$3.3B Bitcoin mining company Griid to list on NYSE via SPAC deal
In a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp, announced it would merge with Cincinnati-based Bitcoin (BTC) miner Griid at a $3.3 billion enterprise valuation. SPACs are blank check companies created for the sole purpose of acquiring other firms. After the deal consummates, Griid will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GRDI. The deal is expected to close by the first quarter of next year.
According to its investor presentation, Griid expects to mine 637 BTC this year with a total hash rate of 187 petahash per second (PH/s) from all miners combined. By 2024, the company projects it can mine 24,348 BTC per year, with its total hash rate surpassing 26,180 PH/s. In context, the total hash rate of the entire Bitcoin network as of today is approximately 156,000 PH/s.
The firm also claimed that newly designed chips in its mining machines can surpass one of the best application-specific integrated circuit Bitcoin mining devices out there, the S19 Pro. Comparing its proprietary machine to the S19 Pro, Griid boasts that it is 15% more efficient, 50% cheaper, and results in 130% more gross profits per year. Currently, about 70% of the company’s Bitcoin mining operations are carbon-free.
Trey Kelly, CEO of GRIID, issued the following statement regarding the development:
We are building an American infrastructure company with the largest pipeline of committed, carbon-free power among public bitcoin miners at the lowest cost of scaled production.
David Shrier, CEO of Adit EdTech, added:
Carbon-free mining is the future of bitcoin. GRIID’s combination of a large pipeline of low-cost, carbon-free power, distinctive access to next-generation ASICs, and market-leading execution position them to generate attractive profitability and growth.
Griid business metrics | Source: Company Investor Presentation