Mike Novogratz’s funding administration agency Galaxy Digital has reportedly participated in a $50 million funding spherical for Figment, a crypto staking startup.
In response to Bloomberg on Monday, Galaxy Digital joined traders like Anchorage and Bonfire Ventures in a Sequence B funding spherical led by Senator Funding Group and Liberty Metropolis Ventures.
The corporate is now reportedly value about $500 million following the contemporary injection of funding capital.
Commenting on the funding spherical, Lorien Gabel, CEO of Figment, stated that the funding marks a “new chapter” for the agency.
The announcement additionally included a quote from Novogratz describing the yield producing potential of proof-of-stake (PoS) as an “vital catalyst” in incentivizing better institutional curiosity in digital property.
PoS is an alternate consensus protocol to proof-of-work that replaces the computational necessities for transaction validation within the latter with a system based mostly on the validator’s stake within the community.
Certainly, Figment reportedly stakes greater than $7 billion value of digital property for over 100 institutional purchasers and is seeking to upscale its workforce to additional develop its enterprise operations.
Novogratz’s feedback about PoS driving institutional adoption of digital property are already enjoying out within the crypto house. Corporations like European telecom big Deutsche Telekom are concerned within the cryptocurrency staking enviornment.
As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, Deutsche Telekom just lately tapped Coinbase Custody because the preferred custodian of its staked Celo (CELO) tokens. Certainly, the corporate can also be a validator on the Celo community by way of its T-Techniques MMS subsidiary.
Again in July, Swiss-licensed digital asset financial institution Sygnum became the first bank to supply Ethereum 2.zero staking providers to institutional purchasers. Certainly, Ethereum’s transition to PoS has been tipped to have profound implications for the rising “Staking as a Service” market.