Bitfarms Announces Hashrate Growth, Bitcoin Inventory and Stock Market Listing Updates
TORONTO, Ontario and BROSSARD, Quebec, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bitfarms Ltd. (“Bitfarms”, or the “Company”) (TSXV:BITF // OTC:BFARF), one of the largest, oldest and most cost-effective public Bitcoin mining operations in the world, today announces a number of corporate developments.
New Miner Purchases
The Company has recently completed two purchases of new-generation mining equipment manufactured by MicroBT to be installed through August. When deployed, the 1,996 miners will produce an additional 160 PH/s. These purchases are in addition to the 1,500 M31S+ previously announced for delivery in June for a total of 280 PH/s of new equipment to be installed in our Cowansville expansion expected to be complete in July.
|Name||Miners||Model||Total Hash||Delivery Month|
|MicroBT||496||M31S+||40 PH/s||April 2021|
|MicroBT||1,500||M31S+||120 PH/s||June 2021*|
|MicroBT||1,500||M31S+||120 PH/s||July 2021|
|*previously announced on March 24, 2021.|
The Company has recently started rehabilitation of older and mid-generation equipment that were previously cost-ineffective to repair. When rehabilitated, this equipment will restore approximately 80 PH/s of production to Bitfarms for a capital cost of approximately US$5 per TH/s. This compares to nearly US$120 per TH/s for new generation equipment on the spot market today, providing a near immediate return on investment.
Bitcoin Inventory Pilot Program
This week Bitcoin set another new all-time high of more than US$64,000, a more than 100% increase Year-To-Date.
During this time, Bitfarms has mined and retained over 650 Bitcoin in reserve, currently valued at US$41 million at US$63,000 per Bitcoin and is currently adding approximately 7.5 Bitcoin per day to inventory. With prevailing difficulty, Bitfarms expects its mined Bitcoin inventory will grow to 1,000 Bitcoin within the next 50 days, representing approximately US$63 million worth of value for our shareholders at prevailing prices.
With the planned new miner purchases, ongoing miner repairs, Bitfarms expects to increase its total hashrate to approximately 1.6 EH/s by August. At the prevailing economics as of April 15th, this equipment would produce approximately 9.5 Bitcoin per day.
Stock Market Listing in the United States
On February 4, 2021, we announced our intention to pursue an additional stock exchange listing for the Company in the United States. The Company has been continuing to actively move forward with a Nasdaq listing process. Having filed our 2020 Annual Information Form, we are now finalizing for submission our SEC Form 40-F, an important milestone towards our U.S. listing on the Nasdaq.
About Bitfarms Ltd.
Founded in 2017, Bitfarms is one of the one of the largest, oldest and most cost-effective public bitcoin mining operations in the world. Bitfarms runs 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. For disclosure purposes, on March 8, 2021, Bitfarms filed an Annual Information Form for its first time. On March 15, 2021, Bitfarms was issued a receipt by the Ontario Securities Commissions for the filing of its Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus. These documents and all other public filings are available on Sedar.com. On February 24, 201 Bitfarms was honoured to be announced as a Rising Star by the TSX-V.
Bitfarms has a diversified production platform with five industrial scale facilities located in Quebec. Each facility is 100% 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 audit firm.
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Installed Hashrate: Equivalent to the sum of all deployed miners’ manufacturers specified Bitcoin mining hashrate. Actual operational hashrate may be different than installed and operational.
EH/s: Exahash per second
PH/s: Petahash per second
TH/s: Terahash per second
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This news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws that are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this release about future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking information. Other forward-looking information includes but is not limited to information concerning: the intentions, plans and future actions of the Company, as well as Bitfarms’ ability to successfully mine digital currency, revenue increasing as currently anticipated, the ability to profitably liquidate current and future digital currency inventory, volatility of network difficulty and digital currency prices and the resulting significant negative impact on the Company’s operations, the construction and operation of expanded blockchain infrastructure as currently planned, and the regulatory environment of cryptocurrency in the Provinces of Canada.
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Released April 16, 2021