Bitfarms Mines 3,452 Bitcoin in 2021
December Production Totals 363 Bitcoin
This news release constitutes a “designated news release” for the purposes of the Company’s prospectus supplement dated August 16, 2021 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated August 12, 2021.
TORONTO and BROSSARD, Québec, Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bitfarms Ltd. (NASDAQ: BITF // TSXV: BITF), a global Bitcoin self-mining company, provides a Bitcoin (BTC) production and operations summary and update for the month of and year ended December 2021.
“We began 2021 with an ambitious multi-year growth plan, and in executing this plan we secured nearly 60,000 new generation miners, grew our operational capacity 53%, increased our hashrate 228%, expanded our footprint internationally and mined 3,452 BTC," said Emiliano Grodzki, Bitfarms Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “December production of 363 BTC was up from 199 BTC mined in January, an increase of over 82%, which significantly outpaced network hashrate growth of 29% in 2021. This momentum leads into 2022, a year in which we plan to nearly double our operational farms, triple our operating capacity and quadruple our installed hashrate. We begin 2022 with 298 MW capacity under development and hash rate goals of 3 EH/s by March 31, 2022, and 8 EH/s by December 31, 2022.”
“In addition, in 2021 we began to retain virtually all of our BTC production, which strengthened our balance sheet as our BTC holdings grew to over 3,300 BTC, US$151.8 million at current market prices, and enabled us to implement our recently announced $100 million BTC-backed loan facility,” added Grodzki.
- 2.2 EH/s achieved effective December 12, 2021, up 128% from 965 petahash per second on December 31, 2020.
- 363 new BTC mined during December 2021, bringing the 2021 total to 3,452.
- 11.5+ BTC mined daily on average in December, bringing the full year BTC mined daily on average to 9.5, equivalent to about US$437,000 per day based on a BTC price of US$46,000 on December 31.
- 3,301 BTC deposited into custody for the year 2021, representing approximately 96% of Bitfarms’ 2021 BTC production and a total value of approximately US$151.8 million based on a BTC price of US$46,000.
- Increased operating capacity 54% from 69 MW to 106 MW of hydropower.
- Received and installed nearly 12,000 new miners in 2021 and exited 2021 with total fleet of approximately 27,000 miners online.
- Exited 2021 with 298 MW in contracted capacity and 4 farms under development.
- Contractually secured 49,200 miners, including 1,200 latest generation Bitmain S19 XPs, for delivery in 2022.
- Rebuilt 17 MW farm in Cowansville, Québec.
- Expanded into United States with acquisition of 24 MW facility in Washington state, growing the total number of operating farms from 5 to 6.
- Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop up to an additional 75 MW in Washington state.
- Reached agreement with City of Sherbrooke, Québec, to build 2 new farms, Leger and The Bunker, with 78 MW combined capacity and broke ground on construction of both farms.
- Performed construction on new 10 MW farm in Paraguay with planned installation of 3,000 miners in January.
- Signed engineering contracts and commenced construction of a 210 MW facility in Argentina.
- Rebuilt inhouse management software to accommodate international growth plans.
Bitfarms’ BTC 2021 Monthly Production
Grants of Options to New Employees
Bitfarms continues to strengthen its management team and recently filled key newly created positions in this regard. Options to purchase an aggregate of 120,000 common shares were granted to these new officers pursuant to the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan. The Options are exercisable into common shares of the Company at a price of CAD$7.41 per share for a period of five years from the date of grant and are subject to vesting conditions.
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 and one in Washington state. 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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Released January 3, 2022