Khosla Ventures has led a $9.5 million Series A financing of Bitcoin development platform Chain. The funding comes less than 8 months after Chain cranked up an over $4 million seed round from RRE Ventures, SV Angel and Thrive Capital, all of which participated in the Series A. Chain allows developers, enterprises and financial institutions to build Bitcoin platforms into their sites and apps.
Bitcoin companies of all types have raised over $150 million so far in 2014. BitPay, a Bitcoin payment processor, raised over $30 million in May, and Hong Kong's HKCex announced it raised $25 million for its Bitcoin trading platform not long after.