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Crypto.com Surpasses 100 Million Users Worldwide Despite VC Activity Slump

Crypto.com, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange established in 2016, proudly announces that it has exceeded 100 million users globally, marking a significant milestone in its journey.

According to a recent blog post by the exchange, the surge in user numbers can be attributed to a robust marketing campaign, with particular emphasis on the success of its latest brand film, “Fortune Favors the Brave.” Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto.com, credits engaging campaigns and strategic partnerships for facilitating this remarkable growth, noting that the user base has doubled since the inaugural Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix in May 2022.

However, amidst this triumph, Crypto.com’s venture arm, Crypto.com Capital, has experienced a slowdown in activity. While the exchange flourishes, its investment arm has made only four deals since the beginning of 2023, a stark contrast to the 35 deals in the preceding two years. Marszalek acknowledges the decline in funding activities, citing the exorbitant valuations proposed by project teams as a challenge the firm is navigating with caution.

Despite its achievements, Crypto.com still trails behind its key competitors, Coinbase and Binance, which boast user bases exceeding 110 million and 170 million, respectively. While Crypto.com has secured licenses for global expansion, including one granted by Dubai’s regulator, it faces challenges in other markets.

In mid-May, the Dutch central bank imposed a hefty administrative fine of €2,850,000 (approximately $3.1 million) on Foris DAX MT, Crypto.com’s parent company, for breaching local anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws. Although disappointed, a Crypto.com spokesperson assures that the issue has been resolved without impacting current operations or services.

Moreover, Crypto.com encountered setbacks in its expansion plans for South Korea in April, following reports of a money-laundering probe. The company postponed its launch in response, emphasizing its unwavering commitment to the highest anti-money laundering standards and transparency with Korean authorities.

Despite these challenges, Crypto.com remains steadfast in its pursuit of growth and regulatory compliance, reaffirming its dedication to providing a secure and trustworthy platform for its expanding user base.

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