Blockchain Announces Growth, the Future and New Partners

Blockchain Announces Growth, the Future and New Partners

Blockchain, the providers of the popular blockchain explorer and Bitcoin wallet, announced that they have closed a Series A round of over 30M of growth capital, co-lead by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Wicklow Capital. Jeremy Liew and his team at Lightspeed Venture Partners were one of the very first Silicon Valley firms to begin actively following the Bitcoin space. Wicklow Capital is the personal investment vehicle for the founders of GETCO (now KCG), a global market leader in technology enabled trading and financial services. In addition to Lightspeed Venture Partners and Wicklow....


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