Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Metaplex may be the new kid on the block, but their recent backing proves it might be here to stay. Since its inception, it has curated over 85,000 projects and over 5.7 million NFTs. According to Markets Insider, Metaplex has also maneuvered $385 million in NFT transactions spearheaded by Degen Ape Academy and Aurory. Now, the marketplace has closed a $46 million funding round, Markets Insider reports. The round was led by Multicoin Capital and Jump Crypto with participation from Solana Ventures, Alameda Research, and Animoca Brands. In addition, NBA legends Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson also participated alongside 100 additional investors.
Jan 19, 2022