MetaMask security partner Blockaid secures $33M funding

Blockaid, a blockchain security startup and partner of the MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet, has secured $33 million funding to scale its technology designed to stop malicious transactions.

The Series A funding round for Blockaid was led by major industry venture capital firms, including Coinbase investor Ribbit Capital and the early-stage VC firm Variant. Other funding members included Sequoia Capital, Cyberstarts and Greylock Partners.

Announcing the news on Oct. 23, Blockaid also said its security platform is coming out of stealth with its inaugural customers like MetaMask, the OpenSea marketplace, the Rainbow wallet and the Zerion wallet. The startup has formed a strategic alliance…

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