AMULET, a new DeFi (decentralized finance) insurance Protocol for rust-based ecosystems, has successfully raised $6m in its first funding round. The seed round is led by gumi Cryptos Capital, joined by Republic Capital, Solana Ventures, DeFiance Capital, Animoca Brands, UOB and Signum Ventures, Mirana Ventures, NGC, Longhash, Signum,
SevenX Ventures Digital Strategies, CMT Digital, Matrixport Ventures, a41 Ventures, Solar Ecofund, Daedalus Angels, Cobo Wallet, Re7 Capital, and a few ecosystem partners such as Serum and Acala Network
Amulet is being built with a vision of simple, reliable insurance for everyone in Web3. The solution will be the first built on the Solana network and has been supported by Solana Ventures, who are also investors in the project.
In the past year, Solana TVL (Total Value Locked) has been growing faster than Ethereum (ETH) but there is currently no native insurance protocol. Amulet is the first.
Amulet utilises Solana’s PoS network to provide stable returns and provide insurance services with their unique Protocol Controlled Underwriting and Future Yield Backed Claim mechanism, which minimizes the risk for the underwriting capital providers.
In 2021, there was over $10bn lost due to various hacks and frauds in the crypto space, including $2.6bn in exploits on DeFi protocols (according to this Immunefi report). A lack of sustainable design and coverage gaps has led to insurance being persistently undervalued in the DeFi space and as a result, very little of that “lost money” has been recovered. This is a concern in the wider world too, for Metaverse, GameFi and the broader WEB3 space.
The market needs better insurance solutions and until the launch of Amulet, there has yet to be an offering available to DeFi investors. Amulet will be the first Rust-based DeFi insurance protocol, initially deployed on Solana, and has been built to address the high market demand. Amulet will adopt a multi-chain strategy and deploy to other non-EVM based ecosystems along the road.
“Lately we’ve seen some epic hacks in cross-chain bridges.” said Miko Matsumura,
Managing Partner of gumi Cryptos Capital “we appreciate the novel design of Protocol Controlled Underwriting and feel that this mechanism will become a standard way to mitigate some of the substantial risks in DeFi.”
Amulet is being built from the ground up and led by Rupert Barksfield, a serial entrepreneur who has over 15 years of experience within the technology sector and started in Crypto way back in 2016.
“I am extremely excited to be leading the launch of Amulet. We’ve built an incredible team and aim to build a powerhouse community driving adoption of web3 while protecting your risk. There is an enormous TVL ($35bn+) for Rust based ecosystems and this is a market that we can, not only penetrate but also lead the way for protecting more users from potential hacks, fraud and other risks. After analysing the future projections deeply, the next 5 years are going to be extremely important for our own growth and that is why we had to act today to announce Amulet. Amulet is built, with openness, scalability and sustainability at the forefront of our minds” Rupert Barksfield, Project Lead, Amulet
Amulet is also targeting to be the first protocol to offer GameFi & NFT asset insurance,
Metaverse life and Property insurance, and other protections for the rising Web3 world.
For more on Amulet head to Amulet.org
Amulet is the new Rust-based insurance protocol from MTR Labs, the team behind InsurAce.io. Both InsurAce.io and Amulet will run as separate businesses under the leadership and direction of MTR Labs.
Amulet’s focus will be protecting users within emerging technologies within the crypto space, including GameFi, Metaverse, and NFTs, whilst simultaneously offering competitive and comprehensive insurance coverage for DeFi users.
About Rupert Barksfield, Project Lead
With over 15 years of experience in the tech industry spanning DeFI, Fintech, Medtech, and Adtech Rupert has a broad understanding of multiple verticals.
He is the project lead of “Amulet” the first Rust-based insurance protocol. His mission is to drive Amulet to become synonymous with protection in crypto and the one-stop-shop for all crypto users globally to protect their investments and assets.
He has been in Crypto since 2016 and a proud member of the Coin Telegraph innovation circle.
For any further questions or enquiries, please contact Rob Spitz, PR and Communications Manager via [email protected].
Image: Amulet Core Team