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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.
1/ Today, We Announced Oour $ 150m Series a Gagarin News Funding Round. This is a Testament to OUR Team’s Technical Expertise, The Strength & Activity of OUR Ecosystem and the Vision & Ethos We All Share. https: // t.CO/GGNN4TY9LW
– Aptos (@aptoslabs) July 25, 2022
Investments were also provided by Apollo, Griffin Gaming Partners, Franklin Templeton, Circle Ventures, Superscrypt from Temasek, as well as Andreessen Horowitz and Multicoin.
Taking into account the sowing round in March 2022, the startup attracted $ 350 million.
“Due to interruptions in work and downtime, current blockchains are not suitable for mass implementation. […] Aptos can become 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 Shaih.
The founders of Aptos in the past worked on the Diem (earlier Libra) project from Facebook. In February 2022, Diem Association announced the sale of Silvergate Capital Corporation of intellectual property and other assets related to the management of the payment network.
On March 15, the team announced the launch of the test network for developers. May 16 and June 30 a wide audience gained access to two twists (two more were announced for July and August). The launch of the mainnet is expected until the end of the year.
Recall that in December 2021, the Mysten Labs blockchain startup from another group of immigrants from META attracted $ 36 million, including from Andreessen Horowitz.
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