21 Inc. Breaks Venture Bitcoin Funding Record

21 Inc. Breaks Venture Bitcoin Funding Record

Silicon Valley startup 21 Inc., a company that’s managed to stay in the shadows, for the most part, announced it has raised $116 million in venture funding. Formally known as 21e6, 21 Inc. raised the most funding by any startup in the digital-currency sector, based on data from Coindesk. Two years ago under the name 21e6, the company was able to raise $5 million in venture capital. Silicon Valley startups have been silently convincing venture capitalist to back their companies in an effort to turn the blockchain into a product or service that is marketable to the masses. Many investors....


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The decision to bring virtual currency within the scope of our regulatory framework should be viewed by those who respect and obey the basic rule of law as a positive development for this sector. It recognizes the innovation virtual currencies provide, and the benefits they might offer society.

Jennifer Shasky Calvery, the director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Ne