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Startup Aims to List Bitcoin Product on Frankfurt, Luxembourg Exchanges

A German startup is attempting to list a Bitcoin (BTC) derivative product on the Frankfurt and Luxembourg stock exchanges. According to German business news daily Handelsblatt on Oct. 29, the startup Iconic has filed a prospectus for regulated trading of a Bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN), which could become available as soon as the beginning of December 2019.   Iconic said that it will issue an ETN that will offer investors exposure to the seminal cryptocurrency on a regulated marketplace. The ETN will also be issued its own International Securities Identification Number. …

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French State-Owned Bank Joins $8M Lightning Network Startup Funding

One of the developers of Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network has secured $8 million in funding from partners, including a bank partially owned by the French state. State-owned Bpifrance funds Lightning development In a press release published on Oct. 9, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ confirmed the news. This brings its total investment to $10 million. The funding came from the lead contributor Idinvest Partners, which focuses on small and medium-sized European businesses. Also involved was Bpifrance, an investment bank created by two French public entities. As such, the government has come…

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Fintech Startup Rapyd Raises $100M for Cloud-Based Payment Platform

Fintech-as-a-service startup Rapyd has raised $100 million in a funding round led by venture and growth equity investments firm Oak HC/FT. Per an Oct. 1 press release, Rapyd secured $100 million from investors such as Oak HC/FT, investment companies Tiger Global, Coatue, venture capital firms General Catalyst, Target Global, and Entrée Capital, and online payments processor Stripe. Building cloud-based tech payment platform Rapyd plans to allocate the raised money to the development of a unified cloud-based technology platform designed to enable enterprises to integrate fintech and payment capabilities into commerce…

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