Funding Wrap: 2024 kicks off with Solscan deal, Saylor sales

One of the crypto space’s best-known data providers expanded its scope this week with an acquisition in the Solana space. This marks one of the first notable deals of what could be a momentous year for the industry.

Etherscan’s acquisition of Solscan was characterized as a “collaborative merging” in a Jan. 3 announcement. It sounds like a bit of an acqui-hire — that is, an acquisition of both team and technology — and an early data play for 2024.

“The Solscan team has proven their expertise over the years by offering detailed insights and analytics,” Matthew Tan, CEO of Etherscan, said in a statement. “Their expertise in making blockchain data accessible and…

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