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Prophecy Defi Inc
Symbol PDFI
Shares Issued 129,414,240
Close 2022-01-19 C$ 0.32
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Prophecy Defi unit invests in Ronin, IDEX

2022-01-20 11:38 ET - News Release

Mr. John McMahon reports

PROPHECY DEFI'S INVESTMENT COMPANY LAYER2 BLOCKCHAIN CONTINUES TO IDENTIFY AND DEPLOY CAPITAL INTO HIGH YIELD DEFI OPPORTUNITIES

Prophecy Defi Inc. has provided investors with an operational update on its wholly owned subsidiary, Layer2 Blockchain Inc.

Layer2 Blockchain investment update

Layer2 continues to produce significant yields from its existing positions in the Defi (decentralized finance) sector. Core to Layer2's strategy is liquidity mining, which returns a yield on deployed crypto assets irrespective of market conditions. As such, Layer2 will continue to generate revenue even if there is a decline in the underlying price of its crypto assets. Unlike proof of work miners, liquidity miners provide capital to a liquidity pool on a decentralized exchange. These pools support the function of decentralized exchanges, and the liquidity miners are rewarded with a fee for every transaction. In some cases, Layer2 also earns additional founding tokens in the underlying exchanges, which grant governance rights as well as the opportunity for capital appreciation when the tokens initiate trading on the blockchain.

These founding tokens are provided to Layer2 due to the strategic benefits the company provides to new Defi protocols prior to launch. This includes advice on market positioning along with initial capital allocation. Layer2 refers to these opportunities as "day zero," which is where they can add the most value to new protocols and generate outsized returns for investors.

The Layer2 team continues to identify new and fast-growing decentralized exchanges and has recently deployed capital into Ronin and IDEX. Ronin is a day zero opportunity and IDEX is a new exchange that has launched on its own newly created layer two blockchain.

Ronin

Ronin is the underlying blockchain of Axie Infinity, which is the world's most popular play-to-earn video game. Layer2 has become a day zero liquidity provider to Ronin. To date, Layer2 has earned 28,890 RON tokens which are anticipated to begin trading on Jan. 30, 2022.

Andrew Young, chief executive officer of Layer2, states: "Axie Infinity is the undisputed leader of the play-to-earn revolution and we're extremely optimistic that Axie's underlying blockchain, Ronin, will similarly become the go-to infrastructure layer of this new play-to-earn ecosystem. By farming RON, Prophecy Defi gets exposure to one of the fastest-growing segments of the market by utilizing its growing balance sheet to earn RON tokens via liquidity mining."

IDEX

The IDEX exchange recently moved from ethereum to the layer two blockchain Polygon, which should encourage rapid growth on this new low-fee blockchain. IDEX is the first hybrid liquidity decentralized exchange in the world that combines order books and AMMs. Layer2 has deployed capital into four positions on this exchange and over all, this has returned an annual percentage yield of 46.78 per cent from the liquidity mining rewards it has received. Layer2 believes that this unique decentralized exchange model will attract sophisticated market makers and traders to IDEX, who will make it one of the most profitable and active crypto exchanges globally.

"We're thrilled to partner with the Layer2 team and we're confident that their support will help drive monumental growth for the IDEX ecosystem," commented Alex Wearn, co-founder and CEO at IDEX.

Defi sector overview

Defi has been among the fastest-growing segments of the crypto market, largely powered by layer two blockchains. There are now more than 9,000 cryptocurrencies circulating, and the total value locked in Defi protocols has grown more than 100 times over the past 18 months to $240-billion (U.S.).

Layer2 is uniquely positioned to identify high-quality Defi projects before launch, which increases its ability to create outsized returns irrespective of broader market dynamics. The team currently mines in 10 different liquidity pools that are all generating daily yields, thereby hedging against volatility in cryptocurrency asset prices.

John McMahon, CEO of Prophecy Defi, remarks: "Key to our proposition is to provide our shareholders with opportunities to realize gains from Defi protocols that investors wouldn't otherwise have access to. It's the skill and experience of our team and the rapid deployment of capital that gives us a key advantage in the market. As a business we are focused on generating positive returns for our stakeholders while actively contributing to the growth of the Defi sector. Layer2's strategy is specifically tailored to produce sustainable results both in times of market growth and compression."

Prophecy Defi is supported by their advisory committee consisting of accomplished leaders in decentralized finance.

Key accomplishments for Prophecy Defi in fiscal 2021:

  • On Sept. 13, 2021, Prophecy Defi acquired full ownership of Layer2 Blockchain, an operating business with a uniquely qualified and experienced team of Defi operators;
  • Prophecy Defi appointed an advisory board composed of accomplished leaders and builders in Defi to support the company's business operations;
  • On Oct. 19, 2021, Prophecy Defi reported annualized returns of 492.5 per cent in its first 90 days of operations, fulfilling its stated goal of generating immediate returns from capital deployment;
  • Layer2 Blockchain started with an initial deployment of $3.65-million in July, 2021, and has since grown that capital base to $8.14-million as of Dec. 31, 2021, due to its liquidity mining operations and additional advances in capital from Prophecy Defi.

Fiscal 2022 outlook

Prophecy Defi plans on deploying further capital into liquidity mining pools in order to increase absolute returns generated by Layer2.

Prophecy Defi looks to strengthen its operations by acquiring additional businesses and assets that complement Layer2 in order to increase profitability and broaden Prophecy's operational model.

Prophecy Defi anticipates building additional strategic partnerships in Defi in order to reach a global investment audience focused on the development of Defi protocols and solutions.

"Our mission is to provide investors with access to the decentralized finance space by building long-term value through our Tier 1 group of advisers and operators and producing consistent yields from our portfolio," says Mr. McMahon. "Layer2's access to day zero positions in Defi provides a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on this emerging and explosive sector. This is why we continue to increase our deployed capital in Layer2 as we have a bullish long-term outlook on the sector."

About Prophecy Defi Inc.

Prophecy Defi officially launched on June 23, 2021. The company provides retail and institutional investors with access to the decentralized finance space by bridging the gap between Defi and traditional finance. Prophecy Defi invests in diverse Defi and Web 3.0 start-ups to create new business opportunities in a coherent ecosystem.

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