SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — 500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) (“500.com” or the “Company”), today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) for 5,900 bitcoin mining machines for a total consideration of approximately RMB55.2 million (approximately US$8.5 million). All of the bitcoin mining machines are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021.
Concurrently with the Purchase Agreement, the Company today announced that it has entered into a framework agreement (the “Framework Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company has agreed in principle to purchase up to 10,000 bitcoin mining machines in 2021, subject to availability and certain other conditions. The Company is required to pay a performance bond of RMB2,000 per machine for the first 5,000 machines, or RMB10 million (approximately US$1.5 million) in aggregate.
Assuming full delivery of the 15,900 bitcoin mining machines, the Company’s total hash rate will be increased by approximately 1,000 petahashes per second (PH/S).
About 500.com Limited
500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) is an online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. Most recently, 500.com is actively developing its blockchain-related business.
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