Marathon Boosting Bitcoin Mining Game With 1,360 More Rigs Arriving in August

The publicly traded firm has bought hundreds of rigs from mining hardware rivals MicroBT and Bitmain.

Jul 29, 2020 at 3:02 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:37 a.m. UTC

Publicly traded cryptocurrency mining firm Marathon Patent Group is planning to receive 1,360 additional bitcoin mining rigs in August in a rollout that will rocket its Quebec facility’s hashpower up 320% to 184 peta hashes.

  • The company said in a press release it expects 700 newly bought M31S+ ASIC Miners from MicroBT and 660 previously ordered Bitmain S-19 Pro Miners to arrive in mid-August.
  • Marathon has purchased 3,020 total rigs from the fiercely competitive mining rivals in the past few months. It already has 700 active MicroBT miners, and, in addition to the August arrivals, is waiting on 1,000 more from Bitmain coming in Q4.
  • “Based on current bitcoin prices, the company would expect to become cash flow positive” once it installs the August rigs, CEO Merrick Okamoto said in a press statement.

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