Cross-Ecosystem Platform Evmos Partners With Anchorage Digital to Offer Custody and Staking

The announcement comes following the company’s $27 million token sale

AccessTimeIconNov 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:02 a.m. UTC

Evmos, the connector of the Cosmos and Ethereum blockchains, is teaming up with crypto custody firm Anchorage Digital to offer access and staking of its native token, EVMOS.

The partnership between Anchorage and Evmos aims to bring the inter-blockchain communication protocol to investors and garner more institutional adoption.

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  • This follows last week’s announcement of Evmos raising $27 million in a token sale led by Polychain Capital. That funding was slated towards hiring more engineers as well as building out decentralized applications (dapps) on Evmos.

    “Part of Evmos’ mission is to bring Ethereum into Cosmos,” Evmas co-founder Akash Khosla told CoinDesk. “But then another part of that is to sort of expand the functionality of what you can do with Ethereum-based applications.”

    Evmos is an EVM-compatible blockchain in the Cosmos ecosystem. EVM stands for the Ethereum Virtual Machine, the software that runs smart contracts on Ethereum. Evmos’ EVM-compatibility means that developers are able to launch dapps that are interoperable across the Cosmos and Ethereum ecosystems.

    “We’ve seen a great deal of interest in Cosmos’ ecosystem assets and interoperability networks like Evmos, especially where staking early counts” said Diogo Monica, president and co-founder of Anchorage Digital. “As the digital asset ecosystem continues to grow, cross-chain networks like Evmos are playing an increasingly important role by making it easier to transact and communicate across distinct blockchains.”

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    Margaux Nijkerk

    Margaux Nijkerk reports on the Ethereum protocol and L2s. A graduate of Johns Hopkins and Emory universities, she has a masters in International Affairs & Economics. She holds a small amount of ETH and other altcoins.