Bitcoin Miner BitNile Pulls 6,500 Rigs From Former Compute North Site

The company signed a hosting deal in August with now-bankrupt Compute North for a site that is now managed by USBTC.

AccessTimeIconFeb 10, 2023 at 1:45 p.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:07 a.m. UTC

BitNile, a subsidiary of publicly traded Ault Alliance (AULT), is removing 6,572 mining rigs from a Texas facility that was formerly owned by Compute North, calling the site "no longer economically viable."

With 300 megawatts (MW) of power capacity, the Wolf Hollow site was acquired by lender Generate Capital after Compute North filed for bankruptcy protection in late September. U.S. Bitcoin Corp. (USBTC), which was also a Compute North client, is now managing operations at Wolf Hollow. USBTC this week agreed to merge with Hut 8 Mining (HUT).

About one month prior to the Compute North bankruptcy filing, BitNile had signed an agreement with Compute North to host its machines. The mining rigs now have begun being shipped to another location, said BitNile in a Friday statement. Ault Executive Chairman Milton “Todd” Ault III called the situation "very frustrating."


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