The firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) is entering the mining industry, as the firm has pledged $100 million into a cryptocurrency mining firm called Foundry. The mining company Foundry was noiselessly founded in 2019 and it aims to offer capital, consulting, and intelligence to digital assets miners.
Bitcoin mining is becoming a massive industry and the competition continues to heat up across the world. News.Bitcoin.com has been recently reporting on how mining firms like Marathon Patent Group and Riot Blockchain have been spending millions of dollars on mining rigs manufactured by Microbt and Bitmain.
Meanwhile, the Bitcoin (BTC) network, in terms of hashrate, has also climbed to all-time highs at 130 exahash per second (EH/s) and the metric has more recently been hovering just below that rate (120EH/s).
On August 27, the venture capital firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) announced it will commit $100 million into a firm called Foundry through 2021. DCG says that Foundry was developed in order to increase market efficiency and improved capital access into the thriving bitcoin mining industry.
Foundry will provide three types of services to the crypto mining environment; advisory services, mining and staking, and equipment financing and procurement.
DCG and Foundry’s announcement details that the company has already “extended tens of millions of dollars in equipment financing” to mining facilities in North America and other regions.
Mike Colyer, the CEO of Foundry said: “We want to empower decentralized infrastructure in the new digital economy, and our work will support the development and growth of mining operations — particularly in North America”
Colyer stresses that Foundry is “a business built by miners for miners” and the team has already partnered with a number of experts who are passionate toward growing the decentralized mining ecosystem further.
The chief executive officer Colyer is a former Core Scientific executive. Over the years DCG’s investments have captured a wide variety of blockchain and crypto network infrastructure businesses since Barry Silbert founded the firm in 2015.
“Our mission at DCG is to accelerate the development of a better financial system,” said Silbert during the announcement.
“Digital asset mining and staking provide the backbone of the blockchain technology that will drive that advancement. Foundry is bringing critical resources and guidance to an essential corner of the industry,” the founder and the DCG chief executive officer added.
2020 has seen massive development into the cryptocurrency mining sector and institutional interest doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon. Hundreds of millions of dollars have poured into the mining economy and it has blossomed into a profitable venture for many.
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