Axelar secures investment from Crypto.com Capital to bolster its efforts to connect blockchain ecosystems
Axelar, the universal interoperability network connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets, and users, announced it has secured a strategic investment from Crypto.com Capital, the investment arm of cryptocurrency giant Crypto.com. This investment will support Axelar's mission to bring decentralized interoperability to blockchain ecosystems.
In addition to Crypto.com Capital, other notable investors in this latest funding round for Axelar include Informal Systems Inc; SushiSwap's co-founder, 0xMaki; Morningstar Ventures; Scytale Ventures and Zero Knowledge Validator, among others. This funding will be used to continue growing the core Axelar team and support the ecosystem development. This follows Axelar's Series A funding round in July 2021, which raised $25 million, led by Polychain Capital.
Sergey Gorbunov, Co-founder and CEO, Axelar: "We are grateful for the continued support of our investors and stakeholders, who understand the urgent industry need for a universal interoperability framework, and trust in Axelar to achieve this. With this further funding we will continue to work towards our goal in enabling users to leverage cross-chain interoperability to facilitate asset transfer and increase liquidity, securely expanding their user base and reach."
Axelar protocol is powered by a decentralized network and designed explicitly with a protocol suite, tools, and APIs, designed to break down the barriers to cross-chain communication. The protocol enables developers to build on any blockchain platform, while leveraging global cross-chain liquidity and composability through the Axelar Network. Axelar Network is currently live in testnet with a wide range of early adopters including Polygon, Polkadot, Terra, Avalanche, Pangolin Exchange, and Keplr Wallet.
Bobby Bao, Co-founder, Crypto.com and MD, Crypto.com Capital: "Increased adoption of blockchain has showcased many key limitations in terms of scalability and liquidity. Cross-chain interoperability is emerging as the solution for this, offering transmission of value and information between different blockchain networks. Axelar has a unique approach to interoperability, providing easy connectivity, high security, and robustness to its infrastructure. Our investment in Axelar is another important step towards allowing our users to transact across more assets."