Mike Novogratz – the CEO of Galaxy Digital – praised his firm’s determination to buy the bitcoin mining facility – Helios.
The agency lately gained the public sale to amass one other cryptocurrency entity – the blockchain cybersecurity platform GK8.
‘Lengthy-Time period Believers in BTC’
In a latest tweet, Novogratz justified the Helios’ acquisition with the truth that Galaxy Digital is a “long-term” believer in bitcoin. He additionally thinks lowest-cost BTC miners will prevail sooner or later, whereas the present crypto winter is a perfect time to ink such offers.
Bear markets are for constructing. We’re long-term believers in BTC and anticipate the lowest-cost miners to win over time. Helios is a transformative acquisition that may increase our mining capabilities and providers as we proceed to construct for the decentralized future. https://t.co/8Zwf7Fj33t
— Mike Novogratz (@novogratz) December 28, 2022
Argo Blockchain – a distressed BTC mining group – lately agreed to promote its Helios facility to Galaxy Digital for $65 million and thus keep away from submitting for chapter safety. Novogratz’s agency will host the mining fleet of Bitmain S19J Execs, whereas Argo will stay an proprietor of the equipment.
The miner additionally secured a brand new asset-backed mortgage value $35 million from Galaxy Digital that must be repaid in three years.
Galaxy’s Endeavors within the Earlier Months
Galaxy Digital lately won the bid to purchase GK8 – a crypto custody platform beforehand owned by the bankrupt Celsius Community.
CEO Lior Lamesh and CTO Shahar Shamai remained a part of the agency and can lead Galaxy’s new custodial operations. The previous commented:
“With the backing of Galaxy, we purpose to introduce new and thrilling choices to the business that showcase a mix of Galaxy’s best-in-class providers and GK8’s cryptography, safety, and unparalleled R&D expertise.”
Regardless of the latest acquisitions, Galaxy Digital has had a bumpy experience over the previous a number of months. The agency recorded a web complete lack of over $110 million in Q1, 2022, as a result of cryptocurrency market crash.
The monetary providers firm was rumored to reduce the scale of its crew by as much as 20% in November. Thus, it might have joined the likes of a number of cryptocurrency organizations which dismissed workers this 12 months, together with Coinbase, Gemini, Huobi, BlockchainCom, BitMEX, Bybit, and extra.
The FTX fiasco additionally caused extreme monetary harm to Galaxy Digital, which held greater than $76 million value of publicity to the bankrupt trade.