Bitcoin miner Mawson Infrastructure (MIGI) has signed a new 100 megawatt (MW) co-location deal with Celsius Mining, a subsidiary of crypto lending firm Celsius Networks, that entails Celsius providing a data center to host mining equipment.
- The deal will make Celsius the “largest co-location customer” for Mawson, said CEO and founder James Manning, adding that the industry is experiencing a shortage of energy and energy infrastructure while demand and inbound inquiry for hosting continues to rise.
- Celsius also loaned $20 million to Luna Squares for the purpose of funding the infrastructure required to meet the obligations of the co-location deal, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
- Additionally, Mawson issued Celsius 3.85 million warrants, each of which is exercisable for one share of common stock at $6.50.
- Mawson reiterated its guidance for reaching self-mining power of of 3.35 exahash per second (EH/s) by the second quarter of this year, and a target of 5 EH/s online by early Q1 2023
- On Feb. 15, Mawson said it produced 140 bitcoins in January and expects its monthly hashrate to rise 23% to 1.35 EH/s by the end of February.
- Mawson’s shares are down more than 7% while bitcoin (BTC) neared $44,000 and other mining peers are mostly positive on Tuesday.
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