NEAR Coin Price Jumps After $150M Capital Raised
The capital injection will be used to expand its Web3 educational programs particularly in emerging communities in Latin America, Turkey and India. The foundation has already established communities in Asia, Africa and Europe.
According to data from Crunchbase, the NEAR foundation has raised a total of $162 million in funding so far. The latest funding comes from international backers including Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Blockchain.com and Baidu Ventures.
The Near Protocol is a scalable blockchain that aims to bring decentralized applications to the masses. Since launching its main blockchain network (mainnet) in 2020, the NEAR network has performed more than 70 million transactions, supporting over 2.3 million accounts. It has 200,000 community members, 1,700 actively monthly builders and more than 100 guilds.
“We’re delighted to be backed by such a fantastic group of investors. It provides proof of what’s been built, and what’s to come,” Illia Polosukin, co-founder of NEAR Protocol, said in the blog post.