New York, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit Origin Ltd (NASDAQ: BTOG) ("Bit Origin" or the "Company"), an emerging growth company engaged in the crypto mining business with diversified expansion strategies, today provided its monthly production and operation update for August 2022.
“We are very glad to announce that the number of Bitcoins mined and our revenue in August 2022 grew 165% and 167% respectively compared to the previous month. This achievement has demonstrated the continuous improvement of our operational efficiency. We expect to see a significant increase in our capacity once the purchase of 622 Antminer S19j Pro Bitcoin miners are deployed.” said Mr. Lucas Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
- Operation Update
Bit Origin started bitcoin mining in mining sites in Georgia and Indiana in May and June 2022, respectively. As of August 31, 2022, the total mining hash rate reached 308 PH/s with 3,190 miners installed.
Compared with July 2022, the number of miners installed and the hash rate have increased by 24% and 25%, respectively, primarily attributable to another instalment of 622 miners in Georgia site.
- Bitcoin Production and Revenue
The Company mined 21.95 Bitcoins in August, 2022 and achieved a revenue of US$490,749, representing an increase of 165% and 167%, respectively, compared to the previous month.
- Mining Sites Development
As of August 31, 2022, the Company has two hosting mining sites in operation and one mining site under development. The Company is also exploring other development opportunities for mining sites around the globe, with a primary focus on the U.S.
Site One – Macon, GA, 9.49 Megawatts ("MW")
On May 25, 2022, the Company announced that it entered into a Letter of Intent to increase its mining capacity by 9.49 MW. As of August 31, 2022, due diligence and negotiations are still in the process. The Company expects to complete this transaction in the fourth quarter of 2022. As the transaction proceeds, the Company will publicly disclose required information through press releases or SEC filings, as appropriate.
The Company is currently operating the Georgia site on a hosting basis with a mining capacity of up to 6.1 MW.
Site Two – Marion, IN, 5.3 Megawatts ("MW")
On June 8 and July 11, 2022, the Company announced that it entered two hosting service agreements to increase mining capacity by 3 MW and 2.3 MW, respectively. The deployment of 1,700 miners at this site has been completed.
Site Three – Agreements with a Private Cryptocurrency Mining Investment Fund
On June 15, 2022, the Company announced that it entered into a set of definitive agreements (the "Agreements") with a private cryptocurrency mining investment fund (the "Fund"). The Fund is investing in a mining site (the “Project”) in the U.S. with a capacity of up to 75 MW. According to the Company’s press release disclosed on June 15, 2022, the Project has commenced and is expected to be completed in December 2022. In addition, steady progress in the Fund's design, planning, and electrical studies has been made to date.
The Company expects to deploy approximately 10,000 miners to the Project upon completion.
- Miner Procurement and Deployment Schedule
As of August 31, 2022, the total miners purchased and deployed by the Company were 4,250 and 3,190 respectively.
The Company entered into two Letters of Intent on June 1 and June 2, 2022, respectively, to purchase a total of 1,600 Antminer S19j Pro miners. On August 15, 2022, the Company entered into a definite asset purchase agreement to purchase 622 Antminer S19j Pro Bitcoin miners as partial fulfilment of the above letters of intent. The 622 miners have been delivered to the Company’s mining facility site in Georgia in the U.S on August 31, 2022. The rest of negotiation is still ongoing, and the Company expects to complete both transactions in the fourth quarter of 2022. As the transaction proceeds, the Company will publicly disclose required information through press releases or SEC filings, as appropriate.
Based on the current mining site development and miner procurement plan, the Company expects to deploy the remaining 1,060 purchased miners in the fourth quarter of 2022. Once all 4,250 purchased miners are deployed, the total hash rate is expected to reach 403 Ph/s.
Additionally, the Company is monitoring the market conditions and negotiating with miner manufacturers and traders for additional miner procurement opportunities to expand its capacity.
About Bit Origin Ltd
Bit Origin Ltd, formerly known as China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd., is an emerging growth company operating in the United States and engaged in the cryptocurrency mining business. The Company is also actively deploying blockchain technologies alongside diversified expansion strategies. For more information, please visit https://bitorigin.io.
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