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Polymarket Secures $70 Million Investment Ahead of 2024 US Presidential Election

Polymarket Secures $70 Million Investment Ahead of 2024 US Presidential Election

A major prediction market platform has recently secured a significant funding boost of $70 million from well-known investors, as anticipation builds around the 2024 US Presidential Election.

In a recent announcement, it was revealed that investors including Peter Thiel’s Founder’s Fund and Vitalik Buterin have contributed to a $70 million investment round in Polymarket, a leading prediction market platform.

This funding round, spearheaded by Founders Fund with a substantial $45 million, saw participation from other notable investors such as Dragonfly and ParaFi.

Polymarket offers users the ability to place bets on a wide range of events, spanning from pop culture and sports to political outcomes. However, it’s worth noting that trading activities on Polymarket are presently restricted within the United States.

Despite this restriction, the platform has already garnered over $125 million in bets on the forthcoming US Presidential Election. Among the most popular bets are those concerning the potential outcomes involving Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with Trump currently holding a slight 5% edge in predictions.

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Shayne Coplan, the 25-year-old founder of Polymarket, expressed his belief in the platform’s potential impact, stating, “I founded Polymarket with the belief that market-based forecasts will become an essential aspect of how we consume news and ascertain truth in the digital age.”

In response to regulatory pressures, notably from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Polymarket has taken proactive steps by appointing former CFTC head J. Christopher Giancarlo as its advisory board chairman.

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