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Supporting 40+ cutting edge blockchain networks including ETH 2.0, Bitcoin, Cardano, Polkadot, Cosmos, SKALE, MobileCoin, and the Lightning Network in the cloud and on-premise through the Blockdaemon Marketplace, Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers. It is trusted across the blockchain ecosystem including industry’s leading networks, exchanges, enterprises, custodians, developers, and funds. With a 10x growth in revenue since the beginning of the year, Blockdaemon plans to accelerate future growth through targeted acquisitions.

“Blockchain is a key driver of innovation in the financial services industry and Blockdaemon is powering its infrastructure.

Global financial services provider, Goldman Sachs, has recently backed a series A funding round for blockchain infrastructure firm Blockdaemon, which raised $28 million. Goldman Sachs invested $5 million in this round that was spearheaded by Greenspring Associates. The process also included the participation of crypto lending firm BlockFi, and crypto-asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd.

Goldman Sachs has appeared on multiple occasions previously paying attention to crypto and other digital assets.

In May, the bank led a $15 million investment round for a blockchain analytics firm Coin Metrics. It also launched Bitcoin derivatives trading for its institutional clients in the same month.

Blockdaemon is a blockchain node infrastructure service provider for institutional clients including Goldman Sachs.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blockdaemon, the leading independent blockchain infrastructure platform powering 25 million registered users across the platforms they support, has announced that it has closed USD $28 million in its Series A funding round, led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka. Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments, showcasing their continued commitment to a long-term technology partnership.

Konstantin Richter, CEO and Founder of Blockdaemon, said, “This funding represents a significant milestone for Blockdaemon.

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Existing investors including Boldstart Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Greenspring Associates, CoinFund and others returned.

Following the infusion of capital, the Irish Times has reported that company plans to hire 25 to 50 more people by the end of 2022 at its European HQ in Galway, where it currently has a staff of 10. The Galway office was opened in 2018 as a site to grow the the company’s engineering and R&D operations in Europe.

Founded in 2017 by Konstantin Richter, US-headquartered Blockdaemon provides a platform on which blockchains can be managed, with use cases ranging from cryptocurrency exchanges to banks.

Having significantly increased its headcount over the past 12 months, including deepening its executive talent with the appointment of Cecily Mak as Chief Operating Officer and Demetrios Skalkotos as Global Senior Vice President of Sales; Blockdaemon will expand global headcount further following this round. Blockdaemon has averaged more than $5 billion in staked assets and is on track to have upwards of $50 billion by year end. This Series A round demonstrates the significant global commitment to revitalizing existing financial infrastructure by incumbent financial services firms.

“Blockdaemon has demonstrated that enterprises need a simple way to build secure blockchain infrastructure,” said Hunter Somerville, General Partner of Greenspring Associates.


It is trusted across the blockchain ecosystem including industry’s leading networks, exchanges, enterprises, custodians, developers, and funds. With a 10x growth in revenue since the beginning of the year, Blockdaemon plans to accelerate future growth through targeted acquisitions.

“Blockchain is a key driver of innovation in the financial services industry and Blockdaemon is powering its infrastructure. We are excited to join them as they continue to provide institutional-grade blockchain technology to all that want to leverage it,” commented Oli Harris, North America head of digital assets at Goldman Sachs.

Konstantin Richter, CEO and Founder of Blockdaemon is available for interview

About Blockdaemon

Blockdaemon is the leading independent blockchain node infrastructure to stake, scale, and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security and monitoring.

Supporting 40+ cutting edge blockchain networks including ETH 2.0, Bitcoin, Cardano, Polkadot, Cosmos, SKALE, MobileCoin, and the Lightning Network in the cloud and on-premise through the Blockdaemon Marketplace, Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers. It is trusted across the blockchain ecosystem including industry’s leading networks, exchanges, enterprises, custodians, developers, and funds. With a 10x growth in revenue since the beginning of the year, Blockdaemon plans to accelerate future growth through targeted acquisitions.

“Blockchain is a key driver of innovation in the financial services industry and Blockdaemon is powering its infrastructure.

Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

Round is led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from Goldman Sachs, CoinShares, BlockFi, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd. and other existing investors

June 08, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK–Blockdaemon, the leading independent blockchain infrastructure platform powering 25 million registered users across the platforms they support, has announced that it has closed USD $28 million in its Series A funding round, led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.

Blockdaemon has averaged more than $5 billion in staked assets and is on track to have upwards of $50 billion by year end. This Series A round demonstrates the significant global commitment to revitalizing existing financial infrastructure by incumbent financial services firms.

“Blockdaemon has demonstrated that enterprises need a simple way to build secure blockchain infrastructure,” said Hunter Somerville, General Partner of Greenspring Associates. “Konstantin and the Blockdaemon team have done a phenomenal job of making the entry point to blockchain easy and secure, and we look forward to working with them on their next stage of growth.”

Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability, and reliability.

Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments, showcasing their continued commitment to a long-term technology partnership.

Konstantin Richter, CEO and Founder of Blockdaemon, said, “This funding represents a significant milestone for Blockdaemon. With investment from industry leading financial technology providers and VC firms, this round will enable us to further expand our node infrastructure services, add to our growing team, and strengthen our presence in emerging markets across the globe while deepening our existing strategic relationships with global financial institutions.

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