Tether invests $150M in Jihan Wu’s crypto mining firm Bitdeer

    2024.05.31 | exchangesranking | 33onlookers

    Jihan Wu’s cryptocurrency mining firm Bitdeer is raising new capital from Tether, the operator of the world’s largest stablecoin, the eponymous Tether (USDT).

    Tether has entered into a subscription agreement with Bitdeer to purchase up to $150 million worth of its shares in a private placement, according to an official announcement on May 31.

    The private placement includes 18,587,360 Class A ordinary shares and a warrant to purchase up to 5,000,000 additional shares at $10.00 per share.

    The announcement states that on May 30, the private placement transaction generated $100 million in gross proceeds from the share issuance, with the potential to raise an additional $50 million if the warrant is fully exercised.

    With fresh net proceeds, Bitdeer plans to fund its further data center expansion, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-based mining rig development and other purposes.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Tether as a significant investor in Bitdeer,” Bitdeer chief business officer Linghui Kong said, adding:

    “With Tether's support, we are poised to accelerate our growth and continue our leadership in sustainable and efficient bitcoin mining. This partnership marks a significant milestone for Bitdeer, and we look forward to achieving great things together.”

    According to Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino, Bitdeer is one of the strongest vertically integrated operators in the Bitcoin mining industry due to its cutting-edge technologies and robust research and development efforts.

    “Bitdeer’s proven track record and world-class management team are perfectly aligned with Tether’s long-term strategic vision,” Ardoino noted, stating:

    “We anticipate close collaboration with Bitdeer across several key infrastructure areas moving forward.”

    This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.

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