LQwD Fintech Corp. (TSXV: LQWD, OTC: LQWDF), the company focused on building infrastructure on the Bitcoin Lightning Network global micropayment system, announced today that it has now launched 17 international routing nodes on Lightning Network, positioning LQwD to secure future routing fees in a rapidly expanding global payments network.
LQwD’s international routing nodes now include Japan, England, Canada, US-West, France, Italy, Indonesia, Bahrain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Singapore, Brazil, Germany, India, Ireland, and Hong Kong. You can follow LQwD’s node transaction volume in real-time here.
“Since launching our first Lightning Network node in November 2021, LQwD’s nodes have already routed over 72 BTC and over 36,000 transactions, which is extremely encouraging in these early stages,” remarked Shone Anstey, LQwD Fintech Corp. CEO. “We are making excellent progress establishing LQwD as a serious network participant, and in coming months, we will launch the LQwD business-to-business platform (now in beta), which also allows retail customers to take advantage of the economics and efficiencies of the network.”
According to Bitcoin Visuals, Lightning Network continues to experience upward trends with total network capacity increasing 138% since this time last year. The Company expects this trend to continue, as larger enterprises and exchanges such as Kraken, Robinhood, Twitter, and Block (Cash App) all have integrated Lightning Network capabilities. Some research firms, such as Arcane Research, predict that there could be as many as 700 million Lightning Network users by 2030.
Corporate & Financial
LQwD currently has sufficient working capital to continue to maintain operations for the foreseeable future. As of June 29, 2022, LQwD has working capital of approximately C$1.275 million in cash and cash equivalents with general and administrative expenses, including current development expenses, running approximately C$100,000 per month. LQwD also holds 121 Bitcoin on the balance sheet of which, a portion is used to secure routing nodes and establish node liquidity.
About LQwD Fintech Corp.
LQwD is a Lightning Network Service Provider (LSP) focused on developing payment infrastructure and solutions accelerating the global mega trend of Bitcoin adoption through the Lightning Network. The Company’s mission is to develop institutional grade services that support the Lightning Network and drive improved functionality, transaction capability, user adoption, utility and scaling Bitcoin. LQwD also holds Bitcoin that is used as an operating asset establishing nodes and payment channels on the Lightning Network.
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Ashley Garnot, Director
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