In an announcement on Monday, Riot Blockchain reported that it produced 187 Bitcoin (BTC) — roughly $11.2 million — final month, an 80% improve over its BTC mining in March 2020. The corporate mentioned it held greater than 1,565 Bitcoin on its stability sheet as of March 31, representing greater than $94 million in crypto.
The mining report follows Riot’s $138 million buy of 42,000 S19j Antminers from crypto mining large Bitmain. Roughly 6% of the rigs — 2,400 Antminers — are reportedly already on path to Coinmint’s facility in New York, the place Riot runs a portion of its mining operations. By the tip of April, Riot claimed it is going to have 16,146 Antminers in operation able to producing 1.6 exahashes per second.
As extra of the Antminers are put into operation, Riot expects its hashing energy to rise considerably. By the tip of the 12 months, the mining agency expects to realize a hash price capability of three.8 EH/s, whereas the whole fleet capability of 81,146 Antminers — anticipated to be absolutely operational earlier than the fourth quarter of 2022 — could produce a hash price of seven.7 EH/s. In keeping with blockchain information, this might symbolize greater than 4% of the hash price of your complete Bitcoin community, roughly 171 million terahashes per second on the time of publication.
Riot can be reportedly planning to buy a serious mining facility within the state of Texas. The mining agency mentioned final week that it could purchase the Northern Information-owned Whinstone firm for $650 million. The deal would seemingly enable Riot to run its rigs in Texas with a complete capability of 750 megawatts, with an extra 300 MW enlargement deliberate.