Blockchain is a web-based bitcoin platform that makes using bitcoin safer, easier, and more secure for all consumers and businesses worldwide. Blockchain strides to change how consumers and businesses transact.
Founded in 2011 in London, UK, Blockchain is currently the provider of the world's most popular Bitcoin wallet, the most widely used Bitcoin APIs, the most popular block explorer and search engine, and has what is widely recognized and has a strong and trusted brand in Bitcoin. In October 2014, they announced a $30 million Series A financing co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Wicklow Capital and in 2017 the company raised another $40 million in a Series B round, bringing total funding up to $70 million. Blockchain has experienced large growth and has accumulated over 34 million users.
Notable investors include Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed, Richard Branson, Nicolas Brand of Lakestar in Zurich, GV Capital, Digital Currency Group and more. The company is backed by an investor group with a proven reputation. The management team has evolved tremendously with Peter Smith at the helm since inception. Breanne Madigan runs the institutional side of the business having come over from Goldman Sachs where she ran GS' Asset Management business. Marco Santori is the President and Chief Legal Officer. He was a Partner at Cooley LLP where he invented the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) and from a legal perspective, he is an expert in the crypto industry.
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