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These are the most funded cryptocurrency startups in the UK right now

Crypto Startups in UK

Cryptocurrencies are disrupting the traditional banking and financial systems. The adoption of digital currencies among traditional financial institutions and corporate companies has been growing in recent months. 

Big names including JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, PayPal, Tesla, and others are heavily involved in the market right now. On the other hand, the underlying blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise various industries beyond fintech as well. 

The UK has recently seen a surge in the popularity of cryptocurrencies, signalling a new era of digital payment. Several companies and startups in the UK are now focusing on cryptocurrencies and Blockchain as this is said to be the next big thing in the world of fintech. 

Startups including, Blockchain.com, Elliptic, Wirex, and others have secured funding from investors to accelerate their growth and applications of the blockchain technology.

In this article, we have listed the UK-based cryptocurrency companies that have received the most investment with the help of Sonovate listings report

Blockchain.com
Image credits: Blockchain.com

Blockchain

Founders: Benjamin Reeves, Nicolas Cary, and Peter Smith

Funding: £382M

Founded: 2011

Location: London

Blockchain.com provides digital wallets to buy, trade crypto, send, receive, secure, and borrow digital currencies. The company is on a mission to revolutionise the $14 trillion financial services industry. 

SETL

SETL

Founders: Peter Randall

Funding: £31.2M

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Setl is building blockchain-based solutions for financial markets, asset management, and payments. The company enables market participants to move cash and assets directly between each other, facilitating market transactions’ immediate and final settlement. 

BitStamp

Bitstamp

Founder: Nejc Kodric

Funding: £9.7M

Founded: 2011

Location: Aldermaston

Bitstamp is the world’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, continuously supporting the Bitcoin economy since 2011. The platform allows companies and individuals globally to buy and sell bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Bitcoin Cash.

Elliptic

Elliptic

Founders: Tom Robinson

Funding: £27.7M)

Founded: 2013

Location: London

Elliptic is a provider of crypto-asset risk management solutions for crypto businesses and financial institutions. The company prevents, detects, and pursues criminal activity in cryptocurrencies.  

It also identifies illicit activity in cryptocurrencies, providing actionable intelligence to cryptocurrency companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. 

Humaniq

Founder: Alex Fork

Funding: £3.6M

Founded: 2016

Location: London

Humaniq is a new-gen financial service with its cryptocurrency, aimed at eradicating poverty amongst millions of people living in emerging economies. 

With Blockchain banking, the company is attempting to combat the global problem of financial exclusion for those who don’t have bank accounts. 

Wirex
Image credits: Wirex

Wirex Limited

Founder/s: Dmitry Lazarichev, Georgy Sokolov, Pavel Matveev

Funding: £6.3M

Founded: 2014

Location: London

Wirex Limited is a hybrid personal banking platform. Based out of London, Wirex aims to make crypto and traditional currencies equal and accessible to everyone. 

The company’s app and next-gen Wirex card let users buy, store, exchange, and spend a wide variety of conventional and digital currencies quickly and securely, with no hidden fees. The company recently listed AAVE, LINK, MKR, UNI, and YFI coins on its platform.

Hive Terminal

Hiveterminal

Founder: Dejan Jovanovic, Jure Soklic 

Funding: $1.5M (approx £1M)

Founded: 2017

Location: Faringdon

Hiveterminal is a blockchain-based platform that provides SMEs with fast and low-cost liquidity. 

With Blockchain, the company cuts costs, automates processes, and eliminates invoice duplication to open up new sources of financial liquidity to small businesses.

Satoshi pay

SatoshiPay

Founder: Meinhard Benn

Funding: £2.1M

Founded: 2014

Location: London

SatoshiPay offers solutions for B2B cross-border money transfer and frictionless micropayment processing through its blockchain-based instant payments platform. 

Last year, the company inked a deal with German bank Bankhaus von der Heydt to become the first user of the euro-backed stable coin (EURB). 

Senit

Senit

Founder: Karsten Becker

Funding: $1M (approx £706K)

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Senit is a digital platform that allows users to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies. Senit uses stablecoin technology to minimize customer risk, along with industry-leading AML + KYC to ensure the highest levels of compliance and security for our users.

The company supports powerful management tools for Accounts, Trading, Treasury, Customer Support, Rewards, Currency Exchange, Security, and Compliance.

Parity Technology

Parity Technologies

Founder: Jutta Steiner, Gavin Wood

Funding: £585K

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Parity aims to enable businesses and organisations to capitalise on blockchain technology and benefit from the new opportunities. The company develops software solutions for enterprises and industries to unlock the full value of decentralised technology.

Coinform

Coinfirm

Founder: Grant Blaisdell , Maciek Ziolkowski, Pawel Kuskowski

Funding: £1.9M

Founded: 2016

Location: London

Coinfirm is the global leader in regtech for digital currencies and the blockchain-based financial ecosystem. The company specialises in blockchain AML (‘Anti-Money laundering’) services and fraud investigations. It also offers the industry’s largest blockchain coverage, supporting 1,500+ crypto assets including, Bitcoin and the ERC-20 standard.

Electron

Founder: Joanna Hubbard 

Funding: £545K

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Electron develops distributed ledger or blockchain systems for the energy sector. The company unlocks value in decarbonising energy systems by enabling granular, market-based interactions, designed by the users themselves.

Celsius

Celsius Network

Founder: Alex Mashinsky, Nuke Goldstein, S. Daniel Leon

Funding: £23.6M

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Celsius is a blockchain-based marketplace platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Celsius specialises in the fields of consumer lending, fintech, and financial services.

Stratis

Founder: Chris Trew, Zoltan Biro 

Funding: £425K

Founded: 2016

Location: London

Stratis is a flexible blockchain development platform designed for the needs of real-world financial services and businesses. The platform offers APIs and frameworks that enable businesses to build applications.

Credits

Founder: Eric Benz, Nick Williamson

Funding: £390K

Founded: 2014

Location: London

Credits is a blockchain platform provider supplying distributed ledger technology software and cloud-based services, with tools for building secure and scalable blockchains to power enterprise and public sector applications.

Coinfloor

Founder: Obi Nwosu

Funding: £348K

Founded: 2013

Location: London

Coinfloor enables verified users to buy and sell bitcoin on an open trading floor. The company serves the diverse needs of institutional or sophisticated investors and professional traders, offering their clients access to secure and transparent exchanges to trade and invest in cryptocurrency.

Magnr

Founder: George Samman, Joe Lee, Vincent Hoong, Joseph Lee

Funding: £318K

Founded: 2013

Location: London

Magnr builds financial services for Bitcoin. The platform lets users earn interest on your Bitcoin holdings with Magnr Savings or profit from price volatility with Magnr Trading.

MatrixVision

Founder: Anthony Hope, Kyle DuPont, Marco Crispini

Funding: £155K

Founded: 2013

Location: London

MatrixVision is a SaaS company that streamlines anti-money laundering compliance. Its portal reduces Know Your Customer friction by streamlining a wide range of check results, emailed documents, Excel spreadsheets, and too many manual steps into a single, company-wide view.

Cashaa

Founder: Janina Lowisz, Kumar Gaurav, Felice N. Covelli, Celestine Vettical  

Funding: £3.5M

Founded: 2016

Location: London

Cashaa is a blockchain-based P2P marketplace enabling money transfer by matching senders and receivers with cryptocurrency traders.

Vaultoro

Founder: Philip Scigala 

Funding: £776K

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Vaultoro is a financial technology company specialized in digital assets and commodities trading.

SpectroCoin

Founder: Mantas Mockevičius, Vytautas Karalevicius

Funding: £77K

Founded: 2013

Location: London

SpectroCoin offers an all-in-one solution for virtual currencies in Europe. Services offered include a wide range of Bitcoin solutions, from exchange to Bitcoin e-wallet. The company builds its business policy on Bitcoin’s philosophy of making financing quicker, frictionless and flexible. 

Tradewave

Founder: James Potter

Funding: £70K

Founded: 2014

Location: London

Tradewave is a web-based algorithmic trading platform for cryptocurrencies. With this platform, anyone can write a trading algorithm and backtest it for free.

Cryptopay

Founder: Dmitry Gunyashov, George Basiladze

Funding: £46K

Founded: 2013

Location: London

Cryptopay is a wallet and payment platform where merchants and consumers can make transactions with each other. The company offers crypto-wallets, debit cards, B2B payments, & investments.

BlockVerify

Founder: Paul Tanasyuk, Pavlo Tanasyuk

Funding: £37K

Founded: 2015

Location: London

BlockVerify offers a Blockchain-based anti-counterfeit solution.

Ripula

Founder: Oliver Mitchell

Funding: £35K

Founded: 2014

Location: London

Ripula is a currency-agnostic global payment and account management platform allowing real-time borderless transactions using the distributed ledger technology of the Ripple protocol.

Verity.io

Founder: Donald Jackson, Rhett Trickett  

Funding: £16K

Founded: 2015

Location: London

Verity.io provides certified digital documents stored on the blockchain. The company’s rapid certification service allows organisations to start certifying their documents instantly.

Money Guide App

Founder: NA

Funding: $10K (approx £7K)

Founded: 2016

Location: Sheffield 

Money Guide App provides currency conversions on the fly. MoneyGuide is a financial planning software platform, providing fast, easy and scalable solutions through its innovative configurations, including MoneyGuideOne, MoneyGuidePro, MoneyGuideElite and MyBlocks.