The company, which developed the EOS blockchain platform, is on its way to a new financing round. The list of possible investors include  billionaires and asset managers who are well-known in the IT field.

Block.one may this week announce a new round of funding, with billionaire Peter Thiel and Chinese billionaire and head of Bitmain Jihan Wu partecipating in it. The list of investors of the current round reportedly include Louis Bacon, founder of Moore Capital Management LP, and fellow hedge fund billionaire Alan Howard. The size couldn’t immediately be learned, Bloomberg reports citing anonymous sources familiar with the issue.

Peter Thiel's investment fund previously financed such successful projects as SpaceX and Airbnb, and in late 2017 announced its plans to enter the cryptocurrency market with investments in bitcoins.

Representatives of Block.one and Thiel's investment fund refused to confirm or deny information about financing round.

Block.one was founded in 2016 by Brendan Blumer and Daniel Larimer. Among investors in Block.one there are prominent bitcoin billionaire Michael Novogratz and fintech investor Christian Angermayer.

At the beginning of June 2018, the EOS project, which was launched by Block.one, completed the record crowdsdale, during which the platform attracted about $4 billion of investment. The attracted financing, as stated, will go to the development of a new operating blockchain platform, which will serve as the basis for building decentralized applications.