APTOS Bulletin attracted $ 150 million, and the Unstoppable Domains rating reached $ 1 billion
The cryptocurrency industry is attracted by an increasing number of institutional players. This is evidenced by new investments in infrastructure and more close attention, which companies show to bitcoin as a class of assets. The most important events of the last weeks are in the FORKLOG review.
FTX Ventures and Jump Crypto supported Aptos in the round of $ 150 million
The "scalable blockchain for billions of people" APTOS closed the round of financing of the series A by $ 150 million.
It was led by FTX Ventures and Jump Crypto with the participation of Apollo, Griffin Gaming Partners, Franklin Templeton, Circle Ventures, Superscrypt from Temasek, Andreessen Horowitz and Multicoin.
“Aptos can be a reliable basis for Web3. It will allow users from around the world to feel the advantages of decentralization, ”said the CEO of the project Mo Shayh.
Taking into account the sowing round in March 2022, the startup attracted $ 350 million.
Unstoppable Domains attracted $ 65 million when estimated at $ 1 billion
Decentralized Domains registrar Unstoppable Domains closed the round of the Alert of the series A in the amount of $ 65 million. Investors estimated a startup of $ 1 billion.
The round was headed by the venture company Pantera Capital. Among the participants are Alchemy Ventures, Spartan Group, Okg Investments, Polygon, CoindCX, Coingecco and others.
The raised funds will be directed to stimulate innovation in products and expand partnerships in the Web3 field.
UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS-NFT-domain provider. Each name is an inconsistent token (NFT) released on the Polygon network. According to the press release, the service registered 2.5 million names, including in the zones ".Bitcoin ",".NFT "and".DAO ".
DST GLOBAL PARTNERS and SoftBank supported the MARQVISION AI-Startap in the round of $ 20 million
Intellectual Property Protection Startup Marqvision closed the round of the series A in the amount of $ 20 million.
It was attended by DST Global Partners, Atinum Investments, SoftBank Ventures, Bass Investment and Y-Combinator.
Marqvision is positioned as a SaAS platform based on artificial intelligence. The system monitors the markets of http://coin-graph.site/?paged=6 e -commerce and NFT, identifying fake products.
TOPL blockchain-company focused on social initiatives attracted $ 15 million
TOPL, providing blockchain solutions for tracking and monetizing initiatives in the field of social influence, attracted $ 15 million in the round of financing of series A.
It was jointly held by Mercury, Republic Asia and Cryptology Asset Group. The founder of the company Chris Georgen said that in 2020, during the sowing round, $ 5 million was raised.
The project helps enterprises that strive to track products that correspond to the principles of sustainable development and take into account the social effect.
The raised funds will be sent to the hire of new employees and the implementation of three key aspects of the roadmap: transfer of the blockchain community and launch of the “Transportability-QAK-Service” and “Registration-QAK-Service” applications for carbon loans.
Kucoin attracted strategic investments from SIG in the amount of $ 10 million
Kucoin cryptocurrency exchange attracted $ 10 million strategic investments from the American trading company Susquehanna International Group.
The raised funds will be directed to update the infrastructure of the platform, the expansion of the grocery line and hire of employees.
Kucoin plans to submit new services in Asia, Europe and other regions.
Root Protocol based on the hacking service Beansstalk attracted $ 9 million
The project of marketplace for finance markets, forecasting and trade Root Protocol attracted $ 9 million during the sowing round of financing.
It Accelerate Financial was attended by Road Capital, Nima Capital, Soma Capital, Manifest Crypto and other investors.
Root is created on top of the BEANSTALK stablecoin protocol, which in April lost about $ 181 million as a result of hacking the control system.
Beanstalk releases a “stable coin” Bean for credit. Investors buy debt obligations of the protocol for which interest income is charged.
The Root team seeks to expand the use of a coin with new markets like percentage swaps for profitability or betting platforms.
The raised funds will be sent to direct investment in Beanstalk and an audit of their own protocol.
The BEAN issuer plans to restart on August 6. Root developers expect to present their product in October.
NFT-marketplace Oneof attracted more than $ 8 million
Musical NFT Platform OneOF attracted strategic investments in the amount of more than $ 8 million.
Amex Ventures, Snow Hill Ventures, Sangha Capital, Chain Link Crypto Fund took part in the round. Taking into account the new investraeus, the amount of ONEOF raised funds exceeded $ 72 million.
The company positions itself as an “ecological NFT platform” based on the Tezos blockchain, developed for the musical community.
The blockchain startup of the former Coinbase employee attracted $ 4.5 million
Startup for work with blockchain-dane Coherent, founded by the ex-employee of Coinbase by Karl Cortraite, raised $ 4.5 million during the sowing round of funding.
Investments were provided by Kindred Ventures, Matchstick Ventures and Foundry Group. Among the other participants are Coinbase Ventures, Alchemy, Chapter One and Dan Romero, one of the first employees of the American bitcoin tenge.
Cortraite founded Coherent in April 2022 after four years of work in Coinbase. In the company, he served as a senior engineer-programmer and acted as a member of the venture unit.
According to him, Coherent is working on the API, which will allow developers to create applications and offer new functions using their data.
According to him, the platform will attract the next billion users in the crypto industry. A team of five people plans to launch the tool in September.
Dragonfly Capital headed the Defi Defi-project DEBT DAO
Dragonfly Capital investment company headed the sowing round of the Debt DAO startup of $ 3.5 million.
Financing was also provided by GSR, Numeus and Fasanara Capital. Six business angels joined them, including the former Coinbase Technical Director Baladzhi Srinivasan and David Post from Chainlink Labs.
DEBT DAO positions itself as a decentralized marketplace, uniting all elements of an ecosystem of debt financing for the Defi sector.
Also on FORKLOG:
- The volume of venture investments in the industry for the first half of the year exceeded $ 30 billion.
- The media learned about Ledger’s plans to attract at least $ 100 million.
- Variant cryptan company attracted $ 450 million for two new funds.
- Media: Barclays will acquire a share in Copper Cryptodian.
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