French State-Owned Bank Joins $8M Lightning Network Startup Funding
William Suberg's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 71%
One of the developers of Bitcoin's Lightning Network has secured $8 million in funding from partners, including a bank partially owned by the French state. In a press release published on Oct. 9, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ confirmed the news.
The government has come conspicuously close to directly funding the improvement of Bitcoin amid an apparent softening of its stance on cryptocurrency more broadly. "Cryptocurrency's potential is becoming more and more obvious. In this area where there is still much to explore and build, Bitcoin provides a platform for experimenting and implementing that is second to none.
Lightning is its most promising scalability solution and we're happy and proud to help and partner with ACINQ, a French company that is one of the world leaders of this new technology." The news comes as commentators continue to put faith in that Lightning allows for faster and cheaper Bitcoin transactions. As Cointelegraph reported, it was Samson Mow, CSO of fellow Bitcoin technology firm Blockstream, who reconfirmed his belief that Lightning would form part of Bitcoin's future mainstream presence. "Lightning has to grow organically, there's no real way to jumpstart it artificially.
People need to open up channels, lock up Bitcoins and start connecting with other nodes..
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