TORONTO, Dec. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Routemaster Capital Inc. (the “Company” or “Routemaster”) (TSXV: RM) is pleased to announce it has led an investment of $100,000 in Luxor Technology Corporation (“Luxor”), the first institutional hashrate marketplace.
As part of the deal, Routemaster has the right to invest an additional $200,000 into Luxor. Luxor intends to use the capital provided to make several key engineering hires to strengthen its development efforts of the hashrate marketplace. Luxor has so far helped miners mine over $45mm in cryptocurrency, supports over 28,000 miners globally, and ranks amongst the largest mining pools in the world according to the company. With its Seed round, Luxor will further build out its proof-of-work infrastructure.
“The benefits of a hashrate marketplace are better transparency and the ability to develop financial instruments, such as derivatives, based on hashrate. Currently, miners have to rely on opaque mining pool structures where fees taken from total mining rewards are often obscured,” according to Nick Hansen, Co-founder and CEO at Luxor.
Two proprietary technologies developed by Luxor have the potential to supercharge returns for miners and mining pools. Luxor’s Switch product is a proprietary profit-switching algorithm that maximizes earnings by switching between blockchains and venues to maximize hashrate rewards. Luxor plans to integrate Miner Extractable Value (MEV) avenues into its hashrate liquidation platforms to increase miner rewards.
“We are excited to be investing in Luxor and explore how mining, the most fundamental blockchain infrastructure fits into the DeFi ecosystem,” said Olivier Roussy Newton, Co-Founder of DeFi Holdings and an advisor to Routemaster.
About Luxor Technology Corporation:
Luxor Technology Corporation is a hashrate management platform that offers a wide range of hashrate based instruments such as mining pools and profit switching algorithms. Luxor is designing next-generation hashrate liquidation engines for miners. Luxor is also the developer of the leading mining data website, Hashrate Index.
About Routemaster Capital Inc.:
Routemaster Capital Inc. is a Canadian investment company that carries on business with the objective of enhancing shareholder value.
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