Brazilian Crypto Exchange Foxbit Raises $21M in Series A Funding

Funds will be used for developing new technology, team expansion and potential acquisitions, the company said.

This article is adapted from CoinDesk Brasil, a partnership between CoinDesk and InfoMoney, one of Brazil’s leading financial news publications. Follow CoinDesk Brasil on Twitter.

Brazil-based crypto exchange Foxbit has raised $21 million in a Series A funding round led by OK Group, owner of crypto exchange Okcoin.

  • Funds will be used for the development of new technologies, expansion of the company’s product and technology teams, and potential acquisitions, Foxbit announced on Tuesday.
  • “The company has evolved a lot in recent years and together with my partners we understood that this investment was now a necessary step to further improve the services provided to our customers,” Foxbit CEO João Canhada said in a statement.
  • Foxbit had been operating independently until now, the CEO said, adding that the exchange is holding conversations for potential new financing in the near future.
  • Founded in 2014 by João Canhada and Luís Augusto Schiavon, the company currently has 950,000 customers, according to its web site.
  • After the funding round, Foxbit plans to facilitate lower fees by integrating blockchain networks and boost its business-to-business segment by attracting Brazilian traditional players to crypto, the company said.

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This article was translated by Andrés Engler and edited by CoinDesk. The original Portuguese article can be found here.

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