June 14, 2017 | Bancor, an Israeli startup that has developed a virtual currency conversion platform, yesterday raised $153 million in just three hours. This Initial Coin Offering is the second-largest fundraising campaign in the blockchain industry, according to Bancor. Founded in 2016 by Guy Benartzi, Eyal Hertzog, Yehuda Levi and Galia Benartzi, Bancor enables its users to instantly convert or trade their money.