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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

FORM 10-K

[X]  15, ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended: December 31, 2020

 OR

[ ]  15, TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from     to

 

Commission file number:     000-49819

GLOBAL ARENA HOLDING, INC.

(Exact name of Company in its charter)

Delaware

33-0931599

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification)

208 East 51 Street, Suite 112, New York, NY 10022

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s Telephone number, including area code:  (646) 801-5524

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:  None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  Common Stock, $0.001 par value

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

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (section 232.406 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [x] No [ ]

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 during the preceding 12 months

(or such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for at least the part 90 days.

Yes [ ]  No[x]

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers in response to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained hereof, and will not be contained, to will be contained, to the best of the registrants 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.  [  ]

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company.

Large accelerated filer   [  ]

Accelerated filer                     [  ]

Non-accelerated filer     [  ]

Smaller reporting company    [x]

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 13(a) of the Exchange 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]

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 registrants most recently completed second fiscal quarter. The market value of the registrants voting $0.001 par value common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant at June 30, 2020 was approximately $4,026,728. Is this the correct date

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrants classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s only class of common stock, as of March 31, 2021 was 1,857,705,171 shares of its $0.001 par value common stock.

No documents are incorporated into the text by reference.

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Global Arena Holding, Inc.

Form 10-K

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020

Table of Contents

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Part I

Item 1.  Business

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Item 1A. Risk Factors

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Item 1B.  Unresolved staff comments

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Item 2.  Properties

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Item 3.  Legal Proceedings

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Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures

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Part II

Item 5.  Market for Company’s Common Equity, Related Stockholders Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

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Item 6.  Selected Financial Data

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Item 7.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

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Item 7A.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

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Item 8.  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

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Item 9.  Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

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Item 9A.  Controls and Procedures

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Item 9B.  Other Information

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Part III

Item 10.  Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

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Item 11.  Executive Compensation

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Item 12.  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

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Item 13.  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

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Item 14.  Principal Accountant Fees and Services

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Part IV

Item 15.  Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

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Signatures

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PART I

ITEM 1.   BUSINESS

Global Arena Holding Inc. (the Company), a Delaware corporation, is organized as a holding company. The Company became a public company on May 18, 2011 when it successfully completed a reverse merger with China Stationery and Office Supply, Inc., an OTC Bulletin Board company.

The Company currently has three subsidiary companies:

The Company, GAHI Acquisition, Tidewater Energy Group and GES do not trade crypto currency, nor do they participate in Initial Coin Offerings.

1) Global Election Services (GES)

GES was formed on February 25, 2015, provides comprehensive technology-enabled paper absentee/mail ballot and Online election services to organizations such as craft and trade organizations, labor unions, political parties, co-operatives and housing organizations, associations and professional societies, universities, and political organizations. GES has developed proprietary election software for a data storage and retrieval registration system to determine voter eligibility and prevent duplicate votes with In-Person digital signature capture, as well as proprietary election software for scanning/tabulation utilizing advanced OMR/OCR/Barcode imaging software featuring de-skewing, de-speckling and image correction. This system provides 3 types of audit capabilities. The hardware includes high speed optical scanners that are hard lined to a computer with all Wi-Fi disabled so the entire tabulation process occurs offline, eliminating the opportunity for hacking.

GES is also working with multiple vendors and has made investments in companies who are developing Blockchain Technology for a data storage and retrieval registration system; tabulation of paper Absentee/Mail Ballots; and Internet voting.

The Company has also signed a letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Election Services Solutions including all clients, contracts and employment contracts. This asset purchase is currently pending.

GES Acquisition of Election Services Solutions, LLC

On May 10, 2019, the Company entered into an amended asset purchase agreement with Election Services Solutions, LLC.  Under the amended APA, the Company will purchase 100% of the assets of Election Services Solutions, LLC.  The Company will pay $550,000, of which $511,150  has already been paid, and issue 20,000,000 common shares to purchase these assets under this amended APA. GES derived over 80 % of its current business from Election Services Solutions. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

The ESS asset acquisition will give GES the ability to expand into the following areas:

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Alumni Associations The ESS team formally ran elections for Alumni organizations for over 25 years with memberships from 5,000 to 200,000.

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Labor Unions The ESS Management team has a 39-year history in administering elections to organized labor unions.

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Pension and Retirement Groups The ESS team formally ran elections for Pension and Retirement groups for over 25 years with memberships from 300,000.

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Credit Unions The ESS team formerly ran elections for Credit Unions for over 25 years with memberships from 100,000 to 500,000.

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Professional Trade Associations The ESS team formerly ran elections for Professional Trade Associations for over 25 years with memberships from 30,000 to 50,000.

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Awards and Contests The ESS team ran multiple public shows for the Country Music Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008. These awards are all online voting, so we will have the ability to effectively reengage in that field.

GES Current Business

As one of the United States premier provider of comprehensive election services, GES focus on efficiency, accuracy, integrity and security. GES prides itself on being able to provide flawless results regardless of the size or complexity of the project. GES helps organizations manage elections, strengthen corporate governance, increase member participation and reduce costs.

Todays election officials take on tremendous responsibility in managing all aspects of the voting process from selecting products to ensuring fair elections and every phase in between. In an industry that is constantly evolving, these tasks become more challenging every day. GES provides full-service technology enabled election solutions to clients while offering the experience, support, security and capacity needed to meet ever-changing client needs now and in the future. GES believes it is unique in its ability to integrate multiple methods of voting; customers can hold elections via Paper Ballots by mail or in person, Internet Voting, or any combination of these methods, which GES refers to as Hybrid elections. Every project begins with a formal review of the bylaws to ensure total compliance. GES then prepares a formal project plan and timeline. An experienced Election Administrator manages every facet of the project, while keeping the client fully informed every step of the way. GES provides telephone and/or email support for any procedural questions and help for management as well as voters. GES projects enhance the image of professionalism of the client organization, providing our clients with peace of mind every step of the way.

The GESs senior management team has conducted approximately over 8,600 elections, involving more than 40,000,000 voters. Each organized labor election result requires an election certification submitted to the US Department of Labor, and for over 39 years, not one of our elections has been overturned.

Election security is an absolute priority for GES. We have seen emotions run high in many projects. Our focus on the security and confidentiality of election information diffuses most concerns and creates a broad consensus that the project is being conducted correctly and impartially. Election Committees regularly observe our processing and tabulation activities.

Paper Ballots; Absentee/Mail and In-Person Voting

GES management has been handling paper mail ballot and in-person elections for Labor Unions, Associations and other private organizations for over 40 years. This process starts with a nominations meeting, creation and printing of the ballot and all materials. For an Absentee/Mail election, ballots are mailed to the eligible voting members. On the voting/tabulation day, we collect the mail and use the proprietary registration system that we developed to authenticate and register voters by scanning a barcode on the Business Reply Mail envelope with the ballot inside. For an in-person election, voters are authenticated in our system and they sign a digital signature pad for registration. The authentication is based on a database provided by the client and any ineligible or challenged votes are removed. Once this list of valid voters has been compiled, we open the envelopes with identifiers and pull out the secret ballot envelope containing the ballot. Once the ballots are pulled from the secret ballot envelopes, we scan them using our proprietary software and hardware system to tabulate the votes. We uphold the essential requirements that the vote is secret, and each voter only gets one vote.

Management believes there is a unique opportunity in conducting United States and Foreign Government Elections. GES senior Management teams primary business for 40 years has been mail/absentee ballot elections. The market for GES conducting paper/mail ballot elections grew exponentially in January of 2017, when first President Barack Obama, and then President Donald Trump designated U.S. Elections Critical Infrastructure.  In the U.S. there are 3,007 counties, 64 parishes, 19 organized boroughs, 11 census areas, 41 independent cities, and the District of Columbia, all of whom purchase updated Election Machines and Software. Each municipal county individually

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purchases election voting machines under the guidance of their own States Secretary of State. The United States Government, through the Elections Assistance Commission, certifies election software and hardware for use in U.S. Government Elections. The certification process usually takes 6 months and companies applying for certification usually spend up to $750,000. The Company has engaged software and hardware developers, whom GES is working with to begin the qualification process for U.S. certification. This will require the hiring of additional technical software employees, and additional outside vendors who in initial discussions are interested in stock-based compensation. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

Organized Labor/Unions

Organized Labor Unions and their memberships in the United States are represented at the Local level, the Regional level and the International level. The smallest membership totals are at the Local level, groups of locals in a geographical area combine to make up a Regional level, and all members belong to an International Level. Elections occur in all these groups and subsets of them, which means that there could be multiple votes for the same union throughout the year, with GES charging a per-member fee for each one. Most Nominations and Officer Elections for union leaders occur every two to three years. Additionally, GES is regularly involved in other types of elections, including; Strike Votes, Contract Ratifications, Delegate Nominations, Dues Increases, Assessments, By-Law Changes and Unexpired Term Votes, all of which can be done online. Each union has by-laws that dictate the process and how often these elections occur. Due to our experience, it is a natural progression for GES to expand into administering Regional and International elections, which GES has already begun to do.

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Department of Labor released official guidelines for voting online. Since then, we have worked to develop our systems to offer our customers the most advanced software available today. The DOL announcement has encouraged many unions to look into this option because it is not only a more efficient process, there is a significant cost savings for the client and a margin increase for GES.

Residential Organizations, Co-op/Condos

GES has been conducting elections for Homeowner and Co-Op Organizations for more than thirty years. At GES, we understand the sensitivity of the project, and the need to present a flawless experience to the owners. GES is the independent and impartial third-party Organizations can trust to manage an election and provide an Organization with the tools essential to strong leadership and good governance. GES provides complete management of an election project, from initial design of voting materials through tabulation. We support in-person, paper mail, and Internet voting using ballots or proxies. Signature verification, slates, and weighted, or share, voting are standard. No activity proceeds unless there is a quorum present. Interim results are available immediately and certified results normally follow within 24 hours. The GES Team has conducted elections at properties with fewer than 200 Membership Interests, and with more than 10,000. We have also conducted lotteries for public housing agencies including Section 8 Housing.

Now more than ever it is important to know what property owners are thinking. For many clients, we’ve included a limited set of survey questions on the proxy for the Board election. This technique has proven effective in capturing voter interest and stimulating turnout, in addition to providing valuable feedback on the important issues. GES can develop a regular program of surveys to help the client more effectively gauge members’ views on needed improvements, regulatory matters, or other association-related issues. This interaction is made even easier with our working relationship with Voting Portals LLC.

GES Developed Election Technology

Voter Authentication and Registration Software

GES has worked diligently to create a very specific proprietary registration election software that functions in authenticating and registering voting members in a data look-up system. In the event of an In-Person election, a voter ID can be scanned, or any information typed in to pull that voter up. A digital signature is then captured and saved to complete the voters registration and is available in a final list of Who Voted. In the event of a Mail

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Ballot, a barcode on a Business Reply Envelope is scanned and the status of that member is identified. If the member is not eligible to vote, that ballot is removed from the count. Additionally, if a member requests a replacement ballot and mails back that and the original, the system will flag the duplicate ballot, which would be removed ensuring only one ballot from each voter is counted. Because we must account for every single ballot, the system has multiple reporting options where we may deliver to the client the list of members who mailed in a ballot but were not able to vote, detailing the reason.

Scanning and Tabulation Software

The GES proprietary scanning election software is advanced OMR/OCR/Barcode scanning and tabulation software featuring de-skewing, de-speckling and image correction. The computer hardware utilizes high-speed optical scanners and was designed to run without Internet or Wi-Fi access and is hard wired, ensuring complete security. The system allows for triple auditing capabilities, which are; electronically generated tabulation results, jpeg imaging and storage, and the original physical ballot. This advancement gives GES the ability to tabulate elections faster and more efficiently and brings the opportunity for GES to compete for larger elections. GES began successfully deploying this system in our elections during the third quarter of 2017.

Communication Software

GES is working to provide our current and future clients with the ability to create instant communication and feedback with their members, using any social media device available today.

GES is building an interface for communication and connection to:

Communicate a Message An organization can get their message out clearly in the form required, without any unwanted media spin, bias, filtering or comment.

Fine Tune Policies Test-drive policies and projects with immediate response, allowing for responsive adjustments to be made to make a message more acceptable to the community.

Build a Positive Image Enhancing the concept of open communication and democratic politics, which leads to an enhanced positive perception of leaders by their constituents.

Learn More About a Group Learning more about a groups preferences and opinions on an infinite number of topics can help the Organization, Institution or League and leaders can better serve its community and meet their needs in a variety of ways.

Management believes this type of software capabilities will give GES a unique opportunity to offer clients the ability to communicate in real time with their members; raising issues of concern, polling the attitude of their constituencies, interacting in question and answer seminars in addition to conducting elections that GES certifies.

In short, this software can be used in multiple formats for people to communicate instantly on issues of importance. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

Online Voting

GES has a current client base of hundreds of unions. GES is committed to providing a comprehensive, secure voting platform, using state of the art technology for election officials charged with running their elections. GES has joint ventured with Voting Portals LLC, to use a proprietary software that not only allows for secure online voting, but also includes add-on features for our clients in a secure portal system such as posting documents like candidate statements, contracts or amendments to be voted on, streaming real-time or archived meetings or videos, sending real-time messages within the portal or tracking email communication to the membership. We also offer the option for a hybrid election, which allows members to choose a Mail Ballot, In Person and/or Online Voting options, while ensuring no one votes twice. GES is working to build a user experience that limits human error and makes the voting process as easy and seamless as possible while ensuring the highest level of secrecy, security and One Voter = One Vote integrity that we have been committed to for nearly 4 decades.

In 2020, GES developed, built and implemented a propriety online election voting solution that is compliant with Title IV of the United States Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards. GES built the platform on one of the most secure global infrastructures Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is a comprehensive, evolving platform provided by Amazon that includes a mixture of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform as a

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service and packaged software (PaaS), and software as a service offerings (SaaS). The platform enables GES to protect individual client data, including the ability to encrypt it, move it, and manage retention (if required). All data flowing across the global network interconnects with the GES secured data center and is automatically encrypted at the physical layer before it leaves our secured facilities. Additional encryption layers exist as well. GES controls where our client data is stored, who can access it, and what resources your organization is utilizing at any given moment. Fine-grain identity and access controls combined with continuous monitoring for near real-time security information ensures that the right resources have the right access at all times, wherever your information is stored. GES encryption software uses AES 256 with a cryptographic key using a RSA elliptic curve of 4096, which is used to encrypt the communication of the client and the GES server, as well all client data hosted in the server. A six-digit security code, delivered to the voters email address provided by the client, must be validated by the prospective voter in order to authenticate the identity of the voter before the voter may access the ballot. After validating the voter, the voter then votes anomalously, so that the identity of the voter and the ballot cast can never be matched. The GES voting platform verifies that the users does not use the back and forward browser button, a safe mechanism against tampering. Distributed denial of service DDoS protection tools help secure websites and applications and prevent DDoS attacks, which bombard websites with traffic traditionally delivered via botnets” that are created by networked endpoints connected via malware. The DDoS software protection provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latenc. GES will also need shares available thru an Employee Share Option program to hire and retain qualified personal. The closing of this transaction and the hiring of qualified employees will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

Current GES Technology Providers

GES is currently working with HCAS Technologies (HCAS), Imaging 101, Voting Portals, True Vote Inc, and Blockchain Valley Ventures, to design and create information technology and information systems management including software development services, infrastructure, network, support, corporate security, and risk management.

HCAS, Imaging 101, Voting Portals, are technology companies TrueVote Inc, is a Blockchain technology company and Blockchain Valley Ventures is Blockchain Advisory company.

Working Relationship with HCAS Technologies;

HCAS Technologies offers information technology administrative services on a highly configurable, rules-driven risk management system that helps customers reduce administrative costs and increase profitability while increasing consumer satisfaction. The company has developed a suite of software solutions utilizing an advanced set of proprietary technologies and focused on risk management solutions, which generate revenues to existing businesses. More than 25 professionals leverage deep industry knowledge across various verticals including: Banking and Financial Services, Healthcare, and Insurance to deliver robust digital solutions in key areas of client growth. HCAS is a unique technology company that specializes in business process improvement and automation, helping organizations optimize their underlying processes to achieve more efficient results.

Given HCAS extensive background in healthcare and specifically in Information Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance related services, organizations have chosen HCAS to be their advisors. HCAS has been helping GES implement programs that will assure continuous compliance with Department of Labor, US Board of Elections, Election Assistance Commission, National Institute Standards and Technology, Payment Card Industry, Privacy and Data Breach Notification Rules as well as other data protection regulations with which GES must be compliant.

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Ensuring the highest level of security protocols that comply with all necessary standards

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Developing a Registration System supported by Blockchain Technology for security

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Building an interface that is instinctive and user-friendly

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Customizing for specific sectors rules and requirements

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Allowing for scalability while maintaining integrity

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Growing our client list by offering high quality technology solutions

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The Companys Board intends to enter into a master services agreement with HCAS Technologies (the MSA). Under the MSA, the Company will be acquiring information technology services and management from HCAS Technologies, as well as hiring Mr. Magdiel Rodriguez to act as Chief Information Officer. Magdiel Rodriguez has over 25 years experience in the areas of Information Security, Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, Information Technology and Operations including 21 years with Visa Inc. where he performed as Senior Business Leader of Information Security. Magdiel has extensive experience in a broad range of areas related to Information Security, Network Engineering, and Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance and Payment networks within the financial industry. As such, the increase in authorized capital stock is necessary to ensure that enough common shares are available to issue under these

agreements.  Pursuant to an Amended MSA signed on May 13, 2019, the Company will issue a total of 30,000,000 warrants to purchase the Companys common shares at a price of $0.005 as consideration for the services of HCAS and Mr. Magdiel. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

Working Relationship with Imaging 101

Imaging 101, a technology company based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL has developed for GES a specific registration software that functions in authenticating and registering voting members in a data look-up system. In the event of an In-Person election, a voter ID can be scanned, or any information typed in to pull that voter up. A digital signature can also be captured and saved for the final list of Who Voted. In the event of a Mail Ballot, a barcode on a Business Reply Envelope is scanned and the status of that member is identified. If the member is not eligible to vote, that ballot is removed from count. Because we must account for every single ballot, the system has multiple reporting options where we may deliver to the client the list of members who mailed in a ballot but were not able to vote, detailing the reason.

Imaging 101 also developed for GES an advanced OMR/OCR/Barcode scanning and tabulation software system featuring de-skewing, de-speckling and image correction. The computer hardware was designed to run without Internet or Wi-Fi access and is hard wired, ensuring complete security. The system allows for triple auditing capabilities, which are; electronically generated tabulation results, jpeg imaging and storage, and the original physical ballot. This advancement gives GES the ability to tabulate elections faster and more efficiently and brings the opportunity for GES to compete for larger elections.

 

Working Relationship with Voting Portals, LLC

On May 13, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement with Voting Portals, LLC (VP), a Florida limited liability company. Pursuant to this agreement, the joint venture will be making use of the VP online e-voting web portal solutions and proprietary e-voting software programs to service and fulfill GESs clients online elections and other e-voting events pursuant to the terms of the agreement, as well as any other ventures and relationships agreed to pursuant to the goals of the agreement. The Agreement was amended and as part of this agreement, the Company will be issuing 10,000,000 common shares to VP for services rendered, upon approval of the corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.  VP will own 100% of the rights to the software, while GES will be responsible for all administrative and other election procedures.  The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

Voting Portals, LLC is a privately-owned software development company based in Miami, Florida specialized in developing and operating proprietary online/e-voting software systems in various regulated election sectors including: Condo/HOA; Labor Unions; Other not-for-profit; Shareholder; and Municipal. VPs software systems deliver the most advanced platform today in online e-voting and related services allowing users to vote securely in elections and on other issues from anywhere by using encrypted voting codes, credential authentication, and blockchain technology. VP software complies with Florida Statute, Chapter 718 (the Condominium Act), providing a unique, password-protected, user-friendly portal experience for all association members and a secure voting platform to use for consenting members. The multi-functional Internet program allows users to vote in elections and on other association issues in a secure manner by using encrypted voting codes with multiple levels of credential authentication. Each portal can be fully customized including adding logos, links to favorite websites, photos and other images to create a familiar look and feel for each association. The dynamic software also allows users to be able to view video recordings and/or live streaming video of meetings, presentations and other information, all from

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their mobile devices or computers. There is also the ability to customize menu buttons, upload documents, messages and other content an organization wishes to display, archive information, send emails and notices, keep roster information organized, and track voting and other status matters.

Management sees this relationship as an opportunity to not only grow our Co-Op/Condo client list and expanding in multiple states, but also offering this secure online voting system to our existing customers and adding online customers in other sectors GES services.

The Voting Portals platform is fully functional in the Co-op/Condo space in Florida and may be expanded nationwide in the community association sector of the US Housing Market. This will require the adaptation of numerous individual State laws and regulations.

Working Relationship with Blockchain Valley Ventures

On June 19, 2019, GES Inc. signed an engagement letter with Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV) of Zug Switzerland. Under the terms of the agreement, GES will pay BVV 50,000 Swiss Francs (CHF) and BVV will serve as an advisor in connection with a Voter Registration, Voter Authentication, and Voter Eligibility using a Blockchain Platform primarily covering the following matters:

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Development and facilitation of an extended workshop with relevant and best in class third party blockchain technology companies such as Phoenix Systems AG, Securosys AG and others as well as any subject matter expert to be invited by Global Election Services Inc.

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Development of a high-level technology solution architecture and its requirements for the blockchain based voting registration platform with inputs from third party blockchain technology.

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Documentation of the results of a) and b) in order to provide the basis of the technical development of the platform.

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Development of an implementation recommendation with respect to Voting on the Blockchain Platform.

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Legal facilitation with respect to outside tax and legal advisors in connection with compliance with local and international regulation.

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Project Management during the engagement.

This will be delivered as a Working Paper discussing a high-level envisaged Blockchain platform, including a foundational flowchart, and implementation recommendation; BVV is a Crypto Valley, Switzerland based venture capital firm who consists of highly successful entrepreneurs, finance experts, blockchain technology experts and ICO experienced analysts and consultants. The documents created will be used by GES, to create a Minimal Viable Product. This Product, along with GES licensing rights on GES existing Registration and Tabulation Software will be owned by GES. On June 27, 2019 BVV and GES signed and amended agreement calling for a $25,000 CHF Payment for the development and facilitation of an extended workshop with relevant and best in class third party blockchain technology companies, and a $ 25,000 CHF payment upon completion of the engagement. GES made payments of $25,000 CHF payment, and received the working paper.

GES Investment in TrueVote Inc.

GES is developing with TrueVote, Inc. a comprensive end-to-end, decentralized, completely digital voting system. GAHC, GES parent owns 30% of True Vote.

The TrueVote Voting System will be based on traditional, proven database methodologies and layered with a checksum that is posted on the blockchain, proving all data is immutable and unalterable.

True Vote is directed by Brett Morrison recently the Director of Enterprise Information Systems at SpaceX. Brett was as an e-commerce pioneer, getting brands online and creating a new channel for sales at the beginning of the e-commerce boom. Brett co-founded Onestop Internet in 2003 out of his garage and built the original e-commerce and warehouse management software that started the company. Throughout his time as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Onestop, he oversaw and managed its growth and architected and helped build the

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new Onestop 2.0 platform. Prior to Onestop, Brett co-founded one of the first photo sharing companies on the Internet, ememories.com, which was sold to PhotoWorks, one of the largest photo processing companies in the U.S. True Vote is also directed by Ped Hasid who graduated UCLA with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2007. Ped later went on to cofound Block26, a venture vehicle for the DLT space established in 2014, leading the technology and investment strategy for the firm. Block26 to date has financed and incubated innovative projects that aim to enhance consumer adoption of DLT technology.  

On June 15, 2019 GES entered into a Term Sheet to create a joint venture with TrueVote, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement GES will invest $50,000 into a 24 Month Debenture and issue a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of Global Arena Holding Inc., (GAHC). GAHC will receive 3 million common shares of TrueVote, representing 30% of TrueVote Inc. TrueVote, Inc. is building a comprehensive end-to-end, de-centralized, completely digital voting system. This will be based on traditional, proven database methodologies, and layered with a “checksum” that’s posted on the Blockchain, proving all data is immutable and unalterable. This design will ensure that every vote is transparently counted and verifiable.Upon the closing of the agreement, GES will have invested $50,000 into a 24 Month Debenture and will have issued a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, and the Company will receive 3,000,000 common shares of TrueVote Inc. as part of the joint venture between the companies. The Company on December 17, 2019 paid $ 40,000 to True Vote. The Company will pay an additional $10,000 and a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, in the 1st quarter of 2021. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

2) Tidewater Energy Group Inc.

On November 19, 2019, the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called Tidewater Energy Group Inc. The Board of Directors appointed John S. Matthews and Jason Old as Board members. The Company was formed to explore opportunities in the oil, gas, mineral and energy business.  Tidewater Energy Group Inc. has 40,000,000 common shares authorized, par value $0.001. There are currently 10,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding of which the Company holds 5,100,000 common shares (51%).  The Company invested $50,000 into Tidewater Energy Group Inc. for general capital and administrative expenses in January 2020.

3) GAHI Acquisition Corp.

On June 7, 2019, the Companys second subsidiary, GAHI Acquisition Corp. (GAHI) was authorized by the Companys Board of Directors to infuse an initial deposit of $50,000 into the subsidiary for general capital and administrative expenses. GAHI Acquisition will be repurposed in order to explore potential new business ventures in an effort to increase shareholder value. The Company will cause GAHI Acquisition to explore opportunities in the energy and minerals business, which may provide investment opportunities, including the possibility of providing blockchain technology software to energy and mineral companies. The Company added Mr. Jason N. Old to the GAHI Acquisition Board as a Director. On November 28, 2019 the Companys Board of Directors authorized the termination of the transaction previously authorized to infuse an initial deposit of $50,000 into GAHI Acquisition for general capital and administrative expenses and have GAHI Acquisition repurposed in order to explore opportunities in the energy and minerals business, which may provide investment opportunities, including the possibility of providing blockchain technology software to energy and mineral companies. GAHI Acquisition will remain a 100% subsidiary of the Company and will focus on Blockchain related companies for investments and acquisition.

Growth Strategy for the Company

Management believes there are four significant opportunities to increase market share; the growth and expansion of GES paper absentee/mail ballot business; Internet voting for private non-government clients; development of Blockchain Voting Applications; and the diversification Tidewater Energy Group Inc can deliver.

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1)  GES further expanded its track record in the 1st quarter of 2020 by entering the private government election space when GES successfully completed the Statewide Presidential Primary for North Dakota Democratic-NPL. GES administered the statewide polling for all North Dakota residents who wished to vote in Democratic Presidential Primary by; managing a call center and processed over 3,000 mail ballot requests, set up equipment and trained Staff on our proprietary Registration Software for In-Person voting at 14 locations across the state, and processed over 14,000 ballots with our proprietary Scanning and Tabulation software system.

GES IT staff customized our proprietary Voter Registration software to ensure voters cast only one ballot, whether by mail or in person and set up secure servers that processed voter sign-in and digital signature capture in real time from a database of over 600,000 potential voters. GES trained over 100 volunteers, many with limited or no technology experience on how to use the system. After a short tutorial, those volunteers handled the increased registration volume with ease. After the polls closed and all the votes were cast, GES tabulation systems processed the ballots using our proprietary Scanning and Tabulation software system. The 2020 North Dakota Democratic-NPL Presidential Primary caucus had the largest voter turnout in over a decade.

Management believes there is a unique opportunity in conducting United States and Foreign Government Elections. GES senior Management teams primary business for 40 years has been mail/absentee ballot elections. The market for GES conducting paper/mail ballot elections grew exponentially in January of 2017, when first President Barack Obama, and then President Donald Trump designated U.S. Elections Critical Infrastructure.  The effect of these Executive Orders was to refocus the Department of Homeland Security, and the Elections Assistance Commission to reenergize compliance on U.S. Government elections, and assist by making available resources such as intelligence, funding, training and best practices in election software and hardware, for all 50 States.

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 into law, which included $380 million in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grants for states to make election security improvements. Among the authorized uses of the grant funds is the replacement of voting equipment, specifically equipment that does not produce a paper record or that is determined to be at the end of its useful life. Recent published examples are:

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On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 into law. The Act includes $425 million in new HAVA funds made available.

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In 2019, Hawaii (SB 166) allocated $789,598 for the purpose of a vote counting system contract.

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In 2019, Georgia issued a $150 million bond package for the replacement of voting equipment statewide. The state also appropriated $12,840,000 from the General Fund for the purpose of financing projects and facilities for the Office of Secretary of State. 

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In 2019, Wyoming appropriated $7.5 million into an election readiness account (HB 21). The state’s $3 million HAVA allocation will also be placed in this account, the majority of which will go toward replacing outdated voting equipment statewide. 

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In 2019, North Dakota enacted SB 2002, which included a one-time appropriation for voting equipment and electronic poll books statewide. The total amount of $11.2 million included $8.2 million in state funds and $3 million in HAVA funds. 

The opportunity for mail/absentee ballots became a page one story in 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Subsequent accusations of voter fraud, compounded by President Trump declaring the 2020 U.S. election voting as rigged and fraudulent, has led to almost 40% of the U.S. Electorate believing the 2020 election was fraudulent.

On October 23, 2019, the Brennan Center has estimated that the national cost for some of the most critical election security measures to be approximately $ 2.2 Billion dollars over the next five years. The opportunity is even greater in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to social distancing requirements, voters should not be congregating at polling locations for In-Person voting. Mail and Absentee Ballot voting has emerged as a safe alternative to In-Person voting and which is a complicated process that requires a company like GES that has significant experience in conducting Mail Ballot voting to avoid problems.

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Most states have a vote by mail process right now. Voters may request an Absentee Mail Ballot from their County Board of Elections or a Vote by Mail ballot is sent. In either case, our proprietary registration and tabulation software has an immediate need. In the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, approximately 33 Million ballots were cast by mail making up about 25% of the votes. Most individuals think only of the Presidential election every four years as the Election. In reality, municipal Board of Elections throughout the U.S. are conducting elections annually for such elected positions as; Governor, Mayor, City Council, State Assembly, State Senate, Members of U.S. Congress (House every 2 years, Senate every 6) Civil and Criminal Justices, Sheriffs, School Boards, Village Trustees, etc. In short, most State and local municipal Board of Elections are in the market purchasing software and hardware every year.

In the U.S. there are 3,007 counties, 64 parishes, 19 organized boroughs, 11 census areas, 41 independent cities, and the District of Columbia, all of whom must buy updated Election Machines and Software. Each municipal county individually purchases election voting machines under the guidance of their own States Secretary of State.

The United States Government, through the Elections Assistance Commission, certifies election software and hardware for use in U.S. Government Elections. On February 10, 2021 the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced the adoption of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0. These guidelines have been formulated to improve cyber security, accessibility and usability requirements in the U.S. voting process.

2) GES also offers online voting for craft and trade organizations, labor unions, political parties, co-operatives, housing organizations, associations, professional societies, and universities. GES believes this is an option that will save clients significant dollars in the reduction of printing and US Mail costs. GES is working with its joint venture partner Voting Portals LLC on this effort.

3) Management sees a unique opportunity in Blockchain Voting Technology, and is working with Blockchain Valley Ventures and TrueVote Inc, which could positively impact Global in many aspects of its business, including;

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Securely storing Voter Registration Information on the blockchain.

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Creating an international capability to administer or joint venture in conducting foreign government elections.

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Creating a secure Internet voting record on the blockchain for online elections.

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Administer Financial Services Elections, such as Proxys and shareholder votes.

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Documenting current voting applications.

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Reducing cost and time of delivery, enabling scalability.

4) Tidewater Energy Group was formed for the purpose of creating diversification for the Company. Directed by Jason Old, Tidewater Energy Group brings a number of seasoned, well-respected members of the Energy Industry to the Company.

The new age of unconventional drilling has reset the life cycle of the exploration and production industry. Beginning in the mid2000s, management teams and their private equity sponsors were able to deploy capital and realize gains quickly by building contiguous acreage positions that they flipped to larger operators. This added value by creating high working interest, horizontal drilling locations and resulted in extremely high IRRs with low equity multiples.

As public companies and larger private independents secured their acreage positions, drilling locations became less attractive in the shortterm. Public valuations soon became depressed, partially due to their expensive drilling inventory, the values of which would take time to realize (i.e. drill). Simultaneously, commodity prices began to fall, further reducing the value of upside.

Larger companies are now focused on acquiring production that is immediately accretive, and we are beginning to see consolidation. Assets are now priced on current production with little to no value given to upside. Management believes this creates an opportunity for Tidewater Energy Group Inc., for the following reasons:

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Consolidation drives disposition of noncore assets

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Tidewater Energy Group Inc can protect its downside by purchasing stable, lowrisk cash flow at a discount

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Tidewater Energy Group Inc technical team is uniquely positioned to cherry pick those opportunities with attractive upside through recompletions, workovers, and development drilling

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

Not applicable to a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

Not applicable.

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

The Company maintains a holding address at 208 East 51 Street, Suite 112, New York, NY 10022. During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2010, the Company paid $14,664 and $14,664 for all office, storage, and other expenses, respectively.

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

The Company may be involved in legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business. Such matters are subject to many uncertainties, and outcomes are not predictable with assurance.

On December 26, 2017, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with a prior attorney with regards to outstanding legal fees owed. Pursuant to this settlement agreement, the Company paid $25,000 on January 5, 2018, and $25,000 on February 5, 2018, and was required to pay an additional $200,000 during 2018. The $200,000 settlement is in default, and is carried in the accounts payable, however the Company is in the process of settling the outstanding balance. The Company made payments of $10,000 on the owed legal fees in 2020. On December 14, 2020, parties amended the settlement agreement to state that the Company shall pay the prior attorney Two Hundred Nineteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventy Six Dollars and thirty nine cents ($219,576.39).  The amount due shall be paid to the prior attorney in payments of Five Thousand Dollars per month for a period of thirty four (34) months.

On October 16, 2020, the Companys subsidiary, Tidewater Energy Group Corp. was named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in District Court in and For Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma, CJ-2020-3172. The plaintiffs are seeking damages, disgorgement and specific performance relief relating to a Purchase and Sale Agreement to purchase all of the membership interests in Foster Energy.  On January 13, 2021 the plaintiffs added the Company to the lawsuit. The Company has obtained counsel to dispute the charges.  On March 18, 2021, the Company filed a motion to dismiss and brief in support.  The Company asserted that the plaintiffs claims are entirely without merit as the Company was not a party to the Purchase and Sale Agreement or the related non-disclosure agreement.

ITEM 4.  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

None

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PART II

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

    Item 5(a)

a)  Market Information.  The Company began trading publicly on the NASD Over the Counter Bulletin Board on July 19, 2006.  We began trading under the symbol GAHC on May 27, 2011, and now trade under the symbol GAHC on the OTC Markets Pink Sheets.  The quotations represent inter-dealer prices without retail markup, markdown or commission, and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.

b)  Holders.  At March 31, 2021, there were approximately 161 shareholders of record of our common stock.

c)  Dividends.  Holders of our common stock are entitled to receive such dividends as may be declared by our board of directors.  No dividends on our common stock have ever been paid, and we do not anticipate that dividends will be paid on our common stock in the foreseeable future.

d)  Securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans.  

Stock Awards plan

In June 2011, the Board of Directors adopted a Stock Awards Plan (Plan).  The purpose of the Plan is to attract, retain and motivate employees, directors and persons affiliated with the Company and to provide such participants with additional incentive and reward opportunities.  The awards may be in the form of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, phantom stock awards, or any combination of the foregoing. The total number of shares of stock reserved for issuance under the Plan is 3,000,000.  

 

On December 8, 2017, the Company granted stock options to purchase 45,000,000 shares of the Company common stock.  The options were fully vested when issued with a fair value of approximately $972,000 at the grant date. Weighted average assumptions used to estimate the fair value of stock options on the date of grant are as follows:

December 8, 2017

Expected dividend yield

0%

Expected stock price volatility

478%

Risk free interest rate

2.14%

Expected life (years)

5 year

The stock-based compensation related to stock options, included in stock compensation expense in the consolidated statements of operations, was $0 and $972,000 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

The exercise price for options outstanding at December 31, 2020:

Outstanding and Exercisable

Number of

Exercise

Options

Price

45,000,000

$

0.02

3,000,000

0.07

48,000,000

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A summary of the option activity is presented below:

Weighted

Weighted

Average

Average

Remaining

Aggregate

 

Number of

Exercise

Contractual

Intrinsic

Options

Price ($)

Life (in years)

Value ($)

Outstanding, December 31, 2018

48,000,000

0.03

3.80

Granted

 

Exercised

 

Forfeited/Canceled

 

Outstanding, December 31, 2019

48,000,000

0.03

2.80

Granted

Exercised

Forfeited/Canceled

Outstanding, December 31, 2020

48,000,000

0.03

1.79

Exercisable, December 31, 2020

48,000,000

0.03

1.79

On April 13, 2020, the Board of Directors cancelled the stock options granted to John Matthews and Kathryn Weisbeck under their employment agreements and granted them stock awards aggregating 90,000,000 common shares at $.0018 per common share (110% of the market price on the date of grant). The shares were issued on October 21, 2020.

On April 13, 2020, the Board of Directors cancelled the stock options authorized but never formally granted to Martin Doane and Facundi Bacardi as directors compensation for years ended December 31, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and granted Messrs Doane and Facundi Bacardi stock awards of 36,682,692 common shares each at $.0018 per common share (110% of the market price on the date of grant). The shares were issued on October 21, 2020.

e)  Performance graph.  Not applicable.

f)  Sale of unregistered securities.  

Common Shares

On April 28, 2016, the stockholders approved an amendment to the Companys articles of incorporation to increase the number of authorized common shares from 100,000,000 to 1,000,000,000. In addition, the stockholders also approved an amendment to the Companys Stock Awards Plan, originally filed June 27, 2011, which will increase the number of shares authorized to be issued under the Plan from 3,000,000 shares to 7,460,000 shares.

During the year ended December 31, 2020 the Company issued:

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522,533,554 shares of common stock for the conversion of $598,973 of convertible notes and $90,597 of accrued interest;

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36,519,609 shares of common stock for the conversion of 10,798 shares of series B preferred stock; and

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168,365,384 shares of common stock for services rendered valued at $290,221.  The shares were valued based on the market price at the date of grant.

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued 50,971,221 shares of common stock for convertible notes of $78,572 and accrued interest of $10,572.

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On October 11, 2019, the Companys shareholders approved an increase of the Companys authorized shares to Two Billion (2,000,000,000) Common Shares.

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued 50,971,221 shares of common stock for convertible notes of $78,572 and accrued interest of $10,572.

Warrants

A summary of warrant activity is presented below:

Number of Warrants

Exercise Price ($)

Contractual Life (in years)

Intrinsic Value ($)

Outstanding, December 31, 2018

466,276,590

0.013

1.95

14,560

Granted

189,623,000

0.003

Exercised

Forfeited/Canceled

(59,366,665)

0.020

Outstanding, December 31, 2019

596,532,925

0.009

1.47

79,800

Granted

167,675,780

0.002

Exercised

Forfeited/Canceled

(229,449,999)

0.005

Outstanding, December 31, 2020

534,758,706

0.009

1.80

32,015

Exercisable, December 31, 2020

534,758,706

0.009

1.80

32,015

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company issued a total of 167,675,780 warrants in connection with a new convertible promissory note payable. The fair values of the warrants were determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:

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Expected life of 2.00-3.00 years

·

Volatility of 135% – 190%;

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Dividend yield of 0%;

·

Risk free interest rate of 0.15% – 1.59%

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued a total of 189,623,000 warrants in connection with a new convertible promissory note payable. The fair values of the warrants were determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:

·

Expected life of 3.00-3.25 years

·

Volatility of 296% – 308%;

·

Dividend yield of 0%;

·

Risk free interest rate of 1.51% – 2.51%

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     Item 5(b) Use of Proceeds.  Not applicable.

    Item 5(c) Purchases of Equity Securities by the issuer and affiliated purchasers.  Not applicable.

ITEM 6.  SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

Not applicable to a smaller reporting company.

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

Forward-looking Statements

Statements in this Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation, as well as in certain other parts of this Annual report on Form 10-K (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by the Company) that look forward in time, are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, expectations, predictions, and assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. Although the Company believes such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to, and are qualified by, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to the Companys ability to estimate the impact of competition and of industry consolidation and risks, uncertainties and other factors set forth in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Form 10-K.

Critical Accounting Policies

The Companys financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses. These estimates and assumptions are affected by management’s applications of accounting policies. Critical accounting policies for the Company include revenue recognition, valuation of convertible promissory notes and related warrants, stock and stock option compensation, estimates, and derivative financial instruments.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and include the accounts of GAHI and its wholly-owned and majority owned subsidiaries, GES and GAHI Acquisition Corp.  All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.  

Revenue Recognition

The Companys revenue recognition policies comply with SEC revenue recognition rules and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 605-10-S99. The Company earns revenues through various services it provides to its clients. GESs income is recognized at the presentation

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date of the certification of the election results. The payments received in advance are recorded as deferred revenue on the balance sheet. Should an election not proceed, all non-refundable deferred revenue will be recognized as revenue.

Convertible Debt

Convertible debt is accounted for under FASB ASC 470, Debt Debt with Conversion and Other Options. The Company records a beneficial conversion feature (BCF) related to the issuance of convertible debt that has conversion features at fixed or adjustable rates that are in-the-money when issued and records the relative fair value of any warrants issued with those instruments. The BCF for the convertible instruments is recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds to the warrants and as a reduction to the carrying amount of the convertible instrument equal to the intrinsic value of the conversion features, both of which are credited to additional paid-in capital.  The Company calculates the fair value of warrants issued with the convertible instruments using the Black-Scholes valuation method, using the same assumptions used for valuing stock options, except that the contractual life of the warrant is used.  

Under these guidelines, the Company allocates the value of the proceeds received from a convertible debt transaction between the conversion feature and any other detachable instruments (such as warrants) on a relative fair value basis.  The allocated fair value of the BCF and warrants are recorded as a debt discount and is accreted over the expected term of the convertible debt as interest expense.  

The Company accounts for modifications of its embedded conversion features in accordance with the ASC which requires the modification of a convertible debt instrument that changes the fair value of an embedded conversion feature and the subsequent recognition of interest expense or the associated debt instrument when the modification does not result in a debt extinguishment.

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 uses the Black-Scholes-Merton model to value the derivative instruments. 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.  

Share-Based Compensation

The Company periodically issues stock options and warrants to employees and non-employees in capital raising transactions, for services and for financing costs. The Company accounts for share-based payments under the guidance as set forth in the Share-Based Payment Topic of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, which requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees, officers, directors, and consultants, including employee stock options, based on estimated fair values. The Company estimates the fair value of share-based payment awards to employees and directors on the date of grant using an option-pricing model, and the value of the portion of the award that is ultimately expected to vest is recognized as expense over the required service period in the Company’s Statements of Operations. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to non-employees in accordance with the authoritative guidance where the value of the stock compensation is based upon the measurement date as determined at either a) the date at which a performance commitment is reached, or b) the date at which the necessary performance to earn the equity instruments is complete. Stock-based compensation is based on awards ultimately expected to vest and is reduced for estimated forfeitures. Forfeitures are estimated at the time of grant and revised, as necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB and the SEC did not have, are not believed by management to have, a material impact, or are currently evaluating the potential impact of updated authoritative guidance on the Companys present or future consolidated financial statements.

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Trends and Uncertainties

The Company currently has minimal revenues and operations and is investigating potential businesses and companies for acquisition to create and/or acquire a sustainable business. Our ability to acquire or create a sustainable business may be adversely affected by our current financial conditions, availability of capital and/ or loans, general economic conditions which can be cyclical in nature along with prolonged recessionary periods, and other economic and political situations.  

The Company has generated recurring losses and cash flow deficits from its operations since inception and has had to continually borrow to continue operations. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. The continued operations of the Company are dependent upon its ability to raise additional capital, obtain additional financing and/or generate positive cash flows from operations.  As further described in Liquidity and Capital Resources, management believes that it will be successful in obtaining additional financing, from which the proceeds will be primarily used to execute its new operating plans. The Company plans to use its available cash and new financing to develop and execute its new business plan and hopefully create and maintain a self-sustaining business.  However, the Company can give no assurances that it will be successful in achieving its plans or if financing will be available or, if available, on terms acceptable to the Company, or at all.  Should the Company not be successful in obtaining the necessary financing to fund its operations, and ultimately achieve adequate profitability and cash flows from operations, the Company would need to curtail certain or all of its operating activities.  

There are no trends, events or uncertainties that have had or are reasonably expected to have a material impact on the net sales or revenues or income from continuing operations. There are no significant elements of income or loss that do not arise from our continuing operations except for the fair value change on derivative financial instruments and settlement on arbitration.  

The rapid advances in computing and telecommunications technology over the past several decades have brought with them increasingly sophisticated methods of delivering administrating elections. Along with these advances, though, have come risks regarding the integrity and privacy of data, and these risks apply to election companies, falling into the general classification of cybersecurity. While it is not possible for anyone to give an absolute guarantee that data will not be compromised, when applicable, the Company shall utilize third-party service providers to secure the Companys financial and personal data; the Company believes that third-party service providers provide reasonable assurance that the financial and personal data that they hold are secure.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2020, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $(28,684,689) and a working capital deficiency of $8,417,037.  Our ability to continue as a going concern depends upon whether we can ultimately attain profitable operations, generate sufficient cash flow to meet our obligations, and obtain additional financing as needed.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded a net loss of $(1,746,125).  We recorded an amortization of debt discount of $397,965, a change in fair value of derivative liability of $343,076.  We recorded the following changes in current assets and liabilities: a change in deferred revenue of $267,723, a change in accounts payable of $(12,986), and a change of accrued expenses of $779,221.  As a result, we recorded net cash used in operating activities of $(327,580) for the year ended December 31, 2020.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, we made a payment of $5,000 as a deposit for acquisition resulting in net cash used in investing activities of $(5,000) for the period.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, we received $445,000 as proceeds from convertible promissory notes payable.  We repaid convertible promissory notes payable of $72,500.  As a result, we had net cash provided by financing activities of $372,500 for the year ended December 31, 2020.

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As of December 31, 2019, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $26,961,606 and a working capital deficiency of $7,997,314.  Our ability to continue as a going concern depends upon whether we can ultimately attain profitable operations, generate sufficient cash flow to meet our obligations, and obtain additional financing as needed.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded a net loss of $1,939,673.  We recorded an amortization of debt discount of $576,568, a change in fair value of derivative liability of $(526,958), and impairment of investment of $284,270.  We recorded convertible promissory notes payable issued for penalty interest of $8,223.  We recorded the following changes in current assets and liabilities: a change in deferred revenue of $28,500, a change in accounts payable of $(35,745), and a change of accrued expenses of $667,897.  As a result, we recorded net cash used in operating activities of $(933,572) for the year ended December 31, 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, we made a payment of $5,000 as a deposit for acquisition and a payment for equity investment, resulting in net cash used in investing activities of $(45,000) for the period.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, we received $1,027,500 as proceeds from convertible promissory notes payable.  We repaid convertible promissory notes payable of $75,000.  As a result, we had net cash provided by financing activities of $952,500 for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Management believes that it will be able to continue its operations and further advance its business plans. However, management cannot give assurances that such plans will materialize and be successful in the near term or on terms advantageous to the Company, or at all. Should the Company not be successful in its business plans or obtain additional financing, the Company would need to curtail certain or all of its operating activities.

The Companys continuation as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to ultimately attain profitable operations, generate sufficient cash flow to meet its obligations, and obtain additional financing as may be required. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, our auditors have included a going concern modification in their auditors reports.  A going concern modification may make it more difficult for us to raise funds when needed. The outcome of this uncertainty cannot presently be determined.

The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. There can be no assurance that management will be successful in implementing its business plan or that the successful implementation of such business plan will actually improve our operating results

Results of Operations for the Year Ended December 31, 2020 Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2019

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020 were $641,629 compared to $477,773 for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $163,856.  The majority of our clients hold elections on a three year cycle.  This increase in revenues is due primarily to increased elections held during this year.

Salaries and benefits totaled $748,571 for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $571,840 for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $176,731.  This increase was due primarily to an increase in compensation paid to management.

Professional fees for the year ended December 31, 2020 totaled $351,367 compared to $312,987 for the year ended December 31, 2018, an increase of $38,380.  This increase is primarily due to the increased legal activities during the year ended December 31, 2020.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, we paid marketing and advertising expenses of $3,703 compared to the $6,596 paid in the year ended December 31, 2019.  We paid software development expenses of $120,554 in 2020 compared to $89,819 in 2019, we paid printing costs of $220,043 in 2020 compared to $146,695 in 2019, and we paid general and administrative expenses of $303,336 in 2020 compared to $453,593 in 2019.  The overall decrease was due to continued efforts to reduce overhead during the year ended December 31, 2020.

Total operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 were $1,747,574 compared to $1,581,530 for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $166,044 principally due to reasons discussed above.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not maintain any off-balance sheet arrangements, transactions, obligations or other relationships with unconsolidated entities that would be expected to have a material current or future effect upon our financial condition or results of operations.

ITEM 7A.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Not applicable

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ITEM 8.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

Global Arena Holding, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Index to the Financial Statements

Page

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm:

Report of Raul Carrega, CPA

24

Consolidated Financial Statements:

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2020 and 2019

25

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

26

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders Deficit for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

27

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

28

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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RAUL CARREGA

Certified Public Accountants

215 62nd Street

Newport Beach, California 92663

818-248-6325

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Global Arena Holding Inc. and Subsidiaries

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Global Arena Holding Inc. and Subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders deficit, and cash flows for each of the years in the two year period ended December 31, 2020, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the consolidated financial statements). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the two year period ended December 31, 2020, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Going concern uncertainty

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As more fully described in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses since inception, experiences a deficiency of cash flow from operations, sold its principal operating business, is currently in default of certain outstanding notes, and has a stockholders deficit. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. Managements plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 1. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter.

Basis for Opinion

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Companys consolidated 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 audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated 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 Companys 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 consolidated 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 consolidated 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 consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Raul Carrega

Raul Carrega, CPA

We have served as the Companys auditor since 2016.

Newport Beach, California

April 5, 2021

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2019

ASSETS

Current Assets:

    Cash and cash equivalents

$           57,422

$           17,502

       Total current assets

57,422

 17,502

Deposits for proposed acquisitions

551,150

546,150

      TOTAL ASSETS

$         608,572

$         563,652

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 Current Liabilities:

    Accounts payable

$         268,255

$          281,241

    Accrued expenses

2,769,791

2,081,167

    Convertible promissory notes payable,  

       net of debt discount of $111,465 and $197,296

4,498,986

4,639,628

    Promissory notes payable

230,000

230,000

    Deferred revenue

 308,223

40,500

    Derivative liability

399,204

742,280

      Total current liabilities

8,474,459

8,014,816

STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Global Arena Holding, Inc.

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized;

      Series B preferred stock; 250,000 shares authorized

      49,202 and 90,000 issued and outstanding

49

60

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized;

      1,712,958,504 and 985,539,957 shares issued and outstanding

 1,712,959

985,540

Additional paid-in capital

19,128,836

18,524,842

Accumulated deficit

 (28,684,689)

 (26,961,606)

      Total Global Arena Holding, Inc. stockholders’ deficit

 (7,842,845)

 (7,451,164)

Noncontrolling interest

(23,042)

      Total stockholders deficit

(7,865,887)

(7,451,164)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

$        608,572

$        563,652

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

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Years Ended December 31,

2020

2019

Revenues:

Services

$        641,629

$        477,773

Operating expenses:

Salaries and benefits

748,571

571,840

Marketing and advertising

3,703

6,596

Software development

120,554

89,819

Professional fees

351,367

312,987

General and administrative

303,336

453,593

Printing

220,043

146,695

     Total operating expenses

1,747,574

1,581,530

Loss from operations

(1,105,945)

(1,103,757)

Other expenses:

Interest expense and financing costs

(983,256)

 (1,078,604)

Change in fair value of derivative liability

343,076

526,958

Impairment of investment

(284,270)

     Total other expenses

(640,180)

(835,916)

Income (loss) before provision for taxes

(1,746,125)

(1,939,673)

Provision for income taxes

Net loss

    (1,746,125)

    (1,939,673)

Net loss attributed to noncontrolling interest

(23,042)

Net loss attributed to Global Arena Holding, Inc.

$   (1,723,083)

$   (1,939,673)

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted

1,348,996,682

963,600,271

Earnings (loss) per share – basic and diluted

$            (0.00)

$            (0.00)

$            (0.00)

$            (0.00)

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

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT

Series B Preferred Stock

Common Stock

Additional Paid-in

Accumulated

Total Global Stockholders’

Non- controlling

Total Stockholders

Shares

Amount

Shares

Amount

Capital

Deficit

Deficit

 Interest

Deficit

Balance, December 31,

2018

60,000

$       60

934,568,736

$  934,569

$18,028,413

$(25,021,933)

$(6,058,891)

$            –

$(6,058,891)

Issuance of common stock for accrued interest

50,971,221

50,971

38,173

89,144

89,144

Allocated value of warrants and beneficial conversion feature related to issuance of convertible debt

458,256

458,256

458,256

Net income

(1,939,673)

(1,939,673)

(1,939,673)

Balance, December 31, 2019

60,000

       60

985,539,957

  985,540

18,524,842

(26,961,606)

(7,451,164)

            –

(7,451,164)

Issuance of common stock

for convertible debt and accrued interest

522,533,554

522,535

167,035

689,570

689,570

Issuance of common stock for Series B Preferred Stock

(10,798)

(11)

36,519,609

36,519

(36,508)

Issuance of common stock for services

168,365,384

168,365

121,856

290,221

290,221

Allocated value of warrants and beneficial conversion feature related to issuance of convertible debt

312,134

312,134

312,134

Value of extension of warrants and change in conversion price associated with debt extensions

39,477

39,477

39,477

Net loss

(1,723,083)

(1,723,083)

(23,042)

(1,746,125)

Balance, December 31, 2020

49,202

$       49

1,712,958,504

$1,712,959

$19,128,836

$(28,684,689)

$(7,842,845)

$(23,042)

$(7,865,887)

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

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

Years Ended December 31,

2020

2019

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net loss

$     (1,746,125)

$     (1,939,673)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to

   net cash used in operating activities:

Amortization of debt discount

397,965

576,568

Change in fair value of derivative liability

(343,076)

(526,958)

Impairment of investment

284,270

Convertible promissory notes payable issued for penalty interest

8,223

Common stock issued for services

290,221

Non-cash expense associated with debt extensions

39,477

Change in assets and liabilities:

Other assets

3,346

Deferred revenue

267,723

28,500

Accounts payable

(12,986)

(35,745)

Accrued expenses

779,221

667,897

Net cash used in operating activities

(327,580)

(933,572)

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Payment of deposit for acquisition

(5,000)

(5,000)

Payment for equity investment

(40,000)

Net cash used in investing activities

(5,000)

 (45,000)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from convertible promissory notes payable

445,000

1,027,500

Repayment of convertible promissory notes payable

(72,500)

(75,000)

Net cash provided by financing activities

372,500

952,500

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

39,920

(26,072)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING BALANCE

17,502

43,574

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, ENDING BALANCE

$          57,422

$          17,502

CASH PAID FOR:

Interest

$          10,100

$          12,250

Income taxes

$                    –

$                    –

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Allocated value of warrants and beneficial conversion features

related to debt

$        312,134

$     458,256

Debt converted to common stock

$          689,570

89,144

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

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GLOBAL ARENA HOLDING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION

Organization and Business

Global Arena Holding, Inc. (formerly, Global Arena Holding Subsidiary Corp.) (GAHI), was formed in February 2009, in the state of Delaware.  GAHI and its subsidiaries (the Company) was previously a financial services firm and currently is focusing on the following businesses through these subsidiaries:

 

On February 25, 2015, Global Election Services, Inc. (GES) formed on February 25, 2015, provides comprehensive technology-enabled paper absentee/mail ballot and internet election services to organizations such as craft and trade organizations, labor unions, political parties, co-operatives and housing organizations, associations and professional societies, universities, and political organizations. GES has developed proprietary election software for a data storage and retrieval registration system to determine voter eligibility and prevent duplicate votes with In-Person digital signature capture, as well as proprietary election software for scanning/tabulation utilizing advanced OMR/OCR/Barcode imaging software featuring de-skewing, de-speckling and image correction. This system provides three types of audit capabilities. The hardware includes high speed optical scanners that are hard lined to a computer with all Wi-Fi disabled so the entire tabulation process occurs offline, eliminating the opportunity for hacking.  GES is also working with multiple vendors and has made investments in companys who are developing Blockchain Technology for a data storage and retrieval registration system; tabulation of paper Absentee/Mail Ballots; and internet voting.

The Company has also signed a letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Election Services Solutions including all clients, contracts and employment contracts. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

On May 20, 2015 the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called GAHI Acquisition Corp. This entity was incorporated at the time to be the merger subsidiary for the acquisition of Blockchain Technologies Corp. (BTC) and other software system development.

On May 20, 2015 the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger with BTC. Under this agreement, BTC would have merged with GAHI Acquisition, and GAHI Acquisition, would have been the surviving corporation. As consideration for the merger, the Company was to reserve a number of shares equal to 1/3 the total issued and outstanding of the Company to be issued to BTC shareholders at closing. On October 20, 2015, the parties agreed to extend the closing date of the merger to December 15, 2015. This agreement expired on December 15, 2015.

Concurrently, on October 20, 2015, the Company paid $125,000 in cash to BTC and issued to Nikolaos Spanos 1,377,398 of its common shares and 1,993,911 warrants to purchase its common shares at the exercise price of $.10 per common share with an exercise period of three years. The warrants have expired. The common shares and warrants were issued for the purchase of 1,000,000 common shares of BTC. Said common shares of BTC represented ten percent (10%) of the outstanding equity in BTC on October 20, 2015. The securities issued by the Company were issued pursuant to an exemption from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. There has been no further activity in GAHI Acquisition Corp.

On March 28, 2017 the United States Patent Office issued patents to BTC covering Election Intellectual Property, US Patent #9,608,829, Issued March 28, 2017.  As an equity shareholder in BTC only, GAHC and GES have not used the BTC US Patent. Any use of the patent would require a new negotiation, and new contract with BTC.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 1 ORGANIZATION (continued)

The Company has determined that the initial investment of Blockchain Technologies Corp. will be written off.  The Companys Board of Directors cancelled all transactions previously proposed but never acted on concerning GAHI Acquisition. GAHI Acquisition will remain a subsidiary for the exclusive use of any future transactions involving Blockchain Technologies Corporation.

The Company, GAHI, and GES do not trade crypto currency, nor participate in Initial Coin Offerings.

On June 15, 2019, GES entered into a Term Sheet to create a joint venture with TrueVote, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement GES was to invest $50,000 into True Vote thru a 24 Month Debenture and issue a three year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company. The Company will receive 3 million common shares of TrueVote, representing 30% of TrueVote Inc.  On December 16, 2019 this Term Sheet was amended to provide for a December 17, 2019, payment by the Company for $ 40,000 to True Vote. As of the date of this filing the Company will pay an additional $ 10,000 and a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, and the Company will receive 3,000,000 common shares of TrueVote Inc representing Thirty percent (30%) as part of the joint venture between the companies. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

On November 19, 2019, the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called Tidewater Energy Group Inc. The Board of Directors appointed John S. Matthews and Jason Old as Board members. The Company was formed to explore opportunities in the oil, gas, mineral and energy business.  Tidewater Energy Group Inc. has 40,000,000 common shares authorized, par value $0.001. There are currently 10,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding of which the Company holds 5,100,000 common shares (51%).  The Company invested $50,000 into Tidewater Energy Group Inc. for general capital and administrative expenses in January 2020.

 

Going Concern

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which contemplates the continuation of the Company as a going concern. The Company has generated recurring losses from operations and cash flow deficits from its operations since inception and has had to continually borrow to continue operating. In addition, certain of the Companys debt is in default as of December 31, 2020. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. The continued operations of the Company are dependent upon its ability to raise additional capital, obtain additional financing and/or acquire or develop a business that generates sufficient positive cash flows from operations.  The Company continues to raise funds from the issuance of additional convertible promissory note. Management is hopeful that with their ability to raise additional funds that the Company should be able to continue as a going concern.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary in the event the Company cannot continue as a going concern.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and include the accounts of GAHI and its wholly-owned and majority owned subsidiaries, GES, GAHI Acquisition Corp and Tidewater Energy Group, Inc. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Noncontrolling Interest

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 810, Consolidation, which governs the accounting for and reporting of non-controlling interests (NCIs) in partially owned consolidated subsidiaries and the loss of control of subsidiaries. Certain provisions of this standard indicate, among other things, that NCIs be treated as a separate component of equity, not as a liability, that increases and decreases in the parents ownership interest that leave control intact be treated as equity transactions rather than as step acquisitions or dilution gains or losses, and that losses of a partially owned consolidated subsidiary be allocated to the NCI even when such allocation might result in a deficit balance.

 

The net income (loss) attributed to the NCI is separately designated in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.

Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

Earnings per share is calculated in accordance with the ASC 260-10, Earnings Per Share. Basic earnings-per-share is based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings-per-share is based on the assumption that all dilutive convertible notes, stock options and warrants were converted or exercised. Dilution is computed by applying the treasury stock method. Under this method, options and warrants are assumed to be exercised at the beginning of the period (or at the time of issuance, if later), and as if funds obtained thereby were used to purchase common stock at the average market price during the period.  The following potentially dilutive shares were excluded from the shares used to calculate diluted earnings per share as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

 

December 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Options

48,000,000

 

48,000,000

Warrants

534,758,706

 

466,276,590

Convertible notes

1,499,831,154

 

1,776,995,390

Total

2,082,589,860

 

2,291,271,980

 

 

 

 

Management 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 certain reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.  Significant estimates reflected in the consolidated financial statements include, but are not limited to, share-based compensation, and assumptions used in valuing derivative liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 2 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all demand and time deposits and all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.  

Convertible Debt

Convertible debt is accounted for under FASB ASC 470, Debt  Debt with Conversion and Other Options. The Company records a beneficial conversion feature (BCF) related to the issuance of convertible debt that has conversion features at fixed or adjustable rates that are in-the-money when issued and records the relative fair value of any warrants issued with those instruments. The BCF for the convertible instruments is recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds to the warrants and as a reduction to the carrying amount of the convertible instrument equal to the intrinsic value of the conversion features, both of which are credited to additional paid-in capital.  The Company calculates the fair value of warrants issued with the convertible instruments using the Black-Scholes valuation method, using the same assumptions used for valuing stock options, except that the contractual life of the warrant is used.  

 

Under these guidelines, the Company allocates the value of the proceeds received from a convertible debt transaction between the conversion feature and any other detachable instruments (such as warrants) on a relative fair value basis.  The allocated fair value of the BCF and warrants are recorded as a debt discount and is accreted over the expected term of the convertible debt as interest expense.  

 

The Company accounts for modifications of its embedded conversion features in accordance with the ASC which requires the modification of a convertible debt instrument that changes the fair value of an embedded conversion feature and the subsequent recognition of interest expense or the associated debt instrument when the modification does not result in a debt extinguishment.

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company evaluates its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives pursuant to ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging. 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 uses the Black-Scholes-Merton model to value the derivative instruments. 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.  

Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with FASB ASC 606, Revenue From Contracts with Customers. The Company earns revenues through various services it provides to its clients. GESs income is recognized at the presentation date of the certification of the election results. The payments received in advance are recorded as deferred revenue on the balance sheet. Should an election not proceed, all non-refundable deferred revenue will be recognized as revenue.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Share-Based Compensation

The Company records stock-based compensation in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, Compensation Stock Compensation. FASB ASC Topic 718 requires companies to measure compensation cost for stock-based employee compensation at fair value at the grant date and recognize the expense over the requisite service period. The Company recognizes in the statement of operations the grant-date fair value of stock options and other equity-based compensation issued to employees and non-employees.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement defines fair value as the price that would be received upon sale of an asset or paid upon transfer of a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date in the principal or most advantageous market for that asset or liability.  The fair value should be calculated based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability, not on assumptions specific to the entity.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company applies the provisions of ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. ASC 820-10 defines fair value and establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosures of fair value measurement that enhances disclosure requirements for fair value measures. The three levels of valuation hierarchy are defined as follows:

·

Level 1 inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

·

Level 2 inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.

·

Level 3 inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement.

 Cash, accounts payable and accrued expenses and deferred revenue The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheets for these items are a reasonable estimate of fair value due to their short term nature.

Promissory notes payable and convertible promissory notes payable Promissory notes payable and convertible promissory notes payable are recorded at amortized cost.  The carrying amount approximates their fair value.

The Company uses Level 2 inputs for its valuation methodology for the beneficial conversion feature and warrant derivative liabilities as their fair values were determined by using the Black-Scholes-Merton pricing model based on various assumptions. The Companys derivative liabilities are adjusted to reflect fair value at each period end, with any increase or decrease in the fair value being recorded in results of operations as adjustments to fair value of derivatives.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

The following table presents the Companys assets and liabilities required to be reflected within the fair value hierarchy as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

 

Fair Value

 

Fair Value Measurements at

 

 

As of

 

December 31, 2020

Description

 

December 31, 2020

 

Using Fair Value Hierarchy

 

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Beneficial conversion feature

$

399,204

$

$

399,204

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$

399,204

$

$

399,204

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Fair Value Measurements at

 

 

As of

 

December 31, 2019

Description

 

December 31, 2019

 

Using Fair Value Hierarchy

 

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

Beneficial conversion feature

$

742,280

$

$

742,280

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$

742,280

$

$

742,280

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes. ASC 740 requires a company to use the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes, 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 not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.

 

Under ASC 740, a tax position is recognized as a benefit only if it is more likely than not that the tax position would be sustained in a tax examination, with a tax examination being presumed to occur. The amount recognized is the largest amount of tax benefit that is greater than 50% likely of being realized on examination. For tax positions not meeting the more likely than not test, no tax benefit is recorded. The adoption had no effect on the Companys consolidated financial statements.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) ASU 2018-07, Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies the accounting for share-based payments granted to nonemployees for goods and services and aligns most of the guidance on such payments

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

to nonemployees with the requirements for share-based payments granted to employees. ASU 2018-07 is effective on January 1, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements.

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfer of Assets Other than Inventory, which requires the recognition of the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset, other than inventory, when the transfer occurs. ASU 2016-16 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and requires expanded disclosures about leasing arrangements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements as the Company did not have any lease arrangements that were subject to this new pronouncement.

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, DebtDebt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and HedgingContracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40)Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity.  ASU 2020-06 reduces the number of accounting models for convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock. For convertible instruments with conversion features that are not required to be accounted for as derivatives under Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or that do not result in substantial premiums accounted for as paid-in capital, the embedded conversion features no longer are separated from the host contract.  ASU 2020-06 also removes certain conditions that should be considered in the derivatives scope exception evaluation under Subtopic 815-40, Derivatives and HedgingContracts in Entitys Own Equity, and clarify the scope and certain requirements under Subtopic 815-40.  In addition, ASU 2020-06 improves the guidance related to the disclosures and earnings-per-share (EPS) for convertible instruments and contract in entitys own equity.  ASU 2020-06 is effective for public business entities that meet the definition of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filer, excluding entities eligible to be smaller reporting companies as defined by the SEC, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Board specified that an entity should adopt the guidance as of the beginning of its annual fiscal year.  The Company is currently evaluation the impact this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards could have a material effect on the accompanying financial statements. As new accounting pronouncements are issued, we will adopt those that are applicable under the circumstances.

NOTE 3 – INVESTMENT

On October 20, 2015, the Company paid $125,000 in cash and issued to Nikolaos Spanos, 1,377,398 of its common stock (valued at $68,870) and 1,993,911 warrants to purchase its common shares at the exercise price of $0.10 per common share exercisable for three years (valued at $90,400). The common shares and warrants are being issued for the purchase of 1,000,000 common shares of Blockchain Technologies Corporation (BTC).  Said common shares represent ten percent (10%) of the outstanding equity in BTC. This investment is accounted for under the cost method.  During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company determined that this investment was impaired and took an impairment charge of $284,270.

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 4 – ACQUISITION DEPOSITS

On May 10, 2019, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Election Services Solutions, LLC (the APA). Under the APA, the Company will purchase 100% of the assets of Election Services Solutions, LLC. The Company will pay $550,000, of which $506,150 has already been paid, and issue 20,000,000 common shares to purchase these assets under this APA. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

On June 15, 2019 GES entered into a Term Sheet to create a joint venture with TrueVote, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement GES will invest $50,000 into a 24 Month Debenture and issue a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of Global Arena Holding Inc., (GAHC). GAHC will receive 3 million common shares of TrueVote, representing 30% of TrueVote Inc.

 

TrueVote, Inc. is building a comprehensive end-to-end, de-centralized, completely digital voting system. This will be based on traditional, proven database methodologies, and layered with a “checksum” that’s posted on the Blockchain, proving all data is immutable and unalterable. This design will ensure that every vote is transparently counted and verifiable.

Upon the closing of the agreement, GES will have invested $50,000 into a 24 Month Debenture and will have issued a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, and the Company will receive 3,000,000 common shares of TrueVote Inc. as part of the joint venture between the companies. The Company on December 17, 2019 paid $ 40,000 to True Vote. The Company will pay an additional $10,000 and a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, in the fourth quarter of 2020. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

On November 19, 2019, the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called Tidewater Energy Group Inc. The Board of Directors appointed John S. Matthews and Jason Old as Board members. The Company was formed to explore opportunities in the oil, gas, mineral and energy business.  Tidewater Energy Group Inc. has 40,000,000 common shares authorized; par value $0.001. There are currently 10,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding of which the Company holds 5,100,000 common shares (51%).  The Company invested $50,000 into Tidewater Energy Group Inc. for general capital and administrative expenses in January 2020.

NOTE 5 ACCRUED EXPENSES

Accrued expenses at December 31, 2020 and 2019 consisted of the following:

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2019

Accrued interest

$

2,117,134

$

1,672,391

Accrued compensation

615,919

374,987

Other accrued expenses

36,738

33,789

$

2,769,791

$

2,081,167

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 6 – PROMISSORY NOTES PAYABLE

In March 2014, the Company issued two promissory notes for a total of $230,000. The interest rate is the short-term applicable federal rate as determined by the Internal Revenue Service for the calendar month plus 10%. These two promissory notes are due on December 31, 2021, as amended.  The outstanding balance was $230,000 and $230,000 as of and December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

NOTE 7 – CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES PAYABLE

Convertible promissory notes payable at December 31, 2020 and 2019 consist of the following:

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Convertible promissory notes with interest rates ranging from 10% to 12% per annum, convertible into common shares at a fixed price ranging from $0.001 to $0.03 per share. Maturity dates through December 31, 2021, as amended. ($67,500 in default)

$

3,222,400

$

3,157,000

Convertible promissory notes with interest rates ranging from 10% to 12% per annum, convertible into common shares at prices equal to 60% discount from the lowest trade price in the 20-25 trading days prior to conversion (as of December 31, 2020 the conversion price would be $0.001 per share).  Maturity dates through December 31, 2021, as amended.

 

408,551

 

697,924

Convertible promissory notes with interest at 12% per annum, convertible into common shares of GES. The maturity dates through December 31, 2021, as amended. ($177,500 in default)

 

979,500

 

982,000

Total convertible promissory notes payable

 

4,610,451

 

4,836,924

Unamortized debt discount

 

(111,465)

 

(197,296)

Convertible promissory notes payable, net discount

 

4,498,986

 

4,639,628

Less current portion

 

(4,498,986)

 

(4,639,628)

Long-term portion

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 7 – CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

A rollforward of the convertible promissory notes payable from December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2020 is below:

Convertible promissory notes payable, December 31, 2018

$

3,639,165

Issued for cash

1,027,500

Issued for penalty interest

8,223

Issued for original issue discount

18,000

Repayment for cash

(75,000)

Conversion to common stock

(78,572)

Debt discount related to new convertible promissory notes

(458,256)

Amortization of debt discounts

558,568

Convertible promissory notes payable, December 31, 2019

$

4,639,628

Issued for cash

445,000

Repayment for cash

(72,500)

Conversion to common stock

(598,973)

Debt discount related to new convertible promissory notes

(312,134)

Amortization of debt discounts

397,965

Convertible promissory notes payable, December 31, 2020

$

4,498,986

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company took a charge to earnings of $39,477 for debt modifications related to the reduction of the conversion price of certain convertible notes and the extension of the expiration date of certain warrants issued with convertible notes.  

NOTE 8 – DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Certain of the Companys convertible promissory notes payable are convertible into shares of the Companys common stock at a percentage of the market price on the date of conversion.  The Company has determined that the variable conversion rate is an embedded derivative instrument. The Company uses the Black-Scholes valuation method to value the derivative instruments at inception and on subsequent valuation dates. Weighted average assumptions used to estimate fair values are as follows:

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Risk-free interest rate

 

0.10%

 

1.59%

Expected life of the options (Years)

 

0.01

 

0.01

Expected volatility

 

189%

 

152%

Expected dividend yield

 

0%

 

0%

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

$

399,204

$

742,280

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 8 – DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS (continued)

A rollforward of the derivative liability from December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2020 is below:

Derivative liabilities, December 31, 2018

$

1,269,238

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

(526,958)

Derivative liabilities, December 31, 2019

742,280

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

(343,076)

Derivative liabilities, December 31, 2020

$

399,204

NOTE 9- STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT

Series B Preferred Stock

Pursuant to the Companys Certificate of Incorporation, the Company has authorized 2,000,000 shares of $0.001 par value Preferred Stock.  The Company has designated 250,000 of the 2,000,000 shares as Series B Preferred Stock. The Series B Preferred stockholders are entitled to a cumulative stock dividend, up to a maximum of 10% additional common stock upon the conversion after one year.  The Series B Preferred Stock may be converted into common shares, at any time, at the option of the holder.  The conversion price shall be the greater of $0.01 or 90% of the lowest closing price during the five most recent trading days prior to conversion.  The number of common shares to be issued shall be the number of Series B Preferred shares times $10 per shares divided by the conversion price.  

 

During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company sold 90,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock for cash proceeds of $900,000.  During the year ended December 31, 2018, 30,000 of these preferred shares were converted into 30,743,885 shares of common stock.  During the year ended December 31, 2020, 10,798 of these preferred shares were converted into 36,519,609 shares of common stock.

 Common Stock

On April 28, 2016 the stockholders approved an amendment to the Companys articles of incorporation to increase the number of authorized common shares from 100,000,000 to 1,000,000,000. In addition, the stockholders also approved an amendment to the Companys Stock Awards Plan, originally filed June 27, 2011, which will increase the number of shares authorized to be issued under the Plan from 3,000,000 shares to 7,460,000 shares.

On October 11, 2019 the Companys shareholders approved an increase of the Companys authorized shares by 1 Billion Common Shares

During the year ended December 31, 2020 the Company issued:

·

522,533,554 shares of common stock for the conversion of $598,973 of convertible notes and $90,597 of accrued interest;

·

36,519,609 shares of common stock for the conversion of 10,798 shares of series B preferred stock; and

·

168,365,384 shares of common stock for services rendered valued at $290,221.  The shares were valued based on the market price at the date of grant.

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 9- STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT (continued)

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued 50,971,221 shares of common stock for convertible notes of $78,572 and accrued interest of $10,572.

Option Activity

A summary of the option activity is presented below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Remaining

 

Aggregate

 

 

Number of

 

Exercise

 

Contractual

 

Intrinsic

 

 

Options

 

Price ($)

 

Life (in years)

 

Value ($)

Outstanding, December 31, 2018

 

48,000,000

 

0.03

 

3.80

 

Granted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited/Canceled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding, December 31, 2019

 

48,000,000

 

0.03

 

2.80

 

Granted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited/Canceled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding, December 31, 2020

 

48,000,000

 

0.03

 

1.79

 

Exercisable, December 31, 2020

 

48,000,000

 

0.03

 

1.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exercise price for options outstanding at December 31, 2020:

Outstanding and Exercisable

Number of

Exercise

Options

Price

45,000,000

$

0.02

3,000,000

0.07

48,000,000

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 9- STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT (continued)

Warrant Activity

A summary of warrant activity is presented below: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Remaining

 

Aggregate

 

 

Number of

 

Exercise

 

Contractual

 

Intrinsic

 

 

Warrants

 

Price ($)

 

Life (in years)

 

Value ($)

Outstanding, December 31, 2018

 

466,276,590

 

0.013

 

1.95

 

14,560

Granted

 

189,623,000

 

0.003

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited/Canceled

 

(59,366,665)

 

0.020

 

 

 

 

Outstanding, December 31, 2019

 

596,532,925

 

0.009

 

1.47

 

79,800

Granted

 

167,675,780

 

0.002

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited/Canceled

 

(229,449,999)

 

0.005

 

 

 

 

Outstanding, December 31, 2020

 

534,758,706

 

0.009

 

1.80

 

32,015

Exercisable, December 31, 2020

 

534,758,706

 

0.009

 

1.80

 

32,015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exercise price for warrants outstanding at December 31, 2020:

Outstanding and Exercisable

Number of

Exercise

Warrants

Price

18,500,000

$

             0.00100

15,000,000

             0.00176

11,111,111

             0.00180

76,923,000

             0.00190

154,423,000

             0.00200

10,833,333

             0.00300

25,000,000

             0.00400

118,700,000

             0.00500

21,308,336

             0.00600

11,333,333

             0.00750

10,900,000

             0.01000

6,875,000

             0.01200

52,694,593

             0.05000

1,157,000

             0.25000

534,758,706

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 9- STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT (continued)

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company issued a total of 167,675,780 warrants in connection with a new convertible promissory note payable. The fair values of the warrants were determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:

·

Expected life of 2.00-3.00 years

·

Volatility of 135% – 190%;

·

Dividend yield of 0%;

·

Risk free interest rate of 0.15% – 1.59%

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued a total of 189,623,000 warrants in connection with a new convertible promissory note payable. The fair values of the warrants were determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:

·

Expected life of 3.00-3.25 years

·

Volatility of 296% – 308%;

·

Dividend yield of 0%;

·

Risk free interest rate of 1.51% – 2.51%

NOTE 10 INCOME TAXES

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had approximately $21,667,000 of federal net operating loss carryforwards available to offset future taxable income.  These net operating losses which, if not utilized, begin expiring in 2029. In accordance with Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, deductibility of the Companys net operating loss carryforwards may be subject to an annual limitation in the event of a change of control.

Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of net operating loss carryforwards and temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes.  In assessing the realization of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.  The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which temporary differences representing net future deductible amounts become deductible.  

FASB ASC 740 requires that a valuation allowance be established when it is more likely than not that all, or a portion of, deferred tax assets will not be realized.  A review of all available positive and negative evidence needs to be considered, including a companys performance, the market environment in which the company operates, the length of carryback and carryforward periods, and expectations of future profits, etc.  The Company believes that significant uncertainty exists with respect to the future realization of the deferred tax assets and has therefore established a full valuation allowance as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.  The change in the deferred tax valuation allowance increased by approximately $437,000 and $349,000 during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The increase in 2020 and 2019 was a result of additional net operating losses.

The components of deferred tax assets at December 31, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:

 

 

2020

 

2019

Deferred income tax asset

 

 

 

 

 Net operating loss carryforwards

$

6,070,000

$

5,633,000

  Less: valuation allowance

 

(6,070,000)

 

(5,633,000)

Net deferred tax asset

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 10 INCOME TAXES (continued)

The Company evaluated the provisions of FASB ASC 740 related to the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprises financial statements.  FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.  For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities.  Differences between tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return and the benefit recognized and measured pursuant to the interpretation are referred to as unrecognized benefits.  A liability is recognized (or amount of net operating loss carryforward or amount of tax refundable is reduced) for an unrecognized tax benefit because it represents an enterprises potential future obligation to the taxing authority for a tax position that was not recognized as a result of applying the provisions of FASB ASC 740. Interest costs related to unrecognized tax benefits are required to be calculated (if applicable) and would be classified as interest expense, net in the statement of operations.  Penalties would be recognized as a component of general and administrative expenses.  No interest or penalties were recorded during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.  As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, no liability for unrecognized tax benefits was required to be reported.

The Company files income tax returns in the United States and in New York State and City.  The Company is no longer subject to Federal, state and local income tax examinations by the tax authorities for tax years prior to 2017.

The reconciliation between the statutory federal income tax rate and the Companys effective rate for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Federal statutory rates

 

21.0%

 

21.0%

State income taxes, net of federal benefit

 

6.0%

 

6.0%

Non-deductible expenses

 

(1.9%)

 

(6.4%)

Valuation allowance against net deferred tax assets

 

(25.1)%

 

(20.6)%

Effective rate

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE 11 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

The Company may be involved in legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business. Such matters are subject to many uncertainties, and outcomes are not predictable with assurance.

On December 26, 2017, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with a prior attorney with regards to outstanding legal fees owed. Pursuant to this settlement agreement, the Company paid $25,000 on January 5, 2018, and $25,000 on February 5, 2018, and was required to pay an additional $200,000 during 2018. The $200,000 settlement is in default, and is carried in the accounts payable, however the Company is in the process of settling the outstanding balance. The Company made payments of $10,000 on the owed legal fees in 2020.

On October 16, 2020, the Companys subsidiary, Tidewater Energy Group Corp. was named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in District Court in and For Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma, CJ-2020-3172. On January 13, 2021 the plaintiffs added the Company to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs are seeking damages, disgorgement and specific performance relief relating to a Purchase and Sale Agreement to purchase all of the membership interests in Foster Energy. The Company has obtained counsel to dispute the charges.  On March 18, 2021, the Company filed a motion

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 11 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (continued)

to dismiss and brief in support.  The Company asserted that the plaintiffs claims are entirely without merit as the Company was not a party to the Purchase and Sale Agreement or the related non-disclosure agreement. Tidewater concurrently filed a motion to dismiss based on legal remedies available to Tidewater.

NOTE 12 AGREEMENTS

On May 10, 2019, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Election Services Solutions, LLC (the APA). Under the APA, the Company will purchase 100% of the assets of Election Services Solutions, LLC. The Company will pay $550,000, of which $511,150 has already been paid, and issue 20,000,000 common shares to purchase these assets under this APA. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

On May 13, 2019, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement with Voting Portals, LLC (VP), a Florida limited liability company. Pursuant to this agreement, the joint venture will be making use of the VP online e-voting web portal solutions and proprietary e-voting software programs to service and fulfill GESs clients online elections and other e-voting events pursuant to the terms of the agreement, as well as any other ventures and relationships agreed to pursuant to the goals of the agreement. The Agreement was amended and as part of this agreement, the Company will be issuing 10,000,000 common shares to VP for services rendered, upon approval of the corporate actions at the 2019 annual meeting. VP will own 100% of the rights to the software, while GES will be responsible for all administrative and other election procedures. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

On May 13, 2019, the Company amended the master services agreement with HCAS Technologies (the MSA), Under the MSA, the Company will be acquiring information technology services and management from HCAS Technologies, as well as retaining Mr. Magdiel Rodriguez to act as Chief Information Officer. Pursuant to this Amended MSA, the Company will issue a total of 30,000,000 warrants to purchase the Companys common shares at a price of $0.005 as consideration for the services of HCAS and Mr. Magdiel. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

Working Relationship with Blockchain Valley Ventures

On June 19, 2019, GES Inc. signed an engagement letter with Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV) of Zug Switzerland. Under the terms of the agreement, GES will pay BVV 50,000 Swiss Francs (CHF) and BVV will serve as an advisor in connection with a Voter Registration, Voter Authentication, and Voter Eligibility using a Blockchain Platform primarily covering the following matters:

·

Development and facilitation of an extended workshop with relevant and best in class third party blockchain technology companies such as Phoenix Systems AG, Securosys AG and others as well as any subject matter expert to be invited by Global Election Services Inc.

·

Development of a high-level technology solution architecture and its requirements for the blockchain based voting registration platform with inputs from third party blockchain technology.

·

Documentation of the results of a) and b) in order to provide the basis of the technical development of the platform.

·

Development of an implementation recommendation with respect to Voting on the Blockchain Platform.

·

Legal facilitation with respect to outside tax and legal advisors in connection with compliance with local and international regulation.

·

Project Management during the engagement.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 12 AGREEMENTS (continued)

This will be delivered as a Working Paper discussing a high-level envisaged Blockchain platform, including a foundational flowchart, and implementation recommendation; BVV is a Crypto Valley, Switzerland based venture capital firm who consists of highly successful entrepreneurs, finance experts, blockchain technology experts and ICO experienced analysts and consultants. The documents created will be used by GES, to create a Minimal Viable Product. This Product, along with GES licensing rights on GES existing Registration and Tabulation Software will be owned by GES. On June 27, 2019 BVV and GES signed and amended agreement calling for a $25,000 CHF Payment for the development and facilitation of an extended workshop with relevant and best in class third party blockchain technology companies, and a $ 25,000 CHF payment upon completion of the engagement. GES made payments of $25,000 CHF payment, and received the working paper.

GES Investment in TrueVote Inc.

GES is developing with TrueVote, Inc. a comprensive end-to-end, decentralized, completely digital voting system. GAHC, GES parent owns 30% of True Vote.

The TrueVote Voting System will be based on traditional, proven database methodologies and layered with a checksum that is posted on the blockchain, proving all data is immutable and unalterable.

True Vote is directed by Brett Morrison recently the Director of Enterprise Information Systems at SpaceX. Brett was as an e-commerce pioneer, getting brands online and creating a new channel for sales at the beginning of the e-commerce boom. Brett co-founded Onestop Internet in 2003 out of his garage and built the original e-commerce and warehouse management software that started the company. Throughout his time as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Onestop, he oversaw and managed its growth and architected and helped build the new Onestop 2.0 platform. Prior to Onestop, Brett co-founded one of the first photo sharing companies on the Internet, ememories.com, which was sold to PhotoWorks, one of the largest photo processing companies in the U.S. True Vote is also directed by Ped Hasid who graduated UCLA with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2007. Ped later went on to cofound Block26, a venture vehicle for the DLT space established in 2014, leading the technology and investment strategy for the firm. Block26 to date has financed and incubated innovative projects that aim to enhance consumer adoption of DLT technology.  

On June 15, 2019 GES entered into a Term Sheet to create a joint venture with TrueVote, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement GES will invest $50,000 into a 24 Month Debenture and issue a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of Global Arena Holding Inc., (GAHC). GAHC will receive 3 million common shares of TrueVote, representing 30% of TrueVote Inc. TrueVote, Inc. is building a comprehensive end-to-end, de-centralized, completely digital voting system. This will be based on traditional, proven database methodologies, and layered with a “checksum” that’s posted on the Blockchain, proving all data is immutable and unalterable. This design will ensure that every vote is transparently counted and verifiable.Upon the closing of the agreement, GES will have invested $50,000 into a 24 Month Debenture and will have issued a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, and the Company will receive 3,000,000 common shares of TrueVote Inc. as part of the joint venture between the companies. The Company on December 17, 2019 paid $ 40,000 to True Vote. The Company will pay an additional $10,000 and a 3 year warrant exercisable at $0.01 for 4,500,000 common shares of the Company, in the 1st quarter of 2021. The closing of this transaction will occur upon the approval of certain corporate actions at the 2021 annual meeting.

2) Tidewater Energy Group Inc.

On November 19, 2019, the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called Tidewater Energy Group Inc. The Board of Directors appointed John S. Matthews and Jason Old as Board members.

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GLOBAL ARENA HOLDING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND 2019

NOTE 12 AGREEMENTS (continued)

The Company was formed to explore opportunities in the oil, gas, mineral and energy business.  Tidewater Energy Group Inc. has 40,000,000 common shares authorized; par value $0.001. There are currently 10,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding of which the Company holds 5,100,000 common shares (51%).  The Company invested $50,000 into Tidewater Energy Group Inc. for general capital and administrative expenses in January 2020.

3) GAHI Acquisition Corp.

On June 7, 2019, the Companys second subsidiary, GAHI Acquisition Corp. (GAHI) was authorized by the Companys Board of Directors to infuse an initial deposit of $50,000 into the subsidiary for general capital and administrative expenses. GAHI Acquisition will be repurposed in order to explore potential new business ventures in an effort to increase shareholder value. The Company will cause GAHI Acquisition to explore opportunities in the energy and minerals business, which may provide investment opportunities, including the possibility of providing blockchain technology software to energy and mineral companies. The Company added Mr. Jason N. Old to the GAHI Acquisition Board as a Director. On November 28, 2019 the Companys Board of Directors authorized the termination of the transaction previously authorized to infuse an initial deposit of $50,000 into GAHI Acquisition for general capital and administrative expenses and have GAHI Acquisition repurposed in order to explore opportunities in the energy and minerals business, which may provide investment opportunities, including the possibility of providing blockchain technology software to energy and mineral companies. GAHI Acquisition will remain a 100% subsidiary of the Company and will focus on Blockchain related companies for investments and acquisition.

NOTE 13 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On March 15, 2021 the Company entered into a note settlement agreement with a noteholder, whereby the Company agreed to pay $25,000 in cash plus issue 75,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock for the extinguishment of $622,767 of convertible notes and $199,189 of accrued interest.

Subsequent to December 31, 2020, the Company issued convertible notes in the aggregate amount of $248,250.  In addition, the Company issued to a consultant 10,000,000 warrants to purchase shares of the Companys common stock with an exercise price of $0.02.

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

None

ITEM 9A.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Controls and Procedures

During the year ended December 31, 2019, there were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as of December 31, 2019. Based on this evaluation, our chief executive officer and principal financial officers have concluded such controls and procedures were not effective as of December 31, 2019 to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commissions rules and forms and to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Act is accumulated and communicated to the issuers management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

A material weakness is 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 the companys annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. In the course of making our assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, we identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as follows. 

·

The relatively small number of employees who are responsible for accounting functions prevents us from segregating duties within our internal control system.

·

Our internal financial staff lack expertise in identifying and addressing complex accounting issued under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Upon receiving adequate financing, the Company plans to increase its controls in these areas by hiring more employees in financial reporting and establishing an audit committee.

A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met.  The design of any system of controls is also based in part on certain assumptions regarding the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.  Given these and other inherent limitations of control systems, there is only reasonable assurance that our controls will succeed in achieving their stated goals under all potential future conditions.

Important Considerations

The effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting is subject to various inherent limitations, including cost limitations, judgments used in decision making, assumptions about the likelihood of future events, the soundness of our systems, the possibility of human error, and the risk of fraud. Moreover, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions and the risk that the degree of compliance with policies or procedures may deteriorate over time. Because of these limitations, there can be no assurance that any system of

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disclosure controls and procedures or internal control over financial reporting will be successful in preventing all errors or fraud or in making all material information known in a timely manner to the appropriate levels of management.

ITEM 9B.  OTHER INFORMATION

None

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PART III

ITEM 10.  DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

The following persons listed below have been retained to provide services as director until the qualification and election of his successor. All holders of common stock will have the right to vote for directors.

The board of directors has primary responsibility for adopting and reviewing implementation of the business plan of the Company, supervising the development business plan, review of the officers’ performance of specific business functions.  The board is responsible for monitoring management, and from time to time, to revise the strategic and operational plans of the Company.  A director shall be elected by the shareholders to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders, or until his or her death, or resignation and his or her successor is elected.  

The Executive Officers and Directors are:

Name

Position

Term(s) of Office

John Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

March 20, 2014 to present

Director

October 27, 2010 to present

Chief Financial Officer

April 10, 2016 to present

Facundo Bacardi

Director

November 7, 2011 to present

Martin Doane

Director

November 7, 2011 to present

Resumes

John Matthews, age 59, has served as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and director of Global Arena Holding Inc.  Mr. Matthews has served as the Chairman of Global Election Services since 2015 and a Director of GAHI Acquisition Corp. since 2015 and as a Director in Tidewater Energy Group since 2019.  In these positions, he has directed the investment into Blockchain Technologies Corp and has initiated the upgraded elections software and hardware applications covering registration, election tabulation, and reporting.  Mr. Matthews has been involved in United States politics since the 1980s, having worked on and for numerous State, Congressional and Presidential elections.  Mr. Matthews worked on Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihans campaign for the US Senate in 1988 and concurrently served as Senator Moynihans Director of the Senators New York Office acting as the Senators senior Ombudsman and was responsible for all constituent services and legislative initiatives.  Mr. Matthews served as an officer in various United States broker dealers from 1992 to 2014.  He received a BA from Long Island University in 1987.

Facundo Bacardi, age 74, is a current shareholder and member of the family that owns and controls Bacardi Ltd., a worldwide liquor manufacturer and distributor.  From 1979 to 1991, he was in charge of Bacardis manufacturing and distribution division for Nassau, Brazil, Trinidad and Central America.  Currently, Mr. Bacardi serves as a director of Suramericana de Inversiones, S.A., an investment company located in Panama, and has served in that capacity since 1990.

Martin J. Doane, age 52, is a director of Global Arena Holdings Corp. since November 7, 2011.  He has been a founding partner and CEO of Ubequity Capital since 2006.  He served as vice president and secretary of Northern Empire Energy Corporation from March 20, 2012 to September 4, 2013.  He was the chief executive officer of Adenyo Inc. from 2004 through 2009.  He has served as the chief executive officer of MeeMee Media Inc. since April 2013.  He was the vice president and secretary of EnDev Holdings Inc. from July 2010 to April 2013.  

Mr. Doane is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Committees of the Board of Directors

We do not have standing audit, nominating or compensation committees, or committees performing similar functions. Our board of directors believes that it is not necessary to have standing audit, nominating or compensation committees at this time because the functions of such committees are adequately performed by our board of directors.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, an officer, director, or greater-than-10% shareholder of the Company must file a Form 4 reporting the acquisition or disposition of Company’s equity securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than the end of the second business day after the day the transaction occurred unless certain exceptions apply.  Transactions not reported on Form 4 must be reported on Form 5 within 45 days after the end of the Company’s fiscal year.  Such persons must also file initial reports of ownership on Form 3 upon becoming an officer, director, or greater-than-10% shareholder.  To our knowledge, based solely on a review of the copies of these reports furnished to it, the officers, directors, and greater than 10% beneficial owners complied with all applicable Section 16(a) filing requirements during 2020.

Code of Ethics Policy

During July 2008, we 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.

Corporate Governance

There have been no changes in any state law or other procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to our board of directors.  In addition to having no nominating committee for this purpose, we currently have no specific audit committee and no audit committee financial expert.  Based on the fact that our current business affairs are simple, any such committees are excessive and beyond the scope of our business and needs.

Indemnification

The Company shall indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by, and in the manner permissible under the laws of the State of Delaware, any person made, or threatened to be made, a party to an action or proceeding, whether criminal, civil, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director or officer of the Company, or served any other enterprise as director, officer or employee at the request of the Company.  

The board of directors, in its discretion, shall have the power on behalf of the Company to indemnify any person, other than a director or officer, made a party to any action, suit or proceeding by reason of the fact that he/she is or was an employee of the Company.  

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Company, the Company has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Company of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or

controlling person of the Company in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceedings) is asserted by such director, officer, or controlling person in connection with any securities being registered, the Company will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issues.

INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS OR PERSONS CONTROLLING THE COMPANY FOR LIABILITIES ARISING UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, IS HELD TO BE AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION AND IS THEREFORE UNENFORCEABLE.

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ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

The following table set forth certain information as to the compensation paid to our executive officers.

Summary Compensation Table

Name and Principal Position

Cash

Year

Salary

($)

Stock Awards

($)

Option Awards

($)

All Other Compensation

($)

Total

($)

John Matthews

2020

177,235 (1)

177,235

CEO

2019

242,754 (2)

242,754

(1)

Mr. Matthews received $30,500 as his salary from the Company and $146,735 from GES.

(2)

Mr. Matthews received $61,754 as his salary from the Company and $181,000 from GES.

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End

There were no equity awards outstanding at December 31, 2019.  On April 13, 2020, the Board of Directors amended the employment contract of John Matthews dated December 8, 2017.  Pursuant to the amended terms, the stock options granted under Section 3.3 of the employment contract were cancelled and granted Mr. Matthews a stock award of 55,000,000 common shares at $.0018 per common share (110% of the market price on the date of grant).   

The shares were issued on October 21, 2020.

Director Compensation

The following table set forth certain information as to the compensation paid to our Directors.

Summary Compensation Table

Name and Principal Position

Cash Year

Salary

($)

Stock Awards

($)

Option Awards

($)

All Other Compensation

($)

Total

($)

John S. Matthews

2020

177,235 (1)

177,235

Chairman

2019

242,754 (2)

242,754

Facundo Bacardi

2020

Director

2019

Martin Doane

2020

Director

2019

1) Mr. Matthews received $30,500 as his salary from the Company and $146,735 from GES.

2) Mr. Matthews received $61,754 as his salary from the Company and $181,000 from GES.

On April 13, 2020, the Board of Directors cancelled the stock options authorized but never formally granted to Martin Doane and Facundi Bacardi as directors compensation for years ended December 31, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and granted Messrs Doane and Facundi Bacardi stock awards of 36,682,692 common shares each at $.0018 per common share (110% of the market price on the date of grant. The shares were issued on October 21, 2020.

 

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ITEM 12.  SECURITIES OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDERS MATTERS

The following table sets forth, as of March 31, 2021, the number and percentage of our outstanding shares of common stock owned by (i) each person known to us to beneficially own more than 5% of its outstanding common stock, (ii) each director, (iii) each named executive officer and significant employee, and (iv) all officers and directors as a group.

Name and Address

Amount

Percentage

John Matthews

57,842,028

3.11%.

208 East 51 Street, Suite 112

New York, NY 10022

Facundo Bacardi

36,682,692(1)

1.97%

208 East 51 Street, Suite 112

New York, NY 10022

Martin Doane

36,682,692(1)

1.97%

208 East 51 Street, Suite 112

New York, NY 10022

All Officers and Directors as a Group (3 persons)

 131,207,412

7.06%.

On April 13, 2020, the Board of Directors granted the following stock awards to the directors at $.0018 per common share (110% of the market price on the date of grant. The shares were issued on October 21, 2020.

 

John Matthews – 55,000,000 common shares

Martin Doane – 36,682,692 common shares

Facundi Bacardi – 36,682,692 common shares

Based upon 1,857,705,171 outstanding common shares as of March 31, 2021.

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.

Not applicable.

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES.

Audit Fees

The aggregate fees billed for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 for professional services rendered by Raul Carrega for the audit of the Companys annual financial statements and review of the financial statements included in the Companys Form 10-Q or services that are normally provided by the accountant in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements for the periods ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were $86,000 and $70,000, respectively.

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Audit related fees

The aggregate fees billed for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 for assurance and related services by Raul Carrega that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of the Companys financial statements for those fiscal years were included in the above listed were $0 and $0, respectively.

Tax Fees

We incurred aggregate tax fees and expenses from Raul Carrega during the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 for professional services rendered for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning of $0 and $0, respectively.

All Other Fees

The board of directors, acting as the Audit Committee considered whether, and determined that, the auditor’s provision of non-audit services was compatible with maintaining the auditor’s independence.  All of the services described above for fiscal year 2020 were approved by the board of directors pursuant to its policies and procedures.

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PART IV

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

(a)(1) List of Financial statements included in Part II hereof

Balance Sheets, December 31, 2020 and 2019

Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

Statements of Stockholders Equity (Deficit) for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

Notes to the Financial Statements

(a)(2) List of Financial Statement schedules included in Part IV hereof:  None.

(a)(3) Exhibits

The following exhibits are included herewith:

Exhibit No.

      Description

31

Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32

Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

101.INS*

XBRL Instance Document

101.SCH*

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL*

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF*

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB*

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE*

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

*XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

Following are a list of exhibits which we previously filed in other reports which we filed with the SEC, including the Exhibit No., description of the exhibit and the identity of the Report where the exhibit was filed.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

FILED WITH

DATE FILED

1.1

Form of Underwriting Agreement

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

1.2

Form of Agreement Among Underwriters

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

1.3

Form of Selected Dealer Agreement

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

1.4

Form of Consulting Agreement with

Schneider Securities, Inc.

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

2.1

Form of Agreement and Plan of Merger

between Dickie Walker Marine, Inc., a

California corporation and Dickie Walker

Marine, Inc., a Delaware Corporation

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

2.2

Acquisition Agreement

Form 8-K

February 8, 2005

2.3

Amendment No. 2 to Acquisition

Agreement

Form 8-K

July 20, 2005

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2.4

Share Change Agreement

Form 8-K

April 13, 2006

2.5

Broker Dealer Stock Purchase Agreement

Form 8-K

August 8, 2014

3.1a

Articles of Incorporation for Montiel

Marketing Group, Inc. as filed with the

California Secretary of State on February

16, 2001

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

3.1b

Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of

Incorporation as filed with the California

Secretary of State on February 16, 2002

Form SB-2/A

February 11, 2002

3.1c

Certificate of Incorporation for Dickie

Walker Marine, Inc. as filed with the

Delaware Secretary of State on February 4,

2002

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

3.1d

Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation filed with the State of Delaware on October 13, 2019

Form 10-K

September 9, 2020

3.2a

Bylaws of the California corporation as

adopted by its Board of Directors on

October 10, 2000

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

3.2b

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the

Delaware corporation as adopted by its

Board of Directors May 1, 2002

Form SB-2/A

May 13, 2002

3.3

Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of

Incorporation of Dickie Walker Marine,

Inc.

Form 8-K

July 20, 2006

4.1

Specimen stock certificate representing

shares of common stock of the Company

Form SB-2/A

April 18, 2002

4.2

Form of Representative’s Warrant

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

4.3

Placement Agent’s Warrant

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

4.4

Form of Investor Note from 2001 Private

Placement

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

4.5

Selling Agent Agreement

Form 10KSB

December 29, 2004

4.6

Investor Promissory Note

Form 10KSB

December 29, 2004

4.7

Investor Warrant

Form 10KSB

December 29, 2004

4.8

Placement Agent’s Warrants

Form 10KSB

December 29, 2004

4.9

Certificate of Designation for Preferred

Stock

Form 8-K

April 13, 2006

4.10

Stock Option and Proxy

Form SC 13D

December 7, 2010

4.11

2011 Stock Awards Plan

Form S-8

July 6, 2011

10.1

$50,000 Promissory Note in favor of Gerald

W. Montiel dated January 15, 2002

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.2

$45,000 Promissory Note in favor of Gerald

W. Montiel dated January 31, 2002

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.3

Form of Reimbursement Agreement

between Gerald W. Montiel and the

Company dated February 1, 2002

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.4

License Agreement between Gerald W.

Montiel and the Company dated February 1,

2001

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.5

Strategic Alliance Agreement with West

Marine Products, Inc. dated October 19,

2001 (Confidential Treatment Requested)

Form SB-2/A

May 13, 2002

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10.6

Facility Lease Agreement with WHMF

dated February 1, 2002 for the facility

located at 1414 South Tremont Street,

Oceanside, California

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.7

2002 Equity Incentive Plan

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.8

Form of Lock-Up Agreement among the

officers, directors and stockholders and the

representative

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.9

Form of Employment Agreement with

Gerald W. Montiel dated February 1, 2002

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.10

Equipment Lease Agreement with Emtex

Leasing Corporation dated April 4, 2001

Form SB-2

February 11, 2002

10.11

Form of Stockholder Rights Agreement

Form SB-2/A

April 1, 2002

10.12

Lease Agreement

Form 10KSB

December 20, 2002

10.16

Separation Agreement and Complete

Release

Form 8-K

October 21, 2003

10.17

Dick Walker Marine Inc. Code of Ethics

Form 10KSB

December 17, 2003

10.18

Financial and Code of Ethics Complaint

Procedure Policy

Form 10KSB

December 17, 2003

10.19

Amendment to Strategic Alliance

Agreement

Form 10KSB

December 17, 2003

10.20

Form of Parent Support Agreement

Form 8-K

February 8, 2005

10.21

Form of Lock-Up Agreement

Form 8-K

February 8, 2005

10.22

Consulting Agreement with Gerald Montiel

Form 8-K

February 8, 2005

10.23

Form of Incentive Stock Option Grant

Under DWM 2002 Equity Incentive Plan

Form S-4

May 10, 2005

10.24

Form of Non-Qualified Stock Option Grant

Under DWM 2002 Equity Incentive Plan

Form S-4

May 10, 2005

10.25

Mutual Lease Agreement

Form 8-K

October 14, 2005

10.26

Form of Employment Agreement with

Gerald W. Montiel

Form 8-K

April 13, 2006

10.27

Form of Employment Agreement with

Javier Vidrio

Form 8-K

April 13, 2006

10.28

Form of Consulting Agreement with

Montiel Marketing Group

Form 8-K

April 13, 2006

10.29

Agreement and Plan of Reorganization

Form 8-K

January 25, 2011

10.30

Assignment and Assumption and

Management Agreement

Form 8-K

January 25, 2011

10.31

Securities Purchase Agreement

Form 8-K

January 7, 2013

10.32

Amendment 1 to Securities Purchase

Agreement

Form 8-K

January 25, 2013

10.33

Agreement of Sale

Form 8-K

January 31, 2013

10.34

Member Interests Purchase Agreement by

and between the Company and Courtney

Smith

Form 8-K

March 19, 3013

10.35

Management and Investor Rights

Agreement

Form 8-K

May 10, 2013

10.36

Subordinated Promissory Note and

Conversion Agreement between the

Company and Jia Hui New Climate

Investment Ltd.,

Form 8-K

December 4, 2013

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10.37

Warrant to purchase common stock issued

to Jia Hui New Climate Investment Ltd.

Form 8-K

December 4, 2013

10.38

Settlement agreement between the

Company, GAIM and FireRock

Form 8-K

December 12, 2013

10.39

Securities purchase agreement between the

Company, GAIM and FireRock

Form 8-K

December 12, 2013

10.40

Convertible Promissory Note and Warrant

Purchase Agreement

Form 8-K

December 19, 2014

10.41

Master Services Agreement with HCAS

Form 8-K

January 29, 2018

10.42

Securities purchase agreement with UAHC

Ventures

Form 8-K

December 22, 2017

10.43

Convertible promissory note with UAHC

Ventures

Form 8-K

December 22, 2017

10.44

Warrant issued to UAHC

Form 8-K

December 22, 2017

10.45

John Matthews GAHC Chairman agreement

Form 8-K

December 15, 2017

10.46

John Matthews GAHC employment

agreement

Form 8-K

December 15, 2017

10.47

Kathryn Weisbeck GAHC employment

agreement

Form 8-K

December 15, 2017

10.48

John Matthews GES Chairman agreement

Form 8-K

December 15, 2017

10.49

John Matthews GES employment

agreement

Form 8-K

December 15, 2017

10.50

Kathryn Weisbeck GES employment

agreement

Form 8-K

December 15, 2017

10.51

Stock purchase agreement with Nikolaos

Spanos

Form 8-K

October 21, 2015

10.52

John Matthews GAHC employment

agreement

Form 8-K

August 11, 2015

10.53

Anthony Crisci GAHC employment

agreement

Form 8-K

August 11, 2015

10.54

Kathryn Weisbeck GAHC employment

agreement

Form 8-K

August 11, 2015

10.55

Convertible promissory note and warrant

purchase agreement with Apollo Capital

Form 8-K

July 6, 2015

10.56

Convertible promissory note with Apollo

Capital

Form 8-K

July 6, 2015

10.57

Convertible promissory note with

Capitoline Ventures II

Form 8-K

July 6, 2015

10.58

Consulting agreement with Complete

Advisory Partners

Form 8-K

June 24, 2015

10.59

Allonge Agreement with St. George Investments LLC dated 1/7/19

Form 8-K/A

January 15, 2019

10.60

1st Amendment to Allonge Agreement with St. George Investments LLC dated 2/6/19

Form 8-K/A

February 13, 2019

16.1

Letter from Ernst and Young LLP

Form 8-K

September 15, 2005

16.2

Letter from Mendoza Berger and Company,

LLP

Form 8-K/A

June 30, 2006

16.3

Letter from Patricia and Zhao, LLC

Form 8-K/A

March 20, 2008

16.4

Auditor’s Letter: P.C. Liu

Form 8-K/A

September 15, 2011

16.5

Change of Accountant Letter

Form 8-K

February 9, 2012

16.6

Change of Accountant Letter Anton and

Chia

Form 8-K/A

January 25, 2017

16.7

Change of Accountant Letter Wei Wei

Form 8-K

June 14, 2016

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24.1

Limited Power of Attorney

Form 4

July 30, 2003

99.1

Certification for CEO

Form 10KSB

December 20, 2002

99.2

Certification for CFO

Form 10KSB

December 20, 2002

99.3

Press Release for Dickie Walker Marine,

Inc.

Form 8-K

December 18, 2003

99.4

Press Release Dated February 11, 2004

Form 8-K

February 12, 2004

99.5

Press Release

Form 8-K

April 4, 2004

99.6

Press Release

Form 8-K

September 3, 2004

99.7

Press Release

Form 8-K

December 30, 2004

99.8

Press Release

Form 8-K

February 8, 2005

99.9

Press Release

Form 8-K

May 13, 2005

99.10

Press Release

Form 8-K

June 1, 2005

99.11

Press Release

Form 8-K

July 7, 2005

99.12

Press Release

Form 8-K

July 20, 2005

99.13

Press Release

Form 8-K

August 3, 2005

99.14

Press Release

Form 8-K

August 17, 2005

99.15

Press Release

Form 8-K

October 14, 2005

99.16

Press Release

Form 8-K

November 7, 2005

99.17

Press Release

Form 8-K

April 13, 2006

99.18

Agreement and Plan of Merger

DEF 14C

April 29, 2011

99.19

Section 262 of DGCL

DEF 14C

April 29, 2011

99.20

Share Purchase Agreement

Form 8-K

July 20, 2012

99.21

Financial Statements and Supplementary

Information

Form 8-K

July 20, 2012

99.22

Financial Statements and Supplemental

Schedule and Independent Auditor’s Report

and Supplemental Report on Internal

Control and Independent Accountants’

Report on Applying Agreed-Upon

Procedures

Form 8-K

July 20, 2012

99.23

Statement of Financial Condition

Form 8-K

July 20, 2012

58

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Global Arena Holding, Inc.

/s/ John S. Matthews

By: John S. Matthews

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Director

Date:  April 7, 2021

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Company and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

/s/John Matthews

CEO, CFO Controller

April 7, 2021

Director,

/s/Facundo Bacardi

Director

April 7, 2021

/s/Martin Doane

Director

 April 7, 2021

59

302 CERTIFICATION

I, John Matthews, certify that:

   1. I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K of Global Arena Holding Inc.;

   2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

   3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

   4. The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

     a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

     b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under my supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

     c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report, our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

     d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrants internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrants most recent fiscal quarter (the registrants fourth fiscal quarter in case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrants internal control over financial reporting; and

   5. The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

     a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

     b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal controls over financial reporting.

Date: April 7, 2021

/s/John Matthews

John Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Annual Report of Global Arena Holding Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, John Matthews, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

    (1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

    (2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

/s/John Matthews

John Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

April 7, 2021



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