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Take a Look at the Most Promising Startups of the Year
Forbes released a cool ranking of the most successful startups, noting that they could soon reach values of about $ 1 billion. Let's meet the possible future billionaires: CHAINALYSIS
Founders: Michael Gronager (CEO), Jonathan Levin, Jan Moller
Attracted investment: $ 53 million
Revenue / year: $ 8 million
Leading investors: Accel, Benchmark
The startup created a research software in the field of cryptocurrencies, which can shed light on how people use bitcoins, ethereum, lightcoins and other digital money. Financial institutions use this technology to test customers and comply with regulatory requirements to prevent money laundering. Government agencies, such as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation can use it to identify illegal transactions and find out about potential perpetrators. Before joining the team and founding Chainalysis, 49-year-old CEO Michael Gronager co-founded the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, and 47-year-old technical director Jan Moller developed a "virtual wallet" for the "Mycelium" cryptocurrency. CONTRAST SECURITY
Founders: Arshan Dabirsiagi, Jeff Williams, Alan Naumann (CEO)
Attracted investment: $ 122 million
Revenue / year: $ 25 million
Leading investors: Acero Capital, Warburg Pincus
In 2010, 52-year-old Jeff Williams began developing a program to automate software security monitoring. In 2014, together with Arshan Dabirsiagi, he founded the company "Contrast Security" in Los Altos (California). The technology they developed verifies the running code of mobile applications and notifies developers of potential vulnerabilities. In 2016, in order to expand its business, "Contrast Security" hired Alan Naumann, former CEO of the 41st Parameter, who now helps detect Internet fraud, as executive director. CYBEREASON
Founders: Lior Div (CEO), Yossi Naar, Jonathan Stream-Amit
Attracted investment: $ 189 million
Revenue / year: $ 50 million
Leading investors: CRV, Lockheed Martin, Softbank, Spark Capital
Lior Div, Yossi Naar and Jonathan Stream-Amit met in the Israeli army. Being engaged in cyber security in the military, the programmers came up with "Cybereason" - a cloud platform that constantly monitors and responds to threats. The company was founded in Israel in 2012, and a year later moved to Boston. DAVE
Founders: Paras Chitracar, Jason Wilk (CEO), John Volanin
Attracted investment: $ 13 million
Revenue for 2018: $ 19 million
Leading investors: Mark Cuban
As a student at Loyola Marymount University, Jason Wilk, now 34, was always in short supply with credit cards. An avid Reddit user, he had often seen complaints about the fees banks charge for overdrafts. Thus, in 2016, he launched the startup "DAVE". The application tracks users' expenses and alerts them when the balance on the cards is close to zero. In April 2017, DAVE became the "app of the day" in the AppStore. In just two years, it has been downloaded almost 10 million times. divvy
Founders: Blake Murray (CEO), Alex Bean
Attracted investment: $ 257 million
Revenue for 2018: $ 8 million
Leading investors: Insight Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners
Divvy provides businesses with free budgeting, fraud prevention and cost management tools. It offers Mastercard cards and charges commissions from banks when they pay for purchases. Alex Bean and Blake Murray have managed to attract over 3,000 corporate clients, including WordPress, Evernote and Qualtrics. Duolingo
Founders: Louis von Ahn (CEO), Saverin Hacker
Attracted investment: $ 108 million
Revenue for 2018: $ 36 million
Leading investors: CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins, Union Square Ventures
"Duolingo" is one of the most popular language learning and translation platforms in the world. It is used by over 28 million people a month. Most use the free version of the app. The CEO of Duolingo was a professor of computer science. Before starting a company in Pittsburgh, Louis von Ahn sold two inventions to Google, one of which you surely know of – "reCAPTCHA". Luis von Ahn is an immigrant from Guatemala. He claims that his knowledge of English has fundamentally changed his life and that’s why he now offers free training to all those who want to learn the language. https://bizonaire.com/en/blog/article/take-a-look-at-the-most-promising-startups-of-the-year---203.html
Matching Donations: Register/Manage Names with Libcoin Rebase / Lite Client
Hi, As you may know, the Namecoin dev team has been working to rebase namecoind and Namecoin-Qt on a newer codebase, specifically libcoin (a refactorization of Bitcoin Core by Michael Gronager of the Kraken exchange). This is because namecoind and Namecoin-Qt are based on the Bitcoin 0.3.x codebase, which is not really maintainable. libcoin has a lot of nice benefits: most notably it makes it easier to produce trust-free lite clients (we've already done some experiments getting the stored blockchain reduced in size significantly, see http://blog.namecoin.org/post/91019719220/libcoin-lite-client-storage-mode ). Right now libcoin does not support the name_new, name_firstupdate, and name_update RPC commands, which are a prerequisite to the rebase. (It already supports name_show, name_filter, and name_scan.) To help speed up development, the FreeSpeechMe fund will be matching donations for this feature 1:1 up to $50 USD (so up to $100 bounty total). The bounties are handled via BountySource; this means that no one can redeem the bounty until the GitHub issue is closed. BountySource's escrow services are built in to protect against fraud. Both USD and BTC are accepted by BountySource. So, if you'd like to support Namecoin development and have a few dollars to spare, please consider posting a bounty. You can do so at the link below. https://www.bountysource.com/issues/3161846-name-management Cheers! -Jeremy
Bitcoin y la Blockchain: Realidades, riesgos y recompensas @ LATITUDE59, Estonia
//Bitcoin & the Blockchain: Realities, Risks & Rewards @LATITUDE59, Estonia Realizado por ICT Week 2015 / LATITUDE59 / #estonianmafia Cortesía YouTube Publicado el 22 de Mayo el año 2015 El Bitcoin es motivo de interés en todo el mundo, al punto que en la mayoría de países progresistas con startups, grupos de interés, emprendedores y hasta capitalistas ángeles se están motivando a impulsar nuevos desarrollos y aplicaciones tanto para el Bitcoin, como para su tecnología subyacente la cadena de bloques o Blockchain, en este video de hace casi un (01) año, traemos un evento realizado en Estonio sobre el Bitcoin que demuestra el interés en esa tecnología en ese país. Cada primavera la familia de #estonianmafia invita a sus amigos y socios globales potenciales para que participen del evento Latitude59 la reunión más grande del ecosistema de capitalistas de riesgo, startups y emprendedores nórdicos del Báltico. Las palabras clave del evento del año 2015 de Latitude59 fueron e-Residencia, FinTech y Evolución de hardware. Este evento contó con la participación de más de 1000 empresarios en el sitio y otros +4500 que seguieron la transmisión en vivo por Internet. Ponentes: Amos Meiri, Co-Foundador y CEO de Colu, Michael Gronager Co-Foundador y CEO de Chainalysis GmbH y Asesor de Kraken Bitcoin Exchange. Moderado por: Yrjö Ojasaar Socio Director de Solon Partners Ltd. La próxima Latitude59 está prevista para el 31 de mayo al 01 de junio del año en curso. El video posee CC subtítulos que pueden ser traducidos automáticamente a cualquier idioma para una mejor comprensión de lo que se señala en el video. Para hacerlo, ingresar en configuración/subtítulos/autotraduciseleccione el idioma. Fuentes en Inglés: Latitude59.ee, Facebook.com: Latitude59, Facebook.com: Latitude59 – Photos_Stream, Twitter.com @Latitude59, Twitter.com @amosmeiri, Twitter.com: @gronager, Twitter.com: @yrjo. from EspacioBit http://ift.tt/1onx4lu
However, Gronager, who first began working in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency space in 2011, is confident that companies such as Chainalysis will help the nascent crypto industry thrive by working ... Michael Gronager is CEO and co-founder of Chainalysis Inc., the world’s leading source of intelligence on digital assets. Prior to founding Chainalysis, Michael was the COO and co-founder of Kraken, one world's largest bitcoin exchanges. Before his foray into the crypto space, Michael ran various international research infrastructure projects, including his role as the CEO of the Nordic ... Michael Gronager. Chainalysis Raises $16Mn – Plans to Monitor Multiple Blockchains April 6, 2018 Jamie Redman 0. News.Bitcoin.com The blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis has announced it has raised $16 million USD in a Series A funding round from the firm Benchmark. ... Im Oktober 2013 fand Michael Gronager, der Hauptentwickler von Libcoin, eine Sicherheitslücke im Namecoin-Protokoll, durch die ausländische Namen geändert werden konnten. Es wurde in einem kurzen Zeitraum erfolgreich behoben und niemals ausgenutzt, mit Ausnahme von bitcoin.bit als Proof-of-Concept. Michael Gronager, PhD Director, Ceptacle [email protected] March 17 2012 Bitcoin Convention 2012 San Antonio, TX 2 libcoin - intro It is not another crypto currency It is not a rewrite of bitcoin It is not yet another client. March 17 2012 Bitcoin Convention 2012 San Antonio, TX 3 libcoin - intro It is not another crypto currency It is not a rewrite of bitcoin It is not another client It ...
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