Elliptic to Raise $23M During New Financing Round

The Series B financing round was headed by the the SBI Holdings and attended by AlbionVC, SignalFire and others 
04 September 2019   1121

Elliptic, a company specializing in tracking transactions on public blockchains, raised $ 23 million following the results of the Series B financing round, which was headed by the Japanese corporation SBI Holdings.

Other investors include AlbionVC, SignalFire, Octopus Ventures and Santander Innoventures.

So, Elliptic intends to gain a foothold in the Asian markets. The company has already opened an office in Singapore and plans to open another one in Japan this week. Note that representatives of SBI Holdings and AlbionVC will be members of the board of directors.

Elliptic founder and CEO James Smith explained the choice of jurisdictions with the progressive views of regulators and the existence of licensing procedures. The company intends to first gain a foothold in Japan, and then conquer the rest of Asia.

He emphasized that SBI Holdings will use Elliptic products that use AI and machine learning, both in its exchange business (VCTrade) and in custodial. In addition, SBI Holdings (a major holder of XRP) believes that the company is best suited for tracking transactions on the Ripple network.

It is also known that Elliptic is developing monitoring services for Libra from Facebook and digital currencies from central banks (CBDC).

We add that in the framework of the seed and funding rounds of Series A, the company has raised a total of $ 12 million over the past five years.

OKEx Ex-CEO to Intend to Raise $40M

Funds are needed for the new exchange called ACDX, which will offer  futures, options, revocable bear/bullish contracts and more
06 February 2020   594

Andy Cheung, who until recently was the operating director of the OKEx cryptocurrency exchange, will open a new derivative trading platform ACDX by the end of the first quarter, CoinDesk reports. The exchange will offer its clients futures, options, revocable bear / bullish contracts, debt contracts and fixed coupon notes.

One of our main goals for the exchange is to provide retail investors with ... structured products that are more commonly used by accredited crypto investors and wealth managers.

 

Andy Cheung

Former chief operating officer at OKEx

In the future, ACDX plans to reach a global level, but first of all it will gather a client base in Asia, using the connections of Cheung and partners in Hong Kong and China. In preparation for the launch, she intends to raise $ 40 million through the sale of tokens and shares in her business to crypto funds, private investment firms and family capital management companies in Europe and Asia. 

We have over $4 million so far and most of the money comes from our own funds. We are in talks with potential investors and likely to announce new investments in the next two months.

 

Andy Cheung

Former chief operating officer at OKEx

To date, ACDX has hired more than 25 employees, including eight developers who are preparing the trading platform for launch.