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Trust Machines Secures $150 Million in Funding to Advance DeFi on Bitcoin

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Fri, 02/04/2022 - 07:46
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Vladislav Sopov
Trust Machines, an ecosystem by Stacks founder Muneeb Ali, addresses using Bitcoin (BTC) as settlement layer for DeFi
Trust Machines Secures $150 Million in Funding to Advance DeFi on Bitcoin
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Stacks founder Muneeb Ali and Princeton Computer Science Professor JP Singh introduced a platform designed to advance Bitcoin (BTC) usage as a settlement layer for the Web3 ecosystem.

Trust Machines completes $150 million round right after launch

According to the official announcement shared by Dr. Muneeb Ali, a new platform, Trust Machines, launches to create and promote decentralized applications of various types on Bitcoin (BTC).

The new protocol yielded contributions from blockchain VC heavyweights Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group, GoldenTree, Hivemind and Union Square Ventures.

Dr. Muneeb Ali stressed that Trust Machines launches to expand the success of Stacks, a pioneering platform for Bitcoin-based applications:

With the early foundation built, it's time to concentrate on unlocking the next level of applications and platform technology on Bitcoin, enhancing the platforms for speed, scale and functionality, and making Bitcoin apps a reality for hundreds of millions of users. This is why we launched Trust Machines and, with the backing of our terrific investors, we’re excited to take on this challenge.

Jim Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, is certain that Trust Machines can unlock a wide array of utilities for Bitcoin (BTC) as a trustless and immutable settlement layer for dApps:

We believe that Bitcoin can be more than a store of value; it can also be the settlement layer and platform for Web 3. Muneeb and JP have accomplished a great deal already by making Bitcoin programmable with use cases like lending applications and DAOs. We're excited to support Trust Machines and their mission to help Bitcoin reach its potential.

Supercharging DeFis and DAOs with Bitcoin (BTC)

Typically, Bitcoin (BTC) is not considered a programmable blockchain suitable for decentralized applications and decentralized finance protocols as it does not support mainstream smart contracts.

At the same time, being the oldest and most reliable blockchain in the history of decentralization, Bitcoin (BTC) can bring unparalleled reliability and trust to the sphere of decentralized finances.

Also, the progress of Trust Machines can fuel Bitcoin (BTC) as an asset with previously unseen utility and value.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 6+ years in IT-analytics, 3+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (Swap.online, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)