As part of the quarterly rebalancing performed on the 18th of March 2022, these are the component level changes within the Melanion #Bitcoin Exposure Index:
DMG Blockchain Solutions, Digi host, KR1 plc, Ether Capital, Diginex, Coinshares and SOS Limited have been replaced by Tesla, Cipher Mining, Iris Energy, Overstock.com, Bakkt, Stronghold Digital Mining and Core Scientific due to a lower Beta score or a failure to meet our index screening criterias.
Bakkt Holdings Inc. #1 (Crypto Banking, Payments & Services)
Bakkt, launched in 2018 and headquartered in Alpharetta, GA , is a trusted digital asset platform that enables consumers to buy, sell, store, and spend digital assets. Many asset classes can be plugged into their platform and benefit from many services such as authentication, direct payment integrations, peer-to-peer (“P2P”) payments, etc.
Stronghold Digital Mining Inc #13 (Crypto Mining)
Stronghold Digital Mining is a vertically integrated crypto asset mining company currently focused on mining Bitcoin across Pennsylvania. They wholly own and operate a low-cost, environmentally beneficial coal refuse power generation facility, and it is recognized as an Alternative Energy System.
Cipher Mining Inc #18 (Crypto Mining)
Cipher Mining is an industrial-scale Bitcoin mining company dedicated to expanding and strengthening the Bitcoin network’s critical infrastructure in the United States. This U.S.-based Bitcoin mining company began Bitcoin mining at its first data center in February and is on track for continued expansion throughout 2022 and beyond.
Iris Energy LTD #19 (Crypto Mining)
Iris Energy is a Bitcoin mining company that builds, owns, and operates data center infrastructure with a focus on entry into regions where it can access low-cost, abundant and/or under-utilized renewable energy to power its operations. It supports local communities, as well as the decarbonization of energy markets and the global Bitcoin network.
Core Scientific #20 (Blockchain Technology)
Core Scientific designs, owns, and operates best-in-class facilities and electrical infrastructure with the goal of enabling a more sustainable digital world. Core Scientific is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint. They continually work to maximize their energy mix, which currently comprises 55-60% of electricity from non-carbon-emitting sources such as hydro, wind, solar and nuclear.
Overstock.com #23 (Crypto Balance Sheet)
Overstock.com, Inc. is a tech-driven online retailer selling primarily furniture located near Salt Lake City in Midvale, Utah. In January 2014, Overstock became the first online retailer to accept the crypto currency bitcoin as payment for goods.
Tesla #28 (Crypto Balance Sheet)
Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicle can be better, quicker, and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products.Tesla was holding nearly $2 billion in bitcoin at the end of 2021, and it gained $27 million in its crypto transactions during the year.