Crypto VC Pantera Capital Looks to Raise $1.25B for Second Blockchain Fund: Report

Crypto venture capital investor Pantera Capital is looking to raise $1.25 billion for its second blockchain fund, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Pantera founder Dan Morehead said at a conference in Singapore that the fund will invest in digital tokens and equity, including shares in company Pantera already owns which have dropped in value.

The crypto industry has been treading water in recent months following its crash in mid-June. The market cap of the crypto market has been fluctuating below the $1 trillion mark since while the traditional markets are also experiencing turmoil.

“We want to provide liquidity for people that are kind of giving up because we’re still very bullish for the next 10 or 20 years,” Morehead said.

Pantera itself has suffered an exodus of its executive team of late, with CFO Ryan Davis departing the firm earlier this month. Davis' departure followed those of chief technical officer Terence Schofield and chief operating officer Samir Shah.

Pantera did not immediately respond to CoinDesk's request for further comment.

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