Company Gets $500K to Open Mining Hub in Virginia Beach

Bcause LLC plans to add 100 new full-time jobs with average annual salaries of $60,000 with opening a headquarters in Virginia Beach
19 January 2018   1280

The Virginia Beach Development Authority announced on Thursday that it granted $500,000 to Bcause LLC, a company that provides a digital mining facilities along with spot market, to create a data center.

Bcause LLC will be also eligible to take advantage of the City's recently reduced business property tax rate for computers and peripherals used in data centers, which is now $0.40 per $100 of 40% of assessed value, the government stated.

Virginia Beach is again on the forefront of innovative technology, and we are extremely pleased that Bcause LLC will remain here. The cryptocurrency market is rapidly expanding, and we anticipate Bcause LLC will be at the forefront of this emerging financial system.

 

Warren D. Harris

Virginia Beach Economic Development Director

The company plans to add 100 new full-time jobs with average annual salaries of $60,000 with this expansion.

Recently, Bcause LLC stated that the company and its customers will make a $64.8 million capital investment for business property, digital mining equipment and construction. ​

Bitmain to File IPO Application

The application was sent to Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX)
27 September 2018   436

The largest mining company Bitmain has submitted to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) listing application for an initial public offering (IPO), according to CoinDesk.

The application is a draft option, and some of its details, in particular the number of shares offered for sale and the immediate date of the IPO, are still in the process of editing.

Nevertheless, the document indicates that last year Bitmain's revenue was $ 2,517,719,000. This figure is higher than in 2016 ($ 277,612,000). As of June 30, 2018, the company's revenue was $ 2,845,467,000.

The application said that in 2017 the gross profit of the company was $ 1 212.7 million, which is also higher than in 2016 ($ 151,351,000).

Earlier, the head of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, expressed his indignation over the actions of the company's chief financial officer, who disclosed the figures for the first quarter 60 days after his end, and not after 90, as he had expected.

The media suggested that in the run-up to the IPO the publication of such information could have a negative effect on the company's investment attractiveness.

In addition, the document confirmed the media's information that Bitmain owns a 3% stake in Opera's Internet browser thanks to an investment of $ 50 million.

The application also indicates that the underwriters of the IPO are China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Commerce and Finance Law Offices, Maples and Calder LLP, KPMG and Frost & Sulliva