Venture capital has traditionally been localised to markets, with investors looking at making early-stage investments confining themselves mainly to fairly local businesses. However, this is all beginning to change with the introduction of ICOs, or initial coin offerings. ICOs are changing the venture capital landscape and providing unique opportunities for investment far further afield than ever before, using blockchain technology to securely open new markets to investors everywhere.
Matthew Ledvina works with a venture capital firm that has a strong focus on regtech and fintech investment on a global scale. Blockchain is creating myriad new opportunities for venture capital investment, the effects of which are already beginning to be seen internationally.
Blockchain first came into the public domain as the technology behind the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. It provided the solution to the problem of digital trust when talking about online currencies, bringing a decentralised ledger…