Crypto Deal Flow: August 10–13

Crypto Deal Flow: August 10–13
  1. 1inch| $2.8m | Binance Labs and others| seed

The 1inch Dex Aggregator raised $ 2.8m from Binance Labs Lead Investor and Co-Investors Galaxy Digital, FTX, Dragonfly Capital, Greenfield One, Libertus Capital, IOSG, Divergence Ventures, LAUNCHub Ventures, Kyber Network Founder — Loi Luu and Founder of NEAR protocol — Illia Polosukhin. 1inch allows you to interact from a single interface and with minimal slippage with decentralized protocols MultiSplit, Mooniswap (liquidity pool from the 1inch team), Oasis, Kyber, Uniswap (v1 and v2), Balancer, Bancor, 0x Relays, Airswap.

Source: https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/dex-aggregator-1inch-secures-2-8m-funding-while-its-amm-mooniswap-locks-5-5m/

1inch: https://1inch.exchange/

2. ConsenSys| $20m | JPMorgan

JPMorgan is going to invest $20m in the ConsenSys Ethereum incubator. In total, it is planned to raise $50m. The Ethereum ecosystem will continue to grow. Hope that Ethereum 2.0 will work well soon, the network fees are now prohibitive.

Source: https://ihodl.com/topnews/2020-08-13/jpmorgan-lead-50m-investment-consensys/

Consensus: https://consensys.net/

3. IOST| $1m | DeFi program

IOST opens a $1m program to fund DeFi projects on their network. Oracles, DEX, cross-chain protocols, lending services, derivatives and stablecoins are especially welcome. Another blockchain is fighting for DeFi.

Source: https://medium.com/iost/iost-unveils-1-million-dollar-grant-to-bootstrap-growth-of-defi-projects-focuses-on-oracle-defi-343875967ebe

IOST: https://iost.io/

4. Chia Network| $5m | Slow Ventures and others| equity

Chia Network raised $5m from lead investor Slow Ventures and co-investors IDEO, Collab Crypto and private investor Naval Ravikant. Development is led by Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent. The team is developing their blockchain with a focus on large corporations and governments, of course, with a focus on DeFi. In all rounds since 2017, the team has already raised $16m.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/chia-network-raises-5m-to-rival-new-crop-of-defi-friendly-base-layers

Chia Network: https://www.chia.net/

5. Near| $35m | token sale on Coinlist

Near held a token sale on Coinlist, albeit on the second try, as the site fell completely on the first. On the second attempt, it also fell, but, apparently, the right people entered, so they did not make the third attempt. During the token sale, about $35m was raised (the sale took place in several cryptocurrencies with automatic conversion to USDc).

Source: https://twitter.com/CoinList/status/1293593932282998785

Info about Near: https://coinlist.co/near

6. MicroStrategy| 21454 BTC are bought

On August 6, we already talked about the fact that a large company MicroStrategy plans to invest $250m in alternative assets. More specific news came out this week. The company acquired 21,454 BTC. Corporations are starting to store their reserves in an asset that cannot be depreciated by the actions of governments and monetary authorities.

Source: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/microstrategy-buys-0-1-percent-of-total-bitcoin-supply

MicroStrategy: https://www.microstrategy.com/us