Bitfarms Increases October 2021 Bitcoin Production, Up 12.5% from September 2021
– 343 BTC Mined, Increasing BTC Holdings to Over 2,640 at October 31, 2021 –
– Hashrate Exceeds 1.8 Exahash per Second (EH/s) –
TORONTO, Ontario and BROSSARD, Québec , Nov. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bitfarms Ltd. (NASDAQ: BITF // TSXV: BITF), a global Bitcoin self-mining company, provides a Bitcoin production update.
“The increase in month-over-month production in October 2021 represents a further advancement for Bitfarms and shows the initial benefit generated as a result of production from our newly built, larger production facility in Cowansville, Québec. This, in conjunction with recent miner deliveries and ongoing fleet optimization, contributed to our achieving a record hashrate of 1.8 exahash per second (EH/s) in late October,” said Emiliano Grodzki, Bitfarms Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “With new miner deliveries en route and deliveries continuing throughout November, this month we expect to grow our hashrate to over 2 EH/s and improve our electrical efficiency to 44 watts per terahash (W/TH).”
October 2021 Bitfarms’ Mining Production Update
- 1.8 EH/s achieved effective October 25, 2021.
- 343 new Bitcoin (BTC) mined during October 2021.
- 2,750 BTC mined in the first ten months of 2021.
- 11+ BTC mined daily on average, equivalent to about US$ 665,500 per day based on a BTC price of US$60,500 on October 31.
- 2,646 BTC deposited into custody for the year through October 31, 2021, representing approximately 96% of Bitfarms’ 2021 BTC production with a total value of approximately US$160 million based on a BTC price of US$60,500.
October 2021 Bitfarms’ Mining Operations Highlights
- 2,869 Bitmain S19j Pro miners received and installed.
- 300 MicroBT M30S miners received and installed.
- The remaining 4,361 Bitmain S19j Pro and 400 MicroBT M30S miners scheduled for delivery this year are en route and are expected to be received in multiple batches in November.
- The Cowansville, Québec, farm operated at its fully energized, upgraded capacity of 17 MW for the month, which is a net increase of 13 MW.
- Construction commenced on two new farms in Sherbrooke, Québec, increasing our farms in development from two (Argentina and Paraguay) to four (Argentina, Paraguay and Quebec).
- Construction also began on a farm in Argentina within the gates of a private power company that will not receive any government subsidies.
Bitfarms’ BTC 2021 Monthly Production
As previously announced, construction on high-power production facilities in Paraguay and Argentina is underway. These strategic investments represent 220 megawatts (MWs) of combined capacity and are part of Bitfarms plan to grow its hashrate to 3 EH/s in first quarter 2022 and 8 EH/s by year end 2022.
About Bitfarms Ltd.
Founded in 2017, Bitfarms is a global Bitcoin self-mining company, running vertically integrated mining operations with onsite technical repair, proprietary data analytics and Company-owned electrical engineering and installation services to deliver high operational performance and uptime.
Having demonstrated rapid growth and stellar operations, Bitfarms became the first Bitcoin mining company to complete its long form prospectus with the Ontario Securities Commission and started trading on the TSX-V in July 2019. On February 24, 2021, Bitfarms was honoured to be announced as a Rising Star by the TSX-V. On June 21, 2021, Bitfarms started trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Bitfarms has a diversified production platform with five industrial scale facilities located in Québec. Each facility is over 99% powered with environmentally friendly hydro power and secured with long-term power contracts. Bitfarms is currently the only publicly traded pure-play mining company audited by a Big Four accounting firm.
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