The fall of the bitcoin rate was reflected in the real estate market. The Mercury tower, which in the Moscow City business center belongs to the owner of the same name group Igor Kesayev, lost one of the tenants, Bitfury, a company specializing in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency mining. The lease agreement for a period of five years was signed just a year ago, and the tenant has already defaulted on rental payments.
Promtekhnokom, which owns the Mercury tower, requires 36.3 million rubles. the Russian "daughter" Bitfury, follows from the filing of arbitration cases. A representative of Promtekhnokom clarified to “Kommersant” that the lawsuit was connected with a delay in rental payments: in 2018, the parties signed an agreement, but Bitfury did not fulfill its obligations and defaulted on rental payments. In "Promtekhnokom" add that "Bitfury really wanted the square in the" golden tower "(in the" Mercury "lining of orange color -" b "), because bitcoin is associated with gold." In Bitfury itself did not respond to the request “b.” Bitfury moved to Mercury from the coworking Cabinet Lounge in Lubyanka. In this tower, the company occupied 1,6 thousand square meters. m
Bitfury was created in 2011 by Valeriy Vavilov and specializes in mining cryptocurrencies and working with the blockchain. In addition to Russia, Bitfury has offices in Canada, London, China, the Netherlands and other countries.
The “Mercury” tower of billionaire Igor Kesaeva began to be actively filled with tenants only in early 2018, although it was commissioned in 2014. With the arrival of a new team a year ago, the high vacancy level was reduced: according to CBRE, about 15,000 sq. M. Remain unoccupied. m of 90 thousand square meters. m offices. Among the largest tenants of the tower are the metallurgical company Norilsk Nickel, the investment company Alma Group, the retailer Dixy and the TV channel World Fashion Channel. About 10 thousand square meters. m owned by Japan Tobacco International.
Andrei Novikov, financial director of Tactics Group, claims that other mining companies did not have similar rental deals. And given the negative dynamics of Bitcoin, it is not worth waiting for large transactions from companies in the cryptocurrency sphere, he said. The peak rate of bitcoin fell on December 2017, when its value reached $ 20 thousand. Now the figure is two times lower: one bitcoin costs about $ 10 thousand.