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SecondMarket, which was acquired last week by Nasdaq Private Market. “What we’re building is the largest early-stage investment portfolio in the digital currency and blockchain ecosystem,” said Silbert. “We’re also going to start high-growth businesses of our own, and develop a global platform and network to support our companies.” [caption id="attachment_7510" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO at Digital Currency Group Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO at Digital Currency Group[/caption] Other investors in DCG include a range of venture capital firms and family offices such as FirstMark Capital, Novel TMT, Oak, HC/FT, RRE Ventures, Solon Mack Capital, and Transamerica Ventures. DCG was formed earlier this year through the merger of two SecondMarket companies: Genesis Global Trading, a bitcoin over-the-counter trading firm, and Grayscale Investments, a digital currency asset management firm that manages the publicly-traded Bitcoin Investment Trust. DCG will be home to 57 seed-stage investments already made by Silbert and his team, including Coinbase, BitPay, Chain, Circle, Coinbase, Ripple, Xapo, Coinsetter, Ascribe, and ShoCard. Bitcoin is a virtual currency bought and sold on a peer-to-peer network independent of central control. The digital currency is used for retail purchases and investments. Other virtual currencies include litecoin and dogecoin. One bitcoin is currently worth around $296.01 on the BitStamp platform, according to Reuters.]]>