ConsenSys Is Reportedly Shutting Down Offices in India and the Philippines
Consensys founder Joseph Lubin has reportedly informed teams in India and the Philippines that their offices will be closing down.
On Dec. 11, Coindesk reported that sources familiar with the matter confirmed that the local offices in India and the Philippines would indeed be shut down, however, they were not able to share any more details in regards to the imminent office closures.
Cointelegraph contacted ConsenSys regarding these latest developments but had yet to receive a response as of press time. This article will be updated if new comments come in.
ConsenSys supports seven new Ethereum-based projects with $175,000 of funding
Despite the recent rumors of ConsenSys closing down its offices in India and the Philippines, the Ethereum venture production studio continues to invest in the future.
In October, the company’s head of experiential marketing Yadira Blocker confirmed the latest round of startups to receive cash. ConsenSys has been funding what it considers to be promising projects since the beginning of 2019, having invested $330,000 in 15 startups.
“In Wave 1, we saw a lot of applications but they weren’t super strong. In Wave 2, we started to see more credible teams and more unique ideas come to the table,” Blocker said. Among the latest recipients, now as part of Wave 3, are Ethereum software client Lighthouse and mobile decentralized applications constructor Alice.
ConsenSys acquired Blockchain infrastructure provider Infura
In the same month, ConsenSys announced that it had fully acquired Infura, a blockchain infrastructure provider that the firm previously backed. Infura is providing Ethereum infrastructure for building decentralized applications, allowing developers to deploy their solutions without hosting their own full nodes.