The merger, which was first reported in August 2022 and cost around $885 million, was approved by the GSR II Meteora shareholders. It will allow investors buy Bitcoin Depot shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange from today, July 3.
Bitcoin Depot, one of the largest operators of Bitcoin ATMs in the United States, has announced that it will go public through a merger with GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corporation (GSRM). The two entities will be known as Bitcoin Depot Inc and will be run by the current management team.
Bitcoin Depot, which began operations in 2016, is one of the fastest-growing companies offering multi-cryptocurrency ATM services, giving users more options when buying, selling, or receiving cryptocurrency. It operates over 7,000 ATMs in the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM provider. The business aims to make it simple for customers to exchange money for Bitcoin.
On the other hand, GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corporation was created to find and merge with other businesses. It can be referred to as a blank check company because it doesn’t have any specific business plan or goal except to seek a merger.
The agreement, which was first reported in August 2022 and is expected to cost around $885 million, was approved by GSRM shareholders. It will allow investors to buy Bitcoin Depot shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange starting today, July 3. The ticker symbol BTM will denote it for common stock and BTMWW for public warrants.
Comments from Bitcoin Depot and GSRM Executives about the Merger
Through the deal, Bitcoin Depot is expected to grow in popularity and use in North America. Its CEO, Brandon Mintz, believes the deal will bring expansion opportunities. He said:
“The closing of the transaction and our listing on Nasdaq is an important milestone and an incredibly proud moment for the entire Bitcoin Depot team.”
Co-CEO and Director of GSRM Gus Gracia explained:
“We are excited to complete our business combination with Bitcoin Depot and help support its growth strategy… We believe Bitcoin Depot is poised to continue its momentum to take advantage of the highly fragmented Bitcoin ATM market both domestically and overseas.”
Cryptocurrencies and Crypto Solutions Are Gaining Opportunities for Growth
Despite strict crypto regulations, such as the SEC’s recent action against Binance and Coinbase, investment options in the crypto industry are expanding. Companies are submitting applications to offer Bitcoin ETFs, and the listing of Bitcoin Depot on NASDAQ is a significant step forward.
In terms of future cryptocurrency adoption, it is clear that crypto and its solutions are here to stay, whether regulators like it or not. The introduction and approval of crypto ETFs, companies going public like Bitcoin Depot in this story, the introduction of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and the establishment of a working regulated environment for cryptocurrencies all contribute to crypto’s long-term prospects.
Bitcoin Depot’s listing on Nasdaq will enhance the company’s reputation and build trust in its services. It is expected to have a positive impact on the company and benefit the crypto industry as a whole.