LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Blockchain technology firm ConsenSys said on Wednesday it had raised $200 million, at a valuation of $3.2 billion, from investors including HSBC (HSBA.L) and U.S. hedge fund Third Point.
Blockchain emerged over a decade ago as the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
MetaMask monthly active users total 21 million, an 38-fold increase from last year, ConsenSys said.
"ConsenSys' MetaMask wallet and other tools offer a unique platform for consumers, enterprises, and developers to engage, build, and create on the decentralized web," said Third Point CEO Daniel Loeb.
Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin, is widely seen as a key part of Web3 as many apps are built on the ethereum blockchain.
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