Elliptic to Raise $23M During New Financing Round

The Series B financing round was headed by the the SBI Holdings and attended by AlbionVC, SignalFire and others 
04 September 2019   847

Elliptic, a company specializing in tracking transactions on public blockchains, raised $ 23 million following the results of the Series B financing round, which was headed by the Japanese corporation SBI Holdings.

Other investors include AlbionVC, SignalFire, Octopus Ventures and Santander Innoventures.

So, Elliptic intends to gain a foothold in the Asian markets. The company has already opened an office in Singapore and plans to open another one in Japan this week. Note that representatives of SBI Holdings and AlbionVC will be members of the board of directors.

Elliptic founder and CEO James Smith explained the choice of jurisdictions with the progressive views of regulators and the existence of licensing procedures. The company intends to first gain a foothold in Japan, and then conquer the rest of Asia.

He emphasized that SBI Holdings will use Elliptic products that use AI and machine learning, both in its exchange business (VCTrade) and in custodial. In addition, SBI Holdings (a major holder of XRP) believes that the company is best suited for tracking transactions on the Ripple network.

It is also known that Elliptic is developing monitoring services for Libra from Facebook and digital currencies from central banks (CBDC).

We add that in the framework of the seed and funding rounds of Series A, the company has raised a total of $ 12 million over the past five years.

SEC Chairman to Speak About BTC Listing

It looks like Bitcoin listing on the tradional exchanges won't happen in the nearest future
20 September 2019   79

Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that bitcoin needs more regulation for listing on large exchanges. It is reported by CNBC.

If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken. We have to get to a place where we can be confident that trading is better regulated.
 

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

He was talking about listing conditions for bitcoin itself, and not derivatives, such as CME futures.