Richard Branson: I’m ‘Excited’ To Be Backing Blockchain Wallet and Its Co-Founders

Richard Branson: I’m ‘Excited’ To Be Backing Blockchain Wallet and Its Co-Founders

Virgin founder and entrepreneur Richard Branson has publicly voiced praise for wallet provider Blockchain. In a blog post Monday, Branson, who invested in the startup’s recent Series B funding round, also complimented co-founders Peter Smith and Nicolas Cary. “What we like is that the Blockchain team, run by co-founders Peter Smith and Nic Cary, have built a platform that will allow them to be the custodian of any digital assets should alternate use cases of Blockchain technology reach critical mass,” he wrote. Blockchain’s latest funding was a considerable success and marked the largest....

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There is a similar finding about communities where people describe their investment success more generally, because people tend to brag about their success and not brag about their losses. If you are not careful, all you hear is that people are making tons of money.

Meir Statman, Professor at Santa Clara University specializing in behavioral finance