Barksanem™ Rolls Out A Digital Currency for The Betterment of Mining Micro-Collectivities

  Houston, Texas (July 10, 2018) Barksanem™ (BSM™) Sarl, artisanal and small-scale responsible mining company based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and its sister company Barksanem™ Inc. based in Houston Texas, announce the acquisition of licensing rights for a unique non-cryptic, non-speculative digital currency.  Through the digitization of its mineral supply chain, BSM™ is able to 

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OECD IFFs (Illicit Financial Flows) Report

The OECD along with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the World Bank, recently published another excellent analysis of IFFs (illicit financial flows) specifically relating to the economy of illicit trade in West Africa. I highly recommend 

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The Barksanem™ License: Mines, Miners, Minerals

What is the Barksanem™ License… exactly?   Barksanem™ (BSM™) is a Texas-based, American company internationally licensing operational solutions, mineral resource management, natural resource remediation, and innovative agricultural programs for micro-collectivities. Licensing refers to the leasing of intangible assets or an intellectual property. Intellectual property or “IP” includes intangible creations of the human intellect, such as copyrights, patents, and trademarks 

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Why Burkina Faso?

From time to time we are asked, why did we choose Burkina Faso to develop our mining operations and create our training and research hubs for the Texas-based company Barksanem™, Inc? Actually, there are many reasons. History first of all, since one of the two founders is Burkinabe and the second grew up in this 

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Solidarity with the artisanal mining community starts with transparency

The EITI or the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has recently announced that “Burkina Faso has made meaningful progress with the EITI Standard”. The EITI is the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources. Considering the major political and economic changes that Burkina Faso has foregone since 2015, this is a remarkable 

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Barksanem™ and ASM Part 2

Many have asked, why does Barksanem™ (BSM™) only focus on the ASM space (Artisanal and small-scale mining)? We have already started to answer this question here:  Barksanem™ and ASM Part 1… In that article I spoke about the economic reasons that make our choice incontestably evident. Numbers don’t lie as they say…. To take matters 

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Barksanem™ and ASM Part 1

  Many have asked, why does Barksanem™ (BSM™) only focus on the ASM space (Artisanal and small-scale mining)? Facts and figures First, some background about artisanal and small-scale mining. This sector has seen substantial growth in last several years due, in part, to the rising value of mineral prices and the contemporaneous concomitant heightened complexity 

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OECD / Barksanem™

  Sometimes, in the course of the life of a person or company, official “announcements” are only a public acknowledgment of interactions that have been going on for many years. This is definitely the case with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD has become a key stakeholder for Barksanem™. The OECD 

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“Innovation with respect to tradition”©

(The following is a translated excerpt from an article published in SIDWAYA, quotdien Burkinabè d’information, on February 26th 2018) Founded in 2011, Barksanem™ (BSM™) is preparing to make its comeback to the mining scene in Burkina Faso after a sabbatical period to undertake structural and strategic reorganization.  Barksanem™ is returning with many more ambitions, objectives, 

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