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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....

Ten31 Launches: A New Bitcoin Venture Capitalist Firm

Ten31 is a new venture fund named after October 31, the birthday of the Bitcoin white paper. The venture fund’s ethos is tied to its namesake, with a mission to partner with, invest in, and support exclusively Bitcoin-focused companies whose mission is hyperbitcoinization.

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....

Kaszek, Leading Latin American Venture Firm, Makes First DeFi Investment

Latin American venture firm, Kaszek, has recently dipped its feet into the DeFi space. Kaszek, founded in 2011 by Hernan Kazah and Nicolas Szekasy, is a venture capital firm that invests in high-impact technology-based companies. The firm is industry and stage-agnostic, mainly investing in Seed,....

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....

The VC World is Getting the Blockchain Treatment Thanks to RevenueCoin

When most of us think of the world of Venture Capital, our minds tend to go to the large VC firms that put millions of dollars into startups and hopefully make this amount back several times over for their investors. For decades, Venture Capital has been a way for the wealthy to make even more....

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....

Cardano Subsidiary Emurgo in Partnership With Pan-African Venture Studio

Emurgo, the investment arm of Cardano, has partnered one of its subsidiaries with Adanian Labs, a pan-African venture studio that is focused on building a platform where African tech start-ups can thrive and access all key resources that allow them to grow sustainably. Financial and Educational....