Stockholm-based cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill raises $2 million

Swedish cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill has landed $2 million in a fiat funding round led by Coin Ninja, with participation from Charlie Lee, Fulgur Ventures, and Bnktothefuture. The startup expects to use the funding to expand its development and marketing teams. Bitrefill, which builds its products for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, states its mission as to help […]

German blockchain banking startup Bitwala raises €4 million

German-founded blockchain banking service Bitwala has raised €4 million in funding from the venture capital firms Earlybird and Coparion. Bitwala is a crypto-friendly banking startup that offers its clients bitcoin debit cards, operates a bitcoin wallet service, and facilitates money transfers with SEPA and SWIFT by exchanging cryptocurrencies to more than 20 fiat currencies in […]

Bitcoin hardware wallet maker Ledger raises $75 million

Ledger, the maker of bitcoin storage hardware, has raised $75 million led by Draper Esprit. The Series B round also included Draper Venture Network funds, such as Draper Associates, Draper Dragon and Boost VC with participation from FirstMark Capital, Cathay Innovation, Korelya Capital, CapHorn Invest, GDTRE, and Digital Currency Group. The French company develops hardware […]

Prasos raises €2.5 million for its cryptocurrency investment service

Finland’s Prasos has raised €2.5 million to further develop its cryptocurrency investment services that are targeted at traditional investors. The company raised the funds through the Invesdor equity investment platform in December. More than 1,000 shareholders from Finland and abroad invested in the company, taking up to 15%. It will use the funds to launch […]