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Crypto ATM giant Bitcoin Depot’s $885M merger to go public on Nasdaq

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  • Crypto ATM firm Bitcoin Depot will go public on Nasdaq starting July 3.
  • Brandon Mintz, the founder, and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, stated that the merger was primarily aimed at supporting various growth opportunities and advancing the adoption of Bitcoin throughout North America. 
  • The announcement arrives at a time when regulatory scrutiny of companies offering cryptocurrency products or services in the United States is increasing.

Bitcoin Depot, a leading cryptocurrency ATM company in the United States, has recently announced the completion of a merger deal that will enable the company to go public. The fintech firm GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corporation disclosed on June 30 that its stockholders had given their approval for the merger, establishing the company as a special purpose acquisition company for Bitcoin Depot. The deal, valued at $885 million, was initially reported in August 2022 and is set to provide investors with exposure to Bitcoin Depot on the Nasdaq starting from July 3.

Brandon Mintz, the founder, and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, stated that the merger was primarily aimed at supporting various growth opportunities and advancing the adoption of Bitcoin throughout North America. Investors will have the opportunity to acquire shares of Bitcoin Depot through the ticker symbols BTM and BTMWW, representing common stock and public warrants, respectively.

The announcement arrives at a time when regulatory scrutiny of companies offering cryptocurrency products or services in the United States is increasing. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed lawsuits against major exchanges Binance and Coinbase, alleging their involvement in unregistered securities offerings.

 However, investment options providing exposure to cryptocurrencies appear to be gaining traction, as evidenced by BlackRock’s recent application to list a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund in June.

Crypto ATM firms struggle

Established in 2016, Bitcoin Depot has emerged as one of the largest crypto ATM firms in North America, boasting over 9,130 locations according to its website. In May, another ATM provider, Bitcoin of America, made the decision to cease operations in Connecticut following the state’s Department of Banking’s assertion that the company lacked the necessary licensing.

The merger and subsequent public listing on Nasdaq represent a significant milestone for Bitcoin Depot, allowing the company to tap into the broader market and attract new investors. As cryptocurrency adoption continues to expand, Bitcoin Depot’s extensive network of ATMs positions the company well to cater to the increasing demand for convenient and accessible avenues to engage with digital currencies. However, it is essential to remain aware of the evolving regulatory landscape and ensure compliance with licensing requirements to maintain a stable operating environment.

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