Banking Platform Galoy Raises $4M for Bitcoin-Backed Synthetic Dollar

“Bitcoin has brought digital transactions to previously unbanked communities across Latin America, Africa and beyond,” said Galoy CEO Nicolas Burtey in a press release. “However, its volatility makes managing financial obligations difficult. With Stablesats-enabled Lightning wallets, users are able to send from, receive to, and hold money in, a [U.S. dollar] account in addition to their default BTC account. While the dollar value of their BTC account fluctuates, $1 in their USD account remains $1 regardless of the bitcoin exchange rate.”