Maverick Protocol, a provider of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) infrastructure, has completed a funding round, raising $9 million. Founders Fund, an American venture capital firm, led the funding. It was also supported by other prominent Venture Capitalists (VCs) firms such as Binance Labs, Coinbase Venture, Pantera Capital, and Apollo Crypto.
Maverick Protocol To Focus On Liquid Staking
According to a press release posted earlier today, Maverick Protocol remains focused on enhancing the efficiency of the DeFi markets.
To that end, the 10-man team behind the decentralized platform will direct its newly acquired capital to develop an improved Liquid Staking Token (LST) infrastructure while providing solutions to the current woes of its cross-chain liquidity system.
Furthermore, Maverick Protocol will seek to integrate with new chains while equipping developers with the necessary tools to maximize its infrastructure. In addition, the DeFi platform plans to partner with more projects, thus expanding its ecosystem.
Maverick is already integrated with some top DeFi projects, including Frax Finance, Rocket Pool, Swell, and the largest DeFi protocol – Lido Finance.
“We founded Maverick to provide the critical market infrastructure required to eliminate inefficiencies from DeFi and help the industry grow to new highs,” said Alvin Xu, Co-Founder of Maverick Protocol, while commenting on the fundraising campaign
In a very short period, we’ve delivered consistently strong capital efficiency to liquidity providers and equipped token projects with new incentivization tools to build liquidity using precisely targeted rewards. This fundraising enables us to continue building towards our mission of making a stronger, more efficient DeFi ecosystem for everyone.
That said, Maverick’s latest funding round comes after a strategic fundraising event in February 2022 in which the crypto firm raised $8 million as it prepared for its mainnet launch in mid-2022.
Eventually, Maverick was launched in March 2023 with its decentralized exchange, known for its unique Automated Market Maker (AMM) system.
Maverick's Native Token MAV Trading At $3.2 | Source: MAVUSDT Chart On Tradingview.com
Maverick’s Revolutionary AMM
Maverick is powered by a “revolutionary” AMM model, which introduces the concept of “Directional LPing” to DeFi. Centered around capital efficiency, “Directional LPing” allows liquidity providers to exhibit higher control over their investments and combat woes such as impermanent losses.
Liquidity providers on Maverick are allowed to pick a direction in which they believe the price of the tokens they hold are likely to go and are rewarded with more trading fees if their choices are correct.
That said, while the Maverick Protocol has not been operational for long, it has had an impressive run, accumulating a total TVL value of $37.78 million in four months, according to data from defi analytics site Defillama.
In addition, Maverick ranks as the 8th biggest DeFi protocol on the Ethereum blockchain and the 31st biggest project in the DeFi space based on TVL.
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