KR1 targets the cutting edge of blockchain technology

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  • KR1 takes part in Basilisk community-based project auction
  • 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.

22 Sep 2021

KR1 said it has taken part in the Basilisk crowd loan and Kusama (KSM) para chain auction.

Keld van Schreven, Managing Director and Co-Founder of KR1, said: “Basilisk is an exciting community-focused project run by an exceptional team of crypto thinkers.

“As a permanent deployment on Kusama, Basilisk has strong synergies with Polkadot-facing HydraDX, which, together, will cater to the varying liquidity needs of crypto assets throughout their life cycles.

“Projects can bootstrap liquidity in the early stages using a Basilisk pool, then later move to the HydraDX omnipool to unlock unprecedented cross-chain liquidity in an ‘ocean of assets’.”

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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.

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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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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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