BNY Mellon joins Arcane Crypto’s associated company Pure Digital to build a digital currency platform

PRESS RELEASE: BNY Mellon joins Arcane Crypto’s associated company Pure Digital to build a digital currency platform

Stockholm, July 21, 2021 – Arcane Crypto’s London based associated company Puremarkets Limited (trading as Pure Digital), in which Arcane has a 37.5% ownership, today announced that BNY Mellon has joined the consortium of banks working with the interbank wholesale marketplace to develop a platform to support the entire digital asset life cycle.

BNY Mellon will collaborate closely with Puremarkets Limited and the other banks in the consortium to help establish a new front-to-back office solution for transacting digital assets. It will also play a role in determining the optimal structure for the platform.

Pure Digital will be the primary source of price origination and discovery for the digital currency market that results from the initiative. The final platform—subject to regulatory approval—will leverage Pure Digital’s FX trading industry infrastructure, providing users with stability, security, transparency, as well as capital efficiency.

“With ever-growing client-driven interest and demand in the digital currency space, it is natural for a leading first-mover bank like BNY Mellon to support our initiative. We look forward to working closely with the digital team at BNY Mellon,” said Campbell Adams, founder of Puremarkets Limited.

Lauren Kiley, CEO of Pure Digital added, “As more top-tier banks join our initiative, we move closer to having an efficient wholesale crypto market which will ultimately lead to a more stable and mature asset class. We are delighted to welcome BNY Mellon to our initiative.”

“BNY Mellon is pleased to be working with Pure Digital and other consortium members to explore new digital asset servicing solutions for our clients as the regulatory landscape develops,” added Jason Vitale, Global Head of Foreign Exchange at BNY Mellon. “Digital assets are only going to become more embedded in global markets in the years ahead and this collaboration accords with BNY Mellon’s wider strategy to develop a digital asset capability for clients across the entire trade life cycle.”

This collaboration follows BNY Mellon’s February 2021 announcement that the firm is building a new digital assets unit that will include the industry’s first multi-asset custody and administration platform for both traditional and digital assets.

 

About BNY Mellon
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, commonly known as BNY Mellon, is an American investment banking services holding company headquartered in New York City. BNY Mellon was formed from the merger of The Bank of New York and the Mellon Financial Corporation in 2007. It is the world’s largest custodian bank and asset servicing company, with $2.2 trillion in assets under management and $41.7 trillion in assets under custody as of the second quarter of 2021. BNY Mellon is incorporated in Delaware.

 

About Pure Digital
Pure Digital is a fully automated, high throughput OTC market for digital currencies with physical delivery routing to bank-grade custodians. Institutional participants will trade on the platform utilizing bilateral credit, enabling counterparty control for all trading participants and creating a significant increase inefficient capital utilization. This will establish a robust market for price discovery and exchange of risk. For further information: www.puredigitalmarkets.com Email: info@puredigitalmarkets.com

For further information, please contact:

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB

E-mail: ir@arcanecrypto.no  

 

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.

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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.

Arcane Crypto completes the acquisition of Ijort Invest AB (Trijo) and resolves on a directed set-off issue of shares to the sellers following the acquisition

PRESS RELEASE: Arcane Crypto completes the acquisition of Ijort Invest AB (Trijo) and resolves on a directed set-off issue of shares to the sellers following the acquisition

Arcane Crypto AB (“Arcane Crypto” or the “Company”) has, on 20 April 2021, announced that the Company’s subsidiary Arcane Crypto AS had entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining outstanding shares in Ijort Invest AB, which operates the Swedish crypto exchange Trijo (“Trijo”). The purchase price of SEK 32,835,000 is to be settled by issuance of a total of 121,836,734 new shares in Arcane Crypto to the sellers (the “Consideration Shares”) at a subscription price of SEK 0.2695 per share, equal to the price of Arcane Crypto’s share on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on the Business Day immediately prior to signing. Closing of the transaction and issuance of the Consideration Shares has today been completed through a directed set-off issue of shares.

On 20 April 2021, Arcane Crypto announced that the Company’s subsidiary Arcane Crypto AS had entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining outstanding shares in Trijo. As the closing conditions under the agreement have been met, the Board of Directors of Arcane Crypto has today resolved on and completed a directed set-off issue of shares in Arcane Crypto to the sellers in order to settle the Consideration Shares.

By virtue of the authorisation from the Annual General Meeting held on 21 May 2021, the Board of Directors of Arcane Crypto has resolved on and completed a directed set-off issue of 121,836,734 shares, meaning that the Company’s share capital will increase by SEK 444 548,59. The number of issued shares corresponds to a dilution of approximately 1.5 percent of the total number of shares in Arcane Crypto.

The right to subscribe has, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, been given to the sellers of the shares in Trijo. The reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to fulfil the Company’s obligations towards the sellers under the agreement and thus set-off the sellers’ claims regarding the purchase price for Trijo. The purchase price of approximately SEK 33 million, values Trijo at SEK 50 million on a 100 percent basis.

Payment was made by way of set-off of the sellers’ claims under the agreement, which corresponds to a subscription price of SEK 0.2695 per share. The subscription price was agreed in the agreement, equal to the price of Arcane Crypto’s share on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on the Business Day immediately prior to signing.

The Consideration Shares are subject to lock-up restrictions vesting with 1/3 on 1 January 2021, 1/3 on the date 18 months after closing of the transaction and 1/3 on the date 24 months after closing of the transaction.

About Trijo:

Trijo is currently the only Swedish-based real-time cryptocurrency exchange and is registered with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Trijo provides a simple and secure on-boarding process to buy and sell cryptocurrency by, amongst other factors, leveraging BankID for identification and log in. Trijo enables entry-level individuals access to buying and selling cryptocurrencies in an easy to use manner via SEPA transfers and card payments. Trijo is currently offering an in-browser version only, but is in the process of developing an app to be launched in due course.

There are currently around 7,000 KYCed customers on the platform, and the growth is accelerating. The total trading volume in Q1 2021 was EUR 4.4 million, up from EUR 1.1 for Q1 2020 and Trijo added 4,600 new customers in Q1 2021, up from 1,100 for Q1 2020. This implies a growth of almost 300 percent in trading volume as well as a more than 300 percent growth in the number of new customers.

Trijo is currently offering trading pairs in BTC, ETH and LTC vs. EUR. Going forward Trijo has, amongst other plans, a strategy to develop and offer lending and savings products related to crypto currencies.

Trijo also operates the news site Trijo News which is managed independently from the cryptocurrency exchange business.

For further information about Trijo Exchange https://trijo.co/ and Trijo News https://news.trijo.co/.

For further information, please contact:

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB

E-mail: ir@arcanecrypto.no

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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.

Arcane Crypto signs leasing contract for hosting of bitcoin miners, taking the first steps to establish a bitcoin mining business unit branded Arcane Green Data

PRESS RELEASE: Arcane Crypto signs leasing contract for hosting of bitcoin miners, taking the first steps to establish a bitcoin mining business unit branded Arcane Green Data

Arcane Crypto AB’s wholly owned subsidiary Arcane Green Data Services AS (under formation, “Arcane Green Data”), has today entered into a lease agreement for hosting capacity for bitcoin miners of up to 2.5 MW (the “Lease Contract”). The signing of the lease contract is a first step in forming a bitcoin mining business unit within Arcane Crypto, branded Arcane Green Data, and in line with Arcane Crypto’s strategy to develop and invest in projects focused on bitcoin and digital assets.

The lease contract for hosting of bitcoin miners has a start-up divided between August and Q1 2022 and is done at market terms for such hosting. It has a duration of three and a half years with an option to extend the contract for further two years.

The signing of the lease contract is a preparational step for the formation of a bitcoin mining business unit within Arcane under the brand Arcane Green Data. Arcane is currently negotiating acquisition of mining equipment, as well as finalizing the strategy of Arcane Green Data. The initial investment is expected to be completed without any need for Arcane to raise equity. Arcane will revert with further information regarding the strategy of Arcane Green Data once it has been resolved by the board.

“As China is turning away from bitcoin mining, the mining industry as a whole is becoming increasingly green and a driver for renewable energy around the world. Now is excellent timing for Arcane to enter into this segment,” says Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO or Arcane. And he continues “Mining is a very interesting business stand alone, and it also has considerable synergies towards our other investments and business. I am looking forward to finalize the strategy for Arcane Green Data and present it in more detail for our partners and investors.”

For further information, please contact:

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB

E-mail: ir@arcanecrypto.no

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/

This information is such information Arcane Crypto AB is obliged to make public in accordance with the (EU) Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. The information in this press release has been made public through the agency of the responsible person set out above for publication at the time stated by Arcane Crypto’s news distributor Bequoted at the publication of this press release. The responsible person above may be contacted for further information.

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.

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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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