Cardano Fund Invests in COTI Ahead of Smart Contract Launch

Key Takeaways

  • cFund, the Cardano ecosystem venture fund, has announced an investment in COTI.
  • COTI builds infrastructure for facilitating “finance on the blockchain”.
  • Cardano and COTI have partnered in the past. COTI helped launch ADA Pay in 2019.

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cFund, Cardano’s venture fund, is investing in COTI. 

Cardano Makes VC Investment 

The investment will set the path for the two projects to explore “cooperation and collaboration.” COTI builds fintech infrastructure for blockchain, allowing for the creation of native payment solutions.

It focuses on bringing scalability to blockchain-based payments, which have traditionally been held back by high fees and network congestion. It’s worked closely with Cardano in the past, creating the earliest version of ADA Pay in 2019 and will upgrade the solution ahead of Shelley’s launch.

Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO at COTI, highlighted the tight relationship between COTI and Cardano. He said: 

Cardano has one of the biggest and most engaged communities in the space and we are excited to join this family as partners. Today marks a milestone for COTI’s development and we’re excited to look to the future and to work together with the Cardano team.”

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson added that the blockchain intends to “leverage [COTI’s] advanced fintech architecture to enable future finance applications on ADA.” 

cFund has been set up specifically to support projects working within the Cardano ecosystem. Wave Financial will manage the fund. 

Though the exact size of the investment has not been revealed, further announcements are expected sometime in 2021. 

Blockchain’s Development Continues 

The news of the COTI investment is another sign that the Cardano ecosystem is growing. The project is set to launch its Shelley mainnet in the coming weeks. It’s one of its most anticipated updates, focused on bringing decentralization to the network.

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