aelf Launches $50 Million Ventures Fund to Boost Blockchain Innovation
aelf Ventures is adopting a vertical and stage-agnostic approach to pledge comprehensive support to innovative Web3 projects.
SINGAPORE, Sept. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — aelf, a high-performance Layer 1 featuring multi-sidechain technology for unlimited scalability, announces the launch of aelf Ventures with an aelf Ecosystem Fund of $50 million.
This bold step resonates with aelf’s mission to create a highly efficient and interoperable future, marked by strategic investments in pioneering teams propelling the transition from Web2 to Web3. The initiative also nurtures innovative blockchain projects within the aelf and multichain ecosystems.
“As we navigate the path toward a decentralised Web3 era, aelf Ventures stands as a guiding light for extraordinary minds and groundbreaking projects. Our mission is clear: to champion those who share our vision, investing in founders driven by passion and ideas that resonate with the essence of aelf. The remarkable journey of aelf Ventures is exemplified through notable investments like Crystal Fun and Mythic Protocol, projects that exemplify our dedication to seamlessly transition Web2 users to thrive in a decentralised Web3 future,” said Hazel Zhang, Head of Investments at aelf.
aelf Ventures is led by a cohort of accomplished experts and trailblazers in the crypto sphere. The eminent objectives of aelf Ventures encapsulate:
- Thesis: aelf Ventures materialises as a pivotal arm, uncovering fresh investment opportunities within Web3 and harnessing its potential as a high-performance Layer 1 venture for standout projects within the bustling blockchain realm.
- Investment Approach: With a keen focus on growth stage transition (Web2 to Web3) and novel possibilities, aelf Ventures champions transformative ventures within both aelf and multichain ecosystems.
- Dual-Track Investments: aelf Ventures embarks on both strategic and financial investments in promising blockchain startups and established crypto enterprises. These investments fortify these enterprises’ growth and foster symbiotic relationships and collaborations within the crypto landscape.
aelf Ventures aims to extend its reach into venture investments spanning diverse sectors, targeting avant-garde projects with visionary founders in alignment with pursuing a decentralised future. The fund favours blockchain innovation, addressing substantial market needs in the Web3 space, including but not limited to Gaming, DeFi, NFTs, and Public Goods.
aelf Ventures has invested in Crystal Fun, a decentralised Web3 game ecosystem aimed at converting Web2 game players into Web3 users through high-quality games, and Mythic Protocol, a protocol building a first-of-its-kind collaborative entertainment, allowing the community to contribute and develop a collaborative universe. Aelf Ventures has also incubated projects like Portkey, a social recovery account abstraction wallet; eBridge, a cross-chain bridge; Forest NFT Marketplace, an NFT marketplace; Awaken Swap, a decentralised exchange (DEX); EWELL, an initial DEX offering (IDO) platform; and BeanGo Town, a casual NFT game.
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aelf, a high-performance Layer 1 featuring multi-sidechain technology for unlimited scalability. aelf blockchain is designed to power the development of Web3 and support its continuous advancement into the future. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Singapore, aelf is one of the pioneers of the mainchain-sidechain architecture concept. Incorporating key foundational components, including AEDPoS, aelf’s variation of a Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus protocol; parallel processing; peer-to-peer (P2P) network communication; cross-chain bridges, and a dynamic side chain indexing mechanism, aelf delivers a highly efficient, safe, and modular ecosystem with high throughput, scalability, and interoperability.
aelf facilitates the building, integrating, and deploying of smart contracts and decentralised apps (dApps) on its blockchain with its native C# software development kit (SDK) and SDKs in other languages, including Java, JS, Python, and Go. aelf’s ecosystem also houses a range of dApps to support a flourishing blockchain network. aelf is committed to fostering innovation within its ecosystem and remains dedicated to driving the development of Web3 and the adoption of blockchain technology.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this press announcement is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, financial, or investment advice. aelf makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided in this press announcement. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency involve inherent risks, including but not limited to market volatility, regulatory changes, and potential security vulnerabilities. By accessing and using the information provided in this press announcement, you agree to indemnify and hold aelf, its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses arising out of or in connection with your use of the information or participation in aelevate. aelf reserves all rights not expressly granted in this press announcement.
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