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Israeli Blockchain Startup Spacemesh Raises $3 Million

Spacemesh says it created blockchain protocols designed to run on a standard desktop computer

CTech 17:4107.05.18
Israeli blockchain startup Spacemesh announced last week a $3 million seed round. The protocol developed by the company allows newcomers to join and contribute to the network via unused space on their hard drives, the company said, adding that their blockchain protocols are designed to run on a standard desktop computer.


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The company was founded by Aviv Eyal, co-founder of, bought by Sony in 2006, and Tomer Afek, who co-founded ConvertMedia, acquired by Taboola in 2016.


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“Spacemesh's low barrier to entry and incentive compatibility bring back the original vision of true decentralization that was started with the creation of Bitcoin,” Mr. Afek said in a statement.


“What we are building allows anyone to participate in our network, without needing security deposits, expensive dedicated hardware or anyone else’s explicit permission,” Mr. Eyal said in a statement.


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