China’s BSN Developer Raises $30 Million Series A Round to Boost Global Market Presence
Announced on Wednesday, China’s Blockchain Service Network (BSN) developer, Red Date, has raised $30 million in a Series A funding round led by Hong Kong crypto-focused firm, Kenetic. The funding aims to enhance development on the network, increase its team members and boost market adoption across the globe, a statement read.
The closed round funding also saw notable financiers join in, including the Prosperity7, the venture arm of the second largest firm in the world, Saudi Aramco, Swiss financial giant, Pictet Group, and one of the largest banks in Thailand, Bangkok Bank.
The Blockchain Service Network launched mid-last year with an aim to bolster the development of decentralized applications on public and private blockchains. Over the past year, BSN has seen notable blockchains partnerships, including Huobi China, which will provide DLT service solutions, Chainlink decentralized oracles, and Cosmos network.
The project was initiated under the cabinet-level economic policy committee, National Development and Reform Commission, and is being developed under the State Information Center of China.
The project aims at introducing innovative blockchain systems to developing countries in order to close the gap in financial inclusion. Speaking on the recent additional funding, Jehan Chu, managing partner at Kenetic, said Red Date would “use blockchain to help drive financial and technology inclusion for the next 50 years” to these countries. Chu added in a statement to Coindesk,
“There is a rebalancing of global technology infrastructure happening that gives greater access to underdeveloped and underrepresented countries.”
The new funding will also expand the team members working on BSN in order to fasten the launch of its cloud computing resources, which will greatly reduce the costs and barriers of building decentralized applications (DApps). Yifan He, CEO of Red Date, said,
“The Internet’s Golden Age was only made possible when the cost of building websites was reduced to near-zero.”
In a shared statement to BEG, Red Date also added the funding would be used to increase BSN’s presence in the global market and the domestic market as well.