To further expand their already cutting-edge staking infrastructure offerings, market leaders Kiln has raised €17 million in a funding round. The company was able to secure investment from a group of prominent investors spearheaded by Illuminate Financial. Other investors included 3KVC, Blue Yard Capital, SV Angel, and Alven, as well as returning investors Consensys, GSR, Kraken Ventures, Leadblock Partners, Sparkle Ventures, and XBTO.
Funding success and Kiln’s focus on staking
Money from the €17 million Series A round of funding will go towards expanding Kiln’s already successful product line. Kiln is in a good position to serve the aggregator function and speed up the industry’s shift toward incorporating numerous staking participants. The aggregation tools it provides make it possible to stake not only on Kiln’s own validators but also on those of its rivals.
The company values institutionalization in the staking sector and recognizes the need to expand beyond running validators to suit the rising need for risk diversification among customers. In order to facilitate multi-provider staking, it is necessary to develop APIs and services that are not specific to any given validator. This opens the door for staking digital assets in storage, whether at a wallet, custodian, or trading platform.
Kiln also provides a dashboard tool, which is utilized by Binance’s American subsidiary, to keep track of staking activity across many protocols and blockchains. Also, the Ethereum network’s switch to a Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus, which greatly reduced protocol roadmap risk, is a key factor in Kiln’s direction of attention. As a result, the report anticipates that the need for staking ETH will increase rapidly.
There is little doubt that staking will become an integral part of the crypto ecosystem. Kiln intends to leverage its efficient, scalable, and secure solutions to create an essential framework for big pools of capital to participate in the fundamental operation of crypto networks and generate unique types of income. That said, the fact that Kiln has raised such a substantial amount of money in the middle of a crypto storm shows how much staking could revolutionize the market. Many centralized exchanges are operating in deep waters; thus, investors will likely move on to staking as the next frontier.