The market crash placed a great deal of stress on btc miners, but Blockstream claimed institutional hosting clients were more “resourceful.”
Blockstream, a provider of technology platform infrastructure, has secured $125 mn to support its BTC mining co-location solutions, highlighting the increase in demand in corporate hosting services during the down market.
Blockstream stated on January 24 that a secured loan as well as a conversion note were used to fund the $125 mn fundraising. Fulgur Ventures and the private equity company Kingsway Capital also contributed to the conversion note raise. Blockstream received advice on the purchase from Cohen Financial Markets, a division of J.V.B. Financial Group.
Blockstream would be able to increase mining capability for corporate hosting clients with the help of the funds, a market sector the business deemed “resilient” in the wake of Bitcoin price fluctuations in comparison to so-called props miners. This latter category, according to Blockstream, is “more immediately vulnerable to Btc price fluctuations and squeezed margins.”
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Significant pressure was put on BTC miners as a result of a lengthy bearish trend in cryptocurrencies, which was characterized by a number of high-profile bankruptcy and ended in the FTX crash. Due to declining profits, the world’s largest Btc mining company, Core Scientific, filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in Dec.
By securing a $74 mn lifeline from NY Digital Investor Group in Dec, mining company Greenridge was able to escape going bankrupt.
The hardest days for Bitcoin miners may be behind, according to Cointelegraph, as hashrate steadied and profitability progressively increased towards the close of 2022. In spite of this, the sector is still struggling, particularly for small and medium-sized miners having breakeven costs above $25k BTC.