AUSTIN, Texas, July 12. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Web3 Curios platform announced it had completed and closed its funding round, raising $5 million through Régulation-CF. Curios caused the entire cycle in six days, indicating that the appetite for Web3 is still strong, but only for companies with a real product, traction and a clear vision.
Curios plans to continue its mission of bringing NFTs to “the remaining 90%” of the world by building “Web3 bridges” including fiat payment gateways, custodial crypto wallets and more. The funds were raised through Republic, a widely used equity financing platform.
“Most NFT experiences alienate the 90-95% of the world who don’t have a crypto wallet or their own cryptocurrencies,” said Grant Powell, founder of Curios. “Curios’ vision is that any asset on any blockchain or wallet, in any metaverse, game or marketplace, can be easily acquired, managed, liquidated or moved without the intricacies of how technologies work and underlying blockchains.
Curios will expand its product and engineering teams to continue to evaluate the “Curios Protocol” layer and browser-based tools, making it easy for any creator, company or developer to build robust NFT experiences with little or no knowledge of blockchain technology .
Curios REST API puts the power of all its features and functionality in the hands of game, metaverse and marketplace developers. Now these developers can focus on building powerful experiences without worrying about blockchain integration, payment settlement, or related implementation challenges.
Curios early adopters consist of more than 8,000 registered NFT marketplaces, creators and companies that have sold more than 1 million NFTs to date on their Curios-powered brand platforms.
Curios has been developing NFT technologies since 2020 and was founded in January 2021. Curios describes itself as “forward-thinking” and “forward-thinking”, meaning the company’s mission is to innovate and push the boundaries of functionality. in the NFT space, all with a focus on streamlining the user experience and lowering the barrier to entry for the average customer (i.e. non-crypto experts).
Curios is a complete NFT platform that makes it easy to create and sell NFTs. Curios’ platform is software as a service (SaaS) with web tools, backend infrastructure and REST API, all deployable on demand. Core technology features of the platform include:
1) Smart contract factory and NFT coins for Ethereum, Polygon, etc.
2) Fiat and cryptocurrency payment rails
3) Digital rights management and secure streaming for unlockable content
4) Custodial and semi-custodial crypto wallets
5) NFT Gated Content and Events (aka “NFT Ticketing”)
6) NFT Membership Cards
7) NFT engagement tools like airdrops, whitelists, generative art, packs, etc.
8) Marketplace Building Tools (Similar to WordPress, Shopify, or Elementor)
9) Robust reporting, analysis and management tools
Crowdfunding is the practice of financing a project or business by raising money from a large number of people rather than from a private organization. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and alternative financing. It has been used to fund a wide variety of profitable ventures such as artistic and creative projects, medical bills, travel, and community-based social entrepreneurship projects.