The Company expects to obtain 9.49 megawatts cryptocurrency mining capacity with a hash rate of 316PH/s
New York, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Bit Origin Limited (NASDAQ: BTOG) (“Bit Origin” or the “Company”), an emerging growth company engaged in crypto mining business with diversified expansion strategies, today announced that the Company has entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire 30.62% equity interest in Horizon Mining Ltd (“HML”), an operator of a crypto mining site located at Macon, Georgia to further facilitate Bit Origin’s strategic development process. The potential acquisition is expected to increase the Company’s cryptocurrency mining capacity by 9.49 megawatts (“MW”) with a hash rate of 316PH/s, which represents approximately 40 Bitcoins would be mined per month at full capacity.
Pursuant to the LOI, the Company agrees to acquire 30.62% of the equity interests of HML in exchange for consideration having an aggregate value of US$4,251,281. The Company expects to enter into a definitive agreement and expects the acquisition to be completed in the coming months, subject to the customary conditions. As the transaction proceeds, the Company will publicly disclose required information either through press releases or SEC filings, as appropriate.
Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Mining Ltd commented, “We are extremely excited about the potential opportunity to collaborate with Bit Origin in our Georgia facility, as both parties share a vision for the future of Bitcoin mining in the United States. The resources Bit Origin brings, combined with our strength in mining operation, would allow us to achieve a shared growth potential.”
Mr. Lucas Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “The acquisition proposal of HML would be one of the most significant achievements in Bit Origin’s growth to date and a solid milestone to achieve the Company’s development goal of becoming a leading Bitcoin mining company once the transaction is completed. HML is our long last strategic partner in the United States, and such an investment decision truly deepens our relationship for better collaborations in the future. The assets and sophisticated operation team acquired from HML will create financial and operational synergies and diversifies the Company’s risk and revenue model to become a crypto mining operator and hosting service provider. We are excited to enter the mining hosting sector to further enhance our competitive advantages in mining operation expertise while expanding our landscape in the US.”
About Horizon Mining Ltd
Horizon Mining Ltd owns and operates a 31MW crypto mining site in Macon City, Georgia. Horizon is led by an experienced management team and technical team, focused on building digital infrastructure and delivery of best-in-class hosting service. Horizon Mining Ltd is a joint venture of Horizon Mining, LLC., a privately-owned, experienced American operator of crypto mining farms sites in multiple states.
About Bit Origin Limited
Bit Origin Limited, formerly known as China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd., is an emerging growth company operating in the United States and engaged in crypto mining business. The Company is also actively deploying blockchain technologies, alongside diversified expansion strategies. For more information, please visit https://bitorigin.io.
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