SBT Venture Capital partner Mircea Mihaescu has suggested that the blockchain could replace the current banking system.
The Bitcoin Investment Trust is set to become the first publicly traded bitcoin fund, having received approval from US securities regulator FINRA.
Bitcoin hardware wallet startup Ledger has raised €1.3m in an investment round led by French VC fund, XAnge Private Equity.
Kenya-based bitcoin services provider BitPesa has raised $1.1m in funding led by Pantera Capital and including Bitcoin Opportunity Corp.
Online shopping startup Ziftr has officially closed the presale of its own altcoin, raising over $850,000 in under two months.
Swedish bitcoin mining company KnCMiner has raised $15m in a Series B funding round led by Accel Partners.
Micropayments startup NeuCoin has raised $2.25m in angel funding from investors including King co-founder Patrik Stymne and Uber SVP Emil Michael.
Bitcoin services firm bitFlyer has secured a $1.1m funding round to expand overseas, bringing its total to $2.93m.
Anycoin Direct has raised €500,000 as part of its seed funding round to expand its bitcoin brokerage service.
Coinbase has raised $75m from investors including the New York Stock Exchange, USAA, BBVA and telcom giant DoCoMo.