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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

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

 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended: December 31, 2015

 

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

OF 1934

 

Commission File Number: 000-54530

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   27-0603137
State or other jurisdiction of   I.R.S. Employer Identification Number
incorporation or organization    

 

23129 Cajalco Road, Perris, California 92570

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Issuer's telephone number: 888-685-7336 

 

Securities registered under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act: None

 

Securities registered under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act: Common Stock, $0.00001 par value per share

 

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

 

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 x

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ¨ No x

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers in response to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will be contained, to the best of the 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 or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “accelerated filer, large accelerated filer or smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer     ¨ Accelerated filer     ¨ Non-accelerated filer     ¨ Smaller Reporting Company     x

 

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

 

As of March 14, 2016, the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates was approximately $18,976,377, which is computed based upon the closing price on that date of the Common Stock of the registrant on the OTCQB maintained by OTC Markets Group Inc. of $3.10. For purposes of this response, the registrant has assumed that its directors, executive officers and beneficial owners of 5% or more of its Common Stock are deemed affiliates of the registrant.

 

As of March 18, 2016, 6,121,412 shares of common stock, $.00001 par value per share, of the registrant were outstanding.

 

Documents incorporated by reference:  None

 

   

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015

 

INDEX

 

      Page
PART I      
ITEM 1.   BUSINESS 4
ITEM 1A.   RISK FACTORS 7
ITEM 1B.   UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS 9
ITEM 2.   PROPERTIES 9
ITEM 3.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 9
ITEM 4.   MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 9
       
PART II      
ITEM 5.   MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES 9
ITEM 6.   SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA 15
ITEM 7.   MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 15
ITEM 7A.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 25
ITEM 8.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA 25
ITEM 9.   CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE 25
ITEM 9A.   CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 26
       
ITEM 9B.   OTHER INFORMATION 27
       
PART III      
ITEM 10.   DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 27
ITEM 11.   EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 30
ITEM 12.   SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS 31
ITEM 13.   CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE 32
ITEM 14.   PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES 33
ITEM 15.   EXHIBITS 32
      SIGNATURES 33
       
    INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-1

 

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STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

In this annual report, references to “Gopher,” “Forex,” “FXIT,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Gopher Protocol, Inc. (f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp.).

 

Except for the historical information contained herein, some of the statements in this report contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are found in the sections entitled "Business," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk." They include statements concerning: our business strategy; expectations of market and customer response; liquidity and capital expenditures; future sources of revenues; expansion of our proposed product line; and trends in industry activity generally. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "could," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "goal," or "continue" or similar terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, the risks outlined under "Risk Factors," that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For example, assumptions that could cause actual results to vary materially from future results include, but are not limited to our ability to successfully develop and market our products to customers; our ability to generate customer demand for our products in our target markets; the development of our target markets and market opportunities; our ability to manufacture suitable products at a competitive cost; market pricing for our products and for competing products; the extent of increasing competition; technological developments in our target markets and the development of alternate, competing technologies in them; and sales of shares by existing shareholders. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Unless we are required to do so under U.S. federal securities laws or other applicable laws, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

  

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PART I

 

ITEM 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

OVERVIEW

 

COMPANY HISTORY

 

Gopher Protocol Inc., (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “Gopher” or "GOPH”) was incorporated on July 22, 2009, under the laws of the State of Nevada and is headquartered in Perris, California. On September 9, 2009, the Company filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement to provide for the registration of securities under the Securities Act of 1933. In the past, and continuing in the present to a limited degree, it had been principally engaged in offering consulting for foreign currency market trading to non-US resident clients, professionals and retail clients. The Company’s revenue to date was related to consulting services provided to one company in the foreign exchange business. Going forward, the Company is developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. The technology under development consists of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. Upon development, the Company expects that its microchip technologies may be installed within mobile devices or on SIM cards. The Company applied this technology into an electronic circuit including a proprietary microchip that is within a sticky patch package (the "Patch"). The Patch can be affixed to any object, mobile or static, which will enable the object to which it is affixed to be tracked remotely. It is our goal to allow the electronic circuit to communicate with other similar working patches via a separate, secured and private network. Upon affixing the Patch on an object, the circuit is turned on, after which the electronic circuit regularly transmits an identification signal in order to identify the device's geographical location. The Patch works in conjunction with a software application to provide tracking function operations. The system includes its own power source. The Patch will also perform an emergency feature. In the event of an emergency situation, one would simply peel the Patch off. Upon removing the Patch, it operates in a constant transmission mode, sending emergency signals. The Patch also alerts the user's friends and family about the user's location. No GPS or conventional network is needed.

   

Recent Developments

 

Effective April 4, 2014, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation changing the Company’s number of authorized shares to 600,000,000. In connection with this, the Company filed an Issuer Company-Related Action Notification Form with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). The reverse stock split of 5,000:1 was approved by FINRA on October 3, 2014.

 

Effective February 17, 2015, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Change to effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding and authorized shares of common stock at a ratio of 1 for 1,000. The effective date of the reverse stock split was February 24, 2015. On or about February 24, 2015, the Company implemented a 1,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed. In addition, the Company filed Articles of Merger (the “Articles”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada to effectuate a name change. The Articles were filed to effectuate a merger between Gopher Protocol Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity. As a result, the Company’s name changed from “Forex International Trading Corp.” to “Gopher Protocol Inc.”. In connection with the above, the Company filed an Issuer Company-Related Action Notification Form with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Reverse Stock Split was implemented by FINRA on February 23, 2015. All figures in this filling have been adjusted accordingly to reflect this corporate action.

 

Our new CUSIP number is 38268V 108. As a result of the name change, our symbol has been changed to GOPH.

 

On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”), a Nevada limited liability company. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Hermes licensed to the Company, on an exclusive basis in the State of California, certain intellectual property relating to Hermes’s system and method for scheduling categorized deliverables, according to demand, at the customer’s location based on smartphone application and/or via the internet, in consideration of 100,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company (the “Preferred Shares”). The Preferred Shares have no liquidation rights. The Holder of the Preferred Shares will be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to shareholders of the Company on an as-converted basis. The Preferred Shares have a conversion price of $0.01 (the “Conversion Price”) and a stated value of $10.00 per share (the “Stated Value”). Each Preferred Share is convertible, at the option of the Holder, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value by the Conversion Price.

 

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On June 16, 2015, the Company and Hermes entered into that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, amending and restating the Territorial License Agreement to grant the Company an exclusive worldwide license to the Technology. In addition, subject to the Company providing Hermes with $5,000,000 in working capital, for a period of one year, the Company will have the option to acquire a 100% of the membership interest of Hermes in consideration of 20,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company. Further, in the event the Company provides less than $5,000,000 to Hermes the Company will have the option to acquire a pro-rata portion of the membership interests of Hermes in consideration of a pro-rata amount of shares of common stock of the Company. On June 30, 2015, the Company appointed Dr. Rittman as Chief Technical Officer and a board member.  On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman will assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform. Dr. Rittman is the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company as well as the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board, which is currently being formed.

 

On April 25, 2015, the Company filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation increasing the authorized shares of common stock from 2,000,000 shares to 500,000,000 shares.

 

On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray was appointed by the Company as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. On April 23, 2015, Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel resigned as an executive officer and director of the Company to pursue other interests and Michael Murray was appointed as CEO, President, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Murray is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”). Mr. Murray is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Murray’s election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

On June 30, 2015, the Company appointed Dr. Rittman as Chief Technical Officer and a board member. Dr. Rittman is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Dr. Rittman’s election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman will assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform.

 

On or around March 14, 2016 the Company and Dr. Rittman entered into agreement intended to clarify the relationship between Dr. Rittman and the Company and the ownership of certain technology in connection with certain agreements previously entered into between Company and Dr. Rittman and with third parties. Specifically, the Company entered into that certain Territorial License Agreement with Hermes Roll LLC (to be formed) dated March 4, 2015, which such agreement was amended to expand the related territorial license to a worldwide license pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement dated June 16, 2015 (the "Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement"), and that certain Letter Agreement (the "Letter Agreement") entered into between Dr. Rittman and the Company dated August 20, 2015. The aforementioned agreements were tied to the funding of the Company in the minimum amount of $5,000,000 (the "Required Funding") and the assignment to the Company and/or ownership by the Company of all past, present and future technology in the form of intellectual property, including, but not limited to patents, trademarks, domains, applications, social media pages (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn and landing pages) (collectively, the "IP"), which such IP was paid for exclusively by Dr. Rittman and/or his affiliated companies, was contingent upon the Company obtaining the Required Funding by no later than October 30, 2015 (the "Contingency"). Accordingly, it was agreed to by the parties that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by the Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, would be the property of the Company subject to the Contingency. In the event the Contingency was not met, the Letter Agreement would be cancelled and rendered null and void. The Company acknowledged that the Company did not meet the Contingency, technically resulting in the cancellation of the Letter Agreement and rendering the Letter Agreement null and void. Moreover, the Company failed to meet its obligations under the Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, including the further development of the consumer heuristic technology platform, thereby creating a vacuum in its development in all aspects, including the ability to obtain funding, resulting in the need for Dr. Rittman’s partners to perform the necessary development work related to the above agreements. The original License Agreement will remain in place, while other agreements will be terminated and rendered null and void. Danny Rittman will resign as an officer of the Company, but will remain as Director and technical consultant of the Company, and will accommodate the needs of the Company in return for compensation to be agreed by the parties. All intellectual property will remain in the possession of Dr. Rittman and his private partners, and the Company shall remain a licensee per the terms of the original Territorial License Agreement, and will develop the first product with Dr. Rittman and his partners.

 

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The Company and Dr. Rittman partners will commence development of the product via a private LLC to be incorporated under the name Guardian Patch, LLC (hereafter the “LLC”). Dr. Rittman and private investors will provide all initial funding for product development, including engaging third parties.

 

General Overview

 

The Company is in the process of developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. Upon development, the technology will consist of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network, worldwide. Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using a human, heuristic based analysis engine. Since the core of the system will be its advanced microchip that will be able to be installed any mobile device, worldwide, Gopher expects that this will result in an internal, private network between all mobile devices utilizing the device by providing mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing, and additional mobile features.

 

Products:

 

The Company applied this technology into an electronic circuit including a proprietary microchip that is within a sticky patch package (the "Patch"). The Patch can be affixed to any object, mobile or static, which will enable the object to which it is affixed to be tracked remotely. It is our goal to allow the electronic circuit to communicate with other similar working patches via a separate, secured and private network. Upon affixing the Patch on an object, the circuit is turned on, after which the electronic circuit regularly transmits an identification signal in order to identify the device's geographical location. The Patch works in conjunction with a software application to provide tracking function operations. The system includes its own power source. The Patch will also perform an emergency feature. In the event of an emergency situation, one would simply peel the Patch off. Upon removing the Patch, it operates in a constant transmission mode, sending emergency signals. The Patch also alerts the user's friends and family about the user's location. No GPS or conventional network is needed.

 

While developing the core technology of the Company, and relaying on prior knowledge, the Company developed Gopher Epsilon Software, which is an internal, proprietary platform that has been developed as a designated tool for the mobile industry to accelerate signoff Reliability Verification (RV) with Accurate and Precise Interactive Error Detection and Correction. The software is targeted to assist microchip designers to produce power-aware, faster performance and longer life span integrated circuits. Ultimately, the software significantly prolongs a battery's life, enabling mobile and static electronic devices longer operation time and better performance.

 

The Company and its partners are preparing to introduce both of these new products to the market. The products will be presented for time-based license agreements utilizing a designated website on top of customary distributing channels for the product.

 

To date, the Company, through Dr. Rittman, has filed for 16 different patents, as well as trademarks and landing pages that represent the Company’s intellectual properties.

 

Operations

 

At December 31, 2015, the Company was focused on consulting for foreign currency market trading to non-US resident clients, professionals and retail clients. The Company’s revenue to date was related to consulting services provided to one company in the foreign exchange business. Going forward, the Company is developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. The technology under development consists of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software.

 

Clients and Customers

 

At December 31, 2015, the Company has one significant customer that accounts for all of its revenue during fiscal year 2015.

 

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Competition

 

As of the fiscal year 2015, the Company has exited the foreign exchange trading business, and is focused on consulting and leveraging the contacts and knowledge that the Company gained during its operating history. Going forward, the Company is developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. The technology under development consists of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software. Although the way that the software works will be unique, the Company will be competing with other mobile devices at least in a peripheral way.

 

Corporate Headquarters

 

Our headquarters are located at 23129 Cajalco Road, Perris, California 92570. The Company pays no office rent, but is being billed for minimal office expenses.

 

Employees

 

As of December 31, 2015, we had two employees.

 

Officer and Directors

 

As of December 31, 2015, Michael Murray is the CEO, President, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company, and Dr. Danny Rittman was the Chief Technology Officer. Both serve as Directors of the Company as well.

 

Advisory Board

 

The Company is currently finalizing its Advisory Board and the appointments of its Advisory Board members. The primary function of the contemplated Advisory Board will be to advise the Company by providing non-binding recommendations to the Company's Board of Directors with respect to matters that fall within each of the Advisory Board members' respective areas of expertise. Advisory Board members will receive remuneration in the form of cash and stock options in consideration of serving as Advisory Board members and each Advisory Board member's term of will be one (1) year from the date of appointment or until a successor is duly elected.

 

The contemplated advisory board members are key figures and veterans of the technology industry and considered to be experts in their fields. Each holds PhD degrees from prestige universities and are well-known figures in the academic arena. The advisory board contributes a wide variety of technological expertise to the corporation’s R&D, among them are Integrated Circuits reliability and design concepts, EDA (Electronic Design Automation) software architecture and automation algorithms. In addition, the members’ experience and current roll in industry key positions bring more knowledge in the areas of mobile technology, physics, and advanced mathematics. The Company's director, Dr. Rittman will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

 

The Company's Director, Danny Rittman, PhD, will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board, which may be comprised of the following additional members, upon completion: (i) Michael Zaslavsky, PhD. Director of IC’s Reliability Simulation Council. Accomplished ASIC/CAD/Reliability Engineer with more than 15 years of demonstrated experience in the leading-edge semiconductor technology and EDA industries.(ii) Stoicho Dimitrov Stoichev, PhD. Dean of Faculty of Computer Systems and Control, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Electrical and radio engineering, (iii) William Xia, PHD. Solid State Physics/Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University. Lead corporate research and development’s mask layout design and tape out for various analog/RF, mixed signal, 3D, and other new technology test chips. (iv)Valeri Feinberg, PhD in Mathematics, Doctor of Science in Computer Engineering. The author of five monographs and more than 120 papers in Math. Computer Science, and Engineering of CAD/CAM Systems.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

As a Smaller Reporting Company, the Company is not required to include the disclosure under this Item 1A. Risk Factors.  Despite the fact that we are not required to provide risk factors, we consider the following factors to be risks to our continued growth and development:

 

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We will be required to raise additional capital in order to implement any growth plans.

 

We plan to raise working capital that will allow us to conduct our business for the next twelve months. There is no guarantee regarding our ability to raise that capital. If adequate funds are not available, we may not be able to fund our expansion, take advantage of acquisition opportunities, develop or enhance products or services, respond to competitive pressures or maintain our public filings. Such inability could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

We may need and be unable to obtain additional funding on satisfactory terms, which could dilute our shareholders or impose burdensome financial restrictions on our business.

 

Unforeseeable circumstances may occur which could compel us to seek additional funds. Furthermore, future events, including the problems, delays, expenses and other difficulties frequently encountered by start-up companies may lead to cost increases that could make the net proceeds of this offering insufficient to fund our proposed business plan. Thus, the proceeds of the offering may be insufficient to accomplish our objectives and we may have to borrow or otherwise raise additional funds to accomplish such objectives. We may seek additional sources of capital, including an additional offering of our equity securities, an offering of debt securities or obtaining financing through a bank or other entity. This may not be available on a timely basis, in sufficient amounts or on terms acceptable to us. Our inability to raise additional equity capital or borrow funds required to affect our business plan, may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and future prospects. Additionally, to the extent that further funding ultimately proves to be available, both debt and equity financing involve risks. Debt financing may require us to pay significant amounts of interest and principal payments, reducing the resources available to us to expand our existing businesses. Some types of equity financing may be highly dilative to our stockholders' interest in our assets and earnings. Any debt financing or other financing of securities senior to common stock will likely include financial and other covenants that will restrict our flexibility.

 

We will have inadequate capital to pay significant additional expenses we expect to incur as a public company and, as a result, we will be required to raise additional capital further diluting investors that participated in prior offerings.

 

We are a reporting company subject to the requirements of the Exchange Act.  In order to comply with such reporting requirements, we will incur additional administrative expenses including substantial legal and accounting expenses.  We expect such fees to be approximately $100,000 per year.  As a result, we will be required to raise additional debt or equity financing, of which there is no guarantee that such financing will be available or available on acceptable terms.  If we are required to raise additional funds or do not deploy our capital in the appropriate manner and if we raise such proceeds in the form of equity, our shareholders will be further diluted.

 

Our success will be dependent on attracting key and other personnel, particularly in the areas of management, technical services and customer support.

 

We believe that our success will depend on the continued efforts of management for the development of our platform and to pursue financial transactions to earn a return on capital. Such experience will be important to the establishment of our business. Our success also depends on having highly trained technical and customer support personnel.

 

We may have difficulty attracting and employing members to our senior management team and sufficient technical and customer support personnel to keep up with our growth needs. This shortage could limit our ability to increase sales and to sell services. Competition for personnel is intense. If we cannot hire suitable personnel to meet our growth needs, our business and operations will be negatively affected.

 

Our common stock price is highly volatile.

 

The market price of our common stock is highly volatile, as the stock market in general, and the market for Internet-related and technology companies in particular, have been highly volatile. Our shareholders may not be able to resell their shares of our common stock following periods of volatility because of the market's adverse reaction to this volatility.  Factors that could cause this volatility may include, among other things:

 

•           announcements of technological innovations and the creation and failure of B2B marketplaces;

 

•           actual or anticipated variations in quarterly operating results;

 

•           new sales formats or new products or services;

 

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•           changes in financial estimates by securities analysts;

 

•           conditions or trends in the Internet, B2B and other industries;

 

•           changes in the market valuations of other Internet companies;

 

•           announcements by us or our competitors of significant acquisitions, strategic partnerships or joint ventures;

 

•           changes in capital commitments;

 

•           additions or departures of key personnel;

 

•           sales of our common stock; and

 

•           general market conditions.

 

Many of these factors are beyond our control.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

As a Smaller Reporting Company, the Company is not required to include the disclosure under this Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments. At this time, there are no unresolved staff comments.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

Our headquarters are located at 23129 Cajalco Road, Perris, California 92570. The Company pays no office rent.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, the Company may be involved in various litigation matters, which arise in the ordinary course of business.  There is currently no litigation that management believes will have a material impact on the financial position of the Company.

 

In connection with the registration of GopherInside as a trademark, Intel Corporation has requested that the Company abandon the trademark in lieu of potential confusion with their trademark Intel Inside. The Company has taken the initial steps necessary to alleviate any concern Intel may have associated with mobile or computer platforms. Furthermore, the Company holds the opinion that GopherInside is by merit be different from “Intel + Inside” as two separate words. Additionally, a simple online search yields 1,189 live non-Intel marks that include the word “INSIDE.”  The Company learned that Intel filed on February 2, 2016 said Notice of Opposition to the trademark application. The Company has until March 16, 2016 to respond. The Company is considering its potential available action.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFERY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

PART II

 

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

 

On December 29, 2010, our common stock began trading on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol “FXIT”.   The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 of its $0.00001 par value common stock and 20,000,000 shares of its $0.00001 par value preferred stock Series B and 10,000 shares of its $0.00001 par value preferred stock Series C, as well as 100,000 shares of its $0.00001 par value preferred Series D shares. As of December 31, 2015, 5,894,342 shares of common stock, as well as 45,000 shares of preferred stock Series B, 700 shares of preferred stock Series C, and 94,750 of preferred stock Series D were issued and outstanding. As of December 31, 2015, the Company has 1,040 Treasury shares at cost. As of March 14, 2016, 6,121,412 shares of common stock, as well as 45,000 shares of preferred stock Series B, 700 shares of preferred stock Series C, and 94,750 shares of preferred stock Series D were issued and outstanding. The Board of Directors reserves the right to issue shares of preferred stock in the future indicating preference or rights as appropriate.

 

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Market Information 

Our common stock commenced quotation on the OTC Pink under the symbol “GOPH”. The following table sets forth the range of high and low prices per share of our common stock for each period indicated.   

 

Quarters Ended  Mar 31   Jun 30   Sept 30   Dec 31 
    High    Low    High      Low    High    Low    High    Low 
2015  $450   $1.10   $6.00   $3.99   $10.85   $1.00   $10.05   $4.25 
2014  $14,000   $10,500   $23,000   $2,000   $3,000   $500   $500   $20 

 

Record Holders

 

The number of active holders of record for our common stock as of December 31, 2015 was approximately 58, and as of December 31, 2014 approximately 46.

 

Dividends

 

The Company has not yet adopted any policy regarding payment of dividends.  No dividends have been paid or declared since the Date of Inception.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

 

We presently do not have equity compensation plans authorized.

 

Penny Stock

 

Our common stock is considered "penny stock" under the rules the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The SEC has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on the NASDAQ Stock Market System, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or quotation system. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the Commission, that:

 

-contains a description of the nature and level of risks in the market for penny stocks in both public offerings and secondary trading;
-contains a description of the broker's or dealer's duties to the customer and of the rights and remedies available to the customer with respect to a violation to such duties or other requirements of Securities' laws; contains a brief, clear, narrative description of a dealer market, including bid and ask prices for penny stocks and the significance of the spread between the bid and ask price;
-contains a toll-free telephone number for inquiries on disciplinary actions;
-defines significant terms in the disclosure document or in the conduct of trading in penny stocks; and
-contains such other information and is in such form, including language, type, size and format, as the Commission shall require by rule or regulation.

 

The broker-dealer also must provide, prior to effecting any transaction in a penny stock, the customer with:

 

-bid and offer quotations for the penny stock;
-the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction;
-the number of shares to which such bid and ask prices apply, or other comparable information relating to the depth and liquidity of the marker for such stock; and
-monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer's account.

 

In addition, the penny stock rules that require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules; the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser's written acknowledgement of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement, a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks, and a signed and dated copy of a written suitably statement.

 

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These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our stock.

 

Recent Issuances of Unregistered Securities

 

Authorized Shares-Common stock

 

Effective April 4, 2014, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation changing the Company’s number of authorized shares to 600,000,000.

 

On August 13, 2014, the Company filed a definitive Information Statement Pursuant to Section 14 (c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the following purposes:

 

·The amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, as amended (the “Articles of Incorporation”) to increase the Company’s authorized Common Stock from 400,000,000 shares to 2,000,000,000 shares, par value $0.00001

 

·The amendment Articles of Incorporation to effect up to a one-for-ten thousand (1-10,000) reverse stock split of the Company’s Common Stock (the “Reverse Split”)

 

In September of 2014, the Company filed an amended Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada to increase the authorized shares to 2,000,000,000 shares.

 

On or about October 3, 2014, the Company implemented a 5,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed.

 

Effective February 17, 2015, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Change to effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding and authorized shares of common stock at a ratio of 1 for 1,000 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The effective date of the Reverse Stock Split was February 24, 2015. On or about February 24, 2015, the Company implemented a 1,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed. In addition, the Company filed Articles of Merger (the “Articles”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada to effectuate a name change. The Articles were filed to effectuate a merger between Gopher Protocol Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity. As a result, the Company’s name changed from “Forex International Trading Corp.” to “Gopher Protocol Inc.”. In connection with the above, the Company filed an Issuer Company-Related Action Notification Form with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Reverse Stock Split was implemented by FINRA on February 23, 2015. Our new CUSIP number is 38268V 108. As a result of the name change, our symbol been changed following the Notification Period to GOPH.

 

On March 20, 2015 the Company filed Schedule 14C Information Statement to amend the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation, (the “Articles of Incorporation”) to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the “Common Stock”), of the Company from 2,000,000 shares to 500,000,000 shares. This change became effective on April 29, 2015.

   

Common Shares:

 

On September 2, 2013, effective September 1, 2013, the Company entered into an Evaluation License Agreement (the “ELA”) with Micrologic Design Automation, Inc. (“MDA”), pursuant to which MDA temporarily licensed to the Company, on a non-exclusive and royalty-free basis, certain technology and related materials for any purpose related to evaluating NanoDRC, NanoRV and NanoLVS technology (the “Technology”).  On January 2, 2014, and effective December 31, 2013, the Company and MDA signed a letter agreement whereby MDA provided for a perpetual, royalty free, exclusive license of the Licensed Technology, as defined in the Evaluation License Agreement dated September 1, 2013, in exchange for 40,000 post-split (200 million pre-split) shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of the Company.  MDA is not permitted to sell, assign, hypothecate or transfer the Shares in any way prior to the Company generating at minimum $50,000 in revenue through the use of the Technology (the “Revenue Target”).  A stop transfer legend shall be affixed to the certificate representing the Shares.  If the Revenue Target is achieved, then such stop transfer legend shall be removed.  The shares of common stock were issued under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On or about January 5, 2015, and effective December 31, 2014, the Company and MDA signed cancelation agreement in connection with ELA. MDM returned its stock certificate and the Company returned it to transfer agent for cancelation.

 

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During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Financier 1 converted $44,200 of its July 2013 Note into 6,399 post-split (31,994,477 pre-split) shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.0014 per share. In April 2014, Financier converted the entire remaining note balance, and released the company from its debt. On or about June 3, 2014, the Company issued another note to the Financier payable for $32,500 (“September 2014 Note”), of which $2,500 was for legal fees associated with the transaction. The terms of the new note were similar to the terms of prior note. On January 30, 2015, Financier 1 converted $10,000 of its June 2014 Note into 115 post-split (574,713 per split) shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.0174 per share. On March 6, 2015, Financier 1 converted $1,170 of its June 2014 Note into 2,996 post the new 1000:1 split shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.3905 per share. The remaining balance of the note in the sum of $21,330 was sold by said investor during March 2015 to a third party in a deal that the Company is not a part to.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Financier 2 converted $66,178 of its note into 64,400 post-split (322,000,000 pre-split) shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.00021 per share.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 GV Global Communications, Inc. converted 7,770 of its Series C Preferred Stock into 12,910 post-split (64,551,667 pre-split) common shares. The Company issued 4,204 additional shares (21,021,900 shares pre-split) to settle calculation differences on conversions.

 

On or about November 14, 2014 the Company and the holder of the Vulcan note entered into settlement agreement terminate any and all agreements between them and to resolve all disputes existing between them, which are the subject of Holder’s draft complaint which has yet to be filed, upon the terms and conditions of which the Company will issue the Holder 200 post-split shares (1,000,000 pre-split shares) of common stock (the “Settlement Shares”) at a cost basis of $0.12 per share representing aggregate consideration of $120,000 (the “Settlement Amount”). The stock certificate representing the Settlement Shares shall bear the standard 1933 Act restrictive legend. Holder, at its sole option, at any time prior to December 31, 2015, may convert the Settlement Shares into Series D Preferred Shares with a stated value of $120,000, a conversion price of $0.12 and liquidation and dividend rights to be determined.

 

During the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financier 1 received 574,713 additional shares for reducing its note balance by $12,629 and sold the remaining note balance of $21,330 to a third party. Financier 2 received 352,000 pre-split shares when it converted its remaining balance. Kirish received 50,000,000 pre-split shares worth $197,717 for assuming the Glendon note payable.

 

On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Agreement with Fleming PLLC, pursuant to which the Company issued 3,200,000 shares of common stock to Fleming PLLC in consideration of the forgiveness of trade debt payable by the Company in the amount of $32,000. The agreement was canceled and 3,200,000 shares were returned to treasury as of December 31, 2015.

 

On February 2, 2015, the Company’s transfer agent issued Blackbridge Capital, LLC (“Blackbridge”) 4,843,398 shares of common stock (the “Blackbridge Shares”) upon Blackbridge submitting a conversion notice converting a Convertible Promissory Note (the “Blackbridge Note”) in the principal amount of $90,000 plus interest. The Blackbridge Shares were issued without a standard restrictive legend as Blackbridge delivered a legal opinion to remove the restrictive legend under Rule 144 together with the conversion note. The Company believes that Blackbridge was in breach of the agreements entered with the Company in June 2014. The Company is contemplating commencing litigation against Blackbridge in connection with this matter. Blackbridge received 4,843,398 pre-split shares to satisfy its outstanding balance for the commitment fee of $92,848 including accrued interest.

 

On May 9, 2015, GV Global converted $1,500 of its debt payable to 199,273 shares of common stock. On May 15, 2015, GV Global converted $1,975 of its note payable to 262,378 shares of common stock.

 

On August 26, 2015, the Company finalized a consulting agreement that it entered into on August 11, 2015 with Michael Korsunsky ("Consultant") pursuant to which Consultant was engaged by the Company to (i) provide introductions to strategic business alliances, (ii) advise on exposure and risk in the operation of smart phone applications and (iii) advise on market fluctuations within the different categories of the smart phone application delivery services sector, in consideration of 100,000 restricted shares of common stock of the Company, which shares were issued on or around August 26, 2015. The fair value of the services is $26,000.

 

On August 31, 2015, Direct Communications gave a notice of conversion to Company stating its intention to convert 250 Series D Preferred Shares to 250,000 common shares, which were issued on or around that date.

 

On November 11, 2015, the Company issued 23,700 shares to convert the note that had been held by Financier, that was sold to a third party in March 2015. This note had a value of $21,330 at the time of the conversion.

 

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Treasury Stock

 

On April 25, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program. Under the program, the Company is authorized to purchase up to 200-post-split (1,000,000 pre-split) of its shares of common stock in open market transactions at the discretion of management. All stock repurchases will be subject to the requirements of Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and other rules that govern such purchases. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had repurchased 8-post-split shares (38,000 pre-split) shares of its common shares in the open market, which were returned to treasury. On December 31, 2014, the Company returned 40,000 post-split shares (200,000,000 pre-split shares) to treasury in connection with the dissolution of the licensing agreement with third party.

 

During the first quarter of 2015, Company’s counsel, who had previously been issued 32,000 shares as compensation, returned those shares to Treasury. As of December 31, 2015, the Company has 1,040 treasury shares at cost basis.

 

Series B Preferred Shares

 

On November 1, 2011, the Company and certain creditors entered into a Settlement Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) whereby without admitting any wrongdoing on either part, the parties settled all previous agreements and resolved any existing disputes. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Company agreed to issue the creditors 45,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock of the Company on a pro-rata basis. Following the issuance and delivery of the shares of Series B Preferred Stock to said creditors, as well as surrendering the undelivered shares, the Settlement Agreement resulted in the settlement of all debts, liabilities and obligations between the parties.

 

The Series B Preferred Stock has a stated value of $100 per share and is convertible into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.30 per share representing 3,000 posts split (15,000,000 pre-split) common shares. Furthermore, the Series B Preferred Stock votes on an as converted basis and carries standard anti-dilution rights. These rights were subsequently removed, except in cases of stock dividends or splits. As of December 31, 2015, there are 45,000 Series B Preferred Shares outstanding.

 

Series C Preferred Shares

 

On April 29, 2011, GV Global Communications, Inc. (“GV”) provided funding to the Company in the aggregate principal amount of $111,000 (the “Loan”).  On September 25, 2012, the Company and GV entered into a Conversion Agreement pursuant to which the Company agreed to convert the Loan into 10,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock of the Company, which was approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Each share of Series C Preferred Stock is convertible, at the option of GV, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value (as defined below) by the Conversion Price (as defined below).  The Conversion Price for each share is equal to a 50% discount to the average of the lowest three lowest closing bid prices of the Company’s common stock during the 10-day trading period prior to the conversion with a minimum conversion price of $0.002.  The stated value is $11.00 per share (the “Stated Value”).  The Series C Preferred Stock has no liquidation preference, does not pay dividends and the holder of Series C Preferred Stock shall be entitled to one vote for each share of common stock that the Series C Preferred Stock shall be convertible into.   GV has contractually agreed to restrict its ability to convert the Series C Preferred Stock and receive shares of the Company’s common stock such that the number of shares of the Company’s common stock held by it and its affiliates after such conversion does not exceed 4.9% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, GV Global Communications, Inc. converted 7,770 of its Series C Preferred Stock into 12,010 post-split (64,551,667 common shares pre-split). During the third quarter of 2014, the Company received 4,204 post-split (21,021,900 pre-split) common shares to adjust the shares issued to reflect the amount that both they and the Company believed that they were owed. At December 31, 2015, and at December 31, 2014, GV owns 700 Series C Preferred Shares.

 

The issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock was made in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 506 promulgated under Regulation D thereunder.  GV is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

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Series D Preferred Shares

 

On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”), a Nevada limited liability company currently being formed. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Hermes will license to the Company, on an exclusive basis in the State of California, certain intellectual property relating to Hermes’s system and method for scheduling categorized deliverables, according to demand, at the customer’s location based on smartphone application and/or via the internet, in consideration of 100,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company (the “Preferred Shares”). The preferred stock has a value of $ 1,000 based upon the cost of the license; due to the holder of license is the related party of the Company. The Preferred Shares have no liquidation rights. The Holder of the Preferred Shares will be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to shareholders of the Company on an as-converted basis. The Preferred Shares have a conversion price of $0.01 (the “Conversion Price”) and a stated value of $10.00 per share (the “Stated Value”). Subject to the Company increasing its authorized shares of common stock to 500,000,000, each Preferred Share is convertible, at the option of the Holder, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value by the Conversion Price. The issuance of the Preferred Shares was made in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 506 promulgated under Regulation D thereunder. Hermes is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

On November 14, 2014 the Company and the holder of the Vulcan note entered into settlement agreement terminate any and all agreements between them and to resolve all disputes existing between them, which are the subject of Holder’s draft complaint which has yet to be filed, upon the terms and conditions of which the Company issued the Holder post-split 1,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Settlement Shares”) at a cost basis of $0.12 per share representing aggregate consideration of $120,000 (the “Settlement Amount”). The stock certificate representing the Settlement Shares shall bear the standard 1933 Act restrictive legend. Holder, at its sole option, at any time prior to December 31, 2015, may convert the Settlement Shares into Series D Preferred Shares with a stated value of $120,000, a conversion price of $0.12 and liquidation and dividend rights to be determined.

 

On April 2, 2015, a third party converted 1,000 Series D Preferred shares into 1,000,000 common shares. On May 11th, 2015, Reko Holdings, LLC converted 4,000 shares of its Series D Preferred Stock into 4,000,000 restricted common shares. 

 

On August 31, 2015, Direct Communications gave a notice of conversion to Company stating its intention to convert 250 Series D Preferred Shares to 250,000 common shares, which were issued on or around that date.

 

As of December 31, 2015, there are 94,750 Series D shares outstanding.

 

The issuance of the Preferred Shares was made in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 506 promulgated under Regulation D thereunder. Hermes is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

Director Agreements

 

As of December 31, 2014, and for the period ended December 3, 2013, no directors of the Company held Director Agreements with the Company.

 

As of December 31, 2015 the Company entered with its directors the following agreements: On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray was appointed by Company as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Michael Murray was appointed as CEO, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Murray is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC ("Hermes"), a Nevada limited liability company to be formed. On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement with Hermes, which is the basis for the Company's current technology. Mr. Murray is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Murray's election, upon the Company increasing its authorized shares of common stock, into 9,900,000 shares of common stock. There is no understanding or arrangement between Mr. Murray and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as an executive officer and director.  Mr. Murray does not have any family relationship with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by us to become a director or an executive officer.  Other than the Hermes transaction, Mr. Murray has not had direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction, in which the Company was or is a proposed participant, exceeding $120,000.

 

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On June 30, 2015, Dr. Danny Rittman was appointed by Company as the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company, as well as the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board. Mr. Rittman will be responsible for assembling the Advisory Board. Mr. Rittman is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC ("Hermes"), a Nevada limited liability company to be formed. On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement with Hermes, which is the basis for the Company's current operations. Mr. Rittman is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Rittman 's election, into 9,900,000 shares of common stock. There is no understanding or arrangement between Mr. Rittman and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as an executive officer and director.  Mr. Rittman does not have any family relationship with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by us to become a director or an executive officer.  Other than the Hermes transaction, Mr. Rittman has not had direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction, in which the Company was or is a proposed participant, exceeding $120,000.

 

On or around March 14, 2016 the Company and Dr. Dan Rittman entered into an agreement intended to clarify the relationship between Dr. Rittman and the Company and the ownership of certain intellectual property technology in connection with certain agreements previously entered into between Company and Dr. Rittman and with third parties. Specifically, the Company entered into that certain Territorial License Agreement with Hermes Roll LLC (to be formed) dated March 4, 2015, which such agreement was amended to expand the related territorial license to a worldwide license pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement dated June 16, 2015 (the "Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement"), and that certain Letter Agreement (the "Letter Agreement") entered into between Dr. Rittman and the Company dated August 20, 2015. The aforementioned agreements were tied to the funding of the Company in the minimum amount of $5,000,000 (the "Required Funding") and the assignment to the Company and/or ownership by the Company of all past, present and future technology in the form of intellectual property, including, but not limited to patents, trademarks, domains, applications, social media pages (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn and landing pages) (collectively, the "IP"), which such IP was paid for exclusively by Dr. Rittman and/or his affiliated companies, was contingent upon the Company obtaining the Required Funding by no later than October 30, 2015 (the "Contingency"). Accordingly, it was agreed to by the parties that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by the Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, would be the property of the Company subject to the Contingency. In the event the Contingency was not met, the Letter Agreement would be cancelled and rendered null and void. The Company acknowledged that the Company did not meet the Contingency, technically resulting in the cancellation of the Letter Agreement and rendering the Letter Agreement null and void. Moreover, the Company failed to meet its obligations under the Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, including the further development of the consumer heuristic technology platform, thereby creating a vacuum in its development in all aspects, including the ability to obtain funding, resulting in the need for Dr. Rittman’s partners to perform the necessary development work related to the above agreements. The original License Agreement will remain in place, while other agreements will be null and void. Danny Rittman will resign as an officer of the Company, but will remain as Director and CTO of the Company, and will accommodate the needs of the Company in return for compensation to be agreed by the parties. All intellectual property will remain in the possession of Mr. Rittman and his private partners, and the Company shall remain a licensee per the terms of the original Territorial License Agreement, and will develop the first product with Danny Rittman and his partners.

 

The Company and Dr. Rittman's partners will commence development of the product through a private LLC to be formed under the name "Guardian Patch, LLC" (the “LLC”). Dr. Rittman and certain private investors will provide all of the initial funding for product development, including engaging third party investors.

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

As a Smaller Reporting Company, the Company is not required to include the disclosure under this Item 6. Selected Financial Data.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION

 

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

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report. In addition to historical information, this discussion includes forward-looking information that involves risks and assumptions, which could cause actual results to differ materially from management's expectations. See "Forward-Looking Statements" included in this report.

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

 

This annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward looking statements, including without limitation, statements related to our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including without limitation the following: (i) our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at our discretion; (ii) our plans and results of operations will be affected by our ability to manage growth; and (iii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as ’’may,’’ ’’will,’’ ’’should,’’ ’’could,’’ ’’expects,’’ ’’plans,’’ ’’intends,’’ ’’anticipates,’’ ’’believes,’’ ’’estimates,’’ ’’predicts,’’ ’’potential,’’ or ’’continue’’ or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this Report.

 

This section of the report should be read together with Notes of the Company audited financials. The audited statements of operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and, 2014 are compared in the sections below:

 

General Overview

 

The Company is in the process of developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. Upon development, the technology will consist of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network, worldwide. Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using a human, heuristic based analysis engine. Since the core of the system will be its advanced microchip that will be able to be installed any mobile device, worldwide, Gopher expects that this will result in an internal, private network between all mobile devices utilizing the device by providing mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing, and additional mobile features.

 

Products:

 

The Company applied this technology into an electronic circuit including a proprietary microchip that is within a sticky patch package (the "Patch"). The Patch can be affixed to any object, mobile or static, which will enable the object to which it is affixed to be tracked remotely. It is our goal to allow the electronic circuit to communicate with other similar working patches via a separate, secured and private network. Upon affixing the Patch on an object, the circuit is turned on, after which the electronic circuit regularly transmits an identification signal in order to identify the device's geographical location. The Patch works in conjunction with a software application to provide tracking function operations. The system includes its own power source. The Patch will also perform an emergency feature. In the event of an emergency situation, one would simply peel the Patch off. Upon removing the Patch, it operates in a constant transmission mode, sending emergency signals. The Patch also alerts the user's friends and family about the user's location. No GPS or conventional network is needed.

 

While developing the core technology of the Company, and relaying on prior knowledge, the Company developed Gopher Epsilon Software, which is an internal, proprietary platform that has been developed as a designated tool for the mobile industry to accelerate signoff Reliability Verification (RV) with Accurate and Precise Interactive Error Detection and Correction. The software is targeted to assist microchip designers to produce power-aware, faster performance and longer life span integrated circuits. Ultimately, the software significantly prolongs a battery's life, enabling mobile and static electronic devices longer operation time and better performance.

 

The Company and its partners are preparing to introduce both new products to the market. The products will be presented for time-based license agreements utilizing a designated website on top of customary distributing channels for the product

 

To date, the Company through Dr. Rittman has filed for 16 different patents, as well as trademarks and landing pages that represent the Company’s intellectual properties.

 

On January 7, 2016, the Company issued a press release regarding its filing of a new patent in connection with the Company's development of an electronic circuit within a sticky patch package for global tracking which will work with mobile software applications and other electronic circuits on a separate, secured, private network.

 

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On February 2, 2016, the Company issued a press release regarding the introduction of its first product, GopherAntiTheft(TM), an electronic circuit including a proprietary microchip that is housed within a sticky patch (the "Patch"). The Patch can be affixed to any object, mobile or static, in order to track its location anywhere on Earth. The electronic circuit communicates with other similar working patches via a separate, secured, and private network. The Company announced that, in connection with its GopherInsight(TM) technology, the Company achieved Alpha Phase for its first product, under the internal project name: GopherAntiTheft(TM). The Alpha Phase is product testing for the software/device. The result of the test is that the Patch has been tested and is functional.

 

On February 10, 2016, the Company issued a press release, announcing that, in connection with its GopherInsight(TM) technology, the company achieved signal transmission for its product.

 

On February 15, 2016, the Company issued a press release announced that, in connection with its first product based on its GopherInsight(TM) technology, entered into a consulting and sales agreement with Nastec International Inc. ("Nastec"). Nastec will consult and advise the Company on the marketing and sale of certain products to law enforcement and military agencies including municipalities and/or governmental agencies worldwide outside the United States.

 

Results of Operations:

 

Fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

A comparison of the statements of operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 is as follows:

 

Revenues:

 

The following table summarizes our revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014:

 

Fiscal years ended December 31,  2015   2014 
Total revenues  $90,000   $120,000 

 

The Company was able to leverage its consulting expertise in the area of foreign exchange during the first fiscal quarter of 2015 and 2014. Revenue dropped 25% in 2015, compared to the prior period. Revenue derived from one customer in both cases, but fewer billable hours were billed to the customer during the current period. Given the customer concentration, the customer has more leverage to negotiate favorable rates for consulting services. The Company is changing its business model going forward, and the description of that business can be found in the earlier pages of this document.

 

Operating expenses:

 

The following table summarizes our operating expenses for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014:

 

Fiscal years ended December 31,  2015   2014 
Total operating expenses  $143,272   $364,705 

 

The Company disposed of certain debts between the periods, resulting in lower G&A costs for legal and professional services.

 

Other income (expenses):

 

The following table summarizes our other income (expenses) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014:

 

Fiscal years ended December 31,  2015   2014 
Interest income  $1,935   $48,789 
Interest (expense)   (8,411)   (54,426)
Amortization of debt discount   (35,368)   (7,238)
Writeoff of intangible assets   (1,000)   - 
Loss on settlement on Vulcan Note   -    (45,227)
Change in fair market value of derivative liability   -    7,238 
Total other income/expense   (42,844)   (50,864)

 

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In 2015, the Company converted a number of notes for equity, and is carrying less debt than in 2014, resulting in less interest income and interest expense. In 2015, the Company had a higher amortized debt discount on the GV Global note, which is the only note payable remaining on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Danny Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman agreed to assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform, subject to certain conditions, which as of December 31, 2015 have not been met. As of the end of the fiscal year, the intellectual property developed by Dr. Rittman had not been assigned to the Company. The Company has expensed the stated value of that intellectual property in these financial statements.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our cash and cash equivalents were $21,051 and our accumulated deficit was $2,508,146 at December 31, 2015. This raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.

 

We plan to raise working capital that will allow us to conduct our business for the next twelve months. There is no guarantee regarding our ability to raise that capital. We expect to use the proceeds to fund our short-term capital requirements including paying administrative expenses associated with maintaining our public company’s filings for the next 12 months. In order to implement our business plan and pay various administrative expenses on a minimal basis for the next 12 months, we expect that we will need approximately $200,000. The Company expects that its operating results will fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter in the future and will depend on a number of factors including the state of the worldwide economy and financial markets, which are outside the Company’s control.

 

Debt Financing Arrangements

 

As of December 31, 2015 – the Company has only one convertible note outstanding. The current note balance at December 31, 2015 is $38,924, which includes $6,851 of accrued interest.

 

On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Exchange Agreement with GV Global Communications Inc. (“GV Global”) pursuant to which GV Global exchanged $75,273 in debt into a 10% Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $75,273 (the “GV Note”). The GV Note matures January 21, 2017 (the “Maturity Date”) and interest associated with the GV Note is 10% per annum, which is payable on the Maturity Date. The GV Note is convertible into shares of common stock of the Company, at the option of GV Global, at a conversion price of $0.00752734. GV Global has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the GV Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by it in the aggregate and its affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The GV Note was issued to GV Global in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) under the Securities Act of 1933. GV Global is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. In addition, on March 2, 2015, the Company and GV Global amended that certain 10% Convertible Debenture (the “GV Debenture”) which debt underlying the GV Debenture was initially incurred on October 6, 2009 and exchanged for the GV Debenture on January 19, 2014. The parties agreed that the conversion price in the GV Debenture would not be impacted by the 1:1,000 stock split implemented by the Company on February 24, 2015 and will remain $0.0075273. Beneficial Conversion Feature (“BCF”) in the amount of $75,273 has not yet been fully amortized from the note balance. ·The unamortized balance at December 31, 2015 is $39,905.

 

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As of December 31, 2014, notes payable and accrued interest consisted of:

 

   December 31,    
   2014    
Notes payable and accrued interest – Rasel  $73,282   a.
Note payable and accrued interest – Glendon   43,464   b.
Note payable and accrued interest - Third Party Financier 1   33,959   c.
Note payable and accrued interest - Third Party Financier 2   8,592   d.
Note payable and accrued interest – Blackbridge   92,451   e.
         
   $251,748    

 

a) Convertible Notes Payable

 

On October 6, 2009, the Company signed a note payable for $25,000 to Rasel Ltd. due on October 6, 2010, bearing interest at 4% per annum. The proceeds were used to pay for half of existing accounts payable for legal fees incurred at the Company’s inception. On October 20, 2009, the Company signed a note payable for $50,000 payable to Rasel due on October 20, 2010, bearing interest at 4% per annum (collectively, the “Rasel Note”). These proceeds were used to pay for startup costs, audit fees and future expenses. On January 22, 2010, the Company signed a note payable for $50,000 payable to Rasel due on October 30, 2011, bearing interest at 4% per annum. These proceeds were used for working capital and expenditures. On January 22, 2010, the Company signed an amendment to extend the maturity date of the promissory notes in the amount of $25,000 and $50,000 dated October 6, 2009 and October 20, 2009, respectively, to October 30, 2011. On March 2, 2011, the Company and Rasel agreed to extend the maturity of all notes to December 31, 2012, in consideration of adding a conversion feature to the notes with either a 5% discount to the market price or a fixed price of $0.60. The extension of maturity was effective as of December 30, 2010. About 50% of the note balance at December 31, 2013 ($73,812.50) was paid off in 2014 by Financier 2. On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Exchange Agreement with GV Global Communications Inc. (“GV Global”) – which hold the 50% of the remaining balance of the note in default, pursuant to which GV Global exchanged $75,273 in debt into a 10% Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $75,273 (the “GV Note”). The GV Note matures January 21, 2017 (the “Maturity Date”) and interest associated with the GV Note is 10% per annum, which is payable on the Maturity Date. The GV Note is convertible into shares of common stock of the Company, at the option of GV Global, at a conversion price of $0.00752734. GV Global has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the GV Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by it in the aggregate and its affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The GV Note was issued to GV Global in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) under the Securities Act of 1933. GV Global is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. The Company has accrued $1,248 of interest expense in 2014 in connection with this note.

 

At December 31, 2015, the balance of the Rasel note is zero.

 

b) Note Payable

 

At December 31, 2015, the Company recognized a prepaid expense of $14,887 from Glendon, which sold its debt to a third party for $197,717 at December 31, 2014. This money is owed to the Company as the third party overpaid for the debt by the amount of the prepaid expense. The balance at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, including accrued interest, is $0 and $43,464, respectively. The note was reduced for revenue during the fiscal quarter from the note holder. The Company settled the debt outstanding in the amount of $43,464 by assigning the receipt of the revenue to the creditor.

 

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c) Issuance of note payable to third party

 

On July 24, 2013, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with a third party financing source (“Financier 1”), for the issuance of an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $42,500 (the “July 2013 Note”), of which $2,500 was for legal fees associated with the transaction.  The financing closed on July 31, 2013. The July 2013 Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum. All interest and principal must be repaid on April 29, 2014.  The July 2013 Note is convertible into common stock, at Financier 1’s option, at the greater of a 42% discount to the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading day period prior to conversion or $0.00009.  In the event the Company prepays the July 2013 Note in full, the Company is required to pay to Financier 1 an amount in cash equal to all principal, interest and any other amounts owing multiplied by (i) 112% if prepaid during the period commencing on the closing date through 30 days thereafter, (ii) 121% if prepaid 31 days following the closing through 60 days following the closing and (iii) 126% if prepaid 61 days following the closing through 90 days following the closing and (iv) 131% if prepaid 91 days following the closing through 120 days following the closing and (v) 136% if prepaid 121 days following the closing through 150 days following the closing and (vi) 141% if prepaid 151 days following the closing through 180 days following the closing. After the expiration of 180 days following the date of the Note, the Company has no right of prepayment.   Financier 1 has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the July 2013 Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 9.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.   The total net proceeds the Company received from this offering were $42,500, less $2,500 in attorney’s fees. As of the date of the July 2013 Note, the Company is obligated on the Note issued to Financier 1 in connection with the offering. The July 2013 Note is a debt obligation arising other than in the ordinary course of business, which constitutes a direct financial obligation of the Company.  The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended  (the “Act”) for the private placement of these securities pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder as  the  transaction  did not involve a public  offering,  Financier 1 is an accredited  investor, Financier 1 had access to information about the Company  and their  investment,  Financier 1  took the  securities  for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities. In April 2014, Financer converted the entire remaining note balance, and released the company from its debt, which is a zero balance. In June of 2014, the Company issued another note to the Financer payable for $32,500 (“June 2014 Note”), of which $2,500 was for legal fees associated with the transaction. The terms of the new note were similar to the terms described above, with a maturity of March 5, 2015. The June 2014 Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum. All interest and principal must be repaid on maturity.  The June 2014 Note is convertible into common stock, at Financier 1’s option, at the greater of a 42% discount to the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading day period prior to conversion or $0.00001.  In the event the Company prepays the June 2014 Note in full, the Company is required to pay to Financier 1 an amount in cash equal to all principal, interest and any other amounts owing multiplied by (i) 112% if prepaid during the period commencing on the closing date through 30 days thereafter, (ii) 121% if prepaid 31 days following the closing through 60 days following the closing and (iii) 126% if prepaid 61 days following the closing through 90 days following the closing and (iv) 131% if prepaid 91 days following the closing through 120 days following the closing and (v) 136% if prepaid 121 days following the closing through 150 days following the closing and (vi) 141% if prepaid 151 days following the closing through 180 days following the closing. After the expiration of 180 days following the date of the Note, the Company has no right of prepayment.  Financier 1 has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the June 2014 Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.   The total net proceeds the Company received from this offering were $32,500, less $2,500 in attorney’s fees pursuant to the terms of this convertible agreement. As of the date of the June 2014 Note, the Company is obligated on the Note issued to Financier 1 in connection with the offering. The June 2014 Note is a debt obligation arising other than in the ordinary course of business, which constitutes a direct financial obligation of the Company.  The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) for the private placement of these securities pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder as the transaction did not involve a public offering, Financier 1 is an accredited investor, Financier 1 had access to information about the Company and their investment, Financier 1 took the securities for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities.

 

As of December 31, 2014, the June 2014 Note is in default. The balance at December 31, 2015 is $21,330 and accrued interest is $1,380; the note payable balance was reduced by $11,170 due to conversions in the first quarter, and $1,459 of expenses reduced the principal balance as well. During the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financer 1 sold the note to a third party in a deal to which the Company was not a party. The balance of the note at December 31, 2015 is zero. On November 11, 2015, the Company issued 23,700 shares to convert the note that had been held by Financier 1, that was sold to a third party in March 2015. This note had a value of $21,330 at the time of the conversion, and the note balance is zero as of December 31, 2015 as a result of the conversion.

 

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d) Third Party Note Payable

 

On May 13, 2014, the Company entered into an agreement with a third party financing source (“Financer 2”), for the issuance of an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $147,625 (the “May 2014 Note”).  In conjunction with the issuance of the May 2014 Note, an existing note holder (Rasel, owner of the Rasel Notes) agreed to have the proceeds of the May 2014 Note used to offset the amounts owed to them as evidenced by the Assignment of Convertible Debenture agreement dated May 12, 2014, between the holders of the Rasel Notes and Financer 2. The Assignment of Convertible Debenture agreement calls for the Financer 2 to make two payments of $73,812.50 each to the existing note holder (Rasel Notes). On May 13, 2014, the Financer 2 made the first payment to the existing note holder (Rasel Notes), however, Financier 2 defaulted on its obligation to make the second payment per the Assignment of Convertible Debenture agreement. As a result, the Company and Financier 2 have mutually agreed to release Financier 2 from its obligation for the second payment, and the other half of the note in the amount of $73,812.50 reverted back to Rasel. The May 2014 Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum. All interest and principal must be repaid on September 1, 2014.  The May 2104 Note is convertible into common stock, at Financier 2’s option, at the greater of a 42% discount to the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading day period prior to conversion or $0.0001.   Financier 2 has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the May 2014 Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.  As of the date of the May 2014 Note, the Company is obligated on the Note issued to Financier 2 in connection with the offering. The May 2014 Note is a debt obligation arising other than in the ordinary course of business, which constitutes a direct financial obligation of the Company.  The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended  (the “Act”) for the private placement of these securities pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder as the transaction did not involve a public offering, Financier 2 is an accredited investor, Financier 2 had access to information about the Company and their investment, Financier 2 took the securities for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Financier 2 converted 64,400 post-split (322,000,000 pre-split) shares at an average valuation of approximately $0.98 on a post-split basis. The Company has accrued $957 in interest expense in 2014 in connection with this note. At December 31, 2015, the balance is zero, due to conversions during the fiscal year.

 

e) Convertible note payable to Blackbridge

 

On June 16, 2014, the Company entered into a set of agreements (collectively, the “Blackbridge Agreement”) with Blackbridge, a financial services firm. The Company and Blackbridge were discussing an equity line of credit, and the Company agreed to pay Blackbridge a commitment fee of 90,000,000 shares (18,000 shares post-split), and also issued a convertible note for $90,000 having a 5% interest rate that matures on December 16, 2014. The note can be converted after the maturity date. The conversion price is 90% multiplied by the market price, which is defined in the agreement as the lowest of the daily trading price for the common stock during the twenty (20) trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the conversion date.

 

The` Company computed the fair value of the conversion feature at the commitment date, based on the following management assumptions:

 

Expected dividends   0%
Expected volatility   298%
Expected term: conversion feature   183 days 
Risk free interest rate   0.11%

 

The fair value of the embedded conversion option on the commitment date was $7,238. The Company recorded a related debt discount of $7,238, which is amortized over the life of the debt. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, the Company amortized $7,238 of debt discount. At December 31, 2014, the Company re-measured the derivative liability and recorded a fair value of $0 due to the loan being in default. As a result of the re-measurement, the Company recorded a change in fair value associated with this derivative liability as an expense totaling $7,238 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. The Company does not believe that the debt is valid, but has accrued the notes on its financial statements to be conservative. The reason that it does not believe the Blackbridge Agreement to be valid is that the parties agreed at the time that the Blackbridge Agreement was signed that it would take 90-120 days to file an S-1 to register the shares needed for the equity line of credit and that such commitment fee would not be payable until such time. The Blackbridge Agreement states, however, that the Company has only 60 days from the date that the Agreement was signed to file an S-1 to register the shares, which the parties agreed was an impossible requirement to meet. The failure to meet that requirement was an event of default in the Blackbridge Agreement, and the counterparty, which could terminate the Blackbridge Agreement at its sole discretion, did not grant a waiver of this clause, despite knowing that that requirement was unrealistic, particularly given the Company’s thin cash position. The inability to register the shares within the required timeframe guaranteed the default of the Company under the Blackbridge Agreement from the outset. As such, the Company believes that said Agreement is null and void, because it lacked the capacity to perform under the Blackbridge.

 

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In 2014, the Company accrued $2,451 of interest expense associated with this note; an additional $397 of interest was accrued during the first quarter of 2015. As of December 31, 2015, the balance is zero.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on the Company’s financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on the Company's financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Dividends

 

The Company has not yet adopted any policy regarding payment of dividends.  No dividends have been paid or declared since the Date of Inception.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Use of Estimates

 

Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations is based upon our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The preparation of our financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires us to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements, the reported amounts and classification of revenues and expenses during the periods presented, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. We evaluate our estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis and material changes in these estimates or assumptions could occur in the future. Changes in estimates are recorded on the period in which they become known. We base our estimates on historical experience and various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances and at that time, 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. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates if past experience or other assumptions do not turn out to be substantially accurate.

 

We believe that the accounting policies described below are critical to understanding our business, results of operations, and financial condition because they involve significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our financial statements. An accounting is deemed to be critical if it requires a judgment or accounting estimate to be made based on assumptions about matters that are highly uncertain, and if different estimates that could have been used, or if changes in the accounting estimates that are reasonably likely to occur periodically, could materially impact our financial statements. Other significant accounting policies, primarily those with lower levels of uncertainty than those discussed below, are also critical to understanding our financial statements. The notes to our financial statements contain additional information related to our accounting policies and should be read in conjunction with this discussion.

 

Presentation and Basis of Financial Statements

 

The accompanying audited condensed financial statements include the accounts of Gopher Protocol Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, DirectJV Investments, Inc. (together “Gopher” or the Company”) and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Presentation and Basis of Financial Statements

 

The accompanying financial statements include the accounts of Gopher Protocol, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, DirectJV Investments, Inc. (together “Gopher” or the Company”), and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

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All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

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 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. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates in the accompanying financial statements include depreciable lives of property and equipment, valuation of beneficial conversion feature debt discounts, valuation of derivatives, valuation of share-based payments and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.

 

Cash

 

The Company considers all highly liquid financial instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

Notes and Short-Term Receivable

 

The notes and short-term receivable are carried at cost, which approximates fair value. The Company measures the impairment of loans based on its historical loan collection experience and existing economic conditions. Impairment is recognized when management believes it is probable that payments will not be received on some portion of the loan, which is determined on an individual loan basis. The Company evaluates loans for impairment on an annual basis or when there are indications that the loan may not be collected. When management determines that a loan is impaired it is placed on non-accrual status, and an allowance for loan losses is established to recognize the estimated amount of impairment. Payments received on non-accrual loans are generally applied to the outstanding principal balance. Loans are removed from non-accrual status when management believes that the borrower will resume making the payments required by the loan agreement.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost and the related depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets. Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to operations as incurred. Renewals and betterments are capitalized. Upon the sale or retirement of an asset, the related costs and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is recognized in the results of operations. As required by U.S. GAAP for long-lived assets, the Company evaluates the fair value of its property and equipment on an annual basis or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Any impairment of value is recognized when the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value. There were no impairment losses for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and December 3, 2014.

 

Fair value measurements

 

Financial instruments and certain non-financial assets and liabilities are measured at their fair value as determined based on the assets highest and best use. GAAP has established a framework for measuring fair value that is based on a hierarchy that requires that the valuation technique used be based on the most objective inputs available for measuring a particular asset or liability. There are three broad levels in the fair value hierarchy that describe the degree of objectivity of the inputs used to determine fair value. The fair value hierarchy is set forth below:

 

Level 1 — inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

Level 2 — inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.

Level 3 — inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement. They are based on best information available in the absence of level 1 and 2 inputs.

 

The carrying value of financial instruments, which include cash and cash equivalents, notes receivable, notes payable, and accrued expenses, approximate their fair values due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

 

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Treasury Stock

 

Treasury stock is recorded at cost. The re-issuance of treasury shares is accounted for on a first in, first-out basis and any difference between the cost of treasury shares and the re-issuance proceeds are charged or credited to additional paid-in capital. During 2011, the Company bought back 8 post-split shares (38,000 pre-split) shares of its own shares. On December 31, 2014, the Company returned 40,000 post-split shares (200,000,000 pre-split shares) to treasury in connection with the dissolution of the licensing agreement with third party. During the first quarter of 2015, Company’s counsel, who had previously been issued 32,000 shares as compensation, returned those shares to Treasury. As of December 31, 2015, the Company has 1,040 treasury shares at cost basis.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under FASB Codification Topic 740-10-25 (“ASC 740-10-25”) Income Taxes. Under ASC 740-10-25, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Under ASC 740-10-25, the effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount of tax benefits expected to be realized.

 

U.S. GAAP requires that, in applying the liability method, the financial statement effects of an uncertain tax position be recognized based on the outcome that is more likely than not to occur. Under this criterion the most likely resolution of an uncertain tax position should be analyzed based on technical merits and on the outcome that would likely be sustained under examination. The Company had no uncertain tax positions as of December 31, 2015. The Company is current with its tax filing, and filed 2014 tax returns.

 

The Company’s federal income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by the IRS for the years prior to 2011, and the related state income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by state authorities for the years prior to 2011.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognized revenue on arrangements in accordance with FASB Codification Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition” (“ASC Topic 605”). Under ASC Topic 605, revenue is recognized only when the price is fixed and determinable, persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the service is performed and collectability of the resulting receivable is reasonably assured. We had revenue of $90,000 and $120,000 for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, 100% of the Company’s revenue was related to consulting services provided to one company in the foreign exchange business.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

Fair value accounting requires bifurcation of embedded derivative instruments such as conversion 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.

 

Once determined, derivative liabilities are adjusted to reflect fair value at each reporting period end, with any increase or decrease in the fair value being recorded in results of operations as an adjustment to fair value of derivatives. In addition, the fair value of freestanding derivative instruments such as warrants, are also valued using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. 

 

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Earnings (Loss) Per Share

 

In accordance with accounting guidance now codified as FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings per Share,” Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period, excluding the effects of any potentially dilutive securities. Diluted EPS gives effect to all dilutive potential of shares of common stock outstanding during the period including stock options or warrants, using the treasury stock method (by using the average stock price for the period to determine the number of shares assumed to be purchased from the exercise of stock options or warrants), and convertible debt or convertible preferred stock, using the if-converted method. Diluted EPS excludes all dilutive potential of shares of common stock if their effect is anti-dilutive. Because of the Company’s net losses, the effects of stock options, convertible notes, and convertible preferred stock would be anti-dilutive and accordingly, is excluded from the computation of earnings per share. Diluted loss per share has not been computed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 because any potential additional common shares would reduce the reported loss per share and therefore have an antidilutive effect.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a Smaller Reporting Company, the Company is not required to include the disclosure under this Item.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

The information required by Item 8 appears at Page F-1, which appears after the signature page to this report.

 

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

 

Previous independent registered public accounting firm

 

On April 21, 2015 (the “Resignation Date”), Alan R. Swift, CPA, P.A. (the “Former Auditor”) resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company.

 

The report of the Former Auditor on the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and such reports were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principle, except that the reports included an explanatory paragraph relating to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 and through the Resignation Date, the Company has not had any disagreements with the Former Auditor on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the Former Auditor’s satisfaction, would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the Company’s financial statements for such years.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 and through the Resignation Date, there were no reportable events, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

 

The Company has requested that our Former Auditor furnish us with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the above statements, which he did.

 

New independent registered public accounting firm

 

On April 21, 2015 (the “Engagement Date”), the Company engaged Anton & Chia, LLP (“New Auditor”) as its independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The decision to engage the New Auditor as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

During the two most recent fiscal years and through the Engagement Date, the Company has not consulted with the New Auditor regarding either:

 

1.     application of accounting principles to any specified transaction, either completed or proposed,

or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither

a written report was provided to the Company nor oral advice was provided that the New Auditor

concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting,

auditing or financial reporting issue; or

 

2.     any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in Regulation S-K, Item 304(a)(1)(iv)

and the related instructions) or reportable event (as defined in Regulation S-K, Item 304(a)(1)(v)).

 

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ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal Executive Officer and principal executive Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Based upon that evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer has concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of the end of the applicable period to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act (i) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and (ii) is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.


As a smaller reporting company, without a viable business and revenues, the Company does not have the resources to install a dedicated staff with deep expertise in all facets of SEC disclosure and GAAP compliance. As is the case with many smaller reporting companies, the Company will continue to consult with its external auditors and attorneys as it relates to new accounting principles and changes to SEC disclosure requirements. The Company has found that this approach worked well in the past and believes it to be the most cost effective solution available for the foreseeable future. The Company will conduct a review of existing sign-off and review procedures as well as document control protocols for critical accounting spreadsheets. The Company will also increase management’s review of key financial documents and records.

 

As a smaller reporting company, the Company does not have the resources to fund sufficient staff to ensure a complete segregation of responsibilities within the accounting function. However, Company management does review, and will increase the review of, financial statements on a monthly basis, and the Company’s external auditor conducts reviews on a quarterly basis. These actions, in addition to the improvements identified above, will minimize any risk of a potential material misstatement occurring.

 

Managements Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

·Pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and disposition of our assets;

 

·Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and

 

·Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations and provide only reasonable assurance, not absolute assurance, with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. The design of an internal control system reflects resource constraints and the benefits must be considered relative to the costs of implementing and maintaining the system.

 

Management assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014. This assessment was based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Based on our assessment, other than the control weakness mentioned above, we believe that as of December 31, 2014 the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was not effective based on those criteria. There is a division of duties problem, caused by the fact that we are thinly staffed. The reason for this thin staffing level is that fact that we do not currently have a viable business with revenues and cash flow to support higher levels of staff.

 

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This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit us to provide only management’s report in this annual report.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2015, that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Not applicable

 

PART III

 

ITEM 10.  DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERANCE

 

Below are the names and certain information regarding our executive officers and directors:

 

Name   Age   Position with the Company
         
Michael Murray   46   Principal Executive Officer, President, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer and Director
         
Danny Rittman   53   Principal Technology Officer and Director

 

On or about October 8, 2014, Erik Klinger resigned as CEO and sole director to devote more time to other projects. On the same day, Andrew Cox assumed the position of CEO and sole director.

 

On or about November 6, 2014, Andrew Cox resigned to pursue other opportunities. Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel was appointed CEO and sole director.

 

On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray agreed to join as CEO, President, CFO and Director. Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel resigned the following day, on April 23, 2015.

 

On June 30, 2015, Danny Rittman joined as Chief Technology Officer as Director.

Our directors are elected for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and qualified.

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships among our directors and executive officers. There is no arrangement or understanding between or among our executive officers and directors pursuant to which any director or officer was or is to be selected as a director or officer.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

To our knowledge, during the last ten years, none of our directors and executive officers has:

 

·Had a 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.

 

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·Been convicted in a criminal proceeding or been subject to a pending criminal proceeding, excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses.

 

·Been subject to any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities.

 

·Been 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.

 

·Been the subject to, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reverse, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization, any registered entity, or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

Committees

 

The Board of Directors does not have a standing nominating committee. Nominations for election to the Board of Directors may be made by the Board of Directors or by any shareholder entitled to vote for the election of directors in accordance with our bylaws and Nevada law. Meetings may be held from time to time to consider matters for which approval of our Board of Directors is desirable or is required by law.

 

Advisory Board

 

The Company is currently finalizing its Advisory Board and the appointments of its Advisory Board members. The primary function of the contemplated Advisory Board will be to advise the Company by providing non-binding recommendations to the Company's Board of Directors with respect to matters that fall within each of the Advisory Board members' respective areas of expertise. Advisory Board members will receive remuneration in the form of cash and stock options in consideration of serving as Advisory Board members and each Advisory Board member's term of will be one (1) year from the date of appointment or until a successor is duly elected.

 

The contemplated advisory board members are key figures and veterans of the technology industry and considered to be experts in their fields. Each holds PhD degrees from prestige universities and are well-known figures in the academic arena. The advisory board contributes a wide variety of technological expertise to the corporation’s R&D, among them are Integrated Circuits reliability and design concepts, EDA (Electronic Design Automation) software architecture and automation algorithms. In addition, the members’ experience and current roll in industry key positions bring more knowledge in the areas of mobile technology, physics, and advanced mathematics. The Company's CTO, Dr. Dan Rittman will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

 

The Company's Director, Dan Rittman, PhD, will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board, which may be comprised of the following additional members, upon completion: (i) Michael Zaslavsky, PhD. Director of IC’s Reliability Simulation Council. Accomplished ASIC/CAD/Reliability Engineer with more than 15 years of demonstrated experience in the leading-edge semiconductor technology and EDA industries.(ii) Stoicho Dimitrov Stoichev, PhD. Dean of Faculty of Computer Systems and Control, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Electrical and radio engineering, (iii) William Xia, PHD. Solid State Physics/Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University. Lead corporate research and development’s mask layout design and tape out for various analog/RF, mixed signal, 3D, and other new technology test chips. (iv)Valeri Feinberg, PhD in Mathematics, Doctor of Science in Computer Engineering. The author of five monographs and more than 120 papers in Math. Computer Science, and Engineering of CAD/CAM Systems.

 

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Agreements with Officers and Directors

 

As of December 31, 2014:

 

Effective January 2, 2012, Erik Klinger was appointed by the Company to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Company.  On May 20, 2013, Mr. Klinger also assumed the title of Chief Executive Officer, concurrent with Robert Price’s departure. On October 7, 2014, Andrew Cox was appointed by the Company to serve as the President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and Treasurer as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Erik Klinger resigned as an executive officer and director of the Company to pursue other interests.

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

Name and      Salary   Bonus   Restricted
Stock
Awards
   Option
Awards
   Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
   Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
   All Other
Compensation
   Total 
Position  Year   ($)   ($)   ($)   ($)   ($)   ( $)   ($)   ($) 
                                     
 Erik Klinger   2013    0    0    0    0    0    0    49,200    49,200 
   2014    0    0    0    0    0    0    32,000    32,000 

 

As of December 31, 2015 the Company entered with its directors the following agreements:

 

On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray was appointed by Company as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Michael Murray was appointed as CEO, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Murray is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC ("Hermes"), a Nevada limited liability company to be formed. On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement with Hermes, which is the basis for the Company's current technology. Mr. Murray is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Murray's election, upon the Company increasing its authorized shares of common stock, into 9,900,000 shares of common stock. There is no understanding or arrangement between Mr. Murray and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as an executive officer and director.  Mr. Murray does not have any family relationship with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by us to become a director or an executive officer.  Other than the Hermes transaction, Mr. Murray has not had direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction, in which the Company was or is a proposed participant, exceeding $120,000.

 

On June 30, 2015, Dr. Danny Rittman was appointed by Company as the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company, as well as the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board. Dr. Rittman will be responsible for assembling the Advisory Board. Dr. Rittman is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC ("Hermes"), a Nevada limited liability company to be formed. On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement with Hermes, which is the basis for the Company's current operations. Mr. Rittman is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Dr. Rittman 's election, into 9,900,000 shares of common stock. There is no understanding or arrangement between Dr. Rittman and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as an executive officer and director.  Dr. Rittman does not have any family relationship with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by us to become a director or an executive officer.  Other than the Hermes transaction, Mr. Rittman has not had direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction, in which the Company was or is a proposed participant, exceeding $120,000.

 

On or around March 14, 2016 the Company and Dr. Danny Rittman entered into agreement intended to clarify the relationship between Dr. Rittman and the Company and the ownership of certain technology in connection with certain agreements previously entered into between Company and Dr. Rittman and with third parties. Specifically, the Company entered into that certain Territorial License Agreement with Hermes Roll LLC (to be formed) dated March 4, 2015, which such agreement was amended to expand the related territorial license to a worldwide license pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement dated June 16, 2015 (the "Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement"), and that certain Letter Agreement (the "Letter Agreement") entered into between Dr. Rittman and the Company dated August 20, 2015. The aforementioned agreements were tied to the funding of the Company in the minimum amount of $5,000,000 (the "Required Funding") and the assignment to the Company and/or ownership by the Company of all past, present and future technology in the form of intellectual property, including, but not limited to patents, trademarks, domains, applications, social media pages (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn and landing pages) (collectively, the "IP"), which such IP was paid for exclusively by Dr. Rittman and/or his affiliated companies, was contingent upon the Company obtaining the Required Funding by no later than October 30, 2015 (the "Contingency"). Accordingly, it was agreed to by the parties that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by the Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, would be the property of the Company subject to the Contingency. In the event the Contingency was not met, the Letter Agreement would be cancelled and rendered null and void. The Company acknowledged that the Company did not meet the Contingency, technically resulting in the cancellation of the Letter Agreement and rendering the Letter Agreement null and void. Moreover, the Company failed to meet its obligations under the Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, including the further development of the consumer heuristic technology platform, thereby creating a vacuum in its development in all aspects, including the ability to obtain funding, resulting in the need for Dr. Rittman’s partners to perform the necessary development work related to the above agreements. The original License Agreement will remain in place, while other agreements will be terminated and rendered null and void. Dr. Rittman will resign as an executive officer of the Company, but will remain as Director and technical consultant of the Company, and will accommodate the needs of the Company in return for compensation to be agreed by the parties. All intellectual property will remain in the possession of Dr. Rittman and his private partners, and the Company shall remain a licensee per the terms of the original Territorial License Agreement, and will develop the first product with Dr. Rittman and his partners.

 

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The Company and Danny Rittman partners will commence development of the product via a private LLC to be incorporated under the name Guardian Patch, LLC (hereafter the “LLC”). Dr. Rittman and private investors will provide all initial funding for product development, including engaging third parties.

 

Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, requires our directors, executive officers and persons who own more than 10% of our common stock to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of common stock and other of our equity securities. During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technical Officer, as well as two major shareholders, filed the required reports (on Form Rule 13d-101) under Section 16.

 

Code of Ethics

We have adopted a Code of Ethics that applies to all officers, directors and employees. The Company will provide to any person without charge a copy of such code of ethics upon written request to the Company at its registered offices.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

The following tables set forth all compensation paid with respect of our Chief Executive Officer for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

Name and      Salary   Bonus   Restricted
Stock
Awards
   Option
Awards
   Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
   Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
   All Other
Compensation
   Total 
Position  Year   ($)   ($)   ($)   ($)   ($)   ( $)   ($)   ($) 
                                              
Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel   2014    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0 
    2015    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0 
                                              
Michael Murray   2014    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0 
    2015    0    0    *    0    0    0    0    0 
                                              
Danny Rittman   2014    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0 
    2015    0    0    *    0    0    0    0    0 

 

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The compensation discussed herein addresses all compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to our named executive officer.

 

There are no other stock option plans, retirement, pension, or profit sharing plans for the benefit of our sole officer and director other than as described herein.

 

* Mr. Murray and Dr. Rittman each own 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at their election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

Director Compensation

During fiscal years 2014 and 2013, no director received compensation.

 

As part of License Agreement, the Company compensated each of its two directors (which were not directors at the time of granting) 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at their election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

Mr. Klinger’s total compensation was $81,200 over the two-year period from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.

 

Name  Fees Earned
or Paid in
Cash
($)
   Stock
Awards ($)
   Stock
Options
($)
   Non-equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)
   Non-Qualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings ($)
   All Other
Compensation
($)
   Total ($) 
                                    
Erik Klinger       0    0    0    0    81,200    81,200 

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

 

Other than the above disclosure there are no outstanding equity awards outstanding at December 31, 2015.

 

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

 

The following table identifies, as of March 31, 2016, the number and percentage of outstanding shares of Common Stock owned by (i) each person known to the Company who owns more than five percent of the outstanding Common Stock, (ii) each named executive officer and director, and (iii) and all executive officers and directors of the Company as a group:

 

Name of Beneficial Owner  Common
Stock
Beneficially
Owned (1)
   Percentage
of
Common
Stock (1)
 
         
Reko Holdings LLC (3)   71,050    92.08%
Michael D. Murray (2) (3)   9,900    61.82%
Dan Rittman (2) (3)   9,900     61.82%
Direct Communications, Inc. (3)   9,200    60.07%
           
All Officers and Directors as a Group   0    0%

 

(1) Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the Rule 13d-3(d)(1) of the Exchange Act, as amended and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities. Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, shares of common stock that an individual or group has a right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the exercise of options or warrants are deemed to be outstanding for the purposes of computing the percentage ownership of such individual or group, but are not deemed to be outstanding for the purposes of computing the percentage ownership of any other person shown in the table. The above is based on 6,121,412 shares of common stock outstanding as of March 18, 2016.

 

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(2) Officer and/or director of the Company.

 

(3) Represents shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of Series D Preferred Stock.

 

No Director, executive officer, affiliate or any owner of record or beneficial owner of more than 5% of any class of voting securities of the Company is a party adverse to the Company or has a material interest adverse to the Company.

 

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

 

On or about October 8, 2014, Erik Klinger resigned as CEO and sole director to devote more time to other projects. On the same day, Andrew Cox assumed the position of CEO and sole director.

 

On or about November 6, 2014, Andrew Cox resigned to pursue other opportunities. Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel was appointed CEO and sole director.

 

On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray agreed to join as CEO, President, CFO and Director. Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel resigned the following day, on April 23, 2015.

 

On June 30, 2015, Dr. Danny Rittman joined as Chief Technology Officer as Director.

 

Procedures for Approval of Related Party Transactions

 

Our Board of Directors is charged with reviewing and approving all potential related party transactions.  All such related party transactions must then be reported under applicable SEC rules. We have not adopted other procedures for review, or standards for approval, of such transactions, but instead review them on a case-by-case basis.

 

Director Independence

 

The Board of Directors is currently evaluating committee charters with the goal of establishing a Compensation Committee, Governance and Nominating Committee and an Audit Committee.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

On April 17, 2013 (the “Engagement Date”), the Company engaged Alan R. Swift, CPA, P.A. (“Former Auditor”) as its independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.  The decision to engage the Auditor as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

On or around April 17, 2015, the Company notified Auditor that its firm was dismissed. On or around the same date, the Company notified Anton & Chia that it had been approved by the Company’s Board of Directors to be the new auditor (“New Auditor”).

 

Audit Fees

 

For the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we were billed approximately $29,000 by New Auditor for professional services rendered for the review of our financial statements.

 

For the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we were billed approximately $19,250 by our Former Auditor for professional services rendered for the audit of our financial statements.

 

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All Other Fees

 

The Company did not incur any other fees related to services rendered by our Former or New Auditor for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

Effective May 6, 2003, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted rules that require that before our auditor is engaged by us to render any auditing or permitted non-audit related service, the engagement be:

 

● approved by our audit committee; or

● entered into pursuant to pre-approval policies and procedures established by the audit committee, provided the policies and procedures are detailed as to the particular service, the audit committee is informed of each service, and such policies and procedures do not include delegation of the audit committee's responsibilities to management.

 

We do not have an audit committee. Our entire board of directors pre-approves all services provided by our independent auditors.

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
3.1   Certificate of Incorporation of Forex International Trading Corp. (6)
3.2   Bylaws of Forex International Trading Corp. (6)
3.3   Certificate of Designation for Series A Preferred Stock (14)
3.4   Certificate of Designation for Series B Preferred Stock (21)
3.5   Certificate of Designation – Series C Preferred Stock (22)
3.6   Amendment to the Certificate of Designation for the Series B Preferred Stock (25)
3.7   Amendment to the Certificate of Designation for the Series C Preferred Stock(25)
3.8   Certificate of Change filed pursuant to NRS 78.209 (31)
3.9   Articles of Merger filed pursuant to NRS 92.A.200 (31)
3.10   Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Gopher Protocol Inc. (34)
4.1   Convertible Promissory Note issued by the Company to ATL dated July 8, 2010 (3)
4.2   Secured and Collateralized Promissory Note issued by ATL to the Company dated July 8, 2010 (3)
4.3   Collateral and Security Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Group and ATL dated July 7, 2010 (3)
4.4   Promissory Note issued to Rasel Ltd. Dated October 6, 2009(7)
4.5   Promissory Note issued to Rasel Ltd. Dated October 20, 2009 (7)
4.6   Letter Agreement between Rasel Ltd. and Forex International Trading Corp. dated January 22, 2011 (8)
4.7   Letter Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Group and ATL dated November 8, 2010(9)
4.8   6% Convertible Note issued to APH (11)
4.9   6% Convertible Debenture issued to HAM  dated April 5, 2011 (14)
4.10   Promissory Note dated November 30, 2011 issued to Cordellia d.o.o. in the amount of $1,000,000 (18)
4.11   $500,000 Convertible Promissory Note issued by Forex International Trading Corp. (23)
4.12   $400,000 Secured and Collateralized Promissory Note issued by Vulcan Oil & Gas Inc.  (23)
4.13   Securities Purchase Agreement dated July 24, 2013 entered with Asher Enterprise Inc. (26)
4.14   Convertible Promissory Note issued to Asher Enterprises Inc. (26)
4.15   10% Convertible Debenture issued to GV Global Communications Inc. (30)
4.16   Amendment to 10% Convertible Promissory Debenture held by GV Global Communications, Inc. (32)
4.17   Series D Preferred Stock Certificate of Designation (32)
10.1   Software Licensing Agreement dated April 12, 2010, by and between Forex International Trading Corp and Triple (1)
10.2   Employment Agreement dated April 23, 2010, by and between Forex International Trading Corp and Darren Dunckel (2)
10.3   Letter Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Anita Atias, dated July 29, 2010 (4)
10.4   Letter Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Stewart Reich, dated July 29, 2010 (4)
10.5   Letter Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Mr. William Glass, dated August 6, 2010 (5)

 

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10.6   Share Exchange Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and APH (10)
10.7   Letter Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp., APH, Medirad Inc. and Rasel Ltd. (11)
10.8   Letter Amendment by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and William Glass, dated March 4, 2011 (13)
10.9   Letter Amendment by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Stewart Reich, dated March 4, 2011 (13)
10.10   Employment Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Liat Franco, dated March 7, 2011 (13)
10.11   Agreement between Forex International Trading Corp. and APH dated April 5, 2011 (14)
10.12   Conversion Agreement between MP and Forex International Trading Corp. dated April 5, 2011 (14)
10.13   Share Exchange Agreement between Forex International Trading Corp. and dated April 5, 2011 (14)
10.14   Agreement to Unwind and Mutual Release dated as of July 11, 2011 by and between Forex International Trading Corp., Forex NYC and Wheatley Investment Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Centurion Private Equity, LLC dated June 27, 2011 (16)
10.15   Registration Rights Agreement with Centurion by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Centurion Private Equity, LLC dated June 27, 2011 (16)
10.16   Intentionally Left Blank
10.17   Settlement Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp., A.T. Limited, Watford Holding Inc. and James Bay Holdings, Inc. dated November 1, 2011 (17)
10.18   Settlement and Foreclosure Agreement between Forex International Trading Corp., AP Holdings Limited, H.A.M Group Limited and Cordellia d.o.o.(18)
10.19   Annulment of Share Purchase Agreement dated December 5, 2011 between Triple 8 Limited, AP Holdings Limited, H.A.M Group Limited and 888 Markets (Jersey) Limited (18)
10.20   Promissory Note issued to Forex International Trading Corp. dated December 13, 2011 (19)
10.21   Stock Pledge Agreement executed by Fortune Market Media Inc. dated December 13, 2011 (19)
10.22   Conversion Agreement between the Company and GV Global Communications, Inc. (22)
10.23   Agreement by and between and Direct JV Investments Inc., Forex International Trading Corporation and Vulcan Oil & Gas Inc. dated January 7, 2013 (23)
10.24   Evaluation License Agreement dated September 2, 2013, by and between Forex International Trading Corp and Micrologic Design Automation, Inc. (27)
10.25   Letter Agreement dated January 2, 2014, by and between Forex International Trading Corp and Micrologic Design Automation, Inc. (28)
10.26   Settlement Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Leova Dobris dated November 14, 2014 (29)
10.27   Exchange Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Vladimir Kirish dated January 22, 2015 (30)
10.28   Exchange Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and GV Global Communications Inc. dated January 22, 2015 (30)
10.29   Agreement by and between Forex International Trading Corp. and Fleming PLLC dated January 22, 2015 (30)
10.30   Territorial License Agreement dated March 4, 2015, by and between Gopher Protocol Inc. and Hermes Roll LLC (32)
10.31   Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement dated June 16, 2015 by and between Hopher Protocol Inc. and Hermes Roll LLC (35)
10.32   Letter Agreement dated August 20, 2015 by and between Gopher Protocol Inc. and Dr. Danny Rittman (36)
10.33   Consulting Agreement dated August 11, 2015, by and between Gopher Protocol Inc. and Michael Korsunsky (37)
10.34   Letter Agreement dated March 14, 2016 by and between Gopher Protocol Inc. and Dr. Danny Rittman.
16.1   Letter from Alan R. Swift, CPA, P.A. (33)
21.1   List of Subsidiaries (24)
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 

 

(1) Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2010
(2) Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2010

 

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(3)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 13, 2010
(4)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2010
(5)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2010
(6)   Incorporated by reference to the Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on September 9, 2009.
(7)   Incorporated by reference to the Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on November 2, 2009.
(8)   Incorporated by reference to the Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on January 29, 2010.
(9)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 22, 2010
(10)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 17, 2010
(11)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 3, 2011
(12)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 2, 2011
(13)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2011
(14)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2011
(15)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 10-Q Quarterly Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 20, 2011
(16)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 29, 2011
(17)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2011
(18)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 12, 2011
(19)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 16, 2011
(20)   Incorporated by referenced to the Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2012
(21)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 10-Q Quarterly Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2012
(22)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 27, 2012.
(23)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 9, 2013.
(24)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2013.
(25)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 10-Q Quarterly Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2012.
(26)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 1, 2013.
(27)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 4, 2013.
(28)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 3, 2014.
(29)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2014
(30)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 27, 2015
(31)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 18, 2015

 

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(32)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2015
(33)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2015
(34)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 1, 2015
(35)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2015
(36)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 21, 2015
(37)   Incorporated by reference to the Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 28, 2015

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, there unto duly authorized.

 

  GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.
   (Registrant)
     
Date: March 18, 2016 By: /s/ Michael Murray
    Michael Murray
   

President, Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

     
  By: /s/ Danny Rittman
    Danny Rittman
    Chief Technology Officer and Director

 

In accordance with the Exchange Act, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

SIGNATURE   NAME   TITLE   DATE
             
/s/ Michael Murray   Michael Murray   President, CEO, CFO, Secretary,   March 18, 2016
        Treasurer and Director    
        (Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)    
             
/s/ Danny Rittman   Danny Rittman   Chief Technology Officer and   March 18, 2016
        Director    

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL, INC.

 

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

December 31, 2015 and 2014

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

REPORTS OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRMS F-3
   
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  
   
Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2015 and 2014 F-4
   
Statements of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 F-5
   
Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 F-6
   
Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ (Deficiency) Equity for the Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 F-7
   
Notes to Financial Statements F-9 – F-23

 

F-1

 

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of Gopher Protocol, Inc.

f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Gopher Protocol, Inc. f/k/a/ Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary as of December 31, 2014, and the related consolidated statement of operations, changes in stockholders’ (deficiency)/equity, and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2014. Gopher Protocol, Inc. f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary’s management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, 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. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall consolidated financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Gopher Protocol, Inc. f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary as of December 31, 2014, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the year ended December 31, 2014, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2014, has been prepared assuming that Gopher Protocol, Inc. f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements, Gopher Protocol, Inc. f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary has suffered recurring losses, and has an accumulated deficit of $2,412,030 as of December 31, 2014. This raises substantial doubt about Gopher Protocol, Inc. f/k/a Forex International Trading Corp. and Subsidiary's ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans concerning these matters are also described in Note 3. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Alan R. Swift, CPA, P.A.

Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

April 15, 2015

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM 

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders

 

Gopher Protocol, Inc.

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Gopher Protocol, Inc. (the "Company”) as of December 31, 2015, and the related statement of operations, changes in stockholders’ deficit and cash flow for the year ended December 31, 2015. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company was not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, 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. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2015, and the results of its operations, changes in stockholders’ deficit and its cash flow for the year ended December 31, 2015, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 3 to the financial statements, these conditions raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 3. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of asset carrying amounts or the amount and classification of liabilities that might result should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

/s/ Anton & Chia, LLP
 
Newport Beach, California
 
March 18, 2016

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEARS 2015 AND 2014

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL, INC.

BALANCE SHEETS

 

   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2014 
   (Audited)   (Audited) 
ASSETS          
           
Current assets:          
Cash  $21,051   $- 
Accounts receivable   25,974    - 
Prepaid expenses   25,998    - 
Total current assets   73,023    - 
           
Property and equipment, net   2,046    3,393 
           
Other assets   12,250    - 
           
Total assets  $87,319   $3,393 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY/(DEFICIT)          
           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $162,265   $203,916 
Bank overdraft   -    24 
Total current liabilities   162,265    203,940 
           
Notes payable and accrued interest   38,924    251,748 
           
Total liabilities   201,189    455,688 
           
Contingencies          
           
Stockholders'deficit :          
           
Series B Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized; 45,000 shares issued as of December 31, 2015 and  2014, respectively   -    - 
           
Series C Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value, 10,000 shares authorized; 700 and 700 shares issued as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively   -    - 
Series D Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value, 100,000 shares authorized; 94,750 and 0 shares issued as of December 31, 2015 and  2014, respectively   1    - 
Common stock, $0.00001 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized; 5,894,342 and 116 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively (1)   2,058    2,001 
Treasury stock, at cost; 1,040 and 40 shares as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively   (643,059)   (611,059)
Additional Paid In Capital   3,035,276    2,568,793 
Accumulated deficit   (2,508,146)   (2,412,030)
           
Total stockholders' deficit   (113,870)   (452,295)
           
Total liabilities and stockholders'deficit  $87,319   $3,393 

 

(1) All common share amounts and per share amounts in these financial statements reflect the 1-for-1,000 reverse stock split of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company, effective February 24, 2015, including retroactive adjustment of common shares amounts. See note 1.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed financial statements.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEARS 2015 AND 2014

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL, INC.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

   For the fiscal year ended 
   2015   2014 
   Audited   Audited 
         
Revenues:          
Income from consulting activities   90,000    120,000 
Total revenues   90,000    120,000 
           
General and administrative expenses   143,272    364,705 
           
Loss from operations   (53,272)   (244,705)
           
Other income (expenses):          
Interest income   1,935    48,789 
Interest expense   (8,411)   (54,426)
Amortization of debt discount   (35,368)   (7,238)
Writeoff of intangible assets   (1,000)   - 
Change in fair maket value of derivative liability   -    7,238 
Loss on settlement of Vulcan note   -    (45,227)
Total other income (expenses)   (42,844)   (50,864)
           
Loss before income taxes   (96,116)   (295,569)
           
Income tax expense   -    - 
           
Net loss  $(96,116)  $(295,569)
           
Net loss per share:          
Basic and diluted  $(0.03)  $(2,926)
           
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:          
Basic and diluted   3,825,856    101 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated unaudited financial statements.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEARS 2015 AND 2014

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(AUDITED)

 

   For the fiscal year ended 
   2015   2014 
         
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:          
Net loss  $(96,116)  $(295,569)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation of property and equipment   1,347    1,641 
Amortization of debt discount   35,368    7,238 
Issuance of stock for services   26,000    99,000 
Preferred Stock Issuance   1    - 
Changes in fair market value of derivative liability   -    (7,238)
Writeoff of intangible assets   1,000    - 
Loss on settlement of Vulcan note   -    45,227 
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Other (non-current) assets   (12,250)   - 
Accounts receivable   (25,974)   - 
Prepaid expenses   (25,998)     
Accrued interest on notes receivable   -    (48,789)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   109,262    80,119 
Accrued interest on notes payable   8,411    54,426 
           
Net cash produced by (used in) operating activities  $21,051   $(63,945)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Payments made on a note payable   -    (58,562)
Additional borrowing under a note   -    122,500 
Cash inflow from a bank overdraft   -    7 
           
Net cash used in financing activities  $-   $63,945 
           
Net increase in cash   21,051    - 
           
Cash, beginning of year   -    - 
           
Cash, end of year  $21,051   $- 
           
NON-CASH ACTIVITIES:          
Shares issued to reduce notes payable  $254,665   $- 
Reduction of note payable through conversion  $(255,223)  $(110,378)
Reclassification of par value for reverse stock split  $558   $- 
Debt discount recorded on convertible and unsecured debt accounted for as a derivative liability  $-   $(6,314)
Shares returned to treasury  $-   $(600,000)
Issuance of shares to cancel Vulcan debt deal  $-   $120,000 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed financial statements.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

STATEMENTS OFCHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIENCY) / EQUITY

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

   Series B   Series C   Series D                   Series C   Series D             
   Convertible Preferred   Convertible Preferred   Convertible Preferred                   Convertible Preferred   Convertible Preferred             
   Stock   Stock   Stock   Common Stock   Treasury stock   Stock   Stock   Common Stock   Common Stock 
                                           Additional Paid   Additional Paid   Additional Paid   Accumulated     
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   In Capital   In Capital   In Capital   Deficit   Total 
Balances at December 31, 2013   45,000   $-    8,470   $-              247,303,586   $2,473    38,000   $(11,059)  $188,322        $2,050,621   $(2,116,461)  $113,896 
                                                                            
Conversion of Series C Preferred Stock to Common Stock   -         (7,770)                  64,551,667    646              (172,758)        172,112         - 
Blackbridge commitment fee                                 90,000,000    900                        98,100         99,000 
Adjustment to Series C Preferred Stock                                 21,021,900    210                        (210)        - 
Conversion of note payable to common stock                                 31,994,477    320                        43,880         44,200 
Conversion of note payable to common stock                                 322,000,000    3,220                        62,958         66,178 
Cancellation of debt by issuing shares                                 1,000,000    10                        119,990         120,000 
Repurchase of Micrologic shares                                 (200,000,000)   -    200,000,000    (600,000)                       (600,000)
Reduction of shares issued in connection with reverse stock split                                 (577,755,958)   (5,778)   (199,997,992)   -              5,778         - 
Net earnings FY 2014                                                                    (295,569)   (295,569)
Balances at December 31, 2014   45,000   $-    700   $-    -   $-    115,672    2,001    40,008    (611,059)   15,564    -    2,553,229    (2,412,030)   (452,295)
                                                                            
Issuance of Series D Preferred Stock                       100,000    1                             999              1,000 
Conversion by Financier 1-KBM                                 574,713    6                        9,994         10,000 
Issuance of shares to Blackbridge                                 4,843,398    48                        92,800         92,848 
Issuance of shares to settle debt                                 50,000,000    500                        197,217         197,717 
Conversion by Financier 2-IBC                                 352,000    4                        6,121         6,125 
Reduction of shares issued in connection with reverse stock split                                 (55,829,818)   (558)   (42,168)                  558         - 
Conversion by Financier 1-KBM                                 2,996    -                        1,170         1,170 
Issuance of shares to counsel                                 3,200    -                        32,000         32,000 
Return of shares issued to counsel to Treasury                                 (3,200)   -    3,200    (32,000)                       (32,000)
BCF - Fully Discounted                                                               75,273         75,273 
Additional deposit with FAST                                 30    -                        -           
Conversion of series D                       (1,000)        1,000,000    10                   (10)             - 
GV conversion Kurbatova             -                   49,819    0.5                        375         375 
GV conversion Fichman                                 49,818    0.5                        375         375 
GV conversion Zicha                                 49,818    0.5                        375         375 
GV conversion Zicha                                 49,818    0.5                        375         375 
GV conversion             -                   262,378    3                        1,972         1,975 
Reko conversion of 4,000 series D shares                       (4,000)        4,000,000    40                   (40)             - 
BCF - Adjust after the conversion                                                                         - 
Adjust for the Blackbridge which was overbooked                                                               (396)        (396)
Shares issued to consultant                                 100,000    -                        25,999         25,999 
Conversion of Series D to common shares                       (250)        250,000    3                   (3)             - 
Conversion of Asher note                                 23,700    0                        21,330         21,330 
Net earnings FY 2015                                                                    (96,116)   (96,116)
Balance at December 31, 2015   45,000         700         94,750   $1    5,894,342    2,058    1,040    (643,059)   15,564    947    3,018,765    (2,508,146)   (113,870)

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Note 1 - Organization and Nature of Business

 

Gopher Protocol Inc. (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “Gopher” or "GOPH”) was incorporated on July 22, 2009, under the laws of the State of Nevada and is headquartered in Perris, California. On September 9, 2009, the Company filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement to provide for the registration of securities under the Securities Act of 1933. In the past, and continuing in the present to a limited degree, it had been principally engaged in offering consulting for foreign currency market trading to non-US resident clients, professionals and retail clients. The Company’s revenue to date was related to consulting services provided to one company in the foreign exchange business. From 2016 and going forward, the Company is developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. The technology under development consists of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. Upon development, the Company expects that its microchip technologies may be installed within mobile devices or on SIM cards.

 

The Company is in the process of developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology. Upon development, the technology will consist of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network, worldwide. Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using a human, heuristic based analysis engine. Since the core of the system will be its advanced microchip that will be able to be installed any mobile device, worldwide, Gopher expects that this will result in an internal, private network between all mobile devices utilizing the device by providing mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing, and additional mobile features.

 

Products:

 

The Company applied this technology into an electronic circuit including a proprietary microchip that is within a sticky patch package (the "Patch"). The Patch can be affixed to any object, mobile or static, which will enable the object to which it is affixed to be tracked remotely. It is our goal to have the electronic circuit communicate with other similar working patches via a separate, secured and private network. Upon affixing the Patch on an object, the circuit is turned on, after which the electronic circuit regularly transmits an identification signal in order to identify the device's geographical location. The Patch works in conjunction with a software application to provide tracking function operations. The system includes its own power source. The Patch will also perform an emergency feature. In the event of an emergency situation, one would simply peel the Patch off. Upon removing the Patch, it operates in a constant transmission mode, sending emergency signals. The patch also alerts the user's friends and family about the user's location. No GPS or conventional network is needed.

 

While developing the core technology of the Company, and relaying on prior knowledge, the Company developed Gopher Epsilon Software, which is an internal, proprietary platform that has been developed as a designated tool for the mobile industry to accelerate signoff Reliability Verification (RV) with Accurate and Precise Interactive Error Detection and Correction. The software is targeted to assist microchip designers to produce power-aware, faster performance and longer life span integrated circuits. Ultimately, the software significantly prolongs a battery's life, enabling mobile and static electronic devices longer operation time and better performance.

 

The Company and its partners are preparing to introduce both new products to the market. The products will be presented for time-based license agreements utilizing a designated website on top of customary distributing channels for the product.

 

To date, the Company through Dr. Rittman has filed for 16 different patents, as well as trademarks and landing pages that represent the Company’s intellectual properties.

 

On May 1, 2014, the Company's stock listing was moved from the OTCQB to the OTC Pink Sheets due to the new OTCQB $.01 closing bid price requirement.

 

In September of 2014, the Company filed an amended Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada to increase the authorized shares to 2,000,000,000 shares. In October of 2014, the Company implemented a 5,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed. Effective February 17, 2015, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Change to effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding and authorized shares of common stock at a ratio of 1 for 1,000 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The effective date of the Reverse Stock Split was February 24, 2015. On or about February 24, 2015, the Company implemented a 1,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed. In addition, the Company filed Articles of Merger (the “Articles”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada to effectuate a name change. The Articles were filed to effectuate a merger between Gopher Protocol Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity. As a result, the Company’s name changed from “Forex International Trading Corp.” to “Gopher Protocol Inc.”. In connection with the above, the Company filed an Issuer Company-Related Action Notification Form with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Reverse Stock Split was implemented by FINRA on February 23, 2015.

 

Our new CUSIP number is 38268V 108. As a result of the name change, our symbol been changed following the Notification Period to GOPH.

 

F-9

 

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”), a Nevada limited liability company. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Hermes licensed to the Company, on an exclusive basis in the State of California, certain intellectual property relating to Hermes’s system and method for scheduling categorized deliverables, according to demand, at the customer’s location based on smartphone application and/or via the internet, in consideration of 100,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company (the “Preferred Shares”). The Preferred Shares have no liquidation rights. The Holder of the Preferred Shares will be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to shareholders of the Company on an as-converted basis. The Preferred Shares have a conversion price of $0.01 (the “Conversion Price”) and a stated value of $10.00 per share (the “Stated Value”). Each Preferred Share is convertible, at the option of the Holder, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value by the Conversion Price.

 

On June 16, 2015, the Company and Hermes entered into that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, amending and restating the Territorial License Agreement to grant the Company an exclusive worldwide license to the Technology. In addition, subject to the Company providing Hermes with $5,000,000 in working capital, for a period of one year, the Company will have the option to acquire a 100% of the membership interest of Hermes in consideration of 20,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company. Further, in the event the Company provides less than $5,000,000 to Hermes the Company will have the option to acquire a pro-rata portion of the membership interests of Hermes in consideration of a pro-rata amount of shares of common stock of the Company. On June 30, 2015, the Company appointed Danny Rittman as Chief Technical Officer and a board member.  On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Danny Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Danny Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman will assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform. Mr. Rittman is the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company as well as the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board, which is currently being formed.

 

On April 25, 2015, the Company filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation increasing the authorized shares of common stock from 2,000,000 shares to 500,000,000 shares.

 

On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray was appointed by the Company as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. On April 23, 2015, Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel resigned as an executive officer and director of the Company to pursue other interests and Michael Murray was appointed as CEO, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Murray is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”). Mr. Murray is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Murray’s election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

On June 30, 2015, the Company appointed Danny Rittman as Chief Technical Officer and a board member. Mr. Rittman is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Rittman’s election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Danny Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Danny Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman agreed to assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform, subject to certain conditions, which as of December 31, 2015 have not been met. As of the end of the fiscal year, the intellectual property developed by Dr. Rittman had not been assigned to the Company. The Company has expensed the stated value of that intellectual property in these financial statements.

 

Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Presentation and Basis of Financial Statements

 

The accompanying financial statements include the accounts of Gopher Protocol, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, DirectJV Investments, Inc. (together “Gopher” or the Company”), and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

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 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. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates in the accompanying financial statements include depreciable lives of property and equipment, valuation of beneficial conversion feature debt discounts, valuation of derivatives, and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid financial instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost and the related depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets. Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to operations as incurred. Renewals and betterments are capitalized. Upon the sale or retirement of an asset, the related costs and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is recognized in the results of operations.

 

Leasehold improvements are amortized over the lesser of the estimated life of the asset or the lease term.

 

As required by U.S. GAAP for long-lived assets, the Company evaluates the fair value of its property and equipment on an annual basis or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Any impairment of value is recognized when the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value. There were no impairment losses for the period ended December 31, 2015 and the fiscal year December 31, 2014.

 

Intellectual property is outlined elsewhere in this document.

 

Fair value measurements

 

Financial instruments and certain non-financial assets and liabilities are measured at their fair value as determined based on the assets highest and best use. GAAP has established a framework for measuring fair value that is based on a hierarchy that requires that the valuation technique used be based on the most objective inputs available for measuring a particular asset or liability. There are three broad levels in the fair value hierarchy that describe the degree of objectivity of the inputs used to determine fair value. The fair value hierarchy is set forth below:

 

Level 1 — inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

Level 2 — inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.

Level 3 — inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement. They are based on best information available in the absence of level 1 and 2 inputs.

 

The carrying value of financial instruments, which include cash, notes receivable, notes payable, and accrued expenses, approximate their fair values due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

 

Treasury Stock

 

Treasury stock is recorded at cost. The re-issuance of treasury shares is accounted for on a first in, first-out basis and any difference between the cost of treasury shares and the re-issuance proceeds are charged or credited to additional paid-in capital. During 2011, the Company bought back 8 post-split shares (38,000 pre-split) shares of its own shares. On December 31, 2014, the Company returned 40,000 post-split shares (200,000,000 pre-split shares) to treasury in connection with the dissolution of the licensing agreement with third party, which holds 1,040 shares as of December 31, 2015.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under FASB Codification Topic 740-10-25 (“ASC 740-10-25”) Income Taxes. Under ASC 740-10-25, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Under ASC 740-10-25, the effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount of tax benefits expected to be realized.

 

U.S. GAAP requires that, in applying the liability method, the financial statement effects of an uncertain tax position be recognized based on the outcome that is more likely than not to occur. Under this criterion the most likely resolution of an uncertain tax position should be analyzed based on technical merits and on the outcome that would likely be sustained under examination. The Company had no uncertain tax positions as of December 31, 2015. The Company is current on its tax return filing, and its 2014 tax returns been filed.

 

F-11

 

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

The Company’s federal income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by the IRS for the years prior to 2010, and the related state income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by state authorities for the years prior to 2010.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognized revenue on arrangements in accordance with FASB Codification Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition” (“ASC Topic 605”). Under ASC Topic 605, revenue is recognized only when the price is fixed and determinable, persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the service is performed and collectability of the resulting receivable is reasonably assured. We had revenue of $90,000 and $120,000 for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

During the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015, 100% of the Company’s revenue was related to consulting services provided to one company in the foreign exchange business.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

Fair value accounting requires bifurcation of embedded derivative instruments such as conversion 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.

 

Once determined, derivative liabilities are adjusted to reflect fair value at each reporting period end, with any increase or decrease in the fair value being recorded in results of operations as an adjustment to fair value of derivatives. In addition, the fair value of freestanding derivative instruments such as warrants, are also valued using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. 

 

(Loss) Per Share

 

In accordance with accounting guidance now codified as FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings per Share,” Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period, excluding the effects of any potentially dilutive securities. Diluted EPS gives effect to all dilutive potential of shares of common stock outstanding during the period including stock options or warrants, using the treasury stock method (by using the average stock price for the period to determine the number of shares assumed to be purchased from the exercise of stock options or warrants), and convertible debt or convertible preferred stock, using the if-converted method. Diluted EPS excludes all dilutive potential of shares of common stock if their effect is anti-dilutive. Because of the Company’s net losses, the effects of stock options, convertible notes, and convertible preferred stock would be anti-dilutive and accordingly, is excluded from the computation of earnings per share. Diluted loss per share has not been computed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and the year ended December 31, 2014 because any potential additional common shares would reduce the reported loss per share and therefore have an antidilutive effect.

 

Note 3 - Liquidity and Going Concern

 

The accompanying 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. The Company sustained net losses of $95,116 and provided cash in operating activities of $21,051 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The Company had a working capital deficit of $89,242, stockholders’ deficit of $113,870, and accumulated deficit of $2,508,146 respectively, at December 31, 2015. These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. The Company is dependent upon its ability to generate revenues and its ability to continue receiving investment capital and loans from third parties to sustain its current level of operations. The Company is in the process of securing working capital from investors for common stock, convertible notes payable, and/or strategic partnerships. No assurance can be given that the Company will be successful in these efforts.

 

The financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue to function as a going concern, and do not include adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. Based on the Company’s operating plan, existing working capital at December 31, 2015 was insufficient to meet cash requirements to support Company operations through December 31, 2015.

 

The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Note 4 - Investments, Acquisitions, and Divestiture

 

Joint Venture – Vulcan Oil & Gas Inc.

 

On February 13, 2012, Direct JV Investments Inc. (“JV”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (the “JV Agreement”) with Vulcan Oil & Gas Inc. (“Vulcan”), whereby the Company would from time to time provide financing to certain Vulcan alternative, green and solar energy projects (the “Projects”) with the goal of sharing in any rebates awarded by the government on any of the Projects. Pursuant to the JV Agreement, JV provided Vulcan with $68,000 in cash (the Funding”) and credit for inventory valued at $31,328 for a total investment value of $99,328 (the “Investment”).

 

On January 7, 2013, effective December 31, 2012, the Company, JV and Vulcan entered into an agreement pursuant to which the JV Agreement was terminated. The Company issued to Vulcan a 4% convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $500,000 (the “Forex Note”) and Vulcan issued to the Company a 10% Secured and Collateralized Promissory Note in the principal amount of $400,000 (the “Vulcan Note” and collectively with the Forex Note, the “Notes”) in consideration of the Forex Note. The Investment of $99,328 was written off as of December 31, 2012. After closing the Notes and recording of the difference as a debt discount, there are no further balances due between the parties and the JV Agreement is null and void.

 

In November 2014, the Company and the holder of the Vulcan note entered into settlement agreement terminate any and all agreements between them and to resolve all disputes existing between them, which are the subject of Holder’s draft complaint which has yet to be filed, upon the terms and conditions of which the Company issued the Holder 1,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Settlement Shares”) at a cost basis of $0.12 per share representing aggregate consideration of $120,000 (the “Settlement Amount”). The stock certificate representing the Settlement Shares had the standard 1933 Act restrictive legend. Holder, at its sole option, at any time prior to December 31, 2015, was entitled to convert the Settlement Shares into Series D Preferred Shares with a stated value of $120,000, a conversion price of $0.12 and liquidation and dividend rights to be determined. As of December 31, 2014, the note and accrued interest balance was $0.

 

Note 5 – Accounts Receivable

 

At December 31, 2015, the Company is owed $25,974 in accounts receivable. The revenue in fiscal year 2015 came entirely from one customer.

 

Note 6 - Prepaid Expenses

 

At December 31, 2015, the Company recognized a prepaid expense of $14,887 from Glendon, which sold its debt to a third party for $197,717 at December 31, 2014. This money is owed to the Company as the third party overpaid for the debt by the amount of the prepaid expense.

 

During the year, Glendon paid certain expenses for the Company, which netted against the prepaid expense.

 

On August 26, 2015, the Company finalized a consulting agreement that it entered into on August 11, 2015 with Michael Korsunsky ("Consultant") pursuant to which Consultant was engaged by the Company to (i) provide introductions to strategic business alliances, (ii) advise on exposure and risk in the operation of smart phone applications and (iii) advise on market fluctuations within the different categories of the smart phone application delivery services sector, in consideration of 100,000 restricted shares of common stock of the Company, which shares were issued on or around August 26, 2015. The fair value of the services is $26,000, which was booked as a prepaid expense. Shares were issued for the services.

 

Prepaid expenses at December 31, 2015 is $25,998.

 

Note 7 - Property and Equipment, Net

 

Property and equipment consisted of the following as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014:

 

   Estimated         
   Useful     
   Lives   2015   2014 
Computers and equipment   3 years   $12,539   $12,539 
Furniture   7 years    9,431    9,431 
         21,970    21,970 
Less accumulated depreciation        19,924    18,577 
        $2,046   $3,393 

 

Depreciation expense was $1,347 and $1,641 for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Note 8 - Other Assets

 

License agreements

 

On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”), a Nevada limited liability company currently being formed. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Hermes will license to the Company, on an exclusive basis in the State of California, certain intellectual property relating to Hermes’s system and method for scheduling categorized deliverables, according to demand, at the customer’s location based on smartphone application and/or via the internet, in consideration of 100,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company (the “Preferred Shares”). The Preferred Shares have no liquidation rights. The Holder of the Preferred Shares will be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to shareholders of the Company on an as-converted basis. The Preferred Shares have a conversion price of $0.01 (the “Conversion Price”) and a stated value of $10.00 per share (the “Stated Value”). The preferred stock has a value of $1,000 based upon the cost of the license; due to the holder of license is the related party of the Company.

 

Each Preferred Share is convertible, which became effective on April 29, 2015, at the option of the Holder, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value by the Conversion Price.

 

On June 16, 2015, the Company and Hermes entered into that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, amending and restating the Territorial License Agreement to grant the Company an exclusive worldwide license to the Technology. In addition, subject to the Company providing Hermes with $5,000,000 in working capital, for a period of one year, the Company will have the option to acquire a 100% of the membership interest of Hermes in consideration of 20,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company. Further, in the event the Company provides less than $5,000,000 to Hermes the Company will have the option to acquire a pro-rata portion of the membership interests of Hermes in consideration of a pro-rata amount of shares of common stock of the Company. On June 30, 2015, the Company appointed Dr. Danny Rittman as Chief Technical Officer and a board member.  On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman will assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform. Dr. Rittman is the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company as well as the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board, which is currently being formed.

 

On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman agreed to assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform, subject to certain conditions, which as of December 31, 2015 have not been met. As of the end of the fiscal year, the intellectual property developed by Dr. Rittman had not been assigned to the Company. The Company has expensed the stated value of that intellectual property in these financial statements.

 

As of December 31, 2015, the Company has $12,250 of other (non-current) assets.

 

Note 9 – Notes and Convertible Notes Payable

 

As of December 31, 2015 – the Company has only one convertible note outstanding. The current note balance at December 31, 2015 is $38,924, which includes $6,851 of accrued interest.

 

On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Exchange Agreement with GV Global Communications Inc. (“GV Global”) pursuant to which GV Global exchanged $75,273 in debt into a 10% Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $75,273 (the “GV Note”). The GV Note matures January 21, 2017 (the “Maturity Date”) and interest associated with the GV Note is 10% per annum, which is payable on the Maturity Date. The GV Note is convertible into shares of common stock of the Company, at the option of GV Global, at a conversion price of $0.00752734. GV Global has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the GV Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by it in the aggregate and its affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The GV Note was issued to GV Global in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) under the Securities Act of 1933. GV Global is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. In addition, on March 2, 2015, the Company and GV Global amended that certain 10% Convertible Debenture (the “GV Debenture”) which debt underlying the GV Debenture was initially incurred on October 6, 2009 and exchanged for the GV Debenture on January 19, 2014. The parties agreed that the conversion price in the GV Debenture would not be impacted by the 1:1,000 stock split implemented by the Company on February 24, 2015 and will remain $0.0075273. Beneficial Conversion Feature (“BCF”) in the amount of $75,273 has not yet been fully amortized from the note balance. As of December 31, 2015, $39,905 remains to be amortized.

 

F-14

 

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

As of December 31, 2014, notes payable and accrued interest consisted of (all balances are zero for the year ended December 31, 2015):

 

   December 31,     
   2014     
Notes payable and accrued interest – Rasel  $73,282    a. 
Note payable and accrued interest – Glendon   43,464    b. 
Note payable and accrued interest - Third Party Financier 1   33,959    c. 
Note payable and accrued interest - Third Party Financier 2   8,592    d. 
Note payable and accrued interest – Blackbridge   92,451    e. 
           
   $251,748      

 

a) Convertible Notes Payable

 

On October 6, 2009, the Company signed a note payable for $25,000 to Rasel Ltd due on October 6, 2010, bearing interest at 4% per annum. The proceeds were used to pay for half of existing accounts payable for legal fees incurred at the Company’s inception. On October 20, 2009, the Company signed a note payable for $50,000 payable to Rasel due on October 20, 2010, bearing interest at 4% per annum (collectively, the “Rasel Note”). These proceeds were used to pay for startup costs, audit fees and future expenses. On January 22, 2010, the Company signed a note payable for $50,000 payable to Rasel due on October 30, 2011, bearing interest at 4% per annum. These proceeds were used for working capital and expenditures. On January 22, 2010, the Company signed an amendment to extend the maturity date of the promissory notes in the amount of $25,000 and $50,000 dated October 6, 2009 and October 20, 2009, respectively, to October 30, 2011. On March 2, 2011, the Company and Rasel agreed to extend the maturity of all notes to December 31, 2012, in consideration of adding a conversion feature to the notes with either a 5% discount to the market price or a fixed price of $0.60 per share. The extension of maturity was effective as of December 30, 2010.

 

About 50% of the note balance at December 31, 2013 $73,812 was paid off in 2014 by Financier 2. On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Exchange Agreement with GV Global Communications Inc. (“GV Global”) – which held 50% of the remaining balance of the note in default, pursuant to which GV Global exchanged $75,273 in debt into a 10% Convertible Debenture in the principal amount of $75,273 (the “GV Note”). The GV Note matured January 21, 2017 (the “Maturity Date”) and interest associated with the GV Note is 10% per annum, which is payable on the Maturity Date. The GV Note is convertible into shares of common stock of the Company, at the option of GV Global, at a conversion price of $0.00752734. GV Global has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the GV Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by it in the aggregate and its affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.

 

The GV Note was issued to GV Global in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) under the Securities Act of 1933. GV Global is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. The Company has accrued $1,248 of interest expense in 2014 in connection with this note.

 

At December 31, 2015, the balance of the Rasel note is zero.

 

b) Note Payable

 

On December 31, 2012, the Company converted a payable in the amount of $155,542 to a note payable. The note bears annual interest at 10%, and was to mature on December 31, 2012. The Company has negotiated an extension to the maturity date until December 31, 2013.

 

On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Exchange Agreement with Vladimir Kirish pursuant to which Mr. Kirish converted $197,717 in debt payable for Glendon and part of accounts payable of $43,464 and $154,253 respectively by the Company into post-split 50,000 restricted shares of common stock (the “Kirish Shares”). Mr. Kirish acquired the debt from a third party. The Kirish Shares were issued to Mr. Kirish in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) under the Securities Act of 1933. Mr. Kirish is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. At December 31, 2015, the Company recognized a prepaid expense of $14,887 from Glendon, which sold its debt to a third party for $197,717 at December 31, 2014. This money is owed to the Company as the third party overpaid for the debt by the amount of the prepaid expense.

 

F-15

 

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

The balance at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, including accrued interest, is $0 and $43,464, respectively. The note was reduced for revenue during the fiscal year from the note holder. The Company settled the debt outstanding in the amount of $43,464 by assigning the receipt of the revenue to the creditor.

 

c) Issuance of note payable to third party

 

On July 24, 2013, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with a third party financing source (“Financier 1”), for the issuance of an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $42,500 (the “July 2013 Note”), of which $2,500 was for legal fees associated with the transaction.  The financing closed on July 31, 2013.

 

The July 2013 Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum. All interest and principal must be repaid on April 29, 2014.  The July 2013 Note is convertible into common stock, at Financier 1’s option, at the greater of a 42% discount to the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading day period prior to conversion or $0.00009.  In the event the Company prepays the July 2013 Note in full, the Company is required to pay to Financier 1 an amount in cash equal to all principal, interest and any other amounts owing multiplied by (i) 112% if prepaid during the period commencing on the closing date through 30 days thereafter, (ii) 121% if prepaid 31 days following the closing through 60 days following the closing and (iii) 126% if prepaid 61 days following the closing through 90 days following the closing and (iv) 131% if prepaid 91 days following the closing through 120 days following the closing and (v) 136% if prepaid 121 days following the closing through 150 days following the closing and (vi) 141% if prepaid 151 days following the closing through 180 days following the closing. After the expiration of 180 days following the date of the Note, the Company has no right of prepayment.   Financier 1 has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the July 2013 Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 9.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.   The total net proceeds the Company received from this offering were $42,500, less $2,500 in attorney’s fees. As of the date of the July 2013 Note, the Company is obligated on the Note issued to Financier 1 in connection with the offering. The July 2013 Note is a debt obligation arising other than in the ordinary course of business, which constitutes a direct financial obligation of the Company.  The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended  (the “Act”) for the private placement of these securities pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder as  the  transaction  did not involve a public  offering,  Financier 1 is an accredited  investor, Financier 1 had access to information about the Company  and their  investment,  Financier 1  took the  securities  for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities.

 

In April 2014, Financier converted the entire remaining note balance, and released the company from its debt, which is a zero balance. In June of 2014, the Company issued another note to the Financier payable for $32,500 (“June 2014 Note”), of which $2,500 was for legal fees associated with the transaction. The terms of the new note were similar to the terms described above, with a maturity of March 5, 2015.

 

The June 2014 Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum. All interest and principal must be repaid on maturity.  The June 2014 Note is convertible into common stock, at Financier 1’s option, at the greater of a 42% discount to the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading day period prior to conversion or $0.00001.  In the event the Company prepays the June 2014 Note in full, the Company is required to pay to Financier 1 an amount in cash equal to all principal, interest and any other amounts owing multiplied by (i) 112% if prepaid during the period commencing on the closing date through 30 days thereafter, (ii) 121% if prepaid 31 days following the closing through 60 days following the closing and (iii) 126% if prepaid 61 days following the closing through 90 days following the closing and (iv) 131% if prepaid 91 days following the closing through 120 days following the closing and (v) 136% if prepaid 121 days following the closing through 150 days following the closing and (vi) 141% if prepaid 151 days following the closing through 180 days following the closing. After the expiration of 180 days following the date of the Note, the Company has no right of prepayment.   

 

Financier 1 has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the June 2014 Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.   The total net proceeds the Company received from this offering were $32,500, less $2,500 in attorney’s fees pursuant to the terms of this convertible agreement. As of the date of the June 2014 Note, the Company is obligated on the Note issued to Financier 1 in connection with the offering. The June 2014 Note is a debt obligation arising other than in the ordinary course of business, which constitutes a direct financial obligation of the Company. 

 

The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended  (the “Act”) for the private placement  of these  securities  pursuant  to  Section  4(2) of the Act  and/or  Regulation  D promulgated  thereunder as  the  transaction  did not involve a public  offering,  Financier 1 is an accredited  investor, Financier 1 had access to information about the Company  and their  investment,  Financier 1  took the  securities  for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

As of December 31, 2014, the June 2014 Note is in default. The balance at December 31, 2015 is $21,330 and accrued interest is $1,380; the note payable balance was reduced by $11,170 due to conversions in the first quarter, and $1,459 of expenses reduced the principal balance as well. During the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financier 1 sold the note to a third party in a transaction to which the Company was not a party.

 

The current balance of the note as of December 31, 2015 is zero. On November 11, 2015, the Company issued 23,700 shares to convert the note that had been held by Financier 1, that was sold to a third party in March 2015. This note had a value of $21,330 at the time of the conversion.

 

d) Third Party Note Payable

 

On May 13, 2014, the Company entered into an agreement with a third party financing source (“Financier 2”), for the issuance of an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $147,625 (the “May 2014 Note”).  In conjunction with the issuance of the May 2014 Note, an existing note holder (Rasel, owner of the Rasel Notes) agreed to have the proceeds of the May 2014 Note used to offset the amounts owed to them as evidenced by the Assignment of Convertible Debenture agreement dated May 12, 2014, between the holders of the Rasel Notes and Financier 2. The Assignment of Convertible Debenture agreement calls for the Financier 2 to make two payments of $73,812.50 each to the existing note holder (Rasel Notes). On May 13, 2014, the Financier 2 made the first payment to the existing note holder (Rasel Notes), however, Financier 2 defaulted on their obligation to make the second payment per the Assignment of Convertible Debenture agreement. As a result, the Company and Financier 2 have mutually agreed to release Financier 2 from its’ obligation for the second payment, and the other half of the note in the amount of $73,812.50 reverted back to Rasel.

 

The May 2014 Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum. All interest and principal must be repaid on September 1, 2014.  The May 2104 Note is convertible into common stock, at Financier 2’s option, at the greater of a 42% discount to the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading day period prior to conversion or $0.0001.  

 

Financier 2 has agreed to restrict its ability to convert the May 2014 Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of common stock.    As of the date of the May 2014 Note, the Company is obligated on the Note issued to Financier 2 in connection with the offering. The May 2014 Note is a debt obligation arising other than in the ordinary course of business, which constitutes a direct financial obligation of the Company. 

 

The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended  (the “Act”) for the private placement of these securities pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder as the transaction did not involve a public offering, Financier 2 is an accredited investor, Financier 2 had access to information about the Company and their investment, Financier 2 took the securities  for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Financier 2 converted 64,400 post-split (322,000,000 pre-split) shares at an average valuation of approximately $0.98 per share on a post-split basis. The Company has accrued $957 in interest expense in 2014 in connection with this note.

 

At December 31, 2015, the balance is zero, due to conversions during the fiscal year.

 

e) Convertible note payable to Blackbridge

 

On June 16, 2014, the Company entered into a set of agreements (collectively, the “Blackbridge Agreement”) with Blackbridge, a financial services firm. The Company and Blackbridge were discussing an equity line of credit, and the Company agreed to pay Blackbridge a commitment fee of 90,000,000 shares (18,000 shares post-split), and also issued a convertible note for $90,000 having a 5% interest rate that matures on December 16, 2014. The note can be converted after the maturity date. The conversion price is 90% multiplied by the market price, which is defined in the agreement as the lowest of the daily trading price for the common stock during the twenty (20) trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the conversion date.

 

The` Company computed the fair value of the conversion feature at the commitment date, based on the following management assumptions:

 

Expected dividends   0%
Expected volatility   298%
Expected term: conversion feature   183 days 
Risk free interest rate   0.11%

 

The fair value of the embedded conversion option on the commitment date was $7,238. The Company recorded a related debt discount of $7,238, which is amortized over the life of the debt. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, the Company amortized $7,238 of debt discount.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

At December 31, 2014, the Company re-measured the derivative liability and recorded a fair value of $0 due to the loan being in default. As a result of the re-measurement, the Company recorded a change in fair value associated with this derivative liability as an expense totaling $7,238 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

 

The Company does not believe that the debt is valid, but has accrued the notes on its financial statements to be conservative. The reason that it does not believe the Blackbridge Agreement to be valid is that the parties agreed at the time that the Blackbridge Agreement was signed that it would take 90-120 days to file an S-1 to register the shares needed for the equity line of credit and that such commitment fee would not be payable until such time. The Blackbridge Agreement states, however, that the Company has only 60 days from the date that the Agreement was signed to file an S-1 to register the shares, which the parties agreed was an impossible requirement to meet. The failure to meet that requirement was an event of default in the Blackbridge Agreement, and the counterparty, which could terminate the Blackbridge Agreement at its sole discretion, did not grant a waiver of this clause, despite knowing that that requirement was unrealistic, particularly given the Company’s thin cash position. The inability to register the shares within the required timeframe guaranteed the default of the Company under the Blackbridge Agreement from the outset. As such, the Company believes that said Agreement is null and void, because it lacked the capacity to perform under the Blackbridge.

 

In 2014, the Company accrued $2,451 of interest expense associated with this note; an additional $397 of interest was accrued during the first quarter of 2015.

 

As of December 31, 2015, the note balance is zero.

 

Note 10 - Stockholders’ Deficit

 

Authorized Shares-Common stock

 

Effective April 4, 2014, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation changing the Company’s number of authorized shares to 600,000,000.

 

On August 13, 2014, the Company filed a definitive Information Statement Pursuant to Section 14 (c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the following purposes:

 

·The amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, as amended (the “Articles of Incorporation”) to increase the Company’s authorized Common Stock from 400,000,000 shares to 2,000,000,000 shares, par value $0.00001
·The amendment Articles of Incorporation to effect up to a one-for-ten thousand (1-10,000) reverse stock split of the Company’s Common Stock (the “Reverse Split”)

 

In September of 2014, the Company filed an amended Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada to increase the authorized shares to 2,000,000,000 shares.

 

On or about October 3, 2014, the Company implemented a 5,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed.

 

Effective February 17, 2015, the Company filed with the State of Nevada a Certificate of Change to effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding and authorized shares of common stock at a ratio of 1 for 1,000 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The effective date of the Reverse Stock Split was February 24, 2015. On or about February 24, 2015, the Company implemented a 1,000-1 reverse split, with no fractional shares allowed. In addition, the Company filed Articles of Merger (the “Articles”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada to effectuate a name change. The Articles were filed to effectuate a merger between Gopher Protocol Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity. As a result, the Company’s name changed from “Forex International Trading Corp.” to “Gopher Protocol Inc.”. In connection with the above, the Company filed an Issuer Company-Related Action Notification Form with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Reverse Stock Split was implemented by FINRA on February 23, 2015. Our new CUSIP number is 38268V 108. As a result of the name change, our symbol been changed following the Notification Period to GOPH.

 

On March 20, 2015 the Company filed Schedule 14C Information Statement to amend the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation, (the “Articles of Incorporation”) to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the “Common Stock”), of the Company from 2,000,000 shares to 500,000,000 shares. This change became effective on April 29, 2015.

 

Authorized Shares-Preferred stock

 

The Company has authorized 20,000,000 Preferred Stock Series B shares, par value $0.00001; 10,000 Preferred Stock Series C shares authorized, par value $0.00001; and 100,000 Preferred Stock Series D shares, par value $0.00001.

 

F-18

 

 

GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Common Shares:

 

On September 2, 2013, effective September 1, 2013, the Company entered into an Evaluation License Agreement (the “ELA”) with Micrologic Design Automation, Inc. (“MDA”), pursuant to which MDA temporarily licensed to the Company, on a non-exclusive and royalty-free basis, certain technology and related materials for any purpose related to evaluating NanoDRC, NanoRV and NanoLVS technology (the “Technology”).  On January 2, 2014, and effective December 31, 2013, the Company and MDA signed a letter agreement whereby MDA provided for a perpetual, royalty free, exclusive license of the Licensed Technology, as defined in the Evaluation License Agreement dated September 1, 2013, in exchange for 40,000 post-split (200 million pre-split) shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of the Company.  MDA is not permitted to sell, assign, hypothecate or transfer the Shares in any way prior to the Company generating at minimum $50,000 in revenue through the use of the Technology (the “Revenue Target”).  A stop transfer legend shall be affixed to the certificate representing the Shares.  If the Revenue Target is achieved, then such stop transfer legend shall be removed.  The shares of common stock were issued under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On or about January 5, 2015, and effective December 31, 2014, the Company and MDA signed cancelation agreement in connection with ELA. MDM returned its stock certificate and the Company returned it to transfer agent for cancelation.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Financier 1 converted $44,200 of its July 2013 Note into 6,399 post- split (31,994,477 pre-split) shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.0014 per share. In April 2014, Financier converted the entire remaining note balance, and released the company from its debt. On or about June 3, 2014, the Company issued another note to the Financier payable for $32,500 (“September 2014 Note”), of which $2,500 was for legal fees associated with the transaction. The terms of the new note were similar to the terms of prior note. On January 30, 2015, Financier 1 converted $10,000 of its June 2014 Note into 115 post-split (574,713 per split) shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.0174 per share. On March 6, 2015, Financier 1 converted $1,170 of its June 2014 Note into 2,996 post the new 1000:1 split shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.3905 per share. The remaining balance of the note in the sum of $21,330 was sold by said investor during March 2015 to a third party in a deal that the Company is not a part to.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Financier 2 converted $66,178 of its note into 64,400 post-split (322,000,000 pre-split) shares of common stock at an average conversion price of $0.00021 per share.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 GV Global Communications, Inc. converted 7,770 of its Series C Preferred Stock into 12,910 post-split (64,551,667 pre-split) common shares. The Company issued 4,204 additional shares (21,021,900 shares pre-split) to settle calculation differences on conversions.

 

On or about November 14, 2014 the Company and the holder of the Vulcan note entered into settlement agreement terminate any and all agreements between them and to resolve all disputes existing between them, which are the subject of Holder’s draft complaint which has yet to be filed, upon the terms and conditions of which the Company will issue the Holder 200 post-split shares (1,000,000 pre-split shares) of common stock (the “Settlement Shares”) at a cost basis of $0.12 per share representing aggregate consideration of $120,000 (the “Settlement Amount”). The stock certificate representing the Settlement Shares shall bear the standard 1933 Act restrictive legend. Holder, at its sole option, at any time prior to December 31, 2015, may convert the Settlement Shares into Series D Preferred Shares with a stated value of $120,000, a conversion price of $0.12 and liquidation and dividend rights to be determined.

 

During the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financier 1 received 574,713 additional shares for reducing its note balance by $12,629 and sold the remaining note balance of $21,330 to a third party. Financier 2 received 352,000 pre-split shares when it converted its remaining balance. Kirish received 50,000,000 pre-split shares worth $197,717 for assuming the Glendon note payable.

 

On January 22, 2015, the Company entered into an Agreement with Fleming PLLC, pursuant to which the Company issued 3,200,000 shares of common stock to Fleming PLLC in consideration of the forgiveness of trade debt payable by the Company in the amount of $32,000. The agreement was canceled and 3,200,000 shares were returned to treasury as of December 31, 2015.

 

On February 2, 2015, the Company’s transfer agent issued Blackbridge Capital, LLC (“Blackbridge”) 4,843,398 shares of common stock (the “Blackbridge Shares”) upon Blackbridge submitting a conversion notice converting a Convertible Promissory Note (the “Blackbridge Note”) in the principal amount of $90,000 plus interest. The Blackbridge Shares were issued without a standard restrictive legend as Blackbridge delivered a legal opinion to remove the restrictive legend under Rule 144 together with the conversion note. The Company believes that Blackbridge was in breach of the agreements entered with the Company in June 2014. The Company is contemplating commencing litigation against Blackbridge in connection with this matter. Blackbridge received 4,843,398 pre-split shares to satisfy its outstanding balance for the commitment fee of $92,848 including accrued interest.

 

On May 9, GV Global converted $1,500 of its debt payable to 199,273 shares of common stock. On May 15, GV Global converted $1,975 of its note payable to 262,378 shares of common stock.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

On August 26, 2015, Gopher Protocol Inc. (the “Company”) finalized a consulting agreement that it entered into on August 11, 2015 with Michael Korsunsky ("Consultant") pursuant to which Consultant was engaged by the Company to (i) provide introductions to strategic business alliances, (ii) advise on exposure and risk in the operation of smart phone applications and (iii) advise on market fluctuations within the different categories of the smart phone application delivery services sector, in consideration of 100,000 restricted shares of common stock of the Company, which shares were issued on or around August 26, 2015. The fair value of the services is $26,000.

 

On August 31, 2015, Direct Communications gave a notice of conversion to Company stating its intention to convert 250 Series D Preferred Shares to 250,000 common shares, which were issued on or around that date.

 

On November 11, 2015, the Company issued 23,700 shares to convert the note that had been held by Financier 1, that was sold to a third party in March 2015. This note had a value of $21,330 at the time of the conversion.

 

Treasury Stock

 

On April 25, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program. Under the program, the Company is authorized to purchase up to 200-post-split (1,000,000 pre-split) of its shares of common stock in open market transactions at the discretion of management. All stock repurchases will be subject to the requirements of Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and other rules that govern such purchases. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had repurchased 8-post-split shares (38,000 pre-split) shares of its common shares in the open market, which were returned to treasury. On December 31, 2014, the Company returned 40,000 post-split shares (200,000,000 pre-split shares) to treasury in connection with the dissolution of the licensing agreement with Micrologic.

 

During the first quarter of 2015, Company’s counsel, who had previously been issued 32,000 shares as compensation, returned those shares to Treasury. As of December 31, 2015, the Company has 1,040 treasury shares at cost basis.

 

Series B Preferred Shares

 

On November 1, 2011, the Company and certain creditors entered into a Settlement Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) whereby without admitting any wrongdoing on either part, the parties settled all previous agreements and resolved any existing disputes. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Company agreed to issue the creditors 45,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock of the Company on a pro-rata basis. Following the issuance and delivery of the shares of Series B Preferred Stock to said creditors, as well as surrendering the undelivered shares, the Settlement Agreement resulted in the settlement of all debts, liabilities and obligations between the parties.

 

The Series B Preferred Stock has a stated value of $100 per share and is convertible into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.30 per share representing 3,000 posts split (15,000,000 pre-split) common shares. Furthermore, the Series B Preferred Stock votes on an as converted basis and carries standard anti-dilution rights. These rights were subsequently removed, except in cases of stock dividends or splits. As of December 31, 2015, there are 45,000 Series B Preferred Shares outstanding.

 

Series C Preferred Shares

 

On April 29, 2011, GV Global Communications, Inc. (“GV”) provided funding to the Company in the aggregate principal amount of $111,000 (the “Loan”).  On September 25, 2012, the Company and GV entered into a Conversion Agreement pursuant to which the Company agreed to convert the Loan into 10,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock of the Company, which was approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Each share of Series C Preferred Stock is convertible, at the option of GV, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value (as defined below) by the Conversion Price (as defined below).  The Conversion Price for each share is equal to a 50% discount to the average of the lowest three lowest closing bid prices of the Company’s common stock during the 10-day trading period prior to the conversion with a minimum conversion price of $0.002.  The stated value is $11.00 per share (the “Stated Value”).  The Series C Preferred Stock has no liquidation preference, does not pay dividends and the holder of Series C Preferred Stock shall be entitled to one vote for each share of common stock that the Series C Preferred Stock shall be convertible into.   GV has contractually agreed to restrict its ability to convert the Series C Preferred Stock and receive shares of the Company’s common stock such that the number of shares of the Company’s common stock held by it and its affiliates after such conversion does not exceed 4.9% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, GV Global Communications, Inc. converted 7,770 of its Series C Preferred Stock into 12,010 post-split (64,551,667 common shares pre-split). During the third quarter of 2014, the Company received 4,204 post-split (21,021,900 pre-split) common shares to adjust the shares issued to reflect the amount that both they and the Company believed that they were owed. At December 31, 2015, and at December 31, 2014, GV owns 700 Series C Preferred Shares.

 

The issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock was made in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 506 promulgated under Regulation D thereunder.  GV is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Series D Preferred Shares

 

On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”), a Nevada limited liability company currently being formed. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Hermes will license to the Company, on an exclusive basis in the State of California, certain intellectual property relating to Hermes’s system and method for scheduling categorized deliverables, according to demand, at the customer’s location based on smartphone application and/or via the internet, in consideration of 100,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company (the “Preferred Shares”). The preferred stock has a value of $ 1,000 based upon the cost of the license; due to the holder of license is the related party of the Company. The Preferred Shares have no liquidation rights. The Holder of the Preferred Shares will be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to shareholders of the Company on an as-converted basis. The Preferred Shares have a conversion price of $0.01 (the “Conversion Price”) and a stated value of $10.00 per share (the “Stated Value”). Subject to the Company increasing its authorized shares of common stock to 500,000,000, each Preferred Share is convertible, at the option of the Holder, into such number of shares of common stock of the Company as determined by dividing the Stated Value by the Conversion Price. The issuance of the Preferred Shares was made in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 506 promulgated under Regulation D thereunder. Hermes is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. As of December 31, 2015, there are 100,000 Series D shares outstanding (1,000 shares post-split).

 

On November 14, 2014 the Company and the holder of the Vulcan note entered into settlement agreement terminate any and all agreements between them and to resolve all disputes existing between them, which are the subject of Holder’s draft complaint which has yet to be filed, upon the terms and conditions of which the Company issued the Holder post-split 1,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Settlement Shares”) at a cost basis of $0.12 per share representing aggregate consideration of $120,000 (the “Settlement Amount”). The stock certificate representing the Settlement Shares shall bear the standard 1933 Act restrictive legend. Holder, at its sole option, at any time prior to December 31, 2015, may convert the Settlement Shares into Series D Preferred Shares with a stated value of $120,000, a conversion price of $0.12 and liquidation and dividend rights to be determined.

 

On April 2, 2015, a third party converted 1,000 Series D Preferred shares into 1,000,000 common shares. On May 11th, 2015, Reko Holdings, LLC converted 4,000 shares of its Series D Preferred Stock into 4,000,000 restricted common shares. 

 

On August 31, 2015, Direct Communications gave a notice of conversion to Company stating its intention to convert 250 Series D Preferred Shares to 250,000 common shares, which were issued on or around that date. As of December 31, 2015, there are 94,750 Series D Preferred Shares outstanding.

 

Note 11 - Related Parties

 

Related parties are natural persons or other entities that have the ability, directly or indirectly, to control another party or exercise significant influence over the party in making financial and operating decisions. Related parties include other parties that are subject to common control or that are subject to common significant influences.

 

On April 22, 2015, Michael Murray was appointed by the Company as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. On April 23, 2015, Igwekali Reginald Emmanuel resigned as an executive officer and director of the Company to pursue other interests and Michael Murray was appointed as CEO, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Murray is an officer and shareholder of Hermes Roll LLC (“Hermes”), a Nevada limited liability company to be formed. On March 4, 2015, the Company entered into a Territorial License Agreement with Hermes, which is the basis for the Company’s current operations. Mr. Murray is the owner of 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Mr. Murray’s election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

On June 30, 2015, the Company appointed Dr. Danny Rittman as Chief Technical Officer and a board member. On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman will assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform. Said agreement is contingent upon the Company funding its commitments per the June 16, 2015 - Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement. Failure of the Company providing this funding, in full, or partially, will automatically terminate any GOPH ownership of the intellectual properties. Dr. Rittman is the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company as well as the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board, in formation. Dr. Rittman and Mr. Murray jointly own 9,900 shares of Series D Preferred Stock of the Company that is convertible at Dr. Rittman’s or Mr Murray’s election into 9,900,000 shares of common stock.

 

On August 20, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with Dr. Rittman pursuant to which the parties agreed that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, will be the property of Company, and (ii) Dr. Rittman agreed to assign to the Company any and all intellectual property related to the Company's consumer heuristic technology platform, subject to certain conditions, which as of December 31, 2015 have not been met. As of the end of the fiscal year, the intellectual property developed by Dr. Rittman had not been assigned to the Company. The Company has expensed the stated value of that intellectual property in these financial statements.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

Note 12 - Contingencies

 

Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, the Company may be involved in various litigation matters, which arise in the ordinary course of business.  There is currently no litigation that management believes will have a material impact on the financial position of the Company.

 

In connection with the registration of GopherInside as a trademark, Intel Corporation has requested that the Company abandons the trademark in lieu of potential confusion with their trademark Intel Inside. The Company has taken the initial steps necessary to alleviate any concern Intel may have associated with mobile or computer platforms. Furthermore, the Company holds the opinion that GopherInside is by merit different from “Intel + Inside” as two separate words. Additionally, a simple online search yields 1,189 live non-Intel marks that include the word “INSIDE.”  The Company learned that Intel filed on February 2, 2016 said Notice of Opposition to the trademark application. The Company has until March 16, 2016 to respond. The Company considering its future actions, and has assigned no value to the trademark in the financials presented herein.

 

Note 13 - Per Share Information

 

Loss per share

 

Basic loss per share of common stock is computed by dividing the net loss by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding.  Diluted loss per share of common stock (“Diluted EPS”) is computed by dividing the net loss by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock and dilutive common stock equivalents and convertible securities then outstanding.  At December 31, 2015 and 2014, there were 104,753,717 and 19,689 of potentially dilutive post-split common stock equivalents outstanding, respectively. The potentially dilutive common stock equivalents at December 31, 2015 arise from (i) the issuance on December 7, 2011 of 45,000 Series B Preferred Shares which are convertible into 3,000 common shares, (ii) the issuance of 10,000 Series C Preferred Shares having a stated value of $100 per share, of which 700 shares remain unconverted, which remaining unconverted shares are convertible into 770 post-split common shares, given recent market prices, and notwithstanding a restriction against owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s stock, and (iii) the issuance of a note payable to GV Global which based on hypothetical conversion at December 31, 2015 would have converted into 9,999,947 post-split common shares, and (iv) the issuance of 100,000 Series D Preferred Shares worth $120,000 to Vulcan, 5,250 of which have already been converted during this fiscal quarter, the remainder (unconverted balance) of which given hypothetical conversion at December 31, 2015 would have converted to 94,750,000 post-split shares. The potentially dilutive common stock equivalents at December 31, 2014 arise from (i) the issuance on December 7, 2011 of 45,000 Series B Preferred Shares which are convertible into 3,000 common shares, (ii) the issuance of the Rasel note which is convertible into 5,932 shares, (iii) the issuance of 10,000 Series C Preferred Shares having a stated value of $100 per share, of which 700 shares remain unconverted, which remaining unconverted shares are convertible into 723 common shares, given recent market prices, and notwithstanding a restriction against owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s stock, and (iv) the issuance of a $500,000 convertible note payable to Vulcan netted against the note receivable from Vulcan, which is convertible into 2,749 shares, given recent market prices, and notwithstanding a restriction against owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s stock, (iv) the issuance of a note to a third party Financier, which based on a theoretical conversion at December 31, 2014 would have converted into 7,285 shares of common stock. The computation of Diluted EPS does not assume exercise or conversion of securities that would have an anti-dilutive effect on the net loss per common share. Share amounts are shown in post-split amounts to facilitate comparison between the periods.  

 

Note 14 – Concentrations

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments, which potentially subject the Company to a concentration of credit risk, consist principally of temporary cash investments.

 

There have been no losses in these accounts through December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

 

Concentration of revenue and accounts receivable as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company has one customer, which counts 100% of revenue and accounts receivable.

 

Note 15 - Subsequent Events

 

Management has evaluated events that occurred subsequent to the end of the fiscal year shown herein.

 

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GOPHER PROTOCOL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014

 

On or around March 18, 2016 the Company and Dr. Danny Rittman entered into agreement intended to clarify the relationship between Dr. Rittman and the Company and the ownership of certain technology in connection with certain agreements previously entered into between Company and Dr. Rittman and with third parties. Specifically, the Company entered into that certain Territorial License Agreement with Hermes Roll LLC (to be formed) dated March 4, 2015, which such agreement was amended to expand the related territorial license to a worldwide license pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement dated June 16, 2015 (the "Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement"), and that certain Letter Agreement (the "Letter Agreement") entered into between Dr. Rittman and the Company dated August 20, 2015. The aforementioned agreements were tied to the funding of the Company in the minimum amount of $5,000,000 (the "Required Funding") and the assignment to the Company and/or ownership by the Company of all past, present and future technology in the form of intellectual property, including, but not limited to patents, trademarks, domains, applications, social media pages (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn and landing pages) (collectively, the "IP"), which such IP was paid for exclusively by Dr. Rittman and/or his affiliated companies, was contingent upon the Company obtaining the Required Funding by no later than October 30, 2015 (the "Contingency"). Accordingly, it was agreed to by the parties that (i) all inventions, improvements and developments made or conceived by the Dr. Rittman, either solely or in collaboration with others pertaining to Company's business, would be the property of the Company subject to the Contingency. In the event the Contingency was not met, the Letter Agreement would be cancelled and rendered null and void. The Company acknowledged that the Company did not meet the Contingency, technically resulting in the cancellation of the Letter Agreement and rendering the Letter Agreement null and void. Moreover, the Company failed to meet its obligations under the Amended and Restated Territorial License Agreement, including the further development of the consumer heuristic technology platform, thereby creating a vacuum in its development in all aspects, including the ability to obtain funding, resulting in the need for Dr. Rittman’s partners to perform the necessary development work related to the above agreements.

 

The original License Agreement will remain in place, while other agreements will be terminated and rendered null and void. Dr. Rittman will resign as an officer of the Company, but will remain as Director and technical consultant of the Company, and will accommodate the needs of the Company in return for compensation to be agreed by the parties. All intellectual property will remain in the possession of Dr. Rittman and his private partners, and the Company shall remain a licensee per the terms of the original Territorial License Agreement, and will develop the first product with Dr. Rittman and his partners.

 

The Company and Dr. Rittman partners will commence development of the product via a private LLC to be incorporated under the name "Guardian Patch, LLC" ( “LLC”). Dr. Rittman and certain private investors will provide all initial funding for product development, including engaging third party investors.

 

On March 8, 2016, a certain third party which holds the GV Note converted a portion of the GV Note into 226,110 common shares.

 

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