VC Tim Draper Revealed as Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Winner

VC Tim Draper Revealed as Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Winner

Pioneering venture capitalist Tim Draper, father of noted bitcoin industry VC Adam Draper and managing director of the VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has been revealed as the winner of last Friday's US Marshals auction of nearly 30,000 BTC. The announcement was released via a blog post on Medium issued by California-based bitcoin trading and storage startup Vaurum. Draper was previously named as an investor in the company's $4m seed funding round this May. In the post authored by Vaurum CEO Avish Bhama, the company announced that Draper intends to partner with Vaurum to use the roughly....


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