We invest in early stage startups
focused on Bitcoin and the Lightning Network

Our mission

We believe in Bitcoin as a next generation politically neutral monetary system, the foundation for decentralized finance of the future. While Bitcoin is an efficient settlement layer, it needs a Layer-2 solution for everyday transactions. That is why we support development of the Lightning Network - an essential step towards decentralized finance.

What we do

As technology entrepreneurs we combine decades of experience creating business
from zero and scaling it in emerging and fast-growing industries.

We support outstanding teams in several ways:

Along the way we help startups to navigate cryptocurrency legal and regulatory environment
according to the evolving industry standards and best practices.

Who we are

Vitaly Bezrodnykh

Seasoned executive and experienced investor with extensive background in IT and computer security. Working for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Vertical Networks and Kaspersky Lab, Vitaly specialized in international business development, building effective business units, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions. His early interest in blockchain technologies led to involvement in multiple crypto ecosystem projects as founder, early investor and advisor.

Oleg Mikhalsky

Oleg is an angel investor since 2008 and hands-on entrepreneur with a successful exit and a profitable growing business in the background. His focus is product management and business development for early-stage markets and emerging technologies. He also holds an MBA in Strategic management and has spent 15 years bringing new products to the market and managing fast-growing business.

Portfolio

Bitlum is a Lightning Network wallet that works from your browser and is simple to install and use.

bitlum.io

Bitrefill allows you to purchase gift cards or mobile refills with Bitcoin, Lightning and other cryptocurrencies.

bitrefill.com

ZigZag uses Lightning Network to exchange top cryptocurrencies in seconds with low fees.

zigzag.bitlum.io

Shock Wallet is an open source Lightning Wallet with social network features.

shocknet.github.io

Graaf One is a Bitcoin Lightning Network brokerage and payment services company.

graaf.one

Hideez consolidates all authentication tools and builds convenient Identity Key in Enterprise and Blockchain.

hideez.com

What we support

We have been following the development of cryptocurrency ecosystem and Bitcoin since 2013. Today we believe is the right time to actively engage in building the foundation of next generation financial system and instruments.


The RGB Project is a completely free, open-source, non-profit and community-oriented effort, aimed at the development of standards and best practices to issue, transmit and store "Bitcoin-based non-bitcoin assets".

github.com/rgb-org