New Solar-Powered Bitcoin Miner Launches Operations Despite Difficult Market

A new bitcoin miner has begun operating at a 6 MW solar-powered facility in western Colorado, despite the present bearish market for cryptocurrencies. The mining operation of Aspen Creek Digital Corporation (ACDC), which was established in January of this year, is housed within a 10-megawatt solar farm. According to a statement provided to CoinDesk, the company intends to start with bitcoin mining at its data center and eventually provide computing services to other companies. The S19 bitcoin mining rigs will be operated by the Colorado data center, which will also…

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$30K BTC price has ‘severe impact’ on Bitcoin miner profits — analysis

Bitcoin (BTC) is squeezing its miners this month as suppressed prices threaten to impact profitability. The latest data shows both narrowing profit margins and miners waiting longer to recoup their initial investment. Miner production cost faces off with BTC price While Bitcoin miners have largely held off on major distribution as BTC/USD descends from all-time highs, the picture now appears precarious. Calculations from on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant reveal that miners’ production price — how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin — could be right where current spot price…

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Bitcoin miner Riot Blockchain files prospectus for $500M stock sale

In a document filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, Bitcoin (BTC) mining company Riot Blockchain announced that it would be selling up to $500 million worth of common stock to finance general corporate expenses, such as working capital, repayment of corporate obligations, capital expenditures and acquisitions, and investing in existing and future projects.  After the offering, the company would have more than 139 million units of commons tock outstanding, giving it a market cap of close to $3 billion at Friday’s prices. The company…

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Crypto miner Hut 8 posts record revenue as BTC holdings surge 100%

Canadian cryptocurrency miner Hut 8 posted mixed financial results on Thursday, as revenue and mining profitability soared while overall net income declined — underscoring a volatile end to the year for Bitcoin (BTC) and the broader digital asset market.  The Toronto-based company, which trades publicly on the Nasdaq and TSX, saw its revenues surge to $45.69 million (C$57.901 million) in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from $10.25 million (C$12.986 million) the year before. Full-year revenues were $137.1 million, up 326% compared with 2020. Despite generating a large profit from…

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Gas heater broke down? I’ll just heat my caravan with a Bitcoin miner

Michael Schmid first made contact with Bitcoin (BTC) in 2013; he installed Bitcoin core, mined a few BTC then bought some Bitcoin from MtGox. Schmid told Cointelegraph that shortly after the infamous Mt. Gox hack, in which Schmid lost his Bitcoin, he also “lost interest”. Timewarp to 2020 and Schmid got “very active again,” as concerns about the “endless money printing” troubled him. “With that [money printing] I found that I don’t agree at all with Fiat money and believe that Bitcoin should be the global reserve currency and a…

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Bitcoin miner heats greenhouses in the Netherlands

Bitcoin (BTC) mining generates a lot of “waste” heat. As energy prices spiral out of control in Europe, miners have come up with creative ways of recycling the heat generated by solving valid Bitcoin blocks.  Whereas in Norway, a miner is drying wood from the local timber mill, across the North Sea in the Netherlands, a miner is heating greenhouses to grow produce and bloom “Bitcoin flowers.” In a win-win partnership between a Dutch farmer and a Bitcoin miner, Bitcoin Bloem mines Bitcoin and bud flowers in greenhouses in the…

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Bitmain signs 500MW joint venture with sustainable BTC miner Merkle Standard

Beijing-based Bitmain has partnered with a United States-based sustainable Bitcoin miner, Merkle Standard, contributing capital investment, expertise and parts.   As part of the joint venture, Bitmain will contribute to the development of up to 500 MW of clean digital mining infrastructure at Merkle Standard’s hydro-powered facilities in Eastern Washington. Bitmain is a household name in the Bitcoin ecosystem, famed for the Antminer brand, the name behind popular Bitcoin ASIC miners the S9 and S19. Merkle Standard claims to be a carbon-conscious BTC miner, keen to become ​​net carbon negative by…

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