Litecoin Teams Up with TokenPay to Purchase a Stake in a German Bank
Charlie Lee is the founder of Litecoin and he loves to break out important news over Twitter. In fact, this is exactly what Charlie Lee did today when he took to Twitter and announced that Litecoin will partner with TokenPay in order to collaborate with a German Bank. The Litecoin founder made a strategic move and today we are going to present everything there is to know about it.
TokenPay and German WEG Bank AG
For those who don’t know, TokenPay is a Switzerland-based cryptocurrency payment platform and it purchased a stake in a German Bank. The bank is called WEG Bank AG and it sold 9.9% of its company equity to TokenPay in order for the latter to acquire as much as 90% of the bank.
The interesting thing about this deal is that German banking laws don’t allow a single entity to own more than 9.9% equity in a bank and here is where Litecoin comes in. Therefore, TokenPay is teaming up with Litecoin to receive regulatory approval.
Charlie Lee Statement
“I’m excited to announce that @LTCFoundation and @TokenPay have entered into a strategic partnership to buy a stake in a German bank, WEG Bank AG. We plan to work on many exciting consumer-driver crypto solutions. Stay tuned!” said Charlie Lee over Twitter.
I’m excited to announce that @LTCFoundation and @TokenPay have entered into a strategic partnership to buy a stake in a German bank, WEG Bank AG. We plan to work on many exciting consumer-driven crypto solutions. Stay tuned! 🚀
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) July 10, 2018
TokenPay Speaks Out
TokenPay has already transferred the recently acquired shares in the WEG Bank AG to the Litecoin foundation and Charlie Lee will give his marketing and blockchain technology services in exchange. Therefore, the TokenPay system will expand rapidly.
“Today, this 9.9% stake in WEG Bank was further transacted to the benefit of Litecoin Foundation in exchange for a broad and comprehensive marketing and technology service agreement to benefit TokenPay and its related cryptocurrency and business operations.”
Ex-Google engineer, Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin and MD of the Litecoin Foundation. Previously Director of Engineering at Coinbase, Lee now focuses full-time on Litecoin. To enhance fungibility and privacy of LTC, integration of MimbleWimble has begun, however Lee has recently announced a crowdfunding launch to fund the development.
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