La French Tech, which in the space of seven years has become a world champion in the management of cryptocurrencies. (© Ledger)
Its algorithms delight bitcoin and ethereum investors from Paris to San Francisco, via Hong Kong and Tokyo. Founded in 2014, Ledger has established itself as one of the world leaders in the highly strategic field of securing digital assets with electronic wallets designed in France, in the heart of the Loire Valley.
“You wanted to see Vierzon and we saw Vierzon.” Popularized by the song Vesoul, the Cher sub-prefecture sounds sweet to lovers of Jacques Brel. This peaceful city of 27,000 inhabitants, wedged between Bourges, Tours and Orléans, also attracts investors from all over the world.
The object of their lust?
Ledger, one of the nuggets of French Tech, which in the space of seven years has become a world champion in the management of cryptocurrencies, valued at 1.5 billion dollars (about 1.4 billion euros). Although the project was matured in Paris, the choice of Vierzon nevertheless quickly imposed itself on the founders, half of them having close ties with the city.
Joël Pobeda, David Balland and Vanessa Rabesandratana launched the high-definition music streaming platform there, RadioceRos, before taking an interest in cryptocurrencies. As for Éric Larchevêque, his grandfather ran a large porcelain factory there.
A vault for cryptocurrencies
These children from Cher met in 2014 at the Maison du bitcoin, a space dedicated to the emerging digital currency imagined by Éric Larchevêque. The serial entrepreneur has just sold the price comparator Prixing and senses the potential of cryptocurrencies. Just like the trio from Vierzon at the origin of Chronocoin, the first French site allowing you to buy bitcoins
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