Bitmain plans to raise $300-$500 million via U.S. IPO later this year - Report

Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain Technologies is planning on conducting an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., Bloomberg reported Friday, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.”

The company aims to raise $300-$500 million from the offering, which could launch “as soon as the second half of this year,” according to the report.

Bitmain is reportedly already in discussions with advisers for the IPO and could file documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission next month.  Still, “deliberations about an IPO of Bitmain are at an early stage, and details of the offering could change,” per the report.

The mining giant was initially looking to launch an IPO in Hong Kong, but the application lapsed earlier this year.

Bitmain rival Canaan was also reportedly looking at a U.S. listing after its Hong Kong Stock Exchange application lapsed late last year, but it seems to be behind schedule.