Juniper Research: Blockchain and bitcoin companies lift $290 in …

Jeremy Allaire Circle CEO Circle CEO and co-founder Jeremy Allaire. Circle

Startups operative with blockchain and bitcoin record around a universe lifted tighten to $300 million (£231.2 million) in appropriation in a initial 6 months of a year, according to Juniper Research.

Over 30 startups lifted $290 million (£223.5 million) though over a third went to only 3 companies in large sheet fundraises: Circle, which lifted $60 million (£46.2 million) in June; Blockstream, which bagged $55 million (£42.4 million) in February; and Digital Asset Holdings, which lifted $50 million (£38.5 million) in January.

Blockchain is a form of database record initial grown to underpin digital banking bitcoin. Instead of one executive database of who owns what, blockchain allows for a network of identical, related databases that speak to any other and are updated simultaneously.

Every time someone wants to make a change or supplement something onto a blockchain (the common database), a infancy of members of a network contingency pointer off on it. This cuts out a need for middlemen in transactions, since a fact that everybody signs off means trust is built into a system.

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