Media: Deribit cryptoderivati ​​exchange has attracted investment for $ 40 million

The Deribit cryptocurrency derivatives exchange closed $ 40 million funding round. The funds were provided by current shareholders, writes The Block with reference to aware sources.

The rating of the platform amounted to $ 400 million. The indicator decreased by more than five times ($ 2.1 billion) since August 2021, when the company attracted $ 100 million.

The commercial director of the platform Luuke Streyers said that “essentially does not matter,” since the funds were provided by the previous investors. Among them: QCP Capital, Akuna Capital and 10t Holdings Foundation Dan Tapiyur. The situation looks different when funds from external sources are attracted, he added.

“This is rather a return of dividends from existing shareholders. We paid a high price earlier and decided that it is more reasonable to strengthen our balance and save assets instead of their distribution between shareholders ”, -explained the top manager.

In June, Deribit announced the Майкл Новограц elimination of the position of the Head Fund Three Arrows Capital (3ac) due to the inability of the latter to fulfill marginal requirements.

Then the head of the platform John Jansen said that its financial stability was not affected. One of the sources of the publication said that the funds raised will restore reserves to the level that had been observed before this incident.

Recall in July Deribit and Blockchain.COM demanded to eliminate 3ac.

Earlier, the media reported on the plans of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange to attract $ 1 billion when estimated at $ 32 billion.

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