Flash News: OKX Ventures Announces Investment in Taiko, a Decentralized ZK-Rollup

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX Ventures, the investment arm of the second-largest crypto platform by trading volume and Web3 technology company OKX, has issued updates for the day of June 16, 2023.

OKX Ventures Announces Investment in Taiko, a Decentralized ZK-Rollup

OKX Ventures is proud to announce its recent investment in Taiko, a decentralized, Ethereum-equivalent ZK-Rollup. Taiko is currently building a Type-1 ZK-EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) that enables developers and users to experience Ethereum securely with lower transaction fees, while retaining the ability to re-use their existing codebase and tooling.

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As a fully permissionless and decentralized ZK-Rollup, Taiko’s goal is to empower a vibrant community of block proposers, provers and node runners via its trustless network. The project will launch its mainnet next year.

OKX Ventures Founder Dora Yue said: “We are honored to announce our investment in Taiko, which seizes “Type 1″ positioning across the zk-EVM spectrum and has a host of advantages in regards to UX and technical design. We strongly support the team’s commitment to being a fully permissionless and decentralized ZK-Rollup.”

Over the past two years, OKX Ventures has invested in 300 projects across five continents with a fund size of approximately USD$1 billion, covering almost all tracks of investment. OKX Ventures focuses on supporting cutting-edge blockchain innovations and exploring high-quality projects that demonstrate long-term value. It remains bullish on the ZK ecosystem, infrastructure, multi-chain and Web3 projects, and its recent investments in projects like Taiko, Berachain, Sei Network, Cetus Protocol and Alienswap reflect this focus.

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About OKX Ventures

OKX Ventures is the investment arm of the second-largest crypto exchange by trading volume and Web3 technology company OKX, with an initial capital commitment of USD 100 million. It focuses on exploring the best blockchain projects on a global scale, supporting cutting-edge blockchain technology innovation, promoting the healthy development of the global blockchain industry, and investing in long-term structural value.

Through its commitment to supporting entrepreneurs who contribute to the development of the blockchain industry, OKX Ventures helps build innovative companies and brings global resources and historical experience to blockchain projects.

Find out more about OKX Ventures here.

About OKX

A leading global technology company driving the future of Web3, OKX provides a comprehensive suite of products to meet the needs of beginners and experts alike, including the OKX Wallet, NFT Marketplace and DEX.

OKX partners with a number of the world’s top brands and athletes, including: English Premier League champions Manchester City F.C., McLaren Formula 1, The Tribeca Festival, golfer Ian Poulter, Olympian Scotty James, and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

As a leader building innovative technology products, OKX believes in challenging the status quo. The company recently launched a global brand campaign entitled, The System Needs a Rewrite, which advocates for a new paradigm led by Web3 self-managed technology to replace existing centralized systems.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit: okx.com

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