NYDIG Purchases UK Payments Startup Bottlepay for $300M in Stock

Bottlepay allows users to make micropayments and send funds via messages on Twitter, Reddit and Discord.

AccessTimeIconOct 29, 2021 at 5:42 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 3:58 p.m. UTC
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NYDIG is purchasing British payments startup Bottlepay for between $280 million and $300 million in stock, the company confirmed Friday.

  • The bitcoin investment firm closed the deal earlier this week. The Block first reported the news.
  • U.K.-based Bottlepay is a global payments firm powered by the Lightning Network. Users can make micropayments of “as little as a penny” and send funds via messages on Twitter, Reddit and Discord.
  • The company completed an 11 million euro ($15.4 million) funding round in February from investors, including Alan Howard, a British billionaire hedge fund manager, who is also the company’s largest shareholder.
  • The Bottlepay round also included “present and former” Goldman Sachs partners and digital assets firm NYDIG.
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