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Dispersion Holdings - Dispersion Holdings investment in Defi Yield

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Dispersion Holdings - Dispersion Holdings investment in Defi Yield
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Dispersion Holdings PLC
21 June 2021

Press Release

21 June 2021 


Dispersion Holdings PLC

("Dispersion" or "The Company") 

Capital Investment into Defi Yield Technologies Inc.

Dispersion (AQSE: DEFI), an investment company specialising in decentralised finance ("DeFi"), is pleased to announce an equity investment of CA$200,000 into the common share capital of Defi Yield Technologies Inc. ("DFTI"), a platform for investment into decentralised financial services. 

Dispersion will acquire 1,111,111 ordinary shares of DFTI at CA$0.18 per share resulting in a shareholding of 3.5% of DFTI's total common share capital at its seed round. DFTI's platform provides an on-ramp into decentralised finance services. DFTI will use its proprietary DeFi yield engine and trading strategies to build a suite of automated, diverse and easy-to-use DeFi products including staking1, the act of locking cryptocurrencies to receive rewards, and yield farming2, where crypto assets are put to work to generate the highest returns possible. 

DFTI is also developing a mobile yield application with fiat on and off ramps allowing anybody to deposit directly from their bank accounts. It aims to generate fees by charging a percentage of assets staked through its applications for its asset allocation services.

The DFTI team includes the founders of Protos Asset Management, a Swiss based provider of cryptocurrency and DeFi exposure generating a 3.5% monthly return in their DeFi yield fund primarily from USD stable coin between November 2019 and April 2021.

DFTI is led by chief executive, Dr. Philipp Kallerhoff, who has significant experience managing hedge funds across asset classes, including digital assets, as well as managing Protos' DeFi hedge fund. He also sits on the advisory board of Dispersion. 

DeFi is an ecosystem of decentralised applications enabling anyone with an internet connection to access a variety of financial products and services spanning crypto asset exchange, margin trading, financial derivatives, synthetic assets, algorithmic trading, and lending markets.

Michael Edwards, Chief Executive of Dispersion Holdings, said: "I am delighted to announce our investment in Defi Yield. Operating across a wide range of fields, from staking to yield farming, and developing offerings at the cutting edge of the DeFi sector, the firm is a leader in innovation and one we are proud to support. Our investment further demonstrates the growing value of the DeFi sector, and the opportunities it has to offer."

This announcement contains information which, prior to its disclosure, was inside information as stipulated under Regulation 11 of the Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019/310 (as amended). 

The directors of Dispersion Holdings plc accept responsibility for this announcement.


For further information please contact:

Dispersion Holdings

Mike Edwards

Chief Executive

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About Dispersion Holdings PLC:

Dispersion Holdings is an investment company specialising in opportunities in decentralised finance (DeFi), a disruptive technology using blockchain and cryptocurrencies to remove financial intermediaries from transactions, creating a cheaper, more efficient and more secure way of providing financial services. Listed on the Aquis Exchange in London, we apply our expertise to the business operations and strategic plans of FinTech companies in the UK, USA and Canada, and act as an accelerator for start-ups and early-stage companies.

Notes to Editors:

1Staking: Most often refers to the process of validating transactions through Proof-Of-Stake mining (POS) on POS blockchains. POS mining typically involves locking funds in a smart contract or node to receive staking rewards for supporting the security and operations of a blockchain network.

2Yield farming: Also known as liquidity mining, yield farming is the process of staking cryptocurrency assets into unique smart contracts/DeFi protocols with the goal of earning interest yield on the deposited asset, as well as "mining" reward tokens, often referred to as governance tokens. These smart contracts, sometimes referred to as liquidity pools, lend or provide the necessary liquidity to facilitate DeFi applications, like decentralized exchanges, and in turn receive a percentage of the fees, as well as incentive rewards. Yield is most commonly generated through lending and automated market making.



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