March 8, 2021

Compound's DeFi Service Raises $ 25 Million From Big Ventures

San Francisco-based startup Compound, which developed the DeFi protocol of the same name, raised $ 25 million in a round of financing Series A, led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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Other participants include Bain Capital Ventures, Polychain Capital, and Paradigm.

The company intends to conclude agreements with a number ofexchanges and brokers, convincing them to use the Compound protocol instead of creating their own unit for lending. At the same time, Compound does not yet have a clear business model.

According to DeFi Pulse, the protocol has frozen assets of $ 102.7 million, which bring passive income to users.

Earlier, Vitalik Buterin said that the DeFi segment of decentralized applications on Ethereum has already achieved significant success.

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