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Galoy – known as the startup responsible for the creation of the wallet named Bitcoin Beach which is open-source and compatible with the Lightning Network – recently accomplished a seed round of up to $3M to expedite its activities and assist in taking BTC banking venue to more governments, businesses, and communities. Galoy – which is a Miami-based forum – was introduced to be a proof-of-concept within El Zonte (a surf town in El Salvador) in October of the recent year.

The wallet has support for the native Bitcoin Beach program, which has pursued to develop an economy based on Bitcoin. There are up to 6,000 consumers of the wallet, as per the official website of Galoy. Bitcoin Beach differs from Chivo (the state-backed wallet of El Salvador) which was introduced in September this year, following the formation of a law that declared Bitcoin to be a legal tender and implemented it throughout the country. Chivo wallet is not an open-source product.

Balaji Srinivasan, Trammell Venture Partners, Kingsway Capital, and Craft Ventures took part in the seed round of Galoy, which was declared on 15th December. Brad Mills, Vijay Boyapati, Bitcoiner Ventures, and Fulgur Ventures were also a part thereof. Andrew Begin – the marketing director of Galoy – stated in his interview that the firm intends to utilize the funding to guarantee the availability of the Bitcoin Beach wallet for a broad-ranged audience.

Apart from this, he referred to a couple of community projects – Bitcoin Jungle (Costa Rica-based project utilizing the open-source code of  Galoy to develop their independent wallet) and Guatemala-based Bitcoin Lake that utilizes the Bitcoin Beach wallet as a whole – based on Bitcoin to use the respective wallet. He added that they were making significant improvements in the project that began to be a proof-of-concept. He moved on to emphasize that the respective wallet will turn into an independent firm.

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Nonetheless, he did not provide any details regarding any governments or companies having an interest in utilizing the respective wallet. As per Galoy’s press release, the technology thereof is focused on permitting the provision of banking services by utilizing Lightning and Bitcoin.  The platform reveals that the administrative controls, compliance instruments, mobile wallets, point-of-sale applications, and a backend API are included in the open-source venue. Even though the forum is not a bank, it elaborated, it is centered around offering banking facilities and developing infrastructure with considerable developments.

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