DeFi Technologies Inc. Announces Strategic Acquisition of Leading Solana Trading Systems IP


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DeFi Technologies Inc., a crypto native technology company that pioneers the convergence of traditional capital markets with the world of decentralised finance, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire intellectual property  from prominent Solana developer Stefan Jørgensen. This Acquisition marks a significant milestone in DeFi Technologies’ expansion strategy, focusing on enhancing its offerings in the Solana ecosystem.

The IP acquired by DeFi Technologies encompasses a suite of sophisticated features including advanced liquidity provisioning, innovative trading strategies and technologies, along with the distribution, management, and analytics of decentralized financial data. These elements are tailored to support the Solana-focused trading desk operated by both DeFi Technologies and Valour Inc. This strategic acquisition positions DeFi Technologies to significantly elevate its capabilities, offering cutting-edge trading solutions and unique strategies specifically designed for Solana, a blockchain platform rapidly gaining recognition for its outstanding performance capabilities.

Following the completion of the acquisition, Mr. Stefan Jørgensen, who has played a pivotal role in developing this IP, will join the DeFi Technologies group. He will take the lead in driving the Company’s expansion in DeFi Trading, development, and governance. Mr. Jørgensen’s notable background includes being a part of the initial engineering team at Bitcoin Suisse from 2017 to 2021, where he contributed to the development of a high-security digital asset custody and a core banking system for cryptocurrencies. Additionally, from 2021 to 2023, he was involved in creating various types of smart contracts across different blockchains, including financial contracts like those for trading and settling options on the Solana Blockchain. Post-acquisition, DeFi Technologies plans to expand its team and intensify its efforts in DeFi trading, development, and governance, specifically in areas relating to the newly acquired IP.

Solana is a cornerstone in Valour Inc.’s asset management, leading the Company’s Assets Under Management with over C$168.8 million. As a blockchain platform, Solana stands out for its high performance, characterized by swift and efficient processing capabilities. It is adeptly engineered to support decentralized applications (dApps) and cryptocurrencies. The platform’s distinctive consensus mechanism, Proof of History (PoH) in conjunction with Proof of Stake (PoS), underpins its ability to process transactions rapidly. This feature positions Solana as an attractive option for developers and users who prioritize speed and cost-effectiveness in blockchain solutions. Currently, Solana boasts a market capitalization of approximately $30.6 billion, placing it as the sixth-largest cryptocurrency in the global market.

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“This strategic acquisition of Solana-based intellectual property is a key milestone for DeFi Technologies and Valour, significantly enhancing our capabilities in the decentralized finance landscape,” said Olivier Roussy Newton, CEO of DeFi Technologies. “By integrating this advanced technology, Valour is positioned to deliver superior trading solutions, demonstrating our commitment to leveraging cutting-edge innovations for tangible benefits in our Solana ecosystem offerings.”

Pursuant to the Agreement, DeFi Technologies will issue a total of 7,297,090 common shares of the Company at a deemed price of $0.55 per Payment Share to Mr. Jørgensen in exchange for all of the IP. The Payment Shares will be issued in five tranches over a period of two years, and be subject to the continued involvement of Mr. Jørgensen with DeFi Technologies and its subsidiaries at the time of issuance. No finder fees will be paid in connection with the Acquisition. Closing of the Acquisition is subject to the acceptance of the Cboe Canada Exchange and satisfaction of closing conditions.

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