Web3 network Peaq raises $6 million in a round led by Fundamental Labs

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  • Web3 network Peaq has raised $6 million in a round led by Fundamental Labs.
  • Other investors in the round included HashKey, Delta VC, GSR and Cypher Capital. 

Web3 network Peaq has raised $6 million in a round led by blockchain venture capital firm Fundamental Labs. 

Other investors in the round included HashKey, Delta VC, GSR and Cypher Capital, according to a statement t0day. The valuation was not disclosed.

Peaq says it's a network that empowers individuals to build decentralized applications (dApps) for vehicles, robots and devices including sharing, charging and parking functionalities. It says that through this system people can retain profit, ownership and governance rights over machines in what it terms as the "economy of things". The company believes that this will become a decentralized alternative to the Big Tech-controlled Internet of Things (IoT).

The blockchain underpinning Peaq is built with Substrate, a software development kit used by developers to create the parachains that make up the Polkadot blockchain network. 

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"Peaq provides a vital mechanism as we step closer to fulfilling the vision underpinning web3", said Fundamental Labs managing partner Eric Yang. "As the infrastructure of the next iteration of the Internet of Things blossoms, and as the benefits of blockchain technology in everyday life become clearer, the need for Peaq’s machine-centric network becomes more and more apparen