About this Statement
Bitbuy Technologies Inc. (“Bitbuy” or “we”) believes that our users should understand the crypto assets that they are able to trade using our crypto trading platform (the “Platform”). One of the crypto assets we offer through the Platform is Axie Infinity Shards (“AXS”). We created this summary to help you understand the basics of AXS as well as some of the risks involved in acquiring it. While we tried to describe the key features of AXS here, this summary isn’t meant to tell you everything you’d want to know before acquiring it. You should also do your own research on AXS to make sure you are comfortable acquiring it.
Description of AXS
AXS is an Ethereum-based token (known as an ERC-20 token) that functions as an in-game currency and governance token for Axie Infinity. Axie Infinity is a “play-to-earn” video game developed by Sky Mavis, a development company primarily based out of Vietnam.
Sky Mavis describes Axie Infinity as a game universe filled with creatures (known as Axies) that players can collect as pets. Players aim to battle, breed, collect, raise and build kingdoms for their Axies. The game also allows players to own, buy, sell, and trade resources they earn in the game. Sky Mavis intends that AXS will become the primary currency for such transactions. Sky Mavis asserts that AXS will also allow players to earn rewards through staking their tokens and provide players with voting rights on governance issues.
Sky Mavis hopes that Axie Infinity will gradually evolve into a community-owned decentralized organization. This process will occur as AXS is distributed among players and Sky Mavis’ ownership stake in AXS becomes diluted over time.
Like other crypto assets, there are some general risks associated with acquiring AXS. We describe many of these general risks in the risk statement we publish on our website, including risks relating to: (i) volatility; (ii) access, loss or theft, (iii) control of processing power; (iv) settlement of transactions on crypto asset networks; (v) momentum pricing; (vi) private keys; (vii) internet disruptions; (viii) faulty code; (ix) network development and support; (x) regulatory risk; (xi) network forks; (xii) air drops; (xiii) voting rights; (xiv) cybersecurity incidents and other systems and technology problems; and (xv) unforeseeable risks. We also point out some risks that are specific to AXS below. While we tried to describe the key risks associated with AXS here and in our risk statement, these aren’t all of the risks associated with trading in AXS. You should also do your own research on AXS to make sure you are comfortable acquiring it.
AXS’s Dependence on the Ethereum Network
As an ERC-20 token, the strength of AXS is dependent on the strength of the Ethereum network. If the Ethereum network were to experience a serious issue, AXS’s price could decline significantly.
AXS’s Dependence on Axie Infinity
The success of the AXS is predicated on individuals choosing to play Axie Infinity. While Axie Infinity has seen significant user engagement, there is no guarantee that interest in the game will continue at current levels. The price of AXS is likely to decline if Axie Infinity declines in popularity.
How Bitbuy Decides to List Crypto Assets
Bitbuy reviews crypto assets before making them available for trading on the Platform. In making our decision to list a new crypto asset, we consider publicly available information about the crypto asset, including (among other things) its creation, design, governance, usage, supply, demand, maturity, utility, liquidity, material technical risks and legal and regulatory risks.
To date, we have only made crypto assets available for trading on the Platform which have significant supply, demand and liquidity. In our experience, crypto assets with these qualities tend to also satisfy the other criteria we evaluate as part of our review. That being said, our review process is fulsome and flexible, and we don’t prioritize any one factor over another. You should review the risk statement published on our website for more information about our procedures for determining whether to make a crypto asset available for trading on the Platform.
Bitbuy is offering crypto contracts to purchase and sell AXS in reliance on a prospectus exemption contained in the exemptive relief decision Re Bitbuy Technologies Inc. dated November 30, 2021. The statutory rights of action for damages and the right of rescission in section 130.1 of the Securities Act (Ontario) and similar legislation in the other provinces and territories of Canada would not apply in respect of a misrepresentation in this statement.
No Canadian securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about AXS, including an opinion that AXS is not itself a security and/or derivative.