Bitfarms Buys 24MW Crypto Mining Facility in Washington State for $26M

The bitcoin miner plans to run approximately 6,200 Bitmain S19j Pro miners in the new hydro-powered facility, with potential capacity of 620 PH/s mining power.

AccessTimeIconNov 11, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. UTC
Updated Nov 11, 2021 at 5:33 p.m. UTC

Aoyon Ashraf is managing editor with more than a decade of experience in covering equity markets

Canadian bitcoin miner Bitfarms (BITF) has bought a 24 megawatt (MW) hydropower plant in Washington state that is expected to add 620 petahash (PH/s) of mining power, according to a statement from the company.

  • Bitfarms paid $23 million in cash and $3 million in its own common shares at $7.17 per share.
  • Bitfarms said the 24MW capacity will increase the company’s total mining power to 106MW and is expected to cost 25% less than the company’s other power plants in Quebec.
  • “This low-cost power combined with the industry leading efficiency of the Bitmain S19j Pro means 6,200 miners in Washington could yield nearly 3.7 bitcoin per day at a cost of approximately $4,000 per bitcoin when all miners are installed,” said Ben Gagnon, Bitfarms’ chief mining officer.
  • Bitfarms had 1.8 EH/s of mining power as of Oct. 31, according to a recent presentation.
  • The company also entered into a deal with the seller of the facility in Washington state to co-develop additional mining farms in the area, which could increase total mining capacity up to 99MW.
  • On Oct. 27, the company said it is constructing two production facilities in Sherbrooke, Québec, that are slated to be completed in two phases next year, adding 78MW of total capacity.
  • Shares of Bitfarms rose more than 3% on Thursday and have climbed 331% this year.

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