VC debank defi Roundup: Lightning Network payment rail, DeFi trading platform and blockchain security firm raise millions

ZEBEDEE, Halborn, Hashflow, Socios and EtherMail headline the latest funding deals from the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. News Even with the onset of crypto winter, 2022 has been a watershed year for venture capital funding. Crypto and blockchain companies collectively raised $30.3 billion in venture capitalĀ in the first half of 2022, exceeding all of last year’s totals. While the number of deals has declined in recent months, startups at the intersection of blockchain payments, decentralized finance (DeFi) and cybersecurity are still attracting sizable interest from the VC community.