Will Bitcoin Venture Capital Investment Reach $300 Million in 2014?

Will Bitcoin Venture Capital Investment Reach $300 Million in 2014?

In addition to the companies listed below, sales portal BitSimple has raised $600,000 in a bitcoin-only seed round. This article summarizes some of the new State of Bitcoin 2014 data and analysis on venture capital investment presented at last week's Coinsummit conference in San Francisco. Several significant venture capital investments in bitcoin startups have been announced in recent weeks, including Circle's $17m second round, Xapo's $20m first round, and OKCoin's $10m first round (Table 1). Table 1: Bitcoin Venture Capital Investments - 2014 YTD. Sources: CoinDesk, Dow Jones....


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