JERUSALEM, Could 25 (Reuters) – Israeli blockchain expertise agency StarkWare Industries mentioned on Wednesday it raised $100 million in a non-public funding spherical that valued the corporate at $8 billion.
In its prior $50 million funding spherical in November, StarkWare’s valuation was $2 billion.
The brand new spherical was led by Greenoaks Capital and Coatue, and
included Tiger World and different new and present traders. On the identical time, in a secondary transaction, workers company-wide are promoting inventory, the corporate mentioned.
StarkWare mentioned it has developed expertise to make blockchain scalable for mass adoption and that its two-year-old platform “right now handles extra transactions than Bitcoin.”
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