Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 2, 2022) – WonderFi Technologies Inc. (TSX: WNDR) (OTC Pink: WONDF) (WKN: A3C166) (FSE: WNDR) (the “Company” or “WonderFi“) is pleased to announce it has initiated the application process in multiple jurisdictions including in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia to expand Bitbuy Technologies Inc. (and together with its affiliates, “Bitbuy“) internationally, in furtherance of the Company’s mission to provide simple access to crypto trading in a compliant and regulated manner.
These G20 jurisdictions have advanced financial infrastructure and are leaders in the global economy. WonderFi believes its investment in working with the regulators in these key jurisdictions to bring regulated crypto to their populations will help to legitimize crypto and create more confidence for users and investors in the years to come. The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have a combined population of over 400 million.
Further, WonderFi announces that, in connection with its recent acquisitions of Bitbuy and Coinberry Limited (“Coinberry“), the Company is executing on its acquisition integration strategy to streamline internal functions across the three companies, primarily with respect to Information Technology, Security, Operations and Marketing (the “Integration Strategy“).
WonderFi anticipates reductions in expenses associated with salaries and wages of approximately 20% for fiscal 2022, along with further potential reductions in operating costs among WonderFi, Bitbuy and Coinberry as synergies from consolidating vendors and renegotiating terms are realized. In connection with the Integration Strategy, Michael Arbus, CEO of Bitbuy, will step down on mutually agreed terms with the Company and Dean Skurka, President of Bitbuy will continue to provide overall leadership support to both Bitbuy and Coinberry in his role of Head of Exchanges at WonderFi.
Michael Arbus stated: “I want to thank everyone that helped to make Bitbuy a leading crypto asset trading platform. It has been a pleasure working with investors, management and our amazing team. It has been an incredible journey at Bitbuy and WonderFi and I continue to believe strongly in the Company’s future.”
WonderFi CEO Ben Samaroo commented: “The Integration Strategy that we are undertaking will allow us to be more agile and streamlined as we expand globally. We have built a strong foundation for future growth by streamlining our operations, and we will continue to maximize shareholder value through bringing compliant crypto to the masses.”
For additional information, please contact:
WonderFi Technologies Inc.
Ben Samaroo, CEO
Investor Relations Contact: [email protected]
Binu Koshy, Communications Director
WonderFi is a leading technology company with the mission of creating better access to digital assets through compliant centralized and decentralized platforms including Bitbuy and Coinberry. WonderFi provides unified access to digital assets including crypto, DeFi, gaming and NFTs, in a compliant and regulated environment. WonderFi’s executive team and Board of Directors have an established track record in finance and crypto, with previous experience at Amazon, Shopify, PayPal, Galaxy Digital and Hut 8. 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.
Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company’s beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “projected”, “estimated”, or variations of such words.
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