Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitget said it has invested US$30 million in decentralized multi-chain wallet BitKeep to become its controlling shareholder.
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- The investment will let Bitget expand its range of services while supporting BitKeep to improve stability and security of its offerings, the exchange said in a statement.
- In November, Bitget announced plans to expand its workforce to 1,200 with 400 additional hires by the first quarter of 2023.
- Singapore-based BitKeep, founded in 2018, raised its valuation to US$100 million last May after a US$15 million Series A funding round led by Dragonfly Capital.
- BitKeep has over eight million users and supports 90 mainnet networks, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon and Solana, according to the company.
- BitKeep suffered a cryptocurrency theft in October last year when over US$1 million in BNB tokens was stolen by an unidentified hacker.