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Pantera Capital and Arrington XRP Capital lead $5.8M Unbound Finance raise

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Cryptocurrency asset managers Pantera Capital and Arrington XRP Capital have co-led a $5.8 million non-public funding spherical for Unbound Finance, an up-and-coming DeFi treasury protocol for pooled tokens. 

The funds will probably be used to additional develop Unbound Finance’s cross-chain stablecoin platform, together with the event of native bridges for immediate transfers between its native UNB stablecoin and different artificial belongings, the corporate introduced Wednesday.

Unbound Finance operates a so-called “liquidation-free collateralization platform,” which, because the identify suggests, permits customers to acquire interest-free loans towards collateralized tokens.

Automated market makers are “DeFi’s Zero to One Innovation and we’re constructing the aggregator layer to allow larger yields [and] capital effectivity for our customers,” mentioned Tarun Jaswani, CEO and Founding father of Unbound Finance.

There are some severe backers behind Unbound Finance’s $5.8 million elevate. Along with Pantera Capital and Michael Arrington’s XRP Capital, the undertaking obtained direct funding from Hashed, Coin98 Ventures, LedgerPrime, CMS Holdings and plenty of others. Over a dozen angel traders additionally participated within the elevate, together with the founders of Angelist, Enjin, Gnosis, Kyber Community, Polygon, Concord, Polkastarter and others.

Pantera CEO Dan Morehead commented on the influence Unbound Finance might have on the budding DeFi trade:

“Unbound has nice potential to play a lead function within the DeFi area by specializing in liquidity pool tokens. We’re excited to assist the Unbound crew as they construct the important thing instruments to capitalize upon this untouched a part of the DeFi ecosystem.”

A punishing reversal for digital asset markets over the previous six weeks hasn’t prevented enterprise corporations from backing promising initiatives, particularly within the DeFi area. As Cointelegraph reported, crypto- and blockchain-based corporations are seeking massive valuations following a number of extremely profitable non-public funding rounds.

In the meantime, the blockchain growth arm behind Solana introduced Tuesday that it had raised another $314.15 million from mega traders together with Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.