Portal, a cross-chain Layer-2 DEX network being built on Bitcoin, is delighted to announce its Reg D equity offering through Republic, a multi-asset investment platform that allows anyone to invest in vetted, private startups. The public sale began on Monday, July 18th.
Portal is extending the capabilities of Bitcoin to lay a more robust foundation for self-sovereign finance. The team truly believes that the participants make the project, and want to ensure that those who support delivery of a truly decentralized financial network, including collaborators, users, and Republic investors alike, enjoy the growth of the company as much as the founders do. By making ownership of Portal available to the public, it is extending the accessibility of its operations (and profits) to the wider masses.
According to Republic, their vetting process only approves 3% of startups to fundraise on the platform. The equity offering will allow the general public to invest in an ambitious project building DeFi on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.
Portal CEO Eric Martindale said, “The signal remains strong in the storm — Bitcoin remains the most likely candidate upon which the future of financial infrastructure will be built. As Bitcoin’s metrics continue to achieve all-time highs, Portal is eager to bring on this new round of investors in pursuit of advancing Bitcoin-based infrastructure and the continued decentralization of traditional financial services.”
The Reg D equity offering via Republic’s platform comes as Portal prepares to launch its testnet in the coming weeks. It is building a full-fledged, censorship-resistant DeFi ecosystem on top of the Bitcoin network.
Though Bitcoin is often seen just as digital money, Portal is leveraging the Bitcoin network as the rails for building many layers of censorship-resistant financial applications on top of it. Every geopolitical event over the last year has reinforced the need for a censorship-resistant global financial system.
The peer-to-peer atomic swaps underpinning Portal provide true decentralization, enabling users to trade native Layer-1 assets across different blockchains without delays, blocked funds, or exploits.
Portal’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 technology not only expands the cross-chain functionality of Bitcoin, but also simplifies building censorship-resistant communications, media and one-click execution of cross-chain swaps on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. It facilitates the private, off-chain execution of “smart contracts” for asset issuance, swaps, staking, liquidity, derivatives, and more, all peer-to-peer, without third-party custody or control.
Investors from around the world, including the residents and citizens of the United States, will be able to participate in the sale. They’ll have the option to fund their purchases via fiat or in BTC, USDT, USDC or ETH.
The number of investors is limited to about 1,900. Portal expects the Reg D offering to sell out very fast.