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Bill Gurley is sick of talking about cryptocurrencies

Alex Sherman | Ari Levy 11 months ago
Bill Gurley is sick of talking about cryptocurrencies

It's true that topics surrounding bitcoin and blockchain have taken over Silicon Valley in recent months. The price of cryptocurrencies, particularly blockchain, skyrocketed in 2017 before crashing in January.

In November, Gurley told CNBC that he viewed bitcoin as an "incredible store of value in the rest of the world," where economies and governments are less stable. He said at the time that Benchmark had put a small amount of money in bitcoin.

Benchmark hasn't been a big crypto investor relative to some other venture firms, but it's not ignoring the space. Peter Fenton, one of the firm's partners, is taking a close look at the market, and according to a recent story in Recode, Benchmark is investing in the initial coin offering for messaging app Telegram.