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Argo Blockchain Share Price Surged 9.31% After Mining 185 Bitcoin in November

Simon Mugo trader
Updated 7 Dec 2021

Argo Blockchain PLC (LON: ARB) share price surged 9.31% after revealing that it mined 185 Bitcoin or Bitcoin Equivalent in November worth £8.29 mln [$11.20 mln*]  compared to the 167 BTC mined in October worth £7.24 mln [$9.75 mln*].

Investors cheered the operational update, evidenced by the surging share price, which brought Argo shares above 110.78p support/resistance level.

Argo also reported an expansion of its mining capacity by an extra 310 PH/s bringing its total mining capacity to 1.605 EH/s at the end of November.

The company warned investors that the BTC mining revenue did not represent its actual revenues, including the losses incurred in selling the Bitcoin whenever Bitcoin prices fall, given the recent decline in Bitcoin and overall crypto prices.

Investors were happy that Argo still maintains a healthy margin of 86% on its mining revenues, which should protect it from falling crypto prices.

Argo Blockchain is also affected by currency conversion rates. The firm reports its revenues in British pounds and has to convert the same to US dollar following its dual listing on the Nasdaq.

The latest update comes after Boatman Capital issued another report alleging significant governance failures at the company. The short-selling investment fund had identified similar issues in August this year.

It appears investors have started paying attention to the short-selling reports, as evidenced by yesterday’s significant decline in Argo’s share price.

The reports have gained credibility after four of the company’s directors quit this year. However, Peter Wall serves as CEO and interim chairman against UK corporate governance guidelines.

It remains to be seen whether either of the company’s UK and US regulators will initiate an investigation into the company, which could lend significant credibility to the reports from Boatman Capital.

*This is not investment advice. Always do your due diligence before making investment decisions.

Argo Blockchain share price.

IG chart of Argo Blockchain share price 07-12-2021
Source: IG

Argo Blockchain share price rallied 9.31% to trade at 117.51, rising from Monday’s closing price of 107.50p.

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Simon has over six years of professional trading experience across FX, commodities and equities. He has a strong passion for financial markets and is particularly focused on price action trading