TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$ETHC--Ether Capital Corporation (“Ether Capital” or the “Company”) (NEO: ETHC) is pleased to celebrate a successful Shanghai upgrade (also referred to as the Shapella upgrade) — a major technical achievement by Ethereum developers that charts Ethereum on a path to a fully scalable, decentralized and secure blockchain.
Ether Capital believes Shanghai is one of the most significant events Ethereum has undergone to date as it completes the protocol’s multi-stage transition from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake. The upgrade that occurred on April 12 unlocked ETH liquidity by allowing participants to withdraw their Staked Ether that was previously being held on Ethereum’s Beacon Deposit Contract. This Ether was staked in exchange for the right to approve transactions that occur on the network. Additionally as a result of Shanghai, participants can access their consensus layer rewards (additional ETH) they have received as compensation for proposing and validating blocks.
“The Shanghai upgrade is a game-changer for Ethereum. The Merge initially proved that Ethereum was technically capable of overhauling its base layer to a more efficient and secure form of validation,” said Brian Mosoff, CEO of Ether Capital. “This upgrade paves a path forward for new structured products to emerge, giving a wider spectrum of investors access points. Ether Capital has always believed that staking would become a fundamental part of the industry and Ethereum’s value proposition. The Company remains one of the only access points in the capital markets for ETH exposure plus yield. This is something we firmly believe will increase shareholder value over time as we continue to use a portion of our Ether rewards to develop our operating business.”
There is currently $51 billion (18M ETH) in Staked Ether that is now available for withdrawal, a number which Ether Capital believes will increase over time as further adoption takes hold. To date, the Company has allocated approximately 79% of its portfolio (36,000 ETH) to Ethereum Staking and the yield on the Company’s Staked Ether during Q1 2023 was 5.6%. Ether Capital believes this yield will fluctuate over time based on network activity.
The latest upgrade supports the Company’s long-term investment thesis that Ethereum will become a primary settlement layer that supports trillions-of-dollars’ worth of activity. As Ethereum continues to evolve, Ether Capital remains focused on its three-pronged strategy: To be a long-term net accumulator of Ether, stake the majority of Company assets to generate an attractive yield, and build quality infrastructure that supports the Ethereum ecosystem.
For more information about staking on the Ethereum network and Ether Capital’s Staked Ether, please refer to the Company’s 2023 Annual Information Form available at www.sedar.com.
About Ether Capital Corporation
Ether Capital (NEO: ETHC) is a public technology company with a long-term objective to become a central business and investment hub for the Ethereum ecosystem. The Company has invested most of its balance sheet in Ethereum’s native utility token “Ether” as a core strategic asset and yield-generating instrument. The Company is focused on building financial infrastructure that supports the Ethereum blockchain and delivers corporate value. Ether Capital’s management team and Board of Directors are comprised of crypto natives, leading venture capitalists and traditional finance experts, which uniquely positions the company to identify and capitalize on opportunities in the digital asset ecosystem. For more information, visit http://ethcap.co.
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