SecondMarket, market exchange for private equity holdings, has launched a new Bitcoin Education Center. The center is part of a series of investing guides that the firm has created to educate readers and clients about various sectors they may be interested in funding. Other guides include a Guide to Angel Investing, Guide to Investing in Film, and Guide to Investing in Community Banks.
The launch of the Bitcoin Education Center is not surprising as SecondMarket CEO, Barry Silbert, has been an investor in the sector through his Bitcoin Opportunity Fund. The bitcoin guide provides links to various sites that educate on the basic of bitcoins, how to buy them, and regulation. There is also a news section that focuses on recent bitcoin articles from popular tech sites.
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The growing addition of bitcoin coverage within SecondMarket bodes well for bitcoin related startups. With its base of accredited investors using SecondMarket, the Bitcoin Education Center is seemingly gearing up potential investors to feel more comfortable funding startups. In addition, SecondMarket has recently partnered with Angel List on creating a venue to provide crowdfunding. With Angel List’s founder, Naval Ravikant, being a believer in bitcoins as well, startups in the field have a receptive audience to present their ideas and products for future funding.