Co-founder of PayPal and renowned venture capitalist Peter Thiel and the company Bitmain Technologies Ltd., headed by Gian Wu invested in Block.one company, which is behind the project EOS.
Block.one announced the closing of a strategic investment round, which was attended by Peter Thiel, Bitmain, Louis bacon and Alan Howard. The amount collected in this round of funding was not disclosed.
It is unclear how it will be used the funds raised, however, it is clear that the very presence of such investors has certain institutional advantages Block.one. Brendan Blumer, CEO, said:
Since Block.one is preparing to announce its plans for the future, we are pleased to welcome our new key strategic investors who share our values of creating a more secure and connected world.
11 APR 2018 AntPool is one of the mining pools Bitmain Technologies, LTD, has announced that he intends to run as the manufacturer of blocks in the network EOS(BP). It is noteworthy that since the vote before the close of the last round of investment took only a couple of weeks. It’s a coincidence could not fail to attract public attention, therefore, Jihan Wu was forced to comment on his participation:
Protocol EOSIO is an excellent example of innovative technology in the field of blockchain. Its performance and scalability as a whole meet the needs of custom applications and will undoubtedly contribute to a more widespread adoption of blockchain technology.
Recall that Bitmain posted a profit of 3 to 4 billion US dollars in 2017. And the company recently closed another round of funding series B in the amount of 400 million U.S. dollars, during which time she was estimated at 12 billion US dollars.