Nordic bitcoin broker to take a lead in Europe

Finnish bitcoin broker Prasos is looking to get a leading position in Europe and reach €16m revenue in the next three years
24 November 2017   1003

The first stage of the public round started on the 9 November. In seven days the company raised 35% of the minimum target. Now the round has been launched to public participation.

We also want to further develop our investment services to regular investors that want to diversify their investment portfolios into cryptocurrencies.


Henry Brade

CEO and co-founder, Prasos

According to company, cryptocurrency-based investment products have been created, but the market is still at an early stage and the current exchange and investment services are not sufficiently mature.

The news comes with CME group plans to launch Bitcoin futures during the fourth quarter of 2017, what could make it easier for stock trades to invest in the decentralized cryptocurrency.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   121

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.