Chinese language lottery companies supplier 500.com has bought a collection of Bitcoin and Ethereum mining machines for a complete of RMB226.3m (£25.1m/€23.9m/$35.0m) to assist its growth into cryptocurrency.
500.com entered a definitive settlement with a subsidiary of BitDeer to safe 1,923 S17 Bitcoin mining machines for RMB31.3m, with these deployed and operational in Xinjiang, China.
The supplier additionally agreed a deal to buy 2,000 new ETH mining machines for a complete consideration of RMB195.0m.
This settlement will see 100 Ethereum mining machines delivered between Might and June this 12 months, adopted by 150 in every July and August, whereas the remaining 1,600 will arrive between September and December.
The purchases mark 500.com’s newest motion within the cryptocurrency sector, with the supplier having this week additionally obtained 356.04342 Bitcoins and $11.5m in money via a private placement transaction with Good Luck Data.
The position, agreed in December, will see Good Luck Data obtain 85,572,963 newly issued Class A strange shares in 500.com.
Final week, 500.com acquired Blockchain Alliance Technologies, proprietor of the BTC.com platform, whereas the supplier in January additionally set out plans to acquire $14.4m worth of Bitcoin mining machines, including an extra 15,900 machines from two extra sellers this month.