June 4, 2024
Bitcoin Miners Raise $2B Pre-Halving
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Bitcoin Miners Raise $2B Pre-Halving

Public Bitcoin mining companies have bolstered their balance sheets by securing significant funding ahead of the recent Bitcoin halving event in April. According to BlocksBridge Consulting’s analysis of financial earnings from 12 public miners, ten companies collectively raised $2 billion through equity financing, anticipating a potential post-halving profitability slump.

Leading the Funding Surge

Marathon Digital, CleanSpark, and Riot Platforms were at the forefront of this capital-raising spree. These three companies alone accounted for 73% of the total funds secured in the last quarter. By the end of March, Marathon, CleanSpark, and Riot held $1.33 billion in cash and over 32,200 Bitcoin, valued at more than $2.2 billion.

Cooling Funding Activity in Q2 2024

The trend of robust funding activity appears to be cooling off in the second quarter of 2024. As of mid-May, less than $500 million had been invested in major public mining stocks. BlocksBridge Consulting noted that while the figure is already higher than Q3 of the previous year, it indicates a slowdown compared to the previous quarter.

Understanding Equity Financing

Equity financing, a common tool for raising capital, involves selling shares of the company to investors. Public Bitcoin mining companies often use this method to fund infrastructure improvements, technological upgrades, and operational costs, particularly in preparation for the Bitcoin halving, which occurs approximately every four years and halves the mining rewards.

Source: BlocksBridge Consulting

Mixed Financial Results in Early 2024

The first quarter of 2024 saw mixed financial results for Bitcoin miners as BTC prices and mining costs increased. Riot Platforms reported a record net income of $211.8 million, a staggering 1,000% increase from the previous year, despite missing analysts’ forecasts due to higher mining costs and reduced Bitcoin production.

Core Scientific, having emerged from bankruptcy, reported $179.3 million in revenue with a gross margin of 46%, as digital asset mining revenue exceeded the mining costs of $68.4 million.

Marathon Digital also experienced revenue growth, with a 223% year-on-year increase to $165.2 million, despite falling short of Wall Street analysts’ estimates due to adverse weather conditions and equipment failures.

Conclusion

Bitcoin miners have raised substantial funds ahead of the halving event to secure their operations and invest in upgrades. Despite mixed financial results and rising costs, the significant capital raised shows a proactive approach to stability and growth. As funding activity cools in the second quarter, miners are better positioned to navigate the post-halving landscape.

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