Argo Blockchain, a UK-based digital coin mining company has become the first cryptocurrency company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The company recently completed an initial Public Offering (IPO), placing 156,250,000 ordinary shares accounting for 53.2% of its issued share capital valued at 0.16 GBP each.The IPO raised 25 million GBP ($32.5 million), increasing the company’s total market valuation to 47 million GBP ($61.1 million).
Miton Capital, Henderson Global Investors and Jupiter Asset Management are listed on the company’s shareholder registers, and its founders Jonathan Bixby and Mike Edwards own 13 percent of the company.
The company received approval from the UK Listing Authority in May to list on the LSE and released its digital coin mining subscription service in June. Proceeds from the listing will be used to drive the company’s expansion.
According to Bixby, Argo exists to remove all operational stress and difficulty away from ordinary people who wish to get into the crypto mining market, enabling them to participate financially in what some have described as the “fifth industrial revolution.”
Because mining is so essential to the effective operation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it has attracted the attention of several mining farm investors who site their mining operations wherever they can take advantage of low electricity costs.