FinTech Crypto Currencies & Blockchain
Companies here span key software or technology firms in the digital currency space ranging from bitcoin wallets to security providers to sidechains.
Applied blockchain develops private blockchain applications for our clients.
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Bitnet provides a digital commerce platform enabling Enterprise-scale merchants to accept bitcoin payments.
A digital currency wallet service that allows for you to buy and sell bitcoin.
Builds tools to exploit “blockchain” technology underlying Bitcoin.
FUNDING: $43.7 million from Visa, Citi, Nasdaq, Capital One, Fiserv, Orange, Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, SV Angel
BONA FIDES: Picked by Nasdaq to develop system for trading of private pre-IPO stock
For more on Chain.com see, “Bitcoin’s Shared Ledger Technology: Money’s New Operating System“
Has signed up 30 banks to jointly develop projects using technology that underlies Bitcoin.
BONA FIDES: Partners include JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Citi, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Wells Fargo
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER: David Rutter, 53, former CEO of ICAP Electronic Broking, the electronic clearing giant
Stores Bitcoin for wealthy investors on encrypted servers scattered across the globe and offers digital wallets used by consumers from developing countries to shop online.
BONA FIDES: World’s largest, most secure Bitcoin bank
COFOUNDER & CEO: Wences Casares, 41
FUNDING: $41 million from Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Jerry Yang and Max Levchin
VALUATION: $120 million (est.)
THREAT TO: Would-be Bitcoin hackers
For more on Xapo see, “Xapo: Banking On Bitcoin“