UNITED STATES

SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

☒ 

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

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021

 

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

 

For the transition period from _________ to _________

 

STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

 Wyoming

 

000-55012

 

 22-3827597

 (State or other jurisdiction of

 

(Commission

 

 (I.R.S. Employer

 incorporation or organization)

 

file number)

 

Identification No.)

    

1090 King Georges Post Road, Suite 603

Edison, NJ 08837

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(732) 661-9641

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

N/A

 

N/A

 

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

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value

Title of Class

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated Filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

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

 

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

 

Class

 

Outstanding at April 11, 2022

Common stock, $0.0001 par value

 

955,515,078

 

Class

 

Outstanding at April 11, 2022

Preferred stock, Series A, no par value

 

3

 

Class

 

Outstanding at April 11, 2022

Preferred stock, Series B, $0.10 par value

 

36,667

 

State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter. Solely for purposes of the foregoing calculation, all of the registrant’s directors and officers are deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status for this purpose does not reflect a determination that any persons are affiliates for any other purposes. $41,794,000

 

Transitional Small Business Disclosure Format Yes ☐     No ☒

 

Documents Incorporated By Reference

None

 

 

 

  

STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

FORM 10-K ANNUAL REPORT

FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2021 and 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

 

BUSINESS

 

 

5

 

ITEM 1A.

 

RISK FACTORS

 

 

14

 

ITEM 1B.

 

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

 

20

 

ITEM 2.

 

PROPERTIES

 

 

20

 

ITEM 3.

 

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

 

20

 

ITEM 4.

 

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

 

20

 

PART II

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.

 

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

 

 

21

 

ITEM 6.

 

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

 

22

 

ITEM 7.

 

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

 

 

22

 

ITEM 7A.

 

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

 

26

 

ITEM 8.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

 

F-1

 

ITEM 9.

 

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

 

27

 

ITEM 9A.

 

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

 

27

 

ITEM 9B.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

27

 

PART III

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.

 

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

 

 

28

 

ITEM 11.

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

 

32

 

ITEM 12.

 

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

 

 

33

 

ITEM 13.

 

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

 

39

 

ITEM 14.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

 

42

 

PART IV

 

 

 

 

ITEM 15.

 

EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

 

43

 

ITEM 16.

 

FORM 10-K SUMMARY

 

 

44

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

 

45

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Exhibit 31 –

 

Management certification

 

 

 

Exhibit 32 –

 

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

 

 

 

 

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

 

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

 

Such risks include, among others, the following: international, national and local general economic and market conditions: our ability to sustain, manage or forecast our growth; material costs and availability; new product development and introduction; existing government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; adverse publicity; competition; the loss of significant customers or suppliers; fluctuations and difficulty in forecasting operating results; changes in business strategy or development plans; business disruptions; the current inflation rate and supply chain disruptions; the implications and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and on our clients’ business and on the effectiveness and distributions of vaccines and boosters, domestically and internationally, to limit the impact of COVID-19, changes to mask mandate policies and to transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability to protect technology; and other factors referenced in this and prior filings.

 

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

 

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

 

 
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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

We are a software development and services company that offers a suite of integrated computer network security products using proprietary technology. StrikeForce Technical Services Corporation was incorporated in August 2001 under the laws of the State of New Jersey. On September 3, 2004, we changed our name to StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. On November 15, 2010, we redomiciled under the laws of the State of Wyoming. We initially conducted operations as an integrator and reseller of computer hardware and telecommunications equipment and services until December 2002. In December 2002, and formally memorialized in September 2003, we acquired certain intellectual property rights and patent pending technology from NetLabs.com, Inc. (“NetLabs”) including the rights to further develop and sell their principal technology. In addition, certain officers of NetLabs joined our company as officers and directors of our company. Our ongoing strategy is developing and marketing our suite of network security products to the corporate, financial, healthcare, legal, government, technology, insurance, e-commerce and consumer sectors. We plan to continue to grow our business primarily through our globally expanding sales channel and internally generated sales, rather than by acquisitions. We hold a 49% interest in BlockSafe Technologies, Inc., and, as of April 2021, we hold a 100% interest in Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC. We conduct our operations from our corporate office in Edison, New Jersey.

 

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

 

We completed the development of our ProtectID® platform at the end of June 2006, we completed the core development of our keyboard encryption and anti-keylogger product, GuardedID®, in December 2006 and commenced deployment of our new mobile product, MobileTrust® into the mobile stores in 2015. We finished development of our SafeVchat™ Secure Video Conferencing and PrivacyLoK™ products at the end of 2020 and deployed SafeVchat™ beta testing by some by our clients and individuals through our resellers. SafeVchat™, in management’s estimation, is one of the most secure video conferencing products on the market. PrivacyLoK™ adds security to all video conferencing tools and runs in conjunction with other applications on the same computer. We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, increased revenues from SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ in 2022, and beyond.

 

All are currently being sold and distributed. ProtectID® patent titled “Multi-Channel Device Utilizing a Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System” is protected by three patents. The keystroke encryption technology we developed and use in our GuardedID® product is protected by three patents. MobileTrust® has a patent throughout Europe, as of June 2020.

 

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

 

We generated all of our revenues of $193,000 for the year ended December 31, 2021 (compared to $207,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020), from the sales of our security products. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to a reduction in the sales of our products with impairments caused by the adverse economic conditions resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We market our products globally to financial service firms, healthcare related companies, legal services companies, e-commerce companies, automotive, government agencies, multi-level marketing groups, the enterprise market in general, and with virtual private network companies, as well as technology service companies and retail distributors that service all the above markets. We seek such sales through our own direct efforts, with emphasis on retail, through distributors, resellers and third-party agents internationally. We are also seeking to license the technology as original equipment with computer hardware and software manufacturers. We are engaged in multiple production installations and pilot projects with various distributors, resellers and direct customers primarily in the United States. Our GuardedID® product is also being sold directly to consumers, primarily through the Internet as well as distributors, resellers, third party agents, affiliates and potential OEM agreements by bundling GuardedID® with their products (providing a value-add and competitive advantage to their own products and offerings). Currently this is the most active market for us with multiple programs in production. We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, increases in revenues in fiscal 2022 and/or 2023 (subject to the impairments to the economy caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the degree to which the economy rebounds post-pandemic, and any domestic economic impact from the war in Ukraine), from these programs.

 

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

 

Because we are now experiencing a continual growing market demand (with the growth temporarily, in our opinion, curtailed by the economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic), we are developing a reseller and distribution channel as a strategy to generate, manage and fulfill demand for our products across market segments, minimizing the requirement for an increase in our staff as we grow our distributor market. We have minimized the concentration on our initial direct sales efforts as our distribution and reseller channels continue to grow internationally and will require appropriate levels of support.

 

 
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In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. This outbreak continues to spread throughout the U.S. and around the world. As a result, authorities continue to implement numerous measures to try to contain the virus, including restrictions on travel, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders, business restrictions and complete shutdowns. We are not considered an “essential business” due to the industries and customers we serve. As of, and subsequent to, September 30, 2021, we have been following the recommendations of the CDC and state/local health authorities to minimize exposure risk for our team members during the pandemic, including the temporary closure of our corporate office and having our team members work remotely. During the second quarter of 2021, we reopened our corporate office while continuing to adhere to the guidelines issued by health authorities. Many customers and vendors have transitioned to electronic submission of invoices and payments. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in longer response times from potential new customers and certain existing customers. We cannot anticipate the effect that the impairments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our year end fiscal 2022 results or 2023 results, or the effectiveness and distributions of vaccines, boosters, and their distribution in 2022 and 2023 and changes to mask mandate policies or the shift from a pandemic to an endemic. The pandemic has significantly impacted the economic conditions both in the United States and worldwide, with accelerated effects through the date of this Annual Report, as federal, state and local governments react to the public health crisis, creating significant uncertainties in both the worldwide and the United States economies. The situation is rapidly changing, including the onset of the ongoing most recent and anticipated wave of the virus caused by the B2 Omicron variant and the possibility of other variants over time, and additional impacts to our business may arise that we are not aware of currently. We cannot predict whether, when or the manner in which, the conditions surrounding COVID-19 will change including the timing of lifting any restrictions or office closure requirements. We will continue to evaluate the nature and extent of COVID-19’s impact to our business, consolidated results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and our results presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for future periods in 2022, 2023, or beyond.

 

Management believes that cyber security is a growing requirement as the pandemic continues and more people are working remotely as well as using digital forms on a regular basis. Consequently, the market demand, in our estimation, is increasing. However, our Company is also experiencing the impact of the pandemic. Currently our management has limited business operating from our office location and this impedes our ability to take full advantage of the increasing market demand. Many of our current clients have experienced a dramatic slowdown in their business, limiting their ability to have the resources to pay for our services. We still produce revenues and we anticipate, but cannot guarantee, our video conferencing tool, SafeVchat™, which provides authentication and security (using our existing products), will have gained acceptance in the market. Currently, we have companies doing beta testing. During the year ended December 31, 2021, we earned revenues of $74,000 from SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ and overall revenues of $193,000. We believe, but cannot guarantee, that our sales, partly as a consequence of the new work environment created by the ongoing pandemic and the need for our products, will significantly increase in fiscal 2022 and continue that substantial growth in 2023. We also are encouraged by the $65 billion dollars provided for broadband access to improve internet services that is in the recently enacted federal Infrastructure Bill of 2021, but cannot provide assurance as to how, or if, that will impact our products and services.

 

On November 13, 2020, our filing of an Offering Circular on Form 1-A, pursuant to Regulation A (File Number: 024-11267) was qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We registered 668,449,198 shares of common stock for maximum proceeds of $2,315,000 (after deducting the maximum broker discount and costs of the offering). As of September 30, 2021, the offering was fully subscribed as we accepted the subscriptions for an aggregate of 474,453,653 shares of common stock for full satisfaction of the entire offering of $2,500,000 (of which we received $2,315,000). We announced the closing of the offering on our Current Report on Form 8-K as filed on February 8, 2021.

 

On May 11, 2021, our filing of an Offering Circular on Form 1-A, pursuant to Regulation A (File Number: 024-11512) was qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We registered 150,000,000 shares of common stock for maximum proceeds of $7,065,000 (after deducting the maximum broker discount and costs of the offering). During the year ended December 31, 2021, we issued 119,666,450 shares of common stock to investors for cash proceeds of $5,602,158, net of fees and commission, pursuant to the May 2021 Offering Circular. In September 2021, we sold 50,000,000 warrant shares for $50,000 to two investors who purchased subscriptions through the Offering Circular. We also awarded 5,000,000 warrant shares to the broker who facilitated the Offering Circular. The warrants vest immediately and have a 5-year term with an exercise price of $0.05 per share.

 

Effective June 25, 2020, we completed a 1:500 reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock and all fractional shares were rounded up. All share and per share amounts in this report on Form 10-K have been adjusted retroactively to reflect the reverse stock split as if it had occurred at the beginning of the earliest period presented.

 

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

 

 
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Our Products

 

StrikeForce is a software development and services company. We own and are seeking to commercially market various identification protection software products that we developed to protect computer networks from unauthorized access, real time, and to protect network owners and users from cyber security attacks and data breaches. Our principal products ProtectID®, GuardedID®, inclusive of our unique CryptoColor® technology and MobileTrust®, are proprietary authentication and keystroke encryption technologies that are intended to eliminate unauthorized access to computer networks and all mobile devices, and to prevent unauthorized individuals from copying (logging) keystrokes. Our newest products, SafeVchat™ Secure Video Conferencing and PrivacyLoK™, are in beta testing and management intends to market them after the beta testing is complete. We already earned revenues from SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ in 2021. We are increasing our market for our suite of products in the financial services, e-commerce, corporate, healthcare, government and consumer sectors. Our cyber security products are as follows:

 

·

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

·

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

·

MobileTrust® is an advanced iPhone/iPad and Android device password vault that includes a strong password generator. MobileTrust® also provides for Mobile Multi-Factor One Time Password authentication, a secured browser and keystroke encryption between its virtual keyboard and secured browser, which is critical to all confidential online transactions and other features, which is now in production. This new feature for mobile devices, which helps prevent data breaches and stolen credentials is a critical and vital addition to all enterprise mobile users, as enterprises transition to “Bring Your Own Devices” (BYOD). (International European Patent No: Application #14763895.1)

·

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

·

SafeVchat™ is, in our estimation, one of the best and most secure video conferencing products in the marketplace and we believe at a time when it is most needed due to the remote workplace environment brought on by the work conditions arising from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The product is a two-factor authentication application, with out-of-band authentication capability, including push transactions to cell phones or a one-time passcode, and only invitees to the conference will gain access. The application also runs on any Apple or Android device. and operates on any browser because it does not require an application. SafeVchat™ also has a premium version available which utilizes PrivacyLok™ for added security.

·

PrivacyLok™ offers protective mechanisms that are far more encompassing than what other video conferencing platforms currently provide, such as camera locking, keyboard protection, clipboard protection, microphone protection and audio input/output locking. The application also runs on the user’s computer and protects all applications, not just video conferencing. The application is offered a part of the of SafeVchat™ Premium, or as a separate standalone application.

 

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

 

 
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The ProtectID® Cloud Service can be hosted by our service provider (we have a strategic arrangement with a third party SAS70 hosting service) as well as the ProtectID® Out-of-Band and Multi-Factor Platform, which can be installed internally in a customer’s infrastructure or as a hybrid implementation. With the exception of our free redistributable Microsoft software components.

 

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

 

·

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

 

 

·

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

 

 

·

The 2017 Verizon Data Breach report, published in April 2018, stated that 80% of all the data breaches they reported would not have occurred if the corporations used two factor authentications.

 

 

·

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

 

 

·

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Business Model

 

We are focusing primarily on developing sales through “channel” relationships in which our products are offered by other manufacturers, distributors, value-added resellers and agents, internationally. In 2016, we added and publicly announced additions to our global distribution sales channel, which provides additional presence for us in the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa. We continue to add additional channel partners, especially on the consumer side and developed a new retail business. We also sell our suite of security products directly from our Edison, New Jersey office, which also augments our channel partner relationships. It is our strategy that these “channel” relationships will provide the greater percentage of our revenues ongoing, as was the case in the past two years. Examples of the channel relationships that we are seeking include already established original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) and bundled relationships with other security technology and software providers that would integrate or bundle the enhanced security capabilities of ProtectID®, GuardedID® and/or MobileTrust® into their own product lines, including SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ and our SafeVchat™ API’s, thereby providing greater value to their clients. These would include providers of networking software and manufacturers of computer and telecommunications hardware and software that provide managed services, and multi-level marketing groups, as well as all markets interested in increasing the value of their products and packages, such as financial services software, anti-virus, government integrators and identity theft product companies. We contracted with various new distributors during 2020 and 2021, and we anticipate, but cannot guarantee, an increase in revenues in 2022 and/or 2023 (subject to the impairments caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the degree to which the economy rebounds post-pandemic).

 

 
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We believe, but cannot guarantee, the revenues of SafeVchat™, our secure Video Conferencing Tool, and PrivacyLok™, which adds five levels of security for SafeVchat™, should be profitable during 2022 and beyond, although we cannot guarantee such profitability. While the full effect of the increased use in remote access in employment due to COVID-19 is still undeterminable, it has become evident, in managements estimation, clear that people will be working remotely for a long time, perhaps with some hybrid level of permanence. In a February 2021 New York Times article, Google announced that they will no longer require that their employees to come into the attainment office, as stated in the New York Times, Video conference sales are projected to be over $100 billion, more than double of what was originally projected. We believe that SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLok™ are perfectly timed for introduction into the market and we anticipate, but cannot guarantee, our market share will grow over the next several years.

 

From our MobileTrust® security application, built with our sCloud registration process, we created and announced two additional products in 2020: our ProtectID® Mobile OTP (One Time Password) to be used with ProtectID®; and our GuardedID® Mobile keystroke encryption software development kit (SDK). Both products are now in production. With the creation of GuardedID® Mobile SDK, we now focus the sales of this software product to the development groups of our target markets for it to be added to their mobile applications. We are in discussions with many large-scale parties that are interested in this software, although no assurances can be provided as to acceptance and profitability. Management has already received requests for this software, as keystroke encryption malware grows and remains a major problem for the mobile-cyber security market, particularly with anti-virus products being viewed as non-effective against malware threats.

 

Our primary target markets include financial services such as banks and insurance companies, healthcare providers, legal services, government agencies through integrators, technology platforms, e-commerce-based services companies, telecommunications and cellular carriers, technology software companies, government agencies and consumers, especially for our mobile and keystroke encryption products. We are focusing our concentration on cyber security and data breach strategic problem areas, such as where compliance with financial, healthcare, legal and government regulations are key and stolen passwords are used to acquire private information illegally. In 2020 and 2021, several of our channel partners had pilots and client implementations in place that are expected, although no assurances can be provided, to increase our revenues in 2022 and/or 2023 (subject to the impairments caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the degree to which the economy rebounds post-pandemic). There is no guarantee as to the timing and continued success of these efforts.

 

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

 

We seek to generate revenues through recurring fees for SafeVchat™, PrivacyLok™, GuardedID® and ProtectID® based on client consumer usage in the financial, healthcare services and legal services markets, as well as enterprises in general. We provide our clients a choice of operating our ProtectID® software internally by licensing it or through our hosted Cloud Service or a hybrid that some clients have implemented and none of our competitors presently offer. GuardedID® requires a download on each and every computer it protects, whether for employees or consumers. We have four GuardedID® products, (i) a standard version which protects browser data entry only, (ii) a premium version which protects almost all the applications running under Microsoft Windows on the desktop, including Microsoft Office Suite and almost all applications running on the desktop, (iii) an Enterprise version which, in addition, provides the Enterprise administrative rights and the use of Microsoft’s Enterprise tools for the product’s deployment, and (iv) an Apple version for all the latest MAC operating systems and for the browsers and entire desktop. Our GuardedID® Mobile SDK (software development kit) is priced for the consumer through the appropriate mobile phone stores, as well as direct, distribution and OEM sales for higher volume enterprises, including volume discounts to the degree allowed by the telecommunications providers. We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, steadily increasing revenues from these product offerings.

 

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

 

 
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Marketing

 

Our multi-channel marketing strategy includes:

 

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

 

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

 

3. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM): SFT products are sold to other security technology vendors that integrate ProtectID®, GuardedID® and, now, GuardedID® Mobile SDK into their products (bundling) and services providing for monthly/annual increasing recurring revenues. They are also now able to sell and bundle SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLok™.

 

4. Technology and other providers and resellers, agents and distributors are interested in purchasing and or selling our new SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLok™ products as secure video conferencing products

 

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

 

Intellectual Property

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

On March 28, 2013, the Company initiated patent litigation against PhoneFactor, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, for alleged infringement of United States Patent No. 7,870,599 (the “‘599 Patent”). The Company filed a separate action against Microsoft Corporation based on its alleged infringement of the ‘599 Patent and two additional patents for out-of-band user authentication (U.S. Patent Nos.: 8,484,698 & 8,713,701). Both actions were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. On January 15, 2016, the litigation was settled and the parties executed a settlement agreement in the form of a Release and License Agreement. The terms and conditions of the Release and License Agreement are confidential except under limited conditions. As a consequence of the Release and License Agreement, the parties have moved to dismiss the action with prejudice, the Company has licensed the patents to Microsoft Corporation, and the Company received a non-disclosable one-time lump sum payment.

 

In June 2020, we were awarded an International European Patent, Application #14763895.1, for MobileTrust®. While the MobileTrust® International Patent was granted in Europe, the patent application in the United States was rejected.

 

Our patent attorneys filed our fourth, fifth and sixth “Out of Band” continuation patents. We currently have three patents granted to us for Out-of-Band ProtectID® (Patent Nos.: 7,870,599, 8,484,698 and 8,713,701). MobileTrust® is also covered by our GuardedID® patents. We cannot provide assurances that the latter patents will be granted in fiscal 2022.

 

We plan to continue our strategy to aggressively enforce the patent rights relating to our granted Keystroke Encryption patents that help protect our GuardedID® and MobileTrust® products. We were granted three related keystroke encryption patents for which we received the most recent patent on March 3, 2015 (Patent Nos.: 8,566,608, 8,732,483 and 8,973,107). In June 2020, we also received an International Patent in Europe for MobileTrust® (Patent Approved: Application #14763895.1).

 

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

 

Business Strategy

 

Our primary strategy throughout 2022 is to focus on the growth and support of our channel partners, including distributors, resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) (subject to the impairments caused by COVID-19). Our internal sales team targets potential direct sales in industries that management believes provides the greatest potential for short term sales. These include small to medium sized financial institutions, government agencies, e-commerce, healthcare, legal and enterprise businesses. We are also executing agreements with strategic resellers and distributors for marketing, selling and supporting our products internationally. We primarily work with distributors, resellers and agents to generate the bulk of our sales internationally, realizing that this strategy takes longer to nurture, however it is progressing well. We are starting to realize positive results, however slowly, with our sales channel and anticipate, but cannot guarantee, a successful fiscal 2022, through the sales channel and from our new mobile and GuardedID® MAC, SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ products with a concentration of sales already contracted. There can be no assurances, however, that we will succeed in implementing our sales strategy. Although management believes that there is an increasingly strong market for our products as the need for cyber security solutions increases globally, we have not generated substantial revenue from the sale of our products and there is no assurance we can secure a market sufficient to permit us to achieve profitability in fiscal 2022 (subject to the impairments caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the degree to which the economy rebounds post-pandemic).

 

Most of the costs that we incur are related to salaries, professional fees, marketing, sales and research & design. Our operations presently require funding of approximately $235,000 per month based on the hiring of four additional sales staff members in 2022. We expect that our monthly cash usage for operations will increase slightly due to contracted and anticipated increased volumes and adding some targeted channel marketing programs. We anticipate that the areas in which we will experience the greatest increase in operating expenses is in marketing, selling, product support, product research and new technology development in the growing cyber security market. We are committed to maintaining our current level of operating costs until we reach the level of revenues needed to absorb any potential increase in costs.

 

 
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Competition

 

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

 

Our patented technologies are used in SafeVchat™, our secure Video Conferencing Tool and PrivacyLok™, which adds five levels of security for SafeVchat™ Premium, which we believe are more secure than Zoom, Teams and other competitors’ products available in the growing marketplace.

 

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

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc.

 

BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. (“BlockSafe”) was formed on December 1, 2017 in the State of Wyoming. BlockSafe is in the business of providing total cyber security solutions and has the licensee from our company of our desktop anti-malware product called “GuardedID®” and our one of a kind mobile application called “MobileTrust®”. BlockSafe is intended to be developed as an enterprise focused on using our licensed technology in the field of cryptocurrency and its use of blockchains. Small revenues have been generated to date, primarily due to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There can be no assurances on the success of this project or any profitability arising from BlockSafe.

 

As of December 31, 2021, no tokens have been developed or issued. There is no assurance as to whether, or at what amount, or on what terms, tokens will be available. Moreover, there can be no assurance how such technology will function, which could expose us to legal and regulatory issues. Cryptocurrency and its use of blockchains is still in the development stage and receiving mixed results. The Securities and Exchange Commission has, in its dissemination of information to the public, expressed that tokens in the United States would be treated as securities pursuant to the Howey Test. This standard has been adopted, in various forms, in numerous other jurisdictions. The European Union and China are contemplating their own form of cryptocurrency and Facebook Libra cryptocurrency recently lost the support of PayPal (see https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/cryptocurrency, which article is not incorporated by reference to this filing). On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations announced its 2022 examination priorities which included the review of the use of crypto-assets as one of its top five priorities for review. This review and any regulatory rules and regulations arising from this review may impact the BlockSafe business. In addition, legal and regulatory developments could render the technology impermissible, which could have a material adverse effect on BlockSafe and us.

 

 
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At December 31, 2021, noncontrolling interests represents 51% of BlockSafe that we do not directly own. The Company and BlockSafe have a management agreement pursuant to which BlockSafe shall remit a management fee of $36,000 per month to the Company, and when BlockSafe reaches a milestone of $1,000,000 in financing, an additional management fee of $5,000,000 shall be owed to the Company, payable monthly over three years. The management fee is eliminated in consolidation. At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the amount of VIE cash on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets can be used only to settle obligations of BlockSafe, and the amounts of VIE accounts payable, VIE Notes Payable, VIE Accrued Interest, and VIE Financing Obligation have no recourse to the general credit of the Company.

 

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

 

In 2018, the Company’s consolidated subsidiary BlockSafe issued promissory notes to investors in the aggregate of $775,500. As part of each promissory note agreement BlockSafe agreed to pay a financing obligation to the note holders equal to the note principal in tokens, as defined, to be issued by BlockSafe. In December 2018, BlockSafe agreed to issue 200,000 cryptocurrency tokens to an unrelated party for receipt of $50,000. In February 2019, the agreement was amended and the unrelated party is to receive an additional 100,000 tokens. No such tokens have been developed or issued as of December 31, 2021.

 

From February 2019 to March 2019, BlockSafe agreed to issue 450,000 cryptocurrency tokens and 56,250 restricted shares of BlockSafe common stock to four unrelated parties for receipt of $122,500. The tokens or restricted stock of BlockSafe have not been issued as of December 31, 2021.

 

From March to April 2019, five of the BlockSafe noteholders agreed to convert $295,500 of principal and $19,700 of accrued interest into 1,845,041 cryptocurrency tokens to be issued by BlockSafe. The tokens have not been issued as of December 31, 2021.

 

We have used the funds received from investors pursuant to the promissory notes for the efforts mentioned below to develop the Tokens and to develop an additional product and prepare it for sale. We currently do not require additional funds for the development efforts.

 

The steps we have taken to date in our efforts to develop tokens include completing a formal plan for the Tokens, obtaining professional advice regarding the legal implications of developing tokens, and we have a blockchain for our Tokens (BSAFE®). We have not yet finalized a budget for the development of Tokens, we have not yet hired a full development team, we have not yet completed the development of Tokens, and we have not yet developed any payment, trading, or custody platform or infrastructure related to the Tokens. The failure to develop or issue these Tokens as of December 31, 2021 does not constitute an event of default under the promissory notes. It should be noted however that the promissory notes were not repaid pursuant to their terms and are currently in default.

 

At December 31, 2021, the Company’s consolidated subsidiary, BlockSafe, had recorded a financing obligation of $1,263,000 to be paid in tokens, as defined. At December 31, 2021 and through the date of this filing, BlockSafe. has not completed the development or issued any tokens. At December 31, 2021, as the development of the tokens has not been completed and tokens do not exist, and any amounts received for tokens are not considered equity or revenue, management determined that 100% of the obligation of $1,263,000 is a liability to be settled by BlockSafe., through the issuance of tokens, or through other means if tokens are never issued.

 

We have stated to the note holders that once StrikeForce has the funds or BlockSafe sells the Tokens, the intent is to satisfy the outstanding balances as soon as possible. In the event that we are unable to satisfy the outstanding balances of the Notes, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

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

 

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

 

 
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Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC

 

On April 15, 2021, StrikeForce formally closed a Member Interest Purchase Agreement in which StrikeForce acquired the entire Member Interests of Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company. In April 2021, we issued 500,000 shares of common stock with a fair value of $36,000, for the purchase of Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC. At the date of acquisition, Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC had nominal assets and liabilities, no revenues and limited operating history. Furthermore, the Company also determined that the acquisition did not meet the requirement of a significant acquisition pursuant to the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC is a cybersecurity firm offering cyber, privacy & data protection services including a personal cyber risk assessment, the industry’s first cyber health score, report and custom action plan, as well as ongoing vulnerability scanning, hack monitoring and dark web intelligence monitoring. For more information, go to https://SecureCyberID.com (which website is expressly not included in this filing). Will Lynch, the prior sole member of Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC was hired by StrikeForce as the Director of Channel Distribution and not as a Named Executive Officer. A Director of Channel Distribution develops, services, and grows relationships with clients. Mr. Lynch has an annual salary of $100,000 and will also receive 2% net of all Channel sales. Mr. Lynch reports to our Executive Vice President and Marketing Director.

 

Employees

 

As of fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, we had 10 employees and our relations with employees are good.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

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

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We have yet to establish any history of profitable operations. For the year ended December 31, 2021, we incurred a net loss of $17,245,000 and used cash in operating activities of $3,063,000, and at December 31, 2021, we had a stockholders’ deficit of $11,589,000. Also, at December 31, 2021, we are in default on notes payable and convertible notes payable in the aggregate amount of $2,867,000. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date that these financial statements are issued. As a result, our independent registered public accounting firm included an explanatory paragraph in its report on our financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021 with respect to this uncertainty. This going concern opinion could materially limit our ability to raise additional funds through the issuance of new debt or equity securities and future reports on our financial statements may also include an explanatory paragraph with respect to our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

 
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At December 31, 2021, we had cash on hand in the amount of $2,084,000. Management estimates that the current funds on hand will be sufficient to continue operations through the next eighteen months. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to continue to implement our business plan. Currently, management is attempting to increase revenues by selling through a channel of distributors, value added resellers, strategic partners and original equipment manufacturers. While we believe in the viability of our strategy to increase revenues, there can be no assurances to that effect. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to increase our customer base and realize increased revenues. No assurance can be given that any future financing, if needed, will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to us. Even if we are able to obtain additional financing, if needed, it may contain undue restrictions on our operations, in the case of debt financing, or cause substantial dilution for our stockholders, in the case of equity financing.

 

We completed the development of our ProtectID® platform at the end of June 2006, we completed the core development of our keyboard encryption and anti-keylogger product, GuardedID®, in December 2006 and commenced deployment of our new mobile product, MobileTrust® into the mobile stores in 2015. We completed GuardedID® in 2016 and SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLok™ in 2021. Presently, (except for SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLok™ which are in beta testing although we already earned revenues from SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ in 2021), all of the products are being sold and distributed. Our suite of products is targeted to the financial, e-commerce, corporate, government, healthcare, legal, insurance, technology and retail markets. We seek to locate customers in a variety of ways. These primarily include contracts with value added resellers and distributors (both inside the United States and internationally), direct sales calls initiated by our internal staff, exhibitions at security and technology trade shows, through the media, through consulting agreements, and through our agent relationships. Our sales generate revenue either as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) model, through a Hosting/License agreement, bundled with other company’s products or through direct purchase by distributors and resellers. We price our products for cloud consumer transactions based on the number of transactions in which our software products are utilized. We also price our products for business applications based on the number of users. These pricing models provide our company with one-time, monthly, quarterly and annual recurring revenues with volume discounts. We are also generating revenues from annual maintenance contracts, renewal fees and expect, but cannot guarantee, an increase in revenues based upon the execution of various agreements that we have recently concluded, primarily in the retail and insurance sectors.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We cannot assure that we can adequately protect the intellectual property or successfully prosecute potential infringement of the intellectual property rights. Also, we cannot assure that others will not assert rights in, or ownership of, trademarks and other proprietary rights of ours or that we will be able to successfully resolve these types of conflicts to our satisfaction. Failure to protect the intellectual property rights would result in a loss of revenue and could adversely affect our operations and financial condition.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and effective disclosure controls and procedures are necessary for us to produce reliable financial statements. As discussed in Item 9A – “Controls and Procedures” of this Form 10-K, we have evaluated our internal control over financial reporting and our disclosure controls and procedures and concluded that they were not effective as of December 31, 2021.

 

A material weakness is defined as a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. The material weaknesses we identified are (1) We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures. Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which is applicable to us as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness; (2) Our board of directors has no independent director or member with financial expertise which causes ineffective oversight of our external financial reporting and internal control over financial reporting; (3) We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 
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COVID-19.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In addition, we applied for funding pursuant to the Small Business Administration program. The Paycheck Protection Program provided forgivable funding for payroll and related costs as well as some non-payroll costs. We applied for funding and we received (on April 17, 2020) funding in the amount of $313,000. In June 2021, the April 2020 PPP loan of $313,000 was forgiven by the SBA. Pursuant to ASC 470, Debt, we recorded a gain of $313,000 to extinguish the PPP loan and accrued interest of $4,000. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan provides low-interest, long-term financing. We applied for funding and received (on May 18, 2020) funding in the amount of $150,000. In March 2021, we applied for funding and were approved for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program forgivable financing in the amount of $177,000. In November 2021, the March 2021 PPP loan of $177,000 was forgiven by the SBA. Pursuant to ASC 470, Debt, the Company recorded a gain of $177,000 to extinguish the PPP loan and accrued interest of $1,000.

 

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

 

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

 

An economic recession had set in from the pandemic in 2020 and continued into 2021. Some companies are not receiving payments and in turn, as a consequence of limited cash flow, are not prepared to purchase our products. COVID-19 has led to some of our customers and potential customers being stricken with the virus causing them to not be able to work for many weeks and therefore causing delays for us in our marketing decisions. This outbreak could decrease spending, adversely affect demand for our products, and harm our business and results of operations. It is not possible for us to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak or the timing and the degree to which economic recovery will be realized post-pandemic and, consequently, its effects on our business or results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity, at this time.

 

The global impact of COVID-19 and actions taken to reduce its spread continues to rapidly evolve and we will continue to monitor the situation and the effects on our business and operations closely. We do not yet know the full extent of potential impacts on our business or operations or on the global economy as a whole, particularly if the COVID-19 pandemic continues and persists for an extended period of time. The length of time it may take for global vaccine distribution and more normal economic and operating conditions to resume remains uncertain and the economic recovery period could continue for a prolonged period even after the health risks of the pandemic subside. Given the uncertainty, we cannot reasonably estimate the impact on our future results of operations, cash flows or financial condition. To the extent the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects our business and results of operations, it may also have the effect of heightening many of the other risks and uncertainties described in this “Risk Factors” section of this Annual Report. We will continue to evaluate the nature and extent of COVID-19’s impact to our business, consolidated results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and our results presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for future years.

 

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

 

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

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

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

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

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

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

 
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PART II

 

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

 

(A) MARKET INFORMATION

 

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

 

Quarter Ended:

 

Low:

 

 

High:

 

March 31, 2020

 

$ 0.0008

 

 

$ 0.0033

 

June 30, 2020

 

$ 0.0003

 

 

$ 1.7500

 

September 30, 2020

 

$ 0.0040

 

 

$ 0.1200

 

December 31, 2020

 

$ 0.0023

 

 

$ 0.1499

 

March 31, 2021

 

$ 0.0970

 

 

$ 0.1068

 

June 30, 2021

 

$ 0.0472

 

 

$ 0.0510

 

September 30, 2021

 

$ 0.0635

 

 

$ 0.0860

 

December 31, 2021

 

$ 0.0405

 

 

$ 0.0440

 

 

The closing bid price for our shares of common stock on April 11, 2022 was $0.034.

 

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

 

(B) HOLDERS

 

As of April 11, 2022, there were approximately 530 holders of the common stock on record with our transfer agent.

 

(C) DIVIDENDS

 

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

 

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

 

(D) RECENT ISSUANCES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES

 

In October 2021, we issued a total of 24,155 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $2,000, to a consultant for services provided relating to a consultant agreement.

 

In December 2021, we issued a total of 7,500 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $453, relating to a December 2009 retainer agreement with our SEC attorney.

 

In December 2021, we issued a total of 51,933 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $2,000, to a consultant for services provided relating to a consultant agreement.

 

In December 2021, we issued a total of 2,400,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $106,000, to a consultant for services provided relating to a consultant agreement.

 

Subsequent issuances:

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2021, we issued 134,853 shares of common stock for services with a fair value of $6,000.

 

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

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. Selected Financial Data.

 

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

 

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

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

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

 

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

 

Our MD&A is comprised of significant accounting estimates made in the normal course of its operations, overview of our business conditions, results of operations, liquidity and capital resources and contractual obligations. We did not have any off balance sheet arrangements as of December 31, 2020 or 2021.

 

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

  

 
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Background

 

We are a software development and services company that offers a suite of integrated computer network security products using proprietary technology. Our ongoing strategy is developing and marketing our suite of network security products to the corporate, financial, healthcare, legal, government, technology, insurance, e-commerce and consumer sectors. We plan to continue to grow our business primarily through our expanding sales channel and internally generated sales, rather than by acquisitions. We hold a 49% interest in BlockSafe Technologies, Inc., and, as of April 2021, we hold a 100% interest in Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC.

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. This outbreak continues to spread throughout the U.S. and around the world. As a result, authorities continue to implement numerous measures to try to contain the virus, including restrictions on travel, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders, business restrictions and complete shutdowns. We are not considered an “essential business” due to the industries and customers we serve. As of, and subsequent to, December 31, 2021, we have been following the recommendations of the CDC and state/local health authorities to minimize exposure risk for our team members during the pandemic, including the temporary closure of our corporate office and having our team members work remotely. During the second quarter of 2021, we reopened our corporate office while continuing to adhere to the guidelines issued by health authorities. Many customers and vendors have transitioned to electronic submission of invoices and payments. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in longer response times from potential new customers and certain existing customers. We cannot anticipate the effect that the impairments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our fiscal 2022 or 2023 results, or the effectiveness and distributions of vaccines, boosters, and their distribution in 2022 and 2023, changes to mask mandate policies and to transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic. The pandemic has significantly impacted the economic conditions both in the United States and worldwide, with accelerated effects through the date of this Annual Report, as federal, state and local governments react to the public health crisis, creating significant uncertainties in both the worldwide and the United States economies. The situation is rapidly changing, including the onset of the ongoing subsequent waves of the virus caused by the possibility of various variants over time, and additional impacts to our business may arise that we are not aware of currently. We cannot predict whether, when or the manner in which, the conditions surrounding COVID-19 will change including the timing of lifting any restrictions or office closure requirements. We will continue to evaluate the nature and extent of COVID-19’s impact to our business, consolidated results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and our results presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for future periods in 2022, 2023, or beyond.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, we believe the COVID-19 pandemic did impact our operating results as sales to customers were down 7% as compared from the year ended December 31, 2020. However, we have not observed any impairments of our assets or a significant change in the fair value of our assets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, it is not possible for us to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on our business or results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity.

 

We have been following the recommendations of health authorities to minimize exposure risk for our team members, including the temporary closure of our corporate office and having team members work remotely. Most customers and vendors have transitioned to electronic submission of invoices and payments.

 

Management believes that cyber security is a growing requirement as the pandemic continues, more people are working remotely as well as using digital forms on a regular basis. Consequently, the market demand, in our estimation, is increasing. However, our company is also experiencing the impact of the ongoing pandemic. Currently our management is not working from our office location and impedes our ability to take full advantage of the increasing market demand. Many of our current clients have experienced a dramatic slowdown in their business, limiting their ability to have the resources to pay for our services. We still generate revenues and we anticipate, but cannot guarantee, we will have the resources to advance our video conferencing tool, SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™, that provides authentication and encryption (using our existing products), for which we believe will have a great interest in the market. During the year ended December 31, 2021, we earned revenues of $74,000 from SafeVchat™ and PrivacyLoK™ and overall revenues of $193,000.

 

Our executive office is located at 1090 King Georges Post Road, Suite 603, Edison, NJ 08837. Our telephone number is (732) 661-9641. At December 31, 2021, we had 10 employees. Our Company’s website is www.strikeforcetech.com (we are not including the information contained in our website as part of, nor should the information be relied upon or incorporated by reference into, this report on Form 10-K).

  

 
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Results of Operations

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2021 COMPARED TO THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020

 

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2021 were $193,000 compared to $207,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, a decrease of $14,000 or 6.8%. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to a reduction in the sales of our products with impairments related to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenues are derived from software and services.

 

Cost of revenues for the year ended December 31, 2021 was $27,000 compared to $13,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $14,000, or 108%. The increase resulted from the increased fees related to certain revenues. Cost of revenues are fees related to our revenues, and as a percentage of total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2021 was 14.0% compared to 6.2% for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2021 were $566,000 compared to $520,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $46,000 or 8.8%. The increase was primarily due to the increase in salaries and benefits of the personnel conducting research and development. The salaries, benefits and overhead costs of personnel conducting research and development of our software products primarily comprises our research and development expenses.

 

Compensation, professional fees, and selling, general and administrative (collectively, “SGA”) expenses for the year ended December 31, 2021 were $9,448,000 compared to $2,350,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $7,098,000 or 302%. The increase was due primarily to an increase in employee stock-based compensation and professional fees. SG&A expenses consist primarily of salaries, benefits and overhead costs for executive and administrative personnel, insurance, fees for professional services, including consulting, legal, and accounting fees, plus travel costs and non-cash stock compensation expense for the issuance of stock options to employees and other general corporate expenses.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, other expense was $7,397,000 as compared to other expense of $7,412,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, representing a decrease in other expense of ($15,000), or 0.2%. The decrease was primarily due to decreases in the loss on extinguishment of debt, the change in the fair value of derivative liabilities and debt discount amortization, offset by increases in financing costs.

 

Our net loss for the year ended December 31, 2021 was $17,245,000 compared to $10,088,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $7,157,000, or 70.9%. The increase was primarily due to the decrease in revenues, increases in employee stock-based compensation, professional fees and financing costs, offset by decreases in the loss on extinguishment of debt, the change in the fair value of derivative liabilities and debt discount amortization.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our total current assets at December 31, 2021 were $2,121,000, which included cash of $2,084,000, as compared with $203,000 in total current assets at December 31, 2020, which included cash of $162,000. Additionally, we had a stockholders’ deficit in the amount of $11,589,000 at December 31, 2021 compared to a stockholders’ deficit of $14,342,000 at December 31, 2020. We have historically incurred recurring losses and have financed our operations through loans, principally from affiliated parties such as our directors, and from the proceeds of debt and equity financing. We financed our operations during the year ended December 31, 2021 primarily from the sale of common shares for cash for net proceeds of $5,368,000 under the offering pursuant to Regulation A, and we received the second draw SBA Paycheck Protection assistance loan for $177,000.

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2021, we issued 134,853 shares of common stock for services with a fair value of $6,000.

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2021, we repaid convertible notes, secured notes payable and accrued interest in the aggregate of $26,000.

 

Going Concern

 

We have yet to establish any history of profitable operations. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company incurred a net loss of $17,245,000 and used cash in operating activities of $3,063,000, and at December 31, 2021, the Company had a stockholders’ deficit of $11,589,000. In addition, we are in default on notes payable and convertible notes payable in the aggregate amount of $2,867,000. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date the financial statements are issued. The Company’s financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

At December 31, 2021, the Company had cash on hand in the amount of $2,084,000. Management estimates that the current funds on hand will be sufficient to continue operations through the next twelve months. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to continue to implement its business plan. Currently, management is attempting to increase revenues by selling through a channel of distributors, value added resellers, strategic partners and original equipment manufacturers. While the Company believes in the viability of its strategy to increase revenues, there can be no assurances to that effect. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to increase its customer base and realize increased revenues. No assurance can be given that any future financing, if needed, will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to the Company. Even if the Company is able to obtain additional financing, if needed, it may contain undue restrictions on its operations, in the case of debt financing, or cause substantial dilution for its stockholders, in the case of equity financing.

  

 
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Changes in Authorized Shares and Forward Split of BlockSafe Shares

 

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

 

In April 2020, our Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of the voting power approved a resolution to effectuate a 500:1 Reverse Stock Split resolution for a reduction in the authorized common stock from seventeen billion (17,000,000,000) to fourteen billion (14,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, of the Company. The amendment was adopted in June 2020.

 

In December 2020, a decrease of the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from fourteen billion (14,000,000,000) to four billion (4,000,000,000), $0.0001 par value, was ratified, effective upon the filing of an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The amendment was adopted in December 2020.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

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

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Use of Estimates

 

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

 

Revenue Recognition

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 
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Share-Based Payments

 

The Company periodically issues stock options, warrants, and shares of common stock as share-based compensation to employees and non-employees in non-capital raising transactions for services and for financing costs. The Company accounts for such grants issued and vesting based on FASB ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718) whereby the value of the award is measured on the date of grant and recognized as compensation expense on the straight-line basis over the vesting period. The Company recognizes the fair value of stock-based compensation within its Statements of Operations with classification depending on the nature of the services rendered.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

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

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Refer to Note 1 in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Additional Information

 

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

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

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

 

 

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ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

Please see pages F-1 through F-20.

 

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

Index to Financial Statements

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm PCAOB ID NO: 572

 

F-2

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

F-3

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

F-4

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

F-5

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

F-6

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

F-7

 

 

 
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The Stockholders and Board of Directors of                                                                                                 

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

Edison, NJ

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ deficit, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statements, during the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company incurred a net loss and utilized cash in operations, and at December 31, 2021, had a stockholders’ deficit. In addition, $2,867,000 of notes payable were in default as of that date. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in regards to these matters are also described in Note 1. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Critical Audit Matter

 

The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that (1) relates to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involved especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of critical audit matters does not alter in any way our opinion on the consolidated financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matters below, providing separate opinions on the critical audit matters or on the accounts or disclosures to which they relate.

 

As discussed in Notes 12 and 13 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company issues stock options and stock warrants to certain officers, employees and consultants as compensation (the “Equity Awards”). The fair values of these Equity Awards were determined as of the grant date using a Black-Scholes Merton option-pricing model (the “Black-Scholes Model”). The selection of the valuation methodology and assumptions utilized in the Black-Scholes Model are based, in part, upon assumptions for which management is required to use judgment, particularly the risk-free interest rate, volatility, and dividend yield.

 

We identified the valuation of the Equity Awards as a critical audit matter because of the significant judgments made by management to determine the grant date fair values. This required a high degree of auditor judgment and an increased expenditure of effort when performing audit procedures to evaluate the reasonableness of management’s valuation methodology and related assumptions, including the risk-free interest rate, volatility, and dividend yield.

 

Our audit procedures related to the determination of the fair values of the Equity Awards, including the valuation methodology and related assumptions such as the risk-free interest rate, volatility, and dividend yield, consisted of the following, among others: 

 

·

We obtained an understanding of management’s process over the valuation of the Equity Awards, including those over the determination of the valuation methodology and related assumptions, including the risk-free interest rate, volatility, and dividend yield.

 

 

·

We obtained and read the Equity Award agreements and management’s valuation analyses, including supporting schedules and related narrative information.

 

 

·

We evaluated management’s valuation methodology, including the selection of the model to determine the fair values of the Equity Awards.

 

 

·

We evaluated the reasonableness of management’s valuation assumptions and the underlying source information of significant valuation assumptions, including the risk-free interest rate, volatility, and dividend yield.

 

 

·

We assessed whether management’s calculations of the fair values were applied in accordance with the selected methodology, including testing the mathematical accuracy of the valuation analyses.

 

 

·

We developed independent estimates for the fair values of the Equity Awards based on assumptions utilized by the Company in its calculations.

 

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

 

/s/ Weinberg & Company, P.A.

Los Angeles, California

April 14, 2022

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash (includes VIE balances of $1,000 and $2,000, respectively)

 

$ 2,084,000

 

 

$ 162,000

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

24,000

 

 

 

20,000

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

13,000

 

 

 

21,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,121,000

 

 

 

203,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,000

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset, net

 

 

107,000

 

 

 

157,000

 

Other assets 

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

14,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$ 2,240,000

 

 

$ 376,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses (includes VIE balances of $2,000 and $3,000, respectively)

 

$ 996,000

 

 

$ 1,010,000

 

Convertible notes payable (net of discount of $0 and $14,000, respectively; including $895,000 and $1,458,000 in default, respectively)

 

 

1,398,000

 

 

 

1,469,000

 

Convertible notes payable - related parties

 

 

268,000

 

 

 

298,000

 

Notes payable (net of discount of $0 and $52,000, respectively; including $1,972,000 and $2,146,000 in default, respectively) (includes VIE balances of $310,000 and $475,000, respectively)

 

 

1,972,000

 

 

 

2,250,000

 

Notes payable - related parties

 

 

693,000

 

 

 

952,000

 

Accrued interest (including $1,497,000 and $1,448,000 due to related parties, respectively) (includes VIE balances of $120,000 and $109,000, respectively)

 

 

5,477,000

 

 

 

5,187,000

 

Contingent payment obligation 

 

 

1,500,000

 

 

 

1,500,000

 

Financing obligation (includes VIE balance of $1,263,000 and $1,263,000, respectively) 

 

 

1,263,000

 

 

 

1,263,000

 

Operating lease liability, current portion 

 

 

39,000

 

 

 

38,000

 

Derivative liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

163,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

13,606,000

 

 

 

14,130,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable, long term portion

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

463,000

 

Operating lease liability, long term portion  

 

 

73,000

 

 

 

125,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

13,829,000

 

 

 

14,718,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

987,000

 

 

 

987,000

 

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

 

 

4,000

 

 

 

4,000

 

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

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Common stock par value $0.0001: 4,000,000,000 shares authorized; 955,380,225 and 718,263,338 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

96,000

 

 

 

72,000

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

59,788,000

 

 

 

39,814,000

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(71,595,000 )

 

 

(54,396,000 )

Total StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. stockholders' deficit 

 

 

(10,720,000 )

 

 

(13,519,000 )

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiary 

 

 

(869,000 )

 

 

(823,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

(11,589,000 )

 

 

(14,342,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

 

$ 2,240,000

 

 

$ 376,000

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

For the Years Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 30,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$ 193,000

 

 

$ 207,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue 

 

 

27,000

 

 

 

13,000

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

9,448,000

 

 

 

2,350,000

 

Research and development

 

 

566,000

 

 

 

520,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

10,041,000

 

 

 

2,883,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(9,848,000 )

 

 

(2,676,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense (including $121,000 and $135,000 to related parties, respectively)        

 

 

(447,000 )

 

 

(654,000 )

Debt discount amortization

 

 

(52,000 )

 

 

(605,000 )

Financing costs

 

 

(6,569,000 )

 

 

-

 

Private placement costs 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(175,000 )

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

(219,000 )

 

 

(1,190,000 )

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

 

 

(109,000 )

 

 

(4,841,000 )

Other income (expense)

 

 

(1,000 )

 

 

53,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(7,397,000 )

 

 

(7,412,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

(17,245,000 )

 

 

(10,088,000 )

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 

 

 

46,000

 

 

 

45,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

 

$ (17,199,000 )

 

$ (10,043,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic and diluted

 

$ (0.02 )

 

$ (0.14 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic and diluted

 

 

868,770,818

 

 

 

73,260,600

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2021 AND 2020

 

 

 

 Series A Preferred stock, no par value

 

 

 Series B Preferred stock, par value $0.10

 

 

 Common stock,

par value $0.0001

 

 

Additional

Paid-in

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Noncontrolling

 

 

Total

Stockholders'

 

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Interest

 

 

Deficit

 

Balance at January 1, 2020

 

 

3

 

 

$ 987,000

 

 

 

36,667

 

 

$ 4,000

 

 

 

5,905,388

 

 

$ 1,000

 

 

$ 28,675,000

 

 

$ (44,353,000 )

 

$ (778,000 )

 

$ (15,464,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for cash

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

436,337,203

 

 

 

44,000

 

 

 

932,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

976,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of common stock issued for services

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6,378,671

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

38,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

39,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of vested options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

506,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

506,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants issued with notes payable accounted for as debt discount

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

118,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

118,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of notes payable and accrued interest

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

233,674,842

 

 

 

23,000

 

 

 

9,089,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

9,112,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of debt settlement

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

35,967,234

 

 

 

3,000

 

 

 

456,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

459,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(10,043,000 )

 

 

(45,000 )

 

 

(10,088,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2020

 

 

3

 

 

$ 987,000

 

 

 

36,667

 

 

$ 4,000

 

 

 

718,263,338

 

 

$ 72,000

 

 

$ 39,814,000

 

 

$ (54,396,000 )

 

$ (823,000 )

 

$ (14,342,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued for cash

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

119,666,450

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

5,356,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,368,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of common stock issued for services

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,365,138

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

180,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

181,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of vested options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6,757,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6,757,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of warrants issued for services

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of common stock issued as a financing cost

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

45,150,500

 

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

6,564,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6,569,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon cashless exercise of warrants

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

12,349,726

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

(1,000 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon cashless exercise of options

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

39,955,655

 

 

 

3,000

 

 

 

(3,000 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of notes and accrued interest

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

16,168,589

 

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

1,033,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,035,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon conversion of debt settlement

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

460,829

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

88,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

88,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(17,199,000 )

 

 

(46,000 )

 

 

(17,245,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 30, 2021

 

 

3

 

 

$ 987,000

 

 

 

36,667

 

 

$ 4,000

 

 

 

955,380,225

 

 

$ 96,000

 

 

$ 59,788,000

 

 

$ (71,595,000 )

 

$ (869,000 )

 

$ (11,589,000 )

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

For the Year

 

 

For the Year

 

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$ (17,245,000 )

 

$ (10,088,000 )

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

4,000

 

 

 

7,000

 

Amortization of discount

 

 

52,000

 

 

 

605,000

 

Fair value of common stock issued for services

 

 

181,000

 

 

 

39,000

 

Fair value of vested options

 

 

6,757,000

 

 

 

506,000

 

Fair value of common stock issued for financing services

 

 

6,569,000

 

 

 

-

 

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

219,000

 

 

 

1,190,000

 

Private placement costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

173,000

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

112,000

 

 

 

4,841,000

 

Interest expense from debt settlement obligation

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(4,000 )

 

 

-

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

8,000

 

 

 

(17,000 )

Right-of-use asset

 

 

51,000

 

 

 

49,000

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

(14,000 )

 

 

(77,000 )

Accrued interest

 

 

298,000

 

 

 

562,000

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

(51,000 )

 

 

(46,000 )

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(3,063,000 )

 

 

(2,256,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,000 )

Net cash used in investing  activities

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,000 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of common stock

 

 

5,368,000

 

 

 

976,000

 

Proceeds from convertible notes payable

 

 

-

 

 

 

803,000

 

Proceeds from notes payable

 

 

177,000

 

 

 

673,000

 

Proceeds from notes payable-related parties

 

 

-

 

 

 

263,000

 

Repayment of convertible note payable

 

 

(40,000 )

 

 

(43,000 )

Repayment of notes payable

 

 

(231,000 )

 

 

(274,000 )

Repayment of convertible notes payable-related parties

 

 

(30,000 )

 

 

-

 

Repayment of notes payable-related parties

 

 

(259,000 )

 

 

(54,000 )

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

4,985,000

 

 

 

2,344,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

 

 

1,922,000

 

 

 

87,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at beginning of the year

 

 

162,000

 

 

 

75,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of the year

 

$ 2,084,000

 

 

$ 162,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$ 120,000

 

 

$ 85,000

 

Income tax paid

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing transactions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

$ -

 

 

$ 744,000

 

Common stock issued for conversion of notes and accrued interest

 

$ 1,035,000

 

 

$ 9,112,000

 

Convertible note, accrued interest, and accounts payable assumed by debt settlement obligation

 

$ -

 

 

$ 198,000

 

Common shares issued upon conversion of debt settlement

 

$ 88,000

 

 

$ 459,000

 

Convertible note and accrued interest exchanged for common stock

 

$ -

 

 

$ 1,180,000

 

Warrants issued with convertible notes

 

$ -

 

 

$ 118,000

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Note 1 - Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

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

 

Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying financial statements, for the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company incurred a net loss of $17,245,000 and used cash in operating activities of $3,063,000 and at December 31, 2021, the Company had a stockholders’ deficit of $11,589,000. Also, at December 31, 2021, the Company is in default on notes payable and convertible notes payable in the aggregate amount of $2,867,000. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date that these financial statements are issued. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

At December 31, 2021, the Company had cash on hand in the amount of $2,084,000. Management estimates that the current funds on hand will be sufficient to continue operations through the next twelve months. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to continue to implement its business plan. Currently, management is attempting to increase revenues by selling through a channel of distributors, value added resellers, strategic partners and original equipment manufacturers. While the Company believes in the viability of its strategy to increase revenues, there can be no assurances to that effect. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to increase its customer base and realize increased revenues. No assurance can be given that any future financing, if needed, will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to the Company. Even if the Company is able to obtain additional financing, if needed, it may contain undue restrictions on its operations, in the case of debt financing, or cause substantial dilution for its stockholders, in the case of equity financing.

 

Basis of presentation and principles of consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiary, BlockSafe Technologies, Inc. (“BST”). BST is owned 49% by the Company and 31% by three executive officers of the Company. BST meets the definition of a variable interest entity (“VIE”) and based on the determination that the Company is the primary beneficiary of BST. BST’s operating results, assets and liabilities are consolidated by the Company. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

At December 31, 2021, noncontrolling interests represents 51% of BST that the Company does not directly own. The Company and BST have a management agreement pursuant to which BST shall remit a management fee of $36,000 per month to the Company, and when BST reaches a milestone of $1,000,000 in financing, an additional management fee of $5,000,000 shall be owed to the Company, payable monthly over three years. The management fee is eliminated in consolidation. At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the amount of VIE cash on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets can be used only to settle obligations of BST, and the amounts of VIE accounts payable, VIE Notes Payable, VIE Accrued Interest, and VIE Financing Obligation have no recourse to the general credit of the Company.

 

Reverse Stock Split

 

On June 25, 2020, the Company completed a 1:500 reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock and all fractional shares were rounded up. All share and per share amounts in the accompanying financial statements have been adjusted retroactively to reflect the reverse stock split as if it had occurred at the beginning of the earliest period presented.

 

COVID-19

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, has adversely affected workforces, customers, economies, and financial markets globally. It has also disrupted the normal operations of many businesses. This outbreak could decrease spending, adversely affect demand for the Company’s products, and harm the Company’s business and results of operations.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company believes the COVID-19 pandemic did impact its operating results. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, sales to customers decreased by 7% and 73%, respectively, as compared to the prior year. However, the Company has not observed any impairments of its assets or a significant change in the fair value of its assets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, it is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on the Company’s business or results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity.

 

The Company has been following the recommendations of health authorities to minimize exposure risk for its team members during the pandemic, including the temporary closure of its corporate office and having team members work remotely. During the second quarter of 2021, the Company reopened its corporate office while continuing to adhere to the guidelines issued by health authorities. Many customers and vendors have transitioned to electronic submission of invoices and payments.

 

Use of Estimates

 

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

     

 

 
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Revenue Recognition

 

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

 

The Company’s revenue consists of revenue from sales and support of our software products. Revenue primarily consists of sales of software licenses of our ProtectID®, GuardedID®, MobileTrust® and SafeVchat™ products. The Company usually recognizes subscription revenue over a one-month period based on a typical monthly renewal cycle in accordance with its customer agreement terms. For service contracts, the Company’s performance obligations are satisfied, and the related revenue is recognized, as services are rendered.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Year ended

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Software

 

$ 193,000

 

 

$ 200,000

 

Service

 

 

-

 

 

 

7,000

 

Total revenue

 

$ 193,000

 

 

$ 207,000

 

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable consist of trade amounts due from customers, and are recorded at invoiced amounts. The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts receivable based upon our business customers’ financial condition and payment history, and our historical collection experience and expected collectability of accounts receivable. In circumstances where the Company becomes aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations to the Company, a specific reserve for bad debts is estimated and recorded. At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the allowance for doubtful accounts was $20,000 and $20,000, respectively.

 

Property and Equipment

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated

Useful Life

(Years)

 

 

 

 

 

Computer equipment

 

 

5

 

Computer software

 

 

3

 

Furniture and fixture

 

 

7

 

Office equipment

 

 

7

 

 

Expenditures for major additions and betterments are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred. Upon sale or retirement of property and equipment, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is reflected in the statements of operations. Management assesses the carrying value of property and equipment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. If there is indication of impairment, management prepares an estimate of future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If these cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized to write down the asset to its estimated fair value. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company did not recognize any impairment for its property and equipment.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

The Company reviews its property and equipment, right-of-use assets, and other long-lived assets, including intangible assets other than goodwill, for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset group may not be recoverable. Recoverability is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated undiscounted future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the assets. Fair value is generally determined using the asset’s expected future discounted cash flows or market value, if readily determinable. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company had no impairment of long-lived assets.

    

 

 
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Income Taxes

 

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

 

Leases

 

We lease our corporate office space under a lease agreement with monthly payments over a period of 60 months. Pursuant to ASC 842, Leases, lease assets are presented as operating lease right-of-use assets and the related liabilities are presented as lease liabilities in our consolidated balance sheets (see Note 11). 

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

As of December 31, 2020, the Company’s balance sheet includes Level 2 liabilities comprised of the fair value of embedded derivative liabilities of $163,000 (see Note 10).

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

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

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company periodically issues stock options, warrants, and shares of common stock as share-based compensation to employees and non-employees in non-capital raising transactions for services and for financing costs. The Company accounts for such grants issued and vesting based on FASB ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718) whereby the value of the award is measured on the date of grant and recognized as compensation expense on the straight-line basis over the vesting period. The Company recognizes the fair value of stock-based compensation within its Statements of Operations with classification depending on the nature of the services rendered.

 

The fair value of the Company’s stock options and warrants are estimated using the Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing model, which uses certain assumptions related to risk-free interest rates, expected volatility, expected life of the stock options or restricted stock, and future dividends. Compensation expense is recorded based upon the value derived from the Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing model and based on actual experience. The assumptions used in the Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing model could materially affect compensation expense recorded in future periods.

 

Loss per Share

 

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

 

 

 

Year ended

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Options to purchase common stock

 

 

83,133,001

 

 

 

58,133,001

 

Warrants to purchase common stock

 

 

68,981,234

 

 

 

27,405,476

 

Convertible notes

 

 

21

 

 

 

1,156,304

 

Convertible Series B Preferred stock

 

 

1,255,638

 

 

 

791,170

 

Total

 

 

153,369,894

 

 

 

87,485,950

 

       

 

 
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Advertising, Sales and Marketing Costs

 

Advertising, sales and marketing costs are expensed as incurred and are included in sales and marketing expenses. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, advertising, sales and marketing expenses were $103,000 and $2,000, respectively.

 

Research and Development Costs

 

Costs incurred for research and development are expensed as incurred. The salaries, benefits, and overhead costs of personnel conducting research and development of the Company’s software products comprise research and development expenses. Purchased materials that do not have an alternative future use are also expensed. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, research and development costs were $566,000 and $520,000, respectively.

 

Concentrations

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, sales to three customers comprised 36%, 32% and 19% of revenues, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2020, sales to two customers comprised 72% and 15% of revenues, respectively. At December 31, 2021, two customers comprised 65% and 14% of accounts receivable, respectively. At December 31, 2020, three customers comprised 50%, 24% and 10% of accounts receivable, respectively.

 

The Company maintains the majority of its cash balances with one financial institution, in the form of demand deposits. At December 31, 2021, the Company had cash deposits that exceeded the federally insured limit of $250,000 per account. The Company believes that no significant concentration of credit risk exists with respect to its cash balances because of its assessment of the creditworthiness and financial viability of the financial institution.

 

Segments

 

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

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Credit Losses - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (“ASC 326”). ASU 2016-13 requires entities to use a forward-looking approach based on current expected credit losses (“CECL”) to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments, including trade receivables. This may result in the earlier recognition of allowances for losses. ASU 2016-13 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2023, and early adoption is permitted. The Company does not believe the potential impact of the new guidance and related codification improvements will be material to its financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. ASU 2020-06 will simplify the accounting for convertible instruments by reducing the number of accounting models for convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock. Limiting the accounting models will result in fewer embedded conversion features being separately recognized from the host contract as compared with current GAAP. Convertible instruments that continue to be subject to separation models are (1) those with embedded conversion features that are not clearly and closely related to the host contract, that meet the definition of a derivative, and that do not qualify for a scope exception from derivative accounting and (2) convertible debt instruments issued with substantial premiums for which the premiums are recorded as paid-in capital. ASU 2020-06 also amends the guidance for the derivatives scope exception for contracts in an entity’s own equity to reduce form-over-substance-based accounting conclusions. ASU 2020-06 will be effective January 1, 2024, for the Company. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than January 1, 2021, including interim periods within that year. Management is currently evaluating the effect of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 on the consolidated financial statements, but currently does not believe ASU 2020-06 will have a significant impact on the Company’s accounting for its convertible debt instruments as they are not considered indexed to the Company’s own stock. The effect will largely depend on the composition and terms of the financial instruments at the time of adoption.

 

In May 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-04, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Debt—Modifications and Extinguishments (Subtopic 470-50), Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718), and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Issuer’s Accounting for Certain Modifications or Exchanges of Freestanding Equity-Classified Written Call Options. ASU 2021-04 provides clarification and reduces diversity in an issuer’s accounting for modifications or exchanges of freestanding equity-classified written call options (such as warrants) that remain equity classified after modification or exchange. An issuer measures the effect of a modification or exchange as the difference between the fair value of the modified or exchanged warrant and the fair value of that warrant immediately before modification or exchange. ASU 2021-04 introduces a recognition model that comprises four categories of transactions and the corresponding accounting treatment for each category (equity issuance, debt origination, debt modification, and modifications unrelated to equity issuance and debt origination or modification). ASU 2021-04 is effective for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. An entity should apply the guidance provided in ASU 2021-04 prospectively to modifications or exchanges occurring on or after the effective date. Early adoption is permitted for all entities, including adoption in an interim period. If an entity elects to early adopt ASU 2021-04 in an interim period, the guidance should be applied as of the beginning of the fiscal year that includes that interim period. The adoption of ASU 2021-04 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements or disclosures.

    

 

 
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In October 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-08, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers. ASU 2021-08 will require companies to recognize and measure contract assets and contract liabilities relating to contracts with customers that are acquired in a business combination in accordance with ASC 606. Under current GAAP, an acquirer generally recognizes assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination, including contract assets and contract liabilities arising from revenue contracts with customers, at fair value on the acquisition date. ASU No. 2021-08 will result in the acquirer recording acquired contract assets and liabilities on the same basis that would have been recorded by the acquiree before the acquisition under ASC Topic 606. The ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2022 on a prospective basis and the adoption impact of the new standard will depend on the magnitude of future acquisitions. The standard will not impact acquired contract assets or liabilities from business combinations occurring prior to the adoption date.

 

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

 

Note 2 - Property and Equipment

 

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

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Computer equipment

 

$ 82,000

 

 

$ 82,000

 

Computer software

 

 

44,000

 

 

 

44,000

 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

10,000

 

 

 

10,000

 

Office equipment

 

 

17,000

 

 

 

17,000

 

 

 

 

153,000

 

 

 

153,000

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

(153,000 )

 

 

(151,000 )

 

 

$ -

 

 

$ 2,000

 

 

Depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 was $2,000 and $4,000, respectively.

 

Note 3 - Convertible Notes Payable

 

Convertible notes payable consisted of the following:

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Secured

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Convertible notes due to AL-Bank, in default at December 31, 2020

 

$ 503,000

 

 

$ 543,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsecured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

895,000

 

 

 

895,000

 

(c) Convertible notes with adjustable conversion features, $20,000 in default at December 31, 2020

 

 

-

 

 

 

45,000

 

Total convertible notes principal outstanding

 

 

1,398,000

 

 

 

1,483,000

 

Debt discount

 

 

-

 

 

 

(14,000 )

Convertible notes, net of discount

 

$ 1,398,000

 

 

$ 1,469,000

 

 

 

(a)

During fiscal 2005, the Company issued notes payable to DART/Citco Global in the aggregate of $543,000. The notes bear interest at an average rate of 7.5% per annum, matured in December 2010, convertible to common shares at a fixed conversion price of $3.25 per share, as adjusted for applicable reverse stock splits, and secured by all of the Company’s assets. In fiscal 2009, the note holders agreed to the forbearance of any interest on the notes payable to DART/Citco Global. In August 2021, the notes were assigned to Aktieselskabet Arbejdernes Landsbank (“AL-Bank”), a financing institution based in Denmark. In September 2021, the Company executed a repayment agreement with AL-Bank whereby the Company shall make monthly payments of $10,000 to AL-Bank, starting in October 2021 and ending in January 2025, for a total of $400,000. Once the payments are made in full in accordance with the repayment agreement, the remaining balance of $143,000 shall be forgiven and will be accounted at that time. During the year ending December 31, 2021, $40,000 was repaid relating to the agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

At December 30, 2021 and 2020, the outstanding balance of convertible notes payable amounted to $503,000 and $543,000, respectively.

 

 

 

 

(b)

During fiscals 2005 through 2007, the Company issued notes payable in the aggregate of $895,000. The notes are unsecured, bear interest at a rate starting at 8% up to 18% per annum, were due on various dates from March 2008 to March 2015, and are currently in default. The aggregate notes are convertible into less than one share of the Company’s common stock based on fixed conversion prices adjusted for applicable reverse stock splits.

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the outstanding balance of convertible notes payable amounted to $895,000, respectively and is deemed in default.

 

 

 

 

(c)

During fiscal 2020, the Company issued convertible notes payable with adjustable conversion prices for aggregate proceeds of $803,000. The notes bear interest at 8% to 10% per annum, unsecured, and maturing between October 2020 and December 2021. At the option of the holder, the notes are convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a price per share discount of 58% to 70% of the market price of the Company’s common stock, as defined, for 15 to 25 days preceding a conversion notice. The Company determined that the conversion options of the convertible notes were not considered indexed to the Company’s own stock and characterized the conversion features as derivative liabilities upon issuance (see Note 10). The Company also granted warrants to certain note holders to purchase 638,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. As a result, the Company recorded debt discount of $803,000, to account the fair value of the derivative liabilities of $742,000, the relative fair value of the warrants granted of $53,000 and direct fees incurred of $8,000. At December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of the notes payable amounted to $45,000 and unamortized discount was $14,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the remaining notes payable of $45,000 plus unpaid interest and fees of $4,000, for a total of $49,000, were converted into 16,168,589 shares of the Company’s common stock with a fair value of $1,035,000. The Company followed the general extinguishment model to record the conversion and settlement of the debt. Notes payable, accrued interest and fees converted totaled $49,000, the related unamortized debt discount totaled ($14,000), and the derivative liability related to the conversion option of these notes, after final valuation, amounted to $382,000. The fair value of the common shares issued amounted to $1,035,000 and the difference between the total debt settled and fair value of the common shares issued amounted to $618,000 and was recorded as loss on extinguishment of debt.

 

At December 31, 2021, the Company had no more convertible notes with adjustable conversion prices outstanding.

    

 
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Note 4 - Convertible Notes Payable – Related Parties

 

In prior years, the Company issued unsecured convertible notes to related parties/officers in exchange for cash and/or services rendered. Certain notes payable are due to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and have a compounded interest rate of 8% per annum. The aggregate notes are convertible into less than one share of the Company’s common stock at fixed conversion prices adjusted for applicable reverse stock splits. As of December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of the notes payable amounted to $298,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, notes payable aggregating $30,000 were repaid. In addition, the CEO extended the maturity date of these convertible notes payable to December 31, 2022 with no changes to the original terms of the notes payable or any additional compensation.

 

At December 31, 2021, the balance of convertible notes payable-related parties totaled $268,000.

 

Note 5 - Notes Payable

 

Notes payable consisted of the following:

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Unsecured notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Notes payable- $1,639,000 in default

 

$ 1,639,000

 

 

$ 1,699,000

 

(b) Notes payable issued by BST-in default

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

475,000

 

(c) Note payable-PPP loan

 

 

-

 

 

 

313,000

 

(d) Note payable-EID loan

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

150,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured notes payable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e) Notes payable - $23,000 in default at December 31, 2021

 

 

23,000

 

 

 

128,000

 

Total notes payable principal outstanding

 

 

2,122,000

 

 

 

2,765,000

 

Debt discount

 

 

-

 

 

 

(52,000 )

Less current portion of notes payable, net of discount

 

 

(1,972,000 )

 

 

(2,250,000 )

Long term notes payable

 

$ 150,000

 

 

$ 463,000

 

 

 

(a)

In previous years, the Company issued notes payable in exchange for cash. The notes are unsecured, bear interest at a rate of 8% through 14% per annum and matured starting in fiscal 2011 up to November 2021. As of December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of these notes payable amounted to $1,699,000 and unamortized debt discount of $52,000.

 

 

 

 

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, $60,000 of the notes were paid and the Company amortized the debt discount of $52,000. At December 31, 2021, the outstanding balance of the notes payable was $1,639,000 and deemed in default

 

 

 

 

(b)

In fiscal 2018, the Company’s consolidated subsidiary BlockSafe, issued promissory notes in exchange for cash. The notes are unsecured, bearing interest at a rate of 8% per annum, and matured in September 2019. At December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of the notes payable amounted to $475,000.

 

 

 

 

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, $65,000 of the notes were paid, and a note holder agreed to exchange $100,000 of notes payable for 460,829 shares of the Company’s common stock with a fair value of $88,000 (see Note 12). As a result, the Company recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $12,000 to account for the difference between the note payable settled and fair value of the common stock issued.

 

At December 31, 2021, the outstanding balance of the notes payable amounted to $310,000 and are deemed in default.

 

 

 

 

(c)

On April 7, 2020, the Company was granted a loan (the “PPP loan”) of $313,000, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under the CARES Act. The PPP loan matures on April 7, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 1% per annum, with the first nine months of interest deferred, is payable monthly commencing on October 2020, and was unsecured and guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The loan term may be extended to April 7, 2025, if mutually agreed to by the Company and lender. The PPP loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. Funds from the PPP loan may only be used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act, including qualifying payroll costs, qualifying group health care benefits, qualifying rent and debt obligations, and qualifying utilities. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses. As of December 31, 2020, outstanding balance of the PPP loan amounted to $313,000.

 

 

 

 

 

In March 2021, the Company obtained a similar PPP loan of $177,000.

  

 
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During the year ended December 31, 2021, the PPP loans in the aggregate of $490,000 and accrued interest of $5,000 were forgiven by the SBA and was accounted as a gain on debt extinguishment pursuant to ASC 470, Debt.  As of December 31, 2021, the Company had no PPP loans outstanding.

 

 

 

 

(d)

On May 15, 2020, the Company received a $150,000 loan (the “EID Loan”) from the SBA under the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The EID Loan has a thirty-year term and bears interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments of $250 per month are deferred for twenty four months and will commence in June 2022. The EID Loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The proceeds from the EID Loan must be used for working capital. The EID Loan contains customary events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding balance of the note payable as of December 31, 2021 and 2020 amounted to $150,000, respectively. The Company was in compliance with the terms of the EID loan as of December 31, 2021.

 

 

 

 

(e)

In fiscal 2019 and 2020, the Company issued notes payable aggregating $468,000. The notes bear interest at a rate starting from 8% to 148% per annum, each agreement secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company, maturing between March 2020 and July 2021. The Company also made principal payments of $319,000, and one secured note of $21,000 was extinguished as part of a debt settlement obligation transaction. At December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of the secured note agreements was $128,000. 

 

 

 

 

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $105,000.

 

At December 31, 2021, the outstanding balance of the secured notes payable was $23,000 and is deemed in default. The Company and the note holder are in negotiations to extend the due date of the note.

 

Note 6 - Notes Payable – Related Parties

 

Notes payable-related parties notes represent notes payable to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ranging in interest rates of 0% per annum to 10% per annum. The notes are unsecured and the outstanding balance of these notes payable at December 31, 2020 amounted to $952,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company made payments of $259,000. In addition, the CEO extended the maturity date of these notes payable to December 31, 2022 with no changes to the original terms of the notes payable or any additional compensation.

 

At December 31, 2021, the balance of notes payable-related parties totaled $693,000 which are all due to the Company’s CEO.

 

Note 7 – Financing Obligation

 

The Company is in the process of developing Coins or Tokens which are an envisioned virtual currency. In fiscal 2018, the Company’s consolidated subsidiary BlockSafe (BST), issued promissory notes to unrelated parties aggregating $776,000. As part of issuance, the Company agreed to pay a financing obligation to the note holders equal to the note principal in tokens, as defined, to be issued by BlockSafe. In addition, the Company also agreed to issue tokens to an unrelated party in exchange for cash of $50,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, BlockSafe agreed to issue tokens to unrelated parties in exchange for cash of $122,000. In addition, certain note holders of promissory notes issued by BlockSafe agreed to exchange $315,000 of outstanding principal and accrued interest into the financing obligation to be paid by tokens to be issued by BlockSafe.

 

At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the outstanding balance of financing obligations amounted to $1,263,000, respectively, to be paid in tokens, as defined. At December 31, 2021 and through the date of filing, BST has not developed or issued any tokens and there is no assurance as to whether, or at what amount, or on what terms, tokens will be available to be issued, if ever. At December 31, 2021, as the tokens do not exist, and any amounts received for tokens are not considered equity or revenue, management determined that 100% of the obligation of $1,263,000 is a liability to be settled by BST, through the issuance of tokens, or through other means if tokens are never issued.

 

Note 8 – Contingent Payment Obligation

 

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

 

At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company has reflected the $1,500,000 received from the Funders as a contingent payment obligation to be paid only if claim proceeds are recovered.

 

Note 9 – Debt Settlement Obligation

 

On May 13, 2020, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with Continuation Capital, Inc. (“Continuation”). Continuation paid $198,000 owed to Company creditors, including $140,000 of convertible debt and accrued interest due to a related party (see Note 4), $29,000 of secured notes payable and accrued interest (see Note 5) and $29,000 of accounts payable. In exchange, the Company issued 35,967,234 shares of common stock to Continuation with a fair value of $459,000. The Company accounted this transaction in accordance with ASC 480-10 and the debt settled was measured at fair value. As a result, the Company recorded a loss on debt extinguishment $261,000 to account for the difference between the carrying value of the debt settled and the fair value of the common shares issued to Continuation.

 

 
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Note 10 – Derivative Financial Instruments

 

In prior years, the Company issued convertible notes payable whose conversion shares were not explicitly limited. As a result, the Company was unable to conclude that it had enough authorized and unissued shares available to settle the conversion option. The result was that the conversion option was bifurcated from the debt host and accounted for as a derivative liability in accordance with ASC 815, and re-measured at the end of every reporting period with the change in value reported in the statement of operations. Furthermore, since the number of shares to be issued to settle the conversion option was potentially unlimited, the Company would be unable to conclude that it has sufficient authorized and available shares to satisfy other commitments to issue shares if it did not have a sequencing policy. The Company has not adopted, documented and disclosed a sequencing approach that allows its other equity linked financial instruments and conversion options to be classified as equity if they meet the requirements of ASC 815.

 

The derivative liability was valued using the trinomial/binomial valuation method. At December 31, 2020, the balance of the derivative liabilities was $163,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the corresponding convertible notes payable were converted to equity (see Note 3 and 10). Pursuant to current accounting guidelines, the Company determined the final fair value of the derivative liability which amounted to $382,000 and as a result, the Company recorded a change in fair value of $219,000. The Company also extinguished the derivative liability of $382,000 as part of loss on debt extinguishment in accordance with current accounting guidelines. At December 31, 2021, the Company has no more instruments accounted as derivative liabilities.

 

The fair value of the embedded derivative was determined using the following assumptions:

 

 

 

At

Extinguishment

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Conversion feature:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

0.08 %

 

 

0.09 %

Expected volatility

 

 

424 %

 

495%-691

 %

Expected life (in years)

 

0.41 year

 

 

0.25 to 0.57 year

 

Expected dividend yield

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion feature

 

$ 382,000

 

 

$ 163,000

 

 

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

 

The following table sets forth a summary of the changes in the estimated fair value of our embedded derivative during the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

2021

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

2020

 

Fair value at beginning of year

 

$ 163,000

 

 

$ 1,516,000

 

Recognition of derivative liabilities upon initial valuation

 

 

-

 

 

 

917,000

 

Extinguishment of derivative liabilities

 

 

(382,000 )

 

 

(3,460,000 )

Net change in the fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

219,000

 

 

 

1,190,000

 

Fair value at end of year

 

$ -

 

 

$ 163,000

 

 

Note 11 - Operating Lease

 

In January 2019, the Company entered into a noncancelable operating lease for its office headquarters requiring payments of approximately $4,000 per month, payments increasing 3% each year, and ending on January 31, 2024. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Lease assets are presented as operating lease right-of-use assets and the related liabilities are presented as lease liabilities in our consolidated balance sheets pursuant to ASC 842, Leases.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

2021

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

2020

 

Lease Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

$ 56,000

 

 

$ 56,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

$ 55,000

 

 

$ 55,000

 

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

 

 

3.1

 

 

 

3.1

 

Average discount rate – operating leases

 

 

10.0 %

 

 

10.0 %

 

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

 

 

 

At December 31, 2021

 

Operating leases

 

 

 

Long-term right-of-use assets

 

$ 107,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term operating lease liabilities

 

$ 39,000

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

 

73,000

 

Total operating lease liabilities

 

$ 112,000

 

 

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

 

Year Ending

 

Operating

Leases

 

2022

 

 

58,000

 

2023

 

 

59,000

 

2024

 

 

5,000

 

Total lease payments

 

 

122,000

 

Less: Imputed interest/present value discount

 

 

(10,000 )

Present value of lease liabilities

 

$ 112,000

 

 

Lease expenses were $56,000 and $56,000 during the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Note 12 – Stockholders’ Deficit

 

Preferred Stock

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

     

 

 
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Series A Preferred Stock

 

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

 

Series B Preferred Stock

 

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

 

At December 31, 2021 and 2020, there were 36,667 shares of Series B Preferred Stock outstanding. There were no issuances of Series B Preferred stock during fiscal 2021 and 2020.

 

Common Stock

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company issued an aggregate of 139,661,006 shares of its common stock as follows:

 

 

·

During the year ended December 31, 2021, pursuant to our offering under Regulation A, the Company issued 119,666,450 shares of common stock in exchange for cash of $5,368,000, net of direct fees and commission. As part of the offering, the Company also issued warrants to certain investors and placement agent to purchase 55 million shares of common stock. The warrants are fully vested, exercisable at $0.05 per share and will expire in five years.

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 3,365,138 shares of its common stock for services, with a fair value of $176,000. The common shares were valued at the respective date of issuances. Included in this issuance was 500,000 shares of common stock with a fair value of $36,000, for the purchase of a complimentary business, Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC. At the date of acquisition, Cybersecurity Risk Solutions, LLC had nominal assets and liabilities, no revenues and limited operating history. Furthermore, the Company also determined that the acquisition did not meet the requirement of a significant acquisition pursuant to the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 16,168,589 shares of common stock with a fair value of $1,035,000 upon conversion of convertible notes payable and accrued interest (see Note 3).

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 460,829 shares of common stock with a fair value of $88,000 as debt settlement (see Note 5).

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 712,431,992 shares of its common stock as follows:

 

 

·

In November 2020, the Company sold 436,337,203 shares of common stock for net proceeds of $976,000 in an offering under Regulation A.

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 6,378,671 shares of its common stock for services, with a fair value of $39,000. The common shares were valued at the respective date of issuances.

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 233,748,884 shares of common stock upon conversion of convertible notes payable and accrued interest (see Note 3).

 

 

 

 

·

The Company issued 35,967,234 shares of common stock upon conversion of debt settlement (see Note 9).

 

 

 

 

·

In December 2020, a decrease of the Company’s authorized common stock to 4,000,000,000 shares was authorized.

 

Warrants

 

In January and July 2020, in connection with the issuance of convertible notes that aggregated $100,000 (see Note 3) and a promissory note of $60,000 (see Note 5), the Company issued warrants to purchase 27,304,901 shares of the Company’s common stock. The warrants were exercisable immediately, at exercise prices from $0.0045 to $0.75 per share, and expire in 5 years. The warrants are classified within stockholders’ deficit, and the proceeds were allocated between the notes and warrants based on their relative fair value. The relative fair value of the warrants was determined to be $118,000 and was recorded as debt discount and additional paid-in-capital.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, pursuant to the terms of the warrant grant, 13,333,333 warrant shares were exercised on a cashless basis in exchange for 12,349,726 shares of common stock. In addition, 90,908 warrant shares granted to a financing entity in fiscals 2019 and 2020 as part of a financing transaction was exercised. As a result of the exercise, the Company issued 45,150,500 shares of common stock with a fair value of $6,569,000. The common shares issued were valued at the date of issuance and recorded as a finance cost.

 

The table below summarizes the Company’s warrant activities for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

 

 

Number of

Warrant Shares

 

 

Exercise Price Range

Per Share

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, January 1, 2020

 

 

100,574

 

 

$

0.75-2.90

 

 

$ 1.1185

 

Granted

 

 

27,304,901

 

 

 

0.0045

 

 

 

0.0045

 

Canceled/Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance, January 1, 2021

 

 

27,405,475

 

 

0.0045-2.90

 

 

 

0.011676

 

Granted

 

 

55,000,000

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

$ 0.05

 

Canceled/Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Exercised

 

 

(13,424,241 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance, December 31, 2021

 

 

68,981,234

 

 

$

 0.0045-2.90

 

 

$ 0.042114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance outstanding and exercisable, December 31, 2021

 

 

68,981,234

 

 

$

0.0045-2.90

 

 

$ 0.042114

 

            

 

 
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At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the intrinsic value of the warrants amounted to $473,000 and $0, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes information concerning outstanding and exercisable warrants as of December 31, 2021:

 

 

 

 

Warrants Outstanding and Exercisable

 

Range of Exercise Prices

 

 

Number

Outstanding

 

 

Average Remaining

Contractual Life (in years)

 

 

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.0045

 

 

 

13,349,242

 

 

 

4.00

 

 

$ 0.0045

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.085

 

 

 

588,235

 

 

 

4.00

 

 

$ 0.085

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.05

 

 

 

55,000,000

 

 

 

5.00

 

 

$ 0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.75

 

 

 

26,515

 

 

 

3.00

 

 

$ 0.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

2.90

 

 

 

17,241

 

 

 

3.00

 

 

$ 2.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.0045 - $2.90

 

 

 

68,981,234

 

 

 

4.00

 

 

$ 0.042114

 

 

Note 13 – Stock Options

 

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

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 57,500,000 shares of its common stock to employees. The options have an exercise price of $0.005 per share, vest over six months, and expire in 10 years, with a total fair value of approximately $3,853,000 using the Black-Scholes Merton option pricing model. The fair value of the options was determined using a Black-Scholes Merton option pricing model based on the following assumptions: (i) volatility rate of 604%, (ii) discount rate of 0.95%, (iii) zero expected dividend yield, and (iv) expected life of 10.00 years. The Company recognized stock compensation expense of $506,000 to account the fair value of options that vested during the period. As of December 31, 2020, the unamortized stock compensation amounted to approximately $3.6 million which was recognized in fiscal 2021.

 

In February 2021, 12,250,000 unvested options granted in fiscal 2020 were modified and such options became fully vested. Pursuant to current accounting guidelines, the Company remeasured the fair value of these options and determined their fair value to be $3,675,000 and was recorded as stock compensation expense.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company recorded additional stock compensation expense of $2,712,000 to account for options granted in the prior year that vested. In addition, the Company also issued 39,955,655 shares of the Company’s common stock upon cashless exercise of 42,500,000 options. The Company also granted options to purchase an aggregate of 67,500,000 shares of its common stock to employees. The options have an exercise price of $0.005 per share for 2,500,000 option shares and $0.0375 for 65,000,000 option shares, vest over six months, and expire in 10 years, with a total fair value of approximately $5,400,000 using the Black-Scholes Merton Option Pricing model. The fair value of the options was determined using a Black-Scholes Merton Option Pricing model based on the following assumptions: (i) volatility rate of 137%, (ii) discount rate of 1.46%, (iii) zero expected dividend yield, and (iv) expected life of 10.00 years. The Company recognized stock compensation expense of $368,000 to account for the fair value of options that vested during the period. As of December 31, 2021, the unamortized stock compensation amounted to approximately $5,032,000 which will be recognized in fiscal 2022.

  

The table below summarizes the Company’s stock option activities for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021:

 

 

 

 Number of

Options Shares

 

 

Exercise Price 

Range Per Share

 

 

Weighted Average Exercise Price

 

Balance, January 1, 2020

 

 

633,001

 

 

$

2.05-1,121,250,000

 

 

$ 2.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 

57,500,000

 

 

 

0.0005

 

 

 

0.0005

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance, December 31, 2020

 

 

58,133,001

 

 

0.0005-1,121,250,000

 

 

 

0.03704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 

67,500,000

 

 

0.005-0.0375

 

 

 

0.0104

 

Exercised

 

 

(42,500,000 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Balance outstanding, December 31, 2021

 

 

83,133,001

 

 

$

0.005-1,121,250,000

 

 

$ 0.0274

 

Balance exercisable, December 31, 2021

 

 

20,236,826

 

 

$

0.005-1,121,250,000

 

 

$ 0.0274

 

        

 

 
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At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the intrinsic value of outstanding options was $3,225,000 and $0, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes information concerning the Company’s stock options as of December 31, 2021:

 

 

 

 

Options Outstanding

 

 

Options Exercisable

 

Range of

Exercise Prices

 

 

Number Outstanding

 

 

Average

Remaining Contractual

Life (in

years)

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise

Price

 

 

Number

Exercisable

 

 

Average

Remaining Contractual

Life (in

years)

 

 

Weighted

Average

 Exercise

 Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,121,250,000

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

$ 1,121,250,000

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

$ 1,121,250,000

 

$

2.85

 

 

 

126,000

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

2.85

 

 

 

126,000

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

2.85

 

$

3.125

 

 

 

392,000

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

3.125

 

 

 

392,000

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

3.125

 

$

2.05

 

 

 

115,000

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

2.05

 

 

 

115,000

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

2.05

 

$

0.0375

 

 

 

65,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.0375

 

 

 

3,551,913

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

0.0375

 

$

0.005

 

 

 

17,500,000

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

0.005

 

 

 

16,051,912

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

0.005

 

$

0.005 – 1,121,250,000

 

 

 

83,133,001

 

 

 

6.8

 

 

$ 0.03704

 

 

 

20,236,826

 

 

 

6.8

 

 

$ 0.0274

 

 

Note 14 - Income Tax Provision

 

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

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal statutory income tax rate

 

 

21.0 %

 

 

21.0 %

State tax, net of federal benefit

 

 

7.0 %

 

 

5.0 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in valuation allowance on net operating loss carry-forwards

 

 

(28.0 )

 

 

(26.0 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective income tax rate

 

 

0.0 %

 

 

0.0 %

  

Deferred tax assets consist of the following:

 

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Net deferred tax assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

$ 2,698,000

 

 

$ 702,000

 

Private placement costs

 

 

394,000

 

 

 

366,000

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

31,000

 

 

 

42,000

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

1,858,000

 

 

 

1,697,000

 

Net operating loss carryforwards

 

 

6,494,000

 

 

 

5,946,000

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

11,475,000

 

 

 

8,753,000

 

Less valuation allowance

 

 

(11,475,000

)

 

 

(8,753,000 )

        

 

 
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The provisions of ASC Topic 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, require an assessment of both positive and negative evidence when determining whether it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets are recoverable. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, based on all available objective evidence, including the existence of cumulative losses, the Company determined that it was more likely than not that the net deferred tax assets were not fully realizable. Accordingly, the Company established a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets. The Company intends to maintain a full valuation allowance on net deferred tax assets until sufficient positive evidence exists to support reversal of the valuation allowance.

 

At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company had available Federal and state net operating loss carryforwards (“NOL”s) to reduce future taxable income. For Federal NOL purposes approximately $23.0 million and $21.4 million was available at December 31, 2021 and 2020. For state NOL purposes approximately $9.8 million and $12.5 million was available at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Federal carryforwards expire on various dates through 2040 and the state carryforwards expire through 2040. Due to restrictions imposed by Internal Revenue Code Section 382 regarding substantial changes in ownership of companies with loss carryforwards, the utilization of the Company’s NOL may be limited as a result of changes in stock ownership. NOLs incurred subsequent to the latest change in control are not subject to the limitation.

 

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

 

The Company adopted the provisions of ASC 740, which requires companies to determine whether it is “more likely than not” that a tax position will be sustained upon examination by the appropriate taxing authorities before any tax benefit can be recorded in the financial statements. ASC 740 also provides guidance on the recognition, measurement, classification and interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions. As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, no liability for unrecognized tax benefits was required to be recorded or disclosed.

and $, respectively.

 

Note 15 – Subsequent Events

 

Subsequent to December 31, 2021, the Company issued 134,853 shares of common stock for services with a fair value of $6,000.

 

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

 

We have no disclosure required by this Item.

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.

 

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

 

We carried out an evaluation, with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the effectiveness our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of December 31, 2021. Based upon that evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are not effective at the reasonable assurance level due to the following material weaknesses:

 

1. We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures. Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which is applicable to us as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Remediation of Material Weaknesses

 

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

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

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

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

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

 

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PART III 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.

 

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

 

Name

 

Age

 

Position

Mark L. Kay

 

73

 

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Philip E. Blocker

 

65

 

Chief Financial Officer

Ramarao Pemmaraju

 

61

 

Chief Technical Officer and Director

George Waller

 

64

 

Executive Vice President and Marketing Director

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Philip E. Blocker, Chief Financial Officer

 

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

 

Ramarao Pemmaraju, Chief Technology Officer

 

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

 

George Waller, Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing

 

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

 

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Family Relationships

 

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

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

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

 

Board of Directors

 

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

 

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

 

Our executive officers are appointed by the Board of Directors.

 

During fiscal 2021, our Board of Directors met twelve times. The Board of Directors also uses written resolutions to deal with certain matters and, during fiscal 2021, thirty-nine written resolutions were signed by a majority of the Directors.

 

Compensation of Directors

 

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

 

Committees

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

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

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

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

 

 

1.

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

 

2.

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

 

3.

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

 

 

a.

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

 

b.

Engaging in any type of business practice; or

 

c.

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

 

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4.

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

 

5.

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

 

6.

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

 

7.

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

 

 

a.

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

 

b.

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

 

c.

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

 

 

8.

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

 

Code of Ethics

 

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

 

·

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

 

·

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

 

· 

Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;

 

·

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

 

·

Accountability for adherence to the code.

 

Indemnification of Officers and Directors

 

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

 

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

 

Stockholder Communications with the Board

 

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

 

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

1090 King George’s Post Road

Suite #603

Edison, NJ 08837

Attn: Mark L. Kay, Chairman

  

Shareholder Recommendations for Board Nominees

 

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

 

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ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.            

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

The following information is related to the compensation paid, distributed, or accrued by us for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 to our Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer) during the last fiscal year and the two other most highly compensated executive officers serving as of the end of the last fiscal year whose compensation exceeded $100,000 (the “Named Executive Officers”). The foregoing persons are collectively referred to in this Form 10-K as the “Named Executive Officers.” Compensation information is shown for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incentive Plan Option

 

 

Securities

 

 

Nonqualified Deferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock

 

 

Awards

 

 

Underlying

 

 

Compensation

 

 

All Other

 

 

 

 

Name/ Principal

 

 

 

Salary

 

 

Bonus

 

 

Awards

 

 

(Vested)

 

 

Options/SARs

 

 

Earnings

 

 

Compensation

 

 

Total

 

Position

 

 

Year