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Ethereum Competitor Becomes Focus of Crypto Firm’s New $500,000,000 Investment Fund



A Miami-based venture capital (VC) firm is investing $500 million into an Ethereum (ETH) competitor’s ecosystem.

Blockchain VC firm Borderless Capital says the investment will go towards digital assets powering decentralized applications (DApps) built on Algorand (ALGO), a payments and decentralized finance (DeFi)-focused blockchain network.

Borderless Capital previously launched a separate ALGO fund in 2019 that raised $200 million, according to an announcement from the Algorand Foundation.


Says Arul Murugan, founding managing partner at Borderless Capital,

“Algorand is the most efficient next-generation blockchain software in the market right now, and it is the next frontier for investment opportunities and disruption.

Our Borderless ALGO Fund II will continue to be at the forefront of the ecosystem and further ignite the growth by enabling the new innovation that is coming to blockchain.”


The Ethereum competitor’s native asset ALGO is trading at $1.93 at time of writing, up more than 8% on the day.

The decentralized blockchain network recently partnered with Hivemind Capital Partners, an investment firm founded by Matt Zhang, a 14-year Citigroup Inc veteran.

In October, Algorand also received an endorsement from American financier Anthony Scaramucci, who said the project could breathe new life into the consumer goods sector.


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