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金融信息服务商Chain.com获Nasdaq等多家金融巨头注资

日前,金融信息区块链技术服务提供商Chain.com获得Visa、纳斯达克、花旗银行等多家金融巨头注资,总额高达3000万美元。

除了上述公司外,Capital One,Fiserv及法国电信公司Orange也参与了投资。他们都希望区块链技术能不断推进手机支付的发展。美国运通前CEO Jim Robinson III则是Chain的董事会成员之一。

自互联网诞生以来,区块链技术就成为了最令人惊叹的研究发明之一。区块链技术使得用户可以同陌生人发起交易,且交易完全透明。交易双方之间无需中间人,操作流程简单、收费低廉。理论上,区块链技术可应用于整个数字产业(不仅限于比特币),交易安全有保障。

各大公司可利用比特币数据应用程序接口区块链技术推出金融产品。纳斯达克已开始利用区块链技术试点自由市场项目。

据福布斯估计,Chain公司在完成B轮融资后,市值已接近1亿5千万美元。

纳斯达克战略方案高级副总裁Jean-Jacques Louis在接受采访时表示:“我们看好这家公司。区块链技术正在不断发展,了解它对我们来说意义重大。我们投资这家公司,也正是希望能借此支持公司的发展,帮助公司不断获得成功和发展。”

Chain的CEO Adam Ludwin则表示,纳斯达克,花旗银行和Fiserv公司在整个网络中充当的重要角色,Capital One和Orange也是如此,所以说获得巨头投资的公司,从另一角度而言,未来也将投之以桃,报之以李。

初创公司们正借助区块链技术开展业务,而凯鹏华盈等风险投资公司也对投资这类初创企业表示出了兴趣。例如Coinometrics通过区块链进行数据收集,进而进行用户行为定性及定量研究分析,而BTCJam则对外提供比特币贷款业务。当然,还有许多不胜枚举的区块链技术相关的初创公司,例如BlockCypher, BitPay和BitPagos。

Visa, NASDAQ, Citi and other prominent payment companies have invested $30 million in Chain.com, a blockchain infrastructure provider for FIs and enterprises.

In addition to these names, other investors include Capital One, Fiserv and French telecom Orange. This investment shows the trust these companies have on disruptive blockchain technology to power mobile payments. Former American Express CEO Jim Robinson III has joined the Board of Directors of Chain.

Blockchain has been one of the most awe-inspiring innovations since the Internet came into existence. Blockchain technology basically allows everyone to hold and make transactions as strangers but in a completely transparent manner. There is no mediator in between two people making the transaction, and the entire process becomes easier and cheaper. This concept can be applied to the entire digital world making any kind of exchange/transactions secure (and not just bitcoin).

Chain helps companies build financial products around blockchain technology with its bitcoin data API. NASDAQ has chosen Chain to run a pilot around blockchain technology on the NASDAQ Private Market.

According to Forbes’ estimates, the series B round of funding brings the company’s valuation to nearly $150 million.

“We believe in the company and we think it is important to be close to the technology being developed. We’re putting our money where our mouth is in following and backing the company’s continued success and development,” Jean-Jacques Louis, NASDAQ Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, said to Forbes.

Chain.com CEO Adam Ludwin said to Forbes, “You can envision a system where NASDAQ, Citi and Fiserv are all part of a network, and a system were Capital One and Orange are part of a network.” He also added that each company was chosen because it could potentially bring others along with them.

Many startups are building their businesses around blockchain technology. Consequently, VC firms like KPCB are showing interest in investing in these startups. While startups like Coinometrics gather data and research on qualitative and quantitative behaviors on blockchains, there are others like BTCJam who provide bitcoin-based loans. A number of other startups built around blockchain technology include BlockCypher, BitPay and BitPagos.


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