DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFi Technologies“) (NEO: DEFI) (GR: RMJR) (OTC: DEFTF), a technology company bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and decentralized finance, today announces that its subsidiary Valour Inc. (“Valour“), an issuer of digital asset exchange traded products (“ETPs“), began trading Valour Uniswap (VALOUR UNISWAP – CH1114178846) on the Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG (“Frankfurt“). The Valour Uniswap ETP enables investors to gain exposure to UNI, the native token of the world’s largest decentralised exchange, Uniswap, simply and securely, via their bank or broker.
Uniswap, the world’s most popular decentralized exchange (“DEX“), is experiencing unprecedented growth, with $4.8bn in total liquidity currently in the platform2. An open source protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain, it is a liquidity provider for the trading of tokens on the Ethereum network, known as ERC-20 tokens. This past weekend, Uniswap Labs shared that the Uniswap protocol passed $500bn USD in total trading volume since its launch in November 2018.
“We are pleased to announce today that the Valour Uniswap ETP created by our subsidiary Valour is now trading on the Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG. This is the first ever Uniswap ETP being offered to the investing public on traditional equity exchanges,” said Russell Starr, Executive Chairman & CEO of DeFi Technologies. “With our fast growing AUM, over 3000% since January, we’re excited to meet investor demand by offering one of the largest and most traded DeFi protocols in our Uniswap ETP.”
Diana Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of Valour, said: “Our Valour Uniswap ETP is the latest in our ongoing response to investor demand for simple, secure access to the decentralised finance (DeFi) ecosystem. We’re thrilled to be bringing the world’s first Uniswap ETP to the German market today, and we will continue to bring more innovative products to markets across Europe this year.”
As of 25 October 2021, Valour had surpassed US$290 million in AUM from the trading of its products on the Nordic Growth Market (“NGM“) and Frankfurt. This achievement marks an exceptional first ten months of 2021, which has seen AUM grow more than 3033% since the start of the year.
By gaining exposure to digital assets via Valour, investors benefit from the standardisation, risk reduction and operational efficiency of a centrally-cleared product listed on a regulated stock exchange. For each product that is bought and sold on the NGM or Frankfurt, Valour purchases or sells the equivalent amount of the underlying asset, meaning that Valour ETPs are fully backed at all times.