30 Apr '16, 7am

Japan's leading bitcoin exchange BitFlyer secures $27 million - VentureBeat

(The Bridge ) – Tokyo-based BitFlyer , the company behind a Japanese bitcoin exchange, announced this week that it has secured about $27 million (3 billion yen) from Venture Labo Investment , SBI Investment , and others. Companies which have participated in this startup’s previous rounds include 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 funding means that the company’s capital adds up to 3.89 billion yen ($34.9 million) — the second largest among all bitcoin exchange companies around the world according to Coindesk . The company plans to use the funds to strengthen human resources and expand the service overseas, while shoring up its domestic position. As part of these...

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