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Cryptoknowmics 2022-10-07 11:58:41

Argo Blockchain Raises $27M To Reduce Liquidity Pressures

Argo Blockchain, a Bitcoin miner with headquarters in London, has acquired $27 million by agreeing to sell 87 million shares to a single investor. The company’s CEO, Peter Wall, outlined in a YouTube video several actions Argo Blockchain has taken to enhance its liquidity ratio in the context of the recent crypto bear market. Peter Wall stated that Argo was experiencing a liquidity constraint due to the profitability being pushed from all sides, from rising energy costs to lower Bitcoin pricing. The company also announced the acquisition of 3,400 Antminer S19 J Pro miners by a third party for a total of $7 million, in addition to issuing 87 million shares, which equals around 15% of the company. According to Wall, the hash rate will decrease when mining equipment is sold. Challenges For Mining Sector Currently, the mining sector is facing challenges due to rising energy costs and a decline in the value of cryptocurrencies. One of the biggest operators of cryptocurrency mining data centers, Compute North, recently declared bankruptcy since it owes up to $500 million to at least 200 creditors. The company can continue operating under a Chapter 11 filing while it develops strategies to reorganize and reimburse creditors. Argo Blockchain’s stock on the London Stock Exchange was down more than 15% at the time of writing. On October 11, the firm will provide its subsequent monthly operating update. Mining Margin Shrinks To 20% In ea...

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