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BEGI Blackstar Enterprise

Filed: 23 Aug 21, 2:35pm


UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021

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

For the transition period from ______________ to ______________

Commission file number: 000-55730

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

27-1120628

(State of Incorporation)

(IRS Employer ID Number)

4450 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 100, Boulder, CO80303

(Address of principal executive offices)

(303) 500-3210

(Registrant’s Telephone number)


(Former Address and phone of principal executive offices)

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

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

N/A

N/A

N/A

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to the filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes[X]

 

No[  ]

 

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

 

Yes[X]

 

No[  ]

 


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

Large accelerated filer

[ ]

 

Accelerated filer

[ ]

Non-accelerated filer

[X]

 

Smaller reporting company

[X]

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

[X]

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes[ ]

 

No[X]

 

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

As of August 11, 2021, there were 122,627,383 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $.001 par value, issued and outstanding, not including shares reserved for conversion of notes.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  
Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations16
  
Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market RiskNot Applicable20
  
Item 4.Controls and Procedures20
  
PART II- OTHER INFORMATION 
  
Item 1.Legal Proceedings21
  
Item 1A.Risk Factors21
  
Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds21
  
Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities21
  
Item 4.Mine Safety DisclosureNot Applicable21
  
Item 5.Other Information21
  
Item 6.Exhibits21
  
Signatures22
 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

 

ASSETS

 

Current Assets

Cash

$

505,485

$

32,987

Prepaid expenses

14,196

51,224

 

Total current assets

519,681

84,211

 

Fixed assets

66,000

10,000

 

Total Assets

$

585,681

$

94,211

 

 

LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

 

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

11,024

$

29,880

Accrued expenses

26,542

4,517

Advances to related parties

18,780

18,780

Convertible notes payable, net of discounts of $816,996

and $158,390 at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

148,279

25,885

Notes payable

30,000

50,000

 

Total current liabilities

234,625

129,062

 

 

Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

Preferred stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized;

$0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding

1,000

1,000

Common stock, 700,000,000 shares authorized; $0.001 par value

118,078,138 and 101,063,806 shares issued and outstanding

at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

118,078

101,063

Additional paid in capital

7,482,400

5,829,279

Common stock subject to cancellation

(250,000

)

0—

Accumulated deficit

(7,000,422

)

(5,966,193

)

 

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

351,056

(34,851

)

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

$

585,681

$

94,211

 

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

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

June 30,

Six months ended

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

 

Operating expenses

Legal and professional

$

23,804

$

46,791

$

46,304

$

49,791

Management consulting - related party

98,000

9,910

149,142

26,410

General and administrative

139,525

31,114

195,172

46,733

 

Total operating expenses

261,329

87,815

390,618

122,934

 

 

Other expense (income)

Amortization of discount on convertible notes

251,507

26,273

350,089

59,516

Amortization of convertible debt issuance costs

19,531

3,077

23,964

9,577

Loss on note payable conversions

124,745

276,563

166,422

297,108

Interest expense

54,807

7,315

103,136

16,017

 

Other expense (income)

450,590

313,228

643,611

382,218

 

Net (loss)

$

(711,919

)

$

(401,043

)

$

(1,034,229

)

$

(505,152

)

 

Net (loss) per share - basic and diluted

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.01

)

 

Weighted average number of common shares

outstanding - basic and diluted

113,331,275

52,880,834

109,280,076

50,562,551

 

 

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

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Additional Paid in Capital

Common Stock Subject to Cancellation

Common Stock to be Issued

Accumulated Deficit

Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

 

Balances - December 31, 2020

101,063,806

$

101,063

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

5,829,279

$

0—

0—

$

(5,966,193

)

$

(34,851

)

 

Shares issued for conversion of notes and interest

7,468,804

7,469

301,998

309,467

Beneficial conversion feature of convertible note

917,000

917,000

Shares issued for loan costs

300,000

300

23,700

24,000

Shares issued for financing fees

1,078,862

1,079

41,923

43,002

Shares issued for software development

500,000

500

19,500

20,000

Shares issued subject to cancellation

7,666,666

7,667

349,000

(356,667

)

Shares issued subject to cancellation realized

106,667

106,667

Net loss

(1,034,229

)

(1,034,229

)

 

Balances - June 30, 2021

118,078,138

$

118,078

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

7,482,400

$

(250,000

)

0—

$

(7,000,422

)

$

351,056

 

Balances - December 31, 2019

48,003,443

$

48,003

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

4,117,321

0—

0—

$

(4,400,602

)

$

(234,278

)

 

Adjust for shares directly from IHG retirement to treasury at December 31, 2019

(150,000

)

(150

)

150

Shares issued for conversion of notes and interest

12,520,694

12,521

351,268

363,789

Conversion feature of convertible note

103,000

103,000

Common stock to be issued for loans made to the Company – 550,000 shares

11,000

11,000

Net loss

(505,152

)

(505,152

)

 

Balances - June 30, 2020

60,374,137

$

60,374

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

4,571,739

$

0—

11,000

$

(4,905,754

)

$

(261,641

)

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

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Additional Paid in Capital

Common Stock Subject to Cancellation

Common Stock to be Issued

Accumulated Deficit

Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

 

Balances - March 31, 2021

107,307,525

$

107,308

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

6,315,228

$

(106,667

)

$

0—

$

(6,288,502

)

$

28,367

 

Shares issued for conversion of notes and interest

4,574,573

4,574

218,066

222,640

Beneficial conversion feature of convertible note

653,500

653,500

Shares issued for loan costs

300,000

300

11,700

12,000

Shares issued for financing fees

396,040

396

19,406

19,802

Shares issued for software development

500,000

500

19,500

20,000

Shares issued subject to cancellation

5,000,000

5,000

245,000

(250,000

)

Shares issued subject to cancellation realized

106,667

106,667

Net loss

(711,920

)

(711,920

)

 

Balances - June 30, 2021

118,078,138

$

118,078

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

7,482,400

$

(250,000

)

$

0—

$

(7,000,422

)

$

351,056

 

Balances -March 31, 2020

50,241,238

$

50,241

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

4,139,711

$

0—

$

0—

$

(4,504,710

)

$

(313,758

)

 

Shares issued for conversion of notes and interest

10,132,899

10,133

329,028

339,161

Conversion feature of convertible note

103,000

103,000

Common stock to be issued for loans made to the Company - 550,000 shares

11,000

11,000

Net loss

(401,044

)

(401,044

)

 

Balances - June 30, 2020

60,374,137

$

60,374

1,000,000

$

1,000

$

4,571,739

$

0—

$

11,000

$

(4,905,754

)

$

(261,641

)

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

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

2021

2020

 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

Net (loss)

$

(1,034,229

)

$

(505,152

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used

in operating activities

Amortization of convertible note issue costs

23,964

9,577

Amortization of discounts on convertible notes

350,089

59,516

Amortization of discounts on convertible note interest

21,841

Effects of conversions on convertible debt discounts

0—

10,404

Loss on conversion of notes payable

166,422

297,108

Interest and loan fees paid in stock

173,669

23,162

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

Decrease in prepaids

37,028

94

(Decrease) in accounts payable

(18,856

)

(2,942

)

Increase in accrued payables

29,070

10,547

 

Cash used in operating activities

(251,002

)

(97,686

)

 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities

Purchase of software

(36,000

)

0—

 

Cash used in investing activities

(36,000

)

0—

 

Cash Flows From Financing Activities

Increase in notes payable

0—

125,000

Repayments of notes payable

(20,000

)

0—

Repayments in advances from related party

0—

(22,590

)

Proceeds from convertible notes, net of offering costs

and original issue discount

779,500

0—

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

759,500

102,410

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash

472,498

4,724

 

Cash, beginning of period

32,987

33,251

 

Cash, end of period

$

505,485

$

37,975

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing

and financing activities

 

Beneficial conversion feature initially recorded as debt discount

$

917,000

$

0—

Notes payable and interest converted to common stock

$

142,856

$

87,225

Common stock issued for software

$

20,000

$

0—

Common stock to be issued for loan costs

$

0—

$

11,000

 

Cash paid for interest on debt

$

2,750

$

0—

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

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 1 – NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “BlackStar”) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on December 18, 2007 as NPI08, Inc. The Company changed its name to BlackStar Enterprise Group, Inc. in 2016 when new management and capital were introduced.

On January 25, 2016, International Hedge Group, Inc. (“IHG”) signed an agreement to acquire a 95% interest in the Company. In lieu of the 95% of common shares originally agreed upon, IHG received 44,400,000 shares of common stock and 1,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. IHG is our controlling shareholder and is engaged in providing management services and capital consulting to companies. IHG and BlackStar are currently managed and controlled by two individuals each of whom is a beneficial owner of an additional 9% of the Company’s common stock.

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

Basis of presentation

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles for financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q. They do not include all information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP)for complete financial statements. However, except as disclosed herein, there has been no material change in the information disclosed in the notes to the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These unaudited financial statements are condensed and should be read in conjunction with those financial statements included in the Form 10-K and interim disclosures generally do not repeat those in the annual statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation, consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments, have been made. Operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021.

These unaudited consolidated financial statements include BlackStar and its wholly owned subsidiaries: Crypto Equity Management Corp. and Crypto Industry SRO Inc., and were prepared from the accounts of the Company in accordance with US GAAP. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated on consolidation.

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 2 – GOING CONCERN

The Company's financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. As shown in the financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company has generated no revenues and has incurred losses. As of June 30, 2021, the Company had cash of $505,485, working capital of $285,056 and an accumulated deficit of $7,000,422. These conditions raise substantial doubt as to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the ability to raise equity or debt financing, and the attainment of profitable operations from the Company's planned business. Management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans.

NOTE 3 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Use of Estimates

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

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

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

Recent pronouncements

Management has evaluated accounting standards and interpretations issued but not yet effective as of June 30, 2021, and does not expect such pronouncements to have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, operations, or cash flows.

Reclassifications

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

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 4 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

Preferred Stock

The Company has an authorized number of preferred shares of 10,000,000, with a par value of $0.001 per share. On August 25, 2016, the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of its Series A Preferred Series stock to International Hedge Group, Inc. in fulfillment of the purchase agreement. These shares are convertible at a ratio of 100 shares of the common stock of the Company for each share of preferred stock of the Company.

Common Stock

During the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company issued shares of its common stock as follows:

7,468,804 shares for conversion of $148,856 principal and interest on convertible note payable, and recognized a loss conversion of $166,422.

300,000 shares valued at $24,000 ($0.08 per share) to a convertible note holder as consideration for the Company’s entering into certain third party transactions which were in default of the convertible promissory note, security purchase agreement and other related documents entered into on November 16, 2020.

1,078,862 shares valued at $43,002 as consideration for financing fees for loans made to the Company.

500,000 shares valued at $0.04 per share as partial consideration for software development costs.

2,666,666 shares valued at $106,667 ($0.04 per share) to a convertible note holder. These shares have been issued as condition that the Company files a resale registration statement covering the underlying convertible shares. The shares are returnable to the Company upon the effective date of the registration statement. The resale registration statement was not filed in the period stipulated in the agreement with the note holder, and accordingly the $106,667 value of the shares has been charged to operations as of June 30, 2021.

5,000,000 shares valued at $250,000 ($0.05 per share) to a convertible note holder. These shares have been issued as condition that the Company files a resale registration statement covering the underlying convertible shares. The shares are returnable to the Company upon the effective date of the registration statement.

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 5 – WARRANTS

In April 2019, the Company issued a convertible note for $110,000. Pursuant to the terms of the note agreement, the Company issued warrants to the holder for the purchase 440,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The warrants are exerecisable at $0.25 per share for a term of 5 years. The $132,953 fair value of the warrants was calculated using the Black-Scholes pricing model with the following assumptions: stock price $0.38; strike price $0.25; volatility 98%; risk free rate 2.25% and term of 5 years. The $132,953 fair value of the warrants was charged to operations when issued during the year ended December 31, 2019. At June 30, 2021, the intrinsic value of the outstanding warrants was $0, as the trading price of the Company’s common stock at that date was less than the underlying exercise price of the warrants.

A summary of warrant activity during the three months ended June 30, 2021 is presented below:

 

Shares

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

Weighted Average

Remaining Contractual

Life (Years)

 

Outstanding and exercisable – December 31, 2020

540,000

$

0.31

2.99

Exercised

0—

Expired

0—

Outstanding and exercisable – June 30, 2021

540,000

$

0.31

2.49

NOTE 6 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES

GS CAPITAL PARTNERS

On December 4, 2020, the Company entered into a financing arrangement with GS Capital Partners LLC. The face value of the note is $55,000 at an interest rate of 10% and the maturity date is December 2, 2021. At the time of the disbursement the Company received $45,000 net cash proceeds, as there was a deduction from proceeds to the Company of $10,000 for original interest discount and placement costs. The repayment is a lump sum payment on the due date or is convertible into Company common stock at the discretion of the lender. The conversion, if chosen, will be at 50% of the two lowest trading days in the previous ten-day period prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note.

The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a beneficial conversion feature of $55,000. The fair value of $55,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the current trading prices of the Company’s common stock. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

In June 2021, GS Capital elected to convert $40,000 principal and $2,056 accrued interest due on the note into 2,635,549 shares of the Company’s common stock under the conversion provision and terms of the note agreement. The Company recognized a loss on conversion of $44,663. As of June 30, 2021, $15,000 principal was remaining on the note. (See Note 9).

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 6 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (continued)

POWER UP LENDING GROUP

(i) On July 24, 2020, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up to borrow $43,000 with a due date of July 24, 2021. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible, commencing 180 days after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 61% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note.The Company has reserved 41,876,318 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $40,000, after legal fees and offering costs of $3,000. These fees and costs are being amortized over the term of the note. The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a beneficial conversion feature. The fair value of $43,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

On January 28, 2021, Power Up elected to convert the total principal and interest due on their note of July 24, 2020 in the principal amount of $43,000 and $2,150 of accrued and unpaid interest thereon into 2,894,231 shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.0156 per share. The Company recognized a loss on conversion of $41,677.

(ii) On October 8, 2020, the Company received the proceeds from a financing agreement entered into with Power Up Lending Group on September 24, 2020 to borrow $53,000. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible, commencing 180 days after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 61% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 25,429,828 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $50,000, after legal fees and offering costs of $3,000. The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a beneficial conversion feature. The fair value of $53,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note.

Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

On April 12, 2021, Power Up elected to convert the total principal and interest due on their note of October 8, 2020 in the principal amount of $53,000 and $2,650 of accrued and unpaid interest thereon into 1,939,024 shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.0287 per share. The Company recognized a loss on conversion of $80,082.

(iii) On January 15, 2021, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up Lending Group to borrow $43,500. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible, commencing 180 days after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 61% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 20,871,651 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $40,000, after legal fees of $3,500. The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a beneficial conversion feature. The fair value of $43,500 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock. (See Note 9)

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 6 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (continued)

(iv) On March 31, 2021, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up Lending Group to borrow $103,500. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible, commencing 180 days after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 63% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 20,535,714 shares for conversion. On April 1, 2021, the Company received the net proceeds from the loan of $100,000, after legal fees and offering costs of $3,500.

QUICK CAPITAL LLC

On November 23, 2020, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Quick Capital LLC to borrow $33,275 with a due date of July 16, 2021. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 24%, and is convertible inton shares of the Company’s common stock. The conversion price is to be calculated at 60% of the 2 lowest trading prices of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 12,000,000 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $25,000, after legal fees and offering costs of $8,275. The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a beneficial conversion feature. The fair value of $33,275 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

SE HOLDINGS LLC

On January 26, 2021, the Company entered into a financing agreement with SE Holdings LLC to borrow $220,000. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 24%, and is convertible, at any time after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 50% of the average of the three lowest trading price of the Company’s common stock for the previous twenty trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 44,000,000 shares for conversion. Net proceeds from the loan were $177,500, after original issue discount of $20,000 and legal fees and offering costs of $22,500. The Company has recorded the conversion feature as a beneficial conversion feature. The fair value of $220,000 for the expense portion of the note is being amortized over the term of the note. This fair value has been determined based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock as of the date of the note. Management has determined that this treatment is appropriate given the uncertain nature of the value of the Company and its stock, and there will be no revaluations until the note is paid or redeemed for stock.

ADAR ALEF LLC

On April 29, 2021, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Adar Alef, LLC to borrow $550,000. The note bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 24%, and is convertible at the option of the holder, at any time after the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 50% of the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of the Company’s common stock for the previous 20 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 86,105,000 shares for conversion The Company received the net proceeds from the loan of $462,000, after original issue discount, legal fees and offering costs of $88,000.

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 6 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (continued)

Convertible notes payable at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are summarized as follows:

Holder

Face Amount

Interest Rate

Due Date

2021

2020

 

GS Capital Partners

$

55,000

10%

December 2, 2021

$

15,000

$

55,000

 

Power UP Lending Group

$

43,000

10%

July 24, 2021

$

0—

$

43,000

 

$

53,000

10%

September 24, 2021

$

0—

$

53,000

$

43,500

10%

January 15, 2022

$

43,500

$

0—

$

103,500

10%

March 31, 2022

$

103,500

$

0—

 

SE Holdings LLC

$

220,000

10%

January 26, 2022

$

220,000

$

0—

 

Quick Capital LLC

$

33,275

10%

July 16, 2021

$

33,275

$

33,275

 

Adar Alef LLC

$

550,000

10%

April 29, 2022

$

550,000

$

0—

 

Discount

$

(816,996

)

$

(158,390

)

 

$

148,279

$

25,885

NOTE 7 – NOTES PAYABLE

On November 18, 2020, outstanding loans to the two individuals were rolled over and extended into two new loans in the amounts of $20,000 and $30,000, due May 18, 2021 with interest at 11%. Each of the two loan holders was paid $2,500 principal (an aggregate $5,000) and aggregate accrued interest of $3,026. In addition, the two individuals were issued an aggregate 1,550,000 shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $46,500 ($0.03 per share), under the default penalty provisions of the original notes.

Effective May 18, 2021, each of the loan holders was repaid $10,000 principal and accrued interest of $1,100 and $1,650. The two notes were rolled into new loans in the amounts of $10,000 and $20,000, due November 18, 2021 with interest at 11%. In addition, the two individuals were issued an aggregate 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $12,000 ($0.04 per share).

BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

NOTE 8 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

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

IHG, controlling shareholder of the Company, provides management consulting services to the Company. There is no formal written agreement that defines the compensation to be paid. For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 the Company recorded related party management fees of $149,142 and $26,410, respectively.

During the year ended December 31, 2020, there were no advances from related parties, and the Company repaid $23,070 to its parent company, IHG. At June 30, 2021, a former officer of the Company was owed $18,780.

NOTE 9 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On July 6, 2021, GS Capital elected to convert the remaining $15,000 principal and accrued interest of $879 due on their note into 976,954 shares of the Company’s common stock ($0.016375 per share) under the conversion provision and terms of the note agreement.

In July 2021, Power Up elected to convert (in two tranches) the total principal of $43,500 due on their note of January 15, 2021 together with accrued upaid interest thereon of $2,175 into an aggregate 3,572,791 shares of the Company’s common stock (1,304,348 shares at $0.0138 per share and 2,268,443 shares at $0.0122 per share) under the conversion provision and terms of the note agreement.

On July 26, 2021, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up Lending Group Ltd. to borrow $103,750. The note matures on July 26, 2022, bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible at the option of the holder, at any time after 180 days of the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 65% of the average of the two lowest closing bid prices of the Company’s common stock for the previous 15 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to the note. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 34,220,756 shares for conversion. The Company received net proceeds from the loan of $100,000, after legal and financing fees of $3,750.

On July 28, 2021, the Company entered into a financing agreement with Power Up Lending Group Ltd. to borrow $78,750. The note matures on July 28, 2022, bears interest at 10%, with a default rate of 22%, and is convertible at the option of the holder, at any time after 180 days of the date of issuance. The conversion price is to be calculated at 65% of the average of the two lowest closing bid prices of the Company’s common stock for the previous 15 trading days prior to the date of conversion. The lender agrees to limit the amount of stock received to less than 4.99% of the total outstanding common stock. There are no warrants or options attached to the note. There are no warrants or options attached to this note, and the Company has reserved 36,346,153 shares for conversion. The Company received net proceeds from the loan of $75,000, after legal and financing fees of $3,750.

The Company has analyzed its operations subsequent to June 30, 2021 through the date that these financial statements were issued, and has determined that it does not have any additional material subsequent events to disclose.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

Forward-Looking Statements and Associated Risks.

 

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

 

Based on our financial history since inception, our auditor has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. As reflected in the accompanying financial statements, as of June 30, 2021, we had an accumulated deficit totaling ($7,000,422). This raises substantial doubts about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Plan of Operation

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

As a merchant bank, BlackStar intends to seek to provide access to capital for companies and is specifically seeking out ventures involved in DLT or blockchain. BlackStar intends to facilitate funding and management of DLT-involved companies through majority controlled joint ventures through its subsidiary CEMC. BlackStar, through CEMC, intends to initially control and manage each venture. Potential ventures for both BlackStar and CEMC will be analyzed using the combined business experience of its executives, with CEMC looking to fill those venture criteria with companies in crypto-related businesses such as blockchain or DLT technologies. The Company does not intend to develop Investment Objectives or “criteria” in any manner but will rely on the acumen and experience of its executives. BlackStar is currently building a digital equity trading platform in order to trade registered BlackStar common shares in digital form (DWAC), and intends to use the platform design to provide custom subscription services to other public companies.

 

Recent Updates – The Company is finalizing the design and build of the BlackStar Digital Trading Platform (“BDTP”), subject to obtaining sufficient funding. The Company is currently evaluating its options for the next major step in the process – BDTP will need to be paired with a registered Alternative Trading System (“ATS”) prior to implementation. To that end, the Company is exploring partnerships with existing ATS’s and other strategies to go live with BDTP in accordance with existing laws and regulations. As of the date of this filing, the initial demo of BDTP is complete and BlackStar intends to continue to seek further input from various regulatory agencies and others on the functionality of the BDTP over the next several months. The BDTP has been completely designed in terms of the following components: data model, reports, web-based user interface, blockchain interface, transaction logic, cloud interface, and functional demonstration app. The software is complete in demonstrating a proof-of-concept trading ability, while

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recording activity using an immutable blockchain ledger. Currently, the working model platform is hosted on Amazon’s Quantum Ledger Database. In June of 2021, BlackStar and Artuova successfully completed a production ready and feature-complete user interface for the digital platform which is now in the final stages of quality assurance. Blackstar is actively pursuing relationships with various broker-dealer and clearing firms to complete the final stages of this multi-year engineering effort.

 

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

Contingent upon successfully raising funds, we intend to expend funds over the next four quarters as follows:

 

3rd Quarter 2021 ·         Ventures/BDTP·         $250,000
  ·         Operations·         $100,000
4th Quarter 2021 ·         Ventures/BDTP·         $250,000
  ·         Operations·         $100,000
1st Quarter 2022 ·         Ventures/BDTP·         $250,000
  ·         Operations·         $50,000
2nd Quarter 2022 ·         Ventures/BDTP·         $250,000
  ·         Operations·         $50,000

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

Based on our current cash reserves of approximately $554,657 as of July 31, 2021, we have the cash for an operational budget of less than six months. We intend to offer a private placement to investors in order to achieve at least $1,000,000 in funding in the next year. We intend to commence this offering in the winter of 2021. If we are unable to generate enough revenue to cover our operational costs, we will need to seek additional sources of funds. Currently, we have no committed source for any additional funds as of date hereof. No representation is made that any funds will be available when needed. In the event funds cannot be raised if and when needed, we may not be able to carry out our business plan and could fail in business as a result of these uncertainties.

 

The independent registered public accounting firm’s report on our financial statements as of December 31, 2020, includes a “going concern” explanatory paragraph that describes substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

While our cash reserves were only $32,987 in December 2020, our parent company, IHG, has agreed to fund on an interim basis any shortfall in our cash reserves. We would use our funds to pay legal, accounting, office rent and general and administrative expense. We have estimated $50,000 for the first and fourth quarters and $100,000 in the second and third quarters in 2021 in operations costs which includes legal, accounting, travel, general and administrative, audit, rent, telephones and miscellaneous. In early 2018, we completed a private placement of units for $165,000, and in November 2018 we raised $53,000 through a convertible promissory note which increased our working capital. In the year ended December 31, 2019, we received funding through various promissory notes and convertible promissory notes, totaling $280,000 with $236,150 being received in net cash proceeds. In the year ended December 31, 2020, we received funding through promissory notes totaling $25,000, and convertible promissory notes totaling $287,275 with $260,000 being received in net cash proceeds.

 

Results of Operations

 

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2021 compared to same period in 2020

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, we had no revenue. For the three months ended June 30, 2021, we recognized a net loss of $711,920 as compared to a net loss of $401,043 for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Our operating expenses included $98,000 in related party management consulting fees, $23,804 in legal and professional fees, and $139,526 in general and administrative fees, for a total of $261,330 for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Higher related party management consulting fees and an increase in costs for fund raising increased the total operating expenses in the three months ended June 30,

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2021 by $173,514 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2020. Our net loss from operations was $261,329 for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to net loss from operations of $87,815 for the same period ended June 30, 2020.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, we had significantly higher other expenses, substantially all of which are non-cash, predominately due to amortization of discounts on debt issuance and conversion features of the convertible promissory notes that we have used to finance our continued operations. This resulted in net other expenses of $450,590 for the three months ended June 30, 2021 a compared to $313,228 for the same period in 2020. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 the Company recognized $26,273 for amortization of discount on convertible notes, as compared to $251,507 for the three months ended June 30, 2021. This increase was due to increased funding from convertible note issuances for the 2021 three month period as compared to the 2020 three month period.

 

Net loss per share for the 2021 and 2020 three-month periods was $0.01 in each of the periods.

 

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 compared to same period in 2020

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, we had no revenue. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, we recognized a net loss of $1,034,229 compared to a net loss of $505,152 for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Our operating expenses included $149,142 in related party management consulting fees, $46,304 in legal and professional fees, and $195,172 in general and administrative fees, for a total of $390,618 for the six months ended June 30, 2021. Higher related party management consulting fees and an increase in costs for fund raising increased the total operating expenses in the six months ended June 30, 2021 by $122,732 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020. Our net loss from operations was $1,034,229 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to a net loss from operations of $122,934 for the same period ended June 30, 2020.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, we had significantly higher other expenses, substantially all of which are non-cash, predominately due to amortization of discounts on debt issuance and conversion features of the convertible promissory notes that we have used to finance our continued operations. This resulted in net other expenses of $643,611 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 as compared to $382,218 for the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 the Company recognized $59,516 for amortization of discount on convertible notes, as compared to $350,089 for the six months ended June 30, 2021. This increase was due to increased funding from convertible note issuances for the 2021 period as compared to the 2020 period.

 

Net loss per share for the 2021 and 2020 six-month periods was $0.01 in each of the periods.

 

Management has evaluated the current business plan, ongoing operations and financial position of the Company as of June 30, 2021, and has determined that there is substantial doubt as to whether the Company will be able to continue to operate as a “going concern”. The Company has an accumulated deficit of $7,000,422 as of June 30, 2021, compared to an accumulated deficit of $4,905,754 as of December 31, 2020, and has not yet established an ongoing source of revenues sufficient to cover its operating costs and allow it to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company obtaining the adequate capital to fund operating losses until it becomes profitable. If the Company is unable to obtain adequate capital, it could be forced to cease operations.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2021, we had total current assets of $519,681 comprised of $505,485 in cash and $14,196 in prepaid expenses, compared to $84,211 total current assets as of December 31, 2020. Our total assets as of June 30, 2021 were $585,681 compared to $94,211 as of December 31, 2020. Current liabilities as of June 30, 2021 were $234,625 compared to $129,062 as of December 31, 2020. Current liabilities as of June 30, 2021 consisted of accounts payable of $11,024, accrued liabilities of $26,542, advances payable to related parties of $18,780, convertible promissory notes of $148,279, net of discounts of $816,996, and notes payable of $30,000. As of June 30, 2021, we had $285,056 in working capital, compared to a negative working capital of of $44,851 as of December 31, 2020.

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

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

We have been, and intend to continue, working toward identifying and obtaining new sources of financing. No assurances can be given that we will be successful in obtaining additional financing in the future. Any future financing that we may obtain may cause

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significant dilution to existing stockholders. Any debt financing or other financing of securities senior to common stock that we are able to obtain will likely include financial and other covenants that will restrict our flexibility. Any failure to comply with these covenants would have a negative impact on our business, prospects, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

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

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

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

Financing Activities

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had no cash received from equity offerings or shareholder contributions, and  we received $779,500 from convertible notes, net of offering costs and original issue discounts; During the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, $142,856 and $87,225, respectively in principal and and interest on convertible notes was converted to common stock

 

Investing Activities

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $36,000 for software development for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $0 for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Operating Activities

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021, net cash used in operating activities was $251,002, compared to $97,686 used in operating activities for the same period in 2020. The increased amount of cash used in operating activities is attributable to increases in operating and other expenses, increasing the net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2021. 

 

Going Concern

 

We have only a very limited amount of cash and have incurred operating losses and limited cash flows from operations since inception. As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had accumulated deficit of $7,000,422 and $5,966,193, respectively and we will require additional working capital to fund operations through 2021 and beyond. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our financial statements included in this Form 10-Q do not include any adjustments related to recoverability and classification of asset carrying amounts or the amount and classification of liabilities that might result should we be unable to continue as a going concern. The audited financial statements included in the Company’s recent annual report on Form 10-K have been prepared assuming that we will continue as a going concern and do not include any adjustments that might result if we cease to continue as a going concern.

 

Based on our financial history since inception, in their report on the financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2020, our independent registered public accounting firm has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. There is no assurance that any revenue will be realized in the future.

 

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

 

Short Term

 

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

 

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Capital Resources

 

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

 

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

 

Need for Additional Financing

 

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

 

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

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

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

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

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

 

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

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f)) during the quarter ended June 30, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There are no material changes to risk factors as previously disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

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

 

Aside from what has been disclosed in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed July 16, 2021, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed May 17, 2021, the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed April 12, 2021, and in the Current Reports on Form 8-K filed April 8, 2021 and August 3, 2021, the Company had no unregistered sales of equity securities for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and through the date of this filing.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

 

Not Applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

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

 

31.1Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a–14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
31.2Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
32.1Certification of Chief Executive Officer under Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2Certification of Chief Financial Officer under Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INSXBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCHXBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CALXBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEFXBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LABXBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PREXBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as an Inline XBRL document and included in Exhibit 101)

  

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 BLACKSTAR ENTERPRISE GROUP, INC.
                      (Registrant)
   
Dated: August 23, 2021By:/s/ John Noble Harris
  John Noble Harris
  (Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer)
   
   
Dated: August 23, 2021By:/s/ Joseph E. Kurczodyna
  Joseph E. Kurczodyna
  (Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer)
   

  

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