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SEC Filing Shows Fintech Investment Firm Ribbit Capital Aims to Raise $420 Million for Latest Fund • Live Bitcoin News

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Fintech Investor Ribbit Capital Sets $420 Million Goal for It... #bitcoin #ethereum #btc Venture Capital… - Crypto Insider Info - Whales's

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Xapo bitcoin wallet raises $20 million from Benchmark, Fortress Investment and Ribbit Capital

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Bitcoin meetup in San Jose, Thursday, hosted by GigaOM and Ribbit Capital. Night before the Bitcoin 2013 Conference. Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Peter Vessenes and other luminaries.

Bitcoin meetup in San Jose, Thursday, hosted by GigaOM and Ribbit Capital. Night before the Bitcoin 2013 Conference. Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Peter Vessenes and other luminaries. submitted by hardleft121 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Ribbit Capital's Micky Malka Talks Bitcoin's Slow Road to Mainstream

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Ribbit Capital's Micky Malka Talks Bitcoin's Slow Road to Mainstream

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Fortress Investment, Benchmark Capital, Ribbit invest in bitcoin fund

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Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO With SEC

Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO With SEC
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Court Documents Unveil Several Possible Investors In ICO From Telegram

The list comprised some noticeable individuals as well as investment companies. One such name was Micky Malka, a partner of Ribbit Capital and a former board member of the Bitcoin Foundation, who was stated in the deposition of Pavel Durov CEO of Telegram.
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Facebook's Libra - Current Members and Quitters list - Oct 2019

PayU (Dutch payments company)
Iliad (French telecom company)
Booking Holdings (travel website)
Mercado Pago (Latin American ecommerce)
Coinbase (cryptocurrency exchange)
Anchorage (cryptocurrency security)
Bison Trails (blockchain start-up)
Xapo Holdings (Bitcoin wallet)
Andreessen Horowitz (venture capital)
Breakthrough Initiatives (venture capital)
Ribbit Capital (venture capital)
Thrive Capital (venture capital)
Union Square Ventures (venture capital)
Creative Destruction Lab (tech accelerator)
Kiva (non-profit lender)
Mercy Corps (humanitarian aid)
Women's World Banking (non-profit)
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Libra publishes signed charter with 21 members, inc. Spotify, Uber and PayU

The Libra Association has announced the 21 companies who have officially signed a charter backing the project, following its meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday..
The Libra Association and 21 other companies met in Geneva, Switzerland
As well as enshrining support from the likes of Spotify, Uber, Netherlands-based fintech PayU and UK mobile network Vodafone, the meeting also agreed on the project’s new association board members and executive staff.
The association board was fixed to five members, which will include Facebook’s ex-blockchain lead who is now the CEO of Libra’s cryptocurrency wallet Calibra, David Marcus, pointing to Facebook’s persistent position as a key player in the project.
Joining Marcus on the board will be entrepreneur lending platform Kiva’s Matthew Dvie, PayU’s Patrick Ellis, private capital firm Andreessen Horowitz’s Kaite Haun, and stable bitcoin exchange Xapo Holdings’ Wences Casares.
Read more: Libra’s woes continue as Booking Holdings departs
Ex-PayPal director Bertrand Perez will remain Libra’s permanent COO, and its interim MD, but he was also newly appointed as Libra’s council and board chairperson.
Dante Disparte, a fellow PayPal alum who currently serves as a member on an advisory council in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will continue to be head of policy and communications and deputy chairperson of the board and council.
Kurt Hemecker, another ex-PayPal director, will continue to head business development for the project.
Facebook was hit with a law suit four days before Libra’s meeting on October 10 by Finco Services, an online banking start-up which is suing the social media giant for trademark infringement over the Calibra logo, according to Reuters.
Despite PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Booking Holdings, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago all pulling out at the eleventh hour, Libra said on Monday that 1,500 entities have expressed interest in joining the project – 180 of which meet its partner criteria.
The full list of all 21 companies now officially signed up to the Libra project are: Anchorage, Mercy Corps, Andreessen Horowitz, PayU, Bison Trails Co, Ribbit Capital, Breakthrough Initiatives L.P, Spotify, Calibra Inc, Thrive Capital, Coinbase, Uber Technologies, Creative Destruction Lab, Union Square Ventures, Farfetch UK Limited, Vodafone, Iliad, Women’s World Banking, Kiva Microfunds, Xapo Holdings Limited and Lyft.
Read on: Facebook’s Libra suffers additional regulatory scrutiny
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Robinhood platform drew $323 million from DST Global and other investors

Robinhood platform drew $323 million from DST Global and other investors
The Robinhood is a smartphone mobile app, which allows individuals to invest in public companies and exchange-traded funds listed on U.S. stock exchanges without paying a commission. Robinhood developed the opportunity to trade by cryptocurrencies at the beginning of 2018. Nowadays the company supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum, ClassicDogecoin, and LightCoin.
This app has drowned $323 million from DST Global by Yuri Milner and other investors under the program of a new round of fundraising.
These funds Robinhood is going to use for widening it's business and opening new financial services.
There are such companies such as NEA, Sequoia, Thrive Capital and Ribbit Capital who also invested in Robinhood.
As a result, the company`s fundraising capitalization has risen to $7,6 billion. This round was led by the venture fund DST Global which Mr. Yuri Milner and partners owe.
In the 2017 Robinhood was estimated as $1,3 billion, after launching support cryptocurrency system it could drow $363 million, so it`s capitalization risen by $5,6 billion.

The information above cannot be considered as investment advice and past results do not indicate future performance.
\*Investors should have experience and understand the risks of losing all the initial investment.)
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Who funded Blockstream?

Posting here as it immediately got downvoted on /bitcoin:
From their website:
The round was led by Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures and Real Ventures, with investments from Nicolas Berggruen, Crypto Currency Partners, Future\Perfect Ventures, Danny Hillis, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Max Levchin, Mosaic Ventures, Ray Ozzie, Ribbit Capital, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and several others.
Do anyone here have information on the remaining 26 investors?
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Released List of Satoshi Roundtable Attendees Gathering this Weekend

Satoshi Roundtable II
This weekend a group of blockchain and bitcoin industry leaders gather again for the Satoshi Roundtable ( retreat. Participants in the second Satoshi Roundtable include developers, CEOs, investors, adopters and influencers from the blockchain and bitcoin world.
The retreat is limited to approximately 75 attendees and designed to encourage organic, participant-driven discussion free of the distractions of a conference.
Sessions include several topics of overall blockchain interest and a roundtable discussion on bitcoin capacity.
Please provide any suggestions you have for areas of discussion/ focus.
Partial list of confirmed participants:
Gabriel Abed, CEO, Bitt Charles Allen, CEO, BTCS Gavin Andresen, MIT / Bitcoin Foundation Adam Back, President, Blockstream David Bailey, CEO, yBitcoins Mike Belshe, CEO, BitGo Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock / T0 Michael Cao, CEO, zoomhash Dave Carlson, CEO, Mega Big Power Daniel Castagnoli, CCO Exodus Sam Cole, CEO, KNC Miner Matt Corallo, Core Developer Luke Dashjr, Core Developer Anthony Di Iorio, CDO-Toronto Stock Exchange, Founder-Ethereum/Decentral/Kryptokit Joe Disorbo, CEO, Webgistix Jason Dorsett, Early Adopter Evan Duffield, FoundeLead Scientist, Dash Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, Partne Co-Founder, Tally Capital Thomas France, Founder, Ledger Jeff Garzik, Founder, Bloq Yifo Guo, Tech Develope Early Adopter David Johnston, Chairman, Factom Samy Kamkar, Super Hacker Alyse Killeen, Partner, Venture Capital Investor Jason King, Founder, Unsung Mike Komaransky, Cumberland Mining Peter Kroll, Founder, Bobby Lee, CEO, BTC China, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Bitcoin Foundation Charlie Lee, Director of Engineering, Coinbase/Founder of Litecoin Eric Lombrozo, Founder, Ciphrex Corp / Developer Marshall Long, CTO, Final Hash Matt Luongo, CEO, Fold Jake Mazulewicz, Ph.D. JMA Associates (guest speaker) Human performance researcher Halsey Minor, CEO, Uphold / Founder of CNet Alex Morcos, Hudson Trading/ Core Developer Neha Narula, MIT, Director of DCI – Digital Currency Initiative Dawn Newton, Co-Founder, COO, Netki Justin Newton, Founder CEO, Netki Stephen Pair, Co-FoundeCEO, BitPay Inc. Michael Perklin, President, C4 – CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium / Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation Alex Petrov, CIO, BitFury Phil Potter, CFA, Bitfinex Francis Pouliot, Director, Bitcoin Embassy, Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation JP Richardson, Chief Technical Officer, Exodus Jamie Robinson, QuickBt Jez San, Angel Investor Marco Santori, Partner, Pillsbury Scott Scalf, EVP/Head of Tech Team, Alpha Point Craig Sellars, CTO, Tether Ryan Shea, Co-Founder, One Name Greg Simon, CEO & Co-Founder Ribbit! Me / President, Bitcoin Association Paul Snow, CEO Factom, Texas Bitcoin Conference Riccardo Spagni, Monero Nick Spanos, Founder, Bitcoin Center NYC Elizabeth Stark, Co-Founder & CEO, Lightning Marco Streng, CEO, Genesis Mining Nick Sullivan, CEO, ChangeTip Paul Sztorc, Truthcoin Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group Peter Todd, Core Developer Joseph Vaughn Perling, New Liberty Dollar Roger Ver, CEO, Memory Dealers / Aaron Voisine, CEO, Breadwallet Zooko Wilcox, CEO, Z Cash Shawn Wilkinson, Founder, Storj Micah Winkelspecht, CEO, Gem
Also, representatives from Blockchain, Bain Capital Ventures, Mycelium, Fidelity Investments and others.
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Are you ready for a 50 states fight against the Bitlicense ?

Dear Bitcoiners,
Are you ready for a fight against the BitLicense in the 50 states ?
Here are the companies and people that support the new version of the BitLicence:
Balaji Srinivasan, CEO 21, Inc. Bill Barhydt, CEO ABRA Valery Vavilov, CEO BitFury Stephen Pair, CEO BitPay Peter Smith, CEO Blockchain Muneedb Ali & Ryan Shea, Co-Founders Blockstack Barry Silbert, CEO Digital Currency Group Michael Moro, CEO Genesis Global Trading Jonathan Johnson CEO - Medici Ventures Chairman - Justin Newton, CEO Netki Dan Morehead, CEO Pantera Capital Meyer Malka, Managing Partner Ribbit Capital Daniel H. Gallancy, CEO SolidX Partners Inc. Wences Casares, CEO Xapo
Those who oppose this BitLicense: EFF: Bitcoin Foundation: Myself:
Theo Chino
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Xapo loses two banking relationships in a year.

From the website The Information.
TL;DR: We know banking relationships are difficult for many Bitcoin startups, but I somewhat surprised that even companies with funding on the level of Xapo's are having difficulty keeping banking relationships. They've been kicked to the curb twice in the last year.
Here's the full article text:
Banks Freeze Out Bitcoin
With $40 million in investments, you’d think the bitcoin company Xapo would have an easy time finding a bank to hold all that money. But twice in the last year, banks have sent Xapo to the curb.
“Here’s a cashiers check for all your cash, thank you for your business,” Xapo CEO Wences Casares recalls a U.S. bank telling the company which helps people buy and store bitcoins.
Big U.S. banks are freezing out the bitcoin industry, making it hard for companies dealing in the cryptocurrency to open accounts to pay their employees, let alone to deposit dollars that they receive in exchange for bitcoins. Banks say there are serious hurdles to working with bitcoin entrepreneurs. At the top of the list: the anonymity of bitcoin transactions makes it hard to comply with money laundering regulations, which carry stiff penalties for violations.
But increasingly, banks are quietly figuring out how to work with bitcoin companies. Earlier this year, Wells Fargo launched a group headed by the bank’s anti-money laundering head Jim Richards, to explore bitcoin and other cryptocurrency technologies. Both Bank of America and Citigroup’s research arms are studying the technology closely.
The efforts by major banks suggest just how seriously major players are taking bitcoin. As hundreds of millions of dollars have poured into bitcoin companies from eager VCs, it may pay off to be one of the few banks currently servicing those clients, like Silicon Valley Bank. But banks also say they’re intrigued by understanding the underlying technology better.
At the same time, the difficulties bitcoin entrepreneurs have in working with banks is a reminder of an ironic problem for bitcoin supporters: to succeed, their decentralized currency may need help from the most skeptical traditional forces, like regulators and banks.
“In 12 to 18 months, I hope and expect that there will be some banks that will be competing for bitcoin business and will be positioning themselves as bitcoin friendly banks,” says Barry Silbert, founder of the Digital Currency Group who meets with bankers regularly. “They’re all digging in and figuring out what their strategy should be.”
Money Laundering
During his yearly presentation to his limited partners, Meyer “Micky” Malka, the founder of Ribbit Capital and an early bitcoin investor, broke down the progress bitcoin had made in the last year: green, marked good news; yellow, okay; red, bad. Bitcoin’s relationship with the banking industry was in red.
That’s largely because banks have an obligation to adhere to the Bank Secrecy Act, which requires banks to watch out for money laundering.
Banks are extra wary of non-bank financial institutions. That is the number two concern on a list of nine types of businesses to watch carefully in a 2010 manual from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, a conglomeration of government entities that monitor banking and money laundering.
Given bitcoin’s anonymity, and its links to murky activities like underground drug marketplace Silk Road, banks are extra cautious. That means that they’re likely to avoid serving bitcoin companies even when the company says an account is supposed to serve only operational functions, like paying employees.
“If you’re looking from a bank's perspective, what’s the upside for us?” says Adam Shapiro, director at the Promontory Financial Group, a major bank consulting firm that has advised banks on bitcoin and other new banking technologies. “The banks that are interested are those that already service [money services businesses] and see a growing and potentially lucrative market, or those that want to understand Bitcoin and blockchain technology better for their own purposes.”
Banks get even more worried when companies want to move beyond a traditional operational account to a “transactional” one, which makes it possible for bitcoin businesses to deposit their customers’ dollars in their account in exchange for services rendered, often selling bitcoins.
With transactional accounts, banks have to find ways to make sure their bitcoin clients aren’t letting their customers send money to someone on the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s blacklist, which includes individuals subject to sanctions for trade or national security reasons.
Banks have made some progress. One approach: bitcoin companies can give banks direct access to their internal data, so that the banks can watch for sketchy behavior. But that still can impose expensive monitoring hassles and risks.
As a result, most banks say they’re looking, but waiting.
“[Bitcoin] is one virtual currency that we’re monitoring in a rapidly evolving space,” a spokesman for Wells Fargo wrote in a statement. “For now, we’re gathering information and learning as much as we can.
Banks aren’t only interested in bitcoin because it could offer a new client base. The underlying technology could help banks cut costs. Transferring money internationally requires banks to pay fees to other banks. Not so with bitcoin, Ripple, Stellar and a range of other cryptocurrencies. That’s why companies like Ripple Labs, which manages an alternative cryptocurrency and is focused on building a new payments infrastructure, have been more successful developing ties to U.S. banks, who have an interest in their focus on the mechanics of sending money around the globe.
Interim Solutions
Right now, most bitcoin businesses depend on Silicon Valley Bank, which offers both operational and transactional accounts. Mr. Silbert says that it would be a major problem for the bitcoin industry if that bank left the market. Silicon Valley Bank did not have a comment for this article.
City National has made early moves to support bitcoin companies. And in many cases, venture capital investors are using their own connections at banks to help their bitcoin portfolio companies get access.
A few small banks have jumped in. The cryptocurrency company, Ripple Labs, signed CBW Bank of Topeka, Kansas and Cross River Bank of Teaneck, NJ. “The smaller banks do move faster,” says Chris Larsen, CEO of the company that’s trying to rethink international money transfers.
Quick has had ongoing problems. CEO Nathan Lands says that two months ago a major U.S. bank closed the company’s account and put a check in the mail. He says a banker even advised him to take his name off his and his wife’s personal account, lest it raise suspicion.
It took him ten days to find a new solution. He won’t say what it was. He says bitcoin companies can either rely on bitcoins for everything and keep cash under a mattress, keep trying commercial banks and hope they don’t get flagged, or open a bank account in another country.
Coinsetter, a bitcoin exchange, says it uses a bank in Malta as its transactional bank account. Using foreign bank accounts means that transaction speeds tend to be slower than they would at a big U.S. bank.
In the end, Promontory’s Mr. Shapiro says he expects more banks to open up to bitcoin—but it’s not clear how soon or how many.
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The BitLicense Papers #1

As promised, I am posting my first of many public comments to the NYDFS here on Reddit. I plan to draft numerous letters in the coming weeks which tackle specific, troublesome provisions of the BitLicense proposals. My plan is to post my initial commentary to my blog and newsletters, solicit suggestions for improvements / additions / modifications from the broader bitcoin community, and then post these commentaries on public forums like this one, NewsGenius, or to encourage other signatures on specific proposals I have made. I will then send official copies of final drafts to the NYDFS for review.
I would also like to post other public comments on my blog. I hope to include the posts from all of the industry’s funded US ventures and investors including Coinbase, Circle, BitPay, Xapo, Blockchain, BitGo, SecondMarket, itBit, Kraken, 21e6, Pantera Capital, USV, a16z, Index, Greylock, and Ribbit, and any others I am omitting at the moment. In addition, I plan to include the responses from advocacy groups, charities, student organizations, and other friends of bitcoin, as well as well written rebuttals from individuals who might not necessarily be household names in Bitcoin - yet. So please send me your own public comments if you would like.
I do not claim to represent anyone else’s interest other than my own, although I hope that my feedback will adequately represent those with less time and quieter voices.
Having written 175 full-length blog posts in the past eight months (wow), I feel like I have built up the endurance to write numerous thorough and cogent rebuttals to the most onerous provisions of the BitLicense. I hope that you all will help me stay on track and be part of my collective editorial staff going forward, so that our least vitriolic and most powerful arguments will be a part of the public record, and rise to the top of the BitLicense discussion.
Cheers, TBI
My first full letter to Lawsky / Syracuse / DFS outlines the problems with the BitLicense:
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Reporte Semanal #2 Julio 2015 I Análisis de Mercado de

Durante la última semana la moneda digital operó la franja entre 292.79 USD y 272.74 USD. Podemos observar en el grafico que el precio tuvo una leve tendencia a la baja de manera lateralizada pero nunca rompiendo el soporte de los 270 USD. Podemos esperar que esta semana el Bitcoin se mantenga en este nivel de precios, de romper la resistencia de 290 USD podría experimentar una suba mantenida hasta el nivel de los 310 USD.*k-M1-0_MOgIter_AP0ov-Q.jpeg
Con más de 800 millones de dólares invertidos en Bitcoin y tecnología Blockchain en nuevas empresas desde 2012, es seguro decir que los capitalistas de riesgo han sin duda sido cautivados.
Las inversiones en la industria ya han superado el total acumulado para el 2014, con más de $ 380 millones comprometidos a nuevas empresas en las rondas de financiación anunciadas públicamente este año.
Mientras que de por si es una cifra impresionante, lo que ese número representa es la cantidad de semillas a las empresas en última etapa que están haciendo apuestas sobre la nueva ola de innovadores con el objetivo de tomar al bitcoin y la tecnología blockchain por delante.
Los Datos de Bitcoin VC de CoinDesk indican que cerca de 200 empresas de capital riesgo han invertido en empresas Bitcoin, un total que excluye a los muchos inversores individuales y que han participado en las rondas de financiación públicas, así como las diversas ofertas privadas mantenidas fuera de la vista del público.
Fuera de estas muchas empresas de inversión, sin embargo, los líderes claros son aquellos cuyos acuerdos de inversión e ideales han influido en el ecosistema más amplio.
Con esto en mente, hemos compilado una lista de 10 de las empresas de inversión más influyentes y visibles en la industria.
IDG Capital Partners:
La única entidad no estadounidense de la lista, de China IDG Capital ha surgido como un inversionista temprano, aún conservador, con un mayor énfasis en las aplicaciones de la blockchain como un libro distribuido.
La primera inversión de IDG se produjo durante su 05 2013 financiación de Ripple Labs, un proveedor de protocolo de pagos distribuido que ha recaudado $ 37 millones en total y recientemente cerró $ 28 millones de la Serie A.
Más tarde, participó con 1 millón de dólares de recaudación en fondos de Koinify. Originalmente concebido como un pedal de arranque descentralizado, Koinify desde entonces ha anunciado que tiene previsto girar como resultado de los ingresos no sostenibles.
Aunque la empresa parece preferir las inversiones en tecnología distribuida de libro mayor, IDG, no obstante ha respaldado uno de los mayores proveedores de servicios de Bitcoin, con sede en el Círculo Financiero de Boston, después de haber participado con 50 millones de dólares de la Serie C del Círculo en abril.
Un representante de IDG Ventures, EE.UU. indicó que la empresa está actualmente buscando oportunidades en fase inicial, mientras que su contraparte con sede en China se centra en ofertas de la última etapa.
Khosla Ventures:
Descrito por TechCrunch como una “entidad de capital riesgo mega”, con sede en Menlo Park Khosla Ventures, recientemente recaudó $ 400m para financiar su siguiente lote de inversiones semilla, algunas de las cuales pueden llegar a ser dedicadas a Bitcoin o empresas blockchain.
Khosla ha tenido una posición reservada con respecto al Bitcoin , la blockchain y a si su tesis de inversión favorece una o la otra. Sin embargo, eso no ha impedido su participación en algunos de las la financiaciónes mas renombradas del espacio.
La Cartera bitcoin de Khosla incluye la industria de recaudación de fondos líder 21 Inc, que ha acumulado más de $ 120 millones en capital inicial hasta la fecha, así como la mayor obra de tecnología del sector Blockstream.
En otros lugares, Khosla ha respaldado rondas de financiación más pequeñas para el proveedor de tecnología blockchain, Cadena y servicios financieros BlockScore.
VC Boost:
San Mateo Boost VC puede estar alejado de un enfoque específico en bitcoin (recientemente anunciando que su clase más nueva sería igualmente dedicada a la realidad virtual), pero desde su creación en 2013, ha sido uno de los inversores más prolíficos en el espacio.
Boost VC ha declarado que pretende respaldar 100 empresas bitcoin en 2017, y ya cuenta con una cartera que incluye nuevas empresas con potencial de crecimiento, incluyendo Align Commerce, BlockCypher, BTCPoint, BitPagos and Reveal.
Dado que la mayoría de sus inversiones son en las primeras etapas, es difícil evaluar plenamente el énfasis de Boost en el volumen de su enfoque en el ecosistema.
AME Cloud Ventures:
El fondo de start-ups fundado por el fundador de Yahoo, Jerry Yang, AME Cloud Ventures, ha surgido como otro inversor prudente y poco frecuente en la industria bitcoin.
La compañía con sede en Palo Alto cuenta con tres de las startups mejor financiadas en su cartera hasta la fecha — BitPay, Blockstream, Ripple Labs, así como Blockcypher y el solucionador de identidad para blockchain Shocard.
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Aunque Lightspeed ha ralentizado sin duda el ritmo de sus inversiones en la tecnología, la sociedad de capital riesgo fue uno de sus primeros y más vocales partidarias, con el socio Jeremy Liew expresando públicamente su entusiasmo por la tecnología ya en 2013 y que aparece como testigo en las audiencias de Bitlicense en 2014.
En general, Lightspeed ha realizado una inversión interesante en un arsenal de bitcoin y empresas blockchain ya sea directamente o a través de sus filiales.
Sin embargo, Lightspeed se trasladó más decididamente en octubre 2014 con copias de una ronda de financiación de $ 30.5m para un proveedor de wallets de bitcoin en Blockchain. La financiación, la más grande en el espacio, podría decirse que establece el escenario para rondas aún más grandes en la parte superior de 2015.
Ribbit capital
Sin embargo, otra firma de riesgo que ha liderado el pensamiento en la inversión para el ecosistema de la tecnología es Ribbit capital.
Lanzada en 2013, la firma VC fue una de las primeras en interesarse en el espacio, con el fundador de Micky Malka uniendose a la Fundación Bitcoin.
Aunque entusiasta, Ribbit ha sido igualmente paciente con las copias de algunos de los mayores rondas de financiación del ecosistema, incluidos los de Blockstream, BTCJam, Coinbase, Ripple laboratorios y XAPO.
Union Square Ventures,
Impulsado por el socio Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures (USV) ha sido uno de los más comprometidos en el diálogo público sobre la tecnología.
Liberal con sus alabanzas, sin embargo, USV ha sido conservador con sus fondos.
Hasta la fecha, USV ha realizado inversiones en sólo tres empresas Bitcoin y blockchain —La firma de servicios Bitcoin, Coinbase, la red de comercio descentralizado OpenBazaar y la de código abierto del protocolo de identidad OneName.
Las inversiones, aparentemente dispares, sin embargo, sugieren una de las tesis más bien definidas entre las principales empresas de capital de riesgo. USV cree en explorar si el explosivo crecimiento permitido por el protocolo bitcoin se podría aplicar a las verticales más allá de las finanzas en lugar de las inversiones en el ecosistema de apoyo de bitcoin.
RRE Ventures,
Otra firma no tan pública con respecto a los elogios a la tecnología, RRE ha añadido una impresionante lista de compañías Bitcoin a su cartera.
Comenzando con el intercambio bitcoin ITbit en 2013, RRE ha invertido ya en la empresa minera bitcoin 21 Inc; y al procesador de pagos BitPay; Especialistas en API Gem; proveedores de la cartera de hardware del caso; Mirror y Ripple Labs.
Tal vez su inversión más notable, sin embargo, es en la firma de tecnología blockchain Chain, la cual es liderada por el CEO y socio de RRE Adam Ludwin.
Las inversiones de RRE son dignas de mención dada su variedad, aunque la mayoría de estas nuevas empresas se centran en los aspectos fundamentales del ecosistema bitcoin, ya se trate de pagos de máquina a máquina o contratos inteligentes basados en la ​​blockchain.
Sin embargo, estas inversiones podrían llegar a formar sólo una fracción de lo que se viene para la empresa, ya que ha recaudado $ 1.5bn en más de siete fondos desde su fundación en 1994.
Digital Currency Group (Antes Bitcoin Opportunity Corp)
BitFlyer, BitPay, BitPesa, BitGo, BitNet, BitPremier, BitX — estos son sólo algunos de los startups Bitcoin que usan un prefijo «bit» y respaldados por Barry Silbert Bitcoin Oportunity Corp.
Recientemente rebautizado como Digital Coin Group (DCG), el fondo de Silbert ha sido uno de los inversores más activos, tanto personalmente como a través de DCG, con nombres importantes, como Coinbase, Circle y Ripple labs de redondeo a cabo su cartera de 35 empresas.
Andreessen Horowitz
Quizás indiscutiblemente el de más alto perfil que participa en el ecosistema bitcoin ha sido Andreessen Horowitz, la firma de capital privado lanzada por el fundador de Netscape Marc Andreessen y gerente de producto de Netscape Ben Horowitz.
Tras su participación en abril de 2013 en la ronda de inversión de Ripple Lab, Andreessen Horowitz se movio agresivamente para ayudar a desarrollar y cultivar los dos startups mejor financiados de la industria, Coinbase y 21 Inc, que representan $ 227 millones en inversión total o más de $ 1 en $ 4 hasta ahora invertido en la industria.
Andreessen Horowitz también ha visto al socio general Balaji Srinivasan asumir un papel activo en el desarrollo de 21 cuando asumió un puesto de consejero delegado de la compañía en mayo.
La compañía también ha participado en las rondas de inversión más pequeños para TradeBlock y OpenBazaar.
Uno de los mayores bancos de Francia está buscando contratar a un desarrollador con enfoque en bitcoin.
Société Générale (SocGen) publicó un listado de trabajo el 2 de julio para una “TI desarrollador en Bitcoin, blockchains y cryptocurrencies”. SocGen es el tercer banco francés en términos de activos, reportando $ 1,3bn en activos en 2014.
El contrato de 12 meses, de acuerdo con el post, seria de investigación y desarrollo en cryptocurrencies y blockchain. Aunque no hay detalles, el mensaje indica que el banco está tratando de desarrollar software en la empresa, citando “la programación de prototipos”. SocGen no respondió de inmediato a una solicitud de comentarios.
Las responsabilidades que se enumeran a la posición incluyen:
“Como VIE, tendrá las siguientes funciones y responsabilidades: Programación en C # / C ++ / Python / Otros contra bitcoin, altcoin, diferentes APIs altchain blockchain, el desarrollo de una prueba de concepto en cualquier idioma / protocolos utilizados en los protocolos criptomoneda y blockchains 1,0–3,0; corriendo estadísticas contra blockchains y formas de ingeniería para recopilar información cuantitativa sobre lo que realmente sucede en el mundo de las criptomonedas “.
La posición también requiere la organización de informes internos, presentaciones del personal y programas de capacitación. El VIE tendrá la tarea de “comprometerse con la comunidad FinTech y la recopilación de información sobre el sector de la cripto-moneda en Londres y en otros lugares.”
Bitcoin es la zona de mayor crecimiento en la inversión de Start-ups desde mediados de 2012, afirmo un capitalista de riesgo de Redpoint.
En su reciente análisis de datos Mattermark, Tomasz Tunguz señaló que la inversión en empresas Bitcoin — seguido de cerca por las Sharing-Photos y las startups de almacenamiento físico — ha crecido un 151% en los últimos tres años.
Sin embargo, Tunguz señalo que las startups Bitcoin representan una “fracción minúscula” del total invertido de los fondos —al recibir apenas el 0,18% de la financiación total de el último año.
La inversión de capital de riesgo en el sector bancario sólo ha crecido un 65% desde mediados de 2012, pero el sector ha recibido una cuota de 1,85% del número total de dólares invertidos en los últimos doce meses.
Redpoint, que ha financiado 434 empresas hasta la fecha cuenta con empresas en todas las áreas de desarrollo(temprano, medio y tardío)
Las afirmaciones de Tunguz siguen la publicación del Estado de CoinDesk del Informe Bitcoin (SOB) para el Q2 de 2015, que encontró que la inversión total de capital riesgo en el espacio de la moneda digital fue en aumento, señalando un aumento del 21% a US $ 832m.
Un portavoz del ING Group ha aclarado que sus clientes son capaces de comprar a bitcoin a traves de cuentas bancarias de la empresa, a pesar de las declaraciones contradictorias de uno de sus representantes en los medios sociales.
Los estados siguen un período de especulación sobre las políticas de la banca y los servicios financieros de la empresa multinacional holandesa ING siguiendo la afirmación de que estaba bloqueando las compras de bitcoin a las cuentas de los usuarios.
Un portavoz de la compañía indicó ayer que no era posible para los usuarios de ING intentar adquirir bitcoin usando sus cuentas debido al “mayor riesgo de fraude” asociado a las transacciones.
Esa declaración se retractó mas tarde en declaraciones a Coindesk:
“Nuestra política bitcoin, es muy simple, los clientes de ING pueden comprar bitcoins con su cuenta bancaria ING.”
Representantes de la compañía en Twitter también han puesto en claro el asunto.
No obstante, los comentarios son algunas de las primeras declaraciones de ING en cuanto a su política del bitcoin, a pesar de que se había dirigido previamente el tema en sus materiales corporativos.
ING cuenta con 32 millones de clientes privados e institucionales, ganando € 1,3 mil millones en la banca minorista y € 739 millones de sus actividades de banca comercial en el 1er trimestre de 2015.
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Implications of Benchmark and Ribbit stake in Pantera Bitcoin

If you haven't seen the news, Pantera Bitcoin just got a capital infusion from some pretty big investment firms.
As described by the NYT, Pantera Bitcoin is "a San Francisco-based hedge fund operator that buys and sells virtual currencies". The article goes on to say that "In recent months, he said, the firm’s staff of 16 has shifted its attention to work full time on investments in the virtual currency world."
This is a big win for the crypto world and the fact that they're not just limited to Bitcoin means that we can benefit from this too.
Now's the time to get the word out there. Getting on the radar of funds like this one can lead to huge jumps in both value and visibility.
Full article here:
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