WISeKey to Invest up to $10 Million Over the Next Two Years to Perform Bitcoin Mining From its Swiss Mountain Secure Bunker and Adapt its Cybersecurity Technologies to Defend Against Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

WISeKey to Invest up to $10 Million Over the Next Two Years to Perform Bitcoin Mining From its Swiss Mountain Secure Bunker and Adapt its Cybersecurity Technologies to Defend Against Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

The crypto mining and cybersecurity mining operations will be performed via a Special Purpose vehicle already created in Zoug with the name TrusteCoin AG
Benefits generated by Bitcoin mining process will be used to foster WISeKey’s cybersecurity expertise on protecting its clients against illicit cryptocurrency mining activities

Bitcoin mining will be performed from WISeKey’s Geneva Datacenter, and a former Swiss military bunker located in the Swiss Alps similar to the one filmed by Bloomberg back in 2014  https://youtu.be/xkWVxh-gRi8

Geneva, Switzerland – January 3, 2022 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd, (“WISeKey,” SIX: WIHN / Nasdaq: WKEY), a Swiss cybersecurity, AI and IoT company announced today its plan to invest up to $10 million over the next two years, to perform Bitcoin mining from its Geneva datacenter and a former Swiss military bunker located in the Swiss Alps, aiming to adapt cybersecurity technologies to help its customers defend themselves against illicit cryptocurrency mining activities.

WISeKey’s main objective of entering crypto mining operations is to help its clients protect against crypto jacking that occurs when malicious cyber actors effectively hijack the processing power of the devices and systems by exploiting vulnerabilities (in webpages, software, and operating systems), and illicitly install crypto mining software on victim devices and systems.

Crypto jacking involves maliciously installed programs that are persistent or non-persistent. Non-persistent crypto jacking usually occurs only while a user is visiting a particular webpage or has an internet browser open. Persistent crypto jacking continues to occur even after a user has stopped visiting the source that originally caused their system to perform mining activity. It is estimated that fifty out of every 100,000 devices have encountered a cryptocurrency miner.

WISeKey’s crypto mining operations will be performed via a Special Purpose vehicle already created in Zoug with the name TrusteCoin AG. The objective will be to gradually acquire and install over one thousand bitcoin mining machines at its secure Swiss Alps bunker facilities that will be connected to a control center at WISeKey bunker in Geneva. WISeKey is also looking at other similar locations offering the same type of bunkers such as in Gibraltar and United States that will be gradually connected to the network taking into consideration regulatory and sustainability aspects.

After China’s crypto space crackdown back in mid of 2021, the majority of the world’s bitcoin mining power settled in the United States. The local bitcoin mining industry now dominates the bitcoin mining market and produces over 35% of the world’s bitcoin mining hash rate and there is a great opportunity for cybersecurity companies to jump on this market with their technology. Through TrusteCoin AG, WISeKey is surfing the tide of blockchain and NFT interest through a crypto mining venture. The crypto mining services will be focused on simplifying consumer ownership of secure Bitcoin mining equipment through the integration of cybersecurity offered by WISeKey and smart-contract technologies to simplify the often-intimidating crypto mining process, while providing an affordable entry cost for WISeKey clients.

Since 1999, WISeKey was one of first ever companies to provide trusted, ultra-secure hosting using Swiss Alps bunkers. These ultra-secure bunkers facilities are adequate for critical-mission infrastructures and ideally located to perform Bitcoin mining. The WISeKey mountain bunkers facilities are Swiss military granite bunkers, built in the Swiss Alps to support the data even from nuclear catastrophes. These bunkers have been transformed to provide an ultra-secure environment for bitcoin mining as they have IT security certifications from the ISO 27001 to the impressive EM-SHIELD seal, which certifies protection against electromagnetic pulse.

About WISeKey
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:
WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:
This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance, or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

 

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Neptune Digital Assets Announces a Record 950% Increase in Comprehensive Annual Income and 1,400% Growth in Net Asset Value

Neptune Digital Assets Announces a Record 950% Increase in Comprehensive Annual Income and 1,400% Growth in Net Asset Value

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 30, 2021) – Neptune Digital Assets Corp. (TSXV: NDA) (OTC Pink: NPPTF) (FSE: 1NW) (“Neptune” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has released its August 31, 2021 annual audited consolidated financial statements and management, discussion and analysis.

Below are a number of financial highlights pertaining to the August 31, 2021 year end and for the period subsequent to year end up to the date of this news release.

  • Neptune ended the year on August 31, 2021 with $55 million in assets and no debt. As of the date of this news release, the Company held approximately $70 million in total assets and no debt.
  • Neptune earned a total of $2,259,088 through Bitcoin mining and other income-generating activities during the year.
  • Cash operating costs for the year totaled $1,056,635 or $88,000 per month.
  • Neptune mined $358,701 worth of Bitcoin up to August 31, 2021. Subsequent to year end and up to the date of this release, Neptune earned another 31 Bitcoin, bringing the total Bitcoin balance to 141.
  • 530 Bitcoin mining rigs equating to 53 petahash are expected to come online in the first calendar quarter of 2022 adding to existing revenue streams.
  • Neptune’s two largest digital asset holdings as of the date of this release are 141 BTC and 150,000 ATOM. The Company also holds positions in ETH, FTM, Tshare, TIME, LTC and a number of other tokens, as well as an investment in the Protocol Crypto Quant Fund valued at $7.6 million USD at the end of October and a current cash balance of $23.2 million for strategic acquisitions, Bitcoin mining rig purchases and operations.

“2021 has been a fantastic year for Neptune. Not only have we grown our balance sheet by 1400%, but we have also grown our earnings and diversified revenue streams to millions of dollars annually while maintaining very low operating costs,” stated Cale Moodie, Neptune CEO. “We expect our earnings to grow as we bring more Bitcoin miners online and take advantage of the unique opportunities provided in the DeFi space. We are extremely excited about 2022 and want to thank our shareholders for their steadfast support throughout the year.”

 

Operating and Financial Overview
($CAD)
For the year endedAugust 31, 2021August 31, 2020
 
Mining Revenue358,7010
Other income*1,900,387162,073
Total Earnings2,259,088162,073
  
Depreciation**177,7640
Stock based compensation**5,589,958(72,439)
General expenses1,589,433544,142
  
Realized gain (loss) on settlements and sales26,123(2,581,693)
Revaluation of digital currencies***8,484,5943,527,474
Unrealized gain related to lending activities and short term investments2,802,71921,098
Comprehensive income for the year6,215,369657,249
Financial Position  
($CAD)  
As atAugust 31, 2021August 31, 2020
Cash154,803117,558
Total digital assets48,182,4943,211,364
Total other assets6,338,384470,036
Total liabilities769,083233,818
Total shareholders equity53,906,5983,565,140
Working capital****36,141,0811,241,166

 

About Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
Neptune Digital Assets (TSXV: NDA) is one of the first publicly-traded blockchain companies in Canada and is a cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure leader with operations across the digital asset ecosystem including Bitcoin mining, proof-of-stake mining, blockchain nodes, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other associated blockchain technologies.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Cale Moodie, President and CEO
Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
1-800-545-0941
www.neptunedigitalassets.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX ‎Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.‎

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain “forward-looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans”, “proposes” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, future earnings and potential yield from the Company’s DeFi program; the future success of the Company’s DeFi program and its potential to maximize returns for shareholders; future cryptocurrency prices; and the Company’s future earnings and revenues. Forward-looking statements and information are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that, while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, and contingencies. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including but not limited to: the inherent risks involved in the cryptocurrency and general securities markets; the Company’s ability to successfully mine digital currency; revenue of the Company may not increase as currently anticipated, or at all; the Company may not be able to profitably liquidate its current digital currency inventory, or at all; a decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company’s operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, currency fluctuations; regulatory restrictions, liability, competition, loss of key employees and other related risks and uncertainties. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

 

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DeFi Technologies Announces Approval to Distribute Top 10 Digital Asset & Top 5 DeFi Exchange Traded Products

DeFi Technologies Announces Approval to Distribute Top 10 Digital Asset & Top 5 DeFi Exchange Traded Products


  • The Top 10 digital assets & the Top 5 DeFi specific digital assets will be available via a regulated Exchange Traded Product (“ETP”).
  • Democratizes access for traditional financial investors to gain diversified exposure to fast growing asset class.

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2021  – DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFi Technologies“) (NEO: DEFI) (GR: RMJR) (OTC: DEFTF), a technology company bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and decentralized finance, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Valour Inc. (“Valour”), the pioneering issuer of digital asset ETPs received the approval to distribute its Top 10 Digital Asset and Top 5 DeFi ETPs.

The approval from Finansinspektionen the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA)  enables Valour Inc. to distribute the ETP’s in the Swedish and EU markets. The ETPs will consist of an index of the top 10 digital assets and top 5 DeFi specific digital assets.

“The Top 10 Digital asset and Top 5 DeFi ETPs will allow investors to gain diversified exposure to this exciting new asset class,” said Diana Biggs, CEO of Valour and Chief Strategy Officer of DeFi Technologies. “We’re delighted by the SFSA prospectus approval, as we continue our development of products which make digital asset investment exposure secure and accessible.”

Valour offers fully hedged digital asset exchange-traded products with low to zero management fees. Valour’s Uniswap (UNI) ETP is the world’s first and only, with Cardano  (ADA), Polkadot (DOT) and Solana (SOL) ETPs the first of their kind in the Nordics. Valour’s Bitcoin Zero and Valour Ethereum Zero remain the first and only fully hedged, passive investment product with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) as underlyings which are completely fee-free, with competitors charging up to 2.5% in management fees.

Learn more about DeFi Technologies and Valour at defi.tech and valour.com.

About DeFi Technologies
DeFi Technologies Inc. is a technology company bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and decentralised finance. Our mission is to expand investor access to industry-leading decentralised technologies which we believe lie at the heart of the future of finance. On behalf of our shareholders and investors, we identify opportunities and areas of innovation, and build and invest in new technologies and ventures in order to provide trusted, diversified exposure across the decentralized finance ecosystem. For more information or to subscribe to receive company updates and financial information, visit https://defi.tech/.

About Valour
Valour Inc. issues exchange-listed financial products that enable retail and institutional investors to access investment in disruptive innovations, such as digital assets, in a simple and secure way. Established in 2019 and based in Zug, Switzerland, Valour is a wholly owned subsidiary of DeFi Technologies Inc. (NEO:DEFI, GR: RMJ.F, OTC: DEFTF). For more information on Valour, visit www.valour.com.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking information: 

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to listing of ETPs by Valour; the growth of AUM; expansion of DeFi Technologies and Valour into other geographic areas; the growth and adoption of decentralized finance; the pursuit by DeFi Technologies and its subsidiaries of business opportunities; and the merits or potential returns of any such opportunities. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company, as the case may be, to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but is not limited to acceptance of Valour ETPs by Frankfurt, Euronext and other exchanges; investor demand for DeFi Technologies’ and Valour’s products; the growth and development of DeFi and cryptocurrency sector; rules and regulations with respect to DeFi and cryptocurrency; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

THE NEO STOCK EXCHANGE DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE

SOURCE DeFi Technologies, Inc.

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All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.


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