Chinese Retailer Surges 25% After Saying It Will Accept BTC

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LightInTheBox, online retailer which sells goods ranging from wedding dresses to electronic devices announced on January 5 that cryptocurrency is a legitimate means of payment on its main sites, LightInTheBox.com and MiniInTheBox.com. It is stated that all transactions would be processed through BitPay.

I’m glad to introduce bitcoin as a new payment channel to our customers. We think blockchain could potentially be an important technology for us.

Alan Guo
CEO, LightInTheBox

Right after the announcement the company saw its shares surge from US$2.38 to US$3.52 at the start of trading on Monday. The shares later retreated, finishing Monday at US$2.81.

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Before yesterday’s surge, the share price had shed 26% between early January last year and January 2, 2018.

However, LightInTheBox is not the only US-listed Chinese company to see its share price spike after announcing an interest in cryptocurrencies. Chinanet Online Holdings, a Nasdaq-listed internet company, surged more than 600% on January 4 after it said a day earlier it would collaborate with another Chinese firm to develop blockchain-related technologies.

Argo to Report on Mining Profitability Increase in Q2

It was also reported that by the end of June, company owns about £ 3 million in crypto assets, which is 7.7% higher than expected
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The British mining company Argo Blockchain published a financial report for the second quarter of 2019, according to which its revenues increased significantly in the second quarter, exceeding its own expectations.

So, in comparison with the previous report, published in early June, the income from mining Argo Blockchain increased by 24%. The increase in profitability from mining at the same time turned out to be proportional to the increase in the Bitcoin price observed during the recent period.

The Company now expects to generate 161 BTC, or GBP1.38m of cryptoassets, in June based on a BTC price of $10,817.16 USD as of 30 June 2019. This is an increase of approximately 101% from the Company's May mining results and represents a mining margin of roughly 81%. The Company considers that this demonstrates that the Company is one of the most efficient miners in the market.
 

Argo Blockchain Team

Argo Blockchain also said that as of the end of June, the company owns about £ 3 million in cryptocurrency assets, which is 7.7% higher than expected.

Also Argo Blockchain intends to expand its activities. In particular, the company plans to deploy another 2500 miners in Quebec by the end of the third quarter, which is also expected to significantly increase revenues.

Our better-than-expected mining performance reflects both improving industry conditions as well as Argo's business strategy, which has enabled it to rapidly ramp up operations and thereby take full advantage of the upturn. As a result, we enter the third quarter with a strong momentum to deliver further growth and improving mining efficiency.
 

Mike Edwards

Executive chairman, Argo

It should be noted Argo Blockchain was the first cryptocurrency company, the placement of shares of which was approved by the London Stock Exchange last June.