Bitcoin Startup River Financial Attracts $35M in Funding Round

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River Financial, a Bitcoin-focused startup based in Columbus, Ohio, has raised $35M in a Series B funding round led by Kingsway Capital.

Other investors include PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Cygni, Goldcrest, and Valor Equity Partners.

The 45-person team will use the funds to expand their services, invest in infrastructure products, and mining.

Alexander Leishman, head of River Financial, believes this is a new wave of interest in Bitcoin, largely driven by institutional adoption, and is not just another hype.

He has stated that the bankruptcies and bailouts this year have been a wake-up call that exposes cracks in the traditional financial system and reminds us why Bitcoin is so important – it is a safe path to a stronger and more transparent global economy.

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