Bitcoin Startup Moon Raises $2.1M to Enter New Markets


Bitcoin startup Moon has raised $2.1 million to develop its partnerships and supply extra kinds of e-commerce crypto funds.

Shared completely with CoinDesk, Moon CEO Ken Kruger mentioned the corporate is utilizing the proceeds to develop into an internet and cell utility, making it attainable to fund Moon playing cards with accounts from different exchanges (at present Moon solely makes use of Coinbase), develop its geographic attain, make it attainable for customers to pay with stablecoins as well as to bitcoin and develop its group of seven to a group of 10 or 12 within the subsequent few months.

The spherical included participation from Fenbushi Capital, New Form Capital, SBX Capital, Manresa Ventures, Fulgur Ventures, Flight.VC, Bentaus, Block0, Charlie Lee and Bill Murphy, the previous CTO of Blackstone.

“We’re looking for other exchanges that are looking for off-ramp payments capabilities,” Kruger mentioned. “Then we’re also looking for people who have stablecoins and payment tokens. So we’re working with Celo, we’re partnering with Zcash.”

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Moon can also be trying to make the product out there for retailers outdoors of the U.S.

“The cards can only be used at U.S. merchants because we collect such a limited amount of personal information, there are limits of where the cards can be spent,” Kruger mentioned, including:

“There are certain things we could do, depending on the jurisdiction, to allow people in other countries to spend in their own country. … We may need bank partners in certain regions, but we’re talking to Visa to see if there’s a way to avoid that. It’s a lot of understanding also the regulations in each region.”