Today, Europe – the fastest growing region for investing in venture captan Bitcoin, according CoinDesk.
In the quarterly report, which was released on Thursday, CoinDesk showed that venture capital investments in the Bitcoin in Europe nearly doubled in the second quarter to $ 30.9 million, compared with $ 15.6 million in the first quarter. Indicators of North America grew 21% to $ 186.3 million, and Asia – fell by 18% to $ 20.8 million Here is a chart compiled CoinDesk:
In Europe, the Dutch company Bitfury, a manufacturer of mining equipment, has received a $ 20 million investment, making the Netherlands the second country in the world to raise funds venture capital funds.
European countries occupy the first five positions in the ranking of the main protocol Bitcoin downloads per capita. Venture Capital Fund Bitcoin Opportunity Corp Barry Silbert announced an investment of $ 250,000 in the Swedish Bitcoin – Exchange Safello.
“In a very short time, the team has created Safello leading European platform for the purchase, storage and sale of Bitcoin,” – said Silbert. A growing number of users and transactions on the exchange, and I was happy to join a group of investors to help implement Safello its ambitious plans. “
Prospects of this project in Europe – quite high, although it is unlikely that they will be able to compete with the U.S. in the near future.
“Despite the fact that in Europe, a growing number of investment in Bitcoin, funding levels are still much lower than in the U.S., which will lead in the near future by number of similar startups and the volume of attracted investments.” – He said.
According CoinDesk, Thursday BTC price was $ 616.