Aave, one of the most important decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, has just raised an additional $ 25 million from Blockchain.com Ventures, Blockchain Capital and Standard Crypto. DeFi definitely seems far from running out of steam and Aave continues to conquer the sector.
The Aave protocol impresses again
Yesterday, October 12, the Aave protocol announced via the media Bitcoin Machine scam that it had raised an additional $ 25 million for the development of its cryptocurrency lending project focusing on decentralized finance (DeFi).
This funding round was led by Blockchain.com Ventures , the investment arm of the famous crypto-wallet provider. Blockchain Capital and Standard Crypto also participated in this fundraising.
Stani Kulechov , CEO of Aave, said the new shareholder entities will participate in the staking and governance of the protocol . In addition, Aave would now begin a real rapprochement with institutions:
“Aave has raised funds from strategic investors in order to bring DeFi closer to institutional use and to expand the size of the team to serve the growth of Asian markets,” he added.
This additional funding is on top of the $ 24 million , including $ 16.5 million raised in 2017 during a public fundraiser and $ 7.5 million collected from several investment funds in July 2020.
A project in great shape
The performance of the Aave protocol is no longer to be proven , both from a fundamental point of view and in terms of the progress of its token, the LEND .
Moreover, since the beginning of October, the protocol has entered the migration phase of its LEND token, the ecosystem moving to a new token, the AAVE .
According to the team, the AAVE token will allow the community to have more weight in the decisions to be made for the future developments of the protocol, with the aim of increasing decentralization .
„Aave is now moving towards AaveDAO, which means that after the migration from LEND to the AAVE, anyone can integrate new features into the protocol with the Aave team, which allows for decentralization. effectively development and governance, ”explained Stani Kulechov.
To this day, Aave still dominates the DeFi landscape as much, with it being the 3rd largest protocol with the highest total value locked, $ 1.16 billion .
Last August, Aave also created a surprise, obtaining a license to establish electronic money in the United Kingdom .
Such authorization directly provided by the UK regulator gives Aave the ability to offer payment services, just like those of Coinbase and Revolut .
To sum up, the Aave protocol is without a doubt one of the most promising DeFi projects . Despite its daunting performance over the past few months, the arrival of the AAVE token and this additional fundraising has once again strengthened the ecosystem.
The team still has great things to offer the project community, and the AAVE token could once again climb the ranks of the most capitalized cryptocurrencies on the market.