been completely designed in terms of the following components: data model, reports, web-based user interface, blockchain interface, transaction logic, cloud interface, and functional demonstration app. 

The Company’s success will be dependent upon the Company’s ability to analyze and manage the opportunities presented.

We intend to expend funds over the next four quarters as follows:

 3rd Quarter 2020   ·         BDTP Software Development/Ventures ·         $250,000
    ·         Operations ·         $100,000
       
4th Quarter 2020   ·         BDTP Implementation/Ventures ·         $250,000
    ·         Operations ·         $100,000
       
1st Quarter 2021   ·         BDTP Implementation/Ventures ·         $250,000
    ·         Operations ·         $50,000
       
2nd Quarter 2021   ·         Ventures ·         $250,000
    ·         Operations ·         $50,000

 

Our Budget for operations in the current year is as follows:

BDTP Development   $ 500,000  
Working Capital –Joint Ventures   $ 500,000  
Legal, Audit and Accounting   $ 150,000  
Fees, rent, travel and general & administrative expenses   $ 150,000  
    $ 1,300,000  

 

The Company may change any or all the budget categories in the execution of its business model. None of the line items are to be considered fixed or unchangeable. The Company may need substantial additional capital to support its budget. We have not recognized revenues from our operational activities.

Based on our current cash reserves of $37,975 as of June 30, 2020, we have limited cash for an operational budget. We have recently received funds from convertible promissory notes to continue to provide operational funds. We may offer a private placement of stock or notes to investors in order to achieve an additional approximately $700,000 in funding in the next six months. We have not yet commenced the offering, but may commence this offering in the 3rd Quarter of 2020. If we are unable to generate enough revenue to cover our operational costs, we will need to seek additional sources of funds. Currently, we have no committed source for any funds as of date hereof. No representation is made that any funds will be available

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when needed. In the event funds cannot be raised if and when needed, we may not be able to carry out our business plan and could fail in business as a result of these uncertainties.

The independent registered public accounting firm’s report on our financial statements as of December 31, 2019, includes a “going concern” explanatory paragraph that describes substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

Since our cash reserves were $37,975 as of the end of the 2nd Quarter, our parent company, IHG, may fund on an interim basis any shortfall in our cash reserves. If received, we would use those funds to pay legal, accounting, office rent and general and administrative expense. We have estimated $200,000 for the remaining quarters in 2020 in operational costs which includes ordinary legal, accounting, travel, general and administrative, audit, rent, telephones and miscellaneous.

Results of Operations

 

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 compared to same period in 2019

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, we had no revenues. During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized a net loss of $(401,043) compared to a net loss of $(442,889) during the three months ended June 30, 2019. Our operating expenses included $9,910 in related party management consulting fees, $46,791 in legal and professional fees, and $31,114 in general and administrative fees, for a total of $87,815 for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Lower related party management consulting fees decreased the total operating expenses in the three months ended June 30, 2020 by $58,426 compared to the same period ended June 30, 2019. Our net loss from operations was $(87,815) for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to net loss from operations of $(146,261) for the same period ended June 30, 2019.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, we amorized convertible note expenses of $(26,273), convertible debt issuance costs of $(3,077), loss on note payable conversions of $(276,563) and recognized interest expense of $(7,315), resulting in other net expenses of $(313,228). For the three months ended June 30, 2019, we had convertible note expenses of $(110,000), a warrant expense of $(132,593), and interest expense of $(54,055), resulting in other net expenses of $(296,648).

 

Net loss per share for the three-month period in 2020 and 2019 was $(0.01) and $(0.01) per share, respectively.

 

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 compared to same period in 2019

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, we had no revenues. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized a net loss of $(505,152) compared to a net loss of $(459,003) during the six months ended June 30, 2019. The net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was due to operating expenses of $122,934. Our operating expenses included $26,410 in management consulting fees-related, $49,791 in legal and professional fees, and $46,733 in general and administrative fees, for a total of $122,934 for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Operating expenses were lower by $38,375 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, due mainly to lower legal and professional fees and management consulting fees, resulting in a lower net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Our net loss from operations was $(122,934) for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to net loss from operations of $(161,309) for the same period ended June 30, 2019.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, we amortized convertible note expenses of $(59,516), $(9,577) in convertible debt issuance costs, loss on note payable conversions of $(297,108) and recognized interest expense of $(16,017), resulting in other net expenses of $(382,218). For the six months ended June 30, 2019, we had convertible note expenses of $(110,000), a warrant expense of $(132,593), and interest expense of $(55,101), resulting in other net expenses of $(297,694).

 

Net loss per share for the six-month period in 2020 and 2019 was $(0.01) and $(0.01) per share, respectively.

 

Our auditor has expressed substantial doubt as to whether we will be able to continue to operate as a “going concern” due to the fact that the Company has an accumulated deficit of $(4,905,754) as of June 30, 2020, compared to an accumulated deficit of $(4,400,602) at December 31, 2019, and has not yet established an ongoing source of revenues sufficient to cover its operating costs and allow it to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company obtaining the adequate capital to fund operating losses until it becomes profitable. If the Company is unable to obtain adequate capital, it could be forced to cease operations.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At June 30, 2020, we had total current assets of $48,438 comprised of $37,975 in cash and $10,463 in prepaid expenses, compared to $43,808 total current assets at December 31, 2019. Our total assets at June 30, 2020 were $48,438 compared to $43,808 as of December 31, 2019. Current liabilities at June 30, 2020 were $310,079 compared to $278,086 at December 31, 2019. Current liabilities at June 30, 2020 consisted of accounts payable of $54,450, accrued liabilities of $14,183, advances payable to related parties of $19,260, convertible promissory notes of $295,337, before discounts of $128,151, and notes payable of $55,000. At June 30, 2020, we had a deficit of ($261,641) in working capital, compared to a deficit of ($234,278) at December 31, 2019.

We intend to attempt to raise capital through several sources: a) partner venture funds, b) private placements of our stock, and/or c) loans from our parent company IHG. We do not anticipate generating sufficient amounts of revenues to meet our working capital requirements. Consequently, we intend to make appropriate plans to ensure sources of additional capital in the future to fund growth and expansion through additional equity or debt financing or credit facilities.

We do not have terms or committed sources of capital of any type at this time. If we are able to raise additional capital, we intend to enter into additional joint ventures and would intend to use the funds repaid from the joint ventures to a) retire debt, and b) fund additional joint ventures with companies, and c) to provide operational funds.

We have been, and intend to continue, working toward identifying and obtaining new sources of financing. No assurances can be given that we will be successful in obtaining additional financing in the future. Any future financing that we may obtain may cause significant dilution to existing stockholders. Any debt financing or other financing of securities senior to common stock that we are able to obtain will likely include financial and other covenants that will restrict our flexibility. Any failure to comply with these covenants would have a negative impact on our business, prospects, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

If adequate funds are not available, we may be required to delay, scale back or eliminate portions of our operations or obtain funds through arrangements with strategic partners or others that may require us to relinquish rights to certain of our assets. Accordingly, the inability to obtain such financing could result in a significant loss of ownership and/or control of our assets and could also adversely affect our ability to fund our continued operations and our expansion efforts.

We do not anticipate that we will purchase any significant equipment over the next twelve months.

We do not anticipate any significant changes in the number of employees unless we significantly increase the size of our operations. We believe that we do not require the services of additional independent contractors to operate at our current level of activity. However, if our level of operations increases beyond the level that our current staff can provide, we may need to supplement our staff in this manner.

Financing Activities

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company received $0 from subscription agreements or private placement offerings. The Company received shareholder contributions in the amount of $0 in the six months ended June 30, 2020. We received $125,000 from notes payable and made $22,590 of repayments in advances from related parties. Net cash provided by financing activities was $102,410 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $150,478 for the same period the year before.

 

Investing Activities

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $0 for both six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

 

Operating Activities

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, we used $(97,686) in cash for our net operating activities, compared to $(136,353) used in operating activities for the same period in 2019. We recorded $0 and $10,000 in cash paid for interest for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and had notes payable and interest converted to common stock of $87,225 and $16,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company included $8,000 in prepaid expenses and common stock to be issued for interest on new loans.

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Going Concern

 

We have only a very limited amount of cash and have incurred operating losses and limited cash flows from operations since inception. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had accumulated deficit of $(4,905,754) and $(4,400,602), respectively and we will require additional working capital to fund operations through 2020 and beyond. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our financial statements included in this Form 10-Q do not include any adjustments related to recoverability and classification of asset carrying amounts or the amount and classification of liabilities that might result should we be unable to continue as a going concern. The audited financial statements included in the Company’s recent annual report on Form 10-K have been prepared assuming that we will continue as a going concern and do not include any adjustments that might result if we cease to continue as a going concern.

 

Based on our financial history since inception, in their report on the financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2019, our independent registered public accounting firm has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. There is no assurance that any revenue will be realized in the future.

 

There can be no assurance that we will have adequate capital resources to fund planned operations or that any additional funds will be available to us when needed or at all, or, if available, will be available on favorable terms or in amounts required by us. If we are unable to obtain adequate capital resources to fund operations, we may be required to delay, scale back or eliminate some or all of our operations, which may have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and ability to operate as a going concern.

 

Short Term

 

On a short-term basis, we have not generated revenues sufficient to cover our growth oriented operations plan. Based on prior history, we may continue to incur losses until such a time that our revenues are sufficient to cover our operating expenses and growth oriented operations plan. As a result we may need additional capital in the form of equity or loans, none of which is committed as of this filing.

 

Capital Resources

 

We have only common stock as our capital resource, and our assets, cash and receivables.

 

We have no material commitments for capital expenditures within the next year, however, as operations are expanded substantial capital will be needed to pay for expansion and working capital.

 

Need for Additional Financing

 

We do not have capital sufficient to meet our growth plans. We have made equity and debt offerings in order to support our growth plans, to date, and may do so in the future.

 

No commitments to provide additional funds have been made by our management or other stockholders. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that any additional funds will be available to us to allow coverage of our expenses as they may be incurred.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information required under this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is accumulated and communicated to management including our principal executive officer/principal financial officer as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Management has carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our company’s disclosure controls and procedures. Due to the lack of personnel and outside directors, management acknowledges that there are deficiencies in these controls and procedures. The Company anticipates that with further resources, the Company will expand both management and the board of directors with additional officers and independent directors in order to provide sufficient disclosure controls and procedures.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f)) during the quarter ended June 30, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

In light of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the Company included the first two new risk factors below in the annual report for the year ended December 31, 2019. The Company additionally will add the subsequent risk factors going forward until further notice.

 

UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS IN OUR INDUSTRY OR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY OR REDUCED ACCESS TO LENDING MARKETS COULD HARM OUR BUSINESS.

Our results of operations may vary based on the impact of changes in our industry or the global economy on us or our potential customers. Current or future economic uncertainties or downturns could adversely affect our business and results of operations. Negative conditions in the general economy both in the United States and abroad, including conditions resulting from changes in gross domestic product growth, financial and credit market fluctuations, political turmoil, natural catastrophes, warfare, public health issues, such as the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and terrorist attacks on the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, or elsewhere, could cause a decrease in business investments or decrease access to financing which would harm our business. To the extent that our platform is perceived by potential customers as too costly, or difficult to deploy or migrate to, our revenue may be disproportionately affected by delays or reductions in general technology spending. Also, we may have competitors, many of whom may be larger and have greater financial resources than we do, and may respond to market conditions by attempting to lure away our customers. We cannot predict the timing, strength, or duration of any economic slowdown, instability, or recovery, generally or within any particular industry.

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SOME OF OUR VENTURE COMPANIES MAY NEED ADDITIONAL CAPITAL, WHICH MAY NOT BE READILY AVAILABLE.

Ventures in which we may make investments will often require substantial additional financing to fully execute their growth strategies. Each round of venture financing is typically intended to provide a company with only enough capital to reach the next stage of development, or in the case of our financings, the turn-around stage or offering stage which might provide us with a liquidity event. We cannot predict the circumstances or market conditions under which our ventures may seek additional capital. It is possible that one or more of our ventures will not be able to raise additional financing or may be able to do so at a price or on terms which are unfavorable to us, either of which could negatively impact our success. A likely economic downturn due to the recent pandemic known as coronavirus (COVID-19) may also cause lasting damage to the markets and potential ventures, from capital access and lack of investment issues to staffing and supply chain issues.

UNKNOWN DURATION AND IMPACT OF COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is complex and rapidly evolving, the Company's plans as described above may change. At this point, we cannot reasonably estimate the duration and severity of this pandemic, which could have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations, financial position and cash flows. Other than the accounting delay in our periodic reports in the first few months of the pandemic, we do not currently believe that COVID-19 will substantially impair the long-term operations of our business, as we are not reliant on a physical presence or brick-and-mortar business; however, our ability to find investors, obtain financing, and generally fund our ongoing operations may be impacted due to the ongoing and anticipated economic downturn, the length and severity of which is unknown at this time.

Other than as provided above, there are no material changes to risk factors as previously disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

CONVERTIBLE NOTES

On May 21, 2020, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up Lending Group to borrow $103,000 with a due date of May 21, 2021. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible, commencing 180 days after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 61% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note.The Company has reserved 63,319,672 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $100,000, after legal fees and offering costs of $3,000. These fees and costs are being amortized over the term of the note. Details of the note can be found in the Form 8-K filed June 2, 2020. The proceeds of the note will be used for operational expenses.

The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a Beneficial Conversion Feature. The fair value of $103,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

NOTES PAYABLE

On May 18, 2020, the Company entered into loan agreements with two unrelated individuals, who are current note holders in the aggregate amount of $30,000. Each of the new loans is for $12,500, an aggregate $25,000. The notes are due November 18, 2020 with interest at 11%. The notes may be prepaid at any time but in the event of the prepayment the full amount of principal and interest will required to be paid. In the event that the Company is unable to make payment on the due date the default interest rate will continue at 11% but the Company is obligated to issue 500,000 shares of its common stock to each lender. As additional consideration for entering into the loans, each individual shall be issued 200,000 shares of common stock, an aggregate 400,000 shares. The shares are valued at $0.02 per share, the closing price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the loan. The $8,000 value ascribed to the shares has been capitalized as prepaid interest and is being

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amortized over the six month term of the loans. As of June 30, 2020, then underlying shares have not been issued and the $8,000 value is included in Common Stock to be Issued. The proceeds of the loans will be used for operational expenses.

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

 

Not Applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Not Applicable.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibits. The following is a complete list of exhibits filed as part of this Form 10-Q. Exhibit numbers correspond to the numbers in the Exhibit Table of Item 601 of Regulation S-K.

 

31.1 Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a–14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
31.2 Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
32.1 Certification of Chief Executive Officer under Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2 Certification of Chief Financial Officer under Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS XBRL Instance Document (1)
101.SCH XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document (1)
101.CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document (1)
101.DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document (1)
101.LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document (1)
101.PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document (1)

 

  (1) Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, this interactive data file is deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.
  (Registrant)
     
Dated: September 11, 2020 By: /s/ John Noble Harris
    John Noble Harris
    (Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive
    Officer)
     
Dated: September 11, 2020 By: /s/ Joseph E. Kurczodyna
    Joseph E. Kurczodyna
    (Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting
    Officer)
     

 

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