Thetanuts Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) structured products protocol, has raised $17 million in an institutional funding round led by Polychain Capital, Hyperchain Capital, and Magnus Capital.
The company plans to use the funds to expand its Decentralized Options Vaults (DOVs) and create a two-way market for a more diverse set of asset offerings.
According to the information shared with Finbold, Thetanuts Finance aims to be among the first platforms in DeFi to launch a buy-side altcoin options market using DOVs as existing DOV-based protocols have traditionally focused on the sell-side market for large-cap tokens only, leaving investors unable to acquire options, particularly for altcoins.
The company states that Thetanuts Finance’s industry-first buy-side altcoin options market will enable DeFi investors to access leverage through altcoin options and purchase options in a permissionless manner 24/7.
Accelerating the adoption of altcoin options markets
Thetanuts Finance’s DOVs combine an automated market maker (AMM) and money market with its base layer, enabling investors to speculate on altcoin options prices and arbitrage opportunities. The company intends to accelerate the adoption of altcoin options markets across blockchain ecosystems, creating new markets for DeFi users and fee generation opportunities for foundations, DAOs, institutions, and other investors.
Moreover, the company plans to forge valuable partnerships with prominent L1 and L2 networks and founders, as well as leading liquidity providers, foundations, market makers, and exchange platforms.
Notably, Thetanuts Finance’s new buy-side altcoin options market powered by DOVs is set to launch in beta soon.
Thetanuts Finance’s funding round was backed by prominent market makers, exchanges, and institutional investors, including Deribit Exchange, QCP Capital, Jump Crypto, Borderless Capital, Tribe Capital, Mirana Ventures, Crypto.com Capital, Raptor Group, GSR, Defi Capital, the Executives of Goldentree Management, MEXC, and Comma Ventures.
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