- Tether has led a multimillion-dollar funding round.
- The investment will help the beneficiary company foster crypto adoption.
- Tether CEO said the investment aligns with the company’s vision.
According to an announcement on Monday, crypto payments application Oobit has secured millions of dollars in a series A funding round led by USDT stablecoin issuer Tether.
Co-founded by Aharon Miller in 2017, the Oobit platform features a native blockchain wallet that allows users to “Tap & Pay at over 100 million retailers worldwide,” accepting Visa and Mastercard.
Tether Leads Oobit’s $25M Funding
In a statement issued on February 5, Tether announced the conclusion of Oobit’s series A funding round, with $25 million raised to support the platform’s development and its goal of fostering mainstream crypto adoption.
The funding round drew participation from various strategic investors in the crypto industry, including CMCC Global’s Titan Fund, 468 Capital, and Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko.
Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino lauded the development, noting that it underscored the company’s “unwavering dedication” to onboard new users into the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
“Our support is founded on a mutual vision to drive the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies on a global scale. Oobit, in our perspective, stands as a catalyst, breaking down barriers and facilitating frictionless transactions for crypto holders worldwide,” Ardoino stated.
Per the statement, upcoming updates to Oobit will mirror the simplicity of using a credit card for payments by allowing customers to pay in crypto. Merchants receive fiat in return, aligning with Tether’s vision of a financially inclusive world.
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