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Following the Money: Trends in Bitcoin Venture Capital Investment

CoinDesk is releasing its 'State of Bitcoin 2014' report on Tuesday, which takes an in-depth look into the evolution of bitcoin and the potential hurdles it is still yet to face. This article is the first of a two-part series drawn from the report. The series looks at the trends in venture....

Will Bitcoin Venture Capital Investment Reach $300 Million in 2014?

In addition to the companies listed below, sales portal BitSimple has raised $600,000 in a bitcoin-only seed round. This article summarizes some of the new State of Bitcoin 2014 data and analysis on venture capital investment presented at last week's Coinsummit conference in San Francisco.....

Bitcoin Startups Can Now Try A Different Form of Venture Capital

Venture capital is often seen as a milestone for startups and entrepreneurs in any industry. Bitcoin companies welcome VC funds as well, although Indie.vc is displaying an attractive alternative. The Downside of Venture Capital Funding. Getting a venture capitalist on board is a big deal for any....

SEC Receptive to Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

According to Michael J. Casey, an editor and senior columnist at The Wall Street Journal, the Winklevoss twins are receiving positive feedback from the SEC regarding their new bitcoin business venture, Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust. The following quote is from Mr. Evan Greebel, whom is the lawyer for....

Pantera Partner Steve Waterhouse Exits Bitcoin Investment Firm

Pantera Capital partner and chief technology officer Steven Waterhouse has departed the bitcoin and blockchain-focused venture capital firm. Founded in 2013, Pantera is one of the ecosystem’s largest VC firms, boasting a portfolio that includes some of its biggest success stories, including 21....

Venture Capitalists Still See Promise in Bitcoin Startups

Over 150 years later the gold rush is striking California again, this time for what some call digital gold, because of its limited supply, Bitcoin. Venture capitalists still see the promise in some Bitcoin businesses. The startup Vaurum received four million dollars in seed funding from Battery....

21 Inc. Breaks Venture Bitcoin Funding Record

Silicon Valley startup 21 Inc., a company that’s managed to stay in the shadows, for the most part, announced it has raised $116 million in venture funding. Formally known as 21e6, 21 Inc. raised the most funding by any startup in the digital-currency sector, based on data from Coindesk. Two....

State of Bitcoin Q1 2014 Report Shows Venture Capital Soaring

CoinDesk State of Bitcoin Q1 2014 from CoinDesk. Download the full report in PDF form. View more of CoinDesk's Research Reports here. Much has happened since CoinDesk released its first State of Bitcoin report earlier this year and today we are publishing an update featuring brand new data and....

Talking Bitcoin: Financial Shortcomings or Financial Success?

In late 1999, the online consumer fashion website Boo.com launched on the world wide web. Hampered by problems such as a bandwidth-heavy site trying to strike it big when internet-users had dial-up modems, exclusion of Mac users in general, and poor customer service, the website was liquidated....

The Real Reason VCs Should be Investing in Bitcoin

Are you an investor who has come to this page while doing the due diligence for investing in Bitcoin? If you have come this far, I suggest that you read till the end. Even if you are not a VC or angel, you are still in the right place on the Internet, for I am about to add some perspectives that....

SBI Leads Japanese Bitcoin Exchange’s $27 Million Series C

Japan-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has raised ¥3bn, or just shy of $27m, in a Series C funding round led by Venture Labo Investment and SBI Investment, the venture capital division of financial services conglomerate SBI Group. The announcement is the latest for bitFlyer, which raised ¥510m....

Despite Drop in Funding Q2 2016, UK Still Europe’s Fintech Leader

According to latest figures from ‘The Pulse of Fintech’ quarterly report, total venture capital investment in the UK dropped slightly during the second quarter of 2016 though fintech investment was less affected. The report [PDF] by KPMG, along with KPMG Enterprise’s Global Network for....

Bitcoin Startup 21 Inc. Scores $116 Million in Venture Capital

Last year was a record year for Bitcoin when it came to venture capital investment, at almost $350 million in 2014. It looks like Bitcoin is approaching that amount already, and we're not even through the first quarter of 2015 year. Bitcoin startup 21 Inc. has announced that they have secured....

Bitcoin Auction was won by venture capitalist Tim Draper and Vaurum

Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, won U. S. Marshals' Bitcoin auction. The Bitcoin auction is estimated to be worth a whopping 18 million USD. Since the news came out earlier today that there was only one winner of the auction, there have been many speculated....

Swedish Bank Joins Bitcoin Processor's $4 Million Series A

Swedish banking giant SEB Group and a Danish venture capital firm have invested $4m in Coinify, a digital currency payment processor based in Copenhagen. The Series A round included support from SEB as well as SEED Capital, an early-stage venture firm based in Denmark and an existing investor in....

Bitcoin Venture Capital Reaches All-Time High According to New Report

In 2015, Bitcoin and blockchain companies closed 74 deals, raising a total of $474 million USD in venture capital, an all-time high, according to a new report by CB Insights and KPMG. The three largest deals in the bitcoin space were also the three first Series C funding rounds, suggesting that....

Bitcoin venture funding is higher when bitcoin prices are north of $100

Interested in venture capital funding and bitcoin startups? Well, it seems that the secret has been in the market price for bitcoins. As in, the higher the price that bitcoins are, the more funding that seems to pour out of VCs and into bitcoin exchanges, wallets and other companies built around....

Blockstream Raises $55 Million to Build Out Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Blockstream has raised $55m in Series A funding to continue its work expanding the bitcoin code base for commercial use. With the news, Blockstream's total funding rises to $76m over two investment rounds. To date, the company's signature technology has been its sidechains offering, currently in....

Huiyin Grows Blockchain Startup Fund to $80 Million

Two months after it first announced a $20m fund that would focus exclusively on bitcoin and blockchain startups, Huiyin Blockchain Venture is doubling down on its commitment. The China-based investment firm, a subsidiary of investment conglomerate Huiyin Group, revealed to CoinDesk that the fund....

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....