Cleanspark, a Nevada-based energy technology and clean bitcoin mining firm, has announced the purchase of 4,500 Bitmain-brand Antminer S19 bitcoin mining rigs. The company says the mining devices were purchased by leveraging a portion of the company’s bitcoin holdings.
Cleanspark Purchases 4,500 ASIC Mining Rigs From Chinese Manufacturer Bitmain
The publicly-listed bitcoin mining firm Cleanspark (Nasdaq: CLSK) announced on Tuesday that the company has purchased 4,500 S19 bitcoin mining rigs from Bitmain. The rigs are expected to start the delivery process by next month and the units were “partially funded through a portion of the company’s BTC holdings.” The company estimates that the machines will increase hashrate by 450 PH/s or 0.45 exahash (EH/s), which is equivalent to Cleanspark’s current capacity.
Cleanspark’s acquisition of 4,500 bitcoin miners follows other major purchases of bitcoin mining machines by large-scale operations this year. For instance, at the end of August, Genesis Digital Assets bought 20,000 bitcoin miners from Canaan. During the first week of August, Marathon purchased 30,000 bitcoin mining rigs from Bitmain. Foundry US has been partnering with a number of operations and has increased in capacity a great deal. At the end of December 2020, Cleanspark acquired the U.S. bitcoin miner ATL Data Centers for $19.4 million.
Company Expects to Have More Than 24K Bitcoin Miners in Next 12 Months, Cleanspark Acquires Georgia Datacenter
Cleanspark expects to increase its current supply of 10,000 miners. The number of miners scheduled for delivery is 24,580 “over the next 12 months.” In addition to ATL Data Centers, Cleanspark also bought a former Sprint/Nextel datacenter in Norcross, Georgia, and the new mining facility will leverage Georgia’s Simple Solar program. Zach Bradford, the CEO of the bitcoin mining and energy technology firm headquartered in Nevada, says the move to purchase the new miners was a “conscious effort.”
“By making a conscious effort to reinvest in additional production, we are taking a market-based approach to our mining operations and maximizing value for our shareholders,” Bradford said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. “We understand that using our bitcoin to support our operations and expansion is a paradigm shift for the digital currency mining industry in North America.”
Not only does Cleanspark have a holding strategy, it also believes that “the value of digital currencies such as bitcoin stems from their usefulness as a medium of exchange.” Essentially, by using the funds to acquire more bitcoin mining rigs, a portion of its mined bitcoins goes back into circulation.
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