April 3, 2024
Bitfarms to Triple Post-Halving Hash Rate with $240M Mining Upgrade
Bitcoin Halving

Bitfarms to Triple Post-Halving Hash Rate with $240M Mining Upgrade

Bitfarms, a leading Bitcoin mining company, has unveiled plans to invest nearly $240 million in upgrading its Bitcoin mining equipment, aiming to maintain profitability following the Bitcoin halving in 2024.

Drive for Performance and Profitability

Bitfarms’ strategic preparations for the Bitcoin halving are focused on enhancing performance and ensuring profitability. Jeffrey Lucas, the chief financial officer of Bitfarms, emphasized the company’s commitment to acquiring 88,000 highly efficient Bitcoin miners.

Fleet Expansion Efforts

The company has already taken significant steps in expanding its mining fleet. Bitfarms had previously procured 35,888 units of Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miner T21. Additionally, it exercised a purchase option for an additional 28,000 T21 miners and acquired 19,280 Bitmain T21 miners, 3,888 Bitmain S21 miners, and 740 Bitmain S21 hydro miners.

Importance of Hash Rate Capacity

Highlighting the importance of increasing hash rate capacity, Bitfarms mined 286 BTC in March 2024, with a monthly operating hash rate of 6.5 exahashes per second (EH/s). In contrast, in March 2023, the company mined 424 BTC with a hash rate of 4.8 EH/s.

Source: Bitfarms

Transformational Fleet Upgrade

Bitfarms sold most of the Bitcoin it mined over the past two months to reinvest in growing its mining fleet. Jeffrey Lucas described the fleet upgrade as a game changer, tripling Bitfarms’ hash rate to 21 EH/s, increasing targeted operating capacity by 83% to 440 megawatts (MW), and improving fleet efficiency by 40% to 21 w/TH.

Strong Financial Position

Bitfarms boasts a robust financial position, with $66 million in cash and 806 BTC in its treasury as of March 31, 2024, totaling a liquidity of $123 million at a BTC price of $70,400.

Future Outlook

Lucas expressed confidence in Bitfarms’ upgrade program, citing the company’s proven ability to leverage operational expertise to achieve industry-leading performance and profitability.

Giga Energy Expands Operations into Argentina

Texas-based Bitcoin miner Giga Energy has expanded its operations into Argentina, tapping into wasted energy from natural gas flaring in the country’s oil fields.

Utilizing Wasted Energy

Giga Energy converts methane released during natural gas flaring into electricity to power its Bitcoin mining rigs, aiming to mitigate environmental impact while capitalizing on energy resources.

Profitability Outlook

While Giga Energy expects long-term benefits from its expansion, it anticipates challenges in achieving immediate profitability as it awaits the importation of necessary equipment to fully scale its mining operations in the region.

Conclusion 

As the Bitcoin mining landscape evolves, companies like Bitfarms and Giga Energy are making strategic moves to adapt and capitalize on emerging opportunities, signaling continued growth and innovation in the industry.

Image by WangXiNa on Freepik

Related posts

Bitcoin Fourth Halving: The Quest for ‘Epic’ Sats Unveils New Challenges

Robert Paul

Bitcoin Faces Pre-Halving Correction as BTC Falls Below $62K

Christian Green

Navigating Bitcoin’s Rollercoaster Amidst Halving Anticipation

Kevin Wilson

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Index