Announces Successful Capital Deployment into Key Digital Asset Holdings and Operating Performance

TORONTO--() Corp. (NEO: COIN) (FSE: 76M) (“” or “the Company”), a Proof-of-Stake technology company that provides investors with a simple and secure way to gain exposure to Staking rewards and digital assets that power Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s crypto asset holdings and capital deployment since receiving the escrowed proceeds from its CAD$25 million subscription receipt financing (the “Offering”) in connection with the closing of its go-public transaction on April 28, 2021. The Company is also pleased to share the operating performance of its Staked digital assets year-to-date. All amounts in this news release are unaudited and, unless otherwise indicated, are in US dollars.

As of the end of Q1, the inventory held for Staking had appreciated by 151.9%, as compared to December 31, 2020, with a Simple Weighted Average Yield of 12.8%. As previously announced, the Company will release Q1 financial results and hold an investor call hosted by CEO Andrew Kiguel on May 17, 2021.

Since the end of Q1, using additional capital from the Offering, the Company has acquired ETH (Ethereum token), DOT (Polkadot token), and BNB (Binance token), and initiated Staking of these crypto assets. In addition to Staked digital assets, the Company also holds a balance of 28.0 Bitcoin as of the date of this news release for the purpose of purchasing additional crypto assets for Staking. is earning a Simple Weighted Annualized Average Return on its current holdings of 13.0%. These returns are paid to the Company in additional tokens of whichever token is being Staked.

Below is a table of the Staked Assets owned by, quantity, price, and simple Staking yield as of the time indicated. The aggregate value of the Company’s Staked Assets plus Bitcoin as of the time indicated is approximately $23.6M. Staked Assets:

Blockchain (Token)


Current Price*

Simple Staking Yield

Polkadot (DOT)




Ethereum (ETH)




Binance (BNB)




Orchid (ROSE)**




Staking returns are subject to change and the figures above represent a current simple yield provided by each token.
* As of 12pm EST on May 11, 2021
** Estimated Holdings

“We are excited to be scaling our proven business model, and be putting capital to work efficiently during a time when DeFi and NFTs are at an inflection point in terms of global recognition, use, and adoption. We believe that the crypto assets being Staked by are ones that we believe underpin a multi-trillion dollar global market opportunity,” commented the Company’s CEO, Andrew Kiguel. A Scalable, ESG Business Model for Accelerating Trends

The world is rapidly digitizing and digital assets are expected to play a key role in this global transformation. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and brought increased awareness to this trend. was created to capitalize on major fundamental changes occurring with this potential shift and expected increased global demand for this model:

  • The macro environment, fiscal stimulus and democratization of finance is accelerating adoption trends towards blockchain technology and the continued digitization of assets and financial products and services. The Company believes this movement is here to stay and still in its infancy when it comes to broad adoption. The leading use cases today are DeFi and NFTs, each of which have seen increased adoption and growth globally. As of this news release, there is $80 billion locked in DeFi1 and over $2 billion was spent on NFTs in Q1 20212.
  • A magnitude of applications for DeFi and NFTs are being built on programmable digital assets platforms such as Ethereum and Polkadot. These applications pay fees to Ethereum and Polkadot each time there are transactions. plays an essential role through Staking or transaction validation services and is compensated in tokens for this service.
  • There are two primary ways to validate transaction blocks on a blockchain: crypto-mining or Staking. The Company believes all key new digital asset platforms are being built on Staking technology, not only because it is environmentally friendly, but because it is faster and has exponentially more throughput than traditional crypto-mining.
  • views Staking as a far superior model to crypto-mining because instead of expending computational energy that requires expensive hardware, Staking uses ownership to perform the exact same transaction validation service. Stakers get to own appreciating crypto assets while crypto-miners have to own rapidly depreciating hardware. This is why Staking is viewed as the environmentally friendly alternative to crypto-mining.

Pillars of’s next generation business model:


Ethereum is not a currency; it is a decentralized computing platform that provides the infrastructure necessary for transformational trends and decentralized applications such as Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) through its programmable asset, ether (ETH).

Ethereum launched in 2015 as a decentralized, blockchain-based global supercomputer to serve as the foundation for an ecosystem of interoperable, decentralized applications powered by token economies and automated smart contracts. Assets and applications designed on Ethereum are built with self-executing smart contracts that remove the need for a central authority or intermediary. The network is fueled by its native cryptocurrency, ether (ETH), which is used to pay transaction fees on the network. Being open-source, programmable, private and censorship resistant, Ethereum forms the backbone of a decentralized internet, which has already spawned significant innovation like initial coin offerings, stablecoins and DeFi applications. The ETH token currently has a market cap exceeding $450 billion as of this press release3.


Polkadot is a network for interoperable blockchains. The Polkadot blockchain network allows blockchains to be designed for very specific uses and still be able to leverage security and data built within the Polkadot framework.

Moreover, Polkadot is a blockchain network designed to support various interconnected, application-specific sub-chains called parachains (short for parallelized chains). Each chain built within Polkadot uses Parity Technologies' Substrate modular framework, which allows developers to select specific components that suit their application-specific chain best. Polkadot refers to the entire ecosystem of parachains that plug into a single base platform known as the Relay Chain. This base platform, which also leverages Substrate, does not support application functionality but instead provides security to the network's parachains and contains Polkadot's consensus, finality, and voting logic3.


In Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanisms, nodes deposit tokens that are then used to validate transactions on the network. The nodes that are chosen are done so at random and are compensated in tokens in return. Staking is an alternative to crypto-mining on a Proof-of-Work network, where rather than expending computational energy, they give up the opportunity cost of capital. Staking requires a level of technical expertise4.

Some PoS networks allow the holders of the Staked coins to participate in major governance decisions of the network through a voting process. Generally speaking, the more coins that are Staked, the more power this individual has on the network4.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a new class of financial applications that provides users with automated and transparent alternatives to traditional financial services without the need of financial institutions. The most popular DeFi applications include decentralized lending, borrowing, asset exchanges, and the decentralized creation of derivative assets. Once Ethereum migrates to PoS in connection with Ethereum 2.0, Tokens believes the vast majority of DeFi applications will be built on top of PoS blockchains. As the DeFi sector grows, the blockchains that power DeFi are also expected to scale, as are the rewards paid by those blockchains to secure their networks4.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a class of individually unique tokens frequently issued using the Ethereum ERC-721 standard. While cryptocurrencies strive to be fungible in that each token is interchangeable with one another, NFT’s are one of a kind making them particularly useful for the gaming industries. The standardization allows any in-game items or identity to be used across various applications, even if they were built by different companies. While gaming is one use case, there are others such as rare art that can benefit from provable digital scarcity for unique items4.



About Corp. is a Proof-of-Stake technology company that provides investors with a simple and secure way to gain exposure to Staking rewards and digital assets that power Decentralized Finance and Non-Fungible Tokens, without the burden of buying, managing and securing digital assets themselves. The Company creates value for its investors through earning Staking yields and the appreciation of its digital asset inventory, all achieved through environmentally friendly technology.

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Certain statements in this news release have been derived from third party sources and have not been independently verified by the Company. In addition, this news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as "plans", "expects', "estimates", "intends", "anticipates", "believes" or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding: the Company's expected use of its bitcoin; expected annual returns and yields; the potential size of the crypto asset market; the impact of digital assets on the economy; expected adoption of blockchain technology and market opportunities related to same; and the Company's beliefs regarding the use of Staking technology by new digital asset platforms. Forward looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, that could cause actual results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including that: the Company's yields from Staking may not continue at the levels expected; competition or other factors may diminish expected returns; market adoption of blockchain may be slower than expected; the Company may need to deploy its Bitcoin in ways other than currently anticipated; the Company may be unable to raise financing needed to continue its business on terms expected or at all; the Company's business is subject to cybersecurity risks; and regulatory changes may impact the Company's ability to conduct its business as currently conducted, as well as other factors beyond the Company's control, and those risk factors included under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's filing statement dated April 22, 2021, which is available under the Company's profile at Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing these forward-looking statements are reasonable based upon the information currently available to management as of the date of this release, actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. Readers are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this release. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made only as of the date of this release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.


For further information, please contact: Corp.
Katherine Sullivan, Head of Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations
Phone: (647) 578-7490

Media Contact: Megan Stangl – Talk Shop Media


For further information, please contact: Corp.
Katherine Sullivan, Head of Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations
Phone: (647) 578-7490

Media Contact: Megan Stangl – Talk Shop Media