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5 Crypto Startups to Watch Right Now

VCs backed plenty of startups last month; here are the ones we're most bullish on.
Aug 10, 20232 min read

Dear Bankless Nation,

Today's venture investors are backing tomorrow's crypto giants. While there's still plenty of noise out there, fewer startup rounds means it's easier to get a full picture of the coming opportunities.

We've been reviewing all of the venture rounds announced last month, and today we're digging into the five startup-built protocols that we're most excited about – available in full exclusively to our paying subscribers!

- Bankless team

5 Exciting Venture Raises Worth Tracking

Bankless Writer: Jack Inabinet | disclosures

Seizing early investment opportunities has historically been a cornerstone of achieving favorable financial returns within the realm of crypto investing.

Despite the inaccessibility of private markets to the general investing public, it remains vital for anyone active in crypto to keep an eye on the industry’s latest private funding rounds where the earliest stage investments are being made!

By staying apprised of private market investment trends, you can gain a significant investment edge and position yourself one step ahead of the meta every crypto Twitter influencooor is destined to shill in the not-so-distant future…

Today, we’re exploring five of the most interesting venture raises from the month of July to help you get a sense of what upcoming protocols you need to pay attention to in order to stay ahead of the curve!

💱 Ambient

Website | Twitter
Round size: $6.5M
Sector: Exchange


Ambient (formerly known as CrocSwap) is a decentralized exchange that runs entirely through a single smart contract, unlocking numerous advantages over traditional DEX architectures.

Flash accounting, for example, allows trades to occur between pools in the Ambient smart contract with settlement of those trades delayed until the end of the trade. This translates into substantial gas savings for users and makes arbitrage more efficient, aiming to reduce toxic order flow while increasing the profitability of LPs.

Additionally, while alternative DEXs segregate concentrated and full range LPs into different pools (i.e.; Uniswap V3 and V2), all types of liquidity on Ambient are provided to the same pool on a single liquidity curve, increasing liquidity for swappers.

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