Cryptocurrency venture capital funds have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Solana Labs to support further development and execution of decentralized applications and platforms building on Solana.
Solana Labs, the blockchain development studio devoted to incubating Solana projects, announced Wednesday that it had raised $314.15 million through a private token sale — marking one of the largest private sales of the year.
The funding will be used to bootstrap existing and forthcoming decentralized applications and platforms building on Solana. It will also be used to establish a venture investing arm and trading desk dedicated to the Solana network.
Anatoly Yakovenko, founder and CEO of Solana Labs, outlined his network’s ambitious vision to onboard 1 billion users, describing the current blockchain environment as an “inflection point akin to the moment that PCs became widely accessible in the 1970s.” He continued:
“The next phase is onboarding a billion users. Solana was built from the ground up to accommodate this scale.”
“The next wave of