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Large Govt-Owned Fund Invests in Binance Expansion to Singapore

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Tue, 10/23/2018 - 13:26
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Yuri Molchan
Changpeng Zhao announced cooperation with Vertex Ventures
Large Govt-Owned Fund Invests in Binance Expansion to Singapore
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On Monday morning, the CEO of Binance made a positive announcement to the crypto community. According to Bloomberg, the Vertex Ventures fund has invested in the world’s biggest trading platform.

Vertex Ventures funds Binance expansion to Singapore

At the start of September, Changpeng Zhao publicly stated the launch of a closed beta-testing of the Singapore-located crypto-to-fiat exchange for a narrow circle of investors. Back then numerous questions from ordinary crypto investors about the first fiat-trading platform of Binance.

Now, it turns out that Binance has received funds from Vertex Ventures, a spring-off of Temasek Holdings, owned by the Singaporean government.

Special interest in Binance in Singapore

The reps of Vertex Ventures that reportedly manages around $1.5 bln in assets have publicly shared that the company is particularly interested in Binance establishing its branch in Singapore. This is the third go the startup has had at setting up a fiat trading crypto platform in their country.

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Institutional investors attracted by crypto

The details of the Binance investment remain undisclosed. However, it seems clear that the financial assistance of Vertex has encouraged Binance to spread their markets into new countries. The funding itself was made by the Chinese and Southeast Asia and Indian branches of Vertex. The startup seems interested in spreading crypto trade around the Asian region and they have, apparently, chosen Binance to do that for them.

This seems to be an evidence that even despite the bearish market conventional financial organizations can be attracted by profits that the crypto industry can offer.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.