Cryptocurrencies.AI Raises $8M to Merge Decentralized and Centralized Trading

The firm is building a centralized exchange and a decentralized one on the Solana blockchain.

May 20, 2021 at 1:33 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:58 p.m. UTC

Cryptocurrencies.AI, a trading platform with centralized and decentralized components, has raised $8 million in a funding round including Alameda Research, Alphabit and other investors.

  • Cryptocurrencies.AI's aim is to debunk the belief that decentralized finance is inherently complex and separate from centralized finance, according to an announcement Thursday.
  • The crypto industry "all too often accepts frustratingly poor user experience and fragmentation as both crypto natives and newcomers are forced to use a variety of different tools to optimize their trading strategies," according to CEO Hisham Khan, a former project lead at Bloomberg.
  • "We’re changing that by bringing everything into one place," Khan said.
  • Its decentralized exchange (DEX) will be built on the Solana blockchain, while its centralized exchange (CEX) will harness a strategic partnership with Binance.
  • DFG, AU21, Master Ventures, Fomocraft Ventures, Protocol Ventures, A195, GBIC and Rarestone Capital also took part in the funding round.


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