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Philippine Cryptocurrency Exchange (PDAX) raised $50 million on Thursday, Feb 10, from a Series B round led by Tiger Global management.

Founded in 2018, PDAX is a digital currency exchange that enables trading and settlement against the Philippine Peso. Philippine Digital Asset Exchange has raised a total of $63.6M in funding over 5 rounds.

The exchange hopes to bring cryptocurrency trading to the Southeast Asian region, where the country ranked third in digital asset adoption last year, according to blockchain data platform Chainalysis.

Other investments include UBX, the venture fund of Union Bank of the Philippines, one of the wealthiest fund families in the Philippines, Kingsway Capital, Jump Capital, U.S. blockchain payments firm Ripple.

PDAX founder and CEO Nichel Gaba said in the statement that:

“Today, PDAX facilitates the exchange of crypto and fiat currencies, and enables payments in and out of metaverse applications.We are in the middle of developments that will continue to make access to digital assets safer, easier and more efficient for everyone. “

Tiger Global led another $12.5 million round in PDAX last August.

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