(The Bridge) – Tokyo-based BitFlyer, a association behind a Japanese bitcoin exchange, announced this week that it has cumulative about $27 million (3 billion yen) from Venture Labo Investment, SBI Investment, and others.
Companies that have participated in this startup’s prior rounds embody Recruit Strategic Partners, Quick (financial news provider), Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, Dentsu Digital Holdings, Incubate Fund, East Ventures, Digital Currency Group and GMO Venture Partners. The latest appropriation means that a company’s collateral adds up to 3.89 billion yen ($34.9 million) — a second largest among all bitcoin sell companies around a universe according to Coindesk.
The association skeleton to use a supports to strengthen tellurian resources and enhance a use overseas, while shoring adult a domestic position. As partial of these efforts, they have set adult a auxiliary in Luxembourg to improved support to a European market. The Tokyo organisation recently launched a bitcoin-based remuneration gateway for e-commerce sites; this follows their launch of a marketplace for investors traffic with Ethereum-based cryptocurrency Ether.
BitFlyer was founded in Jan of 2014 by former Goldman Sachs merchant Yuzo Kano. The association is a startup though has