Blockchain technology firm ConsenSys raised $65 million

Blockchain technology firm ConsenSys has raised $65 million from major banks and financial services firms including J.P. Morgan, Mastercard and UBS Group to fund its growth and global expansion.
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ConsenSys acquired JPMorgan’s marquee blockchain unit, Quorum, in August last year. As part of the deal, the bank also made a strategic investment in ConsenSys.

Brooklyn-based ConsenSys is a prominent blockchain startup that grew rapidly during the 2017 crypto bubble. It was founded by Joe Lubin, one of the co-founders of ethereum, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency after bitcoin.

ConsenSys underwent a restructuring last year to separate its core software business from its investment activities arm.

The company’s clients include Microsoft Corp, Amazon Web Services, Ernst and Young and Procter & Gamble Co, its website showed.

ConsenSys’ protocols group is also building Central Bank Digital Currencies for six central banks, the company said.