Arcane Crypto AB: Puremarkets announces intention to explore trading and digital asset innovation with State Street and State Street's Currenex

Puremarkets Limited ("Puremarkets" branded as Pure Digital), a company where Arcane Crypto AB ("Arcane") holds 37.5% through Arcane Crypto AS, today publicly announced that State Street's Currenex ("Currenex") have entered into an agreement to provide the trading infrastructure to the Pure Digital platform. In addition, State Street Bank & Trust Company and Puremarkets intend to explore the digital currency trading space via the Pure Digital platform based on an existing LOI between the parties.

Currenex is a market-leading technology provider offering high-performance technology for anonymous and disclosed trade execution. The agreement with Currenex enables rapid set-up of the Pure Digital platform and trading is expected to commence in 2021.

The Pure Digital trading platform will be the first of its kind, offering a wholesale interbank market for Tier 1 investment banks to trade bitcoin and other digital assets. Pure Digital is in discussions with several other Tier 1 investment banks to use the platform, which will provide a high throughput OTC market for digital assets and cryptocurrencies with physical delivery and bank custody.

"It is an important step for Pure Digital that one of the leading banks in the world is now publicly declaring their support for Pure Digital. We believe this will help Pure Digital accelerate their development. That Currenex will provide the technology platform is also important. Currenex is a company and an infrastructure that most of the leading banks in the world already are familiar with and trust. This could further speed up the process of attracting other Tier 1 banks" says Torbjørn Bull Jenssen CEO of Arcane and continues; "Institutional trading is the final frontier for the institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies and Arcane is excited to be a part of that with Pure Digital. Pure Digital leverages an experienced team from the FX industry across sales, trading and product development and a proven track record, delivering a similar platform for banks trading FX."

Lauren Kiley, the CEO of Pure Digital commented "We are very excited to announce State Street's involvement in this initiative. They are exploring digital asset trading with us and also providing the technology as we prepare to bring the institutional market exactly what it needs." Campbell Adams, the Founder of Pure Digital added, "This is a significant and important step for the digital currency space. Pure Digital has purposefully built an ecosystem on next generation components throughout the full trade cycle with many important developments to come."

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB

e-mail: post@arcanecrypto.se

web: investor.arcanecrypto.se

About Arcane Crypto

Arcane Crypto develops and invests in projects, focusing on bitcoin and digital assets. Arcane operates a portfolio of businesses, spanning the value chain for digital finance. As a group we deliver services targeting payments, investment, and trading. In addition, we have a media and research leg.

Arcane has the ambition to become a leading player in the digital assets space by growing the existing businesses, invest in cutting edge projects, and through acquisitions and consolidation.

The Company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser, tel. +46 8 5030 1550, e-mail: ca@mangold.se, web: www.mangold.se.

About Pure Digital

Pure Digital is an interbank marketplace for cryptocurrency price discovery and exchange of wholesale risk provided by Puremarkets. Pure Digital will provide a best-in-class primary institutional marketplace, with a consortium of banks as liquidity providers, custodians, and clearers. Expect meaningful trade size along with price granularity and transparency. The solution uniquely offers pre-trade bilateral credit and multi/smart custody. Pure Digital will also feature the ability for banks to select their counterparties, enabling compliance over geographies with different regulatory environments. The management team bring many years of experience at top tier banks and have successfully delivered a similar platform for the FX market.

The trading environment is currently in beta testing for selected customers of the banks which have signed, or are in the process of signing, LOIs with Pure Digital.

An important next step for Pure Digital is the banks going public with their support for the platform and thereby creating increased interest and market awareness about Pure Digital's offering.

For further information about Puremarkets and the Pure Digital platform please see: https://puredigitalmarkets.com/

Arcane Crypto AB: Puremarkets announces intention to explore trading and digital asset innovation with State Street and State Street's Currenex

Puremarkets Limited ("Puremarkets" branded as Pure Digital), a company where Arcane Crypto AB ("Arcane") holds 37.5% through Arcane Crypto AS, today publicly announced that State Street's Currenex ("Currenex") have entered into an agreement to provide the trading infrastructure to the Pure Digital platform. In addition, State Street Bank & Trust Company and Puremarkets intend to explore the digital currency trading space via the Pure Digital platform based on an existing LOI between the parties.


Arcane Crypto AB: BlockFi and Arcane Research Announce Collaborative Partnership for Institutional Research

Arcane Research, a division of Arcane Crypto AS, which produces data-driven analysis and bespoke research today announced it has entered into a collaborative partnership for institutional research with BlockFi, a financial services company dedicated to building a bridge between cryptocurrencies and traditional financial and wealth management products.


Arcane Crypto completes the acquisition of Kaupang Krypto AS and resolves on a directed set-off issue of shares to the seller Bulltech AS following the acquisition

Arcane Crypto AB ("Arcane Crypto" or the "Company") has, on 13 October 2020, announced that the Company's now subsidiary Arcane Crypto AS had entered into a share purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of all shares in Kaupang Krypto AS ("Kaupang") from Bulltech AS (the "Seller"), in which the consideration consists mainly of (i) NOK 1,000,000 in cash and (ii) NOK 18,500,000 to be set-off against 155,718,793 shares (the "Consideration Shares") in Arcane Crypto (based on the volume-weighted average price of Arcane Crypto's share sixty (60) trading days preceding signing of the share purchase agreement). Closing of the transaction and issuance of the Consideration Shares has today been completed through a directed set-off issue of shares.


Bulletin from Arcane Crypto's Extraordinary General Meeting on 19 March 2021

At the Extraordinary General Meeting in Arcane Crypto AB ("Arcane Crypto" or the "Company") on 19 March 2021, which due to the corona virus has been conducted solely through postal voting in advance pursuant to temporary legislation, the resolutions presented below were passed. All resolutions were in accordance with submitted proposals, which are described in detail in the meeting documents available on the Company's website, investor.arcanecrypto.se.


Kallelse till extra bolagsstämma i Arcane Crypto AB

Aktieägarna i Arcane Crypto AB, org. nr. 556668-3933 ("Arcane Crypto" eller "bolaget"), kallas härmed till extra bolagsstämma att hållas fredagen den 19 mars 2021.


Arcane Crypto AB: Publishes updated company presentation.

Arcane Crypto AB has published an updated company presentation, to be presented in the webcast with CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen today at 10.00am CET Investors, analysts, and media are invited to follow the webcast.


Arcane Crypto AB Publishes Year-End Report for 2020 for then Vertical Venture AB

The report, which can be found at https://investor.arcanecrypto.se/, provides details of the Company's financial performance throughout 2020. Additionally, in connection with the acquisition of Arcane Crypto AS the company entered a re-listing process at Nasdaq First North. The re-listing process was successfully completed, and the company received a preliminary approval from Nasdaq on December 4th, 2020. Arcane Crypto AS was formally acquired on January 11th, 2021 and hence not being consolidated in these numbers. Except for in the section regarding significant events post the balance sheet date, the CEO comments and information on group structure and operations, this report does not contain information related to Arcane Crypto AS and its business.



Arcane Crypto completes a directed new share issue of 99,000,000 new shares, raising proceeds of approximately SEK 49.5 million from Lucerne Capital Management and Klein Invest.

Arcane Crypto AB ("Arcane Crypto" or the "Company") has on 17 February 2021, through a press release, announced that the Company has signed a binding application agreement with two potential investors following a previously announced non-binding term sheet. Arcane Crypto's board of directors has now, pursuant to the authorization granted by the Company's extraordinary general meeting held on 11 January 2021, resolved on and carried out a directed issue of 99,000,000 shares (the "Share Issue") and a directed issue of 49,500,000 warrants of series 2021/2022 (the "Warrant Issue") to the investors Lucerne Capital Management, L.P and Klein Invest AS (the "Directed Issues"). Each (1) warrant of series 2021/2022 entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new ordinary share in the Company during the period commencing when the warrants are registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office up to and including 16 February 2022. The subscription price per share exercised through a warrant of series 2021/2022 is SEK 0.50. Through the Directed Issues Arcane Crypto may, upon full exercise of the warrants, receive proceeds amounting to maximum approximately SEK 74.25 million before deduction of transaction costs.


Arcane Crypto enters into binding application agreement with investors as envisaged by non-binding term sheet announced on 16 February 2021.

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On 16 February 2021, Arcane Crypto AB ("Arcane Crypto" or the "Company") announced through a press release that the Company had entered into a non-binding term sheet with Lucerne Capital Management, L.P ("LCM") and Klein Invest AS ("Klein Invest") regarding an issue of new shares and warrants in the Company. Today LCM and Klein Invest have entered into an application agreement regarding the subscription of such shares and warrants (the "Application Agreement").


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