Since bitcoin hit the mainstream, most people have understood it only as a new currency, some sort of a “digital gold”. But for those who took the time to understand the fundamentals of blockchain technologies, they saw a whole new system to create trust in a trustless system. Put another way, what the internet did for sharing information, blockchains can do for sharing value. To see the full list of 725 companies in our Bitcoin category, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.
We’re finally at the point where existing blockchain-focused startups are beginning to gain traction, and new startups are appearing with announced funding rounds by serious investors. These are the players whose stated goals are to move bitcoin beyond currency, into a system of distributed financial systems, social tools, and contracts.
Check out the below, where we’ve updated our bitcoin sector map to better emphasize this category of startup companies.
Here’s a quick description of some of the more interesting players in the space:
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