Digital asset management platform Gnosis Safe has raised $100 million from investors including 1kx, Coinbase Ventures, Tiger Global, Lightspeed and Digital Currency Group (CoinDesk's parent company).
- Gnosis Safe rebranded itself as Safe following a community vote to split off from Ethereum infrastructure builder Gnosis.
- Safe's aim is to provide custody for Web3 applications through its platform, which offers management of digital assets, data and identity for retail and institutional investors.
- It employs smart contracts to provide recovery mechanisms and authentications using multiple private keys. This is meant to address the risk of complete loss of assets should a private key be lost, which may be inhibiting Web3 adoption.
- The company has secured digital assets worth $40 billion, having built the infrastructure for the treasuries of decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) 1inch, crypto exchange Bitfinex and e-commerce platform Shopify.
- The funds raised are for the Safe Ecosystem Foundation, the organization that will oversee the ecosystem of applications and wallets using Safe's smart-contract accounts, providing grants and investments as well as tools and infrastructure.
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