Nicolas Cary

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Nicolas Cary is an American businessman, best known as the co-founder of[1] and a philanthropist.[2][3]

In 2014, as CEO of Blockchain, Cary led the biggest round of venture capital financing in the digital currency sector at that time, closing $30.5m from investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners and Richard Branson.[4]

In 2015, Cary was named "European Digital Leader of the Year" by ICT Spring.[5]

In 2017, as President of Blockchain, Cary helped raise another $40m from investors including Google Ventures.[6][7] Cary believes that blockchain technology can improve society through global, transparent digital payments and IoT applications.[8]

Cary made the first Bitcoin donation to a university in the US, his alma mater the University of Puget Sound.[9] Cary is also a co-founder of, the digital platform of Youth Business USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.[10]


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  7. ^ "How One Scrappy Startup Survived the Early Bitcoin Wars". Wired. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  8. ^ Egerton-Read, Sebastian. "IoT and the development of a circular economy | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  9. ^ "Alumnus Entrepreneur Makes $10,000 Bitcoin Gift · Campus News · University of Puget Sound". Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  10. ^ "Meet Us". SKY'S THE LIMIT. Retrieved 2017-08-25.