DeFi Technologies’ Wholly Owned Subsidiary Valour Reaches $208m USD in AUM – A Doubling of AUM in 2 Months

DeFi Technologies’ Wholly Owned Subsidiary Valour Reaches $208m USD in AUM – A Doubling of AUM in 2 Months

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFiTechnologies“) (NEO: DEFI) (OTC: DEFTF) (GR: RMJR) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Valour Inc, the pioneering issuer of digital asset exchange traded products (“ETPs“), has surpassed US$208 million (1.7 billion Swedish Krona (“SEK“)) in assets under management (“AUM“), marking an exceptional first eight months of 2021 which has seen AUM leap more than 1400% since the start of 2021 . As of September 7, 2021, Valour’s AUM stood at an impressive US$208m, an equivalent of over 1.7bn SEK.

Following the press release dated August 18, 2021 the growth in AUM reflects nearly a US$70m increase in under one month and a doubling in two months. With German listings anticipated this month and an aggressive global marketing campaign planned, Valour’s AUM should grow substantially in the next few months. Furthermore numerous new products will be launched in the coming weeks and months in response to investor demand which will also drive AUM growth.

Russell Starr, DeFi Technologies’ Executive Chairman states: “The Valour team has done an exceptional job launching innovative exchange traded products (ETPs), bridging the gap between crypto/defi protocols and traditional equity products. With numerous other ETPs planned for release, rapid AUM growth and our anticipated listings in Germany, shareholders have much to look forward to not just on the AUM front but also in terms of revenues, income and global exposure to the rapidly growing Defi sector.”

Founded in 2019, Valour has spent two years developing its proprietary platform and growing its team, including the hiring of Diana Biggs, previously Global Head of Innovation at HSBC Private Banking as CEO. Valour was acquired by DeFi Technologies in March of this year.

Take-up is going from strength to strength as Valour offers fully hedged products with low to zero management fees. Valour’s largest product, Bitcoin Zero, the first fully hedged, passive investment product with Bitcoin (“BTC“) as its underlying asset and charging zero management fees, has grown its assets by 1400% since the start of the year.

Meanwhile, Valour’s Polkadot (“DOT“) and Cardano (“ADA”) ETPs are the first DOT and ADA ETPs in the Nordics, and the lowest fee DOT and ADA ETPs in the world. Its BTC and Ethereum products are completely fee-free, a global first for such products with competitors charging up to 2.5% in management fees.

Diana Biggs, CEO of Valour, stated: “The continuing strong growth in our AUM is reflective of increasing investor demand for what we are building, with consistent net inflows into all of our products. We’re delighted to be providing the Nordics with the most accessible digital asset ETPs on the market and are extremely excited to soon be bringing not only more innovative products but launching in new geographies as well.”

Breakdown of Total AUM:

BTC Zero: 76´687´000 USD (record)

ETH Zero: 55´635′ 000 USD

ADA Valour: 58′ 099´000 USD

DOT Valour: 17´859´000 USD (record)

Total AUM: 208´280′ 000 USD

About Valour Inc.:

Valour In. 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 with offices in Zug, Switzerland, Valour is a wholly owned subsidiary of DeFi Technologies Inc. (NEO: DEFI, GR:RMJR, OTC: DEFTF). For more information on Valour, visit www.valour.com.

About DeFi Technologies:

DeFi Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company that carries on business with the objective of enhancing shareholder value through building and managing assets in the decentralized finance sector. For more information visit https://defi.tech/

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, Valour and its business plans; development of new financial product by Valour; growth of Valour’s AUM; uplisting of ETPs in Germany; global marketing campaign; the decentralized finance industry 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, the growth and development of the DeFi and cryptocurrency sector, rules and regulation with respect to DeFi, regulatory approval of ETPs, future adoption of Valour’s ETPs and effectiveness of any marketing campaign. 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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DeFi Technologies Provides Update on Its Governance Business – Announces initial Shyft Network Node Earning of 300K+ of Shyft Tokens Over Two Months

DeFi Technologies Provides Update on Its Governance Business – Announces initial Shyft Network Node Earning of 300K+ of Shyft Tokens Over Two Months

 

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2021DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFi Technologies“) (NEO: DEFI) (GR: RMJR) (OTC: DEFTF) announces initial Shyft Network Node earning of 300K+ of Shyft tokens over two months and expects to generate about 6800 Shyft tokens daily or 2,482,000 Shyft tokens per year. The Company is running a validator on the Shyft Network, the private, semi-permissioned blockchain designed to embed trust, validation and discoverability into public and private ecosystems.

The Shyft Network protocol is an intraoperative, transformative solution that enables identity verification, validation and the sending of credentials and other data across multiple different blockchains and networks. The protocol was designed to help virtual asset service providers (VASPs), brokers, and financial institutions achieve full compliance with the Travel Rule, which was standardized globally by the Financial Action Task Force in 2019, and ease friction in the deployment of technical compliance solutions for virtual assets.

DeFi Technologies generates revenue by running a node on the Shyft Network which secures the network and validates transactions. In return for providing the service, DeFi Technologies earns the transaction fees on the network and the Shyft Network token issuance. The earnings generated by running this node on the Shyft network will be used to help fund development of products being built on the Shyft network, as well as several other initiatives like providing liquidity to the market, creating institutional trading products, amongst other things.

Russell Starr, Executive Chairman of DeFi Technologies stated: “As our entire business platform at Valour continues to grow in terms of AUM and revenues, to see our governance product now kick in and add to our already substantial revenue profile is incredible news for shareholders. What is even more exciting are our new products coming to market along with our intent to also build out a node portfolio. DeFi Technologies remains one of the only ways for investors to get exposure to DeFi TVL (which has grown to US$157 billion) in a listed and regulated equity market.”

Currently DeFi Technologies is running one Shyft node. Through July and August of 2021, DeFi Technologies has generated over 300,000 Shyft Tokens. The current network price of the Shyft Tokens is US$1.05.

Wouter Witvoet, DeFi Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a really exciting start of our governance business line and shows the potential of DeFi Technologies to be a core actor in enabling decentralized networks. The lessons learnt in our initial partnership with the Shyft foundation will give us a template of how we can work with other players in the space.”

DeFi Technologies offers governance as a part of its product suite. As more DeFi applications seek to improve the way their projects are governed by their respective token holders a need has emerged for independent governance.

The best way to think of it is similar to a public company opting to install independent board members. The DeFi Governance product works with decentralized networks to run independent nodes that validate transactions and provide governance on the network.

As the only public company dedicated to the DeFi space, the company believes it is uniquely positioned to fulfill this emerging need in the marketplace.

About Shyft Network:
Shyft Network is a public protocol designed to aggregate and embed trust, validation and discoverability into data stored on public and private ecosystems, and facilitate information transfer between permissioned and permissionless networks. By incentivizing individuals and enterprises to work together, Shyft Network allows for the layering of context on top of data, turning raw data into meaningful information.To learn more: https://shyft.network/

About DeFi Technologies:
DeFi Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company that carries on business with the objective of enhancing shareholder value through building and managing assets in the decentralized finance sector. For more information visit https://defi.tech/

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 expected earning in Shyft tokens; product development plans of the Company; acquisition and investment plans of the Company; the decentralized finance industry 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. 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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Arcane Crypto raises 61 mSEK in directed issue – expects to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021

Arcane Crypto raises 61 mSEK in directed issue – expects to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021

The Board of Directors of Arcane Crypto AB has today, by virtue of the authorization from the Annual General Meeting held on 21 May 2021, resolved on and carried out a directed issue of 300,925,294 units to a group of qualified investors with a proven interest in Arcane Crypto and the cryptocurrency sector. Through the Directed Issue Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 61.1 million before deduction of transaction costs, and expect to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021.


“For Arcane, our ability to attract strong investor demand enables us to seize the opportunities in the market quickly and pursue our plans for monetization. The proceeds from the raise will in large part be used towards our establishment of a mining business, which we view as a highly profitable business opportunity that will bring substantial revenue and cash flow to the company. With our mining investments, we expect the Group to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021 and thereby fully funded as is. Arcane is growing fast and the development of the crypto sector is accelerating. It is exciting to see the great investor interest we are receiving, enabling us to bring on a group of high-quality investors, including some existing shareholders such as Morten Klein, with a long-term interest in the sector and the company. With a strengthened balance sheet and investor base, we are now in an even stronger position to grow further.”
Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO Arcane Crypto.


Each unit consists of one (1) share and one (1) warrant of series 2021:5. The subscription price of the units in the Directed Issue amounts to SEK 0.203 per unit, corresponding to a subscription price of SEK 0.203 per share. The warrants were issued free of charge. Each (1) warrant of series 2021:5 entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) newly issued share in the Company during the period commencing 1 September 2021 up to and including 28 February 2022. The subscription price per share exercised through a warrant of series 2021:5 is SEK 0.2436. Through the Directed Issue Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 61.1 million before deduction of transaction costs. Upon full exercise of the warrants of series 2021:5, Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately an additional SEK 73.3 million.

Arcane Crypto’s Board of Directors has, by virtue of the authorization from the Annual General Meeting held on 21 May 2021, resolved on and carried out the Directed Issue to a group of qualified investors with an interest in the cryptocurrency sector. All units issued have been allotted to the investors.

The subscription price in the Directed Issue amounts to SEK 0.203 per unit, corresponding to a subscription price of SEK 0.203 per share. The warrants were issued free of charge. The subscription price was determined through negotiations with the qualified investors and it is the Board of Directors’ assessment that the subscription price is in accordance with current market conditions. Through the Directed Issue Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 61.1 million before deduction of transaction costs. Upon full exercise of the warrants of series 2021:5, Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately an additional SEK 73.3 million.

Each (1) warrant of series 2021:5 entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share in the Company during the period commencing 1 September 2021 up to and including 28 February 2022. The subscription price per share exercised through a warrant of series 2021:5 is SEK 0.2436. The subscription price, as well as the number of new shares to which each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe, may be recalculated in accordance with customary terms and conditions.

The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights is to raise capital in a time and cost-efficient manner, at attractive terms for the Company from qualified investors with a long-term interest in the cryptocurrency sector. The proceeds from the Directed Issue will be used to further enhance the growth of the Company, with a particular focus on the mining business under establishment, in addition to general corporate purposes. As previously announced, the Company is in the process of negotiating the acquisition of mining equipment.

The Directed Issue will, upon full exercise of the warrants, result in a dilution of approximately 6,85 percent of the number of shares and votes in the Company. Through the Directed Issue, the number of outstanding shares and votes will, upon full exercise of the warrants, increase by 601,850,588 from 8,187,082,572 to 8,788,933,160. The share capital will increase by approximately SEK 2,195,986.595487, from SEK 29 872 403,454820 to approximately SEK 32 068 390,050307.

About Arcane Crypto

Arcane Crypto develops and invests in projects, focusing on bitcoin and digital assets. Arcane operates a portfolio of businesses, spanning the value chain for digital finance. As a group we deliver services targeting payments, investment, and trading. In addition, we have a media and research division.

Arcane has the ambition to become a leading player in the digital assets space by growing the existing businesses, invest in cutting edge projects, and through acquisitions and consolidation.

Subscribe to press releases and financial information: https://investor.arcanecrypto.se/

For more information, please visit: https://www.arcane.no/

The Company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser, tel. +46 8 5030 1550, e-mail: ca@mangold.se, web: www.mangold.se.

Advisers

Eminova Fondkommission AB is administrating the new issue on behalf of the Company and Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB is legal counsel to the Company in connection with the transaction.

For further information, please contact:

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB
e-mail: post@arcanecrypto.se
web: investor.arcanecrypto.se

Important information

The release, announcement or distribution of this press release may, in certain jurisdictions, be subject to restrictions. The recipients of this press release in jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed shall inform themselves of and follow such restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release, and the information contained herein, in accordance with applicable rules in each jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer, or a solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in the Company in any jurisdiction where such offer would be considered illegal. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to buy or subscribe for shares issued by the Company in any jurisdiction where such offer or invitation would be illegal. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. Arcane Crypto has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any Member State of the EEA and no prospectus has been or will be prepared in connection with the Directed Issues. In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.

This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. The information in this press release may not be announced, published, copied, reproduced or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, within or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zeeland, Singapore, South Africa, the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such announcement, publication or distribution of the information would not comply with applicable laws and regulations or where such actions are subject to legal restrictions or would require additional registration or other measures than what is required under Swedish law. Actions taken in violation of this instruction may constitute a crime against applicable securities laws and regulations.

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, “qualified investors” who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of “investment professionals” in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the new shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Directed Issues must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company’s shares.

The information in this press release may not be forwarded or distributed to any other person and may not be reproduced at all. Any forwarding, distribution, reproduction or disclosure of this information in its entirety or in any part is prohibited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a breach of the Securities Act or applicable laws in other jurisdictions.

This press release does not constitute an invitation to warrant, subscribe, or otherwise acquire or transfer any securities in any jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute a recommendation for any investors’ decisions regarding the Directed Issues. Each investor or potential investor should conduct a self-examination, analysis and evaluation of the business and information described in this press release and any publicly available information. The price and value of the securities can decrease as well as increase. Achieved results do not provide guidance for future results. Neither the contents of the Company’s website nor any other website accessible through hyperlinks on the Company’s website are incorporated into or form part of this press release.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s intentions, beliefs, or current expectations about and targets for the Company’s future results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, anticipated growth, strategies and opportunities and the markets in which the Company operates. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “estimate”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “aim” or “might”, or, in each case, their negative, or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurances that they will materialize or prove to be correct. Because these statements are based on assumptions or estimates and are subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results or outcome could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this press release are free from errors and readers of this press release should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements that are expressly or implicitly contained herein speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice. Neither the Company nor anyone else undertake to review, update, confirm or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise in relation to the content of this press release.

Information to distributors

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in Arcane Crypto have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the shares in Arcane Crypto may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Arcane Crypto offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Arcane Crypto is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Directed Issues.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in Arcane Crypto.

Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Arcane Crypto and determining appropriate distribution channels.

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Disclaimer
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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