$500 million and rising: Institutional investors place big bets on bitcoin mining
February 16, 2021, 5:13PM EST · 4 min read
- At least 10 institutions have placed additional bulk pre-orders for the most powerful bitcoin mining hardware since Q4 2020
- Such investments are estimated to have cost institutions more than $500 million to date
- These machines could in total add another 20 EH/s of computing power at full deployment by the end of 2021
North American institutions have already invested more than $500 million into top-of-the-line bitcoin miners over the past few months alone.