Cardano’s Commercial Arm to Invest $100M in DeFi, NFTs and Blockchain Education

A “dedicated” operation will commence next year to further DeFi, NFT solutions and blockchain education efforts.

Sep 27, 2021 at 4:38 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 27, 2021 at 2:07 p.m. UTC

Emurgo, the commercial and venture arm of Cardano, is investing $100 million to boost decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible token (NFT) products and blockchain education efforts for the world’s fourth-largest blockchain.

  • Announced during the Cardano Summit 2021 on Sunday, Emurgo CEO Ken Kodama said the investment would “accelerate the development of the Cardano ecosystem.”
  • “We will create a dedicated operation from 2022,” said Kodama in a tweet following the announcement on Sunday.
  • Emurgo is one of the founding entities of Cardano and provides solutions for developers, companies, and government.
  • The investment arm also announced Sunday it would be pouring additional funding into African artificial intelligence, blockchain and smart technologies firm Adanian Labs.


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