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Visa支持的Anchorage融资8000万美元,以扩大数字资产托管范围

2021-2-27 10:51

 

安克雷奇最近成为一家特许银行。该公司宣布在C轮融资中融资8,000万美元,由新加坡政府投资公司政府投资工具牵头。其他参与者包括a16z、区块链Capital、Lux和Indico。迄今为止,融资总额为1.37亿美元。


上个月,安克雷奇与另一家投资者签证公司合作,为新银行提供数字资产托管解决方案。考虑到两位创始人的职业生涯,安克雷奇一开始专注于安全监护。联合创始人Diogo Mónica和Nathan McCauley都有安全工程背景,都曾在Square and Docker工作过。


“在安克雷奇,我们的重点一直是让机构参与到数字资产领域,”创始人在一篇博客文章中表示。起初,参与意味着你可以使用安全的监护权。从那以后,它已经发展为广泛的加密金融产品和服务,从担保和治理,到融资和借贷,到交易和DeFi。”


他们继续说:“如今,随着银行和企业为自己和客户寻求进入这一领域,我们预计参与的意义将再次扩大。”


两位创始人概述了未来几个月的计划,包括与neo banks、挑战者银行以及现有银行合作。它还希望支持那些希望在资产负债表上持有数字资产的企业财务主管。


一些人认为,在风险投资方面,欧洲已不再明显落后。或许欧洲最大的数字托管初创公司是METACO。到目前为止,它已经筹集了可观的1700万美元,但远远低于Anchorage的1.37亿美元。其支持者包括渣打银行(Standard Chartered)、瑞士电信(Swisscom)、瑞士邮政(Swiss Post)以及央行服务提供商Giesecke+Devrient。它已经在一些知名机构实施了。

 

Anchorage, which recently became a chartered bank, announced it raised an $80 million Series C round led by Singapore’s GIC, the government investment vehicle. Other participants were a16z, Blockchain Capital, Lux and Indico. Total funding to date is $137 million.

Last month Anchorage partnered with another investor Visa to provide a neobank with a digital asset custody solution. Anchorage started off focusing on secure custody given the founders’ careers. Co-founders Diogo Mónica and Nathan McCauley both have a background in security engineering, having worked at Square and Docker.

“At Anchorage, our focus has always been enabling institutions to participate in the digital asset space,” said the founders in a blog post. “At first, participation meant secure custody you can use. It has since grown to mean a wide range of crypto-native financial products and services, from staking and governance, to financing and lending, to trading and DeFi.”

They continued, “Today, with banks and corporations seeking exposure to the space for themselves and for their customers, we expect the meaning of participation to expand once again.”

The founders outlined plans for the coming months, which include partnering with neo banks, challenger banks as well as incumbents. It also wants to support corporate treasurers that wish to hold digital assets on their balance sheets.

Some have argued that Europe no longer significantly lags behind when it comes to venture capital. Perhaps the largest European digital custody startup is METACO. To date, it has raised a respectable $17 million but well short of Anchorage’s $137 million. Its backers include Standard Chartered, Swisscom, Swiss Post and central bank service provider Giesecke+Devrient. And it has several implementations at high profile institutions.

 

来自: Ledger Insights