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Alchemy joins Web3 decacorns club following $200M funding

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Abstract:The funding saw the participation of Lightspeed and Silver Lake and some other existing investors.

  Arijit Sarkar 3 minutes ago Alchemy joins Web3 decacorns club following $200M funding

  The Web3 development platform's valuation saw a massive jump of $6.7 billion in just three months since Oct. 2021.

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  Web3 development platform Alchemy anounced a fresh round of $200 million funding, bringing up the companys valuation to $10.2 billion, just above the decacorn threshold.

  The latest funding round was led by venture capital firm Lightspeed along with Silver Lake, an American global private equity firm. Alchemys funding also saw participation from previous major investors as well.

  As Cointelegraph previously reported in Oct 2021, Alchemy attained a $3.5 billion valuation following a $250 million Series C fundraising round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Since October, Alchemy reported a three-fold growth in the number of Web3 initiatives being built on their platform.

  Another reason for Alchemys explosive growth is the increase in the anualized on-chain transaction value. It currently stands at $105 billion compared to a modest $45 billion back before the Horowitz-led funding. Alchemy co-founder and CEO Nikil Viswanathan added:

  “In 2022, well be doubling down on our commitment to meeting developer needs in more places, making it easier than ever to unlock the potential of Web3.”

  According to the anouncement, Alchemy also reported a 6,000% increase in the daily number of API calls from Web3 applications conected to the platform. The company intends to redirect the funding to spread Web3 adoption.

  Some of the initiatives in this regard include the launch of Web3 University — an open educational resource for learning Web3, Alchemy Ventures and a nonfungible token (NFT) API for website developers.

  Related: RSS3 aims to be the decentralized information processor of Web3

  In a recently released white paper, information distribution protocol Really Simple Syndication (RSS) published plans for taking its popular internet feed update to Web3.

  As Cointelegraph reported, RSS3 chalked out intent to release an RSS3 source file for aggregating cyber activities. The data can then be used for building Web3-focused social media, content networks, games and other data-driven applications.

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