BitFury secures $20 million funding round
10 July 2015 | 2686 views | 0
BitFury Group, the leading Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company today announced it secured $20 million in funding.
Investors participating in the round included DRW Venture Capital, iTech Capital and Georgian Co-Investment Fund.
Don Wilson, Founder of DRW Venture Capital, commented on the deal: “DRW’s investment in BitFury is an acknowledgment of the impressive work Valery Vavilov and the team has done to become a leader in the business of securing the blockchain. By supporting BitFury’s efforts in this regard, and by providing liquidity in bitcoin via its wholly owned subsidiary, Cumberland, DRW aims to facilitate the widespread adoption of the distributed ledger technology.”
The funds will be used to support BitFury’s accelerating growth and its technology and business expansion. The company has recently rolled out its market-leading, energy-efficient 28 nm chip, acquired Allied Control - award-winning immersion cooling technology startup and announced plans to further expand in Republic of Georgia by building a Techno Park that will host its new 100 MW data center.
Valery Vavilov, CEO of BitFury said: “Today, we are excited to announce we have secured a funding round of $20 million. The success of yet another funding round validates our business strategy and brings us closer to our ambitious goals.”
Gleb Davidyuk, Managing Partner of iTech Capital said: “Blockchain is one of the most promising and disruptive technologies we’ve seen in the FinTech industry for the past 15 years. We’ve kept an eye on Blockchain since its inception and are confident in its global recognition and following success. For a professional investor it is always a welcoming opportunity to recognize the early trends and to support a recognized leader within the industry. BitFury’s team has unique set of corporate and technical skills enabling it to maintain its lead in the long term and continuing success.”
According to the independent sources of market data BitFury has recently tripled its market share and has been continuously adding significant amount of computing power to the Bitcoin network. According to the same source, BitFury now processes more blocks than all of the private entities combined.