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Bitcoin miner Griid is in talks to go public via merger with Adit EdTech SPAC

Terms aren’t finalised and talks could still fall apart.
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Bitcoin miner Griid Infrastructure is in talks to go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

A transaction with the blank-check firm, Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp., would value the combined entity at more than $3 billion, one of the people said. Terms aren’t finalised and talks could still fall apart.

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Spokespeople for Adit EdTech and Cincinnati-based Griid declined to comment.

Griid, which says its procures cheap, carbon-free energy to manage, build and operate a portfolio of US-based Bitcoin mining facilities, announced this week that it secured a $525 million facility from Blockchain.com. The mining firm, run by founder and Chief Executive Officer Trey Kelly, said the four-year facility will help it add capacity and scale.

Adit EdTech, led by Chairman Eric Munson and CEO David Shrier, raised $276 million in a January initial public offering. In August, the SPAC added industry advisers including Cristina Dolan, a computer scientist who founded several blockchain companies.

Other Bitcoin miners that have agreed to go public via SPAC mergers include Cipher Mining Inc., Core Scientific and Bitdeer Technologies Holding Co., which announced last week that it struck a deal with Blue Safari Group Acquisition Corp.

 

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For the most part I’m an idiot when it comes to Crypto, but pleeaase can someone/ anyone tell me why anyone would want to buy shares in a company whose market is about to come to an end!? The public have been told that only 21 million BTC will ever be mined/ issued, whatever, and that saturation point must be close now!? Or has all that changed!?

Here you go … https://www.investopedia.com/tech/what-happens-bitcoin-after-21-million-mined/

But in the meantime, as in any Ponzi scheme, there’s huge money to be made as long as the suckers flock in.

Especially if you are one of: “The top 10,000 individual investors in Bitcoin control about one-third of the cryptocurrency in circulation, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.”

Thanks Beachcomber, this Satoshi guy(if there is one) is a genius with a Psychology Doctorate, and possibly the most influential Spin Doctor to have been born! Still gobbledegook to me though!

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