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Investments

13

Portfolio Exits

2

About ICP5

ICP5 is a venture capital firm based out of Tokyo, Japan.

ICP5 Headquarter Location

Nishikanda, 2-5-8 Chiyoda-Ku 8F, KYOWA15BANKAN

Tokyo, 101-0065,

Japan

81 3 3221 3505

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Internet Computer (ICP) to integrate with Ethereum, reveals Dominic Williams Smart contracts will be able to retain, send, and receive Bitcoin without the use of private keys

Sep 18, 2021

With the proposed Internet Computer integration with Ethereum, smart contracts on the Internet Computer blockchain will be able to retain, send, and receive Bitcoin without the use of private keys. (ICP )token holders can vote for or against the planned integration into the Bitcoin (BTC) network during a two-day voting period that began on September 15. The connection will result in Bitcoin transactions with fast finality and minimal transaction cost, according to the DFINITY Foundation, which is creating technologies for the Internet Computer (ICP) blockchain. BTC transactions are quick and inexpensive “Until the full community of $ICP utility token holders has had a chance to vote on the proposal, the DFINITY Foundation and Internet Computer Association (ICA) will refrain from early voting,” the not-for-profit group declared on Twitter. 1/ The #InternetComputer community is actively involved in designing and shaping the network’s Roadmap. Voting for Proposal 20586: Direct integration of Internet Computer with #BTC network has now begun ????️ https://t.co/Nil6QMLV8q If the idea passes, the Internet Computer community will use Chain Key cryptography to introduce smart contracts to Bitcoin. This will connect the two networks directly, allowing smart contracts on the Internet Computer to store, transfer, and receive Bitcoin. “We want to enable fast and low-cost transactions by building ledger functionality on the Internet Computer that allows users to transfer Bitcoin into and out of accounts on this ledger, thereby creating wrapped Bitcoin on the Internet Computer,” the proposal stated, adding that “holders of wrapped Bitcoin can settle their accounts at any time by having their account balance transferred to their Bitcoin account,” according to the proposal. The blockchain trinity Implementation, testing, and deployment of the blockchain trinity will most likely take months, but according to the project’s current timeline, direct integration with Bitcoin is scheduled for Q4 2021. “That’s what we’re aiming for. If we miss that deadline, I’m convinced we won’t be far behind. Dominic Williams, Founder, President, and Chief Scientist of the DFINITY Foundation and Internet Computer project told CryptoSlate, “We have one of the best cryptography teams in the world, and much of what we’re doing involves extending the chain key cryptography framework that already powers the Internet Computer.” Following Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH) will be directly integrated “In general, we believe in a blockchain trinity made up of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the Internet Computer because they all provide complementing functionality,” Williams added. “Having said that, we are completely open-minded and will consider recommendations for alternative integrations,” he continued, in response to a question about the prospect of merging with other blockchains. If you find this article informative then do not forget to share it with your friends and family!

ICP5 Investments

13 Investments

ICP5 has made 13 investments. Their latest investment was in Polar Star Space as part of their Seed VC on September 9, 2017.

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ICP5 Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/30/2017

Seed VC

Polar Star Space

Yes

1

4/30/2015

Growth Equity

Regience

$3.24M

Yes

Undisclosed Investors

1

9/16/2011

Growth Equity - III

Ipet Insurance

Yes

Dream Incubator, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, and STB investment co., Ltd. (former)

1

10/30/2002

Series A

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$99M

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10

6/1/2002

Series D

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$99M

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10

Date

9/30/2017

4/30/2015

9/16/2011

10/30/2002

6/1/2002

Round

Seed VC

Growth Equity

Growth Equity - III

Series A

Series D

Company

Polar Star Space

Regience

Ipet Insurance

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Amount

$3.24M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Investors

Dream Incubator, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, and STB investment co., Ltd. (former)

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

ICP5 Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

ICP5 has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Ipet Insurance on April 25, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/25/2018

IPO

1

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10

Date

4/25/2018

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Exit

IPO

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Valuation

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

ICP5 Team

1 Team Member

ICP5 has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Ishibe Masaki.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ishibe Masaki

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Name

Ishibe Masaki

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Status

Current

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