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Now Backed By Andreessen & More, OpenCoin Looks To Build A Better Bitcoin - And A Universal Payment Ecosystem

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http://techcrunch.com – Another day, another Bitcoin-related investment, and further affirmation that VCs are hungry to invest in the ecosystem surrounding the decentralized digital currency. Today, OpenCoin, better known as the developer of open source payment protocol, Ripple, announced that it has raised an undisclosed angel round from Andreessen Horowitz, FF Angel, Lightspeed Venture Parnters, Vast Ventures and Bitcoin Opporunity Fund, SecondMarket founder Barry Silbert’s investment vehicle for Bitcoin-related startups and companies. OpenCoin will use its new capital to expand the open-source code behind Ri (IT news)