Several of the larger players in the bitcoin world have noticed a serious uptick of venture capital firms requesting information regarding bitcoin related firms.

“we’ve had nearly 1/2 a dozen VC firms asking for information regarding our services in the past week alone” stated one of the owners of a bitcoin exchange.

The interest has increased dramatically as literally there are only a handful of players, most notable are Mt.Gox, Flexcoin, Tradhill and CampBX. All of them being exchanges other than Flexcoin which is more akin to a bitcoin bank and poses to potentially modify the way people send and receive bitcoins.