Today, we’re announcing that the Exchange will be the exclusive launch partner for $CLOUT, the native token of the BitClout network. Today, customers can deposit $CLOUT to their Exchange account to prepare for trading.

In about 24 hours, we’ll enable limit-only orders to be placed so customers can participate in price discovery without matching orders. Then 24 hours after limit-only orders are live, we’ll enable live trading. The first order books are CLOUT-USD and CLOUT-BTC.

What is BitClout? BitClout is the first social network built from the ground up as its own custom blockchain. Each creator on the…

Today I’m pleased to welcome Lindsey Haswell to Lindsey joins us as both our Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer and will lead our legal, compliance and HR teams.

Lindsey has extensive consumer-facing tech startup experience, and has scaled a variety of teams at the likes of Uber, Lime, and her own startup. Lindsey’s specialty is building the machinery to support growth-stage businesses and manage companies through uncharted legal and regulatory waters. She’s uniquely suited for a company like ours as crypto experiences explosive growth. …

Today I’m pleased to announce that has acquired the business of AiX, a company that has built an impressive, AI-powered negotiation and matching engine for institutional OTC traders. As we continue to expand our institutional offering, we’re excited to announce this acquisition and welcome the AiX team to

The AiX team brings deep engineering, trading, and operational expertise from some of the world’s most respected financial institutions, including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. AiX CEO, Jos Evans spent 15 year trading and broking in derivatives markets. In fact, he previously launched and sold a brokerage, which was a…

Last month, we announced that we raised $300M in Series C funding led by DST Global partners, Lightspeed Ventures, and VY Capital. Today we’re excited to publicly share that Baillie Gifford not only participated in that round, but invested $100M — the largest single investment in to date.

For those who aren’t familiar, Baillie Gifford is a storied 110 year-old asset management firm who were early investors in some of the biggest tech-enabled companies over the last 20 years (Tesla, Google, Amazon, Airbnb, and more). They keep a low profile, have exacting standards, and are invaluable partners to…

Now SegWit.

Later this month, we will be rolling out support for native SegWit in the Wallet across all platforms (iOS, Android, and Web). We’re excited to be able to bring SegWit to the Wallet, which accounts for roughly 33% of all bitcoin network transactions, as it should help improve network speed and reduce transaction costs.

How Will it Work?

As wallets are included in the rollout, they will begin sending change outputs to their wallet’s SegWit change chain by default; thus making these funds available to be automatically used as inputs in future transactions.

Receive addresses will also now default…

I’m pleased to share that we’ve raised our Series C, securing $300M in funding at a $5.2B post-money valuation led by partners of DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and VY Capital, with participation from other existing and leading investors from around the world.

Since 2011, the team has been heads down, relentlessly focused on building a company at the intersection of cryptocurrency, institutions, and (most importantly) people around the world. We continue to be honored by the trust our consumer and institutional clients put in us each day. …

Today, I’m excited to announce that Jim Messina will be joining the Board of Directors.

Having been in the crypto industry for nearly a decade, it’s grown up a lot. We’ve come a long way from the early days, where crypto only captured the imaginations of cypherpunks in chat rooms, to today, where we’re seeing incredible interest from public companies and governments.

We’ve had to grow up as a company, and the industry is growing up in a big way. We not only need experienced leaders within technology, finance, and crypto — we need leaders who can help us…

San Francisco Bay, July 2017

Today, I’m excited to welcome Lane Kasselman, our first Chief Business Officer. Lane has been a trusted adviser to for nearly 6 years and has been with the team for some of our most critical moments.

As our rapidly growing company looks to scale corporate development, capital markets, partnerships, and government affairs, Lane will lead the team to advance these critical priorities. We’ll also be working with Lane to sharpen and expand the public-facing aspects of our business as becomes essential for our customers, partners and community.

Lane has spent well over two decades working in business strategy…

Now it’s time to do the work

Today we’re excited to share that has closed on a strategic financing round, securing $120M from some of the world’s leading macro investors. These investors include Moore Strategic Ventures (Louis Bacon), Kyle Bass, Access Industries, Rovida Advisors, Lightspeed Venture Partners, GV (aka Google Ventures), Lakestar, Eldridge, and more.

When we set out to raise our Series A in late 2014, there were only a handful of venture-backed crypto companies. A bitcoin was worth hundreds of dollars and we were pleased to power just over 2 million wallets in the wild.

Six years later, we’ve come a long way. Bitcoin…

Wind at our backs, lots of growth, and the road to 1B wallets

Wow, 2020. It’s hard to say anything that will address the highs, the lows, the fear, the relief, the community, and the news we all experienced. It can feel trite to try to bring it all back to your work — but we tried to do so with this video:

Hindsight is 2020

We’re on a mission to tirelessly help build a financial system for the internet that empowers anyone in the world to control their money. 2020 was not only big for the market, but also a hugely transformative year for our product. We shipped:

New ways to buy, sell, and earn crypto

📈 Earn up to…

Peter Smith

Let’s goooo! | CEO & co-founder @

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