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Is Paypal driving Bitcoin to new highs?

Paypal’s cryptocurrency partner Paxos has raised $142 million in Series C funding led by Declaration Partners, an investment adviser to the family office of Carlyle Group billionaire David Rubenstein.

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The round closed on November 24 and also included investments from PayPal Ventures PYPL (+2.3%) and Paxos’ previous investors RRE Ventures and Liberty City Ventures.

In total, the firm has raised $240 million in venture funding, making it one of the highest funded firms in crypto, after Circle, which has raised $271 million. The firm declined to disclose how much the investment valued the company.

Is there a correlation between Paypal’s embrace and the rise of Bitcoin’s price?


Bitcoin price December 2020

Read the full story on Forbes here.