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Visa, Blockchain Capital, a16z Back $40 Million Series B Round for Crypto Custodian Anchorage
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Visa, Blockchain Capital, a16z Back $40 Million Series B Round for Crypto Custodian Anchorage

Anchorage, a company providing crypto custody services for institutional investors, has just raised $40 million in a Series B funding round.

In an announcement Wednesday, the firm said the round was led by Blockchain Capital, with Visa Inc. and existing investors such as Andreessen Horowitz also participating. Anchorage has now raised $57 million in total funding since 2017.

Diogo Monica, Anchorage co-founder and president, said:

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“Our mission at Anchorage is to advance institutional participation in the digital asset class, and this funding will improve our ability to do precisely that. To have the support of pioneering organizations like Visa and Blockchain Capital is a validation of Anchorage’s vision for the emerging economy of digital assets.”

The new investment will be used to build out its service, with Anchorage planning to offer support for “all digital assets,” as well as to integrate its offerings with other financial services firms and boost auditing and compliance.

“This investment is consistent with Visa’s global strategy to partner with and invest in emerging fintech companies,” said Terry Angelos, SVP and global head of fintech at Visa. “We’re pleased to add Anchorage to our growing investment portfolio.”

Anchorage has been designed and built for the next generation of crypto assets. Its custody solution, something of a darling among Silicon Valley types, had been included in the Libra Association – an entity founded by Facebook to manage and develop its recently unveiled cryptocurrency project.

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