SALT LAKE CITY, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medici Ventures, a global leader in advancing blockchain technology, announces an investment in Bitsy, a Utah-based company building a blockchain-based bridge between FIAT and crypto currencies.
“Bitsy and the work it is doing dovetails perfectly with Medici Ventures’ goal of investing in companies that are democratizing capital by eliminating middlemen and re-humanizing commerce,” said Medici Ventures President Jonathan Johnson.
In addition to the financial investment, Johnson was named to Bitsy’s board of directors.
Medici Ventures is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Overstock.com founded in 2014 with the mission to accelerate blockchain technology. Medici Ventures strategically invests in companies that apply blockchain technology to industries including capital markets, banking and money, identity, land titling and property rights, and voting.
“It’s exciting to partner with another Utah-based company in this venture,” Johnson continued. “This partnership is another indication that Utah’s Silicon Slopes community is changing the landscape of our world through technology.”
About Medici Ventures:
Launched in 2014, Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc., created to leverage blockchain technology to solve real-world problems with transparent, efficient and secure solutions. Medici Ventures has a growing portfolio of groundbreaking blockchain-focused investments, including tZERO.com, Peernova, Bitt, SettleMint, Factom, and IdentityMind, Spera and Symbiont. The company’s majority-owned financial technology company, tZERO, executed the world’s first blockchain-based stock offering in December 2016.
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