Ripple Labs and other investments

Total investment: 28 million US dollars. Closing date: May 2015. Total investment: USD 37 million

Investors: US futures, CME Group, Seagate Technology, AME Cloud Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management, China Growth Capital, Wicklow Capital, Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Core Innovation Capital, Route 66 Ventures, RRE Ventures, Vast Ventures and Venture 51.

What happened since then: Ripple labs hired the former head of the US Treasury Department as a consultant in July.

Mark Preuss is founder and CEO of BTC-ECHO

After studying economics in the Netherlands and China, he held various positions in finance, first in Switzerland and finally in Düsseldorf. Early on, he became enthusiastic about digital currencies and blockchain technology. In the absence of a contact point in German-speaking countries, Mark finally decided at the end of 2013 to launch BTC-ECHO, his own media platform for digital currencies and blockchain. Since then, he has developed BTC-ECHO into the most widely used German-language platform for crypto currencies.

itbitItItBit
Total investment: 25 million US dollars. Closing date: May 2015. Total investment: 28.25 million US dollars

Investors: RRE Ventures, Liberty City Ventures, Jay W Jordan II and James Pallotta.

What has happened since: ItBit was recognized as a licensed exchange by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Briefly, the exchange began OTC trading.

bitfury15BitFury
Total investment: 20 million US dollars. Closing date: July 2015. Total investment: USD 60 million

Investors: The Georgian Co-Investment Fund, DRW Venture Capital and iTech Capital.

What has happened since

Earlier this month, BitFury announced that it had completed the development of the 6NM ASIC Bitcoin-Mining chip.

KNC
Total investment: 15 million US dollars. Closing date: February 2015. Total investment: 29 million US dollars

Investors. Accel Partners, GP Bullhound, Creandum and Martin Wattin: Accel Partners, GP Bullhound, Creandum and Martin Wattin.

What has happened since then: In June, the Swedish company announced its intention to launch a groundbreaking Bitcoin ASIC Mining Chip.

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Vogogo
Total investment: 12.5 million US dollars. Closing date: June 2015. Total investment: 21 million US dollars

Investors. Beacon Securities, Clarus Securities and Salmon Partners: Beacon Securities, Clarus Securities and Salmon Partners.

What has happened since then: Geoff Gordon, CEO of Vogogo, wants to use the funds received for partnerships with various bank partners and to work hard on a healthy branding in the Bitcoin industry.