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EigenLayer Series B Round Secures $100M From a16zcrypto

a16zcrypto, a venture capital fund renowned for its commitment to investing in blockchain and web3 startups, has just announced that it is leading the Eigenlayer’s Series B funding following a $100 million investment.

This marks a significant milestone for Eigen Labs, the core development team behind EigenLayer, as the funding round doubles the amount it raised after its Series A funding last year.

EigenLayer Gains Appeal Ahead of Launch

Despite being in its early phase, EigenLayer has been making waves in cryptocurrency as it seeks to revolutionize blockchain technology with its innovative Ethereum staking protocol. 

While EigenLayer is yet to launch, support received via the funding round suggests that the protocol is already gaining traction with increasing interest from crypto investors. All thanks to its unique feature, ETH stakers now have the opportunity to enjoy more returns,  as staked tokens can be reused to secure other networks and protocols.

EigenLayer Expands Etherueum’s Functionalities

Following its design, EigenLayer brings the Ethereum network to a new level with its restaking feature. Notably, the inception of EigenLayer follows Ethereum’s big transition from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake mechanism. 

While this has voided the need for miners within the Ethereum ecosystem, Ethereum staking came into play with validators staking/locking up their tokens for the network’s security. These validators, commonly known as “stakers,” earn ETH for committing their tokens. 

To build on this concept further, EigenLayer allows Ethereum stakeholders to stake their tokens extensively to secure additional decentralized applications and networks. Notably, this will improve the network’s functionalities, propelling Ethereum for further expansion.

The development team behind Eigen Labs has expressed the belief that the protocol could lead to faster advancements in consensus mechanisms, virtual machines, decentralized oracles, bridges, and specialized hardware networks, similar to how Ethereum revolutionized application development with smart contracts.

Jerry Rolon
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After working for 7 years as a Internet Marketer, Jerry now aims to explore the journalistic side of Internet. With his impeccable knowledge in this domain, he churns out some of the best news articles from the internet niche. With respect to acedamics, Jerry earned a degree in business from California State University.

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