QED, a Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) scaling protocol, has secured $6 million in a seed funding round led by Blockchain Capital, structured through token warrants and a SAFE agreement.

This funding brings QED's total raised to $10.6 million, following earlier rounds from Sparkle Ventures, Arrington Capital, and others.

The protocol focuses on zero-knowledge proof verification technology to enhance Bitcoin Core's scalability and privacy, aiming to support scalable Web3 applications and decentralised finance systems.

QED plans to launch a testnet in 3-4 months, followed by a mainnet rollout, alongside its native token introduction to incentivise proof miners.

Based in Hong Kong, QED is expanding its presence to the United States to bolster engineering and marketing efforts.