Diginex has raised $ 20 million in investments and will become the first company to also own a cryptocurrency exchange in trade on the Nasdaq.
This is revealed by Diginex itself, which explains how the goal for the fundraising was set in $ 15 million. The investment round was carried out by institutions and families throughout Europe and Asia.
The funds raised will be managed by 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp, already listed on the Nasdaq (JFK), which has guaranteed that 15 million euros will remain in its trust account without being released.
With the subsequent listing on the Nasdaq, Diginex aims to expand the number of investors.
Diginex CEO Richard Byworth explained:
“We are delighted to announce our successful raise of more than $ 20 million. This fundraiser was an important initiative to ensure that we are well capitalized to invest in our core businesses as we embark on our journey to become one of the world's leading digital asset firms, and the first company to go public in the US. USA With a crypto exchange. Importantly, it will help us meet certain listing requirements, paving the way for a successful business combination with 8i on Nasdaq at the end of September. "
James tan, CEO of 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp added:
“It is a testament to the Diginex team and platform that we were able to see such traction with our investors. We believe that Diginex's leadership position in this fast-growing and evolving asset class will offer a broad spectrum of investors the opportunity to invest in digital assets across traditional markets and is therefore an ideal acquisition for our business. We expect our shareholders to vote on September 15, 2020 to approve the transaction. "
Listed on Nasdaq: what is Diginex about?
Diginex is a company of blockchain-based financial services focused on digital assets. The group has:
- Equos, a cryptocurrency and OTC exchange,
- Diginex Access, a commercial platform,
- Digivault, an escrow service,
- the bottom Bletchley Park Asset Management.
Equos is a cryptocurrency exchange for institutional investors and traders. One of its characteristics is to offer a deep cold storage service for digital assets that provides protection against attacks.