Block.one, the company responsible for one of the top cryptocurrencies, EOS, has just received a major investment by $12 billion-worth crypto firm called Bitmain.
Block.one chosen for a large investment
A new major development in the crypto world has seen Block.one, a company behind EOS, receiving a large investment from the largest crypto company, Bitmain. Bitmain’s co-founder, Jihan Wu, stated that the decision to invest in EOS came after its protocol demonstrated significant innovations that came over the course of the previous 12 months. EOS has focused on the creation of a strong, scalable and stable ecosystem, that would support the creation of dApps, as well as commercial decentralized platforms.
Wu even stated that the protocol is a great example of innovation regarding the blockchain technology, with its scalability and performance being capable of meeting the ever-growing consumer needs. According to him, this is yet another very important step towards mainstream adoption of the blockchain technology.
Block.one’s CEO, Brendan Blumer, stated that the company’s goal, for now, is to establish connections and partnerships with various strategic investors. The company wishes to connect to as many people that are sharing EOS team’s goals as possible. He stated that Block.one is almost ready to announce plans for the future, and are now searching for those willing to improve the security and connections of the world.
Bitmain’s investments and interests
Bitmain is currently the largest cryptocurrency company, with a market valuation of $12 billion. This has allowed it to easily surpass the likes of Binance, Coinbase, and even Ripple Labs. Bitmain’s advance was rapid, but the company and its officials obviously proved to be capable enough to professionally handle it.
Recently, Bitmain has become known for investing large amounts in various companies. It invested up to $50 million in one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, and it even led a $110M Series E round for a crypto wallet platform and exchange, Circle. Now, Bitmain decided to support Block.one, who has managed to raise up to $4 billion after a year-long ICO.
Both Wu, as well as the company itself, have been very open with their enthusiasm and excitement regarding dApps and decentralized protocols. Especially when they come from a popular platform that is capable of both attracting, as well as properly serving millions of customers. Now, Block.one seems to be an obvious choice for Bitmain’s plan to expand through the world of cryptos and blockchain. So far, the company has been focused on the creation of crypto mining equipment, as well as on its investment arm.
What is next for EOS?
EOS is at a very important part of its journey currently, and it claims to be capable of serving dApps with millions of users. If true, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, EOS will have to focus on expanding its developer community now. This will be the next most important step in its development, and it will require a developer community that will be capable of rivaling that of Ethereum.
Ethereum is the second largest crypto, which means that it represents a very, very big challenge for EOS. Especially considering that ETH’s developer community numbers over a quarter of a million capable developers. EOS has quite a task laid out before it, but it has already proven to be good at tackling challenges.
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