Sky Mavis, the studio behind the popular Axie Infinity nonfungible token (NFT) game, has announced a fresh round of funding for the company.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Sky Mavis announced that it had closed a $152-million Series B funding round.

Theo thông báo, notable crypto and blockchain investors such as global exchange giant FTX, venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) participated in the investment round.

Other investors in the $152-million funding round included Accel, Mô hình, Standard Crypto, as well as Fabric Ventures and Samsung Next among other notable backers.

The Axie Infinity maker said it was going to use the funds to “create economic and financial freedom for gamers,”Thêm:

“While we’ve scaled at an astonishing rate, adding institutional investors to our community will enable us to expand our reach, reinforce our legitimacy when it comes to regulatory protection, and will give us the flexibility to scale and hire aggressively without touching our AXS token reserves.”

The funding news comes on the heels of

Sky Mavis also has plans for significant upgrades to its gaming platform and the release of its Ronin-based decentralized exchange.

This is a developing story and will be updated.