On Tuesday, ConsenSys, the main Ethereum and decentralized protocols software program firm with product suites similar to MetaMask, Infura and Truffle, introduced the shut of a $450-million Collection D funding spherical led by ParaFi Capital. Notable new traders included Temasek, SoftBank Imaginative and prescient Fund 2, Microsoft, Anthos Capital, Sound Ventures and C Ventures. The deal greater than doubles its valuation because the agency’s $200-million Collection C increase in November 2021.
Proceeds from the spherical will, partially, be transformed to Ether (ETH) to rebalance the ratio of ETH to United States greenback equivalents in ConsenSys’ treasury. The agency actively seeks to make use of its personal monetary infrastructure to earn yields on such belongings in decentralized finance (DeFi), protocols and via staking. The proceeds will also support the expansion of MetaMask, with a major redesign scheduled for release later in 2022 and the roll-out of a plug-in extensibility system that will allow integration with a wide variety of blockchain protocols and account security schemes.
Back in January, MetaMask surpassed 30 million monthly active users, representing an increase of 42% in four months. With the wallet, users can mint and collect nonfungible tokens, join decentralized autonomous organizations, and participate in DeFi protocols. Meanwhile, more than 430,000 developers are using the Ethereum development platform Infura. Its Ethereum API now supports more than $1 trillion in annualized on-chain ETH transaction volume.
Joseph Lubin, founder and CEO of ConsenSys, gave the following remarks regarding the development:
“I think of ConsenSys as a broad and deep capabilities machine for the decentralized protocols ecosystem, able to rapidly capitalize at scale on fundamental new constructs that emerge. […] This view has resonated with our crypto native and growth investors in a Series D that will enable us to execute powerful growth strategies.”
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— Dror Avieli (@avieli) March 15, 2022