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Report: BitPay gains $30 million in new investment round from Richard Branson and Jerry Yang

Posted on 9th May, 2014

TechCrunch is reporting that Atlanta-based bitcoin-payment processor BitPay has received a new round of investment funding from Index Ventures, with Virgin’s Richard Branson and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang also participating. If true, the rumored $30 million investment would be the single largest funding round for a bitcoin startup. The report claims that BitPay’s new valuation […]

Winklevoss twins buy Virgin Galactic space trip with Bitcoin

Posted on 5th March, 2014

The Winklevii in space? According to a recent post on the Winklevoss Capital company blog, the twins have spent a healthy chunk of their Bitcoin reserves to buy two tickets on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tourism experience. Tyler Winklevoss wrote the lengthy post about the twin’s decision to use a portion of their […]