Bitcoin wallet start-up Blockchain raises $40 million from Google, billionaire Richard Branson

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  • Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet start-up, has raised $40 million led by venture capital firm Lakestar, Google’s investment arm GV, and billionaire Richard Branson, the company said on Thursday.
  • Blockchain has created a bitcoin wallet which is essentially a piece of software to store the digital currency and carry out transactions with other users.
  • The money will be used to expand the team further and invest in more research and development, Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, told CNBC on Thursday.
  • Smith said that the recent rally in bitcoin has caused high demand for Blockchain’s wallet product, and the funding will help to meet that.
  • Blockchain has nearly 15 million sign-ups with “billions of dollars worth of monthly consumer wallet activity”, Smith said, adding this includes deposits and transactions.

Blockchain will use the money to expand into new territories.
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Bitcoin wallet start-up Blockchain raises $40 million from Google, billionaire Richard Branson

  • Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet start-up, has raised $40 million led by venture capital firm Lakestar, Google’s investment arm GV, and billionaire Richard Branson, the company said on Thursday.
  • The investment comes at a time of rising interest in cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, which recently hit a record high and has seen a massive rally since the start of the year.
  • Blockchain has created a bitcoin wallet which is essentially a piece of software to store the digital currency and carry out transactions with other users.
  • The money will be used to expand the team further and invest in more research and development, Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, told CNBC on Thursday.
  • In addition, the start-up is looking to open new offices in different countries to expand.

Blockchain will use the money to expand into new territories.
Continue reading “Bitcoin wallet start-up Blockchain raises $40 million from Google, billionaire Richard Branson”

Bitcoin wallet start-up Blockchain raises $40 million from Google, billionaire Richard Branson

  • Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet start-up, has raised $40 million led by venture capital firm Lakestar, Google’s investment arm GV, and billionaire Richard Branson, the company said on Thursday.
  • The investment comes at a time of rising interest in cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, which recently hit a record high and has seen a massive rally since the start of the year.
  • Blockchain has created a bitcoin wallet which is essentially a piece of software to store the digital currency and carry out transactions with other users.
  • The money will be used to expand the team further and invest in more research and development, Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, told CNBC on Thursday.
  • In addition, the start-up is looking to open new offices in different countries to expand.

Blockchain will use the money to expand into new territories.
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ViaBTC to Open Bitcoin Exchange After Raising $200,000 in Funding Led by Bitmain ⋆ Epeak . Independent news and blogs

  • The CNY exchange will be based in China and provide no margins or futures, but the USD exchange will be based offshore and will provide margins and futures as permitted by relevant regulations, according to Sara Ouyang, Chief Operating Officer at ViaBTC.
  • Financing from Bitmain or any other company in the future will help us grow even bigger.
  • The bitcoin exchanges market appears competitive, but the industry is sorely lacking margins or futures in a regulated exchange.
  • Then there is OKCoin’s offshore exchange which continues to provide 3x margins as well as 20x futures, but, again, they are unregulated.
  • Until then, new exchanges that provide margins or futures at a significant level can only improve the overall trading situation.


One of the biggest bitcoin mining pools, ViaBTC, is to open a CNY/BTC exchange in around two months with a USD/BTC exchange to follow. The CNY exchan
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Julia Child’s Provençale Tomato Sauce Recipe

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  • Add the onions, sprinkle with salt and cook slowly for about 10 minutes, until tender but not browned.
  • Sprinkle on the flour and cook slowly for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; do not brown.
  • Cover and cook slowly for 10 minutes, so the tomatoes will render more of their juice.

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This is an under-the-radar basic from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” featured in a New York Times article about readers’ favorite Child recipes It is a tomato sauce with onions, garlic and basil, raised high with a perfumed whiff of orange peel and coriander seed Make it when the farmers’ market is overflowing with good tomatoes, freeze it in plastic bags, and use it until there is no more


Julia Child’s Provençale Tomato Sauce Recipe