As the saying goes, “it takes money to make money”. In most industries where there are positive returns, there will be an abundance of capital and financing to support the growth of businesses. Yet historically mining businesses had few financing options open to them, despite the compelling returns they’re able to yield. However, this is rapidly changing as investors are increasingly recognizing the opportunity in crypto and investing traditional capital. Mining in particular, which is a fundamental of crypto and linked to the creation of intrinsic value, is one of the best and reliable ways to step foot into this sector.
One of the early pioneers to address the financing gap in a reliable and scalable way is the Digital Currency Group (DCG)’s subsidiary Foundry. Since its inception in 2019, Foundry has emerged as one of the largest bitcoin miners in North America. It has also extended tens of millions of dollars in equipment financing to other mining organizations and helped to procure almost half of the bitcoin mining delivered in North America this year.
Bitmain has been collaborating with Foundry for some time, who have provided the necessary capital to fund mining equipment for many of its large clients. This critical access to finance not only breaks down barriers to entry and growth for mining businesses, but it also strengthens the overall mining ecosystem.
“Foundry was established to empower miners with the tools that they need to build tomorrow’s decentralized infrastructure. An important part of this is addressing the chronic lack of financing options, which is holding back many successful mining businesses from scaling their operations”, said Mike Colyer, CEO at Foundry. “Through our partnership with Bitmain, we are proud to have helped many mining businesses across North America procure the mining equipment they need to realize growth.”
“Through Foundry’s work and financial support of our end customers, we have been able to ship a significant number of machines into North America this year,” said Su Ke, Global Sales and Marketing Director of Antminer at Bitmain. “Foundry’s institutional-grade services for North American businesses and its team’s expertise have played a key role in making this happen. We look forward to working closely with Foundry to reach even more customers and provide an even better experience for them.”
Fuelled in part by inexpensive and abundant renewable power, North America is rapidly becoming an epicenter for bitcoin mining, and one of Antminer’s fastest-growing markets. Bitmain’s recent $28.8 million Antminer S19 Pro deal with Nasdaq-listed Riot Blockchain, as well as a $23 million contract with Marathon Patent Group, are a testament to this growth trajectory.
Bitmain is truly excited to be a part of this growing opportunity and remain fully committed to working with partners such as Foundry to support customers as they scale their businesses.---------------------
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