The First Crypto Firm listed by London Stock Exchange

London-headquartered Argo Blockchain has gained the approval from London Stock Exchange to list its stocks on the exchange
11 June 2018   1375

Argo Blockchain is a cloud-based crypto mining company that operates on a subscription-based model. It bgan its business last year considering the increasing difficulty in the mining cryptocurrencies because of the involvement of ASICS and big mining players. The company’s operations are based in Canada’s Quebec province and also is to extend its base to Iceland and China.

Crypto mining enthusiasts can mine any of the 4 cryptocurrency options - Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and Zcash - provided by the company remotely on its mining rigs. This is a huge plus for the blockchain-built companies as this will be the first crypto organization to get listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Setting up a computer rig to mine cryptocurrency is challenging, inefficient and expensive. I knew that we had to change the game and democratize the process so that crypto-mining could become a mainstream consumer activity.
Mike Edwards
Co-Founder, Argo 

Argo is aimed to charge clients $25 or £18 a month for the mining activity. Nevertheless, it is not planning to establish a separate mining pool and will stick to the existing ones. Also, it will not support any digital tokens for its users and will limit one contract at a time for each customer.

Bitfury to Unveil BTC's Lightning Network Tools

An open-sourced LN wallet, software and hardware payment acceptance solutions, etc
23 January 2019   77

Bitfury Group presented a number of tools designed to foster the development of the Lightning Network (LN), CoinDesk reports.

Among them: an open-sourced LN wallet, software and hardware payment acceptance solutions for merchants and payment processing. The company also introduced tools for developers and an open-source LN node called The Peach.

According to Bitfury representatives, all these tools are designed to make working with a second-level network easier and more convenient for companies and ordinary users. New products created by the Lightning Peach team.

By providing these products to the market, Bitfury is encouraging worldwide adoption of this technology and providing unparalleled support to consumers and merchants.
 

Valery Vavilov

CEO, Bitfury

Among other things, last week Bitfury added support for LN solutions on the BTCBIT cryptocurrency exchange.