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软银向巴西Mercado比特币加密交易所投资2亿美元

2021-7-4 17:21


今天有消息称,软银拉丁美洲基金在2TM Group的B轮融资中投资了2亿美元,估值为21亿美元。2TM Group是数字资产集团,拥有加密货币交易所Mercado Bitcoin。巴西交易所拥有280万客户基础,在2021年前五个月处理了50亿美元的交易交易。今年1月,该加密交易所获得了由GP Investimentos和Parallax Ventures牵头的a轮融资。


除了扩大团队外,2TM还希望加速其数字钱包MeuBank的发展,并在获得监管部门批准后推出Bitrust托管服务。


软银集团国际首席执行官、软银集团首席运营官Marcelo Claure表示,软银相信2TM是“巴西加密货币爆炸的决定性参与者”。“加密货币在拉丁美洲有着不可思议的潜力。我们认为,在巴西夺冠对2TM集团至关重要。”


这是软银在该领域的首个大动作。今年5月,它参与了巴西Hashdex的2600万美元融资,但并没有领投。


Line子公司最近与一个基于区块链的数字支付平台签署了一项协议,旨在在南美和非洲推出央行数字货币。


软银集团在1月份成为日本证券型通证协会的成员后,正着眼于证券型通证行业。


作为TBCASoft运营商区块链研究小组(CBSG)联盟的主要成员,它还在电信领域开展活动,探索区块链在移动支付中的使用。

Today it was announced that the SoftBank Latin America fund has invested $200 million at a valuation of $2.1 billion in the Series B funding of 2TM Group, the digital asset group that owns cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin. The Brazilian exchange has a 2.8 million client base and processed $5 billion in trading transactions in the first five months of 2021. The crypto exchange secured a Series A in January led by GP Investimentos and Parallax Ventures.

Apart from expanding its team, 2TM wants to accelerate the growth of its digital wallet MeuBank and, subject to regulatory approval, launch Bitrust as a custodian.

SoftBank believes 2TM is “a defining player in the cryptocurrency explosion in Brazil,” said Marcelo Claure, CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group. “Cryptocurrencies have incredible potential in Latin America. We believe winning in Brazil is critical for 2TM Group.”

This is Softbank’s first big splash in the sector. In May, it participated in the $26 million funding of Brazil’s Hashdex, but it did not lead the round.

Its Line subsidiary recently inked a deal with a blockchain-based digital payment platform targeting the rollout of central bank digital currencies in South America and Africa.

Softbank Group is eyeing the security token sector after becoming a member of the Japan Security Token Association in January. 

It also has activities in the telecoms sector as a leading member in the TBCASoft Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium, exploring the use of blockchain for mobile payments.


来自: Ledger Insights