TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$ETHC--Ether Capital Corporation (“Ether Capital” or “the Company”) (NEO: ETHC) is proud to announce it has allocated an additional 7,488 Ether (C$13.4 million equivalent) to Ethereum Staking, bringing the Company’s total Staking balance to 28,000 ETH (C$50.2 million equivalent) representing 62 per cent of its total Ether portfolio.
Since Ether Capital’s inception in 2018, the Company has held conviction that Ethereum will one day reshape the global economy and act as a primary settlement layer for financial activity. Staking Ether has always been part of the Company’s core strategy to generate yield and support Ethereum as it continues to be the leading Layer-1 protocol. Ether Capital intends to use a portion of the revenue accrued from Staking (i.e. Staking Rewards) to build critical infrastructure that helps investors navigate the Ethereum ecosystem.
Ether Capital is one of the largest institutional holders of Ether and the first public entity in the world to stake a significant quantity of the token to generate yield. The Company believes Staking an additional 7,488 ETH will maximize shareholder value and position Ether Capital as a dominant player in industry. Security is also paramount, which is why the Company relies on a self-custody solution to safeguard both its Staked and non-Staked Ether in cold storage using a multi-signature wallet. This ensures no other parties are granted access to Company assets.
“Staking has always been a fundamental part of our roadmap and following last year’s successful transition to a Proof-of-Stake blockchain, we continue to put our weight behind Ethereum as the number one platform of choice. By staking this additional Ether off our balance sheet, we help maintain the integrity of the network and further decentralize the ecosystem by moving validators away from a small number of service providers and centralized exchanges,” said Brian Mosoff, CEO of Ether Capital.
“Despite the pullback in asset prices over the past 12 months, we believe Ether Capital is in a healthy position to allocate more of our core ETH to Staking in order to generate an attractive yield and accumulate a greater amount of ETH,” said Ian McPherson, President and CFO of Ether Capital. “In 2022, that yield was approximately 5.1 per cent of Staked Ether, generating revenue that supports the growth of our Company.”
Ether Capital looks forward to seeing how Ethereum’s upgrades and scalability efforts play out in the months ahead and will update the market if it decides to Stake more of its Ether balance.
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 the majority 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 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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