The Hottest Sectors in Bitcoin, Ranked by Venture Capital Flow

The Hottest Sectors in Bitcoin, Ranked by Venture Capital Flow

One of the most exciting things about a novel technology like bitcoin is watching its infrastructure be built right before our eyes. The need for infrastructure creates boundless opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs to focus their efforts on developing products that solve problems in many different sectors of the industry. But which sectors in the bitcoin ecosystem are commanding the most attention? To explore this, we analyzed CoinDesk's venture capital investment data, which groups companies in the bitcoin industry into six broad sectors: exchanges, wallets, payment processors,....


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Back in 1994 when Amazon was just getting started the bricks-and -mortar merchants were asked how they would respond to Amazon. They were asked "What’s your Internet strategy?" And their collective response was along the lines of ... "Our what?" It’s 2012. The question now is ... "What’s your Bitcoin strategy?"

Stephen Gornick