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Tiger Global leads $15 million Series A for Coinshift

Coinshift, an Indian crypto startup that provides treasury management tools for decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and web3 firms, has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round as it plans to expand to new blockchain networks. Sharing the news exclusively with The Block on Tuesday, Coinshift said Tiger Global led the round, with Sequoia Capital India, Alameda Ventures, Spartan Group, Ethereal Ventures, Polygon Studios and others participating. Angel investors include Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt and Weekend …

Blockchain security firm CertiK reaches $2 billion valuation

Blockchain security firm CertiK has reached a valuation of $2 billion in a new funding round, as a rise in crypto scams underlies the need for more security and protection. The firm has raised $88 million in a Series B3 round. Insight Partners, Tiger Global, and Advent International co-led the round, with Goldman Sachs, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participating. The new funding round comes just three months after CertiK raised $80 million in a Series B2 funding …

NEAR Protocol raises $350 million in new funding round led by Tiger Global

Blockchain project NEAR Protocol has raised $350 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global, with participation from Republic Capital, Hashed, FTX Ventures, Dragonfly Capital, and others. The new funding will help NEAR increase “the number of regional hubs in key community centers across the globe,” according to a company statement. “NEAR is poised to be a leading smart contract blockchain platform, combining first-rate technology with a fast-growing developer ecosystem. We’re excited to support NEAR as we ramp up …

Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockdaemon scores $3.25 billion post-money valuation in new fundraise

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure company, has raised a $207 million funding round that gives the firm a post-money valuation of $3.25 billion, according to a Wednesday afternoon announcement. The latest fundraise comes several months after Blockdaemon raised $155 million in Series B funding in September; the deal at that time garnered the firm a valuation of $1.26 billion. Tiger Global and Sapphire led the new round, with additional support from SoftBank, Boldstart Ventures, Galaxy Digital, StepStone Group, Matrix Capital Management, …

Serum community foundation raises $100M from Tiger Global and others

The Incentive Ecosystem Foundation, a community-led foundation of Project Serum, has raised $75 million in a new funding round. Serum is a Solana-based decentralized exchange and liquidity infrastructure platform. Tiger Global, Commonwealth Asset Management, Tagus Capital, executives at Golden Tree Asset Management, and several other investors participated in the round. This was a token funding round where investors were offered a bunch of different tokens at a discount to their market price, JHL, a contributor to Project Serum, told The …

Ethereum-based video streaming platform Livepeer raises $20 million

Livepeer, a decentralized video streaming platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has raised $20 million in a Series B extension round. Alan Howard and Tiger Global participated in the round, along with existing investors such as Digital Currency Group, Northzone, and Warburg Serres. There was no lead investor in this round. The Series B extension round comes just five months after Livepeer raised $20 million in Series B funding. The new round is also an equity round and brings Livepeer’s …