Last updated: 09:58 / Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Investing and funding

Startup Investing Using Bitcoin Now Possible on Startup Stock Exchange

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Startup Investing Using Bitcoin Now Possible on Startup Stock Exchange
  • Investors fund their trading accounts using Bitcoins
  • Funding by Bitcoin was adopted due to the crypto‐currency’s tremendous growth and international interest
  • It provides a secure and cost effective mechanism for transferring funds internationally, including countries such as Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela, South Africa and Morocco
  • Bitcoin transfers completed by SSX Investors are reviewed according to Anti‐Money Laundering procedures

The Startup Stock Exchange (SSX), a regulated global marketplace for startup investing and funding, has become the first investment platform to allow investors of any size to purchase publicly trading shares in Startups using Bitcoins.

Owners of Bitcoins can fund their SSX Investor Account using the GoCoin payment processor and then buy shares in Startups offered through the Startup Stock Exchange. Recent investment opportunities include a Latin American online insurance company, an ecommerce site for beauty products, and the NXTP Labs portfolio of companies.

“SSX provides investors of all levels access to investment opportunities in global Startups. The addition of Bitcoin as a funding method makes it easier for these investors to participate on our global market and invest in our public Startups,” said Ian Haet, CEO and Co‐Founder of the Startup Stock Exchange. “Starting today investors can take their Bitcoins, convert them to US Dollars, fund their Trading Account and invest in the listed Startups, all on the SSX website.”

Funding by Bitcoin was adopted due to the crypto‐currency’s tremendous growth and international interest. SSX is focused on global Startup investments and adding Bitcoin as a funding option supports SSX’s mission. SSX has clients in over 100 countries and Bitcoin provides a secure and cost effective mechanism for transferring funds internationally, including countries such as Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela, South Africa and Morocco.

“We are thrilled that the Startup Stock Exchange has selected GoCoin as their solution for accepting digital currency. It further validates that disruptive technologies like Bitcoin and crypto‐currency is reverberating more and more with corporations, small businesses and consumers” said Steve Beauregard, Founder and CEO at GoCoin.

All Bitcoin transfers completed by SSX Investors are reviewed according to strict Anti‐Money Laundering (AML/CTF) procedures. As a regulated global marketplace for Startup investing and funding, this review process is an important factor in adhering to global best practices regarding the prevention of Money Laundering and maintaining the security of investing via SSX.

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The GoCoin international payment platform makes it easier than ever for online and retail merchants to accept Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dodgecoin and emerging payment methods. GoCoin bypasses the often cumbersome and insecure options of virtual exchanges and other third parties and offers BitCoin, Litecoin and Dodgecoin owners the ability to pay merchants actual dollars in exchange for a Bitcoin.

The Startup Stock Exchange is a marketplace for buying and selling equity holdings in startup companies. As a licensed Broker‐Dealer and Listing Advisor with the Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange in Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands, SSX provides Investors the opportunity to invest in publicly traded companies while maintaining control of their investment through open market liquidity and access to regularly scheduled company reporting.

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