35 Superlative Bitcoin Startups You Must Know!

: October 23, 2018

35 Companies That Are Dominating The Bitcoin Industry From The Front!


2017 has been a remarkable year for Bitcoins and it's traders. That's when Bitcoin has risen to a new level. In Dec 2017 Bitcoin surpassed an $11,000 evaluation for the first time in history. And Large businesses like Amazon, Microsoft and Dell all has started accepting this digital payment service. As a result to date Bitcoin is the most successful digital currency.

The bitcoin world is this new ecosystem where it doesn’t cost that much to start a new bitcoin company, it doesn’t cost much to start owning bitcoin either, and it is a much more efficient way of moving money around the world,” ---Tim Draper, venture capitalist.

With it's revolution more and more companies are being founded who are either processing Bitcoin payments or who are a Bitcoin Digital Wallet company, that are securely storing bitcoins or Bitcoin Investors who are investing in Bitcoin oriented Startups.


Here Is A List Of The 35 Companies That Are Leading The Revolution From The Front:


1. Coinbase:


Location: San Francisco, California, U.STotal Funding: $225.4M in 6 funding rounds (as of Aug 10, 2017)

Valuation: $1.5B (Aug 10, 2017)
Acquisitions: Kippt & Blockr.io

A platform where merchants, consumers and traders can transact with digital currency. Coinbase operates exchanges of Bitcoin (BitcoinSign.svg), Ethereum (Ξ), Litecoin (Ł) and other digital assets with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide.


2. Blockstream:


Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Total Funding: $151M in 5 funding rounds (as of Nov 21, 2017)
Estimated Valuation: $366.67M (Feb 3, 2016)
Acquisitions: GreenAddress

A blockchain technology company that works to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets, and smart contracts. Blockstream is the leading provider of blockchain technologies, on the forefront of work in cryptography and distributed systems. From fraud to counterfeiting, from security to confidentiality, from accountability to transparency, our mission is to solve problems that undermine trust in today's financial systems.


3. Quoine:


Location: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Total Funding: $123M in 3 funding rounds (as of Nov 13, 2017)
Lead Investor: JAFCO Asia

Quoine is a web-based bitcoin trading platform that allows its users to trade virtual currencies for fiat currencies. It also facilitates fiat currency deposits at local banks spanning many international and Asian currencies such as USD, EUR, JPY, SGD, AUD, etc.


4. BitPay:


Headquarter: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Total Funding: $62.15M in 4 funding rounds (as of Dec 6, 2017)
Lead Investors: Founders Fund, Aquiline Technology Growth, Index Ventures etc.

A global bitcoin payment service provider that builds powerful tools for spending, accepting, and building with bitcoin. BitPay is one of the largest bitcoin payment processors that has started processing US$1 million daily in 2014.


5. Blockstack:


Location: New York, New York, United States

Total Funding: $58.25M in 4 funding rounds (as of Dec 4, 2017)
Lead Investors: Union Square Ventures, AngelList founder Naval Ravikant, Digital Currency Group etc.

Blockstack is a new network for decentralized applications that aims to address the centralization at the application-layer of the internet. The company builds an alternate DNS and alternate public-key infrastructure. It's the first implementation of a decentralized DNS system on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. It combines DNS functionality with public key infrastructure and is primarily meant to be used by new blockchain applications.


6. Earn.com:


Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Total Funding: $121.05M in 2 funding rounds (as of Mar 10, 2015)
Lead Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund etc.

A bitcoin startup that enables its users to build, buy, and sell machine-payable apps with developers all around the world. 21 Inc provides its users with an embeddable mining chip that can be integrated into any internet-connected device, thereby supporting a continuous stream of digital currency for use in a wide variety of applications.


7. BitFury:


Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands.

Total Funding: $90M in 4 funding rounds (as of Jan 25, 2017)
Investments: Moeco & Rootstock
Lead Investors: Credit China FinTech Holdings & Bill Tai

Bitfury is the leading full service Blockchain technology company and one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the Blockchain ecosystem. The company develops and delivers both the software and the hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move an asset across the Blockchain.


8. Blockchain Capital:


Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Total Funding: $72,720,000 in 2 funding rounds (as of Oct 16, 2017)
No. of Investment: 66
Lead Investments: Radar Relay, Coinsetter & Tierion

Blockchain Capital is a pioneer and the premier venture capital firm investing in Blockchain enabled technology companies. Blockchain Capital invests in Blockchain-enabled technology companies, they believe crypto currencies are the harbinger of decentralized applications that will fundamentally change the internet and the digital economy.


9. WB21:


Location: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Total Funding: $87.75M in 6 funding rounds (as of Sep 1, 2016)
Lead Investor: Michael Gastauer & Gastauer Family Office
Valuation: $2.2B (Sep 1, 2016)

WB21 is a digital Bank offering real time account opening and cross border payments in 28 currencies and across 180 countries. It offers the entire account opening process online, in real time for Private and Business clients from 180 countries. With more than 2 Million customers, we process cross border payments of over 2 Billion USD on a monthly basis.


10. TenX:


Location: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Total funding: $81.12M in 3 funding rounds (as of Jun 27, 2017)
Lead Investor: James Sowers

TenX is a bitcoin startup that makes any cryptocurrency spendable anytime and anywhere. They are the only company worldwide that offers multiple cryptocurrencies to be spent through a debit card to use anytime anywhere.


11. Blockchain:


Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Total Funding: $70,000,000 in 2 funding round (as of Jun 22, 2017)
Acquisitions: ZeroBlock & RTBTC.com (to date)
Lead Investors: Prudence Holdings, Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar etc.

A a web-based bitcoin platform that makes using bitcoin safe, easy, and secure for all consumers and businesses worldwide. Blockchain has experienced a rapid 2100% expansion in a year and a half as Blockchain exploded from 100,000 users to over 3,000,000 users.


12. BitGo:


Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Total Funding: $54.5M in 3 funding rounds (as of Dec 11, 2017)
Lead Investors: Valor Equity Partners, BitFury Capital & Redpoint


BitGo is the leading Bitcoin security platform and a pioneer of multi-sig technology. The company offers an enterprise-grade, multi-sig, multi-user Bitcoin wallet, as well as API access to its underlying security platform.


13. CoinLancer:


Location: Al Ajman, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Total Funding: $12M (as of Oct 30, 2017)
Lead Investor: James Sowers

A blockchain platform for effective freelancing and secure peer-to-peer exchanges. This Ethereum based freelancing platform uses blockchain technology to create more meritocratic freelancing ecosystem. CoinLancer is a decentralized job market built on Ethereum platform that empowers burgeoning freelancers and clients from across the globe.


14. Coinify:


Location: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Total Funding: $10.1M in 3 funding rounds (as of Dec 22, 2017)
Acquisitions: Acquired Coinzone on Aug 12, 2015
Lead Investors: SEB Venture Capital & Nordic Eye

A platform that offers blockchain currency trading and payment processing services: individuals can buy and sell blockchain currencies; and merchants can accept blockchain payments in 15 currencies and receive payouts in fiat. Coinify API allows trading and payment processing white label solutions for its partners: Payment Service Providers can offer blockchain currencies as payment method to their merchants; Cryptocurrency wallet providers can offer in-wallet trading; Loyalty point companies can offer rewards in the form of blockchain currency, Financial institutions can integrate blockchain currency trading in their platform, etc.


15. Xapo:


Headquarter: Zurich, Switzerland

Total Funding: $40M in 2 funding rounds (as of Jul 8, 2014)
Lead Investors: Greylock Partners, Index Ventures & Benchmark etc

Xapo is a Hong Kong-based Fintech company that provides a bitcoin wallet combined with a cold storage vault and a bitcoin-based debit card.


16. BitPesa:


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Total Funding: $10M in 5 funding rounds (as of Aug 30, 2017)
Lead Investors: Greycroft, Pantera Capital & BitFury Capital

A digital F/X platform that offers businesses a fast, easy and low-cost way to make payments to, from, & within frontier markets. BitPesa is focused on using cutting-edge blockchain technology to increase efficiency across markets, It opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world.


17. Bitmain:


Headquarter: Beijing, Beijing, China

Total Funding: $50M (as of Sep 4, 2017)
Lead Investors: Sequoia Capital & IDG Capital Partner
Acquisitions: Acquired BlockTrail on Jul 20, 2016

Bitmain is a manufacturer of Bitcoin mining hardware and other related services. It is world's most power-efficient bitcoin miner. World's best ROI for any bitcoin miner. The company remains at the forefront of the Bitcoin mining industry, and take pride in being one of the most recognizable brands in the cryptocurrency space.


18. Coinsquare:


Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Total Funding: $8.4M (as of Dec 4, 2017)

An online exchange that enables its users to transact using cryptocurrency. Individuals can trade their wealth for digital currency and assets. With varying fees for each transaction, users have to first fund and convert their coins before having them ready for withdrawal in their digital wallets, through proprietary Interac e-transfers.


19. Bread:


Location: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Total Funding: $39M in 2 funding rounds (as of Dec 18, 2017)
Lead Investors: Das Capital, Liberty City Ventures, East Ventures etc

A decentralized financial services platform that started with the launch of its simple and safe bitcoin wallet, designed to enable anyone and everyone to take advantage of Bitcoin. Bread allows customers to perform many of the functions that they would at your local bank, without the middle-man.


20. Pantera Capital:


Location: Menlo Park, California, United States

Total Funding: $50,400,000 in 5 funding rounds(as of Jan 5, 2018)
Exits: Korbit, ChangeCoin, LaunchKey
Lead Investments: Kik, FunFair Technologies, Unikrn & DMarket

Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies and companies in the space.


21. Ripio:


Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Total Funding: $44.45M in 9 funding rounds (as of Oct 11, 2017)
Lead Investors: Pantera Capital, Niraj Mehta & Digital Finance Group
Acquisition: Acquired Unisend Latinamerican Bitcoin Exchange on Sep 16, 2015


Ripio, formerly BitPagos, is a bitcoin and digital payments company. Ripio's payment gateway accepts bitcoin and credit card payments, pays out to merchants in local currency or bitcoins.


22. Kraken:


Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Total Funding: $6.5M in 3 funding rounds (as of Apr 12, 2016)
Lead Investor: Money Partners Group
Acquisitions: Acquired Cryptowatch, CleverCoin, Cavirtex, Glidera & Coinsetter to date.

A bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity that trades various currencies, including Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds, and Japanese yen. Kraken is trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, institutions, and authorities across the world, from Toyko’s court-appointed trustee to Germany’s BaFin regulated Fidor Bank.


23. bitFlyer:


Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Total Funding: $36.2M in 7 funding rounds (Feb 14, 2017)
Lead Investors: Digital Currency Group, SBI Asset Management & Venture Labo Investment Co.,Ltd

A Bitcoin exchange and marketplace that enables its customers to buy, sell, and spend bitcoins. The site offers an Application Programming Interface which allows the clients to access and control their accounts, using custom written software.


24. Colu:


Location: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Total Funding: $26.6M in 3 funding rounds (as of Dec 13, 2017)
Lead Investors: Spark Capital, Aleph & IDB Group

Colu is a digital wallet that uses blockchain technology to localize currencies. Colu's digital wallet app makes it easy and convenient way to pay instantly from your mobile phone while empowering local businesses in your city.


25. Bitstamp:


Location: Aldermaston, West Berkshire, United Kingdom

Total Funding: $12,400,000 in 2 funding rounds (as of Jan 5, 2017)
Investment: Invested $700K in Koto Labs on Jun 19, 2014
Lead Investor: Pantera Capital

Bitstamp is an European Union based bitcoin marketplace. It allows people from all around the world to safely buy and sell bitcoins.


26. Monaco:


Headquarter: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Total Funding: $26.7M (as of Jun 18, 2017)

A pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform with a vision of Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet TM. Monaco Technology GmbH has a mission of putting Cryptocurrency in Every WalletTM as the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform (Monaco Visa card and mobile app) allowing users to buy, exchange, and spend fiat and cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ethereum, at perfect interbank exchange rates.


27. Veem:


Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Total Funding: $44.25M in 6 funding rounds (as of Mar 8, 2017)
Lead Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Pantera Capital & NAB Ventures

A next generation platform for business to business payments service provider (PSP) for global commerce. Veem enables businesses to send and receive payments in local currency via a simple and inexpensive manner by using our unique multi-rail technology across several global networks.


28. token:

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Total Funding: $18.5M in 2 funding rounds (as of Apr 24, 2017)
Investors: EQT Ventures, Octopus Ventures & OP Financial Group

Token is a digital payment solutions for banks, e-commerce merchants, billers, and developers. The company provides hosted digital payment solutions for banks, e-commerce merchants, billers, and developers.


29. LedgerX:


Location: New York, New York, United States

Total Funding: $12.9M in 3 funding rounds (as of Nov 14, 2017)
Lead Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Digital Finance Group & Miami International Holdings

LedgerX is an institutional trading and clearing platform that has received approval from the U.S.


30. PayStand:


Location: Scotts Valley, California, United States

Total Funding: $8.3M in 9 funding rounds (as of Nov 16, 2017)
Lead Investors: BlueRun Ventures & LEAP Global Partners

A modern B2B payment platform enabling 0% bank-to-bank transactions. PayStand's B2B enterprise payments processor that digitizes their customers accounts receivable processes.


31. Lykke:


Location: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Total Funding: $11.2M in 6 funding rounds (as of Dec 14, 2017)

A Swiss Fintech company building a global marketplace based on blockchain for all asset classes and financial instruments. Lykke was built on decades of thought and research by company founder Richard Olsen, a pioneer in the field of high-frequency finance. Richard served as co-founder and CEO of OANDA, a leading foreign exchange company.


32. ABRA:


Location: Mountain View, California, United States

Total Funding: $30M in 5 funding rounds (as of Oct 23, 2017)
Lead Investors: Foxconn Technology Group & Arbor Ventures
Investment: Invested $1M to Coin Center on Feb 21, 2017


Abra is a digital cash, peer-to-peer money transfer network that allows to Buy, sell, and hold bitcoin or send bitcoin or fiat to any bitcoin wallet or any other Abra user instantly and securely.


33. OKCoin:


Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Total Funding: $10M in 2 funding rounds (as of Dec 15, 2017)
Lead Investors: Ceyuan Ventures & Giant Network

OKCoin is a digital asset trading platform providing spot trading services between the US dollar, Euro, and Japanese Yen as fiat currencies, and Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and other digital assets to customers around the globe.


34. ShapeShift:


Location: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Total Funding: $12.8M in 4 funding rounds (as of Mar 29, 2017)
Lead Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital & Digital Currency Group
Investment: Made $1M investment in Coin Center on Feb 21, 2017
Acquisition: Acquired KeepKey on Aug 16, 2017

A digital asset exchange platform that enables users to trade any major blockchain asset with another. ShapeShift.io is the leading instant digital asset exchange, supporting dozens of blockchain tokens including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Dash, Dogecoin and many more!


35. Simplex:


Location: Givatayim, Gush Dan, Israel

Total Funding: $9M in 4 funding rounds (as of Mar 1, 2016)
Investors: DRW Venture Capital, iAngels, Bitmain

Simplex is a leading provider of a fraudless payment processing solution to online merchants worldwide. It is currently focused on the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and serves exchanges, brokers and wallets, and is currently expanding its services to the e-commerce industry.