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The list of the largest funding rounds in crypto history has just got a new addition to the top. Solana Labs, creator of leading Ethereum competitor Solana, has just received $ 314 million from multiple investors, led by Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital. The millions raised by Solana Labs will be used to create a venture investment arm, trading desk for the Solana ecosystem and support the development of new decentralized applications with the aim of attracting more people to the blockchain and ultimately 1 Reaching billion users.

Of the 12 largest crypto investments in history, six were in 2021.

Circle: $ 440 million

Offer date: May 28, 2021

Notable Investors: Fidelity Management and Research Company, Marshall Wace, Digital Currency Group, FTX, Breyer Capital

Valuation after receipt of money: N / A

Valuation so far: $ 3 billion

The payments and treasury infrastructure provider best known as a key developer of the $ 22 billion USDC stablecoin has raised $ 440 million from a large group of institutional and strategic investors. Circle’s platform has supported more than 100 million transactions from more than 10 million individual customers and over 1,000 companies, according to a statement. Circle also recently became VV + 0.2% partner of Visa to help companies on the network process transactions in USDC. Last year, USDC supported over $ 615 billion in transactions through May – up more than 28,000% over the past 12 months.

Bitmain: $ 422 million

Offer date: August 7, 2018

VC round: Series B1

Notable Investors: Crimson Capital China, Bluebell (Asia), Jumbo Sheen Group, Lioness Capital, Palace Investment Company, Pavilion Capital

Post-money valuation: $ 15 billion

Previous valuation: $ 12 billion

As the world’s leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining hardware, Bitmain also operates Antpool, one of the leading Bitcoin mining pools, which accounts for 13% of Bitcoin’s network hash or computing power. Shortly after the $ 422 million capital increase, the Beijing-based company filed for an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in September 2018, but the offer failed amid the Bitcoin crash and market slowdown.

BlockFi: $ 350 million

Offer date: March 11, 2021

VC round: Serie D

Notable Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Partner of DST Global, Pomp Investments, Tiger Global, Susquehanna Government Products

Post-money valuation: $ 3 billion

Valuation so far: $ 435 million

BlockFi, founded in 2017 and based in New Jersey, is now one of the leading providers of cryptocurrency loans. The products span multiple categories, including crypto-secured loans and interest-bearing accounts, through which investors can earn interest on their crypto holdings. Rumors of BlockFi’s potential IPO began circulating last July after reports of a job offer that included some of the company’s support in the IPO were reported.

Solana Labs: $ 314 million

Offer date: June 9, 2021

VC round: Private placement token sale

Notable investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, Alameda Research, Blockchange Ventures, CMS Holdings.

Valuation after receipt of money: N / A

Previous Rating: N / A

Solana is a proof-of-stake blockchain challenger for the leading blockchain Ethereum. The Solana team states that the blockchain offers both scalability and speed. Solana is able to process more than 1,000 transactions per second (TPS), while Ethereum processes around 14 TPS, according to blockchair. To date, Solana has enabled more than 19 billion on-chain transitions and is home to a number of decentralized products, including Serum, a decentralized exchange founded by billionaire FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

Dapper Labs: $ 305 million

Offer date: March 30, 2021

VC round: 5th round

Notable investors: Coatue Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant

Post-money valuation: $ 2.6 billion

Previous Rating: N / A

The Vancouver-based startup is best known as the developer of NBA Top Shot, an NFT marketplace for basketball video highlights or “moments”. The project, which has already passed the $ 500 million mark in trading volume, is largely responsible for the boom in non-fungible tokens (NFTs), essentially digital proof of ownership that can be tracked on a blockchain. Previously, Dapper Labs developed a popular Ethereum game with cultivable collectibles called CryptoKitties.

Blockchain.com: $ 300 million

Offer date: March 24, 2021

VC round: Series C

Notable Investors: Partners of DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, VY Capital

Post-money valuation: $ 5.2 billion

Valuation so far: $ 3 billion

Blockchain.com offers a variety of crypto services to retail and institutional customers, but is best known for its non-custody digital wallets. Unlike their third-party controlled counterparts, these wallets give users full control over their private keys, which are the ownership of crypto assets. The London-based company claims to have processed 28% of all Bitcoin transactions since 2012.

Bakkt: $ 300 million

Offer date: March 16, 2020

VC round: Serie B

Notable Investors: Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), BCG Digital Ventures, PayU

Valuation after receipt of money: N / A

Previous Rating: N / A

In February 2020, the crypto company owned by ICE (the owner of the New York Stock Exchange) announced the acquisition of Bridge2 Solutions, a loyalty program provider, to run Bakkt’s one-stop-shop retail platform. The service called Bakkt App enables users to combine various digital assets, including loyalty points, rewards programs, gaming assets, and cryptocurrencies, in one wallet. In January, Bakkt announced that it would go public in a SPAC merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings with an enterprise value of approximately $ 2.1 billion. Upon completion of the transaction in the second quarter of 2021, the combined company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as Bakkt Holdings, Inc.

Coinbase: $ 300 million

Offer date: October 30, 2018

VC round: Series E

Notable investors: Tiger Global Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Polychain Capital

Post-money valuation: $ 8.04 billion

Previous valuation: $ 1.71 billion

On February 25, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States applied for a direct listing on the Nasdaq NDAQ exchange. Coinbase was valued at $ 68 billion based on recent filings. On March 19, the company was fined $ 6.5 million by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for running on its GDAX platform, later renamed Coinbase Pro, between 2015 and 2018 , false transaction reports and wash trading. The direct listing went live on April 14th under the ticker COIN.

Bitmain: $ 292.7 million

Offer date: June 19, 2018

VC round: Serie B

Notable Investors: Sequoia Capital, Coatue Management, China Taijia, Blue Lighthouse Services

Post-money valuation: $ 12 billion

Previous valuation: $ 100 million

Bitmain, the world’s leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining hardware and Antpool operator, has carried out two record-breaking venture capital financing rounds, ranking second and ninth on that list.

Name: $ 250 million

Offer date: May 5, 2021

VC round: Series C

Notable investors: Coatue, Tiger Global, Paradigm, Valor Capital Group, QED, Pantera Capital.

Post-money valuation: $ 2.2 billion

Previous Rating: N / A

Bitso, based in Mexico City, was founded in 2014 and is the largest cryptocurrency platform in Latin America. It offers multiple crypto products and services to more than 2 million customers in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. These include the Bitso app, which allows users to buy, sell, send or receive Bitcoin and 8 other cryptocurrencies; Bitso Alpha, a professional crypto trading platform; and Bitso Business, a suite of cross-border products for local businesses. Bitso claims to have a market share of more than 95% in Mexico and more than 60% in Argentina.

Hangzhou Qulian technology: $ 235 million

Offer date: June 4, 2018

VC round: Serie B

Notable Investors: Xinhu Zhongbao Company, China Gaoxin Investment Group, State Development and Investment Corporation

Post-money valuation: $ 470.25 million

Valuation so far: $ 40.33 million

Qulian Technology provides blockchain products to China’s major organizations and institutions, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration for Market Regulation, the State Grid, and local governments. The FiLoop one-stop blockchain open-service BaaS platform is used by some of the largest banks in China, including China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Merchants Bank, according to the company. Qulian Technology’s partners also include Google Demokratie and Microsoft MSFT

Bithumb: $ 200 million

Offer date: 04/19/2019

VC round: 2nd round

Notable investors: Vidente, ID Ventures (South Korea), ST Blockchain Fund

Post-money valuation: N / A, valued at $ 888.27 million as of January 2021

Previous valuation: $ 868.42 million

In September 2020, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency reportedly raided the offices of one of South Korea’s largest crypto exchanges on fraud allegations linked to a $ 25 million token sale that never happened and resulted in losses for investors.