Hong Kong’s HashKey Group, the digital assets and blockchain arm of Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group, has received $360 million commitment from investors for its new blockchain fund.
- The fund will tap into venture equity in Asian startups, as well as early-stage companies and major liquid tokens, the company said in a press release on Friday. It will not target any specific verticals within the blockchain field.
- Given how much the deployment of blockchain in business and consumer cases has grown in the past year, “this is a good time to tap into the potential of the technology and leverage the advantage of early adoption,” Michel Lee, Executive President of HashKey Group said in the press release.
- HashKey Group has invested in some of the world’s biggest blockchain projects, including cross-chain protocol Polkadot, crypto lender BlockFi, decentralized finance protocol Terra, NFT and metaverse fund Animoca Brands, privacy tool Mask, and blockchain node infrastructure provider Blockdaemon.
- HashKey has also invested in firms dealing in brokerage, custody, and staking.