ZenGo Crypto Wallet Plans To Expand After Its Recent $20M Series A
Image Source: ZenGo

ZenGo, a crypto mobile wallet for retail investors, recently announced that it closed a $20M Series A funding round. The funding round was led by Insight Partners. Other participants involved in the raise included Distributed Global and Austin Rief Ventures. Additionally, existing investors such as Samsung Next, Benson Oak Ventures, FJ Labs, and Collider Ventures took part.

How The Funds Will Be Used

According to the April 27th announcement, ZenGo will use these funds to expand its existing financial services. Users of the ZenGo wallet can buy, sell, trade, and seamlessly earn digital assets. Its core infrastructure creates an environment where users no longer have to worry about private keys, passwords, or seed phrases. Additionally, facial biometrics gives investors complete control over their assets. 

As part of the expansion effort, ZenGo will offer users access to more chains and digital assets. Currently, users have access to over 50 assets that include Terra, Tezos, Binance Coin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin. ZenGo also plans to improve the wallet’s security by upgrading the Keyless Wallet technology. The recent investment comes less than 12 months after they launched the iOS and Android versions of the crypto wallet in early 2020. It also comes less than three months after the wallet broke its previous annual processing volumes to achieve $100M in Q1 2021 alone.

ZenGo Crypto
Source: ZenGo Website Screenshot

Why ZenGo Is Unique

One unique aspect of ZenGo is the Keyless Wallet technology. The infrastructure replaces the traditional private key technology with a pair of independently mathematical secret shares. It manages to achieve this while remaining on-chain and user-controlled.

Unlike crypto exchanges, ZenGo does not have access to user funds. Additionally, unlike traditional self-hosted solutions, users can backup, and restore their accounts using facial biometrics. The innovative feature makes it possible for ZenGo users to have full control and ownership of their crypto assets.

The ZenGo mobile wallet is available on iOS and Android devices. It offers retail investors a safe and easy method for buying, selling, trading, and earning via 50+ cryptocurrencies and growing. The company has a mission of ending financial exclusion and lowering the entry barrier into the digital economy via its wallet service.

Leadership Thoughts 

According to the CEO and co-founder of ZenGo, Ouriel Ohayon, they believe that a crypto-based future will require radically simple, mobile-first, on-chain solutions. He added,

Our approach to security, based on MPC, eliminates traditional single points of failure, and has helped us build an innovative consumer-grade wallet that makes crypto simpler, and also an order of magnitude safer.”

According to the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Insight Partners, the most exciting aspect of ZenGo is the team. He noted that the co-founders offered a special mix of consumer knowledge and crypto expertise. He added,

“They understand the latest developments across the ecosystem and push the limits of threshold cryptography and Multiparty Computation (MPC). As new protocols mature, the team has innovated with products that enhance the user experience. We are thrilled to partner with ZenGo as they continue to scale and reach new consumers.”

Notice: Information contained herein is not and should not be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation to buy or sell securities. The information has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable; however, no guarantee is made or implied with respect to its accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. Authors may own the cryptocurrency they discuss. The information and content are subject to change without notice. Visionary Financial and its affiliates do not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is the opinion of the author, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, investment, tax, legal, accounting advice. You should consult your own investment, tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. All content published by Visionary Financial is not an endorsement whatsoever. Visionary Financial was not compensated to submit this article Please also visit our Privacy policy; disclaimer; and terms and conditions page for further information.