Automata Network Launches With $1M in Funding to Help Keep Dapps Private
The seed round was jointly led by KR1, Alameda Research, IOSG Ventures, Divergence Capital and Genesis Block Ventures.
Decentralized service protocol Automata Network has announced its official launch, backed by a $1 million investment.
- The seed funding round was co-led by various blockchain and decentralized protocol investors, including Genesis Block Ventures, IOSG Ventures and Sam Bankman-Fried's Alameda Research.
- Automata Network provides what it calls "middleware-like" services for decentralized applications (dapps), helping them maintain privacy while allowing frictionless integration onto platforms like Ethereum and Polkadot.
- The protocol harnesses a cryptographic scheme called "oblivious RAM" to conceal data access patterns, while its privacy relayer will offer functionalities such as tamper-proof data sourcing and anonymous voting.
- Automata will attempt to "capture an immediate market demand for privacy-preserving DeFi applications without having to rewrite them," according to IOSG partner Xinshu Dong.
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