LandBridge IPO Aims For $1.6 Billion Valuation, Sees Bitcoin Mining As Growth Vector

Source Bitcoinist

LandBridge is seeking to raise $319 million through an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States, targeting a valuation of $1.6 billion.

While the IPO piqued interest—dominating headlines—Matthew Sigel, the Head of Digital Assets at VanEck, noted that LandBridge, quoting an unnamed official, is keen on tapping into opportunities presented by Bitcoin mining activities.

Is Bitcoin Mining A Growth Vector? LandBridge Sees An Opportunity

LandBridge owns over 220,000 acres in the oil-rich Permian Basin. It generates revenue by leasing land and selling extracted resources, including oil and natural gas. This focus on royalty contracts aims to shield the company from the price volatility common in the commodity market.

However, while the firm is keen to expand deeper into the commodity and energy sector, Sigel notes that they also think Bitcoin mining is a growth vector that can expand their revenue streams.

The unnamed official highlighted the existing infrastructure, such as roads and power lines, as a selling point for crypto mining facilities and data centers.

Usually, not only do crypto and Bitcoin mining farms require colossal energy requirements, but there should also be existing infrastructure to ensure consistency and reliability. All their gear should be operational every day of the week so they don’t miss out on network rewards.

Bitfarms Expands Presence As Donald Trump Wants America To Lead Crypto

Of note, LandBridge’s reported interest in offering services to crypto and Bitcoin mining farms aligns with news from Bitfarms. According to a press release, the Bitcoin mining company acquired new land and power capacity in Pennsylvania. The decision means Bitfarms are doubling down on mining operations, expanding their presence in the United States.

Bitfarms chose the Pennsylvania site because it “offers access to competitive electricity supply and provides the opportunity to optimize and hedge energy costs effectively.”

Bitcoin price trending downward on the daily chart | Source: BTCUSDT on Binance, TradingView

This strategic decision comes as miners must operate more efficiently to maintain profitability following the April 20 Halving. Currently, in the fifth epoch, the network slashed miner rewards to 3.125 BTC, down from 6.25 BTC.

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The expansion by Bitfarms and LandBridge’s consideration of Bitcoin mining also comes when Donald Trump, who is campaigning to get back in power come November, is advocating for America to spearhead crypto activities. Trump recently endorsed BTC, reversing the previous stance.

Bitcoin hash rate | Source: blockchain.com

Currently, the United States is the largest source of the Bitcoin network hash rate, standing at over 593 EH/s according to Blockchain.com. After the crackdown in China in 2021, America is now the home of crypto mining and innovation.

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