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Fintech Unicorn Elrond to Acquire First Romanian E-Money License Holder

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 08:12
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Vladislav Sopov
Next-gen blockchain ecosystem Elrond advances regulatory compliance with significant M&A deal
Fintech Unicorn Elrond to Acquire First Romanian E-Money License Holder
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Elrond, a multi-purpose blockchain ecosystem powered by native token EGLD, shares the details of its most significant M&A deal in 2021.

Elrond starts the acquisition of EEA e-money license holder

According to the official statement shared by the Elrond representative on its website and social media channels, the start-up is going to acquire Capital Financial Services S.A. (known as Twispay)

Twispay is an owner of an e-money license that allows it to handle digital cash remittaces in a regulatory-compliant manner. As such, Elrond is going to expand into the retail payments segment with 100% regulatory compliance.

Twispay is a principal member of the Visa and Mastercard alliances. It has developed a strong and vibrant community of merchants: e.g., it is the official payments provider of Blue Air, Romania's largest airline.

Beniamin Mincu, Elrond Network CEO, stresses that this aqusition wll allow his company to deliver an extended suite of services in a low-cost and legitimate manner:

Elrond's goal is to create the infrastructure for a high bandwidth, low latency, transparent financial system, and give anyone anywhere easy access to it. To achieve this we are proactively working with regulators to operate in a fully compliant manner within the perimeter defined by European law. Users, merchants, companies and money institutions could benefit significantly if money flows would happen with near-instant settlement times, at 100x less cost than we pay now, with full transparency, and higher reliability

Waiting for watchdog approval

Rignt now, this M&A deal is awaiting the approval of Romania's National Bank, the regulatory body for finances in Romania.

Augustin Dobre, CEO of Twispay, emphasizes that this deal is of particular importance for both his team and the entire fintech segment in the EU:

By complementing the remarkable contribution of the Elrond blockchain, with the expertise of the Capital Financial Services S.A. team in regulated financial services and valuable EU licenses, we are creating the premises for an important evolution of financial services efficiency.

As covered by U.Today previously, Elrond has partnered with the largest proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain, Cardano. 

Cross-Chain Collaterals for Cardano Are Now Possible After Ardana and Elrond Partnership

Due to Elrond's cooperation with Cardano, its native asset, EGLD, will go live in Cardano's cross-chain collateral design.

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