TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 25, 2022. ‐ Cypherpunk Holdings Inc. (CSE: HODL, OTC: KHRIF) (“Cypherpunk” or, the “Company“), a sector leader for blockchain, privacy and cryptography focused investments, is pleased to announce that it has sold 450,000 ordinary shares of Animoca Brand Corporation Limited (“AnimocaBrands”), through secondary market trades. The Company received in aggregate approximately $1,522 million Canadian dollars for the sale of these shares (CAD $3.58 per share). The Company still holds 1.55 million ordinary shares of Animoca Brands.
Commenting on the sale, Jeff Gao Cypherpunk’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We are thrilled to have made an investment into Animoca Brands at a time when NFTs were at an inflection point between reckoning and mass adoption. The acquisition was made via an off market transfer organised through introductions from our Executive Chairman and then CEO Tony Guoga. It came at the heels of Animoca’s 65M raise at a valuation of 2.2B and at a time when metaverse projects were in the final stages of take off. The Animoca Brands investment highlights HODL’s ability to source exclusive global dealflow.”
Animoca Brands is a Hong Kong-based game software and venture capital company founded in 2014 by Yat Siu. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of gaming and metaverse products including the REVV and SAND tokens; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products using popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds. Its subsidiaries include The Sandbox, Quidd, Gamee, nWay, Pixowl, and Lympo.
About Cypherpunk Holdings Inc.
Cypherpunk was established to invest in currencies, companies, technologies and protocols, which enhance or protect privacy. Its strategy is to make targeted investments in businesses and assets with strong privacy attributes, often within the blockchain ecosystem, including select cryptocurrencies. Current equity investments include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Samourai Wallet, Wasabi Wallet, Chia, NGRAVE, and Animoca Brands.
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