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Our Strategic Investment in Bitlayer, the First Bitcoin Security-Equivalent Layer 2 Solution Based on BitVM Paradigm

We're pleased to announce that we have invested in Bitlayer, the first Bitcoin security-equivalent Layer 2 based on BitVM.

Bitlayer aims to scale the Bitcoin network’s transaction capability. Advocating for the Taproot and BitVM technologies, Bitlayer has adopted the Discreet Log Contract (DLC) framework to handle more conditional financial applications securely.

Over the past 15 years, Bitcoin has dominated 53.4% of the more than 2.28 trillion crypto assets. Ethereum contributed 15.8%, with its Total Value Locked (TVL) exceeding $90 billion and Layer 2 solutions scaling to $39 billion.

The momentum brought by the Ordinals, Runes and BRC-20 protocols is evident, with Runes and Ordinals reaching a market cap of over $700 million and $33 million, respectively. This equates to approximately $418 million in total fees. Moreover, over 11.39 million active Bitcoin users are seeking diverse interactions within the Bitcoin network.

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