KR1 targets the cutting edge of blockchain technology

  • KR1 invests in DeFi lending protocol specialist Minterest
  • KR1 present investments in Karura and Shiden blockchain network

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KR1 is a leading digital asset investment company supporting early-stage decentralised and open source blockchain and DeFi projects.

Founded in 2016 and publicly traded in London on the APX segment of the AQSE Growth Market, KR1 has built a notable reputation for generating significant returns by investing in many key projects that are designed to power the decentralised platforms and protocols that are emerging to form new internet infrastructures.

17 Sep 2021

() has invested US$350,000 in Minterest, a decentralised finance company focussed on borrowing and lending protocols.

In return the company will receive a yet-to-be-determined number of MNT tokens – which are digital assets related to the Minterest platform.

“The decentralised finance ecosystem is expanding at a rapid pace, thus it is important to always be pushing the envelope and improving in order for DeFi to move truly mainstream,” said KR1 managing director George McDonaugh.

“Minterest has engineered a great long-term model because everyone gets their fair share of the rewards the protocol generates.”

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02 Sep 2021

() has invested US$500,000 into the Exponent project in return for a yet-to-be-determined amount of XPN tokens.

The Aquis-listed group led a seed funding round and was joined by a network of strategic investors including AngelDAO, Block0, GSR Markets, Golden Gate Ventures, Taureon Capital, Varys Capital, and other blockchain protocol founders and individuals.

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01 Sep 2021

(), the digital asset investment company, has participated in the Moonriver (cryptocurrency network) crowdloan and Kusama parachain auction.

KR1 contributed 5,000 KSM (cryptocurrency tokens) to the Moonriver crowdloan campaign, successfully securing the second parachain slot in the previous round of Kusama parachain auctions.

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11 Jun 2021

‘s () George McDonaugh caught up with Proactive London after participating in a crowdloan for the Shiden Network, a smart contract platform that acts as a research and development chain of the Plasm Network.

He also explains their role in the crowdloan for Karura, a scalable Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) blockchain network and will also be taking part in a parachain auction for Kusama, a Polkadot-based blockchain network.

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