KR1 plc is an investor in blockchain networks with a unique and compelling business model. The firm is listed on the Aquis Stock Exchange in London, allowing anyone to buy shares and gain exposure to early stage crypto startups through the expertise of KR1’s founding team. This democratisation of access and subsequent returns, aligns with the values of the crypto ecosystem, while offering the transparency and reporting structures of traditional listed businesses.
The company earns passive revenue through staking activities in “Proof-of-Stake” networks, providing it with the dry powder needed to take and hold long positions in disruptive digital assets. A $1 million investment in Polkadot’s earliest funding round represents KR1’s clearest example of this strategy, as well as its biggest investment. It also developed the company’s portfolio and expertise in the space, ultimately leading to an investment in Minterest.
George McDonaugh, Co-founder of KR1, said,