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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 23, 2023 – WonderFi Technologies Inc. (TSX: WNDR) (OTCQB: WONDF) (WKN: A3C166) (the "Company" or "WonderFi") is pleased to announce that its main operating subsidiary, Bitbuy Technologies Inc. (together with its affiliates, "Bitbuy"), has partnered with Cumberland DRW LLC ("Cumberland") to further enhance liquidity on Bitbuy's registered crypto asset marketplace.
Cumberland is a specialized crypto asset trading subsidiary within the DRW Trading Group ("DRW"), a diversified principal liquidity provider with more than 30 years of experience in traditional and cutting-edge financial markets around the world. Cumberland, which was founded in 2014 and is now one of the world's leading liquidity providers in crypto assets, is anticipated to provide significant additional liquidity to the Bitbuy platform. This effort, which will be supported by DRW's robust offices in Montreal and Toronto, is anticipated to allow the Bitbuy trading platform to fulfill demand from large institutions and retail investors alike.
"We are excited that Cumberland is collaborating with Bitbuy as a registered crypto-trading platform partner in Canada," said WonderFi President and Interim CEO, Dean Skurka. "By accessing Cumberland's deep liquidity, Bitbuy is now better positioned as it continues to strive to offer its users some of the most competitive crypto prices in Canada."
"We are pleased to continue to expand our footprint in Canada - an important market for Cumberland - by offering crypto liquidity to Bitbuy, a registered exchange serving crypto enthusiasts and larger investors across Canada," said Nathalie Ngo, Relationship Manager for Canada. "Cumberland shares Bitbuy's commitment to transparency, and we are confident our deep, consistent liquidity will help the company efficiently and effectively serve its customers."
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WonderFi is a leading technology company with the mission of creating better, unified access to digital assets through centralized and decentralized platforms. WonderFi's executive team and Board of Directors have an established track record in finance and crypto. WonderFi's core team of engineers and technologists believe that everyone should have equal access to finance and are aligned in the mission to empower people around the world to access finance in a simple, smart and secure way. For more information, visit www.wonder.fi.
Launched in 2014 as the crypto arm of global trading firm DRW, Cumberland is one of the world's leading crypto liquidity providers, serving institutional counterparties through OTC spot and derivatives. In addition to its core trading business, Cumberland's global team partners with TradFi and DeFi native companies to advance their Web3 and DeFi strategies, serves as a resource to regulators and policy makers, and makes investments in promising new projects.
orward-Looking Information and Statements
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Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. All subsequent written and oral forward- looking information and statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice.
The Toronto Stock Exchange has not approved or disapproved of the information contained in this release.
The arrangement described in this press release does not create any partnership, joint venture, employment, agency, or other formal business relationship between Bitbuy and Cumberland. Neither Bitbuy nor Cumberland shall be liable for the actions of the other with respect to the activities described in this press release.