ConsenSys May Lay Off Up to 60% of Staff

ConsenSys is actively reviewing its portfolio of blockchain projects, either reducing its composition or cutting back funding for start-ups
21 December 2018   852

The blockchain startup ConsenSys can lay off 50-60% of its employees, not 13%, as previously reported. About this writes The Verge.

According to the documents at the source’s disposal, ConsenSys is actively reviewing its portfolio of blockchain projects, either reducing its composition or cutting back funding for start-ups.

To date, the company has supported approximately 36 different start-ups, with teams of between five and 50 people working in their teams. In general, the state of ConsenSys of 1200 people can be reduced by at least 50%.

Founded in October 2014, ConsenSys is focused on the development of the Ethereum network ecosystem. The new strategy, the head of ConsenSys Joseph Lubin announced in early December. In particular, he told staff that the company will tighten standards for supported startups.

SK Group to Invest $10M in ConsenSys

SK Group chairman and the 3rd most wealthy man in country believes digital technologies will play an important role in the further development of the company
03 July 2019   455

SK Group has invested $ 10 million in leading Ethereum-based solutions developer ConsenSys. This is reported by the local news agency Chosun.

As noted, in his today's speech at the technology event in Seoul, the chairman of the board of SK Group and the owner of the third largest fortune ($ 3.4 billion) in South Korea Chey Tae-won expressed his interest in the blockchain technology and the tokenized economy, expressing also the opinion about the need for digitalization of approaches practiced by traditional businesses.

According to him, digital technologies will play an important role in the further development of the SK Group.

It is also reported that in February of this year, the telecommunications division of the conglomerate SK Telecom entered into a partnership agreement with Deutsche Telekom to create a blockchain solution for customer identification.

In April of this year, the media passed information that ConsenSys is going to attract $ 200 million in funding from outside investors with a market valuation of $ 1 billion. To this end, the company began distributing presentation materials to Chinese investors. They say that ConsenSys expects to receive $ 50 million in revenue this year, mainly due to contracts with corporate clients and government agencies.