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KuCoin Exchange

KuCoin Exchange

KuCoin is a cryptocurrency exchange.

Overview

KuCoin Exchange, also known as "The People's Exchange," is a cryptocurrency exchange that is headquartered in Seychelles. The cryptocurrency exchange officially launched on September 15, 2017, and was founded in 2013 by Michael Gan, Eric Don, Top Lan, Kent Li, John Lee, Jack Zhu, and Linda Lin.

KuCoin wallet

The exchange platform offers a KuCoin wallet that is protected by multilayer encryption and offline storage through bank safe and/or funds escrow. KuCoin also comes with profit-sharing among token holders.

Funding
Initial coin offering

In September 2017, KuCoin completed its initial coin offering (ICO) with approximately $27.5 million worth of Bitcoin (5500 Bitcoin at the time of ICO). The company planned to use the ICO money to hire developers and expand its support team from fifty to one hundred.

Series A

On November 15, 2018, KuCoin completed its series A funding round with $20 million in funding from NEO Global Capital (NGC), Matrix Partners, and IDG Capital. The series A funding will be used to develop and launch the KuCoin 2.0 platform. KuCoin made the following public statement after announcing its series A funding:

We will continue to spare no effort in exploring the best hidden gems in the crypto world while growing exponentially on a global scale and, more importantly, solidifying our position as ‘The People’s Exchange'.
Investment Funds

Announced November 17, 2021, KuCoin raised a total of $100M in a single venture fund called KuCoin Metaverse Fund.

Timeline

May 10, 2022
KuCoin Exchange raises a $150,000,000 series B round from Circle, IDG Capital Partners, Jump Crypto and Matrix Partners.
April 28, 2021
KuCoin announces the launch of its native token KuCoin Token on Poloniex with the trading pair KCS/USDT.
April 28, 2021
KuCoin announced the launch of the native token KuCoin Token on Poloniex with the trading pair KCS/USDT
November 15, 2018
KuCoin Exchange raises a $20,000,000 series A round from IDG Capital Partners, Matrix Partners and NGC Ventures.
2017
KuCoin Exchange was founded by Kent Li.

Funding rounds

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Ankr Network (ANKR) listed on KuCoin 14 March

Web

March 14, 2019

Beste Trading Platform voor Cryptocurrency

Web

May 3, 2018

Caspian (CSP) listed on KuCoin 26 February

Web

February 26, 2019

Cudos (CUDOS) Gets Listed on KuCoin

Web

February 4, 2021

Effect.AI (EFX) Is Now Trading on KuCoin

Web

September 3, 2020

...

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
DeFiChain
January 21, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- DeFiChain -- the world's leading blockchain on the Bitcoin network dedicated to decentralised financial applications -- has today announced that...
KuCoin
December 22, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Cashaa announces it is listing on KuCoin exchange to aid the adoption of its native CAS token in conjunction with the rollout of the world's...

References

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