LQwD FinTech Corp.

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LQwD FinTech Corp. (TSX.V: LQWD) (OTCQB: LQWDF) is a financial technology company focused on creating enterprise-grade infrastructure to drive bitcoin adoption.

LQwD FinTech’s mission is to develop institutional-grade services that support the Lightning Network and drive improved functionality, transaction capability, user adoption and utility, and scaling of bitcoin. LQwD is also securing a substantial position in bitcoin as an operating asset and will use its holdings to establish nodes and payment channels on the Lightning Network.

The Lightning Network is a second-layer protocol, sitting above the bitcoin blockchain, intended to facilitate faster micro-transactions and lower fees on bitcoin transactions, thus allowing mass adoption of bitcoin.

LQwD expects the Lightning Network to eclipse the patchwork of legacy financial networks that are used to move value today. The company’s software will make migration from legacy networks onto the Lightning Network easy and seamless. By onboarding more financial service providers, LQwD intends to grow the value of the Lightning Network.

The company, formerly known as Interlapse Technologies Corp., is harnessing new payment rails built on top of the bitcoin blockchain that are capable of beyond visa-level transaction volumes and backed by bitcoin, the strongest and most well-known cryptocurrency. These new rails, enabled by the Bitcoin Lightning Network, open a vast opportunity and market segment for digital payments and financial services on a global scale. LQwD aims to leverage its position as a public company to enhance trust in its products and services, and leverage its shares as currency for acquisitions, roll-up and growth, as well as to attract and retain top industry talent.

Investment Considerations:

  • The company completed the acquisition of LQwD Financial Corp. in June 2021.
  • To date, the company has spent a total of C$8.3 million to purchase approximately 139 Bitcoins, which it now holds, at an average cost of approximately C$60,000 (US$48,000) per Bitcoin.
  • LQwD FinTech investors gain exposure to bitcoin as an asset.
  • Investors also gain exposure to the Lightning Network, which is positioned for rapid growth.

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CryptoNewsBreaks - LQwD FinTech Corp. (TSX.V: LQWD) (OTCQB: LQWDF) Leveraging Lightning Network with PaaS Offering

June 9, 2022 3:50 PM

  • LQwD released its platform as a service offering in November 2021, also releasing its first node on the Lightning Network – US-West
  • Since then, nine additional nodes have been released worldwide: Ireland, India, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Sweeden, England, and France – with more likely to follow
  • Despite volatility in Bitcoin, the Lightning Network continues to grow, with most recent reports indicating that the Network’s capacity is over 3,539 BTC
  • Users can send payments quickly and with lower fees when utilizing the Lightning Network and PaaS solutions like LQwD

LQwD FinTech (TSX.V: LQWD) (OTCQB: LQWDF), a company focused on developing institution-grade payment infrastructure, liquidity and solutions for the Lightning Network (“LN”), is among companies that are not in the “watch and wait” mode when it comes to Bitcoin or the LN. This is despite observers’ expectations that the crypto market will stay in a bear phase for some time. “LQwD is still leveraging the Lightning Network with its platform as a service (‘PaaS’). LQwD launched its PaaS offering in November 2021, the same time it launched its first node on the Lightning Network in the United States. Since then, LQwD has strategically launched many additional nodes worldwide,” a recent article reads. “The Bitcoin blockchain does not have the capacity to facilitate thousands of payments at one time, making the scaling of the Lightning Network even more important as acceptance of cryptocurrency rises. The Bitcoin Lightning Network continues to grow, despite the volatility of the actual market. As of recent reports (March 2022), the capacity of the Lightning Network currently exceeds 3,539 BTC.”

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