In late June, Celsius announced that its depositors will receive a share of profits from its recent $200 million Bitcoin mining investment.
The CEO of the centralized crypto money market, Alex Mashinsky stated that the company’s mining widening has attached the fifth stream of yield generations for its users.
This was together with lending funds to its institutional investors, leveraging DeFi protocols, retail lending, and market creation on centralized exchanges.
In early June, the firm had invested over $200 million into North American Bitcoin mining infrastructure and positions in Core Scientific, Rhodium Enterprises, and Luxor Technologies.
Its CEO said that a huge part of Celsius owns Bitcoin and they also want to be paid in that particular cryptocurrency.
Therefore, he targeted building a factory that makes it since the mining business guarantees that he can pay his depositors with what he owes them which is the interest in Bitcoin.
In 2017, Mashinsky, who is a serial entrepreneur founded Celsius.
The platform offers yield on deposits for over 40 digital assets which include Bitcoin, Ethereum, and stablecoins.
Its mining expansion came as the CEO noted that the yields of the world’s largest cryptocurrency are shrinking.
This is amid the growth of Defi with several protocols offering interest in the form of BTC on Bitcoin deposits.
Celsius never charged any management fees from its depositors however, it takes 20% or more of the profits generated instead.
It is not the only company looking to invest in North America’s mining sector.
Analysts expect that the region will face a huge amount of miners who were dislocated due to the sector’s recent crackdown in China.
Bitcoin Price Prediction
Moreover, the CEO has a bullish expectation for Bitcoin’s price for the rest of 2021.
He asserted that it will tag heights of between $140,000 and $160,000.
However, he believes that the markets will peak before 2022 adding that BTC will end the year below $100,000.
This will follow sellers stepping in to take profits in the price range of six figures.
At the moment, the BTC/USD traded fell over 4.42% just within 24 hours as it trades around the $34,319 level.
An analyst said that the trading last June 30 is another day where Bitcoin price failed to stay over the 21-day moving average.
It was expected to set up another few days of negative price fall below $34,000.
Meanwhile, a break over the opening price of $35,906 would have set the first crypto token above the nearest resistance level of $36,500.
This means that traders can see the failure of Bitcoin to break up as the technical indicator Relative Strength Index is heading downward.