Well, we did it. We finally entered the crypto space by purchasing a small amount of Canaan Inc. ($CAN) on the Nasdaq) today – a new kinetic rocket! Canaan Inc. is a Chinese company that builds crypto mining rigs – theirs is called the Avalon Immersion Cooling Miner.
The price of bitcoin has rocketed lately and this has caused a lot of buzz around blockchain / cryptocurrencies. On Saturday I was listening to The Market Huddle and Lynn Alden who I believe is one of the most knowledgeable experts on bitcoin right now. The demand for cryptocurrencies is increasing due to macroeconomic forces like the dollar’s perceived value decreasing and slowly losing its status as the word’s reserve currency.
Due to the nature of the hash behind bitcoin, mining the coins becomes more energy intensive with each coin mined. So, as bitcoin and other blockchain applications continue to grow in popularity, so will the demand for these sorts of mining tools.