Quantum Blockchain Technologies PLC (LON:QBT) said it will use the Leap quantum cloud service from D-Wave Systems Inc to develop cryptography algorithms for use in cryptocurrency mining.

Destiny Pharma PLC (LON:DEST) said it is teaming up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to find “new attributes” for its next-generation antibiotic.

Litigation Capital Management (LON:LIT) has entered into a new litigation finance agreement with Edward Vermeer and David Boyle, to support a collective action launched against Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) and its parent companies, The Go-Ahead Group PLC and Keolis (UK) Ltd.

Live Company Group PLC (LON:LVCG) signed a major new contract with Singapore Zoo for its BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs event.

FastForward Innovations Ltd (LON:FFWD) invested £175,000 in research-led cannabis healthcare company, CiiTECH Limited.

Cloudbreak Discovery PLC (LON:CDL) said that Imperial Helium Corp., a company in which it has a 1.25% interest, has spudded its first well at the Steveville Helium Property, located in Southeastern Alberta.

Argo Blockchain PLC (LON:ARB) said it is exploring a potential secondary listing on the Nasdaq market and that it mined 167 Bitcoin and Bitcoin Equivalent (BTC) over the month of June, compared to 166 BTC in May, taking the total BTC mined in the year-to-date to 883.

Cloudbreak Discovery PLC (LON:CDL) has said that Imperial Helium Corp., a company in which it has a 1.25% interest, has spudded its first well at the Steveville Helium Property, located in Southeastern Alberta.

Walls & Futures REIT PLC (LON:WAFR), an ethical housing investor and developer, said an unsolicited takeover offer from Virgata Services Ltd has now lapsed.

Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC (LON:CMCL) reported record quarterly gold production from the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe and also announced the sixth increase in its quarterly dividend since October 2019.

4D Pharma PLC (LON:DDDD, NASDAQ:LBPS) said pre-clinical research in Germany has shown its bacteria-derived immune-oncology drug worked to enhance the anti-tumour activity of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and CAR-T therapies.

Due diligence drilling on the Clontibret deposit controlled by Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (LON:CGNR) is now complete. The drilling was conducted ahead of the final sign-off of the proposed joint venture between Conroy and Demir Export, a Turkish conglomerate.

Scirocco Energy PLC (LON:SCIR) has dismissed speculation linking it with a deal involving Block Energy PLC (LON:BLOE), or any form of corporate engagement with the firm.

Litigation Capital Management PLC (LON:LIT) has entered into a new litigation finance agreement with Edward Vermeer and David Boyle, to support a collective action launched against Govia Thameslink Railway Limited and its parent companies, The Go-Ahead Group Plc and Keolis (UK) Ltd.

Supply@ME Capital Plc (LON:SYME) has completed its deal to acquire TradeFlow Capital Management as it positions for a phase of growth.

Blackbird PLC (LON:BIRD), the cloud native video editing platform operator, said Univision, the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the United States, is to deploy the platform across its streaming and digital media operations.

Tirupati Graphite PLC (LON:TGR) said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Hanwa Co. Ltd, a major Japanese global trading and investment company, to expand markets for its flake and speciality graphite products in the Far East.

Alpha Growth PLC (LON:ALGW and OTCQB:ALPGF) announced that, following the completion of the acquisition of Northstar Group (Bermuda) Ltd, the company is changing its accounting reference date from 31 August to 31 December. “The change is to ensure that the accounting reference date of all group entities that will have a material impact on the financial statements have a coterminous year end date as required by relevant accounting standards,” it said, with the next set of audited result to cover the 16 month period to 31 December 2021.

Jade Road Investments Limited (LON:JADE) said Suresh Withana, managing partner of investment manager Harmony Capital, will provide a live presentation relating to the company’s 2020 annual results via the Investor Meet Company platform on 8th Jul 2021 at 5pm BST.

Vietnam Holding Ltd (VNH:265p) was mentioned prominently in an Investors Chronicle’s ‘bargain shares’ column. VNH was cited as “a little known closed-end fund that holds a concentrated portfolio of mid to small-cap companies to play secular growth trends in Vietnam”, with the shares having rallied 31% in 2021 “but still trade on an unwarranted 23 per cent discount to NAV even though the £145m fund has increased NAV by 47.6% since the start of January”.

Applied Graphene Materials (LON:AGM) notified that it will be taking part in two key events over the coming months focused on technical trends and advancements within the US coatings market: the Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference (CTT) in Chicago on 8-9 September, and also at this year’s Western Coatings Symposium and Show (WCS) in Las Vegas on 17-20 October.

Helium One Global Ltd (LON:HE1) chief executive David Minchin recently flew out to Tanzania amidst highly encouraging early indications from the explorer’s maiden well at the Rukwa project – in which evidence of helium was confirmed in drilling mud – and via social media he has now given investors key insights into this development.

Supply@ME Capital PLC (LON:SYME) has completed its deal to acquire TradeFlow Capital Management as it positions for a phase of growth.

Scirocco Energy PLC (LON:SCIR) has dismissed speculation linking it with a deal involving Block Energy PLC (LON:BLOE), or any form of corporate engagement with the firm.