Rainbow receives $18 million in funding for Ethereum wallet
Rainbow receives $18 million in funding for Ethereum wallet
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Rainbow receives $18 million in funding for Ethereum wallet

By Vincenzo Cacioppoli - 16 Feb 2022

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Rainbow, the Ethereum mobile wallet startup that allows people to buy or make transactions in the NFT, web3 and DeFi sectors, has just announced that it has closed an $18 million Series A funding round. 

The success of the Ethereum Rainbow wallet

The funding was led by Seven Seven Six, the venture capital firm founded by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

“Many crypto users, myself included, regard Rainbow as the best designed wallet. The talent of their team, their approach to design and the advocacy of their users position them as leaders in the crypto wallet space”,

said Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Seven Seven Six, commenting on the closing of the funding round.

“User experience matters so much — Rainbow design choices are the reason they’ve already built a cult following and continue to educate and onboard scores of new users to Web3″.

With Rainbow, which has already enjoyed considerable success in just a few months, users can have the best possible support for NFTs. In addition, the wallet provides access to the Ethereum, Optimism, Arbitrum and Polygon networks.

Rainbow’s goals

By the end of this year, according to the company’s business plan, the start-up plans to create and integrate a series of new functions, including a “Swap Aggregator”, which aggregates different exchanges in order to secure the best price.

In the plans of Rainbow’s top management, there would also be further development towards the creation and sharing of identities on the web3 in a completely decentralized manner, using Ethereum Name Service

The not too hidden goal of the three co-founders Christian Baroni, Jin Chung and Mike Demarais is to challenge and possibly replace the dominance of MetaMask, the most widely used Ethereum wallet at present.

The Rainbow app is currently only available in an iOS version, but a public beta version for Android was recently launched, as the company itself announced via Twitter at the end of January.

Alexis Ohanian himself, who among other things is a great lover and collector of NFT artwork, commented on Twitter with enthusiasm on the positive closing of the funding he participated in for Rainbow 

Vincenzo Cacioppoli

Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.

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