ZenGo raises $20 million for its secure crypto wallet app – TechCrunch

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ZenGo, a mobile app to handle your cryptocurrencies, has raised a $20 million Collection A funding spherical led by Perception Companions. ZenGo is a non-custodial wallet, which implies that the corporate doesn’t handle your crypto property for you — you stay in management.

Different traders embody Distributed International and Austin Rief Ventures. Present traders Benson Oak, Samsung Subsequent, Elron, Collider Ventures, FJ Labs and others additionally participated in at present’s funding spherical.

What makes ZenGo completely different from different wallet apps is that the corporate is attempting to construct one thing that's extra secure than your common crypto wallet whereas remaining easy to make use of and perceive. It competes with different non-custodial wallets, similar to Coinbase Wallet (not Coinbase.com), Argent, and so on.

Specifically, ZenGo relies on multiparty computation (MPC). Whenever you first create your wallet, ZenGo generates a number of secrets and techniques which are saved and encrypted in numerous methods. It implies that the corporate can’t entry your tokens immediately and you'll be able to get well your wallet when you lose your phone.

Different crypto firms centered on infrastructure and enterprise purchasers have additionally opted for MPC as their security mannequin. Fireblocks, an organization that has recently raised $133 million, is one instance.

However ZenGo is constructing a shopper app. In 2020, the corporate has processed greater than $100 million in crypto transactions from 100,000 customers. ZenGo has reached the identical milestone within the first three months of 2021 and added one other 100,000 customers.

You may browse DeFi tasks by way of ZenGo and entry financial savings swimming pools. The startup takes a reduce on these investments.

With at present’s funding spherical, ZenGo plans to increase with the identical philosophy in thoughts. You may anticipate help for extra chains and property, extra partnerships and options to purchase cryptocurrencies and convert them to fiat cash, and so on.

The corporate just lately introduced plans to launch a debit card. This fashion, customers will be capable to convert their crypto property after which spend them wherever Visa playing cards are accepted. In different phrases, ZenGo is constructing a crypto tremendous app with a spotlight on security.

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Source : TechCrunch

Originally posted 2021-04-27 19:59:20.

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