Bitcoin Remittance App Abra Raises $12m in New Funding

Bitcoin Remittance App Abra Raises $12m in New Funding

Bitcoin remittance app Abra recently confirmed raising $12 million in a new venture financing round. The Series A round drew support from noted investors like Arbor Ventures, RRE Ventures and First Round Capital. Other investors that took part in the funding are Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, Liberty City Ventures, etc. The total valuation of Abra, upon receiving the new funds, has now reached $14 million. Announced in March this year, Abra is a brainchild of a seasoned technology entrepreneur Bill Barhydt. The former Netscape director said during the launch that he is looking....


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