Fireblocks, the blockchain infrastructure provider and crypto custodian, has raised $310 million in strategic investments, bringing its total valuation to $2 billion and marking another major milestone for the company.
Michael Shaulov, the CEO of Fireblocks, said that the funding would go toward expanding internal capacity, including increasing the research and development and support teams.
"In addition, we are aggressively expanding into markets such as EMEA and APAC, and we will use funds to grow our go-to-market team."
He added that Fireblocks will place even more emphasis on strategic partnerships.
It has been reported that since launching in 2019, Fireblocks has raised a cumulative $489 million from leading blockchain venture firms. As reported, the company secured $133 million in Series C financing in March of this year.
However, infrastructure solutions provided by Fireblocks have been adopted by over 500 institutions, including cryptocurrency exchanges, hedge funds, market makers, and over-the-counter trading desks. Some of its business partners include BlockFi, eToro, Galaxy Digital, Celsius, and Crypto.com.
"We have seen a certain maturity in the space and the development of projects utilizing blockchain technology [...] outside of the crypto native arena. We are working with a number of financial services firms around the world to expand use-cases regarding projects for digitization of currencies, securities and other real assets."
Likewise, Fireblocks was a key player in developing secure wallet infrastructure for Diem, a forthcoming payment network backed by Facebook. The wallet was designed to allow financial institutions to facilitate transactions directly on the Diem network. Fireblocks is also supporting DeFi money market Aave in its quest to bring a permissioned version of its platform to institutional investors.
Thus, venture capital firms have poured billions into blockchain-focused startups this year, reflecting pent-up investor demand for emerging technologies.