Genesis Digital Assets has raised $125 million in equity funding to fuel its expansion plans in the U.S. and the Nordic region.

  • The investment was led by Kingsway Capital, a U.K-based private equity fund with over $2 billion in assets under management, an announcement Wednesday said.

  • Genesis plans to use the funding to purchase equipment and build new data centers in the U.S. and the Nordic region.

  • The firm recently purchased 10,000 mining machines from manufacturer Canaan, an acquisition that founder Abdumalik Mirakhmedov expects to at least double Genesis' hash rate in the coming months.

  • Kingsway's focus is on frontier emerging markets, and CEO Manuel Stotz cited bitcoin (BTC, +5.28%)'s potential as a technology for "financial inclusion of the global poor and unbanked" as a motivation for the investment.

  • "Mining provides security to make this possible," he added.

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