EOS developer attracted investment from Peter Thiel and Jihan Wu – media
Blockchain platform Block.one is preparing to announce a new round of fundraising, which was attended by the founder of PayPal and manager of the Founders Fund Peter Thiel and the head of the Chinese mining company Bitmain Jihan Wu. Bloomberg with reference to familiar with the situation sources.
Information about the investment round may be disclosed as early as this week, said a source who wished to remain anonymous due to the private nature of the information. Investors allegedly also included Moore Capital Management LP founder Louis Bacon and billionaire Alan Howard..
Block.one receives investments from Thiel, Wu and others shortly after completing the largest ICO in history, during which it managed to raise $ 4 billion. Currently, the EOS token issued by Block.one and underlying the EOSIO platform is ranked fifth place in the list of the largest digital assets with a capitalization of $ 7 billion.
Block.one was founded in 2016 by Brendan Blamer and Daniel Larimer. Its investors include Michael Novogratz and fintech investor Christian Angermeier, who, along with Thiel, has sponsored a large number of technology companies..
Yesterday, a new record was recorded on the EOS blockchain: the network demonstrated a throughput of 1275 transactions per second. In January, it became known that Thiel’s Founders Fund could hold hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoin.
UPD: Block.one has confirmed this information on its website, including the names of the investors..
“The EOSIO protocol is a great example of blockchain innovation. Its performance and scalability are capable of meeting the needs of consumer applications and paving the way for mass blockchain adoption, ”said Jihan Wu.
“Block.one is preparing to announce its plans for the future and is pleased to welcome key strategic investors who share our values of creating a safer and more connected world,” said Brendan Blamer..
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