Blockchain, Fintech & Insurtech


One of the leading companies of Bitcoin scalability

2014 – Worldwide

ACINQ is one of the leading companies building the Lightning Network, a scalable instant payment network for the Bitcoin blockchain.

The solution aims at tackling one of the most pressing challenges for Bitcoin: its ability to scale to VISA-level transactions throughout.

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Acinq team
Dominique Padiouacinq
bitcoin Cybersecurity

What we say

Bertrand Diard

Bertrand Diard

What convinced us to invest in Acinq was the team and their vision of the bitcoin ecosystem. The cofounders demonstrated a very strong ability to execute meaningful and secure software in order to fit with the market’s requirements. At that time, Lightning protocol was still in beta version. The first transactions were performed on “Test net.”  On the other hand, the demand for bitcoins was booming and scalability was a massive issue. Acinq’s solutions were spot on to fix these problems.