Инсайдер: Walmart планирует выпустить собственную криптовалюту и выйти на рынок метавселенных

  • Tom Horton will help develop a crypto project


  • This top manager has experience in American Airlines and General Electric

  • Under the leadership of Horton, the crypto company plans to launch an NFT marketplace and a number of new services

Crypto startup Blockchain.com has received a new board member. They became Tom Horton, the leading independent director of Walmart. Previously, the specialist also helped develop American Airlines and General Electric.


Blockchain.com is engaged in the production of crypto wallets and information services. Today they work in 200 countries of the world and serve more than 3 million users.

In addition to Hort, the Board of Directors of Blockchain.com includes representatives of other large companies. Recently, Richard Branson, ex-Morgan Stanley employee Marcy Wu, representatives of Google Ventures and Lightspeed Commerce Inc. have started working with them.

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Company plans

According to Bloomberg, the crypto-startup has already raised $537 million, now its value is estimated at $5.2 billion. Blockchain.com is also promised “in the near or medium term” launch an IPO (initial public offering – initial public offering).

In the new year, the project will introduce a number of new services, including its own NFT marketplace.

The startup enters the wide market at a difficult time. The crypto industry has experienced massive price drops over the last week. Reuters journalists attribute this to investors’ fears about the war in Ukraine.


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