BitPay, a blockchain payments company, closed a Series B of $40 million yesterday, the company announced.
The money, as previously mentioned by the startup, will go towards expanding its international operations. The first stop for this expansion will be Asia. BitPay named either Hong Kong or Singapore as its next potential market, as reported by Recode last December.
The round was led by venture capital firm Aquiline Technology Growth or ATG, and included participation from Menlo Ventures, marking the firm’s first ever investment in a crypto company.
The investment firm views blockchain as essential to the future of the payments industry, according to yesterday’s Recode interview with Menlo Ventures partner Tyler Sosin.
BitPay works with merchants to allow bitcoin and bitcoin cash payments, processing over $1 billion in payments last year. This newest round of funding brings the company’s total equity to $72.5 million.1 - Reader Likes This Post