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Sponsored by Gem US Continues State of Bitcoin Q1 2015

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Sponsored by Gem
US Continues to Dominate Bitcoin VC Investment;
First VC Funded Africa-Based Startup in Q1
31State of Bitcoin Q1 2015
Regions Q1 ($m)
Q4
($m)
Q/Q Δ
($m)
Q/Q Δ
US &
Canada
492.3 289.7 202.6 70%
Europe 119.1 99.2 19.9 20%
Asia 42.1 41.0 1.1 3%
Middle
East
14.0 11.1 2.9 26%
Latin
America
7.5 6.0 1.5 25%
Africa 1.1 0.0 1.1 N.A.
Total 676.1 447.0 229.1 51%
$ Invested as of Q4 2014
• US & Canada had the largest Q/Q% increase in investment
• Asia saw almost no investment in Q1
Note: $ invested represents all-time total bitcoin VC investment at the end of each quarter.
Data sources: CoinDesk (www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-venture-capital/), CrunchBase
$ Invested as of Q1
Europe
18%
Africa 0%
Asia 6%
Middle
East 2%
Latin
America
1%
US &
Canada
73%
Europe
22% Africa
0%
Asia 9%
Middle
East 3%
Latin
America
1%
US &
Canada
65%

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