DMG Blockchain Solutions Purchases 2,915 ASIC Miners for Immediate Use
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) (DMGGF:OTCQB US) (FRANKFURT:6AX) (“DMG” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, today announces the purchase and immediate operation of 2,915 bitcoin ASIC miners, which is an additional approximate 200 PH/s, with a possibility of 2,500 more ASIC miners from the same supplier (totalling an additional 170 PH/s).
As previously announced, DMG is in the process of retrofitting the first 30 MW of infrastructure to immersion cooling (which can produce approximately 1.0 EH/s of Bitcoin mining), to be completed in the first half of 2021 with another 30 MW to follow in the second half-year (totaling 2.0 EH/s).
DMG is currently in negotiations with other leading Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturers for further purchase orders in accordance with its retrofitting efforts, which would allow additional purchases through the rest of 2021 to meet the Company’s hashrate targets.
“DMG’s goal is to provide thought leadership to the cryptocurrency industry, which is why we are focussed on strategies around vertical integration, governance, compliance, and efficiency; hence, our focus on physical technologies such as immersion cooling, along with software technologies found in our Blockseer platforms,” said DMG’s COO, Sheldon Bennett. “DMG has leveraged its long-time industry contacts to find supply in a hot market when, along with the 2,915 miners we have secured, we have a right of first refusal on an additional 2,500 miners from the same supplier.”
As DMG secures further orders to fully occupy its 85MW flagship facility, the Company will explore the idea of multiple other Bitcoin mining sites to allow for additional hashrate growth in 2022 over and above the previously announced 2021 target of 2.0 EH/s.
Beyond the growth of DMG’s cryptocurrency mining footprint, the Company is also continuing to grow its software stack (including clean block mining on the Blockseer Pool), automated management of its mining assets with Blockseer Mine Manager, and tool sets for AML and KYC in Walletscore. Further, the Company seeks to expand into cryptocurrency transactions and integration with traditional financial institutions and crypto-focused exchanges.
About DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.
DMG is a vertically integrated blockchain and cryptocurrency company that manages, operates, and develops end-to-end digital solutions to monetize the blockchain ecosystem. DMG’s businesses are segmented into three main divisions: data centre operations, data analytics and forensics and developing enterprise blockchains. DMG’s data centre operations focus on earning revenues from block rewards and transaction fees by mining primarily bitcoin as well as providing hosting services for industrial mining clients. DMG’s data analytics and forensic services provide technical expertise software products such as Blockseer Pool, Mine Manager and Walletscore, as well as working with auditors, law firms, and law enforcement organizations. DMG’s permissioned blockchain technology is focused on developing enterprise software for the supply chain management of controlled products. DMG’s strategy is to become the domain experts across the business verticals it focuses on. DMG’s management team includes seasoned crypto experts, forensic & financial professionals and blockchain developers with deep relationships throughout the industry.
Future changes in the Bitcoin network-wide mining difficulty rate or Bitcoin hashrate may materially affect the future performance of DMG’s production of Bitcoin, and future operational results could also be materially affected by the price of Bitcoin and an increase in hashrate mining difficulty.
For more information on DMG Blockchain Solutions visit: www.dmgblockchain.com
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Daniel Reitzik, CEO & Director
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking information or statements based on current expectations. Statements about the Company’s plans for the acquisition of additional Bitcoin miners, plans and goals to increase petahash (PH) by self-mining, completion of retrofitting of the facility, acquiring other facilities, price of bitcoin, plans and intentions, other potential transactions, acquisition of customers, product development, events, courses of action, and the potential of the Company’s technology and operations, among others, are all forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding looking wording such as “may”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe” and “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including but not limited to, business, economic and capital market conditions; the ability to manage operating expenses, which may adversely affect the Company’s financial condition; the ability to remain competitive as other better financed competitors develop and release competitive products; regulatory uncertainties; access to equipment; market conditions and the demand and pricing for products; the demand and pricing of bitcoins; security threats, including a loss/theft of DMG’s bitcoins; DMG’s relationships with its customers, distributors and business partners; the inability to add more power to DMG’s facilities; DMG’s ability to successfully define, design and release new products in a timely manner that meet customers’ needs; the ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel; competition in the industry; the impact of technology changes on the products and industry; failure to develop new and innovative products; the ability to successfully maintain and enforce our intellectual property rights and defend third-party claims of infringement of their intellectual property rights; the impact of intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely affect the business; the ability to manage working capital; and the dependence on key personnel. DMG may not actually achieve its plans, projections, or expectations. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the demand for its products, the ability to successfully develop software, that there will be no regulation or law that will prevent the Company from operating its business, anticipated costs, the ability to secure sufficient capital to complete its business plans, the ability to achieve goals and the price of bitcoin. Given these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
The securities of DMG are considered highly speculative due to the nature of DMG’s business.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, failure to obtain regulatory approval, the continued availability of capital and financing, equipment failures, lack of supply of equipment, power and infrastructure, failure to obtain any permits required to operate the business, the impact of technology changes on the industry, the impact of Covid-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate, secure equipment, and hire personnel, competition, security threats including stolen bitcoins from DMG or its customers, consumer sentiment towards DMG’s products, services and blockchain technology generally, decrease in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, failure to develop new and innovative products, litigation, increase in operating costs, increase in equipment and labor costs, failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations, government regulations, loss of key employees and consultants, and general economic, market or business conditions. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.