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Argo Blockchain PLC (LON:ARB) has unveiled plans to include the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, on its mining platform from the start of next month. 

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd (LON:CHAR) revealed that the Prospect S exploration well, offshore Namibia, did not encounter a hydrocarbon accumulation.

Film services group FFI Holdings PLC (LON:FFI) has promoted its financial controller, Billy Cheung, to the position of chief financial officer following the resignation of Timothy Trankina.

The value of Circle Property PLC’s (LON:CRC) portfolio has increased by £14mln over the past six months.  

Customised electronics maker discoverIE Group PLC (LON:DSCV) remains on track to meet market expectations this year after enjoying a “strong” second quarter. 

Shanta Gold Limited (LON:SHG) said drilling at Bauhinia Creek (BC) East has converted 27,240 ounces into indicated resources from 33,746 ounces of inferred resources. 

Avacta Group PLC’s (LON:AVCT) chief technology officer, Dr Matt Johnson, will present new data for the firm’s Affirmer range of research tools and diagnostics reagents at the Biomarkers and Precision Medicine Congress (BPMC) in San Diego on 12 October. 

Telit Communications PLC (LON:TCM) has signed an agreement with China Unicom to provide the telecoms firm with its deviceWISE internet of things (IoT) platform. 

Base Resources Limited (LON:BSE) said Pacific Road Capital has notified the company that its voting power in ordinary shares has decreased from 22.1% to 20.8%. This is due to dilution following completion of the retail component of the company’s capital raise in January 2018 and the issue of shares upon vesting of performance rights pursuant to the Base Resources Long-Term Incentive Plan announced on October 4.

Zinc and gold explorer Erris Resources PLC (LON:ERIS) has appointed Anton du Plessis as its new chief executive after the resignation of Merlin Marr-Johnson. 

Azerbaijan-based gold, silver and copper miner Anglo Asian Mining PLC (LON:AAZ) expects production to be at the upper end of guidance following another strong quarter.

Africa-focused mining contractor Capital Drilling Limited (LON:CAPD) saw another uptick in activity in its latest quarter as exploration picked up. 

Touchstone Exploration Inc. (LON:TXP, CVE:TXP) has achieved a key production milestone, with its Trinidad assets breaching a targeted rate of 2,000 barrels per day. 

Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (LON:DGOC) has announced its latest US acquisition, with a $183mln deal for Core Appalachia Holding Co LLC. 

Learning Technologies Group PLC (LON:LTG) on Thursday said Harry Hill, its non-executive deputy chairman, will leave the board of the e-learning group. 

The majority of shareholders in Chagala Group Limited (LON:CGLO) have backed a takeover offer from Kazakhstan-based firm Realty Invest Holding LLP (RIH), and the offer period for acceptance has been closed.

Results from a second batch of rock chip samples have confirmed gold mineralisation at ECR Minerals PLC’s (LON:ECR) Bailieston project in Australia.

Never mind Sirius Minerals, Danakali Limited (LON:DNK) is set to become the world’s largest player in the potash field, broker Daniel Stewart said.

Pembridge Resources PLC (LON:PERE) will renegotiate its acquisition terms for the Minto copper-gold-silver mine in the Yukon with Capstone Mining Corporation as a result of “increasingly difficult” market conditions.

Silence Therapeutics PLC (LON:SLN) has been given another boost in its ongoing patent battle with US biotech giant Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY).

Sound Energy PLC (LON:SOU) gave investors an update on its operations in Morocco and said that it knows no operational or corporate reason for the recent fall in the share price.

Vast Resources PLC (LON:VAST) has released results for a further 2,846 metres of drilling from the Blueberry project in Western Romania, in which it holds a 29.41% stake.

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